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10th Oct '17 6:45:39 AM Julia1984
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* A meta-example: Many readers (including Creator/CSLewis) think the heroine of Creator/JaneAusten's rather depressing, sombre ''Literature/MansfieldPark'' (1814) would fit in better in the DarkerAndEdgier world of the Bronte sisters' novels in the 1840s.
3rd Oct '17 7:20:04 AM RallyBot2
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* Played with in the case of Klara Prast of the ComicBook/{{Runaways}}, who travelled forward in time from the early 20th century. On the one hand, she doesn't miss her old life of being married to (and exploited by) her abusive alcoholic husband at the age of ''eleven'', or the persecution she used to suffer because of her plant-controlling abilities. On the other hand, she finds many aspects of the modern world baffling (it doesn't help that her guide to modern world is [[CloudCuckoolander Molly Hayes]], whose own understanding of the world is rather spotty.)

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* Played with in the case of Klara Prast of the ComicBook/{{Runaways}}, who travelled forward in time from the early 20th century.century to the early 21st. On the one hand, she doesn't miss her old life of being married to (and exploited by) her abusive alcoholic husband at the age of ''eleven'', or the persecution she used to suffer because of her plant-controlling abilities. On the other hand, she finds many aspects of the modern world baffling (it doesn't help that her guide to the modern world is [[CloudCuckoolander Molly Hayes]], whose own understanding of the world is rather spotty.)
27th Aug '17 9:08:45 PM PaulA
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* Joe Mack, of Creator/LouisLAmour's ''Last of the Breed'', is a college-educated Native American Air Force Pilot who deep down wants to go back to the days of bows and arrows, and surviving off of the land. Getting dropped in Siberia during the Cold War was a bit of a blessing for him and partway through the book, he realizes that he's never going to be able to enjoy civilization again, and considers staying in Siberia forever.

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* Joe Mack, of Creator/LouisLAmour's ''Last of the Breed'', ''Literature/LastOfTheBreed'', is a college-educated Native American Air Force Pilot who deep down wants to go back to the days of bows and arrows, and surviving off of the land. Getting dropped in Siberia during the Cold War was a bit of a blessing for him and partway through the book, he realizes that he's never going to be able to enjoy civilization again, and considers staying in Siberia forever.
24th Aug '17 1:29:58 PM CosmicFerret
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* Subverted by time-travelling foes of TheFlash, Abra Kadabra and Professor Zoom, who travelled to the 20th century because they felt out of place in their own eras, and turned out not to fit in very well there either.

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* Subverted by time-travelling foes of TheFlash, Franchise/TheFlash, Abra Kadabra and Professor Zoom, who travelled to the 20th century because they felt out of place in their own eras, and turned out not to fit in very well there either.
28th Jul '17 7:28:50 AM ecojosh1
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* Linda from ''WesternAnimation/BobsBurgers'' is a fan of the period drama "Winthorpe Manor" and says she was born in the wrong century. She changes her mind when she participates in a "Winthorpe Manor" LARP as a maid and sees how bad life was for most people.
27th Jul '17 7:41:12 AM DVB
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** Though we also learn the top hat was a gift given to young Layton by his girlfriend at the time, symbolizing him become a proper gentleman in her eyes... [[spoiler: which has become a TragicKeepsake when we learn of her death... only that said death (due to being a time travel experiment gone wrong) sent her to the future and having to lose her ''again''breaks Layton's heart (and the audience's for that matter.)]]
26th Jul '17 5:29:08 AM Nyame
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* ''FanFic/TheGreatAlicornHunt'': The minor draconequus Malfunziona was most definitely this. Since he is a lesser being than a normal draconequus like Discord, his powers are more specific -- he can only grow in power by breaking complicated machinery. Since he was active in a pre-industrialized Equestria, where the most complicated machinery were farming tools and the like, he was only a nuisance at best. Eventually, he invaded the workshop of a Leonardo di Vinci-expy, Bold Lion, to get something of a power-up, only to be sealed away. Cue several centuries later, in the modern day, where he's released. It took him only an ''hour'' to become as powerful as Discord and the Princesses (aided by the fact that he was released at a technology expo), and had he gotten out into the city he would've been nigh-unstoppable.

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* ''FanFic/TheGreatAlicornHunt'': The minor draconequus Malfunziona was most definitely this. Since he is a lesser being than a normal draconequus like Discord, his powers are more specific -- he can only grow in power by breaking complicated machinery. complex machinery, and the power he gains is directly proportional to the complexity of the device. Since he was active in a pre-industrialized Equestria, where the most complicated complex machinery were farming tools and the like, he was only a nuisance at best. Eventually, he invaded the workshop of a Leonardo di Vinci-expy, Bold Lion, to get something ''something'' of a power-up, power-up (as an inventor's home would be the only place where he could find any machinery of significance), only to be sealed away. Cue several centuries later, in the modern day, where he's released. It took him only an ''hour'' to become as powerful as Discord and the Princesses (aided by the fact that he was released at a technology expo), and had he gotten out into the city he would've been nigh-unstoppable.
25th Jul '17 6:27:44 PM Nyame
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* ''FanFic/TheGreatAlicornHunt'': The minor draconequus Malfunziona was most definitely this. Since he is a lesser being than a normal draconequus like Discord, his powers are more specific -- he can only grow in power by breaking complicated machinery. Since he was active in a pre-industrialized Equestria, where the most complicated machinery were farming tools and the like, he was only a nuisance at best. Eventually, he invaded the workshop of a Leonardo di Vinci-expy, Bold Lion, to get something of a power-up, only to be sealed away. Cue several centuries later, in the modern day, where he's released. It took him only an ''hour'' to become as powerful as Discord and the Princesses (aided by the fact that he was released at a technology expo), and had he gotten out into the city he would've been nigh-unstoppable.
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18th Jul '17 2:10:14 PM RockRaider
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* ''WesternAnimation/Ben102016'' gives us Steam Smythe, a villain who speaks like someone from the 19th century, and is fixated on reverting the world back to the way it was in the early 20th century (at the latest).
17th Jun '17 1:42:59 AM Doug86
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* In a Comicbook/{{Batman}} and Comicbook/MartianManhunter team-up in ''Detective Comics'' in 1997, Wally Dalbert, a 27th century thief who commited his crimes by travelling backwards in time but had no way of travelling forwards, eventually settled to become a philanthropist in 19th century Gotham, where he had previously indicated he would feel more at home.

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* In a Comicbook/{{Batman}} Franchise/{{Batman}} and Comicbook/MartianManhunter team-up in ''Detective Comics'' in 1997, Wally Dalbert, a 27th century thief who commited his crimes by travelling backwards in time but had no way of travelling forwards, eventually settled to become a philanthropist in 19th century Gotham, where he had previously indicated he would feel more at home.
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