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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.
10th Jun '17 9:09:56 AM NateTheGreat
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* Currently working for Oracle in ''Comicbook/BirdsOfPrey'' is Zinda Blake, better known as ComicBook/LadyBlackhawk, a fighter pilot and hero from the 1950s who found herself in the modern day after a time warp [[TimeTravel sends her forward several decades]]. Due to her highly liberal and controversial beliefs, such as her determination to become a fighter pilot, she finds herself much more comfortable in the modern day DC Universe than she did back in her own era. The only notable problems she seems to have is that her taste in music is a few decades behind the times, [[CrowningMomentOfFunny and she can hardly get anybody to honor her senior citizens discount]].

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* Currently working Working for Oracle Oracle, before the New 52, in ''Comicbook/BirdsOfPrey'' is Zinda Blake, better known as ComicBook/LadyBlackhawk, a fighter pilot and hero from the 1950s who found herself in the modern day after a time warp [[TimeTravel sends her forward several decades]]. Due to her highly liberal and controversial beliefs, such as her determination to become a fighter pilot, she finds herself much more comfortable in the modern day DC Universe than she did back in her own era. The only notable problems she seems to have is that her taste in music is a few decades behind the times, [[CrowningMomentOfFunny and she can hardly get anybody to honor her senior citizens discount]].
9th Jun '17 8:38:29 PM SirRed
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-->Mrs Thatcher was elected on the strength of promises to take Britain back to the Fifties. It weasn't until she reintroduced the Black Death, feudalism, and burning at the stake, that people realised she actually meant the ''1450'''s.

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-->Mrs Thatcher was elected on the strength of promises to take Britain back to the Fifties. It weasn't wasn't until she reintroduced the Black Death, feudalism, and burning at the stake, that people realised she actually meant the ''1450'''s.
30th May '17 5:15:30 AM LB7979
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* Creator/HansChristianAndersen's "The Magic Galoshes" featured a man who always said that life in Medieval Denmark was much better... [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor until he got there himself.]]

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* Creator/HansChristianAndersen's "The Magic Galoshes" Galoshes of Fortune" featured a man who always said that life in Medieval Denmark was much better... [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor until he got there himself.]]
30th May '17 5:09:59 AM LB7979
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* André Marek in ''Literature/{{Timeline}}'' is an interesting case -- he is deeply interested in medieval combat, language, and culture, but seems to hold few illusions about the morality that goes with them. When he is exposed to [[TheDungAges a past full of backstabbing, grime, and cruelty]], he elects to stay behind, and marry the FemmeFatale.

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* André Marek in ''Literature/{{Timeline}}'' is an interesting case -- he is deeply interested in medieval combat, language, and culture, but seems to hold few illusions about the morality that goes with them. When he is exposed to [[TheDungAges a past full of backstabbing, grime, and cruelty]], he elects [[spoiler:elects to stay behind, and marry the FemmeFatale.FemmeFatale]].
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