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11th Mar '18 8:50:32 AM JohnShel91
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* In Episode 5 of ''VideoGame/BatmanTheTelltaleSeries'' if you choose to stop Two-Face in Episode 4 instead of Penguin.

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* In Episode 5 of ''VideoGame/BatmanTheTelltaleSeries'' ''VideoGame/BatmanTheTelltaleSeries'', if you choose chose to stop Two-Face in Episode 4 instead of Penguin.Penguin (resulting in losing all Wayne Enterprises tech), Bruce will go into battle wearing an earlier prototype Batsuit [[MythologyGag resembling the spandex suits from the earlier comics]], which does little more than conceal Batmanís identity.
28th Feb '18 11:24:16 AM WillKeaton
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** 'Wild Horses', the Space Shuttle ''Columbia'' makes an appearance -- a crazy old man has spent the last couple of decades restoring it to working order, [[spoiler:and pulls it out on one last flight to save the day when Spike's state-of-the-art Swordfish space-fighter is disabled by a computer-virus. It turns out that the old man has also given the Shuttle much-improved engines, as it's able to take off conventionally on a runway and reach orbit under its own power (without the aid of booster rockets), neither of which the real-life Shuttles could do. (For added museum-piece value, it's towed out of the hangar by a WWII-era tank.) The rescue is a success, but the shuttle is thoroughly trashed during the reentry and landing... (Note that this episode originally aired ''before'' the ''Columbia'' accident)]]

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** 'Wild Horses', the Space Shuttle ''Columbia'' makes an appearance -- a crazy old man has spent the last couple of decades restoring it to working order, [[spoiler:and pulls it out on one last flight to save the day when Spike's state-of-the-art Swordfish space-fighter is disabled by a computer-virus. It turns out that the old man has also given the Shuttle much-improved engines, as it's able to take off conventionally on a runway and reach orbit under its own power (without the aid of booster rockets), neither of which the real-life Shuttles could do. (For added museum-piece value, it's towed out of the hangar by a WWII-era tank.) The rescue is a success, but the shuttle is thoroughly trashed during the reentry and landing... (Note that this episode originally aired ''before'' the ''Columbia'' accident)]]accident.)]]
12th Feb '18 3:32:46 AM DirtyHarry44Magnum
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* ''VideoGame/TreasurePlanetBattleAtProcyon'': The [[{{The Empire}} Royal Navy]]'s Heavy Scout class of ships are obsolete, Discovery Class Frigates that have been refitted with more modern weaponry.
11th Feb '18 8:11:22 PM Kadorhal
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** There was also the episode "Speak Like a Child" where Faye receives an old Beta VCR tape that might contain clues to her past, so Spike and Jet scour the solar system looking for a working Beta VCR.

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** There was also the episode "Speak Like a Child" where Faye receives an old Beta VCR Betamax tape that might contain clues to her past, so Spike and Jet scour the solar system looking for a working Beta Betamax VCR.
8th Feb '18 7:01:43 PM jormis29
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* In ''VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption'' 's single-player DLC, [[RedDeadRedemptionUndeadNightmare Undead Nightmare]], Nigel West Dickens hands over a blunderbuss (about ''half-a-century'' past its prime) for doing a few missions for him. Don't worry that there's no conventional ammo for it, [[AbnormalAmmo zombie parts]] can be used, and are actually ''more'' effective at neutralizing (read: gibbing) zombies. [[note]]There's a hint of TruthInTelevision here. Properly cared for, a firearm can and will last for a very long time. Fifty years is ''nothing.'' Oh, and the blunderbuss is not picky in the least about what you feed it, provided that it gets enough powder to wash it down with.[[/note]]

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* In ''VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption'' 's single-player DLC, [[RedDeadRedemptionUndeadNightmare [[VideoGame/RedDeadRedemptionUndeadNightmare Undead Nightmare]], Nigel West Dickens hands over a blunderbuss (about ''half-a-century'' past its prime) for doing a few missions for him. Don't worry that there's no conventional ammo for it, [[AbnormalAmmo zombie parts]] can be used, and are actually ''more'' effective at neutralizing (read: gibbing) zombies. [[note]]There's a hint of TruthInTelevision here. Properly cared for, a firearm can and will last for a very long time. Fifty years is ''nothing.'' Oh, and the blunderbuss is not picky in the least about what you feed it, provided that it gets enough powder to wash it down with.[[/note]]
8th Feb '18 9:30:45 AM Meshakhad
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* ''Literature/IslandInTheSeaOfTime'':
** In a very literal example, once the decision is made to resume whaling, the Nantucketers retrieve a bunch of whale-processing equipment from the whaling museum.
** Later in the first book, mention is made that someone found a treadle-powered sewing machine in an attic, which they consider to be worth its weight in gold.
** An odd variant in the second book. By now, the Nantucketers have adapted to a largely 19th-century tech base. But when the Island is attacked by [[spoiler:Tartessos]], they deploy the "Cherokee Brigade" - a force of [=SUVs=] (mostly Jeep Cherokees) equipped with machine guns, which are far faster than any other landbound force.
* In ''Literature/WithIronAndFire'', the Chinese break out the "Rocket", the first native-built Chinese train, for use in World War II, because they are so short of rolling stock. Similarly, the reporters in "Road to Yakutia" are thrilled to be traveling to Mongolia aboard the World War I rail cruiser ''Zamuurets'', still in active duty.


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*** Since developing their own defense industry, the Israelis have actually made a fair amount of money off of upgrading older US tanks for other countries.
2nd Feb '18 1:55:48 AM jormis29
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* In one [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Literature/Bolo Bolo]] story, there's an attack on a human outpost where aliens invade at the site of a previous battle, and a [[RetiredBadass Bolo tank is a museum piece]] that ''literally breaks out of the museum that was built around it''. It attacks the aliens and even after suffering huge amounts of damage still manages to defeat the enemy.

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* In one [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Literature/Bolo Bolo]] ''Literature/{{Bolo}}'' story, there's an attack on a human outpost where aliens invade at the site of a previous battle, and a [[RetiredBadass Bolo tank is a museum piece]] that ''literally breaks out of the museum that was built around it''. It attacks the aliens and even after suffering huge amounts of damage still manages to defeat the enemy.
16th Jan '18 5:17:15 PM dukie
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** During the Battle of Crete, a Greek priest and his son broke into the village museum and stole pre-World War I weapons to use against the German paratroopers.
15th Jan '18 10:22:19 AM BoukenDutch
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*''WesternAnimaton/PJMasks'': In "Take to the Skies, Owlette", when Night Ninja and his mooks steal the airplanes from an airshow and crash the Owl Glider, Catboy and Gekko take an old plane from the museum to fight him.
12th Jan '18 3:00:47 PM margdean56
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* The ''Franchise/StarTrekExpandedUniverse'' novel ''Before Dishonor'' states that TheFederation has an entire planet know as "The Museum World". Picard takes the Enterprise E there (against Starfleet's orders) to reactivate The Doomsday Machine, from the TOS episode of the same name, in order to use it against a Sentient Borg Super Cube which is threatening Earth (and has already '''eaten''' Pluto).

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* The ''Franchise/StarTrekExpandedUniverse'' novel ''Before Dishonor'' states that TheFederation has an entire planet know known as "The Museum World". Picard takes the Enterprise E there (against Starfleet's orders) to reactivate The Doomsday Machine, from the TOS episode of the same name, in order to use it against a Sentient Borg Super Cube which is threatening Earth (and has already '''eaten''' Pluto).



* Every DirkPitt novel ever made has one of these in it. In one, it's an old Ford Trimotor. In another, an old steam paddle boat saving the president. In another, its an old French legion fort.The list just goes on.

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* Every DirkPitt novel ever made has one of these in it. In one, it's an old Ford Trimotor. In another, an old steam paddle boat saving the president. In another, its an old French legion fort. The list just goes on.
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