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11th May '18 7:50:27 PM GentlemensDame883
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* At times, Wiki/TVTropes. Uses of phrases like "our part of the world" and so on, especially when used to contrast with other cultures and nations, reveal the assumptions of the troper responsible. Usually involves [[WeAllLiveInAmerica we all live in the US]] or other progressive/liberal Western perspective and neglects if not outright disparages as backward the existence of conservative-minded non-Western audiences or tropers who may disagree with certain presumptions.

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* At times, Wiki/TVTropes.Wiki/TVTropes itself. Uses of phrases like "our part of the world" and so on, especially when used to contrast with other cultures and nations, reveal the assumptions of the troper responsible. Usually involves [[WeAllLiveInAmerica we all live in the US]] or other progressive/liberal Western perspective and neglects if not outright disparages as backward or worse the existence of conservative-minded conservative or libertarian-minded non-Western audiences or tropers who may disagree with certain presumptions.



* The titicular [[https://img00.deviantart.net/2d3a/i/2017/354/d/f/earth_chan___by_acrylic_stroke-dbx9uu4.png Earth-Chan]] meme has her wear a NASA shirt despite her representing the whole planet, not just USA. It is somewhat subverted in that everyone around the world that draws or cosplays as her still uses a NASA shirt however.

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* The titicular titular [[https://img00.deviantart.net/2d3a/i/2017/354/d/f/earth_chan___by_acrylic_stroke-dbx9uu4.png Earth-Chan]] meme has her wear a NASA shirt despite her representing the whole planet, not just USA. It is somewhat subverted in that everyone around the world that draws or cosplays as her still uses a NASA shirt however.
9th May '18 5:59:46 AM WoodyAlien3rd
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* All the dogs in Wes Anderson's ''Film/IsleOfDogs'' have English names written in Western characters on their collars, despite the film being set in Japan and often using untranslated Japanese for the human characters.
9th May '18 5:44:28 AM WoodyAlien3rd
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* Both invoked and played straight in ''Anime/ReCreators''. The fictional characters (or "Creations") that came to life in the real world are all based on in-universe Japanese properties, because the one who brought them was herself a Creation drawn by a young Japanese doujin artist, so she brought the ones her author was most familiar with. Played straight because, when in the end the entire world is in danger, nobody outside our heroes and the Japanese government is ever shown to care (or know) about it.
2nd May '18 9:10:16 PM LlamaAdventure
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* The Chilean-based Ace Team made more than a few games involving Chile. The eponymous Abyss in ''VideoGame/AbyssOdyssey'' is right underneath the city Ace Team is based off of, and in ''VideoGame/ZenoClash'' it's revealed in the second game that [[spoiler: the entire land of Zenozoik that the games take place is in is actually a quarantined Chile far, ''far'' into the future.]]

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* The Chilean-based Ace ACE Team made more than a few games involving Chile. The eponymous Abyss in ''VideoGame/AbyssOdyssey'' is right underneath the city Ace Team is based off of, and in ''VideoGame/ZenoClash'' it's revealed in the second game that [[spoiler: the entire land of Zenozoik that the games take place is in is actually a quarantined Chile far, ''far'' into the future.]]
2nd May '18 9:09:23 PM LlamaAdventure
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* The Chilean-based Ace Team made more than a few games involving Chile. The eponymous Abyss in ''VideoGame/AbyssOdyssey'' is right underneath the city Ace Team is based off of, and in ''VideoGame/ZenoClash'' it's revealed in the second game that [[spoiler: the entire land of Zenozoik that the games take place is in is actually a quarantined Chile far, ''far'' into the future.]]
22nd Apr '18 8:59:21 PM nombretomado
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** For the most part, though, the entire ResidentEvil series averts this. Not a single character among the main cast is Japanese or of Japanese descent.

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** For the most part, though, the entire ResidentEvil ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'' series averts this. Not a single character among the main cast is Japanese or of Japanese descent.
13th Apr '18 1:21:10 AM ZhaneX24
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** ''Anime/LittleWitchAcademia'' The main heroine Akko Kagari is the ''only thing'' linking this series with Japan, as the whole plot takes place in England.

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** ''Anime/LittleWitchAcademia'' The main heroine Akko Kagari is the ''only thing'' linking this series with Japan, as the whole plot takes place in England. Curiously though, the titular academy seems to follow the Japanese School Year, with first term picking up in April.
9th Apr '18 4:13:52 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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** Meanwhile, the ''SuperSentai'' source material places every alien/monster/etc attack [[TokyoIsTheCenterOfTheUniverse in Japan]] without fail, naturally.

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** Meanwhile, the ''SuperSentai'' ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' source material places every alien/monster/etc attack [[TokyoIsTheCenterOfTheUniverse in Japan]] without fail, naturally.



* ''Franchise/KamenRider'', like its sister franchise SuperSentai, has everything important happen in Japan. Some series have excuses: ''[[Series/KamenRiderHibiki Hibiki]]'' focuses on Oni and various Japanese spirits, ''[[Series/KamenRiderKabuto Kabuto]]'''s monsters are aliens who came to Earth on a meteor that landed in the Shibuya district of Tokyo, and ''[[Series/KamenRiderDouble Fourze]]'' focuses on a single school because the BigBad is its owner, the teahers are his minions, and they hand out MonsterOfTheWeek trinkets to students. Some series aren't quite so justified, though; mostly the Showa series, where the supposedly international terrorist organizations would only attack Japan instead of going after a country that ''didn't'' have a costumed superhero protecting it.

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* ''Franchise/KamenRider'', like its sister franchise SuperSentai, ''Franchise/SuperSentai'', has everything important happen in Japan. Some series have excuses: ''[[Series/KamenRiderHibiki Hibiki]]'' focuses on Oni and various Japanese spirits, ''[[Series/KamenRiderKabuto Kabuto]]'''s monsters are aliens who came to Earth on a meteor that landed in the Shibuya district of Tokyo, and ''[[Series/KamenRiderDouble Fourze]]'' focuses on a single school because the BigBad is its owner, the teahers are his minions, and they hand out MonsterOfTheWeek trinkets to students. Some series aren't quite so justified, though; mostly the Showa series, where the supposedly international terrorist organizations would only attack Japan instead of going after a country that ''didn't'' have a costumed superhero protecting it.
7th Apr '18 9:30:51 PM nombretomado
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* "Losing My Religion" by Music/{{REM}}. The title is a common expression for loss of temper in Georgia (where the band hails from) and other Southern states, but elsewhere ... [[IThoughtItMeant not]] [[EasyEvangelism so]] [[OutgrownSuchSillySuperstitions much]]. The band didn't realise that the majority of the English-speaking world would be having to guess what they were on about (and therefore make the wrong assumptions).

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* "Losing My Religion" by Music/{{REM}}. The title is a common expression for loss of temper in Georgia (where the band hails from) and other Southern states, but elsewhere ... [[IThoughtItMeant [[JustForFun/IThoughtItMeant not]] [[EasyEvangelism so]] [[OutgrownSuchSillySuperstitions much]]. The band didn't realise that the majority of the English-speaking world would be having to guess what they were on about (and therefore make the wrong assumptions).
2nd Apr '18 2:40:21 AM Q4
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** Taking it further, every time the plot requires the characters to go beach to Earth, they wind up in San Francisco, usually near-present-day SF with a few historical pieces for variety. It could be handwaved as Star Fleet Academy and Star Fleet HQ are all set in San Francisco. But even that doesn't explain the various times the crews have had to time-travel to periods before Starfleet was founded and ''still'' wound up in San Francisco, [[Film/StarTrekIVTheVoyageHome which has]] [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration happened multiple times]] [[Series/StarTrekVoyager to three different crews.]] If the writers want to get really exotic, Paris seems to be a popular choice.

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** Taking it further, every time the plot requires the characters to go beach back to Earth, they wind up in San Francisco, usually near-present-day SF with a few historical pieces for variety. It could be handwaved as Star Fleet Academy and Star Fleet HQ are all set in San Francisco. But even that doesn't explain the various times the crews have had to time-travel to periods before Starfleet was founded and ''still'' wound up in San Francisco, [[Film/StarTrekIVTheVoyageHome which has]] [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration happened multiple times]] [[Series/StarTrekVoyager to three different crews.]] If the writers want to get really exotic, Paris seems to be a popular choice.
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