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22nd Sep '16 11:11:06 PM luisedgarf
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** A very odd version of this trope happens with two characters wielding Japanese names: Kei Nagase and [[VideoGame/AceCombat3Electrosphere Rena Hirose]]. With the sole exception of the light novel ''Ace Combat: Ikaros in the Sky'', when she is properly Japanese, Nagase hails from the Strangereal version of the Western world and the same goes for Rena. The odd part of both girls came with the fact there's ''no equivalent of Japan or even Asia''.[[note]]By Asia, we mean the ''the entire continent'', both the West and East parts of it.[[/note]] Even more egregious, at least in Rena's case, her name is normally written in ''kanji'', while Nagase's one is written in both katakana (the alphabet used for writting foreign names and words) and in the Western order, not to mention both girls, especially [[IllGirl Rena]], are treated in-universe as something special or weird.

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** A very odd version of this trope happens with two characters wielding Japanese names: Kei Nagase and [[VideoGame/AceCombat3Electrosphere Rena Hirose]]. With the sole exception of the light novel ''Ace Combat: Ikaros in the Sky'', when she is properly Japanese, Nagase hails from the Strangereal version of the Western world and the same goes for Rena. The odd part of both girls came with the fact there's ''no equivalent of Japan or even Asia''.[[note]]By Asia, we mean the ''the entire continent'', both the West and East parts of it. Keep in mind AC3 was originally self-contained and unrelated with the Strangereal universe and it was implied Rena hails from what it was formerly know as Japan, until the mega-corporations make the concept of nation completely obsolete, until it was retconned out later on.[[/note]] Even more egregious, at least in Rena's case, her name is normally written in ''kanji'', while Nagase's one is written in both katakana (the alphabet used for writting foreign names and words) and in the Western order, not to mention both girls, especially [[IllGirl Rena]], are treated in-universe as something special or weird.
20th Sep '16 5:24:17 PM HashiriyaR32
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** The plane roster is an aversion of this trope. Despite the series being made by [[Creator/NamcoBandai a Japanese company]], most planes aren't Japanese. The only few Japanese ones were made by Mitsubishi, and the other Japanese one from ''[[VideoGame/AceCombatAssaultHorizon Assault Horizon]]'' was made by a fictional Japanese company. Good luck finding an [[KatanasOfTheRisingSun A6M Zero]] or a [[KaijuDefenseForce F-2 Viper Zero]].

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** The plane roster is an aversion of this trope. Despite the series being made by [[Creator/NamcoBandai a Japanese company]], most planes aren't Japanese. The Throughout the entire franchise, there have been only few three Japanese ones were made by Mitsubishi, and aircraft featured (discounting the other Japanese one from ''[[VideoGame/AceCombatAssaultHorizon Assault Horizon]]'' that was made by a fictional Japanese company. Good company), so good luck finding an [[KatanasOfTheRisingSun A6M Zero]] or a [[KaijuDefenseForce F-1 Kaizen or F-2 Viper Zero]].
13th Sep '16 8:56:00 AM ZanderSchubert
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* The Bookworld as depicted in the ThursdayNext series is not only the English language part (areas in other languages are only briefly mentioned), but practically all of the characters, books and tropes depicted are limited to England specifically, with very few references to American authors and books, let alone works not originally in English (only WarAndPeace and Literature/TheTrial are shown explicitly).
3rd Sep '16 6:56:10 AM Morgenthaler
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* WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons has been known to be guilty of treating Springfield as if it is in California, since that is where the writers live, and according to the DVD commentaries they are aware that this trope has been in effect. Most notable is the weather - Springfield is often shown as bright and sunny year round (the exception being Christmas, when it is usually portrayed as permanently snow-covered for thematic reasons). This being The Simpsons, it has been [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]].

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* WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
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has been known to be guilty of treating Springfield as if it is in California, since that is where the writers live, and according to the DVD commentaries they are aware that this trope has been in effect. Most notable is the weather - Springfield is often shown as bright and sunny year round (the exception being Christmas, when it is usually portrayed as permanently snow-covered for thematic reasons). This being The Simpsons, it has been [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]].
3rd Sep '16 6:54:35 AM Morgenthaler
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* The overwhelming majority of films in the Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon take place in either North America or Europe. Also, ''Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians'' is the only European-set film to take place in ThePresentDay. When it comes to specific identifiable countries, the ones most frequently depicted are, by a huge margin, the United States and Great Britain. France, [[Disney/{{Cinderella}} which]] [[Disney/TheAristocats has]] [[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast four]] [[Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame films]], is in a distant third place.
* Lampshaded in ''WesternAnimation/TheBookOfLife'', with light-hearted jokes and references to Mexico as the center of the universe. Even the ''country'' itself has a moustache.
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* The overwhelming majority of films in the Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon take place in either North America or Europe. Also, ''Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians'' is the only European-set film to take place in ThePresentDay. When it comes to specific identifiable countries, the ones most frequently depicted are, by a huge margin, the United States and Great Britain. France, [[Disney/{{Cinderella}} which]] [[Disney/TheAristocats has]] [[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast four]] [[Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame films]], is in a distant third place.



* Lampshaded in ''WesternAnimation/TheBookOfLife'', with light-hearted jokes and references to Mexico as the center of the universe. Even the ''country'' itself has a moustache.
3rd Sep '16 6:50:15 AM Morgenthaler
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* Wondering why so many Chinese restaurants [[CuisinesInAmerica in the US]] claim to cook Hunan-style? When UsefulNotes/RichardNixon went to China, he was greeted with a lavish banquet. Whenever he found a dish he particularly enjoyed, he'd ask [[UsefulNotes/MaoZedong Chairman Mao]] where it came from (seeking to avert this trope and demonstrate his knowledge of and respect for the diversity of Chinese culture -- "I know you're a big country with lots of different cuisines, just like us!"). Mao, having grown up in Hunan Province, would always say it was from the Hunan area. Nixon came back singing the praises of Hunan-style cuisine.

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* Wondering why so many Chinese restaurants [[CuisinesInAmerica [[UsefulNotes/CuisinesInAmerica in the US]] claim to cook Hunan-style? When UsefulNotes/RichardNixon went to China, he was greeted with a lavish banquet. Whenever he found a dish he particularly enjoyed, he'd ask [[UsefulNotes/MaoZedong Chairman Mao]] where it came from (seeking to avert this trope and demonstrate his knowledge of and respect for the diversity of Chinese culture -- "I know you're a big country with lots of different cuisines, just like us!"). Mao, having grown up in Hunan Province, would always say it was from the Hunan area. Nixon came back singing the praises of Hunan-style cuisine.
29th Aug '16 11:47:07 AM ZombieAladdin
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** In addition, the entirety of the human world, except for a few scenes in Mexico and a flashback somewhere vaguely in Europe, are entirely Karakura Town. Not even Japan, just this one city. Hollows seem to only attack Karakura, and Soul Reapers only seem to visit Karakura.
29th Aug '16 11:40:01 AM ZombieAladdin
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** Actually there is kind of a reason (though a twisted one) to calling the champions of Major League Baseball (and the NFL for that matter) "world champion" - there simply is no other team in that sport that could claim to be better. That's also the reason why the predecessor to the current Super Bowl was called the "AFL-NFL World Championship Game". The American and National Football League were the only professional Football Leagues at that time and naturally the one who won a duel between both champions would be the best in the world.[[note]]The Canadian Football League has been around since 1958.[[/note]] It can be argued that the "world champion" crowned by the International Federation of American Football (currently the US) is not a world champion at all, because no NFL talent is allowed to compete and hence the best players are excluded

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** Actually there is kind of a reason (though a twisted one) to calling the champions of Major League Baseball (and the NFL for that matter) "world champion" - there simply is no other team in that sport that could claim to be better. That's also the reason why the predecessor to the current Super Bowl was called the "AFL-NFL World Championship Game". The American and National Football League were the only professional Football Leagues at that time and naturally the one who won a duel between both champions would be the best in the world.[[note]]The Canadian Football League has been around since 1958.[[/note]] It can be argued that the "world champion" crowned by the International Federation of American Football (currently the US) is not a world champion at all, because no NFL talent is allowed to compete and hence the best players are excludedexcluded.
** Things might be changing with the World Series, however, as of baseball's inclusion into the Olympics for the 2020 games.
18th Aug '16 7:46:13 AM Morgenthaler
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* One of the oldest ones in the book - Creator/HGWells' ''Literature/TheWarOfTheWorlds''. With a whole planet to invade, the Martians pick north {{London}}. Mostly justified, as it was the capital of the world's biggest superpower of the time. Wells, however, freely enjoys letting the Martians destroy specific places where he spent an unhappy childhood.

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* One of the oldest ones in the book - Creator/HGWells' ''Literature/TheWarOfTheWorlds''. With a whole planet to invade, the Martians pick north {{London}}.UsefulNotes/{{London}}. Mostly justified, as it was the capital of the world's biggest superpower of the time. Wells, however, freely enjoys letting the Martians destroy specific places where he spent an unhappy childhood.
14th Aug '16 9:52:39 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* [[AvertedTrope Averted]] in ''VideoGame/{{Halo 2}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}''. When the Covenant come to attack Earth, the goal of of their efforts was located in Africa, [[AliensInCardiff specifically around south-eastern Kenya]], since they were interested in an artifact left behind by the aliens that helped along human evolution and not actually the humans themselves. Creator/{{Bungie}} (founded in UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}} and moved to UsefulNotes/{{Seattle}} before the release of ''Halo'') said in a panel discussion that this aversion was deliberate.

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* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'':
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[[AvertedTrope Averted]] in ''VideoGame/{{Halo 2}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}''. When the Covenant come to attack Earth, the goal of of their efforts was located in Africa, [[AliensInCardiff specifically around south-eastern Kenya]], since they were interested in an artifact left behind by the aliens that helped along human evolution and not actually would lead them to the humans themselves. Ark (not to be confused with Noah's). Creator/{{Bungie}} (founded in UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}} and moved to UsefulNotes/{{Seattle}} before the release of ''Halo'') ''VideoGame/HaloCombatEvolved'') said in a panel discussion that this aversion was deliberate.deliberate.
** While the headquarters of the UNSC (and its parent organization the UEG) is in Sydney, Australia, the culture of the UNSC as a whole has a lot of recognizably American bits, like how they organize their military. That said, humanity's individual colonies tend to avert this trope.
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