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2nd Feb '17 1:22:01 PM Rubber_Lotus
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* [[ComicBook/WonderWoman The Cheetah's]] post-Crisis backstory plays this entirely straight, with the source of her powers stemming from a cannibalistic cult deep in Africa's jungles.
24th Jan '17 10:10:44 PM Naram-Sin
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** One of Camden's crazy residents is Congolese-born [[AsLongAsItSoundsForeign Nescobar A-lop-lop]]. He once voted for a presidential candidate who spoke in favor of cannibalism (and lost).

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** One of Camden's crazy residents is Congolese-born [[FunnyForeigner Congolese-born]] [[AsLongAsItSoundsForeign Nescobar A-lop-lop]]. He once voted for a presidential candidate who spoke in favor of cannibalism (and lost).
24th Jan '17 10:08:27 PM Naram-Sin
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**One of Camden's crazy residents is Congolese-born [[AsLongAsItSoundsForeign Nescobar A-lop-lop]]. He once voted for a presidential candidate who spoke in favor of cannibalism (and lost).
18th Jan '17 1:41:48 PM sampacm
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* ''VideoGame/EarthBound'' has Deep Darkness, a place mostly composed of jungles and swamps; the jungle is so dense that it's impossible to see through it, unless you have the Hawk Eye (Retrieved from the pyramid in Scaraba), which allow you to "Pierce the darkness".


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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Popeye}}'' once treveled to Darkest Africa searching for Bluto in ''Fightin Pals''; the short shows him actually going through Dark Africa and Darker Africa before getting to his destiny.
4th Jan '17 3:35:32 AM Chabal2
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* ''TabletopGame/WarhammerFantasy'': the Southlands, the stand-in for the African continent has the [[ArabianNightsDays kingdoms of Araby]] and the [[NephariousPharaoh Khemri]] to the far north, a few Lizardman cities and elven ports here and there, the Skaven capital of Clan Pestilens, with most of the danger being presented by the native savage orcs, [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything who are primitive and stupid even by their northern cousins' standards.]]
19th Sep '16 3:53:22 PM wrestlingdog909
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* The group [[http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2012/11/28/166095383/africa-for-norway-viral-video-pokes-fun-at-stereotypes-in-aid-efforts Africa for Norway]] brutally parodies this by making Live Aid-esque PublicServiceAnnouncements for Scandinavian countries. [[http://www.rustyradiator.com/ Rusty Radiator, or Radi-Aid]] is a spinoff.
8th Aug '16 8:33:58 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* Subverted in ''Anime/HanaNoKoLunlun''. The Egypt episode ''does'' use several of the Egypt cliches (starting with pyramids and treasures from AncientEgypt, as [[spoiler: Lunlun is "partnered" with a GentlemanThief]]), but the one in Morocco has a somewhat more realistic ambientation while recreating an old Moroccan village ([[spoiler: which is the hometown of Lunlun's friend Sayid, who has been living in England with his grandfather Scharo ''and'' is the reason why she's in Africa in the first place]]) and two or three local traditions [[spoiler: like a traditional race that Sayid must participate in to be properly accepted by the villagers.]]

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* Subverted in ''Anime/HanaNoKoLunlun''. ''Anime/HanaNoKoLunlun'' has two episodes that toy with the trope:
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The Egypt episode ''does'' use uses several of the Egypt cliches (starting with pyramids and treasures from AncientEgypt, as [[spoiler: Lunlun is "partnered" with a GentlemanThief]]), but the one in GentlemanThief]])
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Morocco two parter subverts this since it has a somewhat more realistic ambientation while recreating worldbuilding. It recreates an old Moroccan village ([[spoiler: which is the hometown of Lunlun's friend Sayid, who has been living in England with his grandfather Scharo ''and'' is the reason why she's in Africa in the first place]]) and two or three local traditions like [[spoiler: like a traditional race that Sayid must participate in to be properly accepted by the villagers.]]
31st Jul '16 7:54:36 PM MsChibi
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* On ''Series/MyNameIsEarl'', back when Earl and Joy were married, they saw a commercial for some nonprofit trying to help children in Africa. They decide to make a FakeCharity to get money for themselves, but only ever got one "donor." Earl had given up on it after a while (even before getting divorced and starting The List), but found that Joy was still running the scam years later. She even mentioned taking a picture of [[ChocolateBaby Earl Jr.]] looking all sad with flies on him, telling the "donor" that he was a boy named Mbungo, whom the "donor" was helping to go to school.
30th Jul '16 11:25:57 PM CH4S
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It may be noted that in many modern stories, quite a bit of finagling or [[HandWave handwaving]] is required to get the "traditional" level of isolation, bringing it into DiscreditedTrope territory. On the other hand, the old stories resonate strongly, and traditional ways of life still hold sway, enough that subversions are frequently effective; the hero can still be surprised when the chief of the village lets him use the (generator-powered) satellite phone. And while most sub-Saharan African countries became free of European colonialism in the 1960s (or the 1970s at the latest), [[TwoDecadesBehind it took Westerners a long time to start thinking of them as modern societies roughly on par with those in the Americas, Europe and Asia]].

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It may be noted that in many modern stories, quite a bit of finagling or [[HandWave handwaving]] is required to get the "traditional" level of isolation, bringing it into DiscreditedTrope territory. On the other hand, the old stories resonate strongly, and traditional ways of life still hold sway, enough that subversions are frequently effective; the hero can still be surprised when the chief of the village lets him use the (generator-powered) (generator-powered, or if set in the present, [[SchizoTech solar powered]]) satellite phone. And while most sub-Saharan African countries became free of European colonialism in the 1960s (or the 1970s at the latest), [[TwoDecadesBehind it took Westerners a long time to start thinking of them as modern societies roughly on par with those in the Americas, Europe and Asia]].
9th Jun '16 11:03:49 AM Doug86
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* ''Jane and the Lost City'', sent during WorldWarII, plays with this trope a bit by introducing a jungle tribe led by the "Leopard Queen" - a scantily-clad African woman who speaks perfect English, and with the proper "colonial" accent to boot.

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* ''Jane and the Lost City'', sent during WorldWarII, UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, plays with this trope a bit by introducing a jungle tribe led by the "Leopard Queen" - a scantily-clad African woman who speaks perfect English, and with the proper "colonial" accent to boot.
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