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13th May '18 3:35:55 PM Yukianesa
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* Subverted and exploited in ''Film/BlackPanther2018''. Wakanda pretends to be a third-world backwater as a trick to the rest of the world to be BeneathNotice. The reality is Wakanda is a massive case study for {{Afrofuturism}} and the single most technologically advanced and powerful nation on earth thanks to the mountain of Vibranium inside the nation's borders. [[spoiler:At the end of the film, the facade is dropped and Wakanda takes a more active role in the world.]]
3rd May '18 11:45:21 PM jormis29
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* ''VideoGame/FarCry 2'' takes place in a fictional African country called Leboa-Seko, which is populated almost exclusively by people who want you dead.

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* ''VideoGame/FarCry 2'' ''VideoGame/FarCry2'' takes place in a fictional African country called Leboa-Seko, which is populated almost exclusively by people who want you dead.
1st May '18 1:00:55 PM costanton11
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* The Creator/MichaelCrichton book and movie ''{{Congo}}'' has the (fictional) ruined city of Zinj populated by evil gorillas.

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* The Creator/MichaelCrichton book and movie ''{{Congo}}'' ''Literature/{{Congo}}'' has the (fictional) ruined city of Zinj populated by evil gorillas.
16th Apr '18 12:27:00 PM ehaydon
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** The expansion pack ''Hammerlock's Hunt'' has a fair amount of this, with an unusual emphasis on dark and dreary environments with precious little jungle or savanna to be seen. Hammerlock is of course the very ideal of the GreatWhiteHunter, and the BigBad (such as he is) is very much a MightyWhitey controlling the aggressive and shamanistic tribesmen. In a small twist, the tribesmen are largely white and are former colonists who went mad after being abandoned on Pandora by their employers.

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** The expansion pack ''Hammerlock's Hunt'' has a fair amount of this, with an unusual emphasis on dark and dreary environments with precious little jungle or savanna to be seen. Hammerlock is of course the very ideal of the GreatWhiteHunter, and the BigBad (such as he is) is very much a MightyWhitey controlling the aggressive and shamanistic tribesmen. In a small twist, the tribesmen are largely white and are former colonists who went mad after being abandoned on Pandora by their employers.employers, as well as Hammerlock being black, and the Big Bad being Japanese.
19th Mar '18 1:29:53 PM jamespolk
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* The Franchise/{{Tarzan}} film series is always about white people in Darkest Africa; see also the Literature entry below. In ''Film/TarzanAndHisMate'', Harry Holt says specifically that the ElephantGraveyard the expedition is setting out to find is in a part of Africa where no white man has been before, except for Harry and Tarzan.
2nd Mar '18 2:33:14 PM waqob
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* The 1947 American song, ''Civilization'', is a humorous satire of this trope. It's about a native of The Congo who learns about the "civilized" world from a missionary. The missionary wants the native population to become "civilized". However, from the Congolese native's perspective, the "civilized" lifestyle is actually uncivilized.

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* The 1947 American song, ''Civilization'', is a humorous satire of this trope. It's about a native of The Congo who learns about the "civilized" world from a missionary. The missionary wants the native population to become "civilized". However, from From the Congolese native's perspective, the "civilized" lifestyle is actually uncivilized.
2nd Mar '18 2:22:16 PM waqob
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*The 1947 American song, ''Civilization'', is a humorous satire of this trope. It's about a native of The Congo who learns about the "civilized" world from a missionary. The missionary wants the native population to become "civilized". However, from the Congolese native's perspective, the "civilized" lifestyle is actually uncivilized.
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7th Feb '18 5:30:23 AM Snicka
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You might be able to get away with replacing "Congo" with "Amazon", however.

See also AncientAfrica and [[UsefulNotes/{{Africa}} Useful Notes: Africa]] as well as JungleDrums and TheNativesAreRestless. See {{Bulungi}} for a modern take on this trope, and {{Afrofuturism}} for works which subvert or deconstruct it.

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You might be able to get away with replacing "Congo" with "Amazon", however.

See also AncientAfrica and [[UsefulNotes/{{Africa}} Useful Notes: Africa]] as well as JungleDrums and TheNativesAreRestless.TheNativesAreRestless, as well as the South American sister trope TheAmazon. See {{Bulungi}} for a modern take on this trope, and {{Afrofuturism}} for works which subvert or deconstruct it.
13th Jan '18 12:55:38 AM jormis29
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* ''Congo Bongo''

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* ''Congo Bongo''''VideoGame/CongoBongo''
28th Nov '17 1:41:03 PM DrSleep
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See also AncientAfrica and [[UsefulNotes/{{Africa}} Useful Notes: Africa]] as well as JungleDrums and TheNativesAreRestless. See {{Bulungi}} for a modern take on this trope.

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See also AncientAfrica and [[UsefulNotes/{{Africa}} Useful Notes: Africa]] as well as JungleDrums and TheNativesAreRestless. See {{Bulungi}} for a modern take on this trope.
trope, and {{Afrofuturism}} for works which subvert or deconstruct it.
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