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12th Aug '16 9:47:07 PM nombretomado
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* ''TheDarkEye'' has cultures ranging from stone age tribes to Renaissance/early industrialisation nations. Besides, there's a country, where you have, through [[TechnologyIsEvil demonic possession]], scyscrapers, tanks, and temporarily the whole capital turned into a flying fortress. And that's just the human side of things.

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* ''TheDarkEye'' ''TabletopGame/TheDarkEye'' has cultures ranging from stone age tribes to Renaissance/early industrialisation nations. Besides, there's a country, where you have, through [[TechnologyIsEvil demonic possession]], scyscrapers, tanks, and temporarily the whole capital turned into a flying fortress. And that's just the human side of things.
5th May '16 7:32:37 AM Jerry
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* ''TheDarkEye'' has cultures ranging from stone age tribes to Renaissance/early industrialisation nations. Besides, there's a country, where you have, through [[TechnologyIsEvil demonic possession]], scyscrapers, tanks, and temporarily the whole capital turned into a flying fortress. And that's just the human side of things.



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13th Jan '16 8:04:21 PM FF32
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* Gotham city and Metropolis both reflect the style of their hero: Dark for Franchise/{{Batman}} and shiny and optimistic for Franchise/{{Superman}}. A common saying about the two cities within DC was that Metropolis was [[BigApplesauce New York City]] in the daytime, while Gotham was New York at night. The Animated Series for both [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries these]] [[WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries shows]] even cross over, however Superman ended up visiting Batman at night (and Bats usually took the night with him to Metropolis).

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* Gotham city City and Metropolis both reflect the style of their hero: Dark for Franchise/{{Batman}} and shiny and optimistic for Franchise/{{Superman}}. A common saying about the two cities within DC was that Metropolis was [[BigApplesauce New York City]] in the daytime, while Gotham was New York at night. The Animated Series for both [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries these]] [[WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries shows]] even cross over, however Superman ended up visiting Batman at night (and Bats usually took the night with him to Metropolis).
16th Dec '15 11:16:17 AM pinkdalek
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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' has the {{Cyberpunk}} dystopia of Midgar brimming with neon signs and robots, bordered by Kalm, which looks exactly like a stereotypical JRPG town down to having a city wall and pretty wattle-and-daub buildings. In the Nibelheim of Cloud's childhood there's only a single truck in the whole town and people still draw their water from a communal well. However, everyone has access to the same level of technology - it's just unevenly distributed.
15th Dec '15 3:06:33 AM jormis29
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** They actually stated in one ''White Dwarf'' that they'd created a fictional universe where you can have rock-waving barbarians and antigravity tanks on the same battlefield.

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** They actually stated in one ''White Dwarf'' ''Magazine/WhiteDwarf'' that they'd created a fictional universe where you can have rock-waving barbarians and antigravity tanks on the same battlefield.
5th Dec '15 8:25:13 PM ecuvulle6267
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* ''Film/TheHungerGames'': Particularly highlighted in the film. The Districts, especially the "lower" ones like 11 and 12 look straight out of TheFifties ''at best,'' if not the Great Depression or even the 19th Century. It's no wonder then that those from there tend to be awestruck by how modern the Capitol is.
30th Oct '15 8:58:56 PM FF32
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* In ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'' the Earthbound live in caves and look as though they're just a step or two above actual cavemen. Whereas in the same time period the Kingdom of Zeal is a FloatingContinent powered by magic where there exists modern philosophy, advanced architecture and MagiTech on a CrystalSpiresAndTogas level. Disturbingly justified as you talk to people; the Zealots, who can use magic, deliberately abandoned those who couldn't (the future Earthbound) when they created Zeal, with the implication that they smack down any attempts at the latter improving their lot.

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* In ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'' the Earthbound live in caves and look as though they're just a step or two above actual cavemen. Whereas in the same time period the Kingdom of Zeal is a FloatingContinent powered by magic where there exists modern philosophy, advanced architecture and MagiTech {{Magitek}} on a CrystalSpiresAndTogas level. Disturbingly justified as you talk to people; the Zealots, who can use magic, deliberately abandoned those who couldn't (the future Earthbound) when they created Zeal, with the implication that they smack down any attempts at the latter improving their lot.
3rd Oct '15 8:10:52 PM merotoker
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* ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'': implied in Towers of Midnight, in [[spoiler: Aviendha's vision: the descendants of the Aiel are reduced to little more than savages, while the Lightmakers, descendants of the Seanchan, have "high-tech" equipment (they are building a railway through the desert and have some kind of shotgun). Justified because the Seanchan could benefit from the technological improvements that were popping up in Rand's academies, while the Aiel were almost hunted to extinction.]]

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* ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'': implied in Towers of Midnight, in [[spoiler: Aviendha's vision: the descendants of the Aiel are reduced to little more than savages, while the Lightmakers, descendants of the Seanchan, have "high-tech" equipment (they are building a railway through the desert and have some kind of shotgun). Justified because the Seanchan could benefit from the technological improvements that were popping up in Rand's academies, while the Aiel were almost hunted to extinction.]]extinction]].



** It also often applies within planets or even single cities. It's especially used in the ''Necromunda'' setting, with underhive gangers often using what amounts to real world projectile guns and even just point sticks, while rich kids from the upper hive will come down to hunt them with all the highest tech available in 40K - power armour, stealth suits, and so on.
** Many of said Feral Worlds are also base of operation for [[BioAugmentation transhuman]] SpaceMarines in PowerArmour wielding [[MoreDakka repeating grenade launchers]] and [[PowerFist matter-disrupting gauntlets]], since the tribal wars are excellent for identifying promising recruits when they are [[ChildSoldier still young enough]] to undergo the transformation process. The most famous example would be the SpaceWolfes from [[HornyVikings Viking Age]] [[DeathWorld Fenris]]

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** It also often applies within planets or even single cities. It's especially used in the ''Necromunda'' setting, with underhive gangers often using what amounts to real world projectile guns and even just point sticks, while rich kids from the upper hive will come down to hunt them with all the highest tech available in 40K - power armour, powered armor, stealth suits, and so on.
** Many of said Feral Worlds are also base of operation for [[BioAugmentation transhuman]] SpaceMarines {{Space Marine}}s in PowerArmour PoweredArmor wielding [[MoreDakka repeating grenade launchers]] and [[PowerFist matter-disrupting gauntlets]], since the tribal wars are excellent for identifying promising recruits when they are [[ChildSoldier [[ChildSoldiers still young enough]] to undergo the transformation process. The most famous example would be the SpaceWolfes from [[HornyVikings Viking Age]] [[DeathWorld Fenris]]



* In ''VideoGame/InfiniteSpace'', technology varies widely between regions. Within the Small Magellanic Cloud, Nova Nacio is the most advanced state due to its ties to the Large Magellanic Cloud, while Kalymnos is nearly a match for it due to their focus on advanced battleships and military build-up; meanwhile, peripheral areas like the Ropesk Dominion are poor and backward enough that a single ''destroyer'' is often the flagship of an entire fleet. The Large Magellanic Cloud is somewhat more uniform in tech ''level'' (though even they have backward areas like Escondido): a destroyer from the Large will utterly annihilate a first-rate battleship from the peripheral, chaotic Small. However, there are still some differences between regions in the Large Magellanic Cloud; while actual TechnologyLevels rarely differ, some regions focus on different forms of technology than others (such as the [[{{Transhuman}} transhumans]] of Zenito]]. [[spoiler: Lugovalos' technology is moderately more advanced than the top end of the LMC. And, of course, all of this pales before the LostTechnology of the Overlords.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/InfiniteSpace'', technology varies widely between regions. Within the Small Magellanic Cloud, Nova Nacio is the most advanced state due to its ties to the Large Magellanic Cloud, while Kalymnos is nearly a match for it due to their focus on advanced battleships and military build-up; meanwhile, peripheral areas like the Ropesk Dominion are poor and backward enough that a single ''destroyer'' is often the flagship of an entire fleet. The Large Magellanic Cloud is somewhat more uniform in tech ''level'' (though even they have backward areas like Escondido): a destroyer from the Large will utterly annihilate a first-rate battleship from the peripheral, chaotic Small. However, there are still some differences between regions in the Large Magellanic Cloud; while actual TechnologyLevels rarely differ, some regions focus on different forms of technology than others (such as the [[{{Transhuman}} transhumans]] {{transhuman}}s of Zenito]]. Zenito.) [[spoiler: Lugovalos' technology is moderately more advanced than the top end of the LMC. And, of course, all of this pales before the LostTechnology of the Overlords.]]
11th Sep '15 2:29:17 PM HighCrate
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** Capitalism is alive and well on Rifts Earth, with both native corporations (Triax, Northern Gun, Titan Robotics, etc.) and alien ones (Naruni Enterprises, the Splugorth) ''selling'' advanced technology, but not giving it away for free. Thus there is an inevitable situation of have's and have-not's where people with no money and nothing to trade do not end up with cool technology, much as is the case in the real world with many impoverished countries. More tightly-controlled societies, such as the fascist Coalition States, also deliberately and actively work to limit how much technology anybody has (including their own member states) so as to maintain control. Lazlo would doubtless share more if they could, but they are already on the CS list of potential war targets and cannot be very missionary in spreading their way of life beyond their borders.

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** Capitalism is alive and well on Rifts Earth, with both native corporations (Triax, Northern Gun, Titan Robotics, etc.) and alien ones (Naruni Enterprises, the Splugorth) ''selling'' advanced technology, but not giving it away for free. Thus there is an inevitable situation of have's haves and have-not's have-nots where people with no money and nothing to trade do not end up with cool technology, much as is the case in the real world with many impoverished countries. More tightly-controlled societies, such as the fascist Coalition States, also deliberately and actively work to limit how much technology anybody has (including their own member states) so as to maintain control. Lazlo would doubtless share more if they could, but they are already on the CS list of potential war targets and cannot be very missionary in spreading their way of life beyond their borders.
16th Aug '15 4:07:45 PM Chabal2
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* ''{{Manga/Berserk}}'': Midland is a medieval kingdom for the most part, but some other kingdoms seem to be at a Renaissance level of architecture and dress (however, guns are still limited to bombards, with Guts' ArmCannon being the closest thing to a personal firearm anyone has ever seen).
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