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28th Jun '17 5:28:05 PM Franco-America2018
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* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'' -- Usually classified as Atompunk, but takes place in a retrograde enough world to qualify (a world with atomic power but without the transistor[[note]]Effectively, at least. Transistors ''were'' invented, but only a couple of years before the atomic war, so the overwhelming majority of electronics uses vacuum tubes[[/note]]). It's actually [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstructed]] in that the inefficient technology ended up depleting resources faster, thus causing the conflicts that lead to [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt The Great War]].

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* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'' -- Usually classified as Atompunk, {{Atompunk}}, but takes place in a retrograde enough world to qualify (a world with atomic power but without the transistor[[note]]Effectively, at least. Transistors ''were'' invented, but only a couple of years before the atomic war, so the overwhelming majority of electronics uses vacuum tubes[[/note]]). It's actually [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstructed]] in that the inefficient technology ended up depleting resources faster, thus causing the conflicts that lead to [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt The Great War]].



* The ''VideoGame/BioShock'' series take place in a very distinctly dieselpunk world, complete with analogue vacuum-tube computers/robots and a jaw-dropping Art Deco setting. It does not entirely fit any of the types above, as it is set in an abandoned (well, by anything we could reasonably call inhabitants) underwater Gulch (a la Galt) and we do not know how different the surface is. However, the setting does apply. Often erroneously referred to as {{steampunk}}, possibly because the hacking minigame in the first game involves flowing water, leading to some people to think they're powered by steam.

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* The ''VideoGame/BioShock'' series take place in a very distinctly dieselpunk [[BioPunk Bio]]-dieselpunk world, complete with analogue vacuum-tube computers/robots and a jaw-dropping Art Deco setting. It does not entirely fit any of the types above, as it is set in an abandoned (well, by anything we could reasonably call inhabitants) underwater Gulch (a la Galt) and we do not know how different the surface is. However, the setting does apply. Often erroneously referred to as {{steampunk}}, possibly because the hacking minigame in the first game involves flowing water, leading to some people to think they're powered by steam.
28th Jun '17 7:43:12 AM Franco-America2018
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' (2012-2014), a sequel series to ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', is a FarEast ScienceFantasy/UrbanFantasy variant of this, complete with [[MundaneUtility power plants being staffed by people with lighting powers]]. It's particularly apparent in Republic City, a CultureChopSuey of various [[TheRoaringTwenties 1920s-era]] metropolises with the Asian aesthetics accentuated. The soundtrack has been described as "1920s New Orleans jazz but if it were invented in China".

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' (2012-2014), a sequel series to ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', is a FarEast ScienceFantasy/UrbanFantasy ScienceFantasy, UrbanFantasy variant of this, complete with [[MundaneUtility power plants being staffed by people with lighting powers]]. It's particularly apparent in Republic City, a CultureChopSuey of various [[TheRoaringTwenties 1920s-era]] metropolises with the Asian aesthetics accentuated. The soundtrack has been described as "1920s New Orleans jazz but if it were invented in China".
28th Jun '17 7:41:46 AM Franco-America2018
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' (2012-2014), a sequel series to ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', is a FarEast UrbanFantasy variant of this, complete with [[MundaneUtility power plants being staffed by people with lighting powers]]. It's particularly apparent in Republic City, a CultureChopSuey of various [[TheRoaringTwenties 1920s-era]] metropolises with the Asian aesthetics accentuated. The soundtrack has been described as "1920s New Orleans jazz but if it were invented in China".

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' (2012-2014), a sequel series to ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', is a FarEast UrbanFantasy ScienceFantasy/UrbanFantasy variant of this, complete with [[MundaneUtility power plants being staffed by people with lighting powers]]. It's particularly apparent in Republic City, a CultureChopSuey of various [[TheRoaringTwenties 1920s-era]] metropolises with the Asian aesthetics accentuated. The soundtrack has been described as "1920s New Orleans jazz but if it were invented in China".
28th Jun '17 7:41:05 AM Franco-America2018
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** And just like that it after take more books until the punk's theme and aesthetics eventally finally appears though most of Book 3 until with Book 4 finally become thing in technologically and politically advanced with dieselpunk-style [[HumongousMecha giant Mecha]] that avatar crew face with.

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** And just like that it after that, it's take more books until the punk's theme and aesthetics eventally finally appears though most of Book 3 until with Book 4 finally become thing in universe both technologically and politically advanced with dieselpunk-style [[HumongousMecha giant Mecha]] that avatar crew face with.
28th Jun '17 7:39:09 AM Franco-America2018
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** And just like that it after take more books until the punk's theme and aesthetics eventally finally appears though most of Book 3 until with Book 4 finally become thing in technologically and politically advanced with dieselpunk-style [[Humongous Mecha giant Mecha]] that avatar crew face with.

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** And just like that it after take more books until the punk's theme and aesthetics eventally finally appears though most of Book 3 until with Book 4 finally become thing in technologically and politically advanced with dieselpunk-style [[Humongous Mecha [[HumongousMecha giant Mecha]] that avatar crew face with.
28th Jun '17 7:38:17 AM Franco-America2018
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** And just like that it after take more books until the punk's theme and aesthetics eventally finally appears though most of Book 3 until with Book 4 finally become thing in technologically and politically advanced with dieselpunk-style [[Humongous Mecha giant Mecha]] that avatar crew face with.
14th Jun '17 7:08:30 PM JulianLapostat
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* The ''Franchise/DishonoredSeries''



** ''VideoGame/{{Dishonored 2}}'' continues with even more psuedo-magic clockwork machinery.

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** ''VideoGame/{{Dishonored 2}}'' continues with even more psuedo-magic pseudo-magic clockwork machinery.machinery.
** ''VideoGame/DishonoredDeathOfTheOutsider'' has an occult-driven {{Cyborg}} as a protagonist.
6th May '17 4:40:05 PM ElSquibbonator
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* ''WesternAnimation/GeorgeShrinks'' (2000-2001) nails the look, and is about as punk as a kids show gets.
15th Apr '17 1:35:59 PM nombretomado
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* ''Douglas Adams' StarshipTitanic'' is thoroughly suffused with Art Deco, from the design of the starliner itself to its robot staff. Better still, it actually uses Dieselpunk motifs such as pneumatic tubes.

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* ''Douglas Adams' StarshipTitanic'' VideoGame/StarshipTitanic'' is thoroughly suffused with Art Deco, from the design of the starliner itself to its robot staff. Better still, it actually uses Dieselpunk motifs such as pneumatic tubes.
4th Apr '17 9:46:09 PM XenMon2
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** Taken up to eleven in the seventh entry, where the villains are a time-traveling army from the future . . . still driving the same WWII-inspired tanks, except now they're painted blue and shoot laser beams.

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** Taken up to eleven in the seventh entry, where the villains are a time-traveling army from the future . . . still driving the same WWII-inspired tanks, WWII-era vehicles, except now they're painted blue and shoot laser beams.
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