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7th Jul '16 11:27:15 AM Jake
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* Archaeologists studying ruined castles often learn as much from examining the older buildings in nearby villages as they do looking at the site itself, as local residents invariably helped themselves to the rubble for their own construction projects.
22nd May '16 4:24:21 AM Faberlich
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** The Jawas' way of life as shown in ''Film/ANewHope''. They pick up lost droids and wrecked ships components, at least when they don't steal stuff.

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** The Jawas' way of life as shown in ''Film/ANewHope''. They pick up lost droids and wrecked ships ships' components, at least when they don't steal stuff.stuff at least.
22nd May '16 4:20:32 AM Faberlich
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* Rey starts out as this in ''[[Film/TheForceAwakens Star Wars: The Force Awakens]]'', trading scrap taken from wrecked Star Destroyers and X-Wings for food. Her home is a wrecked AT-AT.

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** The Jawas' way of life as shown in ''Film/ANewHope''. They pick up lost droids and wrecked ships components, at least when they don't steal stuff.
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Rey starts out as this in ''[[Film/TheForceAwakens Star Wars: The Force Awakens]]'', ''Film/TheForceAwakens'', trading scrap taken from wrecked Star Destroyers and X-Wings for food. Her home is a wrecked AT-AT.
7th May '16 2:22:38 PM nombretomado
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* Lampooned in an episode of ''TheGoldenGirls'', when the cast is taking shelter at a local TV station during a hurricane. Blanche empties all of the soda and snack machines, explaining that whenever there's a disaster, someone always does that to create a scarcity so they can re-sell the food items at a grossly inflated price "and I decided that this time, that someone would be me."

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* Lampooned in an episode of ''TheGoldenGirls'', ''Series/TheGoldenGirls'', when the cast is taking shelter at a local TV station during a hurricane. Blanche empties all of the soda and snack machines, explaining that whenever there's a disaster, someone always does that to create a scarcity so they can re-sell the food items at a grossly inflated price "and I decided that this time, that someone would be me."



* In the {{Series/Supernatural}} episode, "The End", Dean Winchester meets [[FutureMeScaresMe his future self]], who leads a group [[spoiler: survivors of the Apocalypse]]. He is told by [[spoiler: Prophet of the Lord]] Chuck to "hoard toilet paper like it's made of gold."
* In one DisasterMovie of the Week (whose plot I won't bore you with) the protagonists trying to refuel at a service station while getting out of Dodge, only to find it's owners are RightWingMilitiaFanatic-types charging inflated prices.

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* In the {{Series/Supernatural}} ''{{Series/Supernatural}}'' episode, "The End", Dean Winchester meets [[FutureMeScaresMe his future self]], who leads a group [[spoiler: survivors of the Apocalypse]]. He is told by [[spoiler: Prophet of the Lord]] Chuck to "hoard toilet paper like it's made of gold."
* In one DisasterMovie of the Week (whose plot I won't bore you with) Week, the protagonists trying to refuel at a service station while getting out of Dodge, only to find it's owners are RightWingMilitiaFanatic-types charging inflated prices.
6th May '16 1:23:10 AM ShiroAkuma
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* The zombie apocalypse genre game ''VideoGame/TheLastOfUs'' feature a few large group of these as act's antagonists, one particular major group even ''[[ImAHumanitarian killing civilians or tourists not part of their group to shore up diminishing food supplies.]]''

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* The zombie apocalypse genre game ''VideoGame/TheLastOfUs'' feature a few large group groups of these as act's antagonists, one particular major group even ''[[ImAHumanitarian killing civilians or tourists who are not part of their group to shore up diminishing food supplies.]]''
27th Apr '16 10:22:04 AM Anddrix
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* The Roamers in ''Literature/ThePeopleOfSparks'' and ''The Diamond of Darkhold'', who explore and scavenge the remains of pre-disaster cities for old items they can use or sell.
26th Mar '16 12:27:00 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''Warzone2100'''s plot initially revolves around searching for and salvaging pre-[[{{ApocalypseHow}} Class2 Collapse]] military technology, but unlike a typical ScavengerWorld you're collecting it in order to reverse-engineer it and manufacture it yourself.

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* ''Warzone2100'''s ''VideoGame/Warzone2100'''s plot initially revolves around searching for and salvaging pre-[[{{ApocalypseHow}} Class2 Collapse]] military technology, but unlike a typical ScavengerWorld you're collecting it in order to reverse-engineer it and manufacture it yourself.
19th Mar '16 8:13:42 AM Hossmeister
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19th Feb '16 4:34:51 PM nombretomado
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* The zombie apocalypse genre game ''TheLastOfUs'' feature a few large group of these as act's antagonists, one particular major group even ''[[ImAHumanitarian killing civilians or tourists not part of their group to shore up diminishing food supplies.]]''

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* The zombie apocalypse genre game ''TheLastOfUs'' ''VideoGame/TheLastOfUs'' feature a few large group of these as act's antagonists, one particular major group even ''[[ImAHumanitarian killing civilians or tourists not part of their group to shore up diminishing food supplies.]]''
28th Jan '16 12:20:30 PM gophergiggles
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* Unfortunately this is ''extremely'' common during and after natural disasters, riots, and battle zones in war torn countries. Some relief workers have even been attacked by people who want to ''prolong their opportunity to loot and scavenge'', but [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment we're going to leave the specific examples of this elsewhere]].
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