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6th Apr '17 8:54:34 AM BattleMaster
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* Comicbook/CaptainAmerica gets hit with this after he's unfrozen in both the comics and the movies. Subverted in that while Cap does eventually catch up with the times enough to function in society, his values system remains rooted in the 1930s and 40s (which usually serves as a tool for the writer to contrast Cap's idealism with the cynicism of the world around him). The ComicBook/UltimateMarvel version from ''ComicBook/TheUltimates'' plays it straighter, since the writers figured it would be more realistic to play up the DeliberateValuesDissonance between someone yanked from the end of UsefulNotes/{{W|orldWarII}}W2 and dropped straight into the vastly different world of the early 2000s. Reaction was mixed, especially when some authors began adding in more ''modern'' negative American values, like anti-French attitudes or anti-intellectualism.

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* Comicbook/CaptainAmerica gets hit with this after he's unfrozen in both the comics and the movies. Subverted in that while Cap does eventually catch up with the times enough to function in society, his values system remains rooted in the 1930s and 40s (which usually serves as a tool for the writer to contrast Cap's idealism with the cynicism of the world around him). The ComicBook/UltimateMarvel version from ''ComicBook/TheUltimates'' plays it straighter, since the writers figured it would be more realistic to play up the DeliberateValuesDissonance between someone yanked from the end of UsefulNotes/{{W|orldWarII}}W2 and dropped straight into the vastly different world of the early 2000s. Reaction was mixed, especially when some authors began adding in more ''modern'' negative American values, like anti-French attitudes or anti-intellectualism.anti-intellectualism or playing up 30s attitudes toward the appropriate behavior of racial minorities and women.
14th Mar '17 2:21:10 PM margdean56
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* The characters in Toby Litt's ''Beatniks'' are determined to live the Beat lifestyle, refusing to acknowledge modern technology or music - even though [[BornInTheWrongCentury they were born in the 1970s]].

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* The characters in Toby Litt's ''Beatniks'' are determined to live the Beat lifestyle, refusing to acknowledge modern technology or music - -- even though [[BornInTheWrongCentury they were born in the 1970s]].



* Deconstructed with the title character of ''Literature/DonQuixote'' who is a borderline example: his obsession with ChivalricRomance leaves him mentally stuck in an era that barely even existed, and at 1610, few people at Spain know, and even less care, what an KnightErrant is. So, Don Quixote has to explain himself time and again throughout the first part of the novel, his {{Character Filibuster}}s are each time shorter, [[{{Deconstruction}} until chapter XLVII comes and he gives up]]:

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* Deconstructed with the title character of ''Literature/DonQuixote'' who is a borderline example: his obsession with ChivalricRomance leaves him mentally stuck in an era that barely even existed, and at in 1610, few people at in Spain know, and even less care, what an KnightErrant is. So, Don Quixote has to explain himself time and again throughout the first part of the novel, his novel. His {{Character Filibuster}}s are each time shorter, [[{{Deconstruction}} until chapter XLVII comes and he gives up]]:
13th Mar '17 2:49:27 PM jormis29
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* In ''WesternAnimation/DespicableM3'', Gru and Lucy tangle with Balthazar Bratt, a supervillain who seems obsessed with TheEighties. He wears a purple suit with shoulder pads, he has a mix-tape of "heist music" that includes "Bad" by Music/MichaelJackson, and his arsenal includes trick bubble gum, a bomb disguised as a Rubik's cube, and [[MusicalAssassin a keytar that fires blasts of weaponized sound]]. [[http://fandom.wikia.com/videos/despicable-3-trailer-gru-new-nemesis?li_source=LI&li_medium=fandom-rec See him in the trailer here.]]

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* In ''WesternAnimation/DespicableM3'', ''WesternAnimation/DespicableMe3'', Gru and Lucy tangle with Balthazar Bratt, a supervillain who seems obsessed with TheEighties. He wears a purple suit with shoulder pads, he has a mix-tape of "heist music" that includes "Bad" by Music/MichaelJackson, and his arsenal includes trick bubble gum, a bomb disguised as a Rubik's cube, and [[MusicalAssassin a keytar that fires blasts of weaponized sound]]. [[http://fandom.wikia.com/videos/despicable-3-trailer-gru-new-nemesis?li_source=LI&li_medium=fandom-rec See him in the trailer here.]]
13th Mar '17 2:48:48 PM jormis29
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* In ''WesternAnimation/DespicableMe 3'', Gru and Lucy tangle with Balthazar Bratt, a supervillain who seems obsessed with TheEighties. He wears a purple suit with shoulder pads, he has a mix-tape of "heist music" that includes "Bad" by Music/MichaelJackson, and his arsenal includes trick bubble gum, a bomb disguised as a Rubik's cube, and [[MusicalAssassin a keytar that fires blasts of weaponized sound]]. [[http://fandom.wikia.com/videos/despicable-3-trailer-gru-new-nemesis?li_source=LI&li_medium=fandom-rec See him in the trailer here.]]

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* In ''WesternAnimation/DespicableMe 3'', ''WesternAnimation/DespicableM3'', Gru and Lucy tangle with Balthazar Bratt, a supervillain who seems obsessed with TheEighties. He wears a purple suit with shoulder pads, he has a mix-tape of "heist music" that includes "Bad" by Music/MichaelJackson, and his arsenal includes trick bubble gum, a bomb disguised as a Rubik's cube, and [[MusicalAssassin a keytar that fires blasts of weaponized sound]]. [[http://fandom.wikia.com/videos/despicable-3-trailer-gru-new-nemesis?li_source=LI&li_medium=fandom-rec See him in the trailer here.]]
21st Feb '17 12:33:03 AM TroperBeDoper
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* Even though ''{{WesternAnimation/Archer}}'' exists in a bizarre AnachronismStew of a world, Rip Riley stands out as one of these. Archer even calls him on it during a plane ride, accusing him of trying too hard with his "Sky-captain of yesteryear" look.
20th Feb '17 12:27:20 PM KiraDoom
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* ''WesternAnimation/MuchaLucha'' has Senor Hasbeena, a teacher at the '''''[[NoIndoorVoice FOREMOST WORLD-RENOWNED INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF LUCHA]]''''' who constantly spouts 70s slang in a rather [[LargeHam hammy]] voice. He even has a signature move called [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin The Funky Disco Ball]]. According to the episode "Woulda Coulda Hasbeena," he was actually a pretty successful luchador in the 1970s until a mysterious flash (later found out to be [[spoiler:his future self performing his signature move]]) distracted him during a championship match with Kid Up And Coming, resulting in him losing the championship; hence why he's stuck in the 70s.
22nd Jan '17 1:17:03 PM nighttrainfm
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** HollywoodMidlifeCrisis jokes have always been a constant with the Doctor, but when the Twelfth Doctor starts going around playing electric guitar, wearing a hoodie and swapping his Sonic Screwdriver for a pair of Sonic Sunglasses, it comes across like he's desperately wishing he was still in the late 70s. (Which, considering his personality is RevisitingTheRoots to a more distant and moody 70s-style Doctor after the {{Adorkable}} {{Hipster}} boys of the previous decade, he is doing on a meta level, too.)

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** HollywoodMidlifeCrisis jokes have always been a constant with are nothing new for the Doctor, but when the Twelfth Doctor starts going around playing electric guitar, wearing a hoodie and swapping his Sonic Screwdriver for a pair of Sonic Sunglasses, it comes across like he's desperately wishing he was still in the late 70s. (Which, considering his personality is RevisitingTheRoots to a more distant and moody 70s-style Doctor after the {{Adorkable}} {{Hipster}} boys of the previous decade, he is doing on a meta level, too.)
17th Dec '16 12:58:56 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* In ''WesternAnimation/DespicableMe 3'', Gru and Lucy tangle with Balthazar Bratt, a supervillain who seems obsessed with TheEighties. He wears a purple suit with shoulder pads, he has a mix-tape of "heist music" that includes "Bad" by Music/MichaelJackson, and his arsenal includes trick bubble gum, a bomb disguised as a Rubik's cube, and [[MusicalAssassin a keytar that fires blasts of weaponized sound]].

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* In ''WesternAnimation/DespicableMe 3'', Gru and Lucy tangle with Balthazar Bratt, a supervillain who seems obsessed with TheEighties. He wears a purple suit with shoulder pads, he has a mix-tape of "heist music" that includes "Bad" by Music/MichaelJackson, and his arsenal includes trick bubble gum, a bomb disguised as a Rubik's cube, and [[MusicalAssassin a keytar that fires blasts of weaponized sound]]. [[http://fandom.wikia.com/videos/despicable-3-trailer-gru-new-nemesis?li_source=LI&li_medium=fandom-rec See him in the trailer here.]]
15th Dec '16 4:56:44 PM Andyroid
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* In ''WesternAnimation/DespicableMe 3'', Gru and Lucy tangle with Balthazar Bratt, a supervillain who seems obsessed with TheEighties. He wears a purple suit with shoulder pads, he has a mix-tape of "heist music" that includes "Bad" by Music/MichaelJackson, and his arsenal includes trick bubble gum, a bomb disguised as a Rubik's cube, and [[MusicalAssassin a keytar that fires blasts of weaponized sound]].
4th Dec '16 8:25:34 AM Pichu-kun
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* In ''Film/AngryVideoGameNerdTheMovie'', WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd uses a UsefulNotes/{{Commodore 64}} to sccess the internet and play an MMO with Cooper, which is rendered with flashy modern graphics on Cooper's PC but looks like a 16-bit platformer on the Nerd's Commodore. The Nerd also uses a massive bulky microphone for voice chat as opposed to the sleek headset that Cooper uses. Later, the Nerd brings along a huge record player for music to listen to on a road trip.

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* In ''Film/AngryVideoGameNerdTheMovie'', WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd uses a UsefulNotes/{{Commodore 64}} to sccess access the internet and play an MMO with Cooper, which is rendered with flashy modern graphics on Cooper's PC but looks like a 16-bit platformer on the Nerd's Commodore. The Nerd also uses a massive bulky microphone for voice chat as opposed to the sleek headset that Cooper uses. Later, the Nerd brings along a huge record player for music to listen to on a road trip.



* The gang from ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'', of course, didn't upgrade [[Series/ScoobyDooWhereAreYou their '60s-era clothing or slang]] for decades, until the latest batch of TV movies and ''WesternAnimation/WhatsNewScoobyDoo'' series gave them a makeover. This is {{lampshade|Hanging}}d in ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooAndTheCyberChase'', where the gang meets video-game doubles of themselves who still dress like in the original ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooWhereAreYou'' series. Shaggy's wardrobe never ''did'' catch up with the times, a fact he comments on himself in ''Scooby-Doo and the Alien Invaders''. The revival ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated'' has several characters very much rooted in disco-styling and the era, including Shaggy himself. But the whole setting sort of exists in the 1970s and the 2010s at the same time (it's heavy on the RetroUniverse aesthetic]], so it may be perfectly justified.

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* The gang from ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'', of course, didn't upgrade [[Series/ScoobyDooWhereAreYou their '60s-era clothing or slang]] for decades, until the latest batch of TV movies and ''WesternAnimation/WhatsNewScoobyDoo'' series gave them a makeover. This is {{lampshade|Hanging}}d in ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooAndTheCyberChase'', where the gang meets video-game doubles of themselves who still dress like in the original ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooWhereAreYou'' series. Shaggy's wardrobe never ''did'' catch up with the times, a fact he comments on himself in ''Scooby-Doo and the Alien Invaders''. The revival ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated'' has several characters very much rooted in disco-styling and the era, including Shaggy himself. But the whole setting sort of exists in the 1970s and the 2010s at the same time (it's heavy on the RetroUniverse aesthetic]], aesthetic), so it may be perfectly justified.
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