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2nd Sep '17 11:49:30 AM kazokuhouou
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* In ''FanFic/WhiteDevilOfTheMoon'', Luna still acts like the Moon Kingdom exists, which causes conflict when she refuses to explain to Fate why she had to speak to Nanoha. Not to mention she's ''horrified'' that Nanoha (who in this fanfic is the reincarnated Princess Serenity) defers to Hayate (her commanding officer in the TSAB), sees the Moon Kingdom as nothing more than an old relic, and has no intention of claiming her birthright as the Moon Princess. [[spoiler:She literally runs away when Nanoha formally announces the dissolution of the Moon Kingdom, and the WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue states that she constantly tries to find a way to convince Nanoha to claim her birthright.]]

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* In ''FanFic/WhiteDevilOfTheMoon'', Luna still acts like the Moon Kingdom exists, which causes conflict when she refuses to explain to Fate why she had to speak to Nanoha. Not to mention she's ''horrified'' that Nanoha (who in this fanfic is the reincarnated Princess Serenity) defers to Hayate (her commanding officer in the TSAB), sees the Moon Kingdom as nothing more than an old relic, and has no intention of claiming her birthright as the Moon Princess. [[spoiler:She literally runs away when Nanoha formally announces the dissolution of the Moon Kingdom, and the WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue states that she constantly tries to find a way to convince Nanoha to claim her birthright. Compare that to Artemis, who basically saw the dissolution as a chance to retire and become a normal housecat.]]
2nd Sep '17 11:38:07 AM kazokuhouou
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* In ''FanFic/WhiteDevilOfTheMoon'', Luna still acts like the Moon Kingdom exists, which causes conflict when she refuses to explain to Fate why she had to speak to Nanoha. Not to mention she's ''horrified'' that Nanoha (who in this fanfic is the reincarnated Princess Serenity) defers to Hayate (her commanding officer in the TSAB), sees the Moon Kingdom as nothing more than an old relic, and has no intention of claiming her birthright as the Moon Princess.

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* In ''FanFic/WhiteDevilOfTheMoon'', Luna still acts like the Moon Kingdom exists, which causes conflict when she refuses to explain to Fate why she had to speak to Nanoha. Not to mention she's ''horrified'' that Nanoha (who in this fanfic is the reincarnated Princess Serenity) defers to Hayate (her commanding officer in the TSAB), sees the Moon Kingdom as nothing more than an old relic, and has no intention of claiming her birthright as the Moon Princess. [[spoiler:She literally runs away when Nanoha formally announces the dissolution of the Moon Kingdom, and the WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue states that she constantly tries to find a way to convince Nanoha to claim her birthright.]]
14th Jul '17 4:50:31 PM Andyroid
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* In ''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.]]

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* In ''WesternAnimation/DespicableMe3'', Gru and Lucy tangle with Balthazar Bratt, a supervillain FormerChildStar turned super-villain who seems obsessed with TheEighties.TheEighties, when he was at the height of his popularity. 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.]]
24th Apr '17 5:08:21 PM CyberTiger88
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It's one thing if you have trouble getting over Music/TheBeatles breaking up. This trope would be about people who act as though they are still around, plaster posters all over their homes, compare every other rock song in existence unfavorably to Beatles songs, and may listen to other music as long as it's nothing past 1980 (or by ex-Beatles). These people are basically trying to [[ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve bend reality back by force of will]]. And that's with a band who are still relatively popular and influential; those who are besotted by something that is DeaderThanDisco can be even worse.

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It's one thing if you have trouble getting over Music/TheBeatles breaking up. This trope would be about people who act as though they are still around, plaster posters all over their homes, compare every other rock song in existence unfavorably to Beatles songs, and may listen to other music as long as it's nothing past 1980 (or by ex-Beatles). These people are basically trying to [[ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve [[IRejectYourReality bend reality back by force of will]]. And that's with a band who are still relatively popular and influential; those who are besotted by something that is DeaderThanDisco can be even worse.
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.
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