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12th Sep '17 11:55:37 PM Raven_Nightt
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* On ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', Mr. Burns is a cross between this and a clueless DiscoDan insomuch as he doesn't even ''know'' about many

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* On ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', Mr. Burns is a cross between this and a clueless DiscoDan insomuch as he doesn't even ''know'' about manymany
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25th Aug '17 9:28:26 PM Franco-America2018
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* On ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', Mr. Burns is a cross between this and a clueless DiscoDan insomuch as he doesn't even ''know'' about many of the societal changes in the last century. In one episode, it's revealed that he has Confederate Slave Holdings in his outdated stock portfolio. In another, he still thinks there's a Negro League in baseball, and even more bizarrely, scoffs at the idea of [=non-WASPs=] in the major leagues (he's taken aback, for example, by a vintage baseball card showing Joe [=DiMaggio=] as a New York Yankee). And in another, he hires women as basketball cheerleaders whom he dresses in demure [[TheGayNineties 1890s attire]] and forces to perform to ragtime music. The cheerleaders "entertained" the crowd in the arena by [[ParasolOfPrettiness twirling their parasols]] and lifting their floor-length skirts to reveal their ankles. The crowd hated the act.... and Mr. Burns agreed with them - ''because he found it too obscene!''

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* On ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', Mr. Burns is a cross between this and a clueless DiscoDan insomuch as he doesn't even ''know'' about many of the societal changes in the last century. In one episode, it's revealed that he has Confederate Slave Holdings in his outdated stock portfolio. In another, he still thinks there's a Negro League in baseball, and even more bizarrely, scoffs at the idea of [=non-WASPs=] in the major leagues (he's taken aback, for example, by a vintage baseball card showing Joe [=DiMaggio=] as a New York Yankee). And in another, he hires women as basketball cheerleaders whom he dresses in demure [[TheGayNineties 1890s attire]] and forces to perform to ragtime music. The cheerleaders "entertained" the crowd in the arena by [[ParasolOfPrettiness twirling their parasols]] and lifting their floor-length skirts to reveal their ankles. The crowd hated the act.... and Mr. Burns agreed with them - ''because he found it too obscene!''

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18th Apr '17 12:34:37 AM CountDorku
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* ''TabletopGame/EclipsePhase'' is written by a passionately socially progressive, capital-A Anarchist, unapologetically transhumanist company that at one point [[http://eclipsephase.com/regarding-mras told Men's Rights Activists to stop being fans of their game]], meaning it's probably not surprising that they used this trope in-setting in the form of the Jovian Republic a.k.a. Jovian Junta, a state that [[NoTranshumanismAllowed limits the level of genetic enhancement available to its citizens]], rejects the BodyBackupDrive, views people who've been restored from backup as soulless abominations, names things after right-wing dictators and generally doesn't play nicely with the predominantly transhuman population of the Solar System.
13th Apr '17 2:02:36 AM Chabal2
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** Another Discworld example is the villain in "Discworld/TheFifthElephant", who tries to force the new king of the dwarves of {{Uberwald}} into civil war because they view him as too sympathetic to modern mores.

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** Another Discworld example is the villain in "Discworld/TheFifthElephant", who tries to force the new king of the dwarves of {{Uberwald}} into civil war because they view him as too sympathetic to modern mores. They continue to be major villains until {{Discworld/Thud}} [[spoiler:where they try to destroy evidence that the battle of Koom Valley was an attempt to end the dwarf/troll war]] and Discworld/RaisingSteam, [[spoiler:where they complete the transtition into Islamic terrorist expies]].
23rd Mar '17 1:19:30 PM IdumeanPatriot
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* General Rumford in ''Literature/{{Victoria}}'' is a heroic example. A political general and Chief of Staff in a mid-21st century state whose take on life, the Universe and everything is best described as that of an early ''19th'' century conservative (atheists should lose their citizenship, women should stay in the kitchen, etc.), he expends tremendous effort imposing these same values on his country, the Northern Confederation. His craziness [[BunnyEarsLawyer actually benefits his nation]], however, since the [[OutsideTheBoxTactic archaic stratagems]] he employs are [[WhoWouldBeStupidEnough never anticipated]] by the Confederation's modernist, high-tech enemies.

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* General Rumford in ''Literature/{{Victoria}}'' is a heroic example. A example: a political general and Chief of Staff in a mid-21st century state whose take on life, the Universe and everything is best described as that of an early ''19th'' century conservative (atheists should lose their citizenship, women should stay in the kitchen, the French Revolution was [[DirtyCommies pure Bolshevism]], etc.), he ). He also expends tremendous effort imposing these same values on his country, the Northern Confederation. His craziness [[BunnyEarsLawyer actually benefits his nation]], however, since the [[OutsideTheBoxTactic archaic stratagems]] he employs are [[WhoWouldBeStupidEnough never anticipated]] by the Confederation's modernist, high-tech enemies.
23rd Mar '17 1:16:20 PM IdumeanPatriot
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* General Rumford in ''Literature/{{Victoria}}'' is a heroic example. A political general and Chief of Staff in a mid-21st century state whose take on life, the Universe and everything is best described as that of an early ''19th'' century conservative (atheists should lose their citizenship, women should stay in the kitchen, etc.), he expends tremendous effort imposing these same values on his country, the Northern Confederation. His craziness [[BunnyEarsLawyer actually benefits his nation]], however, since the [[OutsideTheBoxTactic archaic stratagems]] he employs are [[WhoWouldBeStupidEnough never anticipated]] by the Confederation's modernist, high-tech enemies.
9th Feb '17 3:00:43 PM VoxAquila
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* ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' himself, Sauron, wanted to restore Arda to the state it had existed in before his former master Morgoth corrupted it.
5th Dec '16 6:28:38 PM Xtifr
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Compare EvilLuddite, who resents technological changes rather than societal changes. Though considering they [[TimeMarchesOn go hand in hand]], an overlap is possible. This trope may appear unintentionally in a ReactionaryFantasy where the protagonist comes across as a DesignatedHero. See also StillFightingTheCivilWar, which occurs when a character is willing to admit that most things have changed, but a particular sociopolitical issue that most people have put behind them is still relevant. May be what a former hero becomes if the progress of society is too great since the former hero's time in the case of OutdatedHeroVsImprovedSociety.

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Compare EvilLuddite, who resents technological changes rather than societal changes. Though considering they [[TimeMarchesOn go hand in hand]], an overlap is possible. This trope may appear unintentionally in a ReactionaryFantasy reactionary fantasy where the protagonist comes across as a DesignatedHero. See also StillFightingTheCivilWar, which occurs when a character is willing to admit that most things have changed, but a particular sociopolitical issue that most people have put behind them is still relevant. May be what a former hero becomes if the progress of society is too great since the former hero's time in the case of OutdatedHeroVsImprovedSociety.
14th Oct '16 7:24:09 PM StrixObscuro
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* [[MarvelComics Turner D. Century]], who wanted to change society back to that of the 1890s.

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* [[MarvelComics [[Creator/MarvelComics Turner D. Century]], who wanted to change society back to that of the 1890s.



* In the MarvelUniverse, the Royalist Forces of America are a terrorist organisation (whose leaders are descended Revolutionary War loyalists) who wish to dissolve America's democracy and reinstitute a class system.

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* In the MarvelUniverse, Franchise/MarvelUniverse, the Royalist Forces of America are a terrorist organisation (whose leaders are descended from Revolutionary War loyalists) who wish to dissolve America's democracy and reinstitute re-institute a class system.
* The ComicBook/{{Runaways}} once faced an old man who unleashed a monster on Los Angeles with the power to revert the city to the way it was when his late wife was still alive.



* In {{Game of Thrones}}, the Sons of the Harpy are a terrorist organization led by aristocratic former slave owners who want to bring back slavery after it is abolished by Daenerys Targaryen.

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* In {{Game of Thrones}}, ''Series/GameOfThrones'', the Sons of the Harpy are a terrorist organization led by aristocratic former slave owners who want to bring back slavery after it is abolished by Daenerys Targaryen.
14th Oct '16 7:02:41 PM Willbyr
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* The world of ''OnePiece'' is strongly hinted at to be one where such forces, now known as the World Government, had become victorious. The "Void Century" refers to a hundred years of the world's history that has seemingly gone missing. Bits and pieces of what happened during this time have popped up as the series has gone on, including the existence of robot armies, space travel, and technological superweapons. (By contrast, ''One Piece''[='=]s modern day weaponry is restricted to cannons, swords, and flintlock pistols, and strongly resembles the 17th and 18th century days of high seas piracy.) The World Government actively hunts down and kills anyone with knowledge of the Void Century, which is why Nico Robin, an AdventurerArchaeologist who can read the Poneglyphs said knowledge is stored upon, has a price on her head.

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* The world of ''OnePiece'' ''Manga/OnePiece'' is strongly hinted at to be one where such forces, now known as the World Government, had become victorious. The "Void Century" refers to a hundred years of the world's history that has seemingly gone missing. Bits and pieces of what happened during this time have popped up as the series has gone on, including the existence of robot armies, space travel, and technological superweapons. (By contrast, ''One Piece''[='=]s modern day weaponry is restricted to cannons, swords, and flintlock pistols, and strongly resembles the 17th and 18th century days of high seas piracy.) The World Government actively hunts down and kills anyone with knowledge of the Void Century, which is why Nico Robin, an AdventurerArchaeologist who can read the Poneglyphs said knowledge is stored upon, has a price on her head.
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