History Main / EvilReactionary

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.
5th Sep '16 8:12:20 PM MadCat221
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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.

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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.
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.
26th Aug '16 10:35:30 AM AnoneMouseJr
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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 AdventurerArcheologist who can read the Poneglyphs said knowledge is stored upon, has a price on her head.

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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 AdventurerArcheologist AdventurerArchaeologist who can read the Poneglyphs said knowledge is stored upon, has a price on her head.
5th Aug '16 3:21:45 AM __Vano
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* Church, especially the Roman Catholic Church, was being almost universally depicted as this in Soviet educational and edutainment literature, ruthlessly persecuting scientists and repressing new ideas to retain their tyrannical power. [[TheStrawmanHasAPoint Not that they didn't actually engage in this]], but the portrayals are grossly exaggerated with sweeping generalizations running rampant.

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* Church, especially the Roman Catholic Church, was being almost universally depicted as this in Soviet educational and edutainment literature, ruthlessly persecuting scientists and repressing new ideas to retain their tyrannical power. [[TheStrawmanHasAPoint [[StrawmanHasAPoint Not that they didn't actually engage in this]], but the portrayals are grossly exaggerated with sweeping generalizations running rampant.
5th Aug '16 3:17:31 AM __Vano
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* Church, especially the Roman Catholic Church, was being almost universally depicted as this in Soviet educational and edutainment literature, ruthlessly persecuting scientists and repressing new ideas to retain their tyrannical power. [[TheStrawmanHasAPoint Not that they didn't actually engage in this]], but the portrayals are grossly exaggerated with sweeping generalizations running rampant.
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