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23rd Jul '16 2:30:36 PM theLibrarian
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* At the time Creator/CSLewis wrote ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia'', mixing fantasy creatures from different mythologies was not common practice, and raised many eyebrows. His friend [[Creator/JRRTolkien Tolkien]] was especially put off by the idea.

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* At the time Creator/CSLewis wrote ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia'', mixing fantasy creatures from different mythologies was not common practice, and raised many eyebrows. His friend [[Creator/JRRTolkien Tolkien]] was especially put off by the idea. For context, Narnia has fauns and satyrs, centaurs, griffins, giants, minotaurs, dwarves, and more.
3rd Jul '16 5:40:54 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Franchise/BIONICLE}}'' has made liberal use of this, though most of the myths have been distorted through the ages, and the rest have other things keeping them from being perfectly straight examples: cyborgs, [[ElementalPowers elemental spirits]], {{Hobbits}}, an EldritchAbomination or two, dinosaurs, FishPeople, [[OurDragonsAreDifferent dragons]], mutants, [[EverythingsDeaderWithZombies zombies]], HumongousMecha and more. And yes, most of these things tend to [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot overlap with one another]].

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* ''{{Franchise/BIONICLE}}'' ''{{Toys/BIONICLE}}'' has made liberal use of this, though most of the myths have been distorted through the ages, and the rest have other things keeping them from being perfectly straight examples: cyborgs, [[ElementalPowers elemental spirits]], {{Hobbits}}, an EldritchAbomination or two, dinosaurs, FishPeople, [[OurDragonsAreDifferent dragons]], mutants, [[EverythingsDeaderWithZombies zombies]], HumongousMecha and more. And yes, most of these things tend to [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot overlap with one another]].
3rd Jul '16 1:33:10 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{ThunderCats|1985}}'' was made of this trope. It starts out with one feline humanoid alien race being chased by other mutant alien races after their planet's gyroscope blew up, introduced a [[TheObiWan ghost mentor]]... They all crashland on a planet called Third Earth, inhabited by android robot bears, an evil mummy that transforms into an evil flying supermummy with the help of [[EldritchAbomination ancient demonic spirits]], with an enemy of the week that is either a Nazi starship captain (Shiner), cybernetic killer pirates (Hammerhand), a sort of yeti king who rides a giant snowcat (Snowman), a timetravelling samurai (Hachiman) or an egyptian prince with a magic mindcontrol helmet who was trapped by the sphinx in an alternate dimension... And merchandising on steroids: the Thundertank, Cat's Lair, and various other massive metal machines. Oh, there was a female space cop as well. And hydras. And Grune the Destroyer appears to be an undead villain from the dawn of time. And volcano gods. And amazonian girl-ninjas of the treetops. And unicorns. And the Dobermen (aargh, aargh). And [[DeathByOriginStory dead parents]], telepathy and [[AnAesop addiction]]. The entire thing was written on crack.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{ThunderCats|1985}}'' was made of this trope. It starts out with one feline humanoid alien race being chased by other mutant alien races after their planet's gyroscope blew up, introduced a [[TheObiWan [[SpiritAdvisor ghost mentor]]... They all crashland on a planet called Third Earth, inhabited by android robot bears, an evil mummy that transforms into an evil flying supermummy with the help of [[EldritchAbomination ancient demonic spirits]], with an enemy of the week that is either a Nazi starship captain (Shiner), cybernetic killer pirates (Hammerhand), a sort of yeti king who rides a giant snowcat (Snowman), a timetravelling samurai (Hachiman) or an egyptian prince with a magic mindcontrol helmet who was trapped by the sphinx in an alternate dimension... And merchandising on steroids: the Thundertank, Cat's Lair, and various other massive metal machines. Oh, there was a female space cop as well. And hydras. And Grune the Destroyer appears to be an undead villain from the dawn of time. And volcano gods. And amazonian girl-ninjas of the treetops. And unicorns. And the Dobermen (aargh, aargh). And [[DeathByOriginStory dead parents]], telepathy and [[AnAesop addiction]]. The entire thing was written on crack.
3rd Jul '16 8:16:11 AM Troper#184
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* In ''{{Series/QuantumLeap}}'' the time traveling protagonist encountered a UFO, Bigfoot, a vampire, a guardian angel and a ghost throughout the show's five seasons.
10th Jun '16 10:33:16 PM merotoker
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** Negi Springfield slowly discovers that his class of 31 "{{ordinary|HighSchoolStudent}}" middle-school girls includes a {{ridiculously human|robots}} [[BattleButler combat]] [[RobotGirl robot]], a [[CuteGhostGirl ghost]], [[SealedBadassinaCan a depowered formerly uber-powerful]] [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampire]]/wizardess, a [[CuteWitch Sorceress]]-in-training or three (well, it does once he starts training them, anyway), a {{Ninja}}, a [[ChineseGirl kung-fu master]], a [[SchoolgirlLesbians lesbian]] [[HeroicAlbino albino]] [[HalfHumanHybrid half-Tengu]] {{samurai}} [[BodyguardCrush bodyguard]], ''two'' {{Mad Scientist}}s [[spoiler:(one of whom is apparently his {{Time Travel}}ling [[LukeIAmYourFather descendant]] from [[HumanAlien another planet]])]], a [[ButNotTooForeign half-Puertorican half-demon]] {{Miko}}/[[HiredGuns mercenary]] [[TheGunslinger marksman]], a [[NunsAreFunny Nun]]/Wizardess, a potential [[HealingHands healer]] [[SchoolgirlLesbians lesbian]] {{Ojou}}, and [[SilentBob Zazie]] [[DarkSkinnedBlond Rainyday]] ([[spoiler:a demon princess]]) -- plus the secrets Asuna's forgotten history holds ([[spoiler:specifically, magical princess in exile]]). Just to add some spice, at least two of the girls have connections to his [[DisappearedDad long-missing father]], and unknown to him another is a relative! Negi himself, a [[TeenGenius pre-teen prodigy]] wizard, son of a legendary [[MagicKnight magical war hero]], who knows kung fu (and [[spoiler: was (unknown to him) a prince]]), who's in the process of training himself up to be an Epic Hero. That's not even counting the other characters in this series, like a famous gladiator/human WMD, and a dog hanyou. TasteTheRainbow!

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** Negi Springfield slowly discovers that his class of 31 "{{ordinary|HighSchoolStudent}}" middle-school girls includes a {{ridiculously human|robots}} [[BattleButler combat]] [[RobotGirl robot]], a [[CuteGhostGirl ghost]], [[SealedBadassinaCan a depowered formerly uber-powerful]] [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampire]]/wizardess, a [[CuteWitch Sorceress]]-in-training or three (well, it does once he starts training them, anyway), a {{Ninja}}, a [[ChineseGirl [[AnimeChineseGirl kung-fu master]], a [[SchoolgirlLesbians lesbian]] [[HeroicAlbino albino]] [[HalfHumanHybrid half-Tengu]] {{samurai}} [[BodyguardCrush bodyguard]], ''two'' {{Mad Scientist}}s [[spoiler:(one of whom is apparently his {{Time Travel}}ling [[LukeIAmYourFather descendant]] from [[HumanAlien [[HumanAliens another planet]])]], a [[ButNotTooForeign half-Puertorican half-demon]] {{Miko}}/[[HiredGuns mercenary]] [[TheGunslinger marksman]], a [[NunsAreFunny Nun]]/Wizardess, a potential [[HealingHands healer]] [[SchoolgirlLesbians lesbian]] {{Ojou}}, and [[SilentBob Zazie]] [[DarkSkinnedBlond Rainyday]] ([[spoiler:a demon princess]]) -- plus the secrets Asuna's forgotten history holds ([[spoiler:specifically, magical princess in exile]]). Just to add some spice, at least two of the girls have connections to his [[DisappearedDad long-missing father]], and unknown to him another is a relative! Negi himself, a [[TeenGenius pre-teen prodigy]] wizard, son of a legendary [[MagicKnight magical war hero]], who knows kung fu (and [[spoiler: was (unknown to him) a prince]]), who's in the process of training himself up to be an Epic Hero. That's not even counting the other characters in this series, like a famous gladiator/human WMD, and a dog hanyou. TasteTheRainbow!



* ''Film/BigTroubleInLittleChina'' isn't a straight example, being a NewOldWest [[XMeetsY slash]] {{Wuxia}} fantasy flick, but it points out the reason that few martial arts films have consistent cosmologies;

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* ''Film/BigTroubleInLittleChina'' isn't a straight example, being a NewOldWest [[XMeetsY [[JustForFun/XMeetsY slash]] {{Wuxia}} fantasy flick, but it points out the reason that few martial arts films have consistent cosmologies;



* The ''Pirates Constructable Strategy Game'' by Wizkids is a naval combat game set sometime before, during, and after UsefulNotes/TheAmericanRevolution / UsefulNotes/WarOf1812 era. When the first set came out, things were fine, but with each new expansion, they seem to be intent on adding a new crazy mechanic. They get alright justifications or are HandWaved most of the time, but it is still silly. They are currently halfway between this and AnachronismStew. Some of these include:

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* The ''Pirates Constructable Strategy Game'' by Wizkids is a naval combat game set sometime before, during, and after UsefulNotes/TheAmericanRevolution / UsefulNotes/WarOf1812 era. When the first set came out, things were fine, but with each new expansion, they seem to be intent on adding a new crazy mechanic. They get alright justifications or are HandWaved {{handwave}}d most of the time, but it is still silly. They are currently halfway between this and AnachronismStew. Some of these include:



* ''DungeonFighterOnline'' starts out seeming like an ordinary fantasy setting, with elves and goblins and [[LawyerFriendlyCameo "Dark Elves"]], and other similar things. But then you find the psychic puppets, ninjas, Cthulhu cultists, WWII-era soldiers, giant robots, cyborg gorillas, and as of the latest patch, mutant pirate alligators.

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* ''DungeonFighterOnline'' ''VideoGame/DungeonFighterOnline'' starts out seeming like an ordinary fantasy setting, with elves and goblins and [[LawyerFriendlyCameo "Dark Elves"]], and other similar things. But then you find the psychic puppets, ninjas, Cthulhu cultists, WWII-era soldiers, giant robots, cyborg gorillas, and as of the latest patch, mutant pirate alligators.



* ''TheDreadful'' has, in less than 50 pages, presented a [[CuteMonsterGirl devil girl hero]], a centaur, an elf, a dwarf who actually manages to ''avert'' OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame, [[ALoadOfBull a preaching minotaur]], an angel, and [[UhOhEyes whatever]] [[AxCrazy Jeanne]] [[BigBad Noelle]] is.

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* ''TheDreadful'' ''WebComic/TheDreadful'' has, in less than 50 pages, presented a [[CuteMonsterGirl devil girl hero]], a centaur, an elf, a dwarf who actually manages to ''avert'' OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame, [[ALoadOfBull a preaching minotaur]], an angel, and [[UhOhEyes whatever]] [[AxCrazy Jeanne]] [[BigBad Noelle]] is.
4th Jun '16 11:36:11 AM MagnusForce
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* The ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'' series and its related films feature dinosaurs that have survived until the present day to be mutated by atomic testing, present-day animals mutated by atomic testing, nearly a dozen different intelligent alien races trying to conquer us with various monsters and HumongousMecha, TimeTravel, mystical creatures and gods of religions that don't really exist, [[Film/GodzillaVsBiollante a massive sentient plant made by mixing a rose's DNA with Godzilla's and giving the result a human soul]], ghosts, [[Film/GodzillaVsHedorah a living pile of sludge]], two unrelated subterranean civilizations, [[Film/FrankensteinConquersTheWorld Frankenstein's monster]], Film/KingKong, humans with powerful psychic powers, a force made of humans born with supernatural strength and agility, [[Film/GodzillaVsMegaguirus a gun that fires black holes]], a giant magic gliding lizard whose very presence creates DramaticWind, a giant walrus(!) and all other manner of wacky stuff.

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* The ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'' series and its related films feature dinosaurs that have survived until the present day to be mutated by atomic testing, present-day animals mutated by atomic testing, nearly a dozen different intelligent alien races trying to conquer us with various monsters and HumongousMecha, TimeTravel, mystical creatures and gods of religions that don't really exist, [[Film/GodzillaVsBiollante a massive sentient plant made by mixing a rose's DNA with Godzilla's and giving the result a human soul]], ghosts, [[Film/GodzillaVsHedorah a living pile of sludge]], two unrelated subterranean civilizations, [[Film/FrankensteinConquersTheWorld Frankenstein's monster]], Film/KingKong, humans with powerful psychic powers, a force made of humans born with supernatural strength and agility, [[Film/GodzillaVsMegaguirus a gun that fires black holes]], a giant magic gliding lizard whose very presence creates DramaticWind, a giant walrus(!) walrus(!), Series/{{Ultraman}}-esque superheroes, cyborgs, and all other manner of wacky stuff.so on and so forth.




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* The [[Franchise/UltraSeries Ultraman franchise]], though what exist in the universe varies from series to series. But so far, there's been aliens, living dinosaurs, subterranean and undersea civilizations, HumongousMecha, {{Evil Overlord}}s, nature spirits, {{Eldritch Abomination}}s, demons, humans and aliens with the power to command monsters (due to being descended from the HumanoidAbomination implied to have created {{Kaiju}}), multiversal wormholes, {{Youkai}}, giant animals (mutant, natural, prehistoric), mutant humans, cybernetic clones, mirror-people, fire-people, ghosts, fantastic vehicles, evil artifacts, MIB-style organizations, superweapons, beings transformed into a toy-like form, monsters powered or formed from the souls of other monsters, an entire dimension where the ghosts of slain monsters sleep, wizards, dragons, and all sorts of crazy stuff.
24th May '16 3:33:48 PM ErikModi
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* ''{{Literature/Vampirocracy}}'' not only has vampires who've taken over the world and werewolves as high-ranking police officers, but Wiccan healers, mentions of demons, and the debunked possibility of the main character being a rakshasa.
23rd May '16 3:05:14 AM TitoMosquito
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* The sheer number of {{Shout Out}}s, crossovers, {{Inter Continuity Crossover}}s, and esoteric references in ''Roleplay/ScaryNewsOutOfTokyo3'' qualifies it for this.

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* The sheer number of {{Shout Out}}s, [[ShoutOut Shout-Outs]], crossovers, {{Inter Continuity {{Intercontinuity Crossover}}s, and esoteric references in ''Roleplay/ScaryNewsOutOfTokyo3'' qualifies it for this.
21st May '16 7:28:28 PM erforce
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** The series lends itself to a number of {{crossover}}s. The ''Infestation'' arc starts with a new type of zombie with a HiveMind, capable of infecting any living or mechanical being, which infects one of the CVO vampires and uses her to open portals to four other realities. Conveniently, these realities turn out to be those with which we are familiar: ''Franchise/StarTrek'', ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'', ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'', and ''Franchise/GIJoe''. In each reality, our favorite characters have to fight off zombie infections, which take different forms in each world. So if you've ever asked yourself, WhatIf Kirk found himself on a planet full of zombies, or what if you had a zombie infection spread to giant robots requiring Optimus Prime to ally with Megatron, then this series is for you.

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** The series lends itself to a number of {{crossover}}s. The ''Infestation'' arc starts with a new type of zombie with a HiveMind, capable of infecting any living or mechanical being, which infects one of the CVO vampires and uses her to open portals to four other realities. Conveniently, these realities turn out to be those with which we are familiar: ''Franchise/StarTrek'', ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'', ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'', ''Franchise/{{Ghostbusters}}'', and ''Franchise/GIJoe''. In each reality, our favorite characters have to fight off zombie infections, which take different forms in each world. So if you've ever asked yourself, WhatIf Kirk found himself on a planet full of zombies, or what if you had a zombie infection spread to giant robots requiring Optimus Prime to ally with Megatron, then this series is for you.
21st May '16 3:05:14 PM SusanDonym
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**** Yep, there's a Ninja. His name's Raizou.
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