History Main / FishOutOfTemporalWater

1st Aug '17 7:29:16 AM Fireblood
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* ''Series/DarkMatter'': The crew of the ''Raza'' have trouble adjusting to 21st century Earth, and expect for the Android are pretty ignorant of contemporary life (Six even wonders if there are ''flush toilets''). In particular the Android stands out due to her odd syntax. It takes almost no time until some kids follow them to the Marauder and find out they're not who they say.

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* ''Series/DarkMatter'': The crew of the ''Raza'' have trouble adjusting to 21st century Earth, and expect for the Android are pretty ignorant of contemporary life (Six even wonders if there are ''flush toilets''). In particular the Android stands out due to her odd syntax. It takes almost no time until some kids follow them to the Marauder ''Marauder'' and find out they're not who they say.
31st Jul '17 9:17:56 PM Fireblood
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* ''Series/DarkMatter'': The crew of the ''Raza'' have trouble adjusting to 21st century Earth, and expect for the Android are pretty ignorant of contemporary life (Six even wonders if there are ''flush toilets''). In particular the Android stands out due to her odd syntax. It takes almost no time until some kids follow them to the Marauder and find out they're not who they say.
21st Jul '17 9:50:47 AM TheCuza
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* In ''VideoGame/YookaLaylee'', Rextro Sixtyfourus is an N64-era character in a modern game. As this is a game where [[MediumAwareness everyone knows they are in a game]], much of the jokes involving him are about the characters being confused by him talking about things such as cheat codes which modern games don't have, as well as him being confused by things modern games do, such as online multiplayer. He ends up taking a class to familiarize himself with modern game design, but unfortunately for everyone else it ended up being mostly about microtransactions.
20th Jul '17 5:56:50 PM Kartoonkid95
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* ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'': The 2018 reboot special revolves around Rocko and his friends returning to O-Town after 20 years in space and finding their home completely changed. Heffer and Filburt embrace new aspects of modern life like food trucks and smartphones; [[ButtMonkey Rocko]], [[SadistShow not so much]].
-->'''Rocko:''' The 21st century is a ''very'' dangerous century.
20th Jul '17 8:51:09 AM thatother1dude
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* Fry in early ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}''; he adapted surprisingly quickly.

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* Fry in early ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}''; [[LikeADuckTakesToWater he adapted surprisingly quickly.quickly]].
19th Jul '17 12:58:16 PM DaBradGuy
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* ''Film/{{Iceman}}'' is a deconstruction of this trope. It asks, completely seriously, how a Neanderthal man frozen for 40,000 years would be able to function in the modern world. The answer is very simple: [[spoiler:he wouldn't.]]
16th Jul '17 9:31:54 AM nombretomado
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* John Schettler's series "Kirov" sent a Russian battlecruiser Kirov from year 2020 back to the flames of WW2. The crew struggle to understand what has happened to them, and then make a choice that could be decisive in the outcome of the war and whos side are they on.

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* John Schettler's series "Kirov" sent a Russian battlecruiser Kirov from year 2020 back to the flames of WW2.[=WW2=]. The crew struggle to understand what has happened to them, and then make a choice that could be decisive in the outcome of the war and whos side are they on.
13th Jul '17 3:31:19 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* One scene in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoViceCity'' features this trope. The protagonist, Tommy Vercetti, had been sent to prison in 1971 and released in 1986, shortly before the game started. One of the people he does jobs for is a sleazy porn director who's shooting a pornographic parody of ''Jaws''. Tommy wonders to himself why anybody would go see a movie about fish.
** Tommy fondness for Hawaiian shirts also leads to a few jokes that his stint in jail has left his fashion sense TwoDecadesBehind.
* Likewise, ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIV'' features a darker, less comedic application of this trope. Dwayne Forge, who had just been released from prison after several years, is shocked about how the drug business, which had once been a last-resort career track for those desperate to escape the ghetto, is now being presented by pop culture as something that black youth should aspire to making it big in.
* We have Tidus from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'', getting thrown approximately a thousand years into the future, where his home Zanarkland was destroyed by Sin. [[spoiler: Turns out that Tidus was a dream created by the fayth and that everything that he knew wasn't real.]]
* [[spoiler: Vanille and Fang]] from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'' were TakenForGranite for 500 years and revived just before the start of the game.

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* ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto:
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One scene in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoViceCity'' features this trope. The protagonist, Tommy Vercetti, had been sent to prison in 1971 and released in 1986, shortly before the game started. One of the people he does jobs for is a sleazy porn director who's shooting a pornographic parody of ''Jaws''. Tommy wonders to himself why anybody would go see a movie about fish.
** Tommy
fish. Tommy's fondness for Hawaiian shirts also leads to a few jokes that his stint in jail has left his fashion sense TwoDecadesBehind.
* ** Likewise, ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIV'' features a darker, less comedic application of this trope. Dwayne Forge, who had just been released from prison after several years, is shocked about how the drug business, which had once been a last-resort career track for those desperate to escape the ghetto, is now being presented by pop culture as something that black youth should aspire to making it big in.
* ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'':
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We have Tidus from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'', getting thrown approximately a thousand years into the future, where his home Zanarkland was destroyed by Sin. [[spoiler: Turns out that Tidus was a dream created by the fayth and that everything that he knew wasn't real.]]
* ** [[spoiler: Vanille and Fang]] from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'' were TakenForGranite for 500 years and revived just before the start of the game.



* [[spoiler: [[DownloadableContent Javik]]]] in ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'', [[spoiler: has [[HumanPopsicle been frozen for 50,000 years]]. As a result, all his memories regarding the races who now rule the galaxy are from when they were little more than cavemen.]]
** Which he is [[WhileYouWereInDiapers constantly pointing out]]... even when [[StealthInsult he's praising them]]. His reaction to the Salarians, one of the most smartest races and major powers in this Cycle is to first express amazement that they managed to evolve ''at all'', before remarking that they used to eat flies and lick their own eyeballs.
** Also somewhat applicable to Commander Shepard in the second game, since they ''died'' and subsequently spent the next two years (and 12 days) being brought back to life. Though in fairness, since it was 2 years, it meant that aside from a few new technological advances, there was very little that actually changed in all that time, so they adapted quite quickly.

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* [[spoiler: ''Franchise/MassEffect'':
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[[DownloadableContent Javik]]]] in ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'', [[spoiler: has Javik]] from ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'' was [[HumanPopsicle been frozen in cryostasis for 50,000 years]]. years]] and as a result is the last Prothean still alive. As a result, all his memories regarding the races who now rule the galaxy are from when they were little more than cavemen.]]
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cavemen, which he is [[WhileYouWereInDiapers constantly pointing out]]... even when [[StealthInsult he's praising them]]. His reaction to the Salarians, one of the most smartest races and major powers in this the current Cycle is to first express amazement that they managed to evolve ''at all'', before remarking that they used to eat flies and lick their own eyeballs.
** Also somewhat applicable to Downplayed with Commander Shepard in the second game, since they ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'', who ''died'' and subsequently spent the next two years (and 12 twelve days) being brought back to life. Though in fairness, since Since it was 2 only two years, it meant that aside from a few new technological advances, there was very little that actually changed in all that time, so they adapted quite quickly.



* In VideoGame/AkatsukiBlitzkampf, the titular Akatsuki spends 50 years trapped in the Arctic Pole as a HumanPopsicle and the action of the game is kickstarted when he wakes up from such a "sleep". He deals with this trope by restarting the mission he was given before being frozen and kicking the asses of anyone who gets in his way...

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* In VideoGame/AkatsukiBlitzkampf, ''VideoGame/AkatsukiBlitzkampf'', the titular Akatsuki spends 50 years trapped in the Arctic Pole as a HumanPopsicle and the action of the game is kickstarted when he wakes up from such a "sleep". He deals with this trope by restarting the mission he was given before being frozen and kicking the asses of anyone who gets in his way...
24th Jun '17 9:49:51 AM WikiGuardianAngel
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* A [[KaijuDefenseForce JMSDF]] Aegis destroyer and its crew is TrappedInThePast in ''Manga/{{Zipang}}'', and they have to deal with the ValuesDissonance between their pacifist and humanist values and the more war-oriented mentality of the time.
22nd Jun '17 1:55:50 PM ultimomant
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* In ''LightNovel/StrikeTheBlood'', [[KidFromTheFuture Reina]] bumps into a glass door because in her time, all doors of this type are automatic. Whenever she runs into the present versions of people she knows, she's always shocked because they look so different.
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