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16th Aug '16 7:40:42 PM PaulA
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* The ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'' provides several.

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* The ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'' provides several.''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'':



** Ethan Urquhart of Athos, a literal NoWomansLand, gets sent on a mission to find ovaries. He has never even seen what they are normally attached to.

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** ''Literature/EthanOfAthos'': Ethan Urquhart of Athos, a literal NoWomansLand, gets sent on a mission to find ovaries. He has never even seen what they are normally attached to.
4th Aug '16 8:14:20 PM TheDragonDemands
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* ''Series/{{Firefly}}''. Simon Tam is a rich young doctor from the wealthy Core Planets who is forced to go on the run with the crew of ''Serenity'' because he broke his sister out of a government institution. He's not familiar with handling himself on the poorer, rougher Outer Planets, and has trouble adjusting to the rag-tag, on-the-run lifestyle he's been thrust into. As a result, he seems very out of his depth and stands out like a sore thumb. Only when he's put into situations he's trained to deal with does he reveal just how confident, intelligent and talented he really is.

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* ''Series/{{Firefly}}''. Simon Tam is a rich young doctor from the wealthy Core Planets who is forced to go on the run with the crew of ''Serenity'' because he broke his sister out of a government institution. He's not familiar with handling himself on the poorer, rougher Outer Planets, and has trouble adjusting to the rag-tag, on-the-run lifestyle he's been thrust into. As a result, he seems very out of his depth and stands out like a sore thumb. Only when he's put into situations he's trained to deal with does he reveal just how confident, intelligent and talented he really is. Even the rougher members of the crew such as Jayne take more of a liking to him when they realize that given how often they need to have bullets pulled out of them in their dangerous line of work, it's preferable to have a class-A surgeon on hand instead of the back-alley "doctors" they would otherwise have to turn to.
30th Jul '16 11:54:28 PM H2SO4
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* ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' played the trope pretty literally; Ariel was so miseducated about the human world that she did wacky things like combing her hair with a dinner fork.

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* ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' played the trope pretty literally; Ariel was so miseducated about the human world that she did wacky things like combing her hair with a dinner fork.fork, or mistaking a pipe for a musical instrument.
18th Jul '16 6:02:27 PM SrtaTacoMal
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6th Jul '16 10:43:35 PM Discar
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-->--''ComicStrip/TheBoondocks''

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-->--''ComicStrip/TheBoondocks''
-->-- ''ComicStrip/TheBoondocks''



Contrast OutsideContextVillain.

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Contrast OutsideContextVillain.OutsideContextProblem.
22nd Jun '16 6:21:04 AM gewunomox
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* {{Yes}} bassist Chris Squire called his 1975 debut solo album ''Fish Out Of Water'', a multi-reference to his nickname, "Fish", his being away from Yes and as a solo artist, and his trying out different styles and instrumentations on the album from what he was used to. The cover of the album shows Chris standing inside a fish's skeleton.

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* {{Yes}} Music/{{Yes}} bassist Chris Squire called his 1975 debut solo album ''Fish Out Of Water'', a multi-reference to his nickname, "Fish", his being away from Yes and as a solo artist, and his trying out different styles and instrumentations on the album from what he was used to. The cover of the album shows Chris standing inside a fish's skeleton.
18th May '16 9:19:07 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ''PhilOfTheFuture'' (The entire Diffy family)

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* ''PhilOfTheFuture'' ''Series/PhilOfTheFuture'' (The entire Diffy family)
13th May '16 9:04:37 AM Snicka
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* Happens literally in ''Disney/ChickenLittle'', with Fish-Out-Of-Water being one of the main characters. He has a sealed fish bowl full of water, just around his head. He doesn't even speak English, apparently, since everything he says is a series of bubbling noises.

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* Happens literally [[LiteralMetaphor literally]] in ''Disney/ChickenLittle'', with Fish-Out-Of-Water being one of the main characters. He has a sealed fish bowl full of water, just around his head. He doesn't even speak English, apparently, since everything he says is a series of bubbling noises.
18th Apr '16 2:34:33 PM aye_amber
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-->-- ''ComicStrip/TheBoondocks''

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-->-- ''ComicStrip/TheBoondocks''
-->--''ComicStrip/TheBoondocks''






!!There are many examples of fictional works using this as their main premise:

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!!There
!! There
are many examples of fictional works using this as their main premise:



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* ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic!'''s Sousuke Sagara, despite being ethnically Japanese, was raised in war-torn Afghanistan. His mission places him (and his two American squadmates) in Tokyo, where Sousuke is forced to adapt to life as a normal high school student. The spin-off series ''Anime/FullMetalPanicFumoffu'' focuses on the comedy of Sousuke's attempt to adapt to the cultural differences of life in Japan.

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* ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic!'''s ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic'''s Sousuke Sagara, despite being ethnically Japanese, was raised in war-torn Afghanistan. His mission places him (and his two American squadmates) in Tokyo, where Sousuke is forced to adapt to life as a normal high school student. The spin-off series ''Anime/FullMetalPanicFumoffu'' focuses on the comedy of Sousuke's attempt to adapt to the cultural differences of life in Japan.



* ''ShinryakuIkaMusume'' features a literal [[strike: fish]] squid out of water as the title character.

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* ''ShinryakuIkaMusume'' ''Manga/ShinryakuIkaMusume'' features a literal [[strike: fish]] squid out of water as the title character.
11th Apr '16 10:18:37 PM Pichu-kun
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* This is the basic premise of ComicStrip/TheBoondocks comic strip, as it revolves around two black kids from Chicago being forced to move to an affluent, predominately-white suburb.

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* This is the basic premise of ComicStrip/TheBoondocks ''ComicStrip/TheBoondocks'' comic strip, as it revolves around two black kids from Chicago being forced to move to an affluent, predominately-white suburb.



* Franchise/WonderWoman in ''WebOriginal/DCSuperheroGirls'' is a NewTransferStudent from Themyscira. She doesn't understand certain things such as American slang or how she mistook [[ComicBook/GreenLantern Hal Jordan]] trying to shake her hand for him wanting to spar.

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* Franchise/WonderWoman in ''WebOriginal/DCSuperheroGirls'' ''WebAnimation/DCSuperheroGirls'' is a NewTransferStudent from Themyscira. She doesn't understand certain things such as American slang or how she mistook [[ComicBook/GreenLantern Hal Jordan]] trying to shake her hand for him wanting to spar.
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