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22nd Mar '16 9:25:10 AM Morgenthaler
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* Creator/{{Disney}}. Scrooge [=McDuck=] will forever remain a Gilded Age character with roots in the Klondike - which would make him, oh, about 135 years old now.

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* Creator/{{Disney}}. Scrooge [=McDuck=] will forever remain a Gilded Age character with roots in the Klondike Gold Rush - which would make him, oh, about 135 years old now.
22nd Mar '16 9:12:47 AM Morgenthaler
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* AustinPowers is basically Film/JamesBond (literally) frozen in the Swinging Sixties and then thawed out in the modern day.
19th Mar '16 9:11:19 AM Hossmeister
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5th Feb '16 9:47:00 PM jormis29
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* The first episode of ''{{That 70s Show}}'' took place in May of 1976 and eight years later, the series finale took place on New Year's Eve 1979. Admittedly, four years in, ''That 80s Show'' was launched, but it was a bomb.

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* The first episode of ''{{That 70s Show}}'' ''Series/That70sShow'' took place in May of 1976 and eight years later, the series finale took place on New Year's Eve 1979. Admittedly, four years in, ''That 80s Show'' ''Series/That80sShow'' was launched, but it was a bomb.
23rd Jan '16 9:30:00 AM nombretomado
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** StephenKing lampshaded this entire trope in the short story ''Umney's Last Case'', about a private eye set in the late 30s. One day he wakes up and everything in his life that had formerly been static starts changing, and ''it just doesn't feel right.'' Turns out he's a character in a long-running pulp series set vaguely in the late 30s and his author is attempting to break the setting he's established so he can take over his character's life.

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** StephenKing Creator/StephenKing lampshaded this entire trope in the short story ''Umney's Last Case'', about a private eye set in the late 30s. One day he wakes up and everything in his life that had formerly been static starts changing, and ''it just doesn't feel right.'' Turns out he's a character in a long-running pulp series set vaguely in the late 30s and his author is attempting to break the setting he's established so he can take over his character's life.
26th Nov '15 6:41:04 PM capretty
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* ''TheGoldbergs'' lives on this trope in regards to the 80s. The show is purposefully vague about what year it is and every episode is set in "1980-something". The show is heavy on pop culture references but does not care about when the events happened, so events that happened in 1981 can happen alongside events that happened in 1988.

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* ''TheGoldbergs'' lives on this trope in regards to the 80s. The show is purposefully vague about what year it is and every episode is set purposely plays loose with the timeline in "1980-something". The show is heavy on pop culture order to cram in as many '80s references but does not care about when as possible and to keep the events happened, so events that happened family in 1981 can happen alongside events that happened in 1988.a specific era as long as possible.
26th Nov '15 6:39:46 PM capretty
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* ''TheGoldbergs'' lives on this trope in regards to the 80s. The show is purposefully vague about what year it is and every episode is set in "1980-something". The show is heavy on pop culture references but does not care about when the events happened, so events that happened in 1981 can happen alongside events that happened in 1988.
21st Oct '15 5:31:08 PM nombretomado
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* {{Disney}}. Scrooge [=McDuck=] will forever remain a Gilded Age character with roots in the Klondike - which would make him, oh, about 135 years old now.

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* {{Disney}}.Creator/{{Disney}}. Scrooge [=McDuck=] will forever remain a Gilded Age character with roots in the Klondike - which would make him, oh, about 135 years old now.
8th Oct '15 5:56:21 PM nombretomado
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** The original JusticeSocietyOfAmerica (and [[ComicBook/AllStarSquadron related Golden Age DC characters]]).

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** The original JusticeSocietyOfAmerica ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica (and [[ComicBook/AllStarSquadron related Golden Age DC characters]]).
24th Jul '15 6:18:51 AM StFan
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When the concept behind a series is so tightly bound to a particular period of history that the series ''cannot'' leave that era, it is Frozen In Time. This can be a sliding scale; some series can slip a lot (''Film/TheDarkKnight'' is just a Batman story--not "Batman in the 21st Century"), some can only slip a little bit (''Franchise/SherlockHolmes'' started in Victorian times and got updated to World War II for the wartime films, but is usually considered Victorian), and some can't slip at all.

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When the concept behind a series is so tightly bound to a particular period of history that the series ''cannot'' leave that era, it is Frozen In in Time. This can be a sliding scale; some series can slip a lot (''Film/TheDarkKnight'' is just a Batman story--not story -- not "Batman in the 21st Century"), some can only slip a little bit (''Franchise/SherlockHolmes'' started in Victorian times and got updated to World War II for the wartime films, but is usually considered Victorian), and some can't slip at all.



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* In ''{{Cyborg 009}}'', Albert Heinrich/004's {{Backstory}} involves his attempt to cross the BerlinWall. In order to keep this in continuity in the 2001 series, the writers had the first four cyborgs created in the 1960s, then put into [[HumanPopsicle Suspended Animation]] for 40 years, at which point the project was continued and the rest of the team 'recruited'. Notable mainly since this was one of the few time sensitive plot points they went out of their way to keep.
* The anime ''Anime/ZeroZeroNineOne'' takes place in an alternative universe where the Cold War never ended--because the source manga [[TheGreatPoliticsMessUp was so tied to the Cold War]] that the background had to be kept.

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* In ''{{Cyborg ''Manga/{{Cyborg 009}}'', Albert Heinrich/004's {{Backstory}} involves his attempt to cross the BerlinWall. In order to keep this in continuity in the 2001 series, the writers had the first four cyborgs created in the 1960s, then put into [[HumanPopsicle Suspended Animation]] for 40 years, at which point the project was continued and the rest of the team 'recruited'. Notable mainly since this was one of the few time sensitive plot points they went out of their way to keep.
* The anime ''Anime/ZeroZeroNineOne'' ''Manga/ZeroZeroNineOne'' takes place in an alternative universe where the Cold War never ended--because ended -- because the source manga [[TheGreatPoliticsMessUp was so tied to the Cold War]] that the background had to be kept.



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* A number of superhero characters have origins and backstories tied to WorldWarII in some fashion, though their "current" adventures are usually subject to ComicBookTime:
** In {{Comicbook/XMen}}, {{Magneto}}'s backstory is irrevocably wedded to the Holocaust. Hence, he keeps getting older (albeit with periodic de-aging due to AppliedPhlebotinum or similar plot devices) as his flashbacks feature him younger.

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* A number of superhero characters have origins and backstories tied to WorldWarII UsefulNotes/WorldWarII in some fashion, though their "current" adventures are usually subject to ComicBookTime:
** In {{Comicbook/XMen}}, Comicbook/XMen, {{Magneto}}'s backstory is irrevocably wedded to the Holocaust. Hence, he keeps getting older (albeit with periodic de-aging due to AppliedPhlebotinum or similar plot devices) as his flashbacks feature him younger.



** CaptainAmerica's case is a bit more complicated than most. Intimately tied in with WWII, the character actually lasted a little into the 50's, fighting commies. When he was brought back in the 60's, it was decided Cap had been [[HumanPopsicle frozen]] towards the end of the war, and all appearances since then had been a fake. The freezing has been convenient for writers since then, since they can just expand the number of years he was frozen as needed to have him unfrozen in the modern era: around 20 years originally, more than half a century for the UltimateUniverse, and almost 70 for the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse.
** NickFury and the HowlingCommandos all fought in WorldWarII. The "Infinity Formula" has been used to explain Nick Fury's continued youth and vitality, but there's no such explanation for the other Howlers, most of whom have also been shown in the "modern" era.
** Marvel's original ''ComicBook/TheInvaders''. There are explanations for why the characters have survived to the modern time, but the series itself remains tied to WorldWarII.
* Comicbook/ThePunisher's origin is closely tied to his status as Vietnam veteran and the issues they faced when they came back from the war, and attempts to update his backstory to modern times (such as making him a veteran of Desert Storm instead) have not been well received.

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** CaptainAmerica's ComicBook/CaptainAmerica's case is a bit more complicated than most. Intimately tied in with WWII, the character actually lasted a little into the 50's, '50s, fighting commies. When he was brought back in the 60's, '60s, it was decided Cap had been [[HumanPopsicle frozen]] towards the end of the war, and all appearances since then had been a fake. The freezing has been convenient for writers since then, since they can just expand the number of years he was frozen as needed to have him unfrozen in the modern era: around 20 years originally, more than half a century for the UltimateUniverse, and almost 70 for the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse.
** NickFury ComicBook/NickFury and the HowlingCommandos ComicBook/HowlingCommandos all fought in WorldWarII.World War II. The "Infinity Formula" has been used to explain Nick Fury's continued youth and vitality, but there's no such explanation for the other Howlers, most of whom have also been shown in the "modern" era.
** Marvel's original ''ComicBook/TheInvaders''. There are explanations for why the characters have survived to the modern time, but the series itself remains tied to WorldWarII.
World War II.
* Comicbook/ThePunisher's ComicBook/ThePunisher's origin is closely tied to his status as Vietnam veteran and the issues they faced when they came back from the war, and attempts to update his backstory to modern times (such as making him a veteran of Desert Storm instead) have not been well received.
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