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19th Apr '17 10:46:34 AM DeadlyAssassin
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** Cora from ''MassEffectAndromeda'' fits this trope perfectly. She is a human who spent years with an Asari commando unit and acts more like an Asari than a human.

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** Cora from ''MassEffectAndromeda'' ''VideoGame/MassEffectAndromeda'' fits this trope perfectly. She is a human who spent years with an Asari asari commando unit and acts more like an Asari asari than a human.
11th Apr '17 7:39:07 AM isolato
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* ''Literature/HeartOfDarkness'' by Joseph Conrad (which would later have a famous adaptation in the Vietnam movie ''Film/ApocalypseNow''). Kurtz is sent to Africa as an ivory-procurement agent and suffers a spectacular back story breakdown. The narrative either plays the trope straight or subverts it, depending on the reading, though the latter seems more likely. According to the first reading, Kurtz possibly goes native in horrifying ways, inverting the European life he came from. In the [[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation alternate reading]], while he has shed his civilized persona, he still hasn't gone native in a meaningful way. Instead, an unnatural and immoral co-dependent relationship has formed, where the natives worship him as a god, while he in return treats them with utter ruthlessness, much like an unloving god would. The title of the paper Kurtz had been working on was "Suppression of Savage Customs": it is ended with the sentence, handwritten at a later date, "Exterminate all the Brutes!" Not quite the typical going native.

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* ''Literature/HeartOfDarkness'' by Joseph Conrad (which would later have a famous adaptation in the Vietnam movie ''Film/ApocalypseNow''). Kurtz is sent to Africa as an ivory-procurement agent and suffers a spectacular back story breakdown. The narrative either plays the trope straight or subverts it, depending on the reading, though the latter seems more likely. According to the first reading, Kurtz possibly goes native in horrifying ways, inverting the European life he came from. In the [[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation alternate reading]], while he has shed his civilized persona, he still hasn't gone native in a meaningful way. Instead, an unnatural and immoral co-dependent relationship has formed, where the [[MightyWhitey natives worship him as a god, god]], while he in return treats them with utter ruthlessness, much like an unloving god would. The title of the paper Kurtz had been working on was "Suppression of Savage Customs": it is ended with the sentence, handwritten at a later date, "Exterminate all the Brutes!" Not quite the typical going native.
6th Apr '17 11:03:04 AM gb00393
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** Jon Snow pretends to go native when he joins the wildlings and gains a lot of insight into them in the process. Tormund Giantsbane even suggests Jon will never be a true "kneeler" again.

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** Jon Snow pretends to go native when he joins the wildlings and gains a lot of insight into them in the process. process and his superiors accuse him of actually going native. He's unquestionably loyal to the Night's Watch but with his frequent references to the Wildlings as "Free Folk", it's more than a little obvious that his time among them has had an effect. Tormund Giantsbane even {{lampshades}} this when he suggests Jon spent too much time with them and will never be a true "kneeler" again.
2nd Apr '17 9:56:44 AM RedRoverRedRover
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--> '''Real-Admiral Mikhailovich''': You still know what colour your blood is, Shepard?

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--> '''Real-Admiral '''Rear-Admiral Mikhailovich''': You still know what colour your blood is, Shepard?Shepard?
** Cora from ''MassEffectAndromeda'' fits this trope perfectly. She is a human who spent years with an Asari commando unit and acts more like an Asari than a human.
31st Mar '17 11:27:34 AM narm00
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* The trope codifier, ''Literature/AManCalledHorse'' is about a white man captured by Native Americans who eventually assimilates into their culture. It is taught in many grade school literature classes in the US.

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* The trope codifier, ''Literature/AManCalledHorse'' ''Literature/AManCalledHorse'', is about a white man captured by Native Americans who eventually assimilates into their culture. It is taught in many grade school literature classes in the US.



** The Doctor himself is an example. In all his 1100-odd years, he sure has grown fond of us humans. He still loves to travel, and is a little too alien to really be considered a 'native', but he loved everything about our culture, clothes, food and people. Particularly conspicuous in the Classic Series, when the Time Lords were still alive and interacted with him often, throwing into sharp relief how utterly...well..''alien'' his human-esque appearance and behavior seemed to other members of his own species. The Tenth Doctor was probably the biggest example of this, almost to the point of mild PinocchioSyndrome.

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** The Doctor himself is an example. In all Over his 1100-odd years, [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld very long life]], he sure has grown fond of us humans. He still loves to travel, and is a little too alien to really be considered a 'native', but he loved loves everything about our culture, clothes, food and people. Particularly conspicuous in the Classic Series, when the Time Lords were still alive and he frequently interacted with him often, the Time Lords, throwing into sharp relief how utterly...well..''alien'' his human-esque appearance and behavior seemed to other members of his own species. The Tenth Doctor was probably the biggest example of this, almost to the point of mild PinocchioSyndrome.



*** Captain Kirk does this again in "A Piece Of The Action" when he adopts the [[TheMafia natives ways]] by making himself the biggest [[TheDon don]] on the planet. Nobody's gonna put the bag over him any more!

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*** Captain Kirk does this again in "A Piece Of The Action" when he adopts the [[TheMafia natives natives' ways]] by making himself the biggest [[TheDon don]] on the planet. Nobody's gonna put the bag over him any more!



*** During [[ResurrectiveImmortality her previous life in the body of Curzon]], Dax was one of the early Federation diplomats to start friendly relations with the [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Klingons]]. Being already kind of a boisterous hothead, he gained their respect and trust by becoming deeply involved in Klingon culture, learning their language and martial arts, as well as coming to highly appreciate their music and [[ForeignQueasine cuisine]]. Eventually one of his Klingon friends even named his son after him, and Dax was part of the group of warriors who swore a blood oath to avenge the murder of their child, no matter how long it would take to find him. His connection to the Klingons was so strong that even when his body died and his mind added to that a young female scientist, it became a very major part of her new personalty. To the extend that [[spoiler:when she meets the only Klingon in the Federation as he takes down a group of bullies with his martial arts skills, she immediately gets very interested in him and eventually ends up as his wife a few years later.]]

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*** During [[ResurrectiveImmortality her previous life in the body of Curzon]], Dax was one of the early Federation diplomats to start friendly relations with the [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Klingons]]. Being already kind of a boisterous hothead, he gained their respect and trust by becoming deeply involved in Klingon culture, learning their language and martial arts, as well as coming to highly appreciate their music and [[ForeignQueasine cuisine]]. Eventually one of his Klingon friends even named his son after him, and Dax was part of the group of warriors who swore a blood oath to avenge the murder of their child, no matter how long it would take to find him. His connection to the Klingons was so strong that even when his body died and his mind added to that a young female scientist, it became a very major part of her new personalty. To the extend extent that [[spoiler:when she meets the only Klingon in the Federation as he takes down a group of bullies with his martial arts skills, she immediately gets very interested in him and eventually ends up as his wife a few years later.]]



** Accusations of going native from extremists are common the series.

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** Accusations of going native from extremists are common in the series.



* ''TabletopGame/{{Space 1889}}'' discussed and averted. There is a short article about going native in the main book. It was normal in 18th century. No longer acceptable by 1889. A British person is now expected to stay essentially British even in completely different social and physical environments. Mixed marriages is definitely frowned upon.
* ''TabletopGame/RocketAge'' has one example for far. Dr Peter Sawyer, the Hairless Warrior or Kioth-Tanied, went native after witnessing the genocide of a Venusian concordat at the hands of their traditional enemies and aggressive Earthling corporations. He now leads a band while his parents worry for him back on Earth.

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* There's a short article about going native in the ''TabletopGame/{{Space 1889}}'' discussed and averted. There is a short article about going native in the main book. book which discusses and averts the trope. It was normal in the 18th century. No century, but is no longer acceptable by 1889. A British person is now expected to stay essentially British even in completely different social and physical environments. Mixed marriages is are definitely frowned upon.
* ''TabletopGame/RocketAge'' has one example for so far. Dr Peter Sawyer, the Hairless Warrior or Kioth-Tanied, went native after witnessing the genocide of a Venusian concordat at the hands of their traditional enemies and aggressive Earthling corporations. He now leads a band while his parents worry for him back on Earth.



* In an "undercover cop switches sides" example of the trope, the John Woo game ''{{Stranglehold}}'' features Jerry Ying, Tequila's partner, who has gone undercover with Wong's Dragon Claw syndicate. The more time he spends around Wong's crew, however, the more he begins to identify with them instead of the cops he's supposed to be one of. It all comes to a head when [[spoiler: Wong orders Jerry to kill Tequila and [[OffingTheOffspring Wong's own daughter Billie]], who Tequila loves and had a daughter by. Tequila survives, but Billie is not so lucky, setting up a furious showdown between partners as Tequila seeks vengeance for Billie]].
* Many characters with MultipleEndings in the ''StarOcean'' games whose relationship with someone from another planet gets to a certain point will choose to live on that planet with them.

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* In an "undercover cop switches sides" example of the trope, the John Woo game ''{{Stranglehold}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Stranglehold}}'' features Jerry Ying, Tequila's partner, who has gone undercover with Wong's Dragon Claw syndicate. The more time he spends around Wong's crew, however, the more he begins to identify with them instead of the cops he's supposed to be one of. It all comes to a head when [[spoiler: Wong orders Jerry to kill Tequila and [[OffingTheOffspring Wong's own daughter Billie]], who Tequila loves and had a daughter by. Tequila survives, but Billie is not so lucky, setting up a furious showdown between partners as Tequila seeks vengeance for Billie]].
* Many characters with MultipleEndings in the ''StarOcean'' ''Franchise/StarOcean'' games whose relationship with someone from another planet gets to a certain point will choose to live on that planet with them.



* In ''[[DragonQuest Dragon Warrior VII]]'', Kiefer abandons your party to join the Deja tribe of the past. [[spoiler:It is strongly hinted that Aira of the Deja tribe of the present (who joins your party) is a descendant of Kiefer.]]

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* In ''[[DragonQuest Dragon Warrior VII]]'', ''VideoGame/DragonQuestVII'', Kiefer abandons your party to join the Deja tribe of the past. [[spoiler:It is strongly hinted that Aira of the Deja tribe of the present (who joins your party) is a descendant of Kiefer.]]
29th Mar '17 10:24:49 AM BeerBaron
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* In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'', the PlayerCharacter is encouraged to do this as part of his/her cover story. In particular, joining the Dunmer Great Houses and/or the Tribunal Temple. It also makes for a nice way to avert AsYouKnow, since as an outlander, the character isn't going to be any more aware of local Dunmer politics than the player and joining one of these groups is a great way to learn. Your initial boss in the main quest also outright tells you to focus on Morrowind and Morrowind's concerns specifically when he [[spoiler: gets recalled to Cyrodiil]], despite your supposed job being serving as the Emperor's spy.

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* In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'', the PlayerCharacter is encouraged to do this as part of his/her cover story. In particular, joining Joining a Great House even the most Imperialized House, Hlaalu, is still at core a Dunmer Great Houses and/or the Tribunal Temple. It also makes for a nice way to avert AsYouKnow, since as an outlander, the character isn't going to be any more aware of local house based on Dunmer politics than traditions and just looking out for the player and joining one interests of these groups is a great way to learn. Your initial boss in the main quest also outright tells you to focus on Morrowind and Morrowind's concerns specifically people first, prominently mentioned when he [[spoiler: gets recalled to Cyrodiil]], despite your supposed job being serving as [[spoiler:Caius Cosades is recalled]], leaving you the Emperor's spy.highest ranking Blade in the area. It's entirely possible to go full-blown, avoid all the non-Blade Imperial factions, and join just a Great House and the Temple (unless you go native in the Telvanni their traditions discourage giving more than the absolute minimum of tolerance to the Tribunal).
24th Mar '17 10:22:09 AM gb00393
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** Jaime snarks that Catelyn has become a real she-wolf (House Stark) rather than a fish (House Tully).

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** Jaime snarks that Catelyn has become a real she-wolf (House Stark) rather than a fish (House Tully).Tully) as she became quite comfortable with her Northern home after being married off to Ned. Lysa Arryn later tells Sansa that her mother in her youth was quite a big eater and far less austere than when she was Lady of Winterfell, pointing out that she assimilated into Ned's world very easily.
17th Mar '17 12:28:48 PM DoctorCooper
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GoingNative is not restricted to known traditional cultures. It might involve characters involved with aliens, orcs, mobsters,... you name it. Overlaps may occur with BecomingTheMask. Oddly, it is almost never used in cases where it is the audience's group being joined by a more advanced figure, such as the Fifth Column in ''Series/{{V 1983}}''. [[HumanityIsInfectious Not to say it never happens, of course.]]

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GoingNative Going Native is not restricted to known traditional cultures. It might involve characters involved with aliens, orcs, mobsters,... you name it. Overlaps may occur with BecomingTheMask. Oddly, it is almost never used in cases where it is the audience's group being joined by a more advanced figure, such as the Fifth Column in ''Series/{{V 1983}}''. [[HumanityIsInfectious Not to say it never happens, of course.]]



* On the planet Avalon in Literature/TechnicHistory this Humans and Ythrians GoingNative with each other is a minor local tempest in a teapot. As relations between Humans and Ythrians on the planet are good it is usually less the disapproval of the other species, but simply uneasiness at mixing and worrying that those GoingNative won't have time for their own.

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* On the planet Avalon in Literature/TechnicHistory this Humans and Ythrians GoingNative Going Native with each other is a minor local tempest in a teapot. As relations between Humans and Ythrians on the planet are good it is usually less the disapproval of the other species, but simply uneasiness at mixing and worrying that those GoingNative Going Native won't have time for their own.



* On ''Series/{{The 100}}'', Octavia desperately ''tries'' to do this, embracing Grounder ways and rejecting most of her ties to the Sky People, but she can never quite gain acceptance among the Grounders. Her lover, Lincoln, is a Grounder, but the rest of his people accuse ''him'' of GoingNative with the Sky People, even though Lincoln's acceptance among the Sky People is only slightly better than Octavia's among the Grounders.

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* On ''Series/{{The 100}}'', Octavia desperately ''tries'' to do this, embracing Grounder ways and rejecting most of her ties to the Sky People, but she can never quite gain acceptance among the Grounders. Her lover, Lincoln, is a Grounder, but the rest of his people accuse ''him'' of GoingNative Going Native with the Sky People, even though Lincoln's acceptance among the Sky People is only slightly better than Octavia's among the Grounders.



* Wherever there is a frontier there are instances of GoingNative back and forth. If the original cultures are strikingly different this can lead to some weird looking convolutions, like Indians with English names or fur hunters with Indian dress and Indian wives or mistresses.

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* Wherever there is a frontier there are instances of GoingNative Going Native back and forth. If the original cultures are strikingly different this can lead to some weird looking convolutions, like Indians with English names or fur hunters with Indian dress and Indian wives or mistresses.
6th Mar '17 10:53:15 PM Gamermaster
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* The dragons in ''Manga/MissKobayashisDragonMaid'' all adapt very well to life on Earth as time passes (Kanna attends school, Fafnir becomes an {{Otaku}}, Elma gets a job as a programmer, etc.).

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* The dragons in ''Manga/MissKobayashisDragonMaid'' all adapt very well to life on Earth as time passes (Kanna attends school, Fafnir becomes an {{Otaku}}, Elma gets a job as a programmer, etc.). This gets discussed when Tohru helps Fafnir find an apartment and he mentions that she's becoming too much like a human.
6th Mar '17 10:50:10 PM Gamermaster
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* Manly ChivalrousPervert Sanji of ''OnePiece'' runs into this problem when he lands on an island full of transvestites. He resists but is briefly put into a dress and shown running along the shoreline with all the other 'girls.' He does end up snapping out of it, somewhat traumatized by the experience.

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* Manly ChivalrousPervert Sanji of ''OnePiece'' ''Manga/OnePiece'' runs into this problem when he lands on an island full of transvestites. He resists but is briefly put into a dress and shown running along the shoreline with all the other 'girls.' He does end up snapping out of it, somewhat traumatized by the experience.


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* The dragons in ''Manga/MissKobayashisDragonMaid'' all adapt very well to life on Earth as time passes (Kanna attends school, Fafnir becomes an {{Otaku}}, Elma gets a job as a programmer, etc.).
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