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24th Jul '16 11:01:45 PM Fireblood
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* During one "Sprockets" sketch on ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' broadcast just after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Dieter waxes poetically (and almost [[HoYay homoerotically]] about an East German filmmaker (played by Creator/WoodyHarrelson) whose films, in the opinion of Dieter, were "the perfect combination of depression, anti-consumerism, and disdain for the decadent western democracies". He then says that he is personally thrilled to welcome the filmmaker to his show. And when the filmmaker comes out, he's in a Mickey Mouse t-shirt and flip flops, Hawaiian shorts, and is toting two big bags of fast food hamburgers. Most of his interview consisted of Dieter being aghast at the man's sudden devotion to western-style democratic consumerism now that the Wall had fallen.

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* During one "Sprockets" sketch on ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' broadcast just after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Dieter waxes poetically (and almost [[HoYay homoerotically]] homoerotically]]) about an East German filmmaker (played by Creator/WoodyHarrelson) whose films, in the opinion of Dieter, were "the perfect combination of depression, anti-consumerism, and disdain for the decadent western democracies". He then says that he is personally thrilled to welcome the filmmaker to his show. And when the filmmaker comes out, he's in a Mickey Mouse t-shirt and flip flops, Hawaiian shorts, and is toting two big bags of fast food hamburgers. Most of his interview consisted of Dieter being aghast at the man's sudden devotion to western-style democratic consumerism now that the Wall had fallen.
3rd Jul '16 7:15:52 AM HeraldAlberich
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* Doc Brown seems to be getting along just fine in the Old West in ''Film/BackToTheFuturepartIII'' -- until he runs into Buford Tannen, anyway.

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* Doc Brown seems to be getting along just fine in the Old West in ''Film/BackToTheFuturepartIII'' -- until ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartIII''--until he runs into Buford Tannen, anyway.



* In ''Literature/GoodOmens'', Aziraphale and Crowley, an angel and a demon respectively, end up going native towards humanity as a result of having been on Earth since the very beginning. Neither are happy to learn about the imminent apocalypse and try their best to hamper its progress.
** [[TheAntiChrist Adam]] ends up becoming an AntiAntiChrist as a result of this, refusing to start the apocalypse due to his time on Earth having left him neither evil nor divine, but fundamentally ''human''.

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* In ''Literature/GoodOmens'', ''Literature/GoodOmens'':
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Aziraphale and Crowley, an angel and a demon respectively, end up going native towards humanity as a result of having been on Earth since the very beginning. Neither are happy to learn about the imminent apocalypse and try their best to hamper its progress.
** [[TheAntiChrist Adam]] ends up becoming an AntiAntiChrist AntiAntichrist as a result of this, refusing to start the apocalypse due to his time on Earth having left him neither evil nor divine, but fundamentally ''human''.
18th Jun '16 5:47:14 AM Morgenthaler
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* Blueberry (a French comic book cowboy) goes to live with the Indians who rescue him after an accident, tries to marry the chief's daughter, and helps the tribe escape from the US Army. It is worth noting that it was hard for him to get back to his people, since he was (falsely) accused of stealing $500,000 and trying to kill President Grant.

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* Blueberry ComicBook/{{Blueberry}} (a French comic book cowboy) goes to live with the Indians who rescue him after an accident, tries to marry the chief's daughter, and helps the tribe escape from the US Army. It is worth noting that it was hard for him to get back to his people, since he was (falsely) accused of stealing $500,000 and trying to kill President Grant.
17th Jun '16 7:58:35 PM Fireblood
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* ''Film/AManCalledHorse'', in which a white man joins the Sioux. It's considerably more honest about less pleasant aspects of Sioux traditional life, such as the torture of captives and ritual self-mutilation, than ''Dances With Wolves''. However, it was criticized for still having a white main character, with practices attributed to the Sioux actually alleged to be a mix of Mandan and Crow tradition (the Crow were ''enemies'' of the Sioux, ironically). Buffy Sainte Marie called it "the whitest of movies [she had] ever seen."

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* ''Film/AManCalledHorse'', in which a white man joins the Sioux. It's considerably more honest about less pleasant aspects of Sioux traditional life, such as the torture of captives and ritual self-mutilation, than ''Dances With Wolves''. However, it was criticized for still having a white main character, with practices attributed to the Sioux actually alleged to be a mix of Mandan and Crow tradition (the Crow were ''enemies'' of the Sioux, ironically). American Indian activist Buffy Sainte Marie called it "the whitest of movies [she had] ever seen."
17th Jun '16 7:57:15 PM Fireblood
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* ''Film/AManCalledHorse'', in which a white man joins the Sioux. It's considerably more honest about less pleasant aspects of Sioux traditional life, such as the torture of captives and ritual self-mutilation, than ''Dances With Wolves''. YMMV, though: it has been critized for its depiction of the Sioux. Buffy Sainte Marie called it "the whitest of movies [she had] ever seen." Probably precisely because it included those unpleasant truths.

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* ''Film/AManCalledHorse'', in which a white man joins the Sioux. It's considerably more honest about less pleasant aspects of Sioux traditional life, such as the torture of captives and ritual self-mutilation, than ''Dances With Wolves''. YMMV, though: However, it has been critized was criticized for its depiction still having a white main character, with practices attributed to the Sioux actually alleged to be a mix of Mandan and Crow tradition (the Crow were ''enemies'' of the Sioux.Sioux, ironically). Buffy Sainte Marie called it "the whitest of movies [she had] ever seen." Probably precisely because it included those unpleasant truths.



* At the end of ''Film/{{Stargate}}'', Daniel Jackson happily settles down, on another planet, with Sha'ri .

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* At the end of ''Film/{{Stargate}}'', Daniel Jackson happily settles down, on another planet, with Sha'ri .Sha'ri.
15th Jun '16 8:03:15 PM HeraldAlberich
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* ''Literature/StarWarsKenobi'': Sand People occasionally use kidnapping to replenish their ranks, but on one occasion, a Jedi left the Order and willingly became a Tusken warlord. Sharad Hett's life is covered elsewhere in the Franchise/StarWarsLegends, but had an impact on A'Yark, Hett's sister-in-law. She believes Ben could be another mighty warlord for her people, and tries to convince him to join them. Ben seriously considers the idea as a way to protect Luke Skywalker covertly.
1st Jun '16 5:14:57 PM WoodenTable
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* The French colonies in what is today Canada were an exercise in this, as the French were more interested in exploiting Native American trade goods than in agricultural settlement (unlike the English). Many white trappers adopted native customs of dress, residence, and even face-painting. Adults abducted by Native Americans might be raped, enslaved, or killed, but children were likely to be reared as members of the tribe and assimilated. A classic case is that of Cynthia Anne Parker whose white family was massacred at Parker's Fort and became the mother of famed Comanche war-chief Quanah Parker. Some well-treated abductees may have [[StockholmSyndrome refused to leave their new tribes when their families found them]]. (Cynthia was not at all happy about being "rescued", either; she tried to return to her Comanche family, but was re-captured by the Texas Rangers, and eventually died of influenza, completely [[TearJerker brokenhearted]].)

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* The French colonies in what is today Canada and the United States were an exercise in this, as the French were more interested in exploiting Native American trade goods than in agricultural settlement (unlike the English). Many white fur trappers adopted native customs of dress, residence, and even face-painting. It was no small number, either; over half a million Métis - people with mixed European/First Nations ancestry - currently live in Canada.
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Adults abducted by Native Americans in war might be raped, enslaved, or killed, but children were likely to be reared as members of the tribe and assimilated. A classic case is that of Cynthia Anne Parker whose white family was massacred at Parker's Fort and became the mother of famed Comanche war-chief Quanah Parker. Some well-treated abductees may have [[StockholmSyndrome refused to leave their new tribes when their families found them]]. (Cynthia was not at all happy about being "rescued", either; she tried to return to her Comanche family, but was re-captured by the Texas Rangers, and eventually died of influenza, completely [[TearJerker brokenhearted]].)
13th May '16 5:00:21 PM LordInsane
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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.

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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.



* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'' has this in the ''Heavensward'' expansion as the reveal for [[spoiler: Lucia. She was originally a [{TheEmpire Garlean spy]] sent in to infiltrate Ishgard and see if they had any means of accessing Azys Lla. Lucia became Aymeric's 2nd in command to the Temple Knights and played her part well, but once she saw how much of a good person Aymeric was and what Ishgard went through with the dragons, she grew fond of him and the nation and she willingly revealed herself as a spy. Aymeric didn't care that Lucia was a spy and was glad that not only she revealed the truth, but was also glad that she wanted to fight for Ishgard's cause.]]

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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'' has this in the ''Heavensward'' expansion as the reveal for [[spoiler: Lucia. She was originally a [{TheEmpire [[TheEmpire Garlean spy]] sent in to infiltrate Ishgard and see if they had any means of accessing Azys Lla. Lucia became Aymeric's 2nd in command to the Temple Knights and played her part well, but once she saw how much of a good person Aymeric was and what Ishgard went through with the dragons, she grew fond of him and the nation and she willingly revealed herself as a spy. Aymeric didn't care that Lucia was a spy and was glad that not only she revealed the truth, but was also glad that she wanted to fight for Ishgard's cause.]]
12th May '16 8:24:52 PM PaulA
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* Basil Fotherington-Thomas (from the ''Literature/{{Molesworth}}'' books) fills the Kurtz role in ''Teddy Bear's Picnic'', a bizarre AlternateHistory retelling of ''Film/ApocalypseNow'' by Creator/KimNewman. ''Literature/JustWilliam'' also fits as the soldier sent to kill Fotherington-Thomas who ends up joining him.

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* Basil Fotherington-Thomas (from the ''Literature/{{Molesworth}}'' books) fills the Kurtz role in ''Teddy Bear's Picnic'', ''Literature/TeddyBearsPicnic'', a bizarre AlternateHistory retelling of ''Film/ApocalypseNow'' by Creator/KimNewman. ''Literature/JustWilliam'' also fits as the soldier sent to kill Fotherington-Thomas who ends up joining him.
12th May '16 12:15:09 PM zarpaulus
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* An occasional risk when infiltrating pre-spaceflight species in ''VideoGame/{{Stellaris}}''. Fortunately you can have a nearby warship take them out with a "freak meteor strike" before they do too much damage to your efforts to take over the government and assimilate them into your galactic empire.
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