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26th Nov '16 10:01:39 AM Nazetrime
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* In ''WebComic/StandStillStaySilent'', TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt has made the Norwegian population unleash its inner Viking, which works quite well with the newfound need to defend settlements from monsters.
9th Nov '16 5:28:34 PM nombretomado
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* In JohnCWright's ''[[Literature/TheGoldenOecumene The Golden Age]]'', ''The Phoenix Exultant'', and ''The Golden Transcedence'', Helion and the Silver-Gray movement he helped found intensely support this to provide discipline and structure in a way that can't be enforced by law.
* Literature/TheDresdenFiles:
** Harry Dresden likes to act old-fasioned, partly because he's a wizard, and partly because it annoys Murphy.

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* In JohnCWright's Creator/JohnCWright's ''[[Literature/TheGoldenOecumene The Golden Age]]'', ''The Phoenix Exultant'', and ''The Golden Transcedence'', Helion and the Silver-Gray movement he helped found intensely support this to provide discipline and structure in a way that can't be enforced by law.
* Literature/TheDresdenFiles:
''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'':
** Harry Dresden likes to act old-fasioned, old-fashioned, partly because he's a wizard, and partly because it annoys Murphy.
27th Aug '16 9:27:12 AM whereismytea
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* In ''Manga/Brave10'', Kakei is an old-fashioned samurai type, conservative and proper and unafraid to tell others [[TeamDad how they ought to behave]]. It's often PlayedForLaughs, given his {{Buttmonkey}} status.
26th Jul '16 3:05:17 PM margdean56
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* A persistent Chinese legend is of a traveler who finds an {{Arcadia}}n village living peaceful and happily in some out-of-the-way corner. Talking with them, he learns they are under the impression that they are still living under the last dynasty, or the one before that. In Communist China, they are said to have asked "Who now sits on the Dragon Throne?"

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* A persistent Chinese legend is of a traveler who finds an {{Arcadia}}n village living peaceful peacefully and happily in some out-of-the-way corner. Talking with them, he learns they are under the impression that they are still living under the last dynasty, or the one before that. In Communist China, they are said to have asked "Who now sits on the Dragon Throne?"



* In ''Literature/TheCavesOfSteel'' the majority of the Earth population are 'medievalists' and cling to old fashioned views like not having robots do every job and not talking in public restrooms. The main hero lampshades it, thinking about every era has it... and one day, his own times will be viewed as such.

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* In ''Literature/TheCavesOfSteel'' the majority of the Earth population are 'medievalists' and cling to old fashioned old-fashioned views like not having robots do every job and not talking in public restrooms. The main hero lampshades it, thinking about every era has it... and one day, his own times will be viewed as such.



** Then, when Horus addresses the iterators, he declares the ideals of the Crusade are dead, but he will restore them, bringing it back to its rightful path. [[spoiler:For which, he doesn't need them, so he stages a massacre.]]

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** Then, when Horus addresses the iterators, he declares the ideals of the Crusade are dead, but he will restore them, bringing it back to its rightful path. [[spoiler:For which, which he doesn't need them, so he stages a massacre.]]



** In ''Discworld/{{Eric}}'', a demon grumbles about how the new King of Hell is ruining things, there was a time when the damned were not just numbers, but ''victims''.

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** In ''Discworld/{{Eric}}'', a demon grumbles about how the new King of Hell is ruining things, things; there was a time when the damned were not just numbers, but ''victims''.



* In JohnCWright's ''[[Literature/TheGoldenOecumene The Golden Age]]'', ''The Phoenix Exultant'', and ''The Golden Transcedence'', Helion and the Silver-Gray movement he helped found intensily support this to provide discipline and structure in a way that can't be enforced by law.

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* In JohnCWright's ''[[Literature/TheGoldenOecumene The Golden Age]]'', ''The Phoenix Exultant'', and ''The Golden Transcedence'', Helion and the Silver-Gray movement he helped found intensily intensely support this to provide discipline and structure in a way that can't be enforced by law.



* ''Literature/AliceGirlFromTheFuture'' features an old fashioned man who doesn't trust modern tech. That is, he refuses to use air cars, preferring the old fashioned personal wings, he doesn't like a new electronic food distribution computer installed in the zoo, insisting old fashioned robots are better (well, the computer does prove to be bugged)... and he is the only man capable of urgently repairing some advanced alien equipment.

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* ''Literature/AliceGirlFromTheFuture'' features an old fashioned old-fashioned man who doesn't trust modern tech. That is, he refuses to use air cars, preferring the old fashioned old-fashioned personal wings, he doesn't like a new electronic food distribution computer installed in the zoo, insisting old fashioned robots are better (well, the computer does prove to be bugged)... and he is the only man capable of urgently repairing some advanced alien equipment.



* Some people interpret ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' in this light. The majority of the Fellowship - the hobbits, the wizard, the elf, the Ranger, even the dwarf - come from natural or spiritual backgrounds, while Sauron and his allies are far more industrialized. The story itself begins in the peaceful, pastoral Shire and ends in the barren, fiery Mordor. Even the author admits that such days can't last forever, though, as the epilogue ends with [[spoiler: the elves departing Middle-Earth for good]].

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* Some people interpret ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' in this light. The majority of the Fellowship - -- the hobbits, the wizard, the elf, the Ranger, even the dwarf - -- come from natural or spiritual backgrounds, while Sauron and his allies are far more industrialized. The story itself begins in the peaceful, pastoral Shire and ends in the barren, fiery Mordor. Even the author admits that such days can't last forever, though, as the epilogue ends with [[spoiler: the elves departing Middle-Earth for good]].
26th Jul '16 2:54:09 PM margdean56
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May overlap with GoodIsOldFashioned, with villains and other characters taunting him as old-fashioned, but this is when the writer uses the shorthand, or the character himself, and those who admire him. Note that being uniformly old-fashioned is not necessary; the character can pick and chose the best of both eras, as long as those characters he is contrasted to reject the best of old times as old-fashioned.

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May overlap with GoodIsOldFashioned, with villains and other characters taunting him as old-fashioned, but this is when the writer uses the shorthand, or the character himself, and those who admire him. Note that being uniformly old-fashioned is not necessary; the character can pick and chose choose the best of both eras, as long as those characters he is contrasted to reject the best of old times as old-fashioned.
3rd Jul '16 1:50:09 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/IRobot'': Detective Spooner is portrayed as 'old fashioned' because he wears [[ProductPlacement Converse]] and has a non-voice-activated entertainment system. His [[TheObiWan mentor]] lives in a very old-school BigFancyHouse. [[spoiler:In contrast, the villain is a highly futuristic-looking {{AI|IsACrapshoot}}.]]

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* ''Film/IRobot'': Detective Spooner is portrayed as 'old fashioned' because he wears [[ProductPlacement Converse]] and has a non-voice-activated entertainment system. His [[TheObiWan mentor]] mentor lives in a very old-school BigFancyHouse. [[spoiler:In contrast, the villain is a highly futuristic-looking {{AI|IsACrapshoot}}.]]
16th Jun '16 11:48:28 AM Snarf
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* The premise, from the Bunkers' perspective, of ''Series/AllInTheFamily''. The ''theme song'' is ''made'' of it!
15th Jun '16 9:15:37 AM ChronoLegion
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* John "Black Jack" Geary embodies this trope in ''Literature/TheLostFleet'' series, being practically an {{expy}} of Captain America, but in his case the Good Old Ways really ''were'' better. A century of all-out war has left the navy in a dire state, with jerry-built spacecraft crewed by barely-trained officers thrown into battle to replace dreadful losses that only get worse the more corners are cut to fill the gaps. Reintroducing the lost arts of formation discipline and proper tactics turns the titular Lost Fleet into probably the most dangerous military force in human space. When the fleet finally makes it back to Alliance space, the brass initially calls him a liar for claiming that the fleet has engaged in all those battles due to the relatively low losses for a "true battle" in the "spirit of the Ancestors". Propaganda can be blamed for that, though, as Geary himself has been idolized as a paragon who followed these "tactics" (in fact, Geary himself is merely a NormalFishInATinyPond, having fought a total of one battle before being defeated and becoming a HumanPopsicle; it's just that everyone else is absolutely ''horrible'' at coordinated fighting).

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* John "Black Jack" Geary embodies this trope in ''Literature/TheLostFleet'' series, being practically an {{expy}} of Captain America, but in his case the Good Old Ways really ''were'' better. A century of all-out war has left the navy in a dire state, with jerry-built spacecraft crewed by barely-trained officers thrown into battle to replace dreadful losses that only get worse the more corners are cut to fill the gaps. Reintroducing the lost arts of formation discipline and proper tactics turns the titular Lost Fleet into probably the most dangerous military force in human space. When the fleet finally makes it back to Alliance space, the brass initially calls him a liar for claiming that the fleet has engaged in all those battles due to the relatively low losses for a "true battle" in the "spirit of the Ancestors". Propaganda can be blamed for that, though, as Geary himself has been idolized as a paragon who followed these "tactics" (in fact, Geary himself is merely a NormalFishInATinyPond, having fought a total of one battle before being defeated and becoming a HumanPopsicle; it's just that everyone else is absolutely ''horrible'' at coordinated fighting).fighting; in fact, there are many good ship captains, but few good fleet commanders).
15th Jun '16 9:14:47 AM ChronoLegion
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* John "Black Jack" Geary embodies this trope in ''Literature/TheLostFleet'' series, being practically an {{expy}} of Captain America, but in his case the Good Old Ways really ''were'' better. A century of all-out war has left the navy in a dire state, with jerry-built spacecraft crewed by barely-trained officers thrown into battle to replace dreadful losses that only get worse the more corners are cut to fill the gaps. Reintroducing the lost arts of formation discipline and proper tactics turns the titular Lost Fleet into probably the most dangerous military force in human space.

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* John "Black Jack" Geary embodies this trope in ''Literature/TheLostFleet'' series, being practically an {{expy}} of Captain America, but in his case the Good Old Ways really ''were'' better. A century of all-out war has left the navy in a dire state, with jerry-built spacecraft crewed by barely-trained officers thrown into battle to replace dreadful losses that only get worse the more corners are cut to fill the gaps. Reintroducing the lost arts of formation discipline and proper tactics turns the titular Lost Fleet into probably the most dangerous military force in human space. When the fleet finally makes it back to Alliance space, the brass initially calls him a liar for claiming that the fleet has engaged in all those battles due to the relatively low losses for a "true battle" in the "spirit of the Ancestors". Propaganda can be blamed for that, though, as Geary himself has been idolized as a paragon who followed these "tactics" (in fact, Geary himself is merely a NormalFishInATinyPond, having fought a total of one battle before being defeated and becoming a HumanPopsicle; it's just that everyone else is absolutely ''horrible'' at coordinated fighting).
10th Jun '16 10:39:31 AM Doug86
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* There is also Turner D. Century, a supervillain who is dedicated to forcing society to change back to what it was before UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne. He was eventually killed off by the Scourge of the Underworld, a character created ''specifically'' for killing off minor and/or ill-conceived villains.

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* There is also Turner D. Century, a supervillain who is dedicated to forcing society to change back to what it was before UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne.UsefulNotes/WorldWarI. He was eventually killed off by the Scourge of the Underworld, a character created ''specifically'' for killing off minor and/or ill-conceived villains.
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