History Main / HistoricalInJoke

28th Nov '16 9:07:12 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10090792/1/Zero-no-Tsukaima-Saito-the-Onmyoji Zero no Tsukaima: Saito the Onmyoji]]'' implies that the Mongol invasions of Japan were foiled by large groups of Onmyoji joining together to create typhoons that wrecked their fleets.

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* ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10090792/1/Zero-no-Tsukaima-Saito-the-Onmyoji Zero no Tsukaima: Saito the Onmyoji]]'' ''Fanfic/ZeroNoTsukaimaSaitoTheOnmyoji'' implies that the Mongol invasions of Japan were foiled by large groups of Onmyoji joining together to create typhoons that wrecked their fleets.
27th Nov '16 10:04:45 AM MisterApple
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** In ''The Big Fight'', Asterix and Obelix visit the druid Psychoanalytix, who specialises in diseases of the mind. The nurse is telling them about the patients as they go along, with the last one [[UsefulNotes/NapoleonBonaparte standing in the classic Napoleon pose.]]. The nurse says "No one knows who this man [[NapoleonDelusion thinks he is]]."

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** In ''The Big Fight'', Asterix and Obelix visit the druid Psychoanalytix, who specialises in diseases of the mind. The nurse is telling them about the patients as they go along, with the last one [[UsefulNotes/NapoleonBonaparte standing in the classic Napoleon pose.]].pose]]. The nurse says "No one knows who this man [[NapoleonDelusion thinks he is]]."
28th Oct '16 8:38:58 PM merotoker
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** MIB also shows that many of the famous celebrities and historical figures are/were aliens. Late in the movie, Agent K outright states that ElvisPresley's mysterious death was really him just returning to his own world. There's also a screen showing numerous celebrities that are really aliens, like Creator/SylvesterStallone, Creator/DannyDeVito, Music/MichaelJackson, Oprah and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJOVUF-HaDw Dennis Rodman (although that wasn't much of a disguise)]]. Two are SelfDeprecation: producer Creator/StevenSpielberg and director Barry Sonnenfeld. In 3 Creator/AndyWarhol is an undercover MIB agent who's so low on ideas on his art that he's painting soup cans and bananas as part of his cover.

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** MIB also shows that many of the famous celebrities and historical figures are/were aliens. Late in the movie, Agent K outright states that ElvisPresley's Music/ElvisPresley's mysterious death was really him just returning to his own world. There's also a screen showing numerous celebrities that are really aliens, like Creator/SylvesterStallone, Creator/DannyDeVito, Music/MichaelJackson, Oprah and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJOVUF-HaDw Dennis Rodman (although that wasn't much of a disguise)]]. Two are SelfDeprecation: producer Creator/StevenSpielberg and director Barry Sonnenfeld. In 3 Creator/AndyWarhol is an undercover MIB agent who's so low on ideas on his art that he's painting soup cans and bananas as part of his cover.



* ''Literature/TheAreasOfMyExpertise'', by John Hodgman, is filled to the brim with them. Its sequel, ''MoreInformationThanYouRequire'', has one on ''every page''.

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* ''Literature/TheAreasOfMyExpertise'', by John Hodgman, is filled to the brim with them. Its sequel, ''MoreInformationThanYouRequire'', ''Literature/MoreInformationThanYouRequire'', has one on ''every page''.



* The RoaringTwenties set ''Series/BoardwalkEmpire'' has a few. The pilot features Arnold Rothstein cheating at poker, when eight years later he would be killed thanks to welching on a lost poker hand.

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* The RoaringTwenties TheRoaringTwenties set ''Series/BoardwalkEmpire'' has a few. The pilot features Arnold Rothstein cheating at poker, when eight years later he would be killed thanks to welching on a lost poker hand.



* The TabletopGame/OldWorldOfDarkness had a number of these; for example, the Malkavian clan claim to have done [[{{Jesus}} a bit of grave-robbery in Judea in the first century AD]]. If you're wondering, think SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker as a vampire, and then make them thousands strong (though, as might be imagined, rarely united). Another, borderline example is ''Dark Ages: Werewolf'', which linked the fairy tale of Red Riding Hood to a young werewolf's First Change -- Red ''is'' the werewolf, and in the throes of her First Change, kills her grandmother and is found (and implied to be killed, or at least grievously wounded) by a lumberjack who finds her grieving.

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* The TabletopGame/OldWorldOfDarkness had a number of these; for example, the Malkavian clan claim to have done [[{{Jesus}} a bit of grave-robbery in Judea in the first century AD]]. If you're wondering, think SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker ComicBook/TheJoker as a vampire, and then make them thousands strong (though, as might be imagined, rarely united). Another, borderline example is ''Dark Ages: Werewolf'', which linked the fairy tale of Red Riding Hood to a young werewolf's First Change -- Red ''is'' the werewolf, and in the throes of her First Change, kills her grandmother and is found (and implied to be killed, or at least grievously wounded) by a lumberjack who finds her grieving.



** A Halloween episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' suggests that Wiggum's ancestor's insult to Creator/OrsonWelles inspired ''Film/CitizenKane''.

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** A Halloween episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' suggests that Wiggum's ancestor's insult to Creator/OrsonWelles inspired ''Film/CitizenKane''.



** Ickis' father was the one responsible of causing the crack on the Liberty Bell when the humans he scared dropped it.

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** Ickis' father was the one responsible of for causing the crack on the Liberty Bell when the humans he scared dropped it.
19th Oct '16 12:52:15 AM erforce
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* ''Film/AlienVsPredator'': the Predators are the ones who taught the earliest human civilizations to build pyramids and temples, and in turn the humans would offer human sacrifices to give birth to new xenomorphs for the Predators to hunt. When the hunt goes wrong the Predators blow themselves up and everything in a hundred mile radius to prevent the xenomorphs from spreading, which explains how older civilizations disappeared.

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* ''Film/AlienVsPredator'': ''Film/AVPAlienVsPredator'': the Predators are the ones who taught the earliest human civilizations to build pyramids and temples, and in turn the humans would offer human sacrifices to give birth to new xenomorphs for the Predators to hunt. When the hunt goes wrong the Predators blow themselves up and everything in a hundred mile radius to prevent the xenomorphs from spreading, which explains how older civilizations disappeared.
18th Oct '16 7:37:40 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* In ''Fanfic/CodeGeassThePreparedREbellion'', Urabe compares Zero's oratory with that of an EU demagogue who would've taken over an entire member state if there weren't safeguards in place to stop him. It's implied that this demagogue was either UsefulNotes/VladimirLenin, UsefulNotes/BenitoMussolini, or UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler.

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* In ''Fanfic/CodeGeassThePreparedREbellion'', ''Fanfic/CodeGeassThePreparedRebellion'', Urabe compares Zero's oratory with that of an EU demagogue who would've taken over an entire member state if there weren't safeguards in place to stop him. It's implied that this demagogue was either UsefulNotes/VladimirLenin, UsefulNotes/BenitoMussolini, or UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler.
18th Oct '16 7:37:29 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10724053/1/Code-Geass-The-Prepared-Rebellion-V2 Code Geass: The Prepared Rebellion]]'', Urabe compares Zero's oratory with that of an EU demagogue who would've taken over an entire member state if there weren't safeguards in place to stop him. It's implied that this demagogue was either UsefulNotes/VladimirLenin, UsefulNotes/BenitoMussolini, or UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler.

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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10724053/1/Code-Geass-The-Prepared-Rebellion-V2 Code Geass: The Prepared Rebellion]]'', ''Fanfic/CodeGeassThePreparedREbellion'', Urabe compares Zero's oratory with that of an EU demagogue who would've taken over an entire member state if there weren't safeguards in place to stop him. It's implied that this demagogue was either UsefulNotes/VladimirLenin, UsefulNotes/BenitoMussolini, or UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler.
10th Oct '16 5:12:34 PM Jason-L
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* ''Film/AAVPlienVsPredator'': the Predators are the ones who taught the earliest human civilizations to build pyramids and temples, and in turn the humans would offer human sacrifices to give birth to new xenomorphs for the Predators to hunt. When the hunt goes wrong the Predators blow themselves up and everything in a hundred mile radius to prevent the xenomorphs from spreading, which explains how older civilizations disappeared.

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* ''Film/AAVPlienVsPredator'': ''Film/AlienVsPredator'': the Predators are the ones who taught the earliest human civilizations to build pyramids and temples, and in turn the humans would offer human sacrifices to give birth to new xenomorphs for the Predators to hunt. When the hunt goes wrong the Predators blow themselves up and everything in a hundred mile radius to prevent the xenomorphs from spreading, which explains how older civilizations disappeared.
26th Sep '16 6:47:33 PM MeerkatMario
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* Jeffy from ''WebVideo/SuperMarioLogan'' apparently and indirectly caused the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Killing_of_Harambe killing of Harambe the gorilla]] while visiting a zoo.
12th Sep '16 2:32:31 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* ''ComicBook/ExMachina'': In 2004, NYC mayor Mitchell Hundred's staff member quips that Elliot Spitzer is a shoo-in to be the next New York governor unless he's "caught in bed with a dead girl or a live boy," an old political joke. At the time of the comic's writing, Spitzer had already been elected to the post and resigned amid a sex scandal (with ''live'' girls).
5th Sep '16 1:10:45 PM erforce
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** In ''VideoGame/PredatorConcreteJungle'', Major Phillips (the one that sent Dutch's team to the jungle in the first movie) claims the Predators [[PhlebotinumKilledTheDinosaurs exterminated the dinosaurs]] and [[AncientAstronauts gave birth to Ancient religions]]. Both claims were ignored in later comics and even denied by some fans till they were (partially) confirmed in the ''Film/AlienVsPredator'' movies.

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** In ''VideoGame/PredatorConcreteJungle'', Major Phillips (the one that sent Dutch's team to the jungle in the first movie) claims the Predators [[PhlebotinumKilledTheDinosaurs exterminated the dinosaurs]] and [[AncientAstronauts gave birth to Ancient religions]]. Both claims were ignored in later comics and even denied by some fans till they were (partially) confirmed in the ''Film/AlienVsPredator'' ''Franchise/AlienVsPredator'' movies.



* ''Film/AlienVsPredator'': the Predators are the ones who taught the earliest human civilizations to build pyramids and temples, and in turn the humans would offer human sacrifices to give birth to new xenomorphs for the Predators to hunt. When the hunt goes wrong the Predators blow themselves up and everything in a hundred mile radius to prevent the xenomorphs from spreading, which explains how older civilizations disappeared.

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* ''Film/AlienVsPredator'': ''Film/AAVPlienVsPredator'': the Predators are the ones who taught the earliest human civilizations to build pyramids and temples, and in turn the humans would offer human sacrifices to give birth to new xenomorphs for the Predators to hunt. When the hunt goes wrong the Predators blow themselves up and everything in a hundred mile radius to prevent the xenomorphs from spreading, which explains how older civilizations disappeared.
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