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7th Mar '18 9:24:11 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* ''Series/{{Vikings}}'': One scene has Bjorn and Halfdan idly scratching at stone bricks in Sicily. Viking graffiti has been found scratched in stone in various places around Europe and the Near East.
13th Feb '18 7:52:28 AM Krendall
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** Another episode dealt with the creation of peanut butter in the style of ''Literature/TheDaVinciCode''. It claims that the government started the myth that [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Washington_Carver George Washington Carver]] invented it in order to ease relations after the civil war and that the real inventor was [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Todd_Lincoln Mary Todd Lincoln]], among other things.
24th Jan '18 12:07:47 PM Kadorhal
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*** In fact, [=MGS3=] is ''rife'' with instances of this, including Snake performing the world's first HALO jump (which ''was'' actually first performed in 1964 in real life), as well as Snake finding an [=XM16E1=] and making suggestions for how it would be a better rifle, echoing complaints from soldiers in Vietnam who made the same suggestions that were ultimately incorporated into the rifle's design.

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*** ** In fact, [=MGS3=] is ''rife'' with instances of this, including Snake performing the world's first HALO jump (which ''was'' actually first performed in 1964 in real life), as well as Snake finding an [=XM16E1=] and making suggestions for how it would be a better rifle, echoing complaints from soldiers in Vietnam who made the same suggestions that were ultimately incorporated into the rifle's design.



*** Then came ''Yuri's Revenge'', taking this trope to the logical extreme by making an in-joke ''on it's own history'': one Soviet mission had the player re-doing - via time travel - one of the vanilla game's Allied missions... from the other side. Bonus points because said mission enabled the Allies to win the war with the aforementioned re-take of the Cuban missile crisis... which this re-take mission, appropriately named "Operation Deja Vu", retcons into the Chronosphere prototype being destroyed and the Allies surrendering.

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*** Then came ''Yuri's Revenge'', taking this trope to the logical extreme by making an in-joke ''on it's its own history'': one Soviet mission had the player re-doing - via time travel - one of the vanilla game's Allied missions... from the other side. Bonus points because said mission enabled the Allies to win the war with the aforementioned re-take of the Cuban missile crisis... which this re-take mission, appropriately named "Operation Deja Vu", retcons into the Chronosphere prototype being destroyed and the Allies surrendering.



** On the subject of ''Portrait of Ruin'', which has Drac's ol' castle come to life due to an abundance of souls following World War II, the villain of the game is a vampire painter known as Brauner. He is in fact, a real life Jewish surrealist painter, explaining his motives quite clearly.

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** On the subject of ''Portrait of Ruin'', which has Drac's ol' castle come to life due to an abundance of souls following in the midst of World War II, the villain of the game is a vampire painter known as Brauner. He is in fact, a real life Jewish surrealist painter, explaining his motives quite clearly.



** ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty: World at War'' has one to its own series - in the first game, the final level has you playing a Soviet soldier in the battle at Berlin, ending with you watching another soldier wave the Soviet flag over the Reichstag. The final level of ''World at War'' has the same setting, except now ''you'' plant the flag over the Reichstag.

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** ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty: World at War'' ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyWorldAtWar'' has one to its own series - in the first game, the final level has you playing a Soviet soldier in the battle at Berlin, ending with you watching another soldier wave the Soviet flag over the Reichstag. The final level of ''World at War'' has the same setting, except now ''you'' plant the flag over the Reichstag.



-->[[color:gray: [[TheHero CCG]]: LATER, FAG.]]
-->[[color:gray: CCG: TOO BAD THE ACRONYM WASN'T "HAG" INSTEAD, IT WOULD HAVE SUITED YOU MUCH BETTER.]]
-->[[color:gray: CCG: INSTEAD OF THAT NONSENSE WORD]]
-->[[color:gray: CCG: MAYBE ITS ASSOCIATION WITH YOU WILL COLLOQUIALLY CAUSE IT TO TAKE ON A NEGATIVE CONNOTATION, WHAT DO YOU THINK?]]

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-->[[color:gray: [[TheHero CCG]]: LATER, FAG.]]
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CCG: TOO BAD THE ACRONYM WASN'T "HAG" INSTEAD, IT WOULD HAVE SUITED YOU MUCH BETTER.]]
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CCG: MAYBE ITS ASSOCIATION WITH YOU WILL COLLOQUIALLY CAUSE IT TO TAKE ON A NEGATIVE CONNOTATION, WHAT DO YOU THINK?]]



* ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' had the main character shooting UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan, because, well: [[spoiler:He originally wanted to kill Jane Fonda because he blamed her for the war on Christmas, then he found out that she was really influenced by Donald Sutherland. Stan is prevented from killing Sutherland, but by chance runs into Martin Scorsese. He convinces Scorsese to give up drugs, which in turn causes him to lose his edge. As a result, ''Film/TaxiDriver'' is never made, so there's no star vehicle for Creator/JodieFoster, and no one for John Hinckley to become obsessed with. As a result of ''that'', UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan is never shot, which means there was no incident to bolster public support; so [[ForWantOfANail Mondale won, and practically "handed over the country to the Commies".]] Thus, Stan Smith shoots Reagan. Also, in the same episode, Roger "invents" the genre of disco. Whew]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' had the main character shooting UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan, because, well: [[spoiler:He originally wanted to kill Jane Fonda because he blamed her for the war on Christmas, then he found out that she was really influenced by Donald Sutherland. Stan is prevented from killing Sutherland, but by chance runs into Martin Scorsese. He convinces Scorsese to give up drugs, which in turn causes him to lose his edge. As a result, ''Film/TaxiDriver'' is never made, so there's no star vehicle for Creator/JodieFoster, and no one for John Hinckley to become obsessed with. As a result of ''that'', UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan Ronald Reagan is never shot, which means there was no incident to bolster public support; so [[ForWantOfANail Mondale won, and practically "handed over the country to the Commies".]] Thus, Stan Smith shoots Reagan. Also, in the same episode, Roger "invents" the genre of disco. Whew]].
12th Jan '18 11:08:30 AM erforce
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* ''Film/XMen'':

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6th Dec '17 6:00:10 PM JoeMerl
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* In ''Comicbook/MarvelGenerations,'' Comicbook/TheMightyThor goes to ancient Egypt and fights ComicBook/Apocalypse; after his victory, he took the nose of their ridiculous lion-man as a trophy.
11th Nov '17 10:27:56 PM Pichu-kun
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* In ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'', the original visual novel version has soldiers from Hinamizawa being responsible for the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marco_Polo_Bridge_Incident Marco Polo Bridge Incident]]. [[spoiler:It was the first outbreak of the HatePlague Hinamizawa Syndrome.]]



* In ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', mentions of violent insurrections in Amestris across the centuries include the Wellesley Incident of 1811. No hint of what it is, but depending on how alternate the show's world is, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duke_of_Wellington Arthur Wellesley]] may have been involved.

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* ''Franchise/FullmetalAlchemist'':
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In ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', mentions of violent insurrections in Amestris across the centuries include the Wellesley Incident of 1811. No hint of what it is, but depending on how alternate the show's world is, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duke_of_Wellington Arthur Wellesley]] may have been involved.



* In Northumbrian's Harry Potter fanfic ''Research and Development'', which is set in 2000, George and Ron invent a magical cell phone, inspired by Hermione's new Muggle cell phone. Their first prototype turns out to be quite similar to Hermione's phone, but Ginny thinks it's impractical, so Ron and George try to improve it. Their fifth prototype looks like a pocket mirror and is "about two-and-a-half inches wide, four-and-a-half long and no more than one-third of an inch thick". The mirror is "set into this solid block of wood". The corners are "smoothly rounded". You operate the phone by touching the mirror. Hermione complains that it doesn't look like cell phone because it lacks buttons and it is "too thin, too long and too wide". Ginny says that "perhaps in ten years Muggle phones will look like this".

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* In Northumbrian's Harry Potter ''Harry Potter'' fanfic ''Research and Development'', which is set in 2000, George and Ron invent a magical cell phone, inspired by Hermione's new Muggle cell phone. Their first prototype turns out to be quite similar to Hermione's phone, but Ginny thinks it's impractical, so Ron and George try to improve it. Their fifth prototype looks like a pocket mirror and is "about two-and-a-half inches wide, four-and-a-half long and no more than one-third of an inch thick". The mirror is "set into this solid block of wood". The corners are "smoothly rounded". You operate the phone by touching the mirror. Hermione complains that it doesn't look like cell phone because it lacks buttons and it is "too thin, too long and too wide". Ginny says that "perhaps in ten years Muggle phones will look like this".


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* ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'' has soldiers from Hinamizawa being responsible for the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marco_Polo_Bridge_Incident Marco Polo Bridge Incident]]. [[spoiler:It was the first outbreak of the HatePlague Hinamizawa Syndrome.]]
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28th Oct '17 11:24:50 PM jaymiechan
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* UsefulNotes/MichaelJordan's return to basketball? [[Film/SpaceJam Because he helped rescue the]] Franchise/LooneyTunes.
4th Oct '17 8:13:11 AM dmcreif
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* ''Series/TheDefenders2017'': Stick tells [[Series/Daredevil2015 Matt Murdock]], Series/JessicaJones2015, Series/LukeCage2016, and [[Series/IronFist2017 Danny Rand]] that [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eruption_of_Mount_Vesuvius_in_79 Pompeii]] and [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chernobyl_disaster Chernobyl]], events the history books like to call "catastrophes", were just cover-ups for the Hand's activities.



** The Fourth Doctor explains how he helped Newton discover gravity:

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** The Fourth Doctor explains how he helped Isaac Newton discover gravity:
18th Sep '17 4:59:34 PM Psyclone
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*** In fact, [=MGS3=] is ''rife'' with instances of this, including Snake being the first to perform a HALO jump (which ''was'' actually first performed in 1964), as well as Snake finding an [=XM16E1=] and making suggestions for how it would be a better rifle, echoing complaints from soldiers in Vietnam who made the same suggestions that were ultimately incorporated into the rifle's design.

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*** In fact, [=MGS3=] is ''rife'' with instances of this, including Snake being performing the world's first to perform a HALO jump (which ''was'' actually first performed in 1964), 1964 in real life), as well as Snake finding an [=XM16E1=] and making suggestions for how it would be a better rifle, echoing complaints from soldiers in Vietnam who made the same suggestions that were ultimately incorporated into the rifle's design.
23rd Aug '17 1:14:27 AM PaulA
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