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9th Apr '16 7:42:15 AM PresidentStalkeyes
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** Also Craig Marduk of ''{{VideoGame/Tekken}}''. Although his accent is about as Australian as Abraham Lincoln. It is suggested that Jun had placed Alex and Roger in Australia, which would be either a blessing [[DeatrhWorld or a curse.]]

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** Also Craig Marduk of ''{{VideoGame/Tekken}}''. Although his accent is about as Australian as Abraham Lincoln. It is suggested that Jun had placed Alex and Roger in Australia, which would be either a blessing [[DeatrhWorld [[DeathWorld or a curse.]]
24th Mar '16 5:06:06 PM benda
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** And, of course, Erwin Rommel's famous quote (which unfortunately demonstrates the deep racialist contempt he and his comrades held for the Slavic Soviets):

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** And, of course, Erwin Rommel's famous quote (which unfortunately demonstrates the deep racialist racial contempt he and his comrades held for the Slavic Soviets):


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*** One has to point out that Rommel himself never actually fought against Soviets, so he may have been justified to speak only of what he really knew first-hand; besides he was less affected by Nazi propaganda than many of the other German generals of the time, and his own account regarding racism is unclear.
29th Feb '16 7:06:31 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** According to the same comic, all Australians (including women) are relatively dumb, muscular, constantly fighting, and always wear mustaches. The Sniper, on the other hand, is not. Nor are his parents, judging from one photo.
*** All of the above is explained away by the fact that designer-in-chief Robin Walker is Australian, and given the Aussie's love of stereotype based wind-ups, Walker has pulled a fast one on millions of gamers for at least 3 years now.

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** According to the same comic, comics, all Australians (including women) are relatively dumb, muscular, constantly fighting, and always wear mustaches. The Sniper, on the other hand, is not. Nor are his parents, judging from one photo.
*** All of the above is explained away by the fact that designer-in-chief Robin Walker is Australian, and given the Aussie's Aussies' love of stereotype based wind-ups, Walker has pulled a fast one on millions of gamers for at least 3 years now.now.
*** As it turns out, [[spoiler:the Sniper was actually born in ''New Zealand''; only his adoptive parents are Australian]].
27th Feb '16 4:29:21 PM Morgenthaler
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* The franchise ''Film/TheHowling'' changes location to Australia in the third movie, focusing on marsupial werewolves (and it's as silly as it sounds).

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* The ''Howling'' franchise ''Film/TheHowling'' changes location to Australia in the third movie, ''Film/HowlingIIITheMarsupials'', focusing on marsupial werewolves (and it's as silly as it sounds).
24th Feb '16 10:01:35 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''AmericaTheBook'' describes all Australian culture as "a by-product of their perpetual drunkenness". As in, after a few tinnies you can begin to make sense of Geoffrey Rush, and Vegemite becomes edible about the time you're dying of alcohol poisoning. Not that any self-respectin' Aussie is going to succumb to piss poisonin'.

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* ''AmericaTheBook'' ''Literature/AmericaTheBook'' describes all Australian culture as "a by-product of their perpetual drunkenness". As in, after a few tinnies you can begin to make sense of Geoffrey Rush, and Vegemite becomes edible about the time you're dying of alcohol poisoning. Not that any self-respectin' Aussie is going to succumb to piss poisonin'.



* In an episode of ''{{Minder}}'', Arthur Daley somehow manages to find himself in the middle of inhospitable outback and in real danger of dying of thirst a few hours drive outside of Sydney. Never mind that anywhere he could have driven to in that time would be urban sprawl, rolling farmland or on the coast.

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* In an episode of ''{{Minder}}'', ''Series/{{Minder}}'', Arthur Daley somehow manages to find himself in the middle of inhospitable outback and in real danger of dying of thirst a few hours drive outside of Sydney. Never mind that anywhere he could have driven to in that time would be urban sprawl, rolling farmland or on the coast.



* ''TerraNova'' was filmed in Queensland. Arguably the most colorful character was Boylan, the Aussie bartender and ex soldier. Given how poorly Australians are often portrayed in US shows and the mistakes the show arguably made along the road to cancellation, it was an interesting thing to get right.

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* ''TerraNova'' ''Series/TerraNova'' was filmed in Queensland. Arguably the most colorful character was Boylan, the Aussie bartender and ex soldier. Given how poorly Australians are often portrayed in US shows and the mistakes the show arguably made along the road to cancellation, it was an interesting thing to get right.
5th Feb '16 10:02:45 PM nombretomado
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* AustralianRulesFootball. Possibly one of the most violent games in the world. And the most skillful to boot.

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* AustralianRulesFootball.UsefulNotes/AustralianRulesFootball. Possibly one of the most violent games in the world. And the most skillful to boot.
23rd Jan '16 4:04:36 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* The pioneering tag team Wrestling/TheFabulousKangaroos, who were huge {{Foreign Wrestling Heel}}s.

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* The pioneering tag team first Wrestling/{{N|ationalWrestlingAlliance}}WA International TagTeam Champions, Wrestling/TheFabulousKangaroos, who were huge {{Foreign Wrestling Heel}}s.Heel}}s of the 1960s.
15th Jan '16 11:43:42 AM Anddrix
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* ''Anime/DigimonAdventure02'' has a particularly strange case rife with compressed geography [[EiffelTowerEffect to drive home the point of where they are]]. During the Digidestined's efforts to eliminate Dark Towers around the world, Joe and Cody travel to Australia, landing in Sydney before heading up to the Gold Coast which, while doable in a day, is by no means a short or easy trip, especially for a pair of foreign early-teenage boys with no car. They notice that the locals treat the Dark Tower on the beach as an UnusuallyUninterestingSight, whereas a western show might've had the locals tear the bloody thing down before they'd have even gotten there. They do get backup from one of the local Digidestined, Derek; who is a blonde, tanned preteen surfer boy, very much in the spirit of this trope. In the last episode, Derek is in Sydney for some reason, [[ViewersAreMorons probably to make it incredibly obvious what country he's in]].

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* ''Anime/DigimonAdventure02'' has a particularly strange case rife with compressed geography [[EiffelTowerEffect to drive home the point of where they are]]. During the Digidestined's efforts to eliminate Dark Towers around the world, Joe and Cody travel to Australia, landing in Sydney before heading up to the Gold Coast which, while doable in a day, is by no means a short or easy trip, especially for a pair of foreign early-teenage boys with no car. They notice that the locals treat the Dark Tower on the beach as an UnusuallyUninterestingSight, whereas a western show might've had the locals tear the bloody thing down before they'd have even gotten there. They do get backup from one of the local Digidestined, Derek; who is a blonde, tanned preteen surfer boy, very much in the spirit of this trope. In the last episode, Derek is in Sydney for some reason, [[ViewersAreMorons probably to make it incredibly obvious what country he's in]].in.
30th Dec '15 3:20:14 AM jormis29
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* ''Film/PointBreak'' concludes on Bells Beach, Torquay - [[CaliforniaDoubling actually filmed in Oregon]]. The real Bells Beach is a good 2km from the nearest tree - and it's a eucalpyt, not a pine.

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* ''Film/PointBreak'' ''Film/PointBreak1991'' concludes on Bells Beach, Torquay - [[CaliforniaDoubling actually filmed in Oregon]]. The real Bells Beach is a good 2km from the nearest tree - and it's a eucalpyt, not a pine.
5th Dec '15 4:01:45 PM zerohelix
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* Many of the Australians that are descended from convicts are very proud of this fact.
** To provide some perspective on the apparent ValuesDissonance of this, remember that these convicts were often the victims of a [[AllCrimesAreEqual very corrupt system]]. It's not just the image of toughness at work here, it's also that of the oppressed underdog against the rich and powerful, that sort of thing being very much admired by us.
* Back when mammoths were still roaming Siberia and the glaciers covered up Canada, Australia had all sorts of crazy beasties. The most notable include ''Megalania'' (or ''Varanus priscus'' depending on who you ask) a 5-metre komodo dragon, ''Diprotodon'' a rhino-sized wombat, ''Thylacoleo'' the marsupial lion, giant kangaroos, "marsupial tapirs", giant horned tortoises, 5-metre pythons, giant flightless geese, ''carnivorous'' tree kangaroos, sheep-sized echidnas, and land-dwelling crocodiles. Amazingly, humans managed to drive all these monsters to extinction. Many of them still live on Aboriginal art and folklore though.

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* Many of the Australians that are [[SentencedToDownUnder descended from convicts convicts]] are very proud of this fact.
** To provide some perspective on the apparent ValuesDissonance of this, remember that these convicts were often the victims of a [[AllCrimesAreEqual very corrupt system]]. (Note the term KangarooCourt.) It's not just the image of toughness at work here, it's also that of the oppressed underdog against the rich and powerful, that sort of thing being very much admired by us.
* Back when mammoths were still roaming Siberia and the glaciers covered up Canada, Australia had all sorts of crazy beasties. The most notable include ''Megalania'' (or ''Varanus priscus'' depending on who you ask) a 5-metre komodo dragon, ''Diprotodon'' a rhino-sized wombat, ''Thylacoleo'' the marsupial lion, giant kangaroos, "marsupial tapirs", giant horned tortoises, 5-metre pythons, giant flightless geese, ''carnivorous'' tree kangaroos, sheep-sized echidnas, and land-dwelling crocodiles. Amazingly, humans managed to drive all these monsters to extinction. Many of them still live on Aboriginal art and folklore though.
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