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23rd May '17 10:41:30 AM Winter
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* Australia plays a major role in the ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}}'' franchise's UC continuity:

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* Australia plays a major role in the ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}}'' ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' franchise's UC continuity:



** Zeon pilot Bernie Wiseman claims to be Australian to get through a checkpoint in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam0080WarInThePocket'', but the ruse falls apart when he talks about having snow at Christmas and sounds oddly cheerful for a guy whose home got hit with a colony less than a year ago.

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** Zeon pilot Bernie Wiseman claims to be Australian (from Sydney, in fact) to get through a checkpoint in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam0080WarInThePocket'', but the ruse falls apart when he talks about having snow at Christmas and sounds oddly cheerful for a guy whose home got hit with a colony less than a year ago.
23rd May '17 10:39:47 AM Winter
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* Australia plays a major role in the ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}}'' franchise's UC continuity:
** In the ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'' series, Sydney was struck by the original ColonyDrop, leaving a massive scar that persists throughout the UC timeline.
** Zeon pilot Bernie Wiseman claims to be Australian to get through a checkpoint in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam0080WarInThePocket'', but the ruse falls apart when he talks about having snow at Christmas and sounds oddly cheerful for a guy whose home got hit with a colony less than a year ago.
** Torrington Base is a Federation installation near the impact site that appears in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam0083StardustMemory'' and ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamUnicorn''. In ''0083'', it's the site of a GrandTheftPrototype incident with major repercussions, and it gets attacked by a giant Mobile Armor in ''Unicorn.''
16th Mar '17 9:46:17 AM Theriocephalus
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* The "Swampland Trilogy" of "Swampland," "Tankworld," and "Endsville," by S.R. Martin. It's all set in Australia, and starts with a really bad flood season. Gets a bit creepy with fish girls and creatures who have been fused with bikes. Definitely one for more the "Everworld" crowd than "Animorphs." [[http://teens.arapahoelibraries.org/go2.cfm?pid=11250 Here's a link to the first one's cover.]] If you find it interesting, which it is actually really good, search for it and the other two.

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* The "Swampland Trilogy" of "Swampland," "Tankworld," and "Endsville," by S.R. Martin. It's all set in Australia, and starts with a really bad flood season. Gets a bit creepy with fish girls and creatures who have been fused with bikes. Definitely one for more the "Everworld" crowd than "Animorphs." [[http://teens.arapahoelibraries.org/go2.cfm?pid=11250 Here's a link to the first one's cover.]] If you find it interesting, which it is actually really good, search for it and the other two."Animorphs".
11th Mar '17 6:45:57 AM fearlessnikki
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* The ''Creator/MaryKateAndAshleyOlsen'' film "Our Lips Are Sealed" is rife with this.
** Some of the stereotypes in the film include a kangaroo, a bunch of girls named Shelia, and everyone in Australia liking surfing.

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* The ''Creator/MaryKateAndAshleyOlsen'' film "Our Lips Are Sealed" is rife with this.
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this. Some of the stereotypes in the film include a kangaroo, a bunch of girls named Shelia, and everyone in Australia liking surfing.surfing. Of course there are subversions such as when the girls arrive at their new school dressed like they're going on safari and just get gawked at.



* The slasher films Film/SavageCrossing , Film/WolfCreek and Film/RoadGames feature villanous serial killers who prowl the Outback in search of fresh victims

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* The slasher films Film/SavageCrossing , Film/WolfCreek and Film/RoadGames feature villanous serial killers who prowl the Outback in search of fresh victims victims.




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* The film ''{{Film/Sirens}}'' is set in Australia, where a British minister and his wife visit the home of famed painter Norman Lindsey. The [[BritishStuffiness repressed wife]] is fascinated by the free-spirited models and learns to embrace her sexuality. Notably not set in the outback ''or'' a major city.



* Then of course we have Daniel Osbourne in ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', or Oz. The name of the band he's in? ''Dingoes Ate My Baby,'' after the Azaria Chamberlain case.

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* Then of course we have Daniel Osbourne in ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', or Oz. The name of the band he's in? ''Dingoes Ate My Baby,'' after the Azaria Chamberlain case. He's played by an American Creator/SethGreen, suggesting the character might be an Australia fanboy.



* In ''Series/OnceUponATime'' Belle's kingdom appears to be a FantasyCounterpartCulture of Australia. Creator/EmilieDeRavin plays Belle, and gets to keep her own accent. Her father and mother are likewise given Australian accents. But considering the source material is [[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast set in France]] and the names Belle, Maurice and Collette are French, this confuses the issue even further.



* Australian women's wrestling is in fact very respected among the Internet Wrestling Community. The Australian women are regarded as second only to the Japanese women in terms of skill. Madison Eagles got the ball rolling in 2011 when she was voted the Number 1 woman on the PWI Female 50 - the first time an independent wrestler had ever topped the list. Shortly after her success, more Australians started appearing on the American indies. As of 2017 three Australians were signed to WWE - {{Wrestling/Emma}}, Wrestling/BillieKay and Peyton Royce. Following the main description, a New Zealander called Evie is often lumped with the Australian women too.



* When the heroes of ''WesternAnimation/FindingNemo'' need to find Sydney, Australia, a helpful school arrange themselves as a likeness of the Opera House to confirm that it's where they want to go. ''Finding Nemo'' also features what must be the highest-rent dentist's office in the ''world'', what with the stunning harborside views and the price of Sydney real estate...
** Well, he ''was'' doing work on the Prime Minister in one scene...

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* When the heroes of ''WesternAnimation/FindingNemo'' need to find Sydney, Australia, a helpful school arrange themselves as a likeness of the Opera House to confirm that it's where they want to go. ''Finding Nemo'' also features what must be the highest-rent dentist's office in the ''world'', what with the stunning harborside views and the price of Sydney real estate...
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estate. Well, he ''was'' doing work on the Prime Minister in one scene...
19th Feb '17 1:21:01 PM Schol-R-LEA
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** The story of [[AnAssKickingChristmas Outcast Corner's Christmas trip]] to Darwin has finally come out. While it features multiple [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Crowning Moments Of Awesome]] for them and others, [[FromBadToWorse no one would blame them]] if they decide not to repeat the trip.
18th Feb '17 6:23:22 AM DeepRed
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** This is reasonably grounded in reality as most Australians see New Zealanders as their younger siblings and taunt them mercilessly (despite the fact that they're actually rather fond of them.)

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** This is reasonably grounded in reality as most Australians see New Zealanders as their younger siblings and [[SiblingRivalry taunt them mercilessly mercilessly]] (despite the fact that they're actually rather fond of them.)
18th Feb '17 6:03:29 AM DeepRed
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* In the ''Franchise/GIJoe'' universe, Cobra operative Major Bludd is from Sydney, and once served with the Australian SAS.

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* In the ''Franchise/GIJoe'' universe, Cobra operative Major Bludd is from Sydney, and once served with the Australian SAS. On the Joe team, the survival expert Outback is depicted in the UK comics iteration as an Australian.
18th Jan '17 5:54:19 PM Exxolon
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In RealLife, UsefulNotes/AustralianWildlife ''is'' unique (the island is one of the handful of megadiverse lands in the world), being dominated by marsupials rather than placental mammals. The dangers of the native animals has been noted by many - US President UsefulNotes/BarackObama [[http://www.abc.net.au/news/2011-11-17/obama-visits-canberra-school/3677326 brought it up when he visited Australia]] - but most of these creatures only live in remote areas. However, in Hollywood, EverythingTryingToKillYou, although [[WhatMeasureIsANonCute any sufficiently ''cute'' animal, no matter how wild, is inexplicably safe]].[[note]]While [[EverythingsBetterWithPlatypi the 'duck-billed' platypus]] and the [[KangaroosRepresentAustralia kangaroo]] are animals that are often treated as cute in Hollywood, in truth they can be very dangerous: the male platypus has poisonous spurs that cause non-lethal but ''excruciating'' pain, while the kangaroo can disembowel you with a single well-placed kick.[[/note]] This habit of making Australia a DeathWorld often results in Australians being considered [[AwesomeAussie ludicrously tough]].

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In RealLife, UsefulNotes/AustralianWildlife ''is'' unique (the island is one of the handful of megadiverse lands in the world), being dominated by marsupials rather than placental mammals. The dangers of the native animals has been noted by many - US President UsefulNotes/BarackObama [[http://www.abc.net.au/news/2011-11-17/obama-visits-canberra-school/3677326 brought it up when he visited Australia]] - but most of these creatures only live in remote areas. However, in Hollywood, EverythingTryingToKillYou, although [[WhatMeasureIsANonCute any sufficiently ''cute'' animal, no matter how wild, is inexplicably safe]].[[note]]While [[EverythingsBetterWithPlatypi the 'duck-billed' platypus]] and the [[KangaroosRepresentAustralia kangaroo]] are animals that are often treated as cute in Hollywood, in truth they can be very dangerous: the male platypus has poisonous spurs that cause non-lethal but ''excruciating'' pain, while the kangaroo can disembowel you with a single well-placed kick.kick and even koalas have sharp teeth and claws that can cause nasty injuries if cornered.[[/note]] This habit of making Australia a DeathWorld often results in Australians being considered [[AwesomeAussie ludicrously tough]].
9th Jan '17 2:19:32 PM Spookongo
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* ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'''s fifth season features an Australian character, who displays an stereotypical "crocodile hunter" behavior.



* ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'''s fifth season features an Australian character, who displays an stereotypical "crocodile hunter" behavior.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'''s fifth season features an Australian character, who displays an stereotypical "crocodile hunter" behavior.
9th Jan '17 1:20:58 PM Spookongo
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* ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'''s fifth season features an Australian character, who displays an stereotypical "crocodile hunter" behavior.
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