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5th Jun '17 10:46:39 PM Chabal2
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* For most of ''Manga/OnePunchMan'', it can safely be assumed the series takes place in Japan [[NoCommunitiesWereHarmed with all city names replaced with initials]]. Then we see the Earth from orbit when [[spoiler:Saitama gets punched to the moon]], which features a Pangea-like supercontinent nothing like Earth.
5th Jan '17 3:56:15 AM TitaniumDragon
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** The comic takes it a step further (to the point of silliness) by explaining that, in the ''Darths and Droids'' universe, the comic creators exist but are creating a screencap comic based upon ''Film/HarryPotter'', complete with [[http://darthsanddroids.net/wandsandwarts/episodes/0050.html example page]]. This in turn features an explanation that in ''that'' universe, the creators are working on a comic based upon ''Theatre/TheSoundOfMusic''. [[RecursiveReality This continues for several iterations]].

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** The comic takes it a step further (to the point of silliness) by explaining that, in the ''Darths and Droids'' universe, the comic creators exist but are creating a screencap comic based upon ''Film/HarryPotter'', complete with [[http://darthsanddroids.net/wandsandwarts/episodes/0050.html example page]]. This in turn features an explanation that in ''that'' universe, the creators are working on a comic based upon ''Theatre/TheSoundOfMusic''. [[RecursiveReality This continues for several iterations]].Every 50 comics, they add another layer]]. At the time of writing, they are up to the [[http://darthsanddroids.net/drivers/0050.html 30th layer of recursion]].
14th Dec '16 11:57:23 PM Mr.Bubbles
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* ''Blog/ThePredespairKids,'' a Franchise/{{Danganronpa}} CharacterBlog, has advanced machines and artificial intelligence, such as [[RobotGirl Chiaki]], it's mentioned in passing that 109 genetic diseases have been eradicated, and there's also the reveal of [[spoiler: the first successful human clone]]. However, they've also brought up real-world events, such as Brexit and the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

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* ''Blog/ThePredespairKids,'' a Franchise/{{Danganronpa}} CharacterBlog, has advanced machines and artificial intelligence, such as intelligences like [[RobotGirl Chiaki]], it's mentioned in passing that 109 genetic diseases have been eradicated, the existence of genuine forms of magic, and there's also the reveal TheReveal of [[spoiler: the first successful human clone]]. However, they've also brought up real-world events, such as Brexit and the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
14th Dec '16 11:53:35 PM Mr.Bubbles
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* ''Blog/ThePredespairKids,'' a Franchise/{{Danganronpa}} CharacterBlog, has advanced machines and artificial intelligence, such as [[RobotGirl Chiaki]], it's mentioned in passing that 109 genetic diseases have been eradicated, and there's also the reveal of [[spoiler: the first successful human clone]]. However, they've also brought up real-world events, such as Brexit and the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
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9th Dec '16 10:07:48 AM HighCrate
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* The setting of any given {{Super Robot|Genre}} is Like Reality Except That One Phlebotinum:
** ''Anime/MazingerZ''
** ''Anime/GaoGaiGar''
** ''Lightnovel/FullMetalPanic''.



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* A fundamental assumption of "dragged into another dimension" type [[SelfInsertFic Self Insert Fics]][[labelnote:*]]and fics that follow the same format using an original character explicitly or supposedly ''not'' based on the author[[/labelnote]] is that the Insert originally comes from a world that follows this trope. "Noted" in these cases is ''generally'' limited only to whatever interdimensional dynamics are needed for the story to work at all.
** As a {{deconstruction}} of Self Inserts, ''Fanfic/SleepingWithTheGirls'' heavily emphasizes this aspect of the protagonist's home dimension, leading to things like MadeOfPlasticine and discussions of, essentially, the SlidingScaleOfRealisticVersusFantastic.
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** It becomes even weirder when you know that almost everything was filmed at recognizable Tulsa, OK landmarks, and the Channel 8 studio was later used in real life by the station that helped the production crew build it.
23rd Nov '16 8:04:41 PM nombretomado
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* ''Franchise/AssassinsCreed'' as a whole is historical fiction with some science-fiction elements, mainly that there was a [[Main/ThePrecursors First Civilization]] which engineered humanity and, in the wake of their extinction, the Assassins and Templars emerged and have been at war ever since. That said, the general history of this world is virtually identical to the real-world with a few exceptions, such as the assassination targets in the first game--most of whom are real historical figures--dying in 1191 instead of when they actually did. Internally, this is reasoned by the Templars meddling with historical records to hide their actions (and the Assassins probably did the same) and by using a FramingDevice: you don't actually see history ''exactly'' as it happened for the most part, you're seeing the memories of an ancestor rendered as a computer simulation, which could mean some level of UnreliableNarrator is in effect. That said, outside of the assassinations, there are only a few major discrepancies such as the Boston Tea Party in [[AssassinsCreedIII the third game]] being a massive riot rather than being conducted in complete silence. As the series progresses, more and more historical characters really ''do'' die when they did in real-life, just under different circumstances (from ''Assassin's Creed III'' again, [[spoiler: Charles Lee is killed by player character Connor Kenway in Monmouth at the very end rather than dying of a fever in Philadelphia]], which can still be attributed to the altered historical records established by the FramingDevice). [[LampshadeHanging Most of the inaccuracies are]] [[SelfDeprecation addressed by the in-game encyclopedia]].

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* ''Franchise/AssassinsCreed'' as a whole is historical fiction with some science-fiction elements, mainly that there was a [[Main/ThePrecursors First Civilization]] which engineered humanity and, in the wake of their extinction, the Assassins and Templars emerged and have been at war ever since. That said, the general history of this world is virtually identical to the real-world with a few exceptions, such as the assassination targets in the first game--most of whom are real historical figures--dying in 1191 instead of when they actually did. Internally, this is reasoned by the Templars meddling with historical records to hide their actions (and the Assassins probably did the same) and by using a FramingDevice: you don't actually see history ''exactly'' as it happened for the most part, you're seeing the memories of an ancestor rendered as a computer simulation, which could mean some level of UnreliableNarrator is in effect. That said, outside of the assassinations, there are only a few major discrepancies such as the Boston Tea Party in [[AssassinsCreedIII [[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIII the third game]] being a massive riot rather than being conducted in complete silence. As the series progresses, more and more historical characters really ''do'' die when they did in real-life, just under different circumstances (from ''Assassin's Creed III'' again, [[spoiler: Charles Lee is killed by player character Connor Kenway in Monmouth at the very end rather than dying of a fever in Philadelphia]], which can still be attributed to the altered historical records established by the FramingDevice). [[LampshadeHanging Most of the inaccuracies are]] [[SelfDeprecation addressed by the in-game encyclopedia]].
16th Sep '16 2:59:59 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* In its first episode, ''Anime/CodeGeass'' claims that [[TheEmpire Brittania]] invaded Japan in order to get access to its vast natural resources. Some viewers called foul on this, since in the real world Japan is a fairly resource-poor nation. It takes several episodes before viewers discover that 1) the world of ''Code Geass'' is an alternate history set in our equivalent of 1962, rather than a future version of our own Earth, and 2) the resource Brittania wants from Japan is "sakuradite," a fictional mineral that can be used as an isothermic superconductor or energy source rivaling nuclear power, and [[PhilosophersStone its discovery in the middle ages]] caused technology to develop along a very different path.
** Also, [[spoiler: later episodes reveal that the whole "invading for resources" thing was a bunch of bull. The real reason Brittania invaded was that the emperor wanted access to the witch's temple on one of Japan's smaller islands so he could complete the Ragnarok Connection]].
* The setting of any given {{Super Robot|Genre}} is Like Reality Except That One Phlebotinum, from ''Anime/MazingerZ'' to ''Anime/GaoGaiGar'' to ''Lightnovel/FullMetalPanic''. The few settings that aren't that tend to be some sort of adventure or journey (''Combat Mecha Xabungle'', the first half of ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann''). {{Real Robot|Genre}}s, on the other hand, tend to be set [[AC:IN SPACE]].
** [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann TTGL]] is hinted to be in the near future. The near ''evolutionary'' future. When the map of the world is seen very briefly in one episode, it looks like a future map of the world where the continents have shifted a bit.

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* In its first episode, ''Anime/CodeGeass'' claims that [[TheEmpire Brittania]] invaded Japan in order to get access to its vast natural resources. Some viewers called foul on this, since in the real world Japan is a fairly resource-poor nation. It takes several episodes before viewers discover that 1) the world of ''Code Geass'' is an alternate history set in our equivalent of 1962, rather than a future version of our own Earth, and 2) the resource Brittania wants from Japan is "sakuradite," a fictional mineral that can be used as an isothermic superconductor or energy source rivaling nuclear power, and [[PhilosophersStone its discovery in the middle ages]] caused technology to develop along a very different path.
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path. Also, [[spoiler: later episodes reveal that the whole "invading for resources" thing was a bunch of bull. The real reason Brittania invaded was that the emperor wanted access to the witch's temple on one of Japan's smaller islands so he could complete the Ragnarok Connection]].
* The setting of any given {{Super Robot|Genre}} is Like Reality Except That One Phlebotinum, from ''Anime/MazingerZ'' to ''Anime/GaoGaiGar'' to Phlebotinum:
** ''Anime/MazingerZ''
** ''Anime/GaoGaiGar''
**
''Lightnovel/FullMetalPanic''. The few settings that aren't that tend to be some sort of adventure or journey (''Combat Mecha Xabungle'', the first half of ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann''). {{Real Robot|Genre}}s, on the other hand, tend to be set [[AC:IN SPACE]].
** [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann TTGL]] is hinted to be in the near future. The near ''evolutionary'' future. When the map of the world is seen very briefly in one episode, it looks like a future map of the world where the continents have shifted a bit.



* Most comic book settings are like this, just with an incredibly extensive "noted" category. Superpowers, magic, alternate pantheons, the confirmed existence of the soul, contact with multiple alien races, and yet [[InSpiteOfANail everything else is the same as our world]]. ''ComicBook/ExMachina'' played with this to great effect in its first issue: the series is centered on the only superhero in the world, who retired to become Mayor of NYC. Everything looks identical to our world until the WhamShot at the end of Issue #1 which shows [[spoiler:one of the Twin Towers still standing, with said superhero lamenting on not being able to save both]].

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* Most comic book settings are like this, just with an incredibly extensive "noted" category. Superpowers, magic, alternate pantheons, the confirmed existence of the soul, contact with multiple alien races, and yet [[InSpiteOfANail everything else is the same as our world]]. ''ComicBook/ExMachina'' played with this to great effect in its first issue: the series is centered on the only superhero in the world, who retired to become Mayor mayor of NYC. Everything looks identical to our world until the WhamShot at the end of Issue issue #1 which shows [[spoiler:one of the Twin Towers still standing, with said the superhero lamenting on not being able to save both]].
24th Aug '16 12:00:27 AM Tyrathius
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* ''Series/TheWalkingDead'': It's not entirely clear just by watching the show (or reading the comics) but WordOfGod is ''The Walking Dead'' is set in an alternate universe where [[Film/LivingDeadSeries George Romero's works]] never existed, and so the idea of zombies never entered mainstream culture, justifying the characters' initial GenreBlindness. That aside, the world seems to be more or less identical to our own before the apocalypse started.
18th Aug '16 2:50:27 PM Emperor_Oshron
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* ''Franchise/AssassinsCreed'' as a whole is historical fiction with some science-fiction elements, mainly that there was a [[Main/ThePrecursors First Civilization]] which engineered humanity and, in the wake of their extinction, the Assassins and Templars emerged and have been at war ever since. That said, the general history of this world is virtually identical to the real-world with a few exceptions, such as the assassination targets in the first game--most of whom are real historical figures--dying in 1191 instead of when they actually did. Internally, this is reasoned by the Templars meddling with historical records to hide their actions (and the Assassins probably did the same) and by using a FramingDevice: you don't actually see history ''exactly'' as it happened for the most part, you're seeing the memories of an ancestor rendered as a computer simulation, which could mean some level of UnreliableNarrator is in effect. That said, outside of the assassinations, there are only a few major discrepancies such as the Boston Tea Party in [[AssassinsCreedIII the third game]] being a massive riot rather than being conducted in complete silence. As the series progresses, more and more historical characters really ''do'' die when they did in real-life, just under different circumstances (from ''Assassin's Creed III'' again, [[spoiler: Charles Lee is killed by player character Connor Kenway in Monmouth at the very end rather than dying of a fever in Philadelphia]], which can still be attributed to the altered historical records established by the FramingDevice). [[LampshadeHanging Most of the inaccuracies are]] [[SelfDeprecation addressed by the in-game encyclopedia]].
7th Aug '16 3:59:01 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''Franchise/StarWars'' and ''Film/FullMetalJacket'' are remembered 500 years in the future, and it seems most things stayed the same without {{Creator/Bungie}}'s existence (or at least ''VideoGame/{{Marathon}}'' and ''Halo'') in the ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' universe.

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* ''Franchise/StarWars'' In the ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' universe, ''Franchise/StarWars'', ''Film/FullMetalJacket'', and ''Film/FullMetalJacket'' ''Film/KingKong'' are remembered 500 years in the future, and it seems most things that human history between 100,000 BCE and 2000 AD largely stayed the same without {{Creator/Bungie}}'s existence (or at least same, except that {{Creator/Bungie}} apparently never made games (so no ''VideoGame/{{Marathon}}'' and ''Halo'') in the ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' universe.or ''Halo'' itself).
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