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21st Apr '16 3:15:45 PM Naram-Sin
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* An episode of ''CriminalMindsBeyondBorders'' has a delusional Belizean SerialKiller that mixes Mayan and Aztec beliefs.

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* An The episode "Love Interrupted" of ''CriminalMindsBeyondBorders'' has a delusional Belizean SerialKiller that mixes Mayan and Aztec beliefs.beliefs.
* ''TheXFiles'' episode "Teso dos Bichos" deals with a mummy called "[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amaru_(mythology) amaru]]" that is found in the titular archaeological site (which is in [[CaliforniaDoubling Canada pretending to be Ecuador]], despite the name being [[LatinLand Portuguese]] for "Burial Mound of Critters") and then taken to a museum in Boston where the local archaeologists begin to be killed by a [[OurGhostsAreDifferent cat spirit]].
19th Apr '16 5:10:59 AM Naram-Sin
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* Mel Gibson's controversial ''Film/{{Apocalypto}}'' portrays the Maya as the TheEvilEmpire and a small village in the jungle as pure, innocent victims. There are obvious close parallels to ''Film/{{Braveheart}}''. He seemed to want to portray the Maya situation when part of the civilization collapsed and the cities had fallen into ruin and decadence. Except that he basically took every Aztec stereotype and gave them to the Maya. While they did practice human sacrifice and the period at the end of the classical era of the Maya was marked by increased warfare, neither are portrayed properly. It also has the priests offering the sacrifices to Kukulkan (Quetzalcoatl for the Aztecs), the one god in the pantheon [[SadlyMythtaken that abhorred]] HumanSacrifice.

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* Mel Gibson's controversial ''Film/{{Apocalypto}}'' portrays the urban Maya as the TheEvilEmpire and a small Mayan village in the jungle as pure, innocent victims. There are obvious close parallels to ''Film/{{Braveheart}}''. He seemed to want to portray the Maya situation when part of the civilization collapsed and the cities had fallen into ruin and decadence. Except that decadence, but he basically took every Aztec stereotype and gave them to the Maya. While they did practice human sacrifice and the period at the end of the classical era of the Maya was marked by increased warfare, neither are portrayed properly. It also has the priests offering the sacrifices to Kukulkan (Quetzalcoatl for the Aztecs), the one god in the Mesoamerican pantheon [[SadlyMythtaken that abhorred]] HumanSacrifice.



* During his time aboard the ISS, Larry in ''NUMB3RS'' makes himself a ''quipu'', a recording device used by Andean South American cultures (e.g. the Inca) consisting of threads of llama or alpaca hair encoded by knots in a base ten system. It was primarily used to record numerical data for tribute payments. Unfortunately, Larry, who appears to know much about them, claims they were used by Aztecs (that ''North'' America). Furthermore, he claims to have encoded his memories on them, even though right now it's only being speculated that the quipu were used for more than numerical data and no other meaning has been decyphered.

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* During his time aboard the ISS, Larry in ''NUMB3RS'' makes himself a ''quipu'', a recording device used by Andean South American cultures (e.g. the Inca) consisting of threads of llama or alpaca hair encoded by knots in a base ten system. It was primarily used to record numerical data for tribute payments. Unfortunately, Larry, who appears to know much about them, claims they were used by Aztecs (that (from ''North'' America). Furthermore, he claims to have encoded his memories on them, even though right now it's only being speculated that the quipu were used for more than numerical data and no other meaning has been decyphered.decyphered.
* An episode of ''CriminalMindsBeyondBorders'' has a delusional Belizean SerialKiller that mixes Mayan and Aztec beliefs.


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* The [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magdalena_Solis Hernández Brothers Sect]] in 1960s Mexico was a scam that took advantage of the ignorance of their iliterate victims to claim "tributes" in exchange for favors from mysterious "Inca gods in the mountains" (victims and scammers alike being unaware that the Incas lived in South America). It went off the rails when the brothers, in order to keep TheMasquerade when two victims were becoming wary, decided to bring in a psychopathic prostitute, Magdalena Solís, and present her as the incarnation of the "Inca goddess" they were prophets of. Solís rapidly seized absolute control and, [[HiddenDepths being actually versed in Aztec mythology]], presented herself as the goddess [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coatlicue Coatlicue]] and demanded human sacrifices by [[AndShowItToYou removal of the heart]]. [[OhCrap Oops.]]
19th Apr '16 3:37:10 AM erforce
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* The ''IndianaJonesAndTheFateOfAtlantis'' comic adaptation opens with Indy being offered as a sacrifice to (and turned down by) "the Aztec god of war, Tenochtitlan" (although it turns out to be AllJustADream). Tenochtitlan was actually the ''capital city'' of the most warlike group of the Aztec Empire, the Mexica; its site is the oldest part of Mexico City. The Mexica's patron deity and the god of war, was Huitzilopochtli.

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* The ''IndianaJonesAndTheFateOfAtlantis'' ''VideoGame/IndianaJonesAndTheFateOfAtlantis'' comic adaptation opens with Indy being offered as a sacrifice to (and turned down by) "the Aztec god of war, Tenochtitlan" (although it turns out to be AllJustADream). Tenochtitlan was actually the ''capital city'' of the most warlike group of the Aztec Empire, the Mexica; its site is the oldest part of Mexico City. The Mexica's patron deity and the god of war, was Huitzilopochtli.



* The [[TempleOfDoom Mystic Ruins]] and [[FloatingContinent Angel Island]] in the ''SonicTheHedgehog'' series. Some of the characters are even named after Central and South American locations. Sega paid a few developers around $250,000 ''each'' to go down to Mexico and base Mystic Ruin after the Mayan temples.
* ''Aztec'': an early videogame from the Apple II era. The IndianaJones-alike protagonist had to explore the Tomb of Quetzalcoatl in search of a jade idol, facing beasts, snakes, spiders, traps and fearsome blowgun-toting warriors rendered in all their 80's graphics glory.

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* The [[TempleOfDoom Mystic Ruins]] and [[FloatingContinent Angel Island]] in the ''SonicTheHedgehog'' ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' series. Some of the characters are even named after Central and South American locations. Sega paid a few developers around $250,000 ''each'' to go down to Mexico and base Mystic Ruin after the Mayan temples.
* ''Aztec'': an early videogame from the Apple II era. The IndianaJones-alike Franchise/IndianaJones-like protagonist had to explore the Tomb of Quetzalcoatl in search of a jade idol, facing beasts, snakes, spiders, traps and fearsome blowgun-toting warriors rendered in all their 80's graphics glory.
15th Apr '16 12:34:41 PM sorako
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* ''RokkaNoYuusha'' sets its anime in a fantasy world full of Mayincatec buildings and clothing (at least among the common people).

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* ''RokkaNoYuusha'' ''LightNovel/RokkaBravesOfTheSixFlowers'' sets its anime in a fantasy world full of Mayincatec buildings and clothing (at least among the common people).
15th Apr '16 12:29:50 PM sorako
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* ''LightNovel/RokkaNoYuusha'' sets its anime in a fantasy world full of Mayincatec buildings and clothing (at least among the common people).

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* ''LightNovel/RokkaNoYuusha'' ''RokkaNoYuusha'' sets its anime in a fantasy world full of Mayincatec buildings and clothing (at least among the common people).
13th Apr '16 8:00:23 PM ErikaX
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* Episode 3 of ''Anime/FlintTheTimeDetective" happens somehwere in a South America covered in gold and being invaded by conquistadores.
3rd Mar '16 12:33:38 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''RiseOfNations'' features the Mayans, Inca, and Aztec all separately, but the Aztecs do get the "Power of Sacrifice" as their starting power.
* ''RiseOfLegends'' has the Cuotl, a race of jungle dwelling natives led by [[AncientAstronauts alien gods]], who use animate stone jaguars and snakes as combat units.

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* ''RiseOfNations'' ''VideoGame/RiseOfNations'' features the Mayans, Inca, and Aztec all separately, but the Aztecs do get the "Power of Sacrifice" as their starting power.
* ''RiseOfLegends'' ''VideoGame/RiseOfLegends'' has the Cuotl, a race of jungle dwelling natives led by [[AncientAstronauts alien gods]], who use animate stone jaguars and snakes as combat units.



* ''[[BanjoKazooie Banjo-Tooie]]'' has Mayahem Temple, where sports like archery and kickball are practiced. In RealLife, while Mayans played Mesoamerican ballgames, they never practiced target shooting (and especially didn't worship a target shooting god).

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* ''[[BanjoKazooie Banjo-Tooie]]'' ''VideoGame/BanjoTooie'' has Mayahem Temple, where sports like archery and kickball are practiced. In RealLife, while Mayans played Mesoamerican ballgames, they never practiced target shooting (and especially didn't worship a target shooting god).



* ''[[EmpireEarth Empire Earth 2]]'' featured a campaign about the Aztecs actually beating Cortes and eventually establishing a nation parallel to the United States.

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* ''[[EmpireEarth Empire Earth 2]]'' ''VideoGame/EmpireEarth 2'' featured a campaign about the Aztecs actually beating Cortes and eventually establishing a nation parallel to the United States.



* K. Rool's new outfit in ''[[MarioSuperstarBaseball Mario Super Sluggers]]'' has a marked pre-Columbian influence.

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* K. Rool's new outfit in ''[[MarioSuperstarBaseball ''[[VideoGame/MarioSuperstarBaseball Mario Super Sluggers]]'' has a marked pre-Columbian influence.



* ''TaiyouNoShindenAstekaII'' [[note]]a.k.a. ''Tombs and Treasure''[[/note]] is a first-person graphical adventure game that has the ruins of Mayan city Chichén Itzá as a setting.

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* ''TaiyouNoShindenAstekaII'' ''VideoGame/TaiyouNoShindenAstekaII'' [[note]]a.k.a. ''Tombs and Treasure''[[/note]] is a first-person graphical adventure game that has the ruins of Mayan city Chichén Itzá as a setting.



* ''[[SoldierOfFortune Soldier Of Fortune II]]'' has a level in Colombia that has Mayan temple ruins, which is [[ArtisticLicenseGeography a gross failure in geography]].
* In ''[[TonyHawkProSkater Tony Hawk's Underground 2]]'', one of the sections of the Pro Skater level has an ancient temple with native [=NPCs=] holding spears and wearing headdresses.

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* ''[[SoldierOfFortune ''[[VideoGame/SoldierOfFortune Soldier Of Fortune II]]'' has a level in Colombia that has Mayan temple ruins, which is [[ArtisticLicenseGeography a gross failure in geography]].
* In ''[[TonyHawkProSkater ''[[VideoGame/TonyHawkProSkater Tony Hawk's Underground 2]]'', one of the sections of the Pro Skater level has an ancient temple with native [=NPCs=] holding spears and wearing headdresses.



* One of the new characters to be featured in ''MortalKombatX'' is Kotal Kahn, who looks like a straight example of this trope at first glance, but he is an overall faithful representation of [[Myth/AztecMythology Huitzilopochtli]], and his name bears resemblance to Quetzal'''coatl'''.

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* One of the new characters to be featured in ''MortalKombatX'' ''VideoGame/MortalKombatX'' is Kotal Kahn, who looks like a straight example of this trope at first glance, but he is an overall faithful representation of [[Myth/AztecMythology Huitzilopochtli]], and his name bears resemblance to Quetzal'''coatl'''.
30th Jan '16 10:51:26 AM Morgenthaler
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* The blood mages from ''CastleFalkenstein''

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* The blood mages from ''CastleFalkenstein''''TabletopGame/CastleFalkenstein''



* Several Aztec gods are featured in the ''{{Rifts}}'' sourcebook: "Pantheons of the Megaverse". "World Book 9: South America Two" features the Empire of the Sun, a Magic- ''and'' Technology-using state ruled by the actual Incan gods. In addition, they also have several Nazca influences, not due to poor research, but rather an alliance and assimilation with the ancient Nazca Line Makers and their descendants.

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* Several Aztec gods are featured in the ''{{Rifts}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Rifts}}'' sourcebook: "Pantheons of the Megaverse". "World Book 9: South America Two" features the Empire of the Sun, a Magic- ''and'' Technology-using state ruled by the actual Incan gods. In addition, they also have several Nazca influences, not due to poor research, but rather an alliance and assimilation with the ancient Nazca Line Makers and their descendants.



** The ''ForgottenRealms'' campaign setting features[[note]]Well, feature''d'' after the Spellplague, Maztica being switched with the counterpart on an alternate dimension[[/note]] the continent of Maztica, far to the west across the ocean from Faerun, with a dominant culture, the Nexalans, based closely on the Aztecs. It was subject to invasion by the Amnians and their admiral Cordell and became the site of a burgeoning Faerunian colony. Based [[FantasyCounterpartCulture so closely]] on the Aztecs, in fact, that it might technically not count as [=Mayincatec=]: rather than generic ancient South American culture, the Nexalans ''are'' [[ShownTheirWork Aztecs]]. With a quick word-find-and-replace for proper nouns, and a light sprinkling of taking the mythology at face value (this was TSR policy at the time, though Maztica was one of the most severe offenders). Additionally, the sourcebook ''Serpent Kingdoms'', describing the society and history of the yuan-ti (a race of evil snake people) gives them some distinctly Mesoamerican-inspired architecture and culture.

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** The ''ForgottenRealms'' ''TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms'' campaign setting features[[note]]Well, feature''d'' after the Spellplague, Maztica being switched with the counterpart on an alternate dimension[[/note]] the continent of Maztica, far to the west across the ocean from Faerun, with a dominant culture, the Nexalans, based closely on the Aztecs. It was subject to invasion by the Amnians and their admiral Cordell and became the site of a burgeoning Faerunian colony. Based [[FantasyCounterpartCulture so closely]] on the Aztecs, in fact, that it might technically not count as [=Mayincatec=]: rather than generic ancient South American culture, the Nexalans ''are'' [[ShownTheirWork Aztecs]]. With a quick word-find-and-replace for proper nouns, and a light sprinkling of taking the mythology at face value (this was TSR policy at the time, though Maztica was one of the most severe offenders). Additionally, the sourcebook ''Serpent Kingdoms'', describing the society and history of the yuan-ti (a race of evil snake people) gives them some distinctly Mesoamerican-inspired architecture and culture.
22nd Jan '16 8:42:00 PM jormis29
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* ''{{Spelunky}}'' has every Mayincatec trope in the book. Human sacrifice, priests with feather headdresses worshiping evil gods, [[TempleOfDoom underground trap-filled stone temples]], and even a gold city. Oh, and throw in an Olmec head for good measure.

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* ''{{Spelunky}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Spelunky}}'' has every Mayincatec trope in the book. Human sacrifice, priests with feather headdresses worshiping evil gods, [[TempleOfDoom underground trap-filled stone temples]], and even a gold city. Oh, and throw in an Olmec head for good measure.
22nd Jan '16 6:10:29 PM nombretomado
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* On ''{{QI}}'', the resident idiot Alan Davies makes this mistake. StephenFry [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zpU4mOCLdkw calls him on it.]]

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* On ''{{QI}}'', ''Series/{{QI}}'', the resident idiot Alan Davies makes this mistake. StephenFry Creator/StephenFry [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zpU4mOCLdkw calls him on it.]]
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