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20th Feb '17 1:22:04 AM jormis29
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* ''TabletopGame/EmpireOfThePetalThrone'', (1975) published by TSR. It's set in the world of Tekumel, created by M.A.R. Barker (see the entry in Literature).

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* ''TabletopGame/EmpireOfThePetalThrone'', (1975) published by TSR.Creator/{{TSR}}. It's set in the world of Tekumel, created by M.A.R. Barker (see the entry in Literature).



** The ''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.

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** The ''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 Creator/{{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.
9th Feb '17 8:18:47 PM 64SuperNintendo
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* ''Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove'' is pretty definitively set in the Incan Empire, although the word "Inca" is never said, and Kuzco's themesong guy refers to them as "Mesoamerican", which the Incans really weren't. Still, the mountain-and-jungle setting, the farming of llamas and alpacas, and the overall art style are all specifically Incan, as is Kuzco's name; Cusco (or Cuzco) was the Incan capital (and is still a provincial capital in Peru today).

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* ''Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove'' is pretty definitively set in the Incan Empire, although the word "Inca" is never said, and Kuzco's themesong theme song guy refers to them as "Mesoamerican", which the Incans really weren't. Still, the mountain-and-jungle setting, the farming of llamas and alpacas, and the overall art style are all specifically Incan, as is Kuzco's name; Cusco (or Cuzco) was the Incan capital (and is still a provincial capital in Peru today).
25th Jan '17 9:52:59 AM Willbyr
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* [[{{Pokemon}} Game Freak]] loves America so much, they've dedicated at least one {{mon|s}} to each continent. The Kanto region gives us Zapdos, a thunderbird. Natives of Johto can get Natu, a quetzal, that evolves into Xatu, a totem pole. And in Unova, which ''is'' in the United States, you get Sigilyph, which looks like a living Nazca Line drawing.

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* [[{{Pokemon}} [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Game Freak]] loves America so much, they've dedicated at least one {{mon|s}} to each continent. The Kanto region gives us Zapdos, a thunderbird. Natives of Johto can get Natu, a quetzal, that evolves into Xatu, a totem pole. And in Unova, which ''is'' in the United States, you get Sigilyph, which looks like a living Nazca Line drawing.
8th Jan '17 6:25:22 PM nombretomado
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* ''LegendsOfTheHiddenTemple'' bases its entire design on this trope, most notably with Olmec, the giant stone head who served as the show's co-host.

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* ''LegendsOfTheHiddenTemple'' ''Series/LegendsOfTheHiddenTemple'' bases its entire design on this trope, most notably with Olmec, the giant stone head who served as the show's co-host.
15th Sep '16 4:38:52 PM RonnieR15
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* If they use a specific god, it'll most likely be Quetzalcoatl, the Plumed Serpent. Since they'll probably know [[SadlyMythtaken nothing beyond his name]], they'll likely show human sacrifice to him, although he was perhaps the only god in many pantheons who didn't ask for it.

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* If they use a specific god, it'll most likely be Quetzalcoatl, the [[FeatheredSerpent Plumed Serpent.Serpent]]. Since they'll probably know [[SadlyMythtaken nothing beyond his name]], they'll likely show human sacrifice to him, although he was perhaps the only god in many pantheons who didn't ask for it.
9th Sep '16 10:39:46 AM WoodyAlien3rd
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* ''VideoGame/MetalSlug'': the very first thing Marco and co. see in the series is a gigantic Olmec head in the background at the start of the first game's first level. ''Metal Slug 5'' features Aztec-like shamen and their temple full of traps.
8th Aug '16 10:18:02 AM Willbyr
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* A startling GeckoEnding to ''MajinTanteiNougamiNeuro'' has Yako investigating her father in Brazil, and meeting a tribe of {{Yakuza}} Aztecs.

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* A startling GeckoEnding to ''MajinTanteiNougamiNeuro'' ''Manga/MajinTanteiNougamiNeuro'' has Yako investigating her father in Brazil, and meeting a tribe of {{Yakuza}} Aztecs.



* ''Anime/RahXephon'' uses the Mayan Long Count calendar, but also the Aztec terms [[ArcWords ollin, ixtli, and yolteotl.]] In fact, knowing what those words mean in Aztec thought is essential [[MindScrewdriver for even understanding the story.]]
* The ancient Ord tribe whose semi-ruined temples ([[spoiler: well, ''entirely'' ruined temples by the time the BigBad has messed them up]]) are featured in ''Anime/ExplorerWomanRay'' seems to be pretty much along these lines. It's claimed they used to worship the Sun and their temples have hidden treasure which no-one was able to find; their true secret is much more interesting.

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* ''Anime/RahXephon'' uses the Mayan Long Count calendar, but also the Aztec terms [[ArcWords ollin, ixtli, and yolteotl.]] yolteotl]]. In fact, knowing what those words mean in Aztec thought is essential [[MindScrewdriver for even understanding the story.]]
story]].
* The ancient Ord tribe whose semi-ruined temples ([[spoiler: well, ([[spoiler:well, ''entirely'' ruined temples by the time the BigBad has messed them up]]) are featured in ''Anime/ExplorerWomanRay'' seems to be pretty much along these lines. It's claimed they used to worship the Sun and their temples have hidden treasure which no-one was able to find; their true secret is much more interesting.
23rd Jul '16 4:33:43 PM nombretomado
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** The classic CarlBarks' DonaldDuck story ''Lost In the Andes'' has Donald and the nephews discover a lost, vaguely Inca-ish civilization where everything is cube-shaped or full of right angles, even the people and the wildlife. The natives are friendly, but consider it a terrible crime to produce anything ''round.'' Naturally, the nephews have brought bubble gum. HilarityEnsues.

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** The classic CarlBarks' Creator/CarlBarks' DonaldDuck story ''Lost In the Andes'' has Donald and the nephews discover a lost, vaguely Inca-ish civilization where everything is cube-shaped or full of right angles, even the people and the wildlife. The natives are friendly, but consider it a terrible crime to produce anything ''round.'' Naturally, the nephews have brought bubble gum. HilarityEnsues.
13th Jul '16 12:20:13 PM DeltaDart
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* Likely due to the prevalence of the aforementioned god, a Mayincatec FantasyCounterpartCulture will often by populated by LizardFolk.
9th Jul '16 1:49:07 PM SantosLHalper
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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.]]

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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 an AxeCrazy 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 [[BeatStillMyHeart removal of the heart]]. [[OhCrap [[FromBadToWorse Oops.]]
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