History Main / MisplacedWildlife

1st Dec '16 5:07:36 PM Kadorhal
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* Kyrat from ''VideoGame/FarCry4'' is a lesser offender, with its location a bit more explicit (based on Nepal and set somewhere in the Himalayas) and almost all of its wildlife is indeed native to that area. There are a few mistakes, however: the "demon fish", for instance, based on goliath tigerfish that are native to Africa (and thus would have fit right in to ''VideoGame/FarCry2'' if that game had any predatory wildlife). Mayalan tapirs, likewise, exist closer to Southeast Asia - interestingly, there was exactly one of them in ''Far Cry 3'' as a rare animal. Then there's the mugger crocodiles, which actually are native around that area, but are almost exclusive to lower altitudes than you'll usually find them in the game.

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* Kyrat from ''VideoGame/FarCry4'' is a lesser offender, with its location a bit more explicit (based on Nepal and set somewhere in the Himalayas) and almost all of its wildlife is indeed native to that area. There are a few mistakes, however: the "demon fish", for instance, is based on goliath tigerfish that are native to Africa (and thus would have fit right in to ''VideoGame/FarCry2'' if that game had any predatory wildlife). Mayalan tapirs, likewise, exist closer to Southeast Asia - interestingly, there was exactly one of them in ''Far Cry 3'' as a rare animal. Then there's the mugger crocodiles, which actually are native around that area, but are almost exclusive to lower altitudes than you'll usually find them in the game.



-->'''Belkar''': I once fought 1d10 dire camels in a swamp. No joke.

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-->'''Belkar''': I once fought 1d10 1d3 dire camels in a swamp. No joke.
1st Dec '16 4:52:32 PM Kadorhal
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* The Rook Islands' location in ''VideoGame/FarCry3'' are left vague (it's said to be somewhere in borders of the Indian and Pacific oceans), but the animals on the islands are obviously not supposed to live together (i.e. tigers live in Asia, cassowaries live in Australia and New Guinea).
** {{Justified|Trope}} by the pirates, who use the islands as staging areas for their trade in exotic animals. The animals aren't all native to the islands; they were brought there and escaped.

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* The Rook Islands' location in ''VideoGame/FarCry3'' are left vague (it's said to be somewhere in borders of the Indian and Pacific oceans), but the animals on the islands are obviously not supposed to live together (i.e. tigers live in Asia, cassowaries live in Australia and New Guinea).
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Guinea). {{Justified|Trope}} by the pirates, who use the islands as staging areas for their trade in exotic animals. The animals aren't all native to the islands; they were brought there and escaped.escaped.
* Kyrat from ''VideoGame/FarCry4'' is a lesser offender, with its location a bit more explicit (based on Nepal and set somewhere in the Himalayas) and almost all of its wildlife is indeed native to that area. There are a few mistakes, however: the "demon fish", for instance, based on goliath tigerfish that are native to Africa (and thus would have fit right in to ''VideoGame/FarCry2'' if that game had any predatory wildlife). Mayalan tapirs, likewise, exist closer to Southeast Asia - interestingly, there was exactly one of them in ''Far Cry 3'' as a rare animal. Then there's the mugger crocodiles, which actually are native around that area, but are almost exclusive to lower altitudes than you'll usually find them in the game.



* The ''VideoGame/JediKnight'' series did this. Sand People appear on all sorts of planets, for...''[[EpilepticTrees some]]'' reason. Speaking of ''Franchise/StarWars'', ''Shadows of the Empire'' has you on Hoth, fighting wampas, and then on to a mountainous arid world...fighting wampas. Wampas which [[PaletteSwap were there long enough to evolve into brown fur]].

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* The ''VideoGame/JediKnight'' series did this. Sand People appear on all sorts of planets, for...''[[EpilepticTrees some]]'' reason. Speaking of ''Franchise/StarWars'', ''Shadows of the Empire'' ''Literature/ShadowsOfTheEmpire'' has you on Hoth, fighting wampas, and then on to a the mountainous arid world...world of Gall... fighting wampas. Wampas which [[PaletteSwap were there long enough to evolve into to have brown fur]].
6th Nov '16 6:06:23 AM Spinosegnosaurus77
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The bane of naturalists, just as AnachronismStew is the bane of historians. This trope can manifest several different ways.

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The This trope is the bane of naturalists, just as AnachronismStew is the bane of historians. This trope It can manifest several different ways.
6th Nov '16 5:17:25 AM Leik
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27th Oct '16 5:35:04 PM BrokenEye
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* Commented upon in [[Creator/EdgarAllanPoe Edgar Allan Poe's]] ''Literature/TheNarrativeOfArthurGordonPymOfNantucket''. Pym and company are ''very'' surprised to discover that MysteriousAntarctica has a thriving population of Galapagos tortoises, and [[HowIsThatEvenPossible list several reasons why this shouldn't be possible]].

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* Commented upon in [[Creator/EdgarAllanPoe Edgar Allan Poe's]] ''Literature/TheNarrativeOfArthurGordonPymOfNantucket''. Pym and company are ''very'' surprised to discover that MysteriousAntarctica has a thriving population of Galapagos tortoises, and [[HowIsThatEvenPossible list several reasons why this shouldn't be possible]]. Ducks are also mentioned.
27th Oct '16 5:33:23 PM BrokenEye
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** There's also a previously unknown species of bear that's apparently a close evolutionary relative of the polar bears living at the ''North'' Pole... somehow.
27th Oct '16 5:31:17 PM BrokenEye
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* Commented upon in [[Creator/EdgarAllanPoe Edgar Allan Poe's]] ''Literature/TheNarrativeOfArthurGordonPymOfNantucket''. Pym and company are ''very'' surprised to discover that MysteriousAntarctica has a thriving population of Galapagos tortoises, and [[HowIsThatEvenPossible list several reasons why this shouldn't be possible]].
19th Oct '16 4:04:28 PM Naram-Sin
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** Bizarrely [[ZigZaggedTrope Zig-Zagged]] when Juan returns from Spain with gifts from the New World, which include a jaguar for Lucrezia. This is indeed an American animal, but his audience is shocked to see it as if they had never witnessed something like it before, despite jaguars being nearly identical-looking to leopards, which were very familiar to upper class Europeans and commonly kept in menageries at the time. Then the awed Lucrezia asks if "beasts like this" live in Spain, and Juan cryptically answers "Not anymore." We never learn if he means American jaguars, wild big cats (which went extinct in Spain at the Pleistocene-Holocene transition and he would not have a way to know about it) or captive big cats (which were actually common in Spanish menageries during the 15th century).

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** Bizarrely [[ZigZaggedTrope Zig-Zagged]] when Juan returns from Spain with gifts from the New World, which include a jaguar for Lucrezia. This is indeed an American animal, but his audience is shocked to see it as if they had never witnessed something like it before, despite jaguars being nearly identical-looking to leopards, which were very familiar to upper class Europeans and commonly kept in menageries at the time. Then the awed Lucrezia asks if "beasts like this" live in Spain, and Juan cryptically answers "Not anymore." We never learn if he means American jaguars, jaguars (which if anything would be more common in Spain then than ever before), wild big cats in general (which went extinct in Spain at the Pleistocene-Holocene transition and transition, but he would not have a way to know about it) it, obviously) or captive big cats (which were actually common in Spanish menageries during the 15th century).
17th Oct '16 8:30:41 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* Part of Goku and Krillen's [[WaxOnWaxOff training]] in ''Manga/DragonBall'' involves swimming ten laps between the shore of a lake that for some reason has a shark in it.
3rd Oct '16 7:04:32 AM Naram-Sin
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** In the two-parter series premiere, set in 1493, Cesare brings a young pet Capuchin monkey to dinner. This species is native to the continental Americas, which had not been visited yet by Columbus.
** Bizarrely [[ZigZaggedTrope Zig-Zagged]] when Juan returns from Spain with gifts from the New World, which include a jaguar for Lucrezia. This is indeed an American animal, but his audience is shocked to see it as if they had never witnessed something like it before, despite jaguars being nearly identical-looking to leopards, which were very familiar to upper class Europeans and commonly kept in menageries at the time. Then the awed Lucrezia asks if "beasts like this" live in Spain, and Juan cryptically answers "Not anymore." We never learn if he means American jaguars, wild big cats (which went extinct in Spain at the Pleistocene-Holocene transition and he would not have a way to know about it) or captive big cats (which were actually common in Spanish menageries).

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** In the two-parter series premiere, set in 1493, Cesare brings a young pet Capuchin monkey to dinner. This species is native to the continental Americas, which had not been visited yet by Columbus.
Columbus yet.
** Bizarrely [[ZigZaggedTrope Zig-Zagged]] when Juan returns from Spain with gifts from the New World, which include a jaguar for Lucrezia. This is indeed an American animal, but his audience is shocked to see it as if they had never witnessed something like it before, despite jaguars being nearly identical-looking to leopards, which were very familiar to upper class Europeans and commonly kept in menageries at the time. Then the awed Lucrezia asks if "beasts like this" live in Spain, and Juan cryptically answers "Not anymore." We never learn if he means American jaguars, wild big cats (which went extinct in Spain at the Pleistocene-Holocene transition and he would not have a way to know about it) or captive big cats (which were actually common in Spanish menageries).menageries during the 15th century).
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