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30th May '16 9:48:24 AM ElectricBoogaloo
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* While the setting of ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'' might at first seem like it's just the world as we know it but set [[AfterTheEnd after a nuclear appocalypse]] [[YearX in the near unspecified future]], as the series goes on it shows some curious divergences from our own world. Apart from the broken down skyscrapers and cities in the deserted background (and intact ones in flashbacks), there are not a lot of signs that regular urban life as we know it ever existed, almost all people who aren't superpowered martial artists or AlwaysChaoticEvil thugs with mohawks and outfits straight out of ''Film/MadMax'' wear clothing and behave like medieval peasants, weapons more advanced than swords or bows are incredibly rare to come by, sane for any mode of transportation that isn't bikes/dune buggies/horses, there are no recognizable landmarks or indications that the territories seen used to be any real world city/region, the nuclear devastation and radiation sickness mechanics don't match anything resembling our own, and last but not least no traces of pre-war governmental rule is seen, with martial arts and the constellations being the major forces turning the gears of the world.

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* While the setting of ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'' might at first seem like it's just the world as we know it but set [[AfterTheEnd after a nuclear appocalypse]] [[YearX in the near unspecified future]], as the series goes on it shows some curious divergences from our own world. Apart from the broken down skyscrapers and cities in the deserted background (and intact ones in flashbacks), there are not a lot of signs that regular urban life as we know it ever existed, almost all people who aren't superpowered martial artists or AlwaysChaoticEvil thugs with mohawks and outfits straight out of ''Film/MadMax'' wear clothing dress and behave like medieval peasants, weapons more advanced than swords or bows are incredibly rare to come by, sane same for any mode of transportation that isn't bikes/dune buggies/horses, there are no recognizable landmarks or indications that the territories seen used to be any real world city/region, the nuclear devastation and radiation sickness mechanics don't match anything resembling our own, and last but not least no traces of pre-war governmental rule is seen, with martial arts and the constellations being the major forces turning the gears of the world.
26th May '16 10:55:16 PM PaulA
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* ''ComicBook/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'' takes place in a world whose history is based on the fiction of our reality, even in ancient times. For example, UsefulNotes/TheTrojanWar is not only historical fact, but Britain was also settled by survivors of the Trojan War. The history of this Earth also includes such things as [[CthulhuMythos Cthulhu and the other Elder Gods]] fighting a celestial war with the divine beings of the Christian theology at some point in prehistory, the [[ConanTheBarbarian Hyperborian Age]] occured just before conventional history begins, and instead of Elizabeth II ruling England, Henry the Eighth had a half [[TheFairFolk faerie daughter named Glorianna]].

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* ''ComicBook/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'' takes place in a world whose history is based on the fiction of our reality, even in ancient times. For example, UsefulNotes/TheTrojanWar is not only historical fact, but Britain was also settled by survivors of the Trojan War. The history of this Earth also includes such things as [[CthulhuMythos Cthulhu and the other Elder Gods]] fighting a celestial war with the divine beings of the Christian theology at some point in prehistory, the [[ConanTheBarbarian Hyperborian Age]] occured just before conventional history begins, and instead of Elizabeth II I ruling England, Henry the Eighth had a half [[TheFairFolk faerie daughter named Glorianna]].



* ''The Case Of The Toxic Spell Dump'' by Creator/HarryTurtledove takes place in a universe much like ours, except [[MagiTek all the science and technology has been replaced with magic]]; somehow, this hasn't kept the CIA from employing spooks (only now they're real ghosts), and even crosswalks and hermetic seals retain their names despite their origins differing wildly from our world.
** Another work by Creator/HarryTurtledove, ''A World of Difference'', is based on the idea of Mars being replaced by a habitable Earth sized-planet. Earth is however almost identical to our timeline, despite the fact that "Minerva" is the brightest object in the night sky, which you would think would have an effect on mythology and astronomy. The only noticeable difference is quite late - the assassination of Mikhail Gorbachev meant TheGreatPoliticsMessUp was avoided and a US-Soviet confrontation and war scare over Lebanon leads to both sides sending separate manned missions to Minerva in 1990.

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* ''The Case Of The Toxic Spell Dump'' by Creator/HarryTurtledove Creator/HarryTurtledove:
** ''Literature/TheCaseOfTheToxicSpellDump''
takes place in a universe much like ours, except [[MagiTek all the science and technology has been replaced with magic]]; somehow, this hasn't kept the CIA from employing spooks (only now they're real ghosts), and even crosswalks and hermetic seals retain their names despite their origins differing wildly from our world.
** Another work by Creator/HarryTurtledove, ''A World of Difference'', Difference'' is based on the idea of Mars being replaced by a habitable Earth sized-planet. Earth is however almost identical to our timeline, despite the fact that "Minerva" is the brightest object in the night sky, which you would think would have an effect on mythology and astronomy. The only noticeable difference is quite late - the assassination of Mikhail Gorbachev meant TheGreatPoliticsMessUp was avoided and a US-Soviet confrontation and war scare over Lebanon leads to both sides sending separate manned missions to Minerva in 1990.
20th May '16 7:48:50 PM thatother1dude
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* ''Anime/CodeGeass'' is like this. While there's a whole alternate history worked out, the show's mythology relies on things like a [[NoConservationOfEnergy free-energy]] supplying mineral called [[AppliedPhlebotinum Sakuradite]] (that powers [[HumongousMecha giant robots]]) and a society of [[{{Immortality}} immortals]] who give out [[PsychicPowers mental superpowers]] to people and then pass on their immortality to them, so clearly there's something different going on that isn't just caused by the differing historical events. It could be that whatever is going on is what ''caused'' history to be different in the first place. And on top of that, the most common mental superpowers involve some form of memory alteration, so that alternate history is ''[[UnreliableExpositor itself unreliable]]''.

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* ''Anime/CodeGeass'' is like this. While there's a whole alternate history worked out, out for ''Anime/CodeGeass'', the show's mythology relies on things like a [[NoConservationOfEnergy free-energy]] supplying mineral called [[AppliedPhlebotinum Sakuradite]] (that powers [[HumongousMecha giant robots]]) and a society of [[{{Immortality}} immortals]] who give out [[PsychicPowers mental superpowers]] to people and then pass on their immortality to them, so clearly there's something different going on that isn't just caused by the differing historical events. It could be that whatever is going on is what ''caused'' history to be different in the first place. And on top of that, the most common mental superpowers involve some form of memory alteration, so that alternate history is ''[[UnreliableExpositor itself unreliable]]''.
18th Feb '16 12:36:31 PM molokai198
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* ''Fanfic/{{Pokedex}}' works like this, with a timeline similar to our world and many [[HistoricalDomainCharacter Historical Domain Characters]], despite how Pokemon exist in this world.

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* ''Fanfic/{{Pokedex}}' ''Fanfic/{{Pokedex}}'' works like this, with a timeline similar to our world and many [[HistoricalDomainCharacter Historical Domain Characters]], despite how Pokemon exist in this world.
18th Feb '16 12:34:48 PM molokai198
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* ''Fanfic/{{Pokedex}}]' works like this, with a timeline similar to our world and many [[HistoricalDomainCharacter Historical Domain Characters]], despite how Pokemon exist in this world.

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* ''Fanfic/{{Pokedex}}]' ''Fanfic/{{Pokedex}}' works like this, with a timeline similar to our world and many [[HistoricalDomainCharacter Historical Domain Characters]], despite how Pokemon exist in this world.
18th Feb '16 12:34:28 PM molokai198
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* ''Fanfic/Pokedex'' works like this, with a timeline similar to our world and many [[HistoricalDomainCharacter Historical Domain Characters]], despite how Pokemon exist in this world.

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* ''Fanfic/Pokedex'' ''Fanfic/{{Pokedex}}]' works like this, with a timeline similar to our world and many [[HistoricalDomainCharacter Historical Domain Characters]], despite how Pokemon exist in this world.
18th Feb '16 12:34:08 PM molokai198
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* ''Fanfic/Pokedex'' works like this, with a timeline similar to our world and many [[HistoricalDomainCharacter Historical Domain Characters]], despite how Pokemon exist in this world.
30th Jan '16 11:31:52 AM Morgenthaler
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* Several worlds in the ''[[InfiniteWorlds GURPS Infinite Worlds]]'' setting, most bizarrely the United States of Lizardia (its history is just the same as ours, ''except the people are intelligent dinosaurs''). Parachronic researchers usually claim these worlds were created in [[CosmicRetcon reality quakes]], but they can't always ''prove'' it.

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* Several worlds in the ''[[InfiniteWorlds ''[[TabletopGame/InfiniteWorlds GURPS Infinite Worlds]]'' setting, most bizarrely the United States of Lizardia (its history is just the same as ours, ''except the people are intelligent dinosaurs''). Parachronic researchers usually claim these worlds were created in [[CosmicRetcon reality quakes]], but they can't always ''prove'' it.



* Strangereal in the ''AceCombat'' series is an alternate version of our Earth with virtually identical nature and humans and a roughly PresentDay tech level, but the continents are completely different (their shape often hints at an amusingly warped and twisted version of our real landmasses). The countries and nations are completely fictional as well, but are all thinly-veiled {{Fantasy Counterpart Culture}}s.

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* Strangereal in the ''AceCombat'' ''VideoGame/AceCombat'' series is an alternate version of our Earth with virtually identical nature and humans and a roughly PresentDay tech level, but the continents are completely different (their shape often hints at an amusingly warped and twisted version of our real landmasses). The countries and nations are completely fictional as well, but are all thinly-veiled {{Fantasy Counterpart Culture}}s.
30th Jan '16 10:51:49 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''CastleFalkenstein'' is set in an alternate Victorian Era with faeries and dragons.

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* ''CastleFalkenstein'' ''TabletopGame/CastleFalkenstein'' is set in an alternate Victorian Era with faeries and dragons.
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