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19th Jun '16 5:12:57 AM __Vano
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* Some guitarists still prefer tube amplifiers over transistor amplifiers because of the warmer and more organic output of the tube amp.

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* Some guitarists still prefer tube amplifiers over transistor amplifiers because of the (supposedly) warmer and more organic output of the tube amp.
2nd Jun '16 2:34:59 AM Hylarn
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22nd May '16 2:40:16 AM Rlaein
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Partially TruthInTelevision: the idea that ancient knowledge is superior to modern knowledge exists in the real world, but it doesn't always work out that way. [[http://www.badmartialarts.com/myths/ancient_knowledge.php Bad Martial Arts]] has a page debunking this idea. It is also inferred in many pseudosciences like astrology and some alternative medicines: that these ancient knowledges and traditions have been around for so long, unchanged, must mean that they are better than modern science! It's the same logic as with the OldMaster: if a tool has lasted for centuries and is still usable, then it must be damn good. Compare with AppealToTradition, to which this is related.

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Partially TruthInTelevision: the idea that ancient knowledge is superior to modern knowledge exists in the real world, but it doesn't always work out that way. [[http://www.[[http://web.archive.org/web/20130727103912/http://www.badmartialarts.com/myths/ancient_knowledge.php Bad Martial Arts]] has a page debunking this idea. It is also inferred in many pseudosciences like astrology and some alternative medicines: that these ancient knowledges and traditions have been around for so long, unchanged, must mean that they are better than modern science! It's the same logic as with the OldMaster: if a tool has lasted for centuries and is still usable, then it must be damn good. Compare with AppealToTradition, to which this is related.
7th May '16 6:31:23 AM MajinAkuma
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* In ''Anime/YuGiOh'', the older the magic, the better. This is especially seen in the Waking the Dragons arc. Got 5000 year old magic? Too bad, my magic is ''10,000'' years old.

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* In ''Anime/YuGiOh'', the older the magic, the better. This is especially seen in the Waking the Dragons arc. Got 5000 3000 year old magic? Too bad, my magic is ''10,000'' years old.
4th May '16 6:02:19 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ''GurrenLagann'' zigzags this when the ancient Ganmen and new Grapearl. In a one-on-one battle, Grapearls are indeed faster, more agile, and better-equipped, to the point that even highly-advanced Ganmen like Enkidudu get wrecked by them. However, the main enemies in Grapearl times are the Mugann, the machines that Ganmen were originally designed to battle... meaning that Grapearls [[RedShirt tend to die en masse even with the proper gear]], whereas when the main characters [[BreakOutTheMuseumPiece restore and retool their old Ganmen]], they find that wiping out whole hordes of Mugann is surprisingly easy.

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* ''GurrenLagann'' ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' zigzags this when the ancient Ganmen and new Grapearl. In a one-on-one battle, Grapearls are indeed faster, more agile, and better-equipped, to the point that even highly-advanced Ganmen like Enkidudu get wrecked by them. However, the main enemies in Grapearl times are the Mugann, the machines that Ganmen were originally designed to battle... meaning that Grapearls [[RedShirt tend to die en masse even with the proper gear]], whereas when the main characters [[BreakOutTheMuseumPiece restore and retool their old Ganmen]], they find that wiping out whole hordes of Mugann is surprisingly easy.
1st May '16 2:43:56 AM NondescriptLarva
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** Weapons, in particular, have changed over the years; prior to the late 1800s, handguns were 'hand-crafted', as it were, by well-practiced and highly-skilled gunsmiths. The major downside was that a gunslinger couldn't visit just any gunsmith to repair a broken weapon; the hand-manufactured parts were specific to the particular weapon being repaired, and wouldn't fit in another gun (often, they wouldn't even fit into a new gun made by the ''same'' gunsmith).
8th Apr '16 5:26:01 PM ike755
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* ''{{Literature/Moonflowers}}'' evokes this: TheFairFolk have averted getting HijackedByJesus, as [[TheWildHunt the Hunter]] mocks Irish Christianity for "taking the old ways and wrapping them in flimsy little excuses." Holy-water has a very small effect on the river-spirit Maidin, since he only complains that it makes his arm itch ([[NiceGuy but he's much friendlier than the Hunter and even helps with Christian baptisms]]). Alloys like steel and titanium are ineffective when fighting the Folk, as ColdIron is one of their traditional weaknesses. Later on, the Fianna use obsidian weaponry when trying to kill the Hunter in the Otherworld, because the Folk would smell too much ColdIron on them. Not quite a cut-and-dry case of OlderIsBetter, as one of the main points is [[BlueAndOrangeMorality how strange and incomprehensible the Fair Folk are.]][[/folder]]

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* ''{{Literature/Moonflowers}}'' evokes this: TheFairFolk have averted getting HijackedByJesus, as [[TheWildHunt the Hunter]] mocks Irish Christianity for "taking the old ways and wrapping them in flimsy little excuses." Holy-water has a very small effect on the river-spirit Maidin, since he only complains that it makes his arm itch ([[NiceGuy but he's much friendlier than the Hunter and even helps with Christian baptisms]]). Alloys like steel and titanium are ineffective when fighting the Folk, as ColdIron is one of their traditional weaknesses. Later on, the Fianna use obsidian weaponry when trying to kill the Hunter in the Otherworld, because the Folk would smell too much ColdIron on them. Not quite a cut-and-dry case of OlderIsBetter, as one of the main points is [[BlueAndOrangeMorality how strange and incomprehensible the Fair Folk are.]][[/folder]]
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* In ''{{Dragon Ball Z Abridged}}'', [[JerkAss Super Kami Guru]] encourages Nail to fight [[BigBad Freeza]] by reminding him he had been trained in the "ancient ways". After Nail and Freeza fly off to the battleground, the Grand Elder drops this bomb:
-->Super Kami Guru: "Fool. If he had been trained in the NEW way, he might have stood a chance."
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25th Mar '16 1:39:02 AM thatmadork
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** Also averted with da Orks. Most of their weapons technology lags well behind that of the other races of course, but they're astonishingly resourceful, constantly inventing ever crazier designs and incorporating other race's technology into their own, at times looting enemy vehicles and weaponry and "making it Orky". They cribbed teleporters and tractor beams off the Imperium only a few centuries ago and now, much to the Techpriest's chagrin, they can build them better than humanity can. Some reports from out of the Eastern Fringe imply they're even starting to get the hang of Tau technology.
4th Mar '16 3:00:23 PM DVB
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** Although in Asura and in Excalibur's case, both are [[spoiler: part of the [[EldritchAbomination "Great Old Ones." They are beings so powerful their sheer presence releases a form of madness, with others including Shinigami-sama himself. Furthermore, Asura is the child of Shinigami (born when he cast his fear away.)]] While its unsure how well age plays into it, their unique status ma add credence to this.

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** Although in Asura and in Excalibur's case, both are [[spoiler: part of the [[EldritchAbomination "Great Old Ones." "]] They are beings so powerful their sheer presence releases a form of madness, with others including Shinigami-sama himself. Furthermore, Asura is the child of Shinigami (born when he cast his fear away.)]] While its unsure how well age plays into it, their unique status ma add credence to this.
4th Mar '16 3:00:00 PM DVB
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** Although in Asura and in Excalibur's case, both are [[spoiler: part of the [[EldritchAbomination "Great Old Ones." They are beings so powerful their sheer presence releases a form of madness, with others including Shinigami-sama himself. Furthermore, Asura is the child of Shinigami (born when he cast his fear away.)]] While its unsure how well age plays into it, their unique status ma add credence to this.


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** Then compared them to Achnologia, a former Dragon Slayer who is now a Dragon and an anciently powerful being.
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