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28th Jan '16 8:37:06 AM TexasBard
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*Hero of Alexandria: bringing us the steam engine 1600 years before it was patented.
2nd Nov '15 9:43:09 AM Hanz
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* Emperor Valkorion [[spoiler: aka the ex-Sith Emperor, Vitiate,]] from ''VideoGame/TheOldRepublic: Knights of the Fallen Empire'' supposedly did this to/for the people of Zakuul (albeit raising them from something more like modern technology to an insanely automated droid-based industry that surpasses anything else in the galaxy). It remains to be seen precisely ''how'' he did this, whether it was from things [[EmperorScientist he personally invented]] at [[TimeAbyss some point in his centuries-plus life]] or used some form of LostTechnology that he discovered in Wild Space.

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* Emperor Valkorion [[spoiler: aka the ex-Sith Emperor, Vitiate,]] from ''VideoGame/TheOldRepublic: ''VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic: Knights of the Fallen Empire'' supposedly did this to/for the people of Zakuul (albeit raising them from something more like modern technology to an insanely automated droid-based industry that surpasses anything else in the galaxy). It remains to be seen precisely ''how'' he did this, whether it was from things [[EmperorScientist he personally invented]] at [[TimeAbyss some point in his centuries-plus life]] or used some form of LostTechnology that he discovered in Wild Space.
25th Oct '15 4:58:47 AM JamaicanCastle
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* Emperor Valkorion [[spoiler: aka the ex-Sith Emperor, Vitiate,]] from ''VideoGame/TheOldRepublic: Knights of the Fallen Empire'' supposedly did this to/for the people of Zakuul (albeit raising them from something more like modern technology to an insanely automated droid-based industry that surpasses anything else in the galaxy). It remains to be seen precisely ''how'' he did this, whether it was from things [[EmperorScientist he personally invented]] at [[TimeAbyss some point in his centuries-plus life]] or used some form of LostTechnology that he discovered in Wild Space.
14th Sep '15 8:50:55 PM Fireblood
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* One example that appears in real life is Samuel Slater, known as the "Father of the American Revolution." In the late 1700s, America was still very much pre-industrial, with very little manufacturing. At this time, England still maintained a strong monopoly on the textile industry, because of its mechanization of that industry. Slater was able to sneak plans for these machines out of England by memorizing the details of the plans. He came to the United States, and helped build these machines, and revolutionized the textile industry in the United states, kicking off the American industrial revolution, as his moniker indicates.

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* One example that appears in real life is Samuel Slater, known as the "Father of the American Industrial Revolution." In the late 1700s, America was still very much pre-industrial, with very little manufacturing. At this time, England still maintained a strong monopoly on the textile industry, because of its mechanization of that industry. Slater was able to sneak plans for these machines out of England by memorizing the details of the plans. He came to the United States, and helped build these machines, and revolutionized the textile industry in the United states, kicking off the American industrial revolution, as his moniker indicates.
3rd Sep '15 2:12:44 PM thatother1dude
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** Varrick apparently invented moving pictures (including the video camera, audio recording, and the film projector), the jetski and the first battlecruiser of his setting; he discovers electromagnetism, invents and produces an elaborate maglev train system (and possibly the train itself), in a sticky situation MacGyvers an EMP, co-invents the flying mecha suit, and discovers how to utilize [[spoiler:spirit energy, the Avatar universe's rough equivalent to nuclear fusion. He suddenly grows a conscience when he realizes its potential to be weaponized.]] He's also named after himself what we call a "megawatt." It is implied he has invented much more than these prior to the start of the series, although not all his ideas were winners. Due to his eccentricities, he only works one hour a day.

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** Varrick apparently invented moving pictures (including the video camera, audio recording, and the film projector), the jetski projector) and the first battlecruiser of his setting; he discovers electromagnetism, invents and produces an elaborate maglev train system (and possibly the train itself), system, in a sticky situation MacGyvers an EMP, co-invents the flying mecha suit, and discovers how to utilize [[spoiler:spirit energy, the Avatar universe's rough equivalent to nuclear fusion. He suddenly grows a conscience when he realizes its potential to be weaponized.]] He's also named a unit of power after himself what we call (and a "megawatt." unit of mass after his assistant). It is implied he has invented much more than these prior to the start of the series, although not all his ideas were winners. Due to his eccentricities, he only works one hour a day.
1st Sep '15 8:38:09 AM HarveyWallbanger
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* Noriko Null from ''Literature/BeyondTheImpossible''. She develops an incredibly cheap fusion reactor that is scheduled to completely phase out nuclear power and fossil fuels within a couple of years.
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4th Aug '15 11:10:24 AM Kalaong
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* In [[http://www.alternatehistory.com/discussion/showthread.php?t=285900 A Connecticut Yankee in King Robert's Court]]([[http://www.alternatehistory.com/discussion/showthread.php?t=288913 Story-only thread), an American engineer gets thrown into Edmure Tully, and an American nurse into Myranda Royce. While Edmure manages to introduce brandy, new roads, paper, gunpowder and new agricultural techniques, Myranda manages to create new jewelry, the bra, better health practices (including cardiopulmonar resuscitation) and the spinning wheel... and there is foreshadowing that there is going to be a lot more. So, it is actually more of a Two People Industrial Revolution.

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* In [[http://www.alternatehistory.com/discussion/showthread.php?t=285900 A Connecticut Yankee in King Robert's Court]]([[http://www.alternatehistory.com/discussion/showthread.php?t=288913 Story-only thread), thread]]), an American engineer gets thrown into Edmure Tully, and an American nurse into Myranda Royce. While Edmure manages to introduce brandy, new roads, paper, gunpowder and new agricultural techniques, Myranda manages to create new jewelry, the bra, better health practices (including cardiopulmonar resuscitation) and the spinning wheel... and there is foreshadowing that there is going to be a lot more. So, it is actually more of a Two People Industrial Revolution.
4th Aug '15 11:10:08 AM Kalaong
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* In [[http://www.alternatehistory.com/discussion/showthread.php?t=285900 A Connecticut Yankee in King Robert's Court]], an American engineer gets thrown into Edmure Tully, and an American nurse into Myranda Royce. While Edmure manages to introduce brandy, new roads, paper, gunpowder and new agricultural techniques, Myranda manages to create new jewelry, the bra, better health practices (including cardiopulmonar resuscitation) and the spinning wheel... and there is foreshadowing that there is going to be a lot more. So, it is actually more of a Two People Industrial Revolution.

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* In [[http://www.alternatehistory.com/discussion/showthread.php?t=285900 A Connecticut Yankee in King Robert's Court]], Court]]([[http://www.alternatehistory.com/discussion/showthread.php?t=288913 Story-only thread), an American engineer gets thrown into Edmure Tully, and an American nurse into Myranda Royce. While Edmure manages to introduce brandy, new roads, paper, gunpowder and new agricultural techniques, Myranda manages to create new jewelry, the bra, better health practices (including cardiopulmonar resuscitation) and the spinning wheel... and there is foreshadowing that there is going to be a lot more. So, it is actually more of a Two People Industrial Revolution.
16th Jul '15 9:51:16 AM MechWarrior
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* Dr. Vegapunk of ''OnePiece'' is the primary reason the OceanPunk setting has robots with FrickinLaserBeams. The technology he's created, most of which is heavily controlled by TheGovernment, is explicitly described as ''500 years'' ahead of the rest of the world.
* Dornkirk, from ''VisionOfEscaflowne''; any number of {{Emperor Scientist}}s may have this going on as well.

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* Dr. Vegapunk of ''OnePiece'' ''Manga/OnePiece'' is the primary reason the OceanPunk setting has robots with FrickinLaserBeams. The technology he's created, most of which is heavily controlled by TheGovernment, is explicitly described as ''500 years'' ahead of the rest of the world.
* Dornkirk, from ''VisionOfEscaflowne''; ''Anime/TheVisionOfEscaflowne''; any number of {{Emperor Scientist}}s may have this going on as well.



* ComicBook/LexLuthor in ''SupermanRedSon'' is responsible for technology decades ahead of its time.

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* ComicBook/LexLuthor in ''SupermanRedSon'' ''ComicBook/SupermanRedSon'' is responsible for technology decades ahead of its time.



* In ''ElfQuest'''s "Shards" arc, the half-elf, half-troll Two-Edge becomes this for the human warlord Grohmul Djun.
* In ''UniversalWarOne'', Kalish finds a way to travel through space and time, and literally starts a new civilization.

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* In ''ElfQuest'''s ''ComicBook/ElfQuest'''s "Shards" arc, the half-elf, half-troll Two-Edge becomes this for the human warlord Grohmul Djun.
* In ''UniversalWarOne'', ''ComicBook/UniversalWarOne'', Kalish finds a way to travel through space and time, and literally starts a new civilization.



* In Scott Westerfeld's ''{{Literature/Leviathan}}'' trilogy, CharlesDarwin discovered not only the theory of evolution, but Mendelian genetics and DNA. This advanced the understanding of biology so quickly that by the onset of UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne, Britain and her allies (the "Darwinist" powers) have replaced much of the machinery in their societies [[OrganicTechnology with genetically engineered animals instead]], like a BioPunk version of TheFlintstones.

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* In Scott Westerfeld's ''{{Literature/Leviathan}}'' trilogy, CharlesDarwin UsefulNotes/CharlesDarwin discovered not only the theory of evolution, but Mendelian genetics and DNA. This advanced the understanding of biology so quickly that by the onset of UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne, Britain and her allies (the "Darwinist" powers) have replaced much of the machinery in their societies [[OrganicTechnology with genetically engineered animals instead]], like a BioPunk version of TheFlintstones.



** PlayedWith in that though he ''is'' smart enough to be a revolutionary scientist of this caliber, [[spoiler:it turns out that the teraport is actually [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2008-04-06 fairly derivative]]. The Gatekeepers have been suppressing the teraport for ''millennia'', [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2005-07-10 as per a treaty]] with {{Eldritch Abomination}}s. He's just the first genius ''lucky'' and/or ''weird'' enough to have surrounded himself with tough guys at the same time that he attempted to market the teraport, which [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2001-08-19 kept him alive long enough to realize he was being threatened]] and thus to open-source it.]]

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** PlayedWith [[PlayingWithATrope Played with]] in that though he ''is'' smart enough to be a revolutionary scientist of this caliber, [[spoiler:it turns out that the teraport is actually [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2008-04-06 fairly derivative]]. The Gatekeepers have been suppressing the teraport for ''millennia'', [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2005-07-10 as per a treaty]] with {{Eldritch Abomination}}s. He's just the first genius ''lucky'' and/or ''weird'' enough to have surrounded himself with tough guys at the same time that he attempted to market the teraport, which [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2001-08-19 kept him alive long enough to realize he was being threatened]] and thus to open-source it.]]



* The Mechanist of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' fame can produce tanks, jet skis, and a huge freakin' drill, but the concept of a hot-air balloon [[AvatarTheAbridgedSeries eluuuudes him]].

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* The Mechanist of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' fame can produce tanks, jet skis, and a huge freakin' drill, but the concept of a hot-air balloon [[AvatarTheAbridgedSeries [[WebVideo/AvatarTheAbridgedSeries eluuuudes him]].
5th Jul '15 4:18:25 PM nombretomado
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* LexLuthor in ''SupermanRedSon'' is responsible for technology decades ahead of its time.

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* LexLuthor ComicBook/LexLuthor in ''SupermanRedSon'' is responsible for technology decades ahead of its time.
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