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31st Jul '16 12:50:39 PM nombretomado
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** Also, DCComics' Hell works like this.

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** Also, DCComics' Creator/DCComics' Hell works like this.
7th Jun '16 10:45:39 PM gewunomox
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* In a variant of this trope, the song "Ain't Your Fairytale by SonataArctica, which is [[{{Xenofiction}} sung from the perspective of a wolf]], uses the phrase "the dawn of our way of life" to refer to an end (and the rise of Humankind), inverting the standard (human) symbolism of sunrise as a hopeful beginning and sunset as an end.

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* In a variant of this trope, the song "Ain't Your Fairytale by SonataArctica, Music/SonataArctica, which is [[{{Xenofiction}} sung from the perspective of a wolf]], uses the phrase "the dawn of our way of life" to refer to an end (and the rise of Humankind), inverting the standard (human) symbolism of sunrise as a hopeful beginning and sunset as an end.
11th Mar '16 5:47:09 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* ''Literature/{{Ringworld}}'' by Creator/LarryNiven: the Puppeteers value cowardice above all things, so their leader is called "The Hindmost".

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* ''Literature/{{Ringworld}}'' by Creator/LarryNiven: the Puppeteers value cowardice above all things, so their leader is called "The Hindmost". It's also often noted that the rear is the ''most'' dangerous position while running away...
5th Mar '16 3:00:55 AM Morgenthaler
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* In SergeyLukyanenko's ''LineOfDelirium'', the [[SiliconBasedLife Silicoids]] (floating sentient columns of rock) value stability and balance above all else. As such, their hierarchy is inverted compared to humans. Unlike TheEmperor, who rules from the top, Sedimin (the ruler of the Silicoid Basis) rules from the very bottom, supporting the Basis, thus his title is the Foot of the Basis. When the protagonist is thinking of how the Silicoids decide leadership based on a duel to the death, he has to mentally correct himself in that Sedimin did not ''ascend'' to his position, as a human would, but ''descend''.

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* In SergeyLukyanenko's ''LineOfDelirium'', Creator/SergeyLukyanenko's ''Literature/LineOfDelirium'', the [[SiliconBasedLife Silicoids]] (floating sentient columns of rock) value stability and balance above all else. As such, their hierarchy is inverted compared to humans. Unlike TheEmperor, who rules from the top, Sedimin (the ruler of the Silicoid Basis) rules from the very bottom, supporting the Basis, thus his title is the Foot of the Basis. When the protagonist is thinking of how the Silicoids decide leadership based on a duel to the death, he has to mentally correct himself in that Sedimin did not ''ascend'' to his position, as a human would, but ''descend''.
22nd Jan '15 11:57:17 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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** The humans in ''AboveGround'' are yet another example.

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** The humans in ''AboveGround'' ''Literature/AboveGround'' are yet another example.
31st Dec '14 4:31:16 AM TheLyniezian
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* [[http://www.chebucto.ns.ca/~ak621/DOS/ This website]] by the amusingly named "Doctor DOS Betamax" seems to be dedicated to demonstrating how the normally-held-to-be-technically-inferior DOS is a better operating system than Windows.

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* [[http://www.chebucto.ns.ca/~ak621/DOS/ This website]] by the [[LampshadeHanging amusingly named "Doctor DOS Betamax" Betamax"]] seems to be dedicated to demonstrating how the normally-held-to-be-technically-inferior DOS is a better operating system than Windows.Windows. (A JustifiedTrope to the extent it demonstrates how the command line and batch files are useful for power users, which many hardcore techies swear by, noting that the command prompt continues to feature in every version of Windows to date for a reason; however, trying to convince us that DOS isn't dead might put it a little too close to DiscoDan territory for some people's liking.)
8th Dec '14 4:41:53 PM Lheticus
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* In ''VideoGame/BeneathASteelSky'', in the [[MegaCorp "city corporation"]] the game takes place, living on or near ground level is a sign of high social and economic status, while the poor and people with blue-collar jobs are forced to live thousands of feet above ground, not even allowed to visit lower levels.
31st Jul '14 10:34:42 AM HerringChoker
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* In "Creator/LFrankBaum"'s "Tik Tok of Oz" Dorothy is dropped through a hollow tube to the other side of the world, where most people are Kings or Queens, with a lesser number of lesser royalty, but there is only one "Private Citizen" who is the most important (to the extent that anyone in the Oz universe has more than local and transient effect).
1st Jul '14 6:45:25 PM Qussow
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* Literature/{{Discworld}}'s dwarfs & ''Literature/TalesOfMU''[='s=] dark elves, for whom lower is better.

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* Literature/{{Discworld}}'s dwarfs & ''Literature/TalesOfMU''[='s=] dark elves, for whom who lower is better.
15th Feb '14 9:21:42 AM Kaylin
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** Another Discworld example is that trolls believe history is lived backwards, because you can only see what's in front of you, which is the past, so the dawn of time is actually the end, and the sunset is the beginning.
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