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31st May '16 12:40:59 AM JonnyB
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* Although it also came 20 years before the term was coined, 1965's ''Film/TheGreatRace'', set in Edwardian times with an evil mad scientist and a multitude of wacky inventions, can also be considered a TropeCodifier.
20th May '16 6:21:41 AM erforce
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* Theatre/TheLeagueOfSTEAM, a fantastic steampunk comedy troupe. In addition to their live performances, they have a little collection of videos on their Website/YouTube channel -- including steampunk ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' parodies.

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* Theatre/TheLeagueOfSTEAM, a fantastic steampunk comedy troupe. In addition to their live performances, they have a little collection of videos on their Website/YouTube channel -- including steampunk ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' ''Franchise/{{Ghostbusters}}'' parodies.
18th Apr '16 10:13:05 AM Kirayoshi
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* The French-Canadian-Belgian film ''Avril et le Monde Truqué'' (''April and the Extraordinary World'') is set in an alternate world where many of the world's best scientists have disappeared over the years, stalling the world's technological progress so by 1941 the world is still trapped in the Steam Age. The movie takes a more realistic view of a world still using steam power; a CrapsackWorld where, after the world's coal resources have been depleted, the French government has started strip-harvesting Europe's forests to provide power, and is now preparing for war against North America to control the forests of Canada. The skies are perpetually gray and sooty, and black lung disease is implied to be fairly common.
10th Mar '16 10:48:22 AM fearlessnikki
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* ''Film/VanHelsing''.

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* ''Film/VanHelsing''.''Film/VanHelsing'' is set in the 1890s and features all sorts of steam punk gadgets used to fight monsters. Notably an automatic crossbow and switchblade stake are used to attack vampires. Frankenstein's monster is given a steam punk design in this too.


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* The second fantasy sequence in ''Film/SuckerPunch'' takes place in a World War I inspired setting - where the girls must combat German soldiers that have been resurrected by steam punk technology. Blondie and Rocket also have steam punk themed costumes.


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* Wrestling/BeckyLynch has an outfit and entrance that is very inspired by steam punk. She wears a pair of goggles as accessories, and a blast of steam comes up from the entrance aisle when her music plays.
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29th Feb '16 9:18:33 AM henry42
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** Also a guy who appears to be unhindered by the fact that his head has been replaced by some bizarre contraption that appears to lack all sensory apparatus.
28th Feb '16 4:16:31 PM MiinU
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* It's hard not draw comparisons between ''Anime/SecretOfCeruleanSand'' and ''The Secret of Blue Water'', due to the sheer number of similarities, including the titles of both series. Likewise, each is based off a work of Jules Verne[[note]]''Secret of Cerulean Sand'' is loosely based on both ''"Facing the Flag"'' and ''"City in the Sahara"''[[/note]] and has a pervasive steampunk aesthetic. The key differences being, that ''Cerulean Sand'' is set in London and [[SandIsWater the desert is presented as if it were an ocean.]]

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* It's hard not draw comparisons between ''Anime/SecretOfCeruleanSand'' and ''The Secret of Blue Water'', due to [[SerialNumbersFiledOff the sheer number of similarities, similarities]], including the titles of both series. Likewise, each is based off a work of Jules Verne[[note]]''Secret of Cerulean Sand'' is loosely based on both ''"Facing the Flag"'' and ''"City in the Sahara"''[[/note]] and has a pervasive steampunk aesthetic. The key differences being, that ''Cerulean Sand'' is set in London and [[SandIsWater the desert is presented as if it were an ocean.]]
12th Feb '16 9:30:33 AM DaibhidC
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* The ''{{Transformers}}'' comic miniseries ''Hearts of Steel'' was set in the 1800's with the giant robots turning into Steam Punk equivalents of their regular forms. It also had Mark Twain as a badass action hero who saves the town from a coal powered Ravage.

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* The ''{{Transformers}}'' comic miniseries ''Hearts of Steel'' was set in the 1800's with the giant robots turning into Steam Punk steampunk equivalents of their regular forms. It also had Mark Twain as a badass action hero who saves the town from a coal powered Ravage.



* Creator/BryanTalbot wrote and drew ''[[ComicBook/LutherArkwright TheAdventuresOfLutherArkwright]]'' in 1978, proving that Steam Punk is OlderThanTheyThink. Also the sequel ''Heart of Empire'', and a separate graphic novel called ''ComicBook/{{Grandville}}'' featuring a Steam Punk world inhabited by [[WorldOfFunnyAnimals anthropomorphic animals]].

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* Creator/BryanTalbot wrote and drew ''[[ComicBook/LutherArkwright TheAdventuresOfLutherArkwright]]'' in 1978, proving that Steam Punk steampunk is OlderThanTheyThink. Also the sequel ''Heart of Empire'', and a separate graphic novel called ''ComicBook/{{Grandville}}'' featuring a Steam Punk steampunk world inhabited by [[WorldOfFunnyAnimals anthropomorphic animals]].



* See [[http://ericpoulton.blogspot.com/search/label/steampunk%20star%20wars this blog]] for a very good Steam Punk rendition of ''Franchise/StarWars''.

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* See [[http://ericpoulton.blogspot.com/search/label/steampunk%20star%20wars this blog]] for a very good Steam Punk steampunk rendition of ''Franchise/StarWars''.



* ''Series/TheSecretAdventuresOfJulesVerne'' is a Steam Punk series on the Sci-Fi Channel set in the [[VictorianLondon Victorian era]].

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* ''Series/TheSecretAdventuresOfJulesVerne'' is a Steam Punk steampunk series on the Sci-Fi Channel set in the [[VictorianLondon Victorian era]].



* Music/PanicAtTheDisco's third album, ''Vices & Virtues'', seems to be vaguely influenced by Steam Punk, which is most clearly exemplified in their music video for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOgpdp3lP8M "The Ballad of Mona Lisa"]].

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* Music/PanicAtTheDisco's third album, ''Vices & Virtues'', seems to be vaguely influenced by Steam Punk, steampunk, which is most clearly exemplified in their music video for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOgpdp3lP8M "The Ballad of Mona Lisa"]].



* Tink and Clara of ''WebVideo/TheGuild'' find a Steam Punk booth at their game convention. Tink dismisses it as "Euro trash for nerds."
* ''Literature/StatlessAndTactless'' takes place in a Steam Punk setting apparently advanced enough to support cars and giant robots.

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* Tink and Clara of ''WebVideo/TheGuild'' find a Steam Punk steampunk booth at their game convention. Tink dismisses it as "Euro trash for nerds."
* ''Literature/StatlessAndTactless'' takes place in a Steam Punk steampunk setting apparently advanced enough to support cars and giant robots.



* Disney's ''GummiBears'' is filled with Steam Punk style mechanical oddities such as airships, submarines, massive wind and water generators and the venerable quick car. All of these machines are operated without electricity.

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* Disney's ''GummiBears'' is filled with Steam Punk steampunk style mechanical oddities such as airships, submarines, massive wind and water generators and the venerable quick car. All of these machines are operated without electricity.
12th Feb '16 8:04:46 AM DaibhidC
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* Arcana Studios' ''steampunk Originals'' anthology, and other titles in the steampunk Originals imprint including ''The Steam Engines of [[Literature/LandOfOz Oz]]'' and ''[[ManVersusMachine John Henry]]: The Steam Age''. The steampunk Originals mission statement says "Goggles, gadgets, and gears: considering steampunk on those terms is no less absurd then imagining our reality populated solely by electricians, hackers, and astronauts".

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* Arcana Studios' ''steampunk ''Steampunk Originals'' anthology, and other titles in the steampunk Steampunk Originals imprint including ''The Steam Engines of [[Literature/LandOfOz Oz]]'' and ''[[ManVersusMachine John Henry]]: The Steam Age''. The steampunk Steampunk Originals mission statement says "Goggles, gadgets, and gears: considering steampunk on those terms is no less absurd then imagining our reality populated solely by electricians, hackers, and astronauts".



* ''Legenderry: A steampunk Adventure'' is a Creator/DynamiteComics {{Elseworld}} with steampunk versions of assorted Dynamite properties: Comicbook/RedSonja, Franchise/TheGreenHornet, [[ComicBook/TheLastPhantom The Phantom]], Comicbook/{{Vampirella}}, [[Creator/JackKirby Captain Victory, Silver Star]], Series/TheSixMillionDollarMan, Franchise/{{Zorro}} and [[ComicBook/FlashGordonZeitgeist Flash Gordon]]. Dynamite followed this up with ''[[Series/BattlestarGalactica1978 Battlestar Galactica]] 1880''.

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* ''Legenderry: A steampunk Steampunk Adventure'' is a Creator/DynamiteComics {{Elseworld}} with steampunk versions of assorted Dynamite properties: Comicbook/RedSonja, Franchise/TheGreenHornet, [[ComicBook/TheLastPhantom The Phantom]], Comicbook/{{Vampirella}}, [[Creator/JackKirby Captain Victory, Silver Star]], Series/TheSixMillionDollarMan, Franchise/{{Zorro}} and [[ComicBook/FlashGordonZeitgeist Flash Gordon]]. Dynamite followed this up with ''[[Series/BattlestarGalactica1978 Battlestar Galactica]] 1880''.



* In the ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' fanfic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8935062/1/Shards-To-A-Whole Shards To a Whole]]'', Tim and Abby decided to go with a Steampunk themed wedding. When Tim explained the concept to the others, Tony was initially less than impressed, since he thought ''Film/WildWildWest'' was one of the worst movies made in the last twenty years. Tim gave the others a primer in Steampunk aesthetic, using the ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' episode "Shindig" as an visual aid.

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* In the ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' fanfic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8935062/1/Shards-To-A-Whole Shards To a Whole]]'', Tim and Abby decided to go with a Steampunk steampunk themed wedding. When Tim explained the concept to the others, Tony was initially less than impressed, since he thought ''Film/WildWildWest'' was one of the worst movies made in the last twenty years. Tim gave the others a primer in Steampunk steampunk aesthetic, using the ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' episode "Shindig" as an visual aid.



* Ladies and gentlemen, AudioPlay/TheDollsOfNewAlbion A steampunk Opera. It can be listened to [[http://mochalab.bandcamp.com/album/the-dolls-of-new-albion-a-steampunk-opera here]].

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* Ladies and gentlemen, AudioPlay/TheDollsOfNewAlbion ''AudioPlay/TheDollsOfNewAlbion A steampunk Opera.Steampunk Opera''. It can be listened to [[http://mochalab.bandcamp.com/album/the-dolls-of-new-albion-a-steampunk-opera here]].



* ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}'' 3rd Edition had a ''steampunk'' sourcebook, which included various steampunk devices, details of Victoriana, and contained ''three'' steampunk settings: Etheria (PlanetaryRomance); Iron ("conventional" dystopian steampunk) and Qabala (a weird variant, essentially "Golempunk"). This was followed by ''Steam-Tech'', with further gadgets including an automaton detective ([[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial which was not intended to resemble Mr Holmes of Baker Street in any way]]). In GURPS [[TechnologyLevels Tech Level]] terms, steampunk is considered [=TL5+ 1=] (that is, as far advanced as [=TL6=], but ''different'').

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* ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}'' 3rd Edition had a ''steampunk'' ''Steampunk'' sourcebook, which included various steampunk devices, details of Victoriana, and contained ''three'' steampunk settings: Etheria (PlanetaryRomance); Iron ("conventional" dystopian steampunk) and Qabala (a weird variant, essentially "Golempunk"). This was followed by ''Steam-Tech'', with further gadgets including an automaton detective ([[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial which was not intended to resemble Mr Holmes of Baker Street in any way]]). In GURPS [[TechnologyLevels Tech Level]] terms, steampunk is considered [=TL5+ 1=] (that is, as far advanced as [=TL6=], but ''different'').
8th Feb '16 7:57:04 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* In ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', the Fire Nation boasts Industrial-Age innovations, such as trains and tanks powered by coal, steam, and firebending. Most of these were commissioned by extorting an expatriate Earth Kingdom inventor, the Mechanist, who dwells within a sanctuary maintained by steam-operated mechanisms and whose prize invention is a large, sophisticated steam-powered telescope. This is unsurprising, since Ghibli's works were one of the things that influenced ''Avatar'''s creators. The show got really steampunky in season two, where a colossal drilling machine was introduced. Then in the third there were ''jet skis'', and a previously introduced balloon became ''zeppelins''. Indeed, the original concept set the series in a futuristic environment, but the idea was scrapped in favor of an ancient feel. Nonetheless, some technology was preserved.
** Almost all of the more advanced steampunk devices only work through the natural abilities of benders. The tanks, engines, and weapons are powered either by firebenders (who serve as flamethrowers for tanks that seem to use steam engines) or earthbenders (who control crawler-like machines reminiscent of caterpillars). Submarines are propelled by teams of waterbenders, and the hot air needed for zeppelins and war balloons is provided by more firebenders.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' takes place in Republic City, described as a "steampunk metropolis" on the official website. Technology seen so far includes more zeppelins, cameras, cars, and speakers. However, aside from the zeppelins, most of the technology is actually very realistic when compared to tech in our 1920's, the time period that influenced the show. Whether or not the setting is as steampunk as Nickelodeon claims remains to be seen.
** Later in the series we get steam(?) powered battle mechs, at least somewhat justifying the label.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', the Fire Nation boasts Industrial-Age innovations, such as trains and tanks powered by coal, steam, and firebending. Most of these were commissioned by extorting an expatriate Earth Kingdom inventor, the Mechanist, who dwells within a sanctuary maintained by steam-operated mechanisms and whose prize invention is a large, sophisticated steam-powered telescope. This is unsurprising, since Ghibli's works were one of the things that influenced ''Avatar'''s creators. The show got really steampunky in season two, where a colossal drilling machine was introduced. Then in the third there were ''jet skis'', and Fire Nation engineers invented ''zeppelins'' by reverse-engineering a previously introduced balloon became ''zeppelins''. hot-air balloon. Indeed, the original concept set the series in a futuristic environment, but the idea was scrapped in favor of an ancient feel. Nonetheless, feel; nonetheless, some technology was preserved.
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steampunk devices only work through technology particularly notable is that, unlike the natural abilities of benders. The tanks, engines, and weapons are powered either by firebenders (who serve as flamethrowers for tanks that seem to use steam engines) or earthbenders (who control crawler-like machines reminiscent of caterpillars). Submarines are propelled by teams of waterbenders, and the hot air needed for zeppelins and war balloons is provided by more firebenders.
{{Magitek}} technology of the other nations, much/most of it doesn't need any bending to operate.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' (the SequelSeries to ''Avatar'') initially takes place in Republic City, described as a "steampunk metropolis" on the official website. website and set in its world's equivalent of TheRoaringTwenties. Technology seen so far includes more (and more advanced) zeppelins, cameras, cars, radios, and electronic speakers. However, aside from the zeppelins, most of the technology shown is actually very realistic when compared to not much different from the tech in our of the real-life 1920's, to the time period that influenced point where ''Korra'' actually slots better into the show. Whether or not the setting is as steampunk as Nickelodeon claims remains to be seen.
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3rd Feb '16 6:05:39 AM GothicProphet
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* The ''Literature/HarryPotter'' fanfic ''FanFic/{{Rebuilt}}'' takes place in an AlternateUniverse steampunk setting.
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