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24th May '18 6:33:26 PM twingle93
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* Urban scavengers, dumpster divers and freegans see the cities where they live as this. Freegans believe in living entirely on what they find in dumpsters as a way to reduce waste and to protest the capitalist system. Others do it for profit, selling what they find on Craigslist and Ebay, or keeping what they find for themselves.
17th Mar '18 7:55:03 PM JackG
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* ''[[Film/{{Screamers}} Screamers: The Hunting]]''. The Screamers and the few remaining human survivors scavenge each others bodies for [[HumanResources food]] and equipment.

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* ''[[Film/{{Screamers}} Screamers: The Hunting]]''. The cyborg Screamers and the few remaining human survivors scavenge each others bodies for [[HumanResources food]] food and equipment.
17th Mar '18 4:26:51 AM JackG
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* ''[[Film/{{Screamers}} Screamers: The Hunting]]''. The Screamers and the few remaining human survivors scavenge each others bodies for [[HumanResources food]] and equipment.
24th Jan '18 5:19:21 AM Smeagol17
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* Definitely TruthInTelevision in poor nations without native industrial capacity, especially where high-tech imports are scarce. Especially in Cuba, due to laws banning all technology after their revolution. And North Korea, with its crumbling infrastructure and isolationist policies.

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* Definitely TruthInTelevision in poor nations without native industrial capacity, especially where high-tech imports are scarce. Especially in Cuba, due to laws banning all technology USA trade embargo after their revolution. And North Korea, with its crumbling infrastructure and isolationist policies.
29th Sep '17 11:15:59 PM Chabal2
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** The spinoff ''TabletopGame/{{Gorkamorka}}'' plays it straight with Orks, however. Most of the metal on the planet is there because of their descending Space Hulk and a very unlucky Imperial expedition, and their first attempt to build a new ship out of it ended in disaster because Orks will pick fights for any available reason. As a result, a lot of the game is about small Ork warbands beating each other up in fights over scrap.

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** The spinoff ''TabletopGame/{{Gorkamorka}}'' plays it straight with Orks, however. Most of the metal on the planet is there because of their descending Space Hulk and a very unlucky Imperial expedition, and their first attempt to build a new ship out of it ended in disaster because Orks will pick fights for any available reason.reason (in this case, which of their functionally-identical gods the ship looked like more). As a result, a lot of the game is about small Ork warbands beating each other up in fights over scrap.
16th Sep '17 5:52:59 PM EmperorZim
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** For Orkz, this trope is played straight. All Orkz have knowledge of basic physics and mechanics literally encoded into their genes, thus every Ork can smelt metal to make their choppa & scrounge enough junk together to make a functioning shoota. Some Orkz, the Mekz, have an even greater instinctive understanding of these principles, and can make teleporters, laser & plasma weaponry, massive walkers & even spaceships (with assistance of course). The problem is, the Ork doing the building doesn't really understand what he's doing, because its mostly subconscious, which is why Ork technology looks so ramshackle & generally isnt standardized.

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** For Orkz, this trope is played straight.it's opposite from the above MachineCult. All Orkz have knowledge of basic physics and mechanics literally encoded into their genes, thus every Ork can smelt metal to make their choppa & scrounge enough junk together to make a functioning shoota. Some Orkz, the Mekz, have an even greater instinctive understanding of these principles, and can make teleporters, laser & plasma weaponry, massive walkers & even spaceships (with assistance of course). The problem is, the Ork doing the building doesn't really understand what he's doing, because its mostly subconscious, which is why Ork technology looks so ramshackle & generally isnt standardized.
16th Sep '17 5:49:58 PM EmperorZim
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** It's actually the opposite for Orkz. All Orkz have knowledge of basic physics and mechanics literally encoded into their genes, thus every Ork can smelt metal to make their choppa & scrounge enough junk together to make a functioning shoota. Some Orkz, the Mekz, have an even greater instinctive understanding of these principles, and can make teleporters, laser & plasma weaponry, massive walkers & even spaceships (with assistance of course). The problem is, the Ork doing the building doesn't really understand what he's doing, because its mostly subconscious, which is why Ork technology looks so ramshackle & generally isnt standardized.

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** It's actually the opposite for Orkz.For Orkz, this trope is played straight. All Orkz have knowledge of basic physics and mechanics literally encoded into their genes, thus every Ork can smelt metal to make their choppa & scrounge enough junk together to make a functioning shoota. Some Orkz, the Mekz, have an even greater instinctive understanding of these principles, and can make teleporters, laser & plasma weaponry, massive walkers & even spaceships (with assistance of course). The problem is, the Ork doing the building doesn't really understand what he's doing, because its mostly subconscious, which is why Ork technology looks so ramshackle & generally isnt standardized.
16th Sep '17 4:20:05 AM jormis29
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* ''Wasteland'', a comic series by Oni Press, takes place in a scavenger world thanks to "the big wet".

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* ''Wasteland'', a comic series by Oni Press, ''ComicBook/{{Wasteland}}'' takes place in a scavenger world thanks to "the big wet".
15th Sep '17 8:44:12 PM JackG
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* In ''[[Literature/DreamPark The California Voodoo Game]]'', the Game-scenario occupants of [=MIMIC=] use materials scrounged from the damaged {{Arcology}} for clothing, tools, weapons and artwork. One of the first enemies "killed" in the Game carries a club made from a table leg with an old can strapped to the end, and a chunk of concrete stuffed inside for weight.
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6th Jul '17 2:01:12 PM Codefreak5
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* ''{{Wasteland2}}'' is this with its UsedFuture. Everybody has to scavenge everything. In the Ranger Citadel, your fellow Rangers have limited weapons, armour and currency - including ammo. Some will pay extra for weapon parts, medicine, and in the case of the explosives expert, animal faeces. Most of all the currency isn't 'dollars', it's 'scrap'.
** Exactly as the trope describes, working vehicles are almost non-existant. Cars are more popular as barricades, and motor homes are just... homes. You sometimes see parts lying around but nobody can put them all together. Bicycles exist but functional ones are incredibly rare. But worryingly, somebody is finding the necessery materials to build shiny new robots...
* ''VideoGame/RedAsh'', a pseudo-sequel to VideoGame/MightyNo9, is set in a world where people salvage parts from giant robots for a living.
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