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26th Apr '18 9:29:13 PM nombretomado
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* In ''WebOriginal/TheSalvationWar'', the scale of the conflict is so high at first that [[BreakOutTheMuseumPiece museum pieces (old aircraft and even tanks as well as other armoured gear)]] are brought back to service, meaning that modern planes as F-22s fight alongside [[TheEighties 80s]] F-16s or F-18s, [[TheSixties 60s]] F-4 Phantoms, as well as [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII WWII]]-vintage ones as B-25s. This is also justified in suddenly needing to fulfill tactical roles that haven't been called for in fifty years, such as large-scale carpet bombing.

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* In ''WebOriginal/TheSalvationWar'', ''Literature/TheSalvationWar'', the scale of the conflict is so high at first that [[BreakOutTheMuseumPiece museum pieces (old aircraft and even tanks as well as other armoured gear)]] are brought back to service, meaning that modern planes as F-22s fight alongside [[TheEighties 80s]] F-16s or F-18s, [[TheSixties 60s]] F-4 Phantoms, as well as [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII WWII]]-vintage ones as B-25s. This is also justified in suddenly needing to fulfill tactical roles that haven't been called for in fifty years, such as large-scale carpet bombing.
25th Apr '18 8:59:54 AM cdrood
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* In ''WebOriginal/AtopTheFourthWall'', Linkara lives in a typical 21st century home. He also has a RobotBuddy, working tricorders, sonic screwdrivers, cybermats, and power morphers. He also has a spaceship so advanced that sometimes the government asks HIM to check things out. Most of the devices are actually replicas he's made work via magic, while the ship was taken from an interdimensional villain. His other tech is provided by a MadScientist version of himself from a MirrorUniverse.

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* In ''WebOriginal/AtopTheFourthWall'', Linkara lives in a typical 21st century home. He also has a RobotBuddy, working tricorders, sonic screwdrivers, cybermats, and power morphers. He also has a spaceship so advanced that sometimes the government asks HIM to check things out. Most of the devices are actually replicas he's made work via magic, while the ship was taken from an interdimensional villain. His other tech is provided by a MadScientist version of himself from a MirrorUniverse.AlternateUniverse.
25th Apr '18 8:58:50 AM cdrood
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* In ''WebOriginal/AtopTheFourthWall'', Linkara lives in a typical 21st century home. He also has a RobotBuddy, working tricorders, sonic screwdrivers, cybermats, and power morphers. He also has a spaceship so advanced that sometimes the government asks HIM to check things out. Most of the devices are actually replicas he's made work via magic, while the ship was taken from an interdimensional villain. His other tech is provided by a MadScientist version of himself from a MirrorUniverse.
21st Apr '18 6:02:24 PM nombretomado
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* Comic books seem to be {{egregious}} examples of this. Franchise/{{Batman}}'s nemesis Mr. Freeze has invented a freeze-ray; Lex Luthor currently waltzes around in a battlesuit full of crazy power and can probably fly; Firestorm can synthesize any material in any quantity (I'm looking at you, lithium); Thanagarian N-th metal is apparently capable of bestowing flight; Black Lightning is capable of generating mounds and mounds of electrical current, and... well, you get the idea. And yet, citizens of Earth are still using ''gasoline-fuelled cars''. This is usually either justified with the technology either being created by super geniuses and [[MagicPoweredPseudoscience only working for them]], or being in the domain of only aliens, magic-wielders or the very, very rich/military. Or maybe they just don't trust regular people with these wonderful toys - after all, someone probably ''could'' mass-produce cars fueled by the Power Cosmic, but suppose someone back-engineers them into weapons?

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* Comic books seem to be {{egregious}} JustForFun/{{egregious}} examples of this. Franchise/{{Batman}}'s nemesis Mr. Freeze has invented a freeze-ray; Lex Luthor currently waltzes around in a battlesuit full of crazy power and can probably fly; Firestorm can synthesize any material in any quantity (I'm looking at you, lithium); Thanagarian N-th metal is apparently capable of bestowing flight; Black Lightning is capable of generating mounds and mounds of electrical current, and... well, you get the idea. And yet, citizens of Earth are still using ''gasoline-fuelled cars''. This is usually either justified with the technology either being created by super geniuses and [[MagicPoweredPseudoscience only working for them]], or being in the domain of only aliens, magic-wielders or the very, very rich/military. Or maybe they just don't trust regular people with these wonderful toys - after all, someone probably ''could'' mass-produce cars fueled by the Power Cosmic, but suppose someone back-engineers them into weapons?
18th Jan '18 9:27:48 PM MyFinalEdits
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->''"Those're guns! Whoever heard of [[TheCoconutEffect guns in a samurai flick]]!!?"''

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->''"Those're guns! Whoever heard of [[TheCoconutEffect guns in a samurai flick]]!!?"''flick!!?"''
18th Jan '18 7:53:46 AM BlueCaper
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->''"Those're guns! Whoever heard of guns in a samurai flick!!?"''

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->''"Those're guns! Whoever heard of [[TheCoconutEffect guns in a samurai flick!!?"''flick]]!!?"''
18th Dec '17 5:51:05 PM nombretomado
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* ''TheMercuryMen'''s story is set in the mid-[[TheSeventies Seventies]]. But the lighting - and the monsters - looks like ''Series/TheOuterLimits1963'', Edward's and Grace's outfits look [[TheFifties Fifties]]-ish, and Jack's outfit evokes TheThirties. And it mixes {{Dieselpunk}}, RaygunGothic, Atomic Punk, horror and other genres seamlessly.

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* ''TheMercuryMen'''s ''WebVideo/TheMercuryMen'''s story is set in the mid-[[TheSeventies Seventies]]. But the lighting - and the monsters - looks like ''Series/TheOuterLimits1963'', Edward's and Grace's outfits look [[TheFifties Fifties]]-ish, and Jack's outfit evokes TheThirties. And it mixes {{Dieselpunk}}, RaygunGothic, Atomic Punk, horror and other genres seamlessly.
8th Dec '17 12:26:28 AM ImpudentInfidel
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* In ''WebOriginal/TheSalvationWar'', the scale of the conflict is so high at first that [[BreakOutTheMuseumPiece museum pieces (old aircraft and even tanks as well as other armoured gear)]] are brought back to service, meaning that modern planes as F-22s fight alongside [[TheEighties 80s]] F-16s or F-18s, [[TheSixties 60s]] F-4 Phantoms, as well as [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII WWII]]-vintage ones as B-25s.

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* In ''WebOriginal/TheSalvationWar'', the scale of the conflict is so high at first that [[BreakOutTheMuseumPiece museum pieces (old aircraft and even tanks as well as other armoured gear)]] are brought back to service, meaning that modern planes as F-22s fight alongside [[TheEighties 80s]] F-16s or F-18s, [[TheSixties 60s]] F-4 Phantoms, as well as [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII WWII]]-vintage ones as B-25s. This is also justified in suddenly needing to fulfill tactical roles that haven't been called for in fifty years, such as large-scale carpet bombing.
6th Dec '17 12:00:52 PM alnair20aug93
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The setting and timeline may seem at first to be TheMiddleAges, UsefulNotes/TheColonialPeriod, or some FantasyCounterpartCulture thereof, but when you look closer, you find polyester, robots, or other high-tech toys in between the horse-drawn wagons and wattle-and-daub buildings. There's generally no rhyme or reason for ''which'' technologies are anachronistically present besides the RuleOfCool. Sometimes these may be leftovers from a [[LostTechnology lost technological civilization]], or perhaps it could be that science developed along a different path than ours, allowing for more advanced technology in one field, while stagnating in others, but most of the time there is no explanation whatsoever for the bizarre mix of medieval and futuristic.

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The setting and timeline may seem at first to be TheMiddleAges, UsefulNotes/TheColonialPeriod, [[UsefulNotes/TheThirteenAmericanColonies The Colonial Period]], or some FantasyCounterpartCulture thereof, but when you look closer, you find polyester, robots, or other high-tech toys in between the horse-drawn wagons and wattle-and-daub buildings. There's generally no rhyme or reason for ''which'' technologies are anachronistically present besides the RuleOfCool. Sometimes these may be leftovers from a [[LostTechnology lost technological civilization]], or perhaps it could be that science developed along a different path than ours, allowing for more advanced technology in one field, while stagnating in others, but most of the time there is no explanation whatsoever for the bizarre mix of medieval and futuristic.
19th Nov '17 11:52:48 PM GlassRain
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* An example is the satirical ''Webcomic/BrunoTheBandit'', which is set in a basic "middle ages" fantasy setting, but still has vacuum cleaners, television (complete with every TV trope in the book) and cellphones.
** The author Ian Mcdonald [[WordOfGod has said]] he originally intended the Schizo Tech to be the main source of humour in the comic, but soon realised it couldn't carry jokes by itself and it was left as TheArtifact. There are still occasional gags such as their version of Youtube being called "[[YeOldeButcheredeEnglishe Thoutube]]".

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* An example is the satirical ''Webcomic/BrunoTheBandit'', which ''Webcomic/BrunoTheBandit'' is set in a basic "middle ages" fantasy setting, but still has vacuum cleaners, television (complete with every TV trope in the book) and cellphones.
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cellphones. The author Ian Mcdonald [[WordOfGod has said]] he originally intended the Schizo Tech to be the main source of humour in the comic, but soon realised it couldn't carry jokes by itself and it was left as TheArtifact. There are still occasional gags such as their version of Youtube being called "[[YeOldeButcheredeEnglishe Thoutube]]".


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* ''Webcomic/GuildedAge'': When the Champions are attacked by the corrupting beast, several of the Peacemakers have just tracked it to them. They find themselves up on a cliff overlooking Penk and Magda's attempts to fight it. Sundar is all for leaving them for it, but everyone else insists on intervening. Even Frigg points out that no one deserves that fate.
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