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27th Apr '16 11:52:39 PM coralina33
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* Steve Rogers in ''[[Film/TheAvengers2012 The Avengers]]'', and to a lesser degree in ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier''. Like his comic counterpart, he wakes up in the 2010s after being frozen since WWII. ''The Avengers'' shows him struggling to keep up with pop culture references, the changed values, and the overall strangeness of the world, while ''The Winter Soldier'' shows that he has started to adjust to his new life.
26th Apr '16 1:45:56 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* ''Film/LocalHero'': After spending several weeks in a charming small British town, the main character comes back to his hypermodern NYC apartment and looks uncomfortable.

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* ''Film/LocalHero'': After spending several weeks in a charming small British Scottish town, the main character comes back to his hypermodern NYC apartment and looks uncomfortable.
24th Apr '16 10:06:16 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* ''Film/LocalHero'': After spending several weeks in a charming small British town, the main character comes back to his hypermodern NYC apartment and looks uncomfortable.
16th Apr '16 1:58:41 AM Morgenthaler
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* In Joe Haldeman's novel ''TheForeverWar'', the main character, a soldier in the war, repeatedly deals with culture shock because, thanks to TimeDilation, time passes more quickly on Earth than it does for him. During the novel, the main character experiences four years, but centuries pass on Earth. WordOfGod says that the novel was inspired by the author's experience of fighting in the VietnamWar and then returning home.

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* In Joe Haldeman's novel ''TheForeverWar'', ''Literature/TheForeverWar'', the main character, a soldier in the war, repeatedly deals with culture shock because, thanks to TimeDilation, time passes more quickly on Earth than it does for him. During the novel, the main character experiences four years, but centuries pass on Earth. WordOfGod says that the novel was inspired by the author's experience of fighting in the VietnamWar and then returning home.



* {{Homer}}'s ''Literature/TheOdyssey''. In this case, a spell was actually placed on the land so that Odysseus wouldn't recognize his homeland until he asked someone where he was.

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* {{Homer}}'s Creator/{{Homer}}'s ''Literature/TheOdyssey''. In this case, a spell was actually placed on the land so that Odysseus wouldn't recognize his homeland until he asked someone where he was.



* One of the In-Universe folktales from ''WatershipDown'', ''El-ahrairah and the Black Rabbit of Inle'', El-ahrairah returns from his adventure to find that full generations of rabbits have come and gone since he left and no one is left in his warren who remembers him.

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* One of the In-Universe folktales from ''WatershipDown'', ''Literature/WatershipDown'', ''El-ahrairah and the Black Rabbit of Inle'', El-ahrairah returns from his adventure to find that full generations of rabbits have come and gone since he left and no one is left in his warren who remembers him.



* Happens at the end of ''DeGoudenDolk'' (The Golden Dagger), an adventure novel by Thea Beckman. After spending years of fighting in the second crusade, protagonist Jiri Rambor finds life in his old village boring and uneventful after his return.

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* Happens at the end of ''DeGoudenDolk'' ''Literature/DeGoudenDolk'' (The Golden Dagger), an adventure novel by Thea Beckman. After spending years of fighting in the second crusade, protagonist Jiri Rambor finds life in his old village boring and uneventful after his return.



* Deconstructed in EastOfEden. Seeing Lee's struggles in trying to fit in, Sam Hamilton suggests perhaps he might go " back" to China. Lee reminds him that he was born in Grass Valley, CA, grew up in California, and went to University of California, and he DID try going to China, only to find that he fit in less there than he did in the States because things changed so much since his father's time.

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* Deconstructed in EastOfEden.''Literature/EastOfEden''. Seeing Lee's struggles in trying to fit in, Sam Hamilton suggests perhaps he might go " back" to China. Lee reminds him that he was born in Grass Valley, CA, grew up in California, and went to University of California, and he DID try going to China, only to find that he fit in less there than he did in the States because things changed so much since his father's time.



* Tom Hauptmann gets a huge dose of this after time-traveling via TheSlowPath in CallahansCrosstimeSaloon. He was imprisoned for a decade in a South American dictatorship. When he gets home, he has to deal with all of the accumulated cultural upheavals of the 60s at once -- and it's an added challenge for him as he started out as a priest.

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* Tom Hauptmann gets a huge dose of this after time-traveling via TheSlowPath in CallahansCrosstimeSaloon.''Literature/CallahansCrosstimeSaloon''. He was imprisoned for a decade in a South American dictatorship. When he gets home, he has to deal with all of the accumulated cultural upheavals of the 60s at once -- and it's an added challenge for him as he started out as a priest.



* The castaways of ''GilligansIsland'' were returned to civilization in the 1978 reunion movie ''Rescue from Gilligan's Island.'' The Skipper, unable to get an insurance settlement unless the passengers of the "Minnow" attest that the shipwreck was not his fault, travels with Gilligan to visit everyone. They find that returning to normal life has not been easy for their friends. Ginger is upset that raunchy movies have replaced the glamorous ones from her time, the Professor's inventions have been created in his absence (and he's being pressured to spend all his time raising funds for the university), the Howells have moved beyond their wealthy society friends and Mary Ann has outgrown her fiance.

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* The castaways of ''GilligansIsland'' ''Series/GilligansIsland'' were returned to civilization in the 1978 reunion movie ''Rescue from Gilligan's Island.'' The Skipper, unable to get an insurance settlement unless the passengers of the "Minnow" attest that the shipwreck was not his fault, travels with Gilligan to visit everyone. They find that returning to normal life has not been easy for their friends. Ginger is upset that raunchy movies have replaced the glamorous ones from her time, the Professor's inventions have been created in his absence (and he's being pressured to spend all his time raising funds for the university), the Howells have moved beyond their wealthy society friends and Mary Ann has outgrown her fiance.
15th Apr '16 10:26:45 PM Chabal2
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::: Another involves experiments with long-legged wizards and small rivers.
15th Apr '16 3:17:30 PM Geoduck
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* Bill Bryson's ''I'm A Stranger Here Myself'' (called ''Notes from a Big Country'' outside the U.S.) describes his experiences living in America after 25 years in the U.K. It includes such anecdotes as walking into a hardware store looking for Spackle, and realizing that he had never been a homeowner in his native country before and ''didn't know what the stuff he needed was called'':

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* Bill Bryson's Creator/BillBryson's ''I'm A Stranger Here Myself'' (called ''Notes from a Big Country'' outside the U.S.) describes his experiences living in America after 25 years in the U.K. It includes such anecdotes as walking into a hardware store looking for Spackle, and realizing that he had never been a homeowner in his native country before and ''didn't know what the stuff he needed was called'':
13th Mar '16 6:55:29 AM GentlemensDame883
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* One of the characters in ''Literature/DebtOfHonor'' is Chester "Chet" Nomuri, a fourth-generation Japanese American serving as a CIA field officer in Japan. His narration comments several times on how different his ancestral homeland is from his place of birth.
5th Mar '16 10:46:19 PM nombretomado
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* CaptainAmerica is depicted this way in modern incarnations (especially his [[UltimateMarvel Ultimate]] counterpart). He was frozen in a block of ice during WWII and was originally thawed out in the [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks 1960s]]. As comics have continued however, the gap in between when he was frozen and thawed out has grown larger, spanning decades and decades, making Cap feel even more out-of-place with the current world and, in Ultimate Cap's case, [[ValuesDissonance its sensibilities]]. [[SubvertedTrope Regardless]], he's still looked up to as the pinnacle of heroism in the MarvelUniverse, and an example for all to follow.

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* CaptainAmerica ComicBook/CaptainAmerica is depicted this way in modern incarnations (especially his [[UltimateMarvel [[ComicBook/UltimateMarvel Ultimate]] counterpart). He was frozen in a block of ice during WWII and was originally thawed out in the [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks 1960s]]. As comics have continued however, the gap in between when he was frozen and thawed out has grown larger, spanning decades and decades, making Cap feel even more out-of-place with the current world and, in Ultimate Cap's case, [[ValuesDissonance its sensibilities]]. [[SubvertedTrope Regardless]], he's still looked up to as the pinnacle of heroism in the MarvelUniverse, and an example for all to follow.
3rd Feb '16 6:42:47 AM Thranx
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* Tom Hauptmann gets a huge dose of this after time-traveling via TheSlowPath in CallahansCrosstimeSaloon. He was imprisoned for a decade in a South American dictatorship. When he gets home, he has to deal with all of the accumulated cultural upheavals of the 60s at once -- and it's an added challenge for him as he started out as a priest.
13th Jan '16 1:34:44 PM Kartoonkid95
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* In ''FanFic/WhyAmICrying'', Diamond Tiara moved from Ponyville to Manehattan when she was four years old; when she moved back three years later, she found that none of her old friends, including her best friend Apple Bloom, had forgotten about her during that time.

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* In ''FanFic/WhyAmICrying'', Diamond Tiara moved from Ponyville to Manehattan when she was four years old; when she moved back three years later, she found that none of her old friends, including her best friend Apple Bloom, had forgotten about her during that time.remembered who she was.
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