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4th Feb '17 4:13:16 PM sorceressmon9
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* This is the main conflict for the Genesect Army in ''Anime/PokemonGenesectAndTheLegendAwakened'', who were [[FishOutOfTemporalWater revived from 300 million year-old fossils]] and no longer fit in to the modern world.
30th Jan '17 8:20:09 PM TheWanderer
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Present in Western literature as early as in Creator/{{Homer}}'s ''Literature/TheOdyssey'', making it OlderThanFeudalism. Related to YouCantGoHomeAgain, NeverAcceptedInHisHometown, GoingNative, and possibly SoWhatDoWeDoNow. Occasionally overlaps with WhereItAllBegan. Contrast HomeSweetHome -- although this trope may also make the character realize that his home is no longer the place where he used to live.

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Present in Western literature as early as in Creator/{{Homer}}'s ''Literature/TheOdyssey'', making it OlderThanFeudalism. Related to YouCantGoHomeAgain, NeverAcceptedInHisHometown, GoingNative, and possibly SoWhatDoWeDoNow. This experience may be part of causing the character in question to go FromCamouflageToCriminal. Occasionally overlaps with WhereItAllBegan. Contrast HomeSweetHome -- although this trope may also make the character realize that his home is no longer the place where he used to live.
20th Jan '17 9:50:53 PM TheSinful
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* Near the end of ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2318355 Make A Wish]]'' Harry returns to England and finds out after removing his disguise as Mr. Black that he needs another disguise to hide all the changes he's gone through over his summer.

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* Near the end of ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2318355 Make A Wish]]'' ''Fanfic/MakeAWish'' Harry returns to England and finds out after removing his disguise as Mr. Black that he needs another disguise to hide all the changes he's gone through over his summer.
17th Jan '17 6:41:33 AM Taskmaster123
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** This can apply among personnel who aren't separating or retiring, but just coming home for a visit after joining the military. Even after a boot camp that may only last 2-3 months at most, they find that the experience has changed their outlook so much that they feel a definite disconnect with people they know. They're not interested in hanging out with their buddies all night drinking, because getting arrested for a drunk and disorderly now has ''serious'' consequences when your commander or first sergeant finds out. Their worldview has changed, so now they may or may not agree with the opinions of friends or family members. The list goes on and on...
28th Dec '16 4:49:53 PM BigJaredMonkey
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* In ''FanFic/OriginStory'', Alex spends the first half of the story trying to find a way to get back to [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Buffy and the gang in Sunnydale]]. When she finally -- if involuntarily -- makes it back to Sunnydale, things have changed so much since the last time she was there that she no longer fits in. The fact that Buffy and her friends are paranoid about her because of her [[ComicBook/{{Superman}} Krpytonian powers]] is just icing on a sour, depressing cake for Alex.
20th Dec '16 11:35:38 AM Mr.Bubbles
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* This is likely to be the case for anyone who goes on an extended space mission. For example, a round trip between Earth and Mars would take at least 26 months with modern technology. Unless we somehow manage to [[FTLTravel break the light barrier]], a journey to the closest stars would last many years. Add to that the effects of time dilation, which would make the passengers age much slower than the people back on Earth.[[note]] One variation of the twins paradox describes one twin going on a ship travelling at light speed while the other stays on Earth. The twin on the ship ages 5 years while the twin back on Earth ages by 140 years.[[/note]] The inevitable shifts in humanity and society would pretty much make the astronauts aliens on their homeworld.
20th Dec '16 11:20:07 AM Mr.Bubbles
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* Anyone who manages to wake up after spending a long time in a coma or vegetative state.
4th Dec '16 4:29:33 AM Morgenthaler
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** This trope seems to be pretty widespread, as it's a recurring theme in the new series that you can't just go back to normal life like nothing had happened. However, this leaves the ex-companions as quite a {{Badass}} force in protecting the Earth when the Daleks return.

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** This trope seems to be pretty widespread, as it's a recurring theme in the new series that you can't just go back to normal life like nothing had happened. However, this leaves the ex-companions as quite a {{Badass}} badass force in protecting the Earth when the Daleks return.
16th Nov '16 8:53:19 AM HotelCalifornia
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* Steve Rogers in ''[[Film/TheAvengers2012 The Avengers]]'' and ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier''. Like his comic counterpart, he wakes up in the 2010s after being frozen since WWII, and ''The Avengers'' shows him [[TemporalFishOutOfWater struggling to keep up with pop culture references, the changed values, and the overall strangeness of the world]]. While ''The Winter Soldier'' shows that Steve has started adjusting to the modern day, we're reminded that Steve is a soldier and a combat veteran who was forcibly thrust into (relative) peacetime, and he's dealing with the plight of many returned servicemen.

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* Steve Rogers in ''[[Film/TheAvengers2012 The Avengers]]'' and ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier''. Like his comic counterpart, he wakes up in the 2010s after being frozen since WWII, and ''The Avengers'' shows him [[TemporalFishOutOfWater [[FishOutOfTemporalWater struggling to keep up with pop culture references, the changed values, and the overall strangeness of the world]]. While ''The Winter Soldier'' shows that Steve has started adjusting to the modern day, we're reminded that Steve is a soldier and a combat veteran who was forcibly thrust into (relative) peacetime, and he's dealing with the plight of many returned servicemen.
8th Nov '16 4:37:25 PM nighttrainfm
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* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' has this as the theme of the series finale ("Things Change").

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* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' has this as the theme of the series finale ("Things Change"). After spending most of the season on the road in a HeroesUnlimited plot, they come home to find all their favourite stores are gone and a monster the likes of which they've never seen is on the loose. Oh, and [[spoiler: there's a dead ringer for Terra wandering around who wants nothing to do with the hero life.]]
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