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17th Apr '18 10:28:24 AM nielas
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* On ''Series/TheAmericans'' this is responsible for a lot of the disconnect between Philip and Elizabeth, Soviet spies living in America. Philip recognizes that the decades he spent in America not only changed him but also changed his home country. If he ever goes back, he will not fit in and might not like the country the Soviet Union has become. Elizabeth is more of a zealot and refuses to consider this, holding on to an idealized vision of the Soviet Union that never really existed. As the show's timeline approaches TheGreatPoliticsMessUp, this conflict escalates with Philip giving up on the spy game and fully settling into his American life while Elizabeth becomes more fanatical in her views.
17th Apr '18 2:37:33 AM BilgeRat
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* Strangely averted in ''Series/IronFist''. American Danny Rand is caught in a plane crash in the Himalayas at age ten and spends the next fifteen years living in a extra-dimensional monastery. When he returns to New York he seems to have no issues re-adapting, even able to deal with situations that he would have previously been too young for (such as driving) or with high level technology that would not have existed at the time (such as smart phones).
15th Apr '18 7:45:38 PM PaulA
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* ''[[Literature/TheCountOfMonteCristo Edmund Dantes]]'' spent nearly fifteen years locked away on a prison island. Even though the point of his ruse as The Count was that none of his targets would know who he was till their end, even Mercedes has trouble recognizing him at first glance. It doesn't take her long to see through it, but nobody else does.

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* ''[[Literature/TheCountOfMonteCristo Edmund Dantes]]'' ''Literature/TheCountOfMonteCristo'': Edmond Dantes spent nearly fifteen years locked away on a prison island. Even though the point of his ruse as The Count was that none of his targets would know who he was till their end, even Mercedes has trouble recognizing him at first glance. It doesn't take her long to see through it, but nobody else does.
31st Mar '18 6:09:00 AM JackG
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* ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise''. The episode "Home" is a BreatherEpisode showing what happens after Enterprise returns from saving Earth in the previous season. Captain Archer and Subcommander T'Pol in particular find it difficult to adapt to the expected norms.

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* ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise''. The episode "Home" is a BreatherEpisode showing what happens after Enterprise returns from saving Earth in the previous season. Captain Archer and Subcommander T'Pol in particular find it difficult to adapt to the expected norms. Earth too has changed, with increased hostility towards aliens that becomes a plot point later in the series.
31st Mar '18 6:08:01 AM JackG
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* In ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'', Worf finds that his humorless dedication to honor and duty has little to do with how Klingons in the Empire conduct themselves.

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* In ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'', Worf [[RaisedByNatives Worf]] finds that his humorless dedication to honor and duty has little to do with how Klingons in the Empire conduct themselves.


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* ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise''. The episode "Home" is a BreatherEpisode showing what happens after Enterprise returns from saving Earth in the previous season. Captain Archer and Subcommander T'Pol in particular find it difficult to adapt to the expected norms.
28th Mar '18 7:49:03 AM JackG
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* One of the In-Universe folktales from ''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.

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* One of the In-Universe folktales from ''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.him or appreciates what his generation has done. There's a clear soldier-returning-from-the-war symbolism here as well.
26th Jan '18 3:22:12 AM lillolillo
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* It happens to ''[[ComicBook/Supergirl2005 Post-Crisis]]'' ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} when [[ComicBook/SupermanBrainiac she and Superman rescue a city full of Kryptonians]] which settle in a new planet. When Kara moves to ''ComicBook/NewKrypton'' she finds she's been living in Earth for so long that Kryptonians are "alien" to her now.
-->'''ComicBook/LanaLang:''' So what's it like over there?\\
'''Supergirl:''' On New Krypton? It's... different. Our people are happy there. The planet itself is beautiful, too, but... It's weird, but being around other Kryptonians like my mother, I'm really starting to feel... well...\\
'''Lana:''' Alien?\\
'''Supergirl:''' Some of them are so different from humans, Lana. They think differently, they speak differently, they... react differently. I've been on Earth so long, it's been hard for me to fall back into being "just another Kryptonian".
21st Jan '18 9:01:08 PM maxwellsilver
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Prominent real-life examples are usually based on [[ReturningWarVeteran soldiers returning home]], most commonly from UsefulNotes/WorldWarI or UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar, or prisoners who find after serving their sentences that they can't adapt to life "outside". This is also relatively common among anthropologists and related fieldworkers who come home after a long stint in another society only to realize how bizarre their own culture really is.

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Prominent real-life examples are usually based on [[ReturningWarVeteran [[ReturningWarVet soldiers returning home]], most commonly from UsefulNotes/WorldWarI or UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar, or prisoners who find after serving their sentences that they can't adapt to life "outside". This is also relatively common among anthropologists and related fieldworkers who come home after a long stint in another society only to realize how bizarre their own culture really is.
21st Jan '18 9:00:48 PM maxwellsilver
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Prominent real-life examples are usually based on [[ShellShockedVeteran soldiers returning home]], most commonly from UsefulNotes/WorldWarI or UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar, or prisoners who find after serving their sentences that they can't adapt to life "outside". This is also relatively common among anthropologists and related fieldworkers who come home after a long stint in another society only to realize how bizarre their own culture really is.

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Prominent real-life examples are usually based on [[ShellShockedVeteran [[ReturningWarVeteran soldiers returning home]], most commonly from UsefulNotes/WorldWarI or UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar, or prisoners who find after serving their sentences that they can't adapt to life "outside". This is also relatively common among anthropologists and related fieldworkers who come home after a long stint in another society only to realize how bizarre their own culture really is.
13th Jan '18 8:39:23 PM bweb
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** Also referenced in the Gaiman poem "Instructions", ''' '' "When you reach the little house, the place your journey started, you will recognize it, although it will seem much smaller than you remember." '' '''
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