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21st May '17 6:18:01 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' ending, this happens to all of the hobbits in varying degrees. Frodo has the most problems with the "happily ever after" part, although Pippin and Merry also have trouble with staying in the Shire for long, and in the end they spend their last years with Aragorn in Minas Tirith. Sam is the only one who seems to fully fit in again, but after his wife dies, he follows in Frodo's footsteps and sails away to the Undying Lands in the True West. [[http://spontaneousderivation.com/2010/10/09/post-traumatic-stress-disorder-in-fiction-part-2-babylon-5-and-lotr/ Some fans]] believe Frodo had PTSD. Tolkien was a veteran of WorldWarOne.

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* In ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' ending, this happens to all of the hobbits in varying degrees. Frodo has the most problems with the "happily ever after" part, although Pippin and Merry also have trouble with staying in the Shire for long, and in the end they spend their last years with Aragorn in Minas Tirith. Sam is the only one who seems to fully fit in again, but after his wife dies, he follows in Frodo's footsteps and sails away to the Undying Lands in the True West. [[http://spontaneousderivation.com/2010/10/09/post-traumatic-stress-disorder-in-fiction-part-2-babylon-5-and-lotr/ Some fans]] believe Frodo had PTSD. Tolkien was a veteran of WorldWarOne.UsefulNotes/WorldWarI.



* The Sebastion Barry WorldWarOne era novel ''A Long Long Way'' uses both the changed protagonist and changed home themes. The hero is an Irish soldier on the Western Front who returns on leave to find Ireland utterly altered by revolution.

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* The Sebastion Barry WorldWarOne UsefulNotes/WorldWarI era novel ''A Long Long Way'' uses both the changed protagonist and changed home themes. The hero is an Irish soldier on the Western Front who returns on leave to find Ireland utterly altered by revolution.



* In ''Literature/AllQuietOnTheWesternFront'', written by WorldWarOne survivor Erich Maria Remarque (see the pattern here?), the main character Paul Baeumer visits his home to find that he actually longs for the front. In a letter to his mother, he writes that it "now feels like I am really returning home".

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* In ''Literature/AllQuietOnTheWesternFront'', written by WorldWarOne UsefulNotes/WorldWarI survivor Erich Maria Remarque (see the pattern here?), the main character Paul Baeumer visits his home to find that he actually longs for the front. In a letter to his mother, he writes that it "now feels like I am really returning home".



* Reggie goes through this when he returns to the family manor in ''[[Literature/ElementalMasters Phoenix and Ashes]]'' after being in the front lines of WorldWarOne.
* In Creator/HarryTurtledove's ''[[{{Worldwar}} Homeward Bound]]'', this happens to the Yeagers (Sam, Jonathan, and Karen) after the FTL-capable ''Commodore Perry'' brings them back to Earth 30 years after they depart on the SleeperStarship ''Admiral Peary'' for Home. This is also the case for members of the Race who have spent any lengthy period on Earth, as the lizards are not used to change (their empire having remained largely unchanged for the past 50,000 years).

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* Reggie goes through this when he returns to the family manor in ''[[Literature/ElementalMasters Phoenix and Ashes]]'' after being in the front lines of WorldWarOne.
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* In Creator/HarryTurtledove's ''[[{{Worldwar}} ''[[Literature/{{Worldwar}} Homeward Bound]]'', this happens to the Yeagers (Sam, Jonathan, and Karen) after the FTL-capable ''Commodore Perry'' brings them back to Earth 30 years after they depart on the SleeperStarship ''Admiral Peary'' for Home. This is also the case for members of the Race who have spent any lengthy period on Earth, as the lizards are not used to change (their empire having remained largely unchanged for the past 50,000 years).
22nd Apr '17 8:52:49 PM nombretomado
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* This happened to [[spoiler:Adam Dodd]] when he finally arrived back home after winning season one of ''SurvivalOfTheFittest''. He eventually moved across the country as part of his attempt to cope with his experiences on the island.

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* This happened to [[spoiler:Adam Dodd]] when he finally arrived back home after winning season one of ''SurvivalOfTheFittest''.''Roleplay/SurvivalOfTheFittest''. He eventually moved across the country as part of his attempt to cope with his experiences on the island.
16th Apr '17 11:19:21 PM RacattackForce
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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' has Lapis, who in her debut used the oceans to try to go home. [[spoiler:After Steven heals her gem, she regains her wings and is finally able to go home. But when she does, she finds that Homeworld has exponentially changed in the years (likely thousands) she was gone. Homeworld was too advanced for Lapis to the point of her being unable to fit in.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' has Lapis, who in her debut used the world's oceans to try and build a pillar to go home. return to her home planet. [[spoiler:After Steven heals her gem, she regains her wings and is finally able fly back to go her home. But when she does, she finds that Homeworld has exponentially changed in the 5,000 years (likely thousands) she was gone. Homeworld was too had advanced too far for Lapis to the point of her being unable to fit in.]]
24th Mar '17 7:04:38 PM Malady
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* ''Literature/EveryHeartADoorway'': A story about children who go other, fantastical, worlds and adapt, and then they face this trope if they return:
--> An Underworld ... [t]hat ... was accessed by walking through [[MagicMirror a special mirror]], [[{{Lunacy}} under the full moon]]. The girl we lost to that world was home for the holidays when the door opened for her a second time. Her mother broke the glass after she went through. We learned later that the mother had also been there—it was a generational portal—and had wanted to spare her daughter the pain of returning.
21st Mar '17 8:23:26 PM theknack101
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* ''VideoGame/ChronoCross'' has an odd example. The hero gets sucked into an alternate dimension where he died as a child and everything's different...except that the next 20 hours of the game are in Another World and it takes that long to gain the ability to return to Home World. The player never really gets the opportunity to explore Home until then. Serge is a HeroicMime, so we don't know his thoughts on this, but meta-wise this trope is in force for the player.

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* ''VideoGame/ChronoCross'' has an odd example. The Within the first half hour, the hero gets sucked into an alternate dimension where he died as a child and everything's different...except that the next 20 hours of the game are in Another World and it takes that long to gain the ability to return to Home World. The player never really gets the opportunity to explore Home until then. Serge is a HeroicMime, so we don't know his thoughts on this, but meta-wise this trope is in force for the player. However, since the first time you get to properly explore it is after [[spoiler:getting body swapped with your nemesis Lynx, who is feared throughout the land]], its something of an example for him as well.
8th Mar '17 6:23:12 PM danlansdowne
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* Alluded to in the Music/AlStewart song "On the Border":
--> In the village where I grew up
--> Nothing seems the same
--> Still you never see the change from day to day
--> And no-one notices the customs slip away
4th Mar '17 2:20:56 PM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Theon's fellow ironborn reject him for living on the mainland for ten years. He goes to great lengths to prove himself to them, but it only eats away at his sanity and ruins his life.
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.
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