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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.]]
3rd Nov '16 7:36:03 AM Morgenthaler
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* In "The House That Built Me" by MirandaLambert has the narrator has come back to her childhood home in order to find herself, but the home itself is now owned by someone else. She asks the woman living there if she can come inside and relive some memories.

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* In "The House That Built Me" by MirandaLambert Music/MirandaLambert has the narrator has come back to her childhood home in order to find herself, but the home itself is now owned by someone else. She asks the woman living there if she can come inside and relive some memories.
2nd Nov '16 1:18:53 PM kome360
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** This is effectively the plot in Fallout4: Vault 111's theme was cryogenics research, and the player character was used as a test subject for over 210 years. When they come back to their hometown just a mile away, it's destroyed beyond restoration and has to be scrapped to do any good. Even then, some of their friends and family survived... but most of them have been changed by the wasteland, most importantly [[spoiler:their son, who was raised by MadScientist isolationists and has been terrorizing the wasteland in a well-meaning attempt to save the best of humanity (who are literally detached from the outside world and not exactly going anywhere in their progress). Also, even if you support him, he has stage-three cancer; bringing him back with superscience would REALLY warp his mind into something irredeemable, so he's a dead man.]]
8th Oct '16 4:04:42 AM Adept
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* Rock in ''Manga/BlackLagoon'' during the Yakuza arc.

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* In ''Manga/BlackLagoon'', Rock in ''Manga/BlackLagoon'' returns to his home country of Japan during the Yakuza arc.arc, but found himself unable to return to his family and old life after everything he's experienced since his departure.
7th Oct '16 11:35:49 PM Adept
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* Eragon from ''Literature/TheInheritanceCycle'' decided that, after all the adventure and glories he'd enjoyed as a dragonrider, he can no longer settle back as a farmer in Carvahall. In fact, he decided to leave the continent altogether to train a new generation of riders.
4th Oct '16 11:58:40 PM KeithM
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** This was one of the reasons for the decline (and eventual abandonment) of many of Newfoundland's tiny outport villages: kids went away to school in larger communities, and after working and living there for a while had no interest in returning to an isolated existence.
4th Oct '16 6:41:38 AM Morgenthaler
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* Hudson in ''TheLydianOption'' attributes his return to the frontiers of space to a feeling that he was an outcast after human rights protests against actions he participated in during the Spiral War.

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* Hudson in ''TheLydianOption'' ''Webcomic/TheLydianOption'' attributes his return to the frontiers of space to a feeling that he was an outcast after human rights protests against actions he participated in during the Spiral War.
20th Sep '16 8:49:04 AM Morgenthaler
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Prominent real-life examples are usually based on [[ShellShockedVeteran soldiers returning home]], most commonly from WorldWarI or 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.

Present in Western literature as early as in {{Homer}}'s ''Odyssey'', 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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Prominent real-life examples are usually based on [[ShellShockedVeteran soldiers returning home]], most commonly from WorldWarI UsefulNotes/WorldWarI or TheVietnamWar, 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.

Present in Western literature as early as in {{Homer}}'s ''Odyssey'', 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.
7th Sep '16 6:05:32 PM DEICaboose
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* In ''FanFic/TheUndesirables'', Sonata Dusk [[spoiler: returns to Equestria after a thousand years absence and has trouble adjusting to Equestrian society]].
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