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28th Aug '16 3:22:04 AM erforce
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* A strange case in ''TheShawshankRedemption'' finds elderly parolee Brooks unable to fit in outside the walls of the prison in which he's spent the better part of his life. Spotlighted when he writes to his friends on the inside, commenting on how he saw a single automobile when he was a boy...and now they're all over the place.

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* A strange case in ''TheShawshankRedemption'' ''Film/TheShawshankRedemption'' finds elderly parolee Brooks unable to fit in outside the walls of the prison in which he's spent the better part of his life. Spotlighted when he writes to his friends on the inside, commenting on how he saw a single automobile when he was a boy...and now they're all over the place.
19th Aug '16 10:20:53 AM Paireon
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* In ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'', Amuro Ray goes to visit his mother on Earth, and ends shooting the Zeon patrol searching for him. His mother is dismayed by how much the war has changed her little boy, and they part less than amicably.
* In ''Anime/AfterWarGundamX'' Roabea and Witz have ADayInTheLimelight'' that ends this way. Roabea finds his first love dead and buried, leaving him no reason to ever return to his hometown. Witz, meanwhile, finds that his widowed mother has remarried and they argue bitterly over his being a mobile suit pilot. At the end, both of them decide their real home is the ''Frieden'', the ship they've been working for as HiredGuns.

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* In ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'', Amuro Ray goes to visit his mother on Earth, and ends up shooting the Zeon patrol searching for him. His mother is dismayed by how much the war has changed her little boy, and they part less than amicably.
* In ''Anime/AfterWarGundamX'' Roabea and Witz have ADayInTheLimelight'' ADayInTheLimelight that ends this way. Roabea finds his first love dead and buried, leaving him no reason to ever return to his hometown. Witz, meanwhile, finds that his widowed mother has remarried and they argue bitterly over his being a mobile suit pilot. At the end, both of them decide their real home is the ''Frieden'', the ship they've been working for as HiredGuns.



* Serves as the main barrier between Domon and Rain's ChildhoodFriendRomance in ''Anime/MobileFighterGGundam''. After an entire adolescence of TrainingFromHell in the mountains, Domon Kasshu gets to return home and find that, well, said home was basically razed to the ground by his apparently now evil older brother. Rain is all that's left from his former life, which would be more a comfort if he had actually spent any of those ten years in the woods learning [[NoSocialSkills how to engage in basic conversation]].

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* Serves as the main barrier between Domon and Rain's ChildhoodFriendRomance in ''Anime/MobileFighterGGundam''. After an entire adolescence of TrainingFromHell in the mountains, Domon Kasshu gets to return home and find that, well, said home was basically razed to the ground by his apparently now evil older brother. Rain is all that's left from his former life, which would be more of a comfort if he had actually spent any of those ten years in the woods learning [[NoSocialSkills how to engage in basic conversation]].



* Happens to Travis Morgan whenever he returns to Earth in ''ComicBook/TheWarlord''. These visits just reinforce Morgan's belief that the LostWorld of Skataris is where he truly belongs.

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* Happens to Travis Morgan whenever he returns to Earth in ''ComicBook/TheWarlord''. These visits just reinforce Morgan's belief that the LostWorld of Skataris Skartaris is where he truly belongs.
12th Aug '16 1:54:43 AM PaulA
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* In ''[[LoisMcMasterBujold Shards of Honor]]'', Cordelia Naismith of Beta Colony gets hit with this trope, which directly results in her becoming [[Literature/VorkosiganSaga Cordelia Vorkosigan]] of Barrayar. It probably would have been less awful if she hadn't been [[NotBrainwashed Mistaken For Brainwashed]] at the same time.
** To some extent, Kareen Koudelka returning to Barrayar in ''A Civil Campaign'' after her year on Beta Colony.

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* Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold's ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'':
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In ''[[LoisMcMasterBujold Shards of Honor]]'', ''Literature/ShardsOfHonor'', Cordelia Naismith of Beta Colony gets hit with this trope, which directly results in her becoming [[Literature/VorkosiganSaga Cordelia Vorkosigan]] Vorkosigan of Barrayar. It probably would have been less awful if she hadn't been [[NotBrainwashed Mistaken For Brainwashed]] at the same time.
** To some extent, Kareen Koudelka returning to Barrayar in ''A Civil Campaign'' ''Literature/ACivilCampaign'' after her year on Beta Colony.
31st Jul '16 2:08:38 PM nombretomado
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* The DCComics villain Superboy-Prime spent most of his existence trying to return to his home universe where all these annoying super-beings only existed in comic books. He finally succeeded at the end of the ''ComicBook/FinalCrisis'' MegaCrossover. But when he got home, he discovered that his family and girlfriend had been following his "adventures" in the comics - all the atrocities he had committed, the tortures, the mutilations, and the at-least-eleven-digit body count he had racked up - and considered him a monster.

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* The DCComics Creator/DCComics villain Superboy-Prime spent most of his existence trying to return to his home universe where all these annoying super-beings only existed in comic books. He finally succeeded at the end of the ''ComicBook/FinalCrisis'' MegaCrossover. But when he got home, he discovered that his family and girlfriend had been following his "adventures" in the comics - all the atrocities he had committed, the tortures, the mutilations, and the at-least-eleven-digit body count he had racked up - and considered him a monster.
26th Jul '16 1:31:03 AM Bronzethumb
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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.

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* Steve Rogers in ''[[Film/TheAvengers2012 The Avengers]]'', Avengers]]'' and to a lesser degree in ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier''. Like his comic counterpart, he wakes up in the 2010s after being frozen since WWII. 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 world]]. While ''The Winter Soldier'' shows that he Steve has started adjusting to adjust 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.
* Krall, the villain of ''Film/StarTrekBeyond'', is revealed
to be a seasoned soldier and wartime leader who had trouble adapting when his new life.culture transitioned from violent barbarism to peacetime, and eventually came to resent his own people. [[spoiler:''Krall is a human''. He was a MACO who fought in [[StarTrekEnterprise the Xindi and Romulan wars]]; when the Federation was formed and the MACO's were dissolved in favour of the exploratory, non-military Starfleet, he became a starship captain.]]
15th Jul '16 10:16:05 AM eowynjedi
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* In ''Anime/AfterWarGundamX'' Roabea and Witz have ADayInTheLimelight'' that ends this way. Roabea finds his first love dead and buried, leaving him no reason to ever return to his hometown. Witz, meanwhile, finds that his widowed mother has remarried and they argue bitterly over his being a mobile suit pilot. At the end, both of them decide their real home is the ''Frieden'', the ship they've been working for as HiredGuns.
2nd Jul '16 6:31:31 PM NaturesRose
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* Part of the {{Deconstruction}} of [[spoiler: Homura's ability to go back in time to SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong]] in ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica''. [[spoiler: The multiple attempts to change Madoka's fate end up changing Homura's personality from a ShrinkingViolet {{Meganekko}} to a cold [[ShellShockedVeteran Shell Shocked]] [[AloofDarkHairedGirl Aloof Dark Haired]] MagicalGirl who grows more and more distant from the other four girls with each repetition of the timeline because of what she knows and what they don't. The original vulernable [[FanNickname Moemura]] is kept buried deep inside, only evident in select instances such as in Episode 10, when she tearfully laments to Madoka that while to her Homura was this mysterious transfer student whom she had only known for a few weeks, to Homura Madoka was ''everything'' because she had given up so much for her sake.]]

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* Part of the {{Deconstruction}} of [[spoiler: Homura's ability to go back in time to SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong]] in ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica''. [[spoiler: The multiple attempts to change Madoka's fate end up changing Homura's personality from a ShrinkingViolet {{Meganekko}} to a cold [[ShellShockedVeteran Shell Shocked]] [[AloofDarkHairedGirl Aloof Dark Haired]] MagicalGirl who grows more and more distant from the other four girls with each repetition of the timeline because of what she knows and what they don't. The original vulernable [[FanNickname Moemura]] is kept buried deep inside, only evident in select instances such as in Episode 10, 11, when she tearfully laments to Madoka that while to her Homura was this mysterious transfer student whom she had only known for a few weeks, to Homura Madoka was ''everything'' because she had given up so much for her sake.]]
1st Jul '16 7:54:35 PM nombretomado
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* AndreNorton examples, often involving a RipVanWinkle situation:

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* AndreNorton Creator/AndreNorton examples, often involving a RipVanWinkle situation:
14th Jun '16 6:56:39 AM Morgenthaler
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* The situation occurs in ''Comicbook/TheLifeAndTimesOfScroogeMcDuck'' by Creator/DonRosa. Scrooge leaves Scotland as a 13-year-old and briefly visits home when 18. In 1902, a 35-year-old Scrooge has earned a small fortune and attempts to resettle in Scotland. Having spend most of his life in the United States, South Africa, Australia and Canada, Scrooge has problems being accepted by traditional Scottish villagers. Soon Scrooge decides to return to the United States, this time taking his two sisters with him.

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* The situation occurs in ''Comicbook/TheLifeAndTimesOfScroogeMcDuck'' by Creator/DonRosa. Scrooge leaves Scotland as a 13-year-old and briefly visits home when 18. In 1902, a 35-year-old Scrooge has earned a small fortune and attempts to resettle in Scotland. Having spend spent most of his life in the United States, South Africa, Australia and Canada, Scrooge has problems being accepted by traditional Scottish villagers. Soon Scrooge decides to return to the United States, this time taking his two sisters with him.
14th Jun '16 5:22:40 AM ChronoLegion
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* In Creator/MikhailAkhmanov and Christopher Nicholas Gilmore's ''Literature/CaptainFrenchOrTheQuestForParadise'', the titular character's backstory involves feeling this way after his historic relativistic flight to Alpha Centauri back in the 21st century (the events of the novel take place 20,000 years later). The original mission plan was to survey the system and return to Earth with a detailed report. Instead, French chooses to send a brief report via radio and continue to other star systems before finally returning home. However, his wife and daughter are long-dead by that point (they would've been alive if he'd returned as planned), and everyone treats him as a hero. The success of the new drive system results in government-operated space programs shutting down and private enterprises taking over. French ends up a hero without a job or any family or friends he recognizes. He finally decides that enough is enough when his ship is about to be sold at an auction. He absconds with the ship and sets course for the first extrasolar colony, pioneering space trade.

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* In Creator/MikhailAkhmanov and Christopher Nicholas Gilmore's ''Literature/CaptainFrenchOrTheQuestForParadise'', the titular character's backstory involves feeling this way after his historic relativistic flight to Alpha Centauri back in the 21st century (the events of the novel take place 20,000 years later). The original mission plan was to survey the system and return to Earth with a detailed report. Instead, French chooses to send a brief report via radio and continue to other star systems before finally returning home. However, his wife ex-wife and daughter are long-dead by that point (they would've been alive if he'd returned as planned), and everyone treats him as a hero. The success of the new drive system results in government-operated space programs shutting down and private enterprises taking over. French ends up a hero without a job or any family or friends he recognizes. He finally decides that enough is enough when his ship is about to be sold at an auction. He absconds with the ship and sets course for the first extrasolar colony, pioneering space trade.
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