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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.
13th Jun '16 10:08:23 PM lorgskyegon
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* Very notably, explorer Marco Polo experienced this. He left home at 17 to explore Asia with his father and uncle and didn't return for almost 25 years. He barely spoke his own language anymore and of the family that was still alive, most of them thought he was already dead or didn't recognize him.
6th Jun '16 11:18:14 AM Doug86
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* Invoked in ''VideoGame/{{Bloodborne}}'': You're tasked with defeating the spawn of the Old Gods so that you can get out of the EldritchLocation you're stuck in and go home... but you might learn too much. The more "Insight" you obtain, the more your character comes to understand a smidgen about how these incomprehensible beings work and gain ThroughTheEyesOfMadness. Your character may become enthralled by the pursuit of occult knowledge, or fearful that these creatures will devour humanity if they are not hunted down and chased out of the universe. If you choose to stay after your quest is done, Gehrman decides to mercy-kill you because only a madman would willingly continue to murder and be murdered by an endless slew of EldritchAbominations while they are subjected to daily MindRape. In the ending where you don't, it's revealed that you were adventuring in your home town all along; just in astral form and subject to YourMindMakesItReal eldritch vision.

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* Invoked in ''VideoGame/{{Bloodborne}}'': You're tasked with defeating the spawn of the Old Gods so that you can get out of the EldritchLocation you're stuck in and go home... but you might learn too much. The more "Insight" you obtain, the more your character comes to understand a smidgen about how these incomprehensible beings work and gain ThroughTheEyesOfMadness. Your character may become enthralled by the pursuit of occult knowledge, or fearful that these creatures will devour humanity if they are not hunted down and chased out of the universe. If you choose to stay after your quest is done, Gehrman decides to mercy-kill you because only a madman would willingly continue to murder and be murdered by an endless slew of EldritchAbominations {{Eldritch Abomination}}s while they are subjected to daily MindRape. In the ending where you don't, it's revealed that you were adventuring in your home town all along; just in astral form and subject to YourMindMakesItReal eldritch vision.
26th May '16 6:29:18 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* This happens a lot in the works of WilliamFaulkner, but it's most prevalent in ''Flags in the Dust'', where Bayard has to deal with coming home from WWI when his twin brother...didn't.

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* This happens a lot in the works of WilliamFaulkner, Creator/WilliamFaulkner, but it's most prevalent in ''Flags in the Dust'', where Bayard has to deal with coming home from WWI when his twin brother...didn't.
27th Apr '16 11:52:39 PM coralina33
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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.
26th Apr '16 1:45:56 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* ''Film/LocalHero'': After spending several weeks in a charming small British town, the main character comes back to his hypermodern NYC apartment and looks uncomfortable.

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* ''Film/LocalHero'': After spending several weeks in a charming small British Scottish town, the main character comes back to his hypermodern NYC apartment and looks uncomfortable.
24th Apr '16 10:06:16 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* ''Film/LocalHero'': After spending several weeks in a charming small British town, the main character comes back to his hypermodern NYC apartment and looks uncomfortable.
16th Apr '16 1:58:41 AM Morgenthaler
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* In Joe Haldeman's novel ''TheForeverWar'', the main character, a soldier in the war, repeatedly deals with culture shock because, thanks to TimeDilation, time passes more quickly on Earth than it does for him. During the novel, the main character experiences four years, but centuries pass on Earth. WordOfGod says that the novel was inspired by the author's experience of fighting in the VietnamWar and then returning home.

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* In Joe Haldeman's novel ''TheForeverWar'', ''Literature/TheForeverWar'', the main character, a soldier in the war, repeatedly deals with culture shock because, thanks to TimeDilation, time passes more quickly on Earth than it does for him. During the novel, the main character experiences four years, but centuries pass on Earth. WordOfGod says that the novel was inspired by the author's experience of fighting in the VietnamWar and then returning home.



* {{Homer}}'s ''Literature/TheOdyssey''. In this case, a spell was actually placed on the land so that Odysseus wouldn't recognize his homeland until he asked someone where he was.

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* {{Homer}}'s Creator/{{Homer}}'s ''Literature/TheOdyssey''. In this case, a spell was actually placed on the land so that Odysseus wouldn't recognize his homeland until he asked someone where he was.



* One of the In-Universe folktales from ''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 ''WatershipDown'', ''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.



* Happens at the end of ''DeGoudenDolk'' (The Golden Dagger), an adventure novel by Thea Beckman. After spending years of fighting in the second crusade, protagonist Jiri Rambor finds life in his old village boring and uneventful after his return.

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* Happens at the end of ''DeGoudenDolk'' ''Literature/DeGoudenDolk'' (The Golden Dagger), an adventure novel by Thea Beckman. After spending years of fighting in the second crusade, protagonist Jiri Rambor finds life in his old village boring and uneventful after his return.



* Deconstructed in EastOfEden. Seeing Lee's struggles in trying to fit in, Sam Hamilton suggests perhaps he might go " back" to China. Lee reminds him that he was born in Grass Valley, CA, grew up in California, and went to University of California, and he DID try going to China, only to find that he fit in less there than he did in the States because things changed so much since his father's time.

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* Deconstructed in EastOfEden.''Literature/EastOfEden''. Seeing Lee's struggles in trying to fit in, Sam Hamilton suggests perhaps he might go " back" to China. Lee reminds him that he was born in Grass Valley, CA, grew up in California, and went to University of California, and he DID try going to China, only to find that he fit in less there than he did in the States because things changed so much since his father's time.



* Tom Hauptmann gets a huge dose of this after time-traveling via TheSlowPath in CallahansCrosstimeSaloon. He was imprisoned for a decade in a South American dictatorship. When he gets home, he has to deal with all of the accumulated cultural upheavals of the 60s at once -- and it's an added challenge for him as he started out as a priest.

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* Tom Hauptmann gets a huge dose of this after time-traveling via TheSlowPath in CallahansCrosstimeSaloon.''Literature/CallahansCrosstimeSaloon''. He was imprisoned for a decade in a South American dictatorship. When he gets home, he has to deal with all of the accumulated cultural upheavals of the 60s at once -- and it's an added challenge for him as he started out as a priest.



* The castaways of ''GilligansIsland'' were returned to civilization in the 1978 reunion movie ''Rescue from Gilligan's Island.'' The Skipper, unable to get an insurance settlement unless the passengers of the "Minnow" attest that the shipwreck was not his fault, travels with Gilligan to visit everyone. They find that returning to normal life has not been easy for their friends. Ginger is upset that raunchy movies have replaced the glamorous ones from her time, the Professor's inventions have been created in his absence (and he's being pressured to spend all his time raising funds for the university), the Howells have moved beyond their wealthy society friends and Mary Ann has outgrown her fiance.

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* The castaways of ''GilligansIsland'' ''Series/GilligansIsland'' were returned to civilization in the 1978 reunion movie ''Rescue from Gilligan's Island.'' The Skipper, unable to get an insurance settlement unless the passengers of the "Minnow" attest that the shipwreck was not his fault, travels with Gilligan to visit everyone. They find that returning to normal life has not been easy for their friends. Ginger is upset that raunchy movies have replaced the glamorous ones from her time, the Professor's inventions have been created in his absence (and he's being pressured to spend all his time raising funds for the university), the Howells have moved beyond their wealthy society friends and Mary Ann has outgrown her fiance.
15th Apr '16 10:26:45 PM Chabal2
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