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19th Sep '17 10:15:01 PM ZombieAladdin
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* Mirage Saloon from ''VideoGame/SonicMania''. Sonic and Tails' story has Act One start with Sonic and Tails [[LevelsTakeFlight riding the Tornado]], which leads them to [[LocomotiveLevel a train]] driven by Dr. Eggman.

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* The Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog series uses this setting every now and then:
** Crystal Egg Zone from the 8-bit version of ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2'' is vaguely themed on this setting, with cacti, patterns in the terrain inspired by Native American artwork, and the familiar deep blue sky of the desert.
** Rail Canyon Zone and Bullet Station Zone in ''VideoGame/SonicHeroes'' are massive railroad networks within an extremely large canyon. As it was built and operated by MadScientist Dr. Eggman, it has a metallic, industrial look to it, but Eggman fully embraced the western setting in his decor and unusually (for him anyway) large amounts of wooden structures.
** The Rocky Ridge racetrack in ''[[VideoGame/SonicRiders Sonic Free Riders]]'' is set in a gold rush town in a mountainous area. It's at odds with the rest of the game, which adopts a futuristic theme. Rocky Ridge's start/finish line even has the word "WESTERN" painted on it in huge letters!
** Frontier Canyon Zone, the fifth Zone in ''VideoGame/SonicRivals 2'', as its name suggests, is a GhostTown in a canyon.
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Mirage Saloon Zone from ''VideoGame/SonicMania''. Sonic and Tails' story has Act One 1 start with Sonic and Tails [[LevelsTakeFlight riding the Tornado]], which leads them to [[LocomotiveLevel a train]] driven by Dr. Eggman.Eggman; or, as Knuckles, exploring a canyon in the outskirts of the area. All three characters venture into the desert itself in Act 2, which is dotted here and there by saloons and other buildings.



* With how many Franchise/SuperMarioBros games there has been, the western theme will have popped up every now and then:
** Western Land in ''VideoGame/MarioParty 2'', appropriately, embraces this setting for all it's worth.
** Sunset Wilds in ''VideoGame/MarioKart: Super Circuit'' is set on the lands run by a Native American-esque group of Shy Guys.
** The Orange Sector of Prism Island in ''VideoGame/PaperMarioColorSplash'' has a western motif and a train.



* The Orange Sector of Prism Island in ''VideoGame/PaperMarioColorSplash'' has a western motif and a train.

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* The Orange Sector of Prism Island in ''VideoGame/PaperMarioColorSplash'' has a western motif and a train.
19th Aug '17 1:43:14 PM FlyingDuckManGenesis
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* Mirage Saloon from ''VideoGame/SonicMania''. Sonic and Tails' story has Act One start with Sonic and Tails [[LevelsTakeFlight riding the Tornado]], which leads them to [[LocomotiveLevel a train]] driven by Dr. Eggman.
12th Jul '17 11:05:03 AM CynicalBastardo
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* CoolGuns: The Colt M1873 and lever action rifle have acquired legendary status to present day.

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* CoolGuns: The Colt M1873 and Winchester lever action rifle have acquired legendary status to present day.
16th May '17 6:31:54 AM DocJamore
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* ''ComicBook/SuskeEnWiske'': The stories "Bibbergoud", "De TexasRakkers", "De Gouden Locomotief", "De Bevende Baobab",... all take place in the Wild West.

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* ''ComicBook/SuskeEnWiske'': The stories "Bibbergoud", "De TexasRakkers", Texas Rakkers", "De Gouden Locomotief", "De Bevende Baobab",... all take place in the Wild West.



* The ComicBook/LuckyLuke animated features ''WesternAnimation/DaisyTown'' and ''WesternAnimation/LaBalladeDesDalton''.

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* The ComicBook/LuckyLuke animated features ''WesternAnimation/DaisyTown'' ''Daisy Town'' and ''WesternAnimation/LaBalladeDesDalton''.



* DimeNovel inventor Creator/FrankReade had quite a few adventures out West.

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* DimeNovel inventor Creator/FrankReade Frank Reade had quite a few adventures out West.



* ''Series/HopalongCassidy''



* ''Series/TheRoyRogersShow''



* ''Series/TheTexasRangers''



* Music/{{Gangstagrass}}, the band who did the theme song for ''Series/{{Justified}}'', have many Western BoastfulRap songs, like "[[https://youtu.be/ex1Aymc8B_I Quickdraw]]" and "[[https://youtu.be/94zblhgNWGI Gunslinging Rambler]]"

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* Music/{{Gangstagrass}}, Gangstagrass, the band who did the theme song for ''Series/{{Justified}}'', have many Western BoastfulRap songs, like "[[https://youtu.be/ex1Aymc8B_I Quickdraw]]" and "[[https://youtu.be/94zblhgNWGI Gunslinging Rambler]]"



* ''Series/TheRoyRogersShow''
* ''Series/WildBillHickok''

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* ''Series/TheRoyRogersShow''
* ''Series/WildBillHickok''



* ''VideoGame/TroubleInTerroristTown'': Technically if you go on the Mogz server hosted in the UK on the maps de_westwood and cs_desperados the modern guns have been replaced by western ones. However they do not have auto reload which means once your clip is dry (Shotgun 7 shells, DoubleBarrel 2 shells, LeverRifle 5 bullets and 1 bullet for the sharps and six for either the colt or peacemaker) you have to pistol whip your opponent or get out of range and reload.

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* ''VideoGame/TroubleInTerroristTown'': Technically if you go on the Mogz server hosted in the UK on the maps de_westwood and cs_desperados the modern guns have been replaced by western ones. However they do not have auto reload which means once your clip is dry (Shotgun 7 shells, DoubleBarrel Double Barrel 2 shells, LeverRifle Lever Rifle 5 bullets and 1 bullet for the sharps and six for either the colt or peacemaker) you have to pistol whip your opponent or get out of range and reload.



* Several ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' episodes, usually the ones starring Yosemite Sam. Examples include:
** "WesternAnimation/DripAlongDaffy"
** "WesternAnimation/BuckarooBugs"
** "WesternAnimation/BugsBunnyRidesAgain"
** "WesternAnimation/WildAndWoollyHare"
* ''WesternAnimation/PartyWagon''

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* Several ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' episodes, usually the ones starring Yosemite Sam. Examples include:
** "WesternAnimation/DripAlongDaffy"
** "WesternAnimation/BuckarooBugs"
** "WesternAnimation/BugsBunnyRidesAgain"
** "WesternAnimation/WildAndWoollyHare"
* ''WesternAnimation/PartyWagon''
include "WesternAnimation/DripAlongDaffy."
3rd May '17 3:16:36 PM Tightwire
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* Disney's ''HomeOnTheRange''.
11th Apr '17 11:45:56 AM Chabal2
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* ''ComicBook/LesTuniquesBleues'': Tragicomedic comic strip series about two soldiers during the UsefulNotes/AmericanCivilWar.

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* ''ComicBook/LesTuniquesBleues'': Tragicomedic comic strip series about two soldiers that started in the WildWest and became increasingly set during the UsefulNotes/AmericanCivilWar.
28th Mar '17 10:35:10 PM Theriocephalus
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The real Old West was nothing like TheThemeParkVersion (which was originally the creation of 19th-century "dime novels"). There weren't any huge shootouts, quickdraw duels were rare, and gun duels and violent gun-wielding criminals weren't exclusive to desert-like "western" areas. Plus, since many guns were very inaccurate in those days, they sometimes tended to happen in significantly closer quarters than they do in fiction. The average Western town had 1.5 murders per year, and most of those weren't done with guns (due to the West having a relatively small population compared to the East). Carrying guns in these towns was more likely to get you arrested than shot, and you were much more likely to die from diseases like cholera, dysentery, and tuberculosis, or in an accident like being dragged by your own horse, than to be killed in a raging gunfight or get scalped by Indians. Although by means, it was still a lawless and violent era, with three major 19th-century American wars taking place in the frontier (the [[MexicanAmericanWar Mexican-American war]], [[AmericanCivilWar the Civil War]] and the American Indian Wars) and also other range wars, bandit attacks and feuds. Not to mention that courts were almost non-existent, so settlers substituted with vigilance committees, which were more focused on lynching people than doing any law practices. But overall, the Wild West was not so wild--it was actually more simple and boring, in fact.

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The real Old West was nothing like TheThemeParkVersion (which was originally the creation of 19th-century "dime novels"). There weren't any huge shootouts, quickdraw duels were rare, and gun duels and violent gun-wielding criminals weren't exclusive to desert-like "western" areas. Plus, since many guns were very inaccurate in those days, they sometimes tended to happen in significantly closer quarters than they do in fiction. The average Western town had 1.5 murders per year, and most of those weren't done with guns (due to the West having a relatively small population compared to the East). Carrying guns in these towns was more likely to get you arrested than shot, and you were much more likely to die from diseases like cholera, dysentery, and tuberculosis, or in an accident like being dragged by your own horse, than to be killed in a raging gunfight or get scalped by Indians. Although Although, by all means, it was still a lawless and violent era, with three major 19th-century American wars taking place in the frontier (the [[MexicanAmericanWar Mexican-American war]], [[AmericanCivilWar the Civil War]] and the American Indian Wars) and also other range wars, bandit attacks and feuds. Not to mention that courts were almost non-existent, so settlers substituted with vigilance committees, which were more focused on lynching people than doing any law practices. But overall, the Wild West was not so wild--it wild -- it was actually more simple and boring, in fact.



* BadassLongcoat: One could argue this fashion arose from the long duster coats which were commonly worn in this period, and which mythical cowboys--and cool guys in general--have been wearing ever since.

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* BadassLongcoat: One could argue this fashion arose from the long duster coats which were commonly worn in this period, and which mythical cowboys--and cowboys -- and cool guys in general--have general -- have been wearing ever since.
24th Mar '17 6:59:07 AM erforce
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* ''Film/YoungGuns'' and its sequel.

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* ''Film/YoungGuns'' and its sequel.
''Film/YoungGunsII''.
12th Mar '17 9:38:04 AM TristanJeremiah
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The real Old West was nothing like TheThemeParkVersion (which was originally the creation of 19th-century "dime novels"). There weren't any huge shootouts, quickdraw duels were rare, and gun duels and violent gun-wielding criminals weren't exclusive to desert-like "western" areas. Plus, since many guns were very inaccurate in those days, they sometimes tended to happen in significantly closer quarters than they do in fiction. The average Western town had 1.5 murders per year, and most of those weren't done with guns (due to the West having a relatively small population compared to the East). Carrying guns in these towns was more likely to get you arrested than shot, and you were much more likely to die from diseases like cholera, dysentery, and tuberculosis, or in an accident like being dragged by your own horse, than to be killed in a raging gunfight or get scalped by Indians. Although by means, it was still a lawless and violent era, with three major 19th-century American wars taking place in the frontier (the Mexican-American war, the Civil War and the American Indian Wars) and also other range wars, bandit attacks and feuds. Not to mention that courts were almost non-existent, so settlers substituted with vigilance committees, which were more focused on lynching people than doing any law practices. But overall, the Wild West was not so wild--it was actually more simple and boring, in fact.

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The real Old West was nothing like TheThemeParkVersion (which was originally the creation of 19th-century "dime novels"). There weren't any huge shootouts, quickdraw duels were rare, and gun duels and violent gun-wielding criminals weren't exclusive to desert-like "western" areas. Plus, since many guns were very inaccurate in those days, they sometimes tended to happen in significantly closer quarters than they do in fiction. The average Western town had 1.5 murders per year, and most of those weren't done with guns (due to the West having a relatively small population compared to the East). Carrying guns in these towns was more likely to get you arrested than shot, and you were much more likely to die from diseases like cholera, dysentery, and tuberculosis, or in an accident like being dragged by your own horse, than to be killed in a raging gunfight or get scalped by Indians. Although by means, it was still a lawless and violent era, with three major 19th-century American wars taking place in the frontier (the [[MexicanAmericanWar Mexican-American war, war]], [[AmericanCivilWar the Civil War War]] and the American Indian Wars) and also other range wars, bandit attacks and feuds. Not to mention that courts were almost non-existent, so settlers substituted with vigilance committees, which were more focused on lynching people than doing any law practices. But overall, the Wild West was not so wild--it was actually more simple and boring, in fact.
24th Jan '17 1:17:17 PM jamespolk
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* "WesternAnimation/BorrowedTime", a melancholy short about a boy and his father who are traveling by wagon, only to be attacked by bandits.
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