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29th Nov '16 10:25:36 PM Colonel-Knight-Rider
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* In Middle Eastern legend, genies are powerful and independent spirit beings; stories of [[GenieInABottle genies serving humans]] are rare, and gain part of their sense of wonder from the implication that at some point there was a human magician powerful enough to force a genie into servitude. Servant genie stories -- "Aladdin" in particular -- have circulated in the West without the relevant context, leading to a perception that serving humans is a usual thing for genies; in at least one [[Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon well-known film version]] of the Disney/{{Aladdin}} story, the plot resolution explicitly relies on the idea that all genies are ''by definition'' required to live in lamps and grant wishes.

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* In Middle Eastern legend, genies are powerful and independent spirit beings; stories of [[GenieInABottle genies serving humans]] are rare, and gain part of their sense of wonder from the implication that at some point there was a human magician powerful enough to force a genie into servitude. Servant genie stories -- "Aladdin" in particular -- have circulated in the West without the relevant context, leading to a perception that serving humans is a usual thing for genies; in at least one [[Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon well-known film version]] of the Disney/{{Aladdin}} story, the plot resolution explicitly relies on the idea that all genies are ''by definition'' required to live in lamps and grant wishes.wishes unless their human masters wish them free.
3rd Oct '16 4:23:44 PM Radagast
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* The revived '90s version of Music/TheMisfits is generally seen as this to the original band. The new version sings almost exclusively about horror films, leaving behind the violence, rape and other generally disturbing themes that were also part of the Glenn Danzig era.
30th Sep '16 5:34:01 AM Aubri
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* In JurassicWorld, the head scientist explicitly calls out the fact that the creatures they're creating are not accurate to prehistoric dinosaurs, but are 'dinosaur-ish'. This is largely an in-universe explanation for the discrepancies with discoveries about dinosaur feathers and fluff that have been made since the first movie was filmed.

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* In JurassicWorld, ''Film/JurassicWorld'', the head scientist explicitly calls out the fact that the creatures they're creating are not accurate to prehistoric dinosaurs, but are 'dinosaur-ish'. This is largely an in-universe explanation for the discrepancies with discoveries about dinosaur feathers and fluff that have been made since the first movie was filmed.
30th Sep '16 5:31:29 AM Aubri
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* In JurassicWorld, the head scientist explicitly calls out the fact that the creatures they're creating are not accurate to prehistoric dinosaurs, but are 'dinosaur-ish'. This is largely an in-universe explanation for the discrepancies with discoveries about dinosaur feathers and fluff that have been made since the first movie was filmed.
28th Sep '16 10:16:01 AM KeithM
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* The Mesozoic Era gets hit with this trope hard. Many forms of fictional DinosaurMedia will feature the standard [[PredatorsAreMean ugly, bloodthirsty carnivores]] (like ''TyrannosaurusRex'') and [[HerbivoresAreFriendly docile, good-natured herbivores]] (like ''Brontosaurus''), horrifying {{Sea Monster}}s that make the shark from ''Film/{{Jaws}}'' look like a guppy (marine reptiles like ''Plesiosaurus'') and [[PteroSoarer airborne terrors]] that [[DeathFromAbove descend upon helpless creatures on the ground]] (pterosaurs like ''Pteranodon''). The landscape will almost always be depicted as alien and unfamiliar, with even the flora being impossible to recognize, and the whole thing would be completely covered in volcanoes and molten lakes, with everyday life being a constant fight for survival. Of course, nearly all of these are exaggerated and some, like the volcanoes, are almost totally fabricated. The flora of the Mesozoic wasn't all that different from the flora we have now[[note]]and indeed, many of said fauna such as monkey-puzzle trees and ginkoes are still fairly common today[[/note]] and the animals were, for all intents and purposes, still normal animals. A living ''T. rex'' would be no more vicious or terrifying than a modern lion or grizzly bear, and on the flipside, a plant eating dinosaur would not necessarily be friendly (modern plant eaters [[BewareTheNiceOnes certainly aren't]]). The sea reptiles and pterosaurs would likely be the same way.

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* The Mesozoic Era gets hit with this trope hard. Many forms of fictional DinosaurMedia will feature the standard [[PredatorsAreMean ugly, bloodthirsty carnivores]] (like ''TyrannosaurusRex'') and [[HerbivoresAreFriendly docile, good-natured herbivores]] (like ''Brontosaurus''), horrifying {{Sea Monster}}s that make the shark from ''Film/{{Jaws}}'' look like a guppy (marine reptiles like ''Plesiosaurus'') and [[PteroSoarer airborne terrors]] that [[DeathFromAbove descend upon helpless creatures on the ground]] (pterosaurs like ''Pteranodon''). The landscape will almost always be depicted as alien and unfamiliar, with even the flora being impossible to recognize, and the whole thing would be completely covered in volcanoes and molten lakes, with everyday life being a constant fight for survival. Of course, nearly all of these are exaggerated and some, like the volcanoes, are almost totally fabricated. The flora of the Mesozoic wasn't all that different from the flora we have now[[note]]and indeed, many of said fauna such as monkey-puzzle trees and ginkoes are still fairly common today[[/note]] and the animals were, for all intents and purposes, still normal animals. A living ''T. rex'' would be no more vicious or terrifying than a modern lion or grizzly bear, bear ([[SarcasmMode aside from being 20-30 times more massive, three and a half times as tall, six times as long and capable of eating an average lion or grizzly in one bite]]), and on the flipside, a plant eating dinosaur would not necessarily be friendly (modern plant eaters [[BewareTheNiceOnes certainly aren't]]). The sea reptiles and pterosaurs would likely be the same way.
25th Jul '16 12:59:18 PM scaredinmate#94
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* If you live in America, you also think that America has won every war it entered, with the possible exception of Vietnam depending on which side of the spectrum you're on. In fact, America has undeniably lost a few low-key wars in its history, the most crushing being the aforementioned War of 1812, where the British actually set fire to the capital. This might be why it's gone mostly unmentioned. The War of 1812 itself ended as a draw under the Treaty of Ghent, both sides agreeing to end the war as status quo antebellum, or back to the way things were before. Neither side got anything out of it, so neither side can be called a victor. The Burning of Washington, even, was in retaliation to American Forces burning down York first, the then provincial capital of Canada. [[note]]The news of the treaty came after a large American Victory at UsefulNotes/NewOrleans (which happened to be fought after the treaty was signed due to slow communication), leading most Americans to get the impression the war was won.[[/note]]
25th Jun '16 7:51:38 AM Passpartout
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* ''VideoGame/{{Ryse Son Of Rome}}'' does this to Ancient Rome, by taking [[ArtisticLicenseHistory wild liberties with History]] such as having Nero's Rome sacked by barbarians - the city also having hydraulic technology for lifts way ahead of its time -, as well as Romans fluent in [[TheQueensLatin Queens Latin]], ExplodingBarrels and shell shock, a [[Film/{{Gladiator}} gladiator duel between the Hero and some guy named Commodus]], along with borrowing indiscriminately from Greek and Roman mythology, which end up playing as [[DeusExMachina plot convenience]]

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* ''VideoGame/{{Ryse Son Of Rome}}'' does this to Ancient Rome, by taking [[ArtisticLicenseHistory wild liberties with History]] such as having Nero's Rome sacked by barbarians - the city also having hydraulic technology for lifts way ahead of its time -, as well as Romans fluent in [[TheQueensLatin Queens Latin]], ExplodingBarrels and [[EverythingIsBetterWithExplosions shell shock, shock]], a [[Film/{{Gladiator}} gladiator duel between the Hero and some guy named Commodus]], along with borrowing indiscriminately from Greek and Roman mythology, which end up playing as [[DeusExMachina plot convenience]]
25th Jun '16 7:47:54 AM Passpartout
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* ''VideoGame/{{Ryse Son Of Rome}}'' does this to Ancient Rome, by taking [[ArtisticLicenseHistory wild liberties with History]] such as having Nero's Rome sacked by barbarians - the city also having advanced hydraulic technology for lifts -, as well as Romans fluent in [[TheQueensLatin Queens Latin]], ''Exploding Barrels'' and shell shock, a [[Film/{{Gladiator}} gladiator duel between the Hero and Commodus]], along with borrowing indiscriminately from Greek and Roman mythology, which end up playing as [[DeusExMachina plot convenience]]

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* ''VideoGame/{{Ryse Son Of Rome}}'' does this to Ancient Rome, by taking [[ArtisticLicenseHistory wild liberties with History]] such as having Nero's Rome sacked by barbarians - the city also having advanced hydraulic technology for lifts way ahead of its time -, as well as Romans fluent in [[TheQueensLatin Queens Latin]], ''Exploding Barrels'' ExplodingBarrels and shell shock, a [[Film/{{Gladiator}} gladiator duel between the Hero and some guy named Commodus]], along with borrowing indiscriminately from Greek and Roman mythology, which end up playing as [[DeusExMachina plot convenience]]
25th Jun '16 7:44:52 AM Passpartout
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* ''VideoGame/{{Ryse Son Of Rome}}'' does this to Ancient Rome, by taking [[ArtisticLicenseHistory wild liberties with History]] such as having Nero's Rome sacked by barbarians - the city also having advanced hydraulic technology for lifts -, as well as Romans fluent in ''Queens Latin'', [[''Exploding Barrels'' and shell shock, a [[Film/{{Gladiator}} gladiator duel between the Hero and Commodus]], along with borrowing indiscriminately from Greek and Roman mythology, which end up playing as [[DeusExMachina plot convenience]]

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* ''VideoGame/{{Ryse Son Of Rome}}'' does this to Ancient Rome, by taking [[ArtisticLicenseHistory wild liberties with History]] such as having Nero's Rome sacked by barbarians - the city also having advanced hydraulic technology for lifts -, as well as Romans fluent in ''Queens Latin'', [[''Exploding [[TheQueensLatin Queens Latin]], ''Exploding Barrels'' and shell shock, a [[Film/{{Gladiator}} gladiator duel between the Hero and Commodus]], along with borrowing indiscriminately from Greek and Roman mythology, which end up playing as [[DeusExMachina plot convenience]]
25th Jun '16 7:42:37 AM Passpartout
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* ''VideoGame/{{RyseSonOfRome}}'' does this to Ancient Rome, by taking [[ArtisticLicenseHistory wild liberties with History]] such as having Nero's Rome sacked by barbarians - the city also having advanced hydraulic technology for lifts -, as well as Romans fluent in [[QueensLatin]], [[ExplodingBarrels]] and shell shock, a [[''Film/Gladiator'' gladiator duel between the Hero and Commodus]], along with borrowing indiscriminately from Greek and Roman mythology, which end up playing as [[DeusExMachina plot convenience]]

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* ''VideoGame/{{RyseSonOfRome}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Ryse Son Of Rome}}'' does this to Ancient Rome, by taking [[ArtisticLicenseHistory wild liberties with History]] such as having Nero's Rome sacked by barbarians - the city also having advanced hydraulic technology for lifts -, as well as Romans fluent in [[QueensLatin]], [[ExplodingBarrels]] ''Queens Latin'', [[''Exploding Barrels'' and shell shock, a [[''Film/Gladiator'' [[Film/{{Gladiator}} gladiator duel between the Hero and Commodus]], along with borrowing indiscriminately from Greek and Roman mythology, which end up playing as [[DeusExMachina plot convenience]]
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