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27th May '18 10:35:49 PM MikeW
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* Played with in ''Film/Timecop''. The opening scene has a terrorist using submachine guns to kill a group of Confederate soldiers in 1864 but that was hardly "showing off" before he did it. Later, an agent is seen going into his Wall Street office in 1929 and listening to a CD player of heavy metal music as he works but makes sure it's in private.

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* Played with in ''Film/Timecop''.''Film/{{Timecop}}''. The opening scene has a terrorist using submachine guns to kill a group of Confederate soldiers in 1864 but that was hardly "showing off" before he did it. Later, an agent is seen going into his Wall Street office in 1929 and listening to a CD player of heavy metal music as he works but makes sure it's in private.
27th May '18 10:34:44 PM MikeW
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* Played with in ''Film/Timecop''. The opening scene has a terrorist using submachine guns to kill a group of Confederate soldiers in 1864 but that was hardly "showing off" before he did it. Later, an agent is seen going into his Wall Street office in 1929 and listening to a CD player of heavy metal music as he works but makes sure it's in private.
17th May '18 12:48:17 AM Hjortron18
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->''Yeah. All right, you primitive screwheads, listen up. See this? This...is my '''''BOOMSTICK!''''' It's a twelve gauge double barreled Remington, S-Mart's top-of-the-line. You can find this in the sporting goods department. That's right, this sweet baby was made in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Retails for about $109.95. It's got a walnut stock, cobalt blue steel and a hair trigger. That's right. Shop Smart. Shop S-Mart. YA GOT THAT!?''

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->''Yeah.->''"Yeah. All right, you primitive screwheads, listen up. See this? This...is my '''''BOOMSTICK!''''' It's a twelve gauge double barreled Remington, S-Mart's top-of-the-line. You can find this in the sporting goods department. That's right, this sweet baby was made in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Retails for about $109.95. It's got a walnut stock, cobalt blue steel and a hair trigger. That's right. Shop Smart. Shop S-Mart. YA GOT THAT!?''THAT!?"''
10th May '18 5:51:36 AM Ninamarie124
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7th Apr '18 9:44:11 PM nombretomado
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* Played straight in all of Larry Niven's ''{{Ringworld}}'' books. Justified in that the explorer's third millennium technology truly IS godlike by the standards of most of the subsistence level natives. Subverted in that at first they frequently trip over the EXISTING religious dogma / cargo cult of the previous owners.

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* Played straight in all of Larry Niven's ''{{Ringworld}}'' ''Literature/{{Ringworld}}'' books. Justified in that the explorer's third millennium technology truly IS godlike by the standards of most of the subsistence level natives. Subverted in that at first they frequently trip over the EXISTING religious dogma / cargo cult of the previous owners.
6th Apr '18 7:50:00 AM Benbeasted
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* Double-subverion in Papua New Guinea when the Australian government was able to get a number of small villages to stop making war on each other by setting up a police station with minimal staff and a machine gun. The villagers, who were all subsistence farmers, still had a few hundred people per village. However, they thought that going to war was a terrifying event (anthropologists noted that many of the older men in the villages showed signs of PTSD) and were happy to have a face-saving reason to avoid doing so.

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* Double-subverion Double-subversion in Papua New Guinea when the Australian government was able to get a number of small villages to stop making war on each other by setting up a police station with minimal staff and a machine gun. The villagers, who were all subsistence farmers, still had a few hundred people per village. However, they thought that going to war was a terrifying event (anthropologists noted that many of the older men in the villages showed signs of PTSD) and were happy to have a face-saving reason to avoid doing so.
11th Mar '18 5:14:10 PM ssbfighter
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* Rain of ''Literature/SavageDivinity'' outfits his retinue with spring loaded versions of the trope, capable of shearing through steel plates at 300 yards.
1st Feb '18 6:41:31 PM foxley
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* ''Series/MacGyver'': In "Good Knight, [=MacGyver=]", Mac convinces KingArthur's court that he is a powerful wizard by lighting a match.

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* ''Series/MacGyver'': ''Series/MacGyver1985'': In "Good Knight, [=MacGyver=]", Mac convinces KingArthur's court that he is a powerful wizard by lighting a match.
26th Jan '18 7:10:56 PM ShiroAkuma
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** Going the other direction, Lyle later attempts to scare George off with a lighter shaped like a handgun. George, having never seen any kind of gun before, keeps charging. Then it turns out the gun is real (Lyle inadvertently grabbed a gun off a guide instead of his lighter, which shares the same shape and look as the gun).

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** Going the other direction, Lyle later attempts to scare George off with a lighter shaped like a handgun. George, having never seen any kind of gun before, keeps charging. Then it turns out the gun is real (Lyle (as Lyle inadvertently grabbed a gun off a guide instead of his lighter, which shares the same shape and look as the gun).with both objects looking identical).
26th Jan '18 7:08:35 PM ShiroAkuma
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* An episode of ''Anime/{{Doraemon}}'' revolved around this: Nobita tried gathering a number of modern objects and using the time machine to travel back in time to the prehistoric age in order to invoke the trope and have the locals make him their king. However, being an idiot, the stuff he took either didn't work in that era (like a radio or a flashlight without batteries), or didn't cause any awe whatsoever (like a pack of playing cards). He ends up mistaken by a monkey and tied to a noose by some cave people [[IdenticalGrandson looking suspiciously like his friends]]. To humiliate him even further, Doraemon shows up, chases away a mammoth with his ray gun and the cave people make ''him'' their king.

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* An episode of ''Anime/{{Doraemon}}'' revolved around this: Nobita tried gathering a number of modern objects and using the time machine to travel back in time to the prehistoric age in order to invoke the trope and have the locals make him their king. However, being an idiot, the stuff he took either didn't work in that era (like a radio or a flashlight without batteries), or didn't cause any awe whatsoever (like a pack of playing cards). He ends up mistaken by a monkey and tied to a noose leash by some cave people [[IdenticalGrandson looking suspiciously like his friends]]. To humiliate him even further, Doraemon shows up, chases away a mammoth with his ray gun and the cave people make ''him'' their king.
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