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23rd Jun '16 8:35:13 PM nombretomado
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* The Time Traveler does this with matches in ''TheTimeMachine'' by H. G. Wells. He's somewhat disappointed because he's in the far future and had hoped the natives would be the ones doing the impressing.

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* The Time Traveler does this with matches in ''TheTimeMachine'' ''Literature/TheTimeMachine'' by H. G. Wells. He's somewhat disappointed because he's in the far future and had hoped the natives would be the ones doing the impressing.
4th Jun '16 10:51:02 PM nombretomado
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* In the PS2 game ''ShadowOfDestiny'' the main character is transported back to the middle ages and manages to scare away the locals with his lighter.

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* In the PS2 [=PS2=] game ''ShadowOfDestiny'' the main character is transported back to the middle ages and manages to scare away the locals with his lighter.
29th May '16 9:06:34 PM AnoneMouseJr.
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* ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures'': In ''Danger in the Deep Freeze'', black marketeer Peter Bailey fools a tribe of Inuits into believing he's a great shaman with this trick, claiming his cellphone is a "magical black box" that lets him communicate with other shamans across the world. Jackie proves him a fraud by demonstrating his own cellphone and how it works, causing the Inuits to get very mad at Bailey.



* With wars often involving previously unexplored jungles, this trope gets invoked quite often. Natives have been discovered worshipping weaponry, babbling into discarded radios and even making runways in the hopes of summoning the powers the Americans displayed to them.

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* With wars often involving previously unexplored jungles, this trope gets invoked quite often. Natives have been discovered worshipping worshiping weaponry, babbling into discarded radios and even making runways in the hopes of summoning the powers the Americans displayed to them.
15th Mar '16 1:58:32 PM CrankCase
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* In [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fireball_(novel) Fireball]], two teens who travel to an AlternateUniverse where the Roman Empire hasn't collapsed, but hasn't evolved technologically either. One of them is able to convince a Christian priest that he's telling the truth via his digital watch. They later help overthrow the Romans by passing on the technology of longbows, which can be made and understood more easily than more advanced weapons.

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* In [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fireball_(novel) Fireball]], two teens who travel to an AlternateUniverse where the Roman Empire hasn't collapsed, but hasn't evolved technologically either. One of them is able to convince a Christian priest that he's telling the truth via his digital watch. They later help overthrow the Romans by passing on the technology of longbows, which can be made and understood more easily than more advanced weapons.
15th Mar '16 1:56:31 PM CrankCase
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* In a (currently nameless) book, two teens who travel to an AlternateUniverse where the Roman Empire hasn't collapsed, but hasn't evolved technologically either. One of them is able to convince a Christian priest that he's telling the truth via his digital watch. They later help overthrow the Romans by passing on the technology of longbows, which can be made and understood more easily than more advanced weapons.

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* In a (currently nameless) book, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fireball_(novel) Fireball]], two teens who travel to an AlternateUniverse where the Roman Empire hasn't collapsed, but hasn't evolved technologically either. One of them is able to convince a Christian priest that he's telling the truth via his digital watch. They later help overthrow the Romans by passing on the technology of longbows, which can be made and understood more easily than more advanced weapons.
16th Jan '16 11:41:29 PM nombretomado
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* Poked fun at in one strip of ''TheFarSide'', wherein two bears are looking at a rifle on the ground, and one of them says to the other:

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* Poked fun at in one strip of ''TheFarSide'', ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide'', wherein two bears are looking at a rifle on the ground, and one of them says to the other:
13th Dec '15 8:13:02 AM erforce
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** Before giving the speech he actually uses, Darius gives a ShoutOut to ArmyOfDarkness, "Man I wish I knew the '''boom-stick speech''' by heart..."

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** Before giving the speech he actually uses, Darius gives a ShoutOut to ArmyOfDarkness, ''Film/ArmyOfDarkness'', "Man I wish I knew the '''boom-stick speech''' by heart..."
16th Nov '15 8:25:12 AM FF32
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* In ''{{Blackadder}}: Back and Forth'': Thrown back in time and forced to either impress Queen Elizabeth or be executed, Blackadder pulls out his wallet, flashing a credit card and telling Elizabeth of a magical device that can allow you to purchase anything in the whole world. Elizabeth, unimpressed, says that they already have such things: they're called "markets". As he is accosted by palace guards, he drops a roll of breath mints. Elizabeth tastes a mint, and, declaring it "the tastiest thing in the history of the world", lets him go.

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* In ''{{Blackadder}}: ''Series/{{Blackadder}}: Back and Forth'': Thrown back in time and forced to either impress Queen Elizabeth or be executed, Blackadder pulls out his wallet, flashing a credit card and telling Elizabeth of a magical device that can allow you to purchase anything in the whole world. Elizabeth, unimpressed, says that they already have such things: they're called "markets". As he is accosted by palace guards, he drops a roll of breath mints. Elizabeth tastes a mint, and, declaring it "the tastiest thing in the history of the world", lets him go.
1st Nov '15 5:30:18 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* Parodied/subverted by the movie version of ''Film/GeorgeOfTheJungle'': Lyle Van de Groot, rich snob white guy, attempts to impress his native guides by offering them lighters and showing off his camera... even though his guides are clearly familiar with such things. The guides play along for a bit, and then burst out laughing at him, whereupon their translator makes it clear they're not only unimpressed, they know more about cameras than ''he'' does.

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* Parodied/subverted by the movie version of ''Film/GeorgeOfTheJungle'': Lyle Van de Groot, rich snob white guy, attempts to impress his native guides by offering them lighters and showing off his Poloroid camera... even though his guides are clearly familiar with such things. The guides play along for a bit, and then burst out laughing at him, whereupon their translator makes it clear they're not only unimpressed, they know more about cameras than ''he'' does.
10th Oct '15 5:32:42 PM MaddyDonna
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* After ''Comicbook/TheAvengers'' are seperated in a Medieval world, [[IronMan Tony Stark]] tries to scare off some enemies with a road flare. They are not impressed and beat him up.

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* After ''Comicbook/TheAvengers'' are seperated separated in a Medieval world, [[IronMan Tony Stark]] tries to scare off some enemies with a road flare. They are not impressed and beat him up.



* The TropeNamer, as mentioned above, is ''Film/ArmyOfDarkness''. Ash holds his own pretty well in the pit as a one-armed slave in chains, but as soon as he gets hold of his chainsaw and aforementioned boomstick, the village is his.

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* The TropeNamer, as mentioned above, is ''Film/ArmyOfDarkness''. Ash holds his own pretty well in the pit as a one-armed one-handed slave in chains, but as soon as he gets hold of his chainsaw and aforementioned boomstick, the village is his.



* In the pilot episode of ''Series/StargateAtlantis'', Sheppard shows two Athosian kids his nightvision goggles. They immediately ask if they can keep it.

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* In the pilot episode of ''Series/StargateAtlantis'', Sheppard shows two Athosian kids his nightvision night-vision goggles. They immediately ask if they can keep it.
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