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11th Sep '16 10:24:22 PM Dingbot
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* A [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-3HEyR-c3M Dodge commercial]] shows a disheveled British soldier in the UsefulNotes/TheAmericanRevolution running back to his lines to warn them of an attack by the Americans. The soldiers line up in formation and prepare to fire upon the hidden forces, followed seconds later by three roaring [[CoolCar Challenger SRT8 muscle cars]] - one of which is driven by UsefulNotes/GeorgeWashington - to coming screaming in over a hill followed by horses and soldiers. The redcoats panic and flee. Sadly, the car's weren't painted in [[AmericanRobot red, white and blue]].

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* A [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-3HEyR-c3M Dodge commercial]] shows a disheveled British soldier in the UsefulNotes/TheAmericanRevolution running back to his lines to warn them of an attack by the Americans. The soldiers line up in formation and prepare to fire upon the hidden forces, followed seconds later by three roaring [[CoolCar Challenger SRT8 muscle cars]] - one of which is driven by UsefulNotes/GeorgeWashington - to coming screaming in over a hill followed by horses and soldiers. The redcoats panic and flee. Sadly, the car's cars weren't painted in [[AmericanRobot red, white white, and blue]].
9th Aug '16 5:16:08 AM ErikModi
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** In another episode, a human slaver who sells Unas has captured the team and develops a liking for firearms, as they inflict more pain to the Unas than staff weapons. He kills a slave Unas by emptying the entire clip and then says that the drawback of the weapon appears to be that it overheats quickly (obviously, he doesn't understand the concept of ammunition). After a beat, he produces the clips for the weapon and shows that he has figured out how to reload it.

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** In another episode, a human slaver who sells Unas has captured the team and develops a liking for firearms, as they inflict more pain to the Unas than staff weapons. He kills a slave Unas by emptying the entire clip and then says that the drawback of the weapon appears to be that it overheats quickly stops functioning after a time (obviously, he doesn't understand the concept of ammunition). After a beat, he produces the clips for the weapon and shows that he has figured guesses they have something to do with it (and indeed, doesn't take long to figure out how to reload it.reload).
9th Aug '16 5:14:30 AM ErikModi
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** And perhaps somewhat subverted in a much later episode when O'Neil's team delivers several crates filled with modern firearms to help supply a group of rebel Jaffa they're allied with. The Jaffa, more used to the flashy energy weapons they'd been trained with by the Goa'uld they'd previously served, are quite skeptical of the value of the Earth-made weapons. O'Neill has to convince them that they're worth using by having Carter (wielding a FN[Fabrique Nationale] P-90) do a side-by-side comparison with a Jaffa marksman wielding a staff weapon at the shooting range. The staff weapon blows a flaming chunk out of the target log, while the P-90 ''saws it in half''. O'Neill points out that staff weapons are designed to invoke this trope by being big, flashy, and terrifying, whereas a P-90 is designed to kill things very efficiently.

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** And perhaps somewhat subverted in a much later episode when O'Neil's team delivers several crates filled with modern firearms to help supply a group of rebel Jaffa they're allied with. The Jaffa, more used to the flashy energy weapons they'd been trained with by the Goa'uld they'd previously served, are quite skeptical of the value of the Earth-made weapons. O'Neill has to convince them that they're worth using by having Carter (wielding a FN[Fabrique Nationale] P-90) do a side-by-side comparison with a Jaffa marksman wielding a staff weapon at the shooting range. The staff weapon blows a flaming chunk out of the target log, log (and misses two out of five shots), while the P-90 ''saws it in half''.half'', before Carter finishes by firing a single shot to cut the rope the log is hanging from. O'Neill points out that staff weapons are designed to invoke this trope by being big, flashy, and terrifying, whereas a P-90 is designed to kill things very efficiently.
27th Jul '16 10:31:18 AM Kakai
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* In ''ComicBook/WhiteSand'', Baon introduces medievalesque Daysiders to firearms by blowing the head off a warrior-priest attacking his group. The friendly Daysider, Kenton, is suitably freaked out.
12th Jul '16 2:24:08 AM Chabal2
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* The EasterEgg prizes for the armies that won the ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' campaign ''Dark Shadows'' were a set of "Magic Items" supposedly found near the NegativeSpaceWedgie at the North Pole. They're fairly obviously mundane equipment from ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'', for example a PowerFist and a Laser Sword, that [[MagicFromTechnology seem like magic]] to the natives.

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* The EasterEgg prizes for the armies that won the ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' campaign ''Dark Shadows'' were a set of "Magic Items" supposedly found near the NegativeSpaceWedgie at the North Pole. They're fairly obviously mundane equipment from ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'', for example a PowerFist PowerFist, a flamer and a Laser Power Sword, that [[MagicFromTechnology seem like magic]] to the natives.
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.
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