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11th May '17 6:25:08 PM yarrunmace
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* In the manga version of {{Akira}}, Lady Mikayo becomes this after taking in refugees in the wake of [[spoiler: Akira's AngstNuke wrecking Neo Tokyo]]. Eventually, she evolves into the de jure leader opposing [[spoiler: Tetsuo]]



* Bard of Esgaroth in ''Literature/TheHobbit''. The democratically elected Master of the village of Laketown is cowardly, miserly, and is tricky with words. Bard, though initially not taken very seriously by the people at large due to his [[CassandraTruth tendency to forecast dire things]], comes to be admired by all after [[spoiler: he kills Smaug.]] Later, the people choose to follow Bard rather than the Master, and Bard becomes King of Esgaroth, and his line holds this office for many generations. Granted, Laketown is a prosperous community and not quite a wasteland community, but it lies on the very edge of the Desolation of Smaug in the shadow of the Lonely Mountain.
22nd Apr '17 5:24:28 PM nombretomado
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* Talgeyl in ''SuikodenV'' plays this almost perfectly straight. Sadly, he's too pessimistic about his town's future to even ask for help when TheHero shows up, though he does later take a turn TrainingThePeacefulVillagers.

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* Talgeyl in ''SuikodenV'' ''VideoGame/SuikodenV'' plays this almost perfectly straight. Sadly, he's too pessimistic about his town's future to even ask for help when TheHero shows up, though he does later take a turn TrainingThePeacefulVillagers.
22nd Dec '16 6:51:11 PM Xtifr
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* Tom Barnard from Kim Stanley Robinson's ''The Wild Shore'' is the only member of the post-apocalyptic South Orange County community who remembers the Old Days before TheWar.

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* Tom Barnard from Kim Stanley Robinson's Creator/KimStanleyRobinson's ''The Wild Shore'' is the only member of the post-apocalyptic South Orange County community who remembers the Old Days before TheWar.
1st Dec '16 4:39:07 AM Morgenthaler
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** A more important character, Shuu, is also a Wasteland Elder, albeit more {{Badass}} than most.

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** A more important character, Shuu, is also a Wasteland Elder, albeit more {{Badass}} badass than most.
1st Aug '16 8:58:13 AM Malady
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* ''VideoGame/AVeryLongRopeToTheTopOfTheSky'': The tribal Somnians have "Grandpa."
26th Jul '16 11:24:41 PM Karxrida
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* King Damas in ''Jak3Wastelander'' fits this trope to a T, except for the fact that, as a ProudWarriorRaceGuy, he and the citizens of Spargus City have taken up arms against the Marauders ''long'' before the main character arrives. [[spoiler:And the fact that he doesn't survive to see the rebuilding.]]

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* King Damas in ''Jak3Wastelander'' ''VideoGame/Jak3Wastelander'' fits this trope to a T, except for the fact that, as a ProudWarriorRaceGuy, he and the citizens of Spargus City have taken up arms against the Marauders ''long'' before the main character arrives. [[spoiler:And the fact that he doesn't survive to see the rebuilding.]]
18th Apr '16 6:45:24 PM Bruxist
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* In the Film/MadMaxFuryRoad comics there's the "history men". Old men who remember enough (or are just good enough at making stuff up) of the old world that they've effectively become the minstrels of the wasteland, regailing listeners with tales of wonder from the old (Pre-Apocalypse) world or the bravery of wasteland warriors. Their bodies are covered with etchings of random phrases like "MCDONALDS", "COCA COLA", "[[Creator/JrrTolkien JRR TOLKIEN]]" etc, effectively making them walking dictionaries. a history man technically shows up in the movie too, but only in a pre-credits quote.

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* In the Film/MadMaxFuryRoad comics there's the "history men"."History Men". Old men who remember enough (or are just good enough at making stuff up) of the old world that they've effectively become the minstrels of the wasteland, regailing listeners with tales of wonder from the old (Pre-Apocalypse) world or the bravery of wasteland warriors. Their bodies are covered with etchings of random phrases like "MCDONALDS", "COCA COLA", "[[Creator/JrrTolkien JRR TOLKIEN]]" etc, effectively making them walking dictionaries. a history man A History Man technically shows up in the movie too, but only in a pre-credits quote.
quote, although Miss Giddy seems to be a proto-History Woman with her tattoos and being entrusted with the Wives' education.
16th Jan '16 1:36:46 PM mrnickname
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[[caption-width-right:350:"When the world fell, they burned the books, leaving nothing but a random colection of wordburgers. We history men and women preserve these stories. Stories by which to navigate the future... and avoid a repetition of the past."]]


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16th Jan '16 1:36:21 PM mrnickname
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16th Jan '16 1:29:21 PM mrnickname
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