History Main / WastelandElder

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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[[caption-width-right:350:"When the world fell, they burned the books, leaving nothing but a random colection collection of wordburgers. We history men and women preserve these stories. Stories by which to navigate the future... and avoid a repetition of the past."]]

16th Jan '16 1:36:21 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."]]

16th Jan '16 1:29:21 PM mrnickname
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15th Jan '16 10:12:28 PM nombretomado
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* Mother Abagail in Stephen King's post-apocalyptic novel ''TheStand'' . Although the community of Boulder has a [[DisasterDemocracy democratically elected government]], everyone still respects her for her age and wisdom nonetheless.

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* Mother Abagail in Stephen King's post-apocalyptic novel ''TheStand'' .''Literature/TheStand'' . Although the community of Boulder has a [[DisasterDemocracy democratically elected government]], everyone still respects her for her age and wisdom nonetheless.
13th Jan '16 7:18:50 AM mrnickname
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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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10th Nov '15 12:21:09 PM Vogie
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* Gilliam in ''Film/Snowpiercer'' is a the equivalent, where he's the de facto leader of the lower class in the back section of the train that's travelling throught the wasteland.

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* Gilliam in ''Film/Snowpiercer'' ''{{Film/Snowpiercer}}'' is a the equivalent, where he's the de facto leader of the lower class in the back section of the train that's travelling throught the wasteland.
10th Nov '15 12:17:59 PM Vogie
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* Gilliam in ''Film/Snowpiercer'' is a the equivalent, where he's the de facto leader of the lower class in the back section of the train that's travelling throught the wasteland.
7th May '15 8:58:09 PM nombretomado
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* ''DominicDeegan Oracle for Hire'': After the death of the mayor of Barthis and destruction of the town in a horrific necromantic attack, Pamela Chayler becomes the unofficial town spokeswoman and stands up to [[SmugSnake slimy businessman Serk Brakkis]]. She's later officially elected mayor, and not only gets the town rebuilt but adds cultural institutions and lowers the crime rate.

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* ''DominicDeegan ''Webcomic/DominicDeegan Oracle for Hire'': After the death of the mayor of Barthis and destruction of the town in a horrific necromantic attack, Pamela Chayler becomes the unofficial town spokeswoman and stands up to [[SmugSnake slimy businessman Serk Brakkis]]. She's later officially elected mayor, and not only gets the town rebuilt but adds cultural institutions and lowers the crime rate.
7th Nov '14 3:13:15 PM Ramidel
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** The trope was played somewhat more classically way back in the first appearance of [[MadClown Buggy the Clown]], although in that case he was the alder of a perfectly normal town which had only started to take on qualities of 'wasteland' recently after being occupied by circus-themed pirates.

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** The trope was played somewhat more classically way back in the first appearance of [[MadClown [[MonsterClown Buggy the Clown]], although in that case he was the alder of a perfectly normal town which had only started to take on qualities of 'wasteland' recently after being occupied by circus-themed pirates.
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