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->''"Imagine it... The Victorian Age accelerated. Starships and missiles fueled by coal and driven by steam. Leaving history devastated in its wake."''
-->-- '''The Doctor''', ''Series/DoctorWho'', "Tooth and Claw"

Retro-style SpeculativeFiction set in periods where steam power is king. Very often this will be in an AlternateUniverse where the internal combustion engine never displaced the steam engine, and as a result all manner of cool steam-driven technologies have emerged, ranging from UsefulNotes/{{Airships}} to [[Literature/TwentyThousandLeaguesUnderTheSea submarines;]] the plausible counterpart to {{magitek}}, with a HollywoodScience HandWave or TheSparkOfGenius. Largely, steampunk runs on RuleOfCool, with some supposedly "steam-powered" technology being more advanced than modern electronics. Sometimes combined with the work of Charles Babbage on mechanical computers to produce a kind of retro {{cyberpunk}} set entirely in the Victorian era or a close analogue, with Dickensian exploitation.

Steampunk may be a modern reflection of the 1930s–40s trope of TheGayNineties, an idealized version of the 1890s. While various works may be more chronologically specific, any time from around 1860, through to the 1910's, can be considered fair game. Think of UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar and UsefulNotes/WorldWarI as acceptable bookends: the former is when the technological revolution really started to take off, and the latter when it first started edging into DieselPunk. (Some definitions set the start date earlier, though, perhaps as far back as the 1780s, when the UsefulNotes/IndustrialRevolution first began to take off.) The term "steampunk" was coined by Creator/KWJeter to describe the speculative fiction stories in a Victorian setting that he, Creator/TimPowers, and James Blaylock were writing in the early 1980s in contrast to the cyberpunk stories like ''Neuromancer'' that were saturating media. Steampunk's modern incarnation may be considered a reaction to the popular dystopias of that time: the positive power of the imagination and subversion of the NewTechnologyIsEvil trope are common steampunk themes, although recent steampunk is increasingly likely to deal with dystopian societies, sometimes even drawing upon the works of Charles Babbage to theorize humans with mechanical brains and other things rendering them cyberpunk in all but backdrop and visual trappings.

Elements of steampunk that are set in the American frontier are usually referred to as "{{cattlepunk}}". Some writers and fans refer to the "shiny happy" version as "Victorian Fantasy", "GaslampFantasy" or "Victorian Futurism". Supernatural or paranormal tropes are more frequently included in this approach, in which case the ''Encyclopedia of Fantasy'' favours "Gaslight Romance".

The more Victorian branch of steampunk sometimes also incorporates vaguely [[EldritchAbomination Lovecraftian]] elements, as shown [[http://thetentacleparadox.com/blog/?p=46 here]]. Another good example of the Lovecraftian/antediluvian influence on steampunk would be the design of the ''Nautilus'', Captain Nemo's submarine, in the [[Film/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen film adaptation]] of ''The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.'' Expect to also see a strong, visible Irish influence, in terms of such features as stained wood, brass, and American frontier-style blown glass oil lamps. You will occasionally encounter some minor overlap with the post-Victorian Art Deco movement as well, particularly in terms of typography. The [[UsefulNotes/{{Airships}} Zeppelin]] or rigid airship could also be considered one of the major icons of steampunk, due to the major public enthusiasm for the craft [[UsefulNotes/TheHindenburg pre-1937]]. This is despite them being much more commonplace in the DieselPunk era. To be fair, though, the first airship flew in 1852, predating both the Lincoln Administration and [[OlderThanRadio radio]]- and yes, it was powered by a steam engine.

Creator/JulesVerne, the first SpeculativeFiction writer, is the king of this trope. He and Creator/HGWells are often mentioned as the foundation of a literary steampunk's reading list. For added style, however, knowledge of the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Thought#Movement New Thought]] movement can help, as can [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spiritualism Spiritualism]], as both of those were very popular among the Victorians, and very influential on their thinking. In addition to being a science fiction writer, Jules Verne was also a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natural_history Naturalist]]. The [[http://www.cosmicpolymath.com/the-victorian-ethos-percy-fawcett.html steampunk Naturalist]], as exemplified by Verne and others such as [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Beebe William Beebe]], is one of steampunk's most important subtropes.

If instead of industrial era technology, the setting has pre-industrial technology, see {{clockpunk}}, and if it includes internal combustion engines in place of steam, see {{dieselpunk}}, though there can be crossover between them if used purely aesthetically. Many examples of steampunk mix in a few mutated monsters (probably in homage to Charles Darwin living roughly in the era depicted), thereby bordering upon {{biopunk}}. If it assumes the truth of Victorian-era science, it may also become an example of AllTheoriesAreTrue. Visual media (and the real life steampunk subculture) will never miss a chance to showcase some seriously AwesomeAnachronisticApparel, and for {{fanservice}}'s sake a woman [[OfCorsetsSexy in a corset]] must be involved at some point. As might be expected, steampunk fashion/costuming has a certain amount of overlap with the Gothic subculture, although the Goth look tends to be somewhat darker, and not as heavily focused on machinery as such.[[note]]“Steampunk is what happens when goths discover brown.” -- Jess Nevins[[/note]]

Of course, [[PoliticallyCorrectHistory the difference]] in {{values|Dissonance}} between the Victorian era and the present are rarely mentioned, unless the work is emphasizing the "punk" side of things more than most of them do, or consciously attempting {{Deconstruction}}. This leads to occasional criticisms that steampunks are glamorising the racist, imperialist culture of the Victorian era -- though some of them can and will argue with that.

However, any Victorian-era society which actually tried to create steampunk technology would soon find itself in stark trouble. Barring [[FunctionalMagic magical intervention]], the power requirements necessary to make real-world versions of steampunk devices (or at least Victorian-era versions of 20th century technology) would be enormous, and would soon exhaust all available supplies of coal and wood. [[MohsScaleofScienceFictionHardness A real steampunk society]] would have to either immediately transform into a fully modern society (with oil, gas, and nuclear power driving devices made of modern, lighter materials) or would quickly become, in all probability, a technological dead end. With this said, the recent development of a number of designs of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rocket_stove rocket stoves]] beginning in the 1980s, have demonstrated that a highly fuel efficient steam boiler may in fact not be quite so impractical after all, at least on a small scale. On this point, it is also worth mentioning that the average contemporary power station still runs primarily on large coal-fired steam turbines, and that nuclear power still actually involves running a steam turbine as well, but simply uses the heat from (ideally) contained nuclear reactions to generate steam, rather than a wood or coal-fed fire.

To a large extent, it seems that the fantasy genre is quickly moving away from traditional medieval HeroicFantasy settings and more towards settings inspired by steampunk. Some modern fantasy authors even combine the two.

As noted above, steampunk is not to be confused with {{Goth}}, although the two subcultures do share a similar fashion sense and there is some crossover. It should also be noted that steampunk is not rooted in the {{Punk|Rock}} subculture.

Compare {{Cyberpunk}}, which has some similarities with steampunk, TeslaTechTimeline, the result of moving one step further up the industrial scale, past the steam and gears and into steel and electricity, and RaygunGothic, the aesthetic of SF from the the immediate post-steam era. Compare also LowCultureHighTech, especially if the story takes place in a real-life historical period. Also compare {{Zeerust}}.

For a list of tropes common to steampunk, check out the SteampunkIndex.

Oh, and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFCuE5rHbPA glueing some gears on it]] doesn't make it steampunk. As far as hardware hacking or Makerism specifically are concerned, (as opposed to the purely fictional stuff) the steampunk aesthetic exists on the basis of the idea that something ''looks'' good because it ''is'' good; i.e., a thing's image is an outgrowth of its (effective) fundamental design. This can be achieved in practice, by adhering to a proven engineering tradition, such as the [[http://catb.org/~esr/writings/taoup/html/ UNIX design philosophy]]. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j79XEgsTLoc This]] video may also help to explain further.

There is also a steampunk genre of music (see Music, below), an element of cosplay, and the intersection with the Maker movement as described above (with designers such as Jake von Slatt receiving some mainstream attention). Wiki/TheOtherWiki also has an [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/steampunk article]] about steampunk as well.


* Steampunk/{{Literature}}
* Steampunk/RealLife
* Steampunk/VideoGames


* In [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6vg8Kvd7zc this commercial]] for the California Lottery, a man is being asked about his dog just as he wins the Lotto. He and his dog transform into steampunks, and fly away in a hot air balloon airship.
-->"His name... is Cornelius! And he invented long division!"
* In [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8YgkdGaGKI this commercial]] for Intel Ultrabook, a woman uses one of the laptops in a London Metro station. As she closes it and it converts to a tablet, the scene around her transforms into a Victorian train station and as a steam engine pulls into the station, a curious Victorian crowd gathers.
-->'''Chimney Sweep:''' Is it powered by coal and steam?
-->'''Woman:''' No... it's powered by Intel.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mf7oZtodjLY This coffee commercial]] has a steampunk dirigible which launches pumpkin spice flavoring into a woman's coffee.
* In [[http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2wcmzz this Coca-Cola ad]], a giant steam-driven steampunk machine creates a few ice cubes so an aristocrat can enjoy a glass of Coke.
* [[https://community.spiceworks.com/topic/391793-awesome-commercial-with-steampunk-dinosaurs-and-stuff This commercial]] shows robots evolving - including a steam-driven T-Rex.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B1SXMwYRRGk This commercial]] from Italian liqueur maker Amaro Lucano plays whimsically with the steampunk trope. White tie party goers in 1894 engage in such modern pastimes as texting (with portable telegraph keys), selfies (with a folding plate camera on a selfie stick), and scratching (a DJ using two Victrola phonographs).

[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* ''Anime/NadiaTheSecretOfBlueWater'' is potentially the best known example in anime, being loosely inspired by [[JulesVerne Jules Verne's]] ''"20,000 Leagues Under the Sea"''. Everything fom the setting (1889 France), characters and costume designs, to oceanic travel aboard [[AppliedPhlebotinum phlebotinum powered]] submarines, and ZeppelinsFromAnotherWorld, adheres to a 'Golden Age' aesthetic.
* It's hard not draw comparisons between ''Anime/SecretOfCeruleanSand'' and ''The Secret of Blue Water'', due to [[SerialNumbersFiledOff the sheer number of similarities]], including the titles of both series. Likewise, each is based off a work of Jules Verne[[note]]''Secret of Cerulean Sand'' is loosely based on both ''"Facing the Flag"'' and ''"City in the Sahara"''[[/note]] and has a pervasive steampunk aesthetic. The key differences being, that ''Cerulean Sand'' is set in London and [[SandIsWater the desert is presented as if it were an ocean.]]
* The feature-length {{anime}} ''Anime/{{Steamboy}}'' is required watching for any steampunk affectionado.
* Much of Creator/StudioGhibli's work is like steampunk... without the punk. In particular, Creator/HayaoMiyazaki is incredibly fond of ZeppelinsFromAnotherWorld.
** Also, for instance, [[http://neatorama.cachefly.net/images/2007-08/laputa-robot-ghibli-museum.jpg the robot from]] ''Anime/CastleInTheSky''.
** For other instances: The film based on ''Anime/HowlsMovingCastle'', ''Manga/NausicaaOfTheValleyOfTheWind'' (which tends to be more like SchizoTech) and some bits of ''Anime/PonyoOnTheCliffByTheSea'' and ''Anime/PrincessMononoke''.
%%* ''Anime/LastExile'' is a mixture of this and DieselPunk, with the Guild leaning more to CrystalSpiresAndTogas.
%%* Several of the cities in ''LightNovel/KinosJourney''.
* The version of Professor Moriarty from ''Anime/SherlockHound'' uses a variety of steam-powered contraptions. Some of them are fairly reasonable (a particularly large automobile, a steam-powered press for minting counterfeit coins), but others fall squarely into this (an airplane modeled on a Pterosaur or an amphibious paddle-boat with robotic arms).
* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', like ''Anime/LastExile'' above, combines steampunk and DieselPunk and adds a healthy dose of {{Magitek}}.
* ''Anime/TransformersCybertron'' gives us [[CoolOldGuy Vector Prime]], a clockpunk example.
* Although the tech is not the main focus of the series, ''Manga/DGrayMan'' happens to have a relatively good Science Division where everyone there operates by multiple flat screen television and massive steel plants. In the Victorian Era! And the chief of the Science Division creates enormous robots on a seemingly daily basis.
%%* ''Anime/SamuraiSeven'' is steampunk with giant, flying mechs. Since all the main characters use swords, it balances out.
* A majority of ''Anime/ErgoProxy'' is set around a wind machine called the 400 Rabbits.
* In ''Manga/OnePiece'' the Revolutionary Army seem to have a general Steampunk theme.
* ''Manga/SteamDetectives''. Steam-powered cars, robots, etc, set against the backdrop of a city constantly fogged up; with villains using the dense clouds of steam as cover for their nefarious deeds. [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain Machine Baron]]'s motivation is collecting at least one of each kind of steam-powered robot. His episodes revolve around his attempts to steal the hero's RobotBuddy ''Goriki''.
* ''Manga/TheCaseStudyOfVanitas'' is a steampunk vampire fantasy set in nineteenth-century Paris.
* A number of works by Creator/MohiroKitoh are steampunk, though with a [[DarkerAndEdgier greater emphasis on the "punk" aspect]]. These include the short story collection ''Manga/WingsOfVendemiaire'' and his currently-running series ''Manga/FutagoNoTeikoku''.
* ''Anime/PrincessPrincipal'': With Creator/HGWells Cavorite anti-gravity tech, pollution-filled London filled with factories, dickensian poverty, and suave spy action, This is a Steampunk for TheNewTens.

[[folder:Board Games]]
* ''Forbidden Desert'', a cooperative game based on the crew and passengers of a crashed airship trying to repair their ship and escape the title desert.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* The ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' comic miniseries ''Hearts of Steel'' was set in the 1800's with the giant robots turning into steampunk equivalents of their regular forms. It also had Mark Twain as a badass action hero who saves the town from a coal powered Ravage.
* ''ComicBook/AtomicRobo'' has a steampunk brainwashed cyborg supersoldier, and ''more'' bizarrely a moving pyramid with steam powered robot mummies that is operated by a ''steam-based mechanical computer''.
* The Chris Bachalo drawn series ''ComicBook/{{Steampunk}}'' featuring a cyborg ActionGirl version of Queen Victoria.
* ''Comicbook/TheAmazingScrewOnHead'' and its AnimatedAdaptation.
* ''ComicBook/TwoThousandAD'':
** The series ''ComicBook/{{Defoe}}'' and ''ComicBook/TheRedSeas'' contain elements of this style, typically leaning towards the clockpunk variant, given the Restoration and Age of Piracy settings, respectively. Defoe actually include primitive automatons explicitly referred to as "Clock Punks", presumably in reference to the term.
** The ''ComicBook/NemesisTheWarlock'' storyline "The Gothic Empire" featured a far-future empire which modeled its technology with a heavy steampunk aesthetic. We are introduced to a rebel faction known as the "Young Goths," who, inspired by mid-20th century television broadcasts, wish to remodel their culture along dieselpunk lines.
* There is a 1989 AlternateUniverse comic of Franchise/{{Batman}}, titled ''Gotham by Gaslight'', in which the world's greatest detective has to do battle with Jack the Ripper. While it's mostly a straight period piece, the sequel is ''very'' steampunky, with [[ZeppelinsFromAnotherWorld dirigibles]], [[RobotBuddy automatons]], and {{Death Ray}}s.
** Another Creator/DCComics {{Elseworld}}, ''[[Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica JLA]]: Age of Wonders'' imagines what might have happened if UsefulNotes/NikolaTesla had worked with all DC's {{Omnidisciplinary Scientist}}s: [[Franchise/TheFlash Barry Allen]], [[Comicbook/{{Starman}} Ted Knight]], [[ComicBook/TheAtom Ray Palmer]] ... and ComicBook/LexLuthor.
* The first two volumes of Creator/AlanMoore and Kevin O'Neil's ''ComicBook/LeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen''. (Later volumes are set in the 20th century).
* The origin of Alan Moore's science hero ''ComicBook/TomStrong'' involves a steam-powered pneumatic automaton and a gravity chamber at the birth of the 20th Century.
* Creator/BryanTalbot wrote and drew ''[[ComicBook/LutherArkwright The Adventures of Luther Arkwright]]'' in 1978, proving that steampunk is OlderThanTheyThink. Also the sequel ''Heart of Empire'', and a separate graphic novel called ''ComicBook/{{Grandville}}'' featuring a steampunk world inhabited by [[WorldOfFunnyAnimals anthropomorphic animals]].
* The title character of Creator/NeilGaiman's ''ComicBook/MrHeroTheNewmaticMan'' is a steam-powered automaton from the Victorian era.
* The second part of ''ComicBook/ElEternauta'', a long time classic Argentine comic, features [[TropesThatWillNeverHappen Humongous Steam-Propelled Tanks]] made of timber. Quite cool and original, considering it was released in 1976.
* ''ComicBook/{{Marvel 1602}}'' features Lord Iron, a steampunk version of IronMan in an otherwise ClockPunk world. Because Tony is ''just that good''.
* The ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' miniseries ''Gates of Gotham'' features the Architect, a MadBomber in steampunk PoweredArmor. Red Robin even calls it "steam-punk-ish."
* Arcana Studios' ''Steampunk Originals'' anthology, and other titles in the Steampunk Originals imprint including ''The Steam Engines of [[Literature/LandOfOz Oz]]'' and ''[[ManVersusMachine John Henry]]: The Steam Age''. The Steampunk Originals mission statement says "Goggles, gadgets, and gears: considering steampunk on those terms is no less absurd then imagining our reality populated solely by electricians, hackers, and astronauts".
* In February 2014, DC Comics released 20 books with [[http://www.nerdist.com/2014/01/dc-comics-goes-steampunk-this-february-with-20-killer-covers/ steampunk alternate covers]]. Some of them are more steampunk than others. (The Green Lanterns in ''ruffs'' seem to be about 300 years out...)
* ''Legenderry: A Steampunk Adventure'' is a Creator/DynamiteComics {{Elseworld}} with steampunk versions of assorted Dynamite properties: Comicbook/RedSonja, Franchise/TheGreenHornet, [[ComicBook/TheLastPhantom The Phantom]], Comicbook/{{Vampirella}}, [[Creator/JackKirby Captain Victory, Silver Star]], Series/TheSixMillionDollarMan, Franchise/{{Zorro}} and [[ComicBook/FlashGordonZeitgeist Flash Gordon]]. Dynamite followed this up with ''[[Series/BattlestarGalactica1978 Battlestar Galactica]] 1880''.
* ''ComicBook/TheFiveFistsOfScience'' depicts Creator/MarkTwain and UsefulNotes/NikolaTesla as [[TheyFightCrime action heroes]]... and gives UsefulNotes/ThomasEdison an HistoricalVillainUpgrade.
* ''ComicBook/LadyMechanika'' is set in a steampunk version of England circa 1900. The heroine is steampunk cyborg detective.
* ''Creator/AntarcticPress'' really went full throttle with this as a number of their comics in TheNewTens focus on steampunk including ''ComicBook/SteamWars'', ''Steampunk Fairy Tales'' (which has included Cinderella, Goldilocks, Red Riding Hood, the Snow Queen and a LighterAndSofter version of The Little Match Girl), and ''Steam Busters'' to name a few.

* The crews of the [[http://hmschronabelle.deviantart.com/ HMS Chronabelle]], HMS Amaranth and [[http://www.youtube.com/user/stagethane/ MHS Hysteria]] (led by Captains Mouse, [[http://vladislausdantes.deviantart.com/ Vincent M. Dantes]] and Edward Von Arkham, respectively) are but three of the crews of dirigible aviators sailing the skies between their hometowns and conventions.
** Also Captain Z and the crew of the ''[[https://www.facebook.com/HatefishCrew Hatefish]]'' (a ''Nautilus''-like submarine).
* The trope of the [[SkyPirate Airship Pirate]] has become so overwhelmingly prevalent and predictable that a group of fans rebelled against it by forming the [[https://www.facebook.com/iapssteam/ Imperial Anti-Piracy Squadron]] or IAPS, a delightfully intimidating group who entertain and educate about developing costumes and personae whenever they're not showing off flashy uniforms and shouting in pseudo-Austrian accents.
* Thomas Willeford's Brute Force Studios has made several successful forays into the realm of cosplay:
** Perhaps the most famous is his robotic arm, worn by G. D. Falksen in an iconic photo and by Creator/NathanFillion in an episode of ''Series/{{Castle}}''.
** Most recently, Willeford created a steampunk ''Franchise/IronMan'' suit, calling it "Iron Man 1889". It won top honors in the Marvel Cosplay contest at the 2014 San Diego Comic Con.

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* In the ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' fanfic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8935062/1/Shards-To-A-Whole Shards to a Whole]]'', Tim and Abby decide to go with a steampunk-themed wedding. When Tim explains the concept to the others, Tony is initially less than impressed, since he thinks ''Film/WildWildWest'' is one of the worst movies made in the last twenty years. Tim gives the others a primer in steampunk aesthetic, using the ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' episode "Shindig" as a visual aid.
* An AlternateUniverse ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fic, ''FanFic/TheMareWhoOnceLivedOnTheMoon'', takes place in such a place; the first four sentences are "Lacquered wood. Polished brass. Vented steam. These three things represented the pinnacle of the modern era, an era that shaped and defined Twilight Sparkle's library." Notably, in this fic, the canon magic is significantly nerfed; Twilight's still one of the most powerful unicorns around, in that she can exert as much force with magic as she can with her own four legs. ''Almost.''
* See [[http://ericpoulton.blogspot.com/search/label/steampunk%20star%20wars this blog]] for a very good steampunk rendition of ''Franchise/StarWars''.
* There is an excellent "silent movie" parody of ''Franchise/StarTrek'' -- [[http://www.sisterson.co.uk/ Steam Trek: The Moving Picture]].
-->''In Space, No-one Can Hear You... At All!''
* The ''Literature/HarryPotter'' fanfic ''FanFic/{{Rebuilt}}'' takes place in an AlternateUniverse steampunk setting.

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* ''Disney/TreasurePlanet'' features a really interesting fusion of steampunk and cyberpunk, merging steampunk-style culture, aesthetics, and [[SpaceIsAnOcean physics]] with cyberpunk-level technology.
* ''Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire'' has some aspects of steampunk in the beginning, considering that in 1914 the characters travel to Atlantis in a submarine so technologically advanced at least in design and features that it hasn't been made 95 years on. Oh, and, the giant drill truck. Then again, this is the film that contains flying fish-like craft powered by crystals full of AppliedPhlebotinum, so...
* ''WesternAnimation/TheBoxtrolls'' features the rickety car driven by [[BigBad Snatcher]] and his men and the contraptions built by the titular boxtrolls. [[spoiler: Not to mention the massive SpiderTank Snatcher operates in the finale.]]
* In the ''Disney/TheGreatMouseDetective'', Ratigan uses a pedal-powered zeppelin and [[spoiler: a robotic decoy of the mouse Queen Victoria]] in his EvilPlan.
* The French-Canadian-Belgian film ''Film/AprilAndTheExtraordinaryWorld'' (''Avril et le Monde Truqu&eacute'') is set in an alternate world where many of the world's best scientists have disappeared over the years, stalling the world's technological progress so by 1941 the world is still trapped in the Steam Age. The movie takes a more realistic view of a world still using steam power; a CrapsackWorld where, after the world's coal resources have been depleted, the French government has started strip-harvesting Europe's forests to provide power, and is now preparing for war against North America to control the forests of Canada. The skies are perpetually gray and sooty, and black lung disease is implied to be fairly common.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* The 1954 film adaptation of ''Film/TwentyThousandLeaguesUnderTheSea'' is widely considered a TropeCodifier thanks to Harper Goff's stunning design for the ''Nautilus''.
* Although it also came 20 years before the term was coined, 1965's ''Film/TheGreatRace'', set in Edwardian times with an evil mad scientist and a multitude of wacky inventions, can also be considered a TropeCodifier.
* The [[Film/TheTimeMachine1960 1960]] and 2002 adaptations of ''Literature/TheTimeMachine''. ''Especially'' the [[Film/TheTimeMachine2002 2002]] version--its "star" has a Difference Engine under the readout dials.
* The movie version of ''Film/WildWildWest'' was definite steampunk, including a steam powered giant mechanical spider.
* ''Film/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'', especially [[Creator/JulesVerne Captain Nemo's]] inventions.
* In the ''Film/{{Casper}}'' feature film, the mansion's secret laboratory.
* Doc Brown's time-locomotive at the end of ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartIII'': "It runs on steam!". Another example earlier in the movie was his steam-powered refrigerator (which was big enough to take up a garage by itself).
* The film ''Film/MutantChronicles'' is firmly entrenched in the steampunk genre, though it forgoes zeppelins in favour of flying trains. It actually looks more plausible than it sounds.
* ''Film/VanHelsing'' is set in the 1890s and features all sorts of steam punk gadgets used to fight monsters. Notably an automatic crossbow and switchblade stake are used to attack vampires. Frankenstein's monster is given a steam punk design in this too.
* Creator/ChristopherNolan's film ''Film/ThePrestige'' crosses over into this when RealLife "wizard" UsefulNotes/NikolaTesla enters the story.
* The 2009 film version of ''Film/SherlockHolmes'' can be fairly safely placed in the (soft) steampunk category, what with the few somewhat unrealistic electricity-, steam- and clockwork-based technologies that show up [[RuleOfCool for their sheer coolness]], and the quite accurately [[DarkerAndEdgier dark]] and [[SlidingScaleOfShinyVersusGritty gritty]] vision of VictorianLondon.
* The movie version of ''Film/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents''
* ''Film/YoungEinstein''.
* ''Film/TheImaginariumOfDoctorParnassus''
* [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0052374 ''Vynález zkázy'' a.k.a. ''A Deadly Invention'' a.k.a. ''The Fabulous World of Jules Verne'']], a 1958 Czech masterpiece by Creator/KarelZeman. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6flBc_6Ufrc Enjoy this montage.]]
** Zeman's ''The Stolen Airship'' and ''On the Comet'' also qualify, and even his ''Baron Munchausen'' has elements of the trope.
* Master's post-Blaster attire in ''Film/MadMaxBeyondThunderdome'' could be considered steampunk.
* In Terry Gilliams' ''Film/TheBrothersGrimm'' the brothers wear steampunk-esque uniforms and use steampunky scientific instruments [[spoiler: which really don't do anything, as they are con men.]]
* The 1970s Czechoslovak detective comedy ''Film/AdeleHasntHadHerDinnerYet'' features a lot of steampunky gadgets and esthetics both on the side of the protagonists and the bad guys, given that it's an AffectionateParody of turn-of-the-century pulp novels and penny dreadfuls.
* The 2012 film ''Film/TaiChiZero'' is a fictional retelling of how Tai-Chi first got taught to the outside world. The antagonist of the film wants to bring modern (19th century) ways to the village - including a giant steam-powered railway-laying machine. The sequel, ''Tai-Chi Hero'', continues the tale.
* The Geographer's Guild in ''Film/{{Paddington}}'' with its pneumatic archive tube system.
* The second fantasy sequence in ''Film/SuckerPunch'' takes place in a World War I inspired setting - where the girls must combat German soldiers that have been resurrected by steam punk technology. Blondie and Rocket also have steam punk themed costumes.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/{{Castle}}'' had an episode set in a steampunk-themed club, and Castle went all-out getting into the part. The episode in question is held up as one of the few mainstream shows who [[ShownTheirWork got steampunk right,]] and was the result of an open challenge after the... less than stellar use of it in ''[=NCIS:LA=]'' mentioned below.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** The Christmas special episode "The Next Doctor" (set in 1851) had elements of this, including a [[HumongousMecha hundred-foot high]] steampunk Cyber-King.
*** "Deep Breath", set in Victorian England some time after "The Next Doctor", had steampunk clockwork cyborgs.
** "The Girl In The Fireplace" had clockwork robots in GorgeousPeriodDress. Beautiful and NightmareFuel in one package.
** The Eighth Doctor's ''[[SceneryPorn ridiculously sexy]]'' new steampunk TARDIS [[http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho/classic/gallery/tvmovie/images/1024/dw50.html interior]] from the 1996 TV movie.
** Also the design of Eleven's TARDIS has a few steam punk nods.
** The wooden Victorian-style TARDIS console room used in Season 14 of the original show looks pretty steampunk nowadays as well.
** The 2010 Christmas Special, "A Christmas Carol," had strong steampunk elements as well.
** "The Evil of the Daleks" had a definite steampunk feel. Or would have done, if the 1967 audience had known about steampunk.
* ''Series/{{Firefly}}'', while not ''strictly'' steampunk, does contain a lot of steampunk themes (mixing 19th century aesthetics with sci-fi elements and storylines) as well as steampunk character types such as the Wrench Wench, and went a long way toward popularizing the genre.
* ''{{Series/Fringe}}'': The episode "Brown Betty" has steampunk and SchizoTech designs throughout the episode. Although the episode was more DieselPunk as a whole.
* ''Series/LanternCity'' takes place in an entirely steampunk parallel world.
* ''Series/{{Legend}}'' had a genius inventor character who created all manner of steampunk gear, but the world at large didn't have it.
* ''Series/NCISLosAngeles'': In one episode, Abby goes to a "steampunk bar." But the steampunks are really just {{goth}}s wearing brown, they all act rude [[TheQuincyPunk like punks are expected to act]] and their vocabulary is laced with words borrowed from ''Literature/HarryPotter''.
* The short-lived (six episodes) series '{{Series/QED}}'' showed an american inventor, played by Sam Waterston, coming to Edwardian Great Britain and having adventures there.
* ''Series/{{Revolution}}'': The Georgia Federation has reverted to this full-stop, converting buses and agricultural machinery to steam power in response to the loss of electricity. Miles notes that their standard of living is substantially higher than that of the Monroe Republic at least partly as a result ("[[Recap/RevolutionS1E14TheNightTheLightsWentOutInGeorgia The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia]]").
* ''Series/TheSecretAdventuresOfJulesVerne'' is a steampunk series on the Sci-Fi Channel set in the [[VictorianLondon Victorian era]].
* ''Series/StargateAtlantis'':
** In one episode, Col. Sheppard and Dr. [=McKay=] have been playing an {{RTS}} game they had found on the station, where they each built up and controlled neighboring countries. At least, they ''thought'' it was a game, until they finds a planet with countries built up exactly like they had specified. Dr. [=McKay=]'s country is fully steampunk, with leather and brass, goggles, steam power and dirigibles.
** While this is probably the only episode to invoke the trope intentionally, many other planets of the week in both ''Atlantis'' and ''Series/StargateSG1'' have cultures that are clearly at an 1890s level, from tech to fashion, though it bears little, if any, relevance to the plot. Many establishing shots of smoke-filled cities with skies full of airships, science labs full of brass tubing and smoked glass. The show's artists/costumers, at least, were clearly fans of the genre.
* ''Series/TinMan'', a re-interpretation of ''Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz'', has a distinct steampunk feel to at least the architecture and machinery, with just a tiny bit of cyberpunk thrown in for higher tech purposes. Appropriate to the setting. See "Literature." The Oz books were ''loaded'' with steam-tech.
* ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'': Captain Jack, captured by Torchwood agents in the 19th century, is interrogated by means of a Patent ElectricTorture Device, with the inventors' faces on the lid.
* ''Series/{{Warehouse 13}}'' plays with this, especially in terms of aesthetics, although it's a bit closer to DieselPunk in terms of the artifacts being handled (like the Farnsworth). The field agents, however, use fairly standard modern tech aside from the aforementioned Farnsworths[[note]]untraceable wireless video phones with brass casing, black-and-white only though[[/note]] and [[StunGuns Tesla guns]]. Although when Helena is a field agent, she prefers her own steampunk equipment.
* ''Series/TheWildWildWest'' is one of the earliest examples of steampunk on television. Practically every other episode featured a mad scientist outfitted with Verne-style tech.
* ''Series/TheAdventuresOfBriscoCountyJr'' blended weird sci-fi elements with the 1890s old west.

* The band Music/AbneyPark's whole image is based on steampunk, more now than it used to be. Worth noting that part of their image involves their own CoolAirship. They are drunk [[SkyPirate airship pirates]], after all.
* Thomas Dolby exemplifies this trope and has since the early 80's.
* Music/DoctorSteel plays rather heavily into the Mad Scientist end of the genre and was perhaps the first to bring HipHop into steampunk music.
* Music/UnextraordinaryGentlemen crossed over from {{Goth}}, and still skirt the line rather heavily, playing to steampunk's dark side.
* The Music/ClockworkQuartet ([[http://www.clockworkquartet.com Also found here]]) are entirely based around steampunk, have a steampunk synthesizer, dress in steampunk clothing, and one member has a business on the side selling little clockwork devices.
* The band The Cog Is Dead thrives on being mercilessly steampunk.
* The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing have a very intentionally steampunk aesthetic. Their influences (as listed on [[http://www.myspace.com/blamedfornothing their myspace]]) are "[[StuffBlowingUp exploding boilers]], [[BedlamHouse Bethlehem Royal Hospital and her hilarious inmates]], [[LaResistance working class revolutionaries]], [and] [[BombThrowingAnarchists mad bombers with ink-stained cuffs]]." They even released a ''wax cylinder'' edition of some of their songs. The first wax cylinder recording made since ''1922''.
* Music/{{Voltaire}} has crossed over from {{Goth}} to steampunk (but is still pretty Goth).
* Music/PanicAtTheDisco's third album, ''Vices & Virtues'', seems to be vaguely influenced by steampunk, which is most clearly exemplified in their music video for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOgpdp3lP8M "The Ballad of Mona Lisa"]].
* Music/ProfessorElemental and Music/MrBTheGentlemanRhymer represent a new genre of steampunk music called ChapHop.
* Music/SteamPoweredGiraffe perform as steam-driven robots.
* Music/{{Rush}}'s latest tour is heavily steampunk-influenced.
* The video for "Turn Me On" by Music/DavidGuetta featuring NickiMinaj. Minaj as a clockwork robot in a corset and Guetta as her brass-goggles-wearing creator.
* Ladies and gentlemen, ''AudioPlay/TheDollsOfNewAlbion A Steampunk Opera''. It can be listened to [[http://mochalab.bandcamp.com/album/the-dolls-of-new-albion-a-steampunk-opera here]].
* And there's this song, complaining about misuse of the term: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFCuE5rHbPA
** "Just glue some gears on it, and call it steampunk."
* ''The Incredible Machine'' by Music/{{Sugarland}}. The title track was steampunk-inspired, as was the corresponding tour.
* German band Music/{{Drachenflug}} has heavy steampunk and Fantasy influences in their work and style. Also, they're the organizers of Germany's biggest steampunk convention "Aethercircus".
* Music/LindseyStirling incorporated a steampunk aesthetic in her video for [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvipPYFebWc "Roundtable Rival"]], including goggles, late 19th century fashions and an electric violin fitted with a trumpet bell.

* ''[[VideoGame/ProPinballFantasticJourney Pro Pinball: Fantastic Journey]]'' is one big love letter to steampunk and Creator/JulesVerne, with Professor Steam and his player-assistant building various steam-powered Contraptions to stop the evil General Yagov.

[[folder:Pro Wrestling]]
* Wrestling/BeckyLynch has an outfit and entrance that is very inspired by steam punk. She wears a pair of goggles as accessories, and a blast of steam comes up from the entrance aisle when her music plays.

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* The ''TabletopGame/IronKingdoms'' RPG published by Privateer Press is ''built'' on steampunk. Steampunk and awesome.
* Also by Privateer Press, tabletop wargame ''[[TabletopGame/IronKingdoms Warmachine]]'' is also heavily based on steampunk tropes; with substantial magic and supernatural elements added in.
** No surprise when it's also set in the Iron Kingdoms. Why make a whole new steampunk setting when you've already got a great one in-hand?
* The RolePlayingGame ''TabletopGame/{{Space 1889}}'' (''[[http://www.heliograph.com/space1889/ Space: 1889]]''), as well as the [[http://www.space1889.com/ even obscurer licensed audio dramas]] based on it.
* The RolePlayingGame game ''TabletopGame/MutantChronicles'' (along with its tie-ins, collectible card game ''TabletopGame/DoomTrooper'', battle game ''TabletopGame/WarZone'' and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mutant_Chronicles_(film) the 2008 feature film]]), although it takes place somewhere in the [=XXVIIIth=] century, is actually steampunk, as the Mutants and Dark Symmetry (a kind of evil power field) rendered all electronic devices unreliable and therefore practically unusable, so humanity was forced to rely on steam-powered ones. This was averted in later editions of ''War Zone'', where the universe turned more to DieselPunk and Cybertronic remained straight {{cyberpunk}}.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'''s Dwarves and Chaos Dwarves have loads of steampunk contraptions, including a chopper and for one character, body armour which helps him move. The Empire also has a steam-powered ''{{tank|Goodness}}''.
* The Alchemical ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'' are heroes of a clockwork world who are implanted with steam (and other weird materials) powered devices that make them more effective as hero figures.
* The D20 roleplaying game ''TabletopGame/{{Etherscope}}'' is set in a Victorian, steampunk world complete with the usual paraphernalia. The main difference being the existence of the titular 'etherscope' which allows for the creation of computer-like mechanisms, amongst other things...
* While ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' is generally a HighFantasy RPG, Gnomes tend to border on, or full-out jump into, steampunk.
** The ''TabletopGame/{{Spelljammer}}'' setting in particular uses this, where Gnomes even have "rocket ships."
** In the TabletopGame/{{Mystara}} setting, they've got ''biplanes''.
** 3.5 even features several Prestige Classes made for Gnomes which feature them as steampunk or Clockpunk mad scientists.
** ''TabletopGame/{{Eberron}}'' invokes this trope, along with {{Magitek}}, but is more magic-based technology than steampunk. Actual technology is rare and often not worth it, due to magic being so readily available and easy to learn.
** Some of the more advanced realms in ''TabletopGame/{{Ravenloft}}'' feature steampunk elements.
** None does more in this regard than ''TabletopGame/DragonMech'', which incorporates AfterTheEnd and AlienInvasion elements with its steam-driven HumongousMecha and [[HollywoodCyborg Steamborgs]]
* ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}'' 3rd Edition had a ''Steampunk'' sourcebook, which included various steampunk devices, details of Victoriana, and contained ''three'' steampunk settings: Etheria (PlanetaryRomance); Iron ("conventional" dystopian steampunk) and Qabala (a weird variant, essentially "Golempunk"). This was followed by ''Steam-Tech'', with further gadgets including an automaton detective ([[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial which was not intended to resemble Mr Holmes of Baker Street in any way]]). The 4th edition of the game has a developing line of PDF Steampunk sourcebooks which not only provide 4th edition game mechanics for material from the older books, but bring the game's treatment of the genre more into line with 21st century fashion-driven steampunk. In GURPS [[TechnologyLevels Tech Level]] terms, steampunk is often considered [=TL5+1=], [=TL5+2=], or [=TL6+1=] -- that is, as far advanced as [=TL6=] or [=TL7=], but ''different''.
* The ''TabletopGame/MageKnight'' "Black Powder Rebels" faction was highly steampunk, including steam golems and a steam tank.
* A Polish RPG now released in English, ''TabletopGame/WolsungSteamPulpFantasy'', is more Steam than Punk, and the authors themselves call it Victorian Fantasy. The setting is something similar to our world on the brink of the [=XXth=] century, but filtered through pulp fiction from the time, with a little bit of classic fantasy and lots of pop culture inspirations.
* ''Airship Pirates'' is an RPG based on the songs of Music/AbneyPark (see Music), with all the steampunkery that implies -- indeed, the world it describes is arguably even more steampunk than the songs, since the band describe themselves as "the only Airship Pirates" which the game understandably... [[AdaptationExpansion changes]].
* ''TabletopGame/UnhallowedMetropolis'' is set in the 22nd century, after a ZombieApocalypse wiped out human civilization around 1900. Humanity has finally regained control of a few areas, and is going back to the last golden age of civilization, resulting in a "Neo-Victorian" culture with many elements of this.
* The French ''Ecryme'' RPG is set in an alien world with strong Victorian-era aesthetics and classical steampunk technology.
* ''TabletopGame/CastleFalkenstein'' uses an essentially steampunk setting with added supernatural elements (including Engine Magick) for a good measure.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Victoriana| RPG}}'', an AlternateHistory RPG set near the mid-XIX century, has a definite steampunk element to it.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Deadlands}}'' is essentially steampunk of the WeirdWest variety. It handwaves typical technological limitation of steampunk technology by introduction of 'ghostrock', a kind of coal imbued with spiritual force that can give off tremendous amounts of energy and has other properties very useful to any MadScientist. Also, Manitous.
* In ''TabletopGame/GeniusTheTransgression'' steampunk is the latest fashion fad among mad scientists. Humorously the actual Victorian mad scientists didn't create much in the steampunk style but many of them did use Baroque styles based on idealised 17th century fashions (which was also not actually used by 17th century mad scientists).
* From Ravnica, in TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering, the Izzet are a mix of this and {{Magitek}}.
* In ''TabletopGame/MageTheAscension'' the Sons of Ether, the Magick tradition who tend the sphere of matter, have a largely steampunk aesthetic mixed with RaygunGothic.
* One of the precursor races in ''TabletopGame/{{The Splinter}}'' designed technology to run on steam because they just enjoyed the aesthetic. Because of this, steam punk settings and tech can often be found in The Realm.
* ''TabletopGame/DystopianWars'' which features steam powered tanks, massive airships, huge landships, and HumongousMecha.
* The FATE ''Jadepunk'' setting is Wuxia-toned steampunk that closely resembles the Asian-inspired DieselPunk of ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', only minus the diesel. The book makes it clear several times that the core idea the writers worked to was to play up the 'punk' side and have the PC's go out to fight the corrupt authorities of Kausao City.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Tephra}}'' is a customizable steampunk RPG created by ''[[http://www.crackedmonocle.com/ Cracked Monocle]]''. Set in a unique world populated by elves, satyrs, and gnomes, it utilizes a single twelve-sided die.

* ''Theatre/{{Wicked}}: TheMusical'' has the Clock of the Time Dragon, which is part steampunk and part ClockPunk; the Japanese version cranked it up to ten on the steampunk scale.
* The [[index]]Theatre/{{Mrs Hawking}}[[/index]] play series, in as much as it is more fantastical than your straight-up Victorian historical fiction. Mrs. Hawking's abilities are somewhat exaggerated beyond what a real human would be able to do, perhaps to the point of superheroism.

[[folder:Theme Parks]]
* Following the [[TheEighties 198-something]] revamp of Disneyland California, Tomorrowland was whole-heartedly turned into this, described as something "straight out of Creator/JulesVerne's works." Walt Disney World's Tomorrowland followed suit in the early '90s.
** Also, the Tomorrowland in Disneyland Paris still is something "straight out of Creator/JulesVerne's works."
** Tokyo Disneysea has a VERY steampunk section known as the Mysterious Island, also based on the works of Jules Verne.
* Alton Towers, a popular English theme park, has lots of steampunk influences, mainly focusing on the theme of Victorian travel and discovery. One in-park hotel is steampunk themed, complete with a giant airship and pith-hated gent in the lobby, and one of the park monorails is painted to appear as a locomotive carriage, full of exotic contraptions and the like.
* At [[Ride/UniversalStudios Universal Orlando]]:
** The [=CityWalk=] restaurant, ''Toothsome Chocolate Emporium'' is more-or-less a steampunk goldmine, being themed as a 19th century chocolate factory that carries a very Jules Verne-style to it.
** Fans of Theatre/HalloweenHorrorNights nerdgasmed when they discovered that one of the scarezones in 2010 was ''Saws n' Steam''; fissures opening in the ground cause the oceans to dry up, forcing the homicidal citizens of New Yorkshire to take up steam-powered chainsaws and carve up passerby to extract the water from their bodies. The zone notably features a MASSIVE amount of fog in a small alley, as well as chainsaw-wielding maniacs with goggles and leather on each end and a stage with a steampunk police officer monologuing about how they plan on rebuilding their city; one section of the stage has a tank full of body parts that occasionally fires streams of water at the crowd. Said scarezone was so popular that the next year, a haunted house tie in was made. ''Saws n' Steam: Into The Machine'' actually brings the audience into one of the processing plants, though most of the steampunk design was lost in favor of a more traditional Industrial Revolution aesthetic (except for the facade and costumes).
** Also from Horror Nights was a scarezone in 2015 called ''Scary Tales - Screampunk'', which featured twisted fairy tales in a steampunk setting.
* Parc Astérix in France has L'Oxygenarium. Its backstory is that an inventor named Ferdinand de Teffélé has created in 1900 a machine to purify air.

* ''Franchise/MonsterHigh'' has Robecca Steam, a robot daughter of a mad scientist. Her fashion style is somewhat outdated, but because it evokes steampunk aesthetics, it is quite chic.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Mixels}}'' has the Klinkers, a tribe of mechanical-based Mixels. They're old-fashioned and out of date, yet claimed to be "captains of industry" back in their heyday. Their figures use the gear pieces very heavily.

[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* Engine Machines from ''VisualNovel/ShikkokuNoSharnoth'' are some weird form of technology that has granted VictorianEngland technology on par or superior to our own in many ways, especially military.
* ''VisualNovel/CodeRealize'' takes place in an alternate Victorian era in which steam technology has significantly advanced due to the invention of the "[=NeoSteam=] engine," which greatly improves upon the power and efficiency of steam engines.
* ''VisualNovel/DetectiveHankAndTheGoldenSneeze'' has a couple of very steampunky moments, including a steampunk... mobile phone.

[[folder:Web Animation]]
* ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' did a decidedly skewed "old-timey" version of their characters in [[http://www.homestarrunner.com/sneakvideo.html The Ballad of the Sneak]] (sung by DaVinci's Notebook).
* The animation ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTdzCAGH3lU Invention of Love]]'' is a short story set in a steampunk world.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* During the final arc of ''Webcomic/CaseyAndAndy'', the titular duo are back in the time of Grover Cleveland and lacking their usual gadgets to work with for their upcoming plan. When Jenn points out anything they make with the current supplies would technically fall under this, they perk up and get right to it.
* ''Webcomic/{{Annyseed}}'': Welcome to the delightful home of professor Tripadiculous! Page 49 - 64. Also, Count Tarrorviene's blood machine in other pages.
* ''Webcomic/BlackRose'', mixed with DarkFantasy with the main conflict being an corrupt, industrialized steampunk society versus a more rural territory where magic remains a dominant power.
* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' -- though its creators [[InsistentTerminology would rather you call it]] "Gaslamp Fantasy", as it has as much "luminiferous aether" and "elan vital" as it does steam, and the closest thing it has to "punks" are those gooftastic Jaegermonsters. What it ''does'' have is [[ForScience Mad Science]]. Which rules the world. '''''Badly.''''' From there, the rule is ''anything goes'', as long as some geeky MadScientist might possibly consider it [[RuleOfCool Cool]], [[RuleOfFunny Funny]], or [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Awesome]] enough. Seen to date are [[ClockworkCreature elaborate clockwork robots]], HumongousMecha, ZeppelinsFromAnotherWorld, [[FrankensteinsMonster Frankenstein Monsters]], TimeTravel, and hand-held {{Death Ray}}s.
* ''Webcomic/SfeerTheory'' takes place in a [[FantasyCounterpartCulture Victorian-ish]] era culture where scientists study the workings of [[TitleDrop sfeer]] [[MagicAIsMagicA theory]] in imperially funded universities. As of yet we haven't seen a lot of steam power itself, but other tropes are present, most notable AwesomeAnachronisticApparel. And unlike other steampunk stories, this series will delve into at least some ValuesDissonance in the plot.
* ''Webcomic/TheContinentals'': A steampunk murder, mystery, scifi adventure webcomic set in post Jack the Ripper England where Continental Operative Jeffrey Tiffen Smythe and his gender bending partner the adventress Lady Fiona Fiziwigg investigating a series of brutal "mangling" murders uncovers a tangled web of intrigue, adventure--And murder! Read it [[http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/The_Continentals here.]]
* ''[[http://brokenspacecomic.com Broken Space]]'' features cars, starships, and buildings powered by equal parts steampunk boilers, Clock Punk gears, and {{Magitek}} glyphs.
* The titular ''Webcomic/{{Freakangels}}'' rely a lot on steam and ClockPunk devices in their post-apocalyptic London. Why coal is easier to locate than gasoline hasn't been explained yet.
** Britain isn't known for its oil reserves but has plenty of peat and coal.
* ''Webcomic/TheThrillingAdventuresOfLovelaceAndBabbage'' is set in an alternate universe where RealLife programming pioneers Ada Lovelace and Charles Babbage successfully created the computer in UsefulNotes/VictorianBritain. TheyFightCrime.
* In ''[[http://www.jaydenancrusader.com Jayden and Crusader]]'' the character Sir Reginald Derby is a mad scientist of Steam Engines and claims to have a Steam powered time machine.
** Sir Reginald recently [[http://www.jaydenandcrusader.com/2010/05/28/page-155/ appeared]] piloting an apparently steam powered walking tank.
* ''Webcomic/TheBecoming'' takes place in a world that relies on steampunk technology and it’s citizens generally dress in a Victorian fashion.
* The [[{{Elseworld}} alternate versions]] / [[IdenticalGrandson identical ancestors]]/whatever of the ''Webcomic/{{Narbonic}}'' characters in ''The Astonishing Adventures of Helen Narbon & Co.'' are in a steampunk setting.
* Apparently, in the world of ''Webcomic/{{Adventurers}}'', [[http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/0193.html everything is powered by steam]]. Ardam wonders if electricity wouldn't be better.
* ''[[http://notenoughbbq.com steampunk Soiree]]'', as the name suggests, contains obvious references to steampunk in character costuming, the types of technology used, and the overarching Victorian setting.
* WordOfGod has said that the sqids, Sam Starfall's race in ''Webcomic/{{Freefall}}'', are like this, using zeppelins and exoskeletons similar to the tripods of ''Literature/TheWarOfTheWorlds'' Martians.
* ''Webcomic/{{Clockwork}}'': So far, the comic seems to take place in a post-industrial era with steampunk technology. There are airships—Arcadia's main military advantage over Mercia—as well as various mechs and smaller craft.
* Creator/KateBeaton [[http://www.harkavagrant.com/index.php?id=266 pokes fun]] at the sillier aspects of steampunk aesthetic.
* In ''Webcomic/TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob,'' Molly made a [[http://bobadventures.comicgenesis.com/d/20110301.html steam-powered snowman.]] [[CaptainObvious He melted :(]]
* The dreamworld in ''Webcomic/HoneyAndTheWhirlwind''
* One of the main characters of ''Webcomic/{{Shadowbinders}}'' alternates between our world and a steampunk world.
** Where she ends up on a CoolShip, that can fly thanks to a magic ring that refuses to leave her finger
* In ''Webcomic/OurLittleAdventure,'' [[http://danielscreations.com/ola/comics/ep0102.html an airship makes them discuss the prospect.]]
* ''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}'''s [[http://www.sinfest.net/archive_page.php?comicID=4237 steampunk Jesus.]]
* ''Unearth'' which comes across as a mix of Jules Verne and Jane Austen.
* ''[[http://bostonmetaphysicalsociety.com/ Boston Metaphysical Society]]'': Scientists Alexander Graham Bell, UsefulNotes/ThomasEdison, UsefulNotes/NikolaTesla, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Granville_Woods Granville T. Woods]] and magician Creator/HarryHoudini team up to fight mysterious spiritual forces in 19th century Boston.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* ''[[http://www.lateralscience.co.uk/glitch/index.html The Ernest Glitch Chronicles]]'' (unholy crossbreed with CryptoHistory). First is about an overclocked horse, second is "Victorian Nitrogen Laser", and so on.
* Theatre/TheLeagueOfSTEAM, a fantastic steampunk comedy troupe. In addition to their live performances, they have a little collection of videos on their Website/YouTube channel -- including steampunk ''Franchise/{{Ghostbusters}}'' parodies.
* In the ''Literature/ChaosTimeline'', Germany invents and deploys [[TankGoodness steam-driven tanks]] in this timeline's UsefulNotes/WorldWarI. [[spoiler:And wins.]]
* Tink and Clara of ''WebVideo/TheGuild'' find a steampunk booth at their game convention. Tink dismisses it as "Euro trash for nerds."
* ''Literature/StatlessAndTactless'' takes place in a steampunk setting apparently advanced enough to support cars and giant robots.
* The Rise of the Steam Soul from ''Wiki/TheWanderersLibrary'' plays it for horror.
* ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQT6Bnqsvg0&list=UUDkqSAxY4vNKC2sdPjSlEaA&index=31 Arms Race: Escalation]]''[[note]]starting at the original ''Arms Race'' 5-minute short[[/note]] features an alternate version of the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crimean_War Crimean War]], fought with steam-driven HumongousMecha and automatic firearms-including a man-portable, steam-powered [[GatlingGood minigun]].
* While not strictly steampunk, WebVideo/AgamemnonTiberiusVacuum ''is'' a goggle-wearing mad scientist popular in steampunk circles.
* In October 2013; Wiki/TVTropes briefly changed its logo to a holiday logo featuring old fashioned lettering and a [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/pumpkin_03_2_4493.jpg steampunk jack-o-lantern]].

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''[[Franchise/AvatarTheLastAirbender Avatar]]'':
** In ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', the Fire Nation boasts Industrial-Age innovations, such as trains and tanks powered by coal, steam, and firebending. Most of these were commissioned by extorting an expatriate Earth Kingdom inventor and leader of refugee group in now converted Northern Air Temple, the Mechanist, who dwells within a sanctuary maintained by steam-operated mechanisms and whose prize invention is a large, sophisticated steam-powered telescope. This is unsurprising, since Ghibli's works were one of the things that influenced ''Avatar'''s creators. The show got really steampunky real quick in season two, where a colossal drilling machine was introduced. Then in the third there were ''jet skis'', and Fire Nation engineers invented ''zeppelins'' by reverse-engineering a previously introduced hot-air balloon created by Earth Kingdom inventor. Indeed, the original concept set the series in a futuristic environment, but the idea was scrapped in favor of an ancient feel; nonetheless, some technology was preserved during the change in setting. What makes the Fire Nation's steampunk technology particularly notable is that, unlike the more {{Magitek}} technology of the other nations, much/most of it doesn't need any bending to operate.
** SequelSeries ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' initially takes place in Republic City, described as a "steampunk metropolis" on the official website and set in its world's equivalent of TheRoaringTwenties. Technology seen includes more (and more advanced) zeppelins, cameras, cars, radios, and electronic speakers. However, aside from the zeppelins, most of the technology shown is actually not much different from the tech of the real-life 1920's, to the point where ''Korra'' actually slots better into the category of DieselPunk. That said, we do get steam(?)-powered battle mechs later in the series.
* In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' episode "Showdown", Ra's al Ghul describes his attempt to destroy the transcontinental railroad and bomb Washington back in the 1880s with an advanced war dirigible, complete with cannons, turrets and gatling guns. Unfortunately, his son ruins it by getting Jonah Hex involved.
* The villain Mechanicles' shtick in ''WesternAnimation/AladdinTheSeries''. Improbable-to-impossible mechanical creations of all shapes and sizes. However, they are usually ClockPunk rather than steam-based. Brownie points for earning a mention on the ClockKing page. His plans are often just as elaborate as his machines, and they rely almost entirely on things running according to schedule.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheModifyers'' is set in an unnamed Victorian-esque city, which features scads of clockwork gadgetry and steampowered transports -- from trains, to zepplins. Also, the heroine is a teen spy, who has [[DoAnythingRobot a trusty robot sidekick]], and disguises herself as PerkyGoth with [[FakeBrit a British accent.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TheMysteriousGeographicExplorationsOfJasperMorello'' is an Australian short film about a troubled airship navigator and a dangerous expedition he takes part in. The setting has steam and mechanical zeppelins, and the entire film is animated as though it were shadow puppets and a light box. It was nominated for many awards (including an Academy Award) due to the unique silhouette art-style and the inventive storyline.
* Disney's ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGummiBears'' is filled with steampunk style mechanical oddities such as airships, submarines, massive wind and water generators and the venerable quick car. All of these machines are operated without electricity.
%%Explain * Yet another rejected Nickelodeon pilot, ''WesternAnimation/ConstantPayne'', was steampunk mixed with some futuristic elements.
* The GrandFinale of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'' opens with a short of John Wilkes Booth trying to kill Lincoln- and he fails, thanks to a space-time-hopping Franchise/{{Batman}}. Seconds later, Booth whips out brass armor with steam-powered [[MoreDakka gattling gun arms.]] This is an [[AlternateHistory alternate universe]] with a [[WhatIf different timeline]], as Batman subtly mentions on his way back home at the end of the short- after pounding Booth into submission, with a little help from Honest Abe himself.
* While there is a great deal of SchizoTech running amok, ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' has a few elements of this.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/GreenLanternTheAnimatedSeries'' episode "Steam Lantern", this is the [[PlanetOfHats hat]] of the planet Hal Jordan finds himself on when sent to another universe by the Anti-Monitor.
* The ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' episode "Steampunx" revolved around this genre. With special appearance by Music/ProfessorElemental.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfMarkTwain'', in which the titular Twain attempts to chase Halley's Comet through outer space in a steampunk airship. Then it gets weird.
* The ''WesternAnimation/HarveyBeaks'' two-part episode "Steampunks" is all about the genre. There's also a recurring character named Moff, who is a huge steampunk enthusiast.

* [[http://sillof.com/ Sillof's Workshop]]. Features (among other things) steampunk versions of Comicbook/TheAvengers, [[JusticeLeagueOfAmerica the Justice League]], and the entire cast of the original ''StarWars'' trilogy.
* There are some ''brilliant'' fan-created [[http://news.lugnet.com/adventurers/steampunk steampunk lego]] models out there.
* Many of Leonardo Da Vinci's designs were ClockPunk or steampunk. Among his designs were calculators, helicopters, [[TankGoodness tanks]], and a robot terminator.
* Disney's gonna do this with [[WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShorts Mickey and friends]] in the upcoming ''[[http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2010/03/the-mechanical-kingdom/ Mechanical Kingdom]]'' pin set storyline
* [[http://www.subeta.net Subeta]] has a month-long celebration of {{steampunk}} for its forum members/roleplayers in the spring, called the Atebus Revolution Masquerade.
** [[http://www.valenth.com Valenth]], a related website created by the same people, is entirely based around {{steampunk}} technologies.
* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Neverwas_Haul The Neverwas Haul]] is probably one of the most impressive bits of steampunk art ever created. A steampunk "mobile home" made from 75% recycled equipment and materials, the Neverwas Haul is basically a three-story Victorian mansion on wheels.
* Steampunk and its general fanbase have been [[AffectionateParody affectionately parodied]] on a FunTShirt (which borrowed a line from Jess Nevins): [[http://www.pegasuspublishing.com/steampunk-What-happens-when-Goths-Discover-Brown-T-Shirt-p-30118.html "steampunk: What happens when goths discover brown."]]
* A good discussion of the genre was done here in [[http://unitedfederationofcharles.blogspot.com/2013/07/what-is-steampunk_24.html What IS Steampunk?]] by Blog/TheUnitedFederationOfCharles.