: A culture in a fantasy work closely resembles a real-life historical culture.
- Straight: The Bapanese are a dark-haired people noted for katana wielding warriors who obey a strict code of honor, wear kimonos and hakama, and pride themselves on their raw fish and rice dishes.
- Exaggerated: In addition, the Bapanese live on an island to the east of the nations of Bina and Borea.
- Downplayed: The The Bapanese obey a strict code of honor and wield katanas, but they're a blonde haired, pale skinned people.
- Justified: The story takes place in a science fiction setting where aliens attempted to create human worlds using secondhand information.
- Inverted: ???
- Subverted: The writer leads the audience on by expecting them to assume a Bapanese character to be extremely honorbound, only to surprise them when he is sneaky and dishonest...
- Double Subverted: ...Because he's from the dreaded clan of Binja assassins!
- Parodied: The cultures in the setting are counterparts to sub-cultures not often seen in fantasy like Disco enthusiasts, Orcish roller derby teams, and High Elven bronies.
- Zig Zagged: Nobunaga is a Bapanese warrior. However, he doesn't behave like a typical Bamurai, but we later learn that he's an exception and not the norm.
- Averted: No cultures in a work are clear counterparts to real life historical cultures or stereotypes thereof.
- Enforced: ???
- Lampshaded: "If Nobunaga is a Bamurai from Bapan, does that make the rogue a Bassassin from Bitaly?"
- Invoked: ???
- Exploited: ???
- Defied: ???
- Discussed: ???
- Conversed: ???
Beturn to Fantasy Counterpart Culture