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* Played with for ''Fanfic/LostInCamelot'', although mainly for Kenzi than Bo at first, as Bo finds herself surprisingly fond of Camelot despite the displacement; later explained with [[spoiler:the revelation that Bo is actually ''from'' Camelot, as she was sent into the future when her mother sent her to safety]].

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* PlayedForLaughs in the ''Sonic the Hedgehog'' oneshot ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11508456/1/Shuckster Shuckster]]''. Because Shadow was created 50 years ago, he speaks in outdated 1950s slang.


* This is the basis to the whole story in ''[[VideoGame/{{Onimusha}} Onimusha 3]]'', as main hero Samanosuke Akechi is sent 500 years forward into modern Paris, just as Jean-Jacques, based on actor Jean Reno, is sent back into Samanosuke's time in a crazy time-travel plot to resurrect Nobunaga. Both of them act properly befuddled by their surroundings, especially Samanosuke.

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* This is the basis to the whole story in ''[[VideoGame/{{Onimusha}} Onimusha 3]]'', ''VideoGame/Onimusha3DemonSiege'', as main hero Samanosuke Akechi is sent 500 years forward into modern Paris, just as Jean-Jacques, based on actor Jean Reno, is sent back into Samanosuke's time in a crazy time-travel plot to resurrect Nobunaga. Both of them act properly befuddled by their surroundings, especially Samanosuke.


** The Saber of ''LightNovel/FateStrangeFake'', Richard the Lionheart, is a strange case in that he's an impulsive eccentric that simply doesn't ''care'' to blend in and instead acts like a British Don Quixote [[TheGadfly mostly for the fun of it]].

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** The Saber of ''LightNovel/FateStrangeFake'', ''Literature/FateStrangeFake'', Richard the Lionheart, is a strange case in that he's an impulsive eccentric that simply doesn't ''care'' to blend in and instead acts like a British Don Quixote [[TheGadfly mostly for the fun of it]].


* ''Series/{{Timeless}}'' is centered on this trope, but in one episode, it gets inverted when the team brings Creator/JohnFKennedy into the future.

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* ''Series/{{Timeless}}'' is centered on this trope, but in one episode, it gets inverted when the team brings Creator/JohnFKennedy UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy into the future.


** Two other time travelers, Ethan and Emily, show up in Season 4, but this trope doesn't come into play that much because Ethan [[spoiler: is actually from the present]] and Emily just never seems confused about much of the present things. Except [[CrowningMomentOfFunny high-fives]].

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** Two other time travelers, Ethan and Emily, show up in Season 4, but this trope doesn't come into play that much because Ethan [[spoiler: is actually from the present]] and Emily just never seems confused about much of the present things. Except [[CrowningMomentOfFunny [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments high-fives]].


* ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes'': The Player Character is established to have been pulled from the modern day real world into the medieval-esque Fire Emblem universe against their will. Some of the other characters ask the player about their homeworld, and find the concepts of "buildings that scrape the sky" and "metallic non-horse-drawn wagons" to be amusing.

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* ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes'': The Player Character is established to have been pulled from the modern day real world into the medieval-esque Fire Emblem ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' universe against their will. Some of the other characters ask the player about their homeworld, and find the concepts of "buildings that scrape the sky" and "metallic non-horse-drawn wagons" to be amusing.amusing.
* Judd the cat from ''VideoGame/{{Splatoon}}'' is one of only two known mammals in a setting that's otherwise primarily populated by sapient non-mammalian sea creatures. As it turns out, this is because [[spoiler:Judd was one of the few land animals (if not the ''only'') to survive the catastrophic flooding that wiped out humanity 12,000 years before the start of the game, thanks to his owner sealing him in cyrostasis for 10,000 years]].


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** One scene in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoViceCity'' features this trope. The protagonist, Tommy Vercetti, had been sent to prison in 1971 and released in 1986, shortly before the game started. One of the people he does jobs for is a sleazy porn director who's shooting a pornographic parody of ''Jaws''. Tommy wonders to himself why anybody would go see a movie about fish. Tommy's fondness for Hawaiian shirts also leads to a few jokes that his stint in jail has left his fashion sense TwoDecadesBehind.

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** One scene in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoViceCity'' features this trope. The protagonist, protagonist of ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoViceCity'', Tommy Vercetti, had been sent to prison in 1971 and released in 1986, shortly before the game started. One of the people he does jobs for is a sleazy porn director who's shooting a pornographic parody of ''Jaws''.''Film/{{Jaws}}''. Tommy wonders to himself why anybody would go see a movie about fish. Tommy's fondness for Hawaiian shirts also leads to a few jokes that his stint in jail has left his fashion sense TwoDecadesBehind.


* ''Film/{{Iceman}}'' is a deconstruction of this trope. It asks, completely seriously, how a Neanderthal man frozen for 40,000 years would be able to function in the modern world. The answer is very simple: [[spoiler:he wouldn't.]]

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* ''Film/{{Iceman}}'' ''Film/{{Iceman|1984}}'' is a deconstruction of this trope. It asks, completely seriously, how a Neanderthal man frozen for 40,000 years would be able to function in the modern world. The answer is very simple: [[spoiler:he wouldn't.]]


-->'''Jasper''': Moon pie... what an age we live in.

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-->'''Jasper''': Moon pie... what an age we live in.a time to be alive.

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* ''Webcomic/StandStillStaySilent'': The ghost of a Christian priest from JustBeforeTheEnd turns out to still be around during an era in which Christianity is a dead religion and has been replaced by worshipping the Norse and Finnish gods. This results in her being oblivious to what is considered basic knowledge about ThePlague in the comic's time and being annoyed by one of the few living people she gets to talk with not recognizing allusions to God.

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-->'''Jasper''': Moon pie... what an age we live in.


*** [[Recap/SouthParkS10E13GoGodGoXII The next episode]] shows that he has adapted to life in the future quite well, although his primary concern is still to get a Wii. And when he gets it, [[ShaggyDogStory he can't play it.]]

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*** [[Recap/SouthParkS10E13GoGodGoXII The next episode]] shows that he has adapted to life in the future quite well, although his primary concern is still to get a Wii. And when he gets it, [[ShaggyDogStory he can't play it.]] For bonus points, when he ''does'' return to the present, [[spoiler: he's actually further back [[ShootTheShaggyDog and has to wait months instead of days for the Wii's release]].]]

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* ''Manga/HighSchoolInariTamamoChan'': Tamamo is a fox spirit from the Fushimi Inari shrine in Tokyo who disguises herself as a high school student to learn more about human society. She's fascinated by all sorts of modern conveniences that her fellow students take for granted, like subway trains and bicycles.


** Cavey seemed either reasonably used to most of the 20th century items he encountered (despite a propensity toward trying to eat half of it), or possessed his own Stone Age equivalents of modern tech. In one episode, Cavey made use of one of his club's functions, a firefly-powered "world's first x-ray" beam. Post-"Teen Angels" appearances of Cavey might {{Handwave}} this by showing him as having lived during [[TheFlintstones the Flintstones']] 20th century-like Stone Age.

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** Cavey seemed either reasonably used to most of the 20th century items he encountered (despite a propensity toward trying to eat half of it), or possessed his own Stone Age equivalents of modern tech. In one episode, Cavey made use of one of his club's functions, a firefly-powered "world's first x-ray" beam. Post-"Teen Angels" appearances of Cavey might {{Handwave}} this by showing him as having lived during [[TheFlintstones [[WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones the Flintstones']] 20th century-like Stone Age.

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