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* ''Fanfic/PeterParkersFieldTripOfCourseItsToStarkIndustries'': Apparently there is a model of Stark Tower in UsefulNotes/LasVegas.
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See also: {{Flynning}}, FluffyCloudHeaven, FireAndBrimstoneHell, PlotTumor, HollywoodAtlas.

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-->'' “How can there be any human understanding that can persuade itself there ever was all that infinity of [[IncorruptiblePurePureness Amadises]] in the world, or [[KnightErrant all that multitude of famous knights]], all those [[TheEmperor emperors]] of Trebizond, all those [[BloodKnight Felixmartes of Hircania]], all those [[CoolHorse palfreys]], and [[DamselErrant damsels-errant]], and serpents, and [[OurMonstersAreDifferent monsters]], and [[OurGiantsAreBigger giants]], and [[{{Escapism}} marvellous adventures]], and [[AWizardDidIt enchantments]] of [[MagicAIsMagicA every kind]], and [[ThisIsTheFinalBattle battles]], and [[ContrivedCoincidence prodigious encounters]], [[ErmineCapeEffect splendid]] [[GorgeousPeriodDress costumes]], [[SatelliteLoveInterest love-sick]] [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses princesses]], [[TheLancer squires]] [[StandardHeroReward made counts]], [[PluckyComicRelief droll]] [[OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame dwarfs]], [[LoveLetterLunacy love letters, billings and cooings]], {{Swashbuckler}} [[ActionGirl women]], and, in a word, all that [[ClicheStorm nonsense]] [[MedievalEuropeanFantasy the books of chivalry]] contain?''

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-->'' “How can there be any human understanding that can persuade itself there ever was all that infinity of [[IncorruptiblePurePureness Amadises]] in the world, or [[KnightErrant all that multitude of famous knights]], all those [[TheEmperor emperors]] of Trebizond, all those [[BloodKnight Felixmartes of Hircania]], all those [[CoolHorse palfreys]], and [[DamselErrant damsels-errant]], and serpents, and [[OurMonstersAreDifferent monsters]], and [[OurGiantsAreBigger giants]], and [[{{Escapism}} marvellous adventures]], and [[AWizardDidIt enchantments]] of [[MagicAIsMagicA every kind]], and [[ThisIsTheFinalBattle battles]], and [[ContrivedCoincidence prodigious encounters]], [[ErmineCapeEffect splendid]] [[GorgeousPeriodDress costumes]], [[SatelliteLoveInterest love-sick]] [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses [[PrincessClassic princesses]], [[TheLancer squires]] [[StandardHeroReward made counts]], [[PluckyComicRelief droll]] [[OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame dwarfs]], [[LoveLetterLunacy love letters, billings and cooings]], {{Swashbuckler}} [[ActionGirl women]], and, in a word, all that [[ClicheStorm nonsense]] [[MedievalEuropeanFantasy the books of chivalry]] contain?''


* In ''VideoGame/FatalFury 2'' and its expansion ''Special'', Andy Bogard's satge is set in Italy for some reason (he is an American McNinja, after all). The fight takes place on a boat that seems to be running through the channels of Venice, passing by the Coliseum and the Leaning Tower of Pisa. The famed Venetian canals also serve as the backdrop for the Fatal Fury Team's stage in ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters '94'' (as Terry, Andy, and Joe officially were "Team Italy" that year), though the venue is only limited to that area of Italy.

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* In ''VideoGame/FatalFury 2'' and its expansion ''Special'', Andy Bogard's satge stage is set in Italy for some reason (he is an American McNinja, after all). The fight takes place on a boat that seems to be running through the channels of Venice, passing by the Coliseum and the Leaning Tower of Pisa. The famed Venetian canals also serve as the backdrop for the Fatal Fury Team's stage in ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters '94'' (as Terry, Andy, and Joe officially were "Team Italy" that year), though the venue is only limited to that area of Italy.


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* In Western culture, the term "tantra" has come to be associated with sex. There's ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tantra a lot]]'' more to it than that, however.


** VideoGame/AssassinsCreedI and the other games more or less dials down the role of religion in the actual medieval era, insisting that such religious sects as UsefulNotes/TheHashshashin and UsefulNotes/TheKnightsTemplar were HidingBehindReligion and really secular humanists. While this compromise makes commercial sense and fits with the overall meta-narrative, it ends up giving a distorted view of the period and history.
** The later games rarely tackle the importance of class and social background. The blending mechanic allows a Native American like Connor to hide in a group of Colonial Bostonians, a cockney thug like Jacob Frye to talk on even terms with the British Prime Minister and for the Florentine exile and outsider Ezio Auditore to easily interact with a range of class groups in a time where costume, rank, title and appearance were crucial social signifiers.
** The games also codified LeParkour in games as a climbing and traversal mechanic which simplifies both the human body and the surfaces and architecture of various cities to facilitate said gameplay. Other mechanics such as the naval gameplay of VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIVBlackFlag is more or less a simplified and condensed simulation of naval combat with ships easily navigated the wind and the waves.

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** VideoGame/AssassinsCreedI ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedI'' and the other games more or less dials down the role of religion in the actual medieval era, insisting that such religious sects as UsefulNotes/TheHashshashin and UsefulNotes/TheKnightsTemplar were HidingBehindReligion and really secular humanists. While this compromise makes commercial sense and fits with the overall meta-narrative, it ends up giving a distorted view of the period and history.
** The later games rarely tackle the importance of class and social background. The blending mechanic allows a Native American like Connor [[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIII Connor]] to hide in a group of Colonial Bostonians, a cockney thug like [[JVideoGame/AssassinsCreedSyndicate Jacob Frye Frye]] to talk on even terms with the British Prime Minister and for the Florentine exile and outsider [[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedII Ezio Auditore Auditore]] to easily interact with a range of class groups in a time where costume, rank, title and appearance were crucial social signifiers.
** The games also codified LeParkour in games as a climbing and traversal mechanic which simplifies both the human body and the surfaces and architecture of various cities to facilitate said gameplay. Other mechanics such as the naval gameplay of VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIVBlackFlag ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIVBlackFlag'' is more or less a simplified and condensed simulation of naval combat with ships easily navigated the wind and the waves.



* In ''VideoGame/FatalFury 2'' and its expansion ''Special'', Andy Bogard's stge is set in Italy for some reason (he is an American McNinja, after all). The fight takes place on a boat that seems to be running through the channels of Venice, passing by the Coliseum and the Leaning Tower of Pisa.

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* In ''VideoGame/FatalFury 2'' and its expansion ''Special'', Andy Bogard's stge satge is set in Italy for some reason (he is an American McNinja, after all). The fight takes place on a boat that seems to be running through the channels of Venice, passing by the Coliseum and the Leaning Tower of Pisa. The famed Venetian canals also serve as the backdrop for the Fatal Fury Team's stage in ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters '94'' (as Terry, Andy, and Joe officially were "Team Italy" that year), though the venue is only limited to that area of Italy.


* In American film and literature, many Native Americans suffer from this trope. Pick any nation you like, and if you bother to do the research, you will find a complex society with all the trimmings: a working economy, clearly defined values and morals, a deep religion, a highly developed language, and a well-developed system of governemnt. Yet some authors portray Native Americans as backward, childlike people who all [[YouNoTakeCandle talk like Tonto]],[[note]]Forgetting that Tonto was often portrayed as being smarter than Radio/TheLoneRanger[[/note]] and others portray them all as nature-bonded Noble Savage MagicalNativeAmerican stereotypes in BraidsBeadsAndBuckskins who are mercilessly slaughtered by the brutish white man. It's difficult at times to ascertain which is more offensive.

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* In American film and literature, many Native Americans suffer from this trope. Pick any nation you like, and if you bother to do the research, you will find a complex society with all the trimmings: a working economy, clearly defined values and morals, a deep religion, a highly developed language, and a well-developed system of governemnt. Yet some authors portray Native Americans as backward, childlike people who all [[YouNoTakeCandle talk like Tonto]],[[note]]Forgetting that Tonto was often portrayed as being smarter than Radio/TheLoneRanger[[/note]] Franchise/TheLoneRanger[[/note]] and others portray them all as nature-bonded Noble Savage MagicalNativeAmerican stereotypes in BraidsBeadsAndBuckskins who are mercilessly slaughtered by the brutish white man. It's difficult at times to ascertain which is more offensive.


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* On Amazon, a rather extreme reviewer of ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' argued that the architecture and costumes were all wrong for the time period, attempting to pinpoint when they could take place, speculating that the story would be sometime after the 1630's, around the reign of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, instead of accepting the film's blatant AnachronismStew for what it was.
* Disney's Beauty and the Beast falls prey to this trope in its sequel, ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeastTheEnchantedChristmas''. It takes place in the Enchanted Castle, has Belle, the Beast, and the Enchanted Objects... and has pretty much nothing else related to the original film.

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* On Amazon, a rather extreme reviewer of ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Aladdin}}'' argued that the architecture and costumes were all wrong for the time period, attempting to pinpoint when they could take place, speculating that the story would be sometime after the 1630's, around the reign of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, instead of accepting the film's blatant AnachronismStew for what it was.
* Disney's Beauty and the Beast falls prey to this trope in its sequel, ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeastTheEnchantedChristmas''.''WesternAnimation/BeautyAndTheBeastTheEnchantedChristmas''. It takes place in the Enchanted Castle, has Belle, the Beast, and the Enchanted Objects... and has pretty much nothing else related to the original film.



* In Middle Eastern legend, genies are powerful and independent spirit beings; stories of [[GenieInABottle genies serving humans]] are rare, and gain part of their sense of wonder from the implication that at some point there was a human magician powerful enough to force a genie into servitude. Servant genie stories -- "Aladdin" in particular -- have circulated in the West without the relevant context, leading to a perception that serving humans is a usual thing for genies; in at least one [[Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon well-known film version]] of the Disney/{{Aladdin}} story, the plot resolution explicitly relies on the idea that all genies are ''by definition'' required to live in lamps and grant wishes unless their human masters wish them free.

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* In Middle Eastern legend, genies are powerful and independent spirit beings; stories of [[GenieInABottle genies serving humans]] are rare, and gain part of their sense of wonder from the implication that at some point there was a human magician powerful enough to force a genie into servitude. Servant genie stories -- "Aladdin" in particular -- have circulated in the West without the relevant context, leading to a perception that serving humans is a usual thing for genies; in at least one [[Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon well-known film version]] of the Disney/{{Aladdin}} WesternAnimation/{{Aladdin}} story, the plot resolution explicitly relies on the idea that all genies are ''by definition'' required to live in lamps and grant wishes unless their human masters wish them free.


[[TropesAreTools This isn't always a bad thing, however.]] A simplification of the rules, characters, and activities present in the media can be used to [[RuleOfDrama help streamline]] [[RuleOfFun the experience,]] as long as it is used carefully and deliberately. While dumbing down the material means that it isn't as complex or interesting, it also trims out [[InfoDump a lot of]] Exposition, making the media either more accessible or less restricted.

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[[TropesAreTools [[Administrivia/TropesAreTools This isn't always a bad thing, however.]] A simplification of the rules, characters, and activities present in the media can be used to [[RuleOfDrama help streamline]] [[RuleOfFun the experience,]] as long as it is used carefully and deliberately. While dumbing down the material means that it isn't as complex or interesting, it also trims out [[InfoDump a lot of]] Exposition, making the media either more accessible or less restricted.


* ''Series/DoctorWho'': In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E2TheFiresOfPompeii "The Fires of Pompeii"]], Donna briefly thinks the Doctor has literally taken her to an Ancient Rome theme park when she sees a sign written in English, not knowing about the TARDIS' psychic translation circuits.
-->"Are you having me on? Are we in Epcot?"
* ''Series/GameOfThrones'', acclaimed as it is on its own, has been accused of being this towards its source material ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire''. Arguably a legitimate criticism as some trope-defying situations from the book series become victim of a far less complex interpretation in the series. For example, the books followed Catelyn Stark instead of Robb Stark (focusing on the mother of the traditional hero instead of the hero himself), but the series disregarded this and focused on Robb instead, relegating Catelyn to the sidelines.

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[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E2TheFiresOfPompeii "The Fires of Pompeii"]], Pompeii"]]: Donna briefly thinks the Doctor has literally taken her to an Ancient Rome theme park when she sees a sign written in English, not knowing about the TARDIS' psychic translation circuits.
-->"Are --->"Are you having me on? Are we in Epcot?"
** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E7TheUnicornAndTheWasp "The Unicorn and the Wasp"]] is a homage to Creator/AgathaChristie. The writer deliberately went for the popular perception of what her novels are like rather than the actuality, resulting in a villain who acts like an over-the-top version of one of her villains [[spoiler:because he's been accidentally brainwashed to act that way]].
* ''Series/GameOfThrones'', acclaimed as it is on its own, has been accused of being this towards its source material ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire''. Arguably a legitimate criticism criticism, as some trope-defying situations from the book series become victim of a far less complex interpretation in the series. For example, the books followed Catelyn Stark instead of Robb Stark (focusing on the mother of the traditional hero instead of the hero himself), but the series disregarded this and focused on Robb instead, relegating Catelyn to the sidelines.


* Almost all references and/or parodies of anime & manga in Western culture show the Theme Park version of the media, filled with big-breasted, [[PantyShot short-skirted]] schoolgirls, {{Stock Shonen Hero}}es pulling off completely ridiculous moves and carrying huge swords that are clearly meant to [[CompensatingForSomething Compensate for Something]], [[AllAnimeIsNaughtyTentacles tentacle monsters]], HumongousMecha, {{Kaiju}}, and PhonyMon. Almost the only time a reference/parody of manga/anime in Western culture ''isn't'' this is when the creator himself is actually an anime/manga fan.

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* Almost all references and/or parodies of anime & manga in Western culture show the Theme Park version of the media, filled with big-breasted, [[PantyShot short-skirted]] schoolgirls, {{Stock Shonen Hero}}es pulling off completely ridiculous moves and carrying huge swords that are clearly meant to [[CompensatingForSomething Compensate for Something]], [[PhonyMon Pokemon expies]], [[AllAnimeIsNaughtyTentacles tentacle monsters]], HumongousMecha, {{Kaiju}}, and PhonyMon.{{Kaiju}}. Almost the only time a reference/parody of manga/anime in Western culture ''isn't'' this is when the creator himself is actually an anime/manga fan.


* Almost all references and/or parodies of anime & manga in Western culture show the Theme Park version of the media, filled with big-breasted, [[PantyShot short-skirted]] schoolgirls, {{Stock Shonen Hero}}es pulling off completely ridiculous moves and carrying huge swords that are clearly meant to [[CompensatingForSomething Compensate for Something]], [[AllAnimeIsNaughtyTentacles tentacle monsters]], HumongousMecha, and {{Notzilla}}-like creatures ([[CriticalResearchFailure despite the fact that Godzilla is not an anime character]]... at least, [[Series/{{Godzilland}} not the one]] [[Anime/GodzillaPlanetOfTheMonsters they're usually thinking of]]). Almost the only time a reference/parody of manga/anime in Western culture ''isn't'' this is when the creator himself is actually an anime/manga fan.

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* Almost all references and/or parodies of anime & manga in Western culture show the Theme Park version of the media, filled with big-breasted, [[PantyShot short-skirted]] schoolgirls, {{Stock Shonen Hero}}es pulling off completely ridiculous moves and carrying huge swords that are clearly meant to [[CompensatingForSomething Compensate for Something]], [[AllAnimeIsNaughtyTentacles tentacle monsters]], HumongousMecha, {{Kaiju}}, and {{Notzilla}}-like creatures ([[CriticalResearchFailure despite the fact that Godzilla is not an anime character]]... at least, [[Series/{{Godzilland}} not the one]] [[Anime/GodzillaPlanetOfTheMonsters they're usually thinking of]]).PhonyMon. Almost the only time a reference/parody of manga/anime in Western culture ''isn't'' this is when the creator himself is actually an anime/manga fan.


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