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Characters from Greece in the modern day are stuck in the culture of Ancient Greece.

This work is a proposed Trope, Tropers can vote and offer feedback in the comments section below.
Proposed By:
EdnaWalker on May 5th 2018 at 11:49:53 PM
Last Edited By:
EdnaWalker on Jul 30th 2018 at 11:55:04 AM
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This is for characters from Greece in the modern day who are stuck in the culture of Ancient Greece.

This trope would is more prevalent in works done in the Americas than in Europe. People in the Americas most often think of Ancient Greece when they think of Greece.

This ancient civilization/nation stasis trope has more subversions and aversions than the Egyptian equivalent.

This trope is NOT when one character in a plentiful cast of Greeks happens to utilize an Ancient Greece gimmick. It's also NOT for when the story actually takes place in Ancient Greece. It's for when any important part of modern Greece's identity is absent from portrayals of the modern population in whole or part, or when the sole "Token Greek" character has very few of those modern influences. If the character is a Fish out of Temporal Water, lack of modern influences is a given, so the character must be one of the few (if not the only) "Token Greeks".

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Examples:

    Video Games 
  • The "Soul Series" follows this if Sophitia and Cassandra are any indication. The two and their relatives apparently still worship the Ancient Gods and Sophitia wears a white tunic with sandals when she fights.

    Western Animation 
  • In the DuckTales (2017) episode "The Spear of Selene!", the isle of Ithaquack is inhabited by Greek gods dressed in togas, surrounded by Ancient Greek architecture. Justified, as these characters are ancient gods who simply survived to modern times due to being immortal.

Feedback: 8 replies

May 6th 2018 at 1:15:12 AM

  • In the Duck Tales 2017 episode "The Spear of Selene!", the isle of Ithaquack is inhabited by Greek gods dressed in togas, surrounded by ancient Greek architecture. Justified, as these characters are ancient gods who simply survived to modern times due to being immortal.

Jul 29th 2018 at 8:40:42 PM

^^ Can you provide a description.

Jul 30th 2018 at 10:42:39 AM

Video Games

  • The Soul Series follows this if Sophitia and Cassandra are any indication. The two and their relatives apparently still worship the Ancient Gods and Sophitia wears a white tunic with sandals when she fights.

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