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Due to the ambiguity of the term "history", this former trope has been disambiguated. It may refer to one of the following:

  • Artistic License – History: Inaccuracies in history in general by creators because of plot demands or simple gaffes.
  • Dated History: When a story's elements are rendered inaccurate by new historical discoveries and insights.
  • Failed Future Forecast: When a story makes a prediction about the future that is proven incorrect.
  • Future Society, Present Values: Stories written in the past but roughly set in what is now the present or in the future incorrectly assume that their values will persist through time.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: A scene, joke, offhand line, or plotline that, due to traumatic events in future episodes of a show or in real life, now makes the viewer cringe when it is seen in reruns.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: When a later event, such as a current event or something that happened in the series, contrives to make something funnier than it originally was.
  • Unintentional Period Piece: A work that makes so many references to current trends and events that it becomes prematurely dated within a short time period.
  • Zeerust: When the technological aesthetics of a story set in the future become dated due to intervening advances in technology.

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