Historical Badass Upgrade
Sometimes a Historical Domain Character is portrayed by adding a copious amount of Badassery and Stuff Blowing Up, that was either far lesser or non-existent with the Real Life person. The reasons could range from Did Not Do the Research or Rule of Cool.
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- Used in-universe in the Star Trek: Voyager episode "Living Witness". The story focuses on the historical depiction of an encounter with the Voyager crew by an ancient civilization hundreds of years before. The biased depiction portrays them as a ruthlessly violent gang of thugs, and the Voyager as an inpenetrable warship armed to the teeth with weapons, and containing a complement of Borg drones at the captain's disposal.
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- Cracked.com and Theodore Roosevelt. Who was a legitimate badass in real life, but Cracked takes it to new levels.
- Irregular Webcomic: Sir Isaac Newton is portrayed as a Time Lord, and gathers various scientists from history to fix the time stream.
- The clone of Ben Franklin from Dr McNinja.
- Robot Chicken does this frequently:
- A quick sketch has Benjamin Franklin practicing his bojutsu in a forest before triumphantly proclaiming, "For America!"
- A Dream Sequence of George W. Bush involved him in a lightsaber duel against Abraham Lincoln.
- One sketch consisted of a Tag Team match (in the vein of WWE, no less) with Ben Franklin and (in Big Damn Heroes fashion) Gandhi vs. the Wright Brothers.
- Another was a parody of Three Hundred called 1776. It was a very loose retelling of the story of the Declaration of Independence.