: Removing this nonsense:
- Back to the Future: Somehow, Marty and Doc always managed to turn their time machine into a reset button.
To qualify as a reset button, things have to go back to the way they were
. And that never happens even once in the series.
: I don't actually watch Code Lyoko
(younger siblings watch it in the background), so help from someone who does would be appreciated.
Inyssius: It features a literal Reset Button
; that one kid (what was his name?) presses this big button at the end of each episode and says "Return to the past now", or something. There's a big white shockwave, and everything reverts to the way it was at the beginning of the ep. They seem to be doing this less now, though; apparently it gives the Big Bad
power each time they press the button.
: There should be a trope for that particular variety of Reset Button
where the Big Bad
has partially or fully taken over made everything messed-up (occasionally, to the point of apocalypse), and defeating him makes everything all better, ignoring all the various damage that was done while the Big Bad
was in power. New Doctor Who
spoilers: The final two-parter of the first season subverted this, with the Doctor and Rose returning to space station where they'd destroyed the Jagrafess controlling the Human Empire's information (with the Doctor glibly explaining that humanity should zip back forward to where it should be), only to find it even worse off than it was before.
: As in every episode of the first half-dozen seasons of Power Rangers
. I've got two thoughts on names: Bad Wolf
, and Omega Thirteen
Actually, on reflection, those both seem like they'd be better suited to something else. Maybe Who Needs Colateral Damage
: Is it just me, by the way, who gets the feeling that Dis Continuity
, Negative Continuity
and Reset Button
are all more or less the same thing? At least Negative Continuity
and Reset Button
: Dis Continuity
is distinctly different — it is a fan/viewer reaction
to events in a show, not a way of handling things inside the show.
: Reset Button
is an occasional "because the plot says so" reversal of the episode's effects. Snap Back
is the same kind of reversal with no on-screen explanation of why none of what you saw will have any lastin effects. Negative Continuity
is what happens when most or all
episodes of a show end in a Snap Back
. Dis Continuity
is completely unrelated. This question didn't need to be posted in as many places as it was.
: Check this out:
[[PBF: Reset http://www.pbfcomics.com/?cid=PBF032AD-Reset.jpg#100
priopaxis: isn't code lyoko more a subversion? The heroes there are being manipulated into hitting it _by the villain_,since it makes the villain vastly more powerful every time.
: The heroes didn't find that out until part way through Season 2, mind you. And in one ep that Season, XANA takes control himself, allowing him to boost his power several-fold
: Expanded the spoiler bit on the Doctor Who
example. Please don't even say what episode a trope appears in as it can ruin the story by giving people a clue about what to expect. The best season 3+ Who spoilers should go BLAH BLAHDoctor WhoBLAH BLAH BLAH Martha turns out to be a Vulcan BLAH.
To be perfectly fair TNG hits it far, far, more often.
- Yes, but TNG doesn't do this so badly and actually has an excuse for doing so (there is no war going on and they are very close to home). Voyager should be the one Star Trek that shouldn't have kept pressing the reset button just like DS 9, and yet they do.
: I just had to link the whole "Superman reverses time" thing to Ass Pull
. Just because it is
. Reversing Earth's rotation wouldn't reverse time, but I don't need to tell you that...
: What in frozel hell's name is that quote in the middle of the examples?
: I don't understand why there is an image of a spaceship on this page.
: It probably was this◊
. A good illustration for this trope, indeed.