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31st Jul '17 8:51:36 PM Scrounge
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** A notable aversion, and one of the biggest sources of FanficFuel for the series, is that former BigBad Sunset Shimmer doesn't seem to have a human counterpart (or if she does, has yet to be mentioned). Even the idea of another Sunset Shimmer has yet to be brought up in canon, despite Sunset being from Equestria.

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** A notable aversion, and one of the biggest sources of FanficFuel for the series, is that former BigBad ExBigBad Sunset Shimmer doesn't seem to have a human counterpart (or if she does, has yet to be mentioned). Even the idea of another Sunset Shimmer has yet to be brought up in canon, despite Sunset being from Equestria.



* ''Literature/TheRifter'': Ravishan & Kahlil. Kahlil, after a lonely youth training in Rathalípesha, spent years in Nayeshi waiting to bring the Rifter (John) to Basawar; then his key to the gates fell into Johnís hands and John crossed through. He landed at an earlier point in time and met Ravishan the trainee-Kahlil; together the two of them [[AlternateTimeline changed history radically]]. Now the future where Ravishan becomes Kahlil will never happen, but his future self is still over in Nayeshi, not knowing that events he remembers have been wiped out of existence. Kahlil crosses to Bashawar and arrives thirty years after Johnís arrival. He [[NeverTheSelvesShallMeet doesnít meet himself]] because by this time Ravishan is dead. However, he does pick up Ravishanís memories; he describes having two timelines in his mind as being like the reflection in a windowpane where you can see both the reflection and the view outside, and focus on one or the other. Eventually the two selves merge even further.

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* ''Literature/TheRifter'': Ravishan & Kahlil. Kahlil, after a lonely youth training in Rathalípesha, Rathal’pesha, spent years in Nayeshi waiting to bring the Rifter (John) to Basawar; then his key to the gates fell into Johnís hands and John crossed through. He landed at an earlier point in time and met Ravishan the trainee-Kahlil; together the two of them [[AlternateTimeline changed history radically]]. Now the future where Ravishan becomes Kahlil will never happen, but his future self is still over in Nayeshi, not knowing that events he remembers have been wiped out of existence. Kahlil crosses to Bashawar and arrives thirty years after Johnís arrival. He [[NeverTheSelvesShallMeet doesnít meet himself]] because by this time Ravishan is dead. However, he does pick up Ravishanís memories; he describes having two timelines in his mind as being like the reflection in a windowpane where you can see both the reflection and the view outside, and focus on one or the other. Eventually the two selves merge even further.
20th Jul '17 11:36:28 PM darkemyst
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* ''Webcomic/CharbyTheVampirate'': The wraith is [[spoiler:Zeno]] from an alternate timeline where he did not die as a child and grew up to be a much taller, imposing and proud ChosenOne.
17th Jul '17 11:04:05 AM GlassRain
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* ''Webcomic/GuildedAge'': AlternateSelf: Shanna of "Sepia World" is explicitly an alternate universe version of Shanna Cochran from ''Webcomic/{{Fans}}''.
10th Jul '17 9:01:15 PM Manny20444
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* Naturally, ''[[WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Justice League]]'' had a two-part episode about this. In a parallel universe, Lex Luthor killed the Flash and, as a result, is murdered by Superman (it's also implied that Lex, who had become President of the United States in that timeline, was about to start a nuclear World War III). This ultimately leads to the remaining five members of the League rebranding themselves as the Justice Lords, who turn the planet into a police state with themselves in control and drop their generalized rules of ThouShaltNotKill--yes, even ''Batman''. Since they virtually eliminated all crime, Lord!Batman started fiddling with interdimensional travel and found the main-universe Justice League. Then the Justice Lords decide to do it all again in the Justice League universe...



* Naturally, ''[[WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Justice League]]'' had a two-part episode about this. In a parallel universe, Lex Luthor killed the Flash and, as a result, is murdered by Superman (it's also implied that Lex, who had become President of the United States in that timeline, was about to start a nuclear World War III). This ultimately leads to the remaining five members of the League rebranding themselves as the Justice Lords, who turn the planet into a police state with themselves in control and drop their generalized rules of ThouShaltNotKill--yes, even ''Batman''. Since they virtually eliminated all crime, Lord!Batman started fiddling with interdimensional travel and found the main-universe Justice League. Then the Justice Lords decide to do it all again in the Justice League universe...
28th Jun '17 2:34:46 PM LinTaylor
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* ''VideoGame/FateGrandOrder'' introduced an alternate version of the ''Fate'' series' iconic Saber ([[GenderFlip Arturia]] [[KingArthur Pendragon]]) as a Lancer. This version traded Excalibur for the holy spear Rhongonmyniad; this has some positive benefits (she's more mature, both [[BuxomIsBetter physically]] and mentally, because Excalibur [[NotAllowedToGrowUp suppressed her growth]]) and some negative ones (like the spear turning her into a KnightTemplar). There's even a slight variation on this within the game, as the playable version gave up Rhongonmyniad after 10 years and mellowed out while the NPC version held onto it and went full villain.
25th Jun '17 11:31:20 AM Scistorm
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* Many AlternateUniverse examples in ''Series/TheFlash2014''.

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* Many AlternateUniverse examples in ''Series/TheFlash2014''.''Series/TheFlash2014'', due to the introduction of Earth-2 in season 2.



** Taken to its logical extreme with Dr. Harrison Wells. Creator/TomCavanagh has played ''six'' versions of Wells, plus two impersonators of the Earth-1 Wells, as of early season 3.

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** Taken to its logical extreme with Dr. Harrison Wells. Creator/TomCavanagh has played ''six'' versions of Wells, plus two impersonators of the Earth-1 Wells, as of early season 3.3. The Earth-2 "Harry" is a JerkWithAHeartOfGold, while the Earth-19 "H.R." is a [[spoiler:SeeminglyProfoundFool.]]
25th May '17 7:10:07 AM Anicomicgeek
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* ''ComicBook/SupermanSuperLeague'' features three versions of Superman - the New 52 Superman, the pre-New 52 Superman, and an insane EnergyBeing copy of the New 52 Superman who's convinced he's the real one. It also features the New 52 and pre-New 52 versions of ComicBook/LoisLane.
* Following the death of the New 52 Superman, ''ComicBook/DCRebirth'' features a story arc where the pre-New 52 Superman is confronted with the mystery of how Clark Kent can be around - a completely human Clark Kent with no super-powers, who recalls a life as an ordinary human being and denies having ever been Superman.

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* ''ComicBook/SupermanSuperLeague'' features three versions of Superman - the New 52 Superman, the pre-New 52 Superman, and an insane EnergyBeing copy of the New 52 Superman who's convinced he's the real one. It also features the New 52 and pre-New 52 versions of ComicBook/LoisLane.
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ComicBook/LoisLane. Following the death of the New 52 Superman, ''ComicBook/DCRebirth'' features a story arc where the pre-New 52 Superman is confronted with the mystery of how Clark Kent can be around - a completely human Clark Kent with no super-powers, who recalls a life as an ordinary human being and denies having ever been Superman.Superman. [[spoiler:''ComicBook/SupermanReborn'' reveals that the pre-''New 52'' Superman was actually split into two, one of whom being the ''New 52'' one and they reemerge at the end. Additionally, the "human Clark Kent" was really Mr. Mxyzptlk.]]
25th May '17 7:06:28 AM Anicomicgeek
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Then came [[Franchise/TransformersTimelines "Another Light"]], which put an end to multiversal singularities altogether, meaning that retroactive, the Fallen in [[ComicBook/TheTransformersDreamwave the Dreamwave comics]] and [[Film/TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen the movies]] aren't the same guy themselves, but separate entities as well.

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Then came [[Franchise/TransformersTimelines "Another Light"]], which put an end to multiversal singularities altogether, meaning that retroactive, retroactivly, the Fallen seen in [[ComicBook/TheTransformersDreamwave [[ComicBook/TransformersGenerationOne the Dreamwave comics]] and [[Film/TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen the movies]] aren't the same guy themselves, but separate entities as well.
7th May '17 9:29:18 PM 64SuperNintendo
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28th Apr '17 3:45:05 PM margdean56
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The Alternate Self is the same person as the character, but living a separate life. The most common cause is that the two alternate selves live in separate timelines that diverged reasonably recently and was the same or very similar during the person's formative years.

However, in some SpeculativeFiction, a Alternate Self can also be created by a TeleporterAccident, or even a extreme case of CloningBlues, where the clone somehow keep the personality, skills and memories of the original.

The character and the alternate self (or the two alternate selves, if the plot treats them equally as characters) might have been more or less changed by different circumstances, but they are still the same person at the core. They may or may not be the same age, but they do NOT have a linear relationship of one being the younger self that will become the other - the older self.

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The Alternate Self is the same person as the character, but living a separate life. The most common cause is that the two alternate selves live in separate timelines that diverged reasonably recently and was were the same or very similar during the person's formative years.

However, in some SpeculativeFiction, a Alternate Self can also be created by a TeleporterAccident, or even a extreme case of CloningBlues, where the clone somehow keep keeps the personality, skills and memories of the original.

The character and the alternate self (or the two alternate selves, if the plot treats them equally as characters) might have been more or less changed by different circumstances, but they are still the same person at the core. They may or may not be the same age, but they do NOT have a linear relationship of one being the younger self that will become the other - -- the older self.
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