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15th Apr '16 4:57:10 PM Doug86
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* One alternate Earth in the [[TheDCU DC]] [[TheMultiverse Multiverse]] was formed soon after Jason Todd died. Franchise/{{Batman}}, stricken with grief, abandoned his ThouShaltNotKill policies and virtually eliminated crime worldwide.

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* One alternate Earth in the [[TheDCU [[Franchise/TheDCU DC]] [[TheMultiverse Multiverse]] was formed soon after Jason Todd died. Franchise/{{Batman}}, stricken with grief, abandoned his ThouShaltNotKill policies and virtually eliminated crime worldwide.
11th Apr '16 3:18:42 PM aye_amber
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* ''Franchise/MortalKombat''. The original timeline shows Raiden and Shao Kahn as the final 2 Kombatants, with Kahn defeating Raiden. Knowing that he is about to be killed, Raiden sent a message of ''[[MortalKombat9 his past self]]'' to hopefully change the future. The current timeline, while still near-identical to the original, finally [[KilledOffForReal kills Shao Kahn for good]]. Unfortunately, the new decisions made and results [[PyrrhicVictory cost the lives of a lot of kombatants]], [[MortalKombatX made both Earthrealm and Outworld more vulnerable for attack]], and later on [[TheCorruption placed Raiden to a much darker state after Shinnok's defeat]].

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* ''Franchise/MortalKombat''. The original timeline shows Raiden and Shao Kahn as the final 2 Kombatants, with Kahn defeating Raiden. Knowing that he is about to be killed, Raiden sent a message of ''[[MortalKombat9 ''[[VideoGame/MortalKombat9 his past self]]'' to hopefully change the future. The current timeline, while still near-identical to the original, finally [[KilledOffForReal kills Shao Kahn for good]]. Unfortunately, the new decisions made and results [[PyrrhicVictory cost the lives of a lot of kombatants]], [[MortalKombatX [[VideoGame/MortalKombatX made both Earthrealm and Outworld more vulnerable for attack]], and later on [[TheCorruption placed Raiden to a much darker state after Shinnok's defeat]].
27th Mar '16 7:30:34 PM Sammettik
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* The plot for ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft's'' fifth expansion, ''Warlords of Draenor'', is kicked off by Garrosh going back in time 35 years to Draenor (the world the orcs come from) and [[GivingRadioToTheRomans introducing Azeroth's modern vaguely steampunk technology to the hunter-gatherer orcs]]. This creates a split timeline, and now the new "Iron Horde" is planning to invade the main timeline.
** Not quite. The point of divergence is before Garrosh's arrival (there are already differences when he gets there, like Ner'zhul's wife still being alive when she died in our timeline, and Garrosh himself not existing in this timeline - Grom's wife died before Garrosh was born here). Kairoz (the bronze dragon who helped Garrosh get there) even tells him that it is not his Draenor, just one that is similar enough for their purposes. Garrosh's arrival did still change things more though.

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* The plot for ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft's'' fifth expansion, ''Warlords of Draenor'', is kicked off by Garrosh going back in time 35 years to Draenor (the world the orcs come from) and [[GivingRadioToTheRomans introducing Azeroth's modern vaguely steampunk technology to the hunter-gatherer orcs]]. This creates a split timeline, and now the new "Iron Horde" is planning to invade the main timeline.
** Not quite. The point of divergence is before Garrosh's arrival (there
Subverted in that there are already differences when before he gets there, like Ner'zhul's wife still being alive when she died in our timeline, and Garrosh himself not existing in this timeline - Grom's wife died before Garrosh was born here).here. Kairoz (the bronze dragon who helped Garrosh get there) even tells him that it is not his Draenor, just one that is similar enough for their purposes. Garrosh's arrival did still change things more though.
27th Mar '16 7:28:01 PM Sammettik
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** Done earlier in Gen 5, with Unova being generally more old-fashioned in the ''White'' versions and more modern in the ''Black'' versions. Opelucid City in particular has an NPC who explicitly references "another Opelucid".
23rd Mar '16 9:38:13 AM ObsidianFire
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* Naturally, some episodes of ''Series/{{Timecop}}'' have this happen. In one episode, a criminal messes up Jack's personal history, causing their roles to reverse (i.e. the criminal is now a timecop, while Jack is a known felon). In another, a neo-Nazi travels back in time to WorldWarTwo and helps them win. He's GenreSavvy enough to dress a local as himself and set up events to look like he is accidentally killed by the Nazis. Satisfied, Jack returns home only to find a different timeline. It's not explored, since he immediately jumps back to fix it.

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* Naturally, some episodes of ''Series/{{Timecop}}'' have this happen. In one episode, a criminal messes up Jack's personal history, causing their roles to reverse (i.e. the criminal is now a timecop, while Jack is a known felon). In another, a neo-Nazi travels back in time to WorldWarTwo and helps them win. He's GenreSavvy smart enough to dress a local as himself and set up events to look like he is accidentally killed by the Nazis. Satisfied, Jack returns home only to find a different timeline. It's not explored, since he immediately jumps back to fix it.
19th Mar '16 3:03:31 AM Morgenthaler
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* It's almost certain that there are two continuities in the original ''Franchise/PlanetOfTheApes'' franchise. The first is the continuity that led to the society of the original film, possibly as described by Cornelius to the committe in ''Escape''. The second is the altered continuity that the birth of their son, Caesar, sparked. It appears that the ape revolution was greatly sped up with his arrival. However, fans are split as to whether the continuities ultimately re-merge when history reaches the point where the original film was set, and humans will again end up mute wild animals and the world destroyed by the Alpha-Omega bomb or whether history was changed for good by the end of 'Battle' and Caesar forged a new future. The editing of 'Battle' didn't help things, the theatrical release had a hopeful tone, but the unedited version on most DVD releases clearly sets up the beginnings of the mutant society of 'Beneath'. The TV series likely exists in one of these continuities somewhere, while the animated series, Planet 2001 don't, and and Rise may or may not. 'Rise' is a ContinuityReboot, but there have been statements by the PTBs contradicting that and painting it as a prequel as well.

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* It's almost certain that there are two continuities in the original ''Franchise/PlanetOfTheApes'' franchise. The first is the continuity that led to the society of [[Film/PlanetOfTheApes1968 the original film, film]], possibly as described by Cornelius to the committe in ''Escape''.''Film/EscapeFromThePlanetOfTheApes''. The second is the altered continuity that the birth of their son, Caesar, sparked. It appears that the ape revolution was greatly sped up with his arrival. However, fans are split as to whether the continuities ultimately re-merge when history reaches the point where the original film was set, and humans will again end up mute wild animals and the world destroyed by the Alpha-Omega bomb or whether history was changed for good by the end of 'Battle' ''Film/BattleForThePlanetOfTheApes'' and Caesar forged a new future. The editing of 'Battle' ''Battle'' didn't help things, the theatrical release had a hopeful tone, but the unedited version on most DVD releases clearly sets up the beginnings of the mutant society of 'Beneath'. ''Film/BeneathThePlanetOfTheApes''. [[Series/PlanetOfTheApes The TV series series]] likely exists in one of these continuities somewhere, while [[WesternAnimation/ReturnToThePlanetOfTheApes the animated series, Planet series]] and [[Film/PlanetOfTheApes2001 the 2001 remake]] don't, and and Rise ''Rise'' may or may not. 'Rise' ''Film/RiseOfThePlanetOfTheApes'' is a ContinuityReboot, but there have been statements by the PTBs creators contradicting that and painting it as a prequel as well.
19th Mar '16 2:35:36 AM rafi
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* ''Comicbook/{{Flashpoint}}'' details an altered DC Universe in which only Barry Allen (ComicBook/TheFlash) seems to be aware of significant differences between the regular timeline and the altered one, including Cyborg's place as the world's quintessential hero, Superman's detention by the government, and a Thomas Wayne version of Batman who spends his days "running Wayne Casinos."
19th Mar '16 2:30:40 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/{{Terminator}}: Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles'' branches off from the movie continuity after ''T2: Judgment Day'' - Sarah and John Connor leap through time from 1999 to 2007, skipping [[spoiler:Sarah's death from cancer in 2002]] and the date at which Judgement Day ''would'' have happened if ''Rise of the Machines'' were {{canon}}. ''Terminator Salvation'', on the other hand, carries on from the ''Rise of the Machines'' continuity.

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* ''Film/{{Terminator}}: Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles'' ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'' branches off from the movie continuity after ''T2: ''[[Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay T2: Judgment Day'' Day]]'' - Sarah and John Connor leap through time from 1999 to 2007, skipping [[spoiler:Sarah's death from cancer in 2002]] and the date at which Judgement Day ''would'' have happened if ''Rise ''[[Film/Terminator3RiseOfTheMachines Rise of the Machines'' Machines]]'' were {{canon}}. ''Terminator Salvation'', ''Film/TerminatorSalvation'', on the other hand, carries on from the ''Rise of the Machines'' continuity.
16th Mar '16 7:55:45 PM LinTaylor
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* ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' has at least three of these, where the divergences were Future Trunks and Cell time traveling. Trunks can't actually SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong in his own timeline, but he ''can'' in an alternate timeline. After warning the alternate timeline about Androids 17 and 18, he ends up staying and training in order to fight against Cell. After the Cell Games, he takes the skills he's gained in the past back to his future and kills his world's versions of the Androids, as well as Cell when he appears. Both fans and official guidebooks have also speculated on the existence of a fourth timeline. According to Cell, he killed Trunks and stole his time machine because Trunks destroyed the androids Cell was supposed to absorb. Since the Future Trunks that the series focuses on knew when Cell would appear to kill him, the Trunks who was permanently killed and had this time machine stolen must have visited a timeline where Goku didn't die of a heart disease, but Cell never surfaced and the androids were presumably defeated somehow. The most accepted theory was laid out in one of the guidebooks, that Bulma built a remote control that was used to defeat the androids there and that Trunks took it back to his future to use there, too-- since he never would have become strong enough to defeat them on his own without training for the Cell Games.

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* ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' has at least three of these, where the divergences were Future Trunks and Cell time traveling. Trunks can't actually SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong in his own timeline, but he ''can'' in an alternate timeline. After warning the alternate timeline about Androids 17 and 18, he ends up staying and training in order to fight against Cell. After the Cell Games, he takes the skills he's gained in the past back to his future and kills his world's versions of the Androids, as well as Cell when he appears. Both these (with fans and official guidebooks have also speculated speculating on the existence of a fourth timeline. According to Cell, he killed Trunks fourth), all springing from the Android Saga:
** Timeline 1 is the main ''DBZ'' timeline from the manga
and stole his time machine because Trunks destroyed the androids Cell was supposed to absorb. Since the anime.
** Timeline 2 is where
Future Trunks that the series focuses on knew when Cell would appear to kill him, the Trunks who was permanently killed and had this time machine stolen must have visited comes from, a timeline world where Goku didn't die of a died to heart disease, but Cell never surfaced disease and the androids were presumably Earth is the playground for Androids #17 and #18.
** Timeline 3 is Cell's home timeline; it's similar to Future Trunks', except that Cell was able to kill Trunks and steal his time machine, going into the past (and Timeline 1).
** The speculative Timeline 4 is the one visited by TL3 Future Trunks. It's believed that this Trunks
defeated somehow. The most accepted theory was laid out in one of the guidebooks, that Bulma built a Androids with the remote control that was used to defeat the androids there and that Trunks took it back to his future to use there, too-- since he never would have become strong enough to defeat them on his own without shut-down switch rather than by training for the to become stronger, which would explain why Cell Games.was able to kill him.
10th Mar '16 3:30:44 AM erforce
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** Although his knowledge of things that predated Kirks birth but became important later or that originated elsewhere wouldn't have been affected. Things like the Doomsday Machine, Giant Space Amoeba, V'Ger, Khan's sleeper ship (which is realised in ''StarTrekIntoDarkness'', where it is discovered several years earlier than the original timeline), the existence of the Borg and the Dominion, subspace damage caused by warp drives, the need for whales, and so on.

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** Although his knowledge of things that predated Kirks birth but became important later or that originated elsewhere wouldn't have been affected. Things like the Doomsday Machine, Giant Space Amoeba, V'Ger, Khan's sleeper ship (which is realised in ''StarTrekIntoDarkness'', ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'', where it is discovered several years earlier than the original timeline), the existence of the Borg and the Dominion, subspace damage caused by warp drives, the need for whales, and so on.
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