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28th May '16 2:26:20 PM Mr.Bubbles
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* John Titor, a person claiming to be a time traveler from 2036 on several message boards, had many predictions for the future. These included a [[DividedStatesOfAmerica second American civil war]] in 2004, followed by a swift WorldWarIII in 2015, where a nuclear exchange between Russia, America, the European Union, and China killed 3 billion people. Obviously, none of this happened, but Titor also stated that the many-worlds theory of quantum mechanics had been proven to be true and our world might not go down the exact same path as the one they came from.
19th May '16 10:57:06 AM Mazzafraz
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* Whilst it was subtly hinted at before, the [[Film/XMen X-Men film universe]] fully entered this territory after ''[[Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast X-Men: Days of Future Past]]''. All films set after that point take place in an alternate version of Earth in which the existence of mutants became public knowledge after the late 70's, meaning there are quite a few differences.
15th May '16 1:22:15 AM rattleman
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** Timeline 1 is the main ''DBZ'' timeline from the manga and anime.
** Timeline 2 is where Future Trunks comes from, a world where Goku died to heart disease and the 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 the Androids with the remote shut-down switch rather than by training to become stronger, which would explain why Cell was able to kill him.

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** Timeline 1 is the main ''DBZ'' timeline from the manga and anime.
anime. Future Trunks arrives and stays and trains to power up and fight against Cell in this timeline.
** Timeline 2 is where the main series' Future Trunks comes from, from; a world where Goku died to heart disease and the Earth is the playground for Androids #17 and #18.
#18. Eventually, Trunks is able to kill them and Cell after powering up in Timeline 1.
** Timeline 3 is Cell's home timeline; it's similar to Future Trunks', except that apparently the timeline where Cell was able comes from. According to kill him, Trunks was going to head back in time to tell the past Z-Fighters that he had defeated the Androids. However, Cell ambushed and steal killed him, then used his time machine, going into the past (and machine to travel back to Timeline 1).
1. It is assumed the rest of the timeline before this event plays out the same as Timeline 2.
** The speculative Timeline 4 is the one visited by TL3 Future Trunks. based off the information gleaned from Timeline 3's Cell. It's believed that this Timeline 3 Trunks defeated traveled back to this timeline, and instead of staying and powering up, Trunks obtained and took back technical details on how to disable/shut down the Androids with the remote shut-down switch rather than by training to become stronger, Androids, which would explain is why he was not strong enough to defeat Cell was able upon returning to kill him.his own time.
9th May '16 10:04:59 AM totoofze47
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* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda''. According to ''[[AllThereInTheManual Hyrule Historia]]'', ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time]]'''s history diverges at three points. In one timeline, Link defeats Ganon and goes back in time. Then, [[BigBad Ganon]] rises again, causing Hyrule to be flooded. ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker The Wind Waker]]'', ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaPhantomHourglass Phantom Hourglass]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSpiritTracks Spirit Tracks]]'' follow this timeline. In another timeline, Ganon never takes over Hyrule in the first place, and is banished to the Twilight Realm because Link warned the king about his treachery after going back in time from the previously mentioned timeline.. ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask Majora's Mask]]'', ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess Twilight Princess]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaFourSwordsAdventures Four Swords Adventures]]'' take place in this timeline. In the third timeline, Link is killed in battle by Ganon, causing the Imprisoning War. ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast A Link to the Past]]'', the ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOracleGames Oracle]]'' games, ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaLinksAwakening Link's Awakening]]'', ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkBetweenWorlds A Link Between Worlds]]'', the original ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZelda Zelda]]'' and ''VideoGame/ZeldaIITheAdventureOfLink'' take place in this timeline.

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* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda''. According to ''[[AllThereInTheManual Hyrule Historia]]'', ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time]]'''s history diverges at three points. points:
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In one timeline, Link defeats Ganon and goes back in time. Then, [[BigBad Ganon]] rises again, causing Hyrule to be flooded. ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker The Wind Waker]]'', ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaPhantomHourglass Phantom Hourglass]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSpiritTracks Spirit Tracks]]'' follow this timeline. timeline.
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In another timeline, Ganon never takes over Hyrule in the first place, and is banished to the Twilight Realm because Link warned the king about his treachery after going back in time from the previously mentioned timeline.. ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask Majora's Mask]]'', ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess Twilight Princess]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaFourSwordsAdventures Four Swords Adventures]]'' take place in this timeline.
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In the third timeline, Link is killed in battle by Ganon, causing the Imprisoning War. ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast A Link to the Past]]'', the ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOracleGames Oracle]]'' games, ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaLinksAwakening Link's Awakening]]'', ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkBetweenWorlds A Link Between Worlds]]'', the original ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZelda Zelda]]'' and ''VideoGame/ZeldaIITheAdventureOfLink'' take place in this timeline.
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.
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