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19th Sep '16 9:40:18 AM narm00
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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."

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* ''Comicbook/{{Flashpoint}}'' details an altered DC Universe in which only Barry Allen (ComicBook/TheFlash) (Franchise/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."



* In the ''Magazine/DoctorWhoMagazine'' comic strip, the Eighth Doctor comic stories were initially explicitly depicted as taking place in an alternate timeline to most of the Seventh Doctor comic stories (a time-travelling group of villains called the Threshold enter the Doctor's timeline and murder Ace at a point that is clearly before her character development in the Seventh Doctor stories, and the Seventh Doctor very quickly regenerates into the Eighth, with his first major story arc being his pursuit of the Threshold - all this was because a [[ExecutiveMeddling new editor]] strongly disliked the Literature/DoctorWhoNewAdventures which the Seventh Doctor comics had shared a continuity with, and [[ArmedWithCanon wanted to demonstrate that]]). However, the post-2005 stories have occasionally made continuity references to stories from both allegedly separate timelines.

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* In the ''Magazine/DoctorWhoMagazine'' comic strip, the Eighth Doctor comic stories were initially explicitly depicted as taking place in an alternate timeline to most of the Seventh Doctor comic stories (a time-travelling group of villains called the Threshold enter the Doctor's timeline and murder Ace (Ace dies in a HeroicSacrifice at a point that is clearly before her character development in the Seventh Doctor stories, and the Seventh Doctor very quickly regenerates into the Eighth, with his first major story arc being his pursuit of the Threshold - all this was because a [[ExecutiveMeddling new editor]] strongly disliked the Literature/DoctorWhoNewAdventures which the Seventh Doctor comics had shared a continuity with, and [[ArmedWithCanon wanted to demonstrate that]]). However, the post-2005 stories have occasionally made continuity references to stories from both allegedly separate timelines.



* In StarWarsLightInDarkTime, the series' real plot begins when Doc and Marty inadvertently get Luke and his friends to create an alternate timeline where Anakin never became Darth Vader, but Order-66 still happened. The result is an evil version of Luke, a more competent Empire, and a potentially worse galaxy.

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* In StarWarsLightInDarkTime, Fanfic/StarWarsLightInDarkTime, the series' real plot begins when Doc and Marty inadvertently get Luke and his friends to create an alternate timeline where Anakin never became Darth Vader, but Order-66 still happened. The result is an evil version of Luke, a more competent Empire, and a potentially worse galaxy.



* Happens several times in ''Series/{{Misfits}}:

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* Happens several times in ''Series/{{Misfits}}:''Series/{{Misfits}}'':
18th Sep '16 1:00:14 PM nombretomado
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* Even ''ArchieComics'' has ventured into this, with their controversial Archie Marries Veronica / Archie Marries Betty combined mini-series which became a combined regular series.

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* Even ''ArchieComics'' ''Franchise/ArchieComics'' has ventured into this, with their controversial Archie Marries Veronica / Archie Marries Betty combined mini-series which became a combined regular series.
11th Sep '16 2:55:40 PM nighttrainfm
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->'''[[TheSpock Spock]]''': You are assuming that [[BigBad Nero]] knows how events are predicted to unfold. The contrary - Nero's very presence - has altered the flow of history...thereby creating an entire new chain of incidents that cannot be anticipated by either party.\\

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->'''[[TheSpock Spock]]''': You are assuming that [[BigBad Nero]] knows how events are predicted to unfold. The contrary - contrary: Nero's very presence - has altered the flow of history...thereby creating an entire new chain of incidents that cannot be anticipated by either party.\\
9th Jul '16 2:43:45 PM Tropetastic1995
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* In addition, ''Anime/DragonballGT'' and all of the franchises [[NonSerialMovie Non-Serial Movies]] are stated by Toriyama himself to take place in alternate timelines.

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* ** In addition, ''Anime/DragonballGT'' and all of the franchises [[NonSerialMovie Non-Serial Movies]] are stated by Toriyama himself to take place in alternate timelines.
9th Jul '16 2:43:11 PM Tropetastic1995
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* ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' has at least three of these (with fans and official guidebooks speculating on the existence of a fourth), all springing from the Android Saga:

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* ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' has at least over a dozen of these, with three of these being discussed in the storyline itself (with fans and official guidebooks speculating on the existence of a fourth), fourth variant). The three "main" variants all springing spring from the Android Saga:


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* In addition, ''Anime/DragonballGT'' and all of the franchises [[NonSerialMovie Non-Serial Movies]] are stated by Toriyama himself to take place in alternate timelines.
2nd Jul '16 12:37:41 PM nombretomado
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* ''Franchise/{{BIONICLE}}'' had at least four different parallel timelines. For instance, in ''Dark Mirror'', Takua was killed by a Toa of Iron, and in ''The Kingdom'' universe, as well as the universe briefly seen at the end of ''Brothers in Arms'', he never became a Toa at all. He is a Toa in the main universe.

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* ''Franchise/{{BIONICLE}}'' ''Toys/{{BIONICLE}}'' had at least four different parallel timelines. For instance, in ''Dark Mirror'', Takua was killed by a Toa of Iron, and in ''The Kingdom'' universe, as well as the universe briefly seen at the end of ''Brothers in Arms'', he never became a Toa at all. He is a Toa in the main universe.
30th Jun '16 4:32:39 PM Premonition45
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** In 2016, shortly before the release of ''Film/StarTrekBeyond'', this timeline got officially dubbed the "Kelvin Timeline", referring to the USS ''Kelvin'' attack as the diverging point.
29th Jun '16 10:23:41 AM PixelKnight
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* In ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', creating an alternate timeline that contradicts information known [[MindScrew in any future time that is also technically the present]] (effectively, defying a predetermined future event) spells certain doom. Luckily, only the people from the alternate timelines are doomed; the "alpha" characters will be okay.

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* In ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', creating an alternate timeline that contradicts information known [[MindScrew in any future time that is also technically the present]] (effectively, defying a predetermined future event) spells certain doom.turns your timeline into a doomed offshoot of the "alpha" timeline, the one that's supposed to happen. Luckily, only the people from the alternate timelines are doomed; the "alpha" characters will be okay.
6th Jun '16 4:29:51 AM Doug86
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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 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.

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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 UsefulNotes/WorldWarII and helps them win. He's 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.
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.
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