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10th Feb '16 7:49:12 PM MyFinalEdits
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** It's also technically not a bad ''future'', as the effects of time compression make it impossible to really understand when it is and why.

* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII2'', Noel comes from a future in which Cocoon falls 500 years from Serah's time, and pretty much kills most of the human populace. The remaining survivors dwindle, until 200 years later, when Noel is the only one left. The point of the game is to stop his future from happening. [[spoiler: They do manage to fix the future, and stop cocoon from falling, and thus erasing the future that Noel came from. Unfortunately, when they defeat the Big Bad and fix the future, the goddess Etro dies due to the Big Bad having her heart. This causes time itself to be destroyed and TheBadGuyWins.]]
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* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII2'', ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII2'': ** Noel comes from a future in which Cocoon falls 500 years from Serah's time, and pretty much kills most of the human populace. The remaining survivors dwindle, until 200 years later, when Noel is the only one left. The point of the game is to stop his future from happening. [[spoiler: They do manage to fix the future, and stop cocoon from falling, and thus erasing the future that Noel came from. Unfortunately, when they defeat the Big Bad and fix the future, the goddess Etro dies due to the Big Bad having her heart. This causes time itself to be destroyed and TheBadGuyWins.]]
10th Feb '16 7:05:41 PM YesnoYes
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* [[BigBad Ultimecia's]] [[VillainWorld time period]] in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII''. Possibly. The StableTimeLoop means that the future Ultimecia comes from is guaranteed to happen - but just ''how'' bad a future it's going to be is the subject of some debate, since the player only sees Ultimecia's castle and its immediate surroundings, and [[BadassArmy SeeD]] is evidently right on her doorstep. ** It's also technically not a bad ''future'', as the effects of time compression make it impossible to really understand when it is and why.

* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXI'' has this in the form of [[spoiler:Abyssea, where the player's alternate self failed to defeat the final boss, who then proceeded to not only absorb them and Selh'teus, but also turned the skies red and overran the world with monsters to extinguish all life on the planet.]]

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* [[BigBad Ultimecia's]] [[VillainWorld time period]] in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII''. Possibly. The StableTimeLoop means that the future Ultimecia comes from is guaranteed to happen - but just ''how'' bad a future it's going to be is the subject of some debate, since the player only sees Ultimecia's castle and its immediate surroundings, and [[BadassArmy SeeD]] is evidently right on her doorstep. ** It's also technically not a bad ''future'', as the effects of time compression make it impossible to really understand when it is and why. * ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXI'' has this in the form of [[spoiler:Abyssea, where the player's alternate self failed to defeat the final boss, who then proceeded to not only absorb them and Selh'teus, but also turned the skies red and overran the world with monsters to extinguish all life on the planet.]]
5th Feb '16 2:12:41 PM lilysakura220
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* ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'': [[spoiler: Lucina and her fellow Children Characters are from one, where the BigBad Grima killed and [[GrandTheftMe took over the]] PlayerCharacter's [[DemonicPossession body]], destroyed everything and killed just about every character in front of their eyes. It's so bad that every one of them, save for the enigma, Morgan, is a kind of ShellShockedVeteran in one way or another when they show up in the present, thanks to time travel, trying to fix things enough so said bad future won't take place. (Don't ask about Morgan. His/her past is one big NoodleIncident.) Incidentally, the playable Lucina's future is arguably even worse off than the Future Past's future, mainly because due to some unknown circumstance the children lost the jewels necessary for the Fire Emblem's awakening, rendering it impossible for the children of the future to seal away Grima, and leaving the future in ruins. The only recourse for the playable children was retreat, whereas the Future Past's children at least have the opportunity to kill and seal away Grima.]]
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* ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'': [[spoiler: Lucina and her fellow Children Characters are from one, where the BigBad Grima killed and [[GrandTheftMe took over the]] PlayerCharacter's [[DemonicPossession body]], destroyed everything and killed just about every named, playable character in front of their eyes. It's so bad that every one of them, save for the enigma, Morgan, is a kind of ShellShockedVeteran in one way or another when they show up in the present, thanks to time travel, trying to fix things enough so said bad future won't take place. (Don't ask about Morgan. His/her past is one big NoodleIncident.) Incidentally, the playable Lucina's future is arguably even worse off than the Future Past's future, mainly because due to some unknown circumstance the children lost the jewels necessary for the Fire Emblem's awakening, rendering it impossible for the children of the future to seal away Grima, and leaving the future in ruins. The only recourse for the playable children was retreat, whereas the Future Past's children at least have the opportunity to kill and seal away Grima.]]
5th Feb '16 2:07:22 PM lilysakura220
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* ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening''... [[spoiler: Lucina and her fellow Children Characters are from one, where the BigBad Grima killed and [[GrandTheftMe took over the PlayerCharacter's body]], destroyed everything and killed just about every character in front of their eyes. It's so bad that every one of them, save for the enigma, Morgan, is a kind of ShellShockedVeteran in one way or another when they show up in the present, thanks to time travel, trying to fix things enough so said bad future won't take place. (Don't ask about Morgan. His/her past is one big NoodleIncident.) Incidentally the playable Lucina's future is arguably even worse off than the Future Past's future, mainly because due to some unknown circumstance the children lost the jewels necessary for the Fire Emblem's awakening. Rendering it impossible for the children of the future to seal away Grima, and leaving the future in ruins. The only recourse for the playable children was retreat, whereas the Future Past's children at least have the opportunity to kill and seal away Grima.]] ** And later [[spoiler: there is a 3-part DLC map, called ''Future Past'', where we actally ''get to see a world that succumbed to a similar but even worse bad future'' and try to fix what's left of it. (And ''both Morgans show up as mid bosses'' - and you can only rescue one of them.) If the player takes the right decisions and strategies, Lucina and the Children Characters of said world will manage to perform a ritual that kills that future's Grima so, with Tiki as the new Naga, they can begin to rebuild their home.]]
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* ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening''... ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'': [[spoiler: Lucina and her fellow Children Characters are from one, where the BigBad Grima killed and [[GrandTheftMe took over the the]] PlayerCharacter's [[DemonicPossession body]], destroyed everything and killed just about every character in front of their eyes. It's so bad that every one of them, save for the enigma, Morgan, is a kind of ShellShockedVeteran in one way or another when they show up in the present, thanks to time travel, trying to fix things enough so said bad future won't take place. (Don't ask about Morgan. His/her past is one big NoodleIncident.) Incidentally Incidentally, the playable Lucina's future is arguably even worse off than the Future Past's future, mainly because due to some unknown circumstance the children lost the jewels necessary for the Fire Emblem's awakening. Rendering awakening, rendering it impossible for the children of the future to seal away Grima, and leaving the future in ruins. The only recourse for the playable children was retreat, whereas the Future Past's children at least have the opportunity to kill and seal away Grima.]] ** And later [[spoiler: there is a 3-part DLC map, called ''Future Past'', where we actally ''get to see a world that succumbed to a similar but even worse bad future'' and try to fix what's left of it. (And ''both Morgans show up as mid bosses'' minibosses'' - and you can only rescue one of them.) If the player takes the right decisions and strategies, Lucina and the Children Characters of said world will manage to perform a ritual that kills that future's Grima so, with Tiki as the new Naga, they can begin to rebuild their home.]]
5th Feb '16 1:44:23 PM lilysakura220
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* The old text based game ''TimeQuest'' was pretty much a series of these. The bad guy was a fellow time traveler who apparently really hated the world and goes back and time and messes up a whole bunch of historical events. Failing to correct any one of them will result in a BadPresent /Future, all completely different. Ironically, only one should actually be possible at any given time, since the earliest unfixed event should negate all later ones.
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* The old text based game ''TimeQuest'' ''Time Quest'' was pretty much a series of these. The bad guy was a fellow time traveler who apparently really hated the world and goes back and time and messes up a whole bunch of historical events. Failing to correct any one of them will result in a BadPresent /Future, all completely different. Ironically, only one should actually be possible at any given time, since the earliest unfixed event should negate all later ones.
1st Feb '16 5:47:36 PM ErichoTOME
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* TheNostalgiaCritic's review of TheRoom features one ruled by seahorses.

* TheNostalgiaCritic's review of TheRoom features one ruled by seahorses.
1st Feb '16 5:46:45 PM ErichoTOME
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* TheNostalgiaCritic's review of TheRoom features one ruled by seahorses.
22nd Jan '16 2:35:32 PM ZimFan89
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* ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'' is all about a disparate team of C-List heroes and a couple of [[CardCarryingVillain Card-Carrying Villains]] being recruited by a man from the future trying to stop BigBad Vandal Savage from conquering the world by the second half of the [=22nd=] century. The pilot actually opens here, with a scene of Savage's forces annihilating London in the "Second Blitz".
22nd Jan '16 4:03:39 AM TheNerevarine
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* ''ComicBook/WarlordOfMars''has a distant future where Mars was colonized by Earth forces, who terraformed the planet and enslaved the local natives with the resistance lead by [[BigGood John Carter]]'s distant descendant. This possible timeline is visited by Carter's wife Dejah, whose actions are implied to have solved the conflict and possibly prevent the timeline from existing it i the first place.
20th Jan '16 9:19:02 PM YamiVizziniX
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Not Quite Dead, it turned out!
* In still another ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' example, the DeadFic ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/45650/time-waits-for-no-mare Time Waits For No Mare]]'' features Applejack flung about three centuries into one of these by (naturally) a botched spell by Twilight Sparkle. During the interim, Twilight apparently became obsessed with a longevity spell (forbidden because it works proportionately to the amount of magic inside its recipients, so it would inevitably stratify the pony tribes if widely used), [[FaceHeelTurn went mad with magic and/or power (not to mention guilt)]], became an alicorn somehow, [[TakenForGranite petrified Princess Celestia]] (and drove off Luna) when the Princesses tried to dissuade her from casting the longevity spell, [[TheStarscream and took over as Chancellor of Equestria]] (although it is implied there may have been more to her story). [[FromBadToWorse Then the griffons invaded and the zebras started playing both sides against each other.]] The end result: earth ponies herded as slaves by long-lived pegasi, all lorded over by far-longer lived unicorns, all of these mostly stuck in one megacity surrounded by old warzones and balanced on a diplomatic knife's edge between the neighboring griffon and zebra territories.
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* In still another ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' example, the DeadFic fic ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/45650/time-waits-for-no-mare Time Waits For No Mare]]'' features Applejack flung about three centuries into one of these by (naturally) a botched spell by Twilight Sparkle. During the interim, Twilight apparently became obsessed with a longevity spell (forbidden because it works proportionately to the amount of magic inside its recipients, so it would inevitably stratify the pony tribes if widely used), [[FaceHeelTurn went mad with magic and/or power (not to mention guilt)]], became an alicorn somehow, [[TakenForGranite petrified Princess Celestia]] (and drove off Luna) when the Princesses tried to dissuade her from casting the longevity spell, [[TheStarscream and took over as Chancellor of Equestria]] (although it is implied there may have been more to her story). [[FromBadToWorse Then the griffons invaded and the zebras started playing both sides against each other.]] The end result: earth ponies herded as slaves by long-lived pegasi, all lorded over by far-longer lived unicorns, all of these mostly stuck in one megacity surrounded by old warzones and balanced on a diplomatic knife's edge between the neighboring griffon and zebra territories.
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