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24th Jun '16 8:53:38 AM Josef5678
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* Inverted in ''Film/HotTubTimeMachine'', as the movie starts out in one. Nick works a dead-end job of cleaning dogs' anuses, Jacob [[BasementDweller lives in his uncle's basement]], and Lou's life is so bad, he attempts suicide. [[spoiler:At the end of the film, Nick lives his dream of being a musician, Lou becomes a billionaire by exploiting what he knew would happen after the '80s, and Jacob lives with his rich father.]]
23rd Jun '16 1:59:54 PM MyFinalEdits
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* In Gene Roddenberry's ''Series/{{Andromeda}}'', about halfway through season 2, Trance Gemini swaps herself for another her from a bad future, who has come to help avoid making the same mistakes that led to her bad future, although by doing so, she might as well have made things worse.
** Really this is the whole premise of the series. Dylan Hunt finds himself brought to a BadFuture via TimeDilation, and since traveling back in time is not an option, he tasks himself with single-handedly restoring TheFederation.

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* In Gene Roddenberry's ''Series/{{Andromeda}}'', about ''Series/{{Andromeda}}'':
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halfway through season 2, Trance Gemini swaps herself for another her from a bad future, who has come to help avoid making the same mistakes that led to her bad future, although by doing so, she might as well have made things worse.
** Really this is the whole premise of the series. Dylan Hunt finds himself brought to a BadFuture via TimeDilation, and since traveling back in time is not an option, he tasks himself with single-handedly restoring TheFederation.



* The future that Chris comes from in ''Series/{{Charmed}}''.
** An earlier episode has the sisters use an embarrassing spell on a JerkAss guy for his dog's actions. Then they end up in the BadFuture as their older selves and see that this one act has resulted in the guy [[BrokenMasquerade revealing the existence of witches]] and becoming a powerful politician winning on the platform of BurnTheWitch. One of the sisters is accused of murdering a {{Muggle}} with magic and sentenced to [[KillItWithFire death by fire]]. Worse, as they find out from a security footage, she actually did it. In the end, the guilty sister chooses to allow herself to burn as punishment for her crime. This future is, presumably, averted after all three return to their time and undo the spell on the JerkAss guy.

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* The future that Chris comes from in ''Series/{{Charmed}}''.
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''Series/{{Charmed}}''. An earlier episode has the sisters use an embarrassing spell on a JerkAss guy for his dog's actions. Then they end up in the BadFuture as their older selves and see that this one act has resulted in the guy [[BrokenMasquerade revealing the existence of witches]] and becoming a powerful politician winning on the platform of BurnTheWitch. One of the sisters is accused of murdering a {{Muggle}} with magic and sentenced to [[KillItWithFire death by fire]]. Worse, as they find out from a security footage, she actually did it. In the end, the guilty sister chooses to allow herself to burn as punishment for her crime. This future is, presumably, averted after all three return to their time and undo the spell on the JerkAss guy.
23rd Jun '16 10:15:53 AM CheeseDogX
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** Really this is the whole premise of the series. Dylan Hunt finds himself brought to a BadFuture via TimeDilation, and since traveling back in time is not an option, he tasks himself with single-handedly restoring TheFederation.
13th Jun '16 5:49:22 PM NeoTerraKnight
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** In ''Anime/DragonBallSuper, we go back into Future Trunks timeline and [[spoiler:The future got even ''worse'' than when the Androids wreck havoc on Earth. Future Bulma gets even killed by the unknown enemy... Black Goku! He was too much for Trunks he has to go back in time to get help.]]

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** In ''Anime/DragonBallSuper, ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'', we go back into Future Trunks timeline and [[spoiler:The [[spoiler: the future got even ''worse'' than when the Androids wreck havoc on Earth. Future Bulma gets even killed by the unknown enemy... Black Goku! He was too much for Trunks he has to go back in time to get help.]]
13th Jun '16 1:05:47 PM Shadoboy
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** The ''Season 5 Finale, the Cutie Re-Mark''. [[spoiler: Starlight Glimmer makes her return and acquires a time travelling spell and uses it in an attempt to sabotage [[ForWantOfANail Rainbow Dash's first Sonic Rainboom]] so the Mane Six don't get their cutie marks, causing several bad futures where TheBadGuyWins; King Sombra has conquered the Crystal Empire and half of Equestria, and leads an army against Princess Celestia and the other half, Nightmare Moon has defeated Celestia and banished her to the moon instead, Celestia and Luna are powerless to stop Discord and have been made his personal entertainment clowns, Queen Chysalis and her Changelings conquer Equestria, forcing ponies to escape to the Everfree Forest and form a ragtag resistance group led by Zecora, The Flim-Flam Brothers take over Sweet Apple Acres, Tirek ''destroys'' Equestria, etc, but the final straw is when Twilight Sparkle takes Starlight herself to one of these bad futures to give her a real experience first hand of the consequences. Equestria is a ''total desolate wasteland'' with ''nothing'' in sight. No ponies, no buildings, no villains, no trees, no water, just ''[[NothingIsScarier nothing]]'', like everyone has either fled Equestria entirely, or worse. This causes Starlight to [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone realize the error of her ways]], and perform a HeelFaceTurn afterwards]].

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** The ''Season 5 Finale, the Cutie Re-Mark''. [[spoiler: Starlight Glimmer makes her return and acquires a time travelling spell and uses it in an attempt to sabotage [[ForWantOfANail Rainbow Dash's first Sonic Rainboom]] so the Mane Six don't get their cutie marks, causing several bad futures where TheBadGuyWins; King Sombra has conquered the Crystal Empire and half of Equestria, and leads an army against Princess Celestia and the other half, Nightmare Moon has defeated Celestia and banished her to the moon instead, Celestia and Luna are powerless to stop Discord and have been made his personal entertainment clowns, Queen Chysalis and her Changelings conquer Equestria, forcing ponies to escape to the Everfree Forest and form a ragtag resistance group led by Zecora, The Flim-Flam Brothers take over Sweet Apple Acres, Nightmare Moon has defeated Celestia and banished her to the moon instead, putting Equestria into eternal night, Tirek ''destroys'' Equestria, Celestia and Luna are powerless to stop Discord and have been made his personal entertainment clowns, The Flim-Flam Brothers have turned equestria into an industrial wasteland, etc, but the final straw is when Twilight Sparkle takes Starlight herself to one of these bad futures to give her a real experience first hand of the consequences. Equestria is a ''total desolate wasteland'' with ''nothing'' in sight. No ponies, no buildings, no villains, no trees, no water, just ''[[NothingIsScarier nothing]]'', like everyone has either fled Equestria entirely, or worse. This causes Starlight to [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone realize the error of her ways]], and perform a HeelFaceTurn afterwards]].
12th Jun '16 9:48:28 AM NeoTerraKnight
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** In ''Anime/DragonBallSuper, we go back into Future Trunks timeline and [[spoiler:The future got even ''worse'' than when the Androids wreck havoc on Earth. Future Bulma gets even killed by the unknown enemy... Black Goku! He was too much for Trunks he has to go back in time to get help.]]
11th Jun '16 8:47:08 PM nombretomado
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* Alan Moore's {{Spawn}}[=/=]WildCATS miniseries is entirely based on this trope. Spawn and the [=WildCATS=] get thrown into the future where the world is ruled by a tyrannical super-sorcerer and most of our heroes are secretly fighting against him. The twist is that Spawn himself turns out to be the tyrant, having been given the idea by visiting this future in the first place. Our heroes manage to undo the bad future when [[spoiler: Spawn finds out one of the resistance members is actually his ex-wife's daughter, and then she dies a moment later. Spawn promises to never let that happen, which undoes the timeline. But of course, it just means even MORE angst for ol' Spawny.]]

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* Alan Moore's {{Spawn}}[=/=]WildCATS {{Spawn}}[=/=]ComicBook/WildCATs miniseries is entirely based on this trope. Spawn and the [=WildCATS=] get thrown into the future where the world is ruled by a tyrannical super-sorcerer and most of our heroes are secretly fighting against him. The twist is that Spawn himself turns out to be the tyrant, having been given the idea by visiting this future in the first place. Our heroes manage to undo the bad future when [[spoiler: Spawn finds out one of the resistance members is actually his ex-wife's daughter, and then she dies a moment later. Spawn promises to never let that happen, which undoes the timeline. But of course, it just means even MORE angst for ol' Spawny.]]
6th Jun '16 2:36:06 PM mkmlp
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The MLP FanFic ''FanFic/HarmonyTheory'' takes place in a future where Princess Celestis and Luna are ''dead'', the Equestria has been divided into two nations on the brink of war, the [[TheMagicGoesAway much of the magic has left the world]] leading to the extinction of many sapient creatures and the surviving ones being severely weakened, an Omnicidal WarGod has returned to '''finish what she started''', and the worlds so violent you can get a Cutie Mark in ''killing''.

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* The MLP FanFic ''FanFic/HarmonyTheory'' takes place in a future where Princess Celestis and Luna are ''dead'', the Equestria has been divided into two nations on the brink of war, the [[TheMagicGoesAway much of the magic has left the world]] leading to the extinction of many sapient creatures and the surviving ones being severely weakened, an Omnicidal WarGod has returned to '''finish what she started''', and the worlds so violent you can get a Cutie Mark in ''killing''.
6th Jun '16 2:35:16 PM mkmlp
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The MLP FanFic ''FanFic/HarmonyTheory'' takes place in a future where Princess Celestis and Luna are ''dead'', the Equestria has been divided into two nations on the brink of war, the [[TheMagicGoesAway much of the magic has left the world]] leading to the extinction of many sapient creatures and the surviving ones being severely weakened, an Omnicidal WarGod has returned to '''finish what she started''', and the worlds so violent you can get a Cutie Mark in ''killing''.
31st May '16 4:59:47 AM narm00
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* The IncredibleHulk was once pulled into a bad future where, after a global nuclear war killed most of the world's superheros, the Hulk himself, having renamed himself the Maestro, had taken over, having gone insane due to the massive amounts of radiation he absorbed during the war.

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* The IncredibleHulk was once pulled into a bad future where, after a global nuclear war killed most of the world's superheros, superheroes, the Hulk himself, having renamed himself the Maestro, had taken over, having gone insane due to the massive amounts of radiation he absorbed during the war.



* DC's [[ComicBook/TheNew52FuturesEnd Future's End]] event deals with not one but ''two'' bad futures. The first is one where Brother Eye has taken over the world with its OMAC drones, and the second is set [[ExtyYearsFromNow five years into "our" future]], where a lot of bad things have already happened, including a GreatOffscreenWar between two universes, several major superheroes being killed off, and Mr Terrific [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking has become]] [[TookALevelInJerkass a jerk]].

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* DC's [[ComicBook/TheNew52FuturesEnd Future's End]] event deals with not one but ''two'' bad futures. The first is one where Brother Eye has taken over the world with its OMAC drones, and futures, the second following on from the first. The first is set [[ExtyYearsFromNow five years into "our" future]], where a lot of bad things have already happened, including a GreatOffscreenWar between two universes, several major superheroes being killed off, and Mr Terrific [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking has become]] [[TookALevelInJerkass a jerk]].jerk]], and the second is set decades later, with Brother Eye having taken over the world with its OMAC drones.



* ''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.

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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 prevented the timeline from existing it i in the first place.
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