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20th Aug '16 7:45:20 PM SilentStranger
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* Waverider of the Creator/DCComics crossover series ''ComicBook/{{Armageddon 2001}}'' traveled from the future of 2030 to find the superhero that will become the [[FallenHero Monarch]]. The Monarch rules the Earth with an iron fist and controls everything. This one subverts the premise by having a character from the bad future go back to the present, instead of sending present day characters to the future.
* The ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica had one involving ThoseWackyNazis.

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* Waverider of the Creator/DCComics crossover series ''ComicBook/{{Armageddon 2001}}'' traveled from the future of 2030 to find the superhero that will become the [[FallenHero Monarch]]. The Monarch rules the Earth with an iron fist and controls everything. This one subverts the premise by having a character from the bad future go back to the present, instead of sending present day characters to the future.
future. Due to ExecutiveMeddling, the story was changed, originally Monarch was supposed to be [[spoiler: Captain Atom]] but in the finished version, he's [[spoiler: Hawk from Hawk and Dove]].
* The ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica had one involving ThoseWackyNazis.where a group of Nazi supervillains used a device called "The Great Darkness Enginge" to rob all metahumans except their own of their powers and set up a planetary barrier to prevent any alien allies from coming to the rescue. They swiftly take over the world, put most of their enemies in concentration camps and institute a Fourth Reich. Its only thanks to a long-term resistance plan from inside the camps by the surviving Justice Society and Justice League that the future is undone. Only Mr Terrific, who was sent back in time to prevent the ambush that let the Nazis win, remembers the Bad Future.


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* The "present day" of ''JudgeDredd'' is ALREADY pretty goddamn bad, being a post-apocalyptic police state, but there was a future that was even worse. The "Judge Child" storyline revolved around a prophecy that Mega City 1 would be destroyed in an unknown cataclysm in 2120 unless a boy named Owen Chrysler was made ruler of the city. Dredd discovered that Chrysler was a sadist sociopath and ended up abandoning him on an alien planet, and when he returned years later as a teenager for revenge, killing him. The "Judgement Day" storyline revealed through time travel that the future disaster was ''Chrysler himself'', having been cloned back to life and turned into a monstrously powerful being called The Mutant who destroyed the world and ruled over the ruins. Dredd and Judge Anderson averted this future by returning to the present and killing the Chrysler clone and everyone involved in his creation as soon as he emerged from the pod.
18th Aug '16 3:40:11 PM ZimFan89
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* Issue 12 of the ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' continuation comics sees Zim and Dib accidentally slingshotting themselves into the future, where Zim has finally taken over the world, declaring himself [[TheEmperor Emperor]], enslaving everyone, and is preparing to turn the planet into a ship so he can present it to the Tallest as a gift. And not only is Dib suitably horrified, an initially gleeful Zim comes to hate this future too, as [[OtherMeAnnoysMe he and Emperor Zim can't stand each other]]. So, he and Dib team up to defeat Emperor Zim and return to the present.
18th Aug '16 1:48:58 PM SWFMax
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* In "10 EPIC BATTLES that Changed History FOREVER!" by WebVideo/MatthewSantoro, Matthew returns from the future only to be freaked out by the fact that the future was taken over by robots.
11th Aug '16 12:50:48 PM ZimFan89
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* ''Fanfic/TheBridge'' eventually delves into this, albeit one we just hear about, rather than seeing for ourselves: [[spoiler: at some point, both [[OmnicidalManiac Bagan]] and [[GodOfEvil Grogar]] escape their [[SealedEvilInACan prisons]]; while Equestria and Terra both survive the resultant war, they are heavily devastated, with (among many others) Shining Armor and Cadence killed]]. We don't get much detail beyond that, [[TakeOurWordForIt it's bad enough that]] [[spoiler: Flurry Heart ends up traveling back in time in an attempt to subtly SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong]].
29th Jul '16 12:52:58 AM PaulA
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* An early example occurs in the Creator/RayBradbury short story "Literature/ASoundOfThunder" by Creator/RayBradbury. [[spoiler: Wile in the lobby of the Time Safari company, the characters discuss the recent presidential elections in which moderate Keith has defeated Deutscher, who is apparently a fascist. At the end, after they return to the present and main character Eckels discovers that he [[ButterflyEffect accidentally stepped on a butterfly in the Cretaceous]], which has resulted in an alternate timeline in which Deutscher won.]][[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Also, everything is spelled phonetically.]]
27th Jul '16 3:42:52 PM klom99
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* In ''VideoGame/WarriorsOrochi'', speifically WO3, the [[spoiler: Dynasty and Samurai Warriors]] have decided to colonize the Orochi-verse, having yet to return to their proper world. Unfortunately, their hopes at peaceful life are dashed when [[spoiler: The Hydra]] and [[Kiyomori Taira]] and the Demon Army utterly slaughter [[KillAllHumans every single Human]] in the Orochi-verse sans three. The very first battle of the game takes place at the end of this timeline, with [[spoiler: the Mystic servant Kaguya]] saving the trio through her ability to TimeTravel, leting them [[SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong return to past battles, undo the carnage]] and defeat the [[spoiler: Hydra]] properly.

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* In ''VideoGame/WarriorsOrochi'', speifically WO3, specifically the third installment, the [[spoiler: Dynasty and Samurai Warriors]] have decided to colonize the Orochi-verse, having yet to return to their proper world. Unfortunately, their hopes at peaceful life are dashed when [[spoiler: The Hydra]] and [[Kiyomori [[spoiler: Kiyomori Taira]] and the Demon Army utterly slaughter [[KillAllHumans every single Human]] in the Orochi-verse sans three. The very first battle of the game takes place at the end of this timeline, with [[spoiler: the Mystic servant Kaguya]] saving the trio through her ability to TimeTravel, leting them [[SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong return to past battles, undo the carnage]] and defeat the [[spoiler: Hydra]] properly.
27th Jul '16 3:40:47 PM klom99
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* In ''VideoGame/WarriorsOrochi'', speifically WO3, the [[spoiler: Dynasty and Samurai Warriors]] have decided to colonize the Orochi-verse, having yet to return to their proper world. Unfortunately, their hopes at peaceful life are dashed when [[spoiler: The Hydra]] and [[Kiyomori Taira]] and the Demon Army utterly slaughter [[KillAllHumans every single Human]] in the Orochi-verse sans three. The very first battle of the game takes place at the end of this timeline, with [[spoiler: the Mystic servant Kaguya]] saving the trio through her ability to TimeTravel, leting them [[SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong return to past battles, undo the carnage]] and defeat the [[spoiler: Hydra]] properly.
24th Jul '16 11:50:47 PM DyingWillKirby
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* Played with in ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged''. The future where the Androids conquer the Earth is just as horrible as it was in canon, but [[KnightInSourArmor Future Gohan]] doesn't consider it to be the "bad" future. His friends were constantly dying all around him long before the Androids ever showed up, so to him, it's just "the future."
6th Jul '16 8:25:00 PM awe777
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A '''Bad Future''' is one of the most common {{Alternate Timeline}}s and one, who if TimeTravel exist in their [[TheVerse universe]], any stars of a [[LongRunner long-running]] series will surely visit. The heroes are sent into the near future (common intervals are [[ExtyYearsFromNow 5, 10, and 20 years]]), and discover a CrapsackWorld. Usually [[TheBadGuyWins the villain(s)]] [[WorldDomination have taken over]]. They may even [[FutureMeScaresMe encounter ''themselves'']. 90% of the time the hero(es) will meet LaResistance and/or FutureBadass versions of his friends who were left in the past. Typically they go back in time to SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong.

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A '''Bad Future''' is one of the most common {{Alternate Timeline}}s and one, who if TimeTravel exist in their [[TheVerse universe]], any stars of a [[LongRunner long-running]] series will surely visit. The heroes are sent into the near future (common intervals are [[ExtyYearsFromNow 5, 10, and 20 years]]), and discover a CrapsackWorld. Usually [[TheBadGuyWins the villain(s)]] [[WorldDomination have taken over]]. They may even [[FutureMeScaresMe encounter ''themselves''].encounter]] ''[[FutureMeScaresMe themselves]]''. 90% of the time the hero(es) will meet LaResistance and/or FutureBadass versions of his friends who were left in the past. Typically they go back in time to SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong.
5th Jul '16 1:28:35 PM frogpatrol
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Compare with FutureMeScaresMe, ItsAWonderfulPlot and MirrorUniverse.

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Compare with FutureMeScaresMe, DarkWorld, ItsAWonderfulPlot and MirrorUniverse.
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