History Main / BeenThereShapedHistory

23rd Aug '16 11:52:04 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/QuantumLeap'' often had Sam Beckett being responsible for a great many things while in the guise of various people. Creator Donald Bellisario referred to these as "kisses with history," giving Sam a chance to slyly affect the world more than just what the main plot required. Among the many things that Sam is responsible for are teaching The Twist to Chubby Checker, performing the [[StableTimeLoop Heimlich Maneuver on Dr. Heimlich]], giving a young Creator/StephenKing ideas for some [[Literature/{{Christine}} scary]] [[Literature/{{Carrie}} stories]], encouraging BuddyHolly to continue with music (even helping him write "Peggy Sue" by trying to catch a pig), and teaching the Moon Walk to a young Music/MichaelJackson.

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* ''Series/QuantumLeap'' often had Sam Beckett being responsible for a great many things while in the guise of various people. Creator Donald Bellisario referred to these as "kisses with history," giving Sam a chance to slyly affect the world more than just what the main plot required. Among the many things that Sam is responsible for are teaching The Twist to Chubby Checker, performing the [[StableTimeLoop Heimlich Maneuver on Dr. Heimlich]], giving a young Creator/StephenKing ideas for some [[Literature/{{Christine}} scary]] [[Literature/{{Carrie}} stories]], encouraging BuddyHolly Music/BuddyHolly to continue with music (even helping him write "Peggy Sue" by trying to catch a pig), and teaching the Moon Walk to a young Music/MichaelJackson.
23rd Aug '16 12:21:45 PM bigfatcarp93
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Supertrope to HistoricalRapSheet. Almost always the source of a HistoricalInJoke. See SeeminglyProfoundFool, MistakenForSpecialGuest. When done poorly or overbearingly, can be a sign of a CanonSue. Contrast BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy where they simply use the real person.

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Supertrope to HistoricalRapSheet. Almost always the source of a HistoricalInJoke. See SeeminglyProfoundFool, MistakenForSpecialGuest. When done poorly or overbearingly, can be a sign of a CanonSue. Contrast BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy where they simply use the real person.
person. Can often cross over with NoodleIncident.
20th Aug '16 6:32:51 AM shokoshu
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'': Cosmo sunk Atlantis nine times, caused the volcanic eruption that destroyed Pompeii and George Washington used his head as a cannon ball to win a battle.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'': Cosmo sunk Atlantis nine times, caused the volcanic eruption that destroyed Pompeii and George Washington used his head as a cannon ball to win a battle. (But Cosmo didn't wipe out the dinosaurs - that was Sylvester Calzone.)
5th Aug '16 11:18:00 PM merotoker
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** This is inverted for some, because [[spoiler: the Throne of Heroes and the Counter Force are existences outside of time, so it is possible that a Heroic Spirit can be summoned that [[BeenThereShapedHistory Will Be There, Will Shape the Future]].]]
* Ciel and Sebastian inspired a young ''Creator/ArthurConanDoyle'' to continue writing Sherlock Holmes stories (Arthur was convinced [[ItWillNeverCatchOn they would never catch on]]) by [[spoiler: telling him how they engineered the murders at the party, as well as showing him Sebastian's true form.]]
** The Titanic actually sunk thanks to [[spoiler: a zombie outbreak and a GrimReaper slicing the ship in half with his scythe.]]

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** This is inverted for some, because [[spoiler: the Throne of Heroes and the Counter Force are existences outside of time, so it is possible that a Heroic Spirit can be summoned that [[BeenThereShapedHistory Will Be There, Will Shape the Future]].]]
Future]].
* Ciel and Sebastian inspired a young ''Creator/ArthurConanDoyle'' to continue writing Sherlock Holmes stories (Arthur was convinced [[ItWillNeverCatchOn they would never catch on]]) by [[spoiler: telling him how they engineered the murders at the party, as well as showing him Sebastian's true form.]]
form]].
** The Titanic actually sunk thanks to [[spoiler: a zombie outbreak and a GrimReaper TheGrimReaper slicing the ship in half with his scythe.]]scythe]].



* ''TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'' features Orlando (based loosely on the titular character of a book by Virginia Woolf), a gender-changing Immortal who fights in every major war from Troy to World War II, as well as causing the rift between Romulus and Remus and [[GenderBender posing for the Mona Lisa]]. Also, he started the Renaissance.

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* ''TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'' ''ComicBook/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'' features Orlando (based loosely on the titular character of a book by Virginia Woolf), a gender-changing Immortal who fights in every major war from Troy to World War II, as well as causing the rift between Romulus and Remus and [[GenderBender posing for the Mona Lisa]]. Also, he started the Renaissance.



* ''ComicBook/AtomicRobo'' alternately averts this trope and plays it straight. Robo participates in World War II in a story where Robo is off on a side mission while real-life soldiers are fighting real-life battles; goes along for the ride for the first Mars probe mission but does not contribute anything to the actual accomplishments of NASA; and he declares himself neutral during the Cold War. He has, however, been to the moon, but probably well after humans had already made it. Essentially, Atomic Robo has BeenThereShapedHistory in that he's around for all sorts of historical events, but he's an aversion because he never takes away from what was done by historical human beings.

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* ''ComicBook/AtomicRobo'' alternately averts this trope and plays it straight. Robo participates in World War II in a story where Robo is off on a side mission while real-life soldiers are fighting real-life battles; goes along for the ride for the first Mars probe mission but does not contribute anything to the actual accomplishments of NASA; and he declares himself neutral during the Cold War. He has, however, been to the moon, but probably well after humans had already made it. Essentially, Atomic Robo has BeenThereShapedHistory qualifies in that he's around for all sorts of historical events, but he's an aversion because he never takes away from what was done by historical human beings.



** Uncle Scrooge once boasted about his wrestling skills (to Roosevelt, while they were figthing) by mentioning that he once met Sitting Bull. Of course, back then he was known as "Standing Bull."

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** Uncle Scrooge once boasted about his wrestling skills (to Roosevelt, while they were figthing) fighting) by mentioning that he once met Sitting Bull. Of course, back then he was known as "Standing Bull."



* Being "The Spirit of the 20th Century", Jenny Sparks from the {{Wildstorm}} Universe was a part of every major event from 1900 to 2000, including the Titanic and "Shagging the three main players in World War Two". The most outrageous of these was when she was living in Vienna and [[RefugeInAudacity told a local struggling artist to give up, because his paintings were no good. But he was a good public speaker, so maybe he should consider going into politics. But first he'd have to change his name, because nobody was going to vote for somebody named Adolf Schicklgruber.]]

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* Being "The Spirit of the 20th Century", Jenny Sparks from the {{Wildstorm}} Creator/{{Wildstorm}} Universe was a part of every major event from 1900 to 2000, including the Titanic and "Shagging the three main players in World War Two".UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo". The most outrageous of these was when she was living in Vienna and [[RefugeInAudacity told a local struggling artist to give up, because his paintings were no good. But he was a good public speaker, so maybe he should consider going into politics. But first he'd have to change his name, because nobody was going to vote for somebody named Adolf Schicklgruber.]]



* In ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'', it's heavily implied (and outright stated in TheMovie) that [[spoiler: the Comedian was the gunman who killed JFK back in November of 1963.]]
** Though ''ComicBook/BeforeWatchmen'' claims it isn't true; Eddie was occupied with Moloch during the assassination. However, it does claim [[spoiler: he killed Marilyn Monroe and Bobby Kennedy]]
** Doc Manhattan is there waiting when Neil Armstrong steps out of the lunar lander. And the famous Victory Kiss photograph after WW2 is a bit different due to the presence of a certain female vigilante (in place of the male sailor).

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* In ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'', it's heavily implied (and outright stated in TheMovie) that [[spoiler: the Comedian was the gunman who killed JFK back in November of 1963.]]
1963]].
** Though ''ComicBook/BeforeWatchmen'' claims it isn't true; Eddie was occupied with Moloch during the assassination. However, it does claim [[spoiler: he killed Marilyn Monroe and Bobby Kennedy]]
Kennedy]].
** Doc Manhattan is there waiting when Neil Armstrong steps out of the lunar lander. And the famous Victory Kiss photograph after WW2 UsefulNotes/WorldWarII is a bit different due to the presence of a certain female vigilante (in place of the male sailor).



* Franchise/{{Batman}} villain Ra's al Ghul, being over seven hundred years old, takes for numerous historical events. His spotlight issue during the New 52 Villains Month implies that he was responsible for the Great Fire of London, the cholera epidemic of 1832, and training Gavrilo Princip, the [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarI assassin of Franz Ferdinand]].

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* Franchise/{{Batman}} villain Ra's al Ghul, ComicBook/RasAlGhul, being over seven hundred years old, takes for numerous historical events. His spotlight issue during the New 52 Villains Month implies that he was responsible for the Great Fire of London, the cholera epidemic of 1832, and training Gavrilo Princip, the [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarI assassin of Franz Ferdinand]].



* The third part of ''Fanfic/{{Day of the Barney|Trilogy}}'' reveals that Barney and Baby Bop [[Really700YearsOld were alive and present at the extinction of the dinosaurs]] [[spoiler:and are hinted to have caused it]]. The list of historical events they are shown to have caused is long: Since the extinction of the dinosaurs, they are revealed to have [[spoiler:met and corrupted Caligula, caused the spread of {{the Black Death}}, saved the life of and met UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler, and befriended Anne Frank, only to betray her and her family to the Nazis after learning that she is a Jew.]]

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* The third part of ''Fanfic/{{Day of the Barney|Trilogy}}'' reveals that Barney and Baby Bop [[Really700YearsOld [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld were alive and present at the extinction of the dinosaurs]] [[spoiler:and are hinted to have caused it]]. The list of historical events they are shown to have caused is long: Since the extinction of the dinosaurs, they are revealed to have [[spoiler:met and corrupted Caligula, caused the spread of {{the Black Death}}, saved the life of and met UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler, and befriended Anne Frank, only to betray her and her family to the Nazis after learning that she is a Jew.]]Jew]].



* Mixed with a good helping of AnachronismStew in ''WesternAnimation/IceAge4ContinentalDrift'', where Scrat is shown to have caused the breakup of Pangaea. Yes, [[CriticalResearchFailure during the Ice Age.]]
** An even more anachronistic example occurs in ''WesternAnimation/IceAge5CollisionCourse'', where Scrat is revealed to have accidentally ''created the Solar System'' during the Ice Age.

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* Mixed with a good helping of AnachronismStew in ''WesternAnimation/IceAge4ContinentalDrift'', where Scrat is shown to have caused the breakup of Pangaea. Yes, [[CriticalResearchFailure during the Ice Age.]]
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]] An even more anachronistic example occurs in ''WesternAnimation/IceAge5CollisionCourse'', where Scrat is revealed to have accidentally ''created the Solar System'' during the Ice Age.



* The former TropeNamer, ''Film/ForrestGump'', was based around this concept. Throughout the movie (and source novel) that shared his name, he was responsible for any number of historical events: exposing the Watergate break-ins, teaching Elvis how to dance, was involved in a famous anti-Vietnam rally, among other things. The real world Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., on the other hand, was [[{{Defictionalization}} created in response to the movie]].

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* The former TropeNamer, {{Trope Namer|s}}, ''Film/ForrestGump'', was based around this concept. Throughout the movie (and source novel) that shared his name, he was responsible for any number of historical events: exposing the Watergate break-ins, teaching Elvis how to dance, was involved in a famous anti-Vietnam rally, among other things. The real world Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., on the other hand, was [[{{Defictionalization}} created in response to the movie]].



* The TropeMaker, ''Film/{{Zelig}}''. While he doesn't actually discover anything, the [[OlderThanTheyThink earlier]] and influential Creator/WoodyAllen film is a {{mockumentary}} detailing the title character's celebrity and includes old photos of him posed with famous people as well as interviews from real academics about him. The movie does a good job of justifying why its audience [[CelebrityParadox would never have]] [[FunnyAneurysmMoment heard of Zelig]] by treating him as [[LiteraryAgentHypothesis one of many fads]] of the 1920s and 1930s, forgotten when the public discovered something new of interest.

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* The TropeMaker, {{Trope Maker|s}}, ''Film/{{Zelig}}''. While he doesn't actually discover anything, the [[OlderThanTheyThink earlier]] and influential Creator/WoodyAllen film is a {{mockumentary}} detailing the title character's celebrity and includes old photos of him posed with famous people as well as interviews from real academics about him. The movie does a good job of justifying why its audience [[CelebrityParadox would never have]] [[FunnyAneurysmMoment heard of Zelig]] by treating him as [[LiteraryAgentHypothesis one of many fads]] of the 1920s and 1930s, forgotten when the public discovered something new of interest.



* The second ''NationalTreasure'' movie featured a minor character, Nicholas Cage's character's great-grandfather, burning a vital clue to a hidden treasure given to him by John Wilkes Booth minutes before the assassination of President Lincoln, thus preventing the Confederates from recovering the treasure and [[YouFailEconomicsForever having the funding]] to start a second Civil War.
* JackieChan's and Owen Wilson's characters from ''Film/ShanghaiKnights'', Chon Wang and Roy O'Bannon (real name ''Wyatt Earp''), have on their record, among other things, creating the names of Arthur Conan Doyle's ''Literature/SherlockHolmes'', getting Doyle interested in writing, and getting Creator/CharlieChaplin interested in acting. Roy also decides ''not'' to invest some of their funds in this [[ItWillNeverCatchOn new-fangled device called an auto-mobile]]

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* The second ''NationalTreasure'' ''Film/NationalTreasure'' movie featured a minor character, Nicholas Cage's character's great-grandfather, burning a vital clue to a hidden treasure given to him by John Wilkes Booth minutes before the assassination of President Lincoln, thus preventing the Confederates from recovering the treasure and [[YouFailEconomicsForever [[ArtisticLicenseEconomics having the funding]] to start a second Civil War.
* JackieChan's Creator/JackieChan's and Owen Wilson's characters from ''Film/ShanghaiKnights'', Chon Wang and Roy O'Bannon (real name ''Wyatt Earp''), have on their record, among other things, creating the names of Arthur Conan Doyle's ''Literature/SherlockHolmes'', getting Doyle interested in writing, and getting Creator/CharlieChaplin interested in acting. Roy also decides ''not'' to invest some of their funds in this [[ItWillNeverCatchOn new-fangled device called an auto-mobile]]



* Parodied by ''Film/WalkHard'' - Dewey frequently meets famous musicians, from Elvis to the Beatles, but they are all deliberately horribly miscast (Creator/JackBlack as Paul [=McCartney=]?) and Dewey always refers to all of them by their full names. The scene with Music/TheBeatles takes it the furthest - they all deliberately state that there is a rift between the four of them, George Harrison complains that they never let him write songs, and they all really obviously drop the names of songs that hadn't been written yet.

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* Parodied by ''Film/WalkHard'' - Dewey frequently meets famous musicians, from Elvis to the Beatles, but they are all deliberately horribly miscast (Creator/JackBlack as Paul [=McCartney=]?) Music/PaulMcCartney?) and Dewey always refers to all of them by their full names. The scene with Music/TheBeatles takes it the furthest - they all deliberately state that there is a rift between the four of them, George Harrison complains that they never let him write songs, and they all really obviously drop the names of songs that hadn't been written yet.



** ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'': Magneto was arrested for his involvement in [[WhoShotJFK Kennedy's death]] (as in the magic bullet; the ViralMarketing raises the hypothesis that Mystique in guise of Lee Harvey Oswald was the one who shot), and the Paris Peace Accords that closed America's involvement with the UsefulNotes/VietnamWar now have Dr. Bolivar Trask, Major William Stryker and some mutants in attendance.

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** ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'': Magneto was arrested for his involvement in [[WhoShotJFK Kennedy's death]] (as in the magic bullet; the ViralMarketing raises the hypothesis that Mystique in guise of Lee Harvey Oswald was the one who shot), and the Paris Peace Accords that closed America's involvement with the UsefulNotes/VietnamWar UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar now have Dr. Bolivar Trask, Major William Stryker and some mutants in attendance.



* ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'' has the titular villain, an assassin active over the last seventy years, [[spoiler:who HYDRA used to shape the world into the current era of paranoia. It's heavily implied, judging by the numerous Russian features they gave him, that the Winter Soldier is directly (though unwillingly and unknowingly) responsible for escalating the Cold War.]]

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* ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'' has the titular villain, an assassin active over the last seventy years, [[spoiler:who HYDRA used to shape the world into the current era of paranoia. It's heavily implied, judging by the numerous Russian features they gave him, that the Winter Soldier is directly (though unwillingly and unknowingly) responsible for escalating the Cold War.]]War]].



* In a Swedish film ''The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared'' - which is by the way much better then the "arthous-ish" name might imply - through a series of flashback scenes we gradually learn that the main character prevented an assasination of Franco, personally suggested the explosive obturation principle for a Manhattan project, and many other things.

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* In a Swedish film ''The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared'' - which is by the way much better then the "arthous-ish" name might imply - through a series of flashback scenes we gradually learn that the main character prevented an assasination assassination of Franco, personally suggested the explosive obturation principle for a Manhattan project, and many other things.



* The ''{{Literature/Flashman}}'' series often moves in this direction, having him not only indirectly responsible for important events in British history, but also having him as the inspiration for ''ThePrisonerOfZenda'' and ''Uncle Tom's Cabin'' (!). One novella, ''Flashman and the Tiger,'' has him getting the SherlockScan from [[LawyerFriendlyCameo lawyer friendly cameos]] of Franchise/SherlockHolmes and Watson and isn't as well done since the series (outside of the characters of ''Literature/TomBrownsSchooldays'') doesn't have literary characters as real people, only as the inspirations for them.
** Fictional uncertainties aside, Flashman certainly serves as a splendid Gump, as his career spans virtually every notable conflict in the world from the First Afghan War to the Boxer Rebellion (though sadly his author died before recounting some of Flashman's highest-profile adventures, e.g. the American Civil War and (most) of the Zulu War).

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* The ''{{Literature/Flashman}}'' series often moves in this direction, having him not only indirectly responsible for important events in British history, but also having him as the inspiration for ''ThePrisonerOfZenda'' ''Literature/ThePrisonerOfZenda'' and ''Uncle Tom's Cabin'' (!). One novella, ''Flashman and the Tiger,'' has him getting the SherlockScan from [[LawyerFriendlyCameo lawyer friendly cameos]] of Franchise/SherlockHolmes and Watson and isn't as well done since the series (outside of the characters of ''Literature/TomBrownsSchooldays'') doesn't have literary characters as real people, only as the inspirations for them.
** Fictional uncertainties aside, Flashman certainly serves as a splendid Gump, as his career spans virtually every notable conflict in the world from the First Afghan War to the Boxer Rebellion (though sadly his author died before recounting some of Flashman's highest-profile adventures, e.g. the American Civil War UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar and (most) of the Zulu War).



* ''{{Sharpe}}'' is a similar example - if he'd been killed in India, Britain would probably have lost the Napoleonic Wars. Some things Sharpe is responsible for: the assassination of Tipu Sultan; saving the Duke of Wellington's life; the capture of Gawilghur; stopping an Indo-French treaty (by murdering an accredited diplomat no less) to force Britain out of India; capturing the Danish fleet at Copenhagen; securing funding for the Lines of Torres Vedras; the explosion at Almeida; covering up a scandal involving the Peer's brother and the British ambassador to Spain; leading the Forlorn Hope at Badajoz; shooting the Prince of Orange at the Battle of Waterloo; helping the Chilean Revolution to succeed.

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* ''{{Sharpe}}'' ''Literature/{{Sharpe}}'' is a similar example - if he'd been killed in India, Britain would probably have lost the Napoleonic Wars. Some things Sharpe is responsible for: the assassination of Tipu Sultan; saving the Duke of Wellington's life; the capture of Gawilghur; stopping an Indo-French treaty (by murdering an accredited diplomat no less) to force Britain out of India; capturing the Danish fleet at Copenhagen; securing funding for the Lines of Torres Vedras; the explosion at Almeida; covering up a scandal involving the Peer's brother and the British ambassador to Spain; leading the Forlorn Hope at Badajoz; shooting the Prince of Orange at the Battle of Waterloo; helping the Chilean Revolution to succeed.



** His UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar character, [[AwesomeMcCoolname Nathaniel Starbuck]] was responsible for warning Nathan Evans (who is portrayed as a hilariously LethalJokeCharacter) of the Union flanking movement at the First Battle of Manassas Junction, thus saving the Confederacy and setting the stage for a long Civil War.

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** His UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar American Civil War character, [[AwesomeMcCoolname Nathaniel Starbuck]] was responsible for warning Nathan Evans (who is portrayed as a hilariously LethalJokeCharacter) of the Union flanking movement at the First Battle of Manassas Junction, thus saving the Confederacy and setting the stage for a long Civil War.



* Inverted in the ''Literature/HoratioHornblower'' series, where the author deliberately keeps Horatio out of the way of most of the major historical events of the time. Forester did this while at the same time using many real historical figures (there was a Captain Pellew, for example), but usually not in a way that you'd expect their interaction to merit special historical notice. (You can see the full list [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horatio_Hornblower#Historical_figures_in_the_novels here]] at TheOtherWiki.)

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* Inverted in the ''Literature/HoratioHornblower'' series, where the author deliberately keeps Horatio out of the way of most of the major historical events of the time. Forester did this while at the same time using many real historical figures (there was a Captain Pellew, for example), but usually not in a way that you'd expect their interaction to merit special historical notice. (You can see the full list [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horatio_Hornblower#Historical_figures_in_the_novels here]] at TheOtherWiki.[[Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} The Other Wiki]].)



* In the ''EarthsChildren'' series, the protagonist Ayla was solely responsible (with a little help from Jondalar) for many of the most important technological discoveries of her prehistoric era, including domestication of horses and dogs, suturing wounds, starting fires using flint, the travois, and the atlatl.

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* In the ''EarthsChildren'' ''Literature/EarthsChildren'' series, the protagonist Ayla was solely responsible (with a little help from Jondalar) for many of the most important technological discoveries of her prehistoric era, including domestication of horses and dogs, suturing wounds, starting fires using flint, the travois, and the atlatl.



* ''Ender's Shadow'' retells ''EndersGame'' from the perspective of Bean, who is revealed to have been [[ManBehindTheMan responsible for a lot of Ender's successes]], making him this trope in a fictional setting. (And provoking some people to consider him a CanonSue.)

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* ''Ender's Shadow'' retells ''EndersGame'' ''Literature/EndersGame'' from the perspective of Bean, who is revealed to have been [[ManBehindTheMan [[TheManBehindTheMan responsible for a lot of Ender's successes]], making him this trope in a fictional setting. (And provoking some people to consider him a CanonSue.)



* Elias Vaughn in the ''Franchise/StarTrekNovelVerse''. Introduced in the ''Literature/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineRelaunch'', he was an elderly Starfleet officer with a long history in Starfleet Special Operations. He went on to make apperances in novels fleshing out many established events in the Federation's history; the [[Literature/StarTrekTheLostEra Tomed Incident]], the [[Literature/StarTrekTheLostEra Betreka Nebula Incident]], and the [[Literature/StarTrekTheBattleOfBetazed fight to liberate Betazed from the Dominion]], among others. That well-known but as-yet-unexplored historical event? Vaughn will probably have been involved. Some readers certainly feel this trope got over-used with Vaughn.

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* Elias Vaughn in the ''Franchise/StarTrekNovelVerse''. Introduced in the ''Literature/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineRelaunch'', he was an elderly Starfleet officer with a long history in Starfleet Special Operations. He went on to make apperances appearances in novels fleshing out many established events in the Federation's history; the [[Literature/StarTrekTheLostEra Tomed Incident]], the [[Literature/StarTrekTheLostEra Betreka Nebula Incident]], and the [[Literature/StarTrekTheBattleOfBetazed fight to liberate Betazed from the Dominion]], among others. That well-known but as-yet-unexplored historical event? Vaughn will probably have been involved. Some readers certainly feel this trope got over-used with Vaughn.



* In ''ThePillarsOfTheEarth'' two main characters are present at the assassination of [[TurbulentPriest Thomas Becket]]. William was one of the assassins, and it was Philip's idea to make a saint of him.

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* In ''ThePillarsOfTheEarth'' ''Literature/ThePillarsOfTheEarth'' two main characters are present at the assassination of [[TurbulentPriest Thomas Becket]]. William was one of the assassins, and it was Philip's idea to make a saint of him.



* The protagonists of JamesEllroy's Underworld USA trilogy are involved in the 1960 Kennedy campaign and subsequently become prime movers and shakers involved in virtually every major American historical event of the next decade, including the Bay of Pigs invasion, both Kennedy assassinations, the killing of Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Vietnam War.

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* The protagonists of JamesEllroy's Creator/JamesEllroy's Underworld USA trilogy are involved in the 1960 Kennedy campaign and subsequently become prime movers and shakers involved in virtually every major American historical event of the next decade, including the Bay of Pigs invasion, both Kennedy assassinations, the killing of Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Vietnam War.



* Heavily implied as part of the backstory of an immortal assassin in the Literature/HorusHeresy novel ''The Unremembered Empire'', mentioning being recruited in the battle of Iwo Jima, and then making two notable kills on behalf of his employers in the second millennium, someone he refers to as the [[CivilRightsMovement Good Man]], in Memphis, and another he refers to as the [[UsefulNotes/RobertFKennedy Brother]], in The City of Angels.

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* Heavily implied as part of the backstory of an immortal assassin in the Literature/HorusHeresy novel ''The Unremembered Empire'', mentioning being recruited in the battle of Iwo Jima, and then making two notable kills on behalf of his employers in the second millennium, someone he refers to as the [[CivilRightsMovement [[UsefulNotes/CivilRightsMovement Good Man]], in Memphis, and another he refers to as the [[UsefulNotes/RobertFKennedy Brother]], in The City of Angels.



** And in a reversal, Jenny Sparks from ''ComicBook/TheAuthority'' is said to have known Indiana Jones. It's somewhat [[JustifiedTrope justified]] there, in that Jenny is the "spirit of the 20th century" -- being Been There Shaped History is part of the job description.

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** And in a reversal, Jenny Sparks from ''ComicBook/TheAuthority'' is said to have known Indiana Jones. It's somewhat [[JustifiedTrope justified]] {{justified|Trope}} there, in that Jenny is the "spirit of the 20th century" -- being Been There Shaped History is part of the job description.



* ''{{Buffyverse}}'':

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-->'''Spike''': If every vampire who said he was at the Crucifixion was actually there, it would've been like Woodstock. I was actually at Woodstock; that was a weird gig. I fed off a flower person and spent the next six hours watching my hand move.

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-->'''Spike''': If -->'''Spike''': If every vampire who said he was at the Crucifixion was actually there, it would've been like Woodstock. I was actually at Woodstock; that was a weird gig. I fed off a flower person and spent the next six hours watching my hand move.



** By the last season, these became less subtle. Sam leapt into MarilynMonroe's personal bodyguard (keeping her alive long enough to make ''The Misfits''), Lee Harvey Oswald (where it turns out that Jackie Kennedy died in the original history) and ElvisPresley (having to ensure the King of Rock and Roll would get his big break).

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** By the last season, these became less subtle. Sam leapt into MarilynMonroe's Creator/MarilynMonroe's personal bodyguard (keeping her alive long enough to make ''The Misfits''), Lee Harvey Oswald (where it turns out that Jackie Kennedy died in the original history) and ElvisPresley (having to ensure the King of Rock and Roll would get his big break).



* Dr. Helen Magnus from ''Series/{{Sanctuary}}'' is 160 years old, has lived through the entire 20th century (give or take a few decades in Victorian London), and has had various run-ins with various historical figures including most U.S. Presidents and world leaders. The last time she was shipwrecked was "April, 1912." The opening theme has shown photographs of her with Albert Einstein, Amelia Earhart and Gandhi. She and a couple of school chums were directly responsible for the success of [[UsefulNotes/{{WWII}} the D-Day invasion at Normandy]] - and the school chums in question were UsefulNotes/NikolaTesla and James Watson (Sherlock Holmes himself). Oh, and her fiance was Jack the Ripper.

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* Dr. Helen Magnus from ''Series/{{Sanctuary}}'' is 160 years old, has lived through the entire 20th century (give or take a few decades in Victorian London), and has had various run-ins with various historical figures including most U.S. Presidents and world leaders. The last time she was shipwrecked was "April, 1912." The opening theme has shown photographs of her with Albert Einstein, Amelia Earhart and Gandhi. She and a couple of school chums were directly responsible for the success of [[UsefulNotes/{{WWII}} [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII the D-Day invasion at Normandy]] - and the school chums in question were UsefulNotes/NikolaTesla and James Watson (Sherlock Holmes himself). Oh, and her fiance was Jack the Ripper.



* A non-immortal or TimeTravel example in ''{{Warehouse 13}}'' with Hugo Miller, whose brain was split in half between him and a computer many decades ago and, thus, he missed out on all those decades, spending them in a mental institution. After being reintegrated, he asks Artie if that boy Bill Gates, whom he advised, ever got his little project off the ground. He's also supposedly set Steve Jobs on a different path, as a joke.

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* A non-immortal or TimeTravel example in ''{{Warehouse ''Series/{{Warehouse 13}}'' with Hugo Miller, whose brain was split in half between him and a computer many decades ago and, thus, he missed out on all those decades, spending them in a mental institution. After being reintegrated, he asks Artie if that boy Bill Gates, whom he advised, ever got his little project off the ground. He's also supposedly set Steve Jobs on a different path, as a joke.






* The music video of Wir sind Wir. The photographer is there during the reconstruction post UsefulNotes/WW2, was at a famous soccer game, and the fall of the Berlin wall (he even took pictures of it going up).

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* The music video of Wir sind Wir. The photographer is there during the reconstruction post UsefulNotes/WW2, UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, was at a famous soccer game, and the fall of the Berlin wall (he even took pictures of it going up).



** In-universe, Johnny Sasaki lives and breathes this trope. By sheer coincidence, he winds up getting involved as a minor {{mook}} in all of Snake's missions [[note]] As a member of the Genome Soldiers in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'', as one of the Gurlukovich mercenaries in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty'', and as a member of Rat Patrol 01 in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots''[[/note]], and his grandfather (also named Johnny) personally met Big Boss while serving as a guard at Grosnyj Grad in ''Metal Gear Solid 3''. Despite his stupidity and general bumbling nature, he's one of the few recurring characters to actually survive all that insanity -- which Snake happily lampshades.

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** In-universe, Johnny Sasaki lives and breathes this trope. By sheer coincidence, he winds up getting involved as a minor {{mook}} {{mook|s}} in all of Snake's missions [[note]] As a member of the Genome Soldiers in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'', as one of the Gurlukovich mercenaries in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty'', and as a member of Rat Patrol 01 in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots''[[/note]], and his grandfather (also named Johnny) personally met Big Boss while serving as a guard at Grosnyj Grad in ''Metal Gear Solid 3''. Despite his stupidity and general bumbling nature, he's one of the few recurring characters to actually survive all that insanity -- which Snake happily lampshades.



* ''VideoGame/BeforeCrisis'' and ''VideoGame/CrisisCore'' are undisputedly lord and master of this trope, as it turns out Zack was responsible [[spoiler:for Yuffie's Materia obession, the bar where Tifa works being named Seventh Heaven, Aerith wearing pink and is now the only reason Cloud took up the persona of a SOLDIER First Class due to "passing on his memories" to Cloud. The Turks meanwhile turn out to have been present for Cid's failed rocket launch, the burning of Barret's hometown, the burning of Cloud and Tifa's hometown, Cloud's first fight with Sephiroth, they are responsible for Azul ending up in Deepground, Red XIII being able to procreate and are the reason for why when you visit the Midgar model in the Shinra building, one part of Midgar is unlike the rest. Finally Genesis has become one of the primary reasons why Sephiroth went crazy, while Angeal has his place in the story as the origin of the Buster Sword.]]

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* ''VideoGame/BeforeCrisis'' and ''VideoGame/CrisisCore'' are undisputedly lord and master of this trope, as it turns out Zack was responsible [[spoiler:for Yuffie's Materia obession, obsession, the bar where Tifa works being named Seventh Heaven, Aerith wearing pink and is now the only reason Cloud took up the persona of a SOLDIER First Class due to "passing on his memories" to Cloud. The Turks meanwhile turn out to have been present for Cid's failed rocket launch, the burning of Barret's hometown, the burning of Cloud and Tifa's hometown, Cloud's first fight with Sephiroth, they are responsible for Azul ending up in Deepground, Red XIII being able to procreate and are the reason for why when you visit the Midgar model in the Shinra building, one part of Midgar is unlike the rest. Finally Genesis has become one of the primary reasons why Sephiroth went crazy, while Angeal has his place in the story as the origin of the Buster Sword.]]



* The protagonist of ''VideoGame/CallOfJuarezGunslinger'' claims to have fought pretty much every single legendary outlaw in TheWildWest. He even claims to have have had a gun fight with Jesse James (once someone brings up Bob Ford, he immediately claims to have "wounded him" [[GameplayAndStorySegregation even if you managed to make him shoot James in the head]]) and another one with Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (who, whaddya know, really DID escape the [[BolivianArmyEnding Bolivian Army]])...''at the same time''. [[UnreliableNarrator Naturally, it's heavily implied he's making A LOT of this up]].

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* The protagonist of ''VideoGame/CallOfJuarezGunslinger'' claims to have fought pretty much every single legendary outlaw in TheWildWest. He even claims to have have had a gun fight with Jesse James (once someone brings up Bob Ford, he immediately claims to have "wounded him" [[GameplayAndStorySegregation even if you managed to make him shoot James in the head]]) and another one with Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (who, whaddya know, really DID escape the [[BolivianArmyEnding Bolivian Army]])...''at the same time''. [[UnreliableNarrator Naturally, it's heavily implied he's making A LOT of this up]].



* The collective story of the [[http://www.alternatehistory.com/discussion/showthread.php?t=85097 AH.com Eternals]] strays into this. The immortal named Gregorios has so far served as an ambassador for the Emperor Anastasius, been a trader on the Silk Road, lived as a farmer (and charged as a witch) in [[UsefulNotes/AngloSaxons Anglo-Saxon]] England, been "executed" by the Sassanids, fought in the Battle of Septimania, inspired the writing of ''Literature/{{Beowulf}}'', worked as a merchant in Tang China, lived as a Yakut nomad, served in the Byzantine navy, defended Paris against a Viking invasion, circumnavigated medieval Ireland, fought in the Welsh armies against the invading Anglo-Saxons, went with Leif Ericsson to discover Vinland, became a tribal chief in the Miqmaq nation, served as an interpreter in the Crusader States, became Balian of Ibelin, was sold as a slave after the Venetians sacked Constantinople, served as interpreter and guide for Creator/MarcoPolo, inspired the image of TheGrimReaper, fathered the Romanov dynasty, fought at the final [[UsefulNotes/TheFallOfConstantinople fall of Constantinople]], sailed with UsefulNotes/ChristopherColumbus to the New World, got painted into "The Last Judgement Day," fought with the Catholic League during the French Wars of Religion, took part in the first production of ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet,'' became one of the founding members of the Plymouth Colony, served as a professor or languages at Harvard, rode circuit as a doctor in colonial Virginia, dumped tea at the Boston Tea Party, and fought in both the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars.]] And he's only told his story up to 1827.

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* The collective story of the [[http://www.alternatehistory.com/discussion/showthread.php?t=85097 AH.com Eternals]] strays into this. The immortal named Gregorios has so far served as an ambassador for the Emperor Anastasius, been a trader on the Silk Road, lived as a farmer (and charged as a witch) in [[UsefulNotes/AngloSaxons Anglo-Saxon]] England, been "executed" by the Sassanids, fought in the Battle of Septimania, inspired the writing of ''Literature/{{Beowulf}}'', worked as a merchant in Tang China, lived as a Yakut nomad, served in the Byzantine navy, defended Paris against a Viking invasion, circumnavigated medieval Ireland, fought in the Welsh armies against the invading Anglo-Saxons, went with Leif Ericsson to discover Vinland, became a tribal chief in the Miqmaq nation, served as an interpreter in the Crusader States, became Balian of Ibelin, was sold as a slave after the Venetians sacked Constantinople, served as interpreter and guide for Creator/MarcoPolo, inspired the image of TheGrimReaper, fathered the Romanov dynasty, fought at the final [[UsefulNotes/TheFallOfConstantinople fall of Constantinople]], sailed with UsefulNotes/ChristopherColumbus to the New World, got painted into "The Last Judgement Day," fought with the Catholic League during the French Wars of Religion, took part in the first production of ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet,'' became one of the founding members of the Plymouth Colony, served as a professor or languages at Harvard, rode circuit as a doctor in colonial Virginia, dumped tea at the Boston Tea Party, and fought in both the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars.]] And he's only told his story up to 1827.



* One ''WesternAnimation/CodeMonkeys'' episode had Dave give the phrase "jam on" to Music/MichaelJackson, while working on what would be ''Film/{{Moonwalker}}''. He also offers up several that he's [[ItsLikeIAlwaysSay said over the years]], such as "talk to the hand", "my bad" and "''[[BlackComedyRape this is TOTALLY rape]]''". By the end of the episode, the staff at Gameavision is responsible for everything wrong with Michael that wasn't the fault of [[FinancialAbuse his father or various gold diggers]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/CodeMonkeys''
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One ''WesternAnimation/CodeMonkeys'' episode had Dave give the phrase "jam on" to Music/MichaelJackson, while working on what would be ''Film/{{Moonwalker}}''. He also offers up several that he's [[ItsLikeIAlwaysSay said over the years]], such as "talk to the hand", "my bad" and "''[[BlackComedyRape this is TOTALLY rape]]''". By the end of the episode, the staff at Gameavision is responsible for everything wrong with Michael that wasn't the fault of [[FinancialAbuse his father or various gold diggers]].



* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': Grandpa Simpson's increasingly [[MultipleChoicePast bizarre backstory]] seems to indicate that he was somehow involved in every negative chapter of US history.
-->'''Grandpa:''' I haven't felt this relaxed and carefree since I was watch commander at Pearl Harbor!

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
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Grandpa Simpson's increasingly [[MultipleChoicePast bizarre backstory]] seems to indicate that he was somehow involved in every negative chapter of US history.
-->'''Grandpa:''' --->'''Grandpa:''' I haven't felt this relaxed and carefree since I was watch commander at Pearl Harbor!



--->'''Mr. Burns''': ...And that's how you win an Opium War.

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--->'''Mr. Burns''': ...Burns''': ...And that's how you win an Opium War.



* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/AaahhRealMonsters'' has the Gromble giving a lesson on how monsters have shaped human history, like Krumm's dad Horvak [[EyeScream losing one of his eyes]] when it was used to fire the Shot Heard 'Round the World, and monsters inspiring the Boston Tea Party and FDR's famous line "We have nothing to fear but fear itself."

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* ''WesternAnimation/AaahhRealMonsters''
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An episode of ''WesternAnimation/AaahhRealMonsters'' has the Gromble giving a lesson on how monsters have shaped human history, like Krumm's dad Horvak [[EyeScream losing one of his eyes]] when it was used to fire the Shot Heard 'Round the World, and monsters inspiring the Boston Tea Party and FDR's famous line "We have nothing to fear but fear itself."



* In ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'', Stan discovers Principal Lewis' childhood was the basis for ''Series/DiffrentStrokes''. Stan calls him out for abandoning his friend Dudley to getting molested by the bicycle shop man, with Brian mentioning the real Dudley is messed up because of it.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'', ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad''
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Stan discovers Principal Lewis' childhood was the basis for ''Series/DiffrentStrokes''. Stan calls him out for abandoning his friend Dudley to getting molested by the bicycle shop man, with Brian mentioning the real Dudley is messed up because of it.
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* Mixed with a good helping of AnachronismStew in ''WesternAnimation/IceAge4ContinentalDrift'', where Scrat is shown to have caused the breakup of Pangaea. Yes, [[CriticalResearchFailure during the Ice Age.]]
** An even more anachronistic example occurs in ''WesternAnimation/IceAge5CollisionCourse'', where Scrat is revealed to have accidentally ''created the Solar System'' during the Ice Age.
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* ''FanFic/MementoVivere'' references this trope in nearly all scenes involving the canon game sphere recordings.

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* ''FanFic/MementoVivere'' references ''FanFic/MementoVivere'', a [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyX FFX]] fan fiction, uses this trope in nearly all scenes involving the canon game sphere recordings.
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* The third part of ''Fanfic/{{Day of the Barney|Trilogy}}'' reveals that Barney and Baby Bop [[Really700YearsOld were alive and present at the extinction of the dinosaurs]] [[spoiler:and are hinted to have caused it]]. The list of historical events they are shown to have caused is long: Since the extinction of the dinosaurs, they are revealed to have [[spoiler:met and corrupted Caligula, caused the spread of {{the Black Death}}, saved the life of and met UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler, and befriended Anne Frank, only to betray her and her family to the Nazis after learning that she is a Jew.]]
* The ''Manga/AiYoriAoshi'' fic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/3154243/1/Miyabi-Remembers Miyabi Remembers]]'' reveals that Miyabi was present in New York during the 9/11 terrorist attacks, having been on a business trip, and assisted in saving several injured civilians.



* A core premise of the ''VideoGame/HeroesOfTheStorm'' fanfic ''FanFic/HeroesOfTheDesk'' is that many events in history aren't as they seem--many were part of maintaining a {{Masquerade}}. Feudalism, the Salem Witch Trials, and something involving the Catholic Church are all [[NoodleIncident Noodle Incidents]] right now, though whaling in the early 20th century has finally been explained: [[spoiler:It was a cover against Sapient Cetaceans who were going to melt the polar ice caps]]. The main rationale for TheWorldIsNotReady comes in the form of a CrypticBackgroundReference to the fall of the Roman Empire being somehow related to [[MagicByAnyOtherName Functional Supernatural Phenomena]] [[TheUnmasquedWorld in an unmasqued world]].

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* A core premise The FanFic/BoundDestiniesTrilogy of the ''VideoGame/HeroesOfTheStorm'' fanfic ''FanFic/HeroesOfTheDesk'' is ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' fics reveals that many Terminus, Hylia's fraternal twin sister/Terminian counterpart, was the one who supplied the Ocarina of Time to Link and Zelda and created the Song of Healing. Not only that, but the reason Link found himself in Termina during the events in history aren't as they seem--many were part of maintaining a {{Masquerade}}. Feudalism, the Salem Witch Trials, ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask Majora's Mask]]'' is because Terminus pleaded with Din, Nayru, and something involving the Catholic Church are all [[NoodleIncident Noodle Incidents]] right now, though whaling in the early 20th century has finally been explained: [[spoiler:It was a cover against Sapient Cetaceans who were going to melt the polar ice caps]]. The main rationale Farore for TheWorldIsNotReady comes help in the form of a CrypticBackgroundReference to the fall of the Roman Empire being somehow related to [[MagicByAnyOtherName Functional Supernatural Phenomena]] [[TheUnmasquedWorld in an unmasqued world]].stopping Majora from carrying out its infamous [[ColonyDrop Moon Drop]] plan.



* The ''VideoGame/HeroesOfTheStorm'' fanfic ''FanFic/HeroesOfTheDesk'' posits that a GovernmentAgencyOfFiction and its predecessors actually worked to conceal [[InsistentTerminology Functional Supernatural Phenomena]] (MagicByAnyOtherName) from the world through, among other things, feudalism, whaling, something involving the Catholic Church, and the Salem Witch Trials.
* The FanFic/BoundDestiniesTrilogy of ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' fics reveals that Terminus, Hylia's fraternal twin sister/Terminian counterpart, was the one who supplied the Ocarina of Time to Link and Zelda and created the Song of Healing. Not only that, but the reason Link found himself in Termina during the events of ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask Majora's Mask]]'' is because Terminus pleaded with Din, Nayru, and Farore for help in stopping Majora from carrying out its infamous [[ColonyDrop Moon Drop]] plan.

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* The third part of ''Fanfic/{{Day of the Barney|Trilogy}}'' reveals that Barney and Baby Bop [[Really700YearsOld were alive and present at the extinction of the dinosaurs]] [[spoiler:and are hinted to have caused it]]. The list of historical events they are shown to have caused is long: Since the extinction of the dinosaurs, they are revealed to have [[spoiler:met and corrupted Caligula, caused the spread of {{the Black Death}}, saved the life of and met UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler, and befriended Anne Frank, only to betray her and her family to the Nazis after learning that she is a Jew.]]
* A core premise of the
''VideoGame/HeroesOfTheStorm'' fanfic ''FanFic/HeroesOfTheDesk'' is that many events in history aren't as they seem--many were part of maintaining a {{Masquerade}}. Feudalism, the Salem Witch Trials, and something involving the Catholic Church are all [[NoodleIncident Noodle Incidents]] right now, though whaling in the early 20th century has finally been explained: [[spoiler:It was a cover against Sapient Cetaceans who were going to melt the polar ice caps]]. The main rationale for TheWorldIsNotReady comes in the form of a CrypticBackgroundReference to the fall of the Roman Empire being somehow related to [[MagicByAnyOtherName Functional Supernatural Phenomena]] [[TheUnmasquedWorld in an unmasqued world]]. \\
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posits that a GovernmentAgencyOfFiction and its predecessors actually worked to conceal [[InsistentTerminology Functional Supernatural Phenomena]] (MagicByAnyOtherName) from the world through, among other things, feudalism, whaling, something involving the Catholic Church, and the Salem Witch Trials.
* ''FanFic/MementoVivere'' references this trope in nearly all scenes involving the canon game sphere recordings.
*
The FanFic/BoundDestiniesTrilogy of ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' fics ''Manga/AiYoriAoshi'' fic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/3154243/1/Miyabi-Remembers Miyabi Remembers]]'' reveals that Terminus, Hylia's fraternal twin sister/Terminian counterpart, Miyabi was the one who supplied the Ocarina of Time to Link and Zelda and created the Song of Healing. Not only that, but the reason Link found himself present in Termina New York during the events of ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask Majora's Mask]]'' is because Terminus pleaded with Din, Nayru, 9/11 terrorist attacks, having been on a business trip, and Farore for help assisted in stopping Majora from carrying out its infamous [[ColonyDrop Moon Drop]] plan.saving several injured civilians.
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* The 23rd Century Captain in ''VideoGame/StarTrekOnline''[='s=] ''Agents of Yesterday'' expansion ends up saving the Babel Conference, causing the USS ''Defiant'' (the original ''Constitution''-class) to get caught in the spatial interphase and participate in the Battle of Caleb IV.
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** In the episode "The Best Christmas Story Ever", Stan buys Roger a "Best of Disco" cassette. Roger goes back in time, opens a music studio and uses his cassette [[StableTimeLoop to invent the disco music craze of the 70's.]]

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** In the episode "The Best Christmas Story Ever", Stan buys Roger a "Best of Disco" cassette. Roger Stan has it on him when he goes back in time, time to 1970, but unknowingly drops it. However, Roger (who was on Earth in 1970, working at a restaurant) winds up finding it, opens a music studio studio, and uses his the cassette [[StableTimeLoop to invent the disco music craze of the 70's.]]
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* The reason why the Sphinx of Giza has no nose varies depending on which work it appears in. In ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'', Aladdin and Jasmine distract one of the builders during their love song, causing him to break a vital point that destroys the whole nose. [[AnachronismStew Curiously]], ''Aladdin'' is set in medieval times, while the Sphinx was obviously constructed in Ancient Egypt (a recurring villain from the weekly series was from Ancient Greece as well).
* In ''WesternAnimation/ThePrinceOfEgypt'', a chariot race between Rameses and Moses hits a scaffolding being used by workers, not only causing the loss of the nose, but getting a smile painted on.

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* The reason why the Sphinx of Giza has no nose varies depending on which work it appears in. in.
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In ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'', Aladdin and Jasmine distract one of the builders during their love song, causing him to break a vital point that destroys the whole nose. [[AnachronismStew Curiously]], ''Aladdin'' is set in medieval times, while the Sphinx was obviously constructed in Ancient Egypt (a recurring villain from the weekly series was from Ancient Greece as well).
* ** In ''WesternAnimation/ThePrinceOfEgypt'', a chariot race between Rameses and Moses hits a scaffolding being used by workers, not only causing the loss of the nose, but getting a smile painted on.
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