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21st Sep '16 9:57:28 AM Locoman
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* In the "Elegant Chaos" arc of ''ComicBook/TransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye'', [[spoiler:Brainstorm]] travels back in time, with the hope of influencing Megatron's life so that he doesn't turn into the vengeful, murderous, power-hungry warlord who not only formed the Decepticons but started the civil war that killed millions. Ultimately he fails and by the end dawns the realisation that it is ''because'' he travelled back in time that the war began. NiceJobBreakingItHero.
** Roberts is kind enough to show us the appalling potential consequences of a ''lack'' of the war too, though. Cybertron's corrupt government is not overthrown because the Decepticons never rose up against it and in time was hijacked by [[FantasticRacism Functionalists]], religious fundamentalists who enforce an increasingly strict social hierarchy with themselves firmly at the top. As time goes on they become powerful enough to bring into force 'obsolescence chips' which can insta-kill any Cybertronian not deemed useful enough - or who proves too rebellious. By the present day, Cybertron is a totalitarian police-state where constant surveillance, casual racism, and punitive mutilations are the norm.
15th Sep '16 6:45:40 PM Eddy1215
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' season 5 two-part finale "The Cutie Remark", Starlight Glimmer, in a fit of rage over the Mane Six breaking up her village of "equality", enacts a time travel spell to prevent Rainbow Dash's first Sonic Rainboom, preventing the Mane Six from gaining their Cutie Marks at that point and creating their future bonds. Twilight constantly goes back to stop her, but each time she does so, it just creates a worse and worse future - One where King Sombra conquers Equestria, one with the Changelings in charge, then Nightmare Moon, Discord, Tirek, ''[[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking the Flim Flam Brothers]]'', then ultimately nothing but a barren wasteland.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' season 5 two-part finale "The Cutie Remark", Starlight Glimmer, in a fit of rage over the Mane Six breaking up her village of "equality", enacts a time travel spell to prevent Rainbow Dash's first Sonic Rainboom, preventing the Mane Six from gaining their Cutie Marks at that point and creating their future bonds. Twilight constantly goes back to stop her, but each time she does so, it just creates a worse and worse future - One where King Sombra conquers Equestria, one with the Changelings in charge, then Nightmare Moon, Tirek, Discord, Tirek, ''[[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking the Flim Flam Brothers]]'', then ultimately nothing but a barren wasteland.wasteland.
* Invoked in one episode of ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'' where Darkwing and Gosalyn accidentally travel back to when Darkwing was a kid. Being GenreSavvy, Gosalyn tells Darkwing not to interfere in the past, so Darkwing leaves rather than stop an Elvis-themed villain with a shockwave guitar from committing a robbery. Then it gets inverted where ''not'' interfering in the past is what causes the present to change, creating a world where the villain rules the city. Thus, Darkwing and Gosalyn have to go back to the past in a rare occurrence where SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong meets YouAlreadyChangedThePast (with a dash of StableTimeLoop as Darkwing inspired his younger self to become a hero).
9th Aug '16 4:00:13 PM nombretomado
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* The Alternate History Forum, home of ''Literature/LookToTheWest'' and ''DecadesOfDarkness'' among others, is divided on the issue. There are purists ("step on a butterfly and everything changes") and non-purists ("consequences of an event ought to follow on logically: things take a while to change, and sequences of reasons can be made"). People who don't include ''any'' "ripple" of changes are laughed at. To quote veteran member Jared "In 1618, Australia will be discovered on time and the effects [of a sedentary yam-farming aboriginal civilization] will spread. Anyone asking "Great! How does this changed Australia affect World War 2?" will be fed to the blobfish."

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* The Alternate History Forum, home of ''Literature/LookToTheWest'' and ''DecadesOfDarkness'' ''Literature/DecadesOfDarkness'' among others, is divided on the issue. There are purists ("step on a butterfly and everything changes") and non-purists ("consequences of an event ought to follow on logically: things take a while to change, and sequences of reasons can be made"). People who don't include ''any'' "ripple" of changes are laughed at. To quote veteran member Jared "In 1618, Australia will be discovered on time and the effects [of a sedentary yam-farming aboriginal civilization] will spread. Anyone asking "Great! How does this changed Australia affect World War 2?" will be fed to the blobfish."
8th Aug '16 3:22:18 AM morenohijazo
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** Universe 8, where Freeza and his family won, came about because Krillen killed Vegeta on Earth before Goku could stop him. Since Vegeta doesn't show up on Namek, he's not around to provide an extra distraction to Freeza or his henchmen, which eventually culminates in Freeza killing everyone on Namek.
** In Universe 13, Kakarot never hit his head and thus never lost his Saiyan mentality. So, instead of him becoming the cheerful and kindhearted man in canon, he becomes a ruthless killer who is more than a little mentally unbalanced. It goes without saying that humanity isn't around in U13 anymore.

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** Universes 1 and 10 had the Kaioshin eradicate every threat they found. Freeza being dead, the Saiyans never had a technology or power boost and never became space pirates.
** Universe 8, where 3 diverged when Bardock put to good use his prophetic visions and managed to take Freeza and his family won, came about because Krillen killed Vegeta on Earth before Goku could stop him. Since Vegeta doesn't show up on Namek, he's not around to provide an extra distraction to Freeza or his henchmen, which eventually culminates in Freeza killing everyone on Namek.
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down, with Saiyans taking over the galaxy, Kakarot never hit his head being sent to Earth, and thus never lost his Saiyan mentality. So, instead of him becoming then Raichi taking revenge on the cheerful and kindhearted man in canon, he becomes a ruthless killer who is more than a little mentally unbalanced. It goes without saying that humanity isn't around in U13 anymore.Saiyans. [[spoiler: Piccolo Daimao also fused with Kami, through yet unknown circumstances, with an evil Piccolo being the dominant personality.]]


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** Universe 6 diverged when Goku did not warp back to Earth to save Gohan against Bojack and give him a pep talk.
** Universe 7 diverged when all the Nameks decided to fuse into one being to take down Freeza, [[spoiler: losing forever the ability to create Dragonballs in the process]].
** Universe 8, where Freeza and his family won, came about because Krilin killed Vegeta on Earth before Goku could stop him. Since Vegeta doesn't show up on Namek, he's not around to provide an extra distraction to Freeza or his henchmen, which eventually culminates in Freeza killing everyone on Namek (except Goku, which remained alive to destroy Freeza's capital).
** Universe 13, where Kakarot never hit his head and thus never lost his Saiyan mentality. So, instead of him becoming the cheerful and kindhearted man in canon, he becomes a ruthless killer who is more than a little mentally unbalanced. It goes without saying that humanity isn't around in U13 anymore.
** Universe 14 diverged when Trunks never came back to the future after his U17 counterpart got killed by Cell, thus ensuring the cyborgs could have free reign.
** Universe 16 diverged when Vegito made the choice to not remove his shield aura effect when inside Boo, and remained fused forever, freeing everyone and destroying Kid Boo before he could destroy the Earth. Also, Enma did not listen to his request to reincarnate him into Oob, so in this universe there is no Boo.
** Universe 17 diverged when Vegeta did not strike Cell in the back and distract him. This allowed Cell to overpower SSJ2 Gohan.
** Universe 19 diverged when Raditz killed Goku on Earth, according to the french novelization. This led to them attacking Helior with reduced numbers, and Helior probably weathered the assault, and stepped up their game.
** Universe 20 diverged when Broly survived his second coming, after being thrown into space by the heroes, and did not burn in the Sun.
15th Jul '16 2:05:21 PM Enkida
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* In ''FanFic/MementoVivere'', a ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'' fanfiction, the time-travelling protagonist, Rikku, asks herself this question repeatedly over the course of the story, as the actions she takes could potentially negate Yuna's future destruction of Sin.

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* In ''FanFic/MementoVivere'', ''Fanfic/MementoVivere'', a ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'' VideoGame/FinalFantasyX fanfiction, the time-travelling protagonist, Rikku, asks herself this question repeatedly over the course of the story, as the actions she takes could potentially negate Yuna's future destruction of Sin.
15th Jul '16 12:38:57 PM Enkida
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* The ''Manga/CardCaptorSakura'' fic ''FanFic/ShadowOfTheDragon'' features such an example in chapter 8; Sakura uses the [[ResetButton Time Card]] to travel back in time by one day to save Tomoyo's mother from dying in a car crash courtesy of a drunk driver, but as a result, her classmate Reiko Ichimai is hit by said drunk driver instead. According to Cerberus/Kero and Yue, regardless of what Sakura tried to do, someone ''was'' going to die that day, and her interference just changed who died and when.
* The ''Literature/{{Worm}}'' fic ''FanFic/{{Security}}'' subverts this trope, as the [[Main/SelfInsertFic SI]] uses Contessa's power (Path to Victory) to ensure that any changes he makes to the timeline due to his mucking about with his future knowledge don't cause any major unintended side effects.
* Creator/HansVonHozel's ''Series/DoctorWho'' fic has a time travel related accident with a feather duster which causes the world's population to turn into dinosaurs... [[CrossesTheLineTwice who eat the Doctor]]... [[EpicFail and conquer the world]]...


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* Creator/HansVonHozel's ''Series/DoctorWho'' fic has a time travel related accident with a feather duster which causes the world's population to turn into dinosaurs... [[CrossesTheLineTwice who eat the Doctor]]... [[EpicFail and conquer the world]]...
* In ''FanFic/MementoVivere'', a ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'' fanfiction, the time-travelling protagonist, Rikku, asks herself this question repeatedly over the course of the story, as the actions she takes could potentially negate Yuna's future destruction of Sin.
* The ''Literature/{{Worm}}'' fic ''FanFic/{{Security}}'' subverts this trope, as the [[Main/SelfInsertFic SI]] uses Contessa's power (Path to Victory) to ensure that any changes he makes to the timeline due to his mucking about with his future knowledge don't cause any major unintended side effects.
* The ''Manga/CardCaptorSakura'' fic ''FanFic/ShadowOfTheDragon'' features such an example in chapter 8; Sakura uses the [[ResetButton Time Card]] to travel back in time by one day to save Tomoyo's mother from dying in a car crash courtesy of a drunk driver, but as a result, her classmate Reiko Ichimai is hit by said drunk driver instead. According to Cerberus/Kero and Yue, regardless of what Sakura tried to do, someone ''was'' going to die that day, and her interference just changed who died and when.
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* Invoked in the ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'' franchise -- in that it is the machines' plan to alter their present by meddling with the past. Yet curiously averted in that they kill a whole bunch of people other than Sarah or John seemingly without affecting anything.

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Invoked in the ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'' franchise series -- in that it is the machines' plan to alter their present by meddling with the past. Yet curiously averted in that they kill a whole bunch of people other than Sarah or John seemingly without affecting anything.



* In ''Film/HotTubTimeMachine'', in which the protagonists are transported from 2010 to TheEighties in a hot tub, they are smart enough to avert this. They even reference the butterfly effect. They set out to do everything their '80s selves would've done in the same way they would've done it.
** [[spoiler:Then played straight in the end, when at the very last minute one of them decides to stay as his past self and re-live his life with everything he knows about the future. Then subverted in that this ends up being a really positive thing for everyone involved.]]

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* In ''Film/HotTubTimeMachine'', in which the protagonists are transported from 2010 to TheEighties in a hot tub, they are smart enough to avert this. They even reference the butterfly effect. They set out to do everything their '80s selves would've done in the same way they would've done it.
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it. [[spoiler:Then played straight in the end, when at the very last minute one of them decides to stay as his past self and re-live his life with everything he knows about the future. Then subverted in that this ends up being a really positive thing for everyone involved.]]






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* ''Series/{{Blackadder}} Back and Forth'' is a brilliant example of this trope. In the story, Baldrick (accidentally, Blackadder meaning it as a scam to win a bet with his guests) invents a working time machine. They're sent on a dare to use it and to bring back a catalogue of different items including a centurion's helmet and the Duke of Wellington's boots. After Blackadder succeeds, it emerges that he has changed the course of history as a result: After finally arriving at the battle of Waterloo, he squashes the Duke of Wellington with his time machine just before the battle begins, steals his famous boots and causes the French to win the fight. As a result, Blackadder returns to an alternate-reality Britain which has been ruled by the French for 200 years - as a result of his tampering - following Napoleon Bonaparte's victory at Waterloo, and just in time for garlic pudding. He becomes especially disconcerted when he sees Archdeacon Darling wearing a tutu and exclaims "We've got to save Britain!" before going back in time to try and rectify everything. He also has a run-in with William Shakespeare, earlier on in the story, whom he attacks for the interminable suffering of school pupils that would happen for the next 400 years as a result of having to study his plays at length, leaving William completely discouraged as a playwright but dropping his ballpoint pen in the process. Later on, in the alternate reality, William Shakespeare is revealed to have been known only for "inventing the ballpoint pen."
** Eventually he learns to manipulate history consciously so he becomes the king in the present and marry Maid Marian.

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* ''Series/{{Blackadder}} Back and Forth'' is a brilliant example of this trope. In the story, Baldrick (accidentally, Blackadder meaning it as a scam to win a bet with his guests) invents a working time machine. They're sent on a dare to use it and to bring back a catalogue of different items including a centurion's helmet and the Duke of Wellington's boots. After Blackadder succeeds, it emerges that he has changed the course of history as a result: After finally arriving at the battle of Waterloo, he squashes the Duke of Wellington with his time machine just before the battle begins, steals his famous boots and causes the French to win the fight. As a result, Blackadder returns to an alternate-reality Britain which has been ruled by the French for 200 years - -- as a result of his tampering - -- following Napoleon Bonaparte's victory at Waterloo, and just in time for garlic pudding. He becomes especially disconcerted when he sees Archdeacon Darling wearing a tutu and exclaims "We've got to save Britain!" before going back in time to try and rectify everything. He also has a run-in with William Shakespeare, earlier on in the story, whom he attacks for the interminable suffering of school pupils that would happen for the next 400 years as a result of having to study his plays at length, leaving William completely discouraged as a playwright but dropping his ballpoint pen in the process. Later on, in the alternate reality, William Shakespeare is revealed to have been known only for "inventing the ballpoint pen."
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** In the episode [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E2TheShakespeareCode "The Shakespeare Code"]], the Doctor lampshades this to put Martha at ease in her first time time-traveling.

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** In the episode [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E2TheShakespeareCode "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E2TheShakespeareCode The Shakespeare Code"]], Code]]", the Doctor lampshades this to put Martha at ease in her first time time-traveling.



** While the show is mostly immune to this trope, with characters messing through time willy-nilly, it is used occasionally. The episode [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E11TurnLeft "Turn Left"]] is probably the most striking example, with an ItsAWonderfulPlot twist.
** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E2TheFiresOfPompeii "The Fires of Pompeii"]] both plays this straight and subverts it. Donna asks the Doctor why he can't warn the city of the impending volcanic eruption, only for him to say that it's a fixed point in time that must not be tampered with. At the end, as the volcano is erupting, Donna pleads with the Doctor to help, so he rescues one family (the one they've gotten to know throughout the episode) and puts them outside of the city with what appears to be no consequences.
** The Doctor has mellowed a bit when it comes to messing around with history. The First Doctor story [[Recap/DoctorWhoS1E1AnUnearthlyChild "An Unearthly Child"]] has him so paranoid about the possible ramifications of this trope that he is convinced that the mere ''idea'' that a device such as the TARDIS exists could irreparably change the course of human history.
** In the episode [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E8FathersDay "Father's Day"]], Rose goes back in time to visit her father before his death but ends up saving him from his fatal accident. The resulting tear in the fabric of reality lets through a host of aliens who feed off time energy and kill a lot of people.

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** While the show is mostly immune to this trope, with characters messing through time willy-nilly, it is used occasionally. The episode [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E11TurnLeft "Turn Left"]] "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E11TurnLeft Turn Left]]" is probably the most striking example, with an ItsAWonderfulPlot twist.
** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E2TheFiresOfPompeii "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E2TheFiresOfPompeii The Fires of Pompeii"]] Pompeii]]" both plays this straight and subverts it. Donna asks the Doctor why he can't warn the city of the impending volcanic eruption, only for him to say that it's a fixed point in time that must not be tampered with. At the end, as the volcano is erupting, Donna pleads with the Doctor to help, so he rescues one family (the one they've gotten to know throughout the episode) and puts them outside of the city with what appears to be no consequences.
** The Doctor has mellowed a bit when it comes to messing around with history. The First Doctor story [[Recap/DoctorWhoS1E1AnUnearthlyChild "An "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS1E1AnUnearthlyChild An Unearthly Child"]] Child]]" has him so paranoid about the possible ramifications of this trope that he is convinced that the mere ''idea'' that a device such as the TARDIS exists could irreparably change the course of human history.
** In the episode [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E8FathersDay "Father's Day"]], "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E8FathersDay Father's Day]]", Rose goes back in time to visit her father before his death but ends up saving him from his fatal accident. The resulting tear in the fabric of reality lets through a host of aliens who feed off time energy and kill a lot of people.



** In the series 5 episode, [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E12ThePandoricaOpens "The Pandorica Opens"]], it happens in a big way when the TARDIS explodes and rips up time, so much so that every star in the universe is never born and he only reason life exist on Earth is that the TARDIS is exploding at all points in time. To fix it, the Doctor has to take the Pandorica to the TARDIS and have it explode, sending all the atoms of the old universe everywhere in every point of time, effectively Big Bang 2, but he will be stuck on the other side of rip. He gets better, though.

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** In the series 5 episode, [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E12ThePandoricaOpens "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E12ThePandoricaOpens The Pandorica Opens"]], Opens]]", it happens in a big way when the TARDIS explodes and rips up time, so much so that every star in the universe is never born and he only reason life exist on Earth is that the TARDIS is exploding at all points in time. To fix it, the Doctor has to take the Pandorica to the TARDIS and have it explode, sending all the atoms of the old universe everywhere in every point of time, effectively Big Bang 2, but he will be stuck on the other side of rip. He gets better, though.



* Spoofed in ''Series/{{Danger 5}}''. Our heroes travel back in time to UsefulNotes/WorldWarII and despite [[OnlySaneMan Pierre]] frantically trying to convince them of this trope proceed to kill Nazis with abandon, party with their younger selves, and SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong. This results in a BadFuture -- not because of anything they did, but [[HitlersTimeTravelExemptionAct because they were stuffing about instead of concentrating on their original mission: KILL HITLER!]]

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* Spoofed in ''Series/{{Danger 5}}''.''Series/Danger5''. Our heroes travel back in time to UsefulNotes/WorldWarII and despite [[OnlySaneMan Pierre]] frantically trying to convince them of this trope proceed to kill Nazis with abandon, party with their younger selves, and SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong. This results in a BadFuture -- not because of anything they did, but [[HitlersTimeTravelExemptionAct because they were stuffing about instead of concentrating on their original mission: KILL HITLER!]]






* The butterfly-as-misfortune motif is used in the Music/{{Vocaloid}} song ''Butterfly on Your Right Shoulder''.
** In another Vocaloid song ''ANTI THE∞HOLiC'', black butterflies are used and seen throughout the song in many ways. The song is about the ignorance of people, though, and how [[CrapsackWorld poor a world]] [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone they can create]] [[HumansAreMorons with their own stupidity]].

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The butterfly-as-misfortune motif is used in the Music/{{Vocaloid}} song ''Butterfly "Butterfly on Your Right Shoulder''.
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** In another Vocaloid song ''ANTI THE∞HOLiC'', "ANTI THE∞[=HOLiC=]", black butterflies are used and seen throughout the song in many ways. The song is about the ignorance of people, though, and how [[CrapsackWorld poor a world]] [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone they can create]] [[HumansAreMorons with their own stupidity]].



* The Alternate History Forum, home of ''LookToTheWest'' and ''DecadesOfDarkness'' among others, is divided on the issue. There are purists ("step on a butterfly and everything changes") and non-purists ("consequences of an event ought to follow on logically: things take a while to change, and sequences of reasons can be made"). People who don't include ''any'' "ripple" of changes are laughed at. To quote veteran member Jared "In 1618, Australia will be discovered on time and the effects [of a sedentary yam-farming aboriginal civilization] will spread. Anyone asking "Great! How does this changed Australia affect World War 2?" will be fed to the blobfish."

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* The Alternate History Forum, home of ''LookToTheWest'' ''Literature/LookToTheWest'' and ''DecadesOfDarkness'' among others, is divided on the issue. There are purists ("step on a butterfly and everything changes") and non-purists ("consequences of an event ought to follow on logically: things take a while to change, and sequences of reasons can be made"). People who don't include ''any'' "ripple" of changes are laughed at. To quote veteran member Jared "In 1618, Australia will be discovered on time and the effects [of a sedentary yam-farming aboriginal civilization] will spread. Anyone asking "Great! How does this changed Australia affect World War 2?" will be fed to the blobfish."



-->'''Alt!Peter:''' What are y'all doin' now, Earthworm Bubba?
-->'''Jim:''' ''(Sheepish)'' I think the training is going well...aside from changing the course of history and all...
-->'''Sword:''' Listen to me! You will go and put Lincoln's beard back! And then no more time-travel for you, young worm!

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-->'''Alt!Peter:''' -->'''Alt-Peter:''' What are y'all doin' now, Earthworm Bubba?
-->'''Jim:''' ''(Sheepish)''
Bubba?\\
'''Jim:''' ''[sheepish]''
I think the training is going well...aside from changing the course of history and all...
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all...\\
'''Sword:'''
Listen to me! You will go and put Lincoln's beard back! And then no more time-travel for you, young worm!



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* Touch by DeltaGoodrem refers to this very thing:

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->''"Don't do anything, don't ''touch'' anything, Sci-fi rule number 1: you start messing with the past, you end up with monkeys ruling the future."''
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->''"Don't do anything, don't ''touch'' anything, Sci-fi rule number 1: you start messing with the past, you end up with monkeys ruling the future."''
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* Perhaps not even needing a mention, ''SteinsGate'' relies much on the butterfly effect theory. In fact the visual novel (and anime to a lesser extent) analyze much of the science after everything had GoneHorriblyWrong.

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* Perhaps not even needing a mention, ''SteinsGate'' ''VisualNovel/SteinsGate'' relies much on the butterfly effect theory. In fact the visual novel (and anime to a lesser extent) analyze much of the science after everything had GoneHorriblyWrong.



-->'''Xavin:''' As usual, you're missing the bigger issue. What you should be worried about is the ButterflyEffect.
-->'''Chase:''' Dude, I'm totally on top of the Butterfly Effect! ''(aside, to Molly)'' What were they, like, bigger?

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-->'''Xavin:''' As usual, you're missing the bigger issue. What you should be worried about is the ButterflyEffect.
-->'''Chase:'''
ButterflyEffect.\\
'''Chase:'''
Dude, I'm totally on top of the Butterfly Effect! ''(aside, to Molly)'' What were they, like, bigger?
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