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14th Jun '16 1:09:38 PM TheCheshireCat
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** [[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.]]
14th Jun '16 1:00:48 PM TheCheshireCat
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*** Although, it should be noted that this isn't caused by Marty trying to set right something that went wrong, but rather, '''Biff''' (in that what "went wrong" was that he wasn't incredibly rich and powerful). The world may be objectively terrible overall but [[ValuesDissonance from his perspective]] things are going pretty well.
12th Jun '16 3:19:01 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the ''[[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Simpsons]]'' TreehouseOfHorror segment "Time and Punishment", [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext a malfunctioning toaster]] transports Homer to the prehistoric past. He remembers some advice Grandpa gave him regarding [[LampshadeHanging this very trope]], then [[IgnoredEpiphany instantly forgets it]] to squash a bug. When he returns to the present, [[CrapsaccharineWorld Flanders has taken over the world]]. His attempts to fix the timeline cause alternate futures that range from even worse to just plain weird. When one of his sneezes causes all of the dinosaurs to drop dead, he moans, "This is gonna cost me." Homer eventually snaps and just starts whacking everything with a baseball bat, creating a future that's actually pretty near normal, except everyone has weird, elongated, lizard-like tongues.

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* In the ''[[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Simpsons]]'' TreehouseOfHorror WesternAnimation/TreehouseOfHorror segment "Time and Punishment", [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext a malfunctioning toaster]] transports Homer to the prehistoric past. He remembers some advice Grandpa gave him regarding [[LampshadeHanging this very trope]], then [[IgnoredEpiphany instantly forgets it]] to squash a bug. When he returns to the present, [[CrapsaccharineWorld Flanders has taken over the world]]. His attempts to fix the timeline cause alternate futures that range from even worse to just plain weird. When one of his sneezes causes all of the dinosaurs to drop dead, he moans, "This is gonna cost me." Homer eventually snaps and just starts whacking everything with a baseball bat, creating a future that's actually pretty near normal, except everyone has weird, elongated, lizard-like tongues.
6th Jun '16 4:05:38 AM Doug86
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* Spoofed in ''Series/{{Danger 5}}''. Our heroes travel back in time to 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}}''. Our heroes travel back in time to WorldWarII 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!]]
4th Jun '16 3:35:41 AM morenohijazo
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* ''Webcomic/DragonBallMultiverse'': Many of the universes where the villains won are the result of a seemingly minor change in the timelines that snowballed into the heroes losing.
** 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.
** Universe 4 diverged when Majin Buu opted to quickly absorb Vegeta when he threatened to remove Fat Buu from his cocoon rather than plead with him. Goku is then forced to fight on his own, where he is horribly outclassed; even his Hail-Mary of expending his full power to blow Buu up failed miserably and Buu simply absorbed him as well.
2nd Jun '16 9:04:02 PM nombretomado
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** This is also the plot for the PS2 game ''VideoGame/ShadowOfMemories'' which was written by the same maker of Time Hollow. Dude loves his time travel.

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** This is also the plot for the PS2 [=PS2=] game ''VideoGame/ShadowOfMemories'' which was written by the same maker of Time Hollow. Dude loves his time travel.
3rd May '16 8:04:41 AM Godzillawolf
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* In ''[[https://www.fimfiction.net/story/302805/would-it-be-worth-it Would It Be Worth It]]'', Twilight, during the season 5 finale, attempts to [[SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong go back further in time and prevent Our Town from ever existing]] to stop Starlight. However, in the process, [[spoiler:she's confronted by a future version of her, who warns her that doing so would only make things worse due to this trope: ANY alteration to the past will have a ripple effect, not just negative ones like Starlight's. [[NothingIsScarier We don't see what the future she would've created was like]], but it's implies her Spike didn't make it back and either her or Starlight's counterparts in that timeline became the villain. Twilight decides to stop and restore the proper timeline.]]
3rd May '16 4:12:12 AM Yozzy
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* Mentioned in Warhammer 40k, where an Ork fleet goes back in time due to the absence of physics in the warp and the warboss ends up killing himself to get another one of his favorite gun. This, understandably, results in his WAAHHH falling to pieces.

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* Mentioned One particular incident which was a footnote in Warhammer 40k, where an ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'', Ork fleet goes warlord Grizgutz lead his Waaagh! off to war the course of it brings him back in time due to home. Because {=FTL=} travel for most relies on going into [[HyperspaceIsAScaryPlace the absence of Warp]], which has at best an orthogonal relationship to physics in the warp and the warboss ends up killing himself realspace, he arrives home before he left to get another one go to war. He then did what he felt was reasonable (for an Ork), he decided to kill his doppleganger to have a spare of his favorite gun. This, understandably, results The resulting confusion made the Waaagh! stop in his WAAHHH falling to pieces.its tracks.
29th Apr '16 8:33:00 AM Scorpion451
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NotToBeConfusedWith another common trope resulting from the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Butterfly_effect Butterfly Effect]], DisasterDominoes, where a small accident or event sets off a whole chain of increasingly destructive events

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NotToBeConfusedWith another common trope resulting from the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Butterfly_effect Butterfly Effect]], DisasterDominoes, where a small accident or event sets off a whole chain of increasingly destructive events
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29th Apr '16 8:32:20 AM Scorpion451
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NotToBeConfusedWith another common trope resulting from the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Butterfly_effect Butterfly Effect]], DisasterDominoes, where a small accident or event sets off a whole chain of increasingly destructive events
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