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7th Dec '17 8:19:14 PM tyouker
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* ''VideoGame/LifeIsStrange'':
** The game features heavy butterfly symbolism: Max gains her time rewinding powers after taking a picture of a blue butterfly, a butterfly icon shows up any time you make an action that will have consequences, and the first episode is titled Chrysalis. Starting in Episode 3, Max makes changes to the past that have unexpected ripple effects. Most notably, [[spoiler: preventing the death of Chloe's father creates an alternate timeline in which Chloe is severely disabled and in constant pain and her parents are being bankrupted by medical bills]]. Finally, in episode 5, when [[spoiler:the tornado from Max's visions hits Arcadia Bay, Chloe realizes that Max saving her life is what caused the storm destroying the city. Max has to make the choice to either go back to when she took the butterfly picture and let Nathan kill Chloe, or sacrifice Arcadia Bay to keep her best friend/girlfriend alive.]]

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* ''VideoGame/LifeIsStrange'':
** The game
''VideoGame/LifeIsStrange'' features heavy butterfly symbolism: Max gains her time rewinding powers after taking a picture of a blue butterfly, a butterfly icon shows up any time you make an action that will have consequences, and the first episode is titled Chrysalis. Starting in Episode 3, Max makes changes to the past that have unexpected ripple effects. Most notably, [[spoiler: preventing the death of Chloe's father creates an alternate timeline in which Chloe is severely disabled and in constant pain and her parents are being bankrupted by medical bills]]. Finally, in episode 5, when [[spoiler:the tornado from Max's visions hits Arcadia Bay, Chloe realizes that Max saving her life is what caused the storm destroying the city. Max has to make the choice to either go back to when she took the butterfly picture and let Nathan kill Chloe, or sacrifice Arcadia Bay to keep her best friend/girlfriend alive.]]
7th Dec '17 8:17:48 PM tyouker
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** The game features heavy butterfly symbolism: Max gains her time rewinding powers after taking a picture of a blue butterfly, a butterfly icon shows up any time you make an action that will have consequences, and the first episode is titled Chrysalis
** The actual trope (seemingly insignificant action causing massive, bad changes in the future) is currently averted, but that may change as more episodes get released and the plot becomes clearer.
** This comes into effect in episode 3 when [[spoiler:Max uses her power to save Chloe's dad from dying. Rather than create the perfect timeline Max was expecting, this instead creates a timeline in which Max is a member of the Vortex Club and is now friends with Victoria, David is now the driver of the school bus, Warren is now dating a girl named Stella and Chloe is now wheelchair bound.]]
** This is fully realized at the end of episode 5 when [[spoiler:the tornado from Max's visions hits Arcadia Bay, and Chloe realizes that Max saving her life is what caused the storm destroying the city. Max has to make the choice to either go back to when she took the butterfly picture and not use her power to save Chloe's life, or rip it to shreds and sacrifice Arcadia Bay to keep her best friend/girlfriend alive.]]

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** The game features heavy butterfly symbolism: Max gains her time rewinding powers after taking a picture of a blue butterfly, a butterfly icon shows up any time you make an action that will have consequences, and the first episode is titled Chrysalis
** The actual trope (seemingly insignificant action causing massive, bad
Chrysalis. Starting in Episode 3, Max makes changes in to the future) is currently averted, but past that may change as more episodes get released and have unexpected ripple effects. Most notably, [[spoiler: preventing the plot becomes clearer.
** This comes into effect in episode 3 when [[spoiler:Max uses her power to save
death of Chloe's dad from dying. Rather than create the perfect timeline Max was expecting, this instead father creates a an alternate timeline in which Max is a member of the Vortex Club and is now friends with Victoria, David is now the driver of the school bus, Warren is now dating a girl named Stella and Chloe is now wheelchair bound.]]
** This is fully realized at the end of
severely disabled and in constant pain and her parents are being bankrupted by medical bills]]. Finally, in episode 5 5, when [[spoiler:the tornado from Max's visions hits Arcadia Bay, and Chloe realizes that Max saving her life is what caused the storm destroying the city. Max has to make the choice to either go back to when she took the butterfly picture and not use her power to save Chloe's life, let Nathan kill Chloe, or rip it to shreds and sacrifice Arcadia Bay to keep her best friend/girlfriend alive.]]
4th Dec '17 9:05:21 PM Eddy1215
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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheMightyB'', Bessie travels back to prehistoric times to find dinosaur bones to earn a Paleontology badge. While there, she constantly tells Happy not to touch anything. When she ends up angering a trio of dinosaurs, Bessie is forced to return to the present without Happy (but ends up taking the dinosaurs with her). While she's gone, Happy decides to indulge himself until she gets back. Upon returning to the present, they find that dogs have become the dominate species on the planet.
-->'''Bessie''': "Happy! Just what exactly do you think it means when I say 'Don't touch anything'?!"
28th Nov '17 1:38:16 AM Ymirsdaughter
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* ''Comicbook/LokiAgentOfAsgard'' inverted the trope as the villain [[spoiler:(King!Loki)]] was doing the time travelling (they tried to cause their own creation earlier) and not only did this make the world a better place (no Angel/Asgardian war, made Odin actually admit that he loves his children etc.), but messed up the timeline so much that they'll never exist. What can you say, one day you [[spoiler:eat a man-sized otter as part of a ploy to get a sword made]] and the next thing you know [[spoiler:a woman who ate the ring you stole when she was a baby is asking whether you are cos-playing as yourself]].

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* ''Comicbook/LokiAgentOfAsgard'' inverted the trope as the villain [[spoiler:(King!Loki)]] was doing the time travelling (they tried to cause their own creation earlier) and not only did this make the world a better place (no Angel/Asgardian war, made Odin actually admit that he loves his children etc.), but messed up the timeline so much that they'll never exist. exist.
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What can you say, one day you [[spoiler:eat a man-sized otter as part of a ploy to get a sword made]] and the next thing you know [[spoiler:a woman who ate the ring you stole when she was a baby is asking whether you are cos-playing as yourself]].
28th Nov '17 1:36:53 AM Ymirsdaughter
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* ''Comicbook/LokiAgentOfAsgard'' inverted the trope as the villain [[spoiler:(King!Loki)]] was doing the time travelling (they tried to cause their own creation earlier) and not only did this make the world a better place (no Angel/Asgardian war, made Odin actually admit that he loves his children etc.), but messed up the timeline so much that they'll never exist.

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* ''Comicbook/LokiAgentOfAsgard'' inverted the trope as the villain [[spoiler:(King!Loki)]] was doing the time travelling (they tried to cause their own creation earlier) and not only did this make the world a better place (no Angel/Asgardian war, made Odin actually admit that he loves his children etc.), but messed up the timeline so much that they'll never exist. What can you say, one day you [[spoiler:eat a man-sized otter as part of a ploy to get a sword made]] and the next thing you know [[spoiler:a woman who ate the ring you stole when she was a baby is asking whether you are cos-playing as yourself]].
29th Oct '17 4:14:21 PM Steven
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* Brian in ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' goes back several years in time with Stewie to see where he had buried a ball. Stewie warns Brian not to touch anything or to talk to anyone, for doing so could alter their present time. Once the duo returns to their original time, Stewie discovers that Brian had told his past self about the September 11th terrorist attacks, which caused his past self to stop the attacks from ever happening. Sounds good, right? Sure, the lives of 3000+ people were saved, but the action caused George W. Bush to lose his reelection for U.S. President in 2004, which motivates him to have all the southern states secede from the rest of the country and declare a second civil war, but with nukes being used and causing the death of over a ''million'' people. Whoops.

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* Brian in ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' goes back several years in time with Stewie to see where he had buried a ball. Stewie warns Brian not to touch anything or to talk to anyone, for doing so could alter their present time. Once the duo returns to their original time, Stewie discovers that Brian had told his past self about the September 11th terrorist attacks, which caused his past self to stop the attacks from ever happening. Sounds good, right? Sure, the lives of 3000+ people were saved, but the action caused George W. Bush to lose his reelection for U.S. President in 2004, which motivates him to have all the southern states secede from the rest of the country and declare a second civil war, but with nukes being used and causing the death of over a ''million'' people. Whoops. The duo go back in time again to fix the mess, only for Brian to do more dumb things like giving his past self the idea to create ''Literature/HarryPotter''. Stewie eventually decides to go back to the very point where their past selves first time traveled and he shoots Brian in the kneecaps while screaming at him and his past self to go back home. Current Brian realizes that doing this will erase their existence since the time traveling shenanigans would have never happened. Naturally, the two of them disappear while the original Stewie and Brian are back in their own time with Peter and his drinking buddies from the pilot episode showing up in the same crudely drawn animations.
8th Oct '17 7:57:50 PM PaulA
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* Averted with Creator/LarryNiven's "Hanville Svetz" series. The time traveling agents of the Institute For Temporal Research do not realize that time travel is nothing more than a fantasy, so when they go backwards in time (forward time travel being impossible because the future does not exist yet), they always end up in some fantasy world. In "Flight of the Horse", for example, Hanville Svetz is sent back in time to retrieve a horse (long extinct in his time) for the government-run zoo... and brings back a unicorn.
7th Oct '17 5:43:26 PM Origin
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** In fact, MK9's entire plot revolves around [[spoiler:Raiden misinterpreting one of his own premonitions. By interpreting the phrase ''"He must win!"'' as that someone from Earthrealm must beat the forces of Outworld in order to prevent the latter from being allowed to conquer the former, he ends up condemning almost all of Earthrealm's warriors to death. The "he" in question in fact turns out to be ''Shao Khan'' as. by allowing him to win, the Elder Gods catch on to the fact that he cheated the system, punishing him accordingly.]]
7th Oct '17 8:54:42 AM nighttrainfm
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** This comes into effect in episode 3 when [[spoiler:Max uses her power to save Chloe's dad from dying, rather than create the perfect timeline Max was expecting this instead creates a timeline in which Max is a member of the Vortex Club and is now friends with Victoria, David is now the driver of the school bus, Warren is now dating a girl named Stella and Chloe is now wheelchair bound.]]

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** This comes into effect in episode 3 when [[spoiler:Max uses her power to save Chloe's dad from dying, rather dying. Rather than create the perfect timeline Max was expecting expecting, this instead creates a timeline in which Max is a member of the Vortex Club and is now friends with Victoria, David is now the driver of the school bus, Warren is now dating a girl named Stella and Chloe is now wheelchair bound.]]
7th Oct '17 8:51:10 AM nighttrainfm
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* Referenced by Cyborg in ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' as the page quote shows, and he intends to remain in his exact position and not touch anything...until he sees he's literally [[OhCrap standing in-between]] two [[OnrushingArmy OnrushingArmies]]. The ending implies it was a StableTimeLoop all along.

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* Referenced by Cyborg in ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' as the page quote shows, and he intends to remain in his exact position and not touch anything...until he sees he's literally [[OhCrap standing in-between]] two [[OnrushingArmy OnrushingArmies]].Onrushing Armies]]. The ending implies it was a StableTimeLoop all along.
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