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19th Sep '17 7:01:24 PM BattleMaster
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** 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.

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** 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. \n Then Rewind, whose memories were altered due to all the time travel, tried to kill Megatron's protoform in order to cause this future to come to pass. Because while it was absolutely horrific for Cybertron, it was a huge positive for the rest of the galaxy, which wasn't subjected to the horrors of 4 million years worth of Cybertron civil war. Rewind wasn't quite right in the head at the time.
17th Sep '17 7:26:45 AM Doug86
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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=] game ''VideoGame/ShadowOfMemories'' ''VideoGame/ShadowOfDestiny'' which was written by the same maker of Time Hollow. Dude loves his time travel.
31st Aug '17 11:04:30 AM HalcyonDayz
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** Universe 17 diverged when Vegeta did not strike Cell in the back and distract him. This allowed Cell to overpower SSJ2 Gohan.

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** Universe 17 diverged when Vegeta did not strike Cell in the back and distract him. This allowed Cell to overpower SSJ2 [=SSJ2=] Gohan.
24th Aug '17 1:36:11 PM CosmicFerret
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* ''ComicBook/{{Flashpoint}}'' involves TheFlash suddenly awakening in a CrapsackWorld and trying to figure out what caused the change to the timeline. It turns out that [[spoiler: it was all caused by TheFlash going back in time and saving his mother's life.]] Somehow this resulted in such changes as Bruce Wayne having been shot by the mugger while his parents are still alive, Franchise/WonderWoman and ComicBook/{{Aquaman}} being murderous dictators, and Frankenstein killing Hitler.

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* ''ComicBook/{{Flashpoint}}'' involves TheFlash Franchise/TheFlash suddenly awakening in a CrapsackWorld and trying to figure out what caused the change to the timeline. It turns out that [[spoiler: it was all caused by TheFlash Franchise/TheFlash going back in time and saving his mother's life.]] Somehow this resulted in such changes as Bruce Wayne having been shot by the mugger while his parents are still alive, Franchise/WonderWoman and ComicBook/{{Aquaman}} being murderous dictators, and Frankenstein killing Hitler.
24th Aug '17 4:59:21 AM RedScharlach
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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, anything. Sci-fi rule number 1: you start messing with the past, you end up with monkeys ruling the future."''



* ''WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain'' (Yes, this ''is'' a comic story instead of a cartoon) once went back in time a few hours to prevent their past selves from opening a savings account at a bank that would be robbed afterwards. (They had a time machine that Brain planned to use to go to the future to get the money plus interest) When they returned to their own time, they found the world being ruled by ostriches. ([[RuleOfFunny No, really]])

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* ''WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain'' (Yes, this ''is'' a comic story instead of a cartoon) once went back in time a few hours to prevent their past selves from opening a savings account at a bank that would be robbed afterwards. (They had a time machine that Brain planned to use to go to the future to get the money plus interest) When they returned to their own time, they found the world being ruled by ostriches. ([[RuleOfFunny No, really]])really.]])



** But then averted by the ending, where [[spoiler:Pandora uses Flash in order to create a new timeline which is different but no worse than the old one ([[BrokenBase though don't ask comic fans their opinion on that]])]]

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** But then averted by the ending, where [[spoiler:Pandora uses Flash in order to create a new timeline which is different but no worse than the old one ([[BrokenBase though don't ask comic fans their opinion on that]])]]that]])]].



* Usually ''{{Subverted}}'' in ''ComicBook/PaperinikNewAdventures'', as time pirates are smart enough to limit themselves to steal treasures due the danger of this. That said, they ''did'' try and alter the timeline in three occasions... And every time it was somewhat 'strange':

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* Usually ''{{Subverted}}'' in ''ComicBook/PaperinikNewAdventures'', as time pirates are smart enough to limit themselves to steal stealing treasures due the danger of this. That said, they ''did'' try and alter the timeline in three occasions... And every time it was somewhat 'strange':



* 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.

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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 eventually realizes that it is ''because'' he travelled back in time that the war began. NiceJobBreakingItHero.



* 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.]]

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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 implied 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.]]



* ''Film/TheButterflyEffect'', named for the effect that names this trope. It's also notable for [[spoiler: the protagonist not only learning that messing with time can have disastrous consequences, but also realizing that he himself is the product of someone tinkering with fate. The world cannot be righted unless he does not exist]]. Only in the director's cut, not the original theatrical release ending.

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* ''Film/TheButterflyEffect'', named for the effect that names this trope. It's also notable for [[spoiler: the protagonist not only learning that messing with time can have disastrous consequences, but also realizing that he himself is the product of someone tinkering with fate. The world cannot be righted unless he does not exist]]. Only in the director's cut, however, not the original theatrical release ending.



* The movie ''Film/SlidingDoors'' had a non-time travel variation. The movie follows the events following the protagonist either missing the subway or getting on just in time, and then some...
* The film ''Mr. Destiny'' starring Jim Belushi as Larry Burrows, an unhappy middle aged office employed loser. He blames the state of his life on the moment he struck out in a high school baseball game. A guardian angel like figure named Mike (played by Michael Caine) changes the past so that he hit the ball. Larry is now the president of the sporting goods company he worked and married to the owner's daughter. However, he soon learns that his alternate self's other decisions have a number of problems: his father is now divorced (on "his" advice, no less), he's having an affair with an AxCrazy worker, his best friend is now afraid of him, he's been involved in some shady schemes with the other executives who are now plotting to get rid of him after noting his "change of heart" and his wife from the original timeline is now married to someone else.

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* The movie ''Film/SlidingDoors'' had a non-time travel variation. The movie follows the events following recounts two chains of events, which follow the protagonist either missing the subway or getting on just in time, and then some...
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* The film ''Mr. Destiny'' starring Jim Belushi as Larry Burrows, an unhappy middle aged office employed loser. He blames the state of his life on the moment he struck out in a high school baseball game. A guardian angel like angel-like figure named Mike (played by Michael Caine) changes the past so that he hit the ball. Larry is now the president of the sporting goods company he worked and married to the owner's daughter. However, he soon learns that his alternate self's other decisions have a number of problems: his father is now divorced (on "his" advice, no less), he's having an affair with an AxCrazy worker, co-worker, his best friend is now afraid of him, he's been involved in some shady schemes with the other executives who are now plotting to get rid of him after noting his "change of heart" and his wife from the original timeline is now married to someone else.



* Perhaps the Aesop of ''Film/LolaRennt'' is that it's all just a crapshoot. Any given ripple of influence from a chance passing could be a ButterflyOfDoom -- or a miraculous windfall -- for Lola or anyone she brushes with. The opener alone establishes that fighting fate is just a game.

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* Perhaps the Aesop of ''Film/LolaRennt'' is that it's all just a crapshoot. Any given ripple of influence from a chance passing event could be a ButterflyOfDoom -- or a miraculous windfall -- for Lola or anyone she brushes with. The opener alone establishes that fighting fate is just a game.



* Creator/IsaacAsimov's novel ''Literature/TheEndOfEternity''. Only in this case, the constant changing of the potential timelines by a secret trans-temporal time agency resulted not in unpredictable chaos but in a static history, because the time agency tried to erase, with the best intentions, every invention, trend or development that they regarded a danger to Mankind and human life in general... erasing wars, but also deliberately killing all attempts at space exploration throughout the various milennia. In the end, only the destruction of the time agency itself allowed the restoration of Mankind's original timeline: a life full of risks in search of the Unknown, but also with the potential to colonize the galaxy and survive into the distant future after the Earth's sun had gone nova.

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* Creator/IsaacAsimov's novel ''Literature/TheEndOfEternity''. Only in this case, the constant changing of the potential timelines by a secret trans-temporal time agency resulted not in unpredictable chaos but in a static history, because the time agency tried to erase, with the best intentions, every invention, trend or development that they regarded a danger to Mankind mankind and human life in general... erasing wars, but also deliberately killing all attempts at space exploration throughout over the various milennia. millennia. In the end, only the destruction of the time agency itself allowed the restoration of Mankind's mankind's original timeline: a life full of risks in search of the Unknown, but also with the potential to colonize the galaxy and survive into the distant future after the Earth's sun had gone nova.



* 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.

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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 . . .zoo... and brings back a unicorn.



* ''Series/{{Angel}}''. In "[[ItsAWonderfulPlot Birthday]]" the demon Skip shows Cordelia (with the help of MondayNightFootball replay and onscreen graphics) how her life could have been different if she'd just moved in one direction as opposed to the other during a party in the series premiere and met a Hollywood talent agent instead of the series protagonist, becoming the famous star of a comedy television series instead of a FaintingSeer whose visions are killing her. [[spoiler:The downside being, ''Angel'' is now the FaintingSeer, effectively an insane, depressed wreck from [[GoMadFromTheIsolation his loneliness]] and the visions. Horrified by the state of her best friend/LoveInterest, Cordelia demands that Skip take her back to her proper timeline.]]
* ''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.
* The ''Series/{{Community}}'' episode "Remedial Chaos Theory" is all about this. It's decided that a roll of the dice will dictate who has to leave and pick up a pizza, so the one rolling the dice will be creating six different universes, all based around what the characters would or (or in some cases, wouldn't) be doing in the two or three minutes that the pizza is getting picked up. All outcomes except for one involve the group somehow creating a conflict in these couple minutes. In the real (best) outcome, [[spoiler:Abed stops the dice from falling, Jeff goes to get the pizza, and the group gets along fine while he's gone.]] In the "Dark" outcome [[spoiler:where Troy leaves to pick up the pizza, Pierce dies, Annie goes insane and Shirley becomes an alcoholic because of Pierce's death, Jeff loses an arm, and Troy loses his larynx.]] Abed acknowledges that it's the darkest timeline, and makes everyone felt goatees so they can all be "evil" versions of themselves.

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* ''Series/{{Angel}}''. In "[[ItsAWonderfulPlot Birthday]]" the demon Skip shows Cordelia (with the help of MondayNightFootball replay and onscreen graphics) how her life could have been different if she'd just moved in one direction as opposed to the other during a party in the series premiere and met a Hollywood talent agent instead of the series protagonist, becoming the famous star of a comedy television series instead of a FaintingSeer whose visions are killing her. [[spoiler:The downside being, ''Angel'' is now the FaintingSeer, effectively an insane, depressed wreck from owing to [[GoMadFromTheIsolation his loneliness]] and the visions. Horrified by the state of her best friend/LoveInterest, Cordelia demands that Skip take her back to her proper timeline.]]
* ''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 marries Maid Marian.
* The ''Series/{{Community}}'' episode "Remedial Chaos Theory" is all about this. It's decided that a roll of the dice will dictate who has to leave and pick up a pizza, so the one rolling the dice will be creating six different universes, all based around what the characters would or (or in some cases, wouldn't) be doing in the two or three minutes that the pizza is getting picked up. All outcomes except for one involve the group somehow creating a conflict in these couple few minutes. In the real (best) outcome, [[spoiler:Abed stops the dice from falling, Jeff goes to get the pizza, and the group gets along fine while he's gone.]] In the "Dark" outcome [[spoiler:where Troy leaves to pick up the pizza, Pierce dies, Annie goes insane and Shirley becomes an alcoholic because of Pierce's death, Jeff loses an arm, and Troy loses his larynx.]] Abed acknowledges that it's the darkest timeline, and makes everyone felt goatees so they can all be "evil" versions of themselves.



'''The Doctor:''' Then, don't step on any butterflies. What have the butterflies ever done to you?

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'''The Doctor:''' Then, don't step on any butterflies. What have the butterflies ever done to you?



** Mocked in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS36E3ThinIce "Thin Ice"]], where new companion Bill worries about doing this. The Doctor assures her she must be careful, like their other poor companion who just stepped on a butterfly and erased himself from existence! [[BlatantLies That's why she can't remember him]]. The lesson being little things don't have that much of an impact.

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** Mocked in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS36E3ThinIce "Thin Ice"]], where new companion Bill worries about doing this. The Doctor assures her she must be careful, like their other poor companion who just stepped on a butterfly and erased himself from existence! [[BlatantLies That's why she can't remember him]]. The lesson being that little things don't have that much of an impact.



* ''Series/{{Fringe}}'': In a roundabout way, the show reveals in bits and pieces that the entire plot of the series and the fate of multiple universes all pivoted on a single inadvertent action by a time traveler: [[spoiler:an Observer's presence distracting the red universe's Walter Bishop from discovering a cure for his son Peter's illness]]. This miniscule action caused [[spoiler:Walter's blue universe counterpart to bridge their two universes to save Peter, and then kidnap him to be a ReplacementGoldfish for his own Peter]]. This dimensional mess destabilized the physical laws of both universes and jeopardized the timeline that would spawn the time-travelers in the first place, forcing them to take a direct role in correcting the original mistake.

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* ''Series/{{Fringe}}'': In a roundabout way, the show reveals in bits and pieces that the entire plot of the series and the fate of multiple universes all pivoted on a single inadvertent action by a time traveler: [[spoiler:an Observer's presence distracting the red universe's Walter Bishop from discovering a cure for his son Peter's illness]]. This miniscule minuscule action caused [[spoiler:Walter's blue universe counterpart to bridge their two universes to save Peter, and then kidnap him to be a ReplacementGoldfish for his own Peter]]. This dimensional mess destabilized the physical laws of both universes and jeopardized the timeline that would spawn the time-travelers in the first place, forcing them to take a direct role in correcting the original mistake.



* There is a sort of this in ''Series/SevenDays''. It's stated that simply backstepping (Going back in time one week) already changes the timeline because the Sphere materializes and changes air currents, causing airplanes to land a bit sooner/later and the like. Of course, it was never explained further than that.

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* There is a sort variation of this in ''Series/SevenDays''. It's stated that simply backstepping (Going (going back in time one week) already changes the timeline because the Sphere materializes and changes air currents, causing airplanes to land a bit sooner/later and the like. Of course, it was never explained further than that.



** One of the alternate futures seems perfect for him: his sisters-in-laws are dead, his family is rich, the children are polite… but then he learns that donuts apparently don't exist in this timeline when he uses the word and nobody knows what he's talking about. He disappears into the past to try again, before we see that it ''rains'' donuts in this future.

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** One of the alternate futures seems perfect for him: his sisters-in-laws are dead, his family is rich, the children are polite… polite... but then he learns that donuts apparently don't exist in this timeline when he uses the word and nobody knows what he's talking about. He disappears into the past to try again, before we see that it ''rains'' donuts in this future.
11th Aug '17 1:25:40 PM Linda58
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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.
11th Aug '17 1:20:32 PM Linda58
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** Mocked in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS36E3ThinIce "Thin Ice"]], where new companion Bill worries about doing this. The Doctor assures her she must be careful, like their other poor companion who just stepped on a butterfly and erased himself from existence! [[BlatantLies That's why she can't remember him]]. The lesson being little things don't have that much of an impact.



* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'': Another fine example of how one man's repeated attempts at changing the past to find the "perfect" timeline he accidently erased leading to ever more disastrous consequences is the two-parter episode "[[Recap/StarTrekVoyagerS4E8YearOfHell Year of Hell]]" from the 4th season. Things are spiraling out of control, precisely because the timeship is based on the idea of ''Laplace's Demon'' which is contradicted by both Quantum Mechanics and Chaos Theory. In the end [[spoiler:the original timeline can only be restored by destruction of the timeship (which had existed "outside time" while aboard centuries of subjective time passed), which Captain Janeway brings about by ramming it with the ''Voyager'', destroying both ships in the process and "resetting" the timeline back one year.]]

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* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'': Another fine example of how one man's repeated attempts at changing the past to find the "perfect" timeline he accidently erased leading to ever more disastrous consequences is the two-parter episode "[[Recap/StarTrekVoyagerS4E8YearOfHell Year of Hell]]" from the 4th season. Things are spiraling out of control, precisely because the timeship is based on the idea of ''Laplace's Demon'' which is contradicted by both Quantum Mechanics and Chaos Theory. He keeps erasing ''entire species'' from existence to restore his species to their former glory, only for unanticipated consequences (one species introduced antibodies that saved his from being decimated by a plague, another prevented some other species from conquering them, etc.) to leave his species still weak or actually worse off. In the end [[spoiler:the original timeline can only be restored by destruction of the timeship (which had existed "outside time" while aboard centuries of subjective time passed), which Captain Janeway brings about by ramming it with the ''Voyager'', destroying both ships in the process and "resetting" the timeline back one year.]]
27th Jul '17 3:22:44 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* 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 the King, an Elvis-themed villain with a shock-wave 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 King 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).

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* 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 the King, an Elvis-themed villain with a shock-wave 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 King 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).
8th Jul '17 4:59:18 AM F1Krazy
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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/FairlyOddParents'', Timmy accidentally melts his father's sports trophy, so he [[SarcasmMode does the logical thing]] and... goes back in time and prevents his father from winning the trophy in the first place. This creates a BadFuture in which Timmy's dad is a Big Brother-esque dictator who enforces happiness on the population and has a major complex about the lost trophy. Timmy goes back and fixes the mess by winning the trophy in his father's stead, and everything returns the normal except that [[ItMakesSenseInContext Timmy and the Internet have swapped names]].
** In another episode, Timmy travels back to March 15, 1972 to try and prevent the incident that turned Denzel Crocker in the fairy-obsessed miser he is today. [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Timmy instead ends up]] ''[[NiceJobBreakingItHero causing]]'' [[NiceJobBreakingItHero said incident]], and is then banned from ever returning to March 1972. In the process, he also somehow causes George McGovern to win the 1972 presidential election, as he's then warned against interfering with said election win despite having caused it in the first place.

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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/FairlyOddParents'', Timmy accidentally melts his father's sports trophy, so he [[SarcasmMode does the logical thing]] and... goes back in time and prevents his father from winning the trophy in the first place. This creates a BadFuture in which Timmy's dad is a Big Brother-esque dictator who enforces happiness on the population and has a major complex about the lost trophy. Timmy goes back and fixes the mess by winning the trophy in his father's stead, and everything returns the to normal except that [[ItMakesSenseInContext Timmy and the Internet have swapped names]].
** In another episode, Timmy travels back to March 15, 1972 to try and prevent the incident that turned Denzel Crocker in the fairy-obsessed miser he is today. [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Timmy instead ends up]] ''[[NiceJobBreakingItHero causing]]'' [[NiceJobBreakingItHero said incident]], and is then banned from ever returning to March 1972. In the process, he also somehow causes George McGovern [=McGovern=] to win the 1972 presidential election, as he's then warned against interfering with said election win despite having caused it in the first place.
8th Jul '17 4:58:06 AM F1Krazy
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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/FairlyOddParents'', Timmy accidentally melts his father's sports trophy, so he [[SarcasmMode does the logical thing]] and... goes back in time and prevents his father from winning the trophy in the first place. This creates a BadFuture in which Timmy's dad is a Big Brother-esque dictator who enforces happiness on the population and has a major complex about the lost trophy. Timmy goes back and fixes the mess by winning the trophy in his father's stead, and everything returns the normal except that [[ItMakesSenseInContext Timmy and the Internet have swapped names]].
** In another episode, Timmy travels back to March 15, 1972 to try and prevent the incident that turned Denzel Crocker in the fairy-obsessed miser he is today. [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Timmy instead ends up]] ''[[NiceJobBreakingItHero causing]]'' [[NiceJobBreakingItHero said incident]], and is then banned from ever returning to March 1972. In the process, he also somehow causes George McGovern to win the 1972 presidential election, as he's then warned against interfering with said election win despite having caused it in the first place.
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