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8th May '18 4:46:33 PM Malady
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* In ''Fanfic/TheParselmouthOfGryffindor'', [[CloudCuckooLander Luna Lovegood]] believes in the existence of Clockroaches and asks Hermione if she's seen any after she gets her Time-Turner. According to her, they're also known as [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal Time-Tigers]] or [[Literature/TheLangoliers Langoliers]], and they [[ImAHumanitarian eat time-travellers with onions and hot sauce]].

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* In ''Fanfic/TheParselmouthOfGryffindor'', [[CloudCuckooLander Luna Lovegood]] believes in the existence of Clockroaches and asks Hermione if she's seen any after she gets her Time-Turner. According to her, they're also known as [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal [[AlliterativeName Time-Tigers]] or [[Literature/TheLangoliers Langoliers]], and they [[ImAHumanitarian eat time-travellers with onions and hot sauce]].
7th Apr '18 8:32:15 PM nombretomado
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TimePolice is similar, but is where creatures like this are part of a formal organization. Not related to the insectoid ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' construct of the same name; they, and any other [[IThoughtItMeant roaches made of clockwork]], are a kind of ClockworkCreature.

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TimePolice is similar, but is where creatures like this are part of a formal organization. Not related to the insectoid ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' construct of the same name; they, and any other [[IThoughtItMeant [[JustForFun/IThoughtItMeant roaches made of clockwork]], are a kind of ClockworkCreature.
18th Feb '18 12:13:59 AM nombretomado
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* In ''VideoGame/RaidouKuzunohaVsTheSoullessArmy'', RasputinTheMadMonk [[spoiler:(actually a RidiculouslyHumanRobot built in his image)]] was originally employed by some kind of future entity as part of an attempt to erase the timeline Raidou lives in (for example, the year is Taisho 20, but the RealLife Taisho era only lasted 15 years). He blows off the mission once he realizes it's a pretty sweet time to live in. [[spoiler: It is implied allowing Raidou to change stuff stamped out the CrapsackWorld that is the timeline of ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiI'' and ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiII''.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/RaidouKuzunohaVsTheSoullessArmy'', RasputinTheMadMonk UsefulNotes/RasputinTheMadMonk [[spoiler:(actually a RidiculouslyHumanRobot built in his image)]] was originally employed by some kind of future entity as part of an attempt to erase the timeline Raidou lives in (for example, the year is Taisho 20, but the RealLife Taisho era only lasted 15 years). He blows off the mission once he realizes it's a pretty sweet time to live in. [[spoiler: It is implied allowing Raidou to change stuff stamped out the CrapsackWorld that is the timeline of ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiI'' and ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiII''.]]
7th Jan '18 3:20:37 PM nighttrainfm
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** ''Non''-speedster time travelers don't seem to bother the Wraiths, as demonstrated on ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow''. Come season two, however, we get to see exactly what happened to [[spoiler: Zoom]] - he's been turned into the Black Flash and is now hunting Reverse-Flash for being a walking time paradox. [[spoiler:It ultimately catches him and completely disintegrates him.]]

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** ''Non''-speedster time travelers don't seem to bother the Wraiths, as demonstrated on ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow''. Come season two, however, we get to see exactly what happened to [[spoiler: Zoom]] - he's been turned into the Black Flash and is now hunting Reverse-Flash for being a walking time paradox. [[spoiler:It ultimately catches him and completely disintegrates him.]]
6th Jan '18 10:33:32 AM ScroogeMacDuck
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* In ''Fanfic/TheParselmouthOfGryffindor'', [[CloudCuckooLander Luna Lovegood]] believes in the existence of Clockroaches and asks Hermione if she's seen any after she gets her Time-Turner. According to her, they're also known as [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal Time-Tigers]] or [[Literature/TheLangoliers Langoliers]], and they [[ImAHumanitarian eat time-travellers with onions and hot sauce]].
4th Jan '18 3:50:58 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* ''VideoGame/BlinxTheTimeSweeper'': All the monsters except the main antagonists are a result of a colossal TimeCrash. The plot revolves around eradicating them.

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* ''VideoGame/BlinxTheTimeSweeper'': All the monsters except the main antagonists are a result of a colossal TimeCrash. The plot revolves around eradicating them. This makes the [[PunchClockHero Time Sweepers]], who work for a time factory and ensure the product works as intended, more of the correcting function [[InvertedTrope than the monsters]], however.
31st Dec '17 8:16:46 AM Djangou76
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TimePolice is similar, but is where creatures like this are part of a formal organization. Not related to the insectoid ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' construct of the same name; they, and any other [[IThoughtItMeant roaches made of clockwork]], are a kind of ClockworkCreature. Also not to be confused with the disturbing internet meme, [[http://uncyclopedia.wikia.com/wiki/Clock_spider Clock Spider]], which is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin.

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TimePolice is similar, but is where creatures like this are part of a formal organization. Not related to the insectoid ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' construct of the same name; they, and any other [[IThoughtItMeant roaches made of clockwork]], are a kind of ClockworkCreature. Also not to be confused with the disturbing internet meme, [[http://uncyclopedia.wikia.com/wiki/Clock_spider Clock Spider]], which is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin.\n



** The original series serial [[Recap/DoctorWhoS9E5TheTimeMonster "The Time Monster"]] has the Chronovores, which are similar enough to the Reapers (giant winged things that eat people's timelines) that they may as well be considered a related critter. It's worth mentioning that the Chronovores were fleshed out in a novel by Paul Cornell, who later wrote "Father's Day". Some fans speculate that he wanted to feature Chronovores in "Father's Day" but was prevented by some sort of legal issue. Given we know the Doctor [[UnreliableExpositor just makes things up sometimes]], they could even be the same creatures and he just made up a different name for them this time.

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** The original series serial [[Recap/DoctorWhoS9E5TheTimeMonster "The Time Monster"]] has the Chronovores, which are similar enough to the Reapers (giant winged things that eat people's timelines) that they may as well be considered a related critter. It's worth mentioning that the Chronovores were fleshed out in a novel by Paul Cornell, who later wrote "Father's Day". Some fans speculate that he wanted to feature Chronovores in "Father's Day" Day", but was prevented by some sort of legal issue. Given how we know the Doctor [[UnreliableExpositor just often makes things up sometimes]], they could even be the same creatures and he creatures, just made up under a different name that he made for them this time.
1st Dec '17 6:11:09 PM Sabrewing
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* Inverted in the game ''VideoGame/{{Braid}}''. [[spoiler:In World 1-1, you have to outrun [[AdvancingWallOfDoom a giant flaming wall]] before it catches up to you. However, because time is already reversed in World 1 (using the rewind mechanic makes it progress forward), it represents the future that hasn't occurred yet being obliterated, with Tim and the Princess running back towards the present.]]
30th Oct '17 11:44:10 PM ultimomant
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** ''Non''-speedster time travelers don't seem to bother the Wraiths, as demonstrated on ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow''. Come season two, however, we get to see exactly what happened to [[spoiler: Zoom]] - he's been turned into the Black Flash and is now hunting Reverse-Flash for being a walking time paradox.

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** ''Non''-speedster time travelers don't seem to bother the Wraiths, as demonstrated on ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow''. Come season two, however, we get to see exactly what happened to [[spoiler: Zoom]] - he's been turned into the Black Flash and is now hunting Reverse-Flash for being a walking time paradox. [[spoiler:It ultimately catches him and completely disintegrates him.]]
1st Sep '17 2:43:06 AM PaulA
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* ''Franchise/CthulhuMythos'': The Hounds of Tindalos chase down time travellers; the only way to hold them off is to eliminate all angles in the immediate area, since they can only travel through these. Note that they're not portrayed as necessary or helpful; they just '''[[EldritchAbomination are]]'''.

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* ''Franchise/CthulhuMythos'': The Hounds of Tindalos Literature/TheHoundsOfTindalos chase down time travellers; the only way to hold them off is to eliminate all angles in the immediate area, since they can only travel through these. Note that they're not portrayed as necessary or helpful; they just '''[[EldritchAbomination are]]'''.
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