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13th Nov '16 1:53:10 AM TheGrayFox
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** ''VideoGame/DragonBallXenoverse2'' reveals that these minor changes will actually be undone when they put their time travel scrolls together, making things identical to the original history again. But notably, the Supreme Kai of Time decides that maybe one small change could be allowed: [[spoiler: Future Gohan learns about his fated death and faces it with pride, giving Trunks a bit of closure.]]
31st Oct '16 4:38:13 PM PaulA
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* In John Scalzi's ''Literature/OldMansWar'' universe, the FTL drive used by humanity works by not by actually going faster than light but displacing the ship to a different location in a different timeline every time they jump. Any differences between the timelines are so minute they can't be noticed--it may be as small as one particular atom somewhere in the universe decaying at a given moment instead of another atom--so there's no practical difference from the perspective of the travelers and indeed it's only theoretical scientists who really care about it.



* In ''Webcomic/{{Starslip}}'' the main FTL drive works like that in OldMansWar where instead of going faster than light and violating causality, you switch places with an alternative universe where you're already where you're suppose to be. The differences are suppose to be like in OldMansWar where its literally the position of a few atoms in a star. But the ends up being marketing propaganda from the drive makers, seen first hand when a jump soon after Memnon saved Jovia leads to a universe where he didn't.
31st Oct '16 9:33:40 AM elfey
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* In ''Webcomic/{{Starslip}}'' the main FTL drive works like that in OldMansWar where instead of going faster than light and violating causality, you switch places with an alternative universe where you're already where you're suppose to be. The differences are suppose to be like in OldMansWar where its literally the position of a few atoms in a star. But the ends up being marketing propaganda from the drive makers, seen first hand when a jump soon after Memnon saved Jovia leads to a universe where he didn't.
28th Oct '16 3:00:33 PM ultimomant
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* ''Series/TheFlash2014'': In "Flash Back", Barry goes on an adventure in the past. When he returns to the present, everything seems the same, except Hartley Rathaway/Pied Piper has inexplicably pulled a HeelFaceTurn and is a member of his team, with Barry's other friends saying he's always been there, thoroughly confusing Barry since he has no memory of the new timeline. Also, Hartley is on good terms with his parents, when in the original timeline, they had disowned him.

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In "Flash Back", Barry goes on an adventure in the past. When he returns to the present, everything seems the same, except Hartley Rathaway/Pied Piper has inexplicably pulled a HeelFaceTurn and is a member of his team, with Barry's other friends saying he's always been there, thoroughly confusing Barry since he has no memory of the new timeline. Also, Hartley is on good terms with his parents, when in the original timeline, they had disowned him.
20th Oct '16 12:49:01 PM ChronoLegion
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** In the episode "Paradox", Barry finds himself in a further altered timeline where certain events have played out less favorably than they had previously, for instance Joe and Iris not being on speaking terms and [[spoiler: Cisco's brother having been killed by a drunk driver]]. Barry decides to go back in time once again to fix everything, but [[spoiler: Jay Garrick]] talks him out of it, since he'll never get it exactly right and will just end up causing more problems than he solves. Barry begrudgingly agrees and decides to accept everything that's changed as it is. The more time passes, however, the more Barry realizes how much things have changed from what he remembers, such as there being a second lab tech at CCPD and [[spoiler:Caitlin developing Killer Frost's powers]]. Also, interestingly enough, the changes to Earth 1 don't appear to have affected any parallel Earth, which is pointed out by Harry and Jesse, when they return to Earth 1 to deal with [[spoiler:Jesse developing SuperSpeed]]. Some changes are positive, though, such as Cisco installing a panic app on the phones of members of Team Flash due to the frequent kidnappings. There's also [[spoiler:Doctor Alchemy, who seems to be capable to restoring the powers and memories of any meta from the Flashpoint timeline for an unknown purpose]]. Then there's the fact that [[spoiler:Eobard Thawne is alive again and appears to be [[Series/LegendsOfTomorrow working with Damien Darhk to mess with human history]].

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** In the episode "Paradox", Barry finds himself in a further altered timeline where certain events have played out less favorably than they had previously, for instance Joe and Iris not being on speaking terms and [[spoiler: Cisco's brother having been killed by a drunk driver]]. Barry decides to go back in time once again to fix everything, but [[spoiler: Jay Garrick]] talks him out of it, since he'll never get it exactly right and will just end up causing more problems than he solves. Barry begrudgingly agrees and decides to accept everything that's changed as it is. The more time passes, however, the more Barry realizes how much things have changed from what he remembers, such as there being a second lab tech at CCPD and [[spoiler:Caitlin developing Killer Frost's powers]]. Also, interestingly enough, the changes to Earth 1 don't appear to have affected any parallel Earth, which is pointed out by Harry and Jesse, when they return to Earth 1 to deal with [[spoiler:Jesse developing SuperSpeed]]. Some changes are positive, though, such as Cisco installing a panic app on the phones of members of Team Flash due to the frequent kidnappings. There's also [[spoiler:Doctor Alchemy, who seems to be capable to restoring the powers and memories of any meta from the Flashpoint timeline for an unknown purpose]]. Then there's the fact that [[spoiler:Eobard Thawne is alive again and appears to be [[Series/LegendsOfTomorrow working with Damien Darhk to mess with human history]].history]]]].
20th Oct '16 12:48:47 PM ChronoLegion
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** In the episode "Paradox", Barry finds himself in a further altered timeline where certain events have played out less favorably than they had previously, for instance Joe and Iris not being on speaking terms and [[spoiler: Cisco's brother having been killed by a drunk driver]]. Barry decides to go back in time once again to fix everything, but [[spoiler: Jay Garrick]] talks him out of it, since he'll never get it exactly right and will just end up causing more problems than he solves. Barry begrudgingly agrees and decides to accept everything that's changed as it is. The more time passes, however, the more Barry realizes how much things have changed from what he remembers, such as there being a second lab tech at CCPD and [[spoiler:Caitlin developing Killer Frost's powers]]. Also, interestingly enough, the changes to Earth 1 don't appear to have affected any parallel Earth, which is pointed out by Harry and Jesse, when they return to Earth 1 to deal with [[spoiler:Jesse developing SuperSpeed]]. Some changes are positive, though, such as Cisco installing a panic app on the phones of members of Team Flash due to the frequent kidnappings. There's also [[spoiler:Doctor Alchemy, who seems to be capable to restoring the powers and memories of any meta from the Flashpoint timeline for an unknown purpose]].

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** In the episode "Paradox", Barry finds himself in a further altered timeline where certain events have played out less favorably than they had previously, for instance Joe and Iris not being on speaking terms and [[spoiler: Cisco's brother having been killed by a drunk driver]]. Barry decides to go back in time once again to fix everything, but [[spoiler: Jay Garrick]] talks him out of it, since he'll never get it exactly right and will just end up causing more problems than he solves. Barry begrudgingly agrees and decides to accept everything that's changed as it is. The more time passes, however, the more Barry realizes how much things have changed from what he remembers, such as there being a second lab tech at CCPD and [[spoiler:Caitlin developing Killer Frost's powers]]. Also, interestingly enough, the changes to Earth 1 don't appear to have affected any parallel Earth, which is pointed out by Harry and Jesse, when they return to Earth 1 to deal with [[spoiler:Jesse developing SuperSpeed]]. Some changes are positive, though, such as Cisco installing a panic app on the phones of members of Team Flash due to the frequent kidnappings. There's also [[spoiler:Doctor Alchemy, who seems to be capable to restoring the powers and memories of any meta from the Flashpoint timeline for an unknown purpose]]. Then there's the fact that [[spoiler:Eobard Thawne is alive again and appears to be [[Series/LegendsOfTomorrow working with Damien Darhk to mess with human history]].
20th Oct '16 12:46:49 PM ChronoLegion
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** In the episode "Paradox", Barry finds himself in a further altered timeline where certain events have played out less favorably than they had previously, for instance Joe and Iris not being on speaking terms and [[spoiler: Cisco's brother having been killed by a drunk driver]]. Barry decides to go back in time once again to fix everything, but [[spoiler: Jay Garrick]] talks him out of it, since he'll never get it exactly right and will just end up causing more problems than he solves. Barry begrudgingly agrees and decides to accept everything that's changed as it is.

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** In the episode "Paradox", Barry finds himself in a further altered timeline where certain events have played out less favorably than they had previously, for instance Joe and Iris not being on speaking terms and [[spoiler: Cisco's brother having been killed by a drunk driver]]. Barry decides to go back in time once again to fix everything, but [[spoiler: Jay Garrick]] talks him out of it, since he'll never get it exactly right and will just end up causing more problems than he solves. Barry begrudgingly agrees and decides to accept everything that's changed as it is. The more time passes, however, the more Barry realizes how much things have changed from what he remembers, such as there being a second lab tech at CCPD and [[spoiler:Caitlin developing Killer Frost's powers]]. Also, interestingly enough, the changes to Earth 1 don't appear to have affected any parallel Earth, which is pointed out by Harry and Jesse, when they return to Earth 1 to deal with [[spoiler:Jesse developing SuperSpeed]]. Some changes are positive, though, such as Cisco installing a panic app on the phones of members of Team Flash due to the frequent kidnappings. There's also [[spoiler:Doctor Alchemy, who seems to be capable to restoring the powers and memories of any meta from the Flashpoint timeline for an unknown purpose]].
19th Oct '16 5:28:42 PM Scistorm
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* A different take on this is the ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' episode "The Late Philip J. Fry." Professor Farnsworth invents a time machine that allows travel into the future only. Fry, Farnsworth and Bender discover that traveling to the end of time brings them back to the beginning (twice!), and they eventually return to their era shortly before they left. However, this universe is "slightly lower" than theirs, and they land on their duplicate selves, [[StableTimeLoop killing them.]]

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* A different take on this is the ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' episode "The Late Philip J. Fry." Professor Farnsworth invents a time machine that allows travel into the future only. Fry, Farnsworth and Bender discover that traveling to the end of time brings them back to the beginning (twice!), and they eventually return to their era shortly before they left. However, this universe is "slightly lower" than theirs, and they land on their duplicate selves, [[StableTimeLoop [[KillAndReplace killing them.]]them and allowing the originals to take their place]].
16th Oct '16 9:42:20 PM VengeanceKarl
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** In the episode "Paradox", Barry finds himself in a further altered timeline where certain events have played out less favorably than they had previously, for instance Joe and Iris not being on speaking terms and [[spoiler: Cisco's brother having been killed by a drunk driver]]. Barry decides to go back in time once again to fix everything, but [[spoiler: Jay Garrick]] talks him out of it, since he'll never get it exactly right and will just end up causing more problems than he solves. Barry begrudgingly agrees and decides to accept everything that's changed as it is.
16th Oct '16 2:22:44 PM Vir
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* Darwin and Gumball's time travel adventures in the ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' episode 'The Countdown" ends this way.

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* Darwin and Gumball's time travel adventures in the ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' episode 'The "The Countdown" ends this way.
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