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4th Mar '17 10:30:50 AM nombretomado
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* In the ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' episode "Time's Arrow", MarkTwain believes Data is this trope.

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* In the ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' episode "Time's Arrow", MarkTwain Creator/MarkTwain believes Data is this trope.
3rd Mar '17 2:14:00 PM Xtifr
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* {{Subverted}} in ''WesternAnimation/SabrinaTheAnimatedSeries:'' Sabrina goes back to ancient Rome with [[TheLibby Gem]] and the two wind up in front of Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar. Gem tries to intimidate him with a flashlight, but he's [[DeadpanSnarker less than impressed]].

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* {{Subverted}} in ''WesternAnimation/SabrinaTheAnimatedSeries:'' Sabrina goes back to ancient Rome with [[TheLibby Gem]] and the two wind up in front of Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar.UsefulNotes/JuliusCaesar. Gem tries to intimidate him with a flashlight, but he's [[DeadpanSnarker less than impressed]].
13th Jan '17 3:50:10 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''ComicBook/{{Vampirella}}'': Professor Benjamin Quatermass originates from a timeline 100 years in the future when humanity has abandoned the Earth's surface for floating cities. In a variation, he invades the past to make sure that his ancestor will ''invent'' time travel technology, allowing for the incredibly complicated series of events to ensure that he'll controll all timelines.
27th Dec '16 2:02:55 AM Omeganian
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* Creator/HenryKuttner's "Endowment Policy" has a variant: a person tries to [[spoiler:set his own past self as the world dictator.]]
22nd Nov '16 11:19:47 AM Tacitus
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** Played straight with the player's party when they travel back to the Middle Ages, or even Prehistory, to try to avert a BadFuture in which an interplanetary parasite destroys the world. So you have a gun-slinging inventor and her RobotBuddy from even further in the future turning the tide of a Medieval conflict, and teenagers wielding magic during time periods when only nonhumans enemies were thought to be capable of it.

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** Played straight with the player's party when they travel back to the Middle Ages, or even Prehistory, to try to avert a BadFuture in which an interplanetary parasite destroys the world. So you have a gun-slinging inventor GadgeteerGenius and her RobotBuddy from even further in the future turning the tide of a Medieval conflict, and teenagers wielding magic during time periods when only nonhumans enemies were thought to be capable of it.



** The DS UpdatedRerelease adds [[spoiler:Dalton, a fellow Zeal refugee, who after being defeated by the player party wound up in the game's present time via the Dimensional Vortex. After being defeated again he swears to raise an army and have his revenge on the heroes.]] It sounds like an empty threat, but those who played ''VideoGame/ChronoCross'' now have their answer for how Porre turned from a mellow little village into a technologically-advanced empire that conquered Guardia, the home kingdom of ''Chrono Trigger'''s three main heroes.
* ''VideoGame/ChronoCross'' adds another and a subversion in the game's backstory. [[spoiler: A time experiment in the year 2300 sent the research facility of Chronopolis tens of thousands of years into the past, while also summoning an equally-advanced civilization of evolved [[LizardFolk Reptites]] from an alternate timeline where Lavos never wiped them out. These Dragonians wanted to eradiate humanity and conquer the world for their own nature-friendly civilization, but Chronopolis was able to defeat and subdue them, then laid low for millennia, carefully working from the shadows to prevent any {{Temporal Paradox}}es that might threaten its future existence.]]

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** The DS UpdatedRerelease adds [[spoiler:Dalton, a fellow Zeal refugee, who after being defeated beaten by the player party wound up in the game's present time via the Dimensional Vortex. After being defeated again he swears to raise an army and have his revenge on the heroes.]] It sounds like an empty threat, but those who played ''VideoGame/ChronoCross'' now have their answer for how Porre turned from a mellow little village into a technologically-advanced empire that conquered Guardia, the home kingdom of ''Chrono Trigger'''s three main heroes.
* ''VideoGame/ChronoCross'' adds another and example as well as a subversion in the game's backstory. [[spoiler: A time experiment in the year 2300 sent the research facility of Chronopolis tens of thousands of years into the past, while also summoning an equally-advanced civilization of evolved [[LizardFolk Reptites]] from an alternate timeline where Lavos never wiped them out. These Dragonians wanted to eradiate eradicate humanity and conquer the world for their own nature-friendly civilization, but Chronopolis was able to defeat and subdue them, then laid low for millennia, carefully working from the shadows manipulating events to prevent any {{Temporal Paradox}}es that might threaten its future existence.]]
21st Nov '16 8:25:50 PM Tacitus
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->'''Cueball''': ''"Well, you know what they say, the past is a foreign country-"''
->'''Black Hat Guy''': ''"-with an outdated military and huge oil reserves... hmmm..."''
-->-'''Webcomic/{{xkcd}}''', looking at it from the other direction.

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->'''Cueball''': ''"Well, Well, you know what they say, the past is a foreign country-"''
->'''Black
country-\\
'''Black
Hat Guy''': ''"-with -with an outdated military and huge oil reserves... hmmm..."''
-->-'''Webcomic/{{xkcd}}''', looking
hmmm...
-->-- ''Webcomic/{{xkcd}}'' looks
at it from the other direction.



* Cell from ''Manga/DragonBall'' is a variant of this. He comes from an alternate future (by killing his timeline's version of Trunks and stealing his time machine), though his initial goal isn't to take over; he wants to absorb Android 17 and 18 (who were deactivated in his timeline) to achieve his perfect form. Once he becomes perfect, however, he plans to terrorize the world, and then the universe.

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* Cell from ''Manga/DragonBall'' ''Manga/DragonBallZ'' is a variant of this. He comes from an alternate future (by killing his where he killed that timeline's version of Trunks and stealing stole his time machine), though his initial goal isn't machine to take over; he wants travel back to absorb Android a point where Androids 17 and 18 (who were deactivated in his timeline) to still active, so he could absorb them and achieve his perfect form. Once he becomes perfect, however, he plans form. He then uses his power to terrorize the world, and then the universe.world.



* MarvelComics has Kang the Conqueror, Rama Tut, the Scarlet Centurion, and Immortus. The catch is that these are all actually the same guy: he's traveled through time so often, and created so many [[AlternateTimeline Alternate Timelines]], that there is now an entire LegionOfDoom called the Council of Kangs made up entirely of his own iterations. Immortus, it seems, is the original Kang and the oldest, who is now a BoxedCrook: forced to spend eternity undoing the ContinuitySnarl that is the Marvel universe thanks largely to him.

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* MarvelComics Creator/MarvelComics has Kang the Conqueror, Rama Tut, the Scarlet Centurion, and Immortus. The catch is that these are all actually the same guy: he's traveled through time so often, and created so many [[AlternateTimeline Alternate Timelines]], that there is now an entire LegionOfDoom called the Council of Kangs made up entirely of his own iterations. Immortus, it seems, is the original Kang and the oldest, who is now a BoxedCrook: forced to spend eternity undoing the ContinuitySnarl that is the Marvel universe thanks largely to him.



* Doctor Doom also occasionally plays this role, thanks to his invention of the Time Platform.
** InTheBlood: Doom is a proud descendant of the pharaoh Rama-Tut. Look at the list of Kang's aliases.
* In Franchise/TheDCU, the most notable examples are Epoch, the self-proclaimed Lord of Time, who comes from the year 3786 to regularly have his butt handed to him by the {{JLA}}, Chronos the Time Thief, a present-day crook who acquires time travel technology for the same purpose, and the Time Trapper, who is from so far in the future that he is one of these to the Comicbook/{{Legion Of Super-Heroes}}, who live in the 30th century.
** Lesser known but equally badass are JSA antagonists Extant ) (a two-bit hero turned into a deranged incarnation of Chaos) and Per Degaton(a time-travelling Nazi).

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* Doctor Doom ComicBook/DoctorDoom also occasionally plays this role, thanks to his invention of the Time Platform.
** InTheBlood: Doom is
Platform. [[InTheBlood He happens to be a proud descendant of the pharaoh Rama-Tut. Look at the list of Kang's aliases.
aforementioned Rama-Tut.]]
* In Franchise/TheDCU, the most notable examples are Epoch, the self-proclaimed Lord of Time, who comes from the year 3786 to regularly have his butt handed to him by the {{JLA}}, Franchise/{{JLA}}, Chronos the Time Thief, a present-day crook who acquires time travel technology for the same purpose, and the Time Trapper, who is from so far in the future that he is one of these to the Comicbook/{{Legion Of Super-Heroes}}, who live in the 30th century.
** Lesser known but equally badass are JSA antagonists Extant ) (a two-bit hero turned into a deranged incarnation of Chaos) and Per Degaton(a Degaton (a time-travelling Nazi).



* Futur10n from ''ComicBook/TheIncredibles'' comics.

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* Futur10n [=Futur10n=] from ''ComicBook/TheIncredibles'' comics.



* In the 2009 [[Film/StarTrek Star Trek]] film, after being sucked back in time, Nero decides to get "revenge" on Starfleet for not averting a [[NegativeSpaceWedgie oddly powerful supernova]] in time to save his home planet. Of course, Starfleet has no idea what he's talking about.

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* In the 2009 [[Film/StarTrek ''[[Film/StarTrek Star Trek]] Trek]]'' film, after being sucked back in time, Nero decides to get "revenge" on Starfleet for not averting a [[NegativeSpaceWedgie oddly powerful supernova]] in time to save his home planet. Of course, Starfleet has no idea what he's talking about.



* Inverted in Creator/RobertAHeinlein's "Literature/ByHisBootstraps". The main character is brought from the present to the far future and becomes the world's "diktor" (dictator). Apparently the people from the future have become too soft after encountering [[EldritchAbomination Eldritch abominations]].

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* Inverted in Creator/RobertAHeinlein's "Literature/ByHisBootstraps". The main character is brought from the present to the far future and becomes the world's "diktor" (dictator). Apparently the people from the future have become too soft after encountering [[EldritchAbomination Eldritch abominations]].{{Eldritch Abomination}}s.



* According to the ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' book "Lords of Madness," the mindflayer empire was crumbling at about the same time that the universe was ending. So in one last attempt to save themselves, they traveled billions of years into the past, where the games we play take place. And since they conquered the universe once, they'll probably be able to do it again. They even use their time to study "lesser" civilizations, in an effort to improve their own.
** In addition, it is implied that mind flayers are an evolved form of ''humanity''.
** The invasion hit a bit of a snag when most of their advanced technology and magic was lost. After initial successes, what gains they did make were shattered by the Gith slave rebellion, and they were reduced to Vestigial Evil Empire #7439.

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* According to the ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' book "Lords supplement ''Lords of Madness," Madness'', the mindflayer [[{{Cthulhumanoid}} Illithids]] (or [[BrainFood Mind Flayers]]) hail from the terrifyingly distant future, when the last suns were burning out and their empire was crumbling at about the same time falling to a slave uprising. They escaped this by creating a psionic maelstrom that hurled the universe was ending. So in one last attempt to save themselves, they traveled billions of years surviving Mind Flayers eons into the past, where just a few centuries before the games we play take place. And since they conquered current ''D&D'' setting. The plan was to get a head start on conquering the universe once, they'll probably be able to do it again. They even use their time to and study the "lesser" civilizations, in an effort civilizations to improve avoid falling prey to the problems that ended their own.
** In addition, it is implied that mind flayers are an evolved form of ''humanity''.
** The invasion hit a bit of a snag
first empire, though this was derailed somewhat when most of their new Gith slaves revolted and destroyed much of the Mind Flayers' advanced technology and magic was lost. After initial successes, what gains magic. The Mind Flayers are still supremely confident that they'll win in the end - after all, they did make were shattered by the Gith slave rebellion, it before, and they were reduced it helps that they're implied to Vestigial Evil Empire #7439.be distantly descended from humanity.



* VideoGame/ChronoCross: After the events of ''Videogame/ChronoTrigger'', [[spoiler: Dalton, who's already pretty ticked off after Magus stole the queen's favor, and after Crono thwarted his takeover of Surviving Village in Antiquity, lands in the Dimensional Vortex, and he somehow gets into the present, and raises an army in Porre and conquers the entire kingdom of Guardia. Which, by the way, lasted for about 1000 years and is inhabited by player characters Crono, Marle, and Lucca (and the former two are possibly killed, but this is debated)]]

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* VideoGame/ChronoCross: After ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'':
** Played straight with
the events player's party when they travel back to the Middle Ages, or even Prehistory, to try to avert a BadFuture in which an interplanetary parasite destroys the world. So you have a gun-slinging inventor and her RobotBuddy from even further in the future turning the tide of ''Videogame/ChronoTrigger'', [[spoiler: Dalton, who's already pretty ticked off a Medieval conflict, and teenagers wielding magic during time periods when only nonhumans enemies were thought to be capable of it.
** Inverted in the case of [[spoiler:Magus, who turns out to be from the ancient, [[{{Magitek}} magically- and technologically-advanced]] Kingdom of Zeal. An encounter with [[EldritchAbomination Lavos]] during the destruction of Zeal sent him thousands of years into his future, into the Middle Ages, where he used his sorcerous might to become leader of the Fiends while they waged war on humanity. That said, Magus is less interested in conquest and more focused on summoning Lavos so he can have his revenge.]]
** The DS UpdatedRerelease adds [[spoiler:Dalton, a fellow Zeal refugee, who
after Magus stole being defeated by the queen's favor, and after Crono thwarted his takeover of Surviving Village player party wound up in Antiquity, lands in the game's present time via the Dimensional Vortex, and Vortex. After being defeated again he somehow gets into the present, and raises swears to raise an army in and have his revenge on the heroes.]] It sounds like an empty threat, but those who played ''VideoGame/ChronoCross'' now have their answer for how Porre and conquers turned from a mellow little village into a technologically-advanced empire that conquered Guardia, the entire home kingdom of Guardia. Which, by ''Chrono Trigger'''s three main heroes.
* ''VideoGame/ChronoCross'' adds another and a subversion in
the way, lasted for about 1000 game's backstory. [[spoiler: A time experiment in the year 2300 sent the research facility of Chronopolis tens of thousands of years into the past, while also summoning an equally-advanced civilization of evolved [[LizardFolk Reptites]] from an alternate timeline where Lavos never wiped them out. These Dragonians wanted to eradiate humanity and is inhabited by player characters Crono, Marle, conquer the world for their own nature-friendly civilization, but Chronopolis was able to defeat and Lucca (and subdue them, then laid low for millennia, carefully working from the former two are possibly killed, but this is debated)]]shadows to prevent any {{Temporal Paradox}}es that might threaten its future existence.]]



* In the old ''{{WesternAnimation/Superfriends}}'' cartoon, the LegionOfDoom subvert this by attempting to conquer the future... Conqueror(s) from the Past? Bwah-ha-ha!!!
** The episode is actually called "Conquerors of the Future"

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* In the old ''{{WesternAnimation/Superfriends}}'' cartoon, the LegionOfDoom subvert this by attempting to conquer the future... Conqueror(s) from in the Past? Bwah-ha-ha!!!
** The
episode is actually called [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin "Conquerors of the Future"Future."]]



* Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' when Nelson appears as a futuristic gun-toting cyborg in the kids' Cowboys and Indians game.
-->Bart: That's no fair, Nelson. They didn't have the Kill-matic 3000 back then.
-->Nelson: Hey! Records from that era are spotty at best.

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* Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' when Nelson appears as a futuristic gun-toting cyborg in the kids' Cowboys and Indians CowboysAndIndians game.
-->Bart: -->'''Bart:''' That's no fair, Nelson. Nelson! They didn't have the Kill-matic 3000 back then.
-->Nelson: Hey! Records
then!\\
'''Nelson:''' Hey, records
from that era are spotty at best.best!



-->"''Ooh,'' a mini-lantern. ''Spooky.''"

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-->"''Ooh,'' -->'''Caesar:''' Ooh, a mini-lantern. ''Spooky.''" ''[[SarcasmMode Spooky.]]''
23rd Oct '16 5:49:09 PM ultimomant
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* In ''Manga/SailorMoon'', the Black Moon Clan traveled from a 1000 years in the future to conquer the present. And try to capture the present version of the Silver Crystal, as no one knows where the future version is.
20th Sep '16 5:09:02 AM DannWoolf
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* Cell from ''Manga/DragonBall''. In his timeline, he killed [[KidFromTheFuture Trunks]] and travelled to the Android Wars era, the same era where [[TerminatorTwosome Trunks came from an another timeline]]. Although Cell's goal isn't to take over, it's to absorb the androids, who were deactivated in his timeline.

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* Cell from ''Manga/DragonBall''. In his timeline, he killed [[KidFromTheFuture Trunks]] and travelled to the Android Wars era, the same era where [[TerminatorTwosome Trunks came ''Manga/DragonBall'' is a variant of this. He comes from an another timeline]]. Although Cell's alternate future (by killing his timeline's version of Trunks and stealing his time machine), though his initial goal isn't to take over, it's over; he wants to absorb the androids, who Android 17 and 18 (who were deactivated in his timeline.timeline) to achieve his perfect form. Once he becomes perfect, however, he plans to terrorize the world, and then the universe.



** Lesser known but equally badass are JSA antagonists Extant(a two-bit hero turned into a deranged incarnation of Chaos) and Per Degaton(a time-travelling Nazi).

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** Lesser known but equally badass are JSA antagonists Extant(a Extant ) (a two-bit hero turned into a deranged incarnation of Chaos) and Per Degaton(a time-travelling Nazi).
26th Aug '16 7:50:16 AM MacedonianKing
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* Inverted in Creator/RobertAHeinlein's "Literature/ByHisBootstraps". The main character is brought from the present to the far future and becomes the world's "diktor" (dictator). Apparently the people from the future have become too soft after encountering EldritchAbominations.

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* Inverted in Creator/RobertAHeinlein's "Literature/ByHisBootstraps". The main character is brought from the present to the far future and becomes the world's "diktor" (dictator). Apparently the people from the future have become too soft after encountering EldritchAbominations.[[EldritchAbomination Eldritch abominations]].
26th Aug '16 7:49:03 AM MacedonianKing
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* Inverted in Creator/RobertAHeinlein's "Literature/ByHisBootstraps". The main character is brought from the present to the far future and becomes the world's "dictor" (dictator). Apparently the people from the future have become too soft or something.

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* Inverted in Creator/RobertAHeinlein's "Literature/ByHisBootstraps". The main character is brought from the present to the far future and becomes the world's "dictor" "diktor" (dictator). Apparently the people from the future have become too soft or something.after encountering EldritchAbominations.
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