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12th Sep '15 8:30:23 PM eroock
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* In ''Film/{{Frequency}}'', the effects of the temporally-displaced conversation between father and son don't take place all at once, usually seen as time waves or a sentence written in the past appearing in the present letter-by-letter. This is quite inconstant -- the speed of some actions in the past seems synced to the speed of the effects appearing in the present while others can take only a fraction of a second in the past but the effect in the present takes much longer.

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* In ''Film/{{Frequency}}'', the effects of the temporally-displaced conversation between father and son don't take place all at once, usually seen as time waves or a sentence written in the past appearing in the present letter-by-letter. This once. Although it is quite inconstant -- the speed of some actions in the past seems synced to the speed of the effects appearing in the present while others can take only a fraction of a second in the past but the effect in the present takes much longer.longer. Notable examples:
** A sentence written in the past appearing in the present letter-by-letter.
** In one scene, the bad guy gets his hand blown off with a shotgun, meanwhile his 30 years in the future counterpart is shocked to see that same hand wither away into a nub while strangling his original opponent's son.
** Later the father, who originally [[spoiler: died 30 years ago appears out of nowhere to finish off the bad guy]].
10th Sep '15 2:01:06 PM eroock
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** Marty has a week to get his parents together before he will be erased from existence. Over the course of that week, a photograph he carries shows him and his siblings slowly fading away. On the DVD, the filmmakers admitted that this makes very little sense. To complicate matters even further, when he (mostly) restores the timeline, the photo changes back instantly.

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** Marty has a week to get his parents together before he will be erased from existence. Over the course of that week, a [[RippleEffectIndicator photograph he carries shows him and his siblings slowly fading away.away]]. On the DVD, the filmmakers admitted that this makes very little sense. To complicate matters even further, when he (mostly) restores the timeline, the photo changes back instantly.
10th Sep '15 1:59:28 PM eroock
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This doesn't make intuitive sense, but then again, time travel generally doesn't. It is fairly common, though, for changes to [[TravelingAtTheSpeedOfPlot Travel At The Speed Of Plot]]--for example, some "bad" change that sets up a crisis to take days or hours to hit the heroes, while the "good" change that resolves it propagates instantly. Sometimes, the ripple is portrayed as propagating through time. For example, the wave hits a certain time. [[TimeyWimeyBall Ten minutes later]], the wave hits ten years in the past.[[note]][[DontExplainTheJoke One would expect the wave to hit ten minutes in the future, ten minutes later. It would already have hit ten years in the past, ten years ago.]][[/note]]

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This doesn't make intuitive sense, but then again, time travel generally doesn't. It is fairly common, though, for changes to [[TravelingAtTheSpeedOfPlot Travel At The at the Speed Of of Plot]]--for example, some "bad" change that sets up a crisis to take days or hours to hit the heroes, while the "good" change that resolves it propagates instantly. Sometimes, the ripple is portrayed as propagating through time. For example, the wave hits a certain time. [[TimeyWimeyBall Ten minutes later]], the wave hits ten years in the past.[[note]][[DontExplainTheJoke One would expect the wave to hit ten minutes in the future, ten minutes later. It would already have hit ten years in the past, ten years ago.]][[/note]]
15th Jul '15 1:47:46 PM Anddrix
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* ''Film/HotTubTimeMachine'': Obviously as an homage to ''Film/BackToTheFuture'', Jacob's character starts to flicker and disappear as his parents' mating session is interrupted.

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* ''Film/HotTubTimeMachine'': Obviously In ''Film/HotTubTimeMachine'', obviously as an homage to ''Film/BackToTheFuture'', Jacob's character Jacob starts to flicker and disappear as his parents' mating session is interrupted.
10th Jun '15 9:00:56 AM erforce
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The TropeNamer is from the ''Film/BackToTheFuture'' [[http://bttf.wikia.com/wiki/Ripple_effect films.]]

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The TropeNamer is from the ''Film/BackToTheFuture'' ''Franchise/BackToTheFuture'' [[http://bttf.wikia.com/wiki/Ripple_effect films.]]



** The ''Film/BackToTheFuture'' edition of ''Chorononauts'', has a Ripplepoint early on that is changed by ''[[BeyondTheImpossible future events]]''.

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** The ''Film/BackToTheFuture'' ''Franchise/BackToTheFuture'' edition of ''Chorononauts'', has a Ripplepoint early on that is changed by ''[[BeyondTheImpossible future events]]''.
5th Apr '15 4:46:21 PM WillKeaton
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The TropeNamer is from the ''Film/BackToTheFuture'' [[http://bttf.wikia.com/wiki/Ripple_effect films]].

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The TropeNamer is from the ''Film/BackToTheFuture'' [[http://bttf.wikia.com/wiki/Ripple_effect films]].
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5th Apr '15 11:17:49 AM VicGeorge2011
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* In ''ComicBook/TheLastDaysOfTheJusticeSociety'', the destruction of the universe in 1945 due to Hitler linking the fate of the Norse gods' Ragnarok to that of the universe also takes time for it to have the full effect on future history, as just after Dr. Fate shows the ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica what the Spectre witnessed had happened in 1945, the same "rip in the sky" effect also appears in the present time (1985).

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* In ''ComicBook/TheLastDaysOfTheJusticeSociety'', ''ComicBook/LastDaysOfTheJusticeSociety'', the destruction of the universe in 1945 due to Hitler linking the fate of the Norse gods' Ragnarok to that of the universe also takes time for it to have the full effect on future history, as just after Dr. Fate shows the ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica what the Spectre witnessed had happened in 1945, the same "rip in the sky" effect also appears in the present time (1985).
5th Apr '15 8:32:11 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/BackToTheFuture''
** In the first film, Marty has a week to get his parents together before he will be erased from existence. Over the course of that week, a photograph he carries shows him and his siblings slowly fading away. On the DVD, the filmmakers admitted that this makes very little sense. To complicate matters even further, when he (mostly) restores the timeline, the photo changes back instantly.
** In Part II, Old Biff brought the sports almanac back to his younger self, setting him up to make a fortune, before returning the Delorean to his 2015 present. As he is getting out, he is starting to fade since his past self (in the new time-line) ceased to exist. Old Biff doesn't fade out entirely until Marty and Doc Brown time-jump since it is conceivable that had they found the top of Biff's cane before leaving 2015, they could have prevented the alternate 1985, but once they left, there was no more chance of changing the past back.
** Also, the interior of the Delorean seems to have a sort of time capsule effect. Nothing left in it is changed from the surrounding time ripples.

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* ''Film/BackToTheFuture''
''Film/BackToTheFuture'':
** In the first film, Marty has a week to get his parents together before he will be erased from existence. Over the course of that week, a photograph he carries shows him and his siblings slowly fading away. On the DVD, the filmmakers admitted that this makes very little sense. To complicate matters even further, when he (mostly) restores the timeline, the photo changes back instantly.
** In Part II, The interior of the Delorean seems to have a sort of time capsule effect. Nothing left in it is changed from the surrounding time ripples.
* ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartII'':
Old Biff brought the sports almanac back to his younger self, setting him up to make a fortune, before returning the Delorean to his 2015 present. As he is getting out, he is starting to fade since his past self (in the new time-line) ceased to exist. Old Biff doesn't fade out entirely until Marty and Doc Brown time-jump since it is conceivable that had they found the top of Biff's cane before leaving 2015, they could have prevented the alternate 1985, but once they left, there was no more chance of changing the past back.
** Also, the interior of the Delorean seems to have a sort of time capsule effect. Nothing left in it is changed from the surrounding time ripples.
back.
5th Apr '15 8:31:02 AM Morgenthaler
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'''Doc:''' [[LampshadeHanging Beats the shit out of me.]]

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'''Doc:''' [[LampshadeHanging Beats the shit out of me.]]
29th Mar '15 12:32:27 PM VicGeorge2011
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* In ''[[ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica The Last Days Of The Justice Society]]'', the destruction of the universe in 1945 due to Hitler linking the fate of the Norse gods' Ragnarok to that of the universe also takes time for it to have the full effect on future history, as just after Dr. Fate shows the Justice Society what the Spectre witnessed had happened in 1945, the same "rip in the sky" effect also appears in the present time (1985).

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* In ''[[ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica The Last Days Of The Justice Society]]'', ''ComicBook/TheLastDaysOfTheJusticeSociety'', the destruction of the universe in 1945 due to Hitler linking the fate of the Norse gods' Ragnarok to that of the universe also takes time for it to have the full effect on future history, as just after Dr. Fate shows the Justice Society ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica what the Spectre witnessed had happened in 1945, the same "rip in the sky" effect also appears in the present time (1985).
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