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24th Mar '17 1:44:24 AM Tsar673
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* In the ''Franchise/((Arrowverse}}'', after a change has been made to history, it takes time for the change to be 'cemented', as is seen frequently on ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow''. On ''Series/TheFlash'' it works a little differently - in the Season 3 premiere, when Barry creates an AlternateTimeline [[spoiler: he initially has RippleEffectProofMemory, but his memory starts to get affected by the DelayedRippleEffect when he uses his super-speed.]]

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* In the ''Franchise/((Arrowverse}}'', after a change has been made to history, it takes time for the change to be 'cemented', as is seen frequently on ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow''. On ''Series/TheFlash'' it works a little differently - in the Season 3 premiere, when Barry creates an AlternateTimeline [[spoiler: he initially has RippleEffectProofMemory, but his memory starts to get affected by the DelayedRippleEffect when he uses his super-speed.]]


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* In the ''Franchise/ArrowVerse'', after a change has been made to history, it takes time for the change to be 'cemented', as is seen frequently on ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow''. On ''Series/TheFlash'' it works a little differently - in the Season 3 premiere, when Barry creates an AlternateTimeline [[spoiler: he initially has RippleEffectProofMemory, but his memory starts to get affected by the DelayedRippleEffect when he uses his super-speed.]]
24th Mar '17 1:43:28 AM Tsar673
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* In the ''Franchise/((Arrowverse}}'', after a change has been made to history, it takes time for the change to be 'cemented', as is seen frequently on ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow''. On ''Series/TheFlash'' it works a little differently - in the Season 3 premiere, when Barry creates an AlternateTimeline [[spoiler: he initially has RippleEffectProofMemory, but his memory starts to get affected by the DelayedRippleEffect when he uses his super-speed.]]
12th Mar '17 8:28:09 PM AthenaBlue
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* The PBS game show version of ''Series/WhereInTimeIsCarmenSandiego'' is based around this trope.

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* The PBS game show version of ''Series/WhereInTimeIsCarmenSandiego'' is based around ''Series/DoctorWho'': In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E13TheBigBang "The Big Bang"]], the entire universe has been destroyed retroactively, except for the Earth, which persists at least another 2,000 years. Later on, specific characters start disappearing whenever it's convenient to the story. It's a JustifiedTrope in this trope.case, since [[spoiler:the TARDIS was actively protecting the Earth, even as it was blowing up and destroying the universe.]]
* An episode of ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' is particularly odd. John's past self is dying...and he turns ghostly and translucent...so he goes to his mother, who does things like Tarot and believes in the mystic, and pretends to be himself, dying, and asks for her to get help. The "particularly" comes into play in that John almost ''did'' die in such an incident at that age, so why would said occurrence cause him to fade? (They end up creating a StableTimeLoop.)
* ''Series/RedDwarf'' was a big fan of this trope. Usually when changes were made in the past, it took time for the timeline to rearrange itself. e.g. White Hole, Timeslides, The Inquisitor.



* An episode of ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' is particularly odd. John's past self is dying...and he turns ghostly and translucent...so he goes to his mother, who does things like Tarot and believes in the mystic, and pretends to be himself, dying, and asks for her to get help. The "particularly" comes into play in that John almost ''did'' die in such an incident at that age, so why would said occurrence cause him to fade? (They end up creating a StableTimeLoop.)
* ''Series/RedDwarf'' was a big fan of this trope. Usually when changes were made in the past, it took time for the timeline to rearrange itself. e.g. White Hole, Timeslides, The Inquisitor
* In ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E13TheBigBang "The Big Bang"]], the entire universe has been destroyed retroactively, except for the Earth, which persists at least another 2,000 years. Later on, specific characters start disappearing whenever it's convenient to the story. It's a JustifiedTrope in this case, since [[spoiler:the Tardis was actively protecting the earth, even as it was blowing up and destroying the universe.]]

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* An episode of ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' is particularly odd. John's past self is dying...and he turns ghostly and translucent...so he goes to his mother, who does things like Tarot and believes in the mystic, and pretends to be himself, dying, and asks for her to get help. The "particularly" comes into play in that John almost ''did'' die in such an incident at that age, so why would said occurrence cause him to fade? (They end up creating a StableTimeLoop.)
* ''Series/RedDwarf'' was a big fan
PBS game show version of ''Series/WhereInTimeIsCarmenSandiego'' is based around this trope. Usually when changes were made in the past, it took time for the timeline to rearrange itself. e.g. White Hole, Timeslides, The Inquisitor
* In ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E13TheBigBang "The Big Bang"]], the entire universe has been destroyed retroactively, except for the Earth, which persists at least another 2,000 years. Later on, specific characters start disappearing whenever it's convenient to the story. It's a JustifiedTrope in this case, since [[spoiler:the Tardis was actively protecting the earth, even as it was blowing up and destroying the universe.]]
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* Discussed in ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'': Grace expresses confusion about how in ''Film/BackToTheFuture'' Marty is affected by the Delayed Ripple Effect and while at the same time possessing RippleEffectProofMemory. Justin tells her that the sequels don't make sense of this inconsistency and further that time travel is [[TimeyWimeyBall not allowed to make sense]].



* Discussed in ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'': Grace expresses confusion about how in ''Film/BackToTheFuture'' Marty is affected by the Delayed Ripple Effect and while at the same time possessing RippleEffectProofMemory. Justin tells her that the sequels don't make sense of this inconsistency and further that time travel is [[TimeyWimeyBall not allowed to make sense]].



* In the ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' episode "Hereafter", Vandal Savage, upon sending Superman back in time to foil an evil scheme of his, has to wait a few minutes to see the changes but gets to see the altered timeline has saved humanity in his present as he fades out and they fade in (briefly overlapping before he disappears)



* In the ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' episode "Hereafter", Vandal Savage, upon sending Superman back in time to foil an evil scheme of his, has to wait a few minutes to see the changes but gets to see the altered timeline has saved humanity in his present as he fades out and they fade in (briefly overlapping before he disappears)
11th Sep '16 9:06:16 PM PaulA
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* A variation of this occurs in ''[[Literature/{{Discworld}} Mort]]'', with the universe attempting to right itself with a continuously-shrinking dome converging on the princess that was supposed to die. Outside of the dome was the reality in which she had died. Inside she was still alive, though people tended to forget this until she started shouting at them.

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* A variation of this occurs in ''[[Literature/{{Discworld}} Mort]]'', ''Discworld/{{Mort}}'', with the universe attempting to right itself with a continuously-shrinking dome converging on the princess that was supposed to die. Outside of the dome was the reality in which she had died. Inside she was still alive, though people tended to forget this until she started shouting at them.
11th Sep '16 9:04:47 PM PaulA
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* Averted in OrsonScottCard's ''PastwatchTheRedemptionOfChristopherColumbus'', in which temporal changes are revealed to be made the instant something (or someone) travels to the past. While, at first, they aren't sure if this will result in the creation of multiple realities, mathematicians eventually prove that, once the time travelers make their trip, their own timeline will cease to exist. That is the reason why [[spoiler:the original "interventionists" sent a holo-recording instead of a streaming message; they'd only be able to get a single syllable out, if that, before the transmission would be cut off by the transmitter no longer existing. They were smart enough to cause the holo-projector to thoroughly self-destruct after delivering the message]].

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* Averted in OrsonScottCard's ''PastwatchTheRedemptionOfChristopherColumbus'', Creator/OrsonScottCard's ''Literature/PastwatchTheRedemptionOfChristopherColumbus'', in which temporal changes are revealed to be made the instant something (or someone) travels to the past. While, at first, they aren't sure if this will result in the creation of multiple realities, mathematicians eventually prove that, once the time travelers make their trip, their own timeline will cease to exist. That is the reason why [[spoiler:the original "interventionists" sent a holo-recording instead of a streaming message; they'd only be able to get a single syllable out, if that, before the transmission would be cut off by the transmitter no longer existing. They were smart enough to cause the holo-projector to thoroughly self-destruct after delivering the message]].
29th Jun '16 6:39:39 PM Doug86
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* In the second book in the ''Feline Wizards'' spin-off of the ''YoungWizards'' series, a book on modern-day engineering gets sent back in time to [[VictorianLondon Victorian England]], causing drastic changes in the past which haven't yet caught up to the protagonists in the present.

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* In the second book in the ''Feline Wizards'' spin-off of the ''YoungWizards'' ''Literature/YoungWizards'' series, a book on modern-day engineering gets sent back in time to [[VictorianLondon Victorian England]], causing drastic changes in the past which haven't yet caught up to the protagonists in the present.
29th Jun '16 6:13:57 AM VicGeorge2011
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* In ''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). Since the event also happens after ''ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths'', the Golden Age versions of Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman still appear in the past, as changes in the ComicBook/PostCrisis timeline have not yet taken effect.

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* In ''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). Since the event also happens after ''ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths'', the Golden Age versions of Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman still appear in the past, as changes in the ComicBook/PostCrisis timeline have not yet taken effect.effect and wouldn't take effect until ''ComicBook/AllStarSquadron'' issue 60.
29th Jun '16 6:10:59 AM VicGeorge2011
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* In ''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).

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* In ''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). Since the event also happens after ''ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths'', the Golden Age versions of Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman still appear in the past, as changes in the ComicBook/PostCrisis timeline have not yet taken effect.
27th May '16 3:14:34 PM Antigone3
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* In the original ''Timemaster'' game, temporal changes were immediate, but the ''Timetricks'' supplement added delayed changes (described as a wave of events moving forward through time).

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* In the original ''Timemaster'' ''TabletopGame/{{Timemaster}}'' game, temporal changes were immediate, but the ''Timetricks'' supplement added delayed changes (described as a wave of events moving forward through time).
14th May '16 3:13:16 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/ThrillSeekers'': HandWaved in that the time agency is said to possess AppliedPhlebotinum that allows for some degree of shielding to changes in the timeline, which is how they can go back and stop the hero from altering the future in the first place.
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