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22nd Feb '17 3:21:58 PM DaibhidC
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* In ''Comicbook/HouseOfM'', Peter Parker, whose life is perfect, goes mad from the nagging feeling he doesn't deserve it, and obsessively writes an imaginary journal where everyone hates Spider-Man, Uncle Ben and Gwen Stacy are dead, and it's ''all his fault''. Setting the self-loathing aside, he appears to be tapping into his "real" history somehow.

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* In ''Comicbook/HouseOfM'', ''Comicbook/HouseOfM: Comicbook/SpiderMan'', Peter Parker, whose life is perfect, goes mad from the nagging feeling he doesn't deserve it, and obsessively writes an imaginary journal where everyone hates Spider-Man, Uncle Ben and Gwen Stacy are dead, and it's ''all his fault''. Setting the self-loathing aside, he appears to be tapping into his "real" history somehow.
22nd Feb '17 3:21:26 PM DaibhidC
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* In ''Comicbook/HouseOfM'', Peter Parker, whose life is perfect, goes mad from the nagging feeling he doesn't deserve it, and obsessively writes an imaginary journal where everyone hates Spider-Man, Uncle Ben and Gwen Stacy are dead, and it's ''all his fault''. Setting the self-loathing aside, he appears to be tapping into his "real" history somehow.
25th Dec '16 1:22:39 PM Xtifr
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Contrast with AllohistoricalAllusion, where the reference to another universe (usually our own) is more of an in-joke by the writers than anything significant.
8th Dec '16 12:04:26 PM Slothgirl
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* In the ''Film/StarTrek'' fanfic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9795158/1/Written-in-the-Stars Written in the Stars]]'', Fem!Kirk is shown flash backs of her counterpart's past, showing said counterpart's relationship with Spock. Halfway through the story both counterparts experience a FlashSideways, showing what's happening in the Alternate Reality of the Mirror Universe.

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* In the ''Film/StarTrek'' fanfic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9795158/1/Written-in-the-Stars Written in the Stars]]'', ''Fanfic/WrittenInTheStars'', Fem!Kirk is shown flash backs of her counterpart's past, showing said counterpart's relationship with Spock. Halfway through the story both counterparts experience a FlashSideways, showing what's happening in the Alternate Reality of the Mirror Universe.
4th Nov '16 4:26:41 PM henke37
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* ''Film/MrNobody'' has multiple alternative timelines happening at the same time.
4th Nov '16 8:07:52 AM TheLyniezian
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* One of WebOriginal/JennyEverywhere's abilities is to share thoughts and memories with her alternate selves in other universes.

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21st Oct '16 10:24:11 AM Morgenthaler
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Just like a Flashback or FlashForward, a Flash Sideways can be in a narrow or wide definition. The narrow definition is when a character has one of these three because of a resurfacing memory, some kind of supernatural connection or whatever. The wide definition is when a show or movie itself has one of the three. In the wide definition, they don't have to be [[JustifiedTrope justified]] on the contrary, the entire point can be to give the viewers information that the characters don't have access to. Flashbacks and flashsideways have the same name both in the wide and in the narrow definition. Flash-forwards are so called in the wide definition only. In the narrow definition they are known as [[Film/MinorityReport precogs]] or {{Seers}}.

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Just like a Flashback or FlashForward, a Flash Sideways can be in a narrow or wide definition. The narrow definition is when a character has one of these three because of a resurfacing memory, some kind of supernatural connection or whatever. The wide definition is when a show or movie itself has one of the three. In the wide definition, they don't have to be [[JustifiedTrope justified]] -- on the contrary, the entire point can be to give the viewers information that the characters don't have access to. Flashbacks and flashsideways have the same name both in the wide and in the narrow definition. Flash-forwards are so called in the wide definition only. In the narrow definition they are known as [[Film/MinorityReport precogs]] or {{Seers}}.



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* In the ''Film/StarTrek'' fanfic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9795158/1/Written-in-the-Stars Written in the Stars]]'', Fem!Kirk is shown flash backs of her counterpart's past, showing said counterpart's relationship with Spock. Halfway through the story both counterparts experience a FlashSideways, showing what's happening in the Alternate Reality of the Mirror Universe.

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* In the ''Film/StarTrek'' fanfic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9795158/1/Written-in-the-Stars Written in the Stars]]'', Fem!Kirk is shown flash backs of her counterpart's past, showing said counterpart's relationship with Spock. Halfway through the story both counterparts experience a FlashSideways, showing what's happening in the Alternate Reality of the Mirror Universe.



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* In the sixth season of ''Series/{{Lost}}'', the characters' [[AlternateSelf Alternate Selves]] in the AlternateTimeline gradually start remembering the lives of their counterparts in the timeline of the first five seasons. [[WordOfGod Team Darlton]] [[TropeNamer coined the trope's name]], although they used it in the wide definition, to describe the idea of intercutting events in different universes (à la [[FlashForward flash-forwards]] and [[FlashBack flashbacks]]). [[spoiler:It turns out that it was a big subversion, though: The alternate timeline was, in fact, [[FlashForward just the afterlife.]] Though it's debatable whether the alternate timeline being the afterlife and a parallel world are mutually exclusive.]]

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* In the sixth season of ''Series/{{Lost}}'', the characters' [[AlternateSelf Alternate Selves]] in the AlternateTimeline gradually start remembering the lives of their counterparts in the timeline of the first five seasons. [[WordOfGod Team Darlton]] [[TropeNamer coined the trope's name]], although they used it in the wide definition, to describe the idea of intercutting events in different universes (à la [[FlashForward flash-forwards]] and [[FlashBack flashbacks]]). [[spoiler:It turns out that it was a big subversion, though: The alternate timeline was, in fact, [[FlashForward just the afterlife.]] Though it's debatable whether the alternate timeline being the afterlife and a parallel world are mutually exclusive.]]



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21st Oct '16 10:13:43 AM Morgenthaler
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* Murakoks from ''Literature/LabyrinthsOfEcho'' live like this -- sometimes the contact with alternate selves intensifying to HiveMind level. The drawback is that actual travel between the worlds is not an option, since moving from one's correct place in the network means immediate insanity. They also [[BlueAndOrangeMorality tend to see things in the different light from most humans]]: Koba from World of the Rod is a Beggars' Foreman who refused to join Secret Investigations in order to keep some sort of balance between his selves, [[BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy Koba from World of the Spider]]... you know ''[[JosefStalin whose]]'' pseudonym it is, right?

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* Murakoks from ''Literature/LabyrinthsOfEcho'' live like this -- sometimes the contact with alternate selves intensifying to HiveMind level. The drawback is that actual travel between the worlds is not an option, since moving from one's correct place in the network means immediate insanity. They also [[BlueAndOrangeMorality tend to see things in the different light from most humans]]: Koba from World of the Rod is a Beggars' Foreman who refused to join Secret Investigations in order to keep some sort of balance between his selves, [[BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy Koba from World of the Spider]]... you know ''[[JosefStalin ''[[UsefulNotes/JosefStalin whose]]'' pseudonym it is, right?
21st Aug '16 10:23:46 AM nombretomado
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* In ''TheDreamer'' Beatrice tends to get these a lot, especially in the 21st century timeline.

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* In ''TheDreamer'' ''Webcomic/TheDreamer'' Beatrice tends to get these a lot, especially in the 21st century timeline.
16th Feb '16 12:57:59 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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* Another ''AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho'' episode, "[[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWho050Zagreus Zagreus]] ", has the Eighth Doctor, under the influence of an EldritchAbomination, perceiving adventures by his analogue in an alternate timeline, heavily implied to be the ''Literature/EighthDoctorAdventures''. He is quite shaken by the experience.

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* Another ''AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho'' episode, "[[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWho050Zagreus Zagreus]] ", Zagreus]]", has the Eighth Doctor, under due to the influence of an EldritchAbomination, mentally perceiving adventures by his analogue in an alternate timeline, heavily implied to be the ''Literature/EighthDoctorAdventures''. He is quite shaken by the experience.
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