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20th Feb '17 1:25:04 PM sheika
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* [[PlotTriggeringDeath For want of Raye Penber]], ''Manga/DeathNote'' lasted much shorter than it could.
20th Feb '17 1:16:30 PM sheika
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A SubTrope of WhatIf, and often a SubTrope of MakeWrongWhatOnceWentRight. A SuperTrope of CloseEnoughTimeline. If the originals meet their alternates, may result in OtherMeAnnoysMe or FutureMeScaresMe. The ItsAWonderfulPlot trope is a SubTrope of this itself. Often overlaps with InSpiteOfANail, because many stories wouldn't be that interesting if ''everything'' was different. Compare ItBeganWithATwistOfFate.

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A SubTrope of WhatIf, and often a SubTrope of MakeWrongWhatOnceWentRight. A SuperTrope of CloseEnoughTimeline. If the originals meet their alternates, may result in OtherMeAnnoysMe or FutureMeScaresMe. The ItsAWonderfulPlot trope is a SubTrope of this itself. Often overlaps with InSpiteOfANail, because many stories wouldn't be that interesting if ''everything'' was different. Compare ItBeganWithATwistOfFate.
ItBeganWithATwistOfFate and ContrivedCoincidence.
30th Jan '17 2:44:41 AM StFan
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* A Staples Business Depot TV commercial from the 90s, directly references the trope with a different scenario.

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* A Staples Business Depot TV commercial from the 90s, '90s, directly references the trope with a different scenario.



* In ''Manga/DragonBallZ'', the main timeline ends up being VERY different than the one Trunks comes from. For example, Androids #17 and #18 are much more powerful in the main timeline but not really all that evil (they do initially intend to kill Goku out of boredom but don't really go out of their way to hurt anyone else) whereas in the future timeline, since Goku was already dead, they were made explicitly for world domination but were far less powerful to account for a Super Saiayn. Android #19 didn't exist in the Trunks' timeline nor did Android #20 (Dr. Gero had never turned himself into an Android). Goku also got sick MUCH later than he did in Trunks' timeline.
** The difference in strength between the main and alternate timeline versions of #17 & #18 was explained differently in the manga. In the ‘Trunks: The Story’ chapter when Gohan was fighting #17 & #18, immediately before #17 kills Gohan, #17 tells him that he’d been using no more than half of his power. After a short timeskip we see Bulma & Trunks debating the need for a time machine. Trunks thinks he’s already gotten strong enough to defeat 17 & 18, while Bulma thinks he’s too naïve since he was only at about Gohan’s level and Gohan was still killed. After this we see Trunks leave to fight them and the next panel we see they’ve put him in the hospital. There is no actual proof that the full magnitude of 17’s power (and possibly also 18’s) was revealed to Trunks before he went back in time. Assuming that Trunks was unaware of 17 & 18’s full power in his timeline, it would explain his surprise at their power in the main timeline. This would also indicate that the androids from the main timeline were actually just as strong as those in the alternate timelines and that Trunks was simply unaware of that fact.
** However, one thing remains consistent in both timelines: Goku dies.

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* In ''Manga/DragonBallZ'', the main timeline ends up being VERY different than the one Trunks comes from. For example, Androids #17 and #18 are much more powerful in the main timeline but not really all that evil (they do initially intend to kill Goku out of boredom but don't really go out of their way to hurt anyone else) whereas in the future timeline, since Goku was already dead, they were made explicitly for world domination but were far less powerful to account for a Super Saiayn. Android #19 didn't exist in the Trunks' timeline nor did Android #20 (Dr. Gero had never turned himself into an Android). Goku also got sick MUCH later than he did in Trunks' timeline.
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The difference in strength between the main and alternate timeline versions of #17 & #18 was explained differently in the manga. In the ‘Trunks: "Trunks: The Story’ Story" chapter when Gohan was fighting #17 & #18, immediately before #17 kills Gohan, #17 tells him that he’d he'd been using no more than half of his power. After a short timeskip we see Bulma & Trunks debating the need for a time machine. Trunks thinks he’s he's already gotten strong enough to defeat 17 & 18, while Bulma thinks he’s he's too naïve since he was only at about Gohan’s Gohan's level and Gohan was still killed. After this we see Trunks leave to fight them and the next panel we see they’ve they've put him in the hospital. There is no actual proof that the full magnitude of 17’s 17's power (and possibly also 18’s) 18's) was revealed to Trunks before he went back in time. Assuming that Trunks was unaware of 17 & 18’s 18's full power in his timeline, it would explain his surprise at their power in the main timeline. This would also indicate that the androids from the main timeline were actually just as strong as those in the alternate timelines and that Trunks was simply unaware of that fact.
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fact. However, one thing remains consistent in both timelines: Goku dies.



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* In {{Film/Spider-Man}} this idea is particularly strong. If Peter Parker had not had a crush on Mary Jane Watson for most of his life, he wouldn't have had to work up the nerve to talk to her at Columbia's science lab (sowing the seeds of later friendship and romance,) which also means he wouldn't have lingered long enough to be bitten by the GM spider. He wouldn't have had his conflict with Ben or the fight with Flash Thompson, he wouldn't have gone out for the wrestling show, he wouldn't have let the thief go, and Uncle Ben would not have been killed. Despite the upside of the Parker family not losing Ben, the seminal events of Spider-Man's origin would never have happened, leaving New York without its most iconic superhero. This potentially means that Norman Osborn would still have become the Green Goblin, but there would have been nobody capable of stopping him. (Not as important, but he also never would have gained the confidence he needed to confess his feelings to MJ as Peter or save her life and catch her eye as Spider-Man , and however dragged out, they wouldn't have gotten together.)

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* In {{Film/Spider-Man}} ''Film/SpiderMan1'' this idea is particularly strong. If Peter Parker had not had a crush on Mary Jane Watson for most of his life, he wouldn't have had to work up the nerve to talk to her at Columbia's science lab (sowing the seeds of later friendship and romance,) which also means he wouldn't have lingered long enough to be bitten by the GM spider. He wouldn't have had his conflict with Ben or the fight with Flash Thompson, he wouldn't have gone out for the wrestling show, he wouldn't have let the thief go, and Uncle Ben would not have been killed. Despite the upside of the Parker family not losing Ben, the seminal events of Spider-Man's origin would never have happened, leaving New York without its most iconic superhero. This potentially means that Norman Osborn would still have become the Green Goblin, but there would have been nobody capable of stopping him. (Not as important, but he also never would have gained the confidence he needed to confess his feelings to MJ as Peter or save her life and catch her eye as Spider-Man , and however dragged out, they wouldn't have gotten together.)



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* ''Roleplay/FateNuovoGuerra'' has at least two so far, being an AlternateUniverse story and all. More obviously, the destruction of [[VisualNovel/FateStayNight Fuyuki City]] caused the Einzberns to pack up and move operations to Lucca, where the next Holy Grail War takes place. Less obviously, the lack of a living Shirou results in [[spoiler:Luvia getting killed while fighting a Dead Apostle Ancestor by herself, as well as]] the very existence of the Edelfelt Sisters Lumi and Lempi.

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* ''Roleplay/FateNuovoGuerra'' has at least two so far, being an AlternateUniverse story In AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho ''The Mutant Phase'' the Doctor and all. More obviously, the destruction of [[VisualNovel/FateStayNight Fuyuki City]] caused the Einzberns to pack up and move operations to Lucca, where the next Holy Grail War takes place. Less obviously, the lack of Nyssa arriving draws a living Shirou results in [[spoiler:Luvia Dalek over. This Dalek getting killed while fighting a Dead Apostle Ancestor stung by herself, as well as]] a genetically-modified wasp nearly destroys the very existence of Universe. [[spoiler:It is revealed to be a StableTimeLoop caused by Daleks from an alternate timeline, whose attempt to draw the Edelfelt Sisters Lumi TARDIS into the future caused it to land and Lempi.create the alternate timeline, though the time loop was further made by the Dalek Emperor travelling back to prevent this]].



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* According to ''Podcast/PlumbingTheDeathStar'''s "Why is the Death Star Spherical?", putting a friendlier management on the Death Star and renaming it the "Love Sphere" would make the Stormtroopers more open about the Death Star's structural problems; this would allow the Empire to cover up the exhaust port, allowing them to destroy Alderaan, the Rebellion, and Luke while derailing the entire ''Franchise/StarWars'' saga.
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* In AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho ''The Mutant Phase'' the Doctor and Nyssa arriving draws a Dalek over. This Dalek getting stung by a genetically-modified wasp nearly destroys the Universe. [[spoiler:It is revealed to be a StableTimeLoop caused by Daleks from an alternate timeline, whose attempt to draw the TARDIS into the future caused it to land and create the alternate timeline, though the time loop was further made by the Dalek Emperor travelling back to prevent this]].
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* VisualNovel/SteinsGate features a device that can send a text message into the past. While for the most part the characters make big, sweeping changes to the timeline, Ruka simply uses it to tell his mother to eat lots of vegetables during her pregnancy. [[spoiler:This results in Ruka being born a girl, just like she wanted]]

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* VisualNovel/SteinsGate ''VisualNovel/SteinsGate'' features a device that can send a text message into the past. While for the most part the characters make big, sweeping changes to the timeline, Ruka simply uses it to tell his mother to eat lots of vegetables during her pregnancy. [[spoiler:This results in Ruka being born a girl, just like she wanted]]wanted]].



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* ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'':
** Averted during Season 3. Church is blown back into the past and realizes that he can stop everything from happening. Instead, he just creates an army of Churches as he realizes that everything is set in stone. Because it was all ''his fault''.
** Season 10 goes to show that [[spoiler:if Carolina had kept Sigma, her assigned [=AI=] and learned to realize that she wouldn't ever be able to beat Tex, Project Freelancer would have been spared a lot of pain and misery. Maine wouldn't be reborn as the Meta, as Sigma wouldn't be able to influence him; she wouldn't request both Eta and Iota as [=AI=], which means that Wash would never have received Epsilon and learned the truth behind everything, and South wouldn't have gone CainAndAbel on her twin brother.]]
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* ''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}'':
** [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2006-05-28 Squigly calls a butterfly a murderer for producing such effects]], and [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2006-06-13 then imagines his own effects.]]
** [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2007-06-09 Squigly predicts this for a cocoon]], who thinks "Cool!". Later [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2008-04-05 Buddha]] fixed it, though.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Freefall}}'', [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff300/fv00291.htm they blame Sam rather than a butterfly.]]



* ''Roleplay/FateNuovoGuerra'' has at least two so far, being an AlternateUniverse story and all. More obviously, the destruction of [[VisualNovel/FateStayNight Fuyuki City]] caused the Einzberns to pack up and move operations to Lucca, where the next Holy Grail War takes place. Less obviously, the lack of a living Shirou results in [[spoiler:Luvia getting killed while fighting a Dead Apostle Ancestor by herself, as well as]] the very existence of the Edelfelt Sisters Lumi and Lempi.
* According to ''Podcast/PlumbingTheDeathStar'''s "Why Is the Death Star Spherical?", putting a friendlier management on the Death Star and renaming it the "Love Sphere" would make the Stormtroopers more open about the Death Star's structural problems; this would allow the Empire to cover up the exhaust port, allowing them to destroy Alderaan, the Rebellion, and Luke while derailing the entire ''Franchise/StarWars'' saga.



* The Literature/UnionAndLiberty timeline begins with a small change in Andrew Jackson's 1828 campaign platform and changing a few words in a John Calhoun speech.
* NineteenEightyThreeDoomsday starts off with [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanislav_Petrov a certain Soviet Air Defense forces officer]] being assigned to a different bunker in September 1983. The officer who takes his place mistakes a false alarm for an American nuclear attack, leading to WorldWarIII.

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* The Literature/UnionAndLiberty ''Literature/UnionAndLiberty'' timeline begins with a small change in Andrew Jackson's 1828 campaign platform and changing a few words in a John Calhoun speech.
* NineteenEightyThreeDoomsday ''Literature/NineteenEightyThreeDoomsday'' starts off with [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanislav_Petrov a certain Soviet Air Defense forces officer]] being assigned to a different bunker in September 1983. The officer who takes his place mistakes a false alarm for an American nuclear attack, leading to WorldWarIII.



* ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' averted this during Season 3. Church is blown back into the past and realizes that he can stop everything from happening. Instead, he just creates an army of Churches as he realizes that everything is set in stone. Because it was all ''his fault''.
** Season 10 goes to show that [[spoiler:if Carolina had kept Sigma, her assigned [=AI=] and learned to realize that she wouldn't ever be able to beat Tex, Project Freelancer would have been spared a lot of pain and misery. Maine wouldn't be reborn as the Meta, as Sigma wouldn't be able to influence him; she wouldn't request both Eta and Iota as [=AI=], which means that Wash would never have received Epsilon and learned the truth behind everything, and South wouldn't have gone CainAndAbel on her twin brother.]]



* ''WebVideo/ImAMarvelAndImADC'' provided the question of "what would happen if Creator/BryanSinger never worked on ''Film/SupermanReturns''?" The result: DC handed Directorial rights to Creator/MichaelBay which resulted in being one of the highest grossing Superhero movie of all time, Nolan leaving due to ExecutiveMeddling resulting in ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' never being made, Bryan working for Fox to avoid various misfires with the Marvel movies, and for some reason bowler hats were back in style.



* In ''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}'', [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2006-05-28 Squigly calls a butterfly a murderer for producing such effects]], and [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2006-06-13 then imagines his own effects.]]
** [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2007-06-09 Squigly predicts this for a cocoon]], who thinks "Cool!". Later [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2008-04-05 Buddha]] fixed it, though.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Freefall}}'', [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff300/fv00291.htm they blame Sam rather than a butterfly.]]
24th Jan '17 9:25:48 AM kyatollah
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* In [[Film/SpiderMan]] this idea is particularly strong. If Peter Parker had not had a crush on Mary Jane Watson for most of his life, he wouldn't have had to work up the nerve to talk to her at Columbia's science lab (sowing the seeds of later friendship and romance,) which also means he wouldn't have lingered long enough to be bitten by the GM spider. He wouldn't have had his conflict with Ben or the fight with Flash Thompson, he wouldn't have gone out for the wrestling show, he wouldn't have let the thief go, and Uncle Ben would not have been killed. Despite the upside of the Parker family not losing Ben, the seminal events of Spider-Man's origin would never have happened, leaving New York without its most iconic superhero. This potentially means that Norman Osborn would still have become the Green Goblin, but there would have been nobody capable of stopping him. (Not as important, but he also never would have gained the confidence he needed to confess his feelings to MJ as Peter or save her life and catch her eye as Spider-Man , and however dragged out, they wouldn't have gotten together.)
* Much of the above applies to Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan with the added wrinkle that if Peter had never worked with Curt Connors in recreating the OO formula, Connors would never have been able to turn himself into the Lizard. Had Peter still become Spider-Man, this means the defining moment where he goes from vigilante to hero would never have occurred (though he might have succeeded in catching Ben's killer.) Interestingly, while Captain Stacy's death by impalement at the claws of the Lizard never would have happened, his profession meant that there could always have benn another day he didn't make it home to his family.

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* In [[Film/SpiderMan]] *In {{Film/Spider-Man}} this idea is particularly strong. If Peter Parker had not had a crush on Mary Jane Watson for most of his life, he wouldn't have had to work up the nerve to talk to her at Columbia's science lab (sowing the seeds of later friendship and romance,) which also means he wouldn't have lingered long enough to be bitten by the GM spider. He wouldn't have had his conflict with Ben or the fight with Flash Thompson, he wouldn't have gone out for the wrestling show, he wouldn't have let the thief go, and Uncle Ben would not have been killed. Despite the upside of the Parker family not losing Ben, the seminal events of Spider-Man's origin would never have happened, leaving New York without its most iconic superhero. This potentially means that Norman Osborn would still have become the Green Goblin, but there would have been nobody capable of stopping him. (Not as important, but he also never would have gained the confidence he needed to confess his feelings to MJ as Peter or save her life and catch her eye as Spider-Man , and however dragged out, they wouldn't have gotten together.)
* Much *Much of the above applies to Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan with the added wrinkle that if Peter had never worked with Curt Connors in recreating the OO formula, Connors would never have been able to turn himself into the Lizard. Had Peter still become Spider-Man, this means the defining moment where he goes from vigilante to hero would never have occurred (though he might have succeeded in catching Ben's killer.) Interestingly, while Captain Stacy's death by impalement at the claws of the Lizard never would have happened, his profession meant that there could always have benn another day he didn't make it home to his family.
24th Jan '17 9:23:19 AM kyatollah
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* In [[Film/SpiderMsn]] this idea is particularly strong. If Peter Parker had not had a crush on Mary Jane Watson for most of his life, he wouldn't have had to work up the nerve to talk to her at Columbia's science lab (sowing the seeds of later friendship and romance,) which also means he wouldn't have lingered long enough to be bitten by the GM spider. He wouldn't have had his conflict with Ben or the fight with Flash Thompson, he wouldn't have gone out for the wrestling show, he wouldn't have let the thief go, and Uncle Ben would not have been killed. Despite the upside of the Parker family not losing Ben, the seminal events of Spider-Man's origin would never have happened, leaving New York without its most iconic superhero. This potentially means that Norman Osborn would still have become the Green Goblin, but there would have been nobody capable of stopping him. (Not as important, but he also never would have gained the confidence he needed to confess his feelings to MJ as Peter or save her life and catch her eye as Spider-Man , and however dragged out, they wouldn't have gotten together.)
* Much of the above applies to Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan with the added wrinkle that if Peter had never worked with Curt Connors in recreating the OO formula, Connors would never have been able to turn himself into the Lizard. Had Peter still become Spider-Man, this means the defining moment where he goes from vigilante to hero would never have occurred (though he might have succeeded in catching Ben's killer.) Interestingly, while Captain Stacy's death by impalement at the claws of the Lizard never would have happened, his profession meant that there could always have benn another day he didn't make it home to his family.

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* In [[Film/SpiderMsn]] *In [[Film/SpiderMan]] this idea is particularly strong. If Peter Parker had not had a crush on Mary Jane Watson for most of his life, he wouldn't have had to work up the nerve to talk to her at Columbia's science lab (sowing the seeds of later friendship and romance,) which also means he wouldn't have lingered long enough to be bitten by the GM spider. He wouldn't have had his conflict with Ben or the fight with Flash Thompson, he wouldn't have gone out for the wrestling show, he wouldn't have let the thief go, and Uncle Ben would not have been killed. Despite the upside of the Parker family not losing Ben, the seminal events of Spider-Man's origin would never have happened, leaving New York without its most iconic superhero. This potentially means that Norman Osborn would still have become the Green Goblin, but there would have been nobody capable of stopping him. (Not as important, but he also never would have gained the confidence he needed to confess his feelings to MJ as Peter or save her life and catch her eye as Spider-Man , and however dragged out, they wouldn't have gotten together.)
* Much *Much of the above applies to Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan with the added wrinkle that if Peter had never worked with Curt Connors in recreating the OO formula, Connors would never have been able to turn himself into the Lizard. Had Peter still become Spider-Man, this means the defining moment where he goes from vigilante to hero would never have occurred (though he might have succeeded in catching Ben's killer.) Interestingly, while Captain Stacy's death by impalement at the claws of the Lizard never would have happened, his profession meant that there could always have benn another day he didn't make it home to his family.
24th Jan '17 9:22:12 AM kyatollah
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*In [[Film/SpiderMsn]] this idea is particularly strong. If Peter Parker had not had a crush on Mary Jane Watson for most of his life, he wouldn't have had to work up the nerve to talk to her at Columbia's science lab (sowing the seeds of later friendship and romance,) which also means he wouldn't have lingered long enough to be bitten by the GM spider. He wouldn't have had his conflict with Ben or the fight with Flash Thompson, he wouldn't have gone out for the wrestling show, he wouldn't have let the thief go, and Uncle Ben would not have been killed. Despite the upside of the Parker family not losing Ben, the seminal events of Spider-Man's origin would never have happened, leaving New York without its most iconic superhero. This potentially means that Norman Osborn would still have become the Green Goblin, but there would have been nobody capable of stopping him. (Not as important, but he also never would have gained the confidence he needed to confess his feelings to MJ as Peter or save her life and catch her eye as Spider-Man , and however dragged out, they wouldn't have gotten together.)
*Much of the above applies to Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan with the added wrinkle that if Peter had never worked with Curt Connors in recreating the OO formula, Connors would never have been able to turn himself into the Lizard. Had Peter still become Spider-Man, this means the defining moment where he goes from vigilante to hero would never have occurred (though he might have succeeded in catching Ben's killer.) Interestingly, while Captain Stacy's death by impalement at the claws of the Lizard never would have happened, his profession meant that there could always have benn another day he didn't make it home to his family.
24th Jan '17 6:58:47 AM Dark_Lord_
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* A major plot point in ''Theatre/HarryPotterAndTheCursedChild''. Harry's youngest son Albus and Draco's son Scorpius get their hands on a Time Turner capable of traveling back years into the past rather than mere hours. They want to use it to save Cedric Diggory from dying at the hands of Voldemort. Their meddling in history results in two alternate timelines:
** The first timeline is caused when Albus and Scorpius disguise themselves as Durmstrang students to sabotage Cedrics attempt at the First Task of the Triwizard Tournament. Hermione spots them and suspects Viktor Krum of cheating, resulting in her not accepting his request to dance at the Yule Ball, going with Ron instead. Because of this, Ron never experiences any romantic jealousy over Hermione and never throws a fit about it towards her either. Instead, he continues to see her as a friend rather than a potential love interest. He does find love in Padma Patil and ultimately marries her, with the both of them conceiving a son named Panju. This makes Hermione an embittered woman who in her adult live becomes a SadistTeacher at Hogwarts, venting her romantic frustrations at the students. Unfortunately for Albus and Scorpius, the changes to the timeline did not result in Cedric surviving, as his humiliation at the first task made him more determined at the other tasks.
** The second timeline is caused when Albus and Scorpius successfully sabotage the Second Task of the Tournament. The humiliation of losing becomes too much for Cedric, resulting in him enlisting into Voldemort's Death Eaters. At the Battle of Hogwarts, Cedric manages to kill Neville Longbottom, who, in the original timeline, managed to destroy Nagini, Voldemort's final Horcrux. Because Neville was killed before destroying Nagini, Harry failed in his mission to kill Voldemort, resulting in Voldemort gaining absolute power. In this timeline, Harry was killed by Voldemort so Albus is never born. Also, Draco Malfoy has become the head of the magical law enforcement, with his son Scorpius being a somewhat important figure maintaining a reign of terror at Hogwarts, ran by Dolores Umbridge as headmistress. Also, Hermione runs an underground resistance movement with Ron and Severus Snape as members.
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23rd Jan '17 5:20:53 PM LaptopGuy
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* ''Film/AlexanderAndTheTerribleHorribleNoGoodVeryBadDay'': Alexander drops his brother Trevor's pacifier in the sink, Ben accidentally turns on the garbage chute that destroys it, causing Trevor to cry all night, forcing Emily to rehearse for her play in the cold car, making her extremely sick; forgetting to turn the lights off which drains the car of its battery and making Kelly late for work the next day. And Ben being forced to look after an extremely unhappy Trevor makes his day and job interview a nightmare. Only Anthony's next day was not directly affected by the pacifier accident; instead this was tied to an argument with Alexander that led to a miscommunication with his girlfriend, causing them to nearly break up and him getting detention trying to fix things up.

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* ''Film/AlexanderAndTheTerribleHorribleNoGoodVeryBadDay'': Alexander drops his brother Trevor's pacifier in the sink, Ben accidentally turns on the garbage chute that destroys it, causing Trevor to cry all night, forcing Emily to rehearse for her play in the cold car, making her extremely sick; forgetting to turn the lights off which drains the car of its battery and making Kelly late for work the next day. And Ben being forced to look after an extremely unhappy Trevor makes his day and job interview a nightmare. nightmare and he embarrasses himself at a Japanese restaurant meeting. Only Anthony's next day was not directly affected by the pacifier accident; instead this was tied to an argument with Alexander that led to a miscommunication with his girlfriend, causing them to nearly break up and him getting detention detention, failing his driver's test and wrecking the family car trying to fix things up.up. Also, he gets a zit.
16th Dec '16 7:43:17 PM JamesAustin
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* In ''TheSimpsonsMovie'', there literally is a nail involved, as Homer was working to hammer down a nail on the roof. The entire plot wouldn't have happened if Bart didn't laugh at Homer lodging the hammer's claw into his eye. Angered at how his own son would dare laugh at this, this led to [[spoiler: Bart trying to rationalize his laughing out of Homer's signature strangling of Bart's neck, which led to Homer daring Bart to skate naked to Krusty Burger, which led to Homer finding a pig at Krusty Burger, which led to Homer keeping the pig as a pet and choosing to dump the pig's wastes into a lake, leading to a catastrophe where the head of Environmental Protection Agency and film's villain, Russ Cargill, tried to destroy Springfield. At the end, Homer and Bart are not only back to square one, but now they have to rebuild their entire house, not just repair the roof.]]

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* In ''TheSimpsonsMovie'', ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsonsMovie'', there literally is a nail involved, as Homer was working to hammer down a nail on the roof. The entire plot wouldn't have happened if Bart didn't laugh at Homer lodging the hammer's claw into his eye. Angered at how his own son would dare laugh at this, this led to [[spoiler: Bart trying to rationalize his laughing out of Homer's signature strangling of Bart's neck, which led to Homer daring Bart to skate naked to Krusty Burger, which led to Homer finding a pig at Krusty Burger, which led to Homer keeping the pig as a pet and choosing to dump the pig's wastes into a lake, leading to a catastrophe where the head of Environmental Protection Agency and film's villain, Russ Cargill, tried to destroy Springfield. At the end, Homer and Bart are not only back to square one, but now they have to rebuild their entire house, not just repair the roof.]]
14th Dec '16 2:48:12 AM Khrunwahl02
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* In ''TheSimpsonsMovie'', the entire plot wouldn't have happened if Bart didn't laugh at Homer lodging a hammer's claw into his eye. Angered at how his own son would dare laugh at this, this led to [[spoiler: Bart trying to rationalize his laughing out of Homer's signature strangling of Bart's neck, which led to Homer daring Bart to skate naked to Krusty Burger, which led to Homer finding a pig at Krusty Burger, which led to Homer keeping the pig as a pet and choosing to dump the pig's wastes into a lake, leading to a catastrophe where the head of Environmental Protection Agency and film's villain, Russ Cargill, tried to destroy Springfield. At the end, Homer and Bart are not only back to square one, but now they have to rebuild their entire house, not just repair the roof.]]

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* In ''TheSimpsonsMovie'', there literally is a nail involved, as Homer was working to hammer down a nail on the roof. The entire plot wouldn't have happened if Bart didn't laugh at Homer lodging a the hammer's claw into his eye. Angered at how his own son would dare laugh at this, this led to [[spoiler: Bart trying to rationalize his laughing out of Homer's signature strangling of Bart's neck, which led to Homer daring Bart to skate naked to Krusty Burger, which led to Homer finding a pig at Krusty Burger, which led to Homer keeping the pig as a pet and choosing to dump the pig's wastes into a lake, leading to a catastrophe where the head of Environmental Protection Agency and film's villain, Russ Cargill, tried to destroy Springfield. At the end, Homer and Bart are not only back to square one, but now they have to rebuild their entire house, not just repair the roof.]]
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