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23rd Nov '17 12:16:09 AM MysteriousZorua1994
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** Heck, Andy deciding to have one last play with his toys in ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory2'' not only leads to him obtaining Jessie, Bullseye, and the LGM, but also leads to [[spoiler:their lives being saved when Lotso betrays them to the incinerator, thanks to Mr. Potato Head saving the LGM's lives]]. The person who had a delivery from Pizza Planet should be thanked as well.
16th Nov '17 8:47:25 AM Viira
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** 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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** Season 10 goes to show that [[spoiler:if Carolina had kept Sigma, her assigned [=AI=] and learned to realize accept 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 have been reborn as the Meta, as Sigma wouldn't be have been able to influence him; and she wouldn't request have requested 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.]]
14th Nov '17 2:22:08 PM FRizer
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A SubTrope of WhatIf, and related to SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong and MakeWrongWhatOnceWentRight. A SuperTrope of CloseEnoughTimeline and BigFirstChoice (when ''the player'' decide about the nail). 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 and ContrivedCoincidence.

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A SubTrope of WhatIf, and related to UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom, SmallRoleBigImpact, SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong and MakeWrongWhatOnceWentRight. A SuperTrope of CloseEnoughTimeline and BigFirstChoice (when ''the player'' decide about the nail). 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 and ContrivedCoincidence.
14th Nov '17 2:20:18 PM FRizer
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A SubTrope of WhatIf, and often a SubTrope of MakeWrongWhatOnceWentRight. A SuperTrope of CloseEnoughTimeline and BigFirstChoice (when ''the player'' decide about the nail). 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 and ContrivedCoincidence.

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A SubTrope of WhatIf, and often a SubTrope of related to SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong and MakeWrongWhatOnceWentRight. A SuperTrope of CloseEnoughTimeline and BigFirstChoice (when ''the player'' decide about the nail). 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 and ContrivedCoincidence.
14th Nov '17 2:19:13 PM FRizer
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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 and ContrivedCoincidence.

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A SubTrope of WhatIf, and often a SubTrope of MakeWrongWhatOnceWentRight. A SuperTrope of CloseEnoughTimeline.CloseEnoughTimeline and BigFirstChoice (when ''the player'' decide about the nail). 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 and ContrivedCoincidence.
9th Nov '17 12:57:27 AM shokoshu
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* Music/TheBeeGees "He's A Liar":
-->Was it not for the man that was blocking the drive\\
Was it not for the red limousine\\
I'd be millions of miles from the scene of the crime
23rd Oct '17 1:10:50 PM TrendingToon1
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* In ''WesternAnimation/Cars3'', [=Lightning McQueen=] is enjoying his time as a Piston Cup champion when all of a sudden, a rookie named Jackson Storm appears out of nowhere on the last lap and overtakes him for the win. Because of this, several veterans are replaced by new high-tech racers like Storm, and Lightning eventually loses control at the last race of the season, resulting in a horrible crash. The owners of his sponsor, Rust-eze, decide to sell the sponsor to a businessman named Sterling, who builds an elaborate training center so he can make a comeback. But upon causing damage to the equipment, Sterling considers retiring Lightning in favor of becoming a spokesman for a brand, but Lightning begs for one more chance. Sterling agrees on one condition: if Lightning doesn’t win the first race of the new season in Florida, he has to retire. Over the course of the movie, fellow trainer Cruz Ramirez helps him in many ways, and he eventually discovers her dream to be a racer as well. [[spoiler: When the day of the Florida 500 arrives, Sterling shows up and pesters Cruz to come back to the training center because she’s not a racer. Lightning hears their argument over the mic, inspiring him to let Cruz take over for him mid-race to prove Sterling wrong and let her fulfill her dream, even if it means giving up his bet.]]
28th Sep '17 10:28:47 AM flodoris
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** However, if we talk about the trope, then almost all the events of the series could be avoided if [[spoiler:[[TheHeavy Obito Uchiha]] never fell under the rocks.]]
20th Sep '17 11:49:16 AM Gamermaster
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* The entire plot of ''Manga/{{Horimiya}}'' can be traced back to Hori's little brother Souta tripping when he was scared by a dog. If it wasn't for that, Miyamura wouldn't have had any reason to walk him home. Hori never would have seen what Miyamura looked like outside of school, meaning the two of them never would have become friends or fallen in love, and Miyamura would still be a social outcast.
2nd Sep '17 2:29:47 AM SeptimusHeap
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* Invoked by AlPacino's character in ''Film/AnyGivenSunday'' to light some fire in his players at half-time (see the quotes page).

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* Invoked by AlPacino's Creator/AlPacino's character in ''Film/AnyGivenSunday'' to light some fire in his players at half-time (see the quotes page).
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