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22nd Jun '17 8:55:06 PM VulgarBee
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* In OnePiece's ''Fanfic/TomorrowsRomanceDawn'', while Zoro isn't explicitly afraid of his two year older self and future crew, he admits he doesn't like what they might represent. He doesn't trust his future self because Roronoa is hiding something from them (though with good reason) and keeps glancing at Luffy with a guilty look.

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* In OnePiece's Manga/OnePiece's ''Fanfic/TomorrowsRomanceDawn'', while Zoro isn't explicitly afraid of his two year older self and future crew, he admits he doesn't like what they might represent. He doesn't trust his future self because Roronoa is hiding something from them (though with good reason) and keeps glancing at Luffy with a guilty look.
11th Jun '17 1:46:12 PM WillBGood
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* The ''Series/TwilightZone'' episode [[spoiler: Recap/TheTwilightZoneS5E141SpurOfTheMoment "Spur of the Moment"]]]]

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* The ''Series/TwilightZone'' episode [[spoiler: Recap/TheTwilightZoneS5E141SpurOfTheMoment [[Recap/TheTwilightZoneS5E141SpurOfTheMoment "Spur of the Moment"]]]]
11th Jun '17 1:46:00 PM WillBGood
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* The ''Series/TwilightZone'' episode [[spoiler: "Spur of the Moment"]]

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* The ''Series/TwilightZone'' episode [[spoiler: Recap/TheTwilightZoneS5E141SpurOfTheMoment "Spur of the Moment"]]Moment"]]]]
11th Jun '17 1:18:09 PM WillBGood
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* In the "Literature/SecretSeries", ([[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial not that you should know anything about it]]), [[spoiler: Max-Ernest]] sees [[spoiler: his]] future self in a mirror. [[spoiler: He's]] described as looking half-mad, and [[spoiler: Max-Ernest is [[FutureLoser unhappy]] about it]]. Later, it's revealed that [[spoiler: MAX-ERNEST's future self is the AUTHOR of the whole Secret Series.]] [[BigOMG Shocking, indeed]].

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* In the "Literature/SecretSeries", ([[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial not that you should know anything about it]]), [[spoiler: Max-Ernest]] sees [[spoiler: his]] their future self in a mirror. [[spoiler: He's]] They're described as looking half-mad, and [[spoiler: Max-Ernest is [[FutureLoser unhappy]] about it]]. Later, it's revealed that [[spoiler: MAX-ERNEST's future self is the AUTHOR of the whole Secret Series.]] [[BigOMG Shocking, indeed]].
11th Jun '17 6:36:09 AM HighCrate
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** Used to great effect in [[Recap/DoctorWho2010CSAChristmasCarol the 2010 Christmas Special]], a awesome YetAnotherChristmasCarol. The Doctor has tried to be The Ghost of Christmas Past, befriending the young Kazran Sardick and visiting him every Christmas for years in order to change him from the bitter shell of a man he is in the present. Amy then does her best being Ghost of Christmas Present, but no avail. Kazran, being GenreSavvy, challenges the Doctor to be his Ghost of Christmas Future.

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** Used to great effect in [[Recap/DoctorWho2010CSAChristmasCarol the 2010 Christmas Special]], a awesome YetAnotherChristmasCarol. The Doctor has tried to be The Ghost of Christmas Past, befriending the young Kazran Sardick and visiting him every Christmas for years in order to change him from the bitter shell of a man he is in the present. Amy then does her best being Ghost of Christmas Present, but no avail. Kazran, being GenreSavvy, Kazran challenges the Doctor to be his Ghost of Christmas Future.
5th Jun '17 2:29:28 PM nmn3r3
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* ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'': Archer is [[spoiler:the protagonist]]'s future self. He's a legendary hero of mankind - the kind that murders average individuals or entire cities because they threaten the future of humanity. As a veteran time-assassin, Archer's an abusive, anarchistic asshole who rants at his past self about how being "the good guy" screwed up his life and the lives of others, all against their will.



* PlayedForLaughs in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' if Chrom marries Sumia. Apparently he used to call Cynthia his pega-pony-princess. Played straight with [[InsertNameHere the Avatar]]. [[spoiler: Of course, they do become a demonic dragon bent on destroying the world...]]

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* PlayedForLaughs in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' if Chrom marries Sumia. Apparently he used to[=/=]is going to call Cynthia his pega-pony-princess. Played straight with [[InsertNameHere the Avatar]]. [[spoiler: Of course, they do become a demonic dragon bent on destroying the world...]]


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* ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'': Archer is [[spoiler:the protagonist]]'s future self. He's a legendary hero of mankind - the kind that murders average individuals or entire cities because they threaten the future of humanity. As a veteran time-assassin, Archer's an abusive, anarchistic asshole who rants at his past self about how being "the good guy" screwed up his life and the lives of others, all against their will.
* ''VisualNovel/SuperDanganRonpa2'': There's no time travel involved, but the characters have been given LaserGuidedAmnesia, reverting them to how they were just before they entered Hope's Peak. The twist at the end of the game reveals [[spoiler:they became members of Ultimate Despair two years into their school life, and proceeded to cause the collapse of human society, plunging the world into an apocalyptic wasteland. Hinata in particular learns that his future/past self is the result of an experiment done by the Steering Committee, giving him every conceivable Ultimate Talent and getting rid of his emotions, resulting in an unfeeling genius who masterminded the events of the game out of boredom.]]
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31st May '17 11:19:32 PM LinTaylor
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* ''Manga/MyMonsterSecret'' generally avoids this, even though characters coming back in time to change history becomes more commonplace as the story progresses (mainly because the future versions of the main cast [[NeverTheSelvesShallMeet tend not to interact]], leaving things to their [[KidFromTheFuture grandkids]] instead). The big exception for this is [[spoiler:Nagisa Aizawa, when she discovers that the mysterious "Box Girl" who seemingly tried to sabotage Asahi and Youko's relationship, is herself from ten years in the future. Though it's less hate and more annoyance, since Future Aizawa acts just as perverted as [[TheVamp Shiho]].]]

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* ''Manga/MyMonsterSecret'' generally avoids this, even though characters coming back in time to change history becomes more commonplace as the story progresses (mainly because the future versions of the main cast [[NeverTheSelvesShallMeet tend not to interact]], leaving things to their [[KidFromTheFuture grandkids]] instead). The big exception for this is [[spoiler:Nagisa Aizawa, whose 10-years-future-self shows up to KillAndReplace her, claiming she wants to make up for the [[IHatePastMe stupid mistakes her younger self made]]. It's made even worse when she discovers that the mysterious "Box Girl" who seemingly tried to sabotage Asahi and Youko's relationship, is herself from ten years in the future. Though it's less hate and more annoyance, since Future Aizawa acts just as perverted as [[TheVamp Shiho]].reveals that she [[LaserGuidedAmnesia erased her own memory]] of her past, meaning she doesn't have any real motivation for her actions. Ultimately subverted when Aizawa's unflinching idealism convinces her future self to stand down.]]
18th May '17 2:00:18 PM ironballs16
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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Duckman}}'', Duckman meets his future self, who warns him not to go to his sons' science show, telling him something bad will happen. Then ''another'' future version of him appears and tells him something bad will happen if he ''doesn't'' go. This happens several times, back and forth, until finally, he's afraid to do ''anything''.

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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Duckman}}'', Duckman meets his future self, who warns him not to go to his sons' science show, telling him something bad will happen. Then ''another'' future version of him appears and tells him something bad will happen if he ''doesn't'' go. This happens several times, back and forth, until finally, he's afraid to do ''anything''. {{Inverted}} when a ''past'' self drops in - namely, [[spoiler: the version from his wedding day, asking if he's making the right decision by marrying Beatrice]].
17th May '17 7:47:48 PM nombretomado
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* In one chapter/episode of ''UruseiYatsura'' Shutaro Mendō travelled back in time and very literally scared his younger self -- the child Mendō acted like such an obnoxious brat to his future self that he provoked the latter into attacking him with a sword. The young Mendō hid in a jar until the older Mendō returned to his own time, but that experience was what gave him his claustrophobia and fear of the dark. [[StableTimeLoop And what's more, the reason he travelled back in time in the first place was to prevent himself from getting that claustrophobia and fear of the dark.]]

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* In one chapter/episode of ''UruseiYatsura'' ''Manga/UruseiYatsura'' Shutaro Mendō travelled back in time and very literally scared his younger self -- the child Mendō acted like such an obnoxious brat to his future self that he provoked the latter into attacking him with a sword. The young Mendō hid in a jar until the older Mendō returned to his own time, but that experience was what gave him his claustrophobia and fear of the dark. [[StableTimeLoop And what's more, the reason he travelled back in time in the first place was to prevent himself from getting that claustrophobia and fear of the dark.]]
3rd May '17 9:20:57 AM ZimFan89
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* ''Series/TheFlash2014'' uses this for a major twist late in Season 3: [[spoiler: [[BigBad Savitar]] is revealed to be a version of Barry who's gone crazy from Iris' death and is now carrying out a StableTimeLoop to ensure his own existence.]]
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