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4th Feb '16 7:05:41 PM ZeroWizard
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* Happens again in ''WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien'', where present Ben teams up with 10 year old Ben, also doubles as [[IHatePastMe Past me is annoying]].
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* Happens again in ''WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien'', where present Ben teams up with 10 year old Ben, also doubles as [[IHatePastMe Past past me is annoying]].
19th Jan '16 5:42:57 PM LentilSandEater
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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'', Demona uses the Phoenix Gate to return to the past, where she tries to convince her younger self to KillAllHumans before the gargoyles are sealed. Young Demona cries "And I do not wish to be you!" ** Subverted because young Demona's fear of the humans smashing her clan leads to her organizing the events that lead up to it. [[YouCantFightFate You Can't Fight Fate]]; the basic premise of the Phoenix Gate is that it can't be used to actually ''change'' the past. Using it ''always'' creates a StableTimeLoop, no matter what. Since the past has already happened, if you use the Phoenix Gate to travel back in time, your trip is part of the past and thus has also already happened. *** The Phoenix Gate is generally a fairly useless time travel device for this very reason; attempts to make use of it for these purposes is futile. Ironically, David Xanatos (himself a villain of sorts) manages to hitch a ride along with Demona (and numerous other people) when his wedding party is sent back to the past via the gate; while Demona, who was responsible for the incident, fails to help her past self at all (indeed, dooming herself to her very own destiny - she even admits that she remembers it at the end of the episode), Xanatos sends himself a coin in the future that allows him to jump start his fortune.
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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'': ** Demona uses the Phoenix Gate to return to the past, where she tries to convince her younger self to KillAllHumans before the gargoyles are sealed. Young Demona cries "And I do not wish to be you!" ** Subverted because young Demona's fear of the humans smashing her clan leads to her organizing the events that lead up to it. [[YouCantFightFate You Can't Fight Fate]]; the basic premise of the Phoenix Gate is that it can't be used to actually ''change'' the past. Using it ''always'' creates a StableTimeLoop, no matter what. Since the past has already happened, you!" However if you use the Phoenix Gate to travel back in time, your trip is part of the past and thus has also already happened. *** The Phoenix Gate is generally a fairly useless time travel device for this very reason; attempts to make use of it for these purposes is futile. Ironically, David Xanatos (himself a villain of sorts) manages to hitch a ride along with Demona (and numerous other people) when his wedding party is sent back to the past via the gate; while Demona, who was responsible for the incident, fails to help her past self at all (indeed, dooming herself to her very own destiny - she happened. She even admits that she remembers it at the end of the episode), Xanatos sends himself a coin in the future episode that allows him to jump start his fortune.she had doomed herself.
6th Jan '16 9:28:53 AM narm00
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* Similarly, when IronMan and Doctor Doom were stuck in 2093, they were not at all pleased with their future namesakes. The villainous future Iron Man was just a relative of Tony's, but the future Doom was Doom himself, a century older and much the worse for wear. Doom killed him without hesitation and walked away vowing never to become "that". ** Victor wasn't pleased when he also met [[{{Marvel 2099}} Doom 2099]]. * Most extreme version of this is done by the author Creator/DanAbnett. And can be summed up as "Future self comes back to kill me" In the Durham Red comic, and also in a special edition of Warhammer Monthly comic, in this case, with the main character of the ''Literature/MalusDarkblade'' series.
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* Similarly, when IronMan ComicBook/IronMan and Doctor Doom were stuck in 2093, they were not at all pleased with their future namesakes. The villainous future Iron Man was just a relative of Tony's, but the future Doom was Doom himself, a century older and much the worse for wear. Doom killed him without hesitation and walked away vowing never to become "that". ** Victor wasn't pleased when he also met [[{{Marvel [[Franchise/{{Marvel 2099}} Doom 2099]]. * Most extreme version of this is done by the author Creator/DanAbnett. And Creator/DanAbnett, and can be summed up as "Future self comes back to kill me" In me", seen in both the Durham Red comic, comic and also in a special edition of Warhammer Monthly comic, in this case, comic with the main character of the ''Literature/MalusDarkblade'' series.

* A long running story in ComicBook/BlackPanther had a sort of subversion and played straight with. The future Black Panther was an intentional throwback homage to a [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age characterization]] by creator JackKirby during Panther's original solo series, which was more light adventure, then his at the time [[DarkerAndEdgier serious personality]]. The problem was that said future Black Panther was at the final stages of a fatal [[SoapOperaDisease brain aneurysm]] ailment, losing his mind and Panther at the time himself was just starting to get the same symptoms. * It turns out that Iron Lad of the ComicBook/YoungAvengers is actually [[spoiler: a teenaged Kang the Conqueror, who ran away from his future self because he didn't want to become a villain.]] Inverted in that his older self is the more established character, rather than vice versa, and it turns out that all the characters ''have'' to let him become evil, to even attempt to change the future would cause irreversible damage to the timestream.
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* A long running story in ComicBook/BlackPanther had a sort of subversion and played straight with. The future Black Panther was an intentional throwback homage to a [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age characterization]] by creator JackKirby Creator/JackKirby during Panther's original solo series, which was more light adventure, then his at the time [[DarkerAndEdgier serious personality]]. The problem was that said future Black Panther was at the final stages of a fatal [[SoapOperaDisease brain aneurysm]] ailment, losing his mind and Panther at the time himself was just starting to get the same symptoms. * It turns out that Iron Lad of the ComicBook/YoungAvengers is actually [[spoiler: a teenaged Kang the Conqueror, who ran away from his future self because he didn't want to become a villain.]] Inverted in that his older self is the more established character, rather than vice versa, and it turns out that all the characters ''have'' to let him become evil, as to even attempt to change the future would cause irreversible damage to the timestream.

* [[TheFlash Impulse]] is not at all pleased to discover his future self in Dark Tomorrow is a violent, DarkerAndEdgier hero who is no longer on speaking terms with his then-girlfriend and seems to be more lenient about the ThouShallNotKill rule than present-Imp.
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* [[TheFlash [[Franchise/TheFlash Impulse]] is not at all pleased to discover his future self in Dark Tomorrow is a violent, DarkerAndEdgier hero who is no longer on speaking terms with his then-girlfriend and seems to be more lenient about the ThouShallNotKill rule than present-Imp.

* Though they haven't met, when young [[spoiler: Marcus Langston]] got his hands on a book that contains all stories of everybody in the Universe, he read his own story and was horrified with the revelation that he was going to become a junkie and criminal, so he rewrote it, making himself a superhero and member of {{Youngblood}} - [[spoiler: Sentinel]]
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* Though they haven't met, when young [[spoiler: Marcus Langston]] got his hands on a book that contains all stories of everybody in the Universe, he read his own story and was horrified with the revelation that he was going to become a junkie and criminal, so he rewrote it, making himself a superhero and member of {{Youngblood}} ComicBook/{{Youngblood}} - [[spoiler: Sentinel]]

* Subverted in ''ComicBook/{{Runaways}}'': Most kids would be thrilled to hear that they're destined to lead [[Comicbook/TheAvengers the Avengers]], but Gert calls her future self boring and insists that she'll never become that woman [[spoiler: And since she ends up getting killed by a group of kids trying to become the next Pride, she turns out to be right]]. Victor would be a straightforward example of this trope, except that he's never actually met his villainous future self. Just hearing about him is enough to give the boy nightmares, though.
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* Subverted in ''ComicBook/{{Runaways}}'': Most kids would be thrilled to hear that they're destined to lead [[Comicbook/TheAvengers the Avengers]], but Gert calls her future self boring and insists that she'll never become that woman [[spoiler: And (and since she ends up getting killed by a group of kids trying to become the next Pride, she turns out to be right]].right)]]. Victor would be a straightforward example of this trope, except that he's never actually met his villainous future self. Just hearing about him is enough to give the boy nightmares, though.

** Battling with his past and future selves seems to be Kang's biggest motivation most of the time. If it's not Immortus, it's the Scarlet Centurion, or Pharaoh Rama Tut, or [[spoiler: Iron-lad]].
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** Battling with his past and future selves seems to be Kang's biggest motivation most of the time. If it's not Immortus, it's the Scarlet Centurion, or Pharaoh Rama Tut, or [[spoiler: Iron-lad]].Iron Lad]].

* Young Loki's biggest fear is to [[StatusQuoIsGod become like their past self]], so everybody can imagine their horror, when [[spoiler:the BigBad of their [[Comicbook/LokiAgentOfAsgard solo series]]]] turned out to be a future version of them, who did just that. Except that they lost the aversion to technology and became more pop-cultured... which arguably made them ''[[EvilMeScaresMe worse]]''.
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* Young Loki's biggest fear is to [[StatusQuoIsGod become like their past self]], so everybody can imagine their horror, horror when [[spoiler:the BigBad of their [[Comicbook/LokiAgentOfAsgard solo series]]]] turned out to be a future version of them, who did just that. Except that they lost the aversion to technology and became more pop-cultured... which arguably made them ''[[EvilMeScaresMe worse]]''.

* In ''Fanfic/ReturnOfThePrimarchs'', after being zapped to 41st century, Horus is absolutely terrified of what his future self [[Literature/HorusHeresy did]], and when Fulgrim confronts his daemonic future version, he has a HeroicBSOD.
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* In ''Fanfic/ReturnOfThePrimarchs'', after being zapped to the 41st century, Horus is absolutely terrified of what his future self [[Literature/HorusHeresy did]], and when Fulgrim confronts his daemonic future version, he has a HeroicBSOD.

'''Kazran:''' Fine. Do it. Show me. I die cold, alone and afraid. Of course I know, we all do! What difference does showing me make? Do you know why I am going to let all those people die? Not a plan. I don't get anything from it. ''It just that I don't care!'' I'm not like you, I don't even want to be like you. I don't and never, ever will care!\\
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'''Kazran:''' Fine. Do it. Show me. I die cold, alone and afraid. Of course I know, we all do! What difference does showing me make? Do you know why I am going to let all those people die? Not a plan. I don't get anything from it. ''It ''It's just that I don't care!'' I'm not like you, I don't even want to be like you. I don't and never, ever will care!\\

* ''UglyBetty'' where Betty sees a vision of her past self. The earlier Betty is horrified by her future counterpart's lack of optimism and the morally questionable things she does since joining MODE.
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* ''UglyBetty'' where In ''Series/UglyBetty'', Betty sees a vision of her past self. The earlier Betty is horrified by her future counterpart's lack of optimism and the morally questionable things she does since joining MODE.
2nd Jan '16 10:49:10 PM nombretomado
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* Doctor Impossible of ''SoonIWillBeInvincible'' mentions meeting "the original villain team" The Delinquent Five when they came from the Fifties to seek help from their present selves, assuming they would be wealthy, powerful rulers by now. Dispiritingly, the heroes and governments are still in charge. He notes "Maybe that was the beginning of the end for them."
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* Doctor Impossible of ''SoonIWillBeInvincible'' ''Literature/SoonIWillBeInvincible'' mentions meeting "the original villain team" The Delinquent Five when they came from the Fifties to seek help from their present selves, assuming they would be wealthy, powerful rulers by now. Dispiritingly, the heroes and governments are still in charge. He notes "Maybe that was the beginning of the end for them."
31st Dec '15 5:34:01 PM Anddrix
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* Young Selfdemonstrating/{{Loki}}'s biggest fear is to [[StatusQuoIsGod become like their past self]], so everybody can imagine their horror, when [[spoiler:the BigBad of their [[Comicbook/LokiAgentOfAsgard solo series]]]] turned out to be a future version of them, who did just that. Except that they lost the aversion to technology and became more pop-cultured... which arguably made them ''[[EvilMeScaresMe worse]]''.
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* Young Selfdemonstrating/{{Loki}}'s Loki's biggest fear is to [[StatusQuoIsGod become like their past self]], so everybody can imagine their horror, when [[spoiler:the BigBad of their [[Comicbook/LokiAgentOfAsgard solo series]]]] turned out to be a future version of them, who did just that. Except that they lost the aversion to technology and became more pop-cultured... which arguably made them ''[[EvilMeScaresMe worse]]''.
28th Dec '15 3:04:22 PM Anddrix
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* Similarly, when IronMan and DoctorDoom were stuck in 2093, they were not at all pleased with their future namesakes. The villainous future Iron Man was just a relative of Tony's, but the future Doom was Doom himself, a century older and much the worse for wear. Doom killed him without hesitation and walked away vowing never to become "that".
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* Similarly, when IronMan and DoctorDoom Doctor Doom were stuck in 2093, they were not at all pleased with their future namesakes. The villainous future Iron Man was just a relative of Tony's, but the future Doom was Doom himself, a century older and much the worse for wear. Doom killed him without hesitation and walked away vowing never to become "that".

* In the first ''[[MarvelUltimateAlliance Marvel: Ultimate Alliance]]'' game, DoctorDoom--in addition to being being the BigBad--is also a [[DownloadableContent downloadable character]] or can be gotten through the Gold Edition (both exclusive to the X-Box 360). If you have the playable Doom in your party when you meet the boss Doom, it's revealed that boss Doom is from the future. As mentioned in the examples in "Comic Books", playable Doom wasn't happy with his future self.
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* In the first ''[[MarvelUltimateAlliance Marvel: Ultimate Alliance]]'' game, DoctorDoom--in Doctor Doom -- in addition to being being the BigBad--is also a [[DownloadableContent downloadable character]] or can be gotten through the Gold Edition (both exclusive to the X-Box 360). If you have the playable Doom in your party when you meet the boss Doom, it's revealed that boss Doom is from the future. As mentioned in the examples in "Comic Books", playable Doom wasn't happy with his future self.
26th Dec '15 8:41:03 PM nombretomado
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* A long running story in ComicBook/BlackPanther had a sort of subversion and played straight with. The future Black Panther was an intentional throwback homage to a [[TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age characterization]] by creator JackKirby during Panther's original solo series, which was more light adventure, then his at the time [[DarkerAndEdgier serious personality]]. The problem was that said future Black Panther was at the final stages of a fatal [[SoapOperaDisease brain aneurysm]] ailment, losing his mind and Panther at the time himself was just starting to get the same symptoms.
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* A long running story in ComicBook/BlackPanther had a sort of subversion and played straight with. The future Black Panther was an intentional throwback homage to a [[TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age characterization]] by creator JackKirby during Panther's original solo series, which was more light adventure, then his at the time [[DarkerAndEdgier serious personality]]. The problem was that said future Black Panther was at the final stages of a fatal [[SoapOperaDisease brain aneurysm]] ailment, losing his mind and Panther at the time himself was just starting to get the same symptoms.
6th Dec '15 6:20:42 PM nombretomado
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** In ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'', as noted by SfDebris, if you get more than one Janeway in the same room, they will ''inevitably'' begin to argue with each other.
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** In ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'', as noted by SfDebris, WebSite/SFDebris, if you get more than one Janeway in the same room, they will ''inevitably'' begin to argue with each other.
28th Nov '15 5:10:25 PM nombretomado
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* ''TheSecretSaturdays'': This is Zak's reaction to the visions of the BadFuture Tsun 'Kalu shows him in "The Return of Tsun 'Kalu".
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* ''TheSecretSaturdays'': ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretSaturdays'': This is Zak's reaction to the visions of the BadFuture Tsun 'Kalu shows him in "The Return of Tsun 'Kalu".
11th Nov '15 7:57:17 PM wrm5
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