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*** At the same time Ten is horrified by Eleven apparently forgetting how many Timelord children died when he used The Moment to end the Timewar. He demands to know what could possibly have happened in the 200 years following his regeneration that could make him forget something like THAT.


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** The ''[[Series/StarTrekVoyager Voyager]]'' episode ''Fury'' has a pissed off and powerful Kes return to Voyager after several year's absence and travel back in time to when she was still on Voyager. She replaces her younger self rather than meet her, but afterwards Janeway tells Young!Kes what happened, who records a hologram to years later talk her older self down and [[TemporalParadox prevent her from traveling back in time to attack Voyager.]]
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* ''Fanfic/EggmanGenerations'' continues from where SonicGenerations left off, with the past and future versions of Robotnik stuck in a white void. Robotnik actually loathes his older self, even starting to understand why Sonic fights him all the time, since Eggman is the person Robotnik grows up to be.

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* ''Fanfic/EggmanGenerations'' continues from where SonicGenerations ''VideoGame/SonicGenerations'' left off, with the past and future versions of Robotnik stuck in a white void. Robotnik actually loathes his older self, even starting to understand why Sonic fights him all the time, since Eggman is the person Robotnik grows up to be.



* In FanFic/KyonBigDamnHero, Kyon's future self is consistently rude and derogatory toward him. Of course, that's only because [[IHatePastMe his past self is incompetent]].
* Fanfic/GeorgeWeasleyAndTheComputationalError has a 40-year-old George Weasley who terrifies the 11-year-old versions of himself and Fred, mostly because Old George isn't allowed to say who he is yet and he has the ability to possess his younger counterpart.

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* In FanFic/KyonBigDamnHero, ''Fanfic/KyonBigDamnHero'', Kyon's future self is consistently rude and derogatory toward him. Of course, that's only because [[IHatePastMe his past self is incompetent]].
* Fanfic/GeorgeWeasleyAndTheComputationalError ''Fanfic/GeorgeWeasleyAndTheComputationalError'' has a 40-year-old George Weasley who terrifies the 11-year-old versions of himself and Fred, mostly because Old George isn't allowed to say who he is yet and he has the ability to possess his younger counterpart.



* The WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures fanfic "[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6313351/1/When-I-Grow-Up When I Grow Up]]" has Jade being sent to the future (again), only to find that her adult self has become the AxCrazy leader of a {{Cult}}/criminal organization who does things like try to cause TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt, all because [[VictoryIsBoring there were no more bad guys left to fight]]. Needless to say, she's very disturbed by this.

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* The WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures'' fanfic "[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6313351/1/When-I-Grow-Up When I Grow Up]]" has Jade being sent to the future (again), only to find that her adult self has become the AxCrazy leader of a {{Cult}}/criminal organization who does things like try to cause TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt, all because [[VictoryIsBoring there were no more bad guys left to fight]]. Needless to say, she's very disturbed by this.



* ''FanFic/HarmonysWarriors'': In the revised version of ''Iron Mare'', during Rarity's captivity she has a dream of herself [[spoiler: sent by [[BiggerBad Nightmare Moon]]]] after her release as a despondent, reclusive old mare who's lost all her friends. She's horrified by the very concept, [[ScrewDestiny and swears to never let herself become like that]].
* In ''FanFic/MegaManRecut'', Proto Man in "Future Shock" has mellowed out a bit after 30 years. ''Roll'', on the other hand, has become violent and ruthless.
* In {{FanFic/Ouroboros}}, Anakin Skywalker's reaction to Darth Vader, naturally.
* In 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.

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* ''FanFic/HarmonysWarriors'': ''Fanfic/HarmonysWarriors'': In the revised version of ''Iron Mare'', during Rarity's captivity she has a dream of herself [[spoiler: sent by [[BiggerBad Nightmare Moon]]]] after her release as a despondent, reclusive old mare who's lost all her friends. She's horrified by the very concept, [[ScrewDestiny and swears to never let herself become like that]].
* In ''FanFic/MegaManRecut'', ''Fanfic/MegaManRecut'', Proto Man in "Future Shock" has mellowed out a bit after 30 years. ''Roll'', on the other hand, has become violent and ruthless.
* In {{FanFic/Ouroboros}}, ''Fanfic/{{Ouroboros}}'', Anakin Skywalker's reaction to Darth Vader, naturally.
* In Manga/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.
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* The title of this trope fits ''{{Anime/Noein}}'' perfectly (the series is even subtitled "To Your Other Self"). Karasu, the FutureBadass version of the present-day Yuu, [[IHatePastMe is disgusted by his former cowardly self]]. Yuu, on the other hand, is scared by how intense and cold Karasu is. However, both are able to reconcile their differences when it comes to protecting/rescuing Haruka.

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* The title of this trope fits ''{{Anime/Noein}}'' ''Anime/{{Noein}}'' perfectly (the series is even subtitled "To Your Other Self"). Karasu, the FutureBadass version of the present-day Yuu, [[IHatePastMe is disgusted by his former cowardly self]]. Yuu, on the other hand, is scared by how intense and cold Karasu is. However, both are able to reconcile their differences when it comes to protecting/rescuing Haruka.



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* A [[http://gastrophobia.com/index.php?date=2014-06-11 strip]] of ''Webcomic/GastroPhobia'' decides to make the feeling mutual and combines this trope with IHatePastMe. After [[spoiler: Philia]] finding out that everything was gonna turn out ah-okay, she is kind of upset about future her not telling her sooner.
--> '''[[spoiler: Philia]]''': WHY DIDN'T YOU TELL ME EARLIER AND SAVE ME SOME STRESS YOU STUPID BITCH?
--> '''[[spoiler: Philia]]-from-the-Future''': ''(thoughts)'' [[OhMyGods Gods]] I hate myself.

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* A [[http://gastrophobia.com/index.php?date=2014-06-11 strip]] of ''Webcomic/GastroPhobia'' decides to make the feeling mutual and combines this trope with IHatePastMe. After [[spoiler: Philia]] [[spoiler:Philia]] finding out that everything was gonna turn out ah-okay, she is kind of upset about her future her self not telling her sooner.
--> '''[[spoiler: Philia]]''': -->'''[[spoiler: Philia]]:''' WHY DIDN'T YOU TELL ME EARLIER AND SAVE ME SOME STRESS YOU STUPID BITCH?
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BITCH? \\
'''[[spoiler: Philia]]-from-the-Future''': ''(thoughts)'' Philia]]-from-the-Future:''' ''[thoughts]'' [[OhMyGods Gods]] I hate myself.



-->'''Past!Critic:''' Do I have to become you?

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-->'''Past!Critic:''' -->'''Past Critic:''' Do I have to become you?



* Subverted in ''WebVideo/{{Journeyquest}}''. One of the [[spoiler: rooms in the Temple of Select Dooms]] contained a moment from Glorion's childhood. His childhood self was initially horrified by his future actions until Glorion [[spoiler: gave him a sword, pointed him at their childhood tormentor and told him to aim for the knees.]]

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* Subverted in ''WebVideo/{{Journeyquest}}''. One of the [[spoiler: rooms [[spoiler:rooms in the Temple of Select Dooms]] contained contains a moment from Glorion's childhood. His childhood self was is initially horrified by his future actions until Glorion [[spoiler: gave [[spoiler:gives him a sword, pointed points him at their childhood tormentor and told tells him to aim for the knees.]]



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* Ben Tennyson and Adult Ben in the ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'' episode "[[Recap/Ben10S3E1BenTenThousand Ben 10,000]]", where older Ben has NoSenseOfHumor and can't lighten up, but younger Ben's presence gives him an attitude adjustment.

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* Ben Tennyson and Adult Ben in the ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'' ''WesternAnimation/Ben10'' episode "[[Recap/Ben10S3E1BenTenThousand Ben 10,000]]", where older Ben has NoSenseOfHumor and can't lighten up, but younger Ben's presence gives him an attitude adjustment.



** "[[WesternAnimation/TheUltimateEnemy Dark Danny]]" (aka "[[FanNickname Dan]]"), [[spoiler:after original Danny's family dies, he goes to Vlad, the only one who could understand him. Vlad then separates Ghost Danny from his human half, somehow keeping all the compassion and whatnot in Human Danny. Ghost Danny then rips Ghost Vlad from Human Vlad and combines with ''him'', then ''kills Human Danny'' and goes on a rampage that lasts ten years/]]

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** "[[WesternAnimation/TheUltimateEnemy Dark Danny]]" (aka (a.k.a. "[[FanNickname Dan]]"), [[spoiler:after original Danny's family dies, he goes to Vlad, the only one who could understand him. Vlad then separates Ghost Danny from his human half, somehow keeping all the compassion and whatnot in Human Danny. Ghost Danny then rips Ghost Vlad from Human Vlad and combines with ''him'', then ''kills Human Danny'' and goes on a rampage that lasts ten years/]]



* The ''[[WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory Dexter's Laboratory]]'' MadeForTVMovie "Ego Trip" involved a [[FutureLoser weak, wimpy future Dexter]] that the present Dexter is greatly disappointed by. Later in the future, though, he finds that he transforms into a FutureBadass -- but then degenerates into a feeble, senile old man, albeit one revered by the entire world. (Interestingly, we actually get to see the point of [[TookALevelInBadAss badassification]].)
** Of course, the whole reason Old!Dexter is so revered is due to Badass!Dexter having saved the entire world! He lost his muscle-clad ActionHero physique because it wasn't needed anymore in the scientific Utopia he created.
* In the fourth season of ''WesternAnimation/{{ReBoot}}'', Enzo (who grew up into the DarkerAndEdgier Matrix in season 3) has a younger version of himself restored from a backup. At first, Little Enzo looks up to Matrix and wants to be just like him, while Matrix is irritated by Enzo as a reminder of how weak and naive he used to be. As time goes on, Enzo despises Matrix for the bitter and cynical AntiHero he's turned into, and Matrix realizes how much he has strayed from his more idealistic youth.

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* The ''[[WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory Dexter's Laboratory]]'' ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' MadeForTVMovie "Ego Trip" involved a [[FutureLoser weak, wimpy future Dexter]] that the present Dexter is greatly disappointed by. Later in the future, though, he finds that he transforms into a FutureBadass -- but then degenerates into a feeble, senile old man, albeit one revered by the entire world. (Interestingly, we actually get to see the point of [[TookALevelInBadAss badassification]].)
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) Of course, the whole reason Old!Dexter Old Dexter is so revered is due to Badass!Dexter Badass Dexter having saved the entire world! He lost his muscle-clad ActionHero physique because it wasn't needed anymore in the scientific Utopia he created.
* In the fourth season of ''WesternAnimation/{{ReBoot}}'', ''WesternAnimation/ReBoot'', Enzo (who grew up into the DarkerAndEdgier Matrix in season 3) has a younger version of himself restored from a backup. At first, Little Enzo looks up to Matrix and wants to be just like him, while Matrix is irritated by Enzo as a reminder of how weak and naive he used to be. As time goes on, Enzo despises Matrix for the bitter and cynical AntiHero he's turned into, and Matrix realizes how much he has strayed from his more idealistic youth.



* One episode of the second ''[[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles]]'' series has Donatello be transported to the future, where the Shredder has taken over. It's more "My Future Brothers Scare Me", especially when he sees that Mikey, laid-back and sweet in the present, is a [[TookALevelInBadass badass]] with several mechanical limbs. One episode of the Fast Forward season has a future journal suggesting that robot butler serling might be Donatello's future self. Donnie and his brothers are grossed out by the idea. [[spoiler: Fortunately, the journal is a fake set to discourage the turtles from trying to learn too much about the future]].

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* One episode of the second ''[[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003 Teenage ''WesternAnimation/{{Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles]]'' Turtles|2003}}'' series has Donatello be transported to the future, where the Shredder has taken over. It's more "My Future Brothers Scare Me", especially when he sees that Mikey, laid-back and sweet in the present, is a [[TookALevelInBadass badass]] with several mechanical limbs. One episode of the Fast Forward season has a future journal suggesting that robot butler serling might be Donatello's future self. Donnie and his brothers are grossed out by the idea. [[spoiler: Fortunately, the journal is a fake set to discourage the turtles from trying to learn too much about the future]].



--> '''Robin''': So… "Nightwing", huh?
** Beast Boy is pretty upset when he finds out he's going to go bald.
* ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' had an episode where a cyborg Stan came back from 1000 years in the future to steal Francine from his past self. He first tries to do so by making Stan look like an (even worse) {{Jerkass}}, but when Stan realizes what he's doing, Cyborg Stan decides to just plain abduct Francine, and ends up getting thrown into [[ItMakesSenseInContext the world's largest hot chocolate]], yielding the [[CrowningMomentOfFunny immortal line]] "You choc-blocked me!"
** The "scares" part comes along when Stan hears his future self talk and realize he's speaking in a strange mix of Mexican and Canadian accents. Future!Stan reveals that Mexico and Canada have annexed the US at some point in the future. Given Stan's "[[EagleLand red-blooded American]]" personality, this probably horrifies him most of all.

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--> '''Robin''': So… '''Robin:''' So... "Nightwing", huh?
** :: Beast Boy is pretty upset when he finds out he's going to go bald.
* ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' had an episode where a cyborg Stan came back from 1000 years in the future to steal Francine from his past self. He first tries to do so by making Stan look like an (even worse) {{Jerkass}}, but when Stan realizes what he's doing, Cyborg Stan decides to just plain abduct Francine, and ends up getting thrown into [[ItMakesSenseInContext the world's largest hot chocolate]], yielding the [[CrowningMomentOfFunny immortal line]] "You choc-blocked me!"
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me!" The "scares" part comes along when Stan hears his future self talk and realize he's speaking in a strange mix of Mexican and Canadian accents. Future!Stan reveals that Mexico and Canada have annexed the US at some point in the future. Given Stan's "[[EagleLand red-blooded American]]" personality, this probably horrifies him most of all.



* ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' Blue Beetle learns from Impulse that he would be the vanguard to the Reach's invasion, where he becomes a super muscular version of Black Beetle.

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* ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'': Blue Beetle learns from Impulse that he would be the vanguard to the Reach's invasion, where he becomes a super muscular super-muscular version of Black Beetle.



* {{Downplayed}} in ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse''--[[TagalongKid Steven]] finds a time-travel relic on a mission, and collects enough [[MesACrowd alternate versions]] of himself to start his own band. "Steven-1" is elected leader, but becomes so bossy that the other three rebel. A battle across time ensues, drawing in more and more Stevens, until they eventually show up at the beginning of the episode, when "Steven-0" was getting the relic. This Steven is so freaked out by his bullying future selves that Steven-1 has a HeelRealization and smashes the relic, [[NoOntologicalInertia erasing himself and the other time-clones from existence]].

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* {{Downplayed}} in ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse''--[[TagalongKid ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse''. [[TagalongKid Steven]] finds a time-travel relic on a mission, and collects enough [[MesACrowd alternate versions]] of himself to start his own band. "Steven-1" is elected leader, but becomes so bossy that the other three rebel. A battle across time ensues, drawing in more and more Stevens, until they eventually show up at the beginning of the episode, when "Steven-0" was getting the relic. This Steven is so freaked out by his bullying future selves that Steven-1 has a HeelRealization and smashes the relic, [[NoOntologicalInertia erasing himself and the other time-clones from existence]].



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** A lesser version happens earlier in the manga due to a misunderstanding: [[spoiler:Yuka Momochi, one of the aforementioned grandkids from the future, refers to Asahi and Shiho as "Grandpa" and "Grandma" respectively. The problem is that Asahi is dating Youko (and they're both very much in love), so when Shiho hears this she's utterly distraught at the idea that she would do something so loathsome as stealing her best friend's boyfriend, especially knowing how much the relationship means to both of them. Thankfully, Yuka clears things up by explaining that Asahi is only an [[HonoraryUncle Honorary Grandfather]], to Shiho's great relief.]]
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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 Future Aizawa 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.]]

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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 Future Aizawa 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 subverted; Future Aizawa was only playing the villain (and lying about things like erasing her future self memories) in order to stand down.strengthen her younger self's resolve and she sticks around to help the protagonists after Present Aizawa returns to her homeworld in the final stretches of the series.]]
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* [[spoiler: Zeno]] of ''Webcomic/CharbyTheVampirate'' threatens to kill himself to protect his friends from the spirit possessing him that believes itself to be his future self. It turns out to be his [[spoiler: past]] alternate self from another timeline, but still a grade-A jerk.
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** Old Biff ''is'' pretty scary, given that that version of Biff has just as much of a temper as young Biff, with bitterness that's been marinating for decades added in.

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** Old Biff ''is'' pretty scary, given that that version of Biff has just as much of a temper as young Biff, with bitterness that's been marinating for decades added in.in, and actual intelligence to replace his thuggishness.
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** In "The Roots of Evil", the Fourth Doctor visits a planet whose entire culture is based on hatred of the Eleventh Doctor (their names being abbreviations for phrases describing how they'll make the Doctor suffer, for example). The story subverts it, however, in that outside of lambasting his future self's [[BowtiesAreCool taste in clothing]], he knows he would never do what he's being accused of and gets to the real source of the trouble.

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** In "The Roots of Evil", the Fourth Doctor visits a planet whose entire culture is based on hatred of the Eleventh Doctor (their names being abbreviations for phrases describing how they'll make the Doctor suffer, for example). The story subverts it, however, in that outside of lambasting his future self's [[BowtiesAreCool taste in clothing]], clothing, he knows he would never do what he's being accused of and gets to the real source of the trouble.
4th Jul '17 2:01:11 PM DrFraud
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* ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/10824855/chapters/24092589 Ninja Wizard Book 1]]'' has a variant without time travel. Harry uses a spell that places your thoughts on paper to make animated drawings of eleven-year-old, teenage and adult Voldemort. The teenager goes into the eleven-year-old's drawing to rescue him from a fit of anger on adult Voldemort's part, and when the eleven-year-old is told that the adult version is what became of both of them he's visibly horrified.

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* ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/10824855/chapters/24092589 Ninja Wizard Book 1]]'' has a variant an example without time travel. Harry uses a spell that places your thoughts on paper to make animated drawings of eleven-year-old, teenage and adult Voldemort. The teenager goes into the eleven-year-old's drawing to rescue him from a fit of anger on adult Voldemort's part, and when the eleven-year-old is told that the adult version is what became of both of them he's visibly horrified.
4th Jul '17 1:59:58 PM DrFraud
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* ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/10824855/chapters/24092589 Ninja Wixard Book 1]]'' has a variant without time travel. Harry uses a spell that places your thoughts on paper to make animated drawings of eleven-year-old, teenage and adult Voldemort. The teenager goes into the eleven-year-old's drawing to rescue him from a fit of anger on adult Voldemort's part, and when the eleven-year-old is told that the adult version is what became of both of them he's visibly horrified.

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* ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/10824855/chapters/24092589 Ninja Wixard Wizard Book 1]]'' has a variant without time travel. Harry uses a spell that places your thoughts on paper to make animated drawings of eleven-year-old, teenage and adult Voldemort. The teenager goes into the eleven-year-old's drawing to rescue him from a fit of anger on adult Voldemort's part, and when the eleven-year-old is told that the adult version is what became of both of them he's visibly horrified.
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