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7th Sep '16 9:51:17 PM DanaO
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* A central element to the plot of ''Literature/MagusRex'' involves the asymmetry in magic-based time travel: in the very distant future generations of mages have spent millennia cultivating the world to generate massive matrices of ambient power. While time travel does require a basic technical mastery of magic, with that it's easy enough to tap enough power to go back to any place and time within human history. But once there in a mana-starved Earth going back again would require a level of strength and experience few have ever attained... or a willingness to take TheSlowPath and spend months setting up hops of a decade at a time. And as halting human aging ''also'' requires considerable amounts of power at hand, the explanation for the scarcity of time travelers becomes evident.
29th Jul '16 1:20:48 PM Willbyr
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23rd Jul '16 11:44:27 AM Daefaroth
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* ''Series/ItsAboutTime'': The initial SeriesGoal for the astronauts [[TrappedInthePast who find themselves stranded with a tribe of cavemen.]]
15th Jul '16 2:11:36 PM Enkida
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* In ''Fanfic/MementoVivere'', a ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'' fanfiction, this is a main plot point of the story.

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* In ''Fanfic/MementoVivere'', a ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'' VideoGame/FinalFantasyX fanfiction, this is a main plot point of the story.
15th Jul '16 1:05:54 PM Enkida
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* In ''Fanfic/MementoVivere'', a ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'' fanfiction, this is a main plot point of the story.
* The ''Anime/CodeGeass'' fanfiction ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7180443/1/My-Mirror-Sword-and-Shield My Mirror, Sword, and Shield]]'', which is based on ''Back to the Future''. Suzaku goes back to the time of Emperor Lelouch, the supposed demonic tyrant who was assassinated before Suzaku was born.



* The ''Anime/CodeGeass'' fanfiction ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7180443/1/My-Mirror-Sword-and-Shield My Mirror, Sword, and Shield]]'', which is based on ''Back to the Future''. Suzaku goes back to the time of Emperor Lelouch, the supposed demonic tyrant who was assassinated before Suzaku was born.
15th Jun '16 5:52:38 PM lavendermintrose
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* The ''Anime/CodeGeass'' fanfiction ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7180443/1/My-Mirror-Sword-and-Shield My Mirror, Sword, and Shield]]'', which is based on ''Back to the Future''. Suzaku goes back to the time of Emperor Lelouch, the supposed demonic tyrant who was assassinated before Suzaku was born.
14th Jun '16 1:12:39 PM katrinahood
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* Inverted in the ''WesternAnimation/ThreeTwoOnePenguins'' episode "Wise Guys", where Jason, Michelle, and the Penguins end up in the future and try to find a way to travel back to their own time.
5th Mar '16 10:11:45 PM dysphere
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', "RoswellThatEndsWell": Supernova radiation collides with radiation from a microwave oven with metal inside to create a wormhole that sends the Planet Express ship back in time, accidentally creating the RoswellIncident and [[spoiler:making Fry [[MyOwnGrandpa his own grandfather]].]] They need a microwave oven in order to go back through the wormhole before it closes in, oh, say... EXACTLY 24 HOURS!

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', "RoswellThatEndsWell": "[[Recap/FuturamaS3E19RoswellThatEndsWell Roswell That Ends Well]]": Supernova radiation collides with radiation from a microwave oven with metal inside to create a wormhole that sends the Planet Express ship back in time, accidentally creating the RoswellIncident and [[spoiler:making Fry [[MyOwnGrandpa his own grandfather]].]] They need a microwave oven in order to go back through the wormhole before it closes in, oh, say... EXACTLY 24 HOURS!
30th Jan '16 10:56:57 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' TOS episode "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Odyssey_of_Flight_33 The Odyssey of Flight 33]]": In 1961, a airliner is sent back to the time of the dinosaurs when it's accelerated to enormous speed by an unusual jet stream. It uses the jet stream to try to get back and ends up in the recent past (1939).

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* ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' TOS ''Series/TheTwilightZone1959'' episode "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Odyssey_of_Flight_33 The Odyssey of Flight 33]]": In 1961, a airliner is sent back to the time of the dinosaurs when it's accelerated to enormous speed by an unusual jet stream. It uses the jet stream to try to get back and ends up in the recent past (1939).



* Each of the players in ''{{Chrononauts}}'' is a time traveler from an alternate history, stranded in our timeline. One of the three ways a player can win is to restore his specific timeline and return home.

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* Each of the players in ''{{Chrononauts}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Chrononauts}}'' is a time traveler from an alternate history, stranded in our timeline. One of the three ways a player can win is to restore his specific timeline and return home.
27th Jan '16 8:01:40 AM LordInsane
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* ''Film/StarTrekIVTheVoyageHome'' has this as a complication -- the strain on the dilithium crystals during the time warp makes them start to decay, meaning the crew have to figure out a way to either replace the crystals or somehow regenerate them to have the energy to get back (or even keep up the cloak for more than a few days), in particular if they plan to get back with the cargo they went back for in the first place. They do implement a solution and with a fair bit of the movie left over, but in the process find themselves with ''[[TimeTravelersAreSpies other]]'' complications...
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