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17th Jun '16 3:31:21 AM Doug86
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** It also has consequences beyond his control -- his presence causes the MarvelUniverse to impose itself on the past, and period versions of the Comicbook/{{X-Men}}, [[Comicbook/TheAvengers Avengers]] and other superheroes start appearing.

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** It also has consequences beyond his control -- his presence causes the MarvelUniverse Franchise/MarvelUniverse to impose itself on the past, and period versions of the Comicbook/{{X-Men}}, Comicbook/XMen, [[Comicbook/TheAvengers Avengers]] and other superheroes start appearing.
6th Jun '16 12:30:24 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''[[IslandInTheSeaOfTime The Islander Trilogy]]'' by SMStirling. The island of Nantucket is whisked into 1250 BC, and must contend with Bronze Age cultures and their own crop of power-hungry renegades. This one ''does'' contend with language difficulties, uptime diseases, and so forth; the Nantucketers manage to wipe out huge numbers of Native Americans before they even realize what's going on, because the first party sent to the mainland contains someone with a sniffle. Their language difficulties are moderately eased by the fact that the languages of Europe are, at that point, much closer to still being "Proto-Indo-European"...

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* ''[[IslandInTheSeaOfTime ''[[Literature/IslandInTheSeaOfTime The Islander Trilogy]]'' by SMStirling. The island of Nantucket is whisked into 1250 BC, and must contend with Bronze Age cultures and their own crop of power-hungry renegades. This one ''does'' contend with language difficulties, uptime diseases, and so forth; the Nantucketers manage to wipe out huge numbers of Native Americans before they even realize what's going on, because the first party sent to the mainland contains someone with a sniffle. Their language difficulties are moderately eased by the fact that the languages of Europe are, at that point, much closer to still being "Proto-Indo-European"...
26th May '16 8:01:26 AM TheSinful
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* ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10917821/1/The-questionable-burdens-of-leadership-of-a-troll-Emperor The (Questionable) Burdens of Leadership of a Troll Emperor]]'' begins with Naruto and Xanna traveling to the Franchise/StargateVerse sometime around the 15th century, taking over a minor Goa'uld's world, and improving it's technology over time as they build an empire that eventually spans multiple galaxies. While they do things "slowly" to keep the population from being completely reliant on them, said world goes from Stone Age level technology to at least a century or two ahead of Earth in less than six hundred years. It certainly helps that once the empire has advanced far enough for it to be useful, Xanna and Naruto call in the favor the Asgard owe them and has them teach their people.
11th May '16 1:38:59 PM erforce
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* ''Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles'': Each faction of time travelers is trying to shape the development of technology in their own way. The resistance is assassinating developers of AI that they think could lead to [=SkyNet=] and the various machine factions trying to either pre-stage resources for the war and facilitate [=SkyNet=]'s creation, or in the case of the rebel machines [[spoiler:led by the T-1001/"Catherine Weaver"]] to develop their own AI to oppose [=SkyNet=].

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* ''Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles'': ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'': Each faction of time travelers is trying to shape the development of technology in their own way. The resistance is assassinating developers of AI that they think could lead to [=SkyNet=] and the various machine factions trying to either pre-stage resources for the war and facilitate [=SkyNet=]'s creation, or in the case of the rebel machines [[spoiler:led by the T-1001/"Catherine Weaver"]] to develop their own AI to oppose [=SkyNet=].
22nd Apr '16 1:12:11 PM Faberlich
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** And once again in ''Film/TerminatorGenisys'', where [[spoiler: the T3000/John Connor]] is sent in 2014 to share his knowledge with Cyberdyne to create [=SkyNet=] in the form of the Genisys artificial intelligence software.
13th Apr '16 3:15:46 AM LinTaylor
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* An accidental version occurs in the ''Franchise/KamenRider'' [[MilestoneCelebration 40th anniversary movie]] ''Film/OOODenOAllRidersLetsGoKamenRiders'', where [[Series/KamenRiderOOO Eiji Hino and Ankh]] end up tagging along on one of the [[Series/KamenRiderDenO DenLiner]]'s trips to the past. Ankh loses one of his Cell Medals, which [[NebulousEvilOrganisation Shocker]] finds and reverse-engineers in order to produce a monster powerful enough to defeat the [[Series/KamenRiders original Kamen Riders]], allowing them to TakeOverTheWorld.

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* An accidental version occurs in the ''Franchise/KamenRider'' [[MilestoneCelebration 40th anniversary movie]] ''Film/OOODenOAllRidersLetsGoKamenRiders'', where [[Series/KamenRiderOOO Eiji Hino and Ankh]] end up tagging along on one of the [[Series/KamenRiderDenO DenLiner]]'s trips to the past. Ankh loses one of his Cell Medals, which [[NebulousEvilOrganisation Shocker]] finds and reverse-engineers in order to produce a monster powerful enough to defeat the [[Series/KamenRiders [[Series/KamenRider original Kamen Riders]], allowing them to TakeOverTheWorld.
13th Apr '16 3:15:27 AM LinTaylor
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* An accidental version occurs in the ''Franchise/KamenRider'' [[MilestoneCelebration 40th anniversary movie]] ''Film/OOODenOAllRidersLetsGoKamenRiders'', where [[Series/KamenRiderOOO Eiji Hino and Ankh]] end up tagging along on one of the [[Series/KamenRiderDenO DenLiner]]'s trips to the past. Ankh loses one of his Cell Medals, which [[NebulousEvilOrganisation Shocker]] finds and reverse-engineers in order to produce a monster powerful enough to defeat the [[Series/KamenRiders original Kamen Riders]], allowing them to TakeOverTheWorld.
30th Mar '16 9:37:31 AM Naram-Sin
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** Thanks to its unique combnation of being far too populous and too far away from traditional trade routes, Japan could benefit from this trope without being conquered by a Western nation (the usual result for non-Westerners when better armed Westerners showed up). It happened twice:
*** In the 1500s, the Portuguese introduced modern cannons and arquebuses. These were quickly reverse-engineered and popularized in Japan, changing the way warfare was done there forever. They even copied Spanish galleons in the early 1600s, but these designs were lost when Sakoku was implemented in 1633.
*** After 1853, when Perry's ships forced Japan to open to foreign trade. The Japanese readily adopted Western technology and military doctrine, becoming the only Asian nation to carve its own sphere of influence in the Age of Imperialism.
** It also happened in some Polynesian islands during the 19th century. The natives readily adopted British guns and shipping technology and used it to unify Hawaii or conquer (and genocide) the Chatham Islands from New Zealand, for example. Other times, Western interference resulted in civil wars and ended with the carving up and colonization of the archipelago, such as in Samoa.
18th Feb '16 6:54:24 PM sgamer82
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* Nimue Alban's situation in Creator/DavidWeber's ''Literature/{{Safehold}}'' series lacks time travel, but otherwise fits perfectly. Nimue (or rather a RidiculouslyHumanRobot with her personality) is awoken in the last human world of Safehold, which has been trapped in MedievalStasis for almost a millennium thanks to its [[AGodAmI delusional]] founders. Nimue's objective is to undo this and bring humanity back into the era of space travel. Many details listed in the description are averted, since robots can't get sick, and Nimue has to learn Safeholdian English before she can venture out among its people.
** Merlin/Nimue is aided in this task since this was planned out rather thoroughly and included a library computer, some advanced equipment and a limited manufacturing capacity. Of course there was also the unexpected bonus of [[OneManIndustrialRevolution Baron Seamount and Edwyrd Howsmyn]].
31st Jan '16 5:38:23 PM ZippyJake
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* In early editions of ''{{TabletopGame/Warhammer}}'', it was possible for weapons and people from ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40K'' to find their way into the Chaos Wastes. This is less damaging than most examples, since there's no way to jump-start an industrial revolution from an object that takes stupidly-advanced tech to make. Especially considering that the 40K setting is so reliant on barely-understood ancient tech that they themselves are practically a CargoCult.

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* In early editions of ''{{TabletopGame/Warhammer}}'', it was possible for weapons and people from ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40K'' to find their way into the Chaos Wastes. This is less damaging than most examples, since there's no way to jump-start an industrial revolution from an object that takes stupidly-advanced tech to make. Especially considering that the primary engineers and technicians of the 40K setting is are so reliant on barely-understood and religiously revered ancient tech that they themselves are practically nearly constitute a CargoCult.
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