History Main / GroundhogDayLoop

28th Mar '17 6:57:08 PM Ibskib
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** A probably better story that may have been inspired by CED is'' FanFic/Time_Braid'', in which Sakura engages in [[LevelGrinding level grinding]], romance, and investigating who caused time to loop and why they did so. Madness abounds, due to both issues inherent in a time loop and [[MindRape bad actors]].

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** A probably better story that may have been inspired by CED is'' FanFic/Time_Braid'', is TimeBraid [[http://allthetropes.wikia.com/wiki/Time_Braid]], in which Sakura engages in [[LevelGrinding level grinding]], romance, and investigating who caused time to loop and why they did so. Madness abounds, due to both issues inherent in a time loop and [[MindRape bad actors]].
28th Mar '17 6:54:51 PM Ibskib
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** A probably better story that may have been inspired by CED is'' FanFic/Time Braid'', in which Sakura engages in [[LevelGrinding level grinding]], romance, and investigating who caused time to loop and why they did so. Madness abounds, due to both issues inherent in a time loop and [[MindRape bad actors]].

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** A probably better story that may have been inspired by CED is'' FanFic/Time Braid'', FanFic/Time_Braid'', in which Sakura engages in [[LevelGrinding level grinding]], romance, and investigating who caused time to loop and why they did so. Madness abounds, due to both issues inherent in a time loop and [[MindRape bad actors]].
28th Mar '17 6:51:53 PM Ibskib
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** A probably better story that may have been inspired by CED is {{FanFic/Time Braid}}, in which Sakura engages in [[LevelGrinding level grinding]], romance, and investigating who caused time to loop and why they did so. Madness abounds, due to both issues inherent in a time loop and [[MindRape bad actors]].

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** A probably better story that may have been inspired by CED is {{FanFic/Time Braid}}, is'' FanFic/Time Braid'', in which Sakura engages in [[LevelGrinding level grinding]], romance, and investigating who caused time to loop and why they did so. Madness abounds, due to both issues inherent in a time loop and [[MindRape bad actors]].
24th Mar '17 11:49:47 AM AthenaBlue
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** In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33ShortTheInforarium "The Inforarium"]], the Doctor gets a guard at the titular LibraryOfBabel stuck in one because he's left a memory-proof recording, so the guard forgets about it every time he looks away. It's not permanent, though.
12th Mar '17 10:42:01 PM AthenaBlue
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** In an early 1980s serial, the Doctor and Romana are caught in a time loop (called a chronic hysteresis) that repeats after only a couple of minutes. Being Time Lords, they fix the loop within 10 minutes and then get on with the rest of that adventure.

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** In an early 1980s serial, [[Recap/DoctorWhoS18E2Meglos "Meglos"]], the Doctor and Romana are caught in a time loop (called a chronic hysteresis) that repeats after only a couple of minutes. Being Time Lords, they fix the loop within 10 minutes and then get on with the rest of that adventure.



'''Doctor:''' What's the matter?\\

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'''Doctor:''' '''The Doctor:''' What's the matter?\\



'''Doctor:''' That's easy, just waggle his tail!\\

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'''Doctor:''' '''The Doctor:''' That's easy, just waggle his tail!\\



'''Doctor:''' ''[concerned]'' That's the third time.

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'''Doctor:''' '''The Doctor:''' ''[concerned]'' That's the third time.


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** In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33ShortTheInforarium "The Inforarium"]], the Doctor gets a guard at the titular LibraryOfBabel stuck in one because he's left a memory-proof recording, so the guard forgets about it every time he looks away. It's not permanent, though.
12th Mar '17 10:38:43 PM AthenaBlue
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* Not surprisingly, ''Series/DoctorWho'' has played with this as well. In an early 1980s serial, The Doctor and Romana are caught in a time loop (called a chronic hysteresis) that repeats after only a couple of minutes. Being Time Lords, they fix the loop within 10 minutes and then get on with the rest of that adventure.
-->''[The Doctor stumbles]''\\

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* Not surprisingly, ''Series/DoctorWho'' has played with this as well. well.
** Often employed in the series as a weapon (to trap people, ships and sometimes entire planets) as opposed to the effect being a naturally occurring phenomenon that characters stumble into.
** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS10E2CarnivalOfMonsters "Carnival of Monsters"]] featured a version of this. A ship bound for India was taken, shrunk down, and put in a miniature PeopleZoo. The memories of the passengers and crew are then altered to reset after ten minutes so they don't realize that they are never reaching their destination. Unfortunately, the Doctor and Jo Grant are not part of the original loop, leading to them being "discovered" and arrested repeatedly as stowaways.
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In an early 1980s serial, The the Doctor and Romana are caught in a time loop (called a chronic hysteresis) that repeats after only a couple of minutes. Being Time Lords, they fix the loop within 10 minutes and then get on with the rest of that adventure.
-->''[The --->''[The Doctor stumbles]''\\



** The episode "Carnival of Monsters" featured a version of this. A ship bound for India was taken, shrunk down, and put in a miniature PeopleZoo. The memories of the passengers and crew are then altered to reset after ten minutes so they don't realize that they are never reaching their destination. Unfortunately, the Doctor and Jo Grant are not part of the original loop, leading to them being "discovered" and arrested repeatedly as stowaways.
** Often employed in the series as a weapon (to trap people, ships and sometimes entire planets) as opposed to the effect being a naturally occurring phenomenon that characters stumble into.
** Another instance of a loop is in "The Big Bang". River is stuck in a loop to prevent her from dying in the exploding TARDIS. It's a relatively short loop, around 10 seconds long, if that.

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** The episode "Carnival of Monsters" featured a version of this. A ship bound for India was taken, shrunk down, and put in a miniature PeopleZoo. The memories of the passengers and crew are then altered to reset after ten minutes so they don't realize that they are never reaching their destination. Unfortunately, the Doctor and Jo Grant are not part of the original loop, leading to them being "discovered" and arrested repeatedly as stowaways.
** Often employed in the series as a weapon (to trap people, ships and sometimes entire planets) as opposed to the effect being a naturally occurring phenomenon that characters stumble into.
** Another instance of a loop is in
In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E13TheBigBang "The Big Bang". Bang"]], River is stuck in a loop to prevent her from dying in the exploding TARDIS. It's a relatively short loop, around 10 seconds long, if that.
2nd Mar '17 9:43:39 PM xlblplk
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* ''FanFic/TheBestNightEver'' revolves around Prince Blueblood being trapped on the day of the disastrous Grand Galloping Gala [[spoiler: until he ensures that the bearers of the Elements of Harmony actually enjoy themselves at the event. At one point, he ''thinks'' he's pulled it off... but he has everything so rigidly planned and nailed down that nobody, not even him, has any real fun. When the loop starts again after that one, [[DespairEventHorizon he goes out to the garden and considers freeing Discord]].]] Notably, although Pinkie Pie is unaware of the loop, she's so erratic that she always does something different.

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* ''FanFic/TheBestNightEver'' revolves around Prince Blueblood being trapped on the day of the disastrous Grand Galloping Gala [[spoiler: until he ensures that the bearers of the Elements of Harmony actually enjoy themselves at the event. At one point, he ''thinks'' he's pulled it off... but he has everything so rigidly planned and nailed down that nobody, not even him, has any real fun. When the loop starts again after that one, [[DespairEventHorizon he goes out to the garden and considers freeing Discord]].]] Notably, although Pinkie Pie is unaware of the loop, she's so erratic that she always does something different. It unfortunately suffers from significant plagiarism, many lines being ripped nearly word-for-word from the trope-naming movie.
2nd Mar '17 1:54:56 PM MoonByte
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* It happens in ''VideoGame/{{Detention}}'' in-game. [[spoiler: Ray has killed herself out of guilt for having sentenced her loved teacher and multiple classmates to get executed, dooming her to repeat her crime and her death again and again.]] It is implied though that this circle ''might'' have been broken when [[spoiler: Wei comes back to school once he got released from prison]].
19th Feb '17 4:04:01 AM MoonByte
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** In the remake ''Siren Blood Curse'' it is more direct, with one character literally rewinding time. Only that character ''knows'' about it, but all other characters have deja vu's and in general realize that something is wrong. [[spoiler: The game ends with one character ending up in a time loop hell where he will forever fight while another character sends a letter into the past to start the time loop ''again'' since he wasn't satisfied with how it ended, dooming everyone to forever be stuck.]]
19th Feb '17 3:56:24 AM MoonByte
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* There was a Straight-To-TV documentary about (natural) disasters following a scientists life that plays with this trope. He of course is stuck in a loop, but he doesn't actually remember it, "nature" does though. He is trying to get to work, but one thing is always different from the previous loop, causing him to die (from small things such as getting electrocuted because of lighting to big things such as a sudden tornado or tsunami hitting the city) with the narrator at one point cheerfully implying that "the world" doesn't seem to want him to reach his workplace. With each loop he gets closer to work though, only to finally reach it at the end. It is then revealed that [[spoiler: he is a scientist working on creating a black hole. He succeeds in doing so and it sucks him and everything up. [[StableTimeLoop Which is the ''cause'' of the GroundhogDayLoop, with the documentary ending as he dies by at the very beginning again, revealing that "the world" is killing him to try and stop the loop.]]]]

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* There was a Straight-To-TV documentary about (natural) disasters following a scientists life that plays with this trope. He of course is stuck in a loop, but he doesn't actually remember it, "nature" does though. He is trying to get to work, but one thing is always different from the previous loop, causing him to die (from small things such as getting electrocuted because of lighting to big things such as a sudden tornado or tsunami hitting the city) with the narrator at one point cheerfully implying that "the world" doesn't seem to want him to reach his workplace. With each loop he gets closer to work though, only to finally reach it at the end. It is then revealed that [[spoiler: he is a scientist working on creating a black hole. He succeeds in doing so and it sucks him and everything up. [[StableTimeLoop Which is the ''cause'' ''cause'']] of the GroundhogDayLoop, with the documentary ending as he dies by at the very beginning again, revealing that "the world" is killing trying to kill him to permanently try and stop the loop.]]]]]]
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