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24th Aug '16 8:40:12 AM Willbyr
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* In the final [[MultipleEndings Wrong End]] of ''CorpseParty Blood Covered'', [[spoiler:Satoshi finds himself about to relive the horror again, and is unable to keep it from starting]].

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* In the final [[MultipleEndings Wrong End]] of ''CorpseParty ''VideoGame/CorpseParty Blood Covered'', [[spoiler:Satoshi finds himself about to relive the horror again, and is unable to keep it from starting]].



* [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] by the main character of ''VideoGame/HetaOni''; [[LovableCoward Italy]] traps the entire mansion of people in a GroundhogDayLoop by continuously rewinding time, with the hopes of eventually creating a time loop where [[DwindlingParty everybody survives]]. Unfortunately, he proves horrifically inept at this, and instead spends the game watching the [[KillEmAll gristly]] [[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath results]] of his own inability to change fate.

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* [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] {{Invoked|Trope}} by the main character of ''VideoGame/HetaOni''; [[LovableCoward Italy]] traps the entire mansion of people in a GroundhogDayLoop by continuously rewinding time, with the hopes of eventually creating a time loop where [[DwindlingParty everybody survives]]. Unfortunately, he proves horrifically inept at this, and instead spends the game watching the [[KillEmAll gristly]] [[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath results]] of his own inability to change fate.
24th Aug '16 7:37:57 AM anza_sb
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24th Aug '16 7:37:50 AM anza_sb
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* ''LightNovel/ReZero'' starts out as your typical TrappedInAnotherWorld anime, but then the hero is murdered... and wakes up at where he was a few hours ago. Turns out the hero has a "power" that allows him to go back in time after he dies, with the memories about the events before he die still intact.
14th Aug '16 12:58:28 PM Zoriax91
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** In part 4, the villain Yoshikage Kira gains an ability similar to this called "Bites The Dust". Part 7 also has minor antagonist Ringo Roadagain, whose Stand creates six-second loops. Bites the Dust looks like a miniature of Kira's main stand Killer Queen and it causes a GroundhogDayLoop becuase Kira [[spoiler: doesn't know if anyone found out he's not Kosaku Kawajiri, the man he killed to hide his identity]]. Ringo's stand is Mandom, a wristwatch that lets him rewind time by 6 seconds but doesn't erase anyone's memories.
** In Part 5, Gold Experience [[spoiler: Requiem]] has the ability to reset thing to zero, i.e. return them to what they were at the beginning. This causes [[spoiler: Diavolo]] to constantly relive his [[spoiler:death]] and be fully aware of it.

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** In part 4, the villain Yoshikage Kira gains an ability similar to this called "Bites The Dust". Part 7 also has minor antagonist Ringo Roadagain, whose Stand creates six-second loops. Bites the Dust It looks like a miniature of Kira's main stand Killer Queen and it causes a GroundhogDayLoop becuase Kira [[spoiler: doesn't know if anyone found out he's not Kosaku Kawajiri, the man he killed to hide his identity]]. Ringo's stand is Mandom, a wristwatch that lets him rewind time by 6 seconds but doesn't erase anyone's memories.
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** In Part 5, Gold Experience [[spoiler: Requiem]] has the ability to reset thing to zero, i.e. return them to what they were at the beginning. This causes [[spoiler: Diavolo]] to constantly relive his [[spoiler:death]] and be fully aware of it. it.
** Part 7 also has minor antagonist Ringo Roadagain, whose wristwatch-like Stand creates six-second loops. The catch is that it doesn't erase anyone's memories.
4th Aug '16 12:32:58 PM Nazrininator
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* Occurs during the Endless Eight arc in ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'', and its anime adaptation. Haruhi, who has godlike powers, ([[LockedOutOfTheLoop though she is kept forcefully unaware]], due to others fearing what a [[AlphaBitch person like her]] would do should she realize she has such abilities) wishes at the end of the summer break that summer would never end. This accidentally causes a continuous loop of the previous two weeks every time she makes the wish. Which she ends up doing ''15,532 times.'' Each time, only Yuki [[RippleEffectProofMemory completely retains total memory of the previous loops]], while the others, except for Haruhi, suffer from déjà vu, eventually all figuring it out the situation, except for (obviously) Haruhi. Only by forcing everyone to finish their summer homework does Kyon manage to make her not wish for summer to continue, finally ending the loop. When this arc was adapted for the second season of the anime, Creator/KyotoAnimation, in order to have the audience empathize with the extreme boredom and tediousness the characters had to go through, animated the same episode about the arc eight times, with only minor differences for each one.

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* Occurs during the Endless Eight arc in ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'', and its anime adaptation. Haruhi, who has godlike powers, ([[LockedOutOfTheLoop though she is kept forcefully unaware]], due to others fearing what a [[AlphaBitch person like her]] would do should she realize she has such abilities) wishes at the end of the summer break that summer would never end. This accidentally causes a continuous loop of the previous two weeks every time she makes the wish. Which she ends up doing ''15,532 times.'' Each time, only Yuki [[RippleEffectProofMemory completely retains total memory of the previous loops]], while the others, except for Haruhi, suffer from déjà vu, eventually all figuring it out the situation, except for (obviously) Haruhi. Only [[spoiler:Only by forcing everyone to finish their summer homework does Kyon manage to make her not wish for summer to continue, finally ending the loop. loop.]] When this arc was adapted for the second season of the anime, Creator/KyotoAnimation, in order to have the audience empathize with the extreme boredom and tediousness the characters had to go through, animated the same episode about the arc eight times, with only minor differences for each one.
26th Jul '16 4:07:52 PM kataangluvr
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* Creator/{{Charon}}'s game, ''Makoto Mobius'', involves Watarou being stuck in one to save Makoto. Anytime he fails, he gets sent back to the night of Makoto's death. [[spoiler:It's implied that when Watarou escapes the loop by killing himself, the roles will be reversed where Makoto has to save Watarou by doing the exact same thing.]]
25th Jul '16 1:56:11 PM Willbyr
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* The vocaloid song "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04hG4DIlRA4 Heat Haze Days]]" uses this trope as the story. It seems that the two children really are left to repeat the loop forever, implied by the girl's last line, "I've failed again." [[spoiler: According to the KagerouProject, the loop is eventually broken - but the girl dies.]]

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* The vocaloid song "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04hG4DIlRA4 Heat Haze Days]]" uses this trope as the story. It seems that the two children really are left to repeat the loop forever, implied by the girl's last line, "I've failed again." [[spoiler: According to the KagerouProject, Franchise/KagerouProject, the loop is eventually broken - but the girl dies.]]
19th Jul '16 8:15:03 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* In ''Manga/DGrayMan'' 's rather adequately named "Rewinding Town" arc, a small German town repeats October 28th over and over, until Allen and Lenalee (not previously caught in the loop, which was a localized phenomenon caused by [[{{Phlebotinum}} Innocence]]) find a way to fix it. Note that ''only'' the people of that town are in the loop--time is passing as usual for the outside world, and people on the outside are wondering why the heck they keep getting the same phone call every day ordering the same things for the same business. Which is what initially drew the attention of the [[ChurchMilitant Black Order]].

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* In ''Manga/DGrayMan'' 's rather adequately named "Rewinding Town" arc, a small German town repeats October 28th over and over, until Allen and Lenalee (not previously caught in the loop, which was a localized phenomenon caused by [[{{Phlebotinum}} Innocence]]) find a way to fix it.it with the help of a local woman named Miranda Lotto [[spoiler: who then claims said Innocence for herself]]. Note that ''only'' the people of that town are in the loop--time is passing as usual for the outside world, and people on the outside are wondering why the heck they keep getting the same phone call every day ordering the same things for the same business. Which is what initially drew the attention of the [[ChurchMilitant Black Order]].



* ''Manga/KimagureOrangeRoad'' had Kyosuke repeat Christmas three times, trying to get to the party with the "right" girl (without pissing off Madoka or crushing Hikaru's happiness). No-one else was aware of the repeats (though series ButtMonkey Yusaku gets wiped out in increasingly violent accidents each time).

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* ''Manga/KimagureOrangeRoad'' had Kyosuke using his PsychicPowers to repeat Christmas three times, trying to get to the party with the "right" girl (without pissing off Madoka or crushing Hikaru's happiness). No-one else was aware of the repeats (though series ButtMonkey Yusaku gets wiped out in increasingly violent accidents each time).



* ''Anime/ShinMazingerZero'' has this sort of plot, with [[RobotGirl Minerva X]] resetting the universe each time Mazinger turns into a demon.

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* ''Anime/ShinMazingerZero'' has this sort of plot, with [[RobotGirl Minerva X]] resetting the universe each time Kouji becomes a WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds and Mazinger turns into a demon.demon, hoping that the next loop will be the last and definitive one. By the time she ''finally'' manages to pull a mildly good scenario, ''more than 2000 time loops have already taken place'', and [[BrokenBird poor Minerva]] is [[DespairEventHorizon just about to lose all her remaining hopes]].
19th Jul '16 3:24:07 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Series/PainkillerJane'', the Neuro of the episode "Playback" could reset time for a day while trying to kill a Chinese diplomat, and would do so whenever the team prevent him from carrying it out. While he (initially) was the only one completely aware of it, Jane started realizing it as well. Notably, he was DangerouslyGenreSavvy. Once he realized the team would show up to stop him, he started leaving behind various traps to delay them. When ''that'' failed, he set a trap and changed his method (from sniper to drive by shooting) allowing him to successfully kill the diplomat. [[spoiler:The team then killed his mother to force him to go back a day, Jane tackled him when he did which meant she went back as well, and then she took him down.]] Notably, this episode showed that it was possible for Jane to die, if the ChunkySalsaRule was employed. However, this trope then took over, and she was fine in the next loop.

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* In ''Series/PainkillerJane'', the Neuro of the episode "Playback" could reset time for a day while trying to kill a Chinese diplomat, and would do so whenever the team prevent him from carrying it out. While he (initially) was the only one completely aware of it, Jane started realizing it as well. Notably, he was DangerouslyGenreSavvy. Once he realized the team would show up to stop him, he started leaving behind various traps to delay them. When ''that'' failed, he set a trap and changed his method (from sniper to drive by shooting) allowing him to successfully kill the diplomat. [[spoiler:The team then killed his mother to force him to go back a day, Jane tackled him when he did which meant she went back as well, and then she took him down.]] Notably, this episode showed that it was possible for Jane to die, if the ChunkySalsaRule was employed. However, this trope then took over, and she was fine in the next loop.
15th Jul '16 7:21:08 AM FlakyPorcupine
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* While not referenced in game, the manual of ''Videogame/DeadByDaylight'' makes note that the Entity traps the survivors into repeating its game of escape again and again, whether they had lived or died in the previous attempt for seemingly no other reason than its own amusement and [[YourSoulIsMine collecting their soul piece by piece]].
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