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18th Jun '17 8:11:24 PM Pastykake
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When you combine these two you get the GroundhogPeggySue, in which a character is forced to re-live a significant portion of their life over and over again, always looping back to a certain point in their childhood if he dies or reaches a predetermined point in time. The protagonist tends to be a FailureKnight if the loop depends on them saving someone or killing the BigBad. Sometimes the person looping is trying to avoid some kind of [[ApocalypseHow disaster]]; however, no matter what they do, [[YouCantFightFate the future never changes]] unless of course it goes FromBadToWorse.

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When you combine these two you get the GroundhogPeggySue, Groundhog Peggy Sue, in which a character is forced to re-live a significant portion of their life over and over again, always looping back to a certain point in their childhood if he dies or reaches a predetermined point in time. The protagonist tends to be a FailureKnight if the loop depends on them saving someone or killing the BigBad. Sometimes the person looping is trying to avoid some kind of [[ApocalypseHow disaster]]; however, no matter what they do, [[YouCantFightFate the future never changes]] unless of course it goes FromBadToWorse.
9th Jun '17 8:45:09 PM DPsycho
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** TheReveal at the end of ''Calamity Trigger'' reveals there is a second one at work. Unlike Rachel, [[spoiler:Terumi]] has been trying all long to make things even worse.

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** TheReveal at the end of ''Calamity Trigger'' reveals there is a second one at work. Unlike Rachel, [[spoiler:Terumi]] has been trying all long along to make things even worse.
26th Oct '16 1:27:23 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10096469 The Piper at the Gates of Dawn]]'': a [[ASongOfIceAndFire ASOIAF]]/[[Series/GameOfThrones Game of Thrones]] fic in which [[WarriorPrince Rhaegar]] is given a second chance at life after dying on the Trident. He then decides to change history and stop the impending attack of the[[ZombieApocalypse Others]], but, being an ASOIAF fic, things are... bittersweet, to say the least. Rhaegar ends up in a time loop, stuck with his crazy father, his perfect wife he doesn't love, and the knowledge that the world is ending and he's the only one who can save it. Then he finds a way...

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* ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10096469 The Piper at the Gates of Dawn]]'': a [[ASongOfIceAndFire [[Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire ASOIAF]]/[[Series/GameOfThrones Game of Thrones]] fic in which [[WarriorPrince Rhaegar]] is given a second chance at life after dying on the Trident. He then decides to change history and stop the impending attack of the[[ZombieApocalypse Others]], but, being an ASOIAF fic, things are... bittersweet, to say the least. Rhaegar ends up in a time loop, stuck with his crazy father, his perfect wife he doesn't love, and the knowledge that the world is ending and he's the only one who can save it. Then he finds a way...
30th Aug '16 11:04:28 AM Willbyr
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* ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4475403/1/All_Is_Relative_Except_the_Stubbornness_of_a_Demon All is Relative Except the Stubbornness of a Demon]]'': Because the Kyuubi refuses to die, {{Naruto}} is always sent back in time to the day before the Genin exam whenever he dies, whether it is in battle or of old age.
* ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4705070/1/ In Myriad Ways]]'': {{Naruto}} dies at the Valley of the End and strikes a deal with Death to save Sasuke and starts looping back to before the Chuunin exam.
* ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5193644/1/Time_Braid Time Braid]]'' has [[{{Naruto}} Sakura]] going back to the beginning of the Chunnin Exam over and over again, with the timeline usually resetting with her death, failing the test, or not preventing the later attack from Orochimaru. Eventually, she finds out that Naruto, Sasuke and Hinata are also going through their own personal groundhog loops, each with various states of sanity.
* ''Fanfic/NarutoGameOfTheYearEdition'': Manga/{{Naruto}} jumps from his death at the Valley of the End to an arena of unlockable avatar statues. Each statue is a timeline in need of repair and the dedicated sysadmin staff may actually be [[spoiler: Shinto gods]]. Too bad he's a target for assassins from soon after his birth... Each death before he receives his headband means he has to start over from the beginning and it takes him a ''long'' time to make it to that first checkpoint.

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* ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4475403/1/All_Is_Relative_Except_the_Stubbornness_of_a_Demon All is Relative Except the Stubbornness of a Demon]]'': Because the Kyuubi refuses to die, {{Naruto}} Naruto is always sent back in time to the day before the Genin exam whenever he dies, whether it is in battle or of old age.
* ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4705070/1/ In Myriad Ways]]'': {{Naruto}} Naruto dies at the Valley of the End and strikes a deal with Death to save Sasuke and starts looping back to before the Chuunin exam.
* ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5193644/1/Time_Braid Time Braid]]'' has [[{{Naruto}} Sakura]] Sakura going back to the beginning of the Chunnin Exam over and over again, with the timeline usually resetting with her death, failing the test, or not preventing the later attack from Orochimaru. Eventually, she finds out that Naruto, Sasuke and Hinata are also going through their own personal groundhog loops, each with various states of sanity.
* ''Fanfic/NarutoGameOfTheYearEdition'': Manga/{{Naruto}} Naruto jumps from his death at the Valley of the End to an arena of unlockable avatar statues. Each statue is a timeline in need of repair and the dedicated sysadmin staff may actually be [[spoiler: Shinto [[spoiler:Shinto gods]]. Too bad he's a target for assassins from soon after his birth... Each death before he receives his headband means he has to start over from the beginning and it takes him a ''long'' time to make it to that first checkpoint.



* ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7820743/1/Naruto-Ramen-Days Naruto: Ramen Days]]'': Manga/{{Naruto}} jumps from his death at the Sand-Sound Invasion to just before the Wave Arc. Thanks to interference from the Kyuubi, not only does it take him five lives to make it past the tutorial and reach the first checkpoint after the Chunin Exams, it becomes impossible for him to [[SuddenGameInterface reload]] and [[spoiler: save the life of the Hokage]] before he knew he was in danger. His unlocked teammates retain memories through reloads as well.

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* ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7820743/1/Naruto-Ramen-Days Naruto: Ramen Days]]'': Manga/{{Naruto}} Naruto jumps from his death at the Sand-Sound Invasion to just before the Wave Arc. Thanks to interference from the Kyuubi, not only does it take him five lives to make it past the tutorial and reach the first checkpoint after the Chunin Exams, it becomes impossible for him to [[SuddenGameInterface reload]] and [[spoiler: save the life of the Hokage]] before he knew he was in danger. His unlocked teammates retain memories through reloads as well.
25th Jul '16 1:56:43 PM Willbyr
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* This occurs in the manga ''ShinMazingerZero'', with [[RidiculouslyHumanRobot Minerva]] [[RobotGirl X]] the only one aware of it. [[spoiler: She in fact causes the resets in order to find a timeline where Mazinger does not become a devil and destroys the world. It's shown she's gone through many of these resets since she began as the Minerva X in the ''[[Anime/MazingerZ original anime]]''.]]

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* This occurs in the manga ''ShinMazingerZero'', ''Manga/ShinMazingerZero'', with [[RidiculouslyHumanRobot Minerva]] [[RobotGirl X]] the only one aware of it. [[spoiler: She in fact causes the resets in order to find a timeline where Mazinger does not become a devil and destroys the world. It's shown she's gone through many of these resets since she began as the Minerva X in the ''[[Anime/MazingerZ original anime]]''.]]
25th Jul '16 1:56:25 PM Willbyr
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* Poor, poor [[spoiler: Hibiya]] from ''KagerouProject''. [[spoiler: He's]] been stuck in a PsychologicalTormentZone [[spoiler: for ''decades'']] trying to save [[spoiler: his unrequited crush, Hiyori]]. Naturally, [[spoiler: FailureIsTheOnlyOption]]. Examples include [[spoiler: Hiyori being hit by a truck, Hiyori being stabbed clean through the stomach by an iron pole,]] the list goes on. [[spoiler: He gets out of the loop in the end...[[MindScrew somehow]].]]

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* Poor, poor [[spoiler: Hibiya]] from ''KagerouProject''.''Franchise/KagerouProject''. [[spoiler: He's]] been stuck in a PsychologicalTormentZone [[spoiler: for ''decades'']] trying to save [[spoiler: his unrequited crush, Hiyori]]. Naturally, [[spoiler: FailureIsTheOnlyOption]]. Examples include [[spoiler: Hiyori being hit by a truck, Hiyori being stabbed clean through the stomach by an iron pole,]] the list goes on. [[spoiler: He gets out of the loop in the end...[[MindScrew somehow]].]]
22nd Jul '16 9:54:16 AM WWRU
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* ''VideoGame/Undertale'' has three characters constantly looping through the same couple of days. [[spoiler:Flowey, and then you, get to do it every time you load up the game]], [[RippleEffectProofMemory retaining their memories]] and thus their knowledge of various timelines and events the more they reset. There's also [[spoiler:Sans the skeleton]], but only to a point: it's unclear how much that character remembers of each preceding timeline after a reset, though they know the resets exist, keep mementoes of previous timelines, and can deduce the events of previous loops very accurately. Furthermore, they don't even have a say in when the resets kick in, much less an ability to end it by fulfilling some condition.

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* ''VideoGame/Undertale'' ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' has three characters constantly looping through the same couple of days. [[spoiler:Flowey, and then you, get to do it every time you load up the game]], [[RippleEffectProofMemory retaining their memories]] and thus their knowledge of various timelines and events the more they reset. There's also [[spoiler:Sans the skeleton]], but only to a point: it's unclear how much that character remembers of each preceding timeline after a reset, though they know the resets exist, keep mementoes of previous timelines, and can deduce the events of previous loops very accurately. Furthermore, they don't even have a say in when the resets kick in, much less an ability to end it by fulfilling some condition.
22nd Jul '16 9:53:59 AM WWRU
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* ''VideoGame/Undertale'' has three characters constantly looping through the same couple of days. [[spoiler:Flowey, and then you, get to do it every time you load up the game]], [[RippleEffectProofMemory retaining their memories]] and thus their knowledge of various timelines and events the more they reset. There's also [[spoiler:Sans the skeleton]], but only to a point: it's unclear how much that character remembers of each preceding timeline after a reset (enough to drive them to crippling depression, at any rate), and they don't even have a say in when the resets kick in, much less an ability to end it by fulfilling some condition.

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* ''VideoGame/Undertale'' has three characters constantly looping through the same couple of days. [[spoiler:Flowey, and then you, get to do it every time you load up the game]], [[RippleEffectProofMemory retaining their memories]] and thus their knowledge of various timelines and events the more they reset. There's also [[spoiler:Sans the skeleton]], but only to a point: it's unclear how much that character remembers of each preceding timeline after a reset (enough to drive them to crippling depression, at any rate), reset, though they know the resets exist, keep mementoes of previous timelines, and can deduce the events of previous loops very accurately. Furthermore, they don't even have a say in when the resets kick in, much less an ability to end it by fulfilling some condition.
22nd Jul '16 9:40:23 AM WWRU
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* ''VideoGame/Undertale'' has three characters constantly looping through the same couple of days. [[spoiler:Flowey, and then you, get to do it every time you load up the game]], [[RippleEffectProofMemory retaining their memories]] and thus their knowledge of various timelines and events the more they reset. There's also [[spoiler:Sans the skeleton]], but only to a point: it's unclear how much that character remembers of each preceding timeline after a reset (enough to drive them to crippling depression, at any rate), and they don't even have a say in when the resets kick in, much less an ability to end it by fulfilling some condition.
19th Jul '16 3:25:19 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''EmbricOfWulfhammersCastle'' revolves around this trope... [[TheEndOrIsIt Or Does It]]? [[spoiler: Duchess' strange ability to go back and continue her life from just before an ending so as to allow the player to experience other endings is AllJustADream, but a ''prophetic'' one; Duchess is using a precognitive vision to explore possible futures.]]
* In ''{{Alan Wake}}'s American Nightmare'', Alan's EvilCounterpart, Mr. Scratch, attempts to create a no-win situation for Alan by capturing him in a time-loop; even if he survives the deathly trials of the loop, he will still have to go through them again. However, as Alan and the three women stuck with him in the loop retains memories of the previous cycles, they eventually begin to coordinate their efforts to drive the loop OffTheRails.

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* ''EmbricOfWulfhammersCastle'' ''VideoGame/EmbricOfWulfhammersCastle'' revolves around this trope... [[TheEndOrIsIt Or Does It]]? [[spoiler: Duchess' strange ability to go back and continue her life from just before an ending so as to allow the player to experience other endings is AllJustADream, but a ''prophetic'' one; Duchess is using a precognitive vision to explore possible futures.]]
* In ''{{Alan Wake}}'s American Nightmare'', ''VideoGame/AlanWakesAmericanNightmare'', Alan's EvilCounterpart, Mr. Scratch, attempts to create a no-win situation for Alan by capturing him in a time-loop; even if he survives the deathly trials of the loop, he will still have to go through them again. However, as Alan and the three women stuck with him in the loop retains memories of the previous cycles, they eventually begin to coordinate their efforts to drive the loop OffTheRails.
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