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* Played with in ''Webcomic/LsEmpire''. Void first met Reco when he was sent 700 years into the future. Then he gets back to the present and Reco recognizes him since gods can see things from the perspective of the readers (and thus remembers what happened in the future).
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* In the ''ComicBook/DoctorWhoTitan'' Eleventh Doctor comics, the Doctor encounters SociopathicSoldier August Hart twice, in opposite mutual order. He's puzzled when he first meets Hart, and Hart instantly recognises him and accuses him of destroying his career.
15th Jul '16 2:12:56 PM Enkida
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* In ''Fanfic/MementoVivere'', a ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'' fanfiction, Rikku's first greeting and subsequent intereactions with Jecht display this trope behavior.

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* In ''Fanfic/MementoVivere'', a ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'' VideoGame/FinalFantasyX fanfiction, Rikku's first greeting and subsequent intereactions with Jecht display this trope behavior.
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* In ''Fanfic/MementoVivere'', a ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'' fanfiction, Rikku's first greeting and subsequent intereactions with Jecht display this trope behavior.
* In ''Fanfic/PonyPOVSeries'', Rancor thanks Twilight for the ribbon she keeps tied to her spear, much to Twilight's surprise, as this was the first time (from her perspective) that she'd met Rancor.



* In ''Fanfic/PonyPOVSeries'', Rancor thanks Twilight for the ribbon she keeps tied to her spear, much to Twilight's surprise, as this was the first time (from her perspective) that she'd met Rancor.
6th Jul '16 2:06:12 PM StFan
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-->-- '''The Doctor''', ''Series/DoctorWho'', [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E10Blink "Blink"]]

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-->-- '''The Doctor''', ''Series/DoctorWho'', [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E10Blink "Blink"]]
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Related to TimeTravelTenseTrouble, the difference being that rather than confusion over what he will have done, Bob doesn't remember the 'first' time he met Alice. If the timeline has been changed to them never having met, one may comment that the other seems familiar, [[WistfulAmnesia but it must be their imagination.]]

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Related to TimeTravelTenseTrouble, the difference being that rather than confusion over what he will have done, Bob doesn't remember the 'first' "first" time he met Alice. If the timeline has been changed to them never having met, one may comment that the other seems familiar, [[WistfulAmnesia but it must be their imagination.]]



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* ''[[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya]]'' has an interesting twist on this in the first anime episode: Kyon and Haruhi ''have'' met before (thanks to the StableTimeLoop of "Bamboo Leaf Rhapsody"), but ''neither'' of them know it yet.
** Monkeyed with again when Kyon recognizes Future!Mikuru when she accosts him, but she insists on "proving" her identity anyway: by revealing a mole on her breast he didn't know was there. Kyon then completes the Stable Time Loop by pointing it out to Present!Mikuru after the encounter.

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* ''[[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya]]'' Suzumiya]]'':
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has an interesting twist on this in the first anime episode: Kyon and Haruhi ''have'' met before (thanks to the StableTimeLoop of "Bamboo Leaf Rhapsody"), but ''neither'' of them know it yet.
** Monkeyed with again when Kyon recognizes Future!Mikuru Future Mikuru when she accosts him, but she insists on "proving" her identity anyway: by revealing a mole on her breast he didn't know was there. Kyon then completes the Stable Time Loop by pointing it out to Present!Mikuru Present Mikuru after the encounter.



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* The situation came up with Robin and Willow in ComicBook/BuffyTheVampireSlayer season 8 comics.
* When Redwing, a [[ComicBook/TeenTitans Titan]] from the future, saw the present Titans, she recognised her former leader Nightwing. However, the present-day Nightwing hadn't met her yet.

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* The situation came comes up with Robin and Willow in ComicBook/BuffyTheVampireSlayer ''ComicBook/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' season 8 comics.
* ''ComicBook/TeenTitans'': When Redwing, a [[ComicBook/TeenTitans Titan]] Titan from the future, saw sees the present Titans, she recognised recognises her former leader Nightwing. However, the present-day Nightwing hadn't hasn't met her yet.



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* Katherine, aka Kit Bennett, in ''Fanfic/ChildrenOfTime''. When [[Series/DoctorWho the Doctor]], [[Literature/SherlockHolmes Sherlock Holmes, and Dr. John Watson]] meet her for the first time, she already knows all three very well. Her words and behavior as they exchange goodbyes at the end of her episode implies that she will never seen Holmes and Watson again. (The story takes place during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, so both men would most likely be dead already.)

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* Katherine, aka a.k.a. Kit Bennett, in ''Fanfic/ChildrenOfTime''. When [[Series/DoctorWho the Doctor]], [[Literature/SherlockHolmes Sherlock Holmes, and Dr. John Watson]] meet her for the first time, she already knows all three very well. Her words and behavior as they exchange goodbyes at the end of her episode implies that she will never seen Holmes and Watson again. (The story takes place during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, so both men would most likely be dead already.)



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* Both used and averted in ''Literature/TheTimeTravelersWife''. Henry is well aware that Clare is meeting him for the first time when he goes back and she's six, and behaves accordingly. Ditto for anyone else he meets on his time travels. The "oh, we haven't met yet" scenario tends to arrive when he meets people he will time-travel to, but hasn't yet--Clare at the beginning of the novel, and Alba right before she's born and at the very end.
** The first time Henry meets Clare, she seems to know him. After the initial confusion, he is overjoyed to meet someone from his future.

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* Both used and averted in ''Literature/TheTimeTravelersWife''. Henry is well aware that Clare is meeting him for the first time when he goes back and she's six, and behaves accordingly. Ditto for anyone else he meets on his time travels. The "oh, we haven't met yet" scenario tends to arrive when he meets people he will time-travel to, but hasn't yet--Clare at the beginning of the novel, and Alba right before she's born and at the very end.
** The first time Henry meets Clare, she seems to know him. After the initial confusion, he is overjoyed to meet someone from his future.
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* Both used and averted in ''Literature/TheTimeTravelersWife''.
** Henry is well aware that Clare is meeting him for the first time when he goes back and she's six, and behaves accordingly. Ditto for anyone else he meets on his time travels. The "oh, we haven't met yet" scenario tends to arrive when he meets people he will time-travel to, but hasn't yet -- Clare at the beginning of the novel, and Alba right before she's born and at the very end.
** The first time Henry meets Clare, she seems to know him. After the initial confusion, he is overjoyed to meet someone from his future.



* In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' short story, "Root of Evil", the Fourth Doctor and Leela visit a living space station whose inhabitants hate the Doctor to the point that their names are shortened versions of descriptions of pain they will inflict upon the Doctor on their vengeance. This confuses the Doctor, since he hasn't met these people yet. It's not until he's shown a giant statue of the Eleventh Doctor that he realizes this trope is in effect.

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* In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' short story, story "Root of Evil", the Fourth Doctor and Leela visit a living space station whose inhabitants hate the Doctor to the point that their names are shortened versions of descriptions of pain they will inflict upon the Doctor on their vengeance. This confuses the Doctor, since he hasn't met these people yet. It's not until he's shown a giant statue of the Eleventh Doctor that he realizes this trope is in effect.



*** In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E8SilenceInTheLibrary "Silence in the Library"]] and [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E9ForestOfTheDead "Forest of the Dead"]], River Song appears to have known the future Doctor.
*** In her second appearance [[WordOfGod (although probably not their second meeting)]], [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E4TheTimeOfAngels "The Time of Angels"]]/[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E5FleshAndStone "Flesh and Stone"]], it's earlier in ''her'' timeline (she doesn't know she will become a Professor "[[CatchPhrase Spoilers]]!"), but still not her first meeting.
*** And in her third, [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E12ThePandoricaOpens "The Pandorica Opens"]]/[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E13TheBigBang "The Big Bang"]], it's earlier again for her, but still not her first meeting. Amy mentions that River warned them about the Pandorica and gets the response [[TimeTravelTenseTrouble "Maybe I did. But I haven't yet. But I will have."]] She recognises both the Doctor and Amy, but not Rory, although later episodes suggest this was just because he technically didn't exist at this point, and his memory was lost to those close to him. Rory is definitely close to River because [[spoiler: he's her father.]]
*** In her fourth appearance, [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E1TheImpossibleAstronaut "The Impossible Astronaut"]]/[[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E2DayOfTheMoon "Day of the Moon"]], River claims that her and the Doctor's personal timelines are not just out of whack, they're going in completely opposite directions: (nearly) ''every time'' the Doctor meets River, it will be earlier still for her, until eventually the last time he meets her will be the first time ''she'' meets ''him''. (This can't be ''entirely'' true. If it was, comparing diaries would be pointless.) [[spoiler:All of which sets up a [[TearJerker heartbreaking]] FirstKiss / LastKiss.]]
*** The episode [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E7AGoodManGoesToWar "A Good Man Goes to War"]] makes the timey-wimey-ness fifteen times more confusing with the reveal that [[spoiler:River is Amy and Rory's daughter, part time-lord due to being conceived on the TARDIS. This means the Doctor was there the day of her birth, and she's been interacting with parents who don't know who she is for ages.]]

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*** In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E8SilenceInTheLibrary "Silence "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E8SilenceInTheLibrary Silence in the Library"]] Library]]" and [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E9ForestOfTheDead "Forest "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E9ForestOfTheDead Forest of the Dead"]], Dead]]", River Song appears to have known the future Doctor.
*** In her second appearance [[WordOfGod (although probably not their second meeting)]], [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E4TheTimeOfAngels "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E4TheTimeOfAngels The Time of Angels"]]/[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E5FleshAndStone "Flesh Angels]]"/"[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E5FleshAndStone Flesh and Stone"]], Stone]]", it's earlier in ''her'' timeline (she doesn't know she will become a Professor "[[CatchPhrase Spoilers]]!"), but still not her first meeting.
*** And in her third, [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E12ThePandoricaOpens "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E12ThePandoricaOpens The Pandorica Opens"]]/[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E13TheBigBang "The Opens]]"/"[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E13TheBigBang The Big Bang"]], Bang]]", it's earlier again for her, but still not her first meeting. Amy mentions that River warned them about the Pandorica and gets the response [[TimeTravelTenseTrouble "Maybe I did. But I haven't yet. But I will have."]] She recognises recognizes both the Doctor and Amy, but not Rory, although later episodes suggest this was just because he technically didn't exist at this point, and his memory was lost to those close to him. Rory is definitely close to River because [[spoiler: he's [[spoiler:he's her father.]]
*** In her fourth appearance, [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E1TheImpossibleAstronaut "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E1TheImpossibleAstronaut The Impossible Astronaut"]]/[[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E2DayOfTheMoon "Day Astronaut]]"/"[[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E2DayOfTheMoon Day of the Moon"]], Moon]]", River claims that her and the Doctor's personal timelines are not just out of whack, they're going in completely opposite directions: (nearly) ''every time'' the Doctor meets River, it will be earlier still for her, until eventually the last time he meets her will be the first time ''she'' meets ''him''. (This can't be ''entirely'' true. If it was, comparing diaries would be pointless.) [[spoiler:All of which sets up a [[TearJerker heartbreaking]] FirstKiss / LastKiss.]]
*** The episode [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E7AGoodManGoesToWar "A "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E7AGoodManGoesToWar A Good Man Goes to War"]] War]]" makes the timey-wimey-ness fifteen times more confusing with the reveal that [[spoiler:River is Amy and Rory's daughter, part time-lord due to being conceived on the TARDIS. This means the Doctor was there the day of her birth, and she's been interacting with parents who don't know who she is for ages.]]



*** And again in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E13TheWeddingOfRiverSong "The Wedding of River Song"]], where [[spoiler:the Doctor shouldn't meet River anymore -- the last time they met was at her birth, which is her first meeting, therefore his last -- but he does. And they get married.]]
*** Then, the episode [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E5TheAngelsTakeManhattan "The Angels Take Manhattan"]], they seem to be roughly in sync, with River now a professor and the Doctor knowing full well who she is and who she is to him. They act very much like a married couple in this episode.

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*** And again in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E13TheWeddingOfRiverSong "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E13TheWeddingOfRiverSong The Wedding of River Song"]], Song]]", where [[spoiler:the Doctor shouldn't meet River anymore -- the last time they met was at her birth, which is her first meeting, therefore his last -- but he does. And they get married.]]
*** Then, the episode [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E5TheAngelsTakeManhattan "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E5TheAngelsTakeManhattan The Angels Take Manhattan"]], Manhattan]]", they seem to be roughly in sync, with River now a professor and the Doctor knowing full well who she is and who she is to him. They act very much like a married couple in this episode.



** In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E1SmithAndJones "Smith and Jones"]], Martha's first encounter with the Doctor consists in him walking up to her, removing his tie and saying "Like so, see?" She later meets him "again" in the hospital, and when she asks him about why he did that, he denies having done so. At the end of the episode, he goes off in the TARDIS and returns with his tie undone, proving to Martha that the TARDIS is a time machine.
** In the episode [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E10Blink "Blink"]], Sally Sparrow spends the entire episode receiving messages from the Doctor, who's trapped in 1969. At the end of the episode, she finally finds him but he claims he never met her. Sally then realizes that he hasn't been trapped "yet" and then gives him all the means possible to send the messages, thus creating a StableTimeLoop.
** In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E2TheShakespeareCode "The Shakespeare Code"]], there's this exchange with the Doctor and Queen Elizabeth I.

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** In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E1SmithAndJones "Smith "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E1SmithAndJones Smith and Jones"]], Jones]]", Martha's first encounter with the Doctor consists in him walking up to her, removing his tie and saying "Like so, see?" She later meets him "again" in the hospital, and when she asks him about why he did that, he denies having done so. At the end of the episode, he goes off in the TARDIS and returns with his tie undone, proving to Martha that the TARDIS is a time machine.
** In the episode [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E10Blink "Blink"]], "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E10Blink Blink]]", Sally Sparrow spends the entire episode receiving messages from the Doctor, who's trapped in 1969. At the end of the episode, she finally finds him but he claims he never met her. Sally then realizes that he hasn't been trapped "yet" and then gives him all the means possible to send the messages, thus creating a StableTimeLoop.
** In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E2TheShakespeareCode "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E2TheShakespeareCode The Shakespeare Code"]], Code]]", there's this exchange with the Doctor and Queen Elizabeth I.



** Answered by an off-hand remark in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E17E18TheEndOfTime "The End of Time"]]: he marries her (and, it is implied, removes her of the right to go by the title of "Virgin Queen", wink wink nudge nudge). [[Recap/DoctorWho50thASTheDayOfTheDoctor "The Day of the Doctor"]] reveals there was a bit more to it.
** In the old-series story [[Recap/DoctorWhoS26E1Battlefield "Battlefield"]], the combatants on both sides of the eponymous battle immediately recognise the Doctor from an earlier visit to their world -- much to his confusion, since it's still in his future.
** Clara Oswald is another more complicated example - basically, at one point after she had been travelling for him for a few months at last, she stopped some villain's attempt to rewrite the Doctor's entire timeline in a way that involved scattering countless alternate versions of herself everywhere he had gone. These echoes each meet him for the first time, but are more like the more forward, confident (and quite enamoured) Clara from later in series 7 than the more cautious original!Clara from when she first met ''him'', after he eventually notices these conspicuously identical women he keeps running into and tracks the original down, happy to see her again, but also somewhat suspicious since he has yet to find out how her alternate selves came to be. They also have each had various encounters with the other's [[ForgottenFirstMeeting oblivious younger self.]]

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** Answered by an off-hand remark in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E17E18TheEndOfTime "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E17E18TheEndOfTime The End of Time"]]: Time]]": he marries her (and, it is implied, removes her of the right to go by the title of "Virgin Queen", wink wink nudge nudge). [[Recap/DoctorWho50thASTheDayOfTheDoctor "The "[[Recap/DoctorWho50thASTheDayOfTheDoctor The Day of the Doctor"]] Doctor]]" reveals there was a bit more to it.
** In the old-series story [[Recap/DoctorWhoS26E1Battlefield "Battlefield"]], "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS26E1Battlefield Battlefield]]", the combatants on both sides of the eponymous battle immediately recognise recognize the Doctor from an earlier visit to their world -- much to his confusion, since it's still in his future.
** Clara Oswald is another more complicated example - -- basically, at one point after she had has been travelling for him for a few months at last, she stopped stops some villain's attempt to rewrite the Doctor's entire timeline in a way that involved involves scattering countless alternate versions of herself everywhere he had gone. These echoes each meet him for the first time, but are more like the more forward, confident (and quite enamoured) enamored) Clara from later in series 7 than the more cautious original!Clara original Clara from when she first met ''him'', after he eventually notices these conspicuously identical women he keeps running into and tracks the original down, happy to see her again, but also somewhat suspicious since he has yet to find out how her alternate selves came to be. They also have each had various encounters with the other's [[ForgottenFirstMeeting oblivious younger self.]]



* Spoofed in a [[Series/ABitOfFryAndLaurie Fry & Laurie]] sketch about time travel, in which Stephen Fry is visited three times in succession by Hugh Laurie as first a time traveler from five minutes into the future, then a time traveler from five minutes into the past, and finally a present-day scientist working on a device that will certainly not cause time travel as a side effect, all of whom claim not to have met him before. After Laurie leaves the third time, Fry remarks to the audience: "I'm sure, logically, something weird should happen now, but I can't work out what."

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* ''Series/ABitOfFryAndLaurie'': Spoofed in a [[Series/ABitOfFryAndLaurie Fry & Laurie]] Laurie sketch about time travel, in which Stephen Fry is visited three times in succession by Hugh Laurie as first a time traveler from five minutes into the future, then a time traveler from five minutes into the past, and finally a present-day scientist working on a device that will certainly not cause time travel as a side effect, all of whom claim not to have met him before. After Laurie leaves the third time, Fry remarks to the audience: "I'm sure, logically, something weird should happen now, but I can't work out what."



'''Curtis:''' I just changed history - I changed the future.\\

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'''Curtis:''' I just changed history - -- I changed the future.\\



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* In ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', when you speak with Chromie, a time-traveling dragon in humanoid form, she says ", good to see you! Or is this the first time that we've met? I'm in so many places and times right now I sometimes have a hard time keeping track of all of it!"
** Which is used to justify the fact that you may or may not have met her while leveling up, depending on where you chose to go.
* In ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes'', Mender Lazarus greets you with familiarity the first time you meet him, talking about all your past adventures, and doesn't recognize you the third time, due to time travel being funny that way.
** Even better, he [[StableTimeLoop thanks you for figuring out how to solve the crisis he was then due to in the first place.]]
* In the original ''[[TheBardsTaleTrilogy Bard's Tale III]]'', you meet Hawkslayer early in the game. He remembers you, and gives you the password you gave him a long time ago (from his perspective). Later, you have to give the password back to his younger self to get him to join you then.

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* In ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', when you speak with Chromie, a time-traveling dragon in humanoid form, she says ", good "Good to see you! Or is this the first time that we've met? I'm in so many places and times right now I sometimes have a hard time keeping track of all of it!"
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it!" Which is used to justify the fact that you may or may not have met her while leveling up, depending on where you chose to go.
* In ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes'', Mender Lazarus greets you with familiarity the first time you meet him, talking about all your past adventures, and doesn't recognize you the third time, due to time travel being funny that way.
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way. Even better, he [[StableTimeLoop thanks you for figuring out how to solve the crisis he was then due to in the first place.]]
* In the original ''[[TheBardsTaleTrilogy ''[[VideoGame/TheBardsTaleTrilogy Bard's Tale III]]'', you meet Hawkslayer early in the game. He remembers you, and gives you the password you gave him a long time ago (from his perspective). Later, you have to give the password back to his younger self to get him to join you then.



* In ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'' [[spoiler:the main characters discover that the Guru of Life trapped on Mt. Woe is actually Melchior, whom they met in the present. Naturally, they recognize him but not vice versa. Curiously, the Melchior in the present era never gave any indication that he already knew them beforehand...]]
** Because [[spoiler:in the original timeline Melchior was never imprisoned on Mt. Woe. Until Crono & co accidentally sent Magus back to the Dark Ages, Melcior really had never met Crono until the Present Age.]] Time travel is confusing.

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* In ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'' [[spoiler:the main characters discover that the Guru of Life trapped on Mt. Woe is actually Melchior, whom they met in the present. Naturally, they recognize him but not vice versa. Curiously, the Melchior in the present era never gave any indication that he already knew them beforehand...]]
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]] Because [[spoiler:in the original timeline Melchior was never imprisoned on Mt. Woe. Until Crono & co accidentally sent Magus back to the Dark Ages, Melcior really had never met Crono until the Present Age.]] Time travel is confusing.



* In ''VideoGame/TimesplittersFuturePerfect'', there are several missed opportunities for this with the heroes, due to there being 3 different time travel variants being used. However it's played completely straight when the main hero meets the Villain for the third time, except the villain has no idea what his evil scheme is until the hero explains it...
** The Villain then manages to apply this to Himself upon traveling back in time and meeting his younger self and explaining the scheme while the hero can hear it. His younger self's response? "Grandpa?"

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* In ''VideoGame/TimesplittersFuturePerfect'', there are several missed opportunities for this with the heroes, due to there being 3 three different time travel variants being used. However it's played completely straight when the main hero meets the Villain for the third time, except the villain has no idea what his evil scheme is until the hero explains it...
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it... The Villain then manages to apply this to Himself upon traveling back in time and meeting his younger self and explaining the scheme while the hero can hear it. His younger self's response? "Grandpa?"



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* ''IrregularWebcomic'' used this in strip numbers [[http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/2118.html 2118]] and [[http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/2156.html 2156]].
* ''{{Webcomic/Homestuck}}'' has the trolls, who contact the kids at seemingly random points in their timeline. This leads to some incredibly weird conversations.

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* ''IrregularWebcomic''
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%%* ''Webcomic/IrregularWebcomic''
used this in strip numbers [[http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/2118.html 2118]] and [[http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/2156.html 2156]].
* ''{{Webcomic/Homestuck}}'' has the ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'':
** The
trolls, who contact the kids at seemingly random points in their timeline. This leads to some incredibly weird conversations.



* In ''BeyondReality,'' This is how Orion first meets his girlfriend, due [[http://www.beyondrealitycomic.com/?strip_id=276 to problems with inter-dimensional time flow.]]

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* In ''BeyondReality,'' ''Webcomic/BeyondReality,'' This is how Orion first meets his girlfriend, due [[http://www.beyondrealitycomic.com/?strip_id=276 to problems with inter-dimensional time flow.]]



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* ''WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce'' has the aptly-named Paradox, who already knows Ben quite well when they (from Ben's perspective) meet for the first time, due to them working together several times in the future.
-->'''Paradox:''' "Swampfire, that takes me back. Or is it forward? It's so hard to tell, isn't it, Ben? Have we met yet?"
** A RunningGag of sorts with the above quote is that every time Paradox appears in an episode, Ben will use Swampfire at some point.

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* ''WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce'' has the aptly-named aptly named Paradox, who already knows Ben quite well when they (from Ben's perspective) meet for the first time, due to them working together several times in the future.
future. A RunningGag of sorts with the following quote is that every time Paradox appears in an episode, Ben will use Swampfire at some point.
-->'''Paradox:''' "Swampfire, Swampfire, that takes me back. Or is it forward? It's so hard to tell, isn't it, Ben? Have we met yet?"
** A RunningGag of sorts with the above quote is that every time Paradox appears in an episode, Ben will use Swampfire at some point.
yet?



* In ''WesternAnimation/{{X-Men}}'', this was the source of some hilarity in the first time-travel episode. Bishop meets {{Wolverine}} for the first time in the BadFuture, and then he travels back to the past (or rather, the normal Present-time of the series) to SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong. Upon meeting the Wolverine of that time period, Bishop is somehow ''surprised'' that Wolvie doesn't remember him.
** Taking into account the general flexibility of the Marvel universe and timeline in general, plus the fact that Bishop is a time traveler, he might have met him in the past before, and didn't realize this time was prior to that time. Or being Wolverine, he was screwing with him.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{X-Men}}'', ''WesternAnimation/XMen'', this was the source of some hilarity in the first time-travel episode. Bishop meets {{Wolverine}} ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} for the first time in the BadFuture, and then he travels back to the past (or rather, the normal Present-time of the series) to SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong. Upon meeting the Wolverine of that time period, Bishop is somehow ''surprised'' that Wolvie doesn't remember him.
** Taking into account the general flexibility of the Marvel universe and timeline in general, plus the fact that Bishop is a time traveler, he might have met him in the past before, and didn't realize this time was prior to that time. Or being Wolverine, he was screwing with
him.
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* Katherine, aka Kit Bennett, in ''Fanfic/ChildrenOfTime''. When [[Series/DoctorWho the Doctor]], [[Literature/SherlockHolmes Sherlock Holmes, and Dr. John Watson]] meet her for the first time, she already knows all three very well. Her words and behavior as they exchange goodbyes at the end of her episode implies that she will never seen Holmes and Watson again. (The story takes place during WorldWarII, so both men would most likely be dead already.)

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* Katherine, aka Kit Bennett, in ''Fanfic/ChildrenOfTime''. When [[Series/DoctorWho the Doctor]], [[Literature/SherlockHolmes Sherlock Holmes, and Dr. John Watson]] meet her for the first time, she already knows all three very well. Her words and behavior as they exchange goodbyes at the end of her episode implies that she will never seen Holmes and Watson again. (The story takes place during WorldWarII, UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, so both men would most likely be dead already.)



* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' has Goliath running into the London clan. Though he swears he's never met them before, they certainly remember him, and blame him for the death of Griff, one of their members, during [[WorldWarII The Blitz]]. Seeking to figure things out and [[ClearMyName clear his name]] with the Londoners, Goliath heads back in time, and repeatedly saves Griff's life. After several close calls, Goliath decides history apparently ''wants'' Griff dead, so sidesteps fate by [[TimeTravelEscape pulling him into the future with him]], closing the time loop.

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* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' has Goliath running into the London clan. Though he swears he's never met them before, they certainly remember him, and blame him for the death of Griff, one of their members, during [[WorldWarII [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII The Blitz]]. Seeking to figure things out and [[ClearMyName clear his name]] with the Londoners, Goliath heads back in time, and repeatedly saves Griff's life. After several close calls, Goliath decides history apparently ''wants'' Griff dead, so sidesteps fate by [[TimeTravelEscape pulling him into the future with him]], closing the time loop.
1st Jun '16 1:26:08 AM PaulA
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** "Are we inverted?" is a common question in ''Literature/TheCatWhoWalksThroughWalls'' as well.

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** * "Are we inverted?" is a common question in ''Literature/TheCatWhoWalksThroughWalls'' as well.''Literature/TheCatWhoWalksThroughWalls''.


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* Played with in Creator/RogerZelazny's time travel novel ''Literature/{{Roadmarks}}''; on several occasions, people reminisce about a previous meeting with the protagonist then add that they're not sure if it's happened to him yet, because he looked older then. [[spoiler:It turns out that he's growing younger instead of older as time goes on.]]
25th Apr '16 11:11:04 AM erforce
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* In Timesplitters Future Perfect there are several missed opportunities for this with the heroes, due to there being 3 different time travel variants being used. However it's played completely straight when the main hero meets the Villain for the third time, except the villain has no idea what his evil scheme is until the hero explains it...

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* In Timesplitters Future Perfect ''VideoGame/TimesplittersFuturePerfect'', there are several missed opportunities for this with the heroes, due to there being 3 different time travel variants being used. However it's played completely straight when the main hero meets the Villain for the third time, except the villain has no idea what his evil scheme is until the hero explains it...
20th Feb '16 1:52:38 AM Doug86
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* Spoofed in a [[ABitOfFryAndLaurie Fry & Laurie]] sketch about time travel, in which Stephen Fry is visited three times in succession by Hugh Laurie as first a time traveler from five minutes into the future, then a time traveler from five minutes into the past, and finally a present-day scientist working on a device that will certainly not cause time travel as a side effect, all of whom claim not to have met him before. After Laurie leaves the third time, Fry remarks to the audience: "I'm sure, logically, something weird should happen now, but I can't work out what."

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* Spoofed in a [[ABitOfFryAndLaurie [[Series/ABitOfFryAndLaurie Fry & Laurie]] sketch about time travel, in which Stephen Fry is visited three times in succession by Hugh Laurie as first a time traveler from five minutes into the future, then a time traveler from five minutes into the past, and finally a present-day scientist working on a device that will certainly not cause time travel as a side effect, all of whom claim not to have met him before. After Laurie leaves the third time, Fry remarks to the audience: "I'm sure, logically, something weird should happen now, but I can't work out what."
6th Feb '16 9:04:26 PM jormis29
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* Twice in ''{{Okamiden}}'', with the same characters. When Nanami the mermaid first meets Chibiterasu in Agata forest, she greets him as an old friend, but Chibi acts all confused and does not seem to remember her. This is explained later in the game when [[spoiler:Chibi travels nine months into the past and meets Nanami again, and he greets her like a friend but she does not remember him, because for her that was the first time they met.]]

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* Twice in ''{{Okamiden}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Okamiden}}'', with the same characters. When Nanami the mermaid first meets Chibiterasu in Agata forest, she greets him as an old friend, but Chibi acts all confused and does not seem to remember her. This is explained later in the game when [[spoiler:Chibi travels nine months into the past and meets Nanami again, and he greets her like a friend but she does not remember him, because for her that was the first time they met.]]
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