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17th Jul '16 5:03:15 PM eroock
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15th Jul '16 6:52:13 AM Willbyr
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* Geronimo of ''{{Kinnikuman}}'' was a BadassNormal who admired [[SuperHero Choujins]] because he was saved by one as a child. When Geronimo was eventually given a trial that would allow him to become a Choujin if he succeeded, he was sent to the past... To both save and inspire ''himself''.

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* Geronimo of ''{{Kinnikuman}}'' ''Manga/{{Kinnikuman}}'' was a BadassNormal who admired [[SuperHero Choujins]] because he was saved by one as a child. When Geronimo was eventually given a trial that would allow him to become a Choujin if he succeeded, he was sent to the past... To both save and inspire ''himself''.



* ''SteinsGate'': "Deceiving the world is not a big deal for a MadScientist, Hououin Kyouma!" [[spoiler:After his ''even more future'' self tells him to deceive his recent-past self into thinking that Kurisu was murdered.]]

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* ''SteinsGate'': ''VisualNovel/SteinsGate'': "Deceiving the world is not a big deal for a MadScientist, Hououin Kyouma!" [[spoiler:After his ''even more future'' self tells him to deceive his recent-past self into thinking that Kurisu was murdered.]]
9th Jul '16 6:34:03 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Comicbook/{{Flash}}'', Wally West mentioned a mysterious figure who gave him some wise advice shortly before he gained his powers (he briefly suspects it was Max Mercury, TheObiWan of speedsters). In the zero issue, he bounces back through his own history, eventually finding himself at that very time and place. For a second he thinks the mysterious figure hasn't shown up, then he realises.

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* In ''Comicbook/{{Flash}}'', Wally West mentioned a mysterious figure who gave him some wise advice shortly before he gained his powers (he briefly suspects it was Max Mercury, TheObiWan master of speedsters). In the zero issue, he bounces back through his own history, eventually finding himself at that very time and place. For a second he thinks the mysterious figure hasn't shown up, then he realises.
21st Jun '16 4:30:14 AM FoxBluereaver
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* ''Series/{{Smallville}}'': In "Homecoming", Clark travels forward several years to the Daily Planet, and meets with his future self (who at this point is already Superman). Future Clark then tells him to go to the roof to save Lois while he prevents a nuclear reactor meltdown accross town. The catch here was that Future Clark [[StableTimeLoop was already expecting his past self, because he himself had already gone through it.]]
13th Jun '16 6:49:46 PM SteveMB
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* The three-part ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' story "A Sitch in Time" is ultimately driven by Shego using the [[TimeMachine Tempus Simia]] to carry out the plan given to her by her future self.
24th May '16 7:07:06 AM DenisK21
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* ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsDreamDropDistance'': [[spoiler:Xehanort took advantage of his body-less state as a Heartless to slip into the past and recruit his own boyhood self for his latest scheme involving Sora and Riku's journey through dreams. And it doesn't stop there; Young Xehanort was tasked with gathering other Xehanorts from across time; the end result was TWELVE Xehanorts, including the final bosses of the first two proper games, all gathering to fulfill the present Xehanort's desire for "thirteen Seekers of Darkness"... with Sora as the thirteenth and final vessel. Yen Sid's jaw dropped when he realized what Xehanort was capable of pulling off.]]
24th May '16 7:02:11 AM DenisK21
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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII2'': People in Valhalla, a world outside of proper history, are able to reach out to people across the timeline in their dreams. Caius Ballad abuses this by communicating with his OWN PAST SELVES from his vantage point in Valhalla. And since Caius has been immortal for a couple thousand years, there's a lot of past selves to contact.
30th Apr '16 5:11:11 PM nombretomado
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* The Planeteers of ''CaptainPlanet'' do this one pretty straight in one of their episode.

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* The Planeteers of ''CaptainPlanet'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Captain Planet|and the Planeteers}}'' do this one pretty straight in one of their episode.
29th Apr '16 6:00:21 PM grapesandmilk
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* Creator/RobertAHeinlein ''loves'' this trope, though his protagonists sometimes have [[StopHelpingMe such a warped definition of "help"]] that it probably qualifies as an inversion. (See: ''Literature/AllYouZombies''.)

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* Creator/RobertAHeinlein ''loves'' this trope, though his protagonists sometimes have [[StopHelpingMe [[UnwantedAssistance such a warped definition of "help"]] that it probably qualifies as an inversion. (See: ''Literature/AllYouZombies''.)
25th Apr '16 10:54:51 AM erforce
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* Every level in ''VideoGame/TimeSplitters: Future Perfect'' has a point where you're helped out by your future self, after which you complete the loop by going back and helping your past self. There's even a section where there are four of you working together to open a door, and the player has to keep time traveling to play out all four roles.

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* Every level in ''VideoGame/TimeSplitters: Future Perfect'' ''VideoGame/TimeSplittersFuturePerfect'' has a point where you're helped out by your future self, after which you complete the loop by going back and helping your past self. There's even a section where there are four of you working together to open a door, and the player has to keep time traveling to play out all four roles.



* In DragonQuestV you meet an NPC who has an aged up sprite of the Hero during the prologue, who asks to briefly see the McGuffin you just acquired. This relic is later destroyed by TheDragon. Much later in the game, you go back in time with a mundane look alike of said McGuffin and swap it with your younger self, since you need the relic in the future, meaning TheDragon destroyed the fake, without anybody realizing it, yourself included.

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* In DragonQuestV ''VideoGame/DragonQuestV'', you meet an NPC who has an aged up sprite of the Hero during the prologue, who asks to briefly see the McGuffin you just acquired. This relic is later destroyed by TheDragon. Much later in the game, you go back in time with a mundane look alike of said McGuffin and swap it with your younger self, since you need the relic in the future, meaning TheDragon destroyed the fake, without anybody realizing it, yourself included.
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