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7th Sep '17 10:01:10 PM kome360
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* In two quests from the Bronze Dragonflight in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', you Help Yourself. In the first, A 'Future You' is brought to help defend the Hourglass of Eternity. In the second, You help you from the past fight off the Infinite, who are after you from the past because you helped the you from the future...
** Also, both time-displaced 'you's are ''dicks''. The Future version makes comments such as, "I fought like this? No wonder I turned to drinking..." while the Past one makes fun of your equipment.
*** Not to mention that both 'you's are ''IDIOTS''. Future/Past Hunter? MELEE. Future/Past Druid? Melee in unshifted caster form!
* In ''[[VideoGame/{{Gradius}} Gradius V]]'', one level has you flying alongside another Vic Viper; at the end of the game, you're catapulted back in time, and it turns out you were the other Vic Viper (your past doppelganger will even do exactly what you did the first time!).

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* In two quests from ''VideoGame/DragonQuestV'', you meet an NPC who has an aged up sprite of the Bronze Dragonflight in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', Hero during the prologue, who asks to briefly see the McGuffin you Help Yourself. In the first, A 'Future You' just acquired. This relic is brought to help defend the Hourglass of Eternity. In the second, You help you from the past fight off the Infinite, who are after you from the past because you helped the you from the future...
** Also, both time-displaced 'you's are ''dicks''. The Future version makes comments such as, "I fought like this? No wonder I turned to drinking..." while the Past one makes fun of your equipment.
*** Not to mention that both 'you's are ''IDIOTS''. Future/Past Hunter? MELEE. Future/Past Druid? Melee
later destroyed by TheDragon. Much later in unshifted caster form!
* In ''[[VideoGame/{{Gradius}} Gradius V]]'', one level has you flying alongside another Vic Viper; at the end of
the game, you're catapulted you go back in time, time with a mundane look alike of said McGuffin and swap it turns out with your younger self, since you were need the other Vic Viper (your past doppelganger will even do exactly what you did relic in the first time!).future, meaning TheDragon destroyed the fake, without anybody realizing it, yourself included.



* Every level in ''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.

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* Every ''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.
* In ''[[VideoGame/{{Gradius}} Gradius V]]'', one
level in ''VideoGame/TimeSplittersFuturePerfect'' has a point where you flying alongside another Vic Viper; at the end of the game, you're helped catapulted back in time, and it turns out by you were the other Vic Viper (your past doppelganger will even do exactly what you did the first time!).
* What
your future self, after which you complete the loop self does in ''TheJourneymanProject 2: Buried In Time'', since he was framed [[spoiler: 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, rogue TSA agent]], and the player only way out was his past self from 2319. He gives you his Jumpsuit and sends you 9 years forward in time, while he himself goes to jail without protest. Since the Jumpsuit has a cloaking device, nobody else noticed you were there.
* [[VideoGame/NoTimeToExplain "I am you from the future. There's"]] '''[[TitleDrop No Time To Explain]]''', [[MindScrew follow me
to keep time traveling to play out all four roles.the- OH CHRIST]]!!!



* What your future self does in ''TheJourneymanProject 2: Buried In Time'', since he was framed [[spoiler: by a rogue TSA agent]], and the only way out was his past self from 2319. He gives you his Jumpsuit and sends you 9 years forward in time, while he himself goes to jail without protest. Since the Jumpsuit has a cloaking device, nobody else noticed you were there.
* In ''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.
* ''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.

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* What Every level in ''VideoGame/TimeSplittersFuturePerfect'' has a point where you're helped out by your future self does in ''TheJourneymanProject 2: Buried In Time'', since he was framed [[spoiler: self, after which you complete the loop by going back and helping your past self. There's even a rogue TSA agent]], section where there are four of you working together to open a door, and the only way out was his past self from 2319. He gives you his Jumpsuit and sends you 9 years forward in time, while he himself goes to jail without protest. Since the Jumpsuit player has a cloaking device, nobody else noticed you were there.
* In ''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 keep 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.
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII2'': People in Valhalla, a world outside of proper history, are able
traveling to reach play 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.all four roles.


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* In two quests from the Bronze Dragonflight in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', you Help Yourself. In the first, A 'Future You' is brought to help defend the Hourglass of Eternity. In the second, You help you from the past fight off the Infinite, who are after you from the past because you helped the you from the future...
** Also, both time-displaced 'you's are ''dicks''. The Future version makes comments such as, "I fought like this? No wonder I turned to drinking..." while the Past one makes fun of your equipment.
*** Not to mention that both 'you's are ''IDIOTS''. Future/Past Hunter? MELEE. Future/Past Druid? Melee in unshifted caster form!
5th Aug '17 12:45:13 PM Kalaong
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'': David Xanatos, Chessmaster and {{Fiction 500}} CorruptCorporateExecutive, comes from a very poor family -- his father was, and still is, a fisherman -- but he received a rare and valuable medieval coin from an [[AnonymousBenefactor unknown benefactor]] on his 18th birthday, along with instructions of what to invest in, so that it would become the 'seed money' for his future fortune. At his own wedding, he -- and several other characters -- are thrown back in time to medieval times, where Xanatos obtains a coin... and then uses his Illuminati contacts to ensure that it'll be sent to him anonymously on his 18th birthday. He also [[WriteBackToTheFuture wrote a second letter, to be delivered to himself a week before his wedding]], explaining just where that coin came from and [[StableTimeLoop what he had to do to ensure that it happened again.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'': David Xanatos, Chessmaster and {{Fiction 500}} CorruptCorporateExecutive, comes from a very poor family -- his father was, and still is, a fisherman -- family, but he received a rare and valuable medieval coin from an [[AnonymousBenefactor unknown benefactor]] AnonymousBenefactor on his 18th birthday, along with instructions which was the seed money for the corporate empire. His father Petros is still the same humble fisherman he was when David was a child, and is contemptuous of what to invest in, so David's fortune having come from absolutely nowhere in the form of that it would become the 'seed money' for his future fortune. coin. At his own wedding, he David -- and several other characters -- are thrown back in time to medieval times, where Xanatos he obtains a coin... and then uses his Illuminati contacts to ensure that it'll be sent to him anonymously on his 18th birthday. He also [[WriteBackToTheFuture wrote a second letter, to be delivered to himself a week before his wedding]], explaining just where that coin came from and [[StableTimeLoop what he had to do to ensure that it happened again.]]]] When David gloats that he is in effect a "SelfMadeMan", his father points out that David sent a rather lengthy letter along with that coin - [[TimeTravelForFunAndProfit future investment advice]] - meaning he's even ''more'' of a lazy cheat than Petros originally thought he was.
31st May '17 12:56:22 PM thatother1dude
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* Used in ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}''. In one episode, we learn that David Xanatos, Chessmaster and {{Fiction500}} CorruptCorporateExecutive, comes from a very poor family - his father was, and still is, a fisherman - but that he received a rare and valuable medieval coin from an [[AnonymousBenefactor unknown benefactor]] on his 18th birthday, along with instructions of what to invest in, so that it would become the 'seed money' for his future fortune. At his own wedding, he - and several other characters - are thrown back in time to medieval times, where Xanatos obtains a coin... and then uses his Illuminati contacts to ensure that it'll be sent to him anonymously on his 18th birthday.
** He also [[WriteBackToTheFuture wrote a second letter to be delivered to himself a week before his wedding]] explaining just where that coin came from and [[StableTimeLoop what he had to do to ensure that it happened again.]]

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* Used in ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}''. In one episode, we learn that ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'': David Xanatos, Chessmaster and {{Fiction500}} {{Fiction 500}} CorruptCorporateExecutive, comes from a very poor family - -- his father was, and still is, a fisherman - -- but that he received a rare and valuable medieval coin from an [[AnonymousBenefactor unknown benefactor]] on his 18th birthday, along with instructions of what to invest in, so that it would become the 'seed money' for his future fortune. At his own wedding, he - -- and several other characters - -- are thrown back in time to medieval times, where Xanatos obtains a coin... and then uses his Illuminati contacts to ensure that it'll be sent to him anonymously on his 18th birthday.
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birthday. He also [[WriteBackToTheFuture wrote a second letter letter, to be delivered to himself a week before his wedding]] wedding]], explaining just where that coin came from and [[StableTimeLoop what he had to do to ensure that it happened again.]]
25th May '17 7:11:44 AM Manny20444
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** However in ''WesternAnimation/Ben10Omniverse'', it is confirmed that the first Ben 10,000 from the Original Series is still canon to the Main Timeline and he comes to the present toward the end of the episode ''Ben Again'' to caution present Ben about the Time War.
10th Apr '17 11:00:17 AM nombretomado
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* Parodied on ''{{Sealab2021}}'', in which numerous Quinns fail to help each other.

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* Parodied on ''{{Sealab2021}}'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Sealab2021}}'', in which numerous Quinns fail to help each other.
12th Mar '17 10:56:29 PM AthenaBlue
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* This is the plot of ''Series/DoctorWho'' serial ''The Three Doctors''. The Time Lords decide the Doctor is the only one who can save Gallifrey and they decide to send someone to help him: himself (his second incarnation).
** "The Impossible Astronaut" has the Eleventh Doctor [[spoiler: send an anonymous letter to his past self summoning him, along with Amy, Rory, and River, to where he dies a couple scenes before]] to investigate.
** Inverted in "The Day of the Doctor", where 'the Moment' summons the War Doctor's future incarnations, the Tenth and Eleventh Doctors, in order to help him make the decision [[spoiler: about whether or not to end the Time War by destroying Gallifrey]].



* In the [[Series/KamenRiderDenO Den-O Trilogy: Episode Yellow]], [[Series/KamenRiderDecade Kamen Rider Diend]] travels back in time to correct a [[PhantomThief theft]] gone sour. In the process he runs into his past self, and after a brief confrontation they work together to fight off an enemy before past-Diend takes the stolen object and sneaks off with it. Present-Diend remarks to himself "Just what I'd expect from the past me."



* O'Brien manages to save his own life a couple of times in ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'''s "Visionary". Then it gets [[YouWillBeBeethoven complicated]].

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* O'Brien manages to ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** This is the plot of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS10E1TheThreeDoctors "The Three Doctors"]]. The Time Lords decide the Doctor is the only one who can
save Gallifrey, and they decide to send someone to help him: himself (his second incarnation).
** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E1TheImpossibleAstronaut "The Impossible Astronaut"]] has the Eleventh Doctor [[spoiler: send an anonymous letter to
his own life past self summoning him, along with Amy, Rory, and River, to where he dies a couple scenes before]] to investigate.
** Inverted in [[Recap/DoctorWho50thASTheDayOfTheDoctor "The Day
of times the Doctor"]], where the Moment summons the War Doctor's future incarnations, the Tenth and Eleventh Doctors, in ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'''s "Visionary". Then it gets [[YouWillBeBeethoven complicated]].order to help him make the decision [[spoiler: about whether or not to end the Time War by destroying Gallifrey]].
* In the [[Series/KamenRiderDenO Den-O Trilogy: Episode Yellow]], [[Series/KamenRiderDecade Kamen Rider Diend]] travels back in time to correct a [[PhantomThief theft]] gone sour. In the process he runs into his past self, and after a brief confrontation they work together to fight off an enemy before past-Diend takes the stolen object and sneaks off with it. Present-Diend remarks to himself "Just what I'd expect from the past me."


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* O'Brien manages to save his own life a couple of times in ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'''s "Visionary". Then it gets [[YouWillBeBeethoven complicated]].
22nd Sep '16 6:40:14 PM nombretomado
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** In ''Ben10UltimateAlien'', Ben accidentally brings his 10 year old self to the future, resulting in the two teaming up.

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** In ''Ben10UltimateAlien'', ''WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien'', Ben accidentally brings his 10 year old self to the future, resulting in the two teaming up.
18th Sep '16 12:49:07 PM nombretomado
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* One {{Archie}} comic has Arch reminisce about almost running away from home, except a mysterious man stopped him. He goes to the past on a magical bicycle and guess who the mysterious man was?

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* One {{Archie}} Franchise/{{Archie|Comics}} comic has Arch reminisce about almost running away from home, except a mysterious man stopped him. He goes to the past on a magical bicycle and guess who the mysterious man was?
12th Sep '16 10:56:03 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''TheTimeTravelersWife'': The grown-up main character teaches his younger self to pick locks and steal wallets.

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* ''TheTimeTravelersWife'': ''Literature/TheTimeTravelersWife'': The grown-up main character teaches his younger self to pick locks and steal wallets.
12th Aug '16 7:48:44 PM nombretomado
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* In ''{{Achron}}'' sending your units from the future to reinforce themselves in the past is actually a fairly basic and common strategy.

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* In ''{{Achron}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Achron}}'' sending your units from the future to reinforce themselves in the past is actually a fairly basic and common strategy.
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