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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.
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.]]
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