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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.]]
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.
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