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2nd Sep '17 2:23:55 PM Mario500
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' episode "Back to the Pilot", Stewie and Brian travel back to 1999, where Brian takes the opportunity to warn his past self about [[TheWarOnTerror 9/11]] despite Stewie warning him not to change history. When they return to 2011, Brian is hailed as a hero because he prevented the attacks, and when Brian insists to Stewie that changing history has done nothing but good they then go a little further into the future and discover that the country is a [[AfterTheEnd post-apocalyptic]] nightmare [[TakeThat because of]] UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush. They set things right by going back and telling the versions from the start of the episode not to try changing things.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' episode "Back to the Pilot", Stewie and Brian travel back to 1999, where Brian takes the opportunity to warn his past self about [[TheWarOnTerror 9/11]] the attacks at the World Trade Center in New York, New York and the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia despite Stewie warning him not to change history. When they return to 2011, Brian is hailed as a hero because he prevented the attacks, and when Brian insists to Stewie that changing history has done nothing but good they then go a little further into the future and discover that the country is a [[AfterTheEnd post-apocalyptic]] nightmare [[TakeThat because of]] UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush. They set things right by going back and telling the versions from the start of the episode not to try changing things.
23rd Aug '17 7:56:42 AM GrammarNavi
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Secondly, even if you do manage to kill him, [[NiceJobBreakingItHero something as bad or worse will appear in his place]]: an even smarter and crueler Führer [[GodwinsLawOfTimeTravel who wins the war]]; or UsefulNotes/JosefStalin [[VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert takes advantage of the fact that Germany isn't invading Russia in this new timeline]] and the SovietUnion starts World War II; or [[VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert3 Japan starts its own invasion with giant mecha.]] In addition, if it wasn't for Hitler's nightmarish slaughter of "undesirables" that took place under his leadership, the rest of the world wouldn't have experienced the sort of collective shock upon discovery of the Holocaust that spurred them into beginning the process of purging racist elements from their own nations. After all, the American Civil Rights movement, the end of colonial minority rule in places like India, and other rejections of systems of "racial superiority" only started to take place seriously ''after'' the Holocaust. To do otherwise was to essentially agree with Hitler's beliefs, [[GodwinsLaw something that no sane person would even contemplate after 1945]]. If someone ''does'' kill Hitler, they'll almost always have to [[RubberBandHistory undo]] it to prevent this.

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Secondly, even if you do manage to kill him, [[NiceJobBreakingItHero something as bad or worse will appear in his place]]: an even smarter and crueler Führer [[GodwinsLawOfTimeTravel who wins the war]]; or UsefulNotes/JosefStalin [[VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert takes advantage of the fact that Germany isn't invading Russia in this new timeline]] and the SovietUnion [[UsefulNotes/SovietRussiaUkraineAndSoOn Soviet Union]] starts World War II; or [[VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert3 Japan starts its own invasion with giant mecha.]] In addition, if it wasn't for Hitler's nightmarish slaughter of "undesirables" that took place under his leadership, the rest of the world wouldn't have experienced the sort of collective shock upon discovery of the Holocaust that spurred them into beginning the process of purging racist elements from their own nations. After all, the American Civil Rights movement, the end of colonial minority rule in places like India, and other rejections of systems of "racial superiority" only started to take place seriously ''after'' the Holocaust. To do otherwise was to essentially agree with Hitler's beliefs, [[GodwinsLaw something that no sane person would even contemplate after 1945]]. If someone ''does'' kill Hitler, they'll almost always have to [[RubberBandHistory undo]] it to prevent this.
19th Aug '17 5:06:26 PM zarpaulus
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** ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'': A man claiming to be a time-travelling historian attempts to invoke this when Picard asks for his advice on their crisis of the week. Picard is profoundly unimpressed, calling it a problem for first-year philosophy students rather than reality. It turns out to be a moot point, as the historian [[spoiler: is actually a time-travelling conman from the past.]]

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** * ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'': A man claiming to be a time-travelling historian attempts to invoke this when Picard asks for his advice on their crisis of the week. Picard is profoundly unimpressed, calling it a problem for first-year philosophy students rather than reality. It turns out to be a moot point, as the historian [[spoiler: is actually a time-travelling conman from the past.]]


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* ''Series/MetalHurlantChronicles'': In "The Pledge of Anya", a warrior is sent to kill a child possessed by a demon, but can't bring himself to do it and is shot by police. Then it turns out the kid was Hitler.
* In ''Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S11E03TheTimeTravelers'' Crow is presented with the scenario of a T. rex coming out of a time portal, he says he'd saddle it up and go Hitler-hunting in 1940s Germany.
19th Aug '17 1:41:45 PM HelloLamppost
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* On a closely related note, an episode of ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Freakazoid}} Freakazoid]]'' involves the clownish hero traveling back in time and, almost accidentally, preventing the attack on Pearl Harbor. Realizing what he's done, he wonders what his own time will be like now. "What hath Freak wrought?!" he wonders aloud. He returns home to find that... [[AntiClimax everything is exactly the same,]] except that Creator/SharonStone is now a [[ShakespearianActors Shakespearian actress,]] there are no Creator/ChevyChase movies, and Creator/RushLimbaugh is standing on a street corner collecting charity donations for the poor. He decides these are good changes.

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* On a closely related note, an episode of ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Freakazoid}} Freakazoid]]'' involves the clownish hero traveling back in time and, almost accidentally, preventing the attack on Pearl Harbor. Realizing what he's done, he wonders what his own time will be like now. "What ''"What hath Freak wrought?!" wrought?!"'' he wonders aloud. He returns home to find that... [[AntiClimax everything is exactly the same,]] except that Creator/SharonStone is now a [[ShakespearianActors Shakespearian actress,]] there are no Creator/ChevyChase movies, and Creator/RushLimbaugh is standing on a street corner collecting charity donations for the poor. He decides these are good changes.
19th Aug '17 1:41:15 PM HelloLamppost
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* On a closely related note, an episode of ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Freakazoid}} Freakazoid]]'' involved the clownish hero traveling back in time and, almost accidentally, preventing the attack on Pearl Harbor. Realizing what he's done, he wonders what his own time will be like now. "What hath Freak wrought?!" he wonders aloud. He returns home to find that... [[AntiClimax everything is exactly the same,]] except that Creator/SharonStone is now a [[ShakespearianActors Shakespearian actress,]] there are no Creator/ChevyChase movies, and Creator/RushLimbaugh is standing on a street corner collecting charity donations for the poor. He decides these are good changes.

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* On a closely related note, an episode of ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Freakazoid}} Freakazoid]]'' involved involves the clownish hero traveling back in time and, almost accidentally, preventing the attack on Pearl Harbor. Realizing what he's done, he wonders what his own time will be like now. "What hath Freak wrought?!" he wonders aloud. He returns home to find that... [[AntiClimax everything is exactly the same,]] except that Creator/SharonStone is now a [[ShakespearianActors Shakespearian actress,]] there are no Creator/ChevyChase movies, and Creator/RushLimbaugh is standing on a street corner collecting charity donations for the poor. He decides these are good changes.
19th Aug '17 1:40:36 PM HelloLamppost
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* On a closely related note, an episode of ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Freakazoid}} Freakazoid]]'' involved the clownish hero traveling back in time and, almost accidentally, preventing the attack on Pearl Harbor. Realizing what he's done, he wonders what his own time will be like now. "What hath Freak wrought?!" he wonders aloud. He returns home to find that... everything is exactly the same, except that Creator/SharonStone is now a [[ShakespearianActors Shakespearian actress,]] there are no Creator/ChevyChase movies, and Creator/RushLimbaugh is standing on a street corner collecting charity donations for the poor. He decides these are good changes.

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* On a closely related note, an episode of ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Freakazoid}} Freakazoid]]'' involved the clownish hero traveling back in time and, almost accidentally, preventing the attack on Pearl Harbor. Realizing what he's done, he wonders what his own time will be like now. "What hath Freak wrought?!" he wonders aloud. He returns home to find that... [[AntiClimax everything is exactly the same, same,]] except that Creator/SharonStone is now a [[ShakespearianActors Shakespearian actress,]] there are no Creator/ChevyChase movies, and Creator/RushLimbaugh is standing on a street corner collecting charity donations for the poor. He decides these are good changes.
19th Aug '17 1:39:42 PM HelloLamppost
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* On a closely related note, an episode of ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Freakazoid}} Freakazoid]]'' involved the clownish hero traveling back in time and, almost accidentally, preventing the attack on Pearl Harbor. Realizing what he's done, he wonders what his own time will be like now. "What hath Freak wrought?!" he wonders aloud. He returns home to find that... everything is exactly the same, except that Creator/SharonStone is now a [[ShakespearianActors Shakespearian actress,]] and Creator/RushLimbaugh is standing on a street corner collecting charity donations for the poor. He decides these are good changes.

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* On a closely related note, an episode of ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Freakazoid}} Freakazoid]]'' involved the clownish hero traveling back in time and, almost accidentally, preventing the attack on Pearl Harbor. Realizing what he's done, he wonders what his own time will be like now. "What hath Freak wrought?!" he wonders aloud. He returns home to find that... everything is exactly the same, except that Creator/SharonStone is now a [[ShakespearianActors Shakespearian actress,]] there are no Creator/ChevyChase movies, and Creator/RushLimbaugh is standing on a street corner collecting charity donations for the poor. He decides these are good changes.
19th Aug '17 1:30:54 PM HelloLamppost
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* On a closely related note, an episode of ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Freakazoid}} Freakazoid]]'' involved the clownish hero traveling back in time and, almost accidentally, preventing the attack on Pearl Harbor. Realizing what he's done, he wonders what his own time will be like now. "What hath Freak wrought?!" he wonders aloud. He returns home to find that... everything is exactly the same, except that Creator/SharonStone is now a [[ShakespearianActor Shakespearian actress,]] and Creator/RushLimbaugh is standing on a street corner collecting charity donations for the poor. He decides these are good changes.

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* On a closely related note, an episode of ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Freakazoid}} Freakazoid]]'' involved the clownish hero traveling back in time and, almost accidentally, preventing the attack on Pearl Harbor. Realizing what he's done, he wonders what his own time will be like now. "What hath Freak wrought?!" he wonders aloud. He returns home to find that... everything is exactly the same, except that Creator/SharonStone is now a [[ShakespearianActor [[ShakespearianActors Shakespearian actress,]] and Creator/RushLimbaugh is standing on a street corner collecting charity donations for the poor. poor. He decides these are good changes.
19th Aug '17 1:30:34 PM HelloLamppost
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* On a closely related note, an episode of ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Freakazoid}} Freakazoid]]'' involved the clownish hero traveling back in time and, almost accidentally, preventing the attack on Pearl Harbor. Realizing what he's done, he wonders what his own time will be like now. "What hath Freak wrought?!" he wonders aloud. He returns home to find that... everything is exactly the same, except that Creator/SharonStone is now a [[ShakespearianActor Shakespearian actress,]] and Creator/RushLimbaugh is standing on a street corner collecting charity donations for the poor. He decides these are good changes.
3rd Aug '17 9:34:44 PM BURGINABC
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* ''ComicBook/IKilledAdolfHitler'' plays with this trope: the hero fails to kill Hitler, and the Fuhrer hijacks his time machine to go to future, his disappearing ''does'' prevent the World War II, but the world doesn't get any better.



* The appropriately named graphic novel ''IKilledAdolfHitler'' both subverts and invokes this trope as the center to its entire plot. A down-on-his-luck hitman is hired to go back in time and kill Adolf, using a time machine that is only good for one round trip. Only he bungles the job, and Hitler steals the time machine and escapes to the present. With no way back home, he's forced to [[TheSlowPath live through the intervening years the normal way]], waiting for the day the time machine arrives so he can stop Hitler.

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* The appropriately named graphic novel ''IKilledAdolfHitler'' ''ComicBook/IKilledAdolfHitler'' both subverts and invokes this trope as the center to its entire plot. A down-on-his-luck hitman is hired to go back in time and kill Adolf, using a time machine that is only good for one round trip. Only he bungles the job, and Hitler steals the time machine and escapes to the present. With no way back home, he's forced to [[TheSlowPath live through the intervening years the normal way]], waiting for the day the time machine arrives so he can stop Hitler.
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