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12th May '17 5:31:41 AM explodyboompow
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* [[http://www.unblockedgamesroom.com/warfare-1917 "Warfare 1917"]] is a flash game developed by Con Artist and is the real image of the World War 1. The game is happening on the battlefield between the Allies on one side and the Axis on the other side.
22nd Apr '17 1:53:32 PM lalalei2001
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* Played with in ''Literature/AllOurYesterdays''. Every attempt to stop James from building the time machine or otherwise sabotaging it has been met with failure, leading to death as the only option... but Em can't bring herself to do it and [[spoiler:James ends up killing himself to stop it all]].
12th Mar '17 11:30:48 PM AthenaBlue
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* ''Franchise/TheTwilightZone'':
** ''Series/TheTwilightZone1959'': In the episode "No Time Like the Past", a time-traveler attempts to snipe Hitler during a speech from a hotel window. He had a nice clean shot, then ''his gun jammed''. He is forced to abandon the attempt when the maid calls the police on him. It also handwaves the whole "doesn't think to go back farther" thing, as the time-traveler also attempted to prevent the sinking of the ''Lusitania''. It doesn't work either.
** ''Series/TheTwilightZone2002'': In the episode "Cradle of Darkness", an agent comes back in time and kills an infant Adolf Hitler. In order not to be punished, his maid kidnaps a beggar's baby and it is raised as Hitler, [[StableTimeLoop becoming the one we know.]]

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* ''Franchise/TheTwilightZone'':
** ''Series/TheTwilightZone1959'': In the
''Series/ElChapulinColorado'' has an episode "No Time Like the Past", a time-traveler attempts to snipe where Chapulin goes up against Hitler during himself. [[spoiler: It ends up [[AvertedTrope being an aversion]] when one of Hitler's bumbling lieutenants pulls down a speech from a hotel window. He had a nice clean shot, switch that blows up their headquarters, with all of them inside.]]
--> [[spoiler: '''Chapulin''': And
then ''his gun jammed''. He is forced to abandon history will say that he commited suicide, that the attempt when Allies bombarded the maid calls the police on him. It also handwaves the whole "doesn't think to place... anyway.]]
* ''Series/{{Danger 5}}''
go back farther" thing, as the time-traveler also attempted to prevent the sinking of the ''Lusitania''. It doesn't work either.
** ''Series/TheTwilightZone2002'': In the episode "Cradle of Darkness", an agent comes
back in time and kills an infant Adolf Hitler. In order not only fail to be punished, his maid kidnaps a beggar's baby and it is raised as kill Hitler, [[StableTimeLoop becoming they create a BadFuture where he's taken over the one we know.]]world! Of course Hitler coming BackFromTheDead is a RunningGag in the series, so this is no surprise. What do you expect from a series about ThoseWackyNazis trying to TakeOverTheWorld...in TheSixties?



** ''Doctor Who'' has always used the Daleks as a metaphor for the Nazis, so the following exchange from ''Genesis of the Daleks'' is about as close to this trope as we're going to get:

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** ''Doctor Who'' has always used the Daleks as a metaphor for the Nazis, so the following exchange from ''Genesis [[Recap/DoctorWhoS12E4GenesisOfTheDaleks "Genesis of the Daleks'' Daleks"]] is about as close to this trope as we're going to get:



** PlayedForLaughs in the episode, "Let's Kill Hitler", when the Doctor gets forced at gunpoint by Amy's friend Mels to go back in time to kill Hitler. Meanwhile, the crew of the Teselecta, a time-traveling infiltrator robot crewed by miniature humans who punish {{Karma Houdini}}s, tries to punish Hitler in 1938, only to realize they've come too early (they normally abduct them just before their deaths). Before they can rectify their mistake, the TARDIS comes crashing through the window, [[StableTimeLoop saving Hitler's life]]. Hitler takes the opportunity to shoot the robot, [[spoiler:hitting Mels instead]]. Rory then punches Hitler in the face and locks him in a cupboard, [[RuleOfFunny and he is never heard from again that episode]] while the ''true'' plot starts, [[spoiler: with Mels regenerating and revealed to be River Song]].

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** PlayedForLaughs in the episode, [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E8LetsKillHitler "Let's Kill Hitler", Hitler"]], when the Doctor gets forced at gunpoint by Amy's friend Mels to go back in time to kill Hitler. Meanwhile, the crew of the Teselecta, a time-traveling infiltrator robot crewed by miniature humans who punish {{Karma Houdini}}s, tries to punish Hitler in 1938, only to realize they've come too early (they normally abduct them just before their deaths). Before they can rectify their mistake, the TARDIS comes crashing through the window, [[StableTimeLoop saving Hitler's life]]. Hitler takes the opportunity to shoot the robot, [[spoiler:hitting Mels instead]]. Rory then punches Hitler in the face and locks him in a cupboard, [[RuleOfFunny and he is never heard from again that episode]] while the ''true'' plot starts, [[spoiler: with Mels regenerating and revealed to be River Song]].



** DiscussedTrope in "Kill The Moon". The Doctor mentions taking Clara out to dinner in Berlin in 1937, and that they didn't kill Hitler while they were there, to prove a point that certain points in history are just too monumental for him to dare interfere in them.
** Not played for laughs in ''The Magician's Apprentice'', when [[spoiler: Twelve meets a young Davros, creator of the Daleks, on Skaro. Davros later reminds the Doctor of his choice to abandon Davros by replaying Four's speech from above.]]
* In one rather heavy-handed episode of ''Series/{{Sliders}}'', it was discovered that a world in which California was essentially a Nazi state, complete with the ethnic cleansing of minorities, had never had a Hitler (as per one character's befuddled reaction when Hitler's name is dropped), and had therefore never "learned its lesson", namely the horrors of racial oppression and genocide.
** ''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.]]
* ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'':
** In "Storm Front" Captain Archer is urged by one of the people in the AlternateUniverse where Germany is winning [=WW2=] to use his phase cannons to destroy Berlin, but he tells her to be patient and let him correct history his way. This is a somewhat odd example, as history had already been massively screwed with, and conceivably Archer could have sterilized all of Earth to no ill effect, as the one event he did need to change would reset everything anyway.
** Incidentally, that timeline may (or may not) have been the result of this trope applied to ''Lenin'' - someone assassinated him in 1916, the Soviet Union never came to be, and Hitler could concentrate on the West.

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** DiscussedTrope in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E7KillTheMoon "Kill The Moon". the Moon"]]. The Doctor mentions taking Clara out to dinner in Berlin in 1937, 1938, and that they didn't kill Hitler while they were there, to prove a point that certain points in history are just too monumental for him to dare interfere in them.
** Not played for laughs in ''The [[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E1TheMagiciansApprentice "The Magician's Apprentice'', Apprentice"]], when [[spoiler: Twelve meets a young Davros, creator of the Daleks, on Skaro. Davros later reminds the Doctor of his choice to abandon Davros by replaying Four's speech from above.]]
* In one rather heavy-handed episode of ''Series/{{Sliders}}'', ''Series/TheDrewCareyShow'', Drew contemplates whether it was discovered that a world in which California was essentially a Nazi state, complete with the ethnic cleansing of minorities, had never had a Hitler (as per one character's befuddled reaction when Hitler's name is dropped), and had therefore never "learned its lesson", namely the horrors of racial oppression and genocide.
** ''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.]]
* ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'':
** In "Storm Front" Captain Archer is urged by one of the people in the AlternateUniverse where Germany is winning [=WW2=] to use his phase cannons to destroy Berlin, but he tells her to be patient and let him correct history his way. This is a somewhat odd example, as history had already been massively screwed with, and conceivably Archer could have sterilized all of Earth to no ill effect, as the one event he did need to change
would reset everything anyway.
be moral to kill Hitler, and concludes he couldn't because then there would be no A & E.
** Incidentally, But then he revises his opinion because he'd be on that timeline may (or may not) have been channel all the result of this trope applied to ''Lenin'' - someone assassinated him in 1916, the Soviet Union never came to be, and Hitler could concentrate on the West.time as ''the guy who killed Hitler'', yeah!



* In ''Series/TheMagicians'' a group of students from the 70s or earlier wrote a thesis on going back in time to kill Hitler, even building a time machine to World War II. They failed to account for the fact that Hitler was a skilled battle magician and were killed.
* In series 3 of ''Series/{{Misfits}}'' [[spoiler: an old Jewish man who's bought Curtis' power]] attempts to travel in time and kill Hitler. He accidentally drops his 2011 phone, Hitler finds it and Nazi tech leaps forward sixty years in an instant. When he gets back to 2011, he has created a world where Nazi Germany won the war and now rule Britain.
** [[spoiler: So Kelly gets given the time-travel power and uses it to go back and take the phone off Hitler. And then chin him. And ask him why he's "such a fookin' dick". And then "kick the shit out of him".]]



* In ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' Gordon uses this trope to try and justify killing [[spoiler: Sam]] to Dean, asking him if he was able to sit next to a very young, aspiring Hitler, would he shoot him?
* In ''Series/TheDrewCareyShow'', Drew contemplates whether it would be moral to kill Hitler, and concludes he couldn't because then there would be no A & E.
** But then he revises his opinion because he'd be on that channel all the time as ''the guy who killed Hitler'', yeah!



* In series 3 of ''Series/{{Misfits}}'' [[spoiler: an old Jewish man who's bought Curtis' power]] attempts to travel in time and kill Hitler. He accidentally drops his 2011 phone, Hitler finds it and Nazi tech leaps forward sixty years in an instant. When he gets back to 2011, he has created a world where Nazi Germany won the war and now rule Britain.
** [[spoiler: So Kelly gets given the time-travel power and uses it to go back and take the phone off Hitler. And then chin him. And ask him why he's "such a fookin' dick". And then "kick the shit out of him".]]
* ''Series/{{Danger 5}}'' go back in time and not only fail to kill Hitler, they create a BadFuture where he's taken over the world! Of course Hitler coming BackFromTheDead is a RunningGag in the series, so this is no surprise. What do you expect from a series about ThoseWackyNazis trying to TakeOverTheWorld...in TheSixties?
* In ''Series/TheMagicians'' a group of students from the 70s or earlier wrote a thesis on going back in time to kill Hitler, even building a time machine to World War II. They failed to account for the fact that Hitler was a skilled battle magician and were killed.
* ''Series/ElChapulinColorado'' has an episode where Chapulin goes up against Hitler himself. [[spoiler: It ends up [[AvertedTrope being an aversion]] when one of Hitler's bumbling lieutenants pulls down a switch that blows up their headquarters, with all of them inside.]]
--> [[spoiler: '''Chapulin''': And then history will say that he commited suicide, that the Allies bombarded the place... anyway.]]

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* In series 3 one rather heavy-handed episode of ''Series/{{Misfits}}'' [[spoiler: an old Jewish ''Series/{{Sliders}}'', it was discovered that a world in which California was essentially a Nazi state, complete with the ethnic cleansing of minorities, had never had a Hitler (as per one character's befuddled reaction when Hitler's name is dropped), and had therefore never "learned its lesson", namely the horrors of racial oppression and genocide.
** ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'': A
man who's bought Curtis' power]] claiming to be a time-travelling historian attempts to travel in time and kill Hitler. He accidentally drops invoke this when Picard asks for his 2011 phone, Hitler finds it and Nazi tech leaps forward sixty years in an instant. When he gets back to 2011, he has created a world where Nazi Germany won advice on their crisis of the war and now rule Britain.
**
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: So Kelly gets given is actually a time-travelling conman from the time-travel power and uses it to go back and take the phone off Hitler. And then chin him. And ask him why he's "such a fookin' dick". And then "kick the shit out of him".past.]]
* ''Series/{{Danger 5}}'' ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'':
** In "Storm Front" Captain Archer is urged by one of the people in the AlternateUniverse where Germany is winning [=WW2=] to use his phase cannons to destroy Berlin, but he tells her to be patient and let him correct history his way. This is a somewhat odd example, as history had already been massively screwed with, and conceivably Archer could have sterilized all of Earth to no ill effect, as the one event he did need to change would reset everything anyway.
** Incidentally, that timeline may (or may not) have been the result of this trope applied to ''Lenin'' - someone assassinated him in 1916, the Soviet Union never came to be, and Hitler could concentrate on the West.
* In ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' Gordon uses this trope to try and justify killing [[spoiler: Sam]] to Dean, asking him if he was able to sit next to a very young, aspiring Hitler, would he shoot him?
* ''Franchise/TheTwilightZone'':
** ''Series/TheTwilightZone1959'': In the episode "No Time Like the Past", a time-traveler attempts to snipe Hitler during a speech from a hotel window. He had a nice clean shot, then ''his gun jammed''. He is forced to abandon the attempt when the maid calls the police on him. It also handwaves the whole "doesn't think to
go back farther" thing, as the time-traveler also attempted to prevent the sinking of the ''Lusitania''. It doesn't work either.
** ''Series/TheTwilightZone2002'': In the episode "Cradle of Darkness", an agent comes
back in time and kills an infant Adolf Hitler. In order not only fail to kill be punished, his maid kidnaps a beggar's baby and it is raised as Hitler, they create a BadFuture where he's taken over [[StableTimeLoop becoming the world! Of course Hitler coming BackFromTheDead is a RunningGag in the series, so this is no surprise. What do you expect from a series about ThoseWackyNazis trying to TakeOverTheWorld...in TheSixties?
* In ''Series/TheMagicians'' a group of students from the 70s or earlier wrote a thesis on going back in time to kill Hitler, even building a time machine to World War II. They failed to account for the fact that Hitler was a skilled battle magician and were killed.
* ''Series/ElChapulinColorado'' has an episode where Chapulin goes up against Hitler himself. [[spoiler: It ends up [[AvertedTrope being an aversion]] when
one of Hitler's bumbling lieutenants pulls down a switch that blows up their headquarters, with all of them inside.]]
--> [[spoiler: '''Chapulin''': And then history will say that he commited suicide, that the Allies bombarded the place... anyway.]]
we know.]]
11th Feb '17 2:26:50 PM Beppo
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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ytVdBLMmRno This]] ad for Mercedes has Hitler being run over by a car as a child, as the car "detects dangers before they come up". Not surprisingly, the ad was rejected.

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* [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ytVdBLMmRno com/watch?v=1iopv4BsMD4 This]] ad for Mercedes has Hitler being run over by a car as a child, as the car "detects dangers before they come up". Not surprisingly, the ad was rejected.
24th Dec '16 1:09:52 PM TeraChimera
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* Due to the way time travel works in ''VideoGame/QuantumBreak'', killing Hitler is impossible (long story short, the furthest back you can go is the first activation of the time machine you're using, and the first time machine was activated in 1999). You can find a draft for a book on time travel by Will where a note mentions that [[NeverHeardThatOneBefore he's really sick of hearing jokes about killing Hitler]].
9th Dec '16 3:42:34 AM KayEss
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First of all, it often proves near-impossible to kill the man in the first place; like most dictators he's protected by various [[PraetorianGuard bodyguards]] and [[StateSec security forces]][[note]]and sheer luck[[/note]]. After all, the guy survived about ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attempts_to_kill_Hitler 42 (known) real life assassination attempts]]'' -- maybe one of them was ([[TimeTravelTenseTrouble or will have been]]) yours! Trying to circumvent these by targeting him before his rise to power begins will usually turn out to be ludicrously difficult as well. Locating a lone, disillusioned war veteran wandering around post-WWI Europe is perhaps the ultimate [[NeedleInAStackOfNeedles needle-in-a-haystack]] search.

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First of all, it often proves near-impossible to kill the man in the first place; like most dictators he's protected by various [[PraetorianGuard bodyguards]] and [[StateSec security forces]][[note]]and sheer luck[[/note]]. After all, the guy survived about ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attempts_to_kill_Hitler org/wiki/Assassination_attempts_on_Adolf_Hitler 42 (known) real life assassination attempts]]'' -- maybe one of them was ([[TimeTravelTenseTrouble or will have been]]) yours! Trying to circumvent these by targeting him before his rise to power begins will usually turn out to be ludicrously difficult as well. Locating a lone, disillusioned war veteran wandering around post-WWI Europe is perhaps the ultimate [[NeedleInAStackOfNeedles needle-in-a-haystack]] search.
9th Dec '16 3:38:15 AM KayEss
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First of all, it often proves near-impossible to kill the man in the first place; like most dictators he's protected by various [[PraetorianGuard bodyguards]] and [[StateSec security forces]][[note]]And sheer luck.[[/note]]. After all, the guy survived about ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attempts_to_kill_Hitler 42 (known) real life assassination attempts]]'' -- maybe one of them was ([[TimeTravelTenseTrouble or will have been]]) yours! Trying to circumvent these by targeting him before his rise to power begins will usually turn out to be ludicrously difficult as well. Locating a lone, disillusioned war veteran wandering around post-WWI Europe is perhaps the ultimate [[NeedleInAStackOfNeedles needle-in-a-haystack]] search.

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First of all, it often proves near-impossible to kill the man in the first place; like most dictators he's protected by various [[PraetorianGuard bodyguards]] and [[StateSec security forces]][[note]]And forces]][[note]]and sheer luck.[[/note]].luck[[/note]]. After all, the guy survived about ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attempts_to_kill_Hitler 42 (known) real life assassination attempts]]'' -- maybe one of them was ([[TimeTravelTenseTrouble or will have been]]) yours! Trying to circumvent these by targeting him before his rise to power begins will usually turn out to be ludicrously difficult as well. Locating a lone, disillusioned war veteran wandering around post-WWI Europe is perhaps the ultimate [[NeedleInAStackOfNeedles needle-in-a-haystack]] search.
9th Dec '16 3:36:16 AM KayEss
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First of all, it often proves near-impossible to kill the man in the first place; like most dictators he's protected by various [[PraetorianGuard bodyguards]] and [[StateSec security forces]]. After all, the guy survived about ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attempts_to_kill_Hitler 42 (known) real life assassination attempts]]'' -- maybe one of them was ([[TimeTravelTenseTrouble or will have been]]) yours! Trying to circumvent these by targeting him before his rise to power begins will usually turn out to be ludicrously difficult as well. Locating a lone, disillusioned war veteran wandering around post-WWI Europe is perhaps the ultimate [[NeedleInAStackOfNeedles needle-in-a-haystack]] search.

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First of all, it often proves near-impossible to kill the man in the first place; like most dictators he's protected by various [[PraetorianGuard bodyguards]] and [[StateSec security forces]].forces]][[note]]And sheer luck.[[/note]]. After all, the guy survived about ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attempts_to_kill_Hitler 42 (known) real life assassination attempts]]'' -- maybe one of them was ([[TimeTravelTenseTrouble or will have been]]) yours! Trying to circumvent these by targeting him before his rise to power begins will usually turn out to be ludicrously difficult as well. Locating a lone, disillusioned war veteran wandering around post-WWI Europe is perhaps the ultimate [[NeedleInAStackOfNeedles needle-in-a-haystack]] search.
6th Dec '16 3:49:07 PM Vir
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*** Another TimeTravel episode had Stewie give money to a young Adolf Hitler, thinking he was Charlie Chaplin.

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*** ** Another TimeTravel episode had Stewie give money to a young Adolf Hitler, thinking he was Charlie Chaplin.
25th Nov '16 9:31:29 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''{{Champions}}'' module "Wings of the Valkyrie," the heroes must go back in time to save Hitler after another time traveller kills him before the Nazi Party rises to power... creating an AlternateHistory where things came out even worse (Germany went communist; the West lost the alternate version of World War Two to the German-Soviet alliance; a falling-out between the victors led to World War Three; several cities have been nuked and the major powers don't seem at all afraid of doing it again when the next war breaks out; the United States is sliding into homegrown fascism). Most people in the alternate 1987 have a general sense that [[JustBeforeTheEnd civilization is inevitably going down the drain]]. It caused some complaints from less GenreSavvy readers who had trouble with the premise that offing Hitler might make the world worse.

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* In the ''{{Champions}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Champions}}'' module "Wings of the Valkyrie," the heroes must go back in time to save Hitler after another time traveller kills him before the Nazi Party rises to power... creating an AlternateHistory where things came out even worse (Germany went communist; the West lost the alternate version of World War Two to the German-Soviet alliance; a falling-out between the victors led to World War Three; several cities have been nuked and the major powers don't seem at all afraid of doing it again when the next war breaks out; the United States is sliding into homegrown fascism). Most people in the alternate 1987 have a general sense that [[JustBeforeTheEnd civilization is inevitably going down the drain]]. It caused some complaints from less GenreSavvy readers who had trouble with the premise that offing Hitler might make the world worse.
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