History Main / InSpiteOfANail

30th Jan '16 10:59:04 AM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message
Added namespaces.
* ''{{Chrononauts}}'' has a card called "Your Parents Never Met" which forces a player to pick a new "character" card (thus altering the win conditions for said player).
to:
* ''{{Chrononauts}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Chrononauts}}'' has a card called "Your Parents Never Met" which forces a player to pick a new "character" card (thus altering the win conditions for said player).

* The ''{{GURPS}} 4th Edition'' sourcebook ''Infinite Worlds'' calls parallel worlds that are very similar, despite drastic divergence, "high-inertia". Probably the best example is "The United States of Lizardia", which is very similar to Earth, but with different historical figures. Oh yeah, and instead of humans there are six foot tall lizards. This is, however, explicitly noted as a "weird parallel", and there's a LampshadeHanging in the fact that the text description of the worldline mentions that even some scientists who've been studying the USL for years "don't really believe in it".
to:
* The ''{{GURPS}} ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}} 4th Edition'' sourcebook ''Infinite Worlds'' calls parallel worlds that are very similar, despite drastic divergence, "high-inertia". Probably the best example is "The United States of Lizardia", which is very similar to Earth, but with different historical figures. Oh yeah, and instead of humans there are six foot tall lizards. This is, however, explicitly noted as a "weird parallel", and there's a LampshadeHanging in the fact that the text description of the worldline mentions that even some scientists who've been studying the USL for years "don't really believe in it".

* MagicTheGathering has Sarkhan Vol's home plane of Tarkir. In the original timeline, dragons are extinct and the plane is ruled by feuding walords. After Sarkhan changes the past, Tarkir is ruled by dragons, yet [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=386731 the warlords]] are still around (albeit in [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=394748 much different circumstances]].) And then there's [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=386680 Summit Prowler]] whose only difference between timelines is [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=394717 slightly different art]]. [[spoiler: Although to be fair, not much changes in the life of a yeti.]]
to:
* MagicTheGathering ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' has Sarkhan Vol's home plane of Tarkir. In the original timeline, dragons are extinct and the plane is ruled by feuding walords. After Sarkhan changes the past, Tarkir is ruled by dragons, yet [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=386731 the warlords]] are still around (albeit in [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=394748 much different circumstances]].) And then there's [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=386680 Summit Prowler]] whose only difference between timelines is [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=394717 slightly different art]]. [[spoiler: Although to be fair, not much changes in the life of a yeti.]]
28th Jan '16 10:55:38 PM Mitis
Is there an issue? Send a Message
** ''Film/BackToTheFuture'' is a good example -- Marty accidentally prevents his parents from meeting in 1955, so has to get them together in order to protect his existence. When Marty returns to 1985, his father George is more confident, his mother Lorraine is no longer an alcoholic, his siblings are no longer dead-end losers, Biff is no longer George's supervisor, [[ItMakesSenseInContext Twin Pines Mall is called Lone Pine Mall]] and Marty now owns a spiffy pick-up truck -- but just about ''everything else'' is exactly the same. Marty and his siblings still exist and were still born on the same days, they still live in the same house, his room is exactly the same as in the "old" timeline, Marty is still dating Jennifer, and was planning the exact same trip to the lake as "before". *** Except that no matter what else changes, in every reality and time (at least when the man is around), Uncle Joey is always behind bars. *** When the picture of Marty and his siblings is restored, after Marty fixes the timeline, Doc reacts as though something about Marty's older brother is different than before the images faded (the restored picture is not shown to the audience). Perhaps something in the script didn't make the final cut. *** He's not only reacting to the picture. Pay attention to the dialogue during this sequence: -->'''Marty:''' ''"...I can't believe my dad did that. You know he's never stood up to Biff in his ''life?''"'' -->'''Doc:''' ''"Never?"'' -->'''Marty:''' ''"No, why?"'' -->'''Doc:''' ''"It's not important!"'' *** See, Doc realized that the timeline may have been altered, but since the picture was restored anyway he decided "it's not important!"
to:
** ''Film/BackToTheFuture'' is a good example -- Marty accidentally prevents his parents from meeting in 1955, so has to get them together in order to protect his existence. When Marty Marty's actions change a lot in regards to his family; when he returns to 1985, his father George is a much more confident, confident man and successful author, his mother Lorraine is slimmer and no longer an alcoholic, his siblings are no longer dead-end losers, Biff is no longer George's supervisor, now a somewhat goofy car waxer that looks up to George, and Marty now owns a spiffy pick-up truck, one that he had been eyeing longingly in the original timeline. However, the only change beyond his family and Biff is that [[ItMakesSenseInContext Twin Pines Mall is called Lone Pine Mall]] and Marty now owns a spiffy pick-up truck -- but just about Mall]]; ''everything else'' is exactly the same. Marty and his siblings still exist and were still born on the same days, they still live in the same house, his room is exactly the same as in the "old" timeline, Marty is still dating Jennifer, and was planning the exact same trip to the lake as "before". *** Except that no matter what else changes, in every reality and time (at least when the man is around), Uncle Joey is always behind bars. *** When the picture of Marty and his siblings is restored, after Marty fixes the timeline, Doc reacts as though something about Marty's older brother is different than before the images faded (the restored picture is not shown to the audience). Perhaps something in the script didn't make the final cut. *** He's not only reacting to the picture. Pay attention to the dialogue during this sequence: -->'''Marty:''' ''"...I can't believe my dad did that. You know he's never stood up to Biff in his ''life?''"'' -->'''Doc:''' ''"Never?"'' -->'''Marty:''' ''"No, why?"'' -->'''Doc:''' ''"It's not important!"'' *** See, Doc realized that the timeline may have been altered, but since the picture was restored anyway he decided "it's not important!""before".

*** George fathered the three before Biff had him killed; Lorraine even says Marty looks like his father George. *** Note that Marty's 1985A siblings have apparently reverted to their original Jerkass loser personalities.
to:
*** George fathered the three before Biff had him killed; Lorraine even says Marty looks like his father George. *** Note that George. Also, Marty's 1985A siblings have apparently reverted to their original Jerkass loser personalities.
23rd Jan '16 9:11:51 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message
* In ''StrontiumDog'', it is explained that since time is so vast, time travellers usually only exert minor changes which smooth out over time. It takes a truly catastrophic event to alter history noticeably.
to:
* In ''StrontiumDog'', ''ComicBook/StrontiumDog'', it is explained that since time is so vast, time travellers usually only exert minor changes which smooth out over time. It takes a truly catastrophic event to alter history noticeably.
20th Jan '16 9:17:27 PM Andygal
Is there an issue? Send a Message
* FanFic/TheInfiniteLoops have this hardcoded into their premise. An anchor is intended to stabilize a universe, no matter how many variant loops it goes through.
to:
* FanFic/TheInfiniteLoops have this hardcoded into their premise. An anchor is intended to stabilize a universe, no matter how many variant loops it goes through. Though the Anchor can sometimes replace other characters within a Loop, so they aren't always playing the same role. Also, Fused Loops can have non-native Anchors present. ** There's a running gag in the MLP Loops where no matter what Twilight does, her library will end up being destroyed by the end of the Loop.
8th Jan '16 6:51:09 AM storymasterb
Is there an issue? Send a Message
Added DiffLines:
** Referenced by the FlavorText of [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=394567 Epic Confrontation]], the art of which is a CallBack to [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Discussion.aspx?multiverseid=386652 Savage Punch]] from the original timeline.
25th Dec '15 5:52:59 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message
* In one SilverAge Franchise/{{Superman}} story, Supes asked the supercomputer in his fortress to extrapolate what his life might have been like if Krypton had never exploded. The extrapolated story finally ends with an odd circumstance where this alternate Kal-El acquires super-powers and becomes Superman ''on Krypton.'' Supes and Batman turn away from the screen with just priceless expressions of astonishment.
to:
* In one SilverAge [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] Franchise/{{Superman}} story, Supes asked the supercomputer in his fortress to extrapolate what his life might have been like if Krypton had never exploded. The extrapolated story finally ends with an odd circumstance where this alternate Kal-El acquires super-powers and becomes Superman ''on Krypton.'' Supes and Batman turn away from the screen with just priceless expressions of astonishment.
29th Nov '15 11:30:00 AM Blazer
Is there an issue? Send a Message
Added DiffLines:
* An odd variation in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' during the season five finale "The Cutie Remark". Starlight Glimmer, the villain from the season opener "The Cutie Map", reveals a time travel spell developed by Star Swirl the Bearded and refined by her and uses it to go back in time to stop Rainbow Dash from performing her first Sonic Rainboom, which allowed the Mane Six to get their Cutie Marks at the same time. When Twilight and Spike go back to stop her, all of their attempts to use force to invoke SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong ends up invoking this trope - Starlight wins and the Sonic Rainboom is stopped. Caught between endlessly trying to stop Starlight or letting her win, Twilight decides to TakeAThirdOption: [[spoiler:Dragging Starlight into the next altered timeline and showing her what damage she's caused.]]
25th Nov '15 1:36:01 AM YZQ
Is there an issue? Send a Message
Added DiffLines:
*In ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerTiberianSun'', only the GDI campaign is considered canon. Yet, no matter which campaign is played, Vega will "borrow" Kane's alien ship, the GDI base in Hammerfest will fall, and Kane will create a mega Tiberium missile. The difference is that in the Nod campaign, Slavik managed to retrieve the ship's content, Hammerfest remained in Nod hands ([[spoiler: and was used as the staging ground for their missiles to destroy ''Philadelphia'']]) , and the mega missile is fired off. But in the GDI campaign, it was Mc_Neil who recovered the ship's contents, Hammerfest was eventually recovered (and Nod attacked it in the first place for the Disruptor sonic crystals), and the missile becomes scrap metal. Oh, and Umagon gets captured in both campaigns, although both the causes and aftermath of the captures are different. Also, Slavik would be rescued as he appears in the expansion ''Firestorm''.
17th Nov '15 3:01:36 AM MachRider1985
Is there an issue? Send a Message
Added DiffLines:
* ''Fanfic/TheOneILoveIs'': Although Shinji, Asuka and Rei and their relationship changed a lot throughout the story, most canon tragedies still happened. Their different and improved mindset only changed one thing: [[spoiler:the outcome of the war.]]
7th Nov '15 8:40:05 AM EchoWing
Is there an issue? Send a Message
Added DiffLines:
* Fanfic/{{Quiververse}}: In this storyline, thanks to everything regarding Sunset Shimmer and a desire to avoid becoming a BrokenPedestal, Princess Celestia fills Twilight in on a number of things, particularly the Tree of Harmony. [[spoiler: Thanks to this foreknowledge, Twilight's able to put two and two together regarding the plundervines very quickly once the time comes, and convinces Discord to help deal with them. The vines, however, attack Discord, and she and the rest of the Mane Six are forced to return the Elements to the Tree of Harmony anyway.]]
This list shows the last 10 events of 231. Show all.