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20th Jul '16 8:54:18 PM Eddy1215
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* Shown in the ''FanFic/FacingTheFutureSeries'' where, despite Danny preventing the BadFuture in "The Ultimate Enemy", Skulker and Technus still end up joining forces to form [=SkulkTech=]. When this is pointed out, the subject of whether or not Box Lunch will be born also came up, much to the disgust of Danny, Sam, and Tucker.

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* Shown in the ''FanFic/FacingTheFutureSeries'' where, despite Danny preventing the BadFuture in "The Ultimate Enemy", "WesternAnimation/TheUltimateEnemy", Skulker and Technus still end up joining forces to form [=SkulkTech=]. When this is pointed out, the subject of whether or not Box Lunch will be born also came up, much to the disgust of Danny, Sam, and Tucker.
20th Jul '16 2:23:36 PM Sharlee
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* In ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' episode "The Parallel", an astronaut returns to an alternate Earth where his family and superiors are identical, but he himself has a higher military rank and the ''President'' is different.
15th Jul '16 11:10:59 PM Gamermaster
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** Lampshaded in ''Fanfic/IAmNOTGoingthroughPubertyAgain'', when the seating arrangement for the Chunin Exams ends up identical to the original timeline despite Sakura stating that it would be impossible.

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** Lampshaded in ''Fanfic/IAmNOTGoingthroughPubertyAgain'', when the seating arrangement for the Chunin Exams ends up identical to the original timeline despite Sakura stating that it would be impossible. Most of the characters also end up with the same significant others despite vastly different circumstances.
15th Jul '16 11:05:26 PM Gamermaster
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** Lampshaded in ''Fanfic/IAmNOTGoingthroughPubertyAgain'', when the seating arrangement for the Chunin Exams ends up identical to the original timeline despite Sakura stating that it would be impossible.
15th Jul '16 6:51:54 AM Willbyr
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* The universe of ''SteinsGate'' functions similarly -- Okabe can change minor details of the past, but some events are bound to happen no matter what, unless he can figure out the right butterfly to step on.
28th Jun '16 7:35:35 PM LordInsane
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* In ''Series/{{Star Trek|The Original Series}}'''s "Mirror, Mirror", Kirk visits an AlternateUniverse where the Federation of Planets is a repressive interstellar empire -- but there's still a starship Enterprise, and it has mostly the same crew (although not all of them perform the same functions).

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* In ''Series/{{Star Trek|The Original Series}}'''s "Mirror, Mirror", Kirk visits an AlternateUniverse where the Federation of Planets is a repressive interstellar empire -- but there's still a starship Enterprise, and it has mostly the same crew (although not all of them perform the same functions). Specifically for ''Mirror, Mirror'' there is a partial explanation in that the mechanism of transfer could only happen between realities in which the same (parallel) people were doing the same thing at the same time.
26th Jun '16 9:43:50 PM ShorinBJ
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** Similarly, in the ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' episode "Yesterday's Enterprise", history changing so that the Federation has been at war with the Klingons for the past twenty years has no apparent effect on the Enterprise's command roster except for the absence of Worf and Troi and the survival of Tasha Yar. It does affect the rest of the ship's compliment, though, as instead of nominally carrying 1,014 in Starfleet personnel, civilian crews, families, and passengers, it was a militarized ship capable of carrying 6,000 troops, and the only observed civilian on board was Guinan. ([[CreatorsPet Wesley]] was still there, but as a fully-commissioned officer, when his "main" counterpart was still an acting ensign.)

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** Similarly, in the ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' episode "Yesterday's Enterprise", history changing so that the Federation has been at war with the Klingons for the past twenty years has no apparent effect on the Enterprise's command roster except for the absence of Worf and Troi and the survival of Tasha Yar. It does affect the rest of the ship's compliment, complement, though, as instead of nominally carrying 1,014 in Starfleet personnel, civilian crews, families, and passengers, it was a militarized ship capable of carrying 6,000 troops, and the only observed civilian on board was Guinan. ([[CreatorsPet Wesley]] was still there, but as a fully-commissioned officer, when his "main" counterpart was still an acting ensign.)
26th Jun '16 4:29:13 PM Shishkahuben
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* The ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' book ''Elfangor's Secret'' opens in [[RubberBandHistory an alternate history]] where Visser Four traveled back in time and mucked with (among other things...) the American Revolution and World War II (and Agincourt, but that was because his [[PsychicStatic host body constantly recited]] ''HenryV'' to annoy him), trying to ensure that human society would be oppressive and backwards. He gets results, but all of the Animorphs are alive and superficially similar to their true selves -- Cassie (who is African-American) owns a slave, but her usual-timeline boyfriend, Jake, still considers turning her in to the police because he wonders if her softness towards her slaves means she's liberal and opposes the Empire. Also, BloodKnight Rachel is replaced by her friend Melissa Chapman, as this society "has no use for uppity, aggressive females," and she's in a reeducation camp being taught "her place."

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* The ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' book ''Elfangor's Secret'' opens in [[RubberBandHistory an alternate history]] where Visser Four traveled back in time and mucked with (among other things...) the American Revolution and World War II (and Agincourt, but that was because his [[PsychicStatic host body constantly recited]] ''HenryV'' to annoy him), trying to ensure that human society would be oppressive and backwards. He gets results, but all of the Animorphs are alive and superficially similar to their true selves -- Cassie (who is African-American) owns a slave, but her usual-timeline boyfriend, Jake, still considers turning her in to the police because he wonders if her softness towards her slaves means she's liberal and opposes the Empire. Also, BloodKnight Rachel is replaced by her friend Melissa Chapman, as this society "has no use for uppity, aggressive females," and she's in a reeducation camp being taught "her place."" Toward the end, despite wildly different historical outcomes, the 1960's still features a free-love hippie commune.
--> '''Marco:''' "The United States is gone, or at least way different; the Nazis never happened, Einstein, who knows? But hippies are right when and where they're supposed to be? ... Maybe hippies just have to happen, you know? How else would we have bell-bottoms?"
15th Jun '16 8:38:37 PM nombretomado
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* The ''{{Temeraire}}'' books by Naomi Novik are Napoleonic alternate history [- [[RecycledInSPACE WITH DRAGONS!]] -] The fact that all the major world powers now have air forces has had very little effect on the course of European history, though outside Europe things seem to be considerably more different--particularly in Africa which has an empire built on dragons.

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* The ''{{Temeraire}}'' ''Literature/{{Temeraire}}'' books by Naomi Novik are Napoleonic alternate history [- [[RecycledInSPACE WITH DRAGONS!]] -] The fact that all the major world powers now have air forces has had very little effect on the course of European history, though outside Europe things seem to be considerably more different--particularly in Africa which has an empire built on dragons.
10th Jun '16 10:52:17 AM Doug86
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* Although history progressively changes over the course of the ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' AU fic ''Fanfic/MonarchyOverTheDanube,'' some events still happen more or less as in real life, such as the Spanish Civil War and WorldWarII. Even further on, a few HistoricalDomainCharacter[=s=] still manage to become prominent heads of state, like Queen Elizabeth II for England.

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* Although history progressively changes over the course of the ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' AU fic ''Fanfic/MonarchyOverTheDanube,'' some events still happen more or less as in real life, such as the Spanish Civil War and WorldWarII.UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. Even further on, a few HistoricalDomainCharacter[=s=] still manage to become prominent heads of state, like Queen Elizabeth II for England.



* In Creator/KimNewman's ''Literature/AnnoDracula'' series the central premise is a) vampires are real, as are [[FantasyKitchenSink all fictional characters]] (and more of them are vampires than you'd expect), and b) Dracula vampirised Queen Victoria and ruled Britain for many years. But by the second book, UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne is happening in roughly the same way it did in ours (with a LampshadeHanging that many believe it wouldn't have happened without the vampire influence), and by the third book (set in TheFifties) the vampires seem to have had no real effect on history at all; they exist, but everything else is the same.

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* In Creator/KimNewman's ''Literature/AnnoDracula'' series the central premise is a) vampires are real, as are [[FantasyKitchenSink all fictional characters]] (and more of them are vampires than you'd expect), and b) Dracula vampirised Queen Victoria and ruled Britain for many years. But by the second book, UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne UsefulNotes/WorldWarI is happening in roughly the same way it did in ours (with a LampshadeHanging that many believe it wouldn't have happened without the vampire influence), and by the third book (set in TheFifties) the vampires seem to have had no real effect on history at all; they exist, but everything else is the same.



* Creator/HarryTurtledove's ''Literature/Timeline191'' series is notorious for this. Not only are many of the same historical figures around (albeit often in different positions), but most of the story arc is copy/pasted from the history of Germany and France in UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne and UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo including [[spoiler:the Holocaust happening to southern blacks]].

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* Creator/HarryTurtledove's ''Literature/Timeline191'' series is notorious for this. Not only are many of the same historical figures around (albeit often in different positions), but most of the story arc is copy/pasted from the history of Germany and France in UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne UsefulNotes/WorldWarI and UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo UsefulNotes/WorldWarII including [[spoiler:the Holocaust happening to southern blacks]].



*** ''The Man in with the Iron Heart'' is the worst one - basically, a Nazi-led insurgency in Germany just after UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo somehow succeeds in driving the British and Americans out. This, after fighting the largest and most destructive war in human history against them, but also with the Soviet Union just across the border - and the widely-held belief that as soon as the Allies leave, the Nazis take over again, this time with nuclear weapons!

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*** ''The Man in with the Iron Heart'' is the worst one - basically, a Nazi-led insurgency in Germany just after UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo UsefulNotes/WorldWarII somehow succeeds in driving the British and Americans out. This, after fighting the largest and most destructive war in human history against them, but also with the Soviet Union just across the border - and the widely-held belief that as soon as the Allies leave, the Nazis take over again, this time with nuclear weapons!
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