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5th May '16 5:53:15 AM PaulA
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* In ''The Dragon Waiting'' by Creator/JohnMFord, Christianity never took hold in the Roman Empire, Constantinople didn't fall to the Turks, and France was partitioned between England and Byzantium sometime in the 12th century. The Wars of the Roses still seemingly happen exactly as they do in reality up through the crowning of Edward IV, with the exception of one relatively insignificant death.

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* In ''The Dragon Waiting'' ''Literature/TheDragonWaiting'' by Creator/JohnMFord, Christianity never took hold in the Roman Empire, Constantinople didn't fall to the Turks, and France was partitioned between England and Byzantium sometime in the 12th century. The Wars of the Roses still seemingly happen exactly as they do in reality up through the crowning of Edward IV, with the exception of one relatively insignificant death.
5th May '16 1:56:35 AM PaulA
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* In ''The Dragon Waiting'' by JohnMFord, Christianity never took hold in the Roman Empire, Constantinople didn't fall to the Turks, and France was partitioned between England and Byzantium sometime in the 12th century. The Wars of the Roses still seemingly happen exactly as they do in reality up through the crowning of Edward IV, with the exception of one relatively insignificant death.

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* In ''The Dragon Waiting'' by JohnMFord, Creator/JohnMFord, Christianity never took hold in the Roman Empire, Constantinople didn't fall to the Turks, and France was partitioned between England and Byzantium sometime in the 12th century. The Wars of the Roses still seemingly happen exactly as they do in reality up through the crowning of Edward IV, with the exception of one relatively insignificant death.
3rd May '16 2:21:15 PM BURGINABC
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* In ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'', the basic premise of the movie's setting is that even though human beings never existed, [[ArtMajorBiology some highly improbable convergent evolution came along]] and [[FunnyAnimal anthropomorphized]] ''every single mammal species in existence'', and civilization all the way up to modern society emerged in almost exactly the same way as it would have with humans.
30th Apr '16 6:48:49 PM ReaderAt2046
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* {{Justified}} in ''FanFic/HarryPotterAndTheNightmaresOfFuturesPast''. There is a mysterious character known only as "the agent-in-place" who somehow knows what happened in the original timeline, possesses vast resources and impressive magical power, and secretly acts behind the scenes to ensure that things like Harry violating the Decree For The Reasonable Restriction Of Underage Wizardry, Ginny getting possessed by the diary and Harry getting entered into the Triwizard Tournament still happen, no matter how hard Harry tries to prevent them from happening.
** Notably, Harry has no idea that the "agent-in-place" exists, which means that from his point of view, these canon events still happen even though it no longer makes the least bit of sense for them to happen.
25th Apr '16 3:17:41 AM tuckels
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**** It's mentioned that the reason he lacks delta brain waves is caused by him "doing the nasty in the pasty" & becoming his own grandfather.
21st Apr '16 7:03:32 PM immortalfrieza
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* According to WordOfGod, the MegaManBattleNetwork and VideoGame/MegaManClassic series are a divergence centering on what branch of research was primarily funded and which was cut, either Network AI for the former or Robotics for the latter. Somehow, most of the Robots and AIs in both universes share the same names, abilities, weapons, appearance, and general motif for no apparent reason, as well as most of the people involved are on their same respective sides of good and evil.
18th Apr '16 8:27:11 AM Blazer
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* In IDW's "Deviations" event, we're shown heavy deviations from canon for five continuities: ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformersMovie'', ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'', ''Franchise/GIJoe'', ''ComicBook/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesIDW'' and ''Series/TheXFiles''. In three of them - ''Transformers, Ghostbusters'' and ''G.I. Joe'' - we see that even though [[spoiler:Optimus Prime lives, the Ghostbusters chicken out in crossing the streams and Cobra successfully take over the world with the M.A.S.S. Device]], canon sorts itself out and the original endings happen.
3rd Apr '16 10:16:09 AM Tron80
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* ''FanFic/ShinjiAndWarhammer40K'' is an inversion of this... it isn't the Fanfic that needed the nail, it was ''Canon''. Still plays the first several angels almost completely to canon (with minor changes in character attitudes and relationships and much greater levels of awesomeness) but at about chapter 15 to 20, depending on the reader, it suddenly stops being anything close to canon. Probabably best summed up with the line

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* ''FanFic/ShinjiAndWarhammer40K'' is an inversion of this... it isn't the Fanfic that needed the nail, it was ''Canon''. Still plays the first several angels almost completely to canon (with minor changes in character attitudes and relationships and much greater levels of awesomeness) but at about chapter 15 to 20, depending on the reader, it suddenly stops being anything close to canon. Probabably Probably best summed up with the line


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* ''Fanfic/ThousandShinji'': In spite of his completely different upbringing, new powers and improved relationships with the remaining main characters, Shinji was unable to avert most of tragedies: [[spoiler:Touji still got crippled when Bardiel hijacked an Eva, he still got stuck inside Unit-01, Asuka still was mind-raped by Arael, Rei still blew up when she fought Armisael and Third Impact still happened.]]
18th Mar '16 7:26:28 AM MadSpy
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** In ''Discworld/{{Mort}}'', the title character is acting as [[TheGrimReaper Death]] when he saves a princess that's supposed to die. It turns out her sucessor, while an evil man, would have [[TheFederation united the city-states of the Plains]]. At the end of the book, Mort is reminded he needs to work to ''ensure'' this happens anyway.

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** In ''Discworld/{{Mort}}'', the title character is acting as [[TheGrimReaper Death]] when he saves a princess that's supposed to die. It turns out her sucessor, successor, while an evil man, would have [[TheFederation united the city-states of the Plains]]. At the end of the book, Mort is reminded he needs to work to ''ensure'' this happens anyway.
18th Mar '16 7:07:55 AM MadSpy
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** Though apparently a line they filmed but cut (for what reason?) had future Spock say that the timline and the universe were trying to repair themselves, hence the reason why they ended up on the same ship.

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** Though apparently a line they filmed but cut (for what reason?) had future Spock say that the timline timeline and the universe were trying to repair themselves, hence the reason why they ended up on the same ship.



* This is done humourously in ''Film/CSATheConfederateStatesOfAmerica'', to draw parallels with real history. In the DVDCommentary, however, the creators noted that the Indian Wars were pretty much the same in RealLife.

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* This is done humourously humorously in ''Film/CSATheConfederateStatesOfAmerica'', to draw parallels with real history. In the DVDCommentary, however, the creators noted that the Indian Wars were pretty much the same in RealLife.
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