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4th Mar '16 5:09:20 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* ''Film/MenInBlack3'' featured a time travel plot with an appearance by Bill Hader as Creator/AndyWarhol, the very man who predicted that in the future, everyone would be famous.

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* ''Film/MenInBlack3'' featured a time travel plot with an appearance by Bill Hader as Creator/AndyWarhol, the very man who predicted that in the future, everyone would be famous. A trope twofer example, since [[BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy he's also portrayed as an undercover MiB agent]].
1st Feb '16 11:01:59 AM FF32
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* In ''VideoGame/DayOfTheTentacle'', a character gets stranded 200 years in the past. Without even leaving the house, he runs into UsefulNotes/GeorgeWashington, UsefulNotes/ThomasJefferson, UsefulNotes/BenjaminFranklin, John Hancock and Betsy Ross.

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* In ''VideoGame/DayOfTheTentacle'', a character gets stranded 200 years in the past. Without even leaving the house, he runs into UsefulNotes/GeorgeWashington, UsefulNotes/ThomasJefferson, UsefulNotes/BenjaminFranklin, Creator/BenjaminFranklin, John Hancock and Betsy Ross.



'''UsefulNotes/BenjaminFranklin:''' Not here, but you know, I have a friend in Boston who's an expert silversmith, they could be connected... there's only, like, 40 people who do anything around here.

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'''UsefulNotes/BenjaminFranklin:''' '''Creator/BenjaminFranklin:''' Not here, but you know, I have a friend in Boston who's an expert silversmith, they could be connected... there's only, like, 40 people who do anything around here.
17th Jan '16 4:48:48 PM nombretomado
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* In ''StarControl II'', a member of the Pkunk alien race (think happy-go-lucky Space Gypsies) explains why psychics always tell you that you were someone famous in a past life--only important people reincarnate. If you weren't important, influential, or otherwise historically notable, "you just kind of... cease. Isn't the universe a ''wacky'' place?" Sort of an Everyone's Past Is Someone Famous.

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* In ''StarControl II'', ''VideoGame/StarControlII'', a member of the Pkunk alien race (think happy-go-lucky Space Gypsies) explains why psychics always tell you that you were someone famous in a past life--only important people reincarnate. If you weren't important, influential, or otherwise historically notable, "you just kind of... cease. Isn't the universe a ''wacky'' place?" Sort of an Everyone's Past Is Someone Famous.
1st Jan '16 6:38:48 PM bwburke94
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** Also, earlier Doctors have done the same thing. The Doctor standing in for Doc Holliday in the OK Corral, meeting Nero and giving him the idea of burning down Rome, riding with Creator/MarcoPolo, meeting King UsefulNotes/RichardTheLionheart... We don't see him, but Creator/LeonardoDaVinci was a good friend of the Doctor, and H.G. Wells got his ides for the term 'Science Fiction' from the Doctor - all in the 'old' series.

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** Also, earlier Doctors have done the same thing. The Doctor standing in for Doc Holliday in the OK Corral, meeting Nero and giving him the idea of burning down Rome, riding with Creator/MarcoPolo, meeting King UsefulNotes/RichardTheLionheart... We don't see him, but Creator/LeonardoDaVinci was a good friend of the Doctor, and H.G. Wells got his ides idea for the term 'Science Fiction' "Science Fiction" from the Doctor - all in the 'old' classic series.



** "In Past Tense" is more a case of [[spoiler: YouWillBeBeethoven, as Sisko takes the place of the martyred civil rights activist and makes the demands that lead to reforms of the Sanctuary Districts]].

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** "In Past Tense" is more a case of [[spoiler: YouWillBeBeethoven, as [[spoiler: Sisko takes the place of the martyred civil rights activist and makes the demands that lead to reforms of the Sanctuary Districts]].
28th Dec '15 5:00:26 PM Anddrix
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* ''ComicBook/FantasticFour'': During their very first encounter with ComicBook/DoctorDoom, Doom sent the FF into the past to retrieve the treasure of the legendary pirate Blackbeard. Ben Grimm wore a bulky jacket and false beard to cover his rocky exterior, and the crew of the pirate ship that carried the treasure Doom sent them to acquire started calling him Blackbeard. Reed Richards realized that, by disguising Ben as a pirate, they ended up creating the legend of Blackbeard.

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* ''ComicBook/FantasticFour'': During their very first encounter with ComicBook/DoctorDoom, Doctor Doom, Doom sent the FF into the past to retrieve the treasure of the legendary pirate Blackbeard. Ben Grimm wore a bulky jacket and false beard to cover his rocky exterior, and the crew of the pirate ship that carried the treasure Doom sent them to acquire started calling him Blackbeard. Reed Richards realized that, by disguising Ben as a pirate, they ended up creating the legend of Blackbeard.
1st Nov '15 5:22:22 PM nombretomado
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* In E. L. Doctorow's ''{{Ragtime}}'' famous people aren't just bumped into, they're full-blown characters who ''also'' keep bumping into each other. These "famous people" range from still-famous magician Creator/HarryHoudini to all-but-forgotten tabloid darling Evelyn Nesbit. It gets slightly more confusing when only one fictional character, Coalhouse Walker Jr., has a full name (the other fictional characters are referred to as [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep "Mother", "Tateh", etc]]), which leads most readers to believe that he is just another forgotten celebrity.

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* In E. L. Doctorow's ''{{Ragtime}}'' ''Literature/{{Ragtime}}'' famous people aren't just bumped into, they're full-blown characters who ''also'' keep bumping into each other. These "famous people" range from still-famous magician Creator/HarryHoudini to all-but-forgotten tabloid darling Evelyn Nesbit. It gets slightly more confusing when only one fictional character, Coalhouse Walker Jr., has a full name (the other fictional characters are referred to as [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep "Mother", "Tateh", etc]]), which leads most readers to believe that he is just another forgotten celebrity.
1st Oct '15 6:09:54 PM Nightsky
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* RobertHolmes, the legenday scriptwriter on the original Series/DoctorWho hated historical episodes for this reason. When he was forced to write a story set in medieval Europe, he agreed on the condition that no historical personages appear. What resulted was [[Recap/DoctorWhoS11E1TheTimeWarrior The Time Warrior]], a notable aversion of this trope.

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* RobertHolmes, Creator/RobertHolmes, the legenday legendary scriptwriter on the original Series/DoctorWho hated historical episodes for this reason. When he was forced to write a story set in medieval Europe, he agreed on the condition that no historical personages appear. What resulted was [[Recap/DoctorWhoS11E1TheTimeWarrior The Time Warrior]], a notable aversion of this trope.
10th Sep '15 1:12:29 PM Morgenthaler
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* Averted in ''InTheKeepOfTime''. Other than King James II, who is only viewed from afar, no one of historical significance appears in the story, with all the characters the children meet being original characters, or at most archetypes and positions likely to be expected in the time period. The exception might be the Laird of Smailholm who may have been a real person, but since none of the children had heard of him prior to their adventure, meeting him doesn't fully hew to this trope either. Sir Walter Scott is mentioned as having stayed at Smailholm Cottage, but this tale seems to be included simply for historical flavor (and accuracy—not only is this story true, Scott wrote of the tower, including it in his poems ''The Eve of St. John'' and ''Marmion'').

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* Averted in ''InTheKeepOfTime''.''Literature/InTheKeepOfTime''. Other than King James II, who is only viewed from afar, no one of historical significance appears in the story, with all the characters the children meet being original characters, or at most archetypes and positions likely to be expected in the time period. The exception might be the Laird of Smailholm who may have been a real person, but since none of the children had heard of him prior to their adventure, meeting him doesn't fully hew to this trope either. Sir Walter Scott is mentioned as having stayed at Smailholm Cottage, but this tale seems to be included simply for historical flavor (and accuracy—not only is this story true, Scott wrote of the tower, including it in his poems ''The Eve of St. John'' and ''Marmion'').
16th Aug '15 10:22:33 PM Kirayoshi
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* ''ComicBook/FantasticFour'': During their very first encounter with ComicBook/DoctorDoom, Doom sent the FF into the past to retrieve the treasure of the legendary pirate Blackbeard. Ben Grimm wore a bulky jacket and false beard to cover his rocky exterior, and the crew of the pirate ship that carried the treasure Doom sent them to acquire started calling him Blackbeard. Reed Richards realized that, by disguising Ben as a pirate, they ended up creating the legend of Blackbeard.
21st Jun '15 7:12:16 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/MenInBlack III'' featured a time travel plot with an appearance by Bill Hader as Creator/AndyWarhol, the very man who predicted that in the future, everyone would be famous.

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* ''Film/MenInBlack III'' ''Film/MenInBlack3'' featured a time travel plot with an appearance by Bill Hader as Creator/AndyWarhol, the very man who predicted that in the future, everyone would be famous.
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