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15th Jan '17 12:59:27 PM Schismatism
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* In ''Series/{{Heroes}}'', Hiro Nakamura, through an accidental use of his powers, winds up several centuries in the past -- and immediately runs smack dab into the legendary warrior Takezo Kensei. [[spoiler:Also known as Adam Monroe, who became one of the biggest villains in the series [[StableTimeLoop due to Hiro's actions.]] ]]
12th Dec '16 6:23:23 PM PaulA
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* In [[Creator/EdwardEager The Time Garden]], the children occasionally do this. Though they ''do'' wish for some of the things, a lot of meetings are still entirely accidental. For example, at one point they wish to see "the Queen of England" (Elizabeth) and wind up meeting [[UsefulNotes/QueenVictoria Victoria]] (who is not amused).

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* In [[Creator/EdwardEager The Creator/EdwardEager's ''The Time Garden]], Garden'', the children occasionally do this. Though they ''do'' wish for some of the things, a lot of meetings are still entirely accidental. For example, at one point they wish to see "the Queen of England" (Elizabeth) and wind up meeting [[UsefulNotes/QueenVictoria Victoria]] (who is not amused).
15th Aug '16 11:04:16 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** Which is really silly given that Jefferson wasn't even in the same country as the others at the time that this was implied to be occurring in. This is just one of the many historical errors in that game, which the programmers were aware of, TheyJustDidntCare.

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** Which is really silly given that Jefferson wasn't even in the same country as the others at the time that this was implied to be occurring in. This is just one of the many historical errors in that game, which the programmers were aware of, TheyJustDidntCare.of.
31st Jul '16 2:17:21 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''{{Narbonic}}'' explained Dave meeting people he knew when he time-traveled by having him [[MentalTimeTravel travel to his own body in the past and future]]--for example, when he went back twenty years, he became himself as a six-year-old.

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* ''{{Narbonic}}'' ''Webcomic/{{Narbonic}}'' explained Dave meeting people he knew when he time-traveled by having him [[MentalTimeTravel travel to his own body in the past and future]]--for example, when he went back twenty years, he became himself as a six-year-old.



* [[http://dresdencodak.com/cartoons/dc_040.html Kimiko]] is on the receiving end of this in ''DresdenCodak''.

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* [[http://dresdencodak.com/cartoons/dc_040.html Kimiko]] is on the receiving end of this in ''DresdenCodak''.''Webcomic/DresdenCodak''.
29th Jul '16 12:13:16 PM Petrocke
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* ''Film/ForrestGump'' has the title characters meeting Elvis Presley, JFK, Richard Nixon and John Lennon not to mention inadvertently creating the Smiley Face t-shirt and busting the Watergate burglars.

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* ''Film/ForrestGump'' has the title characters character meeting Elvis Presley, JFK, Richard Nixon and John Lennon not to mention inadvertently creating the Smiley Face t-shirt and busting the Watergate burglars.
29th Jul '16 12:12:41 PM Petrocke
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* ''Film/Forrest Gump'' has the title characters meeting Elvis Presley, JFK, Richard Nixon and John Lennon not to mention inadvertently creating the Smiley Face t-shirt and busting the Watergate burglars.

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* ''Film/Forrest Gump'' ''Film/ForrestGump'' has the title characters meeting Elvis Presley, JFK, Richard Nixon and John Lennon not to mention inadvertently creating the Smiley Face t-shirt and busting the Watergate burglars.
29th Jul '16 12:12:02 PM Petrocke
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* ''Film/Forrest Gump'' has the title characters meeting Elvis Presley, JFK, Richard Nixon and John Lennon not to mention inadvertently creating the Smiley Face t-shirt and busting the Watergate burglars.
23rd Jun '16 4:25:22 AM Morgenthaler
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* Almost every episode of the series ''TimeWarpTrio'', on the Kids' Discovery Channel, is based on this trope. Somewhat justified since they time-travel via a magic history book, which a magician uncle gave one of the trio -- apparently with the idea that the kid would eventually (1) learn a lot of history and (2) ''learn how to steer the book''.

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* Almost every episode of the series ''TimeWarpTrio'', ''WesternAnimation/TimeWarpTrio'', on the Kids' Discovery Channel, is based on this trope. Somewhat justified since they time-travel via a magic history book, which a magician uncle gave one of the trio -- apparently with the idea that the kid would eventually (1) learn a lot of history and (2) ''learn how to steer the book''.
26th May '16 11:02:00 PM PaulA
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* Creator/HarryTurtledove's AlternateHistory books are fond of this too. We get things such as a protagonist female senator in the 1940s being invited to the office of Franklin Roosevelt, the assistant secretary of the Navy, on a regular basis. And of course another protagonist general defeats the Confederate general Patton, leading to them having a civilized conversation in the middle of a ruined city. And that's only one of his many books.
** A standard trope for Turtledove, [[RichardNixonTheUsedCarSalesman who likes to put famous people in unfamiliar roles.]] Like a George Armstrong Custer who's still around for WorldWarOne, and invents what for all intents and purposes is the blitzkrieg (there's even a young Heinz Guderian in that scene).
** More boggling yet is the sheer number of famous people who still exist in a 1980s where the American colonies remained part of Britain.
** ''The Case Of The Toxic Spell Dump'' has a cameo by a very stern US federal judge of Muslim origins. His name: Judge Ruhollah Khomeini.
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]].
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