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5th Jun '17 9:37:49 PM Materioptikon
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* The premise of Creator/WilliamGibson's ''Archangel'' is that in an alternate timeline, the United States used their second atomic bomb not on [[AtomicBombingsOfHiroshimaAndNagasaki Nagasaki]], but in a sneak attack on the Soviet port of Arkhangelsk, taking out Stalin and most the USSR's chain of command. With the USSR crippled, the resulting timeline leads to the United States becoming TheEmpire, and the planet eventually becoming a radioactive husk. The comic itself is about the remnant of America's leadership fleeing to our world in 1945 - and they want to make sure their history repeats itself.

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* The premise of Creator/WilliamGibson's ''Archangel'' is that in an alternate timeline, the United States used their second atomic bomb not on [[AtomicBombingsOfHiroshimaAndNagasaki Nagasaki]], but in a sneak attack on the Soviet port of Arkhangelsk, taking out Stalin and most the USSR's chain of command. With the USSR crippled, the resulting timeline leads to the United States becoming TheEmpire, and the planet eventually becoming a radioactive husk. The comic itself is about the remnant of America's leadership fleeing to our world the critical juncture point in 1945 - and they want to make sure their history repeats itself.
22nd May '17 9:23:40 PM PaulA
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* In Creator/BarbaraHambly's ''StarTrek'' novel ''Ishmael'', the Klingons time-travel back to the 1800s to kill a man who prevented an alien empire from taking over the Earth. Due to the intervention of Spock and the ''Enterprise'' crew, all they end up doing is alerting the man that aliens exist and [[YouAlreadyChangedThePast thereby creating the event they were trying to stop]].

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* In Creator/BarbaraHambly's ''StarTrek'' ''Franchise/StarTrek'' novel ''Ishmael'', ''Literature/{{Ishmael|1985}}'', the Klingons time-travel back to the 1800s to kill a man who prevented an alien empire from taking over the Earth. Due to the intervention of Spock and the ''Enterprise'' crew, all they end up doing is alerting the man that aliens exist and [[YouAlreadyChangedThePast thereby creating the event they were trying to stop]].
21st May '17 5:58:12 PM nombretomado
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* The premise of [[WilliamGibson William Gibson's]] ''Archangel'' is that in an alternate timeline, the United States used their second atomic bomb not on [[AtomicBombingsOfHiroshimaAndNagasaki Nagasaki]], but in a sneak attack on the Soviet port of Arkhangelsk, taking out Stalin and most the USSR's chain of command. With the USSR crippled, the resulting timeline leads to the United States becoming TheEmpire, and the planet eventually becoming a radioactive husk. The comic itself is about the remnant of America's leadership fleeing to our world in 1945 - and they want to make sure their history repeats itself.

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* The premise of [[WilliamGibson William Gibson's]] Creator/WilliamGibson's ''Archangel'' is that in an alternate timeline, the United States used their second atomic bomb not on [[AtomicBombingsOfHiroshimaAndNagasaki Nagasaki]], but in a sneak attack on the Soviet port of Arkhangelsk, taking out Stalin and most the USSR's chain of command. With the USSR crippled, the resulting timeline leads to the United States becoming TheEmpire, and the planet eventually becoming a radioactive husk. The comic itself is about the remnant of America's leadership fleeing to our world in 1945 - and they want to make sure their history repeats itself.
20th May '17 7:23:14 PM nombretomado
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* A variation in ''WebVideo/CelebrityBricABracTheater'', where Cupid spends his first day on the job trying to [[LoveMakesYouCrazy make two]] [[RomeoAndJuliet italian teenagers fall in love with each other...]]
* In ''[[AVeryPotterMusical A Very Potter Sequel]]'', Lucius Malfoy and the Death Eaters go back to Harry Potter's first year at Hogwarts, to kill him before Voldemort is defeated.

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* A variation in ''WebVideo/CelebrityBricABracTheater'', where Cupid spends his first day on the job trying to [[LoveMakesYouCrazy make two]] [[RomeoAndJuliet italian Italian teenagers fall in love with each other...]]
* In ''[[AVeryPotterMusical A Very Potter Sequel]]'', ''Theatre/AVeryPotterSequel'', Lucius Malfoy and the Death Eaters go back to Harry Potter's first year at Hogwarts, to kill him before Voldemort is defeated.
9th May '17 7:16:11 AM nighttrainfm
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** This is the Trickster's whole shtick -- change the universe in tiny, little ways, and completely alter history. Notable examples would be making young Sarah Jane Smith die instead of her friend, or making it so Donna never met the Doctor who then died because she wasn't there to shock him out of his HeroicBSOD.

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** This is the Trickster's whole shtick -- change the universe in tiny, little ways, and completely alter history. Notable examples would be making young Sarah Jane Sarah-Jane Smith die instead of her friend, or making it so Donna never met the Doctor Doctor, who then died because she wasn't there to shock him out of his HeroicBSOD.



** Due to the Tenth Doctor having Harriet Jones [[Recap/DoctorWho2005CSTheChristmasInvasion ousted from office]] in a fit of pique, this averted the GoldenAge of Britain that she was meant to preside over, mentioned by his previous incarnation. This left the seat of Prime Minister wide-open for TheMaster to waltz into power under the guise of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E12TheSoundOfDrums Harold Saxon]], as well as being succeeded by [[Series/TorchwoodChildrenOfEarth Brian Green]]. Suddenly Harriet [[NiceJobBreakingItHero doesn't seem so bad]], does she?!
** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E13TheNameOfTheDoctor "The Name of the Doctor"]]: The Great Intelligence attempted this as a form of revenge, using [[spoiler:the Doctor's grave]] to simultaneously ruin every effort the Doctor had made to save people.

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** Due to the The Tenth Doctor having may have done this when he had Harriet Jones [[Recap/DoctorWho2005CSTheChristmasInvasion ousted from office]] in a fit of pique, this averted over killing the retreating Sycorax, thus averting the GoldenAge of Britain that she was meant to preside over, mentioned by his previous incarnation. This left the seat of The next Prime Minister wide-open for TheMaster to waltz into we see in power under the guise of is [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E12TheSoundOfDrums Harold Saxon]], as well as being succeeded by [[Series/TorchwoodChildrenOfEarth Brian Green]]. Suddenly Harriet [[NiceJobBreakingItHero doesn't seem so bad]], does she?!
aka TheMaster - although he was a time traveller himself, who got into office through mass brainwashing.
** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E13TheNameOfTheDoctor "The Name of the Doctor"]]: The Great Intelligence attempted this as a form of revenge, using [[spoiler:the Doctor's grave]] to simultaneously ruin every effort the Doctor had made to save people. Entire star systems vanished before [[spoiler: Clara]] was able to put things right.
6th May '17 10:26:53 AM GhostLad
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* The premise of [[WilliamGibson William Gibson's]] ''Archangel'' is that in an alternate timeline, the United States used their second atomic bomb not on [[AtomicBombingsOfHiroshimaAndNagasaki Nagasaki]], but in a sneak attack on the Soviet port of Arkhangelsk, taking out Stalin and most the USSR's chain of command. The resulting timeline leads to the United States becoming TheEmpire, and the planet eventually becoming a radioactive husk. The comic itself is about the remnant of America's leadership fleeing to our world in 1945 - and they want to make sure their history repeats itself.

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* The premise of [[WilliamGibson William Gibson's]] ''Archangel'' is that in an alternate timeline, the United States used their second atomic bomb not on [[AtomicBombingsOfHiroshimaAndNagasaki Nagasaki]], but in a sneak attack on the Soviet port of Arkhangelsk, taking out Stalin and most the USSR's chain of command. The With the USSR crippled, the resulting timeline leads to the United States becoming TheEmpire, and the planet eventually becoming a radioactive husk. The comic itself is about the remnant of America's leadership fleeing to our world in 1945 - and they want to make sure their history repeats itself.
6th May '17 1:15:14 AM GhostLad
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* The premise of [[WilliamGibson William Gibson's]] ''Archangel'' is that in an alternate timeline, the United States used their second atomic bomb not on [[AtomicBombingsOfHiroshimaAndNagasaki Nagasaki]], but in a sneak attack on the Soviet port of Arkhangelsk, taking out Stalin and most the USSR's chain of command. The resulting timeline leads to the United States becoming TheEmpire, and the planet eventually becoming a radioactive husk. The comic itself is about the remnant of America's leadership fleeing to our world in 1945 - and they want to make sure their history repeats itself.



* Doctor Who Fanfic [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9824830/1/The-Battle-of-Actium The Battle of Actium]] has the Trickster try to hypnotise Mark Anthony and alter the title battle to prolong the Roman civil wars.

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* Doctor Who Fanfic [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9824830/1/The-Battle-of-Actium The Battle of Actium]] has the Trickster try to hypnotise hypnotize Mark Anthony and alter the title battle to prolong the Roman civil wars.
21st Mar '17 3:16:49 PM doomquokka
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* ''Webcomic/{{Chainsawsuit}}'' has the recurring Time Ruiner, whose antics are all [[http://chainsawsuit.com/2009/10/26/strip-316/ fun]] and [[http://chainsawsuit.com/2010/01/11/who-ruins-the-time-ruiner/ games]] until someone gets hit in the [[http://chainsawsuit.com/2010/03/10/ruination/ chest]].

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* ''Webcomic/{{Chainsawsuit}}'' has the recurring Time Ruiner, whose antics are all [[http://chainsawsuit.com/2009/10/26/strip-316/ com/comic/archive/2009/10/26/strip-316/ fun]] and [[http://chainsawsuit.com/2010/01/11/who-ruins-the-time-ruiner/ com/comic/archive/2010/01/11/who-ruins-the-time-ruiner/ games]] until someone gets hit in the [[http://chainsawsuit.com/2010/03/10/ruination/ com/comic/archive/2010/03/10/ruination/ chest]].
15th Mar '17 8:45:07 PM AthenaBlue
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* The ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' episode "Trials and Tribble-ations" has disgraced Klingon spy Darvin travel back to the time of Kirk, when Darvin's attempt to sabotage a colony's grain shipment resulted in failure and unmasking. Because of the tribbles. Sisko and his crew have to go back disguised as Enterprise crewmen to prevent Kirk from being killed by the bomb that Darvin put in a tribble.
* ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' is full of this, what with their [[spoiler:Temporal Cold War]] and all. [[spoiler:The entire third season is riddled with malicious time travel]]. Subverted, though, in the Season Four pilot, "Storm Front". At first, it looks like Nazi aliens came back in time and helped Nazi Germany defeat Britain and invade the US. [[spoiler:It turns out that these aliens had nothing to do with it - the altered timeline was the result of some other time traveler killing Lenin in 1916, preventing the rise of the Soviet Union. The current crop of aliens, while having their own Nazi-esque ideology, are just using our Nazis as pawns to help them build their own time machine so they can take over history. The Nazis do get some [[StupidJetpackHitler Stukas with plasma cannons]] out of the deal, but they get into a dogfight with the ''Enterprise''.]]



* In ''Series/QuantumLeap'' there was a story arc with an "Evil Leaper" whose job was to set wrong what once went right. Eventually the first evil Leaper [[HeelFaceTurn gets redeemed]] by Sam, leading to a second evil Leaper sent to retrieve her.
** Also, in one episode, ''TheDevil himself'' manifests and admits this trope to Sam (though it ended up being [[spoiler:[[AllJustADream just a dream]]]]).
* In ''Series/TruCalling'', Jack Harper, Tru Davies' EvilCounterpart has this ability. Tru goes back in time 24 hours to save someone who died in the "original" reality, while Jack tries to make sure reality doesn't change. Which one is "good" and which is "evil" can be argued.
** Unbeknownst to Tru, this ability also belonged to [[spoiler: her father]], who murdered her mother to prevent her from saving people.

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* In ''Series/QuantumLeap'' there was a story arc with an "Evil Leaper" whose job was to set wrong what once went right. Eventually the first evil Leaper [[HeelFaceTurn gets redeemed]] by Sam, leading to a second evil Leaper sent to retrieve her.
** Also, in one episode, ''TheDevil himself'' manifests and admits this trope to Sam (though it ended up being [[spoiler:[[AllJustADream just a dream]]]]).
* In ''Series/TruCalling'', Jack Harper, Tru Davies' EvilCounterpart has this ability. Tru goes back in time 24 hours to save someone who died
Played for laughs in the "original" reality, while Jack tries ''Series/{{Blackadder}} Back and Forth'' special. It ends with 21st Century!Blackadder as the King of England, and he was able to sabotage the roundheads to make sure reality doesn't change. Which one is "good" and which is "evil" can be argued.
** Unbeknownst
himself an ''absolute'' monarch...because he manipulated history to Tru, this ability put himself on the throne, also belonged to [[spoiler: her father]], who murdered her mother to prevent her from saving people.giving Baldrick the figurehead position as Prime Minister.



** The Meddling Monk wanted to mess with history just to see what would happen. He planned to wipe out the Viking fleet with atomic bazookas, thereby leaving King Harold and his troops fresh when they fought the Norman invasion in 1066.
** This is the Trickster's whole shin-dig -- change the universe in tiny, little ways, and completely alter history. Notable examples would be making young Sarah Jane Smith die instead of her friend, or making it so Donna never met the Doctor who then died because she wasn't there to shock him out of his HeroicBSOD.

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** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS2E9TheTimeMeddler The Meddling Monk Monk]] wanted to mess with history just to see what would happen. He planned to wipe out the Viking fleet with atomic bazookas, thereby leaving King Harold and his troops fresh when they fought the Norman invasion in 1066.
** This is the Trickster's whole shin-dig shtick -- change the universe in tiny, little ways, and completely alter history. Notable examples would be making young Sarah Jane Smith die instead of her friend, or making it so Donna never met the Doctor who then died because she wasn't there to shock him out of his HeroicBSOD.



** The Great Intelligence attempted this as a form of revenge, using [[spoiler:the Doctor's grave]] to simultaneously ruin every effort the Doctor had made to save people.



* Played for laughs in the ''Series/{{Blackadder}} Back and Forth'' special. It ends with 21st Century!Blackadder as the King of England, and he was able to sabotage the roundheads to make himself an ''absolute'' monarch...because he manipulated history to put himself on the throne, also giving Baldrick the figurehead position as Prime Minister.

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** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E13TheNameOfTheDoctor "The Name of the Doctor"]]: The Great Intelligence attempted this as a form of revenge, using [[spoiler:the Doctor's grave]] to simultaneously ruin every effort the Doctor had made to save people.
* Played for laughs In ''Series/{{Eureka}}'', in the ''Series/{{Blackadder}} Back and Forth'' special. It ends with 21st Century!Blackadder as season one finale, it's revealed that the King of England, and he reason why history was able starting to sabotage the roundheads to make himself an ''absolute'' monarch...unravel in 2010 was because he manipulated history Henry used MentalTimeTravel to put himself on go back to 2006 and save Kim from an accident. Carter is forced to go back and stop him, causing her death and erasing the throne, also giving Baldrick last four years of his life, including his marriage to Allison.
* Done in
the figurehead position as Prime Minister.''Series/{{Farscape}}'' episode "...Different Destinations" inadvertently. At first, Crichton and the crew believe that their actions are meant to reset the timeline to its original form but their actions lead to a massacre rather than a truce in one battle.
* ''Series/HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys'' has an interesting variation in the two-part episode "Armageddon Now" when villain Callisto is sent back in time by Hope to kill Hercules' mother to prevent his being born. While this is clearly an example of Make Wrong What Once Went Right, Callisto agrees to commit the heinous act in exchange for the chance to [[spoiler: [[SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong prevent her parents from being killed by Xena's army]].]]



* On an episode of ''Series/TheWildWildWest'', [[FakeNationality Ricardo Montalbán]] plays a Confederate colonel who lost his legs at the Battle of Vicksburg and plans to use his new TimeTravel powers to go back and assassinate General Grant, thus changing the course of the battle and, he hopes, the war.
* ''Series/HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys'' has an interesting variation in the two-part episode "Armageddon Now" when villain Callisto is sent back in time by Hope to kill Hercules's mother to prevent his being born. While this is clearly an example of Make Wrong What Once Went Right, Callisto agrees to commit the heinous act in exchange for the chance to [[spoiler: [[SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong prevent her parents from being killed by Xena's army]].]]
* In ''Series/{{Eureka}}'', in the season one finale, it's revealed that the reason why history was starting to unravel in 2010 was because Henry used MentalTimeTravel to go back to 2006 and save Kim from an accident. Carter is forced to go back and stop him, causing her death and erasing the last four years of his life, including his marriage to Allison.
* ''Series/{{Warehouse 13}}'': After making himself immortal, Paracelsus uses a combination of Artifacts to travel back in time to assassinate the Regents of Warehouse 9 who originally [[AndIMustScream bronzed him]], seizing control of the Warehouse and dedicate to his [[PlayingWithSyringes scientific]] [[MadScientist views]], a position he holds to the present day. And, it's implied, he's using all this power to run the rest of the world too.

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* On In ''Series/QuantumLeap'' there was a story arc with an "Evil Leaper" whose job was to set wrong what once went right. Eventually the first evil Leaper [[HeelFaceTurn gets redeemed]] by Sam, leading to a second evil Leaper sent to retrieve her.
** Also, in one episode, ''TheDevil himself'' manifests and admits this trope to Sam (though it ended up being [[spoiler:[[AllJustADream just a dream]]]]).
* The ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine''
episode "Trials and Tribble-ations" has disgraced Klingon spy Darvin travel back to the time of ''Series/TheWildWildWest'', [[FakeNationality Ricardo Montalbán]] plays Kirk, when Darvin's attempt to sabotage a Confederate colonel who lost colony's grain shipment resulted in failure and unmasking. Because of the tribbles. Sisko and his legs at the Battle of Vicksburg and plans to use his new TimeTravel powers crew have to go back and assassinate General Grant, thus changing the course of the battle and, he hopes, the war.
* ''Series/HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys'' has an interesting variation in the two-part episode "Armageddon Now" when villain Callisto is sent back in time by Hope to kill Hercules's mother
disguised as Enterprise crewmen to prevent his being born. While this is clearly an example of Make Wrong What Once Went Right, Callisto agrees to commit the heinous act in exchange for the chance to [[spoiler: [[SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong prevent her parents Kirk from being killed by Xena's army]].]]
the bomb that Darvin put in a tribble.
* In ''Series/{{Eureka}}'', ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' is full of this, what with their [[spoiler:Temporal Cold War]] and all. [[spoiler:The entire third season is riddled with malicious time travel]]. Subverted, though, in the season one finale, it's revealed that the reason why history was starting to unravel in 2010 was because Henry used MentalTimeTravel to go back to 2006 and save Kim from an accident. Carter is forced to go back and stop him, causing her death and erasing the last four years of his life, including his marriage to Allison.
* ''Series/{{Warehouse 13}}'': After making himself immortal, Paracelsus uses a combination of Artifacts to travel
Season Four pilot, "Storm Front". At first, it looks like Nazi aliens came back in time to assassinate and helped Nazi Germany defeat Britain and invade the Regents US. [[spoiler:It turns out that these aliens had nothing to do with it - the altered timeline was the result of Warehouse 9 who originally [[AndIMustScream bronzed him]], seizing control some other time traveler killing Lenin in 1916, preventing the rise of the Warehouse and dedicate to his [[PlayingWithSyringes scientific]] [[MadScientist views]], a position he holds to the present day. And, it's implied, he's Soviet Union. The current crop of aliens, while having their own Nazi-esque ideology, are just using all this power our Nazis as pawns to run the rest help them build their own time machine so they can take over history. The Nazis do get some [[StupidJetpackHitler Stukas with plasma cannons]] out of the world too.deal, but they get into a dogfight with the ''Enterprise''.]]



* Done in the ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' episode "...Different Destinations" inadvertently. At first, Crichton and the crew believe that their actions are meant to reset the timeline to its original form but their actions lead to a massacre rather than a truce in one battle.

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* Done In ''Series/TruCalling'', Jack Harper, Tru Davies' EvilCounterpart has this ability. Tru goes back in time 24 hours to save someone who died in the ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' "original" reality, while Jack tries to make sure reality doesn't change. Which one is "good" and which is "evil" can be argued.
** Unbeknownst to Tru, this ability also belonged to [[spoiler: her father]], who murdered her mother to prevent her from saving people.
* ''Series/{{Warehouse 13}}'': After making himself immortal, Paracelsus uses a combination of Artifacts to travel back in time to assassinate the Regents of Warehouse 9 who originally [[AndIMustScream bronzed him]], seizing control of the Warehouse and dedicate to his [[PlayingWithSyringes scientific]] [[MadScientist views]], a position he holds to the present day. And, it's implied, he's using all this power to run the rest of the world too.
* On an
episode "...Different Destinations" inadvertently. At first, Crichton of ''Series/TheWildWildWest'', [[FakeNationality Ricardo Montalbán]] plays a Confederate colonel who lost his legs at the Battle of Vicksburg and plans to use his new TimeTravel powers to go back and assassinate General Grant, thus changing the crew believe that their actions are meant to reset course of the timeline to its original form but their actions lead to a massacre rather than a truce in one battle.battle and, he hopes, the war.



** [[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWhoFDAS1E4EnergyOfTheDaleks Energy of the Daleks]] the Daleks have travelled back to 2025 to wipe out humanity before they can threaten them.

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** [[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWhoFDAS1E4EnergyOfTheDaleks Energy "Energy of the Daleks]] the Daleks"]]: The Daleks have travelled back to 2025 to wipe out humanity before they can threaten them.


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31st Jan '17 4:09:09 PM ZimFan89
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* The premise of ''Series/{{Timeless}}'' is that terrorist Garcia Flynn steals an experimental time machine in order to go back and alter key moments in American history, seemingly for the purpose of destroying America itself.

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* The premise of ''Series/{{Timeless}}'' is that terrorist Garcia Flynn steals an experimental time machine in order to go back and alter key moments in American history, seemingly for the purpose of destroying America itself. Though he sees it as SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong, as he's trying to break [[AncientConspiracy Rittenhouse's]] control over America, [[WellIntentionedExtremist by any means necessary]].
** Rittenhouse themselves are apparently planning to use time travel to change history in such a way as to create a perfect PoliceState that they can control.
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