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10th Jun '16 10:25:33 AM Morgenthaler
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* DeanKoontz does this in his time travel book ''Lightning'', as his hero has to bounce between the time lab in 1944, [[spoiler: where he drops a few hints to Churchill about winning the war]] and helping his girlfriend in 1989 avoid time-traveling Gestapo men, so she doesn't get killed ''again''. It... gets complicated.

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* DeanKoontz Creator/DeanKoontz does this in his time travel book ''Lightning'', as his hero has to bounce between the time lab in 1944, [[spoiler: where he drops a few hints to Churchill about winning the war]] and helping his girlfriend in 1989 avoid time-traveling Gestapo men, so she doesn't get killed ''again''. It... gets complicated.
24th May '16 7:27:44 AM DenisK21
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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII2'' can be seen as making this a gameplay element, when you think about it. Serah and Noel jump between different places and times through the Historia Crux. When they leave one such location, time stops there from our perspective. From the player's vantage point, they can see their progress in each location across history simultaneously before actually diving back into one.
25th Apr '16 10:59:10 AM erforce
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* The ''VideoGame/TimeSplitters'' games: while it's an undeveloped ExcusePlot that ignores the details in 1 and 2, Future Perfect goes the whole hog complete with time-bending radio headsets.

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* The ''VideoGame/TimeSplitters'' games: while it's an undeveloped ExcusePlot that ignores the details in 1 and 2, ''[[VideoGame/TimeSplittersFuturePerfect Future Perfect Perfect]]'' goes the whole hog complete with time-bending radio headsets.



Meanwhile, the events of ''Ocarina Of Time'' actually created three divergent timelines, which later games were set in.
* ''VideoGame/LegacyOfKain: Defiance''

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Meanwhile, the events of ''Ocarina Of of Time'' actually created three divergent timelines, which later games were set in.
* ''VideoGame/LegacyOfKain: Defiance'' ''VideoGame/LegacyOfKainDefiance''
1st Mar '16 10:48:11 PM MasoTey
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Related to TimeTravelTenseTrouble. See also SequenceDeception, in which the fact that there are multiple timeframes is concealed.

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Related to TimeTravelTenseTrouble. See also SequenceDeception, SequencingDeception, in which the fact that there are multiple timeframes is concealed.
1st Mar '16 10:39:25 PM MasoTey
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Related to TimeTravelTenseTrouble.

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Related to TimeTravelTenseTrouble.
TimeTravelTenseTrouble. See also SequenceDeception, in which the fact that there are multiple timeframes is concealed.
31st Jan '16 8:11:22 AM nombretomado
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* One episode of ''SuperFriends'' has the ever-so-serious voice of the narrator intoning "Meanwhile, ''back'' in the future..." with no apparent irony.

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* One episode of ''SuperFriends'' ''{{WesternAnimation/Superfriends}}'' has the ever-so-serious voice of the narrator intoning "Meanwhile, ''back'' in the future..." with no apparent irony.
23rd Jan '16 9:14:43 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''StrontiumDog'' "Max Bubba" storyline, Johnny goes back to the year 793 AD to stop the eponymous mutant from changing history. Bubba proceeds to kill every member of the Thoresen family, apparently to send a message to the future, with the result that descendants of the Thoresons spontaneously drop dead and vanish, yet everybody seems to remember them. Characters in the future continue to monitor temporal distortions, and infer from the various disasters which occur that Bubba is continuing to wreak havoc with history, and Johnny has failed.

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* In the ''StrontiumDog'' ''ComicBook/StrontiumDog'' "Max Bubba" storyline, Johnny goes back to the year 793 AD to stop the eponymous mutant from changing history. Bubba proceeds to kill every member of the Thoresen family, apparently to send a message to the future, with the result that descendants of the Thoresons spontaneously drop dead and vanish, yet everybody seems to remember them. Characters in the future continue to monitor temporal distortions, and infer from the various disasters which occur that Bubba is continuing to wreak havoc with history, and Johnny has failed.
19th Jan '16 11:42:05 AM nombretomado
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** This might be justified in his case. (Or [[MagicAIsMagicA as justified as any]] TimeTravel trope is, at least...) At various times it has been a rule in the DC universe, and the DINIVerse might use this as well, that the same person can't travel through time to a period in which another version of that person exists. If they do, the time-traveling version is [[IntangibleTimeTravel intangible]] and invisible. But Vandal Savage is immortal and exists for ''all'' of humanity's history and future. This makes direct time travel impossible for him (although there are ways to do whatever he wants indirectly), so MentalTimeTravel is the only option, and a phenomenon he's prepared for and used to, and no doubt there are other tricks that could be used. This rule is explicitly stated by Savage in "Hereafter", but is ignored in other parts of the DCAU, including two episodes of ''StaticShock'' and the ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' two-parter "The Once and Future Thing".

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** This might be justified in his case. (Or [[MagicAIsMagicA as justified as any]] TimeTravel trope is, at least...) At various times it has been a rule in the DC universe, and the DINIVerse might use this as well, that the same person can't travel through time to a period in which another version of that person exists. If they do, the time-traveling version is [[IntangibleTimeTravel intangible]] and invisible. But Vandal Savage is immortal and exists for ''all'' of humanity's history and future. This makes direct time travel impossible for him (although there are ways to do whatever he wants indirectly), so MentalTimeTravel is the only option, and a phenomenon he's prepared for and used to, and no doubt there are other tricks that could be used. This rule is explicitly stated by Savage in "Hereafter", but is ignored in other parts of the DCAU, including two episodes of ''StaticShock'' ''WesternAnimation/StaticShock'' and the ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' two-parter "The Once and Future Thing".
7th Jan '16 6:30:11 PM nombretomado
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* [[SpaceQuest Space Quest IV]] plays this one completely straight, with a cutscene introduced with "Meanwhile, back in Space Quest XII" while our hero Roger Wilco is in Space Quest X.

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* [[SpaceQuest Space Quest IV]] ''VideoGame/SpaceQuestIVRogerWilcoAndTheTimeRippers'' plays this one completely straight, with a cutscene introduced with "Meanwhile, back in Space Quest XII" while our hero Roger Wilco is in Space Quest X.
4th Jan '16 2:04:57 AM AgProv
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* MeanwhileInTheFuture: In the works of Creator/AlanGarner, ''Thursbitch'' uses this trope with some crossover between times in a small hamlet in England.

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* MeanwhileInTheFuture: In the works of Creator/AlanGarner, ''Thursbitch'' uses this trope with some crossover between times in a small hamlet in England.
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