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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.
4th Jan '16 2:04:21 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. ** In ''Literature/{{Boneland}}'', Colin and the Watcher are playing out the same issues of loss and trauma, in much the same geological place but separated by up to half a million years in time. Both are struggling to work out what is happening to them according to their conditioning and cultural preconceptions. Garner even hints that {{Recursion}} is happening and they are somehow directly linked.
25th Dec '15 6:23:00 PM nombretomado
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* Business as usual in SilverAge Comicbook/{{Legion Of Super-Heroes}} stories.
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* Business as usual in SilverAge [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] Comicbook/{{Legion Of Super-Heroes}} stories.
16th Dec '15 12:00:36 PM StFan
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Wolverine And The X-Men}}'' seems to use this trope. The "hunters" appear in the same episode Wolverine get kidnapped and analyzed, every time Wolverine tries to contact Prof X he's ''always'' a bit further in his own personal timeline, and the season finale happens at the same time as the people in the future fight Master Mold and the past gets changed.
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Wolverine And The X-Men}}'' ''WesternAnimation/WolverineAndTheXMen'' seems to use this trope. The "hunters" appear in the same episode Wolverine get kidnapped and analyzed, every time Wolverine tries to contact Prof X he's ''always'' a bit further in his own personal timeline, and the season finale happens at the same time as the people in the future fight Master Mold and the past gets changed.
28th Nov '15 8:24:07 PM nombretomado
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* Appears frequently in the later books in ''TheSecretsOfTheImmortalNicholasFlamel'' series.
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* Appears frequently in the later books in ''TheSecretsOfTheImmortalNicholasFlamel'' ''Literature/TheSecretsOfTheImmortalNicholasFlamel'' series.
11th Oct '15 2:12:36 PM nombretomado
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* In An episode of WesternAnimation/ExtremeGhostbusters, Kylie, through a time slip, ends up in a BadFuture where ghosts run rampant and the Ghostbusters are all dead (but remembered as heroes) while a guy from that time ends up in the present day. The episode cuts back and forth between Kylie in the future and the rest of the Ghostbusters in the present, making it seem like everything is happening simultaneously.
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* In An episode of WesternAnimation/ExtremeGhostbusters, ''WesternAnimation/ExtremeGhostbusters'', Kylie, through a time slip, ends up in a BadFuture where ghosts run rampant and the Ghostbusters are all dead (but remembered as heroes) while a guy from that time ends up in the present day. The episode cuts back and forth between Kylie in the future and the rest of the Ghostbusters in the present, making it seem like everything is happening simultaneously.

* In the PhineasAndFerb episode ,[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Recap/PhineasAndFerbItsAboutTime It's About Time!]] Phineas, Ferb and Candace travel to the past, and changes they make to a patch of mud that will be a fossil in a museum show up 'instantaneously' in that fossil in the present.
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* In the PhineasAndFerb episode ,[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Recap/PhineasAndFerbItsAboutTime ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' episode, "[[Recap/PhineasAndFerbItsAboutTime It's About Time!]] Time!]]", Phineas, Ferb and Candace travel to the past, and changes they make to a patch of mud that will be a fossil in a museum show up 'instantaneously' in that fossil in the present.
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