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12th Aug '16 7:51:57 PM nombretomado
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* This is your primary power as a eponymous achron in ''{{Achron}}''. Do note that all other players can do this too, so be prepared for some very interesting multiplayer battles...

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* This is your primary power as a eponymous achron in ''{{Achron}}''.''VideoGame/{{Achron}}''. Do note that all other players can do this too, so be prepared for some very interesting multiplayer battles...
8th Aug '16 2:11:00 PM Willbyr
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GroundhogDayLoop stories often (but not always) use this mechanism. Also see PeggySue fanfic.

UnstuckInTime is usually a version of this.

Impossible without a RippleEffectProofMemory.

Contrast with IntangibleTimeTravel.

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GroundhogDayLoop stories often (but not always) use this mechanism. Also see PeggySue fanfic.

fanfic. UnstuckInTime is usually a version of this.

Impossible without a RippleEffectProofMemory.

RippleEffectProofMemory. Contrast with IntangibleTimeTravel.IntangibleTimeTravel.






* The Phone Microwave (name subject to change) in ''SteinsGate'' is eventually upgraded in such a way that it allows to send a person's memories back in time, effectively letting the person in question relive a set period of time while retaining the memories from the future. The mechanics of this are tied to Okabe's cell phone, so in theory, anyone who picks it can receive the memories, even if they didn't originally belong to the receiver. This is frequently used by Okabe, and once by [[spoiler:a future version of Nae]].

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* The Phone Microwave (name subject to change) in ''SteinsGate'' ''VisualNovel/SteinsGate'' is eventually upgraded in such a way that it allows to send a person's memories back in time, effectively letting the person in question relive a set period of time while retaining the memories from the future. The mechanics of this are tied to Okabe's cell phone, so in theory, anyone who picks it can receive the memories, even if they didn't originally belong to the receiver. This is frequently used by Okabe, and once by [[spoiler:a future version of Nae]].
19th Jul '16 6:48:24 AM ZimFan89
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* This is premise behind Series/BestFriendsWhenever, following a lab accident best friends Shelby and Cyd, gain the power to travel into there past or future bodies, by touching each other and thinking of a date/event.

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* This is premise behind Series/BestFriendsWhenever, following a lab accident best friends Shelby and Cyd, gain the power to travel into there their past or future bodies, by touching each other and thinking of a date/event.date/event.
* ''Series/TwelveMonkeys'' primarily uses physical time travel, but Season 2 reveals that drinking tea made from the leaves of the Red Forest (the EldritchLocation created by [[TimeCrash paradox time storms]]) allows the mind of the drinker to leave the physical constrains of time. In the season finale, [[spoiler: Cole, stranded in 1959 after failing to prevent the murder of a [[CosmicKeystone Primary]] and subsequent paradox in 1957, uses this method to go back into his younger self and prevent the murder and paradox, restoring the timeline.]]
3rd Jul '16 8:51:48 PM Nap1100
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** Rounding up the trilogy is ''VisualNovel/ZeroTimeDilemma'', which takes place [[spoiler: a year after ''999'' and before ''VLR'', with the cast of VLR trying to win the Decision Game ''and'' prevent Radical-6 being released. Unfortunately, Zero is well aware of their powers...''

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** Rounding up the trilogy is ''VisualNovel/ZeroTimeDilemma'', which takes place [[spoiler: a year after ''999'' and before ''VLR'', with the cast of VLR trying to win the Decision Game ''and'' prevent Radical-6 being released. Unfortunately, Zero is well aware of their powers...'']]
30th Jun '16 5:20:50 PM res20stupid
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* The sequel, ''VisualNovel/VirtuesLastReward'' takes the concept even further, [[spoiler: The entire Nonary game exists to train Sigma and Phi in mental time-travel so they can go back in time and stop an outbreak of a virus.]]

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* ** The sequel, ''VisualNovel/VirtuesLastReward'' takes the concept even further, [[spoiler: The entire Nonary game exists to train Sigma and Phi in mental time-travel so they can go back in time and stop an outbreak of a virus.]]]]
** Rounding up the trilogy is ''VisualNovel/ZeroTimeDilemma'', which takes place [[spoiler: a year after ''999'' and before ''VLR'', with the cast of VLR trying to win the Decision Game ''and'' prevent Radical-6 being released. Unfortunately, Zero is well aware of their powers...''
29th Jun '16 5:46:30 PM nombretomado
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* In AndreNorton's ''[[Literature/{{Warlock}} Forerunner Foray]]'', Ziantha is sent back by the artifact into the body of Vintra, entombed with the corpse of Turan -- which is revived by another mind sent back. After they hunt for the artifact's other element, Ziatha is sent back again into the body of D'Eyree of the Eyes. She apports the other eye back to that time, and they return to the tomb, which allows her to apport them both back.

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* In AndreNorton's Creator/AndreNorton's ''[[Literature/{{Warlock}} Forerunner Foray]]'', Ziantha is sent back by the artifact into the body of Vintra, entombed with the corpse of Turan -- which is revived by another mind sent back. After they hunt for the artifact's other element, Ziatha is sent back again into the body of D'Eyree of the Eyes. She apports the other eye back to that time, and they return to the tomb, which allows her to apport them both back.
28th Jun '16 1:41:29 AM PaulA
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* ShermanAlexie's novel ''Flight'' has the protagonist inhabiting various people's bodies, ranging in time from the Indian wars to present day.

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* ShermanAlexie's Creator/ShermanAlexie's novel ''Flight'' ''Literature/{{Flight}}'' has the protagonist inhabiting various people's bodies, ranging in time from the Indian wars to present day.
24th Jun '16 9:06:41 AM Josef5678
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%% * The eponymous ''Film/HotTubTimeMachine'' works like this except for Clark Duke's character who [[spoiler: was concieved on the night the group travels to.]]

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%% * The eponymous ''Film/HotTubTimeMachine'' works like this except for Clark Duke's character In ''Film/HotTubTimeMachine'', everyone takes the appearance of their younger selves with the exception of Jacob, who [[spoiler: was concieved conceived on the night day the group travels travel to.]]
2nd Jun '16 2:18:51 PM nombretomado
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* [[ImpliedTrope Implied]] in the {{Roguelike}} ''VideoGame/TheConsumingShadow'', where the main character retrains the experience he has gotten over the playthroughs, and sometimes mentions the he dimly remembers that he has seen or dreamt about similar things before. This being an [[HPLovecraft lovecraftian]] story, he of course thinks it is a sign that he is going insane.

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* [[ImpliedTrope Implied]] in the {{Roguelike}} ''VideoGame/TheConsumingShadow'', where the main character retrains the experience he has gotten over the playthroughs, and sometimes mentions the he dimly remembers that he has seen or dreamt about similar things before. This being an [[HPLovecraft [[Creator/HPLovecraft lovecraftian]] story, he of course thinks it is a sign that he is going insane.
7th Apr '16 12:30:23 AM Morgenthaler
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* The plot of R.L. Stine's ''Literature/{{Goosebumps}}'' novel ''The Cuckoo Clock of Doom'' is based around a cuckoo clock which causes this to happen to the protagonist. The problem is that it keeps going further back in time, probably [[RetGone erasing him from existence]] eventually.

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* The plot of R.L. Stine's ''Literature/{{Goosebumps}}'' novel ''The Cuckoo Clock of Doom'' is based around a cuckoo clock which causes this to happen to the protagonist. protagonist to jump back to earlier points in his life starting with the previous day. The problem is that it keeps going further back in time, time with no sign of stopping, probably [[RetGone erasing him from existence]] eventually.



* "Unsound Variations", a short story by [[ASongOfIceandFire George R.R. Martin]] has an antagonist who utilises this repeatedly and obsessively to wreck/steal the successes of his former college buddies.

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* "Unsound Variations", a short story by [[ASongOfIceandFire George R.R. Martin]] Creator/GeorgeRRMartin has an antagonist who utilises this repeatedly and obsessively to wreck/steal the successes of his former college buddies.
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