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10th Apr '17 5:45:17 PM nombretomado
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* In SergeyLukyanenko's ''Literature/ALordFromPlanetEarth'', the main character finds himself on an alien planet in the middle of an invasion. He is given a pair of [[{{Precursors}} Seeder]] artifacts with an unknown function. During the first confrontation with the BigBad, one of his new friends is brutally killed, and the BigBad is an inch away from slicing the protagonist open. In desperation, he breaks one of the pencil-shaped crystals and [[TimeStandsStill time freezes]], while he hears a voice telling him of a "temporal event" of some sort. He then finds himself several hours prior with full knowledge of things to come. The only difference is he only has one artifact left. He also finds that it's pretty difficult to try to change things, as the universe keeps trying to maintain continuity. He does manage to save his friend (twice, by using the other crystal) and alter the final fight with the villain to strike him while the BigBad is moving in for the kill. Also, physical time travel is possible as well.

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* In SergeyLukyanenko's Creator/SergeyLukyanenko's ''Literature/ALordFromPlanetEarth'', the main character finds himself on an alien planet in the middle of an invasion. He is given a pair of [[{{Precursors}} Seeder]] artifacts with an unknown function. During the first confrontation with the BigBad, one of his new friends is brutally killed, and the BigBad is an inch away from slicing the protagonist open. In desperation, he breaks one of the pencil-shaped crystals and [[TimeStandsStill time freezes]], while he hears a voice telling him of a "temporal event" of some sort. He then finds himself several hours prior with full knowledge of things to come. The only difference is he only has one artifact left. He also finds that it's pretty difficult to try to change things, as the universe keeps trying to maintain continuity. He does manage to save his friend (twice, by using the other crystal) and alter the final fight with the villain to strike him while the BigBad is moving in for the kill. Also, physical time travel is possible as well.
28th Dec '16 9:21:30 PM jormis29
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* In the Netflix series ''Travelers'' the BenevolentConspiracy sends it agents back in time this way. The process tortuously kills the original person. Usually they only take over the bodies of people who were supposed to die in order to minimize unintentional changes (Travelers do not get the memories of their host so replacing a person part way through their life would mean them not doing things they were supposed to). Travelers convicted of treason are also executed by having their minds overwritten with a new Traveler.

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* In the Netflix series ''Travelers'' ''Series/{{Travelers}}'' the BenevolentConspiracy sends it agents back in time this way. The process tortuously kills the original person. Usually they only take over the bodies of people who were supposed to die in order to minimize unintentional changes (Travelers do not get the memories of their host so replacing a person part way through their life would mean them not doing things they were supposed to). Travelers convicted of treason are also executed by having their minds overwritten with a new Traveler.
25th Dec '16 3:32:14 PM Game_Fan
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* In the Netflix series ''Travelers'' the BenevolentConspiracy sends it agents back in time this way. The process tortuously kills the original person. Usually they only take over the bodies of people who were supposed to die in order to minimize unintentional changes (Travelers do not get the memories of their host so replacing a person part way through their life would mean them not doing things they were supposed to). Travelers convicted of treason are also executed by having their minds overwritten with a new Traveler.
23rd Oct '16 9:40:35 AM siberia82
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* In ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'', 2023 Wolverine's mind gets beamed back in time into his younger self's body in the 1970s. Also goes in reverse when [[spoiler:Young Charles has a conversation with his future self by way of Logan's mind.]]

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* In ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'', ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'': 2023 Wolverine's mind gets beamed back in time into his younger self's body in the 1970s. 1973. Also goes in reverse when [[spoiler:Young [[spoiler:Past Charles has a conversation with his future self by way of Logan's mind.]]mind]].
6th Oct '16 10:42:09 AM Wymar
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** This isn't the first time either. When Kyon and Mikuru travel to [[ArcWords thre years ago]], Yuki from that time effectively downloads the memories of her future self, becoming her future self in the process. [[StableTimeLoop However much sense that makes]].

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** This isn't the first time either. When Kyon and Mikuru travel to [[ArcWords thre three years ago]], Yuki from that time effectively downloads the memories of her future self, becoming her future self in the process. [[StableTimeLoop However much sense that makes]].
6th Oct '16 10:41:49 AM Wymar
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** This isn't the first time either. When Kyon and Mikuru travel to [[ArcWords thre years ago]], Yuki from that time effectively downloads the memories of her future self, becoming her future self in the process. [[StableTimeLoop However much sense that makes]].
5th Oct '16 1:02:27 PM Morgenthaler
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* Emily from ''OurTown''

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* Emily from ''OurTown''''Theatre/OurTown''
13th Sep '16 12:53:47 PM VicGeorge2011
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** In the series finale "All Good Things", Picard finds himself continuously shifting between three seperate timelines, one in the "present", one several years ago when the Enterprise was just launched, and one several decades in the future when Picard is mostly retired.

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** In the series finale "All Good Things", Picard finds himself continuously shifting between three seperate timelines, one in the "present", one several years ago when the Enterprise was just launched, and one several decades 25 years in the future when Picard is mostly retired.
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]].
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