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11th Sep '16 9:47:05 PM PaulA
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* Done absolutely awesomely in OrsonScottCard's ''PastwatchTheRedemptionOfChristopherColumbus''. The plot is rather complicated, but suffice it to say it emerges that [[spoiler: our own timeline is the product of interference from ''another'' timeline, in which the Tlaxcalans of Central America conquered Europe and possibly the world. (The author does an excellent job of making it sound plausible). The people of ''that'' timeline viewed the Tlaxcalan invasion as the greatest catastrophe in human history, and so they altered their own timeline, by motivating Christopher Columbus to sail west (with a holographic God). Of course, in the story our own timeline appears to be headed for human extinction, so the characters make their own alteration, preventing both the Central American and European civilisations from wiping each other out. They are apparently more successful than the original alterers.]]

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* Done absolutely awesomely in OrsonScottCard's ''PastwatchTheRedemptionOfChristopherColumbus''.Creator/OrsonScottCard's ''Literature/PastwatchTheRedemptionOfChristopherColumbus''. The plot is rather complicated, but suffice it to say it emerges that [[spoiler: our own timeline is the product of interference from ''another'' timeline, in which the Tlaxcalans of Central America conquered Europe and possibly the world. (The author does an excellent job of making it sound plausible). The people of ''that'' timeline viewed the Tlaxcalan invasion as the greatest catastrophe in human history, and so they altered their own timeline, by motivating Christopher Columbus to sail west (with a holographic God). Of course, in the story our own timeline appears to be headed for human extinction, so the characters make their own alteration, preventing both the Central American and European civilisations from wiping each other out. They are apparently more successful than the original alterers.]]
7th Aug '16 5:47:28 PM aidreamer
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* In ''Webcomic/TheAdventuresOfDrMcNinja'', this turns out to be the main motive of the BigBad, King Radical. [[spoiler:His homeworld, the Radical Lands, were drained of LifeEnergy by Sparklelord and gradually dying. He escaped to an AlternateUniverse, the Dr.'s world, which is a cross between our mundane world and the awesomeness of the Radical Lands. In order to save his own world, he manipulated a time portal to start merging the worlds together in order to save his people. Why is this wrong? Because the process would make every Radical Lander take the place of a normal person from Doc's world, effectively forcing them out of existence, which would ultimately kill billions. But by the BlueAndOrangeMorality of King Radical, there is nothing wrong with this because native radical residents would be spared, and boring people don't deserve to live anyway]].
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6th Aug '16 3:01:46 PM nombretomado
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* TheDCU character Superboy-Prime wants to bring back his world, the "perfect" world... and he's willing to blow up every ''other'' world in existence to do it. Moreover, he has no problem killing anyone who gets in his way (or anyone who doesn't), because he judges them to be "stupid" versions of people who'd exist on his world. Yes, to some extent, he is [[TakeThatAudience a superpowered avatar of fanboy rage]]. Fittingly, he [[HumiliationConga eventually gets reduced to]] [[spoiler: an internet {{troll}}.]]

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* TheDCU Franchise/TheDCU character Superboy-Prime wants to bring back his world, the "perfect" world... and he's willing to blow up every ''other'' world in existence to do it. Moreover, he has no problem killing anyone who gets in his way (or anyone who doesn't), because he judges them to be "stupid" versions of people who'd exist on his world. Yes, to some extent, he is [[TakeThatAudience a superpowered avatar of fanboy rage]]. Fittingly, he [[HumiliationConga eventually gets reduced to]] [[spoiler: an internet {{troll}}.]]



* In ''VideoGame/MortalKombatVsDCUniverse'', the BigBad is Dark Kahn, a merged version of Shao Kahn and Darkseid, who starts merging the realities of Mortal Kombat and the DCUniverse, while feeding off the rage of the characters. He's also playing the heroes and villains of each world against each other, which think that the other is an invading army. Eventually, though teamwork, Superman and Raiden manage to defeat Dark Kahn and split the merged universe back into two and Dark Kahn himself back into Darkseid and Shao Kahn... who end up in each other's world and therefore powerless. Darkseid gets confined into the Netherrealm, while Shao Kahn gets banished to the Phantom Zone.

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* In ''VideoGame/MortalKombatVsDCUniverse'', the BigBad is Dark Kahn, a merged version of Shao Kahn and Darkseid, who starts merging the realities of Mortal Kombat and the DCUniverse, Franchise/DCUniverse, while feeding off the rage of the characters. He's also playing the heroes and villains of each world against each other, which think that the other is an invading army. Eventually, though teamwork, Superman and Raiden manage to defeat Dark Kahn and split the merged universe back into two and Dark Kahn himself back into Darkseid and Shao Kahn... who end up in each other's world and therefore powerless. Darkseid gets confined into the Netherrealm, while Shao Kahn gets banished to the Phantom Zone.
1st Aug '16 8:57:29 PM Nintendoman01
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* Played with in ''FanFic/DigimonChildrenOfTime''. It's explained that the different versions of the Digital World as seen in ''[[Anime/DigimonAdventure Adventure]][=/=]''[[Anime/DigimonAdventure02 02]]'', ''[[Anime/DigimonTamers Tamers]]'', ''[[Anime/DigimonFrontier Frontier]]'', and ''[[Anime/DigimonSavers Data Squad]]'' were all once one composite world, but were broken apart when the original [=DigiDestined=] defeated the darkness present during that time. After Tai, Davis, Takato, Takuya, and Marcus' respective groups saved each one, they have since merged back together into a single world.
31st Jul '16 4:19:55 PM binaroid
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* ''Anime/DualParallelTroubleAdventure'': After the BigBad is defeated, the hero Kazuki Yotsuga is forced to sacrifice his HumongousMecha in order to SaveBothWorlds -- except that Mitsuki Sanada [[WhatDoesThisButtonDo leans on the wrong lever]] just beforehand, causing all of the named characters find themselves in a Merged Reality, unlike either of the realities of the story, but preserving all of the unique memories and characters from both of its parents. (For example, both Mitsuki Sanada and her cousin-slash-{{alternate self}} Mitsuki Rara both coexist within the new reality and its new history.)
31st Jul '16 3:19:03 PM nombretomado
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* Happens with the ''{{DC}}'', ''{{Wildstorm}}'' and (sorta) ''Creator/{{Vertigo|Comics}}'' universes at the end of ''ComicBook/{{Flashpoint}}''. After the Flash is revealed to have accidentally broken the timeline, leading to events in Flashpoint, Pandora merges the three universes together to fix the problem. (why she can't simply undo the damage and has to merge in the other universes is not explained) This leads directly to the DC reboot and the ''ComicBook/{{New 52}}'', with some Wildstorm and Vertigo characters and concepts being added to the DCU.

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* Happens with the ''{{DC}}'', ''Creator/{{DC}}'', ''{{Wildstorm}}'' and (sorta) ''Creator/{{Vertigo|Comics}}'' universes at the end of ''ComicBook/{{Flashpoint}}''. After the Flash is revealed to have accidentally broken the timeline, leading to events in Flashpoint, Pandora merges the three universes together to fix the problem. (why she can't simply undo the damage and has to merge in the other universes is not explained) This leads directly to the DC reboot and the ''ComicBook/{{New 52}}'', with some Wildstorm and Vertigo characters and concepts being added to the DCU.
2nd Jun '16 6:07:02 PM Nintendoman01
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* A more malicious example nearly happens in the ''Literature/RodAlbrightAlienAdventures''; [[BigBadDuumvirate BKR and Smorkus Flinders]] planned to merge Dimension X with Dimension Q, the dimension Earth is in, thus creating a composite universe where everyone would be subject to Dimension X's Reality Quakes and potentially be driven insane. It's outright stated that BKR is doing so purely ForTheEvulz, despite the fact that he will be affected just like everyone else.
10th Mar '16 10:31:21 AM megarockman
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* With multiple uses of time travel in the whole ''[[VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlertSeries Red Alert]]'' series this trope is normally averted (timelines are, canonically, overridden in succession). However, a merging of timelines is deployed for the ending of the Allied campaign in the ''Yuri's Revenge'' expansion of ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert2'': after Yuri's initial plot at simultaneous worldwide psychic domination while the Allies were distracted celebrating the defeat of the Soviets hits a snag in San Francisco due to an ultimately-fortuitous Harrier crash on Alcatraz, the Allies' task forc jump back in time to warn their past selves - they end up back at the initial Soviet invasion of San Francisco during the original game. Among other things, this means the assassination of General Carville by a Crazy Ivan just prior to the battle in the Black Forest[[note]]10th mission in the Allied campaign of the original [=RA2=][[/note]] gets retconned out. During the denouement of the Allied campaign everybody's screens start shaking like earthquakes as Einstein explains the timelines are merging since two sets of events at the same time cannot coexist - thankfully, the best events of both timelines for the Allies are kept: as before the Soviets are still defeated, but now Carville is still alive and Yuri is now in a TailorMadePrison to render his psychic abilities useless.



* With multiple uses of time travel in the whole ''[[VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlertSeries Red Alert]]'' series this trope is normally averted (timelines are, canonically, overridden in succession). However, a merging of timelines is deployed for the ending of the Allied campaign in the ''Yuri's Revenge'' expansion of ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert2'': after Yuri's initial plot at simultaneous worldwide psychic domination while the Allies were distracted celebrating the defeat of the Soviets hits a snag in San Francisco due to an ultimately-fortuitous Harrier crash on Alcatraz, the Allies' task forc jump back in time to warn their past selves - they end up back at the initial Soviet invasion of San Francisco during the original game. Among other things, this means the assassination of General Carville by a Crazy Ivan just prior to the battle in the Black Forest[[note]]10th mission in the Allied campaign of the original [=RA2=][[/note]] gets retconned out. During the denouement of the Allied campaign everybody's screens start shaking like earthquakes as Einstein explains the timelines are merging since two sets of events at the same time cannot coexist - thankfully, the best events of both timelines for the Allies are kept: as before the Soviets are still defeated, but now Carville is still alive and Yuri is now in a TailorMadePrison to render his psychic abilities useless.
10th Mar '16 10:31:04 AM megarockman
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* With multiple uses of time travel in the whole ''[[VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlertSeries Red Alert]]'' series this trope is normally averted (timelines are, canonically, overridden in succession). However, a merging of timelines is deployed for the ending of the Allied campaign in the ''Yuri's Revenge'' expansion of ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert2'': after Yuri's initial plot at simultaneous worldwide psychic domination while the Allies were distracted celebrating the defeat of the Soviets hits a snag in San Francisco due to an ultimately-fortuitous Harrier crash on Alcatraz, the Allies' task forc jump back in time to warn their past selves - they end up back at the initial Soviet invasion of San Francisco during the original game. Among other things, this means the assassination of General Carville by a Crazy Ivan just prior to the battle in the Black Forest[[note]]10th mission in the Allied campaign of the original [=RA2=][[/note]] gets retconned out. During the denouement of the Allied campaign everybody's screens start shaking like earthquakes as Einstein explains the timelines are merging since two sets of events at the same time cannot coexist - thankfully, the best events of both timelines for the Allies are kept: as before the Soviets are still defeated, but now Carville is still alive and Yuri is now in a TailorMadePrison to render his psychic abilities useless.
28th Oct '15 9:51:13 AM Willbyr
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* In ''ElevenEyes'', Kakeru comes to the realization late in the game that every one of the chosen ones was drawn from another, slightly different, reality since memories and information don't match up. Everyone worries that [[spoiler:they have to die because of Liselotte's soul in them and]] when the battle is finished, they won't be able to see each other again. [[spoiler:Kukuri heals the world back to normal.]] Everyone ends up staying together in the same world, a composite of all of theirs. They'd become such a tight group of TrueCompanions that it would be too cruel to split them apart.
* Used mildly in the [[http://www.onemanga.com/Tsubasa_Reservoir_Chronicles/69/05/ Shara/Shura]] [[StoryArc arc]] of ''TsubasaReservoirChronicle''. In this case, the main characters don't even realize they are time traveling, but their actions do result in friendlier interactions in the original world. Not that there aren't consequences....

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* In ''ElevenEyes'', ''VisualNovel/ElevenEyes'', Kakeru comes to the realization late in the game that every one of the chosen ones was drawn from another, slightly different, reality since memories and information don't match up. Everyone worries that [[spoiler:they have to die because of Liselotte's soul in them and]] when the battle is finished, they won't be able to see each other again. [[spoiler:Kukuri heals the world back to normal.]] Everyone ends up staying together in the same world, a composite of all of theirs. They'd become such a tight group of TrueCompanions that it would be too cruel to split them apart.
* Used mildly in the [[http://www.onemanga.com/Tsubasa_Reservoir_Chronicles/69/05/ Shara/Shura]] Shara/Shura [[StoryArc arc]] of ''TsubasaReservoirChronicle''.''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle''. In this case, the main characters don't even realize they are time traveling, but their actions do result in friendlier interactions in the original world. Not that there aren't consequences....
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