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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....
11th Oct '15 5:43:52 PM nombretomado
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* PiersAnthony's ''Literature/ApprenticeAdept'' series eventually merges the two worlds into one; as the characters are explicitly paired across both worlds (mirror-universe twin kinda thing), each pair merges into one being, and each pair has to time-share their body. Substantially easier for the heroes than for the villains, since heroes are used to putting the needs of others on par with or ahead of their own.

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* PiersAnthony's Creator/PiersAnthony's ''Literature/ApprenticeAdept'' series eventually merges the two worlds into one; as the characters are explicitly paired across both worlds (mirror-universe twin kinda thing), each pair merges into one being, and each pair has to time-share their body. Substantially easier for the heroes than for the villains, since heroes are used to putting the needs of others on par with or ahead of their own.
10th Oct '15 9:50:41 AM 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 ''{{New52}}'', with some Wildstorm and Vertigo characters and concepts being added to the DCU.

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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 ''{{New52}}'', ''ComicBook/{{New 52}}'', with some Wildstorm and Vertigo characters and concepts being added to the DCU.
18th Sep '15 10:09:59 PM nombretomado
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* Marvel's ''EarthX'' trilogy: Mephisto is continually [[DealWithTheDevil tempting people]] to change history for this purpose, when in fact it creates alternate universes--so even if the new universe is better, the old one is still there and [[CrapsackWorld just as terrible as before]]. Meanwhile the Elders of the Universe are trying to put all these alternate universes back together to recreate the original--and [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans never mind that this involves the effective death of trillions of people native to the new universes]].

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* Marvel's ''EarthX'' ''ComicBook/EarthX'' trilogy: Mephisto is continually [[DealWithTheDevil tempting people]] to change history for this purpose, when in fact it creates alternate universes--so even if the new universe is better, the old one is still there and [[CrapsackWorld just as terrible as before]]. Meanwhile the Elders of the Universe are trying to put all these alternate universes back together to recreate the original--and [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans never mind that this involves the effective death of trillions of people native to the new universes]].
15th Sep '15 9:18:52 PM nombretomado
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* The climaxes of ''CrisisOnInfiniteEarths'', ''ZeroHour'' , ''InfiniteCrisis'' and ''ComicBook/{{Flashpoint}}''. DC Comics seems to be in a habit of doing this every decade or so.

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* The climaxes of ''CrisisOnInfiniteEarths'', ''ZeroHour'' ''ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths'', ''ComicBook/ZeroHour'' , ''InfiniteCrisis'' ''ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis'' and ''ComicBook/{{Flashpoint}}''. DC Comics seems to be in a habit of doing this every decade or so.
12th Sep '15 11:58:11 PM nombretomado
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* The objective of the villain in ''{{Noein}}'' is to converge the infinite possible universes into one world, which he thinks would be free from suffering. It also comes at the cost of all individuality ceasing to exist.

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* The objective of the villain in ''{{Noein}}'' ''{{Anime/Noein}}'' is to converge the infinite possible universes into one world, which he thinks would be free from suffering. It also comes at the cost of all individuality ceasing to exist.
10th Sep '15 10:45:00 PM mtoksane
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* The climaxes of ''CrisisOnInfiniteEarths'', ''InfiniteCrisis'' and ''ZeroHour''. DC Comics seems to be in a habit of doing this every decade or so.

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* The climaxes of ''CrisisOnInfiniteEarths'', ''ZeroHour'' , ''InfiniteCrisis'' and ''ZeroHour''.''ComicBook/{{Flashpoint}}''. DC Comics seems to be in a habit of doing this every decade or so.



* 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 ''{{New52}}'', with some Wildstorm and Vertigo characters and concepts being added to the DCU.



* The DC and Marvel multiverses briefly merge together into the ComicBook/AmalgamUniverse in ''DC vs Marvel''. Years later they are merged again (but not creating the Amalgam universe) in the ''ComicBook/JLAAvengers'' crossover.
* 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 ''{{New52}}'', with some Wildstorm and Vertigo characters and concepts being added to the DCU.
* The end result of the ''ComicBook/SonicTheHedgehogMegaManWorldsCollide'' CrisisCrossover's ending towards Mobius in ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog. Thanks to Eggman's mucking, Mobius is now one part "Mobius Prime" and one part "Mobius Genesis", resulting in a blending of game and [=SatAM=] elements, among other {{cosmic retcon}}s. (Eggman's main base being the Metropolis Zone, Knothole being situated in the Wood Zone, Mobotropolis now in Westside Island...)


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* The DC and Marvel multiverses briefly merge together into the ComicBook/AmalgamUniverse in ''DC vs Marvel''. Years later they are merged again (but not creating the Amalgam universe) in the ''ComicBook/JLAAvengers'' crossover.
* The end result of the ''ComicBook/SonicTheHedgehogMegaManWorldsCollide'' CrisisCrossover's ending towards Mobius in ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog. Thanks to Eggman's mucking, Mobius is now one part "Mobius Prime" and one part "Mobius Genesis", resulting in a blending of game and [=SatAM=] elements, among other {{cosmic retcon}}s. (Eggman's main base being the Metropolis Zone, Knothole being situated in the Wood Zone, Mobotropolis now in Westside Island...)


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* Jack Williamson's Legion of Time is one of the earliest novels in which this trope appears as a (somewhat illogical) happy surprise ending. The alternative futures of Utopian Jonbar and Dystopian Gyronchi fight for existence. [[spoiler: The hero struggles to bring about Jonbar's future, but somehow his efforts cause a fusion of the two futures, with the best features of each - including a fusion of the two womem in them he loves, good girl Lethonee and bad girl Sorainya.]]
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