History Main / MerlinSickness

28th Jan '17 2:08:52 AM ScorpiusOB1
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* This is a bad ending that awaits you and an alien (?) pal in ''Literature/ChooseYourOwnAdventure'' book ''UFO 54-40''. The book is at least merciful enough not to carry it to its expected end (it stops when said companion is carried away in an incubator), and comments your only hope is that you'll be born again sometime in the future so your life will start again.
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* Some cosmologists suggested that in an universe that was contracting to end in a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Crunch Big Crunch]], this would happen. Curiously enough, people living in such a place would find it as completely normal and time going forward as the equivalent for us of said reserved time flow.

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* Some cosmologists suggested in the past that in an universe that was contracting to end in a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Crunch Big Crunch]], this would happen. happen (the current understanding is that in such an Universe time would keep going forward). Curiously enough, people living in such a place would find it as completely normal and what is for us the norm would be considered by them as time going forward as the equivalent for us of said reserved time flow.backwards.
27th Jan '17 4:39:26 PM ScorpiusOB1
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* Some cosmologists suggested that in an universe that was contracting to end in a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Crunch Big Crunch]], this would happen. Curiously enough, people living in such a place would find it as completely normal and time going forward as the equivalent for us of said reserved time flow.
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21st Dec '16 5:29:43 AM MisterApple
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->Heute bist du schon ein Junge,
->gestern warst du noch zu alt.
Translation:
->Today you already are a boy
->Yesterday you still were to old

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->Heute -->Heute bist du schon ein Junge,
->gestern -->gestern warst du noch zu alt.
Translation:
->Today
**Translation:
-->Today
you already are a boy
->Yesterday -->Yesterday you still were to too old



* One of ''Radio/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' radio plays produced post-AuthorExistenceFailure contains a throwaway joke about a race of beings called the Hrarf-Hrarf that begin life old, age backwards, and culminate their lives with the exciting event of being born. While other creatures have midlife crises, these creatures have midlife celebrations. They also enjoy a hangover, because they know that it will soon be followed by a fabulous evening of drinking.

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* One of ''Radio/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' radio plays produced post-AuthorExistenceFailure contains a throwaway joke about a race of beings called the Hrarf-Hrarf that begin life old, age backwards, and culminate their lives with the exciting event of being born. While other creatures have midlife crises, these thes-e creatures have midlife celebrations. They also enjoy a hangover, because they know that it will soon be followed by a fabulous evening of drinking.
7th Dec '16 10:44:44 AM nighttrainfm
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* Arguably, the Doctor and River Song from ''Series/DoctorWho'' are doing this - they keep meeting in the wrong order, so that the first time the Doctor meets her, she has known him for years. Each time he sees her after that, she knows less and less about him.

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* Arguably, the ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** The
Doctor and River Song from ''Series/DoctorWho'' are doing Song's relationship has elements of this - they keep meeting in the wrong order, so that the first time the Doctor meets her, she has known him for years. Each Almost every time he sees her after that, she knows less and less about him.him, although the pattern isn't absolute. There's a reason they have to co-ordinate their diaries.
** Even stranger when River is "first" introduced to the Doctor in ''Let's Kill Hitler''. She outright says that she'll age herself backwards, just to mess with people's heads (a fourth-wall-knocking joke about the fact we meet River as she becomes successively younger, but Alex Kingston is getting older).



** Even stranger when River is "first" introduced to the Doctor in ''Let's Kill Hitler''. She outright says that she'll age herself backwards, just to mess with people's heads (a fourth-wall-knocking joke about the fact we meet River as she becomes successively younger, but Alex Kingston is getting older).
22nd Oct '16 1:06:41 PM Morgenthaler
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* One of Creator/AlanMoore's [[http://againwiththecomics.blogspot.com/2009/05/man-reversible-moores-alan.html ''Future Shocks'' strips]] was about a man aging backwards: he started lying in the street undying of a heart attack, got better, he started a job and got demoted until he was the teaboy, his kids moved into his house and finally vanished (would have been more unpleasant for their mother), split up with his wife, moved home, went to school to forget things...
** Bonus points for a [[DeathIsDramatic dramatic]] [[InvertedTrope birth.]]

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* One of Creator/AlanMoore's ''[[ComicBook/ThargsFutureShocks Future Shocks]]'' [[http://againwiththecomics.blogspot.com/2009/05/man-reversible-moores-alan.html ''Future Shocks'' strips]] was about a man aging backwards: he started lying in the street undying of a heart attack, got better, he started a job and got demoted until he was the teaboy, his kids moved into his house and finally vanished (would have been more unpleasant for their mother), split up with his wife, moved home, went to school to forget things...
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things... Bonus points for a [[DeathIsDramatic dramatic]] [[InvertedTrope birth.]]
20th Sep '16 4:08:56 PM eroock
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->''Ah, but I was so much older then,'' \\
''I'm younger than that now.''

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->''Ah, ->''"Ah, but I was so much older then,'' \\
''I'm younger than that now.''"''
21st Aug '16 12:05:24 PM nombretomado
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* ''[[ECComics Tales From the Crypt]]'': In "A-Corny Story", a man who was fired for being too old sends his youth-obsessed boss a hexed oak tree. As the tree ages backwards, so does its owner... until the tree has ended up as an acorn and the boss has de-aged out of existence.

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* ''[[ECComics ''[[Creator/ECComics Tales From the Crypt]]'': In "A-Corny Story", a man who was fired for being too old sends his youth-obsessed boss a hexed oak tree. As the tree ages backwards, so does its owner... until the tree has ended up as an acorn and the boss has de-aged out of existence.
11th Aug '16 2:42:57 PM Dravencour
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* This happened to ComicBook/LoisLane in ''The Cry-Baby of Metropolis''. Lois is worried about her wrinkles and steps into a youth machine even after Superman told her not to touch anything. After it seemingly doesn't work she sees the professor demonstrate that this trope is in effect with a chicken test subject (which turns into an egg and will soon turn into nothingness) and that only Superman's XRayVision can reverse the process. The next day this happens to Lois too and as she gets younger, not wanting Superman to be angry at her for her disobedience, she tries several times to trick Superman into use his XRayVision on her. But every time, Superman uses some other method to fulfill Lois's request, like "super mathematics" to count the jelly beans in a jar. When Lois is a baby, she gives up, but she is unable to admit to Superman because when she tries to talk it comes out as BabyLanguage. Superman takes her to ComicBook/LanaLang's house to take care of her, which of course makes her angry. Eventually Superman admits that he knew what Lois did the whole time and was just screwing with her to teach her a lesson. And the XRayVision actually doesn't have any effect, it was also just Superman and the professor screwing with her. Superman subsequently humiliates Lois by bottle-feeding her the antidote, in front of Lana.
* One ''ComicBook/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'' story starts with Merlin- yes, that Merlin- visiting the Spellman family. Rather than the traditional wizard Whitebeard look, this Merlin resembles a young man, an appearance he explains with this trope.

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* This happened to ComicBook/LoisLane in ''The Cry-Baby of Metropolis''. Lois is worried about her wrinkles and steps into a youth machine even after Superman told her not to touch anything. After it seemingly doesn't work she sees the professor demonstrate that this trope is in effect with a chicken test subject (which turns into an egg and will soon turn into nothingness) and that only Superman's XRayVision can reverse the process. The next day this happens to Lois too and as she gets younger, not wanting Superman to be angry at her for her disobedience, she tries several times to trick Superman into use his XRayVision on her. But every time, Superman uses some other method to fulfill Lois's request, like "super mathematics" to count the jelly beans in a jar. When Lois is a baby, she gives up, but she is unable to admit to Superman because when she tries to talk it comes out as BabyLanguage. Superman takes her to ComicBook/LanaLang's house to take care of her, which of course makes her angry. Eventually Superman admits that he knew what Lois did the whole time and was just screwing with her to teach her a lesson. And the XRayVision actually doesn't have any effect, it was also just Superman and the professor screwing with her. Superman subsequently humiliates Lois by bottle-feeding her the antidote, in front of Lana.
Lana. Website/{{Superdickery}} had a field day with this one.
* One ''ComicBook/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'' story starts with Merlin- yes, that Merlin- Merlin - visiting the Spellman family. Rather than the traditional wizard Whitebeard look, this Merlin resembles a young man, an appearance he explains with this trope.
24th Jul '16 6:18:32 PM nombretomado
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* The title character in F. Scott Fitzgerald's short story "TheCuriousCaseOfBenjaminButton" suffers from this.

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* The title character in F. Scott Fitzgerald's short story "TheCuriousCaseOfBenjaminButton" "Literature/TheCuriousCaseOfBenjaminButton" suffers from this.
26th Jun '16 12:53:00 PM Morgenthaler
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* Happens to Lion-O in the ''Thundercats'' episode "Time Switch" after he is accidentally exposed to gasses from one of the Thundercats' old suspension capsules. Despite knowing the risks involved, the other Thundercats decide they should take Lion-O to the Cave of Time and put him in there until he regains his normal age.

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* Happens to Lion-O in the ''Thundercats'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Thundercats}}'' episode "Time Switch" after he is accidentally exposed to gasses from one of the Thundercats' old suspension capsules. Despite knowing the risks involved, the other Thundercats decide they should take Lion-O to the Cave of Time and put him in there until he regains his normal age.
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