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2nd May '17 6:33:23 PM nombretomado
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* In ''[[WesternAnimation/BeastWars Beast Wars: Transformers]]'', 'cycles' are used for minute-like timespans. There are also "nano-kliks" (roughly a second), "decacycles," "megacycles," and "stellar cycles," which varied DependingOnTheWriter (megacycles at one point going from roughly an hour to, from context, roughly a year).

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* ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'':
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In ''[[WesternAnimation/BeastWars Beast Wars: Transformers]]'', 'cycles' are used for minute-like timespans. There are also "nano-kliks" (roughly a second), "decacycles," "megacycles," and "stellar cycles," which varied DependingOnTheWriter (megacycles at one point going from roughly an hour to, from context, roughly a year).year).
** ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'' uses this so much you really wish they'd just break down and convert the damn units. "Wait a cycle!" "I haven't done this in deca-cycles!" "I have bided my time for eighty mega-cycles..."
** The original ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers'' series had the infamous "astroseconds," "astrominutes," "astrolitres," "a Cybertronic mili-inch," etc. The first episode mentioned a unit of time called a "quartex," but it was never mentioned again.



* ''TransformersAnimated'' uses this so much you really wish they'd just break down and convert the damn units. "Wait a cycle!" "I haven't done this in deca-cycles!" "I have bided my time for eighty mega-cycles..."
** The original Transformers series had the infamous "astroseconds," "astrominutes," "astrolitres," "a Cybertronic mili-inch," etc. The first episode mentioned a unit of time called a "quartex," but it was never mentioned again.
15th Mar '17 7:16:43 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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'''Kryten:''' Well, curiously enough, it's exactly the same as one Earth minute.\\
'''[[TheDitz Cat]]:''' 5 hanaka! That only gives us 28 hours!

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'''Kryten:''' Well, curiously enough, it's exactly the same as one Earth minute.\\
'''[[TheDitz Cat]]:''' 5 hanaka! That only gives us 28 hours!
15th Mar '17 7:14:59 PM Pichu-kun
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* Cats in ''Literature/WarriorCats'' refer to the seasons as Newleaf, Greenleaf, Leaf-fall, and Leaf-bare. They also don't use years like humans. They go by moons. One moon is roughly a month, a half-moon refers to two weeks, and a quarter-moon refers to a week.
* Dogs and wolves in ''Literature/SurvivorDogs'' refer to the seasons as Tree Flower, Long Light, Red Leaf, and Ice Wind.



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* The people of the ''{{Metroid}}'' universe use "cycles" for a span of time somewhere between a few months and about a year. Space Pirate logs often talk about projects being developed over the course of a few cycles, for example figuring out how to infuse their troops with Phazon, especially as it took multiple failed attempts. U'mos in ''Metroid Prime 2'' is mentioned to be several centicycles old (technically it should be centocycles, but that's [[UnitConfusion a different trope entirely]]). Might it be some based on other planet's year?

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* The people of the ''{{Metroid}}'' ''Franchise/{{Metroid}}'' universe use "cycles" for a span of time somewhere between a few months and about a year. Space Pirate logs often talk about projects being developed over the course of a few cycles, for example figuring out how to infuse their troops with Phazon, especially as it took multiple failed attempts. U'mos in ''Metroid Prime ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime 2'' is mentioned to be several centicycles old (technically it should be centocycles, but that's [[UnitConfusion a different trope entirely]]). Might it be some based on other planet's year?



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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' uses "moons" as a "longer-than-a-week-but-shorter-than-a-year" measurement of time, and never specifies exactly how long a "moon" is. A common theory is that it's simply a pony-ism for "month" due to how its used and the association with lunar cycles. Thing is, in FIM the moon is controlled manually, and every ''other'' unit of time is unchanged, implying that it's not a standard month. [[WordOfGod According to the show's director]], "it's a unit of time with no human equivalent." It tends to be used when the writers don't want to worry too much about the timeline.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' uses "moons" as a "longer-than-a-week-but-shorter-than-a-year" measurement of time, and never specifies exactly how long a "moon" is. A common theory is that it's simply a pony-ism for "month" due to how its used and the association with lunar cycles. Thing is, in FIM ''FIM'' the moon is controlled manually, and every ''other'' unit of time is unchanged, implying that it's not a standard month. [[WordOfGod According to the show's director]], "it's a unit of time with no human equivalent." It tends to be used when the writers don't want to worry too much about the timeline.
1st Mar '17 6:10:32 AM C105
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* The aliens in the French-Belgian comic ''ComicBook/TheScrameustache'' uses "time units" on a few occasions. Their duration is never precisely stated, but it seems to be around a minute.
26th Jan '17 7:07:03 PM Vilui
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** Although continually sleeping 40 minutes later everyday means that after about two-and-a-half weeks your AM/PM has completely flipped over and you're going to bed around noon and getting up in the late evening.

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** Although continually sleeping 40 minutes later everyday every day means that after about two-and-a-half weeks your AM/PM has completely flipped over and you're going to bed around noon and getting up in the late evening.
6th Jan '17 12:44:35 PM MiddleEighth
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* The time system in Ketafa in ''Fanfic/WithStringsAttached'' is some strange thing divided into five big chunks, four sets of five smaller chunks, and 400 smaller units. Times are called, very prosaically, �2-3� or �5-5� or whatever. The four never bother to find out anything about it.

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* The time system in Ketafa in ''Fanfic/WithStringsAttached'' (and, later, also in Baravada in ''Fanfic/TheKeysStandAlone: The Soft World'') is some strange thing divided into five big chunks, four sets of five smaller chunks, and 400 smaller units. Times are called, very prosaically, �2-3� “2-3” or �5-5� “5-5” or whatever. The four never bother to find out anything about it.it, and the only time it matters to them is in ''Keys'' when they need to be somewhere at a particular time, or when one of the minor magic items they acquire has a time limit. They do, however, get a pocket watch.
**The clock starts at noon, when all hands are at 1; this is called “All Up,” signals lunch, and is the only known Ketafan clock setting to correspond with any 24-hour clock setting.
**No calendar, day names, etc. are mentioned at any time, but the inhabitants on both continents refer to “hands” of days or years.
4th Dec '16 6:28:18 AM upupandaway42
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* In ''Film/ManOfSteel'', Zod and his followers are sentenced to the Phantom Zone for 300 "cycles". These are persumerly Kryptonian years, but since no matter how much time they measure, Krypton [[DoomedHometown doesn't have 300 of them left]], so it quickly become a moot point.
7th Sep '16 9:39:25 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* Fanfic/PokemonResetBloodlines has this come up with one of the show's longest running mysteries: Ash's age. In fic, ''Ash'' himself has no idea how long his journey pre time travel was as per one of the stories ongoing jokes, so he eventually starts to measure the length of time he was traveling in gym battles.

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* Fanfic/PokemonResetBloodlines ''Fanfic/PokemonResetBloodlines'' has this come up with one of the show's longest running mysteries: Ash's age. In fic, ''Ash'' himself has no idea how long his journey pre time travel was as per one of the stories ongoing jokes, so he eventually starts to measure the length of time he was traveling in gym battles.
7th Sep '16 7:56:33 PM KrspaceT
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* Fanfic/PokemonResetBloodlines has this come up with one of the show's longest running mysteries: Ash's age. In fic, ''Ash'' himself has no idea how long his journey pre time travel was as per one of the stories ongoing jokes, so he eventually starts to measure the length of time he was traveling in gym battles.
12th Aug '16 6:40:07 PM JapaneseTeeth
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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' uses "moons" as a "longer-than-a-week-but-shorter-than-a-year" measurement of time, and never specifies exactly how long a "moon" is. A common theory is that it's simply a pony-ism for "month" due to how its used and the association with lunar cycles. Thing is, in FIM the moon is controlled manually, and every ''other'' unit of time is unchanged, implying that it's not a standard month. [[WordOfGod According to the show's director]], "it's a unit of time with no human equivalent." It tends to be used when the writers don't want to worry too much about the timeline.
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