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6th Mar '18 6:23:05 AM Andyroid
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' episode "The Time Traveler's Pig", Dipper uses a time machine to go back in time and undo a mistake he made. Unfortunately, the only way to accomplish this would result in Mabel being beaten to winning her pet pig Waddles in a carnival game... by her SitcomArchNemesis Pacifica.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' episode "The Time Traveler's Pig", Dipper uses a time machine to go back in time and undo a mistake he made.made that lead to his crush Wendy going out with his SitcomArchNemesis Robbie Valentino. Unfortunately, the only way to accomplish this would result in Mabel being beaten to winning her pet pig Waddles in a carnival game... by her ''her'' SitcomArchNemesis Pacifica.
3rd Mar '18 3:50:20 AM Psyclone
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* Creator/JamesCameron's career had stalled out with a failed attempt to direct the B-horror movie ''Film/PiranhaPartTwoTheSpawning''. This career bust and his subsequent bout with food poisoning resulted in a delirious episode and hospital stay in Italy during which he had a nightmare of a metal skeleton emerging from a wall of fire, which inspired him to make [[[[Film/TheTerminator another B-movie]]. That was pretty much the last time "fail" and "James Cameron" appeared in the same sentence.

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* Creator/JamesCameron's career had stalled out with a failed attempt to direct the B-horror movie ''Film/PiranhaPartTwoTheSpawning''. This career bust and his subsequent bout with food poisoning resulted in a delirious episode and hospital stay in Italy during which he had a nightmare of a metal skeleton emerging from a wall of fire, which inspired him to make [[[[Film/TheTerminator [[Film/TheTerminator another B-movie]]. That was pretty much the last time "fail" and "James Cameron" appeared in the same sentence.
3rd Mar '18 3:50:10 AM Psyclone
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* Creator/JamesCameron's career had stalled out with a failed attempt to direct the B-horror movie ''Film/PiranhaPartTwoTheSpawning''. This career bust and his subsequent bout with food poisoning resulted in a delirious episode and hospital stay in Italy. During this time he crafted another B-movie about [[Film/TheTerminator a killer cyborg on a rampage]]. That was pretty much the last time "fail" and "James Cameron" appeared in the same sentence.

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* Creator/JamesCameron's career had stalled out with a failed attempt to direct the B-horror movie ''Film/PiranhaPartTwoTheSpawning''. This career bust and his subsequent bout with food poisoning resulted in a delirious episode and hospital stay in Italy. During this time Italy during which he crafted had a nightmare of a metal skeleton emerging from a wall of fire, which inspired him to make [[[[Film/TheTerminator another B-movie about [[Film/TheTerminator a killer cyborg on a rampage]].B-movie]]. That was pretty much the last time "fail" and "James Cameron" appeared in the same sentence.
28th Feb '18 6:28:36 PM CyberTiger88
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See also MyGreatestFailure, MiseryBuildsCharacter, ItsAWonderfulPlot, and CareerBuildingBlunder.

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See also MyGreatestFailure, MiseryBuildsCharacter, ItsAWonderfulPlot, CareerBuildingBlunder, and CareerBuildingBlunder.TaughtByExperience.
27th Feb '18 5:57:09 AM DanteVin
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* On the Male Protagonist's route in ''VideoGame/Persona3'' and regardless of your choice, [[spoiler:at rank nine the Moon will inevitably reverse. This is rectified shortly thereafter, though.]]
16th Dec '17 7:27:15 PM WillKeaton
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** In ''Film/StarTrek'' (reboot), it is implied that the ''Kelvin's'' destruction at the hands of the ''Narada'' led to Starfleet developed a beefed up and tough brand new ''Enterprise''. Also subverted (and therefore ultimately zigzagged) in that one of the themes is, regardless of how their starting points had changed (particularly Kirk and Spock, whose circumstances had changed most significantly over the original universe), the entire main cast still wound up on the Enterprise in the same configuration as in the original universe.

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** In ''Film/StarTrek'' (reboot), it is implied that the ''Kelvin's'' destruction at the hands of the ''Narada'' led to Starfleet developed developing a beefed up and tough brand new tougher, more combat ready fleet, a trend that affected the ''Enterprise''. Also subverted (and therefore ultimately zigzagged) in that one of the themes is, regardless of how their starting points had changed (particularly Kirk and Spock, whose circumstances had changed most significantly over the original universe), the entire main cast still wound up on the Enterprise ''Enterprise'' in the same configuration as in the original universe.
8th Nov '17 6:21:48 PM TheomanZero
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* One ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'' episode had Sabrina go back to the past to try to stop the event that made her and Harvey had a fallout. She is unsuccesful in it but eventually learns that the event was necessary for her and Harvey to understand each other better, so she just apologizes and they make out.

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* One ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'' episode had Sabrina go back to the past to try to stop the event that made her and Harvey had a fallout. She is unsuccesful unsuccessful in it but eventually learns that the event was necessary for her and Harvey to understand each other better, so she just apologizes and they make out.
7th Oct '17 12:59:22 AM pvsage
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* In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', Fluttershy was teased by bullies at flight camp for being a weak flyer. If she hadn't been teased by them, Rainbow Dash wouldn't have challenged them to a race to defend Fluttershy's honor and wouldn't have made the sonic rainboom that caused the two pegasi and their future earth pony and unicorn friends to get their cutie marks at the same time, which is apparently critical to their ability to wield the Elements of Harmony. In the Season 5 finale, the villain uses a time travel spell to disrupt the race in several different ways, resulting in one bad alternate present after another. In one trip through the spell, she simply [[SwiperNoSwiping told the bullies to be nice]], creating a timeline where Nightmare Moon rules Equestria.
17th Sep '17 3:29:31 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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* In "Profile in Silver," an episode of ''Series/TheTwilightZone1985'', a 22nd-century Harvard history professor time-travels to observe the assassination of his ancestor John F. Kennedy. Unable to just stand by and watch, he intervenes and prevents the assassination, only to learn that his act will lead to nuclear war and the destruction of humanity. He finds a way to save JFK and prevent the war.

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* In "Profile in Silver," an episode of ''Series/TheTwilightZone1985'', a 22nd-century Harvard history professor time-travels to observe the assassination of his ancestor John F. Kennedy. Unable to just stand by and watch, he intervenes and prevents the assassination, only to learn that his act will lead to nuclear war and the destruction of humanity. He finds a way to save JFK and prevent the war.war, making it a [[SubvertedTrope subversion]].
2nd Sep '17 4:24:09 PM nanakiro
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* In ''Anime/KatsugekiToukenRanbu'', Horikawa Kunihiro worries about the fate of his old master Hijikata Toshizou when he's sent to protect Sakamoto Ryouma from getting captured by the Shinsengumi. He thinks if the Shinsengumi catch Ryouma and execute him, then Hijikata's life won't be so filled with turmoil in the years to come; Izuminokami tells him that failing to capture (or even get a glimpse of) Ryouma was the way History went down, and without the Shinsengumi committing that failure, Ryouma would have never brought on the changes to Japan's political structure that he aided in. Hijikata's ongoing struggles after that event were part of the figure they were so fond of, and changing such fundamental parts of him would be a disservice to their memory of him.
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