History Main / NecessaryFail

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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24th Aug '17 3:04:49 AM Azaram
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* In ''Film/TheTimeMachine2002'' the protagonist invents the machine so he could save his fiancée's life. So, since if not for her death, he wouldn't have invented it, she has to die in every timeline in which he and his machine appear. Consequently his successive failures to save her life put him in a quest to the future in search answers that ends whit him both, saving the Eloy from his enslavement at the hands of the Morloks and finding a new place to which he belongs.

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* In ''Film/TheTimeMachine2002'' the protagonist invents the machine so he could save his fiancée's life. So, since if not for her death, he wouldn't have invented it, she has to die in every timeline in which he and his machine appear. Consequently his successive failures to save her life put him in a quest to the future in search answers that ends whit with him both, both saving the Eloy Eloi from his enslavement at the hands of the Morloks and finding a new place to which he belongs.
9th Jul '17 3:51:25 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' episode "The City on the Edge of Forever", Kirk realizes he must allow his LoveInterest Edith Keeler to die in order to prevent a nuclear war--and the triumph of UsefulNotes/NaziGermany in WorldWarII.

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* In the ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' episode "The City on the Edge of Forever", Kirk realizes he must allow his LoveInterest Edith Keeler to die in order to prevent a nuclear war--and the triumph of UsefulNotes/NaziGermany in WorldWarII.UsefulNotes/WorldWarII.
8th Jun '17 6:46:02 PM DustSnitch
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* Creator/WaltDisney's first[[note]][[OldShame not including]] ''Disney/SongOfTheSouth''[[/note]] live-action musical, ''Film/BabesInToyland'', failed to make a splash at the box office. Consequently, Walt looked for some elements that he could improve on next time he would do a fantasy musical, such as production values, substance, and casting. By managing not to repeat the same mistakes of ''Babes in Toyland'', his next foray into this genre became one of the most beloved movies of his career -- ''Film/MaryPoppins''.

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* Creator/WaltDisney's first[[note]][[OldShame not including]] ''Disney/SongOfTheSouth''[[/note]] ''Film/SongOfTheSouth''[[/note]] live-action musical, ''Film/BabesInToyland'', failed to make a splash at the box office. Consequently, Walt looked for some elements that he could improve on next time he would do a fantasy musical, such as production values, substance, and casting. By managing not to repeat the same mistakes of ''Babes in Toyland'', his next foray into this genre became one of the most beloved movies of his career -- ''Film/MaryPoppins''.
3rd Jun '17 12:21:24 PM nombretomado
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* Pretty much the whole point of ''Film/SlumdogMillionaire''. If Jamal's life had sucked any less then he never would have been on WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire let alone [[spoiler: win the million and his happily ever after with Latika.]]

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* Pretty much the whole point of ''Film/SlumdogMillionaire''. If Jamal's life had sucked any less then he never would have been on WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire ''Series/WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire'' let alone [[spoiler: win the million and his happily ever after with Latika.]]
1st May '17 8:24:01 PM RacattackForce
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* Creator/{{Nintendo}} views the UsefulNotes/WiiU as this. To make a long story short, the Wii U is one of the biggest hardware failures Nintendo ever had, but it allowed the company to come to grips with HD game development, serves as an example of how ''not'' to approach future marketing and software support for their systems, and one of the system's core ideas (a home console with a portable factor) was recycled into [[UsefulNotes/NintendoSwitch its successor]].

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* Creator/{{Nintendo}} views the UsefulNotes/WiiU as this. To make a long story short, the Wii U is one of the biggest hardware failures Nintendo ever had, had (second only to the UsefulNotes/VirtualBoy), but it allowed the company to come to grips with HD game development, serves as an example of how ''not'' to approach future marketing and software support for their systems, and one of the system's core ideas (a home console with a portable factor) was recycled into [[UsefulNotes/NintendoSwitch its successor]].
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