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8th Jan '17 6:39:59 AM TroperNo9001
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* There was a ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fanfic which invelved Rainbow Dash travelling in time to set herself and Applejack up. Eventually, because of this, she, Applejack, and Twilight Sparkle are all jumping through time trying to make sure the right versions of themselves meet at the right time. It ends up with several dozen of each pony getting very confused. [[spoiler: And then [[FromBadToWorse Scootaloo gets caught up too...]]]]
** Another fanfic, ''FanFic/OnACrossAndArrow'', instead had dimensional travel replacing time travel. Twilight ended up sending the Mane Six into an alternate dimension where everyone is gender-swapped versions of themselves. She feared that if they met their alternate selves, they would explode or something. [[spoiler: Thankfully, this isn't the case in the slightest.]]

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* There was a ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fanfic which invelved involved Rainbow Dash travelling in time to set herself and Applejack up. Eventually, because of this, she, Applejack, and Twilight Sparkle are all jumping through time trying to make sure the right versions of themselves meet at the right time. It ends up with several dozen of each pony getting very confused. [[spoiler: And then [[FromBadToWorse Scootaloo gets caught up too...]]]]
** Another fanfic, ''FanFic/OnACrossAndArrow'', instead had dimensional travel replacing time travel. Twilight ended up sending the Mane Six into an alternate dimension where everyone is gender-swapped versions of themselves. She feared that if they met their alternate selves, they would explode or something. [[spoiler: Thankfully, this isn't the case in the slightest.]]]
29th Dec '16 11:15:58 AM nombretomado
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* In ''Film/LostHighway'', Fred Madison buzzes himself on the intercom to tell himself, "Dick Laurent is dead." A DavidLynch film, of course, this is open to interpretation.

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* In ''Film/LostHighway'', Fred Madison buzzes himself on the intercom to tell himself, "Dick Laurent is dead." A DavidLynch Creator/DavidLynch film, of course, this is open to interpretation.
27th Dec '16 4:08:00 PM nombretomado
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* This trope gets smashed into the ground with the character of Martin Summers in ''AshesToAshes''. Then again, in the light of the finale, [[spoiler: whether it ''actually'' applies is debatable]].

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* This trope gets smashed into the ground with the character of Martin Summers in ''AshesToAshes''.''Series/AshesToAshes''. Then again, in the light of the finale, [[spoiler: whether it ''actually'' applies is debatable]].
15th Dec '16 5:03:01 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* A non-paradox version of this in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' is the stated reason the [[KidFromTheFuture Kids From The Future]] leave once their present selves are born. The future children don't want to live with their present selves because it would negatively impact their childhoods. Averted for [[spoiler:Lucina]] and [[spoiler:Noire]], as the former is already born while the latter stays with her present self to [[SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong right her relationship with her mother]].

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* A non-paradox version of this in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' is the stated reason the [[KidFromTheFuture Kids From The Future]] leave once their present selves are born. The future children don't want to live with their present selves because it would negatively impact their childhoods. Averted for [[spoiler:Lucina]] [[spoiler:Lucina]], [[spoiler:Noire]] and [[spoiler:Noire]], as [[spoiler: Severa]]: the former first is already born while and briefly meets her baby self, the latter second stays with her present self to [[SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong right her extremely complicated relationship with her mother]].mother]], and the third ''does'' leave but is said to drop by once in a while to check on her parents. ([[spoiler: Though if ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'' is to be believed, she eventually ''does'' leave with Owain and Inigo so they can reach Nohr.]])
** Played with in the Future Past DLC, since the Future Kids ''also'' don't interact with their alternate selves from another BadFuture (and one even worse than their original world) under a similar logic. They fear that their other selves, who have been ''even more'' traumatized by Grima's takeover, will end up needlessly shaken over meeting them... so when one playable Future Kid comes near his/her other self, they hide from the other and limit themselves to [[YouAreNotAlone whisper words of encouragement for the others.]]
15th Dec '16 4:54:28 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* In the manga version of ''Manga/SailorMoon'' and in ''Anime/SailorMonCrystal'', during the TimeTravel to the thirtieth century, the titular character feels faint in the presence of her future self, Neo-Queen Serenity, and her body becomes transparent; her Silver Crystal also loses its power under the influence of its future counterpart. At the end of this story arc, Neo-Queen Serenity tries to resist the temptation of talking to her past self, since it may result in the history being changed... fails, and goes to meet Sailor Moon anyway for some seconds. The story also involved Prince Demand attempting to [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt bring the world to an end]] by bringing together the two Silver Crystals, [[spoiler: which is stopped by Pluto [[TimeStandStill stopping time]] [[HeroicSacrifice at the cost of her own life]].]] Interestingly, in ''Stars'' it appears that the selves ''can'' meet, if one of them is (supposedly) from an alternate distant future and in disguise. Possibly.

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* In the manga version of ''Manga/SailorMoon'' and in ''Anime/SailorMonCrystal'', ''Anime/SailorMoonCrystal'', during the TimeTravel to the thirtieth century, the titular character feels faint in the presence of her future self, Neo-Queen Serenity, and her body becomes transparent; her Silver Crystal also loses its power under the influence of its future counterpart. At the end of this story arc, Neo-Queen Serenity tries to resist the temptation of talking to her past self, since it may result in the history being changed... fails, and goes to meet Sailor Moon anyway for some seconds. The story also involved Prince Demand attempting to [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt bring the world to an end]] by bringing together the two Silver Crystals, [[spoiler: which is stopped by Pluto [[TimeStandStill stopping time]] [[HeroicSacrifice at the cost of her own life]].]] Interestingly, in ''Stars'' it appears that the selves ''can'' meet, if one of them is (supposedly) from an alternate distant future and in disguise. Possibly.
15th Dec '16 4:53:08 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* In the manga version of ''Manga/SailorMoon'', during the TimeTravel to the thirtieth century, the titular character feels faint in the presence of her future self, Neo-Queen Serenity, and her body becomes transparent; her Silver Crystal also loses its power under the influence of its future counterpart. At the end of this story arc, Neo-Queen Serenity tries to resist the temptation of talking to her past self, since it may result in the history being changed... fails, and goes to meet Sailor Moon anyway. The story also involved Prince Demand attempting to [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt bring the world to an end]] by bringing together the two Silver Crystals. Interestingly, in ''Stars'' it appears that the selves ''can'' meet, if one of them is (supposedly) from an alternate distant future and in disguise. Possibly.
* Played straight in ''Manga/KimagureOrangeRoad''. Touching your past self will cause the future version to dissolve. Never really explained exactly what happens to the future self but it gets shelved under "a bad idea to try".

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* In the manga version of ''Manga/SailorMoon'', ''Manga/SailorMoon'' and in ''Anime/SailorMonCrystal'', during the TimeTravel to the thirtieth century, the titular character feels faint in the presence of her future self, Neo-Queen Serenity, and her body becomes transparent; her Silver Crystal also loses its power under the influence of its future counterpart. At the end of this story arc, Neo-Queen Serenity tries to resist the temptation of talking to her past self, since it may result in the history being changed... fails, and goes to meet Sailor Moon anyway. anyway for some seconds. The story also involved Prince Demand attempting to [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt bring the world to an end]] by bringing together the two Silver Crystals. Crystals, [[spoiler: which is stopped by Pluto [[TimeStandStill stopping time]] [[HeroicSacrifice at the cost of her own life]].]] Interestingly, in ''Stars'' it appears that the selves ''can'' meet, if one of them is (supposedly) from an alternate distant future and in disguise. Possibly.
* Played straight in ''Manga/KimagureOrangeRoad''. Touching your one's past self will cause the future version to dissolve. Never It's never really explained exactly what happens to the future self but it gets shelved under "a bad idea to try".try". [[spoiler: It ''almost'' happens to Madoka in the TV series, when she befriends her younger self during an accidental trip to the past, but right when little!Madoka and big!Madoka are about to shake hands, little!Madoka's big sister calls out to her and they don't touch.]]
10th Dec '16 2:24:19 PM Dvandemon
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** The IDW comics on the other have an entire arc exploring the risks of this. Having too many counterparts in one universe throws off the balance between them, disrupting both and causing a RealityBleed.
8th Nov '16 7:42:34 AM RacattackForce
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* Twilight Sparkle's pony friends offer to follow her through the portal in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsRainbowRocks'' but she refuses, trying to avoid this trope. [[spoiler:Then she victimizes herself to it in TheStinger of [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsFriendshipGames the sequel]] when she steps through the portal after a long absence and meets her human counterpart face-to-face]]. A future sequel will likely take this ball and run with it.
** Mind you, the third movie does show [[spoiler:that it's not actually ''dangerous'' to meet your counterpart, it's just weird and/or awkward.]]

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* Twilight Sparkle's pony friends offer to follow her through the portal in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsRainbowRocks'' but she refuses, trying to avoid this trope. [[spoiler:Then she victimizes herself to it in TheStinger of [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsFriendshipGames the sequel]] when she steps through the portal after a long absence and meets her human counterpart face-to-face]]. A future sequel will likely take this ball and run with it.
** Mind you,
Though the third movie does show [[spoiler:that it's ends up revealing that [[spoiler:it's not actually ''dangerous'' to meet your counterpart, so much as it's just weird and/or really awkward.]]
27th Oct '16 9:05:03 AM WaxingName
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* In the ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' story arc ''Steel Ball Run'', this trope is applied to versions of people and objects from parallel universes. In "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap", the [[PsychicPowers Stand]] of the BigBad [[spoiler: [[PresidentEvil Funny Valentine]]]], specifically protects him from the effects of this, but also allows him to use it against his enemies.

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* In the ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' ''Franchise/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' story arc ''Steel ''[[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureSteelBallRun Steel Ball Run'', Run]]'', this trope is applied to versions of people and objects from parallel universes. In "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap", the [[PsychicPowers Stand]] of the BigBad [[spoiler: [[PresidentEvil Funny Valentine]]]], specifically protects him from the effects of this, but also allows him to use it against his enemies.
22nd Sep '16 8:31:06 PM nombretomado
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** Other instances of time travel are often explained away as being alternate realities. WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}} Vanilla featured a future Gwen bringing child Ben and Gwen back to her time to convince [[FutureBadass Ben's future self]] [[HelpYourSelfInTheFuture to slow down with his hero gig]]. He clearly didn't recall the encounter. Later, in UltimateAlien, another version of [[MyFutureSelfAndMe Ben from the future appears]], remembering the previous time travel adventure, but not of meeting himself as a teenager. One could argue the very act of meeting [[AlternateSelf another version of yourself]] causes [[ForWantOfANail your own future to change]] (while leaving his present/past intact, as for him, it already happened).

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** Other instances of time travel are often explained away as being alternate realities. WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}} Vanilla featured a future Gwen bringing child Ben and Gwen back to her time to convince [[FutureBadass Ben's future self]] [[HelpYourSelfInTheFuture to slow down with his hero gig]]. He clearly didn't recall the encounter. Later, in UltimateAlien, ''[[WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien Ultimate Alien]]'', another version of [[MyFutureSelfAndMe Ben from the future appears]], remembering the previous time travel adventure, but not of meeting himself as a teenager. One could argue the very act of meeting [[AlternateSelf another version of yourself]] causes [[ForWantOfANail your own future to change]] (while leaving his present/past intact, as for him, it already happened).
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