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30th Sep '17 4:59:09 PM nombretomado
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* The final game in the ''BitTrip'' saga, ''BIT.TRIP FLUX'', is basically ''BIT.TRIP BEAT'' played from right-to-left instead of left-to-right. The game even ends with a backwards version of the pattern from the first stage of ''BEAT''.

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* The final game in the ''BitTrip'' ''VideoGame/BitTrip'' saga, ''BIT.TRIP FLUX'', is basically ''BIT.TRIP BEAT'' played from right-to-left instead of left-to-right. The game even ends with a backwards version of the pattern from the first stage of ''BEAT''.
29th Aug '17 4:51:48 AM Schismatism
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* The conceit of the game ''Videogame/RetroGrade'' is that you're playing a shoot-em-up -- backwards -- and you need to unfire your shots and dodge the opponents' in a timely fashion, in order to prevent the universe from collapsing from paradox.
31st May '17 8:52:15 PM PaulA
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* Creator/RobertAHeinlein novel ''Starman Jones''. Starships travel by accelerating to near lightspeed and making a "transition" to a new location. During one transition a mistake is made and the ship ends up lost. The crew tries to get back by returning to the point where they appeared and making a transition which is the reverse of the original in the hope that it will take them home. [[spoiler:It works.]]

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* Creator/RobertAHeinlein novel ''Starman Jones''.''Literature/StarmanJones''. Starships travel by accelerating to near lightspeed and making a "transition" to a new location. During one transition a mistake is made and the ship ends up lost. The crew tries to get back by returning to the point where they appeared and making a transition which is the reverse of the original in the hope that it will take them home. [[spoiler:It works.]]
1st May '17 12:03:37 PM FordPrefect
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* RealLife Example: Sandia National Laboratories has come up with a way to ''[[http://www.sandia.gov/news/resources/releases/2007/sunshine.html reverse combustion and turn carbon dioxide back into fuel]]''. Although plants can do this (concentrate and store solar energy for later use by turning carbon dioxide and water into glucose) without much effort it's a pretty big deal for humans to be able to do it artificially.

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* RealLife Example: Sandia National Laboratories has come up with a way to ''[[http://www.sandia.gov/news/resources/releases/2007/sunshine.html reverse combustion and turn carbon dioxide back into fuel]]''. Although plants can do this (concentrate and store solar energy for later use by turning carbon dioxide and water into glucose) without much effort effort, it's a pretty big deal for humans to be able to do it artificially.



* TruthInTelevision (sort of): All vehicle land speed records have to be achieved twice to be declared official - once to set the speed, and ''again'' in the direct opposite direction - this proves that it was an official speed, and not assisted by a tailwind or the such.

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* TruthInTelevision (sort of): All vehicle land speed records have to be achieved twice to be declared official - once to set the speed, and ''again'' in the direct opposite direction - this proves that it was an official speed, and not assisted by a tailwind or the such.
9th Apr '17 5:29:59 PM nombretomado
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* In ''SaintSeiya'', Shiryu's heart stops when Seiya hits his AchillesHeel. The only way to make it beat again is to hit him again from the oposite side.

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* In ''SaintSeiya'', ''Manga/SaintSeiya'', Shiryu's heart stops when Seiya hits his AchillesHeel. The only way to make it beat again is to hit him again from the oposite side.
14th Jan '17 12:25:59 PM nombretomado
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* In LucasArts' ''VideoGame/{{Loom}}'', many drafts can be reversed to achieve the opposite effect. For example, you can dye wool green, then un-dye it back to white.

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* In LucasArts' Creator/LucasArts' ''VideoGame/{{Loom}}'', many drafts can be reversed to achieve the opposite effect. For example, you can dye wool green, then un-dye it back to white.
18th Oct '16 1:24:02 PM EndarkCuli
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* In the "Rock Zombies" arc of ''Comicbook/Runaways'' evil radio DJ Val Rhymin uses a magic-infused song to turn plastic surgery patients into zombies to take over Los Angeles. While the older kids confront Val on the stage of the Hollywood Bowl Molly decides to try playing the song backwards to change all of the zombies back to normal. It works.

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* In the "Rock Zombies" arc of ''Comicbook/Runaways'' ''Comicbook/{{Runaways}}'' evil radio DJ Val Rhymin uses a magic-infused song to turn plastic surgery patients into zombies to take over Los Angeles. While the older kids confront Val on the stage of the Hollywood Bowl Molly decides to try playing the song backwards to change all of the zombies back to normal. It works.
12th Oct '16 12:08:39 PM BeeKirbysNewComputer
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* The final game in the ''BitTrip'' saga, ''BIT.TRIP FLUX'', is basically ''BIT.TRIP BEAT'' played from right-to-left instead of left-to-right. The game even ends with a backwards version of the pattern from the first stage of ''BEAT''. [[spoilers:Justified as the game tak

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* The final game in the ''BitTrip'' saga, ''BIT.TRIP FLUX'', is basically ''BIT.TRIP BEAT'' played from right-to-left instead of left-to-right. The game even ends with a backwards version of the pattern from the first stage of ''BEAT''. [[spoilers:Justified as the game tak
12th Oct '16 12:07:58 PM BeeKirbysNewComputer
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* The final game in the ''BitTrip'' saga, ''BIT.TRIP FLUX'', is basically ''BIT.TRIP BEAT'' played from right-to-left instead of left-to-right.

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* The final game in the ''BitTrip'' saga, ''BIT.TRIP FLUX'', is basically ''BIT.TRIP BEAT'' played from right-to-left instead of left-to-right. The game even ends with a backwards version of the pattern from the first stage of ''BEAT''. [[spoilers:Justified as the game tak



* Parodied in ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'', in [[http://www.homestarrunner.com/answer9.html Marzipan's Answering Machine 9.2]]. Homestar mistakes "Go to Richway and pick up some Hefty bags" for "Go away and pick up sticks" for a breakup message. In an attempt to undo his response, he tries saying it backwards, but realises it doesn't work and ends up switching tapes with the machine.
** Also, in the Strong Bad Email "rock opera," Strong Bad starts the email by saying, "Checkin' email, and take it to the flip side! !edis pilf eht ot ti ekat dna ,liame 'nikcehC"

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* Parodied in ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'', in [[http://www.homestarrunner.com/answer9.html Marzipan's Answering Machine 9.2]]. Homestar mistakes "Go to Richway and pick up some Hefty bags" for "Go away and pick up sticks" for a breakup message. In an attempt to undo his response, he tries saying it backwards, backwards[[note]]He's actually just saying gibberish that kind of sounds backwards[[/note]], but realises realizes it doesn't work and ends up switching tapes with the machine.
** Also, in the Strong Bad Email "rock opera," Strong Bad starts the email by saying, "Checkin' email, and take it to the flip side! !edis pilf eht ot ti ekat dna ,liame 'nikcehC"side!" and then saying the same line with the audio reversed.
19th Sep '16 9:36:58 PM PaulA
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* Literal example: in the second ''Literature/IncarnationsOfImmortality'' book, Norton, the Incarnation of Time, has to move the whole world backwards for multiple hours to undo the damage caused by a demon he'd accidentally allowed to hitch a ride in his hourglass and wreck the timeline.
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