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1st Dec '16 10:05:30 PM intastiel
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* In ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'', Balefire burns things out of existence in the past as well as the present, [[RetGone undoing]] everything they did in the seconds or minutes before their destruction. Its widespread use in the War of Power almost unraveled reality from the strain of paradox, and [[spoiler:Mazrim Taim spams it so much in the Last Battle that space-time breaks around him, leaving a yawning void of annihilation that takes a Heroic Sacrifice and a vast amount of the One Power to seal]].


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* Magic in ''Webcomic/{{Unsounded}}'' has minor examples, thanks to reality being governed by the BackgroundMagicField of the Khert. If material has been fiddled with so that its existence doesn't make sense, like matter without mass, the Khert annihilates it; if a spell would create a logic error, it tends to end poorly for the caster. One of Duane's classmates accidentally cast a liquefying spell on something that already registered as liquid, so the spell glitched and affected his hand instead.
26th Nov '16 9:20:53 PM ultimomant
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* TheFlash once broke the laws of time by traveling back in time to stop Professor Zoom from killing his mother. Reality ''really'' didn't take it well. The result: ''ComicBook/{{Flashpoint}}''.
* ''{{Transmetropolitan}}'' at one point featured a man who had found a way to solve all of the world's problems and end all suffering by way of a complex math equation. When he finally solved the equation, it caused his apartment to explode.

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* TheFlash Franchise/TheFlash once broke the laws of time by traveling back in time to stop Professor Zoom from killing his mother. Reality ''really'' didn't take it well. The result: ''ComicBook/{{Flashpoint}}''.
* ''{{Transmetropolitan}}'' ''ComicBook/{{Transmetropolitan}}'' at one point featured a man who had found a way to solve all of the world's problems and end all suffering by way of a complex math equation. When he finally solved the equation, it caused his apartment to explode.



** In the Finale arc, Discord and his ally Nyarlathotrot turn the world into a VillainWorld by RewritingReality so that all rumors come true, especially Creepypastas. Reality starts to unravel, forcing the gods to intervene and aid the heroes.

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** In the Finale arc, Discord and his ally Nyarlathotrot turn the world into a VillainWorld by RewritingReality so that all rumors come true, especially Creepypastas. Reality starts to unravel, forcing the gods to intervene and aid the heroes. Eventually, [[spoiler:Discord's minion Diamond Tiara attempts to end the universe by rewriting things so that Princess Celestia and Luna were really Tirek and Grogar all along (a ShoutOut to the deleted ending of ''Fanfic/AMightyDemonSlayerGroomsSomePonies''). The universe cannot take such a contradiction and everything starts falling apart until Applebloom manages to reverse it.]]
26th Nov '16 4:01:52 PM StFan
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* In ''Fanfic/HappyEndings'', Snape speculates that one possible result of him dying while he is already supposed to be dead would involve the Western Hemisphere getting sucked into a black hole.
* In the DoctorWho fanfic ''Fanfic/TheLastGreatTimeWar'', the Time Lords plan to ''create one on purpose'' to wipe out all possible enemies while they AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence.

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* In ''Fanfic/HappyEndings'', ''Fanfic/{{Happy Endings|HarryPotter}}'', Snape speculates that one possible result of him dying while he is already supposed to be dead would involve the Western Hemisphere getting sucked into a black hole.
* In the DoctorWho ''Series/DoctorWho'' fanfic ''Fanfic/TheLastGreatTimeWar'', the Time Lords plan to ''create one on purpose'' to wipe out all possible enemies while they AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence.



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** When there is a meeting of selves (in the past, no less) the consequences are less severe - a TimelineAlteringMacGuffin leads to a BadFuture that Doc and Marty are forced to prevent.

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** When there is a meeting of selves (in the past, no less) the consequences are less severe - -- a TimelineAlteringMacGuffin leads to a BadFuture that Doc and Marty are forced to prevent.



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* ''Series/StargateAtlantis'': Using an [[NeglectfulPrecursors Ancient Project]] to create a super-energy source, [[InsufferableGenius Doctor Rodney Mckay]] accidentally makes particles that defy the laws of physics. The result? He [[NeverLiveitDown repeatedly gets called out for destroying an entire solar system]]!
** [[InsistentTerminology Five sixths!]]

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* ''Series/StargateAtlantis'': Using an [[NeglectfulPrecursors Ancient Project]] to create a super-energy source, [[InsufferableGenius Doctor Rodney Mckay]] McKay]] accidentally makes particles that defy the laws of physics. The result? He [[NeverLiveitDown repeatedly gets called out for destroying an entire solar system]]!
** -->'''[=McKay:=]''' [[InsistentTerminology Five sixths!]]




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* In ''Roleplay/DestroyTheGodmodder'' this has been used for attacks, counters, and even summons.
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-->[[http://forum.rpg.net/archive/index.php/t-221494.html "If at any time you're the last person standing, with absolutely no way to save us, fling the bag of holding into the portable hole and pray."]]

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-->[[http://forum.--->[[http://forum.rpg.net/archive/index.php/t-221494.html "If at any time you're the last person standing, with absolutely no way to save us, fling the bag of holding into the portable hole and pray."]]



7th Nov '16 1:32:21 PM Gamermaster
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* The [[WaveMotionGun Arc-En-Ciel]] in ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' runs on this principal. It temporally collapses reality within a 100 kilometer radius of the target, completely obliterating everything within range. Naturally, such destructive force means that it is only ever installed on ships during extreme circumstances (like the threat of a world-destroying ArtifactOfDoom) and requires the authorization of an Admiral to be fired.
29th Oct '16 5:01:16 PM FordPrefect
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** The novelization gives a little more detail: it's less them possibly meeting and more the possible consequences of the meeting, like say, if the younger Jennifer panicked and ended up causing her past self an injury that her future self never had. Or say, if she tripped and fell down and cracked her head open, making her alive and dead at the same time. [[spoiler:In end, all that happens is she simply passes out from the shock.]]

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** The novelization gives a little more detail: it's less them possibly meeting and more the possible consequences of the meeting, like say, if the younger Jennifer panicked and ended up causing her past self an injury that her future self never had. Or say, if she tripped and fell down and cracked her head open, making her alive and dead at the same time. [[spoiler:In the end, all that happens is that she simply passes out from the shock.]]
23rd Oct '16 6:12:43 PM MagnusForce
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** In the first movie, Bender causes this by gathering a whole bunch of time-duplicates of himself from his many trips back in time and convincing them not to come out when they were supposed to. [[SufficientlyAdvancedAlien Nibbler]] proceeds to '''''FREAK OUT.'''''

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** In the first movie, Bender causes this by gathering a whole bunch of time-duplicates of himself from his many trips back in time and convincing them not to come out when they were supposed to. [[SufficientlyAdvancedAlien Nibbler]] proceeds to '''''FREAK OUT.'''''OUT''''', as the amount of Benders end up causing a gigantic rip in the fabric of the universe and leading to the events of the second movie.



** A WhatIf episode deals with what would happen if Fry never came to the future-the result is the universe collapsing on itself, with Fry, [[ItMakesSenseInContext Stephen Hawking, Al Gore, Gary Gygax, Nichelle Nichols and Deep Blue]] getting sucked into untime. Which is pretty damn good FridgeBrilliance: [[spoiler:Fry's existence is a StableTimeLoop that requires the Planet Express ship.]]
*** Also because [[spoiler: the very reason Fry was sent to the future was to prevent the universe's demise.]]

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** A WhatIf episode deals with what would happen if Fry never came to the future-the result is the universe collapsing on itself, with Fry, [[ItMakesSenseInContext Stephen Hawking, Al Gore, Gary Gygax, Nichelle Nichols and Deep Blue]] getting sucked into untime. Which is pretty damn good FridgeBrilliance: [[spoiler:Fry's existence is a StableTimeLoop that requires the Planet Express ship.]]
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ship and the very reason Fry was sent to the future was to prevent the universe's demise.]]



* A ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' short featuring the Tasmanian Devil displays a kangaroo retreating from Taz by leaping into her own pouch.
8th Oct '16 7:06:13 PM Mullon
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* The [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/divide-by-zero "Divide by Zero"]] ImageMacro {{meme|ticMutation}} that cropped up on various {{Image Board}}s sometime in the mid-2000s (the earliest reference Website/KnowYourMeme has for it is in 2005). The idea was that dividing by zero, [[Analysis/DivideByZero a mathematically weird operation]], would break reality and cause bad (and funny) things to happen.

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* The [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/divide-by-zero "Divide by Zero"]] ImageMacro {{meme|ticMutation}} that cropped up on various {{Image Board}}s Website/ImageBoards sometime in the mid-2000s (the earliest reference Website/KnowYourMeme has for it is in 2005). The idea was that dividing by zero, [[Analysis/DivideByZero a mathematically weird operation]], would break reality and cause bad (and funny) things to happen.
5th Oct '16 10:35:00 AM SereneScientist
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** The current consensus among fans after watching [[spoiler:(S)Collide and the End of Act 7 animation]] is that [[the kids and trolls manage to accomplish this AND save themselves by: 1. Trapping Lord English in an endless birth-permadeath cycle, at the exact moment when Caliborn first becomes Lord English and Vriska destroys Lord English. 2. Using the end-game mechanic of Sburb to escape the reality in which Lord English exists completely.]]

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** The current consensus among fans after watching [[spoiler:(S)Collide and the End of Act 7 animation]] is that [[the [[spoiler:the kids and trolls manage to accomplish this AND save themselves by: 1. Trapping Lord English in an endless birth-permadeath cycle, at the exact moment when Caliborn first becomes Lord English and Vriska destroys Lord English. 2. Using the end-game mechanic of Sburb to escape the reality in which Lord English exists completely.]]
5th Oct '16 10:34:37 AM SereneScientist
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** The current consensus among fans after watching [[spoilers:(S)Collide and the End of Act 7 animation]] is that [[the kids and trolls manage to accomplish this AND save themselves by: 1. Trapping Lord English in an endless birth-permadeath cycle, at the exact moment when Caliborn first becomes Lord English and Vriska destroys Lord English. 2. Using the end-game mechanic of Sburb to escape the reality in which Lord English exists completely.]]

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** The current consensus among fans after watching [[spoilers:(S)Collide [[spoiler:(S)Collide and the End of Act 7 animation]] is that [[the kids and trolls manage to accomplish this AND save themselves by: 1. Trapping Lord English in an endless birth-permadeath cycle, at the exact moment when Caliborn first becomes Lord English and Vriska destroys Lord English. 2. Using the end-game mechanic of Sburb to escape the reality in which Lord English exists completely.]]
5th Oct '16 10:33:59 AM SereneScientist
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** The current consensus among fans after watching [[spoilers:[S]COllide and the End of Act 7 animation]] is that [[the kids and trolls effectively trapped Lord English in an endless birth-permadeath cycle, at the exact moment when Caliborn first became Lord English and Vriska destroyed Lord English. The kids and surviving trolls subsequently escaped the narrative of the story completely, freeing themselves from a reality where Lord English existed in the first place.]]

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** The current consensus among fans after watching [[spoilers:[S]COllide [[spoilers:(S)Collide and the End of Act 7 animation]] is that [[the kids and trolls effectively trapped trolls manage to accomplish this AND save themselves by: 1. Trapping Lord English in an endless birth-permadeath cycle, at the exact moment when Caliborn first became becomes Lord English and Vriska destroyed destroys Lord English. The kids and surviving trolls subsequently escaped 2. Using the narrative end-game mechanic of Sburb to escape the story completely, freeing themselves from a reality where in which Lord English existed in the first place.exists completely.]]
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