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17th May '17 8:52:04 AM ShorinBJ
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* The children's game shows ''Series/WhereInTheWorldIsCarmenSanDiego'' and ''Series/WhereInTimeIsCarmenSanDiego'' do this in an interesting manner. At the end of every episode, one of Carmen's henchmen is always captured, and Carmen herself is sometimes captured. Everything is all hunky dory and the host of the show praises the winning contestant for saving the world, but then in the time between the end of that episode and the beginning of the next day's/week's episode, the reset button is hit, allowing Carmen to return to planning evil capers in every episode.

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* The children's game shows ''Series/WhereInTheWorldIsCarmenSanDiego'' ''Series/WhereInTheWorldIsCarmenSandiego'' and ''Series/WhereInTimeIsCarmenSanDiego'' ''Series/WhereInTimeIsCarmenSandiego'' do this in an interesting manner. At the end of every episode, one of Carmen's henchmen is always captured, and Carmen herself is sometimes captured. Everything is all hunky dory and the host of the show praises the winning contestant for saving the world, but then in the time between the end of that episode and the beginning of the next day's/week's episode, the reset button is hit, allowing Carmen to return to planning evil capers in every episode.
7th May '17 2:41:50 PM IAmOrangeMan1
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* In ''Persona 2: Innocent Sin'', party member Maya Amano is killed near the end of the story fulfilling an ingame prophecy and causing the world to be destroyed. In order to save the world and Maya, they choose to wipe away the summer night they all first met from existence in order to ensure that Maya survives and that the prophecy doesn't come true. This leads to their universe being reset, causing the events of the game to have never happened and creates the universe in which all following Persona games take place.

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* In ''Persona 2: Innocent Sin'', party member Maya Amano is killed near the end of the story fulfilling an ingame prophecy and causing the world to be destroyed. In order to save the world and Maya, they the remaining party members choose to wipe away the summer night they all first met from existence in order to ensure that Maya survives and that the prophecy doesn't come true. This leads to their universe being reset, causing the events of the game to have never happened and creates the universe in which all following Persona games take place.
7th May '17 2:39:59 PM IAmOrangeMan1
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* In ''VideoGame/Persona 2: Innocent Sin'', party member Maya Amano is killed near the end of the story fulfilling an ingame prophecy and causing the world to be destroyed. In order to save the world and Maya, they choose to wipe away the summer night they all first met from existence in order to ensure that Maya survives and that the prophecy doesn't come true. This leads to their universe being reset, causing the events of the game to have never happened and creates the universe in which all following Persona games take place.

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* In ''VideoGame/Persona ''Persona 2: Innocent Sin'', party member Maya Amano is killed near the end of the story fulfilling an ingame prophecy and causing the world to be destroyed. In order to save the world and Maya, they choose to wipe away the summer night they all first met from existence in order to ensure that Maya survives and that the prophecy doesn't come true. This leads to their universe being reset, causing the events of the game to have never happened and creates the universe in which all following Persona games take place.
7th May '17 2:38:18 PM IAmOrangeMan1
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* In ''VideoGame/Persona 2: Innocent Sin'', party member Maya Amano is killed near the end of the story fulfilling an ingame prophecy and causing the world to end. In order to save the world and Maya, they choose to wipe away the summer night they all first met from existence in order to ensure that Maya survives and that the prophecy doesn't come true. This leads to their universe being reset, causing the events of the game to have never happened and creates the universe in which all following Persona games take place.

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* In ''VideoGame/Persona 2: Innocent Sin'', party member Maya Amano is killed near the end of the story fulfilling an ingame prophecy and causing the world to end.be destroyed. In order to save the world and Maya, they choose to wipe away the summer night they all first met from existence in order to ensure that Maya survives and that the prophecy doesn't come true. This leads to their universe being reset, causing the events of the game to have never happened and creates the universe in which all following Persona games take place.
7th May '17 2:36:50 PM IAmOrangeMan1
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* In ''VideoGame/Persona 2: Innocent Sin'', party member Maya Amano is killed near the end of the story fulfilling an ingame prophecy and causing the world to end. In order to save the world and Maya, they choose to wipe away the summer night they all first met from existence in order to ensure Maya's survival and that the prophecy doesn't come true. This leads to their universe being reset, causing the events of the game to have never happened and creates the universe in which all following Persona games take place.

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* In ''VideoGame/Persona 2: Innocent Sin'', party member Maya Amano is killed near the end of the story fulfilling an ingame prophecy and causing the world to end. In order to save the world and Maya, they choose to wipe away the summer night they all first met from existence in order to ensure Maya's survival that Maya survives and that the prophecy doesn't come true. This leads to their universe being reset, causing the events of the game to have never happened and creates the universe in which all following Persona games take place.
7th May '17 2:35:43 PM IAmOrangeMan1
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* In the game ''Persona 2: Innocent Sin'', party member Maya Amano is killed near the end fulfilling an ingame prophecy and causing the world to end. In order to save the world and Maya, they choose to wipe away the summer night they all first met from existence in order to ensure Maya's survival and that the prophecy doesn't come true. This leads to their universe being reset, causing the events of the game to have never happened and creates the universe in which all following Persona games take place.

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* In the game ''Persona ''VideoGame/Persona 2: Innocent Sin'', party member Maya Amano is killed near the end of the story fulfilling an ingame prophecy and causing the world to end. In order to save the world and Maya, they choose to wipe away the summer night they all first met from existence in order to ensure Maya's survival and that the prophecy doesn't come true. This leads to their universe being reset, causing the events of the game to have never happened and creates the universe in which all following Persona games take place.
7th May '17 2:33:12 PM IAmOrangeMan1
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* In the game ''Persona 2: Innocent Sin'', party member Maya Amano is killed near the end fulfilling an ingame prophecy and causing the world to end. In order to save the world and Maya, they choose to wipe away the summer night they all first met from existence in order to ensure Maya's survival and that the prophecy doesn't come true. This leads to their universe being reset, causing the events of the game to have never happened and creates the universe in which all following Persona games take place.
24th Apr '17 2:46:34 PM Mitis
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* ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution'' has a bit: When the Brotherhood of Mutants attacks a high-school football game and reveals all of the X-Men, you ''hope.'' Professor Xavier mind-wipes a stadium filled with people, and the broadcast was cut thanks to some kind of magnetic corruption of the signal; Xavier concludes that Magneto thinks that the time isn't right. A later reveal would be too broad to mindwipe, though.

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* ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution'' has a bit: When the Brotherhood of Mutants attacks a high-school football game and reveals all of the X-Men, you ''hope.'' Professor Xavier mind-wipes a stadium filled with people, and the broadcast was cut thanks to some kind of magnetic corruption of the signal; Xavier concludes that Magneto thinks that the time isn't right. A later reveal would There is one lasting problem from this incident, however: because Professor X had to affect so many people, he wasn't able to fully wipe the mind of Edward Kelly, which is implied to be too broad to mindwipe, though.a large part of why he embraced FanaticRacism for the mutants after they were permanently outed.
24th Apr '17 2:39:46 PM Mitis
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* ''WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko'' has a Reset Button (the RTTP or "Return to the Past" program) that gets used in the majority of the episodes, though they generally can't do this until [[BigBad XANA's]] current scheme has been defeated.
** Later attempted to balance it out, by saying that every time they do, XANA gets stronger. So they stop doing it every episode.
*** It also has the limitation of being unable to bring people back from the dead. How the heroes know this is never revealed.

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* ''WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko'' has a Reset Button (the RTTP or "Return in the form of the supercomputer's Return to the Past" program) that gets used in Past (RTTP) program, which erases the majority of past twenty-four hours (or thereabouts) with only the episodes, though they generally can't do this until protagonists remembering it. They use it in most episodes after [[BigBad XANA's]] current scheme has been defeated.
** Later attempted
defeated to balance erase all evidence that it out, by saying ever happened. In Season 2, they cut down on it when they realized that every time they do, reversion made XANA gets stronger. So they stop doing it every episode.
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even stronger.
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It also has the limitation of being unable to bring people back from the dead. How the heroes know this is never revealed.
11th Apr '17 7:15:12 PM 7disney7
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The Reset Button is any means by which previously occurring drastic events are made partially or wholly irrelevant by the end of the story. This is very common to American TV shows both live-action and animated, particularly from TheSixties through TheNineties, because programming directors like to have the luxury of repeating episodes in any order or no particular order at all particularly in the days when they were stored on physical media. It is also a prime way of enforcing StatusQuoIsGod.

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The Reset Button is any means by which previously occurring drastic events are made partially or wholly irrelevant by the end of the story. This is very common to American TV shows both live-action and animated, particularly from TheSixties through TheNineties, TheNineties in part because programming directors like to have the luxury of repeating episodes in any order or no particular order at all particularly order, and in part because (prior to the days when they were stored advent of the internet) watching or catching up on physical media.a missed episode could be nearly impossible for viewers. this trope became less common as the web became more widespread, and as home media and streaming became more acessable. It is also a prime way of enforcing StatusQuoIsGod.
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