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3rd May '16 6:33:22 PM NilSpace
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* In ''VisualNovel/HerTearsWereMyLight'', the character Time can reset the current timeline (game) anytime and start from the beginning without losing her own memories. This is a central mechanic of the game.
29th Apr '16 7:30:47 PM LordofHeck
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* ''Neurotically Yours'': One episode of Foamy the Squirrel has the violent squirrel suddenly produce a 'Reboot-Button' which can be viewed here [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_E3OM7rZg1g]]. It less resets time as it does splinter the current timeline into two while making all characters of their universe aware of the new timeline. Before its use Foamy goes on a rant about how use of the button will also reset all memories, so any realisations made up until that point would be lost, it sends the show right back to the VERY FIRST EPISODE as well as paving the way for an animation change.

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* ''Neurotically Yours'': One episode of Foamy the Squirrel has the violent squirrel suddenly produce a 'Reboot-Button' which can be viewed here [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_E3OM7rZg1g]]. It less resets time as it does splinter the current timeline into two while making all characters of their universe aware of the new timeline. Before its use use, Foamy goes on a rant about how use of using the button will also reset all memories, so any realisations realizations made up until that point would be lost, it sends the show right back to the VERY FIRST EPISODE as well as paving the way for an animation change.



* Okay, on a dare from one of his friends, Jesus of GodsPlayingPoker and Quetzalcoatl went off on an adventure. [[spoiler: Jesus ended up being doped up on something and joined a LA Gang and caused the gang to go on a Acts of Random Kindness spree causing chaos and terror all over LA.]] His father decided to just reset everything.

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* Okay, on a dare from one of his friends, Jesus of GodsPlayingPoker and Quetzalcoatl went off on an adventure. [[spoiler: Jesus ended up being doped up on something and joined a an LA Gang and caused the gang to go on a Acts of Random Kindness spree causing chaos and terror all over LA.]] His father decided to just reset everything.



* In a odd variation, this is part of how the plot of ''Webcomic/{{Misfile}}'' gets ''started'', with the last two years of Emily's life (including acceptance into Harvard) being erased. She remembers them, just nobody else.

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* In a an odd variation, this is part of how the plot of ''Webcomic/{{Misfile}}'' gets ''started'', with the last two years of Emily's life (including acceptance into Harvard) being erased. She remembers them, just nobody else.



* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' plays it for [[{{Deconstruction}} drama]]: [[spoiler: The Scratch is a giant temporal reset button, with the purpose of starting over a session that has no hope of being completed. The catch is that the Scratch doesn't just reset the session itself, but the 'conditions' of the session, ''up to and including players themselves and '''the whole universe they are in'''''. The kicker is that initiating it is the kids' ''only'' option right now, royally fucked up as their session is.]]

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* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' plays it for [[{{Deconstruction}} drama]]: [[spoiler: The Scratch is a giant temporal reset button, with the purpose of starting over restarting a session that has no hope of being completed. The catch is that the Scratch doesn't just reset the session itself, but the 'conditions' of the session, ''up to and including players themselves and '''the whole universe they are in'''''. The kicker is that initiating it is the kids' ''only'' option right now, royally fucked up as their session is.]]



** It gets even weirder when [[spoiler: you realize that none of them were born; they themselves are walking paradoxes in space time. They were technically born, but only alternate versions of themselves who were born years before in the cases of John and Jade, and too late, in the cases of Rose and Dave.

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** It gets even weirder when [[spoiler: you realize that none of them were born; they themselves are walking paradoxes in space time.space-time. They were technically born, but only alternate versions of themselves who were born years before in the cases of John and Jade, and too late, in the cases of Rose and Dave.]]
10th Mar '16 3:07:35 AM johnnye
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ThreeWishes stories often end with the last wish undoing the damage from the first two.

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ThreeWishes stories often end with the last wish [[{{Wishplosion}} undoing the damage from the first two.
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29th Jan '16 12:21:17 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* Wiki/SCPFoundation entry [[http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/scp-2000 SCP-2000]]. The article is filled with non-stop technobabble, as it actually goes and justifies how and why the whole thing works, and the security measures to keep it safe, but is otherwise played straight (with slight deconstruction, in that it takes about five decades of time and effort to restart humanity, more or less). The facility can rebuild humanity and its civilization. And it's already been used at least twice.

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* Wiki/SCPFoundation entry [[http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/scp-2000 SCP-2000]]. The article is filled with non-stop technobabble, as it actually goes and justifies how and why the whole thing works, and the security measures to keep it safe, but is otherwise played straight (with slight deconstruction, in that it takes about five decades of time and effort to restart humanity, more or less). The facility can rebuild humanity and its civilization. And it's already been used at least twice. According to the first appendum it's not functioning at the moment they hope to have it working again by 2020.
17th Jan '16 5:22:10 PM ryanvanmatre
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** It turns out [[spoiler: Whis]] has this as a power. As opposed to other versions of time travel in this universe which simply create an alternate timeline (like Future Trunks'), they can simply rewind time for up to three minutes and undo whatever just happened. [[spoiler:Since the first instance was Freiza blowing up the earth and killing almost everyone else simply because they took a little toolong to kill him, this was a very good thing.]]

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** It turns out [[spoiler: Whis]] has this as a power. As opposed to other versions of time travel in this universe which simply create an alternate timeline (like Future Trunks'), they can simply rewind time for up to three minutes and undo whatever just happened. [[spoiler:Since the first instance was Freiza blowing up the earth and killing almost everyone else simply because they took a little toolong too long to kill him, this was a very good thing.]]
17th Jan '16 5:21:40 PM ryanvanmatre
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** It turns out [[spoiler: Whis]] has this as a power. As opposed to other versions of time travel in this universe which simply create an alternate timeline (like Future Trunks'), they can simply rewind time for up to three minutes and undo whatever just happened. [[spoiler:Since the first instance was Freiza blowing up the earth and killing almost everyone else simple because they took a little took long to kill him, this was a very good thing.]]

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** It turns out [[spoiler: Whis]] has this as a power. As opposed to other versions of time travel in this universe which simply create an alternate timeline (like Future Trunks'), they can simply rewind time for up to three minutes and undo whatever just happened. [[spoiler:Since the first instance was Freiza blowing up the earth and killing almost everyone else simple simply because they took a little took long toolong to kill him, this was a very good thing.]]
16th Jan '16 1:15:59 PM StFan
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* Done literally [[http://pbfcomics.com/?cid=PBF111-Reset.jpg in this]] ''ComicStrip/PerryBibleFellowship'' comic.
* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0570.html strip #570]].

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* Done literally [[http://pbfcomics.com/?cid=PBF111-Reset.jpg in this]] ''ComicStrip/PerryBibleFellowship'' ''ComicStrip/ThePerryBibleFellowship'' comic.
* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'':
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[[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0570.html strip #570]].#570]]: the memory-erasing spell that surrounds the valley of the oracle acts as a Reset Button, sparing Belkar from being cast out of the group [[spoiler:for killing the Oracle]].
10th Jan '16 2:06:43 PM BreadBull
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** It is also [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] in one episode where Peter tries smoking and assures his family that "everything will be back to normal next week".

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** It is also [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] in one episode where Peter tries smoking and gets hideously deformed, but assures his family that "everything will be back to normal next week".
10th Jan '16 2:06:12 PM BreadBull
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** It is also [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] in one episode where Peter tries smoking and assures his family that "everything will be back to normal next week".
29th Dec '15 9:44:20 AM DaibhidC
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* In ''Series/TheLibrarians2014'', the GroundhogDayLoop episode "...And the Point of No Return", in which the team were trapped in a building running on video game rules, had Ezekiel (who was the "player", and therefore retained his memory) maturing over the course of the loop due to seeing his friends repeatedly die, and knowing that he was the only person who could keep track of what was going on, to the point where he eventually performed a HeroicSacrifice to save the team. Cassandra was able to being him back by "restarting the game", but this "unsaved" Ezekiel had no memory of anything after the loop started, and didn't really believe the team when they told him because "that doesn't sound like me".

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* In ''Series/TheLibrarians2014'', the GroundhogDayLoop episode "...And the Point of No Return", Salvation", in which the team were trapped in a building running on video game rules, had Ezekiel (who was the "player", and therefore retained his memory) maturing over the course of the loop due to seeing his friends repeatedly die, and knowing that he was the only person who could keep track of what was going on, to the point where he eventually performed a HeroicSacrifice to save the team. Cassandra was able to being him back by "restarting the game", but this "unsaved" Ezekiel had no memory of anything after the loop started, and didn't really believe the team when they told him because "that doesn't sound like me".
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