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7th Dec '16 9:07:39 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Film/StargateContinuum'', Cameron Mitchell didn't exist in the altered timeline because the man Ba'al killed to stop the Stargate from reaching North America was his grandfather.

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* In ''Film/StargateContinuum'', Cameron Mitchell didn't exist in the altered timeline because the man Ba'al killed to stop the Stargate from reaching North America was his grandfather. The other two teammates who [[RippleEffectProofMemory retained their memory of the original history]] did have duplicates running around, though. One of them died in an unrelated incident by HeroicSacrifice before the three of them showed up, and the other briefly talks to his clone over the phone.
7th Dec '16 9:03:37 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Film/StargateContinuum'', Cameron Mitchell didn't exist in the altered timeline because the man Ba'al killed to stop the Stargate from reaching North America was his grandfather.



** In ''[[Film/StargateContinuum Continuum]]'', Cameron Mitchell didn't exist because [[spoiler: the man Ba'al killed to stop the Stargate from reaching North America was his grandfather.]]
7th Dec '16 9:01:58 AM Morgenthaler
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* The same plot as ''TNG'''s "Remember Me", with a research facility substituted for the ship and virtual reality goggles substituted for a NegativeSpaceWedgie, appeared in the ''Series/{{Eureka}}'' episode "Games People Play." Much like the TNG episode, it comes down to the ludicrous yet creepy statement that the population of Eureka is "two." [[spoiler:It turns out that the VR goggles are part of a psychiatric treatment program. In Carter's case, it was trying to get him to accept the thought of his daughter going off to college]].

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* The same plot as ''TNG'''s ''TNG'' episode "Remember Me", with a research facility substituted for the ship and virtual reality goggles substituted for a NegativeSpaceWedgie, appeared in the ''Series/{{Eureka}}'' episode "Games People Play." Much like the TNG episode, it comes down to the ludicrous yet creepy statement that the population of Eureka is "two." [[spoiler:It turns out that the VR goggles are part of a psychiatric treatment program. In Carter's case, it was trying to get him to accept the thought of his daughter going off to college]].



* ''Series/TwilightZone'':
** "And When the Sky Was Opened". Three astronauts return from a trip into space and disappear one at a time. As each disappears, only one of the astronauts remembers that the others existed, until he disappears too, then the spacecraft they returned in vanishes as well. Every time someone disappears, the audience sees that day's newspaper, saying something along these lines each time: "Three men return from space", "Two men return from space", "Lone man returns from space", And something about a "miracle birth".
** One of the episodes of the 2002 Twilight Zone called "Upgrade" was about a woman who wished for a perfect family. She gets her wish, and her children are replaced by more perfect children. However, eventually she is replaced.

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* ''Series/TwilightZone'':
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** ''Series/TheTwilightZone1959'': "And When the Sky Was Opened". Three astronauts return from a trip into space and disappear one at a time. As each disappears, only one of the astronauts remembers that the others existed, until he disappears too, then the spacecraft they returned in vanishes as well. Every time someone disappears, the audience sees that day's newspaper, saying something along these lines each time: "Three men return from space", "Two men return from space", "Lone man returns from space", And something about a "miracle birth".
** One of the episodes of the 2002 Twilight Zone ''Series/TheTwilightZone2002'' series called "Upgrade" was about a woman who wished for a perfect family. She gets her wish, and her children are replaced by more perfect children. However, eventually she is replaced.



* ''NowhereMan'' has this as the series premise. In the end Veil discovers [[spoiler: he really did never exist. He's a brainwashed federal agent.]]

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* ''NowhereMan'' ''Series/NowhereMan'' has this as the series premise. In the end Veil discovers [[spoiler: he really did never exist. He's a brainwashed federal agent.]]
7th Dec '16 8:50:05 AM Morgenthaler
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** In "Revisions", there's a community of people living under a shield dome on an otherwise hellish planet: they all had devices on their heads which wired them into a central mainframe to retrieve knowledge from it. However, the shield was losing power, so the computer slowly shrank it over the years, controlling the excess population in their sleep and sending them out to die in the boiling atmosphere outside, and then editing the remaining people's memories so they thought the town had always been that size and didn't remember the dead ones.

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** In "Revisions", there's a community of people living under a shield dome on an otherwise hellish planet: they all had devices on their heads which wired them into a central mainframe to retrieve knowledge from it. However, the shield was losing power, so the computer slowly shrank it over the years, [[PopulationContrl controlling the excess population population]] in their sleep and sending them out to die in the boiling atmosphere outside, and then editing the remaining people's memories so they thought the town had always been that size and didn't remember the dead ones.
18th Nov '16 12:34:08 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/TimeRunner'': The bad guys at one point try to kill the time travelling hero's mother before she could give birth to him. [[spoiler:They manage to kill his mother, but he saves his newborn self. However, his future version ceases to exist after he kills the bad guy since there would have been no reason for him to go back in time in the first place.]]

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* ''Film/TimeRunner'': The bad guys at one point try to kill the time travelling hero's pregnant mother before she could give birth to him. [[spoiler:They manage to kill his mother, but he saves his newborn self. However, his future version ceases to exist after he kills the bad guy since there would have been no reason for him to go back in time in the first place.]]
16th Nov '16 2:12:57 PM Owlorange1995
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** ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'' has [[EvilTwin Goku Black]] outright defies this trope. Even after his previous incarnation is killed, his possession of the Time Ring protects him from any changes made to history via time travel.
15th Nov '16 11:38:16 AM ashlay
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* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'': [[spoiler:When BigBad Yaldabaoth starts overlaying his MentalWorld onto reality, the Phantom Thieves start disappearing since nobody believes that they exist, as the other world runs on ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve, which means that they really don't exist. The Thieves only barely manage to hang onto existence thanks to Yuki and his website.]]
9th Nov '16 2:01:15 PM Willbyr
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* Naturally as a time travel story, this sort of thing was bound to happen in ''SteinsGate''. In the True End route, [[spoiler: Suzuha, her mission complete, creates a timeline where Daru theoretically never has her]], therefore Ret Gone-ing her out of existence. And there's only a ''vague'' inference that ''anyone'' will ''ever'' remember she existed aside from Kyouma. Naturally, her fans [[FanonDiscontinuity like to state her ending as the best end.]]

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* Naturally as a time travel story, this sort of thing was bound to happen in ''SteinsGate''.''VisualNovel/SteinsGate''. In the True End route, [[spoiler: Suzuha, her mission complete, creates a timeline where Daru theoretically never has her]], therefore Ret Gone-ing her out of existence. And there's only a ''vague'' inference that ''anyone'' will ''ever'' remember she existed aside from Kyouma. Naturally, her fans [[FanonDiscontinuity like to state her ending as the best end.]]
6th Nov '16 11:52:13 AM nombretomado
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* ''Film/ItsAWonderfulLife'', and [[WonderfulLife all the other stories inspired by it]].

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* ''Film/ItsAWonderfulLife'', and [[WonderfulLife [[ItsAWonderfulPlot all the other stories inspired by it]].



* In an homage to ''ItsAWonderfulLife'' in ''Series/{{Dallas}}'' a demon shows JR Ewing what everyone's life would be like had he not existed. After seeing how well off everyone would be it convinces JR to shoot himself which concludes the series.

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* In an homage to ''ItsAWonderfulLife'' in ItsAWonderfulPlot episode of ''Series/{{Dallas}}'' a demon shows JR Ewing what everyone's life would be like had he not existed. After seeing how well off everyone would be it convinces JR to shoot himself which concludes the series.
2nd Nov '16 6:09:13 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/{{Timecop}}'': This is the ultimate fate of the BigBad, after the protagonist forces him to [[spoiler:touch [[NeverTheSelvesShallMeet his past self]] with both of them disintegrating]].



** This is also the ultimate fate of the BigBad in the [[Film/{{Timecop}} first film]], after the protagonist forces him to [[spoiler:touch [[NeverTheSelvesShallMeet his past self]] with both of them disintegrating]].
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