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* Film/BillAndTed are complete idiots, but in the future their SimplemindedWisdom somehow results in world peace, [[CrystalSpiresAndTogas an advanced utopia]], and the invention of TimeTravel.
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17th Jan '17 3:00:43 PM thatother1dude
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* Lisa Simpson was President of the US at the age of 38 in a glimpse of the future in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''. Okay, she is a genius, but that is still five years younger than Kennedy, the youngest person ever elected President, and he was a war hero. Lisa is also an unmarried, vegetarian Buddhist. She must have had one heck of a campaign manager... Then again, it's mentioned in the same episode that she is the first ''heterosexual'' female President. Subverted however as some of the stuff she did turned out badly, and under her administration, the country is knee deep in debt, though this is stated to be the result of years of poorly planned economic choices by the previous administration under [[Creator/DonaldTrump President Trump]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
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Lisa Simpson was President of the US at the age of 38 in a glimpse of the future in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''. Okay, she in. She is a genius, but that is still five years younger than Kennedy, the youngest person ever elected President, and he was a war hero. Lisa is also was an unmarried, vegetarian Buddhist. She must have had one heck of a campaign manager... Then again, it's mentioned in the same episode manager. This is then played with as it turns out that she is the first ''heterosexual'' female President. Subverted however as some of the stuff she did turned out badly, and under her administration, the country is knee deep in debt, though this ''she'' is stated to extremely competent, her presidency may be seen as a failure because the result policies of years of poorly planned economic choices by the previous administration under [[Creator/DonaldTrump President Trump]]her predecessor were so disastrous.



* In ''WesternAnimation/RocketPower'', Reggie flashed ahead about ten years and was a publishing mogul living on top of a skyscraper--at about 22.
** Which becomes HilariousInHindsight as, judging by the original air date, her imagined success coincides with the decline of the magazine industry.
* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutron'' involves the main characters viewing their themselves in the future: Jimmy's won the Nobel Prize in ''every'' category, Carl's a professional llama breeder whose llamas can ''breathe underwater and talk'', and Sheen's a fashion model so popular that (according to Jimmy) it's headline news whenever he ''changes his socks''. Then they screw up the future by giving Libby a plant that turns her into an EvilOverlord and them into {{Future Loser}}s, and the rest of the episode if them trying to SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong.
* The ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'' DistantFinale (with {{Flashback}}s) revealed that Number 4--BookDumb during the present, his stupidity a constant RunningGag--becomes a successful doctor who had graduated ''with honors'' from '''Harvard University''' while Numbuh 3 [[spoiler:(who Numbuh 4 marries)]] becomes a successful businesswoman, [[AscendedFanboy even becoming the head of the Rainbow Monkey-corporation]].

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* In ''WesternAnimation/RocketPower'', Reggie flashed ahead about ten years and was a publishing mogul living on top of a skyscraper--at about 22.
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22. Which becomes HilariousInHindsight as, judging by the original air date, her imagined success coincides with the decline of the magazine industry.
* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutron'' involves the main characters viewing their themselves in the future: Jimmy's won the Nobel Prize in ''every'' category, Carl's a professional llama breeder whose llamas can ''breathe underwater and talk'', and Sheen's a fashion model so popular that (according to Jimmy) it's headline news whenever he ''changes his socks''. Then they [[TimelineAlteringMacGuffin screw up the future by giving Libby a plant plant]] that turns her into an EvilOverlord and them into {{Future Loser}}s, and the rest of the episode if them trying to SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong.
* The ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'' DistantFinale (with {{Flashback}}s) revealed that Number 4--BookDumb to the point of near illiteracy during the present, his stupidity a constant RunningGag--becomes present--becomes a successful doctor who had graduated ''with honors'' from '''Harvard University''' while Numbuh 3 [[spoiler:(who Numbuh 4 marries)]] becomes a successful businesswoman, [[AscendedFanboy even becoming the head of the Rainbow Monkey-corporation]].



** It's possible that Ferb didn't actually become the president--assuming that he does actually work for the US-government, he could be a presidential advisor or something.

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** It's possible that Ferb didn't actually become the president--assuming that he does actually work for the US-government, he could be a presidential advisor adviser or something.




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* ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'': Most of the main casts' futures in the DistantFinale are rather modest: Skip and Benson still work at the park decades later while Muscle Man and Rigby are just show raising families. However, Mordecai goes from a slacker working a dead-end job at a park to fully realizing his dream of being an artist, even getting his own exhibit. Hi-Five Ghost becomes a DJ popular enough to tour Europe. Of course, pretty much anything they could do pales in comparison to their accomplishments as the Park Crew, having [[spoiler:saved the entire universe from destruction]].
28th Oct '16 1:39:25 PM nombretomado
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-->'''Riff:''' Actually he's destined to ''play'' "The Professor" in a musical version of ''GilligansIsland'' and the Demon is going to force the world to watch. ''(shudder)'' I just didn't have the heart to tell him.

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-->'''Riff:''' Actually he's destined to ''play'' "The Professor" in a musical version of ''GilligansIsland'' ''Series/GilligansIsland'' and the Demon is going to force the world to watch. ''(shudder)'' I just didn't have the heart to tell him.
13th Oct '16 9:12:05 PM thatother1dude
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* Subverted once again in ''[[WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutron Jimmy Neutron]]'' where Jimmy screws up the future by giving a megalomaniac complex to Libby, which twists the futures of Carl, Sheen, and Jimmy into a fashion outcast, a Dumpster diver, and a dimwitted loser who's married to Cindy, respectively.
** Although, the original futures they viewed for themselves (before they screw it up) are this trope played straight: Jimmy's won the Nobel Prize in ''every'' category, Carl's a professional llama breeder whose llamas can ''breathe underwater and talk'', and Sheen's a fashion model so popular that (according to Jimmy) it's headline news whenever he ''changes his socks''.

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* Subverted once again in ''[[WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutron Jimmy Neutron]]'' where Jimmy screws up One episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutron'' involves the future by giving a megalomaniac complex to Libby, which twists the futures of Carl, Sheen, and Jimmy into a fashion outcast, a Dumpster diver, and a dimwitted loser who's married to Cindy, respectively.
** Although, the original futures they viewed for
main characters viewing their themselves (before they screw it up) are this trope played straight: in the future: Jimmy's won the Nobel Prize in ''every'' category, Carl's a professional llama breeder whose llamas can ''breathe underwater and talk'', and Sheen's a fashion model so popular that (according to Jimmy) it's headline news whenever he ''changes his socks''.socks''. Then they screw up the future by giving Libby a plant that turns her into an EvilOverlord and them into {{Future Loser}}s, and the rest of the episode if them trying to SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong.
24th Sep '16 6:05:35 PM nombretomado
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* Lisa Simpson was President of the US at the age of 38 in a glimpse of the future in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''. Okay, she is a genius, but that is still five years younger than Kennedy, the youngest person ever elected President, and he was a war hero. Lisa is also an unmarried, vegetarian Buddhist. She must have had one heck of a campaign manager... Then again, it's mentioned in the same episode that she is the first ''heterosexual'' female President. Subverted however as some of the stuff she did turned out badly, and under her administration, the country is knee deep in debt, though this is stated to be the result of years of poorly planned economic choices by the previous administration under [[DonaldTrump President Trump]]

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* Lisa Simpson was President of the US at the age of 38 in a glimpse of the future in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''. Okay, she is a genius, but that is still five years younger than Kennedy, the youngest person ever elected President, and he was a war hero. Lisa is also an unmarried, vegetarian Buddhist. She must have had one heck of a campaign manager... Then again, it's mentioned in the same episode that she is the first ''heterosexual'' female President. Subverted however as some of the stuff she did turned out badly, and under her administration, the country is knee deep in debt, though this is stated to be the result of years of poorly planned economic choices by the previous administration under [[DonaldTrump [[Creator/DonaldTrump President Trump]]
22nd Sep '16 8:21:36 PM nombretomado
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* Ben of ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'' runs into two version of his future self, Ben 10,000, from different timelines, one in the original series and one in ''Ben10UltimateAlien''. Both versions have a BadassBeard, are quite buff and good-looking, respected as heroes throughout the universe and can wield their shape-changing devices to their full potential. Justified in that Ben is already working towards achieving such a future even before meeting his future self.

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* Ben of ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'' runs into two version of his future self, Ben 10,000, from different timelines, one in the original series and one in ''Ben10UltimateAlien''.''WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien''. Both versions have a BadassBeard, are quite buff and good-looking, respected as heroes throughout the universe and can wield their shape-changing devices to their full potential. Justified in that Ben is already working towards achieving such a future even before meeting his future self.
8th Sep '16 7:09:41 PM BoyNinja
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' episode ''The Unincludeds'' has Steve and the boys holding a party for unpopular children. This event somehow causes Steve and Snot's future selves to come and warn them not to become popular in the party or else their friendship will end. Steve accidentally ends up becoming popular, causing their friendship to end...at the expense of Steve's future self becoming so ripped and successful that he has had sex with girls almost nonstop. Snot's, on the other hand, keeps on slipping and slipping to the point he becomes some strange monster fusion gone wrong.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' episode ''The Unincludeds'' "The Unincludeds" has Steve and the boys holding a party for unpopular children. This event somehow causes Steve and Snot's future selves to come and warn them not to become popular in the party or else their friendship will end. Steve accidentally ends up becoming popular, causing their friendship to end...at the expense of Steve's future self becoming so ripped and successful that he has had sex with girls almost nonstop. Snot's, on the other hand, keeps on slipping and slipping to the point he becomes some strange monster fusion gone wrong.
8th Sep '16 7:09:14 PM BoyNinja
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' episode ''The Unincludeds'' has Steve and the boys holding a party for unpopular children. This event somehow causes Steve and Snot's future selves to come and warn them not to become popular in the party or else their friendship will end. Steve accidentally ends up becoming popular, causing their friendship to end...at the expense of Steve's future self becoming so ripped and successful that he has had sex with girls almost nonstop. Snot's, on the other hand, keeps on slipping and slipping to the point he becomes some strange monster fusion gone wrong.
19th May '16 11:03:09 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Brooke Davis of ''OneTreeHill'' has become a millionaire leader in the fashion world by four years after graduating high school. She runs her ultra successful clothing line, magazine and tv channel at the ripe old age of twenty two.

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* Brooke Davis of ''OneTreeHill'' ''Series/OneTreeHill'' has become a millionaire leader in the fashion world by four years after graduating high school. She runs her ultra successful clothing line, magazine and tv channel at the ripe old age of twenty two.
25th Jan '16 2:21:07 PM TMNTFanGirl
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* In ''WesternAnimation/RocketPower'', Reggie flashed ahead about ten years and was a publishing mogul living on top of a skyscraper- at about 22.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/RocketPower'', Reggie flashed ahead about ten years and was a publishing mogul living on top of a skyscraper- at skyscraper--at about 22.



* The ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'' DistantFinale (with {{Flashback}}s) revealed that Number 4 -- BookDumb during the present, his stupidity a constant RunningGag -- graduated from ''Harvard'' with honors and became a doctor. And {{The Ditz}}y {{Cloudcuckoolander}} Number 3 ([[spoiler:whom he married]]) took over the Rainbow Monkey corporation and became a successful businesswoman.

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* The ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'' DistantFinale (with {{Flashback}}s) revealed that Number 4 -- BookDumb 4--BookDumb during the present, his stupidity a constant RunningGag -- graduated from ''Harvard'' with honors and became a doctor. And {{The Ditz}}y {{Cloudcuckoolander}} Number 3 ([[spoiler:whom he married]]) took over the Rainbow Monkey corporation and became RunningGag--becomes a successful businesswoman.doctor who had graduated ''with honors'' from '''Harvard University''' while Numbuh 3 [[spoiler:(who Numbuh 4 marries)]] becomes a successful businesswoman, [[AscendedFanboy even becoming the head of the Rainbow Monkey-corporation]].



* The title characters of ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' don't actually meet their counterparts when they go twenty years into the future, because Phineas is in Sweden "for the awards ceremony"[[note]]The Nobel Prizes-- among others -- are awarded in Stockholm[[/note]] while Ferb is at Camp David[[note]]The President's country retreat. (Note that Ferb is a naturalized Briton, so part of the Constitution might have changed.)[[/note]] Given what the pair can accomplish in an afternoon, [[JustifiedTrope this is hardly surprising.]]

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* The title characters of ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' don't actually meet their counterparts when they go twenty years into the future, because Phineas is in Sweden "for the awards ceremony"[[note]]The Nobel Prizes-- among others -- are Prizes--among others--are awarded in Stockholm[[/note]] while Ferb is at Camp David[[note]]The President's country retreat. (Note that Ferb is a naturalized Briton, so part of the Constitution might have changed.)[[/note]] Given what the pair can accomplish in an afternoon, [[JustifiedTrope this is hardly surprising.]]



** Ferb could be a presidential adviser rather than the president himself.
** Oddly enough, averted for both the title characters in "Act Your Age," which takes place ten years after the events of the show proper; they're just ordinary kids with college plans, although, as might be expected, they have a ''lot'' of acceptance letters to choose from. (The original plan for the episode played this trope completely straight with Ferb by depicting him on the verge of Zuckerberg-esque success with an Internet company and therefore about to jump straight into business without a degree, but the subplot was axed due to time constraints.) More successful are Candace, [[spoiler: a highly promising young lawyer who has managed to blow everyone away with her dissertation on "modern investigative techniques for establishing proof of guilt with or without physical evidence" despite its apparent baselessness]], and Baljeet, who while his peers are heading off to college is [[spoiler:already a college professor]].

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** It's possible that Ferb didn't actually become the president--assuming that he does actually work for the US-government, he could be a presidential adviser rather than the president himself.
advisor or something.
** Oddly enough, averted for both the title characters in "Act Your Age," which takes place ten years after the events of the show proper; they're just ordinary kids with college plans, although, as might be expected, they have a ''lot'' of acceptance letters to choose from. (The original plan for the episode played this trope completely straight with Ferb by depicting him on the verge of Zuckerberg-esque success with an Internet company and therefore about to jump straight into business without a degree, but the subplot was axed due to time constraints.) More successful are Candace, [[spoiler: a highly promising young lawyer who has managed to blow everyone away with her dissertation on "modern investigative techniques for establishing proof of guilt with or without physical evidence" despite its apparent baselessness]], and Baljeet, who who, while his peers are heading off to college college, is [[spoiler:already a college professor]].
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