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24th Apr '16 7:38:11 AM VVK
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* Almost justified in ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance''. At the end of ''The Storm Breaker Saga'', it's revealed the time travelling in this and previous stories has worked as follows: [[spoiler: First, the demon K'Z'K is blast into the past accidentally, taking with him Gwynn's soul, leaving Gwynn's body in a coma in the present. He "cuts a noticeable trail" through time and space. Next, Riff's malfunctioning time machine sends Zoe and Torg into the past along that same trail (though it seems they actually arrive somewhat after K'Z'K, which would probably be a blatant example of this trope). They fight and temporarily destroy K'Z'K in that time, whereupon Gwynn's soul returns through time to her body to the present. In the present, Riff and Dr. Schlock have been trying to figure out a way to go after Torg and Zoe for some time, not knowing what time they went to. When Gwynn regains consciousness, she is able to report seeing them, and Riff travels along the trail her soul left, thus explaining why he only arrives in the time after Torg and Zoe have defeated K'Z'K. The question that remains unanswered, besides of why Torg and Zoe don't appear in exactly the same time as K'Z'K, is: why didn't Gwynn's soul return to the time when it left her? One theory is that Gwynn's soul had to maintain a chronological parallel with the physical component.]]
** This crops up again later when [[spoiler: Gwynn's soul is swapped with that of Siphaniana of the ancient kingdom of Mohkadun. Gwynn and Siphaniana remain swapped in their respective eras for exactly the same amount of time. The "chronological parallel" hypothesis once again seems to fit.]]

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* Almost justified in ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance''. At ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance''
** [[FridgeLogic Almost]] {{justified}} when, at
the end of ''The Storm Breaker Saga'', it's revealed the time travelling in this and previous stories has worked as follows: [[spoiler: First, the demon K'Z'K is blast into the past accidentally, taking with him Gwynn's soul, leaving Gwynn's body in a coma in the present. He "cuts a noticeable trail" through time and space. Next, Riff's malfunctioning time machine sends Zoe and Torg into the past along that same trail (though it seems they actually arrive somewhat after K'Z'K, which would probably be a blatant example of this trope). They fight and temporarily destroy K'Z'K in that time, whereupon Gwynn's soul returns through time to her body to the present. In the present, Riff and Dr. Schlock have been trying to figure out a way to go after Torg and Zoe for some time, not knowing what time they went to. When Gwynn regains consciousness, she is able to report seeing them, and Riff travels along the trail her soul left, thus explaining why he only arrives in the time after Torg and Zoe have defeated K'Z'K. The question that remains unanswered, besides of why Torg and Zoe don't appear in exactly the same time as K'Z'K, is: why didn't Gwynn's soul return to the time when it left her? One theory is that Gwynn's soul had to maintain a chronological parallel with the physical component.]]
** This crops up again later A similar but simpler and entirely {{justified}} case is in "Mohkadun" when [[spoiler: Gwynn's soul is swapped with that of Siphaniana of the ancient kingdom of Mohkadun. Gwynn and Siphaniana remain Both spend an extended period of time swapped in their respective eras for exactly own times, but the same amount of time. The "chronological parallel" hypothesis once again seems times they switch back are determined from both ends by magic rituals and such that are meant to fit.do just that.]]
8th Apr '16 9:21:13 PM nombretomado
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* Of all things, ''FamilyMatters'' did this. In the second episode involving Urkel's time machine, Urkel and Carl were trapped in the past, with Harriet back home in 1997 wondering where they had run off to.

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* Of all things, ''FamilyMatters'' ''Series/FamilyMatters'' did this. In the second episode involving Urkel's time machine, Urkel and Carl were trapped in the past, with Harriet back home in 1997 wondering where they had run off to.
3rd Mar '16 1:12:29 AM Mithiwithi
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** This crops up again later when [[spoiler: Gwynn's soul is swapped with that of Siphaniana of the ancient kingdom of Mohkadun. Gwynn and Siphaniana remain swapped in their respective eras for exactly the same amount of time. The "chronological parallel" hypothesis once again seems to fit.]]
16th Feb '16 12:53:39 AM Iampureevil
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* In the ''InazumaEleven''movie, Inazuma Eleven: Saikyō Gundan Ōga Shūrai, an organization from the future believes that the people of the future are too weak, and that the reason for this is due to soccer's attitude that soccer is fought for fun and that both 'enemy sides' are friendly with each other. Specifically they believe protagonist Endou to be the main cause, and they try and interfere with important events in his life that lead to him rising Raimon to success in the Football Frontier tournament (aka the events of the first season) by sending people into the past. Meanwhile, Endou's great-grandson Kanon also goes to the past to try and stop the bad guys. However, both parties, the bad guys and Kanon's team, treat the events as though they're happening in direct relation to them in the future. For example, no one sends anyone back to a point any further then we see the events of the past happening in occurrence to Endou's perspective.

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* In the ''InazumaEleven''movie, ''InazumaEleven'' movie, Inazuma Eleven: Saikyō Gundan Ōga Shūrai, an organization from the future believes that the people of the future are too weak, and that the reason for this is due to soccer's attitude that soccer is fought for fun and that both 'enemy sides' are friendly with each other. Specifically they believe protagonist Endou to be the main cause, and they try and interfere with important events in his life that lead to him rising Raimon to success in the Football Frontier tournament (aka the events of the first season) by sending people into the past. Meanwhile, Endou's great-grandson Kanon also goes to the past to try and stop the bad guys. However, both parties, the bad guys and Kanon's team, treat the events as though they're happening in direct relation to them in the future. For example, no one sends anyone back to a point any further then we see the events of the past happening in occurrence to Endou's perspective.
31st Jan '16 8:18:49 AM nombretomado
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* An episode of ''{{Superfriends}}'' had Aquaman and a couple others trapped in the distant past. He decides to bury his communicator under the future site of the Hall of Justice and set the emergency signal. The signal isn't detected until after his and several other teams get trapped in different eras and the rest of the team has begun looking for them.

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* An episode of ''{{Superfriends}}'' ''{{WesternAnimation/Superfriends}}'' had Aquaman and a couple others trapped in the distant past. He decides to bury his communicator under the future site of the Hall of Justice and set the emergency signal. The signal isn't detected until after his and several other teams get trapped in different eras and the rest of the team has begun looking for them.
25th Jan '16 10:21:23 AM Jhamin
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* In ''Series/QuantumLeap'', from the moment Ziggy locates where and when Sam's leaped.

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* In ''Series/QuantumLeap'', from the moment Ziggy locates where and when Sam's leaped.leaped the past and the future appear to be in sync. This becomes a problem when events in the future distrace Al while Sam is in the middle of something.
However there are several episodes where Al comments that they have spent weeks looking for Sam since his last leap while Sam has only experienced a few hours.
12th Jan '16 6:19:16 AM YasminPerry
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In most TimeTravel stories, San Dimas time provides a powerful case of FridgeLogic. After all, if say, for example, AliceAndBob are supposed to have "only" two hours to stop Dr. Demonface from [[BadFuture rising to power in the past]], wouldn't they in reality have all the time in the world? If they arrive to the future too late, they can just go back to an earlier future date. Of course, to preserve the drama, [[ElephantInTheLivingRoom this is almost never brought up.]]
26th Dec '15 3:48:29 AM PetroleumJerry
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* Used straight ''and'' averted in ''Blackout''/''All Clear'', by Connie Willis. With historians stranded in WWII England, some are worried about meeting up with recovery teams at the right place at the right time, while others remember (sometimes belatedly) that ''time travel exists'': even if ''they're'' stranded it doesn't mean that the team back home can't take all the time they need to locate the best opportunity to retrieve them. So ... um ... where are they, then?
25th Dec '15 6:58:08 PM nombretomado
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* Early SilverAge ''ComicBook/{{Legion of Super-Heroes}}'' stories are full of such moments, with characters crossing back and forth between the 20th and 30th centuries as if they were just on the other side of town. "Oh no! We're too late!"

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* Early SilverAge [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] ''ComicBook/{{Legion of Super-Heroes}}'' stories are full of such moments, with characters crossing back and forth between the 20th and 30th centuries as if they were just on the other side of town. "Oh no! We're too late!"
22nd Oct '15 9:19:33 AM zoop
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Contrast with FantasticTimeManagement.
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