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4th Dec '17 12:03:47 PM lillolillo
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* Subverted in the Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} storyline ''[[ComicBook/Supergirl2005 Way of the World]]''. In the far future, Kara Zor-El has the chance to travel back to the past. She thinks of fixing all of her mistakes and doing it right this time... but then she thinks she'd be playing God like a time-travelling villain she just defeated. The past is the past and she must accept this and move on.



* The ''ComicBook/UncannyXMen'' storyline "The Last Will And Testament of Charles Xavier" turns into this. As one of Xavier's last wishes, he wants the X-Men to find and help train an Omega-level mutant he couldn't (mostly because he was ''way'' too powerful). Cyclops hunts him and down and attempts to help him alongside Illyana (who is borrowing a past version of ComicBook/DoctorStrange's Eye of Aggamotto) and Emma Frost, only for them to get killed when ComicBook/{{SHIELD}} finds them and kills them. One of Cyclops' students decides to travel back in time and persuades a past version of Xavier to prevent this, who does so by [[spoiler:preventing the mutants parents from meeting, thus negating his birth.]] This also has the effect of removing the original beneficiary of who'd get the Xavier School from [[spoiler:Mystique]] to Cyclops.
* In ''[[ComicBook/{{Convergence}} Convergence #8]]'', [[spoiler:With the death of Deimos at the hands of Parallax, all the temporal energies of the time travellers that Deimos had absorbed were loose, and threatened to make the planet Telos into "the bullet that will destroy the multiverse". To fix this, survive and hopefully return to what he used to be, and to undo the destruction of the Convergence worlds, Brainiac tries to give the loosed temporal energies back to the survivors to restore their worlds. However, the ''ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths'' event prevents him, so he has to send Barry Allen and the pre-Crisis Kara Zor-El back to their deaths... then Parallax decides he wants to go, that he wants redemption and be a hero and ''Post-Crisis Superman, Lois Lane and their son join him''. The end result? ''Crisis on Infinite Earths is undone and the multiverse is restored in full.'']]

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* The ''ComicBook/UncannyXMen'' storyline "The Last Will And Testament of Charles Xavier" turns into this. As one of Xavier's last wishes, he wants the X-Men to find and help train an Omega-level mutant he couldn't (mostly because he was ''way'' too powerful). Cyclops ComicBook/{{Cyclops}} hunts him and down and attempts to help him alongside Illyana (who is borrowing a past version of ComicBook/DoctorStrange's Eye of Aggamotto) and Emma Frost, only for them to get killed when ComicBook/{{SHIELD}} finds them and kills them. One of Cyclops' students decides to travel back in time and persuades a past version of Xavier to prevent this, who does so by [[spoiler:preventing the mutants parents from meeting, thus negating his birth.]] This also has the effect of removing the original beneficiary of who'd get the Xavier School from [[spoiler:Mystique]] to Cyclops.
* In ''[[ComicBook/{{Convergence}} Convergence #8]]'', [[spoiler:With the death of Deimos at the hands of Parallax, all the temporal energies of the time travellers that Deimos had absorbed were loose, and threatened to make the planet Telos into "the bullet that will destroy the multiverse". To fix this, survive and hopefully return to what he used to be, and to undo the destruction of the Convergence worlds, Brainiac ComicBook/{{Brainiac}} tries to give the loosed temporal energies back to the survivors to restore their worlds. However, the ''ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths'' event prevents him, so he has to send [[Franchise/TheFlash Barry Allen Allen]] and the pre-Crisis [[ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} Kara Zor-El Zor-El]] back to their deaths... then Parallax decides he wants to go, that he wants redemption and be a hero and ''Post-Crisis Superman, Lois Lane Franchise/{{Superman}}, ComicBook/LoisLane and their son join him''. The end result? ''Crisis on Infinite Earths is undone and the multiverse is restored in full.'']]
2nd Dec '17 3:27:05 PM FoxBluereaver
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* In ''Fanfic/PokemonResetBloodlines'', Cyrus succeeds in learning how to manipulate reality and destroys the entire universe, erasing everything and everyone from existence. Arceus manages to save Ash before he disappears too, sending him back to the past [[PeggySue with his memories intact]] so he can prevent it from happening. However, the timeline is rewritten in the process, and many things end up changing, [[CloseEnoughTimeline creating an entirely different universe]].
25th Nov '17 8:00:10 PM Mullane
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** ''Warlords of Draenor'' is based on Garrosh Hellscream traveling into the past of his homeworld Draenor and preventing the corruption of his people by the Burning Legion. It's .
* This is the basic premise of ''Warlords of Draenor'', really. While we can't actually change what happened to OUR Draneor (getting corrupted and blown up into fragments called Outland) due to this being a parallel timeline...the expansion pretty much represents this for Draenor. Garrosh goes back to the moment his people were corrupted by demons and seeks to set that right by convincing them to take their own path; while it's a very noble concept at face value, Garrosh uses it to turn the orc clans into the Iron Horde and invade Azeroth anyway. The Draenei (Maraad especially) see going there as an opportunity to prevent what happened in our timeline from happening again. And indeed, our characters intervene at crucial moments to stop MANY bad events that happened on our Draenor from happening here.

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** ''Warlords of Draenor'' is based on Garrosh Hellscream traveling into the past of his homeworld Draenor and preventing the corruption of his people by the Burning Legion. It's .
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This is the basic premise of ''Warlords of Draenor'', really. While we can't actually change what happened to OUR Draneor (getting corrupted and blown up into fragments called Outland) due to this being a parallel timeline...the expansion pretty much represents this for Draenor. Garrosh goes back to the moment his people were corrupted by demons and seeks to set that right by convincing them to take their own path; while it's a very noble concept at face value, Garrosh uses it to turn the orc clans into the Iron Horde and invade Azeroth anyway. The Draenei (Maraad especially) see going there as an opportunity to prevent what happened in our timeline from happening again. And indeed, our characters intervene at crucial moments to stop MANY bad events that happened on our Draenor from happening here.
5th Nov '17 1:18:45 AM Trueman001
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* The UsefulNotes/ZXSpectrum game ''Time-Gate'' has the protagonist travelling back in time (through the eponymous Time-Gates) to the year before the aliens invaded, and [[EarthShatteringKaboom destroying their home planet]] to prevent the invasion ever having happened.
23rd Oct '17 9:57:23 AM mlsmithca
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* The two {{time travel}}ers in each of the ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'' films are each trying to [[TerminatorTwosome set right the wrong the other one caused]].
** Until ''Film/TerminatorGenisys'', which has Skynet send back a Terminator to assassinate John and Sarah.... and stop Judgment Day.

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* The two {{time travel}}ers in each of the ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'' films are each trying to [[TerminatorTwosome set right the wrong the other one caused]].
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caused]]. Until ''Film/TerminatorGenisys'', which has Skynet send back a Terminator to assassinate John and Sarah.... and AND stop Judgment Day.Day. What the hell is going on here?
23rd Oct '17 12:59:32 AM RezaMaulana98
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* ''Series/KamenRiderKabuto'': The entire series' plot was a result of what Souji Tendou/Kabuto did in TheMovie. [[spoiler:TheMovie itself is set in an alternate future where Earth was in ruins after a large meteorite carrying Worms hit Earth 7 years before. After getting his hands on his SuperMode, Tendou goes back in time to alter the past, creating the timeline and plot set in the TV series.]]
22nd Oct '17 12:08:16 AM DarkHunter
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** Archer attempts to do this by ''creating'' a TemporalParadox. Archer is not so much setting right what went wrong as trying to wipe out all evidence of it ever occurring. [[spoiler:He fails, and it's pointed out that due to the Multiverse nature of time in the Nasuverse, it's pretty unlikely his plan would have ever worked anyway.]]

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** Archer attempts to do this by ''creating'' a TemporalParadox. Archer is not so much setting right what went wrong as trying to wipe out all evidence of it ever occurring. [[spoiler:He fails, and it's pointed out that due to the Multiverse nature of time in the Nasuverse, as well as the fact that Archer himself exists outside of time, it's pretty unlikely his plan would have ever worked anyway.]]
21st Oct '17 8:29:13 PM DarkHunter
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* Archer in ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' attempts to do this by ''creating'' a TemporalParadox. Archer is not so much setting right what went wrong as trying to wipe out all evidence of it ever occurring.
** Saber believes that history went wrong when she chose to take the throne, taking her kingdom's fall as proof of it. Her goal in the War is to undo that choice so her kingdom can be led by a better king.

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* ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'':
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Archer in ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' attempts to do this by ''creating'' a TemporalParadox. Archer is not so much setting right what went wrong as trying to wipe out all evidence of it ever occurring.
occurring. [[spoiler:He fails, and it's pointed out that due to the Multiverse nature of time in the Nasuverse, it's pretty unlikely his plan would have ever worked anyway.]]
** Saber believes that history went wrong when she chose to take the throne, taking her kingdom's fall as proof of it. Her goal in the War is to undo that choice so her kingdom can be led by a better king. [[spoiler:Ultimately, she comes to terms with what happened to Britain and her own choices as king, gives up on altering history, and returns to her own time to die, her soul at peace.]]
15th Oct '17 6:59:03 AM luiz4200
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* ''WesternAnimation/PennZeroPartTimeHero'': In "Back to the Past of Future Balls", the part-time heroes revisit the world they visited in "Balls!" and find out Rippen used a TimeMachine to create a bad timeline where he took over. Penn and the time machine's inventor try to use it to undo the changes. [[spoiler:They instead go back further in time and prevent the incident that started the war Rippen took advantage of in the first place.]]
10th Oct '17 11:09:12 AM ChronoLegion
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* ''Series/SevenDays'' is entirely about this trope: a time machine allows a government agent to go seven days back in time in order to prevent the catastrophe of the week from taking place.

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* ''Series/SevenDays'' is entirely about this trope: a time machine allows a government agent to go seven days back in time in order to prevent the catastrophe of the week from taking place. Most episodes only deal with the time span of a week, due to the limitations of the time machine. However, several episodes involve the arrival of more advanced time machines from years in the future. In the first case, a time travel tries to stop a woman from developing a cure for cancer, which is going to mutate and start a pandemic. He succeeds but is killed himself. In another, a man arrives, claiming that a Muslim religious leader is secretly a radical, who will start the bloodiest religious war in history. It turns out the time traveler is himself a radical (or, possibly, someone not even human), who intends to kick-start just such a war by killing the imam.
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