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20th Feb '17 4:32:48 AM GrigorII
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Constitutes the plot of nearly every episode of ''Series/QuantumLeap'' ([[TropeNamers from which this title was taken]]), ''Series/EarlyEdition'', ''Series/SevenDays'', and ''Series/TruCalling'', as well as a majority of episodes of ''Series/TheDeadZone'', and numerous individual episodes of other shows. Can form the {{arc}} of a whole series, as in ''Series/{{Heroes}}''.
13th Feb '17 7:46:08 AM Blazer
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* One storyline in ''[[ComicBook/{{Shazam}} The Power of SHAZAM!]]'' had Silvana alter history, leading to Billy Batson's parents becoming Captain Marvel. However, when it's revealed that the alterations to this will hit throughout time, Billy's father opts to set things right by stopping Silvana from making the changes. However, Waverider decides to step in to make one teeny-tiny alteration -- he's able to set things up so that Billy's terrible childhood is undone and he stays with his sister Mary.
9th Feb '17 12:56:47 PM KizunaTallis
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* Yet another ''Evangelion'' example comes in the form of ''Fanfic/GoingAnotherWay'', this time through [[spoiler:Rei Ayanami, [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone horrified at what the Third Impact truly wrought]], going back in time to change a few things around in order to prevent the disaster. The biggest change she made was influencing Gendo Ikari's thoughts subtly enough to make him leave Shinji in the care of Yui's brother so as to ensure Shinji would be less of an emotional wreck]]. Everyone gets occasional flashes to their previous lives in dreams meanwhile.
1st Feb '17 5:21:04 PM Rhodes7
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* Gradually revealed to be the whole plot of ''Literature/{{Mindwarp}}'', a series about middle-schoolers with super-powers being hunted by aliens. [[spoiler: They're not aliens, but super-soldiers (called Omegas) from the future who nuked and took over the world. Their missing parents are different super-soldiers (Alphas) who traveled back in time to prevent both their and the Omegas' creation. Only the one with time-travel powers and relevant knowledge got cold feet and ditched them in the wrong era. The Omegas hunted them all down after they settled down and had kids, and the kids go on to complete their parent's mission.]]
24th Jan '17 8:05:53 PM TheNerevarine
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* ''Anime/GenmaWars'' takes this turn late in the series when main characters Loof and Gin are sent back in time by their father to prevent their entire [[AfterTheEnd post-apocalyptic present]] from ever coming into place, and stop mankind from being conquered by demons in the distant past which is modern times. [[spoiler:Sadly, they ''fail spectacularly'' and end up returning to their own timeline with very little changed]].
19th Jan '17 8:03:34 PM PaulA
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* Creator/TeresaEdgerton's ''{{Celydonn}}'' books, specifically ''The Grail and the Ring'', have an interesting take on this. Strictly speaking, TimeTravel is not possible. However, FunctionalMagic allows one to travel to the Inner Celydonn, to a shadow of the past, where one can see what really happened if one doesn't try to derail events. This quasi-TimeTravel is used to find out What Once Went Wrong, so that it can be Set Right in the present, thus avoiding any {{Temporal Paradox}}es.

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* Creator/TeresaEdgerton's ''{{Celydonn}}'' books, specifically ''The Grail and the Ring'', have ''Literature/TheGrailAndTheRing'' has an interesting take on this. Strictly speaking, TimeTravel is not possible. However, FunctionalMagic allows one to travel to the Inner Celydonn, to a shadow of the past, where one can see what really happened if one doesn't try to derail events. This quasi-TimeTravel is used to find out What Once Went Wrong, so that it can be Set Right in the present, thus avoiding any {{Temporal Paradox}}es.
17th Jan '17 1:55:14 PM Krwzprtt
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* ''VideoGame/LifeIsStrange'' : the protagonist, Max, tries to do that on multiple occasions throughout the story, [[spoiler:like saving her best friend's life, save her father from an accident 5 years prior, among others]], thanks to her "rewind" power, and later MentalTimeTravel. [[spoiler:Too bad [[ButterflyOfDoom chaos theory]] is in full effect, in both cases.]]
11th Jan '17 4:18:43 PM TeslaHunt
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* In ''VideoGame/Sonic The Hedgehog (2006)'', Sonic fails to reach Eggman's carrier before it crashed, causing both the former and Princess Elise to die. Silver and Sonic uses Chaos Control to travel back in time so the latter reaches the ship and saves Elise from Eggman.
30th Dec '16 12:08:01 PM WillKeaton
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*** Not necessarily. It's not made clear if it was SG-1's interference that made Ra leave with the stargate or if that was what originally happened.
30th Dec '16 12:06:14 PM WillKeaton
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* Likewise, sister series ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad!'' had a ChristmasEpisode that featured a Ghost of Christmas Past trying to pull YetAnotherChristmasCarol on Stan but he uses the opportunity trying to "fix" Christmas by killing Jane Fonda. His guardian angel stops him, but when they get back to modern times America is under the control of Soviet Russia. ItMakesSenseInContext[[note]]Stan also got Creator/MartinScorsese off drugs, which meant no ''Film/TaxiDriver'', which meant John Hinkley Jr. didn't try to shoot UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan, which meant Walter Mondale gets elected President and immediately surrendered to the USSR[[/note]]. [[spoiler: In a bit of a subversion, trying to fix the original event by making ''Taxi Driver'' doesn't work, so Stan is forced to shoot Reagan himself (which much to his relief is told he just has to "wing him") to fix the timeline.]] Note that even in the end [[CloseEnoughTimeline the timeline isn't the same]]: [[spoiler:Since Stan only shot Reagan, his assistant James Brady was fine which meant no Brady Bill and thus America has less strict gun laws.]]
* [[spoiler: Bart Allen]] from {{WesternAnimation/Young Justice}}.

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* Likewise, sister series ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad!'' had a ChristmasEpisode that featured a Ghost of Christmas Past trying to pull YetAnotherChristmasCarol on Stan but he uses the opportunity trying to "fix" Christmas by killing Jane Fonda. His guardian angel stops him, but when they get back to modern times America is under the control of Soviet Russia. ItMakesSenseInContext[[note]]Stan ItMakesSenseInContext.[[note]]Stan also got Creator/MartinScorsese off drugs, which meant no ''Film/TaxiDriver'', which meant John Hinkley Jr. didn't try to shoot UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan, which meant Walter Mondale gets elected President and immediately surrendered to the USSR[[/note]]. USSR.[[/note]] [[spoiler: In a bit of a subversion, trying to fix the original event by making ''Taxi Driver'' doesn't work, so Stan is forced to shoot Reagan himself (which much to his relief is told he just has to "wing him") to fix the timeline.]] Note that even in the end [[CloseEnoughTimeline the timeline isn't the same]]: [[spoiler:Since Stan only shot Reagan, his assistant James Brady was fine which meant no Brady Bill and thus America has less strict gun laws.]]
* [[spoiler: Bart Allen]] from {{WesternAnimation/Young Justice}}.''{{WesternAnimation/Young Justice}}''.
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