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2nd Dec '16 1:12:19 PM Kalaong
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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}}''.

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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}}''.
''Series/{{Heroes}}''.
2nd Dec '16 1:12:10 PM Kalaong
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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}}''.

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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}}''.
''Series{{Heroes}}''.
1st Dec '16 5:25:59 AM Hanz
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* In ''Videogame/Dishonored2'', one of the levels takes place the mansion of Aramis Stilton where a TimeCrash happened. For this one stage, The Outsider gives you a portable time travel device that lets you travel between the past and present. [[spoiler:If you knock out Stilton in the past and ensure that he never witnesses Delilah's rebirth, he does not go mad in the present and the timeline is largely changed for the better, including Meagan Foster somehow having both of her eyes and arms.]]
28th Nov '16 4:06:20 PM thatother1dude
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* This is the goal of Nox, the BigBad from season 1 of the French cartoon ''WesternAnimation/{{Wakfu}}''. His desire to save the family that he lost 200 years before the show has [[TheDeterminator driven him]] to go from a simple watchmaker to one of the most powerful [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity (and insane)]] magic users alive. Unfortunately, while he is a skilled enough time mage to [[TimeStandsStill slow time to a stand still,]] he has so far been unable to actually travel backwards in time. He believes that this is [[PoweredByAForsakenChild a power requirement issue,]] and now seeks to drain enough wakfu from the plants, animals, [[HumanResources and people]] of the world to save his family. One character mentions that he has drained entire countries dry over the years, and his current plan involves exterminating an entire race of people to gain the wakfu he needs. Grougaloragran also mentions that [[spoiler:it won't actually work, as time travel is simply impossible no matter how much wakfu he collects, and he'll probably just end up breaking the universe if he tries]]. Nox, however, is [[MoralEventHorizon long]] [[TheUnfettered past caring]]. [[spoiler:Turns out it ''is'' possible. Too bad the wakfu requirements were far steeper than Nox estimated -- the wakfu he spent centuries gathering was only enough to facilitate a ''twenty minute'' time jump.]]

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* This is the goal of ''WesternAnimation/{{Wakfu}}'': Nox, the BigBad from season 1 of the French cartoon ''WesternAnimation/{{Wakfu}}''. His first season's ArcVillain, has a desire to save the family that he lost 200 years before the show has [[TheDeterminator driven him]] to go from a simple watchmaker to one of the most powerful [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity (and insane)]] magic users alive. Unfortunately, while he is a skilled enough time mage to [[TimeStandsStill slow time to a stand still,]] he has so far been unable to actually travel backwards in time. He believes that this is [[PoweredByAForsakenChild [[TimTaylorTechnology a power requirement issue,]] and now seeks to drain enough wakfu from [[PoweredByAForsakenChild the plants, animals, [[HumanResources and people]] of the world to save his family. One character mentions that he has drained entire countries dry over the years, and his current plan involves exterminating an entire race of people to gain the wakfu he needs. Grougaloragran also mentions that [[spoiler:it won't actually work, as thinks [[WrongTimeTravelSavvy this type of time travel is simply impossible no matter how much wakfu he collects, impossible]], and he'll probably just end up breaking the universe if he tries]]. tries. Nox, however, is [[MoralEventHorizon long]] [[TheUnfettered long past caring]]. [[spoiler:Turns out it ''is'' possible. Too bad the wakfu requirements were far steeper than Nox estimated -- the wakfu he spent centuries gathering was only enough to facilitate a ''twenty minute'' time jump.]]
26th Nov '16 3:08:13 PM nombretomado
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* The notorious ''{{Champions}}'' module "Wings of the Valkyrie" combines this and the Hitler exemption and setting things wrong: the player characters need to travel back in time to save Hitler; a previous traveller had ensured Operation:Valkyrie's success, expecting this would cripple the Reich. It didn't work; the Reich's new leadership was just as evil, and much more capable.

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* The notorious ''{{Champions}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Champions}}'' module "Wings of the Valkyrie" combines this and the Hitler exemption and setting things wrong: the player characters need to travel back in time to save Hitler; a previous traveller had ensured Operation:Valkyrie's success, expecting this would cripple the Reich. It didn't work; the Reich's new leadership was just as evil, and much more capable.
23rd Nov '16 3:19:35 PM ultimomant
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* Subverted in ''DragonBallZ''. Future Trunks also attempts to set right what once went wrong, but he does this in a timeline not his own: since in DBZ every timeline counts as another dimension, any changes made in the current time will not directly effect Future Trunks' past or future. He still wants to help out, hoping to create at least one peaceful world, and to return to his own time strong enough to finally stop what he wanted to prevent.

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* Subverted in ''DragonBallZ''. ''Anime/DragonBallZ''. Future Trunks also attempts to set right what once went wrong, but he does this in a timeline not his own: since in DBZ every timeline counts as another dimension, any changes made in the current time will not directly effect affect Future Trunks' past or future. He still wants to help out, hoping to create at least one peaceful world, and to return to his own time strong enough to finally stop what he wanted to prevent.



** The [[Series/TheFlash2014 2014 series]] takes place in a timeline caused by the Reverse Flash [[SetWrongWhatOnceWentRight traveling back in time to Barry's childhood and killing his mother]]. In this timeline, Barry becomes the Flash several years earlier [[spoiler:thanks to the very same Reverse Flash needing Barry's access to the Speed Force]] than he was supposed to. Later, he gets several chances to fix the timeline and save his mother, [[spoiler:but ends up letting the events play out and even helps the pre-time-jump Reverse Flash get back onto the path of the new timeline]].

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** The [[Series/TheFlash2014 2014 series]] takes place in a timeline caused by the Reverse Flash [[SetWrongWhatOnceWentRight [[MakeWrongWhatOnceWentRight traveling back in time to Barry's childhood and killing his mother]]. In this timeline, Barry becomes the Flash several years earlier [[spoiler:thanks to the very same Reverse Flash needing Barry's access to the Speed Force]] than he was supposed to. Later, he gets several chances to fix the timeline and save his mother, [[spoiler:but ends up letting the events play out and even helps the pre-time-jump Reverse Flash get back onto the path of the new timeline]].
18th Nov '16 12:35:16 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/TimeRunner'': The whole movie is based on this premise. TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture the Earth is invaded (and ultimately overrun) by aliens when an astronaut is hurled two and a half decades back in time by a wormhole. He also experiences several precognitions of things that are ''soon'' to happen such as a waitress getting shot when the bad guys chase him through a diner, which he tries to prevent as well.

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* ''Film/TimeRunner'': The whole movie is based on this premise. TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture the Earth is invaded (and ultimately overrun) by aliens when an astronaut is hurled two and a half three decades back in time by a wormhole. He also experiences several precognitions of things that are ''soon'' to happen such as a waitress getting shot when the bad guys chase him through a diner, which he tries to prevent as well.
13th Nov '16 1:39:02 PM maxwellsilver
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13th Nov '16 1:38:59 PM maxwellsilver
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->''"Theorizing that one could time travel within his own lifetime, Doctor Sam Beckett stepped into the Quantum Leap accelerator -- and vanished. He awoke to find himself trapped in the past, facing mirror images that were not his own, and driven by an unknown force to change history for the better. His only guide on this journey is Al, an observer from his own time, who appears in the form of a hologram that only Sam can see and hear. And so Doctor Beckett finds himself leaping from life to life, striving to [[TropeNamers put right what once went wrong]] and hoping each time that his next leap... will be the leap home."''

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->''"Theorizing that one could time travel within his own lifetime, Doctor Sam Beckett stepped into the Quantum Leap accelerator -- and vanished. He awoke to find himself trapped in the past, facing mirror images that were not his own, and driven by an unknown force to change history for the better. His only guide on this journey is Al, an observer from his own time, who appears in the form of a hologram that only Sam can see and hear. And so Doctor Beckett finds himself leaping from life to life, striving to [[TropeNamers put right what once went wrong]] wrong and hoping each time that his next leap... will be the leap home."''



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}} Heroes]]''.

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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}} Heroes]]''.
''Series.{{Heroes}}''.
10th Nov '16 10:01:24 AM DaveE
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* This is attempted in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' during the Horus Heresy. A Sister of Silence from the post-Heresy era attempts to use the Warp to travel back in time and warn her Sisters what was coming, implied to involve crossing the MoralEventHorizon multiple times. Her present-time self is executed by one of her Sisters, whose zeal prevents her from accepting that the Emperor could possibly let things get so screwed up.
** The Chaos Gods use this to scatter the infant Primarchs across the galaxy, by sending Horus (and later Argel Tal) back in time to shatter the Emperor's protections. Although it's more Setting Wrong What Always Went Wrong; even the Emperor doesn't bother trying to prevent it.
** Because the Warp exists outside of time and space, most anyone in the setting with enough resources could ''try'' this. Because the Warp is a hell dimension co-ruled by the God of Screwing People Over, it's never going to work.
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