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17th Jun '17 11:02:01 PM Onlythrice
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* In the first tutorial for ''VideoGame/FusionFall'', the player is accidentally sent too far into the future by Dee Dee screwing around with [[WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory Dexter's]] time machine and ends up in a BadFuture where Planet Fuse has nearly overtaken Earth, and has to find a way back to the past to prevent it.
17th Jun '17 1:12:47 PM rafi
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* In the ''ComicBook/{{Runaways}}'' arc "Dead-End Kids", the kids are ostensibly hired by the Kingpin to steal a device. When the Kingpin tries to collect the device from them, they flee, and in the ensuing flight, they activate the device, which ends up sending them back in time to 1907, where they meet a similar group of runaways, one of whom, Lillie McGurty, hits it off with Victor. [[spoiler: It later turns out that the much-older Lillie McGurty of 2007 was the person who hired them, through the Kingpin, to steal the device and then orchestrated the events that caused them to use it, because Victor was the love of her life and she thought if she could get him to travel back in time again, they'd spend the rest of their lives together. Unfortunately for her, her actions also resulted in a gang war that forced the Runaways to retreat back to their own time, and Lillie's younger self was to go with them.]]

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* In the ''ComicBook/{{Runaways}}'' arc "Dead-End Kids", the kids are ostensibly hired by the Kingpin to steal a device. When the Kingpin tries to collect the device from them, they flee, and in the ensuing flight, they activate the device, which ends up sending them back in time to 1907, where they meet a similar group of runaways, one of whom, Lillie McGurty, Mc Gurty, hits it off with Victor. [[spoiler: It later turns out that the much-older Lillie McGurty Mc Gurty of 2007 was the person who hired them, through the Kingpin, to steal the device and then orchestrated the events that caused them to use it, because Victor was the love of her life and she thought if she could get him to travel back in time again, they'd spend the rest of their lives together. Unfortunately for her, her actions also resulted in a gang war that forced the Runaways to retreat back to their own time, and Lillie's younger self was to go with them.]]
23rd May '17 3:44:42 AM CumbersomeTercel
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** Possibly subverted in "Resurrection of the Daleks", where the Daleks used the Doctor's interference in their creation to justify an attack on Gallifrey.

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** Possibly subverted in "Resurrection "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS21E4ResurrectionOfTheDaleks Resurrection of the Daleks", Daleks]]", where the Daleks used the Doctor's interference in their creation to justify an attack on Gallifrey.
21st May '17 12:55:58 AM H2SO4
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* ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'': "Now the fool seeks to return to the past, and undo the future that is [[BigBad Aku...]]"

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* ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'': "Now the fool seeks to return to the past, and undo the future that is [[BigBad Aku...]]" [[spoiler:And he did, but at a great cost]].
20th May '17 8:50:36 PM thatother1dude
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* ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'': "Now the fool seeks to return to the past, and undo the future that is [[BigBad Aku...]]" Partially subverted in that, within the run of the original series, Jack never ''did'' return to his original time and stop Aku from taking over the world. He's always trying, but he's more often than not just fighting Aku's dystopia and helping people survive. His never returning had more to do with [[ExecutiveMeddling the show being cancelled, though...]] [[UnCancelled and brought back 11 years later, giving Jack another chance to undo the future that is Aku!]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'': "Now the fool seeks to return to the past, and undo the future that is [[BigBad Aku...]]" Partially subverted in that, within the run of the original series, Jack never ''did'' return to his original time and stop Aku from taking over the world. He's always trying, but he's more often than not just fighting Aku's dystopia and helping people survive. His never returning had more to do with [[ExecutiveMeddling the show being cancelled, though...]] [[UnCancelled and brought back 11 years later, giving Jack another chance to undo the future that is Aku!]]
22nd Apr '17 2:07:37 PM lalalei2001
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* In ''Literature/AllOurYesterdays'', this is Em's mission, and something she's failed at 14 times before the story properly begins.
19th Apr '17 6:47:21 AM Nintendoman01
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*''FanFic/RosarioVampireBrightestDarkness'': During the climax of Act III, Tsukune and his group all launch an attack on Kiria's facility to prevent him from using the Chrono Displacement spell to remake history [[InTheirOwnImage in his own image]]. Everything that can go wrong ''does'' go wrong, and everyone is killed in the ascent except Tsukune, who is himself mortally wounded by Kiria before Kiria himself is killed by Luna. Luna, having gone insane with grief as a result of Rason's death, is fully prepared to allow the world to be destroyed by the spell, which Kiria has succeeded in casting, but Tsukune manages to persuade her to instead change the date of the spell to one day in the past so he can go back and save everyone. With his knowledge of the future, Tsukune is able to ensure that everyone survives the attack.
9th Apr '17 9:29:10 AM nombretomado
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* This is one of the main plots in RogerZelazny's ''Literature/{{Roadmarks}}'', which has a road that travels from one end of time to another with off-ramps into various alternate histories. If an off-ramp doesn't get used, it eventually vanishes. The main protagonist, Red Dorakeen keeps trying to run modern firearms to the Battle of Marathon to change the outcome, thus re-creating an off-ramp that will allow him to find his lost home. At one point he sees Hitler, traveling in a VW Bug, "trying to find the place where he won."

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* This is one of the main plots in RogerZelazny's Creator/RogerZelazny's ''Literature/{{Roadmarks}}'', which has a road that travels from one end of time to another with off-ramps into various alternate histories. If an off-ramp doesn't get used, it eventually vanishes. The main protagonist, Red Dorakeen keeps trying to run modern firearms to the Battle of Marathon to change the outcome, thus re-creating an off-ramp that will allow him to find his lost home. At one point he sees Hitler, traveling in a VW Bug, "trying to find the place where he won."
9th Apr '17 9:12:17 AM nombretomado
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* The ''Peabody and Sherman'' segments of ''RockyAndBullwinkle'' involve going back in time to correct historical events which have gone wrong. This carries over to its reboot, ''WesternAnimation/TheNewMrPeabodyAndShermanShow''.

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* The ''Peabody and Sherman'' segments of ''RockyAndBullwinkle'' ''WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle'' involve going back in time to correct historical events which have gone wrong. This carries over to its reboot, ''WesternAnimation/TheNewMrPeabodyAndShermanShow''.
21st Mar '17 6:50:31 PM nombretomado
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* Throughout the early ''{{Nightside}}'' series, John Taylor [[spoiler: is pursued by the Harrowing, constructs sent from an AfterTheEnd future to kill him before he can begin investigating the Nightside's origins. A bit of a subversion, as it's implied the constructs' creators are motivated as much by bitterness and revenge as a need to avert What Went Wrong; else, they could've just sent someone to ''tell'' John his investigation would kick off an apocalypse, so he'd turn down the case.]]

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* Throughout the early ''{{Nightside}}'' ''{{Literature/Nightside}}'' series, John Taylor [[spoiler: is pursued by the Harrowing, constructs sent from an AfterTheEnd future to kill him before he can begin investigating the Nightside's origins. A bit of a subversion, as it's implied the constructs' creators are motivated as much by bitterness and revenge as a need to avert What Went Wrong; else, they could've just sent someone to ''tell'' John his investigation would kick off an apocalypse, so he'd turn down the case.]]
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