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5th Aug '16 12:31:52 PM Morgenthaler
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* MightyMorphinPowerRangers had this a couple times, though since we see it from the perspective of the villains' base on the moon, it's unclear if the Earth rotating backwards is the cause of the time-reversal, or an effect. Though [[AWizardDidIt it was magically-induced]] both times, so...

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* MightyMorphinPowerRangers ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' had this a couple times, though since we see it from the perspective of the villains' base on the moon, it's unclear if the Earth rotating backwards is the cause of the time-reversal, or an effect. Though [[AWizardDidIt it was magically-induced]] both times, so...
5th Aug '16 12:29:17 PM Morgenthaler
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* In one episode of ''Anime/FireBall'', Gedächtnis claims Drossel is powerful enough to reverse the rotation of the planet and turn back time.

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* In one chapter of ''The New Adventures of WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'', Perry the Platypus is warned that Dr. Doofenshmirtz might be planning to reverse the rotation of the Earth to change history. Considering his overall incompetence and the fact that his previous attempts to manipulate the Earthís rotation failed to work out as planned, this scheme would be doomed to failure even if we put aside the fact that it makes no scientific sense.
* In ''Death to Invisobill'', a ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'' fanfiction, Vlad Plasmius uses an army of beings flying in the opposite direction to the planetís rotation to stop time. This is only the first step in a plan to reverse Earthís rotation and erase certain characters from existence.
* In the [[Franchise/XMen X-Men]] fanfic, ''The Blood & Tears Progression'', Wade is disappointed that time travel does not involve reversing the Earthís rotation. Or even a [[Franchise/BackToTheFuture DeLorean]] for that matter.
* In ''A gentleman and a lady'', a ''Series/PrettyLittleLiars'' fanfic, Emily experiences a humiliating moment and runs away, ďas fast as she could, hoping beyond hope that she could run fast enough to rotate the Earth backwards so she could go back in time."

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* In one episode of ''Anime/FireBall'', Gedächtnis claims Drossel is powerful enough to reverse the rotation of the planet and turn back time.

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* In one chapter of ''The New Adventures of WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'', Perry the Platypus is warned that Dr. Doofenshmirtz might be planning to reverse the rotation of the Earth to change history. Considering his overall incompetence and the fact that his previous attempts to manipulate the Earthís Earth's rotation failed to work out as planned, this scheme would be doomed to failure even if we put aside the fact that it makes no scientific sense.
* In ''Death to Invisobill'', a ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'' fanfiction, Vlad Plasmius uses an army of beings flying in the opposite direction to the planetís planet's rotation to stop time. This is only the first step in a plan to reverse Earthís Earth's rotation and erase certain characters from existence.
* In the [[Franchise/XMen X-Men]] fanfic, ''The Blood & Tears Progression'', Wade is disappointed that time travel does not involve reversing the Earthís Earth's rotation. Or even a [[Franchise/BackToTheFuture DeLorean]] for that matter.
* In ''A gentleman and a lady'', a ''Series/PrettyLittleLiars'' fanfic, Emily experiences a humiliating moment and runs away, ďas "as fast as she could, hoping beyond hope that she could run fast enough to rotate the Earth backwards so she could go back in time."



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-->opposite of the Earthís rotation
-->weíll stop time and stare
-->at the stars, your hand

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-->weíll -->we'll stop time and stare
-->at the stars, your hand hand



* In ''When the World Stood Still'', by Johnston [=McCulley=], a war rages between the United States and Japan. Despite the possibility that peace can be brokered, the peace-hating commander of the American army, Captain Godwin, vows that, come sunrise, he will give his men the order to attack. Professor Selester decides to deal with the situation in the most straightforward way, by stopping the rotation of the Earth so that sunrise does not occur. He succeeds in stopping the planetís rotation, which leads to great chaos.

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* In ''When the World Stood Still'', by Johnston [=McCulley=], a war rages between the United States and Japan. Despite the possibility that peace can be brokered, the peace-hating commander of the American army, Captain Godwin, vows that, come sunrise, he will give his men the order to attack. Professor Selester decides to deal with the situation in the most straightforward way, by stopping the rotation of the Earth so that sunrise does not occur. He succeeds in stopping the planetís planet's rotation, which leads to great chaos.



* In the poem, "The Place Where Time Stands Still," by Eleanor Haley, the narrator attempts to slow down and stop the rotation of the Earth, so that it remains summer forever, and her daughters donít have to grow up.
* The satirical essay, "Additional Questions Rep. Louie Gohmert Should Ask During Congressional Hearings," by Jeff Johnson, references this form of time travel. One of the important questions that should be addressed is whether Muslim people could band together and run in the opposite direction to the Earthís rotation, reversing it and sending the planet back in time. It is suggested history could be changed by going back to the [[Main/TheSixties Sixties]] and influencing president JFK.
* In "Remarkable Incident in the Middle of Next Week: Anticipatively Communicated," a writer is upset that he is always falling behind, in all aspects of his life, including his work. He doesn't blame himself, however, but the world itself. He believes days pass by too quickly. As he puts it: "It is not my fault, but that of this ceaseless spinning orb of ours that will not give one a momentís breathing time." He wishes the world would stop spinning so he could make up for falling behind and one day wakes up to find the planet has stopped spinning, making it perpetually night where he lives. The issue is eventually resolved, the Earth begins to rotate again and day follows night the way it should. [[spoiler: The whole adventure was probably just a dream, though.]]
* ''[[Literature/TheIncredibleWorldsOfWallyMcdoogle My Life as a Human Hairball]]'', by Bill Myers, features a story within a story that uses this form of time travel. In the short story, [=RetroRunt=], a supervillain, ties rockets to the planet and uses them to reverse Earthís rotation, causing time to run backwards.

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* In the poem, "The Place Where Time Stands Still," by Eleanor Haley, the narrator attempts to slow down and stop the rotation of the Earth, so that it remains summer forever, and her daughters donít don't have to grow up.
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* The satirical essay, "Additional Questions Rep. Louie Gohmert Should Ask During Congressional Hearings," by Jeff Johnson, references this form of time travel. One of the important questions that should be addressed is whether Muslim people could band together and run in the opposite direction to the Earthís Earth's rotation, reversing it and sending the planet back in time. It is suggested history could be changed by going back to the [[Main/TheSixties Sixties]] and influencing president JFK.
JFK.
* In "Remarkable Incident in the Middle of Next Week: Anticipatively Communicated," a writer is upset that he is always falling behind, in all aspects of his life, including his work. He doesn't blame himself, however, but the world itself. He believes days pass by too quickly. As he puts it: "It is not my fault, but that of this ceaseless spinning orb of ours that will not give one a momentís moment's breathing time." He wishes the world would stop spinning so he could make up for falling behind and one day wakes up to find the planet has stopped spinning, making it perpetually night where he lives. The issue is eventually resolved, the Earth begins to rotate again and day follows night the way it should. [[spoiler: The whole adventure was probably just a dream, though.]]
* ''[[Literature/TheIncredibleWorldsOfWallyMcdoogle My Life as a Human Hairball]]'', by Bill Myers, features a story within a story that uses this form of time travel. In the short story, [=RetroRunt=], a supervillain, ties rockets to the planet and uses them to reverse Earthís Earth's rotation, causing time to run backwards.



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* In one episode of ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody'', the twins gain super powers by making a wish on a shooting star. After they find being superheroes is more trouble than itís worth, they decide to reverse the rotation of the planet to go back in time to the point they made their wish. Unfortunately, they go too far into the past. [[spoiler:In the end, their adventures turn out to have probably [[AllJustADream been a dream]].]]
* "The Guardian," an episode of ''Series/{{Sliders}}'', has a slightly more plausible version of this trope. The main characters arrive on a parallel Earth that is spinning on its axis at a slightly different speed than in their original reality. Objective time is unchanged, of course, but the difference in the speed of rotation means that events on this Earth are "behind," so that it appears to be 1984, rather than 1996 (present day). For example, Quinn attends his fatherís funeral, which took place, from his perspective, in 1984.

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* In one episode of ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody'', the twins gain super powers by making a wish on a shooting star. After they find being superheroes is more trouble than itís it's worth, they decide to reverse the rotation of the planet to go back in time to the point they made their wish. Unfortunately, they go too far into the past. [[spoiler:In the end, their adventures turn out to have probably [[AllJustADream been a dream]].]]
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* "The Guardian," an episode of ''Series/{{Sliders}}'', has a slightly more plausible version of this trope. The main characters arrive on a parallel Earth that is spinning on its axis at a slightly different speed than in their original reality. Objective time is unchanged, of course, but the difference in the speed of rotation means that events on this Earth are "behind," so that it appears to be 1984, rather than 1996 (present day). For example, Quinn attends his fatherís father's funeral, which took place, from his perspective, in 1984.

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* In one of ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'''s Quailman imagine spots, the villain plans to eliminate weekends by speeding up the rotation of the Earth. Quailman uses his machine to slow down the Earth's rotation to add a third day to the weekend, which he calls "Funday". Speeding up the Earth's rotation would have no effect on the number of days in a week (unless you define a week 1/52 of a year, in which case it would ''increase'' the number of days per week, because it would make the days shorter without affecting the year). Maybe Doug fell asleep through astronomy class.

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* In one of ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'''s Quailman imagine spots, the villain plans to eliminate weekends by speeding up the rotation of the Earth. Quailman uses his machine to slow down the Earth's rotation to add a third day to the weekend, which he calls "Funday". Speeding up the Earth's rotation would have no effect on the number of days in a week (unless you define a week 1/52 of a year, in which case it would ''increase'' the number of days per week, because it would make the days shorter without affecting the year). Maybe Doug fell asleep through astronomy class.



* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/AlmostNakedAnimals'', Duck increases the rotation of the Earth, which causes time to speed up. As a result, everyone ages more rapidly. Eventually, Earthís rotation is reversed, which turns back time.

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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/AlmostNakedAnimals'', Duck increases the rotation of the Earth, which causes time to speed up. As a result, everyone ages more rapidly. Eventually, Earthís Earth's rotation is reversed, which turns back time.
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5th Aug '16 12:11:19 PM Morgenthaler
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* Depressingly subverted in a ''SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal'' comic in reference to the Superman example.

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* Depressingly subverted in a ''SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal'' ''Webcomic/SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal'' comic in reference to the Superman example.
2nd Apr '16 8:17:46 AM MeerkatMario
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* The ''WesternAnimation/TazMania'' episode "The Man from M.A.R.S." has Taz and Marvin the Martian reversing time using this method as an attempt to stop themselves from blowing up the Earth.
4th Nov '15 2:16:21 PM bwburke94
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[[FridgeLogic ...wait,]] ''[[BigWhat WHAT?]]''
27th May '15 11:44:26 PM erforce
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* In the [[Franchise/XMen X-Men]] fanfic, ''The Blood & Tears Progression'', Wade is disappointed that time travel does not involve reversing the Earthís rotation. Or even a [[Film/BackToTheFuture DeLorean]] for that matter.

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* In the [[Franchise/XMen X-Men]] fanfic, ''The Blood & Tears Progression'', Wade is disappointed that time travel does not involve reversing the Earthís rotation. Or even a [[Film/BackToTheFuture [[Franchise/BackToTheFuture DeLorean]] for that matter.
2nd May '15 8:01:06 PM nombretomado
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* Calvin of ''CalvinAndHobbes'' did this as part of a Stupendous Man fantasy once, striking the Earth at a low angle to turn it backwards a full rotation so it'd be Saturday instead of Sunday, [[MundaneUtility thereby giving himself an extra day to shirk off his homework.]]

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* Calvin of ''CalvinAndHobbes'' ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' did this as part of a Stupendous Man fantasy once, striking the Earth at a low angle to turn it backwards a full rotation so it'd be Saturday instead of Sunday, [[MundaneUtility thereby giving himself an extra day to shirk off his homework.]]
30th Dec '14 12:32:12 PM nombretomado
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* In the HGWells short story "The Man Who Could Work Miracles", the protagonist, Fotheringay, realizes that all of his wishes come true. To gain more time, he wishes that the Earth to stop rotating, which causes all objects on Earth being hurled off the ground without control, destroying everything. Fotheringay survives because he wished he'd land safe, and seeing the destruction, he commands a return to the time before he had his power.

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* In the HGWells Creator/HGWells short story "The Man Who Could Work Miracles", the protagonist, Fotheringay, realizes that all of his wishes come true. To gain more time, he wishes that the Earth to stop rotating, which causes all objects on Earth being hurled off the ground without control, destroying everything. Fotheringay survives because he wished he'd land safe, and seeing the destruction, he commands a return to the time before he had his power.
16th Oct '14 8:49:40 AM Ptorquemada
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* In one of ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'''s Quailman imagine spots, the villain plans to eliminate weekends by speeding up the rotation of the Earth. Quailman uses his machine to slow down the Earth's rotation to add a third day to the weekend, which he calls "Funday". Ironically, speeding up the Earth's rotation would realistically ''increase'' the number of days in a week, because it would make the days shorter without affecting the year. Maybe Doug fell asleep through astronomy class.

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* In one of ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'''s Quailman imagine spots, the villain plans to eliminate weekends by speeding up the rotation of the Earth. Quailman uses his machine to slow down the Earth's rotation to add a third day to the weekend, which he calls "Funday". Ironically, speeding Speeding up the Earth's rotation would realistically have no effect on the number of days in a week (unless you define a week 1/52 of a year, in which case it would ''increase'' the number of days in a per week, because it would make the days shorter without affecting the year.year). Maybe Doug fell asleep through astronomy class.
22nd Aug '14 2:05:43 PM funopolis14
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* "The Guardian," an episode of ''Series/{{Sliders}}'', has a slightly more plausible version of this trope. The main characters arrive on a parallel Earth that is spinning on its axis at a slightly different speed than in their original reality. Objective time is unchanged, of course, but the difference in the speed of rotation means that events on this Earth are "behind," so that it appears to be 1984, rather than 1996 (present day). For example, Quinn attends his fatherís funeral, which took place, from his perspective, in 1984.
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