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12th Aug '16 7:54:39 PM nombretomado
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* In ''{{Achron}}'' it turns out [[spoiler: that the reason that the Grekim are determined to wipe out humanity is because humans were about to discover Time Travel and the Grekim don't want anyone 'muddying' the time stream.]]

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* In ''{{Achron}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Achron}}'' it turns out [[spoiler: that the reason that the Grekim are determined to wipe out humanity is because humans were about to discover Time Travel and the Grekim don't want anyone 'muddying' the time stream.]]
8th Aug '16 6:02:04 PM jormis29
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* The Sidereals and other employees of the Bureau of Destiny in ''{{Exalted}}'' fill this role to some extent. Even if they exist in a universe where time travel is technically impossible, there is still a notoriously unstable Loom of Fate that has to be protected from disturbing elements (such as other Exalted or the [[TheFairFolk creepy]] [[TheLegionsOfHell things]] [[DemonLordsAndArchdevils living]] [[PowerOfTheVoid outside]] [[EldritchAbomination Creation]]).

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* The Sidereals and other employees of the Bureau of Destiny in ''{{Exalted}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'' fill this role to some extent. Even if they exist in a universe where time travel is technically impossible, there is still a notoriously unstable Loom of Fate that has to be protected from disturbing elements (such as other Exalted or the [[TheFairFolk creepy]] [[TheLegionsOfHell things]] [[DemonLordsAndArchdevils living]] [[PowerOfTheVoid outside]] [[EldritchAbomination Creation]]).
7th Aug '16 6:06:12 PM nombretomado
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4th Aug '16 9:22:19 PM PaulA
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* FredricBrown wrote three "The Short Happy Lives of Eustace Weaver" short stories about a man who invents a time machine and uses it to steal money from a bank with a time lock. In the first two, misunderstandings about the nature of time trip him up. In the third, Time Police arrive and execute him on the spot.

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* FredricBrown Creator/FredricBrown wrote three "The Short Happy Lives of Eustace Weaver" short stories about a man who invents a time machine and uses it to steal money from a bank with a time lock. In the first two, misunderstandings about the nature of time trip him up. In the third, Time Police arrive and execute him on the spot.
1st Aug '16 2:12:50 PM rafi
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* The Time Police in ''ComicBook/PaperinikNewAdventures'', who got around the many possible time-travel loopholes by building their HQ outside time itself: whoever is in the HQ isn't affected by any changes to the timeline, and can thus work to restore it. The series also shows the darker aspect of this trope: the issue "The Day of the Cold Sun" has our hero forced to ally with the time pirate the Raider to prevent the destruction of Duckburg due an experiment on cold fusion going horribly wrong and nuking the city, and when the explosion doesn't happen at the allotted time ''[[LawfulNeutral Time Police agents show up to cause it themselves]]''[[LawfulNeutral ,at least until their fight with Paperinik and the Raider's plan backfiring on him cause so much trouble that making the experiment fail in a non-explosive way is the better option]].

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* The Time Police in ''ComicBook/PaperinikNewAdventures'', who got around the many possible time-travel loopholes by building their HQ outside time itself: whoever is in the HQ isn't affected by any changes to the timeline, and can thus work to restore it.
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The series also shows the darker aspect of this trope: the issue "The Day of the Cold Sun" has our hero forced to ally with the time pirate the Raider to prevent the destruction of Duckburg due an experiment on cold fusion going horribly wrong and nuking the city, and city. And when the explosion doesn't happen at the allotted time ''[[LawfulNeutral Time the ''Time Police agents show up to cause it themselves]]''[[LawfulNeutral ,at least themselves!''. At least, until their fight with Paperinik and the Raider's plan backfiring on him cause so much trouble that making the experiment fail in a non-explosive way is the better option]].option.
22nd Jul '16 10:37:13 PM EdwardGil
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* TIME, the from the ChooseYourOwnAdventure ''{{Literature/Falcon}}'', the "Temporal Investigative and Monitoring Executive."
17th Jul '16 7:04:29 AM SorPepita
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* The Infinity Patrol (and it's elite division ISWAT) from the default ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}'' setting is partially tasked with policing alternate timelines. Unlike most time cops they are far from neutral as their main objective is to protect the interests of Homeline.
* The Sidereals and other employees of the Bureau of Destiny in ''{{Exalted}}'' fills this role to some extent. Even if they exist in a universe where time travel is technically impossible, there is still a notoriously unstable Loom of Fate that has to be protected from disturbing elements (such as other Exalted or the [[TheFairFolk creepy]] [[TheLegionsOfHell things]] [[DemonLordsAndArchdevils living]] [[PowerOfTheVoid outside]] [[EldritchAbomination Creation]]).

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* The Infinity Patrol (and it's its elite division ISWAT) from the default ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}'' setting is partially tasked with policing alternate timelines. Unlike most time cops they are far from neutral as their main objective is to protect the interests of Homeline.
* The Sidereals and other employees of the Bureau of Destiny in ''{{Exalted}}'' fills fill this role to some extent. Even if they exist in a universe where time travel is technically impossible, there is still a notoriously unstable Loom of Fate that has to be protected from disturbing elements (such as other Exalted or the [[TheFairFolk creepy]] [[TheLegionsOfHell things]] [[DemonLordsAndArchdevils living]] [[PowerOfTheVoid outside]] [[EldritchAbomination Creation]]).
17th Jul '16 7:02:31 AM SorPepita
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* In Creator/CyrilKornbluth's short story "Time Bum", a con man tries to set up a sting by posing as a Time Policeman from the 25th century, and "accidentally" revealing himself as such to the mark. [[spoiler:Unfortunately for him, the Time Police are real, and his would-be sting earns him the death penalty.]]

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* In Creator/CyrilKornbluth's Cyril Kornbluth's short story "Time Bum", a con man tries to set up a sting by posing as a Time Policeman from the 25th century, and "accidentally" revealing himself as such to the mark. [[spoiler:Unfortunately for him, the Time Police are real, and his would-be sting earns him the death penalty.]]
16th Jul '16 4:35:03 PM ImperialScum
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* The Aeon Legion from ''Literature/AeonLegionLabyrinth''. They work with [[{{Seers}} Sybil]] who use precognition to anticipate attempts to alter history and technology that gives them [[TimeMaster power over time]] for when time travelers resist their authority. The Legion tolerates time travel, they are just very picky about what time travelers can and can't do.
16th Jul '16 3:24:25 AM LordInsane
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** The game features several different versions of this, as a consequence of the different natures of the temporal incidents. Some are are directly from the show (the Department of Temporal Investigations, the 29th century Timefleet incarnation of Starfleet), one is an ad-hoc response (involving the player character and either a Section 31 or a Klingon Intelligence operative depending on alignment), and two are counterpart agencies for other factions (the Klingons has Temporal Intelligence, the Romulan Republic has Romulan Temporal Defense). Ironically, the main contact with the current-time Time Police agencies occur as part of temporal meddling they themselves are responsible for.

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** The game features several different versions of this, as a consequence of the different natures of the temporal incidents. Some are are directly from the show (the Department of Temporal Investigations, the 29th century Timefleet incarnation of Starfleet), Starfleet, Daniels' unnamed agency), one is an ad-hoc response (involving the player character and either a Section 31 or a Klingon Intelligence operative depending on alignment), and two are counterpart agencies for other factions (the Klingons has Temporal Intelligence, the Romulan Republic has Romulan Temporal Defense).Defense) and one (the Temporal Defense Initiative) is a coalition of the temporal agencies of most major powers that will be formed in the 28th century. Ironically, the main contact with the current-time Time Police agencies occur as part of temporal meddling they themselves are responsible for.
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