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23rd Jun '17 7:36:04 PM merotoker
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* The central premise of ''VideoGame/TheJourneymanProject''. In fact, the purpose of the [[TimePolice Temporal Security Annex]] (later Temporal Security Agency) to ensure that this trope is in effect in case someone else gets ahold of a TimeMachine. The sequels deal with other issues, with a temporal smuggling and [[spoiler:looking for an ancient {{Precursor}} relic in the past]].

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* The central premise of ''VideoGame/TheJourneymanProject''. In fact, the purpose of the [[TimePolice Temporal Security Annex]] (later Temporal Security Agency) to ensure that this trope is in effect in case someone else gets ahold of a TimeMachine. The sequels deal with other issues, with a temporal smuggling and [[spoiler:looking for an ancient {{Precursor}} {{Precursor|s}} relic in the past]].
23rd Jun '17 2:19:40 PM ultimomant
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* In ''LightNovel/StrikeTheBlood'', [[KidFromTheFuture Reina]] arrives in the present to stop a dragon from the future.
27th Apr '17 11:52:03 AM NNinja
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* In ''Literature/TheApocalypseTroll'' by Creator/DavidWeber (of ''Literature/HonorHarrington'' fame), an alien-created [[OmnicidalManiac cyborg-modified human]] is sent back in time to destroy humanity before they develop FTL space travel. A human space-naval officer also goes back in time to stop it. Also somewhat of a subversion, as it started as two entire StandardSciFiFleet battle groups fighting both before and after the actual time travel, but each side only had a single survivor left after all the nukes finished flying so this trope still applies.

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* In ''Literature/TheApocalypseTroll'' by Creator/DavidWeber (of ''Literature/HonorHarrington'' fame), an alien-created [[OmnicidalManiac cyborg-modified human]] is sent back in time to destroy humanity before they develop FTL space travel. A human space-naval officer also goes back in time to stop it. Also somewhat of a subversion, as Unusually gor the trope, it started as two entire StandardSciFiFleet battle groups fighting both before and after the actual time travel, but each side only had a single survivor left after all the nukes finished flying so this trope still applies.
12th Dec '16 8:43:45 AM ChronoLegion
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* The final cutscene in ''VideoGame/StarTrekArmada'' has the timeship USS ''Premonition'' from the BadFuture follow a Borg sphere into the past to save the USS ''Enterprise''-D. Luckily, the sphere is damaged and is blown up by a single torpedo volley. The ''Premonition'' then jumps into its own time, with Past!Picard simply noting the strange battle in the log and moving on.
12th Dec '16 8:41:23 AM ChronoLegion
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* The central premise of ''VideoGame/TheJourneymanProject''. In fact, the purpose of the [[TimePolice Temporal Security Annex]] (later Temporal Security Agency) to ensure that this trope is in effect in case someone else gets ahold of a TimeMachine.

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* The central premise of ''VideoGame/TheJourneymanProject''. In fact, the purpose of the [[TimePolice Temporal Security Annex]] (later Temporal Security Agency) to ensure that this trope is in effect in case someone else gets ahold of a TimeMachine. The sequels deal with other issues, with a temporal smuggling and [[spoiler:looking for an ancient {{Precursor}} relic in the past]].
12th Dec '16 8:39:12 AM ChronoLegion
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* ''Series/{{Timeless}}'' is built around this. A terrorist and his henchmen steal an experimental time ship and set out to [[MakeWrongWhatOnceWentRight completely alter American history]] [[spoiler: [[WellIntentionedExtremist in order to rout out]] the AncientConspiracy controlling the country]]. To stop him, the government and the private company that built the time ship gather a group of experts to go back on a prototype of the ship and prevent him from making any changes.

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* ''Series/{{Timeless}}'' is built around this. A terrorist and his henchmen steal an experimental time ship and set out to [[MakeWrongWhatOnceWentRight completely alter American history]] [[spoiler: [[WellIntentionedExtremist in order to rout out]] the AncientConspiracy controlling the country]]. To stop him, the government and the private company that built the time ship gather a group of experts to go back on a prototype of the ship and prevent him from making any changes. Another twist is that [[spoiler:Flynn, the main "terrorist", is being guided by a diary that one of the protagonists is supposed to write a few years later]].
9th Dec '16 4:20:22 PM ZimFan89
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* ''Series/{{Timeless}}'' is built around this. A terrorist and his henchmen steal an experimental time ship and set out to [[MakeWrongWhatOnceWentRight completely alter American history]] [[spoiler: [[WellIntentionedExtremist in order to rout out]] the AncientConspiracy controlling the country]]. To stop him, the government and the private company that built the time ship gather a group of experts to go back on a prototype of the ship and prevent him from making any changes.
28th Nov '16 7:21:51 PM merotoker
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Named, of course, for the ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'' movies, wherein a [[KillerRobot robotic superassassin]] that [[RidiculouslyHumanRobots looks like a normal human being]] is sent back in time to pre-emptively kill the future leader of the human resistance in a RobotWar. [[TimeParadox Paradox schmaradox!]] Compare ScryVsScry, where it's oracles doing this with clairvoyance.

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Named, of course, for the ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'' movies, wherein a [[KillerRobot robotic superassassin]] that [[RidiculouslyHumanRobots looks like a normal human being]] is sent back in time to pre-emptively kill the future leader of the human resistance in a RobotWar. [[TimeParadox [[TemporalParadox Paradox schmaradox!]] Compare ScryVsScry, where it's oracles doing this with clairvoyance.



* ''Anime/DragonBallZ'': Cell and Trunks, although they come from different [[AlternateTimeline timelines]]. Trunks had no idea who Cell was, and Cell killed the Trunks of his timeline before going to the past.
** Oddly, due to the TimeyWimeyBall, between the two of them, they've killed two versions of the other each.

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* ''Anime/DragonBallZ'': Cell and Trunks, although they come from different [[AlternateTimeline timelines]]. Trunks had no idea who Cell was, and Cell killed the Trunks of his timeline before going to the past.
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past. Oddly, due to the TimeyWimeyBall, between the two of them, they've killed two versions of the other each.



** Comicbook/{{Cable}} came back in time to prevent the future he grew up in. Stryfe, his [[EvilTwin evil clone]], then came back in time to stop him -- not so much because he was hugely enamoured of their home era, but rather because he lived to screw with Cable's life. Oh, and then Cable's evil adopted son came back as well... Later X-Men storylines have Cable jumping into the future to protect a girl he believes will become the [[MessianicArchetype saviour]], while Bishop wants to kill her because in ''his'' original timeline she becomes TheAntiChrist.

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** Comicbook/{{Cable}} came back in time to prevent the future he grew up in. Stryfe, his [[EvilTwin evil clone]], then came back in time to stop him -- not so much because he was hugely enamoured of their home era, but rather because he lived to screw with Cable's life. Oh, and then Cable's evil adopted son came back as well... Later X-Men storylines have Cable jumping into the future to protect [[ComicBook/HopeSummers a girl girl]] he believes will become the [[MessianicArchetype saviour]], while Bishop wants to kill her because in ''his'' original timeline she becomes TheAntiChrist.



** And then there was the Legionquest story, which culminated in Professor X's evil son (yes, this is something of a recurring theme for the X-Men) traveling back to the 1950s in order to kill SelfDemonstrating/{{Magneto}} before he becomes powerful. An entire ''team'' of X-Men go after him. [[ComicBook/AgeOfApocalypse Between them, they screw things up even worse.]]
* Comicbook/IronMan and Doctor Doom for some reason do this often. They wound up in Camelot once, and another time they inverted the trope by traveling to the future (after Merlin has awaken and King Arthur has reincarnated). Often, though they end up [[TakeAThirdOption taking a third option]] and working together to get back. And again in Bendis' Mighty Avengers. It helps that both Doom and Stark have ''nothing'' to gain from changing anything in the specific past periods they enter, and both would rather keep the present they have. Seeing as it's dangerous to fuck with reality and all that.

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** And then there was the Legionquest story, which culminated in Professor X's evil son (yes, this is something of a recurring theme for the X-Men) traveling back to the 1950s in order to kill SelfDemonstrating/{{Magneto}} ComicBook/{{Magneto}} before he becomes powerful. An entire ''team'' of X-Men go after him. [[ComicBook/AgeOfApocalypse Between them, they screw things up even worse.]]
* Comicbook/IronMan and Doctor Doom ComicBook/DoctorDoom for some reason do this often. They wound up in Camelot once, and another time they inverted the trope by traveling to the future (after Merlin has awaken and King Arthur has reincarnated). Often, though they end up [[TakeAThirdOption taking a third option]] and working together to get back. And again in Bendis' Mighty Avengers.ComicBook/MightyAvengers. It helps that both Doom and Stark have ''nothing'' to gain from changing anything in the specific past periods they enter, and both would rather keep the present they have. Seeing as it's dangerous to fuck with reality and all that.



* Hilariously, after enough of these stories and BadFuture stories have come and gone, Marvel officially threw their hands up and rendered all of them ultimately pointless by establishing that time travel ''never actually changes anything'' in the time traveler's original timeline, instead creating a whole new alternate timeline running parallel to the original.

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* Hilariously, after enough of these stories and BadFuture stories have come and gone, Marvel Creator/{{Marvel|Comics}} officially threw their hands up and rendered all of them ultimately pointless by establishing that time travel ''never actually changes anything'' in the time traveler's original timeline, instead creating a whole new alternate timeline running parallel to the original.



* In one of the ''Film/AustinPowers'' movies, when Doctor Evil returns, Austin Powers himself is unfrozen to deal with him.
** The first sequel plays it straight, with Austin following Evil into the past.

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* In one of the ''Film/AustinPowers'' movies, when Doctor Evil returns, Austin Powers himself is unfrozen to deal with him.
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him. The first sequel plays it straight, with Austin following Evil into the past.



* ''Film/StarTrekFirstContact'' mixes up this trope by having the twosome be ''ships''. A [[AssimilationPlot Borg Sphere]] and the ''[[CoolShip Enterprise-E]]'' travel from the 24th century to a post-WorldWarThree mid-21st century Earth. The former to prevent mankind's first contact with the Vulcan race (which will result in the Federation being formed that would stop the Borg repeatedly from conquering the Alpha Quadrant) and the latter to ensure that first contact proceeds as it's meant to.

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* ''Film/StarTrekFirstContact'' mixes up this trope by having the twosome be ''ships''. A [[AssimilationPlot Borg Sphere]] and the ''[[CoolShip Enterprise-E]]'' travel from the 24th century to a post-WorldWarThree post-WorldWarIII mid-21st century Earth. The former to prevent mankind's first contact with the Vulcan race (which will result in the Federation being formed that would stop the Borg repeatedly from conquering the Alpha Quadrant) and the latter to ensure that first contact proceeds as it's meant to.



* ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'' has a crossover with the ''Comicbook/{{Legion of Super-Heroes}}'' where Cosmo Boy, Saturn Girl, and Chameleon Boy protect a young Clark Kent from a time-travelling Brainiac. Clark winds up [[HurlItIntoTheSun teleporting Brainiac into the sun.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'' has a crossover with the ''Comicbook/{{Legion of Super-Heroes}}'' where Cosmo Boy, Saturn Girl, and Chameleon Boy protect a young Clark Kent from a time-travelling Brainiac.ComicBook/{{Brainiac}}. Clark winds up [[HurlItIntoTheSun teleporting Brainiac into the sun.]]
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