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3rd Sep '17 12:10:58 PM DaibhidC
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* In ''Series/TheFlash2014'', according to Earth-2's Harrison Wells, "Every earth has ''Film/TheGodfather''".

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* In ''Series/TheFlash2014'', according to Earth-2's Harrison Wells, "Every earth has ''Film/TheGodfather''". It's later established that the Big Belly Burger chain is a multiversal constant as well.
28th Jul '17 8:37:14 PM Abodos
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* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'' and ''VideoGame/{{The Legend Of Zelda Oracle|Games}} of Ages'' play with this trope a lot. It's possible the Deku tree is an example across the games, if the one in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker'' is the same one in ''Ocarina''. (More likely, it's the tree that grew out of the Deku Sprout, since the old one died.)
** In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'', while the towns that weren't destroyed in the Great Calamity have been remarkably well-preserved in the century since, Revali's Landing and the Thunder Helm are two things from back then that are specifically pointed out to Link due to them being associated with the old Champions Revali and Urbosa respectively. Indeed, having those pointed out is enough for him to recover his memories of his old friends.

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* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'':
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''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'' and ''VideoGame/{{The Legend Of Zelda Oracle|Games}} of Ages'' play with this trope a lot. It's possible the Deku tree is an example across the games, if the one in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker'' is the same one in ''Ocarina''. (More likely, it's the tree that grew out of the Deku Sprout, since the old one died.)
** As revealed in the climax of ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'', [[spoiler:Impa and Zelda are this, the former having guarded the latter in the Sealed Temple for millennia to maintain the magical seal on Demise]].
** In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'', while the towns that weren't destroyed in the Great Calamity have been remarkably well-preserved in the century since, Revali's Landing and the Thunder Helm are two things from back then that are specifically pointed out to Link [[AmnesiacHero Link]] due to them being associated with the old Champions Revali and Urbosa respectively. Indeed, having those pointed out is enough for him to recover his memories of his old friends. There is also the [[LongLived older generation of Sheikah and Zora]], but the fact that Link has amnesia means that they don't count from his subjective perspective.
28th Jul '17 8:21:31 PM Abodos
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** In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'', while the towns that weren't destroyed in the Great Calamity have been remarkably well-preserved in the century since, Revali's Landing and the Thunder Helm are two things from back then that are specifically pointed out to Link due to them being associated with the old Champions Revali and Urbosa respectively. Indeed, having those pointed out is enough for him to recover his memories of his old friends.
27th May '17 5:08:39 PM LordOfTheSword
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** White London is slowly being drained of its magic and its life energy. The White dimension is currently undergoing a bloody, neverending civil war, with the leader (or leaders) of White London changing every few years. People there are willing to do ''anything'' to get a bit of magic power.

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** White London is slowly being drained of its magic and its life energy.energy [[spoiler: due to it's proximity to Black London]]. The White dimension is currently undergoing a bloody, neverending civil war, with the leader (or leaders) of White London changing every few years. People there are willing to do ''anything'' to get a bit of magic power.
27th May '17 5:05:19 PM LordOfTheSword
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** Círdan the Shipwright is one in-universe. He has been around in so long (tens of thousands of years, making him the oldest known elf still there at the time of LOTR) that he is the only elf ever mentioned that has managed to ''grow an actual long grey beard.'' And he (or one of his two ports) is at the very least mentioned in almost every major work to do with Middle-earth.

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** Círdan the Shipwright is one in-universe. He has been around in so long (tens (since the elves first awakened at the place they were created, so for tens of thousands of years, making him the oldest known elf still there at the time of LOTR) that he is the only elf ever mentioned that has managed to ''grow an actual long grey beard.'' And he (or one of his two ports) is at the very least mentioned in almost every major work to do with Middle-earth.
22nd May '17 8:49:07 PM zoop
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* In ''Literature/TimeAndAgain,'' the hero ''must'' use a Constant to travel through time: His departure and arrival must be in the same structure. At one point, on the run from police, he ducks into the Statue of Liberty's disembodied hand (This was in 1880, and the statue hadn't been erected yet, but the hand holding the torch was on display in Madison Square Park in Manhattan for several years during this time.) and uses it to travel to the completed statue in the present.
18th Apr '17 7:23:22 AM LordOfTheSword
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** Our own dimension is the Grey London, the one without magic, and is usually seen as unchanging but sturdy and long-lasting. Things in Grey London can weather almost anything.

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** Our own dimension is the Grey London, the one without magic, and is usually seen as unchanging but sturdy and long-lasting. Things in from the Grey London can weather almost anything.
17th Apr '17 5:22:29 AM narm00
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** In the old series, there was only one actor who crossed the tenures of more than two Doctors: TheBrigadier. Even TheMaster and Davros changed actors. But Nicholas Courtney was there as Brigadier Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart from the second doctor, to the seventh, making his final appearance in the Sarah Jane Adventures. Companions changed, and the Doctor regenerated, but the Brigadier stood there throughout it all, always taking TheSlowPath, and always ready to [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome do the best he can.]]

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** In the old series, there was only one actor who crossed the tenures of more than two Doctors: TheBrigadier. Even TheMaster and Davros changed actors. But Nicholas Courtney Creator/NicholasCourtney was there as Brigadier Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart from the second doctor, Second Doctor, to the seventh, Seventh, making his final appearance in the Sarah Jane Adventures.''Series/TheSarahJaneAdventures''. Companions changed, and the Doctor regenerated, but the Brigadier stood there throughout it all, always taking TheSlowPath, and always ready to [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome do the best he can.]]
9th Apr '17 10:16:52 PM Nulono
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'', when Timmy changed the past and ended up living in a terrible foreign country called Ustinkistan (inside hasn't been invented, the nights last 11 months, during which werewolves are on the prowl, and the last boat to every leave the country sailed fifty years ago), Timmy was forced to use a turnip time machine to go back in time and change the past back. After using the machine, Timmy noticed that everything was still the same, leading him to believe that the time machine didn't work. Wanda then tells him it did and he was now fifty years in the past. As she noted "Not much changes here in Ustinkistan".

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'', when Timmy changed the past and ended up living in a terrible foreign country called Ustinkistan (inside hasn't been invented, the nights last 11 months, during which werewolves are on the prowl, and the last boat to every ever leave the country sailed fifty years ago), Timmy was forced to use a turnip time machine to go back in time and change the past back. After using the machine, Timmy noticed that everything was still the same, leading him to believe that the time machine didn't work. Wanda then tells him it did and he was now fifty years in the past. As she noted "Not much changes here in Ustinkistan".
23rd Mar '17 4:55:08 AM Adept
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* Happens several times to the immortal Kaim, in ''LostOdyssey''. A couple of incidents in the 'Dreams of a Thousand Years' section involve him meeting someone as a child, then crossing their paths again, 60, 70 or 80 years later, where they're old and dying, and he's still as young as ever. In the main game story, he also meets a wise old king - whom, as it turns out, he first met when he was a brash young prince, and taught a few things about combat, survival, and life in general.

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* Happens several times to the immortal Kaim, in ''LostOdyssey''.''VideoGame/LostOdyssey''. A couple of incidents in the 'Dreams of a Thousand Years' section involve him meeting someone as a child, then crossing their paths again, 60, 70 or 80 years later, where they're old and dying, and he's still as young as ever. In the main game story, he also meets a wise old king - whom, as it turns out, he first met when he was a brash young prince, and taught a few things about combat, survival, and life in general.
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