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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.
18th Mar '17 10:56:48 AM LordOfTheSword
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** In ''Literature/ManifoldSpace', Reid Malenfant and Madeleine Meacher becomes increasingly isolated from mankind as they are thrown system to system at the speed of light. Every time they return to Sol, [[FishOutOfTemporalWater mankind has changed]] and not necessarily for the better. However, every time they return they cross paths with Nemoto, a manipulative, paranoid, and [[TheAgeless seemingly ageless]] Japanese astronomer who works behind the scenes to protect mankind from her 'alien threat'

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** In ''Literature/ManifoldSpace', Reid Malenfant and Madeleine Meacher becomes increasingly isolated from mankind as they are thrown system to system at the speed of light. Every time they return to Sol, [[FishOutOfTemporalWater mankind has changed]] and not necessarily for the better. However, every time they return they cross paths with Nemoto, a manipulative, paranoid, and [[TheAgeless seemingly ageless]] Japanese astronomer who works behind the scenes to protect mankind from her 'alien threat'threat'.
* In ''Literature/ADarkerShadeOfMagic'', there are a few constants between the different dimensions, some bigger than others. The main one (and the settings of the plot) is London. There is ''always'' a city at that point of the world, and for some reason it is ''always'' called London.
** 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.
** Red London is rich in magic, with many mages, and their abilities are seen as just a part of everyday life. The skyline might look one way one day, and be changed due to changing fashions the next.
** 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.
** [[spoiler: And then there's Black London, the one which is never spoken of for fear its influence could spread. Its mages used dark magic, an extremely powerful but dangerous magic, completely recklessly, and darkness soon overtook it and threatened to spread to ''other Londons''. So the doors between dimensions were destroyed, and only those few with blood magic can go as messengers between them.]]
** There are also minor constants, such as an inn in London that always exists on the same street no matter what, and is often visited by some of the main characters.
12th Mar '17 8:11:24 PM AthenaBlue
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* Happens from time to time in ''Series/DoctorWho'' due to its time-travel nature. A significant example comes during the last episode of the new Series 5, [[spoiler: where events are put into place that makes Amy Pond the constant for the entire universe.]]

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* Happens from time to time in ''Series/DoctorWho'' due to its time-travel nature. A significant example comes during nature.
** In
the last episode 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.]]
*** And that's what makes it so [[TearJerker heartbreaking]] when you find out he has died by the time
of the new Series 5, [[spoiler: where events are put into place that makes Amy Pond Eleventh Doctor.
** The Second Doctor story [[Recap/DoctorWhoS5E3TheIceWarriors "The Ice Warriors"]] is set in a future Ice Age, full of snow and glaciers. But
the constant for human scientists' base is an old Queen Anne mansion (including the entire universe.]]furniture), making it recognizably our future (probably England). There's also a present- or past-style nursery shed.



** 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.]]
*** And that's what makes it so [[TearJerker heartbreaking]] when you find out he has died by the time of the Eleventh Doctor.

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** In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E13TheBigBang "The Big Bang"]], [[spoiler: events are put into place that makes Amy Pond the old series, there was only one actor who crossed constant for 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.entire universe.]]
*** And that's what makes it so [[TearJerker heartbreaking]] when you find out he has died by the time ** The Doctor himself becomes this for [[spoiler:Clara Oswald]], as revealed in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E13TheNameOfTheDoctor "The Name of the Eleventh Doctor"]].
--->Sometimes it's like I've lived a thousand lives in a thousand places. I'm born. I live. I die. And always there's the
Doctor.



** The Second Doctor story "The Ice Warriors" is set in a future Ice Age, full of snow and glaciers. But the human scientists' base is an old Queen Anne mansion (including the furniture), making it recognizably our future (probably England). There's also a present- or past-style nursery shed.
** The Doctor himself becomes this for [[spoiler:Clara Oswald]], as revealed in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E13TheNameOfTheDoctor the series 7 finale]].
--->Sometimes it's like I've lived a thousand lives in a thousand places. I'm born. I live. I die. And always there's the Doctor.

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** The Second Doctor story "The Ice Warriors" is set in a future Ice Age, full of snow and glaciers. But the human scientists' base is an old Queen Anne mansion (including the furniture), making it recognizably our future (probably England). There's also a present- or past-style nursery shed.
** The Doctor himself becomes this for [[spoiler:Clara Oswald]], as revealed in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E13TheNameOfTheDoctor the series 7 finale]].
--->Sometimes it's like I've lived a thousand lives in a thousand places. I'm born. I live. I die. And always there's the Doctor.
* In ''Series/TheFlash2014'', according to Earth-2's Harrison Wells, "Every earth has ''Film/TheGodfather''".



* In ''Series/TheFlash'', according to Earth-2's Harrison Wells, "Every earth has ''Film/TheGodfather''".
27th Feb '17 4:23:15 PM Saber15
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* Creator/StephenBaxter's ''Manifold'' series:
** Reid Malenfant himself is a constant throughout the 'series', each of which takes place in a universe with different starting conditions. He is the main character in ''Literature/ManifoldSpace'' and ''Literature/ManifoldTime'', and a primary character in ''Literature/ManifoldOrigin''. Always a mustered out NASA astronaut, his history diverges heavily in every book, but his drive for humanity's future and his confused love for his estranged wife remains a constant theme.
** In ''Literature/ManifoldSpace', Reid Malenfant and Madeleine Meacher becomes increasingly isolated from mankind as they are thrown system to system at the speed of light. Every time they return to Sol, [[FishOutOfTemporalWater mankind has changed]] and not necessarily for the better. However, every time they return they cross paths with Nemoto, a manipulative, paranoid, and [[TheAgeless seemingly ageless]] Japanese astronomer who works behind the scenes to protect mankind from her 'alien threat'
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