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19th Aug '16 1:06:21 AM Gess
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** This is used to explain [[Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger Arnie]]'s aged appearance in this film. Sarah and Kyle use a time machine to travel from 1984 to 2017, but the T800 accompanying them can't go with them due to damage it sustained in a fight with a T1000 (as only living tissue can pass through the portal, and the skin over Pops' hand had been melted off). Instead, he stays behind and waits for them to emerge in 2017, spending the years gathering weapons and intel to use against Skynet. Unfortunately this takes a toll on him, as despite being a cyborg his flesh still decays normally and his mechanical components start to break down.

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** This is used to explain [[Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger Arnie]]'s aged appearance in this film. Sarah and Kyle use a time machine to travel from 1984 to 2017, but the T800 accompanying them can't go with them due to damage it sustained in a fight with a T1000 (as only living tissue can pass through the portal, and the skin flesh over Pops' hand had been melted off). Instead, he stays behind and waits for them to emerge in 2017, spending the years gathering weapons and intel to use against Skynet. Unfortunately this takes a toll on him, as despite being a cyborg his flesh still decays normally normally, [[FridgeLogic despite being able to regrow from scratch]], and his mechanical components start to break down.down, [[FridgeLogic despite supposedly being designed to last for 120 years]].
4th Aug '16 10:46:35 PM buckmana
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* A technological variant in ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'', Jazz needs to send a message to Danny Phantom who is [[spoiler: trapped in the future of the Ghost Zone. She attaches a message to a tracking device that will find him and throws it into the Ghost Zone. 10 years later, the device activates when it detects Danny and brings the message to him.]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/DaveTheBarbarian'', the cast are turned into babies. Because Candy doesn't know how to make them normal, she does the next best thing, and wait for them to grow back.



* In ''WesternAnimation/DaveTheBarbarian'', the cast are turned into babies. Because Candy doesn't know how to make them normal, she does the next best thing, and wait for them to grow back.
4th Aug '16 8:12:20 PM Thainen
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* In ''ComicBook/IKilledAdolfHitler'' both main characters walk the past: he returns to present from his botched assassination of the Fuhrer, she slow-goes to future where the time machine is usable again to return back to present.
1st Aug '16 2:32:02 PM Willbyr
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* In ''Anime/PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt'', it turns out that [[spoiler:Garterbelt used to be a career criminal. When he died, God revived him as an [[{{Immortality}} immortal]] and sent him back to the age of the dinosaurs to witness the entire evolution of mankind first-hand.]]
* Like many time travel tropes, this pops up in ''SteinsGate'' at one point. After it's revealed that [[spoiler:John Titor is actually a pseudonym used by Suzuha, who actually is a time traveler from the year 2036, she]] goes back in time again, to 1975, to try to retrieve an [[MacGuffin IBN 5100]]. However, that particular time machine can only travel back in time, not forward, so said computer would simply have to be guarded for some 35 years until it is to be used.

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* In ''Anime/PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt'', it turns out that [[spoiler:Garterbelt used to be a career criminal. When he died, God revived him as an [[{{Immortality}} immortal]] {{immortal|ity}} and sent him back to the age of the dinosaurs to witness the entire evolution of mankind first-hand.]]
* Like many time travel tropes, this pops up in ''SteinsGate'' ''VisualNovel/SteinsGate'' at one point. After it's revealed that [[spoiler:John Titor is actually a pseudonym used by Suzuha, who actually is a time traveler from the year 2036, she]] goes back in time again, to 1975, to try to retrieve an [[MacGuffin IBN 5100]]. However, that particular time machine can only travel back in time, not forward, so said computer would simply have to be guarded for some 35 years until it is to be used.
29th Jul '16 8:48:53 PM marethyu759
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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', Stewie and Brian travel back in time to prevent Bertram from killing Leonardo Da Vinci and causing a TimeParadox. Despite defeating Bertram, they fail to save Leonardo, so Stewie (who has Leonardo's DNA) decides to stay behind and take his place while Brian returns home. He then receives a letter [[WriteBackToTheFuture from Stewie]] saying that after he had impregnated Leonardo's girlfriend (with a syringe), he placed himself in cryogenic stasis under the house where Brian finds him.

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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', Stewie and Brian travel back in time to prevent Bertram from killing Leonardo Da Vinci and causing a TimeParadox. Despite defeating Bertram, they fail to save Leonardo, so Stewie (who has Leonardo's DNA) decides to stay behind and take his place while Brian returns home. He then receives a letter [[WriteBackToTheFuture letter from Stewie]] saying that after he had impregnated Leonardo's girlfriend (with a syringe), he placed himself in cryogenic stasis under the house where Brian finds him.
29th Jul '16 8:48:12 PM marethyu759
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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', Stewie and Brian travel back in time to prevent Bertram from killing Leonardo Da Vinci and causing a TimeParadox. Despite defeating Bertram, they fail to save Leonardo, so Stewie (who has Leonardo's DNA) decides to stay behind and take his place while Brian returns home. He then receives a [[WriteBackToTheFuture from Stewie]] saying that after he had impregnated Leonardo's girlfriend (with a syringe), he placed himself in cryogenic stasis under the house where Brian finds him.

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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', Stewie and Brian travel back in time to prevent Bertram from killing Leonardo Da Vinci and causing a TimeParadox. Despite defeating Bertram, they fail to save Leonardo, so Stewie (who has Leonardo's DNA) decides to stay behind and take his place while Brian returns home. He then receives a letter [[WriteBackToTheFuture from Stewie]] saying that after he had impregnated Leonardo's girlfriend (with a syringe), he placed himself in cryogenic stasis under the house where Brian finds him.
14th Jul '16 2:30:25 PM margdean56
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* Creator/AlanMoore wrote a few comics for the Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse. One of them is "Tilotny Throws a Shape", in which Leia, forced to land on a barren world and pursued by stormtroopers, comes across some ungodly ancient powerful beings. One kills Leia and the stormtroopers, and another resurrects them - Leia just fine where and when she was, letting her escape... the stormtroopers [[http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v189/Marsh8472/starwars_timetravel.jpg eight thousand years in the past]]. Leia comes across their dessicated bones, near where the ship landed long after their deaths.

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* Creator/AlanMoore wrote a few comics for the Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse. One of them is "Tilotny Throws a Shape", in which Leia, forced to land on a barren world and pursued by stormtroopers, comes across some ungodly ancient powerful beings. One kills Leia and the stormtroopers, and another resurrects them - -- Leia just fine where and when she was, letting her escape... the stormtroopers [[http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v189/Marsh8472/starwars_timetravel.jpg eight thousand years in the past]]. Leia comes across their dessicated desiccated bones, near where the ship landed long after their deaths.
11th Jul '16 3:16:21 PM DarkastKiller
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* ''WesternAnimation/GeneratorRex:'' When an accident with an experiment power enhancing device strands Van Kleiss thousands of years in the past, he has to improvise a method to return to his own time via this method. It requires him to build a machine that transforms him into a cloud of nanites and reconstitutes him when the machine is just about to wear out, to repeat the cycle until he makes it back to his time. The true horror of the experience? He is fully conscious while in cloud nanite form and trapped in a metal coffin for centuries for each transformation! As if that wasn't bad enough, his life functions depend on absorbing nanites from the environment around him and as they don't exist in any of the times he visits, he has to consume his own internal supplies, ration/limit the use of his nanite powers and hope he makes it back before he runs out of nanites completely.
8th Jul '16 6:23:49 AM unokkun
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*** In some ways, the viewers themselves. If you didn't realize from, for example, reading spoilers, that only the first and last of the 8 episodes were truly different (the differences between the intermediate episodes are pretty much in the details, like the kinds of swimsuits they wear, or the pattern on the girls' yukatas, or how Haruhi writes and marks through items on her list), you'd have been stuck watching through the same things 7 times in a row.

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*** In some ways, the viewers themselves. of the anime themselves.[[note]] The novels only tell the last loop, since that's the only one Kyon as the narrator remembers afterwards.[[/note]] If you didn't realize from, for example, reading spoilers, that only the first and last of the 8 episodes were truly different (the differences between the intermediate episodes are pretty much in the details, like the kinds of swimsuits they wear, or the pattern on the girls' yukatas, or how Haruhi writes and marks through items on her list), you'd have been stuck watching through the same things 7 times in a row.
4th Jul '16 11:17:42 PM ultimomant
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* ''Film/TerminatorGenisys'': This is used to explain [[Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger Arnie]]'s aged appearance in this film. Sarah and Kyle use a time machine to travel from 1984 to 2017, but the T800 accompanying them can't go with them due to damage it sustained in a fight with a T1000 (as only living tissue can pass through the portal, and the skin over Pops' hand had been melted off). Instead, he stays behind and waits for them to emerge in 2017, spending the years gathering weapons and intel to use against Skynet. Unfortunately this takes a toll on him, as despite being a cyborg his flesh still decays normally and his mechanical components start to break down.

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* ''Film/TerminatorGenisys'': ''Film/TerminatorGenisys'':
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This is used to explain [[Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger Arnie]]'s aged appearance in this film. Sarah and Kyle use a time machine to travel from 1984 to 2017, but the T800 accompanying them can't go with them due to damage it sustained in a fight with a T1000 (as only living tissue can pass through the portal, and the skin over Pops' hand had been melted off). Instead, he stays behind and waits for them to emerge in 2017, spending the years gathering weapons and intel to use against Skynet. Unfortunately this takes a toll on him, as despite being a cyborg his flesh still decays normally and his mechanical components start to break down.down.
** Officer O'Brian's life was saved by the heroes in 1984, and he's very happy to see them again and helps them in 2017.



* Creator/StephenKing's short story "[[Literature/SkeletonCrew The Jaunt]]" features a family waiting to be instantaneously teleported from Earth to Mars, in a process that first requires them to be gassed unconscious. The father tells his two children a bowdlerized version of how the technique came to be discovered and why the gas is needed, skipping over the gruesome semi-apocryphal account of the first man to make the trip awake. Unfortunately [[spoiler:the son hears enough to be curious about what the trip is like, so he holds his breath when the gas is administered. The father wakes up on the other end to witness his cackling white-haired son clawing his own eyes out: The physical trip is indeed instantaneous, but the mental journey... well... "[[DoubleMeaning It's longer than you think]], Dad! Longer than you think!!"]]

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* Creator/StephenKing's short story "[[Literature/SkeletonCrew The Jaunt]]" features a family waiting to be instantaneously teleported from Earth to Mars, in a process that first requires them to be gassed unconscious. The father tells his two children a bowdlerized version of how the technique came to be discovered and why the gas is needed, skipping over the gruesome semi-apocryphal account of the first man to make the trip awake. Unfortunately Unfortunately, [[spoiler:the son hears enough to be curious about what the trip is like, so he holds his breath when the gas is administered. The father wakes up on the other end to witness his cackling white-haired son clawing his own eyes out: The physical trip is indeed instantaneous, but the mental journey... well... "[[DoubleMeaning It's longer than you think]], Dad! Longer than you think!!"]]
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