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12th Jul '17 7:03:36 AM AnotherGuy
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** In another episode, "Hereafter," Superman is teleported several thousand years into the future, where he finds Vandal Savage, who has spent the entire time on Earth alone, living with the guilt of having wiped out the human race. For an additional sting, Vandal himself is personally well-versed in time travel science (cf. "The Savage Time"), but [[OurTimeTravelIsDifferent his time machine's design]] prevents one from [[NeverTheSelvesShallMeet travelling to an era where one already exists]] -- which for the immortal Savage is basically ''all of history'', which is why in "The Savage Time" [[WriteBackToTheFuture he merely sent information to his past self.]]

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** In another episode, "Hereafter," "[[Recap/JusticeLeagueS2E19And20Hereafter Hereafter]]," Superman is teleported several thousand years into the future, where he finds Vandal Savage, who has spent the entire time on Earth alone, living with the guilt of having wiped out the human race. For an additional sting, Vandal himself is personally well-versed in time travel science (cf. "The Savage Time"), but [[OurTimeTravelIsDifferent his time machine's design]] prevents one from [[NeverTheSelvesShallMeet travelling to an era where one already exists]] -- which for the immortal Savage is basically ''all of history'', which is why in "The Savage Time" [[WriteBackToTheFuture he merely sent information to his past self.]]
12th Jul '17 7:01:05 AM AnotherGuy
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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, [[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, [[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 [[EyeScream clawing his own eyes out: out]]: The physical trip is indeed instantaneous, but the mental journey... well... "[[DoubleMeaning It's longer than you think]], Dad! Longer than you think!!"]]
6th Jul '17 12:56:50 AM Nadim
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* {{Played For Laughs}} in an episode of ''Series/{{ANT Farm}}''. A teenage version of Zoltan Grundy travels to the present with a time machine he built in his basement. However, he falls in love with Chyna and refuses to return home causing the present Zoltan and the entire Z-Tech building to fade out of existence. To save the school and her friends from none-existence, Chyna agrees to be young Zoltan's prom date. Unfortunately, the time machine breaks down and young Zoltan doesn't know how to fix it trapping Chyna in 1986. She returns to the present as a grown adult dropping off her daughter. She then goes back to 1986 in a second time machine to prevent young Zoltan from building the time machine in the first place and is stuck there again. Chyna reappears in the present in her proper age while the other shows up as an old lady. Fortunately, it was {{All Just A Dream}}.
2nd Jul '17 9:14:05 AM Nadim
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* {{Played For Laughs}} in an episode of ''Series/{{ANT Farm}}''. A teenage version of Zoltan Grundy travels to the present with a time machine he built in his basement. However, he falls in love with Chyna and refuses to return home causing the present Zoltan and the entire Z-Tech building to fade out of existence. To save the school and her friends from none-existence, Chyna agrees to be young Zoltan's prom date. Unfortunately, the time machine breaks down and young Zoltan doesn't know how to fix it trapping Chyna in 1986. She returns to the present as a grown adult dropping off her daughter. She then goes back to 1986 in a second time machine to prevent young Zoltan from building the time machine in the first place and is stuck there again. Chyna reappears in the present in her proper age while the other shows up as an old lady. Fortunately, it was {{All Just A Dream}}.
28th Jun '17 11:31:06 AM CynicalBastardo
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* In the ''Literature/RedDwarf'' novels, Holly goes through this in the same manner as [[Series/RedDwarf his tv series counterpart]]. During the second book, when Lister is marooned on Garbage World and ''Red Dwarf'' itself is forced to escape a black hole, a time dilation effect occurs where the ship has relatively been travelling for a few hours, but Lister has been stuck there for thirty six years. Presumably, [[spoiler: after his death and [[BackFromTheDead resurrection]], his time on Backwards Earth counts as this as well, since in [[AlternateContinuity both books]] that came after, The Cat is the same age.
6th Jun '17 4:28:14 AM DaibhidC
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/AvengersAssemble'' Kang two-parter, Thor misses the time portal when the other Avengers follow Kang's ship to the 30th century. When they arrive, they find a white-bearded Thor leading the resistance.
5th Jun '17 6:30:49 AM ClatoLawa
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* The ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug'' fanfic ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/8498536 Causality]]'' has Marinette being sent twenty years back in time by an akuma called Rewind, while her earrings are left behind. She's forced to survive by going to an orphanage under the false name Nathalie, before being adopted by the Sancouer family. Since she knows that in her present Nathalie Sancouer will be Gabriel Agreste's assistant and Adrien's caretaker, she spends the next twenty years planning to live that life - including [[Recap/MiraculousLadybugS01E02TheBubbler stealing the birthday present Marinette gave Adrien]] - in hopes of stopping herself being sent back, [[StableTimeLoop only to realise she caused it to begin with]]. [[spoiler:After she explains all this to Adrien, she puts the earrings back on and goes on to defeat Rewind, only to lose Adrien in the same way - until he turns up a few weeks later, twenty years older, under the name Felix Astruc.]]

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* The ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug'' fanfic ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/8498536 Causality]]'' has Marinette being sent twenty years back in time by an akuma called Rewind, while her earrings are left behind. She's forced to survive by going to an orphanage under the false name Nathalie, before being adopted by the Sancouer family. Since she knows that in her present Nathalie Sancouer will be Gabriel Agreste's assistant and Adrien's caretaker, she spends the next twenty years planning to live that life - including [[Recap/MiraculousLadybugS01E02TheBubbler stealing the birthday present Marinette gave Adrien]] - in hopes of stopping herself being sent back, [[StableTimeLoop only to realise she caused it to begin with]]. [[spoiler:After she explains all this to Adrien, Adrien/Chat Noir, she puts the earrings back on in and goes on to defeat Rewind, only to lose Adrien in the same way - until he turns up a few weeks later, twenty years older, under the name Felix Astruc.]]
5th Jun '17 6:29:21 AM ClatoLawa
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* The ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug'' fanfic ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/8498536 Causality]]'' has Marinette being sent twenty years back in time by an akuma called Rewind, while her earrings are left behind. She's forced to survive by going to an orphanage under the false name Nathalie, before being adopted by the Sancouer family. Since she knows that in her present Nathalie Sancouer will be Gabriel Agreste's assistant and Adrien's caretaker, she spends the next twenty years planning to live that life - including [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Recap/MiraculousLadybugS01E02TheBubbler stealing the birthday present Marinette gave Adrien]] - in hopes of stopping herself being sent back, [[StableTimeLoop only to realise she caused it to begin with]]. [[spoiler:After she explains all this to Adrien, she puts the earrings back on and goes on to defeat Rewind, only to lose Adrien in the same way - until he turns up a few weeks later, twenty years older, under the name Felix Astruc.]]

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* The ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug'' fanfic ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/8498536 Causality]]'' has Marinette being sent twenty years back in time by an akuma called Rewind, while her earrings are left behind. She's forced to survive by going to an orphanage under the false name Nathalie, before being adopted by the Sancouer family. Since she knows that in her present Nathalie Sancouer will be Gabriel Agreste's assistant and Adrien's caretaker, she spends the next twenty years planning to live that life - including [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Recap/MiraculousLadybugS01E02TheBubbler [[Recap/MiraculousLadybugS01E02TheBubbler stealing the birthday present Marinette gave Adrien]] - in hopes of stopping herself being sent back, [[StableTimeLoop only to realise she caused it to begin with]]. [[spoiler:After she explains all this to Adrien, she puts the earrings back on and goes on to defeat Rewind, only to lose Adrien in the same way - until he turns up a few weeks later, twenty years older, under the name Felix Astruc.]]
24th May '17 4:08:12 PM ScorpiusOB1
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* In ''Literature/TheWorldAtTheEndOfTime'', unlike the two other protagonists [[spoiler: Viktor Sorricaine and Reesa [=McGann=]]], Wan-To travels through the slow path watching the almost entire history of the Universe to unfold in front of its sensors.
22nd May '17 3:25:30 AM ClatoLawa
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* The ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug'' fanfic ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/8498536 Causality]]'' has Marinette being sent twenty years back in time by an akuma called Rewind, while her earrings are left behind. She's forced to survive by going to an orphanage under the false name Nathalie, before being adopted by the Sancouer family. Since she knows that in her present Nathalie Sancouer will be Gabriel Agreste's assistant and Adrien's caretaker, she spends the next twenty years planning to live that life - including stealing the birthday present Marinette gave Adrien - in hopes of stopping herself being sent back, [[StableTimeLoop only to realise she caused it to begin with]]. [[spoiler:After she explains all this to Adrien, she puts the earrings back on and goes on to defeat Rewind, only to lose Adrien in the same way - until he turns up a few weeks later, twenty years older, under the name Felix Astruc.]]

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* The ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug'' fanfic ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/8498536 Causality]]'' has Marinette being sent twenty years back in time by an akuma called Rewind, while her earrings are left behind. She's forced to survive by going to an orphanage under the false name Nathalie, before being adopted by the Sancouer family. Since she knows that in her present Nathalie Sancouer will be Gabriel Agreste's assistant and Adrien's caretaker, she spends the next twenty years planning to live that life - including [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Recap/MiraculousLadybugS01E02TheBubbler stealing the birthday present Marinette gave Adrien Adrien]] - in hopes of stopping herself being sent back, [[StableTimeLoop only to realise she caused it to begin with]]. [[spoiler:After she explains all this to Adrien, she puts the earrings back on and goes on to defeat Rewind, only to lose Adrien in the same way - until he turns up a few weeks later, twenty years older, under the name Felix Astruc.]]
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