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5th Dec '17 4:09:50 AM jormis29
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* Happens to Franchise/{{Superman}} in the story ''Time and Time Again'' where he keeps getting sent throughout different points in time. Through the arc, there are moments where it shows what everyone in Metropolis is doing, showing how little time is passing for them. By the time he finally returns home in the then-present day 1991, Lois remarks that just a couple hours have passed, while an exhausted Superman has been gone for nearly five months. This trope is also directly referenced at one point in the arc, when Superman is currently trapped in the 1940's and wonders if the only thing for him to do is take the slow path all the way back to the present.

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* Happens to Franchise/{{Superman}} in the story ''Time and Time Again'' ''ComicBook/TimeAndTimeAgain'' where he keeps getting sent throughout different points in time. Through the arc, there are moments where it shows what everyone in Metropolis is doing, showing how little time is passing for them. By the time he finally returns home in the then-present day 1991, Lois remarks that just a couple hours have passed, while an exhausted Superman has been gone for nearly five months. This trope is also directly referenced at one point in the arc, when Superman is currently trapped in the 1940's and wonders if the only thing for him to do is take the slow path all the way back to the present.
26th Nov '17 3:19:37 PM nighttrainfm
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--->'''Superman:''' How did you get here?
--->'''Savage:''' Oh, the old-fashioned way. I'm immortal.

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--->'''Superman:''' How did you get here?
--->'''Savage:''' Oh, the
here?\\
'''Savage:''' The
old-fashioned way. I'm immortal.
24th Nov '17 5:31:23 AM sabremeister
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** Invoked and exploited multiple times in [[Recap/DoctorWho50thASTheDayOfTheDoctor "The Day of the Doctor"]]. Elizabeth I leaves standing orders to summon the Doctor if certain conditions are met, which takes several centuries. The Zygons use stasis cubes to hide in suspended animation inside paintings until Earth is advanced enough to be worth conquering. The War Doctor programs his sonic screwdriver to solve a complex problem and the Eleventh Doctor's centuries older screwdriver has the solution. The Doctors [[spoiler:have the First Doctor start calculating the solution to save Gallifrey so it will be solved by the time of the Eleventh Doctor]].

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** Invoked and exploited multiple times in [[Recap/DoctorWho50thASTheDayOfTheDoctor "The Day of the Doctor"]]. Elizabeth I leaves standing orders to summon the Doctor if certain conditions are met, which takes several centuries. The Zygons use stasis cubes to hide in suspended animation inside paintings until Earth is advanced enough to be worth conquering. The War Doctor programs his sonic screwdriver to solve a complex problem and the Eleventh Doctor's centuries older screwdriver has the solution. The Doctors [[spoiler:have the First Doctor start calculating the solution to save Gallifrey so it will be solved by the time of the Eleventh Twelfth Doctor]].
24th Nov '17 5:23:55 AM sabremeister
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* In a variant, the golem Anghammarad from ''Discworld/GoingPostal'' plans to wait for the cycle of history to repeat itself, at which point it'll deliver a message it'd failed to deliver many thousands of years ago. As a golem, as long as he gets repaired occasionally he could last until the end of time, and the subsequent re-beginning.



* In a variant, the golem Anghammarad from ''Discworld/GoingPostal'' plans to wait for the cycle of history to repeat itself, at which point it'll deliver a message it'd failed to deliver many thousands of years ago. As a golem, as long as he gets repaired occasionally he could last until the end of time, and the subsequent re-beginning.
31st Oct '17 6:30:45 PM Godzillawolf
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* In ''Fanfic/EquestriaAcrossTheMultiverse'', the group encounters two of the worlds created via Starlight's time travel revenge plot from the season 5 finale. It turns out that due to her methods (always remaining in the past while sending Twilight back to the future), each timeline she created possesses a temporal duplicate of her who was left stranded in the past with no way home due to Twilight having the time travel spell and there being no Cutie Map in the past. As a result, when the jaunters interact with the present time of those worlds, that Starlight has had to spend the last 20 years returning to the present the long way and hasn't aged well due to stress. Thankfully, spending 20 years witnessing the world [[BadFuture being ruined by her petty revenge]] caused them to undergo a HeelRealization and [[TheAtoner seek to atone for their mistakes.]]
24th Oct '17 12:14:03 PM FF32
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* The episode of ''Series/AdamRuinsEverything'' spoofing ''Literature/TheMagicSchoolBus'' has the cast time travel from [[UsefulNotes/{{Tutankhamun}} King Tut]]'s entombment in 1323 BC to his rediscovery in 1922 AD. The [[ButtMonkey Arnold]] {{expy}} misses the bus and gets stuck in the tomb for all that time. When he finally meets back up with the others, he's not physically aged, although certainly mentally shaken [[spoiler:and filled with scarab beetles]].
-->"[[AndKnowingIsHalfTheBattle And I learned I can be alone with my thoughts for thousands of years!]]"
11th Oct '17 7:34:43 PM FF32
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* The graphic novel "I Killed Hitler" is based on this.
9th Oct '17 2:16:01 AM PetroleumJerry
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-->"Yes, I remember you: Time travel. Practical applications."

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-->"Yes, I remember you: Time travel. 'Time travel - Practical applications."'"
7th Oct '17 4:07:51 PM PetroleumJerry
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** The parody episode "The Curse of Fatal Death" has a slight variation where the Master falls into a sewer which takes him ''three hundred and twelve years'' to crawl out of, before using his TARDIS to return to just a few moments after he fell in. '''Three times'''. He keeps tally after each incident, and is ''very'' tired and put out after nine hundred and thirty six years of sewer climbing.

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** The parody episode "The Curse of Fatal Death" has a slight variation where the Master falls into a sewer which takes him ''three hundred and twelve years'' to crawl out of, before using his TARDIS to return to just a few moments after he fell in. '''Three times'''. He keeps tally after each incident, and is ''very'' tired and put out after nine hundred and thirty six years of sewer climbing.climbing, with only dung slugs for food and occasional company.
5th Oct '17 9:20:51 AM 1810072342
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* Several characters from the Dark War in ''Franchise/BlazBlue'' are around in the main time period of the series, even though this was a hundred years later. Some of them (like Terumi) were spirits, and so didn't age, and some (like Hakumen) came via [[EldritchLocation the Boundary]], in which time does not flow. However, Valkenhayn R. Hellsing and Jubei reached the main time point simply by waiting - Valkenhayn occupied himself by becoming a steward to the Alucard family, and Jubei by helping take care of Ragna and his siblings when they were children. However, they are the only members of the Six Heroes to have really aged as a result, with Valkenhayn becoming a grey-haired old man ([[OldMaster who still kicks ass]]) and Jubei becoming grizzled and withdrawn.
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