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20th Apr '17 6:00:20 AM nighttrainfm
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* ''Series/DoctorWho'': [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E11TurnLeft "Turn Left"]] focuses on a ForWantOfANail timeline in which [[spoiler:Donna Noble never met the Doctor and, as a result, the Doctor dies.]] Many of the present-day events from earlier in the season and the previous season are revisited with very different outcomes]], usually involving a much higher body count.

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'': [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E11TurnLeft "Turn Left"]] focuses on a ForWantOfANail timeline in which [[spoiler:Donna Noble never met the Doctor and, as a result, the Doctor dies.]] Many of the present-day events from earlier in the season and the previous season are revisited with very different outcomes]], outcomes, usually involving a much higher body count.
20th Apr '17 6:00:09 AM nighttrainfm
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* ''Series/DoctorWho'': [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E11TurnLeft "Turn Left"]] focuses on a ForWantOfANail timeline in which [[spoiler:Donna Noble never met the Doctor and, as a result, the Doctor dies]]. Many of the present-day events from earlier in the season and the previous season are revisited with [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt very different outcomes]], if one of the Doctor's former companions didn't step in and make a HeroicSacrifice while saving the day.

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'': [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E11TurnLeft "Turn Left"]] focuses on a ForWantOfANail timeline in which [[spoiler:Donna Noble never met the Doctor and, as a result, the Doctor dies]]. dies.]] Many of the present-day events from earlier in the season and the previous season are revisited with [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt very different outcomes]], if one of the Doctor's former companions didn't step in and make usually involving a HeroicSacrifice while saving the day.much higher body count.
20th Apr '17 5:59:06 AM nighttrainfm
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* Partial example: The ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' series passes through the Stations of Disney Animated Canon either as the events of their respective movies are happening, or right before the start of any exciting plot action. It gets very noticeable in VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII where most of the worlds' events are "The plot from the movie, but with [[RunningGag Sora, Donald, and Goofy]]." (On the mild plus side, for just about every world, there's a second, non-Station following episode.)
** In fact, Sora (re)experiencing the events of the first game Station for Station (except for a certain Important Promise) is a plot point in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsChainOfMemories''.'

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* Partial example: ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'':
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The ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' series passes world-travelling heroes tend to pass through the Stations of Disney Animated Canon either as the events of their respective movies are happening, or right before the start of any exciting plot action. It gets very noticeable in VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'', where most of the worlds' events are "The plot from the movie, but with [[RunningGag Sora, Donald, and Goofy]]." (On the mild plus side, for just about every world, there's a second, non-Station following episode.)
** In fact, Sora (re)experiencing the events of the first game Station for Station (except for a certain Important Promise) is a plot point in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsChainOfMemories''.'



* Many modern games that allow you to make choices for the player character will experience this, due to the logistics of having to create and compensate for all the various outcomes. As an example, for all the choices one can make in the ''Franchise/MassEffect'' Trilogy, almost all of the major plot events and their results will be the same; what changes is who is present, what their outlook towards the player character is, and exactly ''how'' those events play out.

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* Many modern games that allow you to make choices for the player character will experience this, due to the logistics of having to create and compensate for all the various outcomes. As an example, for all the choices one can make in the ''Franchise/MassEffect'' Trilogy, trilogy, almost all of the major plot events and their results will be the same; same: what changes is who is present, what their outlook towards the player character is, and exactly ''how'' those events play out.
10th Apr '17 10:29:34 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** Most writers that do a self-insert fic, by inserting either themself directly as a human character, or as a AuthorAvatar, tend to drag it through most of the major events of the show, such as villain appearances, regardless of what impact new character does on the story.

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** Most writers that do a self-insert fic, by inserting either themself directly as a human character, or as a AuthorAvatar, tend to drag it through most of the major events of the show, such as villain appearances, regardless of what impact the new character does has on the story.
4th Apr '17 5:48:28 PM eowynjedi
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* The first three books of the ''Literature/{{Temeraire}}'' series follow the beats of the Napoleonic Wars from the British perspective, but esoon the addition of dragons as essentially aerial, rigged-out ships with attitude causes things to veer from history. Things go off the rails as the setting expands outwards from Europe, as dragons act as an equalizer for civilizations that fell to European imperialism--although still hit by disease, most were able to either retain or regain independence. Meanwhile Trafalgar happens, but Nelson survives, and Napoleon rolls over Prussia even more so, but China, Tswana, and Incans become particpants. It's brought in at the end of the series when Napoleon invades Russia, where winter still beats all. [[spoiler:The series does not end with Waterloo, but Napoleon ''is'' sent to his final residence on St. Helena--had he been placed on Elba, the site of his first, temporary, exile, it would be construed as a SequelHook]].
26th Mar '17 6:15:07 AM SuperFeatherYoshi
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** SRW games' tendency for this gave birth to the "fifty Strike Daggers" meme in China: no matter how ridiculously powerful the player faction is, they'll still be forced to retreat when [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED defending Orb from the Earth Alliance's invasion]] by fifty Strike Daggers, giving the cheap mass production mobile suit MemeticBadass status.
5th Mar '17 1:38:16 PM AthenaBlue
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* An enormous number of ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}'' fics seem to be stuck to the concept that Cavil and the other Ones will always win the Cylon Civil War, regardless of how heavily the AU has changed beforehand.



* ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'' AU fanfiction, for some reason, ''usually'' seems to avert this trope. Depending on the writer, the re-imagining of the canon cases can be very clever, in the same way that the show itself stays true to the original works while still being new.



* An enormous number of ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}'' fics seem to be stuck to the concept that Cavil and the other One's will always win the Cylon Civil War, regardless of how heavily the AU has changed beforehand.
* ''Series/OnceUponATime'': In the Rumbelle fandom, especially early on when there was no other material, the Stations tend to follow the events of "Skin Deep:" Rumple makes a deal in exchange for Belle, Belle goes with him, they fall in love, she's kidnapped by Regina (sometimes after an argument), but it all turns right in the end.



* ''Series/OnceUponATime'': In the Rumbelle fandom, especially early on when there was no other material, the Stations tend to follow the events of "Skin Deep": Rumple makes a deal in exchange for Belle, Belle goes with him, they fall in love, she's kidnapped by Regina (sometimes after an argument), but it all turns right in the end.
* ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'' AU fanfiction, for some reason, ''usually'' seems to avert this trope. Depending on the writer, the re-imagining of the canon cases can be very clever, in the same way that the show itself stays true to the original works while still being new.



* WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}: Less than six months after the first episode came out, there are already over 1,100+ fanfics. A lot of them are stories featuring OC or Badass!Jaune , and unfortunately, almost all of them are hit by this trope. It is possibly because of the fact that there are only 2 hours worth of materials, but it still doesn't justify fanfic writer's religious dedication for covering (no, there aren't any fics who follow ALL of these, but many follow these pretty closely):

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* WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}: Less than six months after the first episode came out, there are already over 1,100+ fanfics. A lot of them are stories featuring OC or Badass!Jaune , and unfortunately, almost all of them are hit by this trope. It is possibly because of the fact that there are only 2 hours worth of materials, material, but it still doesn't justify fanfic writer's religious dedication for covering (no, there aren't any fics who follow ALL of these, but many follow these pretty closely):



* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fanfics which cast different characters into the roles of the bearers of the Elements of Harmony usually start the same way - one character is sent from Canterlot to (usually) Ponyville to oversee the Summer Sun Celebration, and meets the other five characters while checking on preparations for food, weather, decorations and music, then encounter with the BigBad.
** Most writers that do a self-insert fic, by inserting either themself directly as a human character, or as a AuthorAvatar, tend to drag it through most of the major events of the show, such as villain appearances, regardless of what impact new character does on the story.



* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fanfics which cast different characters into the roles of the bearers of the Elements of Harmony usually start the same way - one character is sent from Canterlot to (usually) Ponyville to oversee the Summer Sun Celebration, and meets the other five characters while checking on preparations for food, weather, decorations and music, then encounter with the BigBad.
** Most writers that do a self-insert fic, by inserting either themself directly as a human character, or as a AuthorAvatar, tend to drag it through most of the major events of the show, such as villain appearances, regardless of what impact new character does on the story.



* The ''Series/DoctorWho'' story "Turn Left" focuses on a ForWantOfANail timeline in which [[spoiler:Donna Noble never met the Doctor and, as a result, the Doctor dies]]. Many of the present-day events from earlier in the season and the previous season are revisited with [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt very different outcomes]], if one of the Doctor's former companions didn't step in and make a HeroicSacrifice while saving the day.

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* The ''Series/DoctorWho'' story ''Series/DoctorWho'': [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E11TurnLeft "Turn Left" Left"]] focuses on a ForWantOfANail timeline in which [[spoiler:Donna Noble never met the Doctor and, as a result, the Doctor dies]]. Many of the present-day events from earlier in the season and the previous season are revisited with [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt very different outcomes]], if one of the Doctor's former companions didn't step in and make a HeroicSacrifice while saving the day.


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24th Feb '17 10:53:11 AM DaibhidC
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** In the ''StarTrekVoyager'' novella ''Places of Exile'', which has a {{POD}} in "Scorpion", the Stations are: Seven of Nine joins the crew; Kes becomes more powerful; they meet the Species 8472 Boothby[[note]]Not as egregious as InSpiteOfANail moment as it seems; it's the ''same'' Boothby, since fluidic space doesn't have alternate timelines[[/note]]; and they find the Hirogen transmitter array that lets them communicate with the Federation.

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** In the ''StarTrekVoyager'' novella ''Places of Exile'', which has a {{POD}} PointOfDivergence in "Scorpion", the Stations are: Seven of Nine joins the crew; Kes becomes more powerful; they meet the Species 8472 Boothby[[note]]Not as egregious as InSpiteOfANail moment as it seems; it's the ''same'' Boothby, since fluidic space doesn't have alternate timelines[[/note]]; and they find the Hirogen transmitter array that lets them communicate with the Federation.
24th Feb '17 10:48:21 AM DaibhidC
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** In the ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' novella ''The Chimes At Midnight'', set in the movie-era in a universe where Spock died as a child and Kirk's first officer is the Andorian Thelin, the Stations are: Khan and Genesis; Kruge and Genesis; whale-probe attacks Earth; and Praxis explodes.

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** In the ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' novella ''The Chimes At Midnight'', set in the movie-era in a universe where Spock died as a child and Kirk's first officer is the Andorian Thelin, the Stations are: Khan and Genesis; Kruge and Genesis; whale-probe attacks Earth; and Praxis explodes.explodes, leading to the Khitomer Conference.
24th Feb '17 10:31:30 AM DaibhidC
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** In the ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' novella ''The Chimes At Midnight'', set in the movie-era in a universe where Spock died as a child and Kirk's first officer is the Andorian Thelin, the Stations are: V'Ger; Khan and Genesis; Kruge and Genesis; whale-probe attacks Earth; and Praxis explodes.

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** In the ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' novella ''The Chimes At Midnight'', set in the movie-era in a universe where Spock died as a child and Kirk's first officer is the Andorian Thelin, the Stations are: V'Ger; Khan and Genesis; Kruge and Genesis; whale-probe attacks Earth; and Praxis explodes.
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