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4th Aug '16 8:13:35 PM Thainen
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* In ''ComicBook/IKilledAdolfHitler'' the time machine is a round capsule that takes 50 years to charge for one travel.
10th Jul '16 7:33:53 AM KBABZ
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* ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClankFutureACrackInTime'' actually features ''two'' methods!
** The first is a lever in The Great Clock that physically rewinds time like a cassette tape, at the risk of the Clock breaking through the stress (it's similar to the ''Terminator'' method as the reversal usually means the user is no longer near the lever).

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* ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClankFutureACrackInTime'' actually features ''two'' ''three'' methods!
** The first is a lever in The Great Clock that physically rewinds time like a cassette tape, at the risk of the Clock breaking through the stress (it's similar to the ''Terminator'' method method, as the reversal usually means the user is no longer anywhere near the lever).lever). A smaller example is the effect of Clank hitting a broken object with his Chronoscepter; the object reversed in time until it's in a fixed state. Lastly, some spots of planet Quantos are stuck in a tape-like forward/rewind loop, which provide platforming puzzles for Ratchet to navigate.



*** The two methods have actually been a source of confusion for fans: WordOfGod has it that the Time Portals can only be created in Time Anomaly vortexes, all of which are repaired by the time the story ends. However the game never explains this, leading to many fans asking why Ratchet didn't just use the Time Portals to save the Lombaxes!

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*** The These two methods have actually been a source of confusion for fans: WordOfGod has it that the Time Portals can only be created in Time Anomaly vortexes, all of which are repaired by the time the story ends. However the game never explains this, leading to many fans asking why Ratchet didn't just use the Time Portals to save the Lombaxes!Lombaxes!
** The third and final method are the Time Bombs utilized by Clank that create a Time Dilation Field; these can be used to slow rotating platforms down or make enemies easier to deal with. They also appear early in the story when the Great Clock is being effectively ransacked, and certain levels feature Time Anomaly vortexes with things slowed to a stop. In ''[[RatchetAndClankAll4One All 4 One]]'', Clank's unique gadget is this as a gun that affects individual targets with Time Dilation Fields.
28th Apr '16 8:25:15 AM erforce
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* ''[[VisualNovel/SteinsGate Steins;Gate]]'' features both ''{{Terminator}}'' and ''Franchise/BackToTheFuture'' type time machines.

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* ''[[VisualNovel/SteinsGate Steins;Gate]]'' features both ''{{Terminator}}'' ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'' and ''Franchise/BackToTheFuture'' type time machines.



* The film ''Film/{{Primer}}'' has an interesting variation on the Time Machine that doesn't quite fit into any of the above types, but can be imagined as a sort of unique combination of [[TimeDilationField Time Dilation Fields]] and [[TimePortal Time Portals]] that only go backwards a la ''{{Terminator}}''. It gets worse; see [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Primer_%28film%29 the film's Wikipedia entry]].

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* The film ''Film/{{Primer}}'' has an interesting variation on the Time Machine that doesn't quite fit into any of the above types, but can be imagined as a sort of unique combination of [[TimeDilationField Time Dilation Fields]] and [[TimePortal Time Portals]] that only go backwards a la ''{{Terminator}}''.''Franchise/{{Terminator}}''. It gets worse; see [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Primer_%28film%29 the film's Wikipedia entry]].



* ''Film/{{Looper}}'' appears to have the ''{{Terminator}}''-type time machine 30 years from the film's time, which TheMafia uses to cleanly dispose of those they want to kill (i.e. they send a message into the past, warning their predecessors about the time and the place, who then send a Looper there with a gun; the future mafia send the target with a bag over his head and payment for the hit in the form of gold bars; the Looper kills the target, incinerates the body, and gets paid).

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* ''Film/{{Looper}}'' appears to have the ''{{Terminator}}''-type ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}''-type time machine 30 years from the film's time, which TheMafia uses to cleanly dispose of those they want to kill (i.e. they send a message into the past, warning their predecessors about the time and the place, who then send a Looper there with a gun; the future mafia send the target with a bag over his head and payment for the hit in the form of gold bars; the Looper kills the target, incinerates the body, and gets paid).



* Time travel in Dan Bayn's ''Tempus'' setting is ''{{Terminator}}'' style. You can only travel to the past, and once you've arrived, you cannot go back -- time is like a funnel in Tempus, with an infinity of possible futures spiralling into the present until just one becomes the past, and going forward in time would scatter you among those many futures like dust in a hurricane. Basically, [[RuleOfCool it's an excuse to have cool futuristic tech in the modern day]].

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* Time travel in Dan Bayn's ''Tempus'' setting is ''{{Terminator}}'' ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'' style. You can only travel to the past, and once you've arrived, you cannot go back -- time is like a funnel in Tempus, with an infinity of possible futures spiralling into the present until just one becomes the past, and going forward in time would scatter you among those many futures like dust in a hurricane. Basically, [[RuleOfCool it's an excuse to have cool futuristic tech in the modern day]].



* The M.I.N.D. Machine of ''{{Literature/Dinoverse}}'' is between a Terminator and Time Cop type device, which can also breach dimensions. When it comes to time, you CantTakeAnythingWithYou, [[IntangibleTimeTravel including your body]], but you end up in a new one and have to get something done before it lets you come back. There is no such restriction with interdimensional travel, but it ''doesn't'' take you back.

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* The M.I.N.D. Machine of ''{{Literature/Dinoverse}}'' is between a Terminator ''Terminator'' and Time Cop ''Timecop'' type device, which can also breach dimensions. When it comes to time, you CantTakeAnythingWithYou, [[IntangibleTimeTravel including your body]], but you end up in a new one and have to get something done before it lets you come back. There is no such restriction with interdimensional travel, but it ''doesn't'' take you back.



** A Terminator style in the ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' episode "E-squared".

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** A Terminator ''Terminator'' style in the ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' episode "E-squared".



* ''Series/SevenDays'' has a ''{{Terminator}}''-type that goes back, you guessed it, exactly seven days, except when it's eight days one time due to an upgrade.

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* ''Series/SevenDays'' has a ''{{Terminator}}''-type ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}''-type that goes back, you guessed it, exactly seven days, except when it's eight days one time due to an upgrade.



* ''VideoGame/TalesOfPhantasia'' has a combination of TARDIS- and Terminator style time machine in the sunken city of Thor. It can send the user anywhere in time and space but does not come with them. The game also features TimeTravel by [[AWizardDidIt magic spell]], but only two [=NPCs=] can use that spell.

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* ''VideoGame/TalesOfPhantasia'' has a combination of TARDIS- and Terminator ''Terminator'' style time machine in the sunken city of Thor. It can send the user anywhere in time and space but does not come with them. The game also features TimeTravel by [[AWizardDidIt magic spell]], but only two [=NPCs=] can use that spell.



** The first is a lever in The Great Clock that physically rewinds time like a cassette tape, at the risk of the Clock breaking through the stress (it's similar to the Terminator method as the reversal usually means the user is no longer near the lever).

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** The first is a lever in The Great Clock that physically rewinds time like a cassette tape, at the risk of the Clock breaking through the stress (it's similar to the Terminator ''Terminator'' method as the reversal usually means the user is no longer near the lever).



* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'', as implied in the page quote, featured a ''{{Terminator}}''-type machine in one episode.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'', as implied in the page quote, featured a ''{{Terminator}}''-type ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}''-type machine in one episode.



* ''TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutron'' has one (in "The Tomorrow Boys"); the Chrono-Arch. This is a Terminator-like type of time-travel machine ([[spoiler:Jimmy had to find it back when he went 15 years into the future, which he luckily did]]), and has an additional view-mode.

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* ''TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutron'' has one (in "The Tomorrow Boys"); the Chrono-Arch. This is a Terminator-like ''Terminator''-like type of time-travel machine ([[spoiler:Jimmy had to find it back when he went 15 years into the future, which he luckily did]]), and has an additional view-mode.



* In ''WesternAnimation/XiaolinShowdown'' the ineffectual villain Jack Splicer had apparently built a working Terminator-style time machine years ago. It only goes backwards and there's no forward counterpart since he was never able to provide sufficient power to make it useful (he could only go back two seconds in time).

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* In ''WesternAnimation/XiaolinShowdown'' the ineffectual villain Jack Splicer had apparently built a working Terminator-style ''Terminator''-style time machine years ago. It only goes backwards and there's no forward counterpart since he was never able to provide sufficient power to make it useful (he could only go back two seconds in time).
16th Apr '16 2:00:29 AM Morgenthaler
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* Near the end of TheForeverWar we find out [[spoiler:some humans are using a spaceship as a time-dilation type of time-machine in order to get reunited with people separated by FTL travel.]]

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* Near the end of TheForeverWar ''Literature/TheForeverWar'' we find out [[spoiler:some humans are using a spaceship as a time-dilation type of time-machine in order to get reunited with people separated by FTL travel.]]
24th Feb '16 6:43:25 PM MegaMarioMan
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* ''RatchetAndClankFutureACrackInTime'' actually features ''two'' methods!

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* ''RatchetAndClankFutureACrackInTime'' ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClankFutureACrackInTime'' actually features ''two'' methods!
5th Dec '15 11:51:54 AM nombretomado
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* SeriousSam has a interesting take on the time machine, the [[http://www.serioussam.wikia.com/wiki/Time-Lock Time-Lock]] The machine itself is a stationary object found in Eqypt, you can only travel backwards and only to another time the machine was 'armed'.

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* SeriousSam ''VideoGame/SeriousSam'' has a interesting take on the time machine, the [[http://www.serioussam.wikia.com/wiki/Time-Lock Time-Lock]] The machine itself is a stationary object found in Eqypt, you can only travel backwards and only to another time the machine was 'armed'.
4th Dec '15 9:33:16 AM cdrood
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*** "City on the Edge of Forever" and "All Our Yesterdays" are two examples of time portals used in ''{{TOS Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries}}''
4th Dec '15 9:29:24 AM cdrood
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*** "City on the Edge of Forever" and "All Our Yesterdays" are two examples of time portals used in ''TOS Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries''

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*** "City on the Edge of Forever" and "All Our Yesterdays" are two examples of time portals used in ''TOS Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries''''{{TOS Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries}}''
4th Dec '15 9:28:43 AM cdrood
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*** "City on the Edge of Forever" and "All Our Yesterdays" are two examples of time portals used in ''TOS Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries''
24th Nov '15 5:15:56 AM ultima-e
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Braid}}'' Tim's ring allows to create a TimeDilation effect when laid down.
* ''VideoGame/TheSilentAge'' provides two kinds of time machines. The first and the most modern one is a small portable device of ''Franchise/BackToTheFuture''-variety that uses solar panels for charging. The more outdated kind is a large round capsule somewhat in between the same kind and the ''Film/{{Timecop}}''-variety in that it transports to the destination alongside the user but is programmed to return back to its present on its own after a while.
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