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4th Feb '16 12:13:27 AM laserviking42
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* Jack Chalker's ''{{Literature/DowntimingTheNightSide}}'' only allows a person to "jump" inside the body and consciousness of a person. The catch is that their minds get blended together so that with every jump, the time traveler retains a portion of the mind of the person they jumped into. Repeated jumps can overwhelm the time traveler's mind creating a completely different person. The protagonist gets so confused by this that [[spoiler:he eventually occupies the body of a woman, the same woman he had earlier slept with a had children by]].
4th Jan '16 8:52:24 PM laserviking42
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* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' calls attention to the many types of time travel in an episode when future people emigrate to the present. The news anchor announces that "apparently this is using 'Terminator' rules"
29th Dec '15 2:02:44 PM Anddrix
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* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' had quite a few time travel stories, including one entire season that involved parallel universes and a stable but horrifying time loop that would result in a civil war between the world's governments and the world's superheroes. [[spoiler: But it was all a KansasCityShuffle by Brainiac-infected SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor; the time travel stuff wasn't real, just a red herring.]]
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* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' had quite a few time travel stories, including one entire season that involved parallel universes and a stable but horrifying time loop that would result in a civil war between the world's governments and the world's superheroes. [[spoiler: But it was all a KansasCityShuffle by Brainiac-infected SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor; ComicBook/LexLuthor; the time travel stuff wasn't real, just a red herring.]]
20th Dec '15 5:02:01 AM bensendaniel
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*In ''Literature/GroomOfTheTyrannosaurQueen'' a bit of sideways slewing in phase-space gets our the heroes to a lost time-colony in the Late Cretaceous.
19th Dec '15 10:33:31 PM nombretomado
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' parodied this in ''Escape to the House of Mummies, Part 2'' (there was no part 1), where the situation became increasingly ridiculous as they traveled around time, leading to Caligula, SigmundFreud, Creator/EdgarAllanPoe, and two Brocks launching an assault.
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' parodied this in ''Escape to the House of Mummies, Part 2'' (there was no part 1), where the situation became increasingly ridiculous as they traveled around time, leading to Caligula, SigmundFreud, UsefulNotes/SigmundFreud, Creator/EdgarAllanPoe, and two Brocks launching an assault.
13th Dec '15 9:12:14 PM dissembly14b
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* Kim Stanley Robinson's "Galileo's Dream" ties together quantum mechanics and cosmology in it's unique form of time travel, which manages to merge the concepts of AlternateUniverse and TemporalMutability in a relatively satisfying way, while allowing itself the leeway to be fantastical by basing itself in Renaissance fantasy literature. In fact, nearly every single time travel related trope manages to make an appearance in the novel in one form or another, with the plot turning out to revolve around [[spoiler:a bona fide temporal war]] - a concept that is rarely made to make sense. Interestingly, in Robinson's universe, [[OurTimeTravelIsDifferent time is not a dimension]] - instead [[spoiler:it is a manifold of three different dimensions, one of which conveniently runs backwards.]]
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* Kim Stanley Robinson's "Galileo's Dream" ties together quantum mechanics and cosmology in it's unique form of time travel, which manages to merge the concepts of AlternateUniverse and TemporalMutability in a relatively satisfying way, while allowing - The ButterflyOfDoom lives comfortably alongside YouCantFightFate. The book allows itself the leeway to be fantastical by basing itself in Renaissance fantasy literature.literature, but it still manages to achieve this TimeyWimeyBall in a very scientifically satisfying way. In fact, nearly every single time travel related trope manages to make an appearance in the novel in one form or another, with the plot turning out to revolve around [[spoiler:a bona fide temporal war]] - a concept that is rarely made to make sense. Interestingly, in Robinson's universe, [[OurTimeTravelIsDifferent time is not a dimension]] - instead [[spoiler:it is a manifold of three different dimensions, one of which conveniently runs backwards.]]
13th Dec '15 8:53:54 PM dissembly14b
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* Kim Stanley Robinson's "Galileo's Dream" ties together quantum mechanics and cosmology in it's unique form of time travel, which manages to merge the concepts of AlternateUniverse and TemporalMutability in a relatively satisfying way, while allowing itself the leeway to be fantastical by basing itself in Renaissance fantasy literature. In fact, nearly every single time travel related trope manages to make an appearance in the novel in one form or another, with the plot turning out to revolve around [[spoiler:a bona fide temporal war]] - a concept that is rarely made to make sense.
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* Kim Stanley Robinson's "Galileo's Dream" ties together quantum mechanics and cosmology in it's unique form of time travel, which manages to merge the concepts of AlternateUniverse and TemporalMutability in a relatively satisfying way, while allowing itself the leeway to be fantastical by basing itself in Renaissance fantasy literature. In fact, nearly every single time travel related trope manages to make an appearance in the novel in one form or another, with the plot turning out to revolve around [[spoiler:a bona fide temporal war]] - a concept that is rarely made to make sense. Interestingly, in Robinson's universe, [[OurTimeTravelIsDifferent time is not a dimension]] - instead [[spoiler:it is a manifold of three different dimensions, one of which conveniently runs backwards.]]
13th Dec '15 8:50:53 PM dissembly14b
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* Kim Stanley Robinson's "Galileo's Dream" ties together quantum mechanics and cosmology in it's unique form of time travel, which manages to merge the concepts of AlternateUniverse and TemporalMutability in a relatively satisfying way, while allowing itself the leeway to be fantastical by basing itself in Renaissance fantasy literature. In fact, nearly every single time travel related trope manages to make an appearance in the novel in one form or another, with the plot turning out to revolve around [[spoiler:a bona fide temporal war]] - a concept that is rarely made to make sense.
22nd Nov '15 7:40:10 PM Nohbody
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No Real Life Examples Please as per the Real Life section maintenance thread in the Long Term Projects forum.
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20th Nov '15 5:42:01 PM JustaUsername
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Sorry, doesn't fit here.
# RubberBandHistory: The past can be changed and the alterations effect the future, but only in the short run. Eventually, the timeline will snap back to essentially what it was like before the change. In rare instances, it might be possible to change the future in the long run but it will take a lot of effort or resources to do so.
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