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11th Nov '17 8:34:08 PM FlynnSchneider
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* ''WesternAnimation/Ben10'' has Professor Paradox, who travels through space and time, there are also time travel arcs, starting with ben 10000 in the original series.
4th Nov '17 12:57:52 AM MiaDearden
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* Creator/LarryNiven's ''Hanville Svetz'' series of time travel short stories, collected in ''Flight of The Horse'' - where time travel is impossible in the real world, and every excursion that the protagonist makes is into a parallel, ''fantasy'' world that then directly affects his own. The reason for the jaunts? Well, the Secretary General of the UN in the series is a ''little'' mentally retarded (it has become a hereditary position, with serious inbreeding), and the protagonist is sent back in time to recover animals that the SG has seen in recovered children's books. You see, they don't exist in the heavily polluted future...to the extent that, in one story where the proliferation of cars did not take place due to time meddling, one of the supporting characters has to breathe ''exhaust fumes'' from a internal-combustion car to stay alive. Svetz finds a unicorn instead of a horse, Moby Dick instead of a sperm whale, a fire-breathing dragon instead of a gila monster... As is the case with most of Niven's work - it's all scientifically justifiable using the science known at the time of authorship.

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* Creator/LarryNiven's ''Hanville Svetz'' series of time travel short stories, collected in ''Flight of The Horse'' - where time travel is impossible in the real world, and every excursion that the protagonist makes is into a parallel, ''fantasy'' world that then directly affects his own. The reason for the jaunts? Well, the Secretary General of the UN in the series is a ''little'' mentally retarded unstable (it has become a hereditary position, with serious inbreeding), and the protagonist is sent back in time to recover animals that the SG has seen in recovered children's books. You see, they don't exist in the heavily polluted future...to the extent that, in one story where the proliferation of cars did not take place due to time meddling, one of the supporting characters has to breathe ''exhaust fumes'' from a internal-combustion car to stay alive. Svetz finds a unicorn instead of a horse, Moby Dick instead of a sperm whale, a fire-breathing dragon instead of a gila monster... As is the case with most of Niven's work - it's all scientifically justifiable using the science known at the time of authorship.
30th Oct '17 1:48:37 AM PaulA
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* In Creator/AndreNorton's ''[[Literature/{{Warlock}} Forerunner Foray]]'', Ziantha is twice mentally thrown into the past by the artifact, as a GrandTheftMe taking over bodies from that era. Temporal paradoxes are not dwelt upon; she's just looking for the twin of the artifact she has.

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* In Creator/AndreNorton's ''[[Literature/{{Warlock}} Forerunner Foray]]'', ''Literature/ForerunnerForay'', Ziantha is twice mentally thrown into the past by the artifact, as a GrandTheftMe taking over bodies from that era. Temporal paradoxes are not dwelt upon; she's just looking for the twin of the artifact she has.
6th Oct '17 12:10:02 PM BeerBaron
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* In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'' a book tells the story of a famous battle in which magical time-altering storms were coming on an area and a local nation which knew their workings used them to deploy troops favorably. So they got hours of killing in where their soldiers outnumbered the enemy, had men in place to sack castles when hours turned to days, etc.

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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
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In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'' a ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'', an in-game book tells the story of a famous battle in which magical time-altering storms were coming on an area and a local nation which knew their workings used them to deploy troops favorably. So they got hours of killing in where their soldiers outnumbered the enemy, had men in place to sack castles when hours turned to days, etc.etc.
** In the series' backstory, it is implied that Pelinal Whitestrake, the [[LongDeadBadass legendary 1st Era hero]] of mankind/[[FantasticRacism racist]] [[TheBerserker berserker]], may have actually been a {{Cyborg}} the [[OurGodsAreDifferent Divines]] plucked from the future to serve as [[FounderOfTheKingdom St. Alessia]]'s [[PhysicalGod divine champion]] in the war against the [[AbusivePrecursors Ayleids]]. Per WordOfGod, Pelinal is [[{{Expy}} heavily inspired]] by ''Franchise/TheTerminator''. He wore full plate mail, blessed by the Divines no less, at a time when only the [[OurDwarvesAreDifferent Dwemer]] could craft it and, in one of his [[UnstoppableRage psychotic]] [[AxeCrazy episodes]], he mentioned Reman, an emperor who wouldn't exist until thousands of years later. To quote ''The Song of Pelinal'':
--> ''"... [And then] Kyne granted Perrif another symbol, a diamond soaked red with the blood of elves, [whose] facets could [un-sector and form] into a man whose every angle could cut her jailers and a name: PELIN-EL [which is] "The Star-Made Knight" [and he] was arrayed in armor [from the future time]."''
28th Sep '17 7:50:41 AM Gosicrystal
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* The main character in ''Time Hollow'' does quite a bit of time-traveling (via a pen that "draws" windows in the time stream) in order to fix the effects of temporal meddling and get his parents and old life back.

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* The main character in ''Time Hollow'' ''VisualNovel/TimeHollow'' does quite a bit of time-traveling (via a pen that "draws" windows in the time stream) in order to fix the effects of temporal meddling and get his parents and old life back.
22nd Sep '17 6:54:12 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'': There have been a bunch of time travel stories. Officially, ''ComicBook/StrontiumDog'' is supposed to be set a century or so after ''Judge Dredd'', so any crossovers would involve Johnny Alpha traveling to the past. Judge Dredd and Anderson also visited a BadFuture in "City of the Damned" through time travel. One time when Judge Death escaped, he tried to return to his original dimension, but wound up in the past by mistake because the scientist he took hostage hadn't properly tested the device.
20th Sep '17 1:52:03 PM troymacgill
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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 - The ButterflyOfDoom lives comfortably alongside YouCantFightFate. The book allows itself the leeway to be fantastical by basing itself in Renaissance fantasy 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.]]

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* Kim Stanley Robinson's "Galileo's Dream" ties together quantum mechanics and cosmology in it's its unique form of time travel, which manages to merge the concepts of AlternateUniverse and TemporalMutability - The ButterflyOfDoom lives comfortably alongside YouCantFightFate. The book allows itself the leeway to be fantastical by basing itself in Renaissance fantasy 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.]]
1st Sep '17 8:06:44 AM 64SuperNintendo
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** In a recent the episode "The Late Philip J. Fry.", this was taken to the extreme where [[spoiler:Fry, Bender, and the Proffesor get into a time machine that only goes forward in time, causing them to keep going ahead in time looking for one that goes back, until eventually due to accidents and jerkassness, they went so far ahead in time they go through to the end of the universe, then another universe that's just the same is made in its place, then when they get to their time, an accident forced them to do the same a second time, where they came in about 10 feet over themselves before they went forward in time, they obviously dropped down and killed them, and took their place in that similar universe.]]

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** In a recent the episode "The Late Philip J. Fry.", this was taken to the extreme where [[spoiler:Fry, Bender, and the Proffesor Professor get into a time machine that only goes forward in time, causing them to keep going ahead in time looking for one that goes back, until eventually due to accidents and jerkassness, they went so far ahead in time they go through to the end of the universe, then another universe that's just the same is made in its place, then when they get to their time, an accident forced them to do the same a second time, where they came in about 10 feet over themselves before they went forward in time, they obviously dropped down and killed them, and took their place in that similar universe.]]
18th Aug '17 1:38:58 PM sgamer82
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** "The Chimes at Midnight" feature a pair of time travelers on a mission to elminate the Black Eagle before he can become a superhero. Their information gives them the exact time and place in which he becomes a hero, but the plan ultimately fails because, while their historical records accurately describe the moment the Black Eagle became a hero, they do mention that was not the moment he got his ''powers'', which he'd had for a while already.

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** "The Chimes at Midnight" feature a pair of time travelers on a mission to elminate the Black Eagle before he can become a superhero. Their information gives them the exact time and place in which he becomes a hero, but the plan ultimately fails because, while their historical records accurately describe the moment the Black Eagle became a hero, they do fail to mention that was not the moment he got his ''powers'', which he'd had for a while already.
3rd Aug '17 2:43:06 AM SeptimusHeap
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* ''VideoGame/DarkCloud 2'' (a.k.a. ''Dark Chronicle''), both with objects the main characters carried and a flying, time travelling CoolTrain that seems [[GalaxyExpress999 awfully]] [[Series/KamenRiderDenO familiar]].

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* ''VideoGame/DarkCloud 2'' (a.k.a. ''Dark Chronicle''), both with objects the main characters carried and a flying, time travelling CoolTrain that seems [[GalaxyExpress999 [[Manga/GalaxyExpress999 awfully]] [[Series/KamenRiderDenO familiar]].
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