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7th Sep '17 8:05:48 AM Morgenthaler
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11th Jul '17 3:54:08 PM ZombieAladdin
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* Nobita in ''Manga/{{Doraemon}}'' manages to screw this up via an inversion: He gets ahold of some candy from the future, which is the greatest candy he's ever eaten, but the RidiculousFutureInflation that will occur between the present and the candy's time period bankrupts his family. Good thing the series runs on NegativeContinuity.
7th Jul '17 5:11:23 AM Clare
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** In "The Long Game", Adam Mitchell, a young man who joined the Doctor and Rose on their travels at the end of the previous episode, tries to make money out of information about future technological developments, which could cause major disruptions to the time lines if it led to advances being made centuries ahead of their time. So the Doctor destroys an answerphone message containing the information in question, then tells Adam he is no longer welcome in the TARDIS.

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** In "The Long Game", Adam Mitchell, a young man TeenGenius who joined the Doctor and Rose on their travels at the end of the previous episode, tries to make money out of information about future technological developments, which could cause major disruptions to the time lines if it led to advances being made centuries ahead of their time. So the Doctor destroys an answerphone message containing the information in question, then sends Adam home and tells Adam him he is no longer welcome in the TARDIS.
6th Jul '17 7:21:43 AM Clare
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** In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS17E2CityOfDeath "City of Death"]], the Monster of the Week was splintered throughout time. His 17[[superscript:th]] century persona made Leonardo da Vinci whip up 6 more copies of the Mona Lisa with the intent of having his 20[[superscript:th]] century persona steal the one in the Louvre and then sell off all seven and make a huge profit.

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** In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS17E2CityOfDeath "City of Death"]], the Monster of the Week was splintered throughout time. His 17[[superscript:th]] century Renaissance persona made Leonardo da Vinci whip up 6 more copies of the Mona Lisa with the intent of having his 20[[superscript:th]] century persona steal the one in the Louvre and then sell off all seven and make a huge profit.
6th Jul '17 7:18:29 AM Clare
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** In "The Long Game", Adam Smith, a young man who joined the Doctor and Rose on their travels at the end of the previous episode, tries to make money out of information about future technological developments, which could cause major disruptions to the time lines if it led to advances being made centuries ahead of their time. So the Doctor expels Adam from the TARDIS.

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** In "The Long Game", Adam Smith, Mitchell, a young man who joined the Doctor and Rose on their travels at the end of the previous episode, tries to make money out of information about future technological developments, which could cause major disruptions to the time lines if it led to advances being made centuries ahead of their time. So the Doctor expels destroys an answerphone message containing the information in question, then tells Adam from he is no longer welcome in the TARDIS.
6th Jul '17 7:14:22 AM Clare
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** In "The Long Game", Adam Smith, a young man who joined the Doctor and Rose on their travels at the end of the previous episode, tries to make money out of information about future technological developments, which could cause major disruptions to the time lines if it led to advances being made centuries ahead of their time. So the Doctor expels Adam from the TARDIS.
1st Jul '17 12:00:41 PM redandready45
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* A more sympathetic example appears in the ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode "Goobacks". The titular time travelers come from a BadFuture of poverty and unemployment. Thus, they travel back in time, work odd jobs, and set up back accounts that will provide for the families they left behind.
26th Jun '17 12:24:19 PM Piterpicher
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* The aliens in ''ZakMcKrackenAndTheAlienMindbenders'' have a machine aboard their [[TheMothership mothership]] that predicts winning lottery numbers. Once you get aboard, all your financial troubles are over.

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* The aliens in ''ZakMcKrackenAndTheAlienMindbenders'' ''VideoGame/ZakMcKrackenAndTheAlienMindbenders'' have a machine aboard their [[TheMothership mothership]] that predicts winning lottery numbers. Once you get aboard, all your financial troubles are over.
6th May '17 9:47:56 AM zarpaulus
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** Similarly, his future self buys a lottery ticket once he's done saving the galaxy, and [[spoiler: cheats on some races which gets the mob angry at him]].

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** Similarly, his future self buys a lottery ticket once he's done saving the galaxy, and [[spoiler: cheats [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2010-07-07 bets on some races rigged races]] which gets the mob angry at him]].
8th Apr '17 4:23:47 PM nombretomado
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* Lampshaded/subverted on ''Series/{{Lost}}'', in which Hurley goes back to the '70s and attempts to rewrite (or rather, write in the first place) ''ReturnOfTheJedi'' when he goes back in time -- not to make money, but to improve it, because "Ewoks sucked, dude." He apparently has every intention of sending it to George Lucas.

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* Lampshaded/subverted on ''Series/{{Lost}}'', in which Hurley goes back to the '70s and attempts to rewrite (or rather, write in the first place) ''ReturnOfTheJedi'' ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' when he goes back in time -- not to make money, but to improve it, because "Ewoks sucked, dude." He apparently has every intention of sending it to George Lucas.
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