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21st Oct '17 7:03:42 PM thatother1dude
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* Averted in ''Film/AustinPowers'' when Number 2 suggests that rather than going back in time to threaten the world with nukes, that Dr. Evil use his knowledge of the future to [[CutLexLuthorACheck make money in the stock market]].
--> '''Number 2:''' We could make trillions.
--> '''Dr. Evil:''' Why make trillions when you can make... Billions?

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* Averted Discussed in ''Film/AustinPowers'' when Number 2 suggests that that, rather than going back in time to threaten the world with nukes, that Dr. Evil use his knowledge of the future to [[CutLexLuthorACheck make money in the stock market]].
--> '''Number 2:''' We could make trillions.
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trillions.\\
'''Dr. Evil:''' Why make trillions when you can make... Billions?
21st Oct '17 6:59:55 PM thatother1dude
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* David Xanatos of ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' made his fortune in this fashion with a StableTimeLoop.

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* David Xanatos of ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' made created a StableTimeLoop where he had a coin from a thousand years ago sent to his fortune in this fashion with a StableTimeLoop. younger self, which by then was worth enough to start his financial empire.
21st Oct '17 6:57:47 PM thatother1dude
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* On ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'', Stan goes back in time to the 70s and drops a "Best of the 1970s" cassette there. The Roger of the past finds it and becomes a wealthy songwriter by "writing" the songs on the tape.
** He then loses it all thanks to heavy spending on parties and luxuries when disco goes out of style.

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* On ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'', Stan goes back in time to the 70s and drops a "Best of the 1970s" cassette there. The Roger of the past finds it and becomes a wealthy songwriter by "writing" "[[PlagiarismInFiction writing]]" the songs on the tape.
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tape. [[AFoolAndHisNewMoneyAreSoonParted He then loses it all all]] thanks to heavy spending on parties and luxuries when disco goes out of style.
30th Sep '17 8:26:22 PM nombretomado
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* Attempted in the early seasons of ''Literature/GoodnightSweetheart'' but due to StatusQuoIsGod it doesn't work. A later attempt is more successful.

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* Attempted in the early seasons of ''Literature/GoodnightSweetheart'' ''Series/GoodnightSweetheart'' but due to StatusQuoIsGod it doesn't work. A later attempt is more successful.
30th Sep '17 8:24:44 PM nombretomado
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* Attempted in the early seasons of ''GoodnightSweetheart'' but due to StatusQuoIsGod it doesn't work. A later attempt is more successful.

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* Attempted in the early seasons of ''GoodnightSweetheart'' ''Literature/GoodnightSweetheart'' but due to StatusQuoIsGod it doesn't work. A later attempt is more successful.
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.
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