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15th Aug '17 9:35:44 AM wingedcatgirl
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* ''VideoGame/TimeHollow'' suffers from this trope at times. At one point, you [[spoiler: rescue a mother and son from dying in a bus crash.]] Immediately afterwards, time refuses to change. So you try again. And again, nothing happens. [[spoiler: Turns out the mother deliberately RE-changed events to cause her and her son's death.]] This is handwaved with an explanation that objects and people pulled or otherwise sent through a time warp become 'detached' in time. It may make your head hurt a bit more when you are able to talk to [[spoiler: the mother, older, in the timeline in which you saved her,]] even though that timeline, from your perspective, DOES NOT EXIST [[spoiler: because she keeps changing the past to prevent it]].


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* ''VisualNovel/TimeHollow'' suffers from this trope at times. At one point, you [[spoiler: rescue a mother and son from dying in a bus crash.]] Immediately afterwards, time refuses to change. So you try again. And again, nothing happens. [[spoiler: Turns out the mother deliberately RE-changed events to cause her and her son's death.]] This is handwaved with an explanation that objects and people pulled or otherwise sent through a time warp become 'detached' in time. It may make your head hurt a bit more when you are able to talk to [[spoiler: the mother, older, in the timeline in which you saved her,]] even though that timeline, from your perspective, DOES NOT EXIST [[spoiler: because she keeps changing the past to prevent it]].
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1st Aug '17 12:25:55 AM Malachi108
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** Then all logic is thrown out of the whole thing at the end of Season 2 of Flash. Barry goes back in time again to prevent his mother's death and succeeds, in effect just undoing all the changes Reverse Flash caused in the first place. The 3rd season opens with the Flashpoint timeline, a timeline where of course Barry's parents are still alive, but the particle accelerator explosion happened early somehow anyway even though Thawne is the one that made that happen, there are metahumans running around as a result, Wally is The Flash instead of Barry, Barry is gradually losing his powers because in this timeline he never got them for some reason, Joe is a hopeless drunk barely hanging onto his job, while Cisco is filthy rich and Caitlin is a Pediatrician. It gets even MORE confusing when Barry subsequently reverses his change, which instead of ending up right back in the timeline as he left it resulted in a timeline where Thawne somehow never became trapped in the past thus should have resulted in the events of the first 2 seasons never happening but again they do anyway, Cisco's bother died in a car crash, Caitlin now is developing ice powers, Joe and Iris are on the outs, Barry has a partner at work that never was there before, and there's a supervillain running around giving people who had powers back in Flashpoint powers again for some reason and yet another speedster supervillain behind that.

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** Then all logic is thrown out of the whole thing at the end of Season 2 of Flash. Barry goes back in time again to prevent his mother's death and succeeds, in effect just undoing all the changes Reverse Flash caused in the first place. The 3rd season opens with the Flashpoint timeline, a timeline where of course Barry's parents are still alive, but the particle accelerator explosion happened early somehow anyway even though Thawne is the one that made that happen, there are metahumans running around as a result, Wally is The Flash instead of Barry, Barry is gradually losing his powers because in this timeline he never got them for some reason, Joe is a hopeless drunk barely hanging onto his job, while Cisco is filthy rich and Caitlin is a Pediatrician. It gets even MORE confusing when Barry subsequently reverses his change, which instead of ending up right back in the timeline as he left it resulted in a timeline where Thawne somehow never became trapped in the past thus should have resulted in the events of the first 2 seasons never happening but again they do anyway, Cisco's bother brother died in a car crash, Caitlin now is developing ice powers, Joe and Iris are on the outs, Barry has a partner at work that never was there before, and there's a supervillain running around giving people who had powers back in Flashpoint powers again for some reason and yet another speedster supervillain behind that.
29th Jun '17 12:03:50 PM ashlay
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** If you injure the present version of someone, the time-travelling-from-the-future version of the person will immediately show the scars.

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** If you injure the present version of someone, the time-travelling-from-the-future version of the person will immediately show the scars. However, all events involving the future version up until the point the present version was injured continue to have happened as if the injury had never occurred. So you can cut off a present versions legs to stop the future one from escaping, and the future version will immediately fall over in a location they never could have reached unless they had legs up until a few seconds ago.
27th Jun '17 9:16:00 PM Ymirsdaughter
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* ''ComicBook/AllNewXMen'' had a hard time deciding whether they were changing the timeline, creating a new one, creating several new ones, or just messing everything up Ė OR [[YouAlreadyChangedThePast whether it had all already happened]]. Both this book and the tie-in ''ComicBook/ChildrenOfTheAtom'' had the added conundrum that while people from the past who were still alive in the present (and one who was dead in the present) were visiting the present, so were a bunch of people from the future, at least one of whom [[spoiler:was presently visiting from the past. Several times.]]
27th Jun '17 5:46:19 PM ZimFan89
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** Savitar, the Season 3 BigBad who turns out to be [[spoiler: a future duplicate of Barry]] who only exists because of a StableTimeLoop, eventually hangs a big fat lampshade on this mess, when he states that the more speedsters use time travel, the less the rules apply to them anyway.
24th Jun '17 1:46:45 PM nombretomado
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* In DoctorWho fanfic ''{{FanFic/Gemini}},'' this trope is [[InvokedTrope invoked]] so as to [[DefiedTrope defy]] StableTimeLoop: Itís easier for the Daleks to change the past than it is for anybody else, so the military is trying to create super-soldiers that can change the timeline as easily as the Daleks can.

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* In DoctorWho the ''Series/DoctorWho'' fanfic ''{{FanFic/Gemini}},'' this trope is [[InvokedTrope invoked]] so as to [[DefiedTrope defy]] StableTimeLoop: Itís easier for the Daleks to change the past than it is for anybody else, so the military is trying to create super-soldiers that can change the timeline as easily as the Daleks can.
18th Jun '17 10:58:12 AM 64SuperNintendo
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1st Jun '17 7:44:14 PM luiz4200
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* ''ComicBook/TeenTitansGo'': In Issue #31, a villain changes Robin's past to become his mentor and the other titans are helped by Good!Robin's future self a.k.a. Nightwing. During the epilogue, Beast Boy wonders how that Nightwing could exist at the same time as Bad!Robin and Raven handwaves it by saying they don't fully understand how TimeTravel works.
18th May '17 5:33:13 AM Anddrix
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* In ''Franchise/{{Arrowverse}}'' time travel has NewRulesAsThePlotDemands pretty much whenever it appears.

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* In ''Franchise/{{Arrowverse}}'' ''Series/{{Arrowverse}}'' time travel has NewRulesAsThePlotDemands pretty much whenever it appears.
30th Apr '17 3:41:16 PM ruthlesstyrant
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** The time travel model used for this movie actually ''does'' make sense, it just creates pretty convoluted timelines: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Deja_Vu_Timeline.GIF#file

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** The time travel model used for this movie actually ''does'' make sense, it just creates pretty convoluted timelines: timelines and is pretty confusing when watched without knowing this beforehand: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Deja_Vu_Timeline.GIF#fileGIF#file The authors were pretty unhappy with the way the material was directed, saying that it made the film seem like it had many unforgivable plot holes even though there weren't any.
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