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20th Apr '16 8:12:20 AM bwburke94
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* [[spoiler: ''GoodnightSweetheart'']] features its then-contemporary 90s protagonist living two lives, one in the 90s and one during WWII. Eventually, he gets trapped in the past. [[spoiler: It's not wholly a bad thing for him, though.]]

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* [[spoiler: ''GoodnightSweetheart'']] ''Series/GoodnightSweetheart'' features its then-contemporary 90s protagonist living two lives, one in the 90s and one during WWII. Eventually, he gets trapped in the past. [[spoiler: It's not wholly a bad thing for him, though.]]



* ''Series/TheFlash2014'' features [[spoiler:Harrison Wells, aka Eobard Thawne/Reverse-Flash]] who is in this situation, though it's entirely his own fault. [[spoiler:He got trapped in the past as a result of a failed attempt to go back in time and kill the Flash as a child. After failing, he decides to kill Barry's mother instead, but after doing so he discovers that he lost his connection to the Speed Force and is unable to get back to his own time. His actions throughout the series have ultimately been dedicated to creating the Flash (earlier than in the original timeline) and using his speed to travel back to the future.]]

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* ''Series/TheFlash2014'' ''Series/{{The Flash|2014}}'' features [[spoiler:Harrison Wells, aka Eobard Thawne/Reverse-Flash]] who is in this situation, though it's entirely his own fault. [[spoiler:He got trapped in the past as a result of a failed attempt to go back in time and kill the Flash as a child. After failing, he decides to kill Barry's mother instead, but after doing so he discovers that he lost his connection to the Speed Force and is unable to get back to his own time. His actions throughout the series have ultimately been dedicated to creating the Flash (earlier than in the original timeline) and using his speed to travel back to the future.]]
6th Mar '16 10:11:32 AM nombretomado
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* The ''ComicBook/{{Marvel 1602}}'' mini-series has a time-displaced CaptainAmerica sent back to Elizabethan times. When asked to return to the future, he insists on staying to try and build a better America from the beginning -- which he does in small ways, such as helping a group of colonists survive a winter that should have wiped them out, or warning the natives against selling their land to unscrupulous capitalists. The final touch comes when, because of his actions, the American colonies declare independence from Britain 174 years early.

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* The ''ComicBook/{{Marvel 1602}}'' mini-series has a time-displaced CaptainAmerica ComicBook/CaptainAmerica sent back to Elizabethan times. When asked to return to the future, he insists on staying to try and build a better America from the beginning -- which he does in small ways, such as helping a group of colonists survive a winter that should have wiped them out, or warning the natives against selling their land to unscrupulous capitalists. The final touch comes when, because of his actions, the American colonies declare independence from Britain 174 years early.



** It also has consequences beyond his control -- his presence causes the MarvelUniverse to impose itself on the past, and period versions of the Comicbook/{{X-Men}}, [[Comicbook/TheAvengers Avengers]] and other superheroes start appearing.

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** It also has consequences beyond his control -- his presence causes the MarvelUniverse to impose itself on the past, and period versions of the Comicbook/{{X-Men}}, Comicbook/XMen, [[Comicbook/TheAvengers Avengers]] and other superheroes start appearing.
28th Dec '15 11:37:58 AM Anddrix
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** Speaking of the ComicBook/FantasticFour this has happened several times with DoctorDoom. The first time he was shunted back to the medieval age with IronMan (And kept calling him Lackey because he was [[SecretIdentity Tony Stark's]] bodyguard. It bothered Iron Man. ''A lot'') a second time happened with Iron Man '''and''' ComicBook/TheSentry though they were sent into UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}} and desperately trying not to cause any ButterflyOfDoom effects. The last time was when DoctorDoom's so called "[[TheMentor Mentor]]" the Marquis of Death came by to fight the Fantastic Four and sent Doom, burnt alive, straight into prehistoric lands where he got eaten by a Megalodon.

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** Speaking of the ComicBook/FantasticFour this has happened several times with DoctorDoom.Doctor Doom. The first time he was shunted back to the medieval age with IronMan (And kept calling him Lackey because he was [[SecretIdentity Tony Stark's]] bodyguard. It bothered Iron Man. ''A lot'') a second time happened with Iron Man '''and''' ComicBook/TheSentry though they were sent into UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}} and desperately trying not to cause any ButterflyOfDoom effects. The last time was when DoctorDoom's Doctor Doom's so called "[[TheMentor Mentor]]" the Marquis of Death came by to fight the Fantastic Four and sent Doom, burnt alive, straight into prehistoric lands where he got eaten by a Megalodon.



* Happens to Reed, Franklin, Johnny and DoctorDoom in the ComicBook/FantasticFour issue of ''ComicBook/MarvelOneHundredthAnniversarySpecial'', and they spend several years trying to find a way home.

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* Happens to Reed, Franklin, Johnny and DoctorDoom Doctor Doom in the ComicBook/FantasticFour issue of ''ComicBook/MarvelOneHundredthAnniversarySpecial'', and they spend several years trying to find a way home.
26th Dec '15 6:33:37 PM nombretomado
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** Speaking of the ComicBook/FantasticFour this has happened several times with DoctorDoom. The first time he was shunted back to the medieval age with IronMan (And kept calling him Lackey because he was [[SecretIdentity Tony Stark's]] bodyguard. It bothered Iron Man. ''A lot'') a second time happened with Iron Man '''and''' ComicBook/TheSentry though they were sent into the SilverAge and desperately trying not to cause any ButterflyOfDoom effects. The last time was when DoctorDoom's so called "[[TheMentor Mentor]]" the Marquis of Death came by to fight the Fantastic Four and sent Doom, burnt alive, straight into prehistoric lands where he got eaten by a Megalodon.

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** Speaking of the ComicBook/FantasticFour this has happened several times with DoctorDoom. The first time he was shunted back to the medieval age with IronMan (And kept calling him Lackey because he was [[SecretIdentity Tony Stark's]] bodyguard. It bothered Iron Man. ''A lot'') a second time happened with Iron Man '''and''' ComicBook/TheSentry though they were sent into the SilverAge UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}} and desperately trying not to cause any ButterflyOfDoom effects. The last time was when DoctorDoom's so called "[[TheMentor Mentor]]" the Marquis of Death came by to fight the Fantastic Four and sent Doom, burnt alive, straight into prehistoric lands where he got eaten by a Megalodon.
4th Dec '15 8:54:39 PM nombretomado
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** Speaking of the ComicBook/FantasticFour this has happened several times with DoctorDoom. The first time he was shunted back to the medieval age with IronMan (And kept calling him Lackey because he was [[SecretIdentity Tony Stark's]] bodyguard. It bothered Iron Man. ''A lot'') a second time happened with Iron Man '''and''' TheSentry though they were sent into the SilverAge and desperately trying not to cause any ButterflyOfDoom effects. The last time was when DoctorDoom's so called "[[TheMentor Mentor]]" the Marquis of Death came by to fight the Fantastic Four and sent Doom, burnt alive, straight into prehistoric lands where he got eaten by a Megalodon.

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** Speaking of the ComicBook/FantasticFour this has happened several times with DoctorDoom. The first time he was shunted back to the medieval age with IronMan (And kept calling him Lackey because he was [[SecretIdentity Tony Stark's]] bodyguard. It bothered Iron Man. ''A lot'') a second time happened with Iron Man '''and''' TheSentry ComicBook/TheSentry though they were sent into the SilverAge and desperately trying not to cause any ButterflyOfDoom effects. The last time was when DoctorDoom's so called "[[TheMentor Mentor]]" the Marquis of Death came by to fight the Fantastic Four and sent Doom, burnt alive, straight into prehistoric lands where he got eaten by a Megalodon.
26th Nov '15 3:59:15 PM FurryKef
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* In ''VideoGame/BackToTheFuture: The Game'', [[spoiler:Edna Strickland unknowingly takes the [=DeLorean=] for a ride, and finds herself stuck in 1876 with no hope getting back, accidentally burns Hill Valley to the ground and lives out the rest of her life as an insane hermit...at least in that timeline, until Doc & Marty arrives.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/BackToTheFuture: The Game'', [[spoiler:Edna Strickland unknowingly takes the [=DeLorean=] for a ride, not realizing what it is, and finds herself stuck in 1876 with no hope getting back, back. She then accidentally burns Hill Valley to the ground and lives out the rest of her life as an insane hermit...at least in that timeline, until Doc & and Marty arrives.arrive.]]
21st Nov '15 12:26:45 PM nombretomado
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* Happens several times in Creator/AndreiBelyanin's novels, likely because of the author's love for AnachronismStew. Also, almost never do the heroes end up in a historical version of the past but a deliberately fictionalized version full of magic. The three prominent examples are ''Tsar Gorokh's Detective Agency'', which involve a modern-day Russian policeman being transported by unknown means to a cross between MedievalEuropeanFantasy and RussianMythologyAndTales; ''Sword with No Name'', where a modern-day man finds himself in a typical MedievalEuropeanFantasy, and ''The Thief of Baghdad'', with yet another modern-day man being transported by a genie to ArabianNightsDays (there are aliens there too). Also inverted in ''The Redheaded Knight'', in which an English crusader ends up in modern-day Russia thanks to a witch's spell.

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* Happens several times in Creator/AndreiBelyanin's novels, likely because of the author's love for AnachronismStew. Also, almost never do the heroes end up in a historical version of the past but a deliberately fictionalized version full of magic. The three prominent examples are ''Tsar Gorokh's Detective Agency'', which involve a modern-day Russian policeman being transported by unknown means to a cross between MedievalEuropeanFantasy and RussianMythologyAndTales; Myth/RussianMythologyAndTales; ''Sword with No Name'', where a modern-day man finds himself in a typical MedievalEuropeanFantasy, and ''The Thief of Baghdad'', with yet another modern-day man being transported by a genie to ArabianNightsDays (there are aliens there too). Also inverted in ''The Redheaded Knight'', in which an English crusader ends up in modern-day Russia thanks to a witch's spell.
21st Nov '15 10:06:36 AM nombretomado
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* Temporally inverted in Philip Francis Nowlan's ''Armageddon 2419 A.D.'', or as it's better known, ''BuckRogers in the 25th Century.'' Rogers, in the various versions of his tale, brings lost knowledge and a certain 20th-century vitality to future America and/or Earth as a whole.

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* Temporally inverted in Philip Francis Nowlan's ''Armageddon 2419 A.D.'', or as it's better known, ''BuckRogers in the 25th Century.''Series/BuckRogersInTheTwentyFifthCentury.'' Rogers, in the various versions of his tale, brings lost knowledge and a certain 20th-century vitality to future America and/or Earth as a whole.
8th Nov '15 9:43:43 PM mockingjay
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* ''Series/HeroesReborn'' has this happen to Hiro Nakamura after [[spoiler:Claire Bennet's newborn son Nathan absorbs his ability, leaving Hiro trapped in the year 1999 with Angela Petrelli, baby Nathan and Nathan's twin sister.]]
3rd Nov '15 7:20:31 PM bwburke94
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* TheFlash2014 features [[spoiler:[[KillAndReplace Professor Wells]], aka Eobard Thawne/Reverse Flash]] who is in this situation, though it's entirely his own fault. [[spoiler:He got trapped in the past as a result of a failed attempt to go back in time and kill TheFlash as a child. After failing, he decides to [[KickTheDog kill his mother instead]], but after doing so he discovers that he lost his connection to the speed force and is unable to get back to his own time. His actions throughout the series have ultimately been dedicated to creating TheFlash (earlier than in the original timeline) and using his speed to travel back to the future.]]

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* TheFlash2014 ''Series/TheFlash2014'' features [[spoiler:[[KillAndReplace Professor Wells]], [[spoiler:Harrison Wells, aka Eobard Thawne/Reverse Flash]] Thawne/Reverse-Flash]] who is in this situation, though it's entirely his own fault. [[spoiler:He got trapped in the past as a result of a failed attempt to go back in time and kill TheFlash the Flash as a child. After failing, he decides to [[KickTheDog kill his Barry's mother instead]], instead, but after doing so he discovers that he lost his connection to the speed force Speed Force and is unable to get back to his own time. His actions throughout the series have ultimately been dedicated to creating TheFlash the Flash (earlier than in the original timeline) and using his speed to travel back to the future.]]



* An early '70s ''NationalLampoon'' had a short story "Going Back" where a guy in his 30s wakes up in his childhood home (oddly, he's still his grownup self, but everyone sees him as a kid.) He eagerly goes to school, thinking he'll wow the teachers with his talent and knowledge, but is perceived as merely average. He upsets his teacher when he blurts out that General Mac Arthur has been kicked out of Korea, forgetting it hasn't happened yet, then launches into a Vietnam-era rant about policing the world, not a smart thing to do in the Mc Carthy era. He gets grounded by his parents, and gloomily pictures his kid self in the future in his bachelor apartment, watching color tv all night and dropping water balloons off the balcony.

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* An early '70s ''NationalLampoon'' had a short story "Going Back" where a guy in his 30s wakes up in his childhood home (oddly, he's still his grownup self, but everyone sees him as a kid.) He eagerly goes to school, thinking he'll wow the teachers with his talent and knowledge, but is perceived as merely average. He upsets his teacher when he blurts out that General Mac Arthur [=MacArthur=] has been kicked out of Korea, forgetting it hasn't happened yet, then launches into a Vietnam-era rant about policing the world, not a smart thing to do in the Mc Carthy [=McCarthy=] era. He gets grounded by his parents, and gloomily pictures his kid self in the future in his bachelor apartment, watching color tv all night and dropping water balloons off the balcony.



* Pretty much OnceAnEpisode on ''TimeWarpTrio'' (the exceptions being the time they were trapped in the ''future'' and the maybe two times they didn't lose their time travel book on arrival like they usually do).

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* Pretty much OnceAnEpisode on ''TimeWarpTrio'' ''WesternAnimation/TimeWarpTrio'' (the exceptions being the time they were trapped in the ''future'' and the maybe two times they didn't lose their time travel book on arrival like they usually do).
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