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3rd Sep '16 2:12:45 PM ZimFan89
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{WITCH}}'' fanfic ''Fanfic/{{Ripples}}'', Will ends up sent back in time to decades in Meridian's past, long before Phobos' rise to power, and on top of that is also [[FountainOfYouth regressed to childhood]] and [[BalefulPolymorph changed into some kind of hybrid]].
30th Jul '16 1:03:11 PM nombretomado
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* Nimue Alban's situation in DavidWeber's ''Literature/{{Safehold}}'' series lacks time travel, but otherwise fits perfectly. Nimue (or rather a RidiculouslyHumanRobot with her personality) is awoken in the last human world of Safehold, which has been trapped in MedievalStasis for almost a millennium thanks to its [[AGodAmI delusional]] founders. Nimue's objective is to undo this and bring humanity back into the era of space travel. Many details listed in the description are averted, since robots can't get sick, and Nimue has to learn Safeholdian English before she can venture out among its people.

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* Nimue Alban's situation in DavidWeber's Creator/DavidWeber's ''Literature/{{Safehold}}'' series lacks time travel, but otherwise fits perfectly. Nimue (or rather a RidiculouslyHumanRobot with her personality) is awoken in the last human world of Safehold, which has been trapped in MedievalStasis for almost a millennium thanks to its [[AGodAmI delusional]] founders. Nimue's objective is to undo this and bring humanity back into the era of space travel. Many details listed in the description are averted, since robots can't get sick, and Nimue has to learn Safeholdian English before she can venture out among its people.
15th Jul '16 3:08:59 PM Enkida
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* In ''Fanfic/MementoVivere'', a VideoGame/FinalFantasyX fanfiction, this is a main plot point of the story.
2nd Jul '16 12:01:18 PM Xlsfd
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** Sheriff Toothpick from the same game is also stuck in the Wild West. [[spoiler: He gets sentenced to building the railroad, goes deaf and is killed when a train he didn't hear coming runs him over.]]
13th Jun '16 12:27:14 AM Dravencour
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* ''Feng Shui 2'', the upcoming new edition to ''TabletopGame/FengShui'', features Pop-Up Junctures, temporary portals to other places in time. Unlike the four established junctures, the Netherworld portals leading to pop-up junctures only stay open for a limited time, and thus there is a very real chance of getting stranded in another time if you don't make it back to the portal before it closes.

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* ''Feng Shui 2'', the upcoming new edition to ''TabletopGame/FengShui'', features Pop-Up Junctures, temporary portals to other places in time. Unlike the four established junctures, the Netherworld portals leading to pop-up junctures only stay open for a limited time, and thus there is a very real chance of getting stranded in another time if you don't make it back to the portal before it closes.
10th Jun '16 12:11:31 AM Tron80
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* Subverted in ''Fanfic/ThousandShinji'': [[SpaceMarine Khnemu]] was trapped in the past, but he wasn't aware of it -he thought he was trapped in another dimension- and he didn't try to change the timeline since he intended to lie low and merely survive. However his actions -mentoring Shinji Ikari- ''changed'' the past.
6th Jun '16 12:33:11 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''IslandInTheSeaOfTime'' by SMStirling. The island of Nantucket is whisked into 1250 BC, and must contend with Bronze Age cultures and their own crop of power-hungry renegades. This one ''does'' contend with language difficulties, uptime diseases, and so forth; the Nantucketers manage to wipe out huge numbers of Native Americans before they even realize what's going on, because the first party sent to the mainland contains someone with a sniffle. Their language difficulties are moderately eased by the fact that the languages of Europe are, at that point, much closer to still being "Proto-Indo-European"...
* The ''Assiti Shards'' milieu by EricFlint and others. Cast-off shards of transdimensional alien "art" bombard Earth and transpose large chunks of it with other times and places. Several alternate histories are planned in this meta-setting, including ''Time Spike'' (several separate Shard events deposit a modern maximum security prison, the Cherokees on the Trail of Tears, a band of conquistadors, and multiple pre-Columbian Indian settlements into the Cretaceous), ''1776'' (the armies of George Washington and Frederick the Great both find themselves in ancient Rome during the Crisis of the Third Century), and ''By Any Other Name'' (the Assiti themselves make unwilling contact with Elizabethan England), but only two has seen any publishing. The first one has, however, seen a lot:

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* ''IslandInTheSeaOfTime'' ''Literature/IslandInTheSeaOfTime'' by SMStirling. The island of Nantucket is whisked into 1250 BC, and must contend with Bronze Age cultures and their own crop of power-hungry renegades. This one ''does'' contend with language difficulties, uptime diseases, and so forth; the Nantucketers manage to wipe out huge numbers of Native Americans before they even realize what's going on, because the first party sent to the mainland contains someone with a sniffle. Their language difficulties are moderately eased by the fact that the languages of Europe are, at that point, much closer to still being "Proto-Indo-European"...
* The ''Assiti Shards'' milieu by EricFlint Creator/EricFlint and others. Cast-off shards of transdimensional alien "art" bombard Earth and transpose large chunks of it with other times and places. Several alternate histories are planned in this meta-setting, including ''Time Spike'' (several separate Shard events deposit a modern maximum security prison, the Cherokees on the Trail of Tears, a band of conquistadors, and multiple pre-Columbian Indian settlements into the Cretaceous), ''1776'' (the armies of George Washington and Frederick the Great both find themselves in ancient Rome during the Crisis of the Third Century), and ''By Any Other Name'' (the Assiti themselves make unwilling contact with Elizabethan England), but only two has seen any publishing. The first one has, however, seen a lot:
5th Jun '16 12:16:48 AM jormis29
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%%%* ''TotallySpies'': "Stuck in the Middle Ages with You".
* ''TheTick'' and Arthur were stuck millions of years ago for quite a while and got mixed up with time-travellers from the future who were exploiting the Australiopithecenes as resort help.
* Inverted with ''SamuraiJack''. Aku rips open a portal in time and flings the protagonist into the future, where he must find a way to return to the past to undo the temporal damage done by said villain.

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%%%* ''TotallySpies'': ''WesternAnimation/TotallySpies'': "Stuck in the Middle Ages with You".
* ''TheTick'' ''WesternAnimation/TheTick'' and Arthur were stuck millions of years ago for quite a while and got mixed up with time-travellers from the future who were exploiting the Australiopithecenes as resort help.
* Inverted with ''SamuraiJack''.''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack''. Aku rips open a portal in time and flings the protagonist into the future, where he must find a way to return to the past to undo the temporal damage done by said villain.
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.
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