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* The basic concept of Creator/MargaretPetersonHaddix's Series ''The Missing'' follows young siblings Jonah and Katherine as they [[spoiler:travel back in time after learning that Jonah, along with 36 other children, are actually famous individuals from the past that experianced early deaths, and that they were removed from time to be saved from an impending death and sold off in a future by smugglers. However, this caused a ripple across time that led to the present and future not following the "proper timeline."]] In the series, Jonah and Katherine [[spoiler:must return the children to their rightful places in the timeline,]] but they trick time by [[spoiler: time travelling away with the person who was meant to die at the last second, slowly creating a Main/StableTimeLoop with each child "returned."]]
11th Nov '16 12:44:08 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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* Doing this is the climax of the ''Literature/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban''. They're trying to save the hippogriff Buckbeak, who their past selves heard be executed by axe. Future Harry and Hermione manage to save Buckbeak, and the axe noise their past selves heard turns out to be the executioner hitting something else in frustration.
18th Sep '16 11:04:10 AM Kalaong
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** Harry does something similar by accident. He tries to answer a math problem by forcing a time loop that would stabilize only at the correct answer, and all he gets is a note (presumably from his future self) saying "'''''DO NOT MESS WITH TIME.'''''" He then plants the note and resolves not to come back to that research for a long time.

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** Harry does something similar by accident. He tries to answer a math problem by forcing a time loop that would stabilize only at the correct answer, and all he gets is a note (presumably from his future self) saying saying, in ''extremely'' shaky handwriting, "'''''DO NOT MESS WITH TIME.'''''" He then plants replicates the note perfectly due to his shaking hands and resolves not to come back to that research for a long time.
14th Sep '16 12:43:19 PM BigJaredMonkey
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* At one point in the history of the ''Roleplay/GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse'', a time traveler "rescued" Freddy Mercury by bringing Mercury forward to a point where a cure for HIV/AIDS was developed. The time traveler covered up his interference by leaving a very convincing cloned body behind to "die" in Mercury's place.
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9th Sep '16 12:09:22 AM SSJMagus
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* Though [[YouAlreadyChangedThePast the past is unchangeable]] in ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'', naturally [[MagnificentBastard Xanatos]] is able to work around this and create a StableTimeLoop in his favor. On a trip to the past, he gives two period coins to the Illuminati, along [[WriteBackToTheFuture with a letter]]. The coins are like pennies in the past, but by the present they're very valuable and are the coins that started his fortune. The letter of course, is to tell him to do just that, and then go back in time and maintain the loop when the opportunity presents itself.
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9th Aug '16 7:14:09 AM narm00
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* ''ComicBook/BoosterGold'': Booster has done this twice: once in the comic ''52'', in which he fakes his own death by retrieving his future corpse and replacing himself with it (with the help of Rip Hunter). The second time was in his own comic, in which he [[spoiler: prevents Ted Kord's death at the hands of Maxwell Lord with the help of three other ComicBook/{{Blue Beetle}}s]]. Unfortunately it doesn't work, and he returns to the present to find it's a BadFuture. However, [[spoiler: Beetle himself seems to have found a way around this as WordOfGod confirms that it is him in his old lab at the end of the issue.]]
* In ''ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica'', the Hourman of the 853rd century pulls the original out of the battle where he died and replaces him, using holograms to disguise himself. It gets better, because that villain is the same who "killed" him the past, when he replaced the original Hourman. His team-mate Atom-Smasher does a nastier one with the same villain, switching him in for his mother on a doomed airplane flight.

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* ''ComicBook/BoosterGold'': Booster has done this twice: once in the comic ''52'', ''ComicBook/FiftyTwo'', in which he fakes his own death by retrieving his future corpse and replacing himself with it (with the help of Rip Hunter). The second time was in volume 2 of his own comic, in which he [[spoiler: prevents Ted Kord's death at the hands of Maxwell Lord with the help of three other ComicBook/{{Blue Beetle}}s]]. Unfortunately it doesn't work, and he returns to the present to find it's a BadFuture. BadFuture, and he needs to SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong. However, [[spoiler: Beetle Ted himself seems to have found a way around this this, as WordOfGod confirms that it is him in his old lab at the end of the issue.arc, though it doesn't get any major follow-up before ''ComicBook/{{Flashpoint}}'' rewrites everything.]]
* In ''ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica'', the Hourman of the 853rd century pulls the original out of the battle where he died and replaces him, using holograms to disguise himself. It gets better, because that villain is the same who "killed" him in the past, when he replaced the original Hourman. His team-mate Atom-Smasher does a nastier one with the same villain, switching him in for his mother on a doomed airplane flight.



* In ''ComicBook/FantasticFour: The End'', set in a possible future flashbacks give the idea that the children of Reed and Sue died in a catastrophic explosion going up against Doctor Doom, only to find out that the magical device being sought by Susan Richards allows for them to pull everyone into their present leaving it to only appear that everyone died in the explosion and preserving the timeline without spawning any alternates.

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* In ''ComicBook/FantasticFour: The End'', set in a possible future future, flashbacks give the idea that the children of Reed and Sue died in a catastrophic explosion going up against Doctor Doom, only to find out that the magical device being sought by Susan Richards allows for them to pull everyone into their present leaving it to only appear that everyone died in the explosion and preserving the timeline without spawning any alternates.
8th Aug '16 5:41:47 PM StFan
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* In one ''[[ArchieComics Jughead's Time Police]]'' story, Jughead gets a message from his future self to save Riverdale from a flood. However, eight centuries later, it's a historic fact that Riverdale was hit by a flood. How can Jughead save Riverdale without altering history? Since the 'fact' is based on a headline dug up by future archeologists, all Jughead does is create that headline to be dug up later. That way, he can avert disaster without changing the future.

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* In one ''[[ArchieComics ''[[Franchise/ArchieComics Jughead's Time Police]]'' story, Jughead gets a message from his future self to save Riverdale from a flood. However, eight centuries later, it's a historic fact that Riverdale was hit by a flood. How can Jughead save Riverdale without altering history? Since the 'fact' "fact" is based on a headline dug up by future archeologists, all Jughead does is create that headline to be dug up later. That way, he can avert disaster without changing the future.
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* In ''HarryPotterAndTheMethodsOfRationality'', Dumbledore freely messes with time in this way in order to keep from messing with time in ways that create a time-wasting paradox. When preparing for a trip which may involve doing something that he doesn't yet know will cause a paradox, he casually glances at a specific brick in a wall. If there is a note taped to the brick that says "'''NO.'''", he cancels his trip and instead goes back just long enough to leave the note before going off to figure out why he had to cancel the trip.
** Harry did something similar by accident. He tried to answer a math problem by forcing a time loop that would stabilize only at the correct answer, and all he got was a note (presumably from his future self) saying "'''''DO NOT MESS WITH TIME.'''''" He then planted the note and resolved not to come back to that research for a long time.

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* In ''HarryPotterAndTheMethodsOfRationality'', ''Fanfic/HarryPotterAndTheMethodsOfRationality'':
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Dumbledore freely messes with time in this way in order to keep from messing with time in ways that create a time-wasting paradox. When preparing for a trip which may involve doing something that he doesn't yet know will cause a paradox, he casually glances at a specific brick in a wall. If there is a note taped to the brick that says "'''NO.'''", he cancels his trip and instead goes back just long enough to leave the note before going off to figure out why he had to cancel the trip.
** Harry did does something similar by accident. He tried tries to answer a math problem by forcing a time loop that would stabilize only at the correct answer, and all he got was gets is a note (presumably from his future self) saying "'''''DO NOT MESS WITH TIME.'''''" He then planted plants the note and resolved resolves not to come back to that research for a long time.



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** In the first ''Film/BackToTheFuture'', [[spoiler:Doc does this by wearing a bullet-proof vest when the Libyan terrorists shoot him. He doesn't tell Marty this until after Marty comes back.]] The plot of the entire film is a semi-successful attempt to do this, since Mr Baines still doesn't hit George with the car, but the timing of major events in George and Lorraine's relationship post-dance is otherwise the same (they live in the same house, have the same number of children at the same time with the same personalities and so on).

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** In the first ''Film/BackToTheFuture'', [[spoiler:Doc does this by wearing a bullet-proof vest when the Libyan terrorists shoot him. He doesn't tell Marty this until after Marty comes back.]] The plot of the entire film is a semi-successful attempt to do this, since Mr Mr. Baines still doesn't hit George with the car, but the timing of major events in George and Lorraine's relationship post-dance is otherwise the same (they live in the same house, have the same number of children at the same time with the same personalities and so on).



** Marty suggests in ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartIII'' that they bring Clara Clayton back to the future with them - which would remove her from 1885, where she's supposed to be have died by falling into "Clayton Ravine". Doc rejects this as a step too far - but the filmmakers have suggested that if [[spoiler: Doc had appeared to go over the edge of the ravine when the train crashed]] Clara may have killed herself by jumping into the ravine, removing herself from the timeline and causing it to be named after her after all.
*** [[WordOfGod The filmmakers]] do state that Doc himself created a Tricked Out Time situation with the Clayton Ravine in the first revision to that timeline: originally, Clara's carriage went over the ravine, resulting in the name; in the revised timeline where Doc saved her (but where Marty was never present), she committed suicide by jumping into the ravine after Doc was killed by Buford, resulting in the name. This is used to explain why both Doc and Marty know of the ravine by that name.

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** Marty suggests in ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartIII'' that they bring Clara Clayton back to the future with them - -- which would remove her from 1885, where she's supposed to be have died by falling into "Clayton Ravine". Doc rejects this as a step too far - -- but the filmmakers have suggested that if [[spoiler: Doc [[spoiler:Doc had appeared to go over the edge of the ravine when the train crashed]] Clara may have killed herself by jumping into the ravine, removing herself from the timeline and causing it to be named after her after all.
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all. [[WordOfGod The filmmakers]] do state that Doc himself created a Tricked Out Time situation with the Clayton Ravine in the first revision to that timeline: originally, Clara's carriage went over the ravine, resulting in the name; in the revised timeline where Doc saved her (but where Marty was never present), she committed suicide by jumping into the ravine after Doc was killed by Buford, resulting in the name. This is used to explain why both Doc and Marty know of the ravine by that name.






* Invoked repeatedly in ''Discworld/TheScienceOfDiscworld'' books, especially the third book in which the UU wizards and the Auditors of Reality have a mini-Time War over ''The Origin Of Species'' that will decide Roundworld-humanity's fate.
* This is the whole point of ''Discworld/NightWatch'': Past Sam Vimes's mentor dies too early, so future Vimes must stand in and take his spot mentoring himself. As long as he gets it close enough, everything will snap back into the way things were before the past was messed up.

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Invoked repeatedly in ''Discworld/TheScienceOfDiscworld'' books, especially the third book in which the UU wizards and the Auditors of Reality have a mini-Time War over ''The Origin Of of Species'' that will decide Roundworld-humanity's fate.
* ** This is the whole point of ''Discworld/NightWatch'': Past Sam Vimes's mentor dies too early, so future Vimes must stand in and take his spot mentoring himself. As long as he gets it close enough, everything will snap back into the way things were before the past was messed up.



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* The ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'' episode "Self Made Man" is a text book example of this trope. [[spoiler:In it, a terminator sent back in time to the year 2010 to assassinate the Governor of California during the re-opening ceremony of an historic building in downtown LA accidentally arrives 90 years too early, inadvertently disrupting the chain of events which were to lead to said building's construction in the first place. The terminator then spent the next several decades building his own real estate enterprise from the ground up for the sole purpose of ensuring the construction of this building would proceed as it would have without his original interference. He then proceeded to hibernate in one of the building's walls, gun in hand, intent upon carrying out his mission as originally planned. Luckily, Cameron stopped him.]]
* In the ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' episode "Past Tense", Sisko inadvertently travels back in time to just before a historically significant riot. When the Gabriel Bell, who led the riots, dies trying to protect him, Sisko assumes his identity and does the things that history says Bell did. History also says that Bell ''dies'' in the riots, [[spoiler:which Sisko gets around by simply planting his ID on a corpse in the aftermath]]. When he gets back, Starfleet calls him up wanting to know exactly why the history books have changed to feature Sisko's picture in them, but then, they've got a time travel division specifically watching for this sort of thing.
** This led to a recurring gag as characters like Bashir and Nog keep noticing Sisko's photograph whenever they were reading about Earth history, only to dismiss Bell and Sisko's odd resemblance to each other.
** Another episode had a Bajoran poet who was listed as having disappeared centuries ago, leaving a poem unfinished. He appeared in the present by coming out of the wormhole, and after he went back through the wormhole to his own time at the end of the episode, history now lists him living to a ripe old age, finishing the poem, and writing several others afterwards. Kira is somewhat nonplussed that she can simultaneously remember studying the poem in its unfinished and finished states, and Sisko concludes that the wormhole aliens that caused it were screwing with them.

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* The ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'' episode "Self Made Man" is a text book textbook example of this trope. [[spoiler:In it, a terminator sent back in time to the year 2010 to assassinate the Governor of California during the re-opening ceremony of an historic building in downtown LA accidentally arrives 90 years too early, inadvertently disrupting the chain of events which were to lead to said building's construction in the first place. The terminator then spent spends the next several decades building his own real estate enterprise from the ground up for the sole purpose of ensuring the construction of this building would proceed as it would have without his original interference. He then proceeded proceeds to hibernate in one of the building's walls, gun in hand, intent upon carrying out his mission as originally planned. Luckily, Cameron stopped stops him.]]
* ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'':
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In the ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' episode "Past Tense", Sisko inadvertently travels back in time to just before a historically significant riot. When the Gabriel Bell, who led the riots, dies trying to protect him, Sisko assumes his identity and does the things that history says Bell did. History also says that Bell ''dies'' in the riots, [[spoiler:which Sisko gets around by simply planting his ID on a corpse in the aftermath]]. When he gets back, Starfleet calls him up wanting to know exactly why the history books have changed to feature Sisko's picture in them, but then, they've got a time travel division specifically watching for this sort of thing.
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thing. This led to a recurring gag as characters like Bashir and Nog keep noticing Sisko's photograph whenever they were reading about Earth history, only to dismiss Bell and Sisko's odd resemblance to each other.
** Another episode had has a Bajoran poet who was is listed as having disappeared centuries ago, leaving a poem unfinished. He appeared appears in the present by coming out of the wormhole, and after he went goes back through the wormhole to his own time at the end of the episode, history now lists him living to a ripe old age, finishing the poem, and writing several others afterwards. Kira is somewhat nonplussed that she can simultaneously remember studying the poem in its unfinished and finished states, and Sisko concludes that the wormhole aliens that caused it were screwing with them.



*** The new series episode [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E8FathersDay "Father's Day"]] is all about this trope. You can visit the exact same point in time repeatedly so long as you don't make [[NeverTheSelvesShallMeet your past self]] experience something you don't remember experiencing.
*** Though not part of any of the TV series, this would have added an interesting angle to the Doctor's position in the future episode [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E2TheFiresOfPompeii "The Fires of Pompeii"]]. He's in denial about why he can't try to save the city.

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*** The new series episode [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E8FathersDay "Father's Day"]] "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E8FathersDay Father's Day]]" is all about this trope. You can visit the exact same point in time repeatedly so long as you don't make [[NeverTheSelvesShallMeet your past self]] experience something you don't remember experiencing.
*** Though not part of any of the TV series, this would have added an interesting angle to the Doctor's position in the future episode [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E2TheFiresOfPompeii "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E2TheFiresOfPompeii The Fires of Pompeii"]].Pompeii]]". He's in denial about why he can't try to save the city.



*** Invoked by the Doctor in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E5TheAngelsTakeManhattan "The Angels take Manhattan"]] when he explains that once you see the future it becomes fixed in time.

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*** Invoked by the Doctor in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E5TheAngelsTakeManhattan "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E5TheAngelsTakeManhattan The Angels take Manhattan"]] Take Manhattan]]" when he explains that once you see the future it becomes fixed in time.



*** ''The Doctor Dances'' has a minor one. When the Doctor blows up the Chulan warship ([[spoiler: which is an ambulance]]) he mmentions that "History said there was an explosion here". Originally, this was caused by a bomb, but Captain Jack got rid of that.
*** In ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E12HellBent Hell Bent]]'', the Doctor [[spoiler:pulls a ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'' on Clara, whose death is a fixed point in space and time. The Doctor uses LoopholeAbuse to pluck her from immediately before this time. She will have to return to this point in time eventually, but she is immortal (and will not age) until she chooses to do so.]]

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*** ''The "The Doctor Dances'' Dances" has a minor one. When the Doctor blows up the Chulan warship ([[spoiler: which ([[spoiler:which is an ambulance]]) he mmentions mentions that "History said there was an explosion here". Originally, this was caused by a bomb, but Captain Jack got rid of that.
*** In ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E12HellBent "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E12HellBent Hell Bent]]'', Bent]]", the Doctor [[spoiler:pulls a ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'' on Clara, whose death is a fixed point in space and time. The Doctor uses LoopholeAbuse to pluck her from immediately before this time. She will have to return to this point in time eventually, but she is immortal (and will not age) until she chooses to do so.]]






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* This is the standard way to resolve a paradox caused by Narcissists in the TabletopRPG ''TabletopGame/{{Continuum}}''. Worthy of note is the fact that ''Continuum'' ideology is that ''all'' apparent paradoxes are inevitably resolved this way, and that no real change in history has ever existed or can ever exist. Since causing temporal paradoxes is a main form of time-traveler combat, hypnotism is a survival skill and major historical figures have understudies.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Continuum}}'':
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This is the standard way to resolve a paradox caused by Narcissists in the TabletopRPG ''TabletopGame/{{Continuum}}''.Narcissists. Worthy of note is the fact that ''Continuum'' ideology is that ''all'' apparent paradoxes are inevitably resolved this way, and that no real change in history has ever existed or can ever exist. Since causing temporal paradoxes is a main form of time-traveler combat, hypnotism is a survival skill and major historical figures have understudies.



* The old ''{{GURPS}}'' supplement ''Time Travel'' featured a time agency that worked off the principle that it didn't happen unless someone from their present saw it happen. As noted in other examples, looking away when a friend is about to die is standard operating procedure as it leaves a loophole that may allow them to be saved. Many missions involve standing in the crowd at a historical moment so as to watch it happen and "fix" it in place against future tampering.

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* The old ''{{GURPS}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}'' supplement ''Time Travel'' featured a time agency that worked off the principle that it didn't happen unless someone from their present saw it happen. As noted in other examples, looking away when a friend is about to die is standard operating procedure as it leaves a loophole that may allow them to be saved. Many missions involve standing in the crowd at a historical moment so as to watch it happen and "fix" it in place against future tampering.
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* In the first ''{{Suikoden}}'' game, the hero's friend/servant sacrifices himself by locking himself in the same room as a flesh-eating fungus to save the hero. When the hero gets back to the room, no trace of the servant remains; it's assumed that he was completely consumed. However, if you get all of the Stars of Destiny, it's possible to time travel back and whisk him back to the future; his disappearance being explained that way.

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* In the first ''{{Suikoden}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Suikoden}}'' game, the hero's friend/servant sacrifices himself by locking himself in the same room as a flesh-eating fungus to save the hero. When the hero gets back to the room, no trace of the servant remains; it's assumed that he was completely consumed. However, if you get all of the Stars of Destiny, it's possible to time travel back and whisk him back to the future; his disappearance being explained that way.



* ''VisualNovel/{{Ever17}}'': All attempts to save all of the protagonists result in a TemporalParadox. So... [[spoiler:Blick Winkel manipulates them into [[HumanPopsicle cryogenic suspension]] and BrainUploading in order to have their "deaths" not be permanent.]]

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* ''VisualNovel/{{Ever17}}'': ''VisualNovel/Ever17'': All attempts to save all of the protagonists result in a TemporalParadox. So... [[spoiler:Blick Winkel manipulates them into [[HumanPopsicle cryogenic suspension]] and BrainUploading in order to have their "deaths" not be permanent.]]



* ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' has a series of dungeons called the Caverns of Time, each of which involves a different past event from previous games or lore. In every case adversaries throw history off the rails and it's up to the group to set things right - or at least, close enough. LaserGuidedAmnesia makes certain that the original apparent history remains, whether it happened or not.
** One of those is "The Culling of Stratholme" where you have to assist Arthas wiping out the infected population that is being turned into undead by the Scourge as the Infinite Dragonflight attempts to kill him so he won't go to Northrend and become the Lich King. FridgeLogic suggests it would be a good idea to allow one of Azeroth's greatest monsters to die before his StartOfDarkness, however HitlersTimeTravelExemptionAct seems to apply to his dark genesis.
*** The canon reason for letting The Culling go as written in history, was that without it, the undead forces would have gotten a massive increase in their forces from the denizens of the city, and would have been far stronger in the final battle on Mount Hyjal, winning that fight.
* Is the idea behind one of the endings of the time-traveling VisualNovel ''VisualNovel/SteinsGate'' [[spoiler:(the true ending, actually)]].
** To elaborate: [[spoiler: In the Beta timeline, it's a fixed event that Okabe see Kurisu dead in a pool of blood. However, in the True Ending, after messing up once, Okabe knocks out Kurisu and uses his own blood (he was stabbed earlier) in order to make it ''look'' like she died to his past self.]]

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* ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'':
** The game
has a series of dungeons called the Caverns of Time, each of which involves a different past event from previous games or lore. In every case adversaries throw history off the rails and it's up to the group to set things right - -- or at least, close enough. LaserGuidedAmnesia makes certain that the original apparent history remains, whether it happened or not.
** One of those is "The Culling of Stratholme" where you have to assist Arthas wiping out the infected population that is being turned into undead by the Scourge as the Infinite Dragonflight attempts to kill him so he won't go to Northrend and become the Lich King. FridgeLogic suggests it would be a good idea to allow one of Azeroth's greatest monsters to die before his StartOfDarkness, however HitlersTimeTravelExemptionAct seems to apply to his dark genesis.
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genesis. The canon reason for letting The Culling go as written in history, was that without it, the undead forces would have gotten a massive increase in their forces from the denizens of the city, and would have been far stronger in the final battle on Mount Hyjal, winning that fight.
* Is the idea behind one of the endings of the time-traveling VisualNovel ''VisualNovel/SteinsGate'' [[spoiler:(the true ending, actually)]].
** To elaborate: [[spoiler: In the Beta timeline, it's a fixed event that Okabe see Kurisu dead in a pool of blood. However, in the True Ending, after messing up once, Okabe knocks out Kurisu and uses his own blood (he was stabbed earlier) in order to make it ''look'' like she died to his past self.]]
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* Is the idea behind one of the endings of the time-traveling VisualNovel ''VisualNovel/SteinsGate'' [[spoiler:(the true ending, actually)]]. To elaborate: [[spoiler: In the Beta timeline, it's a fixed event that Okabe see Kurisu dead in a pool of blood. However, in the True Ending, after messing up once, Okabe knocks out Kurisu and uses his own blood (he was stabbed earlier) in order to make it ''look'' like she died to his past self.]]
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* In a side story of ''{{Webcomic/Erfworld}}'', King Posbrake of Numloch attempts the "prophetic vision" variant.
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* In a side story of ''{{Webcomic/Erfworld}}'', ''Webcomic/{{Erfworld}}'', King Posbrake of Numloch attempts the "prophetic vision" variant.
* ''{{Starslip}}''''Webcomic/{{Starslip}}''



-->"I've always been proud of you. Sorry I pretended to be your father for the past thirty years so I could get past this door."

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-->"I've --->"I've always been proud of you. Sorry I pretended to be your father for the past thirty years so I could get past this door."



* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'': [[PlayingWithATrope Played with]]. Appearifiers can snatch people and items from other points in time, but only if they've played out their part and have nothing important to do, which would cause a paradox. If that would be the case (for instance, Rose attempts to Appearify Jasper before he can tell his terrible secret) the machine instead generates an ectoplasmic ghost image... which can be used to extract genetic material to create a clone of the original. But the clone is almost always mutated and damaged in one way or another... and when it's actually a perfect copy, that means it's destined to be sent back in time and turn out to be the original in a complex StableTimeLoop. Confused yet?\\
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* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'': [[PlayingWithATrope Played with]]. Appearifiers can snatch people and items from other points in time, but only if they've played out their part and have nothing important to do, which would cause a paradox. If that would be the case (for instance, Rose attempts to Appearify Jasper before he can tell his terrible secret) the machine instead generates an ectoplasmic ghost image... which can be used to extract genetic material to create a clone of the original. But the clone is almost always mutated and damaged in one way or another... and when it's actually a perfect copy, that means it's destined to be sent back in time and turn out to be the original in a complex StableTimeLoop. Confused yet?\\
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-->''''Jughead:''' Since we can't '''change''' history, we'll have to '''fool''' history! It'll be the '''con job''' of the century! Er, I mean '''centuries!'''

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-->''''Jughead:''' -->'''Jughead:''' Since we can't '''change''' history, we'll have to '''fool''' history! It'll be the '''con job''' of the century! Er, I mean '''centuries!'''
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* ''ComicBook/BoosterGold'': Booster has done this twice: once in the comic ''52'', in which he fakes his own death by retrieving his future corpse and replacing himself with it (with the help of Rip Hunter). The second time was in his own comic, in which he [[spoiler: prevents Ted Kord's death at the hands of Maxwell Lord with the help of three other ComicBook/{{Blue Beetle}}s]]. Unfortunately it doesn't work, and he returns to the present to find it's a BadFuture. However, [[spoiler: Beetle himself seems to have found a way around this as WordofGod confirms that it is him in his old lab at the end of the issue.]]

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* ''ComicBook/BoosterGold'': Booster has done this twice: once in the comic ''52'', in which he fakes his own death by retrieving his future corpse and replacing himself with it (with the help of Rip Hunter). The second time was in his own comic, in which he [[spoiler: prevents Ted Kord's death at the hands of Maxwell Lord with the help of three other ComicBook/{{Blue Beetle}}s]]. Unfortunately it doesn't work, and he returns to the present to find it's a BadFuture. However, [[spoiler: Beetle himself seems to have found a way around this as WordofGod WordOfGod confirms that it is him in his old lab at the end of the issue.]]
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