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20th Jun '16 2:52:20 PM margdean56
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* In ''Discworld/NightWatch'', Lu-Tze helps Sam Vimes after he's sent back in time (even as much as telling the other Time Monks he just feels like helping him out) even though they're pretty busy fixing the world's {{Continuity Snarl}}s. It's strongly implied that Vimes was sent back in the fist place because he was over [[AlienGeometries the Library]] when [[Discworld/ThiefOfTime the Glass Clock broke reality]], so Lu-Tze feels somewhat responsible.

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* In ''Discworld/NightWatch'', Lu-Tze helps Sam Vimes after he's sent back in time (even as much as telling the other Time Monks he just feels like helping him out) even though they're pretty busy fixing the world's {{Continuity Snarl}}s. It's strongly implied that Vimes was sent back in the fist first place because he was over [[AlienGeometries the Library]] when [[Discworld/ThiefOfTime the Glass Clock broke reality]], so Lu-Tze feels somewhat responsible.
24th Feb '16 9:48:12 AM LentilSandEater
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* ''Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz''

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23rd Jan '16 9:58:45 AM nombretomado
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* The Three Bald Doctors in StephenKing's ''Literature/{{Insomnia}}''. Two of them, Clothos and Lachesis, were benevolent; the third, Atropos, was decidedly not.

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* The Three Bald Doctors in StephenKing's Creator/StephenKing's ''Literature/{{Insomnia}}''. Two of them, Clothos and Lachesis, were benevolent; the third, Atropos, was decidedly not.
25th Jul '15 11:22:41 AM MFLuder
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* In the short "A Matter of Minutes" from the second incarnation of ''Series/TheTwilightZone'', the foreman of a group of people (played by Adolph Caesar) takes time to explain to a couple who ended up 'outside time' how time really worked, even showing them an animated computer graphic prepared for such an event.

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* In the short "A Matter of Minutes" from the second incarnation of ''Series/TheTwilightZone'', ''Series/TheTwilightZone1985'', the foreman of a group of people (played by Adolph Caesar) takes time to explain to a couple who ended up 'outside time' how time really worked, even showing them an animated computer graphic prepared for such an event.
26th May '15 6:41:16 AM erforce
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* In ''FanFic/MyImmortal'', Ebony briefly ends up trapped in the past until [[Film/BackToTheFuture Marty McFly]] turns up to rescue her.

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* In ''FanFic/MyImmortal'', Ebony briefly ends up trapped in the past until [[Film/BackToTheFuture [[Franchise/BackToTheFuture Marty McFly]] turns up to rescue her.



* ''Film/TheWizardOfOz''

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4th Jan '15 5:54:41 PM nombretomado
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* The Guild of Temporal Adventurers plays this role in some of MichaelMoorcock's stories.

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* The Guild of Temporal Adventurers plays this role in some of MichaelMoorcock's Creator/MichaelMoorcock's stories.
15th Nov '14 10:27:19 PM ultimomant
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Some heroes have the misfortune of ending up in a strange place: maybe in the past, or in a world [[UnPerson where they never existed]] or (if they're really unlucky) a world where they're a completely different person (and their best friend hates their guts, while the villains have them under their thumb). From the narrative's point of view, TheHero's predicament is usually important to ''them'', but mean a lot less in the bigger picture. Luckily, people who are [[TimeTravel thrown back in time]] or TrappedInAnotherWorld will find a member of the TimePolice, another traveler (with more experience) or even a ''god'' who'll help them get safely home. This invokes a bit of FridgeLogic, as anyone who can help them has to be extremely powerful (being capable of travelling to and fro) and is usually implied to have more important things to worry about than one displaced peon (assuming that one person out of place ''isn't'' considered a [[ForWantOfANail serious problem]], of course).

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Some heroes have the misfortune of ending up in a strange place: maybe in the past, or in a world [[UnPerson where they never existed]] or (if they're really unlucky) a world where they're a completely different person (and their best friend hates their guts, while the villains have them under their thumb). From the narrative's point of view, TheHero's predicament is usually important to ''them'', but mean a lot less in the bigger picture. Luckily, people who are [[TimeTravel thrown back in time]] or TrappedInAnotherWorld will find a member of the TimePolice, another traveler (with more experience) or even a ''god'' who'll help them get safely home. This invokes a bit of FridgeLogic, as anyone who can help them has to be extremely powerful (being capable of travelling traveling to and fro) and is usually implied to have more important things to worry about than one displaced peon (assuming that one person out of place ''isn't'' considered a [[ForWantOfANail serious problem]], of course).



This can often be a type of BigGood. If TimeTravel is involved you can expect them to be a member of the TimePolice. This sort of character may overlap with MrExposition. Contrast OrpheanRescue, when the hero fulfils this role for someone else.

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This can often be a type of BigGood. If TimeTravel is involved you can expect them to be a member of the TimePolice. This sort of character may overlap with MrExposition. Contrast OrpheanRescue, when the hero fulfils fulfills this role for someone else.



* In ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' Sailor Pluto is the Soldier of Space-Time and is described as "a goddess, eternally guarding the Portal of Space and Time". Chibi-usa finds her at the gates of time while attemping to go back to the future. Subverted at first, considering she has specific orders NOT to open the gates, [[ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight but she helps anyway]].
* Played with in ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'' when the goddess Othinus decides to deal with Touma Kamijou, the only person who was the potential to stop her. She sends him tumbling through the multiverse, going through several worlds hostile and alien to him, including a world where he's Public Enemy #1, a world where someone else is in his place, and a world where he never existed. She explains that she intends to break his will by showing how insignificant he is in the universe, but he lampshades how she never abandons him and takes time to explain the situation in each world, when all she had to do get rid of him is to abandon him. Eventually, she comes to care for him, pulls a HeelFaceTurn, and returns them to the original world.

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* In ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' Sailor Pluto is the Soldier of Space-Time and is described as "a goddess, eternally guarding the Portal of Space and Time". Chibi-usa finds her at the gates of time while attemping attempting to go back to the future. Subverted at first, considering she has specific orders NOT to open the gates, [[ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight but she helps anyway]].
* Played with in ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'' when the goddess Othinus decides to deal with Touma Kamijou, the only person who was the potential to stop her. She sends him tumbling through the multiverse, going through several worlds hostile and alien to him, including a world where he's Public Enemy #1, a world where someone else is in his place, and a world where he never existed. She explains that she intends to break his will by showing how insignificant he is in the universe, but he lampshades how she never abandons him and takes time to explain the situation in each world, when all she had to do to get rid of him is to abandon him. Eventually, she comes to care for him, pulls a HeelFaceTurn, and returns them to the original world. The Will of the Misaka Network, who has RippleEffectProofMemory, also gives Touma some advice and encouragement.



* In ''FanFic/MyImmortal'', Ebony briefly ends up trapped in the past until [[Film/BackToTheFuture Marty McFly]] turns up to rescue her.

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* In ''FanFic/MyImmortal'', Ebony briefly ends up trapped in the past until [[Film/BackToTheFuture Marty McFly]] turns up to rescue her. her.
* In ''Fanfic/TwistOfFate'', Kuroko and Awaki get trapped in a world where Touma Kamijou was never born, resulting in a CrapsackWorld since he wasn't around to save everybody. A time traveler named Moses arrives and helps them get back, though it takes a lot of work.
11th Nov '14 11:33:59 PM ultimomant
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* Played with in ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'' when the goddess Othinus decides to deal with Touma Kamijou, the only person who was the potential to stop her. She sends him tumbling through the multiverse, going through several worlds hostile and alien to him, including a world where he's Public Enemy #1, a world where someone else is in his place, and a world where he never existed. She explains that she intends to break his will by showing how insignificant he is in the universe, but he lampshades how she never abandons him and takes time to explain the situation in each world. Eventually, she comes to care for him, pulls a HeelFaceTurn, and returns them to the original world.

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* Played with in ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'' when the goddess Othinus decides to deal with Touma Kamijou, the only person who was the potential to stop her. She sends him tumbling through the multiverse, going through several worlds hostile and alien to him, including a world where he's Public Enemy #1, a world where someone else is in his place, and a world where he never existed. She explains that she intends to break his will by showing how insignificant he is in the universe, but he lampshades how she never abandons him and takes time to explain the situation in each world.world, when all she had to do get rid of him is to abandon him. Eventually, she comes to care for him, pulls a HeelFaceTurn, and returns them to the original world.
11th Nov '14 11:29:14 PM ultimomant
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Some heroes have the misfortune of ending up in a strange place: maybe in the past, or in a world [[UnPerson where they never existed]] or (if they're really unlucky) a world where they're a completely different person (and their best friend hates their guts, while the villains have them under their thumb). From the narrative's point of view, TheHero's predicament is usually important to ''them'', but mean a lot less in the bigger picture. Luckily, people who are [[TimeTravel thrown back in time]] or TrappedInAnotherWorld will find a member of the TimePolice, another traveller (with more experience) or even a ''god'' who'll help them get safely home. This invokes a bit of FridgeLogic, as anyone who can help them has to be extremely powerful (being capable of travelling to and fro) and is usually implied to have more important things to worry about than one displaced peon (assuming that one person out of place ''isn't'' considered a [[ForWantOfANail serious problem]], of course).

When dealing with authority figures it can be justified (after all, the ruler of a country still has some responsibility to all their subjects and the police are supposed to serve the public, why should the ruler of a multiverse or the TimePolice be any different?) as well as heroes (a good hero will always help the needy, time travellers should be no exception) however when gods or [[SufficientlyAdvancedAlien other higher beings]] are involved it can invoke a bit of FridgeLogic (although they might have their reasons). The helper in question might not actually be that more powerful than the protagonist, but have a job dealing with much more important problems.

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Some heroes have the misfortune of ending up in a strange place: maybe in the past, or in a world [[UnPerson where they never existed]] or (if they're really unlucky) a world where they're a completely different person (and their best friend hates their guts, while the villains have them under their thumb). From the narrative's point of view, TheHero's predicament is usually important to ''them'', but mean a lot less in the bigger picture. Luckily, people who are [[TimeTravel thrown back in time]] or TrappedInAnotherWorld will find a member of the TimePolice, another traveller traveler (with more experience) or even a ''god'' who'll help them get safely home. This invokes a bit of FridgeLogic, as anyone who can help them has to be extremely powerful (being capable of travelling to and fro) and is usually implied to have more important things to worry about than one displaced peon (assuming that one person out of place ''isn't'' considered a [[ForWantOfANail serious problem]], of course).

When dealing with authority figures it can be justified (after all, the ruler of a country still has some responsibility to all their subjects and the police are supposed to serve the public, why should the ruler of a multiverse or the TimePolice be any different?) as well as heroes (a good hero will always help the needy, time travellers travelers should be no exception) however when gods or [[SufficientlyAdvancedAlien other higher beings]] are involved it can invoke a bit of FridgeLogic (although they might have their reasons). The helper in question might not actually be that more powerful than the protagonist, but have a job dealing with much more important problems.







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* Played with in ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'' when the goddess Othinus decides to deal with Touma Kamijou, the only person who was the potential to stop her. She sends him tumbling through the multiverse, going through several worlds hostile and alien to him, including a world where he's Public Enemy #1, a world where someone else is in his place, and a world where he never existed. She explains that she intends to break his will by showing how insignificant he is in the universe, but he lampshades how she never abandons him and takes time to explain the situation in each world. Eventually, she comes to care for him, pulls a HeelFaceTurn, and returns them to the original world.






























19th Oct '14 2:59:08 AM LordInsane
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* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager''. In "Future's End" ''Voyager'' finally gets back to Earth after falling through a space-time rift, but in 1996. At the end of the episode a member of Starfleet from the future appears to send them back to the correct timeline. Subverted when Captain Janeway asks if they can return to the correct time, but stay on Earth. Citing the Temporal PrimeDirective he has to refuse, and they're [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption sent back to the Delta Quadrant on the other side of the galaxy]].

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* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager''. In "Future's End" ''Voyager'' finally gets back to Earth after falling through a space-time rift, but in 1996. At the end of the episode a member of Starfleet from the future appears to send them back to the correct timeline.timeline (they get a bit worried at first, since the entire thing had started with the same future Starfleet member showing up and trying to destroy ''Voyager''). Subverted when Captain Janeway asks if they can return to the correct time, but stay on Earth. Citing the Temporal PrimeDirective he has to refuse, and they're [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption sent back to the Delta Quadrant on the other side of the galaxy]].
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