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23rd Oct '17 8:00:04 AM YenSid13
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** Averted when Undertaker was defeated by Brock lesnar at Wrestlemania 30 thus ending the Streak. Undertaker would be defeated a second time by Roman Reigns at Wrestlemania 33 before retiring.
10th Oct '17 10:14:11 PM NESBoy
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-->'''Timmy:''' NO! This is exactly what I was ''trying! To! Prevent!''

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-->'''Timmy:''' NO! This is exactly what I was ''trying! To! Prevent!''''trying... to... prevent!''



-->'''Goliath''': "If I did not fear the damage you would do to the time stream, I would leave you here."
-->'''Xanatos''': "But you won't, because you didn't. Time travel is funny like that."

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-->'''Goliath''': "If -->'''Goliath:''' If I did not fear the damage you would do to the time stream, I would leave you here."
-->'''Xanatos''': "But
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'''Xanatos:''' But
you won't, because you didn't. Time travel is funny like that."



** In a way, Raven kind of retroactively says ScrewDestiny. She realizes the [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt prophecy]] only came true because she let it, [[SelfFulfillingProphecy (having given up fighting because she thought it wouldn't go any good)]], and then turns the DeusExMachina UpToEleven.

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** In a way, Raven kind of retroactively says ScrewDestiny. She realizes the [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt prophecy]] only came true because she let it, [[SelfFulfillingProphecy (having it ([[SelfFulfillingProphecy having given up fighting because she thought it wouldn't go any good)]], good]]), and then turns the DeusExMachina UpToEleven.



* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/JacobTwoTwo'' starts with Jacob accidentally destroying his older brother's priceless, never-been-played Beatles record, and discovering a time machine that will let him go back to when he broke it. But every single time he tries to fix it, things turn out ''worse'', culminating in their ''[[DisasterDominoes entire house being destroyed]]'' (along with the record). Jacob finally gives up trying to save the record, and uses the time machine one last time to recreate the original incident (where just the record is broken and nothing else). And then he happens upon another copy of ''I want to Hold Your Hand''. Yay! [[spoiler:And then Daniel accidentally breaks that copy, too.]]

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* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/JacobTwoTwo'' starts with Jacob accidentally destroying his older brother's priceless, never-been-played Beatles record, and discovering a time machine that will let him go back to when he broke it. But every single time he tries to fix it, things turn out ''worse'', culminating in their ''[[DisasterDominoes entire house being destroyed]]'' (along with the record). Jacob finally gives up trying to save the record, and uses the time machine one last time to recreate the original incident (where just the record is broken and nothing else). And then he happens upon another copy of ''I want to Hold Your Hand''. Yay! [[spoiler:And [[spoiler:[[YankTheDogsChain And then Daniel accidentally breaks that copy, too.]]]]]]



-->'''Chaos:''' To always win against such odds, Fate must have smiled on you.
-->'''Aladdin:''' Well, I try not to...brag...
-->'''Chaos:''' But I never liked Fate. Predestination goes against the grain. Besides, he cheats at cards. But if Fate has decreed that Aladdin always wins, what can I do? I mean, where’s the unpredictability in that? I’ve got it! Allow me to produce a little scenario I call “EvilTwin”. I have no problem with Aladdin winning all his battles. The question is, which Aladdin?

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-->'''Chaos:''' To always win against such odds, Fate must have smiled on you.
-->'''Aladdin:'''
you.\\
'''Aladdin:'''
Well, I try not to...brag...
-->'''Chaos:'''
brag...\\
'''Chaos:'''
But I never liked Fate. Predestination goes against the grain. Besides, he cheats at cards. But if Fate has decreed that Aladdin always wins, what can I do? I mean, where’s the unpredictability in that? I’ve got it! Allow me to produce a little scenario I call “EvilTwin”."EvilTwin". I have no problem with Aladdin winning all his battles. The question is, which Aladdin?



** In the season 3 finale, the mane 6 sans Twilight have had their cutie marks accidentally switched by the latter and are forced to perform the task each cutie mark brings, it being their supposed fate to do so. [[spoiler:Subverted when everything goes back to normal.]]

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** In the season 3 finale, the mane 6 sans Twilight Twilight's main friends have had their cutie marks Cutie Marks accidentally switched by the latter and are forced to perform the task each cutie mark Cutie Mark brings, it being their supposed fate to do so. [[spoiler:Subverted when everything goes back to normal.]]
10th Oct '17 10:04:09 PM NESBoy
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* PlayedForLaughs in ''SouthPark'', in the 'Pandemic' two-parter. The kids rope Craig into becoming a member of their Peruvian flute band and end up in a hidden Peruvian temple as giant Guinea-pigs try to take over the world. They see a picture of Craig on a temple wall and insist that he's part of a prophecy to defeat them, so he ''has'' to keep going. Even the evil Guinea-Pirate calls him TheChosenOne. Craig decides he's had enough, and tries to prove that he does have a choice, and that you can just walk away - pretty gutsy when you're a kid and it's five against one. Except in doing so, he steps on a stone that leads to him defeating the evil Guinea-Pirate. Sorry Craig, but you're going to have lasers shooting out of your eyes whether you like it or not.

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* PlayedForLaughs in ''SouthPark'', ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'', in the 'Pandemic' two-parter. The kids rope Craig into becoming a member of their Peruvian flute band and end up in a hidden Peruvian temple as giant Guinea-pigs try to take over the world. They see a picture of Craig on a temple wall and insist that he's part of a prophecy to defeat them, so he ''has'' to keep going. Even the evil Guinea-Pirate calls him TheChosenOne. Craig decides he's had enough, and tries to prove that he does have a choice, and that you can just walk away - pretty gutsy when you're a kid and it's five against one. Except in doing so, he steps on a stone that leads to him defeating the evil Guinea-Pirate. Sorry Craig, but you're going to have lasers shooting out of your eyes whether you like it or not.
29th Sep '17 6:34:24 PM Tightwire
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* PlayedForLaughs in the ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' "Pandemic" two-parter. [[DeadpanSnarker Craig]] gets dragged into the main boys' latest scheme, which gets them sent to a Peruvian jungle while [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext giant guinea pigs attack the rest of the world]]. They eventually come across some kind of ancient temple with carvings that imply that Craig is TheChosenOne who can end the crisis. However, he is sick the others getting themselves deeper and deeper into trouble, announces that he doesn't care about this mystery, and simply tries to walk home. Naturally, he walks right to where the villain is and defeats him entirely by accident, to his own annoyance.

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* PlayedForLaughs in ''SouthPark'', in the ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' "Pandemic" 'Pandemic' two-parter. [[DeadpanSnarker Craig]] gets dragged The kids rope Craig into the main boys' latest scheme, which gets them sent to becoming a member of their Peruvian jungle while [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext giant guinea pigs attack the rest of the world]]. They eventually come across some kind of ancient flute band and end up in a hidden Peruvian temple with carvings that imply that as giant Guinea-pigs try to take over the world. They see a picture of Craig is TheChosenOne who can end the crisis. However, he is sick the others getting themselves deeper on a temple wall and deeper into trouble, announces insist that he's part of a prophecy to defeat them, so he doesn't care about this mystery, ''has'' to keep going. Even the evil Guinea-Pirate calls him TheChosenOne. Craig decides he's had enough, and simply tries to prove that he does have a choice, and that you can just walk home. Naturally, away - pretty gutsy when you're a kid and it's five against one. Except in doing so, he walks right steps on a stone that leads to where him defeating the villain is and defeats him entirely by accident, evil Guinea-Pirate. Sorry Craig, but you're going to his own annoyance. have lasers shooting out of your eyes whether you like it or not.
3rd Sep '17 7:08:50 AM morane
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** In the aftermath of Nirnaeth Arnoedia, Huor (Man) prophesied to Turgon (Elf) that new hope would spring from the two of them, saying "...from you and from me a new star will arise." This later proved to be true, for his son Tuor wedded Turgon's daughter Idril, and their son was Eärendil The Mariner, who sailed to Undying Lands to plead mercy for Two Kindreds. Eärendil himself was set to sail to sky with Silmaril on his ship, thus becoming the Morningstar.
29th Aug '17 4:15:54 PM LinTaylor
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* ''Manga/MyMonsterSecret'' has several time-traveling characters join the cast, coming from a BadFuture that's partly comical (the world is ruled by perverted women and their masochistic male followers and the protagonists are part of LaResistance dedicated to restoring some modicum of decency and modesty) and partly legitimately tragic ([[spoiler:most of the cast didn't get their happy endings, becoming depressed and lonely adults]]). They tell the present-day characters that nobody who's time traveled has ever successfully managed to change the past...but this only serves as motivation for them to try even harder.
10th Aug '17 10:19:34 PM EnhanceByTorch
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* In the WebOriginal/KingDragonCanon, Dennis plays a Telltale-Games-esque version of the game, but due to a PlotlineDeath in the original, a certain choice reeks of ButThouMust (Much to his dismay.)
7th Aug '17 4:00:27 PM Manny20444
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* The ''[[WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Justice League Unlimited]]'' episode "Epilogue" (also a FullyAbsorbedFinale for ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'') has former CADMUS leader Amanda Waller explaining to Terry how her branch engineered his entire life to be the next Batman, from arranging for him to be conceived with Bruce Wayne's DNA instead of his actual father's, to setting up the DeathByOriginStory of his parents. The assassin they contracted for that purpose refused to go through with it, leaving the [=McGinnis=] family alive. Fate had other plans, however and Terry's father was later murdered by Derek Powers, coincidentally around the same time that Terry met the aged Bruce Wayne and managed to connect the dots about his identity as the former Batman.
** On the other hand, the very same episode emphasizes the choice Terry had in becoming who he is and how he's grown, considering the vast number of psychopathic or self-destructive nut-jobs CADMUS also ended up creating. It may have been fate that turned Terry into Batman, but it's Terry himself that became a hero.



* The ''[[WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Justice League Unlimited]]'' episode "Epilogue" (also a FullyAbsorbedFinale for ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'') has former CADMUS leader Amanda Waller explaining to Terry how her branch engineered his entire life to be the next Batman, from arranging for him to be conceived with Bruce Wayne's DNA instead of his actual father's, to setting up the DeathByOriginStory of his parents. The assassin they contracted for that purpose refused to go through with it, leaving the [=McGinnis=] family alive. Fate had other plans, however and Terry's father was later murdered by Derek Powers, coincidentally around the same time that Terry met the aged Bruce Wayne and managed to connect the dots about his identity as the former Batman.
** On the other hand, the very same episode emphasizes the choice Terry had in becoming who he is and how he's grown, considering the vast number of psychopathic or self-destructive nut-jobs CADMUS also ended up creating. It may have been fate that turned Terry into Batman, but it's Terry himself that became a hero.
19th Jul '17 1:51:42 PM DarkHunter
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* In ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', Ilúvatar (God) acts mostly through fate: Gandalf tells Frodo that "there are other forces at work in the world...one could say Bilbo was ''meant'' to find the Ring, in which case you were also ''meant'' to have it." Being a demi-god, he has seen a vision of the history of the universe before it was made, and therefore is able to predict that [[ItWasHisSled Gollum]] would destroy the Ring.
** That's pure conjecture and is not implicit in the story. The fact that fate was in action is not in dispute, but Gandalf did not ''know'' that Gollum would do what he did. He could only suspect that fate had something in store for the wretched creature.

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* In ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'':
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Ilúvatar (God) acts mostly through fate: Gandalf tells Frodo that "there are other forces at work in the world...one could say Bilbo was ''meant'' to find the Ring, in which case you were also ''meant'' to have it." Being a demi-god, he has seen a vision of the history of the universe before it was made, and therefore is able to predict that [[ItWasHisSled Gollum]] would destroy the Ring.
** That's pure conjecture and is not implicit in the story. The fact that fate was in action is not in dispute, but Gandalf did not ''know'' that Gollum would do what he did. He could only suspect that fate had something in store for the wretched creature.
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12th Jun '17 11:56:14 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* In ''VideoGame/GodOfWarSeries'', Kratos finds you cannot only fight Fate, you can ''kill'' them too.
** Averted in a sense. Kratos was able to fight the Sisters of Fate, but in [[VideoGame/GodOfWarII the game itself]] and the more recent ones it was revealed Kratos was fated to destroy Olympus. The implication being even the Sisters were bound by some higher power they could not control.

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* In ''VideoGame/GodOfWarSeries'', Kratos finds you cannot only fight Fate, you can ''kill'' them too.
** Averted in a sense.
Kratos was able to fight the Sisters of Fate, but in [[VideoGame/GodOfWarII the game itself]] and the more recent ones it was revealed Kratos was fated to destroy Olympus. The implication being even the Sisters were bound by some higher power they could not control.
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