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28th Dec '16 1:55:45 PM triton
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** Later, Rincewind sees Death, who's surprised to meet the failed wizard, since he has an appointment with Rincewind the next day in another city. Death even offers to lend Rincewind a fast horse, but wisely he doesn't take up the offer. (This is Pratchett's take on an old Arab legend - see below under Myth & Folklore.)

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** Later, Rincewind sees Death, who's surprised to meet the failed wizard, since he has an appointment with Rincewind the next day in another city. Death even offers to lend Rincewind Rincewind
a fast horse, but wisely he doesn't take up the offer. (This is Pratchett's take on an old Arab legend - see below under Myth & Folklore.)



** [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Gaia and Ouranos]] prophesied that Kronos would be overthrown by one of his sons, so he ate each son as it was born. His wife kept their last son, Zeus, hidden, so that Zeus could eventually fulfill the prophesy (as told in ''Literature/{{Theogony}}'' by Creator/{{Hesiod}}).

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** [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Gaia and Ouranos]] prophesied that Kronos would be overthrown by one of his sons, children, so he ate each son child as it was born.born (that's both sons and daughters, just to be clear). His wife kept their last son, Zeus, hidden, so that Zeus could eventually fulfill the prophesy (as told in ''Literature/{{Theogony}}'' by Creator/{{Hesiod}}).
27th Dec '16 1:58:49 PM Blazer999
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** A third (and notably dangerous) example is Yoshikage Kira's Bites the Dust, which uses this in combination with "GroundhogDay"Loop. It causes somebody to explode, rewinding time by one hour. When it gets to the point in time where Bites the Dust originally activated, fate sets in motion and the target dies again.

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** A third (and notably dangerous) example is Yoshikage Kira's Bites the Dust, which uses this in combination with "GroundhogDay"Loop.GroundhogDayLoop. It causes somebody to explode, rewinding time by one hour. When it gets to the point in time where Bites the Dust originally activated, fate sets in motion and the target dies again.
27th Dec '16 1:56:47 PM Blazer999
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** A third (and notably dangerous) example is Yoshikage Kira's Bites the Dust, which uses this in combination with "GroundhogDay"Loop. It causes somebody to explode, rewinding time by one hour. When it gets to the point in time where Bites the Dust originally activated, fate sets in motion and the target dies again.
22nd Dec '16 7:58:22 AM NaraNumas
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** Until ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsIII'', at least, [[spoiler: which has a decently well hidden ending where you TakeAThirdOption to link the Fire with the Dark Sign, creating an "age of humanity" separate from the Age of Dark, whether this ends up being a good thing or a bad thing for the world... well, who knows?]]
21st Dec '16 10:08:26 AM Ambaryerno
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* Averting this was the goal of the original ''Comicbook/DaysOfFuturePast'': Kitty Pryde was sent back in time to prevent the assassination of Senator Kelly, which would result in a sequence of events leading to the virtual extermination of mutants. Kitty succeeds in saving Kelly's life, but she returns to the future to discover that nothing had changed. It turns out, the "future" was a completely different universe altogether (Earth-811), and because of the laws of time travel in the Marvel Multiverse that one cannot alter their own reality's past, her actions were only able to prevent the same catastrophe from befalling the main Marvel Universe (Earth-616).


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** However ''Film/{{Logan}}'' suggests this trope may ultimately be played straight: Though set in the "Good Future" timeline, mutants are ''still'' apparently gone.
8th Dec '16 12:30:08 PM Slothgirl
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* The ''Film/StarTrek'' fanfic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9795158/1/Written-in-the-Stars Written in the Stars]]'' is about Fem!Kirk trying to follow her own path instead of falling in love with Spock like her counterpart did. But when she starts falling for him herself, and discovers that two other versions of herself fell for him, she eventually decides to just go with it instead of fighting back and making herself unhappy.

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* The ''Film/StarTrek'' fanfic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9795158/1/Written-in-the-Stars Written in the Stars]]'' ''Fanfic/WrittenInTheStars'' is about Fem!Kirk trying to follow her own path instead of falling in love with Spock like her counterpart did. But when she starts falling for him herself, and discovers that two other versions of herself fell for him, she eventually decides to just go with it instead of fighting back and making herself unhappy.
6th Dec '16 4:37:37 AM Randallw201238
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** However, he ''does'' later help change the outcome of [[spoiler:the Reach invasion; by helping prevent Blue Beetle's FaceHeelTurn, the Reach are ultimately prevented from taking over Earth like they did in Impulse's BadFuture.]] The Season finale (which due to cancellation was the last episode) suggests that there ''would'' be other threats to the Earth that might lead to the same (or similar) outcome, but the series didn't last long enough to reveal this for certain.

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** However, he ''does'' later help change the outcome of [[spoiler:the Reach invasion; by helping prevent Blue Beetle's FaceHeelTurn, the Reach are ultimately prevented from taking over Earth like they did in Impulse's BadFuture.]] The Season finale (which due to cancellation until the revival was thought to be the last episode) suggests that there ''would'' be other threats to the Earth that might lead to the same (or similar) outcome, but the series didn't last long enough to reveal until season 3 this can't be known for certain.
1st Dec '16 11:54:02 AM Morgenthaler
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** Recent events show that [[spoiler: even [[CrazyAwesome Jack]] [[BadAss Rakan]] has a hard time, given Fate's [[RealityWarper abilities]].]]

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** Recent events show that [[spoiler: even [[CrazyAwesome Jack]] [[BadAss Jack Rakan]] has a hard time, given Fate's [[RealityWarper abilities]].]]
29th Nov '16 1:28:53 AM Tron80
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** In pre-ComicBook/{{Crisis|on Infinite Earths}} ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' comics, it was established that although Superman could time travel by flying faster than light, he was physically incapable of changing the past - some obstacle would always crop up to prevent it, even a highly improbable obstacle. He first learned this lesson as ComicBook/{{Superboy}} when, after having just discovered he ''could'' time travel, he went back to prevent Lincoln's assassination. Against all likelihood, he bumps into the ''adult'' Lex Luthor, who had simply been time traveling to take a break from the stresses of supervillainy. The encounter with Luthor delays Supes so he can't stop Booth's bullet. When Luthor realizes that he has inadvertently helped kill Lincoln, [[EvenEvilHasStandards even he is aghast,]] and he goes home, badly shaken.

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** In pre-ComicBook/{{Crisis|on Infinite Earths}} ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' comics, it was established that although Superman could time travel by flying faster than light, he was physically incapable of changing the past - some obstacle would always crop up to prevent it, even a highly improbable obstacle. obstacle.
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He first learned this lesson as ComicBook/{{Superboy}} when, after having just discovered he ''could'' time travel, he went back to prevent Lincoln's assassination. Against all likelihood, he bumps into the ''adult'' Lex Luthor, Comicbook/LexLuthor, who had simply been time traveling to take a break from the stresses of supervillainy. The encounter with Luthor delays Supes so he can't stop Booth's bullet. When Luthor realizes that he has inadvertently helped kill Lincoln, [[EvenEvilHasStandards even he is aghast,]] and he goes home, badly shaken.
29th Nov '16 1:24:13 AM Tron80
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* In pre-ComicBook/{{Crisis|on Infinite Earths}} ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' comics, it was established that although Superman could time travel by flying faster than light, he was physically incapable of changing the past - some obstacle would always crop up to prevent it, even a highly improbable obstacle. He first learned this lesson as ComicBook/{{Superboy}} when, after having just discovered he ''could'' time travel, he went back to prevent Lincoln's assassination. Against all likelihood, he bumps into the ''adult'' Lex Luthor, who had simply been time traveling to take a break from the stresses of supervillainy. The encounter with Luthor delays Supes so he can't stop Booth's bullet. When Luthor realizes that he has inadvertently helped kill Lincoln, [[EvenEvilHasStandards even he is aghast,]] and he goes home, badly shaken.
* Brother Blood from the ComicBook/TeenTitans is a strange LegacyCharacter. Back in the time of the crusades, he got PowerAtAPrice: he would be powerful, charismatic and immortal, but only up to the age of 100, when his son would kill him and become the new Brother Blood (with a similar curse to die at the age of 100 at the hands of his own son, and so on). Brother Blood Nº 6 and his son were both aware of this curse, and they both tried to escape from it. The father wants to be truly immortal and be Brother Blood forever, and the son despises his father and his activities. He escaped from him, to avoid that, but [[EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas when Brother Blood killed his mother]] (who was just one of his several wives) the kid began a RoaringRampageOfRevenge, and killed his father next to the pool of blood. And, after the deed was done, he accepted his fate, got into the pool of blood, and became Brother Blood.[[note]]By the way, this is the origin story of the first specific Brother Blood that the Titans and the readers have seen.[[/note]]

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In pre-ComicBook/{{Crisis|on Infinite Earths}} ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' comics, it was established that although Superman could time travel by flying faster than light, he was physically incapable of changing the past - some obstacle would always crop up to prevent it, even a highly improbable obstacle. He first learned this lesson as ComicBook/{{Superboy}} when, after having just discovered he ''could'' time travel, he went back to prevent Lincoln's assassination. Against all likelihood, he bumps into the ''adult'' Lex Luthor, who had simply been time traveling to take a break from the stresses of supervillainy. The encounter with Luthor delays Supes so he can't stop Booth's bullet. When Luthor realizes that he has inadvertently helped kill Lincoln, [[EvenEvilHasStandards even he is aghast,]] and he goes home, badly shaken.
** In ''Comicbook/WarWorld'', ''Comicbook/TheSpectre'' tries to show this to Superman, so he gives him a chance to save Krypton and prevent his foster parents' deaths. Superman fails both times.
** Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} also travels back in time sometimes to try to change the past, and she always fails.
* Brother Blood from the ComicBook/TeenTitans Franchise/TeenTitans is a strange LegacyCharacter. Back in the time of the crusades, he got PowerAtAPrice: he would be powerful, charismatic and immortal, but only up to the age of 100, when his son would kill him and become the new Brother Blood (with a similar curse to die at the age of 100 at the hands of his own son, and so on). Brother Blood Nº 6 and his son were both aware of this curse, and they both tried to escape from it. The father wants to be truly immortal and be Brother Blood forever, and the son despises his father and his activities. He escaped from him, to avoid that, but [[EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas when Brother Blood killed his mother]] (who was just one of his several wives) the kid began a RoaringRampageOfRevenge, and killed his father next to the pool of blood. And, after the deed was done, he accepted his fate, got into the pool of blood, and became Brother Blood.[[note]]By the way, this is the origin story of the first specific Brother Blood that the Titans and the readers have seen.[[/note]]
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