History PlayingWith / RetGone

27th May '16 1:18:32 PM Unicorndance
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** [[GrandftherParadox Bob kills his grandfather in the past and stops existing.]]

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** [[GrandftherParadox [[GrandfatherParadox Bob kills his grandfather in the past and stops existing.]]
27th May '16 1:18:16 PM Unicorndance
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** Bob kills his grandfather in the past and stops existing.
** Bob travels back in time with the goal of erasing Charlie (a bully) from existence. He tracks down Charlie's parents when they were dating, and breaks them up, thus preventing Charlie's conception.

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** [[GrandftherParadox Bob kills his grandfather in the past and stops existing.
existing.]]
** Bob travels back in time with the goal of erasing Charlie [[TheBully (a bully) bully)]] from existence. He tracks down Charlie's parents when they were dating, and breaks them up, thus preventing Charlie's conception.



** Before his trip to the past, Bob was an only child. When he returns to the present, he discovers that he now has a seven-year-old younger sister that he didn't have before.

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** Before his trip to the past, Bob was an only child. When he returns to the present, he discovers that he [[CousinOliver now has a seven-year-old younger sister sister]] [[FridgeLogic that he didn't have before.]]



** In the original timeline, David dies. Bob saves his life by altering the timeline.
* '''Subverted''': Bob kills his grandfather, thinking he will cease to exist, but doesn't.

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** In the [[TimeyWimeyBall original timeline, timeline,]] David dies. Bob [[CharacterDeath dies.]] [[TheHero Bob]] saves his life by altering the timeline.
* '''Subverted''': Bob kills his grandfather, thinking he will cease to exist, but [[MindScrew doesn't.]]



** MyOwnGrampa, with incest jokes all around.

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** MyOwnGrampa, with [[DudeNotFunny incest jokes jokes]] all around.
3rd Nov '15 1:03:01 PM TrickyTroper
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* '''Downplayed''': Bob prevents the trauma that causes Alice to develop Carol as a split personality, effectively "killing" her but no one actually dies.
* '''Justified''': Bob was never supposed to exist, and by killing his grandfather he can create a StableTimeLoop that restores the [[TimeyWimeyBall original timeline]].

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* '''Downplayed''': Bob prevents the trauma that causes Alice to develop Carol as a split personality, effectively "killing" her her, but no one actually dies.
* '''Justified''': Bob was never supposed to exist, and by killing his grandfather grandfather, he can create a StableTimeLoop that restores the [[TimeyWimeyBall original timeline]].


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** In the original timeline, David dies. Bob saves his life by altering the timeline.
23rd Nov '14 6:21:07 PM TrickyTroper
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'''Basic Trope''': Character is erased from existence.

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'''Basic Trope''': Character is erased A character travels back in time and erases someone from existence.existence, either intentionally or accidentally.



** Bob kills or separates the ancestors of everyone he dislikes.
** Several characters do this, and some erase each other in the process.



** Bob accidentally creates Alice ''ex nihilo'', she just exists from a certain point onward with no explanation.

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** Bob accidentally creates Alice ''ex nihilo'', nihilo''; she just exists from a certain point onward with no explanation.



* '''Invoked''': Bob [[DrivenToSuicide hates himself so much]] that he goes back in time to his first birthday to kill his baby self, so he'll have never existed.

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* '''Invoked''': Bob wants to [[DrivenToSuicide hates himself so much]] that commit suicide]], and one of the things holding him back is the amount of grief he'll cause his family and friends if he does it. He goes back in time to before his first birthday to kill conception and breaks his baby self, so he'll have never existed.parents up, thereby erasing himself without causing his loved ones any grief.



* '''Discussed''': Bob wants to [[DrivenToSuicide commit suicide]], and one of the things holding him back is the amount of grief he'll cause his family if he does it. In a monologue, he tells about his dream of travelling in time to erase his entire existence so he can disappear without causing pain to his family.

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* '''Discussed''': Bob wants to [[DrivenToSuicide commit suicide]], and one of the things holding him "Sometimes I wish I could time-travel. Then I could go back is the amount of grief he'll cause to before Charlie was conceived, and break his family if he does it. In a monologue, he tells about his dream of travelling in time to erase his entire existence parents up so he can disappear without causing pain to his family.wouldn't exist."



* '''Deconstructed''': Bob was meant to take down the BigBad Emperor Evulz. Now that he doesn't exist, [[TheBadGuyWins Evulz already rules the world]].
* '''Reconstructed''': Evulz was Bob's grandfather or one of his descendants.
* '''Played For Drama''': Bob's grandfather was a big jerk that severely hurt and traumatized a lot of people, including Bob. Now Bob has the opportunity to erase all this and make many people's lives better, by killing him in the past, but is he right in doing so? And what will happen to Bob if he does?

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* '''Deconstructed''': Bob was meant to take down the BigBad Emperor Evulz. Now that he doesn't exist, [[TheBadGuyWins Evulz already rules the world]].
* '''Reconstructed''': Evulz was Bob's grandfather or one of his descendants.
* '''Played For Drama''': Laughs''':
** Bob talks nonstop about how he killed Charlie. Because Charlie no longer exists, no one knows what Bob is talking about.
** Bob forcibly separates Charlie's parents by sending them to different time periods.
* '''Played For Drama''':
**
Bob's grandfather was a big jerk that severely hurt and traumatized a lot of people, including Bob. Now Bob has the opportunity to erase all this and make many people's lives better, by killing him in the past, but is he right in doing so? And what will happen to Bob if he does?does?
** Bob was meant to take down the BigBad Emperor Evulz. Now that he doesn't exist, [[TheBadGuyWins Evulz already rules the world]].



%% Optional items, added after Conversed, at your discretion:
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%%* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': ???
%%* '''Played For Laughs''': ???

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%% Optional items, added after Conversed, at your discretion:
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%%* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': '''Deconstructed''': ???
%%* '''Played For Laughs''': '''Reconstructed''': ???
17th Oct '14 3:07:40 PM TrickyTroper
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* '''Straight''': Bob kills his grandfather in the past and stops existing.
* '''Exaggerated''':

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* '''Straight''': '''Straight''':
**
Bob kills his grandfather in the past and stops existing.
existing.
** Bob travels back in time with the goal of erasing Charlie (a bully) from existence. He tracks down Charlie's parents when they were dating, and breaks them up, thus preventing Charlie's conception.
** Bob breaks his paternal grandparents up ''after'' his father is born, thereby erasing his unloved aunt.
* '''Exaggerated''': '''Exaggerated''':



** Bob is an only child, and when he returns from travelling in time, he discovers that he now has a seven year old younger sister that he didn't have before.
** Bob accidentally creates Alice ex-nilho, she just exists from a certain point onward with no explanation.

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** Before his trip to the past, Bob is was an only child, and when child. When he returns from travelling in time, to the present, he discovers that he now has a seven year old seven-year-old younger sister that he didn't have before.
** Bob accidentally creates Alice ex-nilho, ''ex nihilo'', she just exists from a certain point onward with no explanation.



* '''Double Subverted''': ...until Bob discovers he starts to slowly fade out of existance.
* '''Zig Zagged''': But with Bob gone, the timeline proceeds as normal, so Bob fades back into existence. But then the timeline changes, and Bob fades out. And so it proceeds as normal, and Bob fades into existence. And...
* '''Parodied''': MyOwnGrampa, with incest jokes all around.
* '''Averted''': Bob doesn't kill his grandfather.

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* '''Double Subverted''': ...until Bob discovers he starts to slowly fade out of existance.
existence.
* '''Parodied''':
** "This armband makes you temporal paradox-proof."
** MyOwnGrampa, with incest jokes all around.
* '''Zig Zagged''': But with Bob gone, the timeline proceeds as normal, so Bob fades back Alice, Bob, and Charlie fade into existence. But then and out of existence as various other characters travel through time repeatedly.
* '''Averted''':
** Time travel is shown as having no consequences.
** There is no time travel in
the timeline changes, and Bob fades out. And so it proceeds as normal, and Bob fades into existence. And...
* '''Parodied''': MyOwnGrampa, with incest jokes all around.
* '''Averted''': Bob doesn't kill his grandfather.
work.



** It's a set up for an AlternateHistory.
* '''Lampshaded''': "Oh no, I know how these things work. I'll probably end up killing my grandfather and stop existing or something."
* '''Invoked''': Bob hates himself so much he goes back in time to his first birthday to kill his baby self so he'll have never existed.
* '''Exploited''': Bob manages to arrange events such that if he ever is the victim of a RetGone everyone would be doomed.
* '''Defied''': Bob takes precautions when traveling in time so he won't be able to kill his grandfather even by accident.
* '''Discussed''':
** "This armband makes you temporal paradox-proof."
** Bob wants to [[DrivenToSuicide commit suicide]], and one of the things holding him back is the amount of grief he'll cause his family if he does it. In a monologue, he tells about his dream of travelling in time to erase his entire existence so he can disappear without causing pain to his family.

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** It's a set up setup for an AlternateHistory.
* '''Lampshaded''': '''Lampshaded''':
**
"Oh no, I know how these things work. I'll probably end up killing my grandfather and stop existing or something."
* '''Invoked''': Bob hates himself so much he goes ** "So, gang, I snuck into the time machine when [[MeaningfulName Dr. Mad]] had her back turned. Then I went 35 years back in time to his first birthday to kill his baby self so he'll have never existed.
* '''Exploited''': Bob manages to arrange events such that if he ever is the victim of a RetGone everyone would be doomed.
* '''Defied''': Bob takes precautions when traveling in time so he won't be able to kill his grandfather even by accident.
* '''Discussed''':
** "This armband makes you temporal paradox-proof.
time, found Charlie's parents, and broke them up." "Who's Charlie?" "Oh, that's right. He no longer exists."
* '''Invoked''': Bob [[DrivenToSuicide hates himself so much]] that he goes back in time to his first birthday to kill his baby self, so he'll have never existed.
* '''Exploited''':
** Bob manages to arrange events such that if he ever is the victim of a RetGone everyone would be doomed.
** Diane's dream is to murder Bob's grandfather, so Bob takes her with him when he travels to the past.
* '''Defied''':
** Bob doesn't kill his grandfather.
** Bob takes precautions when traveling in time so he won't be able to kill ''anyone'', even by accident.
** Aware of the potential consequences of altering the past, Bob only uses his time machine to visit the future.
* '''Discussed''':
Bob wants to [[DrivenToSuicide commit suicide]], and one of the things holding him back is the amount of grief he'll cause his family if he does it. In a monologue, he tells about his dream of travelling in time to erase his entire existence so he can disappear without causing pain to his family.



* '''Deconstructed''': Bob was meant to take down the BigBad Emperor Evulz. Now that he doesn't exist, Evulz already rules the world.

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* '''Implied''': In one episode, Bob travels through time. [[ChuckCunningHamSyndrome Charlie is never seen or mentioned again.]]
* '''Deconstructed''': Bob was meant to take down the BigBad Emperor Evulz. Now that he doesn't exist, [[TheBadGuyWins Evulz already rules the world.world]].



%%* '''Implied''': ???
18th Mar '14 3:35:52 AM MathsAngelicVersion
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* '''Discussed''': "This armband makes you temporal paradox-proof."

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* '''Discussed''': '''Discussed''':
**
"This armband makes you temporal paradox-proof.""
** Bob wants to [[DrivenToSuicide commit suicide]], and one of the things holding him back is the amount of grief he'll cause his family if he does it. In a monologue, he tells about his dream of travelling in time to erase his entire existence so he can disappear without causing pain to his family.



* '''Reconstructed''': Evulz was Bob's grandfather.

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* '''Reconstructed''': Evulz was Bob's grandfather.grandfather or one of his descendants.
10th Aug '13 7:49:48 AM VPhantom
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* '''Inverted''': Bob is an only child, and when he returns from travelling in time, he discovers that he now has a seven year old younger sister that he didn't have before.

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* '''Inverted''': '''Inverted''':
**
Bob is an only child, and when he returns from travelling in time, he discovers that he now has a seven year old younger sister that he didn't have before.
10th Aug '13 6:52:46 AM Nasrudith
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* '''Downplayed''': ???

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* '''Downplayed''': ???Bob prevents the trauma that causes Alice to develop Carol as a split personality, effectively "killing" her but no one actually dies.



** Bob accidentally creates Alice ex-nilho, she just exists from a certain point onward with no explanation.



* '''Exploited''': ???

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* '''Exploited''': ???Bob manages to arrange events such that if he ever is the victim of a RetGone everyone would be doomed.
20th Jul '13 6:17:45 AM TypoKiller
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* '''Zig Zagged''': But with Bob gone, the timeline proceeds as normal, so Bob fades back into existence. But then the timeline changes, and Bob fades out. And so it proceeds as normal, and Bob fades into existence. And...



* '''Zig Zagged''': But with Bob gone, the timeline proceeds as normal, so Bob fades back into existence. But then the timeline changes, and Bob fades out. And so it proceeds as normal, and Bob fades into existence. And...
20th Jul '13 6:16:56 AM TypoKiller
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* '''Double Subverted''': ... until Bob discovers he starts to slowly fade out of existance.

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* '''Double Subverted''': ... until Bob discovers he starts to slowly fade out of existance.
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