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** In the episode "Hastle in the Castle," Maryann, one of the former godchildren of Cosmo and Wanda wished Archduke Franz Ferdinand to be assassinated, which caused UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne. This in turn, led her to lose Cosmo and Wanda.
* The cold open for the ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'' episode "Arthur Wrecks a Computer" shows Arthur in different time periods accidentally smashing off the Sphinx's nose, breaking of Venus de Milo's arms, and cracking the Liberty Bell.

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** In the episode "Hastle "Hassle in the Castle," Maryann, one of the former godchildren of Cosmo and Wanda wished Archduke Franz Ferdinand to be assassinated, which caused UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne. This in turn, led her to lose Cosmo and Wanda.
* The cold open for the ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'' episode "Arthur Wrecks a Computer" the Wrecker" shows Arthur in different time periods accidentally smashing off the Sphinx's nose, breaking of Venus de Milo's arms, and cracking the Liberty Bell.

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* In ''Series/{{Supergirl}}'', the arrival of the Leviathan wiped out the dinosaurs, and [[DishingOutDirt Rama Khan]] has been responsible for a number of "natural" disasters throughout history, including the destruction of Pompeii.

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* In the 1923 silent film ''Film/LittleOldNewYork'', set in 1807, the main characters contribute to the funding of Robert Fulton's first steamboat.

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** Mick gave Ishiro Honda the idea for a movie about a [[Film/Godzilla1954 giant lizard]].

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* ''[[Series/TheAddamsFamily The New Addams Family]]'' episode "Granny the Happy Medium" had Grandmama's brother Uncle Jester imply that he's responsible for Amelia Earhart's disappearance and the sinking of the Titanic.


* ''Series/GoodOmens2019'': In episode 3, we see that Aziraphale and Crowley were present at Noah's Ark, the Crucifixion of Jesus, King Arthur's campaign, [[ActorAllusion Shakespeare's plays]], the FrenchRevolution, and the London Blitz. Not that they actually ''did'' much at any of those events (though they took credit). One of the running themes is that human history is pretty much entirely the fault of humans, for good and ill.

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* ''Series/GoodOmens2019'': In episode 3, we see that Aziraphale and Crowley were present at Noah's Ark, the Crucifixion of Jesus, King Arthur's campaign, [[ActorAllusion Shakespeare's plays]], the FrenchRevolution, UsefulNotes/TheFrenchRevolution, and the London Blitz. Not that they actually ''did'' much at any of those events (though they took credit). One of the running themes is that human history is pretty much entirely the fault of humans, for good and ill.


->'''Marco:''' Oh, Erek, one more thing. I kind of need a makeup paper on some great figure from American history. It's kind of due day after tomorrow.
->'''Erek:''' How about [[UsefulNotes/FranklinDRoosevelt Franklin Roosevelt]]? I was the White House butler during his administration. I was the one who came up with the phrase 'New Deal.' Of course, it was during a poker game.
-->--''Literature/{{Animorphs}} #34''

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->'''Marco:''' Oh, Erek, one more thing. I kind of need a makeup paper on some great figure from American history. It's kind of due day after tomorrow.
->'''Erek:'''
tomorrow.\\
'''Erek:'''
How about [[UsefulNotes/FranklinDRoosevelt Franklin Roosevelt]]? I was the White House butler during his administration. I was the one who came up with the phrase 'New Deal.' Of course, it was during a poker game.
-->--''Literature/{{Animorphs}} -->-- ''Literature/{{Animorphs}} #34''


* In ''FanFic/PerturaboInRemnant'', the titular Primarch came to Remnant about a hundred years before the main timeline and thus played a significant role in the world's recent history. He fought in the Great War against the kingdoms of Mantle and Mistral, made the profession of Hunters more widespread, and built Beacon Acadmey, to name a few. In the follow-up setting, when he joins the Imperium of Man, he naturally plays a significant role in shaping Imperial history.

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* In ''FanFic/PerturaboInRemnant'', the titular Primarch came to Remnant about a hundred years before the main timeline and thus played a significant role in the world's recent history. He fought in the Great War against the kingdoms of Mantle and Mistral, made the profession of Hunters more widespread, and built Beacon Acadmey, Academy, to name a few. In the follow-up setting, when he joins the Imperium of Man, he naturally plays a significant role in shaping Imperial history.


* While traveling through time during the events of ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' Season 16, the Reds and Blues end up causing a number of infamous historical events, ranging from causing the accident that paralyzed ''Creator/ChristopherReeve'', to causing ''UsefulNotes/TheHindenburg'' crash, to letting [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarI Gavrilo Princip assassinate Franz Ferdinand]].

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* While traveling through time during the events of ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' Season 16, the Reds and Blues end up causing a number of infamous historical events, ranging from causing the accident that paralyzed ''Creator/ChristopherReeve'', to causing ''UsefulNotes/TheHindenburg'' crash, to letting [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarI Gavrilo Princip assassinate the assassination of Franz Ferdinand]].

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* ''Literature/CascaTheEternalMercenary'' is about an immortal Roman soldier once known as Casca Rufio Longinus, who's fought in virtually every major war since he stabbed Jesus on the cross. He inspired the Aztec god Quetzalcoatl, and returned to Mexico as one of Cortez's conquistadors, and shot Hitler.


* ComicBook/UltimateMarvel: Inverted with Comicbook/CaptainAmerica. According to ''ComicBook/UltimateOrigins'', the SuperSoldier was the US' best weapon in the war, but he seemed to die while trying to stop a nazi-alien rocket. Unable to use him anymore, the US had to use atomic bombs instead to end the war with Japan.

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* ComicBook/UltimateMarvel: ComicBook/UltimateMarvel
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Inverted with Comicbook/CaptainAmerica. According to ''ComicBook/UltimateOrigins'', the SuperSoldier was the US' best weapon in the war, but he seemed to die while trying to stop a nazi-alien rocket. Unable to use him anymore, the US had to use atomic bombs instead to end the war with Japan.
** ''ComicBook/TheUltimates'': Red Skull assassinated John F. Kennedy, took part in the Vietnam War, worked for two of the most brutal dictators of the 20th century (Pol Pot of Cambodia and Idi Amin of Uganda), worked for the Russians in Afghanistan and has trained and fought alongside terrorist groups across the entire globe. Basically envision all the terrible shit that occurred during the latter half of the 20th century and he probably had some involvement in it.

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* While traveling through time during the events of ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' Season 16, the Reds and Blues end up causing a number of infamous historical events, ranging from causing the accident that paralyzed ''Creator/ChristopherReeve'', to causing ''UsefulNotes/TheHindenburg'' crash, to letting [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarI Gavrilo Princip assassinate Franz Ferdinand]].
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'' cartoon "It's Greek to Me-ow!", it's shown that Tom was responsible for Venus de Milo's arms going missing.


** All explainable by the fact that it's Dream's job to inspire people to greatness. So most people with lasting fame have interacted with him in some level.
*** And by the fact that he's the personification of ''dreaming'': both the dreams you have when you sleep, and the dreams that you strive for when awake.

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** All explainable by the fact that it's Dream's job to inspire people to greatness. So most people with lasting fame have interacted with him in some level.
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level. And by the fact that he's the personification of ''dreaming'': both the dreams you have when you sleep, and the dreams that you strive for when awake.



* ''ComicBook/AtomicRobo'' alternately averts this trope and plays it straight. Robo participates in World War II in a story where Robo is off on a side mission while real-life soldiers are fighting real-life battles; goes along for the ride for the first Mars probe mission but does not contribute anything to the actual accomplishments of NASA; and he declares himself neutral during the Cold War. He has, however, been to the moon, but probably well after humans had already made it. Essentially, Atomic Robo qualifies in that he's around for all sorts of historical events, but he's an aversion because he never takes away from what was done by historical human beings.
** It's the [[WordOfGod stated intention]] of the producers ''not'' to reduce the significance of any historical figures' effort or sacrifice.

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* ''ComicBook/AtomicRobo'' alternately averts this trope and plays it straight. Robo participates in World War II in a story where Robo is off on a side mission while real-life soldiers are fighting real-life battles; goes along for the ride for the first Mars probe mission but does not contribute anything to the actual accomplishments of NASA; and he declares himself neutral during the Cold War. He has, however, been to the moon, but probably well after humans had already made it. Essentially, Atomic Robo qualifies in that he's around for all sorts of historical events, but he's an aversion because he never takes away from what was done by historical human beings.
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beings. It's the [[WordOfGod stated intention]] of the producers ''not'' to reduce the significance of any historical figures' effort or sacrifice.



** Uncle Scrooge once boasted about his wrestling skills (to Roosevelt, while they were fighting) by mentioning that he once met Sitting Bull. Back then he was known as "Standing Bull."
*** What makes this even more impressive is that Rosa definitely [[ShownTheirWork did the research]] with regard to where these people were and how they acted at the time Scrooge met them.

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** Uncle Scrooge once boasted about his wrestling skills (to Roosevelt, while they were fighting) by mentioning that he once met Sitting Bull. Back then he was known as "Standing Bull."
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" What makes this even more impressive is that Rosa definitely [[ShownTheirWork did the research]] with regard to where these people were and how they acted at the time Scrooge met them.



** In "Asterix in Spain" Asterix battles a bull with a red cape which accidentally fell in the arena, thus inventing bull fighting in Spain.
*** In the same book, Unhygienix asks Obelix to make a payment in menhirs because he wants to "develop" a property in Carnac (Stonehenge in the English version).

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** In "Asterix in Spain" Asterix battles a bull with a red cape which accidentally fell in the arena, thus inventing bull fighting in Spain.
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Spain. In the same book, Unhygienix asks Obelix to make a payment in menhirs because he wants to "develop" a property in Carnac (Stonehenge in the English version).



* First ever Comicbook/DoctorDoom story starring the ComicBook/FantasticFour? [[BoisterousBruiser The Thing]] becomes Blackbeard. Yeah. ''The'' [[CaptainColorBeard Blackbeard]].
** Originally he was there, but due to ComicBookTime Doctor Doom (as the ''bandaged man'') was part of the Red Skull's / Adolf Hitler's secret organization (as seen in ''Comicbook/TheInvaders''). Due to the sliding timescale, it got retconned as him travelling to the past in order to learn secret Nazi secrets.

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* First ever Comicbook/DoctorDoom has influenced history both in the present and in the past.
** First ever
story starring the ComicBook/FantasticFour? [[BoisterousBruiser The Thing]] becomes Blackbeard. Yeah. ''The'' [[CaptainColorBeard Blackbeard]].
** Originally he was there, but due to ComicBookTime Doctor Doom (as the ''bandaged man'') was part of the Red Skull's / Adolf Hitler's secret organization (as seen in ''Comicbook/TheInvaders''). Due to the sliding timescale, it got retconned as him travelling to the past in order to learn secret Nazi secrets.



** It's heavily implied in the comic (and outright stated in TheMovie) that [[spoiler: the Comedian was the gunman who killed JFK back in November of 1963]].
** Though ''ComicBook/BeforeWatchmen'' claims it isn't true; Eddie was occupied with Moloch during the assassination. However, it does claim [[spoiler: he killed Marilyn Monroe and Bobby Kennedy]].
** Doc Manhattan is there waiting when Neil Armstrong steps out of the lunar lander. And the famous Victory Kiss photograph after UsefulNotes/WorldWarII is a bit different due to the presence of a certain female vigilante (in place of the male sailor).

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** It's heavily implied in the comic (and outright stated in TheMovie) that [[spoiler: the Comedian was the gunman who killed JFK back in November of 1963]].
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1963]]. Though ''ComicBook/BeforeWatchmen'' claims it isn't true; Eddie was occupied with Moloch during the assassination. However, it does claim [[spoiler: he killed Marilyn Monroe and Bobby Kennedy]].
** Doc Manhattan is there waiting when Neil Armstrong steps out of the lunar lander. And the famous Victory Kiss photograph after UsefulNotes/WorldWarII is a bit different due to the presence of a certain female vigilante (in in place of the male sailor).sailor.


* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'': Cosmo sunk Atlantis nine times, caused the volcanic eruption that destroyed Pompeii and George Washington used his head as a cannon ball to win a battle. (But Cosmo didn't wipe out the dinosaurs - that was Sylvester Calzone.)

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'': ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'':
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Cosmo sunk Atlantis nine times, caused the volcanic eruption that destroyed Pompeii and George Washington used his head as a cannon ball to win a battle. (But Cosmo didn't wipe out the dinosaurs - that was Sylvester Calzone.))
** In the episode "Hastle in the Castle," Maryann, one of the former godchildren of Cosmo and Wanda wished Archduke Franz Ferdinand to be assassinated, which caused UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne. This in turn, led her to lose Cosmo and Wanda.

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