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* This is a tactic used quite frequently by Hannibal Fortune, Agent of T.E.R.R.A (Temporal Entropy Restructure and Repair Agency) by Larry Maddox. Fortune wanders through history to investigate and fix problems caused by the bad guys. Several times he is in the middle of a battle when he jumps into his [[Main/TimeMachine temporal transporter]] and immediately jumps 20 or so years away from the action. He then very often takes a nap, followed by a leisurely shower and lunch, knowing he can jump back into the action the instant he left, after spending as long as he needs (days or even years) to plan his actions and gather anything he needs to fix the problem and win the battle, with absolutely nothing happening in the battle from when he left to when he returns.


* In the 1980s ''[[Series/TheTwilightZone Twilight Zone]]'' episode "A Little Peace and Quiet", a harried housewife finds a magic sundial that allows her to stop and restart time. She uses it to literally make time for herself, enjoying a peaceful breakfast or leisurely shopping for groceries while time is stopped for everyone else. Everything is perfect until nuclear war breaks out and she stops time while a missile is 10 feet above her head. She will have to choose between dying with everyone else and living her life forever trapped between two instants of time.

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* In the 1980s ''[[Series/TheTwilightZone Twilight Zone]]'' ''Series/TheTwilightZone1985'' episode "A Little Peace and Quiet", a harried housewife finds a magic sundial that allows her to stop and restart time. She uses it to literally make time for herself, enjoying a peaceful breakfast or leisurely shopping for groceries while time is stopped for everyone else. Everything is perfect until nuclear war breaks out and she stops time while a missile is 10 feet above her head. She will have to choose between dying with everyone else and living her life forever trapped between two instants of time.


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** In the Mahora Festival arc, Negi ends up majorly overbooking his schedule, as noted in the trope picture.[[note]](Being a NiceGuy and unable to say "no" to his UnwantedHarem.)[[/note]] He is given a TimeTravel device by Chao in order to allow him to meet all his commitments, time jumping three times on the first day alone. Of course, because this deprives him of sleep, he then ''also'' uses the aforementioned Evangeline's resort to be able to rest from all these activities.
*** [[spoiler: Which was exactly what [[TheChessmaster Chao]] expected him to do.]]

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** In the Mahora Festival arc, Negi ends up majorly overbooking his schedule, as noted in the trope picture.[[note]](Being due to being a NiceGuy and unable to say "no" to his UnwantedHarem.)[[/note]] students, Negi ends up majorly overbooking his schedule. He is given a TimeTravel device by Chao in order to allow him to meet all his commitments, time jumping three times on the first day alone. Of course, because this deprives him of sleep, he then ''also'' uses the aforementioned Evangeline's resort to be able to rest from all these activities.
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activities...[[spoiler:which was exactly what [[TheChessmaster Chao]] expected him to do.]]do]].


* One ''Webcomic/{{xkcd}}'' strip suggests getting some long monitor and keyboard cables, and putting the CPU of your computer in Narnia, while keeping the I/O parts in England. Since {{Narnia time}} goes really fast, you can now run through the entire SETI@Home database in an hour...


* In ''Literature/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban'', Hermione Granger uses daily time travel to take more classes than would be otherwise possible. At the end she decides it's too much of a hassle and drops the extra subjects to have a more normal schedule.
** [[spoiler: Specifically, Muggle Studies, which is useless as she's a muggle-born, and Divination, which is taught by (who she believes is) a quack.]]

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* In ''Literature/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban'', Hermione Granger uses daily time travel to take more classes than would be otherwise possible. At the end she decides it's too much of a hassle and drops the extra subjects to have a more normal schedule.
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schedule. [[spoiler: Specifically, Muggle Studies, which is useless as she's a muggle-born, and Divination, which is taught by (who she believes is) a quack.]]


* In the "Heavy Meta" arc of ''Webcomic/TVTropesTheWebcomic'', the Troper Crue travels back in time ([[spoiler:six times]]) to rehearse their songs for a concert that takes place in less than a week.

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* In the "Heavy Meta" arc of ''Webcomic/TVTropesTheWebcomic'', ''JustForFun/TVTropesTheWebcomic'', the Troper Crue travels back in time ([[spoiler:six times]]) to rehearse their songs for a concert that takes place in less than a week.


* In ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', this is a [[TimeMaster Time player]]'s hat. [[StringyHairedGhostGirl Aradia]] [[MesACrowd assembles an army of alternate-timeline versions of herself]]. [[PrettyFlyForAWhiteGuy Dave]] uses [[StableTimeLoop time loops]] to orchestrate a CompoundInterestTimeTravelGambit over a matter of linear ''hours'', then uses the same methods to [[HeartIsAnAwesomePower rapidly breed frogs]]. [[spoiler: [[BigBad Lord English]]]] uses it to [[ParanoiaFuel always be]] [[PhraseCatcher already here]].

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* In ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', this is a [[TimeMaster Time player]]'s hat. [[StringyHairedGhostGirl Aradia]] [[MesACrowd assembles an army of alternate-timeline versions of herself]]. [[PrettyFlyForAWhiteGuy Dave]] uses [[StableTimeLoop time loops]] to orchestrate a CompoundInterestTimeTravelGambit over a matter of linear ''hours'', then uses the same methods to [[HeartIsAnAwesomePower [[ItMakesSenseInContext rapidly breed frogs]]. [[spoiler: [[BigBad Lord English]]]] uses it to [[ParanoiaFuel always be]] [[PhraseCatcher already here]].

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* ''TabletopGame/ChangelingTheLost'': The "Brownie's Boon" merit lets a character tap into the magic of the HouseFey and speed through extended tasks, so long as they're not being watched. They work twice as fast by default and can work at up to sixteen times the usual speed by spending [[{{Mana}} Glamour]].


** [[spoiler: Specifically, Muggle Studies, which is useless as she's a muggle-born, and Divination, which is taught by a quack.]]

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** [[spoiler: Specifically, Muggle Studies, which is useless as she's a muggle-born, and Divination, which is taught by (who she believes is) a quack.]]


* Shiki and Shirou attempt this in ''CarnivalPhantasm'', it starts going wrong right from the start and eventually (literally) blows up in their faces.

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* Shiki and Shirou attempt this in ''CarnivalPhantasm'', ''Anime/CarnivalPhantasm'', it starts going wrong right from the start and eventually (literally) blows up in their faces.

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* Shiki and Shirou attempt this in ''CarnivalPhantasm'', it starts going wrong right from the start and eventually (literally) blows up in their faces.

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* ''Literature/TheBelgariad'': When Garion says he'll "make time" to do something, Belgarath warns him against using [[spoiler: his sorcery]] to create time, because there's no way to predict what the results would be if he tries.


* In the season 1 finale of ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'', Rick throws a massively destructive party while Beth and Jerry are away, ending up with them storming in the sidewalk to flip out at him. To avoid upsetting them, he freezes time, allowing him, Morty, and Summer to clean up the house before Beth and Jerry reach the front door. In the season 2 premier, it's revealed that they kept time frozen for several months, apparently just to relax.



* In the season 1 finale of ''Series/RickAndMorty'', Rick throws a massively destructive party while Beth and Jerry are away, ending up with them storming in the sidewalk to flip out at him. To avoid upsetting them, he freezes time, allowing him, Morty, and Summer to clean up the house before Beth and Jerry reach the front door. In the season 2 premier, it's revealed that they kept time frozen for several months, apparently just to relax.

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* In the season 1 finale of ''Series/RickAndMorty'', Rick throws a massively destructive party while Beth and Jerry are away, ending up with them storming in the sidewalk to flip out at him. To avoid upsetting them, he freezes time, allowing him, Morty, and Summer to clean up the house before Beth and Jerry reach the front door. In the season 2 premier, it's revealed that they kept time frozen for several months, apparently just to relax.

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