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* ''Franchise/SpiderMan'', Mephisto, "[[ComicBook/OneMoreDay One]] [[DealWithTheDevil More]] Day"

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* ''Franchise/SpiderMan'', Mephisto, "[[ComicBook/OneMoreDay One]] [[DealWithTheDevil More]] Day"Mephisto]], ''ComicBook/OneMoreDay''.



* Ultimate Loki's power in ComicBook/UltimateMarvel. He can shuffle space and time, insert or erase new identities into history and alter perceptions. He's restricted by being detected by Odin if he uses too much power, so he settles for [[{{Gaslighting}} Gaslighting]] Thor to make him and everyone around think he's crazy.

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* Ultimate Loki's power in ComicBook/UltimateMarvel. He can shuffle space and time, insert or erase new identities into history and alter perceptions. He's restricted by being detected by Odin if he uses too much power, so he settles for [[{{Gaslighting}} Gaslighting]] {{Gaslighting}} Thor to make him and everyone around think he's crazy.


** Towards the end of the series, Delirium threatens Mazikeem to make her ugly and deformed in the way she had been since the start and retcon reality so she had always been that way. We don't know if she actually did or was just being [[CloudCuckoolander herself]]. This is Delirium we are talking about.

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** Towards the end of the series, Delirium threatens Mazikeem to make her ugly and deformed a half-faced demon waitress with a crush on her boss in the way she had been since the start and retcon reality so she had always been that way. We don't know way, and drive her insane wondering if she Delirium had actually did or was just being [[CloudCuckoolander herself]]. This is Delirium we are talking about. done it.

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* In the ''VisualNovel/ShinzaBanshoSeries'', there exists an outer-dimensional device known simply as the Throne. Should anyone ever fulfill the requirements to reach it and dethrone its current holder, then a person will be able to rewrite both reality and history with their own Law based on their desires. No one will notice the change to reality as, from their perspective, that's the way the world has always been. The only exception to this was when [[VisualNovel/DiesIrae Marie]] took the Throne but left her predecessor alive, resulting the world continuing as is, just with her new Law in effect.
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* Nero does this by accidentally creating an alternate timeline in the latest ''Film/StarTrek'' film, attacking the Kelvin and setting Starfleet down on a rather more militaristic bent. [[spoiler:Also Vulcan is gone.]]

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* Nero does this by accidentally creating an alternate timeline in the latest ''Film/StarTrek'' film, ''Film/StarTrek2009'', attacking the Kelvin and setting Starfleet down on a rather more militaristic bent. [[spoiler:Also Vulcan is gone.]]

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* In the ''Franchise/EvilliousChronicles'', this trope, referred to as a "Re_Birthday" is a power that beings called "Irregulars" (entities who [[ParadoxPerson aren't bound by the world's rules]]), with the way it works being described as being through taking the world and all the souls in it and reformatting it. As a rule, Irregulars [[BrotherSisterTeam always come in pairs]], one to destroy the world and another to recreate it. An Irregular on his or her own can only destroy.
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Supertrope to EndOfTheWorldSpecial (someone gains the power of Retconjuration near the end to change the world). Compare PeggySue. Contrast RetGone.

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Supertrope to EndOfTheWorldSpecial (someone gains the power of Retconjuration near the end to change the world). May lead to TheStoryThatNeverWas. Compare PeggySue. Contrast RetGone.

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* Istus of ''Podcast/TheAdventureZoneBalance'' has this power; when she [[spoiler: realizes the gifts she gave to Tres Horny Boys in ''The Eleventh Hour'' would disappear after [[GroundhogDayLoop the hour resets]], she rewrites history to make it so they had them before they entered Refuge.]]
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* ''Literature/TheMirage'' has this as a major driving force behind the plot. The novel takes place in a MirrorUniverse where the Middle East is a unified democratic entity and the west is a mess of backward christian kingdoms and theocracies. On November 9, 2001, Christian fundamentalists attack the Tigris and Euphrates world trade center towers in Baghdad, sparking a war on terror and the invasion of the Christian States of America. Many years later, when a failed suicide bomber is taken in for questioning, he states that the world is a mirage; that history was changed somehow. An investigation of his apartment turns up a newspaper from September 12, 2001. From ''our world.'' [[spoiler: It's later revealed this entire AlternateHistory was the product of a wish made to a Jinn.]]

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* ''Literature/TheMirage'' has this as a major driving force behind the plot. The novel takes place in a MirrorUniverse where the Middle East is a unified democratic entity and the west is a mess of backward christian kingdoms and theocracies. On November 9, 2001, Christian fundamentalists attack the Tigris and Euphrates world trade center towers in Baghdad, sparking a war on terror and the invasion of the Christian States of America. Many years later, when a failed suicide bomber is taken in for questioning, he states that the world is a mirage; that history was changed somehow. An investigation of his apartment turns up a newspaper from September 12, 2001. From ''our world.'' [[spoiler: It's later revealed this entire AlternateHistory was the product of a wish made to by Saddam Hussein after he captured a Jinn.Djinn.]]

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* ''Literature/TheMirage'' has this as a major driving force behind the plot. The novel takes place in a MirrorUniverse where the Middle East is a unified democratic entity and the west is a mess of backward christian kingdoms and theocracies. On November 9, 2001, Christian fundamentalists attack the Tigris and Euphrates world trade center towers in Baghdad, sparking a war on terror and the invasion of the Christian States of America. Many years later, when a failed suicide bomber is taken in for questioning, he states that the world is a mirage; that history was changed somehow. An investigation of his apartment turns up a newspaper from September 12, 2001. From ''our world.'' [[spoiler: It's later revealed this entire AlternateHistory was the product of a wish made to a Jinn.]]


* Doing this is [[spoiler: Tsukishima]]'s entire schtick in ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''. With each cut of his blade, he [[spoiler:inserts himself into the target's past, up to the point where they think he's always been in their lives. Are you fighting him? Then he just has to cut you once and he instantly knows all your moves and how to counter them. After all, he taught them to you. Don't you remember? Oh, and if you think you'll be okay if you just avoid getting cut, that won't work either. He can just cut the ''ground'' and give himself infinite preptime to set up as many booby traps in the area as he wants]]. ''[[NightmareFuel Creepy]].''

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* Doing this is [[spoiler: Tsukishima]]'s entire schtick in ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''. With each cut of his blade, he [[spoiler:inserts himself into the target's past, up to the point where they think he's always been in their lives. Are you fighting him? Then he just has to cut you once and he instantly knows all your moves and how to counter them. After all, he taught them to you. Don't you remember? Oh, and if you think you'll be okay if you just avoid getting cut, that won't work either. He can just cut the ''ground'' and give himself infinite preptime to set up as many booby traps in the area as he wants]].wants, which somehow works even if it would've been physically impossible for him to set those traps (he uses exactly this tactic ''within a pocket dimension that had just been created the instant the fight began'')]]. ''[[NightmareFuel Creepy]].''


* Ben Tennyson of the ''Franchise/Ben10'' franchise, at least in the original continuity, can gain this ability by transforming into [[RealityWarping Alien X]]. Due to the transformation being AwesomeButImpractical[[note]]the consciousness of the alien is split into three, including Ben, and ''all of them'' must agree on an action in order for them to do anything, including allowing Ben to become human again[[/note]], Ben adamantly refuses to use it at all. The only time he willingly uses it after the first time he transformed into it was when the universe was completely destroyed and he had to use Alien X to rebuild it.

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* Ben Tennyson of the ''Franchise/Ben10'' franchise, at least in the original continuity, can gain this ability by transforming into [[RealityWarping Alien X]]. Due to the transformation being AwesomeButImpractical[[note]]the consciousness of the alien is split into three, including Ben, and ''all of them'' must agree on an action in order for them to do anything, including allowing Ben to become human again[[/note]], Ben adamantly refuses to use it at all. The only time he willingly uses it after the first time he transformed into it was initial incident is when the universe was completely destroyed early on in ''WesternAnimation/Ben10Omniverse'' and he had to use Alien X to rebuild it.


* Ben Tennyson in the original continuity of the ''Franchise/Ben10'' franchise, can gain this ability by transforming into [[RealityWarping Alien X]]. Due to the transformation being AwesomeButImpractical[[note]]the consciousness of the alien is split into three, including Ben, and ''all of them'' must agree on an action in order for them to do anything, including allowing Ben to become human again[[/note]], Ben adamantly refuses to use it at all. The only time he willingly uses it after the first time he transformed into it was when the universe was completely destroyed and he had to use Alien X to rebuild it.

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* Ben Tennyson in the original continuity of the ''Franchise/Ben10'' franchise, at least in the original continuity, can gain this ability by transforming into [[RealityWarping Alien X]]. Due to the transformation being AwesomeButImpractical[[note]]the consciousness of the alien is split into three, including Ben, and ''all of them'' must agree on an action in order for them to do anything, including allowing Ben to become human again[[/note]], Ben adamantly refuses to use it at all. The only time he willingly uses it after the first time he transformed into it was when the universe was completely destroyed and he had to use Alien X to rebuild it.



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* Since quantum theory and magic are hard to tell anyway, look up Einstein-Rosen-Podolsky and Delayed Choice Experiment which come quite close to retconning history.


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* Since quantum theory and magic are hard to tell anyway, look up Einstein-Rosen-Podolsky and Delayed Choice Experiment which come quite close to retconning history.
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* Ben Tennyson in the original continuity of the ''Franchise/Ben10'' franchise, can gain this ability by transforming into [[RealityWarping Alien X]]. Due to the transformation being AwesomeButImpractical[[note]]the consciousness of the alien is split into three, including Ben, and ''all of them'' must agree on an action in order for them to do anything, including allowing Ben to become human again[[/note]], Ben adamantly refuses to use it at all. The only time he willingly uses it after the first time he transformed into it was when the universe was completely destroyed and he had to use Alien X to rebuild it.


Compare PeggySue. Contrast RetGone.

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Supertrope to EndOfTheWorldSpecial (someone gains the power of Retconjuration near the end to change the world). Compare PeggySue. Contrast RetGone.


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* In ''Videogame/BlazBlue'', Phenomenon Intervention is an ability to [[RealityWarper replace an event with another possibility of the event]]. While some really powerful characters in the game have it, only 2 beings are capable of doing it to the whole world and retconning whole timelines: Takamagahara and Master Unit Amaterasu. [[spoiler:The fourth game also reveals that Nine, one of the villains, has built a massive device called Requiem which lets her do this, though it's still imperfect.]]

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