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* ''Literature/TheCourtshipOfPrincessLeia'': Mother Rell, a 300-year old witch of Dathomir with prophetic dreams, often forgets which decade it is when she wakes up. When Luke first meets her she greets him as if he was an old acquaintance and asks how Yoda is doing.


A form of MentalTimeTravel,
the person who is Unstuck in Time not only travels through time in his own body, (and [[BodySurf possibly in others]]) but he does so randomly. Without any knowledge of where he will wake up... or when.

Compare [[AnachronicOrder Non Linear Storytelling]], NonLinearCharacter and RandomTransportation.

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A form of MentalTimeTravel,
the person
This is a character who possesses MentalTimeTravel, [[PowerIncontinence but is Unstuck unable to control it]], resulting in Time not only travels through them skipping around to random time in his own body, (and [[BodySurf possibly in others]]) but he does so randomly. periods. Without any knowledge of where he they will wake up... or when.

when. They may [[BodySurf end up in someone else's body]] when they travel to another period.

Compare [[AnachronicOrder Non Linear Storytelling]], NonLinearCharacter and RandomTransportation.
AnachronicOrder, NonLinearCharacter.

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* ''ComicBook/TheFlash'': Hunter Zolomon's powers do this to him, which is reflected by his VerbalTic of alternating between drawing out his words and speaking incredibly fast without any spaces or breaks.


* Henry from ''Literature/TheTimeTravellersWife'', who gets it worse than a lot of other people mentioned here. Henry suffers from a genetic disease which is eventually named Chrono Displacement Disorder. Like epilepsy, it can initially manifest as a seizure, and be brought on by things like flashing lights, television images, or stress. Unlike epilepsy, the end result is Henry finding himself [[CantTakeAnythingWithYou completely naked]] in an unknown time in a place he's likely (but not guaranteed) to have been before. [[spoiler: And since it's a genetic disease, Henry manages to pass it to his daughter Alba. Fortunately for her, she seems to have developed a bit more control about where and when she ends up.]]

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* Henry from ''Literature/TheTimeTravellersWife'', ''Literature/TheTimeTravelersWife'', who gets it worse than a lot of other people mentioned here. Henry suffers from a genetic disease which is eventually named Chrono Displacement Disorder. Like epilepsy, it can initially manifest as a seizure, and be brought on by things like flashing lights, television images, or stress. Unlike epilepsy, the end result is Henry finding himself [[CantTakeAnythingWithYou completely naked]] in an unknown time in a place he's likely (but not guaranteed) to have been before. [[spoiler: And since it's a genetic disease, Henry manages to pass it to his daughter Alba. Fortunately for her, she seems to have developed a bit more control about where and when she ends up.]]


* ''WesternAnimation/SheRaAndThePrincessesOfPower'': Raz initially appears to be senile, constantly calling Adora "Mara," the previous She-Ra from a thousand years ago. Then an episode from Raz's perspective reveals that she is constantly bouncing around in time, so she was constantly calling Mara "Adora," a thousand years before Adora would even be born. On their first meeting, Raz already knows Mara's name, and apologizes for forgetting that they hadn't met yet. Further complicating matters is the fact that Raz ''is'' senile, and thus has a lot of trouble remembering things that, from her perspective, she was just doing right that second, even when they were a thousand years in the future.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SheRaAndThePrincessesOfPower'': Raz Razz initially appears to be senile, constantly calling Adora "Mara," the previous She-Ra from a thousand years ago. Then an episode from Raz's Razz's perspective reveals that she is constantly bouncing around in time, so she was constantly calling Mara "Adora," a thousand years before Adora would even be born. On their first meeting, Raz Razz already knows Mara's name, and apologizes for forgetting that they hadn't met yet. Further complicating matters is the fact that Raz Razz ''is'' senile, and thus has a lot of trouble remembering things that, from her perspective, she was just doing right that second, even when they were a thousand years in the future.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SheRaAndThePrincessesOfPower'': Raz initially appears to be senile, constantly calling Adora "Mara," the previous She-Ra from a thousand years ago. Then an episode from Raz's perspective reveals that she is constantly bouncing around in time, so she was constantly calling Mara "Adora," a thousand years before Adora would even be born. On their first meeting, Raz already knows Mara's name, and apologizes for forgetting that they hadn't met yet. Further complicating matters is the fact that Raz ''is'' senile, and thus has a lot of trouble remembering things that, from her perspective, she was just doing right that second, even when they were a thousand years in the future.


A form of [[MentalTimeTravel Mental]] TimeTravel,

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A form of [[MentalTimeTravel Mental]] TimeTravel,MentalTimeTravel,

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* The original pilot for ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' has a very silly case of this, with Pen's mind being briefly sent "back in time...and to Mars" where he meets Abraham Lincoln. No, it [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext doesn't make any more sense in context]].


** Captain Picard in the last episode of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration''. A a variation happened to Worf in one episode, where instead of being Unstuck In Time, he keeps traveling between [[AlternateUniverse parallel universes]]. (Unstuck in timelines?)

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** Captain Picard in the last episode of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration''. A a variation happened to Worf in one episode, where instead of being Unstuck In Time, he keeps traveling between [[AlternateUniverse parallel universes]]. (Unstuck in timelines?)

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* Professor Paradox from ''WesternAnimation/Ben10'' is a scientist who, back in the Cold War, was working on an experiment to achieve TimeTravel. The experiment went horribly wrong and he ended up unstuck in reality, [[FateWorseThanDeath randomly warping through time and space while unable to die or age, being driven completely insane]]. Then he got BoredWithInsanity. Now he has control of his warping and has become an incredibly powerful TimeMaster who protects the universe by quietly making alterations to the timeline.


* Happens twice to Dr. Manhattan in ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}''. As a result of the accident that creates him, he's able to perceive the entirety of his life at once. [[spoiler: In the climax, the BigBad bombards him with Tachyons, rendering him unable to see present events. Since the character can exist in multiple places and times simultaneously, this is confusing, even for him.]]

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* Happens twice to Dr. Manhattan in ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}''. As a result of the accident that creates him, he's able to perceive the entirety of his life at once. [[spoiler: In the climax, the BigBad bombards him with Tachyons, rendering him unable to see present events. Since the character can exist in multiple places and times simultaneously, this is confusing, even for him.]]]] As he describes it (before the tachyon surge), it's like a barrier he can't see past from his current position. But then, once the event takes place, he doesn't seem to have any problem still seeing/remembering the past...


* According to one of the [[MentalTimeTravel noncorporeal time travelers]] in TheVeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon of ''[[ShinMegamiTensei Devil Summoner: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. the Soulless Army]]'', ''corporeal'' time travelers run the risk of precisely this happening to them. [[spoiler:This is what happens to the BigBad, who due to mucking with the timeline, apparently destroys the timeline that leads to the events of ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiI'' and ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiII'', negating his own existence and only remaining extant due to his possession of his ancestress, Kaya Daidouji. When the bond is severed, he's thrown into a TimeAbyss.]]

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* According to one of the [[MentalTimeTravel noncorporeal time travelers]] in TheVeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon of ''[[ShinMegamiTensei ''[[Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei Devil Summoner: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. the Soulless Army]]'', ''corporeal'' time travelers run the risk of precisely this happening to them. [[spoiler:This is what happens to the BigBad, who due to mucking with the timeline, apparently destroys the timeline that leads to the events of ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiI'' and ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiII'', negating his own existence and only remaining extant due to his possession of his ancestress, Kaya Daidouji. When the bond is severed, he's thrown into a TimeAbyss.]]


* A frequent occurance in ''Franchise/StarTrek''.

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* A frequent occurance occurrence in ''Franchise/StarTrek''.


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* ''Series/TheOuterLimits1995'': {{Discussed|Trope}} in "Abduction". Jason speculates that he, Cody Phillips, Ray, Brianna and Danielle may have become unstuck in time.

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* On ''Series/{{Haven}}'' an old man has the power to do this to other people when he gets upset. He accidentally sends Duke and Nathan to 1955 by looking at them. There, they find out that while fighting in World War II he sent his whole platoon several years into the future, when the war had ended.


* The TropeNamer is the opening line to Creator/KurtVonnegut's ''Literature/SlaughterhouseFive'', referring to main character Billy Pilgrim. It may be worth noting that there is a common AlternativeCharacterInterpretation that he is ''not'' in fact an actual example of this trope, and is instead experiencing PTSD flashbacks (and also hallucinating aliens as a coping measure).

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* The TropeNamer is the opening line to Creator/KurtVonnegut's ''Literature/SlaughterhouseFive'', referring to main character Billy Pilgrim. It may be worth noting that there is a common AlternativeCharacterInterpretation that he is ''not'' in fact an actual example of this trope, [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane and is instead experiencing PTSD flashbacks flashbacks]] (and also hallucinating aliens as a coping measure).

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