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* ''Film/{{Beetlejuice}}''
** The just-deceased Maitlands are trying to figure out what's happened -- Adam steps out of the house to retrace their steps and finds himself in a frightful alien landscape. He's there for maybe five seconds when Barbara yanks him back inside, anxiously telling him he'd been gone for hours.
** Later, when they go to the bureaucrats to get some help, they are told to wait, since they didn't have an appointment with their case worker, Juno. When they are sent to meet her, they are told to go through a door in the afterlife. Said door brings them back to their old house, three months after the Maitlands have "redecorated."


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* "39" by ''Music/{{Queen}}'' is about a group of space explorers who travel fast enough to experience time dilation. They spend a year in space, but when they return, 100 years have gone.
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** In one episode of ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'', Kirk and Spock have to go back in time to prevent [=McCoy=], who is out of his mind thanks to an accidental drug overdose, from changing history. They end up spending a month in the 1930s waiting for the arrival of [=McCoy=], who is there for at least a day or so himself. They then re-emerge in their own timeline to be told that they had "only left a moment ago".

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** In one episode of ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'', Kirk and Spock have to go back in time to prevent [=McCoy=], who is out of his mind thanks to an accidental drug overdose, from changing history. They end up spending nearly a month in the 1930s waiting for the arrival of [=McCoy=], who is there for at least a day or so himself. They then After completing their objective, they re-emerge in their own timeline to be told that they had "only left a moment ago".

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** In one episode of ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'', Kirk and Spock have to go back in time to prevent [=McCoy=], who is out of his mind thanks to an accidental drug overdose, from changing history. They end up spending a month in the 1930s waiting for the arrival of [=McCoy=], who is there for at least a day or so himself. They then re-emerge in their own timeline to be told that they had "only left a moment ago".

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* In ''Webcomic/{{Goblins}}'' [[spoiler:Kore]] keeps the souls of those he kills sealed inside [[spoiler:his body]] in a state of perpetual torment. [[spoiler:Chief]], having been temporarily released, is horrified to realize that what was years to him was only ''days'' for his companions.


* In ''Fanfic/Webwork'' Jade escapes into a demon netherlord where a year passes for every hour in the human world. Eight hours of her family and section 13 trying to find out what happened to her, the now 21 year old Jade emerges back into the human world as a humanoid spider yokai/ oni hybrid.

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* In ''Fanfic/Webwork'' ''Fanfic/{{Webwork}}'' Jade escapes into a demon netherlord where a year passes for every hour in the human world. Eight hours of her family and section 13 trying to find out what happened to her, the now 21 year old Jade emerges back into the human world as a humanoid spider yokai/ oni hybrid.


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* In ''FanFic/HellIsAMartialArtist'', Nabiki is sent to Hell for violating her contract with Hild. When Hild later decides to make Nabiki into Ranma's slave, only one day has passed on Earth while Nabiki has been tormented for decades, to the point she needs time to remember who Ranma is.
* At one point in ''Fanfic/ForLoveOfMagic'', Harry develops a chamber where time passes one hundred times faster within than in the normal world, which he calls a [[Anime/DragonBallZ Hyperbolic Time Chamber]]. Harry overuses it to such an extent that, combined with unthinkingly aging himself five or six years with runes, he's physically 40 by the time he turns 25.


->''"[[LaymansTerms In Goku terms]], one day out here, one year in there."''

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->''"[[LaymansTerms In ->''"In Goku terms]], terms, one day out here, one year in there."''



** Hinted at in ''Film/AntManAndTheWasp'', the subatomic Quantum Realm seems to have this applied, explaining why Janet Van Dyne hasn't aged all that much despite being stuck there for about four decades. Confirmed in ''Film/AvengersEndgame'', when [[spoiler: Ant-Man, who got stuck in the Realm himself during TheStinger of ''AntManAndTheWasp'' due to [[Film/AvengersInfinityWar the Pym family all getting erased by Thanos' snap]] before they could bring him back from a routine mission into the Realm, manages to get out of the Realm five years later, but reveals to the surviving Avengers that he was only there for ''five hours''. This gives them the idea to use the Quantum Realm to time travel to undo the deaths from the Snap]].

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* In ''WesternAnimation/Superbook2011'', Chris, Joy and Gizmo can spend periods as long as several weeks or months in an adventure, but when they return to the modern day, only a few minutes at most have passed. The episode "Gideon" has Superbook take them to witness the Israelites' battle against the Midianites and then return them home less than ''one second'' after the adventure began.

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** Also, in the original series episode "100 Years over the Rim," a man leading a wagon train to 1880 California scouts ahead while his wife and son stay with the wagon and the other travellers. He goes over a nearby berm and sees an asphalt road in the 1960s. After being taken to a cafe, the owner's wife gives him some penicillin for his wounds. When he finds out his son will become a famous doctor, he runs back to the wagons, bring the medicine that will cure his son's fever. When he arrives, his wife wants to know why he came back after just a couple seconds.

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** Shown in ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar'', Dr. Strange uses the Time Stone to travel to over 14 million possible futures to see if they can beat Thanos. While he returns to the starting point on Titan, he still ''experiences'' the equivalent of almost 40,000 years (using one day per future as a guide).


* In ''Film/{{Beetlejuice}}'', the just-deceased Maitlands are trying to figure out what's happened -- Adam steps out of the house to retrace their steps and finds himself in a frightful alien landscape. He's there for maybe five seconds when Barbara yanks him back inside, anxiously telling him he'd been gone for hours.

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* In ''Film/{{Beetlejuice}}'', the ''Film/{{Beetlejuice}}''
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just-deceased Maitlands are trying to figure out what's happened -- Adam steps out of the house to retrace their steps and finds himself in a frightful alien landscape. He's there for maybe five seconds when Barbara yanks him back inside, anxiously telling him he'd been gone for hours.hours.
** Later, when they go to the bureaucrats to get some help, they are told to wait, since they didn't have an appointment with their case worker, Juno. When they are sent to meet her, they are told to go through a door in the afterlife. Said door brings them back to their old house, three months after the Maitlands have "redecorated."


* ''Series/{{Arrowverse}}'': In the first ''Series/{{Supergirl}}''/''[[Series/TheFlash2014 Flash]]'' [[Recap/Supergirl2015S1E18WorldsFinest crossover]], Barry spends nearly a day on Earth 38 (Supergirl's world) and gets back to Earth 1 mere moments after he left. In addition, the ''Supergirl'' episode was aired much earlier than ''The Flash'' episode, where [[Recap/TheFlash2014S2E18VersusZoom he tests the tachyon accelerator and briefly disappears into a portal]], only to come back and look around in confusion. The same happens when Barry travels [[Recap/TheFlash2014S2E17FlashBack into the past]] and [[Recap/TheFlash2014S3E19TheOnceAndFutureFlash into the future]], with people wondering if he even left, as barely a second has passed.

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* ''Series/{{Arrowverse}}'': In the first ''Series/{{Supergirl}}''/''[[Series/TheFlash2014 ''Series/{{Supergirl|2015}}''/''[[Series/TheFlash2014 Flash]]'' [[Recap/Supergirl2015S1E18WorldsFinest crossover]], Barry spends nearly a day on Earth 38 (Supergirl's world) and gets back to Earth 1 mere moments after he left. In addition, the ''Supergirl'' episode was aired much earlier than ''The Flash'' episode, where [[Recap/TheFlash2014S2E18VersusZoom he tests the tachyon accelerator and briefly disappears into a portal]], only to come back and look around in confusion. The same happens when Barry travels [[Recap/TheFlash2014S2E17FlashBack into the past]] and [[Recap/TheFlash2014S3E19TheOnceAndFutureFlash into the future]], with people wondering if he even left, as barely a second has passed.


* ''Anime/MazingerZ'': Inverted in a ''[[Manga/NewMazinger spin-off]]''. Kouji was accidentally thrown in another dimension. He spend roughly one day in that place before returning to his own world. [[YearOutsideHourInside His friends told him he had been missing for one entire month]].
* ''Manga/MobPsycho100'': Mob sends his soul inside a girl that is possessed by the spirit of Keiji Mogami, then Mob gets tricked and gets placed in a illusionary world by Keiji with his memories altered. While the whole thing seemed like a whole six months for Mob, Reigen and Dimple claim that Mob was gone for about 30 minutes.

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* ''Anime/MazingerZ'': Inverted {{Inverted|Trope}} in a ''[[Manga/NewMazinger spin-off]]''. Kouji was accidentally thrown in another dimension. He spend spends roughly one day in that place before returning to his own world. [[YearOutsideHourInside His friends told him he had been missing for one entire month]].
* ''Manga/MobPsycho100'': Mob sends his soul inside a girl that is possessed by the spirit of Keiji Mogami, then Mob gets tricked and gets placed in a an illusionary world by Keiji with his memories altered. While the whole thing seemed like a whole six months for Mob, Reigen and Dimple claim that Mob was gone for about 30 minutes.



* ''WesternAnimation/TwelveForever'': Inverted in "Spring Break Forever", Todd and Ester go to Endless to spend a few minutes there but end up staying longer then normal. Since the island doesn't have a day/night cycle, and messes with any clocks that are brought in, they lose track of time. Evident when they carve some pumpkins, talk for a few minutes and when they turn back to them they're already spoiled. Eventually Reggie arrives and sees the two acting completely crazy till she drags them out. When they regain their senses, they think they've only been in there for about 30 minutes. Reggie reveals it's been ''five days'' (She couldn't join them due to being in a hospital thanks to a burst appendix) much to their shock and disturbance.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TwelveForever'': Inverted {{Inverted|Trope}} in "Spring Break Forever", Todd and Ester go to Endless to spend a few minutes there but end up staying longer then than normal. Since the island doesn't have a day/night cycle, cycle and messes with any clocks that are brought in, they lose track of time. Evident when they carve some pumpkins, talk for a few minutes and when they turn back to them they're already spoiled. Eventually Eventually, Reggie arrives and sees the two acting completely crazy till she drags them out. When they regain their senses, they think they've only been in there for about 30 minutes. Reggie reveals it's been ''five days'' (She couldn't join them due to being in a hospital thanks to a burst appendix) much to their shock and disturbance.


** The second episode, "Lawnmower Dog", includes the idea that going into someone's dream slows real time. When Morty is in Snuffle's dream for 6 real life hours, he tells Rick he's been there for over a year.



** The second episode, "Lawnmower Dog", includes the idea that going into someone's dream slows real time. When Morty is in Snuffle's dream for 6 real life hours, he tells Rick he's been there for over a year.
* The premise of ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' is that the EvilGod Aku warped a samurai warrior with a magic sword into a BadFuture, and that samurai's quest is to find a way back to the past. [[spoiler: In the GrandFinale, Jack does succeed in going back, and returns mere seconds after Aku warped him forward. For Jack, the journey was 50 years long. For Aku? "You're back ''already!?''" On the bright side, at least that means no one knew Jack was even gone]].

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** The second episode, "Lawnmower Dog", includes the idea that going into someone's dream slows real time. When Morty is in Snuffle's dream for 6 real life hours, he tells Rick he's been there for over a year.
* The premise of ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' is that the EvilGod GodOfEvil Aku warped a samurai warrior with a magic sword into a BadFuture, and that samurai's quest is to find a way back to the past. [[spoiler: In the GrandFinale, Jack does succeed in going back, and returns mere seconds after Aku warped him forward. For Jack, the journey was 50 years long. For Aku? "You're back ''already!?''" On the bright side, at least that means no one knew Jack was even gone]].

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