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* ''WesternAnimation/TheAngryBeavers'' called in a form of this trope and [[PlayedForLaughs used it as a punchline]]. The two newly-emancipated characters wish to stay up all night, but accidentally unplug the wall clock during their shenanigans. When this is finally discovered, the step outside to see what time it is. What greets them is a {{Zeerust}} city that was definitely NOT there when they started. [[RuleOfFunny No magical or technological time dilation is mentioned.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheAngryBeavers'' called in a form of this trope and [[PlayedForLaughs used it as a punchline]]. The two newly-emancipated characters wish to stay up all night, but accidentally unplug the wall clock during their shenanigans. When this is finally discovered, the they step outside to see what time it is. What greets them is a {{Zeerust}} city that was definitely NOT there when they started. [[RuleOfFunny No magical or technological time dilation is mentioned.]]

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** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS36E10TheEatersOfLight "The Eaters of Light"]]: The dimension where the Eaters come from works like this. The Doctor steps inside the portal for a few seconds and emerges to find he's been gone for three days. At the end of the episode, this is exploited when the portal's defenders enact SealedEvilInADuel to close the portal until the end of the universe.

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* In ''Film/AvengersEndgame'', it's revealed that [[spoiler:Scott Lang, trapped in the Quantum Realm at the end of ''Film/AntManAndTheWasp'' had only been in there for five hours. When he's finally freed, it's ''five years''.]]

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* Ultimately the solution to the problems humanity faces in Roger Allen's ''Chronicles of Solace'' trilogy. Terraforming a stable environment, it seems, is far harder than one might imagine. The resulting ecologies will invariably suffer cascade failures, resulting in a desolate, uninhabitable planet. Spending more time on the terraforming merely delays the inevitable. But if you wrap the entire star system in a time warp, such that thousands of years pass by on the inside, then you can spend tens of thousands of years terraforming, vastly increasing the chances that it'll 'stick', and still get an Earth-like planet in a matter of months.


* In ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'', three days pass on [[VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire Mirage Island]] while Ruby and Sapphire were unconscious on it. Three weeks had passed during Groudon and Kyogre's fight in the outside world. According to Juan, the passage of time on the island isn't always as consistent and may even [[ZigZaggingTrope zig-zag]] between this trope and [[YearInsideHourOutside the other]].

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* In ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'', the ''Ruby and Sapphire'' arc of ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'', three days pass on [[VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire Mirage Island]] Island while Ruby and Sapphire were unconscious on it. Three weeks had passed during Groudon and Kyogre's fight in the outside world. According to Juan, the passage of time on the island isn't always as consistent and may even [[ZigZaggingTrope zig-zag]] between this trope and [[YearInsideHourOutside the other]].


* ''Fanfic/{{Myrmidons}}'': {{Exploited}}. Kanril Eleya leads her half of Joint Task Force Myrmidon in an attack on a vastly larger Fek'Ihri fleet, knowing a Starfleet task force in the area can't arrive soon enough to help. [[spoiler:So she leads them to a black hole and makes a low-altitude pass over the event horizon, [[TimeDilation slowing time for herself and the Fek long enough]] that TheCavalry is waiting when she reaches the far side.]]



* ''Fanfic/{{Myrmidons}}'': {{Exploited}}. Kanril Eleya leads her half of Joint Task Force Myrmidon in an attack on a vastly larger Fek'Ihri fleet, knowing a Starfleet task force in the area can't arrive soon enough to help. [[spoiler:So she leads them to a black hole and makes a low-altitude pass over the event horizon, [[TimeDilation slowing time for herself and the Fek long enough]] that TheCavalry is waiting when she reaches the far side.]]



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* Played with in ''Literature/TheStainlessSteelRat Saves The World''. Jim returns from his TimeyWimeyBall adventure to find his children have grown up somewhat in the meantime. Fortunately their DarkActionGirl mother has educated them the criminal arts in the absence of their dad, so all is well.



* Played with in ''Literature/TheStainlessSteelRat Saves The World''. Jim returns from his TimeyWimeyBall adventure to find his children have grown up somewhat in the meantime. Fortunately their DarkActionGirl mother has educated them the criminal arts in the absence of their dad, so all is well.



* This gem from [[Series/ThirtyRock 30 Rock]], after Frank playtests Tracy's pornographic video game:

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* This gem from [[Series/ThirtyRock 30 Rock]], ''Series/ThirtyRock'', after Frank playtests Tracy's pornographic video game:



** In "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E2IntoTheDalek Into the Dalek]]" when the 12th Doctor returns to Clara with the coffee he told her he'd get [[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E1DeepBreath last episode]], she reveals he has been gone for three weeks.

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** In "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E2IntoTheDalek Into the Dalek]]" when Dalek]]": When the 12th Doctor returns to Clara with the coffee he told her he'd get [[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E1DeepBreath last episode]], she reveals he has been gone for three weeks.



* Myth/JapaneseMythology: A tragic legend that can be traced to the 8th century tells how the fisherman Urashima Tarō saved the Daughter of the Dragon God Ryūjin (who was disguised as a small turtle) from a bunch of children, and was invited to stay at the divine palace of Ryūgū-jō as his reward. After three days, he wished to return to his homeland, and received a certain box as a present, but was warned not to open it. When he arrived in his village, he found out that 300 years had passed since he came to Ryūgū-jō (i.e. 1 day in Ryūgū-jō = 100 years in Japan). Overwhelmed by the realization that his home, family, and friends were gone, he opened the box. The box was the force that kept him from aging, and when he opened it, he [[NoImmortalInertia aged three hundred years at once and died]].



* Myth/JapaneseMythology: A tragic legend that can be traced to the 8th century tells how the fisherman Urashima Tarō saved the Daughter of the Dragon God Ryūjin (who was disguised as a small turtle) from a bunch of children, and was invited to stay at the divine palace of Ryūgū-jō as his reward. After three days, he wished to return to his homeland, and received a certain box as a present, but was warned not to open it. When he arrived in his village, he found out that 300 years had passed since he came to Ryūgū-jō (i.e. 1 day in Ryūgū-jō = 100 years in Japan). Overwhelmed by the realization that his home, family, and friends were gone, he opened the box. The box was the force that kept him from aging, and when he opened it, he [[NoImmortalInertia aged three hundred years at once and died]].



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* Creator/UrsulaKLeGuin's story "Semley's Necklace", incorporated into the novel ''Literature/RocannonsWorld'': Semley goes on a quest to recover the lost heirloom of the title, meeting a group of dwarf-like creatures who promise to help her get it back. What she doesn't realise is that they've taken it to another planet, eight light-years away, and thanks to relativity, what seems like a short trip to her is actually 16 years.


* In the Season 2 finale of ''Series/{{Charmed}}'', Leo takes a curious Piper "up there" to meet the Elders for the first time. They return to Earth during the Season 3 premiere, which takes place a month later. Piper, however, thinks she's only been gone for only one day.

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* In the Season 2 finale of ''Series/{{Charmed}}'', ''Series/{{Charmed|1998}}'', Leo takes a curious Piper "up there" to meet the Elders for the first time. They return to Earth during the Season 3 premiere, which takes place a month later. Piper, however, thinks she's only been gone for only one day.

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* ''Literature/WonderWomanWarbringer'': Downplayed - while Diana spends a couple weeks in the mortal world, only a few hours have passed on Themyscira, allowing her to come back without being missed.


The heroes enter some kind of enchanted place, usually much smaller than an entire MagicalLand for example, a house, a castle, or an island. They spend only a few hours inside (and seemingly only age a few hours, too), but when they leave, they find that years have passed outside in the "normal" world. These places are also not only smaller but likely to be more malicious than a Magical Land, possibly designed by a villain to keep TheHero busy for a while. To that end, it might overlap with LotusEaterMachine. Ones that are particularly cruel apply RapidAging once you pass the boundary (see also NoImmortalInertia).

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The heroes enter some kind of enchanted place, usually much smaller than an entire MagicalLand for example, a house, a castle, or an island. They spend only a few hours inside (and seemingly only age a few hours, too), but when they leave, they find that years have passed outside in the "normal" world. These places are also not only smaller but likely to be more malicious than a Magical Land, possibly designed by a villain to keep TheHero busy for a while. To that end, it might overlap with LotusEaterMachine. Ones that are particularly cruel apply RapidAging once you pass the boundary (see also NoImmortalInertia).
NoImmortalInertia). In simpler terms (and as summarized from the page quote above), ''time moves slower'' from the inside compared to the normal flow of time on the outside.


* The ''Star Trek: New Voyages'' episode "World Enough And Time" has Sulu and a RedShirt specialist transported to another dimension while the Enterprise was trying to beam them out of the Romulan ship inside a multidimensional spatial anomaly that they are trapped in. Sulu and the specialist apparently spent years inside that dimension during which he had fathered a daughter through her, which explains why he appears on the Enterprise as an older man (played by the character's original actor George Takei).

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* The ''Star Trek: New Voyages'' ''WebVideo/StarTrekNewVoyages'' episode "World Enough And Time" has Sulu and a RedShirt specialist transported to another dimension while the Enterprise was trying to beam them out of the Romulan ship inside a multidimensional spatial anomaly that they are trapped in. Sulu and the specialist apparently spent years inside that dimension during which he had fathered a daughter through her, which explains why he appears on the Enterprise as an older man (played by the character's original actor George Takei).


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* ''Fanfic/{{Myrmidons}}'': {{Exploited}}. Kanril Eleya leads her half of Joint Task Force Myrmidon in an attack on a vastly larger Fek'Ihri fleet, knowing a Starfleet task force in the area can't arrive soon enough to help. [[spoiler:So she leads them to a black hole and makes a low-altitude pass over the event horizon, [[TimeDilation slowing time for herself and the Fek long enough]] that TheCavalry is waiting when she reaches the far side.]]


* The basis of the series ''Series/((Manifest))'' has a plane leaving Jamaica in 2013 for a three hour and 19 minute flight to New York. When they land, the passengers and crew are rocked to discover it's now 2018.

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* The basis of the series ''Series/((Manifest))'' ''Series/{{Manifest}}'' has a plane leaving Jamaica in 2013 for a three hour and 19 minute flight to New York. When they land, the passengers and crew are rocked to discover it's now 2018.

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* ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'': In chapter 68, "Neither", [[spoiler:Annie enters Gillitie Wood to speak with Loup, the FusionDance of Coyote and Ysengrin. On the first page of the chapter, she hears some booming noises overhead. After she's persuaded Loup to stand down his attack for the moment, they go to the edge of the Forest and he reveals that she's actually been gone for months, and the booming noises were the Court looking for her. He explains that the reason this happened is because he's frozen time in the Forest.]]

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* The basis of the series ''Series/((Manifest))'' has a plane leaving Jamaica in 2013 for a three hour and 19 minute flight to New York. When they land, the passengers and crew are rocked to discover it's now 2018.

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