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“There is no future. There is no past. Do you see? Time is simultaneous, an intricately structured jewel that humans insist on viewing one edge at a time, when the whole design is visible in every facet.”
Dr. Manhattan, Watchmen

The choice and sequencing of events to depict, especially nonlinear storytelling. For events that actually happen in a nonlinear order, see Time Travel. For time periods, see Hollywood History. For depictions of various times of day in fiction, see 24-Hour Trope Clock.


Alternative Title(s): Scene Sequencing