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Subj: Re: Sure! Why not?
Posted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 at 02:39:18 pm EST (Viewed 102 times)
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Posted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 at 09:14:53 am EST (Viewed 115 times)

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    The problem is, unrestricted time travel is a major story-breaker power. How do you create challenges for a hero who can just undo all his mistakes, rewind time every time things don't go his way, and retry things over and over unlimited times until he gets everything right? Even the Flash doesn't do that ever since Flashpoint.

Yet, we still have heroes and villains who can travel through time and affect it. The problem is in the storytelling, not the power. One thing I would not is that no one can just undo mistakes; that is one of the bigger lessons of time travel

    In the Silver Age, this wasn't a problem since Superman explicitly couldn't change the past, so time travel was only useful for gathering intel. Nowadays, people even change the past without going back in time.

Still, not a reason to leave off from time travel. You're focusing on all the possible negatives. Why not have a go at the positives?

Time travel stories can be interesting and fun, certainly. But it's got to be handled well, otherwise the story logic can easily fall apart.

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