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Comic #2412

1 Young Jamie: But Star Wars - the movie - came out five years before we left our time.
2 Young Jamie: If it doesn't exist in this timeline, then the divergence point must be earlier than 1977.
3 Young Adam: Quick! Who won World War II?
3 Young Jamie: Don't be silly. Obviously the same as in our time.
4 Adam: Yeah. We probably wouldn't even be here if the Nazis had lost.

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There's some sort of law of the universe, that in any time travel story, it's inevitable that Nazis will get mentioned somewhere.

Oh my...

I swear I did not know this until I did a search just now, after writing the opening sentence of this annotation...

But yes, there's a trope about it. And, what's more, that trope is even more restrictive than what I mentioned above, yet this strip still fits it.

Although, it says:

About the only time travel that doesn't result in a Nazi Victory is travelling to the future...
Ha! Well, here you go, then. Here's a counter-example.
2023-03-18 Rerun commentary: It's also a strange timeline when you have to specify "the movie" after mentioning Star Wars.

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