[Discussion] Time Travel, Time Loop, Alternate Dimension (isekai) / Parallel World

Regards my friends, did someone miss me ? No ? okay, no problem. So today what we got here ? no my friends, i will not talk about a game but a little discussion with themes that always come up in light novel, web novel and visual novel. btw i will not talk about the theory, experiments or even papers because that is bothersome and too hard for me.

Time Travel Parallel World Time Loop
Concept A concept of going to the past or future with some tools or supernatural ability or magic A concept of multiple worlds that exist like a tree with many branches. It is possible that multiple worlds is exist in the same timeline A concept of going to the past because some accidents that involve the person who have been a focus of incidents
Timeline One timeline if the subject do same activities or different timeline if the subject do different activities in the past/future Different timeline One timeline if the subject do same activities or different timeline if the subject do different activities in the past
Space/World Same if nothing changes in the past/future Different, because it is like you jump to another branch from different branch Same if nothing changes in the past
Difference Can change the future if something happened to a certain person, history or origin involved in the past. But cannot affect to the past if something happen in the future If something happened with a history or origin from another world, it will affect to that world only. The exception is when another world have a connection to another one like a link Only affect to the future if something happened in the past when that person doing time loop
Cause Technologies, magic, supernatural ability, magic tools, incidents Technologies, magic, supernatural ability, magic tools, incidents incidents, curses, passive magic tools
Example Steins;gate, 11gatsu no Arcadia, Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo, Mirai Nikki, Ushinawareta mirai wo motomete Sword Art Online, Rewrite, Irotoridori no Sekai, Daitoshokan no Hitsujikai, 11eyes -Tsumi to Batsu to Aganai no Shoujo- Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu, D.C. III ~Da Capo III~, Kikouyoku Senki Gin no Toki no Corona, 3days ~Michiteyuku Toki no Kanata de~, Liber 7 Eigou no Owari o Matsu Kimi e

The most efficient way to explain is use a table and you can see the different above. Now let me explain more detail in Q&A

Q : Time travel and time loop have same concept so didn’t they are same ?

A : No. Sometime you will know that both of them have no difference but the most easy to know the different is the cause. The biggest cause of time loop is incidents and curses but time travel is most likely because technologies. In another viewpoint, time travel can happen because incidents that can make the victim thrown to the future or the past.

Q: What is timeline mean ?

A: Timeline is a line of time. You can find the easy example in your history book. In there you can see that many events have been recorded base on the year of occurrence

Q: What is Space/World mean then ?

A: A world or space itself that have many timelines. You can imagine the big tree and it branches is a timeline

Q: Why some example is from visual novel but not anime ?

A: Dude, anime only have little references and visual novel have more than that. In this case i will not refer to light novel or web novel because they only have parallel world/isekai

Q: But in some references i found that it have time travel, parallel world and time loop together. is it possible to occur ?

A: Yes, the relation of that three is time travel is the big concept of time loop where their vessel is a world. Imagine that you read a book (world) that refer to another book (another world) using a name of person (timeline).

Q: still not understand with your writing lol

A: don’t worry, i’m not understand too

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