Futurama (1999)

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The Why of Fry - S5-E8

Corrected entry: When Fry blows his past self into the freezing chamber, Future Fry begins to disappear. He should not, as this is NOT a paradox. Fry would need to go into the future so he could go back in time to confront Nibbler. Fry should instead disappear after he tells Nibbler to change his mode of transport, as this change would prevent him from going back in time, which is a paradox.

Correction: Strictly speaking there is no way to prove what should or shouldn't be a paradox. Fry was changing the fabric of time and so unless we saw everything that happened we can't see what exactly pulled him back. However it is perfectly reasonable that he would disappear after letting himself be frozen because he would have stopped himself from being put into the future otherwise.

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