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Time travel is the process of travelling to a point in the past or future.

Rules Edit

"We think we're free, but we're not. We follow the same old path. Again and again." ― Adult Jonas Kahnwald to teenage Jonas Kahnwald[source]
The past, present and future are all connected and affect each other. Whether it is possible to change the future through changing the past is unclear.

Seemingly, changes to the past made through time travel are already accounted for in the future and thus, it is impossible to change the future. This means that whatever happens has already happened. Examples:

  • Ulrich travelled from 2019 to 1953 and tried to kill young Helge to prevent the future abduction of children, but only caused the injuries to his face which Helge "already" had in the future.
  • Helge travelled from 2019 to 1986 to warn himself

On the other hand, some characters, like Noah, Claudia and Jonas, go to great lengths to ensure that every step will be repeated exactly as it was before, implying that things would change without their intervention and thus, changes to the past affect the future. However, they might have other motives than keeping the timeline consistent. Examples:

  • Claudia instructed Tronte and Peter to place Mads' body in the forest where it would be found by the police.
  • Future Jonas prevented his younger self from bringing Mikkel (his future father) back from 1986 to 2019, as he believed that doing so would erase his own existence.
  • Future Jonas did not release his younger self from the bunker when he was kidnapped by Noah and Helge,

Methods Edit

Wormhole Edit

A wormhole in the Winden Caves opened during an accident in the Winden Nuclear Power Plant in 1986. It had three points connecting it 33 years into to the past and future: 1953 and 2019.

All other known methods of time travel utilize the original wormhole. However, Mikkel Nielsen seems to get transported 33 years into the past outside the caves while running away.

Chair Edit

The Chair was a prototype time machine, built in the Bunker behind the Doppler Shack by Noah in 1986. It was located directly above the passage in the Winden Caves and amplified the energy from the passage when it was opened.

Apparatus Edit

Instances Edit

Traveller Departure Arrival Method Details
Mikkel Nielsen Nov 4, 2019 Nov 4, 1986 Wormhole in caves* Backward
Erik Obendorf &

Helge Doppler (middle-aged)

Oct 22, 2019 Oct 22, 1986 Wormhole in caves Backward
Erik Obendorf Nov 5, 1986 Nov 5, 1953 Chair Backward
Mads Nielsen Nov 5, 1986 Nov 5, 2019 Chair Forward
Yasin Friese &

Helge Doppler (middle-aged)

Nov 7, 2019 Nov 7, 1986 Wormhole in caves Backward
Yasin Friese Nov 9, 1986 Nov 9, 1953 Chair Backward
Ulrich Nielsen Nov 10, 2019 Nov 10, 1953 Wormhole in caves Backward
Gretchen (dog) Nov 10, 1953 Nov 10, 1986 Wormhole in caves* Forward
Claudia Tiedemann (middle) 1986? 2052? ? Forward
Claudia Tiedemann (old) 2052? Nov 11, 1953 ? Apparatus Plans
Claudia Tiedemann (old) 2052? Nov 4, 2019 ? Mads in Bunker
Claudia Tiedemann (old) 2052? Nov 11, 2019 ? Visits Bartosz
Helge Doppler (middle-aged) several several Wormhole in caves Forward & Backward
Helge Doppler(old) Nov 9, 2019 Nov 9, 1986 Wormhole in caves Backward
Helge Doppler (child) Nov 12, 1953 Nov 12, 1986 Wormhole in bunker Forward
Jonas Kahnwald Nov 8, 2019 Nov 8, 1986 Wormhole in caves Backward
Jonas Kahnwald Nov 9, 1986 Nov 9, 2019 Wormhole in caves Forward
Jonas Kahnwald Nov 12, 2019 Nov 12,1986 Wormhole in caves Backward
Jonas Kahnwald Nov 12, 1986 2052[1] Portal in bunker Forward**
The Stranger 2052? Nov 5, 2019 Wormhole in caves Backward
The Stranger Nov 7, 2019? Nov 7, 1986 Wormhole in caves Backward
Noah 2052?,several several ? Backward & Forward

*Not actually through the cave wormhole doors.

**Only known time travel beyond 33 years.

References Edit

  1. "Jonas Kahnwald" on Netflix Dark Website.