It was part of a long series written by numerous unnamed writers. In one of the books, the protagonist is fighting a fat old man who lives in a motorized chair, who is a wealthy CEO, and is bringing about the end of the world. At some point, he discovers that his enemy is his own time-travelled self.

I would have picked it up at the Hermitage branch of the Nashville Public Library when I was a child sometime between 2003 and 2010.


Potential match: Johnny and the Bomb, by Terry Pratchett. This is a part of a trilogy written by Pratchett, rather than numerous different authors, but there was also a TV adaption. It was first published in 2007, so it fits within the specified time period.

The protagonist, Johnny, is not fighting his future self, but the future self of his friend, Stephen (known as 'Wobbler').

The antagonist does indeed become a wealthy CEO in a motorised wheelchair.

Johnny and the bomb

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    sounds like the thing i read might have been a parody of this – amara Nov 20 '18 at 5:29

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