In the Warehouse 13 universe, Helena G.Wells' "Time Machine" works by creating a mental link to a person in the past.

picture of person in time machine

What would happen if the person whose body the user hijacks (for 22 hours and 19 minutes) gets killed while the user's mind is still in the body?

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    This sounds nothing like the mechanism in H.G. Wells' book "The Time Machine".
    – Oldcat
    Jul 11, 2014 at 18:55
  • 3
    That's why it's tagged 'warehouse-13' Jul 11, 2014 at 18:57
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    @MonseFoster - I've made the question a bit clearer
    – Valorum
    Jul 11, 2014 at 19:50
  • Per the Warehouse 13 wiki; "If the time machine is damaged while in use the user(s) consciousnesses will be lost forever as soon as time runs out". This strongly suggests that the overriding consciousness will simply disappear and the original consciousness will re-impose itself if the time traveller dies. The opposite is presumably true, if the host body dies, the user would return to their own time
    – Valorum
    Jul 11, 2014 at 19:51
  • @Valorum that excerpt leads me to think that if anything goes wrong then all is lost. OR... that the living body would retain the guest consciousness. that wiki makes it sounds like the mine is sent like a file from a computer. if the "internet connection" goes down then the file can't get back home. the question that remains from there is will the guest mind fizzle when time expires or just stay there (my guess is fizzle, it doesn't belong there) Aug 19, 2016 at 22:11


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