Branching is a time based Phenomenon and in some cases can cause a paradoxal state.
Branching is what happens when a person's timeline splits usually spawning an alternate Timeline.
Branching Within your own timelineEdit
Branching within your own timeline is the paradoxal version of branching. it is where a person's personal timeline splits while still occupying the same space in space time, instead of spawning a alternate timeline or the universe correcting the split, the two personal timelines continue to co-exist. this usually manifests as unhitching a person from the consequences of their time line. usually if you killed a person's past self, the present or future self would cease to exist, in the case of a branched person, killing their past self will no long effect their future or present self.
People who have been branchedEdit
Doctor Emmett Brown