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6th Jul '17 1:31:19 PM Wynauttica
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A character is unconscious and near-death, and has an abnormally realistic dream. The world may be completely different from our own, but the kicker is that what you do in the dreamworld is ''[[YourMindMakesItReal critical to whether you wake up in the real world]].'' This can be a result of magic, divine intervention, or purely symbolic of their struggle to remain alive, but it will rarely be addressed since it's more fun to leave it up to the audience as to whether it was real or not. Having this be the premise of a story or sequence allows writers to have the benefits of a DreamSequence or AllJustADream story (it doesn't have to impact any other characters or the world in general, it can be much weirder than usual, and it can explore the character's mind in a more visible way) while avoiding the problem of the sequence seeming to not matter since it didn't really happen- if the character has to make an effort in the dream world to wake up, then the effort really does make a difference.

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A character is unconscious and near-death, and has an abnormally realistic dream. The world may be completely different from our own, but the kicker is that what you do in the dreamworld is ''[[YourMindMakesItReal critical to whether you wake up in the real world]].'' This can be a result of magic, divine intervention, or purely symbolic of their struggle to remain alive, but it will rarely be addressed since it's more fun to leave it up to the audience as to whether it was real or not. Having this be the premise of a story or sequence allows writers to have the benefits of a DreamSequence or AllJustADream story (it doesn't have to impact any other characters or the world in general, it can be much weirder than usual, and it can explore the character's mind in a more visible way) while avoiding the problem of the sequence seeming to not matter since it didn't really happen- happen -- if the character has to make an effort in the dream world to wake up, then the effort really does make a difference.
1st Jul '17 3:00:08 AM StFan
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* Played with in ''Series/{{Life On Mars|2006}}'' and ''Series/AshesToAshes'', though in different ways. Alex's 1981 is not Sam's 1973.

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* Played with in ''Series/{{Life On on Mars|2006}}'' and ''Series/AshesToAshes'', though in different ways. Alex's 1981 is not Sam's 1973.



* ''{{Series/Beyond}}'': Holden (and other coma patients) traveled into another world called the Realm during their comas. Some didn't make it back, as it's very dangerous.

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* ''{{Series/Beyond}}'': ''Series/{{Beyond}}'': Holden (and other coma patients) traveled into another world called the Realm during their comas. Some didn't make it back, as it's very dangerous.



* Could have happened in Len Kagamine's ''New Millennium'' series (Music/{{Vocaloid}}).



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* In ''WebComic/{{Erfworld}}'', Parson Gotti considers the idea that his trip to Erfworld is just a coma-induced hallucination. There's evidence both for and against this theory.

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Parson Gotti considers the idea that his trip to Erfworld is just a coma-induced hallucination. There's evidence both for and against this theory.



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* The entire ''[[Dreamland/{{Archer}} Dreamland]]'' season of ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'' takes place in Sterling Archer's 1940's FilmNoir coma dream after [[spoiler: he's shot and left dying in a pool.]]

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* The entire ''[[Dreamland/{{Archer}} Dreamland]]'' ''WesternAnimation/ArcherDreamland'' season of ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'' takes place in Sterling Archer's 1940's FilmNoir coma dream after [[spoiler: he's shot and left dying in a pool.]]



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21st May '17 2:52:26 PM mariofan1000
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* The entire ''Dreamland'' season of ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'' takes place in Sterling Archer's 1940's FilmNoir coma dream after [[spoiler: he's shot and left dying in a pool.]]

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* The entire ''Dreamland'' ''[[Dreamland/{{Archer}} Dreamland]]'' season of ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'' takes place in Sterling Archer's 1940's FilmNoir coma dream after [[spoiler: he's shot and left dying in a pool.]]
16th May '17 8:20:46 AM Vir
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* The unfinished {{Webcomic}} ''Edolic Fringe''.

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* The unfinished {{Webcomic}} webcomic ''Edolic Fringe''.
16th May '17 8:20:27 AM Vir
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'': In the episode ''The Sting,'' Leela has a strange experience when where Fry dies from being stung by an alien bee and she has strange dreams and hallucinations about him being alive. [[spoiler: Turns out it was all a dream induced by the venom, because SHE was stung as well (he was perfectly OK.)]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'': In the episode ''The Sting,'' "The Sting", Leela has a strange experience when where Fry dies from being stung by an alien bee and she has strange dreams and hallucinations about him being alive. [[spoiler: Turns out it was all a dream induced by the venom, because SHE was stung as well (he was perfectly OK.)]]
4th May '17 8:32:03 PM Angeldeb82
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* ''ActionForce'', the UK version of ''GIJoe''. Lady Jaye is badly wounded by Destro and falls into a coma. She experiences a vision quest in order to regain wakefullness and mobility.

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* ''ActionForce'', the UK version of ''GIJoe''.''Franchise/GIJoe''. Lady Jaye is badly wounded by Destro and falls into a coma. She experiences a vision quest in order to regain wakefullness and mobility.



* Could have happened in Len Kagamine's ''New Millennium'' series (Music/VocaLoid).

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* Could have happened in Len Kagamine's ''New Millennium'' series (Music/VocaLoid).(Music/{{Vocaloid}}).



* The Magicant sequence in ''VideoGame/{{Earthbound}}'' is a fantasy landscape made up mostly of Ness' memories.

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* The Magicant sequence in ''VideoGame/{{Earthbound}}'' ''VideoGame/EarthBound'' is a fantasy landscape made up mostly of Ness' memories.



** The ones in the first game were [[ScrappyLevel a nightmare for players]] as well.

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** The ones in the first game were [[ScrappyLevel [[ThatOneLevel a nightmare for players]] as well.



-->'''Tanner''': Next coma, [[GallowsHumor I want a yacht.]] I want deep-sea fishing and a ''goddamn yacht''.

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-->'''Tanner''': Next coma, [[GallowsHumor I want a yacht.]] yacht]]. I want deep-sea fishing and a ''goddamn yacht''.



* In ''VideoGame/DrawnToLife'', the [[spoiler:entire Raposa world]] is all just a coma dream. [[OrWasItADream Maybe]].

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* In ''VideoGame/DrawnToLife'', the [[spoiler:entire Raposa world]] is all just a coma dream. [[OrWasItADream Maybe]].Maybe.]]



* In ''VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys4'', it's heavily implied [[spoiler: you're playing as the victim of the infamous "Bite of '87", and everything that's happening is a terrible hallucination as a result of [[BrainFood his head being crushed by an animatronic's mouth]]. Sometimes when you look back at the bed, you'll see an I.V. drip bag and pills on the bedside table, implying he's in the hospital.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys4'', it's heavily implied [[spoiler: you're playing as the victim of the infamous "Bite of '87", and everything that's happening is a terrible hallucination as a result of [[BrainFood his head being crushed by an animatronic's mouth]]. Sometimes when you look back at the bed, you'll see an I.V. drip bag and pills on the bedside table, implying he's in the hospital.]]hospital]].
31st Mar '17 5:02:42 AM mariofan1000
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* The entire ''Dreamland'' season of ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'' takes place in Sterling Archer's 1940's FilmNoir coma dream after [[spoiler: he's shot and left dying in a pool.]]
31st Jan '17 9:04:01 PM Fireblood
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* ''{{Series/Beyond}}'': Holden (and other coma patients) traveled into another world called the Realm during their comas. Some didn't make it back, as it's very dangerous.
29th Jan '17 5:54:10 AM GrammarNavi
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* In ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClank: Size Matters'' Ratchet ends up in a surreal hallucinatory dreamworld at one point. [[FridgeLogic Interestingly]] you can collect ammo in the dream that carries over to the real world.

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* In ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClank: Size Matters'' ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClankSizeMatters'', Ratchet ends up in a surreal hallucinatory dreamworld at one point. [[FridgeLogic Interestingly]] you can collect ammo in the dream that carries over to the real world.
30th Dec '16 10:10:25 PM Fireblood
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* ''Series/TheMagicians2016'': Quentin is put in one due to a magic spell which makes him think he's still in a mental institution.
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