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5th May '16 7:18:25 PM Pichu-kun
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* ''Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Ginji's Rescue Team'' is a short manga adaptation of ''VideoGame/PokemonMysteryDungeonRescueTeam''. Unlike the source where the protagonist stays a Pokemon, the manga ends with Ginji waking up at home with implications being everything was a dream.
5th May '16 8:04:33 AM MarqFJA
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* In ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'', Ranma dreams that Jusenkyō dried up and wakes up terrified that he won't be able to lift the curse. He, Saotome, and Happōsai then use a MagicMirror to TimeTravel. They first visit a future where Ryōga and Akane are married with children, then visit Jusenkyō to prevent their past selves from falling in the spring in the first place, but Happōsai sabotages it after he's left behind. Then Ranma wakes up again -- the entire episode was just a dream, and the intro was a dream within a dream. He's understandably paranoid that he hasn't really woken up yet.

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* In ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'', Ranma dreams that Jusenkyō dried up and wakes up terrified that he won't be able to lift the curse. He, Saotome, Genma, and Happōsai then use a MagicMirror to TimeTravel. They first visit a future where Ryōga and Akane are married with children, then visit Jusenkyō to prevent their past selves from falling in the spring in the first place, but Happōsai sabotages it after he's left behind. Then Ranma wakes up again -- the entire episode was just a dream, and the intro was a dream within a dream. He's understandably paranoid that he hasn't really woken up yet.
2nd May '16 1:30:56 AM Pichu-kun
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* ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'': The manga begins with Mikasa telling Eren that she'll see him later. Eren wakes up saying he had a really long dream and is mysteriously crying. The anime noticeably changed this to a sequence of various scenes including the attack on Zhiganshina. What exactly the scene means is a matter of furious debate.



* The ''[[Anime/SunnySideBattle Sunny-Side Battle!]]'' OVA of ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' turns out to be Sasuke's dream, throughout which Itachi was trying to tell him something important. Sasuke figures it out at the end.



* The episode "Haruhi in Wonderland" of ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'' is all Haruhi's dream, but it's obvious from the beginning that it is either a dream or at least a nonsense episode based on Literature/AliceInWonderland. What makes the episode really neat is its use of [[FridgeLogic dream logic]] and the way she wakes up by slowly realizing that people and places are not exactly as they are in real life. The final realization that causes her to awaken is trying to hug her mother who was already dead when the series began.
* Two episodes of ''Anime/{{Patlabor}}''. In the first, Shige gets knocked out and dreams that he moves to New York to become part of a team of {{Toku}} heroes. In the second, it ''looks'' like Noa dreams that she's the hero of an Series/{{Ultraman}} parody... but it turns out it's her teammate Asuma who dreamed it when he fell asleep listening to Shige talk about his aforementioned dream sequence in the hospital.

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* The episode "Haruhi in Wonderland" of ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'' is all Haruhi's dream, but it's obvious from the beginning that it is either a dream or at least a nonsense episode based on Literature/AliceInWonderland.''Literature/AliceInWonderland''. What makes the episode really neat is its use of [[FridgeLogic dream logic]] and the way she wakes up by slowly realizing that people and places are not exactly as they are in real life. The final realization that causes her to awaken is trying to hug her mother who was already dead when the series began.
* Two episodes of ''Anime/{{Patlabor}}''. In the first, Shige gets knocked out and dreams that he moves to New York to become part of a team of {{Toku}} heroes. In the second, it ''looks'' like Noa dreams that she's the hero of an Series/{{Ultraman}} ''Series/{{Ultraman}}'' parody... but it turns out it's her teammate Asuma who dreamed it when he fell asleep listening to Shige talk about his aforementioned dream sequence in the hospital.hospital.
* ''Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Ginji's Rescue Team'' is a short manga adaptation of ''VideoGame/PokemonMysteryDungeonRescueTeam''. Unlike the source where the protagonist stays a Pokemon, the manga ends with Ginji waking up at home with implications being everything was a dream.



* The ''[[Anime/SunnySideBattle Sunny-Side Battle!]]'' OVA of ''Franchise/{{Naruto}}'' turns out to be [[spoiler:Sasuke]]'s dream, throughout which [[spoiler:Itachi]] was trying to tell him something important. [[spoiler:Sasuke]] figures it out at the end.
* ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'': [[spoiler:The manga begins with Mikasa telling Eren that she'll see him later. Eren wakes up saying he had a really long dream and is mysteriously crying. The anime noticeably changed this to a sequence of various scenes including the attack on Zhiganshina. What exactly the scene means is a matter of furious debate]].
1st May '16 10:50:47 AM Tron80
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* In ''Fanfic/AdviceAndTrust'', Ritsuko does this in chapter 9. She's lying next to Maya after a fabulous and romantic date... and then she wakes up and realizes that she was dreaming.
25th Apr '16 11:32:02 PM merotoker
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* The ''[[Anime/SunnySideBattle Sunny-Side Battle!]]'' OVA of ''Franchise/{{Naruto}}'' truns out to be [[spoiler:Sasuke]]'s dream, throughout which [[spoiler:Itachi]] was trying to tell him something important. [[spoiler:Sasuke]] figures it out at the end.
* ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'': [[spoiler:The manga begins with Mikasa telling Eren that she'll see him later. Eren wakes up saying he had a really long dream and is mysteriously crying. The anime noticeably changed this to a sequence of various scenes including the attack on Zhiganshina. What exactly the scene means is a matter of furious debate.]]

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* The ''[[Anime/SunnySideBattle Sunny-Side Battle!]]'' OVA of ''Franchise/{{Naruto}}'' truns turns out to be [[spoiler:Sasuke]]'s dream, throughout which [[spoiler:Itachi]] was trying to tell him something important. [[spoiler:Sasuke]] figures it out at the end.
* ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'': [[spoiler:The manga begins with Mikasa telling Eren that she'll see him later. Eren wakes up saying he had a really long dream and is mysteriously crying. The anime noticeably changed this to a sequence of various scenes including the attack on Zhiganshina. What exactly the scene means is a matter of furious debate.]] debate]].



* Bruce Jones' run on ''Comicbook/TheIncredibleHulk'' was retconned in this manner, with Creator/PeterDavid's subsequent run explaining that it was all a hallucination brought on by Nightmare.

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* Bruce Jones' run on ''Comicbook/TheIncredibleHulk'' ''Comicbook/IncredibleHulk'' was retconned in this manner, with Creator/PeterDavid's subsequent run explaining that it was all a hallucination brought on by Nightmare.



* ''Werther Has Already Been Written''(1979) by famous Soviet writer Valentin Kataev, a novel about Cheka terror in Odessa in 1921, is an unusual example. The story is [[FramingDevice framed]] as an AuthorAvatar's dream and is written in PurpleProse, with heavy using of flashbacks and flashforwards. But the story itself in not dreamlike, it's completely realistic and evidently based on real events.

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* ''Werther Has Already Been Written''(1979) Written'' (1979) by famous Soviet writer Valentin Kataev, a novel about Cheka terror in Odessa in 1921, is an unusual example. The story is [[FramingDevice framed]] as an AuthorAvatar's dream and is written in PurpleProse, with heavy using of flashbacks and flashforwards. But the story itself in not dreamlike, it's completely realistic and evidently based on real events.



* In the episode ''Virtural Slide'' of the series ''{{Sliders}}'' Maggie Beckett has a dream within a dream. After Maggie is captured, she is put into a virtual reality that she recognizes as such almost immediately. Her captures segue this into a more realistic version where Maggie interacts with her friends, gives her captures information, and imagines a relationship with one of the men on her crew. Only when rescued does she realize that she never woke up from the first "dream."

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* In the episode ''Virtural Slide'' of the series ''{{Sliders}}'' ''Series/{{Sliders}}'' Maggie Beckett has a dream within a dream. After Maggie is captured, she is put into a virtual reality that she recognizes as such almost immediately. Her captures segue this into a more realistic version where Maggie interacts with her friends, gives her captures information, and imagines a relationship with one of the men on her crew. Only when rescued does she realize that she never woke up from the first "dream."



* ''Series/TheDickVanDykeShow's'' classic ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' parody "It May Look Like a Walnut."

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* ''Series/TheDickVanDykeShow's'' classic ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' ''Series/{{The Twilight Zone|1959}}'' parody "It May Look Like a Walnut."



* ''Series/TheTwilightZone''

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* ''Series/TheTwilightZone''''Series/{{The Twilight Zone|1959}}''



* Or US {{Soap Opera}}s. The soap ''SunsetBeach'' concluded with its two supercouples getting married in a double wedding, only to have the heroine wake up and have it revealed that the last two years (the duration of the soap) were a dream (complete with AndYouWereThere). . .only to have the trope played twice when she wakes up ''again'' to learn that ''this'' was a dream and that she and the hero are happily married rather than the turbulence of the past two years.

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* Or US {{Soap Opera}}s. The soap ''SunsetBeach'' ''Series/SunsetBeach'' concluded with its two supercouples getting married in a double wedding, only to have the heroine wake up and have it revealed that the last two years (the duration of the soap) were a dream (complete with AndYouWereThere). . .only to have the trope played twice when she wakes up ''again'' to learn that ''this'' was a dream and that she and the hero are happily married rather than the turbulence of the past two years.



* ''Series/{{Matlock}}'' had "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Matlock's Bad, Bad, Bad Dream]], in which the title character dreams of defending a '30s era club owner against charges of the murder of a club musician.

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* ''Series/{{Matlock}}'' had "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Matlock's Bad, Bad, Bad Dream]], Dream]]", in which the title character dreams of defending a '30s era club owner against charges of the murder of a club musician.



* The video for "California Love" by TupacShakur has this revelation as well.

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* The video for "California Love" by TupacShakur Music/TupacShakur has this revelation as well.



* CelineDion's first single, ''Ce ne'tait qu'un reve'', actually translates into this (Nothing but a dream).

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* CelineDion's Muisc/CelineDion's first single, ''Ce ne'tait qu'un reve'', actually translates into this (Nothing but a dream).



* [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1999&addr=990513 Jon got a date]] and asked ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' to pinch him to be sure it wasn't a dream. It was.

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* [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1999&addr=990513 [[https://garfield.com/comic/1999/05/13 Jon got a date]] and asked ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' to pinch him to be sure it wasn't a dream. It was.



** Also Creator/WinsorMcCay's ''Dreams of the Rarebit Fiend''-- though the title makes that obvioius.

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** Also Creator/WinsorMcCay's ''Dreams of the Rarebit Fiend''-- though the title makes that obvioius.obvious.



* Occasionally, this is the case in the 1999 PlayStation game ''The Adventures of Alundra'' or just ''VideoGame/{{Alundra}}'' among fans. The twist, however, is that the dream is not the protagonist's. Instead, he enters other people's dreams and slay whatever monsters may be invading their dreams, trying to kill them. Most of the unnecessarily complicated dungeons are actually dreams.

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* Occasionally, this is the case in the 1999 PlayStation UsefulNotes/PlayStation game ''The Adventures of Alundra'' or just ''VideoGame/{{Alundra}}'' among fans. The twist, however, is that the dream is not the protagonist's. Instead, he enters other people's dreams and slay whatever monsters may be invading their dreams, trying to kill them. Most of the unnecessarily complicated dungeons are actually dreams.



* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'': [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/scratch.php?s=6&p=005732 Here]], Doc Scratch [[TheReveal reveals]] that, from the [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/scratch.php?s=6&p=005674 coin flip onwards]], he had [[HalfTruth actually been describing]] a [[ForWantOfANail doomed alternate timeline in which Terezi let Vriska carry out her plan]], and that, in the alpha timeline, Terezi had [[SelfDefeatingProphecy foreseen that outcome and stabbed Vriska to avoid it]]. It's revealed eventually that ''that'' was a doomed alternate timeline (which was followed for the entire rest of the comic), and that ''actually'', Vriska survives due to a literal in-universe {{Retcon}}.

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* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'': [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/scratch.php?s=6&p=005732 Here]], Doc Scratch [[TheReveal reveals]] that, from the [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/scratch.php?s=6&p=005674 coin flip onwards]], he had [[HalfTruth [[MetaphoricallyTrue actually been describing]] a [[ForWantOfANail doomed alternate timeline in which Terezi let Vriska carry out her plan]], and that, in the alpha timeline, Terezi had [[SelfDefeatingProphecy foreseen that outcome and stabbed Vriska to avoid it]]. It's revealed eventually that ''that'' was a doomed alternate timeline (which was followed for the entire rest of the comic), and that ''actually'', Vriska survives due to a literal in-universe {{Retcon}}.



* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'', "Rewriting History", repeatedly {{lampshade|Hanging}}d the increasingly unlikely coincidence that [[GenerationXerox all the cast's grandparents]] were involved in a plot at the start of the century, with a last minute solution that "seemed like something from a dream" - because that's what it all was. Which is sad, because GenerationXerox plot seemed pretty cool. Though, oddly, the episode did end with an even more absurd GenerationXerox being canon.
** Though WordOfGod is that Kim and Ron's ancestors from the dream actually existed.

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* One ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible''
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episode of ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'', "Rewriting History", History" repeatedly {{lampshade|Hanging}}d the increasingly unlikely coincidence that [[GenerationXerox all the cast's grandparents]] were involved in a plot at the start of the century, with a last minute solution that "seemed like something from a dream" - because that's what it all was. Which is sad, because GenerationXerox plot seemed pretty cool. Though, oddly, the episode did end with an even more absurd GenerationXerox being canon.
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canon. Though WordOfGod is that Kim and Ron's ancestors from the dream actually existed.
10th Apr '16 10:15:45 PM MyFinalEdits
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* Most of the ''WesternAnimation/Daria'' episode "Murder, She Snored." In this case, it's not a spoiler, since we see [[TheSnarkKnight Daria]] fall asleep before the silly parodies begin.

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* Most of the ''WesternAnimation/Daria'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'' episode "Murder, She Snored." In this case, it's not a spoiler, since we see [[TheSnarkKnight Daria]] fall is seen falling asleep before the silly parodies begin.



* The ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' Rule63 episodes are all "[[TakeThatAudience fanfictions]]" written by different characters; only the first one had this as a twist, though.
** The episode "Puhoy"...[[OrWasItADream maybe]].
** Also "King Worm," though the plot is that the characters eventually realize it's a dream and need to escape.

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* ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'':
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The ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' Rule63 RuleSixtyThree episodes are all "[[TakeThatAudience fanfictions]]" written by different characters; only the first one had this as a twist, though.
** The episode "Puhoy"...[[OrWasItADream maybe]].
** Also
"King Worm," though the plot is that the characters eventually realize it's a dream and need to escape. escape.
%%** The episode "Puhoy"...[[OrWasItADream maybe]].
10th Apr '16 12:39:05 PM JoeMerl
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* Most of the ''WesternAnimation/Daria'' episode "Murder, She Snored." In this case, it's not a spoiler, since we see [[TheSnarkKnight Daria]] fall asleep before the silly parodies begin.



* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' set in the Land of Aaa, populated by {{Gender Flip}}ped versions of the show's characters, turns out to literally be FanFiction written by the Ice King.
** At the end of "Puhoy", it's revealed that Finn was dreaming about the world inside Jake's fort the whole time.

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* An episode of The ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' set in the Land of Aaa, populated by {{Gender Flip}}ped versions of the show's characters, turns out to literally be FanFiction Rule63 episodes are all "[[TakeThatAudience fanfictions]]" written by different characters; only the Ice King.
first one had this as a twist, though.
** At The episode "Puhoy"...[[OrWasItADream maybe]].
** Also "King Worm," though
the end of "Puhoy", plot is that the characters eventually realize it's revealed that Finn was dreaming about the world inside Jake's fort the whole time.a dream and need to escape.
10th Apr '16 12:25:47 PM JoeMerl
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* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' had the entire cast killed off one-by-one by an unstoppable AlienInvasion. It's revealed at the end that the whole thing was a psychic-induced UnwinnableTrainingSimulation. There was some actual danger to the cast, however: Miss Martian accidentally used her PsychicPowers to [[HolodeckMalfunction turn off the safety features]], forcing ComicBook/MartianManhunter to [[OrpheanRescue enter the dream and free the cast]]. Unlike many instances of this trope, the events have long lasting effects, as it not only tips other characters off to the strength of Megen's abilities, but the cast are shown to be traumatised by the events, as it still feels as they watched all their family and friends die. It also spurs a lot of other development, since it forces the cast to confront lingering issues that were heightened by the apparent life-or-death situation. Superboy realises that his constant comparison between himself and Superman is impinging his moral judgment, Kaldur deals with the fact that his self-sacrificial nature isn't necessarily the best trait in a leader Robin realizes he can never be like Batman and, in truth, doesn't really want to be, M'gnn copes with how she nearly doomed all her friends to being comatose, and Wally tries to ignore that his feelings for Artemis clearly isn't the [[UnresolvedSexualTension bickering annoyance he pretends]].

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* One episode of {{Deconstructed}} in the ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' had the entire cast killed off one-by-one by an unstoppable AlienInvasion. It's revealed at the end that the episode "Failsafe." The whole thing was a psychic-induced UnwinnableTrainingSimulation. There was some actual danger episode turned out to be an UnwinnableTrainingSimulation the cast, however: Miss Martian accidentally used her characters were undergoing while in a psychic trance. However, partway through the exercise, M'gann's PsychicPowers to [[HolodeckMalfunction turn turned off the safety features]], forcing essentially brainwashing herself and everyone else to forget that it was fake. ComicBook/MartianManhunter was eventually able to [[OrpheanRescue enter the dream and free the cast]]. Unlike many instances of this trope, the events have long lasting effects, as it not only tips other characters off to the strength of Megen's abilities, perform an OrpheanRescue before everybody slipped into permanent comas, but the cast are shown to be traumatised by the events, as it still feels as they watched all their family and friends die. It also spurs a lot of other development, since it forces the cast to confront lingering issues that were heightened by the apparent life-or-death situation. Superboy realises that his constant comparison between himself and Superman is impinging his moral judgment, Kaldur whole next episode deals with them facing the fact trauma from the experience, and it ties into several character arcs that his self-sacrificial nature isn't necessarily last throughout the best trait in a leader Robin realizes he can never be like Batman and, in truth, doesn't really want to be, M'gnn copes with how she nearly doomed all her friends to being comatose, and Wally tries to ignore that his feelings for Artemis clearly isn't the [[UnresolvedSexualTension bickering annoyance he pretends]].series.
7th Apr '16 6:04:32 AM Phred
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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheNewMrPeabodyAndShermanShow'', Peabody and Sherman go back in time to watch Charles Dickens write "A Christmas Carol", only to find him being haunted by three ghosts that are fans of his work. After calming the spirits down by promising to write them into his next book, Dickens wakes up from his dream with inspiration and no time for visitors, leaving the real Mr. Peabody and Sherman confused and disappointed as they didn't get to do anything.
25th Mar '16 10:44:27 PM Sharlee
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* The ''Series/CSICrimeSceneInvestigation'' episode "Working Stiffs" ends with a scene of the culprit blowing up a safe, collecting its contents, and successfully slipping past the encircling cops through a basement tunnel ... only for the scene to rewind to the moment the safe's door blew off, to reveal that the door had actually ''cut them man in half'' and left him pinned to the wall, hallucinating that he'd succeeded in his dying moments.

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* The ''Series/CSICrimeSceneInvestigation'' episode "Working Stiffs" ends with a scene of the culprit blowing up a safe, collecting its contents, and successfully slipping past the encircling cops through a basement tunnel ... only for the scene to rewind to the moment the safe's door blew off, to reveal that the door had actually ''cut them the man in half'' and left him pinned to the wall, hallucinating that he'd succeeded in his dying moments.
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