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26th Jan '16 8:30:02 AM JBK405
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* Abed in ''Series/{{Community}}'' is often accused of this trope. However, mostly he can distinguish TV from reality, but uses TV as a filter to understand reality.

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* Abed in ''Series/{{Community}}'' is often accused of this trope. trope, with several characters questioning whether or not he can recognize what is or is not real. However, mostly throughout most of the series he ''can'' can distinguish TV from reality, but uses TV as a filter to understand reality.''understand'' reality. In gets weird in the final season when it seems that he does completely succumb and lose his grip on reality, culminating in "Basic RV Repair and Palmistry". Though it is not referred to as such, Abed has a psychotic break and believes that he literally can change the past by having a "flashback" to earlier events. This puts himself and others in actual danger, and they need to resolve the situation by playing into his delusion, claiming that the present '''is''' a flashback from the future.
6th Jan '16 8:40:40 AM thatmadork
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* Just a single aspect of [[BigBad Annie Wilkes]]'s whole insane mindset in ''Literature/{{Misery}}''. Many fans can relate the to the nightmare of having their favourite fictional character being KilledOffForReal, but when Annie reads a a draft of Paul's final Misery story and learns of the character's [[DeathByChildbirth ultimate fate]], Annie basically freaks her shit and attacks him, almost reacting as if he just murdered a real person.
12th Dec '15 8:40:43 PM ultimomant
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* On ''Anime/YuGiOhZexal'', Astral briefly had this problem, thinking the science-fiction program ''DD Esper Star Robin'' was real. (He can be excused, being an [[InnocentAliens Innocent Alien]] at the time.) Later, however, Fuya Okudaira (the star of the show) develops this problem after [[ClingyMacGuffin being corrupted by a Number]], [[LostInCharacter believing he actually is the character he portrays]].

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* On ''Anime/YuGiOhZexal'', ''Anime/YuGiOhZEXAL'', Astral briefly had this problem, thinking the science-fiction program ''DD Esper Star Robin'' was real. (He can be excused, being an [[InnocentAliens Innocent Alien]] at the time.) Later, however, Fuya Okudaira (the star of the show) develops this problem after [[ClingyMacGuffin being corrupted by a Number]], [[LostInCharacter believing he actually is the character he portrays]].
1st Sep '15 1:43:57 PM Arachnos
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* In "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wsxBMkllVY Foxy's Tale]]", a fan song for ''VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys'', Foxy the Pirate Fox, an animatronic for entertaining kids designed after a pirate, suffers from a delusional belief that he really used to be a pirate in the past. This belief slowly drove him mad, causing him to attack someone (possibly referring to the Bite of 87).
20th May '15 6:00:42 AM SteveMB
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* AndYouThoughtItWasAGame: The character mistakes a specific real situation for a bit of playwriting.

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* AndYouThoughtItWasAGame: The character mistakes a specific real situation for a bit of playwriting.
playacting.
20th May '15 5:58:23 AM SteveMB
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* AndYouThoughtItWasAGame: The character mistakes a specific real situation for a bit of playwriting.
18th Nov '14 4:02:17 PM jamespolk
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* Sergius Alexander in ''Film/TheLastCommand'' is a former Tsarist Russian general who barely escaped RedOctober and is now eking out a meager existence as a Hollywood film extra. He's cast in a movie about the Russian Revolution, appropriately enough. After getting dressed up in his general's uniform again, put in a trench warfare set, and told to harangue his mutinous soldiers, Sergius snaps. Thinking he's back in 1917 and fighting the revolutionaries, he grabs the Imperial Russian flag and tells his men to charge forward to "victory". Then he collapses and dies.
25th Sep '14 7:36:32 PM Renicula
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* Red from ''{{VisualNovel/Nameless}} - The One Thing You Must Recall -'' is [[LivingToys a doll]] [[ArtificalHuman that has been turned human]] designed to be an action hero. As such, he treats life like he's the main hero in a Sentai show and the rest of his friends are fellow Sentai.

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* Red from ''{{VisualNovel/Nameless}} - The One Thing You Must Recall -'' is [[LivingToys a doll]] [[ArtificalHuman [[ArtificialHuman that has been turned human]] designed to be an action hero. As such, he treats life like he's the main hero in a Sentai show and the rest of his friends are fellow Sentai.
25th Sep '14 7:36:07 PM Renicula
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* Red from ''{{VisualNovel/Nameless}} - The One Thing You Must Recall -'' is [[LivingToys a doll]] [[ArtificalHuman that has been turned human]] designed to be an action hero. As such, he treats life like he's the main hero in a Sentai show and the rest of his friends are fellow Sentai.
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10th Sep '14 12:56:08 PM MorningStar1337
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* On ''Anime/YuGiOhZexal'', Astral briefly had this problem, thinking the science-fiction program ''DD Esper Star Robin'' was real. (He can be excused, being an [[InnocentAliens Innocent Alien]] at the time.) Later, however, Fuya Okudaira (the star of the show) develops this problem after [[ClingyMacGuffin being corrupted by a Number]], believing he actually is the character he portrays.

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* On ''Anime/YuGiOhZexal'', Astral briefly had this problem, thinking the science-fiction program ''DD Esper Star Robin'' was real. (He can be excused, being an [[InnocentAliens Innocent Alien]] at the time.) Later, however, Fuya Okudaira (the star of the show) develops this problem after [[ClingyMacGuffin being corrupted by a Number]], [[LostInCharacter believing he actually is the character he portrays.portrays]].
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