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18th Feb '18 10:25:58 AM nombretomado
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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.

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* Sergius Alexander in ''Film/TheLastCommand'' is a former Tsarist Russian general who barely escaped RedOctober UsefulNotes/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.
11th Feb '18 9:50:35 AM TokoWH
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Needless to say, this is indeed TruthInTelevision for a some people, often for various reasons. For the sake of [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment not accidentally offending anyone though]], Administrivia/NoRealLifeExamplesPlease

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Needless to say, this is indeed TruthInTelevision for a some people, often for various reasons. For the sake of [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment not accidentally offending anyone though]], Administrivia/NoRealLifeExamplesPlease
11th Feb '18 9:49:44 AM TokoWH
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Needless to say, this is indeed TruthInTelevision for a some people, often for various reasons. For the sake of [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment not accidentally offending anyone though]], Administrivia/NoRealLifeExamplesPlease.

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Needless to say, this is indeed TruthInTelevision for a some people, often for various reasons. For the sake of [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment not accidentally offending anyone though]], Administrivia/NoRealLifeExamplesPlease.
Administrivia/NoRealLifeExamplesPlease
11th Feb '18 9:49:19 AM TokoWH
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Needless to say, this is indeed TruthInTelevision for a some people, often for various reasons. For the sake of [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment not accidentally offending anyone though]], Administrivia/NoRealLifeExamplesPlease.
6th Jan '18 10:43:52 AM ScroogeMacDuck
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* In ''Fanfic/TheParselmouthOfGryffindor'', this seems to be the main cause of the ''Quibbler''[='=]s inaccuracies. Chapter 20 shows that Mr Lovegood apparently took ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'' at face value, deeming it a groundbreaking documentary on the wrongdoings of the American Dark Wizard Oz.
26th Dec '17 1:41:33 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* [[spoiler:Omega]] in ''FinalFantasyXIV'' is said to collect all available knowledge, but is unaware of the distinction between fact and fiction. This is irrelevant to it, [[spoiler:since it has the power to shape life into being by manipulating aether. As long as it is logical, it's real to Omega]].

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* [[spoiler:Omega]] in ''FinalFantasyXIV'' ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'' is said to collect all available knowledge, but is unaware of the distinction between fact and fiction. This is irrelevant to it, [[spoiler:since it has the power to shape life into being by manipulating aether. As long as it is logical, it's real to Omega]].
12th Dec '17 7:25:52 PM TheCuza
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* In ''Film/GalaxyQuest'', the Thermians have no concept of deceit or fiction, believing everything they see and hear as fact. They think that the ''Galaxy Quest'' episodes they found in Earth's transmissions are "historical documents" of an actual space crew traveling the galaxy. When the crew tries to explain this to them and mentions ''Series/GilligansIsland'', the aliens simply murmur sadly "those poor people". Their enemies, on the other hand, have no such problem and had exploited it to wipe out almost the entire Thermian race by the time of the movie. Once the BigBad watches the "historical documents" for himself, he knows ''exactly'' what they really are and thinks the whole mix-up is funny as hell.

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* In ''Film/GalaxyQuest'', the Thermians have no concept of deceit or fiction, believing everything they see and hear as fact. were only recently introduced to the concepts of lying and deception courtesy of the BigBad, a GalacticConqueror who exploited their ignorance of these concepts to nearly wipe out their entire race. They think that the ''Galaxy Quest'' episodes they found in Earth's transmissions are "historical documents" of an actual space crew traveling the galaxy. When the crew tries to explain this to them galaxy, and mentions ''Series/GilligansIsland'', the aliens simply murmur sadly mourn for "those poor people". Their enemies, people" trapped on the other hand, have no such problem and had exploited it to wipe out almost the entire Thermian race by the time of the movie. ''Series/GilligansIsland''. Once the BigBad watches the "historical documents" for himself, he knows ''exactly'' what they really are and thinks takes sadistic glee in forcing the whole mix-up actors to come clean.
-->'''Sarris:''' This
is funny a moment I will treasure. Explain to him who you all really are. ''[grabs Nesmith and drags him over to Mathesar]'' Tell him! Explain!\\
'''Nesmith:''' Mathesar, the-uh... there's no such person
as hell.Captain Taggart. My name is Jason Nesmith. I am, uh... an actor. We're all actors.\\
'''Sarris:''' He doesn't understand. Explain as you would a ''child''.\\
'''Nesmith:''' We, uh... we pretended. ''[beat]'' We lied.\\
'''Mathesar:''' ''[sad noise]''\\
'''Sarris:''' Yes! You understand ''that'', don't you, Mathesar?
8th Dec '17 2:05:28 AM Shadowgazer
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A character starts to be unable to tell the difference between fiction and reality. Often it's thinking a TV show is real, or thinking one is actually in the show. They will often be a LoonyFan or a very small child.

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A character starts to be unable to tell the difference between fiction and reality. Often it's thinking a TV show is real, or thinking one is actually in the show. They will often be a LoonyFan who hallucinates things or a very small child.
child who merely believes whatever they are told. Or a big ManChild. They might just lack the ability to [[TheDitz determine that fiction is merely fiction and naively apply it to real life without necessarily imagining things.]]



* In ''Series/{{Blackadder}}'', Prince George believes that the actor in ''Theatre/JuliusCaesar' is about to be killed and says "Look out, Mr. Caesar!" He later mistakes an actual assassination attempt for AllPartOfTheShow in an unrelated incident.

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* In ''Series/{{Blackadder}}'', Prince George believes that the actor in ''Theatre/JuliusCaesar' is about to be killed and says "Look out, Mr. Caesar!" He later mistakes an actual assassination attempt for AllPartOfTheShow in an unrelated incident. Unlike many others, its not out of being obsessed with fiction, but rather because of being too dim-witted to comprehend the concept of pretending to be someone else.
8th Dec '17 1:49:49 AM Shadowgazer
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* Buzz Lightyear from ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'' sort of suffered from this, [[spoiler:until he saw the commercial at Sid's house advertising for Buzz Lightyears]]. Zerg and the Toy-Barn Buzz Lightyear suffer from this in the second movie. It carries over into promotional media as Buzz still thinks that he is the real deal.

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* Buzz Lightyear from ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'' sort of suffered from this, [[spoiler:until he saw the commercial at Sid's house advertising for Buzz Lightyears]]. Zerg and the Toy-Barn Buzz Lightyear suffer from this in the second movie. It carries over into promotional media as Buzz still thinks that he is the real deal.[[AllThereInTheManual Supplemental material]] reveals that for some reason this is the case with all space toys, unlike everyone else.
12th Nov '17 6:57:51 AM Dommie222
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* ThroughTheEyesOfMadness: When it's established that the character cannot tell fiction from reality because out of real insanity.
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