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18th Apr '16 10:31:00 PM JackG
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* At the beginning of ''Film/TheRightStuff'', the wife of a test pilot starts awake on hearing the crash of her husband's aircraft. The [[SinisterMinister black-clad priest]] sent to tell her the bad news only confirms what she already knows.
9th Apr '16 10:03:27 AM AlphaHandingGems
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* In the American version of ''Film/TheRing'', Creator/NaomiWatts' character does this after having a nightmare of Samura being in her apartment.

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* In the American version of ''Film/TheRing'', Creator/NaomiWatts' character does this after having a nightmare of Samura Samara being in her apartment.
31st Mar '16 2:37:15 PM ObsidianFire
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-->'''Sokka:''' ''(woken up as a result of Aang doing this in "The Storm")'' What happened? [[GenreSavvy Did we get captured again?]]

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-->'''Sokka:''' ''(woken up as a result of Aang doing this in "The Storm")'' What happened? [[GenreSavvy Did we get captured again?]]again?
9th Mar '16 1:31:54 PM Arivne
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** Shelden had another one after a nightmare in which SantaClaus [[ItMakesSenseInContext shoots him with a canon since Sheldon allowed him to die during a Dungeons & Dragons game earlier]].

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** Shelden had another one after a nightmare in which SantaClaus [[ItMakesSenseInContext shoots him with a canon cannon since Sheldon allowed him to die during a Dungeons & Dragons ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' game earlier]].



* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' adventure I10 ''Ravenloft II: The House on Gryphon Hill''.
** At the beginning of the module, the {{PC}}s each have a terrible nightmare, then wake up sitting bolt upright in bed, screaming and covered in cold sweat.
** After the Creature first appears to the Alchemist in a dream, most of the possible results have the Alchemist bolting upright in bed when he wakes up.

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* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' adventure ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''
** Adventure
I10 ''Ravenloft II: The House on Gryphon Hill''.
** *** At the beginning of the module, the {{PC}}s each have a terrible nightmare, then wake up sitting bolt upright in bed, screaming and covered in cold sweat.
** *** After the Creature first appears to the Alchemist in a dream, most of the possible results have the Alchemist bolting upright in bed when he wakes up.up.
** ''Magazine/{{Dungeon}}'' magazine #31 adventure "Bane of the Shadowborn". When the {{PC}}s are taken by the Mists to Ravenloft, one of them has a nightmare in which they are killed without any chance to save themselves. When they wake up from the nightmare, they sit up while screaming, their body drenched in sweat.
22nd Feb '16 8:19:01 PM Mdumas43073
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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C29yrzFYF4Q This 2014 KFC ad]], with the "real" Colonel Sanders (Creator/JimGaffigan) waking from a nightmare about an "imposter" Colonel (Creator/NormMacDonald).

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C29yrzFYF4Q This 2014 KFC ad]], 2016 commercial]] for UsefulNotes/KentuckyFriedChicken, with the "real" Colonel Sanders (Creator/JimGaffigan) waking from a nightmare about an "imposter" Colonel (Creator/NormMacDonald).
22nd Feb '16 8:18:10 PM Mdumas43073
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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C29yrzFYF4Q This 2014 KFC ad]], with the "real" Colonel Sanders (Creator/JimGaffigan) waking from a nightmare about an "imposter" Colonel (Creator/NormMacDonald).
9th Feb '16 4:17:47 PM Andyroid
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-->'''Tiny Gossamer''': Oh, yeah? That's what you think!

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-->'''Tiny Gossamer''': [[ThatWasNotADream Oh, yeah? That's what you think!think!]]


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* In the ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder'' episode "The Buddies", [[VitriolicBestBuds Wander starts singing a song to Lord Hater]] about being "Best Friends Forever", and Hater ends up joining in... then it cuts to [[AllJustADream Hater waking up screaming]].
6th Feb '16 12:56:27 AM Karxrida
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* ''WesternAnimation/InsideOut'' represents this as a panic button that the emotion on dream duty presses when a nightmare gets too intense. Near the end of the second act, Joy, Sadness, and Bing Bong deliberately try to cause such a nightmare, as the Train of Thought, which the three are taking to get back to Headquarters, doesn't run when Riley's asleep. After a failed attempt that results in Bing Bong being thrown into the subconscious, the three lead SelfDemonstrating/JanglesTheClown, the representation of [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes Riley's coulrophobia]], to Dream Productions, prompting Fear to hit the panic button.

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* ''WesternAnimation/InsideOut'' represents this as a panic button that the emotion on dream duty presses when a nightmare gets too intense. Near the end of the second act, Joy, Sadness, and Bing Bong deliberately try to cause such a nightmare, as the Train of Thought, which the three are taking to get back to Headquarters, doesn't run when Riley's asleep. After a failed attempt that results in Bing Bong being thrown into the subconscious, the three lead SelfDemonstrating/JanglesTheClown, Jangles the Clown, the representation of [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes Riley's coulrophobia]], to Dream Productions, prompting Fear to hit the panic button.
16th Jan '16 12:12:41 PM StFan
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* ''ComicStrip/PerryBibleFellowship'': [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/?cid=PBF044-Falling_Dream.gif Subverted]].

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* ''ComicStrip/PerryBibleFellowship'': ''ComicStrip/ThePerryBibleFellowship'': [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/?cid=PBF044-Falling_Dream.gif Subverted]].



* ''Webcomic/ComplicatedNess''
** Happens to Ness when he is told he can never fly and tries to fly off a building in his dream.

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* ''Webcomic/ComplicatedNess''
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''Webcomic/ComplicatedNess'': Happens to Ness when he is told he can never fly and tries to fly off a building in his dream.
5th Jan '16 6:52:43 PM ANTMuddle
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This does happen ''occasionally'' in the real world, but usually when one is startled by an outside sensation, not a nightmare. Most of the time, certain chemicals secreted while falling asleep prevent the sleeper from acting out their dreams, a condition known as sleep paralysis when it extends to shortly before falling asleep or after waking up. The rare times it does happen in real life involve a neurological disorder where the person is woken up from the dream by the sensation (not the other way around) and often describe the feeling as being "pushed" upright. Nevertheless, the Catapult Nightmare happens ''every single time'' on TV. If it's a DreamWithinADream, expect two. [[RunningGag Possibly more]].

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This While it does happen ''occasionally'' in the real world, but usually when one is startled by an outside sensation, not a nightmare. Most of the time, certain chemicals secreted while falling asleep prevent the sleeper from acting out their dreams, a condition known as sleep paralysis when it extends to shortly before falling asleep or after waking up. The rare times it does happen in real life involve a neurological disorder where the person is woken up from the dream by the sensation (not the other way around) and often describe the feeling as being "pushed" upright. Nevertheless, the Catapult Nightmare happens ''every single time'' on TV. If it's a DreamWithinADream, expect two. [[RunningGag Possibly more]].
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