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6th Jun '16 7:30:02 AM AgProv
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* Squadron Leader Barton, at the height of the Battle of Britain, has a recurring nightmare of piloting a plane, without a propeller, at unmanageably fast speeds, with controls that do not do what his experience as a pilot expects of them. He is trapped in an uncontrollable aircraft moving at high speeds with unresponsive controls and no means of ezcape. He inevitably awakes sweating and in high anxiety. See Creator/DerekRobinson's WW2 novel ''PieceOfCake'' for more.

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* Squadron Leader Barton, at the height of the Battle of Britain, has a recurring nightmare of piloting a plane, without a propeller, at unmanageably fast speeds, with controls that do not do what his experience as a pilot expects of them. He is trapped in an uncontrollable aircraft moving at high speeds with unresponsive controls and no means of ezcape.escape. He inevitably awakes sweating and in high anxiety. See Creator/DerekRobinson's WW2 novel ''PieceOfCake'' ''Piece Of Cake'' for more.
2nd Jun '16 8:16:42 PM contrafanxxx
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* Snake in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots'', after he falls asleep in Otacon's helicopter and dreams of ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'''s gameplay, complete with PS1 graphics.
27th May '16 1:03:09 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/TheBorrower'': Diana jumps awake after having a nightmare wherein she's sexually assaulted by an escaped sex offender she had a part in arresting earlier.
26th May '16 4:35:51 PM MajinAkuma
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** In anime episode 287 Isane Kotetsu wakes up like this again after the Arabian Nights dream.
** In anime episode 304 Captain Komamura wakes up like this after a dream in which the main characters are monsters.

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** In anime episode 287 287, Isane Kotetsu wakes up like this again after the Arabian Nights dream.
** In anime episode 304 304, Captain Komamura wakes up like this after a dream in which the main characters are monsters.monsters and it gets him when he sees his own face.



* ''Anime/PrincessTutu''

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* ''Anime/PrincessTutu''''Anime/PrincessTutu'':
17th May '16 1:03:09 AM SilentStranger
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* The Norwegian comic strip ''Pondus'' has this happen to the soccer-loving main character, with the punchline revealing that this is a ''recurring'' nightmare for him.
--> '''TV Announcer''': Due to heavy rains at Chelsea Stadium, todays Champions League match is cancelled. Instead we'll be airing a documentary about the voices in world literature.
--> '''Pondus''': *bolts awake* ''NOOOOOOOOO!!!!!''
7th May '16 8:37:18 AM Tron80
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* In ''Fanfic/NeonGenesisEvangelionGenocide'':
** In episode ten, Asuka does this after a bad dream.
** And in episode eleven, she falls off her bed.
--->Asuka’s eyes shot open and, though the images of her nightmare quickly disappeared, sprang from her bed as if to escape something from her subconscious reaching out to grab her. She was on her feet for only a second before her knees buckled and her legs surrendered her to gravity.\\
She landed with a thump and a whimper. She lay on the floor for a few moments, too dazed and confused to feel any pain, struggling to keep her heart from bursting out of her chest. For a second that lasted an eternity, she felt utterly helpless.
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.
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