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14th Nov '17 7:54:40 PM PaulA
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* In the ''AmazingStories'' episode "The Mission", a gunner trapped in a B-17's belly turret uses this to save himself when the plane is forced to make a belly landing, with battle damage preventing them from extending the landing gear or retracting the turret. He quickly sketches the plane with a pair of big cartoony tires and concentrates on the drawing... and it ''works''. Twenty-odd tons of bomber, held up (for a few crucial minutes) by nothing but imagination and ''belief''.

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* In the ''AmazingStories'' ''Series/AmazingStories'' episode "The Mission", a gunner trapped in a B-17's belly turret uses this to save himself when the plane is forced to make a belly landing, with battle damage preventing them from extending the landing gear or retracting the turret. He quickly sketches the plane with a pair of big cartoony tires and concentrates on the drawing... and it ''works''. Twenty-odd tons of bomber, held up (for a few crucial minutes) by nothing but imagination and ''belief''.
31st Oct '17 12:45:54 PM StClair
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* In the ''AmazingStories'' episode "The Mission", a gunner trapped in a B-17's belly turret uses this to save himself when the plane is forced to make a belly landing, with battle damage preventing them from extending the landing gear or retracting the turret. He quickly sketches the plane with a pair of big cartoony tires and concentrates on the drawing... and it ''works''. Twenty-odd tons of bomber, held up (for a few crucial minutes) by nothing but imagination and ''belief''.
29th Oct '17 6:30:34 PM zandercan
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* ''Film/DontLookUnderTheBed'', a Creator/DisneyChannel MadeForTVMovie, references this trope by name: The ThingsThatGoBumpInTheNight are actually imaginary friends that had been written off as, well, imaginary, which causes them to transform into ghoulish monsters and take malicious vengeance upon the kids who had stopped believing in them. The only sure-fire way to defeat them is by believing in the imaginary friend they once were, which reverses the transformation.

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* ''Film/DontLookUnderTheBed'', a Creator/DisneyChannel MadeForTVMovie, references this trope by name: The ThingsThatGoBumpInTheNight are actually imaginary friends that had been written off as, well, imaginary, forgotten about when children forced themselves to grow up before befriending other kids, which causes them to transform into ghoulish monsters and take malicious vengeance upon the kids who had stopped believing in them. The only sure-fire way to defeat them is by believing in the imaginary friend they once were, which reverses the transformation.
29th Oct '17 6:21:01 PM zandercan
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* ''Film/DontLookUnderTheBed'', a Creator/DisneyChannel MadeForTVMovie, references this trope by name: The ThingsThatGoBumpInTheNight are actually imaginary friends that had been written off as, well, imaginary, which causes them to transform into ghoulish monsters and take malicious vengeance upon the kids who had stopped believing in them. The only sure-fire way to defeat them is by believing in the imaginary friend they once were, which reverses the transformation.
26th Oct '17 6:58:03 PM dsneybuf
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* Creator/MischiefTheatre's ''Peter Pan Goes Wrong'' plays with this. [[spoiler:When the time comes for Tinker Bell to drink the poisoned medicine, the actress experiences an unscripted electrocution. Even though it doesn't look like she'll wake up, Tootles' actress attempts to pick up the script where Peter's actor left off, overcoming her own stage fright. As everyone either onstage or in the audience joins her in clapping while chanting, "I believe in fairies!", the noise surprisingly helps Tinker Bell regain consciousness.]]

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* Creator/MischiefTheatre's ''Peter Pan Goes Wrong'' ''Theatre/PeterPanGoesWrong'' plays with this. [[spoiler:When the time comes for Tinker Bell to drink the poisoned medicine, the actress experiences an unscripted electrocution. Even though it doesn't look like she'll wake up, Tootles' actress attempts to pick up the script where Peter's actor left off, overcoming her own stage fright. As everyone either onstage or in the audience joins her in clapping while chanting, "I believe in fairies!", the noise surprisingly helps Tinker Bell regain consciousness.]]
17th Oct '17 1:39:53 PM XadhoomXado
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** Even "reality" itself is an illusion conjured by "Gaia". A Reality Marble manifests when a person with a radically different internal reality (i.e. someone with a ''very'' distorted sense of self) believes in his/her own reality so strongly that it ''temporarily overpowers the will of the Earth''.
3rd Oct '17 2:43:14 PM dsneybuf
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* Creator/MischiefTheatre's ''Peter Pan Goes Wrong'' plays with this. [[spoiler:When the time comes for Tinker Bell to drink the poisoned medicine, the actress experiences an unscripted electrocution. Even though it doesn't look like she'll wake up, Tootles' actress attempts to pick up the script where Peter's actor left off, overcoming her own stage fright. As everyone either onstage and in the audience loudly claps, and chants, "I believe in fairies!", Tinker Bell surprisingly regains consciousness.]]

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* Creator/MischiefTheatre's ''Peter Pan Goes Wrong'' plays with this. [[spoiler:When the time comes for Tinker Bell to drink the poisoned medicine, the actress experiences an unscripted electrocution. Even though it doesn't look like she'll wake up, Tootles' actress attempts to pick up the script where Peter's actor left off, overcoming her own stage fright. As everyone either onstage and or in the audience loudly claps, and chants, joins her in clapping while chanting, "I believe in fairies!", Tinker Bell the noise surprisingly regains helps Tinker Bell regain consciousness.]]
3rd Oct '17 2:41:45 PM dsneybuf
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* Creator/MischiefTheatre's ''Peter Pan Goes Wrong'' plays with this. [[spoiler:When the time comes for Tinker Bell to drink the poisoned medicine, the actress experiences an unscripted electrocution. Even though it doesn't look like she'll wake up, Tootles' actress attempts to pick up the script where Peter's actor left off, overcoming her own stage fright. As everyone either onstage and in the audience loudly claps, and chants, "I believe in fairies!", Tinker Bell surprisingly regains consciousness.]]
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23rd Sep '17 10:57:22 AM WaterBlap
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* {{Discussed}} by Blog/WorstMuse: "If the rights to your favorite character haven't entered the public domain, it's because you didn't believe hard enough."
20th Sep '17 12:17:00 AM dsneybuf
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* ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' spoofs this in a ''Weekend Update'' segment, in which Creator/TinaFey and Creator/AmyPoehler receive a serenade from the little people who live under the desk. When the woman falls to the ground, the man declares that she has become seriously injured. He implores the reporters and viewers to help her, by chanting, "I believe in magic! I believe in love!" The little man then attempts to lead everyone in a series of gestures, which become progressively naughtier. Fey and Poehler become so disgusted with his motions, that they push him off the desk.
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