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16th Jun '17 1:57:40 PM DaibhidC
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* ''Manga/ApollosSong'' by Osamu Tezuka may well fit. For killing animals that show affection to their young, Shogo is placed in a mental hospital. EST causes him to have an out-of-body experience wherein he meets Athena, who curses him to live numerous lives of ill-fated love. Which he does, waking up each time he dies finding that it was all his imagination (or was it?) triggered by a treatment (EST, hypnotism, etc)



* ''Manga/ApollosSong'' by Osamu Tezuka may well fit. For killing animals that show affection to their young, Shogo is placed in a mental hospital. EST causes him to have an out-of-body experience wherein he meets Athena, who curses him to live numerous lives of ill-fated love. Which he does, waking up each time he dies finding that it was all his imagination (or was it?) triggered by a treatment (EST, hypnotism, etc)

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* ''Manga/ApollosSong'' by Osamu Tezuka may well fit. For killing animals that show affection The ''Comicbook/MoonKnight'' storyline "Welcome to their young, Shogo is placed New Egypt" opens with Marc Spector in a mental hospital. EST causes him to have an out-of-body experience wherein he meets Athena, who curses him to live numerous lives of ill-fated love. Which he does, waking up each time he dies finding institution, and told that it the only part of his past adventures that was all his imagination (or real was it?) triggered by the multiple personality disorder. He doesn't accept it, at least part because the hospital being a treatment (EST, hypnotism, etc)BedlamHouse made it just too obvious that this was the nightmare.
8th Jun '17 3:23:35 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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* The Ben "[[WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation Yahtzee]]" Croshaw novel ''[[http://www.fullyramblomatic.com/features/fogjuice.htm Fog Juice]]'' has the main character being shown by the BigBad that [[spoiler: he is lying in a hospital bed with a drip in his arm, and all the other characters are a drug-induced delusion. He dismisses this as the BigBad trying to talk him into giving up... and tries not to think about the stabbing pain in his arm]].

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* The [[Creator/BenCroshaw Ben "[[WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation Yahtzee]]" Croshaw "Yahtzee" Croshaw]] novel ''[[http://www.fullyramblomatic.com/features/fogjuice.htm Fog Juice]]'' has the main character being shown by the BigBad that [[spoiler: he is lying in a hospital bed with a drip in his arm, and all the other characters are a drug-induced delusion. He dismisses this as the BigBad trying to talk him into giving up... and tries not to think about the stabbing pain in his arm]].
21st May '17 2:33:29 AM erforce
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* ''MaxPayne2'' had a ShowWithinAShow, ''Address Unknown'', where the protagonist was in an insane asylum and thought everyone ''else'' there was insane.

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* ''MaxPayne2'' ''VideoGame/MaxPayne2TheFallOfMaxPayne'' had a ShowWithinAShow, ''Address Unknown'', where the protagonist was in an insane asylum and thought everyone ''else'' there was insane.



* In ''VideoGame/TheDarkness II'', several segments take place in an asylum where [[AndYouWereThere various characters show up in different roles]] (including the BigBad as a doctor and your girlfriend as an orderly). In this case, you're outright told by a sympathetic party that the asylum is just a construct the Darkness is using to keep you from going to Hell to save your dead girlfriend. Late in the game, you're given the choice to stay in the asylum, or jump to your "death"; the latter leads to the final sequence of the game. In an interesting and amusing twist, you can find ''ComicBook/TheDarkness'' comic books [[RecursiveCanon in your room]], implying that you made the whole thing up after reading the comic.

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* In ''VideoGame/TheDarkness II'', ''VideoGame/TheDarknessII'', several segments take place in an asylum where [[AndYouWereThere various characters show up in different roles]] (including the BigBad as a doctor and your girlfriend as an orderly). In this case, you're outright told by a sympathetic party that the asylum is just a construct the Darkness is using to keep you from going to Hell to save your dead girlfriend. Late in the game, you're given the choice to stay in the asylum, or jump to your "death"; the latter leads to the final sequence of the game. In an interesting and amusing twist, you can find ''ComicBook/TheDarkness'' comic books [[RecursiveCanon in your room]], implying that you made the whole thing up after reading the comic.
17th May '17 12:24:56 PM Girminator
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* In the 59th episode of ''Podcast/{{Hello From the Magic Tavern}}'', the guest is Dr. Matt Wars, a clinical psychiatrist in Chicago who is trying to get his patient, Arnie, to accept that he is merely hallucinating all things to do with Foon; 'Usidore' is actually a fellow patient who thinks he's a wizard, and 'Chunt' is a concerned nurse; also, one of the other patients is [[Series/{{Buffy the Vampire Slayer}} a cheerleader who thinks she fights vampires]]. Many, many previous episodes are reinterpreted as Arnie's delusions. In the end, [[spoiler:Dr. Ward turns out to be a minion of the {{Dark Lord}}, trying to mentally incapacitate Arnie]], and the space station guy brings up other series that used this plot in his weekly insistence that it's all made up. [[spoiler:[[{{stinger}} Dr. Ward comiserates with Sarah]], [[{{or was it a dream}} saying that after all they did, Arnie has sunk deeper into his delusion]] ]].

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* In the 59th episode of ''Podcast/{{Hello From the Magic Tavern}}'', the guest is Dr. Matt Wars, Ward, a clinical psychiatrist in Chicago who is trying to get his patient, Arnie, to accept that he is merely hallucinating all things to do with Foon; 'Usidore' is actually a fellow patient who thinks he's a wizard, and 'Chunt' is a concerned nurse; also, one of the other patients is [[Series/{{Buffy the Vampire Slayer}} a cheerleader who thinks she fights vampires]]. Many, many previous episodes are reinterpreted as Arnie's delusions. In the end, [[spoiler:Dr. Ward turns out to be a minion of the {{Dark Lord}}, trying to mentally incapacitate Arnie]], and the space station guy brings up other series that used this plot in his weekly insistence that it's all made up. [[spoiler:[[{{stinger}} Dr. Ward comiserates with Sarah]], [[{{or was it a dream}} saying that after all they did, Arnie has sunk deeper into his delusion]] ]].
17th Apr '17 3:26:26 PM VampireBuddha
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* In the 59th episode of ''Podcast/{{Hello From the Magic Tavern}}'', the guest is Dr. Matt Wars, a clinical psychiatrist in Chicago who is trying to get his patient, Arnie, to accept that he is merely hallucinating all things to do with Foon; 'Usidore' is actually a fellow patient who thinks he's a wizard, and 'Chunt' is a concerned nurse; also, one of the other patients is [[Series/{{Buffy the Vampire Slayer}} a cheerleader who thinks she fights vampires]]. Many, many previous episodes are reinterpreted as Arnie's delusions. In the end, [[spoiler:Dr. Ward turns out to be a minion of the {{Dark Lord}}, trying to mentally incapacitate Arnie]], and the space station guy brings up other series that used this plot in his weekly insistence that it's all made up. [[spoiler:[[{{stinger}} Dr. Ward comiserates with Sarah]], [[{{or was it a dream}} saying that after all they did, Arnie has sunk deeper into his delusion]] ]].
11th Feb '17 8:58:55 PM 3DDowner
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* ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum'': Scarecrow does this to Franchise/{{Batman}} and [[InterfaceScrew the player]] in the third hallucination. First there's a repetition of the intro scene, except it's ''Batman'' stripped to the gurney in place of Joker, with Joker and Scarecrow taking on the role of doctors and discussing Bruce Wayne's unfortunate split personality disorder. The subsequent surreal platforming section also includes such imagery, including several insane Batmen rocking back and forth, and a creepy puppet appearing on video screens as an asylum director announcing his successes in curing Bruce Wayne.

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* ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum'': Scarecrow does this to Franchise/{{Batman}} and [[InterfaceScrew the player]] in the third hallucination. First there's a repetition of the intro scene, except it's ''Batman'' stripped to the gurney in place of Joker, with Joker and Scarecrow taking on the role of doctors and discussing Bruce Wayne's unfortunate split personality disorder. The subsequent surreal platforming section also includes such imagery, including several insane Batmen rocking back and forth, and a creepy puppet [[DemonicDummy Scarface]] appearing on video screens as an asylum director announcing his successes in curing Bruce Wayne.
21st Jan '17 6:15:35 PM fearlessnikki
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* The infamous '[[http://creepypasta.wikia.com/wiki/The_Rugrats_Theory Rugrats Theory]]' that suggests the events of ''{{WesternAnimation/Rugrats}}'' are all delusions from Angelica's imagination. Depending on the version, Susie is either imagined too or the only character who is real with a DirectLineToTheAuthor (as her father ''does'' write for cartoons).
18th Jan '17 7:53:30 AM catname
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* In ''Series/TheMagicians2016'', a spell [[spoiler:called the Scarloti Web]] is placed on Quentin [[spoiler:by Jules and Marina]]. It makes him believe he is at psychiatry, where he is told that Brakebills exists only in his mind to cover up a horrible thing that he did. [[spoiler:He manages to contact Penny, but]] waking him up turns out to be difficult.
26th Dec '16 8:32:02 PM nombretomado
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** And the SpiritualSuccessor ''AshesToAshes'', with the protagonist realizing it early on.

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** And the SpiritualSuccessor ''AshesToAshes'', ''Series/AshesToAshes'', with the protagonist realizing it early on.
25th Nov '16 11:08:01 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/AshVsEvilDead'': In "Delusion", Ash wakes up in a mental asylum where his doctor tries to convince him that all his experiences with the Deadites and the Necronomicon are delusions that "Ashy Slashy" created to cope with his brutal murder of all his friends back at the cabin. He'll see orderlies and patients around him as people he knows (such as Kelly as a female patient, Pablo as an orderly, and Ruby as a nurse) before they change back for brief flashes. [[spoiler:It's really all an illusion created by the demon Baal to break Ash's mind.]]
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