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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.]]
18th Sep '16 2:38:06 PM nombretomado
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* Played arrow-straight in ''AlanWake'', where the protagonist awakens at an insane asylum and is told he has hallucinated everything prior. The protagonist does not believe a word of it. [[spoiler: And he is right.]] Later in the DLC chapters, [[spoiler:as he has been split in two personalities, the insane and suicidal part of him tries in a desperate bid to stop the rational and determined part in his attempt to do a SplitPersonalityMerge by suggesting this idea to him once again. It still doesn't work]].

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* Played arrow-straight in ''AlanWake'', ''VideoGame/AlanWake'', where the protagonist awakens at an insane asylum and is told he has hallucinated everything prior. The protagonist does not believe a word of it. [[spoiler: And he is right.]] Later in the DLC chapters, [[spoiler:as he has been split in two personalities, the insane and suicidal part of him tries in a desperate bid to stop the rational and determined part in his attempt to do a SplitPersonalityMerge by suggesting this idea to him once again. It still doesn't work]].
13th Sep '16 5:52:11 AM katrynn
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14th Aug '16 10:12:48 PM ultimomant
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* ''Series/TwilightZone2002'' episode "Another Life" had the main character oscillating between a reality where he is a happily married and successful musician and another where he is a suspect being violently interrogated by police. During all the episode [[spoiler:you're guided to believe that he actually is a cop that dreams he's a criminal]], and then comes the obligatory TwistEnding.

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* ''Series/TwilightZone2002'' ''Series/TheTwilightZone2002'' episode "Another Life" had the main character oscillating between a reality where he is a happily married and successful musician and another where he is a suspect being violently interrogated by police. During all the episode [[spoiler:you're guided to believe that he actually is a cop musician that dreams he's a criminal]], and then comes the obligatory TwistEnding.
14th Aug '16 10:10:45 PM ultimomant
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* ''Fanfic/BelievingStories'' opens with Princess Celestia waking up in an insane asylum in a human body and being told she hallucinated being a pony princess.
30th Jun '16 7:20:53 PM nombretomado
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* Subverted in ''{{Bionicle}}''. Sahmad is placed into a LotusEaterMachine in which he is being accepted into the new society on Spherus Magna. Since the first person he meets is being nice to him, as opposed to running away or attacking him, he assumes that she's insane and that he's trapped in some sort of asylum.

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* Subverted in ''{{Bionicle}}''.''Toys/{{Bionicle}}''. Sahmad is placed into a LotusEaterMachine in which he is being accepted into the new society on Spherus Magna. Since the first person he meets is being nice to him, as opposed to running away or attacking him, he assumes that she's insane and that he's trapped in some sort of asylum.



* ''AmericanMcGeesAlice'' does a similar thing with ''Literature/AliceInWonderland''; in this case the entire game is based on the presupposition that the original books were mental aberrations, with the different characters representing various personality fragments and psychoses.

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* ''AmericanMcGeesAlice'' ''VideoGame/AmericanMcGeesAlice'' does a similar thing with ''Literature/AliceInWonderland''; in this case the entire game is based on the presupposition that the original books were mental aberrations, with the different characters representing various personality fragments and psychoses.



** It's subverted in ''AliceMadnessReturns'', where Alice is completely aware that her excursions to Wonderland are delusions. That doesn't make what she does there [[BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind any less important.]]

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** It's subverted in ''AliceMadnessReturns'', ''VideoGame/AliceMadnessReturns'', where Alice is completely aware that her excursions to Wonderland are delusions. That doesn't make what she does there [[BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind any less important.]]
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