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13th Nov '16 12:40:16 PM nombretomado
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* It's been mentioned elsewhere, but in ''JusticeLeagueUnlimited,'' B-villain Milo's CorruptCorporateExecutive bosses screw him over once too often, so in a rage, he pulls out a massive gun and terminates them one after another until all are dead... and then we [[IndulgentFantasySegue cut back to reality]].

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* It's been mentioned elsewhere, but in ''JusticeLeagueUnlimited,'' ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited,'' B-villain Milo's CorruptCorporateExecutive bosses screw him over once too often, so in a rage, he pulls out a massive gun and terminates them one after another until all are dead... and then we [[IndulgentFantasySegue cut back to reality]].
27th Sep '16 1:26:12 PM kablammin45
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* The first ''VideoGame/FreddiFish'' game has this in the form of an infamous DummiedOut [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwh9iUtX4Fc cutscene]]. (Which can be produced in-game by adding the value "[=EddieEatsLuther=]=1" in the game's ini file.) At one point in the game, Freddi and her friend Luther meet an irritated eel named Eddie, who threatens to eat the two fish if they don't go away. If the value is set in the ini file, clicking Luther will result in Freddi suddenly ''tossing Luther to Eddie'', who gleefully gobbles the poor fish up (and in a way that's fairly graphic for a kid's game no less) and swims off as Freddi smirks at the camera. After this happens, the scene immediately cuts back to before (with Freddi and the still alive-and-well Luther in front of the Eddie) and this exchange occurs:
---> '''Luther''': Whatcha thinking about, Freddi?\\
'''Freddi''': Oh, nothing, Luther...



* Midway through the ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'' episode "Mama's Girl", Spinelli has become the laughingstock of the school after accidentally calling the kids' teacher Ms. Grotke "mama" and announces that she is going to run away from school/home. When T.J. asks her where she could go, Spinelli says "somewhere far far away where no one will ever call [her] a 'mama's girl' again." We then cut to Spinelli alone in a tower somewhere in the Alaskan tundra with no one for miles. Just as she's getting used to her new surroundings a voice suddenly calls: "Is mama's little girl ready for school?" Cut to Spinelli [[AllJustADream waking up in bed]] to the sound of her mother telling to get up.

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* Midway through the ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'' episode "Mama's Girl", Spinelli has become the laughingstock of the school after accidentally calling the kids' teacher Ms. Grotke "mama" and announces that she is going to run away from school/home. When T.J. asks her where she could go, Spinelli says "somewhere far far away away" where no one will ever call [her] her a 'mama's girl' again." "mama's girl" again. We then cut to Spinelli alone in a tower somewhere in the Alaskan tundra with no one for miles. Just as she's getting used to her new surroundings a voice suddenly calls: "Is mama's little girl ready for school?" Cut to Spinelli [[AllJustADream waking up in bed]] to the sound of her mother telling to get up.
17th Sep '16 9:27:33 PM kablammin45
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* Midway through the ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'' episode "Mama's Girl", Spinelli has become the laughingstock of the school after accidentally calling the kids' teacher Ms. Grotke "mama" and announces that she is going to run away from school/home. When T.J. asks her where she could go, Spinelli says "somewhere far far away where no one will ever call [her] a 'mama's girl' again." We then cut to Spinelli alone in a tower somewhere in the Alaskan tundra with no one for miles. Just as she's getting used to her new surroundings a voice suddenly calls: "Is mama's little girl ready for school?" Cut to Spinelli [[AllJustADream waking up in bed]] to the sound of her mother telling to get up.
14th Aug '16 3:36:17 PM eroock
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* In ''Film/BloodSimple'', Abby believes that Marty appears in her apartment, but it turns out to be a dream.
27th Jul '16 4:27:08 AM eowynjedi
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* In ''Series/WolfHall'', Cromwell at one point reaches out to stroke Anne Boleyn's chest after he solves a problem for her, but a moment later we see it's in his head. The series finale starts with a particularly dark one, though, with Cromwell hosting a banquet where the Duke of Norfolk starts complaining he's famished. The servers start laying out food, and then the main course appears: Anne Boleyn, being dragged along the length of the table and smiling dissonantly at Cromwell as he picks up the knife to carve. He plunges it at her face; the scene switches to him lost in thought while eating an ordinary breakfast with his own household.
5th Jul '16 5:20:27 PM nombretomado
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* ''Film/SpyKids'': [[AntonioBanderas Gregorio Cortez]] sees his son starting to be bullied, then sees [[LikeFatherLikeSon the bully's father]], gets into a fight with him, tosses through a window, embraces his adoring son... and nope, it was all a daydream and he walks away from the taunting dad.

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* ''Film/SpyKids'': [[AntonioBanderas [[Creator/AntonioBanderas Gregorio Cortez]] sees his son starting to be bullied, then sees [[LikeFatherLikeSon the bully's father]], gets into a fight with him, tosses through a window, embraces his adoring son... and nope, it was all a daydream and he walks away from the taunting dad.
29th May '16 12:42:29 AM Morgenthaler
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* Stephen King's ''PetSematary'' gives us a double whammy. First the sequence of events that involved Gage getting hit and killed by a truck and Louis getting into a fistfight with his father-in-law at the funeral, was revealed to be just a vision that flashed before Louis' eyes as Gage was running toward the road. The book goes on to describe how Gage escaped the truck, grew up to be an honor student and then an Olympic swimmer, and then, as Louis and Rachel are watching Gage's winning event on the television, the point of view shifts back to reality, where it's made clear that THAT was the fantasy, and Gage is still very much dead.

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* Stephen King's ''PetSematary'' ''Literature/PetSematary'' gives us a double whammy. First the sequence of events that involved Gage getting hit and killed by a truck and Louis getting into a fistfight with his father-in-law at the funeral, was revealed to be just a vision that flashed before Louis' eyes as Gage was running toward the road. The book goes on to describe how Gage escaped the truck, grew up to be an honor student and then an Olympic swimmer, and then, as Louis and Rachel are watching Gage's winning event on the television, the point of view shifts back to reality, where it's made clear that THAT was the fantasy, and Gage is still very much dead.
29th May '16 12:36:06 AM Doug86
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* One issue of ''ComicBook/UltimateSpiderMan'' had him disagreeing with Charles Xavier's decision to present Geldoff, a Latverian youth who was genetically engineered into a mutant, to the UN and the scientific community as proof of immoral and illegal genetic research. We then see him taking out the entire ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'' team on his lonesome and escaping the mansion with Geldoff... only for Xavier to telepathically appear in his daydream and ask him if that's really a good idea.

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* One issue of ''ComicBook/UltimateSpiderMan'' had him disagreeing with Charles Xavier's decision to present Geldoff, a Latverian youth who was genetically engineered into a mutant, to the UN and the scientific community as proof of immoral and illegal genetic research. We then see him taking out the entire ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'' ''ComicBook/XMen'' team on his lonesome and escaping the mansion with Geldoff... only for Xavier to telepathically appear in his daydream and ask him if that's really a good idea.



* In one arc of {{Superman}}, after Brainiac (who's been re-retconned back into an alien scientist) indirectly kills [[spoiler: Pa Kent]] Superman suddenly takes off, breaks into Brainiac's prison cell and punches his head into a bloody green pulp. Cut to Clark just sitting there in the funeral parlor, with Lois asking if he's all right.

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* In one arc of {{Superman}}, Franchise/{{Superman}}, after Brainiac (who's been re-retconned back into an alien scientist) indirectly kills [[spoiler: Pa Kent]] Superman suddenly takes off, breaks into Brainiac's prison cell and punches his head into a bloody green pulp. Cut to Clark just sitting there in the funeral parlor, with Lois asking if he's all right.



* In an episode of ''{{Series/Workaholics}}'', Adam, high on bath salts, painkillers and alcohol, sings (pretty well, too) a song at Karl's Wedding, dedicated to his new homeless girl, complete with backing from Jakob Dylan of the Wallflowers. Only the song cuts out after a minute, the lighting changes and we're back to reality, with Adam drunkenly moaning and yelling at the wedding guests.

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* In an episode of ''{{Series/Workaholics}}'', ''Series/{{Workaholics}}'', Adam, high on bath salts, painkillers and alcohol, sings (pretty well, too) a song at Karl's Wedding, dedicated to his new homeless girl, complete with backing from Jakob Dylan of the Wallflowers. Only the song cuts out after a minute, the lighting changes and we're back to reality, with Adam drunkenly moaning and yelling at the wedding guests.



* Happens a lot in ''{{Unfabulous}}'', once where Addy ''[[ItMakesSenseInContext throws excrement]]'' at the popular girls for teasing her.
* Done frequently in ''{{Spaced}}'', starting with the second episode, when Tim wakes up, finds the flat is bright and airy and his ex-girlfriend (who chucked him out) is making breakfast. She laughs at his dream that "you dumped me and I moved in with a girl I hardly know"...and then a monster attacks him. He wakes up for real, and the awful truth hits him.

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* Happens a lot in ''{{Unfabulous}}'', ''Series/{{Unfabulous}}'', once where Addy ''[[ItMakesSenseInContext throws excrement]]'' at the popular girls for teasing her.
* Done frequently in ''{{Spaced}}'', ''Series/{{Spaced}}'', starting with the second episode, when Tim wakes up, finds the flat is bright and airy and his ex-girlfriend (who chucked him out) is making breakfast. She laughs at his dream that "you dumped me and I moved in with a girl I hardly know"...and then a monster attacks him. He wakes up for real, and the awful truth hits him.
19th May '16 12:33:31 AM FurtiveGrist
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* How [[spoiler:Midnight]] is finished off when his illusions backfire on him in ''Manga/FairyTail''.
** A hilarious one happens where [[spoiler:Lucy declares her undying love to Gray and tries to lay him down]]. Thank you, [[ThinksLikeARomanceNovel Juvia]].



* How [[spoiler:Midnight]] is finished off when his illusions backfire on him in ''Manga/FairyTail''.
** A hilarious one happens where [[spoiler:Lucy declares her undying love to Gray and tries to lay him down]]. Thank you, [[ThinksLikeARomanceNovel Juvia]].
14th May '16 10:45:55 PM nombretomado
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* A nice little incidental use of this in the Series 1 finale of ''MadMen'' contrasted Don's hopes for his family with the reality of his isolation from them.
* A Season One episode of ''PushingDaisies'' sees waitress Olive Snook realize that a customer had been proclaiming his love for her just before he returns to the Pie Hole and sweeps her off her feet. Blink, and she's back holding his left-behind coffee cup.

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* A nice little incidental use of this in the Series 1 finale of ''MadMen'' ''Series/MadMen'' contrasted Don's hopes for his family with the reality of his isolation from them.
* A Season One episode of ''PushingDaisies'' ''Series/PushingDaisies'' sees waitress Olive Snook realize that a customer had been proclaiming his love for her just before he returns to the Pie Hole and sweeps her off her feet. Blink, and she's back holding his left-behind coffee cup.



* The ''NewsRadio'' episode "Daydream" is a series of these as the characters deal with a broken air conditioner with a series of heat-induced hallucinations.
* ''RoyalPains'' did this in the Season 1 finale, with Divya [[spoiler: imagining standing up to everyone at her engagement party and breaking it off, but really going through with it]].

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* The ''NewsRadio'' ''Series/NewsRadio'' episode "Daydream" is a series of these as the characters deal with a broken air conditioner with a series of heat-induced hallucinations.
* ''RoyalPains'' ''Series/RoyalPains'' did this in the Season 1 finale, with Divya [[spoiler: imagining standing up to everyone at her engagement party and breaking it off, but really going through with it]].
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