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5th Jun '17 9:58:15 PM kome360
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* ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'': Prismo is the physical manifestation of an old man's dream. Do NOT wake that old man up, or you go straight to superjail for murder.
21st May '17 12:17:06 PM Eddy1215
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* In ''Fanfic/AGemOfADay'', [[spoiler:Sunset Shimmer, Sci-Twilight and Pinkie Pie end up having to sneak up to a chimera in order to recover a mystical gem it is holding. Unfortunately, it ends up being awoken by Pinkie's slide whistle]].
10th Apr '17 10:50:16 AM nombretomado
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* In ''SuperMario64'', you must walk slowly around sleeping Piranha Plant enemies otherwise they will wake and attack you. While they are attacking you they are invincible, but you can kill them while they're sleeping.
* A level in ''[[{{Scribblenauts}} Super Scribblenauts]]'' had an objective to sneak past a sleeping dragon to get a key. Naturally, the path is filled with chandeliers and piles of junk that will shift and wake the dragon if you so much as touch them.

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* In ''SuperMario64'', ''VideoGame/SuperMario64'', you must walk slowly around sleeping Piranha Plant enemies otherwise they will wake and attack you. While they are attacking you they are invincible, but you can kill them while they're sleeping.
* A level in ''[[{{Scribblenauts}} ''[[{{VideoGame/Scribblenauts}} Super Scribblenauts]]'' had an objective to sneak past a sleeping dragon to get a key. Naturally, the path is filled with chandeliers and piles of junk that will shift and wake the dragon if you so much as touch them.
26th Mar '17 7:58:07 PM SilentStranger
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* An odd kind of reverse form of this trope was the basis of ''The Thinker'', a backup story that was published in the Scandinavian edition of ''ThePhantom''. Basically, the universe as we know it is the product of an entity called The Thinker. Agents of the Milky Way Empire conspire to shoot him (his physical form is mortal) to prove that it's all just superstition, though they limit themselves to a stun ray. Cue the Thinker getting knocked out... and the entire universe becomes an empty void. Eventually, the Thinker wakes up again, but the new universe he imagines to entertain himself is a surreal one.
24th Mar '17 11:44:49 AM Eddy1215
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** Another ''Looney Tunes'' short, "A Pest in the House", involves a tired hotel guest asking manager Elmer Fudd for peace and quiet as he sleeps in his room, and threatening to punch Elmer in the nose otherwise. His slumber is constantly disturbed by the blundering of bellboy WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck, with the expected results.
* The main plot for the WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry short "WesternAnimation/QuietPlease!", in which Spike tires of Tom's racket in trying to catch Jerry, threatening violence if Tom wakes him up one more time. Tom immediately has to sabotage Jerry's vigorous attempts to wake Spike. A later short, "Royal Cat-Nap", replays this scenario with the Mouseketeers, Tom having to prevent them from waking the king he is guarding. They relent and help Tom get the king back to sleep when they realise the penalty is a beheading, however.

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** Another ''Looney Tunes'' short, "A Pest in the House", involves a tired hotel guest asking manager Elmer Fudd for peace and quiet as he sleeps in his room, and threatening to punch Elmer in the nose otherwise. His slumber is constantly disturbed by the blundering of bellboy WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck, [[MisplacedRetribution with the expected results.
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* The main plot for the WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry short "WesternAnimation/QuietPlease!", in which Spike tires of Tom's racket in trying to catch Jerry, threatening violence if Tom wakes him up one more time. Tom immediately has to sabotage Jerry's vigorous attempts to wake Spike. A later short, "Royal Cat-Nap", replays this scenario with the Mouseketeers, Tom having to prevent them from waking the king he is guarding. [[EveryoneHasStandards They relent and help Tom get the king back to sleep when they realise realize the penalty is a beheading, however.however]].



* In the Tex Avery-directed short "Rock-A-Bye Bear", a dog is rescued from the pound by a [[NoIndoorVoice loud-mouthed bear]] who wants someone to make sure things stay quiet while he's hibernating. A rival dog tries to make noise to get the first dog in trouble.

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* In the Tex Avery-directed short "Rock-A-Bye Bear", a dog is rescued from the pound by a [[NoIndoorVoice loud-mouthed bear]] who wants someone to make sure things stay quiet while he's hibernating. A rival dog tries to make noise to get the first dog in trouble.trouble so he can get the job.
7th Feb '17 5:05:24 AM Doug86
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* Seen a few times in ''Franchise/DoctorWho'', most notably in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS26E2GhostLight "Ghost Light"]] and [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E7TheRingsOfAkhaten "The Rings of Akhaten"]]. Per the Doctor's usual M.O., sleepers are invariably woken.

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* Seen a few times in ''Franchise/DoctorWho'', ''Series/DoctorWho'', most notably in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS26E2GhostLight "Ghost Light"]] and [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E7TheRingsOfAkhaten "The Rings of Akhaten"]]. Per the Doctor's usual M.O., sleepers are invariably woken.
7th Feb '17 12:52:06 AM jamespolk
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* The main plot for the ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'' short "Quiet Please!", in which Spike tires of Tom's racket in trying to catch Jerry, threatening violence if Tom wakes him up one more time. Tom immediately has to sabotage Jerry's vigorous attempts to wake Spike. A later short, "Royal Cat-Nap", replays this scenario with the Mouseketeers, Tom having to prevent them from waking the king he is guarding. They relent and help Tom get the king back to sleep when they realise the penalty is a beheading, however.

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* The main plot for the ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'' WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry short "Quiet Please!", "WesternAnimation/QuietPlease!", in which Spike tires of Tom's racket in trying to catch Jerry, threatening violence if Tom wakes him up one more time. Tom immediately has to sabotage Jerry's vigorous attempts to wake Spike. A later short, "Royal Cat-Nap", replays this scenario with the Mouseketeers, Tom having to prevent them from waking the king he is guarding. They relent and help Tom get the king back to sleep when they realise the penalty is a beheading, however.
5th Nov '16 10:28:42 AM FlyingDuckManGenesis
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* This trope figures into ''Disney/TheFoxAndTheHound'', the scene where Todd is poking around Chief when Chief is asleep in his barrel-house.
* ''Franchise/ToyStory'':
** In [[WesternAnimation/ToyStory the original movie]], Woody and Buzz try to sneak past Sid's dog Scud. Then Woody's pull string is caught and his voice box wakes Scud up.
** In ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory2'', Woody and Bullseye try to get Woody's missing arm back from Al without waking him up. The trick is that Al has spilled a bowl of cheese puffs all over the floor. Woody nearly gets his arm back when [[spoiler:Stinky Pete]] turns on the TV and wakes Al up.
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* In ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'', Woody and Buzz try to sneak past Sid's dog Scud. Then Woody's pull string is caught and his voice box wakes Scud up.



* This trope figures into ''Disney/TheFoxAndTheHound'', the scene where Todd is poking around Chief when Chief is asleep in his barrel-house.



6th Oct '16 6:56:04 PM nombretomado
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* ''Tarsk Tavern'' has the song "Sleeper", based on the EverQuest raid dungeon Sleeper's Tomb, urging the listener to abstain from waking him up.

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* ''Tarsk Tavern'' has the song "Sleeper", based on the EverQuest VideoGame/EverQuest raid dungeon Sleeper's Tomb, urging the listener to abstain from waking him up.



* ''EverQuest'' had The Sleeper--or rather, his guardians--as one of the major bosses of the Scars Of Velious expansion. Waking him up results in destroying his dungeon permanently, robbing the community of an important source of loot. The Sleeper himself comes back in a later expansion.

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* ''EverQuest'' ''VideoGame/EverQuest'' had The Sleeper--or rather, his guardians--as one of the major bosses of the Scars Of Velious expansion. Waking him up results in destroying his dungeon permanently, robbing the community of an important source of loot. The Sleeper himself comes back in a later expansion.
14th Jul '16 1:07:48 AM PaulA
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* One of the [[EndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt S Class]] threats in ''Literature/{{Worm}}'' is a supervillain named the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin The Sleeper ]]. As of the epilogue we know [[NothingIsScarier nothing about him]] except for that fact that him simply entering an AlternateReality is grounds for it to be written off as a lost cause and quarantined [[spoiler: and contacting him is considered more dangerous than recruiting an army of superpowered serial killers and an EldritchAbomination]]

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* One of the [[EndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt S Class]] threats in ''Literature/{{Worm}}'' is a supervillain named the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin The Sleeper ]]. As of the epilogue we know [[NothingIsScarier nothing about him]] except for that fact that him simply entering an AlternateReality is grounds for it to be written off as a lost cause and quarantined [[spoiler: and contacting him is considered more dangerous than recruiting an army of superpowered serial killers and an EldritchAbomination]]
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