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6th Sep '17 10:45:30 PM PaulA
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* Some versions of the [[Creator/HPLovecraft Mythos]] put Azathoth in the role of the dreamer, with the whole universe as his dream. Pray he doesn't wake up.

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* Some versions of the [[Creator/HPLovecraft Mythos]] Franchise/CthulhuMythos put Azathoth in the role of the dreamer, with the whole universe as his dream. Pray he doesn't wake up.
26th Jun '17 8:21:05 AM Kalaong
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** The episode "The Thaw" featured a villain who was the personification of fear. He could only exist inside the minds of individuals with their brains wired into a computer. If they are disconnected, he will cease to exist. [[spoiler: He is defeated when Captain Janeway tricks him into freeing the others in exchange for her mind. The twist is that she was only a holographic projection, so the villain died when everyone was released.]]

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** The episode "The Thaw" featured a villain who was the personification of fear. He could only exist inside the minds of individuals with their brains wired into a computer.computer simulation. If they are disconnected, he will cease to exist. [[spoiler: He [[spoiler:He is defeated when Captain Janeway tricks him into freeing the others in exchange for herself, claiming to have a better relationship with the concept due to [[InHarmsWay her mind. career as a starship captain]]. The twist is that though she was plugged into the system, she didn't leave reality - she sent a hologram into the simulation in her stead([[ChekhovsGun just as the Doctor did throughout the episode]]). She left a [[AlasPoorVillain sympathetic message to the villain]], though; "You know as well as I do that fear only a holographic projection, so the villain died when everyone was released.]]exists for one purpose. To be conquered."]]
21st Apr '17 11:48:30 PM RacattackForce
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* In the ''My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic'' fanfic ''[[https://www.fimfiction.net/story/51205/The-Perfect-Little-Village-of-Ponyville The Perfect Little Village of Ponyville]]'', it’s revealed that the main six (plus Vinyl Scratch) are all stuck in a dream of Twilight Sparkle’s. For them, Twilight waking up is the safest way to get out of the dream, but the actual dream constructs will cease to exist when she wakes. On the other hand, Spike is the only one of these constructs to gain self-awareness—and he’s the first person to figure out it’s all a dream, when Ponyville and its residents begin to fade from existence because none of the dreamers are there. Dream Spike ends up performing an unrelated HeroicSacrifice, so the moral complications of waking up from the dream become a moot point.

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* In the ''My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic'' fanfic ''[[https://www.fimfiction.net/story/51205/The-Perfect-Little-Village-of-Ponyville The Perfect Little Village of Ponyville]]'', it’s revealed that the main six (plus Vinyl Scratch) are all stuck in a dream of Twilight Sparkle’s. For them, Twilight waking up is the safest way to get out of the dream, but the actual dream constructs will cease to exist when she wakes. On the other hand, Spike is the only one of these constructs to gain self-awareness—and he’s the first person to figure out it’s all a dream, when Ponyville and its residents begin to fade from existence because none of the dreamers are there. Dream Spike ends up performing an unrelated HeroicSacrifice, so the moral complications of waking up from the dream become a moot point. The same goes for the sequels to this story, which has Vinyl Scratch going through the dreams of the other Mane Six to wake them up as well, as part of an overarching attempt to take down the [[BigBad Dragon Emperor]].
21st Apr '17 9:47:28 PM RacattackForce
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* In the ''My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic'' fanfic ''The Perfect Little Village of Ponyville'', it’s revealed that the main six (plus Vinyl Scratch) are all stuck in a dream of Twilight Sparkle’s. For them, Twilight waking up is the safest way to get out of the dream, but the actual dream constructs will cease to exist when she wakes. On the other hand, Spike is the only one of these constructs to gain self-awareness—and he’s the first person to figure out it’s all a dream, when Ponyville and its residents begin to fade from existence because none of the dreamers are there. Dream Spike ends up performing an unrelated HeroicSacrifice, so the moral complications of waking up from the dream become a moot point.

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* In the ''My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic'' fanfic ''The ''[[https://www.fimfiction.net/story/51205/The-Perfect-Little-Village-of-Ponyville The Perfect Little Village of Ponyville'', Ponyville]]'', it’s revealed that the main six (plus Vinyl Scratch) are all stuck in a dream of Twilight Sparkle’s. For them, Twilight waking up is the safest way to get out of the dream, but the actual dream constructs will cease to exist when she wakes. On the other hand, Spike is the only one of these constructs to gain self-awareness—and he’s the first person to figure out it’s all a dream, when Ponyville and its residents begin to fade from existence because none of the dreamers are there. Dream Spike ends up performing an unrelated HeroicSacrifice, so the moral complications of waking up from the dream become a moot point.
9th Apr '17 6:48:24 PM nombretomado
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* ''Zoku SayonaraZetsubouSensei'' uses this trope while playing with AllJustADream: the characters realise it's a dream and if Sensei wakes up, they'll all die. [[MurderIsTheBestSolution So they try to kill him instead]]. [[FridgeLogic Don't think too hard about what happens if they succeed]].

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* ''Zoku SayonaraZetsubouSensei'' Manga/SayonaraZetsubouSensei'' uses this trope while playing with AllJustADream: the characters realise it's a dream and if Sensei wakes up, they'll all die. [[MurderIsTheBestSolution So they try to kill him instead]]. [[FridgeLogic Don't think too hard about what happens if they succeed]].
8th Apr '17 10:22:21 PM nombretomado
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* In a takeoff of the above, there's a cult in [[SecretHistories The Man With the Golden Torc]] who alter reality by telling the severed, dreaming, drugged up head of their college professor what to dream, calling him The Red King. Though apparently not the whole world was his dream, just the cult, and when he is awakened they all wink out of existence.

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* In a takeoff of the above, there's a cult in [[SecretHistories [[Literature/SecretHistories The Man With the Golden Torc]] who alter reality by telling the severed, dreaming, drugged up head of their college professor what to dream, calling him The Red King. Though apparently not the whole world was his dream, just the cult, and when he is awakened they all wink out of existence.
26th Mar '17 8:22:44 PM SilentStranger
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* ''NightGallery'' has the episode "The Lifeboat". The Lusitania picks up a castaway floating in a lifeboat from the Titanic, despite it having sunk three years before. It eventually turns out that the man is actually a sailor who fled the Titanic in the last lifeboat and has been damned for his cowardice to experience disastrous shipwrecks throughout history over and over, and that all the other crewmembers are just phantoms of who they were, something one of them realizes himself. When he points this out to the captain, he realizes he cant actually remember his past in any detail, and just like that, the ship is empty, aside from the castaway.


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* ''SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal'' parodies this trope. A woman realizes that the world and everyone in it is just figments in her dreams, including her husband. When he asks her what they should do, she says she has a plan: demand that they make her the ruler of the world or she'll "pinch herself really hard".
** Another strip plays with the idea that our reality is just part of a recursive simulation, and that "our" God is just a dreamer from a higher reality who's put himself in a simulation to make a world that works the way he wants to. The person who finds this out is just about to do the same because he doesnt like the way this world works and wants to run his own.
5th Dec '16 2:39:58 PM JoeMerl
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* ''Literature/TheGodsOfPegana'' are either this or very close--some say that everything comes from Mana-Yood-Sushai's dream, while others say that he created everything and then went to sleep. Either way, once he wakes up, "he will make again new gods and new worlds," having destroyed the old. Skarl the Drummer plays his drum to keep him asleep (which is nice of him, since ''he'll'' actually survive Mana-Yood-Sushai's awakening). Even Mana-Yood-Sushai's own priests don't pray to him, because you know, that might wake him up.
13th Nov '16 12:42:15 PM nombretomado
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* Another example from ''JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' (adapted from the Creator/AlanMoore classic "''ComicBook/ForTheManWhoHasEverything''"): Superman was caught by a LotusEaterMachine in plant form, called the Black Mercy, which had him dreaming he was on a still-existing Krypton with a wife and son, forcing him to consciously will the planet's destruction if he was to escape and save his [[IncrediblyLamePun superfriends]]. One of the last images from his dream is Krypton exploding as he clung tightly to his dream-son.

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* Another example from ''JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' (adapted from the Creator/AlanMoore classic "''ComicBook/ForTheManWhoHasEverything''"): Superman was caught by a LotusEaterMachine in plant form, called the Black Mercy, which had him dreaming he was on a still-existing Krypton with a wife and son, forcing him to consciously will the planet's destruction if he was to escape and save his [[IncrediblyLamePun superfriends]]. One of the last images from his dream is Krypton exploding as he clung tightly to his dream-son.
8th Nov '16 6:17:05 AM Anddrix
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* In the Creator/TimBurton version of ''Film/AliceInWonderland'', the Hatter mentions this possibility to Alice, saying that if she is dreaming it all, then he must not truly exist. He doesn't seem ''too'' concerned about it however, even half-jokingly telling her that she must be a little crazy to have imagined someone like him. (Which she doesn't deny.)

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* In the Creator/TimBurton version of ''Film/AliceInWonderland'', ''Film/AliceInWonderland2010'', the Hatter mentions this possibility to Alice, saying that if she is dreaming it all, then he must not truly exist. He doesn't seem ''too'' concerned about it however, even half-jokingly telling her that she must be a little crazy to have imagined someone like him. (Which she doesn't deny.)
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