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21st May '16 9:16:02 PM nombretomado
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** The PS3 version makes it possible for this to be played straight- if you lose the final fight, Chopin wakes up, then is hinted to die with all his dreams killed.

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** The PS3 [=PS3=] version makes it possible for this to be played straight- if you lose the final fight, Chopin wakes up, then is hinted to die with all his dreams killed.
3rd May '16 3:03:40 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/ThePrisoner2009'': All the people in the village have some sort of counterpart in the real world. 2's son 11-12 is one of the few people who doesn't have one, and also has no childhood memories. He tries to murder his "mother" and hangs himself when he realizes that he only exists in someone else's imagination.
1st Mar '16 4:21:51 PM Morgenthaler
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* The title character of ''BattleAngelAlita'' is trapped in a LotusEaterMachine and shown an idyllic alternate world with Ido and a friendly Desty Nova. She breaks free after a while despite regrets about no longer being with Ido. In a twist, the dream affects Desty Nova even more. Alita was able to hold herself together and simply enjoy the break, while Desty Nova [[BecomingTheMask got too absorbed in the father figure role]]. After the dream ends, Desty Nova is in tears and cannot bring himself to shoot Alita.

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* The title character of ''BattleAngelAlita'' ''Manga/BattleAngelAlita'' is trapped in a LotusEaterMachine and shown an idyllic alternate world with Ido and a friendly Desty Nova. She breaks free after a while despite regrets about no longer being with Ido. In a twist, the dream affects Desty Nova even more. Alita was able to hold herself together and simply enjoy the break, while Desty Nova [[BecomingTheMask got too absorbed in the father figure role]]. After the dream ends, Desty Nova is in tears and cannot bring himself to shoot Alita.



* ''{{Inception}}'' has two or three variations: To a lesser extent, the projections who attack any foreign entity in the dream when the host starts to realise he's dreaming; played much straighter, however, is [[spoiler: Cobb's projection of Mal, particularly at the end within limbo]] and inverted with [[spoiler: the real Mal, who was convinced that what Cobb thinks is the real world is a dream, and that she needed to die to return to "reality."]]

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* ''{{Inception}}'' ''Film/{{Inception}}'' has two or three variations: To a lesser extent, the projections who attack any foreign entity in the dream when the host starts to realise he's dreaming; played much straighter, however, is [[spoiler: Cobb's projection of Mal, particularly at the end within limbo]] and inverted with [[spoiler: the real Mal, who was convinced that what Cobb thinks is the real world is a dream, and that she needed to die to return to "reality."]]



* Subverted in ''EternalSonata''. Chopin is dying, and enters the game world on his deathbed. Throughout the game, he insists that the entire world is his dream. At the end, in order to prove it's his dream and not reality, he [[spoiler:decides to kill the entire party]]. It doesn't work.

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* Subverted in ''EternalSonata''.''VideoGame/EternalSonata''. Chopin is dying, and enters the game world on his deathbed. Throughout the game, he insists that the entire world is his dream. At the end, in order to prove it's his dream and not reality, he [[spoiler:decides to kill the entire party]]. It doesn't work.



* In ''TwistedMetal 2'', Roadkill/Marcus Kane's ending is him claiming the game is just him having a bad dream and wishes to wake up from it, Calypso responds that "He would be the one to figure it all out", then gladly agrees, but not before telling Marcus to "Feel free to visit any time, for the rest of your friends will be here for quite a while!", soon after, Marcus awakes in a hospital, surrounded by his family, apparently having survived a 15 car pile-up, with the other contestants being in the other beds by him. However, at the end of it, Calypso's evil laughter is heard. So is it a Dream Apocalypse within a dream? Or an illusion?
* Played with in ''UltimaVII: Serpent Isle'', there's a town that was shoved into the dreamworld after an evil sorcerer's magical experiment went awry.
* In ''[[DrawnToLife Drawn to Life: The Next Chapter]],'' where the whole damn world is revealed to be [[spoiler: The dream of a boy in a coma. When going home from the fair, the car he was in was involved in an accident which killed his parents. And it turns out he has a sister named Heather with a bandage across the left side of her face - the area where Raposa!Heather had the darkness.]] And to top it all off? [[spoiler: The Raposa are based off the toys he and Heather won at the fair - Mari and Jowee.]]
* ''FinalFantasyTacticsAdvance'' brings up the possibility, but the sequel suggests that it didn't happen.

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* In ''TwistedMetal ''VideoGame/TwistedMetal 2'', Roadkill/Marcus Kane's ending is him claiming the game is just him having a bad dream and wishes to wake up from it, Calypso responds that "He would be the one to figure it all out", then gladly agrees, but not before telling Marcus to "Feel free to visit any time, for the rest of your friends will be here for quite a while!", soon after, Marcus awakes in a hospital, surrounded by his family, apparently having survived a 15 car pile-up, with the other contestants being in the other beds by him. However, at the end of it, Calypso's evil laughter is heard. So is it a Dream Apocalypse within a dream? Or an illusion?
* Played with in ''UltimaVII: ''VideoGame/UltimaVII: Serpent Isle'', there's a town that was shoved into the dreamworld after an evil sorcerer's magical experiment went awry.
* In ''[[DrawnToLife ''[[VideoGame/DrawnToLife Drawn to Life: The Next Chapter]],'' where the whole damn world is revealed to be [[spoiler: The dream of a boy in a coma. When going home from the fair, the car he was in was involved in an accident which killed his parents. And it turns out he has a sister named Heather with a bandage across the left side of her face - the area where Raposa!Heather had the darkness.]] And to top it all off? [[spoiler: The Raposa are based off the toys he and Heather won at the fair - Mari and Jowee.]]
* ''FinalFantasyTacticsAdvance'' ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTacticsAdvance'' brings up the possibility, but the sequel suggests that it didn't happen.
6th Jan '16 3:16:46 PM AgProv
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* This is one of the many alternative explanations for Colin Whisterfield's experiences in Creator/AlanGarner's ''Literature/{{Boneland}}'': all Colin's experiences of having visited a narnia-like fantasy land superimposed on his own Cheshire, england, are just a dream brought about by psychosis and treatment for mental illness. This is written in step with the story of a neolithic shaman who fears that if he stops dreaming, his world will end. At the end is an ironic twist - that in one very real sense, the world you dream will inevitably stop and cease to be - at the moment of your own death.
18th Dec '15 3:31:09 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/TheTwilightZone'':
** In the TOS episode "Shadow Play": a murderer tries to dodge the electric chair by claiming that the whole universe is just a dream of his, and killing him will end the dream. Turns out, he's [[spoiler:absolutely correct, the world is just a nightmare of his - [[HereWeGoAgain a recurring one, too]].]]
** In the 1980's episode "Nightcrawlers", the characters from a sleeping man's nightmares come to life and wreak havoc. When the monsters accidentally kill the sleeping man, they all vanish.

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* ''Series/TheTwilightZone'':
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''Series/TheTwilightZone1959'': In the TOS episode "Shadow Play": a murderer tries to dodge the electric chair by claiming that the whole universe is just a dream of his, and killing him will end the dream. Turns out, he's [[spoiler:absolutely correct, the world is just a nightmare of his - [[HereWeGoAgain a recurring one, too]].]]
** * ''Series/TheTwilightZone1985'': In the 1980's episode "Nightcrawlers", the characters from a sleeping man's nightmares come to life and wreak havoc. When the monsters accidentally kill the sleeping man, they all vanish.
5th Dec '15 2:48:18 PM Ryusui
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* ''VideoGame/TheTalosPrinciple'' has a variant on this. It's clear from almost the start that the entire game takes place in a VR simulation, and the godlike being [[MeaningfulName Elohim]] is just an AI designed to monitor the system, so his grandiloquent proclamations that it will be "the end of your generations" if you climb the mysterious tower are easy to take with a grain of salt. However, [[spoiler: it turns out that the original designers of the simulation intended the tower as a [[FinalExamFinale final test]] for any AIs who have shown the qualities necessary to survive in the outside world (such as yourself), and should you complete your final ascent, the virtual world will be erased as it's no longer needed. In the end, Elohim accepts his impending deletion with dignity, but as you're finally uploaded to a physical body, you're treated to a montage of all the worlds you've puzzled your way through being destroyed in apocalyptic fashion.]]
17th Nov '15 3:11:32 PM Scabbard
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* ''VideoGame/{{Glitch}}'' -the world, the players, everything- took place within the dreams of 11 Giants. The real life shut down of the game was explained as the Giants waking up.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Glitch}}'' -the ''VideoGame/{{Glitch}}'': The world, the players, everything- took place within the dreams of 11 Giants. The real life shut down of the game was explained as the Giants waking up.
17th Nov '15 3:10:09 PM Scabbard
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* An interesting case occurs in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'' [[spoiler: The main character Tidus witnesses the destruction of his home city and is swallowed by a gigantic monster, but when he wakes up he finds himself in a fantastic world that is supposedly the future, 1000 years after his city was destroyed. In an interesting twist, Tidus is not the dreamer and his adventure a dream. While the city did exist and was destroyed 1000 years ago, the city Tidus is from is a dream of the few survivors of the destruction, who have put themselves into eternal sleep so their memories of the city are never forgotten. Tidus is just a part of this dream memory, but has been projected in physical form into the dream world. To end their dream, as they request, would mean an apocalypse and suicide, but somehow he gets a vision of an afterlife of some sort, with his father, who was also a dream denizen made real. Fully completing in the sequel results in his living as a normal person.]]

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* An interesting case occurs in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'' ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'': [[spoiler: The main character Tidus witnesses the destruction of his home city and is swallowed by a gigantic monster, but when he wakes up he finds himself in a fantastic world that is supposedly the future, 1000 years after his city was destroyed. In an interesting twist, Tidus is not the dreamer and his adventure a dream. While the city did exist and was destroyed 1000 years ago, the city Tidus is from is a dream of the few survivors of the destruction, who have put themselves into eternal sleep so their memories of the city are never forgotten. Tidus is just a part of this dream memory, but has been projected in physical form into the dream world. To end their dream, as they request, would mean an apocalypse and suicide, but somehow he gets a vision of an afterlife of some sort, with his father, who was also a dream denizen made real. Fully completing in the sequel results in his living as a normal person.]]person]].
7th Oct '15 12:04:10 PM WillKeaton
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* In [[DrawnToLife Drawn to Life: The Next Chapter]], where the whole damn world is revealed to be [[spoiler: The dream of a boy in a coma. When going home from the fair, the car he was in was involved in an accident which killed his parents. And it turns out he has a sister named Heather with a bandage across the left side of her face - the area where Raposa!Heather had the darkness.]] And to top it all off? [[spoiler: The Raposa are based off the toys he and Heather won at the fair - Mari and Jowee.]]

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* In [[DrawnToLife ''[[DrawnToLife Drawn to Life: The Next Chapter]], Chapter]],'' where the whole damn world is revealed to be [[spoiler: The dream of a boy in a coma. When going home from the fair, the car he was in was involved in an accident which killed his parents. And it turns out he has a sister named Heather with a bandage across the left side of her face - the area where Raposa!Heather had the darkness.]] And to top it all off? [[spoiler: The Raposa are based off the toys he and Heather won at the fair - Mari and Jowee.]]
7th Oct '15 12:02:53 PM WillKeaton
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* ''Webcomic/{{xkcd}}'' uses a [[http://xkcd.com/390/ rather heartwrenching variation]], seen above.
** And in [[http://xkcd.com/429/ another strip]], the dream characters realize that they are in a dream, and decide to go out with a bang.

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* ''Webcomic/{{xkcd}}'' uses a [[http://xkcd.com/390/ rather heartwrenching variation]], variation,]] seen above.
** And in [[http://xkcd.com/429/ another strip]], strip,]] the dream characters realize that they are in a dream, and decide to go out with a bang.
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