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18th Sep '16 3:10:00 PM nombretomado
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* One of the episodes of [[ShowWithinAShow Night Springs]] in AlanWake discusses this subject. A man has entered his own dream, only to find many other people conspiring to keep a man asleep. It turns out that it's all [[DreamWithinADream a dream within a dream]], and that if this man wakes up too suddenly, everybody in the dream will be wiped out. The show ends as an alarm clock sounds.

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* One of the episodes of [[ShowWithinAShow Night Springs]] in AlanWake ''VideoGame/AlanWake'' discusses this subject. A man has entered his own dream, only to find many other people conspiring to keep a man asleep. It turns out that it's all [[DreamWithinADream a dream within a dream]], and that if this man wakes up too suddenly, everybody in the dream will be wiped out. The show ends as an alarm clock sounds.
17th Sep '16 10:02:38 PM bulmabriefs144
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* There are certain beliefs in Hinduism that the universe is a dream of either Brahma or Vishnu, and if he ever wakes up... To outsiders, it sounds terrifying, but to those who believe this, it isn't scary. Hinduism believes in EternalRecurrance. The god will sleep again, and you will be again.

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* There are certain beliefs in Hinduism that the universe is a dream of either Brahma or Vishnu, and if he ever wakes up... To outsiders, it sounds terrifying, but to those who believe this, it isn't scary. Hinduism believes in EternalRecurrance. EternalRecurrence. The god will sleep again, and you will be again.again.
** This isn't just found in Hinduism, either. Buddhism and Taoism also have similar belief sets. In Taoism, for instance, believes in something called the "[[http://itotd.com/articles/227/the-holographic-paradigm/ holograph]]" which is basically a belief that the world is basically a complex illusion based on the self. In Buddhism, this is called the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Desire_realm Desire Realm]].
16th Sep '16 9:44:18 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''ComicBook/AndersonPsiDivision'': When Anderson investigates the death of a person who was killed inside a virtual reality simulation, some of the projections beg Anderson to save them from ceasing to exist.
6th Sep '16 7:40:36 PM Paranoia
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** In the aptly-titled "Wake Up," Prismo is revealed as a being created from the dreams of a sleeping old man, who is woken up resulting in Prismo's death. Unlike most examples, though, Prismo comes BackFromTheDead the next time the man goes asleep--or would have if the Lich hadn't killed that man immediately afterward. [[spoiler:As it turns out, though, ''anyone'' falling asleep in the same place will bring Prismo back.]]
** This is also how Finn escapes the titular monster in "King Worm." He's trapped in a dream and escapes it by intentionally thinking of his fears so he will wake up.

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** In the aptly-titled "Wake Up," Prismo is revealed as a being created from the dreams of a sleeping old man, who is woken up resulting in Prismo's death. Unlike most examples, though, Prismo comes BackFromTheDead the next time the man goes asleep--or would have if the Lich hadn't killed that man immediately afterward. [[spoiler:As it turns out, though, ''anyone'' falling asleep in Jake and he had formed a close enough "bro-bond" that Jake could take the same old man's place will bring by sleeping forever. Thanks to a TimeyWimeyBall, he does ''and'' continues living his life, bringing Prismo back.]]
** This A variation of this is also how Finn escapes the titular monster in "King Worm." He's trapped in a dream and escapes it by intentionally thinking of all his fears worst fears, messing up the dreamscape so he will much that the titular worm can't maintain control of it and thus Finn is able wake up.
30th Aug '16 7:18:54 PM ultimomant
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/TransformersGenerationOne'' episode "Nightmare Planet", characters and settings from Daniel's dreams and nightmares come to life, including monsters that attack the Autobots, and a lovely fairy tale princess (who looks like Daniel's mom, Carly, and human Arcee) who assists them. When Daniel wakes up at the end, everything from his dreams disappears. Springer, who had bonded with the princess, is distraught and asks what happened to her. Rodimus Prime sadly says that she never truly existed.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/TransformersGenerationOne'' ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers'' episode "Nightmare Planet", characters and settings from Daniel's dreams and nightmares come to life, including monsters that attack the Autobots, and a lovely fairy tale princess (who looks like Daniel's mom, Carly, and human Arcee) who assists them. When Daniel wakes up at the end, everything from his dreams disappears. Springer, who had bonded with the princess, is distraught and asks what happened to her. Rodimus Prime sadly says that she never truly existed.
14th Jun '16 4:02:55 AM Morgenthaler
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* Played with in ''CaptainSimianAndTheSpaceMonkeys''. The crew and some villains find a crack in a wall where you can whisper anything you want and it will appear, but are warned by a guardian that it is really the ear of a sleeping giant who dreams the universe. Not believing this, they end up wishing for bigger and better weapons as they fight, only to actually wake the giant up, which causes the universe to start to disintegrate until they manage to make him sleep again with a TechnoBabble 'lullaby'. However, in the end, appropriately enough, the whole episode is implied to be AllJustADream.

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* Played with in ''CaptainSimianAndTheSpaceMonkeys''.''WesternAnimation/CaptainSimianAndTheSpaceMonkeys''. The crew and some villains find a crack in a wall where you can whisper anything you want and it will appear, but are warned by a guardian that it is really the ear of a sleeping giant who dreams the universe. Not believing this, they end up wishing for bigger and better weapons as they fight, only to actually wake the giant up, which causes the universe to start to disintegrate until they manage to make him sleep again with a TechnoBabble 'lullaby'. However, in the end, appropriately enough, the whole episode is implied to be AllJustADream.
31st May '16 3:38:30 AM Doug86
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* In AndreNorton's ''Literature/IceCrown'', Shambry threatens this: he is keeping the queen asleep because if she wakes, they will all vanish as her dream. Imfray's men are frightened, but Imfray himself sees he's lost his mind and stops him, breaking the mind-globe controlling her.

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* In AndreNorton's Creator/AndreNorton's ''Literature/IceCrown'', Shambry threatens this: he is keeping the queen asleep because if she wakes, they will all vanish as her dream. Imfray's men are frightened, but Imfray himself sees he's lost his mind and stops him, breaking the mind-globe controlling her.
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.
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