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26th Apr '18 6:14:18 PM kome360
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* Deconstructed in ''Webcomic/AliceAndTheNightmare'': Stealing dreams is frequently lethal to the dream harvesters and some unfortunate dreamers, but they have to do it or their technologies will run out of power and their world will collapse on itself.
19th Feb '18 10:52:56 PM intastiel
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* In ''TabletopGame/ChangelingTheLost'', the [[TheFairFolk True Fae]] can infect and parasitize the dreams of humans, plundering them for [[{{Mana}} Glamour]], using them to read Fate, or seeding them with poisoned nightmares that the Fae can harvest. Changelings can also harvest Glamour from mortal dreams, but it's not detrimental to the dreamer when they do.
12th Feb '18 3:12:51 AM WillyFourEyes
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* ComicBook/SuskeEnWiske: The entire concept of the album "De Dromendiefstal" ("The Dreams Theft") is built around this idea.

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* ComicBook/SuskeEnWiske: ''ComicBook/SuskeEnWiske'': The entire concept of the album "De Dromendiefstal" ("The Dreams Theft") is built around this idea.
23rd Dec '17 2:27:22 PM Someoneman
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* And a villainous example appears in [[Music/{{Vocaloid}} Kagamine Len's]] "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmOeqLHwn5g Dream-Eating Monochrome Baku]]," where the titular character eats the nightmares of a young girl but later returns to take away all her aspirations as payment. This is a rather unusual depiction of the baku, which is generally portrayed as a benevolent spirit. [[spoiler: The sequel song "[[http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm25994904 Sleeping Beauty]]" reveals that he ''is'' a benevolent spirit... to all of one person, who was his lover and died of an unspecified cause. He steals the dreams of other people and takes away their aspirations in order to give her the energy to stay alive and eventually resurrect, but for the majority of the song she's in a vegetative state.]]

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* And a villainous example appears in [[Music/{{Vocaloid}} Kagamine Len's]] "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmOeqLHwn5g Dream-Eating Monochrome Baku]]," where the titular character eats the nightmares of a young girl but later returns to take away all her aspirations as payment. This is a rather unusual depiction of the baku, which is generally portrayed as a benevolent spirit. [[spoiler: The sequel song "[[http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm25994904 Sleeping Beauty]]" reveals that that[[spoiler: he ''is'' a benevolent spirit... to all of one person, who was his lover and died of an unspecified cause. He steals the dreams of other people and takes away their aspirations in order to give her the energy to stay alive and eventually resurrect, but for the majority of the song she's in a vegetative state.]]



* [[VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}} Morrigan Aensland]] is said to be of a particular kind of succubus that, [[HornyDevils in addition to the usual features]], can also feed on the dreams of mortals.
* The move "Dream Eater" from ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' is a powerful HP-draining attack, but works only when the opponent is asleep.
** The Pokémon species Drowzee and Hypno are particularly famous for this in the games' [[GameplayAndStorySegregation canon]], where they have been known to [[MemeticMolester kidnap children]] to feed off their dreams.

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* [[VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}} * Morrigan Aensland]] Aensland from ''VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}}'' is said to be of a particular kind of succubus that, [[HornyDevils in addition to the usual features]], can also feed on the dreams of mortals.
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The move "Dream Eater" from ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' is a powerful HP-draining attack, but works only when the opponent is asleep.
** The Pokémon species Drowzee and Hypno are particularly famous for this in the games' [[GameplayAndStorySegregation canon]], where they have been known to [[MemeticMolester kidnap children]] children to feed off their dreams.
6th Nov '17 6:21:41 AM Malady
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* ComicBook/SuskeEnWiske: The entire concept of the album "De Dromendiefstal" ("The Dreams Theft") is built around this idea.

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* The baku (listed below) makes an appearance in ''Series/LostGirl'' as a heroic creature who helps people by eating their bad dreams.

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* The baku (listed below) makes an appearance in ''Series/LostGirl'' as a heroic creature who helps people by eating their bad dreams.

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** The Pokémon species Drowzee and Hypno are particularly famous for this in the games' [[GameplayAndStorySegregation canon]], where they have been known to [[MemeticMolester kidnap children]] to feed off their dreams.

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** The Pokémon species Drowzee and Hypno are particularly famous for this in the games' [[GameplayAndStorySegregation canon]], where they have been known to [[MemeticMolester kidnap children]] to feed off their dreams.



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* Invoked in an episode of {{WebAnimation/Bonus Stage}}
-->'''Elly:''' "This show ruins everyone's dreams."
-->'''Joel:''' "It also eats them and grows stronger."

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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dreamcatcher Dreamcatchers]] are objects originally used by the Ojibwa First Nation peoples, but now much more widespread. They're said to be able to filter out their users' bad dreams, and ensure that the users only have good ones.

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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dreamcatcher Dreamcatchers]] are objects originally used by the Ojibwa First Nation peoples, but now much more widespread. They're said to be able to filter out their users' bad dreams, and ensure that the users only have good ones.
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31st Aug '17 10:28:03 AM BeerBaron
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* The Dragonborn him/herself can become one by using the Skull of Corruption, Vaermina's Daedric Artifact in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim''. The staff steals dreams (replacing them with horrid nightmares, if the quest involving it is anything to go by) to power itself up.

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* The Dragonborn him/herself can become one by using In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series, this is a power of Vaermina, the [[OurGodsAreDifferent Daedric Prince]] of [[YourWorstNightmare Nightmares]]. It is also theorized that she uses the dreams of mortals as some sort of source of power. Her most (in)famous artifact is the Skull of Corruption, Vaermina's Daedric Artifact in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim''. The staff a MagicStaff which steals the dreams (replacing them with horrid nightmares, if the quest involving it is anything of sleeping mortals to go by) to power itself up.become more powerful.
18th Feb '17 4:09:02 PM Derkhan
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* In the ''Literature/DreambloodDuology'', Sharers and Gatherers both harvest the dreams of others and are good-aligned exaples. Sharers use the dreamichor harvested from dreams to perform their healing and Gatherers gather dreamblood from those whose time it is to die and [[DreamWeaver shape pleasing final dreams]] for the departing.
10th Nov '16 12:21:43 AM lalaTKG
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* And a villainous example appears in [[Music/{{Vocaloid}} Kagamine Len's]] "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmOeqLHwn5g Dream-Eating Monochrome Baku]]," where the titular character eats the nightmares of a young girl but later returns to take away all her aspirations as payment. This is a rather unusual depiction of the baku, which is generally portrayed as a benevolent spirit. [[spoiler: The sequel song "[[http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm25994904 Sleeping Beauty]]" reveals that he ''is'' a benevolent spirit... to all of one person, who was his lover and died of an unspecified cause. He steals the dreams of other people and takes away their aspirations in order to give her the energy to stay alive, but in a vegetative state.]]

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* And a villainous example appears in [[Music/{{Vocaloid}} Kagamine Len's]] "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmOeqLHwn5g Dream-Eating Monochrome Baku]]," where the titular character eats the nightmares of a young girl but later returns to take away all her aspirations as payment. This is a rather unusual depiction of the baku, which is generally portrayed as a benevolent spirit. [[spoiler: The sequel song "[[http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm25994904 Sleeping Beauty]]" reveals that he ''is'' a benevolent spirit... to all of one person, who was his lover and died of an unspecified cause. He steals the dreams of other people and takes away their aspirations in order to give her the energy to stay alive, alive and eventually resurrect, but for the majority of the song she's in a vegetative state.]]
10th Nov '16 12:20:12 AM lalaTKG
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* And a villainous example appears in [[Music/{{Vocaloid}} Kagamine Len's]] "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmOeqLHwn5g Dream-Eating Monochrome Baku]]," where the titular character eats the nightmares of a young girl but later returns to take away all her aspirations as payment. This is a rather unusual depiction of the baku, which is generally portrayed as a benevolent spirit.

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* And a villainous example appears in [[Music/{{Vocaloid}} Kagamine Len's]] "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmOeqLHwn5g Dream-Eating Monochrome Baku]]," where the titular character eats the nightmares of a young girl but later returns to take away all her aspirations as payment. This is a rather unusual depiction of the baku, which is generally portrayed as a benevolent spirit.
spirit. [[spoiler: The sequel song "[[http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm25994904 Sleeping Beauty]]" reveals that he ''is'' a benevolent spirit... to all of one person, who was his lover and died of an unspecified cause. He steals the dreams of other people and takes away their aspirations in order to give her the energy to stay alive, but in a vegetative state.]]
29th Oct '16 11:11:03 PM Catie13
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