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23rd May '17 3:03:47 AM valar55
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* In a more depressing example, the titular character from the novel-based movie, {{Precious}}, often escapes her cruel reality by imagining herself as things she believes she can never be, such as a successful celebrity loved by everyone, a girl capable of getting a very handsome boyfriend, a beautiful white teenager, or, in the saddest example, a girl who's recognized in her yearbook, with friendly teachers and a loving family. This is a TearJerker, as in reality, she is often outcasted, has to resort to extremes to get what she wants, is morbidly obese, is despised and abused by her mother, and raped and impregnated twice by her father.
* In the opening scene of ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'', Po dreams that he's a legendary kung-fu warrior who can makes his enemies blind [[AwesomenessIsAForce just by his pure awesomeness]].

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* In a more depressing example, the titular character from the novel-based movie, {{Precious}}, {{Film/Precious}}, often escapes her cruel reality by imagining herself as things she believes she can never be, such as a successful celebrity loved by everyone, a girl capable of getting a very handsome boyfriend, a beautiful white teenager, or, in the saddest example, a girl who's recognized in her yearbook, with friendly teachers and a loving family. This is a TearJerker, as in reality, reality she is often outcasted, outcast, has to resort to extremes to get what she wants, is morbidly obese, is despised and abused by her mother, and raped and impregnated twice by her father.
* In the opening scene of ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'', Po dreams that he's a legendary kung-fu warrior who can makes make his enemies blind [[AwesomenessIsAForce just by his pure awesomeness]].



* In the ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' episode "[[Recap/SupernaturalS02E15TallTales Tall Tales]]" (which is TheRashomon), Dean retells an evening in a bar to Bobby as if he is a romantic Dream Sue, with hints of being a perfect [[HunterOfMonsters hunter]] as well. The entire setting is glamorized, and a girl just completely swoons over him and showers him with praise, while he insists that he has to do his "duty" of interviewing her because lives are at stake. Sam by contrast is turned into a whiny jerk who simply wants to interrupt Dean and his lover, eventually just descending into whining "BlahBlahBlah".

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* In the ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' episode "[[Recap/SupernaturalS02E15TallTales Tall Tales]]" (which is TheRashomon), Dean retells an evening in a bar to Bobby as if he is a romantic Dream Sue, with hints of being a perfect [[HunterOfMonsters hunter]] as well. The entire setting is glamorized, and a girl just completely swoons over him and showers him with praise, while he insists that he has to do his "duty" of interviewing her because lives are at stake. Sam Sam, by contrast contrast, is turned into a whiny jerk who simply wants to interrupt Dean and his lover, eventually just descending into whining "BlahBlahBlah".
29th Mar '17 8:57:00 PM TheNicestGuy
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* In ''Series/SamuraiGourmet'', Kasumi is not ''literally'' dreaming about an idealized version of himself whenever the samurai appears. The samurai is played by a younger actor, and they both appear together. Nevertheless, the samurai's purpose is to visualize how Kasumi might handle a given situtation [[WhatWouldXDo if he were as badass as a samurai]]. You sometimes get a result that's seldom seen: A Dream Sue manifestation actually inspires someone into effective and realistic action.

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* ''Series/SamuraiGourmet'':
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In ''Series/SamuraiGourmet'', the typical samurai sequence, Kasumi is not ''literally'' dreaming about an idealized version of himself whenever the samurai appears.himself. The samurai is played by a younger actor, and they both appear together. Nevertheless, the samurai's purpose is to visualize how Kasumi might handle a given situtation [[WhatWouldXDo if he were as badass as a samurai]]. You sometimes get a result that's seldom seen: A Dream Sue manifestation actually inspires someone into effective and realistic action.action.
** However, in the final episode, Dream Sue is completely [[SubvertedTrope subverted]]. For the first time, the man in the samurai getup is Kasumi himself. Since his adversary is his own wife, he just can't bring himself to take any inspiration from his samurai lore. He concedes that he's "got a long way to go" before he can own that costume.
26th Mar '17 12:09:00 PM TheNicestGuy
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* In ''Series/SamuraiGourmet'', Kasumi is not ''literally'' dreaming about an idealized version of himself whenever the samurai appears. The samurai is played by a younger actor, and they both appear together. Nevertheless, the samurai's purpose is to visualize how Kasumi might handle a given situtation [[WhatWouldXDo if he were as badass as a samurai]]. You sometimes get a result that's seldom seen: A Dream Sue manifestation actually inspires someone into effective and realistic action.
16th Feb '17 3:20:25 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' episode "[[Recap/SupernaturalS02E15TallTales Tall Tales]]" (which is TheRashomon), Dean retells an evening in a bar to Bobby as if he is a romantic Dream Sue, with hints of being a perfect [[TheHunter hunter]] as well. The entire setting is glamorized, and a girl just completely swoons over him and showers him with praise, while he insists that he has to do his "duty" of interviewing her because lives are at stake. Sam by contrast is turned into a whiny jerk who simply wants to interrupt Dean and his lover, eventually just descending into whining "BlahBlahBlah".

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* In the ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' episode "[[Recap/SupernaturalS02E15TallTales Tall Tales]]" (which is TheRashomon), Dean retells an evening in a bar to Bobby as if he is a romantic Dream Sue, with hints of being a perfect [[TheHunter [[HunterOfMonsters hunter]] as well. The entire setting is glamorized, and a girl just completely swoons over him and showers him with praise, while he insists that he has to do his "duty" of interviewing her because lives are at stake. Sam by contrast is turned into a whiny jerk who simply wants to interrupt Dean and his lover, eventually just descending into whining "BlahBlahBlah".
10th Oct '16 4:32:31 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* In ''Film/{{UHF}}'', Weird Al's character has quite a few, including one where he's a bespectacled version of Franchise/{{Rambo}}, in a sequence lampooning how absurdly invincible that character is.



* On ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', Homer Simpson occasionally indulges in this; he imagines or portrays himself as thin, muscular, hairy and witty (as opposed to shamefully intoxicated) when he is recalling past events or throwaway anecdotes of his life.

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* On ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'',
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Homer Simpson occasionally indulges in this; he imagines or portrays himself as thin, muscular, hairy and witty (as opposed to shamefully intoxicated) when he is recalling past events or throwaway anecdotes of his life.
10th Aug '16 1:44:25 PM Willbyr
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* Early on in {{Manga/Naruto}}, the titular character imagined himself as a smug MartyStu who always has to bail Sasuke out of trouble and save the day while winning Sakura's love.
* Tamaki from {{Ouran High School Host Club}} views himself as the one man who can charm anyone. This sorta works on half of the student body, since their rich stereotypes, but doesn't work on the normal (or "poor"). He often has fantasies with himself charming Haruhi and winning her love. This dream is unique as it not only shows Tamaki as a Dream Sue, but Haruhi as an AsianAirhead, laughing "Tee hee" as she wears a dress (despite having to pose as a boy), letting Tamaki twirl her around, stopping only to eat fatty tuna. The other members have given this fake Haruhi the nickname of "Dream-Haruhi".
** Played for laughs when a new transfer student who looks a lot like Haruhi transfers, and happend to be both a genius, an air head, and head-over-the-heels in love with Tamaki.

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* Early on in {{Manga/Naruto}}, ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', the titular character imagined himself as a smug MartyStu who always has to bail Sasuke out of trouble and save the day while winning Sakura's love.
* ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'':
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Tamaki from {{Ouran High School Host Club}} views himself as the one man who can charm anyone. This sorta works on half of the student body, since their rich stereotypes, but doesn't work on the normal (or "poor"). He often has fantasies with himself charming Haruhi and winning her love. This dream is unique as it not only shows Tamaki as a Dream Sue, but Haruhi as an AsianAirhead, laughing "Tee hee" as she wears a dress (despite having to pose as a boy), letting Tamaki twirl her around, stopping only to eat fatty tuna. The other members have given this fake Haruhi the nickname of "Dream-Haruhi".
** Played for laughs when a new transfer student who looks a lot like Haruhi transfers, and happend happened to be both a genius, an air head, and head-over-the-heels in love with Tamaki.
27th Jul '16 8:40:04 PM Red-Dead-Redeemer
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* In ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'', when Church enters Caboose's mind, he finds that Caboose is only able to hold onto {{Flanderization}}s (and really bad ones) of the actual characters (and Tucker is also constantly putting himself down with child-like insults, because Caboose doesn't like him). Caboose's mental avatar is of course wise, skilled, and cool. (and feared by the Reds)
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E19ADogAndPonyShow "A Dog and Pony Show"]], Rarity is kidnapped, and Spike imagines himself as an unstoppable KnightInShiningArmor who'll SaveThePrincess (as Rarity is dressed as a {{Princess}} in his fantasy).

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E19ADogAndPonyShow "A Dog and Pony Show"]], Rarity is kidnapped, and Spike imagines himself as an unstoppable KnightInShiningArmor who'll SaveThePrincess (as Rarity is dressed as a {{Princess}} PrincessClassic in his fantasy).



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* The ''WesternAnimation/MenInBlack'' AnimatedAdaptation had an episode with an alien parasite LotusEaterMachine. One got J, and his dreams made him a MarySue.
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27th Jul '16 7:52:40 PM Red-Dead-Redeemer
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* Batgirl has a dream at the beginning of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' where she saves Batman from Two-Face, Penguin, and Joker single-handedly. Just as they're about to make out, Dick Grayson wakes her from her nap.
16th Jun '16 9:23:34 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* In ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'', Snoopy's favorite ImaginationSpot is where he's the heroic [[AcePilot World War I Flying Ace]]. Subverted however, as he's ''always'' shot down by his foe the Red Baron.

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* In ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'', Snoopy's favorite ImaginationSpot ImagineSpot is where he's the heroic [[AcePilot World War I Flying Ace]]. Subverted however, as he's ''always'' shot down by his foe the Red Baron.
16th Jun '16 9:21:48 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* In ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'', Snoopy's favorite ImaginationSpot is where he's the heroic [[AcePilot World War I Flying Ace]]. Subverted however, as he's ''always'' shot down by his foe the Red Baron.
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