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13th Mar '18 6:24:23 AM Nadim
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* In ''WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse'', Goofy dreams he is a terrific athlete.
27th Jan '18 3:05:07 PM thatother1dude
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** Lisa does this often, which isn't surprising since she practically views herself as the Goddess of education. Most of these involve her doing something normal for a kid (like leading a musical, winning a competition, or being class president), and doing it all with no fail. Though Lisa herself is often viewed as a MarySue, in these instances she always either fails at it or wins by use of her family.

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** Lisa does this often, which isn't surprising since she practically views herself as the Goddess of education. Most of these involve her doing something normal for a kid (like leading a musical, winning a competition, or being class president), and doing it all with no fail. Though Lisa herself is often viewed as a MarySue, in these instances she always either fails at it or wins by use but getting ridiculous amounts of her family.praise.
27th Jan '18 3:03:52 PM thatother1dude
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* In "[[Recap/{{JusticeLeagueS2E5And6OnlyADream}} Only a Dream]]", the opening sequence is John Dee single-handedly crushing the League and then being congratulated by the whole of the Legion of Doom (mainly by Luthor, the Joker and Grundy). The sequence ends and it's revealed to have been a dream induced by an experimental machine. Later on, John Dee, alias Doctor Destiny, does get his chance to MindRape the whole of the Justice League.

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* In "[[Recap/{{JusticeLeagueS2E5And6OnlyADream}} the ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' episode "[[Recap/JusticeLeagueS2E5And6OnlyADream Only a Dream]]", the opening sequence is John Dee single-handedly crushing the League and then being congratulated by the whole of the Legion of Doom (mainly by Luthor, the Joker and Grundy). The sequence ends and it's revealed to have been a dream induced by an experimental machine. Later on, John Dee, alias Doctor Destiny, does get his chance to MindRape the whole of the Justice League.
10th Dec '17 3:35:02 AM FoxBluereaver
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* Misty in ''Fanfic/PokemonResetBloodlines'' often has dreams about her future self. In these dreams, she can [[CurbStompBattle effortlessly defeat]] [[TheDreaded extra-scary]] [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes Bug-types]], has multiple ''[[OlympusMons legendaries]]'' in her party, and is considered a serious contender for a spot on the Elite Four.
22nd Aug '17 7:40:55 PM WillBGood
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* The ''ComicBook/SpiderMan'' one issue story "The Daydreamers" had four members of the main cast daydreaming themselves as Dream Sues. First, Felicia dreamed about being a super-spy as the Black Cat with Spidey (who was Creator/CarryGrant under his mask). Then J. Jonah Jameson dreams of beating up Spidey and humiliating him in public, the city regarding Jonah a hero. Then Mary Jane dreams of being an A-List supermodel and movie star, her biography being portrayed on Broadway (eventually snapping back to reality when her sister appears in it, asking for help). Spidey himself imagines himself defeating a whole army of super-villains in his heroic identity and developing a miracle cure for every illness in the world as Peter, with both the Avengers and Fantastic Four ''begging'' for him to join him, although the dream turns sour when he's reminded of his past. (The story ends on a somewhat high note when he wakes up and helps a kid who admires him by scaring away some bullies.)

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* The ''ComicBook/SpiderMan'' one issue story "The Daydreamers" had four members of the main cast daydreaming themselves as Dream Sues. First, Felicia dreamed about being a super-spy as the Black Cat with Spidey (who was Creator/CarryGrant Creator/CaryGrant under his mask). Then J. Jonah Jameson dreams of beating up Spidey and humiliating him in public, the city regarding Jonah a hero. Then Mary Jane dreams of being an A-List supermodel and movie star, her biography being portrayed on Broadway (eventually snapping back to reality when her sister appears in it, asking for help). Spidey himself imagines himself defeating a whole army of super-villains in his heroic identity and developing a miracle cure for every illness in the world as Peter, with both the Avengers and Fantastic Four ''begging'' for him to join him, although the dream turns sour when he's reminded of his past. (The story ends on a somewhat high note when he wakes up and helps a kid who admires him by scaring away some bullies.)
10th Jun '17 5:32:00 PM Robotech_Master
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** Certain things work in the fantasy sequences that wouldn't at all in reality. For example, speeding up a phonograph recording of Alfred's own voice is sufficient to make it sound exactly like that of his wife. Though he was never able to make the machine speed up his voice in real life afterward, he wouldn't have sounded like his wife even if he had; he'd have sounded like one of [[WesternAnimation/AlvinAndTheChipmunks the Chipmunks]].
10th Jun '17 5:19:23 PM Robotech_Master
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* In ''Film/UnfaithfullyYours'', everything goes perfectly for Alfred in his daydreams. [[spoiler:He successfully kills his wife and frames Tony; he martyrs himself in the name of love in the best Humphrey-Bogart-in-''{{Casablanca}}'' fashion; and he manfully dies in a game of Russian Roulette after dramatically confronting the cheaters with their crime.]] However, reality proves…somewhat different.
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.
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