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8th Jan '16 3:06:24 PM Discar
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* The [[OurDragonsAreDifferent Kantri]] of Literature/TalesOfKolmar sometimes enter into [[DeepSleep Weh sleeps]] that can last for years, decades even. They rarely dream during the Weh, but when they do it's seen as significant, a gift from [[OurGodsAreGreater the Winds]], and prophetic to some degree. Akhor had three dreams pertaining to Lanen before ''Song In The Silence''. Rishkan had a dream of her being an instrument of the world's ending. And Shikrar dreamed of [[spoiler: the place where he would die.]]
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* The [[OurDragonsAreDifferent Kantri]] of Literature/TalesOfKolmar sometimes enter into [[DeepSleep Weh sleeps]] that can last for years, decades even. They rarely dream during the Weh, but when they do it's seen as significant, a gift from [[OurGodsAreGreater [[OurGodsAreDifferent the Winds]], and prophetic to some degree. Akhor had three dreams pertaining to Lanen before ''Song In The Silence''. Rishkan had a dream of her being an instrument of the world's ending. And Shikrar dreamed of [[spoiler: the place where he would die.]]
6th Jan '16 6:01:57 AM Hertzyscowicz
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* Chapter 1 of ''VideoGame/TamingDreams'' ends with Mardek dreaming of Rohoph narrating the events in Chapter 2.
3rd Dec '15 2:40:10 PM HeraldAlberich
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* Anakin Skywalker from ''Franchise/StarWars'', on at least two different occasions, had prophetic dreams: first with his mother, then with his wife. Both predicted the woman pictured would die, both of them showed the woman in question calling for him, both of them came true. ** And the latter happened precisely because he [[SelfFulfillingProphecy went out of his way to try and stop it]] after having the dream.
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* Anakin Skywalker from ''Franchise/StarWars'', on at least two different occasions, had has prophetic dreams: first with his mother, then with his wife. Both predicted predict the woman pictured would will die, both of them showed show the woman in question calling for him, both of them came true. ** And the come true--the latter happened precisely because he [[SelfFulfillingProphecy went goes out of his way to try and stop it]] after having the dream.

* Creator/JRRTolkien's ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'': Boromir and Faramir's dreams of a riddle which causes Boromir to seek out Rivendell (and arrive just in time for Elrond's council), and numerous characters receiving warnings through dreams in ''TheSilmarillion''. That book also suggests how prophetic dreams occur; Lórien, the Vala who [[DreamWeaver governs dreams and visions]] is the brother of Mandos, the judge of the Valar who has the best understanding of fate and the future.
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* Creator/JRRTolkien's ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'': ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'': ** Boromir and Faramir's dreams of a riddle which causes Boromir to seek out Rivendell (and arrive just in time for Elrond's council), and numerous characters receiving warnings through dreams in ''TheSilmarillion''.''Literature/TheSilmarillion''. That book also suggests how prophetic dreams occur; Lórien, the Vala who [[DreamWeaver governs dreams and visions]] is the brother of Mandos, the judge of the Valar who has the best understanding of fate and the future.

* ''ASongOfIceAndFire'' uses dreams a lot as a foreshadowing tool, usually those are understood to be magical "green dreams" or otherwise sent by the gods. Perhaps. The system of magic in ASOIAF is anything but functional. ** In ''A Clash of Kings,'' Theon Greyjoy dreams of the feast Ned Stark held for King Robert's arrival at Winterfell. Gradually, he realizes that [[spoiler: the other attendees - Ned Stark, King Robert, Jory Cassel, et. al. - are dead. Near the end of the dream, Robb and his direwolf Grey Wind enter, bleeding from "half a hundred savage wounds"]]. * In AnneMcCaffrey's ''To Ride Pegasus'', many pre-cogs manifest their powers in their sleep. Unlike most predictions, these can be averted if only you identify the situation. This can be interesting because while they actually see the event, they see no more than a person standing there would; they must work back to identifying locations, people, times, etc.
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* ''ASongOfIceAndFire'' ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' uses dreams a lot as a foreshadowing tool, usually those are understood to be magical "green dreams" or otherwise sent by the gods. Perhaps. The system of magic in ASOIAF is anything but functional. ** In ''A Clash of Kings,'' Theon Greyjoy dreams of the feast Ned Stark held for King Robert's arrival at Winterfell. Gradually, he realizes that [[spoiler: the other attendees - Ned attendees--Ned Stark, King Robert, Jory Cassel, et. al. - are --are dead. Near the end of the dream, Robb and his direwolf Grey Wind enter, bleeding from "half a hundred savage wounds"]]. * In AnneMcCaffrey's Creator/AnneMcCaffrey's ''To Ride Pegasus'', many pre-cogs manifest their powers in their sleep. Unlike most predictions, these can be averted if only you identify the situation. This can be interesting because while they actually see the event, they see no more than a person standing there would; they must work back to identifying locations, people, times, etc.

* Wiser characters in ''{{Redwall}}'' tend to get visions of the future or of Martin the Warrior, sometimes in actual dreams, other times in brief trances. Badger Lords are especially prone to visions of their eventual deaths. ** The BigBad Cluny has BadDreams about past atrocities -- mixed with DreamingOfThingsToCome. * The Road of Dreams is a metaphysical place in TadWilliams' ''VisualNovel/MemorySorrowAndThorn'' series. Most people only touch on the Dream Road in their sleep, but particularly sensitive individuals may receive portentous dreams, and those familiar with [[FunctionalMagic the Art]] can enter it at will or using [[AppliedPhlebotinum magical devices]] called Witnesses. Subverted in that, while the Road will reveal true things, the ''interpretation'' of those things is often [[PropheticFallacy cryptic and misleading]], and [[TheChessmaster powerful minds]] can manipulate the dreams of others to further their goals. Further, it's possible to lose your way on the Road and/or meet up with things that are not... wholesome, with effects ranging from [[GoMadFromTheRevelation insanity]] to [[YourMindMakesItReal death]]. * In ''Literature/DeathStar'', a trooper dreams about dying in a brawl against other trooper, with someone fighting and dying at his side, all while desperately [[YouShallNotPass buying some time for someone else]]. Later he dreams about pursuing and being shot by a fleeing Han Solo. Turns out he's [[spoiler: mildly Force-Sensitive]]; the second dream almost comes true, but he knew not to chase as fervently. [[spoiler: The first one came completely true.]] In both cases, the narration was almost identical in the dream as in the event. ** Both ''TheThrawnTrilogy'' and the ''HandOfThrawn'' Duology have Luke, early on, voluntarily entering a trance state to try and receive visions of what's to come. He gets them, but they're fragmented and confusing enough that while they do help, he doesn't do this often.
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* Wiser characters in ''{{Redwall}}'' ''Literature/{{Redwall}}'' tend to get visions of the future or of Martin the Warrior, sometimes in actual dreams, other times in brief trances. Badger Lords are especially prone to visions of their eventual deaths. ** deaths. The BigBad Cluny of the first book, Cluny, has BadDreams about past atrocities -- mixed atrocities--mixed with DreamingOfThingsToCome. Dreaming of Things to Come. * The Road of Dreams is a metaphysical place in TadWilliams' Creator/TadWilliams' ''VisualNovel/MemorySorrowAndThorn'' series. Most people only touch on the Dream Road in their sleep, but particularly sensitive individuals may receive portentous dreams, and those familiar with [[FunctionalMagic the Art]] can enter it at will or using [[AppliedPhlebotinum magical devices]] called Witnesses. Subverted in that, while the Road will reveal true things, the ''interpretation'' of those things is often [[PropheticFallacy cryptic and misleading]], and [[TheChessmaster powerful minds]] can manipulate the dreams of others to further their goals. Further, it's possible to lose your way on the Road and/or meet up with things that are not... wholesome, with effects ranging from [[GoMadFromTheRevelation insanity]] to [[YourMindMakesItReal death]]. * ''Franchise/StarWarsLegends'': ** In ''Literature/DeathStar'', a trooper dreams about dying in a brawl against other trooper, troopers, with someone fighting and dying at his side, all while desperately [[YouShallNotPass buying some time for someone else]]. Later he dreams about pursuing and being shot by a fleeing Han Solo. Turns out he's [[spoiler: mildly Force-Sensitive]]; the second dream almost comes true, but he knew knows not to chase as fervently. [[spoiler: The first one came completely true.comes true completely.]] In both cases, the narration was is almost identical in the dream as in the event. ** Both ''TheThrawnTrilogy'' ''Literature/TheThrawnTrilogy'' and the ''HandOfThrawn'' ''Literature/HandOfThrawn'' Duology have Luke, early on, voluntarily entering a trance state to try and receive visions of what's to come. He gets them, but they're fragmented and confusing enough that while they do help, he doesn't do this often.often. ** This is a special Force talent of Padawan Whie Malreaux, in ''Yoda: Literature/DarkRendezvous''. The dreams are described as terrifying--while he's dreaming, he's stuck in his future-self's head, and says it's like being buried alive in his own body. Sometimes the panic is strong enough to wake him up. While the dreams may be confusing or lacking in detail, they invariably come true sooner or later--including the dream of his own death: killed by a Jedi and feeling surprised. [[spoiler:He's among the Jedi killed by Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader in ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith''.]]

* In ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix'', Harry has a recurring dream of him walking down a mysterious hallway to a mysterious door, which turns out to be the Department of Mysteries. Though they seem to be prophetic dreams, it is later revealed that Harry is [[spoiler: looking into the mind of Voldemort while the latter tries to get into the department, and this connection comes back to bite Harry in the ass at the climax of the book]]
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* In ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix'', Harry has a recurring dream of him walking down a mysterious hallway to a mysterious door, which turns out to be the Department of Mysteries. Though they seem to be prophetic dreams, it is later revealed that Harry is [[spoiler: looking into the mind of Voldemort while the latter tries to get into the department, and this connection comes back to bite Harry in the ass at the climax of the book]]book]].

* In the ''[[Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar Valdemar]]'' series, dreams are one way that the Heraldic Gift of [=ForeSight=] manifests. Herald Vanyel, for example has a recurring dream about his own death. It mostly goes away at the end of ''Magic's Pawn,'' at which point Vanyel is reassured that it was symbolic rather than directly prophetic... but then it recurs again in ''Magic's Price,'' and plays out almost beat-for-beat during his LastStand. * A variation: The night before the climactic concert in Literature/TheTaqwacores, Amazing Ayyub relays a (possible) hadith about how the last widow of the Prophet dreamed of seeing her husband weeping and grief-stricken. She asked why, and his response is is that he had to dig a grave for his grandson and his companions. The next day was the Tragedy of Karbala (of which the Day of Ashura is based), resulting in the massacre of the Prophet's grandson and his companions. The reason this is a variation is that its placement in Literature/TheTaqwacores is intended to foreshadow [[spoiler: the concert devolving into a riot, resulting in the lynching of [[CrazyAwesome Jehangir]] by [[WellIntentionedExtremist Bilal's Boulder]].]]
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* In the ''[[Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar Valdemar]]'' ''Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar'' series, dreams are one way that the [[PsychicPowers Heraldic Gift Gift]] of [=ForeSight=] manifests. Herald Vanyel, Vanyel of the ''Literature/LastHeraldMageTrilogy,'' for example example, has a recurring dream about his own death. It mostly goes away at the end of ''Magic's Pawn,'' at which point Vanyel is reassured that it was symbolic rather than directly prophetic... but then it recurs again in ''Magic's Price,'' and plays out almost beat-for-beat during his LastStand. * A variation: The night before the climactic concert in Literature/TheTaqwacores, ''Literature/TheTaqwacores'', Amazing Ayyub relays a (possible) hadith about how the last widow of the Prophet dreamed of seeing her husband weeping and grief-stricken. She asked why, and his response is is that he had to dig a grave for his grandson and his companions. The next day was the Tragedy of Karbala (of which the Day of Ashura is based), resulting in the massacre of the Prophet's grandson and his companions. The reason this is a variation is that its placement in Literature/TheTaqwacores is intended to foreshadow [[spoiler: the concert devolving into a riot, resulting in the lynching of [[CrazyAwesome Jehangir]] by [[WellIntentionedExtremist Bilal's Boulder]].]]

* "The Stand" by Stephen King is built around this trope, as it is how Mother Abigail and Randall Flagg contact the survivors of the superflu.
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* "The Stand" ''Literature/TheStand'' by Stephen King Creator/StephenKing is built around this trope, as it is how Mother Abigail and Randall Flagg contact the survivors of the superflu.
26th Nov '15 7:38:04 PM nombretomado
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** In SandyMitchell's ''The Traitor's Hand'', Literature/CiaphasCain's BadDreams about an encounter with a Chaos cult prove to be foreshadowings, [[spoiler: [[TalkingInYourDreams sent by the daemon]]]].
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** In SandyMitchell's Creator/SandyMitchell's ''The Traitor's Hand'', Literature/CiaphasCain's BadDreams about an encounter with a Chaos cult prove to be foreshadowings, [[spoiler: [[TalkingInYourDreams sent by the daemon]]]].
24th Nov '15 1:16:17 PM StFan
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* ComicStrip/DeKiekeboes: In "De Getattoeërde Mossel" Kiekeboe realizes an important plot point about someone who has his arm in a cast when he has a nightmare about it.
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* ComicStrip/DeKiekeboes: ComicBook/DeKiekeboes: In "De Getattoeërde Mossel" Kiekeboe realizes an important plot point about someone who has his arm in a cast when he has a nightmare about it.

* In ''{{ComicBook/Violine}}'', Violine has dreams that predict future plot points.
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* In ''{{ComicBook/Violine}}'', ''ComicBook/{{Violine}}'', Violine has dreams that predict future plot points.

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* Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''. Aang and Katara take Sokka seriously when he warns them that he's had a dream that going into the market is a bad idea. Then he reveals that his dream revolved around "Food eats people!" and they dismissed it.
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* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'': ** Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''. when Aang and Katara take Sokka seriously when he warns them that he's had a dream that going into the market is a bad idea. Then he reveals that his dream revolved around "Food eats people!" and they dismissed dismiss it.

** Actually, Iroh had a dream about conquering Ba Sing Se in his youth. At the time, he thought it meant that he would conquer it for the Fire Nation, but he ended up ''un''conquering it ''from'' the Fire Nation. ** Zuko's AngstComa featured a dream where Azula and Iroh (in the form of dragons) each try to persuade him to follow them. The same thing happens in real life two episodes later, but without the dragons. *** He also has a dream where he sees himself as the Avatar. [[spoiler:It's later discovered that he's a descendant of Avatar Roku. And then he joins the Avatar in the middle of Season 3.]]
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** Actually, Iroh had a dream about conquering Ba Sing Se in his youth. At the time, he thought it meant that he would conquer it for the Fire Nation, but he ended up ''un''conquering it ''from'' the Fire Nation. ** Zuko's AngstComa featured features a dream where Azula and Iroh (in the form of dragons) each try to persuade him to follow them. The same thing happens in real life two episodes later, but without the dragons. *** He ** Zuko also has a dream where he sees himself as the Avatar. [[spoiler:It's later discovered that he's a descendant of Avatar Roku. And then he joins the Avatar in the middle of Season 3.]]

** In the sequel series ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' Korra [[spoiler:meets Toph for the first time in that very swamp Aang had the vision of her in, and there she helps Korra overcome her current problem]].
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** * ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'': ** In the sequel series ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' series, Korra [[spoiler:meets Toph for the first time in that very swamp Aang had the vision of her in, and there she helps Korra overcome her current problem]].

* ''AceLightning'': In one episode [[SupportingProtagonist Mark]] dreams, in exacting detail, exactly what is going to happen to him by the end of the episode. It occured only once, but ''boy'' did it get the fangirls talking...
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* ''AceLightning'': ''WesternAnimation/AceLightning'': In one episode [[SupportingProtagonist Mark]] dreams, in exacting detail, exactly what is going to happen to him by the end of the episode. It occured only once, but ''boy'' did it get the fangirls talking...
14th Nov '15 6:51:07 PM nombretomado
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* The manga ''[[RodTheTV Read or Dream]]'' has Anita dreaming about Hisami before meeting her.
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* The manga ''[[RodTheTV ''[[Anime/RodTheTV Read or Dream]]'' has Anita dreaming about Hisami before meeting her.
13th Nov '15 1:40:43 PM catmuto
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* ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' use this liberally with Bella Swan throughout the series, but more to the point of [[PsychicDreamsForEveryone symbolism]], except in ''Breaking Dawn''. Bella dreams of confronting the Volturi in a snowy field and feels an intense desire to protect a little child that looks similar to Edward. [[spoiler: Bella is pregnant and will give birth to this child, albeit a girl, and the Volturi will come to kill the Cullen coven for supposedly creating an 'immortal child'.]]
13th Nov '15 1:35:48 PM catmuto
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* ''VideoGame/DevilSurvivor2'' ''[[UpdatedRerelease Record Breaker]]'' plays with this in the Triangulum Arc. All of the party members, except the Protagonist, begin to get haunted by dreams of fighting Arcturus and [[KillEmAll all dying]] at its hand. They wonder if it's a prophetic dream, except with the strange occurence that Yamato is in their dream, but not the protagonist. [[spoiler: Turns out it's not a prophetic dream, but a memory of what has happened in the ''previous'' world, which reveals that the current world is their world regressed a second time. The first time around, the Triangulum attacked, but the Protagonist [[HeroicSacrifice wasn't around]] and they all died, with Al Saiduq offering Yamato a deal to give the world and themselves another chance to fight Arcturus, this time with the Protagonist back.]]
1st Nov '15 11:20:23 AM Berrenta
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* In ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'', Po's claim that his dream was of noodles is interpreted by his father as DreamingOfThingsToCome: he will take over the restaurant.
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* In ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'', Po's claim that his dream was of noodles is interpreted by his father as DreamingOfThingsToCome: this: he will take over the restaurant.
18th Oct '15 10:56:43 AM nombretomado
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* Franklin Richards of ''Comicbook/FantasticFour'' has "special dreams" which are prophetic. May be symbolic: before a clash among the Fantastic Four, the Comicbook/{{X-Men}} and Doctor Doom, he dreamed of the Fantastic Four and the X-Men dying, and his father turning into Doom, which foretold aspects of the clash. May also be literal: in his first meeting with PowerPack, they deduce why an alien is chasing them -- Katie Power is carrying an alien artifact that could be traced -- he recounts how he had dreamed that the alien chased ''him'', and so they give him the artifact, which leads to their victory.
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* Franklin Richards of ''Comicbook/FantasticFour'' has "special dreams" which are prophetic. May be symbolic: before a clash among the Fantastic Four, the Comicbook/{{X-Men}} Comicbook/XMen and Doctor Doom, he dreamed of the Fantastic Four and the X-Men dying, and his father turning into Doom, which foretold aspects of the clash. May also be literal: in his first meeting with PowerPack, ComicBook/PowerPack, they deduce why an alien is chasing them -- Katie Power is carrying an alien artifact that could be traced -- he recounts how he had dreamed that the alien chased ''him'', and so they give him the artifact, which leads to their victory.
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