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* OlderThanDirt: In Literature/TheEpicOfGilgamesh, the protagonist Gilgamesh dreams of Enkidu before meeting him.
* In ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' this is inflicted on Jake and much later Rachel by [[spoiler:Crayak]].
* In ''Literature/TheBalancedSword'', the BigBad has a recurring dream that he believes to be a premonition of his final downfall: he's fleeing, with no escape plan (and he's TheChessmaster, he ''always'' has a plan), from an enemy about whom he can never remember anything when he wakes except the gray eyes. When it's pointed out that the trilogy's heroine, Kyri, has gray eyes, he says that he doesn't believe it's her because she has the eyes of someone seeking vengeance for a recent wrong, not the controlled determination of the eyes in the dream. During the climactic battle at the end of the trilogy, he looks into Kyri's eyes as they fight and [[spoiler:her eyes still aren't the eyes from the dream, but they're a lot closer than he was expecting. He escapes with his life, but the implication is that one day they'll meet again.]]
* ''The Black Cauldron'' in Creator/LloydAlexander's ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfPrydain''. After Taran takes Adaon's brooch, he begins having prophetic dreams that help the party in their quest.
* In ChivalricRomance, dreams of dogs attacking a character were often used to foreshadow danger; it appears in such romances as ''Guy of Warwick'' and ''The King of Tars''.
* In Creator/DorothyGilman's ''Literature/TheClairvoyantCountess'', Madame Karitska dreams of a brownstone with a sign in a window: "Madame Karitska, Readings." When she happens on the brownstone with a sign "Apartment for Rent", the landlord is suspicious because he had put up the sign five minutes earlier, but she gets her office.
* Just before entering the Purgatory of ''Literature/TheDivineComedy'', Dante falls asleep and dreams a terrifying eagle grabbed him and flew him into the burning sun. Dante awakens having felt real pain from the sun's fire, now right in front of the gate to Purgatory. It turns out Dante was dreaming of what he was doing while asleep and what he will do in the future: undergoing pain to ascend to [[{{God}} the Eternal Light]].
* [[Literature/DoraWilkSeries Dora Wilk]] has some, especially in ''Gods Must Be Crazy''. Mostly those are ghastly prophecies courtesy of [[JerkassGod Badb]], but one proves helpful beyond belief.



* Owen Meany has these of [[spoiler: his death]] over and over in ''Literature/APrayerForOwenMeany''.
* 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 ''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.
** As well as [[DreamingOfTimesGoneBy his dreams of events in the past that he never saw]], Frodo Baggins has at least one dream of the future while in the house of Tom Bombadil.
* Ida, eponymous ''Literature/ShamanOfTheUndead'' dreams of the people that are going to die soon. Her aunt states that it's a {{Required Secondary Power|s}} so that Ida can be on time to lead the ghost to the Land of the Dead.
* [[Literature/DoraWilkSeries Dora Wilk]] has some, especially in ''Gods Must Be Crazy''. Mostly those are ghastly prophecies courtesy of [[JerkassGod Badb]], but one proves helpful beyond belief.

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* Owen Meany has these of [[spoiler: his death]] over and over in ''Literature/APrayerForOwenMeany''.
* Creator/JRRTolkien's ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'':
** Boromir and Faramir's
In Frank Herbert's ''Literature/{{Dune}}'', Paul Atreides had 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 ''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.
** As well as [[DreamingOfTimesGoneBy his dreams of events in the past that he never saw]], Frodo Baggins has at least one dream of
about the future while in the house of Tom Bombadil.
* Ida, eponymous ''Literature/ShamanOfTheUndead''
(including later events on Arrakis) before gaining his full prescient ability.
** ''Literature/ChildrenOfDune'' has Leto II experiencing
dreams of the people that are going to die soon. Her aunt states that it's a {{Required Secondary Power|s}} so that Ida can be on time to lead the ghost to the Land of the Dead.
* [[Literature/DoraWilkSeries Dora Wilk]]
as well, like his father.
** ''Literature/ChapterhouseDune''
has some, especially in ''Gods Must Be Crazy''. Mostly those are ghastly prophecies courtesy of [[JerkassGod Badb]], Odrade again experiencing prophetic dreams, but one proves helpful beyond belief.hers contain more symbolism than a direct vision.



* ''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 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 Creator/AnneMcCaffrey's ''Literature/ToRidePegasus'', 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.
* Happens quite a lot in ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'', especially to Egwene; it's a rare ability, separate from the FunctionalMagic.
* ''The Black Cauldron'' in Creator/LloydAlexander's ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfPrydain''. After Taran takes Adaon's brooch, he begins having prophetic dreams that help the party in their quest.

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* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' uses In ''Literature/FlightToTheLonesomePlace'', Ronnie has three of these dreams a lot as a foreshadowing tool, usually those are understood to be magical "green dreams" or otherwise sent by about events in his life that happened exactly the gods. Perhaps. The system of magic in ASOIAF is anything way he dreamed, but functional.
** In ''A Clash of Kings,'' Theon Greyjoy
he dreams of always ended before the feast Ned Stark held conclusion.
* In ''Literature/TheGenesisOfJennyEverywhere'' this is justified in terms of one of WebOriginal/JennyEverywhere's characteristic abilities- being able to read the thoughts of her other selves throughout TheMultiverse. This Jenny, unaware of her own powers and unable to control them fully, manifiests this in the form of dreams she uses as a form of escapism from mundane reality--namely the pressures of school and her [[EducationMama overbearing mother who insists on her studying hard and getting there extra early]], not lying in bed dreaming. Also serves as {{Foreshadowing}}
for King Robert's arrival at Winterfell. Gradually, he realizes the life she will one day lead when she discovers how to shift between realities.
* 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 other attendees--Ned Stark, King Robert, Jory Cassel, et. al.--are dead. Near 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]].
* Happens alot in Creator/HarukiMurakami's novels and short stories, although many of the dreams are trippy and/or vague.
* In the ''Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar'' series, dreams are one way that the [[PsychicPowers Heraldic Gift]] of [=ForeSight=] manifests. Herald Vanyel of the ''Literature/LastHeraldMageTrilogy,'' for example, has a recurring dream about his own death. It mostly goes away at
the end of the dream, Robb ''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 direwolf Grey Wind enter, bleeding from "half a hundred savage wounds"]].
LastStand.
* In Creator/AnneMcCaffrey's ''Literature/ToRidePegasus'', many pre-cogs manifest ''Literature/TheJourneyToAtlantis'', Max has several of these. Two of them stand out. Before getting stranded on the island, he (and Stacie) both dream about being on a certain beach. After the ship sinks and they reach the island, they soon discover the exact beach that was in the their powers in their sleep. Unlike most predictions, these can be averted if only you identify the situation. This can be interesting because while dreams. Another time is when he dreams about Luna and Sol, although he doesn't know who they actually are. Despite this, he later sees obelisks on the island that have depictions of them, but still doesn't see the event, that what they see no more than did was {{Divine Intervention}}.
* Prophetic dreams are
a person standing there would; they must work back common trope in all genres of Literature/TheIcelandicSagas.
* ''Literature/LaxdaelaSaga'': The young Gudrun has a series of dreams in which she wears a cap she tears off, a silver bracelet which drops into a fjord, a gold bracelet which breaks, and a helm which drops into a fjord. Asking her relative Gest, a clairvoyant,
to identifying locations, people, times, etc.
* Happens quite a lot in ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'', especially to Egwene; it's a rare ability, separate from
interpret the FunctionalMagic.
dreams, she receives the answer that she will have four husbands of which she will divorce the first, the third will be killed, the second and the fourth will drown. All this comes true.
* ''The Black Cauldron'' Creator/JRRTolkien's ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'':
** Boromir and Faramir's dreams of a riddle which causes Boromir to seek out Rivendell (and arrive just
in Creator/LloydAlexander's ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfPrydain''. After Taran takes Adaon's brooch, he begins having time for Elrond's council), and numerous characters receiving warnings through dreams in ''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.
** As well as [[DreamingOfTimesGoneBy his dreams of events in the past
that help he never saw]], Frodo Baggins has at least one dream of the party future while in their quest.the house of Tom Bombadil.
* In the Literature/LordPeterWimsey story ''Striding Folly'', the protagonist dreams he's being chased through a checkerboarded landscape by moving towers. It turns out to be a premonition of a chess game where he's checkmated with two rooks. [[spoiler:Also of an attempt to frame him for murder.]]
* In ''Literature/TheLostFleet'' prior to the events of the books Desjani had a dream about Geary sleeping and when she yelled at him to wake up a dead sailor from her previous ship appeared and told her that it was not yet time. This dream was largely the reason why when the fleet did discover Geary in suspended animation Desjani supported him completely, and believed that he had been given a sacred mission to save the Alliance.
* Literature/MikeHammer dreams of a killer with no face, apparently a sign that he doesn't know who they are. At the end of the book an accidental discharge blows the killers' face off.
* In Teresa Frohock's ''Literature/MiserereAnAutumnTale'', all dreams are prophetic. Most people don't dream, and if you say that you have dreamed, you get attention.
* ''Literature/MissPeregrinesHomeForPeculiarChildren'': Horace Somnusson--prophetic dreams are his peculiarity. Not '''all''' of his dreams come true though, and he mostly dreams of strangers.
-->'''Emma:''' Horace's ability can be maddeningly useless. He'll reel off lifetimes of predictions for strangers, but with us he's almost totally blocked. It's as if the more he cares about someone, the less he can see. Emotion clouds his vision.



* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' novels:
** In 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]]]].
** In Creator/DanAbnett's ''Literature/{{Ravenor}}'', Zael has dreams in which something, disguised as his dead sister, tries to get him to let it in; he realizes at the end that it's warnings of the trap they are falling into.
** In Creator/DanAbnett's ''Literature/BrothersOfTheSnake'', Petrok has prophetic dreams, and Priad, less explicable ones.
** In Creator/DanAbnett's ''Literature/HorusHeresy'' novel ''Legion'', John Grammaticus dreams of dragons, dismisses as old legends [[spoiler:and meets them]].
** In Creator/DanAbnett's ''Literature/GauntsGhosts'' novels, Gaunt has repeated prophetic dreams.
*** Other characters have them too: Nessa dreams in ''The Guns of Tanith'' that Soric and Corbec came to rescue them, although both men had looked to be dying when they left; Hark dreams of the pipes before danger; and Criid, of the commander who had taken over the First-And-Only in their absence. In ''Only In Death'', it is revealed that [[spoiler: Soric, [[FateWorseThanDeath having been sent to the Black Ships]], was trying to warn them of danger and [[TalkingInYourDreams tell them things]]; since he had just manifested his powers in ''The Guns of Tanith'', this may explain Nessa's dreams, even before the Black Ships]]. This may not account for Gaunt's earlier dreams, though.
** In Creator/DanAbnett's ''Literature/{{Eisenhorn}}'' trilogy, Eisenhorn repeatedly sees [[spoiler: the daemonhost Cherubael]] in his dreams, presaging its crucial role in [[spoiler: Eisenhorn's eventual turn to radicalism]].
** In Creator/GrahamMcNeill's ''False Gods'', Magnus the Red's BackStory includes having had prophetic dreams as long as he could remember, and Horus is shown a vision of the future in his VisionQuest -- by the forces of Chaos.
** In Creator/JamesSwallow's ''The Flight of the Eisenstein'', Garro, at Keller's urging, is willing to consider that his dreams may be prophetic; it helps convince him that his [[OldRetainer housecarl]] Kaleb may have been right, saying that he [[TheChosenOne had purpose]].
** In Lee Lightner's ''Literature/SpaceWolf'' novel ''Wolf's Honour'', when Ragnar is haunted by dreams, he fears [[TalkingInYourDreams that his enemy sent them]]; Gabriella dismisses as BadDreams. In reality, he is DreamingOfThingsToCome [[spoiler:and the wolf-like creatures are not as bad as he feared]].
** In Nick Kyme's TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} novel ''[[Literature/{{Salamanders}} Salamander]]'', Dak'ir is noted for his prophetic dreams even as part of the BackStory -- and suffers them during the novel.
* Fun example in the ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' art and background book ''LiberChaotica'': the [[LiteraryAgentHypothesis author]], who is slowly [[SanitySlippage losing his mind]] while studying Chaos, suffers from prophetic dreams and visions. Nobody in the Empire can make much sense of them, but ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' players may shiver at fevered rants about the [[GeneralFailure Abandoned One]] leading the Legions of Black to assault the Fortress of Cadium. There's also sketches of what are unmistakeably warriors in [[PoweredArmor power armour]].
* Literature/TheBible of course has a lot of them, most famously in the Book of Genesis with Joseph. These were also a SelfFulfillingProphecy: Joseph's recounting of dreams easily interpretable as saying he would one day rule his brothers led them to fake his death and sell him into slavery, starting a chain of events that led to him becoming prime minister of Egypt and their only saviour in a time of famine.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' novels:
**
In Creator/SandyMitchell's ''The Traitor's Hand'', Literature/CiaphasCain's BadDreams about an encounter with a Chaos cult prove ''Literature/NeverDreamOfDying'', Le Gérant claims to be foreshadowings, [[spoiler: [[TalkingInYourDreams sent by the daemon]]]].
** In Creator/DanAbnett's ''Literature/{{Ravenor}}'', Zael has dreams in
a mazzere, a person who can see which something, disguised as his dead sister, tries person is going to get him to let it in; he realizes at the end that it's warnings of the trap they are falling into.
** In Creator/DanAbnett's ''Literature/BrothersOfTheSnake'', Petrok has prophetic dreams, and Priad, less explicable ones.
** In Creator/DanAbnett's ''Literature/HorusHeresy'' novel ''Legion'', John Grammaticus dreams of dragons, dismisses as old legends [[spoiler:and meets them]].
** In Creator/DanAbnett's ''Literature/GauntsGhosts'' novels, Gaunt has repeated prophetic dreams.
*** Other characters have them too: Nessa dreams in ''The Guns of Tanith'' that Soric and Corbec came to rescue them, although both men had looked to be dying when they left; Hark dreams of the pipes before danger; and Criid, of the commander who had taken over the First-And-Only
die next in their absence. In ''Only In Death'', it is revealed that [[spoiler: Soric, [[FateWorseThanDeath dreams. People in these dreams are represented by animals, and he dreams himself as a wolf hunting for them.
* John Milton paints Eve in''Literature/ParadiseLost'' as
having been sent to the Black Ships]], was trying to warn them of danger and [[TalkingInYourDreams tell them things]]; since he had just manifested his powers in ''The Guns of Tanith'', this may explain Nessa's dreams, even before the Black Ships]]. This may not account for Gaunt's earlier dreams, though.
** In Creator/DanAbnett's ''Literature/{{Eisenhorn}}'' trilogy, Eisenhorn repeatedly sees [[spoiler: the daemonhost Cherubael]] in his dreams, presaging its crucial role in [[spoiler: Eisenhorn's eventual turn to radicalism]].
** In Creator/GrahamMcNeill's ''False Gods'', Magnus the Red's BackStory includes having had
prophetic dreams as long as he could remember, of humanity's fall inspired by Satan.
* Owen Meany has these of [[spoiler:his death]] over
and Horus is shown a vision of the future over in his VisionQuest -- by the forces of Chaos.
** In Creator/JamesSwallow's ''The Flight of the Eisenstein'', Garro, at Keller's urging, is willing to consider that his dreams may be prophetic; it helps convince him that his [[OldRetainer housecarl]] Kaleb may have been right, saying that he [[TheChosenOne had purpose]].
** In Lee Lightner's ''Literature/SpaceWolf'' novel ''Wolf's Honour'', when Ragnar is haunted by dreams, he fears [[TalkingInYourDreams that his enemy sent them]]; Gabriella dismisses as BadDreams. In reality, he is DreamingOfThingsToCome [[spoiler:and the wolf-like creatures are not as bad as he feared]].
** In Nick Kyme's TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} novel ''[[Literature/{{Salamanders}} Salamander]]'', Dak'ir is noted for his prophetic dreams even as part of the BackStory -- and suffers them during the novel.
* Fun example in the ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' art and background book ''LiberChaotica'': the [[LiteraryAgentHypothesis author]], who is slowly [[SanitySlippage losing his mind]] while studying Chaos, suffers from prophetic dreams and visions. Nobody in the Empire can make much sense of them, but ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' players may shiver at fevered rants about the [[GeneralFailure Abandoned One]] leading the Legions of Black to assault the Fortress of Cadium. There's also sketches of what are unmistakeably warriors in [[PoweredArmor power armour]].
* Literature/TheBible of course has a lot of them, most famously in the Book of Genesis with Joseph. These were also a SelfFulfillingProphecy: Joseph's recounting of dreams easily interpretable as saying he would one day rule his brothers led them to fake his death and sell him into slavery, starting a chain of events that led to him becoming prime minister of Egypt and their only saviour in a time of famine.
''Literature/APrayerForOwenMeany''.



* The Road of Dreams is a metaphysical place in 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]].

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* The Road of Dreams is a metaphysical place E. F. Benson's ''The Room in Creator/TadWilliams' ''VisualNovel/MemorySorrowAndThorn'' series. Most people only touch on the Dream Road in their sleep, but particularly sensitive individuals may receive portentous dreams, Tower'' is all about this trope, thanks to what appears to be an [[spoiler: odd psychic connection between the protagonist and those familiar with [[FunctionalMagic the Art]] can enter it at a suicide-turned-vampire.]]
** Benson uses this trope again in "The Face," in which a woman dreams all her life of a frightening man who promises he
will or using [[AppliedPhlebotinum magical devices]] called Witnesses. Subverted in that, while one day come for her. At an exhibit of Van Dyck paintings, she finds the Road will reveal true things, the ''interpretation'' of those things is often [[PropheticFallacy cryptic and misleading]], and [[TheChessmaster powerful minds]] can manipulate the man's portrait...
* Septimus from ''Literature/SeptimusHeap''
dreams of others his impending kidnapping in ''Physik''.
* Ida, eponymous ''Literature/ShamanOfTheUndead'' dreams of the people that are going
to further their goals. Further, die soon. Her aunt states that it's possible to lose your way on the Road and/or meet up with things a {{Required Secondary Power|s}} so that Ida can be on time to lead the ghost to the Land of the Dead.
* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' uses dreams a lot as a foreshadowing tool, usually those
are not... wholesome, with effects ranging 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 [[GoMadFromTheRevelation insanity]] to [[YourMindMakesItReal death]]."half a hundred savage wounds"]].
* ''Literature/TheStand'' by Creator/StephenKing is built around this trope, as it is how Mother Abigail and Randall Flagg contact the survivors of the superflu.



* In Frank Herbert's ''Literature/{{Dune}}'', Paul Atreides had dreams about the future (including later events on Arrakis) before gaining his full prescient ability.
** ''Literature/ChildrenOfDune'' has Leto II experiencing dreams as well, like his father.
** ''Literature/ChapterhouseDune'' has Odrade again experiencing prophetic dreams, but hers contain more symbolism than a direct vision.
* In ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' this is inflicted on Jake and much later Rachel by [[spoiler:Crayak]].
* 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]].
* Several of the characters in ''Literature/WatershipDown'' have dreams full of symbolic foreshadowing.
* E. F. Benson's ''The Room in the Tower'' is all about this trope, thanks to what appears to be an [[spoiler: odd psychic connection between the protagonist and a suicide-turned-vampire.]]
** Benson uses this trope again in "The Face," in which a woman dreams all her life of a frightening man who promises he will one day come for her. At an exhibit of Van Dyck paintings, she finds the man's portrait...
* Eve at the end of John Milton's ''Literature/ParadiseLost''.
* Literature/MikeHammer dreams of a killer with no face, apparently a sign that he doesn't know who they are. At the end of the book an accidental discharge blows the killers' face off.
* In the ''Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar'' series, dreams are one way that the [[PsychicPowers Heraldic Gift]] of [=ForeSight=] manifests. Herald Vanyel of the ''Literature/LastHeraldMageTrilogy,'' 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]].]]
* In Creator/EleanorCameron's ''The Court of the Stone Children'', Nina dreams of a time when her home is taken apart and sent to a museum. [[TalkingInYourDreams Her dead father appears to tell her something.]]
* Prophetic dreams are a common trope in all genres of Literature/TheIcelandicSagas.
* In ''Such A Pretty Girl'' Andy has a dream that he's walking up to his girlfriend Meredith (he is paraplegic) who is reading a dictionary when she looks up and says "'Now' I get it!" This scene is forgotten until the end of the book, where these events happen.
* Happens alot in Creator/HarukiMurakami's novels and short stories, although many of the dreams are trippy and/or vague.
* ''Literature/TheStand'' by Creator/StephenKing is built around this trope, as it is how Mother Abigail and Randall Flagg contact the survivors of the superflu.
* ''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'.]]
* [[Literature/SeptimusHeap Septimus]] dreams of his impending kidnapping in ''Physik''.
* In Teresa Frohock's ''Literature/MiserereAnAutumnTale'', all dreams are prophetic. Most people don't dream, and if you say that you have dreamed, you get attention.

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* In Frank Herbert's ''Literature/{{Dune}}'', Paul Atreides had dreams about the future (including later events on Arrakis) before gaining his full prescient ability.
** ''Literature/ChildrenOfDune'' has Leto II experiencing dreams as well, like his father.
** ''Literature/ChapterhouseDune'' has Odrade again experiencing prophetic dreams, but hers contain more symbolism than a direct vision.
* In ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' this is inflicted on Jake and much later Rachel by [[spoiler:Crayak]].
* 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]].
* Several of the characters in ''Literature/WatershipDown'' have dreams full of symbolic foreshadowing.
* E. F. Benson's ''The Room in the Tower'' is all about this trope, thanks to what appears to be an [[spoiler: odd psychic connection between the protagonist and a suicide-turned-vampire.]]
** Benson uses this trope again in "The Face," in which a woman dreams all her life of a frightening man who promises he will one day come for her. At an exhibit of Van Dyck paintings, she finds the man's portrait...
* Eve at the end of John Milton's ''Literature/ParadiseLost''.
* Literature/MikeHammer dreams of a killer with no face, apparently a sign that he doesn't know who they are. At the end of the book an accidental discharge blows the killers' face off.
* In the ''Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar'' series, dreams are one way that the [[PsychicPowers Heraldic Gift]] of [=ForeSight=] manifests. Herald Vanyel of the ''Literature/LastHeraldMageTrilogy,'' 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]].]]
* In Creator/EleanorCameron's ''The Court of the Stone Children'', Nina dreams of a time when her home is taken apart and sent to a museum. [[TalkingInYourDreams Her dead father appears to tell her something.]]
* Prophetic dreams are a common trope in all genres of Literature/TheIcelandicSagas.
* In ''Such A Pretty Girl'' Girl'', Andy has a dream that he's walking up to his girlfriend Meredith (he is paraplegic) who is reading a dictionary when she looks up and says "'Now' I get it!" This scene is forgotten until the end of the book, where these events happen.
* Happens alot in Creator/HarukiMurakami's novels and short stories, although many of the dreams are trippy and/or vague.
* ''Literature/TheStand'' by Creator/StephenKing is built around this trope, as it is how Mother Abigail and Randall Flagg contact the survivors of the superflu.
* ''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'.]]
* [[Literature/SeptimusHeap Septimus]] dreams of his impending kidnapping in ''Physik''.
* In Teresa Frohock's ''Literature/MiserereAnAutumnTale'', all dreams are prophetic. Most people don't dream, and if you say that you have dreamed, you get attention.
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* 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 Jehangir by Bilal's Boulder.]]



* In Creator/AnneMcCaffrey's ''Literature/ToRidePegasus'', 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.
* ''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'.]]
* Fun example in the ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' art and background book ''LiberChaotica'': the [[LiteraryAgentHypothesis author]], who is slowly [[SanitySlippage losing his mind]] while studying Chaos, suffers from prophetic dreams and visions. Nobody in the Empire can make much sense of them, but ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' players may shiver at fevered rants about the [[GeneralFailure Abandoned One]] leading the Legions of Black to assault the Fortress of Cadium. There's also sketches of what are unmistakeably warriors in [[PoweredArmor power armour]].
* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' novels:
** In 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]]]].
** In Creator/DanAbnett's ''Literature/{{Ravenor}}'', Zael has dreams in which something, disguised as his dead sister, tries to get him to let it in; he realizes at the end that it's warnings of the trap they are falling into.
** In Creator/DanAbnett's ''Literature/BrothersOfTheSnake'', Petrok has prophetic dreams, and Priad, less explicable ones.
** In Creator/DanAbnett's ''Literature/HorusHeresy'' novel ''Legion'', John Grammaticus dreams of dragons, dismisses as old legends [[spoiler:and meets them]].
** In Creator/DanAbnett's ''Literature/GauntsGhosts'' novels, Gaunt has repeated prophetic dreams.
*** Other characters have them too: Nessa dreams in ''The Guns of Tanith'' that Soric and Corbec came to rescue them, although both men had looked to be dying when they left; Hark dreams of the pipes before danger; and Criid, of the commander who had taken over the First-And-Only in their absence. In ''Only In Death'', it is revealed that [[spoiler: Soric, [[FateWorseThanDeath having been sent to the Black Ships]], was trying to warn them of danger and [[TalkingInYourDreams tell them things]]; since he had just manifested his powers in ''The Guns of Tanith'', this may explain Nessa's dreams, even before the Black Ships]]. This may not account for Gaunt's earlier dreams, though.
** In Creator/DanAbnett's ''Literature/{{Eisenhorn}}'' trilogy, Eisenhorn repeatedly sees [[spoiler: the daemonhost Cherubael]] in his dreams, presaging its crucial role in [[spoiler: Eisenhorn's eventual turn to radicalism]].
** In Creator/GrahamMcNeill's ''False Gods'', Magnus the Red's BackStory includes having had prophetic dreams as long as he could remember, and Horus is shown a vision of the future in his VisionQuest -- by the forces of Chaos.
** In Creator/JamesSwallow's ''The Flight of the Eisenstein'', Garro, at Keller's urging, is willing to consider that his dreams may be prophetic; it helps convince him that his [[OldRetainer housecarl]] Kaleb may have been right, saying that he [[TheChosenOne had purpose]].
** In Lee Lightner's ''Literature/SpaceWolf'' novel ''Wolf's Honour'', when Ragnar is haunted by dreams, he fears [[TalkingInYourDreams that his enemy sent them]]; Gabriella dismisses as BadDreams. In reality, he is DreamingOfThingsToCome [[spoiler:and the wolf-like creatures are not as bad as he feared]].
** In Nick Kyme's TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} novel ''[[Literature/{{Salamanders}} Salamander]]'', Dak'ir is noted for his prophetic dreams even as part of the BackStory -- and suffers them during the novel.



* In ChivalricRomance, dreams of dogs attacking a character were often used to foreshadow danger; it appears in such romances as ''Guy of Warwick'' and ''The King of Tars''.
* In Creator/DorothyGilman's ''Literature/TheClairvoyantCountess'', Madame Karitska dreams of a brownstone with a sign in a window: "Madame Karitska, Readings." When she happens on the brownstone with a sign "Apartment for Rent", the landlord is suspicious because he had put up the sign five minutes earlier, but she gets her office.
* In ''Literature/TheJourneyToAtlantis'', Max has several of these. Two of them stand out. Before getting stranded on the island, he (and Stacie) both dream about being on a certain beach. After the ship sinks and they reach the island, they soon discover the exact beach that was in the their dreams. Another time is when he dreams about Luna and Sol, although he doesn't know who they are. Despite this, he later sees obelisks on the island that have depictions of them, but still doesn't see that what they did was {{Divine Intervention}}.
* In the Literature/LordPeterWimsey story ''Striding Folly'', the protagonist dreams he's being chased through a checkerboarded landscape by moving towers. It turns out to be a premonition of a chess game where he's checkmated with two rooks. [[spoiler:Also of an attempt to frame him for murder.]]
* In ''Literature/FlightToTheLonesomePlace'', Ronnie has three of these dreams about events in his life that happened exactly the way he dreamed, but he dreams always ended before the conclusion.
* In the OlderThanDirt epic of Gilgamesh the protagonist Gilgamesh dreams of Enkidu before meeting him.
* In ''Literature/NeverDreamOfDying'', Le Gérant claims to be a mazzere, a person who can see which person is going to die next in their dreams. People in these dreams are represented by animals, and he dreams himself as a wolf hunting for them.
* In ''Literature/TheGenesisOfJennyEverywhere'' this is justified in terms of one of WebOriginal/JennyEverywhere's characteristic abilities- being able to read the thoughts of her other selves throughout TheMultiverse. This Jenny, unaware of her own powers and unable to control them fully, manifiests this in the form of dreams she uses as a form of escapism from mundane reality--namely the pressures of school and her [[EducationMama overbearing mother who insists on her studying hard and getting there extra early]], not lying in bed dreaming. Also serves as {{Foreshadowing}} for the life she will one day lead when she discovers how to shift between realities.
* In ''Literature/TheLostFleet'' prior to the events of the books Desjani had a dream about Geary sleeping and when she yelled at him to wake up a dead sailor from her previous ship appeared and told her that it was not yet time. This dream was largely the reason why when the fleet did discover Geary in suspended animation Desjani supported him completely, and believed that he had been given a sacred mission to save the Alliance.
* ''Literature/MissPeregrinesHomeForPeculiarChildren'': Horace Somnusson--prophetic dreams are his peculiarity. Not '''all''' of his dreams come true though, and he mostly dreams of strangers.
-->'''Emma:''' Horace's ability can be maddeningly useless. He'll reel off lifetimes of predictions for strangers, but with us he's almost totally blocked. It's as if the more he cares about someone, the less he can see. Emotion clouds his vision.
* In ''Literature/TheBalancedSword'', the BigBad has a recurring dream that he believes to be a premonition of his final downfall: he's fleeing, with no escape plan (and he's TheChessmaster, he ''always'' has a plan), from an enemy about whom he can never remember anything when he wakes except the gray eyes. When it's pointed out that the trilogy's heroine, Kyri, has gray eyes, he says that he doesn't believe it's her because she has the eyes of someone seeking vengeance for a recent wrong, not the controlled determination of the eyes in the dream. During the climactic battle at the end of the trilogy, he looks into Kyri's eyes as they fight and [[spoiler:her eyes still aren't the eyes from the dream, but they're a lot closer than he was expecting. He escapes with his life, but the implication is that one day they'll meet again.]]
* ''Literature/LaxdaelaSaga'': The young Gudrun has a series of dreams in which she wears a cap she tears off, a silver bracelet which drops into a fjord, a gold bracelet which breaks, and a helm which drops into a fjord. Asking her relative Gest, a clairvoyant, to interpret the dreams, she receives the answer that she will have four husbands of which she will divorce the first, the third will be killed, the second and the fourth will drown. All this comes true.

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* In ChivalricRomance, Several of the characters in ''Literature/WatershipDown'' have dreams full of dogs attacking symbolic foreshadowing.
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a character were often used lot in ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'', especially to foreshadow danger; it appears in such romances as ''Guy of Warwick'' and ''The King of Tars''.
* In Creator/DorothyGilman's ''Literature/TheClairvoyantCountess'', Madame Karitska dreams of a brownstone with a sign in a window: "Madame Karitska, Readings." When she happens on the brownstone with a sign "Apartment for Rent", the landlord is suspicious because he had put up the sign five minutes earlier, but she gets her office.
* In ''Literature/TheJourneyToAtlantis'', Max has several of these. Two of them stand out. Before getting stranded on the island, he (and Stacie) both dream about being on a certain beach. After the ship sinks and they reach the island, they soon discover the exact beach that was in the their dreams. Another time is when he dreams about Luna and Sol, although he doesn't know who they are. Despite this, he later sees obelisks on the island that have depictions of them, but still doesn't see that what they did was {{Divine Intervention}}.
* In the Literature/LordPeterWimsey story ''Striding Folly'', the protagonist dreams he's being chased through a checkerboarded landscape by moving towers. It turns out to be a premonition of a chess game where he's checkmated with two rooks. [[spoiler:Also of an attempt to frame him for murder.]]
* In ''Literature/FlightToTheLonesomePlace'', Ronnie has three of these dreams about events in his life that happened exactly the way he dreamed, but he dreams always ended before the conclusion.
* In the OlderThanDirt epic of Gilgamesh the protagonist Gilgamesh dreams of Enkidu before meeting him.
* In ''Literature/NeverDreamOfDying'', Le Gérant claims to be a mazzere, a person who can see which person is going to die next in their dreams. People in these dreams are represented by animals, and he dreams himself as a wolf hunting for them.
* In ''Literature/TheGenesisOfJennyEverywhere'' this is justified in terms of one of WebOriginal/JennyEverywhere's characteristic abilities- being able to read the thoughts of her other selves throughout TheMultiverse. This Jenny, unaware of her own powers and unable to control them fully, manifiests this in the form of dreams she uses as a form of escapism from mundane reality--namely the pressures of school and her [[EducationMama overbearing mother who insists on her studying hard and getting there extra early]], not lying in bed dreaming. Also serves as {{Foreshadowing}} for the life she will one day lead when she discovers how to shift between realities.
* In ''Literature/TheLostFleet'' prior to the events of the books Desjani had a dream about Geary sleeping and when she yelled at him to wake up a dead sailor from her previous ship appeared and told her that it was not yet time. This dream was largely the reason why when the fleet did discover Geary in suspended animation Desjani supported him completely, and believed that he had been given a sacred mission to save the Alliance.
* ''Literature/MissPeregrinesHomeForPeculiarChildren'': Horace Somnusson--prophetic dreams are his peculiarity. Not '''all''' of his dreams come true though, and he mostly dreams of strangers.
-->'''Emma:''' Horace's ability can be maddeningly useless. He'll reel off lifetimes of predictions for strangers, but with us he's almost totally blocked. It's as if the more he cares about someone, the less he can see. Emotion clouds his vision.
* In ''Literature/TheBalancedSword'', the BigBad has a recurring dream that he believes to be a premonition of his final downfall: he's fleeing, with no escape plan (and he's TheChessmaster, he ''always'' has a plan), from an enemy about whom he can never remember anything when he wakes except the gray eyes. When
Egwene; it's pointed out that the trilogy's heroine, Kyri, has gray eyes, he says that he doesn't believe it's her because she has the eyes of someone seeking vengeance for a recent wrong, not the controlled determination of the eyes in the dream. During the climactic battle at the end of the trilogy, he looks into Kyri's eyes as they fight and [[spoiler:her eyes still aren't the eyes rare ability, separate from the dream, but they're a lot closer than he was expecting. He escapes with his life, but the implication is that one day they'll meet again.]]
* ''Literature/LaxdaelaSaga'': The young Gudrun has a series of dreams in which she wears a cap she tears off, a silver bracelet which drops into a fjord, a gold bracelet which breaks, and a helm which drops into a fjord. Asking her relative Gest, a clairvoyant, to interpret the dreams, she receives the answer that she will have four husbands of which she will divorce the first, the third will be killed, the second and the fourth will drown. All this comes true.
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* The Road of Dreams is a metaphysical place in 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]].
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* The Literature/BookOfGenesis portrays the interpretation of dreams as a sign of wisdom and closeness with {{God}}, which is why the holy Joseph can learn so much from the Pharaoh's dreams. Joseph also dreamed that he would rule his older brothers, which led them sell him into slavery, starting a chain of events that led to him becoming prime minister of Egypt and their only savior in a time of famine.
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* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'' has your character having prophetic dreams about becoming the Nerevarine. In addition, if you get infected with vampirism, you'll be dreaming about becoming one before the three days required to finally turn into a vampire.
** The opening cinematic to ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'' indicates that the Dragonborn occasionally have these, as evidenced by Emperor Uriel having foreseen the Oblivion Crisis, including his own death. Likely this is due to the fact that Dragonborn are mortals with the souls of dragons, [[OurDragonsAreDifferent which exist outside of time]].

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* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'' has your character having ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'':
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prophetic dreams dream [[PlayerCharacter the Nerevarine]] is having during his/her voyage to Vvardenfell, showing some of its landscapes and cities while the [[OurGodsAreDifferent Daedric Prince]] Azura, who prophesied the coming of the Nerevarine, speaks about becoming the Nerevarine. In addition, if what is to come.
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you get infected with vampirism, you'll be dreaming about becoming one before the three days required to finally turn into a vampire.
** The opening cinematic to ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'' indicates that At the Dragonborn occasionally have these, as evidenced by Emperor start of ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'', [[TheEmperor Emperor]] [[TheGoodKing Uriel Septim VII]] mentions having foreseen this. During one, he foresaw his own death and saw the Champion of Cyrodiil, which is why he is so trusting of you right away. These dreams started after he was rescued from Oblivion Crisis, including his own death. Likely this is due to end the fact that Dragonborn are mortals with the souls [[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsArena Imperial Simulacrum]], presumably as an effect of dragons, [[OurDragonsAreDifferent which exist outside being in Oblivion itself for so long, and means [[BlessedWithSuck he had been plagued by terrible nightmares of things to come for some time]].
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* ''VisualNovel/{{Nameless}}'' has Red admit to having a strange dream on his route. He claims that he dreamt that the protagonist was kidnapped by an evil doll and he had to save her. It's originally considered nothing, since he's kind of a CloudCuckoolander. [[spoiler:His dream is basically what the titular Nameless' route is all about.]]
25th Sep '17 5:21:17 AM nighttrainfm
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* In ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', Slayers have prophetic dreams. This occasionally causes Buffy to wonder if a weird dream was an important prophecy or just something odd she happened to dream up.

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Slayers have prophetic dreams. This occasionally causes Buffy to wonder if a weird dream was an important prophecy or just something odd she happened to dream up.



** The dreams all the Scoobies have in "Restless" are pretty prophetic; however it might have just been the influence of the First Slayer.
** Several of Buffy's dreams in Seasons 3 and 4 only makes sense after Season 5. She dreams of Tara who warns her to "Be back before dawn", and Faith who warns her "Little sis coming; so much to do before she gets here", both referring to [[spoiler:her sister Dawn who is retroactively fitted into the story at the start of season 5]]. There is also the more cryptic dream of Faith saying "Little Miss Muffet counting down from seven-three-oh." [[spoiler:Buffy dies]] exactly 730 days after having the dream.

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** The dreams all ''All the Scoobies have cryptically prophetic dreams in "Restless" are pretty prophetic; however it might have just been "Restless", due to the influence of the First Slayer.
** Several of Buffy's dreams in Seasons 3 and 4 only makes make sense after Season 5. She dreams of Tara who warns warning her to "Be back before dawn", and Faith who warns telling her "Little sis coming; so much to do before she gets here", both referring to [[spoiler:her her sister Dawn Dawn, who is [[CosmicRetcon retroactively fitted into the story story]] at the start of season 5]].5. There is also the more cryptic dream of Faith saying "Little Miss Muffet counting down from seven-three-oh." [[spoiler:Buffy dies]] exactly 730 days after having the dream.
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* ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'': In the episode "Jack and the Warrior Woman", Aku reveals that he had a nightmare about Jack finding a time portal to undo the BadFuture before he realized that it was a premonition, so he took precautions to ensure that Jack's mission would fail.
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* [[AgarestSenki Leonhardt]] gets one in the beginning of the game itself. He then wakes up to reality and goes into two battles. In the third battle, he gets to meet the guy who killed him in his dreams, and it finally does him in. This is the event that starts off the plot.

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* [[AgarestSenki [[VideoGame/AgarestSenki Leonhardt]] gets one in the beginning of the game itself. He then wakes up to reality and goes into two battles. In the third battle, he gets to meet the guy who killed him in his dreams, and it finally does him in. This is the event that starts off the plot.
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* Many of the character's in the VideoGame/ChzoMythos tend to have this type of dream to foreshadow the eventual bloodbath.

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* Many of the character's characters in the VideoGame/ChzoMythos tend to have this type of dream to foreshadow the eventual bloodbath.
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* While the [[PsychicPowers Jedi]] are a given, it's revealed in ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' that clones had recurring nightmares of being forced to kill all the Jedi long before Order 66 was given, nightmares that they'd often quickly forget after waking up. It's implied to be a feature of their [[ManchurianAgent mind control biochips]].

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* While the [[PsychicPowers Jedi]] are a given, it's revealed in ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' that clones had recurring nightmares of being forced to kill all the Jedi long before Order 66 was given, nightmares that they'd often quickly forget after waking up. It's implied to be a feature side effect of their [[ManchurianAgent mind control biochips]].
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* While the [[PsychicPowers Jedi]] are a given, it's revealed in ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' that clones had recurring nightmares of being forced to kill all the Jedi long before Order 66 was given, nightmares that they'd often quickly forget after waking up. It's implied to be a feature of their [[ManchurianAgent mind control biochips]].
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