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28th Jun '16 12:12:40 AM PaulA
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* ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Black_Cauldron_(novel) The Black Cauldron]]'' in LloydAlexander's ''PrydainChronicles''. After Taran takes Adaon's brooch, he begins having prophetic dreams that help the party in their quest.

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* ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Black_Cauldron_(novel) The Black Cauldron]]'' in LloydAlexander's ''PrydainChronicles''.Creator/LloydAlexander's ''Literature/ChroniclesOfPrydain''. After Taran takes Adaon's brooch, he begins having prophetic dreams that help the party in their quest.
26th Jun '16 7:49:48 PM HeraldAlberich
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* In ''Literature/StarWarsKenobi'', Ben has a recurring dream in which, as someone else, he sees the world through what seems like a Tusken mask, and hears a scream. He thinks it's a metaphor for his exile, staying away from the Empire's subjugation of the galaxy. Later, though, it seems clear that Ben is seeing [[spoiler:Orrin Gault's FateWorseThanDeath, being press-ganged into the Tusken tribe]], and so he's comfortable not intervening when [[spoiler:Orrin discovers his secret, since he won't be able to tell anyone]].

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* ** In ''Literature/StarWarsKenobi'', Ben has a recurring dream in which, as someone else, he sees the world through what seems like a Tusken mask, and hears a scream. He thinks it's a metaphor for his exile, staying away from the Empire's subjugation of the galaxy. Later, though, it seems clear that Ben is seeing [[spoiler:Orrin Gault's FateWorseThanDeath, being press-ganged into the Tusken tribe]], and so he's comfortable not intervening when [[spoiler:Orrin discovers his secret, since he won't be able to tell anyone]].
26th Jun '16 7:49:35 PM HeraldAlberich
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* In ''Literature/StarWarsKenobi'', Ben has a recurring dream in which, as someone else, he sees the world through what seems like a Tusken mask, and hears a scream. He thinks it's a metaphor for his exile, staying away from the Empire's subjugation of the galaxy. Later, though, it seems clear that Ben is seeing [[spoiler:Orrin Gault's FateWorseThanDeath, being press-ganged into the Tusken tribe]], and so he's comfortable not intervening when [[spoiler:Orrin discovers his secret, since he won't be able to tell anyone]].
27th May '16 10:48:27 PM CommanderVisor
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* Friedrich August Kekulé discovered the seemingly impossible chemical structure of benzene when he had a dream of a group of snakes swallowing their tail.

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* Friedrich August Kekulé discovered the seemingly impossible chemical structure of benzene when he had a dream of a group of [[{{Ouroboros}} snakes swallowing their tail.]]
5th May '16 10:45:18 PM PaulA
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* In 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.

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* In Creator/AnneMcCaffrey's ''To Ride Pegasus'', ''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.
24th Apr '16 1:13:02 PM LordGro
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* ''[[Literature/TheIcelandicSagas Laxdæla saga]]'': 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.
17th Apr '16 5:46:56 AM PaulA
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* In ''Literture/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.

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* In ''Literture/TheLostFleet'' ''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.


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* 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.]]
13th Apr '16 11:54:15 PM FordPrefect
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* A few nights before he was assassinated UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln claimed to have dreamed that people gathered around his coffin because he had been shot.

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* A few nights before he was assassinated assassinated, UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln claimed to have dreamed that people gathered around his coffin because he had been shot.



* Elias Howe once dreamed that cannibals were preparing to cook him. When he watched their spears he noticed that each head had a small hole through the shaft. This inspired him to the technique he eventually would use to invent the sewing machine.

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* Elias Howe once dreamed that cannibals were preparing to cook him. When he watched their spears spears, he noticed that each head had a small hole through the shaft. This inspired him to the technique he would eventually would use to invent the sewing machine.



* Creator/StephenieMeyer, author of "''Literature/{{Twilight}}''" was inspired to write her successful book series when she dreamt of a vampire and a young girl discussing their mutual attraction.
* Music/PaulMcCartney dreamt the melody of "Yesterday" from ''Music/{{Help}}'' one night and for a long while he thought it was just a vague memory of some song he heard when he was younger. But it turned out he completely thought it up himself. Since then the song has become one of the most regularly covered hit singles of all time!

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* Creator/StephenieMeyer, author of "''Literature/{{Twilight}}''" "''Literature/{{Twilight}}''", was inspired to write her successful book series when she dreamt of a vampire and a young girl discussing their mutual attraction.
* Music/PaulMcCartney dreamt the melody of "Yesterday" from ''Music/{{Help}}'' one night night, and for a long while he thought it was just a vague memory of some song he heard when he was younger. But it turned out he completely thought it up himself. Since then then, the song has become one of the most regularly covered hit singles of all time!
10th Apr '16 11:22:40 AM Derkhan
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* In ''Manga/{{Aruosumente}}'', the entire point of having an Oracle around is that they are capable of having prophetic dreams. The plot is kicked off by Oracle Legna dreaming of someone shouting "Die!" but being unable to determine the killing intent's source.
30th Mar '16 6:04:27 AM Eievie
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Dreaming of Things to Come can be ''sent'' -- [[DreamWeaver by a god, by an oracle, by someone with magical or psychic ability other than the dreamer]]. This may shade into TalkingInYourDreams.

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Dreaming of Things to Come can be ''sent'' -- [[DreamWeaver ''sent''--[[DreamWeaver by a god, by an oracle, by someone with magical or psychic ability other than the dreamer]]. This may shade into TalkingInYourDreams.



* Sasami of the ''Anime/TenchiMuyo'' {{OVA}}s suffers from these. Her first dream prophesies Kagato's arrival and the second tells of Tokimi's involvement with Tenchi. However, Sasami can never remember the dreams fully - even though she called out Tokimi's name in the dream, she tells Tenchi that a woman was taking her away and that she never seen her before. As well, they also tend to be very disturbing.

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* Sasami of the ''Anime/TenchiMuyo'' {{OVA}}s suffers from these. Her first dream prophesies Kagato's arrival and the second tells of Tokimi's involvement with Tenchi. However, Sasami can never remember the dreams fully - even fully--even though she called out Tokimi's name in the dream, she tells Tenchi that a woman was taking her away and that she never seen her before. As well, they also tend to be very disturbing.



* Luke had something like one of these after ROTJ, in the ComicBook/MarvelStarWars comic "The Dream". He had RecurringDreams where he saw Vader, was terrified, saw Vader starting to take his helmet off, and desperately pleaded with him to stop. He always felt guilty, then, and like there was some great wrong he had to set right. At last he spoke to the spirits of his teachers and his father and confronted this apparition again - it was a new Sith Lord he'd never seen before, and he did indeed have to set things right when he faced him.

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* Luke had something like one of these after ROTJ, in the ComicBook/MarvelStarWars comic "The Dream". He had RecurringDreams where he saw Vader, was terrified, saw Vader starting to take his helmet off, and desperately pleaded with him to stop. He always felt guilty, then, and like there was some great wrong he had to set right. At last he spoke to the spirits of his teachers and his father and confronted this apparition again - it again--it was a new Sith Lord he'd never seen before, and he did indeed have to set things right when he faced him.



* PlayedForLaughs in ''Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesTheSeries'' - Hobbes dreams about tornadoes, and while there's several bits of evidence that one is coming, Calvin ''still'' claims otherwise.

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* PlayedForLaughs in ''Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesTheSeries'' - Hobbes ''Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesTheSeries''--Hobbes dreams about tornadoes, and while there's several bits of evidence that one is coming, Calvin ''still'' claims otherwise.



* Pontius Pilate in ''Music/JesusChristSuperstar'' dreams of millions of people in the future "mentioning [his] name...and leaving [him] the blame" for the death of Christ, a probable reference to the Apostles' Creed ("He suffered under Pontius Pilate...").

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* Pontius Pilate in ''Music/JesusChristSuperstar'' dreams of millions of people in the future "mentioning [his] name... and leaving [him] the blame" for the death of Christ, a probable reference to the Apostles' Creed ("He suffered under Pontius Pilate...").



-->'''Connie:''' It was nighttime and I was in the middle of the ocean. I was trying to swim, but I was too cold. I kept lookingó I kept looking for something to hang on to. And there were presents floating all around me. They were wrapped up. They were tied with bows. I tried to grab on to them, but they kept popping away. And then I started to sink like a stone. There was nothing I could do. I was falling. But it felt good. I was letting go. I was letting myself go... and all I could see was black and all I could feel was the darkness above me and the lights coming from below. I knew I was dying. And then I heard this voice, like somebody whispering in my ear. "Wake up, number 37." And then I woke up.

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-->'''Connie:''' It was nighttime and I was in the middle of the ocean. I was trying to swim, but I was too cold. I kept lookingó I looking--I kept looking for something to hang on to. And there were presents floating all around me. They were wrapped up. They were tied with bows. I tried to grab on to them, but they kept popping away. And then I started to sink like a stone. There was nothing I could do. I was falling. But it felt good. I was letting go. I was letting myself go... and all I could see was black and all I could feel was the darkness above me and the lights coming from below. I knew I was dying. And then I heard this voice, like somebody whispering in my ear. "Wake up, number 37." And then I woke up.



* In ''The Last Wave'' lawyer Richard Chamberlain dreams of an young Aborigine standing in his home offering him a sacred stone - the day before meeting the young man who is accused of murder.

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* In ''The Last Wave'' lawyer Richard Chamberlain dreams of an young Aborigine standing in his home offering him a sacred stone - the stone--the day before meeting the young man who is accused of murder.



* 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.

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* 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 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.


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* ''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.
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