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4th Jan '18 6:56:50 AM LondonKdS
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** "Future Imperfect" has Riker wake up to be told that he was recovering from an amnesia-inducing sickness some sixteen years in his own future. The twist here was that the conspiracy was not, as it first seemed, an evil Romulan plot to find strategic information, but rather a lonely alien child who wanted someone to play with.

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** Subverted in "Future Imperfect" has Imperfect", where Riker wake wakes up to be told that he was is recovering from an amnesia-inducing sickness some sixteen years in his own future. The future, where he is now Captain of the ''Enterprise'' and has a wife and son. He realises something weird is going on because his "wife" is a woman who only ever existed as a fictional holodeck creation, and discovers that he is actually being subjected to a VirtualRealityInterrogation by the Romulans. [[spoiler:The twist here was is that this is just a second layer of VR - he is actually in a simulation created by his "son" from the conspiracy was not, as it first seemed, an evil Romulan plot to find strategic information, but rather layer, actually a lonely alien child who wanted someone to play with.with - the apparent Virtual Reality Interrogation plot was the simulation trying to adjust to his suspicions of what was really happening]].
28th Sep '17 6:32:31 AM Julia1984
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* ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales1987'': In the episode "Allowance Day", Huey, Dewey, and Louie try this on the small-scale, convincing their Uncle Scrooge that he's slept through Friday in order to get their allowances before the end of a big sale. Unfortunately, when Scrooge [=McDuck=] thinks it's Saturday, the whole world must follow suit.
* This was used as a RecycledScript in another DisneyAfternoon show, ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin''. In "The Time Bandit", Baloo bumps Becky's calendar ahead a day so she'll think it's Saturday and he won't have to work. (He also gets a radio show host to play along with the deception, running the Saturday show on Friday morning.) Thanks to FinaglesLaw, the consequences of the prank spin out of control quickly with the end result that Becky almost ends up shot by a Thembrian firing squad made up of {{t|hereIsNoKillLikeOverkill}}anks.
17th Jul '17 10:17:26 AM nmn3r3
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* With the ''massive'' {{Cerebus Retcon}s ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'', it's heavily implied that the whole "A nuke sent tore a hole in space-time and sent us 200 years into the future" plot was really just [[spoiler: Vic and Gary screwing with the Blood Gulch Crew]]. Either way, this trope was in effect to some extent, as it would SERIOUSLY muck up continuity if it had been a true RipVanWinkle.

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* With the ''massive'' {{Cerebus Retcon}s Retcon}}s ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'', it's heavily implied that the whole "A nuke sent tore a hole in space-time and sent us 200 years into the future" plot was really just [[spoiler: Vic and Gary screwing with the Blood Gulch Crew]]. Either way, this trope was in effect to some extent, as it would SERIOUSLY muck up continuity if it had been a true RipVanWinkle.
14th Jul '17 9:52:31 PM HeroGal2347
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* ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'': In the episode "Allowance Day", Huey, Dewey, and Louie try this on the small-scale, convincing their Uncle Scrooge that he's slept through Friday in order to get their allowances before the end of a big sale. Unfortunately, when Scrooge [=McDuck=] thinks it's Saturday, the whole world must follow suit.

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* ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'': ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales1987'': In the episode "Allowance Day", Huey, Dewey, and Louie try this on the small-scale, convincing their Uncle Scrooge that he's slept through Friday in order to get their allowances before the end of a big sale. Unfortunately, when Scrooge [=McDuck=] thinks it's Saturday, the whole world must follow suit.
18th Jun '17 7:18:26 AM CaptainTedium
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* An episode of ''Franchise/GIJoe'', "There's No Place Like Springfield," thrust Shipwreck into the future where he was happily living a life of civilian retirement with Cobra long defeated. He can't remember any of the apparent past six years and seeks out medical help. Turns out, he's not in the future, it's all an elaborate setup by Cobra, and the "treatment" he's receiving for his amnesia is actually an attempt by Cobra to get him to reveal the plans for a chemical-based superweapon.

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* An The ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeARealAmericanHero'' episode of ''Franchise/GIJoe'', "There's No Place Like Springfield," Springfield" thrust Shipwreck into the future where he was happily living a life of civilian retirement with Cobra long defeated. He can't remember any of the apparent past six years and seeks out medical help. Turns out, he's not in the future, it's all an elaborate setup by Cobra, and the "treatment" he's receiving for his amnesia is actually an attempt by Cobra to get him to reveal the plans for a chemical-based superweapon.
18th Jun '17 7:17:22 AM CaptainTedium
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* Happens in the animated series ''WesternAnimation/BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand'' when Buzz is captured by Zurg and made to think he's in a museum hundreds of years later. Zerg plays him by having the "museum" [[FutureImperfect get all manner of details hideously wrong]], including his [[MangledCatchPhrase catch phrase]] (properly "To infinity and beyond!"), so of course he starts fixing details and soon is telling little kids stories about how he defeated Zurg on this or that occasion and how Star Command's weapons and security work. He only realizes the truth when he finds out that the museum's "copy" of his laser-equipped suit is the real thing (the laser destroys part of the set).

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* Happens in the animated series ''WesternAnimation/BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand'' when had this happen in "Lost in Time", where Buzz is captured by Zurg and made to think he's in a museum hundreds of years later. Zerg Zurg plays him by having the "museum" [[FutureImperfect get all manner of details hideously wrong]], including his [[MangledCatchPhrase catch phrase]] (properly "To infinity and beyond!"), so of course he starts fixing details and soon is telling little kids stories about how he defeated Zurg on this or that occasion and how Star Command's weapons and security work. He only realizes the truth when he finds out that the museum's "copy" of his laser-equipped suit is the real thing (the laser destroys part of the set).
28th Apr '17 10:25:39 AM NVPOWER
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* ''ComicBook/TheSmurfs'' story "The Strange Awakening of Lazy Smurf", which is actually an adaptation of the cartoon show episode "Smurf Van Winkle", where Lazy is led to believe he has been asleep for a few hundred years and his fellow Smurfs have aged while Lazy somehow stays the same physical age. It's basically done to teach him a lesson about not being lazy all the time. In both versions Lazy figures out that he's been duped, but in the cartoon show he finds that out after he's used a potion to de-age them and they all become Smurflings, while in the comic books Lazy uses his knowledge to trick the other Smurfs into thinking he has given them a de-aging potion, which then leads them to Gargamel's lair in order to find the antidote.

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* ''ComicBook/TheSmurfs'' story "The Strange Awakening of Lazy Smurf", which is actually an adaptation of the cartoon show episode "Smurf Van Winkle", where Lazy is led to believe he has been asleep for a few hundred years and his fellow Smurfs have aged while Lazy somehow stays the same physical age. It's basically done to teach him a lesson about not being lazy all the time. In both versions Lazy figures out that he's been duped, but in the cartoon show he finds that out after he's [[GoneHorriblyRight used a potion to de-age them and they all become Smurflings, while in the comic books Lazy uses his knowledge to trick the other Smurfs into thinking he has given them a de-aging potion, which then leads them to Gargamel's lair in order to find the antidote.]]
13th Mar '17 11:07:51 PM TitoMosquito
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated'' episode "The Man In The Mirror", Fred wakes up in a post-apocalyptic town with [[DemBones animated skeletons]] and an elderly Daphne. The whole thing was a plot to try to trick Fred into revealing where he hid the [[MacGuffin Planispheric Disc]]. [[spoiler: Fred reveals he saw through the ruse immediately, and led the fake Daphne on a wild-goose chase while finding a way to warn his friends.]]

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated'' episode "The Man In The Mirror", Fred wakes up in a post-apocalyptic town with [[DemBones animated skeletons]] and an elderly Daphne. The whole thing was a plot to try to trick Fred into revealing where he hid the [[MacGuffin Planispheric Disc]]. [[spoiler: Fred reveals he saw through the ruse immediately, and led the fake Daphne (actually his mother) on a wild-goose chase while finding a way to warn his friends.]]
3rd Mar '17 7:36:02 AM SteveMB
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* Likewise, in ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'', Cap suspects an inversion is happening when he comes to in a hospital room with a baseball game "broadcast live" on the radio -- one he attended in person.

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* Likewise, in ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'', Cap suspects an inversion is happening when he comes to in a hospital room with a baseball game "broadcast live" on the radio -- one he attended in person. (It turns out that an inversion ''is'' happening with the intent of [[BreakingBadNewsGently giving him more time to recover]] before he has to face the fact that he's been frozen for seventy years.)
3rd Mar '17 7:29:37 AM SteveMB
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* ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'' uses this for comic relief. Torg is nearly killed when the demon K'Z'K shows up unexpectedly, and he is unconscious for the entirety of a long fight. His friends decide that in addition to filling him in on the details of the battle once he wakes up, it'd be nice to break the tension by convincing Torg he had been in a coma for [[http://sluggy.com/daily.php?date=010319 five]] [[http://sluggy.com/daily.php?date=010320 years]].

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* ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'' uses this for comic relief. Torg is nearly killed when the demon K'Z'K shows up unexpectedly, and he is unconscious for the entirety of a long fight. His friends decide that in addition to filling him in on the details of the battle once he wakes up, it'd be nice to break the tension by convincing Torg he had been in a coma for [[http://sluggy.com/daily.php?date=010319 five]] [[http://sluggy.com/daily.php?date=010320 com/comics/archives/daily/010320 years]].
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