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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]].
8th Jan '17 1:24:16 PM nombretomado
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* ''TheUltimates'': When ComicBook/CaptainAmerica first wakes up in the modern era in issue #3, he thinks this trope has happened to him due to the "colored" general (Nick Fury) standing in the room telling him 60 years have passed (Fury here is black and Cap met the highest-ranking black person of his time, a captain), and immediately starts beating the crap out of everyone in sight. Justified in that he was fighting {{Shapeshifting}} technologically-advanced aliens before he was frozen. (In fact he was fighting them ''when'' he was frozen.)

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* ''TheUltimates'': ''ComicBook/TheUltimates'': When ComicBook/CaptainAmerica first wakes up in the modern era in issue #3, he thinks this trope has happened to him due to the "colored" general (Nick Fury) standing in the room telling him 60 years have passed (Fury here is black and Cap met the highest-ranking black person of his time, a captain), and immediately starts beating the crap out of everyone in sight. Justified in that he was fighting {{Shapeshifting}} technologically-advanced aliens before he was frozen. (In fact he was fighting them ''when'' he was frozen.)
13th Sep '16 3:46:57 AM JackG
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* ''Series/V1983''. In "The Deception", the Visitors make a captured Mike Donovan think he's woken up ten years on when humanity has defeated the alien invaders. Holographic technology is used to make the Visitors appears as his friends, but Mike sees a newspaper with the Star Child who, unknown to the Visitors, has undergone a PlotRelevantAgeUp, meaning she'd be much older than the picture shown.

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* ''Series/V1983''.''Series/{{V 1983}}''. In "The Deception", the Visitors make a captured Mike Donovan think he's woken up ten years on when humanity has defeated the alien invaders. Holographic technology is used to make the Visitors appears as his friends, but Mike sees a newspaper with the Star Child who, unknown to the Visitors, has undergone a PlotRelevantAgeUp, meaning she'd be much older than the picture shown.
13th Sep '16 3:46:13 AM JackG
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* ''Series/V1983''. In "The Deception", the Visitors make a captured Mike Donovan think he's woken up ten years on when humanity has defeated the alien invaders. Holographic technology is used to make the Visitors appears as his friends, but Mike sees a newspaper with the Star Child who, unknown to the Visitors, has undergone a PlotRelevantAgeUp, meaning she'd be much older than the picture shown.
13th Sep '16 3:27:01 AM JackG
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** Inverted in the episode "Stratagem". Captain Archer tries to get information out of an alien by convincing him that they are now friends and that years have gone by. The alien ship they have supposedly stolen is [[FauxtasticVoyage actually set up inside a small shuttle in the ''Enterprise'' landing bay]]. The small touches making the simulation seem real include [[ScannableMan tattooing both their arms with prison barcodes]].

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** Inverted in In the episode "Stratagem". "Stratagem", Captain Archer tries to get information out of an alien by convincing him that they are now friends and that years have gone by. The alien ship they have supposedly stolen is [[FauxtasticVoyage actually set up inside a small shuttle in the ''Enterprise'' landing bay]]. The small touches making the simulation seem real include [[ScannableMan tattooing both their arms with prison barcodes]].
10th Sep '16 8:16:07 PM Gamermaster
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* With the ''massive'' CerebusRetcons ''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'' CerebusRetcons ''Machinima/RedvsBlue'', {{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.
4th Sep '16 11:03:51 PM RAMChYLD
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** And they once convinced a retired [[Creator/WilliamShatner gangster]] that he had dreamed the previous thirty or so years and he was back in the 30s as a young man.

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** And Done in reverse when they once convinced a retired [[Creator/WilliamShatner gangster]] that he had dreamed the previous thirty or so years and he was back in the 30s as a young man.
3rd Jul '16 5:38:51 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'', Sahmad is put into a LotusEaterMachine where people claim he has been asleep for 750 years.

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* In ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'', ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'', Sahmad is put into a LotusEaterMachine where people claim he has been asleep for 750 years.
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