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28th Jul '16 6:22:34 PM MrNickelodeon
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* In ''Theatre/TheEighthVoyageOfSindbad'' show at [[Ride/UniversalStudios Universal's Islands of Adventure]], Kabob and one of the evil minions are the only two characters that are aware of the audience watching them. They're able to fully interact with the audience as well.
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18th Jul '16 6:54:03 AM Morgenthaler
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As you can probably guess, this trope is about that one guy in the group who knows [[MediumAwareness his life takes place behind a TV screen]], [[RageAgainstTheAuthor knows that he's being written by someone]], or can see the little effects that happen all around him. Usually, his friends dismiss him [[TheDitz as being completely]] [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} off his rocker]], though to be fair [[PowerBornOfMadness he probably is]]. If it's a villain, expect him to be DangerouslyGenreSavvy.

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As you can probably guess, this trope is about that one guy in the group who knows [[MediumAwareness his life takes place behind a TV screen]], [[RageAgainstTheAuthor knows that he's being written by someone]], or can see the little effects that happen all around him. Usually, his friends dismiss him [[TheDitz as being completely]] [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} off his rocker]], though to be fair [[PowerBornOfMadness he probably is]]. If it's a villain, expect him to be DangerouslyGenreSavvy.
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** And of the DangerouslyGenreSavvy villain category, there is the Purple Man (at least in his Alias appearences).

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** And of the DangerouslyGenreSavvy villain category, there is the Purple Man (at least in his Alias appearences).
16th Jul '16 12:50:18 PM rjd1922
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* Ferris Bueller from ''FerrisBuellersDayOff'' regularly comments directly to the audience about the film's plot, about the other characters, about being in High School, and so on. At the end of the film, after the credits, he even says to the audience, "You're still here? It's over! Go home! Go."

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* Ferris Bueller from ''FerrisBuellersDayOff'' ''Film/FerrisBuellersDayOff'' regularly comments directly to the audience about the film's plot, about the other characters, about being in High School, and so on. At the end of the film, after the credits, he even says to the audience, [[ThatsAllFolks "You're still here? It's over! Go home! Go.""]]
8th Jul '16 2:03:06 PM Killerikala
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* The Plumber from the VideoGame/RatchetAndClank series. Also has MediumAwareness.
--> ''Almost didn't recognize you in high-def!''
--> ''See you in the next reboot!''
28th Jun '16 8:50:38 PM LinTaylor
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* Ajimu of ''Manga/MedakaBox'' is fully aware she's in a manga and even tries to end it before the beginning of the anime adaptation by defeating the main character with another supporting character. Everyone just thinks she's crazy. Kumagawa seems like this, but he has simply read a ton of manga himself.

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* Ajimu of ''Manga/MedakaBox'' is fully aware she's in a manga and even tries to end it before the beginning of the anime adaptation by defeating manga, saying that fighting Medaka head-on would be pointless since she's the main character with another supporting character. Everyone just thinks and thus will always win in the end. Her ultimate goal seems to be ending the manga before the AnimatedAdaptation airs, and her plan for doing so involves dethroning Medaka and instating a new protagonist. [[spoiler:It's ultimately subverted: she isn't ''truly'' aware that she's crazy. a character in a manga, she just very strongly believes it because reality seems to follow the same kind of "narrative" as a ''Magazine/ShonenJump'' manga. She wants to defeat Medaka so she can accomplish something that breaks the narrative, allowing her to commit a SeenItAllSuicide. Medaka does lose her main character status, but [[InterruptedSuicide prevents the suicide]] and challenges Ajimu to really do the impossible by defying her "role" and finding her own path in life.]] Additionally, she [[TheCameo cameos]] in the last episode of the anime and speaks directly to the audience, explaining that the episode will be covering sidestory material since the story left off in a place that couldn't be turned into a satisfying ending.
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Kumagawa seems like this, but he has simply in reality he's just read a ton lot of ''Shonen Jump'' manga himself.and sees reality in terms of tropes and clichés.
15th Jun '16 7:16:44 AM Morgenthaler
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** A similar thing happens with Bromosel in ''BoredOfTheRings'', after it has been foretold that he'll die sometime "around page eighty-eight." None of the others seem to understand this, but whenever they get into dangerous situations, Bromosel is mentioned as taking a quick glance at the page number.

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** A similar thing happens with Bromosel in ''BoredOfTheRings'', ''Literature/BoredOfTheRings'', after it has been foretold that he'll die sometime "around page eighty-eight." None of the others seem to understand this, but whenever they get into dangerous situations, Bromosel is mentioned as taking a quick glance at the page number.
28th May '16 11:46:12 PM Gamermaster
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* While everyone in ''Webcomic/LsEmpire'' has MediumAwareness to a certain degree, gods and demigods have what's known as "Viewers Recognition", a type of omniscience that lets them see everything that the audience sees.
9th May '16 5:50:03 PM Gingerkitteh
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* In ''VideoGame/MaxPayne'', a mysterious voice turns Max into a FourthWallObserver. During one of Max's hallucinations on the drug V, he is told by a letter (heavily implied to be from his dead wife, Michelle) that he is in a graphic novel (what the cutscenes are presented as). He instantly relizes that his life is all fragmented still shots and the fact that he can see his thoughts and words hanging in thought/speech bubbles in the air. Another letter then tells him that he's in a computer game. Once again, he instantly sees "weapon statistics hanging in the air, endless repetition of the act of shooting, time slowing down to show off my moves. The paranoid feeling of someone controlling my every step."

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* In ''VideoGame/MaxPayne'', a mysterious voice turns Max into a FourthWallObserver. During one of Max's hallucinations on the drug V, he is told by a letter (heavily implied to be from his dead wife, Michelle) that he is in a graphic novel (what the cutscenes are presented as). He instantly relizes realizes that his life is all fragmented still shots and the fact that he can see his thoughts and words hanging in thought/speech bubbles in the air. Another letter then tells him that he's in a computer game. Once again, he instantly sees "weapon statistics hanging in the air, endless repetition of the act of shooting, time slowing down to show off my moves. The paranoid feeling of someone controlling my every step."
2nd May '16 5:39:46 PM FlakyPorcupine
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* The Terror Mask in the ''VideoGame/{{Splatterhouse}}'' remake is quite aware that it is in a video game, noting some of the things that Rick does is why the game has an M-rating, that he was originally going to be a VillainProtagonist, and occasionally telling the player to hurry up and click continue on the game over screen. Even when it delivers the TitleDrop, it's done in a blatantly BreakingTheFourthWall way:
--> ''Show him why we call it... 'SPLATTERHOUSE'.''
10th Apr '16 10:41:18 AM GlassRain
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* Tiernan in ''Webcomic/LeifAndThorn'' sometimes [[http://leifandthorn.com/comic/family-dinner-614/ thinks about reader reactions]]. She doesn't tell the other characters, since she's a cat and can't talk.
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