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25th May '16 1:19:04 PM StClair
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* In the book (not the movie) of ''ThePostman'', Gordon is encouraged during his effort to escape (by pulling himself up and over the beam he's tied to) by visions of the dead, including the computer Cyclops, Ben Franklin (and [[ItMakesSenseInContext his stove]]), and the original owner of his postal carrier's uniform.
15th May '16 1:44:41 PM erraticegomania
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* In ''Literature/{{Twig}}'', Sylvester makes use of hallucinatory versions of his friends to help him plan his actions and consider new approaches, with the hallucinations occasionally acting to offer suggestions of conscience and ruthlessness depending on how Sy remembers them. He also uses them to model his friends, for example [[spoiler:his hallucination of Mary helps him shoot her through the knee by warning him she'll try to disarm him.]]
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7th May '16 8:59:19 AM Katsuhagi
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* In ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad'' Max has a recurring hallucination of a young girl, his deceased daughter. At one point she appears in front of him and reaches towards him which causes him to instinctively cover his face, and this winds up saving his life by giving Max an ImpaledPalm instead of an impaled head. She also appears at a critical point in the movie and gives Max the idea to [[spoiler:take the unguarded Citadel]].

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* In ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad'' Max has a recurring hallucination of a young girl, his deceased daughter.girl. At one point she appears in front of him and reaches towards him which causes him to instinctively cover his face, and this winds up saving his life by giving Max an ImpaledPalm instead of an impaled head. She also appears at a critical point in the movie and gives Max the idea to [[spoiler:take the unguarded Citadel]].
6th Apr '16 4:19:20 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Film/{{Gravity}}'' when [[spoiler:Stone has quietly accepted that she is stuck in a shuttle without fuel and is probably going to die, Kowalski, who she believed to be dead, suddenly appears outside the shuttle, lets himself in, and tells her that all hope is not lost, as there is a trick to get the shuttle moving, urging her to not give up. Kowalski then disappears into thin air when Stone looks the other way for a second, revealing him to be a hallucination, but she realizes that his method to get the shuttle moving actually works.]]
* In ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad'' Max has a recurring hallucination of a young girl, his deceased daughter. At one point she appears in front of him and reaches towards him which causes him to instinctively cover his face, and this winds up saving his life by giving Max an ImpaledPalm instead of an impaled head. She also appears at a critical point in the movie and gives Max the idea to [[spoiler:take the unguarded Citadel]].


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* In ''Film/{{Gravity}}'' when [[spoiler:Stone has quietly accepted that she is stuck in a shuttle without fuel and is probably going to die, Kowalski, who she believed to be dead, suddenly appears outside the shuttle, lets himself in, and tells her that all hope is not lost, as there is a trick to get the shuttle moving, urging her to not give up. Kowalski then disappears into thin air when Stone looks the other way for a second, revealing him to be a hallucination, but she realizes that his method to get the shuttle moving actually works.]]
* In ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad'' Max has a recurring hallucination of a young girl, his deceased daughter. At one point she appears in front of him and reaches towards him which causes him to instinctively cover his face, and this winds up saving his life by giving Max an ImpaledPalm instead of an impaled head. She also appears at a critical point in the movie and gives Max the idea to [[spoiler:take the unguarded Citadel]].
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6th Apr '16 4:18:56 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the ''SinCity'' story ''The Big Fat Kill'', while driving Jackie Boy's corpse to the tar pits for disposal, Dwight starts hallucinating that Jackie Boy's talking to him, taunting him about how screwed he is about the whole situation. Dwight answers "Sure, he's an asshole. Sure he's dead. Sure, I'm just imagining that he's talking. That doesn't stop the bastard from being absolutely right."

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* In the ''SinCity'' ''ComicBook/SinCity'' story ''The Big Fat Kill'', while driving Jackie Boy's corpse to the tar pits for disposal, Dwight starts hallucinating that Jackie Boy's talking to him, taunting him about how screwed he is about the whole situation. Dwight answers "Sure, he's an asshole. Sure he's dead. Sure, I'm just imagining that he's talking. That doesn't stop the bastard from being absolutely right."
21st Mar '16 8:40:01 AM Morgenthaler
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* May occur in ''TwinPeaks'', particularly The Giant who appears at critical moments to give Cooper hints on the case. [[MindScrew This being Twin Peaks, however, it's unclear whether it's this trope in action or something else.]]

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* May occur in ''TwinPeaks'', ''Series/TwinPeaks'', particularly The Giant who appears at critical moments to give Cooper hints on the case. [[MindScrew This being Twin Peaks, however, it's unclear whether it's this trope in action or something else.]]



* Lampshaded on ''TheSimpsons'' when Homer tried to access information from his coyote spirit guide while conscious:

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Lampshaded on ''TheSimpsons'' when Homer tried to access information from his coyote spirit guide while conscious:



** The ''TwinPeaks'' example is spoofed on "Who Shot Mr. Burns, Part 2".

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** The ''TwinPeaks'' ''Series/TwinPeaks'' example is spoofed on "Who Shot Mr. Burns, Part 2". Chief Wiggum has trouble making sense of the backwards-talk until Lisa just snaps and tells him straight-up.
23rd Feb '16 7:32:22 PM Katsuhagi
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* In ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad'' Max has a recurring hallucination of a young girl, his deceased daughter. At one point she appears in front of him and he instinctively covers his face, and this winds up saving his life by giving Max an ImpaledPalm instead of an impaled head. She also appears at a critical point in the movie and gives Max the idea to [[spoiler:take the unguarded Citadel]].

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* In ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad'' Max has a recurring hallucination of a young girl, his deceased daughter. At one point she appears in front of him and he reaches towards him which causes him to instinctively covers cover his face, and this winds up saving his life by giving Max an ImpaledPalm instead of an impaled head. She also appears at a critical point in the movie and gives Max the idea to [[spoiler:take the unguarded Citadel]].
14th Dec '15 3:17:51 PM eroock
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22nd Sep '15 3:22:33 PM res20stupid
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* The KidDetective show based on the ''Literature/HalfMoonInvestigations'' used this for a EurekaMoment (less of a form of brain damage or insanity and more of a kid's over imaginative imagination) where Fletcher argues with his own imagined version of the school's AlphaBitch to understand both how and why she didn't commit the crime of [[spoiler: dumping dye chemicals into the school's pool and delaying a swimming competition.]] Naturally, she didn't do it - [[spoiler: it was one of the school's swimming pool team who did.]]
29th Jul '15 11:27:39 AM Korodzik
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* In the Polish writer Anna Chmielewska's whodunit, ''Wszyscy jestesmy podejrzani'', the main character has hallucinations of a snarky, sassy BigRedDevil who gives her hints and nudges towards solving the case.
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