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23rd Nov '15 3:29:05 PM margdean56
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This ends when he actually SEES the monster -- and finds that it is just as advertized, and worse. He sees the eerie, glowing intelligence in its eyes, smells the rotten meat on its breath, gets smacked around a bit, but survives, running back to safety to hide under the bed and refusing to come out because it's real ''it's real'' OH MY GOD ''IT'S REAL''... even though that's what everyone's been telling him up till now.
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This ends when he actually SEES the monster -- and finds that it is just as advertized, advertised, and worse. He sees the eerie, glowing intelligence in its eyes, smells the rotten meat on its breath, gets smacked around a bit, but survives, running back to safety to hide under the bed and refusing to come out because it's real ''it's real'' OH MY GOD ''IT'S REAL''... even though that's what everyone's been telling him up till now.
2nd Sep '15 8:56:05 AM DaibhidC
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* Interestingly played with in ''Discworld/Pyramids''; the people of Djellibeybi believe deeply that the sun is pushed by a scarab beetle, the stars are painted on the body of the Goddess of the Night and so on. But you're not supposed to be able to actually ''see'' them, and when they do, the idea that all the things they've sincerely believed are actually ''true'' freaks them out.
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* Interestingly played with in ''Discworld/Pyramids''; ''Discworld/{{Pyramids}}''; the people of Djellibeybi believe deeply that the sun is pushed by a scarab beetle, the stars are painted on the body of the Goddess of the Night and so on. But you're not supposed to be able to actually ''see'' them, and when they do, the idea that all the things they've sincerely believed are actually ''true'' freaks them out.
2nd Sep '15 8:55:17 AM DaibhidC
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* Interestingly played with in ''Discworld/Pyramids''; the people of Djellibeybi believe deeply that the sun is pushed by a scarab beetle, the stars are painted on the body of the Goddess of the Night and so on. But you're not supposed to be able to actually ''see'' them, and when they do, the idea that all the things they've sincerely believed are actually ''true'' freaks them out. -->Seeing, contrary to popular wisdom, isn't believing. It's where belief stops, because it isn't needed any more.
31st May '15 12:27:31 PM henry42
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* ''Film/SleepyHollow'', natch. Not so much in the original legend, since in that version a) Ichabod believes the story, and b) it was a hoax.
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* ''Film/SleepyHollow'', natch. Not so much in the original legend, since in that version a) 1. Ichabod believes the story, and b) 2. it was (probably) a hoax.
22nd Apr '15 11:55:54 PM erforce
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* ''ScoobyDoo'' has seesawed on this point in more recent adaptations, showing Freddy pulling on a mask to no effect, and everyone then running away in fear. ** Also, see [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCGGlQ_vKms the Scooby-Doo Project]], which is a parody of ''TheBlairWitchProject''
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* ''ScoobyDoo'' ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'' has seesawed on this point in more recent adaptations, showing Freddy pulling on a mask to no effect, and everyone then running away in fear. ** Also, see [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCGGlQ_vKms the Scooby-Doo Project]], which is a parody of ''TheBlairWitchProject'' ''Film/TheBlairWitchProject''
24th Jul '14 6:06:46 AM Az_Tech341
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trope added
->''"On mounting a rising ground, which brought the figure of his fellow-traveller in relief against the sky, gigantic in height, and muffled in a cloak, Ichabod was horror-struck on perceiving that he was headless!..."''
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->''"On mounting a rising ground, which brought the figure of his fellow-traveller in relief against the sky, gigantic in height, and muffled in a cloak, Ichabod was horror-struck [[TropeNamer horror-struck]] on perceiving that he was headless!..."''
5th Jun '14 8:34:13 AM FirebirdMaximus
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* In ''Film/TheWolfman2010'', Lawrence is initially skeptical to being a werewolf and towards werewolves in general, until, you know, he actually '''become''' one. Played a little more straight with [[spoiler:Aberline]].
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* In ''Film/TheWolfman2010'', Lawrence is initially skeptical to being a werewolf and towards werewolves in general, until, you know, he actually '''become''' one. Played a little more straight with [[spoiler:Aberline]].[[spoiler:Aberline, upon realizing he's been bitten]].
3rd Jun '14 10:54:24 AM FirebirdMaximus
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* In ''Film/TheWolfman2010'', Lawrence is initially skeptical to being a werewolf and towards werewolves in general, until, you know, he actually '''become''' one. Played a little more straight with [[spoiler:Aberline]].
6th Feb '14 2:03:06 AM erforce
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->''"On mounting a rising ground, which brought the figure of his fellow-traveller in relief against the sky, gigantic in height, and muffled in a cloak, Ichabod was horror-struck on perceiving that he was headless!..."'' -->-- ''TheLegendOfSleepyHollow'' by '''Washington Irving'''
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->''"On mounting a rising ground, which brought the figure of his fellow-traveller in relief against the sky, gigantic in height, and muffled in a cloak, Ichabod was horror-struck on perceiving that he was headless!..."'' -->-- ''TheLegendOfSleepyHollow'' ''Literature/TheLegendOfSleepyHollow'' by '''Washington Irving'''

* In ''TheMothmanProphecies'', John Klein, a journalist, investigates a mothlike creature roaming in Point Pleasant, West Virginia. The usual glowing eyes, mauled livestock, scratched tree bark reported from townsfolk and cops...[[spoiler:So those phone calls and dreamlike predictions coming from this so called Mothman? They're real. I know what's in that drawer. Chapstick.]]
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* In ''TheMothmanProphecies'', ''Film/TheMothmanProphecies'', John Klein, a journalist, investigates a mothlike creature roaming in Point Pleasant, West Virginia. The usual glowing eyes, mauled livestock, scratched tree bark reported from townsfolk and cops...[[spoiler:So those phone calls and dreamlike predictions coming from this so called Mothman? They're real. I know what's in that drawer. Chapstick.]]

* ''GraveEncounters'' features the crew of a ''GhostHunters''-style reality show, who are filming overnight in a mental hospital but express skepticism that any of the ghost stories about it are true. Of course, once they are in lockdown, shit gets real...
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* ''GraveEncounters'' ''Film/GraveEncounters'' features the crew of a ''GhostHunters''-style ''Series/GhostHunters''-style reality show, who are filming overnight in a mental hospital but express skepticism that any of the ghost stories about it are true. Of course, once they are in lockdown, shit gets real...
19th Jan '14 7:39:45 PM actinglibra
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This ends when he actually SEES the monster -- and finds that it is just as advertised, and worse. He sees the eerie, glowing intelligence in its eyes, smells the rotten meat on its breath, gets smacked around a bit, but survives, running back to safety to hide under the bed and refusing to come out because it's real ''it's real'' OH MY GOD ''IT'S REAL''... even though that's what everyone's been telling him up till now.
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This ends when he actually SEES the monster -- and finds that it is just as advertised, advertized, and worse. He sees the eerie, glowing intelligence in its eyes, smells the rotten meat on its breath, gets smacked around a bit, but survives, running back to safety to hide under the bed and refusing to come out because it's real ''it's real'' OH MY GOD ''IT'S REAL''... even though that's what everyone's been telling him up till now.
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