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8th Jul '16 4:17:13 PM intastiel
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The poster child for many other tropes: BeliefMakesYouStupid, the InspectorJavert, the KnightTemplar, the LawfulStupid. Not to be confused with the TheSparkOfGenius or the RealityWarper (who literally ''can'' reject and replace reality) although it is possible to combine this trope with either of the others; AGodAmI is usually the result. Also, if the reality is [[LotusEaterMachine fake]] [[{{Masquerade}} to]] [[DyingDream begin with]], rejecting it may be a right and necessary step to awaken.

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The poster child for many other tropes: BeliefMakesYouStupid, the InspectorJavert, the KnightTemplar, the LawfulStupid. Not to be confused with the TheSparkOfGenius or the RealityWarper (who literally ''can'' reject and replace reality) although it is possible to combine this trope with either of the others; AGodAmI is usually the result. Also, if the reality is [[LotusEaterMachine fake]] [[{{Masquerade}} to]] [[DyingDream begin with]], rejecting it may be a right and necessary step to awaken.
awaken. If rejecting reality actually causes stuff to happen outside the person's head, they are a RealityWarper.
29th May '16 5:13:25 PM LBHills
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** A group of Dwarves in ''Literature/TheLastBattle'' decided that Aslan wasn't real so they couldn't see that they were in Aslan's Country, thinking they were in a small dark shack. When they were given wonderful food they ate it but thought it tasted like shit, because they expected food passed around in a dingy stable to taste like shit.

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** A group of Dwarves in ''Literature/TheLastBattle'' decided that Aslan wasn't real so they couldn't see that they were in Aslan's Country, thinking they were in a small dark shack. When they were given wonderful food they ate it but thought it tasted like shit, because they expected food passed around in scavenged out of a dingy stable to taste like shit.



** Oddly enough, ''Literature/TheSilverChair'' has Puddleglum, who uses this in a positive manner, since "his own reality" ''is'' reality. When the BigBad tries to use mind control to convince the heroes that "her world," a series of caves under Narnia, is the only real world, Puddleglum lets loose a huge ShutUpHannibal that amounts to "I reject your reality and substitute my own. I believe that the surface world ''does'' exist." And, of course, it does. The gist of Puddleglum's argument is "Okay, so maybe we did make up the surface world out of our heads. So what? Our invented world is still better than your real one, and I'm going to behave as if the surface world is real whether or not it actually is." Which is either even more heroic or much worse.
* ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour'' is this on a society-wide scale.
* ''Literature/AtlasShrugged'': Among the book's themes is that the governments and the failed businesses are denying reality (in the form of what amounts to Objectivism: reality is objective, morality is not subjective, and all the capitalist and "man qua man" philosophy attached to it) and should be left to suffer the consequences. [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement Let's not get into the debate about its merits here]], as if [[CouldSayItBut there are dissenters who might theoretically just list the book here]] as a TakeThat gesture.

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** Oddly enough, ''Literature/TheSilverChair'' has Puddleglum, who uses this in The trope gets a rare positive manner, since "his own spin in ''Literature/TheSilverChair'', where Puddleglum's "own reality" ''is'' reality. When the BigBad tries to use mind control to convince the heroes that "her world," a series of caves under Narnia, is the only real world, Puddleglum lets loose a huge ShutUpHannibal that amounts to "I reject your reality stipulates a) perhaps this ''is'' the only world, and substitute my own. I b) maybe he and the other heroes are completely delusional, but c) he will believe in that 'imaginary' reality, and act according to its principles, and if necessary spend the surface world ''does'' exist." And, rest of course, it does. The gist of Puddleglum's argument is "Okay, so maybe we did make up his days trying to return to it. In this case it's an inspirational moment, since the surface world out of our heads. So what? Our invented world is still better than your real one, and I'm going to behave as if reader knows the surface world is real whether or not it actually is." Which is either even more heroic or much worse.
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* ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour'' is this on employs reality-rejection as a society-wide scale.
sociological tool (it '''is''' the trope namer for the OrwellianRetcon.) The residents of that world will even reject their ''own'' reality, if it's no longer in accordance with new updates in doctrine.
--> Eurasia had always been at war with Eastasia.
* ''Literature/AtlasShrugged'': Among the book's themes is that the governments and the failed businesses are denying reality (in the form of what amounts to Objectivism: reality is objective, morality is not subjective, and all the capitalist and "man qua man" philosophy attached to it) and should be left to suffer the consequences. [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement Let's not get into the debate about its the merits here]], as if [[CouldSayItBut there are dissenters who might theoretically just list the book here]] as a TakeThat gesture.of that argument here.]]
19th Apr '16 10:46:39 AM eroock
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The character who lives up to this trope is a relative of the CloudCuckooLander but with much more sinister overtones. They seem to live in a world of their own, they may live by the mantra of [[ScrewThisIndexIHaveTropes Screw The Rules]] when the "rules" are hard facts. They will stubbornly insist "their" reality is the true reality in the face of evidence to the contrary, much to the frustration of others and sometimes danger to companions, underlings, peers or themselves. If anything manages to pierce their iron-bound conviction, a breakdown, [[VillainousBreakdown villainous]] or otherwise, is likely to ensue.

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The character who lives up to this trope is a relative of the CloudCuckooLander but with much more sinister overtones. They seem to live in a world of their own, they may live by the mantra of [[ScrewThisIndexIHaveTropes Screw The the Rules]] when the "rules" are hard facts. They will stubbornly insist "their" reality is the true reality in the face of evidence to the contrary, much to the frustration of others and sometimes danger to companions, underlings, peers or themselves. If anything manages to pierce their iron-bound conviction, a breakdown, [[VillainousBreakdown villainous]] or otherwise, is likely to ensue.
28th Mar '16 2:33:16 PM GunarmDyne
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* Captain Cook in ''VideoGame/EiyuuSenkiTheWorldConquest'' is deathly afraid of ghosts and her character arc involves investigating a way to overcome that fear. She does so by coming to the conclusion that ghosts do not actually exist and, therefore, that isn't what she's fighting against despite the fact the player's party faces off against numerous ghost units and one of the playable characters is a ghost herself.
19th Mar '16 8:40:04 PM nmn3r3
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** This is [[spoiler: Obito's]] ultimate goal. He rejects reality ''period'' and wants to make a new one.

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** This is [[spoiler: Obito's]] ultimate goal. He rejects reality ''period'' [[spoiler:because the girl he had a crush on died]] and wants to make a new one.one [[spoiler:where she isn't dead and is his girlfriend.]]
17th Mar '16 3:00:42 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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* How Orihime's power works in Manga/{{Bleach}}: She heals wounds and stops attacks by rejecting that they had ever happened.

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* How Orihime's power works in Manga/{{Bleach}}: [[Manga/{{Bleach}} Orihime]]'s [[HealingHands power]] [[BarrierMaiden works]]: She heals wounds and stops attacks by rejecting that they had ever happened.
17th Mar '16 2:58:41 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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* How Orihime's power works in Manga/[[Bleach]]: She heals wounds and stops attacks by rejecting that they had ever happened.

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* How Orihime's power works in Manga/[[Bleach]]: Manga/{{Bleach}}: She heals wounds and stops attacks by rejecting that they had ever happened.
17th Mar '16 2:57:55 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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* How Orihime's power works in Manga/[[Bleach]]: She heals wounds and stops attacks by rejecting that they had ever happened.
5th Mar '16 6:57:03 PM WanderingBrowser
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* This is part of ''why'' the titular VillainProtagonist of ''FanFic/TheRiseOfDarthVulcan'' is on his deadly course, along with his MoralMyopia.
14th Feb '16 1:17:39 PM intastiel
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* Dr. Phage in ''Webcomic/AwfulHospital'' sees the titular run-down, grimy, dysfunctional hospital as a bright, cartoony, impeccably functional facility with staff who agree with everything he says. Justified in that RealityIsOutToLunch in the setting, where a person's reality depends on what they're able and willing to perceive; and unknown {{Eldritch Abomination}}s are sabotaging the very concepts of sickness and health that make the hospital exist.
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