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7th Jun '17 10:57:03 AM Flame
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* Prior to playing the title role on ''Series/{{Dexter}}'', Michael C. Hall played David on ''Series/{{SixFeetUnder}}'', an undertaker who was similarly prone to having imaginary conversations with his dead father and the other corpses he was working on. David was also [[Gayngst a devout Christian who struggled to reconcile his homosexuality with his faith]] and one of the most memorable of his imaginary "friends" was a young gay man followed him around taunting him about how he would go to hell. There was also a friendly young gang member who had been killed in a turf war, who convinced the normally meek David to take a firm/threatening stand in a business meeting with a rival real estate company. David also becomes badly traumatized at one point and - when he realises he has healed enough to resume his life again. The imaginary friends make David seem a little bit schizoidal, but they were a useful storytelling device because otherwise David , who was very introverted, anal and poor at communicating his feelings, would have come across as very one-dimensional and incomprehensible. His imaginary friends also seem to make him more functional, both because they act as a support network for him and because they make him more sensitive to the needs of his clients.

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* Prior to playing the title role on ''Series/{{Dexter}}'', Michael C. Hall played David on ''Series/{{SixFeetUnder}}'', an undertaker who was similarly prone to having imaginary conversations with his dead father and the other corpses he was working on. David was also [[Gayngst [[SexIsEvilAndIAmHorny a devout Christian who struggled to reconcile his homosexuality with his faith]] and one of the most memorable of his imaginary "friends" was a young gay man followed him around taunting him about how he would go to hell. There was also a friendly young gang member who had been killed in a turf war, who convinced the normally meek David to take a firm/threatening stand in a business meeting with a rival real estate company. David also becomes badly traumatized at one point and - when he realises he has healed enough to resume his life again. The imaginary friends make David seem a little bit schizoidal, but they were a useful storytelling device because otherwise David , who was very introverted, anal and poor at communicating his feelings, would have come across as very one-dimensional and incomprehensible. His imaginary friends also seem to make him more functional, both because they act as a support network for him and because they make him more sensitive to the needs of his clients.


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* ''Series/KamenRiderExAid'': [[TheHeart Emu]] [[UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom Hojo]] was lonely child, who wished for a friend. This wished materialized as Pallad, PsychopathicManchild MonsterOfTheWeek.
21st May '17 12:50:13 PM nombretomado
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* The narrator of [[http://wanderers-library.wikidot.com/places-the-mind-cannot-go The Places the Mind Cannot Go]] from TheWanderersLibrary is one, created to help boost a child's self-esteem. When the child begins to feel good about themself again, it's left without purposes, begging to be noticed again.

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* The narrator of [[http://wanderers-library.wikidot.com/places-the-mind-cannot-go The Places the Mind Cannot Go]] from TheWanderersLibrary ''Wiki/TheWanderersLibrary'' is one, created to help boost a child's self-esteem. When the child begins to feel good about themself again, it's left without purposes, begging to be noticed again.
19th May '17 1:09:38 PM Bense
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* The "Dumarest of Terra" books ''Haven of Darkness'' and ''Prison of Night'' by E.C. Tubb involved a world where daily flares of stellar radiation induced detailed hallucinations of dead acquaintances, friends and enemies alike. Extensive conversations often occurred with these "ghosts."

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* The "Dumarest of Terra" "Literature/DumarestOfTerra" books ''Haven of Darkness'' and ''Prison of Night'' by E.C. Tubb involved a world where daily flares of stellar radiation induced detailed hallucinations of dead acquaintances, friends and enemies alike. Extensive conversations often occurred with these "ghosts."
27th Apr '17 8:25:32 AM NWolfman
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* The tragi-comic one-act play ''Goodbye To The Clown'' is about a little girl with an imaginary clown friend who's always getting her into trouble and whom she eventually realizes is [[spoiler:a coping mechanism for her father's death]].

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* The tragi-comic one-act play ''Goodbye To The Clown'' is about a little girl with an imaginary clown friend who's always who is constantly getting her into in trouble at school and whom she home and eventually realizes is reveals himself to be [[spoiler:a coping mechanism for her father's death]].
13th Apr '17 8:22:19 AM Demetrios
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-->'''[[ServileSnarker Niles]]''': [[JustForPun The Lord & Taylor giveth, the Lord & Taylor taketh away.]]
6th Apr '17 12:29:16 AM NWolfman
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* The tragi-comic one-act play ''Goodbye To The Clown'' is about a little girl with an imaginary clown friend who's always getting her into trouble and she eventually learns is [[spoiler:a coping mechanism for her father's death]].

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* The tragi-comic one-act play ''Goodbye To The Clown'' is about a little girl with an imaginary clown friend who's always getting her into trouble and whom she eventually learns realizes is [[spoiler:a coping mechanism for her father's death]].
6th Apr '17 12:28:15 AM NWolfman
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* Averted with the Nada Surf song "Imaginary Friends," which is about friends who aren't there for you when you need them.

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* Averted with the Nada Surf song "Imaginary Friends," which is about friends who aren't there for you when you need them.unreliable friends.


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* The tragi-comic one-act play ''Goodbye To The Clown'' is about a little girl with an imaginary clown friend who's always getting her into trouble and she eventually learns is [[spoiler:a coping mechanism for her father's death]].
25th Mar '17 8:37:41 PM NWolfman
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* Averted with the Nada Surf song "Imaginary Friends," which is about something else.

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* Averted with the Nada Surf song "Imaginary Friends," which is about something else.friends who aren't there for you when you need them.
26th Feb '17 10:36:53 AM nombretomado
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* Creator/WoodyAllen's character in ''Film/PlayItAgainSam'' is just divorced and not adjusting well to being single. So in order to cope with his insecurity around women he creates an alter ego based on HumphreyBogart.

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* Creator/WoodyAllen's character in ''Film/PlayItAgainSam'' is just divorced and not adjusting well to being single. So in order to cope with his insecurity around women he creates an alter ego based on HumphreyBogart.Creator/HumphreyBogart.
9th Feb '17 1:33:47 PM MeepieV
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* Prior to playing the title role on ''Series/{{Dexter}}'', Michael C. Hall played David on ''Series//{{SixFeetUnder}}'', an undertaker who was also prone to having imaginary conversations with his dead father, as well as the corpses he was working on. David was also [[Gayngst a devout Christian who struggled to reconcile his homosexuality with his faith]] and one of the most memorable of his imaginary "friends" was a young gay man followed him around taunting him about how he would go to hell. There was also a friendly young gang member who had been killed in a turf war, who convinced the normally meek David to take a firm/threatening stand in a business meeting with a rival real estate company. David also becomes badly traumatized at one point and - when he realises he has healed enough to resume his life again. The imaginary friends make David seem a little bit schizoidal, but they were a useful storytelling device because otherwise David , who was very introverted, anal and poor at communicating his feelings, would have come across as very one-dimensional and incomprehensible. His imaginary friends also seem to make him more functional, both because they act as a support network for him and because they make him more sensitive to the needs of his clients.

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* Prior to playing the title role on ''Series/{{Dexter}}'', Michael C. Hall played David on ''Series//{{SixFeetUnder}}'', ''Series/{{SixFeetUnder}}'', an undertaker who was also similarly prone to having imaginary conversations with his dead father, as well as father and the other corpses he was working on. David was also [[Gayngst a devout Christian who struggled to reconcile his homosexuality with his faith]] and one of the most memorable of his imaginary "friends" was a young gay man followed him around taunting him about how he would go to hell. There was also a friendly young gang member who had been killed in a turf war, who convinced the normally meek David to take a firm/threatening stand in a business meeting with a rival real estate company. David also becomes badly traumatized at one point and - when he realises he has healed enough to resume his life again. The imaginary friends make David seem a little bit schizoidal, but they were a useful storytelling device because otherwise David , who was very introverted, anal and poor at communicating his feelings, would have come across as very one-dimensional and incomprehensible. His imaginary friends also seem to make him more functional, both because they act as a support network for him and because they make him more sensitive to the needs of his clients.
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