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8th Dec '16 11:44:55 PM JackG
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* ''WesternAnimation/BountyHamster''. In "Wish You Were Here", Cassie is apparently reunited with her father, and Marion with his parents, but it's only an illusion caused by a being that wants them to stay and keep it company. It isn't happy when Cassie decides to leave, but fortunately...

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* ''WesternAnimation/BountyHamster''. In "Wish You Were Here", Cassie is apparently reunited with her father, and Marion with his parents, but it's only an illusion caused by a being that wants them to stay and keep it company. It isn't happy when Cassie decides to leave, but fortunately...fortunately a bunch of lotus eaters show up.
8th Dec '16 11:43:03 PM JackG
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* ''WesternAnimation/BountyHamster''. In "Wish You Were Here", Cassie is apparently reunited with her father, and Marion with his parents, but it's only an illusion caused by a being that wants them to stay and keep it company. It isn't happy when Cassie decides to leave, but fortunately...
-->"Is this the place where you can have anything you want?"
-->''(delighted)'' "Shallow people!"
4th Dec '16 11:50:58 AM nombretomado
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* In Creator/RobertEHoward's ''The Slithering Shadows'', ConanTheBarbarian stumbles on a city full of black lotus eaters who prefer their dreams.

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* In Creator/RobertEHoward's ''The Slithering Shadows'', ConanTheBarbarian ''Literature/TheSlitheringShadow'', Literature/ConanTheBarbarian stumbles on a city full of black lotus eaters who prefer their dreams.
1st Dec '16 12:49:18 AM CRay
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* ''Series/{{Smallville}}'':
** Had an almost identical episode. And then the bad guy who made the fantasy world gets killed.
** Inverted in another episode where Clark is trapped in a ''nightmare'' world instead - he finds himself in an asylum, and made to believe that everything he has been through, superpowers and all, was paranoid delusion. [[spoiler: He is rescued by the Martian Manhunter.]]

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* ''Series/{{Smallville}}'':
** Had an almost identical episode. And then
During the bad guy who crossover event, which coincides with ''Series/{{Arrow}}'''s 100th episode, Oliver, Diggle, Sara, Ray and Thea are obducted by the Dominators and put in a happier fantasy dream, where Oliver never became Green Arrow, his parents and Tommy are alive, he is about to marry the love of his life, Laurel, and will soon inherit his father's company. However, he soon realizes that nothing of it is real and they have responsibilities to keep. Oliver never made the fantasy world gets killed.
** Inverted in another episode where Clark is trapped in a ''nightmare'' world instead -
sacrifices he finds himself in an asylum, and made for a reward but because it was the right thing to believe do and he sees that everything he has been through, superpowers his fight isn't over yet. Thea is at first reluctant to get out of the dream, as she is tired of all the pain and all, was paranoid delusion. [[spoiler: He is rescued by the Martian Manhunter.]]suffering, but Oliver eventually convinces her to change her mind.


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* ''Series/{{Smallville}}'':
** Had an almost identical episode. And then the bad guy who made the fantasy world gets killed.
** Inverted in another episode where Clark is trapped in a ''nightmare'' world instead - he finds himself in an asylum, and made to believe that everything he has been through, superpowers and all, was paranoid delusion. [[spoiler: He is rescued by the Martian Manhunter.]]
28th Nov '16 5:46:04 PM N1KF
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* Marvel's ''ComicBook/EarthX'' traps an aged [[Comicbook/{{Spider-Man}} Peter Parker]] in an illusory world in which, among other things, he is married to Gwen Stacy and has a son (rather than his real-world daughter, who is this reality's Venom - and who enters this world and snaps her dad out of it).

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* Marvel's ''ComicBook/EarthX'' traps an aged [[Comicbook/{{Spider-Man}} [[Comicbook/SpiderMan Peter Parker]] in an illusory world in which, among other things, he is married to Gwen Stacy and has a son (rather than his real-world daughter, who is this reality's Venom - and who enters this world and snaps her dad out of it).
27th Nov '16 7:19:04 PM AsterSelene
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* The TropeNamer are the Lotus Eaters in Creator/{{Homer}}'s ''[[Literature/TheOdyssey Odyssey]]'' (chapter IX, 90-104), who use a magic lotus to enslave people into spending their lives lounging around in an apathetic stupor.

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* The TropeNamer are the Lotus Eaters in Creator/{{Homer}}'s ''[[Literature/TheOdyssey Odyssey]]'' (chapter IX, 90-104), who use a magic offer the crew lotuses that are so narcotically delicious that those who eat it get addicted to it, forgetting about their desire to go home. Interestingly, contrary to modern interpretations of the verse, there's nothing that insinuates that the lotuses are particularly magical or supernatural besides being narcotic, nor that the lotus eaters had any intent to enslave people into spending divert them from their lives lounging around in an apathetic stupor.journey.
13th Nov '16 2:59:37 PM nombretomado
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** The story later appears in the animated series ''JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' (reportedly, this is the only adaptation of any his works that Moore has liked). With a few differences. Krypton never decays to the degree it does in the comics, and Batman is freed so quickly that he gets to see [[HopeSpot his dad beat up Joe Chill -- only for the latter to get off a shot anyway just as the plant lets go]].

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** The story later appears in the animated series ''JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' (reportedly, this is the only adaptation of any his works that Moore has liked). With a few differences. Krypton never decays to the degree it does in the comics, and Batman is freed so quickly that he gets to see [[HopeSpot his dad beat up Joe Chill -- only for the latter to get off a shot anyway just as the plant lets go]].
9th Nov '16 7:00:36 PM nombretomado
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* In the BackStory of JohnCWright's ''[[Literature/TheGoldenOecumene The Golden Age]]'', Daphne Prime "dream-drowned" herself in such a world, such that she would, if woken up, regard the waking world as a dream and the dream as reality. [[spoiler:At the end of ''The Golden Transcedence'', she reveals that she had had "true dreams" so that she would, indeed, see how she affected her husband.]]

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* In the BackStory of JohnCWright's Creator/JohnCWright's ''[[Literature/TheGoldenOecumene The Golden Age]]'', Daphne Prime "dream-drowned" herself in such a world, such that she would, if woken up, regard the waking world as a dream and the dream as reality. [[spoiler:At the end of ''The Golden Transcedence'', she reveals that she had had "true dreams" so that she would, indeed, see how she affected her husband.]]
4th Nov '16 7:44:13 PM DustSnitch
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* Seems to be the nature of the kitchen in Episode 5 of ''WebVideo/DontHugMeImScared''. [[spoiler:Yellow Guy and the Bird are trapped there while whatever the food things are feed on their organs. In the credits, it's revealed that Red Guy has been calling them from a phone booth, but whether he succeeds in actually reaching them is unclear.]]
** Elaborated upon in the finale: [[spoiler:Red Guy discovers a machine with monitors displaying Yellow Guy being tormented by another singing object, and the machine’s controls cause other singing objects to appear. When Red Guy unplugs the machine, it apparently resets reality and/or causes time to finally start moving forward again.]]
25th Oct '16 2:22:43 PM SimiOfDoom
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* In ''Series/BeyondTheWalls'' there is the little house inside the big House at the lake, where Lisa is [[spoiler: reunited with her dead little sister who doesn't want her to leave]].
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