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20th Jan '18 3:29:22 PM Theokal3
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* ''TabletopGame/PrincessTheHopeful'' has this as a major plot point; since the titular [[MagicalGirl Princesses]] have BornAgainImmortality, making it impossible to kill them off permanently, the servants of [[BigBad the Darkness]] prevented them from coming back by trapping the majority of their souls in a literal DreamLand, then putting Warden in charge of casting illusions to convince them they were still in the real world, effectively turning them into a SealedGoodInACan. The [[BigGood Queens]] have recently overthrown their Wardens, allowing their Princesses to reincarnate once again in the real world, but travelling back to the Dreamlands is still risky.
16th Jan '18 4:29:24 AM DarkPhoenix94
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* In ''Ghosts of the Past'', sequel of ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'', Dream of the Endless shows the ability to lock people in nightmarish versions of this when he's feeling particularly vindictive, as when avenging [[spoiler: Harry's]] treatment by the Red Room. It's horrifying enough that ''Loki'' feels he can't add anything to make it worse.
14th Jan '18 2:58:07 PM catmuto
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* ''Manga/AyashiNoCeres'' has Aya put into one late in the series, to make her more compliant to the goal that [[WellIntentionedExtremist Kagami]] has in mind, and make the Ancestor happy. It isn't shown what it is, though it is mentioned that it's supposed to be a 'pleasant dream'. Touya manages to rescue her before it gets fully done, with Alec saying that she should awaken soon... and that, if she doesn't, she'll be trapped in her 'nightmares' forever. At this point, the reader is shown the worse part of her dream, which involes her reliving the moment of Touya forgetting about her. Fortunately, Ceres manages to communicate with Aya and tells her to wake up, since Touya is desperately calling for her, which allows Aya to wake up.

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* ''Manga/AyashiNoCeres'' has ''Manga/AyashiNoCeres''
** Suzumi gets put under one that mentally returns her to a happier time, when her husband was still alive and the two were excitedly awaiting their first child. While the machine is destroyed, she willingly remains behind because she is happy. It isn't until Yuuhi forces her to remember that Kazuma is dead that she gets shaken out of her stupor, also remembering how she chose to continue to live to take care of her brother-in-law.
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Aya gets put into one late in the series, before a microchip is supposed to be implanted into her brain, which would make her more compliant to the goal that [[WellIntentionedExtremist Kagami]] has in mind, Kagami]]'s plan, and make appease the Ancestor happy. It isn't shown what it is, though it is mentioned that it's supposed to be a 'pleasant dream'. Ancestor. Touya manages to rescue saves her before it gets fully done, with the microchip is installed and Alec saying helps the two escape, stating that she Aya should awaken soon... and that, if within a few hours. If she doesn't, she'll be she will remain trapped in inside her 'nightmares' forever. At this point, the reader is shown the worse part of her dream, which involes nightmares. Said nightmares involve her reliving the moment of Touya regaining his memories and forgetting about her. Fortunately, her, but Ceres manages to communicate with Aya and break through to her. She tells her Aya to wake up, since the real Touya is desperately has been calling out to her for her, which allows some time. Aya manages to wake up.up and the two are finally reunited.
13th Jan '18 3:25:26 PM catmuto
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* ''Manga/AyashiNoCeres'' has Aya put into one late in the series, to make her more compliant to the goal that [[WellIntentionedExtremist Kagami]] has in mind and make the Ancestor happy. It isn't shown what it is, though it is mentioned that it's supposed to be a 'pleasant dream'. Touya manages to rescue her before it gets fully done, with Alec saying that she should awaken soon... and that, if she doesn't, she'll be trapped in her 'nightmares' forever. At this point, the reader is shown the worse part of her dream, which involes her reliving the moment of Touya forgetting about her over and over. Fortunately, Ceres manages to communicate with Aya and tells her to wake up, since Touya is desperately calling for her, which allows Aya to wake up.

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* ''Manga/AyashiNoCeres'' has Aya put into one late in the series, to make her more compliant to the goal that [[WellIntentionedExtremist Kagami]] has in mind mind, and make the Ancestor happy. It isn't shown what it is, though it is mentioned that it's supposed to be a 'pleasant dream'. Touya manages to rescue her before it gets fully done, with Alec saying that she should awaken soon... and that, if she doesn't, she'll be trapped in her 'nightmares' forever. At this point, the reader is shown the worse part of her dream, which involes her reliving the moment of Touya forgetting about her over and over.her. Fortunately, Ceres manages to communicate with Aya and tells her to wake up, since Touya is desperately calling for her, which allows Aya to wake up.
13th Jan '18 3:24:14 PM catmuto
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* ''Manga/AyashiNoCeres'' has Aya put into one late in the series, to make her more compliant to the goal that [[WellIntentionedExtremist Kagami]] has in mind and make the Ancestor happy. It isn't shown what it is, though it is mentioned that it's supposed to be a 'pleasant dream'. Touya manages to rescue her before it gets fully done, with Alec saying that she should awaken soon... and that, if she doesn't, she'll be trapped in her 'nightmares' forever. At this point, the reader is shown the worse part of her dream, which involes her reliving the moment of Touya forgetting about her over and over. Fortunately, Ceres manages to communicate with Aya and tells her to wake up, since Touya is desperately calling for her, which allows Aya to wake up.
7th Jan '18 7:58:42 PM Enhas
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* The episode "Real Life" of ''Philip K Dick's Electric Dreams'' deals with two different worlds: A futuristic one with a woman cop where (aside from an incident that resulted in the deaths of fifteen police officers) almost everything goes well for her, and a slightly more modern day one with a man who is dealing with the murder of his wife where almost nothing works out. Each world is accessed via VR technology so eventually the protagonist isn't sure which world is the real one. [[spoiler:The future world is the right one and she chooses wrong, because she feels her "fake" life is too perfect and needed to suffer for it.]]
6th Jan '18 4:25:35 AM Yukianesa
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* ''Series/BlackMirror'': The titular 80's beach town in ''"San Junipero"'' turns out to be an incredibly advanced virtual simulation where the consciousnesses of the dying can be uploaded, making the place an ArtificialAfterlife. The living can visit the sim for 5 hours every week, and no more as it's implied prolonged exposure is dangerous. Turns out to be quite a heartwarming example.
3rd Jan '18 3:29:15 PM TheWanderer
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In the majority of these cases, YourMindMakesItReal. May also be an [[TailorMadePrison exitless]] HappyPlace or not-so-happy OntologicalMystery or PsychologicalTormentZone. If the place isn't happy, but the hero is still made to believe it's real over his old life, it's a CuckooNest. May be used in conjunction with the LeaveYourQuestTest to create TheFinalTemptation. May be used to set up an EpiphanicPrison. If an entire society lives in one, it's a TerminallyDependentSociety. May involve MindRape at some point. Possible to involve VictoryIsBoring.

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In the majority of these cases, YourMindMakesItReal. May also be an [[TailorMadePrison exitless]] HappyPlace or not-so-happy OntologicalMystery or PsychologicalTormentZone. If the place isn't happy, but the hero is still made to believe it's real over his old life, it's a CuckooNest. May be used in conjunction with the LeaveYourQuestTest to create TheFinalTemptation. May be used to set up an EpiphanicPrison. If an entire society lives in one, it's a TerminallyDependentSociety. May involve MindRape at some point. Possible to involve VictoryIsBoring.
VictoryIsBoring. May overlap with cases of ArtificialAfterlife, where the afterlife in question may take place in some digital paradise.
31st Dec '17 4:45:57 AM SSJKamui
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*** Philosopher Mencius Moldbug/Curtis Jarvin actually suggested throwing criminals into virtual reality prisons.
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