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18th Jan '17 7:12:03 AM Morgenthaler
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* With optional supernatural events turned on, ''VideoGame/CrusaderKings II'' takes on this vibe. Mostly it's a deeply-researched and intricate simulator of medieval Europe, India, the Middle East, and surrounding areas. But every so often, you'll encounter things like TheAntichrist rising, the [[CthulhuMythos Necronomicon]], and characters questing for, and sometimes achieving, immortality. All of these are mere texture in the ruthless politicking of dynasties and nations, however.

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* With optional supernatural events turned on, ''VideoGame/CrusaderKings II'' takes on this vibe. Mostly it's a deeply-researched and intricate simulator of medieval Europe, India, the Middle East, and surrounding areas. But every so often, you'll encounter things like TheAntichrist rising, the [[CthulhuMythos [[Franchise/CthulhuMythos Necronomicon]], and characters questing for, and sometimes achieving, immortality. All of these are mere texture in the ruthless politicking of dynasties and nations, however.
11th Jan '17 1:24:38 AM Adept
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* ''Manga/CafeKichijoujiDe'' is a SliceOfLife manga that deals with the light-hearted, comedic antics of its staffs. One of the staffs also happens to be a [[AmbiguouslyHuman questionable human being]] who uses Necronomicon as his cooking guide, and is capable of curses and minor [[RealityWarper reality warping]].

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* ''Manga/CafeKichijoujiDe'' is a SliceOfLife manga that deals with the light-hearted, comedic antics of its staffs.that happens in the titular cafe. One of the staffs also happens to be a [[AmbiguouslyHuman questionable human being]] who uses Necronomicon as his cooking guide, and is capable of curses and minor [[RealityWarper reality warping]].
15th Dec '16 12:59:07 AM Doug86
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* ''Literature/TheBigOne'' and its subsequent series, written by Stuart Slade, is an extremely realistic alternate history, which avoids many of the cliches of the genre in favor of a deconstructivist look at the historical implications of WorldWarII-era superweapons. Over the course of the series, however, it becomes increasingly clear that, not only are some or all of SAC's bombers sentient and capable of speaking to their crews, but the Seer, the Thai Ambassador, and several other characters are also nigh-immortal demon-type creatures, who are carefully steering world history.

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* ''Literature/TheBigOne'' and its subsequent series, written by Stuart Slade, is an extremely realistic alternate history, which avoids many of the cliches of the genre in favor of a deconstructivist look at the historical implications of WorldWarII-era UsefulNotes/WorldWarII-era superweapons. Over the course of the series, however, it becomes increasingly clear that, not only are some or all of SAC's bombers sentient and capable of speaking to their crews, but the Seer, the Thai Ambassador, and several other characters are also nigh-immortal demon-type creatures, who are carefully steering world history.



* ''Series/QuantumLeap'': The time travel stuff and the seldom-seen future setting of MissionControl are the only non-mundane features of the universe, as the bulk of an episode is the mission to SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong in the lives of normal people. "That guy runs someone over on Friday if he keeps up the illegal street-racing; help him learn his lesson before then" is the usual mission rather than "prevent WorldWarThree." But we once meet the devil, and once has Sam leap into a vampire. He also meets a ghost and an angel.

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* ''Series/QuantumLeap'': The time travel stuff and the seldom-seen future setting of MissionControl are the only non-mundane features of the universe, as the bulk of an episode is the mission to SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong in the lives of normal people. "That guy runs someone over on Friday if he keeps up the illegal street-racing; help him learn his lesson before then" is the usual mission rather than "prevent WorldWarThree.WorldWarIII." But we once meet the devil, and once has Sam leap into a vampire. He also meets a ghost and an angel.
12th Dec '16 3:32:13 PM tropeminer
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* There's one particular moment in ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'' during Eddie's improv routine to throw off the Weasels where his head collides with a hanging lamp and is briefly electrocuted while suspended in the air to that lamp. Some have speculated that it may have been due to his near proximity to Toontown. Then again, this wouldn't exactly be asking to much to suspend one's disbelief in a universe where animated characters interact with the real world.
11th Dec '16 9:50:10 PM tropeminer
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* There's one particular moment in ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'' during Eddie's improv routine to throw off the Weasels where his head collides with a hanging lamp and is briefly electrocuted while suspended in the air to that lamp. Some have speculated that it may have been due to his near proximity to Toontown. Then again, this wouldn't exactly be asking to much to suspend one's disbelief in a universe where animated characters interact with the real world.
11th Dec '16 11:40:18 AM CaptEquinox
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* In ''Literature/{{Skellig}}'', ''à la'' the page quote, the eponymous character is a man with wings who might be an angel and who lives in the young protagonist's garage.

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* In David Almond's ''Literature/{{Skellig}}'', ''à la'' the page quote, the eponymous character is a man with wings who might be an angel and who lives in the young protagonist's garage.garage. His ''Heaven Eyes'' has runaway children encountering an unusual family in an abandoned printing house, and at one point someone rises from the dead (nicely, though).


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* Creator/MarieCorelli has this in some of her novels, including ''Literature/ARomanceOfTwoWorlds'', which some people still think is partly autobiographical.
5th Dec '16 12:52:12 PM SAMAS
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* The ''VideoGame/SoulSeries'' takes place in a mostly realistic depiction of 16th Century Eurasia. Except there's an evil sword of supernatural power out there that everyone wants to get a hold of. Oh, and there's a good counterpart up for grabs as well. Not to mention the golem, the lizardman, the demon-hunting ninja, that Greek woman who keeps getting visions from [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Hephaestus]], the [[ScaryBlackMan scary black guy]] who claims he was born in Babylonian times, and not just one but ''two'' people who may or may not be [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampires]]. To the series' credit, they're used well, but they're more played up with each title: the very first game was basically the real world with a few low-key fantastical elements, while ''V'' arguably leaves this trope and ventures into the realm of HighFantasy.

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* The ''VideoGame/SoulSeries'' takes place in a mostly realistic depiction of 16th Century Eurasia. Except there's an evil sword of supernatural power out there that everyone wants to get a hold of. Oh, and there's a good counterpart up for grabs as well. Not to mention the golem, the lizardman, the demon-hunting ninja, that Greek woman who keeps getting visions from [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Hephaestus]], the [[ScaryBlackMan scary black guy]] who claims he was born in Babylonian times, and not just one but ''two'' people who may or may not be [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampires]]. To the series' credit, they're used well, but they're more played up with each title: the very first game was basically the real world with a few low-key fantastical elements, while ''V'' arguably leaves this trope and ventures into the realm of HighFantasy. Not to mention the times [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Link]] and ''[[Franchise/StarWars Darth Vader]]'' showed up.
12th Nov '16 4:06:18 PM nombretomado
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* ''Film/DonJuanDemarco'': The [[JohnnyDepp title character]] is a mental patient, with delusions of living in a wonderful world full of romance and adventure. In the movie's final sequence, [[spoiler: he and a couple friends hop on a plane and go to that world.]]

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* ''Film/DonJuanDemarco'': The [[JohnnyDepp [[Creator/JohnnyDepp title character]] is a mental patient, with delusions of living in a wonderful world full of romance and adventure. In the movie's final sequence, [[spoiler: he and a couple friends hop on a plane and go to that world.]]
19th Oct '16 5:52:24 AM KillerClowns
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* A number of Creator/WilliamShakespeare's plays nonchalantly introduce fantastic elements and would probably qualify as magic realism if they were written today. ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'' has a ghost, ''Theatre/{{Macbeth}}'' has witches, ''Theatre/TheTempest'' is set on an island inhabited by strange creatures and spirits, and ''Theatre/AMidsummerNightsDream'' deals with TheFairFolk and their supernatural shenanigans involving {{love potion}}s and [[BalefulPolymorph a jester who gets transmogrified into a donkey-man]]. Of course, at the time Shakespeare was writing, belief in the supernatural was more common, [[UnbuiltTrope so these elements didn't raise as many eyebrows]].

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* A number of Creator/WilliamShakespeare's plays nonchalantly introduce fantastic elements and would probably qualify as magic realism if they were written today. ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'' has a ghost, ''Theatre/{{Macbeth}}'' has witches, ''Theatre/TheTempest'' is set on an island inhabited by strange creatures and spirits, and ''Theatre/AMidsummerNightsDream'' deals with TheFairFolk and their supernatural shenanigans involving {{love potion}}s and [[BalefulPolymorph a jester who gets transmogrified into a donkey-man]]. Of course, at the time Shakespeare was writing, belief in the supernatural was more common, [[UnbuiltTrope so these elements didn't raise as many eyebrows]].eyebrows.
19th Oct '16 5:51:40 AM KillerClowns
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* A number of Creator/WilliamShakespeare's plays nonchalantly introduce fantastic elements and would probably qualify as magic realism if they were written today. ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'' has a ghost, ''Theatre/{{Macbeth}}'' has witches, ''Theatre/TheTempest'' is set on an island inhabited by strange creatures and spirits, and ''Theatre/AMidsummerNightsDream'' deals with TheFairFolk and their supernatural shenanigans involving {{love potion}}s and [[BalefulPolymorph a jester who gets transmogrified into a donkey-man]]. Of course, at the time Shakespeare was writing, belief in the supernatural was more common, so these elements didn't raise as many eyebrows.

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* A number of Creator/WilliamShakespeare's plays nonchalantly introduce fantastic elements and would probably qualify as magic realism if they were written today. ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'' has a ghost, ''Theatre/{{Macbeth}}'' has witches, ''Theatre/TheTempest'' is set on an island inhabited by strange creatures and spirits, and ''Theatre/AMidsummerNightsDream'' deals with TheFairFolk and their supernatural shenanigans involving {{love potion}}s and [[BalefulPolymorph a jester who gets transmogrified into a donkey-man]]. Of course, at the time Shakespeare was writing, belief in the supernatural was more common, [[UnbuiltTrope so these elements didn't raise as many eyebrows.eyebrows]].
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