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7th May '17 4:41:13 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* The dungeons in ''VideoGame/Persona4'' are created from the subconscious of people who are kidnapped and thrown into the TV World.
** Similarly, the Palaces in ''VideoGame/Persona5'' are created from the distorted views of the world of the people the Phantom Thieves targets (the {{Jerkass}} gym teacher who abuses his students sees the school as a castle where everyone else is his slave, the art mentor who steals his students artwork and passes it off as his own sees the shack he keeps his students in as an art gallery where the students are nothing more than exhibitions to be shown off, the greedy Mafia boss who blackmails high school students sees Shibuya as a giant bank and everyone is an ATM that he can drain of money, etc)

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* ''[[Franchise/ShinMegamiTenseiPersona Persona]]'':
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The dungeons in ''VideoGame/Persona4'' are created from the subconscious of people who are kidnapped and thrown into the TV World.
World. [[spoiler:The ending reveals that the TV World itself is a reflection of humanity's collective unconsciousness.]]
** Similarly, the Palaces in ''VideoGame/Persona5'' are created from the distorted views of the world of the people the Phantom Thieves targets (the {{Jerkass}} gym teacher who abuses his students sees the school as a castle where everyone else is his slave, the art mentor who steals his students artwork and passes it off as his own sees the shack he keeps his students in as an art gallery where the students are nothing more than exhibitions to be shown off, the greedy Mafia boss who blackmails high school students sees Shibuya as a giant bank and everyone is an ATM that he can drain of money, etc)etc.) Like in ''4'', [[spoiler:the alternate world the Palaces are located in is itself formed by humanity's collective will]].
28th Apr '17 2:38:16 PM Xtifr
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* Melissa Scott's Silence Leigh trilogy (aka ''Roads of Heaven'') also has one character doing telepathic therapeutic work inside another's mind.

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* Melissa Scott's Creator/MelissaScott's Silence Leigh trilogy (aka ''Roads of Heaven'') also has one character doing telepathic therapeutic work inside another's mind.
30th Mar '17 4:14:32 PM darkemyst
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* In ''Webcomic/CharbyTheVampirate'' alps can enter them, and Kavonn likes to make his more [[http://www.charbythevampirate.com/comic/780 literal than it needs to be.]]
21st Mar '17 7:23:06 PM rjd1922
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** VideoGame/EarthBoundBeginnings also haves Magicant [[spoiler:expect it's Maria's Mental World.]]

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** VideoGame/EarthBoundBeginnings ''VideoGame/EarthBoundBeginnings'' also haves has Magicant [[spoiler:expect it's Maria's Mental World.]]
19th Mar '17 5:48:25 PM StFan
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* ''Literature/{{Paprika}}'', based on Yasutaka Tsutsui's 1993 novel of the same name, involves people's Mental Worlds-- or rather, their dream worlds-- leaking out into reality.

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* ''Literature/{{Paprika}}'', based on Yasutaka Tsutsui's 1993 novel of the same name, involves people's Mental Worlds-- Worlds -- or rather, their dream worlds-- worlds -- leaking out into reality.


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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsLegendOfEverfree'': When Sunset Shimmer gives a try at reading Pinkie Pie's mind, we get an utterly MindScrew scene with Pinkie strolling among anthropomorphic sweets (from which she eats some parts in passing) and other wacky characters in a complete SugarBowl environment. The novelization makes it even wilder, with multiple Pinkies diving into a giant swimming pool filled with fudge, and a giant jelly bean handling her a marshmallow towel (which she eats).
-->'''Sunset Shimmer:''' ''[visibly disturbed]'' That... explains so much...\\
'''Pinkie Pie:''' Yep!
19th Mar '17 5:27:19 PM StFan
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* ''Fanfic/{{Intercom}}'': Well, it is based off of Pixar/InsideOut. Only this time, Riley's going to be visiting it! And talking to her emotions!!

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* ''Fanfic/{{Intercom}}'': Well, it is based off of Pixar/InsideOut.''WesternAnimation/InsideOut''. Only this time, Riley's going to be visiting it! And talking to her emotions!!



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* In the Literature/{{Discworld}} books, Samuel Vimes's mindscape is the city of Ankh-Morpork, empty at night, and it is always raining. [[spoiler:The half-demonic entity trying to take him over in "Thud!" finds itself completely lost in this dark, unwelcoming city for a while before it's eventually kicked out.]]
** Remember, Sam Vimes ''loves'' dark and rainy nights.

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* In the Literature/{{Discworld}} ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' books, Samuel Vimes's mindscape is the city of Ankh-Morpork, empty at night, and it is always raining. [[spoiler:The half-demonic entity trying to take him over in "Thud!" ''Thud!'' finds itself completely lost in this dark, unwelcoming city for a while before it's eventually kicked out.]]
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]] Remember, Sam Vimes ''loves'' dark and rainy nights.



* In Literature/{{Kieshara}}, falcon shapeshifters who surrender to TheCorruption fall into the ''ecl,'' a comatose, depressive state where they are trapped in their own Mental World. It's possible to escape ''ecl,'' but it requires an insane amount of HeroicWillpower and, often, the assistance of a person outside in the real world. But only falcons have the telepathic magic necessary to contact someone in the ''ecl,'' and doing so would risk that they themselves fall into the ''ecl,'' so people hardly ever escape from it. Hai's mental landscape is chaotic, constantly warps the laws of physics and has a lot of snake and falcon imagery, no matter what form it takes. The latter is a hint as to her hybrid parentage.
** The series' usage of this trope actually has a lot of clinical depression subtext, if you interpret it symbolically. In particular, the dialogue between Nicias and Hai while he is trying to save her from the ''ecl'' is very reminiscent of that between a therapist and his patient.
--->'''Hai:''' You can't help me.

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* In Literature/{{Kieshara}}, ''Literature/{{Kieshara}}'', falcon shapeshifters who surrender to TheCorruption fall into the ''ecl,'' a comatose, depressive state where they are trapped in their own Mental World. It's possible to escape ''ecl,'' but it requires an insane amount of HeroicWillpower and, often, the assistance of a person outside in the real world. But only falcons have the telepathic magic necessary to contact someone in the ''ecl,'' and doing so would risk that they themselves fall into the ''ecl,'' so people hardly ever escape from it. Hai's mental landscape is chaotic, constantly warps the laws of physics and has a lot of snake and falcon imagery, no matter what form it takes. The latter is a hint as to her hybrid parentage.
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parentage. The series' usage of this trope actually has a lot of clinical depression subtext, if you interpret it symbolically. In particular, the dialogue between Nicias and Hai while he is trying to save her from the ''ecl'' is very reminiscent of that between a therapist and his patient.
--->'''Hai:''' -->'''Hai:''' You can't help me.



* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'''s Warp is a collective Mental World of the dreams and emotions of every sentient creature in the galaxy.
** It's also the only afterlife and home to 4 Chaos Gods([[MyFriendsAndZoidberg plus a few more]]) & an arbitrarily large number of demons.
*** That's mainly because most sentient creatures in the galaxy don't have very much [[ThePowerOfLove love]] or [[ThePowerOfFriendship friendship]].
*** The Chaos Gods actually represent both positive and negative emotions, just taken to the extreme. Since they gain power from the emotions, they want their followers to feel as strong emotions as possible. So the daemons of the god of love rape you to death.
** Also home to the Ork gods Gork and Mork, the psychic manifestation of the Ork race. Given that the Orks vast numbers and simple mentality (endlessly enthusiastic and no real concept of defeat or despair), Gork and Mork appear to be invulnerable and portrayed as simply laughing off any attacks by Chaos gods. Fortunately for everyone else they seem to have no plans other than cheering on the Orks and bashing each other over the head.
* In ''{{Exalted}}'', high essence Green Sun Princes can get something like this. It's a soul world rather than a mental world, but same basic thing.
* In ''TabletopGame/NewWorldOfDarkness'', both Mages and Changelings can travel into, and [[RealityWarper warp]] both their own dreams and the dreams of others.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'''s ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'''s Warp is a collective Mental World of the dreams and emotions of every sentient creature in the galaxy.
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galaxy. It's also the only afterlife and home to 4 Chaos Gods([[MyFriendsAndZoidberg Gods ([[MyFriendsAndZoidberg plus a few more]]) & and an arbitrarily large number of demons.
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demons. That's mainly because most sentient creatures in the galaxy don't have very much [[ThePowerOfLove love]] or [[ThePowerOfFriendship friendship]].
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friendship]]. The Chaos Gods actually represent both positive and negative emotions, just taken to the extreme. Since they gain power from the emotions, they want their followers to feel as strong emotions as possible. So the daemons of the god of love rape you to death.
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death. Also home to the Ork gods Gork and Mork, the psychic manifestation of the Ork race. Given that the Orks Orks' vast numbers and simple mentality (endlessly enthusiastic and no real concept of defeat or despair), Gork and Mork appear to be invulnerable and portrayed as simply laughing off any attacks by Chaos gods. Fortunately for everyone else they seem to have no plans other than cheering on the Orks and bashing each other over the head.
* In ''{{Exalted}}'', ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'', high essence Green Sun Princes can get something like this. It's a soul world rather than a mental world, but same basic thing.
* In ''TabletopGame/NewWorldOfDarkness'', both Mages and Changelings can travel into, and [[RealityWarper warp]] both their own dreams and the dreams of others.



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* The dungeons in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' are created from the subconscious of people who are kidnapped and thrown into the TV World.
** Similarly, the Palaces in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'' are created from the distorted views of the world of the people the Phantom Thieves targets (the {{Jerkass}} gym teacher who abuses his students sees the school as a castle where everyone else is his slave, the art mentor who steals his students artwork and passes it off as his own sees the shack he keeps his students in as an art gallery where the students are nothing more than exhibitions to be shown off, the greedy Mafia boss who blackmails high school students sees Shibuya as a giant bank and everyone is an ATM that he can drain of money, etc)

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* The dungeons in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' ''VideoGame/Persona4'' are created from the subconscious of people who are kidnapped and thrown into the TV World.
** Similarly, the Palaces in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'' ''VideoGame/Persona5'' are created from the distorted views of the world of the people the Phantom Thieves targets (the {{Jerkass}} gym teacher who abuses his students sees the school as a castle where everyone else is his slave, the art mentor who steals his students artwork and passes it off as his own sees the shack he keeps his students in as an art gallery where the students are nothing more than exhibitions to be shown off, the greedy Mafia boss who blackmails high school students sees Shibuya as a giant bank and everyone is an ATM that he can drain of money, etc)



* [[spoiler:Sirush]]'s sidequest in ''VideoGame/TheReconstruction'' takes place in one...[[MindScrew maybe]]. It could just be an example of BadDreams.

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* [[spoiler:Sirush]]'s sidequest in ''VideoGame/TheReconstruction'' takes place in one... [[MindScrew maybe]]. It could just be an example of BadDreams.




* Implied to be the case in ''VideoGame/TwistedMetal: Black'', given the impossibility of such things as No-Face and Dollface being unable to consume any food in their current states. [[spoiler:Minion's story mode specifically says that it's all taking place inside Needles Kane's head, if you translate his CypherLanguage.]]
* The setting of ''VideoGame/TheCompanyOfMyself'' exists entirely in Jack's mind, representing [[spoiler: his murder of Kathryn]]. The {{Prequel}}, ''Fixation'', zigzags it a bit; sometimes you're in a real world with a few aspects reflecting Kathryn's problems, and sometimes your in a world entirely based on Kathryn's mental state - although other characters seem to be able to interact with it as well. But the lasers don't affect them, because they're Kathryn's problems. And Jack's [[MesACrowd duplication ability]] - which in ''Company of Myself'' was definitely a metaphor for self-reliance - turns out to be something he can actually do.
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* Implied to be the case in ''VideoGame/TwistedMetal: Black'', given the impossibility of such things as No-Face and Dollface being unable to consume any food in their current states. [[spoiler:Minion's story mode specifically says that it's all taking place inside Needles Kane's head, if you translate his CypherLanguage.]]
* The setting of ''VideoGame/TheCompanyOfMyself'' exists entirely in Jack's mind, representing [[spoiler: his murder of Kathryn]]. The {{Prequel}}, ''Fixation'', zigzags it a bit; sometimes you're in a real world with a few aspects reflecting Kathryn's problems, and sometimes your in a world entirely based on Kathryn's mental state - although other characters seem to be able to interact with it as well. But the lasers don't affect them, because they're Kathryn's problems. And Jack's [[MesACrowd duplication ability]] - which in ''Company of Myself'' was definitely a metaphor for self-reliance - turns out to be something he can actually do.



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* In the third "Hive" story of the WhateleyUniverse, Hive/Samantha has one. Carmilla takes it over as a psychiatrist-slash-talk show host.
* ''{{Comedity}}'' sometimes showed the various sides of Garth's personality sitting around a conference table discussing what he should do next. It got particularly interesting when Karen fell through a plot hole *into* this mental world.

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* In the third "Hive" story of the WhateleyUniverse, Hive/Samantha has one. Carmilla takes it over as a psychiatrist-slash-talk show host.
* ''{{Comedity}}'' sometimes showed the various sides of Garth's personality sitting around a conference table discussing what he should do next. It got particularly interesting when Karen fell through a plot hole *into* this mental world.
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* ''DeptHeavenApocrypha'' featured one of these during its infamous [[DevelopmentHell phantasmagoria event]], wherein a MagicMisfire by [[TheWoobie Nessiah]] accidentally trapped several other students in a mental world created from his most horrific memories. Currently, [[spoiler:Fia]] may have locked herself into one, but we're not sure yet.
* This is where the start of ''Literature/{{Phaeton}}'' series 3 will occur.



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* In the third "Hive" story of the ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'', Hive/Samantha has one. Carmilla takes it over as a psychiatrist-slash-talk show host.
* ''Comedity'' sometimes showed the various sides of Garth's personality sitting around a conference table discussing what he should do next. It got particularly interesting when Karen fell through a plot hole *into* this mental world.
* ''Roleplay/DeptHeavenApocrypha'' featured one of these during its infamous [[DevelopmentHell phantasmagoria event]], wherein a MagicMisfire by [[TheWoobie Nessiah]] accidentally trapped several other students in a mental world created from his most horrific memories. Currently, [[spoiler:Fia]] may have locked herself into one, but we're not sure yet.
* This is where the start of ''Literature/{{Phaeton}}'' series 3 will occur.
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* On ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents,'' Timmy's imaginary friend Gary gets trapped in his mind when he stops believing in him. Gary seeks revenge for being unjustly imprisoned, and uses the power of Timmy's mind dimension to imprison Timmy in his old nightmares. [[spoiler:Timmy is able to defeat Gary when he realizes that since it is his mind, he can warp reality ''better'' than Gary can, and turns the closet monster he was afraid of when he was 5 into what it really was: a green sweater. He had since learned of ''real'' things to be afraid of, and counters Gary's attacks by conjuring an image of [[BabysitterFromHell Vicky]].]]

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* On ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents,'' ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'':
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Timmy's imaginary friend Gary gets trapped in his mind when he stops believing in him. Gary seeks revenge for being unjustly imprisoned, and uses the power of Timmy's mind dimension to imprison Timmy in his old nightmares. [[spoiler:Timmy is able to defeat Gary when he realizes that since it is his mind, he can warp reality ''better'' than Gary can, and turns the closet monster he was afraid of when he was 5 into what it really was: a green sweater. He had since learned of ''real'' things to be afraid of, and counters Gary's attacks by conjuring an image of [[BabysitterFromHell Vicky]].]]



* Played with on ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants.'' When Squidward hypnotizes Spongebob to make him a better waiter, we see the inside of his mind looks like a newspaper office. All the employees are mini versions of Spongebob, with a green visored "editor" telling the workers that he "just got an order from the boss." Then this happens:
-->'''Editor:''' Hurry up! What d'you think I'm paying you for?
-->'''Worker:''' You don't ''pay'' me. We don't even exist. We're just a clever visual metaphor used to personify the abstract concept of thought.
-->'''Editor:''' One more crack like that and you're outta here!
-->'''Worker:''' ''[Begging on his knees]'' NO, PLEASE! I HAVE THREE KIDS!

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* Played with on ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants.''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants.'' When Squidward hypnotizes Spongebob to make him a better waiter, we see the inside of his mind looks like a newspaper office. All the employees are mini versions of Spongebob, with a green visored "editor" telling the workers that he "just got an order from the boss." Then this happens:
-->'''Editor:''' Hurry up! What d'you think I'm paying you for?
-->'''Worker:'''
for?\\
'''Worker:'''
You don't ''pay'' me. We don't even exist. We're just a clever visual metaphor used to personify the abstract concept of thought.
-->'''Editor:'''
thought.\\
'''Editor:'''
One more crack like that and you're outta here!
-->'''Worker:''' ''[Begging
here!\\
'''Worker:''' ''[begging
on his knees]'' NO, PLEASE! I HAVE THREE KIDS!



* ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad:'' Roger's mind consists of animals made out of [=TVs=], tall Oreo mountains and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Q5XN9jJEck&feature=related Chocodiles that turn into party balloons.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad:'' ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'': Roger's mind consists of animals made out of [=TVs=], tall Oreo mountains and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Q5XN9jJEck&feature=related Chocodiles that turn into party balloons.]]



* In WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom, Danny can [[spoiler:use his powers to enter dreams]].

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* In WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom, ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'', Danny can [[spoiler:use his powers to enter dreams]].



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17th Feb '17 7:26:14 PM ASusNunCompany
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* Creator/TerryGilliam's entire catalogue is this trope; he may have finally gotten it out of his system with ''Film/TheImaginariumOfDrParnassus'', in which an old man has a magic show in which he transports people into their own minds. Then he and the Devil present them with a choice to pursue beauty/truth/imagination or selfish id-fulfillment.

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* Creator/TerryGilliam's entire catalogue is this trope; he may have finally gotten it out of his system with ''Film/TheImaginariumOfDrParnassus'', ''Film/TheImaginariumOfDoctorParnassus'', in which an old man has a magic show in which he transports people into their own minds. Then he and the Devil present them with a choice to pursue beauty/truth/imagination or selfish id-fulfillment.
17th Feb '17 7:25:20 PM ASusNunCompany
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* Creator/TerryGilliam's entire catalogue is this trope; he may have finally gotten it out of his system with ''Film/{{TheImaginariumOfDr.Parnassus}}'', in which an old man has a magic show in which he transports people into their own minds. Then he and the Devil present them with a choice to pursue beauty/truth/imagination or selfish id-fulfillment.

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* Creator/TerryGilliam's entire catalogue is this trope; he may have finally gotten it out of his system with ''Film/{{TheImaginariumOfDr.Parnassus}}'', ''Film/TheImaginariumOfDrParnassus'', in which an old man has a magic show in which he transports people into their own minds. Then he and the Devil present them with a choice to pursue beauty/truth/imagination or selfish id-fulfillment.
17th Feb '17 7:24:50 PM ASusNunCompany
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* Creator/TerryGilliam's entire catalogue is this trope; he may have finally gotten it out of his system with ''Film/{{TheImaginariumOfDrParnassus}}'', in which an old man has a magic show in which he transports people into their own minds. Then he and the Devil present them with a choice to pursue beauty/truth/imagination or selfish id-fulfillment.

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* Creator/TerryGilliam's entire catalogue is this trope; he may have finally gotten it out of his system with ''Film/{{TheImaginariumOfDrParnassus}}'', ''Film/{{TheImaginariumOfDr.Parnassus}}'', in which an old man has a magic show in which he transports people into their own minds. Then he and the Devil present them with a choice to pursue beauty/truth/imagination or selfish id-fulfillment.
17th Feb '17 7:23:54 PM ASusNunCompany
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* Creator/TerryGilliam's entire catalogue is this trope; he may have finally gotten it out of his system with ''Film/TheImaginariumOfDrParnassus'', in which an old man has a magic show in which he transports people into their own minds. Then he and the Devil present them with a choice to pursue beauty/truth/imagination or selfish id-fulfillment.

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* Creator/TerryGilliam's entire catalogue is this trope; he may have finally gotten it out of his system with ''Film/TheImaginariumOfDrParnassus'', ''Film/{{TheImaginariumOfDrParnassus}}'', in which an old man has a magic show in which he transports people into their own minds. Then he and the Devil present them with a choice to pursue beauty/truth/imagination or selfish id-fulfillment.
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