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14th Jun '18 7:56:41 PM nombretomado
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* Matpat of WebVideo/GameTheoryWebShow runs a series called ''Reality Check'', where the premise is analysing video games such as VideoGame/RainbowSix to see how they compare to real life by putting actual gamers into those situations.

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* Matpat of WebVideo/GameTheoryWebShow WebVideo/GameTheory runs a series called ''Reality Check'', where the premise is analysing video games such as VideoGame/RainbowSix to see how they compare to real life by putting actual gamers into those situations.
25th May '18 9:37:02 PM Valiona
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Usually used on people who are supposed to be on the same side as TheHero, and who are cooperating, but not seriously enough. CavalierCompetitor is a natural target for it. The ObstructiveBureaucrat, for instance, is usually told that this is a MatterOfLifeAndDeath.

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Usually used on people who are supposed to be on the same side as TheHero, and who are cooperating, but not seriously enough. CavalierCompetitor is a natural target for it. The ObstructiveBureaucrat, for instance, is usually told that this is a MatterOfLifeAndDeath.
MatterOfLifeAndDeath. Sometimes, though, the target ''is'' entirely serious, and the use of this statement may reflect a difference in perspectives between them and the speaker.



** Dragons berates a subordinate not to enjoy a battle they just won. It's war.

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** Dragons berates When one of Dragon's subordinates in the Revolutionary Army celebrates winning a subordinate battle, Dragon sternly reminds him that this is war, and victories should not to enjoy a battle be celebrated.
** After Zoro tells the crew that Usopp shouldn't be allowed back into the crew until he apologizes for his insubordination, he caps off the speech by saying that
they just won. It's war."aren't playing a game of being pirates."



* In ''Fanfic/WhereTalentGoesToDie'', after Monokuma gives everyone the second motive- information on how to kill another classmate and/or that classmate's dirty secrets- [[TeamDad Mitamura]] acknowledges that everyone has probably looked at the information already. [[JerkAss Hoshino]], [[CommanderContrarian who'd otherwise taken every opportunity to deride Mitamura]], is actually somewhat impressed that she realizes that the killing game isn't like "playing elected official" at her old school. In response, Mitamura points out that her work for the student council wasn't a game, either, even if she's aware that the stakes are much higher now.



* In ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', which is based on a game, [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0417.html we get a different differentiation]]:

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* In ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', which is based on a game, [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0417.html we get a different differentiation]]:differentiation]], when Haley's well-intentioned but misguided attempt to reassure some of Azure City's defenders gets her a stern rebuke from O-Chul.
11th May '18 2:28:37 PM MajinAkuma
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** In ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'', Tai gets reckless after he learns he's in {{Cyberspace}}, thinking that the Digital World's only virtual and there's no real danger. He's eventually set straight that it's as real as Earth, with no extra lives or continues, and has a HeroicBSOD over how his recklessness could've killed him.

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** In ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'', Tai Taichi gets reckless after he learns he's in {{Cyberspace}}, thinking that the Digital World's only virtual and there's no real danger. He's eventually set straight that it's as real as Earth, with no extra lives or continues, and has a HeroicBSOD over how his recklessness could've killed him.



** Also shows up in ''Anime/DigimonTamers''. After learning that Digimon are real, Kazu and Kenta think that being a Tamer and fighting evil Digimon is the coolest thing ever. When they want to accompany Takato to one of these fights, Takato nixes it, invoking this trope.
** Henry got a taste of this trope before the series started. Prior to the series, he absolutely loved playing the Digimon computer game. Then one day after receiving a new edition of it from his father, he picked Terriermon as his starter. After some play, Henry slowly realizes that it's real. After gaining Terriermon as his partner, Henry swears off fighting and becomes an ActualPacifist.

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** Also shows up in ''Anime/DigimonTamers''. After learning that Digimon are real, Kazu Hirokazu and Kenta think that being a Tamer and fighting evil Digimon is the coolest thing ever. When they want to accompany Takato to one of these fights, Takato nixes it, invoking this trope.
** Henry Jiangliang got a taste of this trope before the series started. Prior to the series, he absolutely loved playing the Digimon computer game. Then one day after receiving a new edition of it from his father, he picked Terriermon as his starter. After some play, Henry Jiangliang slowly realizes that it's real. After gaining Terriermon as his partner, Henry Jiangliang swears off fighting and becomes an ActualPacifist.



* In ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV'', Shun Kurosaki uses this line when Reiji says his little brother Reira will join them on their quest, pointing out life and death duels are no place for children. Reiji assures Reira's skills make up for his youth.

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* In ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV'', Shun Kurosaki uses this line when Reiji says his little brother sibling Reira will join them on their quest, pointing out life and death duels are no place for children. Reiji assures Reira's skills make up for his youth.


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* ''Manga/OnePiece'':
** 10 years prior to the start of the story, Shanks told Luffy that being a pirate is not a game. When Luffy gets captured by the bandit Grizzly, Shanks has to teach Luffy some lessons how dangerous it is to live as a pirate.
** Dragons berates a subordinate not to enjoy a battle they just won. It's war.
1st May '18 9:09:24 PM nombretomado
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SisterTrope to ThisIsReality, but with no invocation of the FourthWall (unless, of course, it's being said within a VideoGame). YouWatchTooMuchX is a milder SisterTrope. [[IThoughtItMeant Not related to]] [[UsefulNotes/{{Basketball}} Allen Iverson's]] [[Memes/{{Sports}} thoughts on]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d29VsG35DQM practice.]]

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SisterTrope to ThisIsReality, but with no invocation of the FourthWall (unless, of course, it's being said within a VideoGame). YouWatchTooMuchX is a milder SisterTrope. [[IThoughtItMeant [[JustForFun/IThoughtItMeant Not related to]] [[UsefulNotes/{{Basketball}} Allen Iverson's]] [[Memes/{{Sports}} thoughts on]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d29VsG35DQM practice.]]
16th Apr '18 4:03:57 PM ultimomant
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* In ''Fanfic/FateHaremAntics'', Ayako Mitsuari only learns about the existence of magic and the Holy Grail War due to becoming Assassin/Hassan of Serenity's new Master. Ayako angrily confronts Rin Tohsaka about leaving her LockedOutOfTheLoop when they have been friends for years. Rin says this isn't a game, and since Ayako can't use magic, getting involved will likely get her killed.



* Inverted in ''WesternAnimation/FindingNemo'': at one point, the only way that Marlin and Dorey make it out of a dangerous situation without completely dissolving into panic is by pretending that it *is* a game.

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* Inverted in ''WesternAnimation/FindingNemo'': at At one point, the only way that Marlin and Dorey make it out of a dangerous situation without completely dissolving into panic is by pretending that it *is* a game.
5th Apr '18 9:35:48 AM CASCHero
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* In ''Film/KickAss2'', Kick-Ass and Red Mist are fighting and ends with the latter hanging over a shark tank. Kick-Ass manages to grab him and pleads with him to stops his super-villain act, citing "This isn't a comic book!".

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* In ''Film/KickAss2'', Kick-Ass and Red Mist Motherf**ker are fighting and ends with the latter hanging over a shark tank. Kick-Ass manages to grab him and pleads with him to stops his super-villain act, citing "This isn't a comic book!".
5th Apr '18 9:28:29 AM CASCHero
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* In ''Film/KickAss2'' Kick Ass and Red Mist are fighting and ends with the latter hanging over a shark pit. Kick Ass manages to grab him and pleads with him to stops his super-villain act, citing "This isn't a comic book!".

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* In ''Film/KickAss2'' Kick Ass ''Film/KickAss2'', Kick-Ass and Red Mist are fighting and ends with the latter hanging over a shark pit. Kick Ass tank. Kick-Ass manages to grab him and pleads with him to stops his super-villain act, citing "This isn't a comic book!".
5th Apr '18 9:26:39 AM CASCHero
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* In ''Film/KickAss2'' Kick Ass and Red Mist are fighting and ends with the latter hanging over a shark pit. Kick Ass manages to grab him and pleads with him to stops his super-villain act, citing "This isn't a comic book!".
1st Feb '18 8:02:07 AM MasterFuzzy
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-->Harry: "I. Am not. Yoda."

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-->Harry: ''' "I. Am not. Yoda." '''
23rd Jan '18 6:24:49 AM Cryoclaste
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-->'''Casey:''' This is not an XBox. You are not an [[Franchise/XMen X-Man]].

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-->'''Casey:''' This is not an XBox.Xbox. You are not an [[Franchise/XMen X-Man]].
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