History Main / NotSoImaginaryFriend

24th Jun '17 6:11:04 AM TheEmmjay
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* In [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FaoVpVXcZsA Missing Halloween]], a little boy's supposedly imaginary friend (a girl he'd gone trick-or-treating with for two Halloweens) is revealed to be [[spoiler:the ghost of a girl who'd died the previous Halloween when her foot got caught in a bear trap and she was unable to escape.]] Although nobody but the boy ever actually sees her, the search party who goes looking for him after he runs into the woods after her does find [[spoiler:him sleeping next to her corpse, her leg still caught in the trap.]]

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* In [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FaoVpVXcZsA Missing Halloween]], a little boy's supposedly imaginary friend (a girl he'd gone trick-or-treating with for two Halloweens) with) is revealed to be [[spoiler:the ghost of a girl who'd died the previous Halloween when her foot got caught in a bear trap and she was unable to escape.]] Although nobody but the boy ever actually sees her, the a search party who goes looking for him after he runs into the woods after her does find [[spoiler:him sleeping next to her [[spoiler:her corpse, with her leg still caught in the trap.]]
24th Jun '17 5:55:42 AM TheEmmjay
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* In [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FaoVpVXcZsA Missing Halloween]], a little boy's supposedly imaginary friend (a girl he'd gone trick-or-treating with for two Halloweens) is revealed to be [[spoiler:the ghost of a girl who'd died the previous Halloween when her foot got caught in a bear trap and she was unable to escape.]] Although nobody but the boy ever actually sees her, the search party who goes looking for him after he runs into the woods after her does find [[spoiler:him sleeping next to her corpse, her leg still caught in the trap.]]
7th Jun '17 12:07:58 AM CaptEquinox
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* The little girls in Zilpha Keatley Snyder's ''The Changeling'' believe Ivy's sister Josie is magic, that she sees and talks with people who are invisible to them. Exploring a burned-out BigFancyHouse, they intuit the tragic story of its owner, Annabelle, and her children; unnoticed, Josie plays and chatters in the remains of the garden. She gathers a bouquet of dead flowers, saying "the beautiful dead lady gave them to me." The way the dialogue unfolds, did Josie see Annabelle? Or is she saying this so she can keep her flowers? This being Josie, it could be either (and this being Snyder, it could be ''both'').
11th May '17 10:18:03 PM glickmam
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** WordOfGod: In an interview on a documentary called ''Sesame Street Unpaved'', hosted by Sonia Manzano (Maria), Snuffy's performer, Martin P. Robinson, revealed that Snuffy was finally introduced to the main human cast because of a string of high profile and sometimes graphic stories of pedophilia and sexual abuse of children on such news programs as ''60 Minutes'' and ''20/20''. The writers felt that by having the adults refuse to believe Big Bird despite the fact that he was telling the truth, [[YouWouldntBelieveMeIfIToldYou they were scaring children into thinking that their parents would not believe them if they had been sexually abused and that they'd just be better off remaining silent.]] Loretta Long (Susan) corroborated this by uttering the words "Bronx daycare" during Robinson's explanation, a reference to reports of sexual abuse at the PRACA Day Care Center in New York City's Bronx borough, as covered by area TV stations WCBS and WNBC.

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** WordOfGod: In an interview on a documentary called ''Sesame Street Unpaved'', hosted by Sonia Manzano (Maria), Snuffy's performer, Martin P. Robinson, revealed that Snuffy was finally introduced to the main human cast because of a string of high profile and sometimes graphic stories of pedophilia and sexual abuse of children on such news programs as ''60 Minutes'' ''Series/SixtyMinutes'' and ''20/20''.''Series/TwentyTwenty''. The writers felt that by having the adults refuse to believe Big Bird despite the fact that he was telling the truth, [[YouWouldntBelieveMeIfIToldYou they were scaring children into thinking that their parents would not believe them if they had been sexually abused and that they'd just be better off remaining silent.]] Loretta Long (Susan) corroborated this by uttering the words "Bronx daycare" during Robinson's explanation, a reference to reports of sexual abuse at the PRACA Day Care Center in New York City's Bronx borough, as covered by area TV stations WCBS and WNBC.
23rd Apr '17 9:34:17 PM Prfnoff
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* In ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'', the notorious [[LondonGangster East End gangster]] Dinsdale Piranha [[note]]a ShoutOut to the RealLife Kray twins, one of which was mentally unstable.[[/note]] thinks he is being watched by an enormous hedgehog named Spiny Norman. He's right.

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* In ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'', the notorious [[LondonGangster East End gangster]] Dinsdale Piranha [[note]]a ShoutOut to the RealLife Kray twins, one of which was mentally unstable.[[/note]] thinks he is being watched by an enormous hedgehog named Spiny Norman. He's right.This seemingly delusional belief is exploited in his capture, but Spiny Norman makes a surprise appearance at the end of the sketch, calling Dinsdale's name all over London.
2nd Apr '17 11:44:11 AM nombretomado
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* In the first season of ''HomeAndAway'', 8-year-old Sally had an imaginary friend called Milco. 20 years later, she meets her long-lost twin brother, Miles Copeland.

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* In the first season of ''HomeAndAway'', ''Series/HomeAndAway'', 8-year-old Sally had an imaginary friend called Milco. 20 years later, she meets her long-lost twin brother, Miles Copeland.
25th Feb '17 9:42:43 PM DarkPhoenix94
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* ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'' briefly references this trope, with a side-note revealing that thanks to Professor Xavier, it's been discovered that Jean-Paul's insane sister's imaginary friend is, in fact, not so imaginary after all.
23rd Feb '17 11:12:52 PM CaptEquinox
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Compare with ItWasHereISwear. See also CassandraTruth, IgnoredExpert. If the character(s) seeing this character are not believed because they've lied in the past, it's CryingWolf. Sometimes this character will be MistakenForAnImposter. Often overlaps with MissedHimByThatMuch. Should not be confused with a {{Tulpa}}, where an imaginary friend is transformed into a real being by people, usually, but not always its creator, [[ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve literally believing in it enough]].

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Compare with ItWasHereISwear. See also CassandraTruth, IgnoredExpert. If the character(s) seeing this character are not believed because they've lied in the past, it's CryingWolf. Sometimes this character will be MistakenForAnImposter. Often overlaps with MissedHimByThatMuch. Should not be confused with a {{Tulpa}}, ([[http://www.astraeasweb.net/religion/davidneel_tibet.html a real and dangerous part of an ancient belief system]]), where an imaginary friend person is transformed into a real being by people, usually, but not always its creator, [[ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve literally believing in it enough]].
22nd Feb '17 1:25:25 PM eroock
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* Frank from ''Film/DonnieDarko''. He's ''literally'' a six-foot rabbit that no-one besides the title character can see. For good reason, since he's [[spoiler:a schizophrenic vision of said character. Or a time-traveling murder victim of that same character. Or a metaphor for the DeusExMachina that hit the ResetButton. Or... [[MindScrew all of the above]].]]
11th Feb '17 7:56:44 AM GoldenSlaughterer
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* Menma from ''Anime/AnoHanaTheFlowerWeSawThatDay'' could at first be dismissed as Jinta hallucinating, but by the end of the show [[she is seen by and communicates with the entire main cast]]

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* Menma from ''Anime/AnoHanaTheFlowerWeSawThatDay'' could at first be dismissed as Jinta hallucinating, but by the end of the show [[she [[spoiler:she is seen by and communicates with the entire main cast]]
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