History Main / NotSoImaginaryFriend

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]]
11th Feb '17 7:56:07 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]]
30th Jan '17 7:29:08 AM fsdfsdfsd
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* The premise of ''Webcomic/AvasDemon'' is that the main cast are all possessed by demons who only they can see. Inverted with Ava and Gil, who initially thought that these demons were hallucinations and refused to interact with them until they got proof otherwise (Gil by Nevy [[MundaneUtility passing him test answers during an exam]] and Ava by dying and finally seeing that Wrathia's spirit exists outside of her mind).
7th Jan '17 12:53:40 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* After Wrestling/TheBeautifulPeople's collective [[HeelFaceTurn face turn]] in Wrestling/{{TNA}}, Wrestling/AngelinaLove started being visited by a woman in the mirror named [[Wrestling/KatarinaWaters "Winter"]] claiming to be her "fan", who would vanish whenever another wrestler looked in it with her. Winter finally appeared to her in person during a brawl with "Las Primas" [[Wrestling/TheaTrinidad Rosita]] and Sartina.[[/folder]]

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* After Wrestling/TheBeautifulPeople's collective [[HeelFaceTurn face turn]] in Wrestling/{{TNA}}, Wrestling/AngelinaLove started being visited by a woman in the mirror named [[Wrestling/KatarinaWaters "Winter"]] claiming to be her "fan", who would vanish whenever another wrestler looked in it with her. Winter finally appeared to her in person during a brawl with "Las Primas" [[Wrestling/TheaTrinidad Rosita]] and Sartina.Wrestling/{{Sar|ahStock}}ita.[[/folder]]
21st Dec '16 5:19:19 AM Medinoc
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* Al Calavicci in ''Series/QuantumLeap''. He's a hologram adviser that generally only Sam Beckett can see and hear (although Al is also visible to animals, small children, the mentally handicapped and the dying). Ninety percent of the time, though, anyone seeing and hearing Sam talking to Al assumes that he's talking to himself, because as far as they can tell, no-one is there.

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* Al Calavicci in ''Series/QuantumLeap''. He's a hologram adviser that generally only Sam Beckett can see and hear (although Al is also visible to animals, small children, the mentally handicapped and the dying).dying -- in short, those lacking a Weirdness Censor). Ninety percent of the time, though, anyone seeing and hearing Sam talking to Al assumes that he's talking to himself, because as far as they can tell, no-one is there.
11th Dec '16 1:58:03 AM Xtifr
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* In "Mr. Lupescu", a short story by Anthony Boucher, this is done as part of a scheme to MurderTheHypotenuse. Alan wants Marjorie, but she is already married to the wealthy Robert. So Alan pretends to be her son Bobby's fairy godfather "Mr. Lupescu" using an elaborate costume and gains his trust with stories of travels in the Milky Way. He also instills a fear of an imaginary monster called Gorgo that will punish Bobby if he misbehaves. All so that the boy will allow him into the house to meet Robert, whom he promptly kills. "Mr. Lupescu" warns Bobby not to tell people what happened or else Gorgo will take him. Of course, no one believes stories of a fairy godfather killing Robert, leaving the police baffled. Alan goes home and destroys his costume, satisfied in the knowledge that Marjorie, now a rich widow, is available. [[spoiler:Unfortunately for Alan, Gorgo turns out to be a Not So Imaginary Monster.]]

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* In "Mr. Lupescu", a short story by Anthony Boucher, Creator/AnthonyBoucher, this is done as part of a scheme to MurderTheHypotenuse. Alan wants Marjorie, but she is already married to the wealthy Robert. So Alan pretends to be her son Bobby's fairy godfather "Mr. Lupescu" using an elaborate costume and gains his trust with stories of travels in the Milky Way. He also instills a fear of an imaginary monster called Gorgo that will punish Bobby if he misbehaves. All so that the boy will allow him into the house to meet Robert, whom he promptly kills. "Mr. Lupescu" warns Bobby not to tell people what happened or else Gorgo will take him. Of course, no one believes stories of a fairy godfather killing Robert, leaving the police baffled. Alan goes home and destroys his costume, satisfied in the knowledge that Marjorie, now a rich widow, is available. [[spoiler:Unfortunately for Alan, Gorgo turns out to be a Not So Imaginary Monster.]]
23rd Nov '16 12:07:28 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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* In the ''Manga/""Naruto}}'' fanfic ''FanFic/InvisibleFox'' Naruto is rendered permanently invisible at a young age by an accident, is believed to be dead by everyone, and makes no attempt to disabuse them of this. After he saves Hinata from being bullied by pretending to be a ghost, she invites him to stay with her and becomes her secret friend, until he's forced to reveal himself and is basically accepted as part of the Hyuuga clan.

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* In the ''Manga/""Naruto}}'' ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' fanfic ''FanFic/InvisibleFox'' Naruto is rendered permanently invisible at a young age by an accident, is believed to be dead by everyone, and makes no attempt to disabuse them of this. After he saves Hinata from being bullied by pretending to be a ghost, she invites him to stay with her and becomes her secret friend, until he's forced to reveal himself and is basically accepted as part of the Hyuuga clan.
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