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9th Nov '16 7:56:57 AM Morgenthaler
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Sometimes people can be really mean to you. The JerkJock and the AlphaBitch will mock you in school, the SadistTeacher and ObstructiveBureaucrat won't leave you alone, the [[TyrantTakesTheHelm vile new boss]] can turn your beloved workplace into hell on earth. Even your [[AbusiveParents parents can hurt you]]. And sometimes your whole city will [[AllOfTheOtherReindeer hate you]] [[LoserSonOfLoserDad for some reasons]]. And you know what the worst part of it is? You can't take revenge. You can't tell your boss what you really think about him, unless you want to lose your job. Standing against the bully will just get you a serious beatdown for your trouble. And how the hell are you going to fight with the whole town? Sometimes the only thing you can do is give in to your [[MrImagination imagination]]. Because there, you can be anyone -- TheChosenOne, a SuperHero or just {{Badass}} with a cool [[BadassLongcoat longcoat]]. And everyone who ever pissed you off will have to pay. You can give villains the faces of your abusers, or just imagine them being beaten by you or [[AuthorAvatar your avatar]].

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Sometimes people can be really mean to you. The JerkJock and the AlphaBitch will mock you in school, the SadistTeacher and ObstructiveBureaucrat won't leave you alone, the [[TyrantTakesTheHelm vile new boss]] can turn your beloved workplace into hell on earth. Even your [[AbusiveParents parents can hurt you]]. And sometimes your whole city will [[AllOfTheOtherReindeer hate you]] [[LoserSonOfLoserDad for some reasons]]. And you know what the worst part of it is? You can't take revenge. You can't tell your boss what you really think about him, unless you want to lose your job. Standing against the bully will just get you a serious beatdown for your trouble. And how the hell are you going to fight with the whole town? Sometimes the only thing you can do is give in to your [[MrImagination imagination]]. Because there, you can be anyone -- TheChosenOne, a SuperHero or just {{Badass}} badass with a cool [[BadassLongcoat longcoat]]. And everyone who ever pissed you off will have to pay. You can give villains the faces of your abusers, or just imagine them being beaten by you or [[AuthorAvatar your avatar]].
25th Jun '16 10:26:25 PM jormis29
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* Lt. Barclay does this in his first appearance on ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' but unlike most other examples he has the holodeck to make his power fantasies reality.

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* Lt. Barclay does this in his first appearance on ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' and his appearances on ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' but unlike most other examples he has the holodeck to make his power fantasies reality.
25th Jun '16 11:17:40 AM Morgenthaler
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25th Jun '16 9:59:59 AM Morgenthaler
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* Done hilariously in ''JusticeLeagueUnlimited''. When Dr. Milo, a high-ranking Cadmus employee, is told by his boss (Amanda Waller) he's fired, he at once pulls out a huge laser cannon and kills everyone else at the conference table. Of course, it's a fantasy and in real life he just meekly takes his pink slip [[spoiler: before releasing Doomsday as payback.]]

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* Done hilariously in ''JusticeLeagueUnlimited''.''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited''. When Dr. Milo, a high-ranking Cadmus employee, is told by his boss (Amanda Waller) he's fired, he at once pulls out a huge laser cannon and kills everyone else at the conference table. Of course, it's a fantasy and in real life he just meekly takes his pink slip [[spoiler: before releasing Doomsday as payback.]]



* ''AngelaAnaconda'' has these OnceAnEpisode... One time she even paid homage to ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'' to the point where, in an altered version, she actually ''mentions'' Digimon terms, like Digivolve and attaching -mon at the end of people's names.

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* ''AngelaAnaconda'' ''WesternAnimation/AngelaAnaconda'' has these OnceAnEpisode... One time she even paid homage to ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'' to the point where, in an altered version, she actually ''mentions'' Digimon terms, like Digivolve and attaching -mon at the end of people's names.
26th May '16 5:21:54 PM WillBGood
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17th May '16 2:06:15 PM Morgenthaler
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* An alternative interpretation of the [[HappyEnding Happy Endings]] of both ''TaxiDriver'' and ''Film/TheKingOfComedy'' (both of which were made by Creator/MartinScorsese and star RobertDeNiro) is that they occurred all in the protagonists' heads.

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* An alternative interpretation of the [[HappyEnding Happy Endings]] of both ''TaxiDriver'' ''Film/TaxiDriver'' and ''Film/TheKingOfComedy'' (both of which were made by Creator/MartinScorsese and star RobertDeNiro) is that they occurred all in the protagonists' heads.
29th Mar '16 6:41:02 PM Eagal
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* Really who hasn't done this at some point in their childhood?
** ''Just'' their childhood?

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** ''Just'' their childhood?
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13th Mar '16 8:44:46 PM PaulA
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* The short story ''The Secret Life of Walter Mitty'' by Creator/JamesThurber is all about this.

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* The short story ''The Secret Life of Walter Mitty'' "Literature/TheSecretLifeOfWalterMitty" by Creator/JamesThurber is all about this.a man who frequently daydreams about being heroic and powerful, in contrast to his humdrum reality.
10th Feb '16 8:10:07 AM Anddrix
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* At the end of ''ComicBook/YoungbloodJudgement Day'' it's revealed that all DarkerAndEdgier state of ImageUniverse and his own power and position are [[spoiler: Sentinel's]] PowerFantasy turned into reality.

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* At the end of ''ComicBook/YoungbloodJudgement Day'' ''ComicBook/YoungbloodJudgementDay'' it's revealed that all DarkerAndEdgier state of ImageUniverse and his own power and position are [[spoiler: Sentinel's]] PowerFantasy turned into reality.
10th Feb '16 8:09:52 AM Anddrix
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* At the end of ''{{Youngblood}}: Judgement Day'' it's revealed that all DarkerAndEdgier state of ImageUniverse and his own power and position are [[spoiler: Sentinel's]] PowerFantasy turned into reality.

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* At the end of ''{{Youngblood}}: Judgement ''ComicBook/YoungbloodJudgement Day'' it's revealed that all DarkerAndEdgier state of ImageUniverse and his own power and position are [[spoiler: Sentinel's]] PowerFantasy turned into reality.
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