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15th Aug '17 9:55:03 AM Nepeta
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* In ''Anime/PuellaMagiSuzuneMagica'', a witch's barrier becomes this for [[spoiler: Haruka Kanade]], leading to [[spoiler: herself becoming a witch]].

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* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' 's barriers tend to invoke this when the character and moment is just right. It is usually a way for [[spoiler: the witch to feed]]. For example, when Madoka gets caught up in H.N Elly's barrier, [[spoiler: Elly torments her with memories of the death of Mami]], until [[BigDamnHeroes Sayaka storms in]].
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In ''Anime/PuellaMagiSuzuneMagica'', a witch's barrier becomes this for [[spoiler: Haruka Kanade]], leading to [[spoiler: herself becoming a witch]].
15th Aug '17 9:53:05 AM Nepeta
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* In ''Anime/PuellaMagiSuzuneMagica'', a witch's barrier becomes this for [[spoiler: Haruka Kanade]], leading to [[spoiler: herself becoming a witch]].
13th Aug '17 7:58:19 PM Sabrewing
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* ''VideoGame/HellbladeSenuasSacrifice'' has the titular Senua travelling to Helheim to save her love Dillion. The only problem is that Senua already suffers from psychosis. The underworld combined with her own madness turns the entire game into this, with only brief instances of light piercing through the ever bleaker darkness, both for her ''and'' [[TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou for the player]].
13th Aug '17 2:50:31 PM MasterofGalaxies4628
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In fact, the purpose of the place could even be as a center of emotional confrontation and ''healing.'' [[TrainingFromHell Healing with a high burnout rate]], but healing nonetheless. It's also worth noting that individuals may create these places or similar effects. {{Telepath|y}}s and [[MasterOfIllusion Masters of Illusion]] absolutely ''love'' to use this on enemies, and the ArtifactOfDoom may use it as a defense.

See also EpiphanicPrison and BlackBugRoom, which can overlap, and VisionQuest. Contrast HappyPlace.

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In fact, the purpose of the place could even be as a center of emotional confrontation and ''healing.'' [[TrainingFromHell Healing with a high burnout rate]], but healing nonetheless. It's also worth noting that individuals may create these places or similar effects.effects themselves. {{Telepath|y}}s and [[MasterOfIllusion Masters of Illusion]] absolutely ''love'' to use this on enemies, and the ArtifactOfDoom may use it as a defense.

See also EpiphanicPrison and BlackBugRoom, EpiphanicPrison, which can overlap, and VisionQuest. Compare Room101 (which is this trope as a small part of a larger, more general-purpose location) and BlackBugRoom (the MentalWorld equivalent) Contrast HappyPlace.
19th Jun '17 11:34:19 AM Monolaf317
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* ''VideoGame/NeverendingNightmares'': The whole game is this for Thomas, taking place inside of his nightmares and all.
20th Apr '17 5:42:26 AM Dracis
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** The Fog Of Lost Souls from the SequelSeries ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra''; essentially the Spirit World's prison for humans, it's a giant cloud of fog that plays upon the insecurities and past failures of those wandering around in it, slowly driving them insane. From the condition [[spoiler: Zhao]] is in when Tenzin and his siblings find him, it's likely that the Fog keeps its prisoners alive for a very long time.

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** The Fog Of Lost Souls from the SequelSeries ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra''; essentially the Spirit World's prison for humans, it's a giant cloud of fog that plays upon the insecurities and past failures of those wandering around in it, slowly driving them insane. From the condition [[spoiler: Zhao]] is in when Tenzin and his siblings find him, it's likely that the Fog keeps its prisoners alive for a very long time. Luckily, there is one way out; the Fog is an EpiphanicPrison, and by coming accepting yourself, flaws and all, you can drive it back and regain your senses. This is no easy matter, though, particularly since the Fog makes rational thought increasingly difficult.
10th Jan '17 11:56:24 PM Scabbard
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* The quote is from ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'', where Luke has to enter a cave on Dagobah and face his fears. It's notably a fear he didn't even know existed ([[spoiler: that he would end up like his father, who he didn't know was Vader at the time]]), and possible not really an evil place, since it's implied the experience would have been much different if he'd not brought his weapons.

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* The quote is from ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'', where Luke has to enter a cave on Dagobah and face his fears. It's notably a fear he didn't even know existed ([[spoiler: that he would end up like his father, who he didn't know was Vader at the time]]), and possible possibly not really an evil place, since it's implied the experience would have been much different if he'd not brought his weapons.
14th Dec '16 2:31:50 AM VVK
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* In ''Webcomic/TheAdventuresOfDrMcNinja'', the White House uses one called the Negazone as a security system. Since most of its victims are super villains or the mentally disturbed, they succumb and lose their sense of self rather quickly.

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* In ''Webcomic/TheAdventuresOfDrMcNinja'', the White House uses one called the Negazone as a security system. Since most of its victims are super villains or the mentally disturbed, they succumb and lose their sense of self rather quickly. This also has the consequence that the visions used by the keeper of the Negazone are less than effective against a heroic character, at least beyond freaking him out briefly.
25th Nov '16 9:50:50 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* The Crystal Maze from ''Literature/TheLookingGlassWars'', basically a test of courage and determination for new queens.

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* The Crystal Maze from ''Literature/TheLookingGlassWars'', basically a ''Literature/TheLookingGlassWars'' psychologically torments new queens to test of their courage and determination for new queens.determination.



** The Dagobah cave which gave Luke so much trouble shows up, late in the series - [[spoiler:it forces some pitiable [[ImAHumanitarian cannibals]] to realize that their parents feeding them human bodies was a regrettable thing, not a tradition they should carry on.]] The experience makes them better people.

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** The Dagobah cave which gave Luke so much trouble shows up, late in the series - -- [[spoiler:it forces some pitiable [[ImAHumanitarian cannibals]] to realize that their parents feeding them human bodies was a regrettable thing, not a tradition they should carry on.]] The experience makes them better people.
28th Oct '16 10:21:11 PM QueenieZ
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* In ''VideoGame/PromDreams'', [[spoiler:the entirety of the game is spent in one of these, created by the antagonist]], although it doesn't appear to at first. Manifesting as [[spoiler:an alternate version of St. Giles Academy and its surrounding city, complete with false copies of its students and faculty]], it grows more horrific as the game progresses, often tormenting the protagonist with taunts and [[spoiler:reminders of his guilt over what happened to each of his love interests]].
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