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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]].
25th Oct '16 2:16:56 PM SimiOfDoom
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* The House in ''Series/BeyondTheWalls'' acts like this to everyone who enters. Lisa [[spoiler: sees the ghost of her little sister]] and Julien has do deal with [[spoiler: a fallen comrade from the first world war]]. It is implied that the House latches onto the feelings of [[spoiler: guilt or even survivor's guilt]] and makes the people inside deal with them in a rather direct way.
22nd Oct '16 10:10:30 PM Xtifr
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* The story ''Ghost V'' by Creator/RobertSheckley provides a semi-hard science example: a planet whose atmosphere contains a hallucinogenic gas causing all-too-real hallucinations and animating long-suppressed fears of those who breathe it.

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* The story ''Ghost V'' "Ghost V" by Creator/RobertSheckley provides a semi-hard science example: a planet whose atmosphere contains a hallucinogenic gas causing all-too-real hallucinations and animating long-suppressed fears of those who breathe it.
22nd Oct '16 10:09:03 PM Xtifr
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* The story ''Ghost V'' by RobertSheckley provides a semi-hard science example: a planet whose atmosphere contains a hallucinogenic gas causing all-too-real hallucinations and animating long-suppressed fears of those who breathe it.

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* The story ''Ghost V'' by RobertSheckley Creator/RobertSheckley provides a semi-hard science example: a planet whose atmosphere contains a hallucinogenic gas causing all-too-real hallucinations and animating long-suppressed fears of those who breathe it.
17th Oct '16 12:04:08 PM Nopperabo
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* ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse'' is fond of this trope.
** In the 20th anniversary edition of ''Umbra: The Velvet Shadow'', Erebus is described in these terms. Garou who wish to be rid of extreme Wyrm taint are submerged in the silver lake of Erebus, where the realm's guardians compel them to come to terms with their sins.
** In ''Rage Across the Heavens'', Umbral travelers visiting Vulcan must tread the Path of Ashes, where they must master their greatest weaknesses and fears.
** All circles of the Black Spiral Labyrinth inflict psychological torment on those who enter. One's innermost secrets, fears, and pain are laid bare before the Wyrm.

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22nd Sep '16 3:11:01 PM Scorntex
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* ''Series/RedDwarf:'' The false reality generated by the Despair Squid is designed to break the Dwarfers by making them believe they are people who are the exact opposite of their actual nature.
** The Cat is made to believe he's a colossal dork named Duane Dibley.
** Rimmer is Billy Doyle, the pathetic, homeless half-brother of a rich, successful government worker, removing his ability to blame his parents for his various screw-ups.
** Lister is Sebastian Doyle, the mass-murdering head of the Department of Alterations, in charge of "purifying" the fascistic government of undesirables.
** And Kryten is Jake Bullet, a macho-named man working in Cybernautics (I.E. Traffic Control). He's fine up until he's forced to take a life to defend a child.
18th Sep '16 1:05:23 PM WillBGood
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* The "[[SuperFunHappyThingOfDoom island where dreams come true]]" from ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia''. Not daydreams, ''dreams.''.

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* The "[[SuperFunHappyThingOfDoom island where dreams come true]]" from ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia''. Not daydreams, ''dreams.''.''[[RealDreamsAreWeirder dreams.]]'' With all that [[NightmareSequence that implies.]]
18th Sep '16 1:04:24 PM WillBGood
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* The "[[SuperFunHappyThingOfDoom island where dreams come true]]" from ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia''. Not daydreams, ''[[NightmareSequence dre]][[RealDreamsAreWeirder ams]]''.

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* The "[[SuperFunHappyThingOfDoom island where dreams come true]]" from ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia''. Not daydreams, ''[[NightmareSequence dre]][[RealDreamsAreWeirder ams]]''.''dreams.''.
10th Aug '16 8:55:59 AM ChaoticNovelist
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* The TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} universe should be noted for being the incarnation of this trope, though the Dark Eldar city is probably this in universe.
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