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29th Oct '17 6:39:01 AM nighttrainfm
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* Just about every companion in ''Series/DoctorWho'' is pretty much in this position before going with the Doctor.
** In a rare case, Donna chooses the blue pill. Of course, she comes to regret the decision and goes as far as investigating paranormal activity in hopes of bumping into him. Eventually, she does, in a CrowningMomentOfFunny.
*** Grace, from the 8th Doctor TV movie, also chooses not to accompany the Doctor. Various ExpandedUniverse stories have explored the consequences of that decision.
** In the series 5 episode ''The Beast Below'', there's a tremendous red-pill/blue-pill plot, whereby people who found out about the big secret that [[spoiler:a captured SpaceWhale was powering the city]] were given the choice to forget or dissent. Dissenters were eaten. The Queen also got the same choice, [[spoiler:about once every 10 years for the past 300 or so years]].
*** A similar forget-me-now is seen in New Earth (Gridlock)

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
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Just about every companion in ''Series/DoctorWho'' is pretty much in this position before going with the Doctor.
Doctor, especially in the revival where the Doctor seems to prefer people who [[JumpedAtTheCall jump at the call.]]
** In a rare case, Donna chooses the blue pill. Of course, she comes to regret the decision and goes as far as investigating paranormal activity in hopes of bumping into him. Eventually, him again - which, naturally, she does, in a CrowningMomentOfFunny.
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does.
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Grace, from the 8th Eighth Doctor TV movie, also chooses not to accompany the Doctor. Various ExpandedUniverse stories have explored the consequences of that decision.
** In the series 5 episode ''The Beast Below'', there's a tremendous red-pill/blue-pill plot, whereby people who found out about the big secret that [[spoiler:a captured SpaceWhale was powering the city]] were given the choice to forget or dissent. Dissenters were eaten. The Queen also got the same choice, [[spoiler:about once every 10 years for the past 300 or so years]].
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years.]]
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A similar forget-me-now is seen in New Earth (Gridlock)
28th Oct '17 1:16:53 PM nombretomado
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* In ChristinaAguilera's ''Birds of Prey''

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* In ChristinaAguilera's Music/ChristinaAguilera's ''Birds of Prey''
17th Oct '17 4:41:29 PM jormis29
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* ''TabletopGame/ContinuumRoleplayingInTheYet#''. Each {{PC}} starts the game by experiencing a first encounter with time travel. They are then contacted and given a choice ("Invitation to Dance") by a group of spanners (time travelers). They can either join the group and become a spanner, or have the spanners erase their memories of their experience (this was clearly based on the RedPillBluePill scene in ''Film/TheMatrix'').

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* ''TabletopGame/ContinuumRoleplayingInTheYet#''.''TabletopGame/ContinuumRoleplayingInTheYet''. Each {{PC}} starts the game by experiencing a first encounter with time travel. They are then contacted and given a choice ("Invitation to Dance") by a group of spanners (time travelers). They can either join the group and become a spanner, or have the spanners erase their memories of their experience (this was clearly based on the RedPillBluePill scene in ''Film/TheMatrix'').
17th Oct '17 4:40:05 PM jormis29
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Continuum}}: Roleplaying in the Yet''. Each {{PC}} starts the game by experiencing a first encounter with time travel. They are then contacted and given a choice ("Invitation to Dance") by a group of spanners (time travelers). They can either join the group and become a spanner, or have the spanners erase their memories of their experience (this was clearly based on the RedPillBluePill scene in ''Film/TheMatrix'').

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Continuum}}: Roleplaying in the Yet''.''TabletopGame/ContinuumRoleplayingInTheYet#''. Each {{PC}} starts the game by experiencing a first encounter with time travel. They are then contacted and given a choice ("Invitation to Dance") by a group of spanners (time travelers). They can either join the group and become a spanner, or have the spanners erase their memories of their experience (this was clearly based on the RedPillBluePill scene in ''Film/TheMatrix'').
14th Oct '17 9:37:17 PM Psychadelico
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** In [[http://www.awkwardzombie.com/comic1-111906.php one gag]], Neo actually reaches for the ''blue'' pill, prompting Morpheus to comment, "By the way, the blue pill is a suppository." Grimacing, Neo takes the red pill instead. [[SmugSnake "Excellent Choice, Neo."]]

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** In [[http://www.awkwardzombie.com/comic1-111906.php one gag]], Neo actually reaches for the ''blue'' pill, prompting Morpheus to comment, "By the way, the blue pill is a suppository.[[AssShove suppository]]." Grimacing, Neo takes the red pill instead. [[SmugSnake "Excellent Choice, Neo."]]
19th Sep '17 2:46:04 AM eroock
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20th Aug '17 12:16:16 PM wingedcatgirl
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* [[DeadpanSnarker Snarkily]] referenced in [[http://www.mspaforums.com/showthread.php?39168-Aisleventure-Make-a-contract-with-me-and-become-a-magical-girl!-THE-END&p=5090482&highlight=blue+pill#post5090482 this]] ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' JackassGenie forum game:
-->> '''AltText''': You have successfully taken the blue pill.



* [[http://img835.imageshack.us/img835/9509/redpillbluepill.png Something like it]] happened in ''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}''.
5th Aug '17 1:41:08 PM SplineTicker
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* A popular [[EpilepticTrees fan theory]] to better explain the [[AudienceAlienatingPremise infamous]] [[EndingAversion endings ]] of ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'' relies upon this trope. The Indoctrination Theory posits that the blue and green endings i.e. Control and Synthesis are representative of the blue pill, where the PlayerCharacter succumbs to [[MoreThanMindControl Reaper indoctrination]], while the red ending i.e. Destroy represents Shepard taking the red pill and breaking free of indoctrination.
9th Jun '17 3:00:08 PM nombretomado
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* From the WhateleyUniverse, in Bladedancer's origin story ''"Destiny's Wave"''. The Taoist Immortal Lan Caihe Ho offers Alex Farshine the choice: give up the magic sword and return to his mundane life, or keep it and become Handmaid Of The Tao, servant of powers of which she understands nothing.

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* From the WhateleyUniverse, Literature/WhateleyUniverse, in Bladedancer's origin story ''"Destiny's Wave"''. The Taoist Immortal Lan Caihe Ho offers Alex Farshine the choice: give up the magic sword and return to his mundane life, or keep it and become Handmaid Of The Tao, servant of powers of which she understands nothing.
5th Jun '17 8:40:12 PM PaulA
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* Creator/RobertHeinlein's novella "Gulf". When former FBS agent Joseph Brigss goes to "Kettle Belly" Baldwin to try to find out what's going on, Kettle Belly offers to set him up anywhere in the world with an air-tight secret identity and enough cash for a new start. He warns Briggs that his offer is Briggs' only chance for a normal, happy life and that if he doesn't take it and gets the answers he's looking for, his life expectancy will significantly decrease. Briggs insists on the truth and ends up joining Kettle Belly's secret society of geniuses.

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* Creator/RobertHeinlein's novella "Gulf"."Literature/{{Gulf}}". When former FBS agent Joseph Brigss goes to "Kettle Belly" Baldwin to try to find out what's going on, Kettle Belly offers to set him up anywhere in the world with an air-tight secret identity and enough cash for a new start. He warns Briggs that his offer is Briggs' only chance for a normal, happy life and that if he doesn't take it and gets the answers he's looking for, his life expectancy will significantly decrease. Briggs insists on the truth and ends up joining Kettle Belly's secret society of geniuses.
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