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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.
31st May '17 6:09:32 PM nombretomado
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* In Diane Duane's ''YoungWizards'' series, a potential wizard has to take the Wizard's Oath before getting any magical powers. And even after taking the Oath "wizardry does not live in the unwilling heart", so if the wizard ends up truly regretting having gotten involved they lose their powers and LaserGuidedAmnesia sets in.

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* In Diane Duane's ''YoungWizards'' ''Literature/YoungWizards'' series, a potential wizard has to take the Wizard's Oath before getting any magical powers. And even after taking the Oath "wizardry does not live in the unwilling heart", so if the wizard ends up truly regretting having gotten involved they lose their powers and LaserGuidedAmnesia sets in.
16th May '17 10:32:29 AM nombretomado
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* [[http://img835.imageshack.us/img835/9509/redpillbluepill.png Something like it]] happened in ''{{Tsukihime}}''.

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* [[http://img835.imageshack.us/img835/9509/redpillbluepill.png Something like it]] happened in ''{{Tsukihime}}''.''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}''.
20th Apr '17 1:49:39 PM rjd1922
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* At the end of the original ''DragonQuest'', as the hero confronts the Dragon Lord, the villain offers the chance for the hero to rule by his side instead of fighting to the death. Accepting the offer results in a NonStandardGameOver.

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* At the end of the original ''DragonQuest'', ''VideoGame/DragonQuest'', as the hero confronts the Dragon Lord, the villain offers the chance for the hero to rule by his side instead of fighting to the death. Accepting the offer results in a NonStandardGameOver.



* In Riku's ending in ''KingdomHearts: Chain of Memories'', there's a combination of this and TakeAThirdOption.

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* In Riku's ending in ''KingdomHearts: ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts: Chain of Memories'', there's a combination of this and TakeAThirdOption.



* VideoGame/TheMatrixPathOfNeo actually gives you the option to have Neo take the the blue pill. Doing so triggers a NonStandardGameOver.
* In ''SuperPaperMario'', Merlon gives you the choice as to whether or not you wish to embark upon the Quest to restore the Pure Hearts. [[spoiler: Unlike most Video Game Examples, this game actually gives you the option to say no, with three consecutive No's resulting in an NonStandardGameOver, before you are even given control!]]
* In the digital ChooseYourOwnAdventure style game ''ThiefAndSword'' you get the option to ditch your mission right at the start.

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* VideoGame/TheMatrixPathOfNeo ''VideoGame/TheMatrixPathOfNeo'' actually gives you the option to have Neo take the the blue pill. Doing so triggers a NonStandardGameOver.
* In ''SuperPaperMario'', ''VideoGame/SuperPaperMario'', Merlon gives you the choice as to whether or not you wish to embark upon the Quest to restore the Pure Hearts. [[spoiler: Unlike [[spoiler:Unlike most Video Game Examples, video game examples, this game actually gives you the option to say no, with three consecutive No's resulting in an NonStandardGameOver, [[PressStartToGameOver before you are even given control!]]
control]]!]]
* In the digital ChooseYourOwnAdventure style game ''ThiefAndSword'' ''VideoGame/ThiefAndSword'' you get the option to ditch your mission right at the start.



* A popular FanTheory 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.

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* A popular FanTheory [[EpilepticTrees fan theory]] to better explain the [[AudienceAlienatingPremise infamous]] [[EndingAversion endings ]] of VideoGame/MassEffect3 ''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 Apr '17 10:13:53 AM nombretomado
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* ''RozenMaiden'': "Will you wind Yes/No?" Specifically, will you wind the doll so it can come to life and bond with you. Of course, they don't tell you that upfront...

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* ''RozenMaiden'': ''Manga/RozenMaiden'': "Will you wind Yes/No?" Specifically, will you wind the doll so it can come to life and bond with you. Of course, they don't tell you that upfront...
2nd Apr '17 2:58:44 PM nombretomado
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* In ''{{Persona 3}}'', Ryoji Mochizuki, [[spoiler:the herald of Nyx]], gives you a RedPillBluePill choice on the final day of December. [[spoiler: Kill him, delay Nyx's arrival, and forfeit all their memories related to the Dark Hours and return to a normal life, blissfully unaware of the impending TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. Or let him live, and try to face the undefeatable Nyx.]]

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* In ''{{Persona 3}}'', ''VideoGame/Persona3'', Ryoji Mochizuki, [[spoiler:the herald of Nyx]], gives you a RedPillBluePill choice on the final day of December. [[spoiler: Kill him, delay Nyx's arrival, and forfeit all their memories related to the Dark Hours and return to a normal life, blissfully unaware of the impending TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. Or let him live, and try to face the undefeatable Nyx.]]
1st Apr '17 7:00:55 PM TheUnknownUploader
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'': Parodied by the [[{{Nerd}} Secret Snake Club]] initiation, who use red and blue cupcakes instead of pills. [[TheDitz Billy]] asks for a [[ComicallyMissingThePoint chocolate cupcake.]]
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