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26th Jan '16 10:23:32 AM KamenRiderOokalf
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* Although ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' had Raising Heart thrust upon her in an emergency, Yuuno later asked if she was ''absolutely sure'' she didn't want to give it back and be a normal girl. Of course, she decided to stay, and prove that she wouldn't be a burden, leading to the TrainingFromHell she willingly puts herself through day in and day out. [[TheAce It pays off.]] * Happens with frequency in ''Anime/PrettyCure''. Of particular note is Rin in ''Anime/YesPrecure5'', whose response was "No thanks, I'll pass" (and she tried to get Nozomi, who had JumpedAtTheCall, to change her answer to the same). Eventually the Call got its way by taking a hostage.
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* Although ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' had Raising Heart thrust upon her in an emergency, Yuuno later asked if she was ''absolutely sure'' she didn't want to give it back and be a normal girl. Of course, she decided to stay, and prove that she wouldn't be a burden, leading to the TrainingFromHell she willingly puts herself through day in and day out. [[TheAce It pays off.]] * Happens with frequency in ''Anime/PrettyCure''. ''Franchise/PrettyCure''. Of particular note is Rin in ''Anime/YesPrecure5'', ''Anime/YesPrettyCure5'', whose response was "No thanks, I'll pass" (and she tried to get Nozomi, who had JumpedAtTheCall, to change her answer to the same). Eventually the Call got its way by taking a hostage.
4th Jan '16 2:03:59 PM nombretomado
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* There was a ''PearlsBeforeSwine'' strip where [[AuthorAvatar Pastis]] was sending several crocs across the USA to find anyone who took offense at ''Pearls'', resulting in this exchange:
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* There was a ''PearlsBeforeSwine'' ''ComicStrip/PearlsBeforeSwine'' strip where [[AuthorAvatar Pastis]] was sending several crocs across the USA to find anyone who took offense at ''Pearls'', resulting in this exchange:
21st Nov '15 10:15:18 AM nombretomado
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* ''{{Candorville}}'' parodies the trope-naming scene, but with only one pill and a bit of uncertainty which it is. The psychiatrist says that it's an anti-psychotic, and that it will eliminate Lemont's [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment hallucinations of monsters]]. Lemont doesn't believe his health insurance would cover mental illness, so he thinks he can't really be in a sanitarium and there must be something else going on. (Also, he has a strong gag reflex and needs a chewable pill.)
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* ''{{Candorville}}'' ''ComicStrip/{{Candorville}}'' parodies the trope-naming scene, but with only one pill and a bit of uncertainty which it is. The psychiatrist says that it's an anti-psychotic, and that it will eliminate Lemont's [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment hallucinations of monsters]]. Lemont doesn't believe his health insurance would cover mental illness, so he thinks he can't really be in a sanitarium and there must be something else going on. (Also, he has a strong gag reflex and needs a chewable pill.)
14th Nov '15 4:37:38 PM nombretomado
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** In ''RobotChicken'', when Neo takes the red pill, he passes out. Morpheus smirks and pulls down Neo's pants.
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** In ''RobotChicken'', ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'', when Neo takes the red pill, he passes out. Morpheus smirks and pulls down Neo's pants.
7th Nov '15 9:40:05 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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* The young Bobby Garfield, the protagonist of the first story in Creator/StephenKing's ''Hearts in Atlantis'', are asked to choose between going with the "low men" to their world as their prisoner, but in return getting to stay with his best friend Ted and see the universe, or remaining a free person on Earth to live with his cold and emotionally distant mother. He reluctantly chooses to stay, realizing that he is all in all just a child.
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* The young Bobby Garfield, the protagonist of the first story in Creator/StephenKing's ''Hearts in Atlantis'', ''Literature/HeartsInAtlantis'', are asked to choose between going with the "low men" to their world as their prisoner, but in return getting to stay with his best friend Ted and see the universe, or remaining a free person on Earth to live with his cold and emotionally distant mother. He reluctantly chooses to stay, realizing that he is all in all just a child.
25th Oct '15 8:45:10 PM nombretomado
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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]] ''PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' JackassGenie forum game:
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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]] ''PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' JackassGenie forum game:
25th Sep '15 12:16:37 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* The entire Taraimawashi-hen arc of the PS2 version ''VisualNovel/HigurashiNoNakuKoroNi'' is treated as a blue pill by the game, as evidenced by the poem at its outset. Basically, if you don't set off any of the triggers of your friends' insanity, then you wind up in that arc, where everyone goes insane around you, but you just don't get involved. [[TheCallKnowsWhereYouLive The Call does not approve.]]
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* The entire Taraimawashi-hen arc of the PS2 version ''VisualNovel/HigurashiNoNakuKoroNi'' ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'' is treated as a blue pill by the game, as evidenced by the poem at its outset. Basically, if you don't set off any of the triggers of your friends' insanity, then you wind up in that arc, where everyone goes insane around you, but you just don't get involved. [[TheCallKnowsWhereYouLive The Call does not approve.]]
23rd Sep '15 11:35:28 AM StFan
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** Also spoofed in the Polish comic GorskyAndButch "Take the red pill and you will be transported to a different comic book. Take the blue one and you will have an erection for 4 hours." "Tough choice... aren't you taking one?" "I don't need to, I'm black."
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** Also spoofed in the Polish comic GorskyAndButch ''ComicBook/GorskyAndButch'': "Take the red pill and you will be transported to a different comic book. Take the blue one and you will have an erection for 4 hours." "Tough choice... aren't you taking one?" "I don't need to, I'm black."
6th Sep '15 4:20:30 AM narm00
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* The mysterious Messengers give this option in ''HunterTheReckoning''. When Hunters literally receive a call from on high to take up the fight against the supernatural monsters hiding among humanity, the potential Hunter can refuse. If he does, he's stuck being able to perceive the supernatural creatures, but unable to do anything about it.
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* The mysterious Messengers give this option in ''HunterTheReckoning''.''TabletopGame/HunterTheReckoning''. When Hunters literally receive a call from on high to take up the fight against the supernatural monsters hiding among humanity, the potential Hunter can refuse. If he does, he's stuck being able to perceive the supernatural creatures, but unable to do anything about it.

* ''Continuum: Roleplaying in the Yet''. Each {{PC}} starts the game by experiencing a first encounter with time travel. They are then contacted by 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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* ''Continuum: ''TabletopGame/{{Continuum}}: Roleplaying in the Yet''. Each {{PC}} starts the game by experiencing a first encounter with time travel. They are then contacted by 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'').
18th May '15 9:50:52 PM LinTaylor
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* In ''VideoGame/SaintsRowIV'', during the mission to rescue Matt Miller, [[BigBad Zinyak]] presents [[PlayerCharacter the President]] with a choice: continue fighting a fruitless battle against an alien empire, or sacrifice themselves to free the rest of humanity, with Zinyak promising to give them a spaceship so they can find a new home planet. [[spoiler:Accepting the deal simply results in a NonStandardGameOver with the message "[[ILied Zinyak lied]]".]] Since the entire game is a riff on ''Film/TheMatrix'', the choice is even represented as a pair of doors (mirroring the Architect's offer from ''Matrix Reloaded''), one red and one blue.
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