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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.]]
27th Nov '16 2:37:10 PM nombretomado
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* Used in ''[[{{Narnia}} The Magician's Nephew]]'' as part of a BatmanGambit by the White Witch to ensure she is revived when someone finally finds the world of Charn she destroyed and lies dormant upon. A bell must be rung to revive her, and to ensure the hypothetical visitor chooses to ring it rather than leave it, a poem is inscribed upon it which promises that if they take the blue pill by ignoring it, they will be driven mad from spending the rest of their life wondering ''what would have happened''.

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* Used in ''[[{{Narnia}} The Magician's Nephew]]'' ''Literature/TheMagiciansNephew'' as part of a BatmanGambit by the White Witch to ensure she is revived when someone finally finds the world of Charn she destroyed and lies dormant upon. A bell must be rung to revive her, and to ensure the hypothetical visitor chooses to ring it rather than leave it, a poem is inscribed upon it which promises that if they take the blue pill by ignoring it, they will be driven mad from spending the rest of their life wondering ''what would have happened''.
18th Sep '16 9:21:38 AM nombretomado
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** TheAnnoyingOrange also made a parody of The Matrix in "The Fruitix" episode. Orange is, too, offered an red pill and a blue pill. Apparently there's also a green pill that tastes like boogers.

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** TheAnnoyingOrange WebVideo/TheAnnoyingOrange also made a parody of The Matrix in "The Fruitix" episode. Orange is, too, offered an red pill and a blue pill. Apparently there's also a green pill that tastes like boogers.
8th Jul '16 3:50:22 PM manofwarb
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* 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.
26th Jun '16 10:21:06 AM nombretomado
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* In ''Throne of Bhaal'', the expansion pack to ''[[BaldursGate Baldur's Gate II]]'', your character, in one of his explorations of self, is confronted by... Your innocence. It presents you with the choice to accept your innocence and go back to the blissful ignorance of not having killed, of not knowing who and what you are. [[ButThouMust You must refuse either way]], causing your innocence to become the Slayer and attack you. In other words, [[{{Anvilicious}} You must destroy your innocence]] to proceed.

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* In ''Throne ''[[VideoGame/BaldursGateIIThroneOfBhaal Throne of Bhaal'', Bhaal]]'', the expansion pack to ''[[BaldursGate Baldur's Gate II]]'', ''VideoGame/BaldursGateII'', your character, in one of his explorations of self, is confronted by... Your innocence. It presents you with the choice to accept your innocence and go back to the blissful ignorance of not having killed, of not knowing who and what you are. [[ButThouMust You must refuse either way]], causing your innocence to become the Slayer and attack you. In other words, [[{{Anvilicious}} You must destroy your innocence]] to proceed.
4th Jun '16 9:34:30 PM nombretomado
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* The entire Taraimawashi-hen arc of the PS2 version ''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.]]

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* The entire Taraimawashi-hen arc of the PS2 [=PS2=] version ''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.]]
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