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27th Oct '17 8:59:40 PM darkabomination
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* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfHeroesTrailsInTheSky SC'', the heroine is trapped in a dream by [[ArcVillain Luciola the Bewitching Bell]]. Estelle relives her happiest childhood memories before her mother died during the war with Erebonia. She's so overjoyed to see her again she quickly regresses to the mind of a child. It's only when she investigates a locked room in her house and plays [[ThemeOfLove The Whereabouts
of Light]] that she remembers her promise to find her love interest. Fortunately she gets to say good bye to the memory of her mother before she awoke.

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* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfHeroesTrailsInTheSky SC'', the heroine is trapped in a dream by [[ArcVillain Luciola the Bewitching Bell]]. Estelle relives her happiest childhood memories before her mother died during the war with Erebonia. She's so overjoyed to see her again she quickly regresses to the mind of a child. It's only when she investigates a locked room in her house and plays [[ThemeOfLove The Whereabouts
Whereabouts of Light]] that she remembers her promise to find her love interest. Fortunately she gets to say good bye to the memory of her mother before she awoke.
27th Oct '17 8:57:47 PM darkabomination
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* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfHeroesTrailsInTheSky SC'', the heroine is trapped in an illusion by [[Luciola the Bewitching Bell]] where she relives memories from her childhood when her mother was alive. It's only when she investigates a locked room in her house and plays [[ThemeOfLove The Whereabouts
of Light]] that she remembers her promise to find her love interest.

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* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfHeroesTrailsInTheSky SC'', the heroine is trapped in an illusion a dream by [[Luciola [[ArcVillain Luciola the Bewitching Bell]] where she Bell]]. Estelle relives memories from her happiest childhood when memories before her mother was alive.died during the war with Erebonia. She's so overjoyed to see her again she quickly regresses to the mind of a child. It's only when she investigates a locked room in her house and plays [[ThemeOfLove The Whereabouts
of Light]] that she remembers her promise to find her love interest. Fortunately she gets to say good bye to the memory of her mother before she awoke.
27th Oct '17 8:50:55 PM darkabomination
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* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfHeroesTrailsInTheSky SC'', the heroine is trapped in an illusion by [[Luciola the Bewitching Bell]] where she relives memories from her childhood when her mother was alive. It's only when she investigates a locked room in her house and plays [[ThemeOfLove The Whereabouts
of Light]] that she remembers her promise to find her love interest.
18th Apr '17 11:07:22 AM eroock
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A common consequence of SpotTheThread. Compare AGlitchInTheMatrix, in which the illusion isn't necessarily destroyed. See also ShapeshifterGuiltTrip. A {{Glamour}} is often dispelled this way, causing GlamourFailure.

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A common consequence of SpotTheThread.SpottingTheThread. Compare AGlitchInTheMatrix, in which the illusion isn't necessarily destroyed. See also ShapeshifterGuiltTrip. A {{Glamour}} is often dispelled this way, causing GlamourFailure.
18th Apr '17 11:05:49 AM eroock
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->'''Gerrard:''' (''To Yawgmoth'') You're not my Hanna!
-->-- ''MagicTheGathering'', [[http://magiccards.info/ap/en/27.html Jilt]]

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->'''Gerrard:''' (''To Yawgmoth'') You're ->''"You're not my Hanna!
Hanna!"''
-->-- ''MagicTheGathering'', '''Gerrard''' (to Yawgmoth), ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'', [[http://magiccards.info/ap/en/27.html Jilt]]
1st Apr '17 9:27:17 AM Kakai
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* In ''Literature/TheGirlFromTheMiraclesDistrict'', the Sight rune can dispel illusions.
28th Sep '16 7:52:33 PM ThatBitterTase
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* In ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIIINocturne'', you do a rather physical form of this: the oni demon Ongyo-Ki summons three illusory copies of himself to fight. Sock the right one and all three copies will be reduced to dust. [[spoiler: The catch is that if you attempt to use any move that hits more than one of the oni, ''it will fail and it will count as a missed attack''. Given a missed attack means a loss of two Press Turns, he can easily destroy you unless you know how to suss out the real one.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIIINocturne'', you do a rather physical form of this: the oni demon Ongyo-Ki summons three illusory copies of himself to fight. Sock the right one and all three copies will be reduced to dust. [[spoiler: The catch is that if you attempt to use any move that hits more than one of the oni, ''it will fail and it will count as a missed attack''. Given a missed attack means a loss of two Press Turns, he can easily destroy you unless you know how to suss out the real one.]] How do you know the real one? [[spoiler:[[GlamourFailure When fought on the full moon, only the real one has a shadow]].]]
2nd Jul '16 10:31:49 AM nombretomado
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* ''{{BIONICLE}}'': in "Time Trap", Vakama shatters the illusion by stopping to believe it after firing a Kanoka disk at "Nokama", which just phases through "her".

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* ''{{BIONICLE}}'': ''Toys/{{BIONICLE}}'': in "Time Trap", Vakama shatters the illusion by stopping to believe it after firing a Kanoka disk at "Nokama", which just phases through "her".
10th Jul '15 5:49:58 PM nombretomado
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* In ''NanohaAs'', the Book of Darkness traps Fate inside a LotusEaterMachine but Fate soon realizes [[StoicWoobie that this reality is way too good for her]] and shatters it. In process, it is revealed that she had a special illusion-breaking spell [[CrazyPrepared ready for just such occasion]].

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* In ''NanohaAs'', ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs'', the Book of Darkness traps Fate inside a LotusEaterMachine but Fate soon realizes [[StoicWoobie that this reality is way too good for her]] and shatters it. In process, it is revealed that she had a special illusion-breaking spell [[CrazyPrepared ready for just such occasion]].
30th Apr '15 4:46:10 PM YnK
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* ''[[Manga/{{Saiyuki}} Saiyuki Reload]]'' combines this with a non-lethal case of HoistByHisOwnPetard. Sanzo, Gojyo and Hakkai are hypnotized by Zakuro, a demon illusionist recruited to get rid of them. Even though the three are ''aware'' that they're merely trapped in an illusion, Zakuro's powers are strong enough to [[YourMindMakesItReal manipulate their senses]] anyway, countering any attempt to break out. When part of Kougaiji's group catches up with them, Dokugakuji [[BigBrotherInstinct proceeds to rescue Gojyo]] by knocking him out. Sanzo and Hakkai decide that this is not an option for them, as being unconscious would only leave them defenseless, but Zakuro's next illusion makes them appear submerged in water and unable to breathe. [[spoiler:Hakkai "drowns" and faints, but for Sanzo, who was found in a river as a baby, the illusion triggers a memory of his master and father figure, Koumyou, which proves enough to make him immune to Zakuro's tricks.]]
-->[[spoiler:'''Sanzo:''' "Wrong choice of image. What I saw was... ''light''."]]
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