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26th Jun '17 3:03:08 AM Shieldage
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* In ''Anime/Persona3TheMovie'' and ''Anime/Persona4TheAnimation'' everyone levels up following the rules of their console versions, but only one or two support characters on each team get the benefit of StatOVision, generally either through a Magitek visor or being [[LivingBodysuit fully encased]] in a Persona.

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* In ''Anime/Persona3TheMovie'' and ''Anime/Persona4TheAnimation'' everyone levels up following the rules of their console versions, but only one or two support characters on each team get the benefit of StatOVision, generally either through wearing a Magitek {{Magitek}} visor or being [[LivingBodysuit fully encased]] in a Persona.
26th Jun '17 3:01:18 AM Shieldage
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* In ''Anime/Persona3TheMovie'' and ''Anime/Persona4GoldenTheAnimation'' everyone levels up following the rules of their console versions, but only one or two support characters on each team get the benefit of StatOVision.

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* In ''Anime/Persona3TheMovie'' and ''Anime/Persona4GoldenTheAnimation'' ''Anime/Persona4TheAnimation'' everyone levels up following the rules of their console versions, but only one or two support characters on each team get the benefit of StatOVision.StatOVision, generally either through a Magitek visor or being [[LivingBodysuit fully encased]] in a Persona.
26th Jun '17 2:46:50 AM Shieldage
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* In ''Anime/Persona3TheMovie'' and ''Anime/Persona4GoldenTheAnimation'' everyone levels up following the rules of their console versions, but only one or two support characters on each team get the benefit of StatOVision.
25th Jun '17 6:05:21 PM Shieldage
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* Often happens in ContinuationFic when people like [[VideoGame/{{Undertale}} Frisk]] and WesternAnimation/CaptainNTheGameMaster return to their familiar human civilization with their powers intact.
** In ''Fanfic/TheGoldenQuiche'' by [[http://archiveofourown.org/users/Sophtopus/pseuds/Sophtopus Sophtopus]], a story of the monsters [[spoiler: rejoining humanity following a pacifist run and facing the consequences of rampant time travel]], [[VideoGame/{{Undertale}} Frisk's]] battle screen is metaphorical. The SAVE screen ''isn't''.
25th Jun '17 5:37:00 PM Shieldage
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* Lab Assistant Elliot Torres plays with this in ''Webcomic/Bloodstain''. When she falls asleep on the autoclave on her first day of work, she hallucinates that she's wielding the MagicStaff and wearing the tiara from her ''[[FictionalVideoGame Moonstone Gate]]'' character. Several comedic moments are punctuated with elements such as {{Critical Hit}}s and stat boosts for successful actions.

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* Lab Assistant Elliot Torres plays with this in ''Webcomic/Bloodstain''.''Webcomic/BloodStain''. When she falls asleep on the autoclave on her first day of work, she hallucinates that she's wielding the MagicStaff and wearing the tiara from her ''[[FictionalVideoGame Moonstone Gate]]'' character. Several comedic moments are punctuated with elements such as {{Critical Hit}}s and stat boosts for successful actions.
25th Jun '17 5:32:30 PM Shieldage
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Situations where it might be a surprise to the ''[[Film/ScottPilgrimVsTheWorld audience]]'' that the world runs on video game logic, [[TomatoSurprise but not to the characters]], better fit the [[RPGMechanicsVerse supertrope]]. For systems where life is as hackable as computer code and Magitek [[WesternAnimation/CaptainNTheGameMaster Power Pads]] and [[Film/{{Click}} Remote Controls]] exist, but rule-based game elements don't appear, see RewritingReality. Overlaps with some of the stranger stories in TheGamePlaysYou.

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Situations where it might be a surprise to the ''[[Film/ScottPilgrimVsTheWorld audience]]'' that the world runs on video game logic, [[TomatoSurprise but not to the characters]], better fit the [[RPGMechanicsVerse supertrope]]. For systems where life is as hackable as computer code and Magitek {{Magitek}} [[WesternAnimation/CaptainNTheGameMaster Power Pads]] and [[Film/{{Click}} Remote Controls]] exist, but rule-based game elements don't appear, see RewritingReality. Overlaps with some of the stranger stories in TheGamePlaysYou.
25th Jun '17 5:32:05 PM Shieldage
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Situations where it might be a surprise to the ''[[Film/ScottPilgrimVsTheWorld audience]]'' that the world runs on video game logic, [[TomatoSurprise but not to the characters]], better fit the [[RPGMechanicsVerse supertrope]]. For systems where life is as hackable as computer code and Magitek [[WesternAnimation/CaptainNTheGameMaster Power Pads]] and [[Film/Click Remote Controls]] exist, but rule-based game elements don't appear, see RewritingReality. Overlaps with some of the stranger stories in TheGamePlaysYou.

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Situations where it might be a surprise to the ''[[Film/ScottPilgrimVsTheWorld audience]]'' that the world runs on video game logic, [[TomatoSurprise but not to the characters]], better fit the [[RPGMechanicsVerse supertrope]]. For systems where life is as hackable as computer code and Magitek [[WesternAnimation/CaptainNTheGameMaster Power Pads]] and [[Film/Click [[Film/{{Click}} Remote Controls]] exist, but rule-based game elements don't appear, see RewritingReality. Overlaps with some of the stranger stories in TheGamePlaysYou.
25th Jun '17 5:31:33 PM Shieldage
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While the main focus is on video games and the visual tricks they pull this is also open to [[Franchise/{{Jumanji}} statless board games]] and, in theory, there could easily be a character invaded by a pure TabletopRPG. An intangible DungeonMaster could [[Film/StrangerThanFiction suddenly start 'following' someone around audibly narrating their actions]] and allowing them to ask for dice rolls that affect/overwrite causality.

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While the main focus is on video games and the [[VideoGameInterfaceElements visual tricks they pull pull]] this is also open to [[Franchise/{{Jumanji}} statless board games]] and, in theory, there could easily be a character invaded by a pure TabletopRPG. An intangible DungeonMaster could [[Film/StrangerThanFiction suddenly start 'following' someone around audibly narrating their actions]] and allowing them to ask for dice rolls that affect/overwrite causality.



Situations where it might be a surprise to the ''[[Film/ScottPilgrimVsTheWorld audience]]'' that the world runs on video game logic, [[TomatoSurprise but not to the characters]], better fit the [[RPGMechanicsVerse supertrope]]. For systems where life is as hackable as computer code, but game elements don't appear, see RewritingReality. Overlaps with some of the stranger stories in TheGamePlaysYou.

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Situations where it might be a surprise to the ''[[Film/ScottPilgrimVsTheWorld audience]]'' that the world runs on video game logic, [[TomatoSurprise but not to the characters]], better fit the [[RPGMechanicsVerse supertrope]]. For systems where life is as hackable as computer code, code and Magitek [[WesternAnimation/CaptainNTheGameMaster Power Pads]] and [[Film/Click Remote Controls]] exist, but rule-based game elements don't appear, see RewritingReality. Overlaps with some of the stranger stories in TheGamePlaysYou.
25th Jun '17 4:29:15 PM Shieldage
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* Han Jee-Han wakes one morning to find he can see tags floating above the heads of everyone, including himself, because he's become ''Webcomic/TheGamer.'' He soon stumbles into a secret world of fighters and martial artists who can create and break instant dungeons. Han's abilities are uniquely aspected among 'natural ability users', in that he can [[CharacterSheet see stats]], his body and mind grow through pop-up quests and exercises, and he has a GridInventory. While it allows him to interact in new ways, his view of the world isn't more 'real' than anyone else's.

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* Han Jee-Han wakes one morning to find he can see tags [[StatOVision floating above above]] the heads of everyone, including himself, because he's become ''Webcomic/TheGamer.'' He soon stumbles into a secret world of fighters and martial artists who can create and break instant dungeons. Han's abilities are uniquely aspected among 'natural ability users', in that he can [[CharacterSheet see stats]], his body and mind grow through pop-up quests and exercises, and he has a GridInventory. While it allows him to interact in new ways, his view of the world isn't more 'real' than anyone else's.
25th Jun '17 4:26:52 PM Shieldage
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Yes, you're in a subtrope of RPGMechanicsVerse. In most of those worlds and stories it's generally not surprising to the average denizen that physics works by die mechanics or that the tech/magic for [[{{HUD}} Head's Up Displays]] [[DiegeticInterface exist]], but this trope focuses on plots where 'reality' comes as a complete surprise to at least one character. It could be that they're seeing behind a {{Masquerade}} for the first time to the Character Sheet [[TomatoInTheMirror they've always had]], or they're leaving behind their [[{{Muggles}} Muggle]] society for a more GenreSavvy one.

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Yes, you're in a subtrope of RPGMechanicsVerse. In most of those worlds and stories it's generally not surprising to the average denizen that physics works by die mechanics or that the tech/magic for [[{{HUD}} Head's Up Displays]] and other forms of AugmentedReality and StatOVision [[DiegeticInterface exist]], but this trope focuses on plots where 'reality' comes as a complete surprise to at least one character. It could be that they're seeing behind a {{Masquerade}} for the first time to the Character Sheet [[TomatoInTheMirror they've always had]], or they're leaving behind their [[{{Muggles}} Muggle]] society for a more GenreSavvy one.






* In ''[[Recap/TheAmazingWorldOfGumballS5E18TheConsole The Console'' episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'', Gumball's late birthday present from the Awesome Store is a handheld game system which turns all of Elmore into an RPG. His friends are immediately aware that they're under a curse and blame him for it, but they're generally bound by the rules of the game. As the PC, he's the only one allowed to step outside the system and do weird things like using a dialogue box as a NinjaProp weapon. Beating the game returns reality to normal, much to the relief of his friends, but they're not able to stop

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* In ''[[Recap/TheAmazingWorldOfGumballS5E18TheConsole The Console'' Console]]'' episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'', Gumball's late birthday present from the Awesome Store is a handheld game system which turns all of Elmore into an a heavily-troped RPG. His friends are immediately aware that they're under a curse and blame him for it, but they're generally bound by the rules of the game. As the PC, he's the only one allowed to step outside the system and do weird things like using a dialogue box as a NinjaProp weapon. Beating the game returns reality to normal, much to the relief of his friends, but they're not able to stop the NominalHero from resetting the game in hopes of HundredPercentCompletion...
** The show seems to like playing around with StatOVision in general.
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