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31st Aug '16 5:32:40 AM erforce
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* The music video for WillSmith's ''Film/MenInBlack'' has him using their neuralizer (which causes people to forget things) on the audience. A commercial for the film also did this:

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* The music video for WillSmith's ''Film/MenInBlack'' Creator/WillSmith's "Film/MenInBlack" has him using their neuralizer (which causes people to forget things) on the audience. A commercial for the film also did this:



** The ''Men In Black'' ride at Universal ends similarly. The idea for the ads was so that you could [[ResetButton see the movie "again, for the first time]]."

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** The ''Men In Black'' ''Ride/MenInBlackAlienAttack'' ride at Universal ends similarly. The idea for the ads was so that you could [[ResetButton see the movie "again, for the first time]]."
29th Aug '16 2:04:48 PM ryanasaurus0077
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* Crossed with BitingTheHandHumor in ''Anime/{{Kuromukuro}}'' when the facility of P.A. Works got destroyed in an Efy Dolgh attack in one episode. Unlike most BTHH examples of this sort, this one ended up crossing into real life, with a maintenance sign outside of their facility and a real-life replica of an invoice for repair costs. Needless to say, this trope was PlayedForLaughs.
29th Aug '16 11:46:37 AM Kitch
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29th Aug '16 11:42:13 AM Kitch
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* ''VideoGame/DanceDanceRevolution X3'' has a boss song, "tohoku Evolved".[[note]]There are actually five different step chart sets for the same song; multiple step chart sets are common for the "Evolved" song series.[[/note]] If you clear it, then instead of "CLEARED", the game will say "PRAY FOR ALL". It still does that in DDR 2013, DDR 2014, and DDR A.
* ''VideoGame/EscapeFromLavenderTown'' - This game has a high tendency to [[http://sandbox.yoyogames.com/extras/image/name/san2/458/440458/original/healthsafety.gif break the fourth wall]], please remove all the fragile objects behind you.
* ''VideoGame/EternalDarkness'' - most of the sanity effects affect more the player than the character - [[spoiler: the volume-changes, the "erasing your save", the fake demo box, and the slowly tilting screen will play games with you.]]
* ''VideoGame/EverQuestII'' features one dungeon, the Estate of Unrest, where the BigBad, a malevolent ghost turned GeniusLoci and low-level RealityWarper, spends the entire thing regularly taunting and threatening the player characters, but is baffled as to why he can't sense their souls to attack them. When the party enters the caves beneath the mansion where his bones lie, aiming to forcibly reincarnate him to kill them, he roars that he finally found their souls and that they won't be safe "behind that pane of glass." Then the screen is engulfed in static for a moment as a skull appears and tries to lash out at the player.
* In-universe example: In the AllThereInTheManual {{backstory}} for Infocom's ''HollywoodHijinx'', B-movie king Buddy Burbank was notorious for several uses of this trope. A film of his entitled ''Meltdown on Elm Street'' involved an accident at a neighborhood nuclear power plant, resulting in a nuclear meltdown. After the citizens try to resume their normal routines (only without hair), a nuclear power plant worker who survived the accident but [[ILoveNuclearPower became a horrific homicidal monster]] goes about killing the citizens. The climax of the film took place at the Elm Street Cinema. Burbank arranged that each theater showing the movie have an usher run up and down the aisles wearing a glowing nuclear plant worker's jumpsuit. The result was that several moviegoers died of shock. This bit of {{backstory}} was most likely inspired by the real-life "Tingler" example mentioned above.
* The indie horror game ''{{Videogame/Imscared}}'' is not only fully aware of being a game, it also threatens the player with the message that the ghost that haunts the game will try to break out and instead haunt the players computer. It leaves notes in the game file, opens the browser and crashes multiple times. It finally ends with [[spoiler: the game not starting anymore since the ghost has successfully escaped.]]
* The main enemies in ''VideoGame/LaTale'', the Agasura, are said to be after the game's {{Game Master}}s for their omnipotent power of 'hack'.



* The indie horror game ''{{Videogame/Imscared}}'' is not only fully aware of being a game, it also threatens the player with the message that the ghost that haunts the game will try to break out and instead haunt the players computer. It leaves notes in the game file, opens the browser and crashes multiple times. It finally ends with [[spoiler: the game not starting anymore since the ghost has successfully escaped.]]
* ''VideoGame/EscapeFromLavenderTown'' - This game has a high tendency to [[http://sandbox.yoyogames.com/extras/image/name/san2/458/440458/original/healthsafety.gif break the fourth wall]], please remove all the fragile objects behind you.
* ''VideoGame/EternalDarkness'' - most of the sanity effects affect more the player than the character - [[spoiler: the volume-changes, the "erasing your save", the fake demo box, and the slowly tilting screen will play games with you.]]
* ''VideoGame/EverQuestII'' features one dungeon, the Estate of Unrest, where the BigBad, a malevolent ghost turned GeniusLoci and low-level RealityWarper, spends the entire thing regularly taunting and threatening the player characters, but is baffled as to why he can't sense their souls to attack them. When the party enters the caves beneath the mansion where his bones lie, aiming to forcibly reincarnate him to kill them, he roars that he finally found their souls and that they won't be safe "behind that pane of glass." Then the screen is engulfed in static for a moment as a skull appears and tries to lash out at the player.
* In-universe example: In the AllThereInTheManual {{backstory}} for Infocom's ''HollywoodHijinx'', B-movie king Buddy Burbank was notorious for several uses of this trope. A film of his entitled ''Meltdown on Elm Street'' involved an accident at a neighborhood nuclear power plant, resulting in a nuclear meltdown. After the citizens try to resume their normal routines (only without hair), a nuclear power plant worker who survived the accident but [[ILoveNuclearPower became a horrific homicidal monster]] goes about killing the citizens. The climax of the film took place at the Elm Street Cinema. Burbank arranged that each theater showing the movie have an usher run up and down the aisles wearing a glowing nuclear plant worker's jumpsuit. The result was that several moviegoers died of shock. This bit of {{backstory}} was most likely inspired by the real-life "Tingler" example mentioned above.
* The main enemies in ''VideoGame/LaTale'', the Agasura, are said to be after the game's {{Game Master}}s for their omnipotent power of 'hack'.
29th Aug '16 11:37:50 AM Kitch
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26th Aug '16 9:01:25 PM sailing101
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* ''VideoGame/BravelySecond'' ups the ante. Neither the new BigBad, nor his loyal servant have any regard for the fourth wall whatsoever. [[Spoiler: During the final battle, Providence delivers a WhatTheHellHero speech to the player, and even attempts to '''''delete your save file''''']]

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* ''VideoGame/BravelySecond'' ups the ante. Neither the new BigBad, nor his loyal servant have any regard for the fourth wall whatsoever. [[Spoiler: [[spoiler: During the final battle, Providence delivers a WhatTheHellHero speech to the player, and even attempts to '''''delete your save file''''']]file.''''']]
26th Aug '16 8:59:57 PM sailing101
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* ''VideoGame/Bravely Second ups the ante. Neither the new BigBad, nor his loyal servant have any regard for the fourth wall whatsoever. [[Spoiler: During the final battle, Providence delivers a WhatTheHellHero speech to the player, and even attempts to '''''delete your save file'''''

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* ''VideoGame/Bravely Second ''VideoGame/BravelySecond'' ups the ante. Neither the new BigBad, nor his loyal servant have any regard for the fourth wall whatsoever. [[Spoiler: During the final battle, Providence delivers a WhatTheHellHero speech to the player, and even attempts to '''''delete your save file'''''file''''']]
26th Aug '16 8:58:40 PM sailing101
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* ''VideoGame/Bravely Second ups the ante. Neither the new BigBad, nor his loyal servant have any regard for the fourth wall whatsoever. [[Spoiler: During the final battle, Providence delivers a WhatTheHellHero speech to the player, and even attempts to '''''delete your save file'''''
23rd Aug '16 5:53:12 PM bicufo
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** In a similar vein, [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E1TheImpossibleAstronaut "The Impossible Astronaut"]] introduces an enemy called The Silence. Every time you lose sight of it, you forget it was ever there. Now whilst the next episode [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E2DayoftheMoon "Day of the Moon"]] shows [[spoiler: the Doctor providing us with a defence to defeat them ourselves, some may have escaped]]. And now you will always be looking around you. Except you won't, because [[ParanoiaFuel you won't be aware]] [[LaserGuidedAmnesia of their existence]].

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** In a similar vein, [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E1TheImpossibleAstronaut "The Impossible Astronaut"]] introduces an enemy called The Silence. Every time you lose sight of it, you forget it was ever there. Now whilst the next episode [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E2DayoftheMoon "Day of the Moon"]] shows [[spoiler: the Doctor providing us with a defence defense to defeat them ourselves, some may have escaped]]. And now you will always be looking around you. Except you won't, because [[ParanoiaFuel you won't be aware]] [[LaserGuidedAmnesia of their existence]].



* On Discovery Kids' Channel, there was a show called ''Truth Or Scare.'' One episode was about vampires, and the final few minutes were devoted to the story of {{Dracula}}. The host mentions it's a bit odd that a simple bowie-knife killed Dracula, and perhaps he was meant to come back. She then suddenly stares directly at the camera, leaning forward with a creepy look on her face, and monotones "Harker, ''YouFool..."''

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* On Discovery Kids' Channel, there was a show called ''Truth Or Scare.'' One episode was about vampires, and the final few minutes were devoted to the story of {{Dracula}}. The host host, Creator/MichelleTrachtenberg, mentions it's a bit odd that a simple bowie-knife killed Dracula, and perhaps he was meant to come back. She then suddenly stares directly at the camera, leaning forward with a creepy look on her face, and monotones "Harker, ''YouFool..."''
20th Aug '16 9:36:09 AM nombretomado
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* Remarkably, ''{{Drowtales}}'' actually features an ''[[InvertedTrope inversion]]'' of this trope: the fourth wall will not protect the ''characters''. CloudCuckooLander Kiel's PowerBornOfMadness makes her aware of the audience, allowing her to address them directly. (To the rest, she's just talking into thin air.) After the TimeSkip, she gains the ability to actually summon her fans as LivingShadow minions.
* The main cast of ''TheDragonDoctors'' all seem to die, with the leader Mori last, having been sucked into a black void. A demon devours Mori's life story (taking on her appearance in the process) and watches her sink into oblivion. [[http://dragondoctors.dhscomix.com/archives/comic/the-end-page-11 Then it turns to the reader and starts addressing them]], saying that by doing this it's attacking everyone who ever had the idea of "Mori" in every universe, including the readers of this very webcomic.

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* Remarkably, ''{{Drowtales}}'' ''Webcomic/{{Drowtales}}'' actually features an ''[[InvertedTrope inversion]]'' of this trope: the fourth wall will not protect the ''characters''. CloudCuckooLander Kiel's PowerBornOfMadness makes her aware of the audience, allowing her to address them directly. (To the rest, she's just talking into thin air.) After the TimeSkip, she gains the ability to actually summon her fans as LivingShadow minions.
* The main cast of ''TheDragonDoctors'' ''Webcomic/TheDragonDoctors'' all seem to die, with the leader Mori last, having been sucked into a black void. A demon devours Mori's life story (taking on her appearance in the process) and watches her sink into oblivion. [[http://dragondoctors.dhscomix.com/archives/comic/the-end-page-11 Then it turns to the reader and starts addressing them]], saying that by doing this it's attacking everyone who ever had the idea of "Mori" in every universe, including the readers of this very webcomic.
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