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17th Jul '16 9:02:00 AM nombretomado
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* ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic''. TrappedBehindEnemyLines and surrounded by a hostile army searching for them, Kaname is reminded of ''ButchCassidyAndTheSundanceKid'' and suggests that such movies should have a happy ending instead. Her voice startles some birds, bringing down an immediate hail of fire. "Oh I get it, this is reality, right!" But Kurz and Sousake like the idea of the "cool" BolivianArmyEnding and the three of them prepare to go out in a blaze of glory. Fortunately, help choses that moment to arrive.

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* ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic''. TrappedBehindEnemyLines and surrounded by a hostile army searching for them, Kaname is reminded of ''ButchCassidyAndTheSundanceKid'' ''Film/ButchCassidyAndTheSundanceKid'' and suggests that such movies should have a happy ending instead. Her voice startles some birds, bringing down an immediate hail of fire. "Oh I get it, this is reality, right!" But Kurz and Sousake like the idea of the "cool" BolivianArmyEnding and the three of them prepare to go out in a blaze of glory. Fortunately, help choses that moment to arrive.
28th Jun '16 11:10:05 PM Morgenthaler
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* The first-person narrator in TheNameOfTheWind insists on this repeatedly to justify things like getting completely sidetracked from his revenge mission for years (to the point that by the end of the book he has only a bare handful of clues to the nature of the beings he is seeking revenge on, most of which we already knew at the beginning.)

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* The first-person narrator in TheNameOfTheWind ''Literature/TheNameOfTheWind'' insists on this repeatedly to justify things like getting completely sidetracked from his revenge mission for years (to the point that by the end of the book he has only a bare handful of clues to the nature of the beings he is seeking revenge on, most of which we already knew at the beginning.)
14th Jun '16 4:34:49 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''ProjectGeeker'' (whose main protagonist also is voiced by Billy West), in one of the 13 episodes, the title character, who is extremely childlike and impressionable, discovers some old comic books and soon is enamored with them. A bit of background, the 3 primary characters are a superhuman escaped science project with powers on the level of Q from Star Trek but which he cannot control, a female cyborg, and a superintelligent dinosaur. The female secondary character tries to explain to him that they are nothing like real life. She picks up a comic and says "look at how far fetched this is, it's full of cyborgs and.... dino.... saurs," she says slowly as she looks at a cover of a comic featuring 3 characters that bear a strong resemblance to the 3 of them.

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* In ''ProjectGeeker'' ''WesternAnimation/ProjectGeeker'' (whose main protagonist also is voiced by Billy West), in one of the 13 episodes, the title character, who is extremely childlike and impressionable, discovers some old comic books and soon is enamored with them. A bit of background, the 3 primary characters are a superhuman escaped science project with powers on the level of Q from Star Trek but which he cannot control, a female cyborg, and a superintelligent dinosaur. The female secondary character tries to explain to him that they are nothing like real life. She picks up a comic and says "look at how far fetched this is, it's full of cyborgs and.... dino.... saurs," she says slowly as she looks at a cover of a comic featuring 3 characters that bear a strong resemblance to the 3 of them.
22nd May '16 8:37:00 AM Piotrusp98
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* In the second mission of ''VideoGame/SplinterCellChaosTheory'', Lambert warns Sam of a recently installed alarm system. Sam then says "Let me guess: three alarms and the mission is over?" to which Lambert replies "Of course not! This isn't a video game, Fisher!". Besides being a meta-joke, this also had the purpose of letting the player know that the old "three alarms and game over" rule had been removed.

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* In the second mission of ''VideoGame/SplinterCellChaosTheory'', Lambert warns Sam of a recently installed alarm system. Sam then says "Let me guess: "Don't tell me: three alarms and the mission is over?" to which Lambert replies "Of course not! This isn't a is no video game, Fisher!". Besides being a meta-joke, this also had the purpose of letting the player know that the old "three alarms and game over" rule had been removed.
20th May '16 7:59:26 AM MCanter89
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-->'''Chuck:''' Why would I say that, that's absurd! I'm going to be a ninja assassin.

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-->'''Chuck:''' Why would I say that, that's that? That's absurd! I'm going to be a ninja assassin.



-->'''Chuck:''' Um, Olympic...

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-->'''Chuck:''' Um, Olympic...Olympic…



-->'''Chuck:''' Secret Agent.

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-->'''Chuck:''' Secret Agent.agent.



-->'''Picard:''' Who knows... Perhaps all this is just an elaborate simulation, running in a box, sitting on someone's desk.

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-->'''Picard:''' Who knows... knows… Perhaps all this is just an elaborate simulation, running in a box, sitting on someone's desk.



-->'''Barclay:''' .... Computer, end program.

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-->'''Barclay:''' ....-->'''Barclay:''' …. Computer, end program.
15th May '16 3:06:24 PM kome360
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* In ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'', villain Roman Torchwick [[VillainousBreakdown/angrily rants to aspiring heroine Ruby Rose that they live in the real world, and in the real world, there are no such things as heroes. The real moral of the story is even worse: [[spoiler:strength and popularity do not an immortal make, as Torchwick is instantly devoured by a griffon who thought that eating the one who happened to be on solid footing would be easier. In the real world, ANYONE can die for no good reason at all - including Phyrra]].

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* In ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'', villain Roman Torchwick [[VillainousBreakdown/angrily rants to aspiring heroine Ruby Rose that they live in the real world, and in the real world, there are no such things as heroes. The real moral of the story is even worse: [[spoiler:strength and popularity do not an immortal make, as Torchwick is instantly devoured by a griffon who thought that eating the one who happened to be on solid footing would be easier. In the real world, ANYONE can die for no good reason at all ''convenience'' - including Phyrra]].
15th May '16 3:05:19 PM kome360
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* In ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'', villain Roman Torchwick [[VillainousBreakdown/angrily rants to aspiring heroine Ruby Rose that they live in the real world, and in the real world, there are no such things as heroes.

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* In ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'', villain Roman Torchwick [[VillainousBreakdown/angrily rants to aspiring heroine Ruby Rose that they live in the real world, and in the real world, there are no such things as heroes. The real moral of the story is even worse: [[spoiler:strength and popularity do not an immortal make, as Torchwick is instantly devoured by a griffon who thought that eating the one who happened to be on solid footing would be easier. In the real world, ANYONE can die for no good reason at all - including Phyrra]].
10th May '16 9:30:12 PM ultimomant
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* HarryPotterAndTheMethodsOfRationality has Dumbledore compare the war against Voldemort [[spoiler: (which he thinks has restarted, thanks to a badly calculated action on Harry's part) ]] to TheLordOfTheRings, and then state that Tolkien has no idea how a wizarding war would really go, and that [[spoiler: Gandalf should have taken Frodo and the Ring to Rivendell immediately, as soon as he suspected Frodo might have the Ring, as even if Gandalf was wrong, the magnitude of the danger he suspected Frodo and Middle-Earth were in outweighed the inconvenience to Frodo, and the potential massive embarrassment to Gandalf.]] He also states that that wasn't Gandalf's only mistake, just his worst.
** Several times, Harry reflects that Dumbledore apparently believes he lives in a world that runs on the LawOfNarrativeCausality, doing things like keeping Snape employed because he believes there as to be an ObviouslyEvil Potions Master. Harry, who is sure he lives in the real world, is rather terrified by this revelation.

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* HarryPotterAndTheMethodsOfRationality ''Fanfic/HarryPotterAndTheMethodsOfRationality'' has Dumbledore compare the war against Voldemort [[spoiler: (which he thinks has restarted, thanks to a badly calculated action on Harry's part) ]] to TheLordOfTheRings, ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', and then state that Tolkien has no idea how a wizarding war would really go, and that [[spoiler: Gandalf should have taken Frodo and the Ring to Rivendell immediately, as soon as he suspected Frodo might have the Ring, as even if Gandalf was wrong, the magnitude of the danger he suspected Frodo and Middle-Earth were in outweighed the inconvenience to Frodo, and the potential massive embarrassment to Gandalf.]] He also states that that wasn't Gandalf's only mistake, just his worst.
** Several times, Harry reflects that Dumbledore apparently believes he lives in a world that runs on the LawOfNarrativeCausality, TheoryOfNarrativeCausality, doing things like keeping Snape employed because he believes there as to be an ObviouslyEvil Potions Master. Harry, who is sure he lives in the real world, is rather terrified by this revelation.



** Right at the beginning, when John and Paul [[NobodyPoops have to pee]], Paul mentions that it seems “a bit crass” to have to pee when they never do in StarWars or whatever. To which John replies: “Maybe they don't [[IncrediblyLamePun water the crass]] in fiction, but they do in real life.”
** Later, after Paul has become [[SuperStrength super-strong]] and realizes that [[ManOfSteelWomanOfKleenex he never dare have sex with anyone ever again]], he wonders how Franchise/{{Superman}} has sex, and immediately answers himself: Because his writers let him. (Actually, as the book is set in 1980, he also notes that Franchise/{{Superman}} simply never had sex at all.)

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** Right at the beginning, when John and Paul [[NobodyPoops have to pee]], Paul mentions that it seems “a bit crass” to have to pee when they never do in StarWars ''Franchise/StarWars'' or whatever. To which John replies: “Maybe they don't [[IncrediblyLamePun water the crass]] in fiction, but they do in real life.”
** Later, after Paul has become [[SuperStrength super-strong]] and realizes that [[ManOfSteelWomanOfKleenex he never dare have sex with anyone ever again]], he wonders how Franchise/{{Superman}} has sex, and immediately answers himself: Because his writers let him. (Actually, as the book is set in 1980, he also notes that Franchise/{{Superman}} Superman simply never had sex at all.)


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* ''Fanfic/TheBridge'': In the spin-off ''The Bridge: Humanity's Stand'', Taiyou thinks that the members of the Global Defense Force will think and behave like the clichéd heroes of various action movies and other media she has watched. Miki Saegusa irritably tells her that this is real life and they are a lot smarter and pragmatic than that.
27th Apr '16 1:56:07 PM Morgenthaler
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** It's probably also a ShoutOut to Gene Wilder's gunfighter character from ''Film/BlazingSaddles''...
*** Especially when you consider that Pryor cowrote the movie.
23rd Apr '16 2:41:30 PM nombretomado
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* In ''FatherTed'', Dougal starts to swear. Ted admonishes him and claims that people don't talk "like that in the real world!"

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* In ''FatherTed'', ''Series/FatherTed'', Dougal starts to swear. Ted admonishes him and claims that people don't talk "like that in the real world!"
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