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29th Nov '16 1:44:58 PM mkmlp
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* Similar to the ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' example below, the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' story ''FanFic/{{Asylum}}'' has Twilight going to bed after another day with her friends, only to wake up in the titular asylum, where the doctor inform her the life she remembers, was just a side-effect of her new experimental treatment regiment. Instead of becoming the personnel apprentice of Princess Celestia, Twilight apparently had a mental break down, who's been hallucinating her many misadventures and most of the characters from the show, are still real in some way or another, [[spoiler: but her prized assistant and adopted brother is not.]] Then she hears [[spoiler: Celestia telling her that the Asylum isn't real and Equestria is in danger of dark forces]] and Twilight notices signs of a conspiracy among the staff. Which is real is yet be made clear.



* Similar to the ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' example below, the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' story ''FanFic/{{Asylum}}'' has Twilight going to bed after another day with her friends, only to wake up in the titular asylum, where the doctor inform her the life she remembers, was just a side-effect of her new experimental treatment regiment. Instead of becoming the personnel apprentice of Princess Celestia, Twilight apparently had a mental break down, who's been hallucinating her many misadventures and most of the characters from the show, are still real in some way or another, [[spoiler: but her prized assistant and adopted brother is not.]] Then she hears [[spoiler: Celestia telling her that the Asylum isn't real and Equestria is in danger of dark forces]] and Twilight notices signs of a conspiracy among the staff. Which is real is yet be made clear.

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* Similar to the ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' example below, the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' story ''FanFic/{{Asylum}}'' has Twilight going to bed after another day with her friends, only to wake up in the titular asylum, where the doctor inform her the life she remembers, was just a side-effect of her new experimental treatment regiment. Instead of becoming the personnel apprentice of Princess Celestia, Twilight apparently had a mental break down, who's been hallucinating her many misadventures and most of the characters from the show, are still real in some way or another, [[spoiler: but her prized assistant and adopted brother is not.]] Then she hears [[spoiler: Celestia telling her that the Asylum isn't real and Equestria is in danger of dark forces]] and Twilight notices signs of a conspiracy among the staff. Which is real is yet be made clear.
29th Nov '16 1:43:38 PM mkmlp
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* Similar to the ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' example below, the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' story ''FanFic/{{Asylum}}'' has Twilight going to bed after another day with her friends, only to wake up in the titular asylum, where the doctor inform her the life she remembers, was just a side-effect of her new experimental treatment regiment. Instead of becoming the personnel apprentice of Princess Celestia, Twilight apparently had a mental break down, who's been hallucinating her many misadventures and most of the characters from the show, are still real in some way or another, [[spoiler: but her prized assistant and adopted brother is not.]] Then she hears [[spoiler: Celestia telling her that the Asylum isn't real and Equestria is in danger of dark forces]] and Twilight notices signs of a conspiracy among the staff. Which is real is yet be made clear.
23rd Nov '16 2:34:15 AM WickedIcon
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* ''Film/{{Videodrome}}'' (1983), written and directed by Creator/DavidCronenberg.



* ''Film/{{eXistenZ}}'' (1999), written and directed by Creator/DavidCronenberg. Noticing a trend here?

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* ''Film/{{eXistenZ}}'' (1999), written and directed by Creator/DavidCronenberg. Noticing a trend here?
8th Oct '16 8:25:11 AM Dravencour
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* ''VideoGame/SpecOpsTheLine'' uses this to {{deconstruct|ion}} the military-shooter genre. The protagonist is eventually overwhelmed by the horrors of Dubai; after this point, he starts imagining things, and the player isn't privy to what's real and what's in his head. At least twice, the game blatantly telegraphs that this is going on, but the clues leave out just ''how'' far gone he is until the ending. [[spoiler:[[AxCrazy Really]], ''[[KnightTemplar really]]'' [[VillainProtagonist far]].]]

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* ''VideoGame/SpecOpsTheLine'' uses this to {{deconstruct|ion}} the military-shooter genre. The protagonist is eventually overwhelmed by the horrors of Dubai; Dubai, up to and including [[spoiler:forty-seven civilians he took it upon himself to try to rescue burning to death because of a white phosphorus attack that he was responsible for launching]]; after this point, he starts imagining things, and the player isn't privy to what's real and what's in his head. At least twice, the game blatantly telegraphs that this is going on, but the clues leave out just ''how'' far gone he is until the ending. [[spoiler:[[AxCrazy Really]], ''[[KnightTemplar really]]'' [[VillainProtagonist far]].]]
7th Oct '16 5:04:39 AM DaibhidC
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** Scenes from the perspective of Cosmo Lavish in ''Discworld/MakingMoney'' start off fairly rational, apart from his conviction that the pain of wearing a ring several sizes to small is Lord Vetinari's power entering him. By the end, his portrait of Lord V is turning to him and saying "Soon you will be a beautiful butterfly." Cosmo is delighted, because Vetniari must be going insane if he's saying things like that.

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** Scenes from the perspective of Cosmo Lavish in ''Discworld/MakingMoney'' start off fairly rational, apart from his conviction that the pain of wearing a ring several sizes to too small is Lord Vetinari's power entering him. By the end, his portrait of Lord V is turning to him and saying "Soon you will be a beautiful butterfly." Cosmo is delighted, because Vetniari must be going insane if he's saying things like that.
17th Sep '16 2:43:30 PM Seally
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29th Aug '16 9:00:01 PM lorgskyegon
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* During his infiltration of psychiatric hospitals, Professor David Rosenhan noted that a good portion of the actual patients recognized that he was merely pretending to be crazy.
12th Aug '16 9:11:08 PM Fireblood
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* ''Series/{{Accused}}'': Stephen is clearly a paranoid schizophrenic, which makes him think his stepmother killed his mother, the family dog, and is now trying to kill his father and brother as well. [[spoiler: Eventually this leads to him stabbing her in what he believes to be a defense of them and himself. He refuses to admit he's mentally ill though, or allow a psychiatric examination. This means he's convicted and gets six years in prison when most likely he wasn't responsible at all.]]
28th Jul '16 11:00:45 AM Paxjax
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* In ''Webcomic/LucidSpring'', a bear with the power to alter one's perception of reality comes after Pacem and Viktor. As they run for their lives from it, the world begins to distort more and more around them and the only thing they're sure "belongs" is the other.
27th Jul '16 4:40:59 AM Andyroid
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* In ''VideoGame/WeHappyFew'', the world looks brighter and more colorful when you're on [[FantasticDrug Joy]], but particularly drab and dreadful things are twisted into something cheerful. We see the effects first-hand in the prologue: Arthur (who has gone off his meds and is becoming a "Downer") and his friends pummel a piñata at a birthday party, and then Arthur realizes, to his horror, [[spoiler: they've just beaten an enormous rat to death, and his co-workers are devouring its flesh with every sign of enjoyment]].
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