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5th May '16 4:57:52 PM nombretomado
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* ''Creator/DavidBowie'''s "The Man Who Sold the World", though only by dint of unashamedly swiping the lyrics from the Hugh Mearns poem quoted at the top of this page.

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* ''Creator/DavidBowie'''s Music/DavidBowie's "The Man Who Sold the World", though only by dint of unashamedly swiping the lyrics from the Hugh Mearns poem quoted at the top of this page.
30th Apr '16 12:47:05 PM Vir
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'' HalloweenEpisode, Ed watches so many B-grade monster movies that he starts hallucinating and seeing everyone that he meets as monsters, such as the Kankers as witches and Kevin as the HeadlessHorseman. At the end of the episode he then sees Eddy and Edd frolicking in flowers when in reality the kids are beating them up.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'' HalloweenEpisode, Ed watches so many B-grade monster movies that he starts hallucinating and seeing everyone that he meets as monsters, such as the Kankers as witches and Kevin as the HeadlessHorseman. At the end of the episode episode, he then sees Eddy and Edd frolicking in flowers flowers, when in reality the kids are beating them up.
21st Apr '16 11:54:48 AM Shadowgazer
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* ''WesternAnimation/CourageTheCowardlyDog'': This is one of the biggest reasons that Freaky Fred's ends up as one of the most disturbing ones, despite Fred being the epitome of a HarmlessVillain in action.
1st Apr '16 4:52:57 PM Pichu-kun
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* ''Anime/GhostInTheShell'' has one of these. [[spoiler:An assassin is interrupted by the protagonists, but blows himself up to take out his target]] Well, actually not. That minute of footage was all from his viewpoint, so he only thought he pulled it off. It's subtle to catch too, reading the revealing line wrong makes it look like there was some DeusExMachina going on.

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* ''Anime/GhostInTheShell'' ''Anime/GhostInTheShell'':
** ''Ghost In The Shell''
has one of these. [[spoiler:An assassin is interrupted by the protagonists, but blows himself up to take out his target]] Well, actually not. That minute of footage was all from his viewpoint, so he only thought he pulled it off. It's subtle to catch too, reading the revealing line wrong makes it look like there was some DeusExMachina going on.



* In ''Manga/SoulEater'', the effects of the Kishin and the Black Blood are an erosion of sanity. Since [[spoiler:the good guys failed to stop the Kishin from reviving, the effect is slowly spreading over the entire world.]]
** For examples, there's the kids hallucinations when they come face-to-face with Asura, Eruka and Free having the skin ''pulled off their faces'' plus the one where Black Star appears to succeed in stopping Eruka. Maka's hallucination in the Clown chapters is just cruel, twisting a cute flashback into the abrupt 'deaths' of her father and friends. One of the last battles in the series turns this around, with [[AxCrazy Stein]] hallucinating that his bloody killing of the enemy forces is, in fact, him 'unwrapping presents' to see what's inside.

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* In ''Manga/SoulEater'', the effects of the Kishin and the Black Blood are an erosion of sanity. Since [[spoiler:the good guys failed to stop the Kishin from reviving, the effect is slowly spreading over the entire world.]]
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]] For examples, there's the kids hallucinations when they come face-to-face with Asura, Eruka and Free having the skin ''pulled off their faces'' plus the one where Black Star appears to succeed in stopping Eruka. Maka's hallucination in the Clown chapters is just cruel, twisting a cute flashback into the abrupt 'deaths' of her father and friends. One of the last battles in the series turns this around, with [[AxCrazy Stein]] hallucinating that his bloody killing of the enemy forces is, in fact, him 'unwrapping presents' to see what's inside.



* The final episodes for ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' definitely qualify. Were the events of the last two episodes real, or were they all merely taking place in Shinji's shattered psyche?
** From a literal standpoint, they could of potentially fit in during the closing moments of the Movie. Aside from a few completely minor details, the two endings are compatible with each other. Depending on your interpretation, of course.

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* The final episodes for ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' definitely qualify. Were the events of the last two episodes real, or were they all merely taking place in Shinji's shattered psyche?
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psyche? From a literal standpoint, they could of potentially fit in during the closing moments of the Movie. Aside from a few completely minor details, the two endings are compatible with each other. Depending on your interpretation, of course.


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* This is the premise of works based on the "''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' Theory", such as the Music/{{Vocaloid}}'' song. The concept is that the cartoon is from the view point of a delusional and lonely Angelica. All the babies died before she could meet them.
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13th Mar '16 6:44:40 AM OgreProdigy
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* ''Literature/TheHollowCity'' features a protagonist who is, unambiguously, schizophrenic and hallucinating, and his struggle to find out what is and isn't real... especially once he sees one of the monsters chasing him [[RealAllAlong while medication is suppressing his other hallucinations.]]
13th Mar '16 6:35:08 AM OgreProdigy
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* Not present in every story path, but definitely present in ''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}''. The entire story is told in the first person perspective of the protagonist, and due various drugs, [[EnemyWithin enemies within]], [[spoiler:a PsychicLink with the BigBad, who is an AxCrazy SerialKiller vampire]], and attempted GrandTheftMe, Shiki's grip on sanity gets pretty strained at times.

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* Not present in every story path, but definitely present in ''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}''. The entire story ''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}'' is told in the first person perspective of the protagonist, and due various drugs, [[EnemyWithin enemies within]], an attempted DemonicPossession and [[spoiler:a PsychicLink with the BigBad, who is an AxCrazy SerialKiller vampire]], and attempted GrandTheftMe, Shiki's grip on sanity gets pretty strained at times.
18th Feb '16 3:58:41 PM emeriin
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* A recurring theme in the post-revival [[WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic Nostalgia Critic]] episodes. The ''{{Film/Les Miserables|2012}}'' review hinted that [[AlterEgoActing Rachel and Malcolm]] might only exist in his head, and ''WesternAnimation/TheChristmasTree'' had us directly see his hallucinations before cutting back to other people confused.

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* A recurring theme in the post-revival [[WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic Nostalgia Critic]] episodes. The ''{{Film/Les Miserables|2012}}'' review hinted that [[AlterEgoActing Rachel and Malcolm]] might only exist in his head, and ''WesternAnimation/TheChristmasTree'' had us directly see his hallucinations before cutting back to other people confused. It's not just him either, as [[LoonyFan Hyper Fangirl]]'s vlogs are full of the line between fiction and reality getting blurred, and her considering it normal.
18th Feb '16 3:56:18 PM Vir
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'' HalloweenEpisode, Ed watches so many B-grade monster movies that he starts hallucinating and seeing everyone that he meets as monsters, such as the Kankers as witches and Kevin as the HeadlessHorseman. At the end of the episode he then sees Eddy and Double D frolicking in flowers when in reality the kids are beating them up.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'' HalloweenEpisode, Ed watches so many B-grade monster movies that he starts hallucinating and seeing everyone that he meets as monsters, such as the Kankers as witches and Kevin as the HeadlessHorseman. At the end of the episode he then sees Eddy and Double D Edd frolicking in flowers when in reality the kids are beating them up.
8th Feb '16 3:24:29 AM jormis29
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* In ''Film/SummerOfSam'', there's a scene of David Berkowitz being ordered to go out and kill people by his neighbor's demon-possessed dog. (Also historically wrong, as the real Berkowitz eventually admitted he'd made up the demon-dog story when he was bucking for an insanity defense.)

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* In ''Film/SummerOfSam'', there's a scene of David Berkowitz being ordered to go out and kill people by his neighbor's demon-possessed dog. (Also historically wrong, as the real Berkowitz eventually admitted he'd made up the demon-dog story when he was bucking for an insanity defense.InsanityDefense.)
7th Feb '16 7:47:00 PM nombretomado
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* Music/PearlJam's ''Music/TenAlbum'' describes the lives of various disturbed and troubled people, including a girl in a psychiatric hospital, a boy who suffers from an OedipalComplex, and a homeless man. The songs seem to characterize these emotions with sympathy.

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* Music/PearlJam's ''Music/TenAlbum'' ''{{Music/Ten}}'' describes the lives of various disturbed and troubled people, including a girl in a psychiatric hospital, a boy who suffers from an OedipalComplex, and a homeless man. The songs seem to characterize these emotions with sympathy.
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