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25th May '18 7:26:18 PM jamespolk
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* [[BusbyBerkeleyNumber Busby Berkeley's]] movie musical numbers often border on the surreal, but the finale of ''The Gang's All Here'', "The Polka Dot Polka," is easily as bizarre as the ending of ''2001: A Space Odyssey''. Its kaleidoscopic patterns will make your eyes bleed in Technicolor.

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* Creator/BusbyBerkeley's movie [[BusbyBerkeleyNumber Busby Berkeley's]] movie musical numbers numbers]] often border on the surreal, but the finale of ''The Gang's All Here'', ''Film/TheGangsAllHere'', "The Polka Dot Polka," is easily as bizarre as the ending of ''2001: A Space Odyssey''. Its kaleidoscopic patterns will make your eyes bleed in Technicolor.
18th May '18 9:12:15 AM stephen
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* The Eclipse in the 90's anime of {{Berserk}}. Up until that point, the series was mostly grounded in reality with a few fantastical elements subtly implied. And then the last three episodes take place in a frightening hellscape in which most of the main cast is suddenly and brutally killed off. Of course, this is the point where the manga takes off from, so this only applies to the anime.
16th Mar '18 4:31:45 PM RedScharlach
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* ''Manga/{{Akira}}''. Most of the movie makes sense enough, but good luck deciphering the ending on the first viewing once the plot jumps its ball hitch and takes off without you.

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* ''Manga/{{Akira}}''. Most of the movie makes sense enough, sense, but good luck deciphering the ending on the first viewing once the plot jumps its ball hitch and takes off without you.



* In ''Film/{{Brazil}}'', the climax of the film is a sort of fever dream. It's ultimately revealed that [[spoiler: the hero has actually gone insane under torture and is hallucinating it all.]]

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* In ''Film/{{Brazil}}'', the climax of the film is a sort of fever dream. It's ultimately revealed that [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the hero has actually gone insane under torture and is hallucinating it all.]]



* In ''Film/{{Labyrinth}}'', Sarah's final showdown with the Goblin King Jareth takes place in a room that looks like it came out of a painting by Creator/MCEscher. Toby is there, too, crawling around happily. As for the RaceAgainstTheClock, the hands on the clock are now spinning wildly out of control... then again, the whole movie was rather strange.

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* In ''Film/{{Labyrinth}}'', Sarah's final showdown with the Goblin King Jareth takes place in a room that looks like it came out of a painting by Creator/MCEscher. Toby is there, too, crawling around happily. As for the RaceAgainstTheClock, the hands on the clock are now spinning wildly out of control... then again, the whole movie was is rather strange.



* In ''Literature/{{Perfume}}'', Grenouille finally uses his perfect perfume [[spoiler:at his execution. Overcome by the beauty of his fragrence, the crowd universally proclaims him innocent and then falls into a massive orgy. Unsatisfied with the perfume's hollow effects, Grenouille kills himself by dumping the remainder of the perfume over his head, causing a nearby crowd to devour him out of overwhelming love. Unlike most examples this one is only trippy because of the perfume's power over the mind.]]

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* In ''Literature/{{Perfume}}'', Grenouille finally uses his perfect perfume [[spoiler:at his execution. Overcome by the beauty of his fragrence, fragrance, the crowd universally proclaims him innocent and then falls into a massive orgy. Unsatisfied with the perfume's hollow effects, Grenouille kills himself by dumping the remainder of the perfume over his head, causing a nearby crowd to devour him out of overwhelming love. Unlike most examples this one is only trippy because of the perfume's power over the mind.]]



* "Fall Out" in ''Series/ThePrisoner'', which was ''massively'' controversial. [[TrollingCreator The creator has gone on recording stating that he did this specifically to piss people off.]] ExpandedUniverse states that, yes, it ''was'' an LSD trip.

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* "Fall Out" in ''Series/ThePrisoner'', which was ''massively'' controversial. [[TrollingCreator The creator has gone on recording record stating that he did this specifically to piss people off.]] ExpandedUniverse states that, yes, it ''was'' an LSD trip.



* ''Series/LegendOfTheSeeker'', the television adaptation of ''Literature/SwordOfTruth'', pulled a time travel stunt in the first season finally, then had a rather anticlimactic... grappling sequence for the previously DismantledMacGuffin between Richard and Darken Rahl.
* ''Series/{{Lost}}'', somewhat inverts this: it ends in a mysterious imaginary realm whose events are far more prosaic than the supernatural ones on the Island. Yet it contains a few mindscrews of its own with its inconsistent timeline and trippy memory flashes.

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* ''Series/LegendOfTheSeeker'', the television adaptation of ''Literature/SwordOfTruth'', pulled a time travel stunt in the first season finally, finale, then had a rather anticlimactic... grappling sequence for the previously DismantledMacGuffin between Richard and Darken Rahl.
* ''Series/{{Lost}}'', ''Series/{{Lost}}'' somewhat inverts this: it ends in a mysterious imaginary realm whose events are far more prosaic than the supernatural ones on the Island. Yet it contains a few mindscrews of its own with its inconsistent timeline and trippy memory flashes.



** And then Link goes to fight the boss in a room painted like an acid trip... [[spoiler: and in its second stage, Majora's Mask ''runs around very fast making clucking noises''.]]

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** And then Link goes to fight the boss in a room painted like an acid trip... [[spoiler: and [[spoiler:and in its second stage, Majora's Mask ''runs around very fast making clucking noises''.]]



* The finales of ''VideoGame/{{Hellsinker}}'' are noticable for being incredibly surreal and wierd even by the game's standards.

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* The finales of ''VideoGame/{{Hellsinker}}'' are noticable notable for being incredibly surreal and wierd weird even by the game's standards.
3rd Mar '18 5:57:12 PM Thorfax
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* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfDragoon'' has The Moon That Never Sets.

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* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfDragoon'' has The Moon That Never Sets. It's a rather surreal place with actual towns and forests, and the constant sound of the [[spoiler:Virage Embryo's heart beat.]] The area right before the final boss is even more surreal, consisting of static-y television monitors and an overall weird, digital looking landscape.
13th Jan '18 4:48:44 PM QuizzicalPieridine
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* ''{{Film/AntMan}}'' takes us on a trip through the Quantum realm. "...a reality where all concepts of time and space become irrelevant as you shrink for all eternity."

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* ''{{Film/AntMan}}'' ''Film/AntMan'' takes us on a trip through the Quantum realm. "...a reality where all concepts of time and space become irrelevant as you shrink for all eternity."
13th Jan '18 4:48:02 PM QuizzicalPieridine
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* ''{{Film/Ant-Man}}'' takes us on a trip through the Quantum realm. "...a reality where all concepts of time and space become irrelevant as you shrink for all eternity."

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* ''{{Film/Ant-Man}}'' ''{{Film/AntMan}}'' takes us on a trip through the Quantum realm. "...a reality where all concepts of time and space become irrelevant as you shrink for all eternity."
11th Dec '17 3:15:38 AM Shadowgazer
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* The King's Cross sequence in ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows''. Also, earlier in the series, we have the Battle of the Department of Mysteries at the end of ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix.''

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* The King's Cross sequence in ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows''.''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows'' which is the manifestation of Limbo in Harry's mind. Also, earlier in the series, we have the Battle of the Department of Mysteries at the end of ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix.''



* In ''Literature/{{Perfume}}'', Grenouille finally uses his perfect perfume [[spoiler:at his execution. Overcome by the beauty of his fragrence, the crowd universally proclaims him innocent and then falls into a massive orgy. Unsatisfied with the perfume's hollow effects, Grenouille kills himself by dumping the remainder of the perfume over his head, causing a nearby crowd to devour him out of overwhelming love.]]

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* In ''Literature/{{Perfume}}'', Grenouille finally uses his perfect perfume [[spoiler:at his execution. Overcome by the beauty of his fragrence, the crowd universally proclaims him innocent and then falls into a massive orgy. Unsatisfied with the perfume's hollow effects, Grenouille kills himself by dumping the remainder of the perfume over his head, causing a nearby crowd to devour him out of overwhelming love. Unlike most examples this one is only trippy because of the perfume's power over the mind.]]
11th Dec '17 3:13:23 AM Shadowgazer
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In long works involving some form of magic, many creators seem to decide that the universe they've so far established is much too prosaic for the [[GrandFinale big finish]] their project surely deserves, and as a result, send their heroes into some uncharted realm resembling a whacked-out dream sequence.

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In long works involving some form of magic, many creators seem to decide that the universe they've so far established is much too prosaic for the [[GrandFinale big finish]] their project surely deserves, and as a result, send their heroes into some [[EldritchLocation uncharted realm resembling a whacked-out dream sequence.
sequence.]]
26th Nov '17 2:28:52 PM FruityOatyBars
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** And in Planescape, well... you skip around a bit, and end up in [[spoiler:the negative energy planes. Evil Tower of Shadows.]]

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** And in Planescape, well... you skip around a bit, and end up in [[spoiler:the negative energy planes. Evil Tower Fortress of Shadows.Regrets on the Negative Energy Plane.]]
12th Nov '17 9:50:15 PM Gamermaster
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* ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' pulls out all the special-effects stops and headache-inducing magical locations for its {{Final Battle}}s, despite the battle fields (in the first two seasons, at least) normally being pretty low-key.

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* ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' pulls out all the special-effects stops and headache-inducing magical locations for its {{Final Battle}}s, despite the battle fields (in the first two seasons, at least) normally being pretty low-key.
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