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21st Sep '17 8:04:45 AM crazysamaritan
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* When Neo awakes in ''Film/TheMatrix'' after been ejected from the Matrix, he looks up to see the unfamiliar faces of Trinity and Morpheus and asks if he is dead.
* ''Film/{{Barbarella}}'': Our heroine wakes up after getting knocked out and thinks she's dead. Not surprisingly, since the first person she sees is Pygar the angel (or ornithanthrope).
* At the end of ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'', Steve Rogers wakes up in a recovery room in New York City [[spoiler:after landing the Valkyrie in the ice. However, after escaping from the recovery room, he soon learns that he's been asleep for nearly 70 years in the ice.]]
* In ''Film/{{Unknown 2011}}'', the hero wakes up at the hospital after been AsleepForDays. The ambient sounds are muffled at first and the [[EyeCam camera mimics his eyes slowly opening]] and adjusting to the brightness of the room.
* In ''Film/TheBestYearsOfOurLives'', Fred ends up going home with the Stephenson family because he's drunk, and because he hasn't been able to find his wife. Peggy ends up putting him in her room, and when he wakes up, he not only has no idea where he is, he doesn't remember who Peggy is at first.
* In ''Film/TheLostWeekend'', the hero awakes at the alcoholic ward after a StaircaseTumble, wondering where exactly he is. The first thing he sees is the unfamiliar ceiling.
* Happens to Chekov in ''Film/StarTrekIVTheVoyageHome'' after he has a near-fatal fall and [=McCoy=], Kirk, and Gillian infiltrate the 20th-century hospital to administer 23rd-century care. Though he comes to in the operating room enough to give name and rank, he doesn't seem to regain full awareness until he's being frantically wheeled away from the pursuing guards and [[POVCam sees the fluorescent lights zoom by]].
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24th Aug '17 12:20:59 PM crazysamaritan
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* In each ''Franchise/BackToTheFuture'' film, Marty wakes up with his mother (or great grandmother) ministering to him.
24th Aug '17 10:18:22 AM crazysamaritan
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* ''Fanfic/ACrownOfStars'': During their first night sleeping in their new home in Avalon Shinji can not help to think his and Asuka's bedroom’s ceiling is "another unfamiliar ceiling".
-->''Sleep did eventually overtake him, but Shinji knew he’d laid there for at least a couple of hours in the dark, staring at the sky out the windows, or at yet another unfamiliar ceiling.''



* ''Fanfic/ScarTissue'': Lampshaded in chapter 1. At the beginning Shinji did not recognize the hospital's ceiling. But after so many months and fights he has got so familiarized with it that he is sick of seeing it: "Uhhg… This ceiling again…"



* ''Fanfic/NeonGenesisEvangelionGenocide'': In the last scene, [[spoiler:Shinji]] wakes up, stares at the ceiling above him and realizes that he doesn't recognize it. [[spoiler:Rei]] informs him that they're on board of a warship.
-->The darkness slowly resolved itself into light and blurry shapes, and Shinji realized he had opened his eyes. He lay on his back, staring at a ceiling he didn't know, hearing the gentle, rhythmic sound of his own breathing. His mind was blank, and it seemed as though his body was made out of lead. He was warm, covered in a thick white blanket and lying on something soft and surrounded by walls on three sides like a kind of bunk.
* ''Fanfic/ThousandShinji'': In chapter 14, when Shinji wakes up [[spoiler:after being in a coma for one month,]] he notes that he's seeing an unfamiliar ceiling:
-->His eyes fluttering open to see an unfamiliar ceiling, Shinji feels the rough texture of the hospital sheets first before he notices the sticky coldness of the sensor pads across his body and the uncomfortable pressure of the IV line in the crook of his arm. He also notes the abrasive coarseness of the straps about his wrists, ankles, and across his thighs and chest.
* In ''Fanfic/TheOneILoveIs'' this happens to Shinji so many times that, at one point, he has the feeling that he's seeing unfamiliar ceilings the whole time.
-->The bed was comfortable, but I barely managed to get any sleep. I had spent most of the night staring at this new unfamiliar ceiling.
* In fact, it might be easier to list the ''Franchise/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' fanfics that ''don't'' use, lampshade and/or play with this trope.



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* Played in ''Disney/{{Mulan}}'', as one scene gives the general impression of this, although no indication is given of how much time has passed.
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24th Aug '17 10:01:22 AM crazysamaritan
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* Happens a few times to Subaru in ReZero after he [[spoiler: returns from death.]]

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* Happens a few times to In ''LightNovel/ReZero'', Subaru tends to wake up in ReZero after he [[spoiler: returns from death.]]
a location he's been to some time before he's died. Since it is more of a "save Point" than a healing factor, he's never actually woken up in a morgue.



* ''Comicbook/RedRobin'': After dealing with [[spoiler: Ra's al Ghul's plan to kill Bruce's loved ones]] and passing out mid fall Tim wakes up in the Batcave's medical area, [[ShirtlessScene stripped out of his costume]] for his injuries to be tended to, and jerks upright before being reassured about where he is. He then asks how long he's been out after being shown the newest headline claiming that he is engaged to Tam Fox.
24th Aug '17 8:02:52 AM crazysamaritan
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* ''Manga/{{Gintama}}'': Yamazaki references ''Evangelion'' and specifically says "unfamiliar ceiling" after waking up in the hospital from food poisoning.
* In ''Anime/PrincessMononoke'', Ashitaka gets two of these moments in the aftermath of his gut shot injury. San has moved him into safety underneath a tree by the forest lake, so the first thing he sees on waking up is the crown of the tree. He tries to get up but falls back because he is too weak. The next time he wakes up is in a bed of leaves in San's cave.
* In Episode 9 of ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers'', Teana wakes up in the infirmary after being shot down by Nanoha, and is shocked to find that it's already 9 at night; according to Shamal, her taking this long to wake up was a result of not getting much sleep.



* Happens to Ginko in a second-season episode of ''Manga/{{Mushishi}}'', after passing out on a snowy mountain and being found by a man from a nearby village.

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* Happens to Ginko in a second-season episode of ''Manga/{{Mushishi}}'', after passing out on a snowy mountain and being found by a man from a nearby village.



* Subverted in ''LightNovel/VampireHunterD'', with Leila waking up in the road after D bound her wound. Weirdly averted in the ''first'' movie -- Doris wakes up in her house after being rescued -- she was unconscious or in a trance for the entire rescue, so she should have no idea how she got there--but the first thing she does is asks if D is okay.

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* Subverted in ''LightNovel/VampireHunterD'', with Leila waking up in the road after D bound her wound. Weirdly averted in the ''first'' movie -- Doris wakes up in her house after being rescued -- she was unconscious or in a trance for the entire rescue, so she should have no idea how she got there--but the first thing she does is asks if D is okay.
23rd Aug '17 2:44:22 PM crazysamaritan
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* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': Happens a lot to several characters, but most notably Ichigo.



* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' is quite a subversion, [[{{Irony}} even though it is the]] TropeNamer: Shinji eventually starts getting annoyed by the sight of the ceiling of NERV sickbay, as it is becoming too familiar to him.
* ''Anime/CowboyBebop'': Spike, a few times -- most notably at the end of the fifth episode, where he had a near death experience complete with seeing his life flash before his eyes, and although he doesn't ask he is promptly informed by Faye that he's been asleep for three days. Sort of bonus points: the last thing he sees in his dreams/coma visions is his lover Julia singing a song as she cares for him, he then [[ShipTease wakes up to Faye singing that same song]]. (Although according to Spike, Faye is singing it off key).



* Happens twice in ''Manga/{{Claymore}}'', the first being when Raki travels through the desert trying to look for Clare only to pass out from exhaustion and lack of water, so Clare brings him to an inn at a nearby town. The second happens to Clare, when [[spoiler: she narrowly escapes being killed by Ophelia after Ilena saves her - but after she had an arm and a hand cut off - and she passes out from over-expending her energy to reattach her hand. Clare wakes up in Ilena's house in her secluded valley.]]
* After being [[spoiler: rescued by the Skull Knight during the Eclipse]], Guts wakes up to an unfamiliar cave ceiling, which turns out to be Godo's mine (which was previously inhabited by elves, so evil spirits attracted to his brand can't follow him) in ''Manga/{{Berserk}}''.
* Suzaku in the second episode of ''Anime/CodeGeass''. After being shot right in his... [[PocketProtector father's pocket watch]], he wakes up to Lloyd and Cecile, who promptly [[FellIntoTheCockpit hand him the keys]] to the SuperPrototype Lancelot. (Shirtless? Check.)
23rd Aug '17 1:29:54 PM crazysamaritan
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8th Jul '17 10:09:31 PM musicfreak1120
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* Happens a few times to Subaru in ReZero after he [[spoiler: returns from death.]]
4th Jun '17 11:48:30 PM 2GreyCats
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* At the end of ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'', Steve Rogers wakes up in a recovery room in New York City [[spoiler:after landing the Valkyrie in the ice. However, he soon learns that he's been asleep for nearly 70 years in the ice after escaping from the recovery room.]]

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* At the end of ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'', Steve Rogers wakes up in a recovery room in New York City [[spoiler:after landing the Valkyrie in the ice. However, after escaping from the recovery room, he soon learns that he's been asleep for nearly 70 years in the ice after escaping from the recovery room.ice.]]
11th May '17 4:54:31 PM darkemyst
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* ''Comicbook/RedRobin'': After dealing with [[spoiler: Ra's al Ghul's plan to kill Bruce's loved ones]] and passing out mid fall Tim wakes up in the Batcave's medical area, [[[[ShirtlessScene stripped out of his costume]] for his injuries to be tended to, and jerks upright before being reassured about where he is. He then has to ask how long he's been out after being shown the newest headline caused by Tam, panicking about Vicki Vale's questions, saying they were engaged.

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* ''Comicbook/RedRobin'': After dealing with [[spoiler: Ra's al Ghul's plan to kill Bruce's loved ones]] and passing out mid fall Tim wakes up in the Batcave's medical area, [[[[ShirtlessScene [[ShirtlessScene stripped out of his costume]] for his injuries to be tended to, and jerks upright before being reassured about where he is. He then has to ask asks how long he's been out after being shown the newest headline caused by Tam, panicking about Vicki Vale's questions, saying they were engaged.claiming that he is engaged to Tam Fox.
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