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3rd Dec '17 1:47:57 PM StFan
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* In ''FanFic/BetweenMinds'', a ''VideoGame/HalfLife'' X ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'' fanfiction, the first chapter begins with Chell waking up to see the ceiling panels in the Extended Relaxation Center. [[spoiler: She soon figures out how to escape.]]
* ''FanFic/DoingItRightThisTime'' can't resist lampshading this one either:

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* In ''FanFic/BetweenMinds'', ''Fanfic/BetweenMinds'', a ''VideoGame/HalfLife'' X ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'' fanfiction, the first chapter begins with Chell waking up to see the ceiling panels in the Extended Relaxation Center. [[spoiler: She soon figures out how to escape.]]
* ''FanFic/DoingItRightThisTime'' ''Fanfic/DoingItRightThisTime'' can't resist lampshading this one either:



* ''FanFic/JustAnUnorthodoxThief''

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* ''FanFic/JustAnUnorthodoxThief''''Fanfic/JustAnUnorthodoxThief''



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* In ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'', after awakening to his Persona, the protagonist is AsleepForDays and wakes up in Tatsumi Memorial Hospital.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'', ''VideoGame/Persona3'', after awakening to his Persona, the protagonist is AsleepForDays and wakes up in Tatsumi Memorial Hospital.



12th Nov '17 7:50:07 PM Willbyr
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* Sahmad has one in ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'', where he is told he has been asleep for 750 years. [[spoiler:However, it turns out to be AllJustADream.]]
* ''[[Machinima/RedVsBlueTheRecollection Red vs. Blue: Recreation]]'': Subverted/played for laughs when Donut keeps passing out and coming to, and each time he's told strange stories about what has been happening while he was asleep, which makes him wonder and ask how long he's been out. Turns out he's only been out for a few minutes, and the stories sound strange because it's [[TheDitz Caboose]] who's been telling him the news.
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* Sahmad has one in ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'', where he is told he has been asleep for 750 years. [[spoiler:However, it turns out to be AllJustADream.]]
* ''[[Machinima/RedVsBlueTheRecollection Red vs. Blue: Recreation]]'': Subverted/played for laughs when Donut keeps passing out and coming to, and each time he's told strange stories about what has been happening while he was asleep, which makes him wonder and ask how long he's been out. Turns out he's only been out for a few minutes, and the stories sound strange because it's [[TheDitz Caboose]] who's been telling him the news.
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12th Nov '17 7:44:54 PM Willbyr
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[[caption-width-right:350: Hmmm, this isn't the ceiling I carefully memorized.]]

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[[caption-width-right:350: Hmmm, this isn't the ceiling I carefully memorized.]]
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30th Oct '17 8:35:18 PM PaulA
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* Gently spoofed in one Creator/AndreNorton novel: A character wakes up and immediately asks "Where is here?" The attending human praises him for coming up with an alternative to "Where am I?"

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* Gently spoofed Lampshaded in one ''The Stars Are Ours'', an Creator/AndreNorton novel: A character Dard Nordis wakes up and immediately asks "Where is here?" The attending human praises him for coming up with an alternative to "Where am I?"
14th Oct '17 10:36:56 PM darkemyst
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* In ''Webcomic/WTFComics'', Annashi says the tropes name in a bit of a ShoutOut to Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion in the first panel [[http://www.wtfcomics.com/archive.html?388_5 here.]]
9th Oct '17 3:27:44 PM Pastykake
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** [[spoiler:Sakura]] wakes up in the church after recovering from [[spoiler:having the crest worms taken out of her]].

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** [[spoiler:Sakura]] wakes up in the church after recovering from [[spoiler:having the crest worms taken out of her]]. She thinks she dreamed the night before until Risei confirms that Assassin brought her there.
9th Oct '17 3:20:30 PM Pastykake
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* ''Manga/{{Saiyuki}}'': Hakkai's first conscious impression of Gojyo was the sight of the other man [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything hovering over him as he woke up]].

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* ''Manga/{{Saiyuki}}'': Hakkai's first conscious impression of Gojyo was is the sight of the other man [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything hovering over him as he woke up]].
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* In ''FanFic/BetweenMinds'', a VideoGame/HalfLife X VideoGame/{{Portal}} fanfiction, the first chapter begins with Chell waking up to see the ceiling panels in the Extended Relaxation Center. [[spoiler: She soon figures out how to escape.]]
* ''Fanfic/DoingItRightThisTime'' can't resist lampshading this one either:

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* In ''FanFic/BetweenMinds'', a VideoGame/HalfLife ''VideoGame/HalfLife'' X VideoGame/{{Portal}} ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'' fanfiction, the first chapter begins with Chell waking up to see the ceiling panels in the Extended Relaxation Center. [[spoiler: She soon figures out how to escape.]]
* ''Fanfic/DoingItRightThisTime'' ''FanFic/DoingItRightThisTime'' can't resist lampshading this one either:



* Many ''Literature/HarryPotter'' fan fics feature Harry waking up in recuperation, usually in the Hogwarts hospital wing, after some kind of perilous injury. He's been hospitalized so many times in canon and the fan fics that in some of them he asks, "How long was I out this time?"
* ''FanFic/JustAnUnorthodoxThief''
** [[spoiler:Sakura]] wakes up in the church after recovering from [[spoiler:having the crest worms taken out of her]].
** Waver wakes up in a hideout while recovering from [[spoiler:having his arm blown off]]. Rider explains where they are and why.



* ''Literature/EmeraldPrince'': This happens to Julien in the beginning, when he's been KidnappedByTheCall. He wakes up in a bath, so, yes, he's shirtless.



* Happened in ''Literature/HarryPotterAndThePhilosophersStone'', with Harry waking up in the hospital ward after defeating Quirrell. He asks Dumbledore what happened to him. In fact this happens to various characters rather frequently.

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* Happened Happens in ''Literature/HarryPotterAndThePhilosophersStone'', with Harry waking up in the hospital ward after defeating Quirrell. He asks Dumbledore what happened to him. In fact this happens to various characters rather frequently.frequently in the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' series.



* In the ''Literature/{{Illuminatus}}'' series novel ''The Widow's Son'', lead character Sigismundo Celine is consigned to the Bastille. He ends up under a heavy security regimen after escaping and being recaptured, effectively confined to his cell where he has ample opportunity to memorise all the details of his room. One day he wakes up after a deeper sleep than normal to realise he is on the ceiling and looking down at his room - the floor has become his new ceiling. Gravity has semingly reversed itself in the night. But he looks carefully and sees small inconsistencies in placement and arrangement of furniture. He also realises the window has suddenly been boarded over. He deduces he has been drugged and moved to an elaborate hoax set-up.



* Julien in the beginning of ''Literature/EmeraldPrince'', when he's been KidnappedByTheCall. He wakes up in a bath, so, yes, he's shirtless.
* In the ''Literature/{{Illuminatus}}'' series novel ''The Widow's Son'', lead character Sigismundo Celine is consigned to the Bastille. He ends up under a heavy security regimen after escaping and being recaptured, effectively confined to his cell where he has ample opportunity to memorise all the details of his room. One day he wakes up after a deeper sleep than normal to realise he is on the ceiling and looking down at his room - the floor has become his new ceiling. Gravity has semingly reversed itself in the night. But he looks carefully and sees small inconsistencies in placement and arrangement of furniture. He also realises the window has suddenly been boarded over. He deduces he has been drugged and moved to an elaborate hoax set-up.
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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