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9th May '17 2:10:14 AM Sammettik
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* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaLinksAwakening'', the entire game takes place inside a dream, and the ultimate goal is to wake up the dreamer. Doing so will essentially result in [[DreamApocalypse the death of every inhabitant of the dream]]. The humans helping you on your journey? They just don't know any better. Those monsters trying to stop you? They're motivated ''purely by survival''. You've gotta KillEmAll to win the game.
1st May '17 11:19:55 AM Allronix
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* The Franchise/{{Tron}} example below is {{Lampshaded}} and just as quickly {{Averted}} in ''Endgame Scenario.'' Tron refers to the User world as the "real" one, and [[VideoGame/TronTwoPointOh Jet]] bristles, firing back that the Program world is just as "real" as the human one.
23rd Apr '17 9:07:36 AM nombretomado
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* Averted in the ''LightNovel/SuzumiyaHaruhi'' novels. In later books, Kyon [[spoiler: ends up in a timeline without time travellers, aliens or espers. He considers how selfish it is to want to change things back, that the people in the new timeline have just as much right to exist. He does it anyways, but often "wakes up late at night, with their faces in his mind."]]

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* Averted in the ''LightNovel/SuzumiyaHaruhi'' ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'' novels. In later books, Kyon [[spoiler: ends up in a timeline without time travellers, aliens or espers. He considers how selfish it is to want to change things back, that the people in the new timeline have just as much right to exist. He does it anyways, but often "wakes up late at night, with their faces in his mind."]]
14th Feb '17 9:06:14 PM EdwardGil
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* HarryPotterAndTheCursedChild: Most of the characters (even those in the alternate timelines) acknowledge that the cannon timeline is worth returning to because it is in some way significantly better to that alternate one. Scorpius, however, clearly sees his original timeline as the "real" one, with the alternate timelines as mistakes to be "fixed". He makes the following distinction which, once you've already made a few time jumps, starts to seem a little shaky:

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* HarryPotterAndTheCursedChild: Most of the characters (even those in the alternate timelines) acknowledge that the cannon canon timeline is worth returning to because it is in some way significantly better to that alternate one. Scorpius, however, clearly sees his original timeline as the "real" one, with the alternate timelines as mistakes to be "fixed". He makes the following distinction which, once you've already made a few time jumps, starts to seem a little shaky:
14th Feb '17 6:53:09 PM DastardlyDemolition
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* ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' Part 7, the villain's stand has the power to visit parallel worlds and bring people from said parallel worlds to his world. He constantly refers to his initial world (the world where the plot takes place) as the ''root world'', he doesn't have any problems with killing people from the other worlds and [[spoiler: every time he's killed he has one of his alternate selves take his place, abducting him from his original world and overriding his memories with the villain's (apparently, his alternate selves don't have any problem with this)]]. He has a reason to think like that, since [[spoiler:the [[MacGuffin Holy Corpse]] only exists in the so called ''root world'']]

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* ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' Part 7, the villain's BigBad's stand has the power to visit parallel worlds and bring people from said parallel worlds to his world. He constantly refers to his initial world (the world where the plot takes place) as the ''root world'', he doesn't have any problems with killing people from the other worlds and [[spoiler: and every time he's killed he has one of his alternate selves take his place, abducting him from his original world and overriding his memories with the villain's (apparently, his alternate selves don't have any problem with this)]].this and if they do [[ExpendableAlternateUniverse it doesn't matter]]). He has a reason to think like that, since [[spoiler:the [[MacGuffin Holy Corpse]] only exists in the so called ''root world'']]
5th Sep '16 12:16:34 AM DeadSkunk
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* HarryPotterAndTheCursedChild: Most of the characters (even those in the alternate timelines) acknowledge that the cannon timeline is worth returning to because it is in some way significantly better to that alternate one. Scorpius, however, clearly sees his original timeline as the "real" one, with the alternate timelines as mistakes to be "fixed". He makes the following distinction which, once you've already made a few time jumps, starts to seem a little shaky:
--> '''Scorpio:''' "I was able to ask for help because I was in an alternate reality. We aren't. We're in the past."
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7th Aug '16 6:10:16 PM nombretomado
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** In ''InfiniteCrisis'', the Superman of Earth 2 said they allowed the JLA to refer to themselves as Earth 1 out of politeness.

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** In ''InfiniteCrisis'', ''ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis'', the Superman of Earth 2 said they allowed the JLA to refer to themselves as Earth 1 out of politeness.



** In TheDCU, the main earth being called New Earth (and the real one) was justified in the fact that it forms the fulcrum/nexus of all the other Earths.

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** In TheDCU, Franchise/TheDCU, the main earth being called New Earth (and the real one) was justified in the fact that it forms the fulcrum/nexus of all the other Earths.
31st Jul '16 2:45:28 PM ImpudentInfidel
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** Also, Archchancellor Ridcully, while heading out to battle elves (with [[MillionToOneChance million-to-one odds]]), is told that, because of the whole multiverse thing, for every one Ridcully that survives the fight, 999,999 other Ridcullys will die. He responds, "Yes, but I'm not bothered about those other buggers. They can look after themselves."
** In ''Discworld/TheScienceOfDiscworld'' and especially the sequels, the wizards consider the Disc is the real world and "Roundworld" is an oddity that sits on a shelf in Rincewind's office. They respect that the inhabitants of Roundworld might see this differently, though.

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** Also, Archchancellor Ridcully, while heading out to battle elves (with [[MillionToOneChance million-to-one odds]]), is told that, because of the whole multiverse thing, for every one Ridcully that survives the fight, 999,999 other Ridcullys will die. He responds, "Yes, but I'm not bothered about those other buggers. They can look after themselves."
" He's mostly just bitter they didn't invite him to their weddings, thanks to a disastrous earlier attempt to explain the concept to him.
** In ''Discworld/TheScienceOfDiscworld'' and especially the sequels, the wizards consider the Disc is the real world and "Roundworld" is an oddity that sits on a shelf in Rincewind's office. They respect that the inhabitants of Roundworld might see this differently, though. Plus, somewhere on Roundworld there's an author named "Terry Pratchett" with a neat idea for a story...
10th Jul '16 5:03:01 PM nombretomado
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* ''WesternAnimation/ChalkZone'' also encounters this where characters will refer to our reality as the "real world", even by those from the other dimension of ChalkZone. Which [[FridgeLogic slightly implies]] that because the characters from ChalkZone are made of chalk they're not real.

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* ''WesternAnimation/ChalkZone'' also encounters this where characters will refer to our reality as the "real world", even by those from the other dimension of ChalkZone. [=ChalkZone=]. Which [[FridgeLogic slightly implies]] that because the characters from ChalkZone [=ChalkZone=] are made of chalk they're not real.
9th Jul '16 9:03:40 PM Trevorg2000
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* Early in ''Literature/BraveSto‎ry: New Traveler'', after the protagonist has wandered into his fantasy land he meets a young girl who says "Travelers only come from ''the real world''". That's a downer.

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* Early in ''Literature/BraveSto‎ry: ''Literature/BraveStory: New Traveler'', after the protagonist has wandered into his fantasy land he meets a young girl who says "Travelers only come from ''the real world''". That's a downer.
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