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11th Jun '16 10:01:20 AM JackG
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* In ''Film/EdgeOfTomorrow'', the hero experiences the day over and over and is hence able to see into the future. His efforts to tell his story are quite fruitless at first. Near the movie's end, he manages to get his comrades to believe him.

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* In ''Film/EdgeOfTomorrow'', the hero experiences the day over and over and is hence able to see into the future. His efforts to tell his story are quite fruitless at first. Near the movie's end, he manages to get his comrades to believe him.him, having gained enough experience and credibility to explain the situation coherently.



* PlayedForLaughs in ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast''. Future!Wolverine briefly panics and loses his connection to his past self... and Past!Wolverine wakes up and finds himself unexpectedly in the middle of the action, in France, surrounded by people he doesn't know (including a blue and hairy Beast) and with no memory of how he got there. Charles Xavier at first tries to explain what happened, but realizes it's futile and gives this explanation instead.
-->'''Charles:''' ...You're on acid. Someone gave you really bad acid... yeah?



** As well, some of TheMenInBlack are pretty smart about this, deliberately acting as strangely as possible and using agents who look like famous people (or perhaps even making an agent, say, [[Series/{{Jeopardy}} the host of a game show]]), so that anyone who tries to tell other people about them won't be believed.

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** As well, some of It's suggested TheMenInBlack are pretty smart about this, deliberately acting as strangely as possible and using agents who look like famous people (or perhaps even making an agent, say, [[Series/{{Jeopardy}} the host of a game show]]), so that anyone who tries to tell other people about them won't be believed.
17th May '16 2:26:45 PM ConMan1226
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* Zig-zagged in the ''WesternAnimation/InsideOut'' fanfic ''Intercom''. Riley is determined '''not''' to do this, fully aware that telling people about her [[HearingVoices emotions]] could get her locked up. However, it becomes increasingly apparent to her parents and friends that something is troubling her. And the more Riley insists that everything is fine, the more it becomes apparent that something is wrong. [[spoiler:It doesn't help that Riley's experiences with her emotions match the symptoms of schizophrenia to a tee. Eventually, Riley herself starts doubting if the voices are real.]]

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* Zig-zagged in the ''WesternAnimation/InsideOut'' fanfic ''Intercom''.''Fanfic/{{Intercom}}''. Riley is determined '''not''' to do this, fully aware that telling people about her [[HearingVoices emotions]] could get her locked up. However, it becomes increasingly apparent to her parents and friends that something is troubling her. And the more Riley insists that everything is fine, the more it becomes apparent that something is wrong. [[spoiler:It doesn't help that Riley's experiences with her emotions match the symptoms of schizophrenia to a tee. Eventually, Riley herself starts doubting if the voices are real.]]
17th May '16 2:09:28 PM ConMan1226
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* Zig-zagged in the ''WesternAnimation/InsideOut'' fanfic''[[Fanfic/Intercom Intercom]]''. Riley is determined '''not''' to do this, fully aware that telling people about her [[HearingVoices emotions]] could get her locked up. However, it becomes increasingly apparent to her parents and friends that something is troubling her. And the more Riley insists that everything is fine, the more it becomes apparent that something is wrong. [[spoiler:It doesn't help that Riley's experiences with her emotions match the symptoms of schizophrenia to a tee. Eventually, Riley herself starts doubting if the voices are real.]]

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* Zig-zagged in the ''WesternAnimation/InsideOut'' fanfic''[[Fanfic/Intercom Intercom]]''.fanfic ''Intercom''. Riley is determined '''not''' to do this, fully aware that telling people about her [[HearingVoices emotions]] could get her locked up. However, it becomes increasingly apparent to her parents and friends that something is troubling her. And the more Riley insists that everything is fine, the more it becomes apparent that something is wrong. [[spoiler:It doesn't help that Riley's experiences with her emotions match the symptoms of schizophrenia to a tee. Eventually, Riley herself starts doubting if the voices are real.]]
17th May '16 2:07:12 PM ConMan1226
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* Zig-zagged in the ''WesternAnimation/InsideOut'' fanfic''Fanfic/Intercom''. Riley is determined '''not''' to do this, fully aware that telling people about her [[HearingVoices emotions]] could get her locked up. However, it becomes increasingly apparent to her parents and friends that something is troubling her. And the more Riley insists that everything is fine, the more it becomes apparent that something is wrong. [[spoiler:It doesn't help that Riley's experiences with her emotions match the symptoms of schizophrenia to a tee. Eventually, Riley herself starts doubting if the voices are real.]]

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* Zig-zagged in the ''WesternAnimation/InsideOut'' fanfic''Fanfic/Intercom''.fanfic''[[Fanfic/Intercom Intercom]]''. Riley is determined '''not''' to do this, fully aware that telling people about her [[HearingVoices emotions]] could get her locked up. However, it becomes increasingly apparent to her parents and friends that something is troubling her. And the more Riley insists that everything is fine, the more it becomes apparent that something is wrong. [[spoiler:It doesn't help that Riley's experiences with her emotions match the symptoms of schizophrenia to a tee. Eventually, Riley herself starts doubting if the voices are real.]]
17th May '16 2:05:54 PM ConMan1226
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* Zig-zagged in the ''WesternAnimation/InsideOut'' fanfic''Fanfic/Intercom''. Riley is determined '''not''' to do this, fully aware that telling people about her [[HearingVoices emotions]] could get her locked up. However, it becomes increasingly apparent to her parents and friends that something is troubling her. And the more Riley insists that everything is fine, the more it becomes apparent that something is wrong. [[spoilers: It doesn't help that Riley's experiences with her emotions match the symptoms of schizophrenia to a tee. Eventually, Riley herself starts doubting if the voices are real.]]

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* Zig-zagged in the ''WesternAnimation/InsideOut'' fanfic''Fanfic/Intercom''. Riley is determined '''not''' to do this, fully aware that telling people about her [[HearingVoices emotions]] could get her locked up. However, it becomes increasingly apparent to her parents and friends that something is troubling her. And the more Riley insists that everything is fine, the more it becomes apparent that something is wrong. [[spoilers: It [[spoiler:It doesn't help that Riley's experiences with her emotions match the symptoms of schizophrenia to a tee. Eventually, Riley herself starts doubting if the voices are real.]]
17th May '16 2:04:40 PM ConMan1226
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* In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' tale "Fanfic/FluttershyIsFree," Fluttershy makes the mistake of telling her foalhood friend [[BoisterousBruiser Rainbow Dash]] that Fluttershy herself was [[spoiler:sired by a Changeling]] by introducing it as the ravings of her [[UnreliableNarrator paranoid mothe]]r. Given that Fluttershy does not in any way look like [[spoiler:the mythical flying creature the Pegasi know as "buzzies"]] and generally take about as seriously as we do UFO sightings, Rainbow Dash simply assumes that Fluttershy has gone a bit crazy under the stress of being the [[TheUnfavorite unfavorite daughter]] in a [[BigScrewedUpFamily dysfunctional family]]. At this point, Fluttershy gives up trying to tell Rainbow Dash the truth. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]], as in canon Fluttershy is normally a [[ShrinkingViolet ''very'' poor communicator]].

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* In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' tale "Fanfic/FluttershyIsFree," Fluttershy makes the mistake of telling her foalhood friend [[BoisterousBruiser Rainbow Dash]] that Fluttershy herself was [[spoiler:sired by a Changeling]] by introducing it as the ravings of her [[UnreliableNarrator paranoid mothe]]r.mother]]. Given that Fluttershy does not in any way look like [[spoiler:the mythical flying creature the Pegasi know as "buzzies"]] and generally take about as seriously as we do UFO sightings, Rainbow Dash simply assumes that Fluttershy has gone a bit crazy under the stress of being the [[TheUnfavorite unfavorite daughter]] in a [[BigScrewedUpFamily dysfunctional family]]. At this point, Fluttershy gives up trying to tell Rainbow Dash the truth. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]], as in canon Fluttershy is normally a [[ShrinkingViolet ''very'' poor communicator]].communicator]].
* Zig-zagged in the ''WesternAnimation/InsideOut'' fanfic''Fanfic/Intercom''. Riley is determined '''not''' to do this, fully aware that telling people about her [[HearingVoices emotions]] could get her locked up. However, it becomes increasingly apparent to her parents and friends that something is troubling her. And the more Riley insists that everything is fine, the more it becomes apparent that something is wrong. [[spoilers: It doesn't help that Riley's experiences with her emotions match the symptoms of schizophrenia to a tee. Eventually, Riley herself starts doubting if the voices are real.]]
22nd Apr '16 7:58:16 PM JackG
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* Dr. Bashir plays this trope straight in the ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' episode "Inquisition" while trying to convince the bridge officers that he's not a traitor. [[spoiler:Then it's revealed that the officers are in fact holograms programmed to vilify him.]]

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* Dr. Bashir plays this trope straight in the ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' episode "Inquisition" while trying to convince the bridge officers that he's not a traitor. [[spoiler:Then it's revealed that the officers are in fact holograms programmed to vilify him. The fact that his TrueCompanions won't consider his side of the story is one of the things that tips Bashir off.]]
21st Apr '16 12:47:43 PM erforce
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* Kyle Reese and Sarah Connor's [[CassandraTruth rantings and ravings]] about a [[BadFuture future war]] and sentient computers in the [[Film/TheTerminator Terminator]] films gets them both labeled as nutters. By [[Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay the second film]], Sarah has even been institutionalized.

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* Kyle Reese and Sarah Connor's [[CassandraTruth rantings and ravings]] about a [[BadFuture future war]] and sentient computers in the [[Film/TheTerminator Terminator]] ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'' films gets them both labeled as nutters. By [[Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay the second film]], Sarah has even been institutionalized.
20th Mar '16 5:53:12 PM ladyofthelibrary
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* In the ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' episode "Blind Spot", Laurel's insistance that the only reason she's been arrested for posession of illegal prescription medicine is because Brother Blood knows she's onto him and wants her out of the way sounds increasingly paranoid and crazy. It doesn't help that she has to acknowledge that, actually, she ''has'' been illegally self-medicating.

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* In the ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' episode "Blind Spot", Laurel's insistance insistence that the only reason she's been arrested for posession possession of illegal prescription medicine is because Brother Blood knows she's onto him and wants her out of the way sounds increasingly paranoid and crazy. It doesn't help that she has to acknowledge that, actually, she ''has'' been illegally self-medicating.


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* Early in CodeLyoko, XANA targets the local nuclear plant and the group ultimately decides to send Yumi to tell the adults what's going on. They don't believe her. In fact, pretty much ''any'' time the kids try to tell the adults about XANA's actions, they're dismissed outright. This also happens with their peers a lot.
15th Mar '16 4:02:08 PM ObsidianFire
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* In ''Film/GhostbustersII'', the Ghostbusters are institutionalized when they [[CassandraTruth try to inform everyone that the subways are filling up with malevolent slime and that a painting in the Metropolitan Art Museum is coming to life at midnight on New Year's Eve.]] In a minor subversion, Peter is GenreSavvy enough to realize that acting crazy and hysterical, as per the trope, isn't going to do anyone any good; unfortunately, the others aren't:

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* In ''Film/GhostbustersII'', the Ghostbusters are institutionalized when they [[CassandraTruth try to inform everyone that the subways are filling up with malevolent slime and that a painting in the Metropolitan Art Museum is coming to life at midnight on New Year's Eve.]] In a minor subversion, Peter is GenreSavvy smart enough to realize that acting crazy and hysterical, as per the trope, isn't going to do anyone any good; unfortunately, the others aren't:



** In the episode "The Pack", Giles refuses to believe Buffy when she claims Xander has been possessed by a hyena spirit. Being [[GenreSavvy Buffy]], she calls him on it:

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** In the episode "The Pack", Giles refuses to believe Buffy when she claims Xander has been possessed by a hyena spirit. Being [[GenreSavvy Buffy]], Buffy, she calls him on it:



** As well, some of TheMenInBlack are pretty GenreSavvy about this, deliberately acting as strangely as possible and using agents who look like famous people (or perhaps even making an agent, say, [[Series/{{Jeopardy}} the host of a game show]]), so that anyone who tries to tell other people about them won't be believed.

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** As well, some of TheMenInBlack are pretty GenreSavvy smart about this, deliberately acting as strangely as possible and using agents who look like famous people (or perhaps even making an agent, say, [[Series/{{Jeopardy}} the host of a game show]]), so that anyone who tries to tell other people about them won't be believed.



** Subverted in one episode, where after relating a prophetic dream he's had to General Hammond, Dr. Jackson is surprised when Hammond asks what he can do to help. When asked why he believes Jackson, Hammond gets GenreSavvy, alluding to all of the ''other'' crazy things he's seen and heard while in command of the SGC.

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** Subverted in one episode, where after relating a prophetic dream he's had to General Hammond, Dr. Jackson is surprised when Hammond asks what he can do to help. When asked why he believes Jackson, Hammond gets GenreSavvy, smart, alluding to all of the ''other'' crazy things he's seen and heard while in command of the SGC.



** Although this is finally subverted by ''The Dark Tower'', when Merlin is trying to get the Knights to follow him. Arthur, being his usual GenreBlind self, starts to ignore him, but the Knights point out that it can't hurt as they're already lost, and ask Arthur to give him a chance.

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** Although this is finally subverted by ''The Dark Tower'', when Merlin is trying to get the Knights to follow him. Arthur, being his usual GenreBlind ignorant self, starts to ignore him, but the Knights point out that it can't hurt as they're already lost, and ask Arthur to give him a chance.
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