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27th Mar '17 10:11:24 AM crazysamaritan
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* ''Film/{{Virtuosity}}'' is not a straight example - the system is designed to train cops in combat situations, similar to the US Army's RealLife Force XXI program. The problem is that different people worked on different parts of the system - and didn't understand how Lindenmeyer's maniacal AI could abuse it. [[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything The Dev Team Thought of ALMOST Everything]] - they programmed in non-lethal simulations of being shot, bludgeoned and even ''bitten'' - but when Sid decided to try electrocuting someone, the poor chump's brain overloaded.

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* ''Film/{{Virtuosity}}'' is not a straight example - the system is designed to train cops in combat situations, similar to the US Army's RealLife Force XXI program. The problem is that different people worked on different parts of the system - and didn't understand how Lindenmeyer's maniacal AI could abuse it. [[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything [[DevelopersForesight The Dev Team Thought of ALMOST Everything]] - they programmed in non-lethal simulations of being shot, bludgeoned and even ''bitten'' - but when Sid decided to try electrocuting someone, the poor chump's brain overloaded.
22nd Mar '17 8:12:27 AM Eddy1215
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** However, in the New Series episode "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E7AmysChoice Amy's Choice]]", this is explicitly subverted by the Dream Lord, who explains that if you die in the dream, you wake up perfectly healthy in real life. The only risk was trying to figure out ''which'' was the dream and which was reality, because if you die in reality ... well, [[CaptainObvious you just die]].

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** However, in the New Series episode "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E7AmysChoice Amy's Choice]]", this is explicitly subverted by the Dream Lord, who explains that if you die in the dream, you wake up perfectly healthy in real life. The only risk was trying to figure out ''which'' was the dream and which was reality, because if you die in reality ... well, [[CaptainObvious you just die]]. [[spoiler:The Doctor eventually realizes that [[TakeAThirdOption neither realm was reality]] as the Dream Lord didn't have the power to affect the real world]].



* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' has an ep involving a VR system, where its malfunction resulted in extreme aggression if the players were removed without winning the game.

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* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' has an ep involving episode called "Vir-Tu-Ron", which features a VR system, where its malfunction resulted in extreme aggression if the players were removed without winning the game.



* Parodied and possibly subverted in the ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' episode "Parasites Lost". When most of the Planet Express crew take a FantasticVoyagePlot through Fry's body, it isn't the actual characters who go on the trip. They are are actually [[{{Nanomachines}} nanobots]] remotely controlled by the crew interacting with a VR simulation of Fry's innards. Toward the end of the episode, Leela chops the other characters to bits with an axe while they're all still in tiny robot mode. Immediately afterwards, we see the actual characters taking off their virtual reality equipment back at the office. When someone asks if everyone is okay, they cheerfully agree that they are.

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* Parodied and possibly subverted in the ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' episode "Parasites Lost". When most of the Planet Express crew take a FantasticVoyagePlot through Fry's body, it isn't the actual characters who go on the trip. They are are actually [[{{Nanomachines}} nanobots]] remotely controlled by the crew interacting with a VR simulation of Fry's innards. Toward the end of the episode, [[ItMakesSenseInContext Leela chops the other characters to bits with an axe while they're all still in tiny robot mode.mode]]. Immediately afterwards, we see the actual characters taking off their virtual reality equipment back at the office. When someone asks if everyone is okay, they cheerfully agree that they are.



-->Raven: "I don't know if he's real or not. But he's real to Robin, and that's all that matters."

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-->Raven: -->'''Raven:''' "I don't know if he's real or not. But he's real to Robin, and that's all that matters."
18th Mar '17 4:37:09 AM RandomnessUnlimited
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': In the episode "Let's Play Danger Island Survivor", Kaeloo sets up a game show for her friends which is full of completely normal things which she asks the, to pretend are dangerous obstacles. It actually works (for example when Stumpy steps on "lava", [[AgonyOfTheFeet his feet actually catch fire]]). [[CatsAreMean Mr. Cat]] takes advantage of this by pushing Quack Quack into a "precipice" and saying things to fuel his imagination ("It's full of hungry alligators!"), resulting in [[TheyKilledKennyAgain Quack Quack being eaten by alligators]].
28th Jan '17 10:04:38 PM gewunomox
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* In G. A. Effinger's ''Literature/WhenGravityFails'', eight people lie down at a Virtual Reality couch, and only seven get up. One of them figured a way to make one of the others fail to go back to their body, causing their "soul" to be purged when the machine shuts down.

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* In G. A. Effinger's ''Literature/WhenGravityFails'', ''[[Literature/MaridAudran When Gravity Fails]]'', eight people lie down at a Virtual Reality couch, and only seven get up. One of them figured a way to make one of the others fail to go back to their body, causing their "soul" to be purged when the machine shuts down.
20th Jan '17 10:58:32 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''ThePendragonAdventure'', the territory of Veelox has a virtual reality system called Lifelight. It is initially stated that if you die during a Lifelight "jump", you simply wake up from it. However, once the Reality Bug is introduced into Lifelight in an attempt to make it less perfect and addicting, this trope gets taken to absurd levels. Not only do you die in real life if you die during a jump, but any injuries you get appear on your real body, even ''damaging your clothing''. And after the Reality Bug manifests in a jump as a giant shape shifting monster, it is somehow able to enter physical reality by burrowing down through the ground. Bobby even [[LampshadeHanging admits]] that all this violates the laws of physics as he understands them.

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* In ''ThePendragonAdventure'', ''Literature/ThePendragonAdventure'', the territory of Veelox has a virtual reality system called Lifelight. It is initially stated that if you die during a Lifelight "jump", you simply wake up from it. However, once the Reality Bug is introduced into Lifelight in an attempt to make it less perfect and addicting, this trope gets taken to absurd levels. Not only do you die in real life if you die during a jump, but any injuries you get appear on your real body, even ''damaging your clothing''. And after the Reality Bug manifests in a jump as a giant shape shifting monster, it is somehow able to enter physical reality by burrowing down through the ground. Bobby even [[LampshadeHanging admits]] that all this violates the laws of physics as he understands them.



* In the ''MemorySorrowAndThorn'' series, by Creator/TadWilliams, the Dream Road is a metaphysical realm that is touched on by all thinking beings while they sleep, but that practitioners of [[FunctionalMagic the Art]] can enter intentionally, bringing others with them. Things that happen to one's mind on the Dream Road can and do affect one in reality, and in the most benign of circumstances it's possible for an inexperienced traveler to become "lost" and unable to return, leaving their body an EmptyShell. In less benign circumstances, there are ... things there that can actively destroy all but the most powerful minds. Such encounters are typically fatal ([[MindRape or]] [[GoMadFromTheRevelation worse]]) to the dreamer.

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* In the ''MemorySorrowAndThorn'' ''Literature/MemorySorrowAndThorn'' series, by Creator/TadWilliams, the Dream Road is a metaphysical realm that is touched on by all thinking beings while they sleep, but that practitioners of [[FunctionalMagic the Art]] can enter intentionally, bringing others with them. Things that happen to one's mind on the Dream Road can and do affect one in reality, and in the most benign of circumstances it's possible for an inexperienced traveler to become "lost" and unable to return, leaving their body an EmptyShell. In less benign circumstances, there are ... things there that can actively destroy all but the most powerful minds. Such encounters are typically fatal ([[MindRape or]] [[GoMadFromTheRevelation worse]]) to the dreamer.
18th Jan '17 10:38:13 AM AG1995
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* ''VisualNovel/NewDanganRonpaV3'': [[spoiler:Comes into play again during Chapter 4 when the group enters a VR simulation, and Miu's avatar is strangled to death. When the others wake up, she's clutching at her throat, and been rendered brain dead]].
21st Dec '16 5:12:58 AM Morgenthaler
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13th Dec '16 9:16:59 AM AsForMyHandle
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'''Morpheus:''' [[TropeNamer Your mind makes it real]].\\

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12th Dec '16 10:40:33 PM gunslingerofgilead
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* The [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morgellons Morgellons phenomena]] has been listed by some experts as a disease that is spread through the Internet. Essentially it's a form of delusional parasitosis[[note]]a delusional disorder in which victims believe they are infected by parasites, usually accompanied by hallucinated physical effects.[[/note]] in which alleged sufferers claim to be infested with strange, organic fibers. Upon medical examination, it's almost always revealed these fibers are synthetic and the sores they complain about are the result of compulsive scratching; the catch is the "disease" continues to get ''worse'' once a person has self-diagnosed themselves with "Morgellons", creating a cycle of a [[ViciousCycle continually worsening condition caused by delusions which are caused by the continuing worsening condition.]] The only way to prevent it is by avoiding social "contamination" of Morgellons, [[BrownNote which is to say be unaware of the concept in the first place.]]
10th Dec '16 6:54:27 PM nombretomado
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* In Creator/RobertEHoward's ConanTheBarbarian story "Shadows in Zamboula", Zabibi is trapped in a circle of cobras, that prove illusionary in the end, but the EvilSorcerer assures her that forcing women to dance to escape until they collapse was a common form of HumanSacrifice.

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* In Creator/RobertEHoward's ConanTheBarbarian Literature/ConanTheBarbarian story "Shadows in Zamboula", "Literature/ShadowsInZamboula", Zabibi is trapped in a circle of cobras, that prove illusionary in the end, but the EvilSorcerer assures her that forcing women to dance to escape until they collapse was a common form of HumanSacrifice.
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