%% NOTE: The pic is from a Ranma 1/2 hentai doujinshi; do not pothole.
[[caption-width-right:350:From the ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' fan comic ''The Final Choice''.]]

* In the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fanfic ''[[Fanfic/CodePonyEvolution Code: Pony Evolution]]'', Pinkie Pie's normal fourth wall breaking is taken UpToEleven by breaking not only the fourth wall of the "show" but ''the fourth wall of the fanfic '''as well.'''''
* ''Fanfic/TheChildOfLove'': In chapter seventh's omake, Asuka berates the author because he is lazy and hasn't updated his website.
* ''Fanfic/SOE2LoneHeirOfKrypton'': The characters frequently break the fourth wall in the omakes: the author and Asuka talk about his discarded ideas, Asuka complains of a thug breaking the fourth wall when he accused her of doing blatant shout-outs, Shinji gets a present of the author, or the author decides to address the characters.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/TotalDramaIsland'' fanfic ''FanFic/TotalSiblingRivalry'', after the author's self-insertion, Chris wonders about buying a new fourth wall.
* In the Hetalia fanfic ''Fanfic/ItsASmallWorldAfterAll'', the characters warn each other not to break the Fourth Wall often so that [[TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou the fangirls reading the story (including the author) can't get in]]. However, a lot of the characters (usually Japan) end up breaking the Fourth Wall in the middle of the story (via looking up at the ceiling and [[WhoWritesThisCrap complaining to the author]]) and cause a war in the author's note over 'keeping the Fourth Wall up'. Fangirls [[NoKillLikeOverkill obliterate]] the Fourth Wall and take over the fanfic for a chapter, after which everyone agrees on inserting a [[SlidingScaleOfFourthWallHardness Fourth Wall with a door.]]
* The narrator from Fanfic/PokemonJohtoQuest constantly does this at the beginning and ending of nearly every episode.
* In the ''Literature/CastawaysOfTheFlyingDutchman'' fanfic ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4900100/1/A_Spoof_from_the_Castaways_of_the_Flying_Dutchman A Spoof from the Castaways of the Flying Dutchman]]'', the author spoofs the story in an entertaining way using SelfInsert and brutally honest--sometimes exaggerated or downright made up--ways of depicting the events occurring, all the while beating the shit out of the fourth wall as they move the story along.
-->'''Ben:''' Oh look, a note! (Reads note) Oh fun, I get to sneak out tomorrow. Maybe something interesting will happen in this story.
-->'''Me:''' You mean like a faster update? Like that will ever happen.
* A common source of humour in the ''FanFic/TamersForeverSeries''; often it's the author doing the forth wall breaking with random comments.
* In the ''Franchise/StarWars''/''WesternAnimation/VeggieTales'' crossover ''FanFic/LarryBoyAndTheLittleManOfPurpleness'', the trailer ends with these lines:
-->'''Han:''' Excuse me as I break character here: To the author: About this dialogue, are you on some form of illegal substance?\\
'''Wedge:''' And could we please have some?
** [[NeverTrustATrailer In context]], however, Han's only breaking the fourth wall in a play they're rehearsing.
* In chapter 6 of the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fanfic ''Fanfic/TheMonsterMash'', this is played for a mixture of drama and dark comedy with side orders of GoMadFromTheRevelation and HumansAreCthulhu.
* Pinkie Pie breaking the fourth wall to acknowledge or even directly address the readers and/or the author is something of a RunningGag in [=FiM=] fanfiction in general. Sometimes other characters get in on the act, more often it's waved off as her [[CloudCuckooLander just being Pinkie]].
* In ''Film/TheLastAirbender'' parody ''[[FanFic/BringMeAllYourElderly Bring Me All Your Elderly]]'', the [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender Animated!Characters]] not only are aware that they are animated (and discuss it very casually), they also leave the Animated!Universe to enter the Movie!Universe, generally blame all unexplained events either on the [[WhoWritesThisCrap fanfic author]] or Creator/MNightShyamalan, read their own fanfic and comments straight off the internet, and basically suffer severe existential crises as a result. The fourth wall itself actually makes a brief appearance at one point in the story, along with a sign that says "fragile."
-->'''Mai:''' But for future reference, guys - try to be careful about breaking the fourth wall around Zuko, okay? He doesn't know, and it tends to freak him out a little.
-->'''Zuko:''' Fourth wall? What wall? Someone broke a wall?
-->'''Mai:''' Nothing, Zuko. Just don't worry about it.
* Happens often in the ''FanFic/CalvinAtCamp'' series, especially when [[Franchise/TheHauntedMansion the Hitchhiking Ghosts]] are involved.
* ''Fanfic/SweetiesMansion'': Pinkie Pie still has this ability even as a [[BrainwashedAndCrazy brainwashed]] ghost that is out to kill Sweetie Belle. [[spoiler:Upon catching her, Sweetie gains this ability as well and unintentionally calls the author out for the direction the story is going when she's in LotusEaterMachine.]]
* In Chapter 13 of Part 2 in ''FanFic/ClashOfTheElements'', after giving a eulogy to [[spoiler: Smithy, Dimentio mentions to the audience about how he will "satisfy their desire for entertainment.]] Of course, [[FridgeHorror when one takes into consideration his powers]] and that beyond the computer screen [[FridgeBrilliance would probably qualify]] [[OhCrap as another dimension for him...]]
* Utilized by ''FanFic/AdventCrossoverCrisis''; the author gets [[Creator/MarvelComics SheHulk and DeadPool]], two renowned fourth wall breakers, to address the audience directly in the opening to explain the fic in greater detail.
* ''WebAnimation/TurnaboutStorm'': [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Pinkie Pie]] gets a few of these moments, as it's usually done with her. She even [[ReadingAheadInTheScript had read some of the script beforehand]] to have an idea of what to do while investigating.
* Fanfic/TheIronHorseEverythingsBetterWithRobots has [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Pinkie Pie and Discord]] both make reference to things that only happened in the [[ComicBook/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicIDW comics]]. When questioned about it, they give the same reply:
--->'''Pinkie Pie/Discord''': It’s canon to the comics, don’t worry about it.
* At the end of ''FanFic/PaperMarioX 2: The Thousand Year Door'', [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Link]] puts out a velvet box out of his bag. Inside includes a ring which he uses to propose to Zelda. The very last line is Link addressing to the audience: "Can you guess what I'm going to do?"
* ''Fanfic/ImperfectMetamorphosis'': In a rare totally serious example, [[PhysicalGod Yukari]] inadvertently weaponizes this against [[spoiler: [[EldritchAbomination Yuuka]]]] when she reaches into her soul and generally rips things apart. [[spoiler: This leads to Yuuka periodically taking over the narration and speaking directly to the reader, as well as adjusting her myriad plans to manipulate the established narrative.]]
** The first hint towards this comes in a memorable MadnessMantra ("It can't be. Just words on a page. It's all paper. And not even real paper.") which [[spoiler: Yuuka]] keeps muttering to herself while ignoring being pummelled into the dust by Yukari.
* The ''Blog/ReadingRainbowverse'' has as its central concept the idea that various ponies are commenting on comics and answering questions. That's not this trope. What is this trope is when a reader pointed out to Gilda her blog had been hijacked by a mysterious "mod" person, resulting in the two having a bit of a tussle.
* ''FanFic/ANewOrder'': Helios does this when speaking with the ghost of Queen Serenity. He and she both know the secret of the Time Gates (him because he read her mind) but he asks her to explain it anyway because the people on the fourth wall don't know.
* In the ''Manga/MedakaBox'' fanfic ''Fanfic/WorldAsMyth'', Misogi Kumagawa recognizes when bold font and italics are used in dialogue.
** Anshin'in seems to be aware of the events of the original manga.
* Like the source material, the ''{{Manga/Bleach}}'' fanfics ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6902577/1/Phases-of-the-Moon Phases of the Moon]]'' and ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8222340/1/Chasing-the-Moon Chasing the Moon]]'' have [[{{Omake}} Omakes]] at the end of each chapter. These omakes leave the FourthWall fairly intact. However, in the companion fic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10332014/1/The-Trials-of-Kurosaki-Karin The Trials of Kurosaki Karin]]'', the omakes involve [[OriginalCharacter Original Characters]] [[ThoseTwoGuys Masaryu and]] [[EnsembleDarkhorse Kohaku]] breaking the Fourth Wall with impunity as they discuss the events of the story and interact with the audience ''Arrancar Encyclopedia'' style.
* Sweetie Belle does that in the beginning of WebComic/MoodyMarkCrusaders.
* In ''FanFic/{{Amber Night and the Curse of the Diabolical Pastry Thief}}'', a ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fanfic, Amber Night is apparently no stranger to the "sadistic hairless chimpanzee pounding away it the keyboard that controls the fate of the pastryless pony" on the other side of the fourth wall, demonstrated in the beginning when she grows inspired by his monologue without having heard it, and again later on when she [[spoiler:convinces him to disable the gym's laser defense systems]].
* Super Smash Bros fanfiction ''FanFic/TenRandomCharacters'' suffers varied degrees of abuse from the characters, and often, the author. It is broken so frequently that the wall is given a codename, the Norfair Alley. Sometimes, this trope is quite literal. Taken [[UpToEleven Up to Eleven]] in [[spoiler:Chapter 11, in which a mob of fangirls invades after the fourth wall quite literally falls down dead]].
* ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6125021/6/The-Staircase-Time-Froze The Staircase Time Froze]]'':
-->'''Ginny:''' ''I can't believe that was only yesterday. It seems like one day lasted several chapters for no particular reason.''
* The original Fanfic/DantesNightAtFreddys was no slouch when it came to LeaningOnTheFourthWall, but its sequel, ''Animatronic Boogaloo'' went so insane that, around chapter 8 and especially in chapter 9, the author describes the events as, "Dante and [[spoiler:MJTR]] destroy the fourth wall, take it around back, and beat it with its own body."
* In Fanfic/NewReality, Mithos jumps into the real world to kidnap the heroine, making it an In-Universe example.
* In the CrackFic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9500873/1/There-s-Someone-Else There's Someone Else]]'', Tira remarks that she's been taunting Patroklos "throughout the whole [[VideoGame/SoulSeries game]]".
* Team Rocket occasionally pulls this off in the ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' fanfic ''FanFic/ThePowerThatsInside''.
-->'''Jessie''': What could we even use this thing as, a cannon?\\
'''James''': None of this is canon, Jessie.
* In the [=MST=] treatment of ''FanFic/TomSwiftAndHisWarTank,'' Joel and the bots become so frustrated at Ned's stupidity that they run out of ways to riff him and are forced to ask the readers for help.
* Fan game ''VideoGame/RakenzarnTales'' has two primary offenders: Axel Akamura, an OC who's implied to be from outside of Rakenzarn like Kyuu, and Deadpool himself, who even does his own special skill descriptions.
* Much like [[WesternAnimation/{{Beetlejuice}} the cartoon]] on which they're based, ''FanFic/{{Cinderjuice}}'' and its sequels take any number of shots at the fourth wall. One reviewer asked whether the fourth wall had killed the author's father, since it gets shattered with so much frequency.
* In the ''House'' fanfic "Iggy Pop Go The Zombies" a literal piece of wall collapses when another character tells House, "Quit making that face, you look like Bertie Wooster."
* The ''Franchise/{{Metroid}}''-''Franchise/{{Kamen Rider}}'' crossover fic, ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11772125/1/Metroid-Kamen-Rider-Generations-Full-Series Metroid: Kamen Rider Generations]]'', has such examples.
** Stage 7, the ''Series/{{Kamen Rider Drive}}'' tribute chapter shows [[spoiler:Shinnosuke's shocking expression when Samus wakes up in the Drive Pit as he and the others attempt to forcibly dissect her Fusion Suit, he says while bringing up his series' main writer, "Is it just me or was the writer fond of police dramas?!"]]
** Stage 17, where Samus, Takatora, Mitsuzane, and Go confront a [[BackFromTheDead resurrected Kaito Kumon]], after they transformed, the song "Supernova" from ''Series/{{Kamen Rider Kiva}}'' plays, leading Go to tell the writer the music is inappropriate, much to Takatora's annoyance.
--->'''Go:''' HEEEYYY! This is NOT Kamen Rider Kiva! Why bother play ''that'' damn music?!
--->'''Takatora:''' Jesus Christ! Eyes on the battlefield, Shijima-kun! Who are you talking to, anyway?
--->'''Go:''' It's the writer! Nah, whatever.
** Stage 29, Gandrayda even does it going as far as [[TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou making out with the author]] and ranting about Creator/GenUrobuchi.
* A brief gag in the ''Fanfic/OversaturatedWorld'' has Pinkie Pie conversing with the narrator, as a side effect of her magic becoming stronger.
* Many an [[TheAbridgedSeries abridged series]] will do this on a regular basis. To the point that Ishizu mentions she can break the fourth wall in ''her first appearance'', and this is unimpressive because everyone else has already broken it.
** This is an actual plot point in ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries''. [[spoiler:According to Ishizu, if the fourth wall collapses completely, then Yu-Gi-Oh Abridged will be cancelled. Sure enough, Melvin defeating Florence is enough to bring the fourth wall down (for some reason), and 4kids (as run by Noah and the Big Five) cancel the show... And then Creator/LittleKuriboh announces Season 3.]] Yeah. [[MindScrew Trippy, much?]]
** [[spoiler: And now we have season 3. First off Serenity tries to talk to Joey about the fact that she's frightened she'll get written out of the show because her character doesn't serve any significant point... And then all the main characters are told their show has been cancelled. Their reaction? "What the ''fuck?!''"]] Just... There's no fourth wall any more. There's a ''fifth'' wall, but the fourth wall is just broken. And no, it is not going to be revived from the shadow realm.
** In ''WebVideo/AvatarTheAbridgedSeries'', Iroh actually ''teaches Zuko how to break the Fourth Wall''. He ends up using it to re-write the episode to make Sokka's life hell.
* ''WebVideo/ImAMarvelAndImADC'': Everyone break the normal fourth wall at one point or another. However ComicBook/{{Deadpool}} takes it one step further.
--->'''Deadpool:''' I always wanted my own action figure, and now I ''am'' my own action figure.\\
'''[[ComicBook/{{Watchmen}} Nite Owl]]:''' Um, What?
* In ''Blog/AskKingSombra'': Being that it's an ask blog, naturally, the characters respond to fan comments. It's a bit zigzaggy on whether other characters realize that that's what they're doing though.
** Sombra is actually able to physically interact with the question boxes; at one point he tries to hide behind them, only to realize they aren't actually real.
** At one point the author tries to derail the comic into a shipping fic, so Sombra and Coffee Talk open a portal and give his AuthorAvatar a DeathGlare to make him get back on track.
* The video "Deadpool - A Blurred Lines Parody", along with several other ComicBook/{{Deadpool}} cosplay videos by WebVideo/DPiddy, make use of this. (It's downplayed compared to the original Deadpool.)
* A minor case shows up in Chapter 25 of ''FanFic/ThisBites'' when Cross says that he couldn't make up the events that he was reporting if he tried. Soundbite, or perhaps B.R.O.B. possessing him again, noted the irony.
* The fourth wall of the ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' SelfInsertFic ''Fanfic/WithThisRing'' is finally breached with the introduction of '''Ambush Bug''' in the Fool's Canon arc. HilarityEnsues.
* ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11999343/8/Snapped Snapped]]'':
-->'''Hermione:''' You can't befriend a basilisk!\\
'''Harry:''' We're in a CrackFic, Hermione. It's expected.
* When [[TheCameo Deadpool appears out of nowhere]] in Chapter 29 of ''FanFic/OriginStory'', Alex asks him what he's doing there and if he intends to try and fight her. After hastily denying that he has a fight in mind, he openly admits that he's just there to provide a little WolverinePublicity.
-->“What are you doing here, then?” Alex huffed. The man was a pain in the ass.
-->“Nothing much. This is just a pointless cameo! It’s all the rage in comic books! Alexi Vandeberg, one of the writer’s best friends in the world, bet the writer fifty bucks that there was no way in hell that he – the writer, I mean – would just drop me into the story at random, in the same way that all those comics back in the 90s would include Wolverine just to say he was in their title once.” Deadpool shrugged. “Back when they were doing it with Wolverine, it was basically just a cheap grab for better sales, but it worked. TV Tropes even has a name for it: ‘WolverinePublicity.’ Pretty neato, right? Of course, it sort of breaks the flow of the story, but fifty buck is fifty bucks, right?”
* In Fanfic/TalesOfAResetMind, the characters ''disintegrate'' the fourth wall by speaking directly to the reader on multiple occassions.
--> '''Fear''': Dear Reader, hey look, there’s a spider on your back. A big one.
* In ''FanFic/AgeofDragons'', Kieran/Urthemiel takes a moment to yell at the author for railroading the party into the deep roads. He also figured out where the party needed to go by noting where the quest marker was, and can find his friends by looking at the locations of their character icons.
* The Animaniacs in ''FanFic/MyLittleAnimaniacs'' do it the entire story.
* ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12110387/2/How-Harry-Got-a-Date How Harry Got a Date]]'':
-->'''Luna:''' Nobody asked me to the ball. I'm just here because the author told me to.
* ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11996609/18/Wear-Me-Like-A-Locket-Around-Your-Throat Wear Me Like a Locket Around Your Neck]]'':
-->"I can't believe I suspected that guy of murder," Harry said in wonder, watching Caspar walk into a window.\\
"You did ''what''?" Orion asked.\\
Harry shook his head. It was far too elaborate to go into- it would take something like 4 hefty chapters to cover it all. "Nothing."
* Similar to ''Origin Story'' above, after [[spoiler:the DC and Marvel universe's have been combined]] in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11604728/1/Nocturnal Nocturnal]]'', Deadpool shows up and complains that he has "One cameo, in this entire one hundred chapter story".