* According to 1d4chan, the [[Literature/SpaceWolf Space]] [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} Wolves]], along with the Black Templars, World Eaters and Khornate Worshipers are some of the most genre savvy people in the entire Imperium. Not that there isn't plenty of it to go around, with the Imperium's ''official policy'' of ShootEverythingThatMoves being a product of them realizing they live in a universe with EverythingTryingToKillYou, and the Literature/ImperialGuard being completely aware of their RedshirtArmy status. However, among them all, it's the three Space Marine chapters (and ReligionOfEvil) that really take it to an extreme, actually realizing that they all live in a fantasy universe with spaceships.
** Despite training and propaganda, most [[CannonFodder Imperial Guardsmen]] are well aware of just how ''screwed'' they are, [[DirtyCoward and have piss-poor morale accordingly]]. In the event of an officer or commissar insisting that they fight bravely against impossible odds, Guardsmen have been known to [[UnfriendlyFire "insist" right back at them]].
* Norin the Wary from ''MagicTheGathering'' is convinced that everything in the world wants to hurt him. [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=111082 Except lemures.]] This is more or less accurate.
** Not lemures, ''lemurs''. This is a ShoutOut to an [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=159837 art mistake]] in which an artist confused a lemure (a spirit of restless dead in Roman mythology) for a lemur (a small tree-dwelling primate). Norin is making the same mistake the artist made.
* [[{{Metagame}} "The DM wouldn't send a monster that powerful against us! It has to be an illusion!"]]
** [[WebAnimation/UnforgottenRealms I'm pretty sure this ogre isn't an optical illusion...]]
* ''TabletopGame/ChangelingTheLost'' pulls this like no one's business. It's common knowledge in game, for instance, that the Wyrd likes to play LiteralGenie, and the Autumn Court essentially specializes in this Trope. And then there are the Talecrafting rules in the sourcebook ''Swords at Dawn'': characters can purposely force Tropes to occur at will because they realize their own lives work by the rules of stories. The book actually suggests TV Tropes as a good place to find examples of patterns to use!

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