'''Basic Trope''': A character (mostly an actor) ends up forgetting who he/she is.
* '''Straight''': Bob plays Emperor Evulz, but he begins to act like his character even off the set.
* '''Exaggerated''':
** Bob becomes the CompleteMonster character he played in the movies.
** Everyone who played a part in the movie "Tales of Troperia" believe that they are their characters.
* '''Downplayed''': Bob thinks he's Emperor Evulz, InNameOnly, but still acts like Bob.
* '''Justified''':
** Bob is a {{method act|ing}}or and that is how he gets into character.
** Bob tries to improve his acting talent by taking illicit drugs, which make him believe he's Emperor Evulz.
** Bob has mental problems. Reality and fiction blend together to him.
* '''Inverted''':
** A character believes himself to be merely an actor.
** Everyone believes Bob to be [[IAmNotSpock Emperor Evulz, despite insisting not to be]].
* '''Subverted''': Bob acts like Emperor Evulz off the set, but he was just practicing his lines, and immediately goes back to acting like Bob.
* '''Double Subverted''': But that was just an act. Bob really believes he's Emperor Evulz, who must pretend to be Bob in order to keep his cover.
* '''Parodied''': Bob, Alice, Charlie and Dean all get lost in character, and fight across the city in mimicry of the movie they're shooting.
* '''Zig Zagged''': ...Except it was a publicity stunt, only it turns out the actors really ''do'' believe they're the characters, or is it still a publicity stunt?
* '''Averted''': Bob is only the character on the screen, but acts normal everywhere else.
* '''Enforced''': [[EnforcedMethodActing The directors don't tell the actors that they're in a movie and let them really believe they are their characters]].
* '''Lampshaded''': This happens so often there's a specialized clinic that {{Deprogram}}s actors who believe they are their character.
* '''Invoked''': Bob Completely gets into his role, even hypnotizing himself in order to get his best performance.
* '''Exploited''': Alice hates Bob, and gets him the role of the Emperor because then she can goad him into committing a crime.
* '''Defied''': Bob has a SurvivalMantra that helps him wind down after acting.
* '''Discussed''': "If we can talk to Bob while he thinks he's the emperor, we may be able to convince him to help us bring down the corrupt director by convincing him he's a rival villain!"
* '''Conversed''': "You'd think an actor who is so easily wrapped up in their role would take precautions against it."
* '''Implied''': A bottle of prescription anti-psychotic drugs can be seen in Bob's dressing room.
* '''Deconstructed''':
** Bob's delusions wind up getting the better of him and he ends up in a mental hospital, in jail or dead.
** Bob's delusions are disturbing his costars and they quit because he's making them uncomfortable. As a result, production is canceled.
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