Welcome to My World

This quote is said to Character A who is trying to relate or suddenly realizes what Character B has to deal with from time after time.

A variant of this is "Does (Character B) feel like this all the time?", said after Character A behaved in a way they strongly associate with Character B.

This has nothing to do with literally being taken into someone else's world, or about a character using this line to boast that they have power over someone else.

Usually played for laughs, but can be used seriously when a character realises that another only appears to be a bastard because of their frequent necessary evils.


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    Anime and Manga 
  • Used in the Light Novel of Full Metal Panic!!
    Sousuke's AS looked down at Kaname, as if to say, "Welcome to my world," with its glowing red eyes. This is the real Sousuke. You might be in charge at school, but here, you're a liability. One wrong move, and you'll be a bloodstain. Now, let's go walk through hell.
  • Used in Pokémon 2000 by Misty to Melody after Melody lectures Ash about running after the three treasures during a storm.

    Fan Fiction 
  • In Kyon: Big Damn Hero Kyon says this to Koizumi when both of them are going to interrogate a illegal photography ring member, after Koizumi comments he doesn't have any idea about what's happening.

  • In Bruce Almighty, when title character Bruce (Jim Carrey) is in danger of losing his girlfriend, despite having been gifted with near-omnipotent powers, laments to God (played by Morgan Freeman), "How do you make someone love you without affecting free will?" God replies, "Welcome to my world, son."
  • Played for laughs in Enchanted.
    Giselle: No one hasn't been nice to me.
    Robert: Well, welcome to New York.
    Giselle: Thank you.
  • From Looney Tunes: Back in Action during the car chase.
    Kate: Dynamite? Who has dynamite?
    Daffy: Welcome to my world.
  • Not an exact quote, but still the same sentiment, from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade:
    Henry: Those people are trying to kill us!
    Indiana: I know, Dad!
    Henry: It's a new experience for me.
    Indiana: Happens to me all the time.
  • In Remember the Titans, Coaches Boone and Yoast were discussing a brick thrown through Boone's window by racists while Yoast's daughter was visiting Boone's, and Yoast suggested that Boone not antagonize his harassers.
    Coach Yoast: This is about setting a good example for our boys and the community.
    Coach Boone: I don't scratch my head 'til it itches, and I don't dance until I hear some music, I will not be intimidated. That's just the way it is.
    Coach Yoast: You want to carry your sinful pride to your grave, that's your business, but when your sins endanger my little girl, it becomes mine.
    Coach Boone: My sins? You think my sins had something to do with what happened last night? I'm sorry about what happened to your daughter, I really am, but maybe you've got a small taste of what my girl has gone through.
    Coach Yoast:...
    Coach Boone: Welcome to my life, Yoast.

  • In Thud! Vimes manages to work out that the Vampire he was sort of but not really forced to employ was a spy for Rhys Rhysson, Low King of the Dwarves in a time of almost sort of war. After utilising this to his advantage and noting that this means that no one will ever be able to tell him who he can and can't employ again he muses if this is how Lord Vetinari feels all the time.
    • Moist von Lipwig has a similar feeling near the end of Going Postal, after successfully manipulating his enemies.
  • This is Martya's tart response when Miles wonders why genes should trump competence in A Civil Campaign. As a girl she's essentially property under Barayaran law.
  • The main male protagonists and female protagonists in the Wheel of Time have these with each other rather frequently.

    Live-Action TV 
  • Doctor Who:
    • A character from the Alternate Universe tells the Doctor "This is our world, not yours. And you're going to listen for once," humbling the normally hubristic Doctor.
    • In another episode, Rose has been given superpowers from the Time Vortex. She tells the Doctor that she can see the past, present, and future. The Doctor replies: "That's what I see! All the time! And doesn't it drive you mad?"
    • A variation in another episode, The End Of The World, it's Rose's first travel with the Doctor. After she almost gets killed, the Doctor asks "You've seen how dangerous my world can be".
    • Rory actually used the trope name in 'The Rebel Flesh.' Apparently referring to his multiple deaths thus far.
  • In Stargate SG-1, Carter says this to O'Neill after he is treated to her father's unique brand of humour-in-the-face-of-death. More amusing is that this comment could apply to her relationship with her father or to her relationship with O'Neill himself, who is well known for his sometimes irritating humour.
  • In Scrubs, when Cox is forced to sack a junior cafeteria employee, Kelso tells him, "Welcome to my world. And now try going home to my wife."
  • A variant is used in an episode of Bones. Cam is annoyed at having to deal with the rest of the team squabbling immaturely, and wonders aloud if this is how kindergarten teachers feel all the time.
  • Done in an episode of Monk where Captain Stottlemeyer's wife was badly injured in a car accident and he was afraid she would die. Monk tells him, "What you're feeling right now, that fear? That's how I feel all the time."
  • Lois and Clark: In "Soul Mates", it's revealed that, in at least two past lives, Clark also had a dual identity. When the Tempus from one of them learned of this, he was shocked that he let a mask deceive him. Lois told him to join the club.
  • The X-Files, same sentiment expressed differently: In "Humbug", circumstances force Scully to offer a completely outlandish explanation of an event if she's to report accurately, and she's met with disbelief. Mulder comments "Now you know how I feel".
  • Used a few times in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. When Buffy and Cordelia (who has been mistaken for Faith) are hunted in Slayerfest '98, Buufy uses this line.
    • Also played straight at the end of season 4, when Buffy presents a "The Reason You Suck" Speech to the head of the Initiative. She tells them that this is her world and they are the intruders, not the other way around.
  • Used a few times in MythBusters whenever a member of the Build Team other than Tory has to undergo suffering of some kind to test a myth.
  • Played for Laughs on The West Wing; in the second-season episode "The Drop-In", President Bartlet is swearing in ambassadors to the U.S., and being the know-it-all is, he reminds the Swedish ambassador the Swedes are descended from the barbarians that sacked Rome. When Leo greets the ambassador after he's been sworn in, he asks the ambassador, "Is he still holding you responsible for the fall of the Roman Empire?" The ambassador chuckles and says yes, to which Leo replies, "Welcome to my world."


    Video Games 
  • In the final case of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Trials And Tribulations, you spend some time playing as Edgeworth while Phoenix recovers from a minor injury (which is to say that he fell through a burning bridge and plummeted 40 feet into a river known for it's ridiculously strong current, in the dead of winter, because that's a minor injury to him). One of the first pieces of evidence you can find is an apparent murder weapon, with both the victim's blood and the defendant's fingerprints on it. A flabbergasted Edgeworth asks himself if this is what Phoenix feels like all the time, and how it can't be very good for his health.
  • Fable III combines this with Leaning on the Fourth Wall when Walter asks the Hero if they ever feel like someone is playing games with them, and the hero responds "All the time."

    Web Animation 
  • In the Homestar Runner cartoon Doomy Tales of the Macabre, Bubs's head is decapitated. Onion Bubs, An onion with Bubs's face on it, says this in a creepy voice and laughs.
  • Dragon Ball Z Abridged, Episode 18:
    Gohan: With this powerup, I'm now as strong as you were when we fought on Earth!
    Vegeta: Congratulations - you're still weaker than the last three guys I killed.
    Gohan: Wow. I now know what it's like to feel like Krillin.
    Krillin: Sucks, doesn't it?


    Western Animation 
  • In Kim Possible: A Sitch in Time, Monique acts as a substitute for Ron while he is in Norway. Kim says this to Monique during a battle after Monique is shocked when one of Duff Killigan's golfballs explodes.
    • When Drakken interrogates a kidnapped scientist in another episode, she tells him "You make no sense to me." Shego replies "Welcome to my life."
  • One of The Simpsons "Treehouse of Horror" episodes has Bart and Lisa playing potential victims in a parody of A Nightmare on Elm Street.
    Lisa: Bart! Don't you realize what this means? The next time we fall asleep, we could die!
    Grampa Simpson: Ehh, welcome to my world!
  • Nicely done in the Batman Beyond pilot when Bruce invokes the trope after hiring Terry to be his assistant. Terry's mother thinks it's welcoming Terry to the world of big business and all that Bruce Wayne represents. Terry and Bruce (and the viewer) both know it holds more meaning than that.
  • Kell-El says those exact same words upon introducing the Legion of Super Heroes to his war-torn future at the beginning of Season 2 in the Animated Series.
  • Candace in Phineas and Ferb typically says this whenever somebody loses their vehicle conveniently filled with evidence of Phineas and Ferb's big ideas or is flabergasted about what happened to them.

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