'''Basic Trope''': A character has dreams about things they have suffered.
* '''Straight''': Alice wakes up screaming, having dreamed of her family's massacre.
* '''Exaggerated''': Alice suffers from chronic insomnia, trying to avoid the dreams.
* '''Downplayed''': Alice occasionally wakes with the memory of the dream lingering.
* '''Justified''': TruthInTelevision.
* '''Inverted''':
** Alice dreams about pleasant things.
** Alice wakes up almost dying of laughter after a funny dream.
* '''Subverted''': Alice's dreams seem agreeable.
* '''Double Subverted''': But after, she dreams of her family's massacre.
* '''Parodied''': Alice often wakes up screaming due to once slipping on a banana peel.
* '''Zig Zagged''': Sometimes, Alice dreams [[EroticDream hot dreams]], sometimes pleasant dreams, sometimes BadDreams, sometimes annoying dream, sometimes she didn't dream.
* '''Averted''':
** Alice didn't dream;
** Alice has annoying dreams like only people sit on chairs.
* '''Enforced''': "We need a way to display Alice's DarkAndTroubledPast, but TroubledBackstoryFlashback is so overused." "Hmm.... how 'bout she dreams about it?"
* '''Lampshaded''': "Wow, Alice must have gone through some pretty horrific stuff to wake up screaming."
* '''Invoked''': ???
* '''Exploited''': Beth reminds Alice of the massacre the night before a big competition. She hopes to ruin her night, so Alice ends up sleep-deprived and ends up performing worse at the event.
* '''Defied''': ???
* '''Discussed''': ???
* '''Conversed''': ???
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