Playing With / Dreaming of Things to Come

Basic Trope: A character has prophetic dreams of a future event.
  • Straight: Marguerite dreams of meeting a man, a stranger, in a rose garden. Later that day, she visits a rose garden she has heard of, and meets the man.
  • Exaggerated: Marguerite dreams that she woke up, went through her day, went back to bed, etc until the day of her death; then she wakes up and has to live through it all, without variance.
  • Downplayed: Marguerite has a dream of a rose garden, but later finds the details hard to remember.
  • Justified: Marguerite is a Seer.
  • Inverted: Marguerite sees a stranger in a rose garden. That night, she dreams about one of the stranger's previous visits to the rose garden, despite not being present at the time.
  • Subverted: Marguerite goes to the rose garden and tries to convince herself that it looks like the dream —not much — and meets no one.
  • Double Subverted: Except that the man had been invisible and watching her.
  • Parodied: ???
  • Zig Zagged: Marguerite goes to the rose garden and tries to convince herself that it looks like the dream —not much — and meets no one - the man had been invisible and watching her. The rose garden is renovated later on, making it closely resemble the version in the dream. Despite this, Marguerite does not encounter the man for some time. The Reveal indicates that the man was waiting for an appropriate moment to meet Marguerite. The meeting eventually happens similarly, but not identically, to the scenario in the dream.
  • Averted: Marguerite has no prophetic dreams.
  • Enforced: "We need a romantic way for them to meet."
  • Lampshaded: "If only all of my dreams were so convenient."
  • Invoked: ???
  • Exploited: Marguerite tries to walk the same paths as she did in the dream.
  • Defied: Marguerite deliberately avoids the rose garden.
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: ???

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