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* One late episode of ''Series/{{Frasier}}'' is dedicated to the main characters' anxiety dreams Frasier dreams that Roz is berating him because his radio booth is full of cobwebs and no one has called in six months, reflecting his worries that his show might be declining as well as his fear of being alone, Niles dreams about accidentally baking his unborn baby into a pie, reflecting his fear that he's going to be a bad father, and Daphne dreams about inflating comically while Niles cheats on her with several supermodels, reflecting her fear that motherhood and age will affect her marriage. Martin, on the other hand, just [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments dreams about singing and dancing with his new girlfriend in the style of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers without his cane.]]

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* One late episode of ''Series/{{Frasier}}'' is dedicated to the main characters' anxiety dreams Frasier dreams that Roz is berating him because his radio booth is full of cobwebs and no one has called in six months, reflecting his worries that his show might be declining as well as his fear of being alone, Niles dreams about accidentally baking his unborn baby into a pie, reflecting his fear that he's going to be a bad father, and Daphne dreams about inflating comically while Niles cheats on her with several supermodels, reflecting her fear that motherhood and age will affect her marriage. Martin, on the other hand, just [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments dreams about singing and dancing with his new girlfriend in the style of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers without his cane.]]


A character who suffers from these may also be experience {{Freudian Slip}}s and BogglesTheMind.

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A character who suffers from these may also be experience {{Freudian Slip}}s and BogglesTheMind.



* In ''Literature/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban'', Sirius's anxiety dreams are revealed by his TalkingInYourSleep -- "He's at Hogwarts" -- although explicably so only with the knowledge that he just learned [[spoiler:Peter Pettigrew]] was at Hogwarts, ready to strike the moment Voldemort started regaining strength.

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* In ''Literature/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban'', Sirius's anxiety dreams are revealed by his TalkingInYourSleep -- "He's at Hogwarts" -- although explicably inexplicably so only with the knowledge that he just learned [[spoiler:Peter Pettigrew]] was at Hogwarts, ready to strike the moment Voldemort started regaining strength.



* In Creator/JohnHemry's Literature/TheLostFleet novel ''Invicible'', Geary's BadDreams are mixed with this; he tells Desjani that he dreamed of her death. She tells him that [[HerHeartWillGoOn His Heart Will Go On]] will be his duty.

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* In Creator/JohnHemry's Literature/TheLostFleet novel ''Invicible'', ''Invincible'', Geary's BadDreams are mixed with this; he tells Desjani that he dreamed of her death. She tells him that [[HerHeartWillGoOn His Heart Will Go On]] will be his duty.


** In the first series, everyone's dreams start to come true. Most are "classic" anxiety dreams such as being in class in one's underpants (Xander), having to sing in public (Willow), losing the ability to read (Giles), and having to sit a test for which she had not taken the class or studied (Buffy).
** In "Restless" Willow dreams that she's turned up for a play (with everyone she's ever known in the audience, including the cast) without having learnt the lines, then she has to deliver a talk in her Season One nerd persona before a classroom full of her jeering friends. Xander's dream involves him going to the toilet, only to find the entire Initiative is watching him and taking notes.
** A more subtle version is in "Hush" when Buffy has an EroticDream of kissing LoveInterest Riley Finn -- except it's taking place in front of an entire class, showing her nervousness about trying to get his FirstKiss.
** Spoofed in "The Zeppo"

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** In the first series, "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS1E10Nightmares}} Nightmares]]", everyone's dreams start to come true. Most are "classic" anxiety dreams such as being in class in one's underpants (Xander), having to sing in public (Willow), losing the ability to read (Giles), and having to sit a test for which she had not taken the class or studied (Buffy).
** In "Restless" "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS4E22Restless}} Restless]]" Willow dreams that she's turned up for a play (with everyone she's ever known in the audience, including the cast) without having learnt the lines, then she has to deliver a talk in her Season One nerd persona before a classroom full of her jeering friends. Xander's dream involves him going to the toilet, only to find the entire Initiative is watching him and taking notes.
** A more subtle version is in "Hush" "[[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS4E10Hush Hush]]" when Buffy has an EroticDream of kissing LoveInterest Riley Finn -- except it's taking place in front of an entire class, showing her nervousness about trying to get his FirstKiss.
** Spoofed in "The Zeppo""[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS3E13TheZeppo}} The Zeppo]]":

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** Spoofed in "The Zeppo"
-->'''Buffy:''' Do you remember [[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS1E12ProphecyGirl the demon that almost got out the night I died]]?\\
'''Willow:''' Every nightmare I have that doesn't revolve around academic failure or [[NotWearingPantsDream public nudity]] is about that thing. In fact, once I dreamt that it [[BreadEggsBreadedEggs attacked me while I was late for a test and naked]].


* One late episode of ''Series/{{Frasier}}'' is dedicated to the main characters' anxiety dreams Frasier dreams that Roz is berating him because his radio booth is full of cobwebs and no one has called in six months, reflecting his worries that his show might be declining as well as his fear of being alone, Niles dreams about accidentally baking his unborn baby into a pie, reflecting his fear that he's going to be a bad father, and Daphne dreams about inflating comically while Niles cheats on her with several supermodels, reflecting her fear that motherhood and age will affect her marriage. Martin, on the other hand, just [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming dreams about singing and dancing with his new girlfriend in the style of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers without his cane.]]

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* One late episode of ''Series/{{Frasier}}'' is dedicated to the main characters' anxiety dreams Frasier dreams that Roz is berating him because his radio booth is full of cobwebs and no one has called in six months, reflecting his worries that his show might be declining as well as his fear of being alone, Niles dreams about accidentally baking his unborn baby into a pie, reflecting his fear that he's going to be a bad father, and Daphne dreams about inflating comically while Niles cheats on her with several supermodels, reflecting her fear that motherhood and age will affect her marriage. Martin, on the other hand, just [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments dreams about singing and dancing with his new girlfriend in the style of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers without his cane.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales2017'' features this in "The Other Bin Of Scrooge Mc Duck." Lena stays over Scrooge's house in an effort to steal his Number One Dime at the behest of Magica. After learning that he's keeping the dime in his "other bin" for the night, she insists that Webby take her there. Surprisingly everything goes according to plan. Magica gets the dime and turns Webby into a doll which she promptly destroys but as might be suspected it's AllJustADream induced by [[ArtifactOfDoom a dreamcatcher that traps you on your worst nightmare.]] Lena walked through the wrong door.

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* Several issues of ''ComicBook/Superboy1994'' start with a dream of Superboy's detailing something he's anxious about, usually with the situation becoming much worse in bizarre ways than what would generally be expected (like being torn in half by two girls who like him) before he wakes up.

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* ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' fanfic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11886910/1/Gankona-Unnachgiebig-Unità Gankona, Unnachgiebig, Unità]]'': Ever since Germany's and Japan's [[CockFight cock fight]] over him, Italy had been having recurring nightmares of the event. They only found out because he began mumbling in his sleep.

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* In the ''Literature/DirtyBertie'' story "Pants!", [[ThePigPen Bertie]] makes a bet with [[TheBully Nick]] and loses it, so he has to go to school in his underwear. He then has a NotWearingPantsDream because he's worried about it.


Not prophetically -- this trope is to DreamingOfThingsToCome what BadDreams is of DreamingOfTimesGoneBy -- though confusion is possible.

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Not prophetically -- prophetically, as in DreamingOfThingsToCome, although this trope is being fiction, it's almost guaranteed to DreamingOfThingsToCome what BadDreams is of DreamingOfTimesGoneBy -- though confusion is possible.
be {{foreshadowing}} ''something''.


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This trope is to DreamingOfThingsToCome as BadDreams is to DreamingOfTimesGoneBy.


* In Creator/DevonMonk's Literature/AllieBeckstrom book ''Magic to the Bone'', Allie comments on how she does not have them, sleeping on the drive to a friend's, escaping a city where she's suspected of murdering her father.

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* In Creator/DevonMonk's Literature/AllieBeckstrom book ''Magic to the Bone'', ''Literature/MagicToTheBone'', Allie comments on how she does not have them, sleeping on the drive to a friend's, escaping a city where she's suspected of murdering her father.


* In Creator/DevonMonk's ''[[Literature/AgeOfSteam Dead Iron]]'', [=LeFel=] does not sleep because he will only dream of dying, which is near.

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* In Creator/DevonMonk's ''[[Literature/AgeOfSteam Dead Iron]]'', ''Literature/DeadIron'', [=LeFel=] does not sleep because he will only dream of dying, which is near.


* In Creator/{{Homer}}'s ''Iliad'', he uses an anxiety dream of being unable to flee when chased, or unable to pursue when chasing, as a metaphor for Achilles's chase after Hector, where Hector couldn't get away, and Achilles could not catch him.
* In Creator/PatriciaAMcKillip's "The Kelpie" Wilding suggests that Emma is sleeping poorly because of these; a future of matrimony and children will give her little chance to paint.

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* In Creator/{{Homer}}'s ''Iliad'', ''Literature/TheIliad'', he uses an anxiety dream of being unable to flee when chased, or unable to pursue when chasing, as a metaphor for Achilles's chase after Hector, where Hector couldn't get away, and Achilles could not catch him.
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In Creator/PatriciaAMcKillip's "The Kelpie" Wilding suggests that Emma is sleeping poorly because of these; a future of matrimony and children will give her little chance to paint.paint.
** In ''Literature/TheRiddleMasterOfHed'', Raederle is promised in marriage to whoever won the crown. After they learn it was won, and before they learn who it was, she confesses to her brother that she is having dreams of some unearthly bridegroom.



* In Creator/PatriciaAMcKillip's [[Literature/TheRiddleMasterTrilogy The Riddle-Master of Hed]], Raederle is promised in marriage to whoever won the crown. After they learn it was won, and before they learn who it was, she confesses to her brother that she is having dreams of some unearthly bridegroom.


A character has a dream, literal or symbolic, about something he dreads will come true.

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A character has a dream, literal or symbolic, about something he dreads they dread will come true.

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* ''Fanfic/TheAlarmaverse'': ''Alarm Clock'': Twice.
** First, Ditzy dreams about the destruction the Eyeless King could wreak. She sees a vision of Equestria reduced to a lifeless wasteland while Carrot Top offers vaguely-Biblical sounding narration.
** Second, Ditzy dreams that she's in a ska band, about to play a career-making live show, but she missed all the band's practice sessions and doesn't how to play the songs. [[NotWearingPantsDream And she's forgot to bring her suit, too.]]

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