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* ''Webcomic/SurvivorFanCharacters'' Season Eight: Madison, a pretty but shallow model, gets angry at her showmance partner, the handsome but stupid Brenton Bubbles, because he yelled at her. In her dream. The onlookers are baffled by this.

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* ''Webcomic/SurvivorFanCharacters'' Season Eight: Nine: Madison, a pretty but shallow model, gets angry at her showmance partner, the handsome but stupid Brenton Bubbles, because he yelled at her. In her dream. The onlookers are baffled by this.

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* ''Webcomic/StrangePlanet'':
-->"Last night in a semiconscious state, I imagined you betrayed me. When I awoke these imagined events made me suspicious of the real you. What an irrational reaction."
-->"Truly!"
-->"And yet."

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* ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' had an episode where Hank dreamed about barbecuing naked with his neighbor Nancy Gribble. Just about everyone who found out about the dream (including his wife Peggy, Nancy's husband Dale, and her [[YourCheatingHeart lover]] John Redcorn) acted as if Hank had slept with her in real life, never mind the fact that in the dream they didn't go any further than grilling and eating hamburgers while making casual, friendly conversation.

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* An episode of ''Series/{{Victorious}}'' begins with Cat angry at Robbie because he allowed a bunch of children to eat her in a dream she had.


* One ''ComicStrip/{{Foxtrot}}'' comic has Paige falling asleep while Jason tells her about the upcoming ''Jurassic Park'' movie, causing her to have a dream that she's on an island where a character based on Jason has genetically engineered dinosaurs from Quincy the iguana's DNA and, for reasons never explained, made the carnivorous so that they only will eat females named Paige. The dream ends with Paige running for the ocean upon hearing that the "Quincyraptors" have escaped and she wakes up to glare daggers at Jason.

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* One ''ComicStrip/{{Foxtrot}}'' comic has Paige falling asleep while Jason tells her about the upcoming ''Jurassic Park'' movie, causing her to have a dream that she's on an island where a character based on Jason has genetically engineered dinosaurs from Quincy the iguana's DNA and, for reasons never explained, made the carnivorous carnivores so that they only will eat females named Paige. The dream ends with Paige running for the ocean upon hearing that the "Quincyraptors" have escaped and she wakes up to glare daggers at Jason.Jason.
* In one ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' strip, Garfield dreams about finding a giant hamburger, only for Odie to eat it before he can. Garfield then wakes up and kicks Odie, telling him to stay out of his dreams.

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* ''Webcomic/{{Sheldon}}'': [[http://www.sheldoncomics.com/archive/090310.html This strip]] has Sheldon mad at Arthur for something that happened in his dream - specifically, in his dream Arthur had fourteen camels and he wouldn't give Sheldon one and then he flew them to the moon and left Sheldon in Maine and he was a jerk. [[http://www.sheldoncomics.com/archive/090311.html In the next strip]], he's STILL mad at Arthur, despite Arthur's pointing out that it was just a dream. Then an equally-quite angry Gramp comes in.
-->'''Gramp:''' ''Why wouldn't you let me feed your Pegasus at the 1910 World's Fair??''
-->'''Arthur:''' COME ON.


* In "Truth or Poll" from ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'', Brain and Binky get into a poll-taking competition with each other after Binky manipulates polls to his own advantage. Binky ends up having a nightmare in which he gets baked into a pie because using Brain's logic, which is actually twisted version of his own logic, 100% of respondents said that they wanted Binky to be baked into a pie. That morning, when Brain offers to take a poll on Miss [=McGrady=]'s behalf because Binky's are misleading, Binky gripes "Well, at least I'm not putting kids in pies!"

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* In "Truth or Poll" from ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'', Brain and Binky get into a poll-taking competition with each other after Binky manipulates polls to his own advantage. Binky ends up having a nightmare in which he gets baked into a pie because using Brain's logic, which is actually a twisted version of his own logic, 100% of respondents said that they wanted Binky to be baked into a pie. That morning, when Brain offers to take a poll on Miss [=McGrady=]'s behalf because Binky's are misleading, Binky gripes "Well, at least I'm not putting kids in pies!"

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* In "Truth or Poll" from ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'', Brain and Binky get into a poll-taking competition with each other after Binky manipulates polls to his own advantage. Binky ends up having a nightmare in which he gets baked into a pie because using Brain's logic, which is actually twisted version of his own logic, 100% of respondents said that they wanted Binky to be baked into a pie. That morning, when Brain offers to take a poll on Miss [=McGrady=]'s behalf because Binky's are misleading, Binky gripes "Well, at least I'm not putting kids in pies!"


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* In the ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' episode "The Most Adequate Christmas Ever", it was shown that Stan once had a dream where Steve convinced him to give his kidney to a homeless man. Stan [[CatapultNightmare woke up in horror]] just before the surgery, then walked over to Steve's room, pushed him out of bed, and yelled at him for what his dream self did.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/KickButtowskiSuburbanDaredevil'' episode "Rocked", Kick's dream of being a superhero abrubtly ends with the villain being unmasked as [[BigBrotherBully Brad]]. Kick immediately goes to Brad's room and punches him in the shoulder, telling him, "Stay out of my dreams!"

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* In ''Series/{{Friends}}'', Phoebe and Ross have a FeudEpisode where she's mad at him for ''something''... then reveals at the end of an episode that she's mad for something he did... and then he pulled off his energy mask and was Creator/CameronDiaz. She then finally realized that it was a dream.

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* In ''Series/{{Friends}}'', ''Series/{{Friends}}'':
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Phoebe and Ross have a FeudEpisode where she's mad at him for ''something''... then reveals at the end of an episode that she's mad for something he did... and then he pulled off his energy mask and was Creator/CameronDiaz. She then finally realized that it was a dream.dream.
** When Ross has a crush on Rachel, he gets jealous when she has a sex dream about Chandler. He confronts Chandler, who sarcastically apologizes with the excuse that it was someone else's subconscious.


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* Happens to Jack Torrence's mother in the ''Literature/TheShining''. Apparently his father dreamed she did something he didn't like. When he wakes up, he beats her into a ''coma'' for it. This is one of Jack's defining memories of his childhood.
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* Happens to Jack Torrence's mother in the ''Literature/TheShining''. Apparently his father dreamed she did something he didn't like. When he wakes up, he beats her into a ''coma'' for it. This is one of Jack's defining memories of his childhood.

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We can't control what we dream about. We can barely control what we do in our dream, and we certainly can't control what we do in someone else's dream. However, people aren't purely rational. Sometimes it's possible to be mad at a friend not for something that they've done, but rather something they did in a dream or a simulation, which they'd have no control over. Very likely to involve a BewilderingPunishment. Of course it's impossible to know what you did when you didn't actually do it. Especially if YouKnowWhatYouDid is in place and the "slighted" party doesn't share why they're so angry. Especially if their only description of what's transpired is a NonSequitur that makes no sense to anyone else.

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We can't control what we dream about. We can barely control what we do in our dream, and we certainly can't control what we do in someone else's dream. However, people aren't purely rational. Sometimes it's possible to be mad at a friend not for something that they've done, but rather something they did in a dream or a simulation, which they'd have no control over. Very likely to involve a BewilderingPunishment. Of course it's impossible to know what you did when you didn't actually do it. Especially it, especially if YouKnowWhatYouDid is in place and the "slighted" party doesn't share why they're so angry. Especially angry or if their only description of what's transpired "transpired" is a NonSequitur that makes no sense to anyone else.

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->''"You shoot me in a dream, you'd better wake up and apologize."''
-->-- '''Mr. White''', ''Film/ReservoirDogs''

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