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"And it shall come to pass in the last days, I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams"

In Real Life, dreams are just dreams. If a friend turns on you or your sister dies or you're living in a palace made of lego that floats in the sky and changes colour, it's generally not an early glimpse of things to come.

On the other hand, work of fiction have a strange attitude towards prophetic dreams, whereby it's not necessary to have any actual Psychic Powers to have them. You can just be a super-warrior (as in Buffy the Vampire Slayer) or a healer (as in Carnivàle), and all your dreams about the past, present and/or future will come true/turn out to be true, down to the smallest detail. In fact, it's not even necessary to have any powers of any description, or be in a show where supernatural things occur. Stranger still, all of these dreams will be the otherwise-rare sort to have no surreal elements of any kind. May be an example of Mundane Fantastic or Skepticism Failure.

Subtrope of Dreaming of Things to Come.


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    Anime & Manga 

    Comic Books 
  • A major theme of Bone. Dreams are an extension of the setting, and nobody ever has a dream that isn't a prophecy, suppressed memory, or psychic message from someone.
  • The Flash: In an issue of Impulse, Bart Allen has a series of increasingly bizarre dreams including one where he's visited by warped versions of Legion of Super-Heroes members Saturn Girl, Cosmic Boy, Brainiac 5, Apparition and Spark, based on his own... unique... interpretation of his cousin XS's description of them. Two issues later he does indeed meet precisely those Legionnaires.
  • The DCU has The Sandman (1989)'s Lord of Dreams to justify this sort of thing; any dream prophecies come from his power, not the dreamer's.
  • The impetus of the plot in Justice is that the villains get prophetic dreams of world doom that the Justice League won't be able to save them from.
  • The Tintin story "Tintin in Tibet" is kicked off by Tintin having a dream about his friend Chang (from "The Blue Lotus") being stranded in the Himalayas, which later comes true.

    Fan Works 
  • Abraxas (Hrodvitnon): In this Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) fanfiction, Dr. Chen dreams back to Vivienne's death in Antarctica for the first time in a while, at around the same time that Monster X (half of which is actually an Inhuman Human Vivienne) is brought to Mothra's shrine where Dr. Chen is stationed.
  • The Slender Man fic By the Fire's Light features multiple characters having conversations with dead people in their dreams, dreaming about the future, or having the Slender Man invade their dreams.
  • I Dreamt About You Last Night is a fanfiction of The X-Files in which Mulder dreams that Scully will show up to work sick, and she does (even though she's a doctor and actually quite sensible).
  • In Imaginary Seas, Percy has a dream of Olga Marie on the day of her death, seeing everything up the point that the control room was bombed and listening to all of her thoughts. He then sees the Priestess of the Alien God before the dream ends. This is also why Percy is able to recognize Wodime on sight, though he doesn't know that Wodime is now one of the Crypters who began the Lostbelt crisis.
  • This seems to have become the case starting in Chapter 3 of The Sweetie Chronicles: Fragments, letting us know what's happening in Sweetie Belle's home dimension while she's off adventuring.
  • Zigzagged in the Rugrats fanfiction Rugrats and the Gray Plague: While some aspects of Tommy's nightmares come true (him getting the gray plague, the medicine having adverse side effects, etc), he doesn't die like the dream suggested.
  • In The Meaning of Harmony Sunset and the princesses all get nightmares about the world being encased in crystal. It turns out that Destiny/Entropy/the 'dark force' is actually trying to warn them by showing them what would happen if they activate the Forges.
  • Guardians, Wizards, and Kung-Fu Fighters: In Chapter 30, Hay Lin has a recurring dream about several bizarre figures (representing a few of the villainous members of the story's Gambit Pile Up) fighting over the right to feast on a beautiful woman's body (representing Meridian). The dream stops recurring when the Master of the Cavalcade of Horrors steps in and forces it to stop before she can view anything that threatens the Master's plans.
  • Kara of Rokyn: In the first episode of the "Last Waltz with Luthor", Lena Thorul has a dream of her brother Lex Luthor murdering his wife Ardora and killing Superman afterwards, and she fears it is one of her prophetic dreams. Later, Lex indeed attempts to murder both Ardora and Superman.
  • In the Empath: The Luckiest Smurf story "A Wedding To Remember", which is an adaptation of The Smurfs special "Smurfily Ever After", Acorn the Pussywillow Pixie dreams that the Smurfs and their friends will be in danger at the upcoming wedding of Laconia and Woody. Elderberry takes the dream seriously and tells it to Papa Smurf, who then has Hefty and Duncan McSmurf be on the watch for anything suspicious happening. It turns out that Acorn's dream comes true, as Gargamel with his Ghoulliope mesmerizes the Smurfs and their friends with his Magic Music... all except for Laconia, who is somehow unable to hear the music, and with Smurfette's help puts an end to the evil wizard's plans.

    Film — Animated 

    Film — Live-Action 
  • The short film known as 5:45 A.M. features a car crash that sends a psychic shockwave to a nearby motel, as seen here.
  • Bruce Wayne of all people has one in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice which foretells the coming of Darkseid and Superman's Heel–Face Turn, complete with a warning from a future/alternate reality Flash. Cool as it was, it didn't make much sense in the context of the film, and was one of the most widely criticized parts.
  • Dead of Night: A young man recounts a dream he had while in hospital, in which he has a premonition about his own death, as an ominous hearse driver turns out to look just like a tram driver he meets when he gets out. The tram crashes, after he gets off in a fright.
    • This sounds like a retelling of a similar classic ghost story, Room For One More. To whit; the protagonist has a dream where (as time period allows) a mortician/ferryman/hearse driver/whatever is preparing a large number of deceased bodies/souls, sees the protagonist approaching and says "Room for one more." Cut to the waking world, and he encounters a(n) stagecoach/bus/elevator/boat/roller coaster where a familiar (and invariably creepy) man holds them up, saying the same phrase. He declines, waiting for the next one; moments into the trip, something horrible happens and everyone else dies.
  • Dune (2021) starts with one of the Sardaukar warriors saying "Dreams are messages from the deep." Protagonist Paul Atreides goes on to have dreams which are clearly prophetic about events on the planet Arrakis.
  • In Field of Dreams, most people remember that it's Ray Kinsella who has visitations and dreams from a ghostly Voice saying "If you build it, he will come." But Ray is not the only one visited—his wife Annie also receives psychic dreams (it's upon realizing that they shared a dream that the two realize that Ray needs to travel to Boston), and later, their daughter Karen reveals that she too has been hearing prophecies, as she accurately predicts how the baseball field Ray built will summon others in need ("Daddy, people will come!"). The final shot of the film shows a truly massive line of cars lining the highway on the way to the Kinsella's farm, suggesting that hundreds of people have been hearing the Voice calling to them.
  • Horror of Dracula: When Van Helsing visits Lucy to break the news about Harker's death, she states she already knew. When asked how she comments she just did. Of course, the viewer knows it's due to Dracula infecting her with vampirism and presumably his subconscious is seeping in hers, sharing this information with her. After Van Helsing sees the bite marks on her neck, he notes both of these are early signs of her becoming a vampire.
  • The Lord of the Rings
  • Mama: The titular ghost conveys her presence and shares her tale of woe via these; Victoria and Annabel thus learn her blood-soaked origins and come to sympathize with her. Lucas, for his part, is pulled out of his Convenient Coma by a dream of the ghost of his dead brother, who begs him to save his daughters.
  • Literally every dream in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness as they're visions of what your Alternate Self in another universe is doing. America Chavez is the only aversion as she doesn't dream at all; this is because she is the only America Chavez in the multiverse.

  • 2666: Pops up occasionally, most notably with the critics, Florita Almada, and Lotte.
  • Aurora Cycle: All the members of the group start having dreams of blue snow falling on their homeworlds as a result of being around Auri, the Trigger of the Eshvaren. The dreams are a warning about the danger of the Ra'haam, and the "snow" is Ra'haam pollen.
  • Alex in A Clockwork Orange has a dream which prophesies his betrayal by his friends.
  • The Dark Tower has this in spades, at least in the third book. In fact, the dreams are so abundant and proven true that there's really no suspense when you already know what's going to happen because you're beaten over the head with it 400 pages before it happens.
  • All the viewpoint characters in Doctrine of Labyrinths. The author has said that everyone in that world, even the ones with no magical powers, has prophetic dreams.
  • In Gone with the Wind, the wording used to describe Scarlett's recurring nightmare is also used to describe a scene in which she realizes she's about to lose Rhett because she let her obsession with Ashley go too far.
  • This also happens in the sister series The Kane Chronicles Although there are ways around this problem.
  • There are several in The Lord of the Rings, notably Boromir's and Faramir's recurring dream about Isildur's bane that prompts Boromir to go to Rivendell. Frodo also sees Gandalf's escape from Orthanc in a dream, though he doesn't understand what he saw until he hears Gandalf's story later.
    • In The Hobbit, Smaug the dragon even has one about Bilbo.
  • Percy Jackson and the Olympians: In spades.All demigods have psychic dreams, and the more dangerous the situation is, the more such dreams they experience. Naturally, they hate this, as it just makes already stressful situations more stressful. Demigod dreams typically take the form of either Dreaming of Times Gone By or Dream Spying. Like the rest of the series, this is adapted from Greek Mythology.
  • In Perdido Street Station, this precedes the coming of the Slake-moths.
  • A prominent trope in Micah E. F. Martin's Prophet's House Quintology.
  • Second Apocalypse: The price of joining the sorcerous school of the Mandate and gaining access to its founder's supercharged magic called the Gnosis is that all members have nightmares of the Apocalypse through the memories of its founder as a nightly reminder to prepare for the prophesied Second Apocalypse.
  • There's a good deal of "everyone" in A Song of Ice and Fire. Bran starts getting "the wolf dreams" after he's crippled from his fall — but in later books, Daenerys (after a visit to the House of the Undying), Jon Snow (mainly because Bran's leading him through one), and even Arya (though it's mostly cloaked with symbolism) get them to a degree. However, it's worth noting that three of these characters are Starks, who are implied to have strong, possibly magical connections with the direwolves they adopt, and the fourth is a Targaryen, another family that is implied to have magical connections with animals (in this case, dragons).
    • The youngest Stark, Rickon, has the same prophetic dream as Bran did about their father's death. It's the first indication that Bran didn't just have a nightmare, and it supports the idea that this ability runs in the family and/or is connected to their relationships with their wolves as Rickon and Shaggydog are very close.
    • The fact that Sansa, whose direwolf is killed, is the only one of her siblings not to have prophetic dreams supports the theory.
    • Jojen Reed gets green dreams as well, but they are often confusing and metaphoric in nature.
    • More bizarre examples are Jaime Lannister (who dreams of Brienne being in danger) and Theon Greyjoy (who dreams of the Red Wedding), of all people, who get them without having anything in their blood or lineage justifying it. At least for Jaime, the fact that he was sleeping with his head resting on a weirwood stump might explain it.
  • Stephen King's The Stand: The heroes are drawn to Boulder, and the villains are drawn to Las Vegas, by psychic dreams. Low-level psychic sensitivity is relatively common in King's work; it's implied that whatever factor causes this may also have been responsible for their plague immunity.
  • The Stormlight Archive: A strange variant. When people die in such a way that they can still speak at the end, they occasionally shout strange things hinting at the future or the past. At least one of these "Death Rattles" is a quote from an immortal Herald being tortured in Damnation, and several others describe (in esoteric terms) the final battle of the first book. King Taravangian of Kharbranth is collecting these in an effort to patch his supposedly-omniscient Diagram, and in the second book it is revealed that they are caused by the influence of a massively powerful Voidspren called Moelach.
  • Bella has this constantly in The Twilight Saga. Meyer attempts to Hand Wave it by saying that Bella is clever enough to make the various connections in her dreams without realizing it. Even when there are no connections to make, such as in her first dream about Edward sparkling. Although Jacob had told her about his people being werewolves (and so there's some justification for Jacob becoming a wolf in her subsequent dream), Edward has not sparkled at that point of the book and there's no reason for Bella to dream that he can, except maybe due to his extremely-pale skin.
  • Under the Dome also has this trope, with all of the children in Chester's Mill having precognitive dreams/seizures, and anyone who goes through the radiation belt surrounding the dome's generator having similar visions. Apparently, Stephen King likes this trope.
  • WIEDERGEBURT: Legend of the Reincarnated Warrior: In the Peggy Sue timeline, Kari, Fay, and Lin start to dream of their lives in the Bad Future after they begin sleeping with Eryk regularly, with mixed results. On the one hand, Kari is able to learn runecrafting from her Bad Future self. On the other end of the scale, Lin is very miffed to learn her previous life ended with her being killed by wild boars (from which Eryk rescued her in the new timeline).
  • Nikolai Bolkonsky at the end of War and Peace has a dream that, had the book continued, would most likely have come true. Sonya has dreams of Prince Andrei lying down in bed in a rickety house, and that's where he dies.
  • Prophetic dreams in Warrior Cats were originally established as dreams that only medicine cats receive, and when they did have one, it was a pretty big deal. As the series progressed, every dream that every character had contained either a prophecy, a glimpse into the future, or allowed them to speak with their ancestors.
    • Actually, prophetic dreams are still limited to medicine cats, it just seems otherwise because from series 2 onward, there's been at least one protagonist who is a medicine cat. However cats in the Place of No Stars are still capable of visiting non-medicine cats.
    • Firestar and the four Sun-Drown Journey cats were the only non-medicine cats to have prophetic dreams in any case, but this is Justified, since they were all The Chosen One.

    Live-Action TV 
  • Starting in the pilot of American Gothic (1995), and continuing on to about the twelfth episode, Gail Emory proves to possess some form of this ability, since she continually relives or witnesses the fire which claimed the lives of her parents, even though she wasn't actually there to see the tragedy the first time. Once Buck has revealed to her the truth about how and why her parents died and she realizes they weren't as wonderful as she thought they were, this ability seems to disappear... which considering the trouble she gets into later, is rather unfortunate.
  • A literal interpretation of this is the Centauri in Babylon 5. Most of them are not shown to be any more psychic than the other races otherwise, but they all each apparently have one psychic dream at some point in their life, which shows their death. Some women are prophetesses.
  • In the new Battlestar Galactica series, both human and Cylon characters have on occasion prophetic dreams or visions; there are human oracles who do this "professionally" with the help of drugs to improve their talent, and the Cylon basestar hybrids seem to have visions constantly and are regarded insane by other Cylons, but apparently everyone is a latent psychic.
  • The eponymous Buffy the Vampire Slayer gets these occasionally as part of her Slayer powers, mostly in the earlier seasons. There's a slight parody in one episode: Buffy is telling Willow about a nightmare she had in which she was being chased by an incorrectly filled in answer bubble marked "None of the Above". Willow mentions that she hopes it isn't one of Buffy's prophecy dreams.
    • The episode "Restless" shows the dreams of the main cast, as they face their fears and their dreams run into one another. In this case, it's an after-effect of the enjoining spell they did in the previous episode which summoned the spirit of the First Slayer.
  • Heroes:
    • In Season 3, after meeting the precognitive African man, Matt suddenly has his eyes turn white a la Isaac and has a dream that happens to be about the same part of the future that Peter has just popped off to.
    • It is implied that after his death, the precognitive African man "passed" his abilities down to Matt. Considering that Matt is a telepath to begin with, having precognitive abilities isn't really that far-fetched.
    • In Season 1, Peter had these; Season 3 revealed this to be because precognition is his mother's superpower, and he copied it from her.
  • House: Dr. Gregory House was shown to have (apparently accurate) visions of his future patients' outcomes during a near death experience (a rather odd choice of subject-matter for a psychic dream). He chose not to believe in the supernatural anyway. Apparently forgetting all about this — and his other, also very trippy near-death experience — he deliberately gave himself a heart-stopping electric shock to see if he would have any visions, and declared there was no afterlife because this time he didn't.
  • Legion (2017): Amy Haller recounts a dream to her husband where she describes herself in the same way as members of Vermillion, the semi-organic AI of Division 3, despite the fact that she's never been in Division 3 and hasn't spoken to her brother since he's been there. She says all this just before the Shadow King murders her.
  • Several characters on Lost have prophetic dreams, most notably Locke, Eko, and Hurley. We have never been witness to one of Ben's dreams, but he has indicated he "used to have" prophetic dreams. The episode "The Constant" implies that precognition is actually future moments being beamed back in time, like the rats in Faraday's maze.
  • In an episode of Malcolm in the Middle, Hal's dream about winning the jackpot in a slot machine in Vegas turns out to be true. Unfortunately, the "jackpot" turns out to be part of a timeshare scam, and to make matters worse, he got the money for the Vegas trip by cashing in on his life insurance.
  • Claudia Brown has dreams about Gorgonopsids and anomalies before poofing out of the timeline on Primeval.
  • An interesting thing to note is that, in an episode of Smallville, Clark Kent has semi-prophetic dreams, where the events come true, but not as severely as in the dreams. Also, Lois Lane mentions having dreams about "a guy wearing a red cape". Interestingly, she interprets them as nightmares.
  • Averted in Supernatural, where the only ones with psychic powers are demon-tainted (Sam and others like him), prophets of the Lord (Chuck), or apparently just natural psychics who do it for a living (Missouri and Pamela).
  • Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles: The series contains no psychic powers, but an arc on concerns Sarah having a series of dreams about a mysterious symbol. Possibly justified by saying that she saw it on the wall earlier and only subconsciously recognised its significance.
  • Twin Peaks has Dale Cooper, who is suggested to have some degree of psychic powers. This includes getting dreams that help him solve murder cases.

    Mythology & Religion 
  • One of the promises of the coming of the Holy Spirit, from Joel 2:28, which Peter the apostle said has come to pass at the day of Pentecost, as shown in the page quote above.
  • Earlier than that, in the Book of Genesis, Joseph has dreams that are interpreted as his whole family coming to bow down before him someday (which makes his brothers angry at first, but later gets fulfilled when Joseph becomes the vizier of Egypt during a great famine). Then the Pharaoh's cupbearer and baker both have separate dreams, which Joseph interprets as the cupbearer having his position restored in three days and the baker losing his head in three days, which also gets fulfilled. Then the Pharaoh himself has two dreams, which Joseph interprets as seven years of plentiful crops followed by seven years of famine, which has the Pharaoh appoint Joseph as vizier of Egypt to prepare for the seven years of famine, which again is fulfilled, leading to his brothers and family fulfilling the dreams Joseph had before he went to Egypt.
  • The trope is Older Than Dirt. In The Epic of Gilgamesh, both Gilgamesh and Enkidu have recurring prophetic dreams. About one another, about the challenges to come, about the afterlife...
  • In Greek mythology, dreams are spirits that fly from the Land of Dreams in the Underworld. Depending on which gate they leave through, ivory or horn, the dream they bring can be either meaningless or prophetic.

  • William Shakespeare was fond of this one; prophetic dreams, visions, and intuitions are all over the place.
  • Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat has a variation in that everybody seems to have prophetic dreams but only Joseph can interpret the meaning.
  • In Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Harry correctly dreams that he'll find Albus wearing Durmstrang robes in the Forbidden Forest. In the books, the only psychic dreams he has are him experiencing what Voldemort is seeing or thinking due to their mental link.
  • Eugene from Eugenius! can somehow dream about events that are happening in outer space without realising they're real.

  • Several characters in BIONICLE. Vakama is the most prominent one, but Word of Greg says it was "probably just a glitch in his AI". Gali and Kopaka have also have them, and there was the occasional mention of Nokama being able to have them, too. These have disappeared in later years as the series started phasing out all the fantasy elements.

    Video Games 
  • Catherine: Well, for any guy who's around age 30 and is a patron of the Stray Sheep, and is entangled with a woman with whom he has no intention of having children. Later scenes imply that the Big Bad might eventually spread said dreams to everyone assigned male at birth who wasn't busy fathering a family by a certain age. Given how even Erica starts getting these dreams, that presumably applies to trans women, gay men, asexual men, and anyone else with the equipment for it who didn't, for whatever reason, choose to impregnate a woman and start a family.
  • Dragon Quest IV has a rather literal example of this during its fifth chapter. Anyone who spends the night at the Strathbaile Inn dreams of the same thing: a Girl in the Tower pleading for someone, anyone to stop her boyfriend's ambitions of wiping out humankind. Later, the dream changes to show Rose's death at the hands of thugs and Psaro completely missing the point of her Last Request.
  • The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind:
    • Physical God Big Bad Dagoth Ur can manipulate and corrupt people in their dreams. This is also how he communicates with his agents, the Sleepers and Dreamers. The Nerevarine will start getting them as he/she progresses in the main storyline.
    • In the Bloodmoon expansion, this is how Hircine, Daedric Prince of the Hunt and Big Bad of the expansion, communicates with his werewolf servants.
  • Final Fantasy VIII makes use of this in the plot, with characters remembering past events of other people in dreams.
  • In Hades, it's through talking to Achilles and Asterius that the player can obtain the waking phrases needed to unlock the hidden aspects of Varatha the Eternal Spear and the Twin Fists of Malphon, thanks to mysterious dreams they had. The two are not otherwise known to have psychic powers.
  • Inverted in The Journeyman Project. Agent 5 dreams of flying through the city of Caldoria until it explodes and wakes him up. No one else has this, and in the remake, Pegasus Prime, Agent 3 tells him to see a doctor for those nightmares. Prime also reinforces this trope by adding a nuke in Caldoria, set by the Big Bad that you have to disarm, or else this dream really will be psychic.
  • Dark Fall II: Lights Out opens with Benjamin Parker having recurring dreams of Fetch Rock lighthouse and something flying towards it. When he gets there, the place's main keeper reported having similar dreams before he mysteriously went insane. When Parker rediscovers the lighthouse across multiple time periods, several other characters reported having these dreams as well, and it turns out later that they stemmed from an insane AI-controlled space probe from the future, trapped in the distant past and trying to manipulate these people into helping it return home.
  • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time has Princess Zelda and Link with prophetic dreams about Ganondorf (the latter before he's even met the man). And this is before they get their respective Triforces. It might have something to do with legends about Hylian ears being designed to hear the messages of the gods...
  • In the beginning of Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders, Zak has a surreal dream containing several important plot points, and it's shared with Annie, the secondary protagonist. In the epilogue, once mankind's psychic potential has been freed, dream sharing ends up replacing telephones.
  • In Wandersong, this is how the test for the Multiple-Choice Chosen was conducted when the end of the world drew near: everyone recieved the same dream to see if they're worthy of using the Lightning Sword, yet only Audrey Redheart passed the test. Everyone else (except for the Bard) either ignored the dream, or forgot what it portended.
  • Hakunin, the healer of the village Arroyo in Fallout 2, is able to send psychic messages to the player reminding them of their main quest that he describes as being guided to a world of dreams by the ancestors so he may touch thoughts. How he has these powers is never explained, but some psychics do exist in the other Fallout games.

  • Pretty much anyone on or near Skaia in Homestuck has these. Although technically, the dreams are just waking up in another body. Eventually, players go there as their waking selves, either by traversing their gates, building/flying their way there, or more rarely, via god tier resurrection.
    • That is, for the Prospit players. For the Derse players, their dreams are prophetic in a wholly different manner - they listen to the whisperings of Eldritch Abominations that exist beyond the session.
    • Then there's the matter of players of dead dreamselves, who end up dreaming in the furthest ring, as Karkat and Jade find out the hard way while Feferi figures this is the case all along and allows her dream self to get killed to prove the eldritch abominations aren't all that bad. Feferi also convinces the gods to produce dream bubbles for her and Jade to dream within, which seem to allow those within them to lucidly dream.
  • El Goonish Shive has "Sleepy Time" mini-arc when everyone got vaguely symbolical dreams, some of things they didn't know in details in the waking life. Except for Susan who got flashback of her life-wrecking story. And Ellen, who right after that gets the "Second Life" mini-arc where she lives through many years worth of consecutive memories from her Alternate Universe counterpart, shared with her new best friend, Alternate Universe counterpart of another magic clone she never met, that of the sorceress who did this for them both.
  • Dave Davenport of Narbonic had a couple of bizarre dreams that, in hindsight, outlined the major plot developments of the rest of the webcomic. Dave was a potential Mad Scientist that Helen was keeping artificially suppressed, not a psychic, but that may or may not count given the details of the setting.
  • Sleepless Domain: On the night they awaken their powers, every Magical Girl experiences "the Dream", in which they are visited in their sleep by a mysterious girl wearing an Ethereal White Dress. However, almost all magical girls have only a foggy idea of what this Dream actually entailed, and none of them remember this girl in white in the waking world.

    Web Original 
  • A plot point in Avalon's Reign is that a portion of the population are sharing dreams.
  • In The Tim Tebow CFL Chronicles, Tebow dreams about Troy Smith, leading a massive army of Montreal Alouettes to hunt him, several months before Troy appears in person. He also dreams about Greenland City before eventually seeing it.

    Western Animation 
  • Beast Wars: Even Mechanical Lifeforms can get these, as Cheetor will be the first to tell you.
  • In Code Lyoko, William's habit of dreaming about things he should have forgotten after the Returns to the Past was one of the factors that helped them cinch his initiation as a Lyoko Warrior. Not that he lasted more than a day, but anyway...
  • My Little Pony 'n Friends: In "The Return of Tambelon, Part 1", after the unicorns mysteriously disappear, Megan has a dream where she clearly sees one of the missing ponies, hears the name of the city where they were taken and sees the arc's villain. This is later justified, as it's stated to have been a psychic message that was sent to her by the unicorn she saw.
  • The Simpsons: Parodied in one of the Halloween episodes, where Bart has a nightmare about facing terrible danger on the bus ride to school (which of course, comes true.)
    Bart: I just had a vision of my own horrible fiery death.
    Lisa: ...and?