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Sypha: This could not have gone more wrong. What happened?
Trevor: We've spent a couple of months living your life. Adventures and victories. And now, we're living my life.

This quote is said to Character A who is trying to relate or suddenly realizes what Character B has to deal with most (if not all) of the time. A variant of this is when character B asks: "Does A feel like this all the time?", usually said after finding themselves in a same boat as character A. Usually played for laughs, but can be used seriously when a character realises that another only appears to be a bastard because of their frequent necessary evils.

This has nothing to do with literally being taken into someone else's world, or about a character using this line to boast that they have power over someone else. Compare Sudden Humility.

Also unfortunately not related to the song by Jim Reeves - Welcome To My World, or the roleplay.


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    Anime & Manga 
  • Used in the Light Novel of Full Metal Panic!!
    Sousuke's AS looked down at Kaname, as if to say, "Welcome to my world," with its glowing red eyes. This is the real Sousuke. You might be in charge at school, but here, you're a liability. One wrong move, and you'll be a bloodstain. Now, let's go walk through hell.
  • Used in Pokémon 2000 by Misty to Melody after Melody lectures Ash about running after the three treasures during a storm.
  • Shows up twice in Nyotai-ka: first when a Dogged Nice Guy who never gets the girl becomes an internet G.I.R.L. to make other men experience his frustration and again when an angry goddess turns him into a real girl to teach him the grass isn't any greener on the female side of the fence where too much unwanted attention is the norm.

    Comic Books 
  • In the finale for JLA (1997), in order to fight Maggedon, the last survivor of Wonderworld summoned "the Armies of Man", temporarily granting every person on Earth Superman's power-set. Oracle said it best as she telepathically reached out to the minds of the world:
    Oracle: All that amazing stuff you're seeing and feeling is what Superman feels like all the's why he wants to save us...

    Fan Works 
  • In Kyon: Big Damn Hero Kyon says this to Koizumi when both of them are going to interrogate a illegal photography ring member, after Koizumi comments he doesn't have any idea about what's happening.

    Film — Animated 
  • In Wreck-It Ralph, Felix complains to Ralph about being "rejected and treated like a criminal", and Ralph replies that now he knows what Ralph's life is like.
  • Olaf's Frozen Adventure: Elsa when Anna decides to pop open her childhood trunk.
    Anna: What's in yours?
    Elsa: Oh, mostly gloves.
    Anna: [laughs] Right. Rows and rows of satin gloves. [opens Elsa's trunk, which indeed contains 64 pairs of neatly organized cyan gloves; Anna's face falls] ...Oh.
    Elsa: Welcome to my world.

    Film — Live-Action 
  • Used verbatim as a Pre Ass Kicking One Liner in Blind Fury, when, just as the Blind Weaponmaster protagonist is surrounded by a score of armed mooks, his friend turns off all the lights in the building.
  • In Bruce Almighty, when title character Bruce (Jim Carrey) is in danger of losing his girlfriend, despite having been gifted with near-omnipotent powers, laments to God (played by Morgan Freeman), "How do you make someone love you without affecting free will?" God replies, "Welcome to my world, son."
  • Played for laughs in Enchanted.
    Giselle: No one hasn't been nice to me.
    Robert: Well, welcome to New York.
    Giselle: Thank you.
  • From Looney Tunes: Back in Action during the car chase.
    Kate: Dynamite? Who has dynamite?
    Daffy: Welcome to my world.
  • Not an exact quote, but still the same sentiment, from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade:
    Henry: Those people are trying to kill us!
    Indiana: I know, Dad!
    Henry: It's a new experience for me.
    Indiana: Happens to me all the time.
  • In Remember the Titans, Coaches Boone and Yoast were discussing a brick thrown through Boone's window by racists while Yoast's daughter was visiting Boone's, and Yoast suggested that Boone not antagonize his harassers.
    Coach Yoast: This is about setting a good example for our boys and the community.
    Coach Boone: I don't scratch my head 'til it itches, and I don't dance until I hear some music, I will not be intimidated. That's just the way it is.
    Coach Yoast: You want to carry your sinful pride to your grave, that's your business, but when your sins endanger my little girl, it becomes mine.
    Coach Boone: My sins? You think my sins had something to do with what happened last night? I'm sorry about what happened to your daughter, I really am, but maybe you've got a small taste of what my girl has gone through.
    Coach Yoast:...
    Coach Boone: Welcome to my life, Yoast.

  • Discworld:
    • In Thud! Vimes manages to work out that the Vampire he was sort of but not really forced to employ was a spy for Rhys Rhysson, Low King of the Dwarves in a time of almost sort of war. After utilising this to his advantage and noting that this means that no one will ever be able to tell him who he can and can't employ again he muses if this is how Lord Vetinari feels all the time.
    • Moist von Lipwig, near the end of Going Postal, has this after successfully manipulating his enemies.
  • This is Martya Koudelka's tart response when Miles wonders why genes should trump competence in A Civil Campaign. As a girl Martya's essentially property under Barayaran law, though in actual practice things tend to be a bit more enlightened than that:
    Martya: If you're looking for sympathy, Miles, you've come to the wrong store.
    • Armsman Roic has a more light-hearted version in Winterfair Gifts when he - a tall, athletic guard with a Heroic Build - finds himself face to... chest with the eight-foot-tall Super-Soldier Taura.
    Roic: This must be what women looked like to (Miles) all the time.
  • The main male protagonists and female protagonists in The Wheel of Time have these with each other rather frequently.
  • Animorphs: When the group have to deal with a rogue Animorph out for their blood, they find themselves becoming paranoid about every innocuous animal they come in contact with, from the birds in the sky to the roaches in their houses, worrying that it could be this dangerous shapeshifter ready to pounce the moment their guard is down. Rachel comments that "I'm starting to see why Visser Three hates us so much."

    Live-Action TV 
  • Doctor Who:
    • A character from the Alternate Universe tells the Doctor "This is our world, not yours. And you're going to listen for once," humbling the normally hubristic Doctor.
    • In another episode, Rose has been given superpowers from the Time Vortex. She tells the Doctor that she can see the past, present, and future. The Doctor replies: "That's what I see! All the time! And doesn't it drive you mad?"
    • A variation in another episode, The End Of The World, it's Rose's first travel with the Doctor. After she almost gets killed, the Doctor asks "You've seen how dangerous my world can be".
    • Rory actually used the trope name in 'The Rebel Flesh.' Apparently referring to his multiple deaths thus far.
  • In Stargate SG-1, Carter says this to O'Neill after he is treated to her father's unique brand of humour-in-the-face-of-death. More amusing is that this comment could apply to her relationship with her father or to her relationship with O'Neill himself, who is well known for his sometimes irritating humour.
  • In Scrubs, when Cox is forced to sack a junior cafeteria employee, Kelso tells him, "Welcome to my world. And now try going home to my wife."
  • A variant is used in an episode of Bones. Cam is annoyed at having to deal with the rest of the team squabbling immaturely, and wonders aloud if this is how kindergarten teachers feel all the time.
  • Done in an episode of Monk where Captain Stottlemeyer's wife was badly injured in a car accident and he was afraid she would die. Monk tells him, "What you're feeling right now, that fear? That's how I feel all the time."
  • Lois & Clark: In "Soul Mates", it's revealed that, in at least two past lives, Clark also had a dual identity. When the Tempus from one of them learned of this, he was shocked that he let a mask deceive him. Lois told him to join the club.
  • The X-Files, same sentiment expressed differently: In "Humbug", circumstances force Scully to offer a completely outlandish explanation of an event if she's to report accurately, and she's met with disbelief. Mulder comments "Now you know how I feel".
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer:
    • When Buffy and Cordelia (who has been mistaken for Faith) are hunted in Slayerfest '98, Buffy uses this line.
    • Also played straight at the end of season 4, when Buffy presents a "The Reason You Suck" Speech to the head of the Initiative. She tells them that this is her world and they are the intruders, not the other way around.
  • Used a few times in MythBusters whenever a member of the Build Team other than Tory has to undergo suffering of some kind to test a myth.
  • Played for Laughs on The West Wing; in the second-season episode "The Drop-In", President Bartlet is swearing in ambassadors to the U.S., and being the know-it-all is, he reminds the Swedish ambassador the Swedes are descended from the barbarians that sacked Rome. When Leo greets the ambassador after he's been sworn in, he asks the ambassador, "Is he still holding you responsible for the fall of the Roman Empire?" The ambassador chuckles and says yes, to which Leo replies, "Welcome to my world."
  • The Handmaid's Tale: In Season 5's "Motherland", Serena asks June for advice on how to live with the Wheelers, a couple determined to take Noah (Serena's baby) for themselves. June shares how she survived her own experience:
    June: Here's what you're gonna do. Okay? You're gonna go back in there, and you are gonna act like a Handmaid. But the entire time, you will be plotting against them and planning your revenge.


    Video Games 
  • In the final case of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Trials and Tribulations, you spend some time playing as Edgeworth while Phoenix recovers from a minor injury (which is to say that he fell through a burning bridge and plummeted 40 feet into a river known for it's ridiculously strong current, in the dead of winter, because that's a minor injury to him). One of the first pieces of evidence you can find is an apparent murder weapon, with both the victim's blood and the defendant's fingerprints on it. A flabbergasted Edgeworth asks himself if this is what Phoenix feels like all the time, and how it can't be very good for his health.
  • Fable III combines this with Leaning on the Fourth Wall when Walter asks the Hero if they ever feel like someone is playing games with them, and the hero responds "All the time."

    Web Animation 
  • In the Homestar Runner cartoon Doomy Tales of the Macabre, Bubs's head is decapitated. Onion Bubs, An onion with Bubs's face on it, says this in a creepy voice and laughs.
  • Dragon Ball Z Abridged, Episode 18:
    Gohan: With this powerup, I'm now as strong as you were when we fought on Earth!
    Vegeta: Congratulations - you're still weaker than the last three guys I killed.
    Gohan: Wow. I now know what it's like to feel like Krillin.
    Krillin: Sucks, doesn't it?

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    Western Animation 
  • In Kim Possible: A Sitch in Time, Monique acts as a substitute for Ron while he is in Norway. Kim says this to Monique during a battle after Monique is shocked when one of Duff Killigan's golfballs explodes.
    • When Drakken interrogates a kidnapped scientist in another episode, she tells him "You make no sense to me." Shego replies "Welcome to my life."
  • One of The Simpsons "Treehouse of Horror" episodes has Bart and Lisa playing potential victims in a parody of A Nightmare on Elm Street.
    Lisa: Bart! Don't you realize what this means? The next time we fall asleep, we could die!
    Grampa Simpson: Ehh, welcome to my world!
    • Again in the episode "Smart and Smarter" when Maggie tests with a higher IQ than Lisa, causing her identity to feel threatened.
      Marge: All our children are smart! Some are just smarter than the others.
      [Bart smiles ominously and puts his hand on Lisa's shoulder]
      Bart: Welcome to the others!
      [Lisa screams]
  • Nicely done in the Batman Beyond pilot when Bruce invokes the trope after hiring Terry to be his assistant. Terry's mother thinks it's welcoming Terry to the world of big business and all that Bruce Wayne represents. Terry and Bruce (and the viewer) both know it holds more meaning than that.
  • Kell-El says those exact same words upon introducing the Legion of Super-Heroes to his war-torn future at the beginning of Season 2 in the Animated Series.
  • Candace in Phineas and Ferb typically says this whenever somebody loses their vehicle conveniently filled with evidence of Phineas and Ferb's big ideas or is flabbergasted about what happened to them.
  • In one episode of As Told by Ginger, Carl develops a fear of an escaped naked mole rat. Hoodsie rebuffs him for it, but once he realizes that it could pop up from anywhere underground, he begins to get worried too, causing Carl to proudly say "Welcome to my nightmare!"
  • Danny Phantom:
    • In "Memory Blank", Sam saves Danny from a ghost attack, but Danny then mentions that she was the cause of it in the first place.
    Sam: Uh, I save your butt, and you're giving me grief?
    Danny: Welcome to my world, remember?
    • In "Double Cross My Heart", when Sam is hanging out with a new student, a ghost appears, much to the boy's shock, and Sam sheepishly says "Welcome to Amity Park!"
    • In the episode "Fenton Menace", Maddie embarrasses Jazz with her childhood toy, to which Jazz demands she stopped treating her like a little kid. Danny then angrily mentions, "Welcome to my world."
  • The Fairly OddParents!: Timmy wishes he had hyper-intelligence, but it eventually wears off when he tries to use it to cheat at a game show. Timmy asks why he doesn't know anything anymore, and Cosmo says, "Welcome to my world!"
  • In the Rocket Power episode "Iron Man", Tito tries to lecture the kids that they should take it slow when trying to win a competition, Otto just disregards the advice.
    Tito: There's no talking to that kid.
    Raymundo: Welcome to my world.
    • In the episode "Outta My Pit", Lars and his gang kick the group out of their new hangout, and are sulking over what happened.
    Otto: I can't believe Lars body slammed me.
    Twister: Welcome to my world. I get one for breakfast every morning.
  • This particularly memetic conversation from Rick and Morty:
    Butter Robot: What is my purpose?
    Rick: You pass butter.
    Butter Robot: Oh my god.
    Rick: Yeah, welcome to the club pal.
  • The page quote comes from Castlevania (2017), season 3. Before getting swept up in the war against Dracula, Sypha is a sheltered girl surrounded by her fellow Speakers. After Dracula's death, she finds a liking to a life of adventure, slaying monsters and helping townspeople wherever she and Trevor go. Then the two are tricked into aiding a mass murderer and later fail to stop a dark ritual that kills an entire village, leaving Sypha broken and Trevor saying that she now lives a life like his; a miserable life where things can and often go wrong.


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Olaf's Frozen Adventure

Elsa says it when Anna opens Elsa's old trunk to see, as Anna just joked, rows and rows of gloves.

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