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Basic Trope: A character dreams of a dreaded future.

  • Straight: Georgiana dreams that at the archery competition, she shoots someone while aiming at the target.
  • Exaggerated: Georgiana dreams that when she tries out for the team, she shoots everyone in the world to death.
  • Downplayed: Georgiana dreams of being a little nervous at the competition.
  • Justified: Truth in Television.
  • Inverted: The more pressure on Georgiana, the better she sleeps.
  • Subverted:
    • Georgiana's strange dreams do not, after all, let up after she wins.
    • Real Dreams Are Weirder; she dreams about something that has no connection to the competition.
  • Double Subverted: They were really symbolical representations of other problems in her life, which she resolves, ending the dreams.
  • Parodied: Georgiana dreams of disasters — such as being trampled by a stampede of T. rexes, every day because she dreads getting through the day.
  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Averted:
    • Georgiana's nervousness is manifested only through other tropes; she sleeps like a baby.
    • Georgiana's can't sleep because of stress , therefore she didn't dream at all.
  • Enforced: ???
  • Lampshaded: "Georgiana? You did NOT have a bad adream about the competition? What kind of writer is that??"
  • Invoked: Georgiana looks at her schedule and predicts anxiety dreams.
  • Advertisement:
  • Exploited: Sebastian watches how Georgiana sleeps to see if she's nervous.
  • Defied: Georgiana takes sleeping pills whenever she's nervous, to ensure Deep Sleep.
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: ???

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