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Basic Trope: A dreaming character meets another, real character and they talk while he dreams.

  • Straight: Edwin, dreaming of a meadow, sees his old Mentor Godfrey come over it and explain to him where he is, and why Edwin must go and find the MacGuffin.
  • Exaggerated: Sleeping characters land in a Dreamland where they are always bumping into each other.
  • Downplayed: Edwin dreams of Godfrey, who says some wise things. Edwin, waking up, doesn't know if he was talkign with him or just Dreaming the Truth.
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  • Justified: Godfrey is a mystic who knows how to communicate through dreams.
  • Inverted: Harold, a dream figure, comes out of Dreamland to warn Edwin.
  • Subverted: Edwin dreams of Godfrey and realizes that it's just a Wish Fulfillment on his part.
  • Double Subverted: Nevertheless he obeys, and Godfrey is delighted; no other student of his had obeyed, and it could have been disastrous.
  • Parodied: Godfrey shows up in the middle of Edwin's sex dream and insists on having a long conversation while Edwin "does his business."
  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Averted: Godfrey decides not to use his dreamtalking powers for a more conventional method of communication.
  • Enforced: "Godfrey's actor has another commitment, so we have to film his scenes in one day. To save on sets, let's have him only talk to Edwin in the dreamscape."
  • Lampshaded: ???
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  • Invoked: Godfrey casts a spell that allows him to enter Edwin's dream.
  • Exploited: Godfrey uses it to communicate where the Evil Sorcerer can't overhear them.
  • Defied: Edwin buys an amulet that blocks dream talking so he can get some rest.
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: ???

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