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== One-liners ==
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*Madotsuki has Charles Bonnet syndrome, exacerbated by a head injury suffered while riding a bicycle without a helmet.<ref>Charles Bonnet syndrome, now properly known as [[wikipedia:Visual release hallucinations|visual release hallucinations]], often produces Lilliputian hallucinations similar to the [[wikia:yumenikki:Effects#Midget_.28.E3.81.93.E3.81.B3.E3.81.A8.EF.BC.89|Midget]] effect and leads to social isolation. See also [https://www.bbc.com/news/stories-43306441 the BBC's report on one case], in which the patient wrongly perceived water as blood.<br /><small>TODO: hair ripped out during the bicycle accident = bloodstains near the [[wikia:yumenikki:Mouth Monsters|Mouth Monsters]]?</small></ref>
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== <span id="Extreme_crackpot_theories">One-liners</span> ==
*''Yume Nikki'' takes place in the universe of ''[[wikipedia:Dilbert|Dilbert]]''; in particular, [[wikia:yumenikki:Monoko|Monoko]] is a product of the Dogbert Temp Agency or one of its subcontractors.<ref>The Dogbert Temp Agency arc, published on [https://dilbert.com/strip/2000-11-15 2000 November 15]&ndash;18, depicts a temporary employee created via genetic engineering by the titular agency. Other relevant strips include a hole-headed juror ([https://dilbert.com/strip/2000-12-06 2000 December 6]; cf. [[wikia:yumenikki:Pirori|Pirori]] and [[wikia:yumenikki:Nopperabou Witches|Nopperabou Witches]]) and an all-hands meeting ([https://dilbert.com/strip/2007-07-09 2007 July 9]; cf. the [[wikia:yumenikki:Eyeball World|Eyeball World]] and [[wikia:yumenikki:Staircase of Hands|Staircase of Hands]]).<br /><small>TODO: Is Monoko's "normal" form the result of corrective surgery to remove her extra arms, or are we still playing along with the traffic-accident theory?</small></ref>
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=== Crossover ===
*The game's world is a film set, theatrical play, and/or puppet show.<ref>Supporting the possibility of a performance recorded on film, the [[wikia:yumenikki:Jellyfish|Jellyfish]] resemble the [[wikipedia:Ground glass#Photography|hoods historically attached to large-format cameras]], with the photographers' feet visible underneath, or incompletely-assembled [[wikipedia:Reflector (photography)|reflectors]] or [[wikipedia:Softbox|softboxes]].</ref>
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*The Dogbert Temp Agency or one of its subcontractors used genetic engineering to create [[wikia:yumenikki:Monoko|Monoko]],<ref group="dilbert">See the original Dogbert Temp Agency arc, published on [https://dilbert.com/strip/2000-11-15 2000 November 15]&ndash;18, which depicts a temporary employee with an extra arm.</ref> the [[wikia:yumenikki:Pirori|Pirori]] and [[wikia:yumenikki:Nopperabou Witches|Nopperabou Witches]],<ref group="dilbert">See the hole-headed juror from the [https://dilbert.com/strip/2000-12-06 2000 December 6] strip. Also, the [[wikia:yumenikki:Barracks Settlement|Barracks Settlement]] looks as though it is located in [[wikia:dilbert:Elbonia|Elbonia]].</ref> and the disembodied arms of the [[wikia:yumenikki:Eyeball World|Eyeball World]] and [[wikia:yumenikki:Staircase of Hands|Staircase of Hands]].<ref group="dilbert">See the all-hands meeting of [https://dilbert.com/strip/2007-07-09 2007 July 9].</ref> Perhaps the last of these is a program to develop replacement limbs for amputees, and they are also researching [[wikipedia:Targeted temperature management|targeted temperature management]] (a.k.a. "therapeutic hypothermia") and/or cryogenics.<ref>All The Tropes: [[allthetropes:Yume Nikki/WMG#Madotsuki, Mafurako, and Kamakurako are triplets|Yume Nikki/WMG § Madotsuki, Mafurako, and Kamakurako are triplets]]</ref>
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*Madotsuki is B.D. from ''[[wikipedia:Palette (video game)|Palette]]''.<!-- TODO: vgperson's website now supports HTTPS. Consider linking to the page for his ''Palette'' fan translation in a footnote --> (Extended writeup coming soon.)
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*Madotsuki's "Family Game" (ファミリィゲーム)<!-- yes, the "y" sound in "family" is transcribed in a nonstandard manner --> console contains both a famiclone and a clone of a 16-bit console; she once owned a version of ''[[wikipedia:Lemmings (video game)|Lemmings]]'' for the 16-bit side, but the cartridge became '''l'''ost, '''s'''tolen, or '''d'''amaged.<ref>The console's name is untranslated in the English fan translation and translated as "Famtendo Game" in the official English version for Windows. (The mobile ports just call it a "Video Game," presumably to [[Special:PermanentLink/15863#Other mobile platforms|comply with the policies of the respective platforms' app stores]]<!-- Talk:App Store Review Guidelines -->.)<br />The console appears to have two cartridge slots. Although there exist famiclones with both 60-pin and 72-pin slots, the NES version of ''Lemmings'' was not officially released in Japan, and ''Lemmings'' itself was created rather late in [[allthetropes:Yume Nikki/WMG#The game takes place in the 80s.|the time that the authentic Famicom was contemporary]]; hence a legitimate cartridge would have to be for a 16-bit system. <small>(TODO: "legitimate"? How common are pirate cartridges of NES ''Lemmings''?)</small><br />Among other things, experience with ''Lemmings'' would explain the appearance of the [[wikia:yumenikki:Effects#Midget_.28.E3.81.93.E3.81.B3.E3.81.A8.EF.BC.89|Midget]] effect, in particular why there can be more than one midget at a time and why the midgets explode so spectacularly.<br />[[trope:Yume Nikki/WMG#Tied with the above, Madotsuki's experience with videogames is because she traded the ones she had with other kids.|Cartridges traded with friends]] would count as "lost."</ref> The 8-bit side was supplied with multiple built-in games or a multicart; the included games were, among others, ''[[wikia:yumenikki:NASU|NASU]]'', ''Bokosuka Wars'', and ''Mother''. However, an [[wikipedia:Bus (computing)#Address bus|address line]] got fried in such a way that only ''NASU'' was playable.
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**Or, perhaps Madotsuki ''is'' a Lemming dreaming about what it would be like to be human; unfortunately, much of the Lemmings' knowledge about human life stems from often-violent fictional media. The NPCs drawn in super-deformed proportions are fellow Lemmings, and the more realistically-proportioned humanoids represent actual humans. Madotsuki cannot open the door of her real-world bedroom because it normally opens only when her presence is requested in a ''Lemmings'' level.
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*Madotsuki is [[User:Eighty5cacao/misc/WMG dump/Umihara Kawase|Umihara Kawase]] (the eponymous protagonist) in a [[allthetropes:Bad Future|bad future]] where pollution has horribly mutated all the fish and sent her spiraling into insanity.<ref>Kawase's original Super Famicom sprite and Madotsuki's official in-game sprite have distinctly similar hair colors, a pinkish brown somewhere between [[wikipedia:Bole (color)|bole]] and [[wikipedia:Cordovan (color)|cordovan]].<br />More loosely, compare the [[allthetropes:Astral Checkerboard Decor|checkerboard motifs]] in some levels of ''Umihara Kawase'' (Super Famicom) to [[wikia:yumenikki:The Checkered Tile Path|the Checkered Tile Path]] and the checkerboard squares on Madotsuki's shirt as commonly depicted in fan art. The overall structure of ''Umihara Kawase'' levels is vaguely reminiscent of the [[wikia:yumenikki:Block World|Block World]].<br />Some developer interviews suggest that the premise of the ''Umihara Kawase'' series involves a [[allthetropes:Mental World|mental world]]. Others mention that the protagonist is a traveling chef who specializes in fish; this would explain why the [[wikia:yumenikki:Effects#Knife_.2F_Kitchen_Knife.EF.BC.88.E3.81.BB.E3.81.86.E3.81.A1.E3.82.87.E3.81.86.EF.BC.89|knife]] of the dream world is labeled as a [[wikipedia:Japanese kitchen knife|kitchen knife]] rather than a weapon. Perhaps [[allthetropes:Regret Eating Me|the fish aren't happy]] about Kawase's mission, and perhaps she is [[wikipedia:Ethics of eating meat|beset with guilt over harming innocent life]].</ref><!-- TODOs for a longer writeup: unwinnable training scenario; other characters who could tie into this; (Doylist) relevance of Block World's music file being named BGM_001 and its color scheme resembling the North American SNES console; (Watsonian) relevance of The Docks and other water areas, and why the Pink Sea is pink -->
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*[[wikipedia:Doug (TV series)|Douglas "Doug" Funnie]] becomes Madotsuki after a gender transition.<ref>As [https://www.cracked.com/article_20090_6-creepy-things-you-never-noticed-about-famous-kids-cartoons.html Preston Xander of ''Cracked'' points out], Doug is in questionable mental health and often acts out his fantasies dangerously.<br />Doug already keeps a diary; a ''dream'' diary is a logical next step.<br />The oddly-colored supporting characters resemble the [[wikia:yumenikki:Mall Shoppers|Mall Shoppers]].</ref>
  
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=== Non-crossover ===
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*Madotsuki has Charles Bonnet syndrome, exacerbated by a head injury suffered while riding a bicycle without a helmet.<ref>Charles Bonnet syndrome, now properly known as [[wikipedia:Visual release hallucinations|visual release hallucinations]], often produces Lilliputian hallucinations similar to the Midget effect and leads to social isolation. See also [https://www.bbc.com/news/stories-43306441 the BBC's report on one case], in which the patient wrongly perceived water as blood.<br /><small>TODO: consider [[wikipedia:Optic neuropathy|optic neuropathies]], especially of the [[wikipedia:Toxic and nutritional optic neuropathy|nutritional]] type associated with an [[trope:Yume Nikki/WMG#Madotsuki has an eating disorder|eating disorder]], as causes for the underlying vision loss<br />TODO: hair ripped out during the bicycle accident = bloodstains near the [[wikia:yumenikki:Mouth Monsters|Mouth Monsters]]?</small></ref>
*Madotsuki's "Family Game" (ファミリィゲーム)<!-- yes, the "y" sound in "family" is transcribed in a nonstandard manner --> console contains both a famiclone and a clone of a 16-bit console; she once owned a version of ''[[wikipedia:Lemmings (video game)|Lemmings]]'' for the 16-bit side, but the cartridge became '''l'''ost, '''s'''tolen, or '''d'''amaged.<ref>The console's name is untranslated in the English fan translation and translated as "Famtendo Game" in the official English version for Windows. (The mobile ports just call it a "Video Game," presumably to [[Special:PermanentLink/15863#Other mobile platforms|comply with the policies of the respective platforms' app stores]]<!-- Talk:App Store Review Guidelines -->.)<br />The console appears to have two cartridge slots. Although there exist famiclones with both 60-pin and 72-pin slots, the NES version of ''Lemmings'' was not officially released in Japan, and ''Lemmings'' itself was created rather late in [[allthetropes:Yume Nikki/WMG#The game takes place in the 80s.|the time that the authentic Famicom was contemporary]]; hence a legitimate cartridge would have to be for a 16-bit system. <small>(TODO: "legitimate"? How common are pirate cartridges of NES ''Lemmings''?)</small><br />Among other things, experience with ''Lemmings'' would explain the appearance of the Midget effect, in particular why there can be more than one midget at a time and why the midgets explode so spectacularly.<br />[[trope:Yume Nikki/WMG#Tied with the above, Madotsuki's experience with videogames is because she traded the ones she had with other kids.|Cartridges traded with friends]] would count as "lost."</ref>
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*A film set, theatrical play, and/or puppet show comprises Madotsuki's known "real world" and "dream world."<ref>Supporting the possibility of a performance recorded on film, the [[wikia:yumenikki:Jellyfish|Jellyfish]] resemble the [[wikipedia:Ground glass#Photography|hoods historically attached to large-format cameras]], with the photographers' feet visible underneath, or incompletely-assembled [[wikipedia:Reflector (photography)|reflectors]] or [[wikipedia:Softbox|softboxes]].</ref>
**Or, perhaps Madotsuki ''is'' a Lemming dreaming about what it would be like to be human; unfortunately, much of the Lemmings' knowledge about human life stems from often-violent fictional media. The NPCs drawn in super-deformed proportions are fellow Lemmings, and the more realistically-proportioned humanoids represent actual humans.
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*Madotsuki is a fetus who is picking up psychic echoes of the world around her but hasn't yet learned the context in which to interpret them; her "death" in the ending is actually her birth.<ref>In other words, Madotsuki's apartment bedroom is a stylized representation of a womb. This explains her super-deformed proportions, her inability to voluntarily leave by any means that does not shed blood, and the absence of visible food or drink (provided through the placenta and umbilical cord).</ref><!-- TODOs: [[wikia:yumenikki:Floyag]]; "Madotsuki" is not legally acceptable as a Japanese name because it cannot be written entirely in jinmeiyō kanji (sensu lato). It is also not grammatically a noun, but that is not required by law. It could be a self-given pseudonym or [[allthetropes:I Know Your True Name|magical "true name"]]. -->
  
 
== Extended writeups for All The Tropes ==
 
== Extended writeups for All The Tropes ==
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== Footnotes ==
 
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=== Detailed justifications ===
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One-liners

Crossover

  • The Dogbert Temp Agency or one of its subcontractors used genetic engineering to create Monoko,[dilbert 1] the Pirori and Nopperabou Witches,[dilbert 2] and the disembodied arms of the Eyeball World and Staircase of Hands.[dilbert 3] Perhaps the last of these is a program to develop replacement limbs for amputees, and they are also researching targeted temperature management (a.k.a. "therapeutic hypothermia") and/or cryogenics.[1]
  • Madotsuki is B.D. from Palette. (Extended writeup coming soon.)
  • Madotsuki's "Family Game" (ファミリィゲーム) console contains both a famiclone and a clone of a 16-bit console; she once owned a version of Lemmings for the 16-bit side, but the cartridge became lost, stolen, or damaged.[2] The 8-bit side was supplied with multiple built-in games or a multicart; the included games were, among others, NASU, Bokosuka Wars, and Mother. However, an address line got fried in such a way that only NASU was playable.
    • Or, perhaps Madotsuki is a Lemming dreaming about what it would be like to be human; unfortunately, much of the Lemmings' knowledge about human life stems from often-violent fictional media. The NPCs drawn in super-deformed proportions are fellow Lemmings, and the more realistically-proportioned humanoids represent actual humans. Madotsuki cannot open the door of her real-world bedroom because it normally opens only when her presence is requested in a Lemmings level.
  • Madotsuki is Umihara Kawase (the eponymous protagonist) in a bad future where pollution has horribly mutated all the fish and sent her spiraling into insanity.[3]
  • Douglas "Doug" Funnie becomes Madotsuki after a gender transition.[4]

Non-crossover

  • Madotsuki has Charles Bonnet syndrome, exacerbated by a head injury suffered while riding a bicycle without a helmet.[5]
  • A film set, theatrical play, and/or puppet show comprises Madotsuki's known "real world" and "dream world."[6]
  • Madotsuki is a fetus who is picking up psychic echoes of the world around her but hasn't yet learned the context in which to interpret them; her "death" in the ending is actually her birth.[7]

Extended writeups for All The Tropes

Footnotes

Detailed justifications

Dilbert strips

  1. See the original Dogbert Temp Agency arc, published on 2000 November 15–18, which depicts a temporary employee with an extra arm.
  2. See the hole-headed juror from the 2000 December 6 strip. Also, the Barracks Settlement looks as though it is located in Elbonia.
  3. See the all-hands meeting of 2007 July 9.