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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.
 
**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 [[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 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.</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 -->
 
*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 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.</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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*Madotsuki is [[wikipedia:Doug (TV series)|Douglas "Doug" Funnie]] 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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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 they are also involved in the development and use of targeted temperature management (a.k.a. "therapeutic hypothermia") and/or cryogenics technology.[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]
  • Madotsuki is Douglas "Doug" Funnie 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.