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The thin line that exists between a story and reality. When a character in a story tells the reader in some way that they know that they are a character in a story, that is called 'breaking the fourth wall'.
Character 1: The author is a jackass who can't write me properly.
Crashing noise
Character 2: Well, there goes the fourth wall.
by Kyo Kusanagi July 07, 2003
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In theatre, the side or sides of the set facing the audience that have no physical reality. The audience and actors aknowledge this deliniation as a convention of theatre, unless the director chooses to "break" the fourth wall.
by Andrew January 19, 2005
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A wall that is always being broken so reality meets fantasy. Like in Anime and Cartoons.

Anime like Naruto, Pokémon, Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo and Duel Masters break the fourth wall.

Cartoons Ed, Edd n Eddy, Powerpuff Girls, Brandy and Mr. Whiskers and Yin Yang Yo break the fourth wall.

They bring up the word "episode" sometimes, too.

They look at YOU directly and they mention their own show!
Every Anime and Cartoon has a fourth wall... It's just that the directors and producers don't have them break it. It's not in their script.
by AnimeandToonLover August 06, 2009
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The Fourth Wall is an imaginary "wall" that separates you from the game or movie. This Fourth Wall is If someone or something addresses you; the player or the viewer, directly or indirectly, or when something that is typical for a particular kind of movie or game is addressed, it is known as breaking the fourth wall.
Deadpool: "Superhero landing! She's gonna do it!"
Negasonic Teenage Warhead: *does it*
Deadpool: "Wooo! Superhero landing. That's hard on the knees!"
The Fourth Wall just broke.
by Shadvox June 05, 2018
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