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31st Jan '17 11:18:17 AM Mr.Bubbles
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* ''Anime/DarkerThanBlack'': Ten years ago, a pair of mystical singularities known as "Hell's Gate" and "Heaven's Gate" appeared in [[TokyoIsTheCenterOfTheUniverse Tokyo]] and South America, respectively. These devastated the landscapes and altered the sky, [[AlienSky causing the moon and other bodies to disappear, replaced by fake stars, and also ensuring nothing can leave the planet.]] They also lead to the appearance of [[DifferentlyPoweredIndividual Contractors]], people who are granted superhuman abilities [[TheSociopath at the apparent cost of their emotions and morality]]. They're called Contractors because, after using their powers, their "contract" [[PowerAtAPrice compels them to perform a remuneration or obeisance as part of payment.]] These can be simple things like humming a song or eating specific items, or something along the lines of [[WouldHurtAChild drinking the blood of children]] or [[RapidAging rapidly aging]]/[[MerlinSickness de-aging.]] The general public is kept ignorant of the Contactors while various nations use them in a secret cold war as spies or agents.

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* ''Anime/DarkerThanBlack'': Ten years ago, a pair of mystical singularities known as "Hell's Gate" and "Heaven's Gate" appeared in [[TokyoIsTheCenterOfTheUniverse Tokyo]] and South America, respectively. These devastated the landscapes and altered the sky, [[AlienSky causing the moon and other bodies to disappear, replaced by fake stars, and also ensuring nothing can leave the planet.]] They also lead to the appearance of [[DifferentlyPoweredIndividual Contractors]], people who are granted superhuman abilities [[TheSociopath at the apparent cost of their emotions and morality]]. They're called Contractors because, after using their powers, their "contract" [[PowerAtAPrice compels them to perform a remuneration or obeisance as part of payment.]] These can be simple things like humming a song or eating specific items, or something along the lines of [[WouldHurtAChild drinking the blood of children]] or [[RapidAging rapidly aging]]/[[MerlinSickness de-aging.]] The general public is kept ignorant of the Contactors while various nations use them in a secret cold war as spies or agents. The show serves to [[DeconstructorFleet deconstruct]] as many superpower tropes as it can, showing just how ''horrifying'' a world like this would really be.
31st Jan '17 11:16:03 AM Mr.Bubbles
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** [[spoiler: The Blue are later revealed to not be alien, but rather created by ''the Earth itself'' [[GaiasVengeance in response to humanity's overpopulation and pollution.]] [[GainaxEnding The ending]] has both the Blue and Second Earth destroyed, Yuiji and Marlene together, and the surviving humans finally free to live in peace with mother nature...[[FridgeLogic then]] [[FridgeHorror you realize]] that humanity has essentially been blasted back to the stone age and only the able-bodied people will get to live.]]

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** [[spoiler: The Blue are later revealed to not be alien, but rather created by ''the Earth itself'' [[GaiasVengeance in response to humanity's overpopulation and pollution.]] [[GainaxEnding The ending]] has both the Blue and Second Earth destroyed, Yuiji and Marlene together, and the surviving humans finally free to live in peace with mother nature...[[FridgeLogic then]] [[FridgeHorror you realize]] that humanity has essentially been blasted back to the stone age and only the able-bodied people will get to live.]]]]
* ''Anime/DarkerThanBlack'': Ten years ago, a pair of mystical singularities known as "Hell's Gate" and "Heaven's Gate" appeared in [[TokyoIsTheCenterOfTheUniverse Tokyo]] and South America, respectively. These devastated the landscapes and altered the sky, [[AlienSky causing the moon and other bodies to disappear, replaced by fake stars, and also ensuring nothing can leave the planet.]] They also lead to the appearance of [[DifferentlyPoweredIndividual Contractors]], people who are granted superhuman abilities [[TheSociopath at the apparent cost of their emotions and morality]]. They're called Contractors because, after using their powers, their "contract" [[PowerAtAPrice compels them to perform a remuneration or obeisance as part of payment.]] These can be simple things like humming a song or eating specific items, or something along the lines of [[WouldHurtAChild drinking the blood of children]] or [[RapidAging rapidly aging]]/[[MerlinSickness de-aging.]] The general public is kept ignorant of the Contactors while various nations use them in a secret cold war as spies or agents.
17th Jan '17 2:54:04 PM Mr.Bubbles
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* Manga/KibaNoTabishouninTheArmsPeddler takes place on Earth after a cataclysmic war wiped out modern civilization where humans have to not only survive the wasteland but also defend themselves against raiders, bandits, slavers, mutants and supernatural creatures.

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* Manga/KibaNoTabishouninTheArmsPeddler takes place on Earth after a cataclysmic war wiped out modern civilization where humans have to not only survive the wasteland but also defend themselves against raiders, bandits, slavers, mutants and supernatural creatures.creatures.
* In ''Anime/BlueGender,'' Yuji Kaido [[ColdSleepColdFuture wakes up to find the year 2031 is like this.]] Humanity is in [[BugWar a losing war against a race of alien insects known as the Blue]], who have pretty much conquered the Earth, and the combatants have fled to a space station called Second Earth. Because AnyoneCanDie, most of the characters are cold, heartless bastards who place zero value on life, love, and compassion, even treating the survivors left on the planet as expendable cannon fodder. [[IKEAErotica Sex is also viewed as a meaningless, mechanical act for pleasure.]]
** [[spoiler: The Blue are later revealed to not be alien, but rather created by ''the Earth itself'' [[GaiasVengeance in response to humanity's overpopulation and pollution.]] [[GainaxEnding The ending]] has both the Blue and Second Earth destroyed, Yuiji and Marlene together, and the surviving humans finally free to live in peace with mother nature...[[FridgeLogic then]] [[FridgeHorror you realize]] that humanity has essentially been blasted back to the stone age and only the able-bodied people will get to live.]]
3rd Jan '17 6:26:38 PM Mr.Bubbles
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** Things have turned UpToEleven with TheReveal of what was in Eren's basement. [[spoiler: Namely that it's almost completely untouched. The human territory? It's on an island and is the last vestige of the Eldian empire, a massive empire of Titan shifters that spent 1,700 years raping and massacring the "inferior races" of the world. The closest inhabited land? Marley; an industrialized, militaristic nation that is eternally pissed off at the Eldians, keeping the survivors relegated to ghettos, and is using the Titan serum for their own purposes. The sudden appearance of the Titans a century ago? Actually a war between Marley and Eldia. The Titans outside the walls? Undesirables that were transformed by Marley and sent to the island. The walls themselves? They're filled with colossal titans, all of which would be released if another war breaks out.]]

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** Things have turned UpToEleven with TheReveal of what was in Eren's basement. the Outside World. [[spoiler: Namely that it's almost completely untouched. everything we thought we knew up to now was all lies. The human territory? It's on an island and is the last vestige of the Eldian empire, Eldia, a massive empire of Titan shifters that spent 1,700 years raping and massacring the "inferior races" of the world. The closest inhabited land? Marley; an industrialized, militaristic nation that is eternally pissed off at the Eldians, keeping the survivors relegated to ghettos, and is using the Titan serum for their own purposes. The sudden appearance of the Titans a century ago? Actually a war between Marley and Eldia. The Titans outside the walls? Undesirables that were transformed by Marley and sent to the island. The walls themselves? They're filled with colossal titans, all of which would be released if another war breaks out.]]
3rd Jan '17 6:24:00 PM Mr.Bubbles
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** Things have turned UpToEleven with TheReveal of what was in Eren's basement. [[spoiler: Namely that it's almost completely untouched. The human territory? It's on an island and is the last vestige of the Eldian empire, a massive empire of Titan shifters that spent 1,700 years raping and massacring the "inferior races" of the world. The closest inhabited land? Marley; an industrialized, militaristic nation that is eternally pissed off at the Eldians, keeping the survivors relegated to ghettos, and is using the Titan serum for their own purposes. The sudden appearance of the Titans a century ago? Actually a war between Marley and Eldia. The Titans outside the walls? Undesirables that were transformed by Marley and sent to the island. The walls themselves? They're filled with colossal titans, all of which would be released if another war breaks out.]]
24th Dec '16 6:30:19 AM MrTerrorist
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** When the heroes get sent back in time to prevent the disaster that caused the demons' rise to power, they found out the world wasn't much better than the one they came from. The modern times were a dystopian nightmare where people are kept miserable by a powerful, and corrupt elite revealed to be disguised demons that infiltrated positions of power to manipulate the media and the government. There is a island known as Special District, whose inhabitants are exempt from the laws and can get away with [[WouldHurtAChild murdering children]] if they show their badges to the police. Said island serves as HQ for the demons to engineer a nuclear war so they can rebuild civilization in their image. [[spoiler: At the end of the series, the heroes fail in preventing the nuclear destruction of breaking out and the word being destroyed, though it just barely avoid it from being a complete DownerEnding]].

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** When the heroes get sent back in time to prevent the disaster that caused the demons' rise to power, they found out the world wasn't much better than the one they came from. The modern times were a dystopian nightmare where people are kept miserable by a powerful, and corrupt elite revealed to be disguised demons that infiltrated positions of power to manipulate the media and the government. There is a island known as Special District, whose inhabitants are exempt from the laws and can get away with [[WouldHurtAChild murdering children]] if they show their badges to the police. Said island serves as HQ for the demons to engineer a nuclear war so they can rebuild civilization in their image. [[spoiler: At the end of the series, the heroes fail in preventing the nuclear destruction of breaking out and the word being destroyed, though it just barely avoid it from being a complete DownerEnding]].DownerEnding]].
* Manga/KibaNoTabishouninTheArmsPeddler takes place on Earth after a cataclysmic war wiped out modern civilization where humans have to not only survive the wasteland but also defend themselves against raiders, bandits, slavers, mutants and supernatural creatures.
18th Dec '16 11:51:10 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''SayonaraZetsubouSensei'' (Goodbye Mr. Despair) takes place in a world where a suicidal, paranoid LargeHam megalomaniac is actually one of the most sane and collected members of the cast. This is all PlayedForLaughs, of course.

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* ''SayonaraZetsubouSensei'' ''Manga/SayonaraZetsubouSensei'' (Goodbye Mr. Despair) takes place in a world where a suicidal, paranoid LargeHam megalomaniac is actually one of the most sane and collected members of the cast. This is all PlayedForLaughs, of course.
18th Dec '16 11:50:53 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Manga/HighSchoolOfTheDead'' is an animated version of Creator/GeorgeARomero's ''Film/NightOfTheLivingDead1968'' on a worldwide scale. Being a {{badass}} is a survival requirement, the zombie [[NotUsingTheZWord (called Them)]] hordes never seem to completely go away, and the best you can hope for is to hold them off long enough to survive another day.

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* ''Manga/HighSchoolOfTheDead'' is an animated version of Creator/GeorgeARomero's ''Film/NightOfTheLivingDead1968'' on a worldwide scale. Being a {{badass}} badass is a survival requirement, the zombie [[NotUsingTheZWord (called Them)]] hordes never seem to completely go away, and the best you can hope for is to hold them off long enough to survive another day.



* In pre-timeskip ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'', humans have been driven from the surface into underground villages. If anyone dares to climb to the world above, they're mercilessly hunted down and killed by the Spiral King Lordgenome's Beastmen. Of course, all it takes is a band of insanely {{badass}} fighters led by an exceedingly charismatic and determined idiot, and then his young friend/stepbrother of sorts to turn everything around. Then the aliens show up.

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* In pre-timeskip ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'', humans have been driven from the surface into underground villages. If anyone dares to climb to the world above, they're mercilessly hunted down and killed by the Spiral King Lordgenome's Beastmen. Of course, all it takes is a band of insanely {{badass}} badass fighters led by an exceedingly charismatic and determined idiot, and then his young friend/stepbrother of sorts to turn everything around. Then the aliens show up.
15th Dec '16 9:54:14 PM Doug86
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* ''Manga/BarefootGen''. An autobiographical work set in the author's youth. He grew up in Japan during UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo. The climax takes place on August 6, 1945.

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* ''Manga/BarefootGen''. An autobiographical work set in the author's youth. He grew up in Japan during UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo.UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. The climax takes place on August 6, 1945.
28th Oct '16 6:18:40 PM Ramona122003
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** The Future that Trunks came from in a ravaged post-apocalyptic wreck where two powerful Androids go around killing anyone who opposes them, and have already killed the most powerful heroes of Earth. What makes it worse is that the [[ResetButton Dragon Balls]] are gone because Kami, who shares a soul with Piccolo, one of the aforementioned heroes, is dead. In ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'' Future Trunks' timeline actually gets ''worse''. After surviving nearly two decades of terror and death under the androids, humanity is brought to the brink of extinction [[HistoryRepeats once again]]. Unlike the androids, who kept humanity alive for their own entertainment, [[spoiler: Black Goku]] doesn't play around. In a year's time, he trashes the world worse than the androids to the point that Trunks is forced to eat pet food to survive.

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** The Future that Trunks came from in a ravaged post-apocalyptic wreck where two powerful Androids go around killing anyone who opposes them, and have already killed the most powerful heroes of Earth. What makes it worse is that the [[ResetButton Dragon Balls]] are gone because Kami, who shares a soul with Piccolo, one of the aforementioned heroes, is dead. In ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'' Future Trunks' timeline actually gets ''worse''. After surviving nearly two decades of terror and death under the androids, humanity is brought to the brink of extinction [[HistoryRepeats once again]]. Unlike the androids, who kept humanity alive for their own entertainment, [[spoiler: Black Goku]] doesn't play around. In a year's time, he trashes the world worse than the androids to the point that Trunks is forced to eat pet food to survive. And things actually gets even ''worse'' when it's revealed that [[spoiler: Goku Black and Future Zamasu murdered all the gods in the 12 universes, leaving them as the only higher power. So the humans don't even have a god to pray to]].
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