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18th May '16 4:12:26 AM Morgenthaler
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* The setting of ''Fanfic/CodeGeassMegiddo'': To begin with, Japan was totally destroyed by detonating the underground reserves of sakuradite, with what little remnants of it now being a desolate ''[[{{Matrix}} Matrix]]''-esque wasteland. From there, the rest of the world (specifically Britannia and the EU; China has since been annexed by the former) is engaged in the ''Code Geass'' equivalent of WorldWarIII, with all the devastation that entails. Every faction has their share of narrow-minded racists and warmongers that want to wipe out some section of humanity, while in the shadows, V.V.'s order (which, in a huge departure from canon, holds a KnightsTemplar / [[TheIlluminati Illuminati]] tone and composition) watches the war's progress while preparing for Ragnarok. Even the Black Knights, for all their righteousness and just cause, cannot escape having villains in their number, ranging from the StateSec Ninth Army to an underground faction of Japanese xenophobes that want to purge the world of "gaijin scum". All that said, ''Megiddo'' would have a serious case of DarknessInducedAudienceApathy if not for certain "good" characters and situations breaking the gloom, as well as Lelouch's proclaimed agenda being to destroy the current world and replace it with something better.

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* The setting of ''Fanfic/CodeGeassMegiddo'': To begin with, Japan was totally destroyed by detonating the underground reserves of sakuradite, with what little remnants of it now being a desolate ''[[{{Matrix}} Matrix]]''-esque wasteland. From there, the rest of the world (specifically Britannia and the EU; China has since been annexed by the former) is engaged in the ''Code Geass'' equivalent of WorldWarIII, with all the devastation that entails. Every faction has their share of narrow-minded racists and warmongers that want to wipe out some section of humanity, while in the shadows, V.V.'s order (which, in a huge departure from canon, holds a KnightsTemplar UsefulNotes/TheKnightsTemplar / [[TheIlluminati Illuminati]] tone and composition) watches the war's progress while preparing for Ragnarok. Even the Black Knights, for all their righteousness and just cause, cannot escape having villains in their number, ranging from the StateSec Ninth Army to an underground faction of Japanese xenophobes that want to purge the world of "gaijin scum". All that said, ''Megiddo'' would have a serious case of DarknessInducedAudienceApathy if not for certain "good" characters and situations breaking the gloom, as well as Lelouch's proclaimed agenda being to destroy the current world and replace it with something better.
13th May '16 10:10:48 PM WZA
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* The setting of ''Fanfic/CodeGeassMegiddo'': To begin with, Japan was totally destroyed by detonating the underground reserves of sakuradite, with what little remnants of it now being a desolate ''[[{{Matrix}} Matrix]]''-esque wasteland. From there, the rest of the world (specifically Britannia and the EU; China has since been annexed by the former) is engaged in the ''Code Geass'' equivalent of WorldWarIII, with all the devastation that entails. Every faction has their share of narrow-minded racists and warmongers that want to wipe out some section of humanity, while in the shadows, V.V.'s order (which, in a huge departure from canon, holds a KnightsTemplar / [[TheIlluminati Illuminati]] tone and composition) watches the war's progress while preparing for Ragnarok. Even the Black Knights, for all their righteousness and just cause, cannot escape having villains in their number, ranging from the StateSec Shinobi Corps to an underground faction of Japanese xenophobes that want to purge the world of "gaijin scum". All that said, ''Megiddo'' would have a serious case of DarknessInducedAudienceApathy if not for certain "good" characters and situations breaking the gloom, as well as Lelouch's proclaimed agenda being to destroy the current world and replace it with something better.

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* The setting of ''Fanfic/CodeGeassMegiddo'': To begin with, Japan was totally destroyed by detonating the underground reserves of sakuradite, with what little remnants of it now being a desolate ''[[{{Matrix}} Matrix]]''-esque wasteland. From there, the rest of the world (specifically Britannia and the EU; China has since been annexed by the former) is engaged in the ''Code Geass'' equivalent of WorldWarIII, with all the devastation that entails. Every faction has their share of narrow-minded racists and warmongers that want to wipe out some section of humanity, while in the shadows, V.V.'s order (which, in a huge departure from canon, holds a KnightsTemplar / [[TheIlluminati Illuminati]] tone and composition) watches the war's progress while preparing for Ragnarok. Even the Black Knights, for all their righteousness and just cause, cannot escape having villains in their number, ranging from the StateSec Shinobi Corps Ninth Army to an underground faction of Japanese xenophobes that want to purge the world of "gaijin scum". All that said, ''Megiddo'' would have a serious case of DarknessInducedAudienceApathy if not for certain "good" characters and situations breaking the gloom, as well as Lelouch's proclaimed agenda being to destroy the current world and replace it with something better.
30th Apr '16 10:30:51 PM nombretomado
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[[AC: ''CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers'']]

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[[AC: ''CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers'']]''WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers'']]
5th Nov '15 4:04:34 PM hamza678
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[[AC: ''{{Redwall}}'']]

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[[AC: ''{{Redwall}}'']]''Literature/{{Redwall}}'']]



[[AC: ''YinYangYo'']]
* [[YinYangYo Re: Yin Yang Who?]] has one of this story's review summing it up as this... [[{{Understatement}} partially.]][[note]]->''"Angst, Tragedy. Dreams shattered by a single word of denial. Fear overwhelming a sense of justice. Because of a single twist, lives were changed drastically, loved ones were lost, and a crueler environment rose up. With nothing left but painful memories of the former lives they lost, the warriors continue on living in their new home."''

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[[AC: ''YinYangYo'']]
''WesternAnimation/YinYangYo'']]
* [[YinYangYo [[WesternAnimation/YinYangYo Re: Yin Yang Who?]] has one of this story's review summing it up as this... [[{{Understatement}} partially.]][[note]]->''"Angst, Tragedy. Dreams shattered by a single word of denial. Fear overwhelming a sense of justice. Because of a single twist, lives were changed drastically, loved ones were lost, and a crueler environment rose up. With nothing left but painful memories of the former lives they lost, the warriors continue on living in their new home."''
4th Nov '15 7:26:32 AM EricNeoMatrix
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** Zigzagged with the alternate endings. Ending B [[UpToEleven manages to top even that]] where [[spoiler: TheBadGuyWins and opens up a supercluster-sized NegativeSpaceWedgie, with the resulting Shroud invasion bringing about a dark age across the universe]]. However, Ending D is [[WorldHalfFull notably more hopeful and upbeat]].
** [[WordOfGod The author's background materials]] take this trope right into RefugeInAudacity and BlackComedy. One of the most sacred traditions of the Angels is ''ritual child molestation''. The Jews and their society are [[ANaziByAnyOtherName obsessed with racial purity and genocide,]] and often [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything exterminate worlds with toxic gas]]. The Muslims routinely inflict AndIMustScream on their women and female captives. And so on.

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** Zigzagged with the alternate endings. Ending B [[UpToEleven manages to top even that]] where [[spoiler: TheBadGuyWins and opens up a supercluster-sized NegativeSpaceWedgie, with the resulting Shroud invasion bringing about a universe-wide dark age across the universe]]. age]]. However, Ending D is [[WorldHalfFull notably more hopeful and upbeat]].
upbeat on a small scale]].
** [[WordOfGod The author's background materials]] take this trope right into RefugeInAudacity and satirical BlackComedy. One of the most sacred traditions of the Angels is ''ritual child molestation''. The Jews and their society are [[ANaziByAnyOtherName obsessed with racial purity and genocide,]] and often [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything exterminate worlds with toxic gas]]. The Muslims routinely inflict AndIMustScream on their women and female captives. And so on.
28th Oct '15 10:44:02 PM EricNeoMatrix
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** Zigzagged with the alternate endings. Ending B [[UpToEleven manages to top even that]] where [[spoiler: TheBadGuyWins and opens up a NegativeSpaceWedgie the size of a supercluster, which starts pouring out [[EldritchAbomination Shroud Omegas]]]]. However, Ending D is [[WorldHalfFull notably more hopeful and upbeat]].

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** Zigzagged with the alternate endings. Ending B [[UpToEleven manages to top even that]] where [[spoiler: TheBadGuyWins and opens up a NegativeSpaceWedgie supercluster-sized NegativeSpaceWedgie, with the size of a supercluster, which starts pouring out [[EldritchAbomination resulting Shroud Omegas]]]].invasion bringing about a dark age across the universe]]. However, Ending D is [[WorldHalfFull notably more hopeful and upbeat]].
14th Oct '15 11:12:10 AM EricNeoMatrix
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** [[WordOfGod The author's background materials]] take this trope right into RefugeInAudacity. One of the most sacred traditions of the Angels is ''ritual child molestation''. The Jews and their society are [[ANaziByAnyOtherName obsessed with racial purity and genocide,]] and often [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything exterminate worlds with toxic gas]]. The Muslims routinely inflict AndIMustScream on their women and female captives. And so on.

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** [[WordOfGod The author's background materials]] take this trope right into RefugeInAudacity.RefugeInAudacity and BlackComedy. One of the most sacred traditions of the Angels is ''ritual child molestation''. The Jews and their society are [[ANaziByAnyOtherName obsessed with racial purity and genocide,]] and often [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything exterminate worlds with toxic gas]]. The Muslims routinely inflict AndIMustScream on their women and female captives. And so on.
14th Oct '15 11:05:51 AM EricNeoMatrix
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** [[WordOfGod The author's background materials]] take this trope right into RefugeInAudacity. One of the most sacred traditions of the Angels is ''ritual child molestation''. The Jews and their society are [[ANaziByAnyOtherName obsessed with racial purity and genocide,]] and often [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything exterminate worlds with toxic gas]]. The Muslims routinely inflict AndIMustScream on their women and female captives. And so on.
24th Sep '15 11:41:53 PM WanderingBrowser
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* The Equestria of 1000 years hence in ''Fanfic/HarmonyTheory'': Princesses Celestia and Luna are, to all intents and purposes, ''dead'', having been sealed away inside their respective celestial bodies. A massive magical wasteland now occupies a large portion of what was once the center of Equestria, so dangerous it's nearly certain death to go inside. The loss of the Alicorns brought about a {{Gotterdammerung}} effect, resulting in a catastrophic lowering of ambient magic; several races, explicitly including the Buffalo have gone extinct, Griffons are dying out because the lowered magic has made it almost impossible for them to breed, Dragons can't grow beyond a certain size or else they ''die'' from the Square Cube Law, and Ponies... Well, to start with, Rainbow Dash finds they have become MadeOfPlasticine as a side effect of their general loss in magical power; they're so much generally weaker than her that she almost ''kills somepony by accident'', being so much tougher, stronger and faster that she's classified as a living superweapon, and a powerful pony of the "modern era" would be just barely better than average in Rainbow Dash's original time. Cutie Marks, now renamed Talent Brands, are capable of mentally influencing their hosts in extremely unpleasant ways; for example, a pony unfortunate enough to have Talent Brand for killing (which itself shows what kind of crapsack world this is) has been driven ''insane'' by a ''constant mental barrage of subconscious demands to kill everyone she meets''. There's a MadGod who wants to destroy the world. Equestrian civilization has shattered into two fundamentally opposed warring territories, one to either side of the aforementioned magical wasteland; the Solar Empire and the Luna Republic. There's a StrawNihilist running around after the Elements of Harmony for some insane plot of his own. There's hints that the Elements of Harmony may actually be an ArtifactOfDoom [[VillainWithGoodPublicity with good press]. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking And the technological progress nowhere near matches what Rainbow Dash expected after 1000 years.]] It's not really so unbelievable that Rainbow Dash [[IWantMyJetpack is pretty dismissive of the future]].

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* The Equestria of 1000 years hence in ''Fanfic/HarmonyTheory'': Princesses Celestia and Luna are, to all intents and purposes, ''dead'', having been sealed away inside their respective celestial bodies. A massive magical wasteland now occupies a large portion of what was once the center of Equestria, so dangerous it's nearly certain death to go inside. The loss of the Alicorns brought about a {{Gotterdammerung}} effect, resulting in a catastrophic lowering of ambient magic; several races, explicitly including the Buffalo have gone extinct, Griffons are dying out because the lowered magic has made it almost impossible for them to breed, Dragons can't grow beyond a certain size or else they ''die'' from the Square Cube Law, and Ponies... Well, to start with, Rainbow Dash finds they have become MadeOfPlasticine as a side effect of their general loss in magical power; they're so much generally weaker than her that she almost ''kills somepony by accident'', being so much tougher, stronger and faster that she's classified as a living superweapon, and a powerful pony of the "modern era" would be just barely better than average in Rainbow Dash's original time. Cutie Marks, now renamed Talent Brands, are capable of mentally influencing their hosts in extremely unpleasant ways; for example, a pony unfortunate enough to have Talent Brand for killing (which itself shows what kind of crapsack world this is) has been driven ''insane'' by a ''constant mental barrage of subconscious demands to kill everyone she meets''. There's a MadGod who wants to destroy the world. Equestrian civilization has shattered into two fundamentally opposed warring territories, one to either side of the aforementioned magical wasteland; the Solar Empire and the Luna Republic. There's a StrawNihilist running around after the Elements of Harmony for some insane plot of his own. There's hints that the Elements of Harmony may actually be an ArtifactOfDoom [[VillainWithGoodPublicity with good press].press]]. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking And the technological progress nowhere near matches what Rainbow Dash expected after 1000 years.]] It's not really so unbelievable that Rainbow Dash [[IWantMyJetpack is pretty dismissive of the future]].
24th Sep '15 11:24:40 PM WanderingBrowser
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* The "present" era of the ''Fanfic/TwilightThenTwilightNowUniverse'' is pretty much this, after a long chain of {{Gotterdammerung}}s. The end result is that, after a series of war that left ''over 60% of all Equestrians dead'', the Crystal Empire being destroyed, the deaths of Princesses Celestia and Luna, the temporary-but-damaging reign of [[TheTheocracy a zealous worshipper]] of a new monotheistic religion, Zoraponyism, who [[TheFundamentalist brutally tortured and murdered Alicornists for their different beliefs]], the rise of a brutal Earth Pony Supremacist kingdom in Coltonville that ''mutilates unicorn & pegasi foals at birth'' so they can't do anything but live as Earth Ponies, the destruction of the Tree of Harmony, a literal HatePlague that has resulted in stallions being [[{{Matriarchy}} denied political power and generally made socially inferior in comparison to mares]] as a result of it driving so many of them violently insane, and the efforts of evil-worshipping sorcerers and witches, ponykind has changed to the point that things like "friendship" and "pacifism" are spat on rather than upheld as virtues. It's so awful that a B-plot of one story, ''The Magnificent Six'', has a character, [[spoiler: Applejack, made immortal shortly before everything went to hell]], work to travel back through time and SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong, arguing that a world ''this'' damaged and warped has no right to exist at the cost of the peaceful, loving, happy Equestria of old. Though apparently the world is set on track to a brighter future at the end of the "core" fanfic (the titular ''Twilight Then, Twilight Now''), "Ponyland" is still an awful world until then, and the series has struggled considerably with DarknessInducedAudienceApathy.
* The Equestria of 1000 years hence in ''Fanfic/HarmonyTheory'': Princesses Celestia and Luna are, to all intents and purposes, ''dead'', having been sealed away inside their respective celestial bodies. A massive magical wasteland now occupies a large portion of what was once the center of Equestria, so dangerous it's nearly certain death to go inside. The loss of the Alicorns brought about a {{Gotterdammerung}} effect, resulting in a catastrophic lowering of ambient magic; several races, explicitly including the Buffalo have gone extinct, Griffons are dying out because the lowered magic has made it almost impossible for them to breed, Dragons can't grow beyond a certain size or else they ''die'' from the Square Cube Law, and Ponies... Well, to start with, Rainbow Dash finds they have become MadeOfPlasticine as a side effect of their general loss in magical power; they're so much generally weaker than her that she almost ''kills somepony by accident'', being so much tougher, stronger and faster that she's classified as a living superweapon, and a powerful pony of the "modern era" would be just barely better than average in Rainbow Dash's original time. Cutie Marks, now renamed Talent Brands, are capable of mentally influencing their hosts in extremely unpleasant ways; for example, a pony unfortunate enough to have Talent Brand for killing (which itself shows what kind of crapsack world this is) has been driven ''insane'' by a ''constant mental barrage of subconscious demands to kill everyone she meets''. There's a MadGod who wants to destroy the world. Equestrian civilization has shattered into two fundamentally opposed warring territories, one to either side of the aforementioned magical wasteland; the Solar Empire and the Luna Republic. There's a StrawNihilist running around after the Elements of Harmony for some insane plot of his own. There's hints that the Elements of Harmony may actually be an ArtifactOfDoom [[VillainWithGoodPublicity with good press]. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking And the technological progress nowhere near matches what Rainbow Dash expected after 1000 years.]] It's not really so unbelievable that Rainbow Dash [[IWantMyJetpack is pretty dismissive of the future]].
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