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18th Apr '16 2:00:54 AM Wuz
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* You can see a pretty good example of this on the ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'', a pseudo-governmental organization built around containing, securing, and protecting humanity from strange creatures, objects--and people. This is all the more obvious in the roleplaying scenarios, where Agents, Doctors, and Beings are entitled to eliminate ''anything'' from the face of the Earth if it poses a significant and uncontainable threat. [[spoiler:Or if it's a MarySue]]. Oh...and humans don't matter all that much more, personally speaking. It's strongly implied in the various articles that a) humanity was created by mistake and b) [[CosmicHorrorStory the world is going to end soon and there probably isn't a thing the Foundation can do to stop it.]]

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* You can see a pretty good example of this on the ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'', a pseudo-governmental organization built around containing, securing, and protecting humanity from strange creatures, objects--and people. This is The physical laws are not universal. Anomalies appear all over the more obvious in world and the roleplaying scenarios, where Agents, Doctors, universe, constantly threatening humanity's existence. The {{masquerade}} had to be upheld via extreme force and Beings are entitled willingness to eliminate ''anything'' from commit atrocities for the face of the Earth if it poses a significant and uncontainable threat. [[spoiler:Or if it's a MarySue]]. Oh...and humans greater good. Humans don't matter all that much more, personally speaking. It's strongly implied in the various articles that a) humanity was created by mistake and b) [[CosmicHorrorStory the world is going to end soon and there probably isn't a thing the Foundation can do to stop it.]]
25th Jan '16 9:42:42 AM sssstariiii
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* Roleplay/SuperSmashBrothersLifeItself has this in the form of Li which Isn't the best planet to be in, what with parasites and monsters running amok just outside The Life Sphere, there's also a case of the Starvia which can be found almost everywhere in the planet that can infect people just hours of leaving the sphere. There's also the Life Sphere itself, what with crime levels rising almost all the time, people worried that the shield that keeps the Starvia from getting in breaking and the fact that the defence system is being handled by Eggman, Bowser and King K Rool...Who are currently having a war about who officially gets control of said system!
12th Oct '15 1:54:30 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* In ''WebVideo/NatOneProductions''' story-line, ''The Last Stage'', the mundane world is a thin veneer over a sanity-shattering realm of monsters and evil. [[spoiler: And the afterlife may be even worse...]]

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* In ''WebVideo/NatOneProductions''' ''WebVideo/NatOneProductions'' story-line, ''The Last Stage'', the mundane world is a thin veneer over a sanity-shattering realm of monsters and evil. [[spoiler: And the afterlife may be even worse...]]



* ''[[Franchise/StarTrek Star Wreck: In The Pirkinning]]''.

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12th Sep '15 6:41:09 PM Paireon
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* You can see a pretty good example of this on the ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'', a pseudo-governmental organization built around containing, securing, and protecting humanity from strange creatures, objects--and people. This is all the more obvious in the roleplaying scenarios, where Agents, Doctors, and Beings are entitled to eliminate ''anything'' from the face of the Earth if it poses a significant and uncontainable threat. [[spoiler:Or if it's a MarySue]]. Oh...and humans don't matter all that much more, personally speaking. It's strongly implied in the various articles that a) humanity was created by mistake and b) the world is going to end soon and there probably isn't a thing the Foundation can do to stop it.

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* You can see a pretty good example of this on the ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'', a pseudo-governmental organization built around containing, securing, and protecting humanity from strange creatures, objects--and people. This is all the more obvious in the roleplaying scenarios, where Agents, Doctors, and Beings are entitled to eliminate ''anything'' from the face of the Earth if it poses a significant and uncontainable threat. [[spoiler:Or if it's a MarySue]]. Oh...and humans don't matter all that much more, personally speaking. It's strongly implied in the various articles that a) humanity was created by mistake and b) [[CosmicHorrorStory the world is going to end soon and there probably isn't a thing the Foundation can do to stop it.]]



* In ''[[http://everything2.com/title/Crushed+ Underground Crushed Underground]]'' by sam512, what seems to be all of humanity is imprisoned in a giant underground {{arcology}}, doomed to toil until they die. The word "dystopia" is explicitly used. That's bad. It gets worse. [[spoiler:They're trapped in the {{arcology}} because it's actually a giant fallout shelter, holding the only survivors of humanity. With the outside a radioactive hellscape, and the biosphere completely destroyed, it'll be another ''two thousand years'' before they can leave the {{arcology}}. The immortal Governor only kept it from the proles to keep the suicide rate down]].

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* In ''[[http://everything2.com/title/Crushed+ Underground Crushed Underground]]'' by sam512, what seems to be all of humanity is imprisoned in a giant underground {{arcology}}, doomed to toil until they die. The word "dystopia" "{{dystopia}}" is explicitly used. That's bad. [[FromBadToWorse It gets worse.worse]]. [[spoiler:They're trapped in the {{arcology}} because it's actually a giant fallout shelter, holding the only survivors of humanity. With the outside a radioactive hellscape, and the biosphere completely destroyed, it'll be another ''two thousand years'' before they can leave the {{arcology}}. The immortal Governor only kept it from the proles to keep the suicide rate down]].



** South Africa under Apartheid is a fully fledged Neo-Nazi state in all but name and wields an arsenal of WMDs, including dirty bombs, which it hurls at its neighbours with wild abandon, [[spoiler:and is fully protected by President Rumsfeld as a "bastion of freedom" due to the increasing insanity of his anti-communist paranoia]].

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** South Africa under Apartheid is a fully fledged Neo-Nazi state in all but name and wields an arsenal of WMDs, including dirty bombs, which it hurls at its neighbours with wild abandon, [[spoiler:and abandon[[spoiler:, and is fully protected by President Rumsfeld as a "bastion of freedom" due to the increasing insanity of his anti-communist paranoia]].



* On the subject of Website/AlternateHistoryDotCom, most works by prolific member [=RVBOMally=]; he's the creator of such happy fun realities as AdAstraPerAspera and VivereMilitareEst, and the maps from [[http://rvbomally.deviantart.com/ his DeviantArt account]] are disproportionately horrible places, from ''1984''-esque worlds where totalitarian superpowers are constantly at each others' throats, to AfterTheEnd hellscapes, to outright CosmicHorrorStory worlds.



* [[http://akaichounokoe.deviantart.com/gallery/38542206 Some of the stories]] has the futures to be in this, however, since it is not certain on what Madgie did to cause it, so yeah, what DID Madgie do?
* While the main story of Wiki/GhostK is a fairly standard science fiction, the spinoff series K21 Squared has oppressive corporations running nations in the name of profit at the expense of human rights, anti-capitalist rebels as bad or worse than their enemies, [[spoiler:technology capable of rendering someone a slave]], and the eponymous Ghost_K wields next to no power to prevent this happening.
* Franchise/TheFearMythos. When the friggin' [[Franchise/TheSlenderManMythos Slender Man]] is just one of an entire pantheon of {{Eldritch Abomination}}s all out to make everybody's lives hell, you know you're fucked. When said abominations are all based off of human phobias, and are effectively invincible, it's time to kill yourself. [[spoiler:Except that dying just hands your soul over to the Archangel. ''[[UpToEleven Not even death can save you]]'']]. Oh, well. If we're lucky The Quiet will unravel the universe before the other Fears make any large scale moves.

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* [[http://akaichounokoe.deviantart.com/gallery/38542206 Some of the stories]] has the stories by AkaiChounokoe]] have their futures to be in this, however, since it is not certain on what Madgie did to cause it, it; so yeah, what DID Madgie do?
* While the main story of Wiki/GhostK is a fairly standard science fiction, the spinoff series K21 Squared has [[OneNationUnderCopyright oppressive corporations running nations in the name of profit at the expense of human rights, rights]], [[TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized anti-capitalist rebels as bad or worse than their enemies, enemies]], [[spoiler:technology capable of rendering someone a slave]], and the eponymous Ghost_K wields next to no power to prevent this happening.
* Franchise/TheFearMythos. When the friggin' [[Franchise/TheSlenderManMythos Slender Man]] is just one of an entire pantheon of {{Eldritch Abomination}}s all out to make everybody's lives hell, you know you're fucked. When said abominations are all based off of human phobias, and are effectively invincible, it's time to kill yourself. [[spoiler:Except that dying just hands your soul over to the Archangel. ''[[UpToEleven Not even death can save you]]'']]. Oh, well. If we're lucky The Quiet will [[CessationOfExistence unravel the universe universe]] before the other Fears make any large scale moves.



* Several in Wiki/TheWanderersLibrary, but [[http://wanderers-library.wikidot.com/system:page-tags/tag/book-of-ur#pages Ur]] probably takes the cake. Lower-class citizens are treated as nothing more than batteries for powering magic in Alteres, Harrhem is being destroyed by the very earth, and Etten is being slowly covered by an Eldritch Location created by gods afraid of death.

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* Several in Wiki/TheWanderersLibrary, but [[http://wanderers-library.wikidot.com/system:page-tags/tag/book-of-ur#pages Ur]] probably takes the cake. Lower-class citizens are treated as nothing more than batteries for powering magic in Alteres, Harrhem is being destroyed by the very earth, and Etten is being slowly covered by an Eldritch Location EldritchLocation created by gods afraid of death.



* ''Franchise/KagerouProject'': The story is set in a modern Japanese city, and seems like quite a nice place to live, but going on each characters' experiences alone, it becomes this: fathers burning their homes down (with two daughters inside), MadScientist killing two students; no one seems to care, mother abusing her only son, terrorists taking ''whole shopping complexes'' hostage; demanding 1 ''billion'' Yen, teen suicides, iron pipes falling from the sky--killing children, and have we mentioned child abuse yet? And this is all ''without'' mentioning time-loops and Medusae.

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* ''Franchise/KagerouProject'': The story is set in a modern Japanese city, and seems like quite a nice place to live, but going on each characters' experiences alone, it becomes this: fathers burning their homes down (with two daughters inside), MadScientist {{Mad Scientist}}s killing two students; students, no one seems to care, care; mother abusing her only son, terrorists taking ''whole shopping complexes'' hostage; hostage, demanding 1 ''billion'' Yen, teen suicides, iron pipes falling from the sky--killing children, and have we mentioned child abuse yet? And this is all ''without'' mentioning time-loops and Medusae.



* The major political powers of ''Literature/TheJenkinsverse'' are a hidebound corrupt bureaucracy and an alliance of military expansionists, both controlled by impersonal, cruel corporations that treat their employees as expendable and have perpetuated a long and grinding war for profit. Meanwhile The Hunters treat other sapient beings as prey and sport, interstellar civilisations inevitably fall into decline and go extinct, and every sapient life form other than mankind that ever evolved on a deathworld has nuked itself into extinction.

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* The major political powers of ''Literature/TheJenkinsverse'' are a hidebound corrupt bureaucracy and an alliance of military expansionists, both controlled by impersonal, cruel corporations that treat their employees as expendable and have perpetuated [[WarForFunAndProfit a long and grinding war for profit. profit]]. Meanwhile The Hunters treat other sapient beings [[HuntingTheMostDangerousGame as prey and sport, sport]], interstellar civilisations inevitably fall into decline and go extinct, and every sapient life form other than mankind that ever evolved on a deathworld DeathWorld has nuked itself into extinction.



* ''Literature/TheAngloAmericanNaziWar'' is set in an AlternateHistory where Hitler, in a moment of actual sanity, comes to the conclusion that North Africa is just not a feasible conquest and decides to move 250,000 troops away from fighting the British in the desert to fighting the Russians at Stalingrad, where they manage to ''win''. End result: the Soviet Union is defeated by 1943 and while the Anglo-American allies are able to win the war and bring down the Nazi regime eventually, the Germans have managed to stalemate World War II for just enough time to enact their horrific plans for Europe. To wit: Continental Europe's vast cultural history is intentionally decimated by the Nazis with numerous icons and monuments blown to bits, including [[spoiler: all of Paris, which gets completely ruined by the retreating Germans to the point where the French have to move the capital to Lyon]], the number of surviving European Jews is reduced to ''low four digit figures'', Poland is... [[TearJerker gone]], and [[spoiler:Berlin and Nuremburg have been annihilated by a massive retaliatory anthrax attack by the British which have probably left the cities uninhabitable for ''centuries'']]. Oh, and as for the victorious post-war Western Allies, they have become a political alliance of [[HeWhoFightsMonsters cynical nanny-state dictators]] who have adopted DisproportionateRetribution as the go-to policy for any major war or non-sanctioned space launch anywhere. However, some parts of the world are actually better off than our own - an unpartitioned India is a booming, first-rate power, and Brazil and Argentina are quite well off as well, Africa is much less prone to famines and civil wars due to fear of A4 intervention, and China avoided the Cultural Revolution... even though it's a political mess and a population time bomb just waiting to go off.

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* ''Literature/TheAngloAmericanNaziWar'' is set in an AlternateHistory where Hitler, in a moment of actual sanity, comes to the conclusion that North Africa is just not a feasible conquest and decides to move 250,000 troops away from fighting the British in the desert to fighting the Russians at Stalingrad, where they manage to ''win''. End result: the Soviet Union is defeated by 1943 and while the Anglo-American allies are able to win the war and bring down the Nazi regime eventually, the Germans have managed to stalemate World War II for just enough time to enact their horrific plans for Europe. To wit: Continental Europe's vast cultural history is intentionally decimated by the Nazis with numerous icons and monuments blown to bits, including [[spoiler: all of Paris, which gets completely ruined by the retreating Germans to the point where the French have to move the capital to Lyon]], the number of surviving European Jews is reduced to ''low four digit figures'', Poland is... [[TearJerker gone]], and [[spoiler:Berlin and Nuremburg Nuremberg have been annihilated by a massive retaliatory anthrax attack by the British which have probably left the cities uninhabitable for ''centuries'']]. Oh, and as for the victorious post-war Western Allies, they have become a political alliance of [[HeWhoFightsMonsters cynical nanny-state dictators]] who have adopted DisproportionateRetribution as the go-to policy for any major war or non-sanctioned space launch anywhere. However, some parts of the world are actually better off than our own - an unpartitioned India is a booming, first-rate power, and Brazil and Argentina are quite well off as well, Africa is much less prone to famines and civil wars due to fear of A4 intervention, and China avoided the Cultural Revolution... even though it's a political mess and a population time bomb just waiting to go off.
1st Sep '15 8:00:30 AM HarveyWallbanger
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* Myridia from ''Literature/BeyondTheImpossible''. Born with the power to duplicate yourself? Neat! But your career choices are mostly limited to cannon fodder and sex slave, your government is ruled by religious fanatics that can kill you with their mind, and technological development is forbidden beyond a certain point.
27th Aug '15 7:34:55 PM gavinthebold
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* In ''WebVideo/NatOneProductions''' story-line, ''The Last Stage'', the mundane world is a thin veneer over a sanity-shattering realm of monsters and evil. [[spoiler: And the afterlife may be even worse...]]
21st Aug '15 3:42:43 AM Ridler
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* None of the worlds visited in ''Literature/TheLastGeneration'' are particularly happy places, but world CYBORG definitely takes the cake. After a brutal war between humans and mutants (another species similar to humans, but exhibiting unique abilities such as enhanced strength, agility and healing) led on a worldwide scale left both sides exhausted, a mad scientist used the opportunity to establish a world dictatorship using an army of cyborgs (human whose brains and, sometimes, internal organs are put in an indestructible metal exoskeleton, with the resulting cyborg being conditioned to serve without question), slowly taking over the entire world and converting almost everyone into cyborgs. In a vain attempt to stop him, the surviving humans unleash a nuclear Armageddon, which turns most of the soil infertile, but does absolutely nothing to stop or even hurt the cyborgs. A few chunks of the surviving humans, as well as what little animals remain, have been horribly mangled by the mutation, and the mutants (who are immune to it) have descended into packs of marauders who are not above killing their own kind and scavenging what little supplies they can find. It truly says something when, upon learning of the world's impending destruction alongside the rest of the Multiverse, one of the last remaining mutant survivors says that's the best news he's heard ever since the cyborgs showed up.
18th Aug '15 3:47:05 PM Lolitroy
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* ''Literature/HowToSurviveAZombieApocalypse'': Played with. The usually cryptic ZombieApocalypse scenario has a much lighter note, sometimes PlayedForLaughs.
-->'''Duff:''' Zombies are excellent stylists, if you ask me. They dance the Moonwalk like professionals, make the best cotton candy and even rap faster than Eminem.
13th Aug '15 9:10:21 PM MsAnarchy
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* Given ''Podcast/KakosIndustries'' revolves around a powerful EvilInc that controls America and likely a few other counties, it's apparent that a great deal of humanity is dedicated to murder, torture, and humiliation as means of entertainment, business practices, and daily life itself. And none of this is by force as almost everyone is content with exploiting how Evil they are to begin with.
12th Jul '15 5:31:41 AM ragnarok235
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* ''Literature/TheAngloAmericanNaziWar'' is set in an AlternateHistory where Hitler, in a moment of actual sanity, comes to the conclusion that North Africa is just not a feasible conquest and decides to move 250,000 troops away from fighting the British in the desert to fighting the Russians at Stalingrad, where they manage to ''win''. End result: the Soviet Union is defeated by 1943 and while the Anglo-American allies are able to win the war and bring down the Nazi regime eventually, the Germans have managed to stalemate World War II for just enough time to enact their horrific plans for Europe. To wit: Continental Europe's vast cultural history is intentionally decimated by the Nazis with numerous icons and monuments blown to bits, including [[spoiler: all of Paris, which gets completely ruined by the retreating Germans to the point where the French have to move the capital to Lyon]], the number of surviving European Jews is reduced to ''low four digit figures'', Poland is... [[TearJerker gone]], and [[spoiler:Berlin and Nuremburg have been annihilated by a massive retaliatory anthrax attack by the British which have probably left the cities uninhabitable for ''centuries'']]. Oh, and as for the victorious post-war Western Allies, they have become a political alliance of [[HeWhoFightsMonsters cynical nanny-state dictators]] who have adopted DisproportionateRetribution as the go-to policy for any major war or non-sanctioned space launch anywhere. However, some parts of the world are actually better off than our own - an unpartitioned India is a booming, first-rate power, and Brazil and Argentina are quite well off as well, Africa is much less prone to famines and civil wars due to fear of A4 intervention, and China avoided the Cultural Revolution... even though it's a political mess and a population time bomb just waiting to go off.
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