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21st Jun '17 6:39:20 PM Kadorhal
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** ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Gundam 00]]'' and ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeed Gundam SEED]]'' are also like this.
*** And this is the reason [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Marina Ismail and Celestial Being]] - as well as [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeed Lacus Clyne and the Three-Ship Alliance]] are here, To make sure their worlds don't become true crapsack ones.

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** ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Gundam 00]]'' and ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeed Gundam SEED]]'' are also like this.
*** And this
this. This is the reason [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 that, respectively, Marina Ismail and & Celestial Being]] - as well as [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeed Being and Lacus Clyne and & the Three-Ship Alliance]] Alliance are here, To to make sure their worlds don't become true crapsack ones.



** ''[[Anime/MobileFighterGGundam G Gundam]]'', once Domon finds out just how the Gundam Fights have destroyed Earth and [[spoiler: The Devil Gundam's true programing and Master Asia's intentions. He finds out that everyone he thought was a villain was really trying to restore Earth and protect it from the real bad guys.]]

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** ''[[Anime/MobileFighterGGundam G Gundam]]'', once Domon finds out just how the Gundam Fights have destroyed Earth and [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:the Devil Gundam's true programing and Master Asia's intentions. He finds out that everyone he thought was a villain was really trying to restore Earth and protect it from the real ''real'' bad guys.]]
21st Jun '17 5:10:07 PM Kadorhal
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** ''VideoGame/Fallout2'': Each town has their own ending upon the hero defeating the Enclave. The best route of options to save the Wasteland will involve Modoc being able to feed the people surrounding them with the Slags, The Den becoming a tough-but-honest bar, turning New Reno to a center of education, Redding becoming a mining town with its own say in their affairs, and NCR and Vault 15 beginning their path to rebuild civilization. This is of course the most morally correct answer, and naturally screwing up is always possible in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'' no matter what situation you are in.
** ''VideoGame/Fallout3'', however, is a pure CrapsackWorld. You are raised in a Vault that has a despotic authority over its people, a hotel tower housing a snooty man who views the survivors of the Wasteland as entertainment, Ghouls who will use you left and right for their own aims, towns that condone slavery, and our favorite untrusted government remnant come back to purge the Wasteland. Yet in spite of that, you have a father who has an ambitious dream to bring water to the Wasteland ([[spoiler: it's a pity he gets killed for his dream]]), a radio station that preaches the hopes of the good fight and the freedom fighters who risk their safety to allow an outsider to free slaves, and for the first time in 200 years, a piece of sanctuary (Oasis) that won't get purged by the Enclave and hopefully not by you (compare that to Vault 13 in ''VideoGame/Fallout2'', where [[spoiler:the last of the intelligent Deathclaws were killed off along with others]]).
*** Arguably, the good ending of ''VideoGame/Fallout3'' fits pretty well with A World Half Full. [[spoiler: Despite the player character's father getting killed, the Capital Wasteland finally has clean water dispersed to the masses, making life easier for everyone involved.]] The bad ending averts this and the world becomes even more crapsack as a result. [[spoiler: If you choose to poison the same water supply by the request of President Eden, you doom everybody, including ''[[TooDumbToLive yourself]]'' ]].

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** ''VideoGame/Fallout2'': Each town has their own ending upon the hero defeating the Enclave. The best route of options to save the Wasteland will involve Modoc being able to feed the people surrounding them with the Slags, The Den becoming a tough-but-honest bar, turning New Reno to a center of education, Redding becoming a mining town with its own say in their affairs, and NCR and Vault 15 beginning their path to rebuild civilization. This is of course the most morally correct answer, and naturally screwing up is always possible in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'' ''Fallout'' no matter what situation you are in.
** ''VideoGame/Fallout3'', however, is a pure CrapsackWorld. You are raised in a Vault that has a despotic authority over its people, a hotel tower housing a snooty man who views the survivors of the Wasteland as entertainment, Ghouls who will use you left and right for their own aims, towns that condone slavery, and our favorite untrusted government remnant come back to purge the Wasteland. Wasteland of all mutation - which, at this point, is ''all'' life that isn't still locked up in a Vault. Yet in spite of that, you have a father who has an ambitious dream to bring water to the Wasteland ([[spoiler: it's a pity he gets killed for his dream]]), a radio station that preaches the hopes of the good fight and the freedom fighters who risk their safety to allow an outsider to free slaves, and for the first time in 200 years, a piece of sanctuary (Oasis) that won't get purged by the Enclave and hopefully not by you (compare that to Vault 13 in ''VideoGame/Fallout2'', ''Fallout 2'', where [[spoiler:the last of the intelligent Deathclaws were killed off along with others]]).
*** Arguably, the good ending of ''VideoGame/Fallout3'' ''Fallout 3'' fits pretty well with A World Half Full. [[spoiler: Despite [[spoiler:Despite the player character's father and, without ''Broken Steel'', the player character themselves getting killed, the Capital Wasteland finally has clean water dispersed to the masses, making life easier for everyone involved.]] The bad ending averts this and the world becomes even more crapsack as a result. [[spoiler: If you choose to poison the same water supply by the request of President Eden, you doom everybody, including ''[[TooDumbToLive yourself]]'' ]].yourself]]'']].



** ''VideoGame/Fallout4'' continues the trend from New Vegas. Compared to D.C. in ''Fallout 3'', the Commonwealth of Boston is much more hospitable. Pretty successful settlements have appeared, and while it is unified, more barren than Mojave Wasteland, rampaging marauders and mutants, also less-organized (at first), it's not a war-zone like it was in D.C. In fact, one particular faction's main goal is to do exactly what the above description of this Trope describes: To slowly, but steadily rebuild settlements all over the Commonwealth and help them survive... And you can help them achieve this. While it'll suck time and resources like no other questchain in the game, the end result will be a [[EarnYourHappyEnding a wasteland slowly reaching the levels of civilization only previously seen in the NCR and New Vegas.]]

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** ''VideoGame/Fallout4'' continues the trend from New Vegas. Compared to D.C. in ''Fallout 3'', the Commonwealth of Boston is much more hospitable. Pretty successful settlements have appeared, and while it is unified, more barren than the Mojave Wasteland, filled iwth rampaging marauders and mutants, also and less-organized (at first), it's not a war-zone like it was in D.C. In fact, one particular faction's main goal is to do exactly what the above description of this Trope describes: To slowly, but steadily rebuild settlements all over the Commonwealth and help them survive... And you can help them achieve this. While it'll suck time and resources like no other questchain in the game, the end result will be a [[EarnYourHappyEnding a wasteland slowly reaching the levels of civilization only previously seen in the NCR and New Vegas.]]



* In ''EpicMickey'', after Mickey Mouse accidentally creates him, the Phantom Blot turns the Cartoon Wasteland into a twisted, [[Ride/DisneyThemeParks Disney Theme Park]] themed CrapsackWorld. Part of the game's main plot is that Mickey must stop the Blot and restore the world to its former self.

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* In ''EpicMickey'', ''VideoGame/EpicMickey'', after Mickey Mouse accidentally creates him, the Phantom Blot turns the Cartoon Wasteland into a twisted, [[Ride/DisneyThemeParks Disney Theme Park]] themed CrapsackWorld. Part of the game's main plot is that Mickey must stop the Blot and restore the world to its former self.



* Arguably, the Light Side path of ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublicII'' is this. Either that, or the Exile is merely an UnwittingPawn.\\
It can be both for a Light Side Exile. Despite how, in the main plot, [[spoiler: Kreia]] is pretty much manipulating everyone all the time, the Exile's actions throughout the Galaxy can drastically improve life for both invididuals and for entire planets (though, this being an Obsidian Game, a lot of the 'good' decisions can end up having sizable downsides as well).

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* Arguably, the Light Side path of ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublicII'' ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublicIITheSithLords'' is this. Either that, or the Exile is merely an UnwittingPawn.\\
It can be both for a Light Side Exile. Despite how, in the main plot, [[spoiler: Kreia]] is pretty much manipulating everyone all the time, the Exile's actions throughout the Galaxy can drastically improve life for both invididuals and for entire planets (though, this being an Obsidian Game, game, a lot of the 'good' decisions can end up having sizable downsides as well).



* Sera in ''GearsOfWar'' becomes this after [[spoiler:Adam Fenix's HeroicSacrifice. The Locust and Lambent are wiped out and the Imulsion is destroyed, but Humanity finally has its future.]]

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* Sera in ''GearsOfWar'' ''VideoGame/GearsOfWar'' becomes this after [[spoiler:Adam Fenix's HeroicSacrifice. The Locust and Lambent are wiped out and the Imulsion is destroyed, but Humanity finally has its future.]]
14th Jun '17 6:27:39 PM Meyers07TheTroper
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** ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' depicts a world in the Southwest which is steadily recovering and may not be that bad to live in. In the Mojave Wasteland, you'll find functional civilizations every several miles, working electricity and plumbing, food and fresh water that won't give you a dose of rads with every bite, and even green trees and plants appear. Also the Mojave Wasteland is set in between [[TheRepublic NCR]] and [[TheEmpireCaesar's]] [[TheEvilArmy Legion]], both of which implied to be bigger and more well-populated than the Mojave.

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** ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' depicts a world in the Southwest which is steadily recovering and may not be that bad to live in. In the Mojave Wasteland, you'll find functional civilizations every several miles, working electricity and plumbing, food and fresh water that won't give you a dose of rads with every bite, and even green trees and plants appear. Also the Mojave Wasteland is set in between [[TheRepublic NCR]] and [[TheEmpireCaesar's]] [[TheEmpire Caesar's]] [[TheEvilArmy Legion]], both of which implied to be bigger and more well-populated than the Mojave.
14th Jun '17 6:27:08 PM Meyers07TheTroper
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** ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' depicts a world in the Southwest which is steadily recovering and may not be that bad to live in. In the Mojave Wasteland, you'll find functional civilizations every several miles, working electricity and plumbing, food and fresh water that won't give you a dose of rads with every bite, and even green trees and plants appear. Also the Mojave Wasteland is set in between NCR and Caesar's Legion, both of which implied to be bigger and more well-populated than the Mojave.

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** ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' depicts a world in the Southwest which is steadily recovering and may not be that bad to live in. In the Mojave Wasteland, you'll find functional civilizations every several miles, working electricity and plumbing, food and fresh water that won't give you a dose of rads with every bite, and even green trees and plants appear. Also the Mojave Wasteland is set in between NCR [[TheRepublic NCR]] and Caesar's Legion, [[TheEmpireCaesar's]] [[TheEvilArmy Legion]], both of which implied to be bigger and more well-populated than the Mojave.
14th Jun '17 6:25:08 PM Meyers07TheTroper
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** ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' depicts a world in the Southwest which is steadily recovering and may not be that bad to live in. You'll find working electricity and plumbing, food and fresh water that won't give you a dose of rads with every bite, and even green trees and plants appear.

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** ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' depicts a world in the Southwest which is steadily recovering and may not be that bad to live in. You'll In the Mojave Wasteland, you'll find functional civilizations every several miles, working electricity and plumbing, food and fresh water that won't give you a dose of rads with every bite, and even green trees and plants appear. Also the Mojave Wasteland is set in between NCR and Caesar's Legion, both of which implied to be bigger and more well-populated than the Mojave.



** ''VideoGame/Fallout4'' continues this trend. Compared to D.C. in ''Fallout 3'', the Commonwealth of Boston is much more hospitable. Pretty successful settlements have appeared, and while there is the constant worry of a Raider or Super Mutant attack, it's not a war-zone like it was in D.C. In fact, besides playing the main story, one particular faction's main goal is to do exactly what the above description of this Trope describes: To slowly, but steadily rebuild settlements all over the Commonwealth and help them survive... And you can help them achieve this. While it'll suck time and ressources like no other questchain in the game, the end result will be a [[EarnYourHappyEnding a wasteland slowly reaching the levels of civilization only previously seen in the NCR and New Vegas.]]

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** ''VideoGame/Fallout4'' continues this trend.the trend from New Vegas. Compared to D.C. in ''Fallout 3'', the Commonwealth of Boston is much more hospitable. Pretty successful settlements have appeared, and while there it is the constant worry of a Raider or Super Mutant attack, unified, more barren than Mojave Wasteland, rampaging marauders and mutants, also less-organized (at first), it's not a war-zone like it was in D.C. In fact, besides playing the main story, one particular faction's main goal is to do exactly what the above description of this Trope describes: To slowly, but steadily rebuild settlements all over the Commonwealth and help them survive... And you can help them achieve this. While it'll suck time and ressources resources like no other questchain in the game, the end result will be a [[EarnYourHappyEnding a wasteland slowly reaching the levels of civilization only previously seen in the NCR and New Vegas.]]
8th Jun '17 2:24:20 PM VisibleBear
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* ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' takes place hundreds of years in the [[BadFuture future]], where an all-powerful [[MadeOfEvil embodiment of evil]] runs his VillainWorld without anyone being able to oppose him. His [[NighInvulnerable only weakness]] is a single [[LegendaryWeapon magical sword]] that can be lost, stolen, or otherwise rendered useless. However, this sword is wielded by an ExperiencedProtagonist who can take down literal armies by himself, defeat five highly trained assassins in the time it takes for ''[[ImplausibleFencingPowers a drop of water to fall]]'', jump so high, other characters mistake it for [[InASingleBound flying]], all while being an EmbodimentOfVirtue. Yeah, [[SeriesGoal Aku doesn't stand a chance.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' takes place hundreds of years in the [[BadFuture future]], where an all-powerful [[MadeOfEvil embodiment of evil]] runs his VillainWorld without anyone being able to oppose him. His [[NighInvulnerable only weakness]] is a single [[LegendaryWeapon magical sword]] that can be lost, stolen, or otherwise rendered useless. However, this sword is wielded by an ExperiencedProtagonist who can take down literal armies by himself, defeat five highly trained assassins in the time it takes for ''[[ImplausibleFencingPowers a drop of water to fall]]'', jump so high, high that other characters mistake it for [[InASingleBound flying]], all while being an EmbodimentOfVirtue. Yeah, [[SeriesGoal Aku doesn't stand a chance.]]
8th Jun '17 2:22:35 PM VisibleBear
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* ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' takes place hundreds of years in the [[BadFuture future]], where an all-powerful [[MadeOfEvil embodiment of evil]] runs his VillainWorld without anyone being able to oppose him. His [[NighInvulnerable only weakness]] is a single [[LegendaryWeapon magical sword]] that can be lost, stolen, or otherwise rendered useless. However, this sword is wielded by an ExperiencedProtagonist who can take down literal armies by himself, defeat five highly trained assassins in the time it takes for ''[[ImplausibleFencingPowers a drop of water to fall]]'', jump so high, other characters mistake it for [[InASingleBound flying]], all while being an EmbodimentOfVirtue. Yeah, [[SeriesGoal Aku doesn't stand a chance.]]
** The [[BuffySpeak half-fullness]] of the world is aptly spelled out in the episode where Aku infects Jack with a piece of himself and even Jack begins to give up hope:
--->'''Jack:''' [[HeroicBSOD Cannot fight it.]] Not alone. Cannot do it alone.
--->'''Jack's father:''' [[YouAreNotAlone You are not alone, my son.]] We are always with you. Here, in your heart - the place we will make our stand against this evil.
--->'''Jack:''' [[ItsAllMyFault But I was not there for you.]]
--->'''Jack's father:''' Nonsense. Aku's victories are not your failures. [[EarnYourHappyEnding The struggle against Aku is arduous]], and [[SoProudOfYou none have fought more bravely than you]], my son. You have won many victories, [[HopeBringer rekindling hope in the hearts of those you have protected]]. Each sends their blessing. Each blessing, a stone to fortify this land. Your castle is strong, my son. [[ThePowerOfFriendship Your allies are many.]] [[RousingSpeech Wield what lies within and reclaim what is yours. Break the siege of darkness!]]
13th May '17 10:47:07 PM FlakyPorcupine
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Just as before, the forces of darkness run through relatively unmolested and it is ill-advised for characters to confront them head on. Most of the time, the protagonist will skirt around the major sources of power and just go for the source of ills itself and [[AvertedTrope it will rarely result in]] [[DecapitatedArmy the total destruction of the enemy,]] especially if the problem is InherentInTheSystem and the BigBad is, for all his current importance, ultimately replaceable.

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Just as before, the forces of darkness run through relatively unmolested and it is ill-advised for characters to confront them head on. Most of the time, the protagonist will skirt around the major sources of power and just go for the source of ills itself and [[AvertedTrope it will rarely result in]] [[DecapitatedArmy the total destruction of the enemy,]] enemy]], especially if the problem is InherentInTheSystem and the BigBad is, for all his current importance, ultimately replaceable.


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* Music/{{Cormorant}} seem to examplfiy this trope in lyrical form; shifting from HorribleHistoryMetal and ones that have {{Downer Ending}}s to songs that are about being peaceful with death and that the world at large would flourish, in one way or another, with or without humanity. Perhaps why the band goes with a more triumphant and at worst melancholy sound as opposed to a darker, bleaker one that their genres are known for.
13th May '17 5:36:24 PM nombretomado
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* The Franchise/StarCraft universe, after being a CrapsackWorld in the original opus, is slowly heading toward this in ''VideoGame/{{StarCraft II}}''. By the end of ''Brood War'', Terrans were now mostly under the Dictatorship of [[TheEmperor Arcturus Mengsk]], the Protoss were on the verge of extinction with most of their heroes killed off and separated, the only decent Terran hero at this point, Jim Raynor, has been reduced to a powerless rebel leader, and the [[HordeOfAlienLocusts Zerg]] are stronger than ever, led by [[FallenHero Sarah Kerrigan]], who has at that point been BrainwashedAndCrazy into becoming the vilest character in the whole franchise. And Duran is plotting to create Zerg/Protoss Hybrids (as well as, as later revealed, [[spoiler:revive an EvilGod and wipe out the Universe]]), which he succeeded by manipulating ''everybody''. However, in ''VideoGame/{{StarCraft II}}'', Raynor is able to bring Kerrigan back to her original personality, and [[TheAtoner she goes to redeem herself]] [[DarkMessiah as well as the whole Zerg species]], [[spoiler:Mensgk is killed and his son and heir Valerian shows promise as a more benevolent ruler]], and [[spoiler:Duran / Narud is killed]]. By the end of ''Legacy of the Void'', [[spoiler:things have genuinely turned out better, with the above mentioned Evil God dead, Kerrigan having become a benevolent [[PhysicalGod Xel'Naga]], the [[TheEmpire Terran Dominion]] being ruled by Arcturus' son (who actually is a good person) and the Protoss having rebuilt their civilization.]]

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* The Franchise/StarCraft ''VideoGame/StarCraft'' universe, after being a CrapsackWorld in the original opus, is slowly heading toward this in ''VideoGame/{{StarCraft II}}''.''VideoGame/StarCraftII''. By the end of ''Brood War'', Terrans were now mostly under the Dictatorship of [[TheEmperor Arcturus Mengsk]], the Protoss were on the verge of extinction with most of their heroes killed off and separated, the only decent Terran hero at this point, Jim Raynor, has been reduced to a powerless rebel leader, and the [[HordeOfAlienLocusts Zerg]] are stronger than ever, led by [[FallenHero Sarah Kerrigan]], who has at that point been BrainwashedAndCrazy into becoming the vilest character in the whole franchise. And Duran is plotting to create Zerg/Protoss Hybrids (as well as, as later revealed, [[spoiler:revive an EvilGod and wipe out the Universe]]), which he succeeded by manipulating ''everybody''. However, in ''VideoGame/{{StarCraft II}}'', ''[=StarCraft=] II'', Raynor is able to bring Kerrigan back to her original personality, and [[TheAtoner she goes to redeem herself]] [[DarkMessiah as well as the whole Zerg species]], [[spoiler:Mensgk is killed and his son and heir Valerian shows promise as a more benevolent ruler]], and [[spoiler:Duran / Narud is killed]]. By the end of ''Legacy of the Void'', [[spoiler:things have genuinely turned out better, with the above mentioned Evil God dead, Kerrigan having become a benevolent [[PhysicalGod Xel'Naga]], the [[TheEmpire Terran Dominion]] being ruled by Arcturus' son (who actually is a good person) and the Protoss having rebuilt their civilization.]]
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