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29th Jun '16 3:17:07 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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* ''Roleplay/RubyQuest''. The Metal Glen facility is ''infested'' with horrible zombie creatures that used to be patients, insanity is rampant, there's a [[VideoGame/SilentHill Pyramid Head]] {{Expy}} on the loose, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and the whole place is one huge puzzle]]. It's evil, crazy, and a whole lot of other horrible things, but there's one thing it's not: ''inescabable''.

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* ''Roleplay/RubyQuest''. The Metal Glen facility is ''infested'' with horrible zombie creatures that used to be patients, insanity is rampant, there's a [[VideoGame/SilentHill Pyramid Head]] {{Expy}} on the loose, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and the whole place is one huge puzzle]]. It's evil, crazy, and a whole lot of other horrible things, but there's one thing it's not: ''inescabable''.''inescapable''.
29th Jun '16 12:57:38 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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* ''Roleplay/RubyQuest''. The Metal Glen facility is ''infested'' with horrible zombie creatures that used to be patients, insanity is rampant, there's a [[VideoGame/SilentHill Pyramid Head]] {{Expy}} on the loose, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and the whole place is one huge puzzle]]. It's evil, crazy, and a whole lot of other horrible things, but there's one thing it's not- ''inescabable''.

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* ''Roleplay/RubyQuest''. The Metal Glen facility is ''infested'' with horrible zombie creatures that used to be patients, insanity is rampant, there's a [[VideoGame/SilentHill Pyramid Head]] {{Expy}} on the loose, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and the whole place is one huge puzzle]]. It's evil, crazy, and a whole lot of other horrible things, but there's one thing it's not- not: ''inescabable''.
29th Jun '16 12:57:17 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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* ''Roleplay/RubyQuest''. The Metal Glen facility is ''infested'' with horrible zombie creatures that used to be patients, insanity is rampant, there's a [[VideoGame/SilentHill Pyramid Head]] {{Expy}} on the loose, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and the whole place is one huge puzzle]]. It's evil, crazy, and a whole lot of other horrible things, but there's one thing it's not- ''inescabable''.
18th Jun '16 4:24:21 PM azul120
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* ''Anime/CodeGeass'': A third of the world is ruled by an [[OmnicidalManiac insane]] StrawNihilist. Another third is ruled by the [[EvilChancellor corrupt advisors]] of a pre-teen child empress. They are locked into a state of perpetual war, while we never see the other third. [[BlackAndGreyMorality The hero is a cynical jerkass who commits morally questionable acts with frightening regularity]], and the nicest and most idealistic character in the series is a self-deluded KnightTemplar who is complicit in genocide. However, the ending does provide some measure of hope that things will get better, [[EarnYourHappyEnding with most of the surviving characters shown to be relatively happy]], [[spoiler:although it's a BittersweetEnding for all of the major protagonists]].

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* ''Anime/CodeGeass'': A third of the world is ruled by an [[OmnicidalManiac insane]] StrawNihilist. Another third is ruled by the [[EvilChancellor corrupt advisors]] of a pre-teen child empress. They are locked into a state of perpetual war, while we never see the other third. [[BlackAndGreyMorality The hero is a incredibly flawed, cynical jerkass teenager who commits pursues justice via morally questionable acts with frightening regularity]], and the nicest and most idealistic character in the series is a self-deluded KnightTemplar who is complicit in genocide. However, the ending does provide some measure of hope that things will get better, [[EarnYourHappyEnding [[HappyEnding with most of the surviving characters shown to be relatively happy]], [[spoiler:although it's a BittersweetEnding for all of the major protagonists]].
29th May '16 3:11:48 PM Goukenimaru
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* In ''Manga/WorldsEndHarem'' billions of men died due the virus and society collapsed because of it, but while they couldn’t salvage everything yet the remaining women could keep some areas functioning to a decent state, they’ve studied the five remaining men and reached the conclusion children born from their genes are immune to what killed the previous men, there’s a light at the end of the tunnel.
10th May '16 12:12:07 PM Theriocephalus
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* Midgar and the Planet by the end of ''FanFic/TheFifthAct''. Yes Shinra still controls the world and is draining the Lifestream. But the terrible tragedy and huge death tolls from Meteor, Geostigma and Deepground never happened, Midgar isn't as bad as [[PeggySue Cloud]] remembers it, Wutai retains a large amount of its autonomy and there's plenty of high ranking employees willing to change Shinra. As Aerith says "The Planet's stronger than you think."

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* Midgar and the Planet by the end of ''FanFic/TheFifthAct''. Yes Yes, Shinra still controls the world and is draining the Lifestream. But the terrible tragedy and huge death tolls from Meteor, Geostigma and Deepground never happened, Midgar isn't as bad as [[PeggySue Cloud]] remembers it, Wutai retains a large amount of its autonomy and there's plenty of high ranking employees willing to change Shinra. As Aerith says "The Planet's stronger than you think."



* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}''. For a series of games set after a nuclear holocaust in the blasted, irradiated, ruins of the U.S., infested with [[NuclearNasty monsters]] and raiders and {{mutants}} and worse, it takes a surprisingly optimistic view of human nature and people's ability to stick together and make things better, especially taking the games' canon endings into account.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}''. For a series of games set after a nuclear holocaust in the blasted, irradiated, irradiated ruins of the U.S., infested with [[NuclearNasty monsters]] and raiders and {{mutants}} and worse, it takes a surprisingly optimistic view of human nature and people's ability to stick together and make things better, especially taking the games' canon endings into account.
10th May '16 12:10:56 PM Theriocephalus
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* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'' series:
** ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 2}}'': 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/{{Fallout 3}}'', 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/{{Fallout 2}}'', where [[spoiler:the last of the intelligent Deathclaws were killed off along with others]]).
*** Arguably, the good ending of ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' 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/{{Fallout}}'' series:
''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}''. For a series of games set after a nuclear holocaust in the blasted, irradiated, ruins of the U.S., infested with [[NuclearNasty monsters]] and raiders and {{mutants}} and worse, it takes a surprisingly optimistic view of human nature and people's ability to stick together and make things better, especially taking the games' canon endings into account.
** ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 2}}'': ''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/{{Fallout 3}}'', ''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/{{Fallout 2}}'', ''VideoGame/Fallout2'', where [[spoiler:the last of the intelligent Deathclaws were killed off along with others]]).
*** Arguably, the good ending of ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' ''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]]'' ]].



** ''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.

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** ''VideoGame/{{Fallout4}}'' ''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.
30th Apr '16 4:38:22 PM NozzDogg
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* ''TabletopGame/RocketAge'' is a surprisingly dark setting given the idealistic tone of the writing. Set in an alternate 1938, the great powers of Earth have conquered great swathes of the solar system while Earth itself is under constant threat of annihilation from the Europans, who have already done horrible, nearly genocidal things to two other species. Despite this, the moment you drop a group of player controlled heroes into the mix, the dark gets pushed back very quickly.
24th Apr '16 7:05:16 AM Derkhan
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* In ''Literature/ThisImmortal'', most of Earth is a nuclear wasteland inhabited by half-human mutants and without a proper government, [[HumansNeedAliens dependent on help from and trade with the Vegan Combine]], with babies being born deformed even in the civilized areas. Yet Radpol and the Returnist movement work toward making it a better place to live again and towards inciting more humans to come back to Earth.
18th Apr '16 11:36:16 PM LBHills
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* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' presents a world half-full PlayedForLaughs. MadScientist overlords rampage through a Europe that now consists mostly of monster-haunted wilderness: walled and well-armed city-states compete to overthrow their neighbors. Within living memory [[WellIntentionedExtremist the Baron's]] ''[[MightMakesRight Pax Transylvania]]'' - a tense forced truce - is the closest thing anybody has known to peace. The Heterodyne Boys were hailed as BigDamnHeroes not because they ended the Long War or anything grand like that, but because they worked relentlessly to [[SmallStepsHero save the day, over and over, for whoever was in peril.]] The protagonist Agatha is eager to follow in her father and uncle's footsteps, but there have been many, many, many complications.
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