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3rd Feb '18 6:28:03 AM morenohijazo
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* Similarly, ''VideoGame/{{Terraria}}'' takes much the same philosophy and gives it the backdrop of a cutesy cartoon style. Want to build that nice, big 8-story house filled with expensive furniture and decorations and gold bricks? Well then be prepared to face those [[NightOfTheLivingMooks zombies and skeletons]] and DemonicSpiders that made ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'' a living hell, only this time with {{Eldritch Abomination}}s thrown into the mix.

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* Similarly, ''VideoGame/{{Terraria}}'' takes much the same philosophy and gives it the backdrop of a cutesy cartoon style. Want to build that nice, big 8-story house filled with expensive furniture and decorations and gold bricks? Well then be prepared to face those [[NightOfTheLivingMooks zombies and skeletons]] and DemonicSpiders that made ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'' Minecraft a living hell, only this time with {{Eldritch Abomination}}s thrown into the mix.
10th Jan '18 3:05:01 PM WoodyAlien3rd
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* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfHeroesTrailsInTheSky'' has a bright, anime-style aesthetic with chibi sprites that look like your favorite UsefulNotesPlayStation JRPG. The protagonist is a GenkiGirl with her [[TheComicallySerious grumpy adopted brother]] helping people and making friends. Its themes match said art style at first...sure the first game has a backstory of war and the heroine once recounts how [[spoiler:her mother died protecting her under a pile of rubble as they were bombarded with shells]], but it's only briefly described, much less shown. Then [[WhamEpisode the ending completely changes everything you were led to believe]] with the threat of darker things to follow. Come its two sequels, it delves into ''very'' dark territory for an RPG, such as betrayal, manipulating friends for the greater good, government conspiracy, brainwashing children through repressed trauma, the merciless slaughter of a community as a political scapegoat, survivor guilt, psychological dependence on addiction and the collapse of a civilization, and the hardships of two child soldiers. The worst offender is the reveal that one of the aforementioned children was driven to murderous insanity when [[spoiler:her parents sold her into prostitution at the age of 5 to cover their debts.]]

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* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfHeroesTrailsInTheSky'' has a bright, anime-style aesthetic with chibi sprites that look like your favorite UsefulNotesPlayStation UsefulNotes/PlayStation JRPG. The protagonist is a GenkiGirl with her [[TheComicallySerious grumpy adopted brother]] helping people and making friends. Its themes match said art style at first...sure the first game has a backstory of war and the heroine once recounts how [[spoiler:her mother died protecting her under a pile of rubble as they were bombarded with shells]], but it's only briefly described, much less shown. Then [[WhamEpisode the ending completely changes everything you were led to believe]] with the threat of darker things to follow. Come its two sequels, it delves into ''very'' dark territory for an RPG, such as betrayal, manipulating friends for the greater good, government conspiracy, brainwashing children through repressed trauma, the merciless slaughter of a community as a political scapegoat, survivor guilt, psychological dependence on addiction and the collapse of a civilization, and the hardships of two child soldiers. The worst offender is the reveal that one of the aforementioned children was driven to murderous insanity when [[spoiler:her parents sold her into prostitution at the age of 5 to cover their debts.]]



* Video games by Spanish developer [[http://www.mangoprotocol.com/ Mango Protocol]] have a cutesy cartoonish art style, vaguely reminiscent of ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' (lampshaded when the protagonist of one of them has a BMO plush on her bed) but their attitude and humor is quite cynical and sarcastic. There are some wildly inappropriate elements as well, such as the girl who made up the "Carnivorism" religion, represented by a crucified pig with its intestines hanging out.



* Video games by Spanish developer [[http://www.mangoprotocol.com/ Mango Protocol]] have a cutesy cartoonish art style, vaguely reminiscent of ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' (lampshaded when the protagonist of one of them has a BMO plush on her bed) but their attitude and humor is quite cynical and sarcastic. There are some wildly inappropriate elements as well, such as the girl who made up the "Carnivorism" religion, represented by a crucified pig with its intestines hanging out.
10th Jan '18 2:57:33 PM WoodyAlien3rd
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* Video games by Spanish developer [[http://www.mangoprotocol.com/ Mango Protocol]] have a cutesy cartoonish art style, vaguely reminiscent of ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' (lampshaded when the protagonist of one of them has a BMO plush on her bed) but their attitude and humor is quite cynical and sarcastic. There are some wildly inappropriate elements as well, such as the girl who made up the "Carnivorism" religion, represented by a crucified pig with its intestines hanging out.
2nd Jan '18 12:37:38 PM Bugfragged
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* ''VideoGame/ForeverHome'' uses Kaduki and RTP style sprites that are in many other RPG Maker games, which look fairly saccharine, but it still doesn't shy away from showing dead bodies, mangled corpses, pools of blood, and suicide.
19th Dec '17 6:50:54 PM WillKeaton
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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXvsl8xgRxc&feature=share Adam Buxton's Counting Song]].

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXvsl8xgRxc&feature=share Adam Buxton's Counting Song]].Song.]]
15th Dec '17 9:56:52 PM 64SuperNintendo
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* While cartoons aimed at more adult audiences are not really all that unusual today, when ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' first aired in 1989 it raised many eyebrows. This is because audiences were so used to the AnimationAgeGhetto that it seemed bizarre and ironic that Springfield is a bright and vibrant town with an AmazingTechnicolorPopulation consisting mostly of yellow people, with [[HumansAreIdiots idiotic]], [[ApatheticCitizens apathetic citizens]], [[PoliceAreUseless an incompetent police department]], [[SuckySchool a deplorable, low-rate school]], a shady and lecherous mayor, and an evil, possibly satanic CorruptCorporateExecutive.

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* While cartoons aimed at more adult audiences are not really all that unusual today, when ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' first aired in 1989 it raised many eyebrows. This is because audiences were so used to the AnimationAgeGhetto that it seemed bizarre and ironic that Springfield is a bright and vibrant town with an AmazingTechnicolorPopulation consisting mostly of yellow people, with [[HumansAreIdiots [[HumansAreMorons idiotic]], [[ApatheticCitizens apathetic citizens]], [[PoliceAreUseless an incompetent police department]], [[SuckySchool a deplorable, low-rate school]], a shady and lecherous mayor, and an evil, possibly satanic CorruptCorporateExecutive.
15th Dec '17 9:15:28 PM 64SuperNintendo
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* ''Batman: Black & White'', being all about the artistic experiments, had a few of these. One issue had a very dark, horrifying Two-Face story written and illustrated by Creator/BruceTimm in the cartoony style he developed for ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries''.

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* ''Batman: Black & and White'', being all about the artistic experiments, had a few of these. One issue had a very dark, horrifying Two-Face story written and illustrated by Creator/BruceTimm in the cartoony style he developed for ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries''.
9th Dec '17 1:03:18 PM StFan
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** ''FanFic/KomeijiKoishiNoDokidokiDaibouken'' at first glance looks like a happy series with a cute character design of Koishi going on daily adventures. [[BloodierAndGorier Except that it isn't]]. And it gets [[AnyoneCanDie far, FAR worse]].
** ''FanFic/AtChirei'' has the same cutesy PuniPlush style the author uses in their light-hearted {{Shipping}} and SliceOfLife doujins, and tells a story of a broken family where one member is struggling with mental illness and another is beginning their [[ForegoneConclusion inevitable]] journey FromNobodyToNightmare.

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** ''FanFic/KomeijiKoishiNoDokidokiDaibouken'' ''WebVideo/KoishiKomeijisHeartThrobbingAdventure'' at first glance looks like a happy series with a cute character design of Koishi going on daily adventures. [[BloodierAndGorier Except that it isn't]]. And it gets [[AnyoneCanDie far, FAR worse]].
** ''FanFic/AtChirei'' ''Fanfic/AtChirei'' has the same cutesy PuniPlush style the author uses in their light-hearted {{Shipping}} and SliceOfLife doujins, and tells a story of a broken family where one member is struggling with mental illness and another is beginning their [[ForegoneConclusion inevitable]] journey FromNobodyToNightmare.






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29th Nov '17 1:30:33 PM darkabomination
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** Both ''VideoGame/TalesOfPhantasia'' and the original ''VideoGame/TalesOfDestiny'' used adorable chibi sprites and bright and colourful worlds. These games also featured traitors, genocide, racism, [[EldritchAbomination eldritch abominations]], [[MemeticMutation fucking like tigers]], and abusive parents galore.

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** Both ''VideoGame/TalesOfPhantasia'' and the original ''VideoGame/TalesOfDestiny'' used adorable chibi sprites and bright and colourful colorful worlds. These games also featured traitors, genocide, racism, [[EldritchAbomination eldritch abominations]], [[MemeticMutation fucking like tigers]], and abusive parents galore.



* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfHeroesTrailsInTheSky'' has a bright, anime-style aesthetic with chibi sprites. Its themes match said art style... at first, but come the sequel it delves into ''very'' dark territory for an RPG. The worst offender is an EnfantTerrible villain who turns out to be completely insane because [[spoiler: ''she was sold into prostitution as a CHILD''.]]

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* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfHeroesTrailsInTheSky'' has a bright, anime-style aesthetic with chibi sprites. sprites that look like your favorite UsefulNotesPlayStation JRPG. The protagonist is a GenkiGirl with her [[TheComicallySerious grumpy adopted brother]] helping people and making friends. Its themes match said art style... style at first, first...sure the first game has a backstory of war and the heroine once recounts how [[spoiler:her mother died protecting her under a pile of rubble as they were bombarded with shells]], but come it's only briefly described, much less shown. Then [[WhamEpisode the sequel ending completely changes everything you were led to believe]] with the threat of darker things to follow. Come its two sequels, it delves into ''very'' dark territory for an RPG. RPG, such as betrayal, manipulating friends for the greater good, government conspiracy, brainwashing children through repressed trauma, the merciless slaughter of a community as a political scapegoat, survivor guilt, psychological dependence on addiction and the collapse of a civilization, and the hardships of two child soldiers. The worst offender is an EnfantTerrible villain who turns out to be completely insane because [[spoiler: ''she the reveal that one of the aforementioned children was driven to murderous insanity when [[spoiler:her parents sold her into prostitution as a CHILD''.at the age of 5 to cover their debts.]]
15th Nov '17 8:37:29 AM Monolaf317
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* ''VideoGame/GhostTrick'''s art style fits it's quirky humor, but is about you being a ghost wondering why he died and save people who might know from dying. It has people being shot, crushed, excecuted, and even dying from a terryfying and even realistic heart attack. Yet the art style is colorful and cartoony with almost no black and gray.
* ''VisualNovel/DokiDokiLiteratureClub'''s cute character designs and the upbeat upbeat soundtrack juxtaposes with its morbid scenes and the genre it falls under: psychological horror. You are greeted with a warning upon game startup: 'This game is not suitable for children or those who are easily disturbed.'

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* ''VideoGame/GhostTrick'''s art style fits it's quirky humor, but is about you being a ghost wondering why he died and save people who might know from dying. It has people being shot, crushed, excecuted, executed, and even dying from a terryfying terrifying and even realistic heart attack. Yet the art style is colorful and cartoony with almost no black and gray.
* ''VisualNovel/DokiDokiLiteratureClub'''s cute character designs and the upbeat upbeat soundtrack juxtaposes with its morbid scenes and the genre it falls under: psychological horror. You are greeted with a warning upon game startup: 'This "This game is not suitable for children or those who are easily disturbed.'disturbed".
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