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27th Jul '17 2:01:09 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* The Nagasaki of the years prior to the Meiji Restoration is portrayed as this in ''[[VisualNovel/ShallWeDateNinjaShadow Shall We Date?: Ninja Shadow]]''. The city itself is bursting with riches, businesses and entertainment, but the BigBad Suetsugu and his influence have corrupted the merchant guilds and ther'es a lot of crime, illegal trade and slavery under the facade. It's so bad that the VigilanteMan group the PlayerCharacter joins (as a SweetPollyOliver) was specifically formed to deal with such horrible things.
15th Jul '17 5:11:23 PM jeez
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* ''Fanfic/ChrysalisVisitsTheHague'' is all about Queen Chrysalis being indicted for ''war crimes'' in front of the RealLife International Criminal Court, while the B-plot thematicises the Equestrian kingdom's efforts to stomp out the Changelings once and for all in her absence. The story soon starts dropping hints that a good portion of the Equestrian society has been erected on a hotbed of horrific [[HoldYourHippogriffs crimes against sapiency]], with allusions being made to - among other things - UsefulNotes/TheYugoslavWars. Needless to say, it gets a ''bit'' dark and cynical at points.

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* ''Fanfic/ChrysalisVisitsTheHague'' is all about Queen Chrysalis being indicted Chrysalis' indictment for ''war crimes'' in front of at the RealLife (RealLife) International Criminal Court, while the Court in [[UsefulNotes/TheNetherlands The Hague]]. A B-plot thematicises meanwhile covers the Equestrian kingdom's efforts to stomp out the Changelings once and for all in her absence. The story soon starts dropping hints that a good portion of the Equestrian society has been erected on a hotbed of horrific [[HoldYourHippogriffs crimes against sapiency]], with allusions being made to - among other things - UsefulNotes/TheYugoslavWars. Needless to say, it gets a ''bit'' dark and cynical at points.
15th Jul '17 5:08:41 PM jeez
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* ''[[Fanfic/ChrysalisVisitsTheHague]] is all about Queen Chrysalis being indicted for ''war crimes'' in front of the RealLife International Criminal Court, while the B-plot thematicises the Equestrian kingdom's efforts to stomp out the Changelings once and for all in her absence. The story soon starts dropping hints that a good portion of the Equestrian society has been erected on a hotbed of horrific [[HoldYourHippogriffs crimes against sapiency]], with allusions being made to - among other things - UsefulNotes/TheYugoslavWars. Needless to say, it gets a ''bit'' dark and cynical at points.

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* ''[[Fanfic/ChrysalisVisitsTheHague]] ''Fanfic/ChrysalisVisitsTheHague'' is all about Queen Chrysalis being indicted for ''war crimes'' in front of the RealLife International Criminal Court, while the B-plot thematicises the Equestrian kingdom's efforts to stomp out the Changelings once and for all in her absence. The story soon starts dropping hints that a good portion of the Equestrian society has been erected on a hotbed of horrific [[HoldYourHippogriffs crimes against sapiency]], with allusions being made to - among other things - UsefulNotes/TheYugoslavWars. Needless to say, it gets a ''bit'' dark and cynical at points.
15th Jul '17 5:08:17 PM jeez
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* ''[[Fanfic/ChrysalisVisitsTheHague]] is all about Queen Chrysalis being indicted for ''war crimes'' in front of the RealLife International Criminal Court, while the B-plot thematicises the Equestrian kingdom's efforts to stomp out the Changelings once and for all in her absence. The story soon starts dropping hints that a good portion of the Equestrian society has been erected on a hotbed of horrific [[HoldYourHippogryphs crimes against sapiency]], with allusions being made to - among other things - the UsefulNotes/YugoslavWars. Needless to say, it gets a ''bit'' dark and cynical at points.

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* ''[[Fanfic/ChrysalisVisitsTheHague]] is all about Queen Chrysalis being indicted for ''war crimes'' in front of the RealLife International Criminal Court, while the B-plot thematicises the Equestrian kingdom's efforts to stomp out the Changelings once and for all in her absence. The story soon starts dropping hints that a good portion of the Equestrian society has been erected on a hotbed of horrific [[HoldYourHippogryphs [[HoldYourHippogriffs crimes against sapiency]], with allusions being made to - among other things - the UsefulNotes/YugoslavWars.UsefulNotes/TheYugoslavWars. Needless to say, it gets a ''bit'' dark and cynical at points.
15th Jul '17 5:06:35 PM jeez
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* ''[[Fanfic/ChrysalisVisitsTheHague]] is all about Queen Chrysalis being indicted for ''war crimes'' in front of the RealLife International Criminal Court, while the B-plot thematicises the Equestrian kingdom's efforts to stomp out the Changelings once and for all in her absence. The story soon starts dropping hints that a good portion of the Equestrian society has been erected on a hotbed of horrific [[HoldYourHippogryphs crimes against sapiency]], with allusions being made to - among other things - the UsefulNotes/YugoslavWars. Needless to say, it gets a ''bit'' dark and cynical at points.
12th Jul '17 3:01:01 AM 4444jdm
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* Speaking about ''VideoGame/MetalSlug''... Tribespeople living in historical ruins? Check. Animals living in peaceful nature? Check. Tourist attractions around the world? Check. When General Morden's Rebel Army starts their rising...
30th Jun '17 12:53:19 AM AnotherEpicFail
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* ''VideoGame/TheSecretWorld'' features this in spades when players visit the Fear Nothing Foundation's headquarters in Kaidan: a brightly-coloured social club and counselling centre, it offers therapy for people who want to overcome the fears they believe have defined their lives. More specifically, it provides troubled children with sympathetic carers, isolated outcasts with friends, and concerned parents with a place where their kids can be educated in a supportive atmosphere. For good measure, there's movie nights and free Bingo Cola whenever you want it. Unfortunately, the Fear Nothing Foundation is actually an ApocalypseCult with a heavy emphasis on the destruction of individuality: anyone enrolled there is going to be brainwashed into dismantling their own personalities and devoting the rest of their lives to serving [[spoiler: the [[EldritchAbomination Dreaming Ones]].]] Worst of all, by the time you pay their headquarters a visit [[spoiler: the cult have all committed mass-suicide to consecrate their victory of having a [[FantasticNuke Filth-bomb]] detonated on the Tokyo subways.]]
26th Jun '17 3:38:09 PM DarkHunter
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** ''VideoGame/XenobladeChroniclesX'' is a bit more overt about the crapsack nature of the world. Sure, Mira is full of gorgeous views, but Earth has been destroyed, humanity is on the brink of extinction on a planet filled with hostile monsters, and some of same aliens who destroyed the earth in the first place have come to finish the job.

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** ''VideoGame/XenobladeChroniclesX'' is a bit more overt about the crapsack nature of the world. Sure, Mira is full of gorgeous views, but Earth has been destroyed, humanity is on the brink of extinction on a planet filled with hostile monsters, and some of same aliens who destroyed the earth in the first place have come to finish the job. It's most noticeable with the citizens of New Los Angeles: when you first arrive, everyone seems friendly, cooperative, hopeful, and disagreements are minor. It's only later in the game that the ugliness of humanity begins to come out, as you encounter humans engaged in "[[FantasticRacism ethnic cleansing]]", murder, terrorism, and even ''human trafficking''.
26th Jun '17 12:32:44 AM M84
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** Amonkhet is mostly vast desert populated by undead, exactly the kind of blasted hellscape the Gatewatch expected a plane ruled and created by Nicol Bolas would look like. Then they find the city of Naktamun, a beautiful place where benevolent gods watch over the populace and mummies perform all the labour, allowing the mortals to devote their time to training and preparing for their glorious God-Pharaoh's return. [[spoiler:Amonkhet is arguably the most nightmarish plane seen so far. Nicol Bolas ''corrupted'' the plane, which was once a truly benevolent place, by killing and corrupting its resident gods so that they would raise an entire plane's worth of unwitting mortals for him to harvest as superpowered mummy warriors. The entire place is one giant PeopleFarm.]]

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** Amonkhet is mostly vast desert populated by undead, exactly the kind of blasted hellscape the Gatewatch expected a plane ruled and created by Nicol Bolas would look like. Then they find the city of Naktamun, a beautiful place where benevolent gods watch over the populace and mummies perform all the labour, allowing the mortals to devote their time to training and preparing for their glorious God-Pharaoh's return. [[spoiler:Amonkhet is arguably the most nightmarish plane seen so far. Nicol Bolas ''corrupted'' the plane, which was once a truly benevolent place, plane by killing and corrupting its resident gods so that they would raise an entire plane's worth a population of unwitting mortals for him to harvest as superpowered mummy warriors. The entire place is one giant PeopleFarm.]]
25th Jun '17 11:09:06 PM josedanielsteller
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* ''VideoGame/{{Eversion}}'' starts off as a cute, cheery platformer reminiscent of VideoGame/{{Cocoron}} [[spoiler:until your eversion powers cause the world to gradually fall into decay and ruin. Demon hands jump out of pits in X-5 and beyond, gems turn into skulls in X-7, and to top it all off, the princess turns out to be an Main/{{Eldritch Abomination}} in the ending.]]
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