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15th Jan '18 1:18:47 AM mkmlp
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* ''VideoGame/MortalKombat'': Seido, or the Orderrealm. At first, it looks like a place of absolute beauty; a peaceful floating city with architecture, like something out of an Utopian society, connected by an intricate network of bridges, rivers that flow out no where, a well organized police force patrolling the streets, and gems and gold so common, the friendly people will hand them to you for free. But then, you start hearing things like:

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* ''VideoGame/MortalKombat'': Seido, or the Orderrealm. At first, it looks like a place of absolute beauty; a peaceful floating city with architecture, like something out of an Utopian society, connected by an intricate network of bridges, rivers that flow out of no where, a well organized police force patrolling the streets, and gems and gold so common, the friendly people will hand them to you for free. But then, you start hearing things like:



** It's eventually revealed that Seido is a PoliceState that values their own philosophy above the lives of its people. AllCrimesAreEqual, and you can be kept in holding for '''DECADES''' before you are given a trial. They are also in brutal war with their Chaos Realm counterparts (Who are NotSoDifferent.) and a civil war with the equally ruthless LaResistance, whose tactics include, inciting riots and framing guards for murder, so they'll be forced to change sides. The citizens are so thoroughly brainwashed with propaganda, they've become {{stepford smiler}}s that can casually talk about disowning their own children if they join the resistance, and don't seem to care about life and death. Oh and finally, the elite warriors patrolling the streets will side with anyone, regardless of whether they're good or evil, as long as they are LawfulGood or LawfulEvil.

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** It's eventually revealed that Seido is a PoliceState that values their own philosophy above the lives of its people. AllCrimesAreEqual, and you can be kept in holding for '''DECADES''' before you are even given a trial. They are also in brutal war with their Chaos Realm counterparts (Who are NotSoDifferent.) and a civil war with the equally ruthless LaResistance, whose tactics include, inciting riots and framing guards for murder, so they'll be forced to change sides. The citizens are so thoroughly brainwashed with propaganda, they've become {{stepford smiler}}s that can casually talk about disowning their own children if they join the resistance, and don't seem to care about life and death. Oh and finally, the elite warriors patrolling the streets will side with anyone, regardless of whether they're good or evil, as long as they are LawfulGood or LawfulEvil.



* ''WebAnimation/BravestWarriors'' has Venus Five, a cutesy would, inhabited by adorable, sexually liberated... so it seems, until the crew find out that every now and again [[AGlitchInTheMatrix the world bursts into fire, only for things to immediately go back to normal with no explanation]]. [[spoiler: They eventually find out that the world they see, is just a holographic projection, set up by the planet's rulers, to fool both outsiders and even most of the planet's population, and in reality, Venus Five is a hellish fire world, inhabited by grotesque aliens.]]

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* ''WebAnimation/BravestWarriors'' has Venus Five, a cutesy would, inhabited by adorable, sexually liberated... liberated aliens ... or so it seems, until the crew find out that every now and again [[AGlitchInTheMatrix the world bursts into fire, only for things to immediately go back to normal with no explanation]]. [[spoiler: They eventually find out that the world they see, is just a holographic projection, set up by the planet's rulers, to fool both outsiders and even most of the planet's population, and in reality, Venus Five is a hellish fire world, inhabited by grotesque aliens.]]
15th Jan '18 1:13:43 AM mkmlp
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* ''WebAnimation/BravestWarriors'' has Venus Five, a cutesy would, inhabited by adorable, sexually liberated... so it seems, until the crew find out that every now and again [[AGlitchInTheMatrix the world bursts into fire, only for things to immediately go back to normal with no explanation]]. [[spoiler: They eventually find out that the world they see, is just a holographic projection, set up by the planet's rulers, to fool both outsiders and even most of the planet's population, and in reality, Venus Five is a hellish fire world, inhabited by grotesque aliens.]]
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8th Jan '18 9:23:18 AM PlasmaTalon
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** The world outside the killing game in ''VisualNovel/NewDanganRonpaV3'' is suggested to be being destroyed by numerous calamities. In the final chapter [[spoiler:the mastermind reveals that it was a lie and the world is not only fine but actually at peace. However people have grown so bored in this peaceful world that they're willing to watch the killing game as a reality tv show to keep themselves entertained. With all of the students having actually signed up to be brainwashed into thinking they're someone else and put on TV.]]

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** The world outside the killing game in ''VisualNovel/NewDanganRonpaV3'' is suggested to be being destroyed by numerous calamities. In the final chapter [[spoiler:the mastermind reveals that it was a lie and the world is not only fine but [[spoiler:is actually at peace. However quite nice, and completely peaceful. So much so that people have grown so are bored in this peaceful world that they're out of their wits and willing to watch teenagers murder each other in the killing game as a reality tv tv. A show to keep themselves entertained. which is on its ''53rd'' season. With the mastermind claiming that all of the students having actually willingly signed up to be brainwashed into thinking they're someone else and put on TV.]]
8th Jan '18 9:11:30 AM PlasmaTalon
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** The world outside the killing game in ''VisualNovel/NewDanganRonpaV3'' is suggested to be being destroyed by numerous calamities. In the final chapter [[spoiler:the mastermind reveals that it was a lie and the world is not only fine but actually at peace. However people have grown so bored in this peaceful world that they're willing to watch the killing game as a reality tv show to keep themselves entertained. With all of the students having actually signed up to be brainwashed into thinking they're someone else and put on TV.]]
4th Jan '18 1:41:19 PM lillolillo
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** In ''ComicBook/{{Bizarrogirl}}'', when something gets to leveling a chunk of the city, ComicBook/JimmyOlsen calls it a typical day.
--->'''Jimmy:''' Okay, so. A something is tearing up Metropolis. Typical Wednesday for us, really...
2nd Jan '18 8:39:01 PM Surenity
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* The ''WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail'' series and its MouseWorld. A world where talking, singing clothed mice and other animals secretly live among humans may sound adorable on the surface, until it is revealed they have their own equivalents to racism, wage slavery, gangs, protection rackets, government corruption and more.
1st Jan '18 3:23:53 PM DavidK93
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* ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'' offers up a pair of these during Rand's climactic duel with the evil Shai'tan. Each character spins up visions of how they would remake the world if they win. Shai'tan initially shows a traditional CrapsackWorld with overt corruption and physical ruin. But then he suggests that the true outcome of his victory would be a seemingly prosperous, upbeat world that believes the side of good won, but where values like justice and charity no longer exist. Rand first contemplates re-imprisoning Shai'tan, resulting in a culturally and technologically advanced society. But when he considers actually destroying Shai'tan, the result is instead another shiny and cheery world, but where everyone is an EmptyShell, as [[BalanceBetweenGoodAndEvil the choice between good and evil no longer exists]].
30th Dec '17 9:25:34 PM Tehrannotaur
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* In ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline'', the world looks relatively pleasant and bright on the outlook, but at the same time there are [[CorruptCorporateExecutive very shady executives]] and [[MadScientist scientists]] who are more than willing to use extremely shady methods to achieve their goals, as well as {{serial killer}}s who use the [=VRMMO=]s to target and kill people in real life, and that's before factoring in the SAO Incident, which led more than 10,000 people trapped in the game for years.
30th Dec '17 4:47:33 AM MagBas
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* ''Film/JamesBond'' films, like the novels mentioned below, don't get away with this trope. When the novels go this straight, the films glamorized the settings. However, the situation isn't any better with [[BlueAndOrangeMorality bizarre]] [[GreyAndGreyMorality moralities]] between ''everyone''.
29th Dec '17 7:33:21 PM 4444jdm
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* ''Film/JamesBond'' films, like the novels mentioned below, doesn't get away with this trope. When the novels go this straight, the films glamorized the settings. However, the situation isn't any better with [[BlueAndOrangeMorality bizarre]] [[GreyAndGreyMorality moralities]] between ''everyone''.

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* ''Film/JamesBond'' films, like the novels mentioned below, doesn't don't get away with this trope. When the novels go this straight, the films glamorized the settings. However, the situation isn't any better with [[BlueAndOrangeMorality bizarre]] [[GreyAndGreyMorality moralities]] between ''everyone''.
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