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27th Sep '16 12:22:39 PM Mythology1
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* Summerisle in {{The Wicker Man}} may count as this, as it is not as peaceful and joyous as it seems to be.
24th Sep '16 5:03:46 PM DrNoPuma
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* In ''Webcomic/{{Sparklecare}}'', despite all the bright colors and friendly characters in Sparklecare Hospital, it's a really messed-up place with some sick minds on the staff, as well as disturbing diseases and treatments.
23rd Sep '16 2:40:02 PM Prfnoff
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* In ''VideoGame/PonyIsland'', the options menu includes one item titled "Cheerful Facade." You have to play through the first half of the game without it, and the facade has a tendency to slip even after it gets implemented.
23rd Sep '16 5:47:54 AM Morgenthaler
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* How HieronymusBosch's masterpiece ''The Garden of Earthly Delights'' portrays the world. Everything seems bright and cheery and people of every race seems happy and content but everywhere are grotesque situations and bizarre creatures representing sin and immorality.

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* How HieronymusBosch's Creator/HieronymusBosch's masterpiece ''The Garden of Earthly Delights'' portrays the world. Everything seems bright and cheery and people of every race seems happy and content but everywhere are grotesque situations and bizarre creatures representing sin and immorality.
21st Sep '16 3:11:28 AM Troperinik
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* The characters on ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'' live on a planet named Smileyland. It's a beautiful setting where everythi g seems nice, you can have almost anything you want, and there are flowers everywhere. The trouble is, Smileyland is inhabited by the cast, who are all insane in some way or the other (Mr. Cat is AxCrazy, and Kaeloo is [[AmbiguousDisorder implied to be schizophrenic]], for example.)
19th Sep '16 2:21:48 AM ikoke
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** Several of the Free Cities qualify. Lys is a tropical island paradise nestled in the warm waters of the Summer Sea. The Dragonlords of Valyria created "Lys the Lovely" to be a pleasure resort with beautiful climate, good wine & beautiful people. So where's the crap in this ? Those beautiful people are sex slaves, kidnapped en masse by pirates,corsairs & slave merchants from all over the world. Lys's fortunes & fame rests upon being a massive whorehouse of beautiful slaves.
** Volantis as well. Proudest & oldest daughter of Old Valyria, rich, mighty & boasting of magnificent structures like the Long Bridge & the Black Walls. But the crap is becoming very noticeable through the cracks, as any astute observer can spot the city's decay as discontentment rises among the slaves (the overwhelming majority of the city's population) & the corrupt warhawk administrators try to pacify the situation with heads mounted on pikes.
** King's Landing itself is a pigsty as everyone agrees, but the Royal Court appeared to be a wonderful world of courtly romance, glamour, balls & tourneys from Sansa's viewpoint. At the beginning at least. Until the crap utterly overwhelms the saccharine.
15th Sep '16 5:22:21 AM FoominBlue
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* Beyond Coast in ''VisualNovel/{{Policenauts}}''.



* Hope's Peak Academy in ''Franchise/DanganRonpa'' was officially a government-funded private school whose goal was to raise hope for Japan's future, where students lived in harmony and were guaranteed success in life. However, the school's small pool of Ultimate students wasn't enough to keep the academy afloat, so they opened their doors to the public and began actively defrauding [[OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent reserve course students]] out of their parents' money with massive tuitions. Said students were also often bullied by the Ultimates [[spoiler: and one was manipulated into undergoing a surgical augmentation procedure by the school intended to make him a transhuman genius, which eradicated his old personality]]. The [[VideoGame/AbsoluteDespairGirls third game]] reveals that the school's staff may have even been ''actively abusive'' toward their own students, including the [[WouldHurtAChild elementary branch]]. And this is all before The Tragedy even begins.
* The world of ''Videogame/{{Overwatch}}'' is a wondrous technological utopia... that has a devastating RobotWar in its backstory, lingering FantasticRacism due to said war, a MegaCorp that isn't above blowing up business rivals (which was apparently the standard, no thanks to a problem [[InherentInTheSystem inherent in the legal system]]: people who encourages manipulating the honest workers and corporations), a mysterious HumongousMecha that repeatedly attacks a country for no apparent reason, and crime and terrorism are still serious problems, to the point that one continent is rendered a nuclear wasteland. It's becoming increasingly clear that the disbanded Overwatch is still very much needed.

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* Hope's Peak Academy in ''Franchise/DanganRonpa'' was officially a government-funded private school whose goal was to raise hope for Japan's future, where students lived in harmony and were guaranteed success in life. However, the school's small pool of Ultimate students wasn't enough to keep the academy afloat, so they opened their doors to the public and began actively defrauding [[OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent reserve course students]] out of their parents' money with massive tuitions. Said students were also often bullied by the Ultimates [[spoiler: and one was manipulated into undergoing a surgical augmentation procedure by the school intended to make him a transhuman genius, which eradicated his old personality]]. The [[VideoGame/AbsoluteDespairGirls third game]] reveals that the school's staff may have even been ''actively abusive'' toward their own students, including the [[WouldHurtAChild elementary branch]]. And this is all before The Tragedy even begins.
* The world of ''Videogame/{{Overwatch}}'' is a wondrous technological utopia... that has a devastating RobotWar in its backstory, lingering FantasticRacism due to said war, a MegaCorp that isn't above blowing up business rivals (which was apparently the standard, no thanks to a problem [[InherentInTheSystem inherent in the legal system]]: people who encourages manipulating the honest workers and corporations), a mysterious HumongousMecha that repeatedly attacks a country for no apparent reason, and crime and terrorism are still serious problems, to the point that one continent is rendered a nuclear wasteland. It's becoming increasingly clear that the disbanded Overwatch is still very much needed. needed.
* ''VideoGame/EndRoll'' is set in Russell's Happy Dream, a bright, cheerful place filled with smiling faces who welcome him into their community... but not only is it a literal DreamWorld, it's part of an experimental rehabilitation project. A world tailored to try and induce guilt and remorse, and the effectiveness of its facade holding up depends upon his mental state.


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* Hope's Peak Academy in ''Franchise/DanganRonpa'' was officially a government-funded private school whose goal was to raise hope for Japan's future, where students lived in harmony and were guaranteed success in life. However, the school's small pool of Ultimate students wasn't enough to keep the academy afloat, so they opened their doors to the public and began actively defrauding [[OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent reserve course students]] out of their parents' money with massive tuitions. Said students were also often bullied by the Ultimates [[spoiler: and one was manipulated into undergoing a surgical augmentation procedure by the school intended to make him a transhuman genius, which eradicated his old personality]]. The [[VideoGame/AbsoluteDespairGirls third game]] reveals that the school's staff may have even been ''actively abusive'' toward their own students, including the [[WouldHurtAChild elementary branch]]. And this is all before The Tragedy even begins.
* Beyond Coast in ''VisualNovel/{{Policenauts}}''.
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14th Sep '16 7:17:59 PM WillKeaton
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* ''Webcomic/{{Mokepon}}'' is based on the idea of deconstructing the basic setting of Franchise/{{Pokemon}}, resulting in a world that is shiny and happy on the surface, but violent and depressing underneath.

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* ''Webcomic/{{Mokepon}}'' is based on the idea of deconstructing the basic setting of Franchise/{{Pokemon}}, ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'', resulting in a world that is shiny and happy on the surface, but violent and depressing underneath.
14th Sep '16 7:17:19 PM WillKeaton
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** "No officer is allowed to assault a civilian,[[{{PoliceBrutality}} UNLESS ordered by their superior.]]"
** Or "My brother [[{{ForeShadowing}} was sentenced to 10 years in prison]], for disobeying a curfew."]]

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** "No officer is allowed to assault a civilian,[[{{PoliceBrutality}} civilian, [[{{PoliceBrutality}} UNLESS ordered by their superior.]]"
** Or "My brother [[{{ForeShadowing}} was sentenced to 10 years in prison]], for disobeying a curfew."]]"
14th Sep '16 7:13:36 PM WillKeaton
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* Corona from ''Pk2'', the sequel of ''ComicBook/PaperinikNewAdventures'', is an alien planet that managed to obtain a perfect balance between technology and nature and an incredibly high level of life. It is also a place where kids are raised in a flat-out abusing way, being a member of the government requires you to be emotionally stunned, and anyone that isn't 100% behind this is treated as a criminal. In fact, [[spoiler:Everett Ducklair]] is a fugitive from it.

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* Corona from ''Pk2'', ''[=Pk2=]'', the sequel of ''ComicBook/PaperinikNewAdventures'', is an alien planet that managed to obtain a perfect balance between technology and nature and an incredibly high level of life. It is also a place where kids are raised in a flat-out abusing way, being a member of the government requires you to be emotionally stunned, and anyone that isn't 100% behind this is treated as a criminal. In fact, [[spoiler:Everett Ducklair]] is a fugitive from it.
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