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30th Sep '17 9:37:36 PM GordonSoleil
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Paranoia}}''. "Happiness is mandatory, Citizen. Are you happy?"

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Paranoia}}''. "Happiness Friend Computer wants you to be happy. Happiness is mandatory, Citizen. mandatory. Failure to maintain sufficient levels of happiness is treason. Treason is punishable by summary execution. Are you happy?"happy, Citizen?
29th Sep '17 2:17:07 AM MagiMecha
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* While the land of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV''[='s=] Eorzea is effectively a WorldHalfFull as it heals from The Calamity brought about from the end of 1.0, it seems that the Twelveswood is the better off of the bunch compared to the rampant corruption of Ul'dah and the rampant piracy of Limsa Lominsa - low crime, few beastmen problems, plentiful resources... until you dig deeper and realize that's only because the Gridanians have to be at the beck and call of The Elements, who take ObstructiveBureaucrat to an art form as they act in such a way that it's baffling to normal people - the Gridanians have to uphold a certain set of laws (which includes the death penalty for any kind of poaching) and healers have to ask permission to ''heal'' people - one mission has you trying to save a Ala Mhigan who was wounded. You approach a doctor from the same place, who refuses because she didn't want to upset the Elements and when you approach a healer from the town you're in, her response is essentially "They don't like them, they never like them, too bad, so sad."
25th Sep '17 2:25:31 AM AnotherEpicFail
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** Froopy Land. Initially, it really was as perfect as it seemed: Rick built it for Beth when she was younger, so he ensured that the entire world was essentially child-safe, so, along with the permanently blue skies, the rainbow-colored rivers and the lush forests, Froopy Land also features breathable water and bouncy ground with no possibility for FallingDamage. And the wildlife was perfectly harmless... the key word being ''was.'' [[spoiler: Basically, Beth invited her best friend Tommy to Froopy Land, only to abandon him there in a fit of jealousy; worse still, he soon found that the only way he could find food was by impregnating the wildlife and [{EatsBabies eating their hybrid offspring]]. Decades hence, Froopy Land is populated by half-human monsters and ruled by a tribe of violent, incestuous cannibals who worship Tommy as a god.]]

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** Froopy Land. Initially, it really was as perfect as it seemed: Rick built it for Beth when she was younger, so he ensured that the entire world was essentially child-safe, so, along with the permanently blue skies, the rainbow-colored rivers and the lush forests, Froopy Land also features breathable water and bouncy ground with no possibility for FallingDamage. And the wildlife was perfectly harmless... the key word being ''was.'' [[spoiler: Basically, Beth invited her best friend Tommy to Froopy Land, only to abandon him there in a fit of jealousy; worse still, he soon found that the only way he could find food was by impregnating the wildlife and [{EatsBabies [[EatsBabies eating their hybrid offspring]]. Decades hence, Froopy Land is populated by half-human monsters and ruled by a tribe of violent, incestuous cannibals who worship Tommy as a god.]]
25th Sep '17 2:09:58 AM AnotherEpicFail
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* ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'': The fantasy type world in the adventure that Morty makes seems at first glance to be a stereotypical medieval fantasy / fairy-tale world. Until [[spoiler: Morty gets nearly raped by a friendly Jellybean, who turns out to be the King]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'': The fantasy type world in the adventure that Morty makes seems at first glance to be a stereotypical medieval fantasy / fairy-tale world. Until [[spoiler: Morty gets nearly raped by a friendly Jellybean, who turns out to be the King]]King of the country - and has been using his position to sexually assault countless children.]]


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** Froopy Land. Initially, it really was as perfect as it seemed: Rick built it for Beth when she was younger, so he ensured that the entire world was essentially child-safe, so, along with the permanently blue skies, the rainbow-colored rivers and the lush forests, Froopy Land also features breathable water and bouncy ground with no possibility for FallingDamage. And the wildlife was perfectly harmless... the key word being ''was.'' [[spoiler: Basically, Beth invited her best friend Tommy to Froopy Land, only to abandon him there in a fit of jealousy; worse still, he soon found that the only way he could find food was by impregnating the wildlife and [{EatsBabies eating their hybrid offspring]]. Decades hence, Froopy Land is populated by half-human monsters and ruled by a tribe of violent, incestuous cannibals who worship Tommy as a god.]]
25th Sep '17 1:45:14 AM AnotherEpicFail
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** The Citadel of Ricks. On the surface, it's a highly-advanced space station where the Ricks and Mortys of the multiverse can live and work without fear of their many enemies, featuring CrystalSpiresAndTogas-style cities, lush farmland, deep forests, and all the amazing technologies that Ricks could conceive. Unfortunately, Ricks being Ricks, it's also immensely dysfunctional: Mortys are on the bottom rung of the Citadel hierarchy, and are only considered valid if they remain partnered with Ricks; those who lose their Ricks and can't earn a new one through the Citadel's AssimilationAcademy are segregated to [[FantasticGhetto Mortytown]], a cesspool of urban decay, drug addiction and organized crime. The police force is violent and [[DirtyCop usually on the take]], and the "sensitivity training" undergone isn't enough to stop bigotry against Mortys - even by [[BoomerangBigot Morty officers]]. Meanwhile, despite having the same genius intellect as the others, many Ricks are forced to work menial jobs with no opportunities for promotion, and thanks to the government's strict regulation of portal technology, they are never allowed to leave the Citadel. Finally, the Citadel is ruled by a corrupt, hypocritical oligarchy fully prepared to kill or enslave more individualistic Ricks if they don't toe the line... [[spoiler: Up until our Rick killed all of them... [[NiceJobBreakingItHero only to end up creating the political conditions that allowed Evil Morty to take control of the Citadel]].]]
22nd Sep '17 12:07:02 PM DastardlyDemolition
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* ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' episode "It's a Good Life", from the Jerome Bixby story of the same name. Small town USA with everyone bright and happy about to celebrate the birthday of a 6-year-old boy with lots of presents and love. Until we find out that the 6-year-old boy (played by Billy Mumy of ''Series/LostInSpace'' and ''[[Series/BabylonFive Babylon 5]]'' fame) is a telepath who requires everyone to be bright and happy all the time, otherwise he kills them in rather horrible ways. Everyone constantly mumbles to themselves about how happy they are, otherwise they die. Or worse -- if they are people he loves, he might try to ''help'' them.
** The [[Series/TheTwilightZone2002 2002 version of the show]] had its own example in the titular gated community in "Evergreen", where children considered "unsalvageable", as in not fitting their definition of a happy household member, are sent to "Arcadia Military School", [[spoiler: really a fertilizer plant, where they are killed and turned into fertilizer, so they can "help the world in someway for a change".]] The cold indifference of the people, [[MoraleEventHorizon who allowed this to "bring peace to their household"]], makes this one of the most unsettling episodes of the reboot.

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* ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' episode "It's a Good Life", from the Jerome Bixby story of the same name. Small town USA with everyone bright and happy about to celebrate the birthday of a 6-year-old boy with lots of presents and love. Until we find out that the 6-year-old boy (played by Billy Mumy of ''Series/LostInSpace'' and ''[[Series/BabylonFive Babylon 5]]'' fame) is a telepath who requires everyone to be bright and happy all the time, otherwise he kills them in rather horrible ways. Everyone constantly mumbles to themselves about how happy they are, otherwise they die. Or worse -- if they are people he loves, he might try to ''help'' them.
them. He still tries to "help" them in the 2002 revival because he was never taught that this was wrong; everybody, including his own mother, hates and fears him because for this.
** The [[Series/TheTwilightZone2002 2002 version of the show]] had its own example in the titular gated community in "Evergreen", where children considered "unsalvageable", as in not fitting their definition of a happy household member, are sent to "Arcadia Military School", [[spoiler: really a fertilizer plant, where they are killed and turned into fertilizer, so they can "help the world in someway for a change".]] The cold indifference of the people, [[MoraleEventHorizon who allowed this to "bring peace to their household"]], makes this one of the most unsettling episodes of the reboot.
22nd Sep '17 9:21:28 AM Kissinger113
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** And that's not even getting into how the ''the entire universe is sentient'' and can remove whatever it deems a "mistake" and banish it to [[EldritchLocation the Void]] forever.
12th Sep '17 6:14:17 AM WillyFourEyes
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* The future that Scrooge [=McDuck=] visits in the ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales1987'' episode "Duck to the Future" looks [[CrystalSpiresAndTogas shiny and technologically advanced]] at first glance, but his nemesis Magica [=DeSpell=] managed to steal his Number One Dime in his absence, eventually [[TakeOverTheCity assuming complete control over every aspect of life in Duckburg]]. The triplets now work for Magica as {{Corrupt Corporate Executive}}s, and everyone else who works for Magica-[=McDuck=] Enterprises has to turn all of their earnings over to ''her'' on "pay day", making it even harder for them to afford the [[RidiculousFutureInflation outrageous prices being charged for basic services]].
25th Aug '17 5:35:32 PM WaterBlap
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* While everything is really cute there, the Daily Flash universe of Website/{{Walfas}} arrests people and randomly administers the death penalty. It's entirely possible for a school activity to end with someone being killed.
23rd Aug '17 7:45:03 AM GrammarNavi
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* Zalem turns out to be this in ''Manga/{{Gunnm}}''. You can ask for assisted suicide (the grisly "End Joy," which turns out to be full of blood) and all inhabitants [[spoiler:HAVE A FREAKIN' CHIP FOR BRAINS]]. Also, if you learn about the previous spoiler, [[spoiler:a "special team" is going to take care of you immediately. Everybody who doesn't fit or threatens order in any way is eliminated, frequently via being dumped down the floating city's giant garbage chute]]. In the sequel we learn that the Solar System at large is probably a worst UsefulNotes/ColdWar parody imaginable, the children are outlawed and exterminated (or simply ''[[ImAHumanitarian eaten]]'' by the OrganicTechnology-obsessed Venusians), Earth Sphere, despite its idyllic appearance, is run by [[ANaziByAnyOtherName a fascistic dictatorship]] that imposes involuntary MindControl, real Neo-Nazis run rampant on Mars, Jovians, the ''[[IneffectualSympatheticVillain most sympathetic]]'' major faction, is a SovietUnion parody that'd give Creator/RobertAHeinlein nightmares, and the most popular entertainment is to watch a bloody tournament where cyborg martial artists kill each other messily for sport (and, maybe, some political rights). All of this is ''[[AWorldHalfFull a massive improvement]]''.

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* Zalem turns out to be this in ''Manga/{{Gunnm}}''. You can ask for assisted suicide (the grisly "End Joy," which turns out to be full of blood) and all inhabitants [[spoiler:HAVE A FREAKIN' CHIP FOR BRAINS]]. Also, if you learn about the previous spoiler, [[spoiler:a "special team" is going to take care of you immediately. Everybody who doesn't fit or threatens order in any way is eliminated, frequently via being dumped down the floating city's giant garbage chute]]. In the sequel we learn that the Solar System at large is probably a worst UsefulNotes/ColdWar parody imaginable, the children are outlawed and exterminated (or simply ''[[ImAHumanitarian eaten]]'' by the OrganicTechnology-obsessed Venusians), Earth Sphere, despite its idyllic appearance, is run by [[ANaziByAnyOtherName a fascistic dictatorship]] that imposes involuntary MindControl, real Neo-Nazis run rampant on Mars, Jovians, the ''[[IneffectualSympatheticVillain most sympathetic]]'' major faction, is a SovietUnion [[UsefulNotes/SovietRussiaUkraineAndSoOn Soviet Union]] parody that'd give Creator/RobertAHeinlein nightmares, and the most popular entertainment is to watch a bloody tournament where cyborg martial artists kill each other messily for sport (and, maybe, some political rights). All of this is ''[[AWorldHalfFull a massive improvement]]''.
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