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14th Feb '18 1:06:27 PM darkemyst
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* The kingdoms of Clarines and Tanbarun from ''Manga/AkagamiNoShirayukihime'' at first glance seem to be very nice and idyllic places to live. Then you remember that the story started when a noble arbitrarily decided to force a commoner to become his concubine and her reaction implied something like this was anything but uncommon. Several lines also imply that slavery is not only practiced but abundant then there is the fact that in Tanbarun commoners are banding together in a paramilitary force of outlaws called The Loins of the Mountain to protect themselves from criminals because they don't trust the government.

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* The kingdoms of Clarines and Tanbarun from ''Manga/AkagamiNoShirayukihime'' at first glance seem to be very nice and idyllic places to live. Then you remember that the story started when a noble arbitrarily decided to force a commoner to become his concubine and her reaction implied something like this was anything but uncommon. Several lines also imply that slavery is not only practiced but abundant then abundant. Then there is the fact that in Tanbarun commoners are banding together in a paramilitary force of outlaws called The Loins of the Mountain to protect themselves from criminals because they don't trust the government.
14th Feb '18 1:05:12 PM darkemyst
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* The kingdoms of Clarines and Tanbarun from ''Manga/AkagamiNoShirayukihime'' at first glance seem to be very nice and idyllic places to live. Then you remember that the story started when a noble arbitrarily decided to force a commoner girl to become his concubine, and her reaction implied something like this was anything but uncommon. Several lines also imply that slavery is not only practiced, but abundant. The fact that in Tanbarun commoners are banding together in a paramilitary force of outlaws called The Loins of the Mountain to protect themselves from criminals because they don't trust the government is hardly a good sign either.

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* The kingdoms of Clarines and Tanbarun from ''Manga/AkagamiNoShirayukihime'' at first glance seem to be very nice and idyllic places to live. Then you remember that the story started when a noble arbitrarily decided to force a commoner girl to become his concubine, concubine and her reaction implied something like this was anything but uncommon. Several lines also imply that slavery is not only practiced, practiced but abundant. The abundant then there is the fact that in Tanbarun commoners are banding together in a paramilitary force of outlaws called The Loins of the Mountain to protect themselves from criminals because they don't trust the government is hardly a good sign either.government.
14th Feb '18 1:03:37 PM darkemyst
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* The kingdoms of Clarines and Tanbarun from ''Manga/AkagamiNoShirayukihime'' at first glance seem to be very nice and idyllic places to live. Then you remember that the story started when a noble arbitrarily decided to force a commoner girl to become his concubine, and her reaction implied something like this was anything but uncommon. Several lines also imply that slavery is not only practiced, but abundant. The fact that in Tanbarun commoners are banding together in a paramilitary force of outlaws called The Loins of the Mountain to protect themselves from criminals because they don't trust the government is hardly a good sign either.
6th Feb '18 6:09:47 PM VampireBuddha
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* The town of Charming in ''Series/{{Sons of Anarchy}}'' is an understated example. It's a happy, peaceful small town that's free of suburban sprawl, excessive wealth inequality, and chain stores, in which all businesses are locally-owned and independent. That is enforced by the titular Sons of Anarchy, a violent, criminal motorcycle gang who finance their activities by selling illegal firearms on behalf of terrorists, withe the tacit and sometimes explicit cooperation of the local police force. As Tara laments, Charming is toxic, and it infects everyone who lives there.
27th Jan '18 4:24:51 PM DocStone
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-->'''Rachel''': Look beyond your own pain, Bruce. This city is rotting. They talk about the Depression like it's history and ''it's not.''
23rd Jan '18 5:21:32 PM lakingsif
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Compare with FalseUtopia, when one of the main points of the story is the contrast of how perfect the world looks and how imperfect it truly is, TownWithADarkSecret, PeaceAndLoveIncorporated, LightIsNotGood, and StepfordSuburbia. Often involves FridgeHorror, SugarApocalypse, GrotesqueCute, and {{Glurge}}. A Type B cynical portrayal of ThePromisedLand that isn't a used-up and barren wasteland is likely to be one of these.

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Compare with FalseUtopia, when one of the main points of the story is the contrast of how perfect the world looks and how imperfect it truly is, TownWithADarkSecret, PeaceAndLoveIncorporated, LightIsNotGood, StepfordSuburbia, and StepfordSuburbia.TechnoDystopia. Often involves FridgeHorror, SugarApocalypse, GrotesqueCute, and {{Glurge}}. A Type B cynical portrayal of ThePromisedLand that isn't a used-up and barren wasteland is likely to be one of these.
22nd Jan '18 10:03:34 PM riverdine
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* The future setting in ''Film/ThePurge'' seems like a utopia, and actually, it almost ''is''. The only catch is, you have to be able to survive the 12-hour period once a year where the government lets the citizens do ''anything'' without any legal repercussions. Of course, it's actually worse than that. If you survive being attacked by someone you thought you could trust, like the protagonists, did, you'll never trust them again. It's also hinted that the biggest reason for this event is the government's way of [[TheSocialDarwinist weeding out the poor and the weak.]] Worst of all, the movie portrays humanity itself in a ''very'' grim way, showing that, if given the opportunity to commit murder and get away with it, [[HobbesWasRight most will take advantage of the opportunity, simply because they can.]]

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* The future setting in ''Film/ThePurge'' seems like a utopia, and actually, it almost ''is''. The only catch is, you have to be able to survive the 12-hour period once a year where the government lets the citizens do (almost) ''anything'' without any legal repercussions.repercussions[[note]]what you ''can't'' do however is attack the government or its officials themselves (at least until the third sequel), or use weapons that would cause massive, uncontrolled harm (missiles, nuclear, etc)][[/note]]. Of course, it's actually worse than that. If you survive being attacked by someone you thought you could trust, like the protagonists, did, you'll never trust them again. It's also hinted that the biggest reason for this event is the government's way of [[TheSocialDarwinist weeding out the poor and the weak.]] Worst of all, the movie portrays humanity itself in a ''very'' grim way, showing that, if given the opportunity to commit murder and get away with it, [[HobbesWasRight most will take advantage of the opportunity, simply because they can.]]



* The titular town in ''Film/PleasantVille'' is an example of this. There is no poverty, serious illness, or hostility. All the residents go through their lives seemingly constantly being "pleasant". Even the laws of physics seem to conform to "pleasantness" as there are no fires, and roads out of Pleasantville only ever lead back into town. But as the protagonists soon realize, the fictional lives of the Pleasantville townsfolk are shallow and devoid of meaning. Their society lacks any form of culture, depth, genuine emotion, sexuality and even color. People are only capable of performing the tasks they are specifically shown doing on the show and lack the knowledge to do anything else. Furthermore, as changes begin to set in, the previously "pleasant" townsfolk react in fear by destroying all forms of cultural expression such as books and paintings, imposing cruel laws, and implementing segregation. You might say it's a {{deconstruction}} of '50s shows like this by displaying some actual problems of the times.

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* The titular town in ''Film/PleasantVille'' is an example of this. There is no poverty, serious illness, or hostility. All the residents go through their lives seemingly constantly being "pleasant". Even the laws of physics seem to conform to "pleasantness" as there are no fires, all thrown basketballs will always go into the basket, and roads out of Pleasantville only ever lead back into town. But as the protagonists soon realize, the fictional lives of the Pleasantville townsfolk are shallow and devoid of meaning. Their society lacks any form of culture, depth, genuine emotion, sexuality and even color. People are only capable of performing the tasks they are specifically shown doing on the show and lack the knowledge to do anything else.else[[note]]To the extent that even their informed job is not what they do; the fire department has no idea how to actually deal with a fire, as their only role on the show was to rescue cats from trees[[/note]]. Furthermore, as changes begin to set in, the previously "pleasant" townsfolk react in fear by destroying all forms of cultural expression such as books and paintings, imposing cruel laws, and implementing segregation. You might say it's a {{deconstruction}} of '50s shows like this by displaying some actual problems of the times.
21st Jan '18 6:38:22 PM mkmlp
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* ''Manga/SchoolLive'' on the surface, seems like a typical, cutesy slice of life anime about four girls in "[[TitleDrop School Live]]" club, who inexplicably ''live'' in the school. Then at the very end of the first chapter/episode, we learn that [[spoiler: things only appear so sweet, because we were seeing things through Yuki's eyes, who had [[ThroughTheEyesOfMadness a break down before the series started and has became delusional.]] In reality, the series is about the girls holding up in school, because of a ''[[ZombieApocalypse zombie outbreak]]'', while playing along with Yuki's delusions for her sake.]]

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* ''Manga/SchoolLive'' on the surface, seems like a typical, cutesy and sweet slice of life anime manga/anime about four girls in the "[[TitleDrop School Live]]" club, who inexplicably ''live'' in the school. Then at the very end of the first chapter/episode, we learn that [[spoiler: things only appear so sweet, because we were seeing things through Yuki's eyes, who had [[ThroughTheEyesOfMadness a break down before the series started and has became delusional.]] In reality, the series is about the girls holding up in school, because of a ''[[ZombieApocalypse zombie outbreak]]'', while playing along with Yuki's delusions for her sake.]]
19th Jan '18 9:36:35 PM mkmlp
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* In ''Manga/NewGame'', the world of ''Peco'', [[FictionalVideoGame Eagle Jump's latest project]], is a soft and fluffy world that follows a cute female protagonist who kills other characters, skins them, and then wears the skin as a disguise to easily kill others. Saved from being gory because everyone else in ''Peco'' is a living stuffed animal.

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* In In-universe example in ''Manga/NewGame'', with the world of ''Peco'', [[FictionalVideoGame Eagle Jump's latest project]], is a soft and fluffy world that follows a cute female protagonist who kills other characters, skins them, and then wears the skin as a disguise to easily kill others. Saved from being gory because everyone else in ''Peco'' is a living stuffed animal.


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* ''Manga/SchoolLive'' on the surface, seems like a typical, cutesy slice of life anime about four girls in "[[TitleDrop School Live]]" club, who inexplicably ''live'' in the school. Then at the very end of the first chapter/episode, we learn that [[spoiler: things only appear so sweet, because we were seeing things through Yuki's eyes, who had [[ThroughTheEyesOfMadness a break down before the series started and has became delusional.]] In reality, the series is about the girls holding up in school, because of a ''[[ZombieApocalypse zombie outbreak]]'', while playing along with Yuki's delusions for her sake.]]
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.]]
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