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24th Aug '16 5:58:28 PM WanderingBrowser
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*** This only gets worse with hints present in the 3D games (''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'', ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'', and ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'') that paint a picture of just how awful America was before the bombs dropped. Reverence of capitalism was such that unions were illegal and worker rights were non-existent, health and safety was a joke to the point that promos for [[CrappyCarnival Nuka-World]], the InUniverse equivalent to Disneyworld, proudly boast about meeting "minimal safety requirements", lackluster quality control could get you killed by everything from the food you eat to the robot workers or defense turrets in your office, and the government was essentially an all-controlling totalitarian bunch of psychoes who'd do things like support Vault-Tec in its experiments and use gatling laser-bearing PoweredArmor troops to put down peaceful protests.
23rd Aug '16 7:09:08 AM Ramona122003
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** The Dragon World may seem colorful and friendly, but the peaceful atmosphere of the series is mostly limited to the Earth. The universe is filled with gods and godlike beings who can destroy planets just by sneezing too hard. There is even an official God of Destruction whose job it is to destroy planets, populated or not, so new ones can be created by the Kais. That god also happens to be a PsychopathicManchild who will destroy planets because he [[DisproportionateRetribution didn't like or was denied food]]. You also had an organization that went around wiping entire population of planets so they could sell them to the highest bidder. Even worse, this empire was the closest thing to a central government in the universe since Frieza and his family were practically gods among mortals, and the galactic polices were helpless against their power and the Supreme Kais, who are the good gods that balance the Gods of Destruction, could do nothing to stop them since they're not allowed to interfere with the affairs of mortals. Even with the galactic patrol, they have a weapon known as an Extinction Bomb that releases a virus that can kill off an entire species on a planet, usually used as a MercyKill. Jaco accidentally used an Extinction Bomb which wiped out a planet and only got scolded for it. If that isn't bad enough, you have Gods of Destruction from other universes, who are all notoriously violent, that can come and blow up your planet without warning because they're looking for something. On top of all that, you have Zen'o, [[TopGod who is the supreme ruler of the multiverse]], who can wipe out the entire universe on a whim and has done so in the past. The Earth is only peaceful because almost all of the strongest warriors in the universe happens to live there, they have a ResetButton in the Dragon Balls, and they have gained favor with the gods thanks to Goku making friends with King Kai, the Supreme Kais, and Beerus along with having great food. Even then, humanity was all but wiped out by Majin Buu and was conquered by King Piccolo decades earlier. Frieza also successfully blew up the planet and it was only revived because of Whis. [[CrapsackWorld Future Trunks' timeline]] shows exactly what will happen to the Earth if it lost its fighters, especially Goku, and the Dragon Balls.

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** The Dragon World may seem colorful and friendly, but the peaceful atmosphere of the series is mostly limited to the Earth. The universe is filled with gods and godlike beings who can destroy planets just by sneezing too hard. There is even an official God of Destruction whose job it is to destroy planets, populated or not, so new ones can be created by the Kais. That god also happens to be a PsychopathicManchild who will destroy planets because he [[DisproportionateRetribution didn't like or was denied food]]. You also had an organization that went around wiping entire population of planets so they could sell them to the highest bidder. Even worse, this empire was the closest thing to a central government in the universe since Frieza and his family were practically gods among mortals, and the galactic polices were helpless against their power and the Supreme Kais, who are the good gods that balance the Gods of Destruction, could do nothing to stop them since they're not allowed to interfere with the affairs of mortals. Even with the galactic patrol, they have a weapon known as an Extinction Bomb that releases a virus that can kill off an entire species on a planet, usually used as a MercyKill. Jaco accidentally used an Extinction Bomb which wiped out a planet and only got scolded for it. If that isn't bad enough, you have Gods of Destruction from other universes, who are all notoriously violent, that can come and blow up your planet without warning because they're looking for something. On top of all that, you have Zen'o, [[TopGod who is the supreme ruler of the multiverse]], who can wipe out the entire universe on a whim and has done so in the past. The Earth is only peaceful because almost all of the strongest warriors in the universe happens to live there, they have a ResetButton in the Dragon Balls, and they have gained favor with the gods thanks to Goku making friends with King Kai, the Supreme Kais, Beerus, and Beerus even Zen'o, along with having great food. Even then, humanity was terrorized by Cell, all but wiped out by Majin Buu Buu, and was conquered by King Piccolo decades earlier. Frieza also successfully blew [[spoiler: blows up the planet and it was only revived because of Whis.Whis rewind time]]. [[CrapsackWorld Future Trunks' timeline]] shows exactly what will happen to the Earth if it lost its fighters, especially Goku, and the Dragon Balls.
6th Aug '16 9:47:32 AM nombretomado
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** And to a greater extent, the entire DCUniverse, which is full of fantastic worlds and costumed heroes with amazing abilities and origins, but also psychotic supervillains and other megalomaniacs from all over the galaxy who threaten the world and even the universe on a regular basis.

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** And to a greater extent, the entire DCUniverse, Franchise/DCUniverse, which is full of fantastic worlds and costumed heroes with amazing abilities and origins, but also psychotic supervillains and other megalomaniacs from all over the galaxy who threaten the world and even the universe on a regular basis.
4th Aug '16 2:24:21 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** To the average human civilian, mankind is rapidly colonizing across the galaxy under the command of the United Nations Space Command, technology is advancing at a tremendous pace, almost everyone is being taken care of by a futurist government, and despite conflicts against the Insurrection and the alien Covenant, human has been able to hold its own. In reality, even before the Covenant showed up, almost all projections showed the UNSC being torn into warring factions by the Insurrection. Then the Covenant showed up, and twenty-seven years of war almost undid all the centuries of progress in space humanity ever made, as the Covies systematically destroyed every human world they would find. For most of the war, the average civilian did not even know about how badly humanity was losing because of government censorship in the attempt to prevent widespread panic. The post-war UNSC has been up to the same tricks, presenting itself as much more united and powerful than it truly is. Meanwhile, its Office of Naval Intelligence has been actively working to sweep its skeletons under the closet (particularly regarding [[ChildSoldiers the true origins]] of the SPARTAN-II program]]), and have enacted pseudo-Orwellian security measures on UNSC core worlds.

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** To the average human civilian, mankind is rapidly colonizing across the galaxy under the command of the United Nations Space Command, technology is advancing at a tremendous pace, almost everyone is being taken care of by a futurist government, and despite conflicts against the Insurrection and the alien Covenant, human has been able to hold its own. In reality, even before the Covenant showed up, almost all projections showed the UNSC being torn into warring factions by the Insurrection. Then the Covenant showed up, and twenty-seven years of war almost undid all the centuries of progress in space humanity ever made, as the Covies systematically destroyed every human world they would find. For most of the war, the average civilian did not even know about how badly humanity was losing because of government censorship in the attempt to prevent widespread panic. The post-war UNSC has been up to the same tricks, presenting itself as much more united and powerful than it truly is. Meanwhile, its Office of Naval Intelligence has been actively working to sweep its skeletons under the closet (particularly regarding [[ChildSoldiers the true origins]] of the SPARTAN-II program]]), program), and have enacted pseudo-Orwellian security measures on UNSC core worlds.
4th Aug '16 2:23:46 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* To the average civilian living in the expanded universe of ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'', mankind is rapidly colonizing across the galaxy under the command of the United Nations Space Command, technology is advancing at a tremendous pace, almost everyone is being taken care of by a futurist government, and despite conflicts against the Insurrection and the alien Covenant, human has been able to hold its own. In reality, even before the Covenant showed up, almost all projections showed the UNSC being torn into warring factions by the Insurrection. Then the Covenant showed up, and twenty-seven years of war almost undoes centuries of progress in space humanity ever made by systematically destroying human worlds until only Earth is left. The average civilian does not know about how badly the war is going because of government censorship in the attempt to prevent widespread panic.

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* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'':
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To the average civilian living in the expanded universe of ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'', human civilian, mankind is rapidly colonizing across the galaxy under the command of the United Nations Space Command, technology is advancing at a tremendous pace, almost everyone is being taken care of by a futurist government, and despite conflicts against the Insurrection and the alien Covenant, human has been able to hold its own. In reality, even before the Covenant showed up, almost all projections showed the UNSC being torn into warring factions by the Insurrection. Then the Covenant showed up, and twenty-seven years of war almost undoes undid all the centuries of progress in space humanity ever made by made, as the Covies systematically destroying destroyed every human worlds until only Earth is left. The world they would find. For most of the war, the average civilian does did not even know about how badly the war is going humanity was losing because of government censorship in the attempt to prevent widespread panic.panic. The post-war UNSC has been up to the same tricks, presenting itself as much more united and powerful than it truly is. Meanwhile, its Office of Naval Intelligence has been actively working to sweep its skeletons under the closet (particularly regarding [[ChildSoldiers the true origins]] of the SPARTAN-II program]]), and have enacted pseudo-Orwellian security measures on UNSC core worlds.
** The Forerunners were initially presented as PerfectPacifistPeople who created a high-tech utopia where they looked out for the galaxy's lesser species under their "Mantle of Responsibility". However, ''Literature/TheForerunnerSaga'' reveals that their Ecumene was actually an increasingly corrupt imperialist empire which was downright nasty to those species it saw as foes.
1st Aug '16 3:30:40 AM WoodyAlien3rd
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** It's a good thing that the manga's tone is generally light-hearted and comical, and all problems are caused by misunderstandings that get resolved in the space of a chapter, because the setting is not so bright and cheery as it initially appears. There's FantasticRacism, pollution, extraspecies terrorist groups, con men that indulge in SuperHumanTrafficking, an underwater kingdom led by a crazy queen, the undead (shown to be proficient at using weapons)... also, all the girls are ''way'' stronger than humans, and while the MC is pretty much MadeOfIron, other people in the Exchange program may have found themselves in serious trouble.
31st Jul '16 4:19:58 PM Ramona122003
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** The Dragon World may seem colorful and friendly, but the peaceful atmosphere of the series is mostly limited to the Earth. The universe is filled with gods and godlike beings who can destroy planets just be sneezing too hard. There is even an official God of Destruction whose job it is to destroy planets, populated or not, so new ones can be created by the Kais. That god also happens to be a PsychopathicManchild who will destroy planets because he [[DisproportionateRetribution didn't like or was denied food]]. You also had an organization that went around wiping entire population of planets so they could sell them to the highest bidder. Even worse, this empire was the closest thing to a central government in the universe since Frieza and his family were practically gods among mortals, and the galactic police were helpless against their power and the Supreme Kais, who are supposed to be the good gods that balance the God of Destruction, [[TheGodsMustBeLazy did nothing to stop them]]. Even with the galactic patrol, they have a weapon known as an Extinction Bomb that releases a virus that can kill off an entire species on a planet, usually used as a MercyKill. Jaco accidentally used an Extinction Bomb which wiped out a planet and only got scolded for it. If that isn't bad enough, you have Gods of Destruction from other universes, who are all notoriously violent, that can come and blow up your planet without warning because they're looking for something. On top of all that, you have Zen-O, [[TopGod who is the supreme ruler of the multiverse]], who can wipe out the entire universe on a whim and has done so in the past. The Earth is only peaceful because almost all of the strongest warriors in the universe happens to live there, they have a ResetButton in the Dragon Balls, and they have gained favor with the gods thank to Goku making friends with King Kai, the Supreme Kais, and Beerus along with having great food. Even then, humanity was all but wiped out by Majin Buu and was conquered by King Piccolo decades earlier. Frieza also successfully blew up the planet and it was only revised because of Whis. [[CrapsackWorld Future Trunks' timeline]] shows exactly what will happen to the Earth if it lost its fighters, especially Goku, and the Dragon Balls.

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** The Dragon World may seem colorful and friendly, but the peaceful atmosphere of the series is mostly limited to the Earth. The universe is filled with gods and godlike beings who can destroy planets just be by sneezing too hard. There is even an official God of Destruction whose job it is to destroy planets, populated or not, so new ones can be created by the Kais. That god also happens to be a PsychopathicManchild who will destroy planets because he [[DisproportionateRetribution didn't like or was denied food]]. You also had an organization that went around wiping entire population of planets so they could sell them to the highest bidder. Even worse, this empire was the closest thing to a central government in the universe since Frieza and his family were practically gods among mortals, and the galactic police polices were helpless against their power and the Supreme Kais, who are supposed to be the good gods that balance the God Gods of Destruction, [[TheGodsMustBeLazy did could do nothing to stop them]].them since they're not allowed to interfere with the affairs of mortals. Even with the galactic patrol, they have a weapon known as an Extinction Bomb that releases a virus that can kill off an entire species on a planet, usually used as a MercyKill. Jaco accidentally used an Extinction Bomb which wiped out a planet and only got scolded for it. If that isn't bad enough, you have Gods of Destruction from other universes, who are all notoriously violent, that can come and blow up your planet without warning because they're looking for something. On top of all that, you have Zen-O, Zen'o, [[TopGod who is the supreme ruler of the multiverse]], who can wipe out the entire universe on a whim and has done so in the past. The Earth is only peaceful because almost all of the strongest warriors in the universe happens to live there, they have a ResetButton in the Dragon Balls, and they have gained favor with the gods thank thanks to Goku making friends with King Kai, the Supreme Kais, and Beerus along with having great food. Even then, humanity was all but wiped out by Majin Buu and was conquered by King Piccolo decades earlier. Frieza also successfully blew up the planet and it was only revised revived because of Whis. [[CrapsackWorld Future Trunks' timeline]] shows exactly what will happen to the Earth if it lost its fighters, especially Goku, and the Dragon Balls.
30th Jul '16 2:15:29 AM TheGreenHerring
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* The future city of [[NewNeoCity San Angeles]] presented in ''Film/DemolitionMan'' looks just rosy. No crime, no war, everything is bright and shiny... Yeah, it's a real SugarBowl. Too bad sugar is banned by the government because it's bad for you. In fact, absolutely ''anything'' that might be the least bit harmful, offensive or disruptive to anybody is. No meat products, no alcoholic drinks, no contact sports, no swear words, no spicy food, no uneducational toys and no physical contact (up to and including sexual intercourse). In the words of the film's villain, it's like if [[Literature/NineteenEightyFour Oceania]] was run by an evil [[Series/MisterRogersNeighborhood Mr. Rogers]]. This namby-pamby, "oppressing you for your own good" society is why there's a [[DarkIsNotEvil gang of well-armed but actually pretty friendly hobos]] trying to avoid it all by scraping out a free living in the city's sewers. [[spoiler:In turn, the "evil Mr. Rogers" has secretly been grooming the villain to kill such undesirables, ready to release him from cryosleep if he is ever needed.]]

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* The future city of [[NewNeoCity San Angeles]] presented in ''Film/DemolitionMan'' looks just rosy. No crime, no war, everything is bright and shiny... Yeah, it's a real SugarBowl. Too bad sugar is banned by the government because it's bad for you. In fact, absolutely ''anything'' that might be the least bit harmful, offensive or disruptive to anybody is. No meat products, no alcoholic drinks, no contact sports, no swear words, no spicy food, no uneducational toys and no physical contact (up to and including sexual intercourse). In the words of the film's villain, it's like if [[Literature/NineteenEightyFour Oceania]] was run by an evil [[Series/MisterRogersNeighborhood Mr. Rogers]]. This namby-pamby, "oppressing you for your own good" society is why there's a [[DarkIsNotEvil gang of well-armed but actually pretty friendly hobos]] trying to avoid it all by scraping out a free living in the city's sewers. [[spoiler:In turn, the "evil Mr. Rogers" has secretly been grooming city's founder groomed the villain to kill such undesirables, ready to release him from in cryosleep if he is ever needed.to exterminate undesirables like them, to keep his idea of a perfect society alive.]]
25th Jul '16 2:16:10 PM DarkHunter
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* ''VideoGame/MirrorsEdgeCatalyst'' describes the city of Glass in more detail: the city is beautiful, technology is advanced, and anybody in [=midCaste=] or higher lives pretty decent lives, if ones dependent on their quality of work for the [[OneNationUnderCopyright corporate-run government]]. But scratch beneath the surface, and things are much bleaker: resources such as fresh water and energy are rapidly dwindling, the economy is dependent on indentured servants and slaves working in toxic, radioactive "Greylands" to produce the food and goods necessary, everyone is constantly monitored by the StateSec for any hint of "Policy-breach", and the nation is locked in a Cold War against a totalitarian empire on one side and a mysterious theocracy on the other. [[spoiler:And Kruger is developing a mandatory nanomachine injection that will allow the government to manipulate the populace's emotions, lulling them into a state of enforced contentment with their lot in life.]]
22nd Jul '16 12:25:49 PM TheGreenHerring
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* The future city of [[NewNeoCity San Angeles]] presented in ''Film/DemolitionMan'' looks just rosy. No crime, no war, everything is bright and shiny... Yeah, it's a real SugarBowl. Too bad sugar is banned by the government because it's bad for you. In fact, absolutely ''anything'' that might be the least bit harmful, offensive or disruptive to anybody is. No meat products, no alcoholic drinks, no contact sports, no swear words, no spicy food, no uneducational toys and no physical contact (up to and including sexual intercourse). In the words of the film's villain, it's like if [[Literature/NineteenEightyFour Oceania]] was run by an evil [[Series/MisterRogersNeighborhood Mr. Rogers]]. This namby-pamby, "oppressing you for your own good" society is why there's a [[DarkIsNotEvil gang of well-armed but actually pretty friendly hobos]] trying to avoid it all by scraping out a free living in the city's sewers. [[spoiler:In turn, the "evil Mr. Rogers" has secretly been grooming the villain to kill them all so his idea of a "beacon of order" cannot be tarnished.]]

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* The future city of [[NewNeoCity San Angeles]] presented in ''Film/DemolitionMan'' looks just rosy. No crime, no war, everything is bright and shiny... Yeah, it's a real SugarBowl. Too bad sugar is banned by the government because it's bad for you. In fact, absolutely ''anything'' that might be the least bit harmful, offensive or disruptive to anybody is. No meat products, no alcoholic drinks, no contact sports, no swear words, no spicy food, no uneducational toys and no physical contact (up to and including sexual intercourse). In the words of the film's villain, it's like if [[Literature/NineteenEightyFour Oceania]] was run by an evil [[Series/MisterRogersNeighborhood Mr. Rogers]]. This namby-pamby, "oppressing you for your own good" society is why there's a [[DarkIsNotEvil gang of well-armed but actually pretty friendly hobos]] trying to avoid it all by scraping out a free living in the city's sewers. [[spoiler:In turn, the "evil Mr. Rogers" has secretly been grooming the villain to kill them all so his idea of a "beacon of order" cannot be tarnished.such undesirables, ready to release him from cryosleep if he is ever needed.]]
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