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16th Jun '16 5:36:27 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 universal 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]]. 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 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 universal 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]].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.
16th Jun '16 11:11:05 AM Ramona122003
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* In ''Anime/DragonBallZResurrectionF'', Frieza's IronicHell is depicted as being a colorful landscape filled with fairies and angels frolicking and playing for all eternity while the fallen space emperor is forced to watch from a cocoon hanging from a tree.

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In ''Anime/DragonBallZResurrectionF'', Frieza's IronicHell is depicted as being a colorful landscape filled with fairies and angels frolicking and playing for all eternity while the fallen space emperor is forced to watch from a cocoon hanging from a tree.tree.
** 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 universal 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]]. 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.
14th Jun '16 4:02:56 PM MarqFJA
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** No matter how idealistic or romantic a world may be at first, once the corruption of the World Government became prominent in the storyline, ''One Piece'' struggled really hard to not cross the CrapsackWorld line. First came Smoker's unearned promotion to cover up the fact that a rogue privateer of theirs was defeated by pirates, something that ''really'' pissed Smoker off because of its MedalOfDishonor nature. Then came Robin's backstory, wherein she gained a huge bounty at the age of ''eight'' for no other reason than that she could read the Poneglyphs, effectively ruining any chance of her living a normal life and forcing her on the run for ''twenty years''. Though those can be (weakly) justified and one could accuse the World Government at the very least being ''mildly'' corrupt (or at least, no more corrupt than RealLife governments today). Then came Sabaody, which introduced the Celestial Dragons, the descendants of those who created the World Government, and the "rulers" of the world. Once ''they'' came into the picture, one can honestly say the World Government is evil. They blatantly disregard the law, shooting people who even ''slightly'' irritate them, parading their slaves around with batting an eyelash, when slavery was supposedly abolished ''two hundred years ago'', and giving no other excuse for their actions than simply having the blood of the "creators" of the world, which supposedly makes them divine by nature. The sad part is that they are completely outside the law, meaning their actions cannot be punished, and worse yet, attacking them is considered to be a crime of the worst sort -- enough that if they so desire, they can send an ''[[TheDreaded admiral]]'' after you.

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** No matter how idealistic or romantic a world may be at first, once the corruption of the World Government became prominent in the storyline, ''One Piece'' struggled really hard to not cross the CrapsackWorld line. First came Smoker's unearned promotion to cover up the fact that a rogue privateer of theirs was defeated by pirates, something that ''really'' pissed Smoker off because of its MedalOfDishonor nature. Then came Robin's backstory, wherein she gained a huge bounty at the age of ''eight'' for no other reason than that she could read the Poneglyphs, effectively ruining any chance of her living a normal life and forcing her on the run for ''twenty years''. Though those can be (weakly) justified and one could accuse the World Government at the very least being ''mildly'' corrupt (or at least, no more corrupt than RealLife governments today). Then came Sabaody, which introduced the Celestial Dragons, the descendants of those who created the World Government, and the "rulers" of the world. Once ''they'' came into the picture, one can honestly say the World Government is evil. They blatantly disregard the law, shooting people who even ''slightly'' irritate them, parading their slaves around with without batting an eyelash, when slavery was supposedly abolished ''two hundred years ago'', and giving no other excuse for their actions than simply having the blood of the "creators" of the world, which supposedly makes them divine by nature. The sad part is that they are completely outside the law, meaning their actions cannot be punished, and worse yet, attacking them is considered to be a crime of the worst sort -- enough that if they so desire, they can send an ''[[TheDreaded admiral]]'' after you.
14th Jun '16 4:02:05 AM Dravencour
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** ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'' has [[spoiler: the Institute:]] a beautiful scientific haven where some of America's best and brightest work on technological wonders that could help restore humanity to its former glory. [[spoiler: Too bad they also kidnap innocent wastelanders and replace them with robotic clones, enslave and mind-wipe free thinking synths, consider anyone not part of the Institute to be ignorant savages at best and vermin at worst, and enforce their will through violence and oppression. They also plan to destroy an enormous Brotherhood of Steel airship filled with hundreds of men, women and children, as well as kill everyone in the Railroad.]]
** There's also Covenant, a small, peaceful settlement that can only be entered after taking a short and easy test. It has excellent security from the dangers of the wasteland, pristine houses, cheerful residents and even a robot giving away free lemonade! The player character can remark that it looks almost Pre-War, and every resident will gladly tell you how great a town it is to live in. [[spoiler: It turns out the settlement is nothing more than a front designed to lure in wastelanders and determine whether they are synthetic or not. ‘Failing’ the entrance test will result in you being branded a synth, kidnapped and dragged away to a nearby facility for interrogation and brutal torture.]]

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** ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'' has [[spoiler: the Institute:]] a beautiful scientific haven where some of America's best and brightest work on technological wonders that could help restore humanity to its former glory. [[spoiler: Too bad they also kidnap innocent wastelanders and replace them with robotic clones, experiment on them with the Forced Evolutionary Virus (creating the Super Mutants), enslave and mind-wipe free thinking synths, consider anyone not part of the Institute to be ignorant savages at best and vermin at worst, and enforce their will through violence and oppression. They also plan to destroy an enormous Brotherhood of Steel airship filled with hundreds of men, women and children, as well as kill everyone in the Railroad.]]
** There's also Covenant, a small, peaceful settlement that can only be entered after taking a short and easy test. It has excellent security from the dangers of the wasteland, pristine houses, cheerful residents and even a robot giving away free lemonade! The player character can remark that it looks almost Pre-War, and every resident will gladly tell you how great a town it is to live in. [[spoiler: It turns out the settlement is nothing more than a front designed to lure in wastelanders and determine whether they are synthetic synths or not. ‘Failing’ the entrance test will result in you being branded a synth, kidnapped and dragged away to a nearby facility for interrogation and brutal torture.]]



** ''[[VideoGame/MassEffect1 Mass Effect]]'' is on the whole a relatively upbeat game; you spend most of the time wandering around in nice bright shiny places and [[BlackAndWhiteMorality fighting pretty clearly evil monsters while most everyone else was on your side]]. Then ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' comes along and gives us insight into all sorts of BodyHorror and MindRape associated with [[EldritchAbomination the Reapers]], [[ObstructiveBureaucrat the politicians]] have all decided you are a panic-monger and not worth listening to or supporting, and the Reapers are on their way. Your companions are [[ArmyOfThievesAndWhores thieves, mercenaries, thugs,]] [[RagtagBunchOfMisfits assassins, vigilantes,]] [[MadScientist mad scientists]], [[OptionalPartyMember serial killers]], [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg and]] [[TheWoobie Tali]], and your only support while preparing for what is likely a SuicideMission comes from a notorious [[FantasticRacism human-supremacist]] terrorist group. Good luck.

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** ''[[VideoGame/MassEffect1 Mass Effect]]'' is on the whole a relatively upbeat game; you spend most of the time wandering around in nice bright shiny places and [[BlackAndWhiteMorality fighting pretty clearly evil monsters while most everyone else was on your side]]. Then ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' comes along and gives us insight into all sorts of BodyHorror and MindRape associated with [[EldritchAbomination the Reapers]], [[ObstructiveBureaucrat the politicians]] have all decided you are a panic-monger fearmonger and not worth listening to or supporting, and the Reapers are on their way. Your companions are [[ArmyOfThievesAndWhores thieves, mercenaries, thugs,]] [[RagtagBunchOfMisfits assassins, vigilantes,]] [[MadScientist mad scientists]], [[OptionalPartyMember serial killers]], [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg and]] [[TheWoobie Tali]], and your only support while preparing for what is likely a SuicideMission comes from a notorious [[FantasticRacism human-supremacist]] terrorist group. Good luck.
14th Jun '16 3:53:59 AM Dravencour
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* ''Film/{{Serenity}}'' shows a failed version to attempt one of these, the Alliance's professed vision of the civilization they want to create and the means that they are willing to employ to reach it, because UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans. Only the aftermath of the creation of this "perfect world" is seen, and all that remains is abandoned buildings, corpses of people who became so docile that they laid down and died, and [[CannibalTribe Reavers]].

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* ''Film/{{Serenity}}'' shows has Miranda, a planet that was a failed version to attempt one of these, at creating a utopia by dosing the Alliance's professed vision of population with a chemical designed to curb their violent impulses with the civilization they want to create and the means that they are willing to employ to reach it, because UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans. Only the aftermath ultimate aim of the creation of doing this "perfect world" to every world. The result is seen, and all that remains is a ghost-planet filled with abandoned buildings, the corpses of people who became so docile because of the aforementioned chemical that they laid down and died, and [[CannibalTribe Reavers]].those who had the exact opposite reaction to the chemical, becoming the cannibalistic and psychopathically violent Reavers.
14th Jun '16 3:41:37 AM Dravencour
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* In ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'', an already dark and depressing series, we meet [[KillerRabbit Rosine]], a DarkMagicalGirl who transformed a crater's valley in a realm for elves filled with birds, butterflies, flowers and evergreen meadows. But, for being young and apparently harmless, Rosine is an Apostle. And before long, we see that her elves' favorite hobbies includes playing war. And not only do they happily slaughter one another, [[spoiler:they also like to use their insect-like appendages to skewer one another in the ass]]. And that's not even mentioning [[NauseaFuel the way they are created]].

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* In ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'', an already dark and depressing series, we meet [[KillerRabbit Rosine]], a DarkMagicalGirl who transformed a crater's valley in a realm for elves filled with birds, butterflies, flowers and evergreen meadows. But, for being young and apparently harmless, Rosine is an Apostle. And before long, we see that her elves' favorite hobbies includes playing war. And not only do they happily slaughter one another, [[spoiler:they also like to use their insect-like appendages to skewer one another in the ass]]. And that's not even mentioning how they're created from human children she kidnaps, or [[NauseaFuel the way they said elves are created]].
13th Jun '16 7:07:56 PM M84
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* 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, a mysterious HumongousMecha that repeatedly attacks a country for no apparent reason, and crime and terrorism are still serious problems. It's becoming increasingly clear that the disbanded Overwatch is still very much needed.
12th Jun '16 2:46:29 PM thatmadork
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* Bretonnia in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}''. A bucolic feudal kingdom ruled by knights in shining armor - where peasants are bound to turf with 90% taxation rate and knights may kill their serfs for merely laying a gaze on the knight's pegasus.

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* Bretonnia in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}''. A bucolic feudal kingdom ruled by with idyllic countryside, Disney-esque castles, knights in shining armor - armour and princesses in colourful dresses, Bretonnia looks like heaven on earth compared to the grim and less romanticised Empire to the immediate east. Bretonnia is also home to an almost unbelievably oppressive and brutal feudal system where peasants the vast majority of the population toil away in practically inescapable poverty, the nobility are bound to turf with 90% taxation rate meanwhile regarded as infallible and control almost every single aspect of their lives, knights may can kill their serfs for merely laying a gaze pretty much any reason they feel like (such as daring to lay eyes on their prized Pegasus), and the knight's pegasus.local religion is a cult dedicated to a "Lady of the Lake" who is more a Lovecraftian horror than an Arthurian legend and also known for kidnapping small children with magical ability - the girls come back as priestesses, and the boys, [[AdultFear well nobody really knows honestly what happens to them]].
8th Jun '16 11:34:23 PM gewunomox
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* ''[[Series/WonderWoman Wonder Woman TV Series]]'': Queen Hippolyte claims [[HiddenElfVillage Paradise Island]] is an Utopia because is a LadyLand. (No men means no wars, no greed, no barbaric... masculine behavior). They also are an AdvancedAncientAcropolis of {{Immortal}}s. Once Princess Diana [[GenderRarityValue has seen a man for the first time, she dares to disagree:]] Paradise Island is a Crapsaccharine World because the very same reason.

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* ''[[Series/WonderWoman Wonder Woman TV Series]]'': Queen Hippolyte claims [[HiddenElfVillage Paradise Island]] is an Utopia because is a LadyLand. (No men means no wars, no greed, no barbaric... masculine behavior). They also are an AdvancedAncientAcropolis of {{Immortal}}s.[[{{Immortality}} immortals]]. Once Princess Diana [[GenderRarityValue has seen a man for the first time, she dares to disagree:]] Paradise Island is a Crapsaccharine World because the very same reason.
7th Jun '16 4:42:49 PM SamTheAwesome
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* In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' fanfic ''Fanfic/TheLastGreatTimeWar'', the outermost Time Lord colony seemingly becomes a peaceful utopia. In reality, it's an illusion created by the [[EldritchAbomination Horde of Travesties]] to lure in victims so they can [[AFateWorseThanDeath]] devour their timelines.

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* In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' fanfic ''Fanfic/TheLastGreatTimeWar'', the outermost Time Lord colony seemingly becomes a peaceful utopia. In reality, it's an illusion created by the [[EldritchAbomination Horde of Travesties]] to lure in victims so they can [[AFateWorseThanDeath]] [[AFateWorseThanDeath devour their timelines.]]
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