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22nd Nov '16 8:28:14 AM ManiacalEmu
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* The first season of [[Star Trek: The Next Generation]] has civilians wearing togas and a future Paris with crystal spire like buildings. Very quickly this look was abandoned for the industrial look that the rest of the franchise has embraced.
14th Nov '16 6:03:18 AM ChronoLegion
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* This is the Psilon aesthetic in ''VideoGame/MasterOfOrion: Conquer the Stars''. Their leader, the Controller, is shown wearing robes in a brightly-lit room curved room with plenty of windows and some strange glowing contraption spinning in the center. The music is decidedly New-Agey. Even the Controller's voice is a soothing baritone. This is clearly designed to portray their Ivory Tower society, where scientific pursuit is all that matters.

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* This is the Psilon aesthetic in ''VideoGame/MasterOfOrion: Conquer the Stars''. Their leader, the Controller, is shown wearing robes in a brightly-lit room curved room with plenty of windows and some strange glowing contraption spinning in the center. The music is decidedly New-Agey. Even the Controller's voice is a soothing baritone.baritone (courtesy of Creator/TroyBaker). This is clearly designed to portray their Ivory Tower society, where scientific pursuit is all that matters.
14th Nov '16 5:59:38 AM ChronoLegion
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* This is the Psilon aesthetic in ''VideoGame/MasterOfOrion: Conquer the Stars''. Their leader, the Controller, is shown wearing robes in a brightly-lit room curved room with plenty of windows and some strange glowing contraption spinning in the center. The music is decidedly New-Agey. Even the Controller's voice is a soothing baritone.

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* This is the Psilon aesthetic in ''VideoGame/MasterOfOrion: Conquer the Stars''. Their leader, the Controller, is shown wearing robes in a brightly-lit room curved room with plenty of windows and some strange glowing contraption spinning in the center. The music is decidedly New-Agey. Even the Controller's voice is a soothing baritone. This is clearly designed to portray their Ivory Tower society, where scientific pursuit is all that matters.
14th Nov '16 5:58:45 AM ChronoLegion
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* This is the Psilon aesthetic in ''VideoGame/MasterOfOrion: Conquer the Stars''. Their leader, the Controller, is shown wearing robes in a brightly-lit room curved room with plenty of windows and some strange glowing contraption spinning in the center. The music is decidedly New-Agey. Even the Controller's voice is a soothing baritone.
14th Nov '16 5:56:05 AM ChronoLegion
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* {{Atlantis}} in ''[[Literature/Magic20 Magic 2.0]]'' is a gleaming city made out of a single piece of diamond and ruled over by robed Sorceresses. Everything is shiny and made of some crystalline mineral, mostly to be easier to control, since any non-monolithic substance tends to break apart when manipulated by a time traveler due to the fact that the [[RewritingReality reality program]] considers it to be separate objects. The city was created by a female time traveler using a macro she designed that basically works like a nano-scale 3D printer.

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* {{Atlantis}} in ''[[Literature/Magic20 Magic 2.0]]'' is a gleaming city made out of a single piece of diamond and ruled over by robed Sorceresses. Everything is shiny and made of some crystalline mineral, mostly to be easier to control, since any non-monolithic substance tends to break apart when manipulated by a time traveler due to the fact that the [[RewritingReality reality program]] considers it to be separate objects. The city was created by a female time traveler using a macro she designed that basically works like a nano-scale 3D printer. Sorceresses and other inhabitants typically move around the city using levitating platforms.
14th Nov '16 5:54:44 AM ChronoLegion
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* {{Atlantis}} in ''Literature/{{Magic 2.0}}'' is a gleaming city made out of a single piece of diamond and ruled over by robed Sorceresses. Everything is shiny and made of some crystalline mineral, mostly to be easier to control, since any non-monolithic substance tends to break apart when manipulated by a time traveler due to the fact that the [[RewritingReality reality program]] considers it to be separate objects. The city was created by a female time traveler using a macro she designed that basically works like a nano-scale 3D printer.

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* {{Atlantis}} in ''Literature/{{Magic ''[[Literature/Magic20 Magic 2.0}}'' 0]]'' is a gleaming city made out of a single piece of diamond and ruled over by robed Sorceresses. Everything is shiny and made of some crystalline mineral, mostly to be easier to control, since any non-monolithic substance tends to break apart when manipulated by a time traveler due to the fact that the [[RewritingReality reality program]] considers it to be separate objects. The city was created by a female time traveler using a macro she designed that basically works like a nano-scale 3D printer.
14th Nov '16 5:54:23 AM ChronoLegion
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* {{Atlantis}} in ''Literature/{{Magic 2.0}}'' is a gleaming city made out of a single piece of diamond and ruled over by robed Sorceresses. Everything is shiny and made of some crystalline mineral, mostly to be easier to control, since any non-monolithic substance tends to break apart when manipulated by a time traveler due to the fact that the [[RewritingReality reality program]] considers it to be separate objects. The city was created by a female time traveler using a macro she designed that basically works like a nano-scale 3D printer.
4th Oct '16 5:27:41 PM nombretomado
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* Subverted in ''EveOnline''. The [[http://www.eve-online.com/background/potw/10-03-06.asp Crystal Boulevard]] in Caille on Gallente Prime is a region near the nexus of the city where every structure, and even the ground itself, is made out of specially nanofabricated crystal. Its actual purpose? A nigh-invulnerable command bunker in case of orbital bombardment. The only way to disable the planetary government and military command would be to pulverise the entire city so thoroughly that it would constitute an unconscionable war crime and throw galactic opinion overwhelmingly against the attackers.

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* Subverted in ''EveOnline''.''VideoGame/EveOnline''. The [[http://www.eve-online.com/background/potw/10-03-06.asp Crystal Boulevard]] in Caille on Gallente Prime is a region near the nexus of the city where every structure, and even the ground itself, is made out of specially nanofabricated crystal. Its actual purpose? A nigh-invulnerable command bunker in case of orbital bombardment. The only way to disable the planetary government and military command would be to pulverise the entire city so thoroughly that it would constitute an unconscionable war crime and throw galactic opinion overwhelmingly against the attackers.
27th Sep '16 11:38:42 PM everlasting
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* ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' had the Silver Millennium in the distant past and Crystal [[TokyoIsTheCenterOfTheUniverse Tokyo]] in the distant future, though neither are shown with Togas. We mostly see the Royalty and Soldiers, which consist of a PimpedOutDress and Sailor Suits respectively for the women, and a Suit/Vaguely Medieval Armour and a vaguely military uniform, both apparently based on boy's school uniforms, for the men

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* ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' had the Silver Millennium in the distant past and Crystal [[TokyoIsTheCenterOfTheUniverse Tokyo]] in the distant future, though neither are shown with Togas.[[note]] Princess Serenity's dress though was inspired by the Palladium Dress by Christian Dior, which was designed to look like an Ancient Greek column[[/note]]. We mostly see the Royalty and Soldiers, which consist of a PimpedOutDress and Sailor Suits respectively for the women, and a Suit/Vaguely Medieval Armour and a vaguely military uniform, both apparently based on boy's school uniforms, for the men
19th Sep '16 8:33:58 AM Morgenthaler
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* Deconstructed in ''[[{{Nightside}} Paths Not Taken]]'', in which Lilith's idealized vision of a city resembles this trope, but anyone who's actually ''lived'' in a city can see that she's failed to take logistics into account. It's big on the crystal spires, fountains, and other frills, but lacking in such necessary amenities as sewers.
* The Elderling civilization in ''RealmOfTheElderlings'' seems to have been like this before being destroyed by a natural disaster.

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* Deconstructed in ''[[{{Nightside}} ''[[Literature/{{Nightside}} Paths Not Taken]]'', in which Lilith's idealized vision of a city resembles this trope, but anyone who's actually ''lived'' in a city can see that she's failed to take logistics into account. It's big on the crystal spires, fountains, and other frills, but lacking in such necessary amenities as sewers.
* The Elderling civilization in ''RealmOfTheElderlings'' ''Literature/RealmOfTheElderlings'' seems to have been like this before being destroyed by a natural disaster.
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