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* ''Film/DoubleDragon'' is set in a post major earthquake LA. It is by crime and the police don't go out at night. Good thing all this is ''PlayedForComedy''.

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* ''Film/DoubleDragon'' is set in a post major earthquake LA. It is by crime and so crimeridden that the police don't go out at night. Good thing all this is ''PlayedForComedy''.
12th May '16 3:23:43 AM damus2300
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* ''Film/EscapeFromNewYork'' and it's quasi-sequel ''Film/EscapeFromLA'' are both about major cities becoming [[WretchedHive overrun by crime]] after the equally corrupt government abandoned them after a major disaster.
* ''Film/DoubleDragon'' is set in a post major earthquake LA. It is by crime and the police don't go out at night. Good thing all this is ''PlayedForComedy''.
12th May '16 3:11:22 AM damus2300
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* ''Film/{{Equilibrium}}'' features a future where human emotion has been outlawed in an effort to stop another disastrous war from coming to pass. [[GovernmentDrugEnforcement Emotion is kept in check by a drug called Prozium]], anything inducive of emotion is destroyed ([[CulturePolice books, movies, music, art]] and [[KickTheDog cute little dogs]]), and "sense offenders" who refuse to take the drug are terminated with extreme prejudice by the [[FacelessGoons Sweepers]] and the [[BadassLongcoat Grammaton Clerics]].

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* ''Film/{{Equilibrium}}'' features a future where human emotion has been outlawed in an effort to stop another disastrous war from coming to pass. [[GovernmentDrugEnforcement Emotion is kept in check by a drug called Prozium]], anything inducive of emotion is destroyed ([[CulturePolice books, movies, music, art]] and [[KickTheDog cute little dogs]]), and "sense offenders" who refuse to take the drug are terminated with extreme prejudice by the [[FacelessGoons Sweepers]] and the [[BadassLongcoat Grammaton Clerics]].prejudice.
12th May '16 3:09:37 AM damus2300
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* ''Film/{{Equilibrium}}'' is set in a world where the population is required to take a drug that suppresses emotion. Those addicted to it become unfeeling monsters. Those who stop taking it have emotional breakdowns thanks to never being able to properly deal with bad things that happen to them.
11th May '16 3:51:52 AM damus2300
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* ''MaxHeadroom''.

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* ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' has envisioned some very unpleasant future worlds. Most notable is the world of "The Obsolete Man" where anyone the state deems obsolete (ie, anyone it doesn't like) is disposed of.
10th May '16 7:41:53 PM damus2300
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* In ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', [[FanNickname the Gaang]] arrives in the 'Promised City' Ba Sing Se, the supposed last 'free' place from the Fire Nation after 100 years of war, only to find out that it's "just a bunch of walls and rules", which surpresses its inhabitants more efficiently than the Fire Nation ever could (to the point of brainwashing everyone who dares to mention that there's a ''century-long'' war going on in the ''whole world'' outside the walls).

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* In ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''
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[[FanNickname the The Gaang]] arrives in the 'Promised City' Ba Sing Se, the supposed last 'free' place from the Fire Nation after 100 years of war, only to find out that it's "just a bunch of walls and rules", which surpresses suppresses its inhabitants more efficiently than the Fire Nation ever could (to the point of brainwashing everyone who dares to mention that there's a ''century-long'' war going on in the ''whole world'' outside the walls).walls).
** The Fire Nation itself is revealed to be this. The people are actually quite friendly but they are ruled by a militaristic regime whose leader is continuing his father's obsession with taking over the world.
10th May '16 7:38:14 PM damus2300
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* ''Film/KinDzaDza''.

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* The planet Camazotz from ''Literature/AWrinkleInTime'' is another children's lit example.
* [[Creator/KeyVisualArts Key/Visual Arts]] did a kinetic novel in this vein, called ''VisualNovel/{{planetarian}}''.

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* %%* The planet Camazotz from ''Literature/AWrinkleInTime'' is another children's lit example.
* %%* [[Creator/KeyVisualArts Key/Visual Arts]] did a kinetic novel in this vein, called ''VisualNovel/{{planetarian}}''.



* In ''Literature/TheActsOfCaine'' it's one half of the setting. The other half is DarkFantasy.
* ''Literature/MidnightWorld'' trilogy by Alexander Yang.

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* %%* In ''Literature/TheActsOfCaine'' it's one half of the setting. The other half is DarkFantasy.
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* ''Literature/TheLeonardRegime''

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* ''Literature/BattleRoyale'' is set in a Dystopian Japan where the regime gets teenagers to kill each other in televised death games. This cows the population and helps solve the delinquency problem, in theory.



* The AlternateUniverse in the ''Series/RedDwarf'' episode "Back to Reality".

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* Many alternate universes in ''Series/{{Sliders}}''.

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* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' has Candace traveling into a BadFuture where busting her brothers in the pilot episode somehow snowballed into [[TyrantTakesTheHelm Doofenschmirtz taking over the world]].
10th May '16 3:06:38 AM damus2300
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* ''ComicBook/InvaderZim'' takes this hellish dystopia of a canceled TV cartoon and turns it into a paperback nightmare world, which there’s no waking.
10th May '16 3:02:31 AM damus2300
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* ''Film/{{Equilibrium}}'' is set in a world where the population is required to take a drug that suppresses emotion. Those addicted to it become unfeeling monsters. Those who stop taking it have emotional breakdowns thanks to never being too properly deal with bad things that happen to them.

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* ''Film/{{Equilibrium}}'' is set in a world where the population is required to take a drug that suppresses emotion. Those addicted to it become unfeeling monsters. Those who stop taking it have emotional breakdowns thanks to never being too able to properly deal with bad things that happen to them.
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* ''Film/{{Equilibrium}}'' is set in a world where the population is required to take a drug that suppresses emotion. Those addicted to it become unfeeling monsters. Those who stop taking it have emotional breakdowns thanks to never being too properly deal with bad things that happen to them.
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