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10th Jun '18 8:48:55 AM nombretomado
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* The ''Franchise/{{Fallout}}'' universe in general is this. Capitalists vs Communists got so out of hand that both sides became extremist caricatures and the world got nuked over real good.

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* The ''Franchise/{{Fallout}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'' universe in general is this. Capitalists vs Communists got so out of hand that both sides became extremist caricatures and the world got nuked over real good.
17th Mar '18 4:51:38 AM Paranoia
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* ''Series/DoctorWho'' gives us Gallifrey, home of the Time Lords, as a ''planet-wide'' example of this trope. As early as the classic serial ''The Deadly Assassin'', Gallifrey was established as having fallen into decadence and corruption long ago. By the end of the Time War, the Time Lord High Council had tried to destroy the time-space continuum to save their sorry hides. In hopeless desperation, the Doctor actually set out to destroy Gallifrey for the good of the rest of the universe. Fortunately, he decided at the last minute to shunt Gallifrey into a PocketDimension instead.

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'' gives us Gallifrey, home of the Time Lords, as a ''planet-wide'' example of this trope. As early as the classic serial ''The Deadly Assassin'', Gallifrey was established as having fallen into decadence and corruption long ago. By the end of the Time War, the Time Lord High Council had tried to destroy the time-space continuum to save their sorry hides. In hopeless desperation, the Doctor actually set out to destroy Gallifrey for the good of the rest of the universe. [[spoiler: Fortunately, he decided and a pair of his future regenerations figured out at the last minute how to shunt Gallifrey into a PocketDimension instead.instead, protecting the rest of the universe ''and'' the remaining innocent lives (re: children and other civilians) on the planet.]]
28th Feb '18 1:56:46 PM Carliro
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* This was the state of "the cities of Man" in ''Anime/TheAnimatrix'', which lead to the creation of robot slaves that since rebelled. It doesn't really factor into the plot, though; [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters mankind's]] chief characteristic is hatred rather than self-indulgence.
20th Nov '17 3:52:18 AM Shadowgazer
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* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'': In the decades preceding the game, the Pitt, formerly the industrial giant Pittsburgh, was a lawless PollutedWasteland inhabited by rape gangs, raiders, slavers, and various horrific mutants. Upon discovering the city, Lyons' chapter of the Brotherhood of Steel initiated the Scourge, which wiped out most of the population except for a few unmutated children who were placed into initiate training, one of which was Paladin Kodiak. After being left for dead in an explosion and rescued by scavengers, [[TinTyrant Paladin Ashur]] became the leader of the city.
* Nipton from ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' was populated by gamblers, thieves and prostitutes, until the Legion laid waste to the town and executed or enslaved the residents.


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** ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'': In the decades preceding the game, the Pitt, formerly the industrial giant Pittsburgh, was a lawless PollutedWasteland inhabited by rape gangs, raiders, slavers, and various horrific mutants. Upon discovering the city, Lyons' chapter of the Brotherhood of Steel initiated the Scourge, which wiped out most of the population except for a few unmutated children who were placed into initiate training, one of which was Paladin Kodiak. After being left for dead in an explosion and rescued by scavengers, [[TinTyrant Paladin Ashur]] became the leader of the city.
** Nipton from ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' was populated by gamblers, thieves and prostitutes, until the Legion laid waste to the town and executed or enslaved the residents.
3rd Nov '17 10:08:47 PM Lawman592
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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ys The sunken city of Ys]] in French folklore and Myth/CelticMythology. It was built below sea level and surrounded by a dike with a gate that was opened to allow access for ships during low tide. Ys was destroyed by being sunk under the waves as punishment for the [[EvilPrincess Princess]] [[RoyalBrat Dahut-Ahès's]] and the other inhabitants' debauchery. (Although, in one version of the legend, Ys sank as a result of the Princess Dahut-Ahès [[AlcoholInducedIdiocy getting drunk]] [[WhatAnIdiot and opening the gate at high tide during a storm]].)

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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ys The sunken city of Ys]] in French folklore and Myth/CelticMythology. It was built below sea level and surrounded by a dike with a gate that was opened to allow access for ships during low tide. Ys was destroyed by being sunk under the waves as punishment for the [[EvilPrincess [[TheEvilPrincess Princess]] [[RoyalBrat Dahut-Ahès's]] and the other inhabitants' debauchery. (Although, in one version of the legend, Ys sank as a result of the Princess Dahut-Ahès [[AlcoholInducedIdiocy getting drunk]] [[WhatAnIdiot and opening the gate at high tide during a storm]].)
3rd Nov '17 10:06:42 PM Lawman592
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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ys The sunken city of Ys]] in French folklore and Myth/CelticMythology. It was built below sea level and surrounded by a dike with a gate that was opened to allow access for ships during low tide. Ys was destroyed by being sunk under the waves as punishment for the [[AristocratsAreEvil Princess]] [[RoyalBrat Dahut-Ahès's]] and the other inhabitants' debauchery. (Although, in one version of the legend, Ys sank as a result of the Princess Dahut-Ahès [[AlcoholInducedIdiocy getting drunk]] [[WhatAnIdiot and opening the gate at high tide during a storm]].)

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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ys The sunken city of Ys]] in French folklore and Myth/CelticMythology. It was built below sea level and surrounded by a dike with a gate that was opened to allow access for ships during low tide. Ys was destroyed by being sunk under the waves as punishment for the [[AristocratsAreEvil [[EvilPrincess Princess]] [[RoyalBrat Dahut-Ahès's]] and the other inhabitants' debauchery. (Although, in one version of the legend, Ys sank as a result of the Princess Dahut-Ahès [[AlcoholInducedIdiocy getting drunk]] [[WhatAnIdiot and opening the gate at high tide during a storm]].)
3rd Nov '17 8:31:05 AM Malady
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* ''Fanfic/{{Quizzical}}'' plays on this in ''The Basements of Doom'', where the treasureless lost city is just lost because it's in a dangerous area, and people just moved away.
18th Aug '17 4:58:05 AM Piccolosaur
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* In the film ''Film/KungFuHustle'' by Steven Chow, Chow plays a petty thief-lockpicker named Sing initiate of a vicious triad named the "Hatchet Gang". Sing intialy tries to intimidate the tenants of a Slum tennament block nick named the "Pig sty alley". Little did Sing know, that most of the residents are skilled martial artists including the landlady and her husband. Who don't take kindly to Sing or his gangster friends. They culminate into an epic battle in which much of the apartment block is destroyed through super natural means.
24th Jun '17 1:33:16 PM nombretomado
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* The DoctorWho fanfic ''Fanfic/TheLastGreatTimeWar'' shows Gallifrey becoming this as the Time War progresses.

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* The DoctorWho ''Series/DoctorWho'' fanfic ''Fanfic/TheLastGreatTimeWar'' shows Gallifrey becoming this as the Time War progresses.
9th Jun '17 5:47:56 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Numenor#History Númenor]] in Creator/JRRTolkien's ''Literature/TheSilmarillion''. After Sauron is taken captive by the Númenóreans, he takes on a role as TheCorrupter, and by the time he's done Númenor was so corrupt that it had become an militarily expansionist EvilEmpire that treated its conquered peoples as slave chattel ([[{{Irony}} and it was this horrible treatment that drove many Easterling and Haradrim groups to side with Sauron later on]]), Melkor (a.k.a. [[{{Satan}} Morgoth]]) [[ReligionOfEvil worship]] went so far as to include regular HumanSacrifice, and pretty much nobody among the populace save for the few dissenters who escaped being sacrificed batted an eye when TheEmperor Ar-Pharazôn decided to [[VillainousIncest marry his first cousin against her will]]. The final straw was when Sauron tricks them into sailing to Valinor and violating the Ban on setting foot there. As a result, the Valar call upon Eru Ilúvatar and he destroys Númenor with a giant wave, sinking it beneath the sea.

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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Numenor#History Númenor]] in Creator/JRRTolkien's ''Literature/TheSilmarillion''. After Sauron is taken captive by the Númenóreans, he takes on a role as TheCorrupter, and by the time he's done Númenor was so corrupt that it had become an militarily expansionist EvilEmpire that treated its conquered peoples as [[SlaveryIsASpecialKindOfEvil slave chattel chattel]] ([[{{Irony}} and it was this horrible treatment that drove many Easterling and Haradrim groups to side with Sauron later on]]), Melkor (a.k.a. [[{{Satan}} Morgoth]]) [[ReligionOfEvil worship]] went so far as to include regular HumanSacrifice, and pretty much nobody among the populace save for the few dissenters who escaped being sacrificed batted an eye when TheEmperor Ar-Pharazôn decided to [[VillainousIncest marry his first cousin against her will]]. The final straw was when Sauron tricks them into sailing to Valinor and violating the Ban on setting foot there. As a result, the Valar call upon Eru Ilúvatar and he destroys Númenor with a giant wave, sinking it beneath the sea.
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