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28th Feb '16 10:08:56 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''[[Literature/NineteenEightyFour 1984]]'' features a man in an oppressive dystopia finding a small measure of freedom, only to lose it when the secret police catch him.

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* ''[[Literature/NineteenEightyFour 1984]]'' ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour'' features a man in an oppressive dystopia finding a small measure of freedom, only to lose it when the secret police catch him.



* ''TheWire'' does this, albeit in a more nuanced manner than most - the failure of systems, and conflict between individual and group interests, are major themes of the story.

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* ''TheWire'' ''Series/TheWire'' does this, albeit in a more nuanced manner than most - the failure of systems, and conflict between individual and group interests, are major themes of the story.
28th Mar '15 11:31:10 AM Morgenthaler
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* Also parodied in DontBeAMenaceToSouthCentralWhileDrinkingYourJuiceInTheHood, which has an actual random white guy running around the hood, doing everything he can to keep the black man down, to the point where he shoots one of the main characters friends to keep him out of college.

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* Also parodied in DontBeAMenaceToSouthCentralWhileDrinkingYourJuiceInTheHood, ''Film/DontBeAMenaceToSouthCentralWhileDrinkingYourJuiceInTheHood'', which has an actual random white guy running around the hood, doing everything he can to keep the black man down, to the point where he shoots one of the main characters friends to keep him out of college.
7th Feb '15 1:15:21 PM Someoneman
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* Uwe Boll thinks this is why his films [[VideoGameMoviesSuck do poorly]], though it's more because he is GiftedlyBad than anything else.
24th Jan '15 8:45:43 AM TheUnsquished
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* Zahard's monarchy in ''TowerOfGod''. It especially has a tendency to go against Irregulars and princesses in love.



* In ''{{Sinfest}}'', [[http://www.sinfest.net/archive_page.php?comicID=2668 Lil' E accuses Jesus of being a tool for this. Jesus ignores him. Lil' E is annoyed.]]

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* In ''{{Sinfest}}'', ''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}'', [[http://www.sinfest.net/archive_page.php?comicID=2668 Lil' E accuses Jesus of being a tool for this. Jesus ignores him. Lil' E is annoyed.]]
* Zahard's monarchy in ''Webcomic/TowerOfGod''. It especially has a tendency to go against Irregulars and princesses in love.
14th Aug '14 2:30:30 PM SilentStranger
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* Also parodied in DontBeAMenaceToSouthCentralWhileDrinkingYourJuiceInTheHood, which has an actual random white guy running around the hood, doing everything he can to keep the black man down, to the point where he shoots one of the main characters friends to keep him out of college.
3rd Aug '14 7:14:38 PM Eagal
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3rd Aug '14 7:13:02 PM Eagal
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Your heroes have been working themselves to the bone. Victory is in sight! But what's this? [[TheEmpire Oppressive]] [[CorruptCorporateExecutive forces]] [[AncientConspiracy outside]] [[ShootTheShaggyDog their]] [[HiddenAgendaVillain control]] [[TheOmniscientCouncilOfVagueness have]] [[BigBad undermined]] [[UltimateEvil their]] plans.

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Your heroes have been working themselves to the bone. Victory is in sight! But what's this? [[TheEmpire Oppressive]] [[CorruptCorporateExecutive forces]] [[AncientConspiracy outside]] [[ShootTheShaggyDog their]] [[HiddenAgendaVillain control]] forces [[TheOmniscientCouncilOfVagueness have]] [[BigBad undermined]] [[UltimateEvil their]] plans.
outside their control]] have [[ShootTheShaggyDog undermined their plans]].
26th Jul '14 8:21:37 PM mlyfy
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Your heroes have been working themselves to the bone. Victory is in sight! But what's this? [[TheEmpire Oppressive]] [[CorruptCorporateExecutive forces]] [[AncientConspiracy outside]] [[ShootTheShaggyDog their]] [[HiddenAgendaVillain control]] [[TheOmniscientCouncilOfVagueness have]] [[BigBad undermined]] [[UltimateEvil their]] [[SchoolgirlLesbians plans]].

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Your heroes have been working themselves to the bone. Victory is in sight! But what's this? [[TheEmpire Oppressive]] [[CorruptCorporateExecutive forces]] [[AncientConspiracy outside]] [[ShootTheShaggyDog their]] [[HiddenAgendaVillain control]] [[TheOmniscientCouncilOfVagueness have]] [[BigBad undermined]] [[UltimateEvil their]] [[SchoolgirlLesbians plans]].
plans.
23rd Jun '14 6:39:44 AM LentilSandEater
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* The French film ''Film/{{Z}}'' does this well, portraying the work of an unnamed junta taking power in an unnamed European country... but the Greek government that prompted the movie's creation is always mentioned in the same sentence when the film is described.
** Well, Costa Gavras doesn't really hide which country this film is set in. Though the country is unnamed it is very visibly Greece and most of the main characters and events follow the history of the period leading up to the military coup. In this regards it is similar to 'Missing', by the same director, which is set in Chile, though never stated, and they even mention a few of the cities (including Santiago and Valparaiso).

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* The French film ''Film/{{Z}}'' does this well, portraying the work of an unnamed junta taking power in an unnamed European country... but the Greek government that prompted the movie's creation is always mentioned in the same sentence when the film is described.
** Well, Costa Gavras doesn't really hide which country this film is set in. Though the country is unnamed it is very visibly Greece and most of the main characters and events follow the history of the period leading up to the military coup.
described. In this regards it is similar to 'Missing', by the same director, which is set in Chile, though never stated, and they even mention a few of the cities (including Santiago and Valparaiso).
13th Apr '14 11:00:58 PM erforce
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* Parodied in ''UndercoverBrother'', in which there really ''is'' a '[[TheMan Man]]' who is keeping African-Americans as second-class citizens and controls a [[GovernmentConspiracy massive secret organisation]] devoted to this purpose. Also parodied with 'Conspiracy Brother', a parody of black activists who often goes on rants of this nature; however, he's also spectacularly ill-informed, liable to fly off the handle at the slightest provocation and construe ''[[EverythingIsRacist anything]]'' as being part of a conspiracy to keep black people down regardless of how innocent or nakedly ludicrous it really is, and really rather stupid.

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* Parodied in ''UndercoverBrother'', ''Film/UndercoverBrother'', in which there really ''is'' a '[[TheMan Man]]' who is keeping African-Americans as second-class citizens and controls a [[GovernmentConspiracy massive secret organisation]] devoted to this purpose. Also parodied with 'Conspiracy Brother', a parody of black activists who often goes on rants of this nature; however, he's also spectacularly ill-informed, liable to fly off the handle at the slightest provocation and construe ''[[EverythingIsRacist anything]]'' as being part of a conspiracy to keep black people down regardless of how innocent or nakedly ludicrous it really is, and really rather stupid.
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