-> ''"If I owned this place and Hell, I'd rent this place out and live in Hell."''
-->-- '''Toombs''', on [[DeathWorld Crematoria]], ''Film/TheChroniclesOfRiddick''

Because there are so many types of {{Dystopia}}n settings, a {{Supertrope}} [[IndexIndex index]] was needed.

This is intended to cover both those settings where virtually any honest, decent, rational people wouldn't want to live if they had a better choice, and those that while some people REALLY wouldn't want to live here, [[NightmareFetishist others]] would find them to be a paradise or at least acceptable.

For settings that are {{Dystopia}}s for those who hate regional or NationalStereotypes, please see the HollywoodAtlas. When the [[HelpHelpThisIndexIsBeingRepressed oppressed]] fight back, see CivilUnrestTropes. Compare BeingInThisIndexSucks.


[[AC: [[BigFancyHouse The Big House]]:]] It might look a warm and cozy place to spend the night, but most guests are going to be [[IncrediblyLamePun gravely]] disappointed.

* AmusementParkOfDoom
* BedlamHouse
* BleakAbyssRetirementHome
* BoardingSchoolOfHorrors
* CloudCuckooland (in examples showcased InUniverse to be harsh places to live in).
* CircusOfFear
* DaycareNightmare
* GasStationOfDoom
* HauntedHouse
* HellHotel
* InnOfNoReturn
* LockedInTheDungeon
* OldDarkHouse
* OrphanageOfFear
* PoundsAreAnimalPrisons (for animals, especially stray house pets)
* {{Prison}} (especially TheAlcatraz, HellholePrison and TailorMadePrison)
* SickeningSlaughterhouse
* TownWithADarkSecret
* {{Uberwald}}

[[AC: AfterTheEnd:]] see ApocalypticIndex.

[[AC: Nightmare worlds:]] It's High Octane Nightmare Fuel and doesn't bother to hide it.

* BadFuture: A future Dystopia.
* CampbellCountry
* ChildlessDystopia: No children, no hope.
* CityNoir, if it's as mean and depressing as it seems.
* DarkWorld
* DeathWorld: The laws of physics and the very landscape hate you.
* {{Dystopia}}
** CrapsackOnlyByComparison: Whether the setting qualifies as a dystopia is arguable.
** DespotismJustifiesTheMeans: Someone is fine with creating a dystopia as long as it means they get to rule in the end.
** DystopiaIsHard: Even the triumph of evil decays over time.
** DystopiaJustifiesTheMeans: Someone goes out of their way to make everything as [[CrapsackWorld crapsack]] as possible.
** FascistButInefficient: Not only is the system horrendously cruel and repressive, in the end, ''it doesn't even work''.
** HelpHelpThisIndexIsBeingRepressed: The specific elements that dystopian societies run on.
** RepressiveButEfficient: Hard to live in, but could be vastly worse.
* EldritchLocation
* ForbiddenZone: It's forbidden for a reason.
* GaiasLament
* GardenOfEvil: Mother Nature has decided her purpose in life is to kill you.
* GrimUpNorth
* {{Hell}}: See InfernalTropes.
* {{Hellgate}}
* IDontLikeTheSoundOfThatPlace: this one even warns you.
* LadyLand: It sucks to be a guy here.
* LovecraftCountry
* {{Mordor}}, WalkIntoMordor: [[MemeticMutation One does not simply do it]] (read: these places are really hard to get into).
* NeverLand
* NightmarishFactory
* NoWomansLand: You ''really'' don't want to be a woman here.
* PeoplesRepublicOfTyranny
* PlaceWorseThanDeath
* PoliceState
* PollutedWasteland
* RidiculouslyDifficultRoute
* TheSavageSouth
* VichyEarth

[[AC:Too Good To Be True]]: Just like a Utopia...Until you scratch the surface.
* CrapsaccharineWorld
* FalseUtopia
* StepfordSuburbia
* TechnoDystopia: Because it's got all this pretty future technology it must be good, right?
* UncannyVillage
* WorldOfSilence

[[AC: There Ain't No {{Justice|WillPrevail}}:]] Possibly a good place to hide from authorities, if you can keep from being victimized yourself.

* CaughtInTheBadPartOfTown
* TheCityNarrows
* CrapsackWorld: Anything and everything that can go wrong ''will'' go wrong, in the worst possible way.
* ItIsBeyondSaving: A place so messed up that people are arguing for either abandoning it, actively destroying it, or BOTH. (Though whether it belongs here or in Not So Bad is up for interpretation.)
* OutlawTown: By criminals, for criminals.
* SadistShow: Everyone in this show's setting is abusive, abused, or both and no one is sympathetic.
* TheSavageSouth
* SoiledCityOnAHill
* ViceCity: Crime rates are so high, it's a wonder people still live there.
* WorldOfBadass: Everyone is a badass... even that innocent little HeartwarmingOrphan.
* WorldOfHam: Everybody has to take and act out ''everything'' in an overly exaggerated manner that it often resorts to screaming, chasing and fighting all over the place.
* WretchedHive: ...of scum and villainy, of course.
* UrbanHellscape: A look TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture, where the city is infested with violent criminals, and the police are either too ineffectual to stop them or can only do so by being that much more brutal.
* WrongSideOfTheTracks: The poor area of town.

[[AC:Not So Bad:]] A bit smelly, a bit sour, but it's ours.

* AdvertOverloadedFuture
* BadPresent
* [[TheDungAges The Dark Ages]]
* DoomedHometown
* {{Egopolis}}
* HatedHometown
* IndustrialGhetto
* ItIsBeyondSaving: Those who disagree will likely consider it more along the lines of this. Again, whether it belongs here or "there ain't no justice" is up for interpretation.
* LostWorld
* QuirkyTown: Those that don't have a [[TownWithADarkSecret dark secret]] can actually be pretty nice when you get used to them... or at least get used to not being able to get used to them.
* ScavengerWorld
* SchoolIsMurder: Students are routinely murdered by monsters, but it's the only school in town.
* ThrowAwayCountry
* UsedFuture: ''[[VideoGame/EVEOnline In Rust We Trust!]]''
* AWorldHalfFull