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Playing With: Banned in China
Basic Trope: A country bans a work to be distributed.
  • Straight: Chronicles of Troperia is banned in China.
  • Exaggerated:
    • Merely talking about the work is grounds for the death sentence.
    • Every single place with any degree of government, no matter the size or form, has banned the mere existence of this work.
  • Downplayed: Chronicles of Troperia is accepted in other countries, but has to be edited to placate the censors.
  • Justified: The country has strict decency laws and the work either ignores them or deliberately breaks them.
  • Inverted: A country allows a work to be distributed, despite the fact that it's banned in pretty much everywhere else in the world.
  • Subverted: A lawyer manages to convince the government to unban the said work.
  • Double Subverted: ...but a new government steps up and bans it anyway.
  • Parodied:
    • A country bans a work to be distributed, but that doesn't stop anyone, and the government is hopelessly inept at enforcing the rule.
    • The work is so vile that it makes the most bizarre, depraved porn ever released look like an Animal Planet show about kittens. Anyone who views, plays, or reads it suffers a mental breakdown, and even the most disgusting pervert says it's a revolting piece of crap. It's titled "Pornomicon."
    • The country declares war on the film-maker /game company /publishing house that made it.
  • Zig Zagged: Governments change quickly in that country and they're very varying in terms of freedom of distributing the said work.
  • Averted: Government doesn't even try to ban the said work.
  • Enforced: Whenever a country decides to distribute a work overseas.
  • Lampshaded: "This work is too offensive to be shipped to another country. They take censorship over offensive content seriously in a lot of places."
  • Invoked: The author purposefully releases the work in a country that will surely ban it, in order to gain some international notoriety.
  • Exploited: Advertisements for Chronicles of Troperia claim it to be "So awesome, it's banned in China!"
  • Defied: The author removes a scene that will surely ban the work so that it won't be banned.
  • Discussed: "Isn't that forbidden in Troperia?"
  • Conversed: "China banned this in 2003, you know…"
  • Played For Laughs: The creators of Chronicles of Troperia wanted to get it banned on purpose by adding hundreds of references to China, and then abusing it. This ends up getting banned in China.
  • Played For Drama: Whoever watches, mentions, or even likes Chronicles of Troperia in China is considered a criminal offense and will result in 7 years in prison.
  • Deconstructed: A country is worried about the public's reaction to a certain controversial work, and bans it.
  • Reconstructed: The populace is universal in the condemnation of a work and support banning it, so the government acquiesces.

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