Playing With: Sugar Apocalypse

Basic Trope: A Sugar Bowl is conquered or destroyed.
  • Straight: Candytopia gets conquered by the brutal Empire, which instills a ruthless and tyrannical reign.
  • Exaggerated: Candytopia ends up getting obliterated by Nyarlathotep.
  • Downplayed: Candytopia's royal family is deposed by the Big Meanie, who commits countless petty misdeeds but refrains from anything truly evil.
  • Justified:
    • The residents of Candytopia had no idea the Empire existed until they showed up on their shores, and so couldn't have imagined they'd be facing a war of any sort.
    • The Candytopians are so used to dealing with Mr. Grumples that they aren't prepared for when a legitimate threat comes along.
  • Inverted: The Empire gets conquered by Candytopia, much to the astonishment of the Imperial leadership and confused joy of their people.
  • Subverted: The residents of Candytopia fight back against the invaders and drive them away on spears of peppermint cane.
  • Double Subverted: ...and the newly empowered military, inspired by the Empire's example, leads a coup and establishes their own tyranny.
  • Parodied: The Empire has a warped sense of humor, and their atrocities are as ironic as they are cruel.
  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Averted: Despite the fact that both are known to exist and despise one another, the Empire never thinks to just up and invade Candytopia.
  • Enforced: The author is going through a Creator Breakdown, and his world gets a similar treatment.
  • Lampshaded: "This is the easiest conquest we've ever had! I love this job!"
  • Invoked: One of Candytopia's Harmless Villains snaps and shows the Empire's forces the way to Candytopia in hopes of getting revenge and a cushy governorship.
  • Exploited: When the Empire invades, one of Candytopia's Harmless Villains realizes Candytopia is doomed and cuts a deal with them.
  • Defied: Candytopia makes it clear to the Empire that they have an army and won't be worth the trouble of conquering. At spear(mint)point, if necessary.
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: ???
  • Implied: When someone in Candytopia asks why a peaceful nation like it needs a standing army, they're told "long ago, we learned the hard way not all are as peaceful as us."

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