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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.
- 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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