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* ''Film/AlitaBattleAngel'' Alita is set in the post-Fall city of Iron City. It sits at the base of a damaged space elevator that supports Zalem, the only sky city to survive the Fall, an interplanetary war 300 years ago. As Hugo says, "the strong prey on the weak down here." Iron City is a corrupt though not entirely wreched hive which is governed by a crime boss working as a sock puppet for an evil scientist overlord. Law enforcement consists of robot spider tank enforcers and cyborg bounty hunters. Gangs prey on the cyborgized citizens, literally ripping off their cyborg implants.

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* ''Film/AlitaBattleAngel'' Alita is set in the post-Fall city of Iron City. It sits at the base of a damaged space elevator that supports Zalem, the only sky city to survive the Fall, an interplanetary war 300 years ago. As Hugo says, "the strong prey on the weak down here." Iron City is a corrupt though not entirely wreched hive which is governed by a crime boss working as a sock puppet for an evil scientist overlord. Law enforcement consists of robot spider tank enforcers and cyborg bounty hunters. Gangs prey on the cyborgized citizens, literally ripping off their cyborg implants.


* ''Film/AlitaBattleAngel'' Alita is set in the post-Fall city of Iron-City. It sits at the base of a damaged space elevator that supports Zalem, the only sky city to survive the Fall, an interplanetary war 300 years ago. As Hugo says, "the strong prey on the weak down here." Iron City is a corrupt though not entirely wreched hive which is governed by a crime boss working as a sock puppet for an evil scientist overlord. Law enforcement consists of robot spider tank enforcers and cyborg bounty hunters. Gangs prey on the cyborgized citizens, literally ripping off their cyborg implants.

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* ''Film/AlitaBattleAngel'' Alita is set in the post-Fall city of Iron-City.Iron City. It sits at the base of a damaged space elevator that supports Zalem, the only sky city to survive the Fall, an interplanetary war 300 years ago. As Hugo says, "the strong prey on the weak down here." Iron City is a corrupt though not entirely wreched hive which is governed by a crime boss working as a sock puppet for an evil scientist overlord. Law enforcement consists of robot spider tank enforcers and cyborg bounty hunters. Gangs prey on the cyborgized citizens, literally ripping off their cyborg implants.

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* ''Film/AlitaBattleAngel'' Alita is set in the post-Fall city of Iron-City. It sits at the base of a damaged space elevator that supports Zalem, the only sky city to survive the Fall, an interplanetary war 300 years ago. As Hugo says, "the strong prey on the weak down here." Iron City is a corrupt though not entirely wreched hive which is governed by a crime boss working as a sock puppet for an evil scientist overlord. Law enforcement consists of robot spider tank enforcers and cyborg bounty hunters. Gangs prey on the cyborgized citizens, literally ripping off their cyborg implants.

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* The city ''Film/DarkAngelTheAscent'' takes place in is corrupt from the top down. Families are kicked onto the streets while the police brutalize minorities and let white people get away with rape and murder.

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* ''Film/SilentNight'': Turns out the small town is one, even lampshaded by Sheriff Cooper when he expresses since when the town has gotten so sleazy.


* ''Film/{{Network}}'': Paddy Chayefsky's film, in which the only character that doesn't end up utterly corrupted is the lunatic, [[spoiler:and he pays for it with his life.]]

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* ''Film/{{Network}}'': Paddy Chayefsky's Creator/PaddyChayefsky's film, in which the only character that doesn't end up utterly corrupted is the lunatic, [[spoiler:and he pays for it with his life.]]


* In the world of ''Film/FinalDestination'', Death is a sentient, malevolent, sadistic, and unstoppable entity. For anyone who manages to escape from its intended design, a CruelAndUnusualDeath is waiting for them, often as a result of mostly ordinary accidents or mundane circumstances. [[YouCantFightFate No matter what you do or how far you go to escape it, Death will now be hunting you down, and won't stop until it finally claims.]]

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* In the world of ''Film/FinalDestination'', Death is a sentient, malevolent, sadistic, and unstoppable entity. For anyone who manages to escape from its intended design, a CruelAndUnusualDeath is waiting for them, often as a result of mostly ordinary accidents or mundane circumstances. [[YouCantFightFate No matter what you do or how far you go to escape it, Death will now be hunting you down, and won't stop until it finally claims.claims you.]]


* In the world of ''Film/FinalDestination'', YouCantFightFate. Escaped death in a serious accident? Congratulations! Now death will hunting you down and you'll likely be meeting your end in an even more horrific way, and all from what look like relatively normal accidents. No matter how many times you escape death's attempts at killing you, you simply can't win. [[spoiler: You do have the option to kill someone and claim whatever lifespan they had left, but you also have no way of knowing how long that'll give you.]]

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* In the world of ''Film/FinalDestination'', YouCantFightFate. Escaped death in Death is a serious accident? Congratulations! Now death sentient, malevolent, sadistic, and unstoppable entity. For anyone who manages to escape from its intended design, a CruelAndUnusualDeath is waiting for them, often as a result of mostly ordinary accidents or mundane circumstances. [[YouCantFightFate No matter what you do or how far you go to escape it, Death will now be hunting you down down, and you'll likely be meeting your end in an even more horrific way, and all from what look like relatively normal accidents. No matter how many times you escape death's attempts at killing you, you simply can't win. [[spoiler: You do have the option to kill someone and claim whatever lifespan they had left, but you also have no way of knowing how long that'll give you.]]won't stop until it finally claims.]]


* In the world of ''Film/FinalDestination'', YouCantFightFight. Escaped death in a serious accident? Congratulations! Now death will hunting you down and you'll likely be meeting your end in an even more horrific way, and all from what look like relatively normal accidents. No matter how many times you escape death's attempts at killing you, you simply can't win. [[spoiler: You do have the option to kill someone and claim whatever lifespan they had left, but you also have no way of knowing how long that'll give you.]]

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* In the world of ''Film/FinalDestination'', YouCantFightFight.YouCantFightFate. Escaped death in a serious accident? Congratulations! Now death will hunting you down and you'll likely be meeting your end in an even more horrific way, and all from what look like relatively normal accidents. No matter how many times you escape death's attempts at killing you, you simply can't win. [[spoiler: You do have the option to kill someone and claim whatever lifespan they had left, but you also have no way of knowing how long that'll give you.]]

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* In the world of ''Film/FinalDestination'', YouCantFightFight. Escaped death in a serious accident? Congratulations! Now death will hunting you down and you'll likely be meeting your end in an even more horrific way, and all from what look like relatively normal accidents. No matter how many times you escape death's attempts at killing you, you simply can't win. [[spoiler: You do have the option to kill someone and claim whatever lifespan they had left, but you also have no way of knowing how long that'll give you.]]


** Though in Nolan's films, it's a bit better, as part of the goal of Batman is to cleanse the world using righteous methods. It's pushed to the brink in ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' where a homicidal MonsterClown can turn the city's "White Knight" into a madman, but then [[spoiler:the civillians and prisoners onboard the ferries prove him wrong about human morality, refusing to kill each other.]] It's pushed yet again in ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'': [[spoiler:Bane's unveiling the truth about Harvey Dent starts to undo all of the good work Dent, Gordon and Batman did and creates chaos. In the end, however, Batman is able to pull off a (seeming) HeroicSacrifice, saving the city and finally earning the eternal gratitude of the populace, [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming being immortalised as a hero whose values they can look up to]].]]

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** Though in Nolan's films, it's a bit better, as part of the goal of Batman is to cleanse the world using righteous methods. It's pushed to the brink in ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' where a homicidal MonsterClown can turn the city's "White Knight" into a madman, but then [[spoiler:the civillians and prisoners onboard the ferries prove him wrong about human morality, refusing to kill each other.]] It's pushed yet again in ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'': [[spoiler:Bane's unveiling the truth about Harvey Dent starts to undo all of the good work Dent, Gordon and Batman did and creates chaos. In the end, however, Batman is able to pull off a (seeming) HeroicSacrifice, saving the city and finally earning the eternal gratitude of the populace, [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming being immortalised as a hero whose values they can look up to]].to.]]


* ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'': The whole film series presents a very dangerous and inhospitable universe where human life has little to no value for both human societies and the supernatural entities of nautical folklore that inhabit it.

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* ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'': ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'': The whole film series presents a very dangerous and inhospitable universe where human life has little to no value for both human societies and the supernatural entities of nautical folklore that inhabit it.


* ''Film/BatmanBegins'', Creator/TimBurton's 1989 ''Film/{{Batman}}'':

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* ''Film/BatmanBegins'', Creator/TimBurton's 1989 ''Film/{{Batman}}'':''Film/Batman1989'':


* ''Film/{{Watchmen}}'': The world depicted is very depraved. Excerpt from Rorschach's Journal (though [[SociopathicHero he]] might be [[UnreliableNarrator exaggerating a bit]]): ''"The streets are extended gutters, and the gutters are full of blood. And when the drains finally scab over, all the vermin will drown. The accumulated filth of all their sex and murder will foam up around their waists... Now the whole world stands on the brink... staring down into bloody hell."''

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* ''Film/{{Watchmen}}'': The world depicted is very depraved. depraved and viewers get to see the downfall of modern society. Excerpt from Rorschach's Journal (though [[SociopathicHero he]] might be [[UnreliableNarrator exaggerating a bit]]): Journal: ''"The streets are extended gutters, and the gutters are full of blood. And when the drains finally scab over, all the vermin will drown. The accumulated filth of all their sex and murder will foam up around their waists... Now the whole world stands on the brink... staring down into bloody hell."''"'' Even though [[SociopathicHero he]] could be [[UnreliableNarrator exaggerating a bit]] what we do get to see supports his claims, apparently the fear of an impending nuclear holocaust has turned New York at the very least (and most likely the rest of the country) into a crime-infested chaotic hell-hole where there is very little authority and the system is in fact so corrupt that authorities are more concerned over some retired superheroes breaking the law and coming out of retirement to save children from a burning building than over violent murders that daily take place.

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* ''Film/VanHelsing'': Europe is full of monsters that kill with impunity and without detection. There is a holy order to protect them, but due to the fact that most monsters [[DyingAsYourself turn human upon death]], almost all of them are wanted criminals.

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