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'''Basic Trope''': The [[{{Dystopia}} government and/or organization of high authority]] uses [[SinisterSurveillance sophisticated surveillance technology]] to spy on its own citizens while looking for dissidents – and everyone is aware of it, but never know ''when'' they are being watched.

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'''Basic Trope''': The [[{{Dystopia}} government and/or organization of high authority]] uses [[SinisterSurveillance sophisticated surveillance technology]] to spy on its own citizens while looking for dissidents – and everyone is aware of it, but never know ''when'' they are being watched.



* '''Downplayed''': [[JustifiedTrope Due to limits involving Human Rights laws]], the government is only allowed to “spy” on one particular person in a given day.

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* '''Downplayed''': [[JustifiedTrope Due to limits involving Human Rights laws]], the government is only allowed to “spy” on one particular person in on a given day.



* '''Inverted''': As part of a revolutionary new political system, the people of Madethisupolis are able to watch what the government officials are doing at any given time by broadcasting meetings directly to their television screens. In other words [[RussianReversal You Watch Big Brother]].

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* '''Inverted''': As part of a revolutionary new political system, the people of Madethisupolis are able to can watch what the government officials are doing at any given time by broadcasting meetings directly to their television screens. In other words [[RussianReversal You Watch Big Brother]].



* '''Zig Zagged''': Sometimes the entire surveillance system is down for months at a time for maintanence – therefore nobody ''is'' watching sometimes. [[ParanoiaFuel Not that anyone can tell, though…]]

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* '''Zig Zagged''': Sometimes the entire surveillance system is down for months at a time for maintanence maintenance – therefore nobody ''is'' watching sometimes. [[ParanoiaFuel Not that anyone can tell, though…]]



* '''Lampshaded''': “We’re being watched by our own government…we never know who’s being watched – or ''when''.”

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* '''Lampshaded''': “We’re being watched by our own government…we never know who’s being watched – or ''when''.”



* '''Discussed''': “Shh…the walls have eyes.” “Right. And the doors. And the ceiling. And the floors. All of them have the eyes of our [[CurseCutShort fu--]] er, ''[[LastSecondWordSwap fabulous]]'' leader, Emperor Evulz the Great!”

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* '''Discussed''': “Shh…the walls have eyes.” “Right. And the doors. And the ceiling. And on the floors. All of them have the eyes of our [[CurseCutShort fu--]] er, ''[[LastSecondWordSwap fabulous]]'' leader, Emperor Evulz the Great!”



** Government officials eventually become bored of watching mundane activities 24/7 – and never have enough time to actually have a life themselves. This in addition to the lack of any anti-government activity for ten whole years causes “Big Brother” to declare the [[SinisterSurveillance surveillance system]] not only unnecessary, but also detrimental to the well-being of the citizens [[HiddenHeartOfGold he actually cares for]], and it is uninstalled.

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** Government officials eventually become bored of watching mundane activities 24/7 – and never have enough time to actually have a life themselves. This in addition to the lack of any anti-government activity for ten whole years causes “Big Brother” to declare the [[SinisterSurveillance surveillance system]] not only unnecessary, but also detrimental to the well-being of the citizens [[HiddenHeartOfGold he actually cares for]], and it is uninstalled.



** Being a member of the network is boring. Really boring. The people in charge spend most time sleeping and playing card games instead. Everyone is free to talk about anything, simply because they know that, since most of the people shifting through the footage won't be because it's too goddamn boring, they're likely to miss ''any'' plots against the government.

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** Being a member of the network is boring. Really boring.Boring. The people in charge spend most time sleeping and playing card games instead. Everyone is free to talk about anything, simply because they know that, since most of the people shifting sifting through the footage won't be because it's too goddamn boring, they're likely to miss ''any'' plots against the government.

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** Being a member of the network is boring. Really boring. The people in charge spend most time sleeping and playing card games instead. Everyone is free to talk about anything, simply because they know that, since most of the people shifting through the footage won't be because it's too goddamn boring, they're likely to miss ''any'' plots against the government.

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** Due to the ForeverWar (or Forever Cold War) with Madethatupolis, the government must be always on the lookout for the members of the vast spy network the enemy surely has. Their sleeper agents could be anybody.


** The people of the government are [[TheParanoiac extremely paranoid]] and/or [[ControlFreak control freaks.]]

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** The people of the government are [[TheParanoiac extremely paranoid]] and/or [[ControlFreak control freaks.]]{{control freak}}s.

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** The people of the government are [[TheParanoiac extremely paranoid]] and/or [[ControlFreak control freaks.]]


* '''Deconstructed''': Government officials eventually become bored of watching mundane activities 24/7 – and never have enough time to actually have a life themselves. This in addition to the lack of any anti-government activity for ten whole years causes “Big Brother” to declare the [[SinisterSurveillance surveillance system]] not only unnecessary, but also detrimental to the well-being of the citizens [[HiddenHeartOfGold he actually cares for]], and it is uninstalled.
** The surveilance network is so large that it takes DAYS to shift through all of it, and LaResistance [[SpySpeak is so good at making plans sound like mundane conversation]] that any plots against the government can't be confirmed until it's too late...
* '''Reconstructed''': ...until a terrorist [[VForVendetta bombs the Parliament building in London]], and such surveillance becomes necessary again to prevent another attack.

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* '''Deconstructed''': '''Deconstructed''':
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Government officials eventually become bored of watching mundane activities 24/7 – and never have enough time to actually have a life themselves. This in addition to the lack of any anti-government activity for ten whole years causes “Big Brother” to declare the [[SinisterSurveillance surveillance system]] not only unnecessary, but also detrimental to the well-being of the citizens [[HiddenHeartOfGold he actually cares for]], and it is uninstalled.
** The surveilance surveillance network is so large that it takes DAYS to shift through all of it, and LaResistance [[SpySpeak is so good at making plans sound like mundane conversation]] that any plots against the government can't be confirmed until it's too late...
* '''Reconstructed''': ...'''Reconstructed''':
** ...
until a terrorist [[VForVendetta [[ComicBook/VForVendetta bombs the Parliament building in London]], and such surveillance becomes necessary again to prevent another attack.

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** The surveilance network is so large that it takes DAYS to shift through all of it, and LaResistance [[SpySpeak is so good at making plans sound like mundane conversation]] that any plots against the government can't be confirmed until it's too late...


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** ...until one of [[TheLoad extra moronic]] Resistance members gives everything away, destroying LaResistance in one fell swoop.


* '''Subverted''': The American government is taking extreme measures to follow everything Derek is up to, but that is only because he uncovered a secret file detailing a sinister plan.
* '''Double-Subverted''': …but it so happens that the government is capable of watching anyone in the country at any time.
* '''Parodied''': Derek’s ''refrigerator'' has a camera in it.

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* '''Subverted''': The American government is taking extreme measures to follow everything Derek is up to, but that of Madethisupolis is only because he uncovered a secret file detailing a sinister plan.
* '''Double-Subverted''': …but it so happens that the government is
really capable of watching anyone in the country main streets and government buildings with their surveillance system...
* '''Double-Subverted''': ...or
at any time.
least that's the lie they tell to cover up the existence of microscopic surveillance drones able to be deployed anywhere.
* '''Parodied''': Derek’s ''refrigerator'' has a camera Madethisupolis' citizens' ''refrigerators'' have cameras in it.them.



* '''Averted''': Despite possessing other [[{{Dystopia}} Distopia-like]] qualities, the people are ''not'' being watched by the government on a day-to-day basis.

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* '''Averted''': Despite possessing other [[{{Dystopia}} Distopia-like]] Dystopia-like]] qualities, the people are ''not'' being watched by the government on a day-to-day basis.


* '''Exploited''': ???

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* '''Exploited''': ???[[PowerPerversionPotential Women in bathrooms are being watched by horny government]].


* '''Justified''': {{Dystopia}} [[ExactWords Justifies]] [[DystopiaJustifiesTheMeans The Means]]

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* '''Justified''': '''Justified''':
**
{{Dystopia}} [[ExactWords Justifies]] [[DystopiaJustifiesTheMeans The Means]]



* '''Deconstructed''': Government officials eventually become bored of watching mundane activities 24/7 – and never have enough time to actually have a life themselves. This in addition to the lack of any anti-government activity for ten whole years causes “Big Brother” to declare the [[SinisterSurveillance surveillance system]] not only unnecessary, but also detrimental to the well-being of the citizens [[HiddenHeartOfGold he actually cares for]], and it is uninstalled.
* '''Reconstructed''': ...until a terrorist [[VForVendetta bombs the Parliament building in London]], and such surveillance becomes necessary again to prevent another attack.



* '''Exploited''': ???



* '''Deconstructed''': Government officials eventually become bored of watching mundane activities 24/7 – and never have enough time to actually have a life themselves. This in addition to the lack of any anti-government activity for ten whole years causes “Big Brother” to declare the [[SinisterSurveillance surveillance system]] not only unnecessary, but also detrimental to the well-being of the citizens [[HiddenHeartOfGold he actually cares for]], and it is uninstalled.
* '''Reconstructed''': ...until a terrorist [[VForVendetta bombs the Parliament building in London]], and such surveillance becomes necessary again to prevent another attack.



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%%* '''Implied''': ???
%%* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': ???
%%* '''Played For Laughs''': ???
%%* '''Played For Drama''': ???


** There is a terrorist threat against the country, but nobody knows who the terrorist is or what he ([[SamusIsAGirl or she]]) looks like – therefore accessing the nationwide SinisterSurveillance is the fastest way to find out who’s responsible.

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** There is a terrorist threat against the country, but nobody knows who the terrorist is or what he ([[SamusIsAGirl or she]]) looks like – therefore accessing the nationwide SinisterSurveillance is the fastest way to find out who’s responsible.



* '''Enforced''': Madethisupopia is a ShoutOut to [[NineteenEightyFour Oceania]], so SinisterSurveillance [[NecessaryWeasel is a must]].

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* '''Enforced''': Madethisupopia is a ShoutOut to [[NineteenEightyFour [[Literature/NineteenEightyFour Oceania]], so SinisterSurveillance [[NecessaryWeasel is a must]].



* '''Conversed''': “Dude, this is totally like ''NineteenEightyFour''!” “[[CompletelyMissingThePoint No, I’m pretty sure we didn’t have that technology in the year 1984.]]”

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* '''Conversed''': “Dude, this is totally like ''NineteenEightyFour''!” ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour''!” “[[CompletelyMissingThePoint No, I’m pretty sure we didn’t have that technology in the year 1984.]]”



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'''Basic Trope''': The [[{{Dystopia}} government and/or organization of high authority]] uses [[SinisterSurveillance sophisticated surveillance technology]] to spy on its own citizens while looking for dissidents – and everyone is aware of it, but never know ''when'' they are being watched.
* '''Straight''': Everyone in the country of Madethisupolis is being monitored by the government, who are [[RealitySubtext listening to everyday conversations through their cell phones]], which they can’t turn off and have a five-month charge.
* '''Exaggerated''': [[LogicalExtreme Every single person on the planet]] is being monitored by the New World Order in this manner.
* '''Downplayed''': [[JustifiedTrope Due to limits involving Human Rights laws]], the government is only allowed to “spy” on one particular person in a given day.
* '''Justified''': {{Dystopia}} [[ExactWords Justifies]] [[DystopiaJustifiesTheMeans The Means]]
** There is a terrorist threat against the country, but nobody knows who the terrorist is or what he ([[SamusIsAGirl or she]]) looks like – therefore accessing the nationwide SinisterSurveillance is the fastest way to find out who’s responsible.
* '''Inverted''': As part of a revolutionary new political system, the people of Madethisupolis are able to watch what the government officials are doing at any given time by broadcasting meetings directly to their television screens. In other words [[RussianReversal You Watch Big Brother]].
* '''Subverted''': The American government is taking extreme measures to follow everything Derek is up to, but that is only because he uncovered a secret file detailing a sinister plan.
* '''Double-Subverted''': …but it so happens that the government is capable of watching anyone in the country at any time.
* '''Parodied''': Derek’s ''refrigerator'' has a camera in it.
* '''Deconstructed''': Government officials eventually become bored of watching mundane activities 24/7 – and never have enough time to actually have a life themselves. This in addition to the lack of any anti-government activity for ten whole years causes “Big Brother” to declare the [[SinisterSurveillance surveillance system]] not only unnecessary, but also detrimental to the well-being of the citizens [[HiddenHeartOfGold he actually cares for]], and it is uninstalled.
* '''Reconstructed''': ...until a terrorist [[VForVendetta bombs the Parliament building in London]], and such surveillance becomes necessary again to prevent another attack.
* '''Zig Zagged''': Sometimes the entire surveillance system is down for months at a time for maintanence – therefore nobody ''is'' watching sometimes. [[ParanoiaFuel Not that anyone can tell, though…]]
* '''Averted''': Despite possessing other [[{{Dystopia}} Distopia-like]] qualities, the people are ''not'' being watched by the government on a day-to-day basis.
* '''Enforced''': Madethisupopia is a ShoutOut to [[NineteenEightyFour Oceania]], so SinisterSurveillance [[NecessaryWeasel is a must]].
* '''Lampshaded''': “We’re being watched by our own government…we never know who’s being watched – or ''when''.”
* '''Invoked''': [[BigBad Emperor Evulz]] uses an advanced surveillance system to spy on his citizens and keep everyone in line.
* '''Defied''': LaResistance manages to find ways to circumvent the nationwide security system.
* '''Discussed''': “Shh…the walls have eyes.” “Right. And the doors. And the ceiling. And the floors. All of them have the eyes of our [[CurseCutShort fu--]] er, ''[[LastSecondWordSwap fabulous]]'' leader, Emperor Evulz the Great!”
* '''Conversed''': “Dude, this is totally like ''NineteenEightyFour''!” “[[CompletelyMissingThePoint No, I’m pretty sure we didn’t have that technology in the year 1984.]]”
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