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Basic Trope: A dark and deadly place full of evil and hard to travel in.

  • Straight: In Deathland, everything is dark and deadly, making it extremely difficult to survive.
  • Exaggerated:
  • Downplayed: Deathland is a Wretched Hive full of bitter, melancholic people, with a high crime rate and a small police force, not to mention the rampant pollution, but it's livable.
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  • Justified: Deathland is ruled by an Evil Overlord.
  • Inverted: Sugar Bowl
  • Subverted:
    • Deathland looks deadly but is actually not too hard to travel.
    • Deathland turns out to have a fertile area which Baron Badguy uses to provide food for his soldiers.
  • Double Subverted:
    • Only the ones living there are the ones you should look out.
    • Upon closer inspection, the fertile area turns out to be a twisted Garden of Evil with plants that have terrifying effects when consumed by any normal human beings.
  • Parodied:
    • Everything in Deathland is decorated in black with skulls and other evil things to make it look evil.
    • Nothing survives long in Deathland... Not even inanimate objects. The sheer evil nature of the place is able to kill mundane objects such as rocks, eventually killing the entirety of its own land and sky.
  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Averted: Deathland is dangerous but only to the point where it's not too impossible to travel.
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  • Enforced: "We need to make it clear that Baron Badguy is not someone you want to have in charge. Make his realm a desolate wasteland!"
  • Lampshaded: "How does anyone last more than 5 minutes here?!"
  • Invoked: ???
  • Exploited: ???
  • Defied: ???
  • Discussed: "'Deathland'. What a name. Three guesses what that place is like. And the first two don't count."
  • Conversed: ???

Walking back to Mordor
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