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Basic Trope: The people in a utopian society are Actual Pacifists, having ascended beyond negative feelings like hatred and violence.

  • Straight: In the Crystal Spires and Togas world of Tropevia, everyone is repulsed at the mere notion of causing harm to others.
  • Exaggerated: The Tropevians will have a Heroic BSoD if they do anything even remotely harmful/violent... like cutting one's hair.
  • Downplayed: Tropevia doesn't have any qualms about hurting people, it's why it's so peaceful, but unless they have proof the victim is deserving they refuse to, and they try to avoid actually killing anyone, especially anyone who hasn't killed others.
  • Justified:
    • The Tropevians were engineered for passivity and docility by ancient Precursors.
    • The Tropevians are Sufficiently Advanced Aliens. They don't need to fight.
    • The Tropevians live at the core of an Empire, right next to The Emperor's country palace. The area is so stuffed with security that they have no need to be warlike.
    • The Tropevians almost destroyed themselves years ago, thus causing them to turn their backs on violence.
  • Inverted: The Tropevians are a society of Blood Knights.
  • Subverted:
  • Double Subverted:
    • Tropevia's automated defense system zaps intruders with a Hypno Ray that turns them into Perfect Pacifist People, who then join the Tropevians.
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    • When fighting is unavoidable, the Tropevians avoid killing or maiming and make every effort at diplomacy.
  • Parodied: The Tropevians are so perfect and pacifistic that they're unfailingly polite to the brutal barbarians who attack them even as the barbarians are slaughtering them.
  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Averted: Tropevia has nice people, but not all of them are nice. Just like any society.
  • Enforced: The author is a pacifist writing an Author Tract.
  • Lampshaded: "Welcome to Tropevia, where we won't lift a finger to stop you even if you slaughter us like sheep."
  • Invoked: Bob, a Tropevian, decided to make the race everlasting, so after leading countless wars, getting the needed methods, he recreated the Tropevians so that they would "repay" the galaxy by fighting no one and having great technology. He putt the normal Tropevians into hibernation and prepared altered and more "perfect" ones to replace them.
  • Exploited:
    • Tropevia people are actually one half of a race that suffers Bizarre Sexual Dimorphism. That is the "female" half pose as a perfect and technologically advanced society, the "male" half shows up as the warmongering, death dealing scourge of the galaxy. While their victims are trying to explain their problem to the apparently pacifistic race who could help them, the "males" go in while their victim is still defenseless, steal technology, research, and rare materials to make the "females" look better to their next victim and repeat the process.
    • "Why don't we tell Savage Sam the Pirate about the peaceful and rich pacifists that live a month's journey away. Maybe he'll leave us alone."
  • Defied: Tropevia knows that other, more warlike peoples will take advantage of apparent weakness, and keep a military around to protect their way of life.
  • Discussed: "You can tell this is a utopia because nobody fights."
  • Conversed: "Oh, great — it's another one of those implausibly peaceful hyper-advanced societies."
  • Implied: Tropevians are shown to be one of the alien contacts for the humans, often being called with science and nature questions. Although it's never said, their interacts always show that the Tropevians never really focus on violence.
  • Deconstructed:
    • Tropevian society is perfect and pacifistic now because it is built on the bones of countless billions who the Tropevians slaughtered when they weren't quite so utopian as they are now.
    • The Tropevians are offensively self-righteous and dismissive of 'lesser beings' who have not achieved the perfect, pacifistic state that they enjoy. Many note that they are still willing to allow 'lesser' species to die in their defense, however.
    • Alternatively: Since the Tropevians are so pacifistic, it doesn't take long before the other, less pacifistic, nations attempts to conquer their society. The Tropevians realize that they must either throw away their pacifism in order to survive or face conquering or, at worst, extinction.
  • Reconstructed:
  • Plotted A Good Waste: The Tropevians seem to be on the verge of war with so many after their technologies, constant attacks becoming more and more fierce. Just when it seems like things would be too much, and peaceful may be forced to go to war, they instead end up sealing their planet away from the rest of the universe, to be awakened later when relations are not so hostile.
  • Played For Laughs: Tropevians are so peaceful they go past sensible. When one of them dies on the job, a more "violent" race has to point out that they forgot to eat, and eventually have to use the very replicator technology the Tropevians gave them to show them how to make "peaceful" food to eat.
  • Played For Drama:
    • The Tropevians are shown to be very cruel and cold in their pacifism. Many races, which could be peaceful if given the means, would be driven to war by the Tropevians because they believe that only they are worthy of being pacifists, and that other races would just screw it up. When it's pointed out to them that other races being pacifistic would be a good thing for them, they insist that their society would be "flawed" and only Tropevians can be "perfect" pacifists.
    • The Tropevians are so horrified by violence that they don't know what to do when an evil Galactic Conqueror shows up. Finally one of them comes up with the idea of making contact with the race most accustomed to violence.

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