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Basic Trope: A company that pollutes heavily.

  • Straight: Evulz Industries is a well-known company that manufactures a wide range of products, but they are infamous due the high amounts of pollution their factories produce.
  • Exaggerated: The mere existence of an Evulz Industries factory turns any of its surroundings areas into a hazardous wasteland in matter of seconds.
  • Downplayed: Evulz Industries' factories generate a lot waste, but in enough quantities to be manageable, for the most part.
  • Justified:
    • Evulz Industries lacks the budget to replace its toxic machinery with better and more eco-friendly equipment.
    • Evulz Industries manages clandestine sweatshops, so they don't care about inconveniences like ethics or the environment.
  • Inverted: Evulz Industries' factories are famous for being among the cleanest, safest, and most efficient facilities money and a conscience can buy.
  • Subverted:
    • An investigation reveals that Evulz Industries' byproducts are actually chemicals designed to clean the air and water.
    • Evulz has his factory in a Polluted Wasteland, but it turns out that it was naturally filled with toxic waste for millennia. He exploits it for widgets.
  • Double Subverted:
    • But a later investigation reveals it was a marketing scheme designed by Evulz Industries to shift attention from their factories.
    • The chemicals somehow backfire and become pollutants themselves.
    • Advertisement:
    • However, his irresponsible harvesting results in the pollution spreading.
  • Parodied: Polluting the world is listed among the services Evulz Industries proudly offers.
  • Zig-Zagged: Evulz Industries tries to keep an eye on all the factories, and while some keep their pollution levels in check, the most ignored ones don't.
  • Averted:
    • Evulz is not in business.
    • Evulz Industries does not pollute overmuch.
  • Enforced: Industries pollute a lot, so there's no better choice for an antagonistic force in a Green Aesop than them.
  • Lampshaded: "The amount of pollution my workplace generates is so high and deliberate, sometimes I feel like I'm some rich psycho's evil minion."
  • Invoked: Evulz is a Corrupt Corporate Executive who decides he's just going to try to make as much money as he can, externalities be damned.
  • Exploited: ???
  • Advertisement:
  • Defied: Somebody in the government, the firm, or both makes Evulz Industries use non-polluting methods and clean up the damage it's done.
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: ???
  • Deconstructed: Evulz Industries goes out of business even before regulation or lawsuits, because even with their cut-rate margins, their waste means they need more inputs for their output. They need to buy the input toxic chemicals from somewhere. Meanwhile, their competitor, Naughty Corp, pollutes as well, but they try to reduce the usage and use less toxic alternatives because the toxic chemicals cost money, so they try to get the most from it, and less toxic chemicals are easier to handle.
  • Implied: Almost all of Tropetown has abundant and varied native flora and fauna except for the area around the Evulz factory, which is a dead zone.

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