Mesoamerican civilization The term Mesoamerica denotes the part of Mexico and Central America that was civilized in pre-Spanish times.
At Sunnyside, Lotso will make sure you stay forever. A setting which, at first sight, looks nice and cute. The world is full of cheery colors, people are smiling, happy and helpful, and you're probably thinking you've just stepped into a Sugar Bowl that seriously Tastes Like Diabetes.
Suddenly, you notice something wrong, and upon investigating, you realize that every single thing below the surface is horribly wrong and dysfunctional. Maybe the society is Powered by a Forsaken Child. Maybe the cheeriness is maintained by totalitarian rulers that dole out horrible punishments for the slightest infractions.
Maybe the bright and shiny part isn't the only part, and the more traditional Crapsack World is kept hidden from the public eye. Maybe it's just a manufactured atmosphere or even reality. Basically, this is a Stepford Smiler on the scale of an entire setting, where behind the bright, cheery and colorful appearance, it's really a Crapsack World.
A Type B cynical portrayal of The Promised Land that isn't a used-up and barren wasteland is likely to be one of these. If the seemingly perfect world is a full-on illusion, created to entrap or otherwise fool someone, then it is a Lotus-Eater Machine. See also City in a Bottlewhere Crystal Spires and Togas meets Government Conspiracyand Soiled City on a Hillwhich can be a former Shining City that retains its shiny exterior even though its heart has become corrupt and rotten.
Urban Segregation can result in this if the viewer is initially shown only the utopian parts of the setting. A child-oriented Adventure-Friendly World is prone to being this. Contrast with Sugar Bowlthe usually non-ironic version of this trope. Compare and contrast Vile Villain, Saccharine Show and the similar Uncanny Village wherein a world becomes a perfectly ordinary Sugar Bowl if its horrifying villain were removed, whereas a Crapsaccharine World is fundamentally rotten to the core.
The two can overlap, however, if the villain is bad enough to make their world look good in comparison. Happiness is Mandatory can be this, but often fails to create even a pleasant veneer over things. Note that this trope is about a setting.
If the art style clashes with the mood of the work, that is Art-Style Dissonance instead. As this trope involves the revealing of a world's true nature, expect spoilers ahead. In Berserkan already dark and depressing series, we meet Rosinea Dark Magical Girl who transformed a crater's valley in a realm for elves filled with birds, butterflies, flowers and evergreen meadows.
But, for being young and apparently harmless, Rosine is an Apostle. And before long, we see that her elves' favorite hobbies includes playing war. And not only do they happily slaughter one another, they also like to use their insect-like appendages to skewer one another in the ass.
And that's not even mentioning how they're created from human children she kidnaps, or the way said elves are created. It's later revealed to be a brutal despotism run by an Evil Overlord who rose to power through a smear campaign against the old monarchy and is more than willing to commit mass slaughter to keep the people in line.
By comparison, Earth itself is a more traditional Crapsack World. In the first chapter of Daily Life with Monster Girla news reporter claims that the Exchange program was a huge success and that the world hasn't changed much from the integration of monsters into society.
It's interesting that all of the girls shown are barely monstrous. The world's view of our protagonists is much, much harsher. It's a good thing that the manga's tone is generally light-hearted and comical, and all problems are caused by misunderstandings that get resolved in the space of a chapter, because the setting is not so bright and cheery as it initially appears.
There's Fantastic Racismpollution, extraspecies terrorist groups, con men that indulge in Super Human Traffickingan underwater kingdom led by a crazy queen, the undead shown to be proficient at using weapons The Dragon World may seem colorful and friendly, but the peaceful atmosphere of the series is mostly limited to the Earth.
The universe is filled with gods and godlike beings who can destroy planets just by sneezing too hard. There is even an official God of Destruction whose job it is to destroy planets, populated or not, so new ones can be created by the Kais. That god also happens to be a Psychopathic Manchild who will destroy planets because he didn't like or was denied food.
You also had an organization that went around wiping entire population of planets so they could sell them to the highest bidder. Even worse, this empire was the closest thing to a central government in the universe since Frieza and his family were practically gods among mortals, and the galactic police were helpless against their power and the Supreme Kais, who are the good gods that balance the Gods of Destruction, could do nothing to stop them since they're not allowed to interfere with the affairs of mortals.
Even with the galactic patrol, they have a weapon known as an Extinction Bomb that releases a virus that can kill off an entire species on a planet, usually used as a Mercy Kill.The Hunger Games has a booby-trapped arena, Divergent has army-esque training, and The Giver urbanagricultureinitiative.com of those things because that's not the kind of book it is!
It's a quiet novel, one focused on the nature of living in a falsely constructed docile life. In Hunger Games, you had the Capitol and the Districts, which went all the way to 13 till the end of the war between the Districts and Capitol, which started the Games.
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