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"Dystopia", Ancient Greek for "bad place", is a setting that takes a sociopolitical issue and turns it Up to Eleven.
Often, they can be too one-note. The author is thinking "capitalism sucks!", for instance, and everything wrong with the world turns out to clearly be the fault of nasty Corrupt Corporate Executives and their nasty, greedy megacorporations. Conversely, it could be "government sucks!" and the corporations are the last line of defense against the evil, totalitarian bureaucrats. Either way, it is one-note.
Advertisement:propertag.cmd.push(function() { proper_display('tvtropes_mobile_ad_1'); })The better dystopias seem to be about how a multitude of things have gone wrong, and now here we are, surviving with as much grace as possible. It is common in literature to create a dystopia through the Deconstruction of an earlier creator's Utopia, showing how horrible it would be to live in that Utopia. Another purpose is to serve as a Big Bad for The Hero and his friends to revolt against; World As Obstacle, as it were. These are more likely to be toppled, or at least escaped from, than others.
Occasionally, a Fish out of Water will seem to arrive in a Utopia, only to find that it's really a dystopia for all but the elite.
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 Dominion Tank Police / int_3b39c254
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 Megalo Box / int_3b39c254
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 Memories / int_3b39c254
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 Mobile Fighter G Gundam / int_3b39c254
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 Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans / int_3b39c254
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 Psycho-Pass / int_3b39c254
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 Wolf's Rain / int_3b39c254
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 Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's
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 Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's / int_3b39c254
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 StrikerS Sound Stage X / Audioplay / int_3b39c254
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 Albedo: Birthright (Comic Book) / int_3b39c254
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 Angela (Marvel Comics) (Comic Book) / int_3b39c254
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 Booster Gold (Comic Book) / int_3b39c254
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 Chick Tracts (Comic Book) / int_3b39c254
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 Darkseid (Comic Book) / int_3b39c254
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 Grendel (Comic Book) / int_3b39c254
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 I, Joker (Comic Book) / int_3b39c254
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 Mercury Heat (Comic Book) / int_3b39c254
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 Paperinik New Adventures (Comic Book) / int_3b39c254
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 The Ballad of Halo Jones (Comic Book) / int_3b39c254
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 Judge Dredd / Comicbook
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 Blazblue Control Sequence / Fan Fic / int_3b39c254
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 Misadventure to a Tripolar World / Fan Fic
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 Zistopia / Fan Fic / int_3b39c254
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 Alien Exodus (Fanfic) / int_3b39c254
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 Crisis Equestria (Fanfic)
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 CRISIS: Equestria (Fanfic) / int_3b39c254
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 Equestria: Across the Multiverse (Fanfic) / int_3b39c254
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 Future Tense (Fanfic)
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 TheForeverTrilogy
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 The Jaded Eyes Series / Fan Fic / int_3b39c254
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 A Clockwork Orange / int_3b39c254
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 A Study In Reds / int_3b39c254
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 Animal Room / int_3b39c254
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 Banlieue 13 / int_3b39c254
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 Blade Runner
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 Brazil / int_3b39c254
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 Death Race / int_3b39c254
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 Equilibrium / int_3b39c254
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 Overdrawn at the Memory Bank / int_3b39c254
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 Pleasantville / int_3b39c254
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 Repo! The Genetic Opera / int_3b39c254
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 Snowpiercer / int_3b39c254
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 Streets of Fire / int_3b39c254
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 THX 1138 / int_3b39c254
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 The Trial / int_3b39c254
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 The Voorman Problem / int_3b39c254
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Dystopia
 Threads / int_3b39c254
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 Ultraviolet / int_3b39c254
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 Visioneers
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 Zardoz / int_3b39c254
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 BlazBlue (Franchise) / int_3b39c254
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 RoboCop (Franchise) / int_3b39c254
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 The Matrix (Franchise) / int_3b39c254
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 Magika no Kenshi to Shoukan Maou / int_3b39c254
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 Magika Swordsman And Summoner / int_3b39c254
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 The Asterisk War / int_3b39c254
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 A Clockwork Orange / int_3b39c254
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 A Phoenix Reborn / int_3b39c254
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 A World of Laughter, a World of Tears / int_3b39c254
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 Agent G / int_3b39c254
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 Brave New World
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 Damnation Alley
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 Dangerous Visions / int_3b39c254
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 Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? / int_3b39c254
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 Fahrenheit 451 / int_3b39c254
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 Fine Structure / int_3b39c254
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 For Want of a Nail / int_3b39c254
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 FugitiveState
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 Infinite Jest / int_3b39c254
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 Legend Trilogy / int_3b39c254
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 Logan's Run / int_3b39c254
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 Malê Rising / int_3b39c254
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 Never Let Me Go / int_3b39c254
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 Newsflesh / int_3b39c254
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 Nineteen Eighty-Four / int_3b39c254
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 Of Mice and Mooshaber / int_3b39c254
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 On The Edge Of Eureka / int_3b39c254
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 Oryx and Crake / int_3b39c254
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 Peacebreakers / int_3b39c254
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 Rainbow / int_3b39c254
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 Red Queen / int_3b39c254
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 RepublicLost
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 Sam Hall / int_3b39c254
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 Sanctioned / int_3b39c254
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 The Acts of Caine / int_3b39c254
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 The Arcology / int_3b39c254
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 The Baby Jesus Butt Plug
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 The Book of Joan / int_3b39c254
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 The Dark Elf Trilogy / int_3b39c254
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 TheFourthRealm
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 The Giver / int_3b39c254
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 The Goodness Gene / int_3b39c254
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 The Handmaid's Tale / int_3b39c254
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 The Jungle / int_3b39c254
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 The Night's Dawn Trilogy / int_3b39c254
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 The Running Man / int_3b39c254
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 Those That Wake / int_3b39c254
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 Truancy / int_3b39c254
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 Unfettered
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 Watership Down / int_3b39c254
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 We / int_3b39c254
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 AClockWorkOrange
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 Angst Aversion
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 Anthem
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 AppealToConsequences
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 Coca-Pepsi, Inc.
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 DeliriumSeries
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 DysTopia
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 Sliding Scale of Social Satisfaction
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 Someone Has to Do It / int_3b39c254
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 ThePassionOfNewEve
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 The Trope History of the Universe
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 Visioneers
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 Blame! (Manga) / int_3b39c254
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 Grey (Manga) / int_3b39c254
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 Gunnm (Manga) / int_3b39c254
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 Hallucinations from the Womb (Manga) / int_3b39c254
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 QKoChanTheEarthInvaderGirl
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 Toward the Terra (Manga)
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 World's End Harem (Manga) / int_3b39c254
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 Zetsuen no Tempest (Manga) / int_3b39c254
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 Animals (Music) / int_3b39c254
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 Battle Beast (Music) / int_3b39c254
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 Deltron 3030 (Music)
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 Iron Maiden (Music) / int_3b39c254
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 Lahannya
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 ZUN's Music Collection (Music) / int_3b39c254
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 Year Zero (Music) / int_3b39c254
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 Within the Wires (Podcast) / int_3b39c254
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 We Are Our Adventuring Avatars / Role Play / int_3b39c254
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 Mystria (Roleplay)
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 Of Men And Titans (Roleplay)
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 SirensPull
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 The Insane Quest of Unfathomable Randomness (Roleplay) / int_3b39c254
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 Black Mirror Series One
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 Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future
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 The 100 / int_3b39c254
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 The Prisoner
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 The Prisoner (1967) / int_3b39c254
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 Feng Shui (Tabletop Game) / int_3b39c254
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 Genius: The Transgression (Tabletop Game) / int_3b39c254
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 Necromunda (Tabletop Game) / int_3b39c254
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 Paranoia (Tabletop Game) / int_3b39c254
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 SLA Industries (Tabletop Game) / int_3b39c254
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 StarDrive (Tabletop Game) / int_3b39c254
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 Beneath a Steel Sky (Video Game) / int_3b39c254
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 BioShock (Video Game) / int_3b39c254
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 Bookworm Adventures (Video Game) / int_3b39c254
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 Civilization (Video Game) / int_3b39c254
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 Colour My Series (Video Game) / int_3b39c254
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 Extreme Pinball (Video Game) / int_3b39c254
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 Grand Theft Auto IV (Video Game) / int_3b39c254
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 Headliner: NoviNews (Video Game) / int_3b39c254
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 Invisible, Inc. (Video Game) / int_3b39c254
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 Luminous Avenger iX (Video Game) / int_3b39c254
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 Oddworld (Video Game) / int_3b39c254
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 Oni (Video Game) / int_3b39c254
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 Papers, Please (Video Game) / int_3b39c254
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 Poptropica (Video Game) / int_3b39c254
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 Requiem Avenging Angel (Video Game) / int_3b39c254
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 ShaunWhiteSkateboarding
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 Starbound (Video Game) / int_3b39c254
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 Stolen (Video Game) / int_3b39c254
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 The Division (Video Game) / int_3b39c254
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 The New Order: Last Days of Europe (Video Game) / int_3b39c254
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 The Sims 3 / Videogame / int_3b39c254
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 Analogue: A Hate Story (Visual Novel) / int_3b39c254
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 Planetarian (Visual Novel) / int_3b39c254
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 Steins;Gate (Visual Novel) / int_3b39c254
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 Extra Credits (Web Animation) / int_3b39c254
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 If the Emperor Had a Text-to-Speech Device (Web Animation) / int_3b39c254
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Dystopia
 Interface (Web Animation) / int_3b39c254
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 Lucky Day Forever (Web Animation)
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 Vinesauce Tomodachi Life (Web Video) / int_3b39c254
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 Sluggy Freelance (Webcomic) / int_3b39c254
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 Spectre
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 The Dragon Doctors (Webcomic) / int_3b39c254
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 WanderingOnes
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 Automania 2000 / int_3b39c254
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 The Zeta Project / int_3b39c254
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 Urbance / int_3b39c254
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 Genma Wars / int_3b39c254
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