Seen on the television game show "Jeopardy," November 16
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.The Resurrection of the Body..
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