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    Destroying Real Cities?

    Discussion in 'Setting Development' started by Morningriser, Jan 19, 2020.

    I am under the assumption there is no law against say, having your character get so enraged, they become a fiery dragon and completely obliterate Time Square at midnight on New Years Eve, would it? Or is there something a city official could come after me for?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Kalisto

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    You can, but you have to remember the rule: 9/11 ruined everything.

    Does this mean people would be automatically offended? No. It's not offensive in any way. You might get people who are looking to be offended. But you could depict a sock hanging out the window and someone will be offended.

    From a story telling perspective, destroying something and killing hundreds of people... well, you're going to have an uphill battle to make that character actually likable. Maybe sympathetic if you play your cards right, but people won't look at that character as the hero.
     
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    Iain Aschendale Potatoes again? Supporter Contributor

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    Its fiction man... You can do anything... Literall could have time travelers go back in time to tell adolf hitler(before he was anybody special) that jews would monopolize the bulk of the planets resources and enslave humanity unless he rises up and eliminates names on a list to prevent the future from happening. It may be looked down on for the concept, however there are people who won't care and find it entertaining. Maybe not many... But there will be some.
     
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    Why on earth would a city official come after you? Have you watched any of the Marvel movies?

    How many times do you think the creators of Godzilla would have been arrested by now?

    :)
     
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    Not the sort of storyline that would fly here.
     
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    It was just an off the top of the head reference... Unless you're refering to the city wide destruction topic. I can't tell which you are referring to.
     
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    I hit Washington Dc with a dirty bomb and killed the entire trump administration, senate and congress and left capitol hill a poisonous radioactive ruin. (Tom Clancy blew up Denver with a nuke and crashed a 747 on capitol hill)

    I think its fairly safe... its called fiction after all "any similarity with any person living or dead is entire coincidental"
     
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    dude, your profile pic is literally Mister Meeseeks, and THIS is what you're worried about?
     
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    Do whatever you want to do. I've lost track of how many times I've started nuclear wars or completely destroyed the Earth. It's my story, I tell the story I want to tell.
     
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    Thanks guys!

    I figured I was safe, it's just that people are capable of practically anything nowadays so I figured it would be best just to ask.
     
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    I'm totally intrigued by this concept that is the epithany of offensive and disgusting. Probably would never be published for it's profound antisemitism (you are kinda justifying the holocaust) but it would make for a great rick and morty episode, that's for sure.
     
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    Let's stay on topic, it was a problematic post to begin with.
     
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    I have a detailed scene for the complete city by city destruction of world civilization. It's pretty much lather-rinse-repeat. The first city is the luckiest, in the grand scheme. :D
     
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    In the anime Gundam, they blew up Sydney by dropping a space colony on it.

    No one missed it.
     
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    How about threaten to blow up the whole planet? Not that has never been done before?
     
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    Right, I think the OP's question has been asked and answered. So I'm closing it now, before the thread goes any further off track.
    :closed:
     

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