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To learn more about photo and article reprints for personal use, please visit store. You need to login to do this. Please don’t list it on a work’s trope example list. Also known as a Straw Utopia, everything is perfect in this ideologically pure country. Mary Suetopia is when they try to break with the society’s core ideology.
Note that there is no reason to assume that it isn’t possible to create a better society. Thus, some of these utopias might actually work. However, the distinctive characteristic of a Mary Suetopia is that it goes beyond just being a perfect society – it’s a perfect society filled with perfect people, who show enthusiastic support for the author’s society’s ideology. In many cases, the author just uses the “utopia” as an excuse to step up and preach their little heart out. Named for the Mary Sue, the personified equivalent of the Mary Suetopia.
Ruthlessly parodied in the form of Magical Land in Dai Mahou Touge. Mobotropolis, Echidnaopolis and Albion in Archie Comics’ Sonic the Hedgehog certainly fit the bill here, especially under the penmanship of Ken Penders. Wakanda from Black Panther has elements of this that vary from minor to being played straight to an infuriating degree, Depending on the Writer.