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What is The Difference Between Tragedy and Grimdark?
There have been a lot of naysayers over what's been dubbed Grimdark fantasy. Named for a quote in Warhammer 40,000, this genre features gritty worlds, dystopian societies, and characters who have their own agency. When people wonder why it's so popular though, all they have to do is go back to Athens a few thousand years ago for the answer.