Santa Destroy skyline
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Santa Destroy (IPA: /sæntʌdɛstʃrɔɪ/) is a fictional Californian town in the 2007 video game No More Heroes and the 2010 video game No More Heroes: Desperate Struggle. It was based on small American towns, occasionally known for their seediness, lack of care for education, and menial population.
As of No More Heroes 2, Santa Destroy has been renovated into a tourist hotspot funded by multiple corporations.
A well-known shopping area is Area 51. There are also two employment agencies in Santa Destroy, the Job Center and K-Entertainment, a corrupt advertising agency; the latter will not allow employment to those who are without introduction tickets, which can only be obtained through first working for the Job Center. This is because as a corrupt advertising agency, K-Entertainment entrusts the employment of carrying out assassinations for large sums of money. The town is also known to have hosted a Santa Destroy Eight Hour Stamina Meat Festival.
There are at least seven known newspapers in the area which can be seen distributed through sidewalk newspaper dispensers, five publications of which are free of cost. It is unknown what type of newspapers they are, daily or weekly, or what their features include (although the front page of one depicts a car, possibly appearing to be an automobile magazine). The publications' names are also difficult to decipher.
Santa Destroy also has one known radio station, WGHM 86.6 FM.
Santa Destroy is the home of the Santa Destroy Warriors of Major League Baseball, at Destroy Stadium. While the Warriors are a professional baseball team, they are apparently inferior to a number of other teams in the league, to a degree at which it is even described in the Santa Destroy Guide that, "The only thing they lead the league in is violence towards fans."
Perhaps most notable of the town's economic system, despite Santa Destroy being set in California, its currency is not the American dollar but rather the "LB dollar". This is given no explanation, nor has it been officially confirmed what "LB" abbreviates.
The recognized businesses and companies in Santa Destroy are "45" Liquor, A Stroke of Genius, AAA Service, Angelica autobila, Architectural Salvage, Area 51, Army Surplus Store, Art Materials, bar plastic model, Bear Hug Studio, Beef Head, Blue Face Jeans Co., Bow and Arrow Station, Buck Wild Sports Bar, Burger Suplex, Cafe Gaetano, Carpal Motors, Casey's Diner, Conway's Auto Store, Crazy Ted's TV HiFi PC & Car Stereo, Destroy Bank, Destroy Restaurant, Destroyer Antiques, Don't tell my mama, the Egbert theatre, Freak Momma, G.G. Hey's, Gloomy Cafe, Gram-"Paw" Ferguson's Famous Dog Food Burritos, Grasshopper, Greets!, Hardware, the Job Center, K-Entertainment, Key Holl Beer, Keynote, King Tut, Lobster Lovers, Luchaco, Madril Tattoo, Mattress Discount, Meat Market Produce, Motel "NO MORE HEROES", Naomi's Lab, Never Mind the Botox, New & Used Books, Noir Café, No Pity for the Majority, Orient Express, Orpheus Pharmacy, Perishable foods, Piledriver Realty, Pirates & Ninjas, Puppy Market, Posh Cat, Public Parking, Rolling Cradle Highway Bus Stop, Rounding Body Press Station, Samantha's Soap Shop, Seaside Bueger, Stan & Olivia's Dry Cleaning & Tailoring, Steak Shack, Stinkin' Beer, Suplex Pizza, Tag Team Taco Twins, Three Star Freight Shipper, Thunder Ryu Bldg. (home to the Evolution Gym), Tiki Bar, Toyland, Tyrannomarket Rex and Way to Go; Pizza Butt, a fast food restaurant chain is also looking to open in the town. A Japanese advertisement of No More Heroes features an airplane overhead, though a local airport is not officially recognized in the game. There is also a record label based in Santa Destroy called Star Records.
Overall, Santa Destroy projects to be an unfavorable place for working.
Crime and safetyEdit
Santa Destroy does not experience significant crime rates, bar the organized United Assassins Association ranking matches and K-Entertainment's contractual assassination gigs which take place at locations within Santa Destroy or its surrounding area. However, during Travis Touchdown's time ranked sixth, countless bloodstains blemish the concrete streets of Santa Destroy, which lead to the bloodied body of an unidentified girl in the barren Atomic Drop Ward, next to the entrance to the Senton Splash Tunnel. When Travis returns to the town upon ranking fifth in the UAA, the streets have been ridden of the blood, and the body of the aforementioned girl has since been removed. This occurrence is the town's only recognized rise in crime, excluding those which have been organized by the UAA and K-Entertainment.
The D Police serve as Santa Destroy's law enforcement.
Santa Destroy High School serves almost all of the city of Santa Destroy. It is uncertain how children obtain their elementary education, though it is most likely that either there is an elementary school in Santa Destroy that isn't recognized in the game, or children are simply transported to a nearby, surrounding community with one. It is also considered that the schools in Santa Destroy do not properly teach students a real education, possibly due to faulty teachers and staff, because of students themselves, or the UAA.
The Rounding Body Press Station and Bow and Arrow Station operate an extensive system of subway lines across Santa Destroy. The city's bus system, Rolling Cradle Highway Bus Stop, also provides transportation out of the city via the Santa Destroy Junction.
- The favicon of No More Heroes Wiki borrows from the flag of Santa Destroy.
- The Grasshopper Manufacture logo can be found in several parts of Santa Destroy, namely on the sides of newspaper dispensers and on the WGHM 86.6 FM billboard (a radio station which itself references Grasshopper's three-letter abbreviation, GHM).
- The flag of Santa Destroy bears a somewhat similar resemblance to the Confederate States of America's flag, as the Confederacy was the alignment of 11 seceded southern states from the United States of America due to disputes over slavery, which that eventually led to the American Civil War (1861-1865).