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20th Aug '17 3:18:52 PM MyFinalEdits
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** The last three examples are actually set in the 18th-19th century Ottoman Empire. Though it was usually depicted in Western media using this trope, anyway.
* Pretty much any film about Literature/SinbadTheSailor will at least start out here, even though it'll wind up on some uncharted island full of Creator/RayHarryhausen critters.

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** The last three examples are actually set in the 18th-19th century Ottoman Empire. Though it was usually depicted in Western media using this trope, anyway.
* Pretty much any Any film about Literature/SinbadTheSailor will at least start out here, even though it'll wind up on some uncharted island full of Creator/RayHarryhausen critters.
20th Aug '17 3:17:03 PM MyFinalEdits
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* ''VideoGame/DokiDokiPanic'' was largely based around this trope. As a result some elements, such as the flying carpets, are also in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros2''.
** ''VideoGame/MarioKart7'' has a track based on the above called Shy Guy Bazaar, complete with VideoGame/SuperMarioBros2 references. It fits this trope perfectly.

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* * ''VideoGame/DokiDokiPanic'' was is largely based around this trope. As a result some elements, such as the flying carpets, are also in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros2''.
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''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros2''. In turn, ''VideoGame/MarioKart7'' has a track based on the above Subcon desert called Shy Guy Bazaar, complete with VideoGame/SuperMarioBros2 references. It fits this trope perfectly.''Super Mario Bros. 2'' references and Middle East-inspired music.



* The Gerudo from the ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Legend of Zelda]]'' series seem to be ''very loosely'' based off of this trope, where the harem girls ''are'' thieves. Also, their king, Ganondorf happens to be the main antagonist in the series, and he happens to be skilled with sorcery.
* The Alin from ''RiseOfLegends'' are based on this trope. Their floating cities are located in a vast desert, and their lands are full of magical creatures made up of fire and glass. There are, of course, genies. Interestingly, the Alin are on the verge of being overrun by the so-called Dark Alin, creatures born of magic fueled by [[spoiler:an alien artifact]]. The intro film shows Alin forces besieging a Vinci city in a clear case of MagicVersusTechnology. This never happens in the game, however. The other {{Fantasy Counterpart Culture}}s in the game are the Vinci (Renaissance-era Italy fueled by [[Creator/LeonardoDaVinci Leonardo's]] SteamPunk and ClockPunk inventions) and the Cuotl (a Mayincatec culture using technology given by their SufficientlyAdvancedAlien masters).
** While the Alin-Vinci battle never happens in the game, the ending heavily implies that, with the Alin no longer under threat, they are looking West towards the Vinci city-states to expand their territory.

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* The Gerudo from the ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Legend of Zelda]]'' series seem to be ''very loosely'' based off of this trope, where the harem girls ''are'' thieves. Also, their king, Ganondorf Ganondorf, happens to be the main antagonist in the series, and he happens to be skilled with sorcery.
* The Alin from ''RiseOfLegends'' ''VideoGame/RiseOfLegends'' are based on this trope. Their floating cities are located in a vast desert, and their lands are full of magical creatures made up of fire and glass. There are, of course, genies. Interestingly, the Alin are on the verge of being overrun by the so-called Dark Alin, creatures born of magic fueled by [[spoiler:an alien artifact]]. The intro film shows Alin forces besieging a Vinci city in a clear case of MagicVersusTechnology. This never happens in the game, however. The other {{Fantasy Counterpart Culture}}s in the game are the Vinci (Renaissance-era Italy fueled by [[Creator/LeonardoDaVinci Leonardo's]] SteamPunk and ClockPunk inventions) and the Cuotl (a Mayincatec culture using technology given by their SufficientlyAdvancedAlien masters).
** While
masters). And while the Alin-Vinci battle never happens in the game, the ending heavily implies that, with the Alin no longer under threat, they are looking West towards the Vinci city-states to expand their territory.



* ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooInArabianNights''

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* ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooInArabianNights''''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooInArabianNights'', though the Arabian setting acts more like a background that grants place for stories set elsewhere.
6th Aug '17 11:14:03 PM darksoul4242
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* Creator/{{Disney}}'s ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' franchise. The original "Literature/{{Aladdin}}" is nominally set in China, but given the fact that "China" as described in the story is identical to the average Arabian city of the time, it's likely that the author was just engaging in a bit of exoticism.[[note]] It is also possible that the "China" described in the story is East Turkestan � a.k.a Xinjiang � an area populated by the Muslim Uyghur people that today is controlled by China, but wasn't then.However, if it wasn't controlled by China when it was written, why would they call it that? It is possible that it is the protectorate of Sogdiana, which was controlled by the Chinese Empire at the time.[[/note]]

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* Creator/{{Disney}}'s ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' franchise. The original "Literature/{{Aladdin}}" is nominally set in China, but given the fact that "China" as described in the story is identical to the average Arabian city of the time, it's likely that the author was just engaging in a bit of exoticism.[[note]] It is also possible that the "China" described in the story is East Turkestan � a.k.a Xinjiang � an area populated by the Muslim Uyghur people that today is controlled by China, but wasn't then. However, if it wasn't controlled by China when it was written, why would they call it that? It is possible that it is the protectorate of Sogdiana, which was controlled by the Chinese Empire at the time.[[/note]]
18th Jul '17 2:46:18 PM eroock
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->''Oh I come from a land, from a faraway place\\

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->''Oh ->''"Oh I come from a land, from a faraway place\\



To another Arabian night!''
--> "Arabian Nights", ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}''

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To another Arabian night!''
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night!"''
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"Arabian Nights", ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}''
15th Jul '17 9:19:26 AM nombretomado
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* ''VideoGame/{{Sonic|TheHedgehog}} [[SonicStorybookSeries and the Secret Rings]]'' (''very'' loosely)

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* ''VideoGame/{{Sonic|TheHedgehog}} [[SonicStorybookSeries and the Secret Rings]]'' ''VideoGame/SonicAndTheSecretRings'' (''very'' loosely)
24th May '17 11:05:23 PM Averagemoe
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* VideoGame/Wizard101: Mirage, in a high fantasy sort of way. One early quest there has you visit a genie who just lives in a nondescript tent within walking distance of a large gathering of nomads.
20th May '17 5:33:50 PM nombretomado
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* Arabian Night from ''WarioLand 4''.

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* Arabian Night from ''WarioLand ''VideoGame/WarioLand 4''.
22nd Apr '17 2:58:07 PM Vios
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* In ''VideoGame/FaeryLegendsOfAvalon'', one of the three worlds you get sent to is partly based on Middle Eastern mythology (with AncientEgypt making up the remainder). It's populated genies, peris, and so forth some of whom were the inspiration for various human stories and myths, although they don't necessarily live up to the tales.
4th Mar '17 9:09:00 AM nombretomado
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** ''MarioKart 7'' has a track based on the above called Shy Guy Bazaar, complete with VideoGame/SuperMarioBros2 references. It fits this trope perfectly.

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** ''MarioKart 7'' ''VideoGame/MarioKart7'' has a track based on the above called Shy Guy Bazaar, complete with VideoGame/SuperMarioBros2 references. It fits this trope perfectly.
26th Feb '17 9:18:49 AM tracer
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A popular trope for this setting is GenieInABottle, traditionally a LiteralGenie. {{Flying Carpet}}s are popular too, as are rubies and sapphires bigger than your fist. The look and feel of a BazaarOfTheBizarre often draws heavily on this period as well. Expect at least one reference to the "sands of time."

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A popular trope for this setting is GenieInABottle, traditionally a LiteralGenie. {{Flying Carpet}}s are popular too, as are [[TreasureIsBiggerInFiction rubies and sapphires bigger than your fist.fist]]. The look and feel of a BazaarOfTheBizarre often draws heavily on this period as well. Expect at least one reference to the "sands of time."
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