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14th Sep '17 12:48:25 PM Ramone490
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* For ''WesternAnimation/RickandMorty'', Atlantis is ''so'' boring that the episode, "The Ricklantis Mixup", would rather focus on [[spoiler:the daily activity of the Citadel]] instead of checking out Rick and Morty's Atlantis adventure. Although, to be fair, it seems like they had a fun time there.
9th Jul '17 5:12:50 PM PhantomRider
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** Particularly, in ''Anime/DigimonAdventure02'', Iori's Mon got a transformation into a submarine. It was used exactly four times in all 50-something episodes.

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** Particularly, in ''Anime/DigimonAdventure02'', Iori's Iori/Cody's Mon got a transformation into a submarine. It was used exactly four times in all 50-something episodes.
episodes. (This despite IfItSwimsItFlies being in effect; Submarimon is perfectly capable of making you eat missiles out of the water.)
30th Apr '17 5:35:34 PM Theriocephalus
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The ocean is boring to humans. All of the conventions of human society are missing from the ocean. Even with the addition of colonies to the seafloor, you can't really write a story down there as easily as you could on land. There are probably no ocean theme parks, no underwater romantic restaurants, no ability for the cast to move around. Also, like it or not - the basis for about 80% of fantasy, science fiction, drama, and adventure stories is TheyFightCrime. But there's hardly going to be any crime to fight - there are no underwater bank robberies.

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The ocean is boring to humans. All of the conventions of human society are missing from the ocean. Even with the addition of colonies to the seafloor, you can't really write a story down there as easily as you could on land. There are probably no ocean theme parks, no underwater romantic restaurants, no ability for the cast to move around. Also, like it or not - not, the basis for about 80% of fantasy, science fiction, drama, and adventure stories is TheyFightCrime. But there's hardly going to be any crime to fight - -- there are no underwater bank robberies.
10th Apr '17 10:58:22 AM nombretomado
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** Its parodic sequel series, ''{{Sealab 2021}}'' had a lot of stuff going on, mostly at the behest of the TooDumbToLive crew.

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** Its parodic sequel series, ''{{Sealab ''WesternAnimation/{{Sealab 2021}}'' had a lot of stuff going on, mostly at the behest of the TooDumbToLive crew.
20th Feb '17 2:24:32 AM jormis29
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** Partially subverted when a sourcebook and a trio of adventure modules centering on the Sahuagin (evil fish-people who worshipped [[EverythingsEvenWorseWithSharks sharks]]) were released, which fleshed them out enough to be arguably as interesting an antagonist as Drow or Mind Flayers. Unfortunately, that was when TSR was still an independent company (i.e. 1996). Nothing comparable has been written since, either by WizardsOfTheCoast or a third party company.

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** Partially subverted when a sourcebook and a trio of adventure modules centering on the Sahuagin (evil fish-people who worshipped [[EverythingsEvenWorseWithSharks sharks]]) were released, which fleshed them out enough to be arguably as interesting an antagonist as Drow or Mind Flayers. Unfortunately, that was when TSR Creator/{{TSR}} was still an independent company (i.e. 1996). Nothing comparable has been written since, either by WizardsOfTheCoast or a third party company.



* Back in the 90s, Creator/GamesWorkshop put out ''Man O'War'', a naval combat game set in the ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' world. Despite plenty of support, the game did poorly, to the point where it is one of the handful of games whose rules are not available from GW's Specialist Games site.

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* Back in the 90s, Creator/GamesWorkshop put out ''Man O'War'', ''TabletopGame/ManOWar'', a naval combat game set in the ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' world. Despite plenty of support, the game did poorly, to the point where it is one of the handful of games whose rules are not available from GW's Specialist Games site.
16th Feb '17 1:39:40 AM Hylarn
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* Despite the series usually a good job of averting this in ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'', it's completely played straight in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker'' and ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSpiritTracks''. This is especially weird because the entire overworld is the ocean, and yet it's little more than something to traverse. There's no diving and even simply trying to swim can cause you to run out of breath. The one underwater location in the former game magically acts as if it isn't completely submerged.

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* Despite the series usually a good job of averting this in ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'', it's completely played straight in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker'' and ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSpiritTracks''. ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker'': This is especially weird because the entire overworld is the ocean, and yet it's little more than something to traverse. There's no diving and even simply trying to swim can cause you to run out of breath. The one underwater location in the former game magically acts as if it isn't completely submerged.
21st Jan '17 7:09:30 AM GM_3826
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** Some players take advantage of this by building bases underwater ''[[InvokedTrope exactly because they're boring to be around]]'', and hence rival players are less likely to loot it.

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** Some players take advantage of this by building bases underwater ''[[InvokedTrope ''[[ExploitedTrope exactly because they're boring to be around]]'', and hence rival players are less likely to loot it.
30th Dec '16 11:21:08 PM Theriocephalus
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Due to the long history of {{Atlantis}}, [[OurMermaidsAreDifferent merpeople]], [[FishPeople sea monsters]] and other myths about the ocean, people are fascinated by the mystique of the sea. Most SpeculativeFiction stories, particularly in the fantasy vein, may well try to explore or add to the setting by introducing the presence of some sentient underwater species inspired by merpeople. Futuristic science-fiction oriented series may well have men colonize the ocean floor in undersea domes - or perhaps people have discovered that Cetaceans are actually sentient and have been hiding in all along. In the horror genre, there may be an EldritchAbomination and its spawn waiting at the bottom of the ocean. An alien race or precursor artifacts might be down there somewhere. Plus, the ocean has pirates.

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Due to the long history of {{Atlantis}}, [[OurMermaidsAreDifferent merpeople]], [[FishPeople sea monsters]] {{sea monster}}s and other myths about the ocean, people are fascinated by the mystique of the sea. Most SpeculativeFiction stories, particularly in the fantasy vein, may well try to explore or add to the setting by introducing the presence of some sentient underwater species inspired by merpeople. Futuristic science-fiction oriented series may well have men colonize the ocean floor in undersea domes - or perhaps people have discovered that Cetaceans are actually sentient and have been hiding in all along. In the horror genre, there may be an EldritchAbomination and its spawn waiting at the bottom of the ocean. An alien race or precursor artifacts might be down there somewhere. Plus, the ocean has pirates.
30th Dec '16 11:20:04 PM Theriocephalus
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Due to the long history of {{Atlantis}}, [[OurMermaidsAreDifferent merpeople]], [[FishPeople sea monsters]] and other myths about the ocean - people are fascinated by the mystique of the sea. Most SpeculativeFiction stories, particularly in the fantasy vein, may well try to explore or add to the setting by introducing the presence of some sentient underwater species inspired by merpeople. Futuristic science-fiction oriented series may well have men colonize the ocean floor in undersea domes - or perhaps people have discovered that Cetaceans are actually sentient and have been hiding in all along. In the horror genre, there may be an EldritchAbomination and its spawn waiting at the bottom of the ocean. An alien race or precursor artifacts might be down there somewhere. Plus, the ocean has pirates.

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Due to the long history of {{Atlantis}}, [[OurMermaidsAreDifferent merpeople]], [[FishPeople sea monsters]] and other myths about the ocean - ocean, people are fascinated by the mystique of the sea. Most SpeculativeFiction stories, particularly in the fantasy vein, may well try to explore or add to the setting by introducing the presence of some sentient underwater species inspired by merpeople. Futuristic science-fiction oriented series may well have men colonize the ocean floor in undersea domes - or perhaps people have discovered that Cetaceans are actually sentient and have been hiding in all along. In the horror genre, there may be an EldritchAbomination and its spawn waiting at the bottom of the ocean. An alien race or precursor artifacts might be down there somewhere. Plus, the ocean has pirates.
29th Nov '16 12:57:30 PM starofjusticev21
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* In ''VisualNovel/GenderBenderDNATwisterExtreme'' a lot of characters gain the ability to become HalfHumanHybrids of animals, and inevitably one of them becomes a mermaid. It makes no bones about how fast this gets boring, and when she confronts her friend about it later she holds back nothing about how no, it was '''not''' awesome.
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