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21st Aug '17 3:21:48 PM DastardlyDemolition
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9th Aug '17 9:30:50 AM PrimeEvil
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* The ''Series/DoctorWho'' story "Revenge of the Cybermen" concerns Voga, an ''asteroid'' that's made of gold. The Cybermen want to destroy it, because gold--a metal which never corrodes--can be used to plate their breathing apparatus and suffocate them.


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* In the ''WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget'' episode "All That Glitters," Dr. Claw wanted to steal the gold from El Dorado and replace the golden bricks with bricks of gold-plated ''sugar''. [[spoiler: As it turned out, the joke was on him: The gold bricks he was about to steal were actually made of fool's gold! Penny set off a mechanism which destroyed this fake city and revealed the ''true'' City of Gold underneath it!]]
23rd Jul '17 10:15:43 AM NoahGCM
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[[caption-width-right:300:[[WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}} Wouldn't a solid gold fiddle be really hard to ring and sound crummy]]?]]

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23rd Jul '17 10:13:45 AM NoahGCM
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[[caption-width-right:300:[[WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}} Wouldn't a solid gold bell be really hard to ring and sound crummy]]?]]

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17th Jul '17 9:25:41 AM HeroGal2347
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* A fairly common trope in various [[ComicBook/TheLifeAndTimesOfScroogeMcDuck Uncle Scrooge]] and DonaldDuck stories. The Gilded Man is far more interested in silver than gold -- while the ducks themselves are actually after a [[MacGuffin rare postage stamp]]. WesternAnimation/DuckTales' [[FiveEpisodePilot Valley of Golden Suns]] has a ridiculous amount of gold, while a WesternAnimation/DuckTales comic "The Doomed of Sarras" had an exoplanet with an entire desert of WorthlessYellowRocks. The Uncle Scrooge story "Filthy Rich" features "beggars" in Upper Crustovia with the sign "Please give! Needy family! Down to our last billion dollars!" There have to be many more examples.

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* A fairly common trope in various [[ComicBook/TheLifeAndTimesOfScroogeMcDuck Uncle Scrooge]] and DonaldDuck stories. The Gilded Man is far more interested in silver than gold -- while the ducks themselves are actually after a [[MacGuffin rare postage stamp]]. WesternAnimation/DuckTales' ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales1987''' [[FiveEpisodePilot Valley of Golden Suns]] has a ridiculous amount of gold, while a WesternAnimation/DuckTales comic "The Doomed of Sarras" had an exoplanet with an entire desert of WorthlessYellowRocks. The Uncle Scrooge story "Filthy Rich" features "beggars" in Upper Crustovia with the sign "Please give! Needy family! Down to our last billion dollars!" There have to be many more examples.
2nd Jul '17 1:54:09 PM dsneybuf
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* In ''Literature/{{Jumanji}}'', the eponymous board game has a city of golden buildings and towers, also called Jumanji, at the end of its path.
9th Apr '17 9:23:25 AM nombretomado
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* In the Dreamlands sequence from ''[[RogerZelazny A Night In The Lonesome October]]'', Snuff and Greymalk explore a [[Creator/HPLovecraft Lovecraft-inspired]] dream city in which rare and exotic construction materials are commonplace. Entering an alley, they walk past an ornately-gilded ''trash can'' made of semiprecious stone and finest ceramic.

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* In the Dreamlands sequence from ''[[RogerZelazny ''[[Creator/RogerZelazny A Night In The Lonesome October]]'', Snuff and Greymalk explore a [[Creator/HPLovecraft Lovecraft-inspired]] dream city in which rare and exotic construction materials are commonplace. Entering an alley, they walk past an ornately-gilded ''trash can'' made of semiprecious stone and finest ceramic.
25th Feb '17 4:40:10 AM ImpudentInfidel
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* Subverted in Creator/LFrankBaum's ''Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz''. The Great Oz makes everyone believe that the Emerald City is made of emeralds, by making visitors wear green glasses while they are in the city.

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* Subverted in Creator/LFrankBaum's ''Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz''. The Great Oz makes everyone believe that the Emerald City is made of emeralds, by making visitors wear green glasses while they are in the city. Thanks to Baum's cavalier approach to continuity, the whole idea of it being a trick instead of played straight was completely abandoned by the first sequel.
21st Dec '16 2:27:18 AM KnightofLsama
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** More specifically: This is the city of New Jerusalem. As described in the Revelation, the streets are gold - pure gold, like glass. (Translucent gold?) The foundations of the city are described as twelve precious and semi-precious gemstones. (Interestingly, sapphire is mentioned but ruby is not.) The city gates are pearl - and since at least one translation describes the twelve gates as being carved from a single pearl (each, presumably), it's probably the real deal. Also, the place is described as huge - over 2,532,139,147 cubic miles of space, much of which will presumably be gold (the streets, the buildings, etc.) Now ''that's'' a golden city!

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** More specifically: This is the city of New Jerusalem. As described in the Revelation, the streets are gold - pure gold, like glass. (Translucent gold?) The foundations of the city are described as twelve precious and semi-precious gemstones. (Interestingly, sapphire is mentioned but ruby is not.) )[[note]]Possibly because the Hebrew word ''sappir '' is related to the English sapphire, it actually refers to the blue stone known in English as Lapis Lazuli and the translation of sapphire was a mistake[[/note]] The city gates are pearl - and since at least one translation describes the twelve gates as being carved from a single pearl (each, presumably), it's probably the real deal. Also, the place is described as huge - over 2,532,139,147 cubic miles of space, much of which will presumably be gold (the streets, the buildings, etc.) Now ''that's'' a golden city!
17th Nov '16 2:11:17 PM ErebusElysium
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Compare AdvancedAncientAcropolis, ShiningCity, ConspicuousConsumption, GoldFever (which this can induce), GoldMakesEverythingShiny.

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Compare CrystalLandscape, AdvancedAncientAcropolis, ShiningCity, ConspicuousConsumption, GoldFever (which this can induce), GoldMakesEverythingShiny.
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