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26th Jun '17 8:00:22 PM Ohio9
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* In ''DaphneInTheBrilliantBlue'', the setting is a series of connected cities on water due to a cataclysmic event that flooded the world.

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* In ''DaphneInTheBrilliantBlue'', ''Anime/DaphneInTheBrilliantBlue'', the setting is a series of connected cities on water due to a cataclysmic event that flooded the world.
26th Jun '17 8:19:22 AM Sark0TAG
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* The Mechanical Age in ''VideoGame/{{Myst}}'' once was this, according to Atrus' account. The city, surrounded by three tall hills, [[SunkenCity sank]] when pirates destroyed its foundations, but he installed a fortress on top of it for the survivors to fight back with.
19th May '17 12:38:18 PM intastiel
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* In ''[[Litearture/{{Magic20}} Magic 2.0]]'', the Sunken City of {{Atlantis}} is a gleaming reflective bowl that stands on pillars in the Mediterranean. It's explained that "sunken" does not mean UnderwaterCity in this case but more of an architectural style, like in a "sunken apartment". The outer shell of the city is pure solid diamond created on a molecular level with a macro (similar to a MatterReplicator but with programming code). Inside, the city has buildings all over the sloping walls with one-way windows through the "floor". FloatingPlatforms (also diamond) provide transportation across the city. Plumbing is handled by teleporting waste into orbit, resulting in a lot of shooting stars. The city is ruled by a triumvirate: the President (the sole elected post), Brit the Elder (the builder of the city), and Brit the Younger (Brit the Elder's [[TimeTravel younger self]]). Atlantis is a haven for female time travelers and the largest time traveler colony, as most of history [[BurnTheWitch wasn't very kind to women with magic]].

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* In ''[[Litearture/{{Magic20}} Magic 2.0]]'', ''Literature/Magic20'', the Sunken City of {{Atlantis}} is a gleaming reflective bowl that stands on pillars in the Mediterranean. It's explained that "sunken" does not mean UnderwaterCity in this case but more of an architectural style, like in a "sunken apartment". The outer shell of the city is pure solid diamond created on a molecular level with a macro (similar to a MatterReplicator but with programming code). Inside, the city has buildings all over the sloping walls with one-way windows through the "floor". FloatingPlatforms (also diamond) provide transportation across the city. Plumbing is handled by teleporting waste into orbit, resulting in a lot of shooting stars. The city is ruled by a triumvirate: the President (the sole elected post), Brit the Elder (the builder of the city), and Brit the Younger (Brit the Elder's [[TimeTravel younger self]]). Atlantis is a haven for female time travelers and the largest time traveler colony, as most of history [[BurnTheWitch wasn't very kind to women with magic]].



* ''VideoGame/{{Syndicate}} (2012) has the city of La Ballena, which is owned by the Caymen Global syndicate.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Syndicate}} ''VideoGame/{{Syndicate}}'' (2012) has the city of La Ballena, which is owned by the Caymen Global syndicate.



* In a FlashForward episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', Homer lives in an undersea apartment.
** The next FlashForward episode shows Homer and Marge on vacation in an underwater Manhattan in a Christmas Card Montage.
* The Remains of New York became a floating city called The City In the Sea in Cadillacs and Dinosaurs

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* In a FlashForward episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', Homer lives in an undersea apartment.
** The next FlashForward episode shows Homer
''[[ComicBook/XenozoicTales Cadillacs and Marge on vacation in an underwater Manhattan in a Christmas Card Montage.
* The
Dinosaurs]]'', the Remains of New York became a floating city called The City In the Sea in Cadillacs and DinosaursSea.



* Frequently seen in nations with sea access and not enough space for new buildings (Japan, Singapore, etc.) as well as countries with an influx of wealthy tourists and investors (Dubai, Bahrain...).
** In fact, several airports (such as Kansai International in Osaka) have been built in harbors by using landfill (as in, the kind made from rocks and dirt, not the kind made from garbage) to create artificial islands big enough to operate major airports on. One major challenge in designing these airports is that the weight of the airport itself (buildings, planes, equipment, and of course miles of thick paved runway surfaces) causes the island to sink further into the water.

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* Frequently seen in nations with sea access and not enough space for new buildings (Japan, Singapore, etc.) as well as countries with an influx of wealthy tourists and investors (Dubai, Bahrain...). \n** In fact, several airports (such as Kansai International in Osaka) have been built in harbors by using landfill (as in, the kind made from rocks and dirt, not the kind made from garbage) to create artificial islands big enough to operate major airports on. One major challenge in designing these airports is that the weight of the airport itself (buildings, planes, equipment, and of course miles of thick paved runway surfaces) causes the island to sink further into the water.
16th May '17 5:33:46 PM DastardlyDemolition
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheMarvelousMisadventuresOfFlapjack'' has Stormalong Harbor, a rickety island made of wooden planks and piles driven into the seafloor. The harbor is [[LayeredMetropolis divided]] into "Upper" (where the rich live) and "Lower" (where the rest live) Stormalong. Despite being basically a huge harbor people live on, it has a functional plumbing system along with a trolley and enough support to hold up entire manors for the rich (the richest man in Stormalong has a massive one with a lawn, gardens, and fountains).
5th May '17 4:36:28 PM zarpaulus
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* In ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'' the capital of the United Nations of Sol is Dom Atlantis, a megalopolis of some 4 billion situated in the North Atlantic.
1st May '17 11:25:48 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'': In the first season, the DangerouslyGenreSavvy Fire Nation has a TailorMadePrison for earthbenders: a giant offshore platform built entirely out of metal (metalbending wouldn't be discovered for another season). One of the reasons TheMovie is so reviled is that it replaces the platform with a quarry, making the earthbenders' plight less "nothing to help us escape" and more "we can't be bothered to escape". ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' has a similar situation with Ghazan's prison, out at sea and made entirely of wood (Ghazan isn't a metalbender, but they're known to exist by then) and without a speck of dirt anywhere. As we find out during his escape, Ghazan is a ''lavabender'', and just having a few pebbles on hand is enough for him to create a buzzsaw out of lava.

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* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'': In the first season, the DangerouslyGenreSavvy Fire Nation has a TailorMadePrison for earthbenders: a giant offshore platform built entirely out of metal (metalbending wouldn't be discovered for another season). One of the reasons TheMovie is so reviled is that it replaces the platform with a quarry, making the earthbenders' plight less "nothing to help us escape" and more "we can't be bothered to escape". ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' has a similar situation with Ghazan's prison, out at sea and made entirely of wood (Ghazan isn't a metalbender, but they're known to exist by then) and without a speck of dirt anywhere. As we find out during his escape, Ghazan is a ''lavabender'', and just having a few pebbles on hand is enough for him to create a buzzsaw out of lava.
1st May '17 10:04:06 AM Chabal2
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* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'': In the first season, the DangerouslyGenreSavvy Fire Nation has a TailorMadePrison for earthbenders: a giant offshore platform built entirely out of metal (metalbending wouldn't be discovered for another season). One of the reasons TheMovie is so reviled is that it replaces the platform with a quarry, making the earthbenders' plight less "nothing to help us escape" and more "we can't be bothered to escape". ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' has a similar situation with Ghazan's prison, out at sea and made entirely of wood (Ghazan isn't a metalbender, but they're known to exist by then) and without a speck of dirt anywhere. As we find out during his escape, Ghazan is a ''lavabender'', and just having a few pebbles on hand is enough for him to create a buzzsaw out of lava.
15th Apr '17 1:11:36 PM Theriocephalus
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* In ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', there are a number of these (although we only see the one) in the future of Alpha Timeline Earth after the Condesce floods the planet, where the timeline's Exile population (and Roxy) live. Unlike the shiny high-tech version of this trope you usually see in science fiction, these are ugly blocks of prefab housing stated to be basically floating slums, since the well-being of her subjects isn't terribly high on the Condesce's list of priorities.

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* In ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', there are a number of these (although we only see the one) in the future of Alpha Timeline Earth after the Condesce floods the planet, where Roxy and the timeline's Exile population (and Roxy) live. Unlike the shiny high-tech version of this trope you usually see in science fiction, these are ugly blocks of prefab housing stated to be basically floating slums, since the well-being of her subjects isn't terribly high on the Condesce's list of priorities.
14th Mar '17 5:56:13 PM MasterHero
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* ''LightNovel/TheAsteriskWar'': Rikka, the series' main setting, is an artificial island-city based on a crater-lake in North Kanto.
27th Jan '17 5:40:24 PM Vilui
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* UsefulNotes/{{Venice}}, although it's not in open sea, is probably the better known example we have today.

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* UsefulNotes/{{Venice}}, although it's not in open sea, is probably the better best known example we have today.
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