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* ''VideoGame/GearsOfWar'': Sera, a rare non-fantasy example that serves as a dystopian ScienceFiction version of this trope.

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* ''VideoGame/GearsOfWar'': ''VideoGame/GearsOfWar'' takes place on the planet Sera, a rare non-fantasy example that serves as a dystopian ScienceFiction version of this trope.
12th Nov '16 4:02:13 AM TheFantasyChronicler
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* Daikurikku in ''Anime/{{Simoun}}''. In fact, figuring out its bizarre laws (and the meaning behind [[GratuitousForeignLanguage pseudo-Latin]] terms) is among the (many) fun points of the series.
* The unnamed world of Eiichiro Oda's ''Manga/OnePiece'' has very distinct [[http://onepiece.wikia.com/wiki/Atlas geography]] and weather completely different from our Earth. And the FantasyKitchenSink mythology and the SchizoTech, like the [[ReinventingTheTelephone telecommunication]] [[OrganicTechnology snails]] ...

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* Daikurikku in ''Anime/{{Simoun}}''. In fact, figuring out its bizarre laws (and ''AmonSaga''.
* ''Anime/DigimonXEvolution.'' This is
the meaning behind [[GratuitousForeignLanguage pseudo-Latin]] terms) only version of ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'' that is among ''all'' {{Mons}} and no humans enter the (many) fun points of the series.
* The unnamed world of Eiichiro Oda's ''Manga/OnePiece'' has very distinct [[http://onepiece.wikia.com/wiki/Atlas geography]] and weather completely different from our Earth. And the FantasyKitchenSink mythology and the SchizoTech, like the [[ReinventingTheTelephone telecommunication]] [[OrganicTechnology snails]] ...
picture.



* The world of ''Manga/HunterXHunter'' mixes a fantasy setting with modern day technology, SciFi elements, and a wide variety of MixAndMatchCritters. Not to mention they write in a ''different language''. Of note is that the world map is basically an upside-down version of Earth, and there are places with names like [[UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity Yorknew City]]. [[spoiler: But then it's revealed that this upside-down Earth is only a small fraction of the actual surface area of the planet.]]
* ''Literature/KemonoNoSoujaErin'' is a complete, isolated world.
* ''Manga/LetterBee'' is set in a completely separate world.



* ''Anime/{{Windaria}}'', at least in Streamline's English release, is completely unexplained.

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* ''Anime/{{Windaria}}'', at least in Streamline's English release, is The unnamed world of Eiichiro Oda's ''Manga/OnePiece'' has very distinct [[http://onepiece.wikia.com/wiki/Atlas geography]] and weather completely unexplained.different from our Earth. And the FantasyKitchenSink mythology and the SchizoTech, like the [[ReinventingTheTelephone telecommunication]] [[OrganicTechnology snails]] ...
* It isn't relevant to the story at all, but ''Manga/OnePunchMan'' (at least the manga and anime) takes place in one. Distance shots of the planet shows a giant continent shaped like Saitama prefecture, cities are named after letters of the alphabet, and one brief shot of the moon landing shows a flag that doesn't exist in real life.
** Speaking of the moon, several shots in episode 12 reveal that it has lunar mare in the shape of Saitama prefecture as well.
* Like the games, the ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' anime and ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'' manga ''seem'' to be set in this - in fact, both resemble a ConstructedWorld ''more'' than the games do!
* The Continent in ''Anime/QueensBlade'' and in their AlternateUniverse, ''Anime/QueensBlade Grimoire'' has Melfareland.



* ''AmonSaga''.
* ''Anime/DigimonXEvolution.'' This is the only version of ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'' that is ''all'' {{Mons}} and no humans enter the picture.
* The world of ''Manga/HunterXHunter'' mixes a fantasy setting with modern day technology, SciFi elements, and a wide variety of MixAndMatchCritters. Not to mention they write in a ''different language''. Of note is that the world map is basically an upside-down version of Earth, and there are places with names like [[UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity Yorknew City]]. [[spoiler: But then it's revealed that this upside-down Earth is only a small fraction of the actual surface area of the planet.]]
* The Continent in ''Anime/QueensBlade'' and in their AlternateUniverse, ''Anime/QueensBlade Grimoire'' has Melfareland.
* Like the games, the ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' anime and ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'' manga ''seem'' to be set in this - in fact, both resemble a ConstructedWorld ''more'' than the games do!
* ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' has no resemblance to our world apart from featuring humans, although certain references hint that it may take place on Earth in some distant future.



* ''Literature/KemonoNoSoujaErin'' is a complete, isolated world.

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* ''Literature/KemonoNoSoujaErin'' Daikurikku in ''Anime/{{Simoun}}''. In fact, figuring out its bizarre laws (and the meaning behind [[GratuitousForeignLanguage pseudo-Latin]] terms) is among the (many) fun points of the series.
* ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}}'' takes place in
a complete, isolated world.MedievalEuropeanFantasy world whose only very occasional similarities the the real world fall under RuleOfFunny (like a bandit leader disguising himself as [[UsefulNotes/KentuckyFriedChicken Colonel Sanders]] because reasons).



* ''Manga/LetterBee'' is set in a completely separate world.
* It isn't relevant to the story at all, but ''Manga/OnePunchMan'' (at least the manga and anime) takes place in one. Distance shots of the planet shows a giant continent shaped like Saitama prefecture, cities are named after letters of the alphabet, and one brief shot of the moon landing shows a flag that doesn't exist in real life.
** Speaking of the moon, several shots in episode 12 reveal that it has lunar mare in the shape of Saitama prefecture as well.
* ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}}'' takes place in a MedievalEuropeanFantasy world whose only very occasional similarities the the real world fall under RuleOfFunny (like a bandit leader disguising himself as [[UsefulNotes/KentuckyFriedChicken Colonel Sanders]] because reasons).

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* ''Manga/LetterBee'' ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' has no resemblance to our world apart from featuring humans, although certain references hint that it may take place on Earth in some distant future.
* ''Anime/{{Windaria}}'', at least in Streamline's English release,
is set in a completely separate world.
* It isn't relevant to the story at all, but ''Manga/OnePunchMan'' (at least the manga and anime) takes place in one. Distance shots of the planet shows a giant continent shaped like Saitama prefecture, cities are named after letters of the alphabet, and one brief shot of the moon landing shows a flag that doesn't exist in real life.
** Speaking of the moon, several shots in episode 12 reveal that it has lunar mare in the shape of Saitama prefecture as well.
* ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}}'' takes place in a MedievalEuropeanFantasy world whose only very occasional similarities the the real world fall under RuleOfFunny (like a bandit leader disguising himself as [[UsefulNotes/KentuckyFriedChicken Colonel Sanders]] because reasons).
unexplained.



* ''Franchise/StarWars'', as the TagLine says, takes place ALongTimeAgoInAGalaxyFarFarAway



* ''Franchise/StarWars'', as the TagLine says, takes place ALongTimeAgoInAGalaxyFarFarAway.



* ''Literature/DragonQueen''
* Creator/JRRTolkien's Middle-earth, as depicted in ''Literature/TheHobbit'' and ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', is the TropeCodifier. His own term for this type of setting was Secondary World. HilariousInHindsight, since according to WordOfGod Middle Earth, also known as [[Myth/NorseMythology Midgard]], is our earth -- only set in the far-gone mythical past of gods and monsters, as a far, far prequel to all Anglo-Saxon myths. So, in theory, it's EarthAllAlong.
* The setting of ''The Wood Beyond the World''. Creator/WilliamMorris is usually credited as the [[TropeMaker creator of the modern "invented world" fantasy]] (departing from the tradition of setting fantasy stories in Arthurian Briton, fairyland or Arabian Nights-esque Arabia). Tolkien read the novel as a child, and it was a major influence on his work.
* Creator/TerryPratchett's ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' has no physical connection to our own. However, its basic nature is based on several old theories about how our world works, such as it being flat, and being orbited by the sun, and being on the back of a giant turtle. Its cities, nations and sometimes individual people are often clear analogies to those from earth's past and present.
** There are hints at there being TheMultiverse, however, and memes and particles of inspiration as real physical things sometimes end up on the Discworld that are clearly from our world.
** In the ''Discworld/TheScienceOfDiscworld'' books, a clear connection is finally established, but characteristically it goes the other way around than you'd expect: the wizards at the Unseen University conduct an experiment to [[AntiMagic remove all magic]] from an area, which unexpectedly creates a BiggerOnTheInside universe -- ours, baffling in its lack of NarrativeCausality. This also clearly establishes that the Discworld is set in an [[AnotherDimension alternative universe]] with different natural laws.



* Kertiana in ''Literature/ReflectionsOfEterna'' by the same author.



* In Creator/MichaelMoorcock's ''Literature/TheElricSaga'', Melniboné and the surrounding New Kingdoms. Like Middle Earth, it's supposed to be Earth's long-forgotten past, but is so different it may as well be another world.
* Creator/GregEgan's ''Literature/{{Orthogonal}}'' trilogy not only takes place in a fictional setting, it takes place in a constructed ''universe'' with unique and [[MinovskyPhysics meticulously researched]] physics totally different from our own, and focuses on a race of aliens that evolved in such a universe.



* Many novels by Creator/NickPerumov are set in a multiverse called The Consistent. His series ''Chronicles of Hjorvard'' and ''Chronicles of the Rift'' (including the novel ''Literature/DiamondSwordWoodenSword'') are set in worlds that are part of that multiverse.
* ''Literature/TakeBackTheSkies'' is set in the fictional world of Tellus, notable for the thick, tumultuous storms that surround its islands.
* ''Literature/{{Manifestation}}'': The story takes place primarily in the fictional city of San Lorien, in the fictional Northern Union.
* Steven Erikson and Ian Esselmont created a fictional setting that is used in the ''Literature/MalazanBookOfTheFallen'' novels amongst many others.
* The world of ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' by Creator/GeorgeRRMartin. The story takes place exclusively on the continents of Westeros and Essos and their surrounding islands, but there's other lands as well such as Sothoryos and Ulthos. This also applies to its TV adaptation, ''Series/GameOfThrones''.
* The setting of Robert Jordan's ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'' is implied to be set in a distant future Earth AfterTheEnd, but the setting, geography, and cosmology are so utterly different from ours that it qualifies as much as Middle-Earth does.
* Mid-World from ''Franchise/TheDarkTower'' by Creator/StephenKing is something of a [[SubvertedTrope subversion]]; while it ''is'' completely separate from our world and has its own history clearly inspired by [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Middle-Earth]], it also has connections to our world through various portals and the technology and culture of [[{{ThePrecursors}} the Great Old Ones]]. Even in its [[AfterTheEnd current state]], some elements from our world, such as [[Music/TheBeatles Beatles]] songs and Amoco gas pumps have established themselves in Mid-World, and the majority of the plot is spent with the Mid-World-native protagonist hopping between his world and ours, and vice versa for his ka-tet drawn from our world.

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* Many novels by Creator/NickPerumov are set in a multiverse called The Consistent. His series ''Chronicles of Hjorvard'' and ''Chronicles of the Rift'' (including the novel ''Literature/DiamondSwordWoodenSword'') are set in worlds that are part of that multiverse.
* ''Literature/TakeBackTheSkies'' is set in the fictional world of Tellus, notable for the thick, tumultuous storms that surround its islands.
* ''Literature/{{Manifestation}}'': The story takes place primarily in the fictional city of San Lorien, in the fictional Northern Union.
* Steven Erikson and Ian Esselmont created a fictional setting that is used in the ''Literature/MalazanBookOfTheFallen'' novels amongst many others.
* The world of ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' by Creator/GeorgeRRMartin. The story takes place exclusively on the continents of Westeros and Essos and their surrounding islands, but there's other lands as well such as Sothoryos and Ulthos. This also applies to its TV adaptation, ''Series/GameOfThrones''.
* The setting of Robert Jordan's ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'' is implied to be set in a distant future Earth AfterTheEnd, but the setting, geography, and cosmology are so utterly different from ours that it qualifies as much as Middle-Earth does.
* Mid-World from ''Franchise/TheDarkTower'' by Creator/StephenKing is something of a [[SubvertedTrope subversion]]; while it ''is'' completely separate from our world and has its own history clearly inspired by [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Middle-Earth]], it also has connections to our world through various portals and the technology and culture of [[{{ThePrecursors}} the Great Old Ones]]. Even in its [[AfterTheEnd current state]], some elements from our world, such as [[Music/TheBeatles Beatles]] songs and Amoco gas pumps have established themselves in Mid-World, and the majority of the plot is spent with the Mid-World-native protagonist hopping between his world and ours, and vice versa for his ka-tet drawn from our world. world.
* Creator/TerryPratchett's ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' has no physical connection to our own. However, its basic nature is based on several old theories about how our world works, such as it being flat, and being orbited by the sun, and being on the back of a giant turtle. Its cities, nations and sometimes individual people are often clear analogies to those from earth's past and present.
** There are hints at there being TheMultiverse, however, and memes and particles of inspiration as real physical things sometimes end up on the Discworld that are clearly from our world.
** In the ''Discworld/TheScienceOfDiscworld'' books, a clear connection is finally established, but characteristically it goes the other way around than you'd expect: the wizards at the Unseen University conduct an experiment to [[AntiMagic remove all magic]] from an area, which unexpectedly creates a BiggerOnTheInside universe -- ours, baffling in its lack of NarrativeCausality. This also clearly establishes that the Discworld is set in an [[AnotherDimension alternative universe]] with different natural laws.



* ''Literature/DragonQueen''



* In Creator/MichaelMoorcock's ''Literature/TheElricSaga'', Melniboné and the surrounding New Kingdoms. Like Middle Earth, it's supposed to be Earth's long-forgotten past, but is so different it may as well be another world.



* Creator/JRRTolkien's Middle-earth, as depicted in ''Literature/TheHobbit'' and ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', is the TropeCodifier. His own term for this type of setting was Secondary World. HilariousInHindsight, since according to WordOfGod Middle Earth, also known as [[Myth/NorseMythology Midgard]], is our earth -- only set in the far-gone mythical past of gods and monsters, as a far, far prequel to all Anglo-Saxon myths. So, in theory, it's EarthAllAlong.
* Steven Erikson and Ian Esselmont created a fictional setting that is used in the ''Literature/MalazanBookOfTheFallen'' novels amongst many others.
* ''Literature/{{Manifestation}}'': The story takes place primarily in the fictional city of San Lorien, in the fictional Northern Union.
* Many novels by Creator/NickPerumov are set in a multiverse called The Consistent. His series ''Chronicles of Hjorvard'' and ''Chronicles of the Rift'' (including the novel ''Literature/DiamondSwordWoodenSword'') are set in worlds that are part of that multiverse.
* Creator/GregEgan's ''Literature/{{Orthogonal}}'' trilogy not only takes place in a fictional setting, it takes place in a constructed ''universe'' with unique and [[MinovskyPhysics meticulously researched]] physics totally different from our own, and focuses on a race of aliens that evolved in such a universe.
* Kertiana in ''Literature/ReflectionsOfEterna'' by the same author.
* The world of ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' by Creator/GeorgeRRMartin. The story takes place exclusively on the continents of Westeros and Essos and their surrounding islands, but there's other lands as well such as Sothoryos and Ulthos. This also applies to its TV adaptation, ''Series/GameOfThrones''.
* ''Literature/TakeBackTheSkies'' is set in the fictional world of Tellus, notable for the thick, tumultuous storms that surround its islands.
* The setting of Robert Jordan's ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'' is implied to be set in a distant future Earth AfterTheEnd, but the setting, geography, and cosmology are so utterly different from ours that it qualifies as much as Middle-Earth does.
* The setting of ''The Wood Beyond the World''. Creator/WilliamMorris is usually credited as the [[TropeMaker creator of the modern "invented world" fantasy]] (departing from the tradition of setting fantasy stories in Arthurian Briton, fairyland or Arabian Nights-esque Arabia). Tolkien read the novel as a child, and it was a major influence on his work.



* The Twin Worlds of ''VideoGame/TheLongestJourney'' are somewhat of a gray area. On one hand, its starts off as your regular run-of-the-mill CyberPunk dystopia. On the other hand, we soon learn, that what we perceived as "Earth" is actually a world called "Stark" and it has a twin world named Arcadia that does not follow the laws of science but instead is governed by chaotic magic. What's more, these two worlds are, in fact, Earth... or, at least, they were Earth twelve thousand years ago. Therefore, there is a connection called "Balance" between them which has its own eerie rules...



* The ''VideoGame/IronGrip'' series has Theia, a PlanetaryRomance Earth analogue with wildly anachronistic PunkPunk societies and nations, an ice age climate and a PurelyAestheticEra feel.
* The noir fantasy world of the ''VideoGame/{{Thief}}'' series (though it does have characters with Earth-like names, it's very clearly set in a setting completely removed from everyday reality).
* The unnamed but obviously constructed world of the ''VideoGame/{{Drakan}}'' series.
* Celenheim in ''VideoGame/{{Enclave}}''.
* Azeroth from the ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}}'' series and ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft''.
* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' is set in a very well-constructed world called Aurbis[[note]]Or Nirn, or Mundus, or the dream of the Godhead, depending on how deep/meta you want to go[[/note]], though the games are set primarily on a single continent called Tamriel.
* ''VideoGame/ShiningForce'' has its own fictional map.
* ''VideoGame/RuneScape'' is set on the MedievalEuropeanFantasy planet of Gielinor. Although it's supposed to be a planet in our universe (most of the life on it was imported from Earth by Guthix), it might as well be a separate world.

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* The ''VideoGame/IronGrip'' series has Theia, a PlanetaryRomance Earth analogue with wildly anachronistic PunkPunk societies and nations, an ice age climate and a PurelyAestheticEra feel.
* The noir fantasy world of the ''VideoGame/{{Thief}}'' series (though it does have characters with Earth-like names, it's very clearly set in a setting completely removed from everyday reality).
* The unnamed but obviously constructed world of the ''VideoGame/{{Drakan}}'' series.
* Celenheim in ''VideoGame/{{Enclave}}''.
* Azeroth from the ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}}'' series and ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft''.
* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' is set in a very well-constructed world called Aurbis[[note]]Or Nirn, or Mundus, or the dream of the Godhead, depending on how deep/meta you want to go[[/note]], though the games are set primarily on a single continent called Tamriel.
* ''VideoGame/ShiningForce'' has its own fictional map.
* ''VideoGame/RuneScape'' is set on the MedievalEuropeanFantasy planet of Gielinor. Although it's supposed to be a planet in our universe (most of the life on it was imported from Earth by Guthix), it might as well be a separate world.
''VideoGame/ArTonelico'': Ar Ciel.



* The world of Hillys in ''VideoGame/BeyondGoodAndEvil''.
* ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'': [[VideoGame/DarkSouls1 Lordran]], [[VideoGame/DarkSoulsII Drangleic]], and [[VideoGame/DarkSoulsIII Lothric]], which all ([[JigsawPuzzlePlot probably, given the nebulous nature of the franchise's lore and storytelling]]) exist in the same ConstructedWorld, just during a different Age of Fire.
** ''VideoGame/DarkSouls''[==]' spiritual predecessor and successor, ''VideoGame/DemonsSouls'' and ''VideoGame/{{Bloodborne}}'', take place in the kingdom of Boleteria and the city of Yharnam, respectively, both of which are obviously single locations in a larger fantasy setting.



* ''VideoGame/{{Dishonored}}'' is set in the city of Dunwall, on the island of Gristol, capital of the Empire of the Isles. Next to it there's the unexplored Pandyssian Continent. That's about all we know of the setting... apart from one passage from a book by a MadScientist, [[CosmicHorrorStory describing how the planet and its Sun are hurtling through a dark, howling Cosmos towards a Void that will eventually consume everything]]. [[CrapsackWorld It's that kind of setting]]...
** The [[VideoGame/Dishonored2 sequel]] is set on the island of Serkonos, the southernmost island of the Empire (and Corvo's hometown).



* The ''VideoGame/DragonQuest'' games from ''IV'' onward take place in such worlds; the first three look that way at first, but arguably subvert it as ''III'' reveals that it all takes place on a very Earth-like world, and that the differently-shaped lands of the first two games (which ''III'' is a prequel to) are its HollowWorld.
* The unnamed but obviously constructed world of the ''VideoGame/{{Drakan}}'' series.



* ''VideoGame/{{Pokemon}}'' is a strange case - All main-series regions (and some side-series ones) are based on ones in the real world, real-world animals and locations are referenced in older Pokedex entries, and a Team Aqua grunt mentions [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Poseidon]] in ''[[VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire OmegaRuby and AlphaSapphire.]]'' However, the unusual technology, elementally-superpowered wildlife with no onscreen real-life animals in sight, increasingly complex and unique mythology and history, and plain old [[http://www.gameinformer.com/b/features/archive/2012/11/23/pok-233-mon-39-s-burning-questions.aspx?PostPageIndex=1 Word]] [[WordOfGod Of God]], among other factors, make it very much seem like a ConstructedWorld.
* ''VideoGame/{{Sacred}}'': Ancaria.
* ''VideoGame/SepterraCore'': Septerra.
* ''VideoGame/SiegeOfAvalon'': Eurale.
* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'': Hyrule.
* ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'': The Mushroom Kingdom. Originally Mario and Luigi were supposed to have come from Brooklyn, where Donkey Kong and the other early games were set, and then they got sucked down a drain-pipe into the Mushroom Kingdom; later games, like the various "Yoshi" games involving Baby Mario, contradict this (at least for the Bros' childhoods), and the idea has basically been abandoned.
* ''VideoGame/StarFox'': The Lylat System.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Pokemon}}'' ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' is a strange case - All main-series regions (and some side-series ones) are based on ones set in the real world, real-world animals and locations are referenced in older Pokedex entries, and a Team Aqua grunt mentions [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Poseidon]] in ''[[VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire OmegaRuby and AlphaSapphire.]]'' However, the unusual technology, elementally-superpowered wildlife with no onscreen real-life animals in sight, increasingly complex and unique mythology and history, and plain old [[http://www.gameinformer.com/b/features/archive/2012/11/23/pok-233-mon-39-s-burning-questions.aspx?PostPageIndex=1 Word]] [[WordOfGod Of God]], among other factors, make it very much seem like a ConstructedWorld.
* ''VideoGame/{{Sacred}}'': Ancaria.
* ''VideoGame/SepterraCore'': Septerra.
* ''VideoGame/SiegeOfAvalon'': Eurale.
* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'': Hyrule.
* ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'': The Mushroom Kingdom. Originally Mario and Luigi were supposed to have come from Brooklyn, where Donkey Kong and
well-constructed world called Aurbis[[note]]Or Nirn, or Mundus, or the other early dream of the Godhead, depending on how deep/meta you want to go[[/note]], though the games were set, and then they got sucked down are set primarily on a drain-pipe into the Mushroom Kingdom; later games, like the various "Yoshi" games involving Baby Mario, contradict this (at least for the Bros' childhoods), and the idea has basically been abandoned.
single continent called Tamriel.
* ''VideoGame/StarFox'': The Lylat System.Celenheim in ''VideoGame/{{Enclave}}''.



* ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'' is set on the continents of [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia Archanea, Valentia]], [[VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral Jugdral]], [[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe Elibe]], [[VideoGame/FireEmblemTheSacredStones Magvel]], and [[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius Tellius]], with the first three sharing the same world. [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening Ylisse and Valm]], on the other hand, are simply the future versions of Archanea and Valentia, respectively. [[VideoGame/FireEmblemFates Hoshido and Nohr]] presumably takes place on a different, currently unnamed continent separate from the others.
* ''VideoGame/GearsOfWar'': Sera, a rare non-fantasy example that serves as a dystopian ScienceFiction version of this trope.
* The ''VideoGame/IronGrip'' series has Theia, a PlanetaryRomance Earth analogue with wildly anachronistic PunkPunk societies and nations, an ice age climate and a PurelyAestheticEra feel.
* The only evident similarity between the ''VideoGame/JASFJanesAdvancedStrikeFighters'' universe and the real world is that all the planes are the same. You're flying for the Eastern Democratic Alliance (implied to be something like either United States or NATO; no real explanation is given), and the game takes place on an island divided up between two {{Qurac}}s called North and South Azbaristan.
* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'': Hyrule.
* The Twin Worlds of ''VideoGame/TheLongestJourney'' are somewhat of a gray area. On one hand, its starts off as your regular run-of-the-mill CyberPunk dystopia. On the other hand, we soon learn, that what we perceived as "Earth" is actually a world called "Stark" and it has a twin world named Arcadia that does not follow the laws of science but instead is governed by chaotic magic. What's more, these two worlds are, in fact, Earth... or, at least, they were Earth twelve thousand years ago. Therefore, there is a connection called "Balance" between them which has its own eerie rules...
* ''VideoGame/{{Lunarosse}}''. [[spoiler:Since Corlia made it herself, it literally is a constructed world.]]



* Early western promotional materials for ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' presented the games as being set in this. Later the games established that they were indeed on Earth.
* ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'': [[VideoGame/DarkSouls1 Lordran]], [[VideoGame/DarkSoulsII Drangleic]], and [[VideoGame/DarkSoulsIII Lothric]], which all ([[JigsawPuzzlePlot probably, given the nebulous nature of the franchise's lore and storytelling]]) exist in the same ConstructedWorld, just during a different Age of Fire.
* ''VideoGame/DarkSouls''[==]' spiritual predecessor and successor, ''VideoGame/DemonsSouls'' and ''VideoGame/{{Bloodborne}}'', take place in the kingdom of Boleteria and the city of Yharnam, respectively, both of which are obviously single locations in a larger fantasy setting.
* ''VideoGame/ArTonelico'': Ar Ciel.
* ''VideoGame/{{Dishonored}}'' is set in the city of Dunwall, on the island of Gristol, capital of the Empire of the Isles. Next to it there's the unexplored Pandyssian Continent. That's about all we know of the setting... apart from one passage from a book by a MadScientist, [[CosmicHorrorStory describing how the planet and its Sun are hurtling through a dark, howling Cosmos towards a Void that will eventually consume everything]]. [[CrapsackWorld It's that kind of setting]]...
** The [[VideoGame/Dishonored2 sequel]] is set on the island of Serkonos, the southernmost island of the Empire (and Corvo's hometown).



* ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'' is set on the continents of [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia Archanea, Valentia]], [[VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral Jugdral]], [[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe Elibe]], [[VideoGame/FireEmblemTheSacredStones Magvel]], and [[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius Tellius]], with the first three sharing the same world. [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening Ylisse and Valm]], on the other hand, are simply the future versions of Archanea and Valentia, respectively. [[VideoGame/FireEmblemFates Hoshido and Nohr]] presumably takes place on a different, currently unnamed continent separate from the others.
* ''VideoGame/GearsOfWar'': Sera, a rare non-fantasy example that serves as a dystopian ScienceFiction version of this trope.
* All of the Infocom (later Activision) ''VideoGame/{{Zork}}'' games. The games make satirical references to Earth culture but there's no evidence that this is Earth. Some sources suggest that Zork is the name of the planet on which these games are set.
* ''VideoGame/AVeryLongRopeToTheTopOfTheSky'' is set on a world (the Lydian continents and the surface below) whose history, and ''pre''history, is fairly in-depth, [[spoiler:including a few things that almost no one knows, and the [=PCs=] have to rediscover.]]
* The only evident similarity between the ''VideoGame/JASFJanesAdvancedStrikeFighters'' universe and the real world is that all the planes are the same. You're flying for the Eastern Democratic Alliance (implied to be something like either United States or NATO; no real explanation is given), and the game takes place on an island divided up between two {{Qurac}}s called North and South Azbaristan.
* Both of Supergiant's games, ''VideoGame/{{Bastion}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Transistor}}'' are set in different examples of this.
* The world of Hillys in ''VideoGame/BeyondGoodAndEvil''.
* ''VideoGame/{{Lunarosse}}''. [[spoiler:Since Corlia made it herself, it literally is a constructed world.]]



* The ''VideoGame/DragonQuest'' games from ''IV'' onward take place in such worlds; the first three look that way at first, but arguably subvert it as ''III'' reveals that it all takes place on a very Earth-like world, and that the differently-shaped lands of the first two games (which ''III'' is a prequel to) are its HollowWorld.

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* The ''VideoGame/DragonQuest'' games from ''IV'' onward take place ''VideoGame/{{Pokemon}}'' is a strange case - All main-series regions (and some side-series ones) are based on ones in such worlds; the first three look that way at first, but arguably subvert it as ''III'' reveals that it all takes place on a very Earth-like real world, real-world animals and that locations are referenced in older Pokedex entries, and a Team Aqua grunt mentions [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Poseidon]] in ''[[VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire OmegaRuby and AlphaSapphire.]]'' However, the differently-shaped lands of the first two games (which ''III'' is unusual technology, elementally-superpowered wildlife with no onscreen real-life animals in sight, increasingly complex and unique mythology and history, and plain old [[http://www.gameinformer.com/b/features/archive/2012/11/23/pok-233-mon-39-s-burning-questions.aspx?PostPageIndex=1 Word]] [[WordOfGod Of God]], among other factors, make it very much seem like a prequel to) are its HollowWorld.ConstructedWorld.



* ''VideoGame/RuneScape'' is set on the MedievalEuropeanFantasy planet of Gielinor. Although it's supposed to be a planet in our universe (most of the life on it was imported from Earth by Guthix), it might as well be a separate world.
* ''VideoGame/{{Sacred}}'': Ancaria.
* ''VideoGame/SepterraCore'': Septerra.
* ''VideoGame/ShiningForce'' has its own fictional map.
* ''VideoGame/SiegeOfAvalon'': Eurale.
* Early western promotional materials for ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' presented the games as being set in this. Later the games established that they were indeed on Earth.
* ''VideoGame/StarFox'': The Lylat System.
* ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'': The Mushroom Kingdom. Originally Mario and Luigi were supposed to have come from Brooklyn, where Donkey Kong and the other early games were set, and then they got sucked down a drain-pipe into the Mushroom Kingdom; later games, like the various "Yoshi" games involving Baby Mario, contradict this (at least for the Bros' childhoods), and the idea has basically been abandoned.
* Both of Supergiant's games, ''VideoGame/{{Bastion}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Transistor}}'' are set in different examples of this.
* The noir fantasy world of the ''VideoGame/{{Thief}}'' series (though it does have characters with Earth-like names, it's very clearly set in a setting completely removed from everyday reality).
* ''VideoGame/AVeryLongRopeToTheTopOfTheSky'' is set on a world (the Lydian continents and the surface below) whose history, and ''pre''history, is fairly in-depth, [[spoiler:including a few things that almost no one knows, and the [=PCs=] have to rediscover.]]
* Azeroth from the ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}}'' series and ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft''.
* All of the Infocom (later Activision) ''VideoGame/{{Zork}}'' games. The games make satirical references to Earth culture but there's no evidence that this is Earth. Some sources suggest that Zork is the name of the planet on which these games are set.



* ''Webcomic/TowerOfGod'' is set in a tower that has at least 135 floors, with each floor being several kilometres high and having a surface the size of North America. They don't breathe air but Shinsoo which gets more viscous the higher you get, which is why swords are replaced by simple rapiers called Needles. An outside world exists and people are faintly aware of it, but it's the kind of world where people build gods and children get trapped in caves for eons.
* Webcomic/{{Overside}}, the setting of ''Webcomic/RiceBoy'', ''Webcomic/OrderOfTales'', and ''Webcomic/{{Vattu}}''.



* ''Webcomic/BitsFair'' is set in a fictional pre-industrial world that feels like a mix between Asian and European cultures, featuring a vast empire that encompasses an entire subcontinent and [[PsychicPowers mindly powers]].



* ''Webcomic/BitsFair'' is set in a fictional pre-industrial world that feels like a mix between Asian and European cultures, featuring a vast empire that encompasses an entire subcontinent and [[PsychicPowers mindly powers]].

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* ''Webcomic/BitsFair'' Webcomic/{{Overside}}, the setting of ''Webcomic/RiceBoy'', ''Webcomic/OrderOfTales'', and ''Webcomic/{{Vattu}}''.
* ''Webcomic/TowerOfGod''
is set in a fictional pre-industrial tower that has at least 135 floors, with each floor being several kilometres high and having a surface the size of North America. They don't breathe air but Shinsoo which gets more viscous the higher you get, which is why swords are replaced by simple rapiers called Needles. An outside world that feels like a mix between Asian exists and European cultures, featuring a vast empire that encompasses an entire subcontinent people are faintly aware of it, but it's the kind of world where people build gods and [[PsychicPowers mindly powers]].children get trapped in caves for eons.



* Wiki/TVTropes' WorldCreationProject, though it's far from complete.
* ''Franchise/{{Neopets}}'' takes place in a world called Neopia. It has BubblyClouds; a [[OminousFloatingCastle floating]] {{Mordor}}; Two [[MedievalEuropeanFantasy medieval worlds]]; [[GangplankGalleon a pirate]] [[PortTown island]]; a [[PalmtreePanic tropical island]] with {{Mayincatec}} [[TempleOfDoom ruins]] in the [[JungleJapes jungle]]; AncientGrome; {{Wutai}}; an [[SlippySlideyIceWorld icy]] [[DeathMountain mountain]]; A [[BigBoosHaunt haunted]] [[TheLostWoods forest]] with a CircusOfFear and {{Uberwald}}; A {{Steampunk}} [[EternalEngine city]]/LethalLavaLand; An [[BuildLikeAnEgyptian Egyptian]] [[ShiftingSandLand desert]]; an [[UnderTheSea underwater city]] that rose from the ashes of UnderwaterRuins; {{Prehistoria}}; a [[{{Tomorrowland}} space station]]; a [[SpaceZone moon]]; and a [[LevelAte world made of jelly]] ([[RunningGag that's just silly]]). SchizoTech doesn't begin to cover it.



* ''Franchise/{{Neopets}}'' takes place in a world called Neopia. It has BubblyClouds; a [[OminousFloatingCastle floating]] {{Mordor}}; Two [[MedievalEuropeanFantasy medieval worlds]]; [[GangplankGalleon a pirate]] [[PortTown island]]; a [[PalmtreePanic tropical island]] with {{Mayincatec}} [[TempleOfDoom ruins]] in the [[JungleJapes jungle]]; AncientGrome; {{Wutai}}; an [[SlippySlideyIceWorld icy]] [[DeathMountain mountain]]; A [[BigBoosHaunt haunted]] [[TheLostWoods forest]] with a CircusOfFear and {{Uberwald}}; A {{Steampunk}} [[EternalEngine city]]/LethalLavaLand; An [[BuildLikeAnEgyptian Egyptian]] [[ShiftingSandLand desert]]; an [[UnderTheSea underwater city]] that rose from the ashes of UnderwaterRuins; {{Prehistoria}}; a [[{{Tomorrowland}} space station]]; a [[SpaceZone moon]]; and a [[LevelAte world made of jelly]] ([[RunningGag that's just silly]]). SchizoTech doesn't begin to cover it.
* From the ketchup stains on Creator/MontyOum's napkin, we got the world map for Remnant, the world of ''WebOriginal/{{RWBY}}''. Here, humanity is isolated to distant settlements by the creatures of Grimm, marauding shadowy monsters whose soul purpose for existing seems to be destroying humanity. Mankind has survived this long only thanks to supernatural crystals called Dust, which has boosted their technology to a more-or-less modern level, only with elementally charged guns and an alternative to the internet. Most animals besides the Grimm seem pretty similar to real life ones, though humans have a LittleBitBeastly subspecies called Faunus, for all your minority metaphor needs, and every person has the potential for Aura, which functions as a personal forcefield/health bar and can develop with training into a unique superpower called a Semblance. Then there's the matter of the Four Maidens, a legend regarding four young women passing down altogether magical powers.



* From the ketchup stains on Creator/MontyOum's napkin, we got the world map for Remnant, the world of ''WebOriginal/{{RWBY}}''. Here, humanity is isolated to distant settlements by the creatures of Grimm, marauding shadowy monsters whose soul purpose for existing seems to be destroying humanity. Mankind has survived this long only thanks to supernatural crystals called Dust, which has boosted their technology to a more-or-less modern level, only with elementally charged guns and an alternative to the internet. Most animals besides the Grimm seem pretty similar to real life ones, though humans have a LittleBitBeastly subspecies called Faunus, for all your minority metaphor needs, and every person has the potential for Aura, which functions as a personal forcefield/health bar and can develop with training into a unique superpower called a Semblance. Then there's the matter of the Four Maidens, a legend regarding four young women passing down altogether magical powers.

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* From the ketchup stains on Creator/MontyOum's napkin, we got the world map for Remnant, the world of ''WebOriginal/{{RWBY}}''. Here, humanity is isolated to distant settlements by the creatures of Grimm, marauding shadowy monsters whose soul purpose for existing seems to be destroying humanity. Mankind has survived this long only thanks to supernatural crystals called Dust, which has boosted their technology to a more-or-less modern level, only with elementally charged guns and an alternative to the internet. Most animals besides the Grimm seem pretty similar to real life ones, Wiki/TVTropes' WorldCreationProject, though humans have a LittleBitBeastly subspecies called Faunus, for all your minority metaphor needs, and every person has the potential for Aura, which functions as a personal forcefield/health bar and can develop with training into a unique superpower called a Semblance. Then there's the matter of the Four Maidens, a legend regarding four young women passing down altogether magical powers.it's far from complete.



* {{Zig Zagg|ingTrope}}ed in ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime''; Ooo ''really'' seems like this, having almost no connections to our world and a completely different geology (for one thing ''the planet is missing a chunk of its mass'')... except that we later learn that Ooo is EarthAllAlong after a disastrous global war caused a nuclear/magical apocalypse, which more or less wiped out humanity. The main character is the only human seen because he's one of the LastOfHisKind. The reason the world is so different is that said apocalypse [[TheMagicComesBack caused magic to return to Earth]], fundamentally changing and mutating all surviving life. Later episodes show that some magical artifacts, such as the Ice King's crown, pre-date the apocalypse, so Ooo is more like the post-apocalypse of a world that was once [[LikeRealityUnlessNoted very Earth-like]].



* Atmos, the setting of ''WesternAnimation/StormHawks''. Although there's more than a bit of evidence that Atmos is Earth AfterTheEnd.



* {{Zig Zagg|ingTrope}}ed in ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime''; Ooo ''really'' seems like this, having almost no connections to our world and a completely different geology (for one thing ''the planet is missing a chunk of its mass'')... except that we later learn that Ooo is EarthAllAlong after a disastrous global war caused a nuclear/magical apocalypse, which more or less wiped out humanity. The main character is the only human seen because he's one of the LastOfHisKind. The reason the world is so different is that said apocalypse [[TheMagicComesBack caused magic to return to Earth]], fundamentally changing and mutating all surviving life. Later episodes show that some magical artifacts, such as the Ice King's crown, pre-date the apocalypse, so Ooo is more like the post-apocalypse of a world that was once [[LikeRealityUnlessNoted very Earth-like]].
* Atmos, the setting of ''WesternAnimation/StormHawks''. Although there's more than a bit of evidence that Atmos is Earth AfterTheEnd.
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* Despite a brief mention of Egypt at the beginning, the world in XamdLostMemories clearly remains separate from our world.
29th Oct '16 9:47:25 AM MarkLungo
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* The original ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' canon is this. [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist The first anime]] however seems like this but is eventually revealed to be an AlternateHistory.

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* The original ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' canon is this. [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist The first anime]] however seems like this in the beginning, but is it's eventually revealed to be an AlternateHistory.that the source of their world's alchemy is our world circa UsefulNotes/WorldWarI.


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* ''Literature/TheGrishaTrilogy'' and its spinoff the ''Literature/SixOfCrows'' duology combine this trope with extensive use of {{Fantasy Counterpart Culture}}s.
29th Oct '16 9:32:06 AM MarkLungo
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* ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}}'' takes place in a MedievalEuropeanFantasy world whose only very occasional similarities the the real world fall under RuleOfFunny (like a bandit leader disguising himself as [[UsefulNotes/{{KFC}} Colonel Sanders]] because reasons).

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* ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}}'' takes place in a MedievalEuropeanFantasy world whose only very occasional similarities the the real world fall under RuleOfFunny (like a bandit leader disguising himself as [[UsefulNotes/{{KFC}} [[UsefulNotes/KentuckyFriedChicken Colonel Sanders]] because reasons).
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* ''Amon Saga''.

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* ''Amon Saga''.''AmonSaga''.



* The world of ''Manga/HunterXHunter'' mixes a fantasy setting with modern day technology, SciFi elements, and a wide variety of MixAndMatchCritters. Not to mention they write in a ''different language''. Of note is that the world map is basically an upside-down version of Earth, and there are places with names like Yorknew City. [[spoiler: But then it's revealed that this upside-down Earth is only a small fraction of the actual surface area of the planet.]]

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* The world of ''Manga/HunterXHunter'' mixes a fantasy setting with modern day technology, SciFi elements, and a wide variety of MixAndMatchCritters. Not to mention they write in a ''different language''. Of note is that the world map is basically an upside-down version of Earth, and there are places with names like [[UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity Yorknew City.City]]. [[spoiler: But then it's revealed that this upside-down Earth is only a small fraction of the actual surface area of the planet.]]



* ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}}'' takes place in a MedievalEuropeanFantasy world whose only very occasional similarities the the real world fall under RuleOfFunny (like a bandit leader disguising himself as Colonel Sanders because reasons).

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* ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}}'' takes place in a MedievalEuropeanFantasy world whose only very occasional similarities the the real world fall under RuleOfFunny (like a bandit leader disguising himself as [[UsefulNotes/{{KFC}} Colonel Sanders Sanders]] because reasons).



* The setting of ''{{ComicBook/Bone}}''.

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* The setting of ''{{ComicBook/Bone}}''.''ComicBook/{{Bone}}''.
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* ''VideoGame/DragonQuest'' games from ''IV'' onwards take place in such worlds; the first three look that way at first, but arguably subvert it as ''III'' reveals that it all takes place on a very Earth-like world, and that the differently-shaped lands of the first two games (which ''III'' is a prequel to) are its HollowWorld.

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* The ''VideoGame/DragonQuest'' games from ''IV'' onwards onward take place in such worlds; the first three look that way at first, but arguably subvert it as ''III'' reveals that it all takes place on a very Earth-like world, and that the differently-shaped lands of the first two games (which ''III'' is a prequel to) are its HollowWorld.HollowWorld.
* ''VideoGame/RiseOfLegends'' features the world of Aio, a ScienceFantasy world filled with {{Steampunk}} Empire's, Genies, Magicians and [[spoiler: Alien Gods.]]
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* From the ketchup stains on Creator/MontyOum's napkin, we got the world map for Remnant, the world of ''WebOriginal/{{RWBY}}''. Here, humanity is isolated to distant settlements by the creatures of Grimm, marauding shadowy monsters whose soul purpose for existing seems to be destroying humanity. Mankind has survived this long only thanks to supernatural crystals called Dust, which has boosted their technology to a more-or-less modern level, only with elementally charged guns and an alternative to the internet. Most animals besides the Grimm seem pretty similar to real life ones, though humans have a LittleBitBeastly subspecies called Faunus, for all your minority metaphor needs, and every person has the potential for Aura, which functions as a personal forcefield/health bar and can develop with training into a unique superpower called a Semblance. Then there's the matter of the Four Maidens, a legend regarding four young women passing down altogether magical powers.
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* Mid-World from ''Franchise/TheDarkTower'' by Creator/StephenKing is something of a [[SubvertedTrope subversion]]; while it ''is'' completely separate from our world and has its own history clearly inspired by [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Middle-Earth]], it also has connections to our world through various portals and the technology and culture of [[{{ThePrecursors}} the Great Old Ones]]. Even in its [[AfterTheEnd current state]], some elements from our world, such as [[Music/TheBeatles Beatles]] songs and Amoco gas pumps have established themselves in Mid-World, and the majority of the plot is spent with the Mid-World native protagonist hopping between his world and ours, and vice versa for his ka-tet drawn from our world.

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* Mid-World from ''Franchise/TheDarkTower'' by Creator/StephenKing is something of a [[SubvertedTrope subversion]]; while it ''is'' completely separate from our world and has its own history clearly inspired by [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Middle-Earth]], it also has connections to our world through various portals and the technology and culture of [[{{ThePrecursors}} the Great Old Ones]]. Even in its [[AfterTheEnd current state]], some elements from our world, such as [[Music/TheBeatles Beatles]] songs and Amoco gas pumps have established themselves in Mid-World, and the majority of the plot is spent with the Mid-World native Mid-World-native protagonist hopping between his world and ours, and vice versa for his ka-tet drawn from our world.
28th Aug '16 10:36:14 PM gunslingerofgilead
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* Mid-World from ''Franchise/TheDarkTower'' by Creator/StephenKing is something of a [[SubvertedTrope subversion]]; while it ''is'' completely separate from our world and has its own history clearly inspired by [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Middle-Earth]], it also has connections to our world through various portals and the technology and culture of [[{{ThePrecursors}} the Great Old Ones]]. Even in its [[AfterTheEnd current state]], some elements from our world, such as [[Music/TheBeatles Beatles]] songs and Amoco gas pumps have established themselves in Mid-World.

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* Mid-World from ''Franchise/TheDarkTower'' by Creator/StephenKing is something of a [[SubvertedTrope subversion]]; while it ''is'' completely separate from our world and has its own history clearly inspired by [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Middle-Earth]], it also has connections to our world through various portals and the technology and culture of [[{{ThePrecursors}} the Great Old Ones]]. Even in its [[AfterTheEnd current state]], some elements from our world, such as [[Music/TheBeatles Beatles]] songs and Amoco gas pumps have established themselves in Mid-World.Mid-World, and the majority of the plot is spent with the Mid-World native protagonist hopping between his world and ours, and vice versa for his ka-tet drawn from our world.
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