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22nd Aug '17 3:53:11 PM Anorgil
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** ''[=QFG2=]'' actually had an interesting twist on this: with enough supplies, you actually '''can''' cross the desert and go from the CityOfAdventure to the WretchedHive before the scripted plotline forces you to. However, there's no point, since you can't get into the second town until said plotline occurs. But still, points for letting players do it at all.

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** ''[=QFG2=]'' actually had an interesting twist on this: with enough supplies, supplies (and patience), you actually '''can''' cross the desert and go from the CityOfAdventure to the WretchedHive before the scripted plotline forces you to. However, there's no point, since you can't get into the second town until said plotline occurs. But still, points for letting players do it at all.
15th Jul '17 2:30:29 AM Veanne
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* Any journey in ''Webcomic/{{Suihira}}'', since it's [[SingleBiomePlanet desert world]].
12th Jul '17 7:23:40 PM wolftickets1969
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* In ''VideoGame/SpaceQuestITheSarienEncounter'', the desert of Kerona is inhabited by {{sand worm}}s that swallow whole those who try to travel on foot, so the only way to reach the settlement of Ulence Flats is via [[FlyingCar skimmer]].
10th Jul '17 5:00:44 PM totoofze47
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* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'' has the Gerudo Desert which you must cross in order to get to the last temple, the Spirit Temple. If you get lost, you have to start over.

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* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'':
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''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'' has the Gerudo Desert which you must cross in order to get to the last temple, the Spirit Temple. If you get lost, you have to start over.over.
** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'' has the Gerudo Mesa, a large and treacherous desert that Link and Midna must cross to reach the Arbiter's Grounds.
** In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'', most of the Gerudo region is a huge, dangerous desert that Link must brave to reach Gerudo Town, and eventually the Sacred Beast Vah Naboris. Local dangers include sandstorms which block your view and disables the map, various enemies, and scorching heat that damages Link if he's not prepared for it with proper equipment or meals.
21st Jun '17 11:51:08 AM DarkHunter
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* Played with in ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' in the third arc, where the group has to cross the Arabian peninsula on foot. Joseph, an experienced traveller, is smart enough to have purchased some camels to ride, plenty of extra water provisions, and has the sense to travel in the evening rather than the middle of the day. Unfortunately, an enemy Stand user has a Stand that acts like a super-intense sun, meaning they get the full blast of desert heat even in the middle of the night.
24th May '17 4:45:02 PM KidDynamite
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* The opening and closing credits for the first two seasons of ''Series/KungFu'' show Caine walking across a desert.
19th Mar '17 12:35:16 PM AthenaBlue
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* Happens at least once in ''Film/LawrenceOfArabia'', naturally, first when joining Prince Faisal with the guide, then crossing the Nefud with the rest of Faisal's squad, then going back in Nefud to find his lost servant. Also doubles as a ThirstyDesert.

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* Happens at least once in ''Film/LawrenceOfArabia'', naturally, first when joining Prince Faisal with The second act of Disney's ''Disney/{{Dinosaur}}'' resembled the guide, then crossing final act of the Nefud with "Rite of Spring" segment from ''Disney/{{Fantasia}}''. In fact, the rest of Faisal's squad, then going back in Nefud to find soundtrack played during this scene is even called "Across the Desert!"
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* Paul Atreides and
his lost servant. Also doubles mother Jessica do this in ''Film/{{Dune}}'', as a ThirstyDesert.does Liet-Kynes.



* The first part of early documentary film ''Film/{{Grass}}'' involves the filmmakers going on a rather arduous trip across Turkey and the "salt deserts of Anatolia." They manage to fight their way through some epic sandstorms.
* This is the whole plot of ''Film/IceColdInAlex''.
* Happens at least once in ''Film/LawrenceOfArabia'', naturally, first when joining Prince Faisal with the guide, then crossing the Nefud with the rest of Faisal's squad, then going back in Nefud to find his lost servant. Also doubles as a ThirstyDesert.
* And of course it happens quite a lot in ''Film/{{The Mummy|1999}}''.
* Happens to Bastian in ''Film/TheNeverendingStoryIITheNextChapter''
* For the first part of ''Film/PitchBlack'', the survivors of the crash must endure this to find water, on a planet with ''three'' suns. In an interesting turn of events, once the sun(s) and heat are no longer a problem due to an eclipse, things get significantly ''worse'' for them.
* ''{{Film/She|1965}}'': The first part of Leo, Holly, and Job's trek to the lost city. Made more difficult by tribesmen who steal their camels and water.
* This happens in ''Film/{{Spaceballs}}'', and coupled with a parody of ThirstyDesert. Things are further complicated when Lone Star and Barf discover that they'd been carrying [[spoiler: Princess Vespa's oversized hairdryder]] all along.



* This happens in ''Film/{{Spaceballs}}'', and coupled with a parody of ThirstyDesert. Things are further complicated when Lone Star and Barf discover that they'd been carrying [[spoiler: Princess Vespa's oversized hairdryder]] all along.



* Paul Atreides and his mother Jessica do this in ''Film/{{Dune}}'', as does Liet-Kynes.
* And of course it happens quite a lot in ''Film/{{The Mummy|1999}}''.
* Happens to Bastian in ''Film/TheNeverendingStoryIITheNextChapter''
* This is whole plot of ''Film/IceColdInAlex''.

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* Paul Atreides and his mother Jessica do Moses does this after he's thrown out Egypt in ''Film/{{Dune}}'', as does Liet-Kynes.
* And of course
''Film/TheTenCommandments''. Ramses only gives him one day's rations, figuring he'll die that way, but he manages to make it happens quite a lot in ''Film/{{The Mummy|1999}}''.
* Happens
to Bastian in ''Film/TheNeverendingStoryIITheNextChapter''
* This is whole plot of ''Film/IceColdInAlex''.
Midian.



* For the first part of ''Film/PitchBlack'', the survivors of the crash must endure this to find water, on a planet with ''three'' suns. In an interesting turn of events, once the sun(s) and heat are no longer a problem due to an eclipse, things get significantly ''worse'' for them.
* Moses does this after he's thrown out Egypt in ''Film/TheTenCommandments''. Ramses only gives him one day's rations, figuring he'll die that way, but he manages to make it to Midian.
* The first part of early documentary film ''Film/{{Grass}}'' involves the filmmakers going on a rather arduous trip across Turkey and the "salt deserts of Anatolia." They manage to fight their way through some epic sandstorms.
* ''{{Film/She|1965}}'': The first part of Leo, Holly, and Job's trek to the lost city. Made more difficult by tribesmen who steal their camels and water.



* The Aquabats in ''Series/TheAquabatsSuperShow'' episode "Cowboy Android!" have to trek through a flat desert after their Battletram runs out of gas.



* ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise''. Naturally this happens in the episode "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Desert Crossing]]".



* The Aquabats in ''Series/TheAquabatsSuperShow'' episode "Cowboy Android!" have to trek through a flat desert after their Battletram runs out of gas.
* ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise''. Naturally this happens in the episode "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Desert Crossing]]".



* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' episode "My Three Suns", Fry crosses a desert to make a delivery on the planet Trisol. Just as the sun goes down, [[FromBadToWorse a larger one rises.]]



* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' plays a blacktop basketball court as a huge desert. Of course, the protagonists ''are'' babies.
* The second act of Disney's ''Disney/{{Dinosaur}}'' resembled the final act of the "Rite of Spring" segment from ''Disney/{{Fantasia}}''. In fact, the soundtrack played during this scene is even called "Across the Desert!"
* An episode of ''Recess'' does this trope with a hot playground in place of a desert.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' episode "My Three Suns", Fry crosses a desert to make a delivery on the planet Trisol. Just as the sun goes down, [[FromBadToWorse a larger one rises.]]
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' plays a blacktop basketball court as a huge desert. Of course, the protagonists ''are'' babies.
* The second act of Disney's ''Disney/{{Dinosaur}}'' resembled the final act of the "Rite of Spring" segment from ''Disney/{{Fantasia}}''. In fact, the soundtrack played during this scene is even called "Across the Desert!"
* An episode of ''Recess''
''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'' does this trope with a hot playground in place of a desert.


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* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'': Most of [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS3E18TwinSuns "Twin Suns"]] consists of Ezra and [[spoiler:Maul]] wandering the desert wastes of Tatooine [[spoiler:looking for Obi-Wan Kenobi]].
24th Feb '17 4:17:29 PM totoofze47
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* The world of ''Manga/OnePiece'' has the entire country of Arabasta, where [[MagnificentBastard Crocodile]] takes advantage of the climate to cause an entire war.

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* The world of ''Manga/OnePiece'' has the entire country of Arabasta, Alabasta, where [[MagnificentBastard Crocodile]] takes advantage of the climate to cause an entire war.war. The Straw Hats and Vivi themselves end up having to cross the desert on they way to the town of Alubarna; fortunately Vivi is the princess of Alabasta, so she's used to the dangers of the desert and helps the rest of the group along.
18th Feb '17 7:11:10 AM Derkhan
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* In the ''Literature/DreambloodDuology'', Ehiru, Nijiri amd Sunandi have to join a caravan to cross the desert outside Gujaareh so they can safely reach Kisua.
16th Feb '17 12:12:17 PM Aggron9988
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* ''Webcomic/ChampionsOfFaraus'': When Daryl and Skye are dropped off in Gar'el, they have to cross a ThirstyDesert portion of the country to get to the nearest town. Thanks to the supplies [[spoiler: [[SkyPirate Popari Swiftwind]]]] dropped off, they do so without much trouble, ''and'' thanks to the LemonyNarrator, it doesn't last long.
-->'''Narrator''': What say we skip the walking?
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