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19th Mar '16 2:11:11 AM The_Glorious_SOB
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When Africa is not being used as a LostWorld, it's the next best thing: mysterious and dangerous, but populated with outcroppings and ties to the modern world. This balance of civilization just within reach and ''terra incognita'' a mere wrong turn away gives the "Dark Continent" a unique position. "Adventure in your own back yard" takes on a new meaning if one's back yard hosts the occasional elephant stampede.

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When Africa is not being used as a LostWorld, it's the next best thing: mysterious and dangerous, but populated with outcroppings and ties to the modern world. This balance of civilization just within reach and ''terra incognita'' a mere wrong turn away gives the "Dark Continent" a unique position. "Adventure in your own back yard" backyard" takes on a new meaning if one's back yard backyard hosts the occasional elephant stampede.
5th Mar '16 12:49:30 PM Morgenthaler
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17th Feb '16 3:23:05 PM Ulkomaalainen
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*** tribal wars (amusingly between Tutsi and Hutu tribes, [[spoiler:re-triggered on the last episode when Eddy, the company’s boss, [[OhCrap burns down a sacred tree to stop a competing company from shooting there, unaware of the tree’s sacred position]]]]);

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*** tribal wars (amusingly between (between Tutsi and Hutu tribes, [[spoiler:re-triggered on the last episode when Eddy, the company’s boss, [[OhCrap burns down a sacred tree to stop a competing company from shooting there, unaware of the tree’s sacred position]]]]);
17th Feb '16 3:19:58 PM Ulkomaalainen
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* Subversion: pretty much everything Chinua Achebe has ever written (the most famous being ''Literature/ThingsFallApart''). He is very keen on dispelling this particular trope.

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* Subversion: Aversion: pretty much everything Chinua Achebe has ever written (the most famous being ''Literature/ThingsFallApart''). He is very keen on dispelling this particular trope.
12th Feb '16 6:45:51 AM Morgenthaler
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-->-- ''AmericaTheBook''

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-->-- ''AmericaTheBook''
''Literature/AmericaTheBook''



* ''KimbaTheWhiteLion'' takes place in an African jungle most of the time.

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* ''KimbaTheWhiteLion'' ''Anime/KimbaTheWhiteLion'' takes place in an African jungle most of the time.



* MarvelUniverse: Wakanda, the kingdom ruled by T'Challa ("ComicBook/BlackPanther") has ''laws'' that maintain "tribal customs" despite being extraordinarily wealthy - a convienent way to maintain its LostWorld flavor.

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* MarvelUniverse: Franchise/MarvelUniverse: Wakanda, the kingdom ruled by T'Challa ("ComicBook/BlackPanther") has ''laws'' that maintain "tribal customs" despite being extraordinarily wealthy - a convienent way to maintain its LostWorld flavor.



* CarlBarks' DonaldDuck yarn "In Darkest Africa".

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* CarlBarks' DonaldDuck Creator/CarlBarks' ComicBook/DonaldDuck yarn "In Darkest Africa".



* The ''TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade'' sourcebook ''Kindred of the Ebony Kingdom'' deals with African vampires. Whereas the KindredOfTheEast are something completely unique and different (even a little alien) from the western Kindred, the Laibon are just the regular clans with a darker epidermis.

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* The ''TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade'' sourcebook ''Kindred of the Ebony Kingdom'' deals with African vampires. Whereas the KindredOfTheEast TabletopGame/KindredOfTheEast are something completely unique and different (even a little alien) from the western Kindred, the Laibon are just the regular clans with a darker epidermis.
5th Feb '16 9:23:57 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''TheGodsMustBeCrazy'' has been criticized for its portrayal of the Bushmen as entirely ignorant {{Noble Savage}}s. For Xi, "Darkest Africa" makes pefect sense, but white society is bizarre and inexplicable. To the whites, dangerous wildlife and political turmoil are a source of consternation.
* ''GeorgeOfTheJungle'', as a parody of ''Franchise/{{Tarzan}}'', by necessity is set here.
* ''{{Jumanji}}'', in which the board game draws out dangerous elements of a distilled "Darkest Africa"-type jungle located within itself. The jungle is not seen in the film, or even seen by any of its characters save for the main protagonist who is trapped there for years.

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* ''TheGodsMustBeCrazy'' ''Film/TheGodsMustBeCrazy'' has been criticized for its portrayal of the Bushmen as entirely ignorant {{Noble Savage}}s. For Xi, "Darkest Africa" makes pefect sense, but white society is bizarre and inexplicable. To the whites, dangerous wildlife and political turmoil are a source of consternation.
* ''GeorgeOfTheJungle'', ''Film/GeorgeOfTheJungle'', as a parody of ''Franchise/{{Tarzan}}'', by necessity is set here.
* ''{{Jumanji}}'', ''Film/{{Jumanji}}'', in which the board game draws out dangerous elements of a distilled "Darkest Africa"-type jungle located within itself. The jungle is not seen in the film, or even seen by any of its characters save for the main protagonist who is trapped there for years.



* Most of ''[[AceVentura Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls]]''

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* Most of ''[[AceVentura Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls]]''''Film/AceVenturaWhenNatureCalls''



* Darkest Howondaland, in the ''{{Discworld}}'', is very often a parody of this trope.

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* Darkest Howondaland, in the ''{{Discworld}}'', ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'', is very often a parody of this trope.
7th Jan '16 4:56:21 PM AgProv
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* Kokoland in the ''Franchise/DocSavage'' novel ''Land of Long Juju''. Only the tribe of the royal family, who are descended from a LostRomanLegion, are portrayed as civilised. All of the other tribes are superstitious and bloodthirsty savages who are easy prey fro the white villains.
** It was revealed, in a postscript to Creator/TerryPratchett's posthumously published novel ''Discworld/TheShepherdsCrown'' that Terry had at least an outline for a novel that would have explored "Howondaland" to the same level of detail that he gave to Australia in ''discworld/TheLastContinent''. Its working title was ''The Dark Incontinent''. Some possible fragments of this book, descriptions of people and places, were released in the recent ''Complete Discworld Atlas''. The character of Howondaland Smith, Balgrog Hunter, for instance, is clearly depicted as a White Howondalandian.

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* Kokoland in the ''Franchise/DocSavage'' novel ''Land of Long Juju''. Only the tribe of the royal family, who are descended from a LostRomanLegion, are portrayed as civilised. All of the other tribes are superstitious and bloodthirsty savages savages, who are easy prey fro from the white villains.
** * It was revealed, in a postscript to Creator/TerryPratchett's posthumously published novel ''Discworld/TheShepherdsCrown'' ''Discworld/TheShepherdsCrown'', that Terry had at least an outline for a novel that would have explored "Howondaland" to the same level of detail that he gave to Australia in ''discworld/TheLastContinent''.''Discworld/TheLastContinent''. Its working title was ''The Dark Incontinent''. Some possible fragments of this book, descriptions of people and places, were released in the recent ''Complete Discworld Atlas''. The character of Howondaland Smith, Balgrog Hunter, for instance, is clearly depicted as a White Howondalandian.
7th Jan '16 4:55:27 PM AgProv
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** It was revealed, in a postscript to Creator/TerryPratchett's posthumously published novel ''Discworld/TheShepherdsCrown'' that Terry had at least an outline for a novel that would have explored "Howondaland" to the same level of detail that he gave to Australia in ''discworld/TheLastContinent''. Its working title was ''The Dark Incontinent''. Some possible fragments of this book, descriptions of people and places, were released in the recent ''Complete Discworld Atlas''. The character of Howondaland Smith, Balgrog Hunter, for instance, is clearly depicted as a White Howondalandian.
28th Dec '15 9:56:22 AM Malloon
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* In Film/FiveWeeksInABalloon, the heroes go on an expedition into this setting to claim unexplored territory and prevent ruthless slavers from doing the same.
17th Oct '15 7:31:11 PM nombretomado
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* Wackyland, from the WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes short ''PorkyInWackyland'' (and also from its remake ''Dough for the Do-Do''), is located here. Porky Pig has to fly over Dark and Darker Africa to get there.

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* Wackyland, from the WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes short ''PorkyInWackyland'' ''WesternAnimation/PorkyInWackyland'' (and also from its remake ''Dough for the Do-Do''), is located here. Porky Pig has to fly over Dark and Darker Africa to get there.
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