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16th Jul '17 9:07:38 AM nombretomado
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** Also, Valhalla. The planet was really nice place until a comet hit the surface and changed its orbit making it an ice world. [[note]]Really cold Ice World. Think a place where Space Wolf would freeze to death at night. Fenris compensates with freaky seismic activity, sentient superstrong wolves and {{Eldritch Abomination}}s straight from Viking tales.[[/note]] Same comet also brought an Ork incursion. As a result, Valhallans are WW2 soviet soldiers expies that are great at holding defense in face of unbeatable odds, [[ZergRush drowning opponents in bodies]] and being unsurpassed combatants in arctic environment.

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** Also, Valhalla. The planet was really nice place until a comet hit the surface and changed its orbit making it an ice world. [[note]]Really cold Ice World. Think a place where Space Wolf would freeze to death at night. Fenris compensates with freaky seismic activity, sentient superstrong wolves and {{Eldritch Abomination}}s straight from Viking tales.[[/note]] Same comet also brought an Ork incursion. As a result, Valhallans are WW2 soviet [=WW2=] Soviet soldiers expies that are great at holding defense in face of unbeatable odds, [[ZergRush drowning opponents in bodies]] and being unsurpassed combatants in arctic environment.
11th Jul '17 1:11:03 PM Theriocephalus
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** Unlike most volcanic worlds, Kratzar - which is actually just a planet in its primordial state and not suffering from a cataclysm - is entirely covered in lava, save for a few islands. These islands are used as mining sites by both Mustafarian colonists and Valkoran forces, but are often infested with giant lava snakes that sometimes pop out of the mining siphons.

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** Unlike most volcanic worlds, Kratzar - -- which is actually just a planet in its primordial state and not suffering from a cataclysm - -- is entirely covered in lava, save for a few islands. These islands are used as mining sites by both Mustafarian colonists and Valkoran forces, but are often infested with giant lava snakes that sometimes pop out of the mining siphons.


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* ''FanFic/ThePalaververse'': The island-nation of Saddle Arabia. Itís a barren desert wasteland battered by horrifying magical storms that regularly sow the land with chaotic magic, with the sun burning away any moisture they leave behind. The chaos magic and harsh climate have worked together to populate it with a parade of horrors -- packs of mobile vampiric cacti, mountain-sized roc birds made of stone, enormous wind scorpions that surprise prey and evade pursuit by turning into wind, parasitic life-eating flecks [[EyeScream that inhabit eyeballs and spread by eye contact]]...
20th Jun '17 9:54:50 AM Kikimaru
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* Madagascar's ''Tsingy de Bemaraha'' (from the local word, ''tsingy'': "where one cannot walk barefoot"), is a karstic limestone "forest" of 230 square miles with some of the most dangerous and difficult terrain you could ever try to cross. Traversal can be as slow as half a mile [[http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2126941/Life-edge-Inside-worlds-largest-STONE-forest-tropical-rain-eroded-rocks-300ft-razor-sharp-spikes.html a day.]]
18th Jun '17 10:48:41 AM nombretomado
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** Not to mention the Irukandji. The worst of the box jellyfish (an infamous class of jellyfish), they will actively seek out prey rather than drift along in the current, are the size of a fingernail, are transparent, can swim through anti-jellyfish safety nets on beaches and pack a horrifically painful sting which has 'a sense of impending doom' listed as a symptom on ThatOtherWiki.

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** Not to mention the Irukandji. The worst of the box jellyfish (an infamous class of jellyfish), they will actively seek out prey rather than drift along in the current, are the size of a fingernail, are transparent, can swim through anti-jellyfish safety nets on beaches and pack a horrifically painful sting which has 'a sense of impending doom' listed as a symptom on ThatOtherWiki.Wiki/ThatOtherWiki.



** Let's not also forget the Chironex Fleckeri, another specie of box jellyfish unique to Australia. Their venom is often said to be the most deadly in the world, and if TheOtherWiki is to be believed, a single specimen holds enough of it to kill 60 adult humans.

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** Let's not also forget the Chironex Fleckeri, another specie of box jellyfish unique to Australia. Their venom is often said to be the most deadly in the world, and if TheOtherWiki Wiki/TheOtherWiki is to be believed, a single specimen holds enough of it to kill 60 adult humans.
17th Jun '17 3:30:26 PM Toadofsteel
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* Arizona. At first glance, it doesn't look nearly as bad as Australia; its desert areas has an abundance of vegetation (as opposed to the stereotype of deserts being barren) while its forested areas look outright inviting. Not bad at all right? ''Wrong''. Let's start with the desert. Okay, you can easily die of sunstroke or frostbite (you heard right), as the desert is either really hot or really cold depending on the season. However, that's just for starters. Beside the climate, the desert is home to an abundance of species that could keep with Australian types; the obvious ones are the rattlesnakes, coyotes (which can travel in packs of dozens by the way), cougars, jaguars (yes, really), and spiders (anything from tarantulas to black widows to brown recluses), but there's also the likes of the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/peccary peccary]] (think the Sonoran's take on a wild boar), [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tarantula_hawk tarantula hawk]] (talk about NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast) and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gila_Monster gila monster]] (one of two known venomous lizards, so named for their temperament) to name a few. Alongside, the combination of abundant vegetation and dry air can easily cause massive wild fires that are near impossible to put out (no thanks to the limited water supply); even a blown out match is enough to ignite one (which has happened more than once). And that's not discounting the vegetation itself; while the plants[[note]]which range from the stereotypical cacti to prickly pears and other types with large abundances of thorns[[/note]] aren't venomous like in Australia, they're lethal in their own myriad of ways. First, they can easily catch hold of loose clothing and effectively trap anyone against them (which means if you don't have a knife or easy-to-rip-or-takeoff clothing, then you're stuck, period); even a slight brush can often lead to ensnarement. Alongside that, said plants may or may not be home to one of the local animals listed above, as snakes, spiders and insects like to use them for shelter.

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* Arizona. At first glance, it doesn't look nearly as bad as Australia; its desert areas has an abundance of vegetation (as opposed to the stereotype of deserts being barren) while its forested areas look outright inviting. Not bad at all right? ''Wrong''. Let's start with the desert. Okay, you can easily die of sunstroke or frostbite (you heard right), as the desert is either really hot or really cold depending on the season. However, that's just for starters. Beside the climate, the desert is home to an abundance of species that could keep with Australian types; the obvious ones are the rattlesnakes, coyotes (which can travel in packs of dozens by the way), cougars, jaguars (yes, really), and spiders (anything from tarantulas to black widows to brown recluses), but there's also the likes of the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/peccary peccary]] (think the Sonoran's take on a wild boar), [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tarantula_hawk tarantula hawk]] (talk about NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast) (If you've ever played ''FalloutNewVegas'', these are the inspiration for Cazadores, which currently occupy the picture of that game's NightmareFuel page) and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gila_Monster gila monster]] (one of two known venomous lizards, so named for their temperament) to name a few. Alongside, the combination of abundant vegetation and dry air can easily cause massive wild fires that are near impossible to put out (no thanks to the limited water supply); even a blown out match is enough to ignite one (which has happened more than once). And that's not discounting the vegetation itself; while the plants[[note]]which range from the stereotypical cacti to prickly pears and other types with large abundances of thorns[[/note]] aren't venomous like in Australia, they're lethal in their own myriad of ways. First, they can easily catch hold of loose clothing and effectively trap anyone against them (which means if you don't have a knife or easy-to-rip-or-takeoff clothing, then you're stuck, period); even a slight brush can often lead to ensnarement. Alongside that, said plants may or may not be home to one of the local animals listed above, as snakes, spiders and insects like to use them for shelter.
13th Jun '17 7:30:06 AM Neruzian
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*** It's actually not as odd as it first seems; stingrays have electroreceptors similar to sharks and can 'feel' nearby nervous systems. Statistically stingrays actually seem to aim at the heart when they strike with their tails, which makes sense as the heart has a strong electrical pulse and would be very visible to the ray. Steve Irwin was also fairly unfamiliar with stingrays; one of the key reasons why Irwin was able to get away with his insane behavior is because he knew the animals he worked with inside and out. He knew what would upset them, how to approach them, how to get away if they got grumpy and so on. A crocodile was never going to get Irwin because he knew far too much about crocodiles to be caught off guard, a stingray on the other hand was able to catch him off guard; something that never would have happened with an animal he knew more about.
30th May '17 8:58:55 AM kyrtuck
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* The Planet Mir, setting of ''WesternAnimation/{{ThePiratesOfDarkWater}}'' has Middle Ages level of Civilization in a few Island Kingdoms. But everywhere else is filled with vicious pirates and bizarre beasts, with occasional savage tribesmen or fiendish swindlers to boot. And, large areas of the planet are getting eaten away by a substance of pure evil called Dark Water.
21st May '17 12:47:51 PM nombretomado
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* [[http://wanderers-library.wikidot.com/excerpt-from-the-journal-of-archibald-hannity Excerpt of the Journal of Archibald Hannity]] from TheWanderersLibrary

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* [[http://wanderers-library.wikidot.com/excerpt-from-the-journal-of-archibald-hannity Excerpt of the Journal of Archibald Hannity]] from TheWanderersLibrary''Wiki/TheWanderersLibrary''.
16th May '17 5:24:16 PM nombretomado
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* {{Invoked}} and[=/=]or {{Downplayed}} in TwoKinds. One character's homeland is an (presumably volcanic) island chain so brimming with toxins that his people are immune to most known poisons and diseases.

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* {{Invoked}} and[=/=]or {{Downplayed}} in TwoKinds.''Webcomic/TwoKinds''. One character's homeland is an (presumably volcanic) island chain so brimming with toxins that his people are immune to most known poisons and diseases.
9th May '17 3:38:14 PM Golondrina
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* ''Film/AfterEarth'' has [[WillSmith Will and Jaden Smith's]] characters crash-landing on a "class one quarantine planet" where everything has evolved to kill humans. Which turns out to be Earth.

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* ''Film/AfterEarth'' has [[WillSmith [[Creator/WillSmith Will and Jaden Smith's]] characters crash-landing on a "class one quarantine planet" where everything has evolved to kill humans. Which turns out to be Earth.
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