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25th Sep '16 12:36:37 PM VoidHerald
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* The titular Dis of ''Literature/DisAcedia'', a universe-sized, living maze composed of smaller worlds patchworked together.
24th Sep '16 4:30:18 AM Morgenthaler
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** And then there's the [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Black Spiral]], located in Malfeas (the Shenti of the Wyrm). Depending on [[CanonDiscontinuity which game in the cobbled together setting]] you happen to be operating in, the Black Spiral is either in [[TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse the Deep Umbra]], [[ChangelingTheDreaming the Dark Dreaming]], [[WraithTheOblivion the center of the Maelstrom]], or is either a convergence or a place that has doorways to all three. Put simply, it's Hell, but of course it's not that simple and entire books have been dedicated to describing, expanding, contradicting and redefining what the Black Spiral actually is. ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse'' describes it as the tormented mind of the Wyrm itself. There are even allusions that it is the dessicated husk of ancient Malfeas from ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}''. It breaks, reshapes and fundamentally corrupts anyone unlucky enough to find themselves there, and we're talking mentally, physically and spiritually, all at once. It is the home, seat of power, [[GeniusLoci dying body]] and [[AndIMustScream prison]] of the Wyrm, the primordial force of entropy in the setting's universe. One tribe of werewolves are called the [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Black Spiral Dancers]]. Guess what they do for an initiation rite?

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** And then there's the [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Black Spiral]], located in Malfeas (the Shenti of the Wyrm). Depending on [[CanonDiscontinuity which game in the cobbled together setting]] you happen to be operating in, the Black Spiral is either in [[TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse the Deep Umbra]], [[ChangelingTheDreaming [[TabletopGame/ChangelingTheDreaming the Dark Dreaming]], [[WraithTheOblivion [[TabletopGame/WraithTheOblivion the center of the Maelstrom]], or is either a convergence or a place that has doorways to all three. Put simply, it's Hell, but of course it's not that simple and entire books have been dedicated to describing, expanding, contradicting and redefining what the Black Spiral actually is. ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse'' describes it as the tormented mind of the Wyrm itself. There are even allusions that it is the dessicated husk of ancient Malfeas from ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}''. It breaks, reshapes and fundamentally corrupts anyone unlucky enough to find themselves there, and we're talking mentally, physically and spiritually, all at once. It is the home, seat of power, [[GeniusLoci dying body]] and [[AndIMustScream prison]] of the Wyrm, the primordial force of entropy in the setting's universe. One tribe of werewolves are called the [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Black Spiral Dancers]]. Guess what they do for an initiation rite?
19th Sep '16 12:41:55 AM cdenton
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* ''Franchise/SilentHill'' features a weird variation of this trope through the eponymous town, which may cross over with, unusually, EldritchAbomination and GeniusLoci. Though its exact nature is [[MindScrew very much up for debate]], it appears to be abandoned and shrouded in fog, day and night come randomly, and a nightmarish [[DarkWorld "otherworld"]] version of the town lurks beneath the surface and can overtake you at any moment. The otherworld draws its form [[SelfInflictedHell from people's minds]], sometimes [[PsychologicalTormentZone the protagonists]] and sometimes [[RealityWarper another character entirely]]; quite a few [[EpilepticTrees epileptic forests]] have grown from trying to explain it all. It's worth pointing out that DJ Bobby Ricks, one character in Silent Hill Downpour has pointed out that the town has 'rules,' and it is not keen on people disobeying it. If the town wants you to stay inside, if it wants you to learn something, you will. Possibly for eternity, as one character has been stuck there, delivering mail to parties unknown (possibly from the town itself) for 200 years.

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* ''Franchise/SilentHill'' features a weird variation of this trope through the eponymous town, which may cross over with, unusually, EldritchAbomination and GeniusLoci. Though its exact nature is [[MindScrew very much up for debate]], it appears to be abandoned and shrouded in fog, day and night come randomly, and a nightmarish [[DarkWorld "otherworld"]] version of the town lurks beneath the surface and can overtake you at any moment. The otherworld draws its form [[SelfInflictedHell from people's minds]], sometimes [[PsychologicalTormentZone the protagonists]] and sometimes [[RealityWarper another character entirely]]; quite a few [[EpilepticTrees epileptic forests]] have grown from trying to explain it all. It's worth pointing out that DJ Bobby Ricks, one character in Silent Hill Downpour has pointed out that the town has 'rules,' and it is not keen on people disobeying it. If the town wants you to stay inside, if it wants you to learn something, you will. Possibly for eternity, as one character has been stuck there, delivering mail to parties unknown (possibly from the town itself) for 200 years. Even the apparent deity or demon worshiped by the town's resident cult, [[ScaryAmoralReligion The Order]], might just be the town acting upon the cult members' beliefs and desires.
18th Sep '16 1:24:39 PM MyFinalEdits
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** Indeed, it's unclear if the resident cult, [[ScaryAmoralReligion the Order]], is actually worshiping some kind of existing deity or demon, or if the town is simply acting upon their beliefs and desires.
18th Sep '16 12:46:21 AM cdenton
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** Indeed, it's unclear if the resident cult, [[ScaryAmoralReligion the Order]], is actually worshiping some kind of existing deity or demon, or if the town is simply acting upon their beliefs and desires.
4th Sep '16 12:41:52 PM IAmNotAFunguy
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* Pandora's Labyrinth of Deceit in ''VideoGame/KidIcarusUprising'' is by far the strangest location Pit and Palutena have to visit. It begins with by far the strangest flying sequence. Pit begins flying only for a dimensional rift to open taking him into a hallway full of large polygons, deceptive walls, and false illusions of previous areas. Things only get stranger when he lands. Later in the game is the Chaos Generator, a dark location full of nothing but past enemies and many illusions.

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* Pandora's Labyrinth of Deceit in ''VideoGame/KidIcarusUprising'' is by far the strangest location Pit and Palutena have to visit. It begins with by far the strangest flying sequence. Pit begins flying only for a dimensional rift to open taking him into a hallway full of large polygons, deceptive walls, and false illusions of previous areas.
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Things only get stranger when he lands. Later in the game is the Chaos Generator, a dark location full of nothing things including but past not limited to: replicas of creatures from all the previous factions, from Palutena's Centurions to the Aurum, Alien Geometries, screwy portals in the form of eyes everywhere, shadows of Pit everywhere, enemies and many illusions.appearing suddenly to cover the screen, etc. It can get really confusing at some points.
4th Sep '16 12:40:34 PM IAmNotAFunguy
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* Pandora's Labyrinth of Deceit in ''VideoGame/KidIcarusUprising'' is by far the strangest location Pit and Palutena have to visit. It begins with by far the strangest flying sequence. Pit begins flying only for a dimensional rift to open taking him into a hallway full of large polygons, deceptive walls, and false illusions of previous areas. Things only get stranger when he lands.

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* Pandora's Labyrinth of Deceit in ''VideoGame/KidIcarusUprising'' is by far the strangest location Pit and Palutena have to visit. It begins with by far the strangest flying sequence. Pit begins flying only for a dimensional rift to open taking him into a hallway full of large polygons, deceptive walls, and false illusions of previous areas. Things only get stranger when he lands. Later in the game is the Chaos Generator, a dark location full of nothing but past enemies and many illusions.
4th Sep '16 12:38:27 PM IAmNotAFunguy
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* Pandora's Labyrinth of Deceit in ''VideoGame/KidIcarusUprising'' is by far the strangest location Pit and Palutena have to visit. It begins with by far the strangest flying sequence. Pit begins flying only for a dimensional rift to open taking him into a hallway full of large polygons, deceptive walls, and false illusions of previous areas. Things only get stranger when he lands.
3rd Sep '16 12:05:01 PM TheSinful
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** Chief among them is Outland. It was formed when the planet Draenor was torn apart by multiple interdimensional gateways being opened on the surface. It's now a continent with several different ecosystems, some of which are healthy and normal, or at least, [[PatchworkMap as normal as the rest of this universe]]. However, the [[FloatingContinent continent]] is surrounded by, rather than an ocean, an edge, and if you walk off it you fall into nothingness. It also has an AlienSky, which is sunless but otherwise mysteriously normal in some zones, but looks like energy cascading through space in other places. In several places there are {{Floating Island}}s, some of which have water perpetually falling off them with no source. Other examples in the Warcraft universe:

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** Chief among them is Outland. It was formed when the planet Draenor was torn apart by multiple interdimensional gateways being opened on the surface. It's now a continent with several different ecosystems, some of which are healthy and normal, or at least, [[PatchworkMap as normal as the rest of this universe]]. However, the [[FloatingContinent continent]] is surrounded by, rather than an ocean, an edge, and if you walk off it you fall into nothingness. It also has an AlienSky, which is sunless but otherwise mysteriously normal in some zones, but looks like energy cascading through space in other places. In several places there are {{Floating Island}}s, some of which have water perpetually falling off them with no source. Other examples in source.
** The Netherstorm. Not only is it even more surreal than
the Warcraft universe:rest of Outland, being just a collection of massive floating rocks instead of a single land mass, no one knows where it came from. Every other zone has a clear analogue on Draenor but the Netherstorm doesn't.



** Deepholm. It can be reached by flying into the Maelstrom. It is the home of earth elementals and other creatures native to the elemental plane, so it's not ''supposed'' to be comfortable to flesh-and-blood creatures like playable races. It is a massive cave with a rock-based ecosystem and rock pillars that float in the air. Most of the elemental planes are odd like this, but with another element in the place of rock.

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** Deepholm. It can be reached by flying into the Maelstrom. It is the home of earth elementals and other creatures native to the elemental plane, so it's not ''supposed'' to be comfortable to flesh-and-blood creatures like playable races. It is a massive cave with a rock-based ecosystem and ecosystem, rock pillars that float in the air.air, and spires that regularly explode and reform. Most of the elemental planes are odd like this, but with another element in the place of rock.
3rd Sep '16 11:49:12 AM TheSinful
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* An interesting example comes up in ''[[http://www.tthfanfic.org/Story-16694/MMcGregor+The+Wonderland+Subject.htm The Wonderland Subject]]''. According to Nick Fury, it's been discovered that the multiverse is essentially a "stack" of universes. Going up the stack leads to more orderly universes and going down leads to more chaotic ones. Apparently, the [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Buffyverse]] is the -3175 from the Marvelverse and the most chaotic they can live in (with +3175 being the most orderly); people from the Marvelverse can't exist beyond those boundaries due to the universes being too chaotic/orderly..
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