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14th May '16 5:35:16 AM LordInsane
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** For example, the Cardassians in ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration''. When they were introduced, the Federation was just supposed to have ended a war with them. A war that would have spanned the early seasons of the show and apparently left the Federation drained of resources (it's repeatedly mentioned that they're "not ready for another war" and they made concessions not consistent with an easy victory), yet was never mentioned and did not involve the flagship of the fleet (but ''did'' [[ContinuitySnarl involve the flagship's transporter chief, who was there from the first season]]).

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** For example, the Cardassians in ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration''. When they were introduced, the Federation was just supposed to have ended a war with them. A war that would have spanned the early seasons of the show and apparently left the Federation drained of resources was not an easy victory (it's repeatedly mentioned that they're "not ready for another war" war", though that might have something to do with a significant chunk of Starfleet getting blown up at Wolf 359 earlier that year as well, and they made concessions not consistent with an easy victory), yet was never mentioned and did not involve the flagship of the fleet (but ''did'' [[ContinuitySnarl involve the flagship's transporter chief, who was there from the first season]]).
20th Mar '16 9:15:51 PM Kadorhal
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** [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkBetweenWorlds A Link Between Worlds]]''. The game starts in the Hyrule of A Link Between Worlds, and the map is an almost one-to-one recreation. And then the player is plunged into Lorule, yet another Alternate Hyrule that is not to confused with the Dark World in Link to the Past.

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** [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkBetweenWorlds A Link Between Worlds]]''. The game starts in the Hyrule of A ''A Link Between Worlds, to the Past'', and the map is an almost one-to-one recreation. And then the player is plunged into Lorule, yet another Alternate Hyrule that is not to confused with the Dark World in Link to the Past.



*** New Vegas's DLC also do this. The first, ''Dead Money'' takes place at the Seirra Madre casino and the villa surrounding it. ''Honest Hearts'' is set in Zion National Park in Utah while ''Old World Blues'' takes place in a crater (former mountain)/old world research facility known as the Big MT. The final DLC, ''Lonesome Road'', takes place in an area known as the Divide, which was apparently the site of a old world missile base and the town that sprang up around it that was torn asunder by a cataclysmic event in the Courier's past.
* Similarly, in the sequels to the ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' games, it's revealed that ''Red'' and ''Blue'' took place in the region of Kanto, which is just one region within a larger nation. ''Gold'' and ''Silver'' takes place in the region of Johto, just to the west. ''Ruby'' and ''Sapphire'' takes place on Hoenn, an island far to the south, and ''Diamond'' and ''Pearl'' on Sinnoh, far to the north - but they are all encapsulated within [[http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Pok%C3%A9mon_nation the same country]], a [[FantasyCounterpartCulture thinly-veiled approximation of Japan]]. ''VideoGame/PokemonColosseum'', meanwhile, takes place in a different area (Orre), and its sequel, ''VideoGame/PokemonXDGaleOfDarkness'', adds a new section to the northwest of the region, while keeping most of the original game's locations. ''XD'' also adds a seaport, despite the map of Orre in ''Colosseum'' depicting Orre as being landlocked.
** This hasn't created ''that'' many inconsistencies, except we're supposed to believe that every 3 years a 100-130 "new" Pokémon come out that always existed in the game's world. ''Ruby'' and ''Sapphire'' are implied to take place at the same time as ''Red'' and ''Blue'' too, which raises further questions. Also, the rank of Pokémon League Champion in the first games is supposed to be the title of the world's strongest trainer. Then we find out that it's a regional competition. Not international. Not even ''national''. Quite overblown to say being the best Pokémon trainer in a country's single province equates with being the world's best . . . (It's implied in ''[[VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire]]'' that the reason for the inconsistencies is because some of the games depict events within multiple realities).

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*** New Vegas's DLC also do this. The first, ''Dead Money'' takes place at the Seirra Sierra Madre casino and the villa surrounding it. ''Honest Hearts'' is set in Zion National Park in Utah while ''Old World Blues'' takes place in a crater (former mountain)/old world research facility known as the Big MT. The final DLC, ''Lonesome Road'', takes place in an area known as the Divide, which was apparently the site of a old world missile base and the town that sprang up around it that was torn asunder by a cataclysmic event in the Courier's past.
* Similarly, in the sequels to the ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' games, it's revealed that ''Red'' and ''Blue'' ''VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue'' took place in the region of Kanto, which is just one region within a larger nation. ''Gold'' and ''Silver'' ''VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver'' takes place in the region of Johto, just to the west. ''Ruby'' and ''Sapphire'' ''VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire'' takes place on Hoenn, an island far to the south, and ''Diamond'' and ''Pearl'' ''VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl'' on Sinnoh, far to the north - but they are all encapsulated within [[http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Pok%C3%A9mon_nation the same country]], a [[FantasyCounterpartCulture thinly-veiled approximation of Japan]]. ''VideoGame/PokemonColosseum'', meanwhile, takes place in a different area (Orre), and its sequel, ''VideoGame/PokemonXDGaleOfDarkness'', adds a new section to the northwest of the region, while keeping most of the original game's locations. ''XD'' also adds a seaport, despite the map of Orre in ''Colosseum'' depicting Orre as being landlocked.
** This hasn't created ''that'' many inconsistencies, except we're supposed to believe that every 3 three or so years about a 100-130 hundred "new" Pokémon come out that suddenly arrive to start having always existed in the game's world. existed. ''Ruby'' and ''Sapphire'' are implied to take place at the same time as ''Red'' and ''Blue'' too, which raises further questions.questions, especially in the [[VideoGameRemake remakes]] of the first two games, where the game is restricted to the original 151 Pokémon until the player beats the Elite Four and gains the National Pokédex, at which point the next 235 of them from the second and third generations suddenly come out of the woodwork with no comment or explanation. Also, the rank of Pokémon League Champion in the first games is supposed to be the title of the world's strongest trainer. Then we find out that it's a regional competition. Not international. Not even ''national''. Quite overblown to say being the best Pokémon trainer in a country's single province equates with being the world's best . . . (It's best... It's implied in ''[[VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire Pokémon Omega ''Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire]]'' Sapphire'' that the reason for the inconsistencies is because some of the games depict events within [[AlternateUniverse multiple realities).realities]].



* A literal expansion pack world occurred in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'': the expansion pack ''Shivering Isles'' takes place in the domain of o god of madness, which is almost completely disconnected from the original world. The link is a portal on an island that magically appears in the middle of lake. The game even [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] the island's sudden appearance.

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* A literal expansion pack world occurred in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'': the expansion pack ''Shivering Isles'' takes place in the domain of o a god of madness, which is almost completely disconnected from the original world. The link is a portal on an island that magically appears in the middle of lake. The game even [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] the island's sudden appearance.



* The ''AceCombat'' series almost does this in reverse- the ''geography'' of the world was revealed early on and has remained consistent, but only one continent was actually used, with each new instalment simply filling in the blanks. As of AC6, there are still a few countries that haven't even been named, and many more that we know very little about.

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* The ''AceCombat'' ''VideoGame/AceCombat'' series almost does this in reverse- reverse - the ''geography'' of the world was revealed early on and has remained relatively consistent, but until the ''fifth'' game only one continent continent, Usea, was actually used, with each new instalment installment simply filling in the blanks. As of AC6, ''VideoGame/AceCombat6FiresOfLiberation'', one of only three games to take place on a different continent (and the only one for the continent in question, at that) there are still a few countries that haven't even been named, and many more that we know very little about.
9th Mar '16 4:17:47 AM StFan
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* ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha A's'' revealed more realms besides Earth, Mid-childa, and Precia's pocket dimension - although to be fair, the fact that there ''were'' other worlds out there was made clear in the first series; we just didn't see them.
** Force outdid every series yet, by revealing worlds besides Mid-Childa and Earth, which includes the TSAB-administrated core worlds (5 besides Mid-Childa so far) and non-administrated ones. A good portion of the latter are mostly mentioned due to the involvement of the [[OmnicidalManiac Hucke]][[SerialKiller bein]].
* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' has not only the regions listed in the video game entry below, but a few more when the anime [[OvertookTheManga ends up taking more time than the release of a game]] - most blatant being Orange Islands on Season 2.

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* ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha A's'' ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'':
** ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs''
revealed more realms besides Earth, Mid-childa, and Precia's pocket dimension - -- although to be fair, the fact that there ''were'' other worlds out there was made clear in the first series; we just didn't see them.
** Force ''Force'' outdid every series yet, by revealing worlds besides Mid-Childa and Earth, which includes the TSAB-administrated core worlds (5 besides Mid-Childa so far) and non-administrated ones. A good portion of the latter are mostly mentioned due to the involvement of the [[OmnicidalManiac Hucke]][[SerialKiller bein]].
* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' has not only the regions listed in the video game entry below, but a few more when the anime [[OvertookTheManga ends up taking more time than the release of a game]] - -- most blatant being Orange Islands on Season 2.




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* ''Comicbook/{{Legion Of Super-Heroes}}'': In the late 60s, Jim Shooter introduced the Dominators to the title, at the end of a supposed war between them and the [[TheFederation United Planets]] that had never been mentioned before. In fact, it had been previously established that war in general was now unknown. Amazingly enough, this was repeated in the "threeboot". It was stated explicitly at the start that there had been centuries of peace. Then came the Dominators, and then a reference to a "Khund War" in living memory... the latter written by Jim Shooter.

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* ''Comicbook/{{Legion Of Super-Heroes}}'': In the late 60s, '60s, Jim Shooter introduced the Dominators to the title, at the end of a supposed war between them and the [[TheFederation United Planets]] that had never been mentioned before. In fact, it had been previously established that war in general was now unknown. Amazingly enough, this was repeated in the "threeboot". It was stated explicitly at the start that there had been centuries of peace. Then came the Dominators, and then a reference to a "Khund War" in living memory... the latter written by Jim Shooter.




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* Of course, ''StarWars'' is the obvious example from Hollywood. The backstory of the Sith lords is the most {{egregious}} example, with numerous ExpandedUniverse novels putting it farther and farther into the Republic's 25,000+ year BackStory. It was eventually explained / retconned that the Sith the Jedi Council were talking about in ''ThePhantomMenace'' were actually just one particular Sith Order, and that there have been dozens of different of Sith Orders and Empires throughout history, and even a Sith ''species'' which is where they get their name from. They were eventually revealed to have first originated from a schism within the very first generation of the Jedi order.
* ''Film/TheMatrixReloaded''. The first Matrix film had a much smaller budget, with a relatively simple story. The second and third films had much larger budgets, with the Animatrix as reference material. As a result, there has been some debate as to whether or not the latter two films should be considered "true" sequels.

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* Of course, ''StarWars'' ''Franchise/StarWars'' is the obvious example from Hollywood. The backstory of the Sith lords is the most {{egregious}} example, with numerous ExpandedUniverse novels putting it farther and farther into the Republic's 25,000+ year BackStory. It was eventually explained / retconned that the Sith the Jedi Council were talking about in ''ThePhantomMenace'' ''Film/ThePhantomMenace'' were actually just one particular Sith Order, and that there have been dozens of different of Sith Orders and Empires throughout history, and even a Sith ''species'' which is where they get their name from. They were eventually revealed to have first originated from a schism within the very first generation of the Jedi order.
* ''Film/TheMatrixReloaded''. The first Matrix film had a much smaller budget, with a relatively simple story. The second and third films had much larger budgets, with the Animatrix ''Anime/TheAnimatrix'' as reference material. As a result, there has been some debate as to whether or not the latter two films should be considered "true" sequels.

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* As mentioned above, the ''{{Narnia}}'' books needed a lot of expansion to facilitate more stories. This caused plot inconsistencies, some of which were explained in the {{prequel}}, ''The Magician's Nephew''.
** The specific example in the intro may not be one, though: the prophecy is not "four humans", but "[[ExactWords two sons of Adam and two daughters of Eve]]," that is, two boys and two girls that are not native to Narnia or its neighbors.
** This one actually was explained in Prince Caspian; the humans that founded those countries came over from Earth in the intervening centuries.
* ''Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz'' had a similar expansion in its sequels. The Literature/LandOfOz was revealed to be surrounded by a vast desert with magical death-powers that separated it from other similarly fantastic realms. It was one of the few things in the Baum stories that actually retained consistency from one book to the next.
** And even here, it will only be consistent if we grant it a {{Retcon}}. In the first two books, it was implied that the deadly desert was separating Oz from the normal world full of {{Muggles}}, and not from other magical lands.
** ''Literature/{{Wicked}}'' attempts to justify this by placing Oz in an AlternateUniverse, which sometimes could catch dim glimpses of our own ("cities of smoke and glass").
* ''Literature/TheHobbit'' wasn't originally part of the same universe as ''Literature/TheSilmarillion'', which was written first despite being published later. The links were originally {{Shout Out}}s, but while the Hobbit's sequel, ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', was being written, Tolkien decided to put both ''The Hobbit'' and its sequel into the Silmarillion's universe. In this process, inconsistencies were introduced; for instance, the One Ring seems a lot more innocent in ''The Hobbit''.
** Tolkien was at lest prudent enough to revise ''The Hobbit'' to clean up major inconsistencies -- and the "innocence" of the Ring is explained in ''The Lord of the Rings'' as [[UnreliableNarrator Bilbo not telling the whole story]] because of its evil effects.
* Throughout David Eddings's ''{{Belgariad}}'', the heroes stick primarily to the Aloria region of the world; countries like Cthol Murgos and Mallorea are only mentioned as where the opposing RedshirtArmy comes from. In the sequel series, ''TheMalloreon'', the quest sends the heroes into the aforementioned countries - allowing Eddings the chance to lift the AlwaysChaoticEvil labels off of said country's inhabitants while he's at it. Then he did it ''again'' in ''The Elenium'' and ''The Tamuli''.
** In the Tamuli, the official reason the main characters come up with for the trip to Tamuli is that, what with the old AlwaysChaoticEvil regime in the country in between them fallen, and travel and contact easier, it is now time to establish official relations.
** And the Belgariad not only mentioned Malloria, but actually went to it at the end of the first series, albeit only the extreme and virtually deserted northwest corner
* Even though the whole thing has been mapped, we've seen less than 50% of the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' up close. Creator/TerryPratchett initially said "There are no maps. You can't map a sense of humor", but later retracted said statement and commissioned official maps as the Discworld's setting was more firmly developed to respond more to the rules of plot than the RuleOfFunny. The statements are still reprinted in some editions of the Discworld books despite the fact that yes, there ''are'' maps.
** It's interesting that both the Anhk Morpork and Discworld maps have tonnes of un-used locations that eventually show up- for example, Borogrovia was first seen on the Map. Interestingly also, the first books DID talk about other worlds (such as the one of Tethys the Sea Troll), but these things haven't been really talked about since.
* A number of ''{{Dragonlance}}'' novels pulled Expansion Pack Races. "Actually, there's also an entire underground kingdom of metal-working elves right beneath all the cities you know about!" Some of these would be integrated into the rest of the setting as it went forward, others would never be mentioned again outside of the book/series that particular author was working on. These races would tend to be "discovered" by the protagonist of the story that first featured them, helping to explain why we the reader haven't encountered them previously, but in at least one case (the FairFolk in the ''Defenders of Magic'' trilogy) very shortly after they're first discovered, other characters refer to them casually as if they've known about them all along.

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* The ''Series/StargateSG1'' series introduces a vast BackStory (and several thousand planets) not hinted at in the film. The creators of the film had their own backstory in mind, which was elaborated on in spin-off novels, but the series ignored it.
** Not to mention the fact that after the main immortal godlike alien bad guys of SG-1 got defeated, they decided to piss off immortal, godlike aliens from another galaxy, or that the spin-off series, Atlantis, is set in a third, unique galaxy.

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* As mentioned above, the ''{{Narnia}}'' ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia'' books needed a lot of expansion to facilitate more stories. This caused plot inconsistencies, some of which were explained in the {{prequel}}, ''The Magician's Nephew''.
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Nephew''. The specific example in the intro may not be one, though: the prophecy is not "four humans", but "[[ExactWords two sons of Adam and two daughters of Eve]]," that is, two boys and two girls that are not native to Narnia or its neighbors.
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neighbors. This one actually was explained in Prince Caspian; ''Prince Caspian''; the humans that founded those countries came over from Earth in the intervening centuries.
* ''Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz'' had a similar expansion in its sequels. The Literature/LandOfOz was revealed to be surrounded by a vast desert with magical death-powers that separated it from other similarly fantastic realms. It was one of the few things in the Baum stories that actually retained consistency from one book to the next.
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next. And even here, it will only be consistent if we grant it a {{Retcon}}. In the first two books, it was implied that the deadly desert was separating Oz from the normal world full of {{Muggles}}, and not from other magical lands.
**
lands. ''Literature/{{Wicked}}'' attempts to justify this by placing Oz in an AlternateUniverse, which sometimes could catch dim glimpses of our own ("cities of smoke and glass").
* ''Literature/TheHobbit'' wasn't originally part of the same universe as ''Literature/TheSilmarillion'', which was written first despite being published later. The links were originally {{Shout Out}}s, but while the Hobbit's sequel, ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', was being written, Tolkien decided to put both ''The Hobbit'' and its sequel into the Silmarillion's universe. In this process, inconsistencies were introduced; for instance, the One Ring seems a lot more innocent in ''The Hobbit''.
**
Hobbit''. Tolkien was at lest prudent enough to revise ''The Hobbit'' to clean up major inconsistencies -- and the "innocence" of the Ring is explained in ''The Lord of the Rings'' as [[UnreliableNarrator Bilbo not telling the whole story]] because of its evil effects.
* Throughout David Eddings's ''{{Belgariad}}'', ''Literature/TheBelgariad'', the heroes stick primarily to the Aloria region of the world; countries like Cthol Murgos and Mallorea are only mentioned as where the opposing RedshirtArmy comes from. In the sequel series, ''TheMalloreon'', ''Literature/TheMalloreon'', the quest sends the heroes into the aforementioned countries - -- allowing Eddings the chance to lift the AlwaysChaoticEvil labels off of said country's inhabitants while he's at it. Then he did it ''again'' in ''The Elenium'' and ''The Tamuli''.
**
Tamuli''. In the Tamuli, ''The Tamuli'', the official reason the main characters come up with for the trip to Tamuli is that, what with the old AlwaysChaoticEvil regime in the country in between them fallen, and travel and contact easier, it is now time to establish official relations.
**
relations. And the Belgariad ''The Belgariad'' not only mentioned Malloria, but actually went to it at the end of the first series, albeit only the extreme and virtually deserted northwest corner
* Even though the whole thing has been mapped, we've seen less than 50% of the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' up close. Creator/TerryPratchett initially said "There are no maps. You can't map a sense of humor", but later retracted said statement and commissioned official maps as the Discworld's setting was more firmly developed to respond more to the rules of plot than the RuleOfFunny. The statements are still reprinted in some editions of the Discworld books despite the fact that yes, there ''are'' maps.
**
maps. It's interesting that both the Anhk Morpork Anhk-Morpork and Discworld maps have tonnes of un-used locations that eventually show up- up -- for example, Borogrovia was first seen on the Map. Interestingly also, the first books DID talk about other worlds (such as the one of Tethys the Sea Troll), but these things haven't been really talked about since.
* A number of ''{{Dragonlance}}'' ''Literature/{{Dragonlance}}'' novels pulled Expansion Pack Races. "Actually, there's also an entire underground kingdom of metal-working elves right beneath all the cities you know about!" Some of these would be integrated into the rest of the setting as it went forward, others would never be mentioned again outside of the book/series that particular author was working on. These races would tend to be "discovered" by the protagonist of the story that first featured them, helping to explain why we the reader haven't encountered them previously, but in at least one case (the FairFolk in the ''Defenders of Magic'' trilogy) very shortly after they're first discovered, other characters refer to them casually as if they've known about them all along.

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* The ''Series/StargateSG1'' series introduces a vast BackStory (and several thousand planets) not hinted at in the film. The creators of the film had their own backstory in mind, which was elaborated on in spin-off novels, but the series ignored it.
**
it. Not to mention the fact that after the main immortal godlike alien bad guys of SG-1 got defeated, they decided to piss off immortal, godlike aliens from another galaxy, or that the spin-off series, Atlantis, ''Atlantis'', is set in a third, unique galaxy.



* The 1990's remake of ''Series/{{Land Of The Lost|1991}}'' had better special effects than the original, but dumbed down a lot of the cool concepts of the original; in particular, it abandoned the idea of the Land being a closed universe which loops on itself (where if you run far enough in one direction, you wind up where you started). The second season, though, which was [[GrowingTheBeard markedly better written,]] took advantage of this difference by recognizing that the characters now had an entire ''planet'' to explore and didn't need to stay in the same place all the time.

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* The 1990's remake of ''Series/{{Land Of The of the Lost|1991}}'' had better special effects than the original, but dumbed down a lot of the cool concepts of the original; in particular, it abandoned the idea of the Land being a closed universe which loops on itself (where if you run far enough in one direction, you wind up where you started). The second season, though, which was [[GrowingTheBeard markedly better written,]] took advantage of this difference by recognizing that the characters now had an entire ''planet'' to explore and didn't need to stay in the same place all the time.

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* This was done EXTENSIVELY to ''TabletopGame/TheForgottenRealms'' campaign setting for ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', adding entire new continents from out of nowhere. Kara-Tur, anyone?

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* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'':
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* ''{{Everquest}}'' loves this trope. The game originally had three continents: Antonica, the main continent. Faydwer, to the east, which had the elven, dwarven and gnome homelands. Odus, a tiny island where a human subrace hailed from. Then the first expansion introduced Kunark, a {{LostWorld}} full of ancient ruins and deadly lizards. The second expansion added Velious, a frozen northern waste with powerful dragons and giants and more dwarves. Most expansions have added a new continent, sets of planes of existence, or vast new stretches to existing continents.

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* ''{{Everquest}}'' ''VideoGame/EverQuest'' loves this trope. The game originally had three continents: Antonica, the main continent. Faydwer, to the east, which had the elven, dwarven and gnome homelands. Odus, a tiny island where a human subrace hailed from. Then the first expansion introduced Kunark, a {{LostWorld}} full of ancient ruins and deadly lizards. The second expansion added Velious, a frozen northern waste with powerful dragons and giants and more dwarves. Most expansions have added a new continent, sets of planes of existence, or vast new stretches to existing continents.



* In ''{{Banjo-Kazooie}}'', aside of the nine worlds that the game lets you explore, the game takes place at Spiral Mountain, which is also home to Gruntilda's Lair. Then in ''Banjo-Tooie'', a digger tunnel was created, expanding the world into the Isle o' Hags, and every main world, unlike the original game and apart from the sky level, is explicitly a [[PatchworkMap region of the overworld]]. In ''Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts'', the Isle o' Hags is once again limited to Spiral Mountain, but the majority of the game takes place in the new Showdown Town and the game-worlds created by the Lord Of Games.

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* In ''{{Banjo-Kazooie}}'', ''VideoGame/BanjoKazooie'', aside of the nine worlds that the game lets you explore, the game takes place at Spiral Mountain, which is also home to Gruntilda's Lair. Then in ''Banjo-Tooie'', a digger tunnel was created, expanding the world into the Isle o' Hags, and every main world, unlike the original game and apart from the sky level, is explicitly a [[PatchworkMap region of the overworld]]. In ''Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts'', the Isle o' Hags is once again limited to Spiral Mountain, but the majority of the game takes place in the new Showdown Town and the game-worlds created by the Lord Of Games.



* ''VideoGame/FInalFantasyXIV'' is all over the place with the trope before and after 2.0 when the game was remade:

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* ''VideoGame/FInalFantasyXIV'' ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'' is all over the place with the trope before and after 2.0 when the game was remade:




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* New installments of ''ChaosFighters'' take place in entirely new areas or planets.

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* New installments of ''ChaosFighters'' ''Literature/ChaosFighters'' take place in entirely new areas or planets.planets.
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** Previously in the series, 'VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'' had the island of Solstheim, which is notable for allowing [[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim the fifth game]] to avert this by using the same island again, albeit very different from its first appearance.

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** Previously in the series, 'VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'' ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'' had the island of Solstheim, which is notable for allowing [[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim the fifth game]] to avert this by using the same island again, albeit very different from its first appearance.
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** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'' adds a parallel world of twilight, [[note]]not to be confused with the Dark World from ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast''[[/note]], connected to Hyrule only by a mirror, [[note]][[SincerityMode also nothing like]] ''A Link to the Past'' either[[/note]] which has an otherworldly glow to it filled with [[spoiler:the shadowy descendants of dark wizards trapped by the Goddesses. They were the creators of the first set of PlotCoupons in the game, the Fused Shadows]]. This world starts to be merged with the world of light, aka Hyrule and its plane of existence [[spoiler:by Ganon for revenge]]. It's also the home of Midna and [[spoiler:Zant]]. Oh, and Hyrule has an icy peak in this game. Wait, what?

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** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'' adds a parallel world of twilight, [[note]]not to be confused with the Dark World from ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast''[[/note]], connected to Hyrule only by a mirror, [[note]][[SincerityMode also nothing like]] ''A Link to the Past'' either[[/note]] which has an otherworldly glow to it filled with [[spoiler:the shadowy descendants of dark wizards trapped by the Goddesses. They were the creators of the first set of PlotCoupons in the game, the Fused Shadows]]. This world starts to be merged with the world of light, aka Hyrule and its plane of existence [[spoiler:by Ganon for revenge]]. It's also the home of Midna and [[spoiler:Zant]]. Oh, and Hyrule has an icy peak in this game. Wait, what?
16th Feb '16 6:10:00 PM Steven
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* ''VideoGame/FInalFantasyXIV'' is all over the place with the trope before and after 2.0 when the game was remade:
** The Coerthas region has several areas that were mostly mountainsides and large rolling lush green hills, but after the Calamity happened, the landscape was changed in such a short amount of time that all of Coerthas became a near barren frozen wasteland. Only the Central Coerthas Highlands were accessible to players while the other parts were sealed off with in-game lore explaining that the other areas were either too devastated to travel safely or there was simply no way to get to those areas. The Heavensward expansion pack reopened the Coerthas Western Highlands which retains most of the physical geography, but just like all the surrounding areas, it's all frozen over. Similarly, other areas like the Black Shroud and Thanalan underwent redesigns post Calamity by either sealing off areas (as was the case for the West Shroud) or making it where a GravityBarrier would prevent players from going to the old areas, though this was mostly done to condense the maps since one of the major flaws of 1.0 was tons of CutAndPasteEnvironments. In a way, the reduced amount of areas is an inverse of the trope where the new story reduced the world rather than expand it.
** Ishgard is a nation to the far north of Eorzea (a land mass where the whole game takes place on) that could be seen from the Coerthas Central Highlands since 1.0, but it wasn't accessible due to the nation closing its gates to foreigners while it dealt with the war on dragons. It wasn't until the Heavensward expansion where players were able to access the city of Ishgard for the first time and explore the lands beyond it.
8th Feb '16 1:21:40 AM WillBGood
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It shouldn't be that hard. A little ScotchTape, a little {{Retcon}}, and people won't notice. Use the same heroes for consistency and you can set the sequel in a neighbouring country in the same MagicalLand!

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It shouldn't be that hard. A little ScotchTape, {{Hand Wav|e}}ing, a little {{Retcon}}, and people won't notice. Use the same heroes for consistency and you can set the sequel in a neighbouring country in the same MagicalLand!
24th Jan '16 11:10:13 AM ShadowHog
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[[caption-width-right:350:You'd think they'd have remembered to map that the first time around.[[note]]Top: Original ''World of Warcraft'' release.\\

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[[caption-width-right:350:You'd think they'd have remembered to map that the first time around.[[note]]Top: [[note]]\\
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24th Jan '16 8:06:57 AM Willbyr
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[[caption-width-right:350:You'd think they'd have remembered to map that the first time around.[[note]]Top: Original ''World of Warcraft'' release.\\
Bottom: ''Wrath of the Lich King'' expansion pack.[[/note]]]]
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17th Jan '16 8:05:44 PM Willbyr
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[[caption-width-right:250:Sometimes a literal expansion pack world.]]

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[[caption-width-right:250:Sometimes a literal expansion pack world.]]
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