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-->-- '''[[LetsPlay/{{Boatmurdered}} StarkRavingMad]]'''

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-->-- '''[[LetsPlay/{{Boatmurdered}} StarkRavingMad]]''''''[=StarkRavingMad=]''', ''LetsPlay/{{Boatmurdered}}''






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* ''Manga/DragonBall'': One of the arenas in Urunai Baba's tournament is "The Devil's Cesspool". The name proves to be very apt; It's just a narrow bridge suspended over a pool of acid, making a challenging fight even moreso. The chamber gets its name from the fact that bridge is designed to look like the tongues of a part of demons...sitting on toilet seats.

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* ''Manga/DragonBall'': One of the arenas in Urunai Baba's tournament is "The Devil's Cesspool". The name proves to be very apt; It's just a narrow bridge suspended over a pool of acid, making a challenging fight even moreso. The chamber gets its name from the fact that bridge is designed to look like the tongues of a part of demons... sitting on toilet seats.



* The dub of ''Anime/DigimonAdventure02'' has this:

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* The dub of ''Anime/DigimonAdventure02'' has this:this ("Duckies and bunnies" proceeds to become a minor RunningGag in the episode.):



** ("Duckies and bunnies" proceeds to become a minor RunningGag in the episode.)
* ''OnePiece'' has Punk Hazard.
* ''[[VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry Higurashi's]]'' "Hinamizawa" ("Bird-Watching Town") is a fairly innocuous name in Japanese for a small town. However, it used to be known as "Onigafuchi", which translates roughly as "[[MeaningfulName Demon's Abyss]]".
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''--

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** ("Duckies and bunnies" proceeds to become a minor RunningGag in the episode.)
* ''OnePiece'' ''Manga/OnePiece'' has Punk Hazard.
* ''[[VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry Higurashi's]]'' ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'': "Hinamizawa" ("Bird-Watching Town") is a fairly innocuous name in Japanese for a small town. However, it used to be known as "Onigafuchi", which translates roughly as "[[MeaningfulName Demon's Abyss]]".
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''--''Manga/{{Naruto}}'':



* ''[[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure Steel Ball Run]]'' has the Devil's Palm.
** In the first part of ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'', Ogre Street is a fictional London Rookery inhabited mostly by criminals, including Speedwagon. Jojo goes there to find a cure for his father's poisoning.

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* ''[[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure Steel ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'':
** ''Steel
Ball Run]]'' Run'' has the Devil's Palm.
** In the first part of ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'', the manga, Ogre Street is a fictional London Rookery inhabited mostly by criminals, including Speedwagon. Jojo goes there to find a cure for his father's poisoning.



* While not immediately obvious in translation, the town of Kurozu-cho in {{Manga/Uzumaki}} has a name that means either "Closed Town" or "Black Vortex Town" depending on the reading. In this case, the fact that [[spoiler:the town apparently underwent a similar event to that depicted in the book a few hundred years ago]] suggests that the creepiness of the name is unlikely to be unintentional.

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* While not immediately obvious in translation, the town of Kurozu-cho in {{Manga/Uzumaki}} ''Manga/{{Uzumaki}}'' has a name that means either "Closed Town" or "Black Vortex Town" depending on the reading. In this case, the fact that [[spoiler:the town apparently underwent a similar event to that depicted in the book a few hundred years ago]] suggests that the creepiness of the name is unlikely to be unintentional.



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* Creator/EddieIzzard mentioned this during a piece about the {{genre blind}}ness of people in {{horror}} movies. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4yrL6rc6bU "Let's go camping in the Forest of Death and Blood!" (around 7:40)]]
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* ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'': Crime Alley. Also [[Comicbook/{{Nightwing}} Blüdhaven]].

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* ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'': Crime Alley. Also [[Comicbook/{{Nightwing}} Blüdhaven]].''Franchise/{{Batman}}''



** Gotham itself would count as this a bit, though at least it was founded a couple hundred years before the 'gothic' genre became a class of stylized horror story. Gotham City is actually one of the now-archaic names for part of what is now New York City. It was a pretty well-known alternate term when Batman comics were first published, but it has drifted out of common use since. Though depending on how you feel about New York it might still qualify.

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** Also [[Comicbook/{{Nightwing}} Blüdhaven]].
** Gotham itself would count as this a bit, though at least it was founded a couple hundred years before the 'gothic' "gothic" genre became a class of stylized horror story. Gotham City is actually one of the now-archaic names for part of what is now New York City. It was a pretty well-known alternate term when Batman comics were first published, but it has drifted out of common use since. Though depending on how you feel about New York it might still qualify.



* In ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'', there are several of these which Calvin names himself including Grim Reaper Gorge or Mount Maim. He does this so he can feel cool while sledding down them.
* ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'':
** In an early strip, Jason goes sledding at ''huge'' hill called "Kamikaze Ridge", saying that his classmates discovered it near the reservoir. (Presumably, they gave it that name.) The place is mentioned whenever it's winter and he wants to tempt fate.
** One of the {{Horrible Camping Trip}}s that Roger took the family too was at a place called "Skeeter Falls". (Apparently, Roger was [[TooDumbToLive too dumb to realize what the name meant.]]



* [[Comicbook/NewGods Apokolips]]. It's a place ruled by Comicbook/{{Darkseid}}; need we say more?

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* [[Comicbook/NewGods Apokolips]].''Comicbook/NewGods'': Apokolips. It's a place ruled by Comicbook/{{Darkseid}}; need we say more?



** Deadworld, but only after the omnicidal Dark Judges who destroyed it renamed it in their own image--before that it was just an AlternateDimension of Earth. Filled with mountains of corpses of their victims, the only inhabitants left on the planet are the four undead Judges and the tormented souls of the dead.

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** Deadworld, but only after the omnicidal Dark Judges who destroyed it renamed it in their own image--before image -- before that it was just an AlternateDimension of Earth. Filled with mountains of corpses of their victims, the only inhabitants left on the planet are the four undead Judges and the tormented souls of the dead.



[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* In ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'', there are several of these which Calvin names himself including Grim Reaper Gorge or Mount Maim. He does this so he can feel cool while sledding down them.
* ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'':
** In an early strip, Jason goes sledding at ''huge'' hill called "Kamikaze Ridge", saying that his classmates discovered it near the reservoir. (Presumably, they gave it that name.) The place is mentioned whenever it's winter and he wants to tempt fate.
** One of the {{Horrible Camping Trip}}s that Roger took the family too was at a place called "Skeeter Falls". (Apparently, Roger was [[TooDumbToLive too dumb to realize what the name meant.]]
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* Genocide City in the Pokemon fanfic ''Fanfic/BraveNewWorld''. Nobody actually ends up going there, but it's implied that it's worse than Treasure Town, a WretchedHive that is [[spoiler:literally built on top of a portal to hell]]. The name also serves as a reference to a famously cut level from ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2''.

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* Genocide City in the Pokemon ''Pokémon'' fanfic ''Fanfic/BraveNewWorld''. Nobody actually ends up going there, but it's implied that it's worse than Treasure Town, a WretchedHive that is [[spoiler:literally built on top of a portal to hell]]. The name also serves as a reference to a famously cut level from ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2''.



* In ''Disney/TheRescuers'', most of the action takes place in a swamp called Devil's Bayou.
** In the sequel, ''TheRescuersDownUnder'', the duo's guide Jake invokes this to mess with Bernard, as he has a crush on Bianca.
--> '''Jake:''' So, which way you taking? Suicide Trail, Nightmare Canyon, or the shortcut, Satan's Ridge?\\

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* In ''Disney/TheRescuers'', most ''Disney/TheRescuers'':
** Most
of the action takes place in a swamp called Devil's Bayou.
** In the sequel, ''TheRescuersDownUnder'', ''Disney/TheRescuersDownUnder'', the duo's guide Jake invokes this to mess with Bernard, as he has a crush on Bianca.
--> ---> '''Jake:''' So, which way you taking? Suicide Trail, Nightmare Canyon, or the shortcut, Satan's Ridge?\\



'''Jake:''' Good choice! More snakes, but less quicksand. And once you pass Bloodworm Creek you're scot free. That is until Dead Dingo Cross.
** In another scene, [[EvilPoacher McLeach]] demands a tied-up Cody tell him where the giant eagle he's befriended is located, wondering aloud if she's nested at places like Satan's Ridge, Nightmare Canyon, and Croc Falls. For emphasis, he's got Cody placed in front of a map, and throws a knife at every location he names.
** We actually get to see Croc Falls in the climax. And yes, the name is accurate.

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'''Jake:''' Good choice! More snakes, but less quicksand. And once you pass Bloodworm Creek you're scot free.scot-free. That is until Dead Dingo Cross.
** In another scene, [[EvilPoacher McLeach]] demands a tied-up Cody tell him where the giant eagle he's befriended is located, wondering aloud if she's nested at places like Satan's Ridge, Nightmare Canyon, and Croc Falls. For emphasis, he's got Cody placed in front of a map, and throws a knife at every location he names.
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names. We actually get to see Croc Falls in the climax. And yes, the name is accurate.



-->'''Crash''': Why is it called the "Gorge of Death"?\\
'''Buck''': We tried calling it "The Big Smelly Crack" but people kept giggling.

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-->'''Crash''': -->'''Crash:''' Why is it called the "Gorge of Death"?\\
'''Buck''': '''Buck:''' We tried calling it "The Big Smelly Crack" but people kept giggling.



(''after the reveal'')\\

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(''after ''[after the reveal'')\\reveal]''\\



* In ''Franchise/JurassicPark'', the island chain Isla Sorna is part of (Isla Nublar is not part of the same chain) is called Las Cinco Muertes, or The Five Deaths. Apparently the name comes from some local legend, and all five islands are named after a form of torture or execution. Isla Nublar, the island from the original book/film on the other hand means Cloudy Island.
* ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean''--
** Isla de Muerta, (grammatically incorrect) spanish for "Island of Death".

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* In ''Franchise/JurassicPark'', the island chain Isla Sorna is part of (Isla Nublar is not part of the same chain) is called Las Cinco Muertes, or The Five Deaths. Apparently the name comes from some local legend, and all five islands are named after a form of torture or execution. Isla Nublar, the island from the original book/film book/film, on the other hand hand, means Cloudy Island.
* ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean''--
''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'':
** Isla de Muerta, (grammatically incorrect) spanish Spanish for "Island of Death".



--> "You know, for all that pirates are clever clogs, we are an unimaginative lot when it comes to naming things."
** Isla Cruces - from the (medieval) Latin ''cruciare'', meaning "to torture".
*** "Cruces" is also Spanish for "crosses" (or "intersections", depending on the gender of the pronoun). It's also the second person singular form of the verb "cruzar", to cross. And naming things after Catholic objects of veneration is something of an hispanohablante linguistic hobby.

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--> "You --->'''Jack Sparrow:''' You know, for all that pirates are clever clogs, we are an unimaginative lot when it comes to naming things."
things.
** Isla Cruces - -- from the (medieval) Latin ''cruciare'', meaning "to torture".
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torture". "Cruces" is also Spanish for "crosses" (or "intersections", depending on the gender of the pronoun). It's also the second person singular form of the verb "cruzar", to cross. And naming things after Catholic objects of veneration is something of an hispanohablante linguistic hobby.



* The StarWars universe has a few.

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* The StarWars ''Franchise/StarWars'' universe has a few.



* ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail'': "Seek you the Bridge of Death!"

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* ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail'': ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail'':
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"Seek you the Bridge of Death!"



* Pick a ''Literature/LoneWolf'' book. Any ''Lone Wolf'' book. On the off chance that the trope doesn't appear in the title (''[[DoomyDoomsOfDoom The Chasm of Doom]]'', ''The Kingdoms of Terror'', ''Castle Death'', ''The Jungle of Horrors'' and more), then it'll still most likely be present in the book somewhere.
* Ditto for the ''Literature/FightingFantasy'' gamebooks. Just a few examples: the Desert of Skulls, Blood River, Plain of Bones, Mountains of Grief, Port Blacksand, Nightshriek Jungle.

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* Pick a ''Literature/LoneWolf'' book. Any ''Lone Wolf'' book. On the off chance off-chance that the trope doesn't appear in the title (''[[DoomyDoomsOfDoom The Chasm of Doom]]'', ''The Kingdoms of Terror'', ''Castle Death'', ''The Jungle of Horrors'' and more), then it'll still most likely be present in the book somewhere.
somewhere -- the Darklands, the Doomlands of Naaros, the Hellswamp...
* Ditto for the ''Literature/FightingFantasy'' gamebooks. Just a few examples: the Desert of Skulls, Blood River, Plain of Bones, Mountains of Grief, Port Blacksand, Nightshriek Jungle.Jungle....



* Defied in 'The Grapple' of ''Literature/{{Timeline 191}}'', where the Adolf Eichmann expy, Jefferson Pinkard, convinces Ferdinand Koenig that for the purposes of carrying out their Holocaust expy on black people, a camp named "Camp Devastation" or "Camp Destruction" would actually be counter-productive towards their efforts.
* ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'': [[DoomyDoomsOfDoom Mount Doom.]]
** {{Mordor}} itself, as it's suggestive of the Latin "mors", which means ''death'', and is a bit too close to the related word "murder" for comfort. In-story, the name still qualifies: it means "Black Country", in reference to its wasted state and perpetual shadow. Most of the foregoing also applies to Moria (the Black Chasm), which the Dwarves call by a different name (''Khazad-Dûm'', "the Dwarf-delving").
*** It's more literal than that. Tolkien's academic specialty was Old English, and he had a fondness for just lifting parts of its vocabulary for his legendarium - 'Ent' means giant, for instance, and 'Orthanc' is Old English for 'craft'. 'Mordor' quite literally means Murder.
*** Played straight in the ''Webcomic/IrregularWebcomic'' [[http://irregularwebcomic.net/1449.html parody of said name]], "''Khazad-DoomyDoomsOfDoom''".

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* Defied in 'The Grapple' of ''Literature/{{Timeline 191}}'', ''Literature/Timeline191'', where the Adolf Eichmann expy, Jefferson Pinkard, convinces Ferdinand Koenig that for the purposes of carrying out their Holocaust expy on black people, a camp named "Camp Devastation" or "Camp Destruction" would actually be counter-productive towards their efforts.
* ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'': ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'':
**
[[DoomyDoomsOfDoom Mount Doom.]]
** {{Mordor}} itself, as it's suggestive of the Latin "mors", which means ''death'', and is a bit too close to the related word "murder" for comfort. In-story, the name still qualifies: it means "Black Country", in reference to its wasted state and perpetual shadow. It's more literal than that: Tolkien's academic specialty was Old English, and he had a fondness for just lifting parts of its vocabulary for his legendarium -- "Ent" means giant, for instance, and "Orthanc" is Old English for "craft". "Mordor" quite literally means Murder.
**
Most of the foregoing also applies to Moria (the Black Chasm), which the Dwarves call by a different name (''Khazad-Dûm'', "the Dwarf-delving").
*** It's more literal than that. Tolkien's academic specialty was Old English, and he had a fondness for just lifting parts of its vocabulary for his legendarium - 'Ent' means giant, for instance, and 'Orthanc' is Old English for 'craft'. 'Mordor' quite literally means Murder.
*** Played straight in the ''Webcomic/IrregularWebcomic'' [[http://irregularwebcomic.net/1449.html parody of said name]], "''Khazad-DoomyDoomsOfDoom''".
Dwarf-delving").



** Mordor gains a bit of {{Narm}} after reading one parody in which, when Sam and Frodo are worried about getting through the main gate, Gollum explains that there are "[[{{Pun}} more doors]]." The heroes find it easy to enter, as there are too many doors to keep them all guarded. Now just ''try'' to avoid thinking about that next time you hear it.
** Also Cirith Ungol and assorted places. Frodo and Sam may be excused, because many location names are only told to the reader and not the protagonists. But it still adds some amusement to the chapter when you translate the elvish location names - and realize that they are trying to reach the ''Pass Of The Huge Evil Monster Spider'', climb the ''Stairs To The Pass Of The Huge Evil Monster Spider'' and finally enter the ''Cave Of The Huge Evil Monster Spider'' - and then slowly begin to wonder if that pass is ''really'' as unguarded as they thought...
*** Especially since it is established that Frodo, at least, speaks reasonably good Elvish.

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** Mordor gains a bit of {{Narm}} after reading one parody in which, when Sam and Frodo are worried about getting through the main gate, Gollum explains that there are "[[{{Pun}} more doors]]." The heroes find it easy to enter, as there are too many doors to keep them all guarded. Now just ''try'' to avoid thinking about that next time you hear it.
** Also Cirith Ungol and assorted places. Frodo and Sam may be excused, because many location names are only told to the reader and not the protagonists. But it still adds some amusement to the chapter when you translate the elvish location names - -- and realize that they are trying to reach the ''Pass Of The "''Pass of the Huge Evil Monster Spider'', Spider''", climb the ''Stairs To The "''Stairs to the Pass Of The of the Huge Evil Monster Spider'' Spider''" and finally enter the ''Cave Of The "''Cave of the Huge Evil Monster Spider'' - Spider''" -- and then slowly begin to wonder if that pass is ''really'' as unguarded as they thought...
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thought... Especially since it is established that Frodo, at least, speaks reasonably good Elvish.



* Inverted in children's Lord of the Rings parody ''Literature/MuddleEarth'', with 'Harmless Hill'
--> ''(after watching a harmless stiltmouse getting eaten by a flower)''
--> '''Joe:''' I thought you said the hill was harmless!
--> '''Veronica:''' Oh, the hill's harmless enough, it's the killer daisies you've got to watch out for...

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* Inverted in children's Lord of the Rings parody ''Literature/MuddleEarth'', with 'Harmless Hill'
--> ''(after
"Harmless Hill".
-->''[after
watching a harmless stiltmouse getting eaten by a flower)''
-->
flower]''\\
'''Joe:''' I thought you said the hill was harmless!
-->
harmless!\\
'''Veronica:''' Oh, the hill's harmless enough, it's the killer daisies you've got to watch out for...



* Played with in the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' book ''Discworld/CarpeJugulum'', which has in {{Uberwald}} a very lovely tourist spot called Dontgonearthe Castle, which also has various other signs like "Last Chance Not to Go Near the Castle".
** This is, however, a brilliant bit of reverse-psychology marketing by the castle's owner (a vampire), who named it knowing full well that any adventurer worth their salt would ''of course'' investigate the castle to find out why he shouldn't go near it.

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* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'':
**
Played with in the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' the book ''Discworld/CarpeJugulum'', which has in {{Uberwald}} a very lovely tourist spot called Dontgonearthe Castle, which also has various other signs like "Last Chance Not to Go Near the Castle".
**
Castle". This is, however, a brilliant bit of reverse-psychology marketing by the castle's owner (a vampire), who named it knowing full well that any adventurer worth their salt would ''of course'' investigate the castle to find out why he shouldn't go near it.



** Not exactly Canon, but in ''Literature/ThePyrates'', George Macdonald Frazer suggests that the Dead Man's Chest on which fifteen men were once marooned was in fact a sand bar that resembled the torso of a floating corpse poking out of the water.
* Small mining town Literature/{{Desperation}} in the eponymous Creator/StephenKing novel. [[BodyHorror Good for one's health]], [[ArtifactOfDeath original sculptures]], [[RabidCop charming]] [[EldritchAbomination residents]] - fun for the whole family!

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** * Not exactly Canon, but in ''Literature/ThePyrates'', George Macdonald Frazer suggests that the Dead Man's Chest on which fifteen men were once marooned was in fact a sand bar that resembled the torso of a floating corpse poking out of the water.
* Small mining town Literature/{{Desperation}} in the eponymous Creator/StephenKing novel. [[BodyHorror Good for one's health]], [[ArtifactOfDeath original sculptures]], [[RabidCop charming]] [[EldritchAbomination residents]] - -- fun for the whole family!



* House Bolton in ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' and ''Series/GameOfThrones'', reluctant bannermen to House Stark, have their primary seat at a lovely little place called The Dreadfort. As their banner is that of a flayed man, one can imagine the sorts of things that historically took place there - and still do.

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* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'':
**
House Bolton in ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' and ''Series/GameOfThrones'', Bolton, reluctant bannermen to House Stark, have their primary seat at a lovely little place called The Dreadfort. As their banner is that of a flayed man, one can imagine the sorts of things that historically took place there - -- and still do.



** Sometimes this is played with: the grim sounding Winterfell is the home of some of the story's most heroic characters. It is somewhat fitting, however, in that region it's located in is, well, extremely wintry.

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** Sometimes this is played with: the grim sounding grim-sounding Winterfell is the home of some of the story's most heroic characters. It is somewhat fitting, however, in that region it's located in is, well, extremely wintry.



* The Forest of Sorrows in Valdemar.
* Come to the [[Literature/HowToTrainYourDragon Barbaric Archipelago]]! Visit such beautiful locales as Hysteria, Villainy, Fort Sinister, The Dungeons Of The Danger-Brutes, Glum and Grim, The Frozen Isle Of Nowhere, Silence, Swallow: The Swallowing Sands, Berserk: The Woods That Howled, Bloodspilt Bay, The Uglithug Slavelands, Prison Darkheart, Grimbeard's Despair, The Murderous Mountains, Hero's End... Averted with some of the more nice-sounding locations, such as The Peaceable Country or The Island Of Quiet-Life.

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* ''Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar'': The Forest of Sorrows in Valdemar.
* ''Literature/HowToTrainYourDragon'': Come to the [[Literature/HowToTrainYourDragon Barbaric Archipelago]]! Archipelago! Visit such beautiful locales as Hysteria, Villainy, Fort Sinister, The Dungeons Of The Danger-Brutes, Glum and Grim, The Frozen Isle Of Nowhere, Silence, Swallow: The Swallowing Sands, Berserk: The Woods That Howled, Bloodspilt Bay, The Uglithug Slavelands, Prison Darkheart, Grimbeard's Despair, The Murderous Mountains, Hero's End... Averted with some of the more nice-sounding locations, such as The Peaceable Country or The Island Of Quiet-Life.



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-->'''[[TheHeavy Imperious]]''': Welcome to the Dimension of Wandering Souls!
-->'''[[SixthRanger Daggeron]]''': With a name like ''that'', how could I stay away?

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-->'''[[TheHeavy Imperious]]''': Imperious]]:''' Welcome to the Dimension of Wandering Souls!
-->'''[[SixthRanger Daggeron]]''':
Souls!\\
'''[[SixthRanger Daggeron]]:'''
With a name like ''that'', how could I stay away?



* One ''{{Series/Merlin}}'' episode has an area known as the Perilous Lands.

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* ''Series/{{Merlin|2008}}'':
**
One ''{{Series/Merlin}}'' episode has an area known as the Perilous Lands.



-->'''Tim:''' There's nothing wrong with two kids having a nice race down Dead Man's Curve.
-->'''Jill:''' Down ''what!?''
-->'''Tim:''' ''[[LameRhymeDodge Fred]]'' Man's Curve!

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-->'''Tim:''' There's nothing wrong with two kids having a nice race down Dead Man's Curve. \n-->'''Jill:''' \\
'''Jill:'''
Down ''what!?''
-->'''Tim:'''
''what!?''\\
'''Tim:'''
''[[LameRhymeDodge Fred]]'' Man's Curve!



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* Creator/EddieIzzard mentioned this during a piece about the {{genre blind}}ness of people in {{horror}} movies. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4yrL6rc6bU "Let's go camping in the Forest of Death and Blood!" (around 7:40)]]

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[[folder:Other]]
* Creator/EddieIzzard mentioned this during a piece about the {{genre blind}}ness of people in {{horror}} movies. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4yrL6rc6bU "Let's go camping in the Forest of Death and Blood!" (around 7:40)]]
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* Played straight in the ''Webcomic/IrregularWebcomic'' [[http://irregularwebcomic.net/1449.html parody of said name]], "''Khazad-DoomyDoomsOfDoom''".



* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' has [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0190.html The Perilous Path of Crushing Doom]].
-->'''Redcloak:''' Please tell me it's actually filled with cute fuzzy bunnies, and they just named it that to be ironic.

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* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' has ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'':
**
[[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0190.html The Perilous Path of Crushing Doom]].
-->'''Redcloak:''' --->'''Redcloak:''' Please tell me it's actually filled with cute fuzzy bunnies, and they just named it that to be ironic.



* ''Webcomic/{{Nodwick}}'': When Nodwick is stuck in a BadFuture run by the GodOfEvil Baphuma'al (a [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Name To Run Away From]] in his own right), he studies a map of the BigBad's Black Citadel...involving locations such as the Grand Hall Of Pain, the Blood Of The Innocent Causeway and the Hall Of Evisceration. Promptly {{lampshade|Hanging}}d in this exchange:
--> '''Nodwick''': "Who named all of these places, anyway?"
--> '''Future Artax''': "Who do you think? A worse question would be ''why''."

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* ''Webcomic/{{Nodwick}}'': When Nodwick is stuck in a BadFuture run by the GodOfEvil Baphuma'al (a [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Name To to Run Away From]] in his own right), he studies a map of the BigBad's Black Citadel...Citadel... involving locations such as the Grand Hall Of of Pain, the Blood Of The of the Innocent Causeway and the Hall Of of Evisceration. Promptly {{lampshade|Hanging}}d in this exchange:
--> '''Nodwick''': "Who -->'''Nodwick:''' Who named all of these places, anyway?"
-->
anyway?\\
'''Future Artax''': "Who Artax:''' Who do you think? A worse question would be ''why''."



--> '''Redem''': That would put it somewhere in the Valley of Tears, near the Waterfall of Forever, in the old tombs in the Fields of Dreams.
--> '''Creator/KeiraKnightley''': This planet has a lot of nice names to say you’re all so GrimDark.
--> '''Evil [=MrP=]''': Well, the Tears are those shed after the six million men of General Elasticus were burned as heretics by accident in the battle there due to a communications error, leading to it being lost…the Forever is the thousands of years that valley was fought over in endless bitter wars…the Dreams are those of the Lord High Insurgent Pieter von Killemall and his sadly never-realised plan to carve this entire planet into a huge truncheon to hit the Logic Gods in the face with and bless it through the mass sacrifice of its entire population…

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--> '''Redem''': '''Redem:''' That would put it somewhere in the Valley of Tears, near the Waterfall of Forever, in the old tombs in the Fields of Dreams.
--> '''Creator/KeiraKnightley''':
Dreams.\\
'''Creator/KeiraKnightley:'''
This planet has a lot of nice names to say you’re you're all so GrimDark.
-->
GrimDark.\\
'''Evil [=MrP=]''': [=MrP=]:''' Well, the Tears are those shed after the six million men of General Elasticus were burned as heretics by accident in the battle there due to a communications error, leading to it being lost…the lost... the Forever is the thousands of years that valley was fought over in endless bitter wars…the wars... the Dreams are those of the Lord High Insurgent Pieter von Killemall and his sadly never-realised plan to carve this entire planet into a huge truncheon to hit the Logic Gods in the face with and bless it through the mass sacrifice of its entire population…population....



-->'''Agent:''' We have places your family can hide in peace and security: Cape Fear, Terror Lake, New Horrorfield, Screamville --\\
'''Homer:''' ''(enthusiastically)'' Ooh, Ice Creamville!\\

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-->'''Agent:''' --->'''Agent:''' We have places your family can hide in peace and security: Cape Fear, Terror Lake, New Horrorfield, Screamville --\\
'''Homer:''' ''(enthusiastically)'' ''[enthusiastically]'' Ooh, Ice Creamville!\\



'''Homer:''' ''(scared)'' Aah!

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'''Homer:''' ''(scared)'' ''[scared]'' Aah!



-->'''Judge:''' I sentence you to a lifetime of horror on Monster Island! ''[{{GASP}}]'' Don't worry, it's just a name.\\
'''Lisa:''' ''([[DescriptionCut being chased by monsters]])'' He said it was just a name!\\

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-->'''Judge:''' --->'''Judge:''' I sentence you to a lifetime of horror on Monster Island! ''[{{GASP}}]'' Don't worry, it's just a name.\\
'''Lisa:''' ''([[DescriptionCut ''[[[DescriptionCut being chased by monsters]])'' monsters]]]'' He said it was just a name!\\



-->'''Carl:''' Hey, I heard we're goin' to Ape Island.\\

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-->'''Carl:''' --->'''Carl:''' Hey, I heard we're goin' to Ape Island.\\



-->'''Troy:''' Come on Jimmy, let's take a peek at the killing floor.\\

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-->'''Troy:''' --->'''Troy:''' Come on Jimmy, let's take a peek at the killing floor.\\



-->'''Wiggum:''' Okay, Colossus, you're free to go, but stay away from Death Mountain.
-->'''Colossus''' ''(Sadly)'' But all my stuff is there...

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-->'''Wiggum:''' --->'''Wiggum:''' Okay, Colossus, you're free to go, but stay away from Death Mountain.
-->'''Colossus''' ''(Sadly)''
Mountain.\\
'''Colossus''' ''[sadly]''
But all my stuff is there...



-->'''Leela:''' Uh, Professor, are we even allowed in the Forbidden Zone?
-->'''Farnsworth:''' Why, of course! It's just a name, like the Death Zone, or the Zone of No Return. All the zones have names like that in the Galaxy of Terror!

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-->'''Leela:''' --->'''Leela:''' Uh, Professor, are we even allowed in the Forbidden Zone?
-->'''Farnsworth:'''
Zone?\\
'''Farnsworth:'''
Why, of course! It's just a name, like the Death Zone, or the Zone of No Return. All the zones have names like that in the Galaxy of Terror!



-->'''Leela:''' According to this, the fountain is located within the darkest, most ancient region of space, just past Teddy Bear Junction.\\

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-->'''Leela:''' --->'''Leela:''' According to this, the fountain is located within the darkest, most ancient region of space, just past Teddy Bear Junction.\\



* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' has Ghastly Gorge - home to jagged rocks, huge thorned plants and giant eel-things that try to eat anything that passes by. Also Tartarus apparently exists in Equestria. Any place that shares a name with the ancient Greek underworld can't be very nice.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' has ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
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Ghastly Gorge - -- home to jagged rocks, huge thorned plants and giant eel-things that try to eat anything that passes by. by.
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Also Tartarus apparently exists in Equestria. Any place that shares a name with the ancient Greek underworld can't be very nice.



* Newfoundland has a few. Grosswater Beach, Placentia, Hate Bay, Cow Head, Kilbride ... TheArrogantWorms [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Ssrm-aLGNw sing about it here]].

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* Newfoundland has a few. Grosswater Beach, Placentia, Hate Bay, Cow Head, Kilbride ... TheArrogantWorms Music/TheArrogantWorms [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Ssrm-aLGNw sing about it here]].
7th Jul '16 11:46:44 AM matruz
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* Mexico City has an avenue called ''Barranca del Muerto'' (Dead Man's Gully), the place got that name because there was a gorge there and during UsefulNotes/TheMexicanRevolution, the revolutionaries ''dropped corpses on the spot''. Folklore has it that the dead roam the area. And for the record: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metro_Barranca_del_Muerto Its subway station symbol shows]] [[FeatheredFiend vultures swooping down]].
** Less known is the street ''Niño Perdido'' (Lost Child) near the Eje Central Avenue, better watch your children there.

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* Mexico City has an avenue called ''Barranca del Muerto'' (Dead Man's Gully), the place got that name because there was a gorge there and during UsefulNotes/TheMexicanRevolution, the revolutionaries ''dropped corpses on the spot''. Folklore has it that the dead roam the area. And for the record: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metro_Barranca_del_Muerto Its subway station symbol shows]] [[CirclingVultures vultures]] [[FeatheredFiend vultures swooping down]].
** Less known is the street ''Niño Perdido'' (Lost Child) ([[AdultFear Lost Child]]) near the Eje Central Avenue, better watch your children there.
21st Jun '16 5:14:26 PM foxley
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** In "The Dominators", the planet Dulcis is home to the Island of Death.
18th Jun '16 11:16:19 PM Smoko
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** In Western Australia, there's Lake Disappointment, so named because an explorer was following creeks in the desperate hope of finding a fresh body of water...only to find a salt lake. The local Indigenous people believe that cannibalistic spirits live under the lake.



** [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Disappointment Lake Disappointment]], Western Australia. Named by the explorer Frank Hann who expected a fresh water lake but found salt.

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** [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Disappointment Lake Disappointment]], Western Australia. Named by the explorer Frank Hann who expected a fresh water lake but found salt. The local Indigenous believe that cannibalistic spirits live under the lake.
18th Jun '16 11:13:47 PM Smoko
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** In Western Australia, there's Lake Disappointment, so named because an explorer was following creeks in the desperate hope of finding a fresh body of water...only to find a salt lake. The local Indigenous people believe that cannibalistic spirits live under the lake.
1st Jun '16 6:04:21 PM Hjortron18
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* The district "Wixhausen" of the German city Darmstadt. It translates to Fap-town (while "Darmstadt" translates to intestinal city).
16th May '16 10:24:29 PM merotoker
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* ''[[Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure Steel Ball Run]]'' has the Devil's Palm.
** In the first part of ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure'', Ogre Street is a fictional London Rookery inhabited mostly by criminals, including Speedwagon. Jojo goes there to find a cure for his father's poisoning.

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* ''[[Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure ''[[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure Steel Ball Run]]'' has the Devil's Palm.
** In the first part of ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure'', ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'', Ogre Street is a fictional London Rookery inhabited mostly by criminals, including Speedwagon. Jojo goes there to find a cure for his father's poisoning.






* Genocide City in the Pokemon fanfic ''Fanfic/BraveNewWorld''. Nobody actually ends up going there, but it's implied that it's worse than Treasure Town, a WrenchedHive that is [[spoiler:literally built on top of a portal to hell]]. The name also serves as a reference to a famously cut level from VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2.

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* Genocide City in the Pokemon fanfic ''Fanfic/BraveNewWorld''. Nobody actually ends up going there, but it's implied that it's worse than Treasure Town, a WrenchedHive WretchedHive that is [[spoiler:literally built on top of a portal to hell]]. The name also serves as a reference to a famously cut level from VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2.''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2''.



* ''WesternAnimation/IceAge: Dawn of the Dinosaurs'': the entire path to the ''T. rex'' nest, named by a CrazySurvivalist. At one point he's asked:

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* ''WesternAnimation/IceAge: Dawn of the Dinosaurs'': ''WesternAnimation/IceAge3DawnOfTheDinosaurs'': the entire path to the ''T. rex'' nest, named by a CrazySurvivalist. At one point he's asked:



* [[KingArthur Arthurian romances]] are full of castles that fit this trope. E.g. ''Perlesvaus'', where one of the major bad guys hangs out in Castle Mortal; the ''Livre d' Artus'' has a Castle of Death; the ''Prose Tristan'' a Castle of Tears, which [[Literature/LeMorteDarthur Malory]] calls the Doleful City; in ''Yvain'', there's a Castle of the Most Ill Adventure; Malory has a Castle Perilous as well, not to mention Dolorous Guard. None of them sound like ideal holiday destinations. On the other hand if one is a KnightErrant looking for trouble they sound like just the place to go.

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* [[KingArthur [[Myth/KingArthur Arthurian romances]] are full of castles that fit this trope. E.g. ''Perlesvaus'', where one of the major bad guys hangs out in Castle Mortal; the ''Livre d' Artus'' has a Castle of Death; the ''Prose Tristan'' a Castle of Tears, which [[Literature/LeMorteDarthur Malory]] calls the Doleful City; in ''Yvain'', there's a Castle of the Most Ill Adventure; Malory has a Castle Perilous as well, not to mention Dolorous Guard. None of them sound like ideal holiday destinations. On the other hand if one is a KnightErrant looking for trouble they sound like just the place to go.



* PlayedWith in ''Franchise/StarTrek'' regarding the Klingon penal colony Rura Penthe, which doesn't immediately sound scary. Its nickname, however, is "The Aliens' Graveyard," which is ''definitely'' scary.

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* PlayedWith [[PlayingWithATrope Played with]] in ''Franchise/StarTrek'' regarding the Klingon penal colony Rura Penthe, which doesn't immediately sound scary. Its nickname, however, is "The Aliens' Graveyard," which is ''definitely'' scary.



* Wrestling/AngelinaLove initially declined an offer to participate in Pro Wrestling Syndicate all women's offshoot "BLOW", though Annie Social didn't see why it was any worse than Wrestling/{{TNA}} and Love did end up wrestling({{jobb|er}}ing) on a few BLOW shows(making her what Jennifer Blake dubbed a BLOW jobber)[[/folder]]

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* Wrestling/AngelinaLove initially declined an offer to participate in Pro Wrestling Syndicate all women's offshoot "BLOW", though Annie Social didn't see why it was any worse than Wrestling/{{TNA}} and Love did end up wrestling({{jobb|er}}ing) wrestling ({{jobb|er}}ing) on a few BLOW shows(making her what Jennifer Blake dubbed a BLOW jobber)[[/folder]]



* ''VideoGame/{{Dishonored}}'' has the supercontinent Pandyssia. That's "pan" as in ''Pandaemonium'' and "dys" as in ''dystopia''. The name means something like "all that is bad," which rather succinctly reflects the attitude the Empire of Isles has to the place. Not without reason, either. It's DarkestAfrica taken UpToEleven, a DeathWorld where EverythingIsTryingToKillYou from the smallest rat to the largest predator (and even [[RodentOfUnusualSize the smallest rats aren't actually very small]]). Almost everyone who goes there dies, or [[GoMadFromTheRevelation goes mad]] and ''then'' dies.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Dishonored}}'' has the supercontinent Pandyssia. That's "pan" as in ''Pandaemonium'' and "dys" as in ''dystopia''. The name means something like "all that is bad," which rather succinctly reflects the attitude the Empire of Isles has to the place. Not without reason, either. It's DarkestAfrica taken UpToEleven, a DeathWorld where EverythingIsTryingToKillYou from the smallest rat to the largest predator (and even [[RodentOfUnusualSize [[RodentsOfUnusualSize the smallest rats aren't actually very small]]). Almost everyone who goes there dies, or [[GoMadFromTheRevelation goes mad]] and ''then'' dies.



* The Death Egg, from ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2'' and ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog3AndKnuckles'', is a massive space station that Eggman hopes to use to conquer the earth.

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* The Death Egg, from ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2'' and ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog3AndKnuckles'', ''VideoGame/Sonic3AndKnuckles'', is a massive space station that Eggman hopes to use to conquer the earth.



* In the web short ''The House That Drips Blood On Alex'', the titular character played by [[Film/TheRoom Tommy Wiseau]] should have known better than to buy a house on [[ItIsPronouncedTroPAY Blood Street.]]

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* In the web short ''The House That Drips Blood On Alex'', the titular character played by [[Film/TheRoom Tommy Wiseau]] should have known better than to buy a house on [[ItIsPronouncedTroPAY [[ItIsPronouncedTroPay Blood Street.]]



* ''Shades of Death Road'' in Northwestern New Jersey seems to have a lonely remote wood cabin as the only place of human residence nearby. [[TemptingFate It's supposedly available, if you're interested.]]
** This troper actually lives right near by it on another road. It's a fairly normal road for the first few miles, including several sod farms and houses, It's only when you get deeper into the woods, and out near Ghost Lake, that the spookiness takes over.

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* ''Shades of Death Road'' in Northwestern New Jersey seems to have a lonely remote wood cabin as the only place of human residence nearby. [[TemptingFate It's supposedly available, if you're interested.]]
** This troper actually lives right near by it on another road.
]] It's a fairly normal road for the first few miles, including several sod farms and houses, houses. It's only when you get deeper into the woods, and out near Ghost Lake, that the spookiness takes over.



* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teufelsberg Teufelsberg]] (Devil's Hill) in UsefulNotes/{{Berlin}}. An artificial hill made of WW2 debris built upon the ruins of a Nazi military college. And a nice place for hiking, kite flying and skiing.
** An area of [[TheSixteenLandsOfDeutschland Lower Saxony]] near Bremen is called ''Teufelsmoor'' ("Devil's Moor"); in UsefulNotes/{{Hamburg}} you can take a ferry on the Elbe to a pleasant place called ''Teufelsbrück'' ("Devil's Bridge"); the monument to the battle of Hemmingstedt (1500), in which the peasants of Dithmarschen (an area on the west coast of Schleswig-Holstein) defeated the army of King John I of Denmark, is located on a hill called ''Dusenddüwelswarf''. The Low German name translates into High German as ''Tausendteufelswarft'' and into English as "Artifical Dwelling Hill of the Thousand Devils".

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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teufelsberg Teufelsberg]] (Devil's Hill) in UsefulNotes/{{Berlin}}. An artificial hill made of WW2 UsefulNotes/{{W|orldWarII}}W2 debris built upon the ruins of a Nazi military college. And a nice place for hiking, kite flying and skiing.
** An area of [[TheSixteenLandsOfDeutschland [[UsefulNotes/TheSixteenLandsOfDeutschland Lower Saxony]] near Bremen is called ''Teufelsmoor'' ("Devil's Moor"); in UsefulNotes/{{Hamburg}} you can take a ferry on the Elbe to a pleasant place called ''Teufelsbrück'' ("Devil's Bridge"); the monument to the battle of Hemmingstedt (1500), in which the peasants of Dithmarschen (an area on the west coast of Schleswig-Holstein) defeated the army of King John I of Denmark, is located on a hill called ''Dusenddüwelswarf''. The Low German name translates into High German as ''Tausendteufelswarft'' and into English as "Artifical Dwelling Hill of the Thousand Devils".



** [[ItIsPronouncedTroPAY It's pronounced "Fook-ing"]] and the entire town is eternally pissed because everybody keeps stealing their signs!

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** [[ItIsPronouncedTroPAY [[ItIsPronouncedTroPay It's pronounced "Fook-ing"]] and the entire town is eternally pissed because everybody keeps stealing their signs!



* Malheur(Bad Luck) Lake , and the surrounding Malheur Wildlife Refuge and Malheur County, in Oregon.

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* Malheur(Bad Malheur (Bad Luck) Lake , and the surrounding Malheur Wildlife Refuge and Malheur County, in Oregon.



* Ironbottom Sound by [[WorldWarII Guadalcanal]]. Because of all [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin the iron ships that got sent to the bottom]] in some of the nastiest naval battles ever fought.

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* Ironbottom Sound by [[WorldWarII [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII Guadalcanal]]. Because of all [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin the iron ships that got sent to the bottom]] in some of the nastiest naval battles ever fought.
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* ''Manga/DragonBall'': One of the arenas in Urunai Baba's tournament is "The Devil's Cesspool". The name proves to be very apt; It's just a narrow bridge suspended over a pool of acid, making a challenging fight even moreso. The chamber gets its name from the fact that bridge is designed to look like the tongues of a part of demons...sitting on toilet seats.
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* VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2 was originally going to have a level called "Genocide City", but it was ultimately cut from the final version.

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* VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2 ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2'' was originally going to have a level called "Genocide City", but it was ultimately cut from the final version.version.
* The Death Egg, from ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2'' and ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog3AndKnuckles'', is a massive space station that Eggman hopes to use to conquer the earth.
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