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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.
16th May '16 7:58:48 PM cybertoy0
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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.
12th May '16 12:43:34 PM superkeijikun
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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.
12th May '16 12:39:25 PM superkeijikun
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* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' has the delightful ''Murder Pass''. Just past the souvenir shop! ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' has the [[http://fallout.wikia.com/wiki/Devil%27s_Throat Devil's Throat]]. (Which is based off a real place in the Mojave desert!)

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* ''Series/{{Fallout}}''
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''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' has the delightful ''Murder Pass''. Just past the souvenir shop! shop!
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''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' has the [[http://fallout.wikia.com/wiki/Devil%27s_Throat Devil's Throat]]. (Which is based off a real place in the Mojave desert!) desert!)
** ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'' has the Glowing Sea. The "Glowing" refers to the intense radiation resulting from the atom bomb that leveled Boston and will kill you in a few minutes without protective clothing or liberal doses of Rad-X and Radaway.
1st May '16 7:41:54 PM Tightwire
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And then there are ''these'' places. They have names like '{{Doom|yDoomsOfDoom}}ville', 'New Evilsberg', '[[RidiculouslyDifficultRoute Murder Plains]]' or 'Hell's Bathroom, [[{{Joisey}} New]] [[PlaceWorseThanDeath Jersey]]'. It doesn't matter if it's one of the nicest towns you've ever seen, if it's named [[Manga/SoulEater Death City]] (or alternatively Necropolis if you want to get creative), ''it's one of these places''.

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And then there are ''these'' places. They have names like '{{Doom|yDoomsOfDoom}}ville', '{{Doom|yDoomsOfDoom}}ville'; 'New Evilsberg', Evilsberg'; '[[RidiculouslyDifficultRoute Murder Plains]]' or Plains]]'; 'Hell's Bathroom, Bathroom'; [[{{Joisey}} New]] [[PlaceWorseThanDeath Jersey]]'. It doesn't matter if it's one of the nicest towns you've ever seen, if it's named [[Manga/SoulEater Death City]] (or alternatively Necropolis if you want to get creative), ''it's one of these places''.
28th Mar '16 4:04:35 PM GopherBroke
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* 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.
25th Mar '16 10:56:03 AM timotaka
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* The first ''VideoGame/{{Manhunt}}'' takes place in the fictional Carcer City in United States. "Carcer" means "prison" in Latin, as in "in''carcer''ation".
18th Mar '16 5:11:53 PM StarTropes
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* 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.
28th Feb '16 6:46:58 PM WanderingBrowser
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheDreamStone'' has the Black Mountains of Viltheed which, while not directly corresponding to anything in real life, still sounds pretty ominous and serves as the homeland for the evil Zordrak and his nightmare legions. Between Viltheed and the Land of Dreams likes the Sea of Destruction (eternally lashed by storms and violent waves), with the Isle of Catastrophe (the junkyard of all Urpgor's failed invasion machines from expeditions that died in the Sea) halfway between the two lands.
7th Feb '16 6:27:31 PM Totema
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** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXI'': Abyssea is a post-apocalyptic parallel universe of Vana'diel.

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** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXI'': Abyssea is a post-apocalyptic parallel universe of Vana'diel. [[spoiler: Although it turns out that it's more like Vana'diel is the alternate version of Abyssea.]]
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