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24th Sep '16 7:49:31 PM phalanx
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* In a rare triple example, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skeleton_Coast The Skeleton Coast]] AKA "the land God made in anger" AKA The Gates of Hell. All three names either directly or indirectly refer to the region's inhospitable environment.
3rd Sep '16 3:09:27 PM 1810072342
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* The main city of ''Webcomic/TheSanityCircus'' is indeed called Sanity. Given that it has demons loose on the streets, shapeshifting is not uncommon and there is an unseen infestation of fear-eating {{Eldritch Abomination}}s underway, that name is like a sort of SuspiciouslySpecificDenial.
21st Aug '16 8:41:43 PM SparkyYoungUpstart
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* More like "I'm Rather Suspicious About The Name Of That Place", but in Newfoundland there's Dildo, Placentia, Come-By-Chance, and so many more that there's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpycgIlhJXs a song about it]]. ''"Historians are still debating whether Newfoundland was discovered by Leif Ericson or Sigmund Freud."''--Dave Broadfoot

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* More like "I'm Rather Suspicious About The Name Of That Place", but in Newfoundland there's Dildo, Placentia, Come-By-Chance, Hate Bay, Grosswater Beach, Killbride, and so many more that there's [[http://www.Music/TheArrogantWorms wrote [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpycgIlhJXs com/watch?v=5Ssrm-aLGNw a song about it]]. ''"Historians it]].
-->'''Dave Broadfoot:'''Historians
are still debating whether Newfoundland was discovered by Leif Ericson or Sigmund Freud."''--Dave Broadfoot''
21st Aug '16 4:13:04 PM TheWhistleTropes
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And then there are ''these'' places. They have names like '{{Doom|yDoomsOfDoom}}ville'; 'New Evilsberg'; '[[RidiculouslyDifficultRoute Murder Plains]]'; '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'; 'New Evilsberg'; '[[RidiculouslyDifficultRoute Murder Plains]]'; 'Hell's Bathroom'; [[{{Joisey}} '[[{{Joisey}} New]] [[PlaceWorseThanDeath Jersey]]'.Jer]][[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking sey]]'. 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''.
12th Aug '16 6:12:27 AM foxley
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* ''ComicBook/HarleyQuinn and Her Gang of Harleys'': Harley Sinn has her secret hideout on the Island of Horrible Death. Presumably she named the place herself.
6th Aug '16 2:28:20 PM LaurelHS
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* McBurney Park in Kingston Ontario is a clean and well-maintained city park. However, locals frequently refer to it as "Skeleton Park" because it was a cemetery until 1865. When a new cemetery was opened elsewhere, some of the bodies were not relocated, and workmen digging in the area have frequently unearthed old skeletons. The park is also said to be haunted.

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* McBurney [=McBurney=] Park in Kingston Ontario is a clean and well-maintained city park. However, locals frequently refer to it as "Skeleton Park" because it was a cemetery until 1865. When a new cemetery was opened elsewhere, some of the bodies were not relocated, and workmen digging in the area have frequently unearthed old skeletons. The park is also said to be haunted.
6th Aug '16 2:24:35 PM LaurelHS
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* McBurney Park in Kingston Ontario is a clean and well-maintained city park. However, locals frequently refer to it as "Skeleton Park" because it was a cemetery until 1865. When a new cemetery was opened elsewhere, some of the bodies were not relocated, and workmen digging in the area have frequently unearthed old skeletons. The park is also said to be haunted.
26th Jul '16 7:12:23 AM Metallix
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* [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin As the name implies]], Monster Island of the ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'' Franchise houses all of Earth's gigantic monsters.
22nd Jul '16 7:50:24 AM StFan
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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.



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* 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".
***
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'':
**
"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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[[folder:Pinball]]

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[[folder:Pinball]][[folder:Pinballs]]



[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]

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[[folder:Professional [[folder:Pro Wrestling]]



* 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'':
**
Ghastly Gorge - -- home to jagged rocks, huge thorned plants and giant eel-things that try to eat anything that passes by. by.
**
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]].
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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.
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