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24th Mar '17 1:44:06 AM WillBGood
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* "The Heart Attack Café" in downtown UsefulNotes/LasVegas.
24th Mar '17 1:32:16 AM WillBGood
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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'; 'New 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 "{{Doom|yDoomsOfDoom}}ville"; "New Evilsberg"; "[[RidiculouslyDifficultRoute Murder Plains]]'; 'Hell's Bathroom'; 'New Jersey'.Plains]]"; "Hell's Bathroom"; [[{{Joisey}} "New 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''.
13th Mar '17 6:34:41 AM DarkHunter
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* ''Literature/TheVoyageOfTheDawnTreader'': Deliberately invoked by the heroes, upon discovering an island with a spring that turns anything that touches its water into solid gold. They immediately recognize the danger of such a place (especially since there's a "statue" of a ''person'' at the bottom of said spring), and Caspian decides to name the place "Deathwater Island" to discourage any visitors. ("Goldwater Island" was also suggested, but while accurate and descriptive it was thought that name would attract more people to the place.)
11th Mar '17 3:04:11 PM DarkHunter
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* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'': Death Mountain, the Shadow Temple, the Lost Woods, Forsaken Fortress... and that's just the tip of the iceberg.

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* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'': Death Mountain, the Shadow Temple, the Lost Woods, Forsaken Fortress... and that's just the tip of the iceberg. Curiously, Death Mountain is rarely considered an ''evil'' place in the ''Zelda'' series. While it is certainly dangerous to most people due to the fact that it's a perpetually-active volcano, the native Goron people are very friendly and tourism and trade with them are usually going quite strongly, and the wildlife isn't particularly more dangerous than in other locations. It's only in the original game that it has any negative connotations, due to being where Ganon made his home.
2nd Mar '17 7:54:54 PM billybobfred
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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 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''.

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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 Jer]][[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking sey]]'.'New 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''.
1st Mar '17 9:59:21 PM Theriocephalus
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** Subverted by The Fang, a hollowed out mountain revered by the citzens of the Imperium as, despite its name, it is home of one of the original Astartes Legions who are now known as the heroic Space Wolves Chapter of Space Marines.

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** Subverted by The the Fang, a hollowed out mountain revered by the citzens of the Imperium as, despite its name, it is home of one of the original Astartes Legions who are now known as the heroic Space Wolves Chapter of Space Marines.



** LethalLavaLand, Deep Dark Galaxy, [[strike:Hell Prominence]] Melty Molten Galaxy, BigBoosHaunt, Dreadnaught Galaxy... Dark Land in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros3'' says it fairly clearly, even without you knowing it's hell incarnate. Or maybe Bowser in the Dark World/Fire Sea.

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** LethalLavaLand, Deep Dark Galaxy, [[strike:Hell Prominence]] Melty Molten Galaxy, BigBoosHaunt, Dreadnaught Galaxy... Dark Land in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros3'' says it fairly clearly, even without you knowing it's hell incarnate. Or maybe Bowser in the Dark World/Fire Sea.



* Disc 2 of ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfDragoo''n has [[spoiler:The Valley of Corrupted Gravity]], a place with guards that won't let you in without permission from the King of Fletz. Yeah, ''it's that bad.''

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* Disc 2 of ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfDragoo''n ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfDragoon'' has [[spoiler:The Valley of Corrupted Gravity]], a place with guards that won't let you in without permission from the King of Fletz. Yeah, ''it's that bad.''
1st Mar '17 9:57:36 PM Theriocephalus
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** 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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** 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 elven 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.Sindarin.



** House 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.
** Other ominous names in Westeros and Essos: The Haunted Forest, Hellholt, Shipbreaker Bay, The Gulf of Grief, Slavers Bay, The Smoking Sea.
** In Essos, a ruined city used as the equivalent of a leper colony is called The Sorrows, and a particularly dangerous stretch of land is known as the Demon Road.

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** House Bolton, reluctant bannermen to House Stark, have their primary seat at a lovely little place called The 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.
** The Haunted Forest may not be literally haunted, but the countless tales told in Westeros of the monsters, barbarians and worse that live there more than explain its name and reputation.
** Other ominous names in Westeros and Essos: The Haunted Forest, Hellholt, Essos include the Hellholt (not a bad place itself, but the deserts around it are unbearable), Shipbreaker Bay, The the Gulf of Grief, Slavers Bay, The Smoking Sea.
and Slaver’s Bay.
** In Essos, a ruined city used as the equivalent of a leper colony is called The the Sorrows, and a particularly dangerous stretch of land passing very close to the feared ruins of Valyria is known as the Demon Road.



** The Doom of Valyria which is a volcanic wasteland where the old Valyrian Freehold once stood, and the waters around it is called the Smoking Sea, which are filled with volcanoes.

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** The Doom waters around the ruins of Valyria the Valyrian Freehold, which is have been a volcanic wasteland where ever since the old Valyrian Freehold once stood, and the waters around it is Doom came to Valyria, are called the Smoking Sea, which and are filled with volcanoes.volcanoes.
** The furthest south of Sothoryos, where the merely very inhospitable jungles of the north give way to impassable rainforests full of all sorts of hostile monsters, amply deserve their nickname of the Green Hell.



* The Shadowfell, a plane in ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', is filled with these. Just a few are Gloomwrought, the City of Midnight, Moil, the City That Waits, and The Shadowdark (Underdark of the Shadowfell).

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* The Shadowfell, a plane in ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', is filled with these. Just a few are Gloomwrought, the City of Midnight, Midnight; Moil, the City That Waits, that Waits; and The the Shadowdark (Underdark (the [[BeneathTheEarth Underdark]] of the Shadowfell).



** A planet named "Armageddon". Even without being part of a war-game named ''Warhammer'', it sounds like a bad idea. It was mentioned that the name has become a byword for destruction, so its name might translate to Armageddon in later times, not actually being that. Also, the planet got that name after three major wars there (named the First, Second and Third Battles for Armageddon), implying it was fairly peaceful for the many millennia humans had lived there up to that.

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** A planet named "Armageddon". Even without being part of a war-game named ''Warhammer'', visiting it sounds like a bad idea. It was mentioned that the name has become a byword for destruction, so its name might translate to Armageddon in later times, not actually being that. Also, the planet got that name after three major wars there (named the First, Second and Third Battles for Armageddon), implying it was fairly peaceful for the many millennia humans had lived there up to that.



** And another planet is named "Krieg" - which is German for "War".

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** And another planet is named "Krieg" - -- which is German for "War".



** Subverted by The Fang; a hollowed out mountain revered by the citzens of the Imperium as, despite its name, it is home of one of the original Astartes Legions who are now known as the heroic Space Wolves Chapter of Space Marines.

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** Subverted by The Fang; Fang, a hollowed out mountain revered by the citzens of the Imperium as, despite its name, it is home of one of the original Astartes Legions who are now known as the heroic Space Wolves Chapter of Space Marines.



** ''VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl'' has Turnback Cave and Sendoff Spring that appropriately lead you into a dark, heavily fogged labyrinth. Its even Lampshaded in the guidebook.

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** ''VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl'' has Turnback Cave and Sendoff Spring that appropriately lead you into a dark, heavily fogged labyrinth. Its even Lampshaded lampshaded in the guidebook.



** ''VideoGame/MarioParty''. Bowser's levels have some mighty dangerous sounding names: Bowser's Warped Orbit, Infernal Tower, Bowser Nightmare, Bowser's Enchanted Inferno…
** [[MonsterTown Monstro Town]] from ''VideoGame/SuperMarioRPG'' is actually a pretty nice place.

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** ''VideoGame/MarioParty''. Bowser's levels have some mighty dangerous sounding names: Bowser's Warped Orbit, Infernal Tower, Bowser Nightmare, Bowser's Enchanted Inferno…
** [[MonsterTown Monstro Town]] from
Inferno...
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''VideoGame/SuperMarioRPG'' -- [[MonsterTown Monstro Town]] is actually a pretty nice place.



* ''Legend Of Grimrock'': Mount Grimrock, it and it's deep dungeon, with it's skeleton soldiers and it's giant spiders etc.

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* ''Legend Of Grimrock'': ''VideoGame/LegendOfGrimrock'': Mount Grimrock, it and it's its deep dungeon, with it's its skeleton soldiers and it's its giant spiders etc.spiders.



* In ''[[VideoGame/MySims MySims Kingdom]]'', when you first go to Spookane, Buddy is scared of going there, but Lyndsay is sure it's just a name... ''VideoGame/{{MOTHER|1}}'' has a town called Spookane as well.

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* In ''[[VideoGame/MySims MySims Kingdom]]'', ''VideoGame/MySimsKingdom'', when you first go to Spookane, Buddy is scared of going there, but Lyndsay is sure it's just a name... ''VideoGame/{{MOTHER|1}}'' has a town called Spookane as well.



* ''Series/{{Fallout}}''
** ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' has the delightful ''Murder Pass''. Just past the souvenir shop!

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* ''Series/{{Fallout}}''
''Series/{{Fallout}}'':
** ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' ''VideoGame/Fallout3'' has the delightful ''Murder Pass''. Just past the souvenir shop!



** ''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.

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** ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'' ''VideoGame/Fallout4'' 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.



* Franchise/TheElderScrolls gives us these:

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* Franchise/TheElderScrolls ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' gives us these:



*** {{Subverted|Trope}} with The Inn of Ill Omen, which is just an ordinary inn... Which is then played straight in the basement where a man is murdered by you.

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*** {{Subverted|Trope}} with The the Inn of Ill Omen, which is just an ordinary inn... Which is then played straight in the basement where a man is murdered by you.



* Subverted in ''VideoGame/{{Pirate101}}'' with the Isle of Doom, it's name only comes from it's discoverer Von Doom. [[DoubleSubversion It's actually a pleasant place, provided you avoid the carnivorous bees and plants and the frogmen with poisonous skin]].

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* Subverted in ''VideoGame/{{Pirate101}}'' ''VideoGame/Pirate101'' with the Isle of Doom, it's name only comes from it's discoverer Von Doom. [[DoubleSubversion It's actually a pleasant place, provided you avoid the carnivorous bees and plants and the frogmen with poisonous skin]].



* In TalesOfSymphonia, there's a town called Ruin (changed slightly in the English version to Luin to make it a little less obvious) that has the nickname "The Village of Hope." [[spoiler:[[WhatDidYouExpectWhenYouNamedIt Yeah, how'd that work out for you, guys?]]]]
* Disc 2 of VideoGame/TheLegendOfDragoon has [[spoiler:The Valley of Corrupted Gravity]], a place with guards that won't let you in without permission from the King of Fletz. Yeah, ''it's that bad.''

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* In TalesOfSymphonia, ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'', there's a town called Ruin (changed slightly in the English version to Luin to make it a little less obvious) that has the nickname "The Village of Hope." [[spoiler:[[WhatDidYouExpectWhenYouNamedIt Yeah, how'd that work out for you, guys?]]]]
* Disc 2 of VideoGame/TheLegendOfDragoon ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfDragoo''n has [[spoiler:The Valley of Corrupted Gravity]], a place with guards that won't let you in without permission from the King of Fletz. Yeah, ''it's that bad.''


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** The prosaically named Scariest Cave in Equestria, apparently home to some rather horrifying monsters [[NothingIsScarier we don't actually see on-screen]].
27th Feb '17 3:09:56 AM morane
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** The IATA code for Helsinki airport is HEL. Flight AY 666 is a regular route flight by Finnair from Copenhagen to Helsinki.
14th Feb '17 4:34:17 PM Shadoboy
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** During their parody of King Kong we get this conversation.
9th Feb '17 1:01:47 PM hszmv1
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* Accident, Maryland.
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