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6th Aug '16 2:33:14 PM Dravencour
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* It doesn't get touched upon much at all in the anime, but the world and general cosmology of ''{{Manga/Berserk}}'' is [[http://skullknight.net/encyclopedia/universe/ something like this]]. Most humans live in the Mortal World, and most demons and other supernatural beings live in the Astral World, with Guts and Casca existing in the Interstice between the worlds because of the [[MagneticPlotDevice Brands of Sacrifice they bear]]. The God Hand reside in the Vortex of Souls, which is halfway between the Astral World and the Ideal World, where all souls eventually go and where [[spoiler:The Idea of Evil]] resides. At some point, certain events result in [[spoiler:the supernatural worlds being fused with the normal world, which is seriously bad news for everyone in an already CrapsackWorld...]]

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* It doesn't get touched upon much at all in the anime, but the world and general cosmology of ''{{Manga/Berserk}}'' is [[http://skullknight.net/encyclopedia/universe/ something like this]]. Most humans live in the Mortal World, and most demons and other supernatural beings live in the Astral World, with Guts and Casca existing in the Interstice between the worlds because of the [[MagneticPlotDevice Brands of Sacrifice they bear]]. The God Hand and other sufficiently powerful supernatural beings reside in the Vortex of Souls, which is halfway between the Astral World and the Ideal World, where all souls eventually go and where [[spoiler:The Idea of Evil]] resides. At some point, certain events result in [[spoiler:the supernatural worlds being fused with the normal world, which is seriously bad news for everyone in an already CrapsackWorld...]]
6th Aug '16 2:32:24 PM Dravencour
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* It doesn't get touched upon much at all in the anime, but the world and general cosmology of ''{{Manga/Berserk}}'' is [[http://skullknight.net/encyclopedia/universe/ something like this]]. At some point, certain events result in [[spoiler:the supernatural worlds being fused with the normal world, which is seriously bad news for everyone in an already CrapsackWorld...]]

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* It doesn't get touched upon much at all in the anime, but the world and general cosmology of ''{{Manga/Berserk}}'' is [[http://skullknight.net/encyclopedia/universe/ something like this]]. Most humans live in the Mortal World, and most demons and other supernatural beings live in the Astral World, with Guts and Casca existing in the Interstice between the worlds because of the [[MagneticPlotDevice Brands of Sacrifice they bear]]. The God Hand reside in the Vortex of Souls, which is halfway between the Astral World and the Ideal World, where all souls eventually go and where [[spoiler:The Idea of Evil]] resides. At some point, certain events result in [[spoiler:the supernatural worlds being fused with the normal world, which is seriously bad news for everyone in an already CrapsackWorld...]]
13th Jun '16 7:16:27 PM rmctagg09
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* In the ''Franchise/{{Persona}}'' series, most demons and other such beings are located within the Collective Unconscious and the Sea of Souls, which are visited by the protagonists of the games in various forms.
28th May '16 7:54:10 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* In MahouSenseiNegima, the Magic World is like this. [[spoiler: The Magic World is in AnotherDimension that is layered on top of Mars]].

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* In MahouSenseiNegima, Manga/MahouSenseiNegima, the Magic World is like this. [[spoiler: The Magic World is in AnotherDimension that is layered on top of Mars]].
12th May '16 1:02:42 AM justanid
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See also RecursiveReality. For the physical, non-dimension spanning variant, see HollowEarth. For the video game gameplay subtrope see DualWorldGameplay.

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See also RecursiveReality.RecursiveReality and WorldTree. For the physical, non-dimension spanning variant, see HollowEarth. For the video game gameplay subtrope see DualWorldGameplay.DualWorldGameplay.
5th May '16 3:28:00 PM mtrais
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* Within the '''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft''' universe, there exist several dimensions in addition to the main one. The most well known of these is the [[SpiritWorld Emerald Dream]] which is the spiritual blueprint to how Azeroth would have looked like without mortal interference and is where druids go to train their abilities. The next four planes of existence are the [[ElementalPlane Elemental Planes]] which were created to imprison Azeroth's powerful [[ElementalEmbodiment elementals]] from wreaking havoc on the planet's surface. Azeroth seems to have several versions of the afterlife; there is the normal afterlife which known simply as the [[AfterlifeAntechamber Shadowlands]] where souls can be easily ressurected, the [[WarriorHeaven Halls of Valor]] where vykrul warriors go after they die in battle, its polar opposite the Maw of Souls, and a [[TheNothingAfterDeath black void]] where the most damned spirits go after they die.
3rd Mar '16 8:20:30 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''{{Inception}}'', the protagonists use the concept of layers to plant an idea into someone's head. They kidnap him in a dream, rescue him in a DreamWithinADream, team up with him in a [[MindScrew dream within that dream...]]
** Which is necessary as for the inception to truly work it needs to be planted very deeply in the target's subconscious so that they will believe that it's their own idea.

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* In ''{{Inception}}'', ''Film/{{Inception}}'', the protagonists use the concept of layers to plant an idea into someone's head. They kidnap him in a dream, rescue him in a DreamWithinADream, team up with him in a [[MindScrew dream within that dream...]]
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]] Which is necessary as for the inception to truly work it needs to be planted very deeply in the target's subconscious so that they will believe that it's their own idea.



* ''TheBartimaeusTrilogy''. The rules are never fully laid out and are sometimes inconsistent (one description in Amulet of Samarkand suggests physical objects are present on all layers, but in The Golem’s Eye a skeleton is explicitly not visible on any layer other than the 1st; Bartimaeus cannot change his true form on the 7th layer yet shrinks himself to avoid being crushed by a magical cage present on all layers). There are 7 layers of reality (though a theoretical 8th one is mentioned). Every spirit and spell is truly “on” one of the layers, and in case of spirits extends down to the first, although they can change their form on the lower layers; they can also perceive the layers they are on, with the exception of observer imps, who are on the 2nd layer yet see all of them. Humans and other living creatures are visible on all layers but can perceive only the first, although magical lenses show up to the 3rd layer clearly and 4th vaguely, and cats can perceive the 2nd. Ability to see higher layers seems affected by distance as in Bartimaeus comments at one point his disguise should hold up on all layers from far enough away.

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* ''TheBartimaeusTrilogy''.''Literature/TheBartimaeusTrilogy''. The rules are never fully laid out and are sometimes inconsistent (one description in Amulet of Samarkand suggests physical objects are present on all layers, but in The Golem’s Eye a skeleton is explicitly not visible on any layer other than the 1st; Bartimaeus cannot change his true form on the 7th layer yet shrinks himself to avoid being crushed by a magical cage present on all layers). There are 7 layers of reality (though a theoretical 8th one is mentioned). Every spirit and spell is truly “on” one of the layers, and in case of spirits extends down to the first, although they can change their form on the lower layers; they can also perceive the layers they are on, with the exception of observer imps, who are on the 2nd layer yet see all of them. Humans and other living creatures are visible on all layers but can perceive only the first, although magical lenses show up to the 3rd layer clearly and 4th vaguely, and cats can perceive the 2nd. Ability to see higher layers seems affected by distance as in Bartimaeus comments at one point his disguise should hold up on all layers from far enough away.



* ''From Beyond'' by Creator/HPLovecraft. The main character's acquaintance invents a machine that makes it possible to see the creatures that live in the different layers, but unfortunately, it works both ways. And given this is a CosmicHorror universe, this is a very bad thing.

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* ''From Beyond'' ''Literature/FromBeyond'' by Creator/HPLovecraft. The main character's acquaintance invents a machine that makes it possible to see the creatures that live in the different layers, but unfortunately, it works both ways. And given this is a CosmicHorror universe, this is a very bad thing.
17th Feb '16 9:45:59 PM GrammarNavi
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* ''MightyFlipChamps'' for UsefulNotes/DSiWare (and {{PSP}} minis) is all about solving puzzles by flipping from one reality to the next.

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* ''MightyFlipChamps'' for UsefulNotes/DSiWare (and {{PSP}} [[UsefulNotes/PlayStationPortable PSP]] minis) is all about solving puzzles by flipping from one reality to the next.
18th Jan '16 11:24:21 PM Dravencour
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* ''{{Eversion}}'' allows you to "evert" at several points (and forcibly everts you on occasion). Eversion is basically moving up or down a layer, which all have different properties, such as solid clouds, time stop, hazardous plants, etc.

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* ''{{Eversion}}'' allows you to "evert" at several points (and forcibly everts you on occasion). Eversion is basically moving up or down a layer, which all have different properties, such as solid clouds, time stop, hazardous plants, etc. [[spoiler:There are eight layers to this world, and only the top three layers are "friendly". As you evert further and further, the world gets darker and darker until it resembles something rather hellish]].
18th Jan '16 11:17:23 PM Dravencour
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* ''From Beyond'' by Creator/HPLovecraft. The main character's acquaintance invents a machine that makes it possible to see the creatures that lives in the different layers, but unfortunately, it works both ways.

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* ''From Beyond'' by Creator/HPLovecraft. The main character's acquaintance invents a machine that makes it possible to see the creatures that lives live in the different layers, but unfortunately, it works both ways.ways. And given this is a CosmicHorror universe, this is a very bad thing.
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