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9th Jan '18 2:25:01 AM Cryoclaste
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* ''TheYearWithoutASantaClaus'' has Snow Miser in charge of the North and Heat Miser the South. Much of the story revolves around reconciling the two so that they can allow a Southern town to have snow for Christmas. Essentially, the Southern Hemisphere is ignored.

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* ''TheYearWithoutASantaClaus'' ''WesternAnimation/TheYearWithoutASantaClaus'' has Snow Miser in charge of the North and Heat Miser the South. Much of the story revolves around reconciling the two so that they can allow a Southern town to have snow for Christmas. Essentially, the Southern Hemisphere is ignored.
21st Nov '17 7:42:35 PM N1KF
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* Averted in ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', there is a north pole and a south pole, and they're both cold. In fact, most of the first season is spent traveling from the south pole to the north. The Fire Nation is the hottest because most of it is near the equator, and [[LethalLavaLand consists mostly of active volcanic islands.]]

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* Averted in ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', there is a north pole and a south pole, and they're both cold. In fact, most of the first season is spent traveling from the south pole to the north. The Fire Nation is the hottest because most of it is near the equator, and [[LethalLavaLand consists mostly of active volcanic islands.]]islands]].
* The world of Equestria in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' seems to play this straight. Official maps showed that arctic areas like the Crystal Mountains are in the north, while deserts like the [=MacIntosh=] hills are in the south, with many grassy areas in between the two. However, as the official map expanded further outside Equestria, it was eventually revealed that there is indeed a cold south on the planet.
27th Oct '17 12:35:09 PM CaptainCrawdad
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** The fact only a hot, northern coast of a southern continent is known implies there's a whole southern hemisphere that's not within the scope of the books. There's also hints of lands to the far east, near the Jade sea.


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* ''Literature/TheFirstLaw'': The North is cold, Midderland in the middle is temperate, and Ghurkul in the south is hot.
19th Jul '17 12:32:07 PM DoctorDetective
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* Inverted in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' and ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'', which both take place in the southern hemisphere of [[ConstructedWorld Thedas]]. The fact that "frozen wastes" are located on the southern edge of the map has reportedly confused many a fantasy fan, though.

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* Inverted in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' and ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'', ''Franchise/DragonAge'', which both take place in the southern hemisphere of [[ConstructedWorld Thedas]]. The fact that "frozen wastes" are located on the southern edge of the map has reportedly confused many a fantasy fan, though.
6th Jul '17 5:53:58 PM nombretomado
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* UrExample is probably Myth/NorseMythology. From TheOtherWiki: "In the beginning, there were two regions: Muspellsheimr in the south, full of fire, light and heat; and Niflheimr in the north, full of arctic waters, mists, and cold." Between these two was Ginnungagap, into which the world was brought into existence.

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* UrExample is probably Myth/NorseMythology. From TheOtherWiki: Wiki/TheOtherWiki: "In the beginning, there were two regions: Muspellsheimr in the south, full of fire, light and heat; and Niflheimr in the north, full of arctic waters, mists, and cold." Between these two was Ginnungagap, into which the world was brought into existence.
8th Jun '17 12:00:42 PM jakeroo123
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* Hyrule in ''TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild''. The southwest of the map is the Gerudo Desert, with the rest of the south being a long, tropical beach. The northwest has the Hebra region, which is the coldest area in the game. The sun and moon are always to the north, though, which would place Hyrule in the ''southern'' hemisphere.
15th Mar '17 10:07:38 PM Abodos
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15th Mar '17 10:07:26 PM Abodos
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15th Mar '17 10:07:25 PM Abodos
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15th Mar '17 10:07:06 PM Abodos
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In reality, it doesn't quite work this way. You have a cold north... and a cold south. The only "hot" part is in the middle. This representation probably comes from the fact that a majority of of the world's population lives in the Northern Hemisphere, where this trope seems true.

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In reality, it doesn't quite work this way. You have a cold north... and a cold south. The only "hot" part is in the middle. This representation probably comes from the fact that a majority of of the world's population lives in the Northern Hemisphere, where this trope seems true.
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