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22nd Nov '16 10:45:03 PM billybobfred
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* Parodied in ''Rat Sending Simulator'', with Jail Zone and Hell Zone. Jail Zone is a punishment for the player who commits too many crimes and lets their Crime Level reach 8. Hell Zone is a punishment for players who Seek A Certain Tally of Rats and drink the Hellacious Brew. As an AffectionateParody of ''VideoGame/FallenLondon'', these are both references to content in that game.[[note]]Jail Zone parodies New Newgate Prison (and Menaces in general, really), and Hell Zone parodies Seeking Mr Eaten's Name.[[/note]] There's also Debt Zone, which would ostensibly punish players who accumulated too much gambling debt, but that function doesn't seem to be implemented yet, and the only way to enter Debt Zone is to escape Hell Zone.
22nd Nov '16 10:42:25 PM billybobfred
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* Parodied in ''Rat Sending Simulator'', with Jail Zone and Hell Zone. Jail Zone is a punishment for the player who commits too many crimes and lets their Crime Level reach 8. Hell Zone is a punishment for players who Seek A Certain Tally of Rats and drink the Hellacious Brew. As an AffectionateParody of ''VideoGame/FallenLondon'', these are both references to content in that game.[[note]]Jail Zone parodies New Newgate Prison (and Menaces in general, really), and Hell Zone parodies Seeking Mr Eaten's Name.[[/note]] There's also Debt Zone, which would ostensibly punish players who accumulated too much gambling debt, but that function doesn't seem to be implemented yet, and the only way to enter Debt Zone is to escape Hell Zone.
21st Nov '16 1:05:52 PM DannWoolf
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* Also referenced in ''Film/ManOfSteel'', in this story Zod and companions were on a ship intended for the Phantom Zone, but after the destruction of Krypton they were able to take the devise designed to send them to the zone, and make it a hyperdrive.

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* Also referenced in ''Film/ManOfSteel'', in this story Zod and companions were on a ship intended for the Phantom Zone, but after the destruction of Krypton they were able to take the devise device designed to send them to the zone, and make it a hyperdrive.
29th Oct '16 2:13:37 PM nombretomado
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* In ''GuildWars'', the [[CrystalDragonJesus crystal dragon Glint]] hides inside a grain of sand... ''in the middle of a desert''. It just so happens this magical grain of sand contains a PhantomZone where Glint makes her home. The place is pretty huge and includes six areas, one of which houses Glint herself. You can even optionally fight Glint as a BonusBoss. She's arguably tougher than most endgame bosses.

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* In ''GuildWars'', ''VideoGame/GuildWars'', the [[CrystalDragonJesus crystal dragon Glint]] hides inside a grain of sand... ''in the middle of a desert''. It just so happens this magical grain of sand contains a PhantomZone where Glint makes her home. The place is pretty huge and includes six areas, one of which houses Glint herself. You can even optionally fight Glint as a BonusBoss. She's arguably tougher than most endgame bosses.
26th Oct '16 6:08:02 PM morenohijazo
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* ''ComicBook/{{Superlopez}}'': The "dark dimension" in which Superlópez squares off with the witch Morgana and her horde of demons.
4th Sep '16 4:07:30 AM Tron80
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* The TropeNamer is the Phantom Zone (as well known as Ghost Zone, Limbo, Hyperspace, Underworld or The Land of No Return) from the Franchise/{{Superman}} comics, the barren, harsh dimension absent of any physical material and located outside of the normal space/time continuum to which Kryptonian criminals are banished.
** Since it was Jor-El -Superman's father- who discovered the Zone and developed the Phantom Zone Projector -which could send people into it-, the Zone inmates bear a ''massive'' grudge against the House of El and the last members of the lineage: Superman and ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}''.
** In ''Comicbook/{{Convergence}}: The Adventures of Superman #1'', Superman and Supergirl have to go into the Zone. Superman warns her cousin that "The Zone's dangerous. Filled with Krypton's worst. And because our fathers built their prison, we'll be targets". As they fly over the place, Kara notes that the Zone is "Miles and miles of nothing but miles and miles", and the sky changes colors constantly and suddenly. Superman states that "Nothing in the Zone makes sense".
** In ''Series/{{Supergirl 2015}}'', Kara's rocket remained trapped many years into the Zone before breaking free and landing on Earth.
** In ''Comicbook/SupergirlRebirth'', Lar-On was quarantined to this place, where he would remain frozen outside real time. However he escaped the Zone through a dimensional rift.



* We may as well put the trope namer in here. The Phantom Zone from the ''ComicBook/{{Superman}}'' comics, the harsh dimension to which Kryptonian criminals are banished. [[SealedEvilInACan Sometimes they don't stay]].
** Creator/GrantMorrison's ''Franchise/{{JLA}}'' introduces the Still Zone, where the League battle the White Martians and, later, Prometheus. According to these stories, the Still Zone (or, as Prometheus calls it, the Ghost Zone), which the White Martians use in place of {{Hyperspace}}, is both the Phantom Zone and (according to the angel Zauriel) Limbo...and probably also the Stasis Zone that was at the time standing in for the Phantom Zone in [[ComicBook/{{Legion of Super-Heroes}} M'Onel's]] origin and the Buffer Zone that [[IntangibleMan Bgzltians phase into]]. A later story adds [[TimeMaster Epoch's]] "timeless void" and ComicBook/DCOneMillion's "tesseract space" to the list.
* [[ComicBook/RomSpaceKnight Rom the Spaceknight]] would send his enemies, the Dire Wraiths, into "Limbo".

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* We may as well put the trope namer in here. The Phantom Zone from the ''ComicBook/{{Superman}}'' comics, the harsh dimension to which Kryptonian criminals are banished. [[SealedEvilInACan Sometimes they don't stay]].
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Creator/GrantMorrison's ''Franchise/{{JLA}}'' introduces the Still Zone, where the League battle the White Martians and, later, Prometheus. According to these stories, the Still Zone (or, as Prometheus calls it, the Ghost Zone), which the White Martians use in place of {{Hyperspace}}, is both the Phantom Zone and (according to the angel Zauriel) Limbo...and probably also the Stasis Zone that was at the time standing in for the Phantom Zone in [[ComicBook/{{Legion of Super-Heroes}} M'Onel's]] origin and the Buffer Zone that [[IntangibleMan Bgzltians phase into]]. A later story adds [[TimeMaster Epoch's]] "timeless void" and ComicBook/DCOneMillion's "tesseract space" to the list.
* [[ComicBook/RomSpaceKnight Rom the Spaceknight]] ''ComicBook/RomSpaceKnight'' would send his enemies, the Dire Wraiths, into "Limbo".
15th Aug '16 7:49:03 PM Schismatism
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** ''Series/FinalFantasy'' loves this trope. ''Videogame/FinalFantasyVIII'' has, for example, the final fight against Ultimecia, in compressed time. ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'' has an entirely trippy sequence against [[OneWingedAngel Kefka]], and of course you then have [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyV Exdeath.]] Even the ''player'' can join in on this, with the well-documented [[GoodBadBugs Vanish/Doom trick.]]
12th Aug '16 11:42:53 AM CyberTiger88
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* ''VideoGame/PokemonSuperMysteryDungeon'' The Voidlands is a hellish landscape where the spirits of Pokemon turned into stone are sent. The only exit is an upside-down mountain that corresponds to the Pokemon world's Reverse Mountain that has a water spring that can undo petrification.
7th Aug '16 5:18:15 PM nombretomado
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The name comes from an alternate dimension in {{the DCU}}, where Krypton sent its condemned criminals; they didn't die, but they were almost completely unable to influence the world outside. [[SentencedToDownunder Much like]] {{UsefulNotes/Australia}}.

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The name comes from an alternate dimension in {{the DCU}}, Franchise/TheDCU, where Krypton sent its condemned criminals; they didn't die, but they were almost completely unable to influence the world outside. [[SentencedToDownunder Much like]] {{UsefulNotes/Australia}}.
9th Jul '16 11:26:57 AM nombretomado
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* The Field of Shadow, also known as Zone of Darkness in ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}''. It's a featureless, normally empty and pitch-dark pocket dimension attached to the Matoran Universe, but the [[BrotherhoodOfEvil Brotherhood of Makuta]] uses it to store away the [[{{Kaiju}} Zivon]] when they don't need it.

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* The Field of Shadow, also known as Zone of Darkness in ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}''.''Toys/{{Bionicle}}''. It's a featureless, normally empty and pitch-dark pocket dimension attached to the Matoran Universe, but the [[BrotherhoodOfEvil Brotherhood of Makuta]] uses it to store away the [[{{Kaiju}} Zivon]] when they don't need it.
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