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10th Sep '17 7:28:14 PM TSBasilisk
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* Outland, the remains of the planet Draenor shattered by demonic energies, is the main setting for the first expansion of ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft''.

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* Outland, the remains of the planet Draenor shattered by demonic energies, is the main setting for the first expansion of ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft''. The main continent and a few outlying "islands" remain floating in the Twisting Nether.


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** Argus in ''Legion'' is partway to this trope as entire fragments have either been pulled free or sunken into the surface due to the Legion's strip mining. Mac'aree in particular floats high above the reset of the surface.
*** Many Legion outposts are nothing more than blasted rock floating in the Twisting Nether.
27th Aug '17 9:59:49 AM nombretomado
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* ''VideoGame/ArTonelico'' takes place on a floating continent and a humongous tower floating over a devastated, uninhabitable planet.

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* ''VideoGame/ArTonelico'' ''VideoGame/ArTonelicoMelodyOfElemia'' takes place on a floating continent and a humongous tower floating over a devastated, uninhabitable planet.
12th Aug '17 2:01:23 PM nombretomado
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* After Sonic gets [[UnwittingPawn tricked]] [[NiceJobBreakingItHero into giving the]] Chaos Emeralds to [[MadScientist Dr. Robotnik]], the world ends up broken like this in ''SonicUnleashed'' and it's then Sonic's job to fix everything.

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* After Sonic gets [[UnwittingPawn tricked]] [[NiceJobBreakingItHero into giving the]] Chaos Emeralds to [[MadScientist Dr. Robotnik]], the world ends up broken like this in ''SonicUnleashed'' ''VideoGame/SonicUnleashed'' and it's then Sonic's job to fix everything.
8th Aug '17 2:45:24 PM N1KF
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In a ShatteredWorld, this is not the case.

Maybe magic or science has GoneHorriblyWrong, causing an EarthShatteringKaboom, or maybe something else bad has happened, but a former planet is now broken into small pieces, floating through space. If this trope is used as a setting, these pieces will usually have settlements of some sort on them (not to be confused with [[AsteroidThicket Asteroid Thickets]], which are normally just obstacles).

Unlike a FloatingContinent, a ShatteredWorld isn't hovering over a planet.

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In a ShatteredWorld, Shattered World, this is not the case.

Maybe magic or science has GoneHorriblyWrong, causing an EarthShatteringKaboom, or maybe something else bad has happened, but a former planet is now broken into small pieces, floating through space. If this trope is used as a setting, these pieces will usually have settlements of some sort on them (not to be confused with [[AsteroidThicket Asteroid Thickets]], {{Asteroid Thicket}}s, which are normally just obstacles).

Unlike a FloatingContinent, a ShatteredWorld Shattered World isn't hovering over a planet.



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* In Toys/{{Bionicle}}, [[spoiler:the planet of Spherus Magna split into Bara Magna, Aqua Magna, and Bota Magna due to the Shattering]].
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* In ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'', a large chunk of the moon is broken into smaller, scattered, floating fragments. While this hasn't been addressed in the series itself as of the first four volumes, there is a reason for this according to WordOfGod.
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* In Toys/{{Bionicle}}, [[spoiler:the planet of Spherus Magna split into Bara Magna, Aqua Magna, and Bota Magna due to the Shattering]].
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5th Jul '17 6:40:29 AM Korodzik
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* ''VideoGame/GiantsCitizenKabuto'' takes place on The Island [[AllThereInTheManual "a massive fragment of a long-lost planet"]].

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* ''VideoGame/GiantsCitizenKabuto'' takes place on The Island Island, [[AllThereInTheManual "a massive fragment of a long-lost planet"]].
* In the intro to ''[[VideoGame/ShadowOfTheWoolBall Rise of the Wool Ball]]'', the cat leader shatters the protagonist's planet into three larger pieces (plus a lot of debris floating around), so as to easier strip it of its natural resources. [[spoiler:Luckily it's pieced back together in the ending.]]
1st May '17 1:25:21 AM shadowbeast
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Runepunk}}'' has the land in which the story takes place actually shifted into a pocket dimension. No-one rightly knows if the land has simply been torn out of the world or the world has been destroyed.
16th Apr '17 12:30:43 PM nombretomado
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* The Great Spiral in {{Wizard101}} is one of these held in a [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin spiral]]. Each island rock or rock cluster is called a world with a unique theme and races. Transport between the worlds of the spiral happens through {{Cool Gate}}s.

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* The Great Spiral in {{Wizard101}} ''VideoGame/{{Wizard 101}}'' is one of these held in a [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin spiral]]. Each island rock or rock cluster is called a world with a unique theme and races. Transport between the worlds of the spiral happens through {{Cool Gate}}s.



* Outland, the remains of the planet Draenor shattered by demonic energies, is the main setting for the first expansion of WorldOfWarcraft.

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* Outland, the remains of the planet Draenor shattered by demonic energies, is the main setting for the first expansion of WorldOfWarcraft.''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft''.



* After [[EarthShatteringKaboom blowing up a planet]], you can colonize the resultant asteroid field in earlier games in the ''SpaceEmpires'' series. You are unable to colonize asteroids any more as of [=SEIV=]. Note that you can also create planets in the games, and you can accidentally ([[VideogameCrueltyPotential or intentionally]]) create a planet out of the asteroid colony.

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* After [[EarthShatteringKaboom blowing up a planet]], you can colonize the resultant asteroid field in earlier games in the ''SpaceEmpires'' ''VideoGame/SpaceEmpires'' series. You are unable to colonize asteroids any more as of [=SEIV=]. Note that you can also create planets in the games, and you can accidentally ([[VideogameCrueltyPotential or intentionally]]) create a planet out of the asteroid colony.



* The Age of Spire from VideoGame/MystIVRevelation: According to the [[AllThereInTheManual supplemental materials]], it was a planet whose magnetic core became unstable, which repelled large chunks of metal (and lots of attached rock) right out of the planet. Enough time has gone by that the collective gravitational attraction of the chunks towards the center has reached equilibrium with the magnetic repulsion, long enough that the giant floating fragments have enough gravity to have an atmosphere and even some flora.

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* The Age of Spire from VideoGame/MystIVRevelation: ''VideoGame/MystIVRevelation'': According to the [[AllThereInTheManual supplemental materials]], it was a planet whose magnetic core became unstable, which repelled large chunks of metal (and lots of attached rock) right out of the planet. Enough time has gone by that the collective gravitational attraction of the chunks towards the center has reached equilibrium with the magnetic repulsion, long enough that the giant floating fragments have enough gravity to have an atmosphere and even some flora.
21st Jan '17 5:25:33 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''ScrappedPrincess'': [[spoiler:The land which the work take place on is actually a big landmass broken off from Earth by aliens.]]

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* ''ScrappedPrincess'': ''LightNovel/ScrappedPrincess'': [[spoiler:The land which the work take place on is actually a big landmass broken off from Earth by aliens.]]



* Somewhere in the 70s, MarvelComics introduced Xandar, the homeworld of the Nova Corps. As part of its backstory, it was shattered and made into 4 interlinked habitats. (Summarily destroyed in 2005, in the start of Annihilation).

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* Somewhere in the 70s, MarvelComics Creator/MarvelComics introduced Xandar, the homeworld of the Nova Corps. As part of its backstory, it was shattered and made into 4 interlinked habitats. (Summarily destroyed in 2005, in the start of Annihilation).



* In BrianEarnshaw's book ''Dragonfall 5 and the Space Cowboys'', pieces of a small planet, called ''The Broken World''. Inhabited by cowboy ranchers and actual blue grass.

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* In BrianEarnshaw's Creator/BrianEarnshaw's book ''Dragonfall 5 and the Space Cowboys'', pieces of a small planet, called ''The Broken World''. Inhabited by cowboy ranchers and actual blue grass.



* ''TheShatteredWorld'', and its sequel, ''TheBurningRealm'', by MichaelReaves. A fantasy version that justifies this trope by [[AWizardDidIt thousands of wizards did it]] as desperate damage-control.

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* ''TheShatteredWorld'', ''Literature/TheShatteredWorld'', and its sequel, ''TheBurningRealm'', ''Literature/TheBurningRealm'', by MichaelReaves.Creator/MichaelReaves. A fantasy version that justifies this trope by [[AWizardDidIt thousands of wizards did it]] as desperate damage-control.



* The [=PS2=] game ''{{Vexx}}'' was set on an exploded planet, various parts of which are scattered across the sky, with each level being a different one. there is a definite downwards direction, with it being possible (and infuriatingly easy) to fall off the edge.

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* The [=PS2=] game ''{{Vexx}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Vexx}}'' was set on an exploded planet, various parts of which are scattered across the sky, with each level being a different one. there is a definite downwards direction, with it being possible (and infuriatingly easy) to fall off the edge.
21st Jan '17 5:24:20 AM Morgenthaler
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* About a sixth of the Klingon-controlled moon Praxis is (sort of) intact, after the [[EarthShatteringKaboom "incident"]] it suffered at the beginning of [[Film/StarTrekVITheUndiscoveredCountry Star Trek VI]].

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* ''Franchise/StarTrek'':
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About a sixth of the Klingon-controlled moon Praxis is (sort of) intact, after the [[EarthShatteringKaboom "incident"]] it suffered at the beginning of [[Film/StarTrekVITheUndiscoveredCountry Star Trek VI]].
21st Jan '17 5:23:31 AM Morgenthaler
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* On is shown in ''TachyonTheFringe'' in a [[LaResistance Bora]]-controlled mining sector. It is likely that Bora themselves did it in order to better mine the planet's resources.

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* On is shown in ''TachyonTheFringe'' ''VideoGame/TachyonTheFringe'' in a [[LaResistance Bora]]-controlled mining sector. It is likely that Bora themselves did it in order to better mine the planet's resources.



* ''ArTonelico'' takes place on a floating continent and a humongous tower floating over a devastated, uninhabitable planet.
* In ''TheToneRebellion'' the goal is to reassemble your broken planet.
* In MugenSouls, it's eventually discovered that The Seven Worlds [[spoiler: Were originally one big world, which was broken into seven pieces and reformed into seven different planets.]]

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* ''ArTonelico'' ''VideoGame/ArTonelico'' takes place on a floating continent and a humongous tower floating over a devastated, uninhabitable planet.
* In ''TheToneRebellion'' ''VideoGame/TheToneRebellion'' the goal is to reassemble your broken planet.
* In MugenSouls, VideoGame/MugenSouls, it's eventually discovered that The Seven Worlds [[spoiler: Were originally one big world, which was broken into seven pieces and reformed into seven different planets.]]
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