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21st Jul '17 5:51:11 AM Carliro
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** Ulgrotha and Amonkhet are mostly just desert wasteland, aside from a single small region in each that managed to remain prosperous. [[spoiler:The latter doesn't even have that anymore.]]
23rd Jun '17 10:44:04 PM Arivne
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* Creator/IsaacAsimov's ''Literature/{{Foundation}}'' series.
** The planet Trantor is the capital of the Galactic Empire and is a CityPlanet: its land surface and a significant part of its oceans are completely covered with human buildings. It has a population of 40 billion and its food needs are served by the agricultural output of 20 Farm Planets.
18th Jun '17 12:20:15 PM StarSword
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** Also subverted in ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' with the planet where they find Atlantis. They assume it to be an ocean world, but later find out that it has several large land-masses that are inhabitable. Atlantis was in the ocean because it couldn't very well submerge into the ground when the Ancients needed to hide it.

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** Also subverted in ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' with the planet where they find Atlantis. They assume it to be an ocean world, but later find out that it has several large land-masses that are inhabitable. Atlantis was in the ocean because it couldn't very well submerge into the ground when the Ancients needed to hide it. Additionally, the planet's weather patterns are different: the continents are still a considerably smaller percentage of the surface than Earth, which means hurricanes can reach strengths virtually unheard-of on Earth (as seen in the two-parter "[[Recap/StargateAtlantisS01E10TheStorm The Storm]]" and "[[Recap/StargateAtlantisS01E11TheEye The Eye]]").



* ''Franchise/MassEffect'' appears to be mocking the trope with the planet Yamm, which is an ocean planet with tons of beaches. Everywhere. Sound like paradise? [[RealityEnsues The planet is plagued with extremely high temperatures and nightmarish hurricanes year round]], which is what happens when a planet is 90% ocean.

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* ''Franchise/MassEffect'' ''Franchise/MassEffect'': Usually averted: most planets that aren't outright {{Death World}}s have multiple biomes when viewed from orbit, but the PlayerCharacter only visits a small section of the planet.
** ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'':
*** The game
appears to be mocking the trope with the planet Yamm, which is an ocean planet with tons of beaches. Everywhere. Sound like paradise? [[RealityEnsues The planet is plagued with extremely high temperatures and nightmarish hurricanes year round]], which is what happens when a planet is 90% ocean.ocean.
*** Pragia, where Jack's loyalty mission takes place, is overrun by out-of-control jungles resulting from a batarian {{terraform}}ing effort GoneHorriblyRight. They had intended to turn the planet into a farm world to feed their empire, but their genetically engineered food crops took to the planet too well and are projected to completely exhaust the soil across the entire planet within centuries.
** ''VideoGame/MassEffectAndromeda'': {{Justified}}. Every habitable planet in the game (and two that aren't) was {{terraform}}ed by BenevolentPrecursors whose technology is currently malfunctioning due to [[NegativeSpaceWedgie the Scourge]], and Ryder only visits a small section anyway. Elaadan is naturally a near-lifeless desert due to [[TidallyLockedPlanet tidal locking]], Voeld is in an ice age due to the Scourge pulling it into a more distant orbit, and Havarl's jungles are growing out of control.
1st Jun '17 8:59:24 AM HumanTorch2
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** Zadaa isn't entirely desert, either. The Rokador Elders blame the drought, [[spoiler: which they are actually deliberately causing at Saint Dane's suggestion]], in ''The Rivers of Zadaa'' on low precipitation levels in a mountainous region to the north of the desert Xhaxhu is located in. Then there's the fact that nobody questions Bobby's cover story of coming from a vast forest region.

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** Zadaa isn't entirely desert, either. The Rokador Elders blame the drought, [[spoiler: which they are actually deliberately causing at Saint Dane's suggestion]], in ''The Rivers of Zadaa'' on low precipitation levels in a mountainous region to the north of the desert Xhaxhu is located in. Then there's the fact that nobody questions Bobby's cover story ConvenientlyUnverifiableCoverStory of coming from a vast forest region.
25th May '17 12:42:01 AM jormis29
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* While averted, for the most part, in Creator/MikhailAkhmanov and Christopher Nicholas Gilmore's ''Literature/CaptainFrenchOrTheQuestForParadise'', the planet Solaris is 97% water with several hundred islands making up the only dry land. The name, of course, comes from Creator/StanislawLem's [[{{Solaris}} eponymous novel]], and is [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] in-universe, although the first-person titular protagonist points out that ''this'' Solaris doesn't have a [[GeniusLoci sentient ocean]]. The colonists live on those islands and enjoy nice weather (something you ''wouldn't'' have on a world that's mostly water). Additionally, the flora and fauna appears to be stuck in the Sillurian Period, meaning there's nothing in the water to threaten humans. Instead, humans have introduced fish (the kind that can be fished, not the kind that can eat you whole) and sea mammals (e.g. dolphins, whales).

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* While averted, for the most part, in Creator/MikhailAkhmanov and Christopher Nicholas Gilmore's ''Literature/CaptainFrenchOrTheQuestForParadise'', the planet Solaris is 97% water with several hundred islands making up the only dry land. The name, of course, comes from Creator/StanislawLem's [[{{Solaris}} [[Literature/{{Solaris}} eponymous novel]], and is [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] in-universe, although the first-person titular protagonist points out that ''this'' Solaris doesn't have a [[GeniusLoci sentient ocean]]. The colonists live on those islands and enjoy nice weather (something you ''wouldn't'' have on a world that's mostly water). Additionally, the flora and fauna appears to be stuck in the Sillurian Period, meaning there's nothing in the water to threaten humans. Instead, humans have introduced fish (the kind that can be fished, not the kind that can eat you whole) and sea mammals (e.g. dolphins, whales).
14th May '17 9:12:41 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Trigun}}'' is set on the planet Gunsmoke, which appears to be nothing but desert. Like Mars (or, [[SpaceWestern more to the point, Arizona]]), it does have canyons that suggest more plentiful water in the past.

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* ''{{Trigun}}'' ''Manga/{{Trigun}}'' is set on the planet Gunsmoke, which appears to be nothing but desert. Like Mars (or, [[SpaceWestern more to the point, Arizona]]), it does have canyons that suggest more plentiful water in the past.
14th May '17 5:15:38 PM nombretomado
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** Classic ''TabletopGame/{{Traveller}}'' has Desert Planets (hydrographic % = 0), Ocean Planets (hydrographic % = 100, called "water worlds" long before the Kevin Costner movie), and Ice Planets (such as Mithril in Double Adventure 2 ''Mission on Mithril''). Note that though ''{{Traveller}}'' called some planets "agricultural", this was an indication that they could produce food products, not that they were Farm Planets (entirely devoted to producing food).

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** Classic ''TabletopGame/{{Traveller}}'' has Desert Planets (hydrographic % = 0), Ocean Planets (hydrographic % = 100, called "water worlds" long before the Kevin Costner movie), and Ice Planets (such as Mithril in Double Adventure 2 ''Mission on Mithril''). Note that though ''{{Traveller}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Traveller}}'' called some planets "agricultural", this was an indication that they could produce food products, not that they were Farm Planets (entirely devoted to producing food).
14th May '17 2:37:58 PM nombretomado
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* ''Franchise/{{StarCraft}}'' seems to follow this trope with Aiur a lush jungle world over its whole surface, Korhal a blasted post-atomic wasteland, Mar Sara a desert planet, Shakuras as an ice planet etc. The only planet in the whole game with varying surface features seems to be Tarsonis, the Confederate capital, and even that is only discernable in the rendered cinematics, not in-game.

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* ''Franchise/{{StarCraft}}'' ''VideoGame/StarCraft'' seems to follow this trope with Aiur a lush jungle world over its whole surface, Korhal a blasted post-atomic wasteland, Mar Sara a desert planet, Shakuras as an ice planet etc. The only planet in the whole game with varying surface features seems to be Tarsonis, the Confederate capital, and even that is only discernable in the rendered cinematics, not in-game.
1st May '17 10:06:10 AM Theriocephalus
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** ''The Word For World Is Forest'' - Naturally, a Forest Planet.
*** Actually, it's mostly an Ocean Planet. The only land is an comparatively small archipelago covered in forest. While the native name "Athshe" means "Forest," its colonial name "New Tahiti" reflects its nature as an Ocean Planet dotted with a few islands.

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** ''The Word For World Is Forest'' - Naturally, Forest'': While the name would lead one to expect Athshe to be a Forest Planet.
*** Actually,
Planet, it's mostly an Ocean Planet. The only land is an comparatively small archipelago covered in forest. While the native name "Athshe" means "Forest," its colonial name "New Tahiti" reflects its nature as an Ocean Planet dotted with a few islands.
26th Apr '17 1:09:47 AM PaulA
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* Creator/AlanDeanFoster is ''addicted'' to this trope.
** Many Literature/HumanxCommonwealth novels were set on his own versions of DeathWorld (Prism in ''Sentenced to Prism''), Desert Planet (Jast in ''Sliding Scales'', Pyrassis in ''Reunion''), Ice Planet (Tran-Ky-Ky in ''Icerigger'', Treetrunk on ''Dirge''), Ocean Planet (''Cachalot''), [[UpToEleven Jungle Planet]] (''Midworld''), Jungle In A Swamp Planet (Fluva in ''Drowning World''), Even Soggier Than Vancouver Pine Forest Planet (Moth in ''For Love Of Mother-Not''), etc. He's even got Cave Planet (Longtunnel), NoBiochemicalBarriers Planet (Quofum), and Vacation Paradise Planet (New Riviera) thrown into the mix.
*** Notably, his ''Icerigger'' sub-series offers one of the most detailed accounts of natives' physical and technological ''adaptations'' to an Ice Planet in fiction.

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* Creator/AlanDeanFoster is ''addicted'' to this trope.
Creator/AlanDeanFoster:
** Many Literature/HumanxCommonwealth novels were set on his own versions of DeathWorld (Prism in ''Sentenced to Prism''), Desert Planet (Jast in ''Sliding Scales'', Pyrassis in ''Reunion''), Ice Planet (Tran-Ky-Ky in ''Icerigger'', ''Literature/{{Icerigger}}'', Treetrunk on ''Dirge''), Ocean Planet (''Cachalot''), [[UpToEleven Jungle Planet]] (''Midworld''), Jungle In A Swamp Planet (Fluva in ''Drowning World''), Even Soggier Than Vancouver Pine Forest Planet (Moth in ''For Love Of Mother-Not''), etc. He's even got Cave Planet (Longtunnel), NoBiochemicalBarriers Planet (Quofum), and Vacation Paradise Planet (New Riviera) thrown into the mix.
*** Notably, his ''Icerigger'' ''Literature/{{Icerigger}}'' sub-series offers one of the most detailed accounts of natives' physical and technological ''adaptations'' to an Ice Planet in fiction.
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