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8th Jan '18 8:28:49 AM JamesAustin
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* ''VideoGame/{{Populous}}'' goes nuts: There are plains worlds, desert worlds, ice worlds, volcano worlds, {{computer world}}s, alien worlds, worlds made of cake, worlds where everyone's a pig, worlds where everyone's French, worlds where everyone's Japanese...The architecture reflects this, as do the inhabitants, but on plains, desert, ice, and volcano worlds, they'll always be toga-clad humans who are promoted to medieval knights, with the religious center being either an ankh or a skull.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Populous}}'' goes nuts: There are plains worlds, desert worlds, ice worlds, volcano worlds, {{computer world}}s, computer worlds, alien worlds, worlds made of cake, worlds where everyone's a pig, worlds where everyone's French, worlds where everyone's Japanese...The architecture reflects this, as do the inhabitants, but on plains, desert, ice, and volcano worlds, they'll always be toga-clad humans who are promoted to medieval knights, with the religious center being either an ankh or a skull.
6th Jan '18 7:43:56 PM karstovich2
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* [[BubblyClouds Cloud Planets]] -- The land is not where Newton wants it. If something or someone lives here, either the ground [[FloatingContinent floats through the sky in chunks]], or there are hover-cities-- unless the natives are {{Living Gasbag}}s. Either way, watch that first step. Sometimes explained by by making them Jovian planets: although no known gas giants are anywhere near habitable, there is nothing precluding the possibility of a gas giant having a layer (gas giants tend to be highly stratified) with Earth-normal atmosphere, pressure and temperature. Venus, again, is another prime example; some levels of its upper atmosphere would be pretty nice and potentially habitable -- if not for those pesky [[DeathWorld sulfuric acid clouds]] around.

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* [[BubblyClouds Cloud Planets]] -- The land is not where Newton wants it. If something or someone lives here, either the ground [[FloatingContinent floats through the sky in chunks]], or there are hover-cities-- unless the natives are {{Living Gasbag}}s. Either way, watch that first step. Sometimes explained by by making them Jovian planets: although no known gas giants are anywhere near habitable, there is nothing precluding the possibility of a gas giant having a layer (gas giants tend to be highly stratified) with Earth-normal atmosphere, pressure and temperature. Venus, again, is another prime example; some levels of its upper atmosphere would be pretty nice and potentially habitable -- if habitable--if not for those pesky [[DeathWorld sulfuric acid clouds]] around.around--and there is serious research into the possibility of floating missions or even colonies to Venus where Earth atmosphere would be used as the lifting gas and therefore settle at the layer of the Venusian atmosphere that matches Earth-normal temperature and pressure..
2nd Jan '18 11:03:51 AM Fliegenbein400
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* C.S. Lewis' "Perelandra". The titular planet (which is [[spoiler:Venus]]) is (mostly) covered by [[spoiler:ocean]].

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* C.S. Lewis' "Perelandra". "Perelandra" in ''Literature/TheSpaceTrilogy''. The titular planet (which is [[spoiler:Venus]]) is (mostly) covered by [[spoiler:ocean]].ocean. And floating islands, inhabited by enchantingly cute and invariably friendly wildlife (even the dragons). It's a lovely place for a holiday (in other words, the exact opposite of its real-life equivalent), and and thoroughly worth risking your life beating up Satan with your bare hands in order to protect it. In fairness, Ransom does reflect, on leaving both Malacandra and Perelandra, that he had visited only a tiny area of each planet, so his account isn't meant to imply that either has a uniform terrain.
24th Nov '17 8:35:25 PM JesseMB27
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* ''VideoGame/BodyBlows'': Zig-Zagged. While some planets introduced in Galactic play this straight (Miasma and Gellorn-5, with the former having an in-story explanation being the result of moon sized asteroid destroying almost all life on that planet.) and a third Planet, called Eclipse, is a TidallyLockedPlanet, [[LadyLand Feminon]] and Titanica avert this by having diverse biomes similar to Earth's.
20th Nov '17 9:49:26 PM Theriocephalus
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* [[BubblyClouds Cloud Planets]] -- The land is not where Newton wants it. If something or someone lives here, either the ground [[FloatingContinent floats through the sky in chunks]], or there are hover-cities. Either way, watch that first step. Sometimes {{Hand Wave}}d by making them Jovian planets, although no known gas giants are anywhere ''near'' habitable. Venus again is a prime example, as some levels of its upper atmosphere would be pretty nice and potentially habitable -- if not for those pesky [[DeathWorld sulfuric acid clouds]] around.

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* [[BubblyClouds Cloud Planets]] -- The land is not where Newton wants it. If something or someone lives here, either the ground [[FloatingContinent floats through the sky in chunks]], or there are hover-cities.hover-cities-- unless the natives are {{Living Gasbag}}s. Either way, watch that first step. Sometimes {{Hand Wave}}d explained by by making them Jovian planets, planets: although no known gas giants are anywhere ''near'' habitable. Venus again near habitable, there is nothing precluding the possibility of a gas giant having a layer (gas giants tend to be highly stratified) with Earth-normal atmosphere, pressure and temperature. Venus, again, is another prime example, as example; some levels of its upper atmosphere would be pretty nice and potentially habitable -- if not for those pesky [[DeathWorld sulfuric acid clouds]] around.
6th Nov '17 1:44:17 PM Jubileus57
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* In ''VideoGame/Subnautica'' initially plays this straight with Planet 4546B being almost entirely ocean save for a single floating island, it then completely subverts the trope by showing just how diverse an ocean planet can be! From volcanic sea floor vents to lush coral reefs and kelp forests, all in the guise of a simple ocean planet, it really goes a long way towards giving the trope the finger.

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* In ''VideoGame/Subnautica'' ''VideoGame/{{Subnautica}}'' initially plays this straight with Planet 4546B being almost entirely ocean save for a single floating island, it then completely subverts the trope by showing just how diverse an ocean planet can be! From volcanic sea floor vents to lush coral reefs and kelp forests, all in the guise of a simple ocean planet, it really goes a long way towards giving the trope the finger.
6th Nov '17 1:35:45 PM Jubileus57
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* The planets visited by the Mii Force in the eponymous ''VideoGame/StreetpassMiiPlaza'' game veer towards this: Leisura is a beach world and Aquatis an ocean planet. Roohin and Amyuzia are far more peculiar, being a ruins planet and a ''carnival'' planet respectively.
30th Oct '17 1:36:24 AM PaulA
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** ''Uncharted Stars'' includes an Ice Planet and a CityPlanet.

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** ''Uncharted Stars'' ''Literature/UnchartedStars'' includes an Ice Planet and a CityPlanet.
24th Oct '17 3:45:06 PM ScorpiusOB1
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* ''Xain D'Sleena'', an arcade from TheEighties, has this in spades: Cleemalt Soa is an airless world orbiting a Saturn-like planet, Lagto Soa is a jungle planet, Cleedos Soa a desert planet, Guwld Soa a volcanic planet, and finally Kworal Soa an ocean planet.
24th Oct '17 3:29:30 PM ScorpiusOB1
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*** Jupiter's moon [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Europa_%28moon%29 Europa's]] (and Saturn's moon [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enceladus (moon) Enceladus']]) surfaces are composed of one giant ice-covered ocean. Both are also prime contenders for extraterrestrial life.

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*** Jupiter's moon [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Europa_%28moon%29 Europa's]] (and Saturn's moon [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enceladus (moon) org/wiki/Enceladus_(moon) Enceladus']]) surfaces are composed of one giant ice-covered ocean. Both are also prime contenders for extraterrestrial life.
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