History Main / SingleBiomePlanet

22nd Aug '16 11:58:49 AM Bebop
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Earth itself could fairly be considered a water planet. In its history, it has been an Ice planet more than once, though, as well as periods when most of the landmass was Desert (early Mesozoic) and of nearly uniform lush growth (mid-Mesozoic)[[note]]Studies have shown, however, that Mesozoic climates were far more diverse than previously thought, however; for instance, we have evidence of early Cretaceous glacia[[{{Irony}} tions]][[/note]]. By similar standards, Mercury could be a Desert Planet, Venus a Cloud/Volcano Planet, and Mars another Desert Planet (a cold desert this time). If you allow the moons of the gas giants, you also have Io (a Volcano Planetoid - it has been said that the entire surface of the moon is repaved in just three years by volcanic activity) and numerous Ice Planetoids (such as Europa and Enceladus). Most of the outer solar system dwarf-planets are also Ice Planetoids.

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Earth itself could fairly be considered a water planet. In its history, it has been an Ice planet more than once, though, as well as periods when most of the landmass was Desert (early Mesozoic) and of nearly uniform lush growth (mid-Mesozoic)[[note]]Studies have shown, however, that Mesozoic climates were far more diverse than previously thought, however; for thought. For instance, we have evidence of early Cretaceous glacia[[{{Irony}} tions]][[/note]].glaciations[[/note]]. By similar standards, Mercury could be a Desert Planet, Venus a Cloud/Volcano Planet, and Mars another Desert Planet (a cold desert this time). If you allow the moons of the gas giants, you also have Io (a Volcano Planetoid - it has been said that the entire surface of the moon is repaved in just three years by volcanic activity) and numerous Ice Planetoids (such as Europa and Enceladus). Most of the outer solar system dwarf-planets are also Ice Planetoids.
18th Aug '16 12:46:43 AM PaulA
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** Referenced in ''A Civil Campaign'':

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** Referenced in ''A Civil Campaign'':''Literature/ACivilCampaign'':



** Beta Colony fits this, being a desert world where the base temperature is "screaming hot," although sports like desert trekking are mentioned, and everyone lives in [[DomedHometown protective habitats.]] Komarr fits this description to a degree, as it is a cold world undergoing terraforming, and like Beta, everyone is forced to live within domes.

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** Beta Colony fits this, being a desert world where the base temperature is "screaming hot," although sports like desert trekking are mentioned, and everyone lives in [[DomedHometown protective habitats.]] ]]
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Komarr fits this description to a degree, as it is a cold world undergoing terraforming, and like Beta, everyone is forced to live within domes. domes.
10th Aug '16 1:02:31 PM REV6Pilot
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands}}'', Pandora came across as this, being roughly 90% dirt with a few mountainous areas. The DLC and [[VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}} the sequel]] go out of their way to avert it, though, introducing swamps, glaciers, grassy highlands, jungles, and tropical areas. [[DeathWorld Still sucks to live there, though.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands}}'', Pandora came across as this, being roughly 90% dirt with a few mountainous areas. this. Of all the areas visited, 95% are either desert or trash dump, and the two can and do overlap. The DLC DLC's and [[VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}} the sequel]] go out of their way to avert it, though, introducing swamps, glaciers, grassy highlands, jungles, jungles and tropical areas. zones. [[DeathWorld Still sucks to live there, though.]]though]].
9th Aug '16 11:24:51 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** Meridian in ''VideoGame/Halo5Guardians'' is all glassy wasteland, but that's because it was glassed by the Covenant; it was originally quite Earth-like.

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** ''VideoGame/Halo5Guardians'': Kamchatka is all covered in ice and snow, and is implied to have been created that way by the Forerunners. Meridian in ''VideoGame/Halo5Guardians'' is all glassy wasteland, but that's because it was glassed by the Covenant; it was originally quite Earth-like.
9th Aug '16 10:48:40 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** While on the eponymous Halo rings, one encounters several different biomes, from swamps, to beaches, to snowy mountains.

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** While Averted on the eponymous Halo rings, where one encounters several different biomes, from swamps, to beaches, to snowy mountains.



** The ExpandedUniverse does contain a few examples of this trope, however. Such as the homeworld of the Drones, a (rain)Forest Planet; and the Grunt Homeworld, a swampy planet with a methane atmosphere.
** In the ExpandedUniverse (the fifth novel, Contact Harvest) one finds the eponymous planet Harvest, which is a prime example of the earlier established Planet Farm.
** According to Eric Nylund ([[WordOfGod who is responsible for establishing much of the extended canon]]) the reasons for certain planets to be devoted over to farming or mining or urban and industrial centers has more do to with economics than anything else. For example, some planets have more hours of daylight than is typical for Earth and happen to have huge tracts of very rich volcanic soil, leading to very large crop yields. Raising crops on such planets inevitably becomes very inexpensive, and it costs less on other planets to have the food imported from the farm worlds than it does to grow it locally. As the war rages on and many of the outer colonies where much of the farming goes on are lost, and the Cole Protocol restricts intersteller travel, many inner planets reluctantly take to growing their own food instead of having it imported.
** Reach also averts this. There are mountains, urban areas, lakeside areas...etc.

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** The ExpandedUniverse does contain a few examples of this trope, however. Such such as the homeworld of the Drones, a (rain)Forest Planet; and the Grunt Homeworld, homeworld, a swampy planet with a methane atmosphere.
** In the ExpandedUniverse (the fifth novel, Contact Harvest) one finds the eponymous planet Harvest, The agricultural world of Harvest (featured in ''Literature/HaloContactHarvest''), which is a prime example of the earlier established Planet Farm.
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** According to Eric Nylund ([[WordOfGod who is responsible for establishing the man whose novels set much of the extended canon]]) groundwork for the background lore]]) the reasons for certain planets to be devoted over to farming or mining or urban and industrial centers has more do to with economics than anything else. For example, some planets have more hours of daylight than is typical for Earth and happen to have huge tracts of very rich volcanic soil, leading to very large crop yields. Raising crops on such planets inevitably becomes very inexpensive, and it costs less on other planets to have the food imported from the farm worlds than it does to grow it locally. As the war rages on and many of the outer colonies Outer Colonies where much of the farming goes on are lost, and the Cole Protocol restricts intersteller travel, many inner planets reluctantly take to growing their own food instead of having it imported.
** As shown in ''VideoGame/HaloReach'', Reach also averts this. There are mountains, urban areas, lakeside areas...etc.etc.
** Meridian in ''VideoGame/Halo5Guardians'' is all glassy wasteland, but that's because it was glassed by the Covenant; it was originally quite Earth-like.
9th Aug '16 10:17:52 PM MorganBaines
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* ''Manga/TheFiveStarStories'' has only two of these, out of the half-dozen or so habitable planets that orbit the eponymous stars. There's Juno, which is a relatively young planet currently in a jungle-covered mid-mesozoic phase & Pestako, a tiny, clapped out mining planet that has no natural atmosphere & is slowly being terraformed into a city planet, complete with roads so big you can see them from space. The rest are Earthlike, with some minor variations in their average temperature & terrain.

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* ''Manga/TheFiveStarStories'' has only two of these, out of the half-dozen or so habitable planets that orbit the eponymous stars. There's Juno, which is a relatively young planet currently in a jungle-covered mid-mesozoic phase & Pestako, a tiny, clapped out mining planet that has no natural atmosphere & is slowly being terraformed into a city planet, complete with roads so big you can see them from space. The rest are Earthlike, with some minor variations in their average temperature & terrain.
6th Aug '16 3:22:27 PM nombretomado
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* In the DCUniverse:

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** Also in the DCU, the presence of The Entity, a massive winged humanoid that is the manifestation of the White light that creates life, within Earth is the reason that Earth is NOT a Single Biome Planet, but rather has such a diverse array of life and environments.

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** Also in the DCU, the The presence of The Entity, a massive winged humanoid that is the manifestation of the White light that creates life, within Earth is the reason that Earth is NOT a Single Biome Planet, but rather has such a diverse array of life and environments.
20th Jul '16 5:41:20 AM Sharlee
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*** Notably, his ''Icerigger'' sub-series offers one of the most detailed accounts of natives' physical and technological ''adaptations'' to an Ice Planet in fiction.
14th Jul '16 6:40:22 AM ScorpiusOB1
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* The Starkiller Base of ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' can basically be described as Hoth if was hollowed out and fitted with a weapon able to destroy entire star systems (and its native population wiped out, that is.)
9th Jul '16 12:56:57 PM nombretomado
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* ''Franchise/{{BIONICLE}}'' has Bara Magna, which is almost entirely desert, although it does have a few oases as well as icy peaks towards the north. Its two moons, Aqua Magna and Bota Magna, also count towards this trope; Aqua Magna is covered entirely with ocean, and Bota Magna is covered entirely with jungle. [[spoiler:Bara Magna and its moons were originally a single planet, Spherus Magna, that had all three biomes before [[ApocalypseWow The Shattering]], and it was the destiny of Mata Nui and Makuta Teridax to merge the moons with the planet to reform Spherus Magna.]]

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* ''Franchise/{{BIONICLE}}'' ''Toys/{{BIONICLE}}'' has Bara Magna, which is almost entirely desert, although it does have a few oases as well as icy peaks towards the north. Its two moons, Aqua Magna and Bota Magna, also count towards this trope; Aqua Magna is covered entirely with ocean, and Bota Magna is covered entirely with jungle. [[spoiler:Bara Magna and its moons were originally a single planet, Spherus Magna, that had all three biomes before [[ApocalypseWow The Shattering]], and it was the destiny of Mata Nui and Makuta Teridax to merge the moons with the planet to reform Spherus Magna.]]
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