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20th Jan '17 11:44:55 PM DarkHunter
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* In ''Anime/GargantiaOnTheVerdurousPlanet,'' [[EarthThatWasBetterBefore Earth]] experienced an ice age a while back, and once it ended the world became a gigantic ocean. All the remaining humans live in ships that sail around in massive fleets; they power their ships by seeking out "ocean galaxies," huge swarms of bioelectric creatures [[spoiler:that are actually solar-powered nanomachines]].

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* In ''Anime/GargantiaOnTheVerdurousPlanet,'' [[EarthThatWasBetterBefore [[EarthThatUsedToBeBetter Earth]] experienced an ice age a while back, and once it ended the world became a gigantic ocean. All the remaining humans live in ships that sail around in massive fleets; they power their ships by seeking out "ocean galaxies," huge swarms of bioelectric creatures [[spoiler:that are actually solar-powered nanomachines]].
15th Jan '17 3:28:48 PM Kadorhal
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** The second game takes place on Lorn V, an Ice Planet (the Imperial Guard debuted as a faction in this one, which is why Guardsmen occasionally rub themselves to keep warm or watch their breath).
** The third averts it completely on Kronus, which features an Earth-like climate with snowy polar regions, lush jungles, plains, cities, savannah and rocky desert.
** The fourth game takes place across the Kaurava system, consisting of four Single Biome Planets: Kaurava I is a CityPlanet, Kaurava II is all tropical jungle, Kaurava III is entirely made of ochre wasteland, and Kaurava IV has been taken over by Chaos and so looks nothing on Earth.
** The sequel and its expansions all happen in a single subsector, which consists of Meridian (CityPlanet), Calderis (Desert World, but it has some verdant areas), Typhon (Jungle World, [[spoiler:later a barren ball of lava]]). Aurelia returns from the Warp in the Chaos Rising, where it's become an Ice World during its centuries outside of realspace.

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** The second game ''Winter Assault'' takes place on Lorn V, an Ice Planet (the Imperial Guard debuted as a faction in this one, which is why Guardsmen occasionally rub themselves to keep warm or watch their breath).
** The third ''Dark Crusade'' averts it completely on Kronus, which features an Earth-like climate with snowy polar regions, lush jungles, plains, cities, savannah and rocky desert.
** The fourth game ''Soulstorm'' takes place across the Kaurava system, consisting of four Single Biome Planets: Kaurava I is a CityPlanet, Kaurava II is all tropical jungle, Kaurava III is entirely made of ochre wasteland, and Kaurava IV has been taken over by Chaos and so looks nothing on like Earth.
** The sequel and its expansions all happen in a single subsector, which consists of Meridian (CityPlanet), Calderis (Desert World, but it has some verdant areas), Typhon (Jungle World, [[spoiler:later a barren ball of lava]]). Aurelia returns from the Warp in the Chaos Rising, ''Chaos Rising'', where it's become an Ice World during its centuries outside of realspace.
8th Jan '17 12:26:36 PM Discar
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* Lampshaded in ''Videogame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic'' by [[DeadpanSnarker Kira Carsen]]:
-->'''Kira:''' If you mashed Hoth and Tatooine together, would you get a normal planet with decent weather?

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* ''Videogame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic'':
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Lampshaded in ''Videogame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic'' by [[DeadpanSnarker Kira Carsen]]:
-->'''Kira:''' --->'''Kira:''' If you mashed Hoth and Tatooine together, would you get a normal planet with decent weather?weather?
** Then there's this conversation between two Tattooine natives:
--->'''Militia Guard 1:''' You know, some planets don't have to put up with this all the time. The heat, I mean.\\
'''Militia Guard 2:''' Yeah?\\
'''Militia Guard 1:''' Yeah. Most planets have these things called "seasons". Sometimes it's hot, sometimes it's cold, but most of the time it's downright ''tolerable''.\\
'''Militia Guard 2:''' Huh.
27th Dec '16 8:46:08 PM Theriocephalus
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* Literature/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy has a few of these, including Ursa Minor Beta, which has a truly improbable geography of warm oceans and thin sandy strips of land, meaning the entire world is basically luxurious beachfront property. Taken a bit further in that the time of day is always that time on a Saturday afternoon just before the bars close. The absurdity of this is noted, and its citizens tell each other to, "Have a nice diurnal anomaly." Of course, the series also establishes that in ages past the planet of Magrathea used to craft planets to order for the very rich, so it's entirely possible that these are all custom jobs.

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* Literature/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy has a few of these, including Ursa Minor Beta, which has a truly improbable geography of warm oceans and thin sandy strips of land, meaning the entire world is basically luxurious beachfront property. Taken a bit further in that the time of day is always that time on a Saturday afternoon just before the bars close. The absurdity of this is noted, and its citizens tell each other to, "Have to "have a nice diurnal anomaly." Of course, the series also establishes that in ages past the planet of Magrathea used to craft planets to order for the very rich, so it's entirely possible that these are all custom jobs.



* The ''Franchise/StarWars'' franchise is known for them: Hoth is an ice planet, Tatooine and Jakku are desert planets, Coruscant is a city planet, Endor is a forest moon, Dagobah is a swamp planet, Bespin is a cloud planet, Kamino and Ahch-To are ocean planets, Mustafar is a volcanic planet, and Takodana is a lakeland planet. Nearly all the classifications described above occur in the movies.
* There are notable exceptions, however: Naboo, where the Everglades-esque area where the Gungans live in ''Film/ThePhantomMenace'' is contrasted with the temperate-forest-and-meadows area where Anakin and Padme vacation in ''Film/AttackOfTheClones''. And the Earthlike Alderaan and Corellia. Almost all of Naboo was filmed somewhere in Western Europe--Southeast England, the Italian Vistas, etc.--which (mostly) have a similar climate, so you could still say that Naboo is a Single-Biome Planet. This is subverted in the ''Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse'', wherein Naboo is shown to have non-alpine glaciers.

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* The ''Franchise/StarWars'' franchise is known for them: Hoth is an ice planet, Tatooine and Tatooine, Geonosis, Jakku and Jedha are desert planets, worlds, Coruscant is a city planet, Endor is a forest moon, Dagobah is a swamp planet, Bespin is a cloud planet, Kamino and Ahch-To are ocean planets, Mustafar is a volcanic planet, and Takodana is a lakeland planet. Nearly all the classifications described above occur in the movies.
* There are notable exceptions, however: however, such as Naboo, where the Everglades-esque area where the Gungans live in ''Film/ThePhantomMenace'' is contrasted with the temperate-forest-and-meadows area where Anakin and Padme vacation in ''Film/AttackOfTheClones''. And ''Film/AttackOfTheClones'', and the Earthlike Alderaan and Corellia. Almost all of Naboo was filmed somewhere in Western Europe--Southeast England, the Italian Vistas, etc.--which (mostly) have a similar climate, so you could still say that Naboo is a Single-Biome Planet. This is subverted in the ''Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse'', wherein Naboo is shown to have non-alpine glaciers.
26th Dec '16 5:55:12 PM PaulA
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* ''Film/FlashGordon'' (1980). Two of the moons of Mongo fit this trope. Arboria is a Jungle/Swamp Planet and Frigia is described as an Ice Planet.
** And all of these and Mongo appear to be Island Planets floating inside a weird, glowing nebula-like thing with a vortex as an entryway. It's not a conventional solar system as we would know it.

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* ''Film/FlashGordon'' (1980). ''Film/{{Flash Gordon|1980}}'': Two of the moons of Mongo fit this trope. Arboria is a Jungle/Swamp Planet and Frigia is described as an Ice Planet.
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Planet. And all of these and Mongo appear to be Island Planets floating inside a weird, glowing nebula-like thing with a vortex as an entryway. It's not a conventional solar system as we would know it.



* In the old ''WesternAnimation/FlashGordon'' animated series, this trope was averted (as in the comic strip that was the inspiration for it) by Mongo, which actually boasts a wide variety of habitable environments ranging from polar ice to tropical jungle, passing through various shades of desert and temperate forest in between, along with underground labyrinths.

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* In the old ''WesternAnimation/FlashGordon'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Flash Gordon|1979}}'' animated series, this trope was averted (as in the comic strip that was the inspiration for it) by Mongo, which actually boasts a wide variety of habitable environments ranging from polar ice to tropical jungle, passing through various shades of desert and temperate forest in between, along with underground labyrinths.
16th Dec '16 1:56:47 PM Xtifr
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* Although JerryPournelle famously parodied this trope with the phrase "It was raining on Mongo that morning", the original planet Mongo in the old ''ComicStrip/FlashGordon'' comics is actually an aversion. It's specifically Earth-like, in that humans and near-humans can live comfortably there indefinitely without life support systems, which means it should be expected to have the full variety of potential environments as Earth...and it ''does''. Jungles, forests, deserts, glaciers, etc. It's not a bad example of a relatively realistic habitable world, in ''some'' ways.

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* Although JerryPournelle Creator/JerryPournelle famously parodied this trope with the phrase "It was raining on Mongo that morning", the original planet Mongo in the old ''ComicStrip/FlashGordon'' comics is actually an aversion. It's specifically Earth-like, in that humans and near-humans can live comfortably there indefinitely without life support systems, which means it should be expected to have the full variety of potential environments as Earth...and it ''does''. Jungles, forests, deserts, glaciers, etc. It's not a bad example of a relatively realistic habitable world, in ''some'' ways.
9th Dec '16 9:17:16 AM etmoonshade
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* [[SlippySlideyIceWorld Ice Planets]] -- Planets whose entire surfaces look like Greenland glaciers. Somewhat [[JustifiedTrope justified]], as there actually are frozen-over planets and moons (for example, several moons of Jupiter and Saturn). Planets that normally have large oceans (like Earth) can look like this during a ''really deep'' Ice Age, and paleontologists believe that this may have happened to Earth in the past in a controversial scenario known as "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snowball_Earth Snowball Earth]]". The obvious question on an Ice planet is how it sustains life if there are so few plants to provide oxygen and a food chain; this paradox can be somewhat solved by allowing for a narrow equatorial band warm enough to support plant life, or by limiting life to the sea and having the food chain be based on geothermal energy/chemosynthesis (i.e. how we think life on Europa would work). It's interesting to note that the Saturn's Moon Titan, while being an "Ice Planet" of −179.2 °C, seems to be in every way just as dynamic and varied a planet as the Earth[[note]Just with liquid hydrocarbons instead of water and ice as solid as rock instead of water[[/note]].

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* [[SlippySlideyIceWorld Ice Planets]] -- Planets whose entire surfaces look like Greenland glaciers. Somewhat [[JustifiedTrope justified]], as there actually are frozen-over planets and moons (for example, several moons of Jupiter and Saturn). Planets that normally have large oceans (like Earth) can look like this during a ''really deep'' Ice Age, and paleontologists believe that this may have happened to Earth in the past in a controversial scenario known as "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snowball_Earth Snowball Earth]]". The obvious question on an Ice planet is how it sustains life if there are so few plants to provide oxygen and a food chain; this paradox can be somewhat solved by allowing for a narrow equatorial band warm enough to support plant life, or by limiting life to the sea and having the food chain be based on geothermal energy/chemosynthesis (i.e. how we think life on Europa would work). It's interesting to note that the Saturn's Moon Titan, while being an "Ice Planet" of −179.2 °C, seems to be in every way just as dynamic and varied a planet as the Earth[[note]Just Earth[[note]]Just with liquid hydrocarbons instead of water and ice as solid as rock instead of water[[/note]].
5th Dec '16 4:06:04 PM MyFinalEdits
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* ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy'' has plenty of Single Biome bodies, in single biome ''galaxies''. You've got the Good Egg Galaxy, which has a planet of each elemental type, Melty Molten Galaxy which is all lava planets, Beach Bowl/Drip Drop/Bonefin Galaxy which is all water planets and quite a few more strange single biome ones including a haunted house galaxy (Ghostly Galaxy), HailFirePeaks (Freezeflame Galaxy), two battlestation themed galaxies/planets (Battlerock and Dreadnought Galaxies), a LevelAte galaxy (Sweet Sweet Galaxy), and one where all the planets are autumn themed. This also applies to the levels of ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy2'', of which there are even more per world.

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* ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy'' has plenty of Single Biome bodies, in single biome ''galaxies''. You've got the Good Egg Galaxy, which has a planet of each elemental type, Melty Molten Galaxy which is all lava planets, Beach Bowl/Drip Drop/Bonefin Galaxy which is all water planets and quite a few more strange single biome ones including a haunted house galaxy (Ghostly Galaxy), HailFirePeaks HailfirePeaks (Freezeflame Galaxy), two battlestation themed galaxies/planets (Battlerock and Dreadnought Galaxies), a LevelAte galaxy (Sweet Sweet Galaxy), and one where all the planets are autumn themed. This also applies to the levels of ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy2'', of which there are even more per world.
5th Dec '16 3:21:04 PM JoeMerl
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* In ''Anime/GargantiaOnTheVerdurousPlanet,'' [[EarthThatWasBetterBefore Earth]] experienced an ice age a while back, and once it ended the world became a gigantic ocean. All the remaining humans live in ships that sail around in massive fleets; they power their ships by seeking out "ocean galaxies," huge swarms of bioelectric creatures [[spoiler:that are actually solar-powered nanomachines]].


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** Leera is almost entirely water, with one small continent. The inhabitants are frog-like aliens who spend most of the time underwater; they use to lay their eggs on land, but modern technology makes that unnecessary, which is why they don't mind [[StuffBlowingUp blowing it the hell up]] in their war with the Yeerks.
20th Nov '16 5:28:02 AM ScorpiusOB1
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* [[SlippySlideyIceWorld Ice Planets]] -- Planets whose entire surfaces look like Greenland glaciers. Somewhat [[JustifiedTrope justified]], as there actually are frozen-over planets and moons (for example, several moons of Jupiter and Saturn). Planets that normally have large oceans (like Earth) can look like this during a ''really deep'' Ice Age, and paleontologists believe that this may have happened to Earth in the past in a controversial scenario known as "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snowball_Earth Snowball Earth]]". The obvious question on an Ice planet is how it sustains life if there are so few plants to provide oxygen and a food chain; this paradox can be somewhat solved by allowing for a narrow equatorial band warm enough to support plant life, or by limiting life to the sea and having the food chain be based on geothermal energy/chemosynthesis (i.e. how we think life on Europa would work). It's interesting to note that the Saturn's Moon Titan, while being an "Ice Planet" of −179.2 °C, seems to be in every way just as dynamic and varied a planet as the Earth.

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* [[SlippySlideyIceWorld Ice Planets]] -- Planets whose entire surfaces look like Greenland glaciers. Somewhat [[JustifiedTrope justified]], as there actually are frozen-over planets and moons (for example, several moons of Jupiter and Saturn). Planets that normally have large oceans (like Earth) can look like this during a ''really deep'' Ice Age, and paleontologists believe that this may have happened to Earth in the past in a controversial scenario known as "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snowball_Earth Snowball Earth]]". The obvious question on an Ice planet is how it sustains life if there are so few plants to provide oxygen and a food chain; this paradox can be somewhat solved by allowing for a narrow equatorial band warm enough to support plant life, or by limiting life to the sea and having the food chain be based on geothermal energy/chemosynthesis (i.e. how we think life on Europa would work). It's interesting to note that the Saturn's Moon Titan, while being an "Ice Planet" of −179.2 °C, seems to be in every way just as dynamic and varied a planet as the Earth.Earth[[note]Just with liquid hydrocarbons instead of water and ice as solid as rock instead of water[[/note]].
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