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4th Aug '16 1:11:14 PM LordGro
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* Literature/TheVinlandSagas: There are many enthusiastic descriptions of Vinland's natural resources, such as wild-grown wheat, grapes, streams with plenty of fish, no frost or snow in winter, and forests full of game for hunting and timber for building. At Leif's Huts, there is salmon "larger than they had ever seen before" (''The Greenlanders''); at Straumsey, there are "so many birds there that they could hardly walk without stepping on eggs" (''Erik the Red''). When Leif and his companions drink the dew of Vinland right after making land, they "thought they had never tasted anything as sweet" (''The Greenlanders''). ''Erik the Red'' also asserts that Leif found Vinland accidentally when he was sailing to Greenland with a mission from the king of Norway to preach Christianity there; this and the combined mention of wheat and grapes--which are used to make bread and wine, i.e. the food used in the Eucharist--suggest between the lines that maybe the discovery of Vinland was according to some divine plan. Vinland is not a perfect paradise, though: In ''Erik the Red'' Thorfinn and his party suffer famine during their first winter in Vinland because their preparations were insufficient, and the natives fight back and kill Thorvald Eriksson and Thorbrand Snorrason.
30th May '16 9:16:46 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Paradise (Rakuen) in ''WolfsRain'' is apparently real. Nobody seems to know what it's like, only that it's desirable to get there.

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* Paradise (Rakuen) in ''WolfsRain'' ''Anime/WolfsRain'' is apparently real. Nobody seems to know what it's like, only that it's desirable to get there.
15th May '16 3:34:34 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''FinalFantasyCrystalChroniclesMyLifeAsAKing'' contains another promised land with the name "The Promised Land" Imaginative bunch, aren't they?

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* ''FinalFantasyCrystalChroniclesMyLifeAsAKing'' ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyCrystalChroniclesMyLifeAsAKing'' contains another promised land with the name "The Promised Land" Imaginative bunch, aren't they?



* In ''KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'', the people forced to live in the Taris Undercity have a legend about a Promised Land where life will be better. You can help them learn the location of the Promised Land, or give the clues to a slimy merchant who's perfectly content with the way things are.

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* In ''KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'', ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'', the people forced to live in the Taris Undercity have a legend about a Promised Land where life will be better. You can help them learn the location of the Promised Land, or give the clues to a slimy merchant who's perfectly content with the way things are.



* ''SidMeiersAlphaCentauri'': Some of the factions consider Planet to be this, especially when you compare it to what Earth ended up turning into before the game begins. The [[ChurchMilitant Lord's Believers]] actively refer to it as such, and get an environmental penalty as a result (hey, if it's the Promised Land, why worry about treating the native life right?).

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* ''SidMeiersAlphaCentauri'': ''VideoGame/SidMeiersAlphaCentauri'': Some of the factions consider Planet to be this, especially when you compare it to what Earth ended up turning into before the game begins. The [[ChurchMilitant Lord's Believers]] actively refer to it as such, and get an environmental penalty as a result (hey, if it's the Promised Land, why worry about treating the native life right?).



* Satellite in ''PhantasyStarIII'', where Ayn's generation go to resettle after Shushoran and Cille are attacked by cyborg armies. [[spoiler:Satellite turns out to be a Crappy Promised Land. It's the headquarters of the chapter's BigBad. Ayn can settle his people there afterwards and remain as their leader, but if he does, Siren will attack and destroy it 17 years later, killing all the survivors who went with him.]]

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* Satellite in ''PhantasyStarIII'', ''VideoGame/PhantasyStarIII'', where Ayn's generation go to resettle after Shushoran and Cille are attacked by cyborg armies. [[spoiler:Satellite turns out to be a Crappy Promised Land. It's the headquarters of the chapter's BigBad. Ayn can settle his people there afterwards and remain as their leader, but if he does, Siren will attack and destroy it 17 years later, killing all the survivors who went with him.]]
4th May '16 12:54:52 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'': The Golden Land can act like this, depending on which [=EP=]. The catch: resurrecting Beatrice, done by having about a dozen people killed in as horrific a manner as possible. [[spoiler:Except from a mundane perspective, it really just refers to the place where Kinzo's gold is hidden.]]

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* ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'': ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'': The Golden Land can act like this, depending on which [=EP=]. The catch: resurrecting Beatrice, done by having about a dozen people killed in as horrific a manner as possible. [[spoiler:Except from a mundane perspective, it really just refers to the place where Kinzo's gold is hidden.]]
13th Apr '16 10:43:05 AM IstamVitamDeploravi
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* All three games in the "VideoGame/Patapon" series have the title people on a search for Earthend, their Promised Land.

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* All three games in the "VideoGame/Patapon" ''VideoGame/Patapon'' series have the title people on a search for Earthend, their Promised Land.
13th Apr '16 10:42:08 AM IstamVitamDeploravi
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* All three games in the "VideoGame/Patapon" series have the title people on a search for Earthend, their Promised Land.
16th Feb '16 8:44:03 AM Dravencour
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* '''No Promised Land:''' The Promised Land never really existed, or if it did exist, it is nothing but a shell (or even less) of its former glory. Here, the Promised Land was just a myth, perhaps created to give people hope of a possible better life, or from a misunderstood or distorted legend of the past. Sometimes, even more cynically, the idea of the Promised Land is a lie, meant to control people with a false promise of better times with the price of submitting under a cruel rule.

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* '''No Promised Land:''' The Promised Land never really existed, or if it did exist, it is nothing but a shell (or even less) of its former glory. Here, the Promised Land was just a myth, perhaps created to give people hope of a possible better life, or from a misunderstood or distorted legend of the past. Sometimes, even more cynically, the idea of the Promised Land is a lie, meant deliberately concocted in order to control people with a false promise of better times with the price of submitting under a cruel rule.
22nd Jan '16 2:43:37 PM Nithael
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* On ''Series/{{The 100}}'', people from TheArk and Mount Weather view the Earth's surface as their beautiful, ancestral home that they must one day return to; on the Ark, returning to the Ground is actually part of their religion. Living in crowded space stations and underground bunkers will do that to people. Too bad there are already people living on the Ground who [[OccupiersOutOfOurCountry don't take kindly to invaders showing up.]]

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* On ''Series/{{The 100}}'', people 100}}'':
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from TheArk and Mount Weather view the Earth's surface as their beautiful, ancestral home that they must one day return to; on the Ark, returning to the Ground is actually part of their religion. Living in crowded space stations and underground bunkers will do that to people. Too bad there are already people living on the Ground who [[OccupiersOutOfOurCountry don't take kindly to invaders showing up.]]
16th Jan '16 1:57:23 PM RavenWilder
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* On ''Series/{{The 100}}'', people from TheArk and Mount Weather view the Earth's surface as their beautiful, ancestral home that they must one day return to; on the Ark, returning to the Ground is actually part of their religion. Living in crowded space stations and underground bunkers will do that to people. Too bad there are already people living on the Ground who [[OccupiersOutOfOurCountry don't take kindly to invaders showing up.]]
** In Season 2, the City of Light is this for many people traveling across the Dead Zone, including Jaha and his followers. The reality is much stranger and more sinister than they realized, though Murphy seems content to take the underground bachelor pad full of food and booze he stumbled across as his personal Promised Land.
12th Jan '16 6:19:15 PM nombretomado
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* Erinn, the setting of ''{{Mabinogi}}'', is seen as one of these in the DarkerAndEdgier prequel, ''{{Vindictus}}'', and is very much an Unreachable Promised Land, what with the war against the Fomors in order to reach it. [[spoiler:By the time Erinn actually does get reached, several quite sympathetic characters have been corrupted, killed off or both, the biggest Badass of the entire game has become the BigBad, and sweet and adorable Tieve has become Morrighan herself]].
* RuneScape has Yu'biusk, the goblin homeland. It's supposedly a green land of happiness and tranquility, where all goblins can live together in harmony, but when the player gets there, what's left of it is barren rock and toxic sludge, completely inhabitable.

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* Erinn, the setting of ''{{Mabinogi}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Mabinogi}}'', is seen as one of these in the DarkerAndEdgier prequel, ''{{Vindictus}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Vindictus}}'', and is very much an Unreachable Promised Land, what with the war against the Fomors in order to reach it. [[spoiler:By the time Erinn actually does get reached, several quite sympathetic characters have been corrupted, killed off or both, the biggest Badass of the entire game has become the BigBad, and sweet and adorable Tieve has become Morrighan herself]].
* RuneScape ''VideoGame/RuneScape'' has Yu'biusk, the goblin homeland. It's supposedly a green land of happiness and tranquility, where all goblins can live together in harmony, but when the player gets there, what's left of it is barren rock and toxic sludge, completely inhabitable.
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