History Main / TheSavageSouth

24th Aug '16 9:40:51 PM nombretomado
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* TheBlackCompany spends most of the saga traveling from the north (which is the standard fantasy setting) to the south (India {{expy}}) down to their place of origin at the southernmost end of the continent... where things get really weird.
* In ''TheLordOfTheRings'', the land south of Gondor, called Harad, is considered savage land. Sauron musters an army from there.
** Note that Harad is ''huge'', covering all of what would in the real world be the Middle East (Near Harad) and Africa (Far Harad). There is at least one technologically and socially advanced kingdom in the Near Harad, although it's under Sauron's thumb. Next to nothing is known about the Far Harad, but what little is implies it to be a genuinely savage environment.

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* TheBlackCompany Literature/TheBlackCompany spends most of the saga traveling from the north (which is the standard fantasy setting) to the south (India {{expy}}) down to their place of origin at the southernmost end of the continent... where things get really weird.
* In ''TheLordOfTheRings'', the ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'':
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land south of Gondor, called Harad, is considered savage land. Sauron musters an army from there.
** Note
there. It is important to note that Harad is ''huge'', covering all of what would in the real world be the Middle East (Near Harad) and Africa (Far Harad). There is at least one technologically and socially advanced kingdom in the Near Harad, although it's under Sauron's thumb. Next to nothing is known about the Far Harad, but what little is implies it to be a genuinely savage environment.



* Similar to "Lord of the Rings" in "Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia" is Calormen, a land to the South of Narnia and Archenland, separated by a vast desert. It is inhabited by Calormenes, who practise slavery and have a large Empire. In "The Horse and his Boy" they try to conquer Archenland and in "The Last Battle" they launch an invasion of Narnia, [[spoiler:but this is stopped by TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt]].

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* Similar to "Lord ''The Lord of the Rings" Rings'' in "Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia" is Calormen, a land to the South of Narnia and Archenland, separated by a vast desert. It is inhabited by Calormenes, who practise slavery and have a large Empire. In "The Horse and his Boy" they try to conquer Archenland and in "The Last Battle" they launch an invasion of Narnia, [[spoiler:but this is stopped by TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt]].
24th Aug '16 8:32:53 PM dclark
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* Two of the southern-most regions in ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series are Elseweyr and Black Marsh. Elseweyr is a massive desert with some tropical jungles at the borders, home to CatFolk who have a not-undeserved reputation for stealing everything that isn't well-guarded. Black Marsh (aka Argonia) is exactly that, full of diseases, poisonous life forms, sentient trees, and the only native inhabitants are disease-resistant LizardFolk who can breathe underwater. Goodness knows how it was able to be conquered and added to TheEmpire in the first place, because when ''demons from hell'' began invading the world, the Black Marsh was the only place where they retreated in terror.

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* Two of the southern-most regions in ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series are Elseweyr and Black Marsh. Elseweyr is a massive desert with some tropical jungles at the borders, home to CatFolk who have a not-undeserved reputation for stealing everything that isn't well-guarded. Black Marsh (aka Argonia) is exactly that, full of diseases, poisonous life forms, sentient trees, and the only native inhabitants are disease-resistant LizardFolk who can breathe underwater. Goodness knows how it was able to be conquered and added to TheEmpire in the first place, because when ''demons from hell'' began invading the world, the Black Marsh was the only place where they retreated in terror.terror.
** Some sources note that the Imperial "conquest" of Black Marsh mostly involved occupying a few cities near the borders (i.e. "the ones humans can survive in") and declared victory. The Argonians apparently didn't care enough to raise any serious objections. Additionally, Tamriel has the island nation of Thras to the south of it, inhabited by the Sload. While the Sload aren't uncivilized, they are rather hostile to outsiders- their only significant interaction with Tamriel was creating a plague that nearly wiped it out.
30th Jul '16 6:07:01 PM nombretomado
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* According to DaveBarry, Florida in general and Miami in particular. According to him, Florida has a constant 200% humidity rate, teems with psychotically aggressive ants[[note]]this isn't even exaggerated - as a rule of thumb the hotter the climate the more aggressive the ant[[/note]], giant insects that want to jump into your mouth, and ''crabs'' that tear up your front lawn and attack you when you try to pick up the morning paper. And the "natives" are even worse - the Miami version of a good Samaritan responds to a carjacking by ''pulling out a gun and firing madly at the jacked car''. As for politics, the only thing that makes the endemic corruption bearable is how hilarious it is. Case in point: the then-U.S. attorney for the state's south district who responded to losing a legal case by going to a strip club and biting a stripper on the arm.

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* According to DaveBarry, Creator/DaveBarry, Florida in general and Miami in particular. According to him, Florida has a constant 200% humidity rate, teems with psychotically aggressive ants[[note]]this isn't even exaggerated - as a rule of thumb the hotter the climate the more aggressive the ant[[/note]], giant insects that want to jump into your mouth, and ''crabs'' that tear up your front lawn and attack you when you try to pick up the morning paper. And the "natives" are even worse - the Miami version of a good Samaritan responds to a carjacking by ''pulling out a gun and firing madly at the jacked car''. As for politics, the only thing that makes the endemic corruption bearable is how hilarious it is. Case in point: the then-U.S. attorney for the state's south district who responded to losing a legal case by going to a strip club and biting a stripper on the arm.
23rd Jul '16 11:32:21 AM nombretomado
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* [[LandDownUnder Australia]], [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/australia.html according to]] BadassOfTheWeek.

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* [[LandDownUnder Australia]], [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/australia.html according to]] BadassOfTheWeek.Website/BadassOfTheWeek.
9th Jul '16 1:34:59 PM nombretomado
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* Series/{{Community}} has a joke in it referring to Thailand as China's Mexico.

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* Series/{{Community}} ''Series/{{Community}}'' has a joke in it referring to Thailand as China's Mexico.



* ''Franchise/{{BIONICLE}}'': the southern half of the Matoran Universe are said to be so dangerous that not even [[BigBad Makuta]] goes there. These areas were never explored in-story.

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* ''Franchise/{{BIONICLE}}'': ''Toys/{{BIONICLE}}'': the southern half of the Matoran Universe are said to be so dangerous that not even [[BigBad Makuta]] goes there. These areas were never explored in-story.
20th May '16 6:13:16 PM Apoz
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A Supertrope of the DeepSouth (one of its {{Good Counterpart}}s), SouthOfTheBorder, DarkestAfrica, and LandDownUnder, sister trope to GrimUpNorth. If the South is looking decayed, misty and/or possibly undead, then it's SouthernGothic instead. Go even farther south, and you're in MysteriousAntarctica.

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A Supertrope of the DeepSouth (one of its {{Good Counterpart}}s), SouthOfTheBorder, DarkestAfrica, and LandDownUnder, sister trope to GrimUpNorth. If the South is looking decayed, misty and/or possibly undead, then it's SouthernGothic instead. Go even farther south, and you're in MysteriousAntarctica.
MysteriousAntarctica. See also NorthIsColdSouthIsHot.
27th Apr '16 1:59:05 AM erforce
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** ''Film/TheHillsHaveEyes''

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** ''Film/TheHillsHaveEyes''''Film/TheHillsHaveEyes1977''
21st Mar '16 5:02:03 AM gallium
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* ''Film/StarkLove'' portrays Appalachia as a savage and primitive region where men treat their women like beasts of burden and/or sex slaves.
7th Feb '16 8:07:02 PM nombretomado
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* The ''ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'' episode "The Gang Gets Trapped" actually portrays the Southern characters as pretty nice and reasonable, but the MainCharacters have different preconceptions.

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* The ''ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'' ''Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'' episode "The Gang Gets Trapped" actually portrays the Southern characters as pretty nice and reasonable, but the MainCharacters have different preconceptions.
8th Dec '15 8:04:34 PM PaulA
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* ''Radio/OurMissBrooks'': In "Safari O'Toole", the eponymous adventurer spends much of his time in the SavageSouth, DarkestAfrica in particular. [[spoiler: He's a fake, but a nice one, who's only trying to impress Mrs. Davis.]]

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* ''Radio/OurMissBrooks'': ''Series/OurMissBrooks'': In "Safari O'Toole", the eponymous adventurer spends much of his time in the SavageSouth, DarkestAfrica in particular. [[spoiler: He's [[spoiler:He's a fake, but a nice one, who's only trying to impress Mrs. Davis.]]
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