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8th Nov '17 6:24:12 PM JoeMerl
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* The city of Houryou, in the Kingdom of En, from ''LightNovel/TheTwelveKingdoms'' also has many layers of walls, but in this case, is because of the constant population growth, as more people migrate to En from other kingdoms, the city constantly needs to expand more to accommodate them, and since the walls are needed to protect them from the monsters, they have to constantly be build with the expanding city

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* The city of Houryou, in the Kingdom of En, from ''LightNovel/TheTwelveKingdoms'' also has many layers of walls, but in this case, is because of the constant population growth, as more people migrate to En from other kingdoms, the city constantly needs to expand more to accommodate them, and since the walls are needed to protect them from the monsters, they have to constantly be build with the expanding citycity.
* In ''Anime/YukiYunaIsAHero,'' the setting is the island of Shikoku, which survives as its own country after a deadly virus struck the world hundreds of years ago; they were rescued by the [[WorldTree Shinju-sama]], which is now worshiped as a god. There's a wall around the country; if one goes beyond it, they discover [[spoiler:a hellish landscape filled with [[EldritchAbomination Vertexes]], which is what ''actually'' destroyed the rest of humanity]].
18th Oct '17 12:26:52 PM xcountryguy
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* In the oneshot manga ''Island'', by Komi Naoshi, the town the main characters live in is surrounded by a huge wall, much like a well. When the islanders turn 14, they are shown the truth- outside their island is nothing but a vast sea. [[spoiler: The islanders believe that all the land in the world sunk and thus all other countries were drowned, making it useless to go outside the island. It turns out that only the island sank, probably because of land subsidence and earthquakes.]]

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* In the oneshot manga ''Island'', by Komi Naoshi, the town the main characters live in is surrounded by a huge wall, much like a well. When the islanders turn 14, they are shown the truth- outside their island is nothing but a vast sea. [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The islanders believe that all the land in the world sunk and thus all other countries were drowned, making it useless to go outside the island. It turns out that only the island sank, probably because of land subsidence and earthquakes.]]



* ''ComicBook/SecretWars2015'': [[spoiler: After Dr. Doom cobbles together Battleworld from the remaining fragments of the multiverse, he sets up a wall ''made out of Ben Grimm'' to keep out uncontrollable monsters like the Marvel Zombies, Ultron, and Annihilus.]]

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* ''ComicBook/SecretWars2015'': [[spoiler: After [[spoiler:After Dr. Doom cobbles together Battleworld from the remaining fragments of the multiverse, he sets up a wall ''made out of Ben Grimm'' to keep out uncontrollable monsters like the Marvel Zombies, Ultron, and Annihilus.]]



* In the "Age of X" ''ComicBook/XMen'' storyline, there's a massive barrier keeping the bad guys out. Kitty phases through it once and finds out [[spoiler: there's nothing beyond it. It turns out the world isn't real, but made by a RealityWarper who is only good enough at this point to make a world that's only so big]].

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* In the "Age of X" ''ComicBook/XMen'' storyline, there's a massive barrier keeping the bad guys out. Kitty phases through it once and finds out [[spoiler: there's [[spoiler:there's nothing beyond it. It turns out the world isn't real, but made by a RealityWarper who is only good enough at this point to make a world that's only so big]].



* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfKells'', Abbot Cellach is obsessed with building a wall that will protect his monastery from Viking invasions. [[spoiler: It doesn't work.]] He is very strict with forbidding his charges from going outside, punishing young Brendan harshly when he disobeys.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfKells'', Abbot Cellach is obsessed with building a wall that will protect his monastery from Viking invasions. [[spoiler: It [[spoiler:It doesn't work.]] He is very strict with forbidding his charges from going outside, punishing young Brendan harshly when he disobeys.



* Creator/IanMcDonald's ''Out on Blue Six''--the city is surrounded by a giant Wall, and the protagonists explore to see what's on the other side. [[spoiler: Turns out--nothing but toxic waste.]]

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* Creator/IanMcDonald's ''Out on Blue Six''--the city is surrounded by a giant Wall, and the protagonists explore to see what's on the other side. [[spoiler: Turns [[spoiler:Turns out--nothing but toxic waste.]]



* Creator/TedChiang's ''Tower of Babylon'' is a speculative fiction short story where it's more of a ceiling [[spoiler: or floor]]. The vault of heaven is a literal stone roof to the universe, and the Babylonians have built a tower to talk to God, who they believe resides above it. [[spoiler: One of them makes it, only to emerge from a cavern deep in the Earth, back where he started--somewhat similar to the Clarke example above, the world loops back on itself.]] In another story, ''Exhalation'', the narrator mentions how he has "journeyed all the way to the edge of the world, and seen the solid chromium wall that extends from the ground up into the infinite sky."
* Marlen Haushofer's "The Wall" is about a woman one day waking up in a mountain valley with the whole valley suddenly surrounded by an invisible, impenetrable wall. With all life outside the wall apparently dead, the book deals with her trying to survive inside the valley. Wondering if she is the last human alive, she speculates about the origin of the wall, [[spoiler: which in the end is never revealed. She often thinks about trying to leave the valley, but can't bring herself to risk it. What happens to her in the end is left open to the reader.]]

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* Creator/TedChiang's ''Tower of Babylon'' is a speculative fiction short story where it's more of a ceiling [[spoiler: or [[spoiler:or floor]]. The vault of heaven is a literal stone roof to the universe, and the Babylonians have built a tower to talk to God, who they believe resides above it. [[spoiler: One [[spoiler:One of them makes it, only to emerge from a cavern deep in the Earth, back where he started--somewhat similar to the Clarke example above, the world loops back on itself.]] In another story, ''Exhalation'', the narrator mentions how he has "journeyed all the way to the edge of the world, and seen the solid chromium wall that extends from the ground up into the infinite sky."
* Marlen Haushofer's "The Wall" is about a woman one day waking up in a mountain valley with the whole valley suddenly surrounded by an invisible, impenetrable wall. With all life outside the wall apparently dead, the book deals with her trying to survive inside the valley. Wondering if she is the last human alive, she speculates about the origin of the wall, [[spoiler: which [[spoiler:which in the end is never revealed. She often thinks about trying to leave the valley, but can't bring herself to risk it. What happens to her in the end is left open to the reader.]]



* ''VideoGame/CustomRobo'' (the Gamecube version) has the humans live inside a domed city that isolates them from the post-apocalyptic world. The outside world is kept secret except to a select few. But [[spoiler: when you beat Rahu III, the final boss, it is revealed to everyone]].

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* ''VideoGame/CustomRobo'' (the Gamecube version) has the humans live inside a domed city that isolates them from the post-apocalyptic world. The outside world is kept secret except to a select few. But [[spoiler: when [[spoiler:when you beat Rahu III, the final boss, it is revealed to everyone]].



** Speaking of which, Koholint Island in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaLinksAwakening'' is an island in a vast ocean. Its inhabitants have not attempted to build any sailing vessel more advanced than a rivergoing raft, and most express surprise and disbelief at the notion that there ''is'' a world outside their island. [[spoiler: This is because the island and everyone and everything in it exist only in the dream of the Wind Fish.]]

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** Speaking of which, Koholint Island in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaLinksAwakening'' is an island in a vast ocean. Its inhabitants have not attempted to build any sailing vessel more advanced than a rivergoing raft, and most express surprise and disbelief at the notion that there ''is'' a world outside their island. [[spoiler: This [[spoiler:This is because the island and everyone and everything in it exist only in the dream of the Wind Fish.]]



* In ''VideoGame/TalesOfGraces'', the entire world of Ephinea is surrounded by the Aquasphere, an enormous bubble of water. The only thing that can been seen through the Aquasphere is Foselos, a ring of...actually, no one on Ephinea knows. [[spoiler: Foselos keeps the Aquasphere stable, and the reason there is an Aquasphere in the first place is to keep the people of Ephinea from seeing [[GhostPlanet Fodra.]]]] Notably, the trope is played with; while the Turtelz are somewhat curious as to what, exactly, Foselos is, only some people in the Amarcian Enclave seem to care about the Aquasphere, and it takes [[DitzyGenius Pascal]] messing around with a computer from the old Amarcian Enclave to even find the 'name' of the Aquasphere.

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* In ''VideoGame/TalesOfGraces'', the entire world of Ephinea is surrounded by the Aquasphere, an enormous bubble of water. The only thing that can been seen through the Aquasphere is Foselos, a ring of...actually, no one on Ephinea knows. [[spoiler: Foselos [[spoiler:Foselos keeps the Aquasphere stable, and the reason there is an Aquasphere in the first place is to keep the people of Ephinea from seeing [[GhostPlanet Fodra.]]]] Notably, the trope is played with; while the Turtelz are somewhat curious as to what, exactly, Foselos is, only some people in the Amarcian Enclave seem to care about the Aquasphere, and it takes [[DitzyGenius Pascal]] messing around with a computer from the old Amarcian Enclave to even find the 'name' of the Aquasphere.



* In ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'' the "Punyverse" turned out to be surrounded by a giant solid sphere, the inhabitants mostly didn't know that and thought it was an endless void inhabited by "void ghosts" that occasionally attacked (it was really wild shots reflecting off the sphere). Also [[spoiler: their entire universe was artificial.]]

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* In ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'' the "Punyverse" turned out to be surrounded by a giant solid sphere, the inhabitants mostly didn't know that and thought it was an endless void inhabited by "void ghosts" that occasionally attacked (it was really wild shots reflecting off the sphere). Also [[spoiler: their [[spoiler:their entire universe was artificial.]]



* Our whole ''universe'' in ''Literature/FineStructure'' is 'walled'. Nothing gets in or out. [[spoiler: It's actually a prison designed to keep Oul inside.]]

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* Our whole ''universe'' in ''Literature/FineStructure'' is 'walled'. Nothing gets in or out. [[spoiler: It's [[spoiler:It's actually a prison designed to keep Oul inside.]]
30th Sep '17 6:49:46 PM nombretomado
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* Our whole ''universe'' in ''FineStructure'' is 'walled'. Nothing gets in or out. [[spoiler: It's actually a prison designed to keep Oul inside.]]

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* Our whole ''universe'' in ''FineStructure'' ''Literature/FineStructure'' is 'walled'. Nothing gets in or out. [[spoiler: It's actually a prison designed to keep Oul inside.]]
24th Sep '17 12:47:29 AM kome360
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* ''VideoGame/SkiesOfArcadia'': The western half of the planet is surrounded by a giant maelstrom with the Empire in the eye of the storm. Survivors claim there are weird monsters in there, and most sailors believe the population of said monsters is endless, but there's an Asian-themed empire on the other side.
21st Aug '17 9:49:10 PM OriCat
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* ''Literature/{{Incarceron}}'', being a giant prison, is surrounded by massive steel walls.
9th Jul '17 7:13:57 AM EDP
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* The Veil (actually called a Wall in the original) in ''ComicBook/{{WITCH}}'' serves to keep a powerful evil, identified with [[BigBad Phobos]], on the world of Metamoor and keep the universe safe from him, with most people being able to get through the various portals but Phobos being apparently unable to. The Veil becomes unnecessary and is torn down once Phobos is captured and locked in the Tower of Mists.
6th Jul '17 8:47:58 AM IAmNotAFunguy
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* The land in ''VideoGame/XenobladeChroniclesX'' is an extra large island consisting of five major colonies surrounded by an endless ocean. The player is able to sail out onto the ocean but as soon as the land is no longer in view, the game produces an invisible wall and throws up a message that you cannot continue on.

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* The land in ''VideoGame/XenobladeChroniclesX'' is an extra large island consisting of five major colonies surrounded by an endless ocean. The player is able to swim or sail out onto the ocean but as soon as the land is no longer in view, the game produces an invisible wall and throws up a message that you cannot continue on.
6th Jul '17 8:45:50 AM IAmNotAFunguy
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* The land in ''VideoGame/XenobladeChroniclesX'' is an extra large island consisting of five major colonies surrounded by an endless ocean. The player is able to sell out onto the ocean but as soon as the land is no longer in view, the game produces an invisible wall and throws up a message that you cannot continue on.

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* The land in ''VideoGame/XenobladeChroniclesX'' is an extra large island consisting of five major colonies surrounded by an endless ocean. The player is able to sell sail out onto the ocean but as soon as the land is no longer in view, the game produces an invisible wall and throws up a message that you cannot continue on.
6th Jul '17 8:44:48 AM IAmNotAFunguy
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* The world of ''VideoGame/{{Xenoblade}}'' consists of two behemoths standing in an endless sea. If the characters reach the beaches at the bottom of the world and step into the sea, they lose HP rapidly until collapsing and winding up back on shore.
* The land in ''VideoGame/XenobladeChroniclesX'' is an extra large island consisting of five major colonies surrounded by an endless ocean. The player is able to sell out onto the ocean but as soon as the land is no longer in view, the game produces an invisible wall and throws up a message that you cannot continue on.
28th Jun '17 6:35:36 PM IAmNotAFunguy
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* In ''WesternAnimation/OverTheHedge'' the animals wake up in the spring to discover a huge hedge is now running through the middle of their forest, but the main plot of the film involves them finding a new housing community on the other side, and begin to use the humans that live there to their advantage.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/OverTheHedge'' the animals wake up in the spring to discover a huge hedge is now running through the middle of their forest, but the main plot of the film involves them finding a new housing community on the other side, and begin to use the humans that live there to their advantage.advantage to get their food.
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