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26th Mar '18 4:36:50 AM KoshAndSheridan
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* ''Film/CapricornOne'': The three astronauts, [[spoiler: after escaping the compound they were transported to when the conspiracy to fake their Mars landing failed (and they would surely be killed to avoid exposing TheConspiracy), make their way through the Southwestern desert with practically no supplies after the plane they stole ran out of fuel. Cue the [[BlackHelicopter Black Helicopters]]....]]

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* ''Film/CapricornOne'': The three astronauts, [[spoiler: after escaping the compound they were transported to when the conspiracy to fake their Mars landing failed (and they would surely be killed to avoid exposing TheConspiracy), make their way through the Southwestern desert with practically no supplies after the plane they stole ran out of fuel. Cue the [[BlackHelicopter Black Helicopters]]....]]



* In Creator/StephenKing's ''Literature/TheStand'', Trashcan Man spends a lot of time gathering old weaponry from various bases and test ranges in the Nevada desert for Flagg. After weeks wandering the desert like that, he ends up described as severely sunburnt with skin blistering and peeling off, as well as somewhat irradiated from the materials he's transporting.

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* In Creator/StephenKing's ''Literature/TheStand'', Trashcan Man spends a lot of time gathering old weaponry from various bases and test ranges in the Nevada desert for Flagg. After weeks wandering the desert like that, he ends up described as severely sunburnt with skin blistering and peeling off, as well as somewhat irradiated from the materials he's transporting.
26th Mar '18 4:33:24 AM KoshAndSheridan
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* ''Film/CapricornOne'': The three astronauts, [[spoiler: after escaping the compound they were transported to when the conspiracy to fake their Mars landing failed (and they would surely be killed to avoid exposing TheConspiracy), make their way through the Southwestern desert with practically no supplies after the plane they stole ran out of fuel. Cue the [[BlackHelicopter Black Helicopters]]....]]
26th Mar '18 4:22:45 AM KoshAndSheridan
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* In Creator/StephenKing's ''The Stand'', Trashcan Man spends a lot of time gathering old weaponry from various bases and test ranges in the Nevada desert for Flagg. After weeks wandering the desert like that, he ends up described as severely sunburnt with skin blistering and peeling off, as well as somewhat irradiated from the materials he's transporting.

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* In Creator/StephenKing's ''The Stand'', ''Literature/TheStand'', Trashcan Man spends a lot of time gathering old weaponry from various bases and test ranges in the Nevada desert for Flagg. After weeks wandering the desert like that, he ends up described as severely sunburnt with skin blistering and peeling off, as well as somewhat irradiated from the materials he's transporting.
26th Mar '18 4:14:44 AM KoshAndSheridan
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* In Creator/StephenKing's "The Stand", Trashcan Man spends a lot of time gathering old weaponry from various bases and test ranges in the Nevada desert for Flagg. After weeks wandering the desert like that, he ends up described as severely sunburnt with skin blistering and peeling off, as well as somewhat irradiated from the materials he's transporting.

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* In Creator/StephenKing's "The Stand", ''The Stand'', Trashcan Man spends a lot of time gathering old weaponry from various bases and test ranges in the Nevada desert for Flagg. After weeks wandering the desert like that, he ends up described as severely sunburnt with skin blistering and peeling off, as well as somewhat irradiated from the materials he's transporting.
26th Mar '18 4:11:20 AM KoshAndSheridan
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** Liet being left to die there without a stillsuit (protective sweat-recycling gear) was particularly brutal.




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* In Creator/StephenKing's "The Stand", Trashcan Man spends a lot of time gathering old weaponry from various bases and test ranges in the Nevada desert for Flagg. After weeks wandering the desert like that, he ends up described as severely sunburnt with skin blistering and peeling off, as well as somewhat irradiated from the materials he's transporting.
26th Mar '18 4:01:28 AM KoshAndSheridan
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* Music/EddieMoney: "Give Me Some Water", about an outlaw fleeing through presumably desert country (either the US Southwest or Northern Mexico) after shooting a man on the Mexican border.
--> Smack that horse in the ass; with my last dying gasp my brother could hear me say
--> Give me some water 'cause I shot a man on the Mexican border
--> Cool, cool water
--> Give me some water
23rd Mar '18 12:57:08 PM MasterFuzzy
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* One appears in ''Series/OnceUponATime,'' that two slaves, newly escaped and desperate for water, are crossing. One grabs the Holy Grail, drinks from it, and dies. The second asks permission from the gods, and reverently takes a few small sips. Instead of dying, he is blessed with magic (and {{Immortality}}, though he doesn't yet realize), enough to make the wasteland into beautiful green countryside. His name? [[spoiler: Merlin]].
5th Mar '18 2:30:53 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* In ''Film/TheWayBack'', the protagonists are crossing the Gobi desert. [[spoiler:Two of them die of heat stroke and dehydration.]]

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* In ''Film/TheWayBack'', the protagonists MainCharacters are crossing the Gobi desert. [[spoiler:Two of them die of heat stroke and dehydration.]]



* The protagonists end up stuck in the middle of one in ''Literature/FiveWeeksInABalloon''. They end up borderline insane or catatonic and nearly dying, until they're saved at the last minute by a sandstorm which allows them to fly their balloon to greener pastures.

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* The protagonists MainCharacters end up stuck in the middle of one in ''Literature/FiveWeeksInABalloon''. They end up borderline insane or catatonic and nearly dying, until they're saved at the last minute by a sandstorm which allows them to fly their balloon to greener pastures.



* ''Literature/InDesertAndWilderness'' has one as the final obstacle for the protagonists to [[CrossingTheDesert overcome]].

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* ''Literature/InDesertAndWilderness'' has one as the final obstacle for the protagonists MainCharacters to [[CrossingTheDesert overcome]].
14th Feb '18 4:44:17 AM Rmpdc
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Analogously, this trope is to ShiftingSandLand as HungryJungle is to JungleJapes or LovecraftCountry is to HollywoodNewEngland - a nastier, more serious portrayal of the same region. See also CrossingTheDesert.

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Analogously, this trope is to ShiftingSandLand as HungryJungle is to JungleJapes or LovecraftCountry is to HollywoodNewEngland - a nastier, more serious portrayal of the same region. DesertWarfare involves fighting a war in one of these, and all the problems that apply here are now compounded by the presence of enemy soldiers. See also CrossingTheDesert.
8th Feb '18 1:01:31 PM Chabal2
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* Lamakan Desert in ''VideoGame/GoldenSun''. It's so hot there's a thermometer that appears during the entire trip with the [=PCs=] complaining about the heat at regular intervals, and letting it max out causes damage to everyone. Fortunately, there are oases hidden by mirages that reset the thermometer to zero, unfortunately most of them contain an AntlionMonster. Strangely enough, it's located in Weyard's equivalent of Asia, while the Suhalla desert in Weyard-Africa has no such issues.

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* Lamakan Desert in ''VideoGame/GoldenSun''. It's so hot there's a thermometer that appears during the entire trip with the [=PCs=] complaining about the heat at regular intervals, and letting it max out causes damage to everyone. Fortunately, there are oases hidden by mirages that reset the thermometer to zero, unfortunately most of them contain an AntlionMonster. Strangely enough, it's located in Weyard's equivalent of Asia, Asia (and thus the equivalent of the Taklamakan Desert), while the Suhalla desert in Weyard-Africa (Sahara) has no such issues.
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