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19th Mar '17 4:28:20 PM Doug86
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* The desert world of Tallarn in TabletopGame/Warhammer40K. Strangely enough, it ''isn't'' a DeathWorld: its entire surface is desert but there are great underground cities, with their armies all Film/LawrenceOfArabia clones.

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* The desert world of Tallarn in TabletopGame/Warhammer40K.''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000''. Strangely enough, it ''isn't'' a DeathWorld: its entire surface is desert but there are great underground cities, with their armies all Film/LawrenceOfArabia clones.
12th Mar '17 4:28:23 PM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Dorne's otherwise inhospitable geography played a key role in its maintaining a measure of autonomy.
5th Mar '17 4:32:39 PM nombretomado
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* {{Exploited}} by [[ClintEastwood Blondie]] in ''Film/TheGoodTheBadAndTheUgly'' when he abandoned Tuco in the desert. He managed to survive the ordeal and then found Blondie to give him ATasteOfTheirOwnMedicine.
* In another Creator/ClintEastwood movie ''The Eiger Sanction'', his character gets revenge on an old enemy by driving him out into the desert and abandoning him to die of thirst.

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* {{Exploited}} by [[ClintEastwood [[Creator/ClintEastwood Blondie]] in ''Film/TheGoodTheBadAndTheUgly'' when he abandoned Tuco in the desert. He managed to survive the ordeal and then found Blondie to give him ATasteOfTheirOwnMedicine.
* In another the Creator/ClintEastwood movie ''The Eiger Sanction'', his character gets revenge on an old enemy by driving him out into the desert and abandoning him to die of thirst.
26th Feb '17 4:52:37 PM nombretomado
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* The desert world of Tallarn in TabletopGame/Warhammer40K. Strangely enough, it ''isn't'' a DeathWorld: its entire surface is desert but there are great underground cities, with their armies all LawrenceOfArabia clones.

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* The desert world of Tallarn in TabletopGame/Warhammer40K. Strangely enough, it ''isn't'' a DeathWorld: its entire surface is desert but there are great underground cities, with their armies all LawrenceOfArabia Film/LawrenceOfArabia clones.
16th Feb '17 12:03:49 PM Aggron9988
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16th Feb '17 12:03:12 PM Aggron9988
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* In ''Webcomic/ChampionsOfFaraus'', a good part of the country of Gar'el is this.
28th Jan '17 4:41:51 PM CumbersomeTercel
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** In its most desolate regions the Atacama is allegedly ''sterile'', as not even bacteria can survive there. When the TopGear boys crossed the Atacama on a road trip, Jeremy Clarkson mentioned this - primarily to illustrate that co-host Richard Hammond was currently the smallest organism within a hundred miles.

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** In its most desolate regions the Atacama is allegedly ''sterile'', as not even bacteria can survive there. When the TopGear ''Series/TopGear'' boys crossed the Atacama on a road trip, Jeremy Clarkson mentioned this - primarily to illustrate that co-host Richard Hammond was currently the smallest organism within a hundred miles.
10th Dec '16 6:28:54 PM nombretomado
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* In Creator/RobertEHoward's "The Slithering Sands", ConanTheBarbarian knows that the desert will kill him within a day, and strongly considers a MercyKill for the girl with him.

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* In Creator/RobertEHoward's "The Slithering Sands", ConanTheBarbarian Literature/ConanTheBarbarian knows that the desert will kill him within a day, and strongly considers a MercyKill for the girl with him.



* The Aiel Wastes in Robert Jordan's ''TheWheelOfTime'' series is one of the most hostile environments on the main continent. The only ones that are worse have been heavily tainted by the [[BigBad Dark One]].

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* The Aiel Wastes in Robert Jordan's ''TheWheelOfTime'' ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'' series is one of the most hostile environments on the main continent. The only ones that are worse have been heavily tainted by the [[BigBad Dark One]].
22nd Oct '16 1:45:07 PM Dutchtica
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* The Gerudo Desert in ''VideoGame/HyruleWarriors'', when the heroes play through it towards the end of the main campaign. The overheating can be combated by entering special keeps marked as an Oasis. The villains earlier, had no ill effects from the desert heat.
11th Oct '16 1:33:59 PM Dutchtica
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** Carried over to ''VideoGame/QuestForGloryIII'', which takes place in a Thirsty Savannah (and later a Thirsty Jungle), where the danger isn't dehydration from extreme heat, but from extreme ''humidity'' (which is just as lethal).
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