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11th Jun '17 3:21:23 PM nombretomado
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If [[ThisIslandEarth Earth]] is one of these, there's a [[GravityIsAHarshMistress good chance]] it's TurtlesAllTheWayDown.

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If [[ThisIslandEarth [[Film/ThisIslandEarth Earth]] is one of these, there's a [[GravityIsAHarshMistress good chance]] it's TurtlesAllTheWayDown.



* ZooFights: [[spoiler: The Snapture became one after vol. 5.]]

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* ZooFights: ''Literature/{{Zoofights}}'': [[spoiler: The Snapture became one after vol. 5.]]
13th May '17 11:53:21 AM nombretomado
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* In the final levels of ''KatamariDamacy'', when rolling up the entire world your Katamari will grow large enough to start snatching up entire islands and landforms by the dozen. Some of the islands will actually try to ''run away'' from you -- not just because Katamari Damacy is [[WidgetSeries really]] [[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs weird]], it's also because those 'islands' are actually "Giant Sea Turtles".

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* In the final levels of ''KatamariDamacy'', ''VideoGame/KatamariDamacy'', when rolling up the entire world your Katamari will grow large enough to start snatching up entire islands and landforms by the dozen. Some of the islands will actually try to ''run away'' from you -- not just because Katamari Damacy is [[WidgetSeries really]] [[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs weird]], it's also because those 'islands' are actually "Giant Sea Turtles".
7th May '17 3:50:23 PM MeerkatMario
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''Not to be confused with [[WesternAnimation/TurtleIsland the 1995 animated series]].''
28th Apr '17 2:13:40 AM Arivne
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A subtrope of ThatsNoMoon

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A subtrope SubTrope of ThatsNoMoon
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* Several mythical creatures fill this role. Fastiocalon, Jasconius, Aspidochelone, and Zaratan. Depending on who's telling the story, it's either a turtle, a whale, a fish, or even a crab. Often in modern retellings, the creatures are all just one kind of island beast with multiple names.

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* Several mythical creatures fill this role. Fastiocalon, Jasconius, Aspidochelone, and Zaratan. Depending on who's telling the story, it's either a turtle, a whale, a fish, or even a crab. Often in modern retellings, the creatures are all just one kind of island beast with multiple names.names.
* ''Ares'' magazine issue #4, "Facts for Fantasy" section. Anglo-Saxon legend calls the whale "Fastitocalon", a creature the color of uncut stone that sometimes sleeps on the ocean surface. Sailors would moor their ships to and land on the "island", even building fires and eating. When the activity woke the whale it would dive underwater, taking the sailors and their ship to their doom.
28th Apr '17 2:05:13 AM Arivne
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* ''Wiki/SCPFoundation''
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-169 SCP-169 ("The Leviathan")]] is a sea creature 2,000-8,000 kilometers long that has spent at least the last few millenia just below the surface of the ocean. The rock-like plates protruding from it constitute an archipelago of islands.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1585 SCP-1585 ("Red Queen Island")]]. SCP-1585 is a giant jellyfish 544 meters across. It secretes calcium carbonate, which creates a rigid surface over the upper portion of its bell and causes it to appear to be an island. Many creatures and plants live on its top layer.
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* ''Wiki/SCPFoundation''
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-169 SCP-169 ("The Leviathan")]] is a sea creature 2,000-8,000 kilometers long that has spent at least the last few millenia just below the surface of the ocean. The rock-like plates protruding from it constitute an archipelago of islands.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1585 SCP-1585 ("Red Queen Island")]]. SCP-1585 is a giant jellyfish 544 meters across. It secretes calcium carbonate, which creates a rigid surface over the upper portion of its bell and causes it to appear to be an island. Many creatures and plants live on its top layer.
25th Apr '17 9:05:16 AM RockRaider
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheDeep'', the Nektons come upon one of these.
17th Apr '17 1:14:43 PM Morgenthaler
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* At least one of the ''GoldenAxe'' games has a village on the back of a giant turtle, and it actually swims across the sea as you make your way through the level.

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* At least one of the ''GoldenAxe'' ''VideoGame/GoldenAxe'' games has a village on the back of a giant turtle, and it actually swims across the sea as you make your way through the level.
10th Apr '17 4:56:02 PM DustSnitch
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* There's an extreme version of this in the pre-Islamic Arabian Mythology, in a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turtles_all_the_way_down turtles all the way down]] recursive cosmology sense. It's said that our world is located in the back of an angel of God, but he needs to step on a ruby so he wouldn't fall down. This ruby is small enough to be placed in the back of a bull called [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kujata_(mythology) Kujata]], who in turn is small enough to be placed in the back of a fish called ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bahamut Bahamut]]'' (now you know where that name came from). [[UpToEleven And Bahamut is also swimming in an astral ocean]]. It's said that the true sight of the fish is so overwhelming that freaking ''{{Jesus}}'' [[YouCannotGraspTheTrueForm fainted upon seeing a glance of it]].

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* There's an extreme version of this in the pre-Islamic Arabian Mythology, in a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turtles_all_the_way_down turtles all the way down]] recursive cosmology sense. It's said that our world is located in the back of an angel of God, but he needs to step on a ruby so he wouldn't fall down. This ruby is small enough to be placed in the back of a bull called [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kujata_(mythology) Kujata]], who in turn is small enough to be placed in the back of a fish called ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bahamut Bahamut]]'' (now you know where that name came from). [[UpToEleven And Bahamut is also swimming in an astral ocean]]. It's said that the true sight of the fish is so overwhelming that freaking ''{{Jesus}}'' ''UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}}'' [[YouCannotGraspTheTrueForm fainted upon seeing a glance of it]].
8th Feb '17 10:45:20 AM SparkyYoungUpstart
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* In ''Literature/TheReader2016'', Reed and his crew encounter one on their voyage to the end of the world.
12th Jan '17 10:55:49 AM MrThorfan64
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* ''Doctor Who'' fanfic [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10323365/1/Monster-Island ''Monster Island'']] has an island called Monster Island which turns out to be a shapeshifting alien monster, one of the Volmiy-Shapebeasts.
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