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11th Sep '17 11:26:39 AM PistolsAtDawn
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If [[Film/ThisIslandEarth Earth]] is one of these, there's a [[GravityIsAHarshMistress good chance]] it's TurtlesAllTheWayDown.

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If [[Film/ThisIslandEarth Earth]] is one of these, there's a [[GravityIsAHarshMistress good chance]] it's TurtlesAllTheWayDown.
TurtlesAllTheWayDown. If it's a ''dead'' turtle, it's a GiantCorpseWorld.
21st Aug '17 12:03:35 PM CosmicFerret
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* Happens in the first of the 1990s ''{{Gamera}}'' movies.

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* %%* Happens in the first of the 1990s ''{{Gamera}}'' movies.''Film/GameraGuardianOfTheUniverse''.
14th Aug '17 11:23:21 AM Theriocephalus
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* In ''Fanfic/{{Pokedex}}'', Torterra are mentioned to have been mistaken for islands before when they grow large enough and hibernate. [[spoiler:It turns out that Sinnoh itself is a Torterra.]]
* ''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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* In ''Fanfic/{{Pokedex}}'', Torterra are mentioned to have been mistaken for islands before when they grow large enough and hibernate. They usually get mistaken for hills or other parts of the landscape, but they are also noted to be naturally buoyant and good swimmers, and as such it's common for a sleeping Torterra adrift at sea to be mistaken for an island. [[spoiler:It turns out that Sinnoh itself is a Torterra.Torterra of tremendous size.]]
* The ''Doctor Who'' fanfic [[https://www.''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10323365/1/Monster-Island ''Monster Island'']] Monster Island]]'' has an island called Monster Island which turns out to be a shapeshifting alien monster, one of the Volmiy-Shapebeasts.



* Taken to extremes in ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'': the Great A'tuin the star turtle carries four less-giant elephants on its back, who in turn carry the Discworld itself on their backs, and swims through space. A Turtle Planet, if you like.

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* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'':
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Taken to extremes in ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'': the with Great A'tuin the A'tuin, a space-traveling star turtle that carries four less-giant elephants on its back, who in turn carry the Discworld itself on their backs, and swims through space.backs. A Turtle Planet, if you like.



* ''TableTopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'' has the Aspidochelone as a high level monster; absolutely massive whales, often more than 500ft across, with rocky hides, they spend most of their lives hibernating between periods of ravenous hunger where they'll consume so much sea life - from schools of fish to giant sea monsters to ships - that they'll devastate the ecosystem for leagues around. While they sleep, dense jungle develops on their back.

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* ''TableTopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'' has the Aspidochelone as a high level monster; absolutely massive whales, often more than 500ft across, with rocky hides, they spend most of their lives hibernating between periods of ravenous hunger where they'll consume so much sea life - -- from schools of fish to giant sea monsters to ships - -- that they'll devastate the ecosystem for leagues around. While they sleep, dense jungle develops on their back.



* In ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'', the "Turtwig" evolutionary family (Torterra especially) is based on the world-on-a-turtle mythology. [[Fanfic/{{Pokedex}} This fanfic]] posits that ''Sinnoh'' is one huge Torterra.

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* In ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'', the "Turtwig" Turtwig evolutionary family (Torterra especially) is based on the world-on-a-turtle mythology. [[Fanfic/{{Pokedex}} This fanfic]] posits that ''Sinnoh'' Turtwig itself is one huge Torterra.just a large turtle with a leafy twig growing on its head, Grotle is a man-sized with two bushes growing on its back, and Torterra is an enormous turtle whose shell bears a full-sized tree and a trio of spikes reminiscent of mountains.
5th Aug '17 6:32:42 AM Sniccups
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* In ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'', the "Turtwig" evolutionary family (Torterra especially) is based on the world-on-a-turtle mythology. [[Fanfic/Pokedex This fanfic]] posits that ''Sinnoh'' is one huge Torterra.

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* In ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'', the "Turtwig" evolutionary family (Torterra especially) is based on the world-on-a-turtle mythology. [[Fanfic/Pokedex [[Fanfic/{{Pokedex}} This fanfic]] posits that ''Sinnoh'' is one huge Torterra.
5th Aug '17 6:27:39 AM Sniccups
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* In ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'', the "Turtwig" evolutionary family (Torterra especially) is based on the world-on-a-turtle mythology. [[Fanfic/Pokedex This fanfic] ]posits that ''Sinnoh'' is one huge Torterra.

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* In ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'', the "Turtwig" evolutionary family (Torterra especially) is based on the world-on-a-turtle mythology. [[Fanfic/Pokedex This fanfic] ]posits fanfic]] posits that ''Sinnoh'' is one huge Torterra.
5th Aug '17 6:25:51 AM Sniccups
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* In ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'', the "Turtwig" evolutionary family (Torterra especially) is based on the world-on-a-turtle mythology.

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* In ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'', the "Turtwig" evolutionary family (Torterra especially) is based on the world-on-a-turtle mythology. [[Fanfic/Pokedex This fanfic] ]posits that ''Sinnoh'' is one huge Torterra.
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
ThatsNoMoon.






* 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.
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