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21st Jun '18 1:39:47 PM wolftickets1969
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* ''VideoGame/{{Fe}}'' features a giant deer with trees growing on its legs and back. Later, the swamp area has what appears to be a large pulsating rock formation, [[ThatsNoMoon which is actually]] the unconscious [[SnakePeople serpent]] queen/mother.
8th May '18 3:46:10 PM eroock
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* In ''Anime/YuGiOhCapsuleMonsters'', the island the heroes first land on is the back of an island turtle.

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* In ''Anime/YuGiOhCapsuleMonsters'', the island the heroes first land on board without realizing is the back of an island turtle.



* Yet another giant turtle with an island on its back appears in ''Disney/AladdinAndTheKingOfThieves''.



* In the 1984 fantasy classic, ''Film/TheNeverendingStory'', there is a giant turtle Morla who lives in the Swamps of Sadness.

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* In the 1984 fantasy classic, ''Film/TheNeverendingStory'', there is a giant turtle Morla who lives in the Swamps of Sadness.Sadness and is first perceived by Atreyu to be a hill of some sort.



* ''Literature/TheNeverendingStory'': the wise Morla who lives in the Swamps of Sadness.

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* ''Literature/TheNeverendingStory'': the wise Morla who lives is disguised as a grassy hillock in the Swamps Swamp of Sadness.


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* J.R.R. Tolkein's poem "Fastitocalion" is about a giant sea-turtle who pretends to be an island; when people land on him, he waits until they start to get comfortable, then flips over and dives, drowning them.


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* In ''VideoGame/LunarTheSilverStar'', the party hears tales about a moving island, which turns out to be a [[TurtleIsland giant turtle]].
* The abundance of giant turtle-islands in mythology (and pop culture) is referenced with the ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' Torterra, which has a tree and a pair of small mountains on its back, and, while not island-sized, is large enough to be occasionally mistaken for a hill.
* ''Corruption of Champions'' has [[GiantWoman Venus]], a freshwater turtle woman who [[AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever grew and grew]] after demons started to pump toxic run off from their mountain factory into the lake. She grew so big that her shell looks like a small island [[GentleGiant though at this size she'd never try to hurt anyone]]. Being a [[PornWithPlot fetish RPG with a plot]] [[FetishFuel you can partake in sexual activities with her.]]
5th Apr '18 10:07:19 PM nombretomado
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* In ''MagiNation'', the underwater civilization of Orothe builds some of their cities on the backs of giant sea turtles, as seen [[http://bluefurok.com/BSImages/Giant_Parathin.jpg here]]. They're mostly mermaids and the turtles themselves usually stay submerged.

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* In ''MagiNation'', ''TabletopGame/MagiNation'', the underwater civilization of Orothe builds some of their cities on the backs of giant sea turtles, as seen [[http://bluefurok.com/BSImages/Giant_Parathin.jpg here]]. They're mostly mermaids and the turtles themselves usually stay submerged.
31st Mar '18 8:31:29 AM sgamer82
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** One also appears at the start of the series twelfth opening.

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** One also appears at the start of the series twelfth opening. The Straw Hats only realize this after having been playing on the island for some time and end up fleeing.
25th Jan '18 3:57:04 AM jormis29
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* The Literature/FightingFantasy book ''Seas of Blood'' contains a sleeping SeaMonster mistaken for an island. Essentially, its only purpose is to rob you of some crew members, as the pirates who are exploring the island when it wakes up all meet a watery death.

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* The Literature/FightingFantasy book ''Seas of Blood'' ''Literature/SeasOfBlood'' contains a sleeping SeaMonster mistaken for an island. Essentially, its only purpose is to rob you of some crew members, as the pirates who are exploring the island when it wakes up all meet a watery death.
2nd Jan '18 5:21:01 AM FarSider
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* In ''VideoGame/SonicAndTheSecretRings'', Levitated Ruin is set entirely in an [[GiantFlyer aerial version of this trope]]. The stage is a flock of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roc_(mythology) Rukhs]] in flight (though reimagined as manta rays), each carrying a roughly block-sized chunk of civilization on its back. Sonic travels from one Rukh to another through catapults, launchers, flying djinn that continue to inhabit the ruins, and well-timed leaps.

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* In ''VideoGame/SonicAndTheSecretRings'', Levitated Ruin is set entirely in an [[GiantFlyer aerial version of this trope]]. The stage is a flock of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roc_(mythology) Rukhs]] in flight (though reimagined as manta rays), each carrying a roughly block-sized chunk of civilization on its back. Sonic travels from one Rukh to another through catapults, launchers, flying djinn that continue to inhabit the ruins, and well-timed leaps.,



* ''[[VideoGame/{{Scribblenauts}} Scribblenauts Unlimited]]'' has Dot the Island, which has a village on it. You have to dive into the ocean below to see the turtle's head and fins.

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* ''[[VideoGame/{{Scribblenauts}} Scribblenauts Unlimited]]'' ''VideoGame/{{Scribblenauts}} Unlimited'' has Dot the Island, which has a village on it. You have to dive into the ocean below to see the turtle's head and fins.


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* Oretoises from the ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' series seem to grow bigger with each installment. The one from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXV'' is in the running for the largest Boss in the series. It was mistaken for a mountain for a long time, and it boasts over 5 million HP.
28th Dec '17 8:30:47 AM Cryoclaste
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* Indian (Subcontinent Indian, not Native American Indian) Mythology has it that the world is carried on the backs of four elephants which in turn are carried on the back of a turtle named Akupara. This was likely the inspiration for [[Literature/{{Discworld}} Great A'Tuin]] and [[{{Pokemon}} Torterra]].

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* Indian (Subcontinent Indian, not Native American Indian) Mythology has it that the world is carried on the backs of four elephants which in turn are carried on the back of a turtle named Akupara. This was likely the inspiration for [[Literature/{{Discworld}} Great A'Tuin]] and [[{{Pokemon}} [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Torterra]].
14th Dec '17 9:17:46 PM Theriocephalus
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Numenera}}'': The granthu, a titanic crustacean that lives deep beneath the sea to the west of the main setting. It's big enough that a good-sized city, Joira, has been built on, in and beneath its carapace. The FishPeople who inhabit it, who speak about the granthu like humans speak about the Earth, are firmly of the belief that the beast is not unique, and that there are more out there bearing their own cities on their backs.
26th Nov '17 4:10:15 PM Averagemoe
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* Videogame/Pirate101 has Maruzame castle. The game being set in a WorldInTheSky, it's a flying turtle, but it still only appears when summoned.
27th Oct '17 12:40:56 PM ZombieAladdin
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* In ''VideoGame/SonicAndTheSecretRings'', Levitated Ruin is set entirely in an [[GiantFlyer aerial version of this trope]]. The stage is a flock of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roc_(mythology) Rukhs]] in flight (though reimagined as manta rays), each carrying a roughly block-sized chunk of civilization on its back. Sonic travels from one Rukh to another through catapults, launchers, flying djinn that continue to inhabit the ruins, and well-timed leaps.
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