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20th Jun '18 5:04:35 PM arbane
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** The province of Mousillon in Bretonnia is a dreary swampland where most of the people died in a plague years ago, and the survivors spend their days catching frogs and snails, tending to skinny goats, rebuilding their homes or grave robbing. A lot of the dead don't even need help getting out o the grave. The previous lord of Mousillon was murderously insane and never pulled up the visor of his helmet for some reason. The rest of Bretonnia has pretty much abandoned the place.

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** The province of Mousillon in Bretonnia is a dreary swampland where most of the people died in a plague years ago, and the survivors spend their days catching frogs and snails, tending to skinny goats, rebuilding their homes or grave robbing. A lot of the dead don't even need help getting out o of the grave. The previous lord of Mousillon was murderously insane and never pulled up the visor of his helmet for some reason. The rest of Bretonnia has pretty much abandoned the place.
13th Jun '18 4:52:09 AM StFan
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-->-- ''Literature/{{Dracula}}'', Chapter 1.

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-->-- '''Jonathan Harker's Journal''', ''Literature/{{Dracula}}'', Chapter 1.
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* Named after a region (a collection of a lot of geo-political entities, in fact) of Literature/{{Discworld}} that is a parody of this trope, while simultaneously being a lot more true to the original than most examples. The name is a BilingualBonus; it's German for "above the forest", or alternatively, and possibly more true to some of its inhabitants' [[PuttingOnTheReich lifestyles]], akin to Nietzsche's 'Übermensch' meaning something like 'superior forest' -- in Latin, Transylvania.

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* Named after a region (a collection of a lot of geo-political entities, in fact) of Literature/{{Discworld}} that is a parody of this trope, while simultaneously being a lot more true to the original than most examples. The name is a BilingualBonus; it's German for "above the forest", or alternatively, and possibly more true to some of its inhabitants' [[PuttingOnTheReich lifestyles]], akin to Nietzsche's 'Übermensch' "Übermensch" meaning something like 'superior forest' "superior forest" -- in Latin, Transylvania.



---> 1. Don't go near a vampire's castle, no matter how bad the weather.
---> 2. Having gone near the castle, don't knock at the huge forbidding door.
---> 3. Having knocked at the huge forbidding door, don't accept the invitation from the strange man in black clothes to go inside.
---> 4. Having gone inside, don't go into the guest bedroom.
---> 5. Having gone into the guest bedroom, don't--whatever you do--sleep with the window open.
---> 6. Having slept with the window open, don't come runnin' to me to complain.
*** One old and particularly GenreSavvy vampire even {{lampshade|Hanging}}s his own lifestyle. He lives in Dontgonearthe Castle. (With typical tourist trap signs posted along the road: "Just 2 miles to Dontgonearthe Castle," "Last chance to not go near the castle," etc.)

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---> 1. Don't go near a vampire's castle, no matter how bad the weather.
--->
weather.\\
2. Having gone near the castle, don't knock at the huge forbidding door.
--->
door.\\
3. Having knocked at the huge forbidding door, don't accept the invitation from the strange man in black clothes to go inside.
--->
inside.\\
4. Having gone inside, don't go into the guest bedroom.
--->
bedroom.\\
5. Having gone into the guest bedroom, don't--whatever don't -- whatever you do--sleep do -- sleep with the window open.
--->
open.\\
6. Having slept with the window open, don't come runnin' to me to complain.
*** ** One old and particularly GenreSavvy vampire even {{lampshade|Hanging}}s his own lifestyle. He lives in Dontgonearthe Castle. (With typical tourist trap signs posted along the road: "Just 2 miles to Dontgonearthe Castle," "Last chance to not go near the castle," etc.)



* Ralph Cram gave us a rare Scandinavian example in "The Dead Valley." It can be read [[https://loa-shared.s3.amazonaws.com/static/pdf/Cram_Dead_Valley.pdf here]]. [[SchmuckBait Sweet dreams.]]

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* Ralph Cram gave us a rare Scandinavian example in "The Dead Valley." Valley". It can be read [[https://loa-shared.s3.amazonaws.com/static/pdf/Cram_Dead_Valley.pdf here]]. [[SchmuckBait Sweet dreams.]]



* Deliberately and glaringly averted in ''Literature/TheHistorian'' - it's a novel featuring Main/{{Dracula}} that deliberately tries to portray South-Eastern Europe and its culture realistically and in depth, instead of as a stereotyped evil fairyland.

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* Deliberately and glaringly averted in ''Literature/TheHistorian'' - -- it's a novel featuring Main/{{Dracula}} {{Dracula}} that deliberately tries to portray South-Eastern Europe and its culture realistically and in depth, instead of as a stereotyped evil fairyland.



* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''
** The Principality of Boldavia in ''TabletopGame/{{Mystara}}'', a province of [[TheMagocracy Glantri]] "rumored to" be rife with {{undead}}. "Boldavia is also a large producer of garlic..." Boldavia's ruler, Prince Morphail, received his undead status as a divine "gift", turned the local nobles into vampires and/or nosferatu, and then issued the Vampire Law which prohibits his vassals from converting non-nobles and killing while feeding. Things got a bit grimmer in Boldavia, but business goes on as usual. Some of the other wizards in Glantri know what Prince Morphail is, but they realize that if someone manages to destroy him -- and he's a [[TheArchmage top-ranked Glantrian]] -- ''all'' his undead magic-using spawn will become fully free-willed at once, and no one wants to see how ''that'' may end.

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* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''
''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'':
** The Principality of Boldavia in ''TabletopGame/{{Mystara}}'', a province of [[TheMagocracy Glantri]] "rumored to" be rife with {{undead}}. "Boldavia is also a large producer of garlic..." Boldavia's ruler, Prince Morphail, received his undead status as a divine "gift", turned the local nobles into vampires and/or nosferatu, and then issued the Vampire Law which prohibits his vassals from converting non-nobles and killing while feeding. Things got a bit grimmer in Boldavia, but business goes on as usual. Some of the other wizards in Glantri know what Prince Morphail is, but they realize that if someone manages to destroy him -- and he's a [[TheArchmage top-ranked Glantrian]] -- ''all'' his undead magic-using spawn will become fully free-willed at once, and no one no-one wants to see how ''that'' may end.



* One French-language [[SettingUpdate sci-fi version of]] ''{{Dracula}}'' had Wallachia as an independent superpower under Vlad Tepes, and it ''still'' seemed to fit the type, with wolves and ancient castles, etc.

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* One French-language [[SettingUpdate sci-fi version of]] ''{{Dracula}}'' had has Wallachia as an independent superpower under Vlad Tepes, and it ''still'' seemed to fit the type, with wolves and ancient castles, etc.



* ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft''

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* ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft''''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'':



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* In ''WebComic/TheAdventuresOfDrMcNinja'', in the story "Punch Dracula", Dr. [=McNinja=] has to go to Transylvania to hunt Dracula. Transylvania does all the Überwald clichés for a couple of comics until [[spoiler: Dracula blasts the Doctor with a giant laser and teleports him to the Moon where he really lives.]]

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* In ''WebComic/TheAdventuresOfDrMcNinja'', ''WebCcmic/TheAdventuresOfDrMcNinja'', in the story "Punch Dracula", Dr. [=McNinja=] has to go to Transylvania to hunt Dracula. Transylvania does all the Überwald clichés for a couple of comics until [[spoiler: Dracula [[spoiler:Dracula blasts the Doctor with a giant laser and teleports him to the Moon where he really lives.]]



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* The upcoming Forum/RPG, ''FanFic/GraveAcademy'''s ''whole'' 'verse is based on this, the eponymous academy being a HauntedCastle, and the students? Monsters; although it wasn't still confirmed whether or not it is set on our world.

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* The upcoming Forum/RPG, ''FanFic/GraveAcademy'''s ''Fanfic/GraveAcademy'''s ''whole'' 'verse is based on this, the eponymous academy being a HauntedCastle, and the students? Monsters; although it wasn't still confirmed whether or not it is set on our world.



* WesternAnimation/BugsBunny ends up at one in "Transylvania 6-5000," though he initially believes he is in Pittsburgh as a pun on Pennsylvania's name.

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* WesternAnimation/BugsBunny ends up at one in "Transylvania 6-5000," 6-5000", though he initially believes he is in Pittsburgh as a pun on Pennsylvania's name.



* Spoofed in ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' with the robot village of Thermostadt.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'':
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Spoofed in ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' with the robot village of Thermostadt.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'',

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':



* Morgana's family in ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'' lives in one, appropriately enough. The nearby villagers have access to not only TorchesAndPitchforks, but also firearms, tanks, and a good sized air force.

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* Morgana's family in ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'' lives in one, appropriately enough. The nearby villagers have access to not only TorchesAndPitchforks, but also firearms, tanks, and a good sized good-sized air force.



-->'''Narrator''': Transylvania. In reality, a modern province of Romania. But thanks to [[WhoWritesThisCrap lazy writing in this show]], a terrifying place populated by hunchback peasants and monsters!

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-->'''Narrator''': -->'''Narrator:''' Transylvania. In reality, a modern province of Romania. But thanks to [[WhoWritesThisCrap lazy writing in this show]], a terrifying place populated by hunchback peasants and monsters!



1st Jun '18 2:15:15 AM Vir
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* Videogame/Wizard101 has Darkmoor, complete with it being AlwaysNight there with a perpetual full moon.

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* Videogame/Wizard101 ''VideoGame/Wizard101'' has Darkmoor, complete with it being AlwaysNight there with a perpetual full moon.
5th Apr '18 7:40:18 AM annieholmes
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* Hello there, ''Theater/TanzDerVampire''. There's wolves, wilderness, an ancient castle, and the dangerous Count von Krolock.
29th Mar '18 1:53:22 AM jormis29
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* Episode "Who's Minding the Monster?" of ''WesternAnimation/TheNewScoobyDooMysteries'' has the team traveling to this trope's version of Transylvania where the local population is scared for the roaming of the Frankenstein Monster, reason why they end up working as babysitters for the Draculas in the Frankenstein Castle (although the RealLife Frankenstein Castle is in Germany, mind you). Also [[ChocolateBaby Dracula's son is a werewolf, not a vampire]], making this episode an example of Überwald, MonsterMash and CreepyFamily episode all together.

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* Episode "Who's Minding the Monster?" of ''WesternAnimation/TheNewScoobyDooMysteries'' ''WesternAnimation/TheNewScoobyAndScrappyDooShow'' has the team traveling to this trope's version of Transylvania where the local population is scared for the roaming of the Frankenstein Monster, reason why they end up working as babysitters for the Draculas in the Frankenstein Castle (although the RealLife Frankenstein Castle is in Germany, mind you). Also [[ChocolateBaby Dracula's son is a werewolf, not a vampire]], making this episode an example of Überwald, MonsterMash and CreepyFamily episode all together.
23rd Mar '18 8:35:40 PM Samx
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* ''VideoGame/BattalionWars'' has the Xylvania and its Iron Legions.
5th Mar '18 4:34:08 AM AirofMystery
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* ''Film/VanHelsing'', being mostly set in Transylvania, and parodying both Film/HammerHorror and Franchise/UniversalHorror.

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* ''Film/VanHelsing'', being mostly set in Transylvania, and parodying pastiching both Film/HammerHorror and Franchise/UniversalHorror.
29th Jan '18 12:37:03 AM DragonQuestZ
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-->'''Narrator''': Transylvania. In reality, a modern province of Romania. But thanks to [[SelfDeprecation lazy writing in this show]], a terrifying place populated by hunchback peasants and monsters!

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-->'''Narrator''': Transylvania. In reality, a modern province of Romania. But thanks to [[SelfDeprecation [[WhoWritesThisCrap lazy writing in this show]], a terrifying place populated by hunchback peasants and monsters!
29th Jan '18 12:31:36 AM DragonQuestZ
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** The much-reviled ''[[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=198083 Homelands]]'' expansion was also an Überwald-flavored set. The flavor of the set (which was very good) couldn't overcome the poor quality of the set's game mechanics, and it bombed. To this day, ''Homelands'' is remembered as "that set with the excellent setting but horrible cards."

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** The much-reviled ''[[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=198083 Homelands]]'' expansion was also an Überwald-flavored set. The flavor of the set (which was very good) couldn't overcome the poor quality of the set's game mechanics, and it bombed. To this day, ''Homelands'' is remembered as "that set with the excellent setting but horrible cards."
13th Dec '17 6:03:25 PM sarahispi
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* The town of Winden from Netflix original show ''Dark'' is next to one of these.

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* The town of Winden from Netflix original show ''Dark'' ''Series/Dark2017'' is next to one of these.
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