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13th Sep '16 3:58:03 AM Theriocephalus
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* The islands on the ''MagicTheGathering'' plane of [i]Kamigawa[/i] float and are surrounded by waterfalls.

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The islands on the ''MagicTheGathering'' plane of [i]Kamigawa[/i] Kamigawa float and are surrounded by waterfalls.
** The Theros block card [[http://magiccards.info/ths/en/73.html Voyage's End]] shows a waterfall into the abyss, presumably at the edge of the world, and a shipwrecked sailor about to be washed over.
--> Philosophers say those lost at sea [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence ascended to a more perfect realm]]. Sailors say they drowned.
13th Sep '16 3:51:39 AM Theriocephalus
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* Creator/TerryPratchett's ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' has the ocean falling off all sides of the Disc, but "[[{{Handwave}} arrangements are made]]" (it's probably quantum). There are even people who take advantage of this and have put a net around the edge (the "circumfence") to catch floating items for salvage.

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* Creator/TerryPratchett's ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' has the ocean falling off all sides of the Disc, but "[[{{Handwave}} arrangements are made]]" (it's probably quantum). There are even people who take advantage of this and have put a net around the edge (the "circumfence") to catch floating items for salvage.salvage ([[MadeASlave and floating sailors for slaves]]), and a species of birds that live just below the rim and feed entirely on random stuff that gets washed over the edge.
27th May '16 8:18:46 AM DaveE
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* In DC comic book ''WonderWoman'', Themyscira is a set of floating islands with waterfalls.

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* In DC comic book ''WonderWoman'', Themyscira is a set of floating islands with waterfalls.
waterfalls. Sometimes.
8th Oct '15 4:36:49 PM thatother1dude
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* In ''Manga/OnePiece'', during the Enies Lobby arc, the main judicial building Robin is being held in is on, Enies Lobby, is an [[FridgeLogic island hanging in the middle of an abyss by a narrow section of land far too frail to actually support it]]. The abyss is in the middle of the ocean, which drains eternally into this bottomless pit, as seen in the page picture.

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* In ''Manga/OnePiece'', during the Enies Lobby arc, the main judicial building Robin is being held in is on, Enies Lobby, is an [[FridgeLogic island [[{{Bizarrchitecture}} hanging in the middle of an abyss by a narrow section of land far too frail to actually support it]]. The abyss is in the middle of the ocean, which drains eternally into this bottomless pit, as seen in the page picture.
8th Oct '15 2:40:30 PM morenohijazo
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* In [=LevynLight=], the magical city Fontis Sapienta is made up of [[http://images.wikia.com/levynlight/images/2/22/Location_banner_Fontis_Sapienta.png several such islands floating over a giant lake.]]

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* In [=LevynLight=], ''LevynLight'', the magical city Fontis Sapienta is made up of [[http://images.wikia.com/levynlight/images/2/22/Location_banner_Fontis_Sapienta.png several such islands floating over a giant lake.]]



* ''Xenoblade'': Several of the islands that float above the Eryth Sea have never-ending waterfalls. You can also find areas like this at the outer edges of the Bionis.

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* ''Xenoblade'': ''VideoGame/{{Xenoblade}}'': Several of the islands that float above the Eryth Sea have never-ending waterfalls. You can also find areas like this at the outer edges of the Bionis.
8th Oct '15 2:37:36 PM morenohijazo
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Magical lands abound in the world of fiction, especially fantasy. What better way to depict the magic of the place than to show floating islands? Why not throw in waterfalls flowing off the islands, to enhance the magical look?



Not to be confused with RockOfLimitlessWater, which are (usually small) rocks that create water, a fact that is usually explicitly stated. They also tend to be important to the plot. By contrast, Floating Waterfall Islands are usually there purely to look good.



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* In DC comic book ''WonderWoman'', Themyscira is a set of floating islands with waterfalls.

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* The Hallelujah Mountains in ''Film/{{Avatar}}''.

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* The Hallelujah Mountains in ''Film/{{Avatar}}''. The floating islands have waterfalls constantly flowing from out of them, despite not having a source for such water.




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* The ''VideoGame/{{Myst}}'' novel ''The Book of Atrus'' featured something like this in a small, gravity-defying Age that Catherine made. Supposedly the water falling off into the abyss turned to vapor almost instantly and rose to the top of the world, where it condensed and rained back down again, perpetuating the cycle. Atrus was having fun working out the physics behind it, Catherine just thought it was cool.



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* The islands on the ''MagicTheGathering'' plane of [i]Kamigawa[/i] float and are surrounded by waterfalls.

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* ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'''s Kingdom of Zeal, of course. Oddly enough, walking around on the surface of 12,000 B.C. you can't find any torrential downpours falling out of nowhere... so probably the wizards living on the floating continent [[AWizardDidIt have something worked out]].
* This appears in ''VideoGame/GoldenSun'', which has a FlatWorld.
* The ''VideoGame/{{Myst}}'' novel ''The Book of Atrus'' featured something like this in a small, gravity-defying Age that Catherine made. Supposedly the water falling off into the abyss turned to vapor almost instantly and rose to the top of the world, where it condensed and rained back down again, perpetuating the cycle. Atrus was having fun working out the physics behind it, Catherine just thought it was cool.
* The planets of Beach Bowl Galaxy in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy'' let their water fall through the sunny space via multiple waterfalls, but they never run out of water. The exception is the cyllindrical planet, whose water originates from a black hole and flows into another.

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* ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'''s Kingdom ''VideoGame/{{Aion}}'': Asteria Fortress has literal versions of Zeal, of course. Oddly enough, walking around on these, as it's located in the surface of 12,000 B.C. you can't find any torrential downpours falling out of nowhere... so probably the wizards living on the floating continent [[AWizardDidIt have something worked out]].
* This appears in ''VideoGame/GoldenSun'', which has a FlatWorld.
* The ''VideoGame/{{Myst}}'' novel ''The Book of Atrus'' featured something like this in a small, gravity-defying Age that Catherine made. Supposedly the water falling off into the abyss turned to vapor almost instantly and rose to the top of the world, where it condensed and rained back down again, perpetuating the cycle. Atrus was having fun working out the physics behind it, Catherine just thought it was cool.
* The planets of Beach Bowl Galaxy in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy'' let their water fall through the sunny space via multiple waterfalls, but they never run out of water. The exception is the cyllindrical planet, whose water originates from a black hole and flows into another.
aptly named Abyss.



* These are all over the place in ''VideoGame/SkiesOfArcadia'', where TheSkyIsAnOcean but most every FloatingContinent has a river or two.
* The vaguely Sonic-like and so-cute-you'll-vomit SNES platformer ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYzaFSfaWAo Rainbow Bell Adventure]]'' had plenty of floating islands with waterfalls in the background.

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* These are all over ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'''s Kingdom of Zeal, of course, a series of {{Floating Continent}}s, of which the place in ''VideoGame/SkiesOfArcadia'', where TheSkyIsAnOcean but most every FloatingContinent largest has a river or two.
* The vaguely Sonic-like and so-cute-you'll-vomit SNES platformer ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYzaFSfaWAo Rainbow Bell Adventure]]'' had plenty of floating islands with
two waterfalls coming off it. Oddly enough, walking around on the surface of 12,000 B.C. you can't find any torrential downpours falling out of nowhere... so probably the wizards living on the floating continent [[AWizardDidIt have something worked out]].
* If you look at the floating Cocoon from Oerba in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'', you will see what must be massive streams of water running down from the bottom of its outer shell.
* This appears in ''VideoGame/GoldenSun'', which has a FlatWorld: the entire world map.
* One of the Granacliffs in ''VideoGame/GrandiaII'' cuts across the ocean, resulting in this. No explanation is given for where the water goes after falling down the cliffs for thousands of years, but at the end of the game it starts filling up.
* In ''VideoGame/GuildWars'', Nightfall had some
in the background.Vabbi region.
* In [=LevynLight=], the magical city Fontis Sapienta is made up of [[http://images.wikia.com/levynlight/images/2/22/Location_banner_Fontis_Sapienta.png several such islands floating over a giant lake.]]



* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'', there is a waterfall in Skyloft that goes from a small pond in the corner of the floating island and empties out into the unknown world below.

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* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'', there is a waterfall in Skyloft that goes from a small pond in the corner of The second ''PokemonMysteryDungeon'' games has the floating island where Fogbound Lake is located.
* The vaguely Sonic-like
and empties so-cute-you'll-vomit SNES platformer ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYzaFSfaWAo Rainbow Bell Adventure]]'' had plenty of floating islands with waterfalls in the background.
* These are all over the place in ''VideoGame/SkiesOfArcadia'', where TheSkyIsAnOcean but most every FloatingContinent has a river or two.
* Some of the Skylands in ''SkylandersSpyrosAdventure'' has this. Of particular note is the main hub, where you have to go on a ship with a Gillman and drive off the island in a waterfall.
* Angel Island from ''SonicTheHedgehog''.
* The planets of Beach Bowl Galaxy in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy'' let their water fall through the sunny space via multiple waterfalls, but they never run
out of water. The exception is the cyllindrical planet, whose water originates from a black hole and flows into the unknown world below.another.



* One of the Granacliffs in ''VideoGame/GrandiaII'' cuts across the ocean, resulting in this. No explanation is given for where the water goes after falling down the cliffs for thousands of years, but at the end of the game it starts filling up.
* ''VideoGame/{{Aion}}'': Asteria Fortress has literal versions of these, as it's located in the aptly named Abyss.
* Outland in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' has both small floating islands with waterfalls on them, as well as a few places where water falls off the edge of the world. Also, Necropoli and their derivatives in ''World of Warcraft'' and ''VideoGame/WarcraftIII'' has slime waterfalls flowing out of them.
* ''VideoGame/{{Wizard 101}}'' has a lot of these because of the ShatteredWorld setting.




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* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'', there is a waterfall in Skyloft that goes from a small pond in the corner of the floating island and empties out into the unknown world below.
* ''VideoGame/{{Wizard 101}}'' has a lot of these because of the ShatteredWorld setting.
* There are a number of floating islands in Nagrand in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' that have waterfalls continually coming off them. Outland has both small floating islands with waterfalls on them, as well as a few places where water falls off the edge of the world. Also, Necropoli and their derivatives in ''World of Warcraft'' and ''VideoGame/WarcraftIII'' has slime waterfalls flowing out of them.
* ''Xenoblade'': Several of the islands that float above the Eryth Sea have never-ending waterfalls. You can also find areas like this at the outer edges of the Bionis.




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* In ''Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire'', the core city is elevated above a volcanic flow, its waters endlessly spilling over into the similarly inexhaustible magma (and creating a huge cloud of steam as a result).




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* Common interpretations of the "flat earth" belief tend to depict all the oceans ultimately spilling off the edge of the world, as if the Earth itself was one large floating island.
17th Sep '15 2:07:19 PM MyFinalEdits
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** His earlier work ''Literature/{{Strata}}'' had a different disc-world made by AncientAstronauts terraformers, which (IIRC) had a hidden system to pull the water back up.

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** His earlier work * ''Literature/{{Strata}}'' had has a different disc-world made by AncientAstronauts terraformers, which (IIRC) had have a hidden system to pull the water back up.



* The Beach Bowl Galaxy in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy'' has this. On multiple levels.

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* The planets of Beach Bowl Galaxy in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy'' has this. On let their water fall through the sunny space via multiple levels.waterfalls, but they never run out of water. The exception is the cyllindrical planet, whose water originates from a black hole and flows into another.



* May appear on floating islands in ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'' and can be intentionally created by the player using a water or lava "source block".
** However, both water and lava stop flowing when they reach the lowest layer of the created world, therefore it is advisable to build floating islands quite high for the best flowing effect.

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* May appear on floating islands in ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'' and can be intentionally created by the player using a water or lava "source block".
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block". However, both water and lava stop flowing when they reach the lowest layer of the created world, therefore it is advisable to build floating islands quite high for the best flowing effect.



* Outland in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' has both small floating islands with waterfalls on them, as well as a few places where water falls off the edge of the world.
** Also Necropoli and their derivatives in ''World of Warcraft'' and ''VideoGame/WarcraftIII'' has slime waterfalls flowing out of them.

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* Outland in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' has both small floating islands with waterfalls on them, as well as a few places where water falls off the edge of the world.
** Also
world. Also, Necropoli and their derivatives in ''World of Warcraft'' and ''VideoGame/WarcraftIII'' has slime waterfalls flowing out of them.
17th Sep '15 12:07:10 PM morenohijazo
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** His earlier work ''Strata'' had a different disc-world made by AncientAstronauts terraformers, which (IIRC) had a hidden system to pull the water back up.

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** His earlier work ''Strata'' ''Literature/{{Strata}}'' had a different disc-world made by AncientAstronauts terraformers, which (IIRC) had a hidden system to pull the water back up.



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* ''VideoGame/{{Aion}}'' has some of these in the aptly named Abyss.
* Outland in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' has both small floating islands with waterfalls on them, as well as a few places where water falls off the edge of the world.
** Also Necropoli and their derivatives in ''World of Warcraft'' and ''VideoGame/WarcraftIII'' has slime waterfalls flowing out of them.
* ''VideoGame/{{Wizard 101}}'' has a lot of these because of the ShatteredWorld setting.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Aion}}'': Asteria Fortress has literal versions of these, as it's located in the Abyss.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Aion}}'': Asteria Fortress has literal versions of these, as it's located in the Abyss.aptly named Abyss.
* Outland in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' has both small floating islands with waterfalls on them, as well as a few places where water falls off the edge of the world.
** Also Necropoli and their derivatives in ''World of Warcraft'' and ''VideoGame/WarcraftIII'' has slime waterfalls flowing out of them.
* ''VideoGame/{{Wizard 101}}'' has a lot of these because of the ShatteredWorld setting.
17th Sep '15 11:19:28 AM morenohijazo
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* "VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim" has this in Sovngarde.

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* "VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim" ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' has this in Sovngarde.




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* ''VideoGame/{{Aion}}'': Asteria Fortress has literal versions of these, as it's located in the Abyss.
* ''VideoGame/TheJourneyDown'': The Edge looks like this. If you go over and survive, you may end up in Port Artue. Go deeper, and you might find yourself in the mythical Underland. In fact, it's possible to navigate down the waterfall to the locks, which can be done by special ships designed to sail both the water and the mist.
17th Sep '15 1:48:09 AM JamaicanCastle
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* The giant waterfall at the edge of the Korunnal Highland in ''Literature/{{Shatterpoint}}''. In this case, the water doesn't actually fall into "the abyss" so much as a soup of heavier-than-air toxic gases; eventually it boils away and makes it way back into the cloud layer.
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