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11th Jun '17 8:48:51 PM Willbyr
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[-[[caption-width-right:296:Gotta wonder where all that water comes from...]]-]
8th Jun '17 6:53:53 PM Willbyr
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[[caption-width-right:265:The pit is ''[[BottomlessPit bottomless]]''.]]

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[[caption-width-right:265:The pit is ''[[BottomlessPit bottomless]]''.]]



1st Jun '17 9:18:46 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* 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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* The vaguely Sonic-like and so-cute-you'll-vomit SNES platformer ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYzaFSfaWAo ''VideoGame/{{Twinbee}} Rainbow Bell Adventure]]'' Adventure'' had plenty of floating islands with waterfalls in the background.
15th May '17 7:27:22 PM Leporidae
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Sister trope to CircularWaterfall, which is what happens when waterfalls appear in the middle of the ocean as opposed to floating landmasses.



* In ''Manga/OnePiece'', during the Enies Lobby arc, the main judicial building Robin is being held in is on, Enies Lobby, is an 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.

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* In ''Manga/OnePiece'', during ''Anime/OnePieceFilmStrongWorld'', Merveille (known as the Enies Lobby arc, the main judicial building Robin is being held in is on, Enies Lobby, is an island [[{{Bizarrchitecture}} hanging "Hidden Land in the middle Clouds") is a series of an abyss by a narrow section FloatingIslands of land far too frail to actually support it]]. The abyss is in the middle varying ecologies and sizes. Many of the ocean, which drains eternally into this bottomless pit, as seen in larger islands boast impressive waterfalls off the page picture.
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* A bell-mouth spillway in a dam resevoir can look like one of these when viewed from higher up while there is water flowing into it. They look like giant holes in water's surface.

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* A bell-mouth spillway in a dam resevoir can look like one of these when viewed from higher up while there is water flowing into it. They look like giant holes in water's surface.
21st Apr '17 9:00:06 PM Theriocephalus
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** ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy'': The Heavenly Beach and Twin Fall Lake planets of Beach Bowl Galaxy are dominated by large bowls full of water. This continuously pours over their rim to fall through the sunny, cloudy, sky-like "space" via multiple waterfalls, but they never run out of water. The exception is the cylindrical planet, whose water originates from a black hole and flows into another.

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** ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy'': The Heavenly Beach and Twin Fall Lake planets of Beach Bowl Galaxy are dominated by large bowls full bowl-shaped bodies of water. This water, with water continuously pours pouring over their rim rims to fall through the sunny, cloudy, sky-like "space" via multiple waterfalls, but they never run out of water. The exception is the cylindrical planet, whose water originates from a black hole and flows into another.
12th Apr '17 5:58:20 AM Theriocephalus
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** ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy'': The Heavenly Beach and Twin Fall Lake planets of Beach Bowl Galaxy are dominated by large bowls full of water. This continuously pours over their rim sto fall through the sunny, cloudy sky-like "space" via multiple waterfalls, but they never run out of water. The exception is the cylindrical planet, whose water originates from a black hole and flows into another.

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** ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy'': The Heavenly Beach and Twin Fall Lake planets of Beach Bowl Galaxy are dominated by large bowls full of water. This continuously pours over their rim sto to fall through the sunny, cloudy cloudy, sky-like "space" via multiple waterfalls, but they never run out of water. The exception is the cylindrical planet, whose water originates from a black hole and flows into another.
12th Apr '17 5:57:34 AM Theriocephalus
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* 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 cylindrical planet, whose water originates from a black hole and flows into another.

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* ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'':
** ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy'':
The Heavenly Beach and Twin Fall Lake planets of Beach Bowl Galaxy in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy'' let are dominated by large bowls full of water. This continuously pours over their water rim sto fall through the sunny space sunny, cloudy sky-like "space" via multiple waterfalls, but they never run out of water. The exception is the cylindrical planet, whose water originates from a black hole and flows into another.another.
** ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy2'': The planets of the Hightail Falls Galaxy are dominated most entirely by massive waterfalls. In the planet symbolizing the galaxy in the level select screen, these waterfalls pour out over the planet's edge and into space.
11th Apr '17 8:21:34 PM Theriocephalus
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An almost obligatory feature of {{Floating Continent}}s, [[OminousFloatingCastle Floating Castles]], and {{Flat World}}s, (especially if the setting is CrystalSpiresAndTogas) is waterfalls off the side of the structure. AwesomeButImpractical in the case of smaller floating islands since you'd expect the water to run out fairly quickly since they don't have a very large area of land from which to collect rainfall. It's especially strange in the case of {{Flat World}}s since it doesn't seem that there would be anything to bring the water back.

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An This kind of waterfalls is an almost obligatory feature of {{Floating Continent}}s, [[OminousFloatingCastle Floating Castles]], Castles]] and {{Flat World}}s, (especially especially if the setting is CrystalSpiresAndTogas) is waterfalls off the side of the structure.CrystalSpiresAndTogas. AwesomeButImpractical in the case of smaller floating islands since you'd expect the water to run out fairly quickly since they don't have a very large area of land from which to collect rainfall. It's especially strange in the case of {{Flat World}}s since it doesn't seem that there would be anything to bring the water back.



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* The edge of Asgard in ''Film/{{Thor}}''.

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* The ''Film/{{Thor}}'': Asgard's waters pour off its edge in an endless sheet of Asgard in ''Film/{{Thor}}''.
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* The world of ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia'' has this feature described in some detail in ''Voyage of the Dawn Treader.'' Continually sailing to the east doesn't bring you around to the west again, but to The End of the World. If you go over the edge, you end up in Aslan's Country - one of the few ways to get there without [[{{Heaven}} dying first]].

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* The world of ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia'' has this feature described in some detail in ''Voyage of the Dawn Treader.'' Continually sailing to the east doesn't bring you around to the west again, but to The End of the World. If you go over the edge, you end up in Aslan's Country - -- one of the few ways to get there without [[{{Heaven}} dying first]].



* Played for horror in ''[[Literature/TheAdversaryCycle Nightworld]]''. Portals to AnotherDimension have opened sending nightmare creatures swarming across the Earth. Some of them open in mid-ocean, creating vast whirlpools during the day and reversing at night into mile-high fountains of water, littering the ground with dead fish and...[[TheSwarm other things]].

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* Played for horror in ''[[Literature/TheAdversaryCycle Nightworld]]''. Portals to AnotherDimension have opened sending nightmare creatures swarming across the Earth. Some of them open in mid-ocean, creating vast whirlpools during the day and reversing at night into mile-high fountains of water, littering the ground with dead fish and... [[TheSwarm other things]].



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* ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'''s Kingdom of Zeal, of course, a series of {{Floating Continent}}s, of which the largest has 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]].

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* ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'''s ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'': The Kingdom of Zeal, of course, Zeal is a series of {{Floating Continent}}s, of which the largest has 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]].



* 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'', ''VideoGame/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.]]



* The second ''PokemonMysteryDungeon'' games has the floating island where Fogbound Lake is located.

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* The second ''PokemonMysteryDungeon'' ''VideoGame/PokemonMysteryDungeon'' games has the floating island where Fogbound Lake is located.



* 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 another.

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* Angel Island from ''SonicTheHedgehog''.''Franchise/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 cylindrical planet, whose water originates from a black hole and flows into another.



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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.
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