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12th May '18 5:16:06 PM DRCEQ
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* In ''VideoGame/EverQuest'', there exists the Plane of Sky, the planar realm of Veeshan -- the Goddess of the Sky. It consists of multiple floating islands that the players must advance through one by one. In ''VideoGame/EverquestII'', the cataclysmic events that befell the world of Norrath results in many parts of the Plane of Sky to leak into the realm of Norrath. The ''Kingdom of Sky'' expansion pack is filled with numerous floating islands, Owl and Vulture versions of the Aviak race, numerous dragons, and other wonders.
3rd May '18 11:09:33 PM ZombieAladdin
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* This is the premise behind at least two planets, possibly three or four, in ''VideoGame/{{Meteos}}'':
** Megadom is a gas giant that contains at least one FloatingContinent, with all of its inhabitants living on that continent. Unlike the usual examples of that trope, there is no ground underneath.
** Brabbit is simply a mass of ionized gas with seemingly no central core. It has somehow developed a population of sentient, intelligent gas clouds that float freely within it.
** Yooj and Bavoom have descriptions that imply there is solid ground on these planets, but they are never actually visible in-game. Neither planet's civilizations actually use any solid ground anyway, as they have been adapted to drift about in their planets' extremely strong winds for their entire lives, never needing to land.
5th Mar '18 8:32:09 PM vexusdylandasecond
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* ''WebAnimation/{{Dreamscape}}'': The Sky Dimension. It was similar to a FluffyCloudHeaven, complete with angel guards wielding flaming swords. However, thanks to Curien and Ethan's meddling, a dark rift formed there. The angel guards couldn't stop it, so they had to seal the Sky Dimension away. This worked for awhile, but Ethan and Curien went at it again, and released the Overlord of Evil from its confines.
26th Feb '18 12:05:48 PM WillKeaton
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* Gases may leave a planet's atmosphere but stay near the planet's orbit, forming a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gas_torus gas torus]]. At least two such clouds are observed in Solar system: Jupiter's moon Io and Saturn's Enceladus, and similar doughnut may exist for Saturn's Titan. The former two have weak gravity (allowing quick gas loss), active volcanoes (allowing them to replenish what was lost) and orbit a primary with a strong magnetic field. Of course, none of them would allow Earth-like life, but it was the study of Io's plasma torus that inspired Niven's ''Integral Trees'' novels. While highly unlikely, it isn't entirely impossible for the torus to have thick breathable atmosphere.

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* Gases may leave a planet's atmosphere but stay near the planet's orbit, forming a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gas_torus gas torus]]. torus.]] At least two such clouds are observed in Solar system: Jupiter's moon Io and Saturn's Enceladus, and similar doughnut may exist for Saturn's Titan. The former two have weak gravity (allowing quick gas loss), active volcanoes (allowing them to replenish what was lost) and orbit a primary with a strong magnetic field. Of course, none of them would allow Earth-like life, but it was the study of Io's plasma torus that inspired Niven's ''Integral Trees'' novels. While highly unlikely, it isn't entirely impossible for the torus to have thick breathable atmosphere.
3rd Dec '17 2:23:16 AM Sumatris
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* ''Film/{{Thor}}'''s "homeworld" Asgard is actually little more than a medium-sized city, surrounded by a compact landscape of oceans and craggy mountains, all of it floating freely in space. Said oceans cascade over the edges into the void, and the whole arrangement appears to have a diameter in the tens of kilometers, give or take, with many of the world's edges being easily visible from the shore. Of course, question like "where does the seawater come from?" or "where do they grow all that food?" are never addressed, but can probably be handwaved with the Asgardians' advanced MagiTech.
25th Oct '17 12:48:39 AM PaulA
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Impossible[[note]]or nearly impossible -- see ''The Integral Trees'' under Literature[[/note]] under physics resembling ours, worlds of this type are ''usually'' found exclusively in fantasy. What keeps them hovering? Where does the gravity come from? What's keeping the atmosphere in place? [[LostTechnology Nobody knows]], but maybe AWizardDidIt. Do not expect the outcome of falling off the side of one of these pieces to be properly explored. Sci-fi versions will generally be landmass floating inside gas giant's atmosphere.

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Impossible[[note]]or nearly impossible -- see ''The Integral Trees'' under Literature[[/note]] ''Literature/TheIntegralTrees''[[/note]] under physics resembling ours, worlds of this type are ''usually'' found exclusively in fantasy. What keeps them hovering? Where does the gravity come from? What's keeping the atmosphere in place? [[LostTechnology Nobody knows]], but maybe AWizardDidIt. Do not expect the outcome of falling off the side of one of these pieces to be properly explored. Sci-fi versions will generally be landmass floating inside gas giant's atmosphere.



* An unusual, [[MohsScaleOfSciFiHardness real-physics]] variation occurs in Creator/LarryNiven's ''Integral Trees'', set in the "smoke ring": The smoke ring is a toroidal cloud of gas and matter which orbits a very low-output neutron star, which in turn orbits a sun-like star in a binary configuration. It includes a ring of breathable atmosphere, in which reside a number of flying plants and animals, including some humans who've "[[LostColony gone native]]".

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* An unusual, [[MohsScaleOfSciFiHardness real-physics]] variation occurs in Creator/LarryNiven's ''Integral Trees'', ''Literature/TheIntegralTrees'', set in the "smoke ring": The smoke ring is a toroidal cloud of gas and matter which orbits a very low-output neutron star, which in turn orbits a sun-like star in a binary configuration. It includes a ring of breathable atmosphere, in which reside a number of flying plants and animals, including some humans who've "[[LostColony gone native]]".
21st Oct '17 2:14:52 PM MrDuckington
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* ''VideoGame/{{Skylanders}}'' takes place in a world called, of course, Skylands: a giant cluster of floating islands that contain different game areas for the player to interact with, including several villages, castles, caverns and factories.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Skylanders}}'' The entire series takes place in a world called, of course, Skylands: a giant cluster of the floating islands that contain different game areas for realm of Skylands. There have apparently been attempts to find the player to interact with, including several villages, castles, caverns and factories.bottom but they've either ended in failure or the explorer never came back.
27th Sep '17 5:03:58 PM WanderingBrowser
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* In ''Anime/SonicTheHedgehogTheMovie'', Planet Freedom consists of a series of {{floating continent}}s above an other-wise normal planet. This "inner world", called the Land of Darkness, is completely uninhabited except for Robotnik and his MechaMooks, so from the perspective of the inhabiants of the Land of the Sky, they live in this. Unlike most examples of this trope, the anti-gravity actually does play a crucial plot-point: [[spoiler:Robotnik's end-goal is to destroy the northern pole, which anchors the Land of the Sky to the Land of Darkness, whereupon the continents' anti-gravity properties will see them be hurled into space, killing everyone.]]
6th Sep '17 6:55:27 AM DanteVin
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* ''VideoGame/AraFell'' features a series of floating continents, on one of which the story takes place. In the storyline of the [[CutShort aborted sequels]], [[spoiler:these continents are revealed to be a prison created by the allaround evil Shadow Spawn and on which all living creatures dwell, and their collapse is the story's final aim.]]

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* ''VideoGame/AraFell'' features a series of floating continents, on one of which the story takes place. In the storyline of the [[CutShort aborted sequels]], [[spoiler:these continents are revealed to be a prison created by the allaround all-around evil Shadow Spawn and on which all living creatures dwell, and their collapse is the story's final aim.]]]]
* ''VideoGame/GranblueFantasy'' has the Phatagrande Skydom, where the citizens are known as skyfarers, and the main method of transportation between the floating islands are airships.
29th Aug '17 5:29:48 PM Yuihime
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* The setting of the ''VideoGame/GoldenSun'' series is a flat world over am unknown void. In ''The Lost Age'', part of the major plot twist is that the flat world is ''eroding'', and the antagonists of the first game were [[WellIntentionedExtremist trying to stop this process by any means possible]] because ''their'' [[DoomedHometown hometown is already on the brink]].

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* The setting of the ''VideoGame/GoldenSun'' series is a flat world over am an unknown void. In ''The Lost Age'', part of the major plot twist is that the flat world is ''eroding'', and the antagonists of the first game were [[WellIntentionedExtremist trying to stop this process by any means possible]] because ''their'' [[DoomedHometown hometown is already on the brink]].
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