Namedworld and Namedland YKTTW Discussion
|Namedworld and Namedland|
The simplest naming scheme in the world. Or land.Up For Grabs
A very, very popular naming scheme for many, many things. Simply take an attribute and append "-land" or "-world" to it.
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- In-Universe Example: In Fairy Tail the "normal" world is called Earthland.
- Fist of the North Star has Godland, a country founded by fundamentalist ex-US military.
- Kree Homeworld, Skrull World and Mojo World.
- DC Comics has Warworld, an artificial planet that can feasibly annihilate life on a globular scale if left unchecked. Naturally, it's usually under the command of Mongul.
- Westworld, and its sequel Futureworld.
- Cool World
- In Don Bluth's A Troll in Central Park, Stanley Troll's homeland is called Trollworld. At one point, there is mention of two other places called Goblinville and Gremlinland.
- The part of the continent where all the action takes place in The Wheel of Time is called the Westlands, or the Wetlands by the people of a neighboring desert. The same area, and alternately, the whole planet, is called Randland by fans.
- Harry Harrison's To the Stars! Trilogy, which consists of Homeworld, Wheelworld, and Starworld.
- Also his Deathworld series.
- Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
- Larry Niven seems to like to use place names as a humor element in his stories. Apparently people in his stories tend to name places after whatever first came to mind on seeing them. In addition to the Ringworld, his stories also feature planets named "Canyon", "Plateau", and "We Made It". Plateau's highest mountain is called "Mount Lookitthat".
- Within the Ace Attorney series, there exists a theme park called Gatewater Land.
- Norse Mythology does this with the nine worlds as most of them end with the word "Heim" (translates as world, land, and sometimes home).
- In Mario Party 2, the reward for the winner of the game was to rename the land after themselves, so it could be Mario Land, Luigi Land, etc.
- In Viewtiful Joe, the world of the silver screen is known as Movie Land. In the sequel, the Black Emperor and his syndicate Gedow try to take over not only Movie Land, but Movie World, the collective realm of cinematography itself.
- Paranoia adventure Send in the Clones. The adventure is split up into 3 segments titled "Sewerworld", "Bureaucracyworld" and "Entertainmentworld". They take place in the Absurdly Spacious Sewers, contorted Alpha Complex bureaucracy and the HPD & Mind Control section of NBD sector, respectively.
- In Drowtales, "Chel'el'Sussoloth" literally translates to "city of light within darkness". It's located within a cave roughly the size of the island of Manhattan.
- Pac-Land from Pac-Man.
- In The Fairly OddParents, in addition to "Fairy World", there's also a Dairy World, Hairy World, and Scary World, all of which are pretty much Exactly What It Says on the Tin.
- In The Powerpuff Girls, "The City of Townsville" is an example of both this trope and Department of Redundancy Department, as the suffix "ville" also means "city".
- The native homeland of the eponymous character of Mr. Bogus is called Bogusland.
- The PBS animated series WordWorld, where everything's made out of words. Literally.