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[[caption-width-right:350:It am awful place to visit, but me love to live here.]]
->''"Inverted world, where the spazzes make fun of the cool guys!"''\\
--'''Tom Servo''', ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' ''(Film/{{Laserblast}})''

An AlternateUniverse where everything is the same... but different. The ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' comics originated this, and it has been parodied by a number of shows.

A bizarro world is distinct from a normal AlternateUniverse in that a bizarro world has everything "reversed" in some way. Heroes are villains and vice versa; [[BadIsGoodAndGoodIsBad beauty is hated and ugliness embraced]]. A [[MirrorUniverse good/evil flip]] is the usual trope, allowing the heroes to work together with the bizarro version of their enemies (who are, of course, heroes in bizarro world).

Recent examples of bizarro universes have reduced the use of good and evil in favor of other reversals, such as who is the 'smart one' in a group of friends or who are the 'cool kids' at school.

A bizarro universe need not be a literal "other universe"; sometimes it is simply another city/country/planet or a counterpart organisation that has strangely familiar elements, but with some sort of reversals present.

Occasionally, a bizarro world will have inverted language (eg: "badbye" instead of "goodbye"). This is usually not done, however, since the rules are very hard to follow and are often changed.

Compare OppositeDay, a similar idea on a much smaller scale. Compare MirrorUniverse, which sometimes has some Bizarro elements to mix things up.



[[folder: Western Animation ]]
* In the ''WesternAnimation/SWATKats'' episode "The Dark Side of the SWAT Kats", Razor and T-Bone are transported to a world where their counterparts work for Dark Kat, and Callie Briggs is a CorruptPolitician who, it's implied, killed the Mayor.
* ''WesternAnimation/MegasXLR'' has an episode where, in an alternate dimension, Coop is an evil warlord, Jamie is a disillusioned freedom fighter and the world is post-apocalyptic.
* ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'', "Arnold Visits Arnie", where (for example) Stumpy is the smart kid and Fifi is the idiot, as opposed to Stinky being the idiot and Phoebe being the smart kid. The episode itself is the opposite of an earlier episode, "Weird Cousin".
* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'', the KND discovered a world where adults were slaves to kids, and a group of despotic kids ruled over the others. Not only were all the inhabitants the opposite of their regular world counterparts, but all names and acronyms were backwards (Lizzie became Eizzil, etc.).
* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Sealab 2021}}'' episode "Bizarro" had the Sealab being taken over by bizarro versions of the crew who wanted diamonds.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Beetlejuice}}'' episode "Dr. Beetle and Mr. Juice", the titular ghost invents a cologne that makes anyone exposed to it behave in a manner opposite to how they usually would. It hits Lydia, and she becomes a prank-playing biker.
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretSaturdays'' has a magic mirror bring The Mondays, their [[EvilCounterpart evil counterparts]] from a MirrorUniverse, into their world. Each of them has their personalities reversed ''and'' some physical difference to tell them apart. In addition, they are supposed to be made of Anti-Matter, which causes reality to go crazy every time one of the characters approached his or her counterpart. ([[ArtisticLicensePhysics Actually, if they were made of antimatter they would have exploded like nuclear bombs the moment they entered the positive universe]].)
* A ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' episode, "The Farnsworth Parabox", features a Bizarro univere where the cast's counterparts have identical personalities but most have a different color scheme.
** There is a difference, the results of coin flips are opposite of the other universe which create new scenarios if the coin flip leads to an important event. Bizarro Fry and Leela got married, while the Professor has a scar from removing his own brain.
*** In fact, it was implied that coin-tosses were the ''only'' differences between the universes. Which doesn't explain how [[AlienSky the sky was a different color]]...
** The characters (of both worlds!) [[WrongGenreSavvy originally assume]] that the other world is a MirrorUniverse and begin fighting (hilariously).
-->'''Farnsworth:''' [[FearfulSymmetry Perfectly symmetrical violence never solved anything!]]
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'' had the main characters go to another school for a kickball game. Gus takes notices of the similarities to their school before they face their opponents. Which are near clear cut copies of themselves--except TJ's a girl.
* Orko's home world in ''WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse1983'' was like this. Because everything, including the laws of magic were screwed up, Prince Adam had to say [[ByThePowerOfGreyskull "Greyskull of power the by!"]] in order to transform into He Man.
** Which is why Orko's magic is messed up on Eternia. It's the magical equivalent of Engrish.
* The ''WesternAnimation/ChallengeOfTheGobots'' episode "Transfer Point" had Leader-1 and Scooter end up in a parallel universe where the Guardians were evil and the Renegades were good.
* In ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'' episode "Bye Bye Nerdy" Bloo THINKS he's entered an alternate reality believing it to be the only explanation for [[AlternateUniverseReedRichardsIsAwesome Mac becoming cooler than him.]]
-->'''Bloo:''' Wait a minute, ''I'' know what's happened! Somehow I've accidentally entered a bizarro backward world. Quick! Which way is up!?
-->'''Eduardo:''' I don't know.
-->'''Bloo:''' And yet Eduardo remains completely unchanged... Interesting.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': The episode "Let's Play Astronauts" had the main four go to an alternate universe [[ArtisticLicensePhysics through a black hole in space]]. There, Kaeloo's [[HulkingOut transformation]] works in reverse, [[TheWoobie Quack Quack]] and [[VillainProtagonist Mr. Cat]] (known as Meow Meow and Mr. Duck) had each other's personalities and traits, and [[TheDitz Stumpy]] was a genius who loved physics and hated comic books. [[spoiler: It turns out [[AllJustADream Stumpy dreamed this all up]].]]
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/AtomicPuppet'' saw Joey and AP fight evil versions of themselves from one such universe. The bizarro Atomic Puppet also switches roles, with Joey as the puppet and AP as the wielder. Later, they meet the bizarro version of [[BigBadWannabe Mookie]], who is the greatest superhero in his world and has a BadassMustache for some reason.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'' episode "Billy Gets an 'A'", Grim accidentally creates one of these when he magically alters Billy's test mark. However, Mandy remains the exact same in the new universe.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* The heroes of the ''Roleplay/GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse'' have encountered several of these. In addition to two of the "standard" good-to-evil-switch [[MirrorUniverse mirror universes]], there was Neanderthal-Earth (all the people were the same, but they were all neanderthals), Ape-Earth (where gorillas were the dominant species and humans were just a kind of smart animal... though there was an entire city of "Smart Humans" hidden in the mountains of Africa), Lizard-Earth (where the dinosaurs never died out and everyone was a Deinonychus-like being), Medieval-Earth (modern society based on magic rather than technology, where science never got past the Dark Ages.
* The ''WebAnimation/BarbieLifeInTheDreamhouse'' episode "Bizarro Barbie" sends Raquelle to an alternate version of Malibu. While there, she effortlessly steals the spotlight of their Barbie (gloomy Blarbie), and makes friends with their Nikki and Teresa (agreeable Vicki and Clarrisa, respectively).
* ''WebVideo/TheHappyVideoGameNerd'': He presents himself as the exact inverse of AVGN; not only does he review retro games positively, but he drinks red wine instead of beer (at one point getting confused when someone replaced his wineglass with a beer bottle).
** In his reenactment of the Bugs Bunny AVGN episode with Nightshade, at the point in the dialogue where AVGN punched Bugs, instead Nightshade punches HVGN.
** They are also mirror images of each other in RealLife professional choices, with Creator/JamesRolfe being a filmmaker and Derek being a musician.

* In ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'', the "[=AF04=]" universe has personality-reversed versions of all the main characters - except Elliot, where the only difference is that he's wearing a white T-shirt.
* ''Webcomic/TerrorIsland'' [[http://www.terrorisland.net/strips/040.html theorem 040]]: panel 1 shows the logical problems with DC's Bizarro universe.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Shortpacked}}'', [=McAwesome's=] Parasailing and Chocolate Bakery (the place Ethan ''nearly'' went to work) is the Bizarro version of Shortpacked. As well as Ethan's counterpart Evan (who's dating That Guy) there's a BenevolentBoss (Bizarro Galasso), a fairly sensible ex-SEMME agent (Bizarro Robin), an employee who's obsessed with pirates (Bizarro Ninja Rick) and Franklin Roosevelt (Bizarro Reagan). There are also versions of Amber (Rose) and Faz (Zaph).
** And now that things finally seem to be going right for Ethan, Evan's in a coma.
** Note that there isn't a Mike counterpart...[[spoiler:because Mike himself moonlights there, albeit in his nice, drunk persona.]]
* ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'' appeared to have one of these when the Dimension of Lame first appeared, where Riff, Zoe, and Bun-Bun were all incredibly nice and polite to Torg, while the normally sweet Kiki was rude and vicious. It was later revealed that the Dimension of Lame was actually populated entirely by absurdly kind and innocent versions of people from the main universe. The only reason the Kiki there was so evil was because she originally came from a dimension populated only by extremely Jerkass versions of main universe characters.
* ''Webcomic/TehGladiators'', in its third chapter, takes the protagonists into ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft: Cataclysm'', albeit a completely different one from the third expansion pack to that notable game. Instead, a magical catastrophe has created an alternate universe in which everything is a complete role reversal of its standard characterization. Gnomes are nature lovers, Taurens are militaristic, Humans are cannibalistic savages, and Orcs are pacifists, to say nothing of the changes to the world and its [=NPCs=].
* ''Webcomic/VGCats'' features a strip in which Aeris and Leo envision a world in which Brawl has all you "favorite character and no...ice climbers". Cue cut to VG Dogs, the bizarro equivalent of VG Cats in which the Leo analog is the smart one and the Aeris analog is the stupid one. In this world, Creator/{{Sega}} appears to have won out in the console wars over Creator/{{Nintendo}}, and the Brawl equivalent, Sonic Heroes, has included Mario as a [[{{Fanservice}} fanservice]]. Bizzaro Aeris mentions liking a game called "Yoshi the Dinosaur", an apparent analog to VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog. Then the crew from ''Series/{{Sliders}}'' randomly shows up. The strip is appropriately titled [[http://www.vgcats.com/comics/?strip_id=243 "Bizzaro!"]].
** ... and there was a sequel to ''VideoGame/{{Daikatana}}''!
* ''Webcomic/MountainTime'' turned its logo upside-down, and suddenly everything changed. It was [[http://mountaincomics.com/2012/07/23/mountain-time-375/ River Valley Time.]]
* It's more of an EasterEgg, but the commentary for ''Webcomic/DarthsAndDroids'' [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0050.html Episode 50]] not only gives some details of the universe the comic is set in (itself somewhat of a Bizarro World), but also begins a long chain of links to additional Bizarro World webcomics, each one a little different than the last, and each through the lens of whichever screencap webcomic the Comic Irregulars are creating in that world (the first few links include pages of ''Franchise/HarryPotter'', ''Film/TheSoundOfMusic'', and ''Franchise/XMen'' webcomics).

[[folder:Video Games]]
* Moonside in ''VideoGame/{{Earthbound}}'', where everything is black with neon outlines and people say things like "Hey! Parking meters! And you're walking around! Ha ha ha... that's so funny!" and "Mani Mani is always Mani Mani at Mani Mani with all Mani Mani Mani". Furthermore, "Yes" and "No" choices are switched (for, to name a few examples, when shopkeepers ask if you want to buy anything, or the innkeeper asks if you want to spend the night).
** From the same game, [[WackyLand Magicant]].
* Praetorian Earth in ''VideoGame/{{City of Heroes}}'', which is the standard good to evil switch. Statesman becomes Tyrant, Ms. Liberty becomes Dominatrix, Manticore becomes Chimera, et cetera.
** Interesting use in that players will be able to play in it in the upcoming Expansion, as well as execute a FaceHeelTurn or HeelFaceTurn through it.
*** Turns out they did a bit of a Retcon for the release; rather than "all the good guys are evil," it's more along the lines of "All the nice guys are ruthless". Where Statesman is the selfless hero of the world (but mostly America), Emperor Cole is the man who "grudgingly ascended to the throne" and quickly turned Praetoria - the last standing metropolis in the world - into a [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans very pretty but VERY sternly run dictatorship]]. He also killed his best friend before they drank from the Well of the Furies, so Lord Recluse just doesn't have an alternate any more. The rest of the world is pretty damn inhospitable, what with a series of minor nuclear wars making the Devouring Earth rise up to destroy humanity, only getting pushed back by MORE nukes which, of course, made them angrier... It's [[CrapsackWorld not as nice a place as the shiny capital city seems]].
* Website/GaiaOnline released the Dark Reflection item, which is a minigame where the player searches for a lost NPC who went [[ShoutOut through the looking glass]] into a bizarro-Gaia. Among other things, the oily con man is now a priest who's good with kids, and the neighborhood playa is now a trampy woman.
* Termina is this to Hyrule in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask''. While Hyrule is the home of the Triforce and watched over by 3 goddesses, Termina is watched over by 4 male giants.
** And more fittingly, many of the inhabitants are the counterparts of characters from ''Ocarina of Time'', but with radically different names, occupations and/or personalities. The stuck-up princess is in a rock band, the same girl at two different ages is now a pair of sisters, etc.
* ''VideoGame/{{Pandemonium}} 2'' has this towards the final levels.
* The Mirror of Mystery bonus level in ''[[VideoGame/{{Skylanders}} Skylanders: Trap Team]]'' takes place in one of these. The player's Skylanders and Glumshanks go to a world where Kaos is a good guy and Eon is a villain named Evilon. Mabu, Flynn, and Persephone are also evil while Trolls are friendly.
* ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights: Hordes of the Underdark'' has a quest where you deal with a town the queen of which tried to spy on an archmage. As a result of a PokeInTheThirdEye, the town was transformed into that. Results include (aside from the town - inhabited by winged elves - transferred underground and liking it) a librarian's beautiful wife transformed into a gorgon and burning books, a merchant only selling at a loss to himself, and a wizard giving the tower to his apprentice. Oh, and the queen became evil.
* Beating ''VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou'' unlocks Another Day, a side-story set in an alternate universe Shibuya where the Tin Pin minigame is SeriousBusiness and everybody's personalities are changed. Most notable is EmoTeen Neku suddenly becoming chipper and positive while trying to fight off his "emo urges," and Joshua becoming (even more) AmbiguouslyGay and transparently flirting with Neku.

[[folder: Tabletop Games ]]
* ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}} Alternate Earths'' has Bizarro Earth, where doing things backwards started as a harmless fashion in the early 19th century that quickly grew out of control. On this Earth, Kennedy was deposed for shooting at a book depository worker named Lee Harvey Oswald from his presidential car.
* Naturally, ''TabletopGame/MutantsAndMasterminds'' has these for its Freedom City setting which features countless homages and amalgamations of Marvel and DCU concepts. This includes a MirrorUniverse, and Earth-Ape, which is like our Earth but with intelligent apes instead of humans.

[[folder:Sketch Comedy Show]]
* ''TheHistoryOfTheWorldBackwards'' takes place in a parallel world where history flows backwards. So Nelson Mandela started life as a popular politician, then went to prison and became a terrorist, the United States fought to join Great Britain and Christopher Columbus loses the Americas and proves the world is flat.

[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* Wrestling/CMPunk called the October 10, 2011 episode of [[Wrestling/WWERaw Monday Night RAW]] [[CrowningMomentOfFunny something to this effect]] while commentating a match between Wrestling/{{Sheamus}} and Wrestling/JohnCena guest-reffed by Wrestling/TripleH since everyone else[[note]]besides just enough of the tech team needed to run the show[[/note]] had walked out on Hunter the week before.
--> "Don't adjust your TV sets; you have entered [[BizarroUniverse bizarro world]]."

[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* Sketches set in "The Bizarro World" - done with a jerky low-frame-rate camera effect and funky audio filtering - were a frequent feature on ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' during the early 1980s.
** "NBC am in third place! This am great!"
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'''s Wishverse is not a Bizarro world, despite Cordelia's remark "I wish us all to Bizarro World", but a combination of ForWantOfANail and a subversion of WonderfulLife (Cordy wished somebody ''else'' had never come to Sunnydale).
** In ''Series/{{Angel}}'', in Cordelia's final episode after a long absence, she returns, and upon finding that Angel is working with their main enemies and an old villain has switched sides, asks "What Bizarro world did I wake up in?", referencing both the Wishverse and the trope itself.
* ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'''s Framework in Season 4 is a mix of this with LotusEaterMachine.
* ''Series/{{Charmed}}'' had an episode with a universe where the Charmed Ones are evil and demons are good. It also turned out that the "Power of Three" which normally requires three sisters could be used by combining the normal and reversed universe characters' powers as the Power of Four.
* ''Series/FatherTed'', where Rugged Island has another set of three priests with the same dynamic as the regulars on Craggy Island. Although Father Dick Byrne is more manipulative and evil than his counterpart, the "comparatively" good Father Ted Crilly. As for Cyril [=McDuff=], he's such an eejit even Dougal knows it.
* ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' episode "The Bizarro Jerry" (1996) posits Elaine as the focal point between two universes: Jerry, George, and Kramer being their juvenile, petty, and doofy (respectively) selves are contrasted with Kevin, Gene, and Feldman who are mature, considerate, and clever. The episode goes to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Bizarro_Jerry#Bizarro_Counterparts great lengths]] to provide all the show's constants with bizarro versions. Some stuff Wiki/TheOtherWiki misses:
** Kevin's apartment is a mirror image of Jerry's, built from the same set. The paint scheme is reversed as well, as are the camera angles. It also has a statue of Bizarro, similar to Jerry's of Superman.
** At the Bizarro Coffee Shop (i.e., Reggie's), the Bizarro Gang sits in a booth by the window, which the normal gang does but rarely (and often to their consternation).
** Gene, in addition to his polite Bizarro George personality, is always over-dressed. A sharp contrast to his rival, who would "drape [himself] in velvet [jumpsuits] if it were socially acceptable" (and in fact, eventually does).
** Feldman apparently has several ideas for inventions that are both new and useful, but dismisses them as "not practical", whereas Kramer's ideas fall into two categories: bad ideas, and good ideas he claims were stolen from him.
** Feldman knocks on the door to Kevin's apartment, rather than barging in as Kramer would, and actually brings Kevin groceries.
** They also play the Seinfeld theme backwards near the end.
** Let us not forget Bizarro Newman (named Fargas). He and Bizarro Jerry are good friends, and Fargas is a [=FedEx=] delivery man.
** The last scene has the three hugging each other and Bizarro Jerry saying, "Me so happy. Me want to cry," Just as Bizarro in the comics would say.
* On ''Series/TheDailyShow'', John Oliver referred to "Bizarro Hitler", who spent his time hugging Jews and got his ass handed to him by France. Also, his face was all moustache except above his lip- when Jon Stewart said he imagined Bizarro Hitler would be a black man with blond hair and a pencil beard, John Oliver told him he was thinking of Dennis Rodman.
** In another episode, Jon Stewart's Bizarro version is mentioned: the "ruggedly handsome, non-neurotic" Jon Leibowitz, who pretends to be independent, but actually is a "right-wing nutcase."
*** And with the February, 2011 strike in Wisconsin, the Union strikers are apparently the Bizarro Tea Party.
* In a ''Series/RedDwarf'' episode, the boys visit an alternate universe with an alternate Red Dwarf, and meet female counterparts of Lister and Rimmer and even the computer Holly (it's a world with a female-dominated history). When the Cat runs off eagerly and lustfully to find his female counterpart:
--> '''Debbie Lister:''' I think he's in for a bit of a shock.
--> '''Dave Lister:''' Why?
--> '''Debbie Lister:''' His opposite isn't female.
--> '''Dave Lister:''' What is it?
--> '''Debbie Lister:''' It's a dog.
** ''Red Dwarf'' also features the episode "Backwards", where the crew visits a version of Earth where everything is backwards, including time itself. The digestive process was, let's just say, rather interesting there.
* In ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' an episode entitled "Mirror, Mirror", a transporter malfunction causes Kirk and some of his crew to be transported to a Bizarro World, where the Federation was a cruel, [[ANaziByAnyOtherName racist empire]] (complete with the [[strike:Nazi]] ancient Roman salute), and where ''[[BeardOfEvil Spock had a beard]]''.
** The Mirror Universe was later revisited in a series of episodes on ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' to show how Kirk and company's interaction affected things. Now, the human race is enslaved by a Klingon/Cardassian alliance, with Kira their Intendant and Worf their Regent. Sisko was a JerkWithAHeartOfGold that became a rebel leader, Jadzia his mistress and O'Brien a timid tinkerer. Interestingly, mirror-[[Series/StarTrekVoyager Tuvok]] appeared in one of these episodes, but was very much like his normal universe counterpart.
** UpToEleven when after discussing this trope, a holodeck character appears as a real person, who then gets killed. The characters agree that the Mirror Universe is just plain weird (albeit with good lesbian fanservice).
** Later ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' did a two-parter showing the Terran Empire in the 22nd century. Archer was a commander prone to ChronicBackstabbingDisorder, Reed a sadistic security officer, Phlox loose with medical ethics and Trip a bitter engineer suffering from radiation poisoning among other differences. In the end, [[spoiler: Hoshi betrays Archer, steals the ship lost from the TOS era, and according to the ExpandedUniverse, becomes Empress.]]
* The old Canadian kid's show ''YouCantDoThatOnTelevision'' had every so often their 'Opposite Sketches', featuring this.
* In the ''Series/PowerRangersNinjaStorm'' episode "The Wild Wipeout", after failing to surf a wave, Tori winds up in an alternate Blue Bay Harbor, where Lothor is the good-natured mayor, his underlings are model citizens, Marah and Kapri are hippies, and the Rangers are super-powered juvenile delinquents. Even their hobbies are reversed: when they are arrested near the end of the episode, Bizarro Dustin expresses his desire to go skating, which Bizarro Shane dismisses as lame, preferring to ride motorbikes instead.
* The ''Series/HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys'' episode "Stranger in a Strange World" introduces Other World when Iolaus accidentally trades places with his double. Here, Hercules is a brutal tyrant known as the Sovereign, Iolaus is his cowardly jester, [[Series/XenaWarriorPrincess Xena]] is a conniving schemer, Gabrielle is an infamous executioner, Ares is the god of love, Aphrodite is the prim and proper queen of the gods, and Joxer is a quick-witted rebel leader. And mentioned but not seen is god of war Cupid.
* In the ''Series/DowntonAbbey'' Season 3 Christmas Special, the family and some servants travel to Duneagle Castle, which is basically Bizarro Downton in Scotland. Duneagle's family is somehow even more dysfunctional than the Crawleys, and Bizarro O'Brien is even more conniving than regular O'Brien.
* In ''Series/MyNameIsEarl'', Mexico is apparently this. It's home to Mexican versions of Earl and Randy, who have a list of bad things that they're going to do to people, versus the American Earl and Randy and their list of good things. One of the things on Mexican Earl's list is kidnapping and tying up a woman and forcing her to smoke cigarettes, a direct reversal of something the American Earl did: kidnapping and tying up a woman to help her quit smoking.
* Nick and Eve visit a parallel universe in an episode of ''Series/{{Grimm}}'' that is the exact opposite of Earth; humans live scared and in constant danger inside primitive tribal camps always under siege by very aggressive Wesen who cannot [[GameFace vogue]]. Oh and everyone speak German.

* The Other World in ''Literature/{{Coraline}}'' initially appears to be this, except in this case it's the ''regular'' world that sucks and the Other World that's a perfect paradise. [[spoiler:It's all an elaborate trap laid by [[BigBad the Other Mother]] - ultimately, the Other World turns out to be infinitely worse than the real world.]]
* ''Literature/WeCantRewind'' has one of these on the other side of TheBermudaTriangle. [[spoiler: It's a lot like our universe, except that time flows backward there, such that Earth there turns on its axis and orbits the sun in the opposite directions from here. (So do all the other planets, presumably, though the book doesn't actually say so.) Its inhabitants, all refugees from our world, have accordingly taken to counting time down rather than up to synchronize their timeline with ours.]]

* Apparently [[RussianReversal Soviet Russia]] is like this.
* ''{{Website/YTMND}}'' has a bizarro universe called "[[Film/FindingForrester Punch The Keys For God's Sake]]", where every meme is slightly changed [[note]]For example, "O RLY?" becomes "R U SHUR?"[[/note]]. Things get even more bizarre in other universes such as "YES YES", "Heh", "[[{{Film/Highlander}} You Have The Manners Of A Goat]]" and "Typing noises".

* ''Film/HaroldAndKumarGoToWhiteCastle'': While driving into a bad neighborhood, Harold and Kumar watch in horror as a "crappier version of them" get beaten up by thugs.

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* Similarly, FanFic/TheRainsverse is set in a world where the Mane Six fell into darkness, and where Chrysalis and Sombra are the {{BigGood}}s. Moreover, the six Rainsverse Bearers are all ponies who, in the Celestiaverse, were villains (Lightning Dust as the Bearer of Laughter, Aria Blaze as the Bearer of Honesty, Suri Polomare as the Bearer of Loyalty, Starlight Glimmer as the Bearer of Generosity, Sonata Dusk as the Bearer of Kindness, and Adagio Dazzle as the Bearer of Magic).
* FanFic/RainbowDoubleDashsLunaverse is something of a Deconstruction of this trope. Essentially, it starts by reversing two fundamental elements of MLP canon. In the first place, it is Celestia who fell into madness, not Luna. In the second, six canonical background ponies become friends and find the Elements of Harmony (Trixe Lulamoon as Element of Magic, Lyra Heartstrings as Element of Loyalty, Ditzy Doo as Element of Kindness, Raindrops as Element of Honesty, Carrot Top as Element of Generosity, and Cherilee as Element of Laughter). The Deconstruction lies in the next step, which is the extensive analysis of all the other things that are changed (not just reversed, but changed in all sorts of ways) either as a result of or in order to cause the two primary changes, as well as the consideration of what things ''don't'' change.
* Fanfic/BeyondTheOuterGateLies: Harry refers to the ''LightNovel/HighschoolDxD'' universe as this, and it fits the profile. In ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'', devils and angels (both regular and Fallen) are pillars of creation, have nigh-infinite power, can only be created by god, and are almost as hard to kill. Magic functions on willpower and emotion. And the wizard never gets the girls. In ''LightNovel/HighschoolDxD'', most devils aren't much stronger than humans, they can reproduce normally or turn humans into devils, and can be killed almost as easily. And magic is performed with complex math.
* The ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' fanfic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6116743/1/ Karma Circle: Alternate]]'' features one such world -- Gaz is the paranormal enthusiast and self-appointed protector of Earth, while Dib is the apathetic video game addict and bullying sibling. It's also mentioned that Tak is the idiot constantly trying and failing to TakeOverTheWorld, while Zim was her more competent rival. And there's an offhand mention of the Professor Membrane of this world being Dib and Gaz's mother instead of their father.
** Another IZ story, ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7737244/1/Mirror Mirror]]'', is about an accident with a portal sending Zim, GIR, Dib, and Gaz being sent to a universe where everyone's personalities are the opposite of the main universe. Here, Irkens are a peaceful race, Dib is a MadScientist who wants to rule the world, Gaz is a [[TastesLikeDiabetes sickeningly-sweet]] girl, and Professor Membrane is an idiot.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* The two most famous are from Creator/DCComics: [[TropeNamers Bizarro World]] and the Crime Syndicate of America (or sometimes Amerika).
** Bizarro World is a planet (or sometimes a universe) that works on Bizarro logic, where everything is opposite of Earthly ways (the planet itself is actually a cube and named "Htrae"). Bizarro World in UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}} had a law stating it was a crime to do anything good or make anything pretty or to do things correctly. This was instituted by Bizarro #1 after Lois Lane called him a hideous and backwards "Bizarro" Franchise/{{Superman}}. The inhabitants actually rejected the first Bizarro baby because it was perfect by human standards, then tried to get it back when they found out it would turn Bizarro three days after it was born. ''ComicBook/AllStarSuperman'' introduced "Zibarro," who was like a Bizarro on Bizarro World. That is, he was a normal person.
*** What's weird about it too was, Bizarro was supposed to have originated because the duplicator ray just couldn't handle duplicating Superman, but later this was changed so that everything duplicated was a Bizarro style duplicate. Remember, Lex Luthor built the original.
*** That's the ComicBook/PostCrisis explanation. The pre-ComicBook/{{Crisis|on Infinite Earths}} duplicator ray ''always'' made Bizarro copies. Luthor wasn't even the inventor (the inventor considered the gizmo a failure), but he co-opted the design because he figured a Bizarro Superman might side with him. He was wrong, and Bizarro quickly flew off to pursue his own wacky agendas, regardless of what Luthor wanted.
** On the CSA's parallel world of "Earth-3" (later rewritten during DC's ComicBook/PostCrisis period to be in Qward the anti-matter universe), Earth history is reversed (Britain fought the Revolutionary war to gain independence from America, President John Wilkes Booth was assassinated by Abraham Lincoln, and so on) and everyone generally acts the opposite of their counterparts in the "normal" universe (i.e., all heroes are villains and vice versa). Also (ComicBook/PostCrisis) the laws of physics are changed so that evil always wins.
*** Another version of this morality-swapped universe is the post-ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis Earth-3, featuring the Crime Society of America, which differs slightly from the antimatter version. It's supposed to be the morality-swapped version of Earth-2, while the antimatter universe is the morality-swapped version of the main Earth.
** Following the New 52 relaunch, Earth-3 is the moral inverse of the main Earth (retconning the plan to have Earth-3 be an inverted Earth-2), while Earth-29 is a Bizarro universe where everything's the opposite of the main DCU and Bizarro is the main (sort of) hero.
** An issue of ''CartoonNetworkPresents'' featured a tribute to Bizarro World in the form of a story where Peter Potamus visits a pyramid-shaped version of it, inhabited by Bizarro versions of Creator/HannaBarbera cartoon characters (among them: WesternAnimation/YogiBear would rather clean up Jellystone Park than steal picnic baskets, Mr. Peebles does not want to sell WesternAnimation/MagillaGorilla, and WesternAnimation/WallyGator wants to stay at the zoo).
** Bizarro has been around long enough (and had enough different people writing him) that in any given story it's possible for him to be embracing nearly any variation on this trope. Occasionally he's treated as a villain (actually evil) but usually he's portrayed as more of a hindrance (he tries to be helpful but is really bad at it, or perhaps he just has a decidedly twisted notion of what "helpful" means). He is, however, nearly ''always'' dumber than the box of rocks he appears to be made of.
** In ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'' storyline ''ComicBook/{{Bizarrogirl}}'', Supergirl meets her own Bizarro version, Bizarro-Girl (who insists on being the original deal and calling Supergirl "Bizarro-Me"). Bizarro-Girl [[BlueAndOrangeMorality keeps a very weird moral code for human standards]] and her powers are opposite to Supergirl's: she has fire breath, freezing vision and petrifying vision (which is unique to her). Both girls fight to save Bizarro World, which in this story is a cubic planet. Bizarro's "Fortress of Togertheness'' is located in the "Anti-Antartic" -a volcanic area-. Bizarro Jimmy wants to "draw" pictures of destroyed cities, and their greatest champion is a coward and a liar.
* ''ComicBook/RequiemVampireKnight'' takes it to its most [[AHellOfATime hellish]] extreme: Where the sea was on Earth there is now land, and likewise for the oceans. Instead of growing older people regress in age, until they turn into foetuses and are then entirely forgotten, and most integrally to the plot, the more cruel a person was in life, the better they are rewarded in death...
* The MirrorUniverse of Moebius in the ''ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog'' series also has some Bizarro elements, besides the morality flip. A pacifist, Irish-accented Knuckles guards the Sunken Island, and instead of the rare and powerful [[MineralMacGuffin Chaos Emeralds]] there is a bountiful supply of Anarchy Beryl, which gives PowerAtAPrice (Sonic figures this out in an impressive moment of smartness).
* {{Franchise/Transformers}} features the "[[ComicBook/TransformersShatteredGlass Shattered Glass]]" universe, where heroic Decepticons fight evil Autobots.
* In ''Comicbook/TheSandman'' volume ''A Game of You'', the character Wanda was supposed to be a (DC Comics) Bizarro fan (significant since she is a [[TransSexual trans woman]] and had to deal with feeling very out of place growing up in the Bible Belt). However, Gaiman wasn't allowed to use the Bizarro name[[note]]it is left unstated whether the problem was with making DC Bizarro comics a part of the Sandman universe or if it was with a trans character liking the comics[[/note]], and instead had to invent an ersatz "Weirdzo" comic series for Wanda to like. This sadly interferes somewhat with her characterization as readers would have been more able to connect and sympathize with a Bizarro-reading Wanda.
* Issues #17-20 of ''ComicBook/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicIDW'' features a magic mirror that takes explorers to various {{Alternate Universe}}s. The focus of the arc is on a Bizarro Universe with evil versions of the good characters and vice-versa.
* ''ComicBook/TheSimpsons'' has an issue where a malfunctioning invention of Professor Frink's turns the Simpson-verse bizarro- Sideshow Bob is principal of Springfield Elementary, with Milhouse as the top prankster, Bart as the nervous side character, and Lisa, bored with school and unhappy with her good grades. Krusty is an ex-clown sidekick in jail for framing his boss, Mr. Burns is not a rich businessman (With Smithers as his dog), Homer is a single dad raising Bart and Maggie who works for Comic Book Guy's mafia, Marge is a single mom who acts as Springfield's mayor, and most shocking over all, Homer and Marge never met! In fact, the only unchanged person is Moe the Bartender, still running his tavern- though he now has a glass eye. In trying to get back home, Frink ends up causing a series of events that makes the bizarroverse more like the real one.
* In ''ComicBook/AdventureTimeTheFlipSide'', this is the effect of the Reverse Curse, which starts off by just interchanging things and then turns all things sense into nonsense.

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* In ''MagicTheGathering'', ''Shadowmoor'' is effectively a BizarroUniverse of the previous block's setting, ''Lorwyn''. A magical incident known as "the Aurora" causes the bright and light-hearted world of Lorwyn to become the [[{{Grimmification}} dark and sinister]] Shadowmoor. The personalities of its inhabitants are likewise warped: the clannish kithkin are now xenophobic and paranoid, the mischievous and energetic boggarts are warlike berserkers, and the proud and domineering elves have become beleaguered preservers of beauty in a dark and ugly world (they're [[CantArgueWithElves only slightly less smug,]] though).
** Except for faeries, they're pricks in both worlds.
** And it's rather neat that the races don't simply become opposite, but remphasize their core identity to fit the darker world (causing only one of their two colors to shift). Boggarts were always mass breeding, hostile to the outside, and crazy, but now they've traded in pranks for full out violence. Kithkin always lived in tight knit communities, but drew even tighter together when the outside world became dark. Elves still based everything around the importance of beauty, except now that there was so little they became valiant protectors of it rather than facist enforcers. The merfolk's focus on wealth and secrets quickly reverts to hording and theft rather than mutual trade. The giants surrender their noble side to their barbaric simplicity. The treefolk still defend the woodlands, but the woodlands are so fetid and diseased that they must be protected with greater savagery.
*** The faeries, however, remain pricks.
*** From where they were in Lorwyn, they really didn't have anywhere lower to go.
*** More importantly, the faeries mostly live in Glen Elendra, which, thanks to it being partially removed from the rest of the world by Oona's power, doesn't actually change with the rest of the world. Their world isn't any darker, except when they decide to leave it.

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* ''Zoku Manga/SayonaraZetsubouSensei'' had a segment on dreams where everyone but Nozomu had a reversed version of the traits that defined them. CuteMute Meru was talkative, {{Hikikomori}} Komori was outside, and so on.
** And then there's the episode in ''Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei'' where everyone goes to a spa and detoxifies, reversing all of their negative personality quirks.
* Chapter 16 of the ''Manga/GirlsBravo'' manga has Kirie walking through a magic mirror. On the other side, Yukinari and Fukuyama have each other's personalities, and Koyomi is in love with Fukuyama. She eventually returns to the normal world, but some of them ''follow her back''.
* ''Manga/FairyTail'' has the Edolas arc, and [[AuthorAppeal it's apparent the mangaka likes this trope]]. Among other things, [[FieryRedhead Natsu]] is an ExtremeDoormat, [[TheChick Lucy]] is a {{Delinquent}} {{Tsundere}}, [[WalkingShirtlessScene Gray]] wears multiple layers of clothing and stalks [[StalkerWithACrush Juvia]], and [[BrokenBird Erza]] is a villain. It's also revealed that [[spoiler: Mystogan is actually that universe's counterpart to Jellal, who came over to the regular universe to stop his world from harvesting magic power that doesn't belong to it.]]
** It's interesting to note that Mira is basically the same kind and sweet person in both universes, except that regular Mira, used to be kind of a jerk, and went through a serious personality shift after the death of her younger sister which didn't happen to Edolas Mira [[spoiler: except it did, and the regular universe version of her sister appeared in Edolas in her place.]]
** Later in a filler we see the regular universe versions of some of thus far Edolas only characters. Notably Coco is alot meaner in Earth-land (but still shown to care deep down), Byro is a good 30ish years younger, and Hughes is female.
* ''[[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureSteelBallRun Steel Ball Run]]'', the 7th installment of ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' is entirely based on an alternate universe then the original setting. Some sections of the plot, as well as the characters, are basically the same, such as Diego Brando, Gyro Zeppeli and Johnny Joestar. These three were the main characters of the original setting.
* The ''Manga/{{Naruto}} [[Anime/NarutoTheMovieRoadToNinja Road to Ninja]]'' movie is set in [[AlternateUniverse some sort]] [[LotusEaterMachine of reality]] where Naruto's parents are alive and Sakura's parents are dead. What makes this a full on Bizarro Universe is that several other characters have backward personalities, such as a flirtatious Sasuke and an aggressive Hinata.

-->'''[[TheStinger Waldorf]]''': I wonder what this page would be like in Bizarro World? \\
'''[[Series/TheMuppetShow Statler]]''': Hm... Entertaining!?! \\
'''[[JustForFun/StatlerAndWaldorf Both]]''': Do-ho-ho-ho-ho!