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There's no place like home, even for those of supernatural origin. And for some, their home is quite different from [[{{Muggles}} ours]]. It could be anything from a dark forest, to hidden caves, or maybe even an [[AnotherDimension entirely different plane of existence]]. The one thing they have in common is their significance of being the place where these fantastic beings were born and raised.

Places like this usually tend to be a FantasyKitchenSink. The location itself is frequently a DesertedIsland, VoidBetweenTheWorlds, and/or an EldritchLocation. Not to mention there's always the chance that [[GeniusLoci the place itself is another monster]].

Compare LostWorld, MonsterTown, FantasticNatureReserve and IsleOfGiantHorrors.


[[folder: Anime and Manga ]]

* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' has Hueco Mundo, the home of the Hollows.
* In ''Manga/FairyTail'', the island of Galuna is eventually revealed to be home of the Demon race. However, it's also a case of DarkIsNotEvil.
* The manga ''Manga/{{Gamaran}}'' is set in the Unabara District, which was also nicknamed "The Lair of the Fiends" because of all the insanely powerful martial artists and warriors hanging around the place. Examples include the [[SlasherSmile infamous]] [[RedBaron "Slayer of a Thousand Men"]] [[BloodKnight Jinsuke Kurogane]].
* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'': The White Moon beneath Antarctica is where Adam (and presumably the other Angels) originated.
* ''Anime/RahXephon'': Tokyo Jupiter where the Mulians and their dollems make themselves at home.
* ''Anime/GenesisOfAquarion'': Atlandea, the home of the Shadow Angels and their cherubim and harvest beast creations.
* ''Manga/{{Devilman}}'': In the television series, the demons originate from the Kingdom of Ice buried far below the surface of the Himalayas.
* ''Anime/{{Daitarn 3}}'': The meganoids and megaborgs originate from Mars (although they are not aliens).


[[folder: Comic Books ]]

* ''ComicBook/SavageDragon'' has God City, where various freaks and offspring of the gods go to live.
* Creator/MarvelComics has Monster Island, which is inhabited by monsters and the {{Kaiju}} that used to run rampant through the Marvel Universe during the fifties, as well as some of the Mole Man's underlings. It was also the home to [[ComicBook/FantasticFour the Thing]] for a while.
* Villa Susto in ''ComicBook/TheMiniMonsters'', an Spanish MonsterMash comic book (villa susto means "Scare Village").
* Résurrecion in ''ComicBook/RequiemVampireKnight is an afterlife dimension populated by monsters who used to be humans in life.


[[folder: Film ]]

* Midian in ''Film/{{Nightbreed}}'' is an underground city where the monsters live.
* Monster Island in the older ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'' movies, starting with ''Film/DestroyAllMonsters''. Mothra's origin is always from Infant Island except in ''Film/GodzillaMothraKingGhidorahGiantMonstersAllOutAttack''.
* The dimension on the other side of the Rift in ''Film/PacificRim'' that serves as the birthplace of the Kaiju. Interestingly enough, [[spoiler:it's less of a nature preserve and more of a bio-factory where the Kaiju are knit together by their creators]].
* Skull Island of the ''Franchise/KingKong'' movies, especially as of the newest film.


[[folder: Literature ]]

* The Nevernever in ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' is supposed to be this.
** Debatable. Home to the Faeries and some of the weaker demonic types, yes (the ''really'' nasty demonic types are "outsiders," and live... entirely '''''elsewhere'''''), but that seems to be about it. However, pretty much any supernatural creature (vampires, ghosts, and wizards of sufficient strength) can ''enter'' the Nevernever.
* ''Literature/StarshipTroopers'': Klendathu, home of the arachnid race.
* Can anyone say "The Nightside" from ''[[Literature/{{Nightside}} Tales Of The Nightside]]'' by Creator/SimonRGreen? Not exactly where the monsters come from, but all monsters eventually end up there.
* The deep valleys of the Hork-Bajir homeworld in ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}''. The Hork-Bajir actually called them monsters, although they were created by the Arn in reality.


[[folder: Live Action TV ]]

* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}''
** In Season 6, this is exactly what Purgatory is described to be. Specifically it's their afterlife and it was constructed by God to isolate his first sentient creations, the Leviathans.
** In Season 13 (!), Sam and Dean get trapped in an AlternateUniverse known as "The Bad Place", which is populated entirely by monsters. Not just the regular kind they're used to, {{Kaiju}} are included.
* ''Series/UltramanAce'': The Chouju of the series originate from Yapool's dimension.
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' and its many otherworldly demon worlds probably qualify.
* The Reaper tunnels from ''Series/{{The 100}}''.


[[folder: Video Games ]]

* Monstro Town in ''Videogame/SuperMarioRPG'' is a town built into a stone cliffside populated entirely by common Mario enemies like Goombas and Koopas. Perhaps an InvertedTrope in that the creatures ''moved'' here to be autonomous from Bowser.
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV'' and ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'' had the Feymarch and the Land of the Espers respectively, where the Eidolons(IV) and Espers(VI) lived.
** In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'', the Moon is the source of monsters. They live on it and sometimes are transported to Earth by a magical event called the Lunar Cry.
** In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'', this is what the vast majority of Cocoon's human population believes that Gran Pulse is, though none of them have ever actually been there to know firsthand. When your party eventually gets sent there, you find out that it actually is, but not to the greatly exaggerated extent that the Cocoon government has misled everybody into believing, where the average Cocoon citizen is deathly afraid of anything that is even remotely connected to Gran Pulse.
* In ''VideoGame/DragonQuestVIII'' the monsters are basically everywhere. However, there's a particular village named Trian Gully where monsters reside along with elves and humans, making it something of a subversion.
* ''VideoGame/{{Bioshock|2}}'': This is what [[CrapsaccharineWorld Rapture]] has ultimately become. Sofia Lamb even names it as such.
* The ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'' has three areas that all act as the source of all the supernatural entities in the series, and at the same time, are directly linked with eachother explaning why all demons look the same despite having different sources. The Expanse[[note]]Known as Makai in some translations.[[/note]], The Sea of Souls[[note]]Also known as the Collective Unconsious.[[/note]] and The Great Will.[[note]]Separate from YHVH, it is the central creative force in the whole multiverse.[[/note]].


[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* Monstropolis, the main setting of ''WesternAnimation/MonstersInc.''
* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' has Monster Island, where all the {{Kaiju}} come from.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLifeAsATeenageRobot'' spoofs this trope. Jenny has to fly to Japan, and as she passes overhead, two of the monsters she fought in earlier cartoons wave hello to her.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': In a FlashForward ImagineSpot, Lisa is sentenced to Monster Island for having not told people she failed gym in second grade when she was running for President. "Don't worry, it's just a name." GilliganCut to Lisa and a few other humans being chased by giant monsters.
-->'''Lisa''': He said it was just a name!\\
'''Man''': What he meant is that Monster Island is actually a peninsula.
* The Neitherworld in ''WesternAnimation/{{Beetlejuice}}'', more than the afterlife, is home of all kind of monsters and creepy creatures including {{monster clown}}s, werewolves, zombies, vampires, witches, spirits, tap-dancing spiders and skeleton bodybuilders.
* The surrounding area of ''WesternAnimation/GravedaleHigh''. Apparently monsters have their own organized sub-culture [[FantasticRacism willingly separated from humans]].
* The ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters''... oh boy... The show has lots and lots of different dimensions populated by all sorts of spirits, demons and creatures, among others a literal GhostTown, the [[SpiritWorld Netherworld]] and [[MirrorUniverse Boo York]].
* In ''Franchise/Ben10'', we have the Anur System, a [[MonsterMash monster mash]] of a planet system inhabited by aliens based on {{Mumm|y}}ies, [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent werewolves]], [[OurGhostsAreDifferent ghosts]], [[OurZombiesAreDifferent zombies]], and FrankensteinsMonster. It is also home to the [[LastOfHisKind last living member]] of a vampire-like species.