->''"[[UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy JFK]], [[Anime/CodeGeass Lelouch vi Britannia]], [[Series/DoctorWho Rory Williams]], and [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender Aang]] all going to kill [[ArabianNights Aladdin]]. Only on AH.com."''
-->-- ''Dumanios on FISOT IV''

The Fictional {{ISOT}} Map Game (also known as its initials FISOT) series is [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin a series of map-games]] on {{AlternateHistoryDotCom}}, in which players create and progressively change a map and tell a story to go along with it. The premise is that [[MegaCrossover a whole slurry of different countries across fiction suddenly find themselves transported to an Earth that was hitherto devoid of sentient life]], which usually results in mass chaos and plenty of CrackFic fuel as the countries (and characters) struggle to adapt to this strange new world. The series is currently on its fourth game. You can read the first one here: [[http://www.alternatehistory.com/discussion/showthread.php?t=203798]]. The second [[http://www.alternatehistory.com/discussion/showthread.php?t=213529]], third[[http://www.alternatehistory.com/discussion/showthread.php?t=228694]], and fourth[[http://www.alternatehistory.com/discussion/showthread.php?t=255708]] games are on the same website, while there's also a story only thread here: [[http://www.alternatehistory.com/discussion/showthread.php?t=263792]]. Note that you need to be a member of the site to read them.

As of October 10, 2014, the fifth map game[[http://www.alternatehistory.com/discussion/showthread.php?t=330607]] is up.

[[folder:Nations of FISOT I]]
* Area 11 (Anime/CodeGeass)
* Atlantis
* Australia (HarryPotter)
* Aztecatl of Aztlan
* Chaos Wastes ({{TabletopGame/Warhammer}})
* China (Literature/WorldWarZ)
* Cybertron ({{Franchise/Transformers}})
* Czechoslovakian Republic (Literature/TheWarThatCameEarly)
* Dominion of Draka (Literature/TheDraka)
* Empire of Spain
* Geonosis (Franchise/StarWars)
* [[UsefulNotes/ImperialGermany German Empire]]
* House of Julii (VideoGame/RomeTotalWar)
* Kingdom of Hy-Brasil
* Japan ([[{{Literature/Worldwar}} Homward Bound]])
* Judea (Film/MontyPythonsLifeOfBrian)
* Lustria (Warhammer)
* Ossuary (VideoGame/AgeOfEmpiresIII)
* Pandora ({{Film/Avatar}})
* Race Territory ([[{{Literature/Worldwar}} Colonization: Aftershocks]])
* Soviet Union (Literature/AColderWar)
* United Kingdom (Harry Potter)
* United States ({{Fallout}})
* Westeros (Series/GameOfThrones)

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Nations of FISOT II]]
* Australia ({{Franchise/Halo}})
* Dinotopia ({{Literature/Dinotopia}})
* Kingdom of Australia (VideoGame/TeamFortress2)
* Confederate States of America ({{Literature/Timeline191}})
* Coruscant (Franchise/StarWars)
* Darwin ([[{{Literature/Expedition}} Alien Planet]])
* Egypt (Franchise/IndianaJones)
* Fire Nation (WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender)
* France (Series/DoctorWho)
* Gorilla Occupied Africa (DC Comics {{Comicbook/Flashpoint}})
* Greece (Literature/AnnoDracula)
* Habsburg Monarchy (Literature/RuledBritannia)
* Italy ({{Literature/Leviathan}})
* Japan ([[{{Literature/Worldwar}} Colonization: Aftershocks)]])
* Khanate of Scandinavia
* Midnight (Doctor Who)
* Minas Tirith (Film/TheLordOfTheRings)
* Nazi Germany ({{Literature/Fatherland}})
* New New York ({{WesternAnimation/Futurama}})
* New Zealand ({{Literature/Worldwar}})
* North German Confederation
* Ottoman Empire (Leviathan)
* Potsylvania (WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle)
* Race Territories ([[{{Literature/Worldwar}} Homward Bound & Aftershocks]])
* Republic of Kenya (Halo)
* Russia (Literature/BackInTheUSSA)
* Skrull Empire (Franchise/MarvelUniverse)
* Switzerland ({{TabletopGame/Warhammer40000}})
* Sylvania ({{TabletopGame/Warhammer}})
* Tau Empire (Warhammer 40,000)
* United States (Literature/ClockworkCentury)
* United States (Colonization: Aftershocks))
* United States (Literature/JoeSteele)
* United States (Mock War)

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Nations of FISOT III]]
* Aku (WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack)
* Algarve (Literature/DarknessSeries)
* Bolas's hideout in Grixis (TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering)
* Brobdingnag (Literature/GulliversTravels)
* California (Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit)
* Captain Jean-Luc Picard (Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration)
* Cylon Empire (Series/BattlestarGalactica1978)
* Cyrodiil (VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion)
* Dominion of Draka (Literature/TheDraka)
* Earth Kingdom (WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender)
* Feral Orks ({{TabletopGame/Warhammer}})
* Genosha (Franchise/MarvelUniverse)
* German Empire ({{Literature/Leviathan}}
* Global Defense Initiative (VideoGame/CommandAndConquerTiberianSeries)
* Godzilla ({{Film/Godzilla1998}})
* Goro (MortalKombat)
* Han Dynasty China (Literature/RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms)
* Hebridan (Series/StargateSG1)
* Hoff (Series/StargateAtlantis)
* Junkions ({{Franchise/Transformers}})
* Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea (Creator/LarryBond's Red Phoenix)
* Republic of Korea (Larry Bond's Red Phoenix)
* Latveria (Marvel Universe)
* Keldagrim (VideoGame/RuneScape)
* Madagascar (Literature/WorldWarZ)
* Empire of Mexico ({{Literature/Timeline191}})
* Mushroom Kingdom (Franchise/SuperMarioBros)
* Namek (Anime/DragonBallZ)
* Nantucket (Literature/IslandInTheSeaOfTime)
* Narnia (Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia)
* Nautilus (ComicBook/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen)
* Occampa (Series/StarTrekVoyager)
* Pokeeather ({{Franchise/Pokemon}})
* Prospero's Island (Theatre/TheTempest)
* Ravnica (Magic The Gathering)
* Republic of Gilead (TheHandmaidsTale)
* The Shire (Film/TheLordOfTheRings)
* Soviet Occupied USA (Film/RedDawn1984)
* United Kingdom (HarryPotter)
* United States ({{Fallout}})
* USSR (TabletopGame/CrimsonSkies)
* Utah ({{Literature/Timeline191}})
* White House (Bull Moose at Bay)
* Wizard of Oz (Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz)
* XK-Masada (Literature/AColderWar)
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Nations of FISOT IV]]
* Abbasids (Literature/ArabianNights)
* Angrezi Raj (Literature/ThePeshawarLancers)
* Ankh-Morpork ({{Literature/Discworld}})
* Area 11 (Anime/CodeGeass)
* Brazil (Literature/TheBoysFromBrazil)
* California (Franchise/PowerRangers)
* Confederate States (Literature/TheGunsOfTheSouth)
* Cylons (Series/BattlestarGalactica2003)
* Dinotopia ({{Literature/Dinotopia}})
* Draka (Literature/TheDraka)
* Gaia's Island (WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers)
* Gobbotopia (Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick)
* Halloween Town (WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas)
* Hoth (Franchise/StarWars)
* Illium (Franchise/MassEffect)
* Kingdom of Denmark ({{Theatre/Hamlet}})
* Kingdom of Spain (Film/TheInventionOfLying)
* Kumogakure ({{Manga/Naruto}})
* Empire of Japan ([[{{Literature/Worldwar}} Homward Bound]])
* Land of Oz ([[Literature/LandOfOz Glinda of Oz]])
* Lustria ({{TabletopGame/Warhammer}})
* New Caprica (Battlestar Galactica (Reimagined))
* North Pole
* Nyarlathotep (Franchise/CthulhuMythos)
* Pennsylvania (The Rising)
* Race Empire (Homward Bound)
* Raditz (Anime/DragonBallZ)
* Republic of Amazonas
* Republic City (WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra)
* The Shire (Film/TheLordOfTheRings)
* Silurians (Doctor Who)
* Site-19 (SCPFoundation)
* State of Oklahoma (Film/DeathRace2000)
* Third Bajor Republic (Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine)
* Third Reich Germany ({{Literature/Fatherland}})
* United Kingdom (Series/DoctorWho, {{Series/Torchwood}})
* United States of America ({{Literature/Timeline191}})
* United States of America (DC Comics {{Comicbook/New52}})
* United States of China (Code Geass)
* Unova ({{Franchise/Pokemon}})
* USSR (VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlertSeries)
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Nations of FISOT V]]
* Albion (VideoGame/FableIII)
* Allies States of America ({{Series/Jericho}})
* Alternian Empire (Webcomic/Homestuck)
* Aquilonia (Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian)
* California ({{Literature/Animorphs}})
* California ({{Film/Godzilla2014}})
* Camp Half-Blood (Literature/TheHeroesOfOlympus)
* Columbia (VideoGame/BioshockInfinite)
* Confederacy of Surak (Franchise/StarTrek)
* Darth Traya (VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic)
* Dominion of Canada ([[Creator/MargaretAtwood Cat's Eye]])
* Fiore (Manga/FairyTail)
* France (HarryPotter)
* Gamera ({{Franchise/Gamera}})
* Grantville (Literature/SixteenThirtyTwo)
* Havelock Vetinari ({{Literature/Discworld}})
* Hong Kong (Film/PacificRim)
* Innistrad (TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering)
* Israel (Literature/ChristCloneTrilogy)
* Japan (Anime/DigimonTamers)
* Karnak ({{ComicBook/Watchmen}})
* Kingdom of Arendelle ({{Disney/Frozen}})
* Kingdom of Midland ({{Manga/Berserk}})
* Kingdom of Zannah (It's Good World)
* Latveria (Franchise/MarvelUniverse)
* Leasath ([[VideoGame/AceCombatXSkiesOfDeception Ace Combat X]])
* Louisiana (Kingfish/Alternate Presidents)
* Madagascar ([[{{VideoGame/Pandemic}} Pandemic II]])
* Mandalore (Star Wars: The Old Republic)
* Men of Letters Bunker ({{Series/Supernatural}})
* Ming China (VideoGame/VictoriaAnEmpireUnderTheSun)
* Muir Woods National Monument (Film/DawnOfThePlanetOfTheApes)
* Oceania (Literature/NineteenEightyFour)
* Nagash's Black Pyramid ({{TabletopGame/Warhammer}})
* Nalcer (PISOT)
* New Empire ({{Franchise/Mistborn}})
* New York ([[Film/TheAvengers2012 The Avengers]])
* Nigeria (Franchise/TheMatrix, Anime/TheAnimatrix)
* Phoenix Foundation (Series/MacGyver)
* Raccoon City (Franchise/ResidentEvil)
* Super Happy People (Literature/ThreeWorldsCollide)
* Soviet Union ({{Literature/Footfall}})
* Texas (Jericho)
* Temen_ni-gru ([[Franchise/DevilMayCry Devil May Cry 3]])
* Theros (Magic The Gathering)
* Third Reich (Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger)
* United Kingdom (ComicBook/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen)
* United Kingdom (Liverpool Fantasy)
* United Mexican States (Literature/NineteenEightyThreeDoomsday)
* United Republic of Nations (WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra)
* United States of America (If Kennedy Lived)
* Wadiya (Film/TheDictator)
* The Walls (Manga/AttackOnTitan)
* Wakanda (Marvel Universe)
* Westeros (Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire)
* Zero-One (The Animatrix)
* Zombie Wasteland (ComicBook/TheWalkingDead)
[[/folder]]

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!!Tropes that appear in the FISOT game series:

* AdaptationalHeroism:
** The fifth game has Zero-One becoming a benign nation recognized by most of the world (saved for Nigeria).
* AlternateHistoryWank: All four games feature this.
** The first game had the USA, Japanese Empire, Spain, the Race and Lustria.
** The Second game had the CSA, the Galactic Empire, The Race, the Tau, the Japanese Empire, Germany, and the UNSC.
** The third game had the USA, UK, USSR, Germany, and China.
** As of Middle Year 15, the fourth game has the UK, Ilium, the Race, China, and Siluria.
* AlternateHistoryScrew: Like the wank, all four games also have this.
** The first game had Aztlan, the Ossuary, Hy-Brasil, Atlantis, Westeros, and Britannia.
** Second game: the Fire Nation, France, the Kingdom of Australia, and the Covenant.
** Third game: Algarve, Gilead, California, the Draka, and North Korea.
** Fourth game: Germany and the USSR (to an extent), the Draka, and Brazil.
** Fifth game: ASA, Germany, Leasath, Oceania, USSR, UK-in-South America and UK-LoEG (though it got better).
* ApocalypseCult: The Church of the Changer of the Ways in Game One.
* [[spoiler: ApocalypseHow: Regional Type 4 is inflicted on Africa in Game Three to destroy the damn Orks.]]
* ArabianNightsDays: The Abbasid Caliphate from Arabian Nights appears in [=FISOT4=]. While they are rapidly (i.e. within six months) [[CurbStompBattle curb-stomped]] by [[{{Worldwar}} the Race]], [[OurGeniesAreDifferent genies]] later play a major role in the unfolding of the plot later on.
* BadAss: Uno, Lord and Lady Nemesis, Tycho, UsefulNotes/TheodoreRoosevelt, Saxton Hale, and that's [[LoadsandLoadsofCharacters just a few of them]].
* BadassSanta: In the fourth game after [[spoiler:Lex Luthor coordinated the attack on Santa's workshop which temporarily housed the Justice League]] and temporarily delayed Christmas, Santa decides [[LetsGetDangerous to take up the notch]] on the naughty list by making a live appearance [[spoiler: in blowing up Presidnt Luthor (who is being substituted by a [[ActuallyADoombot robot-lookalike]])]]. This was enough to scare a kid to be devoted to being on the nice list.
* BigBad
** The first game brought us Lord and Lady Nemesis. [[spoiler: They're Harry Potter and Hermione respectively, driven mad over the deaths of their best friend and the younger trio.]]
** In the second game, there wasn't a central bad guy.
** The third game first had Nicol Bolas, then Aku [[spoiler:, actually Demongo with both parts of Aku and Bolas' essences, and then Tycho.]]
** Game 4 has Nyarlathotep, [[spoiler:and Lord Nemesis, and then [[Series/DoctorWho the Master]].]]
*** And [[spoiler: Schniezal el Britannia and Kane]] each have plans of their own, independent of both.
* CallARabbitASmeerp: In the fifth game Austrailia comes to be known as Lordran. Justified because none of the nations transported there were native to Earth (and thus knew nothing of the actual names of the continents) and were isolated from the rest of the planet for around two years, by the time contact with other countries was established a new name had already taken root. With the name based on the fact that all of the nations brought to Australia were monarchic in some way.
* ChekhovsGun: The Abbasid Sultanate is a minor one in Game 4
* CloningBlues: Ob possesses a clone of [[spoiler:Korra]] in Game 4.
* CrapsackWorld: [[spoiler: The third Earth, where South America has been torn by warfare, and to defeat the Orks in Africa, tons of nukes and chemical weapons were used.]]
* CurbstompBattle:
** The war between the Japanese Empire and Siluria in the fourth game. This frightened everyone else on Earth because the Japanese Empire was one of the most powerful countries in the world.
** Zero-One vs. Nazi Germany in the fifth game.
* DeaderThanDead: Nyarlathotep has been turned into data, ripped apart, and deleted in the fourth game.
* DealWithTheDevil: [[spoiler:Harry Potter and Hermione are forced to serve Tzeentch in a temporarily alliance against Voldemort, which leads to their transformation into Lord and Lady Nemesis.]]
* DragonAscendant: Played With. [[spoiler:The Master]] is the latest Big Bad, but he was the Evil Genius, not the Dragon.
* DroppedABridgeOnHim:
** In Game Five, Jonah Prowse and Phil Constantino are killed by Major Edward Beck's forces.
* EvilMeScaresMe:
** The Japanese characters of ''Code Geass'' have shocking reactions to the militaristic Empire of Japan of ''Worldwar'' in Game 4.
* EvilVersusEvil: Aku versus Bolas in Game Three.
* ForeverWar: The war between the Draka on one side and [[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Bajor]] and [[{{Naruto}} Kumogakure]] on the other in Game 4 swiftly turned into one.
* FromNobodyToNightmare: In Game 4, [[spoiler:Kane]] goes from being a minor Soviet official to being the de facto leader of the Soviet Union after the Nemesis War .
** [[spoiler: It gets better, Kane now controls the entire Silurian Empire, due to a wish from a genie.]]
* TheGoodKing: The [[{{FableIII}} Hero of Brightwall]], King of Albion, becomes this towards his Westeros subjects.
* HaremSeeker: Briefly, Aladdin in Game Four. This results in the page quote
* HeartIsAnAwesomePower: Captain Planet destroys a Dalek using the Power of Heart in Game Four.
* IFightForTheStrongestSide:
** In Game 4, Andries Rhoodie and his AWB immediately abandons the Confederacy and goes to Nazi Germany upon realizing the latter's existence.
* KarmaHoudini / TheBadGuyWins:
** In Game 2, Jake Featherston got what he wanted for the Confederacy.
* KilledOffForReal: Several characters, such as [[spoiler: Korra]] in Game Four.
* KnowWhenToFoldEm: In Game Five, after the Tomarchio leadership is violently eliminated by a Yeerk infiltrator and the ASA realizing the infiltration, Yeerk-infected Secretary of Defense Franklin Stoff order the remaining ASA nuclear stockpile to be used against the US forces and the entire eastern American seaboard. However, almost the entire ASA command structure refused to follow the order and, deciding that they finally had enough of all the fighting, surrender to the US.
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: Happens to [[spoiler: Lady Nemesis]] in Game Four.
* MegaCrossover: The entire point of the game.
** CrackFic: The typical conclusion of the mass [[MassTeleportation ISOTs]], as the page quote notes.
* OrcusOnHisThrone: The Cylons in Game Three.
** And much of Game 4.
* SealedEvilInACan: Lord Nemesis and his son end up with this courtesy of the Red Chains in the fourth game.
* SplitPersonalityTakeover: In Game 4, this happens to [[spoiler: Korra]] courtesy of [[spoiler:Ob]]. Also counts as
** DemonicPossession: This
* TheAlliance:
** Map five has the [[UnitedEurope New European Union]] and the Atlantic and Asia-Pacific Treaty Organization.
* UltimateShowdownOfUltimateDestiny: The fourth game has one involving the Justice League, People's Heroes, Shadowpact, Torchwood, the Black Knights, the Unova Elite 4 and gym leaders, the staff of the Unseen Academy, and the Ankh-Morpork city guard fight against Lex Luthor, the inJustice League, Nyarlathotep, Ob, Xykon, and their undead and demon army.
** The Third game had the Wizards Four ([[Theatre/TheTempest Prospero]], [[Literature/LordOfTheRings Gandalf]], [[Literature/HarryPotter Dumbledore]], and [[Literature/LandOfOz the Wizard of Oz]]) joining forces with [[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} Magneto and his Acolytes]] and [[SamuraiJack Aku and Demongo]] to (temporarily it turned out) defeat [[MagicTheGathering Nicol Bolas]], with inadvertent assistance from the [[Series/BattlestarGalactica1978 Cylons]] and [[TransformersTheMovie Junkions]].
* VillainTeamUp
** Megatron and Voldemort in Game 1.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: As a general rule, it is not uncommon for plotlines, characters, and whole countries to get lost, due to the collaborative nature of the games and their complexity. Examples of the last include the Province of Judea from the first game, and Pottsylvania from the second.
* [[WorldWarTwo World War II]]: Sort of. A "[[GloriousMotherRussia Great Patriotic War]]" of sorts is fought in the fourth game between a [[{{Literature/Fatherland}} Nazi Germany that already]] ''[[{{Literature/Fatherland}} won ]]'' [[{{Literature/Fatherland}} World War II]] and the [[SovietSuperScience Soviets from]] CommandAndConquerRedAlert, [[spoiler: which ends with both sides using AtomicHate against each other and the [[WorldWar Race]] cleaning up what's left of the Soviets.]]