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[[caption-width-right:350:Well, things work differently around here.]]

Most fantasy worlds are unrealistic in some way or another, but at least they are reasonable. Wonderland is... [[AbsurdityAscendant different]]. The details vary, of course, but they are invariably strange places filled with strange phenomena and populated by strange people. But they are not [[WorldOfChaos so far gone as to permit absolutely anything]] - Wonderland still makes sense, but ''not that kind of sense''.

Many will have a theme of some sort, especially if there is AnAesop. The MentalWorld and DreamLand are often wonderlands; there is also a certain amount of overlap with the WorldOfSymbolism or the LandOfFaerie.

A type of EldritchLocation. Compare to AnotherDimension, which makes more conventional sense, and the WorldOfChaos, which makes ''less''.
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[[folder:{{Anime}} & {{Manga}}]]
* ''Anime/{{Kamichu}}'': A little girl waking up one day and realizing she's a god is odd enough. The land of the gods, however, where other gods like Laserdisc God reside, is very Wonderland-like.
* [[Franchise/{{Digimon}} The Digital World]] drifts into this on occasion, depending on the continuity and location.

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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* The 1950s strip from the AnthologyComic ''TheBeano'' Pansy Potter in Wonderland.
* The Dreaming from ''ComicBook/TheSandman''
* In ''{{Superman}}'', Htrae is a Bizarro Earth, a cubic planet where things are the opposite of Earth. It's also very inconsistent due to the fact that various authors chose to focus on different aspects and also had different ideas of "opposite" (which kind of works in a meta-sense since Earth is pretty ''consistent'')
* ''[[ComicBook/DisneyKingdoms Figment]]'' takes a journey into a world of imagination through a mentally projected portal. The Imaginary realm is divided into various provinces of creative expression such as the Color Wheel, [[WesternAnimation/DonaldDuckInMathmagicland Mathmagicland]], the Audio Archipelago and the Nightmare Nation, though only the latter two are properly visited. As Blairwas the one that created the portal with his mind, he has some influence over reality there and in time gains a full mastery of that gift and his "mental energy devices" to properly become the Dreamfinder.
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[[folder:Film]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas'': Although only Halloween Town and Christmas Town are shown, presumably each of the holiday towns is a themed wonderland following their own logic.
* ''Film/{{Labyrinth}}'': The Goblin King's kingdom has a structure (both physically and politically). Reason and logic still work there (assuming you take nothing for granted, and take everything literally). Everything that appears in that world also has a 'real-world' referent. And there are rules and laws, although those rules are -to a certain extent- set by and subject to the moods and whims of the king.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* ''Literature/AliceInWonderland'': TropeNamer, though it's debatable whether it's better described as a WorldOfChaos. (Best summarized in the 1999 Hallmark adaptation, wherein the Caterpillar tells Alice that "everything has a purpose, even here.")
* The Lands Beyond of ''ThePhantomTollbooth''.
* ''Literature/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'': The inside of the factory is a candy-themed wonderland that makes perfect sense...if only to [[TheWonka its creator]].
* Franchise/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy. After hitching a ride off Earth, every place just gets weirder and weirder. Then there's the Infinite Improbability Drive, which is capable of [[RealityIsOutToLunch making reality leave the building]].
* ''Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz'': So your house falls down onto a witch, and you meet a talking scarecrow, robot, and lion... the entire Literature/LandOfOz is a strange wonderland.
** The author of the ''Oz'' books, Creator/LFrankBaum, felt it made perfect sense, and was offended that it was compared to ''Literature/AliceInWonderland''!
* Venus in the RobertRankin book "The Mechanical Messiah and Other Marvels of the Modern Age".
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/KatamariDamacy'': The sky broke, and it can be fixed by rolling a sticky ball around Earth to create replacement stars. Rolling around the world, seeing a child riding a panda bear motorcycle is not unusual.
* ''VideoGame/LittleBigPlanet'': Especially owing to the user-created content and the customizable nature of the game.
* The Fairy Land of Neirutvena in ''VideoGame/ChainsOfSatinav'' is one of these. Among other oddities, the season is determined by the orientation of a painting in the royal art gallery, the direction of the wind is determined by the large-nosed crab creature that acts as a weather vane, and the time is determined by a large peacock who lights up his plumage based on the season and the direction of the wind.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/OverTheGardenWall'' is about two brothers who get lost in a strange place simply called The Unknown. Sounds like some Wonderland business waiting to happen, and it does.
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[[folder:Webcomic]]
* ''Webcomic/ThePropertyOfHate'' is set in a world where lies, doubts, fears and ideas are tangible entities. The sun fell out of the sky and turned into trees and a ocean rests on top of a forest.
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[[folder:Real Life]]
* The universe as described by quantum physics and special relativity make very little intuitive sense to us feeble-minded humans, but both systems adhere to strict mathematical premises and make internal sense.
* Although logic as it appears in dreams tends to shift erratically from moment to moment, in any given moment there is usually some underlying logical structure that the narrative of the dream is following.
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