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* GainaxEnding: ''Flatland: The Film'' starts to go off the rails in its third act: After hallucinating the King of Pointland, escaping prison and bumping into an IdenticalStranger, A. Square's pursuers are slain by the North Kingdom army. One of the Northern officers begins to chase him, and then everything suddenly goes black. A. Square speaks a single line pleading to see his family, and is answered by an unknown voice. Roll Credits.

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* GainaxEnding: ''Flatland: The Film'' starts to go off the rails in its third act: After hallucinating the King of Pointland, escaping prison and bumping into an IdenticalStranger, both an IdenticalStranger and [[UnexplainedRecovery the trapezoid he saw die earlier]], A. Square's pursuers are slain by the North Kingdom army. One of the Northern officers begins to chase him, and then everything suddenly goes black. A. Square speaks a single line pleading to see his family, and is answered by an unknown voice. Roll Credits.


* OneDimensionalThinking: Justified in Lineland.
* TwoDSpace: Flatland.

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* OneDimensionalThinking: Justified in Lineland.
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Lineland, in which the second dimension does not exist.
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TwoDSpace: Flatland.


** The [[IOSGames iOS game]] ''VideoGame/ANobleCircle'' is based on the novella.

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** The [[IOSGames [[UsefulNotes/IOSGames iOS game]] ''VideoGame/ANobleCircle'' is based on the novella.


* AutoCannibalism: A. Line (a political prisoner) in the movie does this as a form of suicide before she's [[BetterToDieThanBeKilled executed by the state.]]


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* AutoCannibalism: A. Line (a political prisoner) in the movie does this as a form of suicide before she's [[BetterToDieThanBeKilled executed by the state.]]


AdaptationalHeroism: Abbot Square in ''Flatland: The Movie'' is far more accepting of the idea of 3D and assists his brother in helping spread the message.

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* AdaptationalHeroism: Abbot Square in ''Flatland: The Movie'' is far more accepting of the idea of 3D and assists his brother in helping spread the message.

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Adaptations include a 1965 animated short (''Flatland''), a 2007 animated feature film (''Flatland'', aka ''Flatland: The Film''), and, confusingly, another 2007 animated film, this one a short (''Flatland: TheMovie'').


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[[folder:Tropes found in various adaptations of ''Flatland'']]
AdaptationalHeroism: Abbot Square in ''Flatland: The Movie'' is far more accepting of the idea of 3D and assists his brother in helping spread the message.
* AdaptationInducedPlotHole:
** ''Flatland: The Film'' has a setting update from Victorian England to modern day U.S. so why does the "President" still wear a ''crown''?
** ''Flatland: The Movie'' has objects that don't make sense in a 2D world, such as pink unicorn dolls, a fishtank, and skateboards.
* AdaptationalIntelligence: In both 2007 adaptations, females are not nearly as braindead as they are in the book.
* AdaptationNameChange:
** ''Flatland: The Film'':
*** Pantocyclus to President Circle.
*** Lord Sphere to CEO A. Sphere.
** ''Flatland: The Movie'':
*** A. Square to Arthur Square.
*** B. Square to Abbot Square.
*** Lord Sphere to Spherius.
* AdaptationSpeciesChange:
** Chromatistes is changed from a pentagon to an "irregular" in ''Flatland: The Film''. A. Square also only has one hexagonal child, with the other being changed to a pentagon.
** In ''Flatland: The Movie'' females are the same shapes as the males.
* AdaptationalVillainy:
** B. Square in ''Flatland: The Film'' is the one responsible for planning the Chromatist massacre (and thus causing the ensuing riot) and later tries to kill his brother in prison.
** Pantocyclus was originally mostly a WellIntentionedExtremist, and had legitimate reasons to fear chromatism and 3D. Even in the DarkerAndEdgier ''Flatland: The Film'' he had the occasional PetTheDog moment. In ''Flatland: The Movie'' on the other hand, he has the purely selfish motivation of [[FantasticRacism keeping the circles on the top of the food chain]] and also has Arthur sentenced to ''death'' as opposed to imprisonment.
* AgeLift: Hex is A. Square's son as opposed to Grandson in ''Flatland: The Film''. In this case the extra side is explained as the result of being born with a deformity.
* AnimatedAdaptation: Oddly, two were released in the same year (2007). ''Flatland: The Film'' was a feature-length indie film. ''Flatland: the Movie'' was a big-budgeted edutainment short with an AllStarCast.
* FanSequel: Given that Abbott's book is now in the public domain, several authors have tried their hand at this:
** "Sphereland: A Fantasy About Curved Spaces and an Expanding Universe" by Dionys Burger. It features A. Square's grandson and tries to explain [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin curved spaces and expanding universes]] in the same way Flatland tried to explain dimensions.
** "The Planiverse: Computer Contact with a Two-Dimensional World" by A. K. Dewdney. A SpiritualSequel that focuses on [[WorldBuilding creating a believable 2-D world with its own physics, biology and culture]].
** "Flatterland: Like Flatland, Only More So" by Ian Stewart. Follows another one of A Square's descendents and her ventures with an [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext interdimensional Space Hopper]]. Sacrifices plot and social commentary for higher math theories and {{pun}}s.
** "Spaceland: A Novel of the Fourth Dimension" by Creator/RudyRucker. A NonLinearSequel / SpiritualSequel with its focus on the plot of Silicon Valley hotshot [[PunnyName Joe Cube]] and his encounter with Momo, a woman from the fourth dimension.
** The [[IOSGames iOS game]] ''VideoGame/ANobleCircle'' is based on the novella.
* GainaxEnding: ''Flatland: The Film'' starts to go off the rails in its third act: After hallucinating the King of Pointland, escaping prison and bumping into an IdenticalStranger, A. Square's pursuers are slain by the North Kingdom army. One of the Northern officers begins to chase him, and then everything suddenly goes black. A. Square speaks a single line pleading to see his family, and is answered by an unknown voice. Roll Credits.
* GenderFlip: Hex is female in ''Flatland: The Movie''.
* TheMovie: [[http://www.flatlandthemovie.com/ You gotta]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFDTcasgHK4 believe them.]]
* NotHisSled: In ''Flatland: The Movie'', [[spoiler:Spherius rescues Arthur Square from his death sentence and reveals that he intended his granddaughter Hex to be his prophet]].
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* AdaptationalHeroism: Abbot Square in ''Flatland: The Movie'' is far more accepting of the idea of 3D and assists his brother in helping spread the message.
* AdaptationInducedPlotHole:
** ''Flatland: The Film'' has a setting update from Victorian England to modern day U.S. so why does the "President" still wear a ''crown''?
** ''Flatland: The Movie'' has objects that don't make sense in a 2D world, such as pink unicorn dolls, a fishtank, and skateboards.
* AdaptationalIntelligence: In both 2007 adaptations, females are not nearly as braindead as they are in the book.
* AdaptationNameChange:
** ''Flatland: The Film'':
*** Pantocyclus to President Circle.
*** Lord Sphere to CEO A. Sphere.
** ''Flatland: The Movie'':
*** A. Square to Arthur Square.
*** B. Square to Abbot Square.
*** Lord Sphere to Spherius.
* AdaptationSpeciesChange:
** Chromatistes is changed from a pentagon to an "irregular" in ''Flatland: The Film''. A. Square also only has one hexagonal child, with the other being changed to a pentagon.
** In ''Flatland: The Movie'' females are the same shapes as the males.
* AdaptationalVillainy:
** B. Square in ''Flatland: The Film'' is the one responsible for planning the Chromatist massacre (and thus causing the ensuing riot) and later tries to kill his brother in prison.
** Pantocyclus was originally mostly a WellIntentionedExtremist, and had legitimate reasons to fear chromatism and 3D. Even in the DarkerAndEdgier ''Flatland: The Film'' he had the occasional PetTheDog moment. In ''Flatland: The Movie'' on the other hand, he has the purely selfish motivation of [[FantasticRacism keeping the circles on the top of the food chain]] and also has Arthur sentenced to ''death'' as opposed to imprisonment.
* AgeLift: Hex is A. Square's son as opposed to Grandson in ''Flatland: The Film''. In this case the extra side is explained as the result of being born with a deformity.



* AnimatedAdaptation: Oddly, two were released in the same year (2007). ''Flatland: The Film'' was a feature-length indie film. ''Flatland: the Movie'' was a big-budgeted edutainment short with an AllStarCast.



* FanSequel: Given that Abbott's book is now in the public domain, several authors have tried their hand at this:
** "Sphereland: A Fantasy About Curved Spaces and an Expanding Universe" by Dionys Burger. It features A. Square's grandson and tries to explain [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin curved spaces and expanding universes]] in the same way Flatland tried to explain dimensions.
** "The Planiverse: Computer Contact with a Two-Dimensional World" by A. K. Dewdney. A SpiritualSequel that focuses on [[WorldBuilding creating a believable 2-D world with its own physics, biology and culture]].
** "Flatterland: Like Flatland, Only More So" by Ian Stewart. Follows another one of A Square's descendents and her ventures with an [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext interdimensional Space Hopper]]. Sacrifices plot and social commentary for higher math theories and {{pun}}s.
** "Spaceland: A Novel of the Fourth Dimension" by Creator/RudyRucker. A NonLinearSequel / SpiritualSequel with its focus on the plot of Silicon Valley hotshot [[PunnyName Joe Cube]] and his encounter with Momo, a woman from the fourth dimension.
** The [[IOSGames iOS game]] ''VideoGame/ANobleCircle'' is based on the novella.



* GainaxEnding: ''Flatland: The Film'' starts to go off the rails in its third act: After hallucinating the King of Pointland, escaping prison and bumping into an IdenticalStranger, A. Square's pursuers are slain by the North Kingdom army. One of the Northern officers begins to chase him, and then everything suddenly goes black. A. Square speaks a single line pleading to see his family, and is answered by an unknown voice. Roll Credits.



* GenderFlip: Hex is female in ''Flatland: The Movie''.



* TheMovie: [[http://www.flatlandthemovie.com/ You gotta]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFDTcasgHK4 believe them.]]



* NotHisSled: In ''Flatland: The Movie'', [[spoiler:Spherius rescues Arthur Square from his death sentence and reveals that he intended his granddaughter Hex to be his prophet]].

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** The [[IOSGames iOS game]] ''VideoGame/ANobleCircle'' is based on the novella.

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* AutoCannibalism: A. Line (a political prisoner) in the movie does this as a form of suicide before she's [[BetterToDieThanBeKilled executed by the state.]]

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* AnotherDimension: One of the few times in fiction that this term was used correctly.


** "Spaceland: A Novel of the Fourth Dimension" by Rudy Rucker. A NonLinearSequel / SpiritualSequel with its focus on the plot of Silicon Valley hotshot [[PunnyName Joe Cube]] and his encounter with Momo, a woman from the fourth dimension.

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** "Spaceland: A Novel of the Fourth Dimension" by Rudy Rucker.Creator/RudyRucker. A NonLinearSequel / SpiritualSequel with its focus on the plot of Silicon Valley hotshot [[PunnyName Joe Cube]] and his encounter with Momo, a woman from the fourth dimension.


* StayInTheKitchen: Women are restricted in their social roles because they are dangerously sharp lines. They are restricted because they can kill people by walking into them: it is segregation based on a physical characteristic. {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d, in that the Square mentions that it probably seems incredibly misogynistic to the reader, but it beats getting stabbed to death.

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* StayInTheKitchen: Women are restricted in their social roles because they are dangerously sharp lines.lines (well, super narrow rhombuses). They are restricted because they can kill people by walking into them: it is segregation based on a physical characteristic. {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d, in that the Square mentions that it probably seems incredibly misogynistic to the reader, but it beats getting stabbed to death.


* FantasticCasteSystem: A Flatlander's intellect is dictated by the degrees of their angles (for triangles), or how many angles they have (for polygons). A perfectly equilateral triangle is the equivalent to an IntrepidMerchant in brainpower; a square is smart enough to be a lawyer. People with "irregular" angles (One example given was a parallelogram) are predestined to criminality, similar to how some people thought of XYY-Chromosome Disorder patients back in the 80's. Females, being straight lines and therefore having no angles, are universally dumb as posts. Polygons go up one caste every generation, and triangles have a chance at producing a square son, who in turn have a chance of producing pentagonal or triangular sons.

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* FantasticCasteSystem: A Flatlander's intellect is dictated by the degrees of their angles (for triangles), or how many angles they have (for polygons). A perfectly equilateral triangle is the equivalent to an IntrepidMerchant in brainpower; a square is smart enough to be a lawyer. People with "irregular" angles (One example given was a parallelogram) are predestined to criminality, similar to how some people thought of XYY-Chromosome Disorder patients back in the 80's. Females, being straight lines and therefore having no angles, are universally dumb as as, well, posts. Polygons go up one caste every generation, and triangles have a chance at producing a square son, who in turn have a chance of producing pentagonal or triangular sons.


* WomenAreWiser: Averted. Flatland women (lines) have the memories of goldfish and come off as CloudCuckoolander. One anecdote states that a line once murdered her entire family and then wondered what the hell happened to them a minute later.

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* WomenAreWiser: Averted. Flatland women (lines) have the [[ForgetfulJones memories of goldfish goldfish]] and come off as CloudCuckoolander.{{Cloudcuckoolander}}s. One anecdote states that a line once murdered her entire family and then wondered what the hell happened to them a minute later.

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