Follow TV Tropes

Following

History Main / EldritchLocation

Go To



* ''Series/TwelveMonkeys'' has the Red Forest, AnotherDimension that exists outside of time and takes the default form of an endless forest of red leaves and grass, and containing a house that constantly cycles through building and deconstructing. Because its not governed by normal temporal rules, people who go there can commune across time, re-live all their happiest moments at once, or even use it to [[MentalTimeTravel travel back into their own past selves]]. [[spoiler: The ultimate goal of the Army of the 12 Monkeys and [[BigBad the Witness]] is to cause a TimeCrash that will collapse reality and send everyone who's ever lived there.]]

to:

* ''Series/TwelveMonkeys'' has the Red Forest, AnotherDimension that exists outside of time and takes the default form of an endless forest of red leaves and grass, and containing a house that constantly cycles through building and deconstructing. Because its not governed by normal temporal rules, people who go there can commune communication across time, re-live all their happiest moments at once, or even use it to [[MentalTimeTravel travel back into their own past selves]]. [[spoiler: The ultimate goal of the Army of the 12 Monkeys and [[BigBad the Witness]] is to cause a TimeCrash that will collapse reality and send everyone who's ever lived there.]]

Added DiffLines:

* ''Series/Room104'': The motel room itself appears to be one, attracting all manner of bizarre and downright supernatural events; [[spoiler:the motel's first owner murdered her brother on the site that would become the room, resulting in her (and the ground) being cursed by a frightening, inhuman being.]]

Added DiffLines:

** ''Fanfic/InfinityTrainBoilingPoint'' has the Boiling Underworld, the stomach of the Titan where the MightMakesRight mentality of the Isles reaches its logical conclusion: Not only does everybody get designated as being either "Strong" or "Weak", but the latter [[spoiler: have their organs harvested to feed the Strong.]] And if that's not enough, it's the WombLevel of a ''GiantCorpseWorld''.

Added DiffLines:

* ''ComicBook/TheBadBadPlace:'' The Castavette Estate; on top of being able to appear and disappear at will, it has the ability to ensnare its inhabitants in [[LotusEaterMachine illusory dreamworlds]], somehow has enough space to encompass the population of an entire town despite being only a four-story house, and sports a vast array of impossibly-deep tunnels beneath it - tunnels that look suspiciously like burrows. Also, Google Maps can't get a clear shot of it without dissolving into pixels.

Added DiffLines:

* ''Series/TwelveMonkeys'' has the Red Forest, AnotherDimension that exists outside of time and takes the default form of an endless forest of red leaves and grass, and containing a house that constantly cycles through building and deconstructing. Because its not governed by normal temporal rules, people who go there can commune across time, re-live all their happiest moments at once, or even use it to [[MentalTimeTravel travel back into their own past selves]]. [[spoiler: The ultimate goal of the Army of the 12 Monkeys and [[BigBad the Witness]] is to cause a TimeCrash that will collapse reality and send everyone who's ever lived there.]]


* [[http://www.rotten.com/library/occult/hollow-earth/ The "hollow" inside]] of the Earth.

to:

* [[http://www.rotten.com/library/occult/hollow-earth/ [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hollow_Earth The "hollow" inside]] of the Earth.

Added DiffLines:

* ''Series/CrimeSceneTheVanishingAtTheCecilHotel'': The docu-series explores the history of real-life HellHotel, The Cecil, and discusses the many online conspiracy theorists who believe the hotel itself is a "nexus of dark energy" and/or a gateway to hell. The series presents several historians who explain that the hotel is located on Los Angeles's Skid Row and most of the unsavory happenings there are explained by the mundane forces of poverty, mental illness, and drug addiction.

Added DiffLines:

** Rock Bottom also comes off as this.

Added DiffLines:

** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-2922 Corbenic]] is another anomalous alternate world. It is said to be ''an'' afterlife, and it has three "moons" hanging in the sky... each of which is an alternate Earth that has somehow been absorbed entirely into the realm. The descriptions of what happens to people in various regions within Corbenic are... disturbing, especially since the victims cannot die.
--->'''SCP-2922-B'''[[note]]A woman who entered Corbenic after death but was still able to contact the Foundation[[/note]]: This is not Heaven, not Hell, not Purgatory... this is the final exam.


* ''WesternAnimation/CourageTheCowardlyDog'': Nowhere, Kansas. It's a small town built around a desert-like wasteland where strange monsters show up for no real reason at all. [[LiteralMetaphor And the main cast lives in the middle of it.]]

to:

* ''WesternAnimation/CourageTheCowardlyDog'': Nowhere, Kansas. It's a small sleepy Kansas town built around a desert-like wasteland where strange that, for unexplained reasons, doesn't regularly comply with the laws of physics or reality itself. Strange monsters show up and phenomena better suited for no real reason at all.a CosmicHorrorStory are a common sight. [[LiteralMetaphor And the main cast lives in the middle of it.]]


* In Franchise/TheDCU, Heaven, of all places.
** The city of Vanity from the short-lived ''ComicBook/{{Aztek}}'' series was implied to be one of these. It was a WretchedHive that was ''worse than Gotham'', full of a strange psychic malaise that turned two CaptainPatriotic heroes into [[NinetiesAntiHero Nineties Anti-Heroes]]. It was implied that the town founders were all mad and used principles of sacred geometry to make the city utterly bent.
** The 90s ComicBook/DoomPatrol had a benign one in the form of Danny the Street. Luckily, he was a good guy.
** ''ComicBook/ShadeTheChangingMan'': The Area of Madness and the larger Area it is part of appears anywhere from vaguely surreal to incomprehensibly psychedelic, filled with creatures hostile to life, limb, and/or sensibilities, and more could be generated simply by entering the Area. Shade can create more localized versions around himself, but his apartment in the crack in the sidewalk of Times Square was the largest and most stable.
** The Dreaming as it appears in ''ComicBook/TheSandman'' series qualifies since it explicitly disregards natural laws in favour of those crafted by Morpheus. In fact, each of the realms of the Endless (along with Hell) can be called an Eldritch Location by itself.
** ''Franchise/WonderWoman'': Olympus tends to be full of {{Bizarrchitecture}} made up of AlienGeometries with gravity behaving very oddly and the whole place reflecting the personality, mentality and will of the current ruler. If one manages to fall from Olympus they'll land in Hades, which will not only be a far enough fall to kill them but will ensure that their afterlife is sealed to Hades reguardless of what their soul would have done otherwise.



* In the Franchise/MarvelUniverse, ''ComicBook/TheThanosImperative'' introduced ''an entire freaking parallel universe'' as an Eldritch Location. It all began when somehow, somebody ''[[DeathTakesAHoliday killed death]]'' and allowed Life to grow unrestrained. Now the entire universe is under the influence of Elder Gods and, using the Fault that has opened up in the MU, they are now intent on corrupting the rest of reality.
-->'''ComicBook/{{Quasar}}:''' I'm Protector Of The Universe. But how am I supposed to protect it from another universe? Planets, stars, whole galaxies that want to crush us all. I asked what's the worst that could happen. This is my answer.

to:

* In ''ComicBook/{{Cardboard}}'', the Franchise/MarvelUniverse, ''ComicBook/TheThanosImperative'' introduced ''an entire freaking parallel universe'' cardboard monsters dig up Marcus' house and create their own living cardboard world underground.
* In Franchise/TheDCU, Heaven, of all places.
** The city of Vanity from the short-lived ''ComicBook/{{Aztek}}'' series was implied to be one of these. It was a WretchedHive that was ''worse than Gotham'', full of a strange psychic malaise that turned two CaptainPatriotic heroes into [[NinetiesAntiHero Nineties Anti-Heroes]]. It was implied that the town founders were all mad and used principles of sacred geometry to make the city utterly bent.
** The 90s ComicBook/DoomPatrol had a benign one in the form of Danny the Street. Luckily, he was a good guy.
** ''ComicBook/ShadeTheChangingMan'': The Area of Madness and the larger Area it is part of appears anywhere from vaguely surreal to incomprehensibly psychedelic, filled with creatures hostile to life, limb, and/or sensibilities, and more could be generated simply by entering the Area. Shade can create more localized versions around himself, but his apartment in the crack in the sidewalk of Times Square was the largest and most stable.
** The Dreaming
as it appears in ''ComicBook/TheSandman'' series qualifies since it explicitly disregards natural laws in favour of those crafted by Morpheus. In fact, each of the realms of the Endless (along with Hell) can be called an Eldritch Location. It all began when somehow, somebody ''[[DeathTakesAHoliday killed death]]'' Location by itself.
** ''Franchise/WonderWoman'': Olympus tends to be full of {{Bizarrchitecture}} made up of AlienGeometries with gravity behaving very oddly
and allowed Life to grow unrestrained. Now the entire universe is under the influence of Elder Gods and, using the Fault that has opened up in the MU, they are now intent on corrupting the rest of reality.
-->'''ComicBook/{{Quasar}}:''' I'm Protector Of The Universe. But how am I supposed to protect it from another universe? Planets, stars,
whole galaxies place reflecting the personality, mentality and will of the current ruler. If one manages to fall from Olympus they'll land in Hades, which will not only be a far enough fall to kill them but will ensure that want their afterlife is sealed to crush us all. I asked what's Hades reguardless of what their soul would have done otherwise.
* In
the worst that could happen. This first Figment comic book series in ''ComicBook/DisneyKingdoms'', the Nightmare Nation is my answer.this. It seems to be the anthropomorphic personification of despair, depression, and art block.



* In the Franchise/MarvelUniverse, ''ComicBook/TheThanosImperative'' introduced ''an entire freaking parallel universe'' as an Eldritch Location. It all began when somehow, somebody ''[[DeathTakesAHoliday killed death]]'' and allowed Life to grow unrestrained. Now the entire universe is under the influence of Elder Gods and, using the Fault that has opened up in the MU, they are now intent on corrupting the rest of reality.
-->'''ComicBook/{{Quasar}}:''' I'm Protector Of The Universe. But how am I supposed to protect it from another universe? Planets, stars, whole galaxies that want to crush us all. I asked what's the worst that could happen. This is my answer.



* In ''Zombies en la Moneda'', the chilean presidential palace, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin known as La Moneda]], has become a heinous place where zombies and humanoid abominations roam, the walls are made of living flesh, there are ''living people merged with those walls,'' and The whole place works by feeding on the vital energy of celebrities and politicians.
* In ''ComicBook/{{Cardboard}}'', the cardboard monsters dig up Marcus' house and create their own living cardboard world underground.
* In the first Figment comic book series in ''ComicBook/DisneyKingdoms'', the Nightmare Nation is this. It seems to be the anthropomorphic personification of despair, depression, and art block.

to:

* In ''Zombies en la Moneda'', the chilean Chilean presidential palace, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin known as La Moneda]], has become a heinous place where zombies and humanoid abominations roam, the walls are made of living flesh, there are ''living people merged with those walls,'' and The whole place works by feeding on the vital energy of celebrities and politicians.
* In ''ComicBook/{{Cardboard}}'', the cardboard monsters dig up Marcus' house and create their own living cardboard world underground.
* In the first Figment comic book series in ''ComicBook/DisneyKingdoms'', the Nightmare Nation is this. It seems to be the anthropomorphic personification of despair, depression, and art block.
politicians.


%% This page has been alphabetized. Please add new examples in the correct order.

to:

%% This page has been alphabetized. Please add new examples in the correct order. Thanks!



%%* Wherever the hell it is that the WebAnimation/HappyTreeFriends universe takes place in.



%%* Wherever the hell it is that the WebAnimation/HappyTreeFriends universe takes place in.

to:

%%* Wherever the hell it is that the WebAnimation/HappyTreeFriends universe takes place in.* The city of Kirlian, in WebAnimation/TheKirlianFrequency.



* The city of Kirlian, in WebAnimation/TheKirlianFrequency.



* Wiki/TVTropes:
** The SugarBowl is a strange form of this. It may be depicted as a genuinely nice place, or as it was in the article. However, there's no denying that a place with licorice trees and structurally sound buildings of candy would belong here.
** The ClownCarBase also fits this trope in a way, especially when the trope is {{lampshade|Hanging}}d, revealing it to be not just a perspective oddity, but a genuine physically disproportionate building.
** A LevelAte is a place where terrain is GiantFood, often a humorous version of this sort of thing.
** Many {{Lost World}}s are this in a nutshell.
** A DarkWorld can function as an Eldritch Location when it's explicitly evil or "wrong", but a few morality neutral Dark Places are natural "night side" reality counterparts to our own.
** A PlaceBeyondTime is this by its very nature.
** An EldritchStarship can easily be an Eldritch Location with a hyperdrive.

to:

* Wiki/TVTropes:
** The SugarBowl is a strange form
''WebOriginal/TheBackrooms'', A place of this. It may be depicted as a genuinely nice place, or as it was mono yellow, smelly moist carpets, the loud buzzing sound of fluorescent lights, and about six hundred million square miles of randomly segmented empty rooms. People who aren't careful and [[{{Intangibility}} noclip]] out of reality in the article. However, wrong places can end up in The Backrooms, where they can spend hours to ''years'' trying to find the way out, as time there is absolutely distorted. Oh, and it can happen to ''[[ParanoiaFuel anyone, at anytime]]''. And to top it all off? ''[[EldritchAbomination Watch out for Eldritch Abominations!]]''
* In ''Literature/TheDionaeaHouse'', the titular "dionaea house".
* ''Literature/GreenAntarctica'': The glacier at the center of the continent is seen as one by the Tsalal, one so evil that they refuse to give it a name. While their entire culture [[SnowMeansDeath fears the color white]], it goes beyond just that. The glacier is the size of a country and half a mile thick. The dry, chilled air above it is unnaturally lit by the sun and carries sounds differently, giving it the feeling that reality is warped by its very presence. The entire thing moans and creaks as fissures open up and water erupts outward. Its edges expand and retreat like the pseudopods of a vast amoeba. There are times when the winds will trigger a sudden torrent of frigid air that splashes outward and kills everything in its path. The Tsalal cultures alternatively view it as the source of all death and suffering, hell, the abode of the gods, or even a sleeping god itself. What they can all agree on is that, when it awakens, it will bring about the end of all worlds.
* The [[http://bogleech.tumblr.com/post/74701719961/i-know-that-the-noisy-tenant-universe-the-one-where Noisy Tenant Creepypasta mythos]] is very much set in this this, given that in the core premise is that people suddenly wake up, out of nowhere, in the titular building, an endless place where space [[spoiler: and time, if the ending to Dr. Phage's Hospital is any indication]] doesn't work the same as in our reality and where
there's been no denying that a place with licorice trees and structurally sound buildings of candy would belong here.
** The ClownCarBase also fits this trope in a way, especially when the trope is {{lampshade|Hanging}}d, revealing it to be not just a perspective oddity, but a genuine physically disproportionate building.
** A LevelAte is a place where terrain is GiantFood, often a humorous version of this sort of thing.
exit shown in-setting.
** Many {{Lost World}}s are this in a nutshell.
** A DarkWorld
The place itself can function be described as an Eldritch Location when what would happen if Franchise/SilentHill were designed by Creator/SidAndMartyKrofftProductions , with whimsical inhabitants (An anthropomorphic hamburger chef made of rotting meat and a man-sized bacteriopage doctor with glasses and a bow-tie being the most prominent) who do horrible; horrible things to the people stuck in their realms...
** And, as a bonus, [[Website/{{Bogleech}} the creator]] has said that
it's explicitly evil not anything as banal as another planet or "wrong", another dimension, but rather something humankind has no context whatsoever for. He compared trying to explain the reason why it exists to explaining to a few morality neutral Dark Places Pilgrim the concept of a WebAnimation/YouTubePoop without explaining computers, videos or electricity.
* ''WebOriginal/ProtectorsOfThePlotContinuum'' has Headquarters, an unimaginably huge building located in the space between worlds that the PPC calls home. It's constructed from {{metafiction}}al materials like {{Plot Hole}}s and "concrit" ([[{{Pun}} concrete made from constructive criticism]]) and a portal to it exists in one specific location in each world of TheMultiverse, usually an extremely innocuous one nobody would check if they weren't specifically looking for it. Its most famous feature is that, as a defense against MarySue attacks, it's impossible to ''intentionally'' find your destination within it; PPC agents
are natural "night side" reality counterparts well trained to our own.
**
"switch off" their minds whilst trying to get from one part of the building to another, something the simple brains of Sues are incapable of. A PlaceBeyondTime RunningGag in the stories is this by its very nature.
** An EldritchStarship can easily be an Eldritch Location with
that it supposedly has a hyperdrive. pool, but nobody, whether intentionally or not, has ever been able to find it.



* Sarah Waite's (yes, the last name is meaningful) dorm room at [[SuperheroSchool Whateley Academy]] in the ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse''. It's even ''called'' the Lovecraft Room.
* The [[http://bogleech.tumblr.com/post/74701719961/i-know-that-the-noisy-tenant-universe-the-one-where Noisy Tenant Creepypasta mythos]] is very much set in this this, given that in the core premise is that people suddenly wake up, out of nowhere, in the titular building, an endless place where space [[spoiler: and time, if the ending to Dr. Phage's Hospital is any indication]] doesn't work the same as in our reality and where there's been no exit shown in-setting.
** The place itself can be described as what would happen if Franchise/SilentHill were designed by Creator/SidAndMartyKrofftProductions , with whimsical inhabitants (An anthropomorphic hamburger chef made of rotting meat and a man-sized bacteriopage doctor with glasses and a bow-tie being the most prominent) who do horrible; horrible things to the people stuck in their realms...
** And, as a bonus, [[Website/{{Bogleech}} the creator]] has said that it's not anything as banal as another planet or another dimension, but rather something humankind has no context whatsoever for. He compared trying to explain the reason why it exists to explaining to a Pilgrim the concept of a WebAnimation/YouTubePoop without explaining computers, videos or electricity.
* In ''Literature/TheDionaeaHouse'', the titular "dionaea house".




* Wiki/TVTropes:
** The SugarBowl is a strange form of this. It may be depicted as a genuinely nice place, or as it was in the article. However, there's no denying that a place with licorice trees and structurally sound buildings of candy would belong here.
** The ClownCarBase also fits this trope in a way, especially when the trope is {{lampshade|Hanging}}d, revealing it to be not just a perspective oddity, but a genuine physically disproportionate building.
** A LevelAte is a place where terrain is GiantFood, often a humorous version of this sort of thing.
** Many {{Lost World}}s are this in a nutshell.
** A DarkWorld can function as an Eldritch Location when it's explicitly evil or "wrong", but a few morality neutral Dark Places are natural "night side" reality counterparts to our own.
** A PlaceBeyondTime is this by its very nature.
** An EldritchStarship can easily be an Eldritch Location with a hyperdrive.
* Prominently featured in [[http://wanderers-library.wikidot.com/the-tomb-war The Tomb War]] from ''Wiki/TheWanderersLibrary''.
* Sarah Waite's (yes, the last name is meaningful) dorm room at [[SuperheroSchool Whateley Academy]] in the ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse''. It's even ''called'' the Lovecraft Room.



* ''WebOriginal/ProtectorsOfThePlotContinuum'' has Headquarters, an unimaginably huge building located in the space between worlds that the PPC calls home. It's constructed from {{metafiction}}al materials like {{Plot Hole}}s and "concrit" ([[{{Pun}} concrete made from constructive criticism]]) and a portal to it exists in one specific location in each world of TheMultiverse, usually an extremely innocuous one nobody would check if they weren't specifically looking for it. Its most famous feature is that, as a defense against MarySue attacks, it's impossible to ''intentionally'' find your destination within it; PPC agents are well trained to "switch off" their minds whilst trying to get from one part of the building to another, something the simple brains of Sues are incapable of. A RunningGag in the stories is that it supposedly has a pool, but nobody, whether intentionally or not, has ever been able to find it.
* ''Literature/GreenAntarctica'': The glacier at the center of the continent is seen as one by the Tsalal, one so evil that they refuse to give it a name. While their entire culture [[SnowMeansDeath fears the color white]], it goes beyond just that. The glacier is the size of a country and half a mile thick. The dry, chilled air above it is unnaturally lit by the sun and carries sounds differently, giving it the feeling that reality is warped by its very presence. The entire thing moans and creaks as fissures open up and water erupts outward. Its edges expand and retreat like the pseudopods of a vast amoeba. There are times when the winds will trigger a sudden torrent of frigid air that splashes outward and kills everything in its path. The Tsalal cultures alternatively view it as the source of all death and suffering, hell, the abode of the gods, or even a sleeping god itself. What they can all agree on is that, when it awakens, it will bring about the end of all worlds.
* Prominently featured in [[http://wanderers-library.wikidot.com/the-tomb-war The Tomb War]] from ''Wiki/TheWanderersLibrary''.
* ''WebOriginal/TheBackrooms'', A place of mono yellow, smelly moist carpets, the loud buzzing sound of fluorescent lights, and about six hundred million square miles of randomly segmented empty rooms. People who aren't careful and [[{{Intangibility}} noclip]] out of reality in the wrong places can end up in The Backrooms, where they can spend hours to ''years'' trying to find the way out, as time there is absolutely distorted. Oh, and it can happen to ''[[ParanoiaFuel anyone, at anytime]]''. And to top it all off? ''[[EldritchAbomination Watch out for Eldritch Abominations!]]''



* The Abyss in ''Webvideo/BestPalBrigade ''ís Kasvar campaign setting.
* ''WebVideo/CarmillaTheSeries'' has the library. While more or less the entire campus is [[ExtranormalInstitute weird]], the library is above and beyond anything there, described as a sentient Escher painting with shelves and a force to be reckoned with against even the most powerful beings of the series. It stuck someone into a computer system before computers were even invented, has portals [[NotHyperbole literally]] everywhere, and a personality that ranges from [[PokeThePoodle comedically annoying]] to outright terrifying when enraged.
* ''WebVideo/CollegeSaga'' has the Cursed Structure (i.e. Babson College's Fountain of Flags). As long as it exists, mankind will continue eating vegetables.
* ''Franchise/TheFearMythos'' has the Empty City: a possibly [[EldritchAbomination living]] city located in an alternate dimension. The city is ''huge'', changes every time you turn a corner, and is completely devoid of all souls.
* Parodied in LetsPlay/ChipCheezum's LetsPlay of ''VideoGame/FiftyCentBloodOnTheSand'' with the "Fiddy Zone", a glitch where background textures fail to load during a [[ActionCommands Counter Kill]], leaving Fiddy and his opponent in a void covered by film grain.



* ''Franchise/TheFearMythos'' has the Empty City: a possibly [[EldritchAbomination living]] city located in an alternate dimension. The city is ''huge'', changes every time you turn a corner, and is completely devoid of all souls.
* Parodied in LetsPlay/ChipCheezum's LetsPlay of ''VideoGame/FiftyCentBloodOnTheSand'' with the "Fiddy Zone", a glitch where background textures fail to load during a [[ActionCommands Counter Kill]], leaving Fiddy and his opponent in a void covered by film grain.
* ''WebVideo/CollegeSaga'' has the Cursed Structure (i.e. Babson College's Fountain of Flags). As long as it exists, mankind will continue eating vegetables.
* ''WebVideo/CarmillaTheSeries'' has the library. While more or less the entire campus is [[ExtranormalInstitute weird]], the library is above and beyond anything there, described as a sentient Escher painting with shelves and a force to be reckoned with against even the most powerful beings of the series. It stuck someone into a computer system before computers were even invented, has portals [[NotHyperbole literally]] everywhere, and a personality that ranges from [[PokeThePoodle comedically annoying]] to outright terrifying when enraged.
* The Abyss in ''Webvideo/BestPalBrigade ''ís Kasvar campaign setting.



** Played straight in the season 2 premiere with Discord's hedge maze, which could be best described as [[Creator/MCEscher Escherian]] shrubbery. Not really a surprise when the architect is a [[RealityWarper Reality Warping]] spirit of chaos. In the second episode he turns all of Ponyville into this, [[WorldGoneMad and drives its inhabitants insane for good measure]].
** We get to follow Discord home in season five. It's a PocketDimension that does ''not'' disappoint in terms of WorldGoneMad. As such... [[UnstoppableMailman the mail is sometimes delivered *slightly* late]].

to:

** Played straight in the season Season 2 premiere with Discord's hedge maze, which could be best described as [[Creator/MCEscher Escherian]] shrubbery. Not really a surprise when the architect is a [[RealityWarper Reality Warping]] spirit of chaos. In the second episode he turns all of Ponyville into this, [[WorldGoneMad and drives its inhabitants insane for good measure]].
** We get to follow Discord home in season five.Season 5. It's a PocketDimension that does ''not'' disappoint in terms of WorldGoneMad. As such... [[UnstoppableMailman the mail is sometimes delivered *slightly* late]].



** Mortis is a weird Force dimension constantly alternating between [[WorldHealingWave World-Healing]] and [[WorldWreckingWave World-Wrecking Waves]], inhabited by a trio of physical gods. Obi-Wan speculates that it's actually in a completely different galaxy or universe than the rest of the setting. It's reached via a giant octahedron that appears in the middle of space that only Anakin, Obi-Wan and Ahsoka can see, and when they're sent back, [[YearInsideHourOutside they've only been gone for a second at most]] with none of the crew of the Jedi Cruiser they're rendezvousing with aware of what happened.
** The Wellspring of Life that Yoda visits in the last episodes of season 6 is said to be where the midi-chlorians that serve as a conduit between the Living and Cosmic Force originate. It's heavily implied that, like Mortis, only Force-users can go there. Inside, it's full of {{floating island}}s and inhabited only by the Five Priestesses, indicated to be incredibly ancient Force ghosts. On one of the islands, Yoda is forced to face a manifestation of his own dark side in order to pass a test.

to:

** Mortis is a weird Force dimension constantly alternating between [[WorldHealingWave World-Healing]] and [[WorldWreckingWave World-Wrecking Waves]], inhabited by a trio of physical gods. Obi-Wan speculates that it's actually in a completely different galaxy or universe than the rest of the setting. It's reached via a giant octahedron that appears in the middle of space that only Anakin, Obi-Wan Obi-Wan, and Ahsoka can see, and when they're sent back, [[YearInsideHourOutside they've only been gone for a second at most]] with none of the crew of the Jedi Cruiser they're rendezvousing with aware of what happened.
** The Wellspring of Life that Yoda visits in the last episodes of season Season 6 is said to be where the midi-chlorians that serve as a conduit between the Living and Cosmic Force originate. It's heavily implied that, like Mortis, only Force-users can go there. Inside, it's full of {{floating island}}s and inhabited only by the Five Priestesses, indicated to be incredibly ancient Force ghosts. On one of the islands, Yoda is forced to face a manifestation of his own dark side in order to pass a test.



* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'' introduces the [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS4E11AWorldBetweenWorlds world between worlds]], which is even ''weirder'' than any of ''The Clone Wars''[='=] examples. How? [[spoiler:It's a PlaceBeyondTime, only reachable by a few people in rare portals scattered across the galaxy on planets like Lothal and Malachor, that allows for actual TimeTravel. It looks like white-bordered paths hanging in the middle of space.]] It was introduced by stealth in season 1 episode [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS1E08PathOfTheJedi "Path of the Jedi"]], but it isn't until late in season 4 that we actually find out what it is.

to:

* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'' introduces the [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS4E11AWorldBetweenWorlds world between worlds]], which is even ''weirder'' than any of ''The Clone Wars''[='=] examples. How? [[spoiler:It's a PlaceBeyondTime, only reachable by a few people in rare portals scattered across the galaxy on planets like Lothal and Malachor, that allows for actual TimeTravel. It looks like white-bordered paths hanging in the middle of space.]] It was introduced by stealth in season Season 1 episode [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS1E08PathOfTheJedi "Path of the Jedi"]], but it isn't until late in season Season 4 that we actually find out what it is.

Added DiffLines:

* In the first Figment comic book series in ''ComicBook/DisneyKingdoms'', the Nightmare Nation is this. It seems to be the anthropomorphic personification of despair, depression, and art block.


* ''WesternAnimation/CourageTheCowardlyDog'': Nowhere, Kansas. It's a small town built around a desert-like wasteland where strange monsters show up for no real reason at all. [[StealthPun And the main cast lives in the middle of it.]]

to:

* ''WesternAnimation/CourageTheCowardlyDog'': Nowhere, Kansas. It's a small town built around a desert-like wasteland where strange monsters show up for no real reason at all. [[StealthPun [[LiteralMetaphor And the main cast lives in the middle of it.]]


* Some dreamscapes in ''Manga/DreamEaterMerry''.
** The Border between the dream and waking worlds is even stranger. Looking like a mashup of all the different dreamscapes together in one place and a lingering sense of being watched despite there being no one around. It's also the place that gives all dreams their form and existence and the reason why dreams even exist in the first place.



* The Manor in ''{{Anime/Noir}}'': Said to be be "between France and Spain" (Protip: It's not Andorra), but Kirika gets there by walking from Paris. Its entirely normal (for rural areas in western European countries) landscape (it has fields of grapes and is covered with Roman ruins) manages to come across as profoundly unsettling even in bright sunlight. The main building seems to be bigger on the inside and is set over an active volcano.

to:

* The Manor in ''{{Anime/Noir}}'': ''Anime/{{Noir}}'': Said to be be "between France and Spain" (Protip: It's not Andorra), but Kirika gets there by walking from Paris. Its entirely normal (for rural areas in western European countries) landscape (it has fields of grapes and is covered with Roman ruins) manages to come across as profoundly unsettling even in bright sunlight. The main building seems to be bigger on the inside and is set over an active volcano.



* Some dreamscapes in ''Anime/YumekuiMerry''.
** The Border between the dream and waking worlds is even stranger. Looking like a mashup of all the different dreamscapes together in one place and a lingering sense of being watched despite there being no one around. It's also the place that gives all dreams their form and existence and the reason why dreams even exist in the first place.



** ''Comicbook/ShadeTheChangingMan'': The Area of Madness and the larger Area it is part of appears anywhere from vaguely surreal to incomprehensibly psychedelic, filled with creatures hostile to life, limb, and/or sensibilities, and more could be generated simply by entering the Area. Shade can create more localized versions around himself, but his apartment in the crack in the sidewalk of Times Square was the largest and most stable.

to:

** ''Comicbook/ShadeTheChangingMan'': ''ComicBook/ShadeTheChangingMan'': The Area of Madness and the larger Area it is part of appears anywhere from vaguely surreal to incomprehensibly psychedelic, filled with creatures hostile to life, limb, and/or sensibilities, and more could be generated simply by entering the Area. Shade can create more localized versions around himself, but his apartment in the crack in the sidewalk of Times Square was the largest and most stable.



* ''{{Franchise/Batman}}'' has a history of these:

to:

* ''{{Franchise/Batman}}'' ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' has a history of these:



*** In [[Comicbook/ArkhamAsylumASeriousHouseOnSeriousEarth at least one continuity]] the madness of the asylum and its inhabitants warped space and time.

to:

*** In [[Comicbook/ArkhamAsylumASeriousHouseOnSeriousEarth [[ComicBook/ArkhamAsylumASeriousHouseOnSeriousEarth at least one continuity]] the madness of the asylum and its inhabitants warped space and time.



** To a lesser degree, the entire city (seemingly the setting for all of Creator/JhonenVasquez's works) might qualify, being home to [[FantasyKitchenSink a variety of horrible creatures]], [[DysfunctionJunction a variety of horrible people]], and very little sanity. It helps that the whole place is hellish red/pink and is populated by, among others, [[WesternAnimation/InvaderZim alien invaders]], [[{{Comicbook/Squee}} the Antichrist]], and the aforementioned [[InvincibleVillain homicidal maniac]], along with an apocalyptic EldritchAbomination, a plague of TheCorruption, ''Satan'', and [[CreatorCameo Jhonen Vasquez himself]]. It's notable that the city doesn't appear to have limits either, and none of the aforementioned works ever ''leave'' it; even when [[Comicbook/JohnnyTheHomicidalManiac Johnny goes on the run]], [[Comicbook/IFeelSick Devi tries to hide from Johnny]], and [[WesternAnimation/InvaderZim Zim wanders the streets aimlessly for god-knows-how-long]], nobody ever gets out or even seems to ''[[MoreThanMindControl think of leaving]]''.

to:

** To a lesser degree, the entire city (seemingly the setting for all of Creator/JhonenVasquez's works) might qualify, being home to [[FantasyKitchenSink a variety of horrible creatures]], [[DysfunctionJunction a variety of horrible people]], and very little sanity. It helps that the whole place is hellish red/pink and is populated by, among others, [[WesternAnimation/InvaderZim alien invaders]], [[{{Comicbook/Squee}} [[ComicBook/{{Squee}} the Antichrist]], and the aforementioned [[InvincibleVillain homicidal maniac]], along with an apocalyptic EldritchAbomination, a plague of TheCorruption, ''Satan'', and [[CreatorCameo Jhonen Vasquez himself]]. It's notable that the city doesn't appear to have limits either, and none of the aforementioned works ever ''leave'' it; even when [[Comicbook/JohnnyTheHomicidalManiac [[ComicBook/JohnnyTheHomicidalManiac Johnny goes on the run]], [[Comicbook/IFeelSick [[ComicBook/IFeelSick Devi tries to hide from Johnny]], and [[WesternAnimation/InvaderZim Zim wanders the streets aimlessly for god-knows-how-long]], nobody ever gets out or even seems to ''[[MoreThanMindControl think of leaving]]''.



* In ''FanFic/MyLittleMetro'', a ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' and the ''Literature/Metro2033'' series {{crossover}}, many places in the Metro (much like in the original ''Metro''), have their own strange properties, such as a tunnel that extends much longer than the physical space between stations should allow.

to:

* In ''FanFic/MyLittleMetro'', ''Fanfic/MyLittleMetro'', a ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' and the ''Literature/Metro2033'' series {{crossover}}, many places in the Metro (much like in the original ''Metro''), have their own strange properties, such as a tunnel that extends much longer than the physical space between stations should allow.



* In the ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom''/''Film/{{Beetlejuice}}'' {{crossover}}, ''FanFic/SayItThrice'', there are a few [[AlternateDimension alternate dimensions]] that were mentioned in {{canon}} that qualify in the fanfiction. [[WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom The Ghost Zone]], [[Film/{{Beetlejuice}} the Netherworld, and Saturn]] are all not quite the same as the human world, due to their unique compositions, physics, passages of time, and [[AlienGeometries geometries]].

to:

* In the ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom''/''Film/{{Beetlejuice}}'' {{crossover}}, ''FanFic/SayItThrice'', ''Fanfic/SayItThrice'', there are a few [[AlternateDimension alternate dimensions]] that were mentioned in {{canon}} that qualify in the fanfiction. [[WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom The Ghost Zone]], [[Film/{{Beetlejuice}} the Netherworld, and Saturn]] are all not quite the same as the human world, due to their unique compositions, physics, passages of time, and [[AlienGeometries geometries]].



* ''FanFic/RobbReturns'' has Hopemourne, the [[GrimUpNorth furthest North]] location in Westeros. When the Children of the Forest first emerged in Westeros, these ancient ruins were already there, inhabited by ''[[EldritchAbomination something]]'' (speculated to be the Great Other), which repelled the Children and later created the Others in a mockery of them. And ever since their defeat in the Long Night, the it has been where the Others have lived, gathering their power and preparing for Round 2.

to:

* ''FanFic/RobbReturns'' ''Fanfic/RobbReturns'' has Hopemourne, the [[GrimUpNorth furthest North]] location in Westeros. When the Children of the Forest first emerged in Westeros, these ancient ruins were already there, inhabited by ''[[EldritchAbomination something]]'' (speculated to be the Great Other), which repelled the Children and later created the Others in a mockery of them. And ever since their defeat in the Long Night, the it has been where the Others have lived, gathering their power and preparing for Round 2.



* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}''.

to:

* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}''.''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000''.

Showing 15 edit(s) of 1339

Top

How well does it match the trope?

Example of:

/

Media sources:

/

Report