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*** On another hand, it's believed that many small bodies have been ejected from the Solar System by encounters with planets, so the primordial Asteroid Belt may have been much denser.


** In James P. Hogan's ''Literature/GiantsSeries'' the planet was called Minerva, and was the original homeworld of both the titular giants and humans. The planet's moon was captured by Earth's gravity and became Earth's current moon as well.

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** In James P. Hogan's ''Literature/GiantsSeries'' the planet was called Minerva, Minerva and was the original homeworld of both the titular giants and humans. The planet's moon was captured by Earth's gravity and became Earth's current moon as well.



* Our asteroid belt in ''TabletopGame/RocketAge'' was originally a fifth planet, Eris. It still has ruins and even some survivors hidden in some of the larger chunks of rock.

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* Our asteroid belt in ''TabletopGame/RocketAge'' was originally a fifth planet, Eris. It still has ruins and even some survivors hidden h hid in some of the larger chunks of rock.






* In the earlier entries of the ''VideoGame/SpaceEmpires'' series, after [[EarthShatteringKaboom blowing up a planet]] you can colonize the resultant asteroid field . You are unable to colonize asteroids any more as of ''[=SEIV=]''. Note that you can also create planets in the games, and you can accidentally ([[VideogameCrueltyPotential or intentionally]]) create a planet out of the asteroid colony.

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* In the earlier entries of the ''VideoGame/SpaceEmpires'' series, after [[EarthShatteringKaboom blowing up a planet]] you can colonize the resultant asteroid field .field. You are unable to colonize asteroids any more as of ''[=SEIV=]''. Note that you can also create planets in the games, and you can accidentally ([[VideogameCrueltyPotential or intentionally]]) create a planet out of the asteroid colony.



* In a previous theory of the formation of UsefulNotes/TheSolarSystem (now discredited), the asteroid belt was the remains of a fifth planet, Phaeton. Current theory instead says that Jupiter's gravity prevented the material in the asteroid belt from coalescing into a planet in the first place. This hasn't stopped the previous theory from popping up in Science Fiction stories, though, particularly in older stories or stories which aren't really all that "sciency" anyway, because a planet that blew itself up in a nuclear exchange ... or was blown up by someone else in retaliation ... makes a nice anvilicious Aesop.

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* In a previous theory of the formation of UsefulNotes/TheSolarSystem (now discredited), the asteroid belt was the remains of a fifth planet, Phaeton. Current theory instead says that Jupiter's gravity prevented the material in the asteroid belt from coalescing into a planet in the first place. This hasn't stopped the previous theory from popping up in Science Fiction stories, though, particularly in older stories or stories which aren't really all that "sciency" "science-y" anyway, because a planet that blew itself up in a nuclear exchange ... or was blown up by someone else in retaliation ... makes a nice anvilicious Aesop.


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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Transformers}}'': Cybertron, while not completely shattered, does have some chunks missing out of it.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Transformers}}'': ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'': Cybertron, while not completely shattered, does have some chunks missing out of it.


* ''VideoGame/MassEffectAndromeda:'' [=H-047c=], one of the Andromeda Initiative's "golden worlds" (and the only one they could determine was turian-amino acid friendly), thanks to the local NegativeSpaceWedgie messing with the mass of some local stellar debris, causing it to slam into the planet with much more force than it otherwise would have. End result, all that's left of the planet is a planet-sized collection of completely dead rock, only good for insane mercenaries looking for a mining opportunity. When Ryder goes on it, the logical result of it being completely dead is made apparent - if Ryder steps outside the protection of the Nomad or some pre-prepared barriers, the sheer amount of radiation will ''kill'' them in minutes.

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* ''VideoGame/MassEffectAndromeda:'' [=H-047c=], one of the Andromeda Initiative's "golden worlds" (and the only one they could determine was turian-amino acid friendly), thanks to the local NegativeSpaceWedgie messing with the mass of some local stellar debris, causing it to slam into the planet with much more force than it otherwise would have. End result, all that's left of the planet is a planet-sized collection of completely dead rock, only good for insane mercenaries looking for a mining opportunity. When Ryder goes on it, the logical result of it being completely dead is made apparent - if Ryder steps outside the protection of the Nomad or some pre-prepared barriers, the sheer amount of radiation will ''kill'' them in minutes. At least one other gas giant has a ring system created this way, and it is heavily implied that the {{asteroid thicket}}s found throughout the cluster were created when Earth-sized or larger planets were destroyed the same way [=H-047c=] was.


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* In Toys/{{Bionicle}}, [[spoiler:the planet of Spherus Magna split into Bara Magna, Aqua Magna, and Bota Magna due to the Shattering]].
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* In Toys/{{Bionicle}}, [[spoiler:the planet of Spherus Magna split into Bara Magna, Aqua Magna, and Bota Magna due to the Shattering]].
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* ''VideoGame/AValleyWithoutWind'' takes place on a world that has been shattered across time and then glued together completely at random. You can find frozen fields in a deep ice age right next to middle-age deserts, both sharing a border with world-near-death lava flats.


** In [[Recap/StevenUniverseS2E27ItCouldveBeenGreat "It Could've Been Great"]], the heroes discover a hologram that reveals that this would've been the Earth's fate had the gem colony been finished: Earth's crust is segmented into pieces and/or suspended high above the exposed core and apparently drained of its mantle. It's plenty obvious in-universe that no life on Earth would've survived this.

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** In [[Recap/StevenUniverseS2E27ItCouldveBeenGreat "It Could've Been Great"]], the heroes discover a hologram that reveals that this would've been the Earth's fate had the gem colony been finished: Earth's crust is segmented into pieces and/or suspended high above the exposed core and apparently drained of its mantle. It's plenty obvious in-universe that no native life on Earth would've survived this.


** When the Gem Homeworld is seen from a distance in [[Recap/StevenUniverseS6E1LegsFromHereToHomeworld "Legs From Here to Homeworld"]], it turns out to be cracked into at least three large chunks and several plumes of debris, all floating loosely together. It raises the question of just how far the Homeworld Gems went in stripping their planet of its resources.

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** When the Gem Homeworld is seen from a distance in [[Recap/StevenUniverseS6E1LegsFromHereToHomeworld [[Recap/StevenUniverseS5E24LegsFromHereToHomeworld "Legs From Here to Homeworld"]], it turns out to be cracked into at least three large chunks and several plumes of debris, all floating loosely together. It raises the question of just how far the Homeworld Gems went in stripping their planet of its resources.


* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'': [[http://www.starwars.com/databank/lola-sayu Lola Sayu,]] home of [[TheAlcatraz the Citadel]], is missing almost an entire hemisphere and has an exposed core. It's not clear what cataclysmic event caused it to end up this way. Regardless of what happened, [[DeathWorld it's not a safe planet to traverse]] thanks to a combination of difficult terrain, strong winds and lots of sulphur-stenched lava.

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* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'': [[http://www.starwars.com/databank/lola-sayu Lola Sayu,]] Sayu]], home of [[TheAlcatraz the Citadel]], is missing almost an entire hemisphere and has an exposed core. It's not clear what cataclysmic event caused it to end up this way. Regardless of what happened, [[DeathWorld it's not a safe planet to traverse]] thanks to a combination of difficult terrain, strong winds and lots of sulphur-stenched lava.



* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': When the Gem Homeworld is seen from a distance in [[Recap/StevenUniverseS5E24LegsFromHereToHomeworld "Legs From Here to Homeworld"]], it turns out to be cracked into at least three large chunks and several plumes of debris, all floating loosely together. It raises the question of just how far the Homeworld Gems went in stripping their planet of its resources.
** Much earlier, in [[Recap/StevenUniverseS2E27ItCouldveBeenGreat "It Could've Been Great"]], the heroes discover a hologram that reveals that this would've been the Earth's fate had the gem colony been finished: Earth's crust is segmented into pieces and/or suspended high above the exposed core and apparently drained of it's mantle. It's plenty obvious in-universe that no life on Earth would've survived this.

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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': When the Gem Homeworld is seen from a distance in [[Recap/StevenUniverseS5E24LegsFromHereToHomeworld "Legs From Here to Homeworld"]], it turns out to be cracked into at least three large chunks and several plumes of debris, all floating loosely together. It raises the question of just how far the Homeworld Gems went in stripping their planet of its resources.
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** Much earlier, in In [[Recap/StevenUniverseS2E27ItCouldveBeenGreat "It Could've Been Great"]], the heroes discover a hologram that reveals that this would've been the Earth's fate had the gem colony been finished: Earth's crust is segmented into pieces and/or suspended high above the exposed core and apparently drained of it's its mantle. It's plenty obvious in-universe that no life on Earth would've survived this.this.
** When the Gem Homeworld is seen from a distance in [[Recap/StevenUniverseS6E1LegsFromHereToHomeworld "Legs From Here to Homeworld"]], it turns out to be cracked into at least three large chunks and several plumes of debris, all floating loosely together. It raises the question of just how far the Homeworld Gems went in stripping their planet of its resources.


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* In ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'', a large chunk of the moon is broken into smaller, scattered, floating fragments. While this hasn't been addressed in the series itself as of the first four volumes, there is a reason for this according to WordOfGod.

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* In ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'', a large chunk of the moon is broken into smaller, scattered, floating fragments. While It is revealed in Volume 6 that this hasn't been addressed in the series itself as was caused by [[spoiler:the God of the first four volumes, there is a reason for this according to WordOfGod.Darkness's departure from Remnant.]]

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** Much earlier, in [[Recap/StevenUniverseS2E27ItCouldveBeenGreat "It Could've Been Great"]], the heroes discover a hologram that reveals that this would've been the Earth's fate had the gem colony been finished: Earth's crust is segmented into pieces and/or suspended high above the exposed core and apparently drained of it's mantle. It's plenty obvious in-universe that no life on Earth would've survived this.

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* ''Literature/SunderedLands'' has the eponymous Sundered Lands, which used to be one giant planet until a magician unintentionally blew the world apart in a botched attempt at creating a mind control spell.



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* ''LightNovel/ScrappedPrincess'': [[spoiler:The land where the series takes place is actually a big landmass broken off from Earth by aliens.]]
* ''[[Anime/KOBeast KO Century 3 Beast Warriors]]'' takes place in a future where the Earth is split in half.



* ''[[Anime/KOBeast KO Century 3 Beast Warriors]]'' takes place in a future where the Earth is split in half.
* ''LightNovel/ScrappedPrincess'': [[spoiler:The land where the series takes place is actually a big landmass broken off from Earth by aliens.]]



* Much like ''Sonic Unleashed'' (see Video Games), ''ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog'' has a long-running storyline where Dr. Eggman inadvertently causes the entire planet to shatter to pieces, meaning the heroes have to try and restore it.
* Earth itself was like this for some time before the first reboot of the ComicBook/{{Legion of Super-Heroes}}, being destroyed by the Dominators and rebuilt as a series of floating, interlinked, domed cities.
* Somewhere in the 70s, Creator/MarvelComics introduced Xandar, the homeworld of the Nova Corps. As part of its backstory, it was shattered and made into 4 interlinked habitats. (Summarily destroyed in 2005, in the start of ''Annihilation''.)



* Somewhere in the 70s, Creator/MarvelComics introduced Xandar, the homeworld of the Nova Corps. As part of its backstory, it was shattered and made into 4 interlinked habitats. (Summarily destroyed in 2005, in the start of Annihilation).
* Earth itself was like this for some time before the first reboot of the ComicBook/{{Legion of Super-Heroes}}, being destroyed by the Dominators and rebuilt as a series of floating, interlinked, domed cities.
* Much like ''Sonic Unleashed'' (see Video Games), ''ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog'' has a long-running storyline where Dr. Eggman inadvertently causes the entire planet to shatter to pieces, meaning the heroes have to try and restore it.



* In ''Film/GalaxyQuest'' there is one shown as the ''Protector'' leaves the dock.



* In Film/GalaxyQuest there is one shown as the Protector leaves the dock.



* ''Franchise/StarWars'': In ''Film/ANewHope'', the ''Millennium Falcon'' comes out of hyperspace amid remnants of Alderaan.



* In ''Film/StarWarsANewHope'', the Millennium Falcon comes out of hyperspace amid remnants of Alderaan.



* The Franchise/StarWars ExtendedUniverse has lots of these, including the Taspan system and the Graveyard of Alderaan.
* In Creator/BrianEarnshaw's book ''Dragonfall 5 and the Space Cowboys'', pieces of a small planet, called ''The Broken World''. Inhabited by cowboy ranchers and actual blue grass.
* In Literature/TheDeathGateCycle by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman, the earth is split into 7 pieces each with their associated elements. Their exact location in relation to each other is unclear however whether they are in our solar system or separate dimensions.
* ''Literature/TheShatteredWorld'', and its sequel, ''Literature/TheBurningRealm'', by Creator/MichaelReaves. A fantasy version that justifies this trope by [[AWizardDidIt thousands of wizards did it]] as desperate damage-control.



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* In ''Literature/TheDeathGateCycle'' by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman, the earth is split into 7 pieces each with their associated elements. Their exact location in relation to each other is unclear however whether they are in our solar system or separate dimensions.
* In Creator/BrianEarnshaw's book ''Dragonfall 5 and the Space Cowboys'', pieces of a small planet, called ''The Broken World''. Inhabited by cowboy ranchers and actual blue grass.
* ''Literature/TheShatteredWorld'', and its sequel, ''Literature/TheBurningRealm'', by Creator/MichaelReaves. A fantasy version that justifies this trope by [[AWizardDidIt thousands of wizards did it]] as desperate damage-control.
* ''Franchise/StarWarsLegends'' has lots of these, including the Taspan system and the Graveyard of Alderaan.



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* ''Race For The Galaxy ''has one of these, but it's generally one of the least useful cards to play on your tableau, as it's worth both very few victory points, and generally doesn't provide any resources at all.

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* ''Race For The Galaxy ''has Galaxy'' has one of these, but it's generally one of the least useful cards to play on your tableau, as it's worth both very few victory points, and generally doesn't provide any resources at all.



* ''The Chronicles of Spellborn''
* The Shadow Shard from ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes''.

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* Malachor V in ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublicIITheSithLords''. The reason it became this way was due to Mandalorian Wars, where the Jedi Exile was ultimately left with no other option but to drop a superweapon onto the planet, thus ending the war once and for all.
** Peragus in the same game may be a partial example as it has a large chunk blown out due to a mining accident. The first level of the games takes place in a mining within a large asteroid in orbit around the planet.



* ''Franchise/StarWarsLegends'': ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublicIITheSithLords'':
** Malachor V. The reason it became this way was due to Mandalorian Wars, where the Jedi Exile was ultimately left with no other option but to drop a superweapon onto the planet, thus ending the war once and for all.
** Peragus in the same game may be a partial example as it has a large chunk blown out due to a mining accident. The first level of the games takes place in a mining within a large asteroid in orbit around the planet.



* Not quite shattered, but a sizable chunk is missing from the planet containing the land of Ooo in ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime''. Implied to have occurred during [[ApocalypseHow the Great Mushroom War]].



* The Moon in the final shot of the WesternAnimation/BugsBunny / Marvin Martian short "Haredevil Hare".
* ''WesternAnimation/DuckDodgersInTheTwentyFourthAndAHalfCentury'' (the original short), which also starred Marvin Martian.
* Atmos from ''WesternAnimation/StormHawks'', probably.
** Actually, since there's clearly solid (though uninhabitable) land down below, Atmos is more of a FloatingContinent world.
* The French-Canadian cartoon ''WesternAnimation/{{Skyland}}'' takes place on a still-habitable shattered Earth

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* ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'':
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The Moon in the final shot of the WesternAnimation/BugsBunny / Marvin the Martian short "Haredevil Hare".
* ** ''WesternAnimation/DuckDodgersInTheTwentyFourthAndAHalfCentury'' (the original short), which also starred Marvin the Martian.
* Atmos from ''WesternAnimation/StormHawks'', probably.
** Actually, since there's clearly solid (though uninhabitable) land down below, Atmos is more of a FloatingContinent world.
* The French-Canadian cartoon ''WesternAnimation/{{Skyland}}'' takes place on a still-habitable shattered EarthEarth.
* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'': [[http://www.starwars.com/databank/lola-sayu Lola Sayu,]] home of [[TheAlcatraz the Citadel]], is missing almost an entire hemisphere and has an exposed core. It's not clear what cataclysmic event caused it to end up this way. Regardless of what happened, [[DeathWorld it's not a safe planet to traverse]] thanks to a combination of difficult terrain, strong winds and lots of sulphur-stenched lava.
* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'': In [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS2E11TheProtectorOfConcordDawn "The Protector of Concord Dawn"]], a rather large portion of the planet Concord Dawn is trailing behind the planet proper as an asteroid field, as a direct result of the numerous wars fought by the [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Mandalorians]] that live there.
* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': When the Gem Homeworld is seen from a distance in [[Recap/StevenUniverseS5E24LegsFromHereToHomeworld "Legs From Here to Homeworld"]], it turns out to be cracked into at least three large chunks and several plumes of debris, all floating loosely together. It raises the question of just how far the Homeworld Gems went in stripping their planet of its resources.



* Not quite shattered, but a sizable chunk is missing from the planet containing the land of Ooo in ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime''. Implied to have occurred during [[ApocalypseHow the Great Mushroom War]].
* In ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'', [[http://www.starwars.com/databank/lola-sayu Lola Sayu,]] home of [[TheAlcatraz the Citadel]], is missing almost an entire hemisphere and has an exposed core. It's not clear what cataclysmic event caused it to end up this way. Regardless of what happened, [[DeathWorld it's not a safe planet to traverse]] thanks to a combination of difficult terrain, strong winds and lots of sulfur-stenched lava.
* In ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'', a rather large portion of the planet Concord Dawn is trailing behind the planet proper as an asteroid field, as a direct result of the numerous wars fought by the [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Mandalorians]] that live there.
* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': When the Gem Homeworld is seen from a distance, it turns out to be cracked into at least three large chunks and several plumes of debris, all floating loosely together. It raises the question of just how far the Homeworld gems went in stripping their planet of its resources.

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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': When the Gem Homeworld is seen from a distance, it turns out to be cracked into at least three large chunks and several plumes of debris, all floating loosely together. It raises the question of just how far the Homeworld gems went in stripping their planet of its resources.

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