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''Überwald'' (spelled with an umlaut or as "Ueberwald" for those lacking a German keyboard), is [[TropeNamers named after]] the Literature/{{Discworld}} country; there is also an [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Überwald Überwald]] region in UsefulNotes/{{Germany}}, located within the Odenwald region where the eponymous Frankenstein castle resides. A direct translation would be "Over the Forest", the word being a German translation of ''"Transylvania"'' (a.k.a. Transsylvania in some spellings), "trans silvania" being Latin for "beyond the forest". Since [[TheMiddleAges medieval times]], Transylvania has been home to three major population groups - Romanians, Hungarians (Székely), and Germans ("Siebenbürgen Saxons"), and thus most towns and places come with a German, Hungarian, and Romanian name attached. Originally, it belonged to UsefulNotes/{{Hungary}}, up until UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, and it had a lot of German settlers. In the treaty of Trianon it was transferred to UsefulNotes/{{Romania}} (the Hungarian name of Transylvania is ''Erdély'', coming from ''Erdő-elve'' meaning the same thing as the Latin; the Romanian is either the more traditional ''Ardeal'' or just ''Transilvania'').

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''Überwald'' (spelled with an umlaut or as "Ueberwald" for those lacking a German keyboard), is [[TropeNamers named after]] the Literature/{{Discworld}} country; there is also an [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Überwald Überwald]] region in UsefulNotes/{{Germany}}, located within the Odenwald region where the eponymous Frankenstein castle resides. A direct translation would be "Over the Forest", the word being a German translation of ''"Transylvania"'' (a.k.a. Transsylvania in some spellings), "trans silvania" being Latin for "beyond the forest". Since [[TheMiddleAges medieval times]], Transylvania has been home to three major population groups - Romanians, Hungarians (Székely), and Germans ("Siebenbürgen Saxons"), Saxons"[[note]]in German the region is mainly called "Siebenbürgen", "Seven castles", and referred to the seven most important towns founded by German colonists[[/note]]), and thus most towns and places come with a German, Hungarian, and Romanian name attached. Originally, it belonged to UsefulNotes/{{Hungary}}, up until UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, and it had a lot of German settlers. In the treaty of Trianon it was transferred to UsefulNotes/{{Romania}} (the Hungarian name of Transylvania is ''Erdély'', coming from ''Erdő-elve'' meaning the same thing as the Latin; the Romanian is either the more traditional ''Ardeal'' or just ''Transilvania'').


* ''WesternAnimation/Castlevania2017'', true to the [[Franchise/Castlevania video game series]], is set in a grim and gothic version of historical Wallachia that is inhabited by vampires and beset by demons.

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* ''WesternAnimation/Castlevania2017'', true to the [[Franchise/Castlevania [[{{Franchise/Castlevania}} video game series]], is set in a grim and gothic version of historical Wallachia that is inhabited by vampires and beset by demons.


* ''WesternAnimation/Castlevania'', true to the [[VideoGame/Castlevania video game series]], is set in a grim and gothic version of historical Wallachia that is inhabited by vampires and beset by demons.

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* ''WesternAnimation/Castlevania'', ''WesternAnimation/Castlevania2017'', true to the [[VideoGame/Castlevania [[Franchise/Castlevania video game series]], is set in a grim and gothic version of historical Wallachia that is inhabited by vampires and beset by demons.

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* ''WesternAnimation/Castlevania'', true to the [[VideoGame/Castlevania video game series]], is set in a grim and gothic version of historical Wallachia that is inhabited by vampires and beset by demons.


Compare with DontGoInTheWoods, TheLostWoods, WildWilderness, and other TropesOfNature locations.

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* ''Film/FrankensteinsCastleOfFreaks'' is set at some unspecified location that ticks most of the boxes for the Überwald: a MadScientist living in a castle that is prone to lightning strikes, a village full of superstitious villagers itching to form a TorchesAndPitchforks mob, a local official trying to drage the region into the modern day, and wild [[AllCavemenWereNeanderthals Neanderthals]] living in the forest (ItMakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext).

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* ''Film/FrankensteinsCastleOfFreaks'' is set at some unspecified location in Europe that ticks most of the boxes for the Überwald: a MadScientist living in a castle that is prone to lightning strikes, a village full of superstitious villagers itching to form a TorchesAndPitchforks mob, a local official trying to drage drag the region into the modern day, and wild [[AllCavemenWereNeanderthals Neanderthals]] living in the forest (ItMakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext).


* ''Film/FrankensteinsCastleOfFreaks'' is set at some unspecified location that ticks most of the boxes for the Uberwald: a MadScientist living in a castle that is prone to lightning strikes, a village full of superstitious villagers itching to form a TorchesAnPitchforks mob, a local official trying to drage the region into the modern day, and wild [[AllCavemenWereNeanderthals Neanderthals]] living in the forst (ItMakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext).

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* ''Film/FrankensteinsCastleOfFreaks'' is set at some unspecified location that ticks most of the boxes for the Uberwald: Überwald: a MadScientist living in a castle that is prone to lightning strikes, a village full of superstitious villagers itching to form a TorchesAnPitchforks TorchesAndPitchforks mob, a local official trying to drage the region into the modern day, and wild [[AllCavemenWereNeanderthals Neanderthals]] living in the forst forest (ItMakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext).


* ''Film/FrankensteinsCastleOfFreaks'' is set at some unspecified location that ticks most of the boxes for the Uberwald: a MadScientist living in a castle that is prone to lightning strikes, a village full of superstitous villagers itching to form a TorchesAnPitchforks mob, a local official trying to drage the region into the modern day, and wild [[AllCavemenWereNeanderthals Neaderthals]] living in the forst (ItMakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext).

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* ''Film/FrankensteinsCastleOfFreaks'' is set at some unspecified location that ticks most of the boxes for the Uberwald: a MadScientist living in a castle that is prone to lightning strikes, a village full of superstitous superstitious villagers itching to form a TorchesAnPitchforks mob, a local official trying to drage the region into the modern day, and wild [[AllCavemenWereNeanderthals Neaderthals]] Neanderthals]] living in the forst (ItMakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext).

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* ''Film/FrankensteinsCastleOfFreaks'' is set at some unspecified location that ticks most of the boxes for the Uberwald: a MadScientist living in a castle that is prone to lightning strikes, a village full of superstitous villagers itching to form a TorchesAnPitchforks mob, a local official trying to drage the region into the modern day, and wild [[AllCavemenWereNeanderthals Neaderthals]] living in the forst (ItMakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext).

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* In British fantasy RPG ''Dragon Warriors'''s setting (which is also the setting of ''Literature/BloodSword'' and ''Literature/GoldenDragonFantasyGamebooks''), the lands of Analika, Hudristania and Molasaria, being basically the Balkans of the FantasyCounterpartCulture European region of the world, fill in this role, so much so that it's pretty much the only description they get in book 6's gazetteer.

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* Translyvania in ''Film/{{Nosferatu}}''.


* In ''WebCcmic/TheAdventuresOfDrMcNinja'', in the story "Punch Dracula", Dr. [=McNinja=] has to go to Transylvania to hunt Dracula. Transylvania does all the Überwald clichés for a couple of comics until [[spoiler:Dracula blasts the Doctor with a giant laser and teleports him to the Moon where he really lives.]]

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* In ''WebCcmic/TheAdventuresOfDrMcNinja'', ''WebComic/TheAdventuresOfDrMcNinja'', in the story "Punch Dracula", Dr. [=McNinja=] has to go to Transylvania to hunt Dracula. Transylvania does all the Überwald clichés for a couple of comics until [[spoiler:Dracula blasts the Doctor with a giant laser and teleports him to the Moon where he really lives.]]


''Überwald'' (spelled with an umlaut or as "Ueberwald" for those lacking a German keyboard), is [[TropeNamers named after]] the Literature/{{Discworld}} country; there is also an [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Überwald Überwald]] region in UsefulNotes/{{Germany}}, located within the Odenwald region where the eponymous Frankenstein castle resides. A direct translation would be "Over the Forest", the word being a German translation of ''"Transylvania"'' (a.k.a. Transsylvania in some spellings), "trans silvania" being Latin for "beyond the forest". Since [[UsefulNotes/TheMiddleAges medieval times]], Transylvania has been home to three major population groups - Romanians, Hungarians (Székely), and Germans ("Siebenbürgen Saxons"), and thus most towns and places come with a German, Hungarian, and Romanian name attached. Originally, it belonged to UsefulNotes/{{Hungary}}, up until UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, and it had a lot of German settlers. In the treaty of Trianon it was transferred to UsefulNotes/{{Romania}} (the Hungarian name of Transylvania is ''Erdély'', coming from ''Erdő-elve'' meaning the same thing as the Latin; the Romanian is either the more traditional ''Ardeal'' or just ''Transilvania'').

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''Überwald'' (spelled with an umlaut or as "Ueberwald" for those lacking a German keyboard), is [[TropeNamers named after]] the Literature/{{Discworld}} country; there is also an [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Überwald Überwald]] region in UsefulNotes/{{Germany}}, located within the Odenwald region where the eponymous Frankenstein castle resides. A direct translation would be "Over the Forest", the word being a German translation of ''"Transylvania"'' (a.k.a. Transsylvania in some spellings), "trans silvania" being Latin for "beyond the forest". Since [[UsefulNotes/TheMiddleAges [[TheMiddleAges medieval times]], Transylvania has been home to three major population groups - Romanians, Hungarians (Székely), and Germans ("Siebenbürgen Saxons"), and thus most towns and places come with a German, Hungarian, and Romanian name attached. Originally, it belonged to UsefulNotes/{{Hungary}}, up until UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, and it had a lot of German settlers. In the treaty of Trianon it was transferred to UsefulNotes/{{Romania}} (the Hungarian name of Transylvania is ''Erdély'', coming from ''Erdő-elve'' meaning the same thing as the Latin; the Romanian is either the more traditional ''Ardeal'' or just ''Transilvania'').


Invented by Frederick Marryat (for a werewolf short story "The White Wolf of the Hartz Mountains" in ''The Phantom Ship''; he also wrote ''Mr. Midshipman Easy''), Creator/BramStoker, and Creator/MaryShelley (though Shelley's novel explicitly takes place in Ingolstadt, Germany and Switzerland), codified by the Franchise/UniversalHorror movies of TheThirties and TheForties, and carried on into TheFifties and TheSixties by Film/HammerHorror. Often regarded as a bit kitsch nowadays and played for laughs, to the point of being an UndeadHorseTrope. Can also get you into [[UnfortunateImplications trouble]] now that there are a lot more Eastern European people in the English-speaking world. Of course, there are always the WeirdWest, SouthernGothic, LovecraftCountry, and CampbellCountry as alternatives.

''Überwald'' (spelled with an umlaut or as "Ueberwald" for those lacking a German keyboard), is [[TropeNamers named after]] the Literature/{{Discworld}} country; there is also an [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Überwald Überwald]] region in UsefulNotes/{{Germany}}, located within the Odenwald region where the eponymous Frankenstein castle resides. A direct translation would be "Over the Forest", the word being a German translation of ''"Transylvania"'' (a.k.a. Transsylvania in some spellings), "trans silvania" being Latin for "beyond the forest". Since TheMiddleAges, Transylvania has been home to three major population groups - Romanians, Hungarians (Székely), and Germans ("Siebenbürgen Saxons"), and thus most towns and places come with a German, Hungarian, and Romanian name attached. Originally, it belonged to UsefulNotes/{{Hungary}}, up until UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, and it had a lot of German settlers. In the treaty of Trianon it was transferred to UsefulNotes/{{Romania}} (the Hungarian name of Transylvania is ''Erdély'', coming from ''Erdő-elve'' meaning the same thing as the Latin; the Romanian is either the more traditional ''Ardeal'' or just ''Transilvania'').

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Invented by Frederick Marryat (for a werewolf short story "The White Wolf of the Hartz Mountains" in ''The Phantom Ship''; he also wrote ''Mr. Midshipman Easy''), Creator/BramStoker, and Creator/MaryShelley (though Shelley's novel explicitly takes place in Ingolstadt, Germany and Switzerland), codified by the Franchise/UniversalHorror movies of TheThirties [[TheThirties the 1930s]] and TheForties, [[TheForties '40s]], and carried on into TheFifties [[TheFifties the 1950s]] and TheSixties [[TheSixties '60s]] by Film/HammerHorror. Often regarded as a bit kitsch nowadays and played for laughs, to the point of being an UndeadHorseTrope. Can also get you into [[UnfortunateImplications trouble]] now that there are a lot more Eastern European people in the English-speaking world. Of course, there are always the WeirdWest, SouthernGothic, LovecraftCountry, and CampbellCountry as alternatives.

''Überwald'' (spelled with an umlaut or as "Ueberwald" for those lacking a German keyboard), is [[TropeNamers named after]] the Literature/{{Discworld}} country; there is also an [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Überwald Überwald]] region in UsefulNotes/{{Germany}}, located within the Odenwald region where the eponymous Frankenstein castle resides. A direct translation would be "Over the Forest", the word being a German translation of ''"Transylvania"'' (a.k.a. Transsylvania in some spellings), "trans silvania" being Latin for "beyond the forest". Since TheMiddleAges, [[UsefulNotes/TheMiddleAges medieval times]], Transylvania has been home to three major population groups - Romanians, Hungarians (Székely), and Germans ("Siebenbürgen Saxons"), and thus most towns and places come with a German, Hungarian, and Romanian name attached. Originally, it belonged to UsefulNotes/{{Hungary}}, up until UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, and it had a lot of German settlers. In the treaty of Trianon it was transferred to UsefulNotes/{{Romania}} (the Hungarian name of Transylvania is ''Erdély'', coming from ''Erdő-elve'' meaning the same thing as the Latin; the Romanian is either the more traditional ''Ardeal'' or just ''Transilvania'').

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