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There's no place like home, even for those of supernatural origin. And for some, their home is quite different from ours. It could be anything from a dark forest, to hidden caves, or maybe even an entirely different plane of existence. The one thing they have in common is their significance of being the place where these fantastic beings were born and raised.

Places like this usually tend to be a Fantasy Kitchen Sink. The location itself is frequently a Deserted Island, Void Between the Worlds, and/or an Eldritch Location. Not to mention there's always the chance that the place itself is another monster. May tie into Villainous Badland, Heroic Arcadia.

Compare Lost World, Monster Town, Fantastic Nature Reserve and Isle of Giant Horrors.


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     Anime and Manga  
  • Bleach has Hueco Mundo, the home of the Hollows.
  • Daitarn 3: The meganoids and megaborgs originate from Mars (although they are not aliens).
  • Devilman: In the television series, the demons originate from the Kingdom of Ice buried far below the surface of the Himalayas.
  • In Fairy Tail, the island of Galuna is eventually revealed to be home of the Demon race. However, it's also a case of Dark Is Not Evil.
  • The manga Gamaran is set in the Unabara District, which was also nicknamed "The Lair of the Fiends" because of all the insanely powerful martial artists and warriors hanging around the place. Examples include the infamous "Slayer of a Thousand Men" Jinsuke Kurogane.
  • Genesis of Aquarion: Atlandea, the home of the Shadow Angels and their cherubim and harvest beast creations.
  • Neon Genesis Evangelion: The White Moon beneath Antarctica is where Adam (and presumably the other Angels) originated.
  • RahXephon: Tokyo Jupiter where the Mulians and their dollems make themselves at home.

     Comic Books  
  • Marvel Comics has Monster Island, which is inhabited by monsters and the Kaiju that used to run rampant through the Marvel Universe during the fifties, as well as some of the Mole Man's underlings. It was also the home to the Thing for a while.
  • Villa Susto in The Mini Monsters, an Spanish Monster Mash comic book (villa susto means "Scare Village").
  • Résurrecion in ''Requiem Vampire Knight is an afterlife dimension populated by monsters who used to be humans in life.
  • Savage Dragon has God City, where various freaks and offspring of the gods go to live.

     Fan Works 

    Films — Animation 
  • In Turning Red, the astral realm is this for the red panda spirits that possess the women of Mei's family.

     Films — Live-Action  

  • The deep valleys of the Hork-Bajir homeworld in Animorphs. The Hork-Bajir actually called them monsters, although they were created by the Arn in reality.
  • The Nevernever in The Dresden Files is supposed to be this.
    • Debatable. Home to the Faeries and some of the weaker demonic types, yes (the really nasty demonic types are "outsiders," and live... entirely elsewhere), but that seems to be about it. However, pretty much any supernatural creature (vampires, ghosts, and wizards of sufficient strength) can enter the Nevernever.
  • Can anyone say "The Nightside" from Tales Of The Nightside by Simon R. Green? Not exactly where the monsters come from, but all monsters eventually end up there.
  • Starship Troopers: Klendathu, home of the arachnid race.

     Live Action TV  
  • The Reaper tunnels from The 100.
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer and its many otherworldly demon worlds probably qualify.
  • Supernatural
    • In Season 6, this is exactly what Purgatory is described to be. Specifically it's their afterlife and it was constructed by God to isolate his first sentient creations, the Leviathans.
    • In Season 13 (!), Sam and Dean get trapped in an Alternate Universe known as "The Bad Place", which is populated entirely by monsters. Not just the regular kind they're used to, Kaiju are included.
  • Ultraman Ace: The Chouju of the series originate from Yapool's dimension.

     Tabletop Games  
  • Warhammer 40,000 features the Immaterium (or, more colloquially, the Warp) which is home to the Daemons and Gods of Chaos.

     Video Games  
  • Bioshock: This is what Rapture has ultimately become. Sofia Lamb even names it as such.
  • In Dragon Quest VIII the monsters are basically everywhere. However, there's a particular village named Trian Gully where monsters reside along with elves and humans, making it something of a subversion.
  • Final Fantasy IV and Final Fantasy VI had the Feymarch and the Land of the Espers respectively, where the Eidolons(IV) and Espers(VI) lived.
    • In Final Fantasy VIII, the Moon is the source of monsters. They live on it and sometimes are transported to Earth by a magical event called the Lunar Cry.
    • In Final Fantasy XIII, this is what the vast majority of Cocoon's human population believes that Gran Pulse is, though none of them have ever actually been there to know firsthand. When your party eventually gets sent there, you find out that it actually is, but not to the greatly exaggerated extent that the Cocoon government has misled everybody into believing, where the average Cocoon citizen is deathly afraid of anything that is even remotely connected to Gran Pulse.
  • In the Langrisser series the majority of demons dwell in the land of Velzeria. It's also the only known locale in the setting in which demons and humans live side by side. How good or evil they are varies between games and individual routes. In the dark route endings of the first game's remake The Hero ascends the Velzerian throne and falls firmly on the good side. Leading to other nations finally considering the possibility of peace with demonkind. Sadly for the world this is very much not canon.
  • The Shin Megami Tensei has three areas that all act as the source of all the supernatural entities in the series, and at the same time, are directly linked with eachother explaning why all demons look the same despite having different sources. The Expanse,note  The Sea of Soulsnote  and The Great Will.note 
  • Monstro Town in Super Mario RPG is a town built into a stone cliffside populated entirely by common Mario enemies like Goombas and Koopas. Perhaps an Inverted Trope in that the creatures moved here to be autonomous from Bowser.

     Web Originals  
  • Reasoning has Aevum, an alternate realm filled with millions of eldritch monsters, eyeless or multi-eyed creatures, and demigods that all feed off of human flesh to survive.

     Western Animation