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"Each of the playable characters have their own board, but that's just for theming purposes. You don't get anything for playing as Donkey Kong on 'DK's Jungle Adventure', you don't get to have lunch with Wario. I guess it adds to the ambience, like 'Wow, I'm on land owned by a mammal.'"
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Some games can be fine with picking from the list of Video Game Settings for their backgrounds. But for something a little more unique, each one could be tied to a certain character in the game's ensemble cast. It's especially convenient if the stage is named after the character.

In multiplayer, there's usually nothing stopping players from picking anyone for any arena. But if scripted, expect a fight or race with characters on "their" field.

Mostly a Fighting Game or Sports Trope, but not exclusively. Also usually has nothing to do with Home Field Advantage, since in these cases in doesn't matter who's on what stage.

Do not confuse with a Boss Battle at the end of a video game level. (Unless that level is a stage itself that can be played on normally or if the boss is a playable character.) Exceptions could be listed if the game does something clever with it. Compare a Leitmotif, for the musical equivalent.

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Even one character having one stage is enough to qualify for this trope.


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    Fighting Games — Traditional 
  • Akatsuki Blitzkampf:
    • Aokigahara Forest for Akatsuki.
    • Perfecti Altar for Mycale/Perfecti.
    • Hong Kong City Bay for Sai.
    • Mount Fuji Battlefield for Fritz.
    • Fuji Military Research Site for Kanae.
    • Shanghai Shipyard for Marilyn.
    • New Shanghai Harbor City for Dawei/Wei.
    • Holy Club's Hong Kong Church for Anonym.
    • Tibet Tsampo Canyon for Elektrosoldat & Adler.
    • Gesellschaft Weapons Factory for Blitztank.
    • Blitz Motor Station for Murakumo.
  • The first Arcana Heart game had the following stages:
    • School Gates for Heart.
    • Shinjuku City for Saki.
    • Castle Gardens for Kamui.
    • Hinode Park for Konoha.
    • Kasuga Shrine for Maori.
    • Chinatown for Mei-Fang.
    • Tokyo Tower for Lilica.
    • Expat Cemetery for Lieselotte.
    • Ueno Market for Yoriko.
    • Hyper Polis for Kira.
    • Floating Palace for Fiona.
    • Above Tokyo for Mildred.
  • ARMS:
    • Spring Stadium for Spring Man
    • Ribbon Ring for Ribbon Girl.
    • Ninja College for Ninjara.
    • Mausoleum for Master Mummy.
    • Ramen Bowl for Min Min.
    • Scrapyard for Mechanica.
    • Cinema Deux for Twintelle.
    • Buster Beach for Byte & Barq.
    • Snake Park for Kid Cobra.
    • DNA Lab for Helix.
    • Sky Arena for Max Brass.
    • Via Dolce for Lola Pop.
    • Temple Grounds for Misango.
    • Sparring Ring for Springtron.
    • Secret Lab for Dr. Coyle.
  • Blade Strangers has quite a good few stages based on its characters' home franchises:
    • DeLux Castle for Solange.
    • Ancient Tower Interior for Ali Baba.
    • Crumbling Ancient Castle for Liongate.
    • Beasts of Legends Temple for Master T.
    • Dream Town for Kawase.
    • Space-Time Transmission Device for Noko.
    • Riverbed of Memories for Emiko.
    • Public Bath for Summer Kawase.
    • Deep Cave for Curly Brace.
    • Balcony for Quote.
    • Athens Under Siege for Helen.
    • VR Room for Lina.
    • The Lich Yard for Shovel Knight.
    • The Basement for Isaac.
    • Downtown for Gunvolt.
    • Ukampa Temple for Aban.
    • Cactus Garden for Piaa.
  • BlazBlue:
    • BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger
      • Cathedral for Jin.
      • Kagutsuchi Port for Ragna and Carl (PM 9:00) and Noel (AM 10:30).
      • Alucard castle for Rachel.
      • Lost Town for Taokaka.
      • Orient Town for Litchi and Tager.
      • Area 28 for Arakune.
      • Ronin district for Bang.
      • Kiln for Hakumen and Nu-13.
  • Clayfighter:
    • The original:
      • Blob's World: The Blob.
      • Coliseum: Tiny
      • Fort Frosty: Bad Mr. Frosty.
      • Fun House: Bonker.
      • Haunted Mansion: Ickybod Clay.
      • Hunk o' Burning Clay: Blue Suede Goo.
      • Taffy Factory: Taffy.
      • Viking stage: Helga.
      • N.Boss' Residence: N.Boss (End boss).
    • C2: Judgement Clay:
      • Bungle Jungle: Nanaman.
      • Camp Claytastrophe: Hoppy.
      • Clay Keep: Tiny.
      • Frosty's Workshop: Bad Mr. Frosty.
      • Mudville Gardens: Kangoo.
      • Oozeville: Blob.
      • The Crib: Googoo.
      • Under de Clay: Octohead
    • Clay Fighter 63 1/3 and Clay Fighter: Sculptor's Cut
      • Aquadome: Earthworm Jim.
      • Boogerhenge: Boogerman.
      • Camp Claynaveral: T-Hoppy.
      • Candy Factory: Taffy.
      • Claynavarel Hanger: Lady Liberty.
      • Rubbage Reef: Lockjaw Pooch. note 
      • Freezing Fortress: Bad Mr. Frosty.
      • Ghastly Graveyard: Ickybod Clay.
      • Grotto Gulch: Blob. note 
      • Happy Harry's Hut: Houngan.
      • Kiln's Labratory: Dr. Kiln.
      • Kooky Courtyard: Kung Pow.
      • Mudville Mansion: High Five.
      • Santa's Toy Factory: Bonker.
      • Santa's Workshop: Sumo Santa.
      • Tribal Tower: Zappa Yow Yow Boyz.
  • Darkstalkers:
    • The Night Warriors had a stage for every character, simply named after what each country the fighter was from.
    • Vampire Savior: The Lord of Vampire have more creative names, with some characters sharing a stage.
      • Abaraya: Bishamon
      • Concrete Cave: Jon Talbain, B. B. Hood and Lilith.
      • Deserted Chateau: Morrigan and Lilith.
      • Feast of the Damned: Demiti.
      • Forever Torment: Lord Raptor and Victor.
      • Green Scream: Rikuo, Q-Bee and Sasquatch.
      • Red Thirst: Anakaris.
      • Revenger's Roost: Donovan.
      • Vanity Paradise: Hsien-Ko and Sasquatch.
      • War Agony: Victor and B. B. Hood.
      • Fetus of God/ Majigen: Jedah.
  • Eternal Champions:
    • Chicago Theater 1920 A.D. for Larcen.
    • Black Orchid Rooftop 1993 A.D. for Shadow.
    • The Cyber-Dome 2345 A.D. for Rex.
    • Blue Dragon Circus 1899 A.D. for Jetta.
    • Great Rift Valley 50,000 B.C. for Slash.
    • Shores of Atlantis 110 B.C. for Trident.
    • Belgrave Square Labs 2100 A.D. for Midknight.
    • Salem 1692 A.D. for Xavier.[[note]]Shared with Thanatos
    • Syrian Desert Refinery 2030 A.D. for Blade.
    • Off The Barbary Coast 1566 A.D. for Riptide.
    • Abu Simbel Temple 151 B.C. for Ramses.
    • Shengo Village, Trinidad 1802 A.D. for Raven.
    • Hangtown Mine 1849 A.D. for Dawson.
    • Song Hong Delta 1955 A.D. for Blast.note 
    • Stone Monkey Temple 1815 A.D. for Chin Wo.note 
    • Washington DC 1995 A.D. for Senator.
    • Eternity Complex 9999 A.D. for Eternal Champion.
    • Chmmerian Complex 9999 A.D for Dark EC.
  • The first Guilty Gear game had a simpler "X's stage" naming theme. Sequel games have stages with more unique names, sometimes with characters "sharing" a new or previous stage.
  • Injustice:
    • Injustice: Gods Among Us:
      • The Superman Mythos have plenty of stages represented, but the Man of Steel is fought at the end of Arcade mode in the Fortress of Solitude. Lex Luthor also has the Insurgency stage.
      • The Batman Mythos also have locations represented, with plenty of Batman characters to share them with. The Dark Knight himself though has both Wayne Manor and The Batcave, with the rest having Gotham City, Arkham Asylum, or Joker's Asylum.
      • Aquaman has Atlantis.
      • Green Lantern has Ferris Aircraft.
      • Wonder Woman and Ares have Themyscira.
    • Injustice 2:
      • Along with the Fortress of Solitude and Batcave examples mentioned above, Superman also has the Red Sun Prison.
      • Atlantis returns for Aquaman's home stage, and to a lesser extent Black Manta's.
      • Brainiac has his own ship.
      • The Joker (and to an extent Harley Quinn) has The Joker's Playground.
      • Black Adam has Kahndaq.
      • Swamp Thing has Slaughter Swamp.
  • Killer Instinct:
    • The first game has everyone with their own stages:
      • Black Orchid: Chicago Rooftop
      • Chief Thunder: Canyon
      • Cinder: Desert Rooftop
      • Fulgore: Industrial Warehouse
      • Glacius: Mountain Temple/Mountain Shrine
      • Jago: Tiger Shrine
      • Riptor: Altar
      • Sabrewulf: Interior Castle
      • Spinal: Castle Rooftop
      • T.J. Combo: Boxing Gym
      • Eyedol: Eyedol's Lair/Warehouse Basement
    • 2: Once again everyone has their own stages:
      • Black Orchid: Helipad
      • Fulgore: Museum
      • Glacius: Spaceship
      • Jago: Bridge
      • Sabrewulf: Sabrewulf's Castle
      • Spinal: Pirate Ship
      • T.J. Combo: Street
      • Kim Wu: Dojo
      • Maya: Jungle
      • Tusk: Stonehenge
      • Gargos: Dungeon
    • Killer Instinct (2013): If a character doesn't have their own stage, they'll share the stage with someone else:
      • Jago: Tiger's Lair
      • Sabrewulf: Alchemical Labnote 
      • Glacius: Crash Site
      • Thunder: Devil's Landingnote 
      • Sadira: Assassin's Cave
      • Orchid: Rebel Outpost
      • Spinal: Shipwreck Shore
      • Fulgore: Ultratech Industriesnote 
      • Shadow Jago/Omen: Shadow Tiger's Lair
      • T.J. Combo: Downtown Demolition
      • Maya: City of Dawn
      • Kan-Ra: The Forbidden Archivenote 
      • Riptor: Hatchery 09note 
      • Aganos: Forgotten Grotto
      • Hisako: Village of Whispersnote 
      • Cinder: Fury's Core
      • ARIA: The Pinnacle
      • Kim Wu: Chinatown Brawl
      • Tusk: Icehaven
      • Arbiter: Arena of Judgement
      • Gargos: Astral Plane
  • The King of Fighters:
    • The King of Fighters 2002: Unlimited Match:
      • Neo Geo World for Teams K' and Pretty Girls Fighters and Geese.
      • Japan High School for Team Japan.
      • The Mediterranean Sea for Teams Fatal Fury and '97 Special.
      • Kyoukugenryu Dojo for Team Art of Fighting.
      • Ancient Ruins for Teams Ikari and Masters.
      • Chinese Restaurant for Team Psycho Soldier.
      • Front of the Concert Hall for Teams Women Fighters and Agents.
      • Dongdaegu Station for Teams Korea Justice and Asian Triple Alliance.
      • Battle Arena for Teams Yagami and Orochi and Goenitz.
      • Clone Laboratory for Teams NESTS (normal) and Clones and Nameless (derelict).
      • Point 70599 for Krizalid.
      • Underground 00 for Clone Zero.
      • The Cloister of Judgement for Zero.
      • The Fortress for Igniz.
      • Unknown/Sky Noah for Omega Rugal.
    • The King of Fighters XIV:
      • Neo Esaka for Team Japan.
      • Maple Garden for Team Art of Fighting.
      • Navajoland for Team Fatal Fury.
      • Heidern Fleet for Team Ikari.
      • Industrial Area for Team Yagami.
      • Derelict Church for Team K'.
      • Geese Tower for Team Southtown.
      • Old Castle for Team Women Fighters.
      • Hotel Marine Paradise for Team Kim.
      • The Bund for Team Psycho Soldier.
      • Underground Prison for Team Villains.
      • Dream World for Team Another World.
      • Guanajuato Dynamite Ring for Team Mexico.
      • The Great Wall of China for Team China.
      • Iguazu Falls for Team South America.
      • Masquerade for Team Official Invitation.
      • Antonov Super Arena for Antonov.
      • Destroyed Arena for Verse.
      • Transcontinental Railroad for Rocknote .
      • City Circuit for Yamazakinote .
      • Riyadh for Najd.
    • The King of Fighters XV:
      • Classic Chinese Garden for Team Hero.
      • Esaka Construction Site for Team Sacred Treasures.
      • Beach Resort for Teams Fatal Fury & Garou (Day) and K' (Sunset).
      • Concert Hall for Team Orochi.
      • Pao Pao Cafe for Teams Art of Fighting & South Town.
      • The Sahara for Team Ikari.
      • Provence Main Street for Teams Super Heroine (Day) and Secret Agent (Night).
      • Hyper Galaxy Ring for Team Galaxy Anton Wrestling.
      • Subway Tracks for Team Rival.
      • Abandoned Theme Park for Team Krohnen.
      • Freezing Forest for Team Ash.
      • Ominous Arena for Re Verse.
      • Crystallization Arena for Otoma=Raga.
      • Strange Plateau for Omega Rugal.
  • Marvel vs. Capcom:
  • Mortal Kombat calls them "arenas" but the idea is still the same:
    • Goro is fought in Goro's Lair and Shang Tsung in his Throne Room in the first Mortal Kombat, but this is downplayed as they weren't playable characters at the time, except for Goro in the Gameboy version. Goro's Lair returns later in Mortal Kombat 4, where Goro is secretly playable.
    • Mortal Kombat 3:
      • Hell/Scorpion's Lair for Scorpion
      • Jade's Desert
      • Kahn's Kave
      • Noob Saibot's Dorfen
    • Mortal Kombat 4: Reptile's Lair
    • Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe:
      • Apokolips for Darkseid
      • Bat Cave for Batman
      • Fortress of Solitude for Superman
      • Gotham City for Batman, The Joker, Catwoman and Deathstroke
      • Netherrealm for Scorpion
      • Oan Senate for Green Lantern
      • Metropolis for Superman and Lex Luthor
      • Raiden's Temple for Raiden and Captain Marvel
      • Shao Kahn's Throne Room for Shao Kahn and Darkseid
      • Special Forces Base for Sonya Blade and Jax
      • Themyscira for Wonder Woman and Shang Tsung
      • Wu Shi Academy for Liu Kang.
    • Mortal Kombat 11:
      • Black Dragon Fight Club for Kano.
      • Shirai Ryu Fire Garden for Scorpion.
      • Used literally with The Lost Hive of The Kytinn for D'Vorah.
      • Special Forces Desert Command and Tank Garage Bunker for everyone in the Special Forces.
      • Tarkatan War Kamp for Skarlet and Baraka.
      • Kotal's Koliseum and Koliseum Beast Pen for Shao Kahn and Kotal Kahn.
      • Cyber Lin Kuei Assembly for Frost.
  • Being the FG generator this engine is, M.U.G.E.N can configure a specific stage with a character of your choice, being attached to one stage in Arcade Mode instead of having a random stage as default.
  • My Little Pony: Fighting Is Magic had the Mane Six's home stages be their actual homes (or Cloudsdale in Rainbow Dash's case) from the original show.
  • Phantom Breaker Omnia has the following stages for its roster:
    • College for Mikotonote .
    • Tokyo Dome for Mei.
    • Temple for Waka.
    • Shibuya for Rimi.
    • Parking Lot for Ria.
    • Gymnasium for Mnote .
    • Hospital for Ren.
    • Roppongi for Tokiya.
    • Akihabara for Kurisu.
    • Tokyo Big Sight for Cocoa.
    • Tokyo Skyline for Infinity.
    • Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building for Fin.
    • Ebisu for Itsuki.
    • Tokyo Skytree for Yuzuha.
    • Junior High School for Sofia.
    • Shinagawa Station for Ende.
    • Yokosuka for Shizuka.
    • Mount Takao for Gaito.
    • Training Zone for Artifactor and Maestranote .
  • Samurai Shodown:
    • Samurai Shodown (1993):
      • Gairyu Isle for Haohmaru (Day) & Ukyo (Night).
      • Kamui Kotan for Nakoruru.
      • San Francisco for Galford.
      • Yagamata for Hanzo.
      • Versailles for Charlotte.
      • Kochi for Jubei.
      • Seian for Wan-Fu.
      • Onigami Isle for Gen-An.
      • Texas Desert for Earthquake.
      • Edo for Kyoshiro.
      • Green Hell for Tam Tam.
      • Shimabara for Amakusa.
    • Samurai Shodown II:
      • Gairyu Isle for Haohmaru (Noon) & Ukyo (Night).
      • Kamui Kotan for Nakoruru
      • San Francisco (Noon) for Galford.
      • Yagamata Battlefield (Sunset) for Hanzo.
      • Versailles Palace for Charlotte
      • Early Winter Bamboo Forest for Jubei.
      • Xi'an for Wan-Fu.
      • Devil's Island for Gen-An.
      • Pacific Railway for Earthquake.
      • Kabuki Stage for Kyoshiro.
      • Sukigahara Field for Genjuro.
      • Marsh, Green Hell for Cham Cham.
      • Prussia Kingdom for Sieger.
      • Misty Temple for Nicotine.
      • Himalayas for Kuroko.
      • Osore Zan Hell for Mizuki.
    • Samurai Shodown III:
      • Cherry Blossom Forest for Haohmaru.
      • Mountainside Pool for Nakoruru.
      • Death Swamp for Ukyo.
      • Bridge by the Waterfalls for Galford.
      • Volcanic Battlefield for Hanzo.
      • Kabuki Stage for Kyoshiro.
      • Village Street for Genjuro.
      • Bamboo Forest for Shizumaru.
      • Kamui Kotan, Winter Day for Rimururu.
      • Shine for Basara.
      • Temple for Gaira.
      • Himalayas for Kuroko.
      • Ritual Monument for Amakusa.
      • Temple of Death for Zankuro.
    • Samurai Shodown V
      • Sunpu (A.K.A. Tokugawa House) for Yoshitora.
      • Ryukyu (A.K.A Temple Courtyard) for Mina.
      • Sado (A.K.A. Kusaregedo's Lair) for Kusaregedo.
      • Shin (A.K.A. Buddhist Mountain) for Yunfei.
      • The Great Battlefield for Yumeji (1st version) & Gaoh (2nd version).
    • Samurai Shodown VI
      • White House, America for Andrew.
      • Urushiyama, Oshu for Iroha.
      • Tenkakuza, Kyoto for Ocha-Maro.
      • Asakusa, Oedo for Sugoroku.
      • Jonaiminami Hiroba, Sunpu for Amakusa, Mizuki, Zankuro & Gaoh (2nd version).
      • Hei-an kyo, Demon World for Demon Gaoh.
    • Samurai Shodown (2019), Some characters don't have stages, they can share including DLCs:
      • Gairyu Isle for Haohmaru (Day)note  & Ukyo (Night).note 
      • Kamui Kotan for Nakoruru (Late Autumn)note  & Rimururu (Late Winter).note 
      • Pirate Galleon for Galford.
      • Kumano Kodō for Hanzo.note 
      • Hall of Minerva for Charlotte.
      • Uduki for Jubei. note 
      • The Kabuki Stage for Kyoshiro.
      • Green Hell for Tam Tam.note 
      • Mikatagahara Field for Genjuro.note 
      • Nikkō for Shizumaru.note 
      • Sumida River for Kazuki.note 
      • Before the Temple Gate for Yashamaru.note 
      • Sakura of Shizuka for Shizuka.
  • In The Simpsons Wrestling, each character has a stage they're guaranteed to be fought on in the league modes:
    • Power Plant for Homer.
    • Kwik-E-Mart for Bart and Apu.
    • Evergreen Terrace for Lisa, Marge and Flanders.
    • Downtown for Groundskeeper Willie and Professor Frink.
    • Krustylu Studios for Krusty and Bumblebee Man.
    • Barney's Bowlarama for Barney.
    • Moe's Tavern for Moe.
    • Mr. Burns' Mansion for Smithers. Smithers can only be played as here, and only as Player 2.
    • Spaceship for Kang. Kang can only be played as here, and only as Player 2.
    • Itchy 'N Scratchy for Itchy and Scratchy. Though the two can only be used there, and only against each other.
  • Skullgirls: Several characters have stages with strong narrative and thematic ties to them.
    • Filia: Maplecrest
    • Cerebella: Medici Tower
    • Peacock: Lab 8
    • Parasoul: Glass Canopy
    • Ms. Fortune: Little Innsmouth
    • Double: Grand Cathedralnote  and Gehenna
    • Squigly: New Meridian Rooftops/Rooftops Assault
    • Big Band: Under the Bridge
    • Fukua: Nightmare Crest
    • Eliza: Bath of Tefnut/Bath of Sekhmet
    • Beowulf: NMO Arena/NMO Arena (Empty)
    • Annie: Sound Stage 15
    • Umbrella: Boardwalk
    • Marie: Final Atrium
  • Sonic the Fighters has the player fight the same characters in the same locations in the same order every time:
    • South Island for Knuckles.
    • Flying Carpet for Amy.
    • Aurora Icefield for Bark.
    • Mushroom Hill for Espio.
    • Canyon Cruise for Tails.
    • Casino Night for Fang.
    • Dynamite Plant for Bean.
    • Giant Wing for Sonic.
    • Death Egg's Eye for Metal Sonic (not playable)
    • Death Egg's Hangar for Dr. Robotnik (not playable)
  • Street Fighter is probably the Trope Codifier:
    • Most stages from Street Fighter II have their own names, or were named later, and variations of them return in later games:
      • Air Force Base for Guile
      • Amazon River Basin for Blanka
      • Ayutthaya Ruins and King's Court for Sagat
      • Battle Harbor for Ken
      • Big Factory for Zangief
      • Fighting Barroom/Flamenco Tavern for Vega
      • Fraserburgh Castle/English Manor for Cammy
      • Kapukon Yu for E. Honda.
      • Las Vegas/High Roller Casino for Balrog
      • The Lemony for Deejay
      • Maharaja's Palace for Dhalsim
      • Shopping District, Taiping Road for Chun-Li
      • Suzaku Castle for Ryu
      • Temple Hideout for M. Bison
    • Nearly everyone is tied to their own stage in Street Fighter Alpha and Street Fighter III as well, though as most of them are listed as "X's Stage", listing them all would be pointless.
  • Tekken Tekken 2 and 3 have stages associated with each fighter's specific country. In Tekken 7 Akuma has the Abandoned Temple, with the DLC giving stages for Geese Howard, Noctis, Negan, Fahkumram, Kunimitsu II, and Lidia Sobieska.
  • Games in the Soul Series sometimes define home stages, and sometimes they don't. Even games that don't, however, have some recurring locations associated with specific characters — for instance, the Money Pit is always associated with Voldo, and Eurydice Shrine is always associated with Sophitia and Cassandra.
    • Most pronounced in Soul Edge / Soul Blade, where all stages and all characters are encountered in Arcade Mode.
      • Setouchi - Pirate Fortress, for Mitsurugi
      • Jirisan - Old Temple, for Seong Mi-Na, and bonus character Seong Han-Myeong
      • Shrine of Confined Demons, for Taki
      • Yangtze River - Three Gorges, for Li Long
      • Money Pit - The Secret Treasury, for Voldo
      • Eurydice Shrine - Arena, for Sophitia
      • Ostrheinsburg Castle - War, for Siegfried
      • Silk Road - Ruined City, for Hwang
      • Unknown Land, for Rock
      • The Black Tail Inn's Remains, for Cervantes
      • Catastrophe, for Souledge (Inferno)
    • Most stages were shared between characters in Soulcalibur II, but Eurydice Shrine - Gallery was spelled out for Link by making it play an arrangement of the Legend of Zelda main theme when he's fighting on it. This is the only time in the series that the background music changes based on which characters are in the match — even fellow SC2 Guest Fighters Heihachi and Spawn don't have anything like this.
    • Soulcalibur V is the first entry since Edge / Blade to have one stage to one character, spelled out by the default music tracks for those stages having the matching character's icon.note 
      • Ancient Citadel - Peacetime, for Z.W.E.I
      • Ancient Citadel - Under Siege, for Siegfried
      • Unknown Forest, for Viola
      • Unknown Forest - Dark Night, for Raphael
      • Free Imperial City Center, for Patroklos
      • Free Imperial City - Old Quarter, for Pyrrha
      • Denevér Castle - Assault, for Nightmare
      • Denevér Castle - Eye of Chaos, for Pyrrha Ω
      • Tranquil Wasteland, for Tira
      • Last Rites on the Battlefield, for Hilde
      • Mt. Fuji the Holy - Hidden Dragon, for Yoshimitsu
      • Fu-Ma Village - Mechanical Spider, for Natsu
      • Torture Chamber, for Voldo
      • House of Valentine's Prague Residence, for Ivy
      • Luoyang - Grand Festival of Guandi Temple, for Leixia
      • Conqueror's Coliseum, for Xiba
      • Conqueror's Coliseum - Underground Fight, for Mitsurugi
      • Shrine of the Snake God Palgaea, for Astaroth
      • Cavern of Light and Darkness, for Aeon (Lizardman)
      • Sinking Merchant Ship, for Maxi
      • The Adrian, for Cervantes
      • Penintentiary of Destiny, for Kilik
      • Utopia of the Blessed, for Elysium
      • Astral Chaos, for α Patroklos
      • Astral Chaos - Pathway, for Ezio Auditore
      • Tower of Glory - Spiral of Good and Evil, for Edge Master
      • Tower of Glory - Most Holy Dichotomy, for Algol
    • Soulcalibur VI only defines home stages for Guest Fighters. Even most of the recurring locations are largely absent.
      • Replica Kaer Morhen, for Geralt
      • City Ruins - Eternal Apocalypse, for 2B
      • Gairyu Isle, for Haohmaru
  • Most multiplayer stages in Them's Fightin' Herds take place in the Champion's home regions:
    • Alpake Highlands for Paprika.
    • Baaah for Pom.
    • Huoshan for Tianhuo.
    • Reine City for Velvet.
    • Sunset Prairie for Arizona.
    • The Woodlands for Oleander.
    • The Capricorn for Shanty.
  • Touhou Hyouibana ~ Antinomy of Common Flowers has one for every character. Some are changed from the previous game, Touhou Shinpiroku ~ Urban Legend in Limbo:
    • Reimu Hakurei - Hakurei Shrine
    • Marisa Kirisame - Kourindou (formerly the Human Village at day)
    • Ichirin Kumoi - The Palanquin Ship Above the Clouds
    • Byakuren Hijiri - Myouren Temple
    • Mononobe no Futo - Hall of Dreams' Great Mausoleum
    • Toyosatomimi no Miko - Divine Spirit Mausoleum
    • Nitori Kawashiro - Genbu Ravine
    • Koishi Komeiji - Palace of the Earth Spirits
    • Mamizou Futatsuiwa - Youkai Tanuki Forest
    • Hata no Kokoro - Human Village
    • Fujiwara no Mokou - Bamboo Forest of the Lost
    • Shinmyoumaru Sukuna - Shining Needle Castle
    • Kasen Ibaraki - Kasen's Hermit World (formerly the Shrine During the Incident)
    • Sumireko Usami - The Outside World
    • Reisen Udongein Inaba - Eintei
    • Doremy Sweet - Dream World
    • Tenshi Hinanawi - Heaven
    • Yukari Yakumo - Concert Stage of the Sun, empty
    • Jo'on & Shion Yorigami - Concert Stage of the Sun

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    First Person Shooters 
  • Overwatch has some maps that are associated with certain playable characters.
    • Junkertown is where Junkrat and Roadhog used to call home before becoming social pariahs, and where Wreckingball made a name for himself after escaping from the moon.
    • Château Guillard is the family home of Widowmaker.
    • Echopoint: Antarctica is the research outpost that Mei was stationed at before going into cryostasis (and being the only one to emerge.)
    • Black Forest is a battle-ruined village in Germany where Bastion was reactivated close nearby.
    • Eichenwalde is Reinhardt's home stage in Germany
    • King's Row, London, is where Tracer lives.
    • Hollywood, USA, isn't associated with any characters in particular, but Reaper was born in Los Angeles.
    • Route 66 in the USA is where the Deadlock Gang calls home. McCree was a former founding member before leaving while Ashe is the current leader.
    • Numbani (Nigeria) is where Doomfist and Orisa originated from.
    • Dorado in Mexico is Sombra's home stage.
    • Castillo in Mexico is an old military fort overlooking Dorado. It's the home of the Los Muertos gang and Sombra's actual base of operations.
    • Horizon Lunar Colony is where Winston and Hammond originated from.
    • Watchpoint: Gibraltar is Winston's current base of operations after having left Horizon Lunar Colony.
    • Hanamura in Japan is the home of estranged brothers Genji and Hanzo and their Shimada estate.
    • Nepal is where Zenyatta and his sect of Omnic monks call home. Genji also took up residence here for a while in his backstory, and his room can be accessed by characters with the mobility to explore the map.
    • Busan, South Korea is where D.Va and her MEKA squadron call home.
    • Oasis (Iraq) is the home of Moira, who resides as the Minister of Genetics as appointed by the council of scientists who run the city.
    • Volskaya Industries in Russia is where Zaria calls home.
    • The Temple of Anubis in Egypt is where Pharah and Ana call home.
    • Necropolis in Egypt is where Ana and Soldier:76 use as a base of operations while they hide in exile.
    • Lijiang Tower in China is Mei's home stage.
  • Though the mercs from Team Fortress 2 avert this themselves (with probably the closest being Degroot Keep, with its connections to the Demoman's family name) but the game's Scream Fortress bosses count, as all of them would show up in other community made maps during the years to follow the original Halloween events. The Horseless Headless Horsemann was first fought at Mann Manor, MONOCULUS was the hazard for Eyeaduct, and Merasmus was fought at Ghost Town. If you really want to push it and count stage hazards as characters, the Ghost (Zepheniah Mann) was first seen on Event Harvest, and the skeletons/the Skeleton King was first used on Helltower.
  • Unreal series:
    • Unreal Tournament and Unreal Tournament 2004 have the Hyperblast level, where Xan Kriegor, the ship's owner, is fought, and in both cases, Xan is unlocked as a playable character after beating the level in the games' single-playernote .
    • Speaking of 2004, the Assault levels are reenactments of past events, and some of the teams that fought in those events have a 33% chance of being fought in these levelsnote :
      • AS-Convoy is a Strong-tier "N.E.G. vs. Hellions" match, and there's a chance the player can fight against the Strong-tier Hellions team.
      • AS-Glacier is a subversion: it's an "Axon vs. Izanagi" match, with the Izanagi side being represented by the Thunder Crash team, usually affiliated with the N.E.G. However, the match belongs to the Strong tier, a tier below Thunder Crash's Godlike tier, and while Axon has representation in the Tournament via the Weak-tier Goliath and Strong-tier Juggernauts teams, the player cannot play with any of these teams unless they have a full Juggernaut roster and the player chose a Juggernaut character, and even then it's impossible to recreate any of these teams.
      • AS-Mothership is a "Humans vs. Skaarj" match, belongs to the Godlike tier, and there's a chance the player can fight against the Godlike-tier Iron Skull Skaarj team.
      • AS-RobotFactory is another subversion: it's a "Liandri vs. The Corrupt" match, however it takes place in the Tough tier, two tiers below The Corrupt's Godlike tier, not to mention... the Liandri Corporation itself is backing the The Corrupt team.
    • Unreal Tournament III has a particular approach to their levels: each of them takes place in a particular area and belong to a particular faction which the player gets to fight (either against or as) in the Campaign:
      • Levels set on Tokaidonote  belong to the Izanagi Corporation, which backs the Ronin team, the leader of which is The Protagonist (and hence the Player Character, though the other three members can be played in Cooperative mode).
      • Levels set on Oxida Novanote  belong to the Axon Research Corporation, which backs the Iron Guard team.
      • Levels set on Hyperionnote  belong to the Liandri Corporation, which backs the game's version of The Corrupt, simply named "Liandri".
      • Levels set in the planet Omicron-6note  belong to the Phayder Corporation, which backs the Necris Black Legion team and, by extension, the Krall team.
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    Racing Games 
  • Cartoon Network Racing: Of the 18 tracks for the console version, six of them are themed from the featured cartoons. (The DS version has a few more or different ones.)
  • A good few of Crash Bandicoot's racing games have featured some tracks based on and named after certain characters in the series.
    • For Crash Team Racingnote :
      • Crash Cove for Crash.
      • Coco Park for Coco.
      • Polar Pass for Polar.
      • Tiger Temple for Pura.
      • Tiny Arena for Tiny.
      • Dingo Canyon for Dingodile.
      • N. Gin Labs for N. Gin.
      • Cortex Castle for Cortex.
      • Roo's Tubes for Ripper Roo.
      • Papu's Pyramid for Papu Papu.
      • Dragon Mines for Komodo Joe.
      • Hot-Air Skyway for Pinstripe.
      • Oxide Station for Nitros Oxide.
    • In Crash Nitro Kart's case, certain tracks serve as this for the boss characters as that's where they're fought against in their respective challenges. In Order:
      • Jungle Boogie for Krunk.
      • Deep Sea Driving for Nash.
      • Out of Time for the two Normsnote .
      • Android Alley for Geary.
      • Hyper Spaceway for Velonote .
      • Interestingly, Tiny Temple is this for Tiny, which at first makes it stand out compared to the other tracks which have no such theme. This actually foreshadows Team Cortex's ending, where they accidentally find themselves stranded on Terra where it's revealed that the natives there worship Tiny.
    • The remake of the former game, Nitro-Fueled, has all of the above as well as introducing extra tracks with every Grand Prix and redesigning some of the old tracks to better fit with the characters. Some of the more notable ones are:
      • Blizzard Bluff for Penta Penguin.
      • Slide Coliseum for Ami, Liz, Megumi and Isabella.
      • Out of Time for N. Tropy.
      • Twilight Tour for Tawnanote .
      • Prehistoric Playground for Baby T and Fake Crash.
      • Spyro Circuit for Spyro.
      • Nina's Nightmare for Nina.
      • Koala Carnival for Koala Kong.
      • Megamix Mania for Megamix.
      • Drive-Thru Danger for Nitros Oxide.
  • Freaky Flyers:
    • Bigfoot MT for Andre Latoilette.
    • Coyote Canyon for Cactus Rose.
    • Thugsville for Pauli Atchi.
    • Cave of Blunders for Shiek Abdul.
    • Danger Island for Island Jack.
    • Monster Isle for Sammy Wasabi.
    • Bombsburg for Traci Torpedoes.
    • Grave Danger for Baron Von Slaughter.
  • A wider version can be seen in Forza Horizon series, where certain car types are related with specific zones on the map races, mostly city cars and sedans run inside cities, off-road vehicles run in trails, and supercars (as well some muscle cars) run on highways.
  • LEGO Racers, Almost every non-playable character gets their home tracks:
    • Imperial Grand Prix for Captain Redbeard & Gov. Broadside.
    • Dark Forest Dash for Rob-N-Hood.
    • Magma Moon Marathon for Ann Droid.
    • Desert Adventure Dragway for Johnny Thunder & Pharaohs Mummy.
    • Tribal Island Trail for King Kahuka & Islander.
    • Royal Knights Raceway for Royal King.
    • Ice Planet Pathway for Commander Cold.
    • Amazon Adventure Alley for Baron Von Barron & Achu.
    • Knightmare-athon for Basil The Batlord & Willa The Witch.
    • Pirate Skull Pass for Blackjack Hawkins.
    • Adventure Temple Trail for Sam Sinister.
    • Alien Rally Asteroid for Gypsy Moth & Alpha Dragonis.
    • Rocket Racer Run for Rocket Racer.
  • There's guaranteed to always be at least one "Bowser's Castle" and "Mario Circuit" in every Mario Kart game. But there's plenty of other racetracks themed or named after most of the main characters throughout the series (not counting the retro tracks unless it is a special circumstance):
    • Super Mario Kart credits associate the eight final version of the tracks to one character:
      • Luigi has Mario Circuit 4.
      • Peach has Donut Plains 3.
      • Yoshi has Ghost Valley 3
      • Bowser, obviously, has Bowser Castle 3.
      • Donkey Kong Jr. has Choco Island 2.
      • Koopa has Koopa Beach 2.
      • Toad has Vanilla Lake 2.
      • Mario has Rainbow Road.
    • Mario Kart 64
      • Peach gets Royal Raceway.
      • Toad gets Toad's Turnpike.
      • Wario gets Wario Stadium.
      • Luigi gets Luigi Raceway.
      • Donkey Kong gets D.K.'s Jungle Parkway.
      • Yoshi gets Yoshi Valley.
    • Mario Kart: Super Circuit:
      • Bowser gets no less than four Bowser Castle themed tracks.
      • Peach and Luigi both get a circuit named after them.
      • Yoshi has a desert related track with a sphinx to his glory.
      • Considering each track's picture on the menu, you can also associate Toad to Sky Garden and Broken Pier, Wario to Ribbon Road and Lakeside Park, or Donkey Kong to Riverside Park and Cheep-Cheep Island.
    • Mario Kart: Double Dash!!:
      • Luigi Circuit for Luigi. He also has his own battle course, Luigi's Mansion.
      • Peach Beach for Peach.
      • Baby Park for Baby Mario and Baby Luigi.
      • Daisy Cruiser for Daisy.
      • Waluigi Stadium for Waluigi.
      • Yoshi Circuit for Yoshi.
      • DK Mountain for DK.
      • Wario Colosseum for Wario.
    • Mario Kart DS:
      • Yoshi has Yoshi Falls.
      • Luigi has Luigi's Mansion.
      • Waluigi has Waluigi Pinball.
      • Shroom Ridge is usually associated with Toad.
      • DK has DK Pass.
      • Wario has Wario Stadium.
      • Peach has Peach's Gardens.
    • Mario Kart Wii:
      • There's yet another version of Luigi Circuit.
      • Toad gets Toad's Factory.
      • DK gets yet another snow mountain racetrack with DK Summit.
      • Wario has Wario's Gold Mines.
      • Daisy gets Daisy Circuit.
      • Koopa Cape for, of course, Koopa Troopa.
      • Dry Bowser is commonly associated to Grumble Volcano, probably because it mirrors his living counterpart's track.
      • Dry Dry Ruins is usually associated with Yoshi, probably because of the sphinx with his face.
      • Rosalina gets associated with this game's Rainbow Road.
      • While Funky Kong lacks his own track, he still has Funky Stadium, his own battle course.
    • Mario Kart 7
      • Toad Circuit for Toad.
      • Daisy Hills for Daisy.
      • Shy Guy Bazaar for Shy Guy.
      • Wuhu Circuit and Maka Wuhu for the Mii characters, for obvious reasons.
      • Wario gets Wario's Shipyard.
      • Apart from the usual Castle track, Bowser also has Neo Bowser City (Koopa City in PAL versions of the game), though it can also be associated to Metal Mario.
      • DK has DK Jungle.
      • Rosalina has Rosalina's Ice World.
      • While Koopa Beach is from Mario Kart 64, it is impossible to not associate it to Koopa Troopa now that he is a playable character again.
    • Mario Kart 8 ensures every character gets at least one track in time trials. Deluxe manages to do this despite having more characters, and the remaining tracks have a Palette Swap of Yoshi or Shy Guy.
      • Sweet Sweet Canyon is usually associated to Peach and Daisy.
      • Toad Harbor for Toad
      • Twisted Mansion for Luigi, and as of the Updated Re-release of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, it is also associated to King Boo.
      • Shy Guy (the red one) gets Shy Guy Falls.
      • Larry Koopa is usually associated with Electrodrome because of the DJ stand.
      • Roy Koopa is associated with Wii Grumble Volcano.
      • Every other Koopaling is associated to a track nodding to their respective locations in Super Mario Bros. 3 for time trials: for example, Wendy is associated with Dolphin Shoals, a beach related track, while Lemmy has GCN Sherbet Land, a snow and ice track.
      • Mount Wario for Wario
      • Bone Dry Dunes for Dry Bones as of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.
      • The DLC track Dragon Driftway is associated with Lakitu.
      • Hyrule Circuit for Link.
      • The Animal Crossing track is one for both the male and female Villagers and Isabelle.
      • In Deluxe, the battle course Urchin Underpass is obviously one to the Inklings.
  • Nicktoons Racing has two tracks each (except for Aaahh!!! Real Monsters which only has one) for SpongeBob SquarePants, CatDog, The Angry Beavers, Hey Arnold!, Rugrats, The Wild Thornberrys and The Ren & Stimpy Show. Each Nicktoon has a least one playable racer.
  • Sega Superstars:

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    Other 
  • Hyrule Warriors
    • A few characters from the first game carry battlefields over from their debut games.
    • The sequel, Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity continues this. Though unlike the previous one, this game takes place in only one game of the franchise, so the character's home stage is more literal, both for promoted characters and ones who are unlocked later.
      • Link, Zelda, King Roam and to a lesser extent Impa have Hyrule Field and Hyrule Castle.
      • Zora's Domain for Mipha and Sidon.
      • Death Mountain for Daruk and Yunobo.
      • Tabantha Frontier for Revali and Teba.
      • Gerudo Town for Urbosa and Riju.
      • The Yiga Clan Hideout can count for Master Kohga
      • Hetsu is obtainable after Great Hyrule Forest.
  • Mario Party:
    • The first game has boards that are named after, and tied to, the original characters.
      • DK's Jungle Adventure.
      • Peach's Birthday Cake.
      • Yoshi's Tropical Island.
      • Wario's Battle Canyon.
      • Luigi's Engine Room.
      • Mario's Rainbow Castle.
    • Waluigi gets one in Mario Party 3 with Waluigi's Island.
  • Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order has each of its stages explore a different part of the Marvel universe. Each stage features a different portion of the playable roster, and in most cases it's where the related characters are unlocked to play as.
    • The story starts out in space, where the Guardians of the Galaxy are mucking things up again.
    • A prison break led by the Sinister Six features the Spider-Man characters. Ms. Marvel is also featured here, being grouped with fellow teen Spider-heroes Miles and Gwen. Though it should be noted that it's the big exception to the "characters join in their home stage" rule, as the Avengers are called in midway through in order to open up the playable roster.
    • A Hand ninja temple led by the Kingpin is the feature stage for Daredevil and similar street-level heroes like Iron Fist and Luke Cage (collectively labeled "The Defenders" after the then-recent TV adaptation).
    • Avengers Tower features team members that don't get featured elsewhere such as Iron Man, Wasp, and Hawkeye.
    • The X-Mansion is, naturally, home to the X-Men (and Deadpool).
    • The Dark Dimension is navigated by the supernatural and mystic-themed heroes: Dr. Strange, Scarlet Witch, Ghost Rider, and Elsa Bloodstone.
    • Attilan is home to the Inhuman royal family and puts a spotlight on Crystal.
    • Wakanda features the Black Panther; but it also involves Storm (who has ties to the country) and characters related to Captain America like Cap himself, the Falcon, and Black Widow.
    • The realms of Hel and Asgard revolve around Thor and Loki.
    • As the endgame Boss Bonanza, Knowhere stars the villains and all of the heroes get to say a line or two as well. But even so, some of the heavy-hitter Avengers like the Hulk and Captain Marvel get their moment to shine here.
    • The DLC epilogue chapter features the Fantastic Four, but it also serves as a surrogate home stage for the other DLC characters and gives them small appearances so they have at least some story presence.

Non-video games

    Web Original 
  • There are nine versions of the Battledome on Neopets, each taking place in different parts of Neopia. Every CPU opponent has a specific one they're assigned to, and each has a pool of default prizes they may award after the match.
    • Central Arena (Neopia Central): Boochi, Chia Clown, Down For Maintenance Pteri, Eyrieki, Flaming Meerca, Kasuki Lu, Kauvara, Lab Ray Scientist, Mootix Warrior, Mr. Chuckles, Punchbag Bob, Punchbag Sid, Shadow Usul, Tax Beast, Turmaculus
    • Dome of the Deep (Maraqua): Chiazilla, Giant Spectral Mutant Walein, Koi Warrior, Slug Monster, The Drenched
    • Frost Arena (Terror Mountain): Donny, Lady Frostbite, Snow Beast, Snow Faerie, The Snowager, Valin
    • Neocola Centre (Virtupets Space Station): Commander Garoo, Evil Sloth Clone, Neopet v2, Robo Grarrl, S750 Kreludan Defender Robot, Space Faerie
    • Pango Palladium (Mystery Island): Advisor Broo, Ghost Lupe, Lava Ghoul, Meerca Henchmen, Plumbeard, Ryshu the Nimmo, Tekkitu the Witch Doctor, Tiki Tack Man
    • Rattling Cauldron (Haunted Woods): Balthazar, Count Von Roo, Edna, Giant Ghostkerchief, Greedy Kadoatie, Jelly Chia, Meuka, Mummy, Pant Devil, Qasalan Mummy, Sssidney, Spider Grundo, The Black Pteri, The Brain Tree, The Esophagor, Vira, Zafara Rogue
    • Ugga Dome (Tyrannia): Cave Chia, Cybunny Scout, Giant Hungry Malevolent Chomby, Grarrg, Harry the Mutant Moehog, Highland Chia, Kastraliss, Magnus the Torch, Quiggle Warlord, Sabre-X, all opponents in the recurring Obelisk Battles
    • Cosmic Dome (Unknown)note : Giant Space Fungus, Jetsam Ace
    • Forgotten Graveyard (Unknown): Kaia was fought here in the Wraith Resurgence plot, but it's currently unavailable.
    Web Video 
  • Jelle's Marble Runs: Starting in 2018, a team will be chosen to host the Marble League in their home stadium. Additionally, Marbula One has race tracks that take place in one of the team's home region that change every race. As for specifics:
    • Balls of Chaos: "Tumult Turnpike" (Marbula track)
    • Bumblebees: "Honeydome" (Marbula track)
    • Chocolatiers: "Cocoa Arena" (Stadium)
    • Crazy Cat's Eyes: "Felynia Coliseum" (Marble League stadium)
    • Green Ducks: "Greenstone" (Marbula track), "Joshdon Stadium" (Stadium)
    • Hazers: "Misty Mountain" (Marbula track)
    • Hornets: "Hivedrive" (Marbula track)
    • Indigo Stars: "Bright Hyu Bubble" (Stadium)
    • Jungle Jumpers: "Raceforest" (Marbula track)
    • Kobalts: "Cobalt Circuit" (Stadium)
    • Midnight Wisps: "Midnight Bay" (Marbula track)
    • Minty Maniacs: "Minty Mania" (Marbula track)
    • O'Rangers: "O'Raceway" (Marbula track)
    • Oceanics: "Aquamaring" (Marbula track), "Seven Seas Stadium" (Marble League stadium)
    • Pinkies: "Ampinktheatre" (Stadium)
    • Raspberry Racers: "Razzway" (Marbula track)
    • Savage Speeders: "Savage Speedway" (Marbula track), "Le Course de Sauvage" (Stadium)
    • Snowballs: "Arctic Circuit" (Marbula track), "Arctic Circle" (Marble League stadium)
    • Team Galactic: "Andromedome" (Marble League stadium), "Stardust Accelerator" (Marble League track)
    • Team Momo: "Momotorway" (Marbula track)
    • Team Primary: "Palette Park" (Marbula track)
    • Thunderbolts: "Short Circuit" (Marbula track)

    Western Animation 
  • In The Fairly OddParents episode "Totally Spaced Out", Mark Chang from the Proud Warrior Race planet of Yugopotamia challenges Timmy to dit'chafatt — er, death combat. In each of the rounds, the combatants are allowed to choose their own home stage with an advantage to themselves. Mark chooses a flat war arena on his home planet where there's no place for Timmy to dodge his Giant Mecha's attacks... on purpose, anyway. Timmy chooses Flappy Bob's Happy Peppy Learnatorium, a daycare he'd been checked into — chosen because the Yugopotamians' biggest weakness is that Good Hurts Evil, and to Mark, that place is saccharine enough to be equivalent to a torture chamber for him.

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