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I have said this in the archived discussion but nobody commented: Is it really necessary to have Arlen on this list? We know the country and state, and there is a given name for the city. There's even a name for the county. It might be a fictional one, but it's still miles more established than many of the other setting examples on this list.
I've missed the series, so I have this doubt:
Has it ever been said in Kamen Rider Double where exactly Fuuto is located?
Family Guy - Where the hell is Quahog, Massachusetts? I don't watch enough of the series to know if the location is more concrete than that.
It's in Rhode Island.
I really don't get the tendency to list fictional cities that are placed in a real-life state on this page. Short of giving latitude and longitude coordinates, or naming the exact interstate exit, how much more detailed can the setting get? This trope is about deliberately vague and contradictory locations, not just fictional cities.
If we listed every story that uses real-life cities, there wouldn't be any room for the rest of the tropes. :)
Since the city is its own self-contained universe.
This Troper (grr), Thread Mode, and as for the substance of the comment... there are palm trees prominently on display in the first movie. It's not Ohio, at least not at first. Crystal Lake also isn't in Ohio, as "Jason Takes Manhattan" would make no sense if it were (there's no ocean route that could take a boat from a lake in Ohio to Manhattan Island in a few days). Both movie franchises have been deliberately having fun with this trope over the years, so there's no need to defend them with fan guesswork.
And removing this one, tentatively...
The UK's not all that huge geographically, and most of these locations seem to have been narrowed down to specific counties. Like the DC example, I'm not sure how much more specific Rowling could get.
If the state is named, then there's no mystery. I think there's some serious confusion going on with this trope, and people are just putting every fictional city here. It has to be deliberately vague, like Angel Grove having every climate imaginable as the plot demands, or Springfield and all its geographical anomalies. If it's actually set in a real-life state, that's about as specific as any story can get without giving local Shout Outs.
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