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Earth
Other names:
  • Sol III
  • Terra
  • Mondas
  • Tellus (implied)
  • Ravolox
  • Antýkhon
  • Dhakan
  • Avallion
  • New Skaro
Type: Planet
Location: Sol system, Mutter's Spiral
Natives: See list
Appearances: Earth - List of appearances

Earth (also known as Sol III, Earth being the 3rd planet from the sun, or Sol) was a level five planet, and the Doctor's favourite. It was the twin planet of Mondas, located in the Sol system in Mutter's Spiral. Most of the Doctor's companions have been natives of this planet. It was the native planet of Humans, Silurians, Sea Devils, as well as other species.

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Astronomical Data

Location

Earth was located in Sector 8023 of the Third Quadrant. (DW: Logopolis) It was the third planet in the Sol system, approximately 27,700 light-years from the centre of Mutter's Spiral. It was shifted two light years from this position by the Time Lords and renamed Ravolox circa 2,000,000 CE. (DW: The Mysterious Planet)

Moon(s)

For most of its history, Earth had one single moon, usually referred to simply as the Moon, a rogue planet which entered the Sol system and was captured in Earth's gravitational field millions of years ago. (DW: Doctor Who and the Silurians) By the time of the Fourth Great and Bountiful Human Empire, four other moons had been added to the Terran system. (DW: The Long Game)

Whether these additional moons were artificially constructed or natural ones moved into Earth orbit is not known.

Geology

Earth was rich in many valuable metals and elements. (DWN: Doctor Who and the Day of the Daleks) It was one of the few sources of quartz in the galaxy (DW: The Pirate Planet) and was also rich in silicon and carbon. (DW: Four to Doomsday)

Geography

Earth's surface had changed considerably over the course of its long history, owing to its high seismic activity. When native life first appeared on the planet, for example, what later became the middle of the Atlantic Ocean was a vast, rocky wasteland. (DW: City of Death) What follows is a general description of what came to be known as "Classic Earth". (DW: The End of the World)

Through most of its history, two-thirds of the Earth's surface was covered by water. Several large land-masses were in existence. Changes to the topography were relatively frequent, owing to erosion and seismic and volcanic activity. Two particularly cataclysmic events occurred when Atlantis, already ravaged first by the Dæmons and then Kronos, sank beneath the waves circa 2000 BCE (DW: The Underwater Menace, The Dæmons, The Time Monster) and when Krakatoa erupted in 1883, the latter event being witnessed by both the Third and Ninth Doctors. (DW: Inferno, Rose)

The actions of Humans, specifically their pollution, also had a major effect on the geography of the world. By the 26th century, the seas of Earth had been polluted, irradiated, set on fire and boiled off into a thick sludge. (NA: Ship of Fools) By the 52nd century, winters never occurred due to global warming. (WC: The Frozen)

Over millions of years, continental drift caused the surface of Earth to change radically, creating such features as the Arctic Desert and the Los Angeles Crevasse. After the 57th Segment of Time and the events of the Ark the National Trust installed gravity satellites to hold back the expanding Sun, from a now uninhabited Earth. They also shifted the continents back to their early positions, a planetary style known as "Classic Earth", which took billions of years. It stayed like this until the planet's final destruction in the year 5.5/Apple/26. (DW: The End of the World)

Sapient Native Species

See Earth sentients.

Several sapient and semi-sapient species evolved on Earth, though the most important and influential ones were the Humans and Earth Reptiles.

Flora and Fauna

See plants and animals.

In its long history, many species had evolved on Earth. By the 21st century, over 300 billion species of animals had already evolved and gone extinct. (NSA: The Last Dodo)

Historical

Dozens of alien species and influences have affected life on Earth. Therefore, we have noted only the most significant and influential, or, in many cases, the earliest.

Early History

Before Life

Earth formed over 4.6 billion years ago around a Racnoss spacecraft which carried the last remainders of their ancient race. (DW: The Runaway Bride) At much the same time, the Sentience was also trapped in the forming Earth. (NA: Nightshade)

About 3 billion years ago, the consciousness of the Sou(ou)shi settled on Earth and went into dormancy. (MA: Venusian Lullaby)

Earth's surface, just prior to the creation of life. (DW: City of Death)

The Creation of Life

Native life eventually developed due to the explosion of a Jagaroth spaceship. (DW: City of Death)

The age of Dinosaurs and Earth Reptiles

Various species of saurian dominated the planet until circa 65 million BCE, when a freighter from 2526 time-warped to this period and exploded in the upper atmosphere. The resulting clouds of dirt and smoke obscured the sun, lowering the temperature and causing mass extinctions. (DW: Earthshock)

An intelligent species of reptiles (whose name is unknown) flourished and then went extinct. (NA: All-Consuming Fire)

100,000 years later, Silurians and Sea Devils (later known collectively as Earth Reptiles) intelligent reptiles with biotechnology were also active. (DW: Doctor Who and the Silurians, The Sea Devils) They domesticated dinosaurs and regarded the small furry humanoid semi-intelligent primates around them as pests. (DWM: The Fall of the Silurians)

The Doctor believed that the inaccurately named Silurians had lived not in the Silurian Age, but during the Eocene, a far more recent period, despite their use of dinosaurs.

The reign of the reptiles came to a final end when the rogue planet (later known as Earth's primary satellite, the Moon) entered Earth's orbit. The Earth Reptiles feared it and entered into suspended animation. (DW: Doctor Who and the Silurians)

Apes regarded by the reptiles as pests eventually evolved into the species known as Human, given a substantial jolt forward when the Fendahl Core arrived in Africa circa 12 million BCE. (DW: Image of the Fendahl)

The Human Age

Human civilization evolved quickly, assisted by the Dæmons, the various temporal fragments of Scaroth, and the predatory nature imparted to humans by the Fendahl.

This predatory and aggressive nature was evident in the many conflicts which humans fought amongst themselves throughout much of their early history, such as during the siege of Troy, the Dark Ages, or the American Revolutionary War. (DW: The Mark of the Rani) It was also exploited by the War Lords, who kidnapped human soldiers from various conflicts in Earth history for use in their war games. (DW: The War Games)

Earth had been visited by aliens many times throughout its history, but the launching of space probes by humans beginning in the late 20th century made such visits more frequent, as Homo sapiens began drawing attention to themselves. These visits also tended to be more openly hostile, and Earth was saved from conquest or outright annihilation often only through the intercession of the Doctor or the secret (prior to the 21st century) organization Torchwood. Earth also had many aliens land upon it, some hostile, some not. The Doctor and his companions as well as Torchwood and Sarah Jane and her friends dealt with these threats, helping the friendly aliens and defeating and most of the time killing the hostile ones. Such invasions also led to the formation of UNIT, whose functions in time culminated in the first conquest by Earth of an alien world, Mars, in 2086. (DW: Transit) Despite the sometimes overt nature of alien intervention on Earth, governments and military bodies successfully managed to keep many of these events either secret (DW: The Web of Fear), or active cover-ups were attempted, such as an attempt to dismiss the Battle of Canary Wharf (DW: Doomsday) as a terrorist event caused by the doping of Britain's water supply (TW: Everything Changes). The latter example occurred even after the Sycorax parked a giant spaceship above London (DW: The Christmas Invasion). Several other worldwide crises in the first decade of the 21st century, such as the sun going dim and the moon moving out of its orbit, were also the subject of subsequent cover-ups orchestrated by Sarah Jane Smith and her alien super-computer, Mr. Smith (SJA: Revenge of the Slitheen, The Lost Boy). However, several further events, most notably the forced relocation of Earth to another part of the universe and the subsequent Dalek invasion (DW: The Stolen Earth/Journey's End) served to finally convince the populace at large that  we are not alone  in the universe.

From 2019 to at least 2059, Earth went through a period of chaos: climate change, ozone degradation, and the "oil apocalypse". Humanity almost faced extinction, but managed to not only survive but achieved major advances in space travel DW: The Waters of Mars) and develop weather control technology. (DW: The Moonbase) In 2058, Earth's first colony on Mars was built(DW: The Waters of Mars); humanity would then go on to create an early form of transmat (DW: The Seeds of Death) and lightspeed travel(DW: The Waters of Mars. In the 2080ss, aliens had begun settling on Earth (BBCR: Asylum), while Earth would win the genocidal Thousand Day War against Mars. (NA: Transit) By the end of the century, Earth had colonised nearby star systems.

In the 22nd Century, Earth suffered the vast rise of large corporations which would occasionally wage active war against each other, energy crises, and the collapse of the tourist trade. In 2156, Earth Central declared bankruptcy and the corporations (under the Earth Alliance of Corporations) took control of the planet. Despite this, Earth's colonisation of the galaxy continued to advance. The Adjudicators were established to enforce Earth law on the colonies. (NA: Lucifer Rising)

The Daleks

The 22nd century Dalek invasion proved devastating to Earth. First, the Daleks wiped out fifteen colonies (NA: Lucifer Rising); then, they released a plague across the Earth. Over a six month period, Africa, Asia, and South America were almost wiped out; humanity was barely able to resist when the Daleks arrived, (DW: The Dalek Invasion of Earth) and New York City and many other cities were destroyed. (DW: The Chase) For ten years, the remaining inhabitants of earth were terrorized by the Dalek forces who enslaved many and turned others into Robomen, while the Daleks attempted to turn Earth into a mobile dreadnought. Only a handful of resistance groups existed.

Following the defeat of their grand scheme (DW: The Dalek Invasion of Earth) and their solar system blockade being shattered in the Battle of Cassius, the Daleks left Earth. The planet remained divided into feudal kingdoms for a time, as Earth refused assistance from the colonies (EDA: Legacy of the Daleks); large conglomerates, however, stepped in to rebuild the Terran Security Forces. (PDA: The Final Sanction) Thirty years after the invasion, the Earth Council existed as a fledgling government, but anti-alien organisations like Earth United began to attract many youths to their cause. (BFA: An Earthly Child)

The Human Empires

By the 23rd century, Earth had recovered and a major "break-out" of colonisation took place. (MA: The Romance of Crime) In time an Earth Empire emerged, which dominated most of Mutter's Spiral for over 500 years. This empire at times came into conflict with other space powers, particularly the Draconians (DW: Colony in Space), and often employed oppressive and disenfranchising policies on numerous alien races, most notably on Delta Magna and Solos. (DW: The Power of Kroll, The Mutants) Alongside Draconia, Earth would fight and win the Second Dalek War. Before the war, the Empire was overseen by a President (DW: Colony in Space), but from the late 26th century it was ruled by a Divine Empress. (MA: Cold Fusion)

Unrest among these races, instabilities in the Empire's political and economic structure, and ecological damage to Earth eventually led to the dissolution of the Empire (DW: The Mutants, MA: The Sorcerer's Apprentice), which in time gave way to the Galactic Federation, headquartered on Io. (NA: Legacy)

By 4000, Earth and its dominions were ruled by a Guardian of the Solar System, with the Space Security Service handling military intelligence. Following the death of the imcumbent Guardian, Mavic Chen, (DW: The Daleks' Master Plan) His descendants, however, would bring down the Galactic Federation's democracy (MA: The Crystal Bucephalus) and the Earth-ruled Second Great and Bountiful Human Empire would take its place(DW: Planet of the Ood); the Empire would then be succeeded by the Earth Alliance (BFDE: Invasion of the Daleks). However, the brutal Dalek invasion of 4162 (BFDE: Dalek Empire I) would see Earth conquered and occupied by Daleks once again, and would result in the Great Catastrophe that devastated Earth and its colonies. (BFDE: Dalek Empire II)

Earth would recover yet again, forming advanced national alliances before a new Ice Age and World War Six struck it in the 51st century; however, it still triggered the Great Breakout of space colonisation and created the Time Agency. (DW: The Talons of Weng-Chiang, The Invisible Enemy)

Later Events

The Ark above Earth. (DW: The Ark in Space)

Earth in its later history was abandoned numerous times by its human inhabitants, first when solar flares bombarded the planet, leaving Earth uninhabited for 5,000 years. (DW: The Ark in Space) Earth's population was evacuated, with Nerva Beacon serving as an ark that could repopulate the planet; the rest of humanity carried on with another period of colonial expansion under GalSec. (DW: The Ark in Space, The Sontaran Experiment) While Earth was uninhabited and damaged, it was occupied by the Charrl, who renamed the world Antýkhon. Humans who had survived the flares, referred to as "Hairies", had mutated to adapt to the depleted atmosphere and soil caused by the Charrls' industrial activities. The Charrl occupation lasted some 3497 years. (NA: Birthright) Nerva Beacon's evacuees would return to Earth after 10,000 years had passed, and recolonised the planet. (DW: The Ark in Space)

Some time after, Earth was visited by the Usurians, who relocated the dying human population first to Mars and then Pluto. Generations later, humans had thrown off the yoke of Usurian exploitation, and returned to Earth. (DW: The Sun Makers)

By the year 200,000, Earth was at its height, covered with megacities, five moons and a population of 96 billion. It was the centre of the galactic domain of the Fourth Great and Bountiful Human Empire that stretched across a million planets and species. The Empire had been secretly manipulated and its progress hindered (DW: The Long Game) by Dalek survivors of the Last Great Time War. Earth underwent a century of social collapse and pollution before a full-scale invasion commenced in 200,100, including a bombing campaign which disfigured the continents. The Dalek fleet was destroyed by Bad Wolf. It is not known whether this virtually omnipotent being reversed all the damage of the invasion, such as the disfiguring of the continents. DW: The Parting of the Ways)

About 2,000,000, Earth was relocated two light-years from its proper position in the galaxy by the Time Lords to prevent the escape by aliens from Andromeda who had stolen information from the Matrix on Gallifrey. Most of the human race remaining on Earth were wiped out, and those that survived degenerated to a primitive, tribal culture. The planet came to be known as Ravolox, with Earth being completely forgotten. (DW: The Mysterious Planet) The inhabitants of Ravolox eventually came to know of the true nature and history of their planet, and to rebuild their civilization.

At some unknown point in the future, the planet may also for a time be known by the name Tellus and be owned by a mining company. (The Adventures of K9: K9 and the Missing Planet)

Owing to the events described below, it is assumed that at some point Ravolox was returned to its original location and once again came to be known as Earth.

The Destruction of Earth

Earth is destroyed

In the 57th segment of Time the last Humans left Earth because of the increasing danger that it would fall into the Sun, fleeing to planets such as Refusis II and Frontios. (DW: The Ark/Frontios) The now uninhabited Earth was preserved by the National Trust and over the following billions of years it was restored to a 'classic' Earth until it was finally destroyed by the expanding Sun in the year 5.5/Apple/26. (DW: The End of the World)

Characteristics

Political

Until well into the 31st century, Earth was divided into myriad nation-states of varying size, population, tactical strength, and socio-political, economic, and religious ideologies, all at any given time allied to or warring with each other. The first moves towards planetary union actually came in the form of military conquest and annexation of nations by leaders such as Cyrus the Great and Alexander the Great, with the Old Roman Empire, the Han Empire of China, and the Great Khanates of the Mongols being among the earliest superpowers. From the 17th to the 22nd centuries, much of the military and economic strength of Earth was controlled by the British Empire, and France, and, later, the United States of America, a former colonial possession of Britain's, as well as the Soviet Union, later reformed as the Russian Federation, and China.

The earliest peaceful attempt at unifying the planet under one governing body was the formation of the League of Nations at the close of the First World War. The 1930s saw the formation of LONGBOW, an organisation set up under the umbrella of the League to handle matters of international security, occasionally running into threats of an extraterrestrial nature. While never made public, this was the first acknowledgement by the world's leaders that humans were not alone in the universe, and their neighbors were not always friendly. LONGBOW ceased operations after both it and the League failed to prevent the outbreak of the Second World War, when Adolf Hitler sent German troops on an invasion of Poland.

The United Nations was formed at the end of the Second World War, hoping to succeed where its predecessor had failed in preventing global conflict. After numerous alien attacks, especially those by the Yeti (DW: The Web of Fear) and the Cybermen (DW: The Invasion), the UN at the suggestion of Colonel (later Brigadier) Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart, drew up the charter for UNIT, whose duty was essentially the same as LONGBOW's had been.

The development of nuclear weapons and the Cold War increased international tensions in the late 20th century. At numerous times, nuclear war seemed imminent. This threat was somewhat alleviated when the great powers entrusted their nuclear launch codes to the United Kingdom for safe-keeping (DW: Robot), and again when half of the planet came under the government of the World Zone Authority in the early 21st century (DW: The Enemy of the World) However, the United States of America and Eurozone began showing hostilities to each other (EDA: Trading Futures) and by 2084, there were two vast power blocs in conflict and the threat of nuclear war. (DW: Warriors of the Deep)

These tensions ended due to the Martian assault of 2086, in which Paris was destroyed. A common, alien enemy united humans and planted the seeds for a united Earth. (NA: Transit) A brief relapse into warring feudal states followed the Dalek occupation before the Earth was once again united.(EDA: Legacy of the Daleks). It was also around this time that Earth formed the Alliance with Alpha Centauri and other nearby systems, its first formal alliance with alien species. (NA: Original Sin, MA: Lords of the Storm)

The united Earth government quickly became corrupt and on the payroll of powerful financial concerns like INITEC, the Galatron Mining Corporation, the AMORB Project, and especially IMC, looking the other way as these organizations victimised indigenous species and human colonists alike on the outer worlds. (DW: Vengeance on Varos, Colony in Space) In time the business policies of these corporations and the political and diplomatic policies of the Earth government became parallel and laid the foundations for the Earth Empire. Law and order was enforced by the Adjudicators. Although Earth was governed by a democratically elected President, civil liberties in the mid-third millennium were highly marginalized, and critics of the government were frequently sent to the Moon, which was converted from a civilian colony to a prison. (DW: Frontier in Space) In the last centuries of the third millennium, the Presidency was transformed into an Imperial monarchy, with the Holy King (or Queen) ruling Earth and its empire. The last Holy Monarch left control of the Earth to a ruling council upon her death, shortly before the Solos Incident. (NA: Original Sin, DW: The Mutants)

With the advent of the Second Ice Age and continuing unrest among the colonies, Earth's global government collapsed at the turn of the fourth millennium, and feudalism returned both on the planet and on many of its colonies. An aristocratic government remained in control of Earth when the Galactic Federation was formed in the later years of the millennium. (DW: The Curse of Peladon) This aristocracy eventually gave way to more democratic forms, but this new era of freedom was short-lived as the Solar System came under the sway of the Chen Dynasty after 4000. (DW: The Daleks' Master Plan, MA: The Crystal Bucephalus)

Earth became the centre of the Second Great and Bountiful Human Empire, a vast and powerful tri-galactic power. It is known that Ood slavery was common and accepted during this period. (DW: Planet of the Ood) By 4162, however, it had been replaced with the Earth Alliance, a powerful Earth-centred bloc. This was the main power fighting another Dalek invasion of the galaxy (BFDE: Invasion of the Daleks), though Earth itself was conquered for much of the war (BFDE: Dalek War: Chapter One). While liberated, it became a victim of the Great Catastrophe.

After this, Earth once more broke up into rival nation states, with a Sixth World War looming by the year 5000 between the superpowers of the Icelandic Alliance and Supreme Alliance. This ended with the Supreme Alliance victorious and occupying Iceland. Other important nation states at the time included Australia, which itself was occupied, and the Phillipines, which liberated Iceland and defeated the Supreme Alliance. (DW: The Talons of Weng-Chiang) At the same time, possible due to this, Earth was responsible for the Great Breakout of space exploration and colonisation. (DW: The Invisible Enemy)

By the 100th century, the Earth was facing civil wars and by the 102nd century it was remade into the Junta. (PDA: Synthespians™)

Information on what forms of government existed on Earth during its later periods is scant, owing to the frequent evacuations and resettlements by humanity which occurred. During Earth's period as the planet Ravolox, the few surviving humans there appear to have lived in a tribal matriarchy somewhat similar to that of the ancient Celts. (DW: The Mysterious Planet)

Economy

Variations and hybrids of capitalism, communism, and socialism have been practiced by Earth Humans throughout their history. No information is currently available on what economic forms were utilized by the reptilian species which preceded humans. Towards the end of Earth's history, Trees which traced their ancestry to the tropical rain forests had acquired sizeable fortunes, mostly in real estate. (DW: The End of the World)

Most Earth currency was decimalised by the 20th century, with Britain's monetary system becoming decimalized in 1971. (DW: An Unearthly Child)

In the 20th and 21st centuries much of Earth's economy was dependant on oil, a non-renewable resource, much to the annoyance of the Doctor (DW: Terror of the Zygons).

Beyond the Scenes

The first shot of the first scene of Rose (the first story following Doctor Who's extended hiatus) featured a dramatic zoom from Earth orbit into Rose Tyler's apartment. A number of Doctor Who stories have since opened with this same dramatic zoom, for example The Christmas Invasion.

Since End of the World depicts Earth as orbiting its original Sun, presumably at some point between the year 2,000,000 and 5,000,000,000 the planet was relocated back to its original location and its name reverted from Ravolox back to Earth.

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Earth
Terra
Sol III
Earth from orbit. (This supplemental image has been approved.)
Classification: Class M
Affiliation: United Federation of Planets
(founding member 2161)
Location: Sol system
Moon(s): One; Luna
Dominant Species: Human, Cetacean
Warp Capable: 2063
Population: 9 billion Human
8.1 million Cetacean
Gravity: 1.0 G
Length of day: 24 hours

Earth (Sol III) is a class M world in the Sol system. It is the Federation capital, and the primary political subdivision of United Earth, one of five founding members of the United Federation of Planets. Its sentient species include Terrans and cetaceans.

It has one moon, Luna.

It is often called Terra, its Latin name, by many nonhumans throughout the Federation. (DS9 novella Andor: Paradigm) The term Terran can refer to humanity in general, to things related to Earth, or specifically to its citizens. See also Terran Empire.

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History

See also Human and United Earth.

Early history

Earth was formed 4.6 billion years ago within a nascent Sol system. Its biosphere began forming 3.5bn years back as amino acids appeared in the region known as France (TNG episode and novelization "All Good Things..."). 2 billion years ago, single-celled life began evolving. (ST roleplay module: All Our Yesterdays: The Time Travel Sourcebook)

Life on Earth evolved. For several million years dinosaurs were ascendant. Their era ended when a large asteroid, or comet, hit Earth during the galactic battle between the Q and the forces of the being 0 (The Q Continuum, ENT episode: "Azati Prime"). One dinosaur species survived to become the Delta-quadrant species Voth (VOY episode: "Distant Origin"). The Preservers moved another promising, reptilian species off Terra to ensure their development, and they became the Clan Ru. (TOS novel: First Frontier)

As mammals reclaimed a mending planet, primates dominated the land while cetaceans ruled at sea. At one point, a probe from an alien cetacean race made contact with native humpback whales (TOS movie: Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, TOS novel: Probe). Several alien races contacted, and were worshipped by, early Terrans. (TOS episode: "Who Mourns for Adonais?"; TAS episode: "How Sharper Than a Serpent's Tooth?")

In the last half of the 20th century, a subculture developed which believed that the planet had been visited by extraterrestrials. Between 1955 and 2018, at least eighteen Vulcan probe ships were photographed by humans, though this evidence was dismissed as being hoaxed by authorities and the public at large. (TOS novel: Prime Directive) Other races also visited Earth during this period, though most, like the Vulcans, were subject to a rule of non-interference. An exception to this was the Reticulans. (TOS novel: Preserver)

Humanity

In the 23rd century/17th century, James T. Kirk, possibly to avoid breaching the Prime Directive, stated to the Prosecutor he was from an "island" on Sarpeidon called Earth. (TOS episode: "All Our Yesterdays")

Earth in the 24th century is a successful world whose peace was won at great cost. Unlike other races, humanity was split for much of its history into hundreds of religious, ethnic, cultural and national divisions. Early efforts to unite its peoples -- such as the League of Nations, the United Nations, and the New UN -- met with limited success. As an odd twist of fate, (328 years after its 2037 disappearance), Charybdis' wreckage is discovered at Theta 116. Its American flag-a remnant from the period. When the front desk clerk was asked what he called planet Theta VIII, he replied as it being Earth. (TNG episode "The Royale")

Terra endured a catastrophic war ending in a nuclear exchange in 2053; the horrors of its aftermath were leavened a decade later by 2063's first contact with Vulcan. A watershed in Terran history spurred by Cochrane's first warp flight, the contact erradicated poverty, war and disease within fifty years. A final war concluded-sixteen years after this-and even more reform progressed (TNG movie: Star Trek: First Contact, TNG episode: "Encounter at Farpoint").

By early 22c, organizations such as the European Hegemony moved toward world government, and culminated in a United Earth that, by 2150, had absorbed a final nationstate. (TNG episodes "Up the Long Ladder", "Attached").

In 2151, United Earth Starfleet launched its new warp-five NX class starships, whose flagship, NX-01 Enterprise, first made contact with many races including the Klingons, Andorians, and Tellarites. These established United Earth as an interstellar power, and paved the way for the founding of the Federation (ENT episodes "Broken Bow", "The Andorian Incident, Shadows of P'Jem" et al).

Geography

Bodies of Water

Continents (and Provinces)

Geographic Features

Cities and Settlements

Points of Interest

Moons and Satellites

Notable Locales

Starfleet Academy and Starfleet Command are located in San Francisco. (TOS movies: The Motion Picture, The Wrath of Khan)

The Federation's seat of government, the Palais de la Concorde, is located in the Federation capital city of Paris. (TOS movie: The Undiscovered Country; ST novel: Articles of the Federation)

There are shipyards located in San Francisco, Oakland and Marin County in California, and Naples, Italy.

Cities such as London house state dinners, and the embassies of various foreign states and Federation Member States can be found throughout the globe. The Federation News Service maintains offices in Tokyo, and Starfleet Command maintains secondary command facilities in Mexico City. (ST novel: Articles of the Federation)

Natural History

Flora

Fauna

Species and cultures originating from Earth

Earth-related Categories

Appendices

Connections

Earth states, organizations and geographical regions
Planetary State United Earth International organizations United NationsNew United Nations
Africa Pan-African Alliance African Confederation (Somalia) • EgyptMadagascarMaliSenegalSouth AfricaUnited States of Africa (Kenya)
Asia Eastern Coalition ChinaIndiaJapanKazakhstanKoreaMalaysiaMughal EmpirePakistanRussiaSoviet UnionSingaporeThailandTibet
Europe European AllianceEuropean HegemonyEuropean UnionMediterranean Alliance BelgiumCzechoslovakiaDenmarkFranceGerman Democratic RepublicGermanyGibraltarGreeceHungaryIcelandIrelandItalyNetherlandsNorwayPolandPortugalRoman EmpireSerbiaSoviet UnionSpainSwitzerlandTurkeyUkraineUnited Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales) • Yugoslavia
Middle East Muslim Bloc ArabiaIranIraqIsraelLebanonTurkey
North America Caribbean Alliance CanadaConfederate States of AmericaCubaJamaicaMexicoPanamaPuerto RicoTobagoTrinidadUnited States of America
Oceania and Antarctica AustraliaEaster IslandIndonesiaNew ZealandNorfolk IslandPitcairnSolomon Islands
South America BrazilChileVenezuela

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--Guardians of the Universe

Earth: It's where we keep all our stuff.

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Earth is the third planet in the solar system in terms of distance from the Sun. The Earth was formed around 4.57 billion years ago and its largest natural satellite, the Moon, was orbiting it shortly thereafter, around 4.533 billion years ago.

The Earth's shape is that of an oblate spheroid, with an average diameter of about 12,742 km. It is the fifth largest planet in the solar system, leading some to claim that "it's a small world after all." The world's shape was first discovered by a Pangaean teenager, Charlene Sinclair.

It takes the Earth, on average, 23 hours, 56 minutes and 4.091 seconds to rotate around the axis that connects the north pole and the south pole. This movement is usually undetectable to surface residents, although Loretta Swit claims, in The Muppet Show episode 502, that she can "feel the Earth move under [her] feet." In episode 314, Harry Belafonte explains that planetary motion is the result of human connection: "The question is, do I know who you are? Do you know who I am? Do we care about each other? Cause if we do, we can turn the world around." The Earth's center can be reached by elevator.

Earth is often assumed to be the only place in the universe where life is absolutely known to exist, and there are many who claim that "we are all Earthlings." However, there have been many documented sightings of off-world visitors, including guests from Mars, Koozebane, Hyneria, and a galaxy far, far away.

The earliest known inhabitants of the Earth included dinosaurs, cavemen, and insects, and according to one theory, there was even a time when Gonzos ruled the Earth.

Earth is currently home to a diverse array of flora, fauna, and inanimate objects. 70.8% of the Earth's surface is covered by bodies of water. The terrain includes mountains, deserts, valleys, and plains. Earth's land masses are divided into seven continents: Africa, Europe, Asia, North America, South America, Australia, and Antarctica. Uncle Traveling Matt is the only Fraggle to venture "all around the world", while Grover is also a seasoned world traveler.

Unbeknownst to most of the inhabitants of Earth (except for the dolphins and the mice), the planet is actually a highly advanced supercomputer constructed by Deep Thought for the purpose of determining the question to the ultimate answer of Life, the Universe and Everything. The planet was destroyed on a Thursday by a Vogon constructor fleet, to build a hyperspace bypass. However, an exact copy of the Earth was constructed in its place.

Trivia

Disney theme park cast member pin of the Earth.

See Also

Wikipedia has an article related to:

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Dofus Wiki

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From Dofus

For the item water, see water (item).
For the alignment neutral, see alignment.

There are five elements, each linked to a characteristic. Most damage sources are elemental.

Elements

  • Healing, although it is not an element, is often associated with the elements: like Fire, it is linked to Intelligence; and there are a number of items which have a healing stat.

Physical and Magical

There used to be only two elements in the game: Physical and Magical. This simpler concept still resonates in the game, especially when it comes to Reductions. Physical means any effect where the source is a neutral or earth element, Magical means any effect where the source is a fire, water or wind element.


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Final Fantasy

Up to date as of February 01, 2010

From Final Fantasy Wiki

Earth may refer to:

The Earth, as a fictionalized version of the real-world planet, has appeared twice in the series:

  • Earth as depicted in Final Fantasy: Unlimited.
  • Earth as depicted in Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within.

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Guild Wars

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From GuildWiki

Contents

Earth Damage is a sub-damage type of elemental damage.

Description

Earth damage is caused by numerous skills and spells as well as earth wands, earth staves and any weapon with an "ebon" upgrade.

Related Equipment

Weapon Bonuses that cause earth damage:

Weapon Bonuses against earth damage:

  • Axe Grip, Hammer Grip, Sword Pommel and Bow grip Of Warding give +4-7 Armor against elemental damage.
  • Additional item modifiers can give +4-7 Armor against elemental damage or +4-10 Armor against earth damage.
  • Ranger Earthbound Insignia provides +15 armor bonus against earth damage.
  • Elementalist Geomancer's Insignia provides +10 armor against earth damage.

Related skills

These skills cause earth damage:

RangerRanger Skill: Dust Trap

ElementalistElementalist Skills: Aftershock, Ash Blast, Dragon's Stomp, Churning Earth, Earthquake, Ebon Hawk, Eruption, Glowstone, Shockwave, Sliver Armor, Stoning, Stone Daggers, Unsteady Ground

AssassinAssassin Skills: Impale, Crippling Dagger, Dancing Daggers, Disrupting Dagger

DervishDervish Skills: Avatar of Melandru, Dust Cloak, Mirage Cloak, Mystic Sandstorm, Staggering Force

The following skills are related to earth damage:

Effects of Earth damage

The following creatures are vulnerable to Earth damage:

The Following creatures have damage reduction against Earth damage:

Enviromental Effects

The following enviromental effects affect Earth damage:

Damage types
Physical damage: Blunt damageSlashing damagePiercing damage
Elemental damage: Cold damageEarth damageFire damageLightning damage
Others: Chaos damageDark damageHoly damageShadow damage
Facts about Earth damageRDF feed

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Halo

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There is more information available on this subject at Earth on the English-language Wikipedia.
Earth
Planet Statistics
Star, position

Sol System, Sol/Sun, III

Moon(s)

Luna

Satellite(s)

Many

Length of day

23 hours and 56 minutes

Length of year

365.25 days

Gravity

1.0 G (9.8 m/s2)

Atmosphere

.9 atm (N2, O2)

Population

In the Billions[1]

Societal Approximation

Mixed/Democratic/Religious

Government

Emergency Military

Technology Tier

Tier 3

Current Threat To Array

Significant to Serious

  [Source]
"Fight for her."
Bulletin Board poster of Earth

Earth is one of the four terrestrial planets in the Solar system and is the home planet of the Human race, as well as many other various life forms. It is the capital planet of the United Nations, the Unified Earth Government, and the United Nations Space Command. Earth was possibly the most populated planet of the Human space territories. For a significant amount of humanity's history, it was to them the only known place in the universe to support life.

Contents

History

The Earth first formed about 4.6 billion years ago, and gave rise to the first single-celled organisms about 3.9 billion years ago. About 200,000 years ago, the ancestors of modern humans, Homo Sapiens, evolved in Africa. Indigenous to Eastern Africa, they gradually spread across the entire planet. The enigmatic race known as the Forerunners discovered Earth 100,000 years ago near the end of their war with the Flood,[2] and built a machine to generate a slipspace portal to the Ark in Africa,[3] where the Forerunner intelligence AdjutantReflex resided.[4] They also indexed the human species as a part of their "Conservation Measure" to preserve life in the galaxy after the activation of the Halo Array. After the array's activation, human life was planted back on Earth.

Eventually, humans, originally consisting of groups of hunter-gatherers, began to develop into civilizations. These civilizations gradually became more and more complex, with some becoming nation-states and empires. By the year 1914, much of the world was divided into two factions, the Triple Entente, or Allies: the United Kingdom, France, Russia, and later the United States of America, and the Triple Alliance, or Central Powers: Germany, Austria-Hungary, and other nations of similar ideals. The Central Powers were defeated at the end of World War I in 1918, resulting in a decade of prosperity for the Allies, followed by an economic depression and the rise of Fascism, Nazism, and Communism in many countries. In 1939, another World War erupted, between the Allies (Britain, the Soviet Union, later the United States, and many other nations) and the Axis (Nazi Germany, Fascist Italy, and the Empire of Japan). In 1945, the Allies defeated the Axis. Later that year, the victorious nations, in an attempt to prevent more World Wars, founded the United Nations, an international assembly of peaceful nations, whose goal was to settle international disputes peacefully, and was the predecessor to the UNSC. In 1957, Humanity finally made their way into space with unmanned probes and by 1961, Humans themselves had gone into space. In 1969, Humanity had finally stepped on an extraterrestrial surface-Earth's Moon. After World War II, Humanity would lack war on that scale, although smaller wars and conflicts erupted, including the Korean War, Vietnam War, Cold War, and the Iraq War. In the early 21st century, terrorism became a potential thorn in the side for the nations on Earth and small wars broke out along with civil unrest in many countries. However, no full wars on the same scale as past World Wars erupted.

Pangaea, the super-continent 250 million years ago that was the amalgamation of all current present-day continents.

After years of overcrowding on Earth and the other planets in the Sol System, dissident factions emerged. The Neo-Communist Koslovics and Fascist Frieden, the two major movements, began to battle one another and the United Nations. In March-June 2160, Jovian secessionists attacked United Nations Colonial advisers on the moon Io, which led to three months of fighting between the Earth military and Jovian Frieden forces. National Governments began to support their own colonies which sparked proxy wars off-planet, leading to tension and militarization on Earth. In 2162 armed conflict ripped through South America, starting the Rain Forest Wars, as Koslovic, Frieden, and UN forces all clashed over ideological differences, sparking additional conflicts off-planet. In December of 2163, the three factions clashed, this time on Mars. This was the first extraterrestrial use of Marines, who launched lightning raids on Koslovics positions, permanently affecting military doctrine for centuries. In 2164 UN forces began a massive military build-up and began the first true interplanetary war. The UNSC was bolstered by a massive propaganda campaign running on the victories on Mars and over the next six years took back the Sol System and drove the dissident factions to destruction. Now with a massive military with no enemy to fight, overpopulation, famine, and a collapsing economy, the newly unified Earth faced an uncertain future.

It wasn't until 2291 that this problem was solved when researchers created the Shaw-Fujikawa Translight Engine and gained access to Slipspace. In 2310 the UNSC unveiled their first line of colony ships and the best and brightest from both civilian walks of life and the military set out to form the Inner Colonies. This eased the overpopulation problem upon Earth which became the capital of the Unified Earth Government, while the inner colony of Reach would later became the headquarters of the UNSC.

Earth seen from orbit.
Humanity would enter a period of peaceful stability for the next two hundred years, until civil unrest began to spread in the Outer Colonies, with various groups seeking secession from Earth and the UEG. The scale of the unrest would steadily rise, eventually becoming a major threat by 2517 to the UEG's existence, and in response the UNSC began the SPARTAN-II Program. All this was suddenly and violently rendered a moot point when a single alien ship made an unprovoked attack on the colony of Harvest, humanity's first encounter with an alien civilization - the Covenant. Over the next twenty seven years, Humanity would wage a brutal war for survival, losing hundreds of colonies, including all of the Outer Colonies in 2536; and on August 31st, 2552, the UNSC's largest military installation, the planet Reach, was discovered and invaded by the Covenant. During the entire course of the conflict, the UNSC followed the Cole Protocol, which declared that no UNSC vessel targeted by the Covenant was to retreat to Earth, as a means of ensuring the security of the planet's location. Despite the effectiveness of this law, on October 20th, 2552, the Covenant launched their first attack upon Earth, initiating the final confrontation between UNSC forces and the Covenant.[5][6][7]

Pre-Battle of Earth

Prior to the Covenant invasion of Earth there had been a suppressed influx of information by ONI, resulting in people going about their normal lives even up until the attack. The forces stationed at Earth were heavy, with the Second Fleet, Seventh Fleet, the Sixteenth Fleet and the 6th Battle Group along with large amounts of Marines and ODSTs present, four SPARTAN-IIs, Admiral Hood and Earth's most prominent means of defense, three hundred Orbital Defense Platforms, each sporting a Mk. V "Super" MAC. Also, there were numerous human colonies on various moons, a large naval shipyard and factories at Mars, and a listening post at Io.

Battle of Earth

The UNSCDF streams towards the Covenant attack fleet during the Battle of Earth (The Black Sea can be seen in the background).
Main article: Battle of Earth

On October 20th, 2552, the first Covenant forces entered the Sol system. An expeditionary force of 13 CCS-class Battlecruisers and 2 Assault Carriers appeared in system, first detected around Io, the third largest moon of Jupiter. After the existence of the Covenant presence was confirmed by probes the UNSCDF forces went to full alert. The option was taken to wait for the Covenant forces to come to them rather than let Fleet Admiral Harper launch a counter attack. The Covenant began to work on punching a hole through the orbital defenses by taking out the stations in the battle cluster above the Mediterranean via bombs planted by boarding parties. Both Athens and Malta Stations were destroyed. Cairo Station was saved thanks to the efforts of John-117, who was on board for an awards ceremony at the time. After the Covenant fleet attempted to rush through the newly formed gap the UNSC fleet annihilated them, destroying most of the Battlecruisers but failing to destroy the Assault Carriers, though one Carrier was destroyed during its descent to Earth by John-117. The other Carrier, commanded by the Prophet of Regret, assaulted the city of Mombasa in Kenya.

Marines from "A" Company of the 405th counter-attacked from Diego Garcia and succeeded in gaining and holding bridgeheads in the city despite suffering heavy casualties. They were reinforced by SPARTAN-117, Sergeant Avery Johnson, and elements of the 7th Orbital Drop Shock Trooper Battalion deploying from the UNSC In Amber Clad. The Covenant were subsequently dislodged from Old Mombasa and, following the destruction of a Scarab, from New Mombasa as well. The Prophet of Regret ordered a general retreat and the Prophet's carrier initiated a slipspace jump while still over the city. The UNSC Frigate In Amber Clad followed in the carrier's wake, but the city itself was severely damaged. Even the space elevator was weakened and later destroyed and the remains were scattered all over east Africa. The Prophet's Assault Carrier was one of only two known Covenant vessels to survive from the initial Covenant fleet.

The Forerunner Artifact under what was once New Mombasa, built to protect humanity, unveils itself in 2552 during the Battle of Earth.

The Covenant returned in force following the Prophet of Regret's abortive attack and Covenant assault forces succeeded in penetrating the orbital defenses. At Mount Erebus, the sea floor off of the the Yucatan Peninsula, and at the Centennial Orbital Elevator in Havana, Cuba, the Covenant were stymied by three SPARTAN-II's, only to have those SPARTAN-IIs get re-deployed to Onyx. However, UNSC forces were unable to repulse and route Covenant landings in Kenya. After breaking Earth's space defenses, the Covenant bombarded Earth in east Africa.

The arrival in-system of SPARTAN-117 in a Covenant-controlled Forerunner Dreadnought, freshly escaped from the Battle of Installation 05, was unexpected. SPARTAN-117 disembarked from the dreadnought in Earth's atmosphere, later recovered by Marines and taken to Crow's Nest. With the aid of the Arbiter, Commander Miranda Keyes, and Sergeant Avery Johnson, SPARTAN-117 breached the Covenant anti-air defenses near the excavated Artifact, clearing the way for an aerial strike on the artifact. The strike was unable to disable the device or prevent the Prophet of Truth from traveling through the portal. After a brief intervention by the Flood a joint Sangheili/UNSC force departed through the portal in pursuit.

According to the Halo Encyclopedia, page 282, "the entire population of Earth was cut in half as the first battle of Earth began." It does not however specify whether this means half the people on Earth were killed, or if a significant number were evacuated.

Following the victory at the Battle of Earth, the Human-Covenant War ended in March 2553 following the Battle of Installation 00.

Earth Locations

Tanaga district of New Mombasa, with the New Mombasa Orbital Elevator in the background. This is seconds prior to the New Mombasa Slipspace incident.
Tactical Autonomous Robotic Defense System testing grounds in Industrial Zone 08 of Chicago, United States of America.
Orbital Defense Platform Cairo Station in geosynchronous orbit over Earth.

Planetside

Planetside, Earth has seven continents of extremely varied climates and cultures.

Africa

Oceania

Asia

North America

South America

Europe

Antarctica

Arctic

Orbital

Luna

Sources

  1. Halo Encyclopedia page 282
  2. http://www.bungie.net/fanclub/118020/Forums/posts.aspx?postID=12360308
  3. Halo 3: The Cradle of Life
  4. http://206.16.223.61/X84xE2/flash/web/index.html
  5. http://www.xbox.com/en-US/games/h/halo/storyline.htm
  6. Halo: The Fall of Reach
  7. Halo 2
  8. Halo 2, Turf
  9. http://www.bungie.net/News/content.aspx?type=topnews&cid=12358
  10. Halo 2, Zanzibar (Level)
  11. Halo 3, Last Resort

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Marvel Database

Up to date as of February 09, 2010

From Marvel Database

Location Template Location Template
Earth

[[File:|200px|center|Earth]]
Official Name
Earth
Aliases
Third Rock from the Sun

Galaxy

Star System

Planet
Earth

Characteristics
Dimensions

Population
6.8 billion

First appearance

Unknown

Contents

History

Third planet of the Sol system. Its dominant sentient species are Humans or Homo Sapiens Sapiens. It is also home to several other sentient species including Homo Superior aka Mutants, Homo Mermanus, Inhumans and Deviants

Notes

Mostly Harmless

Trivia

  • No trivia.

See Also

Links and References

See: Earth-616


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Runescape

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From the RuneScape Wiki, the wiki for all things RuneScape

Earth may refer to:

This is a disambiguation page, distinguishing subjects with similar names.
If an internal link led you here, you may wish to change the link to point directly to the intended article.
Wikipedia
Wikipedia has an article about:

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ST Expanded

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PLANET
Earth
Star system: Sol
Class: M
Surface: moderate

Earth (also known as Terra, Sol III) is the third planet of the Sol System, the homeworld of humanity, and capital of the United Federation of Planets.

Contents

Astronomical data

Location

Name(s)

  • Sol III
  • Earth
  • Terra

Moon

Further information

ADDITIONAL PLANET INFO
Gravity: 1 g
Diameter: 12,756 km
Equatorial circumference: 40,075 km
Land/water ratio: 29/70 %
Year/Day: 365.3 days
Day: 24 hours

Notable locations

North America

United States of America

Europe

England
Scotland
  • Glasgow
France
Germany
Greece
  • Athens
  • Thessaloniki
Ireland
  • Belfast
  • Carrickfergus
  • Dublin
Italy
  • Rome
  • Milan
  • Venice

Africa

Sahara
Senegal

Asia

China
Japan

Oceania

Australia
Fiji
New Guinea
New Zealand
Major locations in Star Trek: Unity
Unity One Starbase | USS Odyssey-A | USS Hawk | Gateway system | Beta Thoridor II | Kressgon | Earth | Holocovia IV | Rakellus | Azure Nebula | Romulan Neutral Zone

External links


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Starwars

Up to date as of February 04, 2010

From Wookieepedia, the Star Wars wiki.

Earth redirects here. You may be looking for Earth (droid).

Despite being explicitly set in a galaxy far, far away, various sources have established what appear to be connections between the Star Wars universe and the real world (i.e. Earth). This page attempts to make a List of references to Earth in Star Wars.

Many of these examples, of course, could be the result of clever, multi-layered, Tolkien-style "translations" from Galactic Basic Standard to English.

Earth, as seen from space

Contents

Non-canonical storyline appearances of Earth

Star Wars draft scripts

Early drafts of the original film featured references which suggest that Earth's galaxy was the setting. The story treatment, for instance, sets the film in the 33rd century, and both it and the Journal of the Whills, Part I mention the planet Ophuchi, derived from the real world constellation Ophiuchus; likewise, the planet Aquilae was derived from the constellation Aquila. By the first draft, however, both elements had disappeared or become brief mentions, suggesting that Lucas had placed his saga in a secondary universe as his mythology became more defined.

Alien Exodus

In the outline and sample chapters for Robert J. Sawyer's cancelled novel Alien Exodus, Earth is revealed in a flashback story to be the original home of the Human species. A group of refugees and dissidents from Earth commandeer a spacecraft and flee a computer-controlled society (a society which, apparently, will later become the setting of George Lucas's first film, THX 1138). They accidentally travel backwards through time and through intergalactic space to arrive in the Star Wars galaxy.

In addition to exploring the prehistory of the Star Wars galaxy, and featuring the ancestors of the Skywalker and Solo families, Alien Exodus would have linked THX-1138, American Graffiti, and possibly Willow with the Star Wars universe.

Christmas in the Stars

Christmas in the Stars, a 1980 record album, has R2-D2, C-3PO, and Chewbacca, among others, singing Christmas songs and celebrating the Earth holiday.

Monsters and Aliens from George Lucas

Monsters and Aliens from George Lucas, a book combining photos and concept art from the Original trilogy and other Lucasfilm productions with a variety of short fiction pieces, contains two significant references to Earth. In the first, a supermarket tabloid parody attributed to Trebor Uarrac of The Galactic Gossip, two Duros newlyweds named Etro and Droza Edthatt are "abducted by human beings" from the planet "Urthha". After over four solar periods of bizarre experiences, they somehow use a "matter catalyst", which the humans call a "blender", to get back home. A picture of the Edthatts, originally a production photo from Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, is included with the story. The Duros in the picture are, however, canonically identified as Baniss Keeg and Ellorrs Madak.

The next reference occurs in "Sightings by Twang", a gossip column attributed to Dyslogia Twang. This column describes the celebrities seen at a Vector Day party thrown by Mrp-Mrp Poo. Most of these are clearly aliens, except for Madonna.

Monsters and Aliens from George Lucas is not considered part of the Star Wars canon, making these two stories non-canonical. It was, however, used as a source for Alien Exodus.

"Into the Great Unknown"

In "Into the Great Unknown", a short comic story in Star Wars Tales 19, Han Solo and Chewbacca are caught in a hyperspace misjump, and are forced to land the damaged Millennium Falcon on a primitive planet. They land in a forest reminiscent of Endor, where Han is killed by the native Human inhabitants. Chewbacca survives to roam the woods.

126 years later, an archaeologist and his sidekick investigate rumors of a large beast in the forest, known to the locals as "Sasquatch". When he comes across the Falcon and Han Solo's remains, he finds them eerily familiar. He decides to leave the remains, the spaceship, and the Sasquatch as part of the "great unknown."

Though the planet Earth is not specifically named, the story obviously takes place somewhere in the Pacific Northwest, and the two archaeologists are clearly Indiana Jones and his sidekick Short Round. (This explains why Dr. Jones finds Solo's remains familiar, since both characters were played by Harrison Ford on film.)

In his Star Wars Timeline Gold, Nathan Butler analyzes this non-canonical story and calculates the years that the major events in the Star Wars universe would take place in (based on the story's clues) according to our calendar. His calculations give a date of 1798 for 0 BBY, assuming Indiana Jones's part of the story is set in 1939.

E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial

E.T. sees a familiar figure on Earth.

The Steven Spielberg film E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial, though not released under the Star Wars banner, is a strong link between Star Wars and Earth. In the film, a small alien (dubbed "E.T.") visits Earth, and is accidentally stranded there during a mission to collect botanical samples from various planets across the galaxies. His friend, a Human boy named Elliot, shows E.T. some action figures which he names on screen as Boba Fett, Han Solo, Greedo, and Lando Calrissian among others. Later, E.T. mixes in with a crowd of Halloween trick or treaters on a suburban street, and encounters a human child in a Yoda costume: E.T. excitedly greets the child, saying "Home, home."

The novel E.T.: The Book of the Green Planet, a sequel to E.T., establishes that E.T.'s species possesses highly advanced technology, capable of traveling not only between planets, but galaxies as well. In The Book of the Green Planet, E.T. mentions a "Former World" that his people left eons ago.

In Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, three members of E.T.'s species are shown occupying one of the senatorial pods during the Senate room scene. Later Expanded Universe materials mention the planet Brodo Asogi, represented by a senator named Grebleips ("Spielberg" in reverse) who funds an extra-galactic survey. Brodo Asogi is one of the names given for E.T.'s homeworld in E.T.: The Book of the Green Planet.

Soulcalibur IV

Soulcalibur IV, the fourth installment in the popular Namco fighting game series set primarily on sixteenth-century Earth, features guest appearances by Darth Vader, Yoda, and Galen Marek (a.k.a. Starkiller). The premise of the storylines is the war between two swords, Soul Edge and Soul Calibur, on a planet wracked by constant wars, is causing a disturbance in the Force in the Star Wars universe, so all three set out with different goals to subdue the two swords.

Star Wars: Visions of the Blade, an online comic released on StarWars.com, provides further back story, featuring Astaroth, Taki and Mitsurugi from the game.

Animal species

Appear on their own

These species appear on screen "as themselves", or are mentioned in text without qualifiers (i.e. as "Turtles" rather than "Space Turtles".)

Have namesakes appear

These animal species have something named after them in the Star Wars galaxy (like a starship, or another animal), but may not exist itself. They may also have been specifically named, but depicted in a way which shows that they are probably not identical to any Earth species.

Mythical creatures

These creatures exist on Earth only in legend, but their names, at least, are reused in the Star Wars galaxy.

Plants

Food, drink, etc.

  • Blue milk
  • Hot chocolate, also known as "hot milk," was first mentioned by Lando Calrissian as coming from a mysterious far off planet.
  • "Trix"-brand breakfast cereal is alluded to, but not named, in the description of the constellation known as the Silly Rabbit. This does not establish its existence, but it may establish the existence of raspberries, oranges, and lemons.
  • An orange also appears in Attack of the Clones, alongside various other Earth fruits. Among these fruits are a pear identified in Expanded Universe sources as a shuura.
  • Numerous characters are depicted smoking what appear to be cigars, cigarettes and pipes.
  • Hutt pizza is mentioned in Jedi Chef.
  • Caf seems to be a representation of coffee. The name "caf" is similar to the pronunciation of "coffee" in other languages (Italian "caffé", Spanish and French "café") and is also similar to the term "caffeine", itself derived from the word "coffee".
  • Doughnuts appear in a few sources, including Star Wars 104: Nagais and Dolls and Dark Forces: Rebel Agent.

Character names

These characters have first or last names which wouldn't be out of place in an Earth phone book (or in some cases, first and last names).

Geographical locations

The following are characters whose names refer to a location found on Earth.

  • Wedge Antilles—the "Antilles" are islands in the West Indies.
  • Tyber Zann—the "Tiber" is an Italian river.
  • Tigris—the "Tigris" is a Middle-Eastern river.

Places

These planets or other locations have names which bear a close resemblance or are identical to places on Earth.

Real astronomical objects

Despite being real astronomical objects in Earth's neighborhood, these names appear in Star Wars sources.

It should be specifically noted that, contrary to some fanonical ideas, Coruscant cannot be a futuristic Earth. While Earth is far from our galaxy's core (in the "Outer Rim" of the Milky Way), is the third planet from the Sun, and has only one moon, Coruscant is close to the galactic core, is the sixth planet in the Coruscant system, and has multiple moons. Also, Star Wars is set "a long time ago, in a galaxy far far away."

People

Main article: Tuckerization

Some real-world historical figures, politicians and celebrities are referenced in the Star Wars galaxy.

Other fiction

The settings of other fiction stories are referenced in Star Wars sources.

See also Book of Imperial Shuttle Plans: Cygnus Spaceworks, a non-canonical work sometimes mistaken for canon. This piece of fanart makes extensive references to other science fiction franchises.

Language and culture

Technology

Certain classes of inventions are likely to be reinvented in a galaxy far, far away. When technology gets overly specific, however, suspension of disbelief is strained.

Units of measurement

  • Many in-universe sources use the metric system. The meter was originally based on the size of the Earth.
  • Parsecs are likewise based on the year and orbital diameter of the Earth, respectively (though in the Star Wars galaxy, the orbit of another planet such as Coruscant is probably used to define these units instead, like in the case of standard days, years etc).
  • Saturday is referred to in the Lando Calrissian Adventures, though it likely represents a translation for Natunda or some other day of the Galactic Week.
  • Likewise, in an early issue of Marvel Star Wars, Han Solo mentions that he didn't go to Sunday School.
  • The Cestus Deception measures temperature in Celsius. This is also (perhaps unintentionally) a reference to the Swedish astronomer Anders Celsius.
  • Measures gauss and joule are mentioned in Death Star which is a reference to the real-world scientists Carl Friedrich Gauss and James Prescott Joule.

Sources

  • The Making of Star Wars: The Definitive Story Behind the Original Film

See also

  • Wookieepedia:Bad Jokes and Other Deleted Nonsense/Earth - A non-canon article written for April 1st.

External links

  • References to World War II in Star Wars

Behind the scenes

In Star Wars: Jedi Knight 2: Jedi Outcast, at the start of the level Doomgiver, if you activate the 'noclip' cheat code which allows you to fly through walls, you can go through the 'hyperspace cone' and see Earth.

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Tibia

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Earth Damage, Poison, and Poisoned

Earth is that on which all Tibians live in. At the creation of the world, the gods Fardos, Uman Zathroth and Tibiasula joined their powers to create time and so build the world upon it. Zathroth, the evil half of the second god, mortally wounded Tibiasula. The blow eventually killed her but Fardos and Uman quickly used their power to bind her body to the tower of time. Her soul was divided into the sea and the earth, and so all live has from then on lived on her.

Through the works of the gods in the ancient days many creatures arose from the earth. Some creatures of the earth are merely results of earth enchanted by magic users of some kind.

Some of the Dwarves are worshipers of the earth; the others worship fire, or both. They believe in the give and take of the earth: one may use the earth in their needs but must always return it to its proper place.

Creatures made of Earth

Name Image:Trans.gif Exp HP sum/con Loot
Gargoyle Image:Gargoyle.gif 150 250 --/-- 0-30 gp, 0-10 Small Stone, 0-2 Potato (semi-rare), Shiny Stone (semi-rare), 0-5 Strawberry (semi-rare), Battle Shield (semi-rare), Stone Wing (semi-rare), Morning Star (semi-rare), Steel Helmet (rare), Wolf Tooth Chain (rare), Club Ring (very rare), Dark Armor (very rare).
Stone Golem Image:Stone Golem.gif 160 270 590/590 0-15 gp, Bag, 0-4 Small Stone, Carlin Sword, Sulphurous Stone, Ancient Stone (semi rare), Shiny Stone (semi rare), Power Ring (semi rare), Iron Ore (semi-rare), Crystal Ring (rare), Red Gem (very rare).
Earth Elemental Image:Earth Elemental.gif 450 650 --/-- 0-129+ gp, 0-30 Earth Arrows, Mace, Steel Shield, Morning Star, Blank Rune, 0-10 Small Stones (semi-rare), Strong Mana Potion (semi-rare), Lump of Earth (semi-rare), Rusty Armor (Common) (semi-rare), Small Topaz (very rare) 0-2, Small Amethyst (very rare).
Massive Earth Elemental Image:Massive Earth Elemental.gif 950 1330 --/-- 0-221 gp, 0-10 Small Stones, Meat, Plate Shield, Protection Amulet, 0-2 Small Diamond (rare), Plate Armor, Rusty Armor (Semi-Rare) (rare), Dwarven Ring (rare), 0-2 Small Topaz (semi-rare), Stone Skin Amulet (very rare), Terra Amulet (very rare), Diamond Sceptre (very rare).
Jagged Earth Elemental Image:Jagged Earth Elemental.gif 1300 1500~ --/-- 0-180 gp, Some Leaves, Twigs, Lump of Earth, 0-10 Small Stones, Seeds (rare), Iron Ore (rare), 0-2 Small Emeralds (rare), Natural Soil (rare).
Earth Overlord Image:Earth Overlord.gif 2800 4000 --/-- 0-168 gp, 0-3 Platinum Coins, Shiny Stone, 0-2 Small Emeralds, 0-15 Small Stones, Mother Soil (always), Terra Mantle (rare), Swamplair Armor (very rare).


See the elements.


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Transformers

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Mostly harmless.

The planet Earth, third from its Star in the Sol System in the Milky Way galaxy, is a planet populated by a wide variety of native organic lifeforms, most notably, humans. This planet is one of the very few in existence that (without being colonized or modified with some form of technology) can support organic life. It is plentiful in many forms of energy sources, and different means by which to produce them.

Many Autobots in many different continuities have noted Earth's beauty and have stated that "if Earth was their home, they'd definitely take pride in it." There are many different wonders on the planet including its weather patterns, and countless systems and cycles the planet relies on to remain inhabitable.

Versions of this planet are known to exist in many dimensions within the multiverse, and it frequently becomes involved in the conflicts of the Transformers. Perhaps too frequently. Whenever something (or someone) leaves, escapes, or is otherwise ejected from Cybertron, there's a disproportionate chance it will eventually wind up on Earth.

Earth is superficially similar to the planet upon which you may reside, but has many subtle and not so subtle differences.

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Generation One

American animated continuity

Around nine million years BC, the Earth was visited by the Transformers Starscream and Skyfire, but Skyfire was caught in a polar wind storm and separated from Starscream, buried in ice. Then, four million years BC, the Transformers' spacecraft, the Ark, crash-landed in what would become the north-western United States, entombing the robots within stasis.

Earth is home to many unusual creatures and "hidden civilizations." The underwater city of Sub-Atlantica, populated by water-breathing fish-like humanoids, gave rise to the legends of Atlantis and other sunken cities. Also, fire-breathing dragons exist naturally as late as the medieval era, though by the 20th century, they appeared to have died out. A possible descendant was the unique, reptilian creature known as the "Beast of Borneo" captured by big game hunter Lord Chumley.

The magma energy of the Earth's core is channeled by a series of green crystalline structures, which the Decepticons attempted to exploit in 1984, exposing a crystal shaft in the North Pole and tapping the core's energy (while, at the same time, happening upon and reactivating the body of Skyfire). Another unusual aspect of the planet is the natural existence of electrum, a metallic alloy that renders Transformers invulnerable when coated in it.

By the year 2005, human interaction with the Transformers had resulted in an advanced level of technology worldwide, and the foundation of the Earth Defense Command, which operates a series of space stations. Saturn's moon, Titan, was colonised, and an EDC base was established on Mars, while travel between star systems was hugely enhanced by the creation of warp-gates. Earthling Spike Witwicky became Earth's ambassador, first to Cybertron, and then to other alien worlds as, through the Transformers, humanity came into contact with other races.

Japanese animated continuity

In the expanded fiction of the additional Japanese-exclusive animated series, the existence of the sunken continents Atlantis and Lemuria was confirmed. Later, it was revealed that a small group of Autobot and Decepticon Pretenders crash-landed on the planet in the Stone Age. While the Autobots used their Pretender abilities to adopt the form of humans, the Decepticons assumed monstrous forms and were mistaken by early man as "demons." Finally defeating the Decepticons and sealing them away - within the pyramids of Giza, the ruins of Atlantis and beneath the Nazca Lines of Peru - the Autobots then integrated themselves into human society, serving as secret protectors who quietly and subtly guided the evolution of human society.

Marvel Comics continuity

The Ark crashed into Earth four million years ago. Already present, and the site of the first Transformer battle on Earth, was the Savage Land - a hidden jungle in Antarctica where dinosaurs still live. It is believed the Savage Land was created by another, earlier race of aliens.

Some bloke called Jesus was born over 2000 years ago, or so legend says, leading eventually to the holiday called Christmas.

In the year 1017AD, the Autobot Navigator and his companion arrived on Earth searching for the lost Ark. Their ship landed in England and the companion would look around every few centuries, and he would be named the Man of Iron by the awed residents of Stansham; his first appearance turned the tide of a great battle.

By the 1980s, Earth was involved in a Cold War driven by the United States of America and the Soviet Union. The planet was also threatened by the international terrorist group Cobra, who was opposed by America's G.I. Joe organisation and its international equivalent Action Force. There also existed a group called S.H.I.E.L.D., an American spy organisation that primarily handled an unknown dinosaur variant, and otherwise seemed to have little prominence.

By a quirk of genetics, the odd human proved capable of wielding superpowers. The earliest known was a vigilante named Spider-Man who vanished after 1984 for unknown reasons, though he did clash with the Decepticons and caused Megatron to rethink how dangerous humans were.

The Autobot and Decepticon war would rage until 1991 before a brief lull; both sides would relocate their bases to multiple locations, and while often battling in America they would also strike in the United Kingdom, Peru, Canada, Mexico, Japan and Argentina. Responsibility for dealing with them in the States fell to the Intelligence and Information Institute, another American spy group, and their military wing RAAT. Diplomatic relations were tried early on with the President of the United States, but failed.

In 1993, the Decepticons struck Earth with overwhelming force, devastating cities and slaughtering millions, merely as a way of attracting Autobot attention. Even this was dwarfed when the Cybertronian warlord Jhiaxus blew up San Francisco the following year. The long-term impact this had on Earth is unknown.

In an alternate timeline, the bulk of the Autobot/Decepticon war moved off-world in 1990 and a small Earthforce remained to contain two duelling Decepticon factions (who later united). The Autobot base was located in Canada, where an abnormally high number of polar bears roam the wilderness; the animals have even become bold enough to approach the Autobot base.

In several alternate timelines where Unicron attacked in 2006, the Autobots were allowed to build a city on Earth and it would become a major location for scattered Autobots to regroup after Decepticon conquest of Cybertron. Diplomatic relations were strong between human and Autobot, and futuristic technoloy such as weather-control machines were gifted to mankind.

In yet another timeline, the Americas were brutally conquered after 2005 by Galvatron.

Dreamwave Comics continuity

IDW comics continuity

Earth was invaded by the Decepticons sometime during 2002, presumably for the purposes of harvesting its local resources. However, the recent discovery of Ore-13 by Starscream's team prompted the treacherous lieutenant to break protocol in an effort to rebel against Megatron.

A detachment of Autobots, led by Prowl, is also present on Earth in an attempt to prevent the Decepticons from pillaging the planet. One of its members, Ratchet, also broke protocol by initiating direct contact with three humans, who proved invaluable in gaining intelligence on Starscream's operations.

The discovery of Ore-13 threatened to make Earth the new front line in the war between the Autobots and Decepticons. Megatron carried on the standard strategem of igniting conflict between humans to weaken their kind for conquest, but Autobot interference made him escalate things drastically. The Transformers are now known to humanity - and the Autobots have temporarily withdrawn from Earth (bar a few AWOL agents), leaving it vulnerable to the Decepticons. This will not end well.

Beast Era

Beast Wars

The mysterious aliens known as the Vok chose prehistoric Earth, which they dubbed Nexus Earth, as the site of an experiment, and seeded the planet with vast amounts of raw Energon, installing a second, artificial moon into the planet's orbit and placing several devices at strategic points on the planet. Around the time of the emergence of proto-hominids, a group of Maximals and Predacons from Cybertron's future travelled back in time to prehistoric Earth, where they waged a war they dubbed the "Beast Wars," and encountered the Vok, interfering in their plans. Deciding that the Beast Warriors had contaminated their experiment, the Vok activated the second moon, transforming it into a giant laser weapon with which they planned to detonate the Energon seeded throughout the planet, wiping it clean of life. This plan was foiled by the Maximal leader, Optimus Primal, but the vast majority of the raw Energon on the planet was transformed into stable, cube form. Eventually, the Maximals returned to Cybertron with the Predacon leader, Megatron their prisoner. The only surviving Predacon, Waspinator, was left on the planet as the leader of a tribe of protohumans. Although they eventually rejected him and he too returned to Cybertron, it is unclear precisely how much influence Waspinator may have had on the evolution of humanity and their culture. Many would find this dizzturbing.

Interestingly, by the time immediately prior to the Beast Wars, Earth and its sector in space was declared off-limits by order of the Maximal High Council, and likely all information about it tightly regulated. It's unknown precisely when and why this ban was initiated. However, it related to the events in BWII.

(Note: in the Japanese dub of Beast Wars, the Transformers referred to the planet they were stranded on as "Energoa", before they realised it was prehistoric Earth.)

Beast Wars II

A future version of Earth was later visited by Maximals and Predacons under the command of Lio Convoy and Galvatron, respectively. At first known only as "Gaea", the world was known to have two sentient inhabitants, a girl named Artemis and her companion Moon. Although the presence of what seemed to be a decimated Tokyo Tower suggested that Gaea was Earth, it was not fully confirmed until release of the Robot Masters toyline's version of Lio Convoy, the bio which revealed that Earth had been devastated by mankind's tampering with the power source known as Angolmois energy.

Robots in Disguise

Thousands of years ago, the Autobot high council hid Fortress Maximus on Earth. The many parts of its activation mechanism, such as O-Parts, the Orb of Sigma, and Cerebros, came to be located within relics left behind by ancient human civilizations. In the 1940s, a crew of Autobots was dispatched to the planet to check up on things, unsuccessfully. In the present day, the biggest problem facing humanity is a lack of access to energy. Doctor Onishi is the world's foremost expert on locating and cataloguing new energy sources, and during the course of his work he located Fortress Maximus and some of the o-parts. Cue the second biggest problem for humanity, as their top energy expert is kidnapped by a giant robot hand.

Unicron Trilogy

An Earth cyber key deco: since when did the sun look like this?

Anime continuity

After the first defeat of Unicron, Earth was chosen as one of the planets to receive a Cyber Planet Key, which would have reformatted the planet into a Transformer colony. However, the colony ship Atlantis, also carrying the Omega Lock, crashed onto the planet before it could begin its mission.

(Note: A lost undersea city was found earlier during the Armada series, one powered by a Mini-Con from the Air Defense Mini-Con Team. A hologram described that the civilization had been quite advanced, but was destroyed by its own power. The human children deemed this city to be Atlantis, but it is possible that it was a completely different civilization.)

Some time later, when the Mini-Cons fled Cybertron to escape being used as tools, their ship came out of warp above Earth. Impacting onto the planet's moon, the Mini-Con ship broke in half, sending a large chunk of the craft into Earth's atmosphere. Mini-Con storage panels were spread across the globe and the ship itself crashed onto the surface, where they laid dormant for nearly a million years. First Encounter (Armada episode) Earth's fate being tied to that of Cybertron in the Unicron Trilogy is a form of predestination. The human Rad visited Cybertron millions of years ago via a completely unexplained timeslip and encountered the Mini-Cons upon birth, releasing them from Unicron's control and pretty much sealing this fated relationship for good.

Dreamwave comics continuity

Movie (2007)

Movie/Prequels

The powerful All Spark crashed onto Earth around 10,000 B.C.E., followed a few thousand years later by the Transformer Megatron who would become buried at the Arctic Circle. The discovery of the later would either lead to the formation or retasking of the Sector Seven organisation, a United States secret service that may or may not have previously dealt with other alien encounters. Hoover Dam would be built as a secret holding base for Sector Seven, near to populous Mission City.

Through Megatron, much of modern human technoogy would be created via reverse-engineering and much of modern American history driven by Sector Seven. Oppenheimer created the atom bomb through reverse-engineered technology; the "space race" (including more secret parts of it) was won by America solely due to Megatron's bits; and Three Mile Island was caused by poking at the All Spark.

By the 21st Century, the United States had thus become so powerful the United States Military possessed bases in foreign countries such as Qatar and NASA had total supremacy over space-related matters. Sector Seven had its own paramilitary wing and prisons, all while being so secret the Secretary of Defence was unaware of its existence.

In 2003, covert Transformers (both Bumblebee and Decepticon) arrived on Earth to search for the All Spark, successfully evading and sometimes killing any Sector Seven forces. Another and seemingly unrelated faction would attempt the same thing, even getting their operative Dewbot inside the Hoover Dam base. Operating at the fringes were human vigilantes such as the mysterious Agent X and the Lunchables Brigade paramilitary, the latter having some form of contact with the Autobots.

In 2007, Optimus Prime and the Autobots arrived on Earth to secure the All Spark, while the Decepticons learned of the existence of Archibald Witwicky's glasses. Open warfare would result, ending in a final battle with both the military and the Autobots fighting against the Decepticons at Mission City. Sector Seven were decimated, but the Decepticons were still defeated thanks in part to two youths. Astoundingly, much of humanity remained ignorant of the Transformers' existence despite the decimation of a major city in broad daylight.

Games

There are several divergent timelines where the presence of other Transformers or different strategies undertaken altered the entire pattern of events.

Some have the same basic outcome, but with greater and more wide-ranging devastation to America and greater (but futile) resistance by Sector Seven. At least one resulted in not only wider destruction but in complete Decepticon victory.

In the most severe divergence, the rogue Decepticon general Mainframe reached Earth before the Autobots and established an army and base at the Arctic. He began taking out every Autobot agent arriving on Earth, whilst searching for the All Spark, and eventually began sweeping the Earth with large numbers of drone units. He was eventually defeated by the Earthbound Chevy Autobots unit; the impact this had on Starscream's attempts to gain the All Spark, not to mention Earth itself, are unknown.

Titan Magazines

In a further divergent timeline, the Decepticons succeeded at Mission City and conquered the United States. While NATO regrouped to try and oppose them, its forces proved no match for Decepticon retaliation.

Via a processing station at Savannah, Georgia, Megatron used the All Spark to begin transforming Earth into a new Cybertron. The Autobots eventually killed him and destroyed the All Spark, but the fundamental damage was already done: Earth was now being torn apart by techno-organic activity, and as a side effect a strange illness was affecting scores of people.

On top of this, attempts to rebuild the liberated United States were constantly thwarted by a Decepticon terror campaign; both Autobot and NATO forces (the American military having been decimated) operated on US soil, attempting to defend it.

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Attributes, are essentially the "Elemental" groups for each Monster Card. There are different cards made to support each "element", and there are popular monsters of each kind. It is possible for a monster to be considered part of multiple attributes via a card effect, such as with cards like "Light and Darkness Dragon".

The Attributes are:

New attributes that are only found here on YGO Card Maker:

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Dark Image:Dark.png

Dark monsters are perhaps the most numerous of all monsters. Many well-known monsters are of the Dark attribute, such as Dark Magician of Chaos and Jinzo. Fiends and Zombies are usually Dark types and so are all the Destiny heroes. Many Spellcasters are also Dark, such as the Dark Magician. Although Light is the opposite of Dark, there is no true advantage over one side among the game, although there are cards such as Luminous Soldier, Penumbral Soldier Lady, Hoshiningen and Witch's Apprentice which lower the stats of the opposing attribute.

Being one of the most versatile and common Attributes, Dark monsters and the cards akin to them can work with many different Deck Types, and rarely does a typical deck lack at least one. However, it can be said that many Dark cards have something to do with Spell Cards and the like, perhaps reflective of the mysterious and shadowy nature of darkness, coupled with the great number of Dark Spellcasters. Chaos Decks favor Dark monsters as well as Light monsters, and are in fact instrumental in summoning the key cards of the Deck (i.e. Chaos Emperor Dragon - Envoy of the End, Black Luster Soldier - Envoy of the Beginning, and Chaos Sorcerer).

A recent theme is development of Dark-attribute versions of other cards, such as Dark Armed Dragon, Dark Nephthys and Dark Simorgh. These cards tend to revolve around removing other DARK-Attribute Monsters in the Graveyard from play in order to activate their effects.

Earth Image:Earth.png

Earth monsters are powerful cards focused both on brute strength and rock-solid defense. The Field Spell Card Gaia Power is targeted toward Earth monsters, increasing their ATK by 500. Another Field Spell Card, Canyon, while it uses Rock-Type monsters, is also good to use, since Rock-Types are nearly all Earth. Structure Deck 7: Invincible Fortress takes advantage of this by strengthening Earth cards and striking opponents hard with high ATK. Warrior, Rock, Beast, Beast-Warrior, and Plant-Types are the most common Earth monsters, though there are others of many different Types. Some of the most powerful earth monsters include:

Earth monsters are not greatly supported by other cards, though they have a few. Those include: Giant Rat, Milus Radiant, The Rock Spirit, Gigantes and Warrior Lady of the Wasteland for Earth Warriors.

Amazoness cards are all EARTH-Warrior monsters, and so can use many of the cards that support Earth types, as well as those designed specifically for Warriors, and specifically for themselves.

Fire Image:Fire.png

Fire-Attribute monsters are commonly associated with Pyro, Dragon, and Machine, though it is not uncommon in other Types such as Warrior or even Beast. Fire Monsters are somewhat oppositely linked to Water monsters, but there is no direct advantage outside of one of the Video Games.

FIRE-Attribute Monsters tend to focus on inflicting Effect Damage on your opponent's Life Points and stacking up in ATK points when on the field together, along with the appropriate lockdown cards like "Gravity Bind" and "Level Limit - Area B" to protect the burn monsters.

Supporting Cards

UFO Turtle - Automatically Special Summons a Fire Monster with 1500 ATK points or less when destroyed in battle.

Little Chimera - Boosts all Fire Monsters' ATK by 500 while simultaneously weakening Water Monster's ATK by 400.

Molten Destruction - Increases the ATK of all Fire monsters by 500 points, at the cost of weakening their DEF by 400 points.

Ultimate Baseball Kid - A seemingly very weak Warrior-Type with 500 ATK, but gets an additional 1000 ATK points for each Fire Monster on the field besides himself.

Soul of Fire - A powerful Direct Damage dealing Spell Card that deals damage equal to a Pyro monsters attack by half.

Backfire - A Trap Card that deals 500 points of damage to an opponent every time one of the controlling player's Fire Monsters is destroyed.

Spiritual Fire Art - Kurenai - Another powerful Direct Damage-dealing Trap Card that deals damage to an opponent equal to the original ATK of a Tributed Fire monster.

Weaknesses

Though Fire Monsters can be extremely powerful, they tend to lack support for one another. Instead of focusing on combining and drawing on their strengths as a whole, couple with the fact that there are few good Spell and Trap cards to suit them than some of the other Attributes (most notably Water), Fire Monsters can be seen as having a negative impact on the opponent. They take out Life Points slowly, and dealing some mighty damage with their high ATK, rather than helping the player directly via drawing, increasing Life Points, etc.

The Blaze of Destruction Structure Deck emphasizes combos, and if a monster itself is on the field, it will be destroyed easily because of no other monsters to support it. Ultimate Baseball Kid needs other fire monsters to survive, for example.

Also, "Water Dragon" decreases the ATK of all Pyro and FIRE-Attribute monsters to 0.

Light Image:Light.png

Light Monsters are the historic opposites of Dark Monsters. Blue-Eyes White Dragon, the Components of XYZ-Dragon Cannon, and monsters such as D.D. Warrior Lady, and Watapon, are all Light monsters. Light monsters are represented often by Fairy, Spellcaster, Thunder, and at times Warrior-Types, but in general, they encompass a wide array of monsters.

Lights served as Tribute fodder for the two Envoys (Black Luster Soldier - Envoy of the Beginning and Chaos Emperor Dragon - Envoy of the End). They used to serve the same capacity in Chaos Decks, for Chaos Sorcerer, until its September 2006 ban.

Many light types focus on positively reinforcing the player instead of directly damaging the opponent, such as by increasing their Life Points or allowing the player to draw extra cards from their Deck.

Water Image:Water.png

Water is a very versatile Attribute, and even has it's own deck based around such monsters, the Water Deck. The Monster Types typically associated with Water are Aqua, Fish, and Sea Serpent, though Plants and Reptiles are not uncommon Water types. Water is usually thought of as the opposite to Fire, though there is no real advantage for either Attribute over each other.

Because of their versatility, Water monsters can be used in a number of strategic ways, possessing many different abilities. Some of the most powerful Water monsters include: Gogiga Gagagigo, Fairy King Truesdale, and Levia-Dragon - Daedalus. The popular Water Deck typically tries to boost the ATK of Water Monsters with Field and Equip Spell Cards as well as monster effects, while simultaneously lowering their Levels with A Legendary Ocean to summon them faster, very effective strategy when played right.

Supporting Cards

Water monsters enjoy great support, especially from Spell and Trap Cards such as Tornado Wall, Big Wave Small Wave, and Salvage. They also have 3 Field Spell Cards specifically targeted towards them, more than any other Attribute:

Monster cards that aid Water Decks are great in number as well:

Weaknesses

One weakness of Water Decks and Water monsters in general, is that they rely on Umi or A Legendary Ocean to work to their potential. Some of their effects are also rather passive compared to other Attributes, such as Fire's aggression and Earth's reliable defensive tactics. All in all, though, a well-prepared Water deck can be an extremely difficult obstacle to overcome.

Wind Image:Wind.png

Wind monsters are often flying monsters, such as the Harpie Ladies, perhaps one of the most famous Wind monsters among the game as well as the anime. This Attribute is greatly under-represented, but the most common type associated with it is the Winged Beast-Type, though Insect, Fairy, and Dragon are not uncommon. Other Wind monsters include Slate Warrior, Whirlwind Prodigy, and Hand of Nephthys. Wind is usually thought of as the opposite of Earth, though there is no direct advantage other than in certain video games.

The Wind monster strategy is difficult to define, and not many players run Wind Decks, though the strategy seems to focus on removing opponent's cards from the field or by bouncing cards back to their hand, and working best with Spell and Trap Cards. This is evident in cards such as Lady Ninja Yae, (which is designed for primarily WIND-Attribute Winged Beast monsters and is featured in Lord of the Storm), and the cards usually seen in a Harpie Lady Deck, like Harpie's Feather Duster. Generally speaking, the option to attack multiple times with a monster in the same Battle Phase is also associated with Wind monsters (such as Chain Thrasher). Taking advantage of this effect, however, is usually rendered somewhat difficult by the low original ATK of most Wind monsters.

Supporting Cards

It is very likely that Wind monsters have the least number of supporting cards of all Attributes. But a few of them include: Flying Kamakiri #1, Bladefly, Silpheed, and Garuda the Wind Spirit. Rising Air Current is a Field Spell Card which increases the ATK of Wind monsters by 500, and Mountain is similar in increasing Winged Beast types' ATKs by 200, as well as that of Dragon and Thunder types.

Divine Image:Divine.png

Only 7 monsters, the Egyptian Gods and the Wicked Gods, belong to the Divine Attribute in real life:

The Wicked Gods were only Divine-Attribute in the Manga, in the OCG/TCG, they were made DARK-Attribute.

Divine has no external support, since no additional cards were made to supplement it.

Custom Attributes

Inferno Image:Inferno.png

Inferno was the first custom attribute introduced to this wiki, created for The Evil monsters. Inferno is usually treated as Dark when applying card effects such as Mystic Plasma Zone, but some cards can say otherwise.

There now are cards to support this attribute, but the creator is too lazy to link to any examples. lol

See also

(Created by XD Master)

Ice

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The attribute of monsters with both the Water and Wind attributes. Ice is the incomplete attribute with no monster yet.

Life

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Life attribute monsters are "legal" equivalents of Divine attribute monsters. They are immune to all negative card effects and cannot be destroyed by battle. Sounds great right? Well they have one key defect: Damage calculation is doubled. So if you're playing a life deck, be prepared to take a lot more damage then your opponent. (More info as their arbitrary release date draws closer)

Onyx Image:Onyx.png

Onyx monsters are the counterpart for Fire monsters. This means they can also be called Dark-Fire attribute monsters. They work by BP (Burning Points) except for Underworld Necrodragon.

Rainbow

See the main article, Rainbow.

Space

Space Attribute are based in space (The Final Frontier) and were created by "Cosman246 (Incognito)" in his attempt to make Star Trek cards. Space is a new Attribute. The only Space-Attribute card that was already made is Captain James T. Kirk.

Notable monster include:

  • Captain James T. Kirk

Sound Image:Sound.png

Sound is a new Attribute, and the only Sound-Attribute card that was already created is Airwave Melody.

Notable monster include:

Support Cards Include:

Wood File:Wood.png

(For more detail, see Wood)

Wood monsters are all wood-related or forest-related monsters. Those monters commonly are Beast, Plant, Beast-Warrior, Insect types. Their ability often decrease opponent's ATK, DEF or get to use their affect frequently. They work strong when they're together and easy to polymerizate. FOREST is the best field card to fit them. Their field card is: Tropical Rainforest that increase 500 ATK and minus 400 DEF as payment. Some new monsters are coming soon.

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