List of fictional currencies

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Fictional currency is the currency used in works of fiction. It may be used in alternative worlds, eras, or realities.

The use of "credits" is particularly common in futuristic settings, so much so that Sam Humphries has pointed it out as a cliché: "In any science-fiction movie, anywhere in the galaxy, currency is referred to as 'credits.'"[1] Credits are frequently envisioned as a form of electronic money.[2]

Movies[edit]

Work Currency Unit Symbol
Total Recall Credit
Demolition Man Credit
Judge Dredd Cred
Escape from L.A. Blueback
Street Fighter Bison Dollars
Spaceballs[3] Space buck
The Flintstones Shell
Star Wars[4] Galactic credit standard
Absolon Time
The Chronicles of Riddick (franchise) UD (Universal Denomination)
Heavy Metal Chronodollars ("Harry Canyon" segment); Zulacks ("Captain Sternn" segment)

Television[edit]

Work Currency Unit Symbol
Star Trek (Ferengi)[5] Latinum (Bricks, bars, strips, slips)[6]
Star Trek (United Federation of Planets)[7] Federation credit
Star Trek (Klingons)[8] Darsek
Star Trek (Karemma)[9] Dirak
Star Trek (Barkon IV)[10] Dorak
Star Trek (Takar)[11] Frang
Star Trek (Vlugtans)[12] Isik
Star Trek (Cardassians)[13] Lek
Star Trek (Bajor)[14] Lita
Star Trek (Triskelion)[15] Quatloo
Star Trek (Mari)[16] Renn
Babylon 5[17] Credit
Battlestar Galactica Cubit
seaQuest DSV (United Earth Oceans) UEO Credits
South Park[18] Parsohn (of space cash)
Farscape[19][20] Credits, Brandar Tiles
Farscape (Scarren)[21] Crindars
Farscape (Uncharted Territories)[22][23] Fennik, Kretmas
Red Dwarf[24] Dollarpound
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Dimension X Dollar[25]
Terra Nova Terra
Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger (Zangyack) Zagin Z with two horizontal lines

Literature[edit]

Work Currency Unit Symbol
The Foundation Series Credit
Ender's Game (series) Credit
Discworld Ankh-Morpork dollar (other regional currencies include the Lancre shilling, the Omnian obol, the Agatean rhinu, and the Ephebean talent) AM$
Inheritance Cycle Crown
The Chronicles of Narnia (Calormen) Crescent
The Chronicles of Narnia (Narnia) Lion
Crosstime Traffic Benjamin, equal to 100 Dollars - a Dollar being a virtually worthless aluminium coin
Second Foundation Kalganid
Left Behind Nick
Alastor Ozol
Dread Empire's Fall[26] Zenith
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy[27] Altairian Dollar, Flanian Pobble Bead, Triganic Pu (subunit: Ningi (1/8))
Harry Potter series Galleon (subunits: Sickle (1/17), Knut (1/493)).
The Kingkiller Chronicle: Vintas Halfpenny/Penny (2 Halfpennies)/Bit (2.5 Pennies)/Quarter Bit (2 Bits)/Round (8 Quarter Bits)/Royal (10 Rounds)/Haft (10 Bits)/Noble (2 Hafts)/Reel (2.5 Nobles)/Five Reel Piece (5 Reels)
The Kingkiller Chronicle: Ceald Shim/Iron Drab (11 Shims)/Copper Jot (10 Drabs)/Silver Talent (10 Jots)/Gold Mark (10 Talents)
The Kingkiller Chronicle: Commonwealth Iron Penny (3 Shims)/Ha'Penny (3 Iron Pennies)/Copper Penny (2 Ha'Pennies)/Silver Penny (10 Copper Pennies)/Common (12 Silver Pennies)
Shardik, Maia Meld
The Great Explosion and And Then There Were None Ob (obligation)
Peter F. Hamilton: Night's Dawn Trilogy and other novels set in Confederation Space Jovian credit
Sprawl trilogy New Yen
Legend trilogy Republic Notes (or just Notes)
A Song of Ice and Fire (Westeros) Copper Star, Silver Stag and Golden Dragon
William Tenn: A Man of Family Territ
Various Andre Norton SF novels Credit
Vorkosiverse (Lois McMaster Bujold).[28] Barrayaran Marks, Betan Dollars
Various World of Krynn Fantasy Novels Steel Piece
World of Greyhawk Novels and RPG system by Gary Gygax Iron Drab, Brass Bit, Bronze Zee, Copper Common, Silver Noble, Electrum Lucky, Gold Orb, Platinum Plate
Jame Retief Novels by Keith Laumer Galactic Unified Credits (GUC)

Anime/Manga/Cartoons[edit]

Work Currency Unit Symbol
Avatar: The Last Airbender Water Tribe Money (Water Tribes) and Gold, Silver, and Copper Pieces (Earth Kingdom and Fire Nation)
Batman Beyond Credit
Bleach (Soul Society) Kan
Cowboy Bebop[29]/Space Dandy Woolongs
C (anime) Midas Money
Deadman Wonderland Cast Points
Dragonball Zeni
Fairy Tail[30] Jewel Fairy Tail-Jewel Symbol.png
The Flintstones Clam
Fullmetal Alchemist Sen
Groo the Wanderer Kopins
Hunter × Hunter Jenny
Invader Zim Monies
Kirby Right Back At Ya D-Bill
The Legend of Korra Yuan
My Little Pony Tales Jangles
My Little Pony Friendship is Magic Bits
One Piece[31] Belli (Beri) Berrysymbol.png
One Piece (Sky Island)[31] Extol
Outlaw Star Wong
Space Dandy Woolongs
Sword Art Online Col
Trigun[32] Double dollars $$
Zero no Tsukaima Ecu

Video games[edit]

Work Currency Unit Symbol
Asheron's Call Pyreal
Lineage II Adena
Aion Kinah Q
Flyff Penya
Ragnarok Online Zeny Z
Alz
Blade Runner Chin-Yen
Halo series credit cR
Starflight Monetary Unit M.U.
Starflight 2: Trade Routes of the Cloud Nebula Shyneum Pennie S.P.
Fallout series Bottle Cap
Legion Denari, Legion Aureus
NCR Dollar $
EVE Online Interstellar Kredit ISK
Aurum AUR
Maple Story Meso
Rose Online Zulie
The Sims series
SimCity series (since SimCity 3000)
Simoleon §
Space Quest series Buckazoid bz
SPORE Sporebuck §
Final Fantasy series Gil G
Phantasy Star series Meseta A yellow diamond (a yellow triangle in earlier games)
Kingdom Hearts series Munny
Kingdom of Loathing Meat
Mr. Accessory
Ratchet and Clank series Bolts
Animal Crossing series Bell
Mega Man series Zenny Ƶ
Devil May Cry series Red Orbs
Breath of Fire series Zenny Ƶ
Legend of Zelda series Rupee
Pokémon series Poke-Dollar (Yen in the Japanese version) P with two horizontal lines crossing the bar.
Harvest Moon series Gold
Deus Ex series Credit ¢ in Deus Ex and Deus Ex: Invisible War. V in Deus Ex: Human Revolution and Deus Ex: The Fall.
Civilization series Gold
Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri Energy
DC Universe Online Cash
Marks (PvP & PvE Gear)
Influence (PvP Gear)
Tokens (Seasonal Events)
Drakensang: The Dark Eye Ducat (gold), Thaler (silver), Farthing (copper)
Fragoria Emeralds, Gold, Signs
The Elder Scrolls Septim
Mass Effect Credit
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Credit
Entropia Universe PED
Call of Duty: Black Ops CoDP (Call of Duty Points) ¢
Defiance Scrip
Bayonetta Halo
Chronicles of Riddick series UD (Universal Denomination)
World of Warcraft Gold
Silver
Copper
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning Gold
Fable series Gold
Star Wars: Force Unleashed series FP (Force Points)
God of War series Red Orbs
Bioshock 1&2 Dollars
ADAM
Bioshock Infinite Silver Eagles
Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Duel Academy DP (Duel Points)
X-Blades Souls
Blades of Time Souls
Dark Souls Souls
Dofus Kama K with two horizontal lines
Wakfu Kama K with two horizontal lines
Zork Zorkmid

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ebert, Roger (1999). Ebert's bigger little movie glossary. Andrews McMeel. p. 172. ISBN 0-8362-8289-2. 
  2. ^ Gliddon, Gerald (2005). The Greenwood encyclopedia of science fiction and fantasy, Volume 2. Greenwood. p. 532. ISBN 0-313-32950-8. 
  3. ^ "Spaceballs transcript". Retrieved 2014-01-13. 
  4. ^ "Star Wars - Standard Units". Theforce.net. Retrieved 2014-01-13. 
  5. ^ Drexler, Doug; & Sternbach, Rick; & Zimmerman, Herman (1998). Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Technical Manual. Pocket Books. ISBN 0-671-01563-X. p. 63
  6. ^ In the fourth season DS9 episode Body Parts it is stated that 500 bars = 10,000 strips = 1,000,000 slips (or 1 bar = 20 strips = 2,000 slips). The conversion rate between bricks and bars, however, was never definitively established.
  7. ^ Star Trek, "The Trouble with Tribbles", Season 2, episode 13 (transcript)
  8. ^ Star Trek: The Next Generation, "Firstborn" (transcript)
  9. ^ Star Trek: Deep Space 9, "The Search, Part I" (transcript)
  10. ^ Star Trek: The Next Generation, "Thine Own Self" (transcript)
  11. ^ Star Trek: Voyager, "False Profits" (transcript)
  12. ^ Star Trek: Deep Space 9, "Rivals" (transcript)
  13. ^ Star Trek: Voyager, "Caretaker" (transcript)
  14. ^ Star Trek: Deep Space 9, "Necessary Evil" (transcript)
  15. ^ Star Trek, "The Gamesters of Triskelion" (transcript)
  16. ^ Star Trek: Voyager, "Random Thoughts" (transcript)
  17. ^ B5TECH - Glossary, accessed 10 Nov 2011
  18. ^ South Park, "Pinewood Derby", Season 13, Episode 6 (transcript)
  19. ^ Archived: http://www.farscape-1.com - Credits, 11 Oct 07
  20. ^ Archived: http://www.farscape-1.com - Brandar Tiles, 11 Oct 07
  21. ^ Archived: http://www.farscape-1.com - Crindars, 11 Oct 07
  22. ^ Archived: http://www.farscape-1.com - Fennik, 11 Oct 07
  23. ^ Archived: http://www.farscape-1.com - Kretmas, 11 Oct 07
  24. ^ "Red Dwarf series I Writing". www.reddwarf.co.uk. Retrieved 2007-12-18. 
  25. ^ "Attack of Big MACC". TV.com. 3 November 1989. Retrieved 26 September 2014. 
  26. ^ "Walter Jon Williams, Dread Empire'S Fall, "The Sundering"". Stamnes.com. Retrieved 2014-01-13. 
  27. ^ "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy". Acc.umu.se. Retrieved 2014-01-13. 
  28. ^ Lillian Stewart Carl and John Helfers, The Vorkosigan Companion, Baen Books 2008, ISBN 978-1-4391-3379-8
  29. ^ Keiko Nobumoto, COWBOY BEBOP - SESSION #1 - ASTEROID BLUES, SUNRISE · BONES · BANDAI VISUAL, 1998 (transcript)
  30. ^ Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 103, Page 4
  31. ^ a b One Piece HQ - Glossary, retrieved 19 June 2011
  32. ^ Trigun Encyclopedia, , retrieved 19 June 2011