This is a list of fictional towns, villages and cities organized by each city's medium. This list should include only well-referenced, notable examples of fictional towns, cities, settlements and villages that are integral to a work of fiction and substantively depicted therein.
A fictional American city that is the home of Batman, and the principal setting for all Batman comics, films, and other adaptations. Generally portrayed as a dark, crime-ridden locale, writer/artist Frank Miller has described Gotham City as New York City at night. It was originally strongly inspired by Trenton, Ontario's history, location, atmosphere, and various architectural styles, and has since incorporated elements from New York City, Detroit, Pittsburgh, London and Chicago. Anton Furst's designs of Gotham for Tim Burton's Batman (1989) have been influential on subsequent portrayals: he set out to "make Gotham City the ugliest and bleakest metropolis imaginable."
A ghetto like neighbourhood of New York City, where most of the inhabitants are Mutants, with the rise of Manhattan's mutant population coupled with racism among normal humans, led to mutants forming their own community in a ghetto established in or around Alphabet City, Manhattan;Middle East Side,Mutant Town are its other names. A series of explosions incinerated much of the neighborhood, with Arcade's force fields preventing fire fighters from entering the area until the entire district had been utterly annihilated.Now District X has been destroyed completely.
A fictional town in Kansas that is the hometown of Superman, where he landed on earth as an infant and was raised under an ordinary human identity in a small, idyllic farming community. Comics and adapted media that portray Superman's origin typically show his growing up in Smallville (such as Superman: The Movie (1978)), and the adult Superman also returns to visit. Smallville debuted in comics as the setting for Superboy (originally the identity of Superman as a youth, later made into a separate character) but was first mentioned in The Adventures of Superman radio show. The television series Smallville broadcast from 2001 to 2011.
Zion is a fictional city in The Matrix films. It is the last humancity on the planetEarth after a cataclysmic nuclear war between humankind and sentient Machines, which resulted in artificial lifeforms dominating the world.
Questa Verde, California is a setting in the Poltergeist film. The film centered around Carol Anne Freeling and her family who experience poltergeist activity in their house and their attempts at rescuing Carol Anne who was abducted and held captive in another dimension.
Haddonfield, Illinois is the setting of serial killer Michael Myers' childhood and mass murder spree of Halloween 1978. The town name of Haddonfield was chosen because the films co-writer and producer Debra Hill grew up in Haddonfield, New Jersey. The town appears in several of the other films of the franchise.
Cabot Cove, Maine, is the small, fictional fishing village in which Jessica Fletcher lives in the television series Murder, She Wrote. Many episodes of Murder, She Wrote used Cabot Cove as a location because the show's producers were contractually obliged to deliver five Cabot Cove episodes a year. Despite the town's population of 3,560, Cabot Cove became notable as a place where a large number of murders took place. The New York Times calculated that almost 2% of Cabot Cove's residents died during the show's run. More visitors to Cabot Cove died than residents.
Cabot Cove is named after the town's founder, Winfred Cabot. Perhaps setting the stage for the town's reputation for murders, Cabot was killed in a murder-suicide situation with his wife Hepzibah. It has an architectural heritage of Victorian houses. Given the village's rich history, coastal location and close proximity to eastern U.S. cities, Cabot Cove was transformed from a small, sleepy fishing village to a tourist destination for the people coming from New York City.
Sunnydale, California is the fictional setting for the U.S. television drama Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Series creator Joss Whedon conceived the town as a representation of a generic California city, as well as a narrative parody of the all-too-serene towns typical in traditional horror movies.
Sunnydale is located on a "Hellmouth"; a portal "between this reality and the next", and convergence point of mystical energies.
Landmark City is a fictional city, most likely located in the United States, in the television series, A.T.O.M. (2005). This metropolitan area seems to have quite a few futuristic elements to it, given the design of various buildings, skyscrapers, infrastructure, transportation, and other presented technology. Lee Industry Systems (or simply Lee Industries), a large and technologically advanced corporation, is portrayed to exert significant power and influence (in the Landmark City region, at least). Janus Lee, chairman and CEO of Lee Industries (also inventor and founder of the company), is a rich and successful businessman, as he holds various assets throughout the city (e.g.: banks, prisons, hospitals, malls, labs, factories, plazas, etc.) and over 6,000 separate patents on inventions. The enterprise's logo, LI, is also notably featured in the series.
Springfield is the fictional town in which the AmericananimatedsitcomThe Simpsons is set. A mid-sized town in an undetermined state of the United States, Springfield acts as a complete universe in which characters can explore the issues faced by modern society. The geography of the town and its surroundings are flexible, changing to address whatever an episode’s plot calls for. Springfield's location is impossible to determine; the show is deliberately evasive on the subject, providing contradictory clues and impossible information about an actual geographic location.
Hogsmeade Village is the only settlement in Britain inhabited solely by magical beings, and is located to the northwest of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. It was founded by medieval wizard Hengist of Woodcroft. Much of Hogsmeade's architecture reflects its medieval origin; the village is known for its leaning medieval houses. Hogsmeade primarily consists of a single thoroughfare, called High Street, on which most shops and other magical venues reside.
'Shangri-La is a fictional place described in the 1933 novel Lost Horizon by British author James Hilton. Hilton describes Shangri-La as a mystical, harmonious valley, gently guided from a lamasery, enclosed in the western end of the Kunlun Mountains. Shangri-La has become synonymous with any earthly paradise, and particularly a mythical Himalayan utopia ].
Middlemarch is a fictional town in 19th century England circa 1832. It is the setting for George Eliot's 1872 novel. A small town in New Zealand bears the same name, possibly because the wife of a 19th-century surveyor was reading the novel at the time settlements were being catalogued.
Pratchett describes Ankh-Morpork as on the far side of corrupt and polluted, and as subject to outbreaks of comedic violence and brouhaha on a fairly regular basis. Ankh-Morpork is also the mercantile capital of the Discworld. As the series proceeds, Ankh-Morpork is more and more portrayed as multi-cultural (which in this case means multi-species, with increasingly prominent populations of creatures such as dwarves, trolls, vampires, gnomes, bogeymen, zombies and werewolves) and struggling with modern real-world challenges. Even when it is under attack from a dragon, the vegetable carts still have to come in. In The Art of Discworld, Pratchett explains that the city is similar to Tallinn and central Prague, but adds that it has elements of 18th-century London, 19th-century Seattle and modern New York City.
This city is the home to all shadow hunters in The Mortal Instrument series. However, not all shadow hunters live in Alicante. They have to live across the world to protect humanity from demons, but Alicante is always in their hearts. (Not the city in Spain)
Los Santos is also part of the setting for Grand Theft Auto V. The new rendition of the city is now much more detailed, larger, and looks more alive than ever before. The city can be divided into four big sections: North, East, West and South Los Santos, in which beneath the sections, the streets are divided into districts. There are two incorporated cities in Los Santos: Davis, Del Perro.
Vice City, as depicted in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, is set in 1986, a reference to 1980s Miami, Vice City is specifically indicated to be located within the state of Florida, while Vice City was suggested to exist alongside Miami in Grand Theft Auto III.