List of fictional planets by medium

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This is a list of fictional planets organized by the medium in which they primarily appear.


Novels and short stories

Adams, Douglas

Anthony, Piers

Asimov, Isaac

Banks, Iain

The Culture series

Bear, Greg

Brin, David

  • Calafia – Water world in David Brin's Uplift universe, inhabited by humans and neo-dolphins. Currently occupied by the Soro.
  • Deemi – World in David Brin's Uplift Universe leased to humans on the condition that they run the Galactic prison. Bathed in UV radiation. Most of biosphere is aquatic.
  • Garth – David Brin's Uplift War (weird biology)
  • Jijo – In the Uplift series of David Brin, a planet in Galaxy #4 where Humans and other sophont refugees have illegally hidden, in the case of the G'kek and the Humans to avoid extermination, potential for humanity, certain for G'kek.
  • Jophekka – In David Brin's Uplift Universe, the homeworld of the Jophur, sapient and ambitious sap ring stacks.
  • Kithrup – David Brin's Startide Rising (waterworld rich in heavy metals, which form part of the biochemical structure of its life. Mildly toxic to non-native life. also the "retirement" home of a neurotic race with enormous psi power)
  • Omnivarium – World in David Brin's Uplift Universe. Inhabited by birds that mimic any sound, a fact discovered when the birds started mimicking the sounds of explorers performing coitus.
  • Tanith – In David Brin's Uplift trilogies Tanith is the location of the nearest full Galactic Library branch near Terra.

Bujold, Lois McMaster

Clement, Hal

David, Peter

De Camp, L. Sprague

Farmer, Philip Jose

Feist, Raymond E.

Forward, Robert L.

Hamilton, Peter F.

  • Atlantis – Peter F. Hamilton's The Night's Dawn Trilogy (waterworld)
  • Far Away – Peter F. Hamilton's Pandora's Star (triangle of stratospheric mountains, sterilized by solar flare, Starflyer alien)
  • Garissa – Planet in Peter F. Hamilton's Night's Dawn Trilogy that is anti-matter bombed and rendered uninhabitable.
  • Jobis – A Kiint world with three artificial moons from Peter F. Hamilton's Night's Dawn Trilogy.
  • Norfolk – British-ethnic world in Peter F. Hamilton's Night's Dawn Trilogy. Known for Norfolk Tears, a highly prized spirit distilled from the secretions of a flower native to the world and dependent on the star systems binary nature.
  • Nova Kong – Capital world of the Kingdom of Kulu in Peter F. Hamilton's Night's Dawn Trilogy. Ruled by the Saldana family.
  • Nyvan – First planet colonized by humanity in Peter F. Hamilton's Night's Dawn Trilogy. Considered backwards and stunted due to its not being unified into one nation.

Heinlein, Robert A.

Herbert, Frank

Le Guin, Ursula K.

Lem, Stanisław

L'Engle, Madeleine

  • Camazotz – A planet of extreme, enforced conformity, ruled by a disembodied brain called IT.
  • Ixchel – A planet of muted colors, inhabited by motherly, sightless creatures.
  • Uriel – A planet with extremely tall mountains, named after the Archangel Uriel.

McCaffrey, Anne

Niven, Larry

Niven and Pournelle

  • Mote Prime – The Mote in Murcheson's Eye, homeworld of the Motie race, mutant non-symmetric semi-vertebrates who have been locked in ten thousand year cycles of chaos due to being trapped in one star system and their reproductive drives. Appear in the Mote in God's Eye by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle.
  • New Chicago – World in revolt from the 2nd Empire of Man at the beginning of Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle's The Mote in God's Eye

Pournelle, Jerry

  • Covenant – Scottish-ethnic world in Jerry Pournelle's CoDominium Future History. Known for its mercenaries specializing in infantry.
  • Churchill – English-ethnic world in Jerry Pournelle's CoDominium Future History.
  • Dayan or Dyan – Israeli-ethnic world in Jerry Pournelle's CoDominium Future History.
  • Friedland – German-ethnic world in Jerry Pournelle's CoDominium Future History. Known for its mercenaries specializing in armored warfare.
  • Frystaat – Afrikaner-ethnic world in Jerry Pournelle's CoDominium Future History.
  • Meiji – Japanese-ethnic world in Jerry Pournelle's CoDominium Future History.
  • Nuliajuk – Inuit/Eskimo-ethnic world of Jerry Pournelle's CoDominium Future History.
  • Sauron – Homeworld of the Sauron Supermen in Jerry Pournelle's CoDominium Future History. Known for high metal content and its denizens belief that war was the ultimate expression of humankind. Started the Secession Wars that ended the First Empire of Man.
  • Sparta – Capital world of the First and Second Empires of Man in Jerry Pournelle's CoDominium Future History, originally called Botany Bay. Generally North American in population.
  • St. Ekaterina – Russian-ethnic world in Jerry Pournelle's CoDominium Future History. First planet attacked by the Sauron Supermen in the Secession Wars.
  • Tanith – A jungle planet known for the drug borloi in Jerry Pournelle's CoDominium Future History.

Reynolds, Alastair

Silverberg, Robert

Simmons, Dan

Smith, E. E.

  • Arisia – E. E. Smith's Lensmen series. Source of the Lens.
  • Boskone – Smith's Lensmen series
  • Palain IX – E. E. Smith's Lensmen series. Frigid home of Nadreck, hydrogen breather and Second-Stage Lensman.
  • Rigel – E. E. Smith's Lensmen series. Noisy home of Tregonsee, Second-Stage Lensman, whose people's only sense is their "sense of perception".
  • Trenco – E. E. Smith's Lensman Series. A major fraction of the planet's atmosphere condenses each night and evaporates each day giving rise to exceptionally violent weather. The planet's plant life yields the illicit narcotic thionite.
  • Velantia – E. E. Smith's Lensmen series. Home of Worsel, master hypnotist and Second-Stage Lensman.

Strugatsky, Boris and Arkady

Tolkien, J. R. R.

  • Arda, "region", Ilu, Ambar, Imbar – the Earth
  • Alcarinquë, "the glorious", Alkarinquë – Jupiter
  • Carnil, "red star" – Mars
  • Elemmírë, "star jewel" – Mercury
  • Luinil, "blue star" – Neptune or Uranus
  • Lumbar – Saturn
  • Nenar, "water outside" – Neptune or Uranus
  • Star of Ëarendil, "evenstar (Undòmiel)" – actually a Silmaril, mistaken for Venus

Vance, Jack

Weber, David

Westerfeld, Scott

Other authors


Calvin and Hobbes

  • Ahnooie-4 – where Spaceman Spiff (Calvin) decides to put a repulsive blob out of its misery
  • Bog – where Spaceman Spiff (Calvin) avoids pools of toxic chemicals under a choking atmosphere of poisonous gases
  • Gloob – above which Spaceman Spiff, Calvin from the comic (Calvin and Hobbes), has a malfunction in his hyper freem drive and is blasted with a deadly frap ray by the aliens
  • Gork – a metropolitan planet that Spaceman Spiff crashes into when he runs out of fuel
  • Mok – where Spaceman Spiff (Calvin) undergoes water torture (his mother washes his hair)
  • Plootarg – where Spaceman Spiff (Calvin) crashes after being zorched by a Zarch spacecraft
  • Q-13 – where Spaceman Spiff (Calvin) faces despicable scum beings with his mertilizer beam and mordo blasters
  • X-13 – where Spaceman Spiff (Calvin) is captured and brought before the Zorg despot
  • Zark – where Spaceman Spiff (Calvin) has several adventures escaping sinister aliens
  • Zartron-9 – home of the awful bug beings who blast Spaceman Spiff while he reboots his saucer's computer and tries to recalibrate his weapons
  • Zog – where Spaceman Spiff makes a (very rare) perfect 3 point landing
  • Zok – where Spaceman Spiff is marooned
  • Zokk – where Spaceman Spiff bounds across the landscape given the low gravity
  • Zorg – where Spaceman Spiff sets his gun on deep-fat fry to blast aliens

DC Comics

  • Bismoll – Home world of Tenzil Kem, a.k.a. Matter-Eater Lad of the Legion of Super-Heroes (Pre-Crisis) DC Universe. Everyone on Bismol has the power to digest anything.
  • Braal – Home world of Rokk Krin a.k.a. Cosmic Boy of the Legion of Super-Heroes. (Pre and Post Crisis) DC Universe. Everyone on the planet has magnetic powers.
  • Oa – headquarters of the Green Lantern Corps
  • Mogo – from the Green Lantern Corps comic books, is not only alive, but also an appointed member of the corps.
  • Daxam – Natives of Daxam are not unlike those of Krypton, both planets circle a red gas giant, one notable inhabitant is Lar Gand a.k.a. Mon-El (Pre-Crisis) and Valor (Post-Crisis) who is a member of the Legion of Super-Heroes in the far distant future. Lar has the same powers as Superman under the yellow sun, and the element lead is deadly to him, as Kryptonite is deadly to Superman. DC Universe.
  • Dryad – Is a planet inhabited by a race of sentient silicone creatures that resemble the shape of humans. Dryad is the home world of Blok a member of the Legion of Super-Heroes in the far distant future. DC Universe.
  • Krypton – Superman
  • Tamaran – Home of Starfire (Koriand'r) and Blackfire (Komand'r).
  • Wegthor – a moon that once encircled the planet Krypton, Superman's home world.

Marvel Comics

  • Astra – A Marvel Universe planet where humanoid aliens possess magnetic and molecule-controlling powers that enable them to have every power on metal
  • Ego the Living Planet – Marvel comics (living planet)
  • Kosmos – A planet in the Marvel Universe from which a criminal sludge-like alien escapes to hide on Earth where he kills The Wasp's father and fights Ant-Man
  • Krelar – Second homeworld of the (Blue Skinned) Kree Race. Marvel Comics Creation. Home world of "Captain Mar-Vel," "Colonel Yonn-Rog," "Captain Atlas," and "Una."
  • Homeworld of The Micronauts – actually a chain of worldlets connected which resembles the ball and stick molecular model.

Valérian and Laureline

Other comics

Film and television

Alien (film)

  • Acheron – aka LV-426 the planet on which the derelict ship and its deadly cargo are found in the movies Alien and Aliens
  • Fiorina 'Fury' 161 – Mining station penal colony on which Alien 3 is set

Babylon 5

Battlestar Galactica

  • Caprica – destroyed home planet in Battlestar Galactica, one of the Twelve Colonies
  • Kobol – Legendary planet in Battlestar Galactica

Blake's 7

  • Gauda Prime – appears in the last episode of Blake's 7, being where one of the characters originates, and where the series' eponymous character is residing. A planet overrun with bounty hunters and the scum of the galaxy - but some of whose inhabitants wish to return it to normality (and the Federation).
  • Star One – a star with a single planet holding the Federation's main computers in Blake's 7, situated between our galaxy and the Andromeda galaxy. Planet destroyed in an intergalactic war.
  • Terminal – planet in the series Blake's 7. In the eponymous episode it is a bizarrely flattened planet that had been constructed several centuries before in the Solar System and moved, supposedly destroyed: in the next episode it reverted to a more conventional shape.
  • Cygnus Alpha – a Federation prison planet where the most prolific political dissidents and most dangerous criminals in Human space are marooned. The surface is mostly inhospitable, and what little arable there is on the world is governed by a violent cult that indoctrinates incoming convicts into their ranks. It is also the name of the third episode of the series. There is debate over whether Cygnus Alpha orbits Alpha Cygni, also known as Deneb.
  • Auron – this Earth-like world is inhabited by a race of isolationist humanoids with psychic powers, technically advanced but with a mystical past. It is the home world of one of Blake's crew, and is visited once in the third series.
  • Horizon – a rare habitable planet along the galactic rim, also notable for being mineral-rich. It was also a secret Federation colony that Blake and his crew liberated in the second series.

Challenge of the GoBots

  • Gobotron – Homeworld of the GoBots

Dragon Ball

Doctor Who

  • Exxilon – Doctor Who serial Death to the Daleks
  • Gallifrey – Home planet of The Doctor and his race, the Time Lords, from Doctor Who.
  • Karn – A planet within a few billion miles of Gallifrey. It is inhabited by the Sisterhood of Karn. They guard the Flame of Eternal Life, which produces an elixir which brings life.
  • Mondas – home planet of the Cybermen from Doctor Who. Earth's twin planet, which long ago drifted out of the solar system before returning.
  • Peladon – Home of the Peladonians. It is a member of the Galactic Federation, ruled by a monarchy and one of the few places the mineral Trisilicate can be found.
  • Raxicoricofallapatorius – the planet from which the criminal Slitheen family originate in Doctor Who.
  • Skaro – Home planet of the Daleks and Thals from Doctor Who. It was apparently destroyed when the Seventh Doctor tricked the Daleks creator and Emperor Davros into making its sun go supernova.
  • Vortis – Home planet of the insect-like Menoptra and Zarbi. It was once ruled by the Animus.

Escape from Planet Earth

  • Baab
  • The Dark Planet – actually a fictional nickname for Earth
  • Gnarlach
  • Zedelbrock 473
  • Zedelbrock 475


  • Londinium – Co-capital world (Anglo-American) of the Alliance.
  • Miranda – Serenity (site where the Alliance accidentally spawned the Reavers).
  • Shadow – Homeworld of Malcolm Reynolds.
  • Sihnon – Co-capital (Chinese) of the Alliance.

Galaxy Express 999

  • Earth - The boy Tetsuro Hoshino leaves via a space train.
  • Maetel - Machine empire home world in Andromeda.
  • Pluto - Planet where mechanized people discard their former organic bodies by ice burial.
  • Titan - Terraformed paradise planet for humans with no rules.

Galaxy Quest

  • Thermia – The homeworld of the Thermians destroyed by Sarris.
  • An unnamed planet where the beryllium sphere is retrieved.
  • Sarris' unnamed homeworld.

Metal Hero Series

  • Planet Bird – The planet where the Galactic Union Patrol is based and Space Sheriffs are trained. Introduced in the first Metal Hero series, Space Sheriff Gavan.
  • Iga Planet – The home planet of Iga Warriors in the series Space Sheriff Sharivan.
  • Planet Mount – The home planet of Annie in the series Space Sheriff Shaider, located in Nebula M47. One of several planets annihilated by Fushigi World Fuuma.
  • Planet Beezee – The homeworld of Cosmic Beast Miya in the series Kyojuu Tokusou Juspion.
  • Planet Clin – The home planet of Spielban, Diana and Helen in the series Jikuu Senshi Spielban. Destroyed by The Waller Empire.
  • Dark Star – The home planet of Space Ninja Demost, a character from Sekai Ninja Sen Jiraiya.

Other Tokusatsu Series

  • Planet Ivy – Home planet of Ken Takase (Nick)/Machine Man from the series Nebula Mask Machine Man.
  • Planet Dada – Homeworld of the Robot Army Corps, an alien empire from the series Space Ironmen Kyodyne.
  • Planet Emerald – Homeworld of the Emerald Alien from the series Jumborg Ace.
  • Planet Groth – Home planet the alien Antigone, main enemy of Jumborg Ace.
  • Planet Nebula 71 – Home planet of Spectreman
  • Planet E – Homeworld of Dr.Gori and his assistant La in the series Spectreman.
  • Planet Spider – Home planet of Garia who is the last survivor of the destroyed planet and the Marvellor battleship which can be transformed into the giant robot Leopardon in Spider-Man (Toei TV series).

Red Dwarf

  • Htrae – Red Dwarf (a backwards version of Earth).
  • Rimmerworld – Arnold Rimmer of Red Dwarf spends 600 years alone on this planet, creating clones of himself in a failed attempt to create a girlfriend. The planet is eventually populated by millions of clones who imprison the original Rimmer.



Space Battleship Yamato

Star Trek

Star Wars

See also Category:Star Wars planets

Super Sentai Series

  • Planet Denzi – The home planet of Denzi Dog IC and Princess Denzi from the series Denshi Sentai Denziman. Destroyed by the Vader Clan.
  • Planet Bio – The homeworld of Peebo and Joy from the series Choudenshi Bioman. The prosperous planet was destroyed through a world war erupted over the use of an advanced scientific discovery called Bio Particles.
  • Planet Heath – The home planet of Yui Ibuki/Commander Ibuki from the series Dengeki Sentai Changeman. Destroyed and conquered by Gozma.
  • Planet Girath – Homeworld of General Giluke, commander of Gozma.
  • Planet Amanga – Homeworld of Adjutant Shiima who was a former princess of Amanga.
  • Planet Amazo – Home planet of Queen Ahames, former princess of Amazo.
  • Planet Gyodai – Homeworld of the one-eye creature Gyodai.
  • Planet Merle – Home planet of Sakura who is one of the Merlian survivor. The planet was destroyed by Star King Bazoo.
  • Planet Navi – Homeworld of Gator who is the navigator of Gozma's main invasion ship, and his family.
  • Planet Rigel – Homeworld of Nana, an ally of Changeman. Shared the same name with Rigel.
  • Planet Flash – Also known as Red Star or Flash Star from the series Choushinsei Flashman. Main home planet of Flash Race and Hero Titan. Serves as the central planet of the Flash System.
  • Green Star – a planet in the Flash System with mountainous landscapes.
  • Blue Star – a planet in the Flash System with desert landscapes.
  • Yellow Star – a severely cold planet in the Flash system.
  • Pink Star – a planet in the Flash System with super gravity.
  • Planet Sedon – The planet where Doctor Hoshikawa and his family lived and conducted a research to grow plants on from the series Chikyu Sentai Fiveman. Attacked by the Zone Empire. Homeworld of Iya nad Toya.
  • Planet Nemesis – the planet where Witch Bandora and her minions were imprisoned in the series Kyōryū Sentai Zyuranger.
  • Planet Hazard – Home planet of Dapp and his family from the series Gekisou Sentai Carranger. Destroyed by the Space Bosozoku Bowzock.
  • Planet Police – Homeworld of Signalman and his family.
  • Planet Fanbelt – Home planet of Beauty Zonnette/Vanity Mirror Fanbelt and her younger sister Radietta Fanbelt.
  • Planet Taurus – Home planet of Bullblack and his brother Krantz in the series Seijuu Sentai Gingaman.
  • Planet Hummard – Home planet of Sion/Time Green in Mirai Sentai Timeranger.
  • Planet Anubis – Home planet of Anubian Chief Doggie Kruger/Deka Master from the series Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger.
  • Planet Signo – Home planet of Cignian Swan Shiratori/Deka Swan.
  • Planet Leslie – Home planet of Marie Gold/Deka Gold.
  • Planet Lumiere – Home planet of Lisa Teagle/Deka Bright.
  • Planet Rain – Home planet of Agent Abrella, the main antagonist of Dekaranger.
  • Planet Torto – Home planet of Tortorian Buntar. It is also where he trained Dekaranger to assume swat mode.
  • Planet Mons – Homeworld of The Great King Mons Drake, the leader of Universal Annihilation Army Warstar in Tensou Sentai Goseiger.
  • Planet Zutinma – Homeworld of Dereputa of the Meteor, a combat commander of Warstar.
  • Planet Famille – Homeworld of Ahim de Famille who is the princess of Famille from the series Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger. Attacked by Space Empire Zangyack.

Titan A.E.

  • New Earth (aka Planet Bob)
  • Sesharrim (Gaul homeworld)
  • Vusstra (Tek's homeworld)
  • Solbrecht

Transformers series[1]

Ultra Series

  • Land of Light(光の国, Hikari no Kuni) – The home planet of most Ultramen in Ultra series. Located in the nebula M78.
  • Nebula L-77 – The home nebula of Ultraman Leo and his brother Astra. Destroyed by Alien Magma.
  • Nebula Z95 – The home nebula of Ultraman Zearth.
  • Planet U40 – The homeworld of Ultraman Joeneus in the animated series, The Ultraman.
  • Planet King – The planet where the legendary Ultraman King lives.
  • Planet Baltan – The home planet of the Baltan aliens. Destroyed by a faulty nuclear weapons test which lead to their search for a new home.
  • Planet Nackle – The Home planet of alien Nackle and Black King in The Return of Ultraman.
  • Planet Golgota – The planet in Ultraman Ace where the crucifixion of the Ultra Brothers by Ace Killer, planned by alien Yapool, occurred.
  • Planet Magma – The Home planet of alien Magma.
  • Black Star – The homeworld of Commander Black, the final antagonist in Ultraman Leo.
  • Plant Arb – The planet mentioned in Ultraman Mebius. Involved in a backstory of Ultraman Hikari.


War of the Worlds (TV series)

  • Qar'To – a planet established in the first season of War of the Worlds to be in the same system as that of the invading aliens (Mor-Tax) and has sent a synth to assassinate the Advocacy
  • Mor-Tax – the aliens' homeworld in the first season of War of the Worlds (described as a garden planet)
  • Morthrai – destroyed world of the aliens in the second season of War of the Worlds

Other Film and TV

Role-playing games


  • Eylor – a living world said to be the source of the magical Eyes of Eylor, living disembodied eyes of great power.
  • Wormwood

Computer and video games

Unreal series

Total Annihilation

  • Empyrrean – The Earth-like home world of the Arm.
  • Thalassean – Archipelago world covered by oceans and dotted with scattered islands.
  • Rougpelt – Red Planet similar to Mars but covered with purple seas and sparse plant life. It also seems to harbor ancient ruins.
  • Tergiverse IV – A world covered in salt deserts from its oceans being drained.
  • Barathrum – Volcanic world.
  • Aegus – The lunar world that orbits Empyrrean.
  • Dump – Core Prime's only satellite that is in essence a giant landfill.
  • Hydross – An ocean world covered completely by seas.
  • Lusch – A swampy planet that possesses thick vegetation and bogs making hovercraft and amphibious units critical to success.
  • Temblor – A rocky planet where the lowlands are shrouded in a "vapor" that forms large impassible barriers. This world is also prone to earthquakes.
  • Gelidus – An icy planet that is prone to hailstorms.
  • Acid planet – A world possessing Corrosive oceans with forests of explosive gasbag plants.
  • Crystal Planet – A planet that has a crystalline surface with deep navy-colored oceans.
  • Core Prime – Metallic with a gigantic computer at its core and a landfill-covered satellite (Home world of the Core)
  • Urban World – Contains the shattered ruins of previous civilization.


  • Lave – The starting point of the game (in its original form). The dictatorship of Lave is most well known for its hoopy casinos.
  • Diso – is democratic but ravaged by occasional solar activity.
  • Leesti – a high tech corporate state where most available equipment can be purchased.
  • Riedquat – the most dangerous place that can easily be reached from the starting point of the game. One of the innovations of this game was that, unlike traditional arcade games which presented harder and harder levels as the game progressed, Elite allowed the player to go straight to Riedquat, even though it is a virtually unplayable location with the starting equipment. Riedquat is a poor agricultural anarchy cursed by deadly civil war and is a rodent planet.


  • Crete
  • Houston
  • Leeds – a heavily polluted planet
  • Manhattan, London, Tokyo and Berlin – Most places in this game are named after Earth places, such as the planet Stuttgart, the New York system, or the Detroit asteroid field.
  • Pittsburgh – Desert, populated with mining operations


  • Harvest – an agricultural human colony in the Epsilon Indi system. It was the first casualty of the Covenant War, rendered uninhabitable by focused orbit-to-surface plasma bombardment.
  • Onyx – a "shield world" composed out of billions of machines, in the Zeta Doradus system.
  • Reach – a military stronghold planet in the Epsilon Eridani system and the setting of Halo Reach. Lost to the Covenant.
  • Requiem – the first Forerunner "shield world" and the setting of Halo 4.
  • Sigma Octanus IV – a colony planet orbiting a binary star, significant because the Halo's "coordinates" were discovered there.
  • Tribute – a planet in the Epsilon Eridani system that serves as humanity's industrial capital.
  • Arcadia – A tourism world in the Procyon system. Attacked in Halo Wars.
  • Sanghelios – the Sangheili (Elites) homeworld orbiting a triple-star system, and one of the settings of Halo 5: Guardians.
  • Doisac – the Jiralhanae (Brutes) homeworld, with a tropical terrain dominated by magma & magnetism.
  • Balaho – the Unggoy (Grunts) homeworld, a hostile and frigid world with a methane atmosphere, orbiting a blue supergiant.
  • Janjur Qom – the San'Shyuum (Prophets) homeworld, though long abandoned by the San’Shyuum of the Covenant.
  • Te – a gas giant and home of the Lekgolo species.
    • Rentus – one of Te's moons, where the Mgalekgolo (Hunters) were discovered.
  • Eayn – the Kig-Yar (Jackals) homeworld, a habitable moon orbiting the gas giant HD 69830 d.
    • T'vao – an asteroid on the same solar system as Eayn, and home of the T'vaoan (Skirmishers) subspecies.
  • Palamok – the Yanme'e (Drones) homeworld, a large terrestrial world with a hot, jungle-like climate.
  • Genesis – a Forerunner artificial world and one of the settings of Halo 5: Guardians.
  • Meridian – a human colony with numerous Forerunner artifacts, and one of the settings of Halo 5: Guardians; glassed by the Covenant in 2551, by 2558 settlers are trying to re-terraform it.
  • Sedra – a human colony on the fringes of human-controlled space, and the setting of Halo: Nightfall.


  • Kharak – A desert planet destroyed by an enemy race after space travel is developed
  • Hiigara – The lost Kushan home planet

Little Big Adventure

  • Twinsun – A planet lit by two suns (which are fixed). It has three climates: the poles are hot and desert, the equator is cold and Arctic (in opposite to planet Earth), and between them lie temperate lands.
  • Zeelich – A planet in Little Big Adventure 2. It is covered by a thick layer of gas clouds and beneath lies a sea of lava. Vegetation and civilization occur only on mountains above the cloud layer.

LittleBigPlanet franchise

  • Carnivalia – Carnival planet featured in LittleBigPlanet PS Vita
  • LittleBigPlanet or CraftWorld – Main setting of all the games (except LittleBigPlanet 2 and LittleBigPlanet Karting)
  • The Garage at the End of the Universe (referred in-game in Hoard, Sweet Hoard) – Hidden location where the Hoard stash their stolen items
  • The Progress Emporium – Retro-style "futuristic" planet featured in LittleBigPlanet Karting

Metroid series

  • Aether – A planet temporarily split into two parallel dimensions in Metroid Prime 2: Echoes.
  • Bryyo – A small planet in the game "Metroid Prime 3: Corruption" It is home to the remaining members of the Reptilicus race.
  • Elysia – A stormy planet in "Metroid Prime 3: Corruption", where Samus Aran visits Skytown, a facility built by the Chozo that hovers high above the surface of the planet.
  • Norion – A planet in "Metroid Prime 3: Corruption" that the Galactic Federation uses for the base of operations.
  • Phaaze – A planet that is the source of all phazon and phazon corruption throughout the galaxy, Samus Aran visits this planet at the end of "Metroid Prime 3: Corruption".
  • Tallon IV – A planet formerly inhabited by Chozo in Metroid Prime video game. All life on the planet was horribly mutated following the crash of a toxic asteroid. Later games mention the mutagen destroyed and the planet slowly recovering.
  • Space Pirate Homeworld (possibly named Urtraghus) – A planet in an unknown galaxy that all space pirates reside, is visited by Samus Aran in "Metroid Prime 3: Corruption"
  • SR-388 – A planet that serves as the original home of the titular Metroid species.
  • Zebes – A major planet of Space Pirate operations in Metroid and Super Metroid. The game's heroine, Samus Aran, was raised by the Chozo on this planet before the Space Pirates arrived.

Phantasy Star

  • Palma - A fertile agricultural world
  • Motavia - A world of desert
  • Dezoris - A world of ice
  • Rykros - A planet with an extremely elongated orbit

Star Fox

  • Aquas – Small waterworld in the Lylat System, setting of the video games in Nintendo's Star Fox series
  • Corneria – The home planet for the Star Fox Team in the series. It is also the most technologically advanced.
  • Fortuna – A small planet covered in forests and evergreens.
  • Fichina – A barren planet locked in an eternal blizzard.
  • Sauria – The "Dinosaur Planet", and main setting of Star Fox Adventures. As its name suggest, the planet is populated by dinosaurs of all types.
  • MacBeth – A planet that has been turned into a giant supply depot by Andross' forces.
  • Titania – A desert-like planet littered with stone ruins. Slippy Toad crashes on this planet in Star Fox 64 when he tries to engage the secret weapon in Sector X.
  • Venom – The largest and closest orbiting planet of the Lylat System, setting of the games in Nintendo's Star Fox series, bearing an extremely toxic atmosphere and therefore a highly desolate surface. Home of the evil Andross. In some versions of the backstory, Venom was previously called Edena because it was supposedly covered almost entirely with forest, possibly evergreen, before Andross was exiled there, suggesting it may have also been a prison planet.
  • Zoness – A planet that once was nearly all tropical in its climate, and home to many island resorts in Star Fox's Lylat System, the whole planet was turned into a toxic waste dump by the forces of Andross according to the storyline of Star Fox 64, turning its once beautiful oceans into seas of corrosive poison and its atmosphere into a caustic cloud of deadly vapors.
  • Katina – A desert like planet like Titania minus the intense heat. In Star Fox 64, there is a Cornerian defense base located there. In Star Fox Assault, it is destroyed by the Aparoids. Pigma sends a distress signal tricking the team into killing off the Aparoids for him.

Star Ocean

  • Aldeian – Star Ocean 3 : Till The End of Time
  • Ellicoore 2 – Star Ocean 3 : Till The End of Time
  • Expel – where much of the action of Star Ocean: The Second Story occurs
  • Fargett – Star Ocean
  • Hyaita 4 – Star Ocean 3 : Till The End of Time
  • Klaus – Star Ocean 3 : Till the End of Time
  • Milokeenia – Star Ocean: The Second Story
  • (Energy) Nede – Star Ocean: The Second Story
  • Roak – where the action of Star Ocean occurs
  • Styx – Star Ocean 3 : Till The End of Time
  • Vanguard 3 – Star Ocean 3 : Till The End of Time
  • Vindine – Star Ocean 3 : Till The End of Time

Commander Keen

  • Fribbulus Xax – Commander Keen 6
  • Gnosticus IV – Commander Keen 4
  • Korath III – Commander Keen 5
  • Vorticon VI – Commander Keen 3

Kerbal Space Program

  • Moho – a Mercury equivalent on a tight, inclined eccentric orbit
  • Eve – a Superearth with liquid oceans, thicker atmosphere and higher gravity. Purple in colour. Features a tiny non-spherical moon Gilly.
  • Kerbin – a down-scaled Earth equivalent. Has two moons - the inner rather Moon-like Mun (notorious for its zero inclination and perfectly circular orbit) and the smaller, outer mint-green satellite called Minmus, which features sharp altitude gradients between its mountains and its "flats".
  • Duna – a Mars-like planet, distinguishable by larger ice caps. It features a rocky moon named Ike, which is very large compared to Duna (16% of parent's mass), resulting in a mutual tidal lock.
  • Dres – described in-game as a dwarf planet, mostly rocky with patches of ice. Recent updates have granted it with a population of nearby asteroids.
  • Jool – a green Jovian planet with a system currently encompassing five satellites, all of which are tidally locked to Jool and the inner three of which are in a Laplace resonance:
    • Laythe – an Earth-like moon with archipelagos dotting a vast ocean of liquid water - despite subzero temperatures - and an atmosphere unbreathable to kerbals but usable by jet engines.
    • Vall – a non-decrepit icy moon
    • Tylo – the largest moon, a bright but airless planetoid with Kerbin-like gravity
    • Bop – a small, barely spherical moon
    • Pol – an even smaller moon, consistently being described as mistaken for pollen by astronomers due to its yellowish colour and ridged appearance
  • Eeloo – an outer planet with an orbit partially intersecting that of Jool, and subject to controversy over its classification among kerbal astronomers - like Pluto - but bearing a closer visual resemblance to Enceladus.

Other games

  • Aiur – jungle planet in StarCraft the computer game, home of the protoss species
  • Azeroth (formerly Kalimdor) – In the Warcraft series, it is the home of humans and the main setting of the games
  • Baloris Prime – A planet from the PC game Descent II which was mostly desert (according to the writers of the game this was because its axis of rotation was exactly perpendicular to its plane of orbit, causing a total lack of seasons on the surface of the planet).
  • Bazoik – Planet in Chex Quest.
  • In the video game Galaxian 3, planet Alpha is located outside of the solar system that cut off space exploration communication; also, humanity was threatened by an alien species of live weaponry.
  • Incandescent – One of only three known planets with a biosphere in the game Transcendence. The orbiting arcology is the capital of the Commonwealth.
  • New Terra – In the computer game Outpost 2, New Terra is the world chosen by humanity as its last hope for survival, colonized by the last survivors of Earth in starship Conestoga.
  • Nirn – In planet that all of the events of the Video Game Series The Elder Scrolls takes place
  • Palshife – capital of the Rebellion in the computer game Escape Velocity
  • Pop Star – from the Kirby series of video games.
  • Second Miltia – home planet of Shion Uzuki, protagonist in the Xenosaga games.
  • Spira (Final Fantasy) – Setting of Final Fantasy X, contains a large world ocean surrounding one continent with many islands, has two moons.
  • Stroggos – Home of the hostile Strogg species in the Quake 2 and Quake 4 shooters.
  • Urth – Setting for Primal Rage and Primal Rage 2, though technically a future version of Earth with unrecognizable continents and oceans.
  • Xenon – Roger Wilco's home world in the Space Quest computer game series.


  • Kobaïa – Planet invented by Christian Vander, drummer and composer of Magma
  • Planet Claire – The subject of a song by the music group The B-52's. Claire is described as having pink air, and trees that are all red. The lifeforms do not have heads, and all live forever.

Hoaxes and urban legends

  • Serpo
  • Ummo
  • The unnamed home planet of the Grey aliens

Experimental planets

See also


  1. ^ Transformers Wiki Planets
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