10 Fantastic Fictional Worlds We Wish Were Real
Even if one of them's a galaxy far, far away.
(SPOT.ph) With the heavy traffic and routine of everyday life, it’s easy to let your thoughts run wild and think of your next vacation. Or you could choose to daydream and get lost in fantastical worlds where superpowers and mythical creatures exist. Wouldn't it be nice if you could take a mini-break, in the blink of an eye, to any place of your choosing—real or otherwise?
If you could choose 10 fictional places that you could turn real, which would they be? We'd pick:
A Galaxy Far, Far, Away from Star Wars
Forget adventures on Earth’s land and seas, the sky’s the limit in the world of Star Wars. Why go planet-jumping when the universe is vast and wide enough for you to take a tour of different galaxies? Learn the ways of the Jedi and train with the Force (and a lightsaber, of course!).
Westeros from Game of Thrones
When you play the game of thrones, you either win or die. Sounds pretty extreme, but if maneuvering the politics of the Seven Kingdoms sounds like a welcome challenge to you, we can get it. Equip yourself with an army, allies, riches, and land, as you’re going to need all of these on the bloody path to seize the Iron Throne.
Genovia from The Princess Diaries
If you grew up wanting to visit this country with the hopes of meeting Princess Mia, we can only imagine how your heart sank when you found out that Genovia isn’t real. The country may just be a product of The Princess Diaries author Meg Cabot's mind, but that shouldn't stop you from imagining a world where you can get a makeover from the finest stylists and training from royal staff to become part of Genovia’s monarchy.
The Wizarding World from Harry Potter
If you're a huge Harry Potter fan, you probably grew up waiting for that acceptance letter from the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and you’ve likely taken all the tests to determine which house you’re from (even though you know in your heart that you’re from Gryffindor). From boarding a train at Platform 9 ¾ to casting spells, the world of witches and wizards is filled with fun. Until then, you're a Muggle.
The Four Nations from Avatar: The Last Airbender
Ready to recite Katara’s monologue in the introduction? Bending the four elements of water, earth, fire or air is exciting enough, but helping the Avatar maintain the balance between four nations is a responsibility suited for the truly noble and just. There are a lot of forces conspiring to abuse the ability to bend, but let’s be real, you’ll probably just use it for cool tricks to impress your friends or make your life easier (free air travel, anyone?).
Wakanda from Black Panther
Picture this: a culturally rich secluded country with bountiful resources to power its advanced technology. That’s exactly what the country of Wakanda is! Thanks to the abundance of vibranium, an element that powers up seamless communication, Wakandans have access to high-powered weapons, and fast transportation. Despite how advanced Wakanda is, its culture is as rich as ever and their practices and traditions are strictly preserved. Maybe, just maybe, you can escape to this perfect country—at least in your imagination.
Neverland from Peter Pan
Being an adult seemed so exciting and fun as a kid, but now that you’re here…you’ve probably changed your mind. Enjoy the games and antics of your carefree youth in the land where no one ever grows up. With firm belief and a little help from pixie dust, take flight to head second to the right, and straight on till morning.
Narnia from The Chronicles of Narnia
Heading into a closet full of clothes didn’t lead you anywhere, but hey, it’s free to dream and hope you’ll somehow end up in the magical forests of Narnia. If you get lost on the way there, consider asking for help from a friendly animal, and they’ll be sure to direct you where you need to be in a language you understand. Dangers lurk left and right, so be cautious where you head!
The Shire from The Lord of the Rings
The Shire is actually based on England, but it has a more other-worldly vibe compared to the land of Shakespeare and afternoon tea. Home to Hobbits, the peaceful agricultural land in Middle Earth is rich in resources and its rolling green hills are a relaxing sight. Who wouldn't want to hike on its terrain?
The Capitol from The Hunger Games
Gaudy outfits, extravagant fare, and exaggerated antics mark the true citizens of the Panem’s Capitol. The folks of this excessively rich center don’t care at all for anything else except their appearances and food, and admittedly, it's a lifestyle that would pique anyone's curiosity. Thankfully, there’s no need for you to be a tribute and battle for your life in an arena.