|“||Bravo. Bra-vo. No mortal has ever made it to Tartarus before. Well, alive that is. Make yourselves at home.||„|
|~ Eris about her kingdom of Tartarus in Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas.|
Eldritch Locations is an antagonistic trope usually applied to villains like Demons and Lovecraftian Horrors (such as the Elder Beings and the Great Old Ones). They are a special type of Evil Lairs and even Evil Realms. Eldritch locations are usually dark, unsettling places where the laws of physics, geography and others never seem to function properly.
Eldritch Locations take many forms: Lost Worlds, Wonderlands ("Wonder" is not always a good thing) Strange Planets, Incomprehensible Voids, the insides of Eldritch Abominations, Alternate Universes, and ordinary-looking buildings among others.
Not all Eldritch Locations are associated with evil however. Others just exist for mere surreal purposes.
- R'lyeh from H. P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos.
- The Abyss from Pandora Hearts.
- Hell's Gate in Darker than Black.
- The Dark Ocean in Digimon Adventure 02.
- In the Marvel Comics universe, the Thanos Imperative introduced an entire parallel universe as an Eldritch Location.
- The Central Park West apartment building in Ghostbusters.
- The Temple of Gozer in Ghostbusters.
- Oblivion in Elder Scrolls.
- Room 1408 in Stephen King's 1408.
- The Hospital in Grave Encounters.
- The Hypercube in Cube 2.
- The Nightmare Lands from Star Wars: The Old Republic.
- The Far Realm from Dungeons and Dragons.
- The Ghost Zone in Danny Phantom.
- The Nightosphere from Adventure Time.
- Relex from Justice League.
- The titular ghost town Silent Hill from the namesake Silent HIll videogame series.
- Diagon's World from Ben 10: Ultimate Alien.
- Tartarus from Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas.
- The Demon World from Devil May Cry.
- The demon-controlled metropolis Limbo City from DmC: Devil May Cry.
- Morbia from the Aladdin TV series.