15 Imaginary Universes And Fictional Worlds That Would Be Honest-To-Goodness Hells To Live In

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Vote up the fictional places that would be hell on Earth if they really existed.

Over on Reddit, people are debating which fictional universes would be a living hell if they actually had to live there. For example, Hogwarts seems great until you have to use the bathroom at 3 am. And would you move to New York if the Avengers lived there, too?

Here are a few of the worst fictional places to live (but with the funniest answers).

  • 1
    71 VOTES

    You Can't Leave Your Own House In 'The Witcher'

    You Can't Leave Your Own House In 'The Witcher'
    Photo: The Witcher / Netflix

    From Redditor u/UnfinishedThings:

    The Witcher.

    If starvation doesn't get you, the plague will. If the plague doesn't get you, the war will. If you're not needlessly slaughtered by the encroaching army passing through your village, then you'll be press-ganged and the opposing force will butcher you instead.

    If somehow you get to live in a relatively peaceful area away from battles and seiges, then just remember that walking more than 500m away from your ramshackle hovel of a house to try and pick a few berries will result in you being eaten alive by something bloated and long dead with too many teeth.

    71 votes
  • 2
    69 VOTES

    'NYC In Anything Sci-Fi Is A Place You Don't Want To Be'

    From Redditor u/agreeingstorm9:

    New York in the Marvel Universe. It would just suck. Rampaging villains everywhere and you have to wait for the designated hero to be available to stop them. Green Goblin bombing Manhattan? Have to wait for Spidey, 'cuz even though the Fantastic Four are down the street, they won't bother to fight a Spidey villain.

    From Redditor u/Sufficient-user-name:

    New York City in anything sci-fi or disaster related is a place that you don't want to be.

    69 votes
  • 3
    56 VOTES

    The Smell That Permeates The World Of 'The Walking Dead'

    The Smell That Permeates The World Of 'The Walking Dead'
    Photo: The Walking Dead / AMC

    From Redditor u/HeeHooligan:

    Not mine personally, but most of my guy relatives and friends say they would love to live in The Walking Dead. I don't care how much you immediately like the idea of it, the reality is nobody would be genuinely happy living that way. You'd get tired of always being on guard and devastated every time you lose someone.

    From Redditor u/eyeswideopen605:

    Along with the smell. I think they'd change their mind if they smelled one rotting corpse.. millions would be hell.

    From Redditor u/Gust_2012:

    This one comment alone makes me agree with you. I can only imagine the smell.


    56 votes
  • 4
    44 VOTES

    SimCity Offers Millions Of Obstacles And No Toilets

    SimCity Offers Millions Of Obstacles And No Toilets
    Photo: Pinterest


    From Reddit u/detahramet:

    The Sims.

    "Where the f**k is my toilet!"

    From Reddit u/RoBo77as:

    "Hi boss, I can't come in today."


    "There's a plate in front of the front door."

    From Reddit u/humburga:

    Boss: "I completely understand, happened to me the other day. I'll see you tomorrow."

    From Reddit u/Gryphon999:

    Hey bossman, I'm not going to be able to come to work again.


    Somebody stole my door.

    So, there's a hole in your wall?

    No, they replaced the door with a wall.

    From Reddit u/rainbow_bro_bot:

    "Hi boss, I can't come in today"


    "God decided to box me in with walls to watch me piss myself for his own entertainment."


    44 votes
  • 5
    53 VOTES

    Dealing With Insurance Companies In The MCU Is Its Own Nightmare

    From Redditor u/Tylermaann:

    The Marvel Universe. Imagine getting out of your 9-to-5 job just to watch the Hulk pick up your car, throw it at someone, and miss. How would you even explain that to your insurance?

    From Redditor u/jayforwork21:

    "You know what, AllState? Nevermind. My wife's car is fine and she and [the] kids just blinked out of existence, so whatever... I'll be in my wife's car contemplating my horrid existence if you need me..."

    53 votes
  • 6
    48 VOTES

    Arrakis Is Just Awful

    Arrakis Is Just Awful
    Photo: Dune / Warner Bros.

    From Redditor u/alistofthingsIhate:

    Almost no water, scorching heat, giant sandworms that are attracted to the rhythmic sounds of footprints, spice that is impossible to escape because it's in the air and if you stop ingesting it you die.

    From Redditor u/stu8319:

    Also, if you offend someone, you have to fight them to the death with a knife.

    48 votes