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- How is it that on a great many planets that are classified as Death Worlds, the characters can breathe the air with no problem? Wouldn't only a planet that's totally inimical to human life, like say Venus, really be a Death World by our standards?
- If the air isn't breathable, then it's not really a Death World. Per trope description:
The difference is that fictional Deathworlds are more interesting. Generally this means they have a relatively breathable atmosphere, have a compelling reason for characters to get out and walk around, and have a variety of dangerous flora and fauna to menace them.
- Ah, okay. The amazing things one can learn by reading >_<