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I don't think it'll be a hard one, but hopefully it's fun : )

One is not unlike your home, albeit to some eyes, much darker.

Another was abandoned and hidden, a shameful and suppressed existence. No girl deserves such a fate. Yet in the end her secret is known to all.

A genus of air-breathing land snails, or more specifically: terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusks in the family Endodontidae. Or at least was...

A series of buildings in which corpses are reduced to ash by fire. But somehow I'm cold too.

One was nursed by a wolf. Such an animal, no wonder he killed his brother.

The leader of a group of heroes that prevented an evil goddess from returning to the world. But regardless of his deeds, he's still only half as well as humanity's last hope.

A city located in southern Tunisia. Home of the native Berber population and one particular well known individual.

The last has been extensively studied by astronomers, leading it to be termed "arguably the next most important one in the sky after the Sun, but don't be led astray, it is no star, have the balls to look it up a bit more.

We are all the same, and yet none exist together. What are we and where do we come from?

If you're looking for a hint, maybe you should look at the title a bit closer...

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  • $\begingroup$ Also I really wanted to set a good pattern into the puzzle but couldn't come up with something that didn't make it all ridiculously obscure, so if you have any ideas, feel free to comment or post in your answer! $\endgroup$ – Spacemonkey Sep 11 '15 at 20:34
  • $\begingroup$ Whew, done. Looks like I've got some movies to watch! :) Neat puzzle, by the way. $\endgroup$ – Roland Sep 12 '15 at 20:18
  • $\begingroup$ oh, nice! ...... $\endgroup$ – A E Sep 12 '15 at 21:00
  • $\begingroup$ @GordonK Btw, I hadn't originally put the movies tag (because to me that was part of the riddle - what are we and where do we come from) - umm, am I supposed to put it anyway? $\endgroup$ – Spacemonkey Sep 14 '15 at 17:52
  • $\begingroup$ I added the tag once the answer was almost complete so that it would be included in the monthly challenge. $\endgroup$ – Gordon K Sep 14 '15 at 17:54
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They are all:

Planets in movies. "None exist together" since they are in different universes. Perhaps the title could read "Pavement Oils", which would be an anagram of Movie Planets.

One is not unlike your home, albeit to some eyes, much darker.

Dark Planet: The name the aliens give to Earth in Escape from Planet Earth

Another was abandoned and hidden, a shameful and suppressed existence. No girl deserves such a fate. Yet in the end her secret is known to all.

Miranda: The planet in Serentiy, home of a failed experiment with sinister results.

A genus of air-breathing land snails, or more specifically: terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusks in the family Endodontidae. Or at least was...

Thermia: A genus of snail, and home world of Galaxy Quest's Thermians

A series of buildings in which corpses are reduced to ash by fire. But somehow I'm cold too.

Crematoria: Plural of crematorium, and the planet with harsh temperatures from the Riddick universe. Thanks to Gordon K for this one!

One was nursed by a wolf. Such an animal, no wonder he killed his brother.

Romulus: The brother of Remus, and home world to Star Trek's Romulans. Romulus killed Remus, and the Romulans destroyed Vulcan (thanks to Gordon K for Vulcan reference).

The leader of a group of heroes that prevented an evil goddess from returning to the world. But regardless of his deeds, he's still only half as well as humanity's last hope.

Tanis: The hero from Dragonlance, and the planet from Pandorum

A city located in southern Tunisia. Home of the native Berber population and one particular well known individual.

Tataouine: The city is real, but I assume the well known individual is Star Wars' Anakin Skywalker (from the planet Tatooine).

The last has been extensively studied by astronomers, leading it to be termed "arguably the next most important one in the sky after the Sun", but don't be led astray, it is no star, have the balls to look it up a bit more.

Vega: A relatively nearby star and the moon where Dark Helmet instructs his minions to comb the desert.


It appears most of the clues begin with a reference to a real-world interpretation, then hint at the fictional interpretation.

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  • $\begingroup$ You're on the right track, You're also right about Tatouine and Romulus, Vega is partly correct. Keep at it, you'll start seeing a clearer pattern! $\endgroup$ – Spacemonkey Sep 12 '15 at 6:39
  • $\begingroup$ Movie Spoiler Alert In the first film of the latest Star Trek franchise a Romulan destroyed the planet Vulcan. Romulans and Vulcans are closely related races. $\endgroup$ – Gordon K Sep 12 '15 at 14:55
  • $\begingroup$ Look at Chronicles of Riddick for number 4 and Vega is a Moon in the film the OP hinted at. $\endgroup$ – Gordon K Sep 12 '15 at 14:58
  • $\begingroup$ Aaaagh! It came to me right when I saw Vega, but I dismissed it because I was considering a different pattern at that point. $\endgroup$ – Roland Sep 12 '15 at 18:18
  • $\begingroup$ It was Miranda and not Pandora because of the use of 'she' (The planet's name is a girl's name) - And I realized the very first one was ridiculously vague, it was supposed to be 'Dark Planet' from the movie Escape From planet Earth (Earth is the dark planet, but because it is named based on the opinion of Aliens) - The fact there is also a movie called 'Dark Planet' was supposed to help in finding it. but yeahh..... Good Work! $\endgroup$ – Spacemonkey Sep 12 '15 at 19:53
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I think I have at least part of the answer:

Constellations

One is not unlike your home, albeit to some eyes, much darker.

Cepheus

Another was abandoned and hidden, a shameful and suppressed existence. No girl deserves such a fate. Yet in the end her secret is known to all.

A genus of air-breathing land snails, or more specifically: terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusks in the family Endodontidae. Or at least was...

Limax

A series of buildings in which corpses are reduced to ash by fire. But somehow I'm cold too.

One was nursed by a wolf. Such an animal, no wonder he killed his brother.

The leader of a group of heroes that prevented an evil goddess from returning to the world. But regardless of his deeds, he's still only half as well as humanity's last hope.

A city located in southern Tunisia. Home of the native Berber population and one particular well known individual.

The last has been extensively studied by astronomers, leading it to be termed "arguably the next most important one in the sky after the Sun, but don't be led astray, it is no star, have the balls to look it up a bit more.

Vega

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  • $\begingroup$ The answer isn't constellations, however your very last one is on the right track! $\endgroup$ – Spacemonkey Sep 11 '15 at 21:19

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