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Cornwood
Cornwood map.png
LocationBender's imagination
First appearanceBender's Game
Film

Cornwood was an alternate reality created by Bender's imagination combined with the effect of the combination of the dark matter crystals. It was a parallel universe before its destruction. Since Cornwood was destroyed by Momon when she reacquired the Die of Power, it is unlikely that it will be revisited later.

Cornwood is strongly based on Tolkien's Middle-Earth. Cornwood itself and its characters contain many allusions to it. Even the map of Cornwood is simply a map of Middle-earth flipped backwards (with Mordor in the west and Gondor in the east, when in Middle-earth this is the other way around).

Allusions

Since the people and places of Cornwood are not only based on Middle-Earth and Dungeons and Dragons, but also other myths and legends, it is much easier for this article to refer to each character, race/people or place for what their reference is.

Characters

The main cast of Futurama all appear in the alternate reality, but as a different characters based loosely on Tolkein's characters, basic Dungeons and Dragons concepts, combinations thereof or something completely different entirely, such as other myths or legends.

Futurama character Cornwood character Reference
Philip J. Fry Frydo A combination of Frodo and Gollum from Lord of the Rings. Frodo by name, but also by the fact that he has to carry the Die of Power, and Gollum, as he turns into almost specifically him.
Bender Bending Rodríguez Titanius Anglesmith No specific character, just a generic knight.
Turanga Leela Leegola Legolas from Lord of the Rings by name and by choice of weapon, but other than that she does not seem to be largely based on any character.
Professor Farnsworth The Great Wizard Greyfarn Gandalf the Grey.
Hermes Conrad Hermaphrodite Hermaphroditus was the name of a child borne by the gods Hermes and Aphrodite, and is used to refer a human with a combination of both male and female genitalia.
Amy Wong Gynecaladriel Debatable, but seems by name to be based on Galadriel of the elves from Lord of the Rings. But also has references to concept of nymphs, as she declares herself Queen of the Water Nymphos. Gynecology is a medical practice dealing with the female reproductive system.
Dr. Zoidberg Unnamed Possibly the Cave Troll or the Watcher of the Water, but then became similar to Sam Gamgee, as he helped Frydo get to The Geysers of Gygax.
Mom Momon Sauron. As a dragon, possibly Smaug from The Hobbit. The name is likely a reference to Mammon.
Walt, Larry and Igner Waltazar, Larius and Ignus The Black Riders, or Nazgûl
Roberto King of Wipe Castle Steward of Gondor from Lord of the Rings.
None Tunnelling Horror Possibly the Balrog.
Calculon Unnamed Just a regular knight.
Dwight Conrad, Cubert Farnsworth et al. Dwarfs Seen dancing at Titanius' castle. Might be a reference to the cheerful nature of the Shire from Lord of the Rings, which lived largely without the troubles of other lands.
Smitty and URL The King's guards The last remaining guards of Wipe Castle.
None Magic Arachnid Shelob.
None Treedledum Treebeard. Name is a parody of Tweedledum from Lewis Carroll's novel Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There.
None Peaches Unknown.
None Swamp Hag Unknown.
Scruffy Unnamed None. He seems to be the person who takes care of the centaurs.

Places

Cornwood location Reference
The Geysers of Gygax Mount Doom in Mordor. Also named for Gary Gygax, the creator of Dungeons & Dragons.
Cave of Hopelessness Moria in the Misty Mountains.
Wipe Castle Minas Tirith or the White City. Also the real life restaurant White Castle.

The map of Cornwood is a rough-drawn version of the "real" Lord of the Rings map of Middle-Earth, inverted horizontally (i.e. as if seen reflected in an ordinary mirror).

Races and people

Cornwood race/people Reference
The Fellowship The Fellowship of the Ring from Lord of the Rings, who seeks out to the destroy the One Ring. Though in Cornwood, they seek to destroy the Die of Power.
Gnomes Unknown.
Hobbits The Hobbits in Lord of the Rings, even though they are not shown. They seem to be a crossbreed of hobos and rabbits.
Centaurs Seems to be a combination of the elves and the people of Rohan.
Wipe Castle's land Gondor.
Momon's Army of Evil, and Navy of Moral-Dubiousness The forces of Mordor.
Morcs Orcs. Also a parody of the character of Mork from Mork & Mindy. (Morcs where also the name of the Moe orcs from The Simpson Game.)
Giant Kangaroos Oliphaunts.

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