The Middle East is a transcontinental region centered on Western Asia, and for major parts of Turkey and Egypt. The corresponding adjective is Middle Eastern and the derived noun is Middle Easterner. The term has come into wider usage beginning in the early 20th century. The history of the Middle East dates back to ancient times, with the (geopolitical) importance of the region being recognized for millennia. Several major religions have their origins in the Middle East, including Judaism, Christianity, and Islam; the Baha'i faith, Mandaeism, Unitarian Druze, and numerous other belief systems were also established within the region.
Regarding the villain tournaments context, the Middle East region is displayed by the appearance of fictional lands, particularly Agrabah, the Land of the Black Sands, the Forty Thieves' Den, and others. It has also been mentioned as the nationality of various heroes, including Sinbad and his pirate crew.