Dead Worlds are places where one spends his or her afterlife. According to storyboard artist Jesse Moynihan, the reason there are 50 "dead worlds" will be explained later on in the series. The first mention of a dead world was in "The New Frontier" by Jake who says one must transcend into Glob World. In The Vault, Finn is shown to have been reincarnated multiple times, suggesting that each incarnation of a person is sent to the corresponding Dead World.
9th Dead WorldThe 9th Dead World is mentioned in the episode "James Baxter the Horse." When an angry ghost mauls Finn and Jake, Jake thinks about their impending death. He says that, since a lot of dead people will be there, they might become separated. So as a means of identification, Jake tells him to listen for a rhythmic clapping sound he will perform.
37th Dead WorldWand of Disbursement on Mars. Death appears to inhabit this world and Abraham Lincoln was able to visit it at will. The 37th Dead World may be related to Land of the Dead, as Death is shown to dwell there in "Death in Bloom."
50th Dead World
The 50th Dead World is a location, theoretically similar to a heaven, mentioned several times in "Ghost Princess." Nothing is known about it, except that ghosts ascend there when they learn the cause of their deaths. Known ascendants are Ghost Princess and her love, Clarence.This dead world is mentioned again in the episode "The Suitor" by Braco, who stated that he wanted to float up to it with Princess Bubblegum.