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27th Oct '17 9:41:07 AM DustSnitch
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27th Oct '17 9:38:06 AM DustSnitch
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Often, the landmark is a facade for something concealed inside or beneath it - sometimes becoming an ElaborateUndergroundBase. Most things that offer an explanation for {{Area 51}} as part of their plot count - but not if they just [[ButThenIdHaveToKillYou show us what's in there]]. It generally follows the RuleOfCool. If you had to bet on one landmark being affected, bet on the Art/StatueOfLiberty, just because of how central [[BigApplesauce New York City]] is.

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Often, the landmark is a facade for something concealed inside or beneath it - sometimes becoming an ElaborateUndergroundBase. Most things that offer an explanation for {{Area 51}} as part of their plot count - but not if they just [[ButThenIdHaveToKillYou show us what's in there]]. It generally follows the RuleOfCool. If you had to bet on one landmark being affected, bet on the Art/StatueOfLiberty, just because of how central [[BigApplesauce New York City]] is.
RuleOfCool.
27th Oct '17 9:32:57 AM DustSnitch
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Often, the landmark is a facade for something concealed inside or beneath it - sometimes becoming an ElaborateUndergroundBase. Most things that offer an explanation for {{Area 51}} as part of their plot count - but not if they just [[ButThenIdHaveToKillYou show us what's in there]]. It generally follows the RuleOfCool.

SuperTrope to EenieMeenieMinyMoai and PyramidPower[[note]]And AncientAstronauts, AncientConspiracy, {{Area 51}}, {{Atlantis}}, BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy, ETGaveUsWifi, HollowWorld, JuliusBeethovenDaVinci, Myth/PaulBunyan, RoswellThatEndsWell, RushmoreRefacement, UsefulNotes/StatueOfLiberty, and WeaponizedLandmark. SisterTrope to AllMythsAreTrue, AllTheoriesAreTrue, AlternateHistory, ElaborateUndergroundBase, GovernmentConspiracy, HistoricalInJoke, and LandmarkOfLore.[[/note]]. SubTrope of RealityRetcon.

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Often, the landmark is a facade for something concealed inside or beneath it - sometimes becoming an ElaborateUndergroundBase. Most things that offer an explanation for {{Area 51}} as part of their plot count - but not if they just [[ButThenIdHaveToKillYou show us what's in there]]. It generally follows the RuleOfCool. \n\n If you had to bet on one landmark being affected, bet on the Art/StatueOfLiberty, just because of how central [[BigApplesauce New York City]] is.

SuperTrope to EenieMeenieMinyMoai and PyramidPower[[note]]And AncientAstronauts, AncientConspiracy, {{Area 51}}, {{Atlantis}}, BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy, ETGaveUsWifi, HollowWorld, JuliusBeethovenDaVinci, Myth/PaulBunyan, RoswellThatEndsWell, RushmoreRefacement, UsefulNotes/StatueOfLiberty, and WeaponizedLandmark. SisterTrope to AllMythsAreTrue, AllTheoriesAreTrue, AlternateHistory, ElaborateUndergroundBase, GovernmentConspiracy, HistoricalInJoke, and LandmarkOfLore.[[/note]]. SubTrope of RealityRetcon.



* The UsefulNotes/StatueOfLiberty is really an old Weeping Angel which is inactive. Well, until it isn't inactive anymore. It is implied that the events take place not only in an alternate timeline but one where the Statue of Liberty was affected long ago and only hasn't been 'active' because of people constantly looking at it. This is made more explicit because of the mentions of New York suddenly being very quiet and everyone disappearing. 'Reality' is restored when [[spoiler: Rory and Amy killed themselves to create a paradox, wiping the Angels' scheme from the timeline]].

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* The UsefulNotes/StatueOfLiberty Art/StatueOfLiberty is really an old Weeping Angel which is inactive. Well, until it isn't inactive anymore. It is implied that the events take place not only in an alternate timeline but one where the Statue of Liberty was affected long ago and only hasn't been 'active' because of people constantly looking at it. This is made more explicit because of the mentions of New York suddenly being very quiet and everyone disappearing. 'Reality' is restored when [[spoiler: Rory and Amy killed themselves to create a paradox, wiping the Angels' scheme from the timeline]].
27th Oct '17 8:04:16 AM Malady
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* [[AlienInvasion According to legend]], where [[ChurchesAliensAndAppallingWeather Stoodley Pike now stands]] there were once some cairns or standing stones in its place. If one of the stones was moved then [[FlyingSaucer strange lights were seen to play around the hill]]. [[TrackingDevice It was also meant to be a medieval UFO tracking marker]].

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* [[AlienInvasion According to legend]], where [[ChurchesAliensAndAppallingWeather [[UsefulNotes/ChurchesAliensAndAppallingWeather Stoodley Pike now stands]] there were once some cairns or standing stones in its place. If one of the stones was moved then [[FlyingSaucer strange lights were seen to play around the hill]]. [[TrackingDevice It was also meant to be a medieval UFO tracking marker]].
23rd Sep '17 9:24:27 AM nombretomado
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* In ''AtlantisTheLostTales'' it's revealed that the Stonehenge was built to hide a terrible power and the Moai statues were made to appease a non-existent god.

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* In ''AtlantisTheLostTales'' ''VideoGame/AtlantisTheLostTales'' it's revealed that the Stonehenge was built to hide a terrible power and the Moai statues were made to appease a non-existent god.
16th Jan '17 3:01:18 AM KCN
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* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Visoki_De%C4%8Dani Visoki Decani]], a 14th century Serbian monastery, contains an icon of the Crucifixion with what looks like [[http://www.srbinside.rs/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/freskevi.jpg two UFOs]]. Notable alien conspiracy theorists, like Erich von Daeniken, have for decades considered this to be an evidence of UFO presence in medieval history. This "theory" was, of course, dismissed by the priests, who offered a more Biblical explanation of the painting.

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* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Visoki_De%C4%8Dani Visoki Decani]], a 14th century Serbian monastery, contains an icon of the Crucifixion with what looks like [[http://www.srbinside.rs/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/freskevi.jpg two UFOs]]. Notable alien conspiracy theorists, like Erich von Daeniken, Däniken, have for decades considered this to be an evidence of UFO presence in medieval history. This "theory" was, of course, dismissed by the priests, who offered a more Biblical explanation of the painting.
25th Aug '16 10:15:22 AM Doug86
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* And, this, explaining how the Ancients weren't quite as amazing as currently perceived: "how we helped the Egyptians build the pyramids, how [[Myth/GreekMythology the Greek gods]] were actually Loric, how we taught the Romans military strategy, and so on."

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* And, this, explaining how the Ancients weren't quite as amazing as currently perceived: "how we helped the Egyptians build the pyramids, how [[Myth/GreekMythology [[Myth/ClassicalMythology the Greek gods]] were actually Loric, how we taught the Romans military strategy, and so on."
12th Mar '16 7:20:29 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'', Aladdin and Jasmine fly the magic carpet to Egypt and a shocked stonemason breaks the nose off the Sphinx.
* In ''WesternAnimation/ThePrinceOfEgypt'', Ramses and Moses race their chariots through the monument construction grounds, causing a worker to hack off the Sphinx's nose.
* Animated film ''WesternAnimation/RiseOfTheGuardians'' explains the Aurora Borealis phenomenon as a communication method between [[BadAssSanta Father Christmas]], the Tooth Fairy, the EasterBunny and others.
* Promos for ''WesternAnimation/IceAge4ContinentalDrift'' showed Scrat causing the continental drift, shifting Pangaea into the present landmasses. He also accidentally created the Sphinx (in his image) and caused the sinking of [[{{Atlantis}} Scratlantis]].
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* In ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'', Aladdin and Jasmine fly the magic carpet to Egypt and a shocked stonemason breaks the nose off the Sphinx.
* In ''WesternAnimation/ThePrinceOfEgypt'', Ramses and Moses race their chariots through the monument construction grounds, causing a worker to hack off the Sphinx's nose.
* Animated film ''WesternAnimation/RiseOfTheGuardians'' explains the Aurora Borealis phenomenon as a communication method between [[BadAssSanta Father Christmas]], the Tooth Fairy, the EasterBunny and others.
* Promos for ''[[WesternAnimation/IceAge Ice Age 4: Continental Drift]]'' showed Scrat causing the continental drift, shifting Pangaea into the present landmasses.
** He also accidentally created the Sphinx (in his image) and caused the sinking of [[{{Atlantis}} Scratlantis]].
19th Feb '16 9:30:57 AM PaulA
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* The legend of the BlackSpot, a sign that a {{Pirate}} was [[AnyoneCanDie going to die/be killed]], is explained as given by a [[Creator/LilyCole healer]] that is only released by [[MirrorUniverse highly reflective materials]] (seawater, for example) in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E3TheCurseOfTheBlackSpot "The Curse of the Black Spot"]]. With PirateGirl BoardingParty and [[Series/DowntonAbbey Hugh Bonneville]].
** Note that in reality the BlackSpot is a fictitious literary device from {{Treasure Island}}.
13th Feb '16 7:12:38 PM Prfnoff
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* In the OgdenNash poem "The Thirteenth Labor of Hercules", it is suggested that the Sphinx's nose was deformed after Hercules won a riddle contest against the Sphinx:

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* In the OgdenNash Creator/OgdenNash poem "The Thirteenth Labor of Hercules", it is suggested that the Sphinx's nose was deformed after Hercules won a riddle contest against the Sphinx:
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