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17th Feb '18 12:20:11 AM StFan
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* During Susie's nightmare during ''[[Fanfic/TheBestSevenYears In Love And War]]'', several cardboard boxes fall from the sky, some with the bottoms black, others white. Once they are finished falling, they resemble a giant checkerboard.
* In FanFic/TopHatsAndTigers, [[EldritchLocation the Mindspace]] resembles a WhiteVoidRoom, except it is checkerboard-patterned instead of blank.

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* During Susie's nightmare during ''[[Fanfic/TheBestSevenYears In Love And and War]]'', several cardboard boxes fall from the sky, some with the bottoms black, others white. Once they are finished falling, they resemble a giant checkerboard.
* In FanFic/TopHatsAndTigers, ''Fanfic/TopHatsAndTigers'', [[EldritchLocation the Mindspace]] resembles a WhiteVoidRoom, except it is checkerboard-patterned instead of blank.



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* The cockpit of the Majins/Megazords in ''Series/MahouSentaiMagiranger''/''Series/PowerRangersMysticForce'' is a not-actually-real place that looks like a checkerboard floor in the middle of a void.
** For bonus points, the Rangers themselves even have their lower bodies turned into chess pieces bases while they're there.

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* ''Franchise/SuperSentai''/''Franchise/PowerRangers'':
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The cockpit of the Majins/Megazords in ''Series/MahouSentaiMagiranger''/''Series/PowerRangersMysticForce'' is a not-actually-real place that looks like a checkerboard floor in the middle of a void.
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* Lots in ''[[VideoGame/AmericanMcGeesAlice American McGee's Alice]]'' and [[VideoGame/AliceMadnessReturns its sequel]], as you'd expect from something based on ''Literature/AliceInWonderland''.
* Tartarus in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}''.

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* Due to the ease of generating a checkerboard pattern on an infinite plane, this is a common aspect of early computer-generated images. Compare the classic mirrored sphere on a checkerboard floor. Not to mention the famous checkerball from the early UsefulNotes/{{Amiga}} graphics demo (it was patterned so you could see that it was spinning) -- so famous that it eventually became the platform's official logo.
* Commonly used to represent transparency in images being edited. Used in Paint Shop Pro, Paint.NET, The Gimp, and others.
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* Lots in ''[[VideoGame/AmericanMcGeesAlice American McGee's Alice]]'' ''VideoGame/AmericanMcGeesAlice'' and [[VideoGame/AliceMadnessReturns its sequel]], as you'd expect from something based on ''Literature/AliceInWonderland''.
''Literature/AlicesAdventuresInWonderland''.
* Tartarus in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}''.''VideoGame/Persona3''.






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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': there's a notable creepy checkerboard ground in the scenes where the mane cast confront the villain Discord on his throne during part two of the season 2 premiere. Because of [[RealityWarper Discord]], all of Ponyville had effectively been turned into an EldritchLocation.
** In the comics, a map included in one issue has a similar design for the site of where a battle with Discord was once held long ago.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': there's There's a notable creepy checkerboard ground in the scenes where the mane cast confront the villain Discord on his throne during part two of the season 2 premiere. Because of [[RealityWarper Discord]], all of Ponyville had effectively been turned into an EldritchLocation.
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EldritchLocation. In the comics, a map included in one issue has a similar design for the site of where a battle with Discord was once held long ago.
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* Due to the ease of generating a checkerboard pattern on an infinite plane, this is a common aspect of early computer-generated images. Compare the classic mirrored sphere on a checkerboard floor. Not to mention the famous checkerball from the early UsefulNotes/{{Amiga}} graphics demo (it was patterned so you could see that it was spinning) -- so famous that it eventually became the platform's official logo.
* Commonly used to represent transparency in images being edited. Used in Paint Shop Pro, Paint.NET, The Gimp, and others.

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3rd Jan '18 5:05:30 AM Cryoclaste
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* Interestingly, this shows up quite a bit on the {{Mario}} games, such as certain fortresses in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros3''. Given the ''Literature/AliceInWonderland'' roots, little wonder.

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* Interestingly, this shows up quite a bit on the {{Mario}} ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' games, such as certain fortresses in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros3''. Given the ''Literature/AliceInWonderland'' roots, little wonder.
21st Jul '17 10:43:01 AM CaptainColdCutCliche
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* In FanFic/Top Hats and Tigers, [[EldritchLocation the Mindspace]] resembles a WhiteVoidRoom, except it is checkerboard-patterned instead of blank.

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* In FanFic/Top Hats and Tigers, FanFic/TopHatsAndTigers, [[EldritchLocation the Mindspace]] resembles a WhiteVoidRoom, except it is checkerboard-patterned instead of blank.
21st Jul '17 10:42:32 AM CaptainColdCutCliche
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* In FanFic/Top Hats and Tigers, [[EldritchLocation the Mindspace]] resembles a WhiteVoidRoom, except it is checkerboard-patterned instead of blank.
12th May '17 7:52:11 PM eroock
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[[caption-width-right:300:Taking [[VariantChess 3-D Chess]] to a completely different level.]]

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[[caption-width-right:300:Taking [[caption-width-right:300:[-Taking [[VariantChess 3-D Chess]] to a completely different level.]]
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4th May '17 2:52:58 PM FF32
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* In a similar vein, the Collective Unconscious in the {{VideoGame/Persona}} series.

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* In a similar vein, the Collective Unconscious in the {{VideoGame/Persona}} [[Franchise/ShinMegamiTenseiPersona Persona]] series.
22nd Jan '17 8:12:24 AM Quanyails
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* VideoGame/YumeNikki has a checkered pattern on Madotsuki's shirt. The Fangames took that and carried on with it, ending up with this trope.

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* VideoGame/YumeNikki ''VideoGame/YumeNikki'' has a checkered pattern on Madotsuki's shirt. The Fangames took that and carried on with it, ending up with this trope.



* The ''VideoGame/ScottPilgrimVsTheWorld'' game cultimates in a BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind with Gideon on a checkerboard floor.

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* The ''VideoGame/ScottPilgrimVsTheWorld'' game cultimates culminates in a BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind with Gideon on a checkerboard floor.
9th Dec '16 5:07:11 PM WillKeaton
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* Interestingly, quite a bit on the {{Mario}} games, such as certain fortresses in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros3''. Given the ''Literature/AliceInWonderland'' roots, little wonder.

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* Interestingly, this shows up quite a bit on the {{Mario}} games, such as certain fortresses in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros3''. Given the ''Literature/AliceInWonderland'' roots, little wonder.
9th Dec '16 5:06:34 PM WillKeaton
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* All over ''Film/TheMatrix''; one example is when Neo goes to meet Morpheus (and first enters "the Real World.") The movie is pretty blatant with the ''Literature/AliceInWonderland'' refs in that scene.

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* All over ''Film/TheMatrix''; one ''Film/TheMatrix''. One example is when Neo goes to meet Morpheus (and first enters "the Real World.") The movie is pretty blatant with the ''Literature/AliceInWonderland'' refs in that scene.
5th Oct '16 2:55:29 PM DustSnitch
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* Chessboard patterns appear throughout the ''[[Creator/ThisIsIt Don't Hug Me I'm Scared]]'' series: the dining room floor in ''DHMIS 1'', the bathroom floor in ''2'', the picnic mat in ''3'', the digital world in ''4'', and the kitchen tiles in ''5''. It foreshadows [[spoiler:the LotusEaterMachine nature of the world they live in; the world's control room in ''6'' also has chessboard flooring]].

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* Chessboard patterns appear throughout the ''[[Creator/ThisIsIt Don't Hug Me I'm Scared]]'' ''WebVideo/DontHugMeImScared'' series: the dining room floor in ''DHMIS 1'', the bathroom floor in ''2'', the picnic mat in ''3'', the digital world in ''4'', and the kitchen tiles in ''5''. It This all foreshadows an important setting in the sixth and final episode: [[spoiler:the LotusEaterMachine nature of the world they live in; the world's control room in ''6'' also has chessboard flooring]].
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