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9th Jun '18 11:24:07 AM MaskedAndDangerous
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* ''Veins of the Earth'', an expansion for TabletopGame/LamentationsOfTheFlamePrincess, features an endless labyrinth miles below the earth. Treasure is plenty down there, but food and light are worth their weight in gold.


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* ''Veins of the Earth'', an expansion for TabletopGame/LamentationsOfTheFlamePrincess, features an endless labyrinth miles below the earth. Treasure is plenty down there, but food and light are worth their weight in gold.
9th Jun '18 11:21:58 AM MaskedAndDangerous
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* Skullport, located under the city of Waterdeep, is an example of this trope from the ''TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms''.

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* Skullport, located under the city of Waterdeep, is an example of this trope from the ''TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms''. Not to mention the Underdark, home of the Drow.
* ''Veins of the Earth'', an expansion for TabletopGame/LamentationsOfTheFlamePrincess, features an endless labyrinth miles below the earth. Treasure is plenty down there, but food and light are worth their weight in gold.
31st May '18 1:05:07 PM Theriocephalus
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-->-- '''Music/TomWaits''', "Underground" - ''Music/{{Swordfishtrombones}}''

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-->-- '''Music/TomWaits''', "Underground" - -- ''Music/{{Swordfishtrombones}}''



* ''VideoGame/ProjectEden'' takes place almost entirely under a futuristic megacity. It's not all sewers, either - a lot of the game area once was inhabited, or part of massive maintenance systems and factories. Some neutral characters still live down there... along with a lot of hostile ones.

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* ''VideoGame/ProjectEden'' takes place almost entirely under a futuristic megacity. It's not all sewers, either - -- a lot of the game area once was inhabited, or part of massive maintenance systems and factories. Some neutral characters still live down there... along with a lot of hostile ones.



* Subterranean civilizations armed with giant {{Robeast}}s are perhaps the second favorite SuperRobot series antagonist after Alien Invaders. One of the first examples is the Dinosaur Empire of the ''Manga/GetterRobo'' series.
** Followed only a few months later by the Mycenae Empire in ''Anime/GreatMazinger''.
* In a variation, ''ElementalLordCybuster'' has a ''world'' in the middle of the Earth, though this ''might'' be a magical dimension.
** Naturally, this is based of the world of La Gias in the ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' series

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* Subterranean civilizations armed with giant {{Robeast}}s are perhaps the second favorite SuperRobot series antagonist after Alien Invaders. One of the first examples is the Dinosaur Empire of the ''Manga/GetterRobo'' series.
** Followed
series, followed only a few months later by the Mycenae Empire in ''Anime/GreatMazinger''.
* In a variation, ''ElementalLordCybuster'' has a ''world'' in the middle of the Earth, though this ''might'' be a magical dimension.
**
dimension. Naturally, this is based of the world of La Gias in the ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' series



* Creator/TadWilliams' ''Literature/MemorySorrowAndThorn'' series heavily utilizes this trope. Not only is the Hayholt, capital of Erkynland, built atop the ruins of the [[TheFairFolk Sithi]] city of Asu'a, but the entire continent of Osten Ard seems to be riddled with caverns and tunnels, the majority of which were constructed or at least "tamed" by the Dwarrows over countless eons. The Dwarrows use these tunnels to travel from one ancient city to another while remaining completely unobserved by mortals and Sithi alike. The tunnels beneath the Hayholt in particular are a major plot device - TheHero Simon gets lost there no less than three times and they are used by various factions to bypass the castle walls during the [[StormingTheCastle final battle]]. Further, they serve as a metaphor for Simon's CharacterDevelopment.
* ''Literature/TailchasersSong'' has Vastnir, [[spoiler: a nightmarish place populated by various mutant cats and enslaved normal cats, run by fallen god Grizraz Hearteater.]]
* [[OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame Every dwarf ever]]. The most famous modern example (and the one most other portrayals are largely based on) is Creator/JRRTolkien's ''Literature/TheHobbit''.

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* Creator/TadWilliams' ''Literature/MemorySorrowAndThorn'' series heavily utilizes this trope. Not only is the Hayholt, capital of Erkynland, built atop the ruins of the [[TheFairFolk Sithi]] city of Asu'a, but the entire continent of Osten Ard seems to be riddled with caverns and tunnels, the majority of which were constructed or at least "tamed" by the Dwarrows over countless eons. The Dwarrows use these tunnels to travel from one ancient city to another while remaining completely unobserved by mortals and Sithi alike. The tunnels beneath the Hayholt in particular are a major plot device - -- TheHero Simon gets lost there no less than three times and they are used by various factions to bypass the castle walls during the [[StormingTheCastle final battle]]. Further, they serve as a metaphor for Simon's CharacterDevelopment.
* ''Literature/TailchasersSong'' has Vastnir, an underground fortress and extensive tunnel complex in the far north of the world. [[spoiler: It's a nightmarish place populated by various mutant cats and enslaved normal cats, run by fallen god Grizraz Hearteater.]]
* [[OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame Every dwarf ever]]. The most famous modern example (and the one most other portrayals are largely based on) is Creator/JRRTolkien's ''Literature/TheHobbit''.
Hearteater]].



** ''TabletopGame/{{Ravenloft}}'' didn't have an underworld that spanned the entire setting, but one of the islands in the Mists was built on taking this trope to its most horrible conclusion -- Bluetspur, home of the mind flayers. Also, the Arak lived in a Beneath the Earth environment before the Shadow Rift appeared, while the domain of Timor relocated to lie underneath that of Paridon.

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** ''TabletopGame/{{Ravenloft}}'' didn't have an underworld that spanned the entire setting, but one of the islands in the Mists was built on taking this trope to its most horrible conclusion -- Bluetspur, home of the mind flayers. Also, the Arak shadow fey lived in a Beneath the Earth environment before the Shadow Rift appeared, while the domain of Timor relocated to lie underneath that of Paridon.
17th May '18 10:50:29 AM MagnusForce
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* The Victorians from Series/UltramanGinga S'' are a subterranean civilization of humans protected by Ultraman Victory and the monster Shepherdon. They dwell in massive caverns with light provided by giant {{Power Crystal}}s called Victorium. However, when aliens begin to pull Victorium to the surface in a plot to resurrect the BigBad, the Victorians come into contact with the surface world.
** The Victorians were partially an homage to an episode of the original ''Series/{{Ultraman}}'' that featured a highly advanced civilization of eyeless HumanSubspecies that sought to conquer their surface kin by enslaving Ultraman and unleashing their own monster named Telesdon.



** The uppermost layer, Nar-Voth, consists of extremely deep and extensive but otherwise fairly normal caverns (which are often isolated and do not form a continuous network), and is the most familiar layer to the surface-dwellers. While most of it is sparsely populated stony wilderness, it is also home to fairly normal humanoids like [[OurGoblinsAreDifferent goblins]], [[LizardFolk troglodytes]] and [[OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame duergar]].

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** The uppermost layer, Nar-Voth, consists of extremely deep and extensive but otherwise fairly normal caverns (which are often isolated and do not form a continuous network), and is the most familiar layer to the surface-dwellers. While most of it is sparsely populated stony wilderness, it is also home to fairly normal humanoids like [[OurGoblinsAreDifferent goblins]], [[LizardFolk troglodytes]] and [[OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame duergar]].duergar]], and some less normal ones like [[TheFairFolk derros]], [[PlantPerson vegepygmies]], and [[MonstrousHumanoid mongrelmen]].



** The Darklands also extend beneath [[FarEast Tian Xia]] in the far east, although there they are home to creatures such as oni and the [[Franchise/CthulhuMythos Denizens of Leng]] rather than the races of the western Darklands.

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** The Darklands also extend beneath [[FarEast Tian Xia]] in the far east, although there they are home to creatures such as oni and {{oni}}, the [[Franchise/CthulhuMythos Denizens of Leng]] Leng]], [[ClockworkCreature haunted clockworks]], and [[OurGiantsAreBigger cave giants]] rather than the races of the western Darklands.
27th Apr '18 12:34:34 PM vexusdylandasecond
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* ''TabletopGame/YuGiOh'': The [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Subterror Subterror]] archetype, in particular the Behemoths are all depicted as gigantic monsters living underneath the earth. This is emulated with their effects, which involve flipping themselves face-down and then using their abilities when they are flipped face-up.
13th Mar '18 6:47:25 PM vexusdylandasecond
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* ''WebAnimation/{{Dreamscape}}'': [[GuardianEntity CHEN]] normally resides in the center of the planet.
17th Feb '18 9:35:25 PM nombretomado
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Often found side-by-side in with the UndergroundLevel and AbsurdlySpaciousSewer. In mythology, folklore, and fantasy, this is typically where you'll find TheUnderworld. (Or [[{{Hell}} that other place.]]) In ScienceFiction and PulpFiction settings, this will often be home to the MoleMen, as well as dinosaurs in any eventual lost worlds. In fantasy, expect instead to find [[OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame dwarves]], [[OurGoblinsAreDifferent goblins]] and [[OurElvesAreBetter dark elves]] making their homes down here. The KingInTheMountain can also be found here, resting until his hour of need comes again. When there's a whole hidden social system living underground, in secret but fairly regular contact with the mundane surface population, that's a WainscotSociety. See also MouseWorld, which is basically this but on a smaller scale, and DugTooDeep.

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Often found side-by-side in with the UndergroundLevel and AbsurdlySpaciousSewer. In mythology, folklore, and fantasy, this is typically where you'll find TheUnderworld. (Or [[{{Hell}} that other place.]]) In ScienceFiction and PulpFiction pulp settings, this will often be home to the MoleMen, as well as dinosaurs in any eventual lost worlds. In fantasy, expect instead to find [[OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame dwarves]], [[OurGoblinsAreDifferent goblins]] and [[OurElvesAreBetter dark elves]] making their homes down here. The KingInTheMountain can also be found here, resting until his hour of need comes again. When there's a whole hidden social system living underground, in secret but fairly regular contact with the mundane surface population, that's a WainscotSociety. See also MouseWorld, which is basically this but on a smaller scale, and DugTooDeep.
29th Jan '18 2:27:11 PM Discar
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* Creator/TadWilliams' ''Literature/MemorySorrowAndThorn'' series heavily utilizes this trope. Not only is the Hayholt, capital of [[TheKingdom Erkynland]], built atop the ruins of the [[TheFairFolk Sithi]] city of Asu'a, but the entire continent of Osten Ard seems to be riddled with caverns and tunnels, the majority of which were constructed or at least "tamed" by the Dwarrows over countless eons. The Dwarrows use these tunnels to travel from one ancient city to another while remaining completely unobserved by mortals and Sithi alike. The tunnels beneath the Hayholt in particular are a major plot device - TheHero Simon gets lost there no less than three times and they are used by various factions to bypass the castle walls during the [[StormingTheCastle final battle]]. Further, they serve as a metaphor for Simon's CharacterDevelopment.

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* Creator/TadWilliams' ''Literature/MemorySorrowAndThorn'' series heavily utilizes this trope. Not only is the Hayholt, capital of [[TheKingdom Erkynland]], Erkynland, built atop the ruins of the [[TheFairFolk Sithi]] city of Asu'a, but the entire continent of Osten Ard seems to be riddled with caverns and tunnels, the majority of which were constructed or at least "tamed" by the Dwarrows over countless eons. The Dwarrows use these tunnels to travel from one ancient city to another while remaining completely unobserved by mortals and Sithi alike. The tunnels beneath the Hayholt in particular are a major plot device - TheHero Simon gets lost there no less than three times and they are used by various factions to bypass the castle walls during the [[StormingTheCastle final battle]]. Further, they serve as a metaphor for Simon's CharacterDevelopment.
26th Jan '18 5:46:06 AM Cryoclaste
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* Skullport, located under the city of Waterdeep, is an example of this trope from the ForgottenRealms.

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* Skullport, located under the city of Waterdeep, is an example of this trope from the ForgottenRealms.''TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms''.
6th Jan '18 6:56:53 PM WillKeaton
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* 'WesternAnimation/MightyMax'', gives us Skull Mountain, located deep underground and surrounded by magma, which is [[BigBad Skullmaster]]'s abode, having been banished there thousands of years ago.

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* 'WesternAnimation/MightyMax'', ''WesternAnimation/MightyMax'', gives us Skull Mountain, located deep underground and surrounded by magma, which is [[BigBad Skullmaster]]'s abode, having been banished there thousands of years ago.
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