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23rd Jul '16 4:14:33 PM nombretomado
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* The Terry Fermians in the CarlBarks story "Land Beneath the Ground".

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* The Terry Fermians in the CarlBarks Creator/CarlBarks story "Land Beneath the Ground".
29th Jun '16 6:34:41 PM Doug86
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* In ''TheYoungOnes'' episode "Boring", our heroes are all bored out of their skulls. Meanwhile, just below their house, the king of the underground kingdom where nothing boring ever happens laments the fact that he may never meet a boring person.

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* In ''TheYoungOnes'' ''Series/TheYoungOnes'' episode "Boring", our heroes are all bored out of their skulls. Meanwhile, just below their house, the king of the underground kingdom where nothing boring ever happens laments the fact that he may never meet a boring person.
25th Jun '16 4:13:58 PM nombretomado
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* Onu-Koro and Mangaia in ''{{Bionicle}}''.

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* Onu-Koro and Mangaia in ''{{Bionicle}}''.''Toys/{{Bionicle}}''.
24th Jun '16 2:54:17 AM Morgenthaler
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* Fruity, Matt and Chaka in MTV's ''{{Downtown}}'' venture into the subway tunnels in New York so Matt can tag the trains; while they wander around, they talk about all the crazy inhabitants they've heard tell of. Suggestions include: survivalists, mole people, giant snakes, and transit cops who stage fights.

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* Fruity, Matt and Chaka in MTV's ''{{Downtown}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Downtown}}'' venture into the subway tunnels in New York so Matt can tag the trains; while they wander around, they talk about all the crazy inhabitants they've heard tell of. Suggestions include: survivalists, mole people, giant snakes, and transit cops who stage fights.
22nd Jun '16 11:28:47 PM GoblinCipher
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* Deep below the surface of Britannia in ''VideoGames/{{Ultima}} V'' is the Underworld, a wild neverland of linked caverns and river rapids that collapses at the game's end. In ''Ultima VI'' you can proceed through the ruins and reach the other side of the flat earth.
6th Jun '16 5:08:53 AM Morgenthaler
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* Underland in Creator/CSLewis's ''The Silver Chair'', the fourth (or sixth, depending whether you go chronologically or by date published) book of ''[[{{Narnia}} The Chronicles of Narnia]]''. However, the topmost layer is all the protagonists get to visit; turns out there is a world much ''much'' further down below called the Land of Bism.

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* Underland in Creator/CSLewis's ''The Silver Chair'', the fourth (or sixth, depending whether you go chronologically or by date published) book of ''[[{{Narnia}} The Chronicles of Narnia]]''.''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia''. However, the topmost layer is all the protagonists get to visit; turns out there is a world much ''much'' further down below called the Land of Bism.



* Creator/JulesVerne's ''JourneyToTheCenterOfTheEarth'' takes place primarily in a complex network of caves beneath the surface of the Earth, accessible through volcanic vents. There’s even a subterranean ocean, the Lidenbrock Sea, which fills a single titanic cavern, is lit by constant electrical storms, and is inhabited by [[PrehistoricMonster Prehistoric]] {{Sea Monster}}s.
* Creator/TadWilliams' ''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/JulesVerne's ''JourneyToTheCenterOfTheEarth'' ''Literature/JourneyToTheCenterOfTheEarth'' takes place primarily in a complex network of caves beneath the surface of the Earth, accessible through volcanic vents. There’s even a subterranean ocean, the Lidenbrock Sea, which fills a single titanic cavern, is lit by constant electrical storms, and is inhabited by [[PrehistoricMonster Prehistoric]] {{Sea Monster}}s.
* Creator/TadWilliams' ''MemorySorrowAndThorn'' ''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.
3rd May '16 8:52:25 PM PaulA
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* ''Series/BeautyAndTheBeast'' featured "the World Below", an elaborately gothic underground colony secretly constructed long ago and connected with the sewers and subways of New York.

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* ''Series/BeautyAndTheBeast'' ''Series/{{Beauty and the Beast|1987}}'' featured "the World Below", an elaborately gothic underground colony secretly constructed long ago and connected with the sewers and subways of New York.
29th Apr '16 10:33:22 PM Theriocephalus
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* This is the main setting of ''Webcomic/{{Drowtales}}'', where the bulk of Drow civilization consists of a handful of large subterranean city-states within large caverns in an extensive underworld, separated by large stretches of stony wilderness home to isolated outposts, degenerate Drow MoleMen, and the few Dwarf nations the Drow didn't wipe out.
28th Apr '16 11:47:19 AM AnoneMouseJr.
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* Creator/RolandSmith's ''Beneath'' sees the protagonists winding up in a colony of people under New York City... whose leader is plotting to one day return to the surface and take over.
19th Apr '16 12:25:08 AM Pichu-kun
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* There was a group called "The Morlocks" in ''Comicbook/XMen'' who lived in the sewers. They were mutants who ''couldn't'' pass for normal humans.
** Originally the Morlocks chose to have their physical appearance altered by Masque as a sign that they had rejected the surface world.

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* There was a group called "The Morlocks" in ''Comicbook/XMen'' who lived in the sewers. They were mutants who ''couldn't'' pass for normal humans.
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humans. Originally the Morlocks chose to have their physical appearance altered by Masque as a sign that they had rejected the surface world.



* ''WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail'':
** The cat gang.
** The exiled tribe of Native American mice in the third film (though this also crosses over with caverns, being that there is a system of small mouse-sized caves beneath the New York subway system in which the tribe dwells).



* Suggested in the novel ''Literature/TheWarOfTheWorlds'', as the artilleryman briefly involves the hero in a plan to form an underground resistance movement against the Martians based in the London sewers (which, he says, would be swept clean by the rain once they've fallen into disuse), using tunnels connected to cellars throughout the city. Nothing, besides a single half-dug trench, actually comes of his plan.
** [[SarcasmMode To be fair]], he'd only had a week to dig, [[BrilliantButLazy and one can't always work]].

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* Suggested in the novel ''Literature/TheWarOfTheWorlds'', as the artilleryman briefly involves the hero in a plan to form an underground resistance movement against the Martians based in the London sewers (which, he says, would be swept clean by the rain once they've fallen into disuse), using tunnels connected to cellars throughout the city. Nothing, besides a single half-dug trench, actually comes of his plan.
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plan. [[SarcasmMode To be fair]], he'd only had a week to dig, [[BrilliantButLazy and one can't always work]].






* The underground shelter in the ''Series/DoctorWho'' story ''The Enemy of the World''.

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
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The underground shelter in the ''Series/DoctorWho'' story ''The Enemy of the World''.



* In ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes'', the titular city has an impressively large, intricate, cavernous, and heavily-populated sewer system. If heading down there, expect zombies, evil cultists, devil-worshippers, Nazis (untill they got {{RetCon}}ned out, anyway) and cyborgs. If you head deeper into the Abandoned Sewer System, you'd better bring friends, since it's virtually covered with interdimensional mutants, hostile aliens, demons, ghosts, and the occasional tentacled superdimensional [[MonsterOfTheWeek monster-of-the-week]].

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* In ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes'', the ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes'':
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titular city has an impressively large, intricate, cavernous, and heavily-populated sewer system. If heading down there, expect zombies, evil cultists, devil-worshippers, Nazis (untill they got {{RetCon}}ned out, anyway) and cyborgs. If you head deeper into the Abandoned Sewer System, you'd better bring friends, since it's virtually covered with interdimensional mutants, hostile aliens, demons, ghosts, and the occasional tentacled superdimensional [[MonsterOfTheWeek monster-of-the-week]].



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' took on this trope, too, with a civilization of mutants living in the sewers of New New York. However, FridgeLogic can make one wonder why they don't use the ruined buildings rather than make their own junkheaps out of things flushed down the toilet. Maybe it's the running water, or maybe the writers felt that the RuleOfFunny justified the contrast.
** It is also rumored that there's a freakish race of sub-mutants living in the sewers of Old New York (under the sewers of New New York), but that's just a sub-urban legend.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' took on this trope, too, with a civilization of mutants living in the sewers of New New York. However, FridgeLogic can make one wonder why they don't use the ruined buildings rather than make their own junkheaps out of things flushed down the toilet. Maybe it's the running water, or maybe the writers felt that the RuleOfFunny justified the contrast.
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contrast. It is also rumored that there's a freakish race of sub-mutants living in the sewers of Old New York (under the sewers of New New York), but that's just a sub-urban legend.



* ''TheSimpsons''

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* ''TheSimpsons''''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''



* The cat gang in ''WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail''.
** Also, the exiled tribe of Native American mice in the third film (though this also crosses over with caverns, being that there is a system of small mouse-sized caves beneath the New York subway system in which the tribe dwells).



* Haven City, home of the fairy folk in the ''Literature/ArtemisFowl'' series.
** Given the quantity of [[AppliedPhlebotinum Phlebotinium]] to which the Fey have access, Haven City is really more an ElaborateUndergroundBase than a simple Beneath The Earth dwelling.

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* Haven City, home of the fairy folk in the ''Literature/ArtemisFowl'' series.
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series. Given the quantity of [[AppliedPhlebotinum Phlebotinium]] to which the Fey have access, Haven City is really more an ElaborateUndergroundBase than a simple Beneath The Earth dwelling.



* ''TailchasersSong'' has Vastnir, [[spoiler: A nightmarish place populated by various mutant cats, and enslaved normal cats. Run by fallen god Grizraz Hearteater.]]

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* ''TailchasersSong'' ''Literature/TailchasersSong'' has Vastnir, [[spoiler: A nightmarish place populated by various mutant cats, and enslaved normal cats. Run by fallen god Grizraz Hearteater.]]
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