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25th Sep '16 4:25:56 AM Morgenthaler
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* Several ''OldWorldOfDarkness'' games incorporate this trope. ''TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade'' has Nosferatu warrens, while ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse'' has Black Spiral Dancer hives.

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* Several ''OldWorldOfDarkness'' ''TabletopGame/OldWorldOfDarkness'' games incorporate this trope. ''TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade'' has Nosferatu warrens, while ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse'' has Black Spiral Dancer hives.
10th Aug '16 11:34:27 PM Geoduck
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* The ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' version of Paris has large sections of its population living underground.



* As noted above in the Shadowrun entry, following an [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seattle_Fire enormous fire]] in 1889 and having a constant battle with tidal flooding, the city of UsefulNotes/{{Seattle}} rebuilt its entire business district one story higher, on top of the mostly filled-in ruins of the first version, leaving a motley collection of privately-owned tunnels, many of which exist to this day.

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* As noted above in the Shadowrun entry, following an [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seattle_Fire enormous fire]] in 1889 and having a constant battle with tidal flooding, the city of UsefulNotes/{{Seattle}} rebuilt its entire business district one story higher, on top of the mostly filled-in ruins of the first version, leaving a motley collection of privately-owned tunnels, many of which exist to this day.day; some of them have been cleaned out and host tours.
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.
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