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12th Mar '17 1:49:23 PM nombretomado
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* In ''MoreInformationThanYouRequire'', the Mole Men live here with thir hideous steeds and the Trogloditic men. Fortunately for mankind, the Mole Men are relatively nice 18th Century Enlightenment-types

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* In ''MoreInformationThanYouRequire'', ''Literature/MoreInformationThanYouRequire'', the Mole Men live here with thir hideous steeds and the Trogloditic men. Fortunately for mankind, the Mole Men are relatively nice 18th Century Enlightenment-types
6th Mar '17 4:24:01 PM Theriocephalus
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* ''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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* ''Literature/TailchasersSong'' has Vastnir, [[spoiler: A a nightmarish place populated by various mutant cats, cats and enslaved normal cats. Run cats, run by fallen god Grizraz Hearteater.]]



** In ''TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms'' and ''TabletopGame/{{Greyhawk}}'', it's called the Underdark, and both use it in more or less the same way--a very hostile environment filled with ancient evil races where EverythingIsTryingToKillYou.

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** In ''TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms'' and ''TabletopGame/{{Greyhawk}}'', it's called the Underdark, and both use it in more or less the same way--a way -- a very hostile environment filled with ancient evil races where EverythingIsTryingToKillYou.



* The Skaven in TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}} have a vast "under-empire" centered under the ruins of Skavenblight, with tunnels stretching all over the continent.

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* The Skaven in TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}} ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' have a vast "under-empire" centered under the ruins of Skavenblight, with tunnels stretching all over the continent.
4th Mar '17 11:34:13 AM Theriocephalus
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* ''Manga/GetterRobo'': The Dinosaur Empire, where evolved dinosaurs were forced to hide underground since Earth was being bathed by a type of cosmic radiation -the Getter rays- that was killing them.

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* ''Manga/GetterRobo'': The Dinosaur Empire, where evolved dinosaurs were forced to hide underground since Earth was being bathed by a type of cosmic radiation -the -- the Getter rays- rays -- that was killing them.



* Much deeper than the Morlocks lies Subterrannea, inhabited by yellow-skinned, weak-willed humanoids and ruled by various humans who've gone there over the centuries--most notably the Mole Man, a ComicBook/FantasticFour villain.

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* Much deeper than the Morlocks lies Subterrannea, inhabited by yellow-skinned, weak-willed humanoids and ruled by various humans who've gone there over the centuries--most centuries -- most notably the Mole Man, a ComicBook/FantasticFour villain.



* ''MyLittlePony'' has the Dell Dwellers from "Mish Mash Melee" and the Kingdom of the Lava Demons from "Quest of the Princess Ponies".

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* ''MyLittlePony'' ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyAndFriends'' has the Dell Dwellers from "Mish Mash Melee" and the Kingdom of the Lava Demons from "Quest of the Princess Ponies".



** In "Mercy Mission" R2 and 3PO end up wandering about the cave-system beneath the surface of planet Aleen. There they encountered the inhabitants, who were causing earthquakes, trying to seal the breach between them and the surface, because surface air was poisonous to them.
** In "Bounty" Asajj Ventress and Boba Fett's crew visited a planet, Quarzite, which was inhabitable only below the surface. At the time the two native species, the Belugans and Kages were engaged in a CivilWar.

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** In "Mercy Mission" Mission", R2 and 3PO end up wandering about the cave-system cave system beneath the surface of planet Aleen. There they encountered the inhabitants, who included tree-like humanoids and the frog-like fairy Orphne, were causing earthquakes, trying to seal the breach between them and the surface, because surface air was poisonous to them.
** In "Bounty" "Bounty", Asajj Ventress and Boba Fett's crew visited a planet, Quarzite, which was inhabitable only below the surface. At the time the two native species, the Belugans and Kages Kages, were engaged in a CivilWar.



* Deep caverns permeated by sulfur gases are one of the major refuges for Archaea: ancient prokaryotes that dominated the primordial Earth before oxygen levels rose in the atmosphere. A far cry from dinosaurs, but still a "lost world" ecosystem that persists underground, billions of years after being displaced from much of the planet's surface.

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* Deep caverns permeated by sulfur gases are one of the major refuges for Archaea: Archaea, ancient prokaryotes that dominated the primordial Earth before oxygen levels rose in the atmosphere. A far cry from dinosaurs, but still a "lost world" ecosystem that persists underground, billions of years after being displaced from much of the planet's surface.
4th Mar '17 11:29:00 AM Theriocephalus
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Not so lucky ones (who often want revenge) get gloom, fungus (often of [[FungusHumongous incredible size]] and [[MushroomMan possibly sentient]]) and lava [[ConvectionSchmonvection (which tends to somehow survivable)]]. Often based on the "Morlocks" in Creator/HGWells' book ''Literature/TheTimeMachine''. Particularly well-to-do ones will build an UndergroundCity instead.

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.]]) 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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Not so lucky ones (who often want revenge) revenge on whoever forced them to live here) get gloom, fungus (often of [[FungusHumongous incredible size]] and [[MushroomMan possibly sentient]]) and lava [[ConvectionSchmonvection (which tends to somehow survivable)]]. Often based on the "Morlocks" in Creator/HGWells' book ''Literature/TheTimeMachine''. Particularly well-to-do ones will build an UndergroundCity instead.

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.
3rd Mar '17 11:57:35 PM Theriocephalus
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Those who live BeneathTheEarth are often exiles from the World Above. They fled either to create a new home for themselves, or to harbor their grudge for revenge (depending on how well they did). Alternately, they may have fled to escape [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt The End Of Their World As They Knew It.]] If they had better technology or more resources, they might have built an ElaborateUndergroundBase or even an UndergroundCity; but if they don't they have to make do with simple caves and tunnels.

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Those who live BeneathTheEarth Beneath the Earth are often exiles from the World Above. They fled either to create a new home for themselves, or to harbor their grudge for revenge (depending on how well they did). Alternately, they may have fled to escape [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt The End Of Their World As They Knew It.]] If they had better technology or more resources, they might have built an ElaborateUndergroundBase or even an UndergroundCity; but if they don't they have to make do with simple caves and tunnels.



Go a few kilometers deeper, and the Earth's crust is filled with spacious caverns. The really lucky BeneathTheEarth dwellers will have a LostWorld thing going, with tropical flora and fauna in abundance (although occasionally with monsters like [[EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs dinosaurs]]).

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Go a few kilometers deeper, and the Earth's crust is filled with spacious caverns. The really lucky BeneathTheEarth underground dwellers will have a LostWorld thing going, with tropical flora and fauna in abundance (although occasionally with monsters like [[EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs dinosaurs]]).



** ''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 BeneathTheEarth 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, conclusion -- Bluetspur, home of the mind flayers.
*** Also, the Arak lived in a BeneathTheEarth Beneath the Earth environment before the Shadow Rift appeared, while the domain of Timor relocated to lie underneath that of Paridon.



* The Sierra adventure game ''VideoGame/TorinsPassage'' has no less than four separate worlds BeneathTheEarth, each one nested inside the other. In the outermost world, being banished to The Lands Below is a form of capital punishment.

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* The Sierra adventure game ''VideoGame/TorinsPassage'' has no less than four separate worlds BeneathTheEarth, Beneath the Earth, each one nested inside the other. In the outermost world, being banished to The the Lands Below is a form of capital punishment.



* ''VideoGame/VividConceptions'': BeneathTheEarth is where the miniature Bantam civilization dwelled before dinosaurs even existed, and where the game takes place.

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* ''VideoGame/VividConceptions'': BeneathTheEarth Beneath the Earth is where the miniature Bantam civilization dwelled before dinosaurs even existed, and where the game takes place.
1st Feb '17 1:01:48 PM Xtifr
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* The Sierra adventure game ''TorinsPassage'' has no less than four separate worlds BeneathTheEarth, each one nested inside the other. In the outermost world, being banished to The Lands Below is a form of capital punishment.

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* The Sierra adventure game ''TorinsPassage'' ''VideoGame/TorinsPassage'' has no less than four separate worlds BeneathTheEarth, each one nested inside the other. In the outermost world, being banished to The Lands Below is a form of capital punishment.
21st Jan '17 6:42:28 PM MiddleEighth
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*Or, beneath the surface of the Flying Island of Tipaan in ''Fanfic/TheKeysStandAlone: The Soft World''. Most of the Svenjaya have to live in the Svenjaya tunnels. The tunnels play a key role in the Tipaan chapters.
19th Jan '17 1:40:50 AM LadyJaneGrey
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Not so lucky ones get gloom, fungus and lava. (They're the ones who usually want revenge.) Often based on the "Morlocks" in Creator/HGWells' book ''Literature/TheTimeMachine''. Particularly well-to-do ones will build an UndergroundCity instead.

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Not so lucky ones (who often want revenge) get gloom, fungus (often of [[FungusHumongous incredible size]] and lava. (They're the ones who usually want revenge.) [[MushroomMan possibly sentient]]) and lava [[ConvectionSchmonvection (which tends to somehow survivable)]]. Often based on the "Morlocks" in Creator/HGWells' book ''Literature/TheTimeMachine''. Particularly well-to-do ones will build an UndergroundCity instead.
15th Jan '17 11:30:12 AM nombretomado
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* The underground in VideoGame/{{Touhou}} has its own city, and is also stated to be a former hell. Currently inhabited by {{youkai}} that were considered creepy and unpleasant by other youkai. Not really the nicest place around.
* ''AgeOfWonders'' has two map layers (until Shadow Magic added the third), with caves allowing access to the Underground level.

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* The underground in VideoGame/{{Touhou}} ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' has its own city, and is also stated to be a former hell. Currently inhabited by {{youkai}} that were considered creepy and unpleasant by other youkai. Not really the nicest place around.
* ''AgeOfWonders'' ''VideoGame/AgeOfWonders'' has two map layers (until Shadow Magic added the third), with caves allowing access to the Underground level.
25th Dec '16 9:34:02 AM ErebusElysium
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* Trolls from ''WesternAnimation/{{Trollhunters}}'' originate from deep within the Earth, just as humans come from the surface. Because of this [[spoiler:and because most Trolls turn to stone when in contact with daylight]], Trolls usually dwell in vast caverns and other underground spaces.
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