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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.
6th Jan '18 6:56:38 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.
9th Dec '17 4:38:59 AM MadotsukiInTheNexus
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* ''Manga/MadeInAbyss'' has, well, [[DeathWorld the Abyss]]. Despite the name, it is for the most part well illuminated because of the fluorescent mists that pervade it. The farther down someone travels, the more elaborate its contents become, with upside-down forests, enormous plants, flying serpents, and buried cities existing in the depths. People risk death to retrieve the incredibly valuable artifacts found on the lower Layers, although past a certain point, the MaybeMagicMaybeMundane Curse of the Abyss means that [[YouCantGoHomeAgain return becomes fatal]].
2nd Dec '17 5:16:28 PM ClintEastwood
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** The Silurian city in the two-parter "The Hungry Earth"/"Cold Blood", which lay in a cavern many miles beneath rural Wales.
** In "The Web Planet", Ian meets pale, flightless descendants of the Menoptrans, who'd survived underground for generations since the Zarbi took over the surface of Vortis.

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** The Silurian city in the two-parter "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E8TheHungryEarth The Hungry Earth"/"Cold Blood", Earth]]"[=/=]"[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E9ColdBlood Cold Blood]]", which lay in a cavern many miles beneath rural Wales.
** In "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS2E5TheWebPlanet The Web Planet", Planet]]", Ian meets pale, flightless descendants of the Menoptrans, who'd survived underground for generations since the Zarbi took over the surface of Vortis.
1st Nov '17 11:37:08 AM CalamityJones
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*In ''Blog/CrossingKevinsCrossing'' it is rumored that none of the building have basements because of 'tunnels beneath the ground and weird people that live there'.
15th Oct '17 7:00:37 PM HelloLamppost
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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. Originally the Morlocks chose to have their physical appearance altered by Masque as a sign that they had rejected the surface world. Their name is a ShoutOut to the subterranean race from Creator/HGWells's ''Literature/TheTimeMachine.''
15th Oct '17 6:59:22 PM HelloLamppost
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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 notably the Mole Man, a ComicBook/FantasticFour villain.
* Also from Marvel is the Lava Men from ''ComicBook/TheAvengers''.

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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 notably the Mole Man, a ComicBook/FantasticFour villain.
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villain. Also from Marvel is the Lava Men from ''ComicBook/TheAvengers''.''ComicBook/TheAvengers''. Also lots of [[{{Kaiju}} giant monsters]] (because hey, giant monsters gotta live someplace). Supposedly, most of these beings were genetically engineered ages ago by the [[Comicbook/TheEternals Deviants,]] ''another'' subterranean race who were themselves genetically engineered by [[SufficientlyAdvancedAliens Celestials.]]
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