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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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* 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.]]
5th Apr '16 2:07:21 PM Willbyr
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* ''KeroroGunsou'' gives us "[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam Side 6]]", and underground city which functions as home and refuge for all alien immigrants on Earth. Apart from being underground, it looks ''exactly'' like any other street in Tokyo, with Expies of known locations like Akihabara.

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* ''KeroroGunsou'' ''Manga/SgtFrog'' gives us "[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam Side 6]]", and underground city which functions as home and refuge for all alien immigrants on Earth. Apart from being underground, it looks ''exactly'' like any other street in Tokyo, with Expies of known locations like Akihabara.
28th Mar '16 6:50:02 PM GopherBroke
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* In ''{{Manga/Uzumaki}}'', there is an UndergroundCity [[spoiler:located beneath the town of Kurozu-cho that seems to be the source of the spiral curse]].
14th Mar '16 9:19:35 AM Koveras
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* The Underdark is revisited in the ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights'' ExpansionPack fittingly titled ''Hordes of the Underdark''. Several fan-made ''NWN'' modules feature the location prominently, as well: an Underdark essentially identical to the one found in Forgotten Realms forms a bulk of Part Two of ''VideoGame/ADanceWithRogues'', despite its setting being otherwise an original ConstructedWorld.



* In order to get anything done in VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}, you need to create labyrinthine tunnels deep underground while mining. You can stumble upon underground lakes, and deep caverns, and there are lots of monsters below looking for you.
* VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim has Blackreach, a giant cave the size of a small country, housing an abandoned Dwemer city. Dwemer ruins can also contain exits to similar but smaller caverns.

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* In order to get anything done in VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}, ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'', you need to create labyrinthine tunnels deep underground while mining. You can stumble upon underground lakes, and deep caverns, and there are lots of monsters below looking for you.
* VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' has Blackreach, a giant cave the size of a small country, housing an abandoned Dwemer city. Dwemer ruins can also contain exits to similar but smaller caverns.
9th Mar '16 10:27:30 PM GrammarNavi
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* TheUnderlandChronicles is all about this trope. More than 90 percent of the books take place in an underground world beneath New York called the Underland.

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* TheUnderlandChronicles Literature/TheUnderlandChronicles is all about this trope. More than 90 percent of the books take place in an underground world beneath New York called the Underland.
9th Mar '16 9:43:46 AM MegaMarioMan
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* In ''DeadlyRoomsOfDeath'', the great underground empire is actually more advanced than the simple agricultural society above.

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* In ''DeadlyRoomsOfDeath'', ''VideoGame/DeadlyRoomsOfDeath'', the great underground empire is actually more advanced than the simple agricultural society above.
23rd Feb '16 12:42:52 PM ClearMadness
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* In ”Literature/TheIronTeeth” web serial the protagonist Blacknail was born in tunnels beneath a human city. His tribe used to live there for generations. A large monster filled network of caves called the Deep has also been mentioned, but only briefly explored. Small insects called Harvesters live there and build vast mushroom farms.

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* In ”Literature/TheIronTeeth” ''Literature/TheIronTeeth'' web serial serial, the protagonist Blacknail was born in tunnels beneath a human city. His tribe used to live there for generations. A large monster filled network of caves called the Deep has also been mentioned, but only briefly explored. Small insects called Harvesters live there and build vast mushroom farms.
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