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21st May '16 5:40:12 PM Aiguille
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* Music/PoetsOfTheFall has the awesome song/music video"[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRVrQsdWDds Carnival of Rust]]". It is run down. It is creepy. It has a girl in a gas mask. It. Is. Awesome.

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* Music/PoetsOfTheFall has the awesome song/music video"[[http://www.Music/PoetsOfTheFall's "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRVrQsdWDds com/watch?v=MKk1u5RMTn4 Carnival of Rust]]". It Rust]]." The Carnival is run down. It down and creepy, and the staff is creepy. It has menacing and vaguely predatory. The video's plot revolves around Zoltar, a girl in [[SadClown depressive]], decaying Carnival automaton with flaking paint, and the experiences of the [[PostApocalypticGasmask gas-masked]] female customer who he tries to persuade to stay with foreboding, increasingly desperate pleas and demands for a gas mask. It. Is. Awesome.relationship while [[HostileAnimatronics banging on the walls]] of his case.
16th Apr '16 8:27:15 AM AbZHz101
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**And considering they're also [[CarnivalOfKillers all top tier assassins]] for the Dark Zone Nation...
21st Mar '16 4:07:31 AM alspawn
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* An episode of ''GetSmart'' involves Max tracking down a murderer and jewel thief in a circus. Turns out most of the circus members are part of the crime ring.
18th Mar '16 2:30:03 PM lavendermintrose
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** The Cirque is a beacon of home and safety for the main characters to the point where it even becomes something of a sanctuary from the vampire wars of the later books - and when [[spoiler: it is invaded, that is the clearest of signs that we've reached a point of no return.]]
16th Mar '16 9:50:33 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* Wrestling/{{AAA}}'s Psycho Circus and latter, Mini Psycho Circus.

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* Wrestling/{{AAA}}'s Psycho Circus and latter, later, Mini Psycho Circus.
16th Mar '16 9:49:50 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* Wrestling/{{AAA}}'s Psycho Circus.
* Wrestling/TotalNonstopAction debuted "The Menagerie" in 2014, headed by [[Wrestling/MikeKnox Knux]] and including [[Wrestling/TaneaBrooks Rebel]], [[Wrestling/SteveScott Crazzy Steve]], and [[Wrestling/RobTerry The Freak]] as [[WrestlingDoesntPay wrestling carnies]].

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* Wrestling/{{AAA}}'s Psycho Circus.
Circus and latter, Mini Psycho Circus.
* Wrestling/TotalNonstopAction [[Wrestling/{{TNA}} Total Nonstop Action]] debuted "The Menagerie" in 2014, headed by [[Wrestling/MikeKnox Knux]] and including [[Wrestling/TaneaBrooks Rebel]], [[Wrestling/SteveScott Crazzy Steve]], and [[Wrestling/RobTerry The Freak]] as [[WrestlingDoesntPay wrestling carnies]].
15th Mar '16 4:52:01 AM hoodiecrow
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* The [[BloodSport original Roman-style circus]] (gladiator fights to the death and Christians being fed to wild animals), making this trope OlderThanFeudalism. However, the "attractions" were only scary to the people in the pit as most Romans enjoyed these public displays of violence. The actual amounts of deaths in the arenas have also been wildly exagerated by history, as gladiators cost a ton to train and most battles were not to the death.

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* The [[BloodSport original Roman-style circus]] (gladiator fights to the death and Christians being fed to wild animals), gladiatorial arena]], making this trope OlderThanFeudalism. However, the "attractions" were only scary to the people in the pit as most Romans enjoyed these public displays of violence. The actual amounts gladiatorial games were even more horrible (to us) than most modern people realize, beginning with staged (but still hazardous) hunts of deaths wild animals in the arenas have also been wildly exagerated morning, executions of lower-class criminals such as slaves by history, various gruesome methods over lunch (during which time most respectable people left the arena to eat), then the lesser gladiatorial events such as fights involving noxii (who were sentenced to death by fighting and had their skulls bashed in at the end if they happened to survive the combat) and finally the main gladiator duels, which were relatively safe; a few gladiators cost actually survived more than ten fights. But the real Circus of Fear here was this: for the Romans, a ton proper funeral was essential to train and most battles having a proper afterlife (and the real gladiators were not to organized in guilds that gave them just that if they fought bravely). For those who were executed in the death.arena and had their bodies torn apart, burned, or later dumped in trash heaps or the river, the agony and horror of death was just the transition to eternal suffering as a lost soul.
29th Feb '16 6:43:24 AM MegaMarioMan
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** Casino Park in SonicHeroes. Not just a way to make Rings, but doubling as a death trap for Sonic.
*** Also ''VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog'' has Circus Park, overrun by GUN soldiers and aliens, which is also an AmusementParkOfDoom. It was built by Eggman with rings stolen through his evil scemes, to finance his evil schemes, which is also a little scary because it shows Eggman's settling in for the long haul with his own business.

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** Casino Park in SonicHeroes.''VideoGame/SonicHeroes''. Not just a way to make Rings, but doubling as a death trap for Sonic.
*** Also ''VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog'' has Circus Park, overrun by GUN soldiers and aliens, which is also an AmusementParkOfDoom. It was built by Eggman with rings stolen through his evil scemes, schemes, to finance his evil schemes, which is also a little scary because it shows Eggman's settling in for the long haul with his own business.
27th Feb '16 12:03:11 PM WanderingBrowser
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* The ''TabletopGame/OldWorldOfDarkness'' has the Midnight Circus.

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* The ''TabletopGame/OldWorldOfDarkness'' has the Midnight Circus.Circus, a wandering circus of horrors and evil that eventually got its own sourcebook to reveal its secrets. It's literally packed with ''every'' kind of monster that exists in the World of Darkness, from vampires to werebeasts to faeries to Formori to witches to full-fledged demons. All of them are either evil, or so deformed and horrific that they have nowhere else to go. To put this in perspective, a Midnight Circus member who almost qualifies as a TokenGoodTeammate would be "Tub of Flesh", a Nosferatu who had the misfortune of falling into the hands of Sascha Vyskos. Consequently, whilst he deeply loves children and strives to protect them, he's basically a roiling mass of semi-liquid purple-black flesh that constantly forms and reabsorbs eyes and fanged mouths. And even then, he's still a vicious killer when he needs to be, and he has to feed on blood. That's right, one of the nicest members of the Midnight Circus is a blood-drinking Shoggoth-expy with a soft spot for kids.
13th Feb '16 12:09:45 PM bigmouth12349
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* The Vocaloid fanfiction ''Fanfic/RottingCamellias'' takes place in one of these.



* The Vocaloid fanfiction Fanfic/RottingCamellias takes place in one of these.

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* The Vocaloid fanfiction Fanfic/RottingCamellias takes place in one of these.
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