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5th Jan '16 6:41:20 AM LondonKdS
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* ''Series/DoctorWho'', during the Seventh Doctor's tenure, had the Psychic Circus in ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS25E4TheGreatestShowInTheGalaxy The Greatest Show in the Galaxy]]''. ** There was also an untelevised script for a Sixth Doctor story called ''The Nightmare Fair'', later released as a novel, then an audio play (unofficial) and then an audio drama (official). The circus in question belongs to an enemy called the Celestial Toymaker.
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* ''Series/DoctorWho'', during ''Series/DoctorWho'' ** During the Seventh Doctor's tenure, had the Psychic Circus in ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS25E4TheGreatestShowInTheGalaxy "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS25E4TheGreatestShowInTheGalaxy The Greatest Show in the Galaxy]]''. Galaxy]]" featured the Psychic Circus. Initially a genuine circus staffed by kindly hippies, it was corrupted by a group of {{Eldritch Abomination}}s, who forced the performers to lure innocent people to take part in a "talent contest", and then to torture and kill them for their entertainment. Really, it's a surprise that it took twenty-five seasons for the show to do a story focussing on this. ** There was also an untelevised script for a Sixth Doctor story called ''The Nightmare Fair'', later released as a novel, then an audio play (unofficial) and then an audio drama (official). The circus in question belongs to an enemy called old enemy, the extra-dimensional HumanoidAbomination known as the Celestial Toymaker.Toymaker. ** In the Third Doctor's story "Terror of the Autons", the Master takes over Rossini's Circus with a mixture of hypnotism and threats and forces the staff to act as his mooks. A downplayed example, as there is no actual circus performance in the story.
12th Nov '15 5:26:21 PM nombretomado
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* Count Otto Black, a RunningGag recurring villain in RobertRankin's insane versions of novels, is often seen running a circus.
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* Count Otto Black, a RunningGag recurring villain in RobertRankin's Creator/RobertRankin's insane versions of novels, is often seen running a circus.
30th Oct '15 2:27:09 AM StFan
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* [[TheAwesomeSlapstick Slapstick]], another Marvel hero resurrected in the aftermath of the Civil War, got his start trying to save his classmates from Evil Clowns From Dimension X who were using a circus to kidnap people and turn them mediocre. No, really. Everything got righteously smashed up.
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* [[TheAwesomeSlapstick Slapstick]], ComicBook/TheAwesomeSlapstick, another Marvel hero resurrected in the aftermath of the Civil War, got his start trying to save his classmates from Evil Clowns From from Dimension X who were using a circus to kidnap people and turn them mediocre. No, really. Everything got righteously smashed up.
1st Oct '15 7:11:41 PM Oliveira
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** The Seal Pompy in 'VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountryTropicalFreeze'' is fought in one set up by the Snomads.
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** The Seal Pompy the Presumptuous in 'VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountryTropicalFreeze'' is fought in one set up by the Snomads.
29th Sep '15 5:08:44 PM jameygamer
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* The first phase of ''Series/BigBrother 17's'' final competition required players to survive hanging on "candy apples" in one of these.
7th Sep '15 12:04:38 PM nombretomado
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* Also in the MarvelUniverse, in a NewMutants flashback, they find a circus, it's run by Skrulls who are kidnapping humans and shrinking them. As expected, the New Mutants trash the place, including various structures that didn't need it.
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* Also in the MarvelUniverse, in a NewMutants ComicBook/NewMutants flashback, they find a circus, it's run by Skrulls who are kidnapping humans and shrinking them. As expected, the New Mutants trash the place, including various structures that didn't need it.
7th Sep '15 9:55:32 AM Vox
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Overnight, the circus came to town. But something's wrong -- ''very'' wrong. The [[RepulsiveRingmaster ringmaster]] is abusing the animals and performers, the circus music, which should be cheerful, [[CreepyCircusMusic seems menacing]]. The attractions (especially the freak display) seem off, the cotton candy is a sickly shade of green, the [[KnifeThrowingAct knife thrower]] ''doesn't miss'', and the [[MonsterClown clowns]]...well, the less said about the clowns the better.
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Overnight, the circus came to town. But something's wrong -- ''very'' wrong. The [[RepulsiveRingmaster ringmaster]] is abusing the animals and performers, the circus music, which should be cheerful, [[CreepyCircusMusic seems menacing]]. The attractions (especially the freak display) TheFreakShow) seem off, the cotton candy is a sickly shade of green, the [[KnifeThrowingAct knife thrower]] ''doesn't miss'', and the [[MonsterClown clowns]]...well, the less said about the clowns the better.
9th Aug '15 10:47:06 AM MacronNotes
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** This is the theme of two levels in ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry2DiddysKongQuest'', the world Krazy Kremland. Interestingly, these circus levels have [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic nice music]], and a fun MinecartMadness design. However, levels in the same section of the game, including the boss fight, take place [[EverythingsWorseWithBees inside a giant beehive]], which serves to show just how run down (or possibly deliberately dangerous) the park is.
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** This is the theme of two levels in ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry2DiddysKongQuest'', the world Krazy Kremland. Interestingly, these circus levels have [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic nice music]], and a fun MinecartMadness design. However, levels in the same section of the game, including the boss fight, take place [[EverythingsWorseWithBees [[BeeAfraid inside a giant beehive]], which serves to show just how run down (or possibly deliberately dangerous) the park is.
3rd Aug '15 8:36:08 PM Lithl
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* One of the canon Abyssal ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'' is The Melkin Fool in Red, who is the ringmaster of the Circus Moribund. Little information is available about the Circus itself, but much can be inferred from the fact that it is run by an Abyssal.
18th Jul '15 6:17:11 PM Vios
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* ''VideoGame/BaldursGate II'': The circus in Waukeen's Promenade starts out normal -- until their disgruntled illusionist Kalah uses powers gained from some kind of an implied DealWithTheDevil to turn the inside of the tent into a weird personal world of his own that is BiggerOnTheInside and that no-one can escape until he is defeated.
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* ''VideoGame/BaldursGate II'': ''VideoGame/BaldursGateII'': The circus in Waukeen's Promenade starts out normal -- until their disgruntled illusionist Kalah uses powers gained from some kind of an implied DealWithTheDevil to turn the inside of the tent into a weird personal world of his own that is BiggerOnTheInside and that no-one can escape until he is defeated.
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