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15th Aug '16 10:05:12 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* [[VideoGame/Halo3ODST New Mombasa]] evokes one of these, though it was brighter and more welcoming before the Covenant invaded.

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* [[VideoGame/Halo3ODST ''VideoGame/Halo3ODST''[='s=] version of New Mombasa]] Mombasa evokes one of these, this in the nighttime sections, though it the city was brighter and more welcoming before the Covenant invaded.
2nd Aug '16 6:25:07 PM nombretomado
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%% * Hub City from TheDCU is Gotham turned UpToEleven.

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%% * Hub City from TheDCU Franchise/TheDCU is Gotham turned UpToEleven.
2nd Aug '16 2:17:57 AM TitoMosquito
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** Batman The Animated Series is especially notable in this regard. The animators even developed a new kind of ArtDeco dubbed "Dark Deco" to make Gotham look as sinister and oppressive as possible.

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** Batman ''Batman: The Animated Series Series'' is especially notable in this regard. The animators even developed a new kind of ArtDeco dubbed "Dark Deco" to make Gotham look as sinister and oppressive as possible.
20th Jul '16 5:19:18 PM nombretomado
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* ChinaMieville's [[Literature/BasLagCycle New Crobuzon]] - as featured in ''PerdidoStreetStation'' and ''Literature/IronCouncil'' is a SteamPunk example ... if drifting into FantasyKitchenSink at times.

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* ChinaMieville's Creator/ChinaMieville's [[Literature/BasLagCycle New Crobuzon]] - as featured in ''PerdidoStreetStation'' and ''Literature/IronCouncil'' is a SteamPunk example ... if drifting into FantasyKitchenSink at times.
14th Jul '16 12:27:21 PM Nightsky
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* Hidden London, in ''Literature/ShadowPolice'', is pretty horrifying.
28th Jun '16 6:29:26 AM Monolaf317
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->Several years ago, in the city at the heart of Kanto once known as Kajou, a connection formed between this world and an Abyss from whence a vortex of chaotic power swept across the land, unleashing rampant supernatural phenomena and turning the city into a pandemonium.
->Faced with the appearance of immortal Witches shrouded in mystery, the government decreed the complete isolation of the city, declared it an abandoned territory, and erased it from official maps.
->For a while, the place once known as Kajou seemed destined to remain a ghost town, but soon it became a den of criminals and clandestine migrants, a refuge for those seeking asylum from their crushing debts and misery outside society, and a hunting ground for those who feed on misery, such as prostitutes, yakuza, and traffickers.
->After a few years which saw its population grow to 150,000, the unrecognized extraterritorial city had become Jahougai, the Heretical City. There, the meeting of a man and a Witch marks the beginning of this story.
->In this wicked city where no law holds and danger reigns unfolds the cruel fate of a man and a Witch.

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->Several -->Several years ago, in the city at the heart of Kanto once known as Kajou, a connection formed between this world and an Abyss from whence a vortex of chaotic power swept across the land, unleashing rampant supernatural phenomena and turning the city into a pandemonium.
->Faced -->Faced with the appearance of immortal Witches shrouded in mystery, the government decreed the complete isolation of the city, declared it an abandoned territory, and erased it from official maps.
->For -->For a while, the place once known as Kajou seemed destined to remain a ghost town, but soon it became a den of criminals and clandestine migrants, a refuge for those seeking asylum from their crushing debts and misery outside society, and a hunting ground for those who feed on misery, such as prostitutes, yakuza, and traffickers.
->After -->After a few years which saw its population grow to 150,000, the unrecognized extraterritorial city had become Jahougai, the Heretical City. There, the meeting of a man and a Witch marks the beginning of this story.
->In -->In this wicked city where no law holds and danger reigns unfolds the cruel fate of a man and a Witch.
28th Jun '16 6:28:35 AM Monolaf317
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[[folder: Visual Novels]]
* To quote the description of [=ClockUp=]'s ''Maggot Baits''' Jahougai, the Heretical CityŚ
->Several years ago, in the city at the heart of Kanto once known as Kajou, a connection formed between this world and an Abyss from whence a vortex of chaotic power swept across the land, unleashing rampant supernatural phenomena and turning the city into a pandemonium.
->Faced with the appearance of immortal Witches shrouded in mystery, the government decreed the complete isolation of the city, declared it an abandoned territory, and erased it from official maps.
->For a while, the place once known as Kajou seemed destined to remain a ghost town, but soon it became a den of criminals and clandestine migrants, a refuge for those seeking asylum from their crushing debts and misery outside society, and a hunting ground for those who feed on misery, such as prostitutes, yakuza, and traffickers.
->After a few years which saw its population grow to 150,000, the unrecognized extraterritorial city had become Jahougai, the Heretical City. There, the meeting of a man and a Witch marks the beginning of this story.
->In this wicked city where no law holds and danger reigns unfolds the cruel fate of a man and a Witch.
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26th Jun '16 11:58:29 PM PaulA
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** Moscow, however, has nothing on [[TheCityFormerlyKnownAs the second capital of Russia]], which has been a CityNoir for ''centuries'' - before the term was even concieved - probably ever since its inception. Even the classical writers of Russian literature would agree: Creator/FyodorDostoevsky himself famously called Saint-Petersburg the "City of the Half-Mad" in CrimeAndPunishment, while NikolaiGogol devoted an entire short story describing how gloomy and dark it was. And there's a good reason for that: [[TheNightThatNeverEnds on average, there are only two hundred days in the year that are rainy and only fifty that are sunny]], and the weather and life conditions were (and are) so unbearable that most of the peasants who constructed the city died and became the city's foundations. The (beautiful, mind you) famous baroque architecture of the city does not help either: [[InvokedTrope knowing full well that the place where Saint-Petersburg stood was naturally very gloomy]], they chose to use bright, pastel tones like yellow and cyan to add some colour to the city, which, as Dostoyevsky pointed out, [[GoneHorriblyWrong made it look like a giant insane asylum]]. Saint-Petersburg also became famous for its rampant crime during TheNineties, and albeit the power of TheMafiya waned after Putin's ascension, the atmosphere of the city still reeks of criminality. In short, it is the ''quintessential'' CityNoir, with all of its main characteristics with the sole exception of huge skyscrapers - and even that is only because it is built on a [[SwampsAreEvil swamp]] and would not support high buildings.

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** Moscow, however, has nothing on [[TheCityFormerlyKnownAs the second capital of Russia]], which has been a CityNoir for ''centuries'' - -- before the term was even concieved - conceived -- probably ever since its inception. Even the classical writers of Russian literature would agree: Creator/FyodorDostoevsky himself famously called Saint-Petersburg the "City of the Half-Mad" in CrimeAndPunishment, ''Literature/CrimeAndPunishment'', while NikolaiGogol Creator/NikolaiGogol devoted an entire short story describing how gloomy and dark it was. And there's a good reason for that: [[TheNightThatNeverEnds on average, there are only two hundred days in the year that are rainy and only fifty that are sunny]], and the weather and life conditions were (and are) so unbearable that most of the peasants who constructed the city died and became the city's foundations. The (beautiful, mind you) famous baroque architecture of the city does not help either: [[InvokedTrope knowing full well that the place where Saint-Petersburg stood was naturally very gloomy]], they chose to use bright, pastel tones like yellow and cyan to add some colour to the city, which, as Dostoyevsky pointed out, [[GoneHorriblyWrong made it look like a giant insane asylum]]. Saint-Petersburg also became famous for its rampant crime during TheNineties, and albeit the power of TheMafiya waned after Putin's ascension, the atmosphere of the city still reeks of criminality. In short, it is the ''quintessential'' CityNoir, with all of its main characteristics with the sole exception of huge skyscrapers - -- and even that is only because it is built on a [[SwampsAreEvil swamp]] and would not support high buildings.
30th Apr '16 4:51:04 PM ProfessorWillis
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**The first movie in particular plays with this trope. While at the beginning of the movie and in all of the "Real World" scenes the scenery is dark and depressing, all of the scenes in the Matrix after Neo is awakened take place in broad daylight with only moderate cloud cover.
5th Apr '16 11:06:19 AM Morgenthaler
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%% * ''SinCity'', heavy emphasis on the noir.

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%% * ''SinCity'', ''Film/SinCity'', heavy emphasis on the noir.
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