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17th May '17 12:12:37 AM Scabbard
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* The ''VideoGame/{{Penumbra}}'' series heavily implied this in Overture but outright stated so in Black Plague that the source of all the deaths and strange creatures was the Tuuurngait, an otherworldly hive mind alien creature which shared its knowledge with the Inuits until humans became corrupt. The Turungait then dug into the earth and remained peacefully sealed away until it was disturbed first accidentally by miners, then intentionally by [[AncientConspiracy The Archaic]]

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* The ''VideoGame/{{Penumbra}}'' series heavily implied this in Overture but outright stated so in Black Plague that the source of all the deaths and strange creatures was the Tuuurngait, an otherworldly hive mind alien creature which shared its knowledge with the Inuits until humans became corrupt. The Turungait then dug into the earth and remained peacefully sealed away until it was disturbed first accidentally by miners, then intentionally by [[AncientConspiracy The Archaic]]Archaic]].
15th May '17 8:49:07 AM BeerBaron
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* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim''
** There's a DLC quest where you help fund a mining expedition. Since it's under this trope, they awaken the local equivalent of graveyard zombies and get slaughtered, and you need to clear it out so another team of miners can be sent in. Then it happens again. The third time around, your partner hires mercenaries, but this means that only some of the miners are alive when you get there. The fourth time, you finally kill the [[{{Lich}} Dragon Priest]] causing all these problems. [[spoiler:Your partner's journal implies that unleashing the Priest was his goal all along. The miners were deliberately set up to be sacrifices in the Priest's name.]]
** The above is the most textbook (and memorable) example of this, but really, there are almost too many examples of this to ''count'' in the game. Miners tunneling into draugr barrows, miners tunneling into falmer caves, miners tunneling into dwemer ruins... It's a wonder anyone dares to dig at all by this point.

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* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim''
''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
** In the series backstory, the [[RealityWarper highly]] [[{{Magitek}} technologically]] [[SteamPunk advanced]] [[OurDwarvesAreDifferent Dwemer]] dug beneath the Red Mountain volcano and uncovered the still-beating [[CosmicKeystone Heart of Lorkhan]], the [[GodIsDead "dead"]] creator god of the mortal world. They would later attempt to do ''[[RiddleForTheAges something]]'' with it that caused their entire race to disappear from all known planes of existence.
** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]''
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There's a DLC quest where you help fund a mining expedition. Since it's under this trope, they awaken the local equivalent of graveyard zombies and get slaughtered, and you need to clear it out so another team of miners can be sent in. Then it happens again. The third time around, your partner hires mercenaries, but this means that only some of the miners are alive when you get there. The fourth time, you finally kill the [[{{Lich}} Dragon Priest]] causing all these problems. [[spoiler:Your partner's journal implies that unleashing the Priest was his goal all along. The miners were deliberately set up to be sacrifices in the Priest's name.]]
** *** The above is the most textbook (and memorable) example of this, but really, there are almost too many examples of this to ''count'' in the game. Miners tunneling into draugr barrows, miners tunneling into falmer caves, miners tunneling into dwemer ruins... It's a wonder anyone dares to dig at all by this point.
13th May '17 12:38:17 PM nombretomado
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* When ''Series/MockTheWeek'' covered a potential funeral for MargaretThatcher, Creator/FrankieBoyle suggested that "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFzNhLRAgEU For £3,000,000 we could give everyone in Scotland a shovel, and we would dig a hole so deep that we could hand her over to Satan personally]]".

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* When ''Series/MockTheWeek'' covered a potential funeral for MargaretThatcher, UsefulNotes/MargaretThatcher, Creator/FrankieBoyle suggested that "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFzNhLRAgEU For £3,000,000 we could give everyone in Scotland a shovel, and we would dig a hole so deep that we could hand her over to Satan personally]]".
1st May '17 5:17:31 PM Zephronias
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* In ''VideoGame/NightInTheWoods'', it turns out that the old mine shut down for more than just [[CosmicHorrorStory economic reasons]].
30th Apr '17 8:50:17 PM Gamermaster
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* The construction of the [[AmusementPark Marine Garden]] in ''Audioplay/StrikersSoundStageX'' of the ''LyricalNanoha'' franchise uncovered some [[spoiler:UnderwaterRuins]]. It actually didn't cause any immediate problems and the park even advertised it as [[spoiler:one of the beautiful sights you can see from the Crystal Valley underwater tunnel]] since it appeared safe. Then [[NightOfTheLivingMooks the Mariage]], who were also uncovered when Ancient Belka archeaologists dug too deep, appeared, [[spoiler:seeking their [[KingInTheMountain Dark King who was sleeping in the ruins]]]], and all hell broke loose.

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* The construction of the [[AmusementPark Marine Garden]] in ''Audioplay/StrikersSoundStageX'' of the ''LyricalNanoha'' ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' franchise uncovered some [[spoiler:UnderwaterRuins]]. It actually didn't cause any immediate problems and the park even advertised it as [[spoiler:one of the beautiful sights you can see from the Crystal Valley underwater tunnel]] since it appeared safe. Then [[NightOfTheLivingMooks the Mariage]], who were also uncovered when Ancient Belka archeaologists dug too deep, appeared, [[spoiler:seeking their [[KingInTheMountain Dark King who was sleeping in the ruins]]]], and all hell broke loose.
29th Apr '17 10:47:43 PM Xtifr
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* Miners uncover a dragon in Elizabeth Bear's story "Orm the Beautiful".

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* Miners uncover a dragon in Elizabeth Bear's Creator/ElizabethBear's story "Orm the Beautiful".
23rd Apr '17 2:17:28 PM nombretomado
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* ''Franchise/TalesSeries''

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* ''Franchise/TalesSeries''''VideoGame/TalesSeries''
5th Apr '17 6:25:24 PM saintleki
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** ''Videogame/DarkSouls2'' features an area called [[LethalLavaLand The Iron Keep]], which was originally the castle and home of a minor lord who rose to power known as the [[WasOnceAMan Old Iron King]]. He gained power through the help of an Eastern knight and all the iron under his land. This in turn caused the awakening of dark forces and his land sank into lava.
15th Jan '17 3:23:04 AM ChairmanKaga
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* In ''VideoGame/DarkestDungeon'', an excavation that unearths SealedEvilInACan provides the impetus for the game's campaign.
4th Jan '17 11:55:51 PM Cinereous
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* In Season 2 of ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans'', Tekkadan has gotten powerful enough to begin half-metal mining operations on Mars. As it turns out, one of their dig sites unearths a massive machine... which turns out to be a 300-year old [[AttackDrone Mobile Armor]] whose mission is to KillAllHumans.

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* In Season 2 of ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans'', Tekkadan has gotten powerful enough to begin half-metal mining operations on Mars. As it turns out, one of their dig sites unearths a massive machine... which turns out to be [[LostSuperweapon a 300-year old [[AttackDrone Mobile Armor]] whose mission is to KillAllHumans.
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