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16th Sep '17 5:48:35 PM nombretomado
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* Hedgequarters from ''TheMysteriesOfAlfredHedgehog'' is a benign junior version of this trope.

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* Hedgequarters from ''TheMysteriesOfAlfredHedgehog'' ''WesternAnimation/TheMysteriesOfAlfredHedgehog'' is a benign junior version of this trope.
23rd Aug '17 10:39:15 AM GrammarNavi
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* The EF HQ in ''Anime/AldnoahZero'' is so enormous that the large transport planes can maneuver safely within, and it can support thousands of personnel and refugees. It's been speculated by fans that it was built either in a former open pit coal mine that's been roofed over, or they've used one of the reservoirs created in TheSixties when the UsefulNotes/SovietUnion experimented with improving the oil field productivity [[ILoveNuclearPower by the nuclear blasts]], the base being situated in the steppes of Southern Siberia.

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* The EF HQ in ''Anime/AldnoahZero'' is so enormous that the large transport planes can maneuver safely within, and it can support thousands of personnel and refugees. It's been speculated by fans that it was built either in a former open pit coal mine that's been roofed over, or they've used one of the reservoirs created in TheSixties when the UsefulNotes/SovietUnion [[UsefulNotes/SovietRussiaUkraineAndSoOn Soviet Union]] experimented with improving the oil field productivity [[ILoveNuclearPower by the nuclear blasts]], the base being situated in the steppes of Southern Siberia.
16th Aug '17 5:06:26 AM morenohijazo
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* ''VideoGame/TheWitness'': [[spoiler:The high-tech complex inside the mountain]].
12th Aug '17 3:23:27 AM Arivne
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* ''WesternAnimation/SuperFriends'' episode "The Fantastic Frerps". King Plasto has one as his headquarters, including a storage room for his Frerp eggs and a Frerps Arena for creating the eggs.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SuperFriends'' 1973-74 episode "The Fantastic Frerps". King Plasto has one as his headquarters, including a storage room for his Frerp eggs and a Frerps Arena for creating the eggs.
10th Aug '17 3:15:14 PM malter
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** The Black Mesa Research Facility is one of the biggest and most elaborate underground bases ever shown in detail. It is a repurposed top secret rocket research facility from the cold war that has been upgraded to house a massive Teleportation and Inter-Dimensional Travel research project. It has its own hydroelectric power plant, nuclear waste disposal facilities, and a dormitory complex big enough to allow at least the top researchers to have their families living with them, which also requires multiple security checks for all personnel when moving between sectors. Which is usually done by using the local monorail tram network. Some of the largest and longest levels of the game and its add-ons take place in the Freight Yard, which consists of a large number of warehouses and its own container terminal to unload the 40-feet-containers that arrive by train. The fact that outdoor environments look just awful in the old ''VideoGame/{{Quake}}'' engine may have had more than a bit to do with the base ending up mostly underground. The few outdoor levels that exist consist entirely of brown rocks and concrete walls.

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** The Black Mesa Research Facility is one of the biggest and most elaborate underground bases ever shown in detail. It is a repurposed top secret rocket research facility from the cold war that has been upgraded to house a massive Teleportation and Inter-Dimensional Travel research project. It has its own hydroelectric power plant, nuclear waste disposal facilities, and a dormitory complex big enough to allow at least the top researchers to have their families living with them, which also requires multiple security checks for all personnel when moving between sectors. Which is usually done by using the local monorail tram network. Some of the largest and longest levels of the game and its add-ons take place in the Freight Yard, which consists of a large number of warehouses and its own container terminal to unload the 40-feet-containers that arrive by train. The fact that outdoor environments look just awful in the old ''VideoGame/{{Quake}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Quake}}''-derived engine may have had more than a bit to do with the base ending up mostly underground. The few outdoor levels that exist consist entirely of brown rocks and concrete walls.
2nd Aug '17 12:31:44 PM tkzv
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* In ''VideoGame/Wasteland'', as well as ''VideoGame/Wasteland2'', numerous pre-apocalyptic military bases and research complexes can be explored. Some of them were adapted to fit their current users' needs, others are abandoned or still serving their intended purpose, crawling with formidable enemies.

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* In ''VideoGame/Wasteland'', ''VideoGame/{{Wasteland}}'', as well as ''VideoGame/Wasteland2'', numerous pre-apocalyptic military bases and research complexes can be explored. Some of them were adapted to fit their current users' needs, others are abandoned or still serving their intended purpose, crawling with formidable enemies.



* The area under the Optimology building in 6 days a Sacrifice counts.
* In Gaberial Knight:Sins of the Fathers, the Voodoo Cartel has one [[spoiler:Under Jackson Square]]. God knows how they managed to put that in without anyone noticing.

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* The area under the Optimology building in ''[[VideoGame/ChzoMythos 6 days a Sacrifice Sacrifice]]'' counts.
* In Gaberial Knight:Sins ''[[Videogame/GabrielKnight Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers, Fathers]]'', the Voodoo Cartel voodoo cartel has one [[spoiler:Under a temple doubling as their headquarters [[spoiler:under Jackson Square]]. God knows how they managed It's hinted to put have been built in the 19th century when [[spoiler:the cathedral had to be rebuilt from scratch]]. Still, hiding a secret side project that in without anyone noticing.big would take a lot from Marie Laveau's followers and clients.



* The Ancients in (old verse) VideoGame/MightAndMagic seems to have been fond of placing large facilities underground. The inhabitants of Deyja went one step beyond and built themselves an Elaborate Underground ''City''.

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* The Ancients in (old verse) VideoGame/MightAndMagic ''VideoGame/MightAndMagic'' seems to have been fond of placing large facilities underground. The inhabitants of Deyja went one step beyond and built themselves an Elaborate Underground ''City''.
19th Jul '17 10:40:35 AM TheMSP11
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* The climax of ''Film/KingsmanTheSecretService'' takes place in a bunker [[BigBad Valentine]] has for guarding himself and his guests from the mass genocide he planned.

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* ''Film/KingsmanTheSecretService''
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The climax of ''Film/KingsmanTheSecretService'' takes place in a bunker [[BigBad Valentine]] has for guarding himself and his guests from the mass genocide he planned.planned.
** The Kingsman themselves also have a large base and training facility hidden beneath a mansion, complete with a secret monorail and jet hangar.
18th Jul '17 9:19:59 AM Khathi
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* The EF HQ in ''Anime/AldnoahZero'' is so enormous that the large transport planes can maneuver safely within, and it can support thousands of personnel and refugees. It's been speculated by fans that it was built either in a former open pit coal mine that's been roofed over, or they've used one of the reservoirs created in TheSixties when the UsefulNotes/SovietUnion experimented with improving the oil field productivity [[ILoveNuclearPower by the nuclear blasts]], the base being situated in the steppes of Southern Siberia.



*** There's supposedly an entire [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moscow_Metro_2 secret subway system under Moscow]], ''bigger'' than the regular one and buried up to 200m underground, linking numerous important buildings and providing means for movement and evacuation of [=VIPs=].

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*** There's supposedly an entire [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moscow_Metro_2 secret subway system under Moscow]], ''bigger'' than the regular one and buried up to 200m underground, linking numerous important buildings and providing means for movement and evacuation of [=VIPs=]. Though, if the most popular purported map of the system is to be believed, it's only larger in a sense that some of its tunnels are significantly longer than the ones of the normal Metro one of them supposedly reaches Vnukovo airport. Otherwise there are few of them, and the tunnels and stations are narrow, undecorated and spartan. The Metro 2 makes a prominent appearance in ''Videogame/{{Metro 2033}}'', where it is allegedly has vaults full of pristine military equipment.



*** Nobody in the West seems to know what's under [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Yamantau Mount Yamantau]], but whatever it is, it's definitely '''huge'''.

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*** Nobody in the West seems to know what's under [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Yamantau Mount Yamantau]], but whatever it is, it's definitely '''huge'''.



* The USSR had a secret underground submarine base on the Black Sea.
* The UsefulNotes/MoscowMetro has long been rumored to hold a secondary secret metro, the descriptively titled "Metro 2", which connected the Soviet Union's points of leadership (i.e. the Kremlin) to each other and had nuclear bomb shelters. The true extent or even the existence of Metro-2 is unknown, but the United States military in the early [=1990s=] theorized that it was significantly larger than the public metro. The Metro 2 makes a prominent appearance in ''Videogame/{{Metro 2033}}'', where it is allegedly has vaults full of pristine military equipment.

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* The USSR had a secret underground submarine base on the Black Sea.
* The UsefulNotes/MoscowMetro has long been rumored to hold a secondary secret metro,
Sea. It couldn't, however, fit the descriptively titled "Metro 2", which connected the Soviet Union's points of leadership (i.e. the Kremlin) to each other and had nuclear bomb shelters. The true extent or even the existence of Metro-2 is unknown, but the United States military in the early [=1990s=] theorized that it was significantly larger than subs of TheEighties, and was subsequently decommissioned. In now houses a museum of the public metro. The Metro 2 makes a prominent appearance in ''Videogame/{{Metro 2033}}'', where it is allegedly has vaults full of pristine military equipment.former base.



* NorthKoreansWithNodongs have a vast network of tunnels and bunkers crisscrossing their mountainous country, which houses most everything military-related, from bomb shelters to storerooms to arms factories and control centers, etc. Some of those bunkers conceals secret SAM installations, and some house the mobile launchers of their recently developed [=MRBMs=]/[=ICBMs=], where they could be kept out of sight [[DeathFromAbove and possible bombing raids]], but could be quickly brought out to bear. This alone makes a possible invasion a potential bloodbath of unimaginable proportions. They also had several underground tunnels built so their troops could surprise-invade South Korea when the time is right (or so the southerners think). In reality, the most those tunnels were used for was the spy insertion and retrieval.



* The North Korean military has a lot of bases created underground, some hollowed out from mountains to protect their equipment from bombardment in a future conflict involving South Korean and American bombing raids. The North Korean military also had several underground tunnels built so their troops could surprise-invade South Korea when the time is right.
6th Jul '17 6:01:13 PM Vir
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* ''VideoGame/{{Metro2033}}'' features the entire subway system of Moscow, [[AfterTheEnd which is home to the remnants of civilization.]] It also features huge military installations even below that.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Metro2033}}'' ''VideoGame/Metro2033'' features the entire subway system of Moscow, [[AfterTheEnd which is home to the remnants of civilization.]] It also features huge military installations even below that.
3rd Jun '17 10:14:15 AM nombretomado
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* SuperheroSchool Whateley Academy in the WhateleyUniverse has ''extensive'' underground stuff. Powers testing, deviser workshops, arenas, you name it. And that doesn't even cover the highly dangerous sewer system there. Lampshaded by mentions that they now have to be quite careful where and how much they dig, in order to avoid having the above-ground structures fall into a sinkhole.

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* SuperheroSchool Whateley Academy in the WhateleyUniverse Literature/WhateleyUniverse has ''extensive'' underground stuff. Powers testing, deviser workshops, arenas, you name it. And that doesn't even cover the highly dangerous sewer system there. Lampshaded by mentions that they now have to be quite careful where and how much they dig, in order to avoid having the above-ground structures fall into a sinkhole.
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