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17th Jan '17 6:08:16 PM nombretomado
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* ''[[MadanSenkiRyukendo Ryukendo]]'' has such a base hidden beneath a police station, accessed by praying to the elevator (really). It also serves as a HauntedHeadquarters.

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* ''[[MadanSenkiRyukendo ''[[Series/MadanSenkiRyukendo Ryukendo]]'' has such a base hidden beneath a police station, accessed by praying to the elevator (really). It also serves as a HauntedHeadquarters.
16th Jan '17 1:51:05 PM luord
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* The climax of ''Film/KingsmanTheSecretService'' takes place in a bunker Valentine has for guarding himself and his guests from the mass genocide he planned.
14th Jan '17 1:39:12 AM __Vano
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*** Some of the secret underground structures in Moscow have since been abandoned by the military and declassified, and one even turned into a museum.
9th Jan '17 2:16:57 PM Anddrix
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* The Temple of the Cardinal Witches from ''Series/EmeraldCity''. The visible part looks like a fairly modest chapel, but beneath it there is a truly massive chamber, hundreds of times larger, where the spells of all the deceased witches are kept in jars.
28th Dec '16 1:24:16 PM Prfnoff
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Thief}} II: The Metal Age'', the Cetus Project is run from Markham's Isle, a former pirate base taken over by the Mechanists. As you learn when you go there, the administration of the project is a bit complicated, but Markham's Isle certainly fits the IslandBase and Elaborate Underground Base tropes.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Thief}} II: The Metal Age'', ''VideoGame/ThiefIITheMetalAge'', the Cetus Project is run from Markham's Isle, a former pirate base taken over by the Mechanists. As you learn when you go there, the administration of the project is a bit complicated, but Markham's Isle certainly fits the IslandBase and Elaborate Underground Base tropes.
27th Dec '16 9:14:33 AM rafi
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* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' has NERV setting up shop inside the [=GeoFront=], a massive cavern that is actually just the upper 11% of an even larger spherical cave almost completely filled up with earth and rock debris. And going UpToEleven, Terminal Dogma is an Elaborate Underground Base built below another Elaborate Underground Base.

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* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' has NERV setting up shop inside United Earth Headquarters in ''Anime/AldnoahZero'' is a bunker located in southern Siberia that is 600 meters below ground and built to survive a nuclear explosion. Considering the [=GeoFront=], hammer and sickle displayed on one of the hangar doors, it's possible this bunker may be a Soviet holdover from the Cold War. Or, considering the AlternateHistory, the Soviet Union might not have collapsed and is still the ruling government of Russia.
* The Guild is
a massive cavern developed cave system controlled by Class SSS in ''Anime/AngelBeats''.
* In ''Manga/ArpeggioOfBlueSteel'', the Japanese Navy is shown to have an underwater dock at Yokosuka Naval Base, built to protect what's left of the Japanese Navy's fighting ships from the Fleet of Fog. There's also the base I-401 maintained at Iwo Jima.
* One of ''Anime/{{Doraemon}}''`s future gadgets allow instant creation of one of these. It can be big enough to become a city of its own, which Nobita then exploit to create his own dictatorship (PlayedForLaughs). However, one of the movie deal with the sinister encounter with TheReptilians when Nobita and co DugTooDeep...
* Father, the BigBad of ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' has the ''entire area underneath Central city!''.
* The Far East Branch of [[HeroesRUs AEGIS]] in ''VideoGame/GateKeepers'' is found underneath a Japanese high school, because all the Gatekeepers in Japan are teenagers. It has secret entrances in all sorts of places, and the hangar is located underneath the lobby.
* The Otonashi house in ''Manga/HighSchoolNinjaGirlOtonashiSan'' is a trap-filled underground lair
that is actually just the upper 11% of an even larger spherical cave almost completely filled up with earth and rock debris. And going UpToEleven, Terminal Dogma is an Elaborate Underground Base built below another Elaborate Underground Base.otherwise decorated like a normal home.



* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' has NERV setting up shop inside the [=GeoFront=], a massive cavern that is actually just the upper 11% of an even larger spherical cave almost completely filled up with earth and rock debris. And going UpToEleven, Terminal Dogma is an Elaborate Underground Base built below another Elaborate Underground Base.
* The [[Manga/SailorMoon manga]] and [[Series/PrettyGuardianSailorMoon live action]] versions of ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' have an underground base under the LocalHangout.



* [[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist Father]] has the ''entire area underneath Central city!''
* The [[Manga/SailorMoon manga]] and [[Series/PrettyGuardianSailorMoon live action]] versions of ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' have an underground base under the LocalHangout.
* ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross''/''{{Anime/Robotech}}'' has an underground base in Alaska (possibly in the site of the real life Elmendorf AFB), armed with the ''{{BFG}}'' of [[WaveMotionGun Wave Motion Guns]]. Incidentally, secondary ''Anime/{{Macross}}'' sources list four other identical bases being built when the Zentradi launch the final attack, one of them in the same area of [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam Jaburo]].
* The Autobots' base in ''Anime/TransformersCybertron''. Mineral deposits prevent sensor scans of any kind from detecting that the terrain has been hollowed, but the equipment had to be painted with a stealth coating to prevent the Decepticons from detecting it.
* One of ''Anime/{{Doraemon}}''`s future gadgets allow instant creation of one of these. It can be big enough to become a city of its own, which Nobita then exploit to create his own dictatorship (PlayedForLaughs). However, one of the movie deal with the sinister encounter with TheReptilians when Nobita and co DugTooDeep...



* In ''Manga/ArpeggioOfBlueSteel'', the Japanese Navy is shown to have an underwater dock at Yokosuka Naval Base, built to protect what's left of the Japanese Navy's fighting ships from the Fleet of Fog. There's also the base I-401 maintained at Iwo Jima.



* The Far East Branch of [[HeroesRUs AEGIS]] in ''VideoGame/GateKeepers'' is found underneath a Japanese high school, because all the Gatekeepers in Japan are teenagers. It has secret entrances in all sorts of places, and the hangar is located underneath the lobby.
* United Earth Headquarters in ''Anime/AldnoahZero'' is a bunker located in southern Siberia that is 600 meters below ground and built to survive a nuclear explosion. Considering the hammer and sickle displayed on one of the hangar doors, it's possible this bunker may be a Soviet holdover from the Cold War. Or, considering the AlternateHistory, the Soviet Union might not have collapsed and is still the ruling government of Russia.
* The Otonashi house in ''Manga/HighSchoolNinjaGirlOtonashiSan'' is a trap-filled underground lair that is otherwise decorated like a normal home.
* The Steam Castle in ''Anime/Steamboy'' is mostly one of these. The surface part of it is large and impressive, but the underground portion is far bigger. The fact that there's a much larger portion underground isn't revealed until it launches and becomes airborne.
* The Guild is a massive developed cave system controlled by Class SSS in ''Anime/AngelBeats''.

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* The Far East Branch of [[HeroesRUs AEGIS]] in ''VideoGame/GateKeepers'' is found underneath a Japanese high school, because all the Gatekeepers in Japan are teenagers. It has secret entrances in all sorts of places, and the hangar is located underneath the lobby.
* United Earth Headquarters in ''Anime/AldnoahZero'' is a bunker located in southern Siberia that is 600 meters below ground and built to survive a nuclear explosion. Considering the hammer and sickle displayed on one of the hangar doors, it's possible this bunker may be a Soviet holdover from the Cold War. Or, considering the AlternateHistory, the Soviet Union might not have collapsed and is still the ruling government of Russia.
* The Otonashi house in ''Manga/HighSchoolNinjaGirlOtonashiSan'' is a trap-filled underground lair that is otherwise decorated like a normal home.
* The Steam Castle in ''Anime/Steamboy'' ''Anime/{{Steamboy}}'' is mostly one of these. The surface part of it is large and impressive, but the underground portion is far bigger. The fact that there's a much larger portion underground isn't revealed until it launches and becomes airborne.
* ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross''/''{{Anime/Robotech}}'' has an underground base in Alaska (possibly in the site of the real life Elmendorf AFB), armed with the ''{{BFG}}'' of [[WaveMotionGun Wave Motion Guns]]. Incidentally, secondary ''Anime/{{Macross}}'' sources list four other identical bases being built when the Zentradi launch the final attack, one of them in the same area of [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam Jaburo]].
* The Guild is a massive developed cave system controlled by Class SSS Autobots' base in ''Anime/AngelBeats''. ''Anime/TransformersCybertron''. Mineral deposits prevent sensor scans of any kind from detecting that the terrain has been hollowed, but the equipment had to be painted with a stealth coating to prevent the Decepticons from detecting it.



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* ''Film/SkyHigh2005''. The Secret Sanctum.
* ''Film/THX1138''
* ''Film/LogansRun''
* In ''Film/X2XMenUnited'' the underground base becomes a plot element when the SpySatellites actually detect the CoolShip in its hangar underneath the Mutant Academy. William Stryker uses this evidence to convince the President to okay a commando strike on the school, secretly to further his plan to wipe out all mutantkind. Stryker's also got an Elaborate Underground Base of his own.
* Zion in ''Film/TheMatrix''. A Very Elaborate Underground Base and a full blown city.



* ''Film/SkyCaptainAndTheWorldOfTomorrow'' (2004). MadScientist Dr Totenkopf has a base populated by [[TheSwarm hordes]] of flying {{killer robot}}s that is large enough to contain a brobdingnagian RaygunGothic rocketship.



* ''Film/JamesBond'', amazingly enough, has very few of these, despite the series being ridden with cartoon villains and conspirators. The closest they ever got were the hollowed-out volcano complex in ''Film/YouOnlyLiveTwice'' and Drax's Amazon launch facility in ''Film/{{Moonraker}}''.
** ''Film/GoldenEye'' had an elaborate underground military bunker at Severnaya, and the BigBad's Lair is actually below the giant pool where the cradle antenna is hidden.
** ''Film/DrNo'' had an elaborate nuclear facility but it's not clear that it was underground. Although fairly likely, given that it explicitly is in the book and in the film they dine in a glass-windowed room below the waterline and thus presumably underground as well.
** Dr. Kananga from ''Film/LiveAndLetDie'' had an underground base near one of his poppy fields in San Monique for processing the poppies' morphine into heroin.
* In ''Film/{{Hellboy}}'', Rasputin has an underground lair [[spoiler: located under his mausoleum in Moscow]]
* ''Film/HollowMan'' - Secret underground lab [[spoiler: accessible by a single secure elevator, which Sebastian uses to trap his coworkers.]]



* ''Film/TheIsland'': An underground base is used to [[spoiler:house clones who are led to believe that the outside is a wasteland]]. The lair is taken straight from the original comics (see ComicBook section above).
* Team America, in ''Film/TeamAmericaWorldPolice'', had an elaborate base ''inside Mount Rushmore''.



* The secret headquarters of the ''Film/MenInBlack'' are located several stories beneath Manhattan... accessible by the entrance to the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel.
* ''Franchise/ResidentEvil''
** The [[Film/ResidentEvil first film]] takes place in a massive laboratory hidden underneath Raccoon City. To help with the claustrophobia the walls have a city skyline on them and are covered by blinds.
** In ''Film/ResidentEvilExtinction'' [[EvilCorp Umbrella]] has moved all their staff to secured underground facilities due to the ZombieApocalypse.



* ''Film/UndercoverBrother''. The BROTHERHOOD has an extensive base located beneath a barber shop.
* In the sequel to ''Film/{{Outpost}}'', another military team returns to the secret Nazi bunker to find the Device missing. They can't figure out where it's been moved, until they find a hidden door to an elevator, leading down to a massive underground complex.

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* ''Film/UndercoverBrother''. The BROTHERHOOD In ''Film/{{Hellboy}}'', Rasputin has an extensive base located beneath a barber shop.
* In the sequel to ''Film/{{Outpost}}'', another military team returns to the secret Nazi bunker to find the Device missing. They can't figure out where it's been moved, until they find a hidden door to an elevator, leading down to a massive
underground complex.lair [[spoiler: located under his mausoleum in Moscow]]
* ''Film/HollowMan'' - Secret underground lab [[spoiler: accessible by a single secure elevator, which Sebastian uses to trap his coworkers.]]


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* ''Film/TheIsland'': An underground base is used to [[spoiler:house clones who are led to believe that the outside is a wasteland]]. The lair is taken straight from the original comics (see ComicBook section above).
* ''Film/JamesBond'', amazingly enough, has very few of these, despite the series being ridden with cartoon villains and conspirators. The closest they ever got were the hollowed-out volcano complex in ''Film/YouOnlyLiveTwice'' and Drax's Amazon launch facility in ''Film/{{Moonraker}}''.
** ''Film/GoldenEye'' had an elaborate underground military bunker at Severnaya, and the BigBad's Lair is actually below the giant pool where the cradle antenna is hidden.
** ''Film/DrNo'' had an elaborate nuclear facility but it's not clear that it was underground. Although fairly likely, given that it explicitly is in the book and in the film they dine in a glass-windowed room below the waterline and thus presumably underground as well.
** Dr. Kananga from ''Film/LiveAndLetDie'' had an underground base near one of his poppy fields in San Monique for processing the poppies' morphine into heroin.
%%* ''Film/LogansRun''
* Zion in ''Film/TheMatrix'' that is also a full blown city.
* The secret headquarters of the ''Film/MenInBlack'' are located several stories beneath Manhattan... accessible by the entrance to the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel.
* In the sequel to ''Film/{{Outpost}}'', another military team returns to the secret Nazi bunker to find the Device missing. They can't figure out where it's been moved, until they find a hidden door to an elevator, leading down to a massive underground complex.
* ''Franchise/ResidentEvil''
** The [[Film/ResidentEvil first film]] takes place in a massive laboratory hidden underneath Raccoon City. To help with the claustrophobia the walls have a city skyline on them and are covered by blinds.
** In ''Film/ResidentEvilExtinction'' [[EvilCorp Umbrella]] has moved all their staff to secured underground facilities due to the ZombieApocalypse.
* ''Film/SkyCaptainAndTheWorldOfTomorrow'' (2004). MadScientist Dr Totenkopf has a base populated by [[TheSwarm hordes]] of flying {{killer robot}}s that is large enough to contain a brobdingnagian RaygunGothic rocketship.
* ''Film/SkyHigh2005''. The Secret Sanctum.
%%* ''Film/THX1138''
* Team America, in ''Film/TeamAmericaWorldPolice'', had an elaborate base ''inside Mount Rushmore''.
* ''Film/UndercoverBrother''. The BROTHERHOOD has an extensive base located beneath a barber shop.
* In ''Film/X2XMenUnited'' the underground base becomes a plot element when the SpySatellites actually detect the CoolShip in its hangar underneath the Mutant Academy. William Stryker uses this evidence to convince the President to okay a commando strike on the school, secretly to further his plan to wipe out all mutantkind. Stryker's also got an Elaborate Underground Base of his own.
28th Nov '16 5:04:08 AM elegantandrogyne
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28th Nov '16 5:03:10 AM elegantandrogyne
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* ''[[VideoGame/Wasteland]]'', as well as ''VideoGame/Wasteland2'', has numerous pre-apocalyptic military bases and research complexes. 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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* ''[[VideoGame/Wasteland]]'', In ''VideoGame/Wasteland'', as well as ''VideoGame/Wasteland2'', has numerous pre-apocalyptic military bases and research complexes.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.
28th Nov '16 5:01:37 AM elegantandrogyne
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* ''VideoGame/Wasteland'', as well as ''VideoGame/Wasteland2'', has numerous pre-apocalyptic military bases and research complexes. 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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* ''VideoGame/Wasteland'', ''[[VideoGame/Wasteland]]'', as well as ''VideoGame/Wasteland2'', has numerous pre-apocalyptic military bases and research complexes. Some of them were adapted to fit their current users' needs, others are abandoned or still serving their intended purpose, crawling with formidable enemies.
28th Nov '16 5:00:27 AM elegantandrogyne
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