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21st Mar '16 8:43:54 AM redandready45
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* ''Film/WhoKilledTheElectricCar'': The infamous LA smog, which California lawmaker Alan Lowenthal described as the "black cloud of death". The desire to get rid of fog was what pushed the California Air Resources Board ([[FunWithAcronyms CARB]]) to require car companies to build the electric car.
14th Mar '16 7:44:45 AM Peridonyx
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* The ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' two-parter "The Crystal Empire" gives us a sentient, shadowy example in the form of King Sombra, who takes advantage of this alternate form to completely surround his former PlaceOfPower while waiting for any and all openings to retake it. While he's in this state, anyone or anything he comes into contact with is infected with black crystals that can cause various BlackMagic effects.
12th Jan '16 7:16:09 AM bwburke94
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* Mistfall in the ''Series/DoctorWho'' serial "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS18E3FullCircle Full Circle]]". [[spoiler: K9 analyzes the fog and declares it non-toxic.]]
** In the BigFinish audios, the Eminence is an EldritchAbomination presented as a sentient fog capable of reanimating the dead and making them its immortal warriors, so horrifyingly feared armies are mobilized at the mere sighting of a single Eminence soldier.
* Series/{{Sherlock}} gives us the fog in ''The Hounds of Baskerville''. [[spoiler: It contains a drug which makes the mind extremely susceptible to fear and stimulus.]]

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* Mistfall in the classic ''Series/DoctorWho'' serial "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS18E3FullCircle Full Circle]]". [[spoiler: K9 analyzes the fog and declares it non-toxic.]]
** In the BigFinish ''AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho'' audios, the Eminence is an EldritchAbomination presented as a sentient fog capable of reanimating the dead and making them its immortal warriors, so horrifyingly feared armies are mobilized at the mere sighting of a single Eminence soldier.
* Series/{{Sherlock}} ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'' gives us the fog in ''The Hounds of Baskerville''. [[spoiler: It contains a drug which makes the mind extremely susceptible to fear and stimulus.]]
9th Jan '16 5:47:39 PM adrianleverkuhn
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* In the ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' episode [[Recap/SupernaturalS02E22AllHellBreaksLoosePartTwo "All Hell Breaks Loose, Part Two" (S02, Ep22)]], black smoke explodes from the Devil's Gate as the forces of hell are released.
28th Sep '15 2:49:03 AM VTSylph
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* ''Webcomic/SoulToCall'' - Not only do abominations appear out of the Fog, but people who wander in tend not to wander out...
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27th Sep '15 4:11:45 AM Morgenthaler
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* A strange ecosystem came out of the fog in Creator/StephenKing's ''TheMist''.
** Creepy fog-cloaked areas called "thinnies" are a rare, but deadly and unpredictable hazard in King's ''Franchise/TheDarkTower'' series.

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* A strange ecosystem came out of the fog in Creator/StephenKing's ''TheMist''.
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Creepy fog-cloaked areas called "thinnies" are a rare, but deadly and unpredictable hazard in King's ''Franchise/TheDarkTower'' series.



* The ''TalesFromCampCrystalLake'' series of books by Eric Morse [[note]] ''Mother's Day'', ''Jason's Curse'', ''The Carnival'' and ''Road Trip''[[/note]] all feature a yellow fog which seems to make everyone feel more negatively, lubricating the lethal intentions of whomever finds the [[BecomingTheMask hockey mask]] as well as the FinalGirl.

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* The ''TalesFromCampCrystalLake'' ''Literature/TalesFromCampCrystalLake'' series of books by Eric Morse [[note]] ''Mother's Day'', ''Jason's Curse'', ''The Carnival'' and ''Road Trip''[[/note]] all feature a yellow fog which seems to make everyone feel more negatively, lubricating the lethal intentions of whomever finds the [[BecomingTheMask hockey mask]] as well as the FinalGirl.



* ''TalesOfTheMagicLand'' (a series of loose Russian translations of the ''WizardOfOz'' books) has a book aptly named ''The Yellow Fog'' where a witch named Arachna who attempts to subdue the Magic Land with the titular fog. While not lethal (it's meant to subdue rather than exterminate, after all), it has several negative effects: it's toxic, for one, and it also blocks off the sun leading to intense cold in the usually winterless Magic Land.
* In ''{{Mistborn}}'', the mysterious threat called the Deepness is actually the normally benign mists, which [[GodOfEvil Ruin]] intensified until they form a crop-killing particulate winter.

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* ''TalesOfTheMagicLand'' ''Literature/TalesOfTheMagicLand'' (a series of loose Russian translations of the ''WizardOfOz'' books) has a book aptly named ''The Yellow Fog'' where a witch named Arachna who attempts to subdue the Magic Land with the titular fog. While not lethal (it's meant to subdue rather than exterminate, after all), it has several negative effects: it's toxic, for one, and it also blocks off the sun leading to intense cold in the usually winterless Magic Land.
* In ''{{Mistborn}}'', ''Literature/{{Mistborn}}'', the mysterious threat called the Deepness is actually the normally benign mists, which [[GodOfEvil Ruin]] intensified until they form a crop-killing particulate winter.
3rd Aug '15 8:21:36 PM ChrispAndChrisIce
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* Some of the early pre-release materials for ''VideoGame/SilentHillOrigins'' suggested that the town's OminousFog would cross the line to become an active, amorphous enemy. The game switched production teams midway through development, and though a later sequel, ''VideoGame/SilentHillHomecoming'', did feature an otherwise corporeal monster named "Smog", the Fog of Doom idea never panned out.

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* There is a red fog that chases Heather in ''VideoGame/SilentHill3'' that will kill her if she lets it catch up with her. Some of the early pre-release materials for ''VideoGame/SilentHillOrigins'' suggested that the town's OminousFog would cross the line to become an active, amorphous enemy. The game switched production teams midway through development, and though a later sequel, ''VideoGame/SilentHillHomecoming'', did feature an otherwise corporeal monster named "Smog", the Fog of Doom idea never panned out.
17th Jun '15 1:21:28 PM PrimeEvil
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* Mistfall in the ''Series/DoctorWho'' serial "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS18E3FullCircle Full Circle]]".

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* Mistfall in the ''Series/DoctorWho'' serial "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS18E3FullCircle Full Circle]]". [[spoiler: K9 analyzes the fog and declares it non-toxic.]]
25th May '15 10:01:45 PM N.Harmonik
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* London is known for its OminousFog, thanks to much of the city being in a large river valley kn own as the Thames Basin. Combine that with extensive industrialisation and [[NoOSHACompliance a lack of environmental regulations]] and you have a recipe for this trope. Smog conditions got bad enough to be a public health hazard fairly regularly, but the last and worst incident was in 1952: From Friday the 5th of December to Tuesday the 9th of December, London was enshrouded with what has come to be called the Great Smog of 1952. One of the worst pollution episodes in history, the Great Smog killed nearly 4000 people, and hospitalized nearly 100,000 more from respiratory tract infections and hypoxia (the inability to get enough oxygen). This finally convinced the government that enough was enough, and the UK's first Clean Air Act was passed soon after.

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* London is known for its OminousFog, thanks to much of the city being in a large river valley kn own known as the Thames Basin. Combine that with extensive industrialisation and [[NoOSHACompliance a lack of environmental regulations]] and you have a recipe for this trope. Smog conditions got bad enough to be a public health hazard fairly regularly, but the last and worst incident was in 1952: From Friday the 5th of December to Tuesday the 9th of December, London was enshrouded with what has come to be called the Great Smog of 1952. One of the worst pollution episodes in history, the Great Smog killed nearly 4000 people, and hospitalized nearly 100,000 more from respiratory tract infections and hypoxia (the inability to get enough oxygen). This finally convinced the government that enough was enough, and the UK's first Clean Air Act was passed soon after.
21st May '15 2:42:18 AM justanid
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** ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' also features air elementals, crimson deaths, vampiric mists, and mist dragons.
** ''TabletopGame/{{Ravenloft}}'s most iconic set-piece is The Mists that hang over most of the Land, and this is often used as a [[DownTheRabbitHole means to pluck players out of their home world]]. It gets to a point where experienced players will run screaming from the slightest sign of mist. One of the nastiest salient powers mentioned in the {{Ravenloft}} supplement ''Van Richten's Guide To Vampires'' was the possibility of a Patriarch vampire using its energy-drain ability ''while in mist-form''. This was a particularly terrifying prospect under 2nd Edition rules, when there was virtually no way to fight back against a gaseous-form opponent.

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** ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' ''D&D'' also features air elementals, crimson deaths, vampiric mists, and mist dragons.
** ''TabletopGame/{{Ravenloft}}'s The most iconic set-piece is of ''TabletopGame/{{Ravenloft}}'' are The Mists that hang over most of the Land, and this is often used as a [[DownTheRabbitHole means to pluck players out of their home world]]. It gets to a point where experienced players will run screaming from the slightest sign of mist. One of the nastiest salient powers mentioned in the {{Ravenloft}} ''Ravenloft'' supplement ''Van Richten's Guide To Vampires'' was the possibility of a Patriarch vampire using its energy-drain ability ''while in mist-form''. This was a particularly terrifying prospect under 2nd Edition rules, when there was virtually no way to fight back against a gaseous-form opponent.



* In the VillainsAndVigilantes adventure ''Devil's Domain'', killing demons released a cloud that caused humans to go insane and attack you.
* London in ''UnhallowedMetropolis'' is cloaked in heavily toxic smog. Going outside without a gas mask or at least a damp cloth to cover your mouth and nose causes unconsciousness in short order, and death not too long after. Direct sunlight penetrating the smog layer is rare, and on the worst days, it blots out the sun entirely. There's nothing supernatural or actively malevolent about it, but that's a small comfort.
* In HoylesRulesOfDragonPoker, when there's fog outside, all cards are hole cards and the first two rounds of betting are done blind.

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* In the VillainsAndVigilantes ''TabletopGame/VillainsAndVigilantes'' adventure ''Devil's Domain'', killing demons released a cloud that caused humans to go insane and attack you.
* London in ''UnhallowedMetropolis'' ''TabletopGame/UnhallowedMetropolis'' is cloaked in heavily toxic smog. Going outside without a gas mask or at least a damp cloth to cover your mouth and nose causes unconsciousness in short order, and death not too long after. Direct sunlight penetrating the smog layer is rare, and on the worst days, it blots out the sun entirely. There's nothing supernatural or actively malevolent about it, but that's a small comfort.
* In HoylesRulesOfDragonPoker, ''TabletopGame/HoylesRulesOfDragonPoker'', when there's fog outside, all cards are hole cards and the first two rounds of betting are done blind.
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