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9th Aug '17 10:23:03 PM Abodos
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* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'', once you head to the Forest Temple in human form with Midna, you have to go through a mass of purple fog following a monkey with your lantern. The fog doesn't affect your enemies, sadly, making it very annoying when you're running along and the monkey suddenly stops in terror and you careen into purple death. The mist in the Earth Temple of ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker'' is infamous for not only robbing you of your item use, but also for concealing none other than [[GoddamnBats the dreaded Floormasters]].

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** The mist in the Earth Temple of ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker'' is infamous for not only robbing you of your item use, but also for concealing none other than [[GoddamnBats the dreaded Floormasters]].
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''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'', once you head to the Forest Temple in human form with Midna, you have to go through a mass of purple fog following a monkey with your lantern. The fog doesn't affect your enemies, sadly, making it very annoying when you're running along and the monkey suddenly stops in terror and you careen into purple death. The penultimate dungeon also has black, ashy mist in the Earth Temple of ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker'' is infamous for not only robbing that traps you of your item use, but also for concealing none other than [[GoddamnBats the dreaded Floormasters]].in wolf form as long as you stand in it.
9th Aug '17 6:20:49 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Freelancer}}'' has a number of [[SpaceClouds nebulae]] that will [[HollywoodAcid corrode your hull]], bombard you with radiation, or conceal [[SpacePirates pirates]] or [[EldritchAbomination Nomads]].

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* ''{{Freelancer}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Freelancer}}'' has a number of [[SpaceClouds nebulae]] that will [[HollywoodAcid corrode your hull]], bombard you with radiation, or conceal [[SpacePirates pirates]] or [[EldritchAbomination Nomads]].
1st Aug '17 7:25:23 PM Sharlee
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* In the ''Weird Tales'' short story "Literature/TheNightWire", two newsdesk-workers receive incoming reports of a city they've never heard of being overwhelmed by a mysterious fog that consumes people. It's unclear if the town actually existed, [[spoiler: but ''some'' creepy force clearly does, because one of the newsmen dies while listening to the wire yet ''keeps on transcribing'' the report.]]
25th Jul '17 1:49:40 PM IceMaster
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* In ''Franchise/SailorMoon,'' Sailor Mercury can produce this with her Mercury Aqua Mist attack ([[BubbleGun Sabão Spray]] in TheNineties [[Anime/SailorMoon anime]]) producing a concealing fog that gives comrades an opening to attack an enemy unawares. (The fog itself had no special properties; she was TheSmartGuy rather than having much in the way of offensive power. She gets more direct means of attack as once or twice per season the gang gets more powers.)

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* In ''Franchise/SailorMoon,'' Sailor Mercury can produce this with her Mercury Aqua Mist attack ([[BubbleGun Sabão Spray]] in TheNineties [[Anime/SailorMoon anime]]) anime]]), producing a concealing fog that gives comrades an opening to attack an enemy unawares. (The fog itself had no special properties; she was TheSmartGuy rather than having much in the way of offensive power. She gets more direct means of attack as once or twice per season the gang gets more powers.)



* London is known for its OminousFog, thanks to much of the city being in a large river valley 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.
** A [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1948_Donora_smog nearly identical situation]] happened in the mill town of Donora, PA in 1948 which led to the death of 20 and the infection of nearly 7,000, nearly half of the town's population, from respiratory illness. The smog also left many survivors with lasting illness. The event is still considered one of the worst environmental disasters in US history.

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* London is known for its OminousFog, thanks to much of the city being in a large river valley 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 5th to Tuesday the 9th of December, December 9th, London was enshrouded with in 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 4,000 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.
** A [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1948_Donora_smog nearly identical situation]] happened in the mill town of Donora, PA in 1948 1948, which led to the death of 20 and the infection of nearly 7,000, nearly almost half of the town's population, from respiratory illness. The smog also left many survivors with lasting illness. The event is still considered one of the worst environmental disasters in US history.



* On August 21, 1986, volcanic activity released a massive amount of carbon dioxide into Lake Nyos in Cameroon. The gas emerged from the water's surface as a massive cloud that (due to CO[[subscript:2]] being heavier than air) hugged the ground like a fog bank. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JzchV_gQG10 This "death fog" engulfed three lakeside villages, killing approximately 2000 people.]]

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* On August 21, 1986, volcanic activity released a massive amount of carbon dioxide into Lake Nyos in Cameroon. The gas emerged from the water's surface as a massive cloud that (due to CO[[subscript:2]] being heavier than air) hugged the ground like a fog bank. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JzchV_gQG10 This "death fog" engulfed three lakeside villages, killing approximately 2000 2,000 people.]]



* The 2010 forest and peat fires in Central Russia caused a Smoke Of Doom in many Russian cities including Moscow. Carbon monoxide is quite a dangerous gas.

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* The 2010 forest and peat fires in Central Russia caused a Smoke Of of Doom in many Russian cities including Moscow. Carbon monoxide is quite a dangerous gas.Moscow.
20th Jun '17 10:40:18 AM IceMaster
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This isn't the normal mist that comes at a bad time, obscuring vision or providing dramatic tension. It's certainly not that serene mist that comes just after a gentle rain... no, this fog is malevolent and evil and out to get you.

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This isn't the normal mist that comes at a bad time, obscuring vision or providing dramatic tension. It's certainly not that serene mist that comes just after a gentle rain... no, this fog is malevolent and evil and out to get you.



An OminousFog turns into a Fog of Doom when it is trying to bite you. Sometimes the fog itself is the threat. No mere mist, the Fog of Doom is often poisonous, or acidic, or causes men to go mad. Other times, the Fog of Doom conceals other threats that come out of the mist to take and devour you so quickly that your friends don't even know you're gone until they look around and see you're just not there.

Either way, you better avoid walking into a mist at all costs.

This trope also can include other sight obscuring conditions such as dust storms (seen in the Mummy), supernatural darkness, or smoke; fog is simply the most common mechanism to achieve the effect.

For things who can turn themselves into smoke, see SuperSmoke. For ordinary poisons, see DeadlyGas.

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An OminousFog turns into a Fog of Doom when it is trying to bite you.it's hostile. Sometimes the fog itself is the threat. No mere mist, the Fog of Doom is often poisonous, or acidic, or causes men to go mad. Other times, the Fog of Doom conceals other threats that come out of the mist to take and devour you so quickly that your friends don't even know you're gone until they look around and see you're just not there.

Either way, you you'd better avoid walking into a mist at all costs.

This trope can also can include other sight obscuring conditions such as dust storms (seen in the Mummy), storms, supernatural darkness, or smoke; fog is simply the most common mechanism to achieve the effect.

For things who that can turn themselves into smoke, see SuperSmoke. For ordinary poisons, see DeadlyGas.
16th Apr '17 2:52:03 PM nombretomado
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* In William King's TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} SpaceWolf novel ''Grey Hunters'', the Chaos forces cause a green and yellow fog to boil up. It obscures vision, allows their enemies to sneak up, and contains some kind of poison.

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* In William King's TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} SpaceWolf Literature/SpaceWolf novel ''Grey Hunters'', the Chaos forces cause a green and yellow fog to boil up. It obscures vision, allows their enemies to sneak up, and contains some kind of poison.
30th Mar '17 1:03:06 AM PaulA
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* ''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.

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* ''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.
23rd Mar '17 10:59:32 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* In ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', the hobbits run into one of these on the Barrow Downs. They're not quite as GenreSavvy as their ponies, and end up captured by a [[OurGhostsAreDifferent Barrow-Wight]].

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* In ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', the hobbits run into one of these on the Barrow Downs. They're not quite as GenreSavvy as their ponies, Downs, and end up captured by a [[OurGhostsAreDifferent Barrow-Wight]].
17th Feb '17 3:17:15 PM Xandemaru
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* The Mind Fog is a creepy and illegal magical effect in ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles''.

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* The Mind Fog is a creepy and illegal magical effect in ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles''. It renders those touched by it dumbstruck and defenseless to anything unaffected by it.
2nd Dec '16 2:14:06 PM eowynjedi
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* Episode 4 of ''Series/TheCrown2016'' covers the Great Smog of 1952. As detailed in RealLife below, it was a noxious soup of fog and vehicle exhaust that was exacerbated by coal smoke from furnaces. The hospitals are quickly overwhelmed by respiratory patients and both Winston Churchill's opponents and fellow Conservatives try unavailingly to convince him that the smog is a serious problem of human origin--it gets so bad that they encourage the young Queen Elizabeth to intervene with him. He only realizes the depth of his mistake when the lack of visibility results in his young secretary being fatally struck by a bus, and he sees just how swamped the hospital is when he visits the morgue.

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* Episode 4 of ''Series/TheCrown2016'' covers the Great Smog of 1952. As detailed in RealLife below, it was a noxious soup of fog and vehicle exhaust that was exacerbated by coal smoke from furnaces. The hospitals are quickly overwhelmed by respiratory patients and both Winston Churchill's opponents and fellow Conservatives try unavailingly to convince him that the smog is a serious problem of human origin--it gets so bad that they encourage the young Queen Elizabeth to intervene with him. He only realizes the depth of his mistake when the lack of visibility results in his young secretary being fatally struck by a bus, and he sees just how swamped the hospital is when he visits the morgue. The ending titles of the episode inform viewers that 4,000 deaths in the following months were attributed to the smog, but more recent research raises the estimate to ''12,000.''
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