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14th Jan '18 11:31:55 AM nombretomado
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* LaPucelle features portals into the Dark World as the randomly generated [[BonusDungeon Bonus Dungeons]].

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* LaPucelle ''VideoGame/LaPucelle'' features portals into the Dark World as the randomly generated [[BonusDungeon Bonus Dungeons]].
23rd Dec '17 7:02:46 PM Briguy52748
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs'': The Season 2 special "The Smurfs Christmas Special" has an evil lord attempt to use one to allow him to take two children he kidnapped (along with Gargamel and Azrael) on "The Final Journey," presumably another dimension, where he planned to do who knows what to his captives (and force Gargamel to watch) before killing them all. He first builds a wall of fire before beginning to summon more of his powers to open the Hellgate ... but is eventually stopped.
23rd Dec '17 1:56:30 PM Comrade_Kenneth
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* As mentioned above, New York actually has a Hell Gate. It isn't Newark, however, and it's not harmful or scary at all. It's a just a branch of the East River between Astoria in Queens and Randall's and Wards Islands, and takes its name from the Dutch phrase ''Hellegat'', a common toponym for "bright strait" or "clear opening", later anglicized into "Hell Gate", which stuck due to its hazards of large rocks and unpredictable currents. It has an eponymous bridge going over it, which also isn't scary, just frustrating due to heavy traffic.

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* As mentioned above, New York actually has a Hell Gate. It isn't Newark, however, and it's not harmful or scary at all. It's a just a branch of the East River between Astoria in Queens and Randall's and Wards Islands, and takes its name from the Dutch phrase ''Hellegat'', a common toponym for "bright strait" or "clear opening", later anglicized into "Hell Gate", which stuck due to its hazards of large rocks and unpredictable currents. It has an eponymous bridge going over it, which also isn't scary, just frustrating due to heavy traffic. traffic, which isn't even possible due to the fact that is only a railway bridge. So the name means nothing because isn't even mildly scary at all. Still, a bridge going over a literal portal to hell would be quite interesting.
20th Dec '17 4:57:08 PM Comrade_Kenneth
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* As mentioned above, New York actually has a Hell Gate. It isn't Newark, however, and it's not harmful or scary at all. It's a just a branch of the East River between Astoria in Queens and Randall's and Wards Islands, and takes its name from the Dutch phrase ''Hellegat'', a common toponym for "bright strait" or "clear opening", later anglicized into "Hell Gate", which stuck due to its hazards of large rocks and unpredictable currents. It has an eponymous bridge going over it, which also isn't scary, just frustrating due to heavy traffic.
4th Dec '17 7:54:21 AM Cryoclaste
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* An [[InvertedTrope Inversion]], sort of, in ''{{Metroid}} Prime 2: Echoes''. The [[LegionsOfHell Ing]] themselves don't use the portals to [[DarkWorld Dark Aether]], as they can't survive on Aether in their normal forms; they appear as mist that [[DemonicPossession possesses]] creatures instead. Some of the portals appeared spontaneously, and some were created by the Luminoth so that they (and eventually Samus) could return the favor.

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* An [[InvertedTrope Inversion]], sort of, in ''{{Metroid}} Prime 2: Echoes''.''VideoGame/MetroidPrime2Echoes''. The [[LegionsOfHell Ing]] themselves don't use the portals to [[DarkWorld Dark Aether]], as they can't survive on Aether in their normal forms; they appear as mist that [[DemonicPossession possesses]] creatures instead. Some of the portals appeared spontaneously, and some were created by the Luminoth so that they (and eventually Samus) could return the favor.
22nd Oct '17 6:08:04 PM Ravaelt
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* ''Literature/ANetOfDawnAndBones'' has the Demongates, vast magical constructions built from HumanSacrifice, negative emotions and evil that allow demons to invade Earth from Hell with impunity. They are relatively rare because the knowledge and patience required to create a gate isnít something most sorcerers can manage. The last few times one has been completed have caused catastrophes to occur including [[RealEventFictionalCause the Great Fire of London, the 1692 Jamaican Earthquake and the 1257 Mount Rinjani explosion]]. The BigBad is trying to create a new one in Intrepid, and has had twenty odd years to build the foundations, starting with using his older brother as a HumanSacrifice. [[spoiler: Despite the best efforts of everyone involved it opens of Halloween during ''Seeds of Blood'', before being destroyed by [[HolyHandGrenade celestially powered]] ColonyDrop.]]
22nd Oct '17 12:35:39 AM DustSnitch
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* Dante Aligheri's ''Literature/TheDivineComedy'' subverts this trope; it's a hellgate, but it's literally the gate to Hell; just an opening with an ominous poem scrawled into it.
* The tunnels in ''Literature/TheDemonata''.

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* Dante Aligheri's Since ''Literature/TheDivineComedy'' subverts this trope; it's represents Hell with a hellgate, but it's literally physical Underworld, the entrance to the kingdom of the damned is a literal gate to Hell; just that includes an opening with an ominous poem scrawled into it.
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inscription written by [[{{God}} the Author of Life]]. This inscription includes a description of the depravity of Hell, a recitation of the virtues of God that are rejected by entry, and a famous command: "Abandon all hope, ye who enter here."
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The tunnels in ''Literature/TheDemonata''.
18th Oct '17 4:05:21 PM Theriocephalus
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* The 'Seven Gates to Hell' is an [[OlderThanTheyThink old legend]] in RealLife occultism. Among the places nominated for the list is Patrick's Pit in Ireland; Mount Hekla in Iceland; an otherwise-unnamed valley in Italy; a town or place called Chorazin, listed under Literature above; the Vale of Hinnom just outside of Jerusalem, [[TakeThat the entire city of Newark, New Jersey]] and an old Evangelical Church cemetery in [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stull,_Kansas Stull, Kansas]].

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* The 'Seven "Seven Gates to Hell' Hell" is an [[OlderThanTheyThink old legend]] in RealLife occultism. Among the places nominated for the list is Patrick's Pit in Ireland; Mount Hekla in Iceland; an otherwise-unnamed valley in Italy; a town or place called Chorazin, listed under Literature above; the Vale of Hinnom just outside of Jerusalem, [[TakeThat the entire city of Newark, New Jersey]] and an old Evangelical Church cemetery in [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stull,_Kansas Stull, Kansas]].
18th Oct '17 4:04:51 PM Theriocephalus
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* What the Five Gatekeepers are there to guard and - when necessary - create in ''Literature/ThePowerOfFive''.

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* What the Five Gatekeepers are there to guard and - -- when necessary - -- create in ''Literature/ThePowerOfFive''.



* ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' has had a few of these over the years - In ''[[Series/PowerRangersLightspeedRescue Lightspeed Rescue]]'' the demons' master plan is to open one to free their brethren from the barren "Shadow World". In ''[[Series/PowerRangersNinjaStorm Ninja Storm]]'', the entire season is a XanatosGambit by [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass Lothor]], who sent his [[MonsterOfTheWeek monsters]] to their deaths week after week to fulfill a prophecy whereby the "Abyss of Evil" would burst open from the pressure of all the evil spirits contained within it. In [[Series/PowerRangersMysticForce Mystic Force's]] backstory, Claire's mother sealed away [[EldritchAbomination The Master's]] legions the behind the one they used to attack the surface.

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* ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' has had a few of these over the years - In -- in ''[[Series/PowerRangersLightspeedRescue Lightspeed Rescue]]'' the demons' master plan is to open one to free their brethren from the barren "Shadow World". In ''[[Series/PowerRangersNinjaStorm Ninja Storm]]'', the entire season is a XanatosGambit by [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass Lothor]], who sent his [[MonsterOfTheWeek monsters]] to their deaths week after week to fulfill a prophecy whereby the "Abyss of Evil" would burst open from the pressure of all the evil spirits contained within it. In [[Series/PowerRangersMysticForce Mystic Force's]] backstory, Claire's mother sealed away [[EldritchAbomination The Master's]] legions the behind the one they used to attack the surface.



* The entire game of ''TabletopGame/{{Rifts}}'' is built around countless eponymous gates opening up as a response to the world's mana rising after the Third World War, ripping open the fabric of time and space. Not as many open up as frequently as when the whole sequence started, but there are some stable gates - such as the entirety of the St Louis Arch which is a permanent portal to various hell-like dimensions.

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* The entire game of ''TabletopGame/{{Rifts}}'' is built around countless eponymous gates opening up as a response to the world's mana rising after the Third World War, ripping open the fabric of time and space. Not as many open up as frequently as when the whole sequence started, but there are some stable gates - -- such as the entirety of the St Louis Arch which is a permanent portal to various hell-like dimensions.



** The supplement ''Inferno'' gives details on opening gates to Hell. [[BrownNote Looking]] into an open gate is damaging to the sanity and morality, to say nothing of what might get out - or try to [[DraggedOffToHell pull you in]].

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** The supplement ''Inferno'' gives details on opening gates to Hell. [[BrownNote Looking]] into an open gate is damaging to the sanity and morality, to say nothing of what might get out - -- or try to [[DraggedOffToHell pull you in]].



* ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'' has a few of these, some leading to the Underworld, some to [[{{Hell}} Malfeas]]. To get to the Underworld, you enter a [[CorpseLand shadowland]] and wait until nightfall. Voila - now you're in the Underworld! Too bad the borders go back up at sunrise. There are sixteen secret ways into Malfeas from Creation, one of which is as simple as wearing green while riding through an area of desolation and ending up on the sands of Cecelyne, the Endless Desert (and yes, it's suggested [[FridgeHorror people do this accidentally]]).

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'' has a few of these, some leading to the Underworld, some to [[{{Hell}} Malfeas]]. To get to the Underworld, you enter a [[CorpseLand shadowland]] and wait until nightfall. Voila - -- now you're in the Underworld! Too bad the borders go back up at sunrise. There are sixteen secret ways into Malfeas from Creation, one of which is as simple as wearing green while riding through an area of desolation and ending up on the sands of Cecelyne, the Endless Desert (and yes, it's suggested [[FridgeHorror people do this accidentally]]).



* ''Franchise/MassEffect'': The characters are actually pretty careful about the [[OurWormholesAreDifferent mass relays]] and refuse to open them until both entrances are discovered normally, for fear that something horrible and unknown might be waiting on the other side. The galaxy has learned this from bitter experience, as some thousand years before the game starts, when they blindly opened a mass relay, they got invaded by [[BugWar Rachni]]. In fact, the First Contact War started because humans were just opening mass relays whenever they found one, and this caught the turians' attention. [[spoiler: There is indeed [[EldritchAbomination something out there]] - [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast the Reapers]]. The cornerstone of [[SapientShip the Reapers]]' plan was the fact that the Citadel itself, basically the centre of galactic civilisation, contains a mass relay. Every few millennia, species reach the Citadel, then Reapers invade and [[FaceFullOfAlienWingWong somehow breed]] using said species. [[ViciousCycle Rinse and repeat]].]]

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* ''Franchise/MassEffect'': The characters are actually pretty careful about the [[OurWormholesAreDifferent mass relays]] and refuse to open them until both entrances are discovered normally, for fear that something horrible and unknown might be waiting on the other side. The galaxy has learned this from bitter experience, as some thousand years before the game starts, when they blindly opened a mass relay, they got invaded by [[BugWar Rachni]]. In fact, the First Contact War started because humans were just opening mass relays whenever they found one, and this caught the turians' attention. [[spoiler: There is indeed [[EldritchAbomination something out there]] - -- [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast the Reapers]]. The cornerstone of [[SapientShip the Reapers]]' plan was the fact that the Citadel itself, basically the centre of galactic civilisation, contains a mass relay. Every few millennia, species reach the Citadel, then Reapers invade and [[FaceFullOfAlienWingWong somehow breed]] using said species. [[ViciousCycle Rinse and repeat]].]]



** The portals didn't allow the Combine to arrive, at least initially - the resulting portal storm, however, grabbed their attention. They then piggybacked in on the storm and used for their invasion. Not the intended result, but then the entire Resonance Cascade scenario never was to begin with.

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** The portals didn't allow the Combine to arrive, at least initially - -- the resulting portal storm, however, grabbed their attention. They then piggybacked in on the storm and used for their invasion. Not the intended result, but then the entire Resonance Cascade scenario never was to begin with.



* In the ''{{VideoGame/Bayonetta}}'' franchise, Umbran Witches can use their hair as a conduit to open temporary gates to Inferno, this game's version of Hell, in order to summon Infernal Demons to do their bidding. In the sequel, it's revealed that the Umbran Witch counterparts, the Lumen Sages, can do something similar by opening up a temporary gate to Paradiso in order to summon Angels. Although LightIsNotGood is in full effect here, so despite Paradiso being eponymous to Heaven its implied to be just as bad as Inferno. Also in the sequel, ''{{VideoGame/Bayonetta 2}}'', the titular character needs to travel to the holy mountain, Fimbulventr, in order to access a permanent passageway to Inferno, fittingly called (through translation) the 'Gates of Hell'. The mountain houses a permanent gateway to Paradiso as well, a Heaven's Gate.

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* In the ''{{VideoGame/Bayonetta}}'' franchise, Umbran Witches can use their hair as a conduit to open temporary gates to Inferno, this game's version of Hell, in order to summon Infernal Demons to do their bidding. In the sequel, it's revealed that the Umbran Witch counterparts, the Lumen Sages, can do something similar by opening up a temporary gate to Paradiso in order to summon Angels. Although LightIsNotGood is in full effect here, so despite Paradiso being eponymous to Heaven its implied to be just as bad as Inferno. Also in the sequel, ''{{VideoGame/Bayonetta 2}}'', the titular character needs to travel to the holy mountain, Fimbulventr, in order to access a permanent passageway to Inferno, fittingly called (through translation) the 'Gates Gates of Hell'.Hell. The mountain houses a permanent gateway to Paradiso as well, a Heaven's Gate.



* The World Gate in ''VideoGame/QuestForGloryIII''.

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* Referenced in the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode "It's About Time", when [[HellHound Cerberus]] ends up in Ponyville after wandering away from his post guarding the entrance to Tartarus. Amusingly, Twilight Sparkle's trip to return Cerberus to Tartarus only takes a single day--and is so uneventful that it happens entirely off-screen. However, this [[CerebusRetcon becomes a plot point later]] when it's revealed that [[SatanicArchetype Lord Tirek]] escaped from [[SealedEvilInACan his prison in Tartarus]] during this time.

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* Referenced in the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode "It's About Time", when [[HellHound Cerberus]] ends up in Ponyville after wandering away from his post guarding the entrance to Tartarus. Amusingly, Twilight Sparkle's trip to return Cerberus to Tartarus only takes a single day--and day -- and is so uneventful that it happens entirely off-screen. However, this [[CerebusRetcon becomes a plot point later]] when it's revealed that [[SatanicArchetype Lord Tirek]] escaped from [[SealedEvilInACan his prison in Tartarus]] during this time.
13th Sep '17 6:52:34 AM Shadowgazer
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* The Tree of the Dead from ''Film/SleepyHollow'' became a gate to Hell after [[spoiler: Lady Van Tassel used the dark arts to sell her soul to Satan for a chance at revenge and taking over all the village's land, by being given control of the restless ghost of the Headless Horseman whose skull she kept with her.]]
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