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3rd Apr '16 11:54:14 PM erforce
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* In 1978's ''[[{{Film/Superman}} Superman: The Movie]]'', ComicBook/LexLuthor is hiding in a defunct wing of the DC equivalent of Grand Central Station. This example is unusual in that the police ''actually suspect'' Luthor's presence in there, but one detective is mowed down by a train when he gets too close.
* ''TeamAmericaWorldPolice'' has the base in Mount Rushmore again.

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* In 1978's ''[[{{Film/Superman}} Superman: The Movie]]'', ''Film/SupermanTheMovie'', ComicBook/LexLuthor is hiding in a defunct wing of the DC equivalent of Grand Central Station. This example is unusual in that the police ''actually suspect'' Luthor's presence in there, but one detective is mowed down by a train when he gets too close.
* ''TeamAmericaWorldPolice'' ''Film/TeamAmericaWorldPolice'' has the base in Mount Rushmore again.



* In ''Film/AustinPowersTheSpyWhoShaggedMe'', Dr. Evil has a base in the Space Needle which houses a Starbucks.

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* ''Austin Powers''
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In ''Film/AustinPowersTheSpyWhoShaggedMe'', Dr. Evil has a base in the Space Needle which houses a Starbucks.



* The first live-action ''Film/{{Transformers}}'' movie had the FBI keeping Megatron and the All Spark inside Hoover Dam, which in the story was actually built to block out the Allspark's energy signature...or something.
** The second one had the Fallen's superweapon hidden ''inside'' of a pyramid in Egypt.

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* ''Film/TransformersFilmSeries''
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The first live-action ''Film/{{Transformers}}'' movie had the FBI keeping Megatron and the All Spark inside Hoover Dam, which in the story was actually built to block out the Allspark's energy signature...or something.
** The second one ''[[Film/TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen Revenge of the Fallen]]'' had the Fallen's superweapon hidden ''inside'' of a pyramid in Egypt.



* In the ''Film/JudgeDredd'' film, Rico's secret cloning lab is located in the head of the Statue of Liberty.

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* In the 1995 ''Film/JudgeDredd'' film, Rico's secret cloning lab is located in the head of the Statue of Liberty.
30th Mar '16 5:43:48 AM pmzzo
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** In ''AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho'' audio dramas, UNIT's top secret MuseumOfTheStrangeAndUnusual, "the Vault", is under [[UsefulNotes/NorthEastEngland the Angel of the North]]. {{Lampshaded}} when Captain Matheson says "You thought we only had bases under [[BritainIsOnlyLondon London landmarks]]?" [[Recap/DoctorWho50thASTheDayOfTheDoctor "The Day of the Doctor"]], however, {{Retcon}}s it to be under the National Gallery in London instead.

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** In ''AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho'' audio dramas, UNIT's top secret MuseumOfTheStrangeAndUnusual, "the Vault", is under [[UsefulNotes/NorthEastEngland the Angel of the North]]. {{Lampshaded}} when Captain Matheson says "You thought we only had bases under [[BritainIsOnlyLondon London landmarks]]?" [[Recap/DoctorWho50thASTheDayOfTheDoctor "The Day of the Doctor"]], however, {{Retcon}}s it to be under the National Gallery in London instead.instead - which was then duly retconned again by Big Finish who stated that obviously you sometimes need two archives to keep certain exhibits apart from each other. So according to this, UNIT has both the Black Archive under the National Gallery and the Vault under the Angel of the North.
28th Sep '15 7:36:23 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Film/NationalTreasure: Book of Secrets'' the ancient mythical city of Cíbola was hidden behind Mount Rushmore. Or rather Mount Rushmore was created to hide Cíbola.

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* In ''Film/NationalTreasure: Book of Secrets'' ''Film/NationalTreasure2BookOfSecrets'' the ancient mythical city of Cíbola was hidden behind Mount Rushmore. Or rather Mount Rushmore was created to hide Cíbola.
28th Sep '15 7:36:12 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[TheReturnOfCaptainInvincible Captain Invincible]] had a hidden base in the head of the Statue of Liberty... when he wasn't drunk off his mind in the Australian outback

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* [[TheReturnOfCaptainInvincible ''Film/TheReturnOfCaptainInvincible'': Captain Invincible]] Invincible had a hidden base in the head of the Statue of Liberty... when he wasn't drunk off his mind in the Australian outback
8th Sep '15 2:26:31 PM StFan
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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Spider-Man The Animated Series}}'', the Kingpin's lair is in the Chrysler building. There's a secret underground entrance so people not in the know won't find out where his base is (even though the lair's high ceiling ''looks'' like the interior of the Chrysler Building's spire might be expected to look). Of course, five seasons later, enough airborne bad guys have waltzed in and out that ''someone'' oughta suspect that something about that [[VillainWithGoodPublicity nice philanthropist]] Wilson Fisk isn't kosher.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Spider-Man The Animated Series}}'', ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries'', the Kingpin's lair is in the Chrysler building. There's a secret underground entrance so people not in the know won't find out where his base is (even though the lair's high ceiling ''looks'' like the interior of the Chrysler Building's spire might be expected to look). Of course, five seasons later, enough airborne bad guys have waltzed in and out that ''someone'' oughta suspect that something about that [[VillainWithGoodPublicity nice philanthropist]] Wilson Fisk isn't kosher.
5th Jul '15 3:47:23 PM nombretomado
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* In 1978's ''[[{{Film/Superman}} Superman: The Movie]]'', LexLuthor is hiding in a defunct wing of the DC equivalent of Grand Central Station. This example is unusual in that the police ''actually suspect'' Luthor's presence in there, but one detective is mowed down by a train when he gets too close.

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* In 1978's ''[[{{Film/Superman}} Superman: The Movie]]'', LexLuthor ComicBook/LexLuthor is hiding in a defunct wing of the DC equivalent of Grand Central Station. This example is unusual in that the police ''actually suspect'' Luthor's presence in there, but one detective is mowed down by a train when he gets too close.
1st Jul '15 4:51:58 AM Seiraryu
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*** Sure it was.
26th Jun '15 1:45:37 PM Willbyr
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Also see WeaponizedLandmark, where the landmark shoots back...

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Also see WeaponizedLandmark, where the landmark shoots back...back.



* In ''[[{{X 1999}} X/1999]]'', The Dragons of Heaven has their headquarters under the Diet Building, while the Dragons of Earth reside under the Tokyo Government offices.
* ''Anime/ReadOrDie'' has its network of superspies based in a secret underground lair beneath the British Library. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in that they also work ''for'' the [[MilkmanConspiracy British Library]].

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* In ''[[{{X 1999}} X/1999]]'', ''Manga/{{X1999}}'', The Dragons of Heaven has have their headquarters under the Diet Building, while the Dragons of Earth reside under the Tokyo Government offices.
* ''Anime/ReadOrDie'' has its network of superspies based in a secret underground lair beneath the British Library. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] {{Justified|Trope}} in that they also work ''for'' the [[MilkmanConspiracy British Library]].
30th May '15 1:28:58 PM henke37
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* ''Videogame/{{Earthbound}}'' has Doctor Andonuts with a secret lab underneath Stonehenge.

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* ''Videogame/{{Earthbound}}'' has Doctor Andonuts with a secret lab underneath Stonehenge.




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* ''WesternAnimation/TotallySpies'': Whoop's European HQ is located underneath the Effiel Tower.
8th May '15 8:21:42 AM zevemiel
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* Which makes their neighbor the teenaged {{antihero}} ''Comicbook/{{Anarky}}'' as he has his base of operations ''in'' the Washington Monument.
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