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23rd Apr '18 4:05:57 PM aprzn123
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* ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}'' have the Aperture Science Enrichment Center, where some of the tests are potentially lethal, and the whole place is controlled by a malicious A.I. At one point in Portal 2, you find the remains of the employee nursery and "Bring Your Daughter to Work Day" mentioned in the first game. It's in the bowels of Aperture, [[NoOSHACompliance a few feet away from a giant device that produces and distributes neurotoxin]]. Although, the test chambers themselves can't count because they are designed to be lethal and dangerous. There's no excuse for everywhere else though.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}'' have the Aperture Science Enrichment Center, where some of the tests are potentially lethal, and the whole place is controlled by a malicious A.I. At one point in Portal 2, you find the remains of the employee nursery and "Bring Your Daughter to Work Day" mentioned in the first game. It's in the bowels of Aperture, [[NoOSHACompliance a few feet away from a giant device that produces and distributes neurotoxin]]. Although, the test chambers themselves can't count because they are designed to be lethal and dangerous. There's no excuse for everywhere else though. Similarly, in Portal, after chamber 19 [[spoiler:you have to go through the place where people work in order to get to the boss battle]]. And that place is a maze of dedly pistons and portal puzzles.
5th Apr '18 6:18:56 PM nombretomado
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* Supernatural portals to spatially-twisted or other paranormal structures are so common in the ''WebOriginal/SCPFoundation'' that "things what lead to some vast dimension of pointlessness" have a spot on The Big List Of Overdone SCP Clichés. That said, the site also collects many well-done nightmare structures, such as [[http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/scp-455 SCP-455]].

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* Supernatural portals to spatially-twisted or other paranormal structures are so common in the ''WebOriginal/SCPFoundation'' ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'' that "things what lead to some vast dimension of pointlessness" have a spot on The Big List Of Overdone SCP Clichés. That said, the site also collects many well-done nightmare structures, such as [[http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/scp-455 SCP-455]].
1st Apr '18 3:39:28 PM Malady
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* A number of cards in ''MagicTheGathering'''s Stronghold set seem to be derived directly from this trope. Particularly malevolent examples include [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=5124 Ensnaring Bridge]], [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=5113 Bottomless Pit]], [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=5222 Shifting Wall]], and [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=5268 Wall of Razors]]. As if those features weren't hazardous enough, the backstory has the eponymous Stronghold seated inside a [[ConvectionSchmonvection volcano]].

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* A number of cards in ''MagicTheGathering'''s ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'''s Stronghold set seem to be derived directly from this trope. Particularly malevolent examples include [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=5124 Ensnaring Bridge]], [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=5113 Bottomless Pit]], [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=5222 Shifting Wall]], and [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=5268 Wall of Razors]]. As if those features weren't hazardous enough, the backstory has the eponymous Stronghold seated inside a [[ConvectionSchmonvection volcano]].
1st Apr '18 3:39:16 PM Malady
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* [[MagicalLibrary Library Island]] from ''MahouSenseiNegima''. A library with not only monsters, but also booby traps. So much so that there's a club dedicated to exploring it. A member of the club actually becomes a full-fledged treasure hunter in a later arc. Library Island is apparently comparable to the most dangerous dungeons the Magic World has to offer.

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* [[MagicalLibrary Library Island]] from ''MahouSenseiNegima''.''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima''. A library with not only monsters, but also booby traps. So much so that there's a club dedicated to exploring it. A member of the club actually becomes a full-fledged treasure hunter in a later arc. Library Island is apparently comparable to the most dangerous dungeons the Magic World has to offer.
31st Mar '18 12:49:51 PM nombretomado
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* The ''FatalFrame''/''Project Zero'' franchise. It almost seems a common practice to create the building in ancient Japan as puzzle rooms requiring the inhabitant to find all the missing pieces or shuffle around blocks to get into the next room, and certain rooms in the third game can only be accessed by climbing around in the rafters...

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* The ''FatalFrame''/''Project ''VideoGame/FatalFrame''/''Project Zero'' franchise. It almost seems a common practice to create the building in ancient Japan as puzzle rooms requiring the inhabitant to find all the missing pieces or shuffle around blocks to get into the next room, and certain rooms in the third game can only be accessed by climbing around in the rafters...
19th Feb '18 6:49:28 PM jormis29
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* Many dungeons in ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', especially those with the infamous Grimtooth traps.

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* Many dungeons in ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', especially those with the infamous Grimtooth traps.''TabletopGame/GrimtoothsTraps''.
15th Feb '18 3:11:15 PM Jake
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** FanRemake ''VideoGame/BlackMesa'' remodels a lot of setpieces so that they at least ''look'' a bit saner, and serve some kind of identifiable purpose.
30th Jan '18 10:38:23 PM GoblinCipher
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* Supernatural portals to spatially-twisted or other paranormal structures are so common in the ''WebOriginal/SCPFoundation'' that "things what lead to some vast dimension of pointlessness" have a spot on The Big List Of Overdone SCP Clichés. That said, the site also collects many well-done nightmare structures, such as [[http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/scp-455]].

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* Supernatural portals to spatially-twisted or other paranormal structures are so common in the ''WebOriginal/SCPFoundation'' that "things what lead to some vast dimension of pointlessness" have a spot on The Big List Of Overdone SCP Clichés. That said, the site also collects many well-done nightmare structures, such as [[http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/scp-455]].com/scp-455 SCP-455]].
30th Jan '18 10:37:58 PM GoblinCipher
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* ''Webcomic/KillSixBillionDemons'' has the GodEmperor Mammon's fractal fortress of Yre, which has an [[AlienGeometries infinitely large]] interior. Some of it is a TreasureRoom for the wealth of 111, 111 worlds; most of it serves no purpose but to kill trespassers in [[http://killsixbilliondemons.com/comic/seeker-of-thrones-5-41/ various creative ways]].

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* ''Webcomic/KillSixBillionDemons'' has the GodEmperor Mammon's fractal fortress of Yre, which has an [[AlienGeometries infinitely large]] interior. Some of it is a TreasureRoom for the wealth of 111, 111 111,111 worlds; most of it serves no purpose but to kill trespassers in [[http://killsixbilliondemons.com/comic/seeker-of-thrones-5-41/ various creative ways]].



* Supernatural portals to spatially-twisted or other paranormal structures are so common in the ''WebOriginal/SCPFoundation'' that "things what lead to some vast dimension of pointlessness" have a spot on The Big List Of Overdone SCP Clichés. That said, the site also collects many well-done nightmare buildings.

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* Supernatural portals to spatially-twisted or other paranormal structures are so common in the ''WebOriginal/SCPFoundation'' that "things what lead to some vast dimension of pointlessness" have a spot on The Big List Of Overdone SCP Clichés. That said, the site also collects many well-done nightmare buildings.structures, such as [[http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/scp-455]].
30th Jan '18 10:19:59 PM GoblinCipher
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* Supernatural portals to spatially-twisted or other paranormal structures are so common in the ''WebOriginal/SCPFoundation'' that "things what lead to some vast dimension of pointlessness" have a spot on The Big List Of Overdone SCP Clichés. That said, the site also collects many well-done nightmare buildings.
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