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20th Aug '17 10:20:38 PM GrammarNavi
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* The Rebels in ''Film/ANewHope'' set their base in a temple that was created thousands of years ago by a Sith who enslaved the world's population, then killed them all. The temple had been left fallow for all that time, and the traveler who rediscovered them suggested them as good locations for revolutionaries to put up a base. When ''they'' left, during the Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse, the Imperials ransacked the base and then abandoned it themselves. In the JediAcademyTrilogy, Luke Skywalker decides to put his Jedi academy there, thoroughly averting this trope.

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* The Rebels in ''Film/ANewHope'' set their base in a temple that was created thousands of years ago by a Sith who enslaved the world's population, then killed them all. The temple had been left fallow for all that time, and the traveler who rediscovered them suggested them as good locations for revolutionaries to put up a base. When ''they'' left, during the Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse, the Imperials ransacked the base and then abandoned it themselves. In the JediAcademyTrilogy, ''Literature/JediAcademyTrilogy'', Luke Skywalker decides to put his Jedi academy there, thoroughly averting this trope.
18th Jul '17 2:32:38 PM Caps-luna
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* ''SS United States'' qualifies as she hasn't been able to move under her own power for decades. She's too cool for the scrap yard but also a daunting task to refurbish given that her interiors were removed and sold by a previous owner. She's not abandoned per se, but preserved until someone will find a use for her.
14th Jul '17 8:33:52 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* In ''Discworld/ThiefOfTime'', the Auditors make use of a site that, against all odds, has remained unoccupied for years even in packed-to-the-rafters Ankh-Morpork. The space in question is a former alley that got roofed over at some point, then forgotten about because whoever did it passed away, and the owners of the adjacent properties now all believe it belongs to one of the others. Actually, they each own one wall. This is a running problem in the city; the loam foundation and frequent floods mean the whole thing sinks slowly over time, so that the plan of the city gradually shifts and some areas have three or four levels of forgotten floors below the cellars.

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* In ''Discworld/ThiefOfTime'', the Auditors make use of a site that, against all odds, has remained unoccupied for years even in packed-to-the-rafters Ankh-Morpork. The space in question is a former alley that got roofed over at some point, then forgotten about because whoever did it passed away, and the owners of the adjacent properties now all believe it belongs to one of the others. Actually, they each own one wall. This is a running problem in the city; the loam foundation and frequent floods mean the whole thing sinks slowly over time, so that the plan of the city gradually shifts and some areas have three or four levels of forgotten floors below the cellars. During the course of the series it's eventually averted; all of that underground real estate gets cleared out and sold to dwarf immigrants.
12th Jul '17 7:32:20 AM HighCrate
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* In general, many photographers or geocachers are always looking for abandoned buildings ("Lost Places") and finding an astonishing amount of them.
9th Jul '17 3:53:01 PM nombretomado
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* Justified in the ''Literature/RiversOfLondon'' novels: while Nightingale's alma mater Casterbrook has been closed and vacant since WorldWarII, the estate's tenant farmers pay enough in rent to cover periodic upkeep and it's still being cleaned every month or so.

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* Justified in the ''Literature/RiversOfLondon'' novels: while Nightingale's alma mater Casterbrook has been closed and vacant since WorldWarII, UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, the estate's tenant farmers pay enough in rent to cover periodic upkeep and it's still being cleaned every month or so.
27th Jun '17 12:26:59 PM BeerBaron
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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
** Played straight for several games in the series when it comes to ruins/caves/tombs/etc. which contain NPC opponents. Once you've cleared them out, they will remain gone. Starting with ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'', these locations will "reset" after a certain amount of in-game time has passed, making it seem like a new set of bandits/necromancers/smugglers/etc. has set up their operation there.
** The Imga, a minor race of intelligent "ape men" native to Valenwood, Avert this in background lore. Imga have taken over many of the abandoned human trading posts which had been established in Valenwood during the Second Empire.
22nd Apr '17 4:44:33 PM nombretomado
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* Par for the course in the ''VideoGame/{{Suikoden}}'' series. In almost every game (3 and 4 being the exceptions), the hero's army takes over such a structure to serve as their headquarters. The [[SuikodenII second game]] even has the hero's army claim an entire GhostTown.

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* Par for the course in the ''VideoGame/{{Suikoden}}'' series. In almost every game (3 and 4 being the exceptions), the hero's army takes over such a structure to serve as their headquarters. The [[SuikodenII [[VideoGame/SuikodenII second game]] even has the hero's army claim an entire GhostTown.
15th Mar '17 11:57:27 PM Panzerkatzen
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A notable variation is having an abandoned ''room'' inside a frequently-used building. This one tends to be more fanciful than factual, as any reasonable custodial staff would have access to blueprints and schematics showing where everything is. For a room to remain undisturbed for decades would normally require someone (or [[EldritchAbomination something...]]) actively protecting it.

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A notable variation is having an abandoned ''room'' inside a frequently-used building. This one tends to be more fanciful than factual, as any reasonable custodial staff would have access to blueprints and schematics showing where everything is. For a room to remain undisturbed for decades would normally require someone (or [[EldritchAbomination something...]]) actively protecting it.
it, or perhaps hidden behind [[BookcasePassage a secret door]] that doesn't appear on the blueprints.
8th Mar '17 10:11:19 AM Pinokio
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* In ''Film/HighlanderEndgame'', a store in a busy city has been bombed and left abandoned for ten years without being condemned, repaired or renovated.
15th Nov '16 6:51:00 PM Random888
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* ''{{WesternAnimation/Anastasia}}'' ahistorically portrays the Winter Palace as being abandoned and boarded up ten years after the events of UsefulNotes/RedOctober. In real life, the Winter Palace was by that time added to the Hermitage Museum, which it is still part of today.
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