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7th Mar '18 12:28:10 PM nombretomado
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* As Kevin and the dwarves in ''TimeBandits'' walk through the deserts of Time of Legends, searching for "[[SchmuckBait the most wonderful object in the world]]", they pass by myriad skeletons of animals. They discover the Fortress of Ultimate Darkness when [[spoiler:they reach an invisible wall, which one of the dwarves, Wally, accidentally shatters by throwing a nearby skull at the leader, Randall, in a fight after being shoved by Randall to the ground]].

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* As Kevin and the dwarves in ''TimeBandits'' ''Film/TimeBandits'' walk through the deserts of Time of Legends, searching for "[[SchmuckBait the most wonderful object in the world]]", they pass by myriad skeletons of animals. They discover the Fortress of Ultimate Darkness when [[spoiler:they reach an invisible wall, which one of the dwarves, Wally, accidentally shatters by throwing a nearby skull at the leader, Randall, in a fight after being shoved by Randall to the ground]].
25th Feb '18 8:35:49 PM nombretomado
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* All over the face of planet Bone in ''ShadowRaiders''.

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* All over the face of planet Bone in ''ShadowRaiders''.''WesternAnimation/ShadowRaiders''.
8th Feb '18 4:03:52 AM Piterpicher
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* The city of New Crobuzon in ''PerdidoStreetStation'' contains a neighborhood (Bonetown) ''entirely'' inside the ribcage of some monstrous beast. Said beast is most certainly some stripe of EldritchAbomination, given the following: 1. All attempts at removing or The Ribs fail. 2. All attempts at building over the ribs fail, with building just not going right and completed construction just suddenly collapsing for no reason, despite being brand new and structurally sound. 3. Tools used in construction projects against The Ribs always malfunction, break, and wear out supernaturally quickly and often. 3. Workers involved in such projects report feeling unsettled, and frequently suffer horrific nightmares and visions. Often, workers just suddenly disappear without a trace...

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* The city of New Crobuzon in ''PerdidoStreetStation'' ''Literature/PerdidoStreetStation'' contains a neighborhood (Bonetown) ''entirely'' inside the ribcage of some monstrous beast. Said beast is most certainly some stripe of EldritchAbomination, given the following: 1. All attempts at removing or The Ribs fail. 2. All attempts at building over the ribs fail, with building just not going right and completed construction just suddenly collapsing for no reason, despite being brand new and structurally sound. 3. Tools used in construction projects against The Ribs always malfunction, break, and wear out supernaturally quickly and often. 3. Workers involved in such projects report feeling unsettled, and frequently suffer horrific nightmares and visions. Often, workers just suddenly disappear without a trace...
3rd Jan '18 2:11:58 AM Cryoclaste
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%%* ''JakAndDaxter'': Misty Island.

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%%* ''JakAndDaxter'': ''Franchise/JakAndDaxter'': Misty Island.
28th Dec '17 5:27:41 PM Actua11y
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* In the ''Anime/AnimalCrossing'' movie, the cave by the sea contains, sticking out of the wall, an enormous, intact seismosaurus skeleton. [[spoiler: In the finale, they climb it to grab one of Gulliver's gears.]]

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* In the ''Anime/AnimalCrossing'' movie, the cave by the sea contains, sticking out of the wall, an enormous, intact seismosaurus skeleton. [[spoiler: In [[spoiler:In the finale, they climb it to grab one of Gulliver's gears.]]



* In ''Manga/OnePiece'', one arc features an island with two giant skeletons on it. Although at first they appear to be just scenery, they turn out to be important plot points. In addition, gigantic monsters are quite common in the series.

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* In ''Manga/OnePiece'', one arc features an island with two giant skeletons on it. Although at first first, they appear to be just scenery, they turn out to be important plot points. In addition, gigantic monsters are quite common in the series.



* In the ''MagicTheGathering'' backstory, we have the Talon Gates, what appear to be a pair of giant pointy rocks off the coast of Madara. They're really the ribs of a leviathan planeswalker killed by Nicol Bolas.

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* In the ''MagicTheGathering'' backstory, we have the Talon Gates, what appear appears to be a pair of giant pointy rocks off the coast of Madara. They're really the ribs of a leviathan planeswalker killed by Nicol Bolas.



* In the classic Brood storyline of the ''ComicBook/XMen'' back in the 80s, we discover roughly an issue in that the DeathWorld surrounding one of the Alien bases was in fact the semi-decomposed corpse of one of the Space Whales they had enslaved as {{Living Ship}}s. To give an idea of the scale, the tips of the ribs poked out of the planetary atmosphere.

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* In the classic Brood storyline of the ''ComicBook/XMen'' back in the 80s, we discover roughly an issue in that the DeathWorld surrounding one of the Alien bases was was, in fact fact, the semi-decomposed corpse of one of the Space Whales they had enslaved as {{Living Ship}}s. To give an idea of the scale, the tips of the ribs poked out of the planetary atmosphere.



** Used as part of a ContinuityNod. The Age of VideoGame/{{Riven}} contained a species of angry purple Moby Dick known as the ''wahrk'', as well as a sort of wormhole, the Star Fissure, that was turning the Age into a vacuum and destroying the universe. A key part of the endgame reveals that [[spoiler: jumping into the Star Fissure is survivable and is the only way you can get back to Earth]]. In ''VideoGame/{{Uru}}'' -- in the present-day -- you start out the game in the New Mexico desert and determine that this must be around where the wormhole ended, because hey, giant wahrk skeleton!

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** Used as part of a ContinuityNod. The Age of VideoGame/{{Riven}} contained a species of angry purple Moby Dick known as the ''wahrk'', as well as a sort of wormhole, the Star Fissure, that was turning the Age into a vacuum and destroying the universe. A key part of the endgame reveals that [[spoiler: jumping [[spoiler:jumping into the Star Fissure is survivable and is the only way you can get back to Earth]]. In ''VideoGame/{{Uru}}'' -- in the present-day -- you start out the game in the New Mexico desert and determine that this must be around where the wormhole ended, because hey, giant wahrk skeleton!



* In ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaLordsOfShadow'', in the Necromancer Abyss, at several points you encounter rock formations that look suspiciously like bones, and then one cave which is clearly a ribcage. Of course [[spoiler: those happen to be the fossilized remains of a dragon, which are then reanimated by the Necromancer to serve as the stage's boss: The Dracolich Titan.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaLordsOfShadow'', in the Necromancer Abyss, at several points you encounter rock formations that look suspiciously like bones, and then one cave which is clearly a ribcage. Of course [[spoiler: those [[spoiler:those happen to be the fossilized remains of a dragon, which are then reanimated by the Necromancer to serve as the stage's boss: The Dracolich Titan.]]



* Fossil Valley in ''VideoGame/ChronoCross'', one of the earliest places the player visits, has a gigantic dragon skeleton as part of the background. No live ones are ever encountered because the specific species of dragon is long extinct. [[spoiler: (bar one egg that the player can hatch)]]

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* Fossil Valley in ''VideoGame/ChronoCross'', one of the earliest places the player visits, has a gigantic dragon skeleton as part of the background. No live ones are ever encountered because the specific species of dragon is long extinct. [[spoiler: (bar [[spoiler:(bar one egg that the player can hatch)]]



* In ''VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic'' there's a section of the Dune Sea called the Krayt Graveyard with ''several'' of these. In the same area, there's also the skeleton of an unfortunate Trandoshan [[spoiler: Qyzen's dad. He goes later to pay his respects]].

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* In ''VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic'' there's a section of the Dune Sea called the Krayt Graveyard with ''several'' of these. In the same area, there's also the skeleton of an unfortunate Trandoshan [[spoiler: Qyzen's [[spoiler:Qyzen's dad. He goes later to pay his respects]].
24th Dec '17 2:55:57 PM ElSquibbonator
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** A comic based on the movie showed the creature when it was alive. It was a monster used by a race of eel-people in their GladiatorGames, and Ursula bought its body from them after Ariel killed it.



* In ''WesternAnimation/QuestForCamelot'', one of the first things greeting the Kayley and Garret in "Dragon Country" is a giant skeleton that they climb over without realizing what it is. Much later, they have a giant dragon skeleton ''dropped'' on them.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/QuestForCamelot'', one of the first things greeting the Kayley and Garret in "Dragon Country" is a giant skeleton that they climb over without realizing what it is. Much later, they have a giant dragon skeleton ''dropped'' on them.them when the ogre finishes eating it.
8th Dec '17 11:46:22 AM SeptimusHeap
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* In the classic Brood storyline of the ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'' back in the 80s, we discover roughly an issue in that the DeathWorld surrounding one of the Alien bases was in fact the semi-decomposed corpse of one of the Space Whales they had enslaved as {{Living Ship}}s. To give an idea of the scale, the tips of the ribs poked out of the planetary atmosphere.

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* In the classic Brood storyline of the ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'' ''ComicBook/XMen'' back in the 80s, we discover roughly an issue in that the DeathWorld surrounding one of the Alien bases was in fact the semi-decomposed corpse of one of the Space Whales they had enslaved as {{Living Ship}}s. To give an idea of the scale, the tips of the ribs poked out of the planetary atmosphere.
2nd Dec '17 11:26:12 AM Theriocephalus
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* ''Film/PacificRim'' shows {{Kaiju}} skeletons being incorporated into buildings, most noticeably in the aptly-named Bone Slums of Hong Kong, where an entire shantytown is housed within the titanic skeleton of a dead minster. The skeletons are just too heavy to move, and more than strong enough to support buildings.

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* ''Film/PacificRim'' shows {{Kaiju}} skeletons being incorporated into buildings, most noticeably in the aptly-named Bone Slums of Hong Kong, where an entire shantytown is housed within the titanic skeleton of a dead minster.monster. The skeletons are just too heavy to move, and more than strong enough to support buildings.



* There's a dinosaur skeleton in the desert of ''VideoGame/MySims''. Though possibly all it indicates is the sort of stuff you can get digging around there.

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* VideoGame/TheSims'':
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There's a dinosaur skeleton in the desert of ''VideoGame/MySims''. Though However, possibly all it indicates is the sort of stuff you can get digging around there.



* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda''

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* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda''''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'':



* ''VideoGame/Rayman3HoodlumHavoc'' features a number of these in the Desert of the Knaaren, in the overground areas.
** They're also the main schtick of the Cave of Bad Dreams in ''VideoGame/{{Rayman 2}}''.

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* ''''VideoGame/{{Rayman}}'':
** They're the main schtick of the Cave of Bad Dreams in ''VideoGame/Rayman2''.
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''VideoGame/Rayman3HoodlumHavoc'' features a number of these in the Desert of the Knaaren, in the overground areas.
** They're also the main schtick of the Cave of Bad Dreams in ''VideoGame/{{Rayman 2}}''.
areas.



* In ''VideoGame/{{Spore}}'', these abound in the Creature Stage. In fact, you're encouraged to dig them up, in order to acquire new parts you can use to "evolve" your creature later. They are a lot bigger than even Epic Creatures, and too many of them in one place is often a tip-off that [[OhCrap one is in the vicinity]].
** How big you ask? [[http://spore.wikia.com/wiki/File:Hyper_Skeleton.png this]] [[http://spore.wikia.com/wiki/File:Hyper_Footprint.png big]]. [[http://spore.wikia.com/wiki/File:Epic_by_Dinosaur_Bones.png In this one the spider looking guy is a regular epic, and the smaller creature is regular sized]].

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Spore}}'', these abound in the Creature Stage. In fact, you're encouraged to dig them up, in order to acquire new parts you can use to "evolve" your creature later. They are a lot bigger than even Epic Creatures, and too many of them in one place is often a tip-off that [[OhCrap one is in the vicinity]].
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vicinity]]. How big you ask? [[http://spore.wikia.com/wiki/File:Hyper_Skeleton.png this]] [[http://spore.wikia.com/wiki/File:Hyper_Footprint.png big]]. [[http://spore.wikia.com/wiki/File:Epic_by_Dinosaur_Bones.png In this one the spider looking guy is a regular epic, and the smaller creature is regular sized]].



* ''JakAndDaxter'': Misty Island.

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* %%* ''JakAndDaxter'': Misty Island.



* The Three Horns area in ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}'' is lousy with bits and pieces of ''massive'' monster skeletons. Some of them are lying on the ground, but one is coiled threateningly around a mountain peak. There's a subsection called the Marrowfields, so called because of the giant ribs that mark its borders, as if the whole place were actually inside an unspeakably huge skeleton's ribcage.
** The skeletons are skeletons from dead skags, ''{{Kaiju}}-sized'' dead skags. Skags so big that they could eat [[VideoGame/{{Borderlands}} Skagzilla]] and [[VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}} Dukino's Mom]] for [[UpToEleven snacks]].
* ''VideoGame/{{Primal}}'' - There's a Ribcage Ridge underwater. It's the skeleton of a giant fish, naturally.

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* The Three Horns area in ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}'' ''VideoGame/Borderlands2'' is lousy with bits and pieces of ''massive'' monster skeletons. Some of them are lying on the ground, but one is coiled threateningly around a mountain peak. There's a subsection called the Marrowfields, so called because of the giant ribs that mark its borders, as if the whole place were actually inside an unspeakably huge skeleton's ribcage.
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ribcage. The skeletons are skeletons from dead skags, ''{{Kaiju}}-sized'' dead skags. Skags so big that they could eat [[VideoGame/{{Borderlands}} Skagzilla]] and [[VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}} [[VideoGame/Borderlands2 Dukino's Mom]] for [[UpToEleven snacks]].
snacks.
* ''VideoGame/{{Primal}}'' - ''VideoGame/{{Primal}}'': There's a Ribcage Ridge underwater. It's the skeleton of a giant fish, naturally.



2nd Dec '17 11:22:52 AM Theriocephalus
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See also SaharanShipwreck, DesertSkull, RibcageStomach and ElephantGraveyard.

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See also SaharanShipwreck, DesertSkull, RibcageStomach and ElephantGraveyard.
ElephantGraveyard. For a much larger version of this concept, see GiantCorpseWorld.



* ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide'':
** There's a comic about archeologists coming across the coveted chipmunk graveyard which was a large pile of tiny bones.
** Another showed the oxen of a wagon train glancing anxiously at a nearby skeleton. In an anniversary book, Larson explained that he got a lot of letters from people who missed the joke, which quite simply was that we tend to look at things more seriously the closer they are to our own interests.
* One of Wally Wood's favorite tropes, an example is the cover of [[http://www.bookpalace.com/acatalog/Overstreet9hc.jpg Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide #9]]

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* ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide'':
** There's a comic about archeologists coming across the coveted chipmunk graveyard which was a large pile of tiny bones.
** Another showed the oxen of a wagon train glancing anxiously at a nearby skeleton. In an anniversary book, Larson explained that he got a lot of letters from people who missed the joke, which quite simply was that we tend to look at things more seriously the closer they are to our own interests.
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%%* One of Wally Wood's favorite tropes, an example is the cover of [[http://www.bookpalace.com/acatalog/Overstreet9hc.jpg Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide #9]]#9]]%%Zero context



* In ''ComicBook/OldManLogan'' Logan and Hawkeye pass by two different giant skeleton landmarks. Loki pinned under a toppled Manhattan skyscraper, and Giant-Man sprawled over the interstate near the appropriately-named town of "Pym Falls".

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* In ''ComicBook/OldManLogan'' Logan and Hawkeye pass by two different giant skeleton landmarks. landmarks: Loki pinned under a toppled Manhattan skyscraper, and Giant-Man sprawled over the interstate near the appropriately-named town of "Pym Falls".



* One is present in ''Film/HunterPrey''.

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* %%* One is present in ''Film/HunterPrey''.%%Zero context



* ''Film/PacificRim'' shows {{Kaiju}} skeletons being incorporated into buildings, most noticeably in the aptly-named Bone Slums of Hong Kong. This due to them being too heavy to move and more than strong enough to support buildings.
* The action of ''Film/{{Godzilla 2014}}'' is set into motion when Serizawa finds a cave where the walls are supported by the fossilized remains of a member of Godzilla's species that was infested by fossilized "[=MUTO=]s".

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* ''Film/PacificRim'' shows {{Kaiju}} skeletons being incorporated into buildings, most noticeably in the aptly-named Bone Slums of Hong Kong. This due to them being Kong, where an entire shantytown is housed within the titanic skeleton of a dead minster. The skeletons are just too heavy to move move, and more than strong enough to support buildings.
* The action of ''Film/{{Godzilla 2014}}'' ''Film/Godzilla2014'' is set into motion when Serizawa finds a cave where the walls are supported by the fossilized remains of a member of Godzilla's species that was infested by likewise fossilized "[=MUTO=]s".



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* In a more-than-usually-dreadful episode of ''Series/{{Space 1999}}'', our heroes wind up on a planet where the only signs of animal life are big weird skeletons scattered about the place. The plot (such as it is) revolves around the fact the plants on this planet teamed up and killed all the animals, so it's not quite just scenery in this incidence.
* Some made-for-TV movie with Jack and the Beanstalk as the back-story had a shot of a dragon on a hill in the Giant's realm in the flashback, and the same shot of its skeleton when said realm is revisited in the present.
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* A large Dinosaur skeleton is seen in the Desert in one of the later ''Literature/{{Dinotopia}}'' books.

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* A large Dinosaur dinosaur skeleton is seen in the Desert in one of the later ''Literature/{{Dinotopia}}'' books.



* In ''Literature/EndersGame'', when Ender kills a giant in a game designed by Battle School to test the students' psychology, the giant's body is left to rot. Every time he comes back it's a bit different--the bones get grown over, until the rib-cage forms a valley and the legs two long hills. Someone even comes along and builds a village into the skeleton. Later, after the war is over, he learns that [[spoiler:the Buggers built an identical landscape on one of the planets the humans colonized and [[FlingALightIntoTheFuture hid a cocoon containing their last queen in it.]]]]
* In ''Literature/TunnelInTheSky'', Rod and Roy scout the countryside looking for a new colony site. They find a beach of bones on the shores of a dead sea. There are millions of bones lying there; some ancient and worn, others with gristle still clinging, but no actual carcasses.

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* In ''Literature/EndersGame'', when Ender kills a giant in a game designed by Battle School to test the students' psychology, the giant's body is left to rot. Every time he comes back it's a bit different--the different -- the bones get grown over, until the rib-cage forms a valley and the legs two long hills. Someone even comes along and builds a village into the skeleton. Later, after the war is over, he learns that [[spoiler:the Buggers built an identical landscape on one of the planets the humans colonized and [[FlingALightIntoTheFuture hid a cocoon containing their last queen in it.]]]]
* In ''Literature/TunnelInTheSky'', Rod and Roy scout the countryside looking for a new colony site. They find a beach of bones on the shores of a dead sea. There are millions of bones lying there; some ancient and worn, others with gristle still clinging, clinging on, but with no actual carcasses.carcasses in sight.



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* In an episode of ''Series/Space1999'', our heroes wind up on a planet where the only signs of animal life are big weird skeletons scattered about the place. The story revolves around the fact the plants on this planet teamed up and killed all the animals, so it's not quite just scenery in this incidence.
* Some made-for-TV movie with Jack and the Beanstalk as the back-story had a shot of a dragon on a hill in the Giant's realm in the flashback, and the same shot of its skeleton when said realm is revisited in the present.
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* In ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', one whole layer of Hell is covered with (partially still alive) body of its former ruler, the bones forming giant mountain ranges. Likewise, the Outlands' portal town to Hell, the aptly named Ribcage, is built within the ribs of something huge and unidentified.
* A memorable adventure from ''Dungeon Adventures'' took place in a tunnel-complex that was dug out in and around a gigantic, buried dragon skeleton. Its cranial cavity and ribcage were two of the rooms in the place.
* The short-lived domain of Daglan, from the TabletopGame/{{Ravenloft}} adventure ''Feast of Goblyns'', featured huge ribs and femurs jutting out of the ground as part of its 'local color'.

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* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'':
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In ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', ''TabletopGame/{{Planescape}}'', one whole layer of Hell is covered with (partially still alive) body of its former ruler, the bones forming giant mountain ranges. Likewise, the Outlands' portal town to Hell, the aptly named Ribcage, is built within the ribs of something huge and unidentified.
* ** A memorable adventure from ''Dungeon Adventures'' took place in a tunnel-complex that was dug out in and around a gigantic, buried dragon skeleton. Its cranial cavity and ribcage were two of the rooms in the place.
* ** The short-lived domain of Daglan, from the TabletopGame/{{Ravenloft}} adventure ''Feast of Goblyns'', featured huge ribs and femurs jutting out of the ground as part of its 'local color'."local color".



* ''VideoGame/EverQuest'' has this in the [[http://everquest.allakhazam.com/scenery/fieldofbone-bones.jpg Field of Bone]]

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* ''VideoGame/EverQuest'' has this in the [[http://everquest.allakhazam.com/scenery/fieldofbone-bones.jpg Field of Bone]]Bone]], featuring a giant reptilian skeleton jutting derelict from the ground.



* ''VideoGame/GuildWars'': The Crystal Desert is full of them, which the lore {{handwave}}s as the remains of the [[HereThereWereDragons now-extinct 'Great Giants']], presumably unrelated to the game's [[OurGiantsAreBigger smaller elephant-sized modern giants]].
** Also present in The Desolation.

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* ''VideoGame/GuildWars'': The Crystal Desert is full of them, which the lore {{handwave}}s as the remains of the [[HereThereWereDragons now-extinct 'Great Giants']], presumably unrelated to the game's [[OurGiantsAreBigger smaller elephant-sized modern giants]].
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giants]]. Also present in The the Desolation.
1st Nov '17 8:10:55 AM Jubileus57
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* Fossil Falls in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioOdyssey'' features a giant Triceratops skeleton and its ribcage crowns the top of a waterfall.
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