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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.



[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* 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.
11th Oct '17 2:58:18 PM schoi30
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* ''[[VideoGame/BanjoKazooie Banjo Tooie]]'' features a stage based ([[ArtisticLicensePaleontology very loosely]]) on the mesozoic era and features many different fossils embedded on the ground and walls. Why there'd be fossilized bones during the period when these creatures were actually alive is left to the player's imagination.
** If you follow your mainstream science, and god knows I don't, some dinosaurs were dead as long, to others, as they have been dead, to us.

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* ''[[VideoGame/BanjoKazooie Banjo Tooie]]'' features a stage based ([[ArtisticLicensePaleontology very loosely]]) on the mesozoic era and features many different fossils embedded on the ground and walls. Why there'd be fossilized bones during the period A bit of FridgeBrilliance when these creatures were actually alive is left to the player's imagination.
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you follow your mainstream science, and god knows I don't, realize some dinosaurs were dead as long, to others, as they have been dead, to us.
30th Sep '17 6:34:33 PM nombretomado
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* The entrance to the Bone Dungeon in ''FinalFantasyMysticQuest'' is marked by a giant dinosaur skeleton. You also fight (a smaller) one inside for the big boss battle.

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* The entrance to the Bone Dungeon in ''FinalFantasyMysticQuest'' ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyMysticQuest'' is marked by a giant dinosaur skeleton. You also fight (a smaller) one inside for the big boss battle.
26th Sep '17 3:14:12 PM eroock
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See also SaharanShipwreck, DesertSkull, and RibcageStomach.

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See also SaharanShipwreck, DesertSkull, RibcageStomach and RibcageStomach.
ElephantGraveyard.
26th Sep '17 3:12:09 PM eroock
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[[caption-width-right:350:Here lies the mighty Glartaak, killed by his own body weight.]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:Here [[caption-width-right:350:[-Here lies the mighty Glartaak, killed by his own body weight.]]
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26th Sep '17 3:11:57 PM eroock
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[[caption-width-right:320:Here lies the mighty Glartaak, killed by his own body weight.]]

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[[quoteright:320:[[WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars [[quoteright:350:[[WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/HugeSkeletonOnDantooine.org/pmwiki/pub/images/ribcage_ridge.jpg]]]]
[[caption-width-right:320:Here [[caption-width-right:350:Here lies the mighty Glartaak, killed by his own body weight.]]
28th Aug '17 10:09:54 PM foxley
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* In ''Film/KingKongSkullIsland'', a major battle against the skullcrawlers takes place amid the bones of Kong's family.

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* In ''Film/KingKongSkullIsland'', ''Film/KongSkullIsland'', a major battle against the skullcrawlers takes place amid the bones of Kong's family.
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