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29th Sep '16 7:33:13 AM Morgenthaler
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* Syndrome in ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'' has an absolutely fabulous lair, in a tropical paradise - [[IslandBase Nomanisan Island]] - under a volcano. Complete with monorail, underground rocket launch site, underwater docks for the subplanes, and lava walls.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLEGOMovie'''s [[BigBad Lord Business]] is more than suitable for his EvilTowerOfOminousness, in which he rules over all the LEGO realms from, alongside where he also devises his plan to [[EvilPlan glue everything together]]. Complete with thunder and lightning, and a torturous Think Tank for Master Builders.
* ''WesternAnimation/StrangeMagic'': The Bog King's castle is the trunk of a tree, with a large ([[MouseWorld to him]]) skull for a front door.
* Subverted hilariously in ''Disney/MeetTheRobinsons''. When the comically inept [[CardCarryingVillain Bowler Hat Guy]] has captured Lewis and is [[MrExposition telling him]] [[MotiveRant his motives]] for doing so, he mentions how he met the [[AIIsACrapshoot robotic hat Doris]] and how they retreated to "our villainous lair" to make their nefarious plans. Cue camera shot of the [[CrowningMomentOfFunny ridiculously cute kid theme restaurant]] they actually went to.
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* Syndrome in ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'' has an absolutely fabulous lair, in a tropical paradise - [[IslandBase Nomanisan Island]] - under a volcano. Complete with monorail, underground rocket launch site, underwater docks for the subplanes, and lava walls.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheLEGOMovie'''s [[BigBad Lord Business]] is more than suitable for his EvilTowerOfOminousness, in which he rules over all the LEGO realms from, alongside where he also devises his plan to [[EvilPlan glue everything together]]. Complete with thunder and lightning, and a torturous Think Tank for Master Builders.
* ''WesternAnimation/StrangeMagic'': The Bog King's castle is the trunk of a tree, with a large ([[MouseWorld to him]]) skull for a front door.



* "Skullcrusher Mountain", by JonathanCoulton, is set at one of these.

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* "Skullcrusher Mountain", by JonathanCoulton, Music/JonathanCoulton, is set at one of these.



* ''ImpossibleMission'', by Creator/{{Epyx}}.

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* ''ImpossibleMission'', ''VideoGame/ImpossibleMission'', by Creator/{{Epyx}}.



* Let's not forget {{Pokemon}}. We've had Underground Lairs, Lairs in volcanoes, Lairs underwater, even lairs in the middle of busy cities. And most or all of them have bizarre security systems, teleporters, and massive banks of computers. Electric eye are used in the old ninja hideout.

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* Let's not forget {{Pokemon}}.VideoGame/{{Pokemon}}. We've had Underground Lairs, Lairs in volcanoes, Lairs underwater, even lairs in the middle of busy cities. And most or all of them have bizarre security systems, teleporters, and massive banks of computers. Electric eye are used in the old ninja hideout.



* Averted hilariously in ''Disney/MeetTheRobinsons''. When the comically inept [[CardCarryingVillain Bowler Hat Guy]] has captured Lewis and is [[MrExposition telling him]] [[MotiveRant his motives]] for doing so, he mentions how he met the [[AIIsACrapshoot robotic hat Doris]] and how they retreated to "our villainous lair" to make their nefarious plans. Cue camera shot of the [[CrowningMomentOfFunny ridiculously cute kid theme restaurant]] they actually went to.
29th Sep '16 7:20:01 AM Morgenthaler
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* Veldron of ''SuperStories'' has a labyrinth inside a floating island.

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* Veldron of ''SuperStories'' ''Literature/SuperStories'' has a labyrinth inside a floating island.



* ''TotallySpies''.

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* ''TotallySpies''.%%* ''WesternAnimation/TotallySpies''.



* Megabyte's Silicon Tor, Hexadecimal's Lair and Daemon's Master Clock from ''{{Reboot}}''.

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* Megabyte's Silicon Tor, Hexadecimal's Lair and Daemon's Master Clock from ''{{Reboot}}''.''WesternAnimation/{{Reboot}}''.
23rd Aug '16 7:19:53 AM ZimFan89
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** The BigBad of the Shining Armor Arc, [[GeneralRipper General-Admiral Makarov]], is a GenreSavvy LargeHam RealityWarper, so as such has these (or at least creates them when necessary). The FinalBattle between himself and Shining Armor ends up playing out in a fortress complete with EvilTowerOfOminousness, and filled with every evil gadget that Makarvo can come up with.

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** The BigBad of the Shining Armor Arc, [[GeneralRipper General-Admiral Makarov]], is a GenreSavvy LargeHam RealityWarper, so as such has these (or at least creates them when necessary). The FinalBattle between himself and Shining Armor ends up playing out in a fortress complete with EvilTowerOfOminousness, and filled with every evil gadget that Makarvo Makarov can come up with.


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** [[EvilSorcerer Lung]] lives in an ancient Chinese fortress perched on a crumbling seaside cliff, inhabited by a {{Mook|s}} army of terra-cotta soldiers, monsters, and {{death trap}}s. [[GreaterScopeVillain Tarakudo]] finds it all very cliched.


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* WesternAnimation/InvaderZim plans his conquest of Earth from an ElaborateUndergroundBase beneath his house, with a backup base in the form of a SpaceStation he occasionally uses. His one-time rival, Tak, operated out of an EvilTowerOfOminousness disguised as the skyscraper headquarters of a hot dog company.
9th Aug '16 8:09:12 PM Willbyr
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* Claw from ''KimbaTheWhiteLion'' has [[IDontLikeTheSoundOfThatPlace Dead River.]]

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* Claw from ''KimbaTheWhiteLion'' ''Manga/KimbaTheWhiteLion'' has [[IDontLikeTheSoundOfThatPlace Dead River.]]



* The Garden of Time, Precia's base in the first season of ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha.'' Take a [[http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100524232357/nanoha/images/thumb/7/70/GardenOfTime.jpg/1000px-GardenOfTime.jpg look]].

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* The Garden of Time, Precia's base in the first season of ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha.''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha.'' Take a [[http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100524232357/nanoha/images/thumb/7/70/GardenOfTime.jpg/1000px-GardenOfTime.jpg look]].
7th Aug '16 5:43:55 PM nombretomado
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* Lots of series set in TheDCU. A recent ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' story featured the debut of a realtor who specialized in finding properties for super-criminals. [[AbandonedWarehouse Abandoned warehouses]], [[AbsurdlySpaciousSewer spacious sewers]], [[CircusOfFear rundown theme parks]], you name it.

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* Lots of series set in TheDCU.Franchise/TheDCU. A recent ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' story featured the debut of a realtor who specialized in finding properties for super-criminals. [[AbandonedWarehouse Abandoned warehouses]], [[AbsurdlySpaciousSewer spacious sewers]], [[CircusOfFear rundown theme parks]], you name it.
28th Jul '16 7:35:33 AM Morgenthaler
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* The ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' supplement ''Evil'' contains instructions for playing evil [=PCs=], including details on the construction of an evil lair. These cover finding a remote location, dealing with local creatures and possibly making them your minions, the cost of constructing a lair underwater or inside a volcano, creating magic traps and guardians, building escape routes...pretty much a short handbook for this trope from a DangerouslyGenreSavvy villain's point of view.

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* The ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' supplement ''Evil'' contains instructions for playing evil [=PCs=], including details on the construction of an evil lair. These cover finding a remote location, dealing with local creatures and possibly making them your minions, the cost of constructing a lair underwater or inside a volcano, creating magic traps and guardians, building escape routes...pretty much a short handbook for this trope from a DangerouslyGenreSavvy GenreSavvy villain's point of view.
3rd Jun '16 9:48:44 AM Jake
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* ''Webcomic/{{Narbonic}}'', being a webcomic about MadScience, naturally has several of these... Some more impressive than others. When we're first introduced to Helen Narbon she's plotting to TakeOverTheWorld from a rented office above a dentist's surgery, and her sometime-rival Lupin Madblood has built one [[BasementDweller in his mother's basement]]. [[HumbleBeginnings But hey, everyone's got to start somewhere, right?]] They both eventually move into much more impressive digs later on.
* Despite being the TropeNamer for ScienceRelatedMemeticDisorder, ''Webcomic/AMiracleOfScience'' only has one truly straight example. It's a ''really'' impressive example, though.
15th May '16 11:21:14 AM nombretomado
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* The Franchise/MarvelUniverse has the modestly named Castle Doom (In the city of Doomstadt, in Doctor Doom's home country of Latveria). The ComicBook/RedSkull, Superia, and ComicBook/{{HYDRA}} seem to prefer elaborate bases hidden on seemingly deserted islands. The Kingpin, being a [[CorruptCorporateExecutive "legitimate businessman"]], has a penthouse in a New York skyscraper-- with the floor directly below him packed full of lowlife goons. Doctor Demonicus raised an island from the floor of the Pacific Ocean. {{Magneto}} had his own private asteroid base in orbit.

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* The Franchise/MarvelUniverse has the modestly named Castle Doom (In the city of Doomstadt, in Doctor Doom's home country of Latveria). The ComicBook/RedSkull, Superia, and ComicBook/{{HYDRA}} seem to prefer elaborate bases hidden on seemingly deserted islands. The Kingpin, being a [[CorruptCorporateExecutive "legitimate businessman"]], has a penthouse in a New York skyscraper-- with the floor directly below him packed full of lowlife goons. Doctor Demonicus raised an island from the floor of the Pacific Ocean. {{Magneto}} ComicBook/{{Magneto}} had his own private asteroid base in orbit.
4th May '16 4:58:11 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Fanfic/HeroesForEarth'', originally a small mech vehicle in the first episode of the [[CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers cartoon]]. This version of the mobile oil platform is equipped with a laboratory, opulent dining quarters, brig, galley and an army.

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* In ''Fanfic/HeroesForEarth'', originally a small mech vehicle in the first episode of the [[CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers [[WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers cartoon]]. This version of the mobile oil platform is equipped with a laboratory, opulent dining quarters, brig, galley and an army.
11th Apr '16 1:55:29 PM towercurator
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* While technically not a supervillain, Eva in ''Literature/VoidDomain'' uses an abandoned prison to fulfill a similar function. Several demons infest the place under her supervision.
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