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11th Jan '17 4:20:15 PM Prfnoff
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* The fifteenth and last stage of ''VideoGame/{{ESWAT}}'' takes the player into one, with a the message "WORLD CONQUEST" unsubtly flashing over a map of the world.

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* The fifteenth and last stage of ''VideoGame/{{ESWAT}}'' takes the player into one, with a the message "WORLD CONQUEST" unsubtly flashing over a map of the world.
11th Jan '17 5:33:12 AM Morgenthaler
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** ''Film/RogueOne'' shows that Darth Vader has one on Mustafar, complete with an EvilTowerOfOminousness and impressive view of [[SceneryPorn the lava plains]].

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** ''Film/RogueOne'' shows that Darth Vader has one on Mustafar, complete with an EvilTowerOfOminousness and impressive view of [[SceneryPorn the lava plains]]. It's an interesting choice of location given that he sustained most of his injuries that forced him to wear an armored suit in the first place on that planet.
11th Jan '17 5:12:52 AM nighttrainfm
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* The Death Stars from ''Film/StarWars: Film/ANewHope'' and ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' contain most of the features on the above list.

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* ''Franchise/StarWars'':
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The Death Stars from ''Film/StarWars: Film/ANewHope'' ''Film/ANewHope'' and ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' contain most of the features on the above list.list.
** ''Film/RogueOne'' shows that Darth Vader has one on Mustafar, complete with an EvilTowerOfOminousness and impressive view of [[SceneryPorn the lava plains]].
2nd Dec '16 3:00:43 AM Tron80
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* In Franchise/{{Superman}} storyline ''Comicbook/KryptonNoMore'', super-villain Radion has a secret base built on the slope of a mountain.

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* In Franchise/{{Superman}} storyline Franchise/{{Superman}}:
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''Comicbook/KryptonNoMore'', super-villain Radion has a secret base built on the slope of a mountain.mountain.
** In ''Comicbook/SupermanVsTheAmazingSpiderMan'' Comicbook/LexLuthor has a submarine mobile base, an abandoned warehouse, an underground lair, a satellite space base (Injustice Gang's old HQ which he appropriated after their defeat)...
25th Nov '16 10:51:27 AM nombretomado
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* Spoofed to death in the ''AustinPowers'' series.

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* Spoofed to death in the ''AustinPowers'' ''Film/AustinPowers'' series.
23rd Nov '16 12:14:32 PM JamesAustin
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->'''Ron Stoppable''': "Have we been in this lair before?"
->'''WesternAnimation/KimPossible''': "They all start to look alike after a while."

Every up-and-coming SuperVillain aspires to create a particularly cool Supervillain Lair. It may be an ElaborateUndergroundBase, an [[HauntedCastle old castle]] (preferably [[DeathMountain atop a craggy mountain peak]] in the middle of nowhere surrounded by a [[DramaticThunder perpetual lightning storm]]), an [[UnderwaterBase underwater complex]], an EvilTowerOfOminousness, a [[IslandBase volcanic isle]], a [[SpaceBase space station]], [[ExecutiveSuiteFight a corporate office building]], a [[BigFancyCastle BFC]] at the end of world 8 (in video games anyway) among other possibilities, but if you really want to be a cut above lesser villainous contemporaries you make it a [[FloatingContinent floating fortress]] or an AirborneAircraftCarrier. It will generally be stocked with most or all of the following:

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->'''Ron Stoppable''': "Have Stoppable:''' Have we been in this lair before?"
->'''WesternAnimation/KimPossible''': "They
before?
->'''Kim Possible:''' They
all start to look alike after a while."

while.
-->-- ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible''

Every up-and-coming SuperVillain {{Supervillain}} aspires to create a particularly cool Supervillain Lair. It may be an ElaborateUndergroundBase, an [[HauntedCastle old castle]] (preferably [[DeathMountain atop a craggy mountain peak]] in the middle of nowhere surrounded by a [[DramaticThunder perpetual lightning storm]]), an [[UnderwaterBase underwater complex]], an EvilTowerOfOminousness, a [[IslandBase volcanic isle]], a [[SpaceBase space station]], [[ExecutiveSuiteFight a corporate office building]], a [[BigFancyCastle BFC]] at the end of world 8 (in video games anyway) among other possibilities, but if you really want to be a cut above lesser villainous contemporaries you make it a [[FloatingContinent floating fortress]] or an AirborneAircraftCarrier. It will generally be stocked with most or all of the following:
8th Nov '16 6:46:06 AM Tron80
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* In Franchise/{{Superman}} storyline ''Comicbook/KryptonNoMore'', super-villain Radion has a secret base built on the slope of a mountain.



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23rd Oct '16 12:45:01 AM Geoduck
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** In the print-novel version of the story, it's commented at one point that EmperorScientist Klaus Wulfenbach actively encourages his fellow Sparks to build these, since every minute they spend on construction is one less they're unleashing Mad Science on the surrounding countryside.
3rd Oct '16 1:01:43 PM Berrenta
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* [[UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler Hitler's]] ''Führerbunker,'' where he lived for the last few months of [[WorldWarII the war]], was pretty much this.
** Pretty much ''all'' of his ''Führerhauptquartiere''. Early on in the war, Hitler lead the German Army from a train which had some 17 components. Possibly the most infamous headquarters is ''Wolfsschanze'' (or Wolf's Lair), where the July 20 Plot took place. That facility had 2000 people working there at its peak and it took until 1955 for the Soviets to clear all the 54,000 landmines in the surrounding area.
* The media is making Julian Assange's Wikileaks facility seem like this. Seeing [[http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1337014/WikiLeaks-bunker-Julian-Assanges-subterranean-Bond-villain-den.html pics]] of the underground computer storage bunker in Stockholm, you can't blame them! It does look rather "Blofeldian".
** The facility, known as Pionen, belongs to ISP [[http://www.bahnhof.net/ Bahnhof]] and hosts servers from hundreds of different companies. Those who have actually been inside can assure you, aside from a hellish noise level from the cooling systems, the pictures do it justice.
** The opposition [[http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/sep/15/nsa-mind-keith-alexander-star-trek has fallen to that trope]] (whether this is reasonable or in good taste is a different question).
* Saddam Hussein was quite the fan of luxurious mansions. [[http://www.shadowsoftikrit.com/preview.html Here's]] a quick peek inside the best known (The Tikrit Presidential Site).
* Kim Il-sung also had a taste for mansions like this with a good bit of {{CloudCuckooLand|er}}ry thrown in for good measure. For example all beds inside his mansions had to be exactly 500 meters above sea level and his duvets had to be filled with the softest down imaginable. What is the softest down imaginable? It apparently comes from the chin of a sparrow. Seven hundred thousand sparrows were required to fill a single duvet.
* Hassan-i Sabbah, leader of TheHashshashin, took control of the fortress at Alamut in northern Persia and made it his headquarters, strengthening its fortifications and adding food stores, a library, and a pleasure garden. A possible translation of "Alamut" is the [[UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler Eagle's Nest]], making it HilariousInHindsight.
* Subverted with Tycho Brahe, who owned an observatory on his own private island fortress...[[MundaneUtility which he used for making astronomical observations]].
* Pablo Escobar [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hacienda_N%C3%A1poles humble home]].
* The headquarter of the [[UsefulNotes/FascistItaly National Fascist Party]] [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/polls_Fascist_Headquarters___1934_0824_575017_answer_2_xlarge_7375.jpeg had the perfect looks]].
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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.
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