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8th Dec '17 3:39:39 PM TSBasilisk
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* VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft has one or two dungeons that fit, but the best example is probably the Sunken Temple. A large temple to the serpent god Hakkar, sunk beneath the waters of a lake, hence the name. Infested with dragons and zombie trolls.
** Also the Black temple. Filled with demons, crazy orcs, a big bad and an eldritch abomination.
** Most of the troll temples/ruins qualify (Zul'Gurub, Zul'Aman...)

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* VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft has one or two many dungeons and raids that fit, but the best example is probably the Sunken Temple. A large temple to the serpent god Hakkar, sunk beneath the waters of a lake, hence the name. Infested with dragons and zombie trolls.
** Also the Black temple. Filled with Temple. Once a holy place of the Draenei, it has been defiled and is home to demons, crazy orcs, a big bad and an eldritch abomination.
** Most of the The larger troll temples/ruins qualify (Zul'Gurub, Zul'Aman...)ruins such as Zul'Gurub and Zul'Aman tend to pull double duty as cities and temples.



** The Temple of Ahn'Qiraj.

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** The Temple of Ahn'Qiraj.Ahn'Qiraj is a massive temple that houses the body of the Old God C'thun, tended to by his insectoid servants.
** The Tomb of Sargeras was originally a massive temple dedicated to Elune, patron deity of the Night Elves and is even built upon a Titan facility, doubling the holiness. Then Aegwynn sealed Sargeras's corpse inside, where it proceeded to corrupt the building and its inhabitants.
23rd Nov '17 2:22:28 PM FoxBluereaver
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* Cynthia in ''Fanfic/PokemonResetBloodlines'' often explored these, even when she was as young as ''[[LittleMissBadass ten]]''.
16th Nov '17 8:03:44 AM MegaMarioMan
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[[caption-width-right:261: Also called the main characters' special graveyard.[[note]]Clockwise from top-left: ''VideoGame/EarthBound'', ''VideoGame/MetroidZeroMission'', ''VideoGame/WarioLand'', ''VideoGame/LaMulana'', ''VideoGame/KirbyAndTheAmazingMirror'', ''VideoGame/{{Spelunky}}''[[/note]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:261: Also called the main characters' special graveyard.[[note]]Clockwise from top-left: ''VideoGame/EarthBound'', ''VideoGame/MetroidZeroMission'', ''VideoGame/WarioLand'', ''VideoGame/WarioLand4'', ''VideoGame/LaMulana'', ''VideoGame/KirbyAndTheAmazingMirror'', ''VideoGame/{{Spelunky}}''[[/note]]]]



* ''Videogame/ShiningTheHolyArk'' has three. South Shrine which is part ShiftingSandLand with weird corridors that turn you upside-down. West Shrine which is one big puzzle to get a door to open and East Shrine; which is overgrown with giant ancient trees.

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* ''Videogame/ShiningTheHolyArk'' ''VideoGame/ShiningTheHolyArk'' has three. South Shrine which is part ShiftingSandLand with weird corridors that turn you upside-down. West Shrine which is one big puzzle to get a door to open and East Shrine; which is overgrown with giant ancient trees.



* ''Videogame/SuperMarioFusionRevival: World 2-S3: Parthenon Peril''. The Rebel Army has taken control of the Parthenon and its underground labyrinthine maze. Rumor has it a beast named "Tryclydius Maximus" was seen somewhere in the catacombs...
* ''Videogame/EccoTheDolphin'' has an underwater version as part of the Atlantis area of the game. Lots of mazes, occasional bricks that can squish you if you screw up your timing, and various angry sea creatures await. Plus, you have to search constantly for underwater air pockets to avoid drowning...
* ''Videogame/WarioLand 4'', the entirety of the Golden Pyramid. Of course, 16 of the 18 levels are accessed via portals leading out of the place, but the entry and golden passage levels are entirely standard examples of the trope and so is the map screen.

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* ''Videogame/SuperMarioFusionRevival: ''VideoGame/SuperMarioFusionRevival: World 2-S3: Parthenon Peril''. The Rebel Army has taken control of the Parthenon and its underground labyrinthine maze. Rumor has it a beast named "Tryclydius Maximus" was seen somewhere in the catacombs...
* ''Videogame/EccoTheDolphin'' ''VideoGame/EccoTheDolphin'' has an underwater version as part of the Atlantis area of the game. Lots of mazes, occasional bricks that can squish you if you screw up your timing, and various angry sea creatures await. Plus, you have to search constantly for underwater air pockets to avoid drowning...
* ''Videogame/WarioLand 4'', ''VideoGame/WarioLand4'', the entirety of the Golden Pyramid. Of course, 16 of the 18 levels are accessed via portals leading out of the place, but the entry and golden passage levels are entirely standard examples of the trope and so is the map screen.
24th Oct '17 10:07:57 PM MyFinalEdits
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* ''VideoGame/StarFoxAdventures'' really likes these: Volcano Force Point, Ocean Force Point, Walled City, and [[TheVeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon Krazoa Palace]].

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* ''VideoGame/StarFoxAdventures'' really likes these: ''VideoGame/StarFoxAdventures'', being an action-adventure game instead of a shooter like the other ''VideoGame/StarFox'' games, has various examples: Volcano Force Point, Ocean Force Point, Walled City, and [[TheVeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon Krazoa Palace]].



* A very large number of levels in the ''Zelda'' franchise. There's the occasional level [[WombLevel inside a suitably enormous creature]], and occasionally a level still inhabited by its original builders (the Gerudo Fortress in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'', the Hyrule Castle Tower in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast''), but most dungeons are of the Temple of Doom variety, frequently [[HailfirePeaks mixed with some other theme]]. In ''VideoGame/ZeldaIITheAdventureOfLink'', not only are all eight dungeons Temple of Doom-type, the monsters within them are [[AllThereInTheManual ostensibly]] not on the same side as the ones on the OverworldNotToScale.

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* A very large number of levels in the ''Zelda'' ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' franchise. There's the occasional level [[WombLevel inside a suitably enormous creature]], and occasionally a level still inhabited by its original builders (the Gerudo Fortress in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'', the Hyrule Castle Tower in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast''), but most dungeons are of the Temple of Doom variety, frequently [[HailfirePeaks mixed with some other theme]]. In ''VideoGame/ZeldaIITheAdventureOfLink'', not only are all eight dungeons Temple of Doom-type, the monsters within them are [[AllThereInTheManual ostensibly]] not on the same side as the ones on the OverworldNotToScale.



* ''Franchise//{{Metroid}}''

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* ''Franchise//{{Metroid}}'' ''Franchise/{{Metroid}}'':
7th Oct '17 2:35:34 PM Flight1
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* Australia used to be this before the Aboriginals arrived.
27th Sep '17 2:20:40 PM N1KF
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The TempleOfDoom is almost always inhabited, often by the same {{Mooks}} and monsters found in the surrounding environment -- oddly, they know how to avoid every single trap in the DeathCourse -- but you can also expect things like ghosts, skeletons, living statues and other ancient guardians. And naturally, whatever treasure you go in there to find will be found in the very spot the GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere has decided to make its home.

Occasionally, the TempleOfDoom will be co-opted by the BigBad to use as his base, which would explain why the traps still work. In which case, you can also expect his Mooks and a few high-tech surprises as well.

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The TempleOfDoom Temple of Doom is almost always inhabited, often by the same {{Mooks}} and monsters found in the surrounding environment -- oddly, they know how to avoid every single trap in the DeathCourse -- but you can also expect things like ghosts, skeletons, living statues and other ancient guardians. And naturally, whatever treasure you go in there to find will be found in the very spot the GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere has decided to make its home.

Occasionally, the TempleOfDoom Temple of Doom will be co-opted by the BigBad to use as his base, which would explain why the traps still work. In which case, you can also expect his Mooks and a few high-tech surprises as well.



* A very large number of levels in the ''Zelda'' franchise. There's the occasional level [[WombLevel inside a suitably enormous creature]], and occasionally a level still inhabited by its original builders (the Gerudo Fortress in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'', the Hyrule Castle Tower in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast''), but most dungeons are of the TempleOfDoom variety, frequently [[HailfirePeaks mixed with some other theme]]. In ''VideoGame/ZeldaIITheAdventureOfLink'', not only are all eight dungeons TempleOfDoom-type, the monsters within them are [[AllThereInTheManual ostensibly]] not on the same side as the ones on the OverworldNotToScale.

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* A very large number of levels in the ''Zelda'' franchise. There's the occasional level [[WombLevel inside a suitably enormous creature]], and occasionally a level still inhabited by its original builders (the Gerudo Fortress in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'', the Hyrule Castle Tower in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast''), but most dungeons are of the TempleOfDoom Temple of Doom variety, frequently [[HailfirePeaks mixed with some other theme]]. In ''VideoGame/ZeldaIITheAdventureOfLink'', not only are all eight dungeons TempleOfDoom-type, Temple of Doom-type, the monsters within them are [[AllThereInTheManual ostensibly]] not on the same side as the ones on the OverworldNotToScale.



** Zul'Drak is ''a leveling zone'' that is a TempleOfDoom. There is a more classic enclosed TempleOfDoom at the far end of it.

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** Zul'Drak is ''a leveling zone'' that is a TempleOfDoom. Temple of Doom. There is a more classic enclosed TempleOfDoom Temple of Doom at the far end of it.



* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 2}}'' begins with a TempleOfDoom. There's no justification for it in game or real world history, but it's so Doomy that surviving instantly makes you TheChosenOne, even though one of your tribesmen are waiting for you inside.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 2}}'' begins with a TempleOfDoom.Temple of Doom. There's no justification for it in game or real world history, but it's so Doomy that surviving instantly makes you TheChosenOne, even though one of your tribesmen are waiting for you inside.



* ''VideoGame/KingdomOfLoathing'' has the Hidden Temple, which is loaded with all kinds of traps involving arrows, poison gas, boulders, swinging blades, and an homage to the Indiana Jones puzzle that used stone tiles engraved with letters. Although a few of the puzzles are necessary to locate the Hidden City during the level 11 quest, most of the incentive for visiting the Hidden Temple lies in the traps themselves, which provide quick stat gains if you can keep your HP above zero, with the caveat that you'll gain no items, currency, or familiar experience like you would from adventuring somewhere with monsters to fight. The Ancient Buried Pyramid is another TempleOfDoom, this time filled with monsters that impede your progress in solving the puzzle in the lower chambers. [[AffectionateParody It's worth noting that these two examples are located in a jungle and a desert, respectively.]]

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* ''VideoGame/KingdomOfLoathing'' has the Hidden Temple, which is loaded with all kinds of traps involving arrows, poison gas, boulders, swinging blades, and an homage to the Indiana Jones puzzle that used stone tiles engraved with letters. Although a few of the puzzles are necessary to locate the Hidden City during the level 11 quest, most of the incentive for visiting the Hidden Temple lies in the traps themselves, which provide quick stat gains if you can keep your HP above zero, with the caveat that you'll gain no items, currency, or familiar experience like you would from adventuring somewhere with monsters to fight. The Ancient Buried Pyramid is another TempleOfDoom, Temple of Doom, this time filled with monsters that impede your progress in solving the puzzle in the lower chambers. [[AffectionateParody It's worth noting that these two examples are located in a jungle and a desert, respectively.]]
16th Aug '17 7:46:42 AM TheWildWestPyro
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** The setting of both versions of ''Ride/IndianaJonesAdventure'' at Disneyland and Tokyo [=DisneySea=]. The rides have a deity -- Tokyo has the crystal skull, Disneyland has one similar to [[Film/IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom Kali Ma's]]. However, the interior and the traps reflect those of the [[Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk first]] and [[Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade third movies]].

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** The setting of both versions of ''Ride/IndianaJonesAdventure'' at Disneyland and Tokyo [=DisneySea=]. The rides have a deity -- Tokyo has the crystal skull, although its bears no relation to the [[Film/IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull movie]] and its interior reflects the second film's in some areas. Disneyland has one similar to [[Film/IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom Kali Ma's]]. However, the interior and the traps reflect those of the [[Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk first]] and [[Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade third movies]].
16th Aug '17 2:20:21 AM TheWildWestPyro
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** The setting of both versions of ''Ride/IndianaJonesAdventure'' at Disneyland and Tokyo [=DisneySea=]. The rides have a deity -- Tokyo has the crystal skull, Disneyland has one similar to Kali. However, the interior and the traps reflect the first and third movies.

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** The setting of both versions of ''Ride/IndianaJonesAdventure'' at Disneyland and Tokyo [=DisneySea=]. The rides have a deity -- Tokyo has the crystal skull, Disneyland has one similar to Kali. [[Film/IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom Kali Ma's]]. However, the interior and the traps reflect those of the first [[Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk first]] and [[Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade third movies.movies]].
28th Jul '17 11:46:02 PM Gatordragon24
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* ''VideoGame/{{Paladins}}'' has many temple[=/=][[JungleJapes jungle]]-themed maps, such as Frog Isle, Jaguar Falls, and Serpent Beach for Siege mode, Hidden Temple for Payload mode, and Primal Court for Onslaught mode. In early development there was a large map called Temple Isle, but it was reworked and divided into Frog Isle, Jaguar Falls, and Serpent Beach.
27th May '17 3:40:06 PM nombretomado
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* The second level of ViewtifulJoe 2 even references the title- ''Viewitiful Heroes and the Statue of Doom''.

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* The second level of ViewtifulJoe 2 ''VideoGame/ViewtifulJoe2'' even references the title- ''Viewitiful Heroes and the Statue of Doom''.
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