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3rd Apr '18 12:02:44 PM DoctorPretentious
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* In ''VideoGame/SteamWorldDig'', all of humanity has degenerated into this. They're known as Shiners by the Steambots and treated as savages, and they don't do much to disprove that fact. A more intelligent, friendly Shiner colony does show up in the sequel, [[spoiler:but they turn out to be the real villains of the story]].
11th Mar '18 10:49:27 AM Sharlee
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* Not subterranean, but the Ab-locks of ''[[Literature/JackelianSeries Secrets of the Fire Sea]]'' owe their name to this trope. They are aggressive, feral pack-dwelling hominids [[spoiler: descended from an ancient Jagonese civilization that destroyed itself]] which are bitter enemies of the much larger, more solitary ursks [[spoiler: which are ''also'' TheMorlocks, but derived from UrsineAliens from the same long-ago civilization, rather than humans]].
11th Mar '18 10:43:04 AM Sharlee
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* The Hunters in ''Film/{{Pandorum}}'' are very similar to the Morlocks [[spoiler:but their evolution was manipulated and their ancestors were trapped on a ''spaceship'' rather than underground]]. [[http://www.icollector.com/Three-Morlock-articulated-heads-created-for-The-Time-Machine-and-Pandorum_i10031270 They even used the heads of the Morlock costumes from the 2002 adaptation.]]]]

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* The Hunters in ''Film/{{Pandorum}}'' are very similar to the Morlocks [[spoiler:but their evolution was manipulated and their ancestors were trapped on a ''spaceship'' rather than underground]].underground. [[http://www.icollector.com/Three-Morlock-articulated-heads-created-for-The-Time-Machine-and-Pandorum_i10031270 They even used the heads of the Morlock costumes from the 2002 adaptation.]]]]
11th Mar '18 10:42:41 AM Sharlee
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* The Hunters in ''Film/{{Pandorum}}'' are very similar to the Morlocks [[spoiler:but their evolution was accelerated and they are cannibals for cultural reasons. [[http://www.icollector.com/Three-Morlock-articulated-heads-created-for-The-Time-Machine-and-Pandorum_i10031270 They even used the heads of the Morlock costumes from the 2002 adaptation.]]]]

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* The Hunters in ''Film/{{Pandorum}}'' are very similar to the Morlocks [[spoiler:but their evolution was accelerated manipulated and they are cannibals for cultural reasons.their ancestors were trapped on a ''spaceship'' rather than underground]]. [[http://www.icollector.com/Three-Morlock-articulated-heads-created-for-The-Time-Machine-and-Pandorum_i10031270 They even used the heads of the Morlock costumes from the 2002 adaptation.]]]]
11th Mar '18 8:18:17 AM Sharlee
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This concept has since ''[[{{Pun}} evolved]]'' into a monster archetype much like [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampires]] and [[OurZombiesAreDifferent zombies]] but hasn't been overused like those tropes. In contemporary versions, the "Morlocks" (aka [[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons grimlocks]], [[Film/TheDescent crawlers]], [[Film/{{Pandorum}} hunters]], [[Literature/TheDescent hadals]], etc) are usually descended from humans who became trapped underground by mischance or were driven into hiding there by their enemies.

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This concept has since ''[[{{Pun}} evolved]]'' into a monster archetype much like [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampires]] and [[OurZombiesAreDifferent zombies]] but hasn't been overused like those tropes. In contemporary versions, the "Morlocks" (aka [[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons grimlocks]], [[Film/TheDescent crawlers]], [[Film/{{Pandorum}} hunters]], [[Literature/TheDescent hadals]], etc) are usually descended from humans who became trapped underground by mischance or were driven into hiding there by their enemies. [[BizarreAlienSenses Echolocation]] is a common ability for such creatures, and Wells's class-conflict subtext has largely gone by the wayside in them.
11th Mar '18 8:13:25 AM Sharlee
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This concept has since ''[[{{Pun}} evolved]]'' into a monster archetype much like [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampires]] and [[OurZombiesAreDifferent zombies]] but hasn't been overused like those tropes. In contemporary versions, the "Morlocks" (aka [[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons grimlocks]], [[Film/TheDescent crawlers]], [[Film/{{Pandora}} hunters, [[Literature/TheDescent hadals]], etc) are usually descended from humans who became trapped underground by mischance or were driven into hiding there by their enemies.

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This concept has since ''[[{{Pun}} evolved]]'' into a monster archetype much like [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampires]] and [[OurZombiesAreDifferent zombies]] but hasn't been overused like those tropes. In contemporary versions, the "Morlocks" (aka [[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons grimlocks]], [[Film/TheDescent crawlers]], [[Film/{{Pandora}} hunters, [[Film/{{Pandorum}} hunters]], [[Literature/TheDescent hadals]], etc) are usually descended from humans who became trapped underground by mischance or were driven into hiding there by their enemies.
11th Mar '18 8:13:05 AM Sharlee
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This concept has since ''[[{{Pun}} evolved]]'' into a monster archetype much like [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampires]] and [[OurZombiesAreDifferent zombies]] but hasn't been overused like those tropes.

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This concept has since ''[[{{Pun}} evolved]]'' into a monster archetype much like [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampires]] and [[OurZombiesAreDifferent zombies]] but hasn't been overused like those tropes. In contemporary versions, the "Morlocks" (aka [[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons grimlocks]], [[Film/TheDescent crawlers]], [[Film/{{Pandora}} hunters, [[Literature/TheDescent hadals]], etc) are usually descended from humans who became trapped underground by mischance or were driven into hiding there by their enemies.
3rd Feb '18 5:12:06 PM nombretomado
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* In UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity there are many UrbanLegends of "Mole People" living BeneathTheEarth in [[SinisterSubway abandoned tunnels]]. These legends have some basis in fact, due to the many railroad tunnels under Midtown Manhattan (not the NewYorkSubway, however) which were poorly patrolled prior to the TurnOfTheMillennium. This allowed a [[RagtagBunchOfMisfits variety of eccentrics]] to dwell there, some of whom never left.

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* In UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity there are many UrbanLegends of "Mole People" living BeneathTheEarth in [[SinisterSubway abandoned tunnels]]. These legends have some basis in fact, due to the many railroad tunnels under Midtown Manhattan (not the NewYorkSubway, UsefulNotes/NewYorkCitySubway, however) which were poorly patrolled prior to the TurnOfTheMillennium. This allowed a [[RagtagBunchOfMisfits variety of eccentrics]] to dwell there, some of whom never left.
2nd Feb '18 2:26:42 AM Cryoclaste
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** In the ForgottenRealms, the race of skulks arose in much the same fashion as Morlocks, being descended from humans who escaped slavery at the hands of various evil Underdark creatures but couldn't find their way back to the surface. An enigmatic Neutral deity of caverns and darkness taught them a spell granting superior stealth and senses, the better to endure their incredibly-hostile new environment, but overuse turned its recipients permanently into skulks.

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** In the ForgottenRealms, TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms, the race of skulks arose in much the same fashion as Morlocks, being descended from humans who escaped slavery at the hands of various evil Underdark creatures but couldn't find their way back to the surface. An enigmatic Neutral deity of caverns and darkness taught them a spell granting superior stealth and senses, the better to endure their incredibly-hostile new environment, but overuse turned its recipients permanently into skulks.
9th Dec '17 6:47:44 PM Psychadelico
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The name of this trope stems from ''Literature/TheTimeMachine'' by H.G. Wells. The Morlocks are hideous troll-like beings that haunt the night while the innocent Eloi culture sleeps. The book implies that it is kind of a BlueAndOrangeMorality: the Eloi have no conception of altruism, art, love or even the future tense. They don't actually have a culture. The Morlocks, on the other hand, are actually productive society members: they just breed the Eloi like cattle, [[ToServeMan and for the same purpose]]. The narrator speculates that, as the upper class constantly pushed the lower class below ground, the upper class lost the ability to think and work for itself, leaving the lower class adapted to operating heavy machinery and thinking logically. The entire thing is commonly interpreted as a critique on Victorian society.

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The name of this trope stems from ''Literature/TheTimeMachine'' by H.G. Wells. The Morlocks are hideous troll-like beings that haunt the night while the innocent Eloi culture sleeps. The book implies that it is kind of a BlueAndOrangeMorality: the Eloi have no conception of altruism, art, love or even the future tense. They don't actually have a culture. The Morlocks, on the other hand, are actually productive society members: they just breed the Eloi like cattle, [[ToServeMan and for the same purpose]]. The narrator speculates that, as the upper class constantly pushed the lower class below ground, the upper class lost the ability to think and work for itself, leaving the lower class adapted to operating heavy machinery and thinking logically. The entire thing is commonly interpreted as a critique on Victorian society.society, including the notion of EvolutionaryLevels that later versions of the trope [[UnbuiltTrope tacitly play straight]].
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