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23rd Sep '16 3:55:58 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Literature/TheSurvivalist'' series by Jerry Ahern. In a post-WorldWarIII American the title character finds an apparently peaceful village where no-one even mentions the war. It turns out that everyone made an agreement to use up all available resources to keep things going as before; when the supplies run out they plan to commit mass suicide by blowing up the town. Unfortunately by the time he finds out a woman whose husband has died has tied him up so they can die together.

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* ''Literature/TheSurvivalist'' series by Jerry Ahern. In a post-WorldWarIII post-UsefulNotes/WorldWarIII American the title character finds an apparently peaceful village where no-one even mentions the war. It turns out that everyone made an agreement to use up all available resources to keep things going as before; when the supplies run out they plan to commit mass suicide by blowing up the town. Unfortunately by the time he finds out a woman whose husband has died has tied him up so they can die together.



* In ''The Altruistic Personality'' by Samuel P Olinger, the author says that there were a few small hamlets during WorldWarII where [[LaResistance rescuing hapless fugitives]] was almost the town's chief industry.

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* In ''The Altruistic Personality'' by Samuel P Olinger, the author says that there were a few small hamlets during WorldWarII UsefulNotes/WorldWarII where [[LaResistance rescuing hapless fugitives]] was almost the town's chief industry.



** ''Series/TheNewAvengers'' had "The Eagle's Nest" where a remote Scottish island was harbouring a dark secret. The island had been secretly taken over by Nazis at the end of WorldWarII, and the monastery as being used to house the cryogenically frozen body of Adolf Hitler until such time as they could revive him.

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** ''Series/TheNewAvengers'' had "The Eagle's Nest" where a remote Scottish island was harbouring a dark secret. The island had been secretly taken over by Nazis at the end of WorldWarII, UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, and the monastery as being used to house the cryogenically frozen body of Adolf Hitler until such time as they could revive him.



* The town of Maiden Creek in the ''Series/MissFishersMurderMysteries'' episode "Death on the Vine" has a secret regarding the death of a German farmer at the end of WorldWarI. Phyrne Fisher steps into the middle of the secret when the farmer's son calls her in to investigate, only for her to find that he has been murdered by the time she arrives.

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* The town of Maiden Creek in the ''Series/MissFishersMurderMysteries'' episode "Death on the Vine" has a secret regarding the death of a German farmer at the end of WorldWarI.UsefulNotes/WorldWarI. Phyrne Fisher steps into the middle of the secret when the farmer's son calls her in to investigate, only for her to find that he has been murdered by the time she arrives.
18th Sep '16 7:27:34 PM nombretomado
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* ''FatalFrame''. Some of the things that happened to outsiders were unpleasant, before ''and'' after the communities' imminent demises.
%%%* ''AlanWake''

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* ''FatalFrame''.''VideoGame/FatalFrame''. Some of the things that happened to outsiders were unpleasant, before ''and'' after the communities' imminent demises.
%%%* ''AlanWake''''VideoGame/AlanWake''
16th Sep '16 8:51:34 PM TheUnknownUploader
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** In ''Film/TheWorldsEnd'', all of Newton Haven has been replaced by robots.

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** In ''Film/TheWorldsEnd'', all of Newton Haven has been replaced by robots.robots [[InsistentTerminology that aren't robots]].
6th Sep '16 9:00:12 AM GlassRain
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* ''Webcomic/ZebraGirl'': Both subverted and played with: just like with [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Sunnydale]], most people seem to ignore that their town became a monster den. However, some humans (or, rather, some ''former'' humans in the case of Mike, who is now a vampire) are aware of the situation and of [[spoiler:the return of Sandra]].
5th Sep '16 6:48:03 AM wreckingbally
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* Ivorygate from the ''Literature/{{Mortis}}'' series is a small town populated with supernatural creatures, groups of hunters, militantly trained hunters, merchants that cater to the supernatural and hunters alike, and Purgatory.

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* Ivorygate from the ''Literature/{{Mortis}}'' series ''Literature/DemonMeatForDinner'' is a small town populated with supernatural creatures, groups of hunters, militantly trained hunters, merchants that cater to the supernatural and hunters alike, and Purgatory.
23rd Aug '16 3:05:34 PM eroock
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* In ''Film/MississippiBurning'', two FBI agents come to a small town in DeepSouth in order to investigate the murder of three civil rights activists. Turns out half the townspeople were involved in the killing.
23rd Aug '16 7:42:36 AM JoieDeCombat
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* Haven in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins''.

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* Haven in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins''.''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' is a little mountain town where the locals are suspiciously tight-lipped and uunwelcoming of outsiders, and the main characters are greeted by a CreepyChild reciting an ambiguously ominous nursery rhyme. [[spoiler:Everyone who lives in Haven is a member of the Disciples of Andraste, a cult which has turned to worshiping a dragon and practicing a form of blood magic.]]
23rd Aug '16 7:12:48 AM JoieDeCombat
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* ''Literature/{{Another}}'', the secret is not with the town itself but contained entirely in Class 3-3. This class is closer to death and has an "Extra" person in class, which causes a strange phenomenon where this [[DeadAllAlong dead person]] is practically impossible to tell from the alive students and the universe tries to balance this out by killing one of the class or one of their relatives every month. The class decides to counter ''this'' curse by choosing to ignore one student for the whole school year.

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* ''Literature/{{Another}}'', the secret is not with the town itself but contained entirely in Class 3-3. This Each school year, the class is closer to death and has an "Extra" one extra person in class, which causes a strange phenomenon where this it - [[DeadAllAlong dead person]] is practically impossible to tell from someone who has died]]. Nobody, not even the alive students and "extra" themself, remembers their death or that they shouldn't be on the class roster, but since their presence means there is one too many people in the class, the universe tries to balance this things out by killing one members of the class or one of (and their relatives every month. family and friends) in increasingly improbable and gruesome accidents. The class decides in turn try to counter ''this'' curse stave off the calamity by choosing to ignore selecting one student member of the class and pretending they don't exist for the whole duration of the school year.year, a countermeasure which is dubiously effective at best.
23rd Aug '16 7:00:06 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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** The [[CthulhuMythos Tcho-tcho]] people in T.E.D. Klein's "Black Man with a Horn". A missionary goes to investigate the people, who turn out to be very vile. However, the Missionary still doesn't know what the tribe is doing, and is sure they want it that way.

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** The [[CthulhuMythos Tcho-tcho]] people in [[DepravedDwarf Tcho-Tcho people]] are a Tribe with a Dark Secret. In T.E.D. Klein's "Black Man with a Horn". A Horn," a missionary goes to investigate the people, who turn out to be very vile. However, the Missionary missionary still doesn't know what the tribe is doing, and is sure they want it that way.way. In other stories in the Cthulhu Mythos, their dark secret is established as {{cannibal|Tribe}}ism.
27th Jul '16 4:24:41 AM Andyroid
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* Wellington Wells, the fictional English town which is the setting for ''VideoGame/WeHappyFew''. Whatever the [[NoodleIncident Very Bad Thing]] was that happened during World War II in [[AlternateHistory this world's timeline]], it was so awful everyone tried to forget it through a combination of Orwellian tyranny and censorship and abuse of a FantasticDrug called Joy to [[HappinessIsMandatory keep up everyone's spirits]].

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* Wellington Wells, the fictional English town which is the setting for ''VideoGame/WeHappyFew''. Whatever the [[NoodleIncident Very Bad Thing]] was that happened during World War II in [[AlternateHistory this world's timeline]], it was so awful everyone tried to forget it through a combination of Orwellian tyranny and censorship and abuse of a FantasticDrug called Joy to [[HappinessIsMandatory keep up everyone's spirits]]. Unfortunately, now Wellington Wells has two dark secrets: the Very Bad Thing, and the fact that [[FalseUtopia their seemingly-perfect civilization is on the verge of collapse]].
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