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19th Jan '17 5:48:55 AM Morgenthaler
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7th Jan '17 11:13:44 AM nombretomado
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* In case you were wondering about ''Series/LazyTown'', it has a dark secret of its own. In the old days before the active warriors came, LazyTown was lazy. No fitness, no healthy things, NO NOTHING. Every mayor until the active warriors came were part of the family of the "evil dude"(who was the last of his family to be mayor of LazyTown before the warriors put him in a prison & buried him deep underground.

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* In case you were wondering about ''Series/LazyTown'', it has a dark secret of its own. In the old days before the active warriors came, LazyTown [=LazyTown=] was lazy. No fitness, no healthy things, NO NOTHING. Every mayor until the active warriors came were part of the family of the "evil dude"(who was the last of his family to be mayor of LazyTown [=LazyTown=] before the warriors put him in a prison & buried him deep underground.
1st Jan '17 6:43:41 AM Morgenthaler
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* Subversion: ''Series/AmericanGothic'' has Trinity, SC, a town whose dark secret is that its sheriff is the Devil Incarnate. But no one knows this fact at all (except [[SpiritAdvisor Merlyn]], it seems), while only the few who run afoul of Buck's wrath, dare to cross him, or refuse to obey him ever even discover what a MagnificentBastard he truly is. On the other hand, there are quite a lot of people in town keeping their own secrets: Dr. Crower, Gail, the coroner, the priest, Ben, Selena...

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* Subversion: ''Series/AmericanGothic'' ''Series/AmericanGothic1995'' has Trinity, SC, a town whose dark secret is that its sheriff is the Devil Incarnate. But no one knows this fact at all (except [[SpiritAdvisor Merlyn]], it seems), while only the few who run afoul of Buck's wrath, dare to cross him, or refuse to obey him ever even discover what a MagnificentBastard he truly is. On the other hand, there are quite a lot of people in town keeping their own secrets: Dr. Crower, Gail, the coroner, the priest, Ben, Selena...
31st Dec '16 9:42:08 AM StarSword
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* {{Downplayed}} in ''ComicBook/{{Alias}}'': the "dark secret" of the small town visited in the "Rebecca, Come Home" arc is run-of-the-mill right-wing fundie idiocy, complete with a SinisterMinister preaching FantasticRacism from the pulpit. Jessica goes to investigate a teenage girl's disappearance and finds that she just ran away to be with her girlfriend in the next town over and get away from her drunken father and ultra-conservative mother and aunt. The place is set up to seem idyllic but proves to be no more or less screwed-up than anywhere else.






22nd Dec '16 5:37:02 PM SickBoy
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* The town of Covenant in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'' will set off alarm bells in any remotely GenreSavvy player's head almost immediately, whether it's due to the concrete walls and guard towers on the outside or the clean pre-war houses and overly friendly people on the inside. [[spoiler:They're actually a bunch of paranoid psychos who have been kidnapping random passer-bys and performing gruesome torture experiments on them to see if they're synths. You can travel into the tunnels under the town and bring their cruel and insane operation to a close, but it will piss off everyone living in the town so you'll have to clear it out by force to resettle it, and as a final twist, if the girl you rescue from their clutches, Amelia Stockton, dies, you find a synth component on her body. There is a Railroad runner named Old Man Stockton, but whether Amelia is an innocent synth who was freed and adopted as his daughter, or an Institute plant to get information on the Railroad, is left ambiguous.]]

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* The town of Covenant in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'' will set off alarm bells in any remotely GenreSavvy player's head almost immediately, whether it's due to the concrete walls and guard towers on the outside or the clean pre-war houses and overly friendly people on the inside. [[spoiler:They're actually a bunch of paranoid psychos who have been kidnapping random passer-bys passers-by and performing gruesome torture experiments on them to see if they're synths. You can travel into the tunnels under the town and bring their cruel and insane operation to a close, but it will piss off everyone living in the town so you'll have to clear it out by force to resettle it, and as a final twist, if the girl you rescue from their clutches, Amelia Stockton, dies, you find a synth component on her body. There is a Railroad runner named Old Man Stockton, but whether Amelia is an innocent synth who was freed and adopted as his daughter, or an Institute plant to get information on the Railroad, is left ambiguous.]]
13th Dec '16 3:46:31 PM JayTMax
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* In survival horror title ''VideoGame/CampSunshine'', whatever town is nearest the titular camp seems to hide fairly well the fact that [[spoiler: there was a violent mass murder committed in the camp that used to be where Camp Sunshine now stands, even though this incident only happened a couple of years before the game begins.]] There is no hint that the protagonist, or anyone else he meets over the course of the game, was remotely aware of this.
10th Dec '16 6:30:24 PM nombretomado
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* In Creator/RobertEHoward's ConanTheBarbarian story "Literature/ShadowsInZamboula", cannibal slaves roam Zamboula at night. Their masters hide away and let them eat strangers, to prevent a slave revolt.

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* In Creator/RobertEHoward's ConanTheBarbarian Literature/ConanTheBarbarian story "Literature/ShadowsInZamboula", cannibal slaves roam Zamboula at night. Their masters hide away and let them eat strangers, to prevent a slave revolt.
8th Dec '16 7:53:09 AM LadyJaneGrey
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As can be expected from a Trope like this, Spoilers may be unmarked. (And ''that'' is far more warning than most visitors to these towns get.)
5th Nov '16 12:06:36 PM Oecchi
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* ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'' has Hinamizawa. '''A''' dark secret? Try about a dozen. The Curse of the [[ReligiousHorror Cotton Drifting Festival]] is only the first we learn about.


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* ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'' has Hinamizawa. '''A''' dark secret? Try about a dozen. The Curse of the [[ReligiousHorror Cotton Drifting Festival]] is only the first we learn about.
2nd Nov '16 12:53:59 AM PaulA
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** AugustDerleth had a town that secretly worshiped Ithaqua.

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** AugustDerleth Creator/AugustDerleth had a town that secretly worshiped Ithaqua.
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