History Main / UnderwaterRuins

28th Aug '16 11:13:17 PM Scabbard
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** ''Anime/TheCastleOfCagliostro'': [[spoiler:These turn out to be the treasure of the Cagliostro country.]], revealed after the lake's water level drops due to a dam break.

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** ''Anime/TheCastleOfCagliostro'': [[spoiler:These turn out to be the treasure of the Cagliostro country.]], country]], revealed after the lake's water level drops due to a dam break.
9th Aug '16 3:53:59 PM eroock
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* The town of Moose Creek from ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooCampScare'' -- though it gets dried up by the bad guys.

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* The town of In ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooCampScare'', the lake in Camp Big Moose Creek from ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooCampScare'' -- though it has the remnants of an old town (Moose Creek) sunken in it. It gets dried up by the bad guys.
9th Aug '16 3:43:14 PM eroock
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''Intrepid Travelers Beware!'' These ruins are sometimes subject to DownTheDrain.

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''Intrepid Travelers Beware!'' These ruins are sometimes subject to DownTheDrain. For partially submerged cities see SunkenCity.
9th Aug '16 3:27:52 PM eroock
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* ''Anime/AgentAika'' has ''modern'' underwater ruins from when the sea levels rose and flooded coastal cities.
* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' has ''[[RuinsOfTheModernAge modern]]'' underwater ruins from when the sea levels rose and flooded coastal cities.



* ''Anime/BlueSubmarineNo6'' shows the flooded ruins of Tokyo at the beginning of the first episode and has even a underwater submarine battle around them in second one.






* ''Film/AIArtificialIntelligence'' had underwater ruins of the submerged parts of New York City.



* Kevin Costner's ''Film/{{Waterworld}}'' had underwater ruins... which turn out to be the city of Denver.



* In Esteban Ruquet's ''Literature/ConcienciaYVoluntad'', most of the coastal cities are buried underwater after the climatic change. This generate a lot of underwater ruins, expoiled by searchers and adventurers.

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* In Esteban Ruquet's ''Literature/ConcienciaYVoluntad'', most of the coastal cities are buried underwater after the climatic change. This generate a lot of underwater ruins, expoiled explored by searchers and adventurers.



* Creator/HPLovecraft's "Literature/TheColourOutOfSpace" takes place in a region of Massachusetts which is eventually flooded to create a reservoir. Several homesteads and small towns end up submerged, including the [[StarfishAliens Colour]]-infested farm. (Minus the Colour, this is TruthInTelevision, as the Quabbin Reservoir was created in this manner.)
** However, there are no ruins in the Quabbin -- well, except for the odd basement here and there -- they knocked down the buildings first.
** Not to mention most of R'lyeh, where the [[Franchise/CthulhuMythos titular]] Cthulhu lives.

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* Creator/HPLovecraft's "Literature/TheColourOutOfSpace" takes place in a region of Massachusetts which is eventually flooded to create a reservoir. Several homesteads and small towns end up submerged, including the [[StarfishAliens Colour]]-infested farm. (Minus the Colour, this is TruthInTelevision, as the Quabbin Reservoir was created in this manner.)
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** However, there are no ruins in the Quabbin -- well, except for the odd basement here and there -- they knocked down the buildings first.
** Not to mention most
Most of R'lyeh, where the [[Franchise/CthulhuMythos titular]] Cthulhu lives.



* ''VideoGame/AceCombat04ShatteredSkies'' provides a more modern example. Your enemy's capital city, Farbanti, has a submerged downtown full of scorched, tilted skyscrapers (and during the battle, submarines) due to an asteroid impact.



* Given the amount of damage it's suffered after a genocidal civil war, Rapture of ''VideoGame/BioShock'' fame probably counts, even if it thankfully hasn't flooded yet. In the sequel, as you're a Big Daddy in a self-contained suit, you can go outside and see what it's like from without.



* In ''Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire'', the titular kingdom's capital is protected by a massive air bubble but the outskirts are exposed to the ocean and in ruins.



* In the UK, entire towns have been submerged over the years for various reasons.
* Subversion: Venice. It's building dikes and other such anti-flooding devices, since the entire city is slowly ''sinking into the ocean'' because it's so heavy that the land underneath (formerly marsh, so that's understandable) can't hold up its weight.
* As with the U.K., Italy has its share of submerged towns. One in particular is situated in a lake that gets drained periodically, allowing the interested to go visit.



* Many of the most ancient parts of Alexandria, in Egypt, have sunken along with the land under them.
9th Aug '16 2:01:25 PM Ripburger
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* In ''VideoGame/{{XCOM}}: Terror From The Deep'', you shot down alien craft all over the world, then went to capture or kill them. This happened around underwater ruins an awful lot. The Atlateans must have had a global civilization.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{XCOM}}: Terror From The Deep'', ''VideoGame/XCOMTerrorFromTheDeep'', you shot down alien craft all over the world, then went to capture or kill them. This happened around underwater ruins an awful lot. The Atlateans must have had a global civilization.
15th Jul '16 10:28:09 PM JBsteeple
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* Subverted with ruins discovered off the coast of Zakynthos in Greece. What appeared to be ruins, including columns and courtyard stones, turned out to be [[http://www.livescience.com/54965-zakynthos-underwater-city-formed-by-geology.html totally natural phenomena]] caused by methane leaks and bacteria, that just happened to look shockingly like man-made ruins.
9th Jun '16 2:11:24 AM erforce
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* ''[[VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry Donkey Kong Land]]''
* ''VideoGame/EccoTheDolphin'', played to the letter.

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* ''[[VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry %%* ''[[VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry1 Donkey Kong Land]]''
* %%* ''VideoGame/EccoTheDolphin'', played to the letter.



* The ''SonicTheHedgehog'' series seems fond of this:

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* The ''SonicTheHedgehog'' ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' series seems fond of this:
30th May '16 8:52:49 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Appears in ''TransformersArmada''. It's Atlantis, and was actually destroyed by a plot device.

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* Appears in ''TransformersArmada''.''Anime/TransformersArmada''. It's Atlantis, and was actually destroyed by a plot device.
22nd May '16 7:06:12 AM Sestren_NK
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* ''VideoGame/PanzerDragoonSaga'' has the ruins of Uru - you and your dragon fly over what few bits are tall enough to poke out of the water, then you wind up temporarily losing said dragon and explore a vast underwater laboratory.

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* ''VideoGame/PanzerDragoonSaga'' ''VideoGame/PanzerDragoon Saga'' has the ruins of Uru - you and your dragon fly over what few bits are tall enough to poke out of the water, then you wind up temporarily losing said dragon and explore a vast underwater laboratory.


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* The final battle against Dural in ''VideoGame/VirtuaFighter 2'' takes place in one, and is unique in that it's the only stage in the whole series to be fought underwater. Moves and animations are executed much more slowly, and while they can be better telegraphed, it does ''not'' make Dural any easier to fight. But at least everyone comes with SuperNotDrowningSkills.
5th May '16 9:40:54 PM nombretomado
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* ''[[VideoGame/GaiaOnline zOMG!]]'' features ruins of [[ContinuityNod Gambino's Tower]] as a major part of the Undersea Cliffs, and as a portion of the [[spoiler:[=SeaLab=] Compound zone]]

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* ''[[VideoGame/GaiaOnline ''[[Website/GaiaOnline zOMG!]]'' features ruins of [[ContinuityNod Gambino's Tower]] as a major part of the Undersea Cliffs, and as a portion of the [[spoiler:[=SeaLab=] Compound zone]]
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