Created By: PS3D on July 21, 2011

The Neighborhood Changes At Night

During the night, the neighborhood changes.

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Basically, at night, things change. Different from Different as Night and Day in that we're talking inanimate things. In this trope, things change at night.

Video game examples include how in Ocarina of Time, skeletons pop out of the ground at Hyrule Field, or that even Cartoon Network has Adult Swim at night. Based after real life how a normally quiet neighborhood can become a solid party place where the alcohol keeps flowing into the wee hours of the morning (or something).

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  • July 21, 2011
    Dragon Age II actually has different levels for Kirkwall-by-day and Kirkwall-by-night.
  • July 21, 2011
    Is this an example?

    In Night At The Museum, everything comes to life at night.

    I ask because I've never actually seen the movie..
  • July 21, 2011
    • Martin Scorsese's After Hours: the entire movie is based on this. Guy in Manhattan goes out on a date. The city, by day is just a bland, boring place to work. At night, it becomes populated with manic women, vengeful bar owners, callous sculptresses and angry mobs.
  • July 21, 2011
    • Dark City: The neighborhood literally changes at night. While everybody is asleep, the buildings rearrange and reconfigure.
  • July 21, 2011
  • July 21, 2011
    To clarify: This trope is about when things are different at night, but go back to normal during the day, right? So Dark City doesn't count, because the changes that happen remain when everybody wakes up again.
  • July 21, 2011
    Lampshaded in a Fairly Odd Parents episode where Timmy has trouble staying up past 9 pm, so he simply wishes he doesn't have to sleep. At 9 pm he decides to take an evening stroll and everything is completely different, in a weird, fantasy kind of way.
  • July 22, 2011
    Can involve Nocturnal Mooks (monsters that only come out at night).
  • July 22, 2011
    @Paul A: Yes. The Neighborhood Changes At Night does have things return to normal, and After Hours would apply for this.
  • July 22, 2011
    In the Looney Tunes shorts "Have You Got Any Castles?" and its semi-Remake "Book Revue" a bookstore's books come alive at night, only to return to normal with the coming of the day.