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* ''VideoGame/{{Subnautica}}'', there is the Bones Field region of the Lost River. The fields contains a large, dragon-like skeleton. A couple of smaller versions of the same skull and bones have been added as well, and the skeletons of Reaper Leviathans and Sea Dragon Leviathans will be added in the future. It's basically the undersea equivalent of an Elephant Graveyard, and there is Truth in Television, as underwater cavern systems can trap animals that go into them (your PDA even warns you about this fate).

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Subnautica}}'', there is the Bones Field region of the Lost River. The fields contains a large, dragon-like skeleton. A couple of smaller versions of the same skull and bones have been added as well, and the skeletons of Reaper Leviathans and Sea Dragon Leviathans will be added in the future. It's basically the undersea equivalent of an Elephant Graveyard, and there is Truth in Television, as underwater cavern systems can trap animals that go into them (your PDA even warns you about this fate).

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*''VideoGame/{{Subnautica}}'', there is the Bones Field region of the Lost River. The fields contains a large, dragon-like skeleton. A couple of smaller versions of the same skull and bones have been added as well, and the skeletons of Reaper Leviathans and Sea Dragon Leviathans will be added in the future. It's basically the undersea equivalent of an Elephant Graveyard, and there is Truth in Television, as underwater cavern systems can trap animals that go into them (your PDA even warns you about this fate).


* In the ''MagicTheGathering'' backstory, we have the Talon Gates, what appears to be a pair of giant pointy rocks off the coast of Madara. They're really the ribs of a leviathan planeswalker killed by Nicol Bolas.

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* In the ''MagicTheGathering'' ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' backstory, we have the Talon Gates, what appears to be a pair of giant pointy rocks off the coast of Madara. They're really the ribs of a leviathan planeswalker killed by Nicol Bolas.


* In ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'' games, large skeletons may appear on desert maps. Some take up two squares on the map, which means they're considerably larger than humans. The most exaggerated example would be the Plegian maps in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'', which all feature huge dragon bones, but the Chapter 10 map takes the cake. Its fought around what little of the gargantuan dragon Grima's ribcage wasn't buried under the ground, but what "little" is still visible is still big enough to take up almost the entire map and have ''fortresses'' built on top of some of the rib lengths.

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* In ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'' games, large skeletons may appear on desert maps. Some take up two squares on the map, which means they're considerably larger than humans. The most exaggerated example would be the Plegian maps in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'', which all feature huge dragon bones, but the Chapter 10 map takes the cake. Its It's fought around what little of the gargantuan dragon Grima's ribcage wasn't buried under the ground, but what "little" is still visible is still big enough to take up almost the entire map and have ''fortresses'' built on top of some of the rib lengths.



* In ''VideoGame/SunlessSea'', near the east end of the map is the Gant Pole, which is the skeletal remains of some very large unknown creature sticking out of the sea. While it's unknown how deep the sea is at that point, the bones you can see are much larger and tower much higher then your ship and incidentally, are larger then some of the islands you encounter.

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* In ''VideoGame/SunlessSea'', near the east end of the map is the Gant Pole, which is the skeletal remains of some very large unknown creature sticking out of the sea. While it's unknown how deep the sea is at that point, the bones you can see are much larger and tower much higher then than your ship and incidentally, are larger then than some of the islands you encounter.


[[caption-width-right:350:[-Here lies the mighty Krayt dragon, killed by his own body weight.-]]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:[-Here lies the mighty Krayt dragon, bantha, killed by his own body weight.-]]]



* ''[[Film/ANewHope Star Wars, Episode IV: A New Hope]]'' has a famous example. [=C3PO=] and R2-D2 walk across the desert on Tattooine and come across the bones of a Krayt dragon. Anakin and Ahsoka stumble upon the same skeleton in ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'', so yeah, he's been there a while.

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* ''[[Film/ANewHope Star Wars, Episode IV: A New Hope]]'' has a famous example. [=C3PO=] and R2-D2 walk across the desert on Tattooine and come across the bones of a Krayt dragon. It was still there when Lucas went out to film scenes for the prequel trilogy. Anakin and Ahsoka also stumble upon the same a Bantha skeleton in ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'', so yeah, he's been there a while.''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars''.



** It was still there when Lucas went out to film scenes for the prequel trilogy.
** The picture up there has Anakin, Ahsoka, and R2 walking in front of a Bantha skeleton. That one's not the same as the aforementioned Krayt dragon.


* In ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', [[spoiler:Madara]]'s hideout (which includes his lab, [[spoiler:the statue tailed beasts are sealed in ([[SummonMagic most of the time]]), and his mindless clone of the 1st Hokage]]) turns out to be a mountainous area covered in giant animal skeletons of unknown origin. We eventually learn this place is called "Mountains' Graveyard".

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* In ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', [[spoiler:Madara]]'s hideout (which includes his lab, [[spoiler:the statue the tailed beasts are sealed in ([[SummonMagic most of the time]]), and his mindless clone of the 1st Hokage]]) turns out to be in a mountainous area covered in giant animal skeletons of unknown origin. We eventually learn this place is called "Mountains' Graveyard".



* In the classic Brood storyline of the ''ComicBook/XMen'' back in the 80s, we discover roughly an issue in that the DeathWorld surrounding one of the Alien bases was, in fact, the semi-decomposed corpse of one of the Space Whales they had enslaved as {{Living Ship}}s. To give an idea of the scale, the tips of the ribs poked out of the planetary atmosphere.

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* In the classic Brood storyline of the ''ComicBook/XMen'' back in the 80s, we discover roughly an issue in that the DeathWorld surrounding one of the Alien alien bases was, in fact, the semi-decomposed corpse of one of the Space Whales they had enslaved as {{Living Ship}}s. To give an idea of the scale, the tips of the ribs poked out of the planetary atmosphere.



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* In NeverwinterNights2/MaskOfTheBetrayer you have a conversation with the "dead" god Myrkul while the entire party is standing on his breastbone.

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* In NeverwinterNights2/MaskOfTheBetrayer ''NeverwinterNights2/MaskOfTheBetrayer'' you have a conversation with the "dead" god Myrkul while the entire party is standing on his breastbone.



* Veldin from ''[[RatchetAndClank2002 Ratchet & Clank]]'' mixes this with SaharanShipwreck: there's the wreck of a ship early whose circular hull has decompiled such that it resembles the classic ribcage. The effect is helped by the thrusters, which now look like eyes.
* In Marvel Super Heroes, Shuma Gorath's stage is a massive otherworldly wasteland with the skeletons of strange beings decorating the landscape.

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* Veldin from ''[[RatchetAndClank2002 ''[[VideoGame/RatchetAndClank2002 Ratchet & Clank]]'' mixes this with SaharanShipwreck: there's the wreck of a ship early whose circular hull has decompiled such that it resembles the classic ribcage. The effect is helped by the thrusters, which now look like eyes.
* In Marvel ''Marvel Super Heroes, Heroes'', Shuma Gorath's stage is a massive otherworldly wasteland with the skeletons of strange beings decorating the landscape.


%%* ''Franchise/JakAndDaxter'': Misty Island.

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%%* ''Franchise/JakAndDaxter'': ''VideoGame/JakAndDaxter'': Misty Island.


* In ''Film/KongSkullIsland'', a major battle against the skullcrawlers takes place amid the bones of Kong's family.

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* In ''Film/KongSkullIsland'', a major battle against the skullcrawlers takes place amid the bones of Kong's family.family and other tremendous beasts.


[[caption-width-right:350:[-Here lies the mighty Glartaak, killed by his own body weight.-]]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:[-Here lies the mighty Glartaak, Krayt dragon, killed by his own body weight.-]]]


* In ''VideoGame/Kirby64TheCrystalShards'', one stage has Kirby exploring an underground cavern where part of the scenery is made of fossils. One of the titular {{Mineral MacGuffin}}s is inside an eyeless reptilian's mouth.
* ''[[VideoGame/BanjoKazooie Banjo Tooie]]'' features a stage based ([[ArtisticLicensePaleontology very loosely]]) on the mesozoic era and features many different fossils embedded on the ground and walls. A bit of FridgeBrilliance when you realize some dinosaurs were dead as long, to others, as they have been dead, to us.

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* In ''VideoGame/Kirby64TheCrystalShards'', one stage has Kirby exploring an underground cavern where part of the scenery is made of fossils. One of the titular {{Mineral MacGuffin}}s is inside an eyeless a reptilian's mouth.
* ''[[VideoGame/BanjoKazooie Banjo Tooie]]'' features a stage based ([[ArtisticLicensePaleontology very loosely]]) on the mesozoic Mesozoic era and features many different fossils embedded on the ground and walls. A bit of FridgeBrilliance when you realize some dinosaurs were dead as long, to others, as they have been dead, to us.

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* The Skull Kingdom from the ''Podcast/CoolKidsTable'' game ''Here We Gooooo!'' is primarily this, though a DarkIsNotEvil variant.
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* As Kevin and the dwarves in ''TimeBandits'' walk through the deserts of Time of Legends, searching for "[[SchmuckBait the most wonderful object in the world]]", they pass by myriad skeletons of animals. They discover the Fortress of Ultimate Darkness when [[spoiler:they reach an invisible wall, which one of the dwarves, Wally, accidentally shatters by throwing a nearby skull at the leader, Randall, in a fight after being shoved by Randall to the ground]].

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* As Kevin and the dwarves in ''TimeBandits'' ''Film/TimeBandits'' walk through the deserts of Time of Legends, searching for "[[SchmuckBait the most wonderful object in the world]]", they pass by myriad skeletons of animals. They discover the Fortress of Ultimate Darkness when [[spoiler:they reach an invisible wall, which one of the dwarves, Wally, accidentally shatters by throwing a nearby skull at the leader, Randall, in a fight after being shoved by Randall to the ground]].


* All over the face of planet Bone in ''ShadowRaiders''.

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* All over the face of planet Bone in ''ShadowRaiders''.''WesternAnimation/ShadowRaiders''.





* The city of New Crobuzon in ''PerdidoStreetStation'' contains a neighborhood (Bonetown) ''entirely'' inside the ribcage of some monstrous beast. Said beast is most certainly some stripe of EldritchAbomination, given the following: 1. All attempts at removing or The Ribs fail. 2. All attempts at building over the ribs fail, with building just not going right and completed construction just suddenly collapsing for no reason, despite being brand new and structurally sound. 3. Tools used in construction projects against The Ribs always malfunction, break, and wear out supernaturally quickly and often. 3. Workers involved in such projects report feeling unsettled, and frequently suffer horrific nightmares and visions. Often, workers just suddenly disappear without a trace...

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* The city of New Crobuzon in ''PerdidoStreetStation'' ''Literature/PerdidoStreetStation'' contains a neighborhood (Bonetown) ''entirely'' inside the ribcage of some monstrous beast. Said beast is most certainly some stripe of EldritchAbomination, given the following: 1. All attempts at removing or The Ribs fail. 2. All attempts at building over the ribs fail, with building just not going right and completed construction just suddenly collapsing for no reason, despite being brand new and structurally sound. 3. Tools used in construction projects against The Ribs always malfunction, break, and wear out supernaturally quickly and often. 3. Workers involved in such projects report feeling unsettled, and frequently suffer horrific nightmares and visions. Often, workers just suddenly disappear without a trace...


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%%* ''JakAndDaxter'': ''Franchise/JakAndDaxter'': Misty Island.

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