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* In the ''Film/{{Hellboy}}'' films, the BPRD facility holds (among other things) artifacts and books relating to the occult--including Hellboy himself.

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* In the ''Film/{{Hellboy}}'' ''Film/{{Hellboy|2004}}'' films, the BPRD facility holds (among other things) artifacts and books relating to the occult--including Hellboy himself.


* Maintaining secret warehouses is pretty much the entire job of the Wiki/SCPFoundation, only some of the items are sentient and trying to ''escape.'' The warehouses containing the most dangerous items each have [[SelfDestructMechanism a nuclear warhead which is set to go off if too many of them escape at once]]. For some of the items, ''this will only slow them down.''

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* Maintaining secret warehouses is pretty much the entire job of the Wiki/SCPFoundation, only some of the items are sentient and trying to ''escape.'' The warehouses containing the most dangerous items each have [[SelfDestructMechanism a nuclear warhead which is set to go off if too many of them escape at once]]. For some of the items, ''this will only slow them down.'''' Also, the Foundation operates outside of any government jurisdiction, and could probably instantly take over the world if they weren't so very busy constantly trying to prevent TheEndOfTheworldAsWeKnowIt.


* [[http://forums.gleemax.com/showthread.php?t=328028 This thread.]]


* The conclusion of ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk'' is one of the most famous uses of this plot device: the ending of the film is a shot of TheArkOfTheCovenant, in a crate, being filed in a massive warehouse. ''Filled with identical crates''.

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* The conclusion of ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk'' is one of the most famous uses of this plot device: the ending of the film is a shot of TheArkOfTheCovenant, in a crate, being filed in a massive warehouse. ''Filled ''[[NeedleInAStackOfNeedles Filled with identical crates''. crates.]]''


* In ''TabletopGame/DeltaGreen'', the ''Green Boxes'' used by Delta Green are this, they can range from self-storage, warehouses, rental lockers to safe houses. Delta Green's rival, Majestic-12, has a lot of those, dedicated to researching Grey technology. They are usually within larger U.S Military, CIA, NSA, NRO and March Industries facilities. One of their facilities is located in Area 51 (Although is not Area 51 itself).

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* In ''TabletopGame/DeltaGreen'', the ''Green Boxes'' used by Delta Green are this, this they can range from self-storage, warehouses, rental lockers to safe houses. Delta houses.
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Green's rival, Majestic-12, has a lot of those, dedicated to researching Grey technology. They are usually within larger U.S Military, CIA, NSA, NRO and March Industries facilities. One of their facilities is located in Area 51 (Although is not Area 51 itself).


* [[http://www.palinola.com/projects/lab/greenbox// The Green Box Generator]] is based on this concept.

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* [[http://www.In ''TabletopGame/DeltaGreen'', the ''Green Boxes'' used by Delta Green are this, they can range from self-storage, warehouses, rental lockers to safe houses. Delta Green's rival, Majestic-12, has a lot of those, dedicated to researching Grey technology. They are usually within larger U.S Military, CIA, NSA, NRO and March Industries facilities. One of their facilities is located in Area 51 (Although is not Area 51 itself).
**[[http://www.
palinola.com/projects/lab/greenbox// The Green Box Generator]] is based on this concept.


* ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'': The secret stash of out-world artifacts at the Sokovian HYDRA base ''used'' to be this trope, before HYDRA's infiltration of SHIELD was exposed in ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'' and it cut all ties with the World Council.

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* ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'': The secret stash of out-world artifacts at the Sokovian HYDRA base ''used'' to be this trope, before HYDRA's infiltration of SHIELD was exposed in ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'' and it the base, revealed to be operated by HYDRA, cut all ties with the World Security Council.


--> '''Child:''' Don't worry. After a few weeks you get used to it.
* We see at one at Area51 in ''Series/StargateSG1'''s episode "Point of View". Several rows of shelves piled high with artifacts and technology from offworld, many of which were seen in previous episodes. It looks suspiciously like the show's props department.

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--> '''Child:''' Don't worry. After a few weeks weeks, you get used to it.
* We see at one at Area51 in ''Series/StargateSG1'''s episode "Point of View". Several rows of shelves piled high with artifacts and technology from offworld, off-world, many of which were seen in previous episodes. It looks suspiciously like the show's props department.



* ''[[http://www.warehouse23.com/basement/ Warehouse 23]]'' is a role playing book based on a warehouse run by Secret Masters. Steve Jackson Games also calls its online store "Warehouse 23".

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* ''[[http://www.warehouse23.com/basement/ Warehouse 23]]'' is a role playing role-playing book based on a warehouse run by Secret Masters. Steve Jackson Games also calls its online store "Warehouse 23".



* Although not strictly a government warehouse, the [[AdventurerArchaeologist Aegis Kai Doru]] in TabletopGame/HunterTheVigil are described as having dozens or more of these around the world, including, among other things, the still-talking and prophesising head of John the Baptist.
** Similarily, the Mysterium in TabletopGame/MageTheAwakening maintain several athenea all over the world, which are a version of this combined with MagicalLibrary. They contain all sorts of manner of strange artifacts, with anything ranging from simple magical tools for uncovering more knowledge to [[ArtifactOfDoom objects of tremendous power and hazard]].

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* Although not strictly a government warehouse, the [[AdventurerArchaeologist Aegis Kai Doru]] in TabletopGame/HunterTheVigil are described as having dozens or more of these around the world, including, among other things, the still-talking and prophesising prophesizing head of John the Baptist.
** Similarily, Similarly, the Mysterium in TabletopGame/MageTheAwakening maintain several athenea all over the world, which are a version of this combined with MagicalLibrary. They contain all sorts of manner of strange artifacts, with anything ranging from simple magical tools for uncovering more knowledge to [[ArtifactOfDoom objects of tremendous power and hazard]].



* In ''Franchise/MassEffect'', while everyone knows about the existence of the the Citadel Archives, only those with extremely high levels of clearance are allowed access are permitted to enter the facility, such as Spectres.

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* In ''Franchise/MassEffect'', while everyone knows about the existence of the the Citadel Archives, only those with extremely high levels of clearance are allowed access are permitted to enter the facility, such as Spectres.



* Parodied in ''VideoGame/KingdomOfLoathing''. The endgame of the Actually Ed the Undying challenge path has you raiding the Council of Loathing's secret warehouse for the Holy MacGuffin, and finding a bunch of other Macguffins and {{plot coupon}}s in the process, including [[Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk the Ark of the Covenant]], a [[VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas platinum casino chip]], and [[Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit Marvin Acme's will]].

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* Parodied in ''VideoGame/KingdomOfLoathing''. The endgame of the Actually Ed the Undying challenge path has have you raiding the Council of Loathing's secret warehouse for the Holy MacGuffin, and finding a bunch of other Macguffins MacGuffins and {{plot coupon}}s in the process, including [[Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk the Ark of the Covenant]], a [[VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas platinum casino chip]], and [[Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit Marvin Acme's will]].



* ''Secret Contents of a Certain Government Warehouse'' was originally created by Stirling Westrup and many Usenet contributors around 1990. It lists a large number of magical, high tech and just plain weird items that are stored in a secret government facility. Almost all of them are based on devices from popular books, TV shows and movies. [[http://www.bahneman.com/liem/x-files/warehouse.html Version 0.1]], [[http://www32.ocn.ne.jp/~warehouse_j/Warehouse.txt Version 0.2]] (updated by Timothy Toner in 1992) and [[https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/8338216/warehouse.pdf Version 0.3]] (updated by Uncle Bear in 1999).

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* ''Secret Contents of a Certain Government Warehouse'' was originally created by Stirling Westrup and many Usenet contributors around 1990. It lists a large number of magical, high tech and just plain weird items that are stored in a secret government facility. Almost all of them are based on devices from popular books, TV shows shows, and movies. [[http://www.bahneman.com/liem/x-files/warehouse.html Version 0.1]], [[http://www32.ocn.ne.jp/~warehouse_j/Warehouse.txt Version 0.2]] (updated by Timothy Toner in 1992) and [[https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/8338216/warehouse.pdf Version 0.3]] (updated by Uncle Bear in 1999).



* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' shows one of these in the episodes "[[Recap/FamilyGuyS4E11PetersGotWoods Peter's Got Woods]]", and "[[Recap/FamilyGuyS6E9BackToTheWoods Back To The Woods]]". Both of them end with James Woods being trapped in a crate and placed among many identical ones, a a shout out to the ''Indiana Jones'' example above.

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* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' shows one of these in the episodes "[[Recap/FamilyGuyS4E11PetersGotWoods Peter's Got Woods]]", and "[[Recap/FamilyGuyS6E9BackToTheWoods Back To The Woods]]". Both of them end with James Woods being trapped in a crate and placed among many identical ones, a a shout out to the ''Indiana Jones'' example above.



* Indeed, almost any fairly large institution (ranging from everything from the above-mentioned Smithsonian all the way down to the Baseball Hall of Fame's Museum and then some) will have far more stuff out-of-sight (either being restored, studied or just plain old stored away) than it has on display. The Smithsonian's Air and Space Museum alone had such a problem that [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steven_F._Udvar-Hazy_Center they built a Annex Museum]] and so much interesting stuff is still behind closed doors that they are now working to build ''a whole new wing'' onto that Annex which will allow people to ''actually look at the stuff that is being restored''.

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* Indeed, almost any fairly large institution (ranging from everything from the above-mentioned Smithsonian all the way down to the Baseball Hall of Fame's Museum and then some) will have far more stuff out-of-sight (either being restored, studied or just plain old stored away) than it has on display. The Smithsonian's Air and Space Museum alone had such a problem that [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steven_F._Udvar-Hazy_Center they built a an Annex Museum]] and so much interesting stuff is still behind closed doors that they are now working to build ''a whole new wing'' onto that Annex which will allow people to ''actually look at the stuff that is being restored''.



* Applied to data, this would make the USA's Utah Data Center one of the biggest SecretGovernmentWarehouse out there. It's used to store data that pass through nodes (satellites, etc) compromised by one or more secret intelligence agencies of USA. It's such a massive net that it basically knows everything of you that can be digitally recorded (including your activities in Wiki/ThisVeryWiki). Now you too can be covertly poisoned by secret agents, a honor that used to be restricted for troublesome foreign leaders.

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* Applied to data, this would make the USA's Utah Data Center one of the biggest SecretGovernmentWarehouse out there. It's used to store data that pass through nodes (satellites, etc) compromised by one or more secret intelligence agencies of USA. It's such a massive net that it basically knows everything of about you that can be digitally recorded (including your activities in Wiki/ThisVeryWiki). Now you too can be covertly poisoned by secret agents, a an honor that used to be restricted for to troublesome foreign leaders.


* Applied to data, this would make the USA's Utah Data Center one of the biggest SecretGovernmentWarehouse out there. It's used to store data that pass through nodes (satellites, etc) compromised by one or more secret intelligence agencies of USA. It's such a massive net that it basically knows everything of you that can be digitally recorded (including your activities in ThisVeryWiki). Now you too can be covertly poisoned by secret agents, a honor that used to be restricted for troublesome foreign leaders.

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* Applied to data, this would make the USA's Utah Data Center one of the biggest SecretGovernmentWarehouse out there. It's used to store data that pass through nodes (satellites, etc) compromised by one or more secret intelligence agencies of USA. It's such a massive net that it basically knows everything of you that can be digitally recorded (including your activities in ThisVeryWiki).Wiki/ThisVeryWiki). Now you too can be covertly poisoned by secret agents, a honor that used to be restricted for troublesome foreign leaders.


* ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' had the Paranormal Stuff That Are Of Little Use To Anyone Storage Facility.

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* The Paranormal Things That Are Of Little Use To Anyone Storage Facility from ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' had is a decoy secret government warehouse. It's a collection of useless and inert magic items designed to look painfully underfunded and under-secured. It serves to distract would-be thieves from another facility containing actually useful artifacts, and it also serves as a trap for said would-be thieves. The security systems don't even kick in until you try to remove an artifact from the Paranormal Stuff That Are Of Little Use To Anyone Storage Facility.premises.

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* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'': The Corbettites have several vaults that contain various dangerous Sparky creations that are entrusted to them because everyone in Europa knows that they can be trusted to never try to use them.


* Subverted in Literature/TheLaundrySeries novel ''The Rhesus Chart'' when Bob Howard visits such a warehouse, but it's used to store mundane (yet still secret) items like government warning posters stockpiled for an invasion by {{Eldritch Abomination}}s from AnotherDimension. [[spoiler:Then it turns out a vampire is using this secret location to hide its activities from both the public and the Laundry.]]

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* Subverted in Literature/TheLaundrySeries ''Literature/TheLaundryFiles'' novel ''The Rhesus Chart'' ''Literature/TheRhesusChart'' when Bob Howard visits such a warehouse, but it's used to store mundane (yet still secret) items like government warning posters stockpiled for an invasion by {{Eldritch Abomination}}s from AnotherDimension. [[spoiler:Then it turns out a vampire is using this secret location to hide its activities from both the public and the Laundry.]]


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* In ''Film/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix'' the Department of Mysteries houses one of these which holds items considered strange and dangerous even to the wizarding world. There were even more such items in [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix the book]] but they seemed to have more of an effect on their [[MalevolentArchitecture surroundings]] and [[MobileMaze were]] [[AlienGeometries housed very]] [[Bizarrchitecture strangely]].

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* In ''Film/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix'' the Department of Mysteries houses one of these which holds items considered strange and dangerous even to the wizarding world. There were even more such items in [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix the book]] but they seemed to have more of an effect on their [[MalevolentArchitecture surroundings]] and [[MobileMaze were]] [[AlienGeometries housed very]] [[Bizarrchitecture [[{{Bizarrchitecture}} strangely]].

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* In ''Film/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix'' the Department of Mysteries houses one of these which holds items considered strange and dangerous even to the wizarding world. There were even more such items in [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix the book]] but they seemed to have more of an effect on their [[MalevolentArchitecture surroundings]] and [[MobileMaze were]] [[AlienGeometries housed very]] [[Bizarrchitecture strangely]].

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