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* ''Anime/{{Metropolis}}'' starts with the Government building a massive ziggurat in the center of the emponymous city, and explicitly compares it to the Tower of Babel. They also note that while the original was built to defy God, their structure is instead dedicated to Him. [[spoiler: It's actually a SuperWeapon intended to win the upcoming World War, and requires the android Tima to control it.]]

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* ''Anime/{{Metropolis}}'' starts with the Government building a massive ziggurat in the center of the emponymous eponymous city, and explicitly compares it to the Tower of Babel. They also note that while the original was built to defy God, their structure is instead dedicated to Him. [[spoiler: It's actually a SuperWeapon intended to win the upcoming World War, and requires the android Tima to control it.]]



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%%* * In Literature/TheBible, obviously.the Tower of Babel was being built in Shinar by a civilization who spoke a single language as an attempt to reach the skies and meet God. Viewing this as an act of intrusion, God made it so all the builders ended up speaking different languages, thus making communication between them impossible. The ensuing loss of logistics led to the suspension of the tower's construction.


->''A brobdingnagian ziggurat challenged the gods to ban the UniversalTranslator.''

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* ''Anime/{{Metropolis}} starts with the Government building a massive ziggurat in the center of the emponymous city, and explicitly compares it to the Tower of Babel. They also note that while the original was built to defy God, their structure is instead dedicated to Him. [[spoiler: It's actually a SuperWeapon intended to win the upcoming World War, and requires the android Tima to control it.]]

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* ''Anime/{{Metropolis}} ''Anime/{{Metropolis}}'' starts with the Government building a massive ziggurat in the center of the emponymous city, and explicitly compares it to the Tower of Babel. They also note that while the original was built to defy God, their structure is instead dedicated to Him. [[spoiler: It's actually a SuperWeapon intended to win the upcoming World War, and requires the android Tima to control it.]]



* In ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiImagine'', mankind erected a 666-floor tower in the ruins of Shinjuku to celebrate mankind's retaking the world from the demons that threatened to destroy them. The tower's creation, however, caused three obilisks to emerge, as well as a resurgence in demon activity. Thus, the tower came to be known as "Shinjuku Babel". The Babel mythology is also recounted in the game's intro.
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV'':
** Golbez and the Four Fiends erect the Tower of Bab-il. Based in the underworld, it rises through the Earth's surface into the sky. It's powered by the stolen [[PowerCrystal Crystals]].
** The Giant of Bab-il, a HumongousMecha built by the Lunarians in order to wipe out humanity, looks like a fortress with legs in Amano's concept artwork and it's huge enough to be a dungeon. [[spoiler:In the DS/cell phone version, a prototype of it can be fought as a BonusBoss in NewGamePlus, and it's considered the most difficult battle in the game.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiImagine'', mankind erected a 666-floor tower in the ruins of Shinjuku to celebrate mankind's retaking the world from the demons that threatened to destroy them. The tower's creation, however, caused three obilisks obelisks to emerge, as well as a resurgence in demon activity. Thus, the tower came to be known as "Shinjuku Babel". The Babel mythology is also recounted in the game's intro.
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''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV'':
** *** Golbez and the Four Fiends erect the Tower of Bab-il.Babil. Based in the underworld, it rises through the Earth's surface into the sky. It's powered by the stolen [[PowerCrystal Crystals]].
** *** The Giant of Bab-il, Babil, a HumongousMecha built by the Lunarians in order to wipe out humanity, looks like a fortress with legs in Amano's concept artwork and it's huge enough to be a dungeon. [[spoiler:In the DS/cell phone version, a prototype of it can be fought as a BonusBoss in NewGamePlus, and it's considered the most difficult battle in the game.]]]]
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'' has the babil, a type of {{Golem}} that (like some of the other golems) physically resembles a tower. It also has a rarer, more powerful version called "Tower".
** The Tower of Babel is a wonder in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTactics''.



* ''VideoGame/PopNMusic 19 TUNE STREET'' pays homage to the Tower with its final 3 unlockable songs of Town Mode, all of which have a 2-parter title starting with Babel with a capital L at the end (~Grand Story~, ~Next Story~ and ~roof garden~). Incidentially, the rival character being displayed while playing the three songs is the tall tower being built and upgraded with the aforementioned Town Mode.

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* ''VideoGame/PopNMusic 19 TUNE STREET'' pays homage to the Tower with its final 3 unlockable songs of Town Mode, all of which have a 2-parter title starting with Babel with a capital L at the end (~Grand Story~, ~Next Story~ and ~roof garden~). Incidentially, Incidentally, the rival character being displayed while playing the three songs is the tall tower being built and upgraded with the aforementioned Town Mode.


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* The fanfic ''Literature/StarWarsGalacticFolkloreAndMythology'' features a Gran legend similar to the Tower of Babel. An ancient race attempted to construct a building so tall it would reach Vraxang (their homeworld's twin planet, where the Gran believed the gods to reside), which was turned to dust by the gods, and used to make the Milky Way as a permanent warning to mortals.

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* The fanfic ''Literature/StarWarsGalacticFolkloreAndMythology'' features a Gran legend similar to the Tower of Babel. An ancient race attempted to construct a building so tall it would reach Vraxang (their homeworld's twin planet, where the Gran believed the gods to reside), which was turned to dust Played with in [[https://xkcd.com/2421/ this]] ''Webcomic/{{xkcd}}''. God is actually impressed by the gods, tower, and used decides to make reward humanity with an abundance of one specific thing they want. [[InSpiteOfANail Unfortunately, one of the Milky Way as a permanent warning people to mortals.reach the top is a linguist.]]


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* The fanfic ''Literature/StarWarsGalacticFolkloreAndMythology'' features a Gran legend similar to the Tower of Babel. An ancient race attempted to construct a building so tall it would reach Vraxang (their homeworld's twin planet, where the Gran believed the gods to reside), which was turned to dust by the gods, and used to make the Milky Way as a permanent warning to mortals.
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* According to the ''TabletopGame/DemonTheFallen'' lore, there was never a literal "tower", but the "Time of Babel", when [[{{Satan}} Lucifer]] executed the last-ditch scheme to elevate humanity to godhood. Just when it was so close to success, his own lieutenants ruined it all, and the Rebellion was pretty much done for.

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* According to the ''TabletopGame/DemonTheFallen'' lore, there was never a literal "tower", but the "Time of Babel", when [[{{Satan}} Lucifer]] executed the last-ditch scheme to elevate humanity to godhood. Just when it was so close to success, his own lieutenants ruined it all, and the Rebellion was pretty much done for.


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* "A Wild, Wild Party", a number in Andrew Lippa musical of ''Literature/TheWildParty'' likens the setting of a prohibition-era party to the Tower of Babel and other Biblical instances of decadence.

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* Golbez and the Four Fiends of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV'' erect the Tower of Bab-il. Based in the underworld, it rises through the Earth's surface into the sky. It's powered by the stolen [[PowerCrystal Crystals]].
** The Giant of Bab-il, a HumongousMecha built by the Lunarians in order to wipe out humanity, may also qualify considering it looks like a fortress with legs in Amano's concept artwork and it's huge enough to be a dungeon. [[spoiler:In the DS/cell phone version, a prototype of it can be fought as a BonusBoss in NewGamePlus, and it's considered the most difficult battle in the game.]]

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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV'':
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Golbez and the Four Fiends of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV'' erect the Tower of Bab-il. Based in the underworld, it rises through the Earth's surface into the sky. It's powered by the stolen [[PowerCrystal Crystals]].
** The Giant of Bab-il, a HumongousMecha built by the Lunarians in order to wipe out humanity, may also qualify considering it looks like a fortress with legs in Amano's concept artwork and it's huge enough to be a dungeon. [[spoiler:In the DS/cell phone version, a prototype of it can be fought as a BonusBoss in NewGamePlus, and it's considered the most difficult battle in the game.]]



* In ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros3'', Mario and Luigi must ascend a spiral-shaped tower to reach the clouds of Sky Land. There is speculative debate as to whether the familiar looking Tower was inspired by the Tower of Babel or Mount Purgatorio.


This page is for allusions and references to the legend; for the trope about ominously imposing skyscrapers in general, see TheTower. See also CurseOfBabel for the language mix-up, LanguageBarrier for the RealLife version, and SpaceElevator for the SciFi version. As to whether the successful completion of one will lead to God confounding our tongues ''[[StarfishLanguage even more]]'', stay tuned! Compare with {{Yggdrasil}}, The WorldTree of Norse Mythology that has a similar height.

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This page is for allusions and references to the legend; for the trope about ominously imposing skyscrapers in general, see TheTower. See also CurseOfBabel for the language mix-up, LanguageBarrier for the RealLife version, and SpaceElevator for the SciFi version. As to whether the successful completion of one will lead to God confounding our tongues ''[[StarfishLanguage even more]]'', stay tuned! Compare with {{Yggdrasil}}, The WorldTree of Norse Mythology that has a similar height.
height. SubTrope of JourneyToTheSky.


* ''Anime/{{Metropolis}} starts with the Government building a massive ziggurat in the center of the emponymous city, and explicitly compares it to the Tower of Babel. They also note that while the original was built to defy God, their structure is instead dedicated to Him. [[spoiler: It's actually a SuperWeapon intended to win the upcoming World War, and requires the android Maria to control it.]]

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* ''Anime/{{Metropolis}} starts with the Government building a massive ziggurat in the center of the emponymous city, and explicitly compares it to the Tower of Babel. They also note that while the original was built to defy God, their structure is instead dedicated to Him. [[spoiler: It's actually a SuperWeapon intended to win the upcoming World War, and requires the android Maria Tima to control it.]]

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* ''Anime/{{Metropolis}} starts with the Government building a massive ziggurat in the center of the emponymous city, and explicitly compares it to the Tower of Babel. They also note that while the original was built to defy God, their structure is instead dedicated to Him. [[spoiler: It's actually a SuperWeapon intended to win the upcoming World War, and requires the android Maria to control it.]]


* In the ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'' movie ''Miracle of Endymion'', Academy City debuts a SpaceElevator called Endymion. Index compares it to the Tower of Babel. [[spoiler: It turns out the elevator's creators deliberately modeled Endymion to be like the Tower of Babel in an attempt to ruin the world by recreating the original Biblical disaster.]]

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* In the ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'' movie ''Miracle of Endymion'', ''Anime/ACertainMagicalIndexMiracleOfEndymion'', Academy City debuts a SpaceElevator called Endymion. Index compares it to the Tower of Babel. [[spoiler: It turns out the elevator's creators deliberately modeled Endymion to be like the Tower of Babel in an attempt to ruin the world by recreating the original Biblical disaster.]]

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* The ''Forgotten Sanctuary'' stage from ''VideoGame/DragonsCrown'' was once a massive tower made in an attempt to reach the Gods' realm. Needless to say, this pissed the Gods off royally, and both the tower and its surrounding city were leveled.


This page is for allusions and references to the legend; for the trope about ominously imposing skyscrapers in general, see TheTower. See also CurseOfBabel for the language mix-up and SpaceElevator for the SciFi version. As to whether the successful completion of one will lead to God confounding our tongues ''[[StarfishLanguage even more]]'', stay tuned! Compare with {{Yggdrasil}}, The WorldTree of Norse Mythology that has a similar height.

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This page is for allusions and references to the legend; for the trope about ominously imposing skyscrapers in general, see TheTower. See also CurseOfBabel for the language mix-up mix-up, LanguageBarrier for the RealLife version, and SpaceElevator for the SciFi version. As to whether the successful completion of one will lead to God confounding our tongues ''[[StarfishLanguage even more]]'', stay tuned! Compare with {{Yggdrasil}}, The WorldTree of Norse Mythology that has a similar height.

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