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* ''VideoGame/ImOnObservationDuty'' has the player monitoring (seemingly) empty houses via security cameras. The houses are weirdly laid out, with furniture arranged in ways that don't necessarily make sense, and random objects scattered about that can move on their own or disappear entirely.

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* ''ComicBook/WonderWoman1987'': Asquith's use of magic has made his home feel decidedly off, and it doesn't help that Diana knows he's been living there but the magic has artificially aged and decayed the place so that it looks like it's been abandoned for years.



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* In ''VideoGame/Persona5: The Royal'', if [[spoiler:you accept Maruki's deal, you'll be dragged into his Utopia where everyone's desires are filled at the cost of stagnation, and even dating multiple girls has no negative consequences.]]


* ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug'': In the episode "Party Crasher", Gabriel realizes something is off when he senses overwhelming happiness in his mansion. Usually, Gabriel is a ControlFreak [[AbusiveParents Abusive Parent]], which is not very conducive to overwhelming happiness (it's coming from Adrien's bedroom, where he is having a WildTeenParty with his male classmates... and most of the show's male cast.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug'': In the episode "Party Crasher", Gabriel realizes something is off when he senses overwhelming happiness in his mansion. Usually, Gabriel is a ControlFreak [[AbusiveParents Abusive Parent]], which is not very conducive to overwhelming happiness (it's coming from Adrien's bedroom, where he is having a WildTeenParty with his male classmates... and most of the show's male cast.cast).

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* ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug'': In the episode "Party Crasher", Gabriel realizes something is off when he senses overwhelming happiness in his mansion. Usually, Gabriel is a ControlFreak [[AbusiveParents Abusive Parent]], which is not very conducive to overwhelming happiness (it's coming from Adrien's bedroom, where he is having a WildTeenParty with his male classmates... and most of the show's male cast.


* ''VideoGame/{{Okage}}: Shadow King'' - The Highland Village. Everyone there talks in a distant, dreamy tone. Turns out [[spoiler:the village is a feeding ground for the Vampire Evil King.]]

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* ''VideoGame/{{Okage}}: Shadow King'' ''VideoGame/OkageShadowKing'' - The Highland Village. Everyone there talks in a distant, dreamy tone. Turns out [[spoiler:the village is a feeding ground for the Vampire Evil King.]]


* The ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' story, "[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/3189270/1/ Hi Roxas]]", presents itself as a poorly-written HighSchoolAU story that bears little to no resemblance to the canonical story. It's pretty much the kind of story you'd expect from a "my first fic" story... until Roxas enters study hall and meets Demyx. From the way he speaks alone (His first line, written exactly, is, "Oh, man, it's worse than I thought."), Demyx is clearly out of place, and an indicator that there's more to the story than it appears. Roxas himself doesn't see anything odd about Demyx other than the fact that he was not his usual teacher, "Mr. Leon Strife". [[spoiler:The following chapter makes it clear that the story is actually ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts2''[='=]s prologue sequence GoneHorriblyWrong.]]

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* The ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' story, "[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/3189270/1/ Hi Roxas]]", presents itself as a poorly-written HighSchoolAU story that bears little to no resemblance to the canonical story. It's pretty much the kind of story you'd expect from a "my first fic" story... until Roxas enters study hall and meets Demyx. From the way he speaks alone (His first line, written exactly, is, "Oh, man, it's worse than I thought."), Demyx is clearly out of place, and an indicator that there's more to the story than it appears. Roxas himself doesn't see anything odd about Demyx other than the fact that he was not his usual teacher, "Mr. Leon Strife". [[spoiler:The following chapter makes it clear that the story is actually ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts2''[='=]s ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII''[='=]s prologue sequence GoneHorriblyWrong.]]

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* The ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' story, "[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/3189270/1/ Hi Roxas]]", presents itself as a poorly-written HighSchoolAU story that bears little to no resemblance to the canonical story. It's pretty much the kind of story you'd expect from a "my first fic" story... until Roxas enters study hall and meets Demyx. From the way he speaks alone (His first line, written exactly, is, "Oh, man, it's worse than I thought."), Demyx is clearly out of place, and an indicator that there's more to the story than it appears. Roxas himself doesn't see anything odd about Demyx other than the fact that he was not his usual teacher, "Mr. Leon Strife". [[spoiler:The following chapter makes it clear that the story is actually ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts2''[='=]s prologue sequence GoneHorriblyWrong.]]


* Creator/HPLovecraft was very fond of this trope. Whenever his settings weren't an EldritchLocation, there would still be a distinctly 'wrong' aura about them, which the narrators typically emphasized. [[Literature/TheShadowOverInnsmouth Innsmouth]] was a prime example, with its dilapidated structures and fishy odor hinting at [[TownWithADarkSecret something horrible behind the scenes.]] Other uses include ''The Colour Out of Space'' and ''The Whisperer in the Darkness'', just for starters.

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* Creator/HPLovecraft was very fond of this trope. Whenever his settings weren't an EldritchLocation, there would still be a distinctly 'wrong' aura about them, which the narrators typically emphasized. [[Literature/TheShadowOverInnsmouth Innsmouth]] was a prime example, with its dilapidated structures and fishy odor hinting at [[TownWithADarkSecret something horrible behind the scenes.]] Other uses include ''The Colour Out of Space'' "Literature/TheColourOutOfSpace" and ''The Whisperer in the Darkness'', "Literature/TheWhispererInDarkness", just for starters.


Intentional use of the principles of UncannyValley are often applied to setting and background characters to increase drama or hint at conspiracy. The colors are a bit off (''Film/TheMatrix''), the people are [[StepfordSmiler too nice]] (''TheStepfordWives''), everything is [[CreepyCleanliness too clean]] or it's just [[ItsQuietTooQuiet too quiet]]. This may be a sign of a CrapsaccharineWorld.

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Intentional use of the principles of UncannyValley are often applied to setting and background characters to increase drama or hint at conspiracy. The colors are a bit off (''Film/TheMatrix''), the people are [[StepfordSmiler too nice]] (''TheStepfordWives''), (''Literature/TheStepfordWives''), everything is [[CreepyCleanliness too clean]] or it's just [[ItsQuietTooQuiet too quiet]]. This may be a sign of a CrapsaccharineWorld.



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* EdgarAllanPoe: "Literature/TheFallOfTheHouseOfUsher", spooky, creepy, weird right from the get-go, with a moss-covered decaying castle out on the moors.
* Some of Roald Dahl's stories, particularly "Literature/TheLandlady" where early on you can tell there's something not right about that woman and her "Bed and Breakfast".

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* EdgarAllanPoe: Creator/EdgarAllanPoe: "Literature/TheFallOfTheHouseOfUsher", spooky, creepy, weird right from the get-go, with a moss-covered decaying castle out on the moors.
* Some of Roald Dahl's Creator/RoaldDahl's stories, particularly "Literature/TheLandlady" where early on you can tell there's something not right about that woman and her "Bed and Breakfast".



* ''Franchise/{{Bioshock}}''
* Peaceful Rest Valley from ''VideoGame/EarthBound''.
* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'': Vault 112.

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* Peaceful Rest Valley from ''VideoGame/EarthBound''.
%% * ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'': Vault 112.



* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': The glitched version of Beach City from "Rose's Room". The city is eerily desolate at first, and the citizens are robotic and repetitive when spoken to.

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* All of Termina from ''{{The Legend of Zelda Majoras Mask}}''.

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* All of Termina from ''{{The Legend of Zelda Majoras Mask}}''.''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask''.


* EdgarAllanPoe: The Fall of the House of Usher

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* EdgarAllanPoe: The Fall of "Literature/TheFallOfTheHouseOfUsher", spooky, creepy, weird right from the House of Usherget-go, with a moss-covered decaying castle out on the moors.


** A more specific example is if you visit Romani Ranch on the third day. Romani's facial expression is bound to bring up some questions.

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** A more specific example is if you visit Romani Ranch on the third day. Romani's facial expression is bound to bring up some questions.questions.

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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': The glitched version of Beach City from "Rose's Room". The city is eerily desolate at first, and the citizens are robotic and repetitive when spoken to.


* The ''SilentHill'' series. When a character first enters the town, they notice that no one is around and even before they find their first monster, they know there's something wrong there.

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* The ''SilentHill'' ''Franchise/SilentHill'' series. When a character first enters the town, they notice that no one is around and even before they find their first monster, they know there's something wrong there.

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