The Unmasqued World

Basic Information

The Unmasqued World represents both a setting and a speculative fiction trope. It represents a world where some supernatural or otherworldly element - magic, aliens, and so forth - have hidden or gone away for a long time, and now return - changing the world drastically in the process.

See Also

Broken Masquerade


TV Tropes Wiki entry

Game and Story Use

  • Shadowrun uses this trope to great effect, radically transforming a near-future world into a rather strange and increasingly alien setting by adding magic and mythological creatures.
  • And then there's the question of who would win in a fight: Atlantis, or a modern military?
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