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5th Oct '17 4:31:17 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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** They actually managed to cure one patient. The Cluemaster entered a criminal mastermind who had the compulsive urge to leave clues at his crime scenes, and exited... a criminal mastermind who ''didn't'' leave clues. Oops.

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** They actually managed to cure one patient. The Cluemaster entered a criminal mastermind who had the compulsive urge to leave clues at his crime scenes, and exited... a criminal mastermind who ''didn't'' leave clues. Oops.[[NiceJobBreakingItHero Oops]].
2nd Oct '17 9:48:35 AM Necrodomo
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* The blasted plains of [[FireAndBrimstoneHell Stygia]] in ''[[NexusWar Nexus Clash]]'' are littered with Dark Sanitariums that are either this trope played straight or just an empty hollow shell that eats hope. Fortunately, by the time the player characters arrive on the scene they're ''usually'' abandoned save for hints of what once happened there. Stygia's angelic rivals also had an unhealthy understanding of mental illness but used a [[LotusEaterMachine different]] strategy.
4th Sep '17 8:26:06 PM Peteman
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* In the [[{{Lemon}} sexually explicit]] fanwork ''The Witch with No Name'', the plot of the ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Ben10}} Ben 10]]'' episode "A Change of Face" is brutally [[{{Deconstruction}} deconstructed]]. Not only is Gwen's continual insistence of being trapped in Charmcaster's body completely disbelieved by all the staff and residents of the juvenile penitentiary, but the head guard has utter contempt for Charmcaster due to her mother being severely injured by one of Charmcaster's previous attacks. Gwen is forced to undergo continuous physical, sexual, and emotional abuse at the hands of the other residents, and to top it all off is prescribed anti-psychotic drugs that will help to bury the "Gwen" in Charmcaster's head, effectively leaving her an EmptyShell.

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* In the [[{{Lemon}} sexually explicit]] fanwork ''The Witch with No Name'', the plot of the ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Ben10}} Ben 10]]'' episode "A Change of Face" is brutally [[{{Deconstruction}} deconstructed]]. Not only is Gwen's continual insistence of being trapped in Charmcaster's body completely disbelieved by all the staff and residents of the juvenile penitentiary, but the head guard has utter contempt for Charmcaster due to her mother being severely injured by one of Charmcaster's previous attacks. Gwen is forced to undergo continuous physical, sexual, and emotional abuse at the hands of the other residents, and to top it all off is prescribed anti-psychotic drugs that will help to bury the "Gwen" in Charmcaster's head, effectively leaving her an EmptyShell.
29th Aug '17 7:15:14 PM ZimFan89
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** In the Season 6 finale, [[GreaterScopeVillain the Black Fairy's]] new version of the Dark Curse sticks Emma in the asylum, with everyone (including Emma herself) given altered memories to think that she suffers from dangerous delusions.
23rd Aug '17 12:07:17 AM PaulA
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* Defied and Invoked in ''[[Literature/ElementalMasters The Gates of Sleep]]''. Physician and Earth Master Andrew Pike tries to help the both the charity cases and the upper-class paying patients[[note]]mainly women burned out on social obligations, but he keeps a close eye out for worse issues[[/note]] he milks for operating funds to the best of his knowledge and [[PostModernMagik power]] at the sanitarium he set up, but when summoned to the bedside of half-trained Water Mage Marina Rosewood in a [[Literature/SleepingBeauty magical coma]] by her [[EvilUncle suspiciously unconcerned aunt]] he pretends he never met her[[note]]she had been helping him with a breakthrough in treating lead poisoning[[/note]] and plays a vaguely sociopathic experimenter stereotype to the hilt in order to get her out of there without arousing suspicion.
** Also invoked in ''Phoenix and Ashes'' from the same series. [[WickedStepmother Allison]] intends to have her orphaned step-daughter [[Literature/{{Cinderella}} Eleanor]] locked up in an asylum like this in order to [[GoldDigger get control of her fortune]].

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* ''Literature/ElementalMasters'' series:
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Defied and Invoked in ''[[Literature/ElementalMasters The Gates of Sleep]]''.''Literature/TheGatesOfSleep''. Physician and Earth Master Andrew Pike tries to help the both the charity cases and the upper-class paying patients[[note]]mainly women burned out on social obligations, but he keeps a close eye out for worse issues[[/note]] he milks for operating funds to the best of his knowledge and [[PostModernMagik power]] at the sanitarium he set up, but when summoned to the bedside of half-trained Water Mage Marina Rosewood in a [[Literature/SleepingBeauty magical coma]] by her [[EvilUncle suspiciously unconcerned aunt]] he pretends he never met her[[note]]she had been helping him with a breakthrough in treating lead poisoning[[/note]] and plays a vaguely sociopathic experimenter stereotype to the hilt in order to get her out of there without arousing suspicion.
** Also invoked in ''Phoenix and Ashes'' from the same series.''Literature/PhoenixAndAshes''. [[WickedStepmother Allison]] intends to have her orphaned step-daughter [[Literature/{{Cinderella}} Eleanor]] locked up in an asylum like this in order to [[GoldDigger get control of her fortune]].
9th Aug '17 11:11:05 PM PaulA
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* ''OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest'' is set in one of these, which maintains an outward appearance of being a modern, progressive facility.

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* ''OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest'' ''Literature/OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest'' is set in one of these, which maintains an outward appearance of being a modern, progressive facility.



* ''VideoGame/DungeonsAndDragonsOnline'' features a quest called "The Sane Asylum," where the orderlies want to eat your brains, and the place is run by "[[BattleaxeNurse Nurse Ratchet]]" in a blatant ShoutOut to ''OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest''. JustifiedTrope, as the place has been taken over by Xoriat, the plane of Madness.

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* ''VideoGame/DungeonsAndDragonsOnline'' features a quest called "The Sane Asylum," where the orderlies want to eat your brains, and the place is run by "[[BattleaxeNurse Nurse Ratchet]]" in a blatant ShoutOut to ''OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest''.''Film/OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest''. JustifiedTrope, as the place has been taken over by Xoriat, the plane of Madness.



* The set for the movie 'One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest' was actually a real asylum. Years after the filming it was discovered cremated remains had been simply abandoned in the facility. Real life horror, not movie horror.

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* The set for the movie 'One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest' ''Film/OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest'' was actually a real asylum. Years after the filming it was discovered cremated remains had been simply abandoned in the facility. Real life horror, not movie horror.
1st Aug '17 10:54:05 AM MinisterOfSinister
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* Franchise/{{Batman}}'s Arkham Asylum. Whenever shown, it is a dark, dank, brick facility run by burly nurses and {{Mad Doctors}}. Probably because whoever's funding the place is more concerned with keeping the inmates ''in'' than making them ''sane''... [[CardboardPrison And they can't even do that, either]]. That said Not ALL the villains put there are actually considered insane. Arkham is just the only place in the area that is able to hold some of the more super-powered villains (such as Mr. Freeze and Killer Croc). Conversely, the ones that are dubiously sane but manageable in a normal setting (such as Catwoman and the Penguin) get sent to a normal jail. Even so, Blackgate Penitentiary isn't any more secure or safe.

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* Franchise/{{Batman}}'s Arkham Asylum. Whenever shown, it is a dark, dank, brick facility run by burly nurses and {{Mad Doctors}}. Probably because Doctor}}s. Evidently, whoever's funding the place is more concerned with keeping the inmates ''in'' than making them ''sane''... [[CardboardPrison And they can't even do that, either]]. That said Not ALL the villains put there are actually considered insane. Arkham is just the only place in the area that is able to hold some of the more super-powered villains (such as Mr. Freeze and Killer Croc). Conversely, the ones that are dubiously sane but manageable in a normal setting (such as Catwoman and the Penguin) get sent to a normal jail. Even so, Blackgate Penitentiary isn't any more secure or safe.
30th Jul '17 5:09:02 PM Malady
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** The sequel, ''VideoGame/AliceMadnessReturns'', has Alice being subjected to having holes ''drilled into her skull'', electrotherapy, leeches, tonics and head shaving in one of these places in a cutscene. And the guy actually running the place [[spoiler:is more interested in pimping out his young female patients once he's gotten them to forget everything than actually curing them, and was the bastard responsible for the above-mentioned fire in the first place]]. Creator/EmilieAutumn would probably like these games.

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** The sequel, ''VideoGame/AliceMadnessReturns'', has Alice being subjected to having holes ''drilled into her skull'', electrotherapy, leeches, tonics and head shaving in one of these places in a cutscene. And the guy actually running the place [[spoiler:is more interested in pimping out his young female patients once he's gotten them to forget everything than actually curing them, and was the bastard responsible for the above-mentioned fire in the first place]]. Creator/EmilieAutumn would probably like these games.
14th Jul '17 3:53:49 PM MinisterOfSinister
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* Franchise/{{Batman}}'s Arkham Asylum. Whenever shown, it is a dark, dank, brick facility run by burly nurses and [[MadDoctor mad doctors]]. Probably because whoever's funding the place is more concerned with keeping the inmates ''in'' than making them ''sane''. [[CardboardPrison Not that that works, either]].
** Not ALL the villains put there are actually considered insane. Arkham is just the only place in the area that is able to hold some of the more super-powered villains (such as Mr. Freeze and Killer Croc). Conversely, the ones that are dubiously sane but manageable in a normal setting (such as Catwoman and the Penguin) get sent to a normal jail. (Not that Blackgate Penitentiary is any more secure or safe.)
** Ironically, the Joker has been stated to find the Asylum relaxing. Some depictions show him willingly get captured after a caper so he can get some needed R&R.
*** In ''ComicBook/TheSandman'', The Scarecrow notes that he views Arkham as his home and the only place he's really comfortable, and implies that most of the other rogues are the same.
** One issue tries to [[JustifiedTrope explain this]] by showing that it was secretly built by insane, nigh-[[Creator/HPLovecraft Lovecraftian]] settlers to cultivate homicidal madness instead of curing it.
*** Considering that the name is taken from Lovecraft's writings... Yeah.
** Pre-Crisis, it was established canon that Arkham's own founder himself went crazy and was bound into his own institution, [[DrivenToSuicide until he died]]. Don't worry, he kept himself occupied in the meantime by etching gibberish into his cell's walls with his fingernails while humming "The Battle Hymn of the Republic." The current canon of this, and the items immediately below, isn't especially clear.

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* Franchise/{{Batman}}'s Arkham Asylum. Whenever shown, it is a dark, dank, brick facility run by burly nurses and [[MadDoctor mad doctors]]. {{Mad Doctors}}. Probably because whoever's funding the place is more concerned with keeping the inmates ''in'' than making them ''sane''. ''sane''... [[CardboardPrison Not that that works, either]].
**
And they can't even do that, either]]. That said Not ALL the villains put there are actually considered insane. Arkham is just the only place in the area that is able to hold some of the more super-powered villains (such as Mr. Freeze and Killer Croc). Conversely, the ones that are dubiously sane but manageable in a normal setting (such as Catwoman and the Penguin) get sent to a normal jail. (Not that Even so, Blackgate Penitentiary is isn't any more secure or safe.)
safe.
** Ironically, the Joker has been stated to find the Asylum relaxing. Some depictions show him willingly get captured after a caper so he can get some needed R&R.
*** In
R&R. Likewise, in ''ComicBook/TheSandman'', The Scarecrow notes that he views Arkham as his home and the only place he's really comfortable, and implies that most of the other rogues are the same.
** One issue tries to [[JustifiedTrope explain this]] by showing that it was secretly built by insane, nigh-[[Creator/HPLovecraft Lovecraftian]] settlers to cultivate homicidal madness instead of curing it.
*** Considering that
it, which is rather appropriate considering the name is taken from Lovecraft's writings... Yeah.
**
writings. Pre-Crisis, it was established canon that Arkham's own founder himself went crazy and was bound into his own institution, [[DrivenToSuicide until he died]]. Don't worry, he kept himself occupied in the meantime by etching gibberish into his cell's walls with his fingernails while humming "The Battle Hymn of the Republic." The current canon of this, and the items immediately below, isn't especially clear.
25th Jun '17 10:58:56 AM nombretomado
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Bethlem Royal is still active, albeit having undergone multiple relocations, and is now, according to {{The Other Wiki}}, [[TheAtoner "at the forefront of humane psychiatric treatment."]]

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Bethlem Royal is still active, albeit having undergone multiple relocations, and is now, according to {{The Other Wiki}}, Wiki/TheOtherWiki, [[TheAtoner "at the forefront of humane psychiatric treatment."]]
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