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7th Nov '17 8:19:50 PM EdwardGil
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It's also a standard "TheMenInBlack" plot, in which the government or other secret organization has miraculously captured a powerful entity and are [[{{ Enigmatic Empowering Entity}} extracting its knowledge and power]] usually through [[TheyWouldCutYouUp various]] [[PlayingWithSyringes unpleasant]] means. Extra [=MIB=] points if this is occurring at Area 51.

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It's also a standard "TheMenInBlack" plot, in which the government or other secret organization has miraculously captured a powerful entity and are [[{{ Enigmatic [[{{Enigmatic Empowering Entity}} extracting its knowledge and power]] usually through [[TheyWouldCutYouUp various]] [[PlayingWithSyringes unpleasant]] means. Extra [=MIB=] points if this is occurring at Area 51.
7th Nov '17 8:19:32 PM EdwardGil
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It's also a standard "TheMenInBlack" plot, in which the government or other secret organization has miraculously captured a powerful entity and are extracting its knowledge and power usually through [[TheyWouldCutYouUp various]] [[PlayingWithSyringes unpleasant]] means. Extra [=MIB=] points if this is occurring at Area 51.

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It's also a standard "TheMenInBlack" plot, in which the government or other secret organization has miraculously captured a powerful entity and are [[{{ Enigmatic Empowering Entity}} extracting its knowledge and power power]] usually through [[TheyWouldCutYouUp various]] [[PlayingWithSyringes unpleasant]] means. Extra [=MIB=] points if this is occurring at Area 51.
16th Oct '17 6:23:45 PM PaulA
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* In the Literature/KnownSpace universe novel "Destroyer of Worlds", humans capture a Protector. These are highly intelligent, fast and strong beings, and explicitly stated to be the ultimate life stage of humans, merely requiring the consumption of a certain type of root (and associated symbiotic virus) to trigger their development. They have a deep hatred for anyone (including other Protectors) who is not in their bloodline. The Protector is captured to provide information, but as per this trope, ends up turning the tables on his captors.

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* In the Literature/KnownSpace universe novel "Destroyer of Worlds", ''Literature/DestroyerOfWorlds'', humans capture a Protector. These are highly intelligent, fast and strong beings, and explicitly stated to be the ultimate life stage of humans, merely requiring the consumption of a certain type of root (and associated symbiotic virus) to trigger their development. They have a deep hatred for anyone (including other Protectors) who is not in their bloodline. The Protector is captured to provide information, but as per this trope, ends up turning the tables on his captors.
11th Oct '17 12:32:50 AM DarkSoldier
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** Warhammer 40 000 also has the C'tan, the gods of the Necrons. The Necrons ''enslaved their own gods,'' trapping them in what amount to highly advanced cages, and now use them as weapons against their foes

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** Warhammer 40 000 also has When the Necrons turned against the C'tan, they smashed the star gods of the Necrons. The Necrons ''enslaved their own gods,'' trapping into countless fragments and captured them in what amount to highly advanced cages, and now use hyperspace prisons, unleashing them as weapons against their foesenemies on the battlefield. A Transcendent C'tan is what happens when enough fragments are reassembled, requiring an array of canoptek drones to continually repair the tesseract vault that holds it captive and channels its phenomenal destructive power through its own weapons.


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* In ''TabletopGame/WildWestExodus'', Doctor Carpathian came to the New World with a fragment of the Hex and is using it to produce RJ 1027, the super-fuel that powers the game's SteamPunk technology.
6th May '17 4:06:42 PM Kakai
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* In ''Literature/TheSpiritThief'', it eventually turns out that the Pillar of Gregorn houses Mellinor, the spirit of an inland sea. The Pillar keeps it from flooding the entire kingdom.
6th May '17 9:53:09 AM Generality
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* [[AvertedTrope Averted]] in the original ''Film/{{Ghostbusters|1984}}'' movie. With all the capturing of ghosts, when they encounter an actual god, you expect them to capture it and contain it like all the ghosts. But all they end up being able to do is close the portal that is giving it access to our universe. Played straight with Vigo in the second. In the game which follows that, they keep Vigo in the station, powerless to do anything other than ask people to bring him a child.

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* [[AvertedTrope Averted]] in the original ''Film/{{Ghostbusters|1984}}'' movie. With all the capturing of ghosts, when they encounter an actual god, you expect them to capture it and contain it like all the ghosts. But all they end up being able to do is close the portal that is giving it access to our universe. Played straight with Vigo in the second.second, but he's a human sorcerer rather than an extradimensional being. In the game which follows that, they keep Vigo in the station, powerless to do anything other than ask people to bring him a child.
1st May '17 9:01:22 PM nombretomado
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-->--''[[Franchise/TransformersFilmSeries Transformers]]'' (2007)

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-->--''[[Franchise/TransformersFilmSeries Transformers]]'' -->--''{{Film/Transformers}}'' (2007)



* The [[LiveActionAdaptation live-action]] ''{{Transformers}}'' movie has the U.S. government in possession of a frozen Megatron and [[MacGuffin The All-Spark]]. All modern technology supposedly came from decades of reverse-engineering the former.

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* The [[LiveActionAdaptation live-action]] ''{{Transformers}}'' ''Film/{{Transformers}}'' movie has the U.S. government in possession of a frozen Megatron and [[MacGuffin The All-Spark]]. All modern technology supposedly came from decades of reverse-engineering the former.



* In ''TransformersAnimated'', Megatron's head is found by Isaac Sumdac and becomes the base of all ''future'' technology, but Sumdac has no idea who he is. Then Megatron wakes up and tricks Sumdac into not revealing his presence to the Autobots while helping to rebuild Megatron's body.

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* In ''TransformersAnimated'', ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'', Megatron's head is found by Isaac Sumdac and becomes the base of all ''future'' technology, but Sumdac has no idea who he is. Then Megatron wakes up and tricks Sumdac into not revealing his presence to the Autobots while helping to rebuild Megatron's body.
2nd Feb '17 9:52:19 PM Treekaru
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** Warhammer 40 000 also has the C'tan, the gods of the Necrons. The Necrons ''enslaved their own gods'' and now use them as weapons against their foes

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** Warhammer 40 000 also has the C'tan, the gods of the Necrons. The Necrons ''enslaved their own gods'' gods,'' trapping them in what amount to highly advanced cages, and now use them as weapons against their foes
2nd Feb '17 9:51:23 PM Treekaru
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** Warhammer 40 000 also has the C'tan, the gods of the Necrons. The Necrons ''enslaved their own gods'' and now use them as weapons against their foe

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** Warhammer 40 000 also has the C'tan, the gods of the Necrons. The Necrons ''enslaved their own gods'' and now use them as weapons against their foefoes
2nd Feb '17 9:50:39 PM Treekaru
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** Warhammer 40 000 also has the C'tan, the gods of the Necrons. The Necrons ''enslaved their own gods'' and now use them as weapons against their foe
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