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12th Feb '16 1:11:55 AM Vir
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-->'''Duke:''' (''concerning Cobra Commander'') We flew in, beat 'em like mixed-race stepchildren and Cobra Commander went to prison... and he promptly escaped. Whoo boy the other countries of the world where pissed, they wanted him put to death immediately, but we kinda dragged our heels and by that time Zartan had busted him out with [[ContinuityNod a wicker basket thing]] and a remote control snake or something... ahhhh good times.
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-->'''Duke:''' (''concerning Cobra Commander'') We flew in, beat 'em like mixed-race stepchildren and Cobra Commander went to prison... and he promptly escaped. Whoo boy boy, the other countries of the world where were pissed, they wanted him put to death immediately, but we kinda dragged our heels and by that time Zartan had busted him out with [[ContinuityNod a wicker basket thing]] and a remote control snake or something... ahhhh good times.
17th Jan '16 4:26:03 PM TheDracologist
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*The Meadshire prison from ''WebVideo/ThrillingIntent'' is deliberately one. [[LawfulGood Gregor]] pointedly refuses to break out, despite this.
8th Jan '16 11:37:04 PM Yoosurnaym
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* The Perpetual Testing Initiative DLC for ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}'' has the player enter a universe where Cave Johnson is the warden of a prison in space where the only doors are force fields because of RuleOfCool. RealityEnsues.
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* The Perpetual Testing Initiative DLC for ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}'' has the player enter a universe where Cave Johnson is the warden of a prison in space space, where the only doors are force fields because of RuleOfCool. RealityEnsues.
8th Jan '16 11:35:43 PM Yoosurnaym
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* The Perpetual Testing Initiative DLC for ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}'' has the player enter a universe where Cave Johnson is the warden of a prison in space where the only doors are force fields because of RuleOfCool. RealityEnsues. --->'''Cave Johnson:''' I'm gonna be brief. Because I'm dying. Because I got shivved. A lot. I just wanna get it on record that using force fields for doors in a space prison is a bad idea. You know what would have been better? Regular doors. With locks. Locks that don't open when the power goes out. Man, those blue force fields looked good, though. Every time I saw one, I thought, "Wow. I am in space." Still though, a door made out of ''paper'' would have been better in the long run. Would have at least slowed 'em down for a second.
8th Jan '16 12:49:23 PM Ohio9
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* In ''Film/LawAbidingCitizen'', protagonist Clyde Shelton (Gerard Butler) checks in and out of a so-called maximum security prison through [[spoiler: hidden access points that he built into said prison himself]].
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* In ''Film/LawAbidingCitizen'', protagonist Clyde Shelton (Gerard Butler) checks in and out of a so-called maximum security prison many times through [[spoiler: hidden access points that he built into said prison himself]].himself]]. Fortunately for Clyde, it doesn't occur to the Warden to simply assign a guard to watch him or install a camera in his cell.
3rd Jan '16 7:01:55 AM HuHuHuHu
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'', Papyrus' attempts at containing the player if he captures them is basically his shed with bars so wide you can walk right through, a note asking the player not to escape and the shed being locked from the inside.
30th Dec '15 2:32:07 PM Anddrix
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* Then there's SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor.
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* Then there's SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor.ComicBook/LexLuthor.

** Justified in the case of UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|OfComicBooks}} MadScientist version of SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor, who was fond of MacGyvering a [[AppliedPhlebotinum Phlebotinum]]-powered escape device out of absolutely ''anything''. For instance, in one story he waited for the warden to go on vacation, knowing the temp who replaced him would trust him more, then sabotaged the prison newspaper's printing press. He offered to fix it for the temp guy, and instead turned it into an armored tank which he used to smash his way out of prison.
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** Justified in the case of UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|OfComicBooks}} MadScientist version of SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor, ComicBook/LexLuthor, who was fond of MacGyvering a [[AppliedPhlebotinum Phlebotinum]]-powered escape device out of absolutely ''anything''. For instance, in one story he waited for the warden to go on vacation, knowing the temp who replaced him would trust him more, then sabotaged the prison newspaper's printing press. He offered to fix it for the temp guy, and instead turned it into an armored tank which he used to smash his way out of prison.

** In "Wanted: The Superfriends", SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor uses a dream machine to force the heroes to commit crimes. When they turn themselves in, the police chief ([[LatexPerfection actually]] Bizarro) points out that he knows the Superfriends could easily escape, so he is going to simply rely on their integrity to stay.
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** In "Wanted: The Superfriends", SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor ComicBook/LexLuthor uses a dream machine to force the heroes to commit crimes. When they turn themselves in, the police chief ([[LatexPerfection actually]] Bizarro) points out that he knows the Superfriends could easily escape, so he is going to simply rely on their integrity to stay.
29th Dec '15 1:51:25 AM SSJMagus
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** Regardless, all these prisons are presumably abandoned for prison 42, the above mentioned "fantasy island" of comic fame. Unlike in the comics, this prison has functioned just as designed, and despite the less-than-friendly environment, is generally considered a good idea in universe.
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** Regardless, all these prisons are presumably abandoned for prison 42, the above mentioned "fantasy island" of comic fame. Unlike in the comics, this prison has functioned just as designed, and despite the less-than-friendly environment, is generally considered a good idea in universe. At least until it gets attacked from the outside by Annihilus and has to be abandoned.
28th Dec '15 10:25:18 PM SSJMagus
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* "Prison 42", nicknamed "Fantasy Island" by its inmates, debuted in ''ComicBook/CivilWar''. It's located in another dimension, accessible only by certain teleporter systems, secure and heavily coded. Many superheroes unwilling to register with the government were locked up there, and were indeed its first inmates. It was supposed to be the final answer to this trope. Naturally, the anti-registration heroes on the outside engineered a mass jailbreak. Likewise it serves to be a sort of {{deconstruction}} of [[IDidWhatIHadToDo what steps you would have to take]] to actually make a prison immune to the kind of crazy shit filling the Marvel Universe. And as [[IKnewIt predicted]] by some annoyed fans, it later got taken over by the ''residents'' of the Negative Zone.
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* "Prison 42", nicknamed "Fantasy Island" by its inmates, debuted in ''ComicBook/CivilWar''. It's located in another dimension, accessible only by certain teleporter systems, secure and heavily coded. Many superheroes unwilling to register with the government were locked up there, and were indeed its first inmates. It was supposed to be the final answer to this trope. Naturally, the anti-registration heroes on the outside engineered a mass jailbreak. Likewise it serves to be a sort of {{deconstruction}} of [[IDidWhatIHadToDo what steps you would have to take]] to actually make a prison immune to the kind of crazy shit filling the Marvel Universe. And as [[IKnewIt predicted]] by some annoyed fans, it later got taken over by the ''residents'' of the Negative Zone. Because it just would've made too much sense to place the prison in a pocket dimension that ''wasn't'' already occupied by various fanatically xenophobic aliens.
28th Dec '15 6:29:53 AM Anddrix
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** In "Wanted: The Superfriends", SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor uses a dream machine to force the heroes to commit crimes. When they turn themselves in, the police chief ([[LatexPerfection actually]] SelfDemonstrating/{{Bizarro}}) points out that he knows the Superfriends could easily escape, so he is going to simply rely on their integrity to stay.
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** In "Wanted: The Superfriends", SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor uses a dream machine to force the heroes to commit crimes. When they turn themselves in, the police chief ([[LatexPerfection actually]] SelfDemonstrating/{{Bizarro}}) Bizarro) points out that he knows the Superfriends could easily escape, so he is going to simply rely on their integrity to stay.
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