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13th Aug '17 6:26:22 PM ngh93
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-->'''Po''': YES! Whoo-hoo! Alright! Let's... (''his triumph fades as Ox and Croc simply walk to the opposite cell and shut the door behind them'') ...go.

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-->'''Po''': YES! Whoo-hoo! Alright! Let's... (''his triumph fades as Ox and Croc simply walk to into the opposite cell and shut the door behind them'') ...go.
8th Aug '17 8:40:04 AM ngh93
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-->'''Po''': YES! Whoo-hoo! Alright! Let's... (''his triumph fades as Ox and Croc simply walk to the opposite cell and shut the door behind them.'') ...go.

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-->'''Po''': YES! Whoo-hoo! Alright! Let's... (''his triumph fades as Ox and Croc simply walk to the opposite cell and shut the door behind them.'') ...them'') ...go.
6th Aug '17 8:15:28 PM ngh93
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* ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda2''. Po and the Furious Five have no problem busting into the jail where Masters Storming Ox and Croc are being kept. In fact, they actually have more trouble convincing Ox and Croc to escape, as they've been demoralized by [[GameChanger Lord Shen's cannon]] and are convinced that ResistanceIsFutile. Cue a hilarious scene where the various kung fu Masters keep kicking down the barred iron door or putting it back up again while they argue. And even when the cell door is destroyed during the struggle, Ox and Croc simply walk into the opposite cell and lock themselves in there.

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* ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda2''. Po and the Furious Five have no problem busting into the jail where Masters Storming Ox and Croc are being kept. In fact, they actually have more trouble convincing Ox and Croc to escape, as they've been demoralized by [[GameChanger Lord Shen's cannon]] and are convinced that ResistanceIsFutile. Cue a hilarious scene where the various kung fu Masters keep kicking down the barred iron door or putting it back up again while they argue. And even when the cell door is destroyed during the struggle, Ox and Croc simply walk into the opposite cell and lock themselves in there. [[spoiler:At the climax, Ox and Croc appear at the battle to stop Shen, revealing that Shifu talked some sense into them.]]
5th Aug '17 9:12:13 PM ngh93
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* ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda2''. Po and the Furious Five have no problem busting into the jail where Masters Storming Ox and Croc are being kept. In fact, they actually have more trouble convincing Ox and Croc to escape, as they've been demoralized by [[GameChanger Lord Shen's cannon]] and are convinced that ResistanceIsFutile. Cue a hilarious scene where the various kung fu Masters keep kicking down the barred iron door or putting it back up again while they argue.
-->'''Storming Ox:''' Like I said, you are NOT getting me out of this cell! ''(realises he's been thrown out of the cell in the struggle)''

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* ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda2''. Po and the Furious Five have no problem busting into the jail where Masters Storming Ox and Croc are being kept. In fact, they actually have more trouble convincing Ox and Croc to escape, as they've been demoralized by [[GameChanger Lord Shen's cannon]] and are convinced that ResistanceIsFutile. Cue a hilarious scene where the various kung fu Masters keep kicking down the barred iron door or putting it back up again while they argue.
argue. And even when the cell door is destroyed during the struggle, Ox and Croc simply walk into the opposite cell and lock themselves in there.
-->'''Storming Ox:''' Like I said, you are NOT getting me out of this cell! ''(realises ''(realizes he's been thrown out of the cell in the struggle)''struggle; the cell door falls to the floor and smashes to bits)''
-->'''Po''': YES! Whoo-hoo! Alright! Let's... (''his triumph fades as Ox and Croc simply walk to the opposite cell and shut the door behind them.'') ...go.
-->'''Croc''': I get the top bunk.
-->'''Storming Ox''': It's time to surrender, panda. Kung fu is ''dead!''
-->''(Po and the Five gasp, shocked to the very core)''
-->'''Po''': Y-You... w-woo... kung fu is... de-eaah... ''FINE!'' You stay in your prison of fear, with bars made of hopelessness... and all you get are three square meals a day of... shame!
-->'''Croc''': With despair for dessert.
-->'''Po''': We'll take on Shen, and prove to all those who are hungry for justice and honor that kung fu still lives!
-->'''Pig''': (''in another cell'') [[FlatJoy Yeah...]]
4th Aug '17 11:37:56 AM xcountryguy
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After the previous attempt, Zenigata moves the cage on a desert island. Only Zenigata surveils it, as he knows all of Lupin tricks and [[ProperlyParanoid can guess his new ones]]. ''Lupin still breaks out''. It takes him six months, [[spoiler: using a brush made with his own hair and colours made from the food to paint a fake body and [[FakingTheDead feigning he let himself starve to death]]]] to get Zenigata to open it and thus switch places, but he ''still'' breaks out.
* Januar Ein from ''Manga/{{Senyuu}}'' easily could have broken out of prison, [[spoiler: which he got sent to for accidentally destroying a café]], but he didn't.

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After the previous attempt, Zenigata moves the cage on a desert island. Only Zenigata surveils it, as he knows all of Lupin tricks and [[ProperlyParanoid can guess his new ones]]. ''Lupin still breaks out''. It takes him six months, [[spoiler: using [[spoiler:using a brush made with his own hair and colours made from the food to paint a fake body and [[FakingTheDead feigning he let himself starve to death]]]] to get Zenigata to open it and thus switch places, but he ''still'' breaks out.
* Januar Ein from ''Manga/{{Senyuu}}'' easily could have broken out of prison, [[spoiler: which [[spoiler:which he got sent to for accidentally destroying a café]], but he didn't.



** This is discussed in the ''ComicBook/{{New 52}}'' revamp of ''ComicBook/SupermanBatman''. Batman meets his older ComicBook/{{Earth 2}} counterpart, and finds out that Earth 2 Gotham is now crime-free thanks to the Supreme Court closing down Arkham and authorizing the use of [[HumanPopsicle cryogenic stasis]] to permanently inter supervillains. A brief glimpse of the facility shows ComicBook/TheJoker and even Sinestro quietly locked up and frozen. That's not enough for [[spoiler: the new Batman]] in the ''Earth 2'' series, who [[spoiler:shoots the Joker without waking him]].

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** This is discussed in the ''ComicBook/{{New 52}}'' revamp of ''ComicBook/SupermanBatman''. Batman meets his older ComicBook/{{Earth 2}} counterpart, and finds out that Earth 2 Gotham is now crime-free thanks to the Supreme Court closing down Arkham and authorizing the use of [[HumanPopsicle cryogenic stasis]] to permanently inter supervillains. A brief glimpse of the facility shows ComicBook/TheJoker and even Sinestro quietly locked up and frozen. That's not enough for [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the new Batman]] in the ''Earth 2'' series, who [[spoiler:shoots the Joker without waking him]].



* 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]]. 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.

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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 [[spoiler:hidden access points that he built into said prison 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.



* In ''Film/DriveAngry'', ''Hell'' is apparently one of these, even being described as the afterlife's prison. It's said that John isn't the first to [[EscapedFromHell break out of Hell]], and he won't be the last. [[spoiler: Though the movie ends with him willingly going back to hell, he says he'll break out again.]] Although it's implied that whenever someone escapes from Hell, someone like the Accountant hunts them down and eventually drags them back. For example, his reply when Piper threatens to kill him in order to stop him from taking Milton:

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* In ''Film/DriveAngry'', ''Hell'' is apparently one of these, even being described as the afterlife's prison. It's said that John isn't the first to [[EscapedFromHell break out of Hell]], and he won't be the last. [[spoiler: Though [[spoiler:Though the movie ends with him willingly going back to hell, he says he'll break out again.]] Although it's implied that whenever someone escapes from Hell, someone like the Accountant hunts them down and eventually drags them back. For example, his reply when Piper threatens to kill him in order to stop him from taking Milton:



* ''Film/{{Idiocracy}}'': The prison Joe is sent to has tons of security, but Joe easily tricks the guards into letting him leave. [[spoiler: Averted when he gets sent back to prison, and they [[CrazyPrepared chain him to a big rock]] so he can't possibly escape]].

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* ''Film/{{Idiocracy}}'': The prison Joe is sent to has tons of security, but Joe easily tricks the guards into letting him leave. [[spoiler: Averted [[spoiler:Averted when he gets sent back to prison, and they [[CrazyPrepared chain him to a big rock]] so he can't possibly escape]].



** Averted in ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity''. You would think that a giant prison made out pf part of a city would be easy to escape from, but only Black Mask managed to escape before the events of the game, and he's recaptured. [[spoiler: Of course, since the whole point of Arkham City is to round up Gotham's criminals and have them exterminated, it makes sense that the prison is virtually escape proof]].

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** Averted in ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity''. You would think that a giant prison made out pf part of a city would be easy to escape from, but only Black Mask managed to escape before the events of the game, and he's recaptured. [[spoiler: Of [[spoiler:Of course, since the whole point of Arkham City is to round up Gotham's criminals and have them exterminated, it makes sense that the prison is virtually escape proof]].



** In "Deep Freeze", Robin wryly mentions that the recent breakout of Mr. Freeze was the "most elaborate escape from Arkham this year". [[spoiler: Truthfully, Freeze did not actually escape in that episode; he was ''kidnapped'' while in jail.]]

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** In "Deep Freeze", Robin wryly mentions that the recent breakout of Mr. Freeze was the "most elaborate escape from Arkham this year". [[spoiler: Truthfully, [[spoiler:Truthfully, Freeze did not actually escape in that episode; he was ''kidnapped'' while in jail.]]
18th Jul '17 10:16:32 PM Fireblood
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* John Dillinger escaped from the Crown Point Jail (at the time it probably ''was'' the highest-security prison in the country, certainly in Indiana) by carving a fake gun out of wood (or soap) and bluffed the guard into giving him his (real) which he used to take two men hostage, lock the entire staff in his cell, ''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome stole the sheriff's car]]'' and drove away. According to another version of the story he bribed a guard to give him a gun, and made up the story in order to cover for him. In ''Literature/{{Illuminatus}}''-trilogy he claims that he walked through the walls.

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* John Dillinger escaped from the Crown Point Jail (at the time it probably ''was'' the highest-security prison in the country, certainly in Indiana) by carving a fake gun out of wood (or soap) and bluffed the guard into giving him his (real) which he used to take two men hostage, lock the entire staff in his cell, ''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome stole the sheriff's car]]'' and drove away. According to another version of the story he bribed a guard to give him a gun, and made up the story in order to cover for him. In ''Literature/{{Illuminatus}}''-trilogy the ''Literature/{{Illuminatus}}'' trilogy he claims that he walked through the walls.



* Toño Bicicleta was a Puerto-Rican criminal that was able to escape prison several times (seven times to be exact). The Next time the cops caught him, they didn't even bother arresting him and [[MundaneSolution they just shot him]].

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* Toño Bicicleta was a Puerto-Rican criminal that was able to escape prison several times (seven times to be exact). The Next next time the cops caught him, they didn't even bother arresting him and [[MundaneSolution they just shot him]].



* Creator/{{Socrates}} was supposedly put in one of these. He was put on trial for what amounted to asking lawyers really hard questions in public and making them look dumb. He was sentenced to either pay a small fine or death. They only wanted to publicly best him and were surprised when he chose death. They tried to make an escape easy, so people wouldn't see them as murderers. The cell was left unlocked, guards would take frequent breaks, and he could have almost definitely have had a student bribe his way out, but never did for two reasons. The first is his philosophy on the issue and the inevitability of the situation occurring again, and the second is that he saw it as an argument; by being executed, [[ThanatosGambit he proved the lawyers unjust]].

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* Creator/{{Socrates}} was supposedly put in one of these. He was put on trial for what amounted to asking lawyers people really hard questions in public and making them look dumb. He was sentenced to either death after suggesting he only pay a small fine or death. fine. They only wanted to publicly best him and were surprised when he chose death.not to escape. They tried to make an escape easy, so people wouldn't see them as murderers. The cell was left unlocked, guards would take frequent breaks, and he could have almost definitely have had a student bribe his way out, but never did for two reasons. The first is his philosophy on the issue and the inevitability of the situation occurring again, and the second is that he saw it as an argument; by being executed, [[ThanatosGambit he proved the lawyers his rivals unjust]].



* Steven Jay Russell, the inspiration for ''Film/ILoveYouPhillipMorris'', escaped from prison so many times that his release date is now 2140.

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* Steven Jay Russell, the inspiration for ''Film/ILoveYouPhillipMorris'', escaped from prison so many times that his release date is now 2140. He did this by trickery rather than anything dramatic like tunneling or going over the walls though.



* During UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, a French POW made a deal with the guards of his prison camp -- he would be "allowed" to escape the camp to visit his family back in occupied France (with the guards giving him false documents, skipping him during roll call, tasking one of their own to sleep in his bunk and generally looking the other way), and in return he had to promise that he would come back, and bring some rationed delicacies (wine, cheese, cutlery, etc.) for everyone. ''He did''. ''Several times''. Not as surprising as it first appears. Most camps for French [=PoWs=] and forced labour were small affairs somewhere out in the country close to the farms they worked. The camps themselves were guarded by the (newly-drafted) farmers from these farms who were too old or too sick for frontline duty. So you have guards who often shared their meals and always their work with those they guarded (and rumours suggest there were also quite a few 'family matters' binding them together). Under such circumstances it is not too hard to see how such a thing could happen.

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* During UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, a French POW made a deal with the guards of his prison camp -- he would be "allowed" to escape the camp to visit his family back in occupied France (with the guards giving him false documents, skipping him during roll call, tasking one of their own to sleep in his bunk and generally looking the other way), and in return he had to promise that he would come back, and bring some rationed delicacies (wine, cheese, cutlery, etc.) for everyone. ''He did''. ''Several times''. Not as surprising as it first appears. Most camps for French [=PoWs=] and forced labour labor were small affairs somewhere out in the country close to the farms they worked. The camps themselves were guarded by the (newly-drafted) farmers from these farms who were too old or too sick for frontline front line duty. So you have guards who often shared their meals and always their work with those they guarded (and rumours rumors suggest there were also quite a few 'family matters' binding them together). Under such circumstances it is not too hard to see how such a thing could happen.
18th Jul '17 10:05:48 PM Fireblood
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* ''{{Film/Timeline}}'': Instead of putting them in a dungeon, which would be far harder to get out of, Lord Oliver's men instead put the group in the top room of a thatched house. This means they can just push through a hole in the roof to escape. Similarly Claire and Merek escape by breaking through a thin wall.
16th Jul '17 10:15:23 PM HeroGal2347
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* On ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'', the ease with which the Beagle Boys get out of jail countless times (usually with the help of [[JailBake cakes with poorly disguised tools inside sent by Ma Beagle]]) became a running gag. In one episode, the prison staff decide to X-ray one of Ma's cakes to put a stop to this. Though there's no tools baked inside, whatever recipe Ma used makes Burger Beagle (who devours it in quickly) jitter so much his brothers use him as a JACKHAMMER.

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* On ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'', ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales1987'', the ease with which the Beagle Boys get out of jail countless times (usually with the help of [[JailBake cakes with poorly disguised tools inside sent by Ma Beagle]]) became a running gag. In one episode, the prison staff decide to X-ray one of Ma's cakes to put a stop to this. Though there's no tools baked inside, whatever recipe Ma used makes Burger Beagle (who devours it in quickly) jitter so much his brothers use him as a JACKHAMMER.
13th Jul '17 12:50:10 PM Julia1984
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Often involves TheGuardsMustBeCrazy. See also UnsafeHaven, where instead of a prison being laughably easy to break out, a sanctuary is laughably easy to break ''in.'' See also WidelySpacedJailBars, an animation convention that is sometimes comically played with, resulting in this.

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Often involves TheGuardsMustBeCrazy. See also UnsafeHaven, where instead of a prison being laughably easy to break out, a sanctuary is laughably easy to break ''in.'' See also WidelySpacedJailBars, an animation convention that is sometimes comically played with, resulting in this.
this. Contrast MightAsWellNotBeInPrisonAtAll (where escaping isn't even necessary) and TheAlcatraz (which was successfully inescapable before the heroes or villain came along).
26th Jun '17 4:49:24 AM narm00
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* ''Manga/MaouJouDeOyasumi'': The princess leaves her cell pretty much ever chapter. Early on she had to sneak around, but eventually everyone stops worrying about it so long as she isn't killing anyone. There was even a chapter where she left the castle grounds entirely without anyone noticing.

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* ''Manga/MaouJouDeOyasumi'': The princess leaves her cell pretty much ever every chapter. Early on she had to sneak around, but eventually everyone stops worrying about it so long as she isn't killing anyone.anyone or staying out too long. There was even a chapter where she left the castle grounds entirely without anyone noticing.



** One of the funniest {{lampshade hanging}}s on this was in the ''Comicbook/TheSandman'', when a villain locked in Arkham learns that someone else intends to escape, and on a whim, with no planning at all, escapes as well.

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** One of the funniest {{lampshade hanging}}s on this was in the ''Comicbook/TheSandman'', when a villain locked in Arkham learns that someone else intends to escape, and on a whim, with no planning at all, escapes as well.



-->'''Dick:''' But you caught the bad guy. The Joker's back in Arkham for, like, the seventy-ninth time -- where maybe we can hold onto him for more than an hour and a half this time..."

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-->'''Dick:''' But you caught the bad guy. The Joker's back in Arkham for, like, the seventy-ninth time -- where maybe we can hold onto him for more than an hour and a half this time..."



** This is discussed in the ''ComicBook/{{New 52}}'' revamp of ''ComicBook/SupermanBatman''. Batman meets his older ComicBook/{{Earth 2}} counterpart, and finds out that Earth 2 Gotham is now crime-free thanks to the Supreme Court closing down Arkham and authorizing the use of [[HumanPopsicle cryogenic stasis]] to permanently inter supervillains. A brief glimpse of the facility shows ComicBook/TheJoker and even Sinestro quietly locked up and frozen. That's not enough for [[spoiler: the new Batman]], who [[spoiler:shoots the Joker without waking him]].

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** This is discussed in the ''ComicBook/{{New 52}}'' revamp of ''ComicBook/SupermanBatman''. Batman meets his older ComicBook/{{Earth 2}} counterpart, and finds out that Earth 2 Gotham is now crime-free thanks to the Supreme Court closing down Arkham and authorizing the use of [[HumanPopsicle cryogenic stasis]] to permanently inter supervillains. A brief glimpse of the facility shows ComicBook/TheJoker and even Sinestro quietly locked up and frozen. That's not enough for [[spoiler: the new Batman]], Batman]] in the ''Earth 2'' series, who [[spoiler:shoots the Joker without waking him]].



** In ''[[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamOrigins Batman: Arkham Origins]]'', after Batman defeats Black Mask and leaves him to be arrested, the latter mocks the former's reliance on the justice system, [[LampshadeHanging stating]] that he'll probably be bailed out of prison soon. Then again, he's still locked up in Blackgate in ''[[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamOriginsBlackgate Batman Arkham Origins: Blackgate]]'' and he only escaped because an explosion caused by careless guards provided a distraction.
** A recurring incident across multiple universes involves Poison Ivy. She's usually in a glass cell, ostensibly so she doesn't have access to growths like mold. ''Except she's constantly given potted plants''. While one may presume it's for therapy reasons, she uses them to escape all the time.

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** In ''[[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamOrigins Batman: Arkham Origins]]'', ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamOrigins'', after Batman defeats Black Mask and leaves him to be arrested, the latter mocks the former's reliance on the justice system, [[LampshadeHanging stating]] that he'll probably be bailed out of prison soon. Then again, he's still locked up in Blackgate in ''[[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamOriginsBlackgate Batman Batman: Arkham Origins: Blackgate]]'' and he only escaped because an explosion caused by careless guards provided a distraction.
** A recurring incident across multiple universes involves Poison Ivy.ComicBook/PoisonIvy. She's usually in a glass cell, ostensibly so she doesn't have access to growths like mold. ''Except she's constantly given potted plants''. While one may presume it's for therapy reasons, she uses them to escape all the time.



* "The Vault" was the Franchise/MarvelUniverse's most secure prison, but villains still escape as needed for various comic book plots. [[TropeNamers Its cardboard nature]] was actually [[http://groups.google.com/group/rec.arts.comics.marvel.universe/msg/97d5f38002cf6fde commented on]] by writer Creator/KurtBusiek, as the reason the writers had it destroyed. After its destruction and the resulting mass escape (the final shredding of the cardboard, if you will), supercriminals were incarcerated in lesser prisons nationwide, with predictable results.
* The Vault was later replaced by the Raft. It was first introduced in the first arc of ''ComicBook/NewAvengers''. Said arc is about a massive jail break. A running subplot was Mayor J. Jonah Jameson shutting the Raft down, noting how much of a failure it was. In ''ComicBook/SuperiorSpiderMan'', its last duty was to execute Alistair Smythe, the Spider-Slayer, only for him to execute a prison break. In short order, Ock!Spidey kills Smythe, blackmails Jolly Jonah for giving him that order and takes control of it, turning it into Spider-Island II.

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* "The Vault" was the Franchise/MarvelUniverse's most secure prison, but villains still escape as needed for various comic book plots. [[TropeNamers Its cardboard nature]] was actually [[http://groups.google.com/group/rec.arts.comics.marvel.universe/msg/97d5f38002cf6fde commented on]] by writer Creator/KurtBusiek, Creator/KurtBusiek as the reason the writers had it destroyed. After its destruction and the resulting mass escape (the final shredding of the cardboard, if you will), supercriminals were incarcerated in lesser prisons nationwide, with predictable results.
* The Vault was later replaced by the Raft. It was first introduced in the first arc of ''ComicBook/NewAvengers''. Said arc is about a massive jail break. A running subplot was Mayor J. Jonah Jameson shutting the Raft down, noting how much of a failure it was. In ''ComicBook/SuperiorSpiderMan'', its last duty was to execute Alistair Smythe, the Spider-Slayer, only for him to execute a prison break. In short order, Ock!Spidey kills Smythe, blackmails Jolly Jonah for giving him that order order, and takes control of it, turning it into Spider-Island II.



** The same episode has Jack Dalton coming back to his cell and leaving again three times while one of the warden is still trying to close the hole from their last escape. The warden just lets him take what he needs and go away, without even trying to stop him.

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** The same episode has Jack Dalton coming back to his cell and leaving again three times while one of the warden wardens is still trying to close the hole from their last escape. The warden just lets him take what he needs and go away, without even trying to stop him.



* French comic book ''Le Mercenaire'' contains a literal example of a cardboard cell. The hero is imprisoned inside a flying castle, which is in fact a giant hot-air balloon. Hence, everything is constructed of light and hollow material, including the large jar used as cell, which is thick cardboard. The prisoner was relieved of any item that could pierce it beforehand (including his belt buckle), but can cut through once he receives exterior help (in the form of dagger).

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* French comic book ''Le Mercenaire'' contains a literal example of a cardboard cell. The hero is imprisoned inside a flying castle, which is in fact a giant hot-air balloon. Hence, everything is constructed of light and hollow material, including the large jar used as a cell, which is thick cardboard. The prisoner was relieved of any item that could pierce it beforehand (including his belt buckle), but can cut through once he receives exterior help (in the form of a dagger).



* In Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica #5 Monty Moran "the Getaway Mastermind" breaks himself and 5 other supervillains out using a shrinking ray he somehow built that makes them half an inch tall. Then they use a balloon with a container underneath to get out.

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* In Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica v1 #5 Monty Moran "the Getaway Mastermind" breaks himself and 5 other supervillains out using a shrinking ray he somehow built that makes them half an inch tall. Then they use a balloon with a container underneath to get out.



* In [[http://scans-daily.dreamwidth.org/956653.html?#cutid1 a comic]] based on ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' featured on ''Scans Daily'', the Royal Flush Gang are out committing crimes when they are supposed to be in prison. Terry doesn't know how they could have escaped noting, "This place is locked up tighter than a drum." Despite the outcome, Terry's comment still seems like an odd thing to say when Bruce Wayne has told him all about his past, with one person posting, "Uhh, Terry? You got in, didn't ya?"
* Any prison is this for ComicBook/{{Diabolik}} and his accomplice Eva Kant. The first time he had been arrested (alluded in his first story and shown in a flashback years later) it had been because his [[LatexPerfection perfect masks]] weren't known yet, so the police didn't realize he was wearing one and he walked out of a maximum security prison with a stolen guard uniform after taking the mask off, but later imprisonments, which happened after his masks and real face were known, all ended with them breaking out rather easily in spite of always increasing measures to keep Eva in for life and him just long enough for his execution, with their first times being particularly ridiculous due what they did to break each other out:
** The first on-page arrest of Diabolik has the title character kept in jail long enough to be tried and sentenced to death, with Eva (who at the time had just become his lover and accomplice, thus their relationship wasn't publicily known yet) present to every session of the trial. Diabolik, expecting to die, ''winked in Morse code to tell Eva where she could find his loot and tools '''in public''''', so she could make herself a new life away from her StalkerWithACrush... Except Eva bribed the guards of the death cell to bring her Diabolik just for the night before his execution, kidnapped her stalker, and when the guards brought Diabolik to her he had the tools to make a mask with his face and brainwash the stalker, so that Diabolik could take the identity of the stalker (who just happened to be above suspicions, what with being a high-ranking functionary in the ''ministry of justice'') and marry her, with the evidence being destroyed when the body of the fake Diabolik was cremated as per Diabolik's own last wills (implying Eva somehow told him to do it, given it's the only reason he did it). The only reason it didn't work was that Ginko realized that 'Diabolik' had been drugged just as the executioner released the guillotine's blade, leading to the discovery and the bribed guards confessing what happened...

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* In [[http://scans-daily.dreamwidth.org/956653.html?#cutid1 a comic]] based on ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' featured on ''Scans Daily'', the Royal Flush Gang are out committing crimes when they are supposed to be in prison. Terry doesn't know how they could have escaped noting, escaped, noting "This place is locked up tighter than a drum." Despite the outcome, Terry's comment still seems like an odd thing to say when Bruce Wayne has told him all about his past, with one person posting, "Uhh, Terry? You got in, didn't ya?"
* Any prison is this for ComicBook/{{Diabolik}} and his accomplice Eva Kant. The first time he had been arrested (alluded in his first story and shown in a flashback years later) it had been because his [[LatexPerfection perfect masks]] weren't known yet, so the police didn't realize he was wearing one and he walked out of a maximum security prison with a stolen guard uniform after taking the mask off, but later imprisonments, which happened after his masks and real face were known, all ended with them breaking out rather easily in spite of always increasing measures to keep Eva in for life and him just long enough for his execution, with their first times being particularly ridiculous due to what they did to break each other out:
** The first on-page arrest of Diabolik has the title character kept in jail long enough to be tried and sentenced to death, with Eva (who at the time had just become his lover and accomplice, thus their relationship wasn't publicily known yet) present to at every session of the trial. Diabolik, expecting to die, ''winked in Morse code to tell Eva where she could find his loot and tools '''in public''''', so she could make herself a new life away from her StalkerWithACrush... Except Eva bribed the guards of the death cell to bring her Diabolik just for the night before his execution, kidnapped her stalker, and when the guards brought Diabolik to her he had the tools to make a mask with his face and brainwash the stalker, so that Diabolik could take the identity of the stalker (who just happened to be above suspicions, what with being a high-ranking functionary in the ''ministry of justice'') and marry her, with the evidence being destroyed when the body of the fake Diabolik was cremated as per Diabolik's own last wills will (implying Eva somehow told him to do it, given it's the only reason he did it). The only reason it didn't work was that Ginko realized that 'Diabolik' had been drugged just as the executioner released the guillotine's blade, leading to the discovery and the bribed guards confessing what happened...



* Snap and Loopin in ''FanFic/MyImmortal'' are constantly send to St. Mango's or Azkaban, but are usually found somewhere around the school by the next chapter. It's mentioned that Britney had helped them escape once.

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* Snap and Loopin in ''FanFic/MyImmortal'' are constantly send sent to St. Mango's or Azkaban, but are usually found somewhere around the school by the next chapter. It's mentioned that Britney had helped them escape once.



** Lampshaded in the novel ''The Face of the Enemy''.

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** Lampshaded in the Literature/PastDoctorAdventures novel ''The Face of the Enemy''.Enemy'':



** One story featured a ghost who kept breaking out of the ghost traps no matter what the Ghostbusters tried. Ultimately he turned out to be the Ghost of Creator/HarryHoudini and fortunately was actually a good guy, negating the need to try putting him in the containment unit.

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** One story featured a ghost who kept breaking out of the ghost traps no matter what the Ghostbusters tried. Ultimately he turned out to be the Ghost ghost of Creator/HarryHoudini and fortunately was actually a good guy, negating the need to try putting him in the containment unit.



** This happens in the very "first" episode. There's a massive jailbreak at the four supervillain prisons (The Vault, The Cube, The Big House, and The Raft) that creates the need to form The Avengers. The viewers aren't told the history of the prisons beforehand aside from the fact that they were tailor made based on the type of supervillain they held. (The Vault had tech criminals, the cube radiation criminals, the big house genetic villains, and The Raft had the most dangerous criminals) Seeing how someone broke into the Vault in one of the backstory micro episodes, and two inmates had apparently broken out of the Cube in the past (Hulk and Absorbing Man), they don't sound too great.

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** This happens in the very "first" ''first'' episode. There's a massive jailbreak at the four supervillain prisons (The Vault, The Cube, The Big House, and The Raft) that creates the need to form The Avengers. The viewers aren't told the history of the prisons beforehand aside from the fact that they were tailor made based on the type of supervillain they held. (The Vault had tech criminals, the cube Cube radiation criminals, the big house Big House genetic villains, and The the Raft had the most dangerous criminals) Seeing how someone broke into the Vault in one of the backstory micro episodes, and two inmates had apparently broken out of the Cube in the past (Hulk and Absorbing Man), they don't sound too great.
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