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28th Apr '16 2:28:27 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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* In ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', the [[DishingOutDirt Earthbenders]] are imprisoned in a [[TailorMadePrison a metal prison ship in the middle of the ocean, so as to neutralize their bending]]. But in ''Film/TheLastAirbender'', this is changed to a prison camp. In a ''[[LockingMacGyverInTheStoreCupboard quarry]]'' Why they didn't break out in the first five minutes we'll never know. Once Aang [[ForgotAboutHisPowers reminds them that they were in fact Earthbenders and that this was, in fact, earth]], the prison doesn't last too long.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', the [[DishingOutDirt Earthbenders]] are imprisoned in a [[TailorMadePrison a metal prison ship in the middle of the ocean, so as to neutralize their bending]]. But in ''Film/TheLastAirbender'', this is changed to a prison camp. In a ''[[LockingMacGyverInTheStoreCupboard quarry]]'' quarry]]''. Why they didn't break out in the first five minutes we'll never know. Once Aang [[ForgotAboutHisPowers reminds them that they were in fact Earthbenders and that this was, in fact, earth]], the prison doesn't last too long.
28th Apr '16 2:24:32 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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* In ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', the [[DishingOutDirt Earthbenders]] are imprisoned in a [[TailorMadePrison a metal prison ship in the middle of the ocean, so as to neutralize their bending]]. But in ''Film/TheLastAirbender'', this is changed to a prison camp. In a ''[[LockingMaGyverInTheStoreCupboard quarry]]'' Why they didn't break out in the first five minutes we'll never know. Once Aang [[ForgotAboutHisPowers reminds them that they were in fact Earthbenders and that this was, in fact, earth]], the prison doesn't last too long.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', the [[DishingOutDirt Earthbenders]] are imprisoned in a [[TailorMadePrison a metal prison ship in the middle of the ocean, so as to neutralize their bending]]. But in ''Film/TheLastAirbender'', this is changed to a prison camp. In a ''[[LockingMaGyverInTheStoreCupboard ''[[LockingMacGyverInTheStoreCupboard quarry]]'' Why they didn't break out in the first five minutes we'll never know. Once Aang [[ForgotAboutHisPowers reminds them that they were in fact Earthbenders and that this was, in fact, earth]], the prison doesn't last too long.
28th Apr '16 2:23:25 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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* In ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', the [[DishingOutDirt Earthbenders]] are imprisoned in a [[TailorMadePrison a metal prison ship in the middle of the ocean, so as to neutralize their bending]]. But in ''Film/TheLastAirbender'', this is changed to a prison camp. In a ''[[LockingMaGyverInTheStoreCupboard quarry]]'' Why they didn't break out in the first five minutes we'll never know. Once Aang [[ForgotAboutHisPowers reminds them that they were in fact Earthbenders and that this was, in fact, earth]], the prison doesn't last too long.
13th Apr '16 3:54:05 PM Lopiny
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\n* ''Videogame/FallenLondon'': New Newgate is intended to be TheAlcatraz, what with being inside a massive stalactite with the zee below, only reachable through dirigible, but in practice it's this. All players start there, so ''everyone'' has escaped from it at least once, they can all keep escaping by just stowing away on a dirigible, they'd throw [[{{Golem}} Unfinished Men]] in there and not reinforce the bars so they can't just break them open, and they've got a candle-eating FaceStealer problem so huge you can bribe the guards with candles so they'll let you out early.

12th Apr '16 4:19:07 PM timotaka
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* Oflag IV-C in Colditz Castle during World War II was a strange case of being both this and an ''[[TheAlcatraz inescapable prison]]''. This is because, despite the fact that the castle itself was meant to keep prisoners in, the attitude of the guards were that it was the POW's duty to try to escape. This, combined with the fact that most of the prisoners here were sent here because they had previously tried to escape other POW camps meant that Colditz had one of the highest records of successful escape attempts for a Nazi POW camp. And, there were plenty who escaped from their original POW camps, but were caught before they could get out of Germany itself. Getting out of a prison barracks unnoticed is one thing, getting across an entire ''country'' or ''continent'' unnoticed is another.

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* Oflag IV-C in Colditz Castle during World War II was a strange case of being both this and an ''[[TheAlcatraz inescapable prison]]''. This is because, despite the fact that the castle itself was meant to keep prisoners in, the attitude of the guards were that it was the POW's duty to try to escape. They had a gentleman's agreement that the guards would not go rough on the prisoners and in turn the prisoners would not harm any guards in their escape attempts. This, combined with the fact that most of the prisoners here were sent here because they had previously tried to escape other POW camps meant that Colditz had one of the highest records of successful escape attempts for a Nazi POW camp. And, there were plenty who escaped from their original POW camps, but were caught before they could get out of Germany itself. Getting out of a prison barracks unnoticed is one thing, getting across an entire ''country'' or ''continent'' unnoticed is another.
8th Apr '16 12:37:41 AM Nintendoman01
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'': As a result of their antics, the Warner siblings were locked away in the water tower on the Warner Bros. Studios lot, and allegedly hadn't escaped until the series premiere. However, it's shown in later episodes that not only were Yakko, Wakko, and Dot able to get out whenever they wanted, but were even let out more than once while the tower was being fumigated. Furthermore, similar to [[SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker The Joker's]] attitude towards Arkham, they view their so-called "prison" as their home, and always return to it willingly when they're done causing chaos.
4th Apr '16 6:55:31 AM Manny20444
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** The Sinister Six are broken out of a prison by the Big Man, and another time are broken out of a mental institution.

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** The Sinister Six are broken out of a prison by the Big Man, Doc Ock, and another time are broken out of a mental institution.
2nd Apr '16 3:23:25 AM DavidCowie
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In the spirit of JokerImmunity, the judicial/incarceration system in fiction will be just as worthless as [[PoliceAreUseless the police]]. It may keep certain villains off the street so that the heroes just have to deal with one at a time (except for those occasional [[VillianTeamUp "teaming up"]] deals), but expect them to bust out real soon or find a very sympathetic parole board.

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In the spirit of JokerImmunity, the judicial/incarceration system in fiction will be just as worthless as [[PoliceAreUseless the police]]. It may keep certain villains off the street so that the heroes just have to deal with one at a time (except for those occasional [[VillianTeamUp [[VillainTeamUp "teaming up"]] deals), but expect them to bust out real soon or find a very sympathetic parole board.
31st Mar '16 1:35:34 PM ObsidianFire
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** Best shown in ''WesternAnimation/LupinIIITheItalianAdventure'': arrested and subjected to the harsh [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Article_41-bis_prison_regime 41-bis regime]] [[GenreSavvy specifically to prevent him from breaking out]], he does the following:\\
As soon as the guards turn their backs on him, he [[AirVentPassageway escapes through the air vents]]. [[GenreSavvy Had Zenigata not expecting that, he'd have been out then and there]];\\
Lupin is closed in a steel box with a surveillance camera. He immediately destroys the camera, and is overpowering the guard who came in to check on him when [[GenreSavvy Zenigata shows up]];\\
After the camera is eliminated, he calls for a priest... And [[MuggedForDisguise he replaces the priest]]. [[GenreSavvy Too bad Zenigata decides to check his face]]...\\
After the previous attempt, Zenigata moves the cage on a desert island. Only Zenigata surveils it, as [[GenreSavvy 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.

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** Best shown in ''WesternAnimation/LupinIIITheItalianAdventure'': arrested and subjected to the harsh [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Article_41-bis_prison_regime 41-bis regime]] [[GenreSavvy specifically to prevent him from breaking out]], out, he does the following:\\
As soon as the guards turn their backs on him, he [[AirVentPassageway escapes through the air vents]]. [[GenreSavvy Had Zenigata not expecting that, he'd have been out then and there]];\\
there;\\
Lupin is closed in a steel box with a surveillance camera. He immediately destroys the camera, and is overpowering the guard who came in to check on him when [[GenreSavvy Zenigata shows up]];\\
up;\\
After the camera is eliminated, he calls for a priest... And [[MuggedForDisguise he replaces the priest]]. [[GenreSavvy Too bad Zenigata decides to check his face]]...face...\\
After the previous attempt, Zenigata moves the cage on a desert island. Only Zenigata surveils it, as [[GenreSavvy he knows all of Lupin tricks]] 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.



** The prison at the Patrician's Palace doesn't keep said Patrician in for any longer than he wants it to; he's GenreSavvy enough to know he's the only one likely to be locked in it and has it built to keep people ''out'', not in (and has a spare key hidden in a brick, of course).

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** The prison at the Patrician's Palace doesn't keep said Patrician in for any longer than he wants it to; he's GenreSavvy smart enough to know he's the only one likely to be locked in it and has it built to keep people ''out'', not in (and has a spare key hidden in a brick, of course).
29th Mar '16 7:54:55 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' episode "Jailbreak", Steven easily breaks out of his cell within a minute of waking up in it. Justified since the cells have ForceFieldDoors designed to contain and disrupt a Gem's HardLight body. Since Steven's a HalfHumanHybrid with an organic body, he only feels minor shock akin to a joy buzzer (if that) when passing through the barrier.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' episode "Jailbreak", Steven easily breaks out of his cell within a minute of waking up in it. Justified since the cells are only meant to contain full gems, and have ForceFieldDoors [[ForceFieldDoor Force Field Doors]] designed to contain and disrupt a Gem's HardLight body. Since Steven's a HalfHumanHybrid with an organic body, he only feels minor shock akin to a joy buzzer (if that) when passing through the barrier.
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