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5th Apr '16 2:41:12 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* In ''WesternAnimation/CaptainNTheGameMaster'', there was the Pleasure Zone, a carnival-like place that was so much ''fun'', nobody ever realized that they were being held prisoner. The protagonists are there for a ''month'' without realizing it before Mega Man wises up.
10th Feb '16 3:44:53 PM Treguard
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(Of course, to a Zen Buddhist, if you are free, then [[{{koan}} no escape is necessary]].)
27th Jan '16 9:19:32 AM Darth_Rasputin32898
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** In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E11HeavenSent "Heaven Sent"]] the Doctor is teleported into the confession dial seen earlier in the series. Its interior is a series of puzzle rooms with strange clues that suggest the presence of other prisoners, yet the Doctor also notes that many of their elements seem designed to intimidate him, including the veiled monster that constantly shuffles after him. Eventually, he realizes that, for thousands of years, he's been using the teleporter to create duplicates of himself as he first arrived in the dial. And then repeats the process.
7th Jan '16 9:46:16 PM donteatacowman3
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* In ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls,'' Bill's prison for [[spoiler: Mabel, based on her happiest fantasies,]] is one of these, which he describes as "the most diabolical trap I've ever created."
6th Nov '15 5:01:46 PM nombretomado
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* ''Literature/TheRiftwarCycle'' by RaymondEFeist: The first level of teaching for potential Great Ones in Tsuranuanni is an Epiphanic Prison.

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* ''Literature/TheRiftwarCycle'' by RaymondEFeist: Creator/RaymondEFeist: The first level of teaching for potential Great Ones in Tsuranuanni is an Epiphanic Prison.
21st Oct '15 1:31:35 AM Taxima
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-->'''Mongul (smugly):'' It must have been like ripping off your own arm...

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-->'''Mongul (smugly):'' (smugly):''' It must have been like ripping off your own arm...
17th Oct '15 12:02:57 PM Anddrix
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** In ''Green Lantern Corps Annual #2'', an imprisoned {{Sinestro}} plots to escape by telling stories of the failures of the Guardians and their Green Lanterns to the occupant of the cell next to his, the sapient sector 3600. Said sector is actually a god-like being only held in captivity by its belief in the infallibility of the Guardians who vanquished and imprisoned it long ago. Once Sinestro has convinced it of the fallibility of the Guardians, the being easily opens the cells.

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** In ''Green Lantern Corps Annual #2'', an imprisoned {{Sinestro}} Sinestro plots to escape by telling stories of the failures of the Guardians and their Green Lanterns to the occupant of the cell next to his, the sapient sector 3600. Said sector is actually a god-like being only held in captivity by its belief in the infallibility of the Guardians who vanquished and imprisoned it long ago. Once Sinestro has convinced it of the fallibility of the Guardians, the being easily opens the cells.
2nd Sep '15 12:19:37 PM MachRider1985
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* ''[[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion End of Evangelion]]''
** Giving ultimate powers over creation to ''Shinji Ikari''? Smooth move, Rei...
--->'''Shinji:''' Nobody wants me. So, everybody can just die.\\
'''Rei:''' Then, what are your hands for?\\
'''Shinji:''' Nobody cares whether or not I exist. Nothing ever changes, so everybody can just die!\\
'''Rei:''' Then, what is your heart for?\\
'''Shinji:''' It would be better if I never existed, I should just die, too.
** The series itself features this ''twice''. And only if you only believe in one epiphanic prison in the series finale, which had prisons within prisons.
9th Jun '15 3:13:50 PM HammerOfJustice
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* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' features Izanami, a genjutsu of the Mangkeyo Sharingan and a compliment to [[RealityWarper Izanagi]]. Izanami was originally created to punish Uchiha who used Izanagi to escape the consequences of their own actions in battle. Its victims are trapped in an unalterable chain of events; the only way to escape is by accepting that what has already occurred cannot be changed. [[spoiler:Kabuto]] was trapped in Izanami to remove him from battle, [[spoiler:eventually emerging at peace with himself and having made a HeelFaceTurn]].

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* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' features Izanami, a genjutsu of the Mangkeyo Sharingan and a compliment complement to [[RealityWarper Izanagi]]. Izanami was originally created to punish Uchiha who used Izanagi to escape the consequences of their own actions in battle. Its victims are trapped in an unalterable chain of events; the only way to escape is by accepting that what has already occurred cannot be changed. [[spoiler:Kabuto]] was trapped in Izanami to remove him from battle, [[spoiler:eventually emerging at peace with himself and having made a HeelFaceTurn]].
25th May '15 4:03:58 PM NOYB
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* In ''Series/AshesToAshes'' Alex Drake arrives in the 80s after being shot, a similar situation to that of Sam Tyler in ''Series/{{Life on Mars|2006}}''. Because of this she believes that she is in a coma like Sam, and that the entire world is a construct of her imagination. Making use of her psychological training, she tries to find the reason she has arrived in this world in order to find a way to return to her daughter in 2008. At the end of the series, it is revealed to most of the main characters [[spoiler:(except Gene, who knew all along)]] that the world is [[spoiler:a form of purgatory and that they are all dead.]] Thus, Alex and the others do receive an epiphany, but this epiphnay allows them to [[spoiler:progress into heaven, and not to return to the living.]]

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* In ''Series/AshesToAshes'' Alex Drake arrives in the 80s after being shot, a similar situation to that of Sam Tyler in ''Series/{{Life on Mars|2006}}''. Because of this she believes that she is in a coma like Sam, and that the entire world is a construct of her imagination. Making use of her psychological training, she tries to find the reason she has arrived in this world in order to find a way to return to her daughter in 2008. At the end of the series, it is revealed to most of the main characters [[spoiler:(except Gene, who knew all along)]] that the world is [[spoiler:a form of purgatory and that they are all dead.]] Thus, Alex and the others do receive an epiphany, but this epiphnay epiphany allows them to [[spoiler:progress into heaven, and not to return to the living.]]
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