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16th Aug '16 1:58:27 AM PaulA
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* ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'': According to Miles, this is what the Cetagandans were trying to create with their Dagoola IV prison camp in ''The Borders of Infinity'':

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* ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'': According to Miles, this is what the Cetagandans were trying to create with their Dagoola IV prison camp in ''The Borders of Infinity'':''Literature/TheBordersOfInfinity'':
13th Aug '16 6:28:54 PM Premonition45
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* The Music/{{REM}} song "World Leader Pretend" is about somebody getting out of a self-imposed isolation.
-->This is my mistake,
-->Let me make it good.
-->I raised the wall,
-->And I will be the one to knock it down.
1st Aug '16 12:15:44 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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* One of these is part of the defenses of Girard's Gate. It traps people in an illusion of their 'perfect world', and the way to escape is to understand that it's not real. [[spoiler: When the Order of the Stick gets trapped in it, Elan frees them when he admits that his dream, of his family reunited, is childish and could never happen, because his father and brother are evil. Nale later gets caught in it, and escapes when he realizes that his BondVillainStupidity (spending an hour describing his evil plan to Elan and Haley) is having no negative consequences.]]
1st Aug '16 12:03:30 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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* ''Literature/TheGreatDivorce'' portrayed Hell as a very effective version of this: due to a lot of IgnoredEpiphany and RedemptionRejection, the vast majority of the damned the author sees truly are incapable of escaping and therefore trapped in Hell for all eternity.

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* ''Literature/TheGreatDivorce'' portrayed Hell has this as what keeps damned souls in Hell. They can get out easily; there's a very effective version bus leading to the outskirts of this: due to a lot of IgnoredEpiphany Heaven, and RedemptionRejection, the vast majority anyone nearby can go on it. Once there, they're met by Bright Ones (blessed spirits of people they knew in life) who are there to take them to Heaven. The only thing stopping them from going are their flaws, and their inability to let go of the damned the author sees truly are incapable of escaping and therefore trapped in Hell for all eternity.same.
5th May '16 1:47:13 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* In ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'' the "Meta-World" (where the witches play) ''[[MindScrew might]]'' be one of these.

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* In ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'' ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'' the "Meta-World" (where the witches play) ''[[MindScrew might]]'' be one of these.
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.
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