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15th Jan '16 7:45:44 PM nombretomado
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* TheStainlessSteelRat does this at both ends of his career:
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* TheStainlessSteelRat Literature/TheStainlessSteelRat does this at both ends of his career:
24th Nov '15 12:05:25 AM Landis
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-->'''Vasher (thinking):''' ''It's funny how many things begin with me getting thrown in prison.''
23rd Nov '15 8:44:03 PM jormis29
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* This is how you get to join the terrorists in ''SplinterCell: Double Agent''.
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* This is how you get to join the terrorists in ''SplinterCell: Double Agent''.''VideoGame/SplinterCellDoubleAgent''.
19th Nov '15 3:33:30 PM PaulA
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Supertrope. Example indentation. Removed a few examples of characters who keep getting sent back to jail, which is a different trope. It's basically the same plot as Face/Off except without the key defining plot point of Face/Off?
Supertrope to CantGetInTroubleForNuthin. See also TrojanPrisoner, PlayAlongPrisoner, ConvenientlyCellmates and ChainedHeat. This is a subtrope of {{Unishment}}, where being put into prison is the desired "penalty" for committing a crime. Has nothing to do with a GetOutOfJailFreeCard.
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Supertrope to CantGetInTroubleForNuthin. See also TrojanPrisoner, PlayAlongPrisoner, ConvenientlyCellmates and ChainedHeat. This is a subtrope of {{Unishment}}, where being put into prison is the desired "penalty" for committing a crime.crime, and of CapturedOnPurpose. Has nothing to do with a GetOutOfJailFreeCard.

* Franchise/{{Batman}} villain Black Mask's accomplice, Circe, tries to get Harvey "Two-Face" Dent to do this - return to Arkham Asylum and kill Black Mask while he's in there. ** Batman also does this himself, getting himself into Arkham because he knew Zasaz, despite being locked up, was somehow sneaking out to kill people.
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* Franchise/{{Batman}} ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' ** The villain Black Mask's accomplice, Circe, tries to get Harvey "Two-Face" Dent to do this - return to Arkham Asylum and kill Black Mask while he's in there. ** Batman also does this himself, getting himself into Arkham because he knew Zasaz, Zsasz, despite being locked up, was somehow sneaking out to kill people.

** In ''A Stainless Steel Rat Is Born'', a young [=DiGriz=] allows himself to get caught in the belief that he'll meet criminal masterminds in prison who'll [[HadToComeToPrisonToBeACrook teach him the art of crime]]. As it turns out, [[DidntThinkThisThrough he only meets the losers who were dumb enough to be caught]]. ** He does have to try to get into an actual prison rather than juvenile hall. When the judge is about to give him a reduced sentence, he flips out in court and attacks a reporter, causing the judge to lose all sympathy.
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** In ''A Stainless Steel Rat Is Born'', a young [=DiGriz=] allows himself to get caught in the belief that he'll meet criminal masterminds in prison who'll [[HadToComeToPrisonToBeACrook teach him the art of crime]]. As it turns out, [[DidntThinkThisThrough he only meets the losers who were dumb enough to be caught]]. ** caught]]. He does have to try to get into an actual prison rather than juvenile hall. When the judge is about to give him a reduced sentence, he flips out in court and attacks a reporter, causing the judge to lose all sympathy.

* In an episode of ''Series/DueSouth'', a key witness is behind bars and Fraser's partner is jailed for contempt. Fraser gets himself arrested to join them and be in position to protect them. He's such a straight arrow that he can't bring himself to shoplift a candy bar, and his police friends have to plant it on him. ** In another episode, he gets himself interred in a mental hospital ([[ItMakesSenseInContext to help break Ray out]]) by showing up in his RCMP uniform and telling them the [[SarcasticConfession unaltered truth of how he ended up in Chicago]].
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* In an episode of ''Series/DueSouth'', a ''Series/DueSouth'' ** A key witness is behind bars and Fraser's partner is jailed for contempt. Fraser gets himself arrested to join them and be in position to protect them. He's such a straight arrow that he can't bring himself to shoplift a candy bar, and his police friends have to plant it on him. ** In another episode, he Fraser gets himself interred in a mental hospital ([[ItMakesSenseInContext to help break Ray out]]) by showing up in his RCMP uniform and telling them the [[SarcasticConfession unaltered truth of how he ended up in Chicago]].

** In the same series, Earl's old friend [[TattooedCrook Glen]] kept getting himself sent back by stealing cars (or by sabotaging his chances at parole), because people were so afraid of him. * On ''Series/OrangeIsTheNewBlack'', Taystee gets out of prison, but she winds up getting sent back within a few weeks. Turns out she committed a crime on purpose, because (despite her immense talent and skill) she was unable to adjust to life on the outside again.

* ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' - Hank gets himself arrested to talk to Bill, who'd been put in jail on a petty charge after getting estranged from the gang. Humorously, Hanks's first idea is to ''jaywalk'' in front of a cop (he waits for the light to switch and ''then'' walks), assuming this is enough. Finally, he decides to give one of their cars a light bump with his truck. Of course, their reaction is immediate and angry -- he's in jail quickly. ** There's a variation in another episode where Boomhauer had been put into a psychiatric hospital after falling asleep tubing and showing up in the city in a sunstroke-induced rambling state, clad in a Speedo and algae. His friends each feign craziness to get admitted and spring him, unaware that he could leave anytime he wanted. *** Boomhauer was allowed to leave as the 24 observation period was complete, Dale could leave because he had snuck in and wasn't actually a patient (although the doctors recommended he keep taking his meds), and Bill had voluntarily checked himself in so he could leave when he wanted.
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* ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' - ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'': ** Hank gets himself arrested to talk to Bill, who'd been put in jail on a petty charge after getting estranged from the gang. Humorously, Hanks's first idea is to ''jaywalk'' in front of a cop (he waits for the light to switch and ''then'' walks), assuming this is enough. Finally, he decides to give one of their cars a light bump with his truck. Of course, their reaction is immediate and angry -- he's in jail quickly. ** There's a variation in another episode where Boomhauer had been put into a psychiatric hospital after falling asleep tubing and showing up in the city in a sunstroke-induced rambling state, clad in a Speedo and algae. His friends each feign craziness to get admitted and spring him, unaware that he could leave anytime he wanted. *** Boomhauer was allowed to leave as once the 24 observation period was complete, Dale could leave because he had snuck in and wasn't actually a patient (although the doctors recommended he keep taking his meds), and Bill had voluntarily checked himself in so complete he could leave when anytime he wanted.

* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' episode ''Deception'' is basically the same as the plot to Face/Off as Obi Wan disguises himself as a bounty hunter to get himself caught and is sent to the Republic Judiciary Centeral Detention Center to stop a scheme on kidnapping the Chancellor. ** Fortunately the bounty hunter that Obi Wan disguised himself as never assumes Obi Wan's identity.
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' episode ''Deception'' is basically the same as the plot to Face/Off as "Deception" Obi Wan disguises himself as a bounty hunter to get himself caught and is sent to the Republic Judiciary Centeral Detention Center to stop a scheme on kidnapping the Chancellor. ** Fortunately the bounty hunter that Obi Wan disguised himself as never assumes Obi Wan's identity.Chancellor.
1st Nov '15 11:33:12 AM nombretomado
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* In his final novel, ''{{Quiller}}'' discovers a witness who has evidence that can bring down a high-ranking boss of TheMafiya has been thrown into TheGulag. He gets himself sent there too (though only by faking the conviction papers) even through no-one has ever escaped before.
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* In his final novel, ''{{Quiller}}'' ''Literature/{{Quiller}}'' discovers a witness who has evidence that can bring down a high-ranking boss of TheMafiya has been thrown into TheGulag. He gets himself sent there too (though only by faking the conviction papers) even through no-one has ever escaped before.
24th Aug '15 11:08:32 PM Odon
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* ''Series/PersonOfInterest''. In "Prisoner's Dilemma", a government assassin is told that John Reese has been detained on Rikers Island, and is ordered to kill him. He immediately draws his gun in the middle of New York and starts FiringInTheAirALot, then surrenders quietly to police.
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* ''Series/PersonOfInterest''. In "Prisoner's Dilemma", a government assassin is told that John Reese has been detained on Rikers Island, and is ordered to kill him. He John Reese, who is being held on Rikers Island. The assassin immediately draws his gun in the middle of New York and starts FiringInTheAirALot, then surrenders quietly to police.
24th Aug '15 11:07:23 PM Odon
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* ''Series/PersonOfInterest''. In "Prisoner's Dilemma", a government assassin is told that John Reese has been detained on Rikers Island, and is ordered to kill him. He immediately draws his gun in the middle of New York and starts FiringInTheAir a lot, then surrenders quietly to police.
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* ''Series/PersonOfInterest''. In "Prisoner's Dilemma", a government assassin is told that John Reese has been detained on Rikers Island, and is ordered to kill him. He immediately draws his gun in the middle of New York and starts FiringInTheAir a lot, FiringInTheAirALot, then surrenders quietly to police.
24th Aug '15 11:06:10 PM Odon
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* ''Series/PersonOfInterest''. In "Prisoner's Dilemma", a government assassin is told that John Reese has been detained on Rikers Island, and is ordered to kill him. He immediately draws his gun in the middle of New York and starts FiringInTheAir a lot, then surrenders quietly to police.
22nd Jul '15 12:01:12 AM crazyboutcute
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[[AC:VisualNovels]] *In the final case of ''[[VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney Trials and Tribulations]]'', after Iris is arrested for murder, [[CasanovaWannabe Larry]], who's smitten with her, contemplates stealing Detective Gumshoe's wallet in order to follow her there, then decides against it because he "can't do that to [[PerpetualPoverty someone who looks like he's down on his luck]]." -->'''Larry''': "Whenever I find a girl I like, they always run away! I even chased one of them to Tibet… Next it’s going to be prison, I guess. …I’ll steal that detective’s wallet. That’ll get me locked up for sure."
18th Jul '15 4:27:43 AM EDP
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* ComicBook/{{Diabolik}} has sometimes pulled this, but with a twist: having a death sentence on his head he ''can't'' let himself be arrested even in disguise, otherwise he'd risk the cops or the guards will check for [[LatexPerfection his masks]] and chuck him on the guillotine as soon as they complete the paperwork. As such he has to ''replace one of the inmates'', as the guards won't check someone who is already in jail. * Has happened to ComicBook/TexWiller. Being a Texas Ranger, all he has to do is to have whoever asked him this to invent a crime and fill out the paperwork.
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