History Main / GetOutOfJailFreeCard

18th Feb '17 11:00:20 AM billybobfred
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* In the political discourse - particularly regarding the economic downturn after 2007, the term "Too big to Jail" has made the rounds. [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment and that is all that needs to be said on that here]].

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* In the political discourse - particularly regarding the economic downturn after 2007, the term "Too big to Jail" has made the rounds. rounds, [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment and the rest of that is all that needs to discussion can be said on that here]].had elsewhere]].
29th Nov '16 12:36:47 PM MrLavisherMoot
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* You can get one of these in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoII'' by scrapping a police car, which lets you keep your weapons the next time you get busted.

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* You can get one of these in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoII'' ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto2'' by scrapping a police car, which lets you keep your weapons the next time you get busted.
4th Nov '16 9:26:10 PM SteveMB
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* In ''Film/StarTrekIIITheSearchForSpock'', the TOS crew commits numerous crimes to help resurrect Spock such as forcibly stealing the decommissioned USS Enterprise, sabotaging the USS Excelsior, later destroying the Enterprise. To that, the whole idea of ''Film/StarTrekIVTheVoyageHome'' is to create an opportunity so spectacular for the crew to save Earth that they could get off easy for the above charges. As it is, the only punishment is a token one of Admiral Kirk being demoted to Captain again for insubordination, even as the authorities understand full well he preferred that lower rank.

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* In ''Film/StarTrekIIITheSearchForSpock'', the TOS crew commits numerous crimes to help resurrect Spock such as forcibly stealing the decommissioned USS Enterprise, sabotaging the USS Excelsior, later destroying the Enterprise. To that, the whole idea of ''Film/StarTrekIVTheVoyageHome'' is to create an opportunity so spectacular for the crew to save Earth that they could get off easy for the above charges. As it is, the only punishment is a token one of Admiral Kirk being demoted to Captain again for insubordination, even as the authorities understand full well [[{{Unishment}} he preferred that lower rank.rank]].
13th Oct '16 8:21:28 PM Mhazard
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* The trope namer is ''TabletopGame/{{Monopoly}}'', which features two actual "Get Out Of Jail Free" cards. Oddly enough, this trope namer ends up ''subverting'' the trope - ''Monopoly'' jail is a CardboardPrison that only requires you to roll doubles, pay $50, or use said card to get out. Furthermore, since people in jail can [[LuxuryPrisonSuite still collect rent and trade properties without fear of paying rent to others]], staying in jail as long as possible is a good late-game strategy. In fact, players are required to ''leave jail'' after three turns whether they want to or not, whether by rolling doubles, paying the $50 bail, or playing the card. (A common {{House Rule|s}} is to disallow a player in jail collecting rent.)

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* The trope namer is ''TabletopGame/{{Monopoly}}'', which features two actual "Get Out Of Jail Free" cards. Oddly enough, this trope namer ends up ''subverting'' being the trope UnbuiltTrope - ''Monopoly'' jail is a CardboardPrison that only requires you to roll doubles, pay $50, or use said card to get out. Furthermore, since people in jail can [[LuxuryPrisonSuite still collect rent and trade properties without fear of paying rent to others]], staying in jail as long as possible is a good late-game strategy. In fact, players are required to ''leave jail'' after three turns whether they want to or not, whether by rolling doubles, paying the $50 bail, or playing the card. (A common {{House Rule|s}} is to disallow a player in jail collecting rent.)
10th Oct '16 9:17:35 PM Gamermaster
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* ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' has the Time Space Administration Bureau justifiably arrest Fate Testarossa for her actions during the "Jewel Seed incident." However, seeing as Fate was a minor, acted on the orders of an abusive and insane parent, never personally committed a major crime, and had [[HeelFaceTurn expressed remorse and a sincere desire to repent]], sympathetic officers were more than willing to represent her at her trial and were able to get off with only community service (i.e. working for the Administration), which she was more than willing to do. One of these officers later adopted her. Her familiar Arf received similar treatment.
** In the OddlyNamedSequel2ElectricBoogaloo, the [[AntiVillain Wolkenritter]] get much the same treatment, as they were not responsible for the actions they were forced to undertake as slaves to an ArtifactOfDoom. They did get a much stiffer and longer sentence than Fate, though, because of their lengthy, unpleasant history with the Bureau, and their sheer power. It helped that they were now beholden to a moral little girl who was eager to join the Bureau. Oddly, in the third series their master Hayate would be blamed for the trouble caused by the "Book of Darkness," despite having been unwittingly and indirectly involved at most. Then again, the one doing the blaming was an unsympathetic GeneralRipper, who may or may not have simply disliked the fact that a "criminal" like Hayate was running a Mobile Unit and nosing around in his (illegal) affairs.
** [=ViVid=] shows us one instance of a character who apparently refused the card; Lutecia is confined to what is probably the [[LuxuryPrisonSuite most luxurious]] PenalColony in fiction, a bright and beautiful vacation world with no limits on communications, visitors, or delivered items. The only apparent restriction to her activities is that she's not allowed to leave the planet. Then again, Lutecia's circumstances were very similar to Fate's in the first season, having committed almost all of her crimes in the name of saving her mother and being told by a [[MadScientist trusted adult]] that it was okay to do what she was doing.

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* ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' has the Time Space Administration Bureau justifiably arrest Fate Testarossa for her actions during the "Jewel Seed incident." However, seeing as Fate was a minor, acted on the orders of an abusive and insane parent, never personally committed a major crime, and had [[HeelFaceTurn expressed remorse and a sincere desire to repent]], sympathetic officers were more than willing to represent her at her trial and were able to get off with only community service (i.e. [[BoxedCrook working for the Administration), Administration]]), which she was more than willing to do. One of these officers later [[HappilyAdopted adopted her.her]]. Her familiar Arf received similar treatment.
** In the OddlyNamedSequel2ElectricBoogaloo, ''[[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs A's]]'', the [[AntiVillain Wolkenritter]] get much the same treatment, as they were not responsible for the actions they were forced to undertake as slaves to an ArtifactOfDoom. They did get a much stiffer and longer sentence than Fate, though, because of their lengthy, unpleasant history with the Bureau, and their sheer power. It helped that they were now beholden to a moral little girl who was eager to join the Bureau. Oddly, in the third series their master Hayate would be blamed for the trouble caused by the "Book of Darkness," despite having been unwittingly and indirectly involved at most. Then again, the one doing the blaming was an unsympathetic GeneralRipper, who may or may not have simply disliked the fact that a "criminal" like Hayate was running a Mobile Unit and nosing around in his (illegal) affairs.
** [=ViVid=] ''[[Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaVivid ViVid]]'' shows us one instance of a character who apparently refused the card; Lutecia is confined to what is probably the [[LuxuryPrisonSuite most luxurious]] PenalColony in fiction, a bright and beautiful vacation world with no limits on communications, visitors, or delivered items. The only apparent restriction to her activities is that she's not allowed to leave the planet. planet (and even then, she is shown leaving the planet on at least two occasions without any punishment). Then again, Lutecia's circumstances were very similar to Fate's in the first season, having committed almost all of her crimes in the name of saving her mother and being told by a [[MadScientist trusted trusted]] [[BigBad adult]] that it was okay to do what she was doing.
10th Oct '16 9:06:17 PM Gamermaster
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** [=ViVid=] shows us one instance of a character who apparently refused the card; Lutecia is confined to what is probably the [[LuxuryPrisonSuite most luxurious]] PenalColony in fiction, a bright and beautiful vacation world with no limits on communications, visitors, or delivered items. The only apparent restriction to her activities is that she's not allowed to leave the planet. Then again, Lutecia's circumstances were very similar to Fate's in the first season, having committed almost all of her crimes in the name of saving her mother and being told by a trusted adult that it was okay to do what she was doing.

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** [=ViVid=] shows us one instance of a character who apparently refused the card; Lutecia is confined to what is probably the [[LuxuryPrisonSuite most luxurious]] PenalColony in fiction, a bright and beautiful vacation world with no limits on communications, visitors, or delivered items. The only apparent restriction to her activities is that she's not allowed to leave the planet. Then again, Lutecia's circumstances were very similar to Fate's in the first season, having committed almost all of her crimes in the name of saving her mother and being told by a [[MadScientist trusted adult adult]] that it was okay to do what she was doing.
8th Oct '16 12:00:37 AM Nintendoman01
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* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'': Subverted in the case of Roy Mustang, who feels immensely guilty for his actions during the Ishvalan Civil War; [[YourApprovalFillsMeWithShame being considered a war hero for committing mass murder sickens him]], and he actually wishes he ''was'' in jail for his actions.
19th Aug '16 7:28:11 AM MaulMachine
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*** There is also mounting pressure for Presidents to use this power to alleviate the sentences of non-violent criminals who were the victims of Mandatory Minimum sentencing laws, which to some voters seem over-harsh.
4th Aug '16 10:37:17 PM Premonition45
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* In ''Film/StarTrekTheSearchForSpock'', the TOS crew commits numerous crimes to help resurrect Spock such as forcibly stealing the decommissioned USS Enterprise, sabotaging the USS Excelsior, later destroying the Enterprise. To that, the whole idea of ''Film/StarTrekIVTheVoyageHome'' is to create an opportunity so spectacular for the crew to save Earth that they could get off easy for the above charges. As it is, the only punishment is a token one of Admiral Kirk being demoted to Captain again for insubordination, even as the authorities understand full well he preferred that lower rank.

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* In ''Film/StarTrekTheSearchForSpock'', ''Film/StarTrekIIITheSearchForSpock'', the TOS crew commits numerous crimes to help resurrect Spock such as forcibly stealing the decommissioned USS Enterprise, sabotaging the USS Excelsior, later destroying the Enterprise. To that, the whole idea of ''Film/StarTrekIVTheVoyageHome'' is to create an opportunity so spectacular for the crew to save Earth that they could get off easy for the above charges. As it is, the only punishment is a token one of Admiral Kirk being demoted to Captain again for insubordination, even as the authorities understand full well he preferred that lower rank.
2nd Aug '16 6:05:12 PM Premonition45
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* In the ''Franchise/StarTrek'' film series, the crew commit numerous crimes to help resurrect Spock such as forcibly stealing the decommissioned USS Enterprise, sabotaging the USS Excelsior, later destroying the Enterprise. To that, the whole idea of ''Film/StarTrekIVTheVoyageHome'' is to create an opportunity so spectacular for the crew to save Earth that they could get off easy for the above charges. As it is, the only punishment is a token one of Admiral Kirk being demoted to Captain again for insubordination, even as the authorities understand full well he preferred that lower rank.

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* In ''Film/StarTrekTheSearchForSpock'', the ''Franchise/StarTrek'' film series, the TOS crew commit commits numerous crimes to help resurrect Spock such as forcibly stealing the decommissioned USS Enterprise, sabotaging the USS Excelsior, later destroying the Enterprise. To that, the whole idea of ''Film/StarTrekIVTheVoyageHome'' is to create an opportunity so spectacular for the crew to save Earth that they could get off easy for the above charges. As it is, the only punishment is a token one of Admiral Kirk being demoted to Captain again for insubordination, even as the authorities understand full well he preferred that lower rank.
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