History Main / GildedCage

20th Mar '17 3:49:51 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* In ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad'', the Wives' old home stands out from the rest of the Citadel as it contains abundant greenery, clean running water, soft furniture, and even paper, an incredible luxury in post-apocalyptic Australia... and it's all behind a door salvaged from a bank vault, that's always kept locked. The Wives', in case you haven't gathered, are {{Sex Slave}}s, kept by [[BigBad the tyrannical patriarch of the Citadel]] to [[BreedingSlave produce beautiful, healthy children for him.]]

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* In ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad'', the Wives' old home stands out from the rest of the Citadel as it contains abundant greenery, clean running water, soft furniture, and even paper, an incredible luxury in post-apocalyptic Australia... and it's all behind a door salvaged from a bank vault, that's always kept locked. The Wives', in case you haven't gathered, Wives' themselves are {{Sex Slave}}s, kept by [[BigBad the tyrannical patriarch of the Citadel]] to [[BreedingSlave produce beautiful, healthy children for him.]]



* In ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'', the Kuwadorian mansion where [[HairOfGoldHeartOfGold 1967 Beatrice]] (Bice and Kinzo's daughter) lived fits this trope perfectly. Arguably, the meta-world itself also qualifies for Battler - the surroundings are implied to be quite nice.

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* In ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'', the ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'':
** The
Kuwadorian mansion where [[HairOfGoldHeartOfGold 1967 Beatrice]] (Bice and Kinzo's daughter) lived fits this trope perfectly. [[spoiler: The time she tried to escape with help from a little Rosa, Beatrice fell off a cliff and died.]]
**
Arguably, the meta-world itself also qualifies for Battler - the surroundings are implied to be quite nice.
11th Mar '17 3:54:11 PM Lanes17B
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* The ''Hentai'' series ''Yuki Yoru Ichiya Monogatari'' (English: ''Snow Night Stories'') is a about a concubine who tells her lord three stories ala ''Literature/AThousandAndOneNights'', the last story/episode is about a powerful nobleman who, marries a princess from a small neighboring kingdom, and promises to give her lavish gifts on the conditions she never leave his mansion, and [[MaritalRapeLicense satisfy his every sexual desire.]] The story ends with young Ronin tasked with guarding her, whom did not like how his master treated the princess, convinced her to run off with him after the lord allowed her to visit her father's grave.

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* The ''Hentai'' ''{{Hentai}}'' series ''Yuki Yoru Ichiya Monogatari'' (English: ''Snow Night Stories'') is a about a concubine who tells her lord three stories ala ''Literature/AThousandAndOneNights'', the ''Literature/AThousandAndOneNights.'' The last story/episode is about a powerful nobleman who, marries a princess from a small neighboring kingdom, and promises to give her lavish gifts on the conditions she never leave his mansion, and [[MaritalRapeLicense satisfy his every sexual desire.]] The story ends with the young Ronin tasked with guarding her, whom did not like how his master treated the princess, convinced her to run off with him after the lord allowed her to visit princess while she visited her father's grave.grave, convincing her to run away with him by promising to not treat her the way her husband did.
7th Mar '17 4:18:31 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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Often used as AnAesop about why one should prefer LibertyOverProsperity.



-->'''The Doctor''': If I'm the enemy, does that mean I'm a prisoner?
-->'''Yvonne Hartman''': Oh yes, but we'll make you perfectly comfortable.

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-->'''The Doctor''': If I'm the enemy, does that mean I'm a prisoner?
-->'''Yvonne
prisoner?\\
'''Yvonne
Hartman''': Oh yes, but we'll make you perfectly comfortable.



-->''She's only a bird in a gilded cage,''
-->''A beautiful sight to see.''
-->''You may think she's happy and free from care,''
-->''She's not, though she seems to be.''
-->'''Tis sad when you think of her wasted life,''
-->''For youth cannot mate with age;''
-->''And her beauty was sold for an old man's gold --''
-->''She's a bird in a gilded cage.''

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-->''She's only a bird in a gilded cage,''
-->''A
cage,\\
A
beautiful sight to see.''
-->''You
\\
You
may think she's happy and free from care,''
-->''She's
care,\\
She's
not, though she seems to be.''
-->'''Tis
\\
Tis
sad when you think of her wasted life,''
-->''For
life,\\
For
youth cannot mate with age;''
-->''And
age;\\
And
her beauty was sold for an old man's gold --''
-->''She's
--\\
She's
a bird in a gilded cage.''



--->''Living on a lighted stage''
--->''Approaches the unreal''
--->''For those who think and feel''
--->''In touch with some reality''
--->''Beyond the gilded cage''

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--->''Living on a lighted stage''
--->''Approaches
stage\\
Approaches
the unreal''
--->''For
unreal\\
For
those who think and feel''
--->''In
feel\\
In
touch with some reality''
--->''Beyond
reality\\
Beyond
the gilded cage''



--> My cage has many rooms, damask and dark
--> Nothing there sings, not even my lark
--> Larks never will, you know, when they're captive
-->Teach me to be more adaptive[[/folder]]

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--> My -->''My cage has many rooms, damask and dark
--> Nothing there sings, not even my lark
--> Larks never will, you know, when they're captive
-->Teach Teach me to be more adaptive[[/folder]]
adaptive''
[[/folder]]



-->'''Shepard:''' If we're stuck here, we might as well let them pamper us.
-->'''Joker:''' Does it breach uniform regs if I get that on a t-shirt? 'Cause this is my favourite "You Have No Choice" choice, ever.
-->'''Shepard:''' Technically, this is a civilian ship. I'm probably lucky you're still wearing pants.
-->'''Joker:''' Yeah, I'll save that for the off-hour cameras...

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-->'''Shepard:''' If we're stuck here, we might as well let them pamper us.
-->'''Joker:'''
us.\\
'''Joker:'''
Does it breach uniform regs if I get that on a t-shirt? 'Cause this is my favourite "You Have No Choice" choice, ever.
-->'''Shepard:'''
ever.\\
'''Shepard:'''
Technically, this is a civilian ship. I'm probably lucky you're still wearing pants.
-->'''Joker:'''
pants.\\
'''Joker:'''
Yeah, I'll save that for the off-hour cameras...



--> '''Katara''': This is a prison cell? But it's so nice.
--> '''Aang''': He did say it was newly refurbished.
--> '''Sokka''': Nice or not, we're still prisoners.

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--> '''Katara''': --->'''Katara''': This is a prison cell? But it's so nice.
-->
nice.\\
'''Aang''': He did say it was newly refurbished.
-->
refurbished.\\
'''Sokka''': Nice or not, we're still prisoners.



--> '''Monarch:''' I treat my captives as kings. You shall be given the grandest of accommodations! It will be a far cry from sleeping over Dr. Venture's garage like so much ''Fonzie''!
--> '''Hank:''' Hey, last time I was here you kept me in a stinky ol' jail cell!
--> '''Monarch:''' ...you broke my heart, Hank.

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--> '''Monarch:''' -->'''Monarch:''' I treat my captives as kings. You shall be given the grandest of accommodations! It will be a far cry from sleeping over Dr. Venture's garage like so much ''Fonzie''!
-->
''Fonzie''!\\
'''Hank:''' Hey, last time I was here you kept me in a stinky ol' jail cell!
-->
cell!\\
'''Monarch:''' ...you broke my heart, Hank.



1st Mar '17 2:58:54 PM cybertoy0
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** The islands in Big Mom's territory, collectively known as Totland, are a series of candy-themed LevelAte where people of all races can live together in harmony...and [[YourSoulIsMine must donate a portion of their soul]] to Big Mom to stay alive, and are not permitted to leave. There's also the fact that Big Mom is prone to violent fits of rage where she'll destroy and kill everything in her path unless she's given what she's craving. FalseUtopia
22nd Feb '17 10:36:53 PM Benthelame
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*''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep'' has ''The Land of Departure'' which [[{{Irony}} ironically]] serves as a gilded cage for [[spoiler:Ventus]] He was never supposed to leave. He lampshades it when he confronts Master Eraqus, who promptly decides that HeKnowsTooMuch [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness and follows the "logical"]][[AxCrazy course of action.]] (Though, given what we learn about [[spoiler:Ventus]] Eraqus is most likely considering TheNeedsOfTheMany.)
20th Feb '17 5:57:26 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* In ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear'', the Japanese colony is this for [[BrokenBird Baiken]] and [[MrFanservice Anji Mito]] [[spoiler: (but not for [[GenkiGirl May]], since she was taken in by the Jellyfish Pirates instead and few know she's Japanese)]]. There are only a small number of Japanese people left in the world after the destruction of Japan, so the world governments created the colony as a last resort to keep them alive. Unfortunately, no one is allowed into the colony without special permission, and its residents are not allowed outside period. [[spoiler: In the story mode of -REVELATOR-, it's revealed that this was done for an ulterior purpose: to ensure that none of the Japanese would be able to escape being turned into living bombs by Ariels.]]
28th Jan '17 7:46:27 PM ZimFan89
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* In ''FanFic/QueenOfShadows'', both the current Queen who Jade has replaced, and her mother before her, grew up cloistered inside their Fortress, for their own protection. And since the last Queen disappeared (presumed dead) when she ''did'' leave, [[DragonInChief Hiruzen]] has locked the current one in even further.
28th Jan '17 3:20:52 PM thatother1dude
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** This is how Toph grew up. She lived in luxury and had the run of the whole estate. But she wasn't allowed to travel outside the estate or exercise her incredible potential at Earthbending -- her parents thought this was too dangerous for their "[[SarcasmMode helpless]] [[CuteBruiser little]] [[DisabilitySuperpower blind]] [[LittleMissBadass girl.]]" Nobody other than her family and her Earthbending teacher knew that she even existed.

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** This is how Toph grew up. She lived in luxury and had the run of the whole estate. But she wasn't allowed to travel outside the estate or exercise her incredible potential at Earthbending -- her parents thought this was too dangerous for their "[[SarcasmMode "[[UnderestimatingBadassery helpless]] [[CuteBruiser little]] [[DisabilitySuperpower blind]] [[LittleMissBadass girl.]]" Nobody other than her family and her Earthbending teacher knew that she even existed.
18th Jan '17 4:06:29 PM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
** During her captivity, Sansa is granted all the luxuries befitting a highborn lady but remains confined to the Red Keep and completely at the mercy of her enemies. The Hound even takes to calling her "little bird" because of this.
** Following his father's rebellion, Theon was taken as a hostage to his father's good behaviour. As such, he was raised among the Stark children but with the constant shadow of a possible execution hanging over the relationship.
9th Jan '17 5:24:45 PM nombretomado
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* In an episode of ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'', Janeway's LeonardoDaVinci holodeck program is "kidnapped" from the ship, and enlisted by Tau, an alien merchant, to design things for him. Janeway attempts to convince Leonardo she is freeing him from Tau's imprisonment. Leonardo, as an artist from Renaissance-era Italy, sees Tau as a wealthy patron with unlimited resources who lets him create to his heart's content, and insists "if this is a cage, it is a cage of gold!"

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* In an episode of ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'', Janeway's LeonardoDaVinci Creator/LeonardoDaVinci holodeck program is "kidnapped" from the ship, and enlisted by Tau, an alien merchant, to design things for him. Janeway attempts to convince Leonardo she is freeing him from Tau's imprisonment. Leonardo, as an artist from Renaissance-era Italy, sees Tau as a wealthy patron with unlimited resources who lets him create to his heart's content, and insists "if this is a cage, it is a cage of gold!"



* The department store for Charles and Ella in the 1966 StephenSondheim teleplay musical ''Evening Primrose''. Ella recognizes it more than he does, however.

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* The department store for Charles and Ella in the 1966 StephenSondheim Creator/StephenSondheim teleplay musical ''Evening Primrose''. Ella recognizes it more than he does, however.
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