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7th Apr '17 8:37:00 AM gb00393
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** Sansa Stark becomes one following her marriage to [[spoiler:Ramsay Bolton]]. A particularly nasty example, as he is explicitly [[spoiler:raping her every night.]]

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** Sansa Stark becomes one following her marriage to [[spoiler:Ramsay Bolton]].Bolton]], as she is kept locked in a bedroom. A particularly nasty example, as he is explicitly [[spoiler:raping her every night.]]
6th Apr '17 8:08:45 PM cherrychels
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** Ned ''thought'' he was rescuing Lyanna from her kidnapper Prince Rhaegar, and tracked her down in a remote tower guarded by [[RuleOfThree three]] [[ThresholdGuardians knights]]... but when he gets to her, she's already [[DeathByChildbirth dying from bearing Rhaegar's child]], and there are ambiguous implications that her disappearance may have been [[{{Elopement}} voluntary]].

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** Ned ''thought'' he was rescuing his sister Lyanna from her kidnapper Prince Rhaegar, Rhaegar Targaryen, and tracked found her down in a remote tower guarded by [[RuleOfThree three]] [[ThresholdGuardians knights]]... but when he gets to her, she's already [[spoiler:there is speculation confirmed by the television series that he finds a dying Lyanna [[DeathByChildbirth dying from bearing Rhaegar's child]], after she has just given birth to her son by Rhaegar]], asking Ned for [[ThePromise a promise]] to keep her son safe, and there Ned spends the rest of his life to [[{{Nephewism}} protecting his sister's son]] [[FamilyRelationshipSwitcheroo as his own]]]]. There are also ambiguous implications that her Lyanna's disappearance may have been [[{{Elopement}} voluntary]].



** Val, the so-called "[[TheChiefsDaughter wildling princess]]", is held prisoner in one of the towers of Castle Black -- even guarded by a (sentient and friendly) giant. Ser Patrek's foolish attempt to prove his worth as a suitor by "rescuing" her causes [[SpannerInTheWorks no end of chaos.]]
* In the ''Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian'' story "Literature/TheHourOfTheDragon," the Countess Albiona (a supporter of King Conan) is imprisoned in the Iron Tower of Tarantia because she refused to become the consort of a tyrannical puppet king. [[spoiler:Conan infiltrates the tower through a hidden door, kills her jailors, and rescues her.]]

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** Val, the so-called "[[TheChiefsDaughter wildling princess]]", is held prisoner captive by Stannis Baratheon in one of the towers of Castle Black -- and she is even guarded protected by a (sentient and friendly) giant. Ser Patrek's foolish attempt to prove his worth as a suitor by "rescuing" suitor, vying for her hand, causes [[SpannerInTheWorks no end of chaos.]]
* In the ''Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian'' story "Literature/TheHourOfTheDragon," the Countess Albiona (a supporter of King Conan) is imprisoned in the Iron Tower of Tarantia because she refused to become the consort of a tyrannical puppet king. [[spoiler:Conan infiltrates the tower through a hidden door, kills her jailors, jailers, and rescues her.]]



* ''Literature/WingsOfFire'' has a male example - [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen Queen Scarlet]] imprisons her grandson, Cliff, in a crematorium tower since he's said he's too young to be able too fly. [[spoiler:Unfortunately for Scarlet, he was lying, and escapes as soon as he's given the chance.]]

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* ''Literature/WingsOfFire'' has a male example - -- [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen Queen Scarlet]] imprisons her grandson, Cliff, in a crematorium tower since he's said he's too young to be able too fly. [[spoiler:Unfortunately for Scarlet, he was lying, and escapes as soon as he's given the chance.]]



* ''ProfessorLaytonAndTheCuriousVillage'' has [[spoiler: the daughter of the Baron who owned the eponymous village living in a tower, and the heroes eventually rescue her at the game's ending. This is something of a twist on the trope, however, because she's not imprisoned up there - she can leave the tower whenever she pleases, and in fact is seen doing so (though the heroes don't know who she is at the time). She just can't leave [[GildedCage the village]]]].

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* ''ProfessorLaytonAndTheCuriousVillage'' has [[spoiler: the daughter of the Baron who owned the eponymous village living in a tower, and the heroes eventually rescue her at the game's ending. This is something of a twist on the trope, however, because she's not imprisoned up there - -- she can leave the tower whenever she pleases, and in fact is seen doing so (though the heroes don't know who she is at the time). She just can't leave [[GildedCage the village]]]].
26th Mar '17 9:06:29 AM gb00393
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* Sansa Stark becomes one in ''Series/GameOfThrones'' following her marriage to [[spoiler:Ramsay Bolton]]. A particularly nasty example, as he is explicitly [[spoiler:raping her every night.]]

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Sansa Stark becomes one in ''Series/GameOfThrones'' following her marriage to [[spoiler:Ramsay Bolton]]. A particularly nasty example, as he is explicitly [[spoiler:raping her every night.]]]]
** The last stages of Robert's Rebellion had Ned having to rescue Lyanna as she's being kept in a tower (dubbed Tower of Joy) at Dorne.
8th Feb '17 6:33:35 AM GlitteringFlowers
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** The sort-of sequel ''Thracia 776'' reveasls that [[spoiler: Manfloy's heiress and granddaughter Sara]] was also locked away from the world. She is ''very'' unhappy about it.
9th Jan '17 8:59:42 AM johnnye
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* In ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', Donella Hornwood got locked in a tower by Ramsay Snow. Sansa Stark was also held in one in Maegor's Holdfast after [[spoiler:her father and members of his household were killed. Neither of them were rescued during their stays in their respective towers, though Lady Donella's fate is considerably worse.]]
** The fourth book of the series has a chapter called "The Princess in the Tower," about Princess Arianne of Dorne [[spoiler: after she has tried and failed to crown Myrcella Queen of the Seven Kingdoms and start a war with the Lannisters]].
** And Val, the so-called "wildling princess", is held prisoner in one of the towers of Castle Black.

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* In ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', Donella Hornwood got locked in a tower by Ramsay Snow. Sansa Stark was also held in one in Maegor's Holdfast after [[spoiler:her father and members of his household were killed. Neither of them were rescued during their stays in their respective towers, though Lady Donella's fate is considerably worse.]]
** The fourth book of the series has a chapter called "The Princess in the Tower," about Princess Arianne of Dorne [[spoiler: after she has tried and failed to crown Myrcella Queen of the Seven Kingdoms and start a war with the Lannisters]].
** And Val, the so-called "wildling princess", is held prisoner in one of the towers of Castle Black.
''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'';


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** Ned ''thought'' he was rescuing Lyanna from her kidnapper Prince Rhaegar, and tracked her down in a remote tower guarded by [[RuleOfThree three]] [[ThresholdGuardians knights]]... but when he gets to her, she's already [[DeathByChildbirth dying from bearing Rhaegar's child]], and there are ambiguous implications that her disappearance may have been [[{{Elopement}} voluntary]].
** Donella Hornwood gets locked in a tower by Ramsay Snow. Sansa Stark was also held in one in Maegor's Holdfast after [[spoiler:her father and members of his household were killed. Neither of them were rescued during their stays in their respective towers, though Lady Donella's fate is considerably worse.]]
** The fourth book of the series has a chapter called "The Princess in the Tower," about Princess Arianne of Dorne [[spoiler: after she has tried and failed to crown Myrcella Queen of the Seven Kingdoms and start a war with the Lannisters]].
** Val, the so-called "[[TheChiefsDaughter wildling princess]]", is held prisoner in one of the towers of Castle Black -- even guarded by a (sentient and friendly) giant. Ser Patrek's foolish attempt to prove his worth as a suitor by "rescuing" her causes [[SpannerInTheWorks no end of chaos.]]
20th Dec '16 11:48:45 PM Xtifr
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* The abducted Princess Eilonwy is found in a tower of her ancestral home, Caer Colur, in the third book of the ''Literature/ChroniclesOfPrydain''.

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* The abducted Princess Eilonwy is found in a tower of her ancestral home, Caer Colur, in the third book of the ''Literature/ChroniclesOfPrydain''.''Literature/TheChroniclesOfPrydain''.
6th Nov '16 11:30:54 PM MemeMaster
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* Namine in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsChainOfMemories''. The twist is that [[spoiler:although she was legitimately being held prisoner, she was cooperating with the bad guys by [[FakeMemories manipulating Sora's memories]] so that he would want to save her and thus fall into the bad guys' trap. Her conscience wins out and she turns against her captors]].

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* Namine in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsChainOfMemories''. The twist is that [[spoiler:although she was legitimately being held prisoner, she was cooperating with the bad guys by [[FakeMemories manipulating Sora's memories]] so that he would want to save her and thus fall into becoming the bad guys' trap.pawn of BigBad Marluxia. Her conscience wins out and she turns against her captors]].
1st Nov '16 6:00:02 PM nombretomado
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* Sansa Stark becomes one in ''GameOfThrones'' following her marriage to [[spoiler:Ramsay Bolton]]. A particularly nasty example, as he is explicitly [[spoiler:raping her every night.]]

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* Sansa Stark becomes one in ''GameOfThrones'' ''Series/GameOfThrones'' following her marriage to [[spoiler:Ramsay Bolton]]. A particularly nasty example, as he is explicitly [[spoiler:raping her every night.]]



* ''TheGoodies''. Spoofed in "Camelot Capers" when Graham goes to rescue Rapunzel from her tower by [[RapunzelHair climbing her hair]], only when he puts his weight on it he yanks her out of the tower.

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* ''TheGoodies''.''Series/TheGoodies''. Spoofed in "Camelot Capers" when Graham goes to rescue Rapunzel from her tower by [[RapunzelHair climbing her hair]], only when he puts his weight on it he yanks her out of the tower.
30th Sep '16 8:34:44 PM DensetsuNoKaboom
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* Astra in ''VideoGame/StarStealingPrince''; the game kicks off when Prince Snowe learns of her existence and sets off on his own to rescue her. [[spoiler: Within Snowe's dream, Dream Astra is one too. It's not necessary to save her to finish the game, but doing so leads to the GoodEnding, while [[DownerEnding not doing so...]]]]
24th Aug '16 6:53:10 AM Omeganian
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* ''Literature/TheDiscreetPrincess'' starts with a king who goes on a Crusade and leaves his three daughters locked in a tower. Turns out he was ProperlyParanoid.
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