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6th Jun '17 12:10:06 PM luiz4200
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* ''WesternAnimation/EightHundredAndFiftyMeters'': The knight tries to rescue a Princess from a tower as his first attempt to get fame and fortune.
31st May '17 11:22:03 PM Nadim
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* ''Series/{{Best Friends Whenever}}'': Daisy was a 15th century princess who was locked up in a tower until she was accidentally broken out by a time rift and is now living in the present day.
23rd May '17 8:15:45 PM Troperinik
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* Invoked in one ''WesternAnimation/GummiBears'' episode by Cavin; when he and Princess Calla are captured and taken to Drekmore by the ogres, Cavin tells them that royal prisoners go in the tower. The ogres agree, but seperate the two by putting Cavin in the regulare dungeon.

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* Invoked in one ''WesternAnimation/GummiBears'' episode by Cavin; when he and Princess Calla are captured and taken to Drekmore by the ogres, Cavin tells them that royal prisoners go in the tower. The ogres agree, but seperate separate the two by putting Cavin in the regulare regular dungeon.
* Invoked in a ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'' epsiode where the gang is playing a medieval-themed game. [[DraggedIntoDrag They force Stumpy to dress as a princess]] and make him sit on top of a tower so Quack Quack can rescue him.
14th May '17 4:18:44 PM JoeMerl
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* ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'', Creator/{{Disney}}'s take on "Literature/{{Rapunzel}}".

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* ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'', Creator/{{Disney}}'s take on "Literature/{{Rapunzel}}". Unlike in the fairy tale, this tower ''does'' have a secret entrance, though presumably Rapunzel doesn't know about it.
14th May '17 4:17:15 PM JoeMerl
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* In "Literature/TheGratefulBeasts," the princess gets locked in the tower for complaining about her father's {{Impossible Task}}s. This means she isn't there when the hero summons all the wolves in the land -- and it turns out they are ''[[SavageWolves hungry]]''.

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* In "Literature/TheGratefulBeasts," the princess gets locked in the tower for complaining about her father's {{Impossible Task}}s. This means she isn't there when the hero summons performs the third task-- summoning all the wolves in the land -- and it turns kingdom. Who turn out they are to be ''[[SavageWolves hungry]]''.
24th Apr '17 1:50:53 PM MrThorfan64
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* ''Series/{{Once Upon A Time}}'': Once has used this trope a few times, including the Rapunzel episode, Cruella de Vil back story episode, and season 4 finale, where Emma is rescued by her son and her boyfriend.

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* ''Series/{{Once Upon A Time}}'': Once has used this trope a few times, including the Rapunzel episode, Cruella de Vil back story episode, and season 4 finale, where Emma is rescued by her son and her boyfriend.
boyfriend. However in Cruella's case [[spoiler:it turns out her mother kept her imprisoned due to Cruella murdering all three of her mother's husbands while a child. When she is released she murders her mother.]]
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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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
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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.
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