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4th May '16 11:32:41 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Kinzo Ushiromiya in ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'' locked ''himself'' in his little mini-apartment at the top of his mansion in Rokkenjima and refuses to come out. He's certainly crazy enough to qualify.

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* Kinzo Ushiromiya in ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'' ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'' locked ''himself'' in his little mini-apartment at the top of his mansion in Rokkenjima and refuses to come out. He's certainly crazy enough to qualify.
28th Mar '16 4:59:01 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* Alberto Blest-Gana's ''El Loco Estero'' has the titular Julián "El Loco" Estero, an ex-military man locked away by his sister Manuela supposedly to keep his borderline AxCrazy tantrums at bay, but in reality [[FinancialAbuse to use his share of the family inheritance]] (out of resentment for [[HeirClubForMen being passed up as heiress]]). Carlos Díaz, TheProtagonist of the book, manages to strike an InterGenerationalFriendship with Estero and vows to set him free.
19th Mar '16 7:39:07 PM wolftickets1969
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'', Lorenzo Cabot has been imprisoned in the basement of the Parsons State Insane Asylum since 1898 due to wearing an ArtifactOfDoom that granted him an [[LongLived unnaturally long lifespan]] and inhuman powers, but [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity at the cost of his sanity]].

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'', Lorenzo Cabot has been imprisoned in the basement of the Parsons State Insane Asylum since 1898 due to wearing obtaining an ArtifactOfDoom that granted him an [[LongLived unnaturally long lifespan]] {{immortality}} and inhuman superhuman powers, but [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity at the cost of his sanity]].
19th Mar '16 7:36:38 PM wolftickets1969
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'', Lorenzo Cabot has been imprisoned in the basement of the Parsons State Insane Asylum since 1898 due to wearing an ArtifactOfDoom that granted him an [[LongLived unnaturally long lifespan]] and inhuman powers, but [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity at the cost of his sanity]].
19th Feb '16 1:28:30 AM VVK
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** In [[http://www.hplovecraft.com/writings/texts/fiction/u.aspx "The Unnamable"]], what was kept in the attic was some super-vague... [[UltimateEvil thing]]; a HumanoidAbomination MixAndMatchCritter whose appearance caused someone to GoMadFromTheRevelation. Its relationship to the people keeping it there was also vague. Then it had died and become [[EldritchAbomination even weirder]].
12th Feb '16 9:39:49 AM TheUnknownUploader
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode "Marjorine", Butters is selected to [[FakingTheDead fake his death]]. When he returns home, his parents chain him up in the basement believing he is a DamagedSoul and kill a woman so he can feed. Due to NegativeContinuity, he is out in the next episode.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode "Marjorine", Butters is selected to [[FakingTheDead fake his death]]. When he returns home, his parents chain him up in the basement believing he is a DamagedSoul and kill a woman so he can feed. Due to NegativeContinuity, StatusQuoIsGod, he is out in the next episode.
8th Feb '16 8:11:06 AM JoieDeCombat
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* Used in ''Wolf in the Fold'' from the ''HawkAndFisher'' series.

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* Used in ''Wolf In Creator/SimonRGreen's Hawk and Fisher story "Wolf in the Fold'' from Fold," the ''HawkAndFisher'' series.noble [=MacNeil=] family's dark Family Secret is the existence of "the freak." The physical deformities, it's noted, could have been overlooked - "occasional unfortunates were inevitable when the Quality became as inbred as it had in Haven" - but when the freak proved to be an immortal energy vampire who drained the life force of any living thing near it, ''that'' was horrific enough that his father walled him up in a secret room in Tower [=MacNeil=] where he remained undying but quiescent until the Family stopped feeding him.
6th Feb '16 12:36:12 AM harostar
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* In ''Manga/TokyoGhoul [=:Re=]'', Shuu Tsukiyama is revealed to have been reduced to this state in the three years between the series. Extensive grief and starvation have taken their toll on him, leaving him bed-ridden except for during violent episodes where he attacks anyone near him. This forces the servants to keep him drugged, lying to him about what happened and over-hunting to keep him from dying. After Kanae finally [[spoiler: brings him evidence that Kaneki is still alive]], he begins to recover and struggles to make amends to his family for all the trouble he caused them.
23rd Jan '16 9:40:00 AM nombretomado
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* The most terrifying kind shows up in the StephenKing short story "Gramma," from Literature/SkeletonCrew. She's been senile and dying in the back room for years, and her grandkids are terrified of her...with good reason.

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* The most terrifying kind shows up in the StephenKing Creator/StephenKing short story "Gramma," from Literature/SkeletonCrew. She's been senile and dying in the back room for years, and her grandkids are terrified of her...with good reason.
17th Dec '15 12:21:24 PM ScroogeMacDuck
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* The alternate timeline in which Merida finds herself in the final installment of the ''[[Fanfic/DisneysWarACrossoverStory Disney's War A Crossover Story]]'' series, since Anna died young [[note]] Don't worry, fans, she turns to have merely been kidnapped, but this is irrelevant to the example.[[/note]], it's Elsa that Hans tried to marry, and being the ManipulativeBastard he is, he convinced her everybody'd be better off if she willingly became a Madwoman In The Attic, so she jails herself in a cell hidden in her palace while Hans rules. What she doesn't know is that Hans took advantage of the situation to claim Elsa was dead and seize the throne, and that even if she wanted to escape Hans wouldn't allow it. Merida, however, finds Elsa and tells her the truth, and Elsa promptly frees herself (she could have anytime, she just didn't know there was a need to do so).
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