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14th Jun '16 9:22:26 AM Shadowgazer
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* ''Main/Croc'' has a surprising number of nightmarish creatures lurking in the dungeon of the villain's castle but none are more disturbing than a chained, rabid, (possibly) zombie prisoner that attempts to grab whoever comes near it. The chains imply that it cannot be trusted even by the Dantinis.
13th Jun '16 12:50:17 AM Minni128
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*[[spoiler: Ryuuko]] being the titular cellar secret in ''Fanfic/CellarSecrets'',as we find out in chapters three and five. However, she isn't mad or insane, instead she was a somewhat normal little girl (with some impairments), who had the misfortune of being something her mother wanted to keep hidden Oh, she wasn't just locked down there either, she was also abused and neglected, along with being made to live in a cage.
13th May '16 10:28:08 AM CaptEquinox
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* King George V of England's youngest son Prince John (1905-1919) - who was epileptic and 'mentally feeble' (probably autistic) was rumoured to have had this done to him. The truth was that from about seven (when the expectation would have normally been for him to go to boarding school) he lived with his nanny 'Lala' Biggs (who, like many Edwardian nannies, seems to have been deeply bonded with her charge, more like a foster parent than a hired help) in a cottage in Sandringham Park, socialised with estate workers' children, and probably had a happier childhood than his healthy brothers. But because of the embarrassment of having a son with mental disabilities, his royal parents seem to have preferred to remain silent about his life rather than publicly address the rumours.

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* King George V of England's youngest son [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_John_of_the_United_Kingdom Prince John John]] (1905-1919) - who was epileptic and 'mentally feeble' (probably autistic) was rumoured to have had this done to him. The truth was that from about seven (when the expectation would have normally been for him to go to boarding school) he lived with his nanny 'Lala' Biggs (who, like many Edwardian nannies, seems to have been deeply bonded with her charge, [[ParentalSubstitute more like a foster parent parent]] than a hired help) in a cottage in Sandringham Park, socialised with estate workers' children, and probably had a happier childhood than his healthy brothers. But because of the embarrassment of having a son with mental disabilities, disabilities[[note]]plus epilepsy was still associated with insanity at the time[[/note]], his royal parents seem to have preferred to remain silent about his life life[[note]]to the point of cutting him out of official family trees[[/note]] rather than publicly address the rumours.[[note]]He is the Johnnie mentioned as a "sweet boy" in ''TheKingsSpeech'' and has his own tv-miniseries, Stephen Poliakoff's ''The Lost Prince''.[[/note]]
13th May '16 12:29:30 AM CaptEquinox
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* Virginia Ridley, a resident of Ringgold, Georgia, was believed to be this. No one saw her for decades, it was rumored her eccentric husband Alvin kept her locked in the basement, and when he reported her death [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qe3RPEOyQGs he was promptly accused of her murder]]. Her hypergraphic {{Diary}}, [[http://snapjudgment.org/writing-wall-0 presented as evidence in the 1999 trial]], revealed she and Al were HappilyMarried. She was not a prisoner, just a {{Hikikomori}} due to severe epilepsy.
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.
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