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23rd May '17 7:04:45 PM sarysa
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* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' has a one-episode gag involving Peter Griffin's unnamed hairless twin, kept in captivity by family his entire life. At the end of the episode, the twin escapes and unconvincingly tries to replace Peter.
23rd May '17 7:31:27 AM sarysa
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Usually either AxCrazy or TheGrotesque. Compare ManInTheIronMask.

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Usually either AxCrazy or TheGrotesque. Compare ManInTheIronMask.
ManInTheIronMask. Non-consensual sub-trope of TheShutIn.
22nd May '17 12:27:30 PM Eagal
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This trope is named for the landmark work of feminist literary criticism by Sandra Gilbert and Susan Gubar, referring to [[spoiler:Mr. Rochester's wife]] in Creator/CharlotteBronte's ''Literature/JaneEyre''. The analysis indicates that this trope first popularly appeared, of all places, in Victorian women's literature, where depicting some women as crazy people was an easy way to make female villains with whom readers would be unlikely to sympathize. Obviously, this plan was not a complete success.

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This trope is named for the landmark work of feminist literary criticism by Sandra Gilbert and Susan Gubar, referring to [[spoiler:Mr. Mr. Rochester's wife]] wife in Creator/CharlotteBronte's ''Literature/JaneEyre''. The analysis indicates that this trope first popularly appeared, of all places, in Victorian women's literature, where depicting some women as crazy people was an easy way to make female villains with whom readers would be unlikely to sympathize. Obviously, this plan was not a complete success.
7th May '17 3:49:11 AM perfectpieces
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This is when a character with mental problems, and often some physical deformity, is locked away because s/he will never fit into society, usually either in the attic or in the basement, and often by a CorruptHick. The more of a BigFancyHouse, the better; in fact, the smarter ones will sometimes have a secret system of peepholes and secret passages so they can move around as they please. They also tend to be inbred.

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This is when a character with mental problems, and often some physical deformity, is locked away because s/he they will never fit into society, usually either in the attic or in the basement, and often by a CorruptHick. The more of a BigFancyHouse, the better; in fact, the smarter ones will sometimes have a secret system of peepholes and secret passages so they can move around as they please. They also tend to be inbred.
4th May '17 8:39:06 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* The infamous [[BloodBath Elizabeth Báthory]] counts as one of these, as she was imprisoned within a bricked-up set of rooms, with only small slits left open for ventilation and the passage of food to the prisoner.

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* The infamous [[BloodBath After being revealed as a SerialKiller, Elizabeth Báthory]] counts as one of these, as she Báthory was imprisoned within a bricked-up set of rooms, with only small slits left open for ventilation and the passage of food to the prisoner.passage.
1st May '17 6:20:03 AM juniperlove15
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* [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds Carly]] from F. Paul Wilson's ''Faces'': The existence of others like her is implied in this and other Adversary Cycle stories.

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* [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds Carly]] from F. Paul Wilson's ''Faces'': The existence of others like her is implied in this and other Adversary Cycle stories. WordOfGod says that she is the above mentioned child in Creator/RichardMatheson's story [[AscendedFanFic all grown up]].
1st May '17 6:08:14 AM juniperlove15
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* ''Film/The Beast in the Cellar''.

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* ''Film/The Beast in the Cellar''.''Film/TheBeastInTheCellar''.



* Carly from F. Paul Wilson's ''Faces'': The existence of others like her is implied in this and other Adversary Cycle stories.

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* Carly [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds Carly]] from F. Paul Wilson's ''Faces'': The existence of others like her is implied in this and other Adversary Cycle stories.
17th Apr '17 5:07:01 PM Monolaf317
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* ''VideoGame/HelloNeighbor'': [[https://youtu.be/O41H9yESyHA This trailer]] implies this is what's in the Neighbor's basement, since [[spoiler:when the player enters the basement, there are silhouettes of other figures, and the sound of a woman sobbing, before the voice of a young girl screams "RUN!!!", causing the lights to go out, and the woman's sobs to stop. The player tries to see who or what made the noise, [[NothingIsScarier but doesn't find anything]]... Until the end of the level where, right when the Neighbor is about to drag the protagonist from his hiding place, the little girl screams, causing the Neighbor to ignore the player, and go after the little girl's voice]]. [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything The implications of this scene are...]] [[FridgeHorror disturbing, to say the least]].
22nd Mar '17 1:16:13 PM ironballs16
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* Blanche Monier, a 25 years old woman from a wealthy family living in Poitiers, France, was locked in a small attic room for 25 years by her mother and brother. The reason for it was her desire to marry a lawyer which her family deemed unsuitable due to his lack of money. What probably started as a temporary punishment turned into a permanent nightmare as her mother refused to allow her to leave the room. Blanche's fits of anger and despair at her situation only convinced her mother and brother that she was mentally unstable, and enforced their belief that she should be kept sequestered. In the end, somebody wrote a letter to the police informing them of Blanche's captivity and she was found emaciated and naked, living in appalling conditions in the filthy room. Unfortunately, her sanity had been severely damaged by her imprisonment and abuse, and she never quite recovered from her ordeal.

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* Blanche Monier, a 25 years old woman from a wealthy family living in Poitiers, France, was locked in a small attic room for 25 years by her mother and brother. The reason for it was her desire to marry a lawyer which [[ParentalMarriageVeto her family deemed unsuitable due to his lack of money.money]]. What probably started as a temporary punishment turned into a permanent nightmare as her mother refused to allow her to leave the room. [[CircularReasoning Blanche's fits of anger and despair at her situation only convinced her mother and brother that she was mentally unstable, and enforced their belief that she should be kept sequestered.sequestered]]. In the end, somebody wrote a letter to the police informing them of Blanche's captivity and she was found emaciated and naked, living in appalling conditions in the filthy room. Unfortunately, her sanity had been severely damaged by her imprisonment and abuse, and she never quite recovered from her ordeal.
19th Mar '17 6:07:07 PM juniperlove15
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%%* ''The Beast in the Cellar''.

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%%* ''The * ''Film/The Beast in the Cellar''.
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