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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).
27th Nov '15 5:31:58 PM nombretomado
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* Horridus from ''TheSavageDragon'' and ''Freak Force'' is a reptilian-looking HalfHumanHybrid whose parents kept her chained up in the basement. But ''TSD'' being a comic book where the main hero is a green guy with a fin on his head, Horridus didn't have that much trouble integrating with society.
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* Horridus from ''TheSavageDragon'' ''ComicBook/TheSavageDragon'' and ''Freak Force'' is a reptilian-looking HalfHumanHybrid whose parents kept her chained up in the basement. But ''TSD'' being a comic book where the main hero is a green guy with a fin on his head, Horridus didn't have that much trouble integrating with society.
2nd Nov '15 12:53:52 PM Adept
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* [[spoiler: Towa]] from MermaidSaga.
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* [[spoiler: Towa]] from MermaidSaga.''Manga/MermaidSaga''.
29th Sep '15 11:00:00 PM IcarusPhoenix
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* Allegedly actually happened (''hopefully'' not anymore); A program on old houses featured a new homeowner doing research into a recently-purchased 19th century house, trying to determine the purpose of a second-story room with iron bars on the windows, a metal floor with welded metal loops for attaching chains, and a door that locks from the outside. While researching at the library, an old woman overheard him describing the room, tapped him on the shoulder, and gently explained to him, "You have a ''[[UnusualEuphemism Disappointments Room]],''" where children with developmental disorders were kept by families that didn't know what else to do, and didn't want their secret known. Further research turned up the former owner's family gravestone at the local cemetery; there was one name, a girl's, and a set of dates indicating death at a young age, that did not correspond to any of the family members listed in the town's archives.
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* Allegedly actually happened (''hopefully'' not anymore); A program on old houses featured a In ''If Walls Could Talk'' episode 17.13, the new homeowner doing research into owner of a recently-purchased 19th century house, trying house tried to determine the purpose of a second-story room with iron bars on the windows, a metal floor with welded metal loops for attaching chains, loops, and a door that locks locked from the outside. While researching at the library, an An old woman overheard at the library told him describing the room, tapped him on the shoulder, and gently explained to him, that "You have a ''[[UnusualEuphemism Disappointments Room]],''" where children with developmental disorders were kept by families that didn't know what else to do, and didn't want their secret known. Further research turned up The homeowner accepted this claim after learning that the former owner's family gravestone at daughter had died young, but never been mentioned in newspaper articles about the local cemetery; there was one name, a girl's, and a set of dates indicating death at a young age, prominent family. The claim that did not correspond to any of the family members listed in the town's archives.room had been designed to imprison her, however, or that such rooms were a common practice, [[http://forum.forteantimes.com/index.php?threads/disappointments-room.33518/ is pure speculation with no supporting evidence]].
13th Sep '15 5:03:25 PM nombretomado
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* ''TheOblongs'' do this to Granny. Sort of. Their son isn't even aware Granny is still alive.
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* ''TheOblongs'' ''WesternAnimation/TheOblongs'' do this to Granny. Sort of. Their son isn't even aware Granny is still alive.
6th Sep '15 5:39:25 PM nombretomado
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* The protagonist in NeilGaiman's short story "Forbidden Brides of the Faceless Slaves in the Nameless House of the Night of Dread Desire" has an Aunt Agatha chained in his attic. This has no bearing on the plot, it's just one of the things that establish that he lives in a world of Gothic/adventure/fantasy/horror fiction clichés. A character in the story he's writing is also mentioned to have (had) a "hopelessly insane" wife whom he claimed to be dead. Well, he ''is'' writing a realistic, slice of life story based on the world he's living in.
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* The protagonist in NeilGaiman's Creator/NeilGaiman's short story "Forbidden Brides of the Faceless Slaves in the Nameless House of the Night of Dread Desire" has an Aunt Agatha chained in his attic. This has no bearing on the plot, it's just one of the things that establish that he lives in a world of Gothic/adventure/fantasy/horror fiction clichés. A character in the story he's writing is also mentioned to have (had) a "hopelessly insane" wife whom he claimed to be dead. Well, he ''is'' writing a realistic, slice of life story based on the world he's living in.
30th Aug '15 7:16:25 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Film/TheUnearthly'' (which famously includes Tor Johnson saying "[[{{Narm}} Time for go to bed]]") the MadScientist [[HamAndCheese played by]] JohnCarradine has a bunch of degenerate caveman things in the basement. [[MysteryScienceTheater3000 Crow]] thinks they look like Ian Anderson on the cover of ''[[JethroTull Aqualung]]''.
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* In ''Film/TheUnearthly'' (which famously includes Tor Johnson saying "[[{{Narm}} Time for go to bed]]") the MadScientist [[HamAndCheese played by]] JohnCarradine has a bunch of degenerate caveman things in the basement. [[MysteryScienceTheater3000 [[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 Crow]] thinks they look like Ian Anderson on the cover of ''[[JethroTull Aqualung]]''.
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