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11th Mar '16 5:56:32 PM Menarker
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** [[spoiler:Ian Starshine]] let himself be caught, thinking he could recruit ''other'' prisoners to help bring down a local dictatorship. Unfortunately, this backfired on him. All the smart prisoners don't last long, and just because a master thief can easily evade the local law enforcement doesn't necessarily mean he can escape on his own.

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** [[spoiler:Ian Starshine]] let himself be caught, thinking he could recruit ''other'' prisoners to help bring down a local dictatorship. Unfortunately, this backfired on him. All the The smart prisoners don't last long, long (due to prisoners occasionally being selected to fight in arenas, thus culling out the weakest ones), and just because a master thief can easily evade the local law enforcement doesn't necessarily mean he can escape on his own.
17th Jan '16 6:05:19 PM cybertoy0
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** We first see Silvers Rayleigh as a prisoner in a human trafficking operation. He later escapes easily, and admits to a fellow escapee that he only allowed himself to be caught so he could rob whoever bought him at the next auction. He then realized that no one was going to pay for an old man like him, so he decided to cut out the middleman and rob the slave shop.
8th Jan '16 2:21:26 PM mockingjay
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In the fourth season of ''[[WesternAnimation/LegendOfKorra]]'' Ikki definitely takes after her grandfather in this regard. She's captured by two of Kuvira's soldiers and tied to a chair with rope, but is easily able to slip her arms in and out of her bonds at will. When Jinora and Meelo finally show up to rescue her she shimmies out the ropes and [[ComplainingAboutRescuesTheyDontLike complains that she had everything under control]].

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* In the fourth season of ''[[WesternAnimation/LegendOfKorra]]'' WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra Ikki definitely takes after her grandfather in this regard. She's captured by two of Kuvira's soldiers and tied to a chair with rope, but is easily able to slip her arms in and out of her bonds at will. When Jinora and Meelo finally show up to rescue her she shimmies out the ropes and [[ComplainingAboutRescuesTheyDontLike complains that she had everything under control]].
8th Jan '16 2:19:23 PM mockingjay
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In the fourth season of ''[[WesternAnimation/LegendOfKorra]]'' Ikki definitely takes after her grandfather in this regard. She's captured by two of Kuvira's soldiers and tied to a chair with rope, but is easily able to slip her arms in and out of her bonds at will. When Jinora and Meelo finally show up to rescue her she shimmies out the ropes and [[ComplainingAboutRescuesTheyDontLike complains that she had everything under control]].
5th Jan '16 6:55:34 AM Willbyr
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* In ''ImmortalRain'', Rain is this in the rare times he gets caught. The warden [[LampshadeHAnging lampshades]] this by getting angry that he uses the high-security zeppelin-prison as a taxi, getting caught only when he needs to get someplace far.

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* In ''ImmortalRain'', ''Manga/ImmortalRain'', Rain is this in the rare times he gets caught. The warden [[LampshadeHAnging lampshades]] this by getting angry that he uses the high-security zeppelin-prison as a taxi, getting caught only when he needs to get someplace far.



* In ''{{Trigun}}'', Vash bumbles his way into a volatile scene and gets captured and tied up. He frequently escapes his bonds and does something weird to keep the situation from getting deadly but insists on staying there, getting tied up again, even at one point trying to re-tie himself up.

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* In ''{{Trigun}}'', ''Manga/{{Trigun}}'', Vash bumbles his way into a volatile scene and gets captured and tied up. He frequently escapes his bonds and does something weird to keep the situation from getting deadly but insists on staying there, getting tied up again, even at one point trying to re-tie himself up.
18th Dec '15 11:24:19 PM nombretomado
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* In ShadowHeartsFromTheNewWorld [[spoiler: the party is captured by pirates]] after going through some interrogations [[spoiler: Natan simply rips the door off and walks out, much to the surprise of Johnny. They could have gotten out at anytime but Shania and Natan wanted to assess the situation.]]

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* In ShadowHeartsFromTheNewWorld ''VideoGame/ShadowHeartsFromTheNewWorld'' [[spoiler: the party is captured by pirates]] after going through some interrogations [[spoiler: Natan simply rips the door off and walks out, much to the surprise of Johnny. They could have gotten out at anytime but Shania and Natan wanted to assess the situation.]]
18th Nov '15 9:46:06 AM lalalei2001
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This is a common case for powerful heroes who have been WronglyAccused. They often stay around to show their respect for justice, and because breaking out would convince people of their guilt, as well as getting them into unwanted fights. It can also be a form of protective custody from their point of view.

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This is a common case for powerful heroes who have been WronglyAccused. They often stay around to show their respect for justice, and because breaking out would convince people of their guilt, as well as getting them into unwanted fights. It can also be a form of protective custody from their point of view. Compare CapturedOnPurpose, where a character lets themselves be captured as part of a plan and can't necessarily escape easily.
11th Oct '15 4:18:39 PM nombretomado
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* In ''PhineasAndFerb'', Perry never makes any attempt to escape from Dr. Doofenshmirtz's traps until the very last second, at which point he does so easily. When he was trapped by chair-cuffs, he removed his hand to grab some popcorn, then ''put it back''. At another point Doofenshmirtz mutters that Perry could have been considerate enough to get in his trap during a delay, which he immediately does.

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* In ''PhineasAndFerb'', ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'', Perry never makes any attempt to escape from Dr. Doofenshmirtz's traps until the very last second, at which point he does so easily. When he was trapped by chair-cuffs, he removed his hand to grab some popcorn, then ''put it back''. At another point Doofenshmirtz mutters that Perry could have been considerate enough to get in his trap during a delay, which he immediately does.
4th Oct '15 1:05:13 PM ultimomant
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* ''Fanfic/TheBridge'':
** When Godzilla Junior is getting escorted out of the dungeons by a large number of guards while wearing large manacles and a thick muzzle, itís made abundantly clear that he could break out and escape anytime he wants but simply goes along with it, at least until a particularly obnoxious guard begins antagonising him repeatedly prompting Junior to [[BreakingTheBonds snap his restraints, burn through the muzzle]] and knock said guard into a wall before promptly holding out his hooves to be chained again. He later explains that he didnít break out earlier because of the chance innocents might get caught in the crossfire and also because he was starting to suspect the whole brawl happened due to a misunderstanding. Later, after seeing all his allies in the throne room, he promptly breaks out of them again by accident to run up to them.
** Xenilla allows himself to get arrested by the Crystal Empire so that [[spoiler:he'll be in the perfect position to ambush King Sombra. However, while he was strong enough to easily break free, he didn't anticipate that the prison would have an alarm system, so he needed Blade Dancer's help to escape without alerting Sombra.]]
3rd Oct '15 8:21:30 PM ultimomant
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* The Mad King from ''X-Ray & Vav'' makes it clear that he could have easily escaped the prison/mental institution that he had been assigned to whenever he wanted, but chose to stay until he could deliver a very literal HannibalLecture to the protagonists.

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* The Mad King from ''X-Ray & Vav'' ''WebAnimation/XRayAndVav'' makes it clear that he could have easily escaped the prison/mental institution that he had been assigned to whenever he wanted, but chose to stay until he could deliver a very literal HannibalLecture to the protagonists.



* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Superfriends}}'' episode "The Giants of Doom", Bizarro, Sinestro, Toyman, and Captain Cold allow themselves to be captured by the Superfriends and placed in a specially designed cell. Once they are ready, Sinestro reveals that he can control his power ring even when it is not on his hand and they break free. Their goal was to gain access to the Justice League Computer. Amazingly, [[http://www.seanbaby.com/superfriends/bizarro.htm ''Bizarro'']] was the one who came up with this plan.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Superfriends}}'' ''WesternAnimation/SuperFriends'' episode "The Giants of Doom", Bizarro, Sinestro, Toyman, and Captain Cold allow themselves to be captured by the Superfriends and placed in a specially designed cell. Once they are ready, Sinestro reveals that he can control his power ring even when it is not on his hand and they break free. Their goal was to gain access to the Justice League Computer. Amazingly, [[http://www.''[[http://www.seanbaby.com/superfriends/bizarro.htm ''Bizarro'']] Bizarro]]'' was the one who came up with this plan.
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