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4th Dec '16 3:27:27 AM upupandaway42
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* In the AgentsOfSHIELD episode [[Recap/AgentsOfSHIELDS2E1Shadows Shadows]], Carl "Crusher" Creel enters a secure military base to steal a powerful item for HYDRA by getting captured and locked up in said base, then using his [[ElementalShapeshifter superpowers]] to easily escape.

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* In the AgentsOfSHIELD Series/AgentsOfSHIELD episode [[Recap/AgentsOfSHIELDS2E1Shadows Shadows]], Carl "Crusher" Creel enters a secure military base to steal a powerful item for HYDRA by getting captured and locked up in said base, then using his [[ElementalShapeshifter superpowers]] to easily escape.
2nd Dec '16 2:42:53 PM upupandaway42
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* In the AgentsOfSHIELD episode [[AgentsOfSHIELDS2E1Shadows Shadows]], Carl "Crusher" Creel enters a secure military base to steal a powerful item for HYDRA by getting captured and locked up in said base, then using his [[ElementalShapeshifter superpowers]] to easily escape.

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* In the AgentsOfSHIELD episode [[AgentsOfSHIELDS2E1Shadows [[Recap/AgentsOfSHIELDS2E1Shadows Shadows]], Carl "Crusher" Creel enters a secure military base to steal a powerful item for HYDRA by getting captured and locked up in said base, then using his [[ElementalShapeshifter superpowers]] to easily escape.
1st Dec '16 2:34:19 PM upupandaway42
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* In the AgentsOfSHIELD episode [[AgentsOfSHIELDS2E1Shadows Shadows]], Carl "Crusher" Creel enters a secure military base to steal a powerful item for HYDRA by getting captured and locked up in said base, then using his [[ElementalShapeshifter superpowers]] to easily escape.
20th Nov '16 12:30:42 PM StFan
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-->-- '''Batman''', ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'', "Injustice For All"

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-->-- '''Batman''', ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'', "Injustice For for All"



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-->'''Evil''': '''''Next!'''''

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(''beats the tar out of her captors [[WithMyHandsTied while tied to a chair]]'')

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(''beats ''[beats the tar out of her captors [[WithMyHandsTied while tied to a chair]]'')chair]]]''



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* Andre Linoge in ''StormOfTheCentury'' brutally murders an old woman, then deliberately waits around to be arrested for it. As he proves later in the story, he's fully capable of breaking out of the town's rickety jail cell whenever he feels like it, but getting himself captured and pretending to be their prisoner for a while is all part of his master plan to get what he wants.

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* Andre Linoge in ''StormOfTheCentury'' ''Series/StormOfTheCentury'' brutally murders an old woman, then deliberately waits around to be arrested for it. As he proves later in the story, he's fully capable of breaking out of the town's rickety jail cell whenever he feels like it, but getting himself captured and pretending to be their prisoner for a while is all part of his master plan to get what he wants.



* In ''{{Geneforge}} 4'', Khyrk (a master Shaper) is captured by Shaper Monarch (a madman with dreams of world conquest). When the player character is sent to rescue him Khyrk reveals that he could have freed himself at any time, but chose to stay captive to learn Monarch's weaknesses and tell them to you.

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* In ''{{Geneforge}} ''VideoGame/{{Geneforge}} 4'', Khyrk (a master Shaper) is captured by Shaper Monarch (a madman with dreams of world conquest). When the player character is sent to rescue him Khyrk reveals that he could have freed himself at any time, but chose to stay captive to learn Monarch's weaknesses and tell them to you.



* The Joker in ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum'' only lets Batman capture him so that he can take over Arkham.

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* ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamSeries'':
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The Joker in ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum'' only lets Batman capture him so that he can take over Arkham.



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17th Nov '16 2:52:16 AM Tron80
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* Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}: In ''Adventure Comics #424'', Linda Danvers -the titular heroine- allows herself to be held prisoner by a mob gang so she can track down their boss. As soon as she gets what she wants, she breaks free, beats the whole mob up and jails them.
27th Oct '16 7:15:18 PM DustSnitch
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** The page quote is Franchise/{{Batman}} being {{Ba|dAss}}tman. But he's not the only one to pull it off in the series. When Flash is arrested for robbery, Green Lantern comes to get him. Because the cops have video proof that Flash was performing the heists, they cannot believe another superhero is here to bail him out. GL just gives the guards a funny look. [[TooDumbToLive "If he were really guilty, do you think you could have held him here with a pair of handcuffs?"]] Cue Flash spinning the handcuffs on one finger, having removed them himself. This is, of course, on top of the fact that ''he's the'' '''[[SuperSpeed Flash.]]'''

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** The page quote is Franchise/{{Batman}} being {{Ba|dAss}}tman.Batman. But he's not the only one to pull it off in the series. When Flash is arrested for robbery, Green Lantern comes to get him. Because the cops have video proof that Flash was performing the heists, they cannot believe another superhero is here to bail him out. GL just gives the guards a funny look. [[TooDumbToLive "If he were really guilty, do you think you could have held him here with a pair of handcuffs?"]] Cue Flash spinning the handcuffs on one finger, having removed them himself. This is, of course, on top of the fact that ''he's the'' '''[[SuperSpeed Flash.]]'''
25th Oct '16 2:54:25 PM ItsCursorBby
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* Dazai sort of does this in ''Manga/BungouStrayDogs'' when captured by the Port Mafia. Chuya comes along and, after some talking, breaks Dazai's chains off of the wall so they can fight. Dazai then reveals that he'd actually managed to unlock the shackles on his wrists and thus could've gotten out whenever he wanted.
9th Oct '16 3:28:42 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''ComicBook/{{Aquila}}'': One of the gifts bestowed on Aquila by the evil goddess that resurrected him is that no lock or chain can hold or bind him for longer than he wishes. When he's first introduced having been chained up by an old man, he calmly listens to the man explaining his reasons for wanting revenge before casting off his chains and killing him.
5th Sep '16 4:27:14 PM vtarira
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** In [[CaptainAmericaCivilWar Civil War]] Bucky is imprisoned in a secure mobile cell. [[spoiler:once Zemo says the codewords he breaks out relatively easily, he was just staying there previously because it was the right thing to do]].

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** In [[CaptainAmericaCivilWar ''[[Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar Civil War]] War]]'' Bucky is imprisoned in a secure mobile cell. [[spoiler:once [[spoiler:When Zemo says starts saying the codewords TriggerPhrase, he breaks out relatively easily, he easily (though [[TearJerker not quite in time]])--he was just staying there previously because it was the right thing to do]].
3rd Sep '16 5:05:07 AM LadyJaneGrey
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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.

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This is Trope can be a dangerous {{foil}} for TheJailer, and often ''is''. Also 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.
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