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6th Nov '17 8:58:19 PM ultimomant
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** ''Film/ThorRagnarok'' opens with Thor in a cage in Surtur's realm. He narrates that it's a long story but he let himself get imprisoned so that he could talk to Surtur and figure out his plans. As soon as Thor has what he needs to know, he breaks free.
3rd Nov '17 3:10:36 PM ahasemore
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** In ''[[Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar Civil War]]'' Bucky is imprisoned in a secure mobile cell. [[spoiler:When Zemo starts saying the TriggerPhrase, he breaks out relatively easily (though [[TearJerker not quite in time]])--he was just staying there previously because it was the right thing to do]].

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** In ''[[Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar Civil War]]'' Bucky is imprisoned in a secure mobile cell. [[spoiler:When Zemo starts saying the TriggerPhrase, he breaks out relatively easily (though [[TearJerker not quite in time]])--he was just staying there previously because it was the right thing to do]].do. However, the cell is supposed to have electrical system defenses as well, it's possible Bucky wouldn't have been able to break out if Zemo didn't also cut the electricity with an EMP bomb]].
1st Sep '17 4:53:22 AM Morgenthaler
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* Johnny 5 in ''Film/ShortCircuit II'', is handcuffed to a metal shelf in the stolen property room at the police station. When his buddy Ben shows up he tells Johnny "O.K. number Johnny 5, you can go now" at which point 5 just lifts his arm and the cuffs snap off.

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* Johnny 5 in ''Film/ShortCircuit II'', ''Film/ShortCircuit2'', is handcuffed to a metal shelf in the stolen property room at the police station. When his buddy Ben shows up he tells Johnny "O.K. number Johnny 5, you can go now" at which point 5 just lifts his arm and the cuffs snap off.
10th Aug '17 8:00:48 PM Gamermaster
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* Princess Suyaris from ''Manga/MaouJouDeOyasumi'' [[CardboardPrison leaves her cell every single chapter]], and has on several occasions left the castle grounds entirely without anyone trying to stop her. The only reason she keeps coming back is presumably because she wouldn't be able to sleep all the time if she went home.
1st Aug '17 10:57:38 AM Panzerkampf
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* Taylor is most certainly this in [[https://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/crouching-tiger-goes-to-prison-worm-au-of-an-au.480139/ Crouching Tiger Goes to Prison]]. Given her abilities, the juvenile prison she's sent to doesn't have a hope of containing her if she decided to break out- luckily for them, she's willing to serve out her sentence.
2nd Jun '17 1:52:23 PM narm00
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* Ban from ''Manga/TheSevenDeadlySins'' spent five years in a prison, being nailed to a wall with huge steel stakes. He was deprived of sunlight, food and even movement. However, after he heard about captain's return, he pulled stakes out of his limbs, kicked the door down and went to the exit, while effortlessly defeating anyone who tried to stop him. When knight, who originaly caught him attempted to stop his escape, he revealed that he let himself be jailed and tortured out of boredom, and proceeded to kill the knight with his own weapon.

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* Ban from ''Manga/TheSevenDeadlySins'' spent five years in a prison, being nailed to a wall with huge steel stakes. He was deprived of sunlight, food and even movement. However, after he heard about captain's return, he pulled stakes out of his limbs, kicked the door down and went to the exit, while effortlessly defeating anyone who tried to stop him. When knight, the knight who originaly originally caught him attempted to stop his escape, he revealed that he let himself be jailed and tortured out of boredom, and proceeded to kill the knight with his own weapon.



* Whenever ThePunisher is jailed, it's usually because he allowed himself to be (usually he walks up to a police station and says "I surrender"), so he can kill one or more guys who are unreachable otherwise. Given that he's the friggin' ''Punisher'', only a few prisoners ever give him trouble.
* 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.

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* Whenever ThePunisher ComicBook/ThePunisher is jailed, it's usually because he allowed himself to be (usually he walks up to a police station and says "I surrender"), so he can kill one or more guys who are unreachable otherwise. Given that he's the friggin' ''Punisher'', only a few prisoners ever give him trouble.
* Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}: In ''Adventure Comics #424'', Linda Danvers -the - the titular heroine- 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.



** In ''Asterix and Cleopatra'', when the heroes are imprisoned after being falsely accused of attempting to poison the queen with the Special Iced Arsenic Cake. They use the time in prison to prepare a defense and when they are ready to present it to the queen Obelix all but ignores their restraints and guards.
** In ''Asterix and the Goths'' Obelix repeatedly breaks down the prison door to request various ingredients from the guards ([[BigGuy are you noticing a trend?]])
* The first issue of ''ComicBook/BatmanGothamAdventures'' sees the Joker brought to the Batcave for safekeeping (it's a long story). When the rest of the team is called out on a mission, he is handcuffed to a rail and Batgirl is left to guard him. After annoying her for a while with his TalkativeLoon qualities, he quotes [[Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit Roger Rabbit]] almost word for word: "I could have gotten out of these cuffs any time I wanted. I just had to wait until it was funny." And then he does.

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** In ''Asterix and Cleopatra'', when the heroes are imprisoned after being falsely accused of attempting to poison the queen with the Special Iced Arsenic Cake. They use the time in prison to prepare a defense and when they are ready to present it to the queen Obelix all but ignores their restraints and guards.
** In ''Asterix and the Goths'' Goths'', Obelix repeatedly breaks down the prison door to request various ingredients from the guards ([[BigGuy are you noticing a trend?]])
* The first issue of ''ComicBook/BatmanGothamAdventures'' sees the Joker ComicBook/{{the Joker}} brought to the Batcave for safekeeping (it's a long story). When the rest of the team is called out on a mission, he is handcuffed to a rail and Batgirl is left to guard him. After annoying her for a while with his TalkativeLoon qualities, he quotes [[Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit Roger Rabbit]] almost word for word: "I could have gotten out of these cuffs any time I wanted. I just had to wait until it was funny." And then he does.



* In ''ComicBook/{{Alias}}'', Jessica Jones is taken in for questioning in a murder case (the murdered party being her client). The cops know she has superhuman strength and durability, and note that if she wanted to, she could just get up and walk out, with none of them able to stop her. Jessica agrees this is true, and when pressed as to why she doesn't do that, observes that at the moment, she's only being questioned; whereas leaving the precinct (with presumably at least ''some'' force needed) would get her in a lot more trouble.
* In TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks, ComicBook/WonderWoman would do this almost OnceAnEpisode, often for increasingly flimsy reasons (the real one being that creator William Moulton Marston was [[AuthorAppeal ridiculously obsessed with BDSM]]). Contrary to popular perception, the "lose my powers if I get chained by a man" KryptoniteFactor rarely came into play; Marston had no shortage of loopholes he could exploit (did the villains chain her wrists ''together''? Did they make sure to ''weld'' the chains?) to have her break her chains at a moment's notice.

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* In ''ComicBook/{{Alias}}'', Jessica Jones is taken in for questioning in a murder case (the murdered party being her client). The cops know she has superhuman strength and durability, and note that if she wanted to, she could just get up and walk out, with none of them able to stop her. Jessica agrees this is true, and when pressed as to why she doesn't do that, observes that at the moment, she's only being questioned; questioned, whereas leaving the precinct (with presumably at least ''some'' force needed) would get her in a lot more trouble.
* In TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks, ComicBook/WonderWoman UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks, Franchise/WonderWoman would do this almost OnceAnEpisode, often for increasingly flimsy reasons (the real one being that creator William Moulton Marston was [[AuthorAppeal ridiculously obsessed with BDSM]]). Contrary to popular perception, the "lose my powers if I get chained by a man" KryptoniteFactor rarely came into play; Marston had no shortage of loopholes he could exploit (did the villains chain her wrists ''together''? Did they make sure to ''weld'' the chains?) to have her break her chains at a moment's notice.



** In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E12BadWolf "Bad Wolf"]], the Doctor is briefly [[HeroicBlueScreenOfDeath rendered catatonic]] after believing Rose to have been killed. After a while of staring blankly at the wall, he turns to Jack, tells him [[LetsGetDangerous "Let's do it"]] and proceeds to knock out the guards in a matter of seconds.

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** In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E12BadWolf "Bad Wolf"]], the Doctor is briefly [[HeroicBlueScreenOfDeath [[HeroicBSOD rendered catatonic]] after believing Rose to have been killed. After a while of staring blankly at the wall, he turns to Jack, tells him [[LetsGetDangerous "Let's do it"]] and proceeds to knock out the guards in a matter of seconds.
29th May '17 5:32:53 PM Rubber_Lotus
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* In TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks, ComicBook/WonderWoman would do this almost OnceAnEpisode, often for increasingly flimsy reasons (the real one being that creator William Moulton Marston was [[AuthorAppeal ridiculously obsessed with BDSM]]). Contrary to popular perception, the "lose my powers if I get chained by a man" KryptoniteFactor rarely came into play; Marston had no shortage of loopholes he could exploit (did the villains chain her wrists ''together''? Did they make sure to ''weld'' the chains?) to have her break her chains at a moment's notice.
18th May '17 6:13:46 AM rwe1138
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** In Season 4, Robbie Reyes (Ghost Rider) initially agrees to accompany SHIELD in exchange for keeping his brother safe, but when it's discovered that he's on the ''Zephyr'' without the approval of Director Mace, Mace orders him held in the containment cell(where he, his brother, and Daisy were hiding anyway). Robbie proceeds to transform into the Rider and bust out of the cell relatively easily, something no one else has ever been able to do on their own. After he calms down, Mace and Coulson discuss that while they don't trust him, they literally have ''no'' way of keeping him prisoner unless he wants to be.

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** In Season 4, Robbie Reyes (Ghost Rider) initially agrees to accompany SHIELD in exchange for keeping his brother safe, but when it's discovered that he's on the ''Zephyr'' without the approval of Director Mace, Mace orders him held in the containment cell(where cell (where he, his brother, and Daisy were hiding anyway). Robbie proceeds to transform into the Rider and bust out of the cell relatively easily, something no one else has ever been able to do on their own. After he calms down, Mace and Coulson discuss that while they don't trust him, they literally have ''no'' way of keeping him prisoner unless he wants to be.
18th May '17 6:10:18 AM rwe1138
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* In ''ComicBook/{{Alias}}'', Jessica Jones is taken in for questioning in a murder case(the murdered party being her client). The cops know she has superhuman strength and durability, and note that if she wanted to, she could just get up and walk out, with none of them able to stop her. Jessica agrees this is true, and when pressed as to why she doesn't do that, observes that at the moment, she's only being questioned; whereas leaving the precinct(with presumably at least ''some'' force needed) would get her in a lot more trouble.

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* In ''ComicBook/{{Alias}}'', Jessica Jones is taken in for questioning in a murder case(the case (the murdered party being her client). The cops know she has superhuman strength and durability, and note that if she wanted to, she could just get up and walk out, with none of them able to stop her. Jessica agrees this is true, and when pressed as to why she doesn't do that, observes that at the moment, she's only being questioned; whereas leaving the precinct(with precinct (with presumably at least ''some'' force needed) would get her in a lot more trouble.
22nd Mar '17 7:11:24 AM ChronoLegion
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* In ''Series/TheFlash2014'', Music Meister is eventually captured by Cisco, Wally, and [[Series/{{Supergirl}} J'onn]] and placed in the Pipeline. At the end of the episode, he somehow gets out, applauds Barry and Kara, and vanishes into thin air. It's implied that it was all a part of his plan.
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