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15th May '16 12:36:31 PM Quanyails
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* In ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'', the genie, who has been stuck in an itty-bitty living space for the 10 000 years preceding the film, and returns there until called upon during the film.

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* In ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'', the genie, who has been stuck in an itty-bitty living space for the 10 000 10,000 years preceding the film, and returns there until called upon during the film.
25th Apr '16 9:12:50 AM sorako
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* In ''Anime/{{Macross}} II'', we are given a glimpse of the cargo bay of an alien ship, where an army of ProudWarriorRace giant slave-soldiers are preserved waiting to be revived and sent into space.

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* In ''Anime/{{Macross}} II'', ''Anime/MacrossII'', we are given a glimpse of the cargo bay of an alien ship, where an army of ProudWarriorRace giant slave-soldiers are preserved waiting to be revived and sent into space.
25th Apr '16 9:12:16 AM sorako
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* In ''Manhwa/TheLegendOfMaian,'' Felicia Rand Philistine is this. Originally portrayed as SealedEvilInACan, [[spoiler: recent events have suggested she had noble intentions. She is by no means good though.]] Interestingly enough, Fenix Maian is the actual can, while Felicia is the badass. [[spoiler: Well, the sealed on. Fenix is [[TookALevelInBadass leveling up at the moment.]]]]



* In ''Manhwa/TheLegendOfMaian,'' Felicia Rand Philistine is this. Originally portrayed as SealedEvilInACan, [[spoiler: recent events have suggested she had noble intentions. She is by no means good though.]] Interestingly enough, Fenix Maian is the actual can, while Felicia is the badass. [[spoiler: Well, the sealed on. Fenix is [[TookALevelInBadass leveling up at the moment.]]]]



* Yugi at the end of ''TenchiInTokyo'' series, [[spoiler:seals herself in a cave]] because she realizes that she isn't mature enough to handle her own power.

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* Yugi at the end of ''TenchiInTokyo'' ''Anime/TenchiInTokyo'' series, [[spoiler:seals herself in a cave]] because she realizes that she isn't mature enough to handle her own power.
25th Apr '16 9:11:08 AM sorako
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* The title character of ''Manga/InuYasha'', who was sealed to a tree by Kikyo for 50 years and released because he was the only one in the immediate vicinity who could kill a powered up Mistress Centipede.



* Twenty-fifth Baam from ''Webcomic/TowerOfGod'' in his cave until Rachel found him. It took a while till he got that [[TookALevelInBadass awesome ]], but he definitely counts as the administrators realize early on that he has monstrous talent.
* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' has Evangeline, an uber-powerful [[ElegantGothicLolita goth-loli]] [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampire]] who was placed under a curse by Negi's father which [[SealedEvilInACan trapped her on Mahora campus]] and severely [[PowerLimiter limited her power]]. At one point when the protagonists are outclassed by an enemy demon (by ''far'' the most powerful being the series at that point), they just temporarily release Eva and let her deal with it. She then tops it by forcing the series' BigBad to retreat just by ''being there''. She's still quite BadAss even with the PowerLimiter, but when it's removed, she's practically TooPowerfulToLive [[spoiler:(Well, not that the latter trope would apply because... she's immortal)]].
* While the rest of the tailed beasts in ''{{Naruto}}'' are more SealedEvilInACan, being at the best feral and often even outright malevolent, the 8-Tailed Giant Ox seems to be far more neutral and talks quite openly with its host. The 8-Tails wasn't always that way, and has been [[HeelFaceTurn changed for the better]] because his host befriended/tamed him instead of merely using him as a power source. [[spoiler:A while after Naruto is able to rework his seal, so he can take the Nine-Tails chakra by force without fear of it breaking out, Naruto states that he may some day try it himself.]]
* In ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'', Yui is pretty much Sealed MamaBear In A HumongousMecha. Bottom line: you try to off her son - you're dead, period. She definitely fits this trope - she's not evil because she only kills what she's supposed to kill yet she's not good either because when she grabs the wheel... {{Gorn}} Ensues.
** In ''Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion'', [[spoiler:Eva-01 itself is sealed in an orbital Can shaped like a 3D-unfolded tesseract (it looks like a [[CreepyCoolCrosses cross]]). It penetrates the Can briefly to kill an enemy.]]
* Yami Yugi from ''Anime/YuGiOh'' is totally badass. Bonus points for being sealed in an AmuletOfConcentratedAwesome.



* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' has Evangeline, an uber-powerful [[ElegantGothicLolita goth-loli]] [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampire]] who was placed under a curse by Negi's father which [[SealedEvilInACan trapped her on Mahora campus]] and severely [[PowerLimiter limited her power]]. At one point when the protagonists are outclassed by an enemy demon (by ''far'' the most powerful being the series at that point), they just temporarily release Eva and let her deal with it. She then tops it by forcing the series' BigBad to retreat just by ''being there''. She's still quite BadAss even with the PowerLimiter, but when it's removed, she's practically TooPowerfulToLive (Well, not that the latter trope would apply because... she's immortal).
* While the rest of the tailed beasts in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' are more SealedEvilInACan, being at the best feral and often even outright malevolent, the 8-Tailed Giant Ox seems to be far more neutral and talks quite openly with its host. The 8-Tails wasn't always that way, and has been [[HeelFaceTurn changed for the better]] because his host befriended/tamed him instead of merely using him as a power source. [[spoiler:A while after Naruto is able to rework his seal, so he can take the Nine-Tails chakra by force without fear of it breaking out, Naruto states that he may some day try it himself.]]
* In ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'', Yui is pretty much Sealed MamaBear In A HumongousMecha. Bottom line: you try to off her son - you're dead, period. She definitely fits this trope - she's not evil because she only kills what she's supposed to kill yet she's not good either because when she grabs the wheel... {{Gorn}} Ensues.
** In ''Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion'', [[spoiler:Eva-01 itself is sealed in an orbital Can shaped like a 3D-unfolded tesseract (it looks like a [[CreepyCoolCrosses cross]]). It penetrates the Can briefly to kill an enemy.]]



* The title character of ''Manga/InuYasha'', who was sealed to a tree by Kikyo for 50 years and released because he was the only one in the immediate vicinity who could kill a powered up Mistress Centipede.
* Yugi at the end of "Tenchi in Tokyo" series, [[spoiler:seals herself in a cave]] because she realizes that she isn't mature enough to handle her own power.

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* The title character of ''Manga/InuYasha'', who was sealed to a tree by Kikyo for 50 years and released because he was the only one in the immediate vicinity who could kill a powered up Mistress Centipede.
* Yugi at the end of "Tenchi in Tokyo" ''TenchiInTokyo'' series, [[spoiler:seals herself in a cave]] because she realizes that she isn't mature enough to handle her own power.power.
* Twenty-fifth Baam from ''Webcomic/TowerOfGod'' in his cave until Rachel found him. It took a while till he got that [[TookALevelInBadass awesome ]], but he definitely counts as the administrators realize early on that he has monstrous talent.
* Yami Yugi from ''Anime/YuGiOh'' is totally badass. Bonus points for being sealed in an AmuletOfConcentratedAwesome.
24th Apr '16 12:25:54 PM Gamermaster
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* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' has Evangeline, an uber-powerful [[ElegantGothicLolita goth-loli]] [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampire]] who was placed under a curse by Negi's father which [[SealedEvilInACan trapped her on Mahora campus]] and severely [[PowerLimiter limited her power]]. At one point when the protagonists are outclassed by an enemy demon (by ''far'' the most powerful being the series at that point), they just temporarily release Eva and let her deal with it. She then tops it by forcing the series' BigBad to retreat just by ''being there''. She's still quite BadAss even with the PowerLimiter, but when it's removed, she's practically TooPowerfulToLive [[spoiler:(Well, not that the latter trope would apply because... she's immortal)]]. Which is why the seal is there in the first place.

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* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' has Evangeline, an uber-powerful [[ElegantGothicLolita goth-loli]] [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampire]] who was placed under a curse by Negi's father which [[SealedEvilInACan trapped her on Mahora campus]] and severely [[PowerLimiter limited her power]]. At one point when the protagonists are outclassed by an enemy demon (by ''far'' the most powerful being the series at that point), they just temporarily release Eva and let her deal with it. She then tops it by forcing the series' BigBad to retreat just by ''being there''. She's still quite BadAss even with the PowerLimiter, but when it's removed, she's practically TooPowerfulToLive [[spoiler:(Well, not that the latter trope would apply because... she's immortal)]]. Which is why the seal is there in the first place.
11th Jan '16 2:14:11 PM StFan
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12th Dec '15 8:51:52 AM billybobfred
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* Invoking this trope is commonly recommended for ''VideoGame/EvilGenius'' players who wish to hire [[StuffBlowingUp Red Ivan]]. Since every one of his weapons is explosive, letting him engage low-level {{Red Shirt}}s usually results in a PyrrhicVictory for you as he blows up significant parts of your base along with your enemies. If you put him in a Topside Shack with a level 3 security door, he'll only be able to exit it if he has a direct order from the player.
7th Nov '15 4:58:37 PM nombretomado
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** In RebuildOfEvangelion, [[spoiler:Eva-01 itself is sealed in an orbital Can shaped like a 3D-unfolded tesseract (it looks like a [[CreepyCoolCrosses cross]]). It penetrates the Can briefly to kill an enemy.]]

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** In RebuildOfEvangelion, ''Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion'', [[spoiler:Eva-01 itself is sealed in an orbital Can shaped like a 3D-unfolded tesseract (it looks like a [[CreepyCoolCrosses cross]]). It penetrates the Can briefly to kill an enemy.]]
30th Oct '15 11:55:58 AM joshuadoherty
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* This tends to pop up a lot in mythology or religion with the KingInTheMountain legend. [[Literature/TheBible Jesus Christ]] will show up on Judgment Day with an impact that will split a mountain before he starts slaughtering the unbelievers. KingArthur is slumbering in Avalon until England needs him most, Charlemagne will someday return to help Europe, Frederick Barbarossa's beard is wrapping around some table somewhere counting the days till he saves Germany, Denmark has Holger Danske sleeping in the catacombs under Kronborg (Elsinore), and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking America has Walt Disney on ice]]. There is also the Filipino-Spanish mixup of Bernardo del Carpio.

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* This tends to pop up a lot in mythology or religion with the KingInTheMountain legend. [[Literature/TheBible Jesus Christ]] will show up on Judgment Day with an impact that will split a mountain before he starts slaughtering the unbelievers. KingArthur is slumbering in Avalon until England needs him most, Charlemagne will someday return to help Europe, Frederick Barbarossa's beard is wrapping around some table somewhere counting the days till he saves Germany, Denmark has Holger Danske sleeping in the catacombs under Kronborg (Elsinore), and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking America has Walt Disney on ice]]. There is also the Filipino-Spanish mixup of Bernardo del Carpio.
26th Oct '15 10:35:53 PM CnHGirl
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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': Lapis Lazuli functions as this in "Mirror Gem" and "Ocean Gem". She is introduced as a cracked gem powering a magic mirror of knowledge. In this state, she is harmless, only able to communicate with pre-recorded sound bytes the mirror has already been exposed to. After [[spoiler: she's freed, she turns out to be an ''extremely'' powerful and just as emotionally unstable hydrokinetic who, even in her damaged state, can easily hold her own against the Crystal Gems, and can even use Earth's oceans to construct a giant tower into space. Once her Gem is healed by Steven, she becomes even more powerful and regains her emotional stability, displaying the ability to generate water from her gem (on her spine) to create a set of functional wings to fly with. She's currently pulling double-duty as this trope and SealedEvilInADuel, the evil being Jasper, by tricking Jasper into forming Malachite with her and then using her hydrokinesis to trap Jasper at the bottom of the ocean by literally using the weight of Earth's oceans to hold Malachite in place]].
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