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16th Jun '17 3:27:15 PM DoctorFlygon
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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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* ''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 with.
** Additionally, at the end of Season 1, she ends up [[spoiler:
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 their fused form at the bottom of the ocean by literally using the weight of Earth's oceans to hold Malachite in place]].place, and she succeeds all the way up until the beginning of Season 3]].
** There's also Bismuth, the gem who [[spoiler: remained bubbled within [[PocketDimension Lion's mane]] until the eponymous episode when Steven accidentally pops her bubble]]. She turns out to be a cheerful and caring Crystal Gem and not only a very capable combatant, but also an ''extremely'' [[UltimateBlacksmith skilled weapon maker]], being stated to have pretty much single-handedly armed and supplied the entire rebellion with their non-gem weapons, including weapons like Rose's sword itself. [[spoiler: What really lands her here as opposed to in "good" or "evil" is why she was sealed to begin with - She turns out to be have [[TheUnfettered far less of the same inhibitions regarding shattering as Rose]], creating the "Breaking Point", [[OneHitKill a weapon that could shatter a gem's stone in one blow]], for the express purpose of shattering Homeworld Gems. Even if [[WellIntentionedExtremist Bismuth is a caring person who means well]], Rose didn't believe in such casual shattering and it's implied that Bismuth attacked her when she rejected the Breaking Point as a result, and ended up sealing her within Lion and covering it up. Ultimately, Steven similarly rejects it when she presents it to him in private, causing her to attack him under the belief that he ''is'' Rose and forcing him to do the same, but before her form dissipates, he promises to tell the others her story, and she tearfully tells him he really is better than Rose before poofing.]]
16th May '17 2:21:08 PM nombretomado
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* How Arcueid Brunestud was treated by the True Ancestors, and then by herself in ''VideoGame/{{Tsukihime}}''. She'd wake up, destroy a target, then erase most of her memories and go back to sleep. Despite being born a thousand years ago, she only has about 1 year of living experience.

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* How Arcueid Brunestud was treated by the True Ancestors, and then by herself in ''VideoGame/{{Tsukihime}}''.''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}''. She'd wake up, destroy a target, then erase most of her memories and go back to sleep. Despite being born a thousand years ago, she only has about 1 year of living experience.
14th May '17 10:55:58 AM nombretomado
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* In ''Franchise/StarCraft'', this is what happens to the Terran Marines between missions: cryogenic storage. Not surprising, since they're mostly a bunch of "[[RestrainingBolt rehabilitated]]" criminals.

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* In ''Franchise/StarCraft'', ''VideoGame/StarCraft'', this is what happens to the Terran Marines between missions: cryogenic storage. Not surprising, since they're mostly a bunch of "[[RestrainingBolt rehabilitated]]" criminals.
26th Apr '17 1:07:25 AM PaulA
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** Alan Dean Foster likes this trope: his ''The Damned'' trilogy is based on it as well. More than once, other characters thank fate that it was them, and not the bad guys, who unsealed that particular can first.
6th Mar '17 10:53:56 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* ''VideoGame/KirbySuperStar Ultra'': Galacta Knight, the FinalBoss of ''Meta Knightmare Ultra'' and the answer to Meta Knight's wish of fighting the most powerful warrior in the universe. What makes him even more {{Badass}} is the fact that he was sealed away simply because he was too strong, and that he ''transcends space and time'' just for the sake of fulfilling Meta Knight's wish.

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* ''VideoGame/KirbySuperStar Ultra'': Galacta Knight, the FinalBoss of ''Meta Knightmare Ultra'' and the answer to Meta Knight's wish of fighting the most powerful warrior in the universe. What makes him even more {{Badass}} badass is the fact that he was sealed away simply because he was too strong, and that he ''transcends space and time'' just for the sake of fulfilling Meta Knight's wish.
6th Mar '17 3:22:41 AM Rorosilky5
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* ''VideoGame/KirbySuperStar Ultra'': Galacta Knight, the FinalBoss of Meta Knight's game mode and the answer to Meta Knight's wish of fighting the most powerful warrior in the universe. What makes him even more badass is the fact that he was sealed away simply because he was too strong, and that he ''transcends space and time'' just for the sake of fulfilling Meta Knight's wish.

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* ''VideoGame/KirbySuperStar Ultra'': Galacta Knight, the FinalBoss of Meta Knight's game mode ''Meta Knightmare Ultra'' and the answer to Meta Knight's wish of fighting the most powerful warrior in the universe. What makes him even more badass {{Badass}} is the fact that he was sealed away simply because he was too strong, and that he ''transcends space and time'' just for the sake of fulfilling Meta Knight's wish.
28th Feb '17 4:13:14 PM McSomeguy
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* The player character in ''VideoGame/Doom2016'', now titled the 'Doom Slayer', is this at the start of the game. He was found by the UAC in Hell, locked away in a stone sarcophagus inscribed with every manner of sealing ward known to demonkind. When the UAC expedition was about to retrieve the sarcophagus the demons fought to stop them with unprecedented ferocity. After finding all the pieces of the Doom Slayer Chronicles in Hell it becomes abundantly clear why that was. [[spoiler: The Doom Slayer is the last survivor of the Night Sentinels, guardians of an ancient civilization that was conquered by Hell eons ago. Imbued with supernatural fighting prowess by Seraphim and fueled by endless bloodlust and undying hatred of all things demonic, the Doom Slayer waged a one-man crusade against Hell ages ago and proved completely unstoppable. Even when a titanic demon the size of a skyscraper challenged him to single combat, the Doom Slayer prevailed. Ultimately the demons realized they cannot hope to kill him, so instead they lured him into a trap and dropped an entire temple down on him. Then sealed him in the sarcophagus, praying that he would never break free.]]
10th Feb '17 2:11:33 PM Onlythrice
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'', and ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'', the Vault Dweller, Lone Wanderer, and Soul Survivor, whose badass quotients only [[TookALevelInBadass increase]] after leaving the safety of their Vaults.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'', and ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'', the Vault Dweller, Lone Wanderer, and Soul Sole Survivor, whose badass quotients only [[TookALevelInBadass increase]] after leaving the safety of their Vaults.
10th Feb '17 2:06:01 PM Onlythrice
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'', the Vault Dweller and Lone Wanderer, who's badass quotient only [[TookALevelInBadass increases]] after leaving the safety of their respective Vaults.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'', and ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'', the Vault Dweller and Dweller, Lone Wanderer, who's and Soul Survivor, whose badass quotient quotients only [[TookALevelInBadass increases]] increase]] after leaving the safety of their respective Vaults.
3rd Feb '17 4:33:45 PM Xtifr
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* Charles Sheffield's novel "Tomorrow and Tomorrow" features Drake, who cryo-freezes himself and his wife to await a cure for her fatal illness. While he's nowhere near badass by our standards, an ultra-advanced future society which has forgotten the whole concept of "war" has a different perspective.

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* Charles Sheffield's Creator/CharlesSheffield's novel "Tomorrow ''Tomorrow and Tomorrow" Tomorrow'' features Drake, who cryo-freezes himself and his wife to await a cure for her fatal illness. While he's nowhere near badass by our standards, an ultra-advanced future society which has forgotten the whole concept of "war" has a different perspective.
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