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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.
16th Jan '17 12:02:57 PM merotoker
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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 ''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.

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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.]] 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 ''Anime/MacrossII'', we are given a glimpse of the cargo bay of an alien ship, where an army of ProudWarriorRace Proud Warrior Race|Guy}} giant slave-soldiers are preserved waiting to be revived and sent into space.



** 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.]]
* Inner Moka from ''Manga/RosarioToVampire'' is badass enough to [[CurbStompBattle curb stomp]] all but the best monsters out there. She spends the bulk of her time sealed in a [[CreepyCoolCrosses rosary]] while Outer Moka takes care of daily life. Interestingly, [[spoiler:Inner Moka is the original personality and Outer Moka is artificial, so she's actually sealed ''in her own body''!]]

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** 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.]]
enemy]].
* Inner Moka from ''Manga/RosarioToVampire'' is badass enough to [[CurbStompBattle curb stomp]] all but the best monsters out there. She spends the bulk of her time sealed in a [[CreepyCoolCrosses rosary]] while Outer Moka takes care of daily life. Interestingly, [[spoiler:Inner Moka is the original personality and Outer Moka is artificial, so she's actually sealed ''in her own body''!]]body'']]!



* ComicBook/LesLegendaires: [[BarbarianHero Razzia]] got [[TheSymbiote Amy]] that way: she had been trapt for years inside [[EvilSorcerer Skroa]]'s lab and agreed to join force with Razzia in exchange for his promise to kill Skroa.

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* ComicBook/LesLegendaires: [[BarbarianHero Razzia]] got [[TheSymbiote Amy]] that way: she had been trapt trapped for years inside [[EvilSorcerer Skroa]]'s lab and agreed to join force with Razzia in exchange for his promise to kill Skroa.



* In ''Film/DemolitionMan'' criminals are locked in cryo-storage, and the world gradually gets more clean, neat and pacifistic. Then Wesley Snipes breaks out of cryostorage and starts killing people, and nobody knows how to stop him! Fortunately, they cryo-preserved Sylvester 'The Itallian Stallion' Stallone too, so they thaw him out to counter Snipes...

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* In ''Film/DemolitionMan'' criminals are locked in cryo-storage, and the world gradually gets more clean, neat and pacifistic. Then Wesley Snipes Creator/WesleySnipes breaks out of cryostorage and starts killing people, and nobody knows how to stop him! Fortunately, they cryo-preserved [[Creator/SylvesterStallone Sylvester 'The Itallian Italian Stallion' Stallone Stallone]] too, so they thaw him out to counter Snipes...



** In fact, at the end of the story we learn that [[spoiler:the entire ''planet'' is a literal WorldOfBadass. All its inhabitants are Badasses, and have chosen to live a live of peace because that's more of a challenge than conquering the universe. The ones who get sealed away in a can are the ones who have ''failed'' to conquer their own violent tendencies.]] Before you highlight this spoiler, read the story [[http://www.webscription.net/chapters/0743498925/0743498925.htm here]]: the publisher, Creator/BaenBooks, has released it for free as part of the "sample chapters" for its book.

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** In fact, at the end of the story we learn that [[spoiler:the entire ''planet'' is a literal WorldOfBadass. All its inhabitants are Badasses, and have chosen to live a live of peace because that's more of a challenge than conquering the universe. The ones who get sealed away in a can are the ones who have ''failed'' to conquer their own violent tendencies.]] tendencies]]. Before you highlight this spoiler, read the story [[http://www.webscription.net/chapters/0743498925/0743498925.htm here]]: the publisher, Creator/BaenBooks, has released it for free as part of the "sample chapters" for its book.



* [[Literature/TheDresdenFiles Bob]], who whenever released for combat purposes makes everyone extremely thankful that it's Harry (now Butters) that owns him.

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* [[Literature/TheDresdenFiles Bob]], ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'': Bob, who whenever released for combat purposes makes everyone extremely thankful that it's Harry (now Butters) that owns him.



** In the episode "The Hunted", the crew of the ''Enterprise'' are sent to oversee the induction of pacifistic Angosia III into the Federation when a criminal escapes from a lunar prison. The ''Enterprise'' [[TeleportersAndTransporters transports]] the criminal on board, but he quickly escapes and starts wreaking merry havoc on the ship. After he's captured again, it's discovered that he and the other "criminals" in the prison are actually {{Super Soldier}}s who, due to their psychological and biochemical conditioning, were considered unsuitable for civilian life and were sealed away after the last war ended.

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** In the episode "The Hunted", the crew of the ''Enterprise'' are sent to oversee the induction of pacifistic Angosia III into the Federation when a criminal escapes from a lunar prison. The ''Enterprise'' [[TeleportersAndTransporters [[{{Teleportation}} transports]] the criminal on board, but he quickly escapes and starts wreaking merry havoc on the ship. After he's captured again, it's discovered that he and the other "criminals" in the prison are actually {{Super Soldier}}s who, due to their psychological and biochemical conditioning, were considered unsuitable for civilian life and were sealed away after the last war ended.



* 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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* KingArthur Myth/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.



* [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog Shadow the Hedgehog,]] the world's UltimateLifeForm, was unleashed by Eggman in ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure2'', in a long line of [[SealedEvilInACan things being]] [[SealedGoodInACan released]] from cans in that series. As soon as Shadow is released, he defeats a {{giant m|ook}}echa by himself.
** Shadow seems to have a tendency to get himself canned- this happened again at the beginning of ''VideoGame/SonicHeroes'', and again with a large robot, only that time the robot was smaller and ended up becoming his ally in breaking things. For bonus points, he got canned by [[spoiler: the same person who let him out in the first game, and it was probably done to save his life/help him heal from ''orbital reentry''.]]

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* [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog Shadow the Hedgehog,]] the world's UltimateLifeForm, was unleashed by Eggman in ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure2'', in a long line of [[SealedEvilInACan things being]] [[SealedGoodInACan released]] from cans in that series. As soon as Shadow is released, he defeats a {{giant m|ook}}echa by himself.
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himself. Shadow seems to have a tendency to get himself canned- this happened again at the beginning of ''VideoGame/SonicHeroes'', and again with a large robot, only that time the robot was smaller and ended up becoming his ally in breaking things. For bonus points, he got canned by [[spoiler: the same person who let him out in the first game, and it was probably done to save his life/help him heal from ''orbital reentry''.]]reentry'']].



** Invoked as GallowsHumour by Garrus, who suggests that if it ever looks like they're going to lose the Reaper War, they could simply freeze Shepard for 50,000 years, since Javik has proven that this option ''can'' work!

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** Invoked as GallowsHumour GallowsHumor by Garrus, who suggests that if it ever looks like they're going to lose the Reaper War, they could simply freeze Shepard for 50,000 years, since Javik has proven that this option ''can'' work!



* In ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights: Hordes of the Underdark'', [[spoiler:the PlayerCharacter is "killed" by Mephistopheles and sent to the Eighth [[CirclesOfHell Circle of Hell]].]] Act III is consumed with getting back out.

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* In ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights: Hordes of the Underdark'', [[spoiler:the PlayerCharacter is "killed" by Mephistopheles and sent to the Eighth [[CirclesOfHell Circle of Hell]].]] Hell]]]]. Act III is consumed with getting back out.



** Then again, there are so many examples of this trope in the Nippon Ichi universe, but almost all of them pale in comparison to [[spoiler:[[TomatoInTheMirror the REAL]] Overlord Zenon from ''VideoGame/Disgaea2CursedMemories'', who slaughtered [[OneManArmy 99 Overlords and 1000 Demon Lords.]] [[CurbStompBattle IN A SINGLE NIGHT.]]]] Though technically, [[spoiler:s]]he's more on the [[SealedEvilInACan evil]] kind.

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** Then again, there are so many examples of this trope in the Nippon Ichi universe, but almost all of them pale in comparison to [[spoiler:[[TomatoInTheMirror the REAL]] Overlord Zenon from ''VideoGame/Disgaea2CursedMemories'', who slaughtered [[OneManArmy 99 Overlords and 1000 Demon Lords.]] [[CurbStompBattle IN A SINGLE NIGHT.]]]] NIGHT]]]]. Though technically, [[spoiler:s]]he's more on the [[SealedEvilInACan evil]] kind.



* Wiki/{{SCP|Foundation}}-[[http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/scp-076 076]] is the very ''embodiment'' of this trope.
** Although he also qualifies as SealedEvilInACan.

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* Wiki/{{SCP|Foundation}}-[[http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/scp-076 076]] is the very ''embodiment'' of this trope.
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trope. Although he also qualifies as SealedEvilInACan.



** The show gave us Sealed KingArthur in a Glass Coffin. Yes, ''that'' King Arthur, and yes, he's incredibly badass.

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** The show gave us Sealed KingArthur Myth/KingArthur in a Glass Coffin. Yes, ''that'' King Arthur, and yes, he's incredibly badass.
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