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14th Aug '16 10:38:14 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** The start of the [[VideoGame/HalocCombatEvolved first game]] features the Chief being unsealed from his can.

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** The start of the [[VideoGame/HalocCombatEvolved [[VideoGame/HaloCombatEvolved first game]] features the Chief being unsealed from his can.
14th Aug '16 10:38:01 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* Happens at the end of ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}''.
** The start of the first game features the Chief being unsealed from his can.
** [[spoiler: The VideoGame/{{Halo 4}} trailer has him punching his way out of his can.]]

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* Happens ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'':
** Chief goes into a can (cyrotube)
at the end of ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}''.
** The start of the [[VideoGame/HalocCombatEvolved first game game]] features the Chief being unsealed from his can.
** [[spoiler: The VideoGame/{{Halo 4}} ''VideoGame/{{Halo 4}}'' trailer has him Chief punching his way out of his can.]]can, but he gets out the normal way in the game proper, despite having been in it for about four years.
9th Jul '16 11:55:49 AM nombretomado
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* The basic premise of ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'' was that a group of heroes, the Toa Mata, were sealed away in capsules in case something bad happened to PhysicalGod Mata Nui. When they were needed, it turned out their seal was ''too'' good, because they remained sealed for another thousand years, during which they lost their memories.

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* The basic premise of ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'' ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'' was that a group of heroes, the Toa Mata, were sealed away in capsules in case something bad happened to PhysicalGod Mata Nui. When they were needed, it turned out their seal was ''too'' good, because they remained sealed for another thousand years, during which they lost their memories.
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.
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