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6th May '18 3:04:02 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''TransformersGeneration1 2''-parter "Megatron's Master Plan", Megatron tricks the world into believing that the Autobots are evil and the Decepticons are good. Despite being easily powerful enough to do whatever they feel like regardless of public opinion, the Autobots submit to arrest, sit through a trial, and agree to be banished from the planet, only deciding to come back after Megatron reprograms their navigation system to fly them into the sun.

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* In the ''TransformersGeneration1 2''-parter ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers'' two-parter "Megatron's Master Plan", Megatron tricks the world into believing that the Autobots are evil and the Decepticons are good. Despite being easily powerful enough to do whatever they feel like regardless of public opinion, the Autobots submit to arrest, sit through a trial, and agree to be banished from the planet, only deciding to come back after Megatron reprograms their navigation system to fly them into the sun.
25th Jan '18 6:56:14 AM Derkhan
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* By the end of ''Literature/TollTheHounds'', 8th book of ''Literature/MalazanBookOfTheFallen'', Clip [[spoiler: lives in a dungeon cell]] in Black Coral. He wasn't put there by the other Andii -- he went there himself and ''locked the door from inside''.

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* By the end of ''Literature/TollTheHounds'', 8th book eight of the ''Literature/MalazanBookOfTheFallen'', Clip [[spoiler: lives [[TheChosenWannabe Clip]] [[spoiler:lives in a dungeon cell]] in Black Coral. He wasn't put there by the other Andii -- he went there himself and ''locked the door from inside''.
8th Jan '18 6:38:50 AM Cryoclaste
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* In ''BreathOfFire'', you encounter Karn for the first time when you get thrown in jail. He's sleeping there. Bug him enough and he'll open the doors so you can escape... then go back to sleep.

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* In ''BreathOfFire'', ''VideoGame/BreathOfFireI'', you encounter Karn for the first time when you get thrown in jail. He's sleeping there. Bug him enough and he'll open the doors so you can escape... then go back to sleep.
30th Nov '17 9:34:49 AM Medinoc
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* A recent plot development in ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' has Agatha posing as a murderer because [[GeniusLoci the prison]] ''itself'' is the latest PlotCoupon.

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* A recent plot development The Mechanicsburg arc in ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' has Agatha posing as a murderer because [[GeniusLoci the prison]] ''itself'' is the latest PlotCoupon.
30th Nov '17 9:28:37 AM Medinoc
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Usually takes place in a CardboardPrison or a LuxuryPrisonSuite. If the character was arrested to foil some EvilPlan when getting arrested was their true goal, then it's a form of XanatosGambit. When capital punishment is involved, it's ForgivenessRequiresDeath. When they invoke the aid of another character, it often overlaps with NoMatterHowMuchIBeg or KindRestraints. A character who normally does this may break out when he's the ProtectorBehindBars. Contrast NeverGoingBackToPrison. Compare CapturedOnPurpose, where a character lets themselves be captured as part of a plan and can't necessarily escape easily. See also MightAsWellNotBeInPrisonAtAll, for when a character is barely hindered by such a place.

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Usually takes place in a CardboardPrison or a LuxuryPrisonSuite. If the character was arrested to foil some EvilPlan when getting arrested was their true goal, then it's a form of XanatosGambit. When capital punishment is involved, it's ForgivenessRequiresDeath. When they invoke the aid of another character, it often overlaps with NoMatterHowMuchIBeg or KindRestraints. A character who normally does this may break out when he's the ProtectorBehindBars. Contrast NeverGoingBackToPrison. Compare CapturedOnPurpose, where a character lets themselves be captured as part of a plan and can't necessarily escape easily. See also MightAsWellNotBeInPrisonAtAll, for when a character is barely hindered by such a place.
place. See also PlayAlongPrisoner.
30th Nov '17 8:40:34 AM Jhonny
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** "Paroling" was a common means for prisoners of war to be taken during UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar - even for regular enlisted men. However, after the South refused to grant the same terms to African American soldiers and the North gradually caught wise to the fact that the South could not spare soldiers the same way the North could paroling and exchange[[note]]"Exchanging" often meant simply that soldiers were informed that their word of honor regarding their parole was no longer in force[[/note]] gradually broke down, with the horrors of Camp Andersonville (for which the commander was executed in one of the first war crimes trials) an ultimate consequence of this.
30th Nov '17 8:35:05 AM Jhonny
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* As part of her HeelFaceTurn on ''Series/{{Angel}}'' Faith turns herself in to the police and is sent to prison for a murder she committed back on ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''. Her breakout when a Slayer is needed 3 seasons later proves she could have escaped any time.

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* As part of her HeelFaceTurn on ''Series/{{Angel}}'' Faith turns herself in to the police and is sent to prison for a murder killing she committed back on ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''. Her breakout when a Slayer is needed 3 seasons later proves she could have escaped any time.
28th Nov '17 6:37:38 PM Prime32
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** The Justice League is accused of firing their {{BFG}} on a government base, and six of the founding seven (Batman refuses) turn themselves in. As they're going into custody, one MP asks if they should cuff the superheroes. His superior scoffs, saying something to the tune of, "Do you really think that would make a difference?"

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** The Justice League is accused of firing their {{BFG}} KillSat on a government base, and six of the founding seven (Batman refuses) turn themselves in. As they're going into custody, one MP asks if they should cuff the superheroes. His superior scoffs, saying something to the tune of, "Do you really think that would make a difference?"
21st Oct '17 7:01:02 AM thatother1dude
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* Fujin and Raijin in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''. They are strong enough to bend the bars of the cell and leave at any time but as long as they have food they are content enough to stay there.
** In the actual manga, [[spoiler:Tobi]] pulls this off after a failed attempt at kidnapping, where he is bound by Yamato's [[GreenThumb Wood style]] and takes the opportunity to gives some exposition before leaving like he could have at any point.

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* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'':
** One filler arc featured
Fujin and Raijin in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''. They Raijin, twin prisoners who are strong enough to bend the bars of the cell and leave at any time time, but as long as they have food they are content enough to stay there.
there as long as they have food.
** In the actual manga, [[spoiler:Tobi]] pulls this off after Tobi makes a failed attempt at a kidnapping, where he is bound by Yamato's [[GreenThumb Wood style]] style]], and takes the opportunity to gives some exposition before leaving teleporting away like he could have at any point.
16th Sep '17 11:41:35 AM SeptimusHeap
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* Beast in the 90s ''WesternAnimation/{{X-Men}}'' cartoon was once wrongly sent to prison. Magneto, thinking this would make him bitter, broke him out in an attempt to recruit him as an ally - at which point Beast politely asked him to leave, as he wished to stand trial and prove his innocence. Also displayed in a later scene where Gambit is visiting him and Beast casually bends the bars to his cell (and then straitens them again) to let him in.

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* Beast in the 90s ''WesternAnimation/{{X-Men}}'' ''WesternAnimation/XMen'' cartoon was once wrongly sent to prison. Magneto, thinking this would make him bitter, broke him out in an attempt to recruit him as an ally - at which point Beast politely asked him to leave, as he wished to stand trial and prove his innocence. Also displayed in a later scene where Gambit is visiting him and Beast casually bends the bars to his cell (and then straitens them again) to let him in.
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