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16th Aug '16 4:31:17 AM Morgenthaler
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* Meg Murray's father's prison in ''AWrinkleInTime''.
* JimButcher's ''Literature/CodexAlera'' series has several mentions of prisons made to hold [[ElementalRockPaperScissors particular types of crafters]]. Earthcrafters are held in wooden cages off the ground to prevent contact with the earth, windcrafters are held in windowless stone cells to prevent breezes, watercrafters are held in a ring of fire that dehydrates the air around them, and so on. That's adequate for normal people, who only have access to one or two types of elemental, but High Lords and Ladies have access to all six, so a prison for them has to be incredibly complicated, often tailored to the specific individual.

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* Meg Murray's father's prison in ''AWrinkleInTime''.
''Literature/AWrinkleInTime''.
* JimButcher's Creator/JimButcher's ''Literature/CodexAlera'' series has several mentions of prisons made to hold [[ElementalRockPaperScissors particular types of crafters]]. Earthcrafters are held in wooden cages off the ground to prevent contact with the earth, windcrafters are held in windowless stone cells to prevent breezes, watercrafters are held in a ring of fire that dehydrates the air around them, and so on. That's adequate for normal people, who only have access to one or two types of elemental, but High Lords and Ladies have access to all six, so a prison for them has to be incredibly complicated, often tailored to the specific individual.



* In ''TheBlackPrism'', the first book of ''TheLightBringerTrilogy'', the brother of the Prism, who both share the ability to create temporary matter from light, called luxin, is trapped by the Prism in a blue crystal prison, which is designed to absorb all blue luxin on contact, rendering his abilities useless. While it is supposed to be the perfect prison, the Prism is extremely paranoid, and makes [[spoiler:6 more identical cells, each for every color of the light spectrum, all of which lead to each other through a series of traps and pitch black tunnels filled with crystals that drain the luxin of those exposed to them.]]

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* In ''TheBlackPrism'', ''Literature/TheBlackPrism'', the first book of ''TheLightBringerTrilogy'', the brother of the Prism, who both share the ability to create temporary matter from light, called luxin, is trapped by the Prism in a blue crystal prison, which is designed to absorb all blue luxin on contact, rendering his abilities useless. While it is supposed to be the perfect prison, the Prism is extremely paranoid, and makes [[spoiler:6 more identical cells, each for every color of the light spectrum, all of which lead to each other through a series of traps and pitch black tunnels filled with crystals that drain the luxin of those exposed to them.]]



** ''The Indestructible Man'', a PastDoctorAdventures novel by Simon Messingham. The eponymous character's EvilCounterpart, Captain Taylor (an expy of [[Series/CaptainScarletandthemysterons Captain Black]]) is immersed in a (now-solidified) ball of reinforced liquid concrete, sealed in titanium, and placed in the centre of OCEAN FLOOR -- an underwater habitat on the bottom of the ocean constructed for this sole purpose, monitored by sensors, a small team of guards and automated {{Sentry Gun}}s. For years there's never been a flicker of brainwave activity until the events of the novel. Taylor then casually melts his way out of the concrete, slaughters all the guards and sails off in a submarine that happened to be docked.

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** ''The Indestructible Man'', a PastDoctorAdventures Literature/PastDoctorAdventures novel by Simon Messingham. The eponymous character's EvilCounterpart, Captain Taylor (an expy of [[Series/CaptainScarletandthemysterons Captain Black]]) is immersed in a (now-solidified) ball of reinforced liquid concrete, sealed in titanium, and placed in the centre of OCEAN FLOOR -- an underwater habitat on the bottom of the ocean constructed for this sole purpose, monitored by sensors, a small team of guards and automated {{Sentry Gun}}s. For years there's never been a flicker of brainwave activity until the events of the novel. Taylor then casually melts his way out of the concrete, slaughters all the guards and sails off in a submarine that happened to be docked.
12th Aug '16 11:02:52 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* In ''Film/SuicideSquad'', Harley's cell is a cage ''within'' a cage, the obvious intent to limit her reach and protect anyone outside of it. (She's clearly modeled after the far-more insane version in the New 52.)
29th Jul '16 12:52:42 PM Morgenthaler
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** There's also the cage Jade [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy has prepared for if they ever capture a hero]] held upside down by a chain, feet handcuffed together, wrapped in a straightjacket, neck tied to the floor to restrict any remaining movement.

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** There's also the cage Jade [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy has prepared for if they ever capture a hero]] hero held upside down by a chain, feet handcuffed together, wrapped in a straightjacket, neck tied to the floor to restrict any remaining movement.
27th Jul '16 5:42:06 PM erforce
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* The BigBad in ''Film/TheMummyTrilogy'' gets shut into one of these after being mummified alive. Rather than being because the imprisoners believed ThouShaltNotKill, it was because they felt that ''[[FateWorseThanDeath death was too good for him]]''.

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* The BigBad in ''Film/TheMummyTrilogy'' ''Film/TheMummy1999'' gets shut into one of these after being mummified alive. Rather than being because the imprisoners believed ThouShaltNotKill, it was because they felt that ''[[FateWorseThanDeath death was too good for him]]''.



* In ''Film/{{Superman}}'', General Zod, his wife and brother are trapped in a sheet of glass that's impervious to everything except a nuclear explosion.

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* In ''Film/{{Superman}}'', ''Film/SupermanTheMovie'', General Zod, his wife and brother are trapped in a sheet of glass that's impervious to everything except a nuclear explosion.
27th Jul '16 10:29:02 AM PanickedPaladin
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* {{Furi}} is a game all about this trope. The main character, The Stranger, is attempting to break out of his custom super-prison made of several large zones floating in orbit above the planet below, and to do so he has to defeat the Jailer of each zone, who are the best warriors the planet has to offer, [[spoiler: including the one who put him in the prison to begin with.]]
16th Jul '16 3:46:49 PM nombretomado
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** Dr. Robotnik builds one of these for Sonic in the ''AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'' episode, "Sonic Breakout". Sonic lets himself get captured in order to break a comic artist out of Robotnik's prison when said artist drew a comic making fun of him, but his plan backfires when Robotnik's specialized prison wing is meticulously designed to counter every one of his abilities and activate upon seeing his blue fur. [[spoiler:He still escapes in the end by duping the system's color-trigger with a poster of himself taped to Grounder's back, which causes the security system to attack Grounder and Scratch, leaving him to get away.]]

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** Dr. Robotnik builds one of these for Sonic in the ''AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'' ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'' episode, "Sonic Breakout". Sonic lets himself get captured in order to break a comic artist out of Robotnik's prison when said artist drew a comic making fun of him, but his plan backfires when Robotnik's specialized prison wing is meticulously designed to counter every one of his abilities and activate upon seeing his blue fur. [[spoiler:He still escapes in the end by duping the system's color-trigger with a poster of himself taped to Grounder's back, which causes the security system to attack Grounder and Scratch, leaving him to get away.]]
9th Jul '16 1:09:34 PM nombretomado
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* Franchise/{{Bionicle}} gives us Avak. Belonging to a species that was subjected to an experiment GoneHorriblyWrong, he received the power to conjure cages made out of absolutely anything at will. These only exist as long as he keeps focusing, though.

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* Franchise/{{Bionicle}} Toys/{{Bionicle}} gives us Avak. Belonging to a species that was subjected to an experiment GoneHorriblyWrong, he received the power to conjure cages made out of absolutely anything at will. These only exist as long as he keeps focusing, though.
26th Jun '16 10:40:49 AM nombretomado
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* The ExpansionPack to ''BaldursGate 2'', Throne of Bhaal, adds one of these in the form of Watcher's Keep. It's a huge, elaborate prison, full of traps, puzzles, and even dips a little into alternate planes of existence. All to keep its prisoner safely under lock and key for all eternity. Said prisoner is none other than [[spoiler: Demogorgan, Prince of Demons!]]

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* The ExpansionPack to ''BaldursGate 2'', ''VideoGame/BaldursGateII'', ''[[VideoGame/BaldursGateIIThroneOfBhaal Throne of Bhaal, Bhaal]]'', adds one of these in the form of Watcher's Keep. It's a huge, elaborate prison, full of traps, puzzles, and even dips a little into alternate planes of existence. All to keep its prisoner safely under lock and key for all eternity. Said prisoner is none other than [[spoiler: Demogorgan, Prince of Demons!]]
21st Jun '16 9:06:07 PM lalalei2001
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* In ''FanFic/{{Glass}}'', Kaiba's prison is truly inescapable and meant to drain his psyche, as everything he needs to live is only seen and accessed through the other side of the wall. [[spoiler:Joey and Ryou Bakura have it even worse, being locked in the dungeons for ''months''.]]
16th Jun '16 4:22:48 PM nombretomado
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* The very first ''TenchiMuyo'' movie featured Kain, an amorphous evil entity which broke out of his subspace prison at Galactic Police Headquarters and then escaped into the past to try and kill Tenchi's mother.

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* The very first ''TenchiMuyo'' ''Anime/TenchiMuyo'' movie featured Kain, an amorphous evil entity which broke out of his subspace prison at Galactic Police Headquarters and then escaped into the past to try and kill Tenchi's mother.
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