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19th Feb '17 8:09:38 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''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.]]

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* In ''Literature/TheBlackPrism'', the first book of ''TheLightBringerTrilogy'', ''Literature/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.]]
24th Dec '16 11:47:22 AM nombretomado
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* In ''{{Arcanum}}'', the Caladonian authorities have a special jail cell that was custom-built by one of Arcanum's finest engineers to imprison J.T. Morgan, the world's greatest lock-picker.

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* In ''{{Arcanum}}'', ''VideoGame/ArcanumOfSteamworksAndMagickObscura'', the Caladonian authorities have a special jail cell that was custom-built by one of Arcanum's finest engineers to imprison J.T. Morgan, the world's greatest lock-picker.
20th Dec '16 9:58:47 PM D-Spite
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* In the {{Crossover}} fanfic [[FanFic/TheLegendOfRuby]] there is one introduced in an early chapter, built out of solid iron, since in the story proper metalbending has not been discovered. Sadly, it still doesn't quite seem to hold [[spoiler:Roman Torchwick]] but then again, he does have help from the outside.

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* In the {{Crossover}} fanfic [[FanFic/TheLegendOfRuby]] FanFic/TheLegendOfRuby there is one introduced in an early chapter, built out of solid iron, since in the story proper metalbending has not been discovered. Sadly, it still doesn't quite seem to hold [[spoiler:Roman Torchwick]] but then again, he does have help from the outside.
5th Dec '16 6:40:04 PM nombretomado
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* In Creator/RobertEHoward's ''The Hour of the Dragon'', ConanTheBarbarian is thrown into a prison with a skeleton and taunted with the fact that only the slaves and their master know of it, and he will die there like the last one.

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* In Creator/RobertEHoward's ''The Hour of the Dragon'', ConanTheBarbarian ''Literature/TheHourOfTheDragon'', Literature/ConanTheBarbarian is thrown into a prison with a skeleton and taunted with the fact that only the slaves and their master know of it, and he will die there like the last one.
23rd Nov '16 10:20:08 AM EnigmusPrime
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** A [[KillItWithFire fire-based]] super villain got this treatment. Her cell was a hermetically sealed vacuum filled with fire-retardent gases, with the only source of oxygen being a face mask hooked up to a tube, which can be cut off if she gets any ideas.
23rd Nov '16 10:13:18 AM EnigmusPrime
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*** Folks in ''Korra'' were able to get around it by making cells from platinum, which doesn't have any of the impurities that make metalbending possible.



* Back in the 19th century the worst prisoners spared from death penalty were boxed in into tiny alcoves that were then bricked shut save for a window through which they were fed. In practice this was a far more cruel punishment than death, as it meant slowly wasting away from infections - apparently the builders thought that NobodyPoops. [[CruelAndUnusualDeath Or they didn't]].

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* Back in the 19th century the worst prisoners spared from death penalty were boxed in into tiny alcoves that were then bricked shut save for a window through which they were fed. In practice this was a far more cruel punishment than death, as it meant slowly wasting away from infections - apparently the builders thought that NobodyPoops. [[CruelAndUnusualDeath Or they didn't]].didn't care]].
21st Nov '16 7:11:02 PM PaulA
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* The Gordon R. Dickson short story ''Danger - Human'' had the aliens construct an escape-proof cell, consisting of metal physical enclosures, an impenetrable force field, constant armed surveillance, and access only for carefully monitored brief periods to provide food and water, to study a human they'd abducted to try and find out why humans kept conquering the galaxy. Didn't work.

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* The Gordon R. Dickson Creator/GordonRDickson short story ''Danger - Human'' "Danger--Human!" had the aliens construct an escape-proof cell, consisting of metal physical enclosures, an impenetrable force field, constant armed surveillance, and access only for carefully monitored brief periods to provide food and water, to study a human they'd abducted to try and find out why humans kept conquering the galaxy. Didn't work.
15th Nov '16 12:45:46 PM ashlay
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* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'' inverts this, as the Velvet Room, an EldritchLocation which changes into a locale tailor-made for its current guest, becomes a prison for ''P5''[='=]s Protagonist.
7th Nov '16 5:45:58 PM TheBigBopper
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* Robert Maudsley, a British serial killer, was sent to prison in 1973. Whilst there he tortured and killed several people, apparently cannibalising one, until in 1983 it was decided he was too dangerous for a normal cell. He now is kept for 23 hours a day in a glass cell where the bed is a concrete slab, the toilet and sink are bolted to the floor, and the only other thing he has is a chair and desk made from compressed cardboard. He is escorted for one hour a day to an empty yard to exercise under the supervision of six guards. The cell was made eight years before Silence of the Lambs used it for our other famous cannibal.

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* Robert Maudsley, a British serial killer, was sent to prison in 1973. Whilst there he tortured and killed several people, apparently allegedly cannibalising one, until in 1983 it was decided he was too dangerous for a normal cell. He now is kept for 23 hours a day in a glass cell where the bed is a concrete slab, the toilet and sink are bolted to the floor, and the only other thing he has is a chair and desk made from compressed cardboard. He is escorted for one hour a day to an empty yard to exercise under the supervision of six guards. The cell was made eight years before Silence of the Lambs used it for our other famous cannibal.
16th Oct '16 1:36:01 PM nombretomado
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* Used against the heroes ''by'' the villain in ''BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand'' - GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe with phasing powers Mira Nova was put in a cell that played loud noises to keep her from concentrating, TheBigGuy Booster was stuffed into a cell with bouncy sides so he couldn't break out, and RobotBuddy XR was manacled with all of his limbs extended to their limits. Backfired hilariously, when Mira dismissed the sound as "a little annoying", Booster considered the bouncy cell to be the ''funnest thing ever'', and XR saying Zurg was doing a better job than his chiropractor.

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* Used against the heroes ''by'' the villain in ''BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand'' ''WesternAnimation/BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand'' - GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe with phasing powers Mira Nova was put in a cell that played loud noises to keep her from concentrating, TheBigGuy Booster was stuffed into a cell with bouncy sides so he couldn't break out, and RobotBuddy XR was manacled with all of his limbs extended to their limits. Backfired hilariously, when Mira dismissed the sound as "a little annoying", Booster considered the bouncy cell to be the ''funnest thing ever'', and XR saying Zurg was doing a better job than his chiropractor.
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