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20th Jun '17 6:13:13 PM MagnusForce
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* The Electric Eel on Underdog was captured in a large glass jar, which neutralized his "electric shocking power."

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* The Electric Eel on Underdog ''WesternAnimation/{{Underdog}}'' was captured in a large glass jar, which neutralized his "electric shocking power."


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* ''WesternAnimation/AtomicPuppet''
** Professor Tite-Gripp's prison in the Mega City Maximum Security Prison for the Criminally Motivated resembles any normal jail cell, with the exception of the gargantuan manacles that leave him suspended from the ceiling, intended to prevent him from using his massive bionic arms to smash his way out of jail. However, he's escaped several times, so it seems the cell isn't foolproof (though it may have more to do with the incompetence of the guards and Tite-Gripp taking advantage of mealtime -- the only time they unshackle him).
** When the PowerParasite Absorbo Lad is captured by the [[SuperTeam Justice Alliance]], they use a giant juicer-like machine, trapping him inside a glass case and squeezing out superpowers he's stolen in the form of a drink. It doesn't last long, as Absorbo Lad ''eats'' the device's wiring to absorb the Justice Alliance fortress' electrical power and escape through electric current.
18th Jun '17 12:13:41 PM nombretomado
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* [[MadScientist Relius Clover]] from ''BlazBlue'' has a variation of this in his [[FinishingMove Astral Finish]], where he captures the oponent and teleports them somewhere in his lab, where they'll be restrained just before the door closes [[ForScience so he can begin his "experiments" on them]]. Each character gets a different pose that serves either to nulify their abilities (Werewolf Valkenhayn gets tied and muzzled so he can't transform, Noel, Mu, Nu and Lambda get locked inside Murakumo Units Tubes, Tager gets immobilized by magnets) or simply trap them with a touch of DeathByIrony..

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* [[MadScientist Relius Clover]] from ''BlazBlue'' ''Franchise/BlazBlue'' has a variation of this in his [[FinishingMove Astral Finish]], where he captures the oponent and teleports them somewhere in his lab, where they'll be restrained just before the door closes [[ForScience so he can begin his "experiments" on them]]. Each character gets a different pose that serves either to nulify their abilities (Werewolf Valkenhayn gets tied and muzzled so he can't transform, Noel, Mu, Nu and Lambda get locked inside Murakumo Units Tubes, Tager gets immobilized by magnets) or simply trap them with a touch of DeathByIrony..
18th Jun '17 9:32:12 AM Racheakt
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* Alchemilla asylum is an interesting case in ''[[FanFic/{{Bird}} Bird]]'', as it is not expressly a prison, and even among the violent patients, most are voluntary residents. There is a lot of specialized equipment left over from the early days of the parahuman initiative- in which Alchemilla was considered as an alternative to [[TheAlcatraz The Birdcage]], but many low and medium security patients do not actually require heavily specialized containment procedures or equipment. That is, until the story moves down into the bowles of the asylum and the high and specialized security wings...
18th Jun '17 1:37:35 AM lillolillo
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* In ''KenichiTheMightiestDisciple'', the defeated and captured members of Yami (organization of villainous martial arts masters) are sent into one of the series of so-called "Big Locks" - massively built prisons designed specifically to keep the Yami members inside for good.

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* In ''KenichiTheMightiestDisciple'', ''Manga/KenichiTheMightiestDisciple'', the defeated and captured members of Yami (organization of villainous martial arts masters) are sent into one of the series of so-called "Big Locks" - massively built prisons designed specifically to keep the Yami members inside for good.



* Carl Draper, at times The Master Jailer, or Deathtrap, was originally the architect of a tailor-made prison for Superman's convicted criminal enemies, who could not be kept in in a standard prison. The prisoner's own powers were used to keep each other locked up. This fell apart when Superman ticked Draper off by showing him up in a case of actual {{Superdickery}}, and Draper's ego collapsed, turning him into a StalkerWithACrush toward Lana Lang.

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* Franchise/{{Superman}}:
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Carl Draper, at times The Master Jailer, or Deathtrap, was originally the architect of a tailor-made prison for Superman's convicted criminal enemies, who could not be kept in in a standard prison. The prisoner's own powers were used to keep each other locked up. This fell apart when Draper got mad that no one -nor even Comicbook/LanaLang, who he was obsessed with- acknowledged his work, and he became a threat to Superman ticked Draper off by showing - ironically the only person gave him credit for his work and skill- and even Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}.
** The PhantomZone is a parallel dimension where Kryptonians lock
up their worst criminals.
** In ''ComicBook/HelOnEarth'', Comicbook/LexLuthor is the only prisoner
in a case prison that he designed himself. He built the prison when Superman challenged him to create a prison that even he couldn't break out of.
** Also
of actual {{Superdickery}}, and Draper's ego collapsed, turning note is the way SelfDemonstrating/SuperboyPrime has been confined over the years. When [[Franchise/TheFlash The Flashes]] drew him into the Speed Force, he was kept in a StalkerWithACrush toward Lana Lang.place with only red sunlight until he was able to build a set of armor that converted it into yellow sunlight. When ''Comicbook/InfiniteCrisis'' ended, the Guardians Of The Universe locked him in a special Sciencell inside a red Sun Eater, which was itself guarded at all times by fifty [[Franchise/Green Lantern Green Lanterns]]. Then after he was rescued by the Sinestro Corp and landed in the future, he was sent back to Earth Prime. This was maybe the most hellish prison of all, since he got what he wanted and was sent home, only to find his parents knew everything he'd done and he was hated and unloved by everyone, unable to get back to the comic book world - not that he wanted to. When he finally ''did'' get drawn back, he tried to kill Conner Kent and ended up imprisoned in the Source Wall for his trouble.
** During the ''Comicbook/NewKrypton'' arc, Lex Luthor designed all kind of tailor-made prisons for Kryptonians.
* Despite being an infamous CardboardPrison, Arkham Asylum is actually partially built on being a tailor made prison for the psychos of Gotham. For example, the crazed serial killer Zsasz is permanently restrained due to his AxCrazy psyche. Poison Ivy is kept in a glass prison with no space for her to control plants to break herself out, and Mr. Freeze is given a modified meat locker for his cold body. Not that any of these ever stop the more unpredictable criminals like SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker from breaking out at will more easily than the power specific villains.



* In ''ComicBook/HelOnEarth'', Lex Luthor is the only prisoner in a prison that he designed himself. He built the prison when Superman challenged him to create a prison that even he couldn't break out of.



** Some time later, after the Shadow King escapes and comes looking for vengeance, Psylocke ends up trapping him inside a mutant that eats psychic energy. Because she'd already lobotomized said mutant, there's no way for the Shadow King to get out again.

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** * Some time later, after the Shadow King escapes and comes looking for vengeance, Psylocke ends up trapping him inside a mutant that eats psychic energy. Because she'd already lobotomized said mutant, there's no way for the Shadow King to get out again.



* The Phantom Zone in the ''ComicBook/{{Superman}}'' comics.



* Almost every comic book has some sort of "super villain" prison where they set up specific cells to confine the villain depending on his abilities. The Sinister Six from various ''{{Spider-Man}}'' incarnations are usually confined in this way.

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* Almost every comic book has some sort of "super villain" prison where they set up specific cells to confine the villain depending on his abilities. The Sinister Six from various ''{{Spider-Man}}'' ''Franchise/SpiderMan'' incarnations are usually confined in this way.



* Also of note is the way Superboy-Prime has been confined over the years. When The Flashes drew him into the Speed Force, he was kept in a place with only red sunlight until he was able to build a set of armor that converted it into yellow sunlight. When Infinite Crisis ended, the Guardians Of The Universe locked him in a special Sciencell inside a red Sun Eater, which was itself guarded at all times by fifty Green Lanterns. Then after he was rescued by the Sinestro Corp and landed in the future, he was sent back to Earth Prime. This was maybe the most hellish prison of all, since he got what he wanted and was sent home, only to find his parents knew everything he'd done and he was hated and unloved by everyone, unable to get back to the comic book world - not that he wanted to. When he finally ''did'' get drawn back, he tried to kill Conner Kent and ended up imprisoned in the Source Wall for his trouble. ''Comicbook/{{Flashpoint}}'' probably did him a favor.
* Despite being an infamous CardboardPrison, Arkham Asylum is actually partially built on being a tailor made prison for the psychos of Gotham. For example, the crazed serial killer Zsasz is permanently restrained due to his AxCrazy psyche. Poison Ivy is kept in a glass prison with no space for her to control plants to break herself out, and Mr. Freeze is given a modified meat locker for his cold body. Not that any of these ever stop the more unpredictable criminals like SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker from breaking out at will more easily than the power specific villains.
11th Jun '17 7:22:56 PM AcePedro
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*When we are first introduced to {{WesternAnimation/Teen Titans}} villain Plasmus his human form is submerged inside a tank full of a green liquid, completely unconscious, because as soon as he is removed from said tank and wakes up he transforms into a huge purple monster that starts destroying everything in its path.
11th Jun '17 6:48:39 PM AcePedro
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**Likewise, Ahmanet in the [[{{Film/TheMummy2017}} 2017 reboot]] is also sealed alive in a sarcophagus and submerged in a pit full of mercury to weaken her magical powers.
***Subverted later in the movie. [[spoiler: The folks at Prodigium are able to restrain the mummy pretty well, even though they had to improvise a prison based on the little information they had about her beforehand.]]
22nd May '17 10:22:29 AM ZombieAladdin
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* In ''[[SamuraiJack/TropesSeason5 Samurai Jack]]'', Lazarus-93 was kept in a prison drifting through outer space. There was an entire crew tasked solely with monitoring it and containing it if it ever broke loose, and onboard was a weapon designed specifically to kill Lazarus if things got out of hand. The prison-spaceship also has a LostWoods design in which anyone who wanders through the hallways will wind up in random areas of the ship, presumably as a means to keep an escaped Lazarus from emerging outside. This all goes awry when the ship impacts an asteroid--while the ship is physically unharmed from the collision, it sends the ship off course and onto Earth, upon which Lazarus breaks out and kills everyone else on board, requiring Jack and his new friend Ashi to defeat it.
13th May '17 2:54:49 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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He [[EvilIsNotAToy gets some help]] from [[BreakingOutTheBoss his henchmen]], some UnwittingPawn, or an ill-advised upstart villain exploiting the prison's FantasticFragility. The purpose of the Tailor-Made Prison in a story is usually one to give a villain street cred: he must be ''really'' bad to merit it. Also, a previous BigBad can be considered to be CommutingOnABus when in the prison. He's being kept around with a plausible reason for him to be [[OrcusOnHisThrone cooling his heels]] instead of raising hell and can be sprung out when dramatically convenient. Considering that any villain who merits such attention very likely has JokerImmunity in a world of {{Cardboard Prison}}s, the builders of the place may be [[GenreSavvy fully aware that this is a temporary solution]] but hope it will give them, at least, a few months of peace.

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He [[EvilIsNotAToy gets some help]] from [[BreakingOutTheBoss his henchmen]], some UnwittingPawn, or an ill-advised upstart villain exploiting the prison's FantasticFragility. The purpose of the Tailor-Made Prison in a story is usually one to give a villain street cred: he must be ''really'' bad to merit it. Also, a previous BigBad can be considered to be CommutingOnABus when in the prison. He's being kept around with a plausible reason for him to be [[OrcusOnHisThrone cooling his heels]] instead of raising hell and can be sprung out when dramatically convenient. Considering that any villain who merits such attention very likely has JokerImmunity in a world of {{Cardboard Prison}}s, the builders of the place may be [[GenreSavvy fully aware that this is a temporary solution]] solution but hope it will give them, at least, a few months of peace.



* Othar Tryggvassen, GentlemanAdventurer!, of ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' is introduced imprisoned in one of these in Castle Wulfenbach. He tries to get Agatha to release him from it, thinking her to be the MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter (she didn't do it, [[GenreSavvy not wanting]] to be the easily [[UnwittingPawn duped minion]] that sets the insanely dangerous experiment free). [[AuthorAvatar "Professor Phil Foglio"]] is later found and [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20060726 inadvertently freed]] by a group seeking to rescue Agatha in Sturmhalten. He's '''singing''', "[[IncrediblyLamePun Oubliette, oubladaa, life goes on, yeah!]]". It was a pit filled with the bones of all those who pissed off the local Prince. The rescue party also ended up in another one but a comrade they'd been separated from earlier showed up through a secret door and let them out.

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* Othar Tryggvassen, GentlemanAdventurer!, of ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' is introduced imprisoned in one of these in Castle Wulfenbach. He tries to get Agatha to release him from it, thinking her to be the MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter (she didn't do it, [[GenreSavvy not wanting]] wanting to be the easily [[UnwittingPawn duped minion]] that sets the insanely dangerous experiment free). [[AuthorAvatar "Professor Phil Foglio"]] is later found and [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20060726 inadvertently freed]] by a group seeking to rescue Agatha in Sturmhalten. He's '''singing''', "[[IncrediblyLamePun Oubliette, oubladaa, life goes on, yeah!]]". It was a pit filled with the bones of all those who pissed off the local Prince. The rescue party also ended up in another one but a comrade they'd been separated from earlier showed up through a secret door and let them out.



** Earthbenders also received the Fire Nation Touch; their prison was an offshore metal prison. They eventually broke free by using the coal from the boiler room to earthbend. Later, Toph gets trapped in a steel cage, with her captors convinced that she can't escape because she can't bend metal. However, since the latter helped Toph proceed to become the world's first metal bender, turning any future cells into Cardboard Prisons. That is, until some GenreSavvy guards locked her up in a prison... made of wood. Thankfully, Katara was with her and she was able to sweatbend the wooden bars off their cell.

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** Earthbenders also received the Fire Nation Touch; their prison was an offshore metal prison. They eventually broke free by using the coal from the boiler room to earthbend. Later, Toph gets trapped in a steel cage, with her captors convinced that she can't escape because she can't bend metal. However, since the latter helped Toph proceed to become the world's first metal bender, turning any future cells into Cardboard Prisons. That is, until some GenreSavvy guards they locked her up in a prison... made of wood. Thankfully, Katara was with her and she was able to sweatbend the wooden bars off their cell.



** In ''Anime/SonicX'', when Sonic is [[ClearMyName arrested]] for a crime, he's put in a cell that's underwater because [[GenreSavvy they know]] he [[SuperDrowningSkills can't swim]]. Only Chris and his butler Mr. Tanaka get him out, Dressed like they're the [[ShoutOut stars]] of Franchise/TheGreenHornet.

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** In ''Anime/SonicX'', when Sonic is [[ClearMyName arrested]] for a crime, he's put in a cell that's underwater because [[GenreSavvy they know]] know he [[SuperDrowningSkills can't swim]]. Only Chris and his butler Mr. Tanaka get him out, Dressed like they're the [[ShoutOut stars]] of Franchise/TheGreenHornet.
12th May '17 4:17:53 AM Cryoclaste
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* ''{{Metroid}}''
** [[BigBad Gorea]] from ''[[MetroidPrime Metroid Prime: Hunters]]'' had an interdimensional prison to lock him away and keep him from demolishing the Alimbic Cluster. His means of egress are a forged psychic message and the eight Octoliths that power the device necessary to open it again... too bad the person responsible for opening the door just happened to be ''Samus''.
** The eponymous creature in ''Metroid Prime'' was trapped in the impact crater by a forcefield erected by the Chozo. In the NTSC version of the game, Space Pirates accidentally free it by digging under the forcefield and take it to be studied, although it escapes and returns to its lair. This was RetConned in the PAL and Trilogy versions where it never got out. Samus has to collect the artifacts needed to open a passage into the crater and kill it.

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* ''{{Metroid}}''
''Franchise/{{Metroid}}''
** [[BigBad Gorea]] from ''[[MetroidPrime Metroid Prime: Hunters]]'' ''VideoGame/MetroidPrimeHunters'' had an interdimensional prison to lock him away and keep him from demolishing the Alimbic Cluster. His means of egress are a forged psychic message and the eight Octoliths that power the device necessary to open it again... too bad the person responsible for opening the door just happened to be ''Samus''.
** The eponymous creature in ''Metroid Prime'' ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime'' was trapped in the impact crater by a forcefield erected by the Chozo. In the NTSC version of the game, Space Pirates accidentally free it by digging under the forcefield and take it to be studied, although it escapes and returns to its lair. This was RetConned in the PAL and Trilogy versions where it never got out. Samus has to collect the artifacts needed to open a passage into the crater and kill it.
10th Apr '17 10:02:53 AM nombretomado
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* In ''ReBoot'' the heroes create a Firewall to seal off Megabyte's entire infected sector of Mainframe. It works against Megabyte, keeping him imprisoned at least until Enzo's TimeSkip. Hexadecimal, on the other hand, easily overloads the Firewall and leaves Mainframe at Megabyte's mercy.
* ''ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated'': Professor Pericles is kept in a special isolated cell (visually based on Magneto's cell from the ''Film/XMenFilmSeries'') in the maximum security animal asylum.

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* In ''ReBoot'' ''WesternAnimation/ReBoot'' the heroes create a Firewall to seal off Megabyte's entire infected sector of Mainframe. It works against Megabyte, keeping him imprisoned at least until Enzo's TimeSkip. Hexadecimal, on the other hand, easily overloads the Firewall and leaves Mainframe at Megabyte's mercy.
* ''ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated'': ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated'': Professor Pericles is kept in a special isolated cell (visually based on Magneto's cell from the ''Film/XMenFilmSeries'') in the maximum security animal asylum.
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