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17th Sep '17 10:21:25 AM OriCat
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* ''Literature/TheThinkingMachine'': In "The Problem of Cell 13", Van Dusen accepts a challenge to escape from a death row cell in an 'inescapable' prison within a week. He does so in a truly spectacular fashion.

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* ''Literature/TheThinkingMachine'': In "The Problem of Cell 13", Van Dusen accepts a challenge to escape from a death row cell in an 'inescapable' prison within a week. He does so in a truly spectacular fashion.\
* ''Literature/Incarceron'' has only two possible exits, and will kill you itself before you get anywhere near either.
9th Sep '17 1:01:15 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* ''VideoGame/DukeNukemII'' begins with aliens capturing Duke and sending him to a dungeon. When he escapes, he even remarks, [[GenreSavvy "This is too easy!"]]

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* ''VideoGame/DukeNukemII'' begins with aliens capturing Duke and sending him to a dungeon. When he escapes, he even remarks, [[GenreSavvy "This is too easy!"]]easy!"
25th Aug '17 6:39:28 PM nombretomado
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* Several in Russia, such as White Swan (in Solikamsk), Black Dolphin (in Sol Iletsk), Fire Island (in Vologda Oblast). These supermaxes were built for ''[[TheMafiya vory]]'', Chechen terrorists and similar especially dangerous criminals sentenced to lifetime imprisonment. Another one, infamous in Mafiya and gopnik circles, is the Vladimir Central. There is a ''shanson'' song dedicated to it. Note that Russian supermaxes are either from the Tsarist times (like the Vladimir Central) or [[TheNewRussia recently built]]. The Soviets did not believe in this trope, using either lax but very distant, frozen penal colonies or the death penalty.

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* Several in Russia, such as White Swan (in Solikamsk), Black Dolphin (in Sol Iletsk), Fire Island (in Vologda Oblast). These supermaxes were built for ''[[TheMafiya vory]]'', Chechen terrorists and similar especially dangerous criminals sentenced to lifetime imprisonment. Another one, infamous in Mafiya and gopnik circles, is the Vladimir Central. There is a ''shanson'' song dedicated to it. Note that Russian supermaxes are either from the Tsarist times (like the Vladimir Central) or [[TheNewRussia [[UsefulNotes/TheNewRussia recently built]]. The Soviets did not believe in this trope, using either lax but very distant, frozen penal colonies or the death penalty.
12th Aug '17 2:49:24 PM Prometheus117
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* ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'' has the Pit, where those who had broken the law of Mata Nui were sent by a being named Botar (and following his death, a SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute) after being defeated in battle. Hundreds of years ago, it filled up with mutagenic water and the interns escaped, and more recently, the entire establishment was destroyed, however by that time, most of the escapees had been recaptured.

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* ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'' has the Pit, where those who had broken the law of Mata Nui were sent by a being named Botar (and following his death, a SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute) after being defeated in battle. Hundreds of years ago, it filled up with mutagenic water and the interns escaped, and more recently, the entire establishment was destroyed, however by that time, most of the escapees had been recaptured.recaptured [[spoiler:and [[RecruitingTheCriminal recruited to fight]] the [[EvilVersusEvil Brotherhood of Makuta]]]].
25th Jul '17 1:15:58 AM SeptimusHeap
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* Belle Reve Prison is a special max security prison, with a secret purpose of being the secret headquarters for the SuicideSquad.

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* Belle Reve Prison is a special max security prison, with a secret purpose of being the secret headquarters for the SuicideSquad.Comicbook/SuicideSquad.
17th Jul '17 12:04:34 PM EDP
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* ''ComicBook/MonsterAllergy'' has the various Detention Oasis, where monsters guilty of various crimes ([[BlueAndOrangeMorality that aren't so bad to humans but rather serious to the monsters]]) are put to be reformed. As the goal is reformation the inmates are treated well... But the Oasis have those names because they are the only safe havens in areas that are so dangerous to monsters that going out without escort amounts to suicide.
6th Jul '17 9:08:47 PM TimeLordVictorious
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* ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'' has Sherrinford from "The Final Problem".
14th Jun '17 1:52:28 PM jtierney50
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* ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'' introduces the Raft, an underwater prison apparently built for the sole purpose of containing the Avengers if they go rogue (or, really, any superpowered individuals, but we only ever see it used for that purpose). [[spoiler:Following the airport fight, it's used to contain Hawkeye, Ant-Man, Falcon, and Scarlet Witch, although Steve and Bucky break them out after defeating Iron Man at the Hydra Facility in Siberia.]] It's essentially the MCU's version of Prison 42 from the original ''ComicBooks/CivilWar'' storyline, which was an extra-''dimensional'' prison used by Iron Man and his allies to hold non-registered superheroes before their trial.
10th Jun '17 8:59:36 AM nombretomado
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* In the WhateleyUniverse, the Red and Black Sections of ARC (the Arkham Research Consortium) are used as uncrackable prisons to hold people and things too dangerous to ever let loose. When Fey, Carmilla, and Bladedancer go to ARC (knowing from a seer that the day will be a good day to try to help Carmilla's friend Merry break out), they find out why: a villain has set timers so that a horrific supervillain will be able to escape on that day.

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* In the WhateleyUniverse, Literature/WhateleyUniverse, the Red and Black Sections of ARC (the Arkham Research Consortium) are used as uncrackable prisons to hold people and things too dangerous to ever let loose. When Fey, Carmilla, and Bladedancer go to ARC (knowing from a seer that the day will be a good day to try to help Carmilla's friend Merry break out), they find out why: a villain has set timers so that a horrific supervillain will be able to escape on that day.
8th Jun '17 8:29:48 PM LadyJaneGrey
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** The third one was introduced in ''Cataclysm'' - Tol Barad.
*** It was the original ExtranormalPrison built on an island with the same name, and used to contain the most violent prisoners in the Eastern Kingdoms, as well as Demons and Mages. It was attacked by the Old Horde in the First and Second Wars, and the resulting breakout turned the island into a [[PlaceWorseThanDeath living nightmare.]] Only the northern island is even remotely habitable, with what's left of the original prison guard contingent [[TheRemnant (Baradin's Wardens)]] maintaining a tenuous perimeter while fending off attacks from a vanguard of the New Horde [[ElitesAreMoreGlamorous (Hellscream's Reach)]]. The southern island, which had all the cell-blocks, is a death trap. Which the players have to clear out.\\
*** The most dangerous cell-block is a 25-man raid known as Baradin Hold, with three of the most powerful lesser demons in known existence trapped within, and whom the players have to stop from breaking out. One is a [[FluffyTheTerrible demonic dog-like creature]], one is a [[HornyDevils Shivarra]] with [[AxCrazy serious anger-management issues]], and the third is an OmnicidalManiac of a Pitlord.

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** The third one was introduced in ''Cataclysm'' - Tol Barad.
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Barad. A rather large facility (it makes up three instances) it was the original ExtranormalPrison built on an island with the same name, and used to contain the most violent prisoners in the Eastern Kingdoms, as well as Demons and Mages. It was attacked by the Old Horde in the First and Second Wars, and the resulting breakout turned the island into a [[PlaceWorseThanDeath living nightmare.]] Only the northern island is even remotely habitable, with what's left of the original prison guard contingent [[TheRemnant (Baradin's Wardens)]] maintaining a tenuous perimeter while fending off attacks from a vanguard of the New Horde [[ElitesAreMoreGlamorous (Hellscream's Reach)]]. The southern island, which had all the cell-blocks, is a death trap. Which the players have to clear out.\\
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The most dangerous cell-block is a 25-man raid known as Baradin Hold, with three of the most powerful lesser demons in known existence trapped within, and whom the players have to stop from breaking out. One is a [[FluffyTheTerrible demonic dog-like creature]], one is a [[HornyDevils Shivarra]] with [[AxCrazy serious anger-management issues]], and the third is an OmnicidalManiac of a Pitlord.
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