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3rd May '16 8:57:49 AM DaibhidC
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** In ''ComicBook/TheDarkKnightStrikesAgain'', The Atom is forcibly shrunken and kept in one of his own petri dishes, where he must constantly fight for survival against bacteria that are the relative size of dinosaurs.

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** * In ''ComicBook/TheDarkKnightStrikesAgain'', The Atom is forcibly shrunken and kept in one of his own petri dishes, where he must constantly fight for survival against bacteria that are the relative size of dinosaurs.
5th Apr '16 6:11:45 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* The Source Wall, a barrier that separates the universe from the Source, may as well be this. It is theoretically possible to pass through it and into the Source, a godlike cosmic essence or being that is the "source" of all that exists, but anyone who fails to do so is absorbed into it and irrevocably trapped forever. It is possible to be rescued from it, however; Darseid seems able to rescue a prisoner from it, and was himself rescued by an alternate version of himself due to a deal they made. Batman was once able to rescue Superman using the Highfather's staff. It is rare, however, for the Wall to be intentionally used as a prison (except maybe by the Source itself); one time it was occurred when the Teen Titans trapped Superboy-Prime there after his return as it was the only type of prison they hadn't yet tried to contain him with
5th Apr '16 2:51:08 PM towercurator
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* The unnamed prison within Hell in ''Literature/VoidDomain''. A massive structure built out of magic-resistant material, guards that aren't afraid to kill, cells where prisoners are chained to the wall and never let loose. The prisoners aren't even fed, though as they're demons, feeding isn't strictly necessary.
28th Feb '16 2:24:23 PM MagwitchOo
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** Sky Prison, the Undersea Prison and, the biggest, Honey Prison. Only Honey Prison has been shown in detail. Do not let the name fool you, Honey Prison is a nightmare, very reminiscent of the aforementioned Impel Down. Among other things, the prison lies above a forest of vicious monsters that will destroy anything that moves, "Execution Beasts" guard the inside, all of whom are controlled by the warden, and prisoners are served food with their favorite parts of them removed (Tthis is FAR worse than it sounds - see below). That's the first level. The other levels get progressively worse, with the final few levels being execution zones.

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** Sky Prison, the Undersea Prison and, the biggest, Honey Prison. Only Honey Prison has been shown in detail. Do not let the name fool you, Honey Prison is a nightmare, very reminiscent of the aforementioned Impel Down. Among other things, the prison lies above a forest of vicious monsters that will destroy anything that moves, "Execution Beasts" guard the inside, all of whom are controlled by the warden, and prisoners are served food with their favorite parts of them removed (Tthis (See below - Note that Toriko is FAR worse than it sounds - see below).a series about food and gourmet hunters). That's the first level. The other levels get progressively worse, with the final few levels being execution zones.
22nd Feb '16 11:35:52 AM VictorDamazio
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* Impel Down in ''Manga/OnePiece'', seen above as the page picture. It probably takes the cake as ''the'' worst prison in fiction. The only exit is also the entrance, as it is surrounded entirely by water. Since most inmates have eaten Devil Fruits, which give people super powers but robs them of the ability to swim, this automatically places SuperDrowningSkills onto them. If one escapes, unless they can navigate past the battleships and water infested with whirlpools and sea monsters, water currents lead directly to one of two highly-guarded government fortresses, and even then only if they permit entry. It has six levels, each progressively worse than the last to house progressively dangerous criminals, and is filled with things just waiting to kill the unlucky prisoners, including the staff.

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* Impel Down in ''Manga/OnePiece'', seen above as the page picture. It probably takes the cake as ''the'' worst prison in fiction. The only exit is also the entrance, as it is surrounded entirely by water. Since most many inmates have eaten Devil Fruits, which give people super powers but robs them of the ability to swim, this automatically places SuperDrowningSkills onto them. If one escapes, unless they can navigate past the battleships and water infested with whirlpools and sea monsters, water currents lead directly to one of two highly-guarded government fortresses, and even then only if they permit entry. It has six levels, each progressively worse than the last to house progressively dangerous criminals, and is filled with things just waiting to kill the unlucky prisoners, including the staff.
19th Feb '16 3:25:54 PM DastardlyDemolition
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*** Chill, Winterhold's prison, is no slouch either. It is obviously inspired by Azkaban, which is natural, given that Winterhold is a mage city; it's an unmarked mine out in the middle of nowhere guarded by Frost Atronachs and infested by animals, Having a "Realistic Hypothermia" mod makes to no less than another Cidna Mine. The benefit of this prison is the guards leave you with all your gear.

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*** The Chill, Winterhold's prison, is no slouch either. It is obviously inspired by Azkaban, which is natural, given that Winterhold is a mage city; it's an unmarked mine out in the middle of nowhere guarded by Frost Atronachs and infested by animals, Having a "Realistic Hypothermia" mod makes to no less than another Cidna Mine. The benefit of this prison is the guards leave you with all your gear.
19th Feb '16 3:24:46 PM DastardlyDemolition
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*** Cidhna Mine. You can escape from every other prison in the game, but not from this one, without outside help. The only possible escape route becomes available when ''you'' act as outside help to the local RebelLeader imprisoned within (or by killing him and looting his body for the key), and it works only once, so you can't use it youself if you land in Cidhna Mine later.
*** The Winterhold prison is no slouch either. It is obviously inspired by Azkaban, which is natural, given that Winterhold is a mage city; it is located on an arctic island and guarded by ice elementals. In normal game, once you slip past the elementals, you can swim to the shore; if you have a realistic hypothermia mod installed, this prison becomes no less an Alcatraz than Cidhna Mine.

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*** Cidhna Mine. You can escape from every other prison in the game, but not from this one, without outside help. The only possible escape route becomes available when ''you'' act as outside help to the local RebelLeader imprisoned within (or by killing him and looting his body for the key), and it works only once, so you can't use it youself yourself if you land in Cidhna Mine later.
later. The only way out is to do force labor for the Silver-Blood Family. "You'll never see the sun again, you hear me? No one escapes Cidhna Mine. No one."
*** The Winterhold prison Chill, Winterhold's prison, is no slouch either. It is obviously inspired by Azkaban, which is natural, given that Winterhold is a mage city; it is located on it's an arctic island and unmarked mine out in the middle of nowhere guarded by Frost Atronachs and infested by ice elementals. In normal game, once you slip past the elementals, you can swim to the shore; if you have animals, Having a realistic hypothermia "Realistic Hypothermia" mod installed, makes to no less than another Cidna Mine. The benefit of this prison becomes no less an Alcatraz than Cidhna Mine.is the guards leave you with all your gear.
16th Feb '16 4:10:59 PM Godzillawolf
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* In the ''Fanfic/PonyPOVSeries'', Celestia reveals the ''sun'' can, and has, been used as this. Why this would be extremely hard, if not impossible, to escape from should be self explanatory, but to note: it's millions of miles away in the vacuum of space with the only reliable way on or off being Celestia herself, and most of the prisoner's sentence is ''beneath'' the surface of it where gravity and pressure ''are'' part of the punishment (they're naturally made immortal for their time their). There's also an entire ecosystem on it (made of solar plasma) and taking care of them is part of the punishment. Oh, and naturally they're on fire the entire time. Of course, Celestia, being [[TheHighQueen who she is]], doesn't use this very often and reserves it for the absolute worst of the worst, who's sentence is equal to the years of life they've stolen from others. The most recent inmate is [[spoiler:Professor Kabuto, a {{Sociopath}}ic Changeling MadScientist and mass murderer so vile even his own kind loathed him before their HeelRaceTurn.]]
14th Feb '16 4:40:03 PM Lopiny
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* ''Videogame/SunlessSea'': Wisdom Prison. An enormous prison complex in the middle of the eponymous Sunless Sea, atop a huge conglomeration of irregular giant lilypads. Not only does it have regular old prison guards, but it's also surrounded completely by enormous, carnivorous toads with [[ExtraEyes way too many eyes]] called Knot-Oracles. And for anyone who escapes ''those'', they'll have to face the zee itself as well, which is already full of nasty monsters no matter where the place. And the nation that owns the prison has some of the best spies in the entire Neath, so chances are if you escape you'll be watched. If you want to get someone out of there, you'll have to either pass an impossibly difficult Veils challenge (AKA you're such a master of stealth you can sneak up on a sea monster with a gigantic dreadnought), trade it for one of the rarest secrets you could ever hope to find, or pay a bribe big enough to buy another ship.

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* ''Videogame/SunlessSea'': Wisdom Prison. An enormous prison complex in the middle of the eponymous Sunless Sea, atop a huge conglomeration of irregular giant lilypads. Not only does it have regular old prison guards, but it's also surrounded completely by enormous, carnivorous toads with [[ExtraEyes way too many eyes]] called Knot-Oracles. And for anyone who escapes ''those'', they'll have to face the zee itself as well, which is already full of nasty monsters no matter where the place. And the nation that owns the prison has some of the best spies in the entire Neath, so chances are if you escape you'll be watched. If you want to get someone out of there, you'll have to either pass an impossibly difficult Veils challenge (AKA you're such a master of stealth you can sneak up on a sea monster with a gigantic dreadnought), trade it for one of the rarest secrets you could ever hope to find, or pay a bribe big enough to buy another ship.


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* ''Videogame/SunlessSea'': Wisdom Prison. An enormous prison complex in the middle of the eponymous Sunless Sea, atop a huge conglomeration of irregular giant lilypads. Not only does it have regular old prison guards, but it's also surrounded completely by enormous, carnivorous toads with [[ExtraEyes way too many eyes]] called Knot-Oracles. And for anyone who escapes ''those'', they'll have to face the zee itself as well, which is already full of nasty monsters no matter where the place. And the nation that owns the prison has some of the best spies in the entire Neath, so chances are if you escape you'll be watched. If you want to get someone out of there, you'll have to either pass an impossibly difficult Veils challenge (AKA you're such a master of stealth you can sneak up on a sea monster with a gigantic dreadnought), trade it for one of the rarest secrets you could ever hope to find, or pay a bribe big enough to buy another ship.
5th Feb '16 2:14:22 PM NativeJovian
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* In ''FinalFantasyCrystalChroniclesCrystalBearers'', there is the Aerial Prison. a giant prison compound filled with deadly guard robots, laser defenses, etc. But the worst part is the fact that it is ''floating in the sky'', at such a height that jumping off would kill you. if you ''do'' manage to escape your cell, dodge the guard 'bots, make it outside, and somehow get to the ground without dying (our heroes ended up crashing the entire prison to get to the ground), all you've managed to do is land yourself in the Prison Sands, ''another'' desert-based prison located directly beneath.

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* In ''FinalFantasyCrystalChroniclesCrystalBearers'', ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyCrystalChroniclesTheCrystalBearers'', there is the Aerial Prison. a giant prison compound filled with deadly guard robots, laser defenses, etc. But the worst part is the fact that it is ''floating in the sky'', at such a height that jumping off would kill you. if you ''do'' manage to escape your cell, dodge the guard 'bots, make it outside, and somehow get to the ground without dying (our heroes ended up crashing the entire prison to get to the ground), all you've managed to do is land yourself in the Prison Sands, ''another'' desert-based prison located directly beneath.
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