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26th Nov '16 3:10:58 PM nombretomado
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* The Stronghold supervillain prison in the ''{{Champions}}'' TabletopRPG.
* ''{{Eberron}}'' has Dreadhold, a politically-independent island prison run by the dwarves of House Kundarak. The island has a connection to Lamannia, the plane of primal nature, which massively increases the durability of wood and stone while also negating most magic used against it (including magic used to teleport or phase through it). The same effect also keeps food and drink eternally fresh and destroys all poisons. A small village exists on the island to reduce dependence on imports, and most communication with the outside world is conducted through magic. Before a person can even ''visit'' the island they must consent to having their mind read and being placed under curses which limit their combat ability; shapeshifters must also wear distinctive clothing at all times to prevent impersonation. \\

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* The Stronghold supervillain prison in the ''{{Champions}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Champions}}'' TabletopRPG.
* ''{{Eberron}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Eberron}}'' has Dreadhold, a politically-independent island prison run by the dwarves of House Kundarak. The island has a connection to Lamannia, the plane of primal nature, which massively increases the durability of wood and stone while also negating most magic used against it (including magic used to teleport or phase through it). The same effect also keeps food and drink eternally fresh and destroys all poisons. A small village exists on the island to reduce dependence on imports, and most communication with the outside world is conducted through magic. Before a person can even ''visit'' the island they must consent to having their mind read and being placed under curses which limit their combat ability; shapeshifters must also wear distinctive clothing at all times to prevent impersonation. \\
18th Nov '16 2:43:45 PM StFan
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* ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'' had 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}}'' had the Pit, Myth/ClassicalMythology:
** OlderThanFeudalism: Greek myth has Tartarus,
where those who had broken titans, demons and a few choice humans are kept.
** The Labyrinth is another example. [[Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians For crying out loud, in modern times,
the law of Mata Nui were sent by a being named Botar (and following his death, a SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute) after being defeated Labyrinth can actually lead TO Alcatraz!]]
* {{Hell}}
in battle. Hundreds of years ago, it filled up with mutagenic water and many mythologies qualifies as perhaps the interns escaped, and more recently, the entire establishment was destroyed, however by that time, most of the escapees had been recaptured.ultimate Alcatraz. Of course, as [[EscapedFromHell this Trope]] proves, even ''that'' isn't completely escape-proof.



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* OlderThanFeudalism: Greek myth has Tartarus, where titans, demons and a few choice humans are kept.
** The Labyrinth is another example.
*** [[Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians For crying out loud, in modern times, the Labyrinth can actually lead TO Alcatraz!]]
* {{Hell}} in many mythologies qualifies as perhaps the ultimate Alcatraz. Of course, as [[EscapedFromHell this Trope]] proves, even ''that'' isn't completely escape-proof.
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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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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'' has the prison satellite of Incarceron as a traditional example, while the [[AlternateUniverse Null Void]] is used by the [[SpacePolice Plumbers]] as a prison ''dimension'' with an actual prison complex shown in ''WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien''. Several characters do escape from it (Vilgax, Kevin Levin and Alpha from ''WesternAnimation/Ben10GeneratorRexHeroesUnited''), though they are regarded as some of the most dangerous beings in the universe.
* The Citadel in ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' can be found on a remote volcanic planet, blockaded by the Separatist fleet. It's explicitly stated, that even if someone manages to escape the institute, they still can't really go anywhere because the landscape is almost impossible to cross -esspecially while being chased.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'' ''WesternAnimation/Ben10'' has the prison satellite of Incarceron as a traditional example, while the [[AlternateUniverse Null Void]] is used by the [[SpacePolice Plumbers]] as a prison ''dimension'' with an actual prison complex shown in ''WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien''. Several characters do escape from it (Vilgax, Kevin Levin and Alpha from ''WesternAnimation/Ben10GeneratorRexHeroesUnited''), though they are regarded as some of the most dangerous beings in the universe.
* The Citadel in ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' can be found on a remote volcanic planet, blockaded by the Separatist fleet. It's explicitly stated, that even if someone manages to escape the institute, they still can't really go anywhere because the landscape is almost impossible to cross -esspecially -- especially while being chased.



* A weird example occurred in one HuckleberryHound cartoon. Huckleberry was the warden of a prison in the middle of nowhere, from which nobody escaped...because the amusement parks and various entertainments inside made the place so darn ''fun''. In fact, Huckleberry's problem in that cartoon wasn't a criminal trying to break out, it was one who'd served his sentence trying to break back ''in.''

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* A weird example occurred in one HuckleberryHound cartoon. ''WesternAnimation/TheHuckleberryHoundShow''. Huckleberry was is the warden of a prison in the middle of nowhere, from which nobody escaped...escapes... because the amusement parks and various entertainments inside made make the place so darn ''fun''. In fact, Huckleberry's problem in that cartoon wasn't isn't a criminal trying to break out, it was is one who'd served his sentence trying to break back ''in.''''in''.



* Stalagmite 17 in ''WesternAnimation/{{Slugterra}}'' is the most highly guarded prison in all of [=SlugTerra=]. Stalagmite 17 first appeared in "Mission: Improbable", where Mister Saturday took over and zombified the staff. After a fusion shot failed, Mr. Saturday captured and placed the Shane Gang in Stalagmite 17. Eventually this caused Burpy and Pronto to come and break the gang out. In later episodes, it was used by the Shane Gang to incareate the most dangerous criminals in [=SlugTerra=} and, for the most part, it succeeded in holding them.

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* Stalagmite 17 in ''WesternAnimation/{{Slugterra}}'' is the most highly guarded prison in all of [=SlugTerra=]. Stalagmite 17 first appeared in "Mission: Improbable", where Mister Saturday took over and zombified the staff. After a fusion shot failed, Mr. Saturday captured and placed the Shane Gang in Stalagmite 17. Eventually this caused Burpy and Pronto to come and break the gang out. In later episodes, it was used by the Shane Gang to incareate incarcerate the most dangerous criminals in [=SlugTerra=} [=SlugTerra=] and, for the most part, it succeeded in holding them.
13th Nov '16 4:15:39 PM LongTallShorty64
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* Westgate Penitentiary in ''Film/{{Brute Force|1947}} is surrounded by water and can only be entered with a drawbridge. It also has a guard which is evil incarnate, Captain Munsey.

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* Westgate Penitentiary in ''Film/{{Brute Force|1947}} Force|1947}}'' is surrounded by water and can only be entered with a drawbridge. It also has a guard which is evil incarnate, Captain Munsey. Joe tries to escape with his band of misfits, [[spoiler: but they don't make it.]]
13th Nov '16 4:14:09 PM LongTallShorty64
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* Westgate Penitentiary in ''Film/{{Brute Force|1947}} is surrounded by water and can only be entered with a drawbridge. It also has a guard which is evil incarnate, Captain Munsey.
6th Nov '16 5:23:32 PM AlexHoskins
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* Chorh-Gom Prison, Tai Lung's mountain prison in ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda''. He's the only prisoner, chained to the floor in a deep pit, wearing a tortoise shell-shaped suit with acupuncture needles that keep him paralyzed, and covered from above by massive crossbows at all times. There are one thousand guards responsible for containing him alone. [[spoiler: He obtains one solitary feather, picks the lock and defeats the defenses in a few minutes.]]

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* Chorh-Gom Prison, Tai Lung's the mountain prison that holds Tai Lung in ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda''. He's the only prisoner, chained to the floor in a deep pit, wearing a tortoise shell-shaped suit with acupuncture needles that keep him paralyzed, and covered from above by massive crossbows at all times. There are one thousand guards responsible for containing him alone. [[spoiler: He obtains one solitary feather, picks the lock and defeats the defenses in a few minutes.]]



* The Fairyworld Maximum Security Prison, recently renamed Abra-Catraz, in ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents''.

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* The Fairyworld Maximum Security Prison, recently renamed Abra-Catraz, that Jorgen Von Strangle is in charge in ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents''.
16th Oct '16 9:28:10 PM foxley
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* ''Series/{{Leverage}}'': The prison Nate is in "The Jailhouse Job". Eliot repeatedly describes it as state-of-the-art and escape proof. Naturally, nate immediately starts planning a GreatEscape from the inside.
16th Oct '16 7:12:37 AM LadyJaneGrey
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** The X-Brig is Utopia's prison for superhumans, and it's rather secure, with a pretty good record; it has successfully held both ComicBook/{{Magik}} and Juggernaut-powered Colossus (although both were, for the most part, [[SelfRestrain willing prisoners]]) Legion (''after'' he killed the Elder Gods, and during the X-Men's feud with the Avengers, many members of that team. Some reasons the place is more secure include magic combined with the their technology (provided by ComicBook/DoctorStrange) other technology designed by mutant genius Dr. Nemesis, and a focus on rehabilitation. The only known major escape thus far was Donald Pierce, after acquiring Techno Organic Virus powers. (Ironically despite - [[FridgeBrilliance or perhaps because of]] - the Brig being built and maintained by the X-Men, it's far more secure than the any of the hate-group run places they've had to break out of.) The Brig is also pretty good at keeping folks ''out''; Jubilee was kept here after being unwillingly converted by Xarus and Blade - who believed the X-Men's hopes of finding a cure was pointless - couldn't get ''near'' her.

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** The X-Brig is Utopia's prison for superhumans, and it's rather secure, with a pretty good record; it has successfully held both ComicBook/{{Magik}} and Juggernaut-powered Colossus (although both were, for the most part, [[SelfRestrain [[SelfRestraint willing prisoners]]) Legion (''after'' he killed the Elder Gods, and during the X-Men's feud with the Avengers, many members of that team. Some reasons the place is more secure include magic combined with the their technology (provided by ComicBook/DoctorStrange) other technology designed by mutant genius Dr. Nemesis, and a focus on rehabilitation. The only known major escape thus far was Donald Pierce, after acquiring Techno Organic Virus powers. (Ironically despite - [[FridgeBrilliance or perhaps because of]] - the Brig being built and maintained by the X-Men, it's far more secure than the any of the hate-group run places they've had to break out of.) The Brig is also pretty good at keeping folks ''out''; Jubilee was kept here after being unwillingly converted by Xarus Xarus, and Blade - who believed the X-Men's hopes of finding a cure was pointless - couldn't get ''near'' her.
16th Oct '16 7:11:45 AM LadyJaneGrey
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** The X-Brig is Utopia's prison for superhumans, and it's rather secure, with a pretty good record; it has successfully held both ComicBook/{{Magik}} and Juggernaut-powered Colossus (although both were, for the most part, [[SelfRestrain willing prisoners]]) Legion (''after'' he killed the Elder Gods, and during the X-Men's feud with the Avengers, many members of that team. Some reasons the place is more secure include magic combined with the their technology (provided by ComicBook/DoctorStrange) other technology designed by mutant genius Dr. Nemesis, and a focus on rehabilitation. The only known major escape thus far was Donald Pierce, after acquiring Techno Organic Virus powers. (Ironically despite - [[FridgeBrilliance or perhaps because of]] - the Brig being built and maintained by the X-Men, it's far more secure than the any of the hate-group run places they've had to break out of.) The Brig is also pretty good at keeping folks ''out''; Jubilee was kept here after being unwillingly converted by Xarus and Blade - who believed the X-Men's hopes of finding a cure was pointless - couldn't get ''near'' her.
10th Oct '16 9:29:47 PM Gamermaster
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* The Slab in Franchise/TheDCUTheDCU. How secure was it? It was designed by Shiloh Norman, the greatest escape artist in history, to be escape proof. This man escaped from a black hole, but specifically designed the Slab to be too much even for him. The Joker organized a mass breakout in the Joker's Last Laugh event.

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* The Slab in Franchise/TheDCUTheDCU.Franchise/TheDCU. How secure was it? It was designed by Shiloh Norman, the greatest escape artist in history, to be escape proof. This man escaped from a black hole, but specifically designed the Slab to be too much even for him. The Joker organized a mass breakout in the Joker's Last Laugh event.



* Meanwhile in ''ComicBook/TeenTitans'', they have re-opened the original Alcatraz, which is right next door to the Titans, so they can keep an eye on it. Unlike its namesake and like every other prison in Franchise/TheDCUTheDCU, it is a CardboardPrison.

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* Meanwhile in ''ComicBook/TeenTitans'', they have re-opened the original Alcatraz, which is right next door to the Titans, so they can keep an eye on it. Unlike its namesake and like every other prison in Franchise/TheDCUTheDCU, Franchise/TheDCU, it is a CardboardPrison.
24th Sep '16 7:32:58 AM BrendanRizzo
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** Ironically, as of 2012 Alcatraz itself has spent more years as a tourist attraction than as a federal prison (it spent 29 years, from 1934 to 1963, as a prison, but has been a tourist attraction since 1972, passing the length of time it spent as a prison in 2001).

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** Ironically, as of 2012 Alcatraz itself has spent more years as a tourist attraction than as a federal prison (it spent 29 years, from 1934 to 1963, as a prison, but has been a tourist attraction since 1972, passing the length of time it spent as a prison in 2001).
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