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* ''ComicBook/StarWarsDoctorAphra'' has Accresker Prison, the Imperial PrisonShip that Aphra ends up imprisoned on during the "Catastrophe Con" arc. There's no cells, no bars, just no way to escape except into space and [[ExplosiveLeash implants]] that'll blow you up if you get too far from your assigned hubdroid. And when Aphra does find a way to escape, she finds that that's just the cherry on top to the actual security system, [[spoiler: a Force spirit haunting the halls sabotaging any and all escape attempts]].
20th May '18 8:46:47 AM Theriocephalus
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** Level 1 is mostly a normal floor, though the highlight of Level One is the "Crimson Hell," a forest within the prison made up entirely of bladed "saber trees" and "needle grass." Prisoners are forced into it, being cut up at every turn and every step, giving the forest its trademark red color, all the while being chased by poisonous insects and AxeCrazy prison guards. To add to the sadism the only way out is a pit located within the Crimson Hell, which leads to ''Level Two''.(This was where Buggy was kept until the mass-escape, and it wasn't so bad for him, because he simply couldn't be hurt by the hazards here due to his Devil's Fruit power; for some reason, the guards never noticed that.)
** Level 2 is the "Wild Beast Hell", where the cells are kept unlocked but the halls patrolled by ravenous creatures that feed off the prisoners kept within if they don't stay in their cells. Such creatures include manticores, basilisks, and a sphinx as the boss. Dozens of them (prisoners) are packed in somewhat small cells, so their only choices are to be killed by disease or be hunted.
** Level 3, features "Starvation Hell", a vast, dry, perpetually hot desert. The prisoners here are kept floating in-between life and death with barely any water or food. There are corpses lining some of the cells, left to turn into dust (which is probably where all the sand came from).
** Level 4, the "[[EvilIsBurningHot Hell of Scorching Flames]]," is even hotter than Level Three (in fact, it's the heat from this level that keeps the above one hot), as a gigantic "Lake of Blood" is kept boiling hot at all times, which prisoners are dropped into regularly. Other prisoners are used to keep wood on the fire at all times, where they face the risk of getting into a fight and being thrown into the "Lake".
** Level 5, the "[[EvilIsDeathlyCold Hell of Freezing Cold]]," is the [[JustForPun polar]] opposite of previous level, with below freezing temperatures and wolves that are so vicious, they actually preyed upon Level Two's beasts when they were initially introduced there, forcing their relocation. The prisoners kept here have given up on escape and rebellion completely, as they all stay locked in their freezing cells waiting to die.

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** Level 1 is mostly a normal floor, though the highlight of Level One is the "Crimson Hell," a forest within the prison made up entirely of bladed "saber trees" and "needle grass." Prisoners are forced into it, being cut up at every turn and every step, giving the forest its trademark red color, all the while being chased by poisonous insects and AxeCrazy prison guards. To add to the sadism the only way out is a pit located within the Crimson Hell, which leads to ''Level Two''.(This This was where Buggy was kept until the mass-escape, and it wasn't so bad for him, because he simply couldn't be hurt by the hazards here due to his Devil's Fruit power; for some reason, the guards never noticed that.)
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** Level 2 is the "Wild Beast Hell", where the cells are kept unlocked but the halls patrolled by ravenous creatures that feed off the prisoners kept within if they don't stay in their cells. Such creatures include manticores, basilisks, and a sphinx as the boss. Dozens of them (prisoners) prisoners are packed in somewhat small cells, so their only choices are to be killed by disease or be hunted.
** Level 3, 3 features "Starvation Hell", a vast, dry, perpetually hot desert. The prisoners here are kept floating in-between life and death with barely any water or food. There are corpses lining some of the cells, left to turn into dust (which is probably where all the sand came from).
** Level 4, the "[[EvilIsBurningHot Hell of Scorching Flames]]," Flames]]", is even hotter than Level Three (in fact, it's the heat from this level that keeps the above one hot), as a gigantic "Lake of Blood" is kept boiling hot at all times, which prisoners are dropped into regularly. Other prisoners are used to keep wood on the fire at all times, where they face the risk of getting into a fight and being thrown into the "Lake".
** Level 5, the "[[EvilIsDeathlyCold Hell of Freezing Cold]]," Cold]]", is the [[JustForPun polar]] opposite of previous level, with below freezing temperatures and wolves that are so vicious, they actually preyed upon Level Two's beasts when they were initially introduced there, forcing their relocation. The prisoners kept here have given up on escape and rebellion completely, as they all stay locked in their freezing cells waiting to die.



** The generally unknown Level 6, the "Eternal Hell." Every (non-political) prisoner within is either a Lifer or on Death Row who caused incidents so serious the World Government sought to erase them from history. Among its inmates are Shilew (mentioned below), a former arc BigBad [[spoiler:Crocodile]], and the target of Luffy's intrusion into the place: [[spoiler:Portgas D. Ace]]. Aside from the perpetual abandonment from the world, nothing else actually goes on here, mainly because you can't do much to such badasses.
** To make this even worse, criminals go through a ritual when they first arrive where they're bathed in boiling water, which disinfects them and renders them sterile[[note]]completely free of germs and other microorganisms[[/note]]. (This is called "baptizing" by the guys who are in charge, likely a sick idea of a joke.) Luffy is the only inmate known to escape this, as he was an intruder who had been poisoned and was not expected to survive longer than twenty-four hours. (Note that while the ritual is known to be agonizing, there are stories of incredibly tough inmates like Portgas D. Ace, Jinbe and Crocodile, who were able to withstand it without even flinching.)

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** The generally unknown Level 6, the "Eternal Hell." Hell". Every (non-political) prisoner within is either a Lifer or on Death Row who caused incidents so serious the World Government sought to erase them from history. Among its inmates are Shilew (mentioned below), a former arc BigBad [[spoiler:Crocodile]], and the target of Luffy's intrusion into the place: [[spoiler:Portgas D. Ace]]. Aside from the perpetual abandonment from the world, nothing else actually goes on here, mainly because you can't do much to such badasses.
** To make this even worse, criminals go through a ritual when they first arrive where they're bathed in boiling water, which disinfects them and renders them sterile[[note]]completely completely free of germs and other microorganisms[[/note]].microorganisms. (This is called "baptizing" by the guys who are in charge, likely a sick idea of a joke.) Luffy is the only inmate known to escape this, as he was an intruder who had been poisoned and was not expected to survive longer than twenty-four hours. (Note that while the ritual is known to be agonizing, there are stories of incredibly tough inmates like Portgas D. Ace, Jinbe and Crocodile, who were able to withstand it without even flinching.)
28th Apr '18 1:04:38 PM wittylibrarian
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--->''Gods save me, the blue is calling.''
20th Apr '18 1:36:58 PM Lopiny
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** The Splat book ''Fiendish Codex II: Hordes of the Abyss'' mentions the 73rd layer of the Abyss, the Wells of Darkness. This place contains many inky, black pools of thick liquid, each one a TailorMadePrison for a very powerful and destructive demon or EldritchAbomination that was sealed here by a Demon Lord, god, or group of gods. The most dangerous prisoner here is Apep, the King of Serpents who once daily challenged the [[Myth/EgyptianMythology Egyptian god Ra]] on his journey through the Twelve Hours of Night. Security is maintained by demonic zombies called bodaks, and some of the wells have additional guards. (In Apep's case, it's a bigger than average blackstone gigant, one of the most powerful golems known.) Escape is possible from this place, either through intervention from the gods or the [[JuryOfTheDamned Lords of Woe]], but it's only happened four times in the eons-long history of the place. Surprisingly, the bodaks do not bother mortals or normal residents of the Abyss who only make brief visits (after one to four hours, you've overstayed your welcome, and they try to kill you) and some people do come here. Either they're servants of a prisoner who are foolish enough to think escape is possible or who try to ease his suffering with sacrifices, or they're a group who try to perform a ritual to communicate with a prisoner. Many of them are incredibly ancient, and know dark secrets which they are willing to share - [[DealWithTheDevil for a price.]]

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** The Splat book ''Fiendish Codex II: Hordes of the Abyss'' mentions the 73rd layer of the Abyss, the Wells of Darkness. This place contains many inky, black pools of thick liquid, each one a TailorMadePrison for a very powerful and destructive demon or EldritchAbomination that was sealed here by a Demon Lord, god, or group of gods. The most dangerous prisoner here is Apep, the King of Serpents who once daily challenged the [[Myth/EgyptianMythology Egyptian god Ra]] on his journey through the Twelve Hours of Night. Security is maintained by demonic zombies called bodaks, and some of the wells have additional guards. (In Apep's case, it's a bigger than average blackstone gigant, one of the most powerful golems known.) Escape is possible from this place, either through intervention from the gods or the [[JuryOfTheDamned Lords of Woe]], but it's only happened four times in the eons-long history of the place. Surprisingly, the bodaks do not bother mortals or normal residents of the Abyss who only make brief visits (after one to four hours, you've overstayed your welcome, and they try to kill you) and some people do come here.here, though they can only leave if they drop off a prisoner ("leave behind incapacitated" counts as dropping off, thankfully for any less-than-godly entities). Either they're servants of a prisoner who are foolish enough to think escape is possible or who try to ease his suffering with sacrifices, or they're a group who try to perform a ritual to communicate with a prisoner. Many of them are incredibly ancient, and know dark secrets which they are willing to share - [[DealWithTheDevil for a price.]]
8th Apr '18 8:03:37 PM nombretomado
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* The setting of ''Anime/MazinkaiserSKL'' is an island prison where three armies (well, really only two--Aira's Octagon faction is a peaceful CrystalSpiresAndTogas AmazonBrigade land implied to be the leftovers of a third, more violent faction) are kept contained by a gravity field. The Octagon, the MadMax-esque Kiba faction and the feudal Galan faction all have a component of the field's generator. Unfortunately, the field is about to break and [[EarthShatteringKaboom destroy the world...]]

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* The setting of ''Anime/MazinkaiserSKL'' is an island prison where three armies (well, really only two--Aira's Octagon faction is a peaceful CrystalSpiresAndTogas AmazonBrigade land implied to be the leftovers of a third, more violent faction) are kept contained by a gravity field. The Octagon, the MadMax-esque Film/MadMax-esque Kiba faction and the feudal Galan faction all have a component of the field's generator. Unfortunately, the field is about to break and [[EarthShatteringKaboom destroy the world...]]
1st Apr '18 1:51:11 PM VicGeorge2011
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* Marvel/Star Comics' ''Planet Terry'' has the prison planet named Alphatraz, which Terry and his companions are sent to so they could find Terry's parents. However, the reason that nobody escapes Alphatraz is that the convicts have taken over the prison and have forced the guards to serve them.

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* Marvel/Star Comics' ''Planet Terry'' ''ComicBook/PlanetTerry'' has the prison planet named Alphatraz, which Terry and his companions are sent to so they could find Terry's parents. However, the reason that nobody escapes Alphatraz is that the convicts have taken over the prison and have forced the guards to serve them.
18th Mar '18 1:24:49 PM nombretomado
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* The anime of ''Franchise/WildArms'' opens in a prison that set on a piece of rock that floats around on its own gravity above a bottomless chasm. The only way to get in or out is to either have flight transportation or wait a year till the rock passes the only bridge off it.

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* The anime of ''Franchise/WildArms'' ''Anime/{{Wild ARMs|Twilight Venom}}'' opens in a prison that set on a piece of rock that floats around on its own gravity above a bottomless chasm. The only way to get in or out is to either have flight transportation or wait a year till the rock passes the only bridge off it.
16th Mar '18 12:45:12 AM DanteVin
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* ''VideoGame/GranblueFantasy'' has the Pandemonium, a tower created by the Astrals to contain the Origin Beasts that would otherwise destroy the world if they were unleashed.
14th Mar '18 9:13:46 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' has the Kyln, which is difficult to escape from by virtue of the fact that it's a space station, requiring a carefully laid plan to get a ship in order to escape. Of course Rocket, being something of an escape artist, comes up with a plan to bust out pretty quickly.

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''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' has the Kyln, which is difficult to escape from by virtue of the fact that it's a space station, requiring a carefully laid plan to get a ship in order to escape. Of course Rocket, being something of an escape artist, comes up with a plan to bust out pretty quickly.quickly.
** ''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.



* ''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.
6th Mar '18 8:15:07 PM nombretomado
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* In one of the most terrifying {{Lets Play}}s out there, ''TheTerribleSecretOfAnimalCrossing'', the town to which the hero is sent to is not an adorable land of fuzzy morons. It is in fact an inescapable prison [[spoiler:that slowly turns humans into animals, who are then used as replacement parts for the insane warden]]. And it's awesome!

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* In one of the most terrifying {{Lets Play}}s out there, ''TheTerribleSecretOfAnimalCrossing'', ''LetsPlay/TheTerribleSecretOfAnimalCrossing'', the town to which the hero is sent to is not an adorable land of fuzzy morons. It is in fact an inescapable prison [[spoiler:that slowly turns humans into animals, who are then used as replacement parts for the insane warden]]. And it's awesome!
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