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17th Oct '17 12:59:48 PM Chabal2
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* The origin story for [[ComicBook/{{Watchmen}} Doctor Manhattan]] involves this.

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* The origin story for [[ComicBook/{{Watchmen}} Doctor Manhattan]] involves this. He forgot his watch inside an Intrinsic Field Remover, and cheerfully asks his colleagues outside if they can open the door. They can only stammer back that once the door is closed, it stays closed until the experiment is over.
--> It's... [[{{Irony}} it's a safety feature.]]
13th Sep '17 9:10:12 PM jormis29
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* Belgian sci-fi series ''Series/{{Cordon}}'', and its American remake ''Containment'', sees an entire city district, infected with a virulent disease brought in ostensibly by an immigrant, Trapped In confinement.

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* Belgian sci-fi series ''Series/{{Cordon}}'', and its American remake ''Containment'', ''Series/{{Containment}}'', sees an entire city district, infected with a virulent disease brought in ostensibly by an immigrant, Trapped In confinement.
7th Sep '17 11:38:42 PM bfunc
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** The Broken Steel [=DLC=] lets you [[spoiler:send in a radiation-immune party member, if you have one with you.]]

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** The Broken Steel [=DLC=] lets you [[spoiler:send in a radiation-immune party member, if you have one with you.]] [[spoiler: You can still go in yourself, but since the entirety of Broken Steel takes place ''after'' the main quest of the base game, if you do so with the DLC installed you won't actually die, just collapse and wake up two weeks later in a Brotherhood of Steel infirmary.]]
7th Sep '17 11:33:24 PM bfunc
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* Much of Creator/MichaelCrichton's ''Literature/TheAndromedaStrain'' is centered on this type of set-up. Near the end, one of the scientists is stuck within the contaminated area due to a failure of the lab's airtight seal.

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* Much of Creator/MichaelCrichton's ''Literature/TheAndromedaStrain'' is centered on this type of set-up. Near the end, one of the scientists is stuck within the contaminated area due to a failure of the lab's airtight seal. This in itself would be bad enough, but the entire lab is built on a thermonuclear device that starts counting down when the lab becomes contaminated, and will go off if the "Lone Man" doesn't deactivate it by turning a key in a special station. Due to construction delays, the section of the lab the guy with the key is in doesn't yet have one of those stations, and while the seals between sections aren't doing such a good job of containing the virus, they're very effective at containing people.
23rd Jul '17 3:20:54 PM nombretomado
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** Another episode had WW2 submariners locked in with their captain who was infected with the black oil.

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** Another episode had WW2 [=WW2=] submariners locked in with their captain who was infected with the black oil.
17th Jun '17 7:26:54 PM JackG
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* This also plays into many submarine movies, with a compartment flooding, and characters having to make one of two choices: Do we close the watertight doors, saving the ship but killing the men in that compartment? or do we stay and try to stop the flooding, knowing that they're going to close the watertight doors and if we don't succeed we'll drown or do we get out without trying to stop the water?

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* This also plays into many submarine movies, with a compartment flooding, and characters [[ColdEquation having to make one of two choices: choices]]: Do we close the watertight doors, saving the ship but killing the men in that compartment? or do we stay and try to stop the flooding, knowing that they're going to close the watertight doors and if we don't succeed we'll drown or do we get out without trying to stop the water?
28th May '17 12:27:58 AM AthenaBlue
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* In ''Anime/FullMetalPanicFumoffu'', one of the students mistakes a container of a biological weapon Sousuke had brought to school ([[ItMakesSenseInContext he had gotten it by mistake]] -- he had ordered a sniper rifle scope) for a drinks container and accidentally opens it. HilarityEnsues as Sousuke tries to keep it from spreading outside the classroom and traps the entire class in containment.

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* In ''Anime/FullMetalPanicFumoffu'', one of the students mistakes a container of a biological weapon Sousuke had brought to school ([[ItMakesSenseInContext he had gotten it by mistake]] -- he had ordered a sniper rifle scope) for a drinks container and accidentally opens it. HilarityEnsues as Sousuke tries to keep it from spreading outside the classroom and traps the entire class in containment.
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* In ''Anime/FullMetalPanicFumoffu'', one of the students mistakes a container of a biological weapon Sousuke had brought to school ([[ItMakesSenseInContext he had gotten it by mistake]] -- he had ordered a sniper rifle scope) for a drinks container and accidentally opens it. HilarityEnsues as Sousuke tries to keep it from spreading outside the classroom and traps the entire class in containment.



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* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQWuTgIycPU opening scene]] from ''Film/TheRock'' involves a Mook being trapped as some VX nerve gas does some funky stuff to him that definitely doesn't happen in real life. (At least, not with VX. Mustard gas, on the other hand...)
* Film/JamesBond accidentally (or not) causes this to happen to a couple of scientists working for the Big Bad in ''Film/{{Moonraker}}''. Whether or not he cares is a different issue.
* In ''Film/XXx'', the Creator/VinDiesel movie, the BigBad seals the scientists who created the stuff in the room, then watches on as it kills them all.
* This trope is the reason Spock makes a HeroicSacrifice in the second ''Film/{{Star Trek|II The Wrath of Khan}}'' movie.
* In ''Film/{{Species}}'', they're tooling around with the alien DNA when a camera breaks down in the sealed experiment chamber. Dr. Laura Baker and Preston volunteer to go in and try to replace the camera. Of course an accident happens and they are on their own to fight off the fast growing alien while the other team members are forced to watch from behind safety glass.
* The dissection scene from ''Film/IndependenceDay'' almost counts: The onlookers arrive after the damage is already done, and the threat from the contained entity is psychic, not biological.

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* In the backstory of ''WesternAnimation/AstroBoy: The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQWuTgIycPU opening scene]] from ''Film/TheRock'' involves a Mook Movie'' and its LicensedGame, Toby was killed by the Peacekeeper after being trapped as some VX nerve gas does some funky stuff to him that definitely doesn't happen in real life. (At least, not containment with VX. Mustard gas, on the other hand...)
* Film/JamesBond accidentally (or not) causes this to happen to a couple of scientists working for the Big Bad in ''Film/{{Moonraker}}''. Whether or not he cares is a different issue.
* In ''Film/XXx'', the Creator/VinDiesel movie, the BigBad seals the scientists who created the stuff in the room, then watches on as it kills them all.
* This trope is the reason Spock makes a HeroicSacrifice in the second ''Film/{{Star Trek|II The Wrath of Khan}}'' movie.
* In ''Film/{{Species}}'', they're tooling around with the alien DNA when a camera breaks down in the sealed experiment chamber. Dr. Laura Baker and Preston volunteer to go in and try to replace the camera. Of course an accident happens and they are on their own to fight off the fast growing alien while the other team members are forced to watch from behind safety glass.
* The dissection scene from ''Film/IndependenceDay'' almost counts: The onlookers arrive after the damage is already done, and the threat from the contained entity is psychic, not biological.
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* Happens in the beginning of ''Film/ResidentEvil''. A {{villain}} deliberately breaks a container and releases the T-Virus. Later, when the Red Queen seals the room several researchers are trapped inside as the room fills with water from the fire control sprinklers.
** In ''Film/ResidentEvilExtinction'' movie the bad guy locks two assistant scientists in with a zombie when it breaks free of its restraints.

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* Happens in the beginning of ''Film/ResidentEvil''. A {{villain}} deliberately breaks a container and releases the T-Virus. Later, when the Red Queen seals the room several researchers are trapped inside as the room fills with water from the fire control sprinklers.
** In ''Film/ResidentEvilExtinction'' movie the bad guy locks two assistant scientists in with a zombie when it breaks free of its restraints.



* ''Film/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen''. When the Nautilus is sinking, Nemo orders that the engine room be sealed off so the water doesn't flood the rest of the ship, condemning the crew trapped in it to death by drowning.



* In the backstory of ''WesternAnimation/AstroBoy: The Movie'' and its LicensedGame, Toby was killed by the Peacekeeper after being trapped in containment with it.

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* In the backstory of ''WesternAnimation/AstroBoy: The Movie'' and its LicensedGame, Toby was killed by the Peacekeeper dissection scene from ''Film/IndependenceDay'' almost counts: The onlookers arrive after the damage is already done, and the threat from the contained entity is psychic, not biological.
* Film/JamesBond accidentally (or not) causes this to happen to a couple of scientists working for the Big Bad in ''Film/{{Moonraker}}''. Whether or not he cares is a different issue.
* ''Film/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen''. When the Nautilus is sinking, Nemo orders that the engine room be sealed off so the water doesn't flood the rest of the ship, condemning the crew trapped in it to death by drowning.
* Happens in the beginning of ''Film/ResidentEvil''. A {{villain}} deliberately breaks a container and releases the T-Virus. Later, when the Red Queen seals the room several researchers are trapped inside as the room fills with water from the fire control sprinklers.
** In ''Film/ResidentEvilExtinction'' movie the bad guy locks two assistant scientists in with a zombie when it breaks free of its restraints.
* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQWuTgIycPU opening scene]] from ''Film/TheRock'' involves a Mook
being trapped as some VX nerve gas does some funky stuff to him that definitely doesn't happen in containment real life. (At least, not with it.
VX. Mustard gas, on the other hand...)
* In ''Film/{{Species}}'', they're tooling around with the alien DNA when a camera breaks down in the sealed experiment chamber. Dr. Laura Baker and Preston volunteer to go in and try to replace the camera. Of course an accident happens and they are on their own to fight off the fast growing alien while the other team members are forced to watch from behind safety glass.
* This trope is the reason Spock makes a HeroicSacrifice in the second ''Film/{{Star Trek|II The Wrath of Khan}}'' movie.
* In ''Film/{{xXx}}'', the Creator/VinDiesel movie, the BigBad seals the scientists who created the stuff in the room, then watches on as it kills them all.



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* This is played for comedy in the very first scene of ''Series/TheMiddleman''.
* This is done a couple of times in ''Series/StargateSG1''.
* Belgian sci-fi series ''Series/{{Cordon}}'' and its American remake ''Containment'', sees an entire city district, infected with a virulent disease brought in ostensibly by an immigrant, Trapped In confinement.
* In ''Series/LookAroundYou'', the danger of the Helvetica Scenario is illustrated by a scene of a [[strike:masked]] [[TheBlank literally faceless]] scientist pounding futilely on a glass window while another stands outside taking notes.
* The Lone Gunmen got ''themselves'' deliberately TrappedInContainment when they made their HeroicSacrifice at the end of ''Series/TheXFiles''.
** Another episode had WW2 submariners locked in with their captain who was infected with the black oil.



* Belgian sci-fi series ''Series/{{Cordon}}'', and its American remake ''Containment'', sees an entire city district, infected with a virulent disease brought in ostensibly by an immigrant, Trapped In confinement.
* In an episode of ''Series/CriminalMinds'', Reid becomes locked in a home biological laboratory when he notices a broken vial of weapons grade anthrax on the ground. However, he locks the doors himself as a way to save Morgan from the same fate. Luckily, they discover the antidote to the strain in time to save him.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS10E4PlanetOfTheDaleks "Planet of the Daleks"]]: A Spiridon slave opens up a deadly toxin the Daleks have been developing, leaving them trapped. Unusual in that the trapped Daleks are actually immune to the virus -- but they still can't open the door because they are the ''only'' ones who are.
** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS36E7ThePyramidAtTheEndOfTheWorld "The Pyramid at the End of the World"]]: [[spoiler:The Doctor is trapped inside a lab filled with a deadly bacteria capable of wiping out all life on Earth, less than two minutes before it's going to be blown up in order to kill said bacteria. The only way out is through an airlock door that can only be opened by a combination lock -- but the Doctor was blinded two episodes before and can't open it. And Nardole, who could pick him up with the TARDIS, is lying unresponsive on the console room floor because he was infected with the deadly bacteria. Ultimately, this is what spurs Bill to [[DealWithTheDevil accept]] the Monks' offer -- they have the power to restore the Doctor's eyesight so he can escape.]]
* In ''Series/LookAroundYou'', the danger of the Helvetica Scenario is illustrated by a scene of a [[strike:masked]] [[TheBlank literally faceless]] scientist pounding futilely on a glass window while another stands outside taking notes.



* In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode [[Recap/DoctorWhoS10E4PlanetOfTheDaleks "Planet of the Daleks"]], a Spiridon slave opens up a deadly toxin the Daleks have been developing, leaving them trapped. Unusual in that the trapped Daleks are actually immune to the virus - but they still can't open the door because they are the ''only'' ones who are.
* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'': In the "[[Recap/StarTrekVoyagerS4E8YearOfHell Year of Hell]]" two-parter, the EMH is forced to shut the hatch on two crewmen because the corridor is about to vent open to space.



%%* This is played for comedy in the very first scene of ''Series/TheMiddleman''.



* In an episode of ''Series/CriminalMinds'', Reid becomes locked in a home biological laboratory when he notices a broken vial of weapons grade anthrax on the ground. However, he locks the doors himself as a way to save Morgan from the same fate. Luckily, they discover the antidote to the strain in time to save him.

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%%* This is done a couple of times in ''Series/StargateSG1''.
* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'': In an the "[[Recap/StarTrekVoyagerS4E8YearOfHell Year of Hell]]" two-parter, the EMH is forced to shut the hatch on two crewmen because the corridor is about to vent open to space.
* The Lone Gunmen got ''themselves'' deliberately TrappedInContainment when they made their HeroicSacrifice at the end of ''Series/TheXFiles''.
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episode of ''Series/CriminalMinds'', Reid becomes had WW2 submariners locked in a home biological laboratory when he notices a broken vial of weapons grade anthrax on with their captain who was infected with the ground. However, he locks the doors himself as a way to save Morgan from the same fate. Luckily, they discover the antidote to the strain in time to save him.black oil.



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* In ''VideoGame/RainbowSix: Vegas 2'', you're going in to rescue hostages from a building, then [[GasChamber the terrorists lock all the doors and put gas into the ventilation system]]. You are too late, and stand outside the door hearing screams and dying as a bit of the gas floats out through the cracks in the door. Luckily, you have gas masks on.

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* In ''VideoGame/RainbowSix: Vegas 2'', you're going in to rescue hostages from a building, then [[GasChamber the terrorists lock all the doors and put gas into the ventilation system]]. You are too late, and stand outside the door hearing screams and dying as a bit of the gas floats out through the cracks in the door. Luckily, you have gas masks on.
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* In ''VideoGame/MissionCritical'', you find a diary of a traitor onboard the ship, who recounts a memory from his childhood of his parents, scientists specializing in nanotechnology. The parents were working with a prototype nanite colony designed to break down waste. However, the [[GreyGoo nanites break free]], and the parents are stuck in containment as they are eaten alive in front of their children. This is described as the reason for the character's FaceHeelTurn, as he came to realize the [[ScienceIsBad evils of technology]].
* Two mooks ''[[TooDumbToLive do this to themselves]]'' in '''VideoGame/PerfectDark'' when they trigger the nerve gas defense system in Area 51 - and lock themselves in the lab by doing so.



* Medic Anderson in ''VideoGame/QuakeIV'' is killed by a Strogg Scientist after being locked behind a containment shield.
* In ''VideoGame/RainbowSix: Vegas 2'', you're going in to rescue hostages from a building, then [[GasChamber the terrorists lock all the doors and put gas into the ventilation system]]. You are too late, and stand outside the door hearing screams and dying as a bit of the gas floats out through the cracks in the door. Luckily, you have gas masks on.
* Subverted in several of the ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'' games, where ''you're'' the one locked in with the vicious monster. Occasionally it's because the BigBad is doing it on purpose, and sometimes it's an automatic lockdown procedure that goes off when something big wakes up in the room. In either case, the doors generally open back up once you kill whatever it is. Also zigzagged in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvilCodeVeronica'', where a scientist is locked in a laboratory with a monster, and triggers another lockdown in the room outside where you are.
** ''VideoGame/DeadSpace'' has the same happen occasionally. Whenever there's any kind of quarantine measure going on, you can be certain a monster will break in and fight you, with the quarantine ending as soon as you dismember the creature.



* Subverted in several of the ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'' games, where ''you're'' the one locked in with the vicious monster. Occasionally it's because the BigBad is doing it on purpose, and sometimes it's an automatic lockdown procedure that goes off when something big wakes up in the room. In either case, the doors generally open back up once you kill whatever it is. Also zigzagged in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvilCodeVeronica'', where a scientist is locked in a laboratory with a monster, and triggers another lockdown in the room outside where you are.
** ''VideoGame/DeadSpace'' has the same happen occasionally. Whenever there's any kind of quarantine measure going on, you can be certain a monster will break in and fight you, with the quarantine ending as soon as you dismember the creature.
* In ''VideoGame/MissionCritical'', you find a diary of a traitor onboard the ship, who recounts a memory from his childhood of his parents, scientists specializing in nanotechnology. The parents were working with a prototype nanite colony designed to break down waste. However, the [[GreyGoo nanites break free]], and the parents are stuck in containment as they are eaten alive in front of their children. This is described as the reason for the character's FaceHeelTurn, as he came to realize the [[ScienceIsBad evils of technology]].
* Two mooks ''[[TooDumbToLive do this to themselves]]'' in '''VideoGame/PerfectDark'' when they trigger the nerve gas defense system in Area 51 - and lock themselves in the lab by doing so.
* Medic Anderson in ''VideoGame/QuakeIV'' is killed by a Strogg Scientist after being locked behind a containment shield.



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* The township of Mountain Glenn in {{WebAnimation/RWBY}}. The surface city was overrun by monsters due to a dearth of natural defenses against them. In an attempt to stave off death, the survivors entered the maze of deep caves and subway tunnels they had cleared out. But then an explosion freed a caves worth monsters, and the government sealed the tunnels out of the city, creating the worlds largest underground tomb.

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* The township of Mountain Glenn in {{WebAnimation/RWBY}}.''{{WebAnimation/RWBY}}''. The surface city was overrun by monsters due to a dearth of natural defenses against them. In an attempt to stave off death, the survivors entered the maze of deep caves and subway tunnels they had cleared out. But then an explosion freed a caves worth of monsters, and the government sealed the tunnels out of the city, creating the worlds world's largest underground tomb.
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* ''Website/CollegeHumor'' has [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8Z-JCP4Q6A this commerical]].

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* ''Website/CollegeHumor'' has [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8Z-JCP4Q6A this commerical]].
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* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'': In [[Recap/StarWarsTheCloneWarsS1E18MysteryOfAThousandMoons "Mystery of a Thousand Moons"]], Padmé, Ahsoka, Jar Jar, Rex and several clone troopers are trapped inside a secret underground lab on Naboo being used by the Separatists when an airborne strain of the deadly Blue Shadow Virus is set loose in the facility. Not only are they (excepting Jar Jar, who has the only functioning HazmatSuit, as Padmé's gets damaged during a firefight) going to all be dead in 48 hours if the cure isn't located in time, they have to stop the remaining battle droids from breaking out and letting the virus loose on Naboo.


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* On ''Series/{{Zoo}}'', [[spoiler: Chloe]] dies when a canister of toxic gas is ruptured in a gunfight at Reiden Global. In a nasty twist, Dariela has to hit the button to lower the containment door ''before'' [[spoiler: Chloe]] can reach safety, trapping her associate on the other side.
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* In ''Rainbow Six: Vegas 2'', you're going in to rescue hostages from a building, then [[GasChamber the terrorists lock all the doors and put gas into the ventilation system]]. You are too late, and stand outside the door hearing screams and dying as a bit of the gas floats out through the cracks in the door. Luckily, you have gas masks on.

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* In ''Rainbow Six: ''VideoGame/RainbowSix: Vegas 2'', you're going in to rescue hostages from a building, then [[GasChamber the terrorists lock all the doors and put gas into the ventilation system]]. You are too late, and stand outside the door hearing screams and dying as a bit of the gas floats out through the cracks in the door. Luckily, you have gas masks on.



* Medic Anderson in ''QuakeIV'' is killed by a Strogg Scientist after being locked behind a containment shield.

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* Medic Anderson in ''QuakeIV'' ''VideoGame/QuakeIV'' is killed by a Strogg Scientist after being locked behind a containment shield.
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