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1st Jun '16 12:28:16 PM Morgenthaler
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* In the Disney version of ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'', one can [[SeekingSanctuary claim sanctuary in the church]] [[TruthInTelevision and not be harassed by the soldiers]]. [[GoodShepherd The Arch Deacon]] successfully forces [[BigBad Frollo]] to withdraw at the film's midpoint. Later on in the film, it's only a paper-thin barrier. Of course, this also turns everyone in town against Frollo.
* ''Film/CloudyWithAChanceOfMeatballs''. Flint's lab ''looks'' secure, but the big electronic door is actually just a ConcealingCanvas with fake biometrics that Flint ''pretends'' is real. There is also a computer voice that ''seems'' to identify whoever enters, but really just says "Welcome, Flint" no matter who walks in. Midway through the movie the [[CorruptBureaucrat mayor]] gets in uninvited (despite being [[FatBastard morbidly obese]] and confined to a motorized scooter) and Flint asks [[LampshadeHanging how he did it]].
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* In the Disney version of ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'', one can [[SeekingSanctuary claim sanctuary in the church]] [[TruthInTelevision and not be harassed by the soldiers]]. [[GoodShepherd The Arch Deacon]] successfully forces [[BigBad Frollo]] to withdraw at the film's midpoint. Later on in the film, it's only a paper-thin barrier. Of course, this also turns everyone in town against Frollo.



* ''Film/CloudyWithAChanceOfMeatballs''. Flint's lab ''looks'' secure, but the big electronic door is actually just a ConcealingCanvas with fake biometrics that Flint ''pretends'' is real. There is also a computer voice that ''seems'' to identify whoever enters, but really just says "Welcome, Flint" no matter who walks in. Midway through the movie the [[CorruptBureaucrat mayor]] gets in uninvited (despite being [[FatBastard morbidly obese]] and confined to a motorized scooter) and Flint asks [[LampshadeHanging how he did it]].
1st Jun '16 12:25:34 PM Morgenthaler
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* Nanking in ''The City of Life and Death''. The Safety Zone is repeatedly violated by the Japanese soldiers.

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* Nanking in ''The City of Life and Death''.''Film/TheCityOfLifeAndDeath''. The Safety Zone is repeatedly violated by the Japanese soldiers.
11th Mar '16 4:46:13 PM TimG5
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* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}: Proffesor laboratories, daycares, and the Pokemon Centers are supposed to serve has safe storage centers where trainers can safely leave their Pokemon that can't keep on hand at the time. And yet they've been the unfortunate targets of countless Team Rocket heists.

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* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}: ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'': Proffesor laboratories, daycares, and the Pokemon Centers are supposed to serve has safe storage centers where trainers can safely leave their Pokemon that can't keep on hand at the time. And yet they've been the unfortunate targets of countless Team Rocket heists.



* The Shen Gong Wu "Vault" in ''WesternAnimation/XiaolinShowdown'' really ought be called the Shen Gong Wu Grab n Go. The vault does such a lousy job of keeping the warriors' Wu safe that even [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain Jack Spicer]] can swoop on in and leave with a sack full of the powerful weaopons with the warriors none the wiser. It gets so bad, that in one episode Dojo actually screams in frustration [[LampshadeHanging about why they don't get a proper lock for the vault]].

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* The Shen Gong Wu "Vault" in ''WesternAnimation/XiaolinShowdown'' really ought be called the Shen Gong Wu Grab n Go. The vault does such a lousy job of keeping the warriors' Wu safe that even [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain Jack Spicer]] can swoop on in and leave with a sack full of the powerful weaopons weapons with the warriors none the wiser. It gets so bad, that in one episode Dojo actually screams in frustration [[LampshadeHanging about why they don't get a proper lock for the vault]].
10th Mar '16 6:17:14 PM TimG5
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* The Shen Gong Wu "Vault" in ''WesternAnimation/XiaolinShowdown'' really ought be called the Shen Gong Wu Grab n Go. The vault does such a lousy job of keeping the warriors' Wu safe that even [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain Jack Spicer]] and swoop on and leave with a sack full of the powerful weaopons with the warriors none the wiser. It gets so bad, that in one episode Dojo actually screams in frustration [[LampshadeHanging about why they don't get a proper lock for the vault]].

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* The Shen Gong Wu "Vault" in ''WesternAnimation/XiaolinShowdown'' really ought be called the Shen Gong Wu Grab n Go. The vault does such a lousy job of keeping the warriors' Wu safe that even [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain Jack Spicer]] and can swoop on in and leave with a sack full of the powerful weaopons with the warriors none the wiser. It gets so bad, that in one episode Dojo actually screams in frustration [[LampshadeHanging about why they don't get a proper lock for the vault]].
10th Mar '16 6:16:16 PM TimG5
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* '"Anime/OnePiece'': During the Enies Lobby arc, we're shown Nico Robin's DarkAndTroubledPast where the government set out the order to [[DoomedHometown raze her hometown Ohara]] into a pile of ashes because of the native scholars [[TheyKnowTooMuch learning too much about the world's past]] for the government's comfort. At the time, she befriended a giant who is revealed to have abandoned the navy [[NotWhatISignedOnFor due to harsh and cruel methods]]. When the Buster Call is given to wipe Ohara out, he tries to get her to an evacuation boat with all the citizens on it thinking that she'll be able to escape undetected with the innocents. But the townspeople don't allow her on out of fear that the government will come after them. It thus becomes a shock when the government [[ShootTheDog blasts the boat anyway]] to avoid risking Robin being on the boat. If Robin had been on it, she would have died there and then. It's sick subversion of ConvenientEscapeBoat.

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* '"Anime/OnePiece'': ''Anime/OnePiece'': During the Enies Lobby arc, we're shown Nico Robin's DarkAndTroubledPast where the government set out the order to [[DoomedHometown raze her hometown Ohara]] into a pile of ashes because of the native scholars [[TheyKnowTooMuch learning too much about the world's past]] for the government's comfort. At the time, she befriended a giant who is revealed to have abandoned the navy [[NotWhatISignedOnFor due to harsh and cruel methods]]. When the Buster Call is given to wipe Ohara out, he tries to get her to an evacuation boat with all the citizens on it thinking that she'll be able to escape undetected with the innocents. But the townspeople don't allow her on out of fear that the government will come after them. It thus becomes a shock when the government [[ShootTheDog blasts the boat anyway]] to avoid risking Robin being on the boat. If Robin had been on it, she would have died there and then. It's a sick subversion of ConvenientEscapeBoat.




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10th Mar '16 6:14:11 PM TimG5
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* '"Anime/OnePiece'': During the Enies Lobby arc, we're shown Nico Robin's DarkAndTroubledPast where the government set out the order to [[DoomedHometown raze her hometown Ohara]] into a pile of ashes because of the native scholars [[TheyKnowTooMuch learning too much about the world's past]] for the government's comfort. At the time, she befriended a giant who is revealed to have abandoned the navy [[NotWhatISignedOnFor due to harsh and cruel methods]]. When the Buster Call is given to wipe Ohara out, he tries to get her to an evacuation boat with all the citizens on it thinking that she'll be able to escape undetected with the innocents. But the townspeople don't allow her on out of fear that the government will come after them. It thus becomes a shock when the government [[ShootTheDog blasts the boat anyway]] to avoid risking Robin being on the boat. If Robin had been on it, she would have died there and then. It's sick subversion of ConvenientEscapeBoat.
* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}: Proffesor laboratories, daycares, and the Pokemon Centers are supposed to serve has safe storage centers where trainers can safely leave their Pokemon that can't keep on hand at the time. And yet they've been the unfortunate targets of countless Team Rocket heists.


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* The Shen Gong Wu "Vault" in ''WesternAnimation/XiaolinShowdown'' really ought be called the Shen Gong Wu Grab n Go. The vault does such a lousy job of keeping the warriors' Wu safe that even [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain Jack Spicer]] and swoop on and leave with a sack full of the powerful weaopons with the warriors none the wiser. It gets so bad, that in one episode Dojo actually screams in frustration [[LampshadeHanging about why they don't get a proper lock for the vault]].
8th Jan '16 3:34:55 PM eroock
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* In ''Film/ChildrenOfMen'', Theo and company arrive at a refugee house only to discover that the people there are planning to kill Theo and kidnap Kee so that they can use her baby for their own political ends. They manage to escape, and the trope is lampshaded with this exchange:
-->'''Miriam:''' We need to find a safe house.
-->'''Theo:''' Yeah, 'cause the last one was really fucking safe.
29th Dec '15 11:52:09 AM benefluence
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** Hogwarts is supposed to be the safest place in the world despite the fact that there is apparently revolving door of evil. It's infiltrated every single year by the bad guys. Considering the fact that Voldemort was able to easily and quickly take over any location he wanted, except Hogwarts, it might really be the safest place in the wizarding world. Let's not forget it was guarded by one of the few wizards powerful enough to fight Voldemort. It just wasn't 100% safe.

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** Hogwarts is supposed to be the safest place in the world world, despite the fact that there is apparently revolving door of evil. It's it's infiltrated every single year by the bad guys. Considering the fact that Voldemort was able to easily and quickly take over any location he wanted, except Hogwarts, it might really be the safest place in the wizarding world. Let's not forget it was guarded by one of the few wizards powerful enough to fight Voldemort. It just wasn't 100% safe.guys.
27th Dec '15 7:03:42 PM megarotic
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** Played with in the case of Helm's Deep; it's hard to ''defeat'' but it's attacked despite being thought of as a safe place. Saruman raised a army bigger than that had ever attacked it before and used an explosive to weaken the wall.

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** Played with in the case of Helm's Deep; it's hard to ''defeat'' but it's attacked despite being thought of as a safe place. Saruman raised a an army bigger than that had ever attacked it before and used an explosive to weaken the wall.
1st Oct '15 7:02:36 AM Tesseract
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* In ''Film/{{Serenity}}'', Shepard Book stays in a place called Haven. During the movie it's attacked by the Alliance and its population killed.

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* In ''Film/{{Serenity}}'', Shepard Shepherd Book stays in a place called Haven. During the movie it's attacked by the Alliance and its population killed.
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