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17th Sep '17 2:07:41 PM nombretomado
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The theme in {{RPG}}s and writing is that imprisonment is instant motivation ("get out of here"), and that they can work out the details of why later. It also gives reason why [[RagtagBunchOfMisfits people who wouldn't normally like each other]] are [[TeethClenchedTeamwork pulling together]]. Similar to a ClosedCircle, and a common way to [[HowToGatherCharacters Gather Characters]].

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The theme in {{RPG}}s and writing is that imprisonment is instant motivation ("get out of here"), and that they can work out the details of why later. It also gives reason why [[RagtagBunchOfMisfits people who wouldn't normally like each other]] are [[TeethClenchedTeamwork pulling together]]. Similar to a ClosedCircle, and a common way to [[HowToGatherCharacters [[JustForFun/HowToGatherCharacters Gather Characters]].
29th Aug '17 6:41:38 AM Anura
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* Most ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' games start off with this. As the protagonist is always a FeaturelessProtagonist (or rather Choose Your Own Age, Face, Gender, etc) whose actions and personality are entirely up to you and with the Elder Scroll games being so open-ended, your character's origins have to be open-ended, too. Your character might be a thieving murdering bastard who got caught, or they might be a paragon of righteousness who was wrongfully imprisoned, or they might not even know themselves.

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* Most ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' games start off with this. As the protagonist is always a FeaturelessProtagonist (or rather Choose Your Own Age, Face, Gender, etc) whose actions and personality are entirely up to you and with the Elder Scroll games being so open-ended, your character's origins have to be open-ended, too. Your character might be a thieving murdering bastard who got caught, or they might be a paragon of righteousness who was wrongfully imprisoned, or they might not even know themselves. It also serves a symbolic function: once you're released/escaped from the prison you are free to do as you please, both in-character and in gameplay.
13th Aug '17 10:05:57 PM dmcreif
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** If a police precinct is considered a cell, a later scene sees Matt Murdock, Karen Page, Foggy Nelson, Trish Walker, Colleen Wing, Claire Temple, Luke Cage, and Misty Knight all meet in the 29th Precinct to discuss the Hand.

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** If a police precinct is considered a cell, the Hand's recent activities lead to a later scene sees meeting at the 29th Precinct comprised of Matt Murdock, Karen Page, Foggy Nelson, Trish Walker, Colleen Wing, Claire Temple, Luke Cage, and Misty Knight all meet in the 29th Precinct to discuss the Hand. Knight.
13th Aug '17 10:02:40 PM dmcreif
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* ''Series/TheDefenders2017'':
**[[Series/Daredevil2015 Matt Murdock]] and Series/JessicaJones2015 meet when Jessica is arrested by Misty Knight and is under interrogation.
**If a police precinct is considered a cell, a later scene sees Matt Murdock, Karen Page, Foggy Nelson, Trish Walker, Colleen Wing, Claire Temple, Luke Cage, and Misty Knight all meet in the 29th Precinct to discuss the Hand.
4th Jul '17 10:23:18 AM Ingonyama
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* Variation: one of the adventures in the Main/TabletopGame ''TabletopGame/HeroQuest'' involves the player characters waking up inside a cell with all their equipment and items (and somehow, the spellcasters' spells) stolen from them. With the flavor text saying the characters managed to pick the lock with a rat bone, the goal is to find their stolen paraphernalia, then the exit. Played with in that by this point the characters had already been traveling together for several adventures, and that the capture which put them there took place [[YouCantFightFate as an unavoidable fate]] [[DownerEnding at the end of the previous quest]]. Another adventure involves breaking into a prison to free a valiant knight who is one of the emperor's most trusted and powerful followers, then escape with him.

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* Variation: one of the adventures in the Main/TabletopGame ''TabletopGame/HeroQuest'' involves the player characters waking up inside a cell with all their equipment and items (and somehow, the spellcasters' spells) stolen from them. With the flavor text saying the characters managed to pick the lock with a rat bone, the goal is to find their stolen paraphernalia, then the exit. Played with in that by this point the characters had already been traveling together for several adventures, and that the capture which put them there took place [[YouCantFightFate as an unavoidable fate]] [[DownerEnding at the end of the previous quest]]. Another adventure involves breaking into ''into'' a prison to free a valiant knight who is one of the emperor's most trusted and powerful followers, then escape with him.
4th Jul '17 10:21:43 AM Ingonyama
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* Variation: one of the adventures in the Main/TabletopGame ''TabletopGame/HeroQuest'' involves the player characters waking up inside a cell with all their equipment and items (and somehow, the spellcasters' spells) stolen from them. With the flavor text saying the characters managed to pick the lock with a rat bone, the goal is to find their stolen paraphernalia, then the exit. Played with in that by this point the characters had already been traveling together for several adventures, and that the capture which put them there took place [[YouCantFightFate as an unavoidable fate]] [[DownerEnding at the end of the previous quest]]. Another adventure involves breaking into a prison to free a valiant knight who is one of the emperor's most trusted and powerful followers, then escape with him.
8th Apr '17 1:13:58 PM nombretomado
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* Martin and Gonff meet this way in Brian Jacques' ''[[{{Redwall}} Mossflower]]''.

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* Martin and Gonff meet this way in Brian Jacques' ''[[{{Redwall}} ''[[{{Literature/Redwall}} Mossflower]]''.
25th Feb '17 8:21:05 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* ''Anime/SamuraiChamploo'' begins with YouAllMeetInAnInn and quickly switches to this, as two of the main charas begin quite the brawl.
13th Nov '16 3:36:45 AM Andygal
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* The 3rd party TabletopGame/PathFinder adventure "Way of the Wicked" starts this way. The [=PCs=] are all convicted felons, usually sentenced to die. (It's an evil-aligned adventure.)

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* The 3rd party TabletopGame/PathFinder TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}} adventure "Way of the Wicked" starts this way. The [=PCs=] are all convicted felons, usually sentenced to die. (It's an evil-aligned adventure.)
30th Jul '16 4:53:22 PM nombretomado
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* The intro to the first DarkSun game, ''Dark Sun: Shattered Lands'' states that the sorcerer-king of Draj [[AllCrimesAreEqual ordered all prisoners to fight as gladiators]], and this is how the heroes ended in the arena together. It is [[ProtagonistWithoutAPast never explained]] what their crimes were and if they knew each other before.

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* The intro to the first DarkSun TabletopGame/DarkSun game, ''Dark Sun: Shattered Lands'' states that the sorcerer-king of Draj [[AllCrimesAreEqual ordered all prisoners to fight as gladiators]], and this is how the heroes ended in the arena together. It is [[ProtagonistWithoutAPast never explained]] what their crimes were and if they knew each other before.
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