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History Series / PrisonBreak

26th Feb '16 6:00:46 PM UptownSurfer
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* BungledSuicide: [[spoiler: Kellerman tries to kill himself, but the gun jams.]]



* InterruptedSuicide: [[spoiler: C-Note and Kellerman.]]

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* InterruptedSuicide: InterruptedSuicide:
**[[spoiler: C-Note tries to kill himself because he's being blackmailed by Mahone, but the prison guards save him in time.]]
**
[[spoiler: C-Note and Kellerman.Bellick was going to kill himself, but his mother (who doesn't know) tells him about the Fox River 8 rewards, so he decides to chase them instead.]]
20th Feb '16 5:02:44 PM UptownSurfer
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** {{Invoked}} by C-Note when he and Sucre [[ColdBloodedTorture hang him upside down]] to obtain the location of the General (a technique he learned during his time in Iraq).
---> '''C-Note''': In two minutes, your eyeballs are gonna pop out of your head. Now that's worse than death.

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** {{Invoked}} Invoked and discussed by C-Note when he and Sucre [[ColdBloodedTorture hang him T-Bag upside down]] to obtain the location of the General (a technique he learned during his time in Iraq).
---> '''C-Note''': In two minutes, [[ToThePain your eyeballs are gonna pop out of your head.head]]. Now that's worse than death.



* KillHimAlready: There's no reason why they leave T-Bag alive in the first season. Or the second. Or the third. Or the fourth. Then there's Don Self, the General, [[spoiler: Christina Rose]], and others. Combines with ThirdActStupidity.
** {{Zig Zagged}} with Gretchen.

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* KillHimAlready: There's no reason why they leave T-Bag alive in the first season. Or the second. Or the third. Or the fourth. Then there's Don Self, the General, [[spoiler: Christina Rose]], and others. Combines with ThirdActStupidity.
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{{Zig Zagged}} with Gretchen.



* NeverGoingBackToPrison: Several escapees make this vow. Averted for Michael, who tells Whistler in Sona that he was willing to stay there to pay for his sins; Tweener, who decides to go back to prison instead of ratting on the others; and C-Note, who also turns himself in after his wife gets arrested.

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* NeverGoingBackToPrison: Several escapees make NeverGoingBackToPrison:
** Abruzzi makes
this vow. He tells his wife he'd rather die than go back to prison.
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Averted for Michael, who tells Whistler in Sona that he was willing to stay there to pay for his sins; Tweener, who decides to go back to prison instead of ratting on the others; and C-Note, who also turns himself in after his wife gets arrested.



* NiceJobFixingItVillain: [[spoiler: Maybe if The Company and Caroline Reynolds hadn't treated Kellerman so badly in Season 2 and eventually casted him aside, he wouldn't have had his HeelFaceTurn and greatly aided the protagonists in the long run.]]

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* NiceJobFixingItVillain: NiceJobFixingItVillain:
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[[spoiler: Maybe if The Company and Caroline Reynolds hadn't treated Kellerman so badly in Season 2 and eventually casted him aside, he wouldn't have had his HeelFaceTurn and greatly aided the protagonists in the long run.]]
** [[spoiler: Invoked by Michael. He needs the final Scylla card, which belongs to General Krantz the only one who has access to Scylla's security cameras. Michael manages to reach Scylla and activates the alarm on purpose, so the General takes the elevator to Scylla's location, only for Lincoln, Mahone and Sucre to show up and force him to give the card for them to take Scylla.
]]



* NotSoDifferent: T-Bag's constant taunt to Michael.

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* NotSoDifferent: NotSoDifferent:
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T-Bag's constant taunt to Michael.



** Bellick becomes this twice, first in Fox River, for being an ex-guard, and later on in Sona, for trying to enter the prison with his wallet.
** Sammy invokes this in Sona. In any prisoner tries to come in with their wallet, he leaves them hanging around in their underwear with no food or water, symbolizing how low in the social scale they are.

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** Bellick becomes this twice, first in Fox River, for being an ex-guard, and later on in Sona, for trying to enter the prison with keep his wallet.
** Sammy invokes this in Sona. In any Any prisoner who tries to come in with their wallet, he leaves them hold on to his wallet is left hanging around in their his underwear with no food or water, symbolizing how his low position in the prison's social scale they are.scale.



* RecruitingTheCriminal: Because of the great plan Michael used to escape from Fox River with his brother, he is compulsorily recruited by the Company to break James Whistler out .

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* RecruitingTheCriminal: Because of the great plan his first successful breakout plan, Michael used to escape from Fox River with his brother, he is compulsorily recruited by the Company to break James Whistler out .out of Sona.



** If he's so smart, why can't he just ''remember'' all this important stuff?
** That's a pretty big misconception of what being smart is. According to Michael, memorizing all of it would be like memorizing a phonebook. Especially since he's shown ''trying'' to memorize all the routes and ''failing''.



* ToThePain: Used by a ''protagonist'' in season 4.

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* ToThePain: Used ToThePain:
** While holding Gretchen in captivity, Wyatt would occasionally visit her to explain how she was going to be tortured next.
** T-Bag is strung upside down
by a ''protagonist'' C-Note, who tells him his eyeballs would pop out of his skull if he spent two more minutes in season 4.that position.
19th Feb '16 7:33:52 PM GrammarNavi
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* GreatEscape: The first season revolves around [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin an honest-to-god prison break]] with a cast composed almost entirely of stock characters ripped from classic prison movies, and the second season continues it with the escaped inmates on the run from the FBI. By the end of the second season, the escapees have all successfully evaded the law [[spoiler: (the few that survived, at least...)]] but the writers manage to justify the title by having the main characters all [[AssPull rounded up for random reasons]] and [[FromBadToWorse sent to a new, even worse prison in Panama]]. Then the final season rolls around, and the whole series morphs into some weird cross between ''MacGyver'' and ''Film/TheBourneSeries'' about the main cast trying to take down some [[MegaCorp evil shadow corporation]] using zany schemes whipped together with loot from the Dollar Store.

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* GreatEscape: The first season revolves around [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin an honest-to-god prison break]] with a cast composed almost entirely of stock characters ripped from classic prison movies, and the second season continues it with the escaped inmates on the run from the FBI. By the end of the second season, the escapees have all successfully evaded the law [[spoiler: (the few that survived, at least...)]] but the writers manage to justify the title by having the main characters all [[AssPull rounded up for random reasons]] and [[FromBadToWorse sent to a new, even worse prison in Panama]]. Then the final season rolls around, and the whole series morphs into some weird cross between ''MacGyver'' ''Series/MacGyver'' and ''Film/TheBourneSeries'' about the main cast trying to take down some [[MegaCorp evil shadow corporation]] using zany schemes whipped together with loot from the Dollar Store.
18th Feb '16 5:24:18 PM UptownSurfer
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* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Dr. Sara Tancredi, UpToEleven. It's part of her backstory.
** Lincoln fits this much more then Michael with Veronica, Lisa Rix, Sofia, and Gretchen. There was also Jeanette in season 2, who led on T-Bag but really had the hots for Lincoln.

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* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: AllGirlsWantBadBoys:
**
Dr. Sara Tancredi, UpToEleven. It's part of her backstory.
** Lincoln fits this much more then Michael with Veronica, Lisa Rix, Sofia, and Gretchen. There was also Jeanette in season 2, who led on T-Bag but really had the hots for Lincoln.



* ByTheBookCop: Agent Wheeler. He and Mahone engage in conflicts because of this. Mahone himself states that he used to be this early in his carreer.



* ClearTheirName

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* ClearTheirNameClearTheirName: Veronica's main goal in Season 1 is to prove Lincoln's innocence.



* {{Confessional}}

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* {{Confessional}}{{Confessional}}: In Season 2, Michael visits one because he felt guilty of all the crimes he had to commit and all the things that happened because of his plan.



* FateWorseThanDeath: [[spoiler:Self ends up mostly paralyzed, in a wheelchair and needing someone to wipe the drool from his chin]].

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* FateWorseThanDeath: FateWorseThanDeath:
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[[spoiler:Self ends up mostly paralyzed, in a wheelchair and needing someone to wipe the drool from his chin]].chin]].
** {{Invoked}} by C-Note when he and Sucre [[ColdBloodedTorture hang him upside down]] to obtain the location of the General (a technique he learned during his time in Iraq).
---> '''C-Note''': In two minutes, your eyeballs are gonna pop out of your head. Now that's worse than death.



* FunctionalAddict: Mahone still manages to be a WorthyOpponent for Michael and figure out every step from his plan, despite being a drug addict.



* GetIntoJailFree

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* GetIntoJailFreeGetIntoJailFree: The main premise: Michael robs a bank to get himself in jail so he could break out with his brother Lincoln.



* HeKnowsTooMuch

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* HeKnowsTooMuchHeKnowsTooMuch:
** T-Bag kills a guard in Fox River after he sees the hole in Michael and Sucre's cell.
** The main reason for most deaths ordered by the Company.



* HumanNotepad: Michael's tattoos, which have the blueprints of Fox River and a lot of other information he needs for his escape plan.



* JaywalkingWillRuinYourLife: Tweener gets incarcerated in a penitentiary loaded with criminals like Abruzzi and T-Bag... for stealing a baseball card.



* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Michael Scofield is named after the deadly Schofield revolver. While he's definitely not the toughest character on the show, he's arguably [[TheChessmaster the most dangerous]].

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* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Michael Scofield is named after the deadly Schofield revolver. While he's definitely not the toughest character on the show, he's arguably he definitely is one of [[TheChessmaster the most dangerous]].dangerous]].
* NeverGoingBackToPrison: Several escapees make this vow. Averted for Michael, who tells Whistler in Sona that he was willing to stay there to pay for his sins; Tweener, who decides to go back to prison instead of ratting on the others; and C-Note, who also turns himself in after his wife gets arrested.


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* NewEraSpeech: T-Bag gives one to take over Sona.


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* PariahPrisoner:
** T-Bag is despised by almost every other inmate in Fox River, mostly for being a child rapist.
** Since Tweener is a white guy who tries to affiliate himself with the black inmates, he is rejected by the groups of both races.
** Bellick becomes this twice, first in Fox River, for being an ex-guard, and later on in Sona, for trying to enter the prison with his wallet.
** Sammy invokes this in Sona. In any prisoner tries to come in with their wallet, he leaves them hanging around in their underwear with no food or water, symbolizing how low in the social scale they are.
---> '''Bellick''': Do you understand what happened? You're a... what's it called... pariah. You made the same mistake when I walked in. I tried to hang on to my wallet, next thing I knew, I spent the next two days kneecap deep in human feces. In Sona, it's every man for himself. Here, cheese.
---> '''Tyge''': I'm not hungry.
---> '''Bellick''': Yeah, you will be.


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* RecoveredAddict:
** Sara used to be addicted to morphine.
** Mahone eventually beats his addiction to a drug called Veratril.
* RecruitingTheCriminal: Because of the great plan Michael used to escape from Fox River with his brother, he is compulsorily recruited by the Company to break James Whistler out .


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* ReformedCriminal: Most of the convicts. Discussed by Sucre:
--> '''Lincoln''': I got your back, man. When you get home, whatever you need, whatever you want...
--> '''Sucre''': That won't be necessary. When I get back home, I'm a saint. I'm not even jaywalking.
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* DroppedABridgeOnHim: [[spoiler:Whistlerin the Season 4 premiere. Subverted with Sarah, who apparently dies in Season 3, but she returns in the beginning of Season 4].]

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* DroppedABridgeOnHim: [[spoiler:Whistlerin the Season 4 premiere. Subverted with Sarah, who apparently dies in Season 3, but she returns in the beginning of Season 4].]4.]]
18th Feb '16 2:33:05 PM UptownSurfer
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* CrapsackWorld

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* CrapsackWorldCrapsackWorld: Sona Federal Penitentiary.



* DeusExMachina: [[spoiler:Kellerman in the final episode]].
** Not to mention season four opens with Sucre, Bellick, and T-Bag somehow escaped from Sona.
*** In mid-season four its explained [[spoiler: that T-Bag riled everyone up so that they all rioted and overran the prison guards. Bellick apparently helped Sucre from the stampede, hence why Sucre won't allow anyone to [[NeverSpeakIllOfTheDead speak ill of him after]] his death.]]
** [[spoiler: Kellerman in the Season 2 finale. Apparently he had everything documented the whole time, and just never bothered to mention it to the brothers or Sara before.]]

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* DeusExMachina: [[spoiler:Kellerman in the final episode]].
** Not to mention season four opens with Sucre, Bellick, and T-Bag somehow escaped from Sona.
*** In mid-season four its explained [[spoiler: that T-Bag riled everyone up so that they all rioted and overran the prison guards. Bellick apparently helped Sucre from the stampede, hence why Sucre won't allow anyone to [[NeverSpeakIllOfTheDead speak ill of him after]] his death.
two instances.]]
** [[spoiler: Kellerman First in the Season 2 finale. Apparently he had everything documented the whole time, and just never bothered to mention it to the brothers or Sara before.]]
** [[spoiler: Happens again in the Season 4 finale. It's revealed that he was still alive and working with the United Nations, so they clear Michael, Lincoln, Sara, Sucre, C-Note and Mahone's names in exchange for Scylla.
]]



* DroppedABridgeOnHim: [[spoiler:Whistler]] in the season 4 premiere. [[spoiler:Sarah in season 3. [[ItGetsBetter She got better]]]].

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* DroppedABridgeOnHim: [[spoiler:Whistler]] in [[spoiler:Whistlerin the season Season 4 premiere. [[spoiler:Sarah Subverted with Sarah, who apparently dies in season 3. [[ItGetsBetter She got better]]]].Season 3, but she returns in the beginning of Season 4].]
17th Feb '16 4:55:51 PM UptownSurfer
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* AlasPoorVillain: [[spoiler: Gretchen in ''The Final Break''. When she and Sara are escaping, she gets caught. Not only does she not snitch on Sara, but she also leaves behind the necklace she intented to give to her daughter.]]



* AnyoneCanDie: Can and ''do.'' [[spoiler: The first unexpected death was LJ's mother Lisa, but from there it just spirals out of control. Out of the main characters, Veronica, Abruzzi, Lechero, Whistler, Bellick, and Scofield himself all die. Sara and Kellerman were thought to be dead.]]
* AnythingThatMoves: Again, T-Bag.

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* AnyoneCanDie: Can and ''do.'' [[spoiler: The first unexpected death was LJ's mother Lisa, but from there it just spirals out of control. Out of the main characters, Veronica, Abruzzi, Lechero, Whistler, Bellick, and Scofield himself all die. Sara and Kellerman were thought to be dead.]]
* AnythingThatMoves: Again, T-Bag.



* AssholeVictim: Several in the series, butt T-Bag and Bellick are standouts.
* TheAtoner Michael and Mahone.
* AxCrazy: T-Bag, Quinn, Kellerman initially. Wyatt.
* BabiesEverAfter: Subverted: [[spoiler:Sara has Michael Jr., but Michael himself dies.]]

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* AssholeVictim: Several in the series, butt but T-Bag and Bellick are standouts.
* TheAtoner TheAtoner:
** While
Michael was never an actually evil character, he feels regretful for everything he had to do and Mahone.
all the consequences of him breaking Lincoln out of prison, including releasing T-Bag back into society, ruining Sara's life, as well as countless deaths, usually caused by the Company. He spends the entire series trying to get T-Bag arrested again, and his main goal in Season 4 is taking down the Company.
** [[spoiler: After being ditched by the Company and President Reynolds, Kellerman realises all the things he did for them was in vain. He decides to turn himself in, handing over several documents from the Company, as well as exonerating both Sara and Lincoln in the process, even if he knew he would end up being killed for it.]]
* AxCrazy: T-Bag, Quinn, Kellerman initially. (initially), Gretchen, Wyatt.
* BabiesEverAfter: [[spoiler: Subverted: [[spoiler:Sara Sara has Michael Jr., but Michael himself dies.]]



* BackFromTheDead: Complicated, because it happens so much that the audience begins to expect characters who are LeftForDead to return. But inarguably [[spoiler: Sara and Kellerman.]]

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* BackFromTheDead: Complicated, because it happens so much that the audience begins to expect characters who are LeftForDead to return. But inarguably [[spoiler: Sara and Kellerman.]]



* BadCopIncompetentCop: The [=COs=] at Fox River are corrupt, and technically all are incompetent considering they escaped.

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* BadCopIncompetentCop: The [=COs=] at Fox River are corrupt, and technically all are incompetent considering they escaped. Plus, the Fox River escapees manage to outrun almost every single cop in America.



* BestServedCold: Mahone clearly looks satisfied after waiting quite a while before he finally got the chance to [[spoiler: kill Wyatt, the man who murdered his son.]]
** Subverted with [[spoiler: Michael and Gretchen, after figuring out Sara wasn't really dead.]]

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* BestServedCold: BestServedCold:
** [[spoiler:
Mahone clearly looks satisfied after waiting quite a while before he finally got the chance to [[spoiler: kill Wyatt, the man who murdered his son.]]
** [[spoiler: Subverted with [[spoiler: Michael and Gretchen, after figuring out Sara wasn't really dead.]]



** Used by Mahone on [[spoiler: Wyatt. Wyatt killed Mahone's son.]] Consider it payback time. Mahone shoves a needle into [[spoiler: Wyatt's]] finger. Oh, and he's also connected to a defibrillator that will give him a wake-up call when he starts to fall unconcious due to the pain. The effects are spectacular, as the normally completely [[TheStoic stoic]] [[spoiler: Wyatt]] is screaming and wheezing from the crippling pain.
** [[spoiler: Wyatt]] himself is both a ProfessionalKiller and a TortureTechnician for the Company. He repeatedly invades people's homes to slowly torture them for information. He's most thorough with [[spoiler: Gretchen Morgan]], whom he ties up and locks up in a tiny cell with nothing but a bucket for days, [[ToThePain occasionally coming back to explain what he's going to do to her next.]]

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** Used by Mahone on [[spoiler: Wyatt. Wyatt killed Mahone's son.]] Consider it payback time. Wyatt. Mahone shoves a needle into [[spoiler: Wyatt's]] Wyatt's finger. Oh, and he's also connected to a defibrillator that will give him a wake-up call when he starts to fall unconcious due to the pain. The effects are spectacular, as the normally completely [[TheStoic stoic]] [[spoiler: Wyatt]] Wyatt is screaming and wheezing from the crippling pain.
** [[spoiler: Wyatt]] Wyatt himself is both a ProfessionalKiller and a TortureTechnician for the Company. He repeatedly invades people's homes to slowly torture them for information. He's most thorough with [[spoiler: Gretchen Morgan]], Gretchen, whom he ties up and locks up in a tiny cell with nothing but a bucket for days, [[ToThePain occasionally coming back to explain what he's going to do to her next.]]



* [[spoiler:DeadGuyJunior: Michael Jr]].

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* [[spoiler:DeadGuyJunior: DeadGuyJunior: [[spoiler: Michael Jr]].



* DeadlyNosebleed: Michael Scofield has a recurring and [[spoiler: ultimately terminal]] medical condition that sometimes manifests as nosebleeds.

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* DeadlyNosebleed: Michael Scofield has a recurring and [[spoiler: ultimately terminal]] medical condition that sometimes manifests as nosebleeds.



* DepravedBisexual: T-Bag.

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* DepravedBisexual: T-Bag.DepravedBisexual:
** {{Exaggerated}} with T-Bag.
** Gretchen hits on almost every character she interacts with. Most of the time it doesn't work.



* DirtyCop: Bellick and Geary. Agent Mahone. [[spoiler: Agent Self]].

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* DirtyCop: Bellick and Geary. Agent Mahone.Mahone (though in his case it's Justified, since he was being coerced by the Company). [[spoiler: Agent Self]].



* DisposableSexWorker: Bellick makes very clear that he sees Nika this way.

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* DisposableSexWorker: Bellick makes very clear that he sees Nika this way.T-Bag often kills prostitutes after having sex with them.



* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler: Kellerman]] puts a gun to his head in Season 2. [[spoiler: The gun jams.]]
** Played straight with [[spoiler: Terrence Steadman]].

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* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler: Kellerman]] puts a gun to his head Seth in Season 2. [[spoiler: The gun jams.]]
** Played straight with [[spoiler:
1, after being constantly raped by T-Bag, and Terrence Steadman]].Steadman in Season 2]].



* IneffectualSympatheticVillain: Bellick in season 2.
** YMMV. He does torture/threaten to rape/threaten to murder a few people.
* InterruptedSuicide: [[spoiler: C-Note.]]

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* IneffectualSympatheticVillain: Bellick in season 2.
** YMMV.
3. He does torture/threaten tries to rape/threaten to murder a few people.
betray Michael several times, but always fails.
* InterruptedSuicide: [[spoiler: C-Note.C-Note and Kellerman.]]



* KillHimAlready: There's no reason why they leave T-Bag alive in the first season. Or the second. Or the third. Or the fourth. Then there's Don Self, the General, [[spoiler: Christina Rose]], and others. Less so Gretchen, where at least there's typically a reason they can't get rid of her, but definitely still there. Combines with ThirdActStupidity.

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* KillHimAlready: There's no reason why they leave T-Bag alive in the first season. Or the second. Or the third. Or the fourth. Then there's Don Self, the General, [[spoiler: Christina Rose]], and others. Less so Gretchen, where at least there's typically a reason they can't get rid of her, but definitely still there. Combines with ThirdActStupidity.ThirdActStupidity.
** {{Zig Zagged}} with Gretchen.
*** Wyatt advises against the General not allowing him to kill her when she's being held in captivity.
*** It happens again when Lincoln has the opportinity to shoot her, but while Don insists that he should kill her, T-Bag and Mahone insist otherwise.



* LukeIAmYourFather: Subverted: [[spoiler: Michael and Lincoln]] are told that they aren't blood-related. They don't actually seem to care. A post-series interview reveals it was a lie anyway.

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* LukeIAmYourFather: Subverted: [[spoiler: Inverted: Michael and Lincoln]] Lincoln are told that they aren't blood-related. They don't actually seem to care. A post-series interview reveals it was a lie anyway.]]



* MoralityPet: T-Bag has Susan Hollander and her kids, as well as Gretchen's family.



* TheOldConvict: Charles Westmoreland, [[spoiler: aka D.B. Cooper]].
* OneSteveLimit: Several characters share their names. Not really a problem because they're either never seen together, they're called by their last names, and/or one has a nickname.
** Lincoln Burrows and Lincoln Burrows Junior, but the latter is only called LJ.

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* TheOldConvict: Charles Westmoreland, [[spoiler: aka D.B. Cooper]].
who had served in Fox River for thirty-two years.
* OneSteveLimit: Averted. Several characters share their names. Not really a problem because they're either never seen together, they're called by their last names, and/or one has a nickname.
** Lincoln Burrows and Lincoln Burrows Junior, Jr., but the latter is only called LJ.



** David "Tweener" Apolskis and the engineer David Baker.



* PrisonRiot: Sucre initiates a lockdown by disabling air conditioning so that Michael can keep drilling without worry of headcounts. Unfortunately, this leads to fullblown prison riot.

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* PrisonRiot: PrisonRiot:
**
Sucre initiates a lockdown by disabling air conditioning so that Michael can keep drilling without worry of headcounts. Unfortunately, this leads to fullblown prison riot.riot.
** T-Bag starts one in Sona, which leads to all remaining inmates escaping and the prison being burned down.



* PsychoForHire: Quinn in Season 1. Also Turk.

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* PsychoForHire: PsychoForHire:
**
Quinn and Turk in Season 1. Also Turk.1.
** Wyatt in Season 4.



* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: The Pope.

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* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: The Henry Pope.



* TookALevelInBadass: Sara in season 4.
** Arguably she stayed at Badass throughout the series. She escapes while being tortured twice ([[spoiler: though one was an AssPull from the writers to bring her back from the dead]]) and from the bad guys in general more than once, and took out some of the men trying to get her during the season one riot. She also sewed up her own arm.
** Lincoln was basically a petty thug before he gets to Fox River.

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* TookALevelInBadass: Sara in season 4.
TookALevelInBadass:
** Arguably Sara, starting at the Fox River prison riot, when she stayed at Badass throughout deals with the series. many inmates who want to get to her. She escapes while being tortured twice ([[spoiler: though one was an AssPull from the writers to bring her back from the dead]]) and from the bad guys in general more than once, and took out some of the men trying to get her during the season one riot. once. She also sewed sews up her own arm.
arm. In Season 4, she graduates into ActionGirl.
** Lincoln was basically a petty thug before he gets got to Fox River.



* TooDumbToLive: Season 2 cleans up the gene pool: [[spoiler: Veronica Donovan, Tweener, Haywire]])
** They took care of [[spoiler: Roland]] early in season four.

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* TooDumbToLive: TooDumbToLive:
**
Season 2 cleans up the gene pool: [[spoiler: Veronica Donovan, Tweener, Haywire]])
Haywire]].
** They took care of [[spoiler: Roland]] early In Season 4, Roland, believes he would receive $1 million in season four.exchange for Michael and Lincoln, only to get shot down by Wyatt.]]



** T-Bag ''thinks'' he's a WorthyOpponent to Michael. Michael thinks T-Bag is annoying.
*** To be fair, T-Bag does get some moments over Michael (like stealing the money in season 2) but overall loses out to him.
* WouldntHurtAChild: Heinously averted with Wyatt [[spoiler: and Mahone's son]], but also played straight with Abruzzi, who's horrified when he hears that [[spoiler:one of his henchmen killed T-Bag's four year old cousin]].
** Which is funny, considering [[spoiler: T-Bag]] himself averts this (especially in his backstory). Though, to be fair, the kids he killed were at least teenagers, not little kids.
* XanatosSpeedChess: Michael, especially in season one and four.

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** T-Bag ''thinks'' he's a WorthyOpponent worthy opponent to Michael. Michael thinks T-Bag is annoying.
*** To be fair, T-Bag
He does get some moments over Michael (like stealing the money in season Season 2) but overall loses out to him.
* WouldntHurtAChild: Heinously averted with Wyatt WouldHurtAChild:
** Philly Falzone threatens to harm Abruzzi's children.
**
[[spoiler: and Wyatt kills Mahone's son]], but also played straight with Abruzzi, who's son.]]
* WouldntHurtAChild:
** Abruzzi is
horrified when he hears that [[spoiler:one one of his henchmen killed T-Bag's four year old cousin]].
cousin.
** Which C-Note is funny, considering [[spoiler: T-Bag]] himself averts this (especially in his backstory). Though, also disgusted when Abruzzi briefly holds a hunter's daughter as hostage for them to be fair, proceed with the kids he killed were at least teenagers, not little kids.
escape.
* XanatosSpeedChess: Michael, especially in season seasons one and four.
12th Feb '16 2:39:57 PM gravious
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* RealityIsUnrealistic: In season 3, the guards at the Mexican prison only guard the perimeter. Inside, it is ruled only by the criminals, with an incarcerated drug lord its de facto warden. This may seem ludicrously far-fetched, but some prisons in this country are in fact run in this way.

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* RealityIsUnrealistic: In season 3, the guards at the Mexican Panamanian prison only guard the perimeter. Inside, it is ruled only by the criminals, with an incarcerated drug lord its de facto warden. This may seem ludicrously far-fetched, but some prisons in this country part of the world are in fact run in this way.
12th Feb '16 2:35:50 PM gravious
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* RealityIsUnrealistic: In season 3, the guards at the Mexican prison only guard the perimeter. Inside, it is ruled only by the criminals, with an incarcerated drug lord its de facto warden. This may seem ludicrously far-fetched, but some prisons in this country are in fact run in this way.
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* {{Backstory}}: Lots and lots.

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* {{Backstory}}: Lots and lots.The Season 1 episode "Brother's Keeper" is set three years before the main story to show the pasts of most of the main characters introduced at that point. Several other backstories are revealed through the series.



* BadCopIncompetentCop: The [=COs=] at Fox River are corrupt, (and technically all are incompetent considering they escaped). Then there's Agent Mahone (who goes around [[spoiler: killing the escapees because he's being blackmailed for killing a different criminal earlier in his career]]) and Agent Self. Not to mention the number of cops the group outwits/outruns throughout season 2.
** Of course, Mahone's actually really good at his job - which is why he's being blackmailed.

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* BadCopIncompetentCop: The [=COs=] at Fox River are corrupt, (and and technically all are incompetent considering they escaped). Then there's Agent Mahone (who goes around [[spoiler: killing the escapees because he's being blackmailed for killing a different criminal earlier in his career]]) and Agent Self. Not to mention the number of cops the group outwits/outruns throughout season 2.
** Of course, Mahone's actually really good at his job - which is why he's being blackmailed.
escaped.



** Gretchen is both a victim and a practitioner of this. She tortures many characters, including Sara, Sofia, and T-Bag. However, she is also waterboarded in Panama and later on held in captivity, where she is phisically abused and exposed to degrading smells, and it's severely implied she was tortured multiple times in the past.
** It is very common for someone to be almost beaten to death, usually as a way to obtain information. Victims include Michael, Sucre, T-Bag, Wyatt and Gretchen.



* TheDogBitesBack:
** After being continuously raped by Avocado, Tweener slashes his penis with a razor. Bellick, the one who moved Tweener to the rapist's cell, later on gets punched in the face by him.
** Kellerman tortures Sara and leaves her to drown in a bathtub, but she escapes and burns his chest with an iron before getting away.



** Lisa Rix (LJ's mother) and Lisa Tabek (daughter of the General).

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** Lisa Rix (LJ's mother) and Lisa Tabek Tabak (daughter of the General).



* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Theodore "T-Bag" Bagwell, Benjamin Miles "C-Note" Franklin, David "Tweener" Apolskis, Charles "Haywire" Patoshik. A lot of the Fox River characters only ever called Lincoln "Sink" or "Link the Sink".

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* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: OnlyKnownByTheirNickname:
** Many Fox River inmates:
Theodore "T-Bag" Bagwell, Benjamin Miles "C-Note" Franklin, David "Tweener" Apolskis, Charles "Haywire" Patoshik. A lot of the Fox River characters only ever called Lincoln "Sink" or "Link the Sink".Sink".
** In Sona, there were Norman "Lechero" St. John and Luis "[=McGrady=]" Galego.
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