History Series / PrisonBreak

11th Apr '17 9:42:44 PM YamiVizziniX
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* AbortedArc: There are far too many to mention (it was taken to ridiculous extremes in the last season). A notable example is the romance between Lincoln and Veronica which is promptly forgotten about when [[spoiler: Veronica is killed]]. Pretty much any lesser plot-line from the first season is dead and gone by the third. The producers have also said there was far more planned for President Reynolds but were [[RealLifeWritesThePlot revented due to Patricia Wettig joining the cast of]] ''Brothers & Sisters.''

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* AbortedArc: There are far too many to mention (it was taken to ridiculous extremes in the last season). A notable example is the romance between Lincoln and Veronica which is promptly forgotten about when [[spoiler: Veronica is killed]]. Pretty much any lesser plot-line from the first season is dead and gone by the third. The producers have also said there was far more planned for President Reynolds but were [[RealLifeWritesThePlot revented prevented due to Patricia Wettig joining the cast of]] ''Brothers & Sisters.''''Series/BrothersAndSisters''.
9th Apr '17 10:15:08 AM DanglyLeggedOwl
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* {{Retcon}}: The timeline was heavily retconned between Seasons 4 and 5. Originally Michael died November 4, 2005 as seen on his grave marker, and the plot of the entire first four seasons took place over a couple of months in 2005. In order to enable the event series to be set in 2017 - with Michael "dead" seven years and his son seven years old -, his date of death was changed to November 4, 2010. Apparently we are meant to believe that the hunt for the fugitives in season two and\or the search for Scylla took quite a bit longer than previously assumed ... Or something.
7th Apr '17 11:55:08 PM Noraneko
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* BolivianArmyCliffhanger: The season 1 finale. Sara's fate as to whether she survives her overdose is at the time uncertain but unlikely, T-Bag is bleeding heavily from his wound, Haywire is unstable and on the loose, and the season ends with the remaining five abandoned by their getaway and running off into an uncertain fate.
6th Apr '17 8:45:34 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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->'''Michael:''' I'm getting you out of here.
->'''Lincoln:''' It's impossible.
->'''Michael:''' Not if you designed the place, it isn't.

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->'''Michael:''' I'm getting you out of here.
->'''Lincoln:'''
here.\\
'''Lincoln:'''
It's impossible.
->'''Michael:'''
impossible.\\
'''Michael:'''
Not if you designed the place, it isn't.



* AbortedArc: There are far too many to mention (it was taken to ridiculous extremes in the last season). A notable example is the romance between Lincoln and Veronica which is promptly forgotten about when [[spoiler: Veronica is killed]]. Pretty much any lesser plot-line from the first season is dead and gone by the third. The producers have also said there was far more planned for President Reynolds but were prevented due to Patricia Wettig joining the cast of ''Brothers & Sisters.''

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* AbortedArc: There are far too many to mention (it was taken to ridiculous extremes in the last season). A notable example is the romance between Lincoln and Veronica which is promptly forgotten about when [[spoiler: Veronica is killed]]. Pretty much any lesser plot-line from the first season is dead and gone by the third. The producers have also said there was far more planned for President Reynolds but were prevented [[RealLifeWritesThePlot revented due to Patricia Wettig joining the cast of of]] ''Brothers & Sisters.''



-->'''Mahone''': Go for the kneecap. You hit it straight on it'll buckle and it'll take the guy out of commission.
-->'''Michael''': Fighting dirty, that's your secret?
-->'''Mahone''': I didn't think there was such a thing as clean in a [[HellholePrison place like this]].

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-->'''Mahone''': Go for the kneecap. You hit it straight on it'll buckle and it'll take the guy out of commission.
-->'''Michael''':
commission.\\
'''Michael''':
Fighting dirty, that's your secret?
-->'''Mahone''':
secret?\\
'''Mahone''':
I didn't think there was such a thing as clean in a [[HellholePrison place like this]].



-->'''Self''': Making false claims to a government agency? That's like five years in prison.
-->'''Michael''': Welcome to the club.

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-->'''Self''': Making false claims to a government agency? That's like five years in prison.
-->'''Michael''':
prison.\\
'''Michael''':
Welcome to the club.



--> '''Michael''': There's a reason they replaced it with a twelve-inch pipe, Darwin - people can't get through it.

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--> ---> '''Michael''': There's a reason they replaced it with a twelve-inch pipe, Darwin - people can't get through it.



-->'''Sucre''': You owe me!
-->'''Manche''': Like hell I do, it's your turn, not mine.
-->'''Sucre''': Miss Mangini's broken window?
-->'''Manche''': The Terrado sisters?
-->'''Sucre''': Your brother's "lost" El Camino?
-->'''Manche''': The church collection basket?
-->'''Sucre''': The donkey!
-->'''Manche''': [horrified beat] We took an oath, bro.
-->'''Sucre''': Don't make me break it.

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-->'''Sucre''': You owe me!
-->'''Manche''':
me!\\
'''Manche''':
Like hell I do, it's your turn, not mine.
-->'''Sucre''':
mine.\\
'''Sucre''':
Miss Mangini's broken window?
-->'''Manche''':
window?\\
'''Manche''':
The Terrado sisters?
-->'''Sucre''':
sisters?\\
'''Sucre''':
Your brother's "lost" El Camino?
-->'''Manche''':
Camino?\\
'''Manche''':
The church collection basket?
-->'''Sucre''':
basket?\\
'''Sucre''':
The donkey!
-->'''Manche''':
donkey!\\
'''Manche''':
[horrified beat] We took an oath, bro.
-->'''Sucre''':
bro.\\
'''Sucre''':
Don't make me break it.



-->'''ATV Rider Rescuer''': What's the matter? Eat some bad Mexican?
-->'''T-Bag''': Something like that.

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-->'''ATV Rider Rescuer''': What's the matter? Eat some bad Mexican?
-->'''T-Bag''':
Mexican?\\
'''T-Bag''':
Something like that.



---> '''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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---> '''Bellick''': --->'''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.
--->
cheese.\\
'''Tyge''': I'm not hungry.
--->
hungry.\\
'''Bellick''': Yeah, you will be.



--> '''T-Bag''': "The boy sure seems confused about his pigmentation."

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--> '''T-Bag''': "The -->'''T-Bag''': The boy sure seems confused about his pigmentation."



--> "Let me guess. He had a ragtag band of criminals ready to pick up the slack."

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--> "Let -->"Let me guess. He had a ragtag band of criminals ready to pick up the slack."



--> '''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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--> '''Lincoln''': -->'''Lincoln''': I got your back, man. When you get home, whatever you need, whatever you want...
-->
want...\\
'''Sucre''': That won't be necessary. When I get back home, I'm a saint. I'm not even jaywalking.






--> "[[PunctuatedForEmphasis PARDON. ON STAGE. NOW.]]"

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--> "[[PunctuatedForEmphasis -->"[[PunctuatedForEmphasis PARDON. ON STAGE. NOW.]]"



--> '''Sucre:''' Three sure things in life: death, taxes, and count.
--> '''Agent Mahone:''' Three things in life are certain... death, taxes, and the fact that a man on the run will make a mistake sometime in the first 72 hours.

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--> '''Sucre:''' -->''Sucre:''' Three sure things in life: death, taxes, and count.
-->
count.\\
'''Agent Mahone:''' Three things in life are certain... death, taxes, and the fact that a man on the run will make a mistake sometime in the first 72 hours.



--> '''Mahone (to Michael about Linc)''': When it comes right down to it, he's just like you. He has a heart that won't kill a man.

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--> '''Mahone (to --->'''Mahone''': ''(to Michael about Linc)''': Linc)'' When it comes right down to it, he's just like you. He has a heart that won't kill a man.



-->'''Sara''': (watching Michael jimmy a car lock open) I see Fernando has been a great influence on you.
-->'''Michael''': And me on him.

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-->'''Sara''': (watching --->'''Sara''': ''(watching Michael jimmy a car lock open) open)'' I see Fernando has been a great influence on you.
-->'''Michael''':
you.\\
'''Michael''':
And me on him.
26th Feb '17 5:53:57 PM aftershocked
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** 'Sweet Caroline' opened with one, due to the [[spoiler: incest laden phone call between President Reynolds and her brother Terrence]]. Try not to gag.

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** 'Sweet Caroline' opened with one, due to the [[spoiler: incest laden phone call between President Reynolds and her brother Terrence]]. Try not to gag.
5th Feb '17 10:14:08 AM Taskmaster123
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* BaldOfAwesome / BaldOfEvil: Many of the characters on the show sport either shaved heads or hair that is cut ''extremely'' close, and evil or not each one of them pulls it off splendidly. Justified in that most prisoners tend to cut their hair very short, as long hair is a detriment in a fight because it's too easy for someone to grab a handful and yank your scalp off your head. Averted with RobertKnepper as T-Bag; he originally considered shaving his head but decided to go with a haircut that made him look more feral and threatening. Many of the actors, after moving on to other roles, like the bald look so much they kept it.

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* BaldOfAwesome / BaldOfEvil: Many of the characters on the show sport either shaved heads or hair that is cut ''extremely'' close, and evil or not each one of them pulls it off splendidly. Justified in that most prisoners tend to cut their hair very short, as long hair is a detriment in a fight because it's too easy for someone to grab a handful and yank your scalp off your head. Averted with RobertKnepper as T-Bag; he originally considered shaving his head but decided to go with a haircut that made him look more feral and threatening. Many of the actors, after moving on to other roles, like liked the bald look so much they kept it.
5th Feb '17 10:12:45 AM Taskmaster123
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* BaldOfAwesome / BaldOfEvil: Many of the characters on the show sport either shaved heads or hair that is cut ''extremely'' close, and evil or not each one of them pulls it off splendidly. Justified in that most prisoners tend to cut their hair very short, as long hair is a detriment in a fight because it's too easy for someone to grab a handful and yank your scalp off your head. Averted with RobertKnepper as T-Bag; he originally considered shaving his head but decided to go with a haircut that made him look more feral and threatening. Many of the actors, after moving on to other roles, like the bald look so much they kept it.
2nd Jan '17 5:58:21 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Badass}}: Many of the characters. Michael breaks out of two prisons, Mahone can kill people with his bare hands (justified due to his training) and throw FBI agents into shivers of concern, Lincoln is called "Linc the Sink" because he'll take whatever you throw at him, Sucre and Sara both resist torture... the list goes on.
27th Nov '16 3:50:29 PM flambeau
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27th Nov '16 2:55:45 PM flambeau
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* BluffTheImposter: Michael realizes the man he's meeting with is not who he claims to be after quizzing him about which asthma medication he takes.

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* BluffTheImposter: Michael realizes the man he's meeting with is not who he claims to be after quizzing him about which asthma medication he takes. The amusing part is that the guy knows he's being tested and he ''still'' gets the answer wrong.



** T-Bag pretty much becomes this by the end of season 4 as he is in ''way'' over his head when it comes to government conspiracies.

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** T-Bag pretty much becomes this by the end of season 4 -- without the sympathetic part -- as he is in ''way'' over his head when it comes to government conspiracies.



* RecoveredAddict: Sara is a recovering alcoholic and morphine addict.

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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Sara delivers an epic one to T-Bag in the penultimate episode of season four, telling him that she's always suspected the reason he rapes and hurts people is because he has neurological erectile dysfunction, likely caused by the sexual abuse he sustained during his childhood. He's practically roaring at her to shut up by the time she's done.
* RecoveredAddict: Sara is a recovering alcoholic and morphine addict. She falls OffTheWagon a couple times, but ultimately does her best to stay clean.



* RewardedAsATraitorDeserves: [[spoiler:Roland]]. And [[spoiler: Don Self]]. Michael even works a reward for anticipated treachery into his plan in the Sona escape.

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* RewardedAsATraitorDeserves: [[spoiler:Roland]]. And [[spoiler:Roland]] and [[spoiler: Don Self]]. Michael even works a reward for anticipated treachery into his plan in the Sona escape.



** Michael wants to be, and can pull it off nine times out of ten, but he does 'emote' (aka yell or bang his fists) when something really screws up his plans.

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** Michael wants to be, and can pull it off nine times out of ten, but he does 'emote' (aka emote -- usually yell or bang his fists) fists -- and get visibly stressed out when something really screws up with his plans.



* TattooedCrook: Justified in Michael, who ''does'' have tattoos and ''is'' a criminal, but got the tattoos as a way of smuggling information about his plan and the prison blueprints into Fox River. [[spoiler: The tattoos are removed at the beginning of season four, to allow him to assume a fake identity, and he has a new set of tattoos in season five.]]
** Lincoln has at least one visible tattoo in the first season, but by season four much of his forearms and biceps are covered in tattoos. Which is... strange, as the entire series takes place within about six months, and the tattoos just kind of appeared with no explanation. [[note]]They are actor Dominic Purcell's actual tattoos, and presumably they finally decided it was too much work to cover them up.[[/note]]

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* TattooedCrook: Justified in Michael, who ''does'' have tattoos and ''is'' a criminal, but got the tattoos as a way of smuggling information about his plan and the prison blueprints into Fox River. [[spoiler: The tattoos are removed at the beginning of season four, four to allow him to assume a fake identity, identity (and to allow Wentworth to wear short-sleeves again), and he has a new set of tattoos in season five.]]
** Lincoln has at least one visible tattoo in the first season, but by season four the end of the show much of his forearms and biceps are covered in tattoos. Which is... strange, as the entire series takes first four seasons take place within about six months, and the tattoos just kind of appeared in early season four with no explanation. [[note]]They are actor Dominic Purcell's actual tattoos, and presumably they finally decided it was too much work to cover them up.[[/note]]



** Subverted with Sara. She is the reason Michael refrains from killing, on seperate occasions, T-Bag, [[spoiler: Christina Rose]] and the General. Then she kills [[spoiler: Christina Rose]]. And let's not forget in season two she also [[spoiler: killed Kim]] and [[spoiler: tried to kill Kellerman]].

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** Subverted with Sara. She is the reason Michael refrains from killing, on seperate separate occasions, T-Bag, [[spoiler: Christina Rose]] and the General. Then she kills [[spoiler: Christina Rose]]. And let's not forget in season two she also [[spoiler: killed Agent Kim]] and [[spoiler: tried to kill Kellerman]].



** [[spoiler: He doesn't end up getting killed for it, but]] at times Sucre's persistent unwillingness to understand that EVERYONE in Maricruz's family dislikes him approaches this.

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** [[spoiler: He doesn't end up getting killed for it, but]] at times Sucre's persistent unwillingness to understand that EVERYONE ''everyone'' in Maricruz's family dislikes him approaches this.



** In addition, a lot of characters going up against the brothers (or one brother and Sucre) seem to spontaneously forget that there are TWO of them - while actively chasing/being chased by both. Witness someone outrunning one and pausing for breath, only to be caught by the other, or knocking out one, and pausing to gloat or call someone only to be attacked by the other.

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** In addition, a lot of characters going up against the brothers (or one brother and Sucre) seem to spontaneously forget that there are TWO of them - -- while actively chasing/being chased by both. Witness someone outrunning one and pausing for breath, only to be caught by the other, or knocking out one, and pausing to gloat or call someone only to be attacked by the other.



* YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle: [[spoiler:The gang are all cleared with twenty minutes to go in the last episode. Michael and Sarah are walking down the beach, talking about their future, when Michael starts bleeding from the nose. The DistantFinale reveals that everyone believes him to be dead, although the rebooted fifth season reveals that he's NotQuiteDead]].

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* YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle: [[spoiler:The gang are all cleared with twenty minutes to go in the last episode. Later, Michael and Sarah are walking down along the beach, beach and talking about their future, when Michael Michael's [[OhCrap nose starts bleeding from the nose.bleeding]]. The DistantFinale reveals that everyone believes him to be dead, although the rebooted fifth season reveals that he's NotQuiteDead]].
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