History YMMV / PrisonBreak

12th Oct '16 12:05:43 AM IncredibleFulk1
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* UnintentionallySympathetic: While many fans hate Roland for being a narcissist computer hacker [[spoiler: who ends up betraying the team]], many other fans actually feel sorry for him. Michael and the group already seemed to hate Roland from the start for no real reason, with Lincoln calling him douche the minute they met. Roland was constantly bullied by both Lincoln, Mahone and Sucre just for even opening his mouth. Roland was also very important to the team because they wouldn't have gotten the Scylla keys without him, yet the team didn't show him any ounce of appreciation. While Roland's [[spoiler: betrayal was wrong]], many viewers felt the team pushed Roland too far because of their sudden bully mentality. Not only that, [[spoiler: his death at the hands of Wyatt was horrible.]]
* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: It can be a tall order to feel sympathy for Mahone after the death of his child considering all the people he killed back in Season 2. But to be far, he was trapped by The Company and couldn't get out. Plus, he goes through some great development.
** It can be an even harder buying Kellerman's redemption after all the people he's killed in both Seasons 1 & 2. It's even harder when you remember he mocked LJ killing his mother. Not to mention, he tortured many people including Sarah. Unlike Mahone, Kellerman was shown he was proud of his actions, until he failed for the last time.

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* UnintentionallySympathetic: While many fans hate Roland for being a narcissist computer hacker [[spoiler: who ends up betraying the team]], many other fans actually feel sorry for him. Michael and the group already seemed to hate Roland from the start for no real reason, with Lincoln calling him douche the minute they met. Roland was constantly bullied by both Lincoln, Mahone the team, especially Lincoln and Sucre just for even opening his mouth. Roland was also very important to the team because they wouldn't have gotten the Scylla keys without him, yet the team didn't show him any ounce of appreciation. While Roland's [[spoiler: betrayal was wrong]], many viewers felt the team pushed Roland too far because of their sudden bully mentality. Not only that, [[spoiler: his death at the hands of Wyatt was horrible.]]
* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: Mahone barely subverts this. It can be a tall order to feel sympathy for Mahone after the death of his child considering all the people he killed back in Season 2. But to be far, fair, he goes through so much crap before the death of his son and the company was trapped by The Company and couldn't get out.blackmailing him to things he didn't want to do. Plus, he goes through some great development.
** It can be an even harder buying Kellerman's redemption after all the people he's killed in both Seasons 1 & 2. It's even harder to like him when you remember he mocked taunted LJ killing with the deaths of his mother.mother and step-father. Not to mention, he tortured many people including Sarah. Unlike Mahone, Kellerman was shown he was proud of his actions, until he failed for the last time.
30th Aug '16 3:05:51 AM IncredibleFulk1
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* UnintentionallySympathetic: While many fans hate Roland for being a narcissist computer hacker [[spoiler: who ends up betraying the team]], many other fans actually feel sorry for him. Michael and the group already seemed to hate Roland from the start for no real reason, with Lincoln calling him douche the minute they met. Roland was constantly bullied by both Lincoln, Mahone and Sucre just for even opening his mouth. Roland was also very important to the team because they wouldn't have gotten the Scylla keys without him, yet the team didn't show him any ounce of appreciation. While Roland's [[spoiler: betrayal was wrong]], many viewers felt the team pushed Roland over the edge because of their sudden bully mentality. Not only that, [[spoiler: his death at the hands of Wyatt was horrible.]]
* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: It can be a tall order to feel sympathy for Mahone after the death of his child considering all the people he killed back in Season 2.

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* UnintentionallySympathetic: While many fans hate Roland for being a narcissist computer hacker [[spoiler: who ends up betraying the team]], many other fans actually feel sorry for him. Michael and the group already seemed to hate Roland from the start for no real reason, with Lincoln calling him douche the minute they met. Roland was constantly bullied by both Lincoln, Mahone and Sucre just for even opening his mouth. Roland was also very important to the team because they wouldn't have gotten the Scylla keys without him, yet the team didn't show him any ounce of appreciation. While Roland's [[spoiler: betrayal was wrong]], many viewers felt the team pushed Roland over the edge too far because of their sudden bully mentality. Not only that, [[spoiler: his death at the hands of Wyatt was horrible.]]
* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: It can be a tall order to feel sympathy for Mahone after the death of his child considering all the people he killed back in Season 2. But to be far, he was trapped by The Company and couldn't get out. Plus, he goes through some great development.
** It can be an even harder buying Kellerman's redemption after all the people he's killed in both Seasons 1 & 2. It's even harder when you remember he mocked LJ killing his mother. Not to mention, he tortured many people including Sarah. Unlike Mahone, Kellerman was shown he was proud of his actions, until he failed for the last time.
** The whole team in the first half of season 4, especially Lincoln. For their sudden bully mentality towards Roland, which many fans feel came out of nowhere. It's even worse that they hated him the moment they met him. Plus the endless {{IdiotBall}} moments they get themselves in.
30th Aug '16 2:29:22 AM IncredibleFulk1
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* UnintentionallySympathetic: While many fans hate Roland for being a narcissist computer hacker [[spoiler: who ends up betraying the team]], many other fans actually feel sorry for him. Michael and the group already seemed to hate Roland from the start for no real reason, with Lincoln calling him douche the minute they met. Roland was constantly bullied by both Lincoln, Mahone and Sucre just for even opening his mouth. Roland was also very important to the team because they wouldn't have gotten the Scylla keys without him, yet the team didn't show him any ounce of appreciation. While Roland's [[spoiler: betrayal was wrong]], many viewers felt the team pushed Roland over the edge because of their sudden bully mentality. Not only that, [[spoiler: his death at the hands of Wyatt was horrible.]]
28th Jul '16 10:41:15 AM Anddrix
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** Almost every character introduced in Season 3. At best, Gretchen and Whistler are {{Base Breaker}}s.

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** Almost every character introduced in Season 3. At best, Gretchen and Whistler are {{Base Breaker}}s.Breaking Character}}s.
6th Jun '16 11:37:51 AM Angeldeb82
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** [[EvilMatriarch Christina Rose Scofield]], who first appears in season 4 but is mentioned earlier, is a high-ranking leader of the Company and [[BigBadDuumvirate along with General Krantz]] is revealed to [[TheManBehindTheMan have been behind most of the events in the show]]. She's a [[TheSociopath sociopathic]] {{insufferable genius}} who [[ItsAllAboutMe only cares about her own advancement]]. She sacrifices her whole family; [[ParentalAbandonment she abandoned both her sons Lincoln and Michael]] while they were kids without saying a word, rejected her husband after [[DefectorFromDecadence he turned on the Company]] and had him hunted down, and arranged for her adopted son Lincoln (whom she despised for his relative lack of intelligence) to be [[FrameUp framed]] and executed for a staged political assassination of Terence Steadman. She tries to [[EnemyCivilWar kill General Krantz]] to steal a device called "Scylla" and sell it for its [[{{Greed}} profitable military use]], then kills her conspirator [[YouHaveFailedMe when he botches the hit]]. She pretends to sell the technology to a renowned Indian scientist/politician, but instead has him assassinated in public and frames Lincoln again, along with Michael, Mahone and Don Self. Christina intends to unleash a decades-long war between India and China [[WarForFunAndProfit so she can sell the tech to both sides for a quick profit]], knowing that it would quickly escalate into a global conflict. When Michael steals Scylla back from her, she kidnaps Lincoln and gives Michael [[HostageForMacGuffin an ultimatum for its return]] by shooting Lincoln in the lung to watch him die slowly. She later tries to kill Michael when he's ruined her plans one too many times.

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** [[EvilMatriarch Christina Rose Scofield]], who first appears in season 4 but is mentioned earlier, is a high-ranking leader of the Company and [[BigBadDuumvirate along with General Krantz]] is revealed to [[TheManBehindTheMan have been behind most of the events in the show]]. She's a [[TheSociopath sociopathic]] {{insufferable genius}} who [[ItsAllAboutMe only cares about her own advancement]]. She sacrifices her whole family; [[ParentalAbandonment she abandoned both her sons Lincoln and Michael]] while they were kids without saying a word, rejected her husband after [[DefectorFromDecadence he turned on the Company]] and had him hunted down, and arranged for her adopted son Lincoln (whom she despised for his relative lack of intelligence) to be [[FrameUp framed]] {{frame|Up}}d and executed for a staged political assassination of Terence Steadman. She tries to [[EnemyCivilWar kill General Krantz]] to steal a device called "Scylla" and sell it for its [[{{Greed}} profitable military use]], then kills her conspirator [[YouHaveFailedMe when he botches the hit]]. She pretends to sell the technology to a renowned Indian scientist/politician, but instead has him assassinated in public and frames Lincoln again, along with Michael, Mahone and Don Self. Christina intends to unleash a decades-long war between India and China [[WarForFunAndProfit so she can sell the tech to both sides for a quick profit]], knowing that it would quickly escalate into a global conflict. When Michael steals Scylla back from her, she kidnaps Lincoln and gives Michael [[HostageForMacGuffin an ultimatum for its return]] by shooting Lincoln in the lung to watch him die slowly. She later tries to kill Michael when he's ruined her plans one too many times.



* GodModeSue: Michael Scofield. No plan will work without his involvement. He starts to become entirely precognizant in season 4.



** Female example: Gretchen with any adult female character she interacts with. Just watch "The Final Break".



* LesYay: Gretchen with any adult female character she interacts with. Just watch "The Final Break".



** Almost every character introduced in Season 3. At best, Gretchen and Whistler are [[BaseBreaker Base Breakers]].

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** Almost every character introduced in Season 3. At best, Gretchen and Whistler are [[BaseBreaker Base Breakers]].{{Base Breaker}}s.



** Michael is considered a CreatorsPet by some, especially in Season 4 when he became a GodModeSue.

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** Michael is considered a CreatorsPet by some, especially in Season 4 when he became a GodModeSue.4.



** [[spoiler: Caroline Reynolds and Terrance Steadman's [[BrotherSisterIncest incestuous relationship]], and the General and Gretchen's relationship]]).
** After having his hand cut off by Abruzzi, T-Bag forces a veterinarian (at knife point) to reattach it, and goes half a season before he has to abandon his hand. [[RunningGag The terrible condition of his hand is commented upon by various characters]].

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** [[spoiler: Caroline Reynolds and Terrance Steadman's [[BrotherSisterIncest incestuous relationship]], and the General and Gretchen's relationship]]).
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** After having his hand cut off by Abruzzi, T-Bag forces a veterinarian (at knife point) to reattach it, and goes half a season before he has to abandon his hand. [[RunningGag The terrible condition of his hand is commented upon by various characters]].characters.]]
23rd Mar '16 1:27:29 PM MikeW
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* AbortedArc: While not quite aborted completely, many of the plans for Season 2 had to be altered when Patricia Wettig's minor role on ''Series/BrothersAndSisters'' turned into a regular when that show became a surprise hit. Instead of having a prominent role through the season, Reynolds was instead moved to being busy as President and also added on how she was really a pawn of the Company rather than the mastermind she'd appeared to be. It did end up altering the Kellerman plotline as instead of being at her side as her bodyguard, Kellerman was cut out of the loop, realizing Reynolds never cared for him and the realization she was just a pawn would push him to aid the brothers.
10th Mar '16 3:41:09 PM Polokun
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* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: It can be a tall order to feel sympathy for Mahone after the death of his child considering all the people he killed back in Season 2.
18th Aug '15 4:18:11 AM Silverblade2
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* AccidentalInnuendo: When the PI crew sees a guard and the secretary leaving the break room, Sucre asks, "Do you think he found the hole?" and while he doesn't get it, Michael clearly does. Later, Sucre asks his cousin to tell Michael "I filled the hole". It's played straight.
2nd Apr '15 1:41:32 AM mynameisntslick
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* AccidentalInnuendo: When the PI crew sees a guard and the secretary leaving the break room, Sucre asks, "Do you think he found the hole?" and while he doesn't get it, Michael clearly does. Later, Sucre asks his cousin to tell Michael "I filled the hole". It's played straight.
31st Mar '15 1:00:49 AM mynameisntslick
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* AccidentalInnuendo: Naturally there's loads of intentional sexual references--mostly of the PrisonRape variety--but in season 1, when the PI crew is tunneling out of prison. When a guard orders them out of the room, they're all concerned as to why... until they see him leave the room with the warden's secretary. Sucre doesn't seem to get the joke, but Michael clearly does.
-->Sucre: You think he found the hole?
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