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->''You wake up locked in a deserted jail cell, completely alone. There is nothing at all in your cell, useful or otherwise.''

''[[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=1 Jailbreak]]'' is the first webcomic under AndrewHussie's {{Troperiffic}} ''MSPaintAdventures'', originating in September 2006 as a humble InteractiveComic game run by Hussie and played by friends of his on an early precursor to the current ''MSPA'' forums. It stars an otherwise nondescript man trying to escape a [[{{Bizarrchitecture}} strangely built]] jail, which ''[[RunningGag isn't]]'' rife with pumpkins.

It was left unfinished for years with Hussie stating he didn't intend to continue it, but he capped off with an ending in September 2011 during the long ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' pre-end-of-act-5 hiatus. Compared to its successors, it doesn't make any pretense of having a coherent world or story - it exclusively exists for and is fueled by RuleOfFunny. It was something of an early prototype for the likes of ''Webcomic/ProblemSleuth'', and it is the origin of many of the [[RunningGag running]] {{mythology gag}}s that ''MSPA'' is so famous for.

Just for the sake of posterity, the original forum threads can be found [[http://www.mspaforums.com/showthread.php?23660-MS-Paint-Adventure-Jailbreak here]], [[http://www.mspaforums.com/showthread.php?23704-Paint-Adventure-Lv.-2-Option-1 here]], [[http://www.mspaforums.com/showthread.php?23705-Paint-Adventure-Lv.-2-Option-2 here]], [[http://www.mspaforums.com/showthread.php?23831-Paint-Adventure-Lv.-3 here]] and [[http://www.mspaforums.com/showthread.php?23867-Continue here]].

A [[http://homestuckgaiden.bandcamp.com/album/jailbreak-vol-1-unofficial-album fan album]] was made by members of the ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' music team.
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!!This comic provides examples of:
* {{Anticlimax}}
* ButtMonkey: The guy in the lower room. He is repeatedly urinated on, vomited on, knocked unconscious, and has numerous [[NoodleImplements ladder-based inventions]] destroyed.
* CutShort: ''Jailbreak'' was unfinished until September 2011, where the ending was written after at least a five-year hiatus. That's got to be some kind of a record.
* DownerEnding: Narrowly averted thanks to a quick press of the ResetButton.
* DrivenToSuicide: The stump has some sort of properties that immediately drive whoever is near it to suicide, apparently.
* ExpressiveMask: Averted; the Pumpkin Helmet does not change shape to match the face of the character unless it is physically twisted from its frowny face to its smiley face. At one point it gets stuck halfway between the two.
* FacelessProtagonist: Other than the fact that he is male (and perhaps androsexual), the main character has absolutely no distinguishing features whatsoever.
* FantasyKitchenSink: For no reason at all, elves feature in the story.
* FullyAbsorbedFinale: The story of ''Jailbreak'' takes place in the ''ProblemSleuth'' universe, which incidentally explains some of the aspects of what happened in the story.
* FundamentallyFunnyFruit: What? Why's this listed here? I assure you, [[YouCantGetYeFlask there are no pumpkins here]].
* {{Gorn}}: Lovingly rendered in pixely monochrome, and incredibly messy at its best. For example, the attempt to use a prison guard as battering ram or the usage of intestines as rope.
* InteractiveComic
* {{Magick}}: [[PhantasySpelling More like Majyyks]].
* MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext
* MajorInjuryUnderreaction: The main character gets a harpoon in his stomach and manages to get all the way out to the woods and near the suicide stump before finally dying of blood loss. He is perfectly cognizant of his actions and is even able to move about and do quite a number of things without behaving as though he is in pain.
* MinimalistCast: There's only 10 characters in the story, major or otherwise (the 3 prisoners, the 3 children, the 2 elves, the guard, and the pony). While this makes sense considering it's a smaller story, it can be a bit jarring compared to ProblemSleuth and especially Homestuck's LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters.
* NoEnding: [[spoiler: The elves try to make the pony kill the prisoner and the children he kidnapped but instead it just climbs into their bed and falls alseep. The end.]]
* OnlySixFaces: Only one face, actually. There is very little to tell the characters apart, which might be part of the reason why they make their pumpkin armor later on in the story.
* PoweredArmor: Minus the power part. One of the two guys builds a robot out of ladder pieces called Logorg, which he later enters.
** A bit later, the main character and the one who builds the robot get a suit made of pumpkins and a pumpkin helmet respectively.
* RandomEventsPlot
* ResetButton: [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=1&p=000110 here]].
* RuleOfFunny: Undeniably its sole motivation.
* RunningGag: Pumpkins, which may or may not be actually there.
* ShoutOutToShakespeare: Attempted by a character, but sadly [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=1&p=000109 he doesn't know any lines]].
* [[ThisIsADrill This is Drillgorg]]
* ToiletHumor
* WouldHurtAChild: Subverted. The main character takes three children hostages in order to get the elves to let him inside their bungalow, but the gun he is using to threaten them has no bullets.
* YouCantGetYeFlask: [[RunningGag What pumpkin?]]
* YouWakeUpInARoom: A textbook example, and provides the page quote for the page.
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[-'''[[HomePage Start Over]] | [[MSPaintAdventures Go Back]]'''-]
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