* {{Anvilicious}}: "Clarence Montgomery," for racism in the 1960s.
* CryForTheDevil: It's hard not to feel for ''some'' of the 63s when you realize how ''brutally'' the prison authorities treated them. Others it's hard, if not impossible, to feel any sympathy for...
* CompleteMonster:
** [[SerialKiller Kit Nelson]] is a savage [[WouldHurtAChild child-killer]] who is [[EvenEvilHasStandards despised by all the other hardened inmates in Alcatraz]]. He murdered his younger brother when they were both kids by strangling him to death. Then he placed a flower on his brother's bed, [[ThemeSerialKiller adopting this method]] for all his subsequent murders. He breaks into young boys' bedrooms at night to abduct them at knifepoint, threatening to kill their families if they don't comply. He forces them to take part in his late brother's favorite hobbies for a few days, before strangling them to death with murderous glee. Afterwards he drops off the boys' bodies back in the place he abducted them from.
** [[MadBomber Paxton Petty]] plants mines in public places and enjoys watching people get blown to pieces. During UsefulNotes/TheKoreanWar, he planted mines in the local children's playgrounds to eliminate potential ChildSoldiers, for which he was arrested and sent to a military prison. After escaping Alcatraz, he starts to plant more mines around San Francisco (including in elementary school yards) to kill as many random civilians as possible. He [[LandMineGoesClick traps Agent Hauser on one of these mines]], but modifies the bomb in such a way that the bomb disposal expert who rescues Hauser would inevitably be killed during the dismantling procedure no matter what they did.
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