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* In AncientGreece, slave revolts were especially feared by the Spartans, who oppressed the helots in an annual tradition and since the helots outnumbered the Spartiates by a sizable number, they more or less lived in constant fear of a slave uprising and so rigidly maintained a brutal and conservative regime to prevent it. Despite this many helot uprisings happened annually.

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* In AncientGreece, UsefulNotes/AncientGreece, slave revolts were especially feared by the Spartans, who oppressed the helots in an annual tradition and since the helots outnumbered the Spartiates by a sizable number, they more or less lived in constant fear of a slave uprising and so rigidly maintained a brutal and conservative regime to prevent it. Despite this many helot uprisings happened annually.


* ''Literature/TheHanSoloTrilogy'': Han helps Bria and Mrrov escape from Ylesia along with Muuurgh. Bria and her unit Red Hand Squadron later run many missions against the Ylesian slavers to free the Pilgrims who have been unknowingly enslaved and are sent off-planet for sale. She eventually organizes a plan to end the entire thing with a massive attack on the planet.

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* ''Literature/TheHanSoloTrilogy'': Han helps Bria and Mrrov escape from Ylesia along with Muuurgh. Later he also helps Chewie escape rather be shot for resisting an overseer's cruelty. Bria and her unit Red Hand Squadron later run many missions against the Ylesian slavers to free the Pilgrims who have been unknowingly enslaved and are sent off-planet for sale. She eventually organizes a plan to end the entire thing with a massive attack on the planet.





* In [[Creator/{{Filmation}} Filmation's]] ''[[WesternAnimation/FlashGordon1979 Flash Gordon,]]'' Flash tends to get captured and enslaved by villains a lot  with the result that he ends up leading a ''lot'' of slave revolts, which is pretty awesome.

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* In [[Creator/{{Filmation}} Filmation's]] ''[[WesternAnimation/FlashGordon1979 Flash Gordon,]]'' Creator/{{Filmation}}'s ''WesternAnimation/FlashGordon1979'', Flash tends to get captured and enslaved by villains a lot  with the result that he ends up leading a ''lot'' of slave revolts, which is pretty awesome.


* In [[Creator/{{Filmation}} Filmation's]] ''WesternAnimation/FlashGordon1979,'' Flash tends to get captured and enslaved by villains a lot  with the result that he ends up leading a ''lot'' of slave revolts, which is pretty awesome.

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* In [[Creator/{{Filmation}} Filmation's]] ''WesternAnimation/FlashGordon1979,'' ''[[WesternAnimation/FlashGordon1979 Flash Gordon,]]'' Flash tends to get captured and enslaved by villains a lot  with the result that he ends up leading a ''lot'' of slave revolts, which is pretty awesome.


* In [[Creator/{{Filmation}} Filmation's]] ''WesternAnimation/FlashGordon,'' Flash tends to get captured and enslaved by villains a lot  with the result that he ends up leading a ''lot'' of slave revolts, which is pretty awesome.

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* In [[Creator/{{Filmation}} Filmation's]] ''WesternAnimation/FlashGordon,'' ''WesternAnimation/FlashGordon1979,'' Flash tends to get captured and enslaved by villains a lot  with the result that he ends up leading a ''lot'' of slave revolts, which is pretty awesome.


* In [[Creator/{{Filmation}} Filmation's]] ''WesternAnimation/FlashGordon,'' Flash tends to get captured and enslaved by bad guys a lot, with the result that he ends up leading a ''lot'' of slave revolts. Which is pretty awesome.

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* In [[Creator/{{Filmation}} Filmation's]] ''WesternAnimation/FlashGordon,'' Flash tends to get captured and enslaved by bad guys villains a lot, with lot  with the result that he ends up leading a ''lot'' of slave revolts. Which revolts, which is pretty awesome.


* In [[Creator/{{Filmation}} Filmation's]] ''WesternAnimation/FlashGordon,'' Flash tends to get captured and enslaved by bad guys a lot, with the result that he ends up leading a i''lot'' of slave revolts. Which is awesome.

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* In [[Creator/{{Filmation}} Filmation's]] ''WesternAnimation/FlashGordon,'' Flash tends to get captured and enslaved by bad guys a lot, with the result that he ends up leading a i''lot'' ''lot'' of slave revolts. Which is pretty awesome.

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* In [[Creator/{{Filmation}} Filmation's]] ''WesternAnimation/FlashGordon,'' Flash tends to get captured and enslaved by bad guys a lot, with the result that he ends up leading a i''lot'' of slave revolts. Which is awesome.

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* ''Literature/TheHanSoloTrilogy'': Han helps Bria and Mrrov escape from Ylesia along with Muuurgh. Bria and her unit Red Hand Squadron later run many missions against the Ylesian slavers to free the Pilgrims who have been unknowingly enslaved and are sent off-planet for sale. She eventually organizes a plan to end the entire thing with a massive attack on the planet.

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* ''Franchise/WonderWoman'':
** Given the high number of her villains who forced others into slavery in the Golden Age ''ComicBook/SensationComics'' and the original ''ComicBook/WonderWoman'' were full of stories of her freeing their slaves, and those under MoreThanMindControl could be brought back to themselves by having a wrist wrapped in her lasso or through her own very mild telepathic abilities.
** ''ComicBook/WonderWoman1987'': After being captured and enslaved by the Sangtee Empire Diana lead a revolt with the slaves kept on the same planet as her that led to a revolution that forced the Empire to abolish slavery altogether.

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* While in the Drow City in ''VideoGame/BaldursGate2'', there's a slave market with a number of human slaves for sale. Towards the end of the chapter, you'll have the option to buy the slaves and have them equipped for an expedition, then turn them loose to make their way to the surface.

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* ''Series/HoratioHornblower'', "Mutiny" and "Retribution": Black slaves are in rebellion against their Spanish masters in Santo Domingo. The British Royal Navy tries to use it to their advantage because there is a nest of Spanish privateers menacing their trade in Samana Bay. Their goal is to get control of the Spanish fort and capture their ships. It turns out the fort is really under siege by the rebel slave army and the rebels also kill British deserters because they took them for Spanish.


* In ''Fanfic/MyMasterEd'', Edward rescues Hohenheim from slavery by purchasing him from his previous owner Roshan with some transmuted gold and freeing him once they're out of earshot.



* In ''Film/ThePhantomMenace'', Qui-Gon Jinn secures slave boy Anakin Skywalker's freedom in a podrace so he can be trained as a Jedi. Later, in ''Film/AttackOfTheClones'', Anakin learns that his mother, Shmi, was bought by mosture farmer Cliegg Lars, who immediately freed and married her.

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* In ''Film/ThePhantomMenace'', Qui-Gon Jinn secures slave boy Anakin Skywalker's freedom in a podrace so he can be trained as a Jedi. Later, in ''Film/AttackOfTheClones'', Anakin learns that his mother, Shmi, was bought by mosture moisture farmer Cliegg Lars, who immediately freed and married her.


* In ''ComicBook/{{Djinn}}'' Volume 4, the Sultan disbands his entire harem after Jade's disappearance and before his inevitable overthrow by Enver Pasha.


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* In ''ComicBook/{{Djinn}}'' Volume 4, the Sultan disbands his entire [[RoyalHarem harem]] after Jade's disappearance and before his inevitable overthrow by Enver Pasha.
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* ''Series/SpartacusBloodAndSand'' is entirely built on this trope, with Spartacus, Crixus, Oenomaus, and Gannicus freeing their fellow gladiators from their ludus and starting the Third Serville War.

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* ''Series/SpartacusBloodAndSand'' is entirely built on this trope, with Spartacus, Crixus, Oenomaus, and Gannicus freeing their fellow gladiators from their ludus and starting the Third Serville War.Servile War.
* ''Series/TheOuterLimits1995'':
** In "[[Recap/TheOuterLimits1995S3E7TheCamp The Camp]]", the surviving humans are held as slaves for the "New Masters", an alien species that long ago conquered Earth. One of them discovers the overseers who run their camp are actually androids, and breaking down due to age. She then manages to lead a successful slave revolt.
** In "The Grell", after Jesha tells him of his grandfather being enslaved as a boy, Kenny Kohler asks his mother Olivia why they don't just free all of the Grell. She doesn't answer his question, simply telling him to go to sleep. His father Paul later frees Jesha just before he dies. They also encounter a number of Grell who have escaped and revolted against the humans.
** In "[[Recap/TheOuterLimits1995S5E7TheHumanOperators The Human Operators]]", the man frees himself after Ship begins to break down. The woman was freed when her own ship broke down earlier, faking that it was still in operation so this would remain hidden from the other ship minds. At the end, he and the woman begin to plan liberating their fellow human slaves on other ships.

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