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* In ''Film/HouseOfWhipcord'', Margaret runs a secret illegal prison for 'morally corrupt' and 'delinquent' young women, replete with a group of tough female wardens who administer a harsh regime of corporal punishment upon their prisoners. Despite how this premise may sound at first glance, it is worth noting that this is ''not'' your bog-standard GirlsBehindBars exploitation flick, and what Margaret's victims go through is played for utter horror.

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* In ''Film/HouseOfWhipcord'', Margaret runs a secret illegal prison for 'morally corrupt' and 'delinquent' young women, replete with a group of tough female wardens who administer a harsh regime of corporal punishment upon their prisoners. Despite how this premise may sound at first glance, it is worth noting that this is ''not'' your bog-standard GirlsBehindBars exploitation flick, and what Margaret's victims go through is instead played for utter horror.all the horror of what an ''actual'' situation like this would look like.


* In ''Film/HouseOfWhipcord'', Margaret runs a secret illegal prison for 'morally corrupt' and 'delinquent' young women, replete with a group of tough female wardens who administer a harsh regime of corporal punishment upon their prisoners. It is worth noting that this is ''not'' your bog-standard GirlsBehindBars exploitation flick, and what Margaret's victims go through is played for utter horror.

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* In ''Film/HouseOfWhipcord'', Margaret runs a secret illegal prison for 'morally corrupt' and 'delinquent' young women, replete with a group of tough female wardens who administer a harsh regime of corporal punishment upon their prisoners. It Despite how this premise may sound at first glance, it is worth noting that this is ''not'' your bog-standard GirlsBehindBars exploitation flick, and what Margaret's victims go through is played for utter horror.

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* ''ComicBook/WonderWoman1942'': At the start of the Golden Age Diana left her villains to the cops and the legal system to deal with, but after Paula von Gunther's attack on Paradise Island she and the Amazons build a prison and start dumping all of Diana's female foes there indefinitely without trial regardless of what their alleged crimes or where they took place. This includes locking them into mind altering devices that force them to obey all orders and act happy about it. While most are brainwashed into HappinessInSlavery the rest desperately want the girdles off but cannot remove them themselves. The only character to ever try to point out how unlawful this is is Byrna Brilyant, who is also the only known character to hold onto their own mind enough to subvert orders while locked in a Venus Girdle since she built herself a new and improved set of PoweredArmor. No "good" character ever acknowledges that there might be anything wrong with this set-up.


A vigilante, usually a KnightTemplar or WellIntentionedExtremist, who, rather than killing his chosen targets, imprisons them. Unlike judges and prison wardens, this character typically has no legal authority to actually lock people up, and most often is doing this out of a desire to punish those they feel the law can't or won't, a desire for power over others, or quite frequently both. Don't expect this villain to be overly concerned about the rights of their prisoners.

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A vigilante, [[VigilanteMan vigilante]], usually a KnightTemplar or WellIntentionedExtremist, who, rather than killing his chosen targets, imprisons them. Unlike judges and prison wardens, this character typically has no legal authority to actually lock people up, and most often is doing this out of a desire to punish those they feel the law can't or won't, a desire for power over others, or quite frequently both. Don't expect this villain to be overly concerned about the rights of their prisoners.



* In ''Film/EscapePlan'', Hobbes is warden of The Tomb: a privately run, off-the-books prison where individuals, corporations and governments can pay to have troublesome individuals 'disappeared'. There are no trials and no release dates. And because WardensAreEvil, he enjoys exercising absolute power of his personal fiefdom.

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* In ''Film/EscapePlan'', Hobbes is warden of The Tomb: a privately run, off-the-books prison where individuals, corporations and governments can pay to have troublesome individuals 'disappeared'. There are no trials and no release dates. And because WardensAreEvil, he enjoys exercising absolute power of over his personal fiefdom.


* Der Fallensteller ("The Trapper") is a German superhero from the ''Roleplay/GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse''. He is a GadgeteerGenius who specializes in traps and bonds.

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* In ''Film/EscapePlan'', Hobbes is warden of The Tomb: a privately run, off-the-books prison where individuals, corporations and governments can pay to have troublesome individuals 'disappeared'. There are no trials and no release dates. And because WardensAreEvil, he enjoys exercising absolute power of his personal fiefdom.


A vigilante, usually a KnightTemplar or WellIntentionedExtremist, who, rather than killing his chosen targets, imprisons them. Unlike judges and prison wardens, this character typically has no legal authority to actually lock people up, and most often is doing this out of a desire to punish those they feel the law can't or won't, a desire for power over others, or quite frequently both.

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A vigilante, usually a KnightTemplar or WellIntentionedExtremist, who, rather than killing his chosen targets, imprisons them. Unlike judges and prison wardens, this character typically has no legal authority to actually lock people up, and most often is doing this out of a desire to punish those they feel the law can't or won't, a desire for power over others, or quite frequently both.
both. Don't expect this villain to be overly concerned about the rights of their prisoners.


A vigilante, usually a KnightTemplar or WellIntentionedExtremist, who, rather than killing his chosen targets, imprisons them. Unlike judges and prison wardens, this character typically has no legal authority to actually lock people up, and is doing this out of a desire to punish those they feel the law can't or won't, a desire for power over others, or quite frequently both.

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A vigilante, usually a KnightTemplar or WellIntentionedExtremist, who, rather than killing his chosen targets, imprisons them. Unlike judges and prison wardens, this character typically has no legal authority to actually lock people up, and most often is doing this out of a desire to punish those they feel the law can't or won't, a desire for power over others, or quite frequently both.


A vigilante, usually a KnightTemplar or WellIntentionedExtremist, who, rather than killing his chosen targets, imprisons them.

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A vigilante, usually a KnightTemplar or WellIntentionedExtremist, who, rather than killing his chosen targets, imprisons them.
them. Unlike judges and prison wardens, this character typically has no legal authority to actually lock people up, and is doing this out of a desire to punish those they feel the law can't or won't, a desire for power over others, or quite frequently both.

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* ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'' has Rhombulus from the High Magical Commission; his primary magic ability is to trap people in stasis inside near-indestructible crystals, which he uses to [[SealedEvilInACan imprison various highly dangerous criminals]]. Unfortunately, he happens to also be a trigger happy, hot-headed DumbMuscle who relies on his guts too much and dislikes having his opinions questioned. [[spoiler:This eventually causes him to go full-blown KnightTemplar because he refuses to accept [[DarkIsNotEvil Eclipsa]] was a victim of racist prejudices rather than the EvilSorcerer she was made out to be.]]


* ''TabletopGame/PrincessTheHopeful'' has the Wardens, dream entities from [[LotusEaterMachine the Dreamlands]] whose function was to keep the souls [[BigGood the Radiant Queens]] and their [[MagicalGirl Princesses]] imprisoned here so they couldn't use their BornAgainImmortality. By the time the story takes place, they have been overthrown and are hiding in the darkest corners of the Dreamlands, but they still occasionally try to capture Princesses when they can.

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* ''TabletopGame/PrincessTheHopeful'' has the Wardens, dream entities from [[LotusEaterMachine the Dreamlands]] whose function was to keep the souls [[BigGood the Radiant Queens]] and their [[MagicalGirl Princesses]] imprisoned here so they couldn't use their BornAgainImmortality. By the time the story takes place, they have been overthrown and are hiding in the darkest corners of the Dreamlands, but they still occasionally try to capture Princesses when they can. Somewhat unusual for the trope, they actually are terrible at doing ''physical'' prisons- their true skills reside in [[MasterOfIllusion making you not realize you're imprisoned in the first place]].


* ''TabletopGame/PrincessTheHopeful'' has the Wardens, dream entities from [[DreamLand the Dreamlands]] whose function was to keep the souls [[BigGood the Radiant Queens]] and their [[MagicalGirl Princesses]] imprisoned here so they couldn't use their BornAgainImmortality. By the time the story takes place, they have been overthrown and are hiding in the darkest corners of the Dreamlands, but they still occasionally try to capture Princesses when they can.

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* ''TabletopGame/PrincessTheHopeful'' has the Wardens, dream entities from [[DreamLand [[LotusEaterMachine the Dreamlands]] whose function was to keep the souls [[BigGood the Radiant Queens]] and their [[MagicalGirl Princesses]] imprisoned here so they couldn't use their BornAgainImmortality. By the time the story takes place, they have been overthrown and are hiding in the darkest corners of the Dreamlands, but they still occasionally try to capture Princesses when they can.

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* ''TabletopGame/PrincessTheHopeful'' has the Wardens, dream entities from [[DreamLand the Dreamlands]] whose function was to keep the souls [[BigGood the Radiant Queens]] and their [[MagicalGirl Princesses]] imprisoned here so they couldn't use their BornAgainImmortality. By the time the story takes place, they have been overthrown and are hiding in the darkest corners of the Dreamlands, but they still occasionally try to capture Princesses when they can.


* Gigi, a VainSorceress and HornyDevil from ''WesternAnimation/TheLifeAndTimesOfJuniperLee''; in order to stay young, she had to [[VampiricDraining drain the energy from other magical beings]], so she kidnapped them and turned them into animals before imprisoning them in the Orchid Bay Zoo. (June herself became a victim while trying to rescue them; [[BadassDamsel a mistake on Gigi's part]], as is often the case with this Trope.)

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* Gigi, a VainSorceress and HornyDevil from ''WesternAnimation/TheLifeAndTimesOfJuniperLee''; in order to stay young, she had to [[VampiricDraining drain the energy from other magical beings]], so she kidnapped them and turned them into animals before imprisoning them in the Orchid Bay Zoo. (June herself became a victim while trying to rescue them; [[BadassDamsel a mistake on Gigi's part]], part, as is often the case with this Trope.)

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* Peter Bellamy serves this role in the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' of Creator/AAPessimal. He rises to the second-top job in Ankh-Morpork's prison service and effectively runs the Tanty prison in the City. [[note]]The Governor, Dame Amorine Maccalariat, lets him get on with most of the day-to-day management[[/note]]. Bellamy runs a fair and relaxed prison regime, administering prison officers and other staff, and dealing with Commander Sam Vimes of the City Watch. He is respected by the prisoners, and when one was ''not'' respectful and threatened his family, Bellamy asked if he had a pencil and paper and gave his home address, just to make sure. [[note]] [[ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend Mrs Bellamy]] is an Assassin. ''And'' a MamaBear.[[/note]]. Peter Bellamy is not now threatened by prisoners.

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