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* After "Him" in ''Anime/DemashitaPowerpuffGirlsZ'' is defeated horribly by [[MagicalGirl a bunch of girls]], he is contained in a tomb in an abandoned museum until [[ExtyYearsFromNow the present day]] at which point he sends out a mummy to find the means to release him from his prison. His main goal is to conquer the world and destroy the Powerpuff Girls for their resemblance to the Ōedo Chakichaki Musume, the first three to defeat him.


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* After "Him" in ''Anime/PowerpuffGirlsZ'' is defeated horribly by [[MagicalGirl a bunch of girls]], he is contained in a tomb in an abandoned museum until [[ExtyYearsFromNow the present day]] at which point he sends out a mummy to find the means to release him from his prison. His main goal is to conquer the world and destroy the Powerpuff Girls for their resemblance to the Ōedo Chakichaki Musume, the first three to defeat him.


* In ''Manga/DragonBall'', the original BigBad, Emperor Pilaf, uncorks Piccolo Daimao ("Piccolo, King Of The Demons"), the Sealed Evil In A Can who had previously been trapped in a Denshi Jar by Mutaito-sama centuries before the start of the series. (The Denshi Jar gets bonus points for strangeness; it is, in fact, an electric rice cooker with a holy seal glued to it.) Piccolo is revealed to be a Gnostic version of {{Satan}}, being the pure evil that the current God expelled to get "pure" enough to get his position in the first place (oh, and God is a SufficientlyAdvancedAlien). The trope is somewhat subverted, however, in that, one CloningBlues and one HeelFaceTurn later, Piccolo joins the good guys. And eventually even [[FusionDance fuses with his "good" half]] when they desperately need a power boost. Interestingly enough though King Piccolo aged while he was in the rice cooker, so eventually he (or Kami and therefore him) would have died, making eventually a permanent solution.
** Later, Kami, the good half of Piccolo, tries to use the spell to seal him again in a bottle, but Picollo reflects the spell, traps Kami instead and eats the bottle, Kami is quickly released later.
** Later, in ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', the five-million-year-old sorcerer Babidi comes to Earth seeking energy to power Buu, the Sealed Evil In A Can that ate God's superiors (sort-of explaining why none of these guys ever bothered to stop Freeza).
** Toriyama acknowledges his reliance on the Sealed Evil In A Can formula in the ''Neko Majin Z'' parody comic, in which the titular "hero" keeps a powerful demon sealed in a small rock balanced on top of a boulder by the side of a road. If anyone picks up the rock, the demon is released, requiring Neko Majin to step in and re-seal the demon... for a fee.
** In the 1st movie, ''[[Anime/DragonBallZDeadZone Dead Zone]]'', Kami reveals that a rival he competed with while becoming Earthís God named Garlic became so angered that he was not chosen that he attempted to take the title by force. Kami responded by sealing Garlic in the titular Dead Zone. Uniquely, Garlic is still stuck there- itís his son Garlic Jr. that serves as the movieís villain. Come the end of the film, Garlic Jr is sent into the Dead Zone as well, escaping for a FillerArc in the series and being sent right back inside at the end of it.
** In the 9th movie, ''[[Anime/DragonBallZBojackUnbound Bojack Unbound]]'', the titular BigBad Bojack was sealed inside a star by the four Kais along with his Galaxy Soldier followers and presumably would have remained there for all eternity. But due to North Kai's death by Goku's sacrifice with ready-to-explode Cell, Bojack was freed from his imprisonment and headed towards Earth where Cell fought.
** In ''Anime/DragonballSuper'', the Denshi Jar is again [[spoiler:attempted]] with Zamasu.
** In the 13th movie, ''[[Anime/DragonBallZWrathOfTheDragon Wrath of the Dragon]]'', the monster Hirudegarn is split in two and [[SealedInsideAPersonShapedCan sealed inside Tapion and Minosha]]. Hoi breaks him free and rejoins the two halves... [[spoiler: You guessed it, Hirudegarn stomps on Hoi and kills him. And Hirudegarn is eventually killed by Goku (who at that point used a technique that could have defeated it right from the start).]]

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* In ''Manga/DragonBall'', the original BigBad, Emperor Pilaf, uncorks Piccolo Daimao ("Piccolo, Daimaō ("Great Demon King Of The Demons"), Piccolo"), the Sealed Evil In A a Can who had previously been trapped in a Denshi Jar by Mutaito-sama centuries before the start of the series. (The Denshi Jar gets bonus points for strangeness; it is, in fact, an electric rice cooker with a holy seal glued to it.) Piccolo is revealed to be a Gnostic version of {{Satan}}, being the pure evil that the current God expelled to get "pure" enough to get his position in the first place (oh, and God is a SufficientlyAdvancedAlien). The trope is somewhat subverted, however, in that, one CloningBlues {{reincarnation}} and one HeelFaceTurn later, Piccolo joins the good guys. And eventually even [[FusionDance fuses with his "good" half]] when they desperately need a power boost. Interestingly enough though King Piccolo aged while he was in the rice cooker, so eventually he (or Kami God and therefore him) would have died, making eventually a permanent solution.
** Later, Kami, Kami/God, the good half of Piccolo, tries to use the spell to seal him again in a bottle, but Picollo Piccolo reflects the spell, traps Kami instead and eats the bottle, Kami is quickly released later.
** Later, in ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', the five-million-year-old sorcerer Babidi comes to Earth seeking energy to power Buu, the Sealed Evil In A a Can that ate God's King Kai's superiors (sort-of explaining why none of these guys ever bothered to stop Freeza).
** Toriyama Creator/AkiraToriyama acknowledges his reliance on the Sealed Evil In A a Can formula in the ''Neko Majin Z'' parody comic, in which the titular "hero" keeps a powerful demon sealed in a small rock balanced on top of a boulder by the side of a road. If anyone picks up the rock, the demon is released, requiring Neko Majin to step in and re-seal the demon... for a fee.
** In the 1st first ''DBZ'' movie, ''[[Anime/DragonBallZDeadZone Dead Zone]]'', Kami reveals that a rival he competed with while becoming Earthís God named Garlic became so angered that he was not chosen that he attempted to take the title by force. Kami responded by sealing Garlic in the titular Dead Zone. Uniquely, Garlic is still stuck there- itís his son Garlic Jr. that serves as the movieís villain. Come the end of the film, Garlic Jr is sent into the Dead Zone as well, escaping for a FillerArc in the series and being sent right back inside at the end of it.
** In the 9th ninth movie, ''[[Anime/DragonBallZBojackUnbound Bojack Unbound]]'', the titular BigBad Bojack was sealed inside a star by the four Kais along with his Galaxy Soldier followers and presumably would have remained there for all eternity. But due to North Kai's death by Goku's sacrifice with ready-to-explode Cell, Bojack was freed from his imprisonment and headed towards Earth where Cell fought.
** In ''Anime/DragonballSuper'', the Denshi Jar is again [[spoiler:attempted]] with Zamasu.
** In the 13th thirteenth movie, ''[[Anime/DragonBallZWrathOfTheDragon Wrath of the Dragon]]'', the monster Hirudegarn is split in two and [[SealedInsideAPersonShapedCan sealed inside Tapion and Minosha]]. Hoi breaks him free and rejoins the two halves... [[spoiler: You guessed it, Hirudegarn stomps on Hoi and kills him. And Hirudegarn is eventually killed by Goku (who at that point used a technique that could have defeated it right from the start).]]]]
** In ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'', the Denshi Jar is again [[spoiler:attempted]] with Zamasu.


** [[spoiler:Following the Return to Shinganshina arc, the origins of the Wall Titans are finally revealed: It turns out that the people of the Walls are amnesiac refugees from the Marleyan Empire's attempted genocide of their people, the Eldians. The last king of Eldia and first King of the Walls, Karl Fritz, fled the mainland to Paradis Island with a contingent of Eldians, and used the Titan-controlling abilities of the Founding Titan to have several Colossal Titans crystallize themselves into the Walls, both as a defense against a potential invasion by the Marleyan Empire and as a seal to keep the largest surviving group of free Eldians away from the rest of the world. He then proceeded to brainwash his people into forgetting their history. [[GambitPileup It's complex, to say the least...]]]]

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** [[spoiler:Following the Return to Shinganshina arc, the origins of the Wall Titans are finally revealed: It turns out that the people of the Walls are amnesiac refugees from the Marleyan Empire's attempted genocide of their people, the Eldians. The last king of Eldia and first King of the Walls, Karl Fritz, fled the mainland to Paradis Island with a contingent of Eldians, and used the Titan-controlling abilities of the Founding Titan to have several Colossal Titans crystallize themselves into the Walls, both as a defense against a potential invasion by the Marleyan Empire and as a seal to keep the largest surviving group of free Eldians away from the rest of the world. He then proceeded to brainwash his people into forgetting their history.history and threaten the countries outside of Paradis with complete and utter destruction if they ever dared set foot on the island. [[GambitPileup It's complex, to say the least...]]]]


** [[spoiler:Following the Return to Shinganshina arc, the origins of the Wall Titans are finally revealed: It turns out that the people of the Walls are amnesiac refugees from the Marleyan Empire's attempted genocide of their people, the Eldians. The first King of the Walls, King Fritz, fled the mainland to Paradis Island with a contingent of Eldians, and used the Titan-controlling abilities of the Coordinate to have several Colossal Titans crystallize themselves into the Walls, as a defense against a potential invasion by the Marleyan Empire. He then proceeded to brainwash his people into forgetting their history. [[GambitPileup It's complex, to say the least...]]]]

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** [[spoiler:Following the Return to Shinganshina arc, the origins of the Wall Titans are finally revealed: It turns out that the people of the Walls are amnesiac refugees from the Marleyan Empire's attempted genocide of their people, the Eldians. The last king of Eldia and first King of the Walls, King Karl Fritz, fled the mainland to Paradis Island with a contingent of Eldians, and used the Titan-controlling abilities of the Coordinate Founding Titan to have several Colossal Titans crystallize themselves into the Walls, both as a defense against a potential invasion by the Marleyan Empire.Empire and as a seal to keep the largest surviving group of free Eldians away from the rest of the world. He then proceeded to brainwash his people into forgetting their history. [[GambitPileup It's complex, to say the least...]]]]

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** {{Subverted}} with [[spoiler:Deliora]], the demon that was sealed by [[spoiler:Gray's teacher, Ur, who gave her life to trap it with Iced Shell]]. It was a sealed evil in a can, but it turns out that its power was drained so much from being sealed that by the time it's finally set free, it's already seconds away from death, [[spoiler:and then gets completely destroyed with just one punch]].


** Later, Kami, the good half of Piccolo, tries to use the spell to seal him again in a bottle, but Picollo reflects the spell, traps Kami instead and eats the bottle, he is quickly released later.

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** Later, Kami, the good half of Piccolo, tries to use the spell to seal him again in a bottle, but Picollo reflects the spell, traps Kami instead and eats the bottle, he Kami is quickly released later.

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** Later, Kami, the good half of Piccolo, tries to use the spell to seal him again in a bottle, but Picollo reflects the spell, traps Kami instead and eats the bottle, he is quickly released later.

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** In the 1st movie, ''[[Anime/DragonBallZDeadZone Dead Zone]]'', Kami reveals that a rival he competed with while becoming Earthís God named Garlic became so angered that he was not chosen that he attempted to take the title by force. Kami responded by sealing Garlic in the titular Dead Zone. Uniquely, Garlic is still stuck there- itís his son Garlic Jr. that serves as the movieís villain. Come the end of the film, Garlic Jr is sent into the Dead Zone as well, escaping for a FillerArc in the series and being sent right back inside at the end of it.


** Central 46 decide the only way to handle Aizen is to imprison him in their most secure prison. For 20,000 years. [[spoiler: His fusion with the Hougyoku cannot be undone and renders him almost unkillable. As a result, the only option is imprisonment. In the Final Arc, the GreaterScopeVillain mysteriously offers Aizen the opportunity to leave prison if he's willing to be recruited. Equally mysteriously, Aizen refuses, choosing to remain in prison.]]

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** Central 46 decide the only way to handle Aizen is to imprison him in their most secure prison. For 20,000 years. [[spoiler: His fusion with the Hougyoku cannot be undone and renders him almost unkillable. As a result, the only option is imprisonment. In the Final Arc, the GreaterScopeVillain mysteriously offers Aizen the opportunity to leave prison if he's willing to be recruited. Equally mysteriously, Aizen refuses, choosing to remain in prison. When he's finally released as part of a GodzillaThreshold to fight said villain, Aizen only agrees because he can't accept someone else taking over the cosmos, and when all is said and done willingly goes back into the prison despite the fact at that point there was no one left who would have had the available power or will to stop him if he decided otherwise.]]


** In an example played more straight, [[spoiler:Deadman Wonderland itself was actually originally built to imprison the Wretched Egg, by keeping the majority of its powers sealed via the Mother Goose System. {{Justified|Trope}}, because as Makina points out, Wretched Egg's regenerative ability is so great that even a full extent of its own powers turned against it could not kill it. As such, the only way was to contain it.]]

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** In an example played more straight, [[spoiler:Deadman Wonderland itself was actually originally built to imprison Shiro, the Wretched Egg, by keeping the majority of its her powers sealed via the Mother Goose System. {{Justified|Trope}}, because as Makina points out, Wretched Egg's Shiro's regenerative ability is abilities are so great that even a the full extent of its her own powers turned against it her could not kill it. her. As such, the only way they could more or less stop her was to contain it.her, and she still broke free from time to time, like when she slaughtered everyone in Ganta's classroom at the start of the story.]]

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* Near the end of ''{{Manga/Toriko}}'', [[spoiler: we find out Acacia has been using [[SealedInAPersonShapedBottle himself as a vessel]] to keep NEO from running rampant and consuming everything. He does this, along with fostering enough hate towards himself to get Toriko, Starjun, and Midora strong enough to kill him and defeat NEO, as NEO's influence turns him into a monster.]]


* In ''Manga/DragonBall'', the original BigBad, Emperor Pilaf, uncorks Piccolo Daimao ("Piccolo, King Of The Demons"), the Sealed Evil In A Can who had previously been trapped in a Denshi Jar by Mutaito-sama centuries before the start of the series. (The Denshi Jar gets bonus points for strangeness; it is, in fact, an electric rice cooker with a holy seal glued to it.) Piccolo is revealed to be a Gnostic version of {{Satan}}, being the pure evil that the current God expelled to get "pure" enough to get his position in the first place (oh, and God is a SufficientlyAdvancedAlien). The trope is somewhat subverted, however, in that, one CloningBlues and one HeelFaceTurn later, Piccolo joins the good guys. And eventually even [[FusionDance fuses with his "good" half]] when they desperately need a power boost.

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* In ''Manga/DragonBall'', the original BigBad, Emperor Pilaf, uncorks Piccolo Daimao ("Piccolo, King Of The Demons"), the Sealed Evil In A Can who had previously been trapped in a Denshi Jar by Mutaito-sama centuries before the start of the series. (The Denshi Jar gets bonus points for strangeness; it is, in fact, an electric rice cooker with a holy seal glued to it.) Piccolo is revealed to be a Gnostic version of {{Satan}}, being the pure evil that the current God expelled to get "pure" enough to get his position in the first place (oh, and God is a SufficientlyAdvancedAlien). The trope is somewhat subverted, however, in that, one CloningBlues and one HeelFaceTurn later, Piccolo joins the good guys. And eventually even [[FusionDance fuses with his "good" half]] when they desperately need a power boost. Interestingly enough though King Piccolo aged while he was in the rice cooker, so eventually he (or Kami and therefore him) would have died, making eventually a permanent solution.


* In ''Manga/OnePiece'', [[TheAlcatraz Impel Down]], the world's most secure prison has a level that most people don't even know exists, Level 6 the "Eternal Hell" which contains at least two ex-Warlords of the Sea[[spoiler: former BigBad Sir Crocodile & Jinbe]], [[spoiler: Luffy's brother & Whitebeard Division leader Ace]] & Shiliew, the insane ex-Head Jailer who was a match even for Warden Magellan. And with the exception of [[spoiler:Ace]], all of these and more are free thanks to Luffy and Blackbeard.

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* In ''Manga/OnePiece'', [[TheAlcatraz Impel Down]], the world's most secure prison has a level that most people don't even know exists, Level 6 the "Eternal Hell" which contains at least two ex-Warlords of the Sea[[spoiler: former BigBad Sir Crocodile & Jinbe]], [[spoiler: Luffy's brother & Whitebeard Division leader Ace]] & Shiliew, Shiryu, the insane ex-Head Jailer who was a match even for Warden Magellan. And with the exception of [[spoiler:Ace]], all of these and more are free thanks to Luffy and Blackbeard.

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** In ''Anime/DragonballSuper'', the Denshi Jar is again [[spoiler:attempted]] with Zamasu.


* In ''VideoGame/{{Utawarerumono}}'', Hakuoro finally has his CrowningMomentOfAwesome and has the BigBad Sealed In A Can. [[spoiler: Since he has to merge with his EvilTwin to do so, it counts as both SealedEvilInACan and SealedGoodInACan.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Utawarerumono}}'', Hakuoro finally has his CrowningMomentOfAwesome SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome and has the BigBad Sealed In A Can. [[spoiler: Since he has to merge with his EvilTwin to do so, it counts as both SealedEvilInACan and SealedGoodInACan.]]

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