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Advertisement:propertag.cmd.push(function() { proper_display('tvtropes_mobile_ad_1'); })Welcome, illustrious guest, to the Gilded Cage resort and day spa!
It's a beautiful place, where the character's every need is provided in abundance. Their every whim is immediately fulfilled by a Maid Corps. The resident of such a paradisiac place can do anything they want.....except leave. See, they are not really a resident but a prisoner and the Maid Corps are the security guards, in addition to the genuine security guards. There is absolutely no leaving this place for any reason, with plenty of carrots and sticks to make sure no one wants to either.
It may be used by an Affably Evil villain who has to detain someone for their Evil Plan and wants to be hospitable about it. Maybe they have a Villainous Crush on someone and this is part of their attempts to win them over, or at least keep them from getting too angry about being kidnapped in the first place. It is also likely where the villain's guests will remain when not at dinner.
Advertisement:propertag.cmd.push(function() { proper_display('tvtropes_mobile_ad_2'); })Frequently overlaps with Caged Bird Metaphor, when a character's situation is compared to that of a caged bird.
Inverse of the Luxury Prison Suite, which is a literal prison turned into a nice place. Compare Lotus-Eater Machine, which also a scenario designed to keep prisoners in place through contentment, as well as Possessive Paradise, where the place itself doesn't want you to leave.
It is often used as An Aesop about why one should prefer Liberty Over Prosperity. If the character finally manages to escape, expect them to struggle with the simplest tasks due to having been sheltered from the hardships of the outside world.
See also Lonely Rich Kid and Fantastic Nature Reserve. Non-consensual sub-trope of The Shut-In.
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The Eastern Kingdom of Mikado in Shin Megami Tensei IV. For bonus points, the Archangels are trying to change the status quo so humanity is forever imprisoned in their God-sanctioned playpen by tossing Tokyo into a black hole, forever denying humans of the knowledge and technology there. With Mikado under their influence, no one will ever again feel curiosity, need of change, or guilt - erasing Lucifer's taint on the hearts of Men and ensuring the Law faction's absolute dominance per secula seculorum.
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Hyrule Castle is something like this for Princess Zelda in The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. She's still in her lavish childhood home, the interior of which remains untouched by the scourge of Twilight, and although she seems to prefer to remain in her tower, there's nothing to suggest she can't visit other parts of the building as well. But she can't leave.
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One of the meanings of the title The Confines of the Crown is how the nobility are all imprisoned by their roles and the expectations of others. More specifically, in Princess Cassidy's case, she's pretty much locked into her rooms in the castle to keep her safe.
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Sunless Skies has Perdurance, a large estate where Her Renewed Majesty sends the children of her favourite courtiers as a reward. She created a single perfect day that is repeated endlessly as in a "Groundhog Day" Loop, and the use of hours ensures that they remain forever young and beautiful. The game compares them to jewels preserved in a glass case. However, as "perfect" the day might seem, some young folks like the Luckless Sister actively loathe the monotony of their life in Perdurance. Too bad they can't leave unless their parents displease Her Renewed Majesty.
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The titular village of St. Mystere in Professor Layton and the Curious Village exists entirely as a place of safety for Flora, the Baron's orphaned daughter, where Ridiculously Human Robot servants and attendants protect and care for her. It's a pretty neat place, with puzzle-dispensing robots and a private amusement park and an elaborate tower for her exclusive residence. But she can't leave it until a worthy guardian appears and solves the riddle of the Golden Apple.
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Amuro Ray in Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam has been living in a very nice mansion in the midwest USA since the end of the One Year War. However, he's effectively under house arrest there, with his movements constantly monitored by the Federation government. This occurs despite his war hero status because the Federation is terrified by the existence of Newtypes, and Amuro is one of the most powerful known Newtypes as well as an ace MS pilot, and they are worried he might revolt against them. Which he ends up doing, in part because of their treatment of him.
It's revealed that some of the other surviving White Base crew also suffered the same fate. In Bright's case, it's being given the "privilege" of being a glorified chaffeur for the Federation's elite while his wife Mirai and their children Hathaway and Cheimin are forced to live in Jaburo as "hostages" to keep him in line. As with Amuro, this backfires: he soon joins the AEUG, and some time later Amuro and his allies rescue Bright's family and take them to actual safety.
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Elizabeth's home on Monument Island in Bioshock Infinite is an almost perfect example, consisting of a suite of lavishly furnished rooms and a large library housed within the statue of the archangel Columbia, from which she is unable to escape by any means. However, Elizabeth is completely unaware that there's a huge scientific facility built around her chambers, and a team of amoral researchers keeps her under almost constant surveillance via a series of one-way mirrors. On top of that, the tower is protected by the Songbird, a gigantic cybernetic beast programmed to terminate any unauthorized personnel with extreme prejudice.
Similarly, Eleanor Lamb from Bioshock 2 has wound up like this twice - as a child, she was taught well, but was kept under lock and key from the rest of Rapture's society via security locks, though she managed to figure out how to hack the systems. When the player finds her as an adult, she's kept in a plush sealed environment, guarded by psychotic psuedo-zombies lead by her mother, Sofia Lamb.
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John Wick: Chapter 2: The Continental would've become this for Santino, as John would've definitely come after him once his job was done, but no business is allowed in the Continental without being executed by the Hotel staff so he could easily escape his wrath in there. He made the mistake of taunting John about this, telling him one could live a whole life like this, at which point John decides a lifetime of being hunted down beat letting Santino live and blew his brains out right in front of Winston.
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Subverted in Tairen Soul. Vadim Maur has very nice-looking chambers for all his important Fey prisoners to stay in. The catch is that for the most dangerous ones, every inch of the room is threaded with the black metal Sel'dor, which Fey are weak to. Therefore, the Fey in these beautiful chambers are in almost constant pain.
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The Spirit: In the story "Wild Rice", heiress Rice Wilder escaped the Gilded Cage of her family's wealth and joined a gang of bank robbers. When the Spirit offered to take her back home, she tried to make a run for it, only to get shot by one of the robbers, who thought she had squealed to the cops. As she died, she whispered "I'm finally free," and smiled.
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Just like in its canon games, in Walking in Circles, this trope is basically how life is inside a Circle. You will be fed, clothed and given education, if you climb up the ranks high enough, you can even enjoy a luxurious lifestyle. But you can’t leave your tower without permission, all of your works belong to the Chantry. Any children you have will be taken away from you at the moment of their birth. Any chance of acting out of line can result in you being beaten, imprisoned, make Tranquil or killed. And even if you act within your line, you can still be abused by the Templars for the hell of it if you don’t have your family backing you.
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When on Earth, Beatrice in The Weakness Of Beatrice The Level Cap Holy Swordswoman is kept in one of these. Known as the Detached Magic Palace, it's a mansion within a large forest in Tokyo. She has access to everything she wants and is served by maids, but if she escapes, she is literally at risk of assassination. It's eventually revealed that she's kept there because she looks like a younger version of the Sage, a major villain, and so was suspected to be the Sage's past self.
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In the beginning of Lord Marksman and Vanadis, Tigre is taken as a prisoner of war by Lady Eleonora's forces. He is treated as an honored guest and even allowed to practice archery, but is warned that he will be executed if he tries to leave.
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Played For Laughs in The Ultimate Hope. It has the students realize that Hope's Peak Academy is one...and all decide to stay and make the most of it if the rest of the world has been trashed beyond repair. Junko starts to crack when she realizes they turned her death game into the perfect apocalypse shelter.
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In Clover, the "greenhouse" Suu was kept in. It's quite beautiful, but Suu has to live in complete isolation from the rest of the world, as she is powerful enough to defeat the government officials, and they "don't want that power to fall into the wrong hands."
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Jack is confined to one of these in Kings - along with his clingy wife.
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Umineko: When They Cry:
The Kuwadorian mansion where 1967 Beatrice ( Bice and Kinzo's daughter) lived fits this trope perfectly. It was a very comfortable mansion and all her needs were provided by her very rich father, but she was essentially imprisoned there due to being Kinzo's illegitimate child whose existence he had to keep secret. So the girl really, really wanted to leave, so she could find the purpose of her existence. The time she tried to escape with help from a little Rosa, Beatrice fell off a cliff and died.
Arguably, the meta-world itself also qualifies for Battler - the surroundings are implied to be quite nice.
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In Coraline, the Other World turns out to be this when after refusing to sew buttons in her eyes, Coraline tries to leave by falling asleep (how she left twice before), only to still be there when she wakes up. The cage tarnishes when she refuses to acknowledge the Other Mother as her mother.
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In Heavy Object the Cook Addition Islands are a series of peaceful tropical islands with a wide range of amenities. It's primary purpose is isolating particularly troublesome Object designers, but the military also uses it as a dumping ground for soldiers who are either problematic or embarrassing for the brass.
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In the Blake and Mortimer book Atlantis Mystery, the two main characters stumble upon the titular lost civilization and forced to remain there in order to keep The Masquerade. Despite not being allowed to leave, they are treated like guests of honor, are given very plush accommodations and seem to be adapting somewhat until they find themselves targeted by the Big Bad.
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In The Oracle Trilogy, the Archon lives in a luxurious palace, showered with gifts and worshipped as the living god he is. He's just not allowed to leave the palace by himself, remains constantly masked and no one will speak to him. At least one Archon went a mite cuckoo from this treatment, and that's without a crisis asking for the god to give his life for his people.
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In Miraculous Ladybug, this is Adrien Agreste's life. He lives in a giant mansion, his room looks more like a personal arcade, and has virtually no freedom whatsoever. His domineering father controls his entire life, allowing him to leave only for school, photoshoots, all with an imposing bodyguard shadowing him. And according to the Origins Episode, it used to be even worse, as he was homeschooled. Being Cat Noir allows Adrien the freedom to be whoever he wants without worrying about upsetting his father.
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David Byrne and Fatboy Slim's album Here Lies Love has the song "Solano Avenue". Here, Imelda Marcos has her former caretaker Estrella Cumpas placed in a "safe house" in Manila, with guards "for her own protection". All this because Estrella wrote a biography of Imelda—and Imelda would rather the world not know about her early years in poverty.
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Next Avengers: Heroes of Tomorrow: To protect their children from Ultron, the Avengers sent them away to be raised by Tony Stark in a secret, high-tech sanctuary so that they could live and train in safety. While the sanctuary itself is beautiful, with large spaces filled with many trees to play and move around in and a bungalow for each of the kids (plus many more features), James (son of Captain America and Black Widow) still feels trapped and makes his displeasure at the finite area well-known to the others.
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In the Justice Lords' alternate universe in Justice League, Lois is not officially a prisoner and is kept in a very lovely penthouse suite, but that world's Superman refuses to let her leave, for her own protection. This is basically the Lords' "leadership" in microcosm - everything is nice and peaceful provided you do what they say. Step out of line, however, and you might just get lobotomised.
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Star Trek: Picard:
In "Et in Arcadia Ego, Part 2", Picard is under house arrest and his cell is Maddox's old room. He's comfortable and there's plenty of sunlight, but he envies the freedom of a synth butterfly.
In the same episode, Data's simulated house is also a nice place, but it's still a prison for him because his mind can't exist outside of it.
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In Naruto, when Sasuke is taken by Orochimaru he is given better living conditions in Orochimaru's compound than most of the test subjects. Subverted in that Sasuke is not an unwilling prisoner.
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Evoked by name in the song "Glitter and Be Gay" from Leonard Bernstein's Candide, as Cunegonde laments that her glamorous life as the mistress of two rich men has come at the cost of her honor – though she quickly and humorously subverts this trope by revealing that she really does love all the luxury.
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A Josie and the Pussycats story had a brief plot point where an oil sheikh wanted The Pussycats to play at his compound for him. They were more than eager until they found out he intended for their stay to be permanent: it was no gig but rather he wanted them to live there with him and share in his life of luxury while playing for him on demand. As Josie put it, he wanted to "put them in golden chains". Unlike the "princess" with Archie however he wasn't a bad person: it was a voluntary offer which they merely misinterpreted, and he unhappily but willingly sent them home when they refused it.
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In Guilty Gear, the Japanese colony is this for Baiken and Anji Mito (but not for May, since she was taken in by the Jellyfish Pirates instead and few know she's Japanese). There are only a small number of Japanese people left in the world after the destruction of Japan, so the world governments created the colony as a last resort to keep them alive. Unfortunately, no one is allowed into the colony without special permission, and its residents are not allowed outside period. In the story mode of -REVELATOR-, it's revealed that this was done for an ulterior purpose: to ensure that none of the Japanese would be able to escape being turned into living bombs by Ariels.
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Twice in Cadance of Cloudsdale for Princess Cadance. Her first cage, a monastery in Reduit, is where she was kept for her her centuries-long childhood, though she never came to resent it due to being on the level of a preschooler the whole time. When Celestia takes her to Canterlot palace and she begins growing normally, Cadance learns to hate all the restrictions and constant watch placed on her to ensure her safety. However, when her attempt to escape goes horribly wrong, Celestia relents and allows her to see more of Equestria.
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After becoming the new King Of Town, Strong Bad is kept in the Of Town's castle under constant surveillance and (over)protection from the Homestarmy in Strong Badia the Free. Escaping takes the entire rest of the episode.
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One of the reasons Weiss Schnee from RWBY is trying to become a huntress is to escape this type of treatment at the hands of her family.
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In Dragon Age: Inquisition, Cassandra Pentaghast confides that her life before becoming a Seeker was very much like this. She's a distant cousin to Nevarra's royal family and descended from dragonslayers, although she's probably the only living member of the clan who has actually killed a dragon; as a child, she was the ward of her uncle, who didn't really have much to do with her, and she says that all she knew of Nevarra for a long time was what she saw through the window. She describes her state in the family as being like a porcelain doll, occasionally brought out to be shown off but generally just kept aside.
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In Now You See Me 2, it's shown that since Thaddeus was imprisoned after the events of the previous movie, he's somehow arranged to have his maximum security prison cell furbished with a flatscreen TV, a computer with full Internet connection, a recliner chair, and classical music. And he apparently has lobster bisque for dinner on a regular basis.
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Fate/Harem Antics:
Miyu Sakatsuki recalls that when her parents were still alive, they pampered her, but surrounded their home with a Bounded Field that protected her but prevented her from leaving. The Bounded Field shielded her from the fire that destroyed Fuyuki City ten years ago before shutting down because her parents were outside and killed.
When Illya kidnaps Shirou, his "cell" is just the luxurious guest bedroom with a lock on the door. Considering Illya is his adopted sister (though he didn't know before she told him) and she has a massive crush on him, this isn't a surprise. When he breaks out, he's able to convince the maids to let him leave just by promising Illya can visit him at his home later.
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When Belle trades herself in for her father in the Beast's captivity in Beauty and the Beast, she initially thinks that she'll be kept in the dungeons, but the Beast takes her to much better arrangements in a guest room. She has the Beast's entire servant staff waiting on her and almost the entire castle to herself — none of which conceals the fact that she is a prisoner.
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Harry Potter was trapped in one as part of his backstory in The Dark Trio. Sometime after the Dursleys kicked him out while he was still a young child, Harry was taken in by a wealthy family who genuinely loved him like he was their own. Unfortunately, the price for this comfort was that the family's daughter, Sapphire, had an obsession with young Harry and confined him to the house (for added Squick, Saphhire is 7 years older than him). After awhile, Harry decided that staying in their home wasn't worth it if he had to continue dealing with Sapphire and ran away.
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Deconstructed in the manga of Trigun, where a woman in this situation begs Wolfwood to free her and he is not inclined to help. He points out a starving bird and comments on how much it would like to have a life like hers. Since the setting is a Death World, freedom is not all it's cracked up to be.
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In Attack on Titan, this is Eren's opinion of the last human city, although the conditions are somewhat worse than most of them (for example, there's so little farmland, meat is essentially a luxury item), with the only true advantage being relative safety from the Titans. Most of humanity is content to live in the walls indefinitely but Eren repeatedly calls it a bird cage and is determined to see the outside world.
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The 100: The survivors captured by the Mountain Men in the second season are all well-treated, well-fed and generally are much better cared for than in the Death World outside. But they're also forbidden to leave and to ask too many questions, are lied to about the existence of other survivors outside, and in the end are only here to have their blood and bone marrow harvested.
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The Truman Show: Truman Burbank, star of the "Truman Show", has cushy life, working a job as an insurance agent, married to a beautiful wife, driving a nice car, and living in a beautiful house. However, as the star of the show, he's not allowed to leave the gigantic stage where he's spent his entire life by discouraging his curiousity of what's beyond the island where the show takes place.
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In the season 4 finale of Supernatural, Zachariah and the other angels detain Dean in one of these to keep him from getting himself killed since he's one of the only people suitable to host the Archangel Michael and to prevent him from stopping Lucifer's escape. It's a lavish and opulent room stocked with Dean's favorite beer and the best burgers he remembers eating from his childhood; the angels even offer him Ginger and Mary Ann from Gilligan's Island because Dean has always had a thing for them, but he passes. In a moment of helpless despair, Dean almost gives in and tries to eat one of the burgers right before Castiel breaks him out.
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In season six of 24, this is where we find former US President Charles Logan, as his punishment for his day 5 activities: He'd assassinated a former president and a few others and committed assorted acts of terrorism.
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On the Discworld, Lord Vetinari has a special section of his palace set aside for an Expy of Da Vinci, the dangerously brilliant Leonard of Quirm, separated from the rest of the palace by a secret passage full of potentially lethal traps. The twist is that Leonard doesn't actually mind it, or even consider himself to be imprisoned, since his particular cage is filled with enough paper and ink and bits of things to keep his mind occupied the whole time. In fact, the first time he was allowed out, a few days later he returned and locked himself back in, so that people who would turn his designs into terrible weapons could not get to him.
It is strongly implied that this is not, technically, a prison, as Leonard of Quirm can apparently leave it at will, having designed most of the traps. It is not made quite clear whether Vetinari knows this, nor whether either of them consider it a prison or just let everyone else think that.
Vetinari seems to have this as something of a policy; he claims that you should never build a dungeon you wouldn't want to spend the night in because if you are overthrown the usurper will have you tossed in it. It's not exactly luxurious, but it is clean, airy, and free of any of the snakes and scorpions that his predecessor employed. There are rats, but only because Vetinari taught them how to eliminate the snakes and scorpions, and in gratitude they act as servants. There's also a hidden key, and the door can be bolted only on the inside. The man really thought this through.
Another Vetinari example: Moist von Lipwig finds his new life as Postmaster General to be this. He can go where he wants and do what he pleases... but he's under the watchful eye of a parole officer. Said officer is a golem who never sleeps, never stops working, is almost indestructible, and can sense Moist's location wherever he goes. He may be able to move around, but Moist is all too aware that he's still a prisoner.
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James Bond: Just as in its film adaptation, Dr. No has Dr. No's Elaborate Underground Base be part Supervillain Lair and part five-star-hotel.
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Athena Tennos from Hayate the Combat Butler used to be a literal prisoner in her palace. Hayate's brother Ikusa rescued her. Then, he disappeared.
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Wrathion of World of Warcraft claims this would have been his fate as the last black drake if he had not escaped the Red Dragonflight. He would have been effectively imprisoned inside Wyrmrest Accord and kept as breeding stock to try and recreate the uncorrupted black dragonflight, even if he wouldn't have been treated as a prisoner.
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The White Queen:
The Tower of London is this for a few of its residents, which includes Henry VI, Edward V and Richard of Shrewsbury (or more precisely, a peasant boy pretending to be him).
Lord Warwick abducts Edward IV and imprisons the king inside Warwick Castle.
After Anne Neville becomes George of Clarence's ward, she is trapped within his residence.
Countess Warwick is permanently confined at Warwick Castle under the orders of her son-in-law Richard of Gloucester.
After King Richard III discovers that Margaret Beaufort is plotting to oust him from the throne, her husband Lord Stanley volunteers to be her jailer to prevent her from being executed as a traitor. Margaret is kept isolated at Stanley's Bletsoe country house.
Richard III convinces Elizabeth Woodville to leave sanctuary so that she and her younger daughters can live at Grafton Manor under house arrest.
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The Tower of the Sacred Flame becomes this to Lady Lianne and its other occupants after Lord Shen takes over Gongmen City in The Vow. Years earlier, Lianne even calls the tower this trope when she has to spend one year as the peacock family's guest.
The epilogue has an interesting variant: after Shen survives his canon ending and returns to Lianne (who has become his wife and expectant with his child), he's made by her to stay inside the borders of the Shan Palace (her birth home) where the knowledge of his survival would be kept a secret from all of China. She does this because handing him over to China's authorities would mean either his execution or life sentence, and she cannot swallow the thought of losing him again. Eventually Shen concedes to this new life; even if his liberty has been limited, he can still live with his wife and child.
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Wish Carefully has The Cabal, eight magically powerful girls that were kidnapped to be breeding stock for the Death Eaters. They live in a luxurious mansion, have their every whim pampered to, and are generally treated well (if only to keep them healthy for their pregnancies), but they aren't allowed outside for fear of Voldemort finding them, and they aren't allowed to see their children unless the child wants to see them.
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In the ending of Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie: Rebellion. Homura steals Madoka's godlike powers and resets the world so everybody else is normal and nobody remembers how the world used to be. This is all so Madoka can be safe and happy. The problem is that when Madoka and Sayaka remember how the world used to be, they consider what Homura did to be wrong and want to break out, so Homura simply erases their memories, presumably every time they regain them. Note the school which was very white in the anime, especially the roof with its lovely gothic cage. It is now literally gold-toned.
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In Toma's route in Amnesia (Otome), the heroine is kidnapped by Toma and kept in a cage full of plushies. He lets her get out to go to the toilet and to shower herself, but always with him keeping vigilance.
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In With Strings Attached, during the peaceful chapter where John and Ringo sit on the edge of the cliff and talk, the following exchange takes place:
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In the Littlest Pet Shop (2012) episode "Heart of Parkness", Sunil the mongoose rescues a group of raccoons from a cobra. The raccoons declare him their king and wait on him hand and foot. He enjoys it for a while, but when he tries to go home, they stop him, ordering him to guard them from future threats forever.
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Apparently they relented, because in The Lost World, Ian Malcolm is no longer confined and it's mentioned in passing that Dr. Sattler teaches in California, and Dr. Grant is lecturing in Paris. This is because they signed an agreement not to tell anybody about what happened.
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In The Mouse That Roared, the Duchy of Grand Fenwick unexpectedly wins their war against America. A group of New York City policemen, as prisoners of war, are fed and boarded in the best of comfort, while an Army general, knowing his rights (but not knowing the Duchy's accommodations), doggedly insists on a regulation 8-by-10 foot cell and food on a regulation tin plate. The Duchy actually has difficulty in finding the tin plate.
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In the Dawnguard expansion of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Serana observes that Castle Volkihar was essentially this for her as she was growing up. She was never able to go anywhere or have any real friends, mostly due to her family's status (her father was an extremely high-ranking noble, almost a king in his way) and the fact that her parents were Daedra worshipers who eventually became vampires, and forced her to become one as well.
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A bird in a gilded cage is the manifestiation of Yukiko Amagi's shadow in Persona 4, representing her frustration at having already had her fate of inheriting her family inn decided for her and tying her down to Inaba for the rest of her life. The conclusion of her character arc has her reach the decision to accept this, because she does truly love the inn, the staff, and the town, and she doesn't want to turn her back on them just for the sake of being rebellious when she truly does want to stay.
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Haru Okumura from Persona 5 may have grown up in wealth and splendor, but her father controls every aspect of her life and is planning to marry her off to an abusive jackass solely for his own political gain.
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The Lucky 38 Presidential Suite in Fallout: New Vegas, though only in the eyes of Cass and Arcade, both of whom have a low opinion on New Vegas. The others range from ambivalent to (in the case of Veronica) enjoying living in relative luxury.
The Sierra Madre Casino became this when its security systems activated during the nuclear war, trapping the Gala Event guests inside to either starve to death or be killed by the Security Holograms.
Mostly subverted in Fallout 1, since Vault 13 could almost be considered this were it not for the fact that the water chip started collapsing on itself, thus forcing you, the Vault Dweller, to go find a replacement. Sadly, you're not allowed to stay after the end, because even when you're done with that, alongside shredding the mutant millitary base and the Cathedral's revered leader likely by "convincing" him just how well his plans will go with sterile creatures, Jacoren, the Overseer who sent you out in the first place, exiles you from the vault permanently as reward whilst he claim that you're too much of a heroic inspiration to be controlled. Cue endgame, alongside a little lethal treat for him with the right effects.
Vault 101 from Fallout 3 is another example. Providing you are willing to obey the Overseer, the dictator who runs the place, and never leave, life is dull but comfortable. Meanwhile, people in the wasteland outside are free but have to contend with raiders, mutants and fascist militias trying to kill them at every turn.
The vaults in general were advertised as this in the event of a nuclear apocalypse, however in reality most of them were designed as experiments and the majority who entered them often suffered rather unfortunate ends.
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Toriel in Undertale does this to the player character. At first, she is overjoyed to have them in her home and was looking forward to raising them as her own child and preparing a curriculum for your education. She even has a room ready for them and it's already furnished with toys, a desk, and a bed. Her mood sours when the player character tries to leave and she warns them several times to go back to the room while she destroys the only exit leading out of the Ruins. Following her to the very end of the hall forces them to fight her to prove that they're are strong enough to survive on their own. If the player spares Toriel peacefully, she apologizes for trying to keep them trapped and lets them go with a Final First Hug while asking them not to come back.
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In Captain America: Civil War, the Avengers take part in a mission in Nigeria where Wanda accidentally causes several civilian casualties while trying to contain an explosion. To appease the UN and public, Tony decides to quietly isolate her in the Avengers compound and have her guarded by the Vision, who is acting as if he were her butler. Wanda has no idea about it until she tries to go out and get some food and Vision stops her. When Tony later offhandedly mentions it to Steve, he is pissed that he would throw her under the bus like that. Tony tries to justify it as being for security measures as well as by pointing out that it is actually swell as far as containment goes and that Wanda was apparently never legally in the United States in the first place, but nobody is buying it and Wanda eventually breaks out.
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In the Red Dwarf episode "Legion", the boys are held captive in luxurious "prison" suites tailored specifically to their respective tastes, so that a sophisticated being named Legion can perpetuate his own existence by feeding off their combined psychic energy.
Arguably Rimmer’s childhood was like this. His family were obviously very well off on Io, sending him off to boarding school and his brothers to the Academy. However, with his parents being horribly abusive and implied to hate each other, as well as his father’s apparent attempted suicide, it’s obvious that Arnold was desperately unhappy there. He finally apparently escaped by divorcing them and claiming emancipation until employment age. However, it is also painfully apparent that despite his ‘freedom’ the gilded cage still exists in his psyche, with him still desperately trying to become an officer and earn his family’s approval 3 million years later.
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The children's attic prison in Flowers in the Attic initially comes across as this when they are fed regularly and frequently given expensive presents. It becomes a nothing more than a cage, however, when their mother increasingly neglects.
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Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman: In "Wonder World" Diana is a princess who lives in a grand palace in a dimensionally displaced utopia but her mother's insistence that she never leave the island and remain in the palace when they're anchored to a fixed earth location drives her to feel it is a prison, and escape to the wider world at the first opportunity.
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Stella Maris: The titular Stella Maris was born paralyzed and was kept inside her house her entire life by her wealthy guardians. They refused to let Stella learn about the hardships of the world around here and sheltered her from anything negative. It isn't until she learned to walk after a surgery that she was let outside and began learning that the world is full of unfortunate circumstances. In Stella's case, she was perfectly content with her life because she didn't know anything besides it. It isn't until after she becomes more worldly that she becomes angry at her sheltered life.
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In Maleficent Aurora is locked in a luxurious room when she returns to the castle. The contents of the room suggest that it was to have been her childhood nursery, had she grown up there as her parents intended.
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The opening narration of the Mage Origin in Dragon Age: Origins describes the Tower of the Circle of Magi as one of these. The mages get access to better and better quarters as they rise in rank, they have access to all of the resources a student of magic could ever desire, and they get all of their needs provided for them. The Tranquil even make use of their talent for alchemy to brew fine ale. Too bad they can't ever leave the Tower except on official Circle business unless they want to risk Death by Templar. The same Templars never let them out of their sight — always watching. Some mages learn to appreciate the benefits and opportunities the Circle provides and come to accept their restricted lives. Others... don't.
The restrictions aren't incredibly harsh in the Ferelden Circle, at least. In Awakening you can run into a Circle mage doing research on alchemical plants, in the middle of nowhere without any kind of supervision, implicitly for weeks at a time. Word of God confirms that the Knight-Commander in Ferelden is considered almost excessively liberal because he's willing to allow mages to leave the tower as long as they arrange it through proper channels.
Zevran considers being an Antivan Crow to be this. You can be wealthy, respected and desired - provided you follow orders and never quite forget that you're expendable. Not to mention it involves Training from Hell starting at a very young age.
In Dragon Age II the Kirkwall Circle of Magi has it even worse: not only are the Templars even stricter (verging on psychotic), but over the course of the game the "gilding" on their cage is gradually removed. In Act 2 there's a rather nasty point in which Ser Alrik is implied to be making mages Tranquil so he can use them as sex slaves. By Act 3, mages aren't even permitted to leave their cells. The Circle is even housed in a former prison complex, so the gilding was somewhat limited in the first place.
In Dragon Age: Inquisition, Cassandra Pentaghast confides that her life before becoming a Seeker was very much like this. She's a distant cousin to Nevarra's royal family and descended from dragonslayers, although she's probably the only living member of the clan who has actually killed a dragon; as a child, she was the ward of her uncle, who didn't really have much to do with her, and she says that all she knew of Nevarra for a long time was what she saw through the window. She describes her state in the family as being like a porcelain doll, occasionally brought out to be shown off but generally just kept aside.
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In Mad Max: Fury Road, the Wives' old home stands out from the rest of the Citadel as it contains abundant greenery, clean running water, soft furniture, and even paper, an incredible luxury in post-apocalyptic Australia... and it's all behind a door salvaged from a bank vault, that's always kept locked. The Wives' themselves are Sex Slaves, kept by the tyrannical patriarch of the Citadel to produce beautiful, healthy children for him.
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In Codex Alera, we learn that a Luxury Prison Suite that later contains an important ambassador was originally made for a previous Emperor's favorite mistress, who was accused of treason and imprisoned there. The Emperor personally interrogated her at least once a week during her captivity.
Later in the series, long after the Vord overrun Alera Imperia, the Vord Queen leaves one pleasant little town untouched, if surrounded by guards. She offers to allow any Alerans who surrender to live there in peace, so long as they are made sterile.
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In ASL In Red, the Navy's decision about Law when they learnt he ate the Op-Op Fruit was to put him in an isolated Marine base from North Blue, with any medical textbook he could ask for and a Vice-Admiral assigned to his permanent protection. It was officially to protect the kid, but Law quickly understood the Navy had no intention to let him ever leave except if he chose to join the World Government. It gave him some issues about being locked up.
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Grace Field House in The Promised Neverland is an Orphanage of Love where all its wards are cared for by their beloved "Mama", with the only restrictions on their actions are having to stay away from the main gate, where all the children eventually go through when they're adopted, and a small waist-high fence in the woods. Though it turns out that there are many more walls surrounding them than that...
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Henry of Ever After specifically calls the castle his gilded cage because his father is telling his that he has to marry and be king.
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Happens twofold in Fire Emblem Fates, involving the same place:
The Avatar is kidnapped away from his/her family in Hoshido and confined to a fortress in Nohr, the kingdom that took him/her away. At first they're shabbily treated by King Garon, but later their situation noticeably improves and by the time the game begins, the fortress is shown to have very comfortable quarters for the Avatar and his/her retainers (and one of the mangas shows that it's quite a bigger building than one would've believed). The Avatar still cannot get out, though, and the plot is kickstated when he or she does get the chance.
It's later revealed that said fortress was also a GC for the ninja maids Felicia and Flora, the daughters of the chieftain of the Ice Tribe, kept as hostages to force their people into submission. Flora knows this and is very bitter, but Felicia is Locked Out of the Loop.
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In A Brother's Price Cullen Moorland feels like he's in an, albeit mild, version of this. He sneaks into Jerin's room and comments that "even the air smells better" when he is where he decides to be, instead of where his family decides he should be.
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The restrictions aren't incredibly harsh in the Ferelden Circle, at least. In Awakening you can run into a Circle mage doing research on alchemical plants, in the middle of nowhere without any kind of supervision, implicitly for weeks at a time. Word of God confirms that the Knight-Commander in Ferelden is considered almost excessively liberal because he's willing to allow mages to leave the tower as long as they arrange it through proper channels.
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Vault 101 from Fallout 3 is another example. Providing you are willing to obey the Overseer, the dictator who runs the place, and never leave, life is dull but comfortable. Meanwhile, people in the wasteland outside are free but have to contend with raiders, mutants and fascist militias trying to kill them at every turn.
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The Venture Bros. - the Monarch, with captives Brock and Hank, think he's providing this:
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Farscape:
The Royal Apartment Crichton is sequestered in after he kisses the princess in the "Look at the Princess" trilogy.
When Moya's crew get to Earth in season 4, they're given a waterfront mansion...completely cordoned off from the surrounding area and under constant surveillance and security. John's voiceover even notes "It's a cage - but at least it's a gilded one."
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Sucker Punch:
The brothel is very luxurious, but there are bars and armed guards to stop the girls from leaving.
In a deleted scene, the High Roller buys Baby Doll from the brothel and he calls the room he puts her in a gilded cage.
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Avatar: The Last Airbender:
"The King of Omashu".
This is how Toph grew up. She lived in luxury and had the run of the whole estate. But she wasn't allowed to travel outside the estate or exercise her incredible potential at Earthbending — her parents thought this was too dangerous for their "helpless little blind girl." Nobody other than her family and her Earthbending teacher knew that she even existed.
The Gaang's experience in Ba Sing Se. They were allowed to indulge in all the luxury they wanted, as long as they didn't try to leave, or break the rules, or evade the constant surveillance, or search for Appa, or tell anyone about Long Feng's Government Conspiracy or the war with the Fire Nation... Toph wasn't the least bit surprised at this, because she's been there before.
In the Sequel Series, The Legend of Korra, similar to Toph, the titular character lives in a large mansion with nothing to worry about except mastering all four elements in safety. However, said mansion is located in a compound miles away from the rest of the Southern Water Tribe — including Korra's own parents. It is fenced off and guarded and Korra isn't allowed to leave for even a brief period of time without permission. With an upbringing like hers it's little wonder she has trouble relating to other people.
Turns out that there was a general need for her protection. When she was younger a group known as the Red Lotus tired to kidnap and kill her.
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In Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc, the school itself ultimately becomes this to Makoto, Togami, Aoi, Hagakure and Touko (at least until she died) in Chapter 5's Bad Ending. All of them say they're living happily, but their huge talents have gone to waste and now they're confined to the school grounds, having a sort-of little family (and apparently Aoi is the only one giving birth to the kids, since Touko is dead and we don't know when she kicked it) that won't leave the place ever...
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In the Showtime original series The Borgias, when Cesare Borgia finally defeats and captures Caterina Sforza, her brings her as a prisoner to Rome in a literal gilded cage.
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In Mass Effect 2, the Normandy SR-2 is one of these for Shepard; essentially created to make Shepard more comfortable while working with Cerberus, it's a replica of the first Normandy, but equipped with civilian luxuries that the original never had: a research lab, a kitchen, a lounge with observation windows and a mini-bar, and (as Joker points out) leather seats. Shepard's even given an upper deck for use as his/her private quarters, complete with a king-sized bed, an office space, an en-suite bathroom, a massive fishtank, and a display case for model ships. In spite of all these benefits, it's still a gilded cage: the entire ship has been bugged and most of the crew are loyal Cerberus operatives, so the Illusive Man is notified of whatever happens on-board; in spite of all the leeway Shepard is given, s/he's still firmly under the Illusive Man's thumb for most of the game.
At the end of the game, you have the option to make off with it and get a chance for an immensely satisfying screw you to TIM.
The next game also reveals that the Normandy had mechanisms so that Cerberus could take control of it remotely if Shepard tried to leave. Fortunately, by the time that became an issue, EDI had been unshackled and shut those protocols down. The last time Cerberus tried to activate them, she flooded their servers with seven zettabytes of porn.
Also revealed in the third game is the monastery where Ardat-Yakshi are kept. They're given a large, open space to live in comfort... but they'll be murdered if they try to leave or can't stay when it's destroyed. On the plus side, there are references to Ardat-Yakshi who demonstrate sufficient self-control being permitted supervised reintegration into asari society.
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The next game also reveals that the Normandy had mechanisms so that Cerberus could take control of it remotely if Shepard tried to leave. Fortunately, by the time that became an issue, EDI had been unshackled and shut those protocols down. The last time Cerberus tried to activate them, she flooded their servers with seven zettabytes of porn.
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During the Alfheim Online (ALO) Arc of Sword Art Online, Asuna's cage fits this description. It is a roomy, literally gilded birdcage, with a canopy bed, table setting, and gorgeous surroundings. The catch, though, is that her consciousness is trapped in ALO due to an executive in her father's company who wants her for himself.
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Batman: No Man's Land: Two-Face treats Renee Montoya and her family like this.
Another Batman example — in Batman Incorporated, after Talia usurps Ra's Al Ghul's control of the League of Assassins and absorbs it into Leviathan, they have him locked up in a cell that, at the very least, is well stocked with books, a chess set, and has a panoramic view of the surrounding mountains. Ra's himself even says that it's not that bad.
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Incarnations of Immortality: In Wielding a Red Sword by Piers Anthony, Prince Pride and the Princess Rapture are kept in a lavish magical honeymoon suite, which they cannot leave. Their kingdoms wish them to marry for political reasons, but neither even knows, let alone likes the other.
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It's implied that Queen Anne in The Musketeers sees her life as this. It becomes far more explicit at the end of Season 2 when she is put under house arrest by Rochefort.
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In The Shamer Chronicles, this is what Dina was kept in after she got captured by the Villain in the second book.
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Elsa and her younger sister Anna from Frozen haven't left their home in over ten years at the start of the film. It's implied Elsa has barely left her room in that timespan. In Elsa's case it's partially self-imposed due to fear that her ice powers could harm people, while Anna is forced to stay a shut-in due to her sister. Their parents, the queen and king, were Well Intentioned Extremists who wanted the best for their kids but ended up just shutting them off from everyone. The movie kicks off when Elsa is forced to open her gilded cage on her coronation day. She tries to re-close the gates after an argument with Anna regarding her engagement with Hans presumably to get rid of him but unfortunately before she could do so, Anna's Armor-Piercing Question caused Elsa to snap and reveal her powers to everyone which makes her run away in fear.
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Treize Khusrenada from Mobile Suit Gundam Wing is confined to a posh country estate after he protests the Romefeller Foundation's decision to use Mobile Dolls.
In the Frozen Teardrop novels, Relena's great-aunt Sabrina was locked away in a suite of her family's mansion, with her pet cat as her only companion.
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The Eagles' "Hotel California" serves as a metaphor for drug addiction and death (actually for being caught in the California music industry in the 70s) - "You can check out any time you'd like/But you can never leave!"
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In Brave10, after kidnapping her, Date is a good host to Isanami...aside from the chain spiked to the ground.
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Pony POV Series:
The Epilogue timeline has the Sky Ocean, the one good place in all of Discord's Crapsack Villain World... and the Sea Ponies don't even realize this, as they've been fed such a twisted version of history that they see him as a benevolent and caring ruler, rather than an Evil Overlord who only keeps them around because he enjoys their music (and so the constant threat of wiping them out will force Traitor Dash to carry out his worst orders).
When Prince Blueblood was a child, he was kept secluded in the castle and not allowed to go outside and play with others. This was part of the reason why he grew up to be an anti-social jerk.
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In The Spectrum Retreat, the eponymous retreat, Penrose Hotel, provides the player character with everything except for a way out.
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During the third story of the My Hostage Not Yours series, when Zim starts conquering Earth, he eventually relocates his base to an European palace (it's never specified which). The resident royal family is allowed to stay, with full access to the staff and palace (minus areas closed off for Zim and Gaz's personal use), but Zim makes it clear that they're not allowed to leave the palace grounds unless they intend to do so permanently.
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In Girl Genius, Baron Wulfenbach takes the children of the nobles in his empire to his floating dirigible fortress as his students/hostages. They receive the best education and upbringing the Baron can provide for them, and most of the students do enjoy their life there and form friendships with the others. None of them ever forgets that they are the Baron's prisoners and hostages meant to keep their families in line.
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In The Kingdom and the Crown Miriam comes to see Marcus' family home as one.
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In Redeeming Love, Angel’s life as a prostitute looks pretty cushy—she has extravagant clothes and the luxury suite in the brothel, and it’s implied that her services are in such high demand that she makes significantly more money than virtually anyone else in the Gold Fever town—but it’s revealed that she has no access to any of her income, doesn’t own her fine possessions, and has no control over what she does, where she goes, or whom she talks to; she is intensely lonely and bitter.
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Persona:
A bird in a gilded cage is the manifestiation of Yukiko Amagi's shadow in Persona 4, representing her frustration at having already had her fate of inheriting her family inn decided for her and tying her down to Inaba for the rest of her life. The conclusion of her character arc has her reach the decision to accept this, because she does truly love the inn, the staff, and the town, and she doesn't want to turn her back on them just for the sake of being rebellious when she truly does want to stay.
Haru Okumura from Persona 5 may have grown up in wealth and splendor, but her father controls every aspect of her life and is planning to marry her off to an abusive jackass solely for his own political gain.
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Danganronpa:
In Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc, the school itself ultimately becomes this to Makoto, Togami, Aoi, Hagakure and Touko (at least until she died) in Chapter 5's Bad Ending. All of them say they're living happily, but their huge talents have gone to waste and now they're confined to the school grounds, having a sort-of little family (and apparently Aoi is the only one giving birth to the kids, since Touko is dead and we don't know when she kicked it) that won't leave the place ever...
In the sequel, the trope is discussed. In his fourth Free Time event, Fuyuhiko Kuzuryuu complains that he'd rather stay at a prisonnote as the Ultimate Yakuza, he's the most likely of the cast to wind up in prison than be trapped on Jabberwock Island (or rather, a virtual reality simulator, but that's a long story). Hinata then tells him that it's an odd case, as the place has soft beds, a beautiful ocean and entertainment, a point Kuzuryuu concedes. Essentially, a gilded cage is still preferable to an actual cage.
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In For Your Safety this is the fate of all of humanity, as the Groupmind removes all the humans to a incredibly comfortable ring world in orbit around the Earth. They're provided with every possibly luxury by an army of billions of 'morphs, but may never leave the Ring, since the Earth has now been designated a nature preserve.
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In The Wheel of Time, Morgase stays as a 'guest' of the Children of the Light for a time. A somewhat dark case, as despite the appearance of civility, the captors were employing Cold-Blooded Torture (albeit of a type designed not to leave lasting marks) in order to compel her to acquiesce to their political demands; it's almost certain that she was raped as well.
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Johanna from Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street is living in one contructed by her guardian, Judge Turpin. Fittingly, she gets a song about it called "Green Finch and Linnet Bird" with an obvious bird and cage theme, in which she laments her inability to be content with her comfortable prison.
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Pokémon Black and White:
You find Victini in a nice, cozy bedroom in the basement of an island lighthouse, where it's been for the last 200 years. It's suggested that the family who bought the land built the room as a place for Victini to hide in so it would be safe from those who would exploit its powers. After the player catches it, everyone agrees that it's safer in your hands.
N's childhood room is another example. He grew up in a huge room, complete with a half-pipe... but that was the extent of his contact with the world until the events of the game.
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The setting of Dollhouse comes to mind. High pay, luxury assignments, wealthy patrons...and regular doses of Mind Rape in addition to being used as assassins, prostitutes, and whatever else the clients desire.
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The Dragon Prince: Midway through Season 2, Viren uses a Magic Mirror stolen from the Dragon King's lair to contact an elf mage named Aaravos, who appears to live in a mansion of some sort. Later on in Season 3, Aaravos reveals that it's in fact a prison he was trapped in by the Dragon King; when Viren expresses surprise at this, given how opulent it is, Aaravos agrees that it is, but notes that it's still a prison.
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In the movie Quills, Dr. Royer-Collard allows his young wife to decorate their home with whatever materials she likes, no matter how ornate or expensive they are... but instructs the architects to install doors that can only be locked from the outside. In his twisted mind, this apparently justifies his continued raping of a girl young enough to be his granddaughter every night.
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In The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg, Crown Prince Karl Heinrich is stuck inside his castle, unable to play with the other boys, or later, to marry the pretty barmaid, because he has to be a prince. One scene shows Karl Heinrich as a child literally behind bars (the fence around the palace), watching regular kids playing ball outside.
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Hilda: In episode 11, Hilda and the Woodman end up in a magic house that gives them everything they ask for, but refuses to let them leave.
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In the good ending of Ghost Recon Wildlands, El Sueño agrees to become a confidential informant for the US government. In exchange for his intel on other cartels and terrorist groups, El Sueño is given total immunity and a luxury condo in Florida, which comes with 24-hour surveillance, armed guards and CCTV cameras in every room, giving him zero privacy. Bowman also makes it clear that this setup is only temporary, and that they will cut him loose or ship his ass back to a regular prison in Mexico the second he runs out of useful information.
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WALL•E has a gargantuan state-of-the-art spaceship with all the luxurious goods its human passengers could possibly desire. Too bad for their ambitious and adventurous side it cannot provide them with anything else.
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Star Trek: The Original Series: In the episode "I Mudd", the Enterprise crew and Mudd himself are confined to a planet where androids serve their every need while preventing them from leaving.
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This is the entirety of the book 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. As magnificent as the adventure is, Captain Nemo is holding Professor Arronax and his companions captive to keep the secret of the Nautilus safe. Ned Land certainly doesn't forget it.
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Archie Comics have dabbled with this on occasion:
One had the "princess" of an oil sheikh sedate and kidnap Archie to put in her personal harem at her palace, a lavish spa where the men she had kidnapped lived in luxury and were waited on hand and foot by their own personal harem of beautiful women. The rest of them men thought Archie was insane for wanting to leave because they had everything they could ever want, to which Archie points out they have everything but freedom.
A Josie and the Pussycats story had a brief plot point where an oil sheikh wanted The Pussycats to play at his compound for him. They were more than eager until they found out he intended for their stay to be permanent: it was no gig but rather he wanted them to live there with him and share in his life of luxury while playing for him on demand. As Josie put it, he wanted to "put them in golden chains". Unlike the "princess" with Archie however he wasn't a bad person: it was a voluntary offer which they merely misinterpreted, and he unhappily but willingly sent them home when they refused it.
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In Incarnation of Legends, Haruhime is noble girl of high standing due to being born into the Sanjouno family. But she's constantly locked in her family's luxurious estate due to her importance as its heir and her powerful support spell in Uchide no Kozuchi. Bell is the first one to dare to try and sneak her out, much to her father's outrage and Amaterasu's amusement.
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A Song of Ice and Fire:
Sansa becomes a prisoner at King's Landing after her father's unjust execution. She still lives in luxury and is treated as a Lady, but she's at the mercy of the Lannisters and has to keep up a facade of still loving her betrothed Joffrey and hating her family for being traitors.
Following the failed Greyjoy rebellion, Eddard Stark took the last surviving Greyjoy heir, Theon, back to Winterfell to be his ward. In theory, his father wouldn't act up again, knowing if he did his son would be killed. While Theon had all of the comforts of a highlord, he was still a prisoner and reminded of it frequently. (This is frequently the case in Westeros where "fostering" another lord's offspring is a euphemism for "holding them hostage to make sure their parents behave".)
When a plot to put Princess Myrcella Baratheon on the throne fails, the royal plotter, Arianne Martell, is put by her father in a room full of comforts - great food, cyvasse (Westeros' equivalent of chess) - but servants who won't speak a word to her.
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In morphE the Seedlings are confined to Amical's manor. It's a beautiful mansion coated head to toe with portraits, but it is still a prison that the main characters may not leave.
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One Piece:
Princess Shirahoshi lives in a comfortable luxury room, but leaving her room would put her in danger, since the Ax-Crazy Van der Decken IX. throws constantly giant axes at her that follow her wherever she is. The iron door of her room protects her from the axes, but it also separates her from the outside world. Everything changes when she meets Luffy...
Doflamingo's kingdom Dressrosa appears to be a bustling and happy place, but only because everyone who knows the truth about it is turned into a toy and forgotten by everyone. When the truth about the toys became revealed, Doflamingo turns it into a much worse prison, enveloping the entire island inside a cage to trap his subjects much more literally.
The islands in Big Mom's territory, collectively known as Totland, are a series of candy-themed Level Ate where people of all races can live together in harmony...and must donate a portion of their soul to Big Mom to stay alive, and are not permitted to leave. There's also the fact that Big Mom is prone to violent fits of rage where she'll destroy and kill everything in her path unless she's given what she's craving.
Whole Cake Island, the center of Totland and Big Mom's HQ, is this for Big Mom's children. They're all left wanting for nothing, with food and riches everywhere they go, but Big Mom is so tyrannical and controlling that most of her children gave up on defying her to pursue their own dreams save for her daughter Lola, who successfully ran away with her mother's Vivre Card.
Sanji, after being captured by Big Mom's pirates and the Genma 66, is given luxurious accommodations but he and everyone else does not hide the fact that he is a prisoner.
The non-canon Film Gold takes this quite literally, as it takes place on a beautiful entertainment city-ship made entirely out of gold. However, the ruler Gild Tesoro intends for every visitor to lose their money by gambling and be forced to work for him on the ship, with his gold-controlling powers allowing him to control all of the visitors for good measure.
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In the Sisterhood Series by Fern Michaels, Cross Roads reveals that Henry "Hank" Jellicoe put the Vigilantes and the Big Five into these to keep them divided and unable to disrupt his plans to set up an assassination attempt on President Martine Connor and step in to stop it and make sure the Pentagon keeps funding him and his organization Global Sercurities. Fortunately, the Vigilantes and the Big Five eventually realized that they were stuck in these, and got out of them. Deja Vu reveals that Jellicoe put a reporter named Virgil Anders in one, because Virgil was writing a book about Jellicoe titled "Man, Myth, Monster", and Jellicoe objected to the "monster" part.
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Rea in Sankarea. She is restricted from ever leaving her estate by her Over Protective Dad to where she is barely even allowed to go out to school to the point she sneaks off at night to scream into an abandon well of how she wish she wasn't born a Sanka. And when she starts to talk to a boy, her father even takes school away from her to be home schooled and orders that the boy she was hanging out with to be castrated. After this, she drinks a chemical that contains poisons plants in an attempt to kill herself. Though it instead did something else.
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Invoked in Magic Knight Rayearth when Zagato tells the Magic Knights that Emeraude has to "spend her whole life locked up in a cage" as a result of being Pillar. As Pillar, Emeraude was the most powerful person in Cephiro- but she had no freedom, at least not to have what she wished for the most (to be with the one she loved, Zagato, that is). Later echoed by the Magic Knights when the invaders wanted to take over Cephiro- especially when Aska wanted to be beautiful, and is told "but for who?", since the Pillar could not fall in love with anyone, lest their thoughts and wishes won't be for Cephiro anymore and it will start falling apart around them.
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Tintin and the Picaros has one of these disguised as a country hotel, which Captain Haddock and Calculus are sent to after they accept Tapioca's invitation. It has cameras and microphones hidden all over, and guards who refuse to let guests head into town without armed escort, supposedly to protect them from the Picaros.
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In an episode of The Champions, aptly titled "The Gilded Cage", Richard is held in the bedroom of a luxury London flat, where he receives visits from a lovely young lady. His captor threatens to kill the lady unless Richard can decipher a series of blueprints for what turns out of be a revolutionary (and ultimately overpriced) formula for a new petroleum substitute.
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Planescape: Torment: A story told to your character. Quoted in full:
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In the Sword of Truth series, the prophet Nathan Rahl is kept in one of these by the Sisters of the Light, and given every comfort, except wine, because a drunken prophet is bad news. Later in the series, Nathan Rahl escapes, and his Mord-Sith servants capture the Prelate, the leader of the Sisters of the Light. He then has her thrown in a grimy prison cell, refuses her requests to see him with the same answers she had refused him with over the years ("I'm busy and can't be bothered to come down every time you clamor for me!"), and gives her all the wine she wants. Later, he shows up to meet with her, acts as if her prison cell is a Gilded Cage, and then makes a brief speech about how all prisons, regardless of how pretty or comfortable they are, are fundamentally the same.
The same is true, though to a lesser degree, of all wizards held for training by the Sisters of the Light. Every one is held by a Restraining Bolt that keeps them from moving too far away from the Palace, though with a leeway of at least several miles. And aside from a few hours of daily mandatory training, all trainees are given free reign of the city, with a nigh unlimited allowance to see to their comforts. The catch is that as they progress in their training, the students begin to lose more and more privileges as their magic becomes more dangerous. Thus, a vast majority of the trainees are spoiled Jerkasses who do the bare minimum of training in order to not be promoted past the allowances they've become accustomed to.
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In one mini-arc of Jack, a Fallen Angel tricks a hapless dupe into signing a contract that traps him in one of these. The "apartment" is fully stocked with material comforts (videogames, free pizza, maids w/ benefits, etc.) and he never has to work a day in his life. In truth it's a Lotus-Eater Machine in Hell that feeds off him and provides power to the Sin Vanity. When he realizes the truth, his mind is no longer able to accept the illusion and he is trapped in an empty room with no way out, his body long since atrophied.
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The makers of Code Geass R2 designed Nunnally's garden aboard the airship with this in mind. The garden is incredibly nice and well cared for, but it's also surrounded by a deep, empty moat, with only a single narrow bridge leading to the rest of the ship. Since Nunnally is blind and confined to a wheelchair, this makes it extremely difficult/dangerous for her to leave the garden without assistance. This ends up again prominent in a subtle fashion come the finale battle Nunnally is officially set to be the Empress of Britannia over her older brother Lelouch supported by Schneizel and his forces, with a nuke armed floating fortress called "Damocles" as her new palace. However, the garden she's in this time puts her on a platform...which only has stairs leading off it, showing that she truly would be a Puppet Empress if Schneizel won.
Lelouch is also put in one of these at Ashford Academy. It's a nice school, and many of his friends are there, but in R2 he's constantly being monitored by government agents looking for signs that he's regained his lost memories and become the terrorist leader Zero again. However, once his memories are back thanks to C.C's sort-of Kiss of Life ... by using Blackmail, Mind Control, and emotional manipulation on the agents sent to watch him, he soon turns the Gilded Cage into the Gilded Base For His Terrorist Operations.
This was also the case for Empress Tianzi, who lived, well, like an empress in the Vermilion Forbidden City, but whose greatest desire was to leave and see the world. Luckily for her, she once spared a young officer from execution — and said officer, Li Xingke, swore to make Tianzi's wish come true. He succeeded.
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The department store for Charles and Ella in the 1966 Stephen Sondheim teleplay musical Evening Primrose. Ella recognizes it more than he does, however.
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In Across the Waking Sea, the royal residence in Starkhaven is implied to be this for Bethany Hawke. She can leave whenever she likes - she's a guest of the prince, not a prisoner - but she feels stuck there because she doesn't know where else she could possibly go.
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Chapter Two of The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III reveals that the SSS and their affiliates are kept at Mishelam Wonderland to keep them from interfering the government.
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Frederick in The Collector keeps the object of his infatuation in one. Since she's an art student, he adds various art books and stationery, as well as anything she asks for, to the basement cage in hopes of gaining her favor.
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This is apparently a common practice of the Templars in The Secret World: in the event that dangerous scholars and magicians prove too valuable to simply execute, the Templars arrange to have the offenders rehabilitated in as opulent a setting as possible - tenured life at university being a popular variant. The main example of this treatment found in the game is Iain Tibet Gladstone; having been caught after a long spree of heavy drug use and dubious practical experiments, he is currently being held under house arrest at the absurdly luxurious Temple Club, with a massive library at his disposal and the Stuart Twins as his Minders. As cushy as it is, it's still a prison; Gladstone is not allowed off the premises unsupervised, the threat of worse conditions has been raised in order to keep him out of trouble, he's actually been banned from visiting Oxford - and the faculty are prepared to enforce the ban by having him hanged.
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Similarly, Eleanor Lamb from Bioshock 2 has wound up like this twice - as a child, she was taught well, but was kept under lock and key from the rest of Rapture's society via security locks, though she managed to figure out how to hack the systems. When the player finds her as an adult, she's kept in a plush sealed environment, guarded by psychotic psuedo-zombies lead by her mother, Sofia Lamb.
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Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep has The Land of Departure which ironically serves as a gilded cage for Ventus He was never supposed to leave. He lampshades it when he confronts Master Eraqus, who promptly decides that He Knows Too Much and follows the "logical"course of action. (Though, given what we learn about Ventus Eraqus is most likely considering The Needs of the Many.)
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Game of Thrones:
During her captivity, Sansa is granted all the luxuries befitting a highborn lady but remains confined to the Red Keep and completely at the mercy of her enemies. The Hound even takes to calling her "little bird" because of this.
Following his father's rebellion, Theon was taken as a hostage to his father's good behaviour. As such, he was raised among the Stark children but with the constant shadow of a possible execution hanging over the relationship.
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Fluttershy is subjected to this treatment for most of Bride of Discord, after Discord agrees to release the princesses and leave the rest of Equestria alone, in exchange for being his bride, he gives Fluttershy her own personal suite in his castle, (while she's still just his fiance) and offers her any food or material possession she wants, and later, builds Fluttershy her own personel park for her and her animal friends. But no matter what Discord does, even after she and him start to genuinely bond, he can never make her truly happy, while at the same time keeping her prisoner from her friends, loved ones, and the rest of the outside world.
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In Dr. No, the first cell James Bond and Honey Ryder are put in is like a five star hotel.
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The titular Paul is held captive for 60 years, but under conditions pleasant enough for him to not even realise that he's a prisoner. He gets to hobnob with world leaders and cultural icons, even advising them regarding their works, and is supplied with weed that's apparently strong enough to have killed Bob Dylan. It's not until The Big Guy decides that Paul is more useful to her dead than alive that he realises that he wasn't a guest but a prisoner after all.
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The Reynard Cycle: The Countess Persephone is held prisoner by Duke Nobel in Reynard the Fox, but has leave to wander the palace during the day, and is still treated like a member of the nobility. She is treated so well that Reynard is genuinely surprised to find that her windows are actually barred, and that the locks on her chambers are there to keep her in rather than to keep others out. Ironically, during Defender of the Crown, Reynard throws her back into one of these, and treats her worse than Nobel ever did.
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In My Little Pony: Friends Forever #6, Trixie is crowned Queen of the Diamond Dogs. Though she enjoys it at first, she discovers that her crown is really a Restraining Bolt that prevents her from leaving.
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In The Familiar of Zero, Luctiana kidnaps Saito and Tiffania and takes them to her home in an oasis. They are allowed to roam around the paradise. Since they are in the middle of a desert, they can't possibly leave without a dragon or vehicle to ride.
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Blindsprings has the main character, Tamaura, spend all of her childhood in two of these, and that's saying a lot. In fact, she was straight-up teleported from one cage to another. She had to rescued from the latter one literally kicking and screaming. Lampshaded to the point of being a Visual Pun here.
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Warhammer 40,000: The Horus Heresy series reveals that the Emperor had a set of twenty apartments built beneath the Imperial Palace on Terra to house the Primarchs once the Great Crusade was complete. While they're very luxurious and fit for the demigods, the obvious implication is that they're Gilded Cages to contain the Primarchs once they've outlived their usefulness as conquerors and generals.
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A first season episode of Pokémon shows that James ran away from home and joined Team Rocket partially to get out of one of these and partially to avoid an Arranged Marriage to a girl he hated.
Jirarudan in Pokémon 2000 is confined to his luxurious airship, essentially a floating art museum, and it's distinctly implied that he has almost no contact with the outside world. Unlike many other examples, this seems to be self-imposed, and he doesn't consider it a prison (although the way it cuts him off from identifying with anything outside his ship qualifies it as such).
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The third mission in HITMAN (2016) is actually called "A Gilded Cage"; one of the targets, Claus Hugo Strandberg, is a Swedish bank CEO who embezzled billions of dollars from the people of Morocco, and was busted out of police custody by mercenaries working for Reza Zaydan, Strandberg's partner and the other target. Strandberg's taken refuge in the Swedish consulate in Marrakesh, which has all the comforts of home, but there's a massive protest literally right outside demanding his arrest.
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In Drowtales, the Sullisin'rune dome is lavish, luxurious, always has a party going but is unquestionably this. The Sullisin'rune are the remnants of a once great Elven empire who fled underground following a war that devastated the surface, and while they lived in peace with their neighbors the Sharen the two eventually came to blows and the Sullisin'rune lost, leaving those who remained to live in their dome under the "protection" of the Sharen. Their Illhar'ess, Ash'waren, is well aware that their dome is really a cage and that her people have grown complacent and lazy over the centuries, and she has been taking advantage of Loophole Abuse to get back at the Sharen through the Sarghress clan without technically breaking the terms of their surrender.
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In The Beyonders, Emperor Maldor makes good use of one of these. The Eternal Feast is a place where your every need is catered to and you are granted pleasures beyond your dreams. If someone becomes too bothersome and difficult to dispose of, he offers them a place there. Suffice it to say, few refuse and fewer ever manage to leave.
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In Team Fortress 2, after Heavy, his mother, and his sisters escaped from The Gulag together, Heavy turned his cabin into one of these, out of the fear that the KGB agents would return to murder his family. His sisters later protest, telling him that while they love him very much, and that they'll always appreciate his protection, they've become very adept at defending themselves without him, and they want the ability to travel, eat without having to hunt bear every day, and perhaps get a chance to date, or get laid. Heavy tells them they're all grown up girls now, they don't need his help anymore, and lets them free to do as they wish.
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In the sequel, the trope is discussed. In his fourth Free Time event, Fuyuhiko Kuzuryuu complains that he'd rather stay at a prisonnote as the Ultimate Yakuza, he's the most likely of the cast to wind up in prison than be trapped on Jabberwock Island (or rather, a virtual reality simulator, but that's a long story). Hinata then tells him that it's an odd case, as the place has soft beds, a beautiful ocean and entertainment, a point Kuzuryuu concedes. Essentially, a gilded cage is still preferable to an actual cage.
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Jurassic Park:
At the end of Jurassic Park, all the survivors are kept in a resort and questioned about what they saw at the park. It's stated that the Costa Rican government is very worried what could happen if word gets out, and that the two children would be the only ones allowed to leave.
Apparently they relented, because in The Lost World, Ian Malcolm is no longer confined and it's mentioned in passing that Dr. Sattler teaches in California, and Dr. Grant is lecturing in Paris. This is because they signed an agreement not to tell anybody about what happened.
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The space colony with criminal ties named Interchange serves this function in The Demon Princes. It's an institution designed to hold people who have been kidnapped and held for ransom until someone pays the ransom. Kirth Gersen, who ends up in there temporarily, notes that while it's very comfortable and there's no lack of things to do, the whole atmosphere is depressing as nobody really talks to anyone else. And, you know, they've all been kidnapped.
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In The Undesirables, the prison cell Therapsid has been kept in since the failed invasion of Canterlot, while not luxurious, is very comfortable, and he's kept supplied with his every need.
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Doctor Who: In "Army of Ghosts", Torchwood One treats the Doctor as a guest of honor and follow his advice in dealing with the current issue... but also keep armed guards on him at all times and inform him that due to his earlier encounter with Queen Victoria (Torchwood's founder), he is considered an "enemy of the state":
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As the marriage between Nucky and Margaret deteriorates in Boardwalk Empire, Margaret comes to regard her life with Nucky as this. She eventually decides to leave, despite Nucky's somewhat arrogant belief, (which he outright says to her at a confrontation) that she would no longer be able to live without the comforts he had provided her during the last few years. She proves him wrong.
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In a third season episode of Night Gallery entitled "The Ring with the Red Velvet Ropes" newly crowned heavyweight boxing champ Jim Figg is abducted immediately following his winning bout and transported to a luxurious mansion in an alternate dimension. There he learns that he will be well treated but kept a prisoner until after he has fought the owner of the mansion (played by Chuck Conners) to determine who is the real champion of the universe. If he loses he will be transported back to Earth. If he wins he will replace Conners and gain the companionship of Joan Van Ark.
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In Death Stranding, Amelie, Bridget's daughter who inherits her position as President of the United Cities of America after she dies, led an expedition west some time prior to the beginning of the game to reestablish contact with surviving settlements, but was captured by Homo Demens. Amelie is now held captive in Edge Knot City, but Homo Demens doesn't keep her locked up, and even allows her to freely contact the outside and continue governing the UCA - but she can't leave the city.
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All over the place in The Hunger Games:
The training area for tributes. Luxurious quarters, beautiful clothes, five star cuisine, and a top-notch training facility to prepare you for your fight to the death. Simply divine. Katniss even says that it will be their "home/prison until the Games begin."
It's implied that the five-star housing of the victors is also like this. Once they've won the game, they're celebrities around Panem and are treated like it. However, the Capitol keeps a close eye on them, because they are now potentially influential celebrities.
The wealthier districts have better living conditions but more brutal and fanatical Peacekeepers. On the other hand, District 12 is one of the poorest districts, but the authorities are far more willing to turn a blind eye to things like poaching and black market trading, at least until they get replaced by new troops during Catching Fire.
The Capitol itself could also be seen as this - for somewhere that is supposedly very privileged, we see several people willing to risk their lives to escape. The fact that Seneca Crane was executed for simply failing at his job implies at least a very restrictive society, where you're watched constantly and not toeing the line has terrible consequences. In Catching Fire, Effie actually says "That sort of thinking...it's forbidden, Peeta. Absolutely." when Peeta tries to hold the Gamemakers accountable for killing children by painting a picture of Rue's death which implies the Capitol citizens may not quite have the freedom Katniss assumes.
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Princess Jasmine, Aladdin. She considers the palace to be a prison because she isn't allowed to leave.
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In XCOM 2, this is the state of the city centers controlled by the ADVENT Administration. The alien regime has rebuilt many cities into shining metropolises filled with parks and monuments to the "Elders," where citizens enjoy a high standard of living, delicious ADVENT Burgers, and free access to gene clinics that have wiped out most diseases. But citizens also live under constant scrutiny and have to go through regular security screenings, heavily-armored ADVENT "peacekeepers" patrol the streets and violently put down any signs of dissent, pets and livestock are forbidden, and those gene clinics are actually a front for the aliens' plan to gather Human Resources. As for those ADVENT Burgers, one character points out it's been a long time since anyone's seen a cow...
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Scarlett of The Power of Five is put in one of these during the fourth book. She actually realizes almost immediately that she is in a prison. A superbly comfortable, incredibly expensive and luxurious prison, but a prison nonetheless. What she doesn't realize is that in this case, "the management" is the Legions of Hell in all but name.
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In Sailor Moon Cosmos Arc Usagi is horrified when she realized she inadvertently created one of these for Chibiusa: yes, she's treated with all the respect due to the heir to the throne, but by wishing she never awakened as a Senshi, Chibiusa never time traveled to the past and gained the experience she needed to be Queen. Usagi left Chibiusa unprepared for battle and vulnerable to brainwashing by Servant Chaos. And all because she didn't want to acknowledge that the Balance Between Good and Evil existed. On a slightly different note, Servant Chaos's power kept Luna, Artemis, and Diana trapped in the restored Moon Palace, unable to help the Senshi much.
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At the end of Tailchaser's Song, Tailchaser temporarily tries out life as a pet when he's reuinited with Hushpad. He finds it suffocating and bland. Tailchaser ends up running off to the wilds again.
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The Soma estate in Fruits Basket is this for Yuki. The reboot's first ending has a scene where he sadly watches his fellow Zodiac members go by outside, wanting to join their fun.
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In Moulin Rouge!, it's clear that Satine sees the glamorous Moulin Rouge (of which she is the star) as her prison — not because she's physically prevented from leaving, but because her only other option is life as a common street prostitute, which would be infinitely worse.
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Firestar considers his life as a kittypet this at the start of Warrior Cats. He has all the food and shelter he could want, but he desires something that being a housecat can't give him and ends up joining a cat colony in the nearby forest.
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The Chronicles of Narnia: In The Horse and His Boy, Rebellious Princess Aravis was to be pawned off as a child bride to the cruel, repulsive Vizier Ahoshta Tarkaan, the second most powerful man in the whole kingdom. She would've been little more than a puppet wife locked in a luxurious palace had she not run away. (Aravis's already married friend Lasaraleen is in a similar situation, though she doesn't seem to mind that much.) Aravis's Wicked Stepmother manipulated Aravis's dad to come up with the arrangement to get rid of a hated stepdaughter.
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In Astro City, Infidel resides in such a place of his own design as part of an arrangement with his archenemy Samaritan. It's a literal palace, floating in another dimension, and due to his magic powers he wants for nothing — even female companionship, as he's constructed homunculi. However, he longs for true freedom and is constantly trying to find a way to bypass the Samaritan's security measures.
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In Queen of Shadows, both the current Queen who Jade has replaced, and her mother before her, grew up cloistered inside their Fortress, for their own protection. And since the last Queen disappeared (presumed dead) when she did leave, Hiruzen has locked the current one in even further.
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The Inexplicable Adventures of Bob!: Galatea gets sentenced to one of these for stupidly unleashing the Butterfly of Iron. The crime was incredibly serious, but Voluptua rationalized that nobody had been seriously hurt and Galatea was a child... and that the cushy prison was of a nature that she would probably learn a valuable lesson from it anyway.
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In Dragon Age II the Kirkwall Circle of Magi has it even worse: not only are the Templars even stricter (verging on psychotic), but over the course of the game the "gilding" on their cage is gradually removed. In Act 2 there's a rather nasty point in which Ser Alrik is implied to be making mages Tranquil so he can use them as sex slaves. By Act 3, mages aren't even permitted to leave their cells. The Circle is even housed in a former prison complex, so the gilding was somewhat limited in the first place.
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Inheritance Cycle: Murtagh was kept confined by the Varden in Eragon after refusing to submit to a Mind Probe. Eragon is very distressed by this, assuming him to be languishing in a cell somewhere. In fact he is very comfortable with his every need catered for, and considers imprisonment somewhat preferable to the treatment he would get from most of the Varden. Not so much in the film.
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In Our Little Adventure, Julie's former boss has been kidnapped by Brian to make drinks for him and Angelo. Judging by how well Angelo tips and the nature of the Souballo Empire, Mr. Patterson is probably living in a Gilded Cage now.
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One new faction type in Stellaris's Synthetic Dawn expansion are "Rogue Servitors," Artificial Intelligences that were gradually given more and more authority over their creators' lives until they eventually came to run the planet. They're not hostile to organics, they simply feel that it's in other species' best interests to let machines run their lives and keep them in pampered but efficient living sectors, and can't fathom why anyone would prioritize independence over such a blissful, carefree existence. And this is actually a game mechanic - Rogue Servitors house any non-robotic species in "Organic Sanctuary" structures, and the greater the ratio of these "bio-trophies" to robots, the happier and more productive those robots are.
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In the original Beauty and the Beast, Belle goes to the Beast's castle to save her father's life. Aside from the Beast asking for her hand in marriage every day, she's got it pretty good; eating rich food, and being waited on hand and foot by the castle's unseen servants.
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In the Touhou series, Flandre Scarlet is confined to her room during the events of Scarlet Devil Mansion, due to her incredibly destructive powers. The room is very lavish, and she is not in want for toys (which she always ends up breaking), but centuries of confinement have taken their toll on her sanity.
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In Mystic Messenger, some of the routes have the main character being kept in one place for her own protection from one thing or another. It is most prevalent in Jumin's route, but the bomb trapping MC in Rika's apartment also counts, and Zen's first bad ending may count depending on interpretation.
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The Red Vixen Adventures: In Captive of the Red Vixen, Rolas' cell on the Scarlet Claw resembles a luxury cruise ship cabin, with entertainment center, Auto-Kitchen, weights and treadmill. And a beacon device for his Shock Collar in the door. But after his escape attempt the entertainment center is deactivated and the kitchen programmed to only produce "prison loaf".
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Mal sees Inara's profession as this in Firefly, disgusted with the lie of her being a paid companion, bound by the rules of her guild and the tastes of her clients, offering the illusion of love in exchange for wealth and luxury. Inara fires back that at least her profession is legal.
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In the beginning of Tangled, Rapunzel's tower is a charming home in a pretty, secluded glade in the forest by a waterfall, and her beloved smother Gothel provides her with just enough in hobbies and housework to keep her content with her situation. Even though Rapunzel can physically leave the tower, Gothel also makes her afraid to do so and, when that stops working, just grounds her... forever.
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Downplayed in Fire Emblem Awakening in Chrom and Gaius's supports. They discuss this trope and Chrom implies that he'd rather be out with normal people than in Ylisse's castle, though he doesn't seem to be very bitter about it.
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In Fallen Kingdom, after the conquest of Sarasaland Princess Daisy is treated relatively well and even acts as an advisor to Morton at times, but she's still a prisoner and would rather see the Koopa Empire fall.
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In Flight of the Navigator, David Freeman is kept in a NASA dormitory with cable television, robot servants, and staff to assist him in all of his needs. He came following his mysterious disappearance and subsequent re-appearance to have his brain scanned for 72 hours, but soon learned that the higher-ups planned to keep him for a week...at least.
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In Yakuza 0, Goro Majima works in the Sotenbori district of Osaka as the manager of a highly popular and financially successful hostess club. Though he is respected and popular in the club, however, he is kept under the thumb of the Shimano crime family, unable to leave Kansai without endangering his life.
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In Illusion of Gaia, Kara constantly tries to escape her father's castle before joining Will and leaving permanently. She even describes it as a "prison of silk and gold".
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Star Trek: Voyager:
In one episode, Janeway's Leonardo da Vinci holodeck program is "kidnapped" from the ship, and enlisted by Tau, an alien merchant, to design things for him. Janeway attempts to convince Leonardo she is freeing him from Tau's imprisonment. Leonardo, as an artist from Renaissance-era Italy, sees Tau as a wealthy patron with unlimited resources who lets him create to his heart's content, and insists "if this is a cage, it is a cage of gold!"
In another episode, "Displaced", the entire Voyager crew is transported one-by-one off the ship and placed within a prison habitat environmentally-controlled to parameters that the alien kidnappers found would be a good fit for their crew. Afterwards, one of them shows up to tell them that they ought to be grateful...
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DFZ: Opal was a Lonely Rich Kid who was given absolutely everything her parents thought she wanted, but never anything she actually wanted.
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In the first Gor book the Big Bad has an actual gilded cage that he keeps one of his slaves in.
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Tales of the Abyss has Luke, who is not allowed to leave the family manor due to his kidnapping seven years earlier, to prevent such a tragedy from occuring again. He's so sheltered that not only does he not have basic knowledge of things like stores, he does not know what the city he lives in looks like.
Emperor Peony has the same problem. He was kept in a manor house smaller than Luke's as a child, and had to get some of the local children to help him sneak out and see the town. Now, he lives in the royal palace, and he can go places on official business, but never unaccompanied, and he doesn't seem to have much appreciation for the opulence of his surroundings given the life they represent. He also still sneaks out to wander the city now and then, much to the dismay of everyone else.
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In Dragonvarld, the Parliament of Dragons plans this for Melisande. They're not willing to have her wander around free with her magic, and they want her to give birth to a similarly-empowered son whom they can train "properly", but insist that she'll be "given the best of everything". It doesn't come to pass, because she dies in childbirth after the pregnancy plan gets implemented without her knowing consent.
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Merlin (1998): King Vortigern keeps Nimue in a gilded cage, to ensure that her father stays loyal to him.
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In the 1632 series, several citizens from the United States of Europe go to London. They are housed in the Tower of London and treated well (for the times at least), but they cannot leave. The characters are imprisoned there for several books.
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Repo! The Genetic Opera has Shilo Wallace, a 17 year old girl who, due to a blood condition she apparently has, spends her entire life inside her own home by her father, unable to leave. It's especially evident how much of a prisoner she is when it turns out her Dad was lying about her illness and poisoning her meds, just to keep her there with him.
Perhaps a more on-the-nose example comes in Blind Mag, a prisoner of sorts to Rotti Largo due to a contract she signed forcing her to be a singer for them in exchange for eyesight. She's treated as a celebrity but she's miserable nonetheless.
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Another Batman example — in Batman Incorporated, after Talia usurps Ra's Al Ghul's control of the League of Assassins and absorbs it into Leviathan, they have him locked up in a cell that, at the very least, is well stocked with books, a chess set, and has a panoramic view of the surrounding mountains. Ra's himself even says that it's not that bad.
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In Cursery: The Crooked Man, this becomes an important plot point. Cheryl was feeling smothered and trapped in the chateau by her fiance, who had been obsessively keeping her from visiting her village, that she escaped from their chateau one night. He was chasing her down to bring her back to the chateau when she stepped on loose ground and fell off a cliff to her death. This drove Blaise insane with grief.
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In an episode of Spongebob Squarepants, Plankton wins Spongebob's contract in a poker game and imprisons him in the Chum Bucket until he starts making Krabby Patties. To entice Spongebob to be more co-operative, Plankton starts catering to his every whim. This soon backfires when Spongebob turns into a spoiled brat to the point where Plankton begs Mr. Krabs to take him off his hands.
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In the Gravity Falls Grand Finale "Weirdmaggedon", Bill Cipher traps Mabel Pines in a bubble that houses Mabeland, a world that is a fusion between this trope and Lotus-Eater Machine. She is rescued from the bubble in the second part of the finale.
In a way, Pacifica's life. She is from the richest family in town and she has a high social standing. In exchange for this however, she has highly Abusive Parents and her family's history is filled with evil acts.
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Star Trek: The Next Generation:
During the second part of "Chain of Command", Gul Madred offers a tortured Picard a choice of luxury or more torture. Had Picard taken him up on that offer, he would have had comfortable digs near the Cardassian capital, with all the food he would eat and opportunities to pursue his hobby of archaeology. But for all intents and purposes, he would still be a prisoner of Cardassia.
During "Face of the Enemy", Stefan De Seve, a Starfleet ensign, is arrested for treason for defecting to the Romulan Star Empire. He is kept in actual crew quarters instead of a brig.
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