14 Freaky Sci-Fi And Fantasy Prisons
With sci-fi prison caper Lockout escaping into cinemas this week, we have a look at some other extreme penitentiaries…
Words by: Dave Golder (DG) and Jordan Farley (JF)
1 Magneto’s Plastic Cell
From: X-Men/X2 (2000/2003)
When you have to have a prison especially built for you, you know you’re big league. But else can the authorities do when they want to stop Magneto, Master of Magnetism from escaping, other than build a plastic pen, suspended in a vast void well away from any metal? Not taking any chances, Professor X even has a plastic wheelchair built so he can visit his old mate.
But while the security team presumably made sure none of his visitors had fillings or pacemakers, they didn’t realise that Mystique had secretly injected sneaky amounts of iron into the blood of one of the guards. “Result!” thinks Eric, instantly sensing the contraband mineral, telekinetically ripping it from the guard’s body and turning it into a floating platform and deadly projectiles. DG
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