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31st Aug '17 12:31:02 PM FordPrefect
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If used as a means of escape, may end with the character being BuriedAlive -- but not for long. A subtrope -- and a subversion -- of ZippingUpTheBodybag.

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If used as a means of escape, may end with the character being BuriedAlive -- but not for long. A subtrope -- and a subversion -- of ZippingUpTheBodybag.
ZippingUpTheBodybag. See also CoffinContraband.
9th Oct '16 4:59:18 AM Morgenthaler
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* Dr. Griffin does this in ''KateModern'' to escape from an Order facility.

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* Dr. Griffin does this in ''KateModern'' ''WebVideo/KateModern'' to escape from an Order facility.
16th Sep '16 1:43:15 AM PaulA
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* In the backstory of Creator/JohnDicksonCarr's novel ''The Hollow Man'', this is part of the story that leads to the killer's vengeful motivation. Three brothers escaped from a prison by feigning death and allowing themselves to be BuriedAlive, but the one who managed to escape from his coffin first ran away and left the other two to die. One survived and pursued him.

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* In the backstory of Creator/JohnDicksonCarr's Literature/DrGideonFell novel ''The Hollow Man'', this is part of the story that leads to the killer's vengeful motivation. Three brothers escaped from a prison by feigning death and allowing themselves to be BuriedAlive, but the one who managed to escape from his coffin first ran away and left the other two to die. One survived and pursued him.
6th Jul '16 1:56:55 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the fluff of ''TabletopGame/PsionicsTheNextStageInHumanEvolution'' an organization poses as a team of exterminators and removes tranquilized espers from a safehouse by smuggling them in equipment bags.

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* In the fluff of ''TabletopGame/PsionicsTheNextStageInHumanEvolution'' an organization poses as a team of exterminators and removes tranquilized espers from a safehouse by smuggling them in equipment bags.

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26th Jun '16 2:06:01 PM Dutchtica
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* Though no bodybag is used, the protagonist of ''VideoGame/PlanescapeTorment'' looks ghastly enough to pass as a corpse, and can have himself smuggled into the local morgue when required.
20th Jun '16 5:57:58 AM Hjortron18
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* Hilariously used in ''Film/JohnnyEnglishReborn'', when the title character smuggles himself into the secret base.
22nd May '16 7:52:12 AM WillBGood
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* Used in ''Film/TheFirstGreatTrainRobbery'' to smuggle one of the thieves aboard the baggage car.

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* Used in ''Film/TheFirstGreatTrainRobbery'' ''[[Literature/TheGreatTrainRobbery The First Great Train Robbery]]'' to smuggle one of the thieves aboard the baggage car.
17th Apr '16 10:12:30 PM foxley
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* ''Series/TheNewAvengers'': In "Hostage", Purdey's kidnappers carry her out of her flat hidden in a coffin.
26th Mar '16 10:08:12 PM JackG
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* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''. The Initiative shoot Werewolf!Oz with a TranquilizerDart, then put him in a bodybag to smuggle him off the Sunnydale college campus. As tensions are high among the Initiative soldiers because one of their own was recently killed by a wolf-like demon, the use of a bodybag is ominous.
23rd Nov '15 11:59:55 AM TheRedRedKroovy
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* One mission in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'' has Michael infiltrating a city morgue in order to uncover dirt on a suspected terrorist for his FIB handler Dave Norton. He does this by getting a TapOnTheHead from Dave, then sent to the morgue as a John Doe, where he gets up on the slab and scares the living daylights out of the morticians. Notably, if you tilt your head with the right analog stick, you'll get unique dialogue from the doctors about how his corpse is "reanimating", while if you wait too long to get up, the doctors will start cutting you open and kill you for real.
* ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedSyndicate'' has this as a unique kill opportunity. During the Lambeth Asylum assassination, Jacob can slip into the morgue and hide on a gurney, whereupon he's brought upstairs to his target, a MadDoctor who's giving a medical presentation. The doctor first notices something is wrong when he sees that his "corpse" is still wearing boots...
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