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5th Dec '16 11:46:37 AM Morgenthaler
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* When Carl Lyons is handcuffed by Vietnamese intelligence agents in the first Able Team spin-off novel of ''Literature/TheExecutioner'' series, he knows from his prior experience as an LAPD cop that crazies can break handcuffs and decides to find out if he's crazy enough. [[BadAss He is]]. Later Carl discovers the cuffs were "Made in Vietnam" and dismisses them as "[[MadeInCountryX cheap imitations]]".

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* When Carl Lyons is handcuffed by Vietnamese intelligence agents in the first Able Team spin-off novel of ''Literature/TheExecutioner'' series, he knows from his prior experience as an LAPD cop that crazies can break handcuffs and decides to find out if he's crazy enough. [[BadAss He is]].is. Later Carl discovers the cuffs were "Made in Vietnam" and dismisses them as "[[MadeInCountryX cheap imitations]]".



* In ''AmericanTabloid'' and ''TheColdSixThousand'', Big Pete Bondurant does this whenever he is arrested. It's treated as a parlor trick to impress whatever cops arrested him rather than a feat of determination and strength. [[BadAss Of course, the fact that Bondurant is able to do this so casually only makes this more impressive]].

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* In ''AmericanTabloid'' and ''TheColdSixThousand'', Big Pete Bondurant does this whenever he is arrested. It's treated as a parlor trick to impress whatever cops arrested him rather than a feat of determination and strength. [[BadAss Of course, the fact that Bondurant is able to do this so casually only makes this more impressive]].impressive.
19th Nov '16 1:27:01 AM Morgenthaler
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19th Nov '16 1:26:44 AM Morgenthaler
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** Sanosuke also exploded the front of his prison cell when he got annoyed at someone. Yes, exploded it. [[{{Badass}} With his fist.]]

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** Sanosuke also exploded the front of his prison cell when he got annoyed at someone. Yes, exploded it. [[{{Badass}} With his fist.]]



* In ''ComicBook/BatmanYearOne'', Bruce Wayne is arrested after his first unsuccessful attempt at crimefighting and has to break a pair of handcuffs [[{{Badass}} after being shot in the shoulder.]] Once he develops the Batman identity, he makes sure there are plenty of lockpicks in the suit.

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* In ''ComicBook/BatmanYearOne'', Bruce Wayne is arrested after his first unsuccessful attempt at crimefighting and has to break a pair of handcuffs [[{{Badass}} after being shot in the shoulder.]] shoulder. Once he develops the Batman identity, he makes sure there are plenty of lockpicks in the suit.
16th Nov '16 5:09:52 AM Ambaryerno
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* Subdued example in ''Comicbook/AllNewWolverine'':
** Laura allows herself to be cuffed by Mooney in issue 2 when she arrives at Alchemax Genetics' headquarters while investigating the Paris attack. Emphasis on ''allows''. Once everyone is satisfied she's exactly who she says she is, she makes it ''very'' clear one ''[[AudibleSharpness snikt]]'' later that she was always in control.
** Issue 14: [[spoiler: After being arrested by S.H.I.E.L.D. for massacring a town under the effects of the trigger scent, Laura is forced to escape when Fury refuses to pursue the culprits when they flee towards Madripoor. Laura puts her flexibility on display by working her cuffed hands out from behind her back so she can slice through her restraints with her foot claws.]]
6th Nov '16 12:57:22 PM ultimomant
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* In ''Film/{{Spectre}}'', James Bond at one point gets captured by some mooks who zip tie his hands together and put a black bag over his head. As soon as the van stops and they attempt to march him out, he kicks their asses, then breaks the zip tie with no effort before removing the bag.
21st Oct '16 3:25:11 PM AlienPatch
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* In ''Comicbook/TheLifeAndTimesOfScroogeMcDuck'', Soapy Slick chains Scrooge to the chimneys of a steamboat, and taunting him with Scrooge's family letters letters, revealing that his mother had died, pushes him into RoaringRampageOfRevenge mode. Scrooge doesn't just [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/8d50b98595cb2e642cd67848c19ca8a8.jpg break the chains]], ''he breaks the ship''. [[spoiler:After bringing down the entire steamboat around himself, Scrooge then proceeds to cause so much destruction the townspeople think a tidal wave hit them. Note that the town is ''twelve hundred miles'' upriver from the ocean.]]

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* In ''Comicbook/TheLifeAndTimesOfScroogeMcDuck'', Soapy Slick chains Scrooge to the chimneys of a steamboat, and taunting him with Scrooge's family letters letters, revealing that his mother had died, pushes him into RoaringRampageOfRevenge mode. Scrooge doesn't just [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/8d50b98595cb2e642cd67848c19ca8a8.jpg break the chains]], ''he breaks the ship''. [[spoiler:After bringing down the entire steamboat around himself, Scrooge then proceeds to cause so much destruction the townspeople think a tidal wave hit them. Note that the town is ''twelve hundred miles'' upriver from the ocean.]]
19th Oct '16 1:26:00 PM Pysiewicz
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* ''TabletopGame/TheWitcherGameOfImagination'' inverts it to the point of a deconstruction. The spell ''Fire net'' binds its target and that's about all it does. Any attempt of movement will deal d3 damage. Breaking free? [[NiceJobBreakingItHero That's 2d6 damage]] - almost half of the maximum possible [[HitPoints Vitality]] the average character will have.
24th Sep '16 7:33:47 AM Tron80
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** In ''Supergirl vol 6 #17, Franchise/WonderWoman [[http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-oMXaJeMwNWQ/USVcCNadxTI/AAAAAAAAW3E/kiMFthrj9Hk/s1600/sg+17+3.jpg binds Supergirl]]. After a few moments, though, Kara [[http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Y4G87r4s06o/USVcJabckFI/AAAAAAAAW3M/7QkYhNZzLW4/s1600/sg+17+4.jpg uses a burst of sunlight]] to free herself.
* Kara does this in the [[http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-DtOFcA6pawc/VBgU4FZi3BI/AAAAAAAAfxM/6cyu2FTSwa4/s1600/SG_Cv37.jpg cover]] of ''Supergirl vol 6 #37'' which harkens back to Superman #223 ''Kryptonite Nevermore''.

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** In ''Supergirl vol 6 #17, #17'', Franchise/WonderWoman [[http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-oMXaJeMwNWQ/USVcCNadxTI/AAAAAAAAW3E/kiMFthrj9Hk/s1600/sg+17+3.jpg binds Supergirl]]. After a few moments, though, Kara [[http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Y4G87r4s06o/USVcJabckFI/AAAAAAAAW3M/7QkYhNZzLW4/s1600/sg+17+4.jpg uses a burst of sunlight]] to free herself.
* ** Kara does this in the [[http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-DtOFcA6pawc/VBgU4FZi3BI/AAAAAAAAfxM/6cyu2FTSwa4/s1600/SG_Cv37.jpg cover]] of ''Supergirl vol 6 #37'' which harkens back to Superman #223 ''Kryptonite Nevermore''.
24th Sep '16 7:32:58 AM Tron80
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* ''Superman #223'' [[http://www.comics.org/details.lasso?id=23959 cover]] was the beginning of the ''Kryptonite Nevermore'' arc which launched UsefulNotes/TheBronzeAgeOfComicBooks in ''Superman''.

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* ** ''Superman #223'' [[http://www.comics.org/details.lasso?id=23959 cover]] was the beginning of the ''Kryptonite Nevermore'' arc which launched UsefulNotes/TheBronzeAgeOfComicBooks in ''Superman''.
24th Sep '16 7:28:17 AM Tron80
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[[quoteright:350:[[ComicBook/{{Superman}} http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/breakingthebonds_4686.jpg]]]]

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* [[http://www.comics.org/details.lasso?id=23959 This cover]] launched UsefulNotes/TheBronzeAgeOfComicBooks in ''Comicbook/{{Superman}}''.

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* Franchise/{{Superman}}:
* ''Superman #223''
[[http://www.comics.org/details.lasso?id=23959 This cover]] was the beginning of the ''Kryptonite Nevermore'' arc which launched UsefulNotes/TheBronzeAgeOfComicBooks in ''Comicbook/{{Superman}}''.''Superman''.



* Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}:
** In ''Supergirl vol 5 # 2'', Cassie Sandsmark alias Comicbook/WonderGirl binds Supergirl with her magic, unbreakable lasso. Supergirl shrugs it off.
** In ''Supergirl vol 6 #17, Franchise/WonderWoman [[http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-oMXaJeMwNWQ/USVcCNadxTI/AAAAAAAAW3E/kiMFthrj9Hk/s1600/sg+17+3.jpg binds Supergirl]]. After a few moments, though, Kara [[http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Y4G87r4s06o/USVcJabckFI/AAAAAAAAW3M/7QkYhNZzLW4/s1600/sg+17+4.jpg uses a burst of sunlight]] to free herself.
* Kara does this in the [[http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-DtOFcA6pawc/VBgU4FZi3BI/AAAAAAAAfxM/6cyu2FTSwa4/s1600/SG_Cv37.jpg cover]] of ''Supergirl vol 6 #37'' which harkens back to Superman #223 ''Kryptonite Nevermore''.



* {{Supergirl}} breaks her bonds in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9OWjNpXR8m4 this fan video]].

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* {{Supergirl}} Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} breaks her bonds in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9OWjNpXR8m4 this fan video]].
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