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25th Apr '16 10:47:10 AM erforce
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-->-- '''Khallos''', ''VideoGame/TimeSplitters: Future Perfect''

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-->-- '''Khallos''', ''VideoGame/TimeSplitters: Future Perfect''
''VideoGame/TimeSplittersFuturePerfect''



* In the original ''WayOfTheSamurai'', the ''main character'' can end up tied to a railroad track if the player makes some bad decisions early on. It's also possible to get yourself ''killed'' this way by [[TooDumbToLive refusing the rescue attempt]].

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* In the original ''WayOfTheSamurai'', ''VideoGame/WayOfTheSamurai'', the ''main character'' can end up tied to a railroad track if the player makes some bad decisions early on. It's also possible to get yourself ''killed'' this way by [[TooDumbToLive refusing the rescue attempt]].



* The quote above is from the 70s Bond-parody level in ''VideoGame/TimeSplitters: Future Perfect''. Where your sidekick's partner/girlfriend had been captured and tied to the tracks. After beating the boss, they manage to stop the train...nowhere near close to hitting her.

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* The quote above is from the 70s Bond-parody level in ''VideoGame/TimeSplitters: Future Perfect''.''VideoGame/TimeSplittersFuturePerfect''. Where your sidekick's partner/girlfriend had been captured and tied to the tracks. After beating the boss, they manage to stop the train...nowhere near close to hitting her.



* In an ''TruckBearingKibble'' [[http://truckbearingkibble.com/comic/2008/09/22/doctor-anachronismus/ comic]], an anachronistic DastardlyWhiplash villain ties a woman to a hover-train track.

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* In an ''TruckBearingKibble'' ''Webcomic/TruckBearingKibble'' [[http://truckbearingkibble.com/comic/2008/09/22/doctor-anachronismus/ comic]], an anachronistic DastardlyWhiplash villain ties a woman to a hover-train track.



** This was also subverted in ''LooneyTunesBackInAction'', when the Evil ACME Chairman, among one of the many classic tricks for D.J.'s father Damian to meet his doom, ties Damian to the railroad tracks, where the streamlined ACME Train of Death is hurtling towards him. If that doesn't kill him, the surrounding dynamite would. (Wile E. Coyote is also driving the train.) However, Damian is saved in the nick of time, and the train eventually crashes (thanks to it running into some dynamite).

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** This was also subverted in ''LooneyTunesBackInAction'', ''Film/LooneyTunesBackInAction'', when the Evil ACME Chairman, among one of the many classic tricks for D.J.'s father Damian to meet his doom, ties Damian to the railroad tracks, where the streamlined ACME Train of Death is hurtling towards him. If that doesn't kill him, the surrounding dynamite would. (Wile E. Coyote is also driving the train.) However, Damian is saved in the nick of time, and the train eventually crashes (thanks to it running into some dynamite).
15th Apr '16 11:15:15 PM ConnorDavisMurphy
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* ''Webcomic/TheWorldIsFlat'' plays with this [[http://theworldisflatcomics.tumblr.com/post/139682854627/mellow-drama-tumblr-twitter-instagram here.]]
1st Apr '16 2:23:45 AM Morgenthaler
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* Parodied in ''DudleyDoRight'', where the villain Snidely Whiplash is found to have this "thing" about tying ladies to railroad tracks. In one episode it's treated almost as [[FreudianExcuse a creepy, fetish-like obsession stemming from his lonely childhood.]] (Incidentally, he at one time not only tied three women to railroad tracks (including Nell), but also a man, Horse, Inspector Fenwick...and himself...)

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* Parodied in ''DudleyDoRight'', ''WesternAnimation/DudleyDoRight'', where the villain Snidely Whiplash is found to have this "thing" about tying ladies to railroad tracks. In one episode it's treated almost as [[FreudianExcuse a creepy, fetish-like obsession stemming from his lonely childhood.]] (Incidentally, he at one time not only tied three women to railroad tracks (including Nell), but also a man, Horse, Inspector Fenwick...and himself...)



* In ''{{Popeye}}'', this was Bluto's first very first method of capturing Olive. There he tied her up ''with the tracks''. Olive Oyl would pull her arms out of the constricting tracks to wave and holler, then ''put them back into the tracks''. How does Popeye save her? By ''punching the train into scrap with '''''one''''' blow!''
* In the second of the RogerRabbitShorts, made after the success of ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'', Roger and Baby Herman end up on a roller coaster. Out of nowhere, about half way through the skit, Jessica Rabbit turns up tied to the roller coaster by Droopy wearing a top hat and big mustache. After passing this Roger and Herman even give an AsideGlance because of how random this is.
* Played straight in the old ''WesternAnimation/{{X-Men}}'' cartoon with Jubilee [[BoundAndGagged tied up]] on the subway tracks. [[spoiler: It was only a mental image of Jubilee implanted in {{Wolverine}}'s mind so he'd get splatted trying to save her, though.]]

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* In ''{{Popeye}}'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Popeye}}'', this was Bluto's first very first method of capturing Olive. There he tied her up ''with the tracks''. Olive Oyl would pull her arms out of the constricting tracks to wave and holler, then ''put them back into the tracks''. How does Popeye save her? By ''punching the train into scrap with '''''one''''' blow!''
* In the second of the RogerRabbitShorts, WesternAnimation/RogerRabbitShorts, made after the success of ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'', Roger and Baby Herman end up on a roller coaster. Out of nowhere, about half way through the skit, Jessica Rabbit turns up tied to the roller coaster by Droopy wearing a top hat and big mustache. After passing this Roger and Herman even give an AsideGlance because of how random this is.
* Played straight in the old ''WesternAnimation/{{X-Men}}'' ''WesternAnimation/XMen'' cartoon with Jubilee [[BoundAndGagged tied up]] on the subway tracks. [[spoiler: It was only a mental image of Jubilee implanted in {{Wolverine}}'s mind so he'd get splatted trying to save her, though.]]



* Happens to Scoutmaster Lumpus on ''CampLazlo'' after he is captured by the clowns of Slapstick Mountain.

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* Happens to Scoutmaster Lumpus on ''CampLazlo'' ''WesternAnimation/CampLazlo'' after he is captured by the clowns of Slapstick Mountain.



* A mass version of this trope is used in Book Four ''TheLegendOfKorra'' to make AnOfferYouCantRefuse. Kuvira uses [[ExtraOreDinary metalbending]] to attach a group of bandits' wrists to a set of train tracks. Either they take the chance for 'rehabilitation' and pledge their allegiance to her, or she'll simply leave them behind. They take the offer.

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* A mass version of this trope is used in Book Four ''TheLegendOfKorra'' ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' to make AnOfferYouCantRefuse. Kuvira uses [[ExtraOreDinary metalbending]] to attach a group of bandits' wrists to a set of train tracks. Either they take the chance for 'rehabilitation' and pledge their allegiance to her, or she'll simply leave them behind. They take the offer.
19th Feb '16 3:13:54 PM Snipertoaster
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* This crops up in ''Film/KingsmanTheSecretService'' where the three candidates for the position of Lancelot end up drugged and [[TheHero Eggsy]] ends up tied to a track by a man demanding to know about Kingsman and Harry Hart. [[spoiler: This ends up being a SecretTestOfCharacter to see how devoted the candidates are. Eggsy and [[LittleMissBadass Roxy]] pass with flying colours. [[TheBully Gary]]... [[DirtyCoward not so much]]]].
19th Feb '16 2:35:45 AM foxley
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* ''Series/TheDoctorBlakeMysteries'': This is what the kidnapper plans to do to his victim if the ransom is not paid in "Lucky Numbers". His wording is how Lucien realises that she is being held in the railway yards.
31st Jan '16 6:45:36 PM GrammarNavi
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* Played completely straight in TadWilliams' ''River of Blue Fire'' series. However, since the villain in question is [[spoiler: the bored, sociopathic god of a virtual world]] the women end up run over, multiple times.

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* Played completely straight in TadWilliams' Creator/TadWilliams' ''River of Blue Fire'' series. However, since the villain in question is [[spoiler: the bored, sociopathic god of a virtual world]] the women end up run over, multiple times.
12th Jan '16 4:33:20 PM nombretomado
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* This trope makes an appearance in ''{{Runescape}}'' where the player has to rescue one of the goblins who is tied to a railway.

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* This trope makes an appearance in ''{{Runescape}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Runescape}}'' where the player has to rescue one of the goblins who is tied to a railway.
2nd Jan '16 4:32:01 PM ctempire
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* Parodied in the ''WesternAnimation/CatDog'' episode "Silents Please!". [=CatDog=] saves a woman tied to the railroad tracks, but it is revealed that this is part of a filming set. Cat puts her back to the railroad tracks and leaves, while she gets run over by the train.
1st Dec '15 6:03:45 PM Geoduck
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** Addams also did one where a Snidely Whiplash-type villain is seen headed down into a subway station with a bound and gagged heroine slung over one shoulder.

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** Addams also did one where a [[DastardlyWhiplash Snidely Whiplash-type villain villain]] is seen headed down into a subway station with a bound and gagged heroine slung over one shoulder.
21st Nov '15 7:28:37 AM Prfnoff
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* The trailer for the film ''Literature/{{Trainspotting}}'' consists of a postscript scene (not in either the book or the film itself) of Renton (EwanMcGregor) tied to a railway line, and telling the audience how the other characters caught him and did this to punish him for the final events in the film itself. Possibly done to relate the title to the film and avoid confusion.

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* The trailer for the film ''Literature/{{Trainspotting}}'' consists of a postscript scene (not in either the book or the film itself) of Renton (EwanMcGregor) (Creator/EwanMcGregor) tied to a railway line, and telling the audience how the other characters caught him and did this to punish him for the final events in the film itself. Possibly done to relate the title to the film and avoid confusion.
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