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19th Jul '16 5:33:40 PM phylos
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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]]]].

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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]]...Charlie]]... [[DirtyCoward not so much]]]].
30th Jun '16 4:42:32 PM HeroGal2347
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* ''Series/TheATeam'' once did this to a perp. In order to get him to talk they tied him to railway tracks at the end of a tunnel. He wouldn't talk at first, but soon he noticed a train approaching from the far end of the tunnel and told Hannibal everything he wanted to know, only for Hannibal to leave that guy tied to the tracks. Of course it was then revealed that the oncoming train [[BigShadowLittleCreature was just Murdock on a bike, complete with a high-powered lamp, a fake chimney and a tape player with train sound effects]].

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* ''Series/TheATeam'' once did this to a perp. perp in "[[Recap/TheATeamS3E1BulletsAndBikinis Bullets and Bikinis]]". In order to get him Councilman Prescott to talk sign a paper they tied him to railway tracks at the end of a tunnel. He wouldn't talk at first, but soon he noticed a train approaching from the far end of the tunnel and told Hannibal everything he wanted to know, signed it, only for Hannibal to leave that guy him tied to the tracks. Of course it was then revealed that the oncoming train [[BigShadowLittleCreature was just Murdock on a bike, complete with a high-powered lamp, a fake chimney and a tape player with train sound effects]].



* Parodied in the song "Along Came Jones", first a hit for The Coasters and later covered by Music/RayStevens. The song tells of a man who is watching TV when he sees three different shows in which a Damsn thelInDistress is held by a villain, and rescued at the last second by a MartyStu named Jones. In the third verse, the damsel is tied to a railroad track.

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* Parodied in the song "Along Came Jones", first a hit for The Coasters and later covered by Music/RayStevens. The song tells of a man who is watching TV when he sees three different shows in which a Damsn thelInDistress DamselInDistress is held by a villain, and rescued at the last second by a MartyStu named Jones. In the third verse, the damsel is tied to a railroad track.
20th Jun '16 12:20:30 AM foxley
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* ''WesternAnimation/NumbChucks'': In "Hunk O Chuck", Fungus is MistakenForDying. To help him cross something off his BucketList, Dilweed kidnaps Burford and dresses him as a woman before tying him to the railway track so Fungus can fulfill his ambition of recuing a damsel who has been tied to railroad. HilarityEnsues.
3rd Jun '16 10:17:45 AM Chariset
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Usually the trains used in this trope would be powered by old-time steam engines, but a few modern uses/parodies would use more modern diesel locomotives instead. It's also a hazard for characters in a MouseWorld, who may have this happen to them with toy trains, let alone real ones.

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Usually the trains used in this trope would be powered by old-time steam engines, but a few modern uses/parodies would use more modern diesel locomotives instead. It's also a hazard for characters in a MouseWorld, who may have this happen to them enough difficulty with toy trains, let alone real ones.
5th May '16 10:10:54 PM tropetrooper46
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* In the spanish Telenova "Angel Rebelda" The Character Crystal ties another charcater, Patricia, to the railway for betraying and lying to her throughout the series. Patricia begs to be let go but Crystal leaves he there to die and Crystal drives off in Patricia's car and Patricia is shown giving one final shout before her off screen death.

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* In the spanish Telenova "Angel Rebelda" Rebeldw" The Character Crystal ties another charcater, Patricia, to the railway as revenge for betraying and lying to her throughout the series. Patricia begs to be let go but Crystal leaves he her there to die and Crystal drives off in Patricia's car and car.Patricia is shown giving one final shout before her off screen death.
5th May '16 10:08:00 PM tropetrooper46
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5th May '16 10:07:59 PM tropetrooper46
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* In the spanish Telenova "Angel Rebelda" The Character Crystal ties another charcater, Patricia, to the railway for betraying and lying to her throughout the series. Patricia begs to be let go but Crystal leaves he there to die and Crystal drives off in Patricia's car and Patricia is shown giving one final shout before her off screen death.



* Parodied in the song "Along Came Jones", first a hit for The Coasters and later covered by Music/RayStevens. The song tells of a man who is watching TV when he sees three different shows in which a DamselInDistress is held by a villain, and rescued at the last second by a MartyStu named Jones. In the third verse, the damsel is tied to a railroad track.

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* Parodied in the song "Along Came Jones", first a hit for The Coasters and later covered by Music/RayStevens. The song tells of a man who is watching TV when he sees three different shows in which a DamselInDistress Damsn thelInDistress is held by a villain, and rescued at the last second by a MartyStu named Jones. In the third verse, the damsel is tied to a railroad track.
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.
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