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18th Jan '17 1:28:36 PM MiddleEighth
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*Averted hilariously in ''Fanfic/TheKeysStandAlone: The Soft World''; while Gothmarik Citadel is loaded with deathtraps, Ringo [[MindOverMatter telekinetically disables all of them]] (except one he missed) before the four even get to the citadel.
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27th Dec '16 4:23:24 AM GigaHand
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* ''Franchise/DanganRonpa'' features these frequently, as a way to execute those who lose the {{Deadly Game}}s the series is based around. As such, [[CharactersDroppingLikeFlies they have a remarkably high success rate]].
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13th Dec '16 10:14:18 AM Tron80
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* Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}: In ''Adventure Comics'' #400, the titular heroine is at the mercy of revenge-hungry villain Black Flame: trapped in a locked room, unconscious and sprinkled with Green Kryptonite. However Black Flame doesn't "want her go that easily", so she orders her hired guns to hurry up and bring Supergirl to an elaborate death trap involving a giant bowling lane and oversized bowling pins. Supergirl survives but she is immobilized, rendered unconscious and brought to another death trap (this time consisting of a giant crossbow) from which she also breaks free.

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In ''Adventure Comics'' #400, the titular heroine is at the mercy of revenge-hungry villain Black Flame: trapped in a locked room, unconscious and sprinkled with Green Kryptonite. However Black Flame doesn't "want her go that easily", so she orders her hired guns to hurry up and bring Supergirl to an elaborate death trap involving a giant bowling lane and oversized bowling pins. Supergirl survives but she is immobilized, rendered unconscious and brought to another death trap (this time consisting of a giant crossbow) from which she also breaks free.free.
** In ''[[Comicbook/{{Supergirl 1982}} Supergirl Volume 2]]'' #20 super-villain Parasite builds a floating metal coffin to throw a depowered Supergirl in.
24th Nov '16 11:03:15 AM nombretomado
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* {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d and mercilessly parodied in the ''AustinPowers'' films. See this exchange from the first movie:

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* {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d and mercilessly parodied in the ''AustinPowers'' ''Film/AustinPowers'' films. See this exchange from the [[Film/AustinPowersInternationalManOfMystery first movie:movie]]:
17th Nov '16 2:27:50 AM Tron80
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* Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}: In ''Adventure Comics'' #400, the titular heroine is at the mercy of revenge-hungry villain Black Flame: trapped in a locked room, unconscious and sprinkled with Green Kryptonite. However Black Flame doesn't "want her go that easily", so she orders her hired guns to hurry up and bring Supergirl to an elaborate death trap involving a giant bowling lane and oversized bowling pins. Supergirl survives but she is immobilized, rendered unconscious and brought to another death trap (this time consisting of a giant crossbow) from which she also breaks free.
17th Nov '16 1:24:02 AM Tron80
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** Lex Luthor and Comicbook/DoctorOttopus' warehouse. When Franchise/SpiderMan sneaked in the place, he found himself in a dark corridor. Then the door shut behind him suddenly. Then he found out about the machine guns in the floorboards, the electrified walls and the red-hot ceiling, and his spider-sense warned him about wire screen designed to slice him apart.

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** Lex Luthor and Comicbook/DoctorOttopus' Comicbook/DoctorOctopus' warehouse. When Franchise/SpiderMan sneaked in the place, he found himself in a dark corridor. Then the door shut behind him suddenly. Then he found out about the machine guns in the floorboards, the electrified walls and the red-hot ceiling, and his spider-sense warned him about wire screen designed to slice him apart.
17th Nov '16 1:21:45 AM Tron80
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-->-- '''Doctor Regulus''', ''ComicBook/{{Legion of Super-Heroes}}''

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-->-- '''Doctor Regulus''', ''ComicBook/{{Legion of Super-Heroes}}''
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* Although victim to the usual power fluctuation of comic book universes, Franchise/TheDCU's {{ComicBook/Darkseid}} never attempts to kill Comicbook/{{Superman}} by using his consistently effective vaporizing Omega Beam. Rather, he prefers to inflict pain by slow and agonizing methods, from which Superman inevitably breaks free.

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** In ''ComicBook/DeathOfTheFamily'', [[spoiler: Catwoman gets trapped in a centrifuge by the Joker. The idea is to be spin her around really fast until it kills her. Just when she's about to escape that, the centrifuge get flooded in an attempt to drown her. She escapes that too]].
* Although victim to the usual power fluctuation of comic book universes, Franchise/TheDCU's {{ComicBook/Darkseid}} never attempts to kill Comicbook/{{Superman}} Franchise/{{Superman}} by using his consistently effective vaporizing Omega Beam. Rather, he prefers to inflict pain by slow and agonizing methods, from which Superman inevitably breaks free.free.
* In ''Comicbook/SupermanVsTheAmazingSpiderMan'':
** Comicbook/LexLuthor's submarine mecha's cockpit was armed with a network of lasers strong enough to kill Franchise/{{Superman}}.
** Lex Luthor and Comicbook/DoctorOttopus' warehouse. When Franchise/SpiderMan sneaked in the place, he found himself in a dark corridor. Then the door shut behind him suddenly. Then he found out about the machine guns in the floorboards, the electrified walls and the red-hot ceiling, and his spider-sense warned him about wire screen designed to slice him apart.



* In ''ComicBook/DeathOfTheFamily'', [[spoiler: Catwoman gets trapped in a centrifuge by the Joker. The idea is to be spin her around really fast until it kills her. Just when she's about to escape that, the centrifuge get flooded in an attempt to drown her. She escapes that too]].
15th Oct '16 1:28:00 AM KhymChanur
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* Can actually be {{justified}} in ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'': if a wizard sees their death coming, they can cast a powerful DyingCurse at their enemy. However, if you leave the wizard in a Death Trap and then slip away [[LayeredWorld to another plane of reality]] before the wizard dies you'll be beyond the reach of their curse.
9th Oct '16 5:01:54 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''TheGoodies'': MadScientist Rat Fink Petal tries to kill the Goodies with a simultaneous pair of deathtraps: a bathtub slowly filling with water in which sits a [[FedToTheBeast man-eating alligator]], and a candle burning a rope holding a [[AcidPool tub of concentrated acid]], so they'll be tormented over which horrible death they'll experience. After a comical CliffhangerCopout in which they make an unseen escape thanks to Graham's fruit peeler, their escape is foiled by Rat Fink who's GenreSavvy enough to be lurking outside the door. He then straps them to an enormous CartoonBomb, which if moved will open a canister of poison gas.

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* ''TheGoodies'': ''Series/TheGoodies'': MadScientist Rat Fink Petal tries to kill the Goodies with a simultaneous pair of deathtraps: a bathtub slowly filling with water in which sits a [[FedToTheBeast man-eating alligator]], and a candle burning a rope holding a [[AcidPool tub of concentrated acid]], so they'll be tormented over which horrible death they'll experience. After a comical CliffhangerCopout in which they make an unseen escape thanks to Graham's fruit peeler, their escape is foiled by Rat Fink who's GenreSavvy enough to be lurking outside the door. He then straps them to an enormous CartoonBomb, which if moved will open a canister of poison gas.



* ''KateModern'': In the episode "The Ice Man", Terrence locks Kate's Watcher in a freezer van. Something of an inversion, since the Watcher is the more obviously villainous of the two characters.

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* ''KateModern'': ''WebVideo/KateModern'': In the episode "The Ice Man", Terrence locks Kate's Watcher in a freezer van. Something of an inversion, since the Watcher is the more obviously villainous of the two characters.



* ''Series/TheTwilightZone'': TOS episode "The Jeopardy Room". A Soviet commissar traps a defector inside a hotel room with an hidden explosive BoobyTrap. If the defector finds the bomb within the time limit, he lives. If not, he dies. The defector figures out the truth and brilliantly turns the tables.

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* ''Series/TheTwilightZone'': TOS ''Series/TheTwilightZone1959'': The episode "The Jeopardy Room". A Soviet commissar traps a defector inside a hotel room with an hidden explosive BoobyTrap. If the defector finds the bomb within the time limit, he lives. If not, he dies. The defector figures out the truth and brilliantly turns the tables.
7th Aug '16 10:55:46 AM nombretomado
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* Although victim to the usual power fluctuation of comic book universes, TheDCU's {{ComicBook/Darkseid}} never attempts to kill Comicbook/{{Superman}} by using his consistently effective vaporizing Omega Beam. Rather, he prefers to inflict pain by slow and agonizing methods, from which Superman inevitably breaks free.

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* Although victim to the usual power fluctuation of comic book universes, TheDCU's Franchise/TheDCU's {{ComicBook/Darkseid}} never attempts to kill Comicbook/{{Superman}} by using his consistently effective vaporizing Omega Beam. Rather, he prefers to inflict pain by slow and agonizing methods, from which Superman inevitably breaks free.
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