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20th Nov '16 11:35:29 AM CrypticMirror
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* ''Film/TheReturnOfTheMusketeers'': Four of the Duke of Beaufort's supporters are chained to benches in a pit of water up to their neck and forced to operate a pump that will keep the water at that level as long as all four never stop pumping. This is treated as a FunnyBackgroundEvent.
19th Nov '16 5:45:12 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''[[HandOfThrawn Vision of the Future]]'', Luke and Mara end up in the secret cavern beneath the fortress called the Hand of Thrawn. There's an underground lake a mere wall away. While the two of them stare at the cavern's secret, floating asleep or not yet alive in a [[PeopleJars Spaarti cylinder]], the cavern's droid defenders open fire. It quickly becomes obvious that the only way out of this is to nick the wall separating the cavern from the underground lake, which they do, but the water comes in at such a high pressure that the way they came in from gets blocked, and the air gets harder to breathe as the water takes up more and more space. [[NowOrNeverKiss Luke asks Mara to marry him]].
* In ''KingdomKeepers'', Maleficent enchants the ''[[Ride/DisneyThemeParks The Many Adventures of]]'' ''[[Disney/TheManyAdventuresOfWinnieThePooh Winnie the Pooh]]'' ride in an attempt to drown [[TheChick Willia]] and [[TheBigGuy Charlene]].

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* In ''[[HandOfThrawn ''[[Literature/HandOfThrawn Vision of the Future]]'', Luke and Mara end up in the secret cavern beneath the fortress called the Hand of Thrawn. There's an underground lake a mere wall away. While the two of them stare at the cavern's secret, floating asleep or not yet alive in a [[PeopleJars Spaarti cylinder]], the cavern's droid defenders open fire. It quickly becomes obvious that the only way out of this is to nick the wall separating the cavern from the underground lake, which they do, but the water comes in at such a high pressure that the way they came in from gets blocked, and the air gets harder to breathe as the water takes up more and more space. [[NowOrNeverKiss Luke asks Mara to marry him]].
* In ''KingdomKeepers'', ''Literature/KingdomKeepers'', Maleficent enchants the ''[[Ride/DisneyThemeParks The Many Adventures of]]'' ''[[Disney/TheManyAdventuresOfWinnieThePooh Winnie the Pooh]]'' ride in an attempt to drown [[TheChick Willia]] and [[TheBigGuy Charlene]].
14th Nov '16 1:41:55 PM eroock
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* In ''Film/KingsmanTheSecretService'', the sleeping quarters of the Kingsman candidates are flooded with water right to the brim to observe their survival skills.
29th Oct '16 7:40:28 PM ultimomant
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* Saori and [[spoiler: Gemini Kanon]] from ''SaintSeiya'' were locked in pits like these. Saori was in hers by Poseidon after rejecting his WeCanRuleTogether offer, [[spoiler: Kanon was locked in his' by Saga after a huge disagreement. And it was through the pit that Kanon reached for Poseidon's realm, summoned him and then became ManBehindTheMan. [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Nice job breaking it, Saga]]!]]

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* Saori and [[spoiler: Gemini Kanon]] from ''SaintSeiya'' ''Manga/SaintSeiya'' were locked in pits like these. Saori was in hers by Poseidon after rejecting his WeCanRuleTogether offer, [[spoiler: Kanon was locked in his' by Saga after a huge disagreement. And it was through the pit that Kanon reached for Poseidon's realm, summoned him and then became ManBehindTheMan. [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Nice job breaking it, Saga]]!]]



* ''The Drowning Pool'' starring PaulNewman builds up to this. The hero tries find a way for him and a woman who is trapped in a locked room (actually a large swimming pool) to escape, by clogging the drain at the bottom, then setting off the sprinklers so they can reach the windows at the top of the room, only to discover as they rise to the ceiling, that the windows are sealed shut, and he can't get the rag out of the drain. The villains come to investigate the captives who have been locked up all night, open the door, and are basically swept away by thousands of gallons of water.

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* ''The Drowning Pool'' starring PaulNewman Creator/PaulNewman builds up to this. The hero tries find a way for him and a woman who is trapped in a locked room (actually a large swimming pool) to escape, by clogging the drain at the bottom, then setting off the sprinklers so they can reach the windows at the top of the room, only to discover as they rise to the ceiling, that the windows are sealed shut, and he can't get the rag out of the drain. The villains come to investigate the captives who have been locked up all night, open the door, and are basically swept away by thousands of gallons of water.



* In ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', much is made of the ruthlessness of Tywin Lannister and his slaughter of House Reyne of Castamere is often mentioned, although never entirely explained. Then ''Literature/TheWorldOfIceAndFire'' came out an revealed that Tywin essentially used this trope. After having defeated the main Reyne army, the household fled into [[ElaborateUndergroundBase a series of underground mines]] that would cost Tywin an absurd number of soldiers if he tried to storm it, hoping they could convince Tywin to negotiate. Instead Tywin sealed the mines and divert a nearby river into them, turning the entire thing into a drowning pit.

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* In ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', much is made of the ruthlessness of Tywin Lannister and his slaughter of House Reyne of Castamere is often mentioned, although never entirely explained. Then ''Literature/TheWorldOfIceAndFire'' came out an and revealed that Tywin essentially used this trope. After having defeated the main Reyne army, the household fled into [[ElaborateUndergroundBase a series of underground mines]] that would cost Tywin an absurd number of soldiers if he tried to storm it, hoping they could convince Tywin to negotiate. Instead Tywin sealed the mines and divert a nearby river into them, turning the entire thing into a drowning pit.


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* In ''VideoGame/BlueGuardianMargaret'', at one point, Margaret is captured and wakes up [[ShamefulStrip naked]] and tied up in a glass tank filling with water while the villains watch and taunt her as she struggles. She passes out from lack of air, only to wake up in a cell, still naked. She must then break out and sneak through the base to recover her clothes and weapons. However, if she gets caught again, she'll be put in the tank again, this time until she drowns for real.


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* In the ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' episode "Be A Clown", after knocking out Batman, The Joker puts him in a straitjacket and in a glass tank that is slowly filling with water. Jordan, a young boy who had been hanging out with Joker and unaware of his true nature, attacks the glass with an ax and cracks it before Joker snatches it away and chases him. Batman then attacks the crack until the tank ruptures, freeing him.
26th Sep '16 3:21:06 PM Iris
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* ''Literature/TheHeroesOfOlympus'' has one in the form of an old temple haunted by vengeful water spirits. It's left ambiguous if it's an enchantment or a result of his trauma-induced fear of drowning, but even [[SuperNotDrowningSkills Percy]] can't breathe the water.
17th Jun '16 12:13:41 AM erforce
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* ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry 2: Diddy Kong's Quest'' has this trope in the final but not very final area of the game, just before the final but not really final boss, in a level called "Toxic Tower", in which the Kongs get transformed into a bouncy snake in order to bounce away from the ever rising toxic waste going all the way up till the finish. Nice.
* ''TraumaCenter: New Blood'' has the surgeons trapped in this. The way to escape? Solve a toy lock. Seriously.

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* ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry 2: Diddy Kong's Quest'' ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry2DiddysKongQuest'' has this trope in the final but not very final area of the game, just before the final but not really final boss, in a level called "Toxic Tower", in which the Kongs get transformed into a bouncy snake in order to bounce away from the ever rising toxic waste going all the way up till the finish. Nice.
* ''TraumaCenter: ''VideoGame/TraumaCenter: New Blood'' has the surgeons trapped in this. The way to escape? Solve a toy lock. Seriously.



* ''VideoGame/{{Onimusha}}'' has at least one example of this kind of trap. In a Sengoku-era castle, about 400 years prior to indoor plumbing. On the third floor. [[FridgeLogic Don't think about it too hard]].

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* ''VideoGame/{{Onimusha}}'' ''VideoGame/OnimushaWarlords'' has at least one example of this kind of trap. In a Sengoku-era castle, about 400 years prior to indoor plumbing. On the third floor. [[FridgeLogic Don't think about it too hard]].
2nd May '16 8:21:24 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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->'''Dr. Drakken''': First, you will be sealed inside a reinforced, titanium box. Next, you will be dropped into this bottomless chasm. Then, the chasm will be filled with water. ''Then'', [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill man-eating sharks and a giant squid will then be released into the water!]]

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->'''Dr. Drakken''': First, you will be sealed inside a reinforced, titanium box. Next, you will be dropped into this bottomless chasm. Then, the chasm will be filled with water. ''Then'', [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill man-eating sharks and a giant squid will then be released into the water!]]water!



->'''Dr. Drakken''': [[LaughablyEvil IT'S '''''VERY VERY DEEP''''', ALL RIGHT?!?]]

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->'''Dr. Drakken''': [[LaughablyEvil IT'S '''''VERY VERY DEEP''''', ALL RIGHT?!?]]RIGHT?!?
2nd May '16 8:20:38 PM MoPete
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* ''WesternAnimation/RockADoodle'': Snipes accidently causes one of these when his claustrophobia kicks in while they're trapped in a toy box going through an aqueduct pipe. He tries to peck his way out of the box, but this only ends up flooding the toy box. Luckily, they get out of the aqueduct pipe and get the lid of the toy box open before anyone drowns.
25th Apr '16 11:25:02 PM Cakeman
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->'''Dr. Drakken''': First, you will be sealed inside a reinforced, titanium box. Next, you will be dropped into this bottomless chasm. Then, the chasm will be filled with water. ''Then'', man-eating sharks and a giant squid will then be released into the water!

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->'''Dr. Drakken''': First, you will be sealed inside a reinforced, titanium box. Next, you will be dropped into this bottomless chasm. Then, the chasm will be filled with water. ''Then'', [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill man-eating sharks and a giant squid will then be released into the water!water!]]



->'''Dr. Drakken''': IT'S '''''VERY VERY DEEP''''', ALL RIGHT?!?

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->'''Dr. Drakken''': [[LaughablyEvil IT'S '''''VERY VERY DEEP''''', ALL RIGHT?!?RIGHT?!?]]
17th Apr '16 2:47:12 AM Ulrik54
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* The sinking ''Film/{{Titanic 1997}}'' becomes this after the collision, especially for the occupants of the lower decks.

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* The sinking ''Film/{{Titanic 1997}}'' ''[[{{Film/Titanic 1997}} Titanic]]'' becomes this after the collision, especially for the occupants of the lower decks.
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