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18th Nov '17 12:28:53 PM Malady
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* The short story "Charlie Rabbit" by GarthNix finds two little boys in a war zone trapped in a bomb shelter with a broken water main.

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* The short story "Charlie Rabbit" by GarthNix Creator/GarthNix finds two little boys in a war zone trapped in a bomb shelter with a broken water main.
2nd Nov '17 3:20:14 AM Medinoc
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* Twice in ''Series/MacGyver'', crooks trap make in a flooding vessel in an attempt to kill him: a submarine in "Deep Cover" and a fishing boat in "Pirates". In each case he [[MacGyvering juryrigs a different means of escape]].

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* Twice in ''Series/MacGyver'', crooks trap make Mac in a flooding vessel in an attempt to kill him: a submarine in "Deep Cover" and a fishing boat in "Pirates". In each case he [[MacGyvering juryrigs a different means of escape]].
2nd Nov '17 2:52:34 AM Medinoc
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* ''Film/SupermanTheMovie'' (1978). Lex Luthor hangs a fragment of a kryptonite meteorite around Superman's neck to weaken him and dumps him in a pool to drown. Luckily Miss Techmacher is around to rescue him.

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* ''Film/SupermanTheMovie'' (1978). Lex Luthor hangs a fragment of a kryptonite meteorite around Superman's neck to weaken him and dumps him in a pool to drown. Luckily [[BumblingSidekick Otis]] accidentally sent the second missile to a location Miss Techmacher is around cares about, leading her to rescue him.Supes.
14th Oct '17 7:43:40 AM DrOO7
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** In another episode, Jimmy and Alex are kidnapped by one of Walker's enemies and thrown into one of these. Adding insult to injury, the water is ice cold, putting them at risk for hypothermia as well.
1st Aug '17 1:08:40 PM jakethegamer983
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* ''VideoGame/HeavyRain'': Favored method of the Origami Killer, who leaves his victims to drown in rainwater (hence the title). [[spoiler:It connects to something in his past.]]

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* ''VideoGame/HeavyRain'': Favored method of the [[BigBad Origami Killer, Killer]], who leaves his victims to drown in rainwater (hence the title). [[spoiler:It connects to something in his past.]]
24th Jul '17 10:17:13 AM Flame
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* ''Series/KamenRiderExAid'' pulls a ziggzagged version of this in its [[EmpathicEnvironment usual]] [[InterfaceScrew fashion]]. The pit is a visual metaphor for [[TheCorrupter Parado]] drowning in his fear as he is hunted down by [[BigBad Cronus]] in #39.
** [[spoiler: Parado's [[AlasPoorVillain end]] in the same episode is signified with an imaginery of him being pushed into the pit to drown]].
** [[spoiler: His revival in #40 continues this impression with [[GoodIsNotSoft Emu]] diving into the pit to rescue him]].
7th Jul '17 11:22:54 PM ultimomant
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* In ''Film/TenThousandBC'', a Sabertooth Tiger is pinned under a log at the bottom of a pit that is filling with water due to rain. D'leh frees it, which pays off when [[AndroclesLion it saves him later]].
4th Jul '17 7:51:26 AM Kirayoshi
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* During Creator/PaulDini's run on ''Detective Comics'', ComicBook/TheJoker shoots Zatanna in the throat so she can't recite her spells, and seals her in a water tank while strapping Batman into an ElectricTorture device. Batman manages to break free of his bonds and free Zatanna from the tank. Zatanna had healed her wound by writing the words "Laeh Em" ("Heal Me" spelled backwards) on the lid of the water tank [[BloodMagic with her own blood]].

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* During Creator/PaulDini's run on ''Detective Comics'', ComicBook/TheJoker shoots Zatanna ComicBook/{{Zatanna}} in the throat so she can't recite her spells, and seals her in a water tank while strapping Batman into an ElectricTorture device. device. Batman manages to break free of his bonds and free Zatanna from the tank. Zatanna had healed her wound by writing the words "Laeh Em" ("Heal Me" spelled backwards) on the lid of the water tank [[BloodMagic with her own blood]].
4th Jul '17 7:48:21 AM Kirayoshi
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* During Creator/PaulDini's run on ''Detective Comics'', ComicBook/TheJoker shoots Zatanna in the throat so she can't recite her spells, and seals her in a water tank while strapping Batman into an ElectricTorture device. Batman manages to break free of his bonds and free Zatanna from the tank. Zatanna had healed her wound by writing the words "Laeh Em" ("Heal Me" spelled backwards) on the lid of the water tank [[BloodMagic with her own blood]].


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* ''Series/{{Supergirl}}'': In "Alex", Rick Malverne kidnaps Alex Danvers and imprisons her in a cell rigged to fill with water in four hours in order to force Kara and Maggie Sawyer to break his father out of jail.
16th Apr '17 1:31:58 AM LordGro
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* ''Literature/TheHistories'' of Herodotus: To avenge her brother, Queen Nitocris of Egypt [[NastyParty invites his killers to a banquet]] in an underground hall, then locks the doors and has the room filled up with water through a hidden duct.
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