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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.
8th Apr '17 3:39:58 AM BuddyBoy600alt
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* It happened in the Ernie and Bert skit on ''Series/SesameStreet'' with Ernie carrying a glass of water. Ernie told Bert that the kitchen faucet is broken and Ernie wanted to carry the water out before their whole home gets flooded and they did.
8th Mar '17 9:34:56 AM nombretomado
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* In ''[[MatthewReilly Seven Deadly Wonders]]'', there was a BoobyTrap version of this involving a cage. Turns out, you have to go into the cage to get past the trap.

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* In ''[[MatthewReilly ''[[Creator/MatthewReilly Seven Deadly Wonders]]'', there was a BoobyTrap version of this involving a cage. Turns out, you have to go into the cage to get past the trap.
22nd Jan '17 9:45:57 AM Crino37
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Compare other [[DeathTrap death traps]] and CementShoes.

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Compare other [[DeathTrap death traps]] and CementShoes.
CementShoes. May overlap with WaterTorture.
15th Dec '16 8:42:26 AM rafi
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* ''Manga/{{Amakusa 1637}}''
** A pregnant woman named Yone is locked into a "water prison" outside the local daimyo's castle. [[spoiler:Another woman named Kichou, TheMistress to the cruel daimyo that had Yone imprisoned, is also put in there for helping the peasants behind the lord's back ''and'' because said Lord is already pissed off due to rumors that [[YourCheatingHeart she has been sleeping with other men]] (she ''is'' in love with one of the protagonist, but they haven't had sex.)]]
** What's worse is that this ''did'' happen in RealLife. Having a local mom-to-be locked in one of these is what sparked [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shimabara_rebellion the infamous Shimabara rebellion]]... ''which is exactly what the protagonists are attempting to prevent''. [[spoiler:Natsuki, however, manages to make the guards surrender and rescue both victims in time.]]
* ''Manga/DetectiveConan'':
** Done by a murderer in one episode. In this case, sitting the AssholeVictim in a ''very'' deep bathtub, then leaving the faucet slowly running till the water reaches a point where the victim ended up drowning due to being BoundAndGagged. And done in such a way that filling the tub will take ''hours''. [[AndIMustScream Aaaaaaaaargh!]]
** Another one was used in the past. [[spoiler:More exactly, the jealous magician Motoyasu Tsukumo ''killed his own disciple'' Yashiro Kinoshita via transforming the water tank he was performing in into one of these, then leaving Yashiro to drown ''[[FatalMethodActing in public]]''. Everyone thought it was an unfortunate accident since the trick was already ''very'' dangerous... but Yashiro's younger sister Mako didn't buy it. And 20 years later, she killed Tsukumo himself.]]
* In episode 25 of ''Manga/DetectiveSchoolQ'', Sakurako Yukihira finds herself [[BoundAndGagged tied and cleave gagged]] in a cardboard box with a cinderblock. The one who did this to her, a killer who found her snooping around for clues on the case she and Class Qu are working on, put the box on a raft, punctured a hole in it, and shoved it away from land in the middle of a lake. Inside the box, water slowly fills up with Sakurako inside and right about to drown, but the Class Q kids find her in time and manage to rescue her.



* Featured as a scenario in ''Manga/GambleFish'', where the gamblers are chained inside a tank filling with water, with the winners being freed while the loser drowns.
* In ''Goku Midnight Eye'', the title character turns being in this situation into a CrowningMomentOfAwesome when he is trapped in a hallway section that has been sealed off and is being filled with water. Using his cybernetic eye, he doesn't just open a door to either escape or drain the area, but he waits for a sufficient amount of water to fill in while closing and opening certain other doors on the floor, while the villains in the control room wonder what he is doing. Suddenly, Goku opens one door of his section and the water is rushed out towards the control room. The villains realize to their horror that he is directing the water and in effect turning the death trap into a ''weapon'' heading right for them!
* Lunlun from ''Anime/HanaNoKoLunlun'' finds herself in a standard one in Germany [[spoiler:after blowing the cover of a gang that falsifies famous paintings]], and later in an airtight bank vault in Sicilia [[spoiler:when trying to both stop a robbery ''and'' retrieve a TragicKeepsake]].
* In ''Manga/KareKano'', [[spoiler: Reiji Arima]] was subjected to this as a child when [[spoiler: his mother tries to drown him and herself when she went insane. Fortunately, he saves himself by kicking her in the face.]]
* A bounty hunter in ''Anime/MakaiSenkiDisgaea'' anime traps Laharl and his vassal Etna in a drowning pit. This is somewhat a variation of the point of a drowning pit, for Laharl and Etna are demons and can breathe and talk underwater. The danger was supposed to be from [[SharkPool a sea creature in the water]].
* In ''Manga/OnePiece'', during the Alabasta arc, the saga's BigBad, Sir Crocodile, left four of the six current Straw Hats (Luffy, Zoro, Nami, and Usopp), their HonoraryTrueCompanion Vivi, and their InspectorJavert Smoker to die in one of these; the Straw Hats and Smoker were locked in a cage and Vivi was being attacked by giant alligators while trying to save them, all while the room was starting to flood. Thankfully, they were saved by the last two Straw Hats, Sanji and Chopper.



* In ''Manga/OnePiece'', during the Alabasta arc, the saga's BigBad, Sir Crocodile, left four of the six current Straw Hats (Luffy, Zoro, Nami, and Usopp), their HonoraryTrueCompanion Vivi, and their InspectorJavert Smoker to die in one of these; the Straw Hats and Smoker were locked in a cage and Vivi was being attacked by giant alligators while trying to save them, all while the room was starting to flood. Thankfully, they were saved by the last two Straw Hats, Sanji and Chopper.



* A bounty hunter in ''Anime/MakaiSenkiDisgaea'' anime traps Laharl and his vassal Etna in a drowning pit. This is somewhat a variation of the point of a drowning pit, for Laharl and Etna are demons and can breathe and talk underwater. The danger was supposed to be from [[SharkPool a sea creature in the water]].
* Done by a murderer in one episode of ''Manga/DetectiveConan''. In this case, sitting the AssholeVictim in a ''very'' deep bathtub, then leaving the faucet slowly running till the water reaches a point where the victim ended up drowning due to being BoundAndGagged. And done in such a way that filling the tub will take ''hours''. [[AndIMustScream Aaaaaaaaargh!]]
** Another one was used in the past. [[spoiler:More exactly, the jealous magician Motoyasu Tsukumo ''killed his own disciple'' Yashiro Kinoshita via transforming the water tank he was performing in into one of these, then leaving Yashiro to drown ''[[FatalMethodActing in public]]''. Everyone thought it was an unfortunate accident since the trick was already ''very'' dangerous... but Yashiro's younger sister Mako didn't buy it. And 20 years later, she killed Tsukumo himself.]]
* In ''Goku Midnight Eye'', the title character turns being in this situation into a CrowningMomentOfAwesome when he is trapped in a hallway section that has been sealed off and is being filled with water. Using his cybernetic eye, he doesn't just open a door to either escape or drain the area, but he waits for a sufficient amount of water to fill in while closing and opening certain other doors on the floor, while the villains in the control room wonder what he is doing. Suddenly, Goku opens one door of his section and the water is rushed out towards the control room. The villains realize to their horror that he is directing the water and in effect turning the death trap into a ''weapon'' heading right for them!
* Lunlun from ''Anime/HanaNoKoLunlun'' finds herself in a standard one in Germany [[spoiler:after blowing the cover of a gang that falsifies famous paintings]], and later in an airtight bank vault in Sicilia [[spoiler:when trying to both stop a robbery ''and'' retrieve a TragicKeepsake]].
* In episode 25 of ''Manga/DetectiveSchoolQ'', Sakurako Yukihira finds herself [[BoundAndGagged tied and cleave gagged]] in a cardboard box with a cinderblock. The one who did this to her, a killer who found her snooping around for clues on the case she and Class Qu are working on, put the box on a raft, punctured a hole in it, and shoved it away from land in the middle of a lake. Inside the box, water slowly fills up with Sakurako inside and right about to drown, but the Class Q kids find her in time and manage to rescue her.
* Featured as a scenario in ''Manga/GambleFish'', where the gamblers are chained inside a tank filling with water, with the winners being freed while the loser drowns.
* ''Manga/{{Amakusa 1637}}''
** A pregnant woman named Yone is locked into a "water prison" outside the local daimyo's castle. [[spoiler:Another woman named Kichou, TheMistress to the cruel daimyo that had Yone imprisoned, is also put in there for helping the peasants behind the lord's back ''and'' because said Lord is already pissed off due to rumors that [[YourCheatingHeart she has been sleeping with other men]] (she ''is'' in love with one of the protagonist, but they haven't had sex.)]]
** What's worse is that this ''did'' happen in RealLife. Having a local mom-to-be locked in one of these is what sparked [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shimabara_rebellion the infamous Shimabara rebellion]]... ''which is exactly what the protagonists are attempting to prevent''. [[spoiler:Natsuki, however, manages to make the guards surrender and rescue both victims in time.]]
* In ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'', Divine pushed Yusei and Mikage into a pit, covered it with a metal grate, and started filling it with water. Tetsu Ushio found and freed them in time.



* In ''Manga/KareKano'', [[spoiler: Reiji Arima]] was subjected to this as a child when [[spoiler: his mother tries to drown him and herself when she went insane. Fortunately, he saves himself by kicking her in the face.]]

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* In ''Manga/KareKano'', [[spoiler: Reiji Arima]] was subjected to this as a child when [[spoiler: his mother tries to drown him ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'', Divine pushed Yusei and herself when she went insane. Fortunately, he saves himself by kicking her Mikage into a pit, covered it with a metal grate, and started filling it with water. Tetsu Ushio found and freed them in the face.]]time.



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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.
* ''WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko'':
** One episode had Ulrich (with a broken/very badly hurt arm) and Sissi sealed in an elevator filling with water, thanks to XANA. Luckily, the others are able to win the day and hit the reset button just as the two fall unconscious.
** And then used again when XANA traps Odd in a more typical drowning pit -- with a grate on top -- so that a fake Odd can get to Lyoko and kill the others. Yumi is able to save him at the last second.
* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'': The Griffins lock themselves in a panic room then accidentally fire off a flare. Which activates the sprinklers and slowly fills the room with water.



* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'': The Griffins lock themselves in a panic room then accidentally fire off a flare. Which activates the sprinklers and slowly fills the room with water.
* ''WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko'':
** One episode had Ulrich (with a broken/very badly hurt arm) and Sissi sealed in an elevator filling with water, thanks to XANA. Luckily, the others are able to win the day and hit the reset button just as the two fall unconscious.
** And then used again when XANA traps Odd in a more typical drowning pit -- with a grate on top -- so that a fake Odd can get to Lyoko and kill the others. Yumi is able to save him at the last second.
* 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.
15th Dec '16 4:49:29 AM foxley
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* ''Literature/AlexRider'': In ''Scorpia'', TheDragon Nile knocks Alex unconscious and locks him in a cellar that is filling with water as a result of one of Venice's storm surges.
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