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15th Mar '16 10:42:47 AM StFan
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* Justified in ''OnePiece'', when the Marines use a net to trap Alvida and Buggy - it's a net specifically designed to counter Devil's Fruit powers, so they're screwed.

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* ''Manga/OnePiece'':
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Justified in ''OnePiece'', when the Marines use a net to trap Alvida and Buggy - -- it's a net specifically designed to counter Devil's Fruit powers, so they're screwed.




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* Averted in a very early {{Spider-Man}} comic featuring Kraven the Hunter's debut. Kraven catches Spidey in a net, but Spidey reasons that, just as a chain is only as strong as its weakest link, the net must have a weak joint in it, and he then tests the netting till he finds a part he can make big enough to escape through. All at super-spidey-speed, of course.

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* In ''ReturnOfTheJedi'', the protagonists find themselves suspended in snare-nets laid by the Ewoks. They are able to quickly escape, but not before the [[KillerRabbit Ewoks]] arrive in force to surround them.
** And Force Nets in the EU, which are actually a darkside method of executing someone by constricting the net.

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* Averted in a very early {{Spider-Man}} ''ComicBook/SpiderMan'' comic featuring Kraven the Hunter's debut. Kraven catches Spidey in a net, but Spidey reasons that, just as a chain is only as strong as its weakest link, the net must have a weak joint in it, and he then tests the netting till he finds a part he can make big enough to escape through. All at super-spidey-speed, of course.

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* In ''ReturnOfTheJedi'', the ''Aasman Ko Chukar'' sequence in ''Animation/TheReturnOfHanuman'', Hanuman used a net to capture figures with a bad name such as terrorists and UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush.
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* ''Franchise/StarWars'': In ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'',
the protagonists find themselves suspended in snare-nets laid by the Ewoks. They are able to quickly escape, but not before the [[KillerRabbit Ewoks]] arrive in force to surround them.
** And Force Nets in the EU, which are actually a darkside method of executing someone by constricting the net.
them.



-->'''Mayor''': Master Betty, my compliments! That tiny net was sure-fire!
-->'''Master Betty''': Mm, yes, a tiny net is a death sentence. It's a net and it's tiny!
* The nets in the ''Film/{{Predator}}'' film series are quite effective, but that's also because they automatically contract on the target and are apparently made out of something like piano wire, so targets are less incapacitated and more cubed.
** How well this works when the "prey" starts bleeding an insanely corrosive acid however...
* In the ''Aasman Ko Chukar'' sequence in ''Animation/TheReturnOfHanuman'', Hanuman used a net to capture figures with a bad name such as terrorists and UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush.

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-->'''Mayor''': -->'''Mayor:''' Master Betty, my compliments! That tiny net was sure-fire!
-->'''Master Betty''':
sure-fire!\\
'''Master Betty:'''
Mm, yes, a tiny net is a death sentence. It's a net and it's tiny!
* ''Film/{{Predator}}'':
** In the first movie, the mercenaries manage to catch the Predator hunting them in a net thanks to Dutch playing bait, but the alien promptly tears the net apart by firing his plasma caster.
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The Predator nets in the ''Film/{{Predator}}'' film series are quite effective, but that's also because they automatically contract on the target and are apparently made out of something like piano wire, so targets are less incapacitated and more cubed.
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cubed. How well this works when the "prey" starts bleeding an [[Franchise/{{Alien}} insanely corrosive acid however...
* In the ''Aasman Ko Chukar'' sequence in ''Animation/TheReturnOfHanuman'', Hanuman used a net to capture figures with a bad name such as terrorists and UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush.
acid]], however...




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* In ''Literature/LoneWolf'' #8, your traveling companion Paido is snagged by the bad guys in a net that is also studded with fish hooks, making it practically impossible to quickly free him before they drag him off. You see him again a couple of books later, alive but covered in scars from where the hooks were pulled out.

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* The StarWarsExpandedUniverse features 'Connor Nets', which are capable of doing this to ''starships''.
** Connor Nets are justified by them being EMP's in the form of a net to tangle stabilizers and shut down engines.

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* In ''Literature/LoneWolf'' #8, book 8, ''The Jungle of Horrors'', your traveling companion Paido is snagged by the bad guys in a net that is also studded with fish hooks, making it practically impossible to quickly free him before they drag him off. You see him again a couple of books later, alive but covered in scars from where the hooks were pulled out.

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* The StarWarsExpandedUniverse features 'Connor Nets', which Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse:
** "Connor Nets"
are capable of doing this to ''starships''.
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''starships''. Connor Nets are justified by them being EMP's in the form of a net to tangle stabilizers and shut down engines.



** Force Nets, which are actually a darkside method of executing someone by constricting the net.




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* On ''Series/TheElectricCompany'', Spider-Man caught criminals this way.

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* On ''Series/TheElectricCompany'', Spider-Man caught catches criminals this way.




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* The [[CombatPragmatist Brawler]] subclass from ''DungeonFighterOnline'' has a skill called Heaven's Net, where they throw a net forward and use it to pull enemies up to them, as well as immobilize them.
* ''VideoGame/WarcraftIII'' has the Ensnare ability, throwing a net on the unit to keep it from moving. While it makes sense when bringing down air units to ground level, why ground units never try to break out is anyone's guess.

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* The [[CombatPragmatist Brawler]] subclass from ''DungeonFighterOnline'' ''VideoGame/DungeonFighterOnline'' has a skill called Heaven's Net, where they throw a net forward and use it to pull enemies up to them, as well as immobilize them.
* ''VideoGame/WarcraftIII'' has the ''VideoGame/WarcraftIII'':
** The
Ensnare ability, throwing a net on the unit to keep it from moving. While it makes sense when bringing down air units to ground level, why ground units never try to break out is anyone's guess.




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** Done most blatantly in ''WesternAnimation/{{Superfriends}}''. These are characters with the ability to vibrate through walls, move entire planets, turn into lightning bolts -- but put them under a net and they have no idea what to do. If you're lucky, it'll be a kryptonite net, but that still doesn't explain that no one else can escape.

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** Done most blatantly in ''WesternAnimation/{{Superfriends}}''. These are characters with the ability to vibrate through walls, move entire planets, turn into lightning bolts -- but put them under a net and they have no idea what to do. If you're lucky, it'll be a kryptonite net, but that still doesn't explain that no one no-one else can escape.




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15th Mar '16 5:27:19 AM Morgenthaler
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* On ''TheElectricCompany'', Spider-Man caught criminals this way.
* One episode in the second season of ''WhoWantsToBeASuperhero'' had this happen to the good guys early on to act as a lead-in to the supervillain death-trap challenge.

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* On ''TheElectricCompany'', ''Series/TheElectricCompany'', Spider-Man caught criminals this way.
* One episode in the second season of ''WhoWantsToBeASuperhero'' ''Series/WhoWantsToBeASuperhero'' had this happen to the good guys early on to act as a lead-in to the supervillain death-trap challenge.



* RiseOfTheTriad has troops that can fire nets at you. If you don't have a knife handy (a knife whose sole purpose it is to cut nets, apparently), your character is pinned down ''hard'' until you shake it off. No moving, no shooting, not even any turning. Though curiously, if you DO have a knife, you can still run around as usual until you cut the net off.

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* RiseOfTheTriad ''VideoGame/RiseOfTheTriad'' has troops that can fire nets at you. If you don't have a knife handy (a knife whose sole purpose it is to cut nets, apparently), your character is pinned down ''hard'' until you shake it off. No moving, no shooting, not even any turning. Though curiously, if you DO have a knife, you can still run around as usual until you cut the net off.
12th Mar '16 2:40:16 PM eroock
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[[quoteright:350:[[Film/TheHungerGames http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/rue_net.jpg]]]]




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* Rue in ''Film/TheHungerGames is inescapably trapped under a net tied to tree trunks. A [[http://www.leavemethewhite.com/caps/displayimage.php?album=254&pos=718 freeze frame]] reveals the trap's poor set up which Rue should have had no problem escaping from.
14th Jan '16 11:44:05 AM surgoshan
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* Used in each season of the reality TV show ''Series/TheColony''. In the first season GrandFinale, the colonists drop a huge, weighted cargo net on a group of raiders that had been channeled into a narrow corridor. In the second, one of the colonists is hit by a net with weighted corners made of very light fiber that wraps around him and tangles him, rendering him completely immobile.
8th Nov '15 6:31:42 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''Aasman Ko Chukar'' sequence in ''TheReturnOfHanuman'', Hanuman used a net to capture figures with a bad name such as terrorists and UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush.

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* In the ''Aasman Ko Chukar'' sequence in ''TheReturnOfHanuman'', ''Animation/TheReturnOfHanuman'', Hanuman used a net to capture figures with a bad name such as terrorists and UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush.
25th Sep '15 6:28:36 PM SpockHeavy
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-->'''Mayor''': That tiny net was sure-fire master!
-->'''Master Betty''': Yes, a tiny net is a death sentence, it's a net and it's tiny!

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-->'''Mayor''': Master Betty, my compliments! That tiny net was sure-fire master!
sure-fire!
-->'''Master Betty''': Yes, Mm, yes, a tiny net is a death sentence, it's sentence. It's a net and it's tiny!
8th May '15 8:34:55 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''Aasman Ko Chukar'' sequence in ''TheReturnOfHanuman'', Hanuman used a net to capture figures with a bad name such as terrorists and GeorgeWBush.

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* In the ''Aasman Ko Chukar'' sequence in ''TheReturnOfHanuman'', Hanuman used a net to capture figures with a bad name such as terrorists and GeorgeWBush.
UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush.
30th Apr '15 7:21:30 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' short "WesternAnimation/ElmersCandidCamera", Elmer puts a net over BugsBunny (or his prototype at any rate). Bugs then begins gasping for air and [[FakingTheDead pretends to die]], causing Elmer to [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone sob and call himself a murderer]].

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' short "WesternAnimation/ElmersCandidCamera", Elmer puts a net over BugsBunny WesternAnimation/BugsBunny (or his prototype at any rate). Bugs then begins gasping for air and [[FakingTheDead pretends to die]], causing Elmer to [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone sob and call himself a murderer]].
5th Apr '15 7:10:53 AM Morgenthaler
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* Lampshaded/justified in the ''PlanetOfTheApes'' book: The protagonist and narrator writes that he was so panicked he did exactly the wrong thing when trying to escape from the net, which led to his capture.

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* Lampshaded/justified in the ''PlanetOfTheApes'' ''Literature/PlanetOfTheApes'' book: The protagonist and narrator writes that he was so panicked he did exactly the wrong thing when trying to escape from the net, which led to his capture.
15th Mar '15 1:20:49 PM TheUnsquished
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* Also parodied by DaisyOwl [[http://www.daisyowl.com/comic/2010-01-26 here]].

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* Also parodied by DaisyOwl ''Webcomic/DaisyOwl'' [[http://www.daisyowl.com/comic/2010-01-26 here]].
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