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* ''Series/MidsomerMurders'': In "A Rare Bird", the killer uses birding nets to entangle his first two victims before killing them. Justified as birding nets have a very fine, almost unbreakable mesh, and the killer only needs them to hold long enough for him to deliver the killing blow/shot.
10th Sep '17 6:15:47 PM foxley
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheNewAdventuresOfSuperman'': In "The Men from A.P.E.", Superman dumps the villains in the ocean and ten scoops them up in a fishing net. Apparently, Lex Luthor has nothing on him capable of dealing with a net.
23rd Aug '17 2:08:26 PM lalalei2001
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* In ''WesternAnimation/RosePetalPlace'' Nastina uses spider webs to trap Rose Petal on a few occasions.
12th May '17 11:27:19 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* The ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' episode "The Runaway" starts with Toph Bei Fong -- {{Badass}}, fearless, unstoppable, justifiably self-appointed "greatest Earthbender in the world" -- being trapped in a net and hauled off to prison, apparently helpless to break out or put up a fight. [[spoiler:It was all an act.]]

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* The ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' episode "The Runaway" starts with Toph Bei Fong -- {{Badass}}, badass, fearless, unstoppable, justifiably self-appointed "greatest Earthbender in the world" -- being trapped in a net and hauled off to prison, apparently helpless to break out or put up a fight. [[spoiler:It was all an act.]]
9th May '17 8:59:22 AM Julia1984
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* The ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' episode "The Runaway" starts with Toph Bei Fong -- {{Badass}}, fearless, unstoppable, justifiably self-appointed "greatest Earthbender in the world" -- being trapped in a net and hauled off to prison, apparently helpless to break out or put up a fight. [[spoiler:It was all an act.]]
17th Apr '17 9:34:51 AM lalalei2001
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* Averted in a very early ''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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* Averted in a very early ''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 until he finds a part he can make big enough to escape through. All at super-spidey-speed, of course.through.
* One Silver Age ''ComicBook/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica'' story had the Flash trapped in a net that would shrink around him and crush him to death.



* On ''Series/TheElectricCompany1971'', Spider-Man catches criminals this way.

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* On ''Series/TheElectricCompany1971'', Spider-Man catches criminals this way.way with his webbing.



** 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.



* In ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'', fairies are literally incapable of escaping if trapped in a butterfly net. Not a special, fancy net -- an ordinary butterfly net. Talk about WeaksauceWeakness! [[AWizardDidIt Rules of magic.]] Handwaved the first time it's brought up, with Wanda stating that if it has wings and flies, a butterfly net will catch it.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' short "WesternAnimation/ElmersCandidCamera", Elmer puts a net over 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]].

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'', fairies are literally incapable of escaping if trapped in a butterfly net. Not a special, fancy net -- an net--an ordinary butterfly net. Talk about WeaksauceWeakness! [[AWizardDidIt Rules of magic.]] Handwaved the first time it's brought up, with Wanda stating that if it has wings and flies, a butterfly net will catch it.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' short "WesternAnimation/ElmersCandidCamera", WesternAnimation/ElmersCandidCamera, Elmer puts a net over WesternAnimation/BugsBunny (or his prototype at any rate).WesternAnimation/BugsBunny. Bugs then begins gasping for air and [[FakingTheDead pretends to die]], causing Elmer to [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone sob and call himself a murderer]].
8th Apr '17 4:26:42 PM lalalei2001
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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.

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* Rue in ''Film/TheHungerGames ''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.
8th Apr '17 4:26:06 PM lalalei2001
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8th Apr '17 2:22:30 AM lalalei2001
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* Ruby-Spears' ''WesternAnimation/MegaMan'' cartoon used this on occasion. Since Mega Man was a robot the nets were either metal or electrified, and one instance had him invoke this in order to get into where Dr. Light was being held prisoner.
8th Apr '17 2:16:18 AM lalalei2001
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* In the ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' anime, Pokémon caught inside Team Rocket's nets will only rarely manage to free themselves, despite them usually being pretty powerful in battle. Usually handwaved as being electric/whatever proof nets.

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* In the ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' anime, Pokémon caught inside Team Rocket's nets will only rarely manage to free themselves, despite them usually being pretty powerful in battle. Usually handwaved as being electric/whatever proof nets. The peak of this trope may be when Team Rocket captured Cresselia, a ''Legendary Pokemon'', with an ordinary net.


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* In ''WesternAnimation/LadyLovelyLocks'' dragon-hair nets are almost completely unbreakable and are resistant to most magic. Ravenwaves uses one to capture Shining Glory, while Maiden Fairhair uses one to stabilize the castle after a tunnel was dug underneath it.
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