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4th May '18 2:43:45 AM WeightLiftingGoblin
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To some extent this is TruthInTelevision. Animals surprised by nets usually don't have enough time to figure out a way to get out of it before the hunter is able to incapacitate them permanently. Of course, anything that is substantially stronger, smarter or with more escape time than your typical hunted animal doesn't have this excuse. Sometimes however, heavy weights will be added to the edges of a net to make it more difficult to escape from, or the corners will be attached to long ropes to drag the captured target away.

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To some extent this is TruthInTelevision. Animals surprised by nets usually don't have enough time to figure out a way to get out of it before the hunter is able to incapacitate them permanently. Of course, anything that is substantially stronger, smarter or with more escape time than your typical hunted animal doesn't have this excuse. Sometimes however, heavy weights will be added to the edges of a net to make it more difficult to escape from, or the corners will be attached to long ropes to drag the captured target away.
away. In addition even without the weights some nets are just so heavy by themselves that they require several men to carry around as seen in nets used by commercial fisherman which is so strong enough to carry hundreds of fish in one catch. Also as the method they are often portrayed in fiction is used int raps, just the gravity alone is enough to bring an impact equivalent to getting hit even if the net is not heavy as seen in net guns used by policemen. And some nets are designed to tangle people with their holes to make it more difficult to escape despite weighing less than a pound.
7th Apr '18 5:41:44 PM nombretomado
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* Happened in ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'' several times, the most {{egregious}} of which is when a villain made entire of malleable, liquid water gets trapped in an ordinary net.

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* Happened in ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'' several times, the most {{egregious}} JustForFun/{{egregious}} of which is when a villain made entire of malleable, liquid water gets trapped in an ordinary net.
19th Mar '18 3:20:41 PM darkemyst
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* Also parodied by ''Webcomic/DaisyOwl'' [[http://www.daisyowl.com/comic/2010-01-26 here]].

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* Also parodied by ''Webcomic/DaisyOwl'' with [[NetGun Net Guns]] used [[http://www.daisyowl.com/comic/2010-01-26 here]].here]].
* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'': There is significantly little struggling shown but Agatha and Larana's group is [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20160803 captured by Larana's father using a net]] when returning to The Incorruptible Republic of the Immortal Library of the Grand Architect from the adjacent old Corbettite Vaults and only Violetta escapes capture, and she managed to avoid the net entirely.
10th Sep '17 6:21:24 PM foxley
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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.
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