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4th Jan '16 10:48:22 AM TheUnsquished
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28th Dec '15 4:36:22 PM Willbyr
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See also DeathTrap and BoundAndGagged, as this is a SubTrope of both, and ExplosiveLeash and WhyAmITicking, which are {{Sister Trope}}s. RidingTheBomb is also closely related.
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See also DeathTrap and BoundAndGagged, as this is a SubTrope of both, and ExplosiveLeash and WhyAmITicking, which are {{Sister Trope}}s. StrappedToARocket is another SisterTrope. RidingTheBomb is also closely related.
28th Dec '15 4:22:03 PM eroock
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* In''Film/TommyBoy'', the title character fakes this to get a TV crew's attention, using road flares and duct tape.
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* In''Film/TommyBoy'', In ''Film/TommyBoy'', the title character fakes this to get a TV crew's attention, using road flares and duct tape.
25th Dec '15 10:34:12 AM catmuto
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[[folder: Anime & Manga]] * ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' had a case where a civilian was knocked unconscious, strapped to a bomb and then sent into a ski-equipment department of a large store. The intention was to figure out who had been buying red shirts for the past few weeks and, if the mystery wasn't solved soon, the bombs on the man would explode. [[spoiler: Turns out the man was the 'culprit'. The bombs are fake, which Conan figured out when he noticed a lipstick stain on the man's jacket from being in a crowded train and how no reasonable person would go onto a crowded train if they could explode at any moment.]] With the case solved as well, the bombs were taken off and no harm was done. [[/folder]]
7th Dec '15 12:53:38 PM foxley
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* ''Series/TheFlash2014'': In "Revenge of the Rogues", Snart and Rory kidnap Caitlin and leave her BoundAndGagged to chair above a bomb in a warehouse. The bomb is rigged with a tripwire to start a timer if anyone enters to rescue her.
27th Nov '15 3:58:44 PM foxley
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* ''Series/{{CSI}}'': This is the MO of the BigBad in "Immortality": brainwashing his targets (former clients of Lady Heather), strapping them into explosive vests, and sending them into public areas to blow themselves up.
20th Oct '15 7:17:25 AM JonnyDip
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* In ''Film/{{Swordfish}}'' the hostages in the bank robbery all have explosive vests covered with ball bearings, turning them all into walking [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M18_Claymore_mine claymore mines]]. Unfortunately for one unlucky hostage, the SWAT team didn't consider that the vests also have a proximity trigger, setting off the bomb as shes dragged outside the bank. The opening scene shows just how much damage the explosion does to the surrounding area with a BulletTime OrbitalShot.
11th Aug '15 4:00:01 PM foxley
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* Not sure if this counts since it's not a literal example, but "Series/Castle" has Beckett standing on a bomb with a pressure plate, which will explode if she gets off of it.
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* Not sure if this counts since it's not a literal example, but "Series/Castle" ''Series/{{Castle}}'' has Beckett standing on a bomb with a pressure plate, which will explode if she gets off of it.

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* Not sure if this counts since it's not a literal example, but "Series/Castle" has Beckett standing on a bomb with a pressure plate, which will explode if she gets off ''Series/DoctorWho'': In "Revenge of it.the Cybermen", the Cybermen strap bombs to the Doctor and the surviving members of the beacon crew and force them to march into the heart of Voga.
9th Jun '15 4:02:09 PM VMacek
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* ''{{SCTV}}'' - a quasi-reality show called "Revenge" skillfully prepares and film acts of vengeance as viewer requests...but an angry guy shows up on set wired with explosives ranting about how earlier acts of the show have ruined his life. The show suffers a quick, untimely end.
15th May '15 1:42:20 PM Morgenthaler
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* ComicBook/CaptainAmerica and BuckyBarnes were strapped to an experimental plane laden with explosives by Baron Zemo. They managed to untie themselves, but while trying to defuse it Cap fell off and landed in the Arctic Ocean where he was frozen solid. Bucky was presumed blown up for many many years. * This happened at least once to Franchise/WonderWoman. She wasn't just tied to the bomb, the bomb was dropped on a city. It was on the cover of a comic. [[http://tytempletonart.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/wonder-woman-da-bomb-bigger1.jpg This one, in fact]]. * The {{Franchise/Batman}} story "And The Executioner Wore Stiletto Heels" has the villain going above and beyond by covering the victim in glue and sticking the bomb to their chest (and sticking the victim to the ceiling, too). By the time Batman finds them, there's not nearly enough time to do something about the bomb...
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* ComicBook/CaptainAmerica and BuckyBarnes ComicBook/BuckyBarnes were strapped to an experimental plane laden with explosives by Baron Zemo. They managed to untie themselves, but while trying to defuse it Cap fell off and landed in the Arctic Ocean where he was frozen solid. Bucky was presumed blown up for many many years. * This happened at least once to Franchise/WonderWoman.ComicBook/WonderWoman. She wasn't just tied to the bomb, the bomb was dropped on a city. It was on the cover of a comic. [[http://tytempletonart.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/wonder-woman-da-bomb-bigger1.jpg This one, in fact]]. * The {{Franchise/Batman}} ComicBook/{{Batman}} story "And The Executioner Wore Stiletto Heels" has the villain going above and beyond by covering the victim in glue and sticking the bomb to their chest (and sticking the victim to the ceiling, too). By the time Batman finds them, there's not nearly enough time to do something about the bomb...

[[folder:{{Film}}]] * ''SpyHard'' plays this for laughs, as the film was a spoof type film. The villain ties up the captured lady agent to the bomb, and after Leslie Nielsen's character arrives, the villain ends up going up with the rocket. * ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory''. Sid duct tapes Buzz Lightyear to a model rocket and plans to launch him (the rocket will explode when it reaches its maximum height). Luckily, Woody saves him from this horrible fate, but later uses the rocket (with Buzz still attached to it) as part of a cunning plan.
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[[folder:{{Film}}]] [[folder:Films -- Animated]] * ''SpyHard'' plays this for laughs, as the film was a spoof type film. The villain ties up the captured lady agent to the bomb, and after Leslie Nielsen's character arrives, the villain ends up going up with the rocket. * ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory''. ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'': ** Sid duct tapes Buzz Lightyear to a model rocket and plans to launch him (the rocket will explode when it reaches its maximum height). Luckily, Woody saves him from this horrible fate, but later uses the rocket (with Buzz still attached to it) as part of a cunning plan.

[[folder:{{Film}}]] * ''SpyHard'' In ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars 2}}'', Mater's filter is replaced by a bomb as a contingency plan to kill Lightning [=McQueen=]. [[spoiler:He later uses it to coerce a confession from the BigBad.]] [[/folder]] [[folder:Films -- Live-Action]] * ''Film/SpyHard'' plays this for laughs, as the film was a spoof type film. The villain ties up the captured lady agent to the bomb, and after Leslie Nielsen's character arrives, the villain ends up going up with the rocket. \n* ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory''. Sid duct tapes Buzz Lightyear to a model rocket and plans to launch him (the rocket will explode when it reaches its maximum height). Luckily, Woody saves him from this horrible fate, but later uses the rocket (with Buzz still attached to it) as part of a cunning plan.

* In the climax of ''WhatAboutBob'', Dr. Leo Marvin snaps and tries to kill Bob Wiley by tying him up in the woods and hanging 20 pounds of black powder around Bob's neck. Leo jokingly refers to this as "Death therapy, a guaranteed cure!"; Bob is ''completely'' oblivious to how much Leo hates him, so he immediately accepts that this really is some kind of therapy. Bob effortlessly unties himself, but assumes the still-ticking bomb is a prop and takes it with him back to Leo's house. * In ''Film/NewPoliceStory'', JackieChan's girlfriend gets strapped to a bomb. In an attempted HeroicSacrifice, she removes the bomb to set it off while Jackie leaves the room to spare him... and nothing happens. [[spoiler: The real trigger was hidden and the bomb went off when she got up later.]] * At the climax of ''RushHour'', Soo Yung's kidnappers outfit her with a vest covered in C4 charges, rigged to go off if triggered via remote ''or'' if the vest is removed.
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* In the climax of ''WhatAboutBob'', ''Film/WhatAboutBob'', Dr. Leo Marvin snaps and tries to kill Bob Wiley by tying him up in the woods and hanging 20 pounds of black powder around Bob's neck. Leo jokingly refers to this as "Death therapy, a guaranteed cure!"; Bob is ''completely'' oblivious to how much Leo hates him, so he immediately accepts that this really is some kind of therapy. Bob effortlessly unties himself, but assumes the still-ticking bomb is a prop and takes it with him back to Leo's house. * In ''Film/NewPoliceStory'', JackieChan's Creator/JackieChan's girlfriend gets strapped to a bomb. In an attempted HeroicSacrifice, she removes the bomb to set it off while Jackie leaves the room to spare him... and nothing happens. [[spoiler: The real trigger was hidden and the bomb went off when she got up later.]] * At the climax of ''RushHour'', ''Film/RushHour'', Soo Yung's kidnappers outfit her with a vest covered in C4 charges, rigged to go off if triggered via remote ''or'' if the vest is removed.

* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars 2}}'', Mater's filter is replaced by a bomb as a contingency plan to kill Lightning [=McQueen=]. [[spoiler:He later uses it to coerce a confession from the BigBad.]]

* ''Film/{{TheHurtLocker}}'' is all about a bomb disposal expert on duty in the Middle East, so it should be no surprise that he encounters one.
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* ''Film/{{TheHurtLocker}}'' ''Film/TheHurtLocker'' is all about a bomb disposal expert on duty in the Middle East, so it should be no surprise that he encounters one.

* In an episode of ''TheGoodies'', the Goodies fall foul of a mad scientist who ties them to a bomb (after they escape his first inescapable death trap, which involved rising water, an alligator, a candle burning through a rope, and an acid bath).
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* In an episode of ''TheGoodies'', ''Series/TheGoodies'', the Goodies fall foul of a mad scientist who ties them to a bomb (after they escape his first inescapable death trap, which involved rising water, an alligator, a candle burning through a rope, and an acid bath).

* ''Series/RedDwarf'' episode ''Entangled'' has Lister attached to a machine that will blow up his groin if he does not pay the debt he owes a group of aliens after losing a poker game to them.
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* ''Series/RedDwarf'' episode ''Entangled'' "Entangled" has Lister attached to a machine that will blow up his groin if he does not pay the debt he owes a group of aliens after losing a poker game to them.

* In TheProfessionals episode 'Fugitive' Bodie is taken hostage and has a bomb strapped to him.
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* In TheProfessionals ''Series/TheProfessionals'' episode 'Fugitive' "Fugitive", Bodie is taken hostage and has a bomb strapped to him.

* One game in the ''{{Tekken}}'' series has an ending where three of the fighters are strapped to a rocket as it launches. It returns in ''Videogame/PlaystationAllStarsBattleRoyale'' as Heihachi Mishima's LimitBreak, complete with EvilLaugh.
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* One game in the ''{{Tekken}}'' ''Videogame/{{Tekken}}'' series has an ending where three of the fighters are strapped to a rocket as it launches. It returns in ''Videogame/PlaystationAllStarsBattleRoyale'' as Heihachi Mishima's LimitBreak, complete with EvilLaugh.

* As a reference to the CaptainAmerica example, ''TheSuperHeroSquadShow'' has an episode where the Scarlet Witch is sent back in time to WorldWarII, caught by the Red Skull and then tied to a rocket, but is then saved by Captain America and the Invaders (Bucky, the Jim Hammond Human Torch, and Toro).
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* As a reference to the CaptainAmerica example, ''TheSuperHeroSquadShow'' ''WesternAnimation/TheSuperHeroSquadShow'' has an episode where the Scarlet Witch is sent back in time to WorldWarII, UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, caught by the Red Skull and then tied to a rocket, but is then saved by Captain America and the Invaders (Bucky, the Jim Hammond Human Torch, and Toro).
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