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* In ''Manga/SoulEater'', Professor Stein ironically hallucinates ending up like this in a later arc while he is going insane.
** He did it a lot to Spirit in their backstory - he was operating on him for five years before Spirit found out after being told by the woman who would become Maka's mother. The hallucination mentioned above actually reverses their roles, with Stein as the 'patient' and Spirit the 'doctor'.
* Tetsuo from ''Manga/{{Akira}}''.

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* In ''Manga/SoulEater'', ''Manga/SoulEater'':
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Professor Stein ironically hallucinates ending up like this in a later arc while he is going insane.
** He did it a lot to Spirit in their backstory - -- he was operating on him for five years before Spirit found out after being told by the woman who would become Maka's mother. The hallucination mentioned above actually reverses their roles, with Stein as the 'patient' "patient" and Spirit the 'doctor'.
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"doctor".
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Tetsuo from ''Manga/{{Akira}}''.



* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing'': in episode 2, Heero Yuy is strapped down after being captured. His response? He lowers his own pulse to make it seem like he's still unconscious and almost manages to break through his bonds, leaving a bloody mess. (Keep in mind, he's 15...)\\
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* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing'': in episode 2, Heero Yuy is strapped down after being captured. His response? He lowers his own pulse to make it seem like he's still unconscious and almost manages to break through his bonds, leaving a bloody mess. (Keep in mind, he's 15...)\\
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* ''FanFic/TheInfiniteLoops'': Happens to Blues in one of his failed Loop attempts, at the hands of something that's taken over Dr. Light. Mercifully reality crashes before anything serious happens, but it leaves some nasty psychological scars.
* Frieza, in Chapter 4 of ''Fanfic/SaviorOfDemons'', during his extensive recovery is either strapped to a table, or strapped to an upright vertical frame. Naturally, this means he can't get away when Goku torments him with his Super Saiyan transformation.
** Even before Goku showed up, he was being restrained, probably for reacting very violently to whatever the doctors did to reconstruct his body.

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* ''FanFic/TheInfiniteLoops'': ''Fanfic/TheInfiniteLoops'': Happens to Blues in one of his failed Loop attempts, at the hands of something that's taken over Dr. Light. Mercifully reality crashes before anything serious happens, but it leaves some nasty psychological scars.
* Frieza, in Chapter 4 of ''Fanfic/SaviorOfDemons'', during his extensive recovery is either strapped to a table, or strapped to an upright vertical frame. Naturally, this means he can't get away when Goku torments him with his Super Saiyan transformation.
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transformation. Even before Goku showed up, he was being restrained, probably for reacting very violently to whatever the doctors did to reconstruct his body.



* When Lydia gets kidnapped in ''FanFic/{{Cinderjuice}}'', she ends up in this situation - on live television.

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* When Lydia gets kidnapped in ''FanFic/{{Cinderjuice}}'', ''Fanfic/{{Cinderjuice}}'', she ends up in this situation - -- on live television. television.
* It happens to Danielle of ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'' again in the ''FanFic/FacingTheFutureSeries'' by the Guys In White. Based on her previous experiences, she's not impressed.



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* ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}'' has possibly the most famous operating table scene. Film/JamesBond gets strapped to an operating table with an industrial laser slowly moving towards his crotch. They did it a second time in ''Film/DieAnotherDay'', albeit it was the BondGirl instead of Bond himself (really, pretty much ''anything'' that happened in a previous Bond film turned up in that one). It's a favorite scene to rework as a Film/JamesBond parody. In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', a James Bond lookalike is subjected to this in "You Only Move Twice". It also happens to Plucky Duck in one episode of ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures''. Heck at this point, if you had a dollar for every James Bond parody that ''doesn't'' use this at some point, you'd be broke.

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* ''Film/JamesBond'':
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''Film/{{Goldfinger}}'' has possibly the most famous operating table scene. Film/JamesBond gets strapped to an operating table with an industrial laser slowly moving towards his crotch. crotch.
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They did do it a second time in ''Film/DieAnotherDay'', albeit it was is the BondGirl instead of Bond himself (really, pretty much ''anything'' that happened in a previous Bond film turned up in that one). It's a favorite scene to rework as a Film/JamesBond parody. In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', a James Bond lookalike is subjected to this in "You Only Move Twice". It also happens to Plucky Duck in one episode of ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures''. Heck at this point, if you had a dollar for every James Bond parody that ''doesn't'' use this at some point, you'd be broke.one).



* ''Film/{{Help}}'' - in an attempt to remove a stuck ring from his finger, Ringo goes to a MadScientist who straps him to a device that runs current through him to enlarge the molecules of metal objects. When it doesn't work the scientist opts for surgery, but is thwarted, then, toward movie's end, he has Ringo strapped down on a yacht, ready to try again.

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* ''Film/{{Help}}'' - in ''Film/{{Help}}'': In an attempt to remove a stuck ring from his finger, Ringo goes to a MadScientist who straps him to a device that runs current through him to enlarge the molecules of metal objects. When it doesn't work the scientist opts for surgery, but is thwarted, then, toward movie's end, he has Ringo strapped down on a yacht, ready to try again.



-->'''Detainer''': And is ''this'' how you treat the women you desire?
-->'''Jimmy''': Yes! Yes, I remove their clothing and tie them up, yes. I learned that in the Boy Scouts.

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-->'''Detainer''': -->'''Detainer:''' And is ''this'' how you treat the women you desire?
-->'''Jimmy''':
desire?\\
'''Jimmy:'''
Yes! Yes, I remove their clothing and tie them up, yes. I learned that in the Boy Scouts.



* Recurring trope in ''[[AmericanHorrorStoryAsylum American Horror Story: Asylum]]''.

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* %%* Recurring trope in ''[[AmericanHorrorStoryAsylum American Horror Story: Asylum]]''.''Series/AmericanHorrorStoryAsylum''.



** The First Doctor is strapped to gurney before he undergoes the transference process in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS3E9TheSavages "The Savages"]].
** Happens to Polly as the first cliffhanger in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS4E5TheUnderwaterMenace "The Underwater Menace"]], as she is forcibly anaesthetized, about to be turned into a [[{{Cyborg}} fish-person]], while kicking and screaming. This scene was so brutal it got cut by the Australian censor board and is [[MissingEpisode some of the only footage of it that survives]].
** Jamie gets this at the hands of the Dominators in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS6E1TheDominators "The Dominators"]], only instead of straps the table paralyses him via molecular forces.
** Sarah Jane gets strapped to a table by Davros in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS12E4GenesisOfTheDaleks "Genesis of the Daleks"]], so he can torture her to force the Doctor to reveal the information of how he defeated the Daleks in every encounter in the past ([[TimeyWimeyBall in Davros' future]]).
** Sarah Jane gets tied down to an operating table by [[MadScientist Solon]] in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS13E5TheBrainOfMorbius "The Brain of Morbius"]]. He wasn't going to operate on her, thank goodness, he was too busy [[spoiler: trying to reanimate Morbius]]. Just needed to keep an eye on her as she kept running away and causing trouble. [[BadassAdorable Whilst completely blind]].
** The Fourth Doctor experiences a hallucination of this in the {{Cyberspace}} NightmareSequence in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS14E3TheDeadlyAssassin "The Deadly Assassin"]], in a sequence inspired by the [[MedicalHorror common phobia of waking up in the middle of surgery]]. He also willingly submits to this in order to enter said Cyberspace world, complete with head nodes and agonized screaming.
** Leela in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS14E4TheFaceOfEvil "The Face of Evil"]], strapped to a table in her little leather leotard [[MsFanservice in her first story]].
** The robot "reprogramming" (actually just horrific, dangerous and sadistic MeatGrinderSurgery on a sentient being considered subhuman) in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS14E5TheRobotsOfDeath "The Robots of Death"]].
** In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS16E4TheAndroidsOfTara "The Androids of Tara"]], Romana I was strapped to a table [[spoiler:(after being mistaken for an android)]], and about to be cut up for parts.
** The Daleks did this to the Fifth Doctor as well, in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS21E4ResurrectionOfTheDaleks "Resurrection of the Daleks"]].

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** The First Doctor is strapped to gurney before he undergoes the transference process in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS3E9TheSavages "The Savages"]].
"[[Recap/DoctorWhoS3E9TheSavages The Savages]]".
** Happens to Polly as the first cliffhanger in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS4E5TheUnderwaterMenace "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS4E5TheUnderwaterMenace The Underwater Menace"]], Menace]]", as she is forcibly anaesthetized, about to be turned into a [[{{Cyborg}} fish-person]], while kicking and screaming. This scene was so brutal it got cut by the Australian censor board and is [[MissingEpisode some of the only footage of it that survives]].
** Jamie gets this at the hands of the Dominators in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS6E1TheDominators "The Dominators"]], "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS6E1TheDominators The Dominators]]", only instead of straps the table paralyses him via molecular forces.
** Sarah Jane gets strapped to a table by Davros in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS12E4GenesisOfTheDaleks "Genesis "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS12E4GenesisOfTheDaleks Genesis of the Daleks"]], Daleks]]", so he can torture her to force the Doctor to reveal the information of how he defeated the Daleks in every encounter in the past ([[TimeyWimeyBall in Davros' future]]).
** Sarah Jane gets tied down to an operating table by [[MadScientist Solon]] in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS13E5TheBrainOfMorbius "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS13E5TheBrainOfMorbius The Brain of Morbius"]].Morbius]]". He wasn't going to operate on her, thank goodness, he was too busy [[spoiler: trying to reanimate Morbius]]. Just needed to keep an eye on her as she kept running away and causing trouble. [[BadassAdorable Whilst completely blind]].
** The Fourth Doctor experiences a hallucination of this in the {{Cyberspace}} NightmareSequence in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS14E3TheDeadlyAssassin "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS14E3TheDeadlyAssassin The Deadly Assassin"]], Assassin]]", in a sequence inspired by the [[MedicalHorror common phobia of waking up in the middle of surgery]]. He also willingly submits to this in order to enter said Cyberspace world, complete with head nodes and agonized screaming.
** Leela in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS14E4TheFaceOfEvil "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS14E4TheFaceOfEvil The Face of Evil"]], Evil]]", strapped to a table in her little leather leotard [[MsFanservice in her first story]].
** The robot "reprogramming" (actually just horrific, dangerous and sadistic MeatGrinderSurgery on a sentient being considered subhuman) in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS14E5TheRobotsOfDeath "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS14E5TheRobotsOfDeath The Robots of Death"]].
Death]]".
** In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS16E4TheAndroidsOfTara "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS16E4TheAndroidsOfTara The Androids of Tara"]], Tara]]", Romana I was strapped to a table [[spoiler:(after being mistaken for an android)]], and about to be cut up for parts.
** The Daleks did this to the Fifth Doctor as well, in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS21E4ResurrectionOfTheDaleks "Resurrection "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS21E4ResurrectionOfTheDaleks Resurrection of the Daleks"]].Daleks]]".



** The Ninth Doctor in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E6Dalek "Dalek"]] gets strapped to a wall-based body scanner and unwillingly examined via AgonyBeam.
** Happens to Rose Tyler and Mickey Smith in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E4TheGirlInTheFireplace "The Girl in the Fireplace"]]. There was a unintentional pan over Creator/BilliePiper's tightly-clad body. When the production team saw it in the edit, [[MaleGaze they kept it]].
** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E8TheHungryEarth "The Hungry Earth"]]/[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E9ColdBlood "Cold Blood"]] subverts it: [[spoiler:The Silurian doctor doing the examination turns out to be perfectly well meaning, if a bit lacking in anesthetic techniques.]]

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** The Ninth Doctor in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E6Dalek "Dalek"]] "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E6Dalek Dalek]]" gets strapped to a wall-based body scanner and unwillingly examined via AgonyBeam.
** Happens to Rose Tyler and Mickey Smith in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E4TheGirlInTheFireplace "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E4TheGirlInTheFireplace The Girl in the Fireplace"]].Fireplace]]". There was a unintentional pan over Creator/BilliePiper's tightly-clad body. When the production team saw it in the edit, [[MaleGaze they kept it]].
** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E8TheHungryEarth "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E8TheHungryEarth The Hungry Earth"]]/[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E9ColdBlood "Cold Blood"]] Earth]]"/"[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E9ColdBlood Cold Blood]]" subverts it: [[spoiler:The Silurian doctor doing the examination turns out to be perfectly well meaning, if a bit lacking in anesthetic techniques.]]



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-->'''Female Victim:''' Why have you strapped me to this operating table?
-->'''Mad Scientist:''' Call it an old man's whim.
-->'''Female Victim:''' All right -- why have you strapped me to this old man's whim?

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-->'''Female Victim:''' Why have you strapped me to this operating table?
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table?\\
'''Mad
Scientist:''' Call it an old man's whim.
-->'''Female
whim.\\
'''Female
Victim:''' All right -- why have you strapped me to this old man's whim?



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** Also from show within a show "Race to the West Pole".
-->'''Bill''': ''[[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20050527 You! Minion!]]'' [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20050530 Why am I tied to this table?]] And where are my ''pants?''
*** That's the family-friendly interpretation, to be sure.

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** Also from show within a show "Race to the West Pole".
-->'''Bill''':
Pole". (That's the family-friendly interpretation, to be sure.)
--->'''Bill''':
''[[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20050527 You! Minion!]]'' [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20050530 Why am I tied to this table?]] And where are my ''pants?''
*** That's the family-friendly interpretation, to be sure.
''pants?''



* In ''WebComic/CommanderKitty'', [[http://www.commanderkitty.com/2010/12/05/dont-wait-up/ CK follows a group of androids into a room prominently marked "abattoir"]] [[EverythingsSexierInFrench apparently thinking it's something else]]. Predictably, [[http://www.commanderkitty.com/2011/01/30/action-sequence-go/ he winds up on an operating table]].

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* In ''WebComic/CommanderKitty'', ''Webcomic/CommanderKitty'', [[http://www.commanderkitty.com/2010/12/05/dont-wait-up/ CK follows a group of androids into a room prominently marked "abattoir"]] [[EverythingsSexierInFrench apparently thinking it's something else]]. Predictably, [[http://www.commanderkitty.com/2011/01/30/action-sequence-go/ he winds up on an operating table]].



* The Whartons of ''WebVideo/{{lonelygirl15}}'' appear vulnerable to this; it happens to Emma in "Girl Tied Up" and Jonas in "Dangerous Injection!" and "Rooftop Brawl".

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* The Whartons of ''WebVideo/{{lonelygirl15}}'' ''WebVideo/Lonelygirl15'' appear vulnerable to this; it happens to Emma in "Girl Tied Up" and Jonas in "Dangerous Injection!" and "Rooftop Brawl".



* The above-mentioned ''Goldfinger'' example is a favorite scene to rework as a Film/JamesBond parody. In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', a James Bond lookalike is subjected to this in "You Only Move Twice".
* It also happens to Plucky Duck in one episode of ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures''. Heck at this point, if you had a dollar for every James Bond parody that ''doesn't'' use this at some point, you'd be broke.



** [[spoiler:It happens to Danielle again in the ''FanFic/FacingTheFutureSeries'' by the Guys In White. Based on her previous experiences, she's not impressed.]]



6th Nov '17 12:21:01 PM TheGreatConversation
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* Nor will it stop Brendon Urie of Music/PanicAtTheDisco during the first minute of the music video to "This Is Gospel," which finds him strapped to an operating table while scrubbed-in surgeons perform various tests and prepare him for some [[LiteralMetaphor conveniently metaphorical]] open-heart surgery.
8th Oct '17 6:43:12 PM nombretomado
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* In the {{Infocom}} text-adventure ''VideoGame/LeatherGoddessesOfPhobos'', the player is strapped to an exam table by a mad scientist and turned into a Gorilla. It's also possible to observe other experiments of the Leather Goddesses, but the game won't tell you what they are. Whether that is a SexyDiscretionShot or a GoryDiscretionShot is entirely up to the player's imagination.

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* In the {{Infocom}} Creator/{{Infocom}} text-adventure ''VideoGame/LeatherGoddessesOfPhobos'', the player is strapped to an exam table by a mad scientist and turned into a Gorilla. It's also possible to observe other experiments of the Leather Goddesses, but the game won't tell you what they are. Whether that is a SexyDiscretionShot or a GoryDiscretionShot is entirely up to the player's imagination.
7th Oct '17 11:13:24 PM modgethanc
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For some reason, the entire room is usually dark except for a spot-lit circle around the table. You'd think working scientists -- even mad ones -- would prefer better lighting.

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For some reason, the entire room is usually dark except for a spot-lit circle around the table. You'd think working scientists -- even mad ones -- [[EvilIsNotWellLit would prefer better lighting.
lighting.]]
1st Oct '17 9:36:56 AM nombretomado
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* The music video to "The Phoenix" by FallOutBoy has Patrick strapped to a table whilst his hand is chopped off and other various tortures inflicted upon him. None of which stop him from singing.

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* The music video to "The Phoenix" by FallOutBoy Music/FallOutBoy has Patrick strapped to a table whilst his hand is chopped off and other various tortures inflicted upon him. None of which stop him from singing.
29th Aug '17 10:53:29 PM PaulA
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** Also happens to Kara in Season 7, when an [[{{MIB}} agent]] from the Department of Homeland Security finds out she broke into a secure location to retreive the blue crystal they took, putting two-and-two together and concluding she's not from Earth.

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** Also happens to Kara in Season 7, when an [[{{MIB}} [[TheMenInBlack agent]] from the Department of Homeland Security finds out she broke into a secure location to retreive the blue crystal they took, putting two-and-two together and concluding she's not from Earth.
31st Jul '17 1:17:28 AM SpocktorWho
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* In ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'', Sam had this done to him by a Zombie Doctor who wanted his PuppyDogEyes.

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* In ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'', ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'':
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Sam had this done to him by a Zombie Doctor who wanted his PuppyDogEyes.


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** The same table crops up again in season 6, this time with [[spoiler: Meg]] as the victim.
** This happens ''routinely'' to [[spoiler:Castiel]] in season 8, as part of a {{Brainwashing}} scheme. He actually doesn't remember any of it until another torture victim screaming triggers a PTSD reaction. [[spoiler:He's still brainwashed though, so Naomi is able to order him back to Heaven and ''keep doing it to him''.]]
** Happens to Dean again in season 10, when he's captured by a family who routinely harvest other people's organs to replace or add to their own. Dean suggests they not kill him, because if they don't, some of them might survive, but if they do, [[spoiler:the Mark of Cain will resurrect him as a demon]] and he'll kill ''all'' of them. Needless to say, it's doesn't end well for the family.
24th Jul '17 2:23:12 PM darkemyst
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* ''Webcomic/CharbyTheVampirate'': Zeno was strapped down and experimented on by scientists. [[http://www.charbythevampirate.com/comic/89 He could kind of watch TV though from where his head was strapped down.]]
23rd Jun '17 2:24:26 AM jormis29
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* In one of [[BasilRathbone Basil Rathbone's]] SherlockHolmes films, he (as Holmes) is strapped to an operating table by Moriarty. Turns out to be Holmes's BatmanGambit.

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* In one of [[BasilRathbone Basil Rathbone's]] SherlockHolmes films, he (as Holmes) ''Film/SherlockHolmesAndTheSecretWeapon'', Holmes is strapped to an operating table by Moriarty. Turns out to be Holmes's BatmanGambit.
14th Jun '17 10:48:19 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* In ''Videogame/BlazBlue'', [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IN5qyJdTQpw Relius Clover's Astral Finish]] had his opponent in this condition. In a way, this varies between characters, such as Arakune's 'Operating Table' being a big flask, Ragna and Rachel being bound to crosses, Jin being tied with [[LightIsNotGood ray lights]], Taokaka being inside a cage, Bang being bound ''and'' forced to kneel thanks to the heavy weights on his legs, etc. (The only one ''actually'' strapped to something like a table is [[GenderBender Mai Natsume]].) Regardless, knowing [[MadScientist what kind]] [[TortureTechnician of person Relius is]], rather than showing what happens to the character, [[GoryDiscretionShot the door closes in and a scream is heard]].

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* In ''Videogame/BlazBlue'', [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IN5qyJdTQpw Relius Clover's Astral Finish]] had his opponent in this condition. In a way, this varies between characters, such as Arakune's 'Operating Table' being a big flask, Ragna and Rachel being bound to crosses, Jin being tied with [[LightIsNotGood ray lights]], Taokaka being inside a cage, Bang being bound ''and'' forced to kneel thanks to the heavy weights on his legs, etc. (The only one ''actually'' strapped to something like a table is [[GenderBender Mai Natsume]].) Regardless, knowing [[MadScientist what kind]] [[TortureTechnician of person Relius is]], rather than showing what happens to the character, [[GoryDiscretionShot the door closes in in]] [[ScreamDiscretionShot and a scream is heard]].
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