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8th Nov '17 10:35:48 PM Benthelame
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* ''Anime/LittleNemoAdventuresInSlumberland'' has King Morpheus appear tied up in this fashion. The whole thing turns out to be an illusion the Nightmare King projected to lure Nemo out of hiding because apparently the Nightmare King can't see very well in the dark despite having [[GlowingEyes Glowing]] [[RedEyesTakeWarning red eyes]].
3rd Nov '17 9:42:58 PM bobotheking
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** Akane is surprised to find herself tied up in a tree as the "prize" for Ranma's second major fight with Ryoga.
1st Nov '17 8:08:48 AM Shadowgazer
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** Both Griffith and Guts are subject to this trope, in fact this is how the reader is introduced to Guts on the ''first page'' of the manga... [[FetishFuel mmmmm]].

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** Both Griffith and Guts are subject to this trope, in fact this is how the reader is introduced to Guts on the ''first page'' of the manga... [[FetishFuel mmmmm]].
25th Aug '17 7:27:35 AM Dravencour
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** In a ''very'' {{fan disservice}}y example, it happens during the Eclipse to [[spoiler: an unconscious and [[ShamefulStrip forcibly stripped naked]] Casca, few before Femto (aka Griffit's Apostle form) violently rapes her.]]

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** In a ''very'' {{fan disservice}}y example, it happens during the Eclipse to [[spoiler: an unconscious and [[ShamefulStrip forcibly stripped naked]] Casca, a few moments before Femto (aka Griffit's Apostle form) (Griffith reborn as a God Hand) violently rapes her.]]
11th Aug '17 1:36:48 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* Pictured above: In ''Anime/{{Voltron}}''/''Anime/GoLion'', Lotor ties up Princess Romelle/Amue this way.

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* Pictured above: In ''Anime/{{Voltron}}''/''Anime/GoLion'', Lotor Prince Lotor/Sincline ties up Princess Romelle/Amue this way.
11th Jun '17 6:30:02 PM MasterofGalaxies4628
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A BoundAndGagged prisoner is suspended by (usually) a rope from the ceiling.

This is not intended for [[ColdBloodedTorture torturing the prisoner]], but in reality, this could cause undue pressure on the body, and bad blood flow. Perhaps even dislocate something -- there's a ''reason'' why BDSM models engaging in suspension art tend towards the light-weight and extremely flexible end. In fiction, the prisoner does not appear to suffer any particular physical discomfort. (If the viewer [[FridgeLogic thinks too much]] about this, it results in [[IncrediblyLamePun Disbelief of]] [[WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief Unwilling Suspension]]).

Hanging by the ''wrists'', a common variation, would in RealLife quickly cause permanent damage to the hands and within a few hours cause death by suffocation/"[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suspension_trauma Suspension Trauma]]", not quite unlike a crucifixion. Many a TailorMadePrison has a prior inhabitant hanging by his wrists in skeletal form.

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A BoundAndGagged prisoner is suspended by (usually) a rope from the ceiling.

ceiling, usually by a rope.

This is not intended for [[ColdBloodedTorture torturing the prisoner]], but in reality, this could cause undue pressure on the body, and bad blood flow. Perhaps even dislocate something -- there's a ''reason'' why BDSM models engaging in suspension art tend towards the light-weight and extremely flexible end. In fiction, the prisoner does not appear to suffer any particular physical discomfort. discomfort (If the viewer [[FridgeLogic thinks too much]] about this, it results in [[RussianReversal Disbelief]] [[IncrediblyLamePun Disbelief of]] [[WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief Unwilling Suspension]]).

Hanging by the ''wrists'', a common variation, would in RealLife quickly cause permanent damage to the hands and within a few hours cause death by suffocation/"[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suspension_trauma Suspension Trauma]]", not quite unlike a crucifixion. Many a TailorMadePrison has a prior inhabitant still hanging by his wrists in skeletal form.



* Because the RuleOfCool says so.
* AuthorAppeal, along with {{Fanservice}}.
* In rare cases, the villain will actually be doing this to ''deliberately'' hurt the prisoner.

Favorite victims seem to be TheHero(es) or the DistressedDamsel (especially [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses a princess]] and the President's daughter).

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* Because the RuleOfCool says so.
* AuthorAppeal, along with
AuthorAppeal and/or {{Fanservice}}.
* Simple RuleOfCool.
* In rare cases, the villain will actually may ''actually'' be doing this to ''deliberately'' deliberately hurt the prisoner.

Favorite victims seem to be TheHero(es) or the DistressedDamsel DamselInDistress (especially [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses a princess]] and and/or the President's daughter).
11th Apr '17 7:13:38 PM AthenaBlue
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* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'': In [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS3E19ZeroHour "Zero Hour"]], after being outed as the ReverseMole and captured, [[spoiler:Kallus]] get suspended from a ceiling beam [[spoiler:in Ezra's tower]] by his handcuffs while Thrawn explains to him how he's deduced the location of the rebel base.

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* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'': In [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS3E19ZeroHour "Zero Hour"]], after being outed as the ReverseMole and captured, [[spoiler:Kallus]] get gets suspended from a ceiling beam [[spoiler:in Ezra's tower]] by his handcuffs while Thrawn explains to him how he's deduced the location of the rebel base.
11th Apr '17 7:12:23 PM AthenaBlue
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* In ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'', the villains have a fondness for tying up the heroes and dangling them upside-down, usually by their feet.
* In ''WesternAnimation/DanVs'' "The Wolf-Man", Dan catches what he thinks is the wolf-man (actually a kid in a costume) and hangs him upside down from his ceiling.
* Franchise/{{DCAU}}:
** ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'':
*** Robin is chained up this way above a rising pit of water after being kidnapped by the title character in the episode "Bane". For best effect, they added an equivalent of CementShoes to his feet.
*** The final episode of the same series has Raven and Lark (the Penguin's [[BodyguardBabes female bodyguards]]) hanging bound and gagged from the ceiling after being subdued by the Judge.
** The ''Franchise/{{Batman}}''/''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' animated series cross over, ''World's Finest'', has ComicBook/LoisLane tied up like this.
%%* Happens to Max in ''WesternAnimation/GoofTroop''.
* The ThreeAmigos of ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes'' get strung up this way by [[{{Satan}} Lucius]].
* The beginning of two ''WesternAnimation/MightyMouse'' cartoons -- "The Perils of Pearl Pureheart" (1949) and "Sunny Italy" (1951) -- has Pearl Pureheart dangling upside down by one foot.
%%* This happened at least once on ''WesternAnimation/ThePerilsOfPenelopePitstop''.



* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'':
** Robin is chained up this way above a rising pit of water after being kidnapped by the title character in the episode "Bane". For best effect, they added an equivalent of CementShoes to his feet.
** The final episode of the same series has Raven and Lark (the Penguin's [[BodyguardBabes female bodyguards]]) hanging bound and gagged from the ceiling after being subdued by the Judge.

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* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'':
** Robin is chained
Shaak Ti gets bound up this way above a rising pit of water by electric wires by General Grievous in ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsCloneWars''.
* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'': In [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS3E19ZeroHour "Zero Hour"]],
after being kidnapped by outed as the title character in ReverseMole and captured, [[spoiler:Kallus]] get suspended from a ceiling beam [[spoiler:in Ezra's tower]] by his handcuffs while Thrawn explains to him how he's deduced the episode "Bane". For best effect, they added location of the rebel base.
* Koopa does this to [[WouldHurtAChild Oogtar]] in
an equivalent of CementShoes to his feet.
** The final
episode of the same series has Raven and Lark (the Penguin's [[BodyguardBabes female bodyguards]]) hanging bound and gagged from the ceiling after being subdued by the Judge.''WesternAnimation/SuperMarioWorld'', dangling him over a hungry dinosaur.
* Happens in ''WesternAnimation/TotallySpies'' We could cite a specific example, but [[http://fetishfuel.wikia.com/wiki/Totally_Spies! we're sure that's unnecessary]].



* This happened at least once on ''WesternAnimation/ThePerilsOfPenelopePitstop''.
* The ''Franchise/{{Batman}}''/''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' animated series cross over, ''World's Finest'', has ComicBook/LoisLane tied up like this.
* Happens in ''WesternAnimation/TotallySpies'' We could cite a specific example, but [[http://fetishfuel.wikia.com/wiki/Totally_Spies! we're sure that's unnecessary]].
* Shaak Ti gets bound up by electric wires by General Grievous in ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsCloneWars''.
* The ThreeAmigos of ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes'' get strung up this way by [[{{Satan}} Lucius]].



* In ''WesternAnimation/DanVs'' "The Wolf-Man", Dan catches what he thinks is the wolf-man (actually a kid in a costume) and hangs him upside down from his ceiling.
* In ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'', the villains have a fondness for tying up the heroes and dangling them upside-down, usually by their feet.
* The beginning of two ''WesternAnimation/MightyMouse'' cartoons -- "The Perils of Pearl Pureheart" (1949) and "Sunny Italy" (1951) -- has Pearl Pureheart dangling upside down by one foot.
* Happens to Max in ''WesternAnimation/GoofTroop''.
* Koopa does this to [[WouldHurtAChild Oogtar]] in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/SuperMarioWorld'', dangling him over a hungry dinosaur.
18th Mar '17 9:19:10 PM CosmicFerret
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* The ColdBloodedTorture method known as either [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gibbet gibbet]] or "the gallows and the pit" involves suspending the victim upside down ''over hot coals, a fire, etc.'', often via either further injuring the victim or placing him/her inside a sort-of cage, the titular "gibbet". It's also named ''horca y hoya'' in Spanish and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsurushi tsurushi]] ([[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin "reverse hanging"]]) in Japanese. It was frequently used against {{Japanese Christian}}s (''kirishitan'') and their allies in the isolation times, like in the cases of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magdalene_of_Nagasaki Saint Magdalene of Nagasaki]] (full-blooded ''kirishitan''), [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lorenzo_Ruiz Saint Lorenzo Ruiz]] (Chinese-Filipino, associated with Jesuit missionaries and ''kirishitan''), [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacobo_Kyushei_Tomonaga Saint Jacobo Kyousei Tomonaga]] (''kirishitan''), [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martyrs_of_Japan#Petrus_Kibe_Kasui_and_187_Companion_Martyrs_of_Japan Blessed Petrus Kibe Kasui]] (''kirishitan'' Jesuit priest), and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giordano_Ansaloni Saint Giordano Ansaloni]] (Sicilian missionary stationed in Japan). In fact, the ''tsurushi'' is often seen in religious arts that feature Lorenzo Ruiz, [[http://www.vatican.va/news_services/liturgy/saints/img/19861018_lorenzo_ruiz.jpg like]] [[http://sjsm.files.wordpress.com/2009/09/san-lorenzo-ruiz-y-co.gif these]]. This is probably the origin of the Tarot Card, the Hanged Man, depicting a bound person swinging from a gibbet by one foot.

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* The ColdBloodedTorture method known as either [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gibbet gibbet]] or "the gallows and the pit" involves suspending the victim upside down ''over hot coals, a fire, etc.'', often via either further injuring the victim or placing him/her inside a sort-of cage, the titular "gibbet". It's also named ''horca y hoya'' in Spanish and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsurushi tsurushi]] ([[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin "reverse hanging"]]) in Japanese. It was frequently used against {{Japanese UsefulNotes/{{Japanese Christian}}s (''kirishitan'') and their allies in the isolation times, like in the cases of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magdalene_of_Nagasaki Saint Magdalene of Nagasaki]] (full-blooded ''kirishitan''), [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lorenzo_Ruiz Saint Lorenzo Ruiz]] (Chinese-Filipino, associated with Jesuit missionaries and ''kirishitan''), [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacobo_Kyushei_Tomonaga Saint Jacobo Kyousei Tomonaga]] (''kirishitan''), [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martyrs_of_Japan#Petrus_Kibe_Kasui_and_187_Companion_Martyrs_of_Japan Blessed Petrus Kibe Kasui]] (''kirishitan'' Jesuit priest), and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giordano_Ansaloni Saint Giordano Ansaloni]] (Sicilian missionary stationed in Japan). In fact, the ''tsurushi'' is often seen in religious arts that feature Lorenzo Ruiz, [[http://www.vatican.va/news_services/liturgy/saints/img/19861018_lorenzo_ruiz.jpg like]] [[http://sjsm.files.wordpress.com/2009/09/san-lorenzo-ruiz-y-co.gif these]]. This is probably the origin of the Tarot Card, the Hanged Man, depicting a bound person swinging from a gibbet by one foot.
6th Feb '17 4:36:52 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* In ''VideoGame/BlazBlueChronophantasma'', if [[LadyOfWar Tsubaki Yayoi]] is hit by [[MadScientist Relius's]] Astral Heat, she's shown in this position ''and'' with [[BoobsAndButtPose her back turned as well as her butt at the viewer]]. Similarly, [[BloodKnight Azrael]] is seen bound upside down, [[HandsomeLech Kagura]] is tied up from what looks a LOT like a gallow (only he's bound rather than "properly hanged"), and [[spoiler: Izayoi]] is restrained by a pillar "made" of mechanical hands.

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* In ''VideoGame/BlazBlueChronophantasma'', if [[LadyOfWar Tsubaki Yayoi]] is hit by [[MadScientist Relius's]] Astral Heat, she's shown in this position ''and'' with [[BoobsAndButtPose her back turned as well as her butt at the viewer]]. Similarly, [[BloodKnight Azrael]] is seen bound upside down, [[HandsomeLech Kagura]] is tied up from what looks a LOT like a gallow (only he's bound rather than "properly hanged"), and [[spoiler: Izayoi]] is restrained by a pillar "made" of mechanical hands.hands, and Kagura's BattleButler Hibiki is strapped to a device that strongly reminds of a breaking wheel.
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