History Main / UnwillingSuspension

9th Mar '16 6:22:27 AM AgProv
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* The mediaeval torture described in Real Life, below, is probably the origin of the Tarot card called the Hanged man, in which a bound man swings from a gibbet by one foot.



* 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. 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'') 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]].

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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. 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'') 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.
3rd Mar '16 2:27:20 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* Happens to Winry in the ''Anime/FullMetalAlchemist'' first anime, when she and Edward are kidnapped by Barry the Chopper early in the series. Ed is stripped off his metal arm and tied up to a chair, while Winry is chained by her wrists to a pole and forced to stand up on a small wooden seat.
21st Jan '16 11:14:21 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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** Later on in ''Manga/ViVid'', this is played more comically when [[spoiler:Otto and Deed]] catch Chantez holding a sparring match with Vivio without their supervision, and [[spoiler:Otto]] punishes Chantez by restraining her using a ''tortoise shell bondage bind'', after which [[spoiler:Deed]] uses ropes tied to her wrists and ankles to suspend her from a tree, [[TheComicallySerious all while calmly explaining to Vivio that what she did was wrong]].

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** Later on in ''Manga/ViVid'', ''Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaViVid'', this is played more comically when [[spoiler:Otto and Deed]] catch Chantez holding a sparring match with Vivio without their supervision, and [[spoiler:Otto]] punishes Chantez by restraining her using a ''tortoise shell bondage bind'', after which [[spoiler:Deed]] uses ropes tied to her wrists and ankles to suspend her from a tree, [[TheComicallySerious all while calmly explaining to Vivio that what she did was wrong]].
17th Dec '15 2:06:14 PM zoop
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* In ''Literature/{{Relativity}},'' August Moon holds Melody hostage in this way as bait to lure-in her husband. At one point he threatens to release the chain and let her drop.
14th Dec '15 3:12:08 PM Discar
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Favorite victims seem to be TheHero(es) or the DistressedDamsel (especially [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses a princess]] and ThePresidentsDaughter).

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Favorite victims seem to be TheHero(es) or the DistressedDamsel (especially [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses a princess]] and ThePresidentsDaughter).
the President's daughter).
15th Nov '15 4:39:31 PM eroock
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* In ''Killroy and Tina'', [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Brandon]] ''[[http://www.graphicsmash.com/comics/killroyandtina.php?name=killroyandtina&view=single&ID=4089 allowed]]'' Killroy to put him in one of these.

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* In ''Killroy and Tina'', [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Brandon]] ''[[http://www.graphicsmash.com/comics/killroyandtina.php?name=killroyandtina&view=single&ID=4089 allowed]]'' allowed Killroy to put him in one of these.
15th Nov '15 4:36:08 PM eroock
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* From ''Film/SherlockHolmes'', this happens to Irene Alder when she tried to follow Holmes and got tied up to a ConveyorBeltODoomt by her wrists by Blackwood. To compensate for the pressure, Watson had to put her up on his shoulders to lessen it.

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* From ''Film/SherlockHolmes'', this happens to Irene Alder when she tried to follow Holmes and got tied up to a ConveyorBeltODoomt ConveyorBeltODoom by her wrists by Blackwood. To compensate for the pressure, Watson had to put her up on his shoulders to lessen it.
15th Nov '15 4:35:02 PM eroock
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* Ben Wade in the ''Film/ThreeTenToYuma'' remake is suspended from his hands at one point in the movie, to prevent his escape.
15th Nov '15 4:29:33 PM eroock
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* From ''Film/SherlockHolmes'', this happens to Irene Alder when she tried to follow Holmes and got tied up to a conveyor belt by her wrists by Blackwood. To compensate for the pressure, Watson had to put her up on his shoulders to lessen it.

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* From ''Film/SherlockHolmes'', this happens to Irene Alder when she tried to follow Holmes and got tied up to a conveyor belt ConveyorBeltODoomt by her wrists by Blackwood. To compensate for the pressure, Watson had to put her up on his shoulders to lessen it.
2nd Nov '15 7:10:31 AM kyrtuck
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* The 1925 Silent film adaptation of The Wizard of Oz has an odd variation, in which Dorothy is tied only by her waist, so her arms are still free and flailing.
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