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20th Nov '16 8:45:23 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''StarFleetBattles'', it's possible for a ship to grab a shuttle/fighter with a tractor beam and do a "death drag" -- pulling the smaller ship at high speeds until it's destroyed.

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* In ''StarFleetBattles'', ''TabletopGame/StarFleetBattles'', it's possible for a ship to grab a shuttle/fighter with a tractor beam and do a "death drag" -- pulling the smaller ship at high speeds until it's destroyed.
17th Nov '16 2:23:51 PM REV6Pilot
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* ''ComicBook/{{Tex Willer}}'', being the typical WildWest setting, features this. At least once, [[GoodIsNotNice Tex himself does or orders this done to some crook he doesn't like]], but it usually doesn't end in death in those situations. [[PragmaticVillainy A corpse can't spill the beans, after all]].
19th Oct '16 1:40:01 AM Dravencour
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* This was just one part of the CruelAndUnusualDeath of Mohammed Najbullah, the last president of communist-ruled Afghanistan, at the hands of [[TheFundamentalist the Taliban]] during the fall of Kabul. Considering the horrific acts that Najbullah got up to when he was in power and when he was Security Chief of Afghanistan, up to and including kicking prisoners to death, few people shed any tears for him.
26th Sep '16 5:39:06 AM TYPINGVIKING
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-->"Clues? Clues to WHAT, man? There's no mystery here."\\
"Clues to why I don't drag you behind my van until you're nothing but a pelvis wearing a belt."

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-->"Clues? Clues to WHAT, man? There's no mystery here."\\
WHAT? What is your trip?!"\\
"Clues to why I don't drag chain you behind to the back of my van and road-haul you until you're nothing but a pelvis wearing a belt."
12th Sep '16 5:46:13 PM Lopiny
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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keelhauling Keelhauling.]] Ouch.

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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keelhauling Keelhauling.]] Ouch.Keelhauling]], in which the victim is thrown into the water tied to a rope and dragged across the ship's barnacle-encrusted keel. Usually just a punishment, but done wrong (or right if [[YouHaveFailedMe the captain wanted them dead]]) it could kill quite easily.
10th Sep '16 9:18:09 AM erforce
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* Messala's death in ''Film/BenHur'' comes as a result of being dragged behind his chariot in the sand of the chariot race-course. Ouch.

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* Messala's death in ''Film/BenHur'' ''Film/BenHur1959'' comes as a result of being dragged behind his chariot in the sand of the chariot race-course. Ouch.
3rd Sep '16 12:17:38 AM skyandbeyond49
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* In ''VideoGame/HeroesOfTheStorm'', Dehaka from {{Franchise/Starcraft}} can do this with his [[MultipurposeTongue tongue]].
11th Jul '16 2:14:03 AM Chabal2
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* Inverted in ''Videogame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas'': In order to get a made man to talk, CJ ties him to the hood of the car facing him, then goes speeding in traffic. The trick is to pull enough crazy shit to get him to understandably panic, but not enough to kill him.


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* ''{{WebAnimation/Haloid}}'': Samus does this to the Spartan with her whip, dragging her across several buildings.
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18th Jun '16 1:51:09 PM thatother1dude
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* Claire Stanfield, pissed off and [[JackBauerInterrogationTechnique in need of information]], subjects a SmugSnake mook to this in ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}''. [[spoiler:Being dragged across railroad tracks from a moving train is [[CruelAndUnusualDeath not a pleasant way to die]]]].

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* ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}'': Claire Stanfield, pissed off and [[JackBauerInterrogationTechnique in need of information]], subjects shoves the limbs of a SmugSnake mook to this in ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}''. [[spoiler:Being dragged across into some railroad tracks from while both were on a moving train is [[CruelAndUnusualDeath not a pleasant way to die]]]].train.



* This is how [[spoiler:Seras]] kills [[spoiler:Zorin Blitz]] in ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}''. [[spoiler:No vehicle was involved here -- just a vampire who has just been awakened to her true abilities and is ''[[UnstoppableRage supremely pissed]]'' grinding Zorin's face into the nearest wall at SuperSpeed]].

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* This is how [[spoiler:Seras]] kills [[spoiler:Zorin Blitz]] in ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}''. [[spoiler:No No vehicle was involved here -- just a vampire who has just been awakened to her true abilities and is ''[[UnstoppableRage supremely pissed]]'' grinding Zorin's face into the nearest wall at SuperSpeed]].SuperSpeed.
22nd Mar '16 8:44:25 PM Angeldeb82
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* [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]] in ''Manga/SilverSpoon'': when Hachiken is learning to ride a horse, he's told that if he starts to slip off he should try to climb back up ''unless'' some part of him starts dragging along the ground. At that point hanging on becomes even more dangerous than letting yourself fall off.

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* [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]] {{Discussed|Trope}} in ''Manga/SilverSpoon'': when Hachiken is learning to ride a horse, he's told that if he starts to slip off he should try to climb back up ''unless'' some part of him starts dragging along the ground. At that point hanging on becomes even more dangerous than letting yourself fall off.



* In one ''[[ArchieComics Jughead's Diner]]'' story, a wedding is jeopardized by series BigBad Sal Monella's mechinations, but things work out. At the end when the happy couple drive off, we see that Sal's been tied to the fender with the usual cans and things. ("Are they taking Sal along for the honeymoon?" "Nah, he should fall off after a couple of miles.")

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* In one ''[[ArchieComics ''[[Franchise/ArchieComics Jughead's Diner]]'' story, a wedding is jeopardized by series BigBad Sal Monella's mechinations, but things work out. At the end when the happy couple drive off, we see that Sal's been tied to the fender with the usual cans and things. ("Are they taking Sal along for the honeymoon?" "Nah, he should fall off after a couple of miles.")



* In the ''ComicBook/{{New 52}}'' reboot of ''ComicBook/HarleyQuinn'', she does this to an apathetic dog owner by dragging him behind her motorcycle after catching him [[EvenEvilHasStandards dragging his poor dachshund behind him.]]

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* In the ''ComicBook/{{New 52}}'' reboot of ''ComicBook/HarleyQuinn'', she does this to an apathetic dog owner by dragging him behind her motorcycle after catching him [[EvenEvilHasStandards dragging his poor dachshund behind him.]]him]].



* In ''Animation/TheReturnOfHanuman'', this is PlayedForLaughs, as Maruti's father gets pulled by two buffalos, hitting poles and even causing instant destruction of part of the village.

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* In ''Animation/TheReturnOfHanuman'', this is PlayedForLaughs, as Maruti's father gets pulled by two buffalos, buffaloes, hitting poles and even causing instant destruction of part of the village.



* In ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk'', Indy is dragged under the truck. Of course, being Indy, he is barely scratched. For filming the scene, they dug a trench in the road and the driver had to be careful to keep it in the center of the truck and the stunt man had to be lucky. If you [[SpecialEffectsFailure look closely, you can see the trench]].
* In the JohnWayne movie ''Film/TheCowboys'', the young boys [[spoiler: send off the villain who has trapped his foot in a stirrup, his body dragging on the ground, by firing in the air to frighten the horse and letting it run off. Would have been kinder to just shoot him dead]].

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* In ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk'', Indy is dragged under the truck. Of course, being Indy, he is barely scratched. For filming the scene, they dug a trench in the road and the driver had to be careful to keep it in the center of the truck and the stunt man had to be lucky. If you [[SpecialEffectsFailure [[SpecialEffectFailure look closely, you can see the trench]].
* In the JohnWayne Creator/JohnWayne movie ''Film/TheCowboys'', the young boys [[spoiler: send off the villain who has trapped his foot in a stirrup, his body dragging on the ground, by firing in the air to frighten the horse and letting it run off. Would have been kinder to just shoot him dead]].



** The same gag was used in the succesful Italian comedy film ''Tre uomini e una gamba''.

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** The same gag was used in the succesful successful Italian comedy film ''Tre uomini e una gamba''.



* In ''{{Series/Taggart}}'', a cop series set in Glasgow, a "fight" between two criminals entailed a woman chasing a man across waste-ground, trying to run him over with the Transit van she was driving. When she got out, she found her bound and gagged son attached to the van's underside. He'd been alive and well until she [[WhatHaveIDone tried to use the van as a weapon]]...

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* In ''{{Series/Taggart}}'', a cop series set in Glasgow, a "fight" between two criminals entailed a woman chasing a man across waste-ground, trying to run him over with the Transit van she was driving. When she got out, she found her bound and gagged son attached to the van's underside. He'd been alive and well until she [[WhatHaveIDone [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone tried to use the van as a weapon]]...



* One [[VideogameCrueltyPotential possible use]] of the lasso in ''VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption'' is using it to drag [[strike: enemies]] [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential nuns]] behind your horse.
* Happens to [[spoiler: Carlos]] in ''VideoGame/SaintsRow2'', resulting in [[spoiler: the player character giving him a MercyKill.]]

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* One [[VideogameCrueltyPotential [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential possible use]] of the lasso in ''VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption'' is using it to drag [[strike: enemies]] [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential nuns]] behind your horse.
* Happens to [[spoiler: Carlos]] in ''VideoGame/SaintsRow2'', resulting in [[spoiler: the player character giving him a MercyKill.]]MercyKill]].



* In ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'', this was one of many, many deaths of [[TheyKilledKenny Kenny]].

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* In ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'', this was one of many, many deaths of [[TheyKilledKenny [[TheyKilledKennyAgain Kenny]].



* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanged,_drawn_and_quartered Hanging, drawing and quartering,]] the old English form of execution for commoner men convicted of high treason (commoner women were burned at the stake; nobles of both sexes were [[OffWithHisHead beheaded]]) typically began with being dragged down the cobblestone streets of the city, tied to a board. It goes FromBadToWorse from there. [[RasputinianDeath Much worse]].

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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanged,_drawn_and_quartered Hanging, drawing and quartering,]] the old English form of execution for commoner men convicted of high treason (commoner women were burned at the stake; nobles of both sexes were [[OffWithHisHead beheaded]]) typically began with being dragged down the cobblestone streets of the city, tied to a board. It goes FromBadToWorse from there. [[RasputinianDeath Much worse]].worse.]]
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