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17th Oct '17 11:38:30 AM xcountryguy
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* Happens with Okoi in ''Manga/{{Basilisk}}''. Despite being tied to a pole, she [[spoiler: starts draining Rousai's blood when he touches her. She further [[FanService traps him between her legs]] when he tries to retaliate, and finally kills him by draining ''all'' his blood.]]

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* Happens with Okoi in ''Manga/{{Basilisk}}''. Despite being tied to a pole, she [[spoiler: starts [[spoiler:starts draining Rousai's blood when he touches her. She further [[FanService traps him between her legs]] when he tries to retaliate, and finally kills him by draining ''all'' his blood.]]



** Ace also manage to fight off several [[spoiler: Impel Down]] guards, whith hands chained behind his back.

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** Ace also manage to fight off several [[spoiler: Impel [[spoiler:Impel Down]] guards, whith hands chained behind his back.



** Not the first time he's done this either. In ''Who Am I?'', he escapes from his captors and makes his way '''down''' a three-story building [[spoiler: by turning himself into a human yo-yo]] with his hands cuffed behind his back.

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** Not the first time he's done this either. In ''Who Am I?'', he escapes from his captors and makes his way '''down''' a three-story building [[spoiler: by [[spoiler:by turning himself into a human yo-yo]] with his hands cuffed behind his back.



* Raiden does this a few times in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4'': first with a couple of [[HumongousMecha Gekkou]] which have tied down all his limbs (Snake frees his arms, but he ''breakdances hard enough to sling the Gekkou around anyway''), next against [[DepravedBisexual Vamp]] (Vamp pins his arms to his back with knives, but he holds him off long enough to free himself) and then with a squad of knife-wielding [[AmazonBrigade FROGs]] ([[spoiler: having lost both arms previously, he fries some of them with electricity, then takes his sword in his foot and fights the rest off.]])

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* Raiden does this a few times in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4'': first with a couple of [[HumongousMecha Gekkou]] which have tied down all his limbs (Snake frees his arms, but he ''breakdances hard enough to sling the Gekkou around anyway''), next against [[DepravedBisexual Vamp]] (Vamp pins his arms to his back with knives, but he holds him off long enough to free himself) and then with a squad of knife-wielding [[AmazonBrigade FROGs]] ([[spoiler: having ([[spoiler:having lost both arms previously, he fries some of them with electricity, then takes his sword in his foot and fights the rest off.]])



** Bumi beats both by [[spoiler: taking back the city of Omashu while being trapped in a metal box and able to move nothing but his chin.]]

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** Bumi beats both by [[spoiler: taking [[spoiler:taking back the city of Omashu while being trapped in a metal box and able to move nothing but his chin.]]
8th Oct '17 1:01:59 PM SeptimusHeap
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* The first time you meet the BigBad of [[Creator/SquareEnix SquareSoft's]] ''TheBouncer'', Dauragon C. Mikado, he shows off by fighting with one hand chained behind his back. This does make him somewhat easier, but beating him just reveals that, like any self-respecting CorruptCorporateExecutive, he's got a TrapDoor installed in his private suite. Later on in the game, he's shown to actually use the chain as a weapon, too.

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* The first time you meet the BigBad of [[Creator/SquareEnix SquareSoft's]] ''TheBouncer'', ''VideoGame/TheBouncer'', Dauragon C. Mikado, he shows off by fighting with one hand chained behind his back. This does make him somewhat easier, but beating him just reveals that, like any self-respecting CorruptCorporateExecutive, he's got a TrapDoor installed in his private suite. Later on in the game, he's shown to actually use the chain as a weapon, too.
11th Jun '17 8:20:58 PM nombretomado
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* In a Halloween episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', [[XenaWarriorPrincess Lucy Lawless]] beats up a villain while encased in a giant Mylar bag.

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* In a Halloween episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', [[XenaWarriorPrincess [[Series/XenaWarriorPrincess Lucy Lawless]] beats up a villain while encased in a giant Mylar bag.
21st May '17 6:08:46 PM JMQwilleran
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*[[http://countercurrentnews.com/2015/11/venus-green-cop-basement/ This]] NeverMessWithGranny story of a 87-year-woman who locked a police officer in her basement after he thought he'd pull a warantless search stunt... after he had handcuffed her for trying to stop it.
21st May '17 3:09:48 AM JackG
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* ''Film/GhostInTheShell2017''. While handcuffed to a stripper pole in a BadGuyBar, Major does a BulletDodge before taking out the mook firing at him.
7th May '17 7:53:58 PM AthenaBlue
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-->'''Agent:''' You said she would be weak and vulnerable.
-->'''[[TheRival Sabueso]]:''' She is. [[ActionGirl Relatively]].

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-->'''Agent:''' You said she would be weak and vulnerable.
-->'''[[TheRival
vulnerable.\\
'''[[TheRival
Sabueso]]:''' She is. [[ActionGirl Relatively]].



* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'': Ahsoka Tano does this to a round-dozen corrupt Mandalorian Police after being captured in "The Academy", even managing to capture their leader in the process, all with her hands bound.

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* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'': ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'':
** [[Recap/StarWarsTheCloneWarsS2E7LegacyOfTerror "Legacy of Terror"]]: Luminara Unduli, after being captured by [[OurZombiesAreDifferent undead Geonosians]], puts up a good fight while handcuffed during an attempt to escape.
** "The Academy":
Ahsoka Tano does this to a round-dozen corrupt Mandalorian Police after being captured in "The Academy", captured, even managing to capture their leader in the process, all with her hands bound.



---> '''Pirate 1''': Where are the keys?
---> '''Brock''': They're in my ass.
---> '''Pirate 2''': Really?
---> '''Brock''': Why don't you reach in and find out?
---> '''Pirate 1''': Well...what are you waiting for?
---> '''Pirate 2''': What if he's lying?
---> '''Pirate 1''': Oh, and it would be ''better'' if he was telling the ''truth''?!

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---> '''Pirate --->'''Pirate 1''': Where are the keys?
--->
keys?\\
'''Brock''': They're in my ass.
--->
ass.\\
'''Pirate 2''': Really?
--->
Really?\\
'''Brock''': Why don't you reach in and find out?
--->
out?\\
'''Pirate 1''': Well...Well... what are you waiting for?
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for?\\
'''Pirate 2''': What if he's lying?
--->
lying?\\
'''Pirate 1''': Oh, and it would be ''better'' if he was telling the ''truth''?!
23rd Apr '17 4:05:25 PM Blazer
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* The Frieza example in ''Dragon Ball Z'' is parodied in ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'' when [[IdiotHero Goku]] decides to oblige to by claiming that he'll beat him without his ''shirt''. When Goku bites Freeza's tail, Freeza ends the "game" by slugging him, then rewards him by trying to drown him again.
17th Apr '17 2:30:32 PM AthenaBlue
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* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'':
** Parodied in ''Discworld/MenAtArms'':
--->'''[[OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame Cuddy]]:''' I could beat you with one hand tied behind my back!\\
'''[[AllTrollsAreDifferent Detritus]]:''' You get opportunity! I tie BOTH hands behind your back!
** Also from the Disc, GenreSavvy Vimes in ''Discworld/NightWatch'' tries to use this, getting his hands cuffed in front of him rather than behind his back. They're old, heavy handcuffs, or in other words, "his arms were a hammer." The History Monks interrupt him in the process of swinging it, though.
* ''{{Literature/Redwall}}'': In ''Mossflower'', Martin the Warrior, {{Determinator}} that he is, fights off guards who are dragging him into Tsarmina's chamber over the course of three chapters or so.



* Literature/{{Spenser}} fights a tough mook in ''Crimson Joy'' with one hand, using the other to keep his gun trained on the guy's buddies so they don't jump in. Slightly subverted when he cheats a little by switching the gun from one hand to the other, but he still never uses more than one hand at a time.



* Parodied in ''Discworld/MenAtArms'':
--> '''[[OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame Cuddy]]''': I could beat you with one hand tied behind my back!
--> '''[[AllTrollsAreDifferent Detritus]]''': You get opportunity! I tie BOTH hands behind your back!
* Also from the Disc, GenreSavvy Vimes in ''Discworld/NightWatch'' tries to use this, getting his hands cuffed in front of him rather than behind his back. They're old, heavy handcuffs, or in other words, "his arms were a hammer." The History Monks interrupt him in the process of swinging it, though.
* In ''[[{{Literature/Redwall}} Mossflower]]'', Martin the Warrior, {{Determinator}} that he is, fights off guards who are dragging him into Tsarmina's chamber over the course of three chapters or so.
* {{Spenser}} fights a tough mook in ''Crimson Joy'' with one hand, using the other to keep his gun trained on the guy's buddies so they don't jump in. Slightly subverted when he cheats a little by switching the gun from one hand to the other, but he still never uses more than one hand at a time.



* ''Series/TwentyFour'': If Jack Bauer is handcuffed, chained up, or otherwise restrained, you can bet he'll break a Mook's neck with his feet.
** He one-ups it in the Season 6 premiere. After tricking said Mook into getting close enough, he tears his throat out with his ''teeth''.
* ''Series/AdamAdamantLives'': In "Allah Is Not Always With You", Adam defeats a knife-wielding thug despite being tied to a chair at the time.
* In a mild example, one episode of the classic '60s ''Series/{{Batman}}'' show featured the Caped Crusader fending off mooks while holding a cat in his arms. Sure, he could have just set the kitty down before kicking ass, but where's the fun in that?
* ''Series/BattlestarGalactica2003''. Leoben breaks his cuffs and gets the drop on Kara Thrace simply to show he can during his interrogation. Cylon prisoners after this episode are always excessively chained and restraint-collared.



* Occurs in the ''Series/{{Bones}}'' episode "Two Bodies In The Lab". Brennan does it trying to escape Kenton in the warehouse. It works for a while, until Kenton gets the upper hand on her.
* ''Series/Daredevil2015'': In "Condemned", when corrupt cops in Wilson Fisk's pocket corner Matt and Vladimir, Matt waits until one of the officers puts their handcuffs on him before attacking. He makes short work of the three cops, then uses their keys to free himself.
* On ''Series/{{Dexter}}'', the title character is kidnapped, tied up and thrown in the back of a van by a dirty cop trying to force a confession out of him. Dexter kicks him in face, then manages to wrestle the man's knife from him and take him down with his hands still tied.
* In ''Series/{{Dollhouse}}'', Ballard manages to deliver a pretty thorough beating to a pair of large thugs despite having his hands cuffed behind his back.
* ''Series/{{Firefly}}'':
** ''Bushwhacked''. A handcuffed Mal leads the Alliance soldiers who arrested him into ''Serenity'' with the intention of capturing the deranged prisoner who murdered the Alliance doctors that were looking after him. When the deranged prisoner attacks the Alliance captain, Mal saves the captain's life by using his handcuffs to strangle and break the neck of the lunatic.
** ''Ariel''. Jayne, Simon and River are arrested by the police and their hands are handcuffed behind their backs. While being escorted, Jayne manages to knock down one of the guards, pull his hands to the front of his body, and kill the guard. Meanwhile, the [[TheMedic pacifistic Simon]] manages to knock down the second guard, and [[MartialMedic kneel carefully]] on his windpipe to knock him unconscious without killing him.



* Played with in one episode of ''Series/GetSmart'', where Max and his friend Sid are shackled by their hands in front of a deathtrap. Max frees himself by releasing the fake hands that were bound by the shackles.
-->'''Sid:''' Oh, the old false-hands-in-the-chain trick!
* Amanda did this on ''Series/{{Highlander}}'', savate-kicking several mooks unconscious before [[BenchBreaker breaking the chair]] she was bound to.
* In ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'' when Ray Palmer/the Atom and Amaya/Vixen are both being held prisoners by Nazis and Ray is being forced to synthesize a super-serum. He asks for the cuffs on his wrists to be removed to make it easier for him to work, saying "What am I gonna do? Beat you with a microscope?" He is, of course, denied. Later, he actually does this (while handcuffed) and helps Amaya break free of her restraints. She hits a few of the soldiers with the (now broken) chair she was sitting in, he quips "Aww, I wanted to do it with just the microscope!"



* In a mild example, one episode of the classic '60s ''Series/{{Batman}}'' show featured the Caped Crusader fending off mooks while holding a cat in his arms. Sure, he could have just set the kitty down before kicking ass, but where's the fun in that?

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* In season two of ''MightyMorphinPowerRangers'', Rocky, Adam and Aisha are chained to a mild example, one tree by some Putties. They manage to escape by kicking a soccer ball at the [[AchillesHeel "Z" symbol]] of the Putty holding the keys.
* Tony combines this with a RedundantRescue in the ''Series/{{NCIS}}''
episode "Under Covers", managing to kick a {{Mook|s}} unconscious before the rest of the classic '60s ''Series/{{Batman}}'' show featured team could come to his rescue, [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome in spite of the Caped Crusader fending off mooks while holding fact that he is tied to a cat chair]].
* ''Series/TheNewAvengers'': In "The Tale of the Big Why", Purdey takes down one of her kidnappers despite having her hands tied.
* ''Series/TheProfessionals''. PlayedForLaughs in "The Female Factor" where Bodie fights a drunk in a pub without putting down or spilling the pint
in his arms. Sure, he could have just set the kitty down before kicking ass, but where's the fun in that?hand.



* ''Series/{{Firefly}}'':
** ''Bushwhacked''. A handcuffed Mal leads the Alliance soldiers who arrested him into ''Serenity'' with the intention of capturing the deranged prisoner who murdered the Alliance doctors that were looking after him. When the deranged prisoner attacks the Alliance captain, Mal saves the captain's life by using his handcuffs to strangle and break the neck of the lunatic.
** ''Ariel''. Jayne, Simon and River are arrested by the police and their hands are handcuffed behind their backs. While being escorted, Jayne manages to knock down one of the guards, pull his hands to the front of his body, and kill the guard. Meanwhile, the [[TheMedic pacifistic Simon]] manages to knock down the second guard, and [[MartialMedic kneel carefully]] on his windpipe to knock him unconscious without killing him.
* Steve of ''WebVideo/KateModern'' gained major badass points when he fought off the [[EliteMooks Shadow]] [[spoiler:Terrence]] whilst chained up and gagged in "Precious Blood".
* Amanda did this on ''Series/{{Highlander}}'', savate-kicking several mooks unconscious before [[BenchBreaker breaking the chair]] she was bound to.
* Tony combines this with a RedundantRescue in the ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' episode "Under Covers," managing to kick a {{Mook|s}} unconscious before the rest of the team could come to his rescue, [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome in spite of the fact that he is tied to a chair]].
* ''Series/TheProfessionals''. PlayedForLaughs in "The Female Factor" where Bodie fights a drunk in a pub without putting down or spilling the pint in his hand.
* ''Series/BattlestarGalactica2003''. Leoben breaks his cuffs and gets the drop on Kara Thrace simply to show he can during his interrogation. Cylon prisoners after this episode are always excessively chained and restraint-collared.
* In ''Series/{{Dollhouse}}'', Ballard manages to deliver a pretty thorough beating to a pair of large thugs despite having his hands cuffed behind his back.
* On ''Series/{{Dexter}}'', the title character is kidnapped, tied up and thrown in the back of a van by a dirty cop trying to force a confession out of him. Dexter kicks the into his face, then manages to wrestle the man's knife from him and take him down with his hands still tied.
* Played with in one episode of ''Series/GetSmart'', where Max and his friend Sid are shackled by their hands in front of a deathtrap. Max frees himself by releasing the fake hands that were bound by the shackles.
-->'''Sid:''' "Oh, the old false-hands-in-the-chain trick!"
* Occurs in the ''Series/{{Bones}}'' episode "Two Bodies In The Lab". Brennan does it trying to escape Kenton in the warehouse. It works for a while, until Kenton gets the upper hand on her.
* In season two of ''MightyMorphinPowerRangers'', Rocky, Adam and Aisha are chained to a tree by some Putties. They manage to escape by kicking a soccer ball at the [[AchillesHeel "Z" symbol]] of the Putty holding the keys.
* ''Series/AdamAdamantLives'': In "Allah Is Not Always With You", Adam defeats a knife-wielding thug despite being tied to a chair at the time.
* ''Series/TwentyFour'': If Jack Bauer is handcuffed, chained up, or otherwise restrained, you can bet he'll break a Mook's neck with his feet.
** He one-ups it in the Season 6 Premier. After tricking said Mook into getting close enough, he tears his throat out with his ''teeth''.
* ''Series/TheNewAvengers'': In "The Tale of the Big Why", Purdey takes down one of her kidnappers despite having her hands tied.
* ''Series/Daredevil2015'': In "Condemned," when corrupt cops in Wilson Fisk's pocket corner Matt and Vladimir, Matt waits until one of the officers puts their handcuffs on him before attacking. He makes short work of the three cops, then uses their keys to free himself.
* In ''Series/LegendsofTomorrow'' when Ray Palmer/the Atom and Amaya/Vixen are both being held prisoners by Nazis and Ray is being forced to synthesize a super-serum. He asks for the cuffs on his wrists to be removed to make it easier for him to work, saying "What am I gonna do? Beat you with a microscope?" He is, of course, denied. Later, he actually does this (while handcuffed) and helps Amaya break free of her restraints. She hits a few of the soldiers with the (now broken) chair she was sitting in, he quips "Aww, I wanted to do it with just the microscope!"



* From ''Webcomic/TheDreadful'': Even after being captured and bound, Kit still kicks the asses of the JDA agents when they try to beat her up.
-->'''Agent:''' You said she would be weak and vulnerable.
-->'''[[TheRival Sabueso]]:''' She is. [[ActionGirl Relatively]].



* Subverted in ''Webcomic/ThePrincessPlanet'': see the bottommost strip of [[http://www.theprincessplanet.com/p4.html this page]].



* From ''Webcomic/TheDreadful'': Even after being captured and bound, Kit still kicks the asses of the JDA agents when they try to beat her up.
-->'''Agent:''' You said she would be weak and vulnerable.
-->'''[[TheRival Sabueso]]:''' She is. [[ActionGirl Relatively]].
* In Homestuck, Terezi puts a scarf over her eyes to fight Gamzee because he made her restore her sight. She slices him to bits, although this has little effect on him.

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* From ''Webcomic/TheDreadful'': Even after being captured and bound, Kit still kicks the asses of the JDA agents when they try to beat her up.
-->'''Agent:''' You said she would be weak and vulnerable.
-->'''[[TheRival Sabueso]]:''' She is. [[ActionGirl Relatively]].
* In Homestuck, ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', Terezi puts a scarf over her eyes to fight Gamzee because he made her restore her sight. She slices him to bits, although this has little effect on him.
* Subverted in ''Webcomic/ThePrincessPlanet'': see the bottommost strip of [[http://www.theprincessplanet.com/p4.html this page]].



[[folder:Web Original]]
* Steve of ''WebVideo/KateModern'' gained major badass points when he fought off the [[EliteMooks Shadow]] [[spoiler:Terrence]] whilst chained up and gagged in "Precious Blood".
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** [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS3E20ZeroHourPartII "Zero Hour"]]: It's {{implied|Trope}} that, in an OffscreenMomentOfAwesome, [[spoiler:Kallus managed to beat up the stormtroopers who were [[ThrownOutTheAirlock escorting him to an airlock]] in an [[ElevatorActionSequence elevator]] with his hands cuffed behind his back]].

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** [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS3E20ZeroHourPartII "Zero Hour"]]: It's {{implied|Trope}} that, in an OffscreenMomentOfAwesome, [[spoiler:Kallus [[spoiler:Kallus]] managed to beat up the stormtroopers who were [[ThrownOutTheAirlock escorting him to an airlock]] in an [[ElevatorActionSequence elevator]] with his hands cuffed behind his back]].back.
16th Apr '17 7:11:07 PM nombretomado
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* In ''StarWarsBattlefront 2'', Grievous will occasionally boast, "I could do this with one, two, no, [[MultiArmedAndDangerous THREE ARMS]] TIED BEHIND MY BACK!"

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* In ''StarWarsBattlefront ''VideoGame/StarWarsBattlefront 2'', Grievous will occasionally boast, "I could do this with one, two, no, [[MultiArmedAndDangerous THREE ARMS]] TIED BEHIND MY BACK!"
8th Apr '17 1:14:34 PM nombretomado
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* In ''[[{{Redwall}} Mossflower]]'', Martin the Warrior, {{Determinator}} that he is, fights off guards who are dragging him into Tsarmina's chamber over the course of three chapters or so.

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* In ''[[{{Redwall}} ''[[{{Literature/Redwall}} Mossflower]]'', Martin the Warrior, {{Determinator}} that he is, fights off guards who are dragging him into Tsarmina's chamber over the course of three chapters or so.
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