Created By: Tidal_Wave_17 on August 2, 2011 Last Edited By: alnair20aug93 on March 26, 2018
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Duct Tape Ow

Removing tape from skin hurts.

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Alice has finally Bob, who has been kidnapped by Charlie, tied up, locked up in some isolated location, with duck tape over his mouth.

She'll take the duck tape off so Bob can tell her what happened. He will start his explaination, only to pause for a second as the pain of having duck tape ripped off his face registers, letting out a world shattering "OW!". Chances are high that right afterward, he will say "That really hurt!"

Truth in Television. There are many microscopic hairs on the human face, even if you are a woman, and having something as strong as duck tape pull them all out at the same time... Well, it hurts.


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Community Feedback Replies: 24
  • August 2, 2011
    Fanra
    It is "Duct" tape, not "Duck" tape.

    Ducks are birds that swim on water a lot. Ducts are, "any tube, canal, pipe, or conduit by which a fluid, air, or other substance is conducted or conveyed."

    Duct tape is tape that is used to seal up air gaps in ventilation ducts, among its many other uses.

    Taping up a duck is cruel and makes the duck annoyed.
  • August 2, 2011
    randomsurfer
    ^Duck tape is an accepted alternate name for duct tape, and may even be the older of the two. Some people (my father for one) have strong opinions about the difference between duck tape and duct tape, and this would definitely fall on the "duck" side. There's also Duck Brand Tape, a brand of duct (or duck) tape, which is why everybody else officially calls theirs duct tape.

    Per The Other Wiki:
    One view is that it was called "duck tape" by WWII soldiers either because it resembled strips of cotton duck[[hottip:*:"a heavy, plain woven cotton fabric" per a Wiki Walk]] or because the waterproof quality of the tape contributed to the name, by analogy to the water-shedding quality of a duck's plumage.

    Anyway, back to the proposed trope: er, Seen It A Million Times, can't offer any examples right now.
  • August 2, 2011
    Aielyn
    How about avoiding the problem by removing the "Duct" element? After all, it applies to any sort of adhesive tape, really (although you wouldn't use the same sort of tape used to wrap presents, wouldn't be very effective as a gag).

    Tape Rip Pain? I'd be tempted to work the word "gag" into it, too, since it has the double entendre of referring to both something that prevents a person from talking and something done for humorous purposes, which this trope almost always is.
  • August 3, 2011
    TwoGunAngel
    Raphael, after getting his duct tape ripped off by Donatello during his rescue from the Foot Clan during Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: The Secret of the Ooze, yells, "Geez! Why don't you rip my lips off?!" Don puts the tape back on as he gets to untying him. Donatello then comes across Professor Perry, the Foot's other major prisoner, who just gives a short and to-the-point "OW!" when Don takes the tape off, prompting him to say "I've gotta get the hang of that!"
  • August 3, 2011
    Meeble
    This would fit on Silence Tropes.
  • August 4, 2011
    Bisected8
    An episode of CSI has a museum guard taped up. Grissom tells him to brace himself ("There's no nice way to do this") before ripping it off his mouth. The guard was in on the scam and taped himself up.
  • November 15, 2016
    eroock
    Film:
    • Played with in Kingsman The Secret Service, where the mooks are instructed not to harm their abductee Professor Arnold. So one of them starts removing the duct tape from his mouth very slowly. However, once he can speak again, the professor points out that this was just as painful as the usual quick removal method.
  • November 15, 2016
    GrigorII
    not tropable
  • November 15, 2016
    zarpaulus
    • In Schlock Mercenary Pronto was somewhat fond of wrapping prisoners in duct tape. One time they leave a hostage behind with only his hands free and he comments that he'd better know how to sign "I would like anesthetic". Another time they have a prisoner who soiled his pants during capture and Pronto says he tossed the guy's pants off and wrapped up his bare legs, "hope your species is hairless."
  • November 15, 2016
    Omeganian
    Painful Body Waxing is similar.
  • March 10, 2018
    eroock
    Films Animated:
    • A variant in Coco. Miguel cries out when ripping off his fake eye brows.
  • March 10, 2018
    NateTheGreat
    Is this close enough to Bandage Wince to be called a Sister Trope?
  • March 10, 2018
    AmourMitts
    Would Painful Waxing be a better name?
  • March 12, 2018
    Miss_Desperado
    Nate the Great, as far as I can tell, this draft would indeed be a sister trope.

    Amour Mitts, did you not see Omeganian saying that Painful Body Waxing is an already finished sister trope? Your suggestion for this draft's name is too easily confused with that trope's name.

    And as for what I originally came here to say: to bypass the duct tape vs duck tape issue, I propose the name Painful Tape Removal. This draft has potential, I'd like to see whoever's in charge of this draft add examples from the comments.

  • March 12, 2018
    Miss_Desperado
    Also, this draft needs a laconic, I suggest something along the lines of "Removing tape from skin hurts."
  • March 13, 2018
    Arivne
    • Added Laconic (which fixed a bug that prevented the page from updating).
    • Blue Linked some TV Tropes page names.
    • Created Examples section.
  • I also question whether this is tropable.
  • March 25, 2018
    merely1man
    Film
    • The Breakfast Club: An off-screen event described in enough detail to make those listening uncomfortable. It wasn't the character's mouth that was taped shut...it was his buttocks.
  • March 25, 2018
    lakingsif
    This is about a Stock Phrase, and a PSOC one, at that. People Say Ow Because Removing Tape From Skin Hurts is not a trope.
  • March 25, 2018
    eroock
    So Painful Body Waxing is not a thing either?
  • March 25, 2018
    lakingsif
    ^ that’s a very specific comedy trope. It’s an odd situation that is always and frequently used for laughs. This isn’t.
  • March 26, 2018
    alnair20aug93
    The OP's still around, but, barring the small tweaks from Arivne, this draft hasn't been edited for 7 years now, so it's Up For Grabs.
  • March 26, 2018
    alnair20aug93
  • March 26, 2018
    bitemytail
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