Needs a Better Title. Rolling Updates. What title would you guys like? Chair cracker? Chair crusher? Seat smasher? When a character is tied to a chair, bench, stool or other sitting device, they usually try to pick their handcuffs, rub their ropes against a conveniently placed shard of glass, or some other action that affects their bindings. Not so with the Bench Breaker; the character manages to break free by destroying the chair itself. This is not Breaking the Bonds - it usually is done by a normal human who is desperate enough to ram themselves into a wall just to damage the chair, or nearly break a limb leveraging it.
- Lennie Pike from It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World breaks the chair that he was tied to after breaking himself free from the pillar and duct tape that the gas station attendants tried tying up him to.
- In 24, Jack Bauer escapes by smashing his chair and attacking his captor.
- In the episode of Burn Notice where Fiona gets abducted, she breaks the arms of the chair she's handcuffed to so that she can move around the room freely.
- From time to time in The Incredible Hulk TV series David Banner would get tied to a chair, only for him to Hulk Out; so Hulk breaks the chair.
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