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 the intro scenes of Arkham City, Bruce Wayne rocks back and forth in a chair he's been tied to, and then escapes from his bonds once he (and it) topples to the ground.
- Max Payne waits until Franky is out of the room, and then falls backwards on his chair in order to crack the wood.