Knotty Tentacles
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One way of beating something with tentacles, long stretchy limbs, or serpentine features is by tying it up with said features. Depending on the size, this may require physical tying or complex maneuvers.

Examples:

Anime and Manga
  • Dragon Ball Z has Goku face a giant snake called Princess Snake. He defeats the snake by flying around it until it ties itself into a knot trying to eat him.

Comic Books

Film
  • The animated film The Secret of Kells has the boy protagonist face off against a tentacle monster to retrieve another magifying crystal to replace the one his mentor lost years ago. Part of his tactics for defeating the thing invokes the trope as he evades the tentacles.

Mythology
  • When attacked by two snakes, the baby Hercules defeated them by tying them together.

Western Animation
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