Bound And Gagged / Western Animation

  • Tails from Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog. Also Sonic, to a lesser extent.
  • Happens quite a bit in Avatar: The Last Airbender. Of course, since pretty much every single character in this show kicks ass, more often then not it's a case of Badass in Distress.
  • Happens in most episodes of Batman: The Animated Series to one character or another. Most notably, Catwoman finds herself on a Conveyor Belt-O-Doom being carried toward a cat food grinder in the episode "Almost Got 'Im", but this is far from the only example.
  • Pretty much every major character other than Batman, Nightwing, and Ra's Al Ghul is tied up at one point or another in Batman: Under the Red Hood.
  • Happened at least once to Jeremie Belpois of Code Lyoko. He managed to get the gag off but had to send Odd's dog Kiwi for help because the ropes were too tight. He's not happy about it.
    With my luck, he'll come back with the principal.
  • The U.S. Dennis the Menace cartoon once had a scene where a seal is running amok, and at one point grabs toilet paper in its mouth and runs around the kids, wrapping them up in toilet paper. They even get gagged by apples that get knocked off a table and fly into their open mouths.
  • Candle Jack has been known for doing this to whoever says his name on Freakazoid!. Which happens a lot, so he's always gonna need more rope for unknown reasons.
  • In the classic George of the Jungle, this has happened to Ursula in the episodes "Desperate Showers", "Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seed" and "A Man for all Hunting Seasons".
  • Goldie Gold and Action Jack had both titular characters being Bound and Gagged. One instance had a henchwoman grabbing both Goldie's arms from behind, and Goldie spends the next half-minute pinned right in front of her captor.
  • In Hey Arnold!, Harold, Stinky and Sid come to Arnold for help after thinking they blew up a police station When it was actually Ernie who demolished it with a wrecking ball. When Arnold tells them they have to go to the police, they bound and gag him for fear that he would rat them out.
  • Penny, the young niece of the title character of Inspector Gadget, would frequently be captured by the M.A.D Agent of the Week and be bound and gagged, often requiring her to either free herself, or be rescued by Brain.
  • This occurs to a total of three characters in Ivanhoe: The King's Knight. It happens once to Rowena, one to Harold and twice to Rebecca.
  • This happens to Brattus in the third act of the Mr. Bogus episode "Bogus To The Rescue", after Bogus busts him for making a false alarm on the phone about an emergency.
  • My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic:
    • In "Boast Busters", Applejack is tied up and gagged with an apple when challenging Trixie to a rodeo contest.
    • In Part 1 of "Twilight's Kingdom", Tirek ties up the earth ponies with a lasso and steals their magic.
    • In "Stranger Than Fan Fiction", a vendor at a Fan Convention sells Daring Do body pillows, including some that depict her completely tied up. Later, Rainbow Dash and Quibble Pants get captured and chained together; Quibble demonstrates his puzzle-solving skills by breaking free in mere minutes.
  • Also occurs in the original My Little Pony cartoon. In a heroic example, during the final part of "Bright Lights", the Flutter Ponies, while easily beating Arabus, tie his rat underlings together with ropes.
  • The New Adventures of Superman
    • "The Ape Army of the Amazon": Lois Lane gets tied to a pillar in a temple and gagged by the villain so he can rob the temple's treasures.
    • "The Mysterious Mr. Mist". Lois Lane is tied up and gagged by the title character before he lowers her into a well.
    • "Luminians on the Loose". Jimmy Olsen gets this treatment from Lex Luthor.
  • All the time on The Perils of Penelope Pitstop. Every single episode. More than once. Funny thing is she has only been gagged once in "Carnival Calamity". About 90% of the Hooded Claw's schemes probably would have worked if he hadn't overlooked that.
  • Kayley in Quest for Camelot, near the end.
  • Scooby-Doo. Not as often as you might think for a character nicknamed "Danger-Prone Daphne", but regularly enough to deserve an honorable mention.
  • This happens a lot in The Simpsons. One notable example is in Cape Feare, when Sideshow Bob ties up the entire family (even the pets!) as he goes off to kill Bart. Of course, Homer is asleep throughout the ordeal.
    Lisa: Oh, no. Dad's been drugged!
    Marge: No he hasn't.
  • In Spongebob Squarepants we get a very brief glimpse of Mr. Krabs and Patrick tied-up and helpless in the storeroom, courtesy of our favorite sponge as he prepares a fancy dinner for Squilliam and his buddies; it was the only way to stop their disastrous attempts to help.
    • There's another incident where Mr. Krabs is tied to his chair but not gagged as SpongeBob and Squidward torment him to see if he's really a robot. It Makes Sense in Context.
  • This sometimes happens to Princess Toadstool and less frequently to Mario and Luigi in the Super Mario Bros. cartoons. Even the Koopa Kids get tied up once.
  • April O'Neil in the 1987s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, who always ended up being bound and gagged by the bad guys, especially during the earlier seasons, to the point that the turtles can even recognize her mumbles.
    • In the Turtles Forever special, the 1980s Turtles tell their 2000s counterparts that they must save April at least once a day.
  • Happens to Red in the direct-to-DVD movie Tom and Jerry Meet Sherlock Holmes.
  • Totally Spies!, where it happens in almost every episode.