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[[caption-width-right:350:The Great Night Sack Trick, demonstrated by Ture Sventon]]

->'''Penelope:''' Boy, am I sleepy.\\
'''Hooded Claw:''' Good, it's time you hit the sack... ''[evil laugh]'' literally!
-->-- ''WesternAnimation/ThePerilsOfPenelopePitstop'', "Big Bagdad Danger"

A tactic mostly seen in WesternAnimation: The villain usually sneaks up behind the target and throws a large burlap sack over her head and carries her off to his hideout; this usually happens to a DamselInDistress or SnoopingLittleKid. The target is typically female, but it can happen to male characters, just not as often.

Not to be confused with BeatBag and BagOfHolding. Somewhat related to ThiefBag, CarpetRolledCorpse.



[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* A ''Anime/LupinIIIRedJacket'' episode had Moroccan insurgents capture both Lupin and Zenigata by shoving bags over their entire bodies. While they're stuck in the bags and tossed into a truck to the training camp, Inspector Zenigata realizes that Lupin is next to him, and tries to arrest him through the two sacks.
** In the 12th episode of ''Anime/LupinIIIGreenJacket'' Lupin stuffs Fujiko in a sack after he ties her up and gags her for pulling a gun on him when she tries to keep him from taking a a tiny golden statue from her.
* Fuu is captured in one of the last episodes of ''Anime/SamuraiChamploo'' for a prostitute smuggling ring.
* In ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', Grimmjow transports Orihime this way so he can use her to heal Ichigo. Rurichiyo Kasumiōji is also captured this way.
* In the ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' episode "A Friend in Deed", Jessie and James actually capture Pikachu. In "The Path to the Pokémon League", they capture a Sandshrew.
* ''Manga/OnePiece'':
** Government agents try to capture crew member Robin. Little do they know, that they actually caught her fake.
** Their mermaid friend Keimi is captured by bounty hunter Peterman so he could sell her to an auction house.
* In the seventh episode of ''Anime/VisionOfEscaflowne'', Hitomi is kidnapped by some Gekkos so that their king could have her for his bride.
* In the second episode of ''Anime/SherlockHound'', Professor Moriarty captures Polly, a girl who had stolen a rare jewel from him earlier.
* In the first episode of ''Anime/DotHackQuantum'', Sakuya is captured by a rival team.
* In episode 59 of ''Anime/SonicX'', Vector the crocodile kidnaps Cream the rabbit because of misunderstanding her mother's orders. Cosmo is also captured because she wanted to see what he was up to.
* In chapter 24 of ''Manga/NatsumesBookOfFriends'', Matoba's {{youkai}} attempt this to Natsume, but fails when Natsume [[SoulPower kicks them]] and [[BigDamnHeroes Natori]] interferes.
* In one chapter of the ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' manga, Genma Satome prevents his wife Nodoka from seeing Ranma turn into a girl by.
* In Creator/OsamuTezuka's ''Cleopatra (1970)'' Apollodoria delivers Cleopatra to Julius Caesar by rolling the Queen into a ball, stuffing her inside a sack, and ties a rope around the mouth to ensure she doesn't escape.
* In the 24th episode of ''Anime/DeltoraQuest'', the Grey Guards capture Prin the Kin, intending to eat her later.
* In the first episode of ''LightNovel/AestheticaOfARogueHero'', Akatsuki brings Myuu to his world on the request of her father, the Demon King.
* In the eighth episode of ''Anime/FuuunIshinDaiShogun'' Ryouma's friends Verbeck and Glover do this to Kiriko after he wins her in a game of rock, paper, scissors.
* In the 19th episode of ''Anime/SpaceDandy'', this is how Dr. Gel and his assistant Bea bring BooBies waitress Honey to his hideout.
* In episode 26 of ''Anime/MegamanNTWarrior'' Axess, Anetta is abducted by Mrs.Yuri from her laboratory, she is later found by Lan and Chaud tied in a sack in a warehouse.
* In episode 35 of ''Manga/UruseiYatsura'' Ran grabs and ties up Lum to get her out of the way so she can suck out Ataru's youth to get her revenge on Lum, later her cousin Jeriten finds her locked up in the school's utility closet tied in a sack.
* In episode 48 of ''Manga/PrincessKnight'' after saving Princess Sapphire from some pirates Captain Blood knocks her out and stuffs her in a sack, he then delivers her to the X-Union for reward money.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* In ''Flash Comics'' #87, Diana Lance (from ''ComicBook/BlackCanary'') and Johnny Thunder are captured by gangsters. Johnny is thrown off a cliff while Black Canary is thrown into a dungeon.
* In ''[[ComicBook/GIJoeARealAmericanHeroMarvel G.I. Joe]]'' issue #21, "Silent Interlude", Storm Shadow kidnaps Scarlett.
* In one issue of ''ComicBook/TheSpirit'', Ellen Dolan is kidnapped by gangsters.
* A teenage Selina Kyle in ''ComicBook/{{Catwoman}}'' Vol 2 #0 "Cat Shadows" is kidnapped after she had discovered information about faked inspection reports. The school administer then tries to drown her after tying her in the bag, but she manages to break free.
* In the first story of ''Comic Cavalcade'' #1, Wonder Woman is captured by Nazis while in her civilian garb.

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* In ''Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesTheSeries'', the titular duo is captured by [[MadScientist Dr. Brainstorm]].
* In ''Fanfic/ACertainCrazyChristmasSpecial'', BadSanta kidnaps girls with his sack. The sack also doubles as a BagOfHolding and PowerNullifier.
* In the [=DiC=]-dub based fic "Zoisite is Kidnapped", Neflyte and Jedite teleport into Zoycite and Malachite's castle and take Zoycite this way just as she's coming out of the shower.
* Jeff and his gnomes put [[spoiler:Pacifica]] into one after they kidnap [[spoiler:her]] in ''WebAnimation/GravityFallsDeepWoods''. It doesn't prevent [[spoiler:her to [[DamselOutOfDistress escape and kick their butts offscreen]] a few minutes later.]]
* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12597573/2/Lord-Black-s-resurgence-redemption-and-revenge Lord Black's resurgence, redemption and revenge]]'' Harry stops several men who kidnapped Ragnok's granddaughter in this fashion.

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* Captain Hook brings Jane to Never Land in ''Disney/ReturnToNeverLand'' by [[BoundAndGagged gagging her]] and stuffing her in a sack. She manages to break free on her own, but is instantly caught and put back in.
* ''Disney/TheAristocats''
-->'''Rougefort:''' LOOK OUT FOR THE--''(Edgar captures the cats)''--sack.
* ''Disney/TheGreatMouseDetective''. Professor Rattigan sends his bat-henchman Fidget with a list of items he needs for his EvilPlan, including tools, uniforms, clockwork gears, and the daughter of the KidnappedScientist (to ensure his cooperation). Fidget ends up shoving all of them in the same bag.
* In ''WesternAnimation/RiseOfTheGuardians'', Jack Frost is kidnapped this way by Santa's yetis.
* Lock, Shock, and Barrel do this to the Easter Bunny and SantaClaus in ''WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas''.
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}}'', Minion throws a bag of kidnapping over Roxanne's face.
* A fairly odd case is in [[WesternAnimation/CareBearsMovieIIANewGeneration the second Care Bears movie]]; the movie's villain is Dark Heart, a powerful, evil magical being with shapeshifting powers who aims to capture the Care Bears. However, despite his immense power, his preferred method of doing so is a fairly unremarkable brown sack. It's even sillier when he ''keeps using it'' throughout the whole movie.
* In ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'', the Stabbington Brothers attempt to use a sack to kidnap Rupunzel when they hear how valuable her gift of magic hair is. However it doesn't go as well as planned when Mother Gothel intervenes.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* In ''Film/{{Borat}}'', the title character attempts to marry Creator/PamelaAnderson by shoving her into a bag and trying to run off with her, an example of "marriage by capture". He doesn't get far, but hey, he tried.
* In ''Film/CasinoRoyale1967'', Vesper (Ursula Andress) steps out of the casino and two waiting thugs throw a bag over her and carry her off. Evelyn (Peter Sellers) steps out a moment later, looking for her.
-->'''Evelyn:''' ''[to doorman]'' You haven't by chance seen a young lady in a green dress, have you?\\
'''Doorman:''' Now let me see, sir...would that be a lady with a black bag over her head being manhandled by two unsavory gentlemen?
* In ''Film/LooneyTunesBackInAction'', Kate Houghton (Jenna Elfman) is kidnapped by Bob Smith (Goldberg) while in France.
* In the original ''Film/TheTexasChainSawMassacre1974'' Drayton Sawyer kidnaps Sally after knocking her out, then brings her back to their house in a sack.
* In ''Film/TheManglerReborn'': Hadley, under the influence of "The Mangler", kidnaps Jamie, intending to feed her to the titular monster.
* In ''Film/RuthlessPeople'', Barbra (Bette Midler) is kidnapped by Ken and Sandy Kessler for ransom money while wearing Donald Duck masks. But Barbra doesn't know her husband doesn't want to rescue her because he's having an affair.
* In ''Film/XMen1'', after Magneto renders Rogue unconscious by throwing an object at her with his powers, Toad kidnaps her.
* ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy''. {{Bounty hunter}}s Rocket Raccoon and Groot throw a huge sack over Peter Quill [[RuleOfFunny despite all the high-tech sci-fi weaponry being used]] in their MeleeATrois.
* In "Iiya Muromets and Nightingale the Robber" Alyonuska is kidnapped this way by some bandits while walking in the woods.
* In "All Tied Up (1993)" Brian (Zach Galligan) does this to Linda (Teri Hatcher) as revenge for when she and her friends abducted him and tied him to a bed for weeks.
* ''Film/TheForceAwakens''. Unkar Plutt's thugs throw a sack over BB-8. Of course given that he's a very small droid, it's easier than other examples of this trope.

* In ''Literature/TheHobbit'', the dwarves are captured by the trolls, and then are stacked by the fire as the trolls argue about what to do to them.
* In ''[[Literature/DocSidhe Sidhe Devil]]'', Swana Weiss is captured while disguised as Teleri Obeldon.
* In the Swedish childrens' mystery ''Ture Sventon i Stockholm'' (published as ''Literature/TamSventonAndTheSilverPlateGang'' in English), Ture Sventon and his assistant Omar capture several members of the criminal gang using their "night sacks", which are noted as invaluable tools of private investigators.
* In a non-villainous example, the [=TunFaire=] police from the ''Literature/GarrettPI'' series use large sacks to restrain violent criminals, probably because the straitjacket hasn't been invented there yet.
* Some versions of ''Literature/TheWolfAndTheSevenYoungKids'' have the wolf catch six of the seven kids in a sack rather than swallowing them whole when they let him in thinking he was their mother.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/{{Castle}}'': During a CIA-related episode, the CIA ''keeps doing this to the good guys.'' Apparently, the location of their underground headquarters are classified. God only knows why the CIA isn't going through normal, legal channels instead of randomly kidnapping cops of the street at gunpoint. Seriously.
* The same thing happens in ''Series/PersonOfInterest'', except the secret government agencies usually plan to make the victim disappear permanently after interrogation.
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''. Happens to Dawn when she is abducted by the Puppet Minions in the MusicalEpisode. We don't see her actually in the sack, though, as she wakes up on a pool table completely sackless.
* In the ''Series/{{Titus}}'' episode "Deprogramming Erin", Christopher Titus and his brother Dave do this to his girlfriend Erin after luring her outside in an attempt to bring them back together after she broke up with him.
* In the ''Series/McMillanAndWife'' episode "The Fine Art of Staying Alive", Sally [=McMillan=] is kidnapped this way by two thugs after being knocked out with chloroform.
* In the ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' episode [[Recap/SupernaturalS09E02DevilMayCare "Devil May Care" (S09, Ep02)]], a demon sneaks up behind Tracy and puts a bag over her head. And in "The Devil You Know" Crowley captures another demon by throwing a bag marked with a devil's trap over his head, then whaling on him with a crowbar.
* Inverted in the old '60's ''Series/{{Batman}}'' series, where the Joker's henchmen break the Penguin out of prison this way, and for some reason, didn't let him out until they got back to their hideout. (Think the Joker was mad at them? The Penguin wasn't very happy either.)
* ''Series/HenryDanger''. Used consensually to prevent Mrs. Sharpen from knowing where the Mann Cave was located when Captain Mann reluctantly agreed to have a Valentine's Dinner with her in "My phony Valentine".
* ''Series/GameOfThrones''. In "Beyond the Wall", our heroes do this to a wight they plan to take back as proof of the ZombieApocalypse. It's not happy about it, and spends the entire time thrashing and snarling under the bag.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* In ''VideoGame/{{Bloodborne}}'' the player can be trapped in one by a certain enemy that will conveniently transport you to a new location.
* In ''VideoGame/PokemonColosseum'' you first meet your sidekick, Rui, when you rescue her from two thugs who have kidnapped her in this fashion.
* In ''VideoGame/TombRaider2013'' Lara Croft is captured this way by a hermit after washing up on an island and your first actual gameplay is breaking out of the bag.
* In ''VideoGame/TheOtherSideTowerOfSouls'' an illustration in a book depicts one of the two alchemists who built the title structure carrying such a bag.
* In ''VideoGame/AnnasQuest'' a ghost named Joringel, if asked what he's doing in the witch's tower, mentions that she reportedly carried his wife Jorinde off in a sack and he was captured while looking for her.

* Lampshaded in ''Along Came Jones'' by The Coasters (among others).
-->''Salty Sam was tryin' to stuff Sweet Sue in a burlap sack\\
He said, "If you don't give me the deed to your ranch\\
I'm gonna throw you on the railroad tracks!"''

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'': Sanaa tries to kidnap Gilgamesh Wulfenbach in this fashion, and gives the bag to Othar. Unfortunately she had never actually ''seen'' Gil, [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20111219 so, well...]]
-->'''Boris:''' You found him?\\
'''Othar:''' But of course! Allow me to present Gilgamesh Wulfenbach--\\
''[removes bag and sees Tarvek]''\\
'''Othar:''' --master of disguise!\\
''[resigned {{aside glance}} from Tarvek]''
* In ''Webcomic/RescuingDara'', [[DamselInDistress the eponymous Dara]] is kidnapped in this manner.
* Clover Firelight of ''Webcomic/YetAnotherFantasyGamerComic'' gets kidnapped like this at least once.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* ''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic'':
** We don't see the actual kidnapping, but the Critic has a bag kept over his head in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8R7bz5lrhzs this]] HostageVideo.
** And we can't forget the villain from the ''[[Franchise/CareBears Care Bears 2]]'' movie, DARK HEAAAAAAART! And his evil plan to kidnap the Care Bears. [[http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/thatguywiththeglasses/nostalgia-critic/29551-care-bears-2 "Oh my God, a bag!"]]
* In the [=ConBravo=] [=d20=] Live session for 2012, the party stuffing people into a sack (usually after being [[TapOnTheHead knocked out]] by Mike "Birdman" Dodd's character Jarl the Mighty) ended up becoming a RunningGag.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''[='=] interpretation of the [[JeanneDArchetype Joan of Arc]] legend, Groundskeeper Willie stuffs Joan (Lisa) into a sack, after which he proclaims himself the greatest hero in English history for doing so.
* On ''WesternAnimation/ThePerilsOfPenelopePitstop'', the Hooded Claw does this to Penelope in at least one episode.
* This has happened to Daphne of ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDoo'' a couple of times, most notably in the 1976 episode "A Menace in Venice".
* April O'Neil was captured this way in at least one episode of ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987''.
* ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'':
** A U.S. Acres segment, "The Bo Show", has Orson's brothers capture the entire cast except for Bo this way.
** Also in the Garfield segment "The Cactus Saga" in Jon's Uncle Cactus Jake's story of his grandfather Cactus Jack, his partner The Lasagna Kid's (Garfield's grandfather) girlfriend, Miss Kitty (an Arlene expy), is kidnapped in this fashion by the Leftkowitz Brothers.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfSuperMarioBros3'' has a rare villain example. In one episode, King Koopa opens a dollar-sign bag and discovers the Koopalings bound and gagged, courtesy of the Mario Bros.
* In ''WesternAnimation/GayPurree'', Meowrice's henchcats capture Mewsette this way after she attempts suicide by jumping off a bridge.
* Both Babs and Buster Bunny have this done to them in the ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' episode "Europe in 30 Minutes".
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', Zap Brannigan uses this method to transport President [=McNeal=] to the Omicronians.
* In WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShorts, Pete has kidnapped Minnie Mouse many times this way, including the movie ''WesternAnimation/MickeyDonaldGoofyTheThreeMusketeers''.
* Bluto has captured Olive Oyl a few times this way in ''WesternAnimation/{{Popeye}}''.
* In ''[[WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'' Season 3 (''Total Drama [[NewSeasonNewName World Tour]]''), Blaineley captures Bridgette with a sack in "Aftermath Aftermayhem" and mails her to Siberia so she can take over Bridgette's job as co-host of the "Total Drama Aftermath" segments.
* In the ''Donkey Kong Junior'' cartoon "Double or Nothing" on ''WesternAnimation/SaturdaySupercade'', Bones' cousin Lucy Belle is kidnapped this way so she won't inherit her deceased uncle's mansion. Later, the same guys do this to Junior and Bones to prevent them from saving her.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' episode "Stan Knows Best", Stan is tired of his daughter Hayley dating Jeff, so Stan arranges a group of mercenaries to abduct her from a party he's throwing, and they capture her with this method.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfPrinceValiant'', Rowanne is kidnapped a few times this way.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGummiBears'' episode "A Gummi by Any Other Name", Sunni Gummi is kidnapped this way by Duke Igthorn because he thought she was Princess Calla, because she was wearing a magic hat that could assume other characters' forms. Meanwhile, the real Calla and her friend Cavin are captured by Igthorn's ogres with the same method.
* In the Droopy and Dripple segments of ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerryKids'', [=McWolf=] kidnapped Miss Vavoom a couple of times with this method.
* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/HeathcliffAndTheCatillacCats'', Heathcliff's girlfriend Sonia is abducted by some corrupt animal shelter owners this way, naturally when Heathcliff finds out he is not too happy about it.
* In a couple of episodes of ''WesternAnimation/PeterPanAndThePirates'', Captain Hook and crew captured Peter, Wendy and the rest of the gang this way, in one he thought he caught Peter and presented him to the others as an offering, it turns out he caught Smee instead.
* In ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' episode "Abracadaver" the title villain does this to Bubbles. He then locks her in a tank filled with water, though she later escapes on her own somehow.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/MuchaLucha'' episode "The Anger of Cindy Slam", Richocet, Buena Girl, and The Flea capture Cindy Slam this way so they can restrain her because they wanted to bring her to an amusement park they think she wants to go to without her beating them up in the process.
* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' has an episode where this is used on Isabella during her birthday. Buford stuffs her in a sack and takes her [[OverlyLongGag from activity to activity]]. The Fireside Girls also do this to Irving when his presence threatens to ruin Isabella's time with [[ObliviousToLove Phineas]]( who is finally alone and unoccupied with projects). Neither Isabella nor Irving seem to mind. [[CasanovaWannabe Irving is just elated that he was tied up and stuffed into a sack by beautiful ladies]] [[SarcasmMode because it's obvious that ]]AbductionIsLove.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales1987'' episode "My Mother The Psychic" the Beagle Boys kidnap Fenton Crackshell's mother this way after learning from Flintheart Glomgold that she's using her new gained ability to look into the future to make Scrooge's financial decisions which is making him a lot of money.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'' tv special "Hollyrock-A-Bye Baby" mobster Big Rock's henchmen Slick and Rocky kidnap Wilma's mother this way after mistaking her for Fred but not without her putting up a fight first, because Fred had taken a rare pearl from him that he thought was a bowling ball.
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'', two (very stupid) aliens throw Zim in a sack, and say he fell for their cunning plan.
* In the ''Film/PoliceAcademy'' The Animated Series episode "A Blue Knight At The Opera" opera singer Mademoiselle Diva is kidnapped this way by a stalker who is obsessed with her and dressed as the Phantom after he catches her through a trap door.
* In the Creator/HannaBarbera TV special "Robin Hoodnik" Maid Marian (who's an anthropomorphic fox) is kidnapped twice this way, first after the Sheriff of Nottingham's men make her drink a love potion to make sure the Sheriff was the first person she saw, then later after Robin and his Merry Men rescue her and Oxx the DumbMuscle of the Sheriff's men catches her as they carry her off in her bed.
* In "Ketchup Vampires" Huberta and her cousins kidnap Bella this way so that their master can have her for his bride.
* This has happened to Tails from ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'' a couple of times, once by Coconuts and another time by Scratch and Grounder.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/ThePinkPanther'' episode ''All For Pink And Pink For All'' the Queen is kidnapped by her advisor's men who were disguised as musketeers.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Stoked}}'' episode ""The Captain, The Grom, His Job and Her Dream" Fin is kidnapped this way by Reef, Broseph, and Emma to cheer her up after finding out she doesn't like her new job, we never see her in the sack, we see from her point of view of her eyes in the darkness of the sack and the gang dumping her out.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/TotallySpies'' episode "Mandy Doll Mania'' Seth Toyman uses the remote controlled Mandy dolls to tie Sam, Clover, and Alex up in a sack.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLifeAndTimesOfJuniperLee'' episode 9 "The World According to LARP" 2 demon henchmen do this to Dennis after he puts a necklace on that allows him to see them, mistaking him for Juniper's brother Ray Ray, who has the natural ability to see monsters like Juniper.
* Two of ''WesternAnimation/FlipTheFrog''s human girlfriends are kidnapped with this method in "The Phoney Express" and "Coo Coo The Magician".
* In the ''WesternAnimation/YogiBear'' TV special "Yogi & the Invasion of the Space Bears" Cindy Bear is caught this way by one of Ranger Smith's assistants Ranger Roubideux, mistaking her for Yogi, in an attempt to bring him to justice for his picnic basket theft.
* This happens to the heroes in one episode of the ''WesternAnimation/DungeonsAndDragons'' cartoon, courtesy of a bunch of snail-like creatures. They end up rescued -- accidentally -- by LovableCoward Sir John, who panics at the sight of them and starts flailing with his torch; luckily, the snails [[BlindedByTheLight who are very sensitive to light]], drop their hostages and flee.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': In [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS6E14StrangerThanFanFiction "Stranger Than Fan Fiction"]], Caballeron's goons captures Quibble Pants and Rainbow Dash by throwing burlap sacks over them, and carry them to the jungle.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'':
** Bumi suggests using this trope [[spoiler:when attempting to recruit airbenders to rebuild the Air Nation]], but Tenzin rejects the idea, deciding it must be a voluntary choice.
** Played straight when Team Avatar [[spoiler:kidnaps Baatar Jr. from an Earth Empire airship to use as a hostage to use in a negotiation]].
* The Lonely Hearts Club Gang use this method to kidnap Sheldon in his debut appearance in ''WesternAnimation/MyLifeAsATeenageRobot.'' Even though he's just a StalkerWithACrush, they mistake him for Jenny's actual boyfriend and plan to use him as bait for her. She does not take this misunderstanding well.