When a mummy
has reason to restrain the living, it will frequently do so by wrapping them in bandages similar to its own
. The victim's head (or at least their face) is usually left uncovered, as the living still need to breathe. May also be done by an Egyptian-themed criminal, or a regular criminal with the ability to wrap his opponents. Similarly to All Webbed Up
, this counts as Fetish Fuel
to some people. Also see Bound and Gagged
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- Somewhat frequent on sites like deviantART, if you search for tags such as "mummification". Naturally.
Anime and Manga
- Happens in an episode of Yu-Gi-Oh! GX. The gang is transported into the Shadow Realm, where most of the group is imprisoned in this fashion (inside sarcophagi), and Jaden has to duel the leader of the area's population to prevent the sarcophagi from being sealed permanently.
- Mummymon's attack Snake Bandages in Digimon Adventure 02.
- The "Mummy" ability is depicted this way in the Pokémon anime.
- This happens in Galaxy Angel when the girls are dealing with a trinket that makes proverbs literal. The proverb "Like a mummy hunter turning into a mummy" is used on Ranpha, turning her into, well, a mummy. When she tries to use another proverb to put out a fire, it comes out muffled due to her entire head being wrapped.
- In Nurse Angel Ririka SOS, the mummy monster in episode 21 wraps itself in bandages as its reveal, and then shoots some out to restrain the heroine's sidekick.
- Betty and Veronica did this to Archie in one comic. (It was a first aid class where they were practicing with banadages; they kinda got a little carried away...)
- The mummy hitman Raduk does this to Wynonna in Wynonna Earp.
- This was basically the origin of N'Kantu the Living Mummy, an obscure super-hero who first appeared in Marvel's Supernatural Thrillers. Origianlly a soldier living in Egypt three-thousand years ago, an evil high priest used a foul ritual to replace his blood with enchanted preservation fluid, then wrap him in mummy linens, and bury him alive, alive, fully conscious, but paralyzed. The paralysis wore off in the present day, but he was driven insane by the exeperience, and went on a mad rampage until a jolt of electricity shocked him back to sanity. He has appeared infrequently since then.
- Young Sherlock Holmes. An Egyptian cult prepares captives for sacrifice by wrapping them up in bandages like a mummy.
- In The Mummy (1932), the 1959 Hammer remake, and the 1999 version, the title characters are all wrapped up and buried alive for either lusting after the pharaoh's mistress/daughter, or trying to bring them back from the dead.
- In the opening to Mannequin the heroine somehow manages to do this to herself (well, mostly) in order to hide in a tomb to avoid an Arranged Marriage. (Her mother still finds her, and she only escapes due a plea to the gods, which they answer, causing her to vanish, leaving only the wrappings behind.)
- Part of a Japanese game show called TORE! (or something like that), as seen in this excerpt.
- Buffy the Vampire Slayer: In "Inca Mummy Girl", the IMG of the title comes to life and replaces herself in her coffin with yet another expendable Sunnydale High student, wrapping him up mummy style.
- Self-inflicted in Raumschiff GameStar, where Petra sneaks aboard the Gamestar while impersonating a mummy the crew met earlier.
- Legend of the Seeker episode "Desecrated" has a mummy-monster that catches people in bandages, and when it dies, it mummifies the closest living person to continue its mission.
- Somewhat frequent in video games involving mummies. If a mummy has an attack that involves throwing bandages, it will usually impair your character in this manner.
- Anakaris, from the horror movie monster Fighting Game Darkstalkers, does exactly what the trope describes. He is a mummy, and at least one of his attacks involves wrapping up his opponent in bandages.
- In League of Legends Amumu the Sad Mummy has two abilities for this. Bandage Toss stuns an opponent and drags him to them. His ultimate ability Curse of the Sad Mummy wraps all enemies in a radius around him in bandages, preventing them from moving or attacking. Amumu is generally considered to have one of if not the strongest ult in the game.
- Drak Pack: Mummy Man often uses his bandages as a lasso and to wrap people up.
- Happens in an episode of Sonic Underground.
- Happens in the episode "I Want My Mummy" of Totally Spies!, where the Egyptian-themed criminal wraps the girls and their associate up using some automated mummification device.
- And again in the episode "Evil Mascot", where one of the villain's weapons is a projectile that wraps the girls up to their shoulders in tape.
- One of the enemy aliens on the original Ben 10 was a mummy-like creature with animated "wrappings" of skin that it used to grapple and incapacitate opponents.
- Fairly certain this happened on an old-series episode of Scooby-Doo.
- Happens in ThunderCats a couple of times when Mumm-Ra manages to capture the ThunderCats and put them "on display" in his chambers. On at least one occasion, the bandages themselves actually chased after Lion-O to wrap him up.
- One of the Hooded Claw's death traps in The Perils of Penelope Pitstop episode Arabian Desert Danger is a machine that wraps Penelope up in bandages. He watches gleefully, complete with popcorn, as Penelope tries to signal for help with her mouth, holding a pocket watch in her teeth and throwing it at a gong, as she is slowly mummified. By the time the Ant Hill Mob come and save her, she's been completely wrapped from head to toe.
- In one episode of Mighty Max, Max and his allies are wrapped as mummies by none other then Anubis himself as punishment for offending the ancient gods of Egypt.
- Happens to Chiro in Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go! by.... evil circus clowns.
- In Teen Titans, Control Freak wraps Raven in film tape. Her legs apparently weren't pinned together, since she's somehow able to walk backwards despite being completely wrapped.
- Happens to Blossom in The Powerpuff Girls when facing Abracadaver. Believing her to be the little girl who ruined his career and got him killed, he hypnotizes her, wraps her in a string of scarves and slings her back and forth like a yoyo into a iron maiden.
- Happened to Wonder Woman twice. Once in Justice League, once in Justice League Unlimited.
- A common Halloween game involves teams of two or more people wrapping one person in toilet paper in this manner. The team who can finish wrapping the person head to toe the fastest wins. Since it's toilet paper, the head can be wrapped with no issue of suffocation. There's also a Christmas variant, where instead of mummies, it's "Snowmen".