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* In ''ComicBook/SoulsearchersAndComapny'' #4, Bridget's extendable pole gets caught in a bottle recycling machine and she is almost dragged to her death.

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* In ''ComicBook/SoulsearchersAndComapny'' ''ComicBook/SoulsearchersAndCompany'' #4, Bridget's extendable pole gets caught in a bottle recycling machine and she is almost dragged to her death.


* In ''ComicBook/SoulsearchersAndComapny'' #4, Bridget's extendible pole gets caught in a bottle recycling machine and she is almost dragged to her death.

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* In ''ComicBook/SoulsearchersAndComapny'' #4, Bridget's extendible extendable pole gets caught in a bottle recycling machine and she is almost dragged to her death.death.
* ComicBook/TheJoker has suffered the sawmill version of this twice - once in the newspaper comic story "The Joker and the Sparrow", and once in the first issue of his self-titled comic book series.


* Subverted in ''VideoGame/QuakeIV'', where [[spoiler:the player]] gets StrappedToAnOperatingTable on a conveyor belt, having drugs injected and parts of his body removed and replaced by Strogg cybernetics. The Stroggification is interrupted when the {{People Jar|s}} [[spoiler:your character]] is placed in towards the end is smashed before the control chip can be activated. It's [[PainfulTransformation pretty traumatic]]; you can watch it [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3clVvh5gbGE here!]] The conversion actually improves [[spoiler:your character]], including increasing [[spoiler:your]] health by 25%, and giving a noticeable boost to running speed. Sure, his fellows are disturbed and distrustful of the Strogg on their side, but [[HeroicMime he never complains]]. And, in the end, [[AllOfTheOtherReindeer it pays]].

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* Subverted in ''VideoGame/QuakeIV'', where [[spoiler:the player]] gets StrappedToAnOperatingTable on a conveyor belt, having drugs injected and parts of his body removed and replaced by Strogg cybernetics. The Stroggification is interrupted when the {{People Jar|s}} [[spoiler:your character]] is placed in towards the end is smashed before the control chip can be activated. It's [[PainfulTransformation pretty traumatic]]; you can watch it [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3clVvh5gbGE com/watch?v=5HH-MqsB8L4 here!]] The conversion actually improves [[spoiler:your character]], including increasing [[spoiler:your]] health by 25%, and giving a noticeable boost to running speed. Sure, his fellows are disturbed and distrustful of the Strogg on their side, but [[HeroicMime he never complains]]. And, in the end, [[AllOfTheOtherReindeer it pays]].


* In the ''Series/BlakesSeven'' episode "Ultraworld", unconscious Cally is strapped onto a conveyor belt to be assimilated into the giant brain running Ultraworld. She is saved at the last minute, the other characters having to contend with zombie-like baddies, who switch the machine back on each time they switch it off -- cue lots of fake fighting.....

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* In the ''Series/BlakesSeven'' episode "Ultraworld", "[[Recap/BlakesSevenS3E10Ultraworld Ultraworld]]", an unconscious Cally is strapped onto a conveyor belt to be assimilated into the giant brain running Ultraworld. She is saved at the last minute, the other characters having to contend with zombie-like baddies, who switch the machine back on each time they switch it off -- cue lots of fake fighting.....



* The ''Series/DoctorWho'' serial ''The Seeds of Doom'' featured a man-eating mulching machine and plenty of gory description of what would happen to any living bodies that went through it.
** ''The Sun Makers'' crossed this with SaunaOfDeath, when Leela is captured and sentenced to death by "steaming".

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** "[[Recap/BlakesSevenS13E6TheSeedOfDoom
The ''Series/DoctorWho'' serial ''The Seeds of Doom'' Doom]]" featured a man-eating mulching machine and plenty of gory description of what would happen to any living bodies that went through it.
** ''The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS15E4TheSunMakers The Sun Makers'' Makers]]" crossed this with SaunaOfDeath, when Leela is captured and sentenced to death by "steaming".



* Mrs. Peel of ''Series/TheAvengers'' is tied up and put on a conveyor belt to a giant buzzsaw in the episode "Epic".

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* Mrs. Peel of ''Series/TheAvengers'' ''Series/TheAvengers1966'' is tied up and put on a conveyor belt to a giant buzzsaw in the episode "Epic".


* An interesting subversion in ''ReBoot'' occurs where Enzo has himself tied up and put on one of these devices on purpose. The intent was to get his quarreling friends to rescue him and reconcile with each other in the process. This fails when the two start arguing again when they meet each other in front of the Conveyor Belt-O-Doom, and Enzo has to be rescued by his dog.

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* An interesting subversion in ''ReBoot'' ''{{WesternAnimation/ReBoot}}'' occurs where Enzo has himself tied up and put on one of these devices on purpose. The intent was to get his quarreling friends to rescue him and reconcile with each other in the process. This fails when the two start arguing again when they meet each other in front of the Conveyor Belt-O-Doom, and Enzo has to be rescued by his dog.


* In ''Spirits of Mystery 9: The Moon Crystal'' the heroine has to escape from an overhead conveyor belt of manacled people heading toward a ravenous monster.

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* In ''Spirits of Mystery ''VideoGame/SpiritsOfMystery'' 9: The Moon Crystal'' the heroine has to escape from an overhead conveyor belt of manacled people heading toward a ravenous monster.


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* ''Series/TheWeather'': One "Spooky Fog" skit involves a caller strapped to a wooden board with a slow-moving rotary saw. The saw continues creeping forward until they are gorily [[HalfTheManHeUsedToBe sliced in half on screen]].
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* ''Series/{{Knightmare}}'' had one of these in the form of the "Corridor of Blades", a conveyor-floored hallway with large rotary saws toward which the dungeoneer hurtled. It picked off many hapless dungeoneers who were poorly guided through, or into, it.

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* ''Series/{{Knightmare}}'' had one of these in the form of the "Corridor of Blades", a conveyor-floored hallway with large rotary saws toward which the dungeoneer hurtled. It picked off many hapless dungeoneers who were poorly guided through, or into, it.it (including the first dungeoneer who encountered it).


Sometimes this is done purposely by [[DastardlyWhiplash the villain]] (like tying the DamselInDistress [[ChainedToARailway to railroad tracks]]) as part of (or in place of) a DeathTrap, or as a method of interrogation (as an alternative to physical torture). Thus, often a part of LumberMillMayhem. Or the heroes may wind up in such predicament by more or less coincidence, but still have to find a way to escape whatever machines whose job of processing and/or assembling raw materials is invariably lethal to their soft warm bodies.

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Sometimes this is done purposely by [[DastardlyWhiplash the villain]] (like tying the DamselInDistress [[ChainedToARailway to railroad tracks]]) as part of (or in place of) a DeathTrap, or as a method of interrogation (as an alternative to physical torture). Thus, often a part of LumberMillMayhem. Or the heroes may wind up in such predicament by more or less coincidence, coincidence but still have to find a way to escape whatever machines whose job of processing and/or assembling raw materials is invariably lethal to their soft warm bodies.



* In the ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse story "W.H.A.D.A.L.O.T.T.A.J.A.R.G.O.N.", Huey, Dewey, and Louie get trapped on one when they're wandering around a woodwork factory looking for the logs that used to make up the old Junior Woodchucks' fort club house. Donald saves them in the nick of time by turning it off.

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* In the ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse story "W.H.A.D.A.L.O.T.T.A.J.A.R.G.O.N.", Huey, Dewey, and Louie get trapped on one when they're wandering around a woodwork factory looking for the logs that used to make up the old Junior Woodchucks' fort club house.clubhouse. Donald saves them in the nick of time by turning it off.



* Near the end of ''WesternAnimation/TheBraveLittleToaster'', the characters have become stuck in a junkyard filled primarily with (anthropomorphic) cars whose fate is to be placed on the conveyor by the resident electromagnetic crane and smashed to death in a teeth of a crusher at the end of the line. Their owner, who has come looking for them, also becomes trapped on the belt, leading to a HeroicSacrifice by the toaster to jam up the crusher's drive gears.

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* Near the end of ''WesternAnimation/TheBraveLittleToaster'', the characters have become stuck in a junkyard filled primarily with (anthropomorphic) cars whose fate is to be placed on the conveyor by the resident electromagnetic crane and smashed to death in a the teeth of a crusher at the end of the line. Their owner, who has come looking for them, also becomes trapped on the belt, leading to a HeroicSacrifice by the toaster to jam up the crusher's drive gears.



* In ''WesternAnimation/MonstersInc'', Sully ''thinks'' that Boo was trapped on one of these, when it was actually just a piece of her monster costume. In a way, this allows the scene to be much ''more'' gruesome than it otherwise would be, juding by [[EmotionalFainting Sully's reactions]] as he watches the costume-piece go through one crusher and thrasher after another, assuming Boo is in there.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/MonstersInc'', Sully ''thinks'' that Boo was trapped on one of these, these when it was actually just a piece of her monster costume. In a way, this allows the scene to be much ''more'' gruesome than it otherwise would be, juding judging by [[EmotionalFainting Sully's reactions]] as he watches the costume-piece go through one crusher and thrasher after another, assuming Boo is in there.



** Bigweld is also put on a conveyor, but is saved before getting dumped into the furnace as well.

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** Bigweld is also put on a conveyor, conveyor but is saved before getting dumped into the furnace as well.



* In ''Franchise/StarWars: Film/AttackOfTheClones'', Anakin and Padme find themselves on a conveyor belt on Geonosis. Anakin battles Geonosians, and in the process has his lightsaber destroyed and his arm stamped on a metal plate. Padme falls in a giant crucible, and is only saved from being incinerated by molten metal by [=R2D2=], who deactivates the machinery just in time.
* In ''Film/MinorityReport'', the main character, John Anderton, finds himself on a conveyor belt on which machines are building cars, and fights his enemy on it. He manages to avoid the machines for a while, but in the end finds himself trapped in a car that's being built right around him. At a certain point we see a machine close in on him, then the camera cuts on the outside of the car, leaving the audience to think he has been squashed flat. Instead, as the car is completed we see he is right in it, and as it exits the factory he drives away from his pursuers.

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* In ''Franchise/StarWars: Film/AttackOfTheClones'', Anakin and Padme find themselves on a conveyor belt on Geonosis. Anakin battles Geonosians, and in the process has his lightsaber destroyed and his arm stamped on a metal plate. Padme falls in a giant crucible, crucible and is only saved from being incinerated by molten metal by [=R2D2=], who deactivates the machinery just in time.
* In ''Film/MinorityReport'', the main character, John Anderton, finds himself on a conveyor belt on which machines are building cars, cars and fights his enemy on it. He manages to avoid the machines for a while, while but in the end end, finds himself trapped in a car that's being built right around him. At a certain point point, we see a machine close in on him, then the camera cuts on the outside of the car, leaving the audience to think he has been squashed flat. Instead, as the car is completed we see he is right in it, and as it exits the factory he drives away from his pursuers.



* The Anthony Horowitz book ''Skeleton Key'' has a scene like this too, where Literature/AlexRider is drugged so he's unable to move except for his head, and put on a literal conveyor belt. The main purpose is to get information out of him, on threat of being ground to a pulp starting with his feet.

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* The Anthony Horowitz book ''Skeleton Key'' has a scene like this too, where Literature/AlexRider is drugged so he's unable to move except for his head, and put on a literal conveyor belt. The main purpose is to get information out of him, on the threat of being ground to a pulp starting with his feet.



* The ''Series/DoctorWho'' serial ''The Seeds of Doom'' featured a man-eating mulching machine, and plenty of gory description of what would happen to any living bodies that went through it.

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* The ''Series/DoctorWho'' serial ''The Seeds of Doom'' featured a man-eating mulching machine, machine and plenty of gory description of what would happen to any living bodies that went through it.



* In ''Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'', the gang tries to film a fake a news story in which they rescue kittens. One of their attempts has them try to construct a conveyor belt that leads to Charlie chopping enthusiastically with a butcher knife. After trying it out with a stuffed animal, the gang realize that it's too obvious that they're the ones imperiling the kittens in the first place.

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* In ''Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'', the gang tries to film a fake a news story in which they rescue kittens. One of their attempts has them try to construct a conveyor belt that leads to Charlie chopping enthusiastically with a butcher knife. After trying it out with a stuffed animal, the gang realize realizes that it's too obvious that they're the ones imperiling the kittens in the first place.



-->'''Mr. Wiggin:''' Good morning, gentlemen. This is a twelve-story block combining classical neo-Georgian features with the efficiency of modern techniques. The tenants arrive in the entrance hall here, and are carried along the corridor on a conveyor belt in extreme comfort and past murals depicting Mediterranean scenes, towards the rotating knives. The last twenty feet of the corridor are heavily soundproofed. The blood pours down these chutes and the mangled flesh slurps into these...\\

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-->'''Mr. Wiggin:''' Good morning, gentlemen. This is a twelve-story block combining classical neo-Georgian features with the efficiency of modern techniques. The tenants arrive in the entrance hall here, here and are carried along the corridor on a conveyor belt in extreme comfort and past murals depicting Mediterranean scenes, towards the rotating knives. The last twenty feet of the corridor are heavily soundproofed. The blood pours down these chutes and the mangled flesh slurps into these...\\



** Getting caught in one of these is also revealed to be the the reason why [[spoiler:Lucca's mother is crippled. Lucca is given a chance to go back in time and prevent it from happening, though]].

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** Getting caught in one of these is also revealed to be the the reason why [[spoiler:Lucca's mother is crippled. Lucca is given a chance to go back in time and prevent it from happening, though]].



** Parodied in ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}'', where one of last traps is a conveyor belt into a grinder which you escape by ''[[MundaneSolution jumping off it]]'' onto a ledge on the thing's side--no portals necessary. It's so pathetic that the BigBad will instead say it's more of a death ''option'' than a deathtrap and will actually be quite surprised if it kills you.

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** Parodied in ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}'', where one of the last traps is a conveyor belt into a grinder which you escape by ''[[MundaneSolution jumping off it]]'' onto a ledge on the thing's side--no portals necessary. It's so pathetic that the BigBad will instead say it's more of a death ''option'' than a deathtrap and will actually be quite surprised if it kills you.



* ''VideoGame/MetalGearGhostBabel'' for the UsefulNotes/GameBoy had a variant on this, except it was the player who got the pain. In what is probably the otherwise great game's "ThatOneLevel", legendary badass Solid Snake must infiltrate the enemy base, by going through a color coded box sorting system via conveyor belt. It eventually leads into a showdown with Marionette Owl, part of the QuirkyMinibossSquad.

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* ''VideoGame/MetalGearGhostBabel'' for the UsefulNotes/GameBoy had a variant on this, except it was the player who got the pain. In what is probably the otherwise great game's "ThatOneLevel", legendary badass Solid Snake must infiltrate the enemy base, by going through a color coded color-coded box sorting system via conveyor belt. It eventually leads into a showdown with Marionette Owl, part of the QuirkyMinibossSquad.



* A variant of this may occur naturally in ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'' if flowing water goes into a lava pool. This is an especially frustrating way to die, since it will result in all your dropped items [[ContinuingIsPainful also being washed into the lava]].

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* A variant of this may occur naturally in ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'' if flowing water goes into a lava pool. This is an especially frustrating way to die, die since it will result in all your dropped items [[ContinuingIsPainful also being washed into the lava]].



* An interesting subversion in ''ReBoot'' occurs where Enzo has himself tied up and put on one of these devices on purpose. The intent was to get his quarreling friends to rescue him, and reconcile with each other in the process. This fails when the two start arguing again when they meet each other in front of the Conveyor Belt-O-Doom, and Enzo has to be rescued by his dog.

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* An interesting subversion in ''ReBoot'' occurs where Enzo has himself tied up and put on one of these devices on purpose. The intent was to get his quarreling friends to rescue him, him and reconcile with each other in the process. This fails when the two start arguing again when they meet each other in front of the Conveyor Belt-O-Doom, and Enzo has to be rescued by his dog.



** Also on a segment of "Treehouse of Horror XXIII" where Bart and Lisa's heads are attached to the same body, Bart tries to gain full control by having a buzzsaw cut off the Lisa head. Needless to say it doesn't work out like he hoped.

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** Also on a segment of "Treehouse of Horror XXIII" where Bart and Lisa's heads are attached to the same body, Bart tries to gain full control by having a buzzsaw cut off the Lisa head. Needless to say say, it doesn't work out like as he hoped.



* The ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' short "WesternAnimation/TheDucksters" begins with WesternAnimation/PorkyPig tied on a conveyor belt to a buzzsaw as part of a quiz show hosted by WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck (he had to answer the question before reaching the saw). At the end, Daffy is on the receiving end of the conveyor belt after Porky buys the radio station with his prize money and turns the tables on him. Daffy apparently ''doesn't'' know the answer to his question and instead [[IsThereADoctorInTheHouse yells for a doctor]].

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* The ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' short "WesternAnimation/TheDucksters" begins with WesternAnimation/PorkyPig tied on a conveyor belt to a buzzsaw as part of a quiz show hosted by WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck (he had to answer the question before reaching the saw). At In the end, Daffy is on the receiving end of the conveyor belt after Porky buys the radio station with his prize money and turns the tables on him. Daffy apparently ''doesn't'' know the answer to his question and instead [[IsThereADoctorInTheHouse yells for a doctor]].



* ''WesternAnimation/TheNewAdventuresOfSuperman'': In "The Mysterious Mr Mist", Mr Mist attempts to feed Perry White into a buzz saw on his farm.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheNewAdventuresOfSuperman'': In "The Mysterious Mr Mr. Mist", Mr Mr. Mist attempts to feed Perry White into a buzz saw on his farm.


* Subverted in the ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' episode "Starting from Scratch": Furball ends up on a conveyor, but when he realizes it ends in a rotary saw, he just turns his back toward it in the hope that it will scratch his back, where he has a flea.

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* Subverted in the ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' episode "Starting from Scratch": Furball ends up on a conveyor, but when he realizes it ends in a rotary saw, he just turns his back toward it in the hope that it will scratch his back, where he has a flea. A workman shuts it off before it can split him in half.


* This happened at the Part 1/Part 2 break of ''Series/{{Batman}}'' at least once, and probably more.

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* This happened at the Part 1/Part 2 break of ''Series/{{Batman}}'' ''Series/Batman1966'' at least once, and probably more.

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* In ''Film/RipperLetterFromHell'', Chantel and Aaron fall on to the conveyor belt in the sawmill which drags them towards the whirling saws.


* They turned up a lot on the 16-bit ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog'' games, where Sonic is on a conveyor belt and has to be really quick to avoid being crushed by something or cut with descending buzzsaws.

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* ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog'':
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They turned up a lot on the 16-bit ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog'' games, where Sonic is on a conveyor belt and has to be really quick to avoid being crushed by something or cut with descending buzzsaws.


* They turned up a lot on the 16-bit ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' games, where Sonic is on a conveyor belt and has to be really quick to avoid being crushed by something or cut with descending buzzsaws.

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* They turned up a lot on the 16-bit ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog'' games, where Sonic is on a conveyor belt and has to be really quick to avoid being crushed by something or cut with descending buzzsaws.

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* Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'' when the latter loses his journal. He has a fantasy of his journal, which is personified, on a moving conveyor belt at a junkyard calling for help as it is about to be crushed by a large mechanical boot.


* In ''VisualNovel/DanganRonpa'', one of these is used for [[spoiler:Naegi's, Kirigiri's, and ultimately Junko's final execution scene, where they are bound to a desk and slowly moved backwards toward a crusher]].

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* In ''VisualNovel/DanganRonpa'', ''VisualNovel/DanganronpaTriggerHappyHavoc'', one of these is used for [[spoiler:Naegi's, Kirigiri's, and ultimately Junko's final execution scene, where they are bound to a desk and slowly moved backwards toward a crusher]].

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