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* One odd trap in Undermountain, an infamous TabletopGames/ForgottenRealms dungeon complex beneath Waterdeep, consists of a canopy bed with a suspiciously-lumpy frame. This is because the "frame" is an animated owlbear skeleton, stretched out on its back. Intruders who sit or lie on the "bed" are subject to its bear-hug attack.

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* One odd trap in Undermountain, an infamous TabletopGames/ForgottenRealms TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms dungeon complex beneath Waterdeep, consists of a canopy bed with a suspiciously-lumpy frame. frame. This is because the "frame" is an animated owlbear skeleton, stretched out on its back. back. Intruders who sit or lie on the "bed" are subject to its bear-hug attack.

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* One odd trap in Undermountain, an infamous TabletopGames/ForgottenRealms dungeon complex beneath Waterdeep, consists of a canopy bed with a suspiciously-lumpy frame. This is because the "frame" is an animated owlbear skeleton, stretched out on its back. Intruders who sit or lie on the "bed" are subject to its bear-hug attack.
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* Prince Naveen from Disney's ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog'' visits the voodoo villain Doctor Facilier, and finds himself restrained in his chair by armrests that have transformed into serpents. The serpents hold Naveen securely in place while Facilier extracts a blood sample.

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* Prince Naveen from Disney's ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog'' ''WesternAnimation/ThePrincessAndTheFrog'' visits the voodoo villain Doctor Facilier, and finds himself restrained in his chair by armrests that have transformed into serpents. The serpents hold Naveen securely in place while Facilier extracts a blood sample.

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* At the climax of ''Film/{{Beetlejuice}}'', the titular ghost animates two of the ugly abstract statues. They move up behind Lydia's parents, press against them from behind so they're forced to recline on the awkward sculpted shapes, and enfold or entwine the hapless couple in their protrusions.

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* According to Russian legend, UsefulNotes/CatherineTheGreat employed a torturer named Sheshkovsky, whose main implement was such a chair. Sheshkovsky invited his victim to sit in a chair, then the mechanism locked the occupant in place, and the chair lowered midway to the floor below to expose the occupant's rear end to the two burly men with whips who were waiting downstairs and whipped the victim hard. One intended victim of the device, one Count Razumovsky, allegedly forced the torture master to sit in his own chair. The mechanism worked, and the burly men with whips unknowingly whipped their boss instead of their proper victim.
** In reality, Sheshkovsky existed but no proof of the existence of his "invention" was found.

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* According to Russian legend, UsefulNotes/CatherineTheGreat employed a torturer named Sheshkovsky, whose main implement was such a chair. Sheshkovsky invited his victim to sit in a chair, then the mechanism locked the occupant in place, and the chair lowered midway to the floor below to expose the occupant's rear end to the two burly men with whips who were waiting downstairs and whipped the victim hard. One intended victim of the device, one Count Razumovsky, allegedly forced the torture master to sit in his own chair. The mechanism worked, and the burly men with whips unknowingly whipped their boss instead of their proper victim.
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victim. While Sheshkovsky existed but is known to have truly existed, no proof of the existence of his "invention" was this particular device has ever been found.

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* The opening scene of ''VideoGame/{{Shantae}} And the Pirate's Curse'' shows Shantae taking a bath in her home while reminiscing about the consequences of her previous adventure. Then she remembers she doesn't own a bathtub, and shackles appear, imprisoning her.


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* Famously used by [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Hephaestus]] to prank his mum.

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* Referenced in one of the ''Literature/DiogenesClub'' stories, in which an agent of the Club feels a brief interlude of anxiety when he sits down in an examination chair at the village doctor's office. He knows this ''particular'' doctor is no MadScientist, but his personal experience with ones that ''were'' is such that he can't help but suspect this trope may come into play.

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* Referenced in one of the ''Literature/DiogenesClub'' stories, "Literature/TheGypsiesInTheWood", in which an agent of the Club Literature/DiogenesClub feels a brief interlude of anxiety when he sits down in an examination chair at the village doctor's office. He knows this ''particular'' doctor is no MadScientist, but his personal experience with ones that ''were'' is such that he can't help but suspect this trope may come into play.

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* A very dubious source claimed that in ancient China there was an invention named the "Collapsing Chair", solely intended to assist in raping peasant maidens (and for this reason the state outlawing it by death penalty). Given that any landlord getting away with that wouldn't have needed a device, anyway, it is very probable that the author made it up for titillation of the reader.

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* ''Film/Madhouse1974'' features a shackle ''bed'' trap. When the victim lies upon it, shackles lock around his wrists and hold him in place as he is crushed to death by the descending canopy.

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* The reclining sled used to launch Runners into the game zone in ''Film/TheRunningMan'' has automatic restraints for ankles and wrists, that pop out and bind whomever sits down in it.


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* ''Film/TheHaunting1999'': When Crain's ghost animates the woodwork in Nell's room, ornamental spikes above her bed extend to pierce the mattress all around her, boxing her in.

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