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* Green Shocks, a plant-like Sorkin Kaiju from ''Anime/UltramanTheAdventureBegins'' uses this technique among his other attacks to ensnare Ultrawoman Beth’s arms and try to drag her within range of the boiling acid hidden atop his head. When Beth manages to sever the tendrils, they grow back extremely quickly, and can even regenerate his entire body when the situation requires it, making him quite the challenge to face.


** ''ComicBook/WonderWoman1942'': At the Holliday College dance in "Ectoplasmic Death" Dr. Psycho manages to ensnare all of his enemies in tentacle like strips of pink ectoplasm.

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At the Holliday College dance in "Ectoplasmic Death" Dr. Psycho manages to ensnare all of his enemies in tentacle like strips of pink ectoplasm.ectoplasm.
*** ComicBook/{{Huntress}} hallucinates her ankles are being wrapped in tentacles that are pulling her down after being drugged by Professor Fether.


* Haruna from ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' uses it on Nodoka and Yue to prevent them from fleeing before a misunderstanding could be cleared.

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* Haruna from ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' ''Manga/NegimaMagisterNegiMagi'' uses it on Nodoka and Yue to prevent them from fleeing before a misunderstanding could be cleared.



* Mammon (née Viper) from ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'' is a particularly... interesting example of this trope. S/he is, physically, ''a baby'' -- somewhere around one or two years old -- and carries around what looks like a roll of toilet paper, using illusions to turn the paper into what is a cross between this trope and CombatTentacles.

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* Mammon (née Viper) from ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'' ''Manga/Reborn2004'' is a particularly... interesting example of this trope. S/he is, physically, ''a baby'' -- somewhere around one or two years old -- and carries around what looks like a roll of toilet paper, using illusions to turn the paper into what is a cross between this trope and CombatTentacles.



* ''Anime/MawaruPenguindrum'' features the three penguins, in the background, fighting three octopus to make takoyaki (fried octopus). Naturally, one of the octopus manages to hold two penguins up with its tentacles at one point.

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* ''Anime/MawaruPenguindrum'' ''Anime/{{Penguindrum}}'' features the three penguins, in the background, fighting three octopus to make takoyaki (fried octopus). Naturally, one of the octopus manages to hold two penguins up with its tentacles at one point.



* [[HiveQueen The Goddess]] in ''FanFic/FalloutEquestria'' uses psychically projected blue tentacles to force ponies into the [[PsychoSerum Impelled Metamorphosis Potion]] vats in Maripony, turning them into [[SlaveMooks alicorn drones]]. [[spoiler:Or, in the case of Twilight Sparkle, to pull her [[FusionDance into her "body"]] and [[CannibalismSuperpower absorb her.]]]]

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* [[HiveQueen The Goddess]] in ''FanFic/FalloutEquestria'' ''Fanfic/FalloutEquestria'' uses psychically projected blue tentacles to force ponies into the [[PsychoSerum Impelled Metamorphosis Potion]] vats in Maripony, turning them into [[SlaveMooks alicorn drones]]. [[spoiler:Or, in the case of Twilight Sparkle, to pull her [[FusionDance into her "body"]] and [[CannibalismSuperpower absorb her.]]]]


* In the final battle of ''LightNovel/HaiyoreNyarkoSan''[='s=] first season, Nyarko is captured by Lloiger in this fashion and squeezed hard enough to crack her HenshinHero form's armor (as well as breaking her helmet); she's able to break free after Mahiro throws her her [[CrowbarCombatant crowbar]]. Of course, since the series is inspired by the Franchise/CthulhuMythos, this trope's use should come as no surprise.

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* In the final battle of ''LightNovel/HaiyoreNyarkoSan''[='s=] ''LightNovel/NyarukoCrawlingWithLove''[='s=] first season, Nyarko is captured by Lloiger in this fashion and squeezed hard enough to crack her HenshinHero form's armor (as well as breaking her helmet); she's able to break free after Mahiro throws her her [[CrowbarCombatant crowbar]]. Of course, since the series is inspired by the Franchise/CthulhuMythos, this trope's use should come as no surprise.

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* ''Film/SeedingOfAGhost'' has the Demon Fetus' final form, which has numerous tentacles allowing it to grab and ensnare victims. It's tentacles even impales a guy who tried hiding from it's rampage through a door.


Related to CombatTentacles, only these are for grabbing and binding, not for attacking. Often part of TypicalTentacleTactics.

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Related to CombatTentacles, only these are specifically for grabbing and binding, and not for attacking.other forms of attack. Often part of TypicalTentacleTactics.

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** ''ComicBook/WonderWoman1942'': At the Holliday College dance in "Ectoplasmic Death" Dr. Psycho manages to ensnare all of his enemies in tentacle like strips of pink ectoplasm.

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* In ''Webcomic/YokokasQuest'', Kalliv binds the [[BigCreepyCrawlies king centipede]] with magic vines, allowing Mao a clear shot to cast the {{fireball|s}} which killed it.


* In the Comicbook/XWingSeries Booster's tentacled copilot tried to restrain a young Wedge Antilles this way, but Wedge [[KnottyTentacles turned this against him]] off-panel.

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* In the Comicbook/XWingSeries ''ComicBook/XWingRogueSquadron'': Booster's tentacled copilot tried to restrain a young Wedge Antilles this way, but Wedge [[KnottyTentacles turned this against him]] off-panel.


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* As seen in the pic, ''Disney/TheLittleMermaidIIReturnToTheSea'' has Ariel captured this way by Morgana after Melody pulls a HeelFaceTurn after finding out who she's really been working for. Furthermore, in the first version of the climax of the first movie, Morgana's fatter sister Ursula uses her tentacles to toss Ariel onto a rock and strangle Eric. Unbeknowst to her, the prince picks up the Trident from the sea bottom (courtesy of Sebastian) and [[BatmanGrabsAGun throws it like an harpoon]], ''shishkebabbing'' her on the chest. You can watch the video [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FF0_JKyPCwE#t=235 here]].

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* As seen in the pic, ''Disney/TheLittleMermaidIIReturnToTheSea'' ''WesternAnimation/TheLittleMermaidIIReturnToTheSea'' has Ariel captured this way by Morgana after Melody pulls a HeelFaceTurn after finding out who she's really been working for. Furthermore, in the first version of the climax of the first movie, Morgana's fatter sister Ursula uses her tentacles to toss Ariel onto a rock and strangle Eric. Unbeknowst to her, the prince picks up the Trident from the sea bottom (courtesy of Sebastian) and [[BatmanGrabsAGun throws it like an harpoon]], ''shishkebabbing'' her on the chest. You can watch the video [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FF0_JKyPCwE#t=235 here]].



* In ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'', [[{{Disney/TheLittleMermaid}} Flotsam and Jetsam]] [[{{BoundAndGagged}} restrain]] Sora with their bodies during the "Ursula's Revenge" number, and try to [[{{CombatTentacles}} strangle him]] to death. He gets saved by Donald and Goofy before using his Keyblade to vanquish the eels for good.

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* In ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'', [[{{Disney/TheLittleMermaid}} [[WesternAnimation/TheLittleMermaid1989 Flotsam and Jetsam]] [[{{BoundAndGagged}} [[BoundAndGagged restrain]] Sora with their bodies during the "Ursula's Revenge" number, and try to [[{{CombatTentacles}} [[CombatTentacles strangle him]] to death. He gets saved by Donald and Goofy before using his Keyblade to vanquish the eels for good.

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** ''ComicBook/SensationComics'': A horticulturist grows "octopus plants" in his basement which reach out with long tendrils to pull in victims [[ManEatingPlant for consumption]]. Diana and ComicBook/SteveTrevor rescue the Holliday Girls from the things when the girls get nabbed while investigating the disappearance of a young woman and her father, who were fed to the plants by the horticulturist.


* ''ComicBook/WonderWoman2006'': Circe has a number of her snake inspired bestiamorphs restrain Diana by wrapping around her and trying to envenom her.

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** ''ComicBook/WonderWoman1987'': Julianna Sazia's secondary security system is a bunch of metal tentacles which restrain ComicBook/{{Artemis}} just long enough for Sazia's hologram to taunt her about her impending death, then attempt to squeeze her to death.
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''ComicBook/WonderWoman2006'': Circe has a number of her snake inspired bestiamorphs restrain Diana by wrapping around her and trying to envenom her.

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* ''ComicBook/WonderWoman2006'': Circe has a number of her snake inspired bestiamorphs restrain Diana by wrapping around her and trying to envenom her.

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* In the Day 12 flashback scene in ''[[VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII Final Fantasy XIII]]'', Serah is surrounded and grabbed by liquid metal tendrils that pull her into the Pulse Vestige, making her the fal'Cie's prisoner.

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