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"A rope snare? What are you, a cartoon character?"
Chai on the receiving end of this trope, Hi-Fi RUSH

Someone is walking along in the jungle or forest and accidentally gets caught in a snare. Sometimes it is the foot, with elevated snares causing them to spend some time hanging upside down from a tree until they either figure out how to get down or someone comes along who is either a friend or the person who set the snare in the first place.

Alternately, the person triggers a trap that causes a net to ensnare them and they are stuck suspended above the ground that way.

In a more serious threat, the neck can be snared, leading to slow strangulation.

These are the kinds of booby traps that are usually meant to catch animals, but sometimes they are set for the intended purpose of catching humans, which as we all know is the Most Dangerous Game there is.

Happens a lot in pulp-adventure stories involving jungle exploration.

Note that the basic version of this trap is supposed to be manually triggered by a hunter lying in wait, but in media, they're often inexplicably automatic.

Compare Bear Trap, Unwilling Suspension. A Tribal Carry or Tree Buchet are natural follow-ups.


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    Anime & Manga 
  • Ouran High School Host Club: The net version happened to Hikaru and Haruhi in the Halloween episode.
  • Team Rocket in Pokémon: The Series loves build these and other traps to catch the twerps and then steal their Pokémon. Sometimes, however, they end up getting caught in their own snare traps due to their bumbling nature.
  • The little girl in The Noozles, Sandy, gets caught in a snare set by a kiwi she is following in an episode. With her wearing a dress, the shot of her upside down is of head and shoulders only.
  • In episode 4 of Prétear, Himeno gets caught in a snare trap whilst attempting to search the woods for demon larvae, one apparently set by the butler to protect the grounds from intruders.
  • One episode of Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu has Sōsuke getting the wrong end of the stick — as usual — during an art project, resulting in him hiding from his classmates and them trying to track him down. One girl is hauled into the air by her ankle in a snare, whilst other members of the class fall foul of various other traps/hazards. The same thing happens in the original Full Metal Panic! novels.
  • Maburaho has a scene in which Kuriko is dangled upside down by her foot in a magical snare and is rather annoyed at the fact, folding her arms in annoyance without even bothering to hold her skirt up. She was only in female company, but still...
  • Arika in episode 14 of My-Otome gets caught in a snare by a bunch of thugs that want to 'remove her ability to be an Otome'.
  • Natsumi in Sgt. Frog is caught by a snare in the first episode, set by the titular character. She's rescued by her brother a few moments later.
  • He Is My Master has a bit where Izumi is caught in a snare whilst running towards her mother... who knew the trap was there and that her daughter was going to step in it. It's all a setup to put her in a helpless position so that the perverted protagonist can kiss her.
  • In the episode "One Is All, All Is One" from Fullmetal Alchemist (2003), a montage of Ed and Al's efforts to survive on a deserted island includes a shot of a nonplussed Ed dangling by his ankle from one of their own rabbit-catching snares.

    Asian Animation 
  • In Season 2 episode 23 of Happy Heroes, Big M. accidentally gets himself caught in a "rope caught on leg" type snare set up by Little M.
  • In episode 60 of Pleasant Goat and Big Big Wolf, Wolffy gets hurt and while he's distracted, he steps in a snare that makes him hang from a tree off his foot. It doesn't last that long because the tree falls over.
  • At least two episodes of Simple Samosa feature these kinds of snares.
    • In "Dadi Ke Saath", among the chewed-up foods in the forest is a strand of spaghetti who pulls the "rope caught on leg"-type snare on Samosa.
    • In "Sollid Survival", Samosa is caught in an actual version of that same kind of snare by green fuzzy creatures lurking in the jungle.
  • ViR: The Robot Boy: In "Vir's Robo Boy Suit", Vir uses a rope snare on one of Mad Max's robots.

    Comic Books 
  • Tintin in Cigars of the Pharaoh steps into a snare intended to catch tigers. He might have been able to free himself if he weren't in a straitjacket at the time.
  • Elaine in Lucifer is caught in a snare set by demons whilst dreamwalking. She escapes by reversing gravity.
  • At the end of Cavewoman: Killing Dinos 101 Summer Break, Miriam steps in a snare she had set earlier and forgotten about and ends the issue dangling upside down.
  • In Robyn Hood: I Love NY #2, Robyn gets caught in a snare set by the pack of Lizard Folk she is hunting through an Absurdly-Spacious Sewer.
  • Supergirl story arc "The Super-Steed of Steel"
    • At night, Comet is changing from man to horse, and while he is in his centaur form he is caught in a net by a gang of horse robbers who thought a centaur is surely more valuable than a mere horse. Since his original form is powerless, Comet is dragged into the gang's getaway vehicle.
    • Jerro and Lori are swimming around the ocean when they are caught in a net and hauled out of the water by poachers.
  • Ironwood opens with Dave Dragavon hanging upside down; caught in a snare with a boulder tied around his neck. He has been hanging there for three days by the time Pandora locates him.

    Comic Strips 
  • Calvin and Hobbes: Hobbes is first seen hanging from a snare set by Calvin, eating the tuna-fish sandwich Calvin had left as bait. The final panel in that strip shows that Hobbes got himself trapped intentionally, because, to him, tuna-fish sandwiches are just that good.
  • Liō: The title little boy sets a snare for a girl he has a crush on. The girl does not step in it.
  • Peanuts: A mid-60s strip has Charlie Brown at summer camp attempting to master the rope climbing obstacle. He does so with such verve and reckless abandon that his foot gets tangled up in the rope and he ends up hanging upside down for his efforts.
  • The Far Side: An extreme example, where the jungle-explorer victim doesn't just get yanked into the air by his ankle, but also gets hopelessly skewered by a couple of pop-up pitchfork-like weapons. One of the other expedition members comments that this is why he never walks at the front of the line.

    Films — Animation 
  • Heavy Metal. Taarna is caught in a net trap while flying.
  • On Brother Bear, Kenai gets caught in one and is rescued by Koda, much to his embarrassment.
  • On The Rescuers Down Under, a variation of this happens when Cody tries to free Marahute from a net. The poacher McCleach spots him and shakes the net, causing Cody to lose his grip and fall but his foot gets snagged on the net, leaving him hanging upside down and his foot nearly sliding out before been dumped into a cage.
  • In Wolfwalkers, Robyn backs up into a snare upon encountering Mebh's wolf form, leaving her hanging by her foot. Mebh accidentally bites her trying to get her down.
  • Ainbo: Spirit of the Amazon: In the opening, Ainbo gets her foot caught in her own snare trap! With extra insult, the knife warrior Atok lent her is inches from her reach. Eventually, she makes a deal with Dillo the armadillo and Vaca the tapir and demands them to cut her free (and to prove she's not hallucinating) and the two animal spirits oblige and undo the snare, and Ainbo lands flat on her head.

    Films — Live-Action 
  • The net version happened in Return of the Jedi, and although it's Chewie triggering the trap by pulling the meat from the tree (despite being told not to), the whole party is ensnared.
    Han: Great, Chewie! Always thinking with your stomach!
  • Predator. The team sets up a net trap to catch the title monster. It works, but not for long — the Predator cuts himself free in seconds.
  • Scott in Friday the 13th Part 2 is caught in a snare and killed by Jason while hanging upside down.
  • Time Bandits. The title group is caught and left hanging in snares set by Robin Hood.
  • The tree-snare variant of this happens to Beck, the main character of The Rundown, much to the amusement of Travis, who he's been assigned to take back to Chicago:
    Travis: Welcome to the jungle, tough guy!
  • Pirates of the Caribbean:
  • Arch is caught in a snare in April Fools' Day, right next to a poisonous snake. Then an ominous pair of boots walk next to him.
  • Zig-zagged in the 1976 movie Nickelodeon, where Jane Hitchcock's character gets her foot tangled up in a hot air balloon's tow rope, causing her to dangle upside down when the balloon takes off.
  • Two characters in Severance (2006) are snagged by snares during the course of this black comedy movie.
  • The cute-as-a-button Irish girl in British horror film Wilderness is caught by a snare whilst fleeing through the woods. She suffers a rather gruesome, physics-defying death shortly afterwards.
  • In the low-budget fantasy skin-flick Amazons, the two heroines are caught in snares set by slavers. One manages to free herself, but the other is captured.
  • Towards the end of Fear Island one of the girls is snared as she runs in fear through the trees.
  • Happens to one of the Hillbillies in Tucker & Dale vs. Evil.
  • In the movie Lake Placid where Hank, the Sheriff, unwittingly springs a trap set by Hector to catch the crocodile they are hunting and ends up hanging upside down.
  • One girl dies in The Prey after she steps on a snare. As she is pulled up in the air, she swings headfirst on to a tree.
  • In the Japanese film "Time of the Apes" a young human is caught in a trap set my another human while running from Apes. As Mystery Science Theater 3000 put it "I bet Johnny cares now!"
  • We see the hero and Floyd make several of these in Lt. Robin Crusoe, U.S.N.. In the climax, Robin is running, sees Floyd waving madly... and he gets hoisted by the ankle by the snare Floyd was working on
  • In "Crocodile" Dundee 2, Mick sets up a Booby Trap for the bad guys consisting of a leg snare that's tied to a water buffalo with Sue's bra as bait. It's not automatic, Mick sets it off by slapping the buffalo to get it to run (making the snare tighten on the bad guy's ankle) as soon as his victim puts his foot down in the right place.
  • In Shandra: The Jungle Girl, the Great White Hunter Karen sets a snare for Shandra; using Cord as bait. It works. Antonio tries something similar earlier, but fails miserably.
  • In Firestorm (1998), Jennifer lures Packer into standing in a snare, which is then triggered by Jesse jumping from a tree and hauling on the rope.
  • In Primal, Frank rigs up a snare that he uses to trap Loffel during their final battle in the hold.
  • In The Suckers, Vandemeer uses Cindy's body as 'dead bait' to lure Baxter and Barbara into a position where he can trap their feet in a snare.
  • Most Likely to Die: When Ashley is fleeing the house, she steps in a snare that closes on her foot and the killer drags her into the generator shed.
  • Towards the end of Mistress of the Apes, Thurston gets caught in a snare set by Near Men.
  • Death Ring: While fighting Matt, Mr. Chen steps steps in the snare he avoided earlier and gets yanked into the air.
  • Song of the South: In one of Uncle Remus' stories, Br'er Rabbit gets caught in a rope trap set by Br'er Fox, which has a bell on it to let him know it's been sprung. However, by the time he gets there, Br'er Rabbit had tricked Br'er Bear into taking his place in the rope (on the pretense that he was making "a dollar a minute").
  • I Am Legend: Robert Neville uses a snare to capture a female Darkseeker. Later, the Darkseekers use one to trap him. While getting pulled into the air, he hits his head on the ground and is knocked out cold.
  • Botched: Dimitry gets caught in a snare laid by Alex and hung upside down, at which point Alex uses a sword to turn him into Half the Man He Used to Be.
  • In Wishcraft, Desiree is snared by a steel cable while crossing the street, and then suspended from a traffic light by the killer.
  • A Man with a Maid: After chasing Alice around The Snuggery, Jack catches her in a a net he laid especially for this purpose. After tying her up, he then gets caught in the net himself when the traps start malfunctioning.
  • The first festival-goer murdered in The Tripper is a naked hippie who is caught in a snare while out collecting mushrooms. Cooper and the park rangers hanging upside down from a tree; having been mauled by animals.
  • Resident Evil: The Final Chapter. Alice steps on a snare which hauls her up by one leg under a bridge so Faceless Goons for the Umbrella Corporation can beat on her with rifle butts. She wrests a rifle off one and uses it to kill the others. Then she shoots the rope free, and walks right into another trap.
  • In Into the Grizzly Maze, Michelle comes face to face with the bear, but in doing so, gets caught in a trap she set.

  • In Watership Down Bigwig gets caught in a net meant to catch rabbits.
  • In Warrior Cats: Battles Of The Clans, an ancient WindClan warrior named Rabbittail is stuck in a snare.
    • It's played more seriously in Sunset, where Firestar gets caught in a fox trap. Hawkfrost has set him up for the trap (along with the help of Ashfur, a cat from Firestar's Clan), threatening to choke the ThunderClan leader until he slowly loses his remaining lives.
  • In The Witchlands, when Iseult runs onto a (heavily booby-trapped) Nomatsi road to shake pursuers off her trail, she's so focused on them she doesn't notice a snare and gets caught in it. Fortunately, she's able to free herself with a knife.
  • Hank the Cowdog once gets caught in a net, just in time for coyote brothers Rip and Snort to show up. He gets moderate help from Madame Moonshine the owl, who puts a spell on the coyotes...which makes them sing backwards.
  • Hawksmaid, Matty is trapped when she is lured over a pit trap that leaves her tangled in a net.
  • Moongobble and Me: In book 2, Moongobble and his companions set up a snare trap to catch the Weeping Werewolf. It actually works, to Edward's surprise.

    Live-Action TV 
  • Love and Redemption: Wu Tong gets trapped in a net. He refuses to apologise to Ling Long for insulting her earlier, so she and her friends leave him hanging there all night.
  • Batwoman (2019). In "If You Believe In Me, I'll Believe In You", the Villain of the Week sets such a trap for Batwoman in his own office. Instead of just leaving her hanging upside-down, it violently yanks her into a set of shelves, leaving her KO'd on the floor.
  • The Beverly Hillbillies: In "The Cat Burglar," Elly May sets traps in case the thief comes prowling around the Clampett Mansion. Jethro is caught in a net several times, until finally, at the end of the episode, Elly May catches the real cat burglar outside the front door.
  • In The Black Adder, McAngus catches Edmund in a rope snare, leaving him hanging upside down. He then looks at Edmund, his own face on the same level as Edmund's upside-down face, before swinging an axe menacingly, to slice the rope, causing Edmund to fall to the ground.
    McAngus: (not even turning round to see who has been caught) Can I help you?
  • In The Borrowers, Spiller traps Arrietty in a net trap. She later retaliates by asking George to catch Spiller in an identical trap.
  • This happens a lot on Lost.
    • Rousseau has set these kinds of traps all over the island in the hopes of catching the Others. In season one Sayid gets caught in a snare, which is how he first meets Rousseau, who is less than friendly towards him.
    • Kate and Jack get caught in a net together at one point, causing some UST as they are stuck hanging in an awkward position while trying to figure out how to get down.
    • In season two, a man who calls himself "Henry," who is actually Ben gets caught in one of Rousseau's nets, and she suspects him of being an Other.
  • Giles Wemmbley-Hogg Goes Off: Giles Wemmbley-Hogg gets stuck in a snare while wandering the jungle in Bolivia, and spends the end of the episode suspended upside-down eating from a bag.
  • In the Doctor Who serial Survival, Ace and her friends set a trap to catch a Cat Girl. Unfortunately, the next person to come that way is the Doctor.
  • A black-and-white episode of Lassie has young Timmy caught in a snare intended for a loose wildcat who sees him hanging like grapes on a bough. Lassie arrives to kick the wildcat's tuchus.
  • Happens in Xena: Warrior Princess, episode "Dangerous Prey," where one character is caught by both her ankles in a snare set to catch humans.
  • House: Wilson once gets caught in a net in the middle of House's living room while searching the place for a gun. Yes, House did set up a hunting snare in his own home, why do you ask? Then Wilson tries to avenge himself with the same trick, but House sees it coming.
  • The net trap usually occurs once per series on British reality show I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!, proving that it can work in real life. So far no celebrities have been smart enough to avoid getting caught in it.
  • The New Avengers: Happens to Gambit in "Trap" when he is trapped by Soo Choy's men.
  • Relic Hunter: Happens to Sydney and Nigel in "The Emperor's Bride" (triggered by Nigel of course). After much squirming, Sydney is able to draw Nigel's knife and cut them free.
  • Midsomer Murders: Happens to Winter in "The Death of the Small Coppers".
  • Star Trek: The Next Generation: Riker gets caught in a snare trap outside the home of the Uxbridges in "The Survivors".
  • El Chavo del ocho: One episode involves Señor Barriga playing dead and dressing up as a Bedsheet Ghost to scare El Chavo for always hitting him when he arrives to the vecindad. At the end, El Chavo remarks that he set up a trap to catch the ghost for nothing, cue Señor Barriga getting caught by the feet in a rope. In the El Chavo Animado adaptation of the same episode, there are now multiple ropes that caught other characters as well, such as Dońa Clotilde and Jaimito.

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    Video Games 
  • In Evolve, harpoon traps are standard equipment for colonists. Meant to be deployed in a perimeter to trap large and dangerous animals before they can get close to humans, the playable character Maggie can put these out in combat to ensnare monsters.
  • Hi-Fi RUSH: Chai gets caught by a rope snare trap when he first visits Peppermint's hideout. He stays in Unwilling Suspension until she's done talking to him, then she shoots the rope, causing him to drop to the floor.
  • Pajama Sam in No Need to Hide When It's Dark Outside: Sam gets caught by a rope snare trap almost immediately upon entering the Land of Darkness. This leads to him being accosted by a group of trees running a customs inspection and losing his items, forcing him to reobtain them all before he can confront Darkness.
  • In Puyo Puyo Sun, Schezo is caught in a net trap set by Kodomo Dragon to capture bugs. Kodomo Dragon decides he doesn't want the "insect" in the snare when Schezo yells at him about it.
  • In Space Quest II, Roger accidentally trips a hunter's snare, and is stuck there until the hunter who set it eventually comes and takes him down, intending to bring him back to his lair as lunch.
  • Streets of Rage 3 has a boss battle with numerous snares on the ground. Anyone who steps on one, whether player or enemy, gets hoisted into the air and takes damage when they hit the ground. Fortunately, the traps are all single-use only, so once triggered they vanish.
  • In TimeSplitters Future Perfect the red-hot Jo-Beth Casey is seperated from the PC hero Cortez and is later found dangling by her ankle in a snare apparently set for zombies. You then have to protect her whilst she attempts to free herself. She even lampshades the most common problem for girls caught in a snare: "If I'd known this was going to happen, I'd have worn pants." Not that her tartan miniskirt leaves much hidden, mind...

    Web Comics 
  • This happened at some point in Schlock Mercenary when the Toughs land on a planet to discover in is home to a sentient stone-age race.
  • Sam in Modern Day Treasure Seekers rushes to open a treasure chest, not noticing until too late that it's attached to a trap which catches her ankle, hanging her upside down.

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    Western Animation 
  • Captain Pugwash: In "Island of the Dodos", Pugwash and the rest of the crew (except Tom) are caught in their own dodo trap.
  • DuckTales (1987): In "Dinosaur Ducks", Huey, Dewey and Louie get caught in a snare they themselves set to catch a baby dinosaur.
  • King of the Hill: While navigating a forest filled with booby traps, Hank, Bill and Boomhauer all get snared. Or rather, Hank and Boomhauer do, while Bill's snare fails to budge him at all. He proclaims with glee, "I'M TOO FAT! I'M TOO FAT!" and unties himself to free the others... and immediately steps right into a Pit Trap.
  • In an episode of Ed, Edd n Eddy, Johnny gets his head stuck in tree simply due to its massive size and a forked branch. Initially the title heroes attempt to save him for rescue payment, but soon become distracted by a more profitable scam. He is stuck offscreen until the end of the episode when he frees himself in order to exact revenge — and now the tree fork his head was stuck in represents horns.
  • One Looney Tunes short has Foghorn Leghorn seeing Henry building a snare trap and points out how a smart chicken like him would just jump over it... which is just was Henery wanted, as the spot Foghorn lands is where the trap door was.
  • Seen on the Tom and Jerry short Mouse Trouble. Tom gets caught on it when Jerry switches the cheese used as bait for a bowl of cream.
  • On The Simpsons, Homer and Bart are lost in the woods and try to catch a rabbit this way. The trap just flings it into the horizon.
  • Jonny Quest episode "Treasure of the Temple". While the Quest team is traveling to the temple, a native cuts a line and one of the bearers is hauled into the air by the ankle.
  • Taz-Mania: Bull Gator & Axel get trapped in a snare they set for Taz; then Taz trips another nearby snare on purpose just so he can get close enough to ensue some hilarity.
  • Happens several times on Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated, with Fred the guy responsible for them.
  • In the animated Punky Brewster episode "Punky to the Rescue", Margaux has one foot in a snare posing as bait for a so-called swamp monster, but in a case of animator's discretion she is shown standing upright with her snared foot raised and not hanging upside down because she's wearing a dress.
  • In some instances, getting hung upside down in any tether isn't relegated to just snares but usually occur either by accident or as part of a story device. The 1951 Mighty Mouse cartoon Sunny Italy opens with such a story device, showing Pearl Pureheart dangling by one foot from the Leaning Tower of Pisa at the behest of the villain Oil Can Harry.
  • In Wakfu season 1 episode 5, Evangelyne and Amalia gets caught in a net... while they are setting it up themselves to defend the village, in the 13 episode Yugo, Amalia, Eva and Ruel were trapped upside down by a Shushu's net and in the following episode, Yugo and Evangelyne gets hanged upside down for a tribal dinner. In the second season, Evangelyne was cought by a green monster who could control vines, and it put her tied upside down in front of him.
  • Happened fairly regularly in the old Sylvanian Families syndicated cartoon. Usually to the villain, Packbat, stumbling into one of his own "silly-vanian traps".
  • In the first episode of Robin Hood: Mischief in Sherwood, Marian and Scarlett are both caught in snares set by Robin Hood in their attempt to look for him and bring him a warning.
  • My Little Pony:
  • Watership Down: The more serious version happens to Bigwig, who is choked by the neck by a steel cable rabbits cannot gnaw through. He is left for dead after coughing up blood and lying motionless despite his allies digging up the snare anchor. He surprisingly speaks as they lament him, calling for the death of the rabbits who did not warn them after luring them into the warren.
  • Oh Yeah! Cartoons: In the Fairly OddParents short while trying to scare Timmy's scout troop, Vicky gets caught in Timmy's snare. She's mistaken for Bigfoot and, thanks to her Clingy Costume, ends up in a zoo.
  • Total Drama:
    • Gwen and Heather use a snare trap baited with an energy bar in "Are We There Yeti?" to steal bug repellant off Duncan and Owen. Of course, it's Owen who gets caught and Duncan has to cut him free before he can go after the girls to repay them in kind.
    • Duncan splits from the Screaming Gaffers' digging in "Full Metal Drama" to set traps for the Killer Grips instead. One is a semi-hidden net that snatches up the opposing team as they come running to attack the Gaffers for the trunk in their care. Duncan swoops in and cuts the rope holding the tree the net is connected to down, which sends the Grips flying back to their side of the stage.
    • In "Runaway Model", Fang has a snare set out for Scott, the bait being pepperoni pizza. Scott properly questions why there'd be pizza just lying on the ground and notices Fang hiding behind a tree ready to cut the rope that'll close the trap. He loudly states that he doesn't like pepperoni and circles around to the rope while Fang goes over to the pizza to remove the pepperoni. Scott cuts the rope, trapping Fang and leaving the pizza safe for the taking.
    • In "Eat, Puke and Be Wary", Scott sets out various snare traps for Fang. Instead of the mutant shark, Cameron activates one and gets swung away. The same happens to Chris, who is thrown into the outhouse's sewage. Later on, Zoey gets into the trapper game too and succeeds in capturing Chef in a net snare trap.
    • Scott and Mal cooperate to capture fang in "The Bold And The Booty-Ful". They build a snare trap with a counterweight that can be released from the crow's nest. Mal is in charge of the counterweight while Scott puts down a basket of fish as bait and calls out to get Fang to pay attention. Fang comes running, but Mal lets him take the fish because his true goal is to eliminate Scott. He yells at Scott that the setup didn't work, prompting Scott to investigate the trap and giving Mal the opportunity to catch him in it instead. Fang comes running back to use Scott as a punching bag.
    • Max sets out a net trap to catch Jasmine and Topher in so that he can make them fear him in "Mo' Monkey, Mo' Problems". Because he doesn't mark the trap in a way that he can tell where it is, the entirety of the Pimâpotew Kinosewak ends up in the net. Jasmine is furious rather than intimidated, but fortunately for the team their combined weight is too much for the trap to hold up.
  • Kim Possible: In "The Twin Factor", Kim gets tagged with one of Dr. Drakken's mind control chips. The Tweebs set a snare trap for her, very pleased with themselves that the situation allows them to do so without getting in trouble for it. However, Kim quickly frees herself with a laser gadget.
  • The Grand Finale of Freakazoid!, "Normadeus", had our titular hero end up in one of these, followed by being tied up and placed in front of the Lobe Finestra 3000, a wooden weapon that the Lobe forced PBS master carpenter Norm Abram to create which can resonate at specific frequencies to destroy matter, strong enough to kill Freakazoid once it's blown!
  • Happens with a magical twist in The Legend of Vox Machina when Vex, Vax and Keyleth attempt to break into Gilmore's Glorious Goods - they're trapped in a glowing purple net that dissipates at a gesture from Gilmore, dumping them all on the floor (with Vax at the bottom of the heap).

    Real Life 
  • In 2014, London-based artist Hilde Krohn Huse decided to make a student film containing a shot of herself suspended from a tree by the ankle. Although the shot was only supposed to be thirty seconds long, Krohn Huse accidentally pulled the noose too tight and ended up trapped for a good forty minutes, only getting free when a friend came by to cut her down. While the end result wasn't what she intended, Krohn Huse decided the video had artistic merit of its own, and the resulting short film "Hanging in the Woods" was ultimately featured in the Bloomberg New Contemporary exhibition. (Warning: website and video both contain nudity.)


Peppermint's Snare Trap

Chai gets caught in a snare when he visits Peppermint's hideout for the first time.

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