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When a Mummy has reason to restrain individuals, it will frequently do so by wrapping them in bandages similar to its own. The victim(s)' head is usually left uncovered, as the living still need to breathe. May also be done by an Egyptian-themed criminal. Similarly to All Webbed Up, this counts as Fetish Fuel to some people. Also see Bound and Gagged.

Examples of Mummy Wrap include:


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.
  • In Kid's introductory episode/chapter of Soul Eater, this happens to Liz and Patty, although it crosses over with Combat Tentacles and/or Tentacle Rope since the bandages were being controlled by the mummy in question.
  • Mummymon's attack Snake Bandages in Digimon Adventure 02.

Comic Books

  • The mummy hitman Raduk does this to Wynonna in Wynonna Earp.


  • Young Sherlock Holmes. An Egyptian cult prepares captives for sacrifice by wrapping them up in bandages like a mummy.

Live-action TV

  • 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

Video Games

  • 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.

Western Animation

  • Happens in an episode of Sonic Underground.
  • Happens in an episode of Totally Spies, of the Egyptian-themed criminal version.
  • 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 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.
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