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The protagonists are captured by some primitives and taken away to their village. Invariably, they will be taken away like mere game, arms and legs tied to a pole carried by a pair of tribesmen.
They are rarely gagged, though, so expect lots of grumbling about the discomfort or the whole humiliation of the thing.
Anime & Manga
- Fairy Tail: This is the fate awaiting Ichiya of Blue Pegasus after he's beaten by some goons working for Oracion Seis.
- The protagonists of De Cape et de Crocs undergo this treatment. However, as they are Petting Zoo People (a fox and a wolf), one even comments on how degrading the whole thing is.
- In Travels Through Azeroth and Outland, a World of Warcraft fanfiction, Destron falls victim to this thanks to the Vilebranch trolls of the Hinterlands.
Films -- Animation
- It occurs in Disney's version of Peter Pan, right after the Indians capture the Lost Boys.
Films -- Live-Action
- In Avatar, Jake Sully & Grace Augustine are taken captive by the Na'vi, But not before being released after by Mo'at after but on one condition, that they must save her people, they both agree.
- In Return of the Jedi, Luke Skywalker and Co. when captured by the Ewoks -- with the exception of C-3PO, who gets a comfortable palanquin chair since they believe he's a god.
- This happens in the George of the Jungle film.
- In Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, Will Turner is brought into the village trussed to a pole like game. And Jack Sparrow spends a few minutes running away from the locals whilst tied to a rotisserie skewer.
- All Tied Up. When Brian Hartley tries to escape from his three female captors, they bring him back by tying him to a wooden pole in this way and carrying him.
- As specified above, this is a staple of the Cannibal Tribe genre. Examples that can be found on this Wiki:
- Happens in one of the Spellsinger books, when the Ogres capture Jon-Tom and his friends.
- Can be seen in the MacGyver episode "The Golden Triangle".
- One of Zack's possible "deaths" in Zack and Wiki Quest For Barbaros Treasure fits this trope.
- In Wakfu, season 1 episode 15, Yugo, Amalia and Evangelyne are captured by primitive Sadidas on a tropical island, and carried this way to their village. Cue an Homage to the classic King Kong sacrifice scene.
- The Penguins of Madagascar: The episode "Needle Point" has Kowalski, Private and Rico doing this to Skipper while trying to get him to the medical bay; being The Ace, Skipper somehow manages to escape while simultaneously substituting Julien for himself (made even funnier by the fact that Julien wasn't even nearby when the switch happened).