This has been bouncing around in my head for a while so here goes:
Character A has been kidnapped, tortured, the works, you know it. And they’re tied to a chair, completely out of it from the pain and shock. They’re awake, but only just. Their head hanging down, eyes glazed, a slow trail of blood from their mouth trickles to the floor. The ropes are the only thing keeping them upright on the chair.
Bonus points: the villain brings in Character B, who is A’s friend/SO/commanding officer/whatever. They call out to A in a panic, but A is so out of it they don’t even stir.