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"Listen... you're probably figuring out by now that we Psychlos are not very smart. In fact, the only reason we're able to take over any galaxies at all is that we fart nuclear bombs out of our anuses!"
—"Terl" (a.k.a. The Spoony One), explaining to The Nostalgia Critic how his race has taken over galaxies despite their obvious stupidity.
Gas. Flatulence. Cutting the cheese. Breaking wind. Bottom burps. Barking spiders. Stepped-on ducks. Whizpops. In other words? FARTS.
In real life, the powers of flatulence are largely limited to clearing a room. And perhaps serving as an impromptu blowtorch, if you're really, really dumb. It's different in cartoons, though. There, the lowly flatus is often elevated to the status of Weapon of Gas Destruction:
- It's... expelled with such force, it can serve as a source of propulsion in times of need.
- Its methane content is greatly exaggerated. While it's true that intestinal gas is flammable, the puff of flame you'll get is... somewhat underwhelming, shall we say. In cartoonland, however, lighting the proverbial match may just make the whole room go "Boom."
- Its stench is so great, it's corrosive.
Largely limited to shows or video games geared at kids, probably because "adults" pretend to have a selective lower tolerance for Toilet Humor. Unless the show in question is already a Grossout show, Black Comedy, or even a Fetish fuel show to begin with.
This trope has little to do with the Real Life petard, a siege explosive named after the French word for 'farting'.
Anime & Manga
- The evil mice on Black Cat Detective. Some of them had the ability to knock cats unconscious with their deadly emissions, warranting the use of space-helmets.
- Kinnikuman had this as his means of flight. He also farts on his opponent at the end of an incomplete Muscle Spark. Not nearly as damaging as a complete one, but much more humiliating. He escaped Black Hole's alternate universe prison by using his farts as a "white hole" counter-attack.
- And then there was the duel between Kinnikuman and his father...
- Domo-Kun uses farts as a method of propulsion.
- When Naruto was fighting Kiba in the Chuunin exams, he (accidentally) let one of these out. Which turned out to be a great tactical move, since Kiba's sense of smell was heightened at the time. Some of the licensed video games take it further, and give this to Naruto as a special move.
- The abridged series denies that this happened.
- This is the center of Gasser's martial art style in Bobobobo Bobobo. Which is taken completely seriously, as Gasser shares with Beauty the Only Sane Man position (more so in the first episodes).
- Himawari! features Momota, a cute animal sidekick who frequently attacks with his gas. As well, at one point, as using his backside as a watermelon-seed machine gun.
- One Chimera Anima of Tokyo Mew Mew was a large kappa, who stunned the Mew Mews with a fart. Fortunately, Pudding happened to have a cold at the time.
- In One Piece, Franky's "Coup de Boo" proves that Eiichiro Oda does nothing half-assed (no pun intended). Up to and including his fart jokes.
- There is also the Skunk One from the second Movie, although he could be considered a user of artificial fartillery, since he has a bag of gas on his back, which he uses to propel himself in the air and to weaken his opponents (It makes a characteristic sound, when it emits gas).
- Keroro Gunsou: Tamama has farts vastly more potent then a normal Keronian, which he is quite proud of, and uses them as an attack on a few occasions. He also can use them to increase his swimming speed.
- Though it's not an intentional attack, Horo Horo's farts in Shaman King are truly devastating.
- Ninin ga Shinobuden has Onsokumaru wiping out a room full of Ninja with a fart in episode 5.
- In the Dragon Ball episode "Smells Like Trouble", Krillin defeats Bacterian with this move. In fact, Bacterian's entire style was based around his horrible stench. Krillin's final use of it was payback. The only reason Krillin wins the fight is because Goku reminds him that he doesn't have a nose, and is therefore imagining the smell.
- Gokudo's farts are smelly enough to empty a bar. This later becomes a Chekhov's Skill, when he has to wake his companions from a sleep spell.
- The Jiggle Butt Gang from Rave Master knock out an entire casino with their ultimate technique.
- Nezumi-Otoko uses this as a special ability in GeGeGe no Kitaro.
- Kaiketsu Zorori: Ishishi and Noshishi have strong gas, and Zorori uses this when needed, to power machines and spacecraft. (That's not to say that Zorori's farts can't power spacecraft too, though.)
- Peräsmies is a Finnish superhero parody comic. The title hero is a hobo who developed super-powered flatulence after eating irradiated pea soup; he flies by breaking wind, and knocks criminals out by farting on them. The name of the character is a combination of "Teräsmies" (Superman's Finnish name) and "perä" (rear end).
- In one of Lobo's stories, he resolves an epic duel with his daughter by eating a can of beans (an obvious Popeye spoof) and setting his fart on fire to create a nuclear explosion.
The Sun: That was a corker!
- A similar thing happens in Gorsky and Butch. In a scene that is a direct spoof of Vasquez and Gorman's death from Aliens. Except here they use canned beans and a lighter. That, and the aliens are replaced by sheep as a result of an untranslatable Visual Pun.
- The titular Johnny Fartpants from Viz uses farts to various effect and can alter the effect by eating different things i.e. a tranqualizer fart made by eating 200 paracetamol or an electric fart to power a life support machine by drinking battery acid.
- In one issue of The Darkness, a darkling defeats a Mook during an underwater fight by farting into his air hose.
- The Harrowers from the Hellraiser comics, and shortly-lived Spin-Off, has Ovid. A cherub who serves the goddess of life and chaos. One of his powers is anti-demon farts.
- In the Swedish comic Krystmarodören (about an anarchic Anti-Hero with super-crapping powers...) the eponymous hero is tricked into a fight with more upstanding hero Balkongståarn, a half-dressed man with a hover-balcony. After using his power to, erh, clogging the vents on Balkonståarn's vehicle, the guy snarfs down a can of baked beans, singing Popeye's theme tune, and averts crashing by some massive farting.
- Subverted in a Photo Comic called "Fartman" in the March 1985 issue of the National Lampoon magazine. The title character's Fartillery covers all of the above categories, and is quite effective. However, he refuses to actually use it, as it's too embarrassing.
- In The Beano comic strip Super-Hero School this is Stink bomb's superpower. He uses his farts to beat the badguys.
- In Savage Dragon, an entire team of bad guys had with body function related powers. One of them was called Backdraft. Do the math.
- This is also one of the abilities to Harley Quinn's aptly named enemy (and former past college colleague) The Grison, as a perk of being spliced with Mustelidae DNA. In the mini-series, Harley Loves Joker. The Joker got the butt-end of this after attempted to trap and subdue herat The Iceberg Lounge.
- Keenspot's Entertainment's Toilet Humour, Hurricane of Puns, and satire filled Fortnite parody comic series, Fartnite, take this concept Up To Eleven where the players compete in the battle royale with an arsenal of weaponry that is literally powered by their own super-charged farts, sometimes using gas inducing foods as ammo for their guns.
Films -- Animation
- In the movie Beavis and Butthead do America, there's a scene where the two main characters meet their fathers in the middle of the desert. After having a dinner of canned beans by campfire, Butthead's dad turns around and proceeds to fart into the flames, causing an explosion equivalent to a nuclear explosion.
- B&B also utilize burps and farts as (non-lethal) weaponry in their video game.
- In the opening of the first Shrek movie, Shrek farts in the water, and a fish floats up. Ogre astrology and mythology includes "Bloodnut the Flatulent", whose constellation includes hunters fleeing his stench. Also, when reaching the brimstone-smelling dragon lair...
Donkey: Man, you gotta warn somebody before you crack one like that. My mouth was open and everything.
- In their second movie, Shrek and Fiona fart into their hotspring to make it bubble like a spa.
- Similarly, a promo for The Lion King 1 1/2 has Pumbaa do the same. Timon and Simba were... understandably disgusted.
- Of course, Pumbaa's backstory establishes that he... well, smells... and is why he was cast out of warthog society. And, of course, it is used to scare away the hyena trio toward the end of the movie.
- In The Lion King 2, Timon intentionally uses Pumbaa's...emissions as a threat against Zira's Amazon Brigade. They run away fast.
- Kenny dies from having his heart replaced with a baked potato when he's in the hospital for lighting his fart explosively in the beginning of South Park Bigger, Longer, Uncut. Unlike earlier, the death sticks, and kick-starts the plot. In other words, he was hoist by his own petard.
- The animated movie Robots has a scene where everyone in Aunt Fannie's house is making fart noises with their armpits (heard only during a stationary outdoor shot). Aunt Fannie one-ups them all with a real one that shakes the world and actually kills a robot lamp post outside, whose dying words were: "Lady... please... see a doctor... ungh."
- Despicable Me: "I said DART Gun!"
- In Despicable Me 2, they're used to deliver a 21-gun salute.
Films -- Live Action
- Mystery Men features the Spleen, whose superpower is superpowered flatulence. The origin comes from the curse of a gypsy woman. (A deliberate You Fail Biology Forever, as even curse-enhanced farts have nothing to do with the spleen.)
"One day, while walking with some friends, I accidentally cut the cheese. Well, in my adolescent awkwardness, I blamed it on an old gypsy woman who happened to be passing by. Big mistake! The gypsy woman placed a curse upon my head. Because I smelt it, she decreed I would forevermore be he who dealt it!"
- And, naturally enough, he is virtually the only team member whose power is both effective and can be used on demand....
- In the film Zoom one of the potential candidates for the team is "Jupiter the Gas Giant". He doesn't quite make the cut.
- Windy Winston from The Garbage Pail Kids Movie, who uses his gas while fighting, or to just gross people out.
- This pretty much the raison d'être of the evergreen children's film Thunderpants.
- In Starship Troopers, the alien army has a literal fartillery, capable of taking down a large spaceship. It's less farting and more projectile... a polite word escapes me... gobbets of bio-plasma.
- In the third Tremors film, the Shriekers metamorphose into "Assblasters", creatures capable of getting airborne by igniting their own farts.
- In Dumb and Dumber, Jim Carrey's character lights his fart (in a daydream), which makes him the hit of the party.
- The titular character in Theodore Rex interrogates someone this way. Surprisingly, it doesn't work.
- And in the second Scooby Doo movie, Shaggy lit one of Scooby's farts to generate a flamethrower effect against The Miner Fourty'Niner.
- In the 1996 remake of The Nutty Professor, there is a dream sequence in which Sherman has a nightmare about being a giant and destroying the city with a fart that accidentally catches fire.
- In the 2010 version of the Green Hornet, Kato gives Britt a gun that, in his words, "shoots farts at people". Didn't help that the gas was GREEN, either.
- The "I wish I could forget watching it" 1985 Israeli movie "Kompot Na'alyim" (Sweet Shoes soup) - aside from being a crime against the cinematic arts - had at its core this "idea". From IMDB: 'When Igor immigrates from Russia to Israel, he is recruited into the mandatory Israeli army reserve service. When his commanders learn the army food causes him to have very noisy farts, they order him to utilise this to defuse mines.' face-palm.
- Major Payne knocks out one of his JROTC recruits with a fart after he tries to pull a Laxative Prank.
- In Artemis Fowl, the Dwarves possesses a wide range of gastrointestinally-based superpowers. Including superfarts. At one point, Badass Battle Butler Butler (That's his name) is Blown Across the Room by one of these, much to his chagrin. Artemis himself occasionally refers to the rear end of a dwarf as "a wide-bore weapon".
- The BFG. by Roald Dahl has a drink with bubbles that sink. And make you "fly".
- Errol the Dragon from Discworld is a rocket-flight version -- justified in that he specifically eats things in order to manufacture rocket fuel in his chemical-distillery insides.
- Lunar Dragons, as seen in The Last Hero, flame from... that end. This is largely because they live on a low-gravity environment, and a weapon that stops you in midflight is worthless. *** Errol has rearranged his innards to flame like a Lunar Dragon's. Word of God says that Errol is a throwback to the lunar dragons.
- Hidden Talents by David Lubar has a kid nicknamed Hindenburg for his tendency to, well... He even manages to blow open a closet door.
- The (aptly-named) Gasman, a.k.a. Gazzy from Maximum Ride. Not only can they incapacitate foes with their smell, they're toxic green.
- In the war novel SS General by Sven Hassel, Porta has a sudden attack of deafeningly-loud farts while they're trying to sneak through the Russian lines.
"Well, just try and control it!" I snapped. "It's like a bloody cannon going off!"
- The Day My Bum (or Butt) Went Psycho, and the sequels. Farts, in this, are used by the bums not only as weapons, but also for flight.
- In the Courts of the Crimson Kings by S.M. Stirling. Do the methane-powered living rifles of the Martians count?
- The children's book series Walter the Farting Dog, which is Exactly What It Says on the Tin
- There is a traditional Japanese children's fable whose title, when translated to English, is The Farting Wife. In it, a man marries a beautiful woman who is his dream girl, but her farts are so enormous they're capable blowing people and things away.
- A similar premise was used in a popular traditional Korean folk story called The Farting Daughter-in-Law, where the daughter-in-law blasted a fart of enormous and destructive force in front of her parents-in-law of her husband.
- Another Fart-based Korean folk literature, entitled The Fart Duel, tells of a rivalry between two powerful flatulent characters from two rival Provinces, holding a duel involving flinging a wooden pestle back and forth with the force of their own farts.
- In the Harry Potter book Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, this is what a Fire Crab does, despite its name its actually a turtle. The video game latter shows how it does it.
- Tokyopop's Grosse adventures Graphic novel stories focus on the adventures of two boys (the aptly-named) Grosse Brothers, Stan and Stinky, who use their flatulent talents to incredible and scientific feats.
- This is the Main idea of The Norwegian Doctor Proctor's Fart Powder book series by Jo Nesbø, to which the titular doctor himself invented a powdery substance that makes people have farts of incredible force and power upon consumption. The boy protagonist, Nilly makes use of these on his adventures.
- This is the blessing and curse of the young eponymous gassy gargoyle protagonist of The Danish fantasy book series, Gumpy the fire farting gargoyle, but is also able produce fire farts like a make shift flamethrower from combining his bottom gas and his flames,
Live Action TV
- The Power of Kroll is the only Doctor Who story centred entirely around farts (methane production from a giant alien creature).
- The Slitheen have really smelly farts. This isn't much use to them (it has to do with "gas exchange"), but it is useful to the Doctor, who realizes what species they are from the way their farts smell.
- In the charity spoof episode "Doctor Who and the Curse of Fatal Death", the Doctor and his companion are exploring the ruins of the planet Tersurus, which was inhabited by a now-vanished race called the Tersurons, the most kindly and peaceful race in the universe. They were shunned by all because they used flatulence as their means of communication.
"So what happened to them?"
- Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide has the dreaded Timmy Toot-Toot, who actually refers to his brain-blasting farts as his gift. On one occasion, an attempt to harness them as an alternative fuel source backfired, and forced the school to evacuate.
- In The Young Ones episode "Cash", Mike accidentally ignites one of Vivien's farts, causing an explosion that demolishes the house.
- Farscape plays with this by having Rygel fart helium, but only when he's nervous.
- Or angry!
- Played for laughs in the episode John Quixote where the game character Rigel plays can shoot flame from his rear end.
- The supervillain Geyser Girl from Amazing Extraordinary Friends has farts capable of knocking people unconscious.
- In an Angel episode "Blood Money", Cordelia has a vision of a great fire-breathing monster. It's referred to in Getting Crap Past the Radar fashion; Gunn and Wesley attempt to sneak up on it from behind, and flames appear, coming from the (offscreen) giant monster. Gunn laments "I thought you said it breathed fire!"
- The Le Corbussier et Papin sketches in The Smell of Reeves and Mortimer. Literally in one of sketches, as rapid fart-firing knocks a cyclist off his bike and into a lake; metaphorical in others.
- Happens in a case of 1000 Ways to Die, named Gas-Holed. An ass-man proctologist forgets to tell a stripper with a nice ass to not eat anything before operating on her; she eats a HUGE chilli dog and later lets out a big fart during the surgery... accidentally blowing up the cauterizer and burning the Dirty Old Man doc's face and lungs.
- In an episode of Hercules: the legendary journeys Herc runs afoul of a monster that breathes fire out of its butt. Incidentally the thing had been conjured by a reality warping baby.
- Ultraman came across a couple of kaijus through out the franchise who handle this trope to an art.
- Kemjila from episode 17 and episode 18 of Ultraman Taro, can emit a thick yellow smoke from his rear end to hide from enemies. However its not useful against Ultraman Taro who is able to see through the smoke and also against Birdon who can use his wings to disperse it away, thus leading Kemjila's graphic demise at the claws of Birdon.
- Gongoros from episode 41 blast his stink gas at one of the ZAT's aerial attack ships.
- Motokureron from episode 43 blast his toxic gas at the boy that was taking care of him
- King Maimai in its larva form from Return of Ultraman episode 32 can fire clouds of literally explosive gas from his rear end.
- Alien Shamer from episode 18 and 36 of Ultraman Max. can emit gas powerful enough to destroy an entire city block.
- Mu-chan the Space cat from Ultraman X episode 18, Out of excitement accidently let off some pink amnesia gas, which cause Asuna, Daichi and even X to forget their memories.
- similar cases for the Super Sentai franchise
- Episode 19 of Kagaku Sentai Dynaman, Porcupine Evo ripped one directly in DynaYellow's face, as a result from the consumption of sweet potatoes
- the yokai monster, Oboroguruma from Ninja Sentai Kakuranger use this as form of yellow smoke screen.
- episode 34 of Kousoku Sentai Turboranger focus on Zulten in a humiliating way, more so used him for a plot against his will where Yamimaru enlists a Boma Beast, specifically to use a humiliating ability of Zulten's, Boma Beast continuously beating on him and rides him (in his ATV form) in order for Zulten to release his fart gas that cause human that caught wind of it to fall under a sleeping hypnosis.
- in episode 26 of Mahou Sentai Magiranger, Smoky the Magical Cat farted in the face of the Magirangers. filling the room with yellow smoke as he ran away.
- Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger: The Beast Battery Ovirappoo, which releases a sickly yellow, extremely smelly smoke for a Smoke Out attack. It's performed by loading it into your weapon, and pointing up; the smoke comes from the back of the grip. If used in Kyoryuzin, it shoots out smoke from its left elbow... which is where Gabutyra's butt is. (The scene is also used in Power Rangers Dino Charge; the Rangers' reaction is priceless.)
- This was the premise in episode 36 of Chouriki Sentai Ohranger, Bomber use a skunk-motif themed Baranoia Machine Beast, Bara Skunk, who can emit a very intense gas via farting or burping. This threat is played out seriously as the skunk's gas can atomize anything it hits including, the Ohranger's power suits and The source of his gas are from left over non-combustible garbage that fuels his destructive gas, this detail was largely left out of the Power Rangers: Zeo's counterpart.
- Another Skunk-themed monster was used in episode 46 of Dai Sentai Goggle Five aptly called Skunk Mozoo, that shoots a sweet-scented, pinkish-red, colored gas from its rear that causes its victims to hallucinate.
- Skubone from episode 38 and 39 of Denkou Choujin Gridman can fart out red clouds of smog from his tail that pollutes the air. this ability was also kept in tact to its Superhuman Samurai Syber-Squad counterpart.
- In the Japanese Quiz variety show, Ron Q! Highland, This was the premise of the one of the final stages introduced in its 2007 season called "Phu Phu Alien Counterattack" hosted by the prince in blue armor of a butt-shaped helmet headwear wearing alien race of the planet Phustar, Potaro and his 2 pink chibi lieutenants, Pouko and Puna, who plans to attack earth this way and the contestants must prevent this by completing their challenge which based around on the fart sounds in Japanese onomatopoeia and requires the skills of ciphering and rhythm from the contestants. The game is played up to 10 questions each 3 phrases, 4 phrases, or fill in the blank, the game rhythm speeds up in question 6.
- As the contestants and the Phu Phu aliens begin dancing and the music starts, Prince potaro will start the challenge by saying "bu bu bu" in rhythm then Pouko and Puna will say phrases mashed together twice then potaro will signal with "3, 2, 1, bu~" then the contestant given a spotlight has to cipher the mashed up phases correctly to clear the question.
- but if the contestant cipher the phrase too slow, stall, or even use the wrong phrase, Potaro and his subordinates will cross their arms in a X fashion and say "BU BUUU~!" for a incorrect buzzer and sometimes the lieutenants Pouko and Puna get sent out to to the player that missed and usually have fun with them, correct them, or playfully tease them before getting eliminated from the challenge, getting blasted with 2 fart cloud transitions from offscreen or sometimes from the animated Pouko and Puna. as the challenge continues a contestant short.
- the game is won with all or the remaining contestants passing all 10 questions and clear the stage, However if all 4 players are eliminated from the challenge, the aliens win, the contestants lose, and the world is fictionally at the mercy of the Phu Phu aliens destructive fart. because of this, the final stage is not cleared and no trophies rewarded to contestants from the challenge.
Myths & Religion
- General Pumpkin of Korean Folklore was both Blessed and cursed by this ability.
- There have also been serious or not so serious speculation on whether the milky way was formed from the gas of an Ancient Astronaut released into space.
- In many stories, Kappa have incredibly powerful flatulence, some say they even possess two anuses, and the trait even led to an old saying about something having less importance then a Kappa's fart. Conversely this was also used against them, and there is more then one piece of ancient art with a human using Fartillery on the Kappa instead. One such example can be found here.
- Another little-known Ainu yokai, the Okkeruipe, a grey fox like mischievous spirit that farts on or near their human victims and even stink up the house of its human occupant, this is also kicked Up To Eleven where their farts can be powerful enough to knock down trees, destroy buildings, and even sink ships. However the spirit can easily be sent away if the human either gives it a taste of its own medicine by farting back or simply making the noise of a fart by Blowing a Raspberry.
- The little-known bonnacon is a mythological beast from Asia with a head like a bull, but with horns that curl in towards each other. As these horns are useless for defense, the bonnacon typically attacks by running away from its pursuers while letting out a gigantic fart covering as much as two acres that burns anything it touches.
- A common explanation in mythology for skunks stench. Some legends even say they can kill with it.
- For Example, the giant skunk creature deity, Aniwye, usually told in Ojibwe, Algonquin, and Cree Native American folklores, can emit a poisonous gas to kill people.
- This could be one of the little known abilities of the Braxton County West Virginia Cryptid, Flat Wood Monster as the report of it mentions something about the creature emitting a mist of noxious smelling gas from below its skirt. Gas that seemingly has a sicken effect toward any witnesses that encounter it.
- When The Funday Pawpet Show started in '99, one of the regular features was the "Poot Board" on which it was recorded how many times and which puppetteer ripped one loose over the course of the four hour show. Generally Yappy and JackRabbit are the Poot Kings.
- Wario, in most of his recent incarnations, has some variety of gas-based power. In Super Smash Bros Brawl, it's his B Down special attack; he can also create dangerous gas clouds in Super Mario Strikers.
- Taken over the top in the initial trailer where the fart creates a cloud you'd commonly associate with an A-Bomb... people pretty much speculated that this was his Final Smash, but surprisingly, it wasn't.
- Though interestingly, if he DOES do the fully-charged version of the fart DURING his Final Smash transformation, it is one of the most powerful attacks in the game, able to kill virtually anything in one hit (including himself).
- Taken over the top in the initial trailer where the fart creates a cloud you'd commonly associate with an A-Bomb... people pretty much speculated that this was his Final Smash, but surprisingly, it wasn't.
- The Hare species from Monster Rancher frequently has "Gas" as one of its special attacks. While it doesn't do much damage, it does decrease Guts quite a bit. I'm fairly certain they're not the only species to have such an attack--while not explicitly stated to be a "gas attack" (groan), the Whirlwind move done by the Garu species does look a little... suspicious.
- It's also employed by Apes, which only appear in some of the games. As well as being used by Hare in the anime, though cut from the American dub, in which is was far more powerful.
- The web-based Flash game Puzzle Farter--well, come on, the title pretty much says it all, doesn't it? This one has the "rocket propulsion" brand of flatulence.
- Pey'j in Beyond Good and Evil has a pair of Jet-Boots than run on-- well, I'll let him explain:
Pey'j: They run on home-made bio-carburant. Here's the pocket of pressurized methane... (points to seat of pants) To fire 'em up, just contract your abdominal muscles!
- Boogerman. The titular character fights monsters with an arsenal of bodily functions, which of course includes long-range fartillery. After collecting the 'Chili Pepper' powerup, he can also use his flaming flatulence to reach new heights!
- Earthquake on Samurai Shodown has a fart attack as his special move...
- Namely, it's a grapple. Step one, grab victim's head. Step two, turn so rear is near victim's head. Step three ... Step four, PROFIT (and giggle knowingly). Interestingly, in the second game, he (along with the smaller ninjas Hanzo and Galford) has a duplication technique. For the others, slashing the wrong ninja leaves either a fire (Hanzo) or electricity (Galford) bomb. Earthquake's leaves ... let's call it 'gas'.
- The voice that announces the character at the start of the fight has a thick Japanese accent. It literally pronounces the name as "Ass-quake."
- Actually, it sounds more like "Aaarse-quake".
- In some of the Tekken games, Kuma (and, by extension, Panda) had the uber-powerful 'Bear Fart' attack. Next-to-zero range and long windup, but if it DOES hit, it's practically an instant knockout. Considering that that means it's potent enough to knock down a one-and-a-half-ton combat robot (Jack), that may just be THE most lethal fart around.
- Likewise Gon has the less devastating, but still potent "Gon with the Wind"
- Kuma retains the 'Bear Fart' attack as one of his supers in Street Fighter X Tekken, with the only major difference is that it is not an instant knockout like it is in the Tekken games. Although Guile (the first Street Fighter character to be..."introduced" to the attack) might say otherwise...
- The Bile Demons of Dungeon Keeper fart deadly poison gas as their main attack.
- In the Monster Hunter games, there is a monster that uses gas that makes you unable to eat anything. Nasty, as nearly every healing item can't be used while in this state.
- Similarly, the Gravios and its younger form, the Basarios, both have a "gas" attack that looks akin to a plume of flatulence clouding about under their bodies. They even physically clench whilst doing so!
- In Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus, Abe can let out a particularly nasty bit of flatuence when he drinks Soulstorm Brew; these farts can be possessed via chanting, moved to a target location and detonated. If left unpossessed, they'll detonate after a few seconds anyway.
- Sudeki has the Siege Ogre, whose farts are so deadly they can poison you.
- In Mortal Kombat: Deception, Bo'Rai Cho has this as a fartality.
- The ape Chaos from Primal Rage has a move called Fart of Fury.
- Fo Fai from Battle Arena Toshinden has a secret move that does exactly this. It's not All There in the Manual.
- Likewise with the monkey Bay-Hou, his replacement in Toshinden 3.
- "A" secret move? 2 actually. The back-up-front semi-circle command produces a teeny tiny("only" the size of his head) fart with a sound similar to his name(fo). The special button-press move(whose command is revealed after you defeat Gaia) produces the same sound effect, accompanied by a gigantic blasty sound, with a long stream of fiery balls the size of Fo himself.
- In Rampage Through Time, Harley the warthog's special power is called Boar Butt Blast.
- Olaf in The Lost Vikings 2 uses farts to mini-jump or to elevate himself while gliding. Not to mention destroying the brick floors.
- One of the attacks used by Orange in Gunstar Heroes.
- Busuzima from Bloody Roar has a particularly vile throw that incorporates one of these.
- In Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, Skuntank (a skunk Pokémon) can learn Flamethrower. I'm reasonably certain it doesn't come out of his mouth.
- How else do you think the "Detonate" ability would work for it.
- No such "ability" exists. It only has Stench and Aftermath. However, it DOES learn Explosion...
- Subverted. It sprays from the tip of its tail and the flamethrower and its musk is highly explosive. Stunky on the otherhand...
- Chimchar, the fire starter from the same game, is an ape with a flaming backside. Its Pokedex entry even indicates that it's "fueled by gas produced in its belly".
- Skuntank from Team Skull in Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time/Darkness/Sky teams up with Koffing to do a "stinky gas attack". Skuntank, of course, turns around to do this...
- Skuntank's cry sounds, quite obviously, pretty much like a fart. Same goes for its pre-evolution Stunky. Just a coincidence?
- How else do you think the "Detonate" ability would work for it.
- In the now defunct
outside KoreaMMORPG Dragongem, the thief class can stun enemies with their gas.
- Likewise the thieves in Dragonica's second Alpha could use a fart attack to poison them. However it seems, for beta, it has been removed from the class, and given to the Battle Mage.
- A species of flying bugs in Final Fantasy VIII use the aptly named "Fart" skill, to berserk opponents.
- After losing a battle, O'Chunks from Super Paper Mario will blast off using fart propulsion.
- There's also a common enemy, Cherbil, which somewhat resembles a... well, just look at it. It attacks by spraying a gas that causes various status effects from between its... cheeks. The in-game tattle information even alludes to this:
"Some say the gas come from their mouths. Some say it comes from elsewhere...... Oh, dear..."
- In the custom built fighting game MUGEN, Peter Griffin uses farts as a flamethrower (known as the Anal Torch).
- The goblin character Menelikke does the same in his super. There's also the giantess Delilah who, in one of her alternate versions, has a full screen gas attack.
- And there's also Gustavo, whose only attacks are... well, farts.
- One version of Ice Man accidentally farts as his taunt. Those caught in the cloud will take damage and be stunned.
- Franko Pedalowski by Most Mysterious has a fart as a super. The level 3 version of it has him shitting A HUGE TV
- In Battle Chess II: Chinese Chess, one of the pieces (I believe it is the minister) attacks by turning around, bending over and blasting thier opponent away.
- The Expansion Pack and Sequel Demo of the freeware fighter Secret of the 8 Stones is based entirely around this. Well, and Fetish Fuel
- For a more in depth description, "Eight Marbles: Ura Version" (As it's more commonly known) is a fighting game centering around cute, anime-esque girls with lethal and explosive flatulence. Characters range from a skunk girl, to a ninja, to a bug-woman who stores gas in her abdomen, to a young girl whose super attack is a blast of flatulence that can seen from space and changes the background to a foggy wasteland.
- In Shrek SuperSlam, a fighting game based around the Shrek series, the title character has a move called "Green Storm", which is a huge fart.
- Magicians Quest Mysterious Times has the weirdest application of "Farts as a weapon", ever. In addition to just causing mischief, you can use the "Flatulence" spell to make ghosts pass gas... and in the process, launch into the air like a rocket, getting rid of them until you leave the screen.
- In GU Fighter, a mugen-like system based around forum members, a few attack this way. One has sprite's based off of Tekken Gon and attacks with a green cloud. The second is based off of Fernandeath and attacks by farting out a series of black spheres. Finally is one based on Tails who has both a projectile and instant death super.
- In Tatsunoko vs. Capcom, one of Hakushon Daimaou's supers ends in a fart.
- The Rat King and his followers in Little Kings Story attack this way. Potentially the first borderline Eldritch Abomination to have a fart attack.
- The Samnites in the Lucas Arts strategy game Gladius can learn a skill called, appropriately enough, "Befoul Area". Becomes a Game Breaker when paired with the Executioner's Sword, which instantly kills a damaged enemy -- resulting in a unit that can kill multiple enemies by farting on them. Not so silent... but deadly!
- The first videogame example, way back in 1985. Po-Chin in Yie Ar Kung-Fu 2 is known as the Poison Gas Warrior. There's still argument on whether they're really farts or not, but the sprites certainly look like it.
- It should be noted that the game was on multiple computer systems and consoles. In the most detailed he simply breaths fire, which goes against his name, and the fact he turns around and bends over in the other versions. Make of that what you will.
- Moguralian β attemtps to do this in Undercover Cops when he's about to die.
- Two examples in the Prinny series. In the first game, the boss Gourmet Ogre uses one as an attack. In the sequel one of the game's powerups let's you do a gas assisted jump to float.
- In Disgaea 4: A Promise Unforgotten, the Dragon's first skill has it get sent into a sneezing fit by a stray feather that predictably ends with the target getting roasted, only the flames don't come from the dragon's mouth (The attack being called "Break Wind" kind of gives it away, though).
- In a long forgotten game known as Slaughter Sport, you fight a gargoyle name "Guano" who has a said ability...
- It's actually the sequel to an even less known PC game called Tongue of the Fat Man, also known as Mondo's Fight Palace. In it, the Behemoth has a similar attack. Though due to range issues it's far less useful then Guano's.
- In Stubbs the Zombie, one of Stubbs' first special attacks he gets is that of an area of effect fart attack that stuns any enemies surrounding him as they gag on the fumes.
- Apparently, this is one of the orcs' primary attacks in the upcoming game Orc Attack. See for yourself.
- In Live a Live, both Pogo and Gouri have a gas attack.
- Gas coming from pants is a powerup in Backyard Sports: Rookie Rush.
- Likewise, The vapors power up introduced in Backyard Football 2006 that cause the other players to faint.
- In the action-adventure game Bonetown, almost every special attack is fart-based.
- In Vay, the fairy Sirufa is subject to a curse of "seismic flatulence" which the protagonists exploit as a means of travel. However, if each party member is not equipped with a Filtration Mask, the noxious winds kill them all.
- Kato & Ken in the Turbo Grafx 16 game Kato-chan Ken-chan use farting as a weapon. The US Bowdlerization JJ & Jeff replaced this with a spray can.
- Stacking features the repeated appearences of Meriwether Malodor, a man know for incredible flatulence. In addition to using his gases on their own worth, late game puzzles involve using them to blow up obstacles by lighting them. His fiance, Felicity Fowler, apparently has *flowery* flatulence that can overpower even Meriwether.
- Bug!! has a gas mask-wearing stink bug in the swamp level that turns around when Bug gets near, and then farts in Bug's face! It then apologizes to Bug for doing so, saying that it just ate.
- In Fable 3, while it isn't used as an attack, your character's flatulence is remarkably strong. When you do the fart interaction, there's a brief part of the animation where it appears to blow the NPC away slightly and the animation ends with the other character passing out from the smell.
- In Ōkami, Amaterasu has an attack that isn't really flatulence, but rather close to it.
- There's an enemy in the series called Clay Soldier, who will attack by turning around and blasting you with a fart.
- They share a moveset with one of the masked enemies in the North, who also uses it.
- There's an enemy in the series called Clay Soldier, who will attack by turning around and blasting you with a fart.
- Woolseyism (and censorship) turned Dalton's battle-ending move in Chrono Trigger into a belch, but in the original Japanese, he's farting.
- In Red Faction: Armaggedon, after completing the game, you can get a weapon called Mr. Toots, a cute toy Unicorn... that farts lethal rainbow-colored beams of horrible death! Here.
- One of the bosses of Mini Ninjas attacks by fanning clouds of farts towards the players.
- South Park: The Stick of Truth takes this to an art form, with a variety of different fart attacks the player can learn at different intervals throughout the game.
- South Park: The Fractured but Whole does the same thing.
- Henry Stickmin: This happens at one point during the "Relentless Bounty Hunter/Rapidly Promoted Executive" route in Infiltrating the Airship. As Henry gains in on Reginald in a hallway, Reginald commands someone to activate the hallway doors. Henry then eats an entire can of beans and uses the resulting farts to quickly propel himself out of the hallway.
- In Square Enix's obscure, Japan-exclusive, comical Real time strategy game series, Hanjuku Hero, the player can use abilities called Trump cards to even battles against enemy armies. One of the said cards is called "Kouskan", which when played, the player's general will blast a yellowish fart at the enemies general direction and half the HP of all enemy generals and soldiers.
- In Hanjuku Hero vs. 3d and Hanjuku Hero 4-7, This is also 2 of the 3 attacks used in a similar effect by the summoned egg monsters, The Hegas Sisters (A self-parody of the Magus Sisters from Square's Final Fantasy) which the first attack has the first sister farting on the enemy army and the second attack has all three sisters surrounding the opposing general and troops and farting on them.
- This is also a 3rd attack given to the Denbu egg monster that deals lingering damages 3 in a row, noted that the shell is butt-shaped and performs a handstand to aim at the enemy army
- Dark Bbung-Bbung from the Korean-based tank strategy online and mobile game series, Fortress, is literally a walking Fartillery tank that has a cannon turret attached to its rear, capable of blasting purple gas canister shells at its enemies that leaves a lingering poisonous purple fumes upon impact, poisoning enemy tanks unfortune enough to be caught in the fumes, also his ultimate can fire up to 4 shells that leaves a widespread bombardment of gas.
- One of the boot-class robots from the obscure Robopon games, Stinky, that's designed like a aerosol gas can has a butt cannon that dispense a strong toxic gas that stuns enemy robots if not knock them out.
- In the defunct Korean-based online soccer mmo games, Kangjin Soccer and its defunct sequel Mini11, players can use a Fart move to stun opposing team players that are near them.
- in Japan's most popular long-running board game-style video game series, Momotaro Dentetsu, There are 2 characters capable of this trope:
- The most recurring character in the franchise and aptly named, Onaraman, a comical, Tokusatsu-styled hero from the methane gas nebula, who can be called upon by the player who has the flatulence card, the flatulent hero will fly towards other opposing players anywhere on the board and lands near them, then manipulation his fart clouds to blow away the other players, one by one scattering them across the board 15 spaces back. However this will have chance of backfiring where either players don't budge from the force of the fart cloud, is held tight by a immovable object or strong bombi in the path, or the player is in space outside of the map. Which, onaraman aims his butt at the player attempt to break wind at them when they are in the space level. Occasionally Onaraman appears in some mini games hidden in the game.
- Then there's the pig like potato monster Phu phu, that appeared in the 2010 games, he handles similar to onaraman, but difference is that it gives the player flatulence for a entire year that will blow away other rival players who are near by them without warning, when that player's turn ends. Also like Onaraman, it does not work in the space.
Table Top Games
- This is the overall centered premise is taken to an art in the Brazilian board game, Uga-Uga Bufapum, where the 5 flatulent clans and their leaders compete against each other to be qualified of being the next commander of all the tribes and this done by being the most skillful farter and making the other rival clans pass out. the art of the game kind of says it all.
- In The Adventures of Dr. McNinja, one of the myriad improbable opponents that Dr. McNinja goes up against is a man whose abs are so incredibly developed that they've transformed into a six-pack jetpack powered by flatulence.
- DBZ parody Buttlord GT centers around Kevin and his son Glutes, both of whom excel in energy attacks expelled from the rectum.
- Pv P features a troll by the name of Skull whose farts are sufficiently noxious to clear rooms, kill plants, and induce hallucinations.
- Baby Man of Axe Cop jets around with his.
- In Order of the Stick it has yet to be seen "on screen", but this dialogue implies that the Monster in the Darkness's farts are quite powerful:
MitD: That wasn't me this time! They didn't even SERVE baked beans today!
- Dave Johnson's "Flatulene" uses this as its central premise, a heroine with a "brimstone butt". Read the origin story here (Warning: NSFW)
- In the Whateley Universe, there's a student codenamed Miasma. Whatever his power is, this is the effect. He doesn't seem to have good control over it, either.
- As quoted above, the The Nostalgia Critic review of Battlefield Earth, the villain Terl stated that the only reason that his race (who in the film are shown to be Always Stupid Evil and Too Dumb to Live) only succeeded as galactic conquerors due to their ability to "fart out nukes".
- This is Gravity Cat's main mode of attack in The Gmod Idiot Box. "Gravity Cat Not Amused" indeed.
- The comedy YouTube video How To Be Ninja spoofs this with a Mortal Kombat parody (complete with music!). At the end where it says Finish him! one of the guys prepares to throw a Megaton Punch at his opponent but instead he turns around and farts on him, sending the loser flying backwards in an obviously fake but hilarious manner.
- This hilarious parody of Dune on You Tube. The future smells...
- The X-Lax Men, a scatalogical parody of X-Men. One scene has literal fartillery in the form of ass-fired mortars.
- In Dirty Potter, JK Rowling farted so hard that she "arseblasted" Ron to another dimension. Don't ask why, she's JK Rowling.
- This is the main power of Dreampipe's Captain Beans, she got this as a result from consuming her stoner Grandfather's experimental jelly beans, Not only giving her super strength and agility, but also super duper farts that allow her to fly or to blast bad guys with strong stinky force.
- KateArrow Animation's flash anime series, Spicy Boy focus on the robot boy protagonist with superhuman powers named Tom, who can uses a powerful fart burst as his main mode of flight. Occasionally, Tom will use his farts as a weapon against enemies (Sometimes even as a fart laser beam) or as a makeshift skill when necessary.
- On Avatar: Legend of Korra Tensin's son delivers one of these right in the face of an equalizer mook. The kid's an air bender after all.
- Billy from The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy, in a childhood flashback by his father, uses his flatulence as propulsion to win fastest baby races, and somehow was certified as a genius because to this.
- In the first South Park episode, Cartman's Farts on Fire were needed to summon the aliens. In a more recent episode, Cartman injected apple juice into his veins to worsen the frequency and potency of his farts as a weapon against a Muslim couple he was demanding information from.
- In the episode of The Powerpuff Girls in which they premiere, the Rowdyruff Boys create a toxic cloud of gas to stop the Powerpuffs.
"Good thing we had those burritos for lunch!"
- Likewise in Demashita! Powerpuff Girls Z they use noxious gas to terrorize the audience locked in a TV studio.
- On one episode of Dexters Laboratory, Dexter eats a huge burrito and gets a stomach ache. Thinking he's about to explode, he goes to say goodbye to his parents. His dad tells him to "let 'er rip" -- and he does, with such force that the TV behind him is totally demolished. Dexter's parents are aghast.
- Not only that, but the pullout shots indicate that the fart is so loud, the entire universe hears it. The episode irises out on Dexter's butt, just as another literally Earth-shattering stinker is emitted.
- Samurai Jack has the episode "Jack and the Farting Dragon." Need we say more?
- Family Guy has a gag where the Big Bang was the result of God lighting his fart in celebration of beating his roommate at arm wrestling.
- In the Viewer Mail episode, Peter has Chris use his pyrokinesis powers to light a fart, creating a flamethrower-like stream from his butt.
- The episode "Silent But Dino" from Kung Fu Dino Posse centers around Chow having foul gas after eating food the Big Bad secretly delivered to him. The bad guy later uses all his flatulence to create a giant methane monster.
- And towards the end of the same episode, Chow is forced to wear a diaper that gets rid of the stench of his gas, but turns it into "environmentally healthy" flames, which come in handy when he has to "fly" and fight the bad guy's minions.
- In Roughnecks, the short-lived spinoff of Starship Troopers the alien Bugs deploy literal Fartillery. And no, it wasn't a joke.
- One episode of Beast Wars ended with Rhinox accidentally destroying the Predacon base this way. It could be seen from orbit.
- Johnny Test: Johnny X's signature Flaming Power Poots.
- One episode of The Ripping Friends featured evil dictator Citracett magically gaining Fartillery-based powers and calling himself "Stinkybutt the Foul".
- In the Ben 10 episode "Don't Drink the Water", the younger Ben uses his gas as "Stinkyfly" to defeat some giant plants.
- In Mucha Lucha, The Flea had this as his signature move.
- In Skunk Fu!!, the title character Skunk, who is a skunk, expels green gas from his butt, sometimes to save the day. However, skunks actually spray a bad smelling chemical rather than really smelly air.
- In Tiny Toon Adventures, Fifi La Fume has a similarly off stench mechanism -- she slaps her tail on the ground repeatedly, fanning the otherwise low-mobility gas around the vicinity.
- Subverted, as it comes from her tail.
- In Grossology, all of the villain Fartor's powers (and schemes) are based around farting. Including a farting Humongous Mecha!
- Basso Profundo, another villain, uses super-powerful burps.
- In Chowder, the title character often farts. Occasionally, they're so potent, they knock people unconscious and in at least one instance actually flew by propelling himself with a giant fart.
- In Jimmy Neutron, Carl's N-Men alias is Belch Boy. His superpower is basically Black Canary's, only with burps. Libby also gets this power in "League of Villains" when they all end up with the wrong powers.
- In the Jackie Chan Adventures episode "Relics of Demons Past", the writers give Jade a belching habit for the sole purpose of infusing her with Wind Demon Chi and making her burps conjure up nasty windstorms. After the episode, it's never brought up again.
- Similar to the Jimmy Neutron example, in one episode of Phineas and Ferb the group decides to make a superhero cartoon of themselves. When asked what super power he'd like, Bufford gives a deep speech on the psychological ramifications of a persons thoughts on superpowers. And then immediately chooses Belchman.
- In The Problem Solverz episode "Awesome Banditz", Alfe forces Roba to eat beans so he can fart and give the racing elevator a speed boost.
- In the "Prank Master" episode of Fanboy and Chum Chum, Chum Chum's underwear "explodes" on Yo.
- In American Dragon Jake Long, Jake sometimes uses his dragon powers to fart fire.
- In Reboot, one episode featured a video game that was clearly a parody of Pokemon. Bob, changed into a dragonlike creature, is ordered to use his "Nuclear Bottom Burp" attack.
- Le Pétomane, a French performer, made his career out of breaking wind. Even performed at the Moulin Rouge, although did not appear in the film. Could imitate musical instruments, blow out candles, and with the help of an ocarina and a rubber tube, play La Marseillaise.
- Jeff Foxworthy's "Courtesy Sniffs" bit.
"I had to throw that shirt away, you know that?"
- George Carlin's solution to the terrorist problem? The Flatulent Airborne Reaction Team, or F.A.R.T. Three guesses as to what kind of weapons they used.
- Colonoscopy. Afterwards, you have to fart to clear the inserted air out of your system. The nurses encourage this. Any embarrassment is erased by the lingering muscle relaxants in your system.
- Gastric bypass surgery. To make sure that they don't nick your intestines (causing peritonitis) and not notice, they inflate them with nitrous oxide. Once you got out of surgery, you're farting laughing gas.
- Fart flies.
- Howard Stern doesn't dress as Fartman anymore, but he recreated his alter-ego for the first few minutes of his movie Private Parts.
"This night was the result of careful preparation with large amounts of curry and beer providing excellent substrate, I was informed. Unimpressed at the thought of any further delay to my latest (video taped) instalment of Eastenders, I was assured that I was "in for a real treat."Balanced on the edge of the sofa, my three flatmates carefully leaned back and lifted their legs up in the air. Then each excitedly lit a match and held it to the seat of their trousers. We were still all in the dark, and, after a protracted countdown, I witnessed the greatest firework display I'd ever seen. Jets of blue flame (bigger and bluer than the flame on your grandmother's brandy soaked Christmas pudding) emanated from each of them in a perfectly synchronised performance."
- In his biography, Andre the Giant is mentioned as having cleared many a restaurant of pesky autograph hunters (the obnoxious kind who won't leave a celebrity alone once identified) with flatulence. Where does a gassy 7' tall, 500 lb gorilla sit? Anywhere he wants to.
- The Swedish word for "speed" is "Fart." Make of that what you will.