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17th Aug '17 5:10:43 PM VelvetPierrot
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** In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSpiritTracks'', the second boss Fraaz has this happen to it upon its defeat having lost control of its BalloonBelly superpower.



* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSpiritTracks'', the second boss Fraaz has this happen to it upon its defeat having lost control of its BalloonBelly superpower.
17th Aug '17 11:32:36 AM WanderingBrowser
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* A variation that sits halfway between this trope and ExplosiveDecompression can be found in a Silver Age ''ComicBook/TheIncredibleHulk'' story[[note]]Incredible Hulk #165: To Become A God[[/note]]: at the story's climax, Hulk leads his new friends, a band of mutant humans descended from a MadScientist and his mobile deep-sea colony, to the surface. Unfortunately, they realize too late that the mutations they developed to survive at the bottom of the ocean makes them overpressurized for the far lighter atmosphere of the surface, and they all explode. Hulk can only watch in horror and weep over the foolishness of father and son, [[PoorCommunicationKils which lead to this whole tragedy]].

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* A variation that sits halfway between this trope and ExplosiveDecompression can be found in a Silver Age ''ComicBook/TheIncredibleHulk'' story[[note]]Incredible Hulk #165: To Become A God[[/note]]: at the story's climax, Hulk leads his new friends, a band of mutant humans descended from a MadScientist and his mobile deep-sea colony, to the surface. Unfortunately, they realize too late that the mutations they developed to survive at the bottom of the ocean makes them overpressurized for the far lighter atmosphere of the surface, and they all explode. Hulk can only watch in horror and weep over the foolishness of father and son, [[PoorCommunicationKils [[PoorCommunicationKills which lead to this whole tragedy]].
17th Aug '17 11:31:29 AM WanderingBrowser
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* A variation that sits halfway between this trope and ExplosiveDecompression can be found in a Silver Age ''ComicBook/TheIncredibleHulk'' story[[note]]Incredible Hulk #165: To Become A God[[/note]]: at the story's climax, Hulk leads his new friends, a band of mutant humans descended from a MadScientist and his mobile deep-sea colony, to the surface. Unfortunately, they realize too late that the mutations they developed to survive at the bottom of the ocean makes them overpressurized for the far lighter atmosphere of the surface, and they all explode. Hulk can only watch in horror and weep over the foolishness of father and son, [[PoorCommunicationKils which lead to this whole tragedy]].

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13th Aug '17 4:11:46 PM Carliro
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* The planned (and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TjwpIa9hVkg storyboarded]]) death for [[spoiler:Nauls]] in ''[[Film/TheThing1982 The Thing]]'', wherein a tentacle moves up his body and explodes his head.
20th Jun '17 6:29:46 PM Luigifan
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This is when BalloonBelly is taken to its logical conclusion. Fill a human or some body part with enough food, water, air, etc. and they will eventually burst. Of course, when this is applied to DeathByGluttony, its usually PlayedForLaughs. There is little actual TruthInTelevision to this, as, while the skin can indeed rupture, it wouldn't do so drastically in most cases. Even barring that, the internal organs you are filling (stomach, lungs, nasal area) would rupture long before the skin itself. Yet in fiction, the rupture is simply measured by the body exploding.

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This is when BalloonBelly is taken to its logical conclusion. Fill a human or some body part with enough food, water, air, etc. and they will eventually burst. Of course, when this is applied to DeathByGluttony, its it's usually PlayedForLaughs. There is little actual TruthInTelevision to this, as, while the skin can indeed rupture, it wouldn't do so drastically in most cases. Even barring that, the internal organs you are filling (stomach, lungs, nasal area) would rupture long before the skin itself. Yet in fiction, the rupture is simply measured by the body exploding.



Largely a DiscreditedTrope, as it was mostly born from an UrbanLegend that eating too much would make a person explode, then evolved to other forms of humans popping from overfilling. However it is still sometimes used in works that are not going for realism, and is a timeless favourite as a ScareEmStraight [[LiesToChildren cautionary tale]] against [[SevenDeadlySins Gluttony]]. Also favored in comedy, for the logical reason that it mixes StuffBlowingUp with VulgarHumor.

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Largely a DiscreditedTrope, as it was mostly born from an UrbanLegend that eating too much would make a person explode, then evolved to other forms of humans popping from overfilling. However However, it is still sometimes used in works that are not going for realism, and is a timeless favourite as a ScareEmStraight [[LiesToChildren cautionary tale]] against [[SevenDeadlySins Gluttony]]. Also favored in comedy, for the logical reason that it mixes StuffBlowingUp with VulgarHumor.






* Occurs in the short story ''The Strange Tale Of The Pylorus'' by horror writer Creator/JunjiIto. In the story, [[spoiler:a man named Piitan's stomach becomes a gateway to the afterlife (The Japanese word for Pylorus translates into "Spirit Door") causing him to vomit up stones that are the souls of the deceased. He eventually ends up with more "Soul Stones" in his stomach than he can barf up which causes him to swell up and then explode.]] It's definitely ''not'' played for laughs.

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* Occurs in the short story ''The Strange Tale Of The Pylorus'' by horror writer Creator/JunjiIto. In the story, [[spoiler:a man named Piitan's stomach becomes a gateway to the afterlife (The Japanese word for Pylorus translates into "Spirit Door") Door"), causing him to vomit up stones that are the souls of the deceased. He eventually ends up with more "Soul Stones" in his stomach than he can barf up up, which causes him to swell up and then explode.]] It's definitely ''not'' played for laughs.



* The inept 2003 horror film spoof ''Scream Bloody Murder'' has a girl killed by being tied to a chair and inflated to bursting with an airhose put down her throat. Her stupid friend, when finding her, can only goggle in horror instead of, you know, [[WhatAnIdiot trying to remove the hose.]]

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* The inept 2003 horror film spoof ''Scream Bloody Murder'' has a girl killed by being tied to a chair and inflated to bursting with an airhose put down her throat. Her stupid friend, when finding her, can only goggle in horror instead of, you know, [[WhatAnIdiot trying to remove the hose.]]hose]].



%% ** A considerably more realistic ([[BloodierAndGorier and gory]]) version happens to Milton Krest in ''Film/LicenceToKill'' when his furious boss induces ExplosiveDecompression on his body.

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%% ** A considerably more realistic ([[BloodierAndGorier and gory]]) version happens to Milton Krest in ''Film/LicenceToKill'' when his furious boss induces ExplosiveDecompression on his body.



* S. D. Rodrian's [[http://sdrodrian.com/poems/492.htm "The Man Who Could Slurp A Pig Up Through A Straw"]] does ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin--until in the process of proving it to witness after witness, he goes and swallows one pig too many.

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* S. D. Rodrian's [[http://sdrodrian.com/poems/492.htm "The Man Who Could Slurp A Pig Up Through A Straw"]] does ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin--until ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin -- until in the process of proving it to witness after witness, he goes and swallows one pig too many.



* In ''VideoGame/MetamorphicForce'' enemies swell up and explode into goo when killed.

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* In ''VideoGame/MetamorphicForce'' ''VideoGame/MetamorphicForce'', enemies swell up and explode into goo when killed.
19th Jun '17 10:23:32 AM mariofan1000
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[[caption-width-right:350:That ''cannot'' be a pleasant way to go.]]
14th Jun '17 4:33:35 PM ArcaneAzmadi
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* An TV commercial for the SNES game ''Yoshi's Island'' homaged the famous Mr. Creosote sketch by depicting a man gorging himself at a restaurant until messily bursting, splattering patrons with the contents of his stomach. [[NauseaFuel It didn't take long for a shortened version to start airing that cut most of this out.]]

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* An A TV commercial for the SNES game ''Yoshi's Island'' ''[[VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld2YoshisIsland Yoshi's Island]]'' homaged the famous Mr. Creosote sketch by depicting a man gorging himself at a restaurant until messily bursting, splattering patrons with the contents of his stomach. [[NauseaFuel It didn't take long for a shortened version to start airing that cut most of this out.]]
15th May '17 5:21:15 PM Battery1320
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* ''Anime/{{Kaiba}}''. This is the fate of Parm after she copies her memories onto Kaiba's original body and uses it for sex. Towards the end, her body is shown drastically swelling as the pleasure overloads her body. She realizes too late what's about to happen before she [[DeathBySex explodes upon orgasm]], splattering the walls with green blood.
22nd Mar '17 6:42:16 PM ixfd64
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* How you're supposed to beat the final boss in the ''VideoGame/Quake'' expansion pack ''Shrak''.

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* How you're supposed to beat the final boss in the ''VideoGame/Quake'' ''VideoGame/{{Quake}}'' expansion pack ''Shrak''.
22nd Mar '17 6:41:40 PM ixfd64
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* How you're supposed to beat the final boss in the ''VideoGame/Quake'' expansion pack ''Shrak''.


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* The purpose of the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wasp_knife wasp knife]].
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