History Main / PopGoesTheHuman

29th Jun '16 9:44:08 AM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* PlayedForDrama in ''[[Manga/DragonBall Dragon Ball Z]]''. This is one of [[RubberMan Super Buu]]'s first and [[NightmareFuel most brutal]] ways of killing someone; he liquefied himself and flowed into a man's mouth until he burst.

to:

* PlayedForDrama in ''[[Manga/DragonBall Dragon Ball Z]]''.''Anime/DragonBallZ''. This is one of [[RubberMan Super Buu]]'s first and [[NightmareFuel most brutal]] ways of killing someone; he liquefied himself and flowed into a man's mouth until he burst.



* The secondary function of the Microwave Pulse Gun in ''SoldierOfFortune'' does this to enemies, and may have been inspired by ''DukeNukem3D'''s Expander.
* ''{{Vanquish}}'' has this happen to several victims of the [[KillSat microwave beam]] attack during the intro.

to:

* The secondary function of the Microwave Pulse Gun in ''SoldierOfFortune'' ''VideoGame/SoldierOfFortune'' does this to enemies, and may have been inspired by ''DukeNukem3D'''s ''VideoGame/DukeNukem3D'''s Expander.
* ''{{Vanquish}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Vanquish}}'' has this happen to several victims of the [[KillSat microwave beam]] attack during the intro.



* Happens to Captain K'nuckles in an episode of TheMarvelousMisadventuresOfFlapjack, after he eats so much so he can fit into a pair of fancy pants.

to:

* Happens to Captain K'nuckles in an episode of TheMarvelousMisadventuresOfFlapjack, ''WesternAnimation/TheMarvelousMisadventuresOfFlapjack'', after he eats so much so he can fit into a pair of fancy pants.
29th Jun '16 9:43:00 AM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message


[[AC:Advertising]]

to:

[[AC:Advertising]]
[[foldercontrol]]

[[folder: Advertising ]]




[[AC:AnimeAndManga]]

to:

[[AC:AnimeAndManga]][[/folder]]

[[folder: Anime And Manga ]]



[[AC:{{Film}}]]

to:

[[AC:{{Film}}]][[/folder]]

[[folder: Film ]]



[[AC:{{Literature}}]]

to:

[[AC:{{Literature}}]][[/folder]]

[[folder: Literature ]]



[[AC:LiveActionTV]]

to:

[[AC:LiveActionTV]][[/folder]]

[[folder: Live Action TV ]]



[[AC:{{Mythology}}]]

to:

[[AC:{{Mythology}}]][[/folder]]

[[folder: Mythology ]]



[[AC:{{Poetry}}]]

to:

[[AC:{{Poetry}}]][[/folder]]

[[folder: Poetry ]]



[[AC:VideoGames]]

to:

[[AC:VideoGames]][[/folder]]

[[folder: Video Games ]]



[[AC:WesternAnimation]]

to:

[[AC:WesternAnimation]][[/folder]]

[[folder: Western Animation ]]



[[AC: RealLife]]

to:

[[AC: RealLife]][[/folder]]

[[folder: Real Life ]]


Added DiffLines:


[[/folder]]
15th Mar '16 6:09:36 PM thatother1dude
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Parodied in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' when Spongebob warns Squidward not to eat so many Krabby Patties at one time, which he sarcastically quips "Whats wrong? Am I gonna blow up?" "No! It'll go right to your thighs!...And THEN you'll blow up!" Cue to Squidwards head attached to an IV in the back of an ambulance where the paramedic begins "Yup, I remember when I had MY first Krabby Patty."

to:

* Parodied in an episode of In the ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' when episode "Just One Bite", Spongebob warns Squidward not to eat so many Krabby Patties at one time, which he sarcastically quips "Whats time.
-->'''Squidward:''' What's
wrong? [[SarcasmMode Am I gonna blow up?" "No! up?]]\\
'''Spongebob:''' No!
It'll go right to your thighs!...thighs!\\
'''Squidward:''' My thighs?\\
''(camera pans down to Squidward's bloated lower half)''\\
'''Spongebob:''' ...[[CueCardPause
And THEN you'll blow up!" Cue up!]]\\
''(Squidward explodes and we cut
to Squidwards Squidward's head attached to an IV in the back of an ambulance where the paramedic begins "Yup, with a paramedic)''\\
'''Paramedic:''' Yup,
I remember when I had MY first Krabby Patty."
Patty.
8th Nov '15 5:40:04 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* At the end of one of the ''RenAndStimpy'' show transmissions, Stimpy blows himself up as if he were a balloon, and pops over Ren, partially covering with his ruptured body.
* Parodied in an episode of ''SpongebobSquarepants'' when Spongebob warns Squidward not to eat so many Krabby Patties at one time, which he sarcastically quips "Whats wrong? Am I gonna blow up?" "No! It'll go right to your thighs!...And THEN you'll blow up!" Cue to Squidwards head attached to an IV in the back of an ambulance where the paramedic begins "Yup, I remember when I had MY first Krabby Patty."

to:

* At the end of one of the ''RenAndStimpy'' ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'' show transmissions, Stimpy blows himself up as if he were a balloon, and pops over Ren, partially covering with his ruptured body.
* Parodied in an episode of ''SpongebobSquarepants'' ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' when Spongebob warns Squidward not to eat so many Krabby Patties at one time, which he sarcastically quips "Whats wrong? Am I gonna blow up?" "No! It'll go right to your thighs!...And THEN you'll blow up!" Cue to Squidwards head attached to an IV in the back of an ambulance where the paramedic begins "Yup, I remember when I had MY first Krabby Patty."
12th Aug '15 9:35:17 AM Willbyr
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Kitana's Kiss Of Death fatality from the ''MortalKombat'' series has this effect on whoever it's used on.

to:

* ''Franchise/MortalKombat'':
**
Kitana's Kiss Of Death fatality from the ''MortalKombat'' series has this effect on whoever it's used on.



* It's one of the methods of getting rid of enemies in ''DigDug''.

to:

* It's one of the methods of getting rid of enemies in ''DigDug''.''VideoGame/DigDug'', by inflating them with a pump until they pop.




to:

* In ''VideoGame/AngryBirds2'', the Pig Inflater spell will massively inflate several pigs in one stage. It doesn't pop them right away, but it can cause them to squeeze out of towers and platforms to fall and/or cause collapses.
9th Aug '15 10:49:13 AM Luc
Is there an issue? Send a Message


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]].

to:

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]].
Gluttony]]. Also favored in comedy, for the logical reason that it mixes StuffBlowingUp with VulgarHumor.
17th Jul '15 3:41:14 PM Eon-the-Dragon
Is there an issue? Send a Message



to:

* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSpiritTracks'', the second boss Fraaz has this happen to it upon its defeat having lost control of its BalloonBelly superpower.
13th May '15 2:43:35 PM Nithael
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Occurs in the short story ''The Strange Tale Of The Pylorus'' by horror writer 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.

to:

* Occurs in the short story ''The Strange Tale Of The Pylorus'' by horror writer JunjiIto.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.
2nd Apr '15 12:21:47 PM erforce
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* One of the more inventive deaths in the ''Film/{{Leprechaun}}'' series has a woman's breasts, bottom and lips swell until she explodes.

to:

* One of the more inventive deaths in the ''Film/{{Leprechaun}}'' series ''Film/{{Leprechaun 3}}'' has a woman's breasts, bottom and lips swell until she explodes.
23rd Mar '15 2:07:35 AM Koveras
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* SaintsRowIV has a weapon called the Inflato Ray that can inflict this on any of the human or alien enemies. It doesn't affect machines though.

to:

* SaintsRowIV ''VideoGame/SaintsRowIV'' has a weapon called the Inflato Ray that can inflict this on any of the human or alien enemies. It doesn't affect machines though.
This list shows the last 10 events of 107. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.PopGoesTheHuman