In real life the gasses that make up flatulence (AKA farts) are invisible to the naked human eye. In fictional works, usually animated, farts are visible to the naked human eye. This is most often used for the Rule of Funny
, or to show the widespread effects of the fart. This trope sometimes overlaps with Fartillery
when the flatulence is weaponized. Compare farts on fire.
- In Naruto the three times Naruto farts on poor Kiba his farts are visible.
- In Dragon Ball Z when trying to recover a Dragon Ball from a dinosaur Master Roshi farts on it and defeats it. The cloud is clearly visible, and deadly.
- In the Dragon Ball Z movie Fusion Reborn, Veku (the improper fusion of Goku and Vegeta) farts on his opponent Janemba. These create comic book-like clouds that include Japanese onomatopoeia for farting.
- In Fairy Tail the Jiggly Butt Gang's potent fartillery attacks are visible.
- Apparently this is sometimes justified in real life by looking at the fart with an infrared camera. This can be seen here. This is due to the fact that they come out at more or less lower body temperature, so a thermal camera can pick them up.
- In the Flash animated version of Axe Cop done by Rug Burn, Baby Man's flying trail (who "flies when he gasses") is represented by a smoky green trail and a fart noise.
- There was a Family Guy episode that showed one of God's farts as the "big bang" that formed the universe, with a cloud of galaxies coming out of His butt.
- In the Christmas episode of The Ren & Stimpy Show, Stimpy's fart, a little green gas cloud called "Stinky", goes missing and Stimpy searches for him in the city.
- The American Dad! episode "Fartbreak Hotel" had Roger warning the family at the dinner table that okra gives him bad gas. After they insist he eat it anyway (to appease a frustrated Francine who'd cooked it), the whole house fills up with a yellowish gas the next scene, and they have to go to a hotel until it clears out.