Is This Tropable?
One of the first actions most people undertake upon awakening is to relieve themselves. If your bladder is full after a night's sleep, just think how much worse it would be after a sleep of hundreds or thousands of years. Writers will sometimes milk this for comic potential by having a character be awoken from, say, a magical sleep lasting a hundred years, or even being dead, be in desperate need of a bathroom.
- Related but squickier example in Dragon Ball Z Abridged. After been stuck on a space ship with a screaming toilet and Bulma in her underwear Krillin hides in a cave and uses the opportunity to let off steam. After he and Gohan fly after the villains Bulma enters the cave to set up camp. Cue the screaming.
- Ironwood begins with Dave being rescued after spending three days hanging upside down in a snare with a boulder tied around his neck. His first act on being rescued is to dart into the bushes to empty his bladder.
- Deadpool is cacooned in Duct Tape by other Marvel Heroes to keep him out of the picture, he quickly comments that he needs to pee. Upon being freed he goes to the bathroom for a whole page.
- In Good Omens, Crowley says that he slept through the entire nineteenth century and only woke up to use the bathroom.