Created By: triton on May 9, 2017 Last Edited By: Arivne on June 3, 2017
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Pain To The Ass

Character gets hit/poked/branded etc. in their rear.

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Even though it hurts pain can be funny.Butts can also be funny. So combining the two is hilarious!

This trope is pretty straight forward. A character receives some sort of trauma to their backside. As mentioned above this trope is often appears in slapstick or otherwise humorous context. This is because in addition to the fact that butts, particularly large ones, are often seen as inherently humorous and because butts are naturally padded if something or someone strikes it there's less likely to be any serious injury involved.

This tends to happen to plumper characters more often since their butts are naturally bigger targets.

A super trope to Rump Roast, Butt Biter, Literal Ass Kicking, Anal Probing, Thumbtack on the Chair, Shot in the Ass, Ass Shove and Comedic Spanking. Also, contrast Butt Sticker and Ass Kicks You, where it's the butt that hurts someone else.


Examples:

Film - Animated
  • In Disney's Hercules, the introduction to Pain and Panic has the two bumbling henchmen tripping down a flight of stairs and Pain landing bottom first onto Panic's horns.
  • Lampshaded in Disney's Moana. Maui is in the middle of a "The Reason You Suck" Speech to Moana, while denying her the ability to sail the boat they are both on. Moana just takes it, but the Ocean intervenes by sticking a blowdart (froman earlier encounter) into Maui's backside, paralysing him. Moana then takes control of the boat. (It makes way more sense in context.)
    Maui: Blowdart. In my buttcheek. You are a bad, bad person.
  • In Shrek, after a fight with Robin Hood and his Merry Men, Shrek ends up with an arrow in his butt. He doesn't even notice it until Fiona points it out and removes it.

Film - Live Action
  • In the prologue of City Slickers, the three main characters are in Spain for the Running of the Bulls. The segment concludes with Billy Crystal's character Mitch getting gored in the behind.

Literature

Live-Action TV
  • A mini arc in Everybody Loves Raymond featured Robert's injury in the line of duty when he was gored in the Upper Thigh Region by a bull that escaped from an illegal rodeo. Certainly made for a memorable arc because of the nature of how a police officer was downed and partially the embarrassment Robert faced when it was revealed that the by-standard footage went viral.

Web Original
  • This comedy mechanism has been discussed in the Big Cartoon Forum, here: [1]. Granted, it's all Western Animation stuff, but posteriors get poked nonetheless.

Video Games
  • In Deadpool, DP ends up finishing the clone of Mister Sinister with a sword into his anus.

Western Animation
  • Ren and Stimpy has featured a couple of examples in their time. One unique one is from the Christmas special when Stimpy tries to fart for Ren. He strains so hard that his butt cheeks actually wind up deflating like a couple of balloons.
  • Loonatics Unleashed has on three separate occasions delivered a low-level psionic zap to Danger Duck's tail, each time in response to some calumny uttered by Duck. It's a superpowered equivalent of a spank upon rude youngster. "Hey! Easy on the tail feathers!"
  • When The Villain captures the dune buggy of Josie and the Pussycats with a claw lowered from a helicopter, Alan, Josie and Alexandra fall out of the vehicle onto the ground. Alan and Josie are fine, but Alexandra, as the Token Evil Teammate and Butt-Monkey of the group, finds herself sitting on a cactus. The Team Pet Sebastian amuses himself by extracting the needles from Alexandra's tender tissues.

Community Feedback Replies: 33
  • May 9, 2017
    KTera
    I think this is covered by Literal Ass Kicking.
  • May 9, 2017
    Getta
    ^ It's not just kicks to the ass though.

    BTW this is really tropable. :)

    Compare Ass Shove.
  • May 10, 2017
    Arivne
    • Capitalized the title.
    • Corrected punctuation (commas, added periods at the ends of sentences).
    • Blue Linked some Wiki Words.
    • Examples section
  • May 10, 2017
    Arivne
    Compare also Rump Roast.
  • May 10, 2017
    hszmv1
    • A mini arc in Everyone Loves Raymond featured Robert's injury in the line of duty when he was gored in the Upper Thigh Region by a bull that escaped from an illegal rodeo. Certainly made for a memorable arc because of the nature of how a police officer was downed and partially the embarrassment Robert faced when it was revealed that the by-standard footage went viral.
  • May 10, 2017
    Snicka
    Is this a supertrope to Rump Roast, Literal Ass Kicking and Ass Shove?

    Also, contrast Butt Sticker and Ass Kicks You, where it's the butt that hurts someone else.
  • May 10, 2017
    Getta
    ^ Supertrope? Sounds like it.

    Contrast also Fartillery and Butt Cannon.
  • May 10, 2017
    KTera
  • May 10, 2017
    triton
    @Snicka yes it is
  • May 10, 2017
    TheWanderer
  • May 10, 2017
    oneuglybunny
    This comedy mechanism has been discussed in the Big Cartoon Forum, here: [1]. Granted, it's all Western Animation stuff, but posteriors get poked nonetheless.
  • May 11, 2017
    Snicka
    Not to be confused with a Butt Monkey, although they are likely to be a victim of this.
  • May 11, 2017
    Getta
    How would Anal Probing relate to this?
  • May 11, 2017
    TheWanderer
    Edited main entry to fix markup and such. For future reference, rather than copy and pasting, click the button above a post that looks like </>. That'll show the markup of the post in question and you can copy it with all markup intact, instead of it getting screwed up after pasting.
  • May 11, 2017
    Getta
    Gotta look out for "bitten in the ass" examples.
  • May 12, 2017
    triton
    @Getta, it probably could qualify, though this trope is more linked to trauma to the cheeks
  • May 12, 2017
    Twoeyesshort
    • Lampshaded in Disney's Moana. Maui is in the middle of a The Reason You Suck Speech to Moana, while denying her the ability to sail the boat they are both on. Moana just takes it, but the Ocean intervenes by sticking a blowdart (from an earlier encounter) into Maui's backside, paralysing him. Moana then takes control of the boat. (It makes way more sense in context.)
      Maui: Blowdart. In my buttcheek. You are a bad, bad person.
  • May 13, 2017
    Snicka
    ^^^ We already have Butt Biter.

    In fact, many subtropes of this have their own pages; it should be pointed out that only examples that don't fit any of the subtropes should be listed here.
  • May 13, 2017
    Getta
    ^ Alright.
  • May 15, 2017
    oneuglybunny
    Western Animation
    • Lexi Bunny of the Loonatics Unleashed has on three separate occasions delivered a low-level psionic zap to Danger Duck's tail, each time in response to some calumny uttered by Duck. It's a superpowered equivalent of a spank upon rude youngster. "Hey! Easy on the tail feathers!"
  • May 16, 2017
    triton
    Hats?
  • May 16, 2017
    Getta
  • May 16, 2017
    SquirrelGuy
    In the Looney Tunes short ''Napoleon Bunny-Part", Napoleon and his bumbling guard Mugsy exchange bayonets to the behind at least twice. The impact is off-camera, but some jump-in-the-air reactions are clearly shown.
  • May 17, 2017
    oneuglybunny
    Western Animation
    • When The Villain captures the dune buggy of Josie And The Pussycats with a claw lowered from a helicopter, Alan, Josie and Alexandra fall out of the vehicle onto the ground. Alan and Josie are fine, but Alexandra, as the Token Evil Teammate and Butt Monkey of the group, finds herself sitting on a cactus. The Team Pet Sebastian amuses himself by extracting the needles from Alexandra's tender tissues.
  • May 19, 2017
    Getta
    Please add the subtropes.
  • May 20, 2017
    triton
    @Getta done
  • May 21, 2017
    Getta
    One more subtrope is Shot In The Ass

  • May 21, 2017
    triton
    ^done
  • May 21, 2017
    Getta
    • In Deadpool, DP ends up finishing the clone of Mister Sinister with a sword into his anus.
  • May 23, 2017
    Snicka
    • In Shrek, after a fight with Robin Hood and his Merry Men, Shrek ends up with an arrow in his butt. He doesn't even notice it until Fiona points it out and removes it.
  • May 26, 2017
    LB7979
    The example from Moana is already covered by Shot In The Ass, so shouldn't it be removed?
  • June 1, 2017
    Berrenta
    Going to unlaunch since we got "needs hats" tacked on. We need to be more careful.

    Edit: Now that that's done, we can try again.
  • June 3, 2017
    Snicka
    Why are two Film - Animated headers?
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