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-->-- '''Tompkins' Virtual Pet''', ''WebAnimation/TeenGirlSquad [[http://www.homestarrunner.com/tgs13.html Issue 13]]''

ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. Sometimes considered an example of ColdBloodedTorture. Can be PlayedForLaughs.

A person is restrained and possibly put into a straitjacket, or strapped to a chair. A funnel/tube may be put in their mouth and something like raw eggs mixed with milk or some other yucky mess is forced down the victim's throat into their stomach. Sometimes, there is no physical force involved at all because in that particular case, threats are just as effective. May cause NauseaFuel, for both the person being force-fed and for people actually watching it happen. And, of course, NightmareFuel should not be ruled out ... nor should {{fetish}}. Its potential consequences are [[BalloonBelly both]] [[PopGoesTheHuman obvious]].

Note that an OrificeInvasion through the mouth is a different thing. And then there's the exact opposite, [[DeniedFoodAsPunishment starvation]]. Many times this can work in tandem (starvation for a week, then force fed several times a day for a week). May be used if prisoners attempt a [[ImNotHungry hunger strike]].

JustForFun/NotToBeConfusedWith feeding something with TheForce.


[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* ''Manga/NodameCantabile'': Chiaki gets frustrated with Nodame and tries to force-feed her mushroom and cheese risotto after she lies and tells him that she has no appetite, even though she is actually very hungry.
* The end of ''VisualNovel/{{Umineko|WhenTheyCry}} [=EP2=] (''Turn of the Golden Witch'') has a scene in which Beatrice captures Battler's aunt Rosa, restrains her, and has her force fed [[spoiler: the remains of her siblings]].
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'':
** Ulquiorra threatens to force-feed Orihime, strap her down on a table, and give her [=IV=]s when she [[ImNotHungry refuses to eat after he orders her to]].
** In the Bount arc, Kariya force-feeds some purified spirit energy to a reluctant Mabashi - [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything by shoving an engorged, bulbous object into his mouth and forcing him to swallow the fluid that comes out, complete with muffled choking, sputtering noises]].
* Episode 2 of ''Anime/CowboyBebop'': the Mark of the week, Hakim, repays being bumped by a passing drunk by crushing a cockroach, placing it in a glass, and forcing him to drink it.
* A particularly scary version of this occurs in the anime ''Manga/{{Narutaru}}'', which is pretty much a horror show all on its own. A girl named Hiroko is frequently harassed by a trio of cruel bullies (and [[PeerPressureMakesYouEvil a reluctant one]]) and on one occasion is ''forced to ingest a bunch of worms from inside a test-tube'' which she quickly vomits back up.
** In the manga Hiroko is only scared into swallowing one worm, but not actually force fed it. A straight example occurs later in the revenge when [[spoiler: Hiroko's Dragon, Oni, grabs Aki Honda (the bully leader) by the head; palm facing her mouth and starts producing worms that she has to swallow until her stomach bulges visibly. Then he rapes and kills her.]] *Shudders*
* Played for laughs in ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' where Ranma comes up with a [[MartialArtsAndCrafts martial arts technique]] that involves force feeding everyone else the food on his plate (ItMakesSenseInContext).
** Then there was the time that [[DirtyOldMan Happosai]] was injured to the point of having a full bodycast. Naturally, Ranma Saotome snatches up the golden opportunity to [[JustForPun dish out]] a little pay-back. So what does he do? He force-feeds him ''[[LethalChef Akane]] [[CordonBleughChef Tendo's]] cooking.'' [[ColdBloodedTorture Now that's just cruel...]]
* Also played for laughs in ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'', when the girls [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mahou_sensei_negima/v06/c053/6.html "interrogate"]] Ku Fei.
** And earlier when Asuna force-feeds Negi the LovePotion he made for her. Unfortunately, it was an area-effect potion centered on the drinker...
* In chapter 6 of ''Manga/SakuraGari'' Sakurako tries to literally force a tied-up Tagami to eat some of the food she made for him. He's reluctant to do so because the last time she fed him something, she had secretly snuck in some glass. This time the food has nothing, but Sakurako is still pretty scary.
* Ren from ''Manga/SkipBeat'' tends to [[ForgetsToEat forget to eat]] since he was often force-fed as a child by his [[MyBelovedSmother Beloved Smother]] to the point that he was unable to breathe.
* ''Manga/OnePiece'':
** Luffy flicks his booger into Zoro's drink as a prank, only for Zoro to spot it at the last second. He irately forces the drink down Luffy's throat.
** More than one Devil Fruit user has been coerced into eating said Fruit, sometimes on-screen. The list includes [[spoiler: Boa Hancock and her sisters (by the World Nobles that [[MadeASlave enslaved them]], [[ForTheEvulz for their amusement]])]] and [[spoiler: Trafalgar Law (forcefed by his BigBrotherMentor to use the Fruit as cure for his lethal illness.]]
* In ''Manga/ArakawaUnderTheBridge'' this is Nino's idea of hospitality.
* In one of the Manga/GalaxyExpress999 movies, Anime/CaptainHarlock forces a mechanised thug to down a pint of mink.
* In ''Manga/AngelSanctuary'' Rosiel force feeds Katan one of his undeath-granting feathers to keep him alive.
* When we see Mozgus's torture chamber in ''{{Manga/Berserk}}'', one of the victims is having salt walter poured down her throat with a funnel, a real life torture method.
** Also, when [[spoiler:the Count]] turns [[spoiler:Zondark]] into his killer zombie-slave thing, he does it by forcing his long, bloated, demonic tongue down his throat.
* Mentioned, but not used in ''Manga/OniisamaE'': Nanako learns about [[spoiler: Mariko's [[ImNotHungry hunger strike]]]] when speaking to the latter's mother, who tells her that [[spoiler: her daughter has been refusing to eat for days and she was actually planning to force-feed her]]... but it didn't happen since by that point [[spoiler: Mariko has been hospitalised due to her self-inflicted malnourishment.]]
* In ''Manga/PandoraHearts'', [[spoiler:Leo]] force-feeds a semiconscious [[spoiler:Elliot]] blood from [[spoiler:the chain Humpty Dumpty]] when the latter is mortally wounded by it while trying to protect the former. The blood erases his memories and the wounds from the incident but also [[spoiler:makes him one of the illegal contractors of Humpty Dumpty. Then, when Elliot gets his memories back in the headhunter arc, the wounds reappear as well, forcing him into his HeroicSacrifice. Leo]] is so [[ItsAllMyFault torn up]] about the consequences of his actions that he pulls a FaceHeelTurn and basically [[StoppedCaring stops caring]] about anything aside from fulfilling his duties [[spoiler:as the next host of Glen Baskerville]].
* The Green Witch arc of ''Manga/BlackButler'' features a disturbing scene where Sebastian force feeds Ciel some medicine to help neutralize the effects of poisonous gas as well as Ciel's flashback to his time as a slave where he and the other children were force-fed all their meals.
* Shiro is dressed up as a nurse in a chapter of ''Manga/{{Adekan}}'' and complains about he was almost forced to eat BodySushi off a drag queen.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* In ''ComicBook/TheFilth'' Spartacus Hughes forcefeeds a ships captain (a staunch vegetarian) meat. Which is raw. And Hughes tells us the animal was tortured before being killed. And the animal was his daughter.
* ''ComicBook/JohnnyTheHomicidalManiac'' once force fed food to some hapless guy all the while asking if the food is fresh. Turns out he really just wanted to know if his food was fresh since he hasn't paid his electricity bill in a while. The guy is then let go without any consequence.
* ''ComicBook/TheFabulousFurryFreakBrothers'' - Fat Freddy is sent out to buy some weed - when he gets home and Franklin finds he'd spent all their money on a big bag of parsley, he angrily force-feeds it to Freddy.
* Weird example in ''ComicBook/XMen'' #231: A demon in the form of Literature/BabaYaga takes over the X-Mansion and trusses up all the New Mutants (except Magik[=/=]Illyana Rasputin) for eating, force-feeding them to make them fat. Magik risks her soul to summon her brother Colossus (she thinks he's dead; he was hiding out in Australia. ItMakesSenseInContext), and they're able to defeat the witch, but she has to use a spell to restore her friends to their normal selves. Presumably it was magic food, because the story takes place seemingly over a few hours, but the victimized mutants are fat all over, not just {{Balloon Bell|y}}ied (perhaps; the art is not clear) and they seem to be in semi-permament food comas (makes 'em easier to butcher).
* An issue of ''ComicBook/{{Deadpool}}'' cast him and ComicBook/CaptainAmerica in a spoof of ''Literature/GoofusAndGallant''. One comparison showed that Cap makes sure to accommodate his vegetarian friends' dietary needs, while Deadpool ties vegetarians to chairs and [[CoolAndUnusualPunishment force-feeds them meatloaf.]]
* ''ComicBook/RedEars'': An average-looking wife whose hunky husband has been cheating on her with a more beautiful woman catches them having dinner at a restaurant by storming in with a loaded gun. Afraid that she'll shoot them both, she instead forces the other woman to eat an entire wedding cake at gunpoint to ruin her figure.
* The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror comics have a story called "The Legend of Batterface". Homer becomes a doughnut themed serial killer who murders childhood camp mates each year by force feeding them doughnuts until they suffocate. The reason he does this is because he was driven insane after his friends pulled a deserved prank on him for eating all of the doughnuts in summer camp.

* In the ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'' fanfic titled "Narcissism" by WTF Wonder, Dark Danny threatens to do this to Danny.
* In the ''Manga/DeathNote'' fanfic titled "Stolen" by [=SekushiAi=] a psychopath presses a scalpel to Light's tongue, cutting it open. And then he pours some liquid which contains ''vinegar'' into Light's mouth right afterwards. Light tries to cough it up, but the psychopath holds his mouth shut and pushes his head back, [[NauseaFuel forcing Light to ingest the liquid laced with vinegar and the resulting blood that was pooling in his mouth from when his tongue was cut]].
* In the ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' fanfic titled "[[http://dotchan.com/?p=2096 Afterwards]]", someone tried to blackmail the Medic, he escaped. "But zat was after I pulled out all his teezh, fed him his own testicles, drilled a hole into his skull and zen poured in ze acidů"
* The ''Franchise/StarWars'' fic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11040419/1/Gladiatorial-Jedi Gladiatorial Jedi]]'' has it happen to Luke Skywalker, though he only can't fight back due to the drugs keeping him from using the Force. He was forced into a GladiatorGames plot and between being angry about being captured and afraid for his wife and son, he hadn't eaten anything. So, his ex-girlfriend, who's running the thing, has the guards restrain him, shove a tube down his throat, and pour in hot soup. He ends up with a scorched esophagus most of the way down, until a much friendlier woman brings him a nexu milk substance that soothes the burn.

[[folder:Films -- Animated]]
* ''Disney/TheJungleBook'': A humorous example occurs when King Louie holds Mowgli's mouth open to feed him a banana.
* In ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'', Iago's revenge against the Sultan for feeding him stale crackers is to force feed him the same crackers. (No, not [[{{Squick}} literally the same crackers]].)

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* This trope is used in the 1962 Mexican movie ''Caperucita y Pulgarcito contra los monstruos''. Former villains Wolf and Ogre are tormented using the water torture described in the RealLife section (played for laughs).
* ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom'' has Indy force-fed human blood in a ritual.
* Plays a part in the movie ''Film/IronJawedAngels'', as the women are all suffragists whose lobbying tactics get them thrown in prison, and once they go on a hunger strike for their cause, they are [[NauseaFuel viciously force-fed raw eggs.]]
* ''Film/{{Matilda}}'': Involves a overweight kid named Bruce Bogtrotter who is forced to eat chocolate cake, as punishment for supposedly stealing Miss Trunchbull's cake, while Miss Trunchbull watches. In other words, he is not allowed to stop eating until he has finished the ''whole'' cake. The cake measured between 18-24" in diameter with three layers of cake, so standing between 6-8" high[[note]]Total volume of said cake would be between 1526 - 3619 cubic inches (in metric that would be 25 - 60 ''Liters'')[[/note]]. To add insult to injury, Miss Trunchbull announces that the cook who baked the cake, "baked her sweat and blood into the cake'', and the children don't realise it's a figure of speech. He manages to eat the whole thing, but not before looking incredibly sick. After he finally finishes it, Miss Trunchbull hits him over the head with the dish it was on.
** In the original book, however, he goes at that cake with gusto. By the end of it, he's so high on his own victory (not to mention copious amounts of chocolate) that he doesn't even notice it when Miss Trunchbull smashes the dish over his head.
* The sequence in ''Film/YoungSherlockHolmes'' where a teenage John Watson hallucinates that his legs are bound with sausages and that pastries are trying to force him to eat them. On Website/YouTube [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-SZrHgS1Dss here.]]
* Done with a liquid in the final scene of ''Film/GetCarter''.
* Also occurs in ''Film/RequiemForADream''. An elderly woman named Sara becomes addicted to weight loss drugs and is sent to a medical facility where she is interrogated by doctors, strapped into a chair, and force-fed. Sara doesn't respond to the harsh treatment and is given electric shock therapy.
* The first murder in ''Film/{{Se7en}}'' is done by strapping an obese man into a chair and force feeding him until his stomach bursts. It's just as gruesome and [[NightmareFuel nightmare inducing]] as it sounds, if not more so.
* The main character of ''Film/Ravenous1999'' is forced to eat human flesh twice (arguably, three times) when his life is endangered. As the film is based on the {{Wendigo}} legends, these acts have larger ramifications than simply breaking the normal taboo regarding eating human flesh.
* The FinalGirl of ''Film/{{Frontiers}}'' is force-fed her friends by her Neo-Nazi captors.
* The heroine in ''Film/{{Captivity}}'' is strapped to a chair and forced to drink through a funnel a mixture of blended human body parts; eye, nose, ear, and intestines.
* In ''Film/ANightmareOnElmStreet5TheDreamChild'', Freddy Krueger has a girl strapped to a chair and forces her to eat [[NauseaFuel her own intestines]] in a nightmare sequence.
* ''Franchise/TheTexasChainsawMassacre'' series is known for the trope, being that the infamous family of the films makes and sells barbecue from human flesh, often forced upon captives.
* ''Film/TrailerParkOfTerror'' (human jerky)
* ''Film/HouseOf1000Corpses'' (human flesh)
* ''Film/IDrinkYourBlood'' (blood)
* ''Film/TheBoogeyman 2'' (fat)
* ''Island of Death'' (paint)
* ''Film/ReturnToSleepawayCamp'' (gasoline)
* ''Film/TheatreOfBlood'': an actor is killing critics in ways based on Shakespearean plays. ''Titus Andronicus'', where the evil queen is tricked into eating her two sons, here becomes a [[CampGay "queenly"]] (and gluttonous) critic being force-fed his two surrogate-children pet poodles until he chokes.
* ''Caligula''. [[spoiler:A man gets his penis tied off so that he can't urinate, and then is forced to drink massive amounts of red wine. Once his stomach bulges, ''they cut him open...'']]
* In ''Film/TheWitches'' a boy is held down by a bunch of witches and has a potion forced down this throat that turns him into a mouse.
* In ''Film/{{Changeling}}'' Angelina Jolie's character is force-fed pills by a mental hospital staff after refusing to take them.
* In ''Film/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas'', The Grinch is force fed desserts by the townsfolk for a taste contest. He seems more receptive to the fudge than the pudding.
* In the British horror film ''Film/{{Alone}}'' a serial killer breaks into a young woman's house, binds her to a chair, and jams microwaved dinner and custard down her throat. The police then find the woman dead after the ordeal.
* In the Japanese film ''Terrifying Girls' High School: Lynch Law Classroom'' high school girls drag another girl into the bathroom and force her to drink water from a faucet. This is so she gets humiliated when she has to pee her pants in the classroom.
* The is the main villain's favored method of torture in ''Film/TheCookTheThiefHisWifeAndHerLover''. He a bookshop employee is tortured to death by being forced to eat book pages. A child is forced to eat his buttons. Later, the villain is forced at gunpoint to eat human flesh.
* In the film ''Film/DoubleDragon'' a bad guy gets force fed spinach through a funnel as torture.
* In the film ''Film/UrbanLegend'' a guy is killed by having his hands tied to a toilet and pop rocks and drain cleaner are forced down his throat through a funnel.
* In the Film ''Cord'' aka ''Hide and Seek'' a pregnant woman has a milkshake pumped down her throat via a tube while she's tied to a bed.
* In the film ''Rang De Basanti'', a flashback shows the characters' film-within-a-film counterparts being force-fed in prison after they go on hunger strike.
* In ''Film/{{Popeye}}'', during the climactic battle Pappy throws Popeye a can of spinach and Bluto catches it instead. Upon finding out Popeye hates spinach, Bluto force feeds him the whole can. [[NiceJobFixingItVillain You can guess what happens next.]]
* In ''Snoop Dogg's Hood of Horror'' a woman is tied to a bed and is forced to consume caviar being forced down her throat through a mask placed over her face until her stomach bursts.
* In ''Film/AnAmericanWerewolfInLondon'', Nurse Alex Price forces David (the werewolf) to eat some of his hospital food after he says he doesn't want to eat; holding his nose to get him to open his mouth so she can make him take a bite.
* In ''Film/BeverlyHillsNinja'' Chris Farley and Nicollette Sheridan dump a concoction of herbs, called "The Laughing Mushroom", down the throat of an agent (Will Sasso) to make him reveal information. He is unconscious as the herbs are being poured in his mouth.
* In the horror film ''Film/IceCreamMan'' Creator/ClintHoward (the eponymous ice cream man) shoves ice cream down a boy's throat inside his ice cream truck.
* Used as water torture in the opening scene of the movie ''Film/{{Salt}}''. Agent Salt gets a water hose shoved in her mouth as torture.
* In the 2010 remake of ''Film/ISpitOnYourGrave'' Jennifer, in full RapeAndRevenge mode, has one of her attackers tied to a tree and then proceeds to shove fish guts in his mouth.
* In ''Film/HocusPocus'', the witches force various people to drink their potions.
* The last surviving character in ''Film/{{Cornered}}'' is killed by being forcefed donuts, his favorite food.
* This is the entire premise of ''Film/TheHumanCentipede'', in what is possibly the [[{{Squick}} most disturbing way possible]].
* Greider in ''Film/DasFinstereTal'' has schnapps poured down his throat as impromptu waterboarding.
* The premise of the 2005 Australian horror film ''Film/{{Feed}}''. A cop investigates a fetish website wherein obese women are held captive, force-fed, and raped while the site participants bet on how long they'll live.
* In ''Film/LAileOuLaCuisse'', ''Creator/LouisDeFunes''[='s=] character (a food critic) is forced at gunpoint to eat all of the awful factory-made dishes a restaurant has to offer. This lands him in the hospital and causes him to lose all sense of taste, mere days before a contest.
* In ''Film/{{Suffragette}}'', this is done to the Suffragettes when they go on a hunger strike to enforce treatment as political prisoners. And not out of concern over their wellbeing; it is mentioned that if the suffrage movement had a martyr that would be bad for the government.
* In ''Film/SuicideSquad'' Harley Quinn is shown being force-fed through a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nasogastric_intubation nasogastric tube]] while the guards tell her their job is to keep her alive until she dies.

* The ''Literature/{{Gone}}'' series features "Mother" Mary, who, among her many other psychological problems, is anorexic. However, she serves a vital function, so people notice when she starts losing weight, even though she's one of the few kids being fed regularly. Cue a surprisingly unsettling scene involving her strapped to a chair, being force-fed fish by her little brother.
* A Literature/{{Goosebumps}} book, "The Pumpkin Heads", took place during Hallowe'en. Two of the characters appear to be kids who are friends of the protagonists, wearing pumpkin masks over their whole head. They take the protagonists and the bullies who are forcing them to trick or treat with them, to a hidden suburb behind a forest where ''everybody'' has a pumpkin head. The Pumpkin Head kids force the other kids to take as much candy as they can carry in pillow cases, then eat ''everything'' in the bag. Then, they try to force the kids to go for more. [[spoiler: The bullies run off and leave the protagonists but the pumpkin heads turn out to be superpowered aliens who are the protagonists friends.]] But then, [[spoiler: after they laugh at the bullies running scared, they admit that they actually eat fat adults, but the protagonist is not old enough or ''fat enough'' yet.]]
* In Roald Dahl's ''Literature/{{Matilda}}'' it involves an overweight kid who is forced to eat chocolate cake, as punishment for supposedly stealing Miss Trunchbull's cake, while the whole school watches. In other words, he is not allowed to stop eating until he has finished the whole cake, and it's HUGE too (18 inches in diameter). Even if he gets sick, he has to keep eating.
** It turns out to be a less-than-effective punishment, however, as the kid eventually manages to ''finish'' the cake without getting sick, and gets a standing ovation from the entire student body. Trunchbull, exasperated, smashes the cake platter over the kid's head, which ''still'' doesn't faze the kid. It's the first time in the story that we see Miss Trunchbull "lose" an encounter.
* In Creator/StephenKing's ''{{Literature/Misery}}'' sometime during the later half of the book Annie [[{{Fingore}} cuts off one of Paul's thumbs]]. And then puts it on a birthday cake and serves it to him, making a not-so subtle threat to force him to eat it. "Special candle," indeed...
** Near the end of the book Paul lights his manuscript on fire. As a stunned Annie attempts to rescue the manuscript, Paul seizes the opportunity to throw the typewriter at her, knocking her down. He then stuffs several handfuls of the burning paper down her throat telling her to "eat it till you choke, you sick fuck!" This part was also used in the 1990 movie adaption.
* One of Baron Ryoval's torture methods in ''Literature/MirrorDance'', but the victim, Mark Vorkosigan, is TooKinkyToTorture because of his SplitPersonality.
-->'''Technician''': I hate to be the one to tell you this, Baron, but your torture victim appears to be having a wonderful time.
* In ''[[Literature/KnightAndRogueSeries The Last Knight]]'', a quasi-MadScientist character force-feeds the main character potions to give him magical powers. She also tests the potions on her mentally ill servants, but tries to justify it because, to her mind, they just don't understand that she's trying to help them. [[spoiler: At the end, the main character uses the same funnel to force her to drink a potion that will make her compliant long enough for the heroes to escape.]]
* Inverted? Subverted? in the book ''I Am Morgan Lefay''. When she goes mad with grief, (literally mad) and starves herself, Morgan's friends/servants with good intentions force feed her to keep her alive.
* In one of the earlier ''[[Literature/TheWheelOfTime Wheel of Time]]'' books, Jaichim Carridin is a servant of the bad guys. He keeps screwing up because he likes to drink too much. After he's screwed up once too often, his superiors have him gruesomely murdered as an object lesson. They strap him down, force a funnel into his mouth, and pour an entire keg of brandy in. He drowns.
* ''Literature/AmericanGirlsCollection'': In the first Addy book, the slave driver makes her eat slugs off the tobacco plants.
* In ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince'', there is a portion where [[spoiler:Harry has to force Dumbledore to drink goblet after goblet of unpleasant poison. To be fair, Dumbledore told him he would probably have to do so, and asked him to, and Harry doesn't end up forcing it down as much as pushily coaxing him to drink, but that doesn't make it any less creepy.]]
* Morbidly done in the ''StarWars: Literature/GalaxyOfFear'' series, where the book's villain force-feeds a minor character poisonous berries, killing him so that he can be used in the man's experiments for a ZombieApocalypse.
* Another ''Star Wars'' novel, ''The Mandalorian Armor'' shows that if Boba Fett is paid to bring you in alive, starving yourself to death will just make him force feed you.
* Learning that this was being done to the suffragettes (see RealLife examples below) is what prompted Maya to publicly join their cause in ''Literature/TheSerpentsShadow''.
* In ''[[Literature/TheBlackCompany The Black Company]]'', the Lady tortures [[spoiler:Limper]] by forcefeeding him snakes, which then eat their way out of his stomach and back.

[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
* Shows up in [[http://garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1985&addr=850303 this]] ComicStrip/{{Garfield}} strip, using scrambled eggs.
** In another strip Garfield forces Jon to eat a smart phone.
** [[http://www.gocomics.com/garfield/1987/11/19 Garfield does this to Jon in this strip when Jon reads from a cat food label that it's "fit for a King".]] Garfield describes Jon as "the "King's" food taster".

[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* Dave Lister of ''Series/RedDwarf'' is forced to eat a [[spoiler:living tarantula]] in ''Demons and Angels''.
** It's also claimed that Rimmer once angrily attempted to force-feed Lister a fridge. As in, an actual fridge, not the contents thereof.
* In the ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' episode "Crackers Don't Matter," D'Argo forcefeeds Rygel an entire boxful of crackers in a fit of rage after catching him sneaking a few crackers out for a snack. Although Rygel is often an AssholeVictim, this is portrayed as a particularly nasty act that D'Argo is ashamed of once everyone comes to their senses.
* PlayedForLaughs in ''Series/TwoPintsOfLagerAndAPacketOfCrisps''. After former TheDitz Munch returns from his travels a religious, reasonably intelligent person (by comparison), Gaz force-feeds him Vimto to return him to his former self.
* Gaius Baltar is subjected to this as part of his pre-torture by the Colonials on ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}'' when he was refusing to eat, though we don't actually see it. This short time after he had suffered ElectricTorture from the Cylons. As was often the case, he sort of deserved the rough treatment, but was actually innocent of much of what the torturers were asking about.
* In a season two episode of ''Series/ILoveLucy'' called "Ricky Loses His Voice" Lucy forces her husband Ricky to drink his cough medicine after refusing it.
* In a season five episode of ''Series/NipTuck'' called "Kyle Ainge" a rival talent agent is knocked out, taped to a chair, and killed by having teddy bear stuffing pellets forced down his throat through a machine.
* One early episode of ''Series/{{Oz}}'' had Schillinger order Beecher, his sex slave, to eat the pages out of his law book. When Beecher refuses, Schillinger promptly grabs him in a chokehold, tells him "Don't ''fuck'' with me, prag. Eat the damn page!", proceeds to tear out the pages, and forcefully feeds them to him.
* In an episode of ''Series/{{Fringe}}'', Peter gets force-fed a worm while strapped to a table by two Asian criminals. And this wasn't just any worm; it was a genetically engineered worm that killed its hosts.
* {{Inverted}} in an episode of ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' when the forced feeding wasn't the torture, but the cure to torture: Dean is writhing in agony on the floor [[BloodFromTheMouth coughing up blood]] due to a hex when [[spoiler:Ruby]] busts down the door and bodily hurls him onto the bed before forcing a black liquid down his throat, breaking the hex and saving his life.
** Played straight in a later episode when Dean tortures Alastair by pouring a whole container of salt in his mouth.
* ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' ran a daylong [[MarathonRunning Thanksgiving marathon]] in 1992, in which the episodes were tied together with a series of sketches where Dr. Forrester forced TV's Frank to consume a series of movie-themed turkeys.
* In the episode "King of the Hil" of Nickelodeon series ''Series/SpaceCases'' Harlan Band is forced to drink from the Cup of All Words by the Hil people.
* In ''Series/{{Life On Mars|2006}}'', [[spoiler: Billy Kemble]] is force-fed his own stash of cocaine in a bid to get him to reveal information by [[spoiler: Ray. Kemble dies and Carling is demoted to DC]].
* The comedy show ''TheVacantLot'' had a sketch where a prisoner is force-fed candy (still in the wrapper) and eventually lots of small plastic toys. He is then used as a pinata for the warden's daughter's birthday party.
* ''Series/{{The Office|US}}'': In "Ultimatum", Michael forces Kevin to eat a large piece of broccoli after he makes a New Year's resolution to eat more vegetables.
* Inverted on ''Series/{{Angel}}'', where Fred had to be forced to drink alcohol to force out the slug that was dehydrating her in "The Price".
* Subverted on ''Series/{{Bones}}'', where it appears a professional eating contestant is being force-fed by her coach, but he insists it's just training her after PregnantBadass Bones takes him down.
* ''Series/UpstairsDownstairs'' portrayed the Suffragettes in prison. Rose is arrested wrongly when she follows the upper-class Lizzie to a meeting. While Lizzie is spared prison due to her background, Rose is sent to Holloway. During a hunger strike the women are force-fed. The violence happens off-screen, but it is one of the episodes that goes deepest into the darker parts of British politics.
* ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
** "The North Remembers". Joffrey finds that Ser Dontos, one of the knights competing in his name day tournament, has arrived for the rounds drunk. So he orders his guards to make him "drink his fill." It's only by Sansa's intervention that he doesn't die.
** "The Queen's Justice". Cersei threatens this on the captured [[spoiler:Ellaria Sand]] to make her suffering last as long as possible.
* In a deleted scene from an episode of ''Series/OnceUponATime'', Rumpelstiltskin, [[spoiler: kept caged during a year of torture by Zelena]], is commanded to force feed himself despite attempting to refuse food.
* ''Series/{{Hannibal}}'': There's a flashback where Hannibal force feeds Will the ear of Abigail who he essentially considers to be his adoptive daughter.
* ''Series/OrangeIsTheNewBlack'': Sister Ingalls is force fed using an intravenous tube when she becomes ill from her hunger strike, despite her protestations.
** Maritza is [[spoiler: forced to swallow a baby mouse by a sadistic guard who has her at gun point.]]

* In the video for ''Music/BadRomance'', two extras force Music/LadyGaga to drink a glass of what's apparently vodka. It makes as much sense as [[MindScrew anything in that video does.]]
* Music/WeirdAlYankovic's "Albuquerque" begins with his mother tying him to a wall, sticking a funnel in his mouth, and force-feeding him nothing but sauerkraut until he was twenty six and a half years old.
* In Music/{{Gorillaz}}'s "Saturnz Barz" video, 2D is seen convulsing on the floor, [[NightmareFuel apparently choking on the living food that's forcing itself into his mouth]].

[[folder: Professional Wrestling]]
* In Wrestling/RingOfHonor, during the Wrestling/CMPunk vs. Wrestling/{{Raven}} feud, Punk was forced to drink beer against his straight-edge beliefs. Of course, Punk first tried to force Raven, who has a known drug and alcohol problem, to drink after tying him to the ropes. Raven's {{arch enemy}} Wrestling/TommyDreamer [[CryForTheDevil took exception]] and decided to turn the tables.
* Wrestling/MollyHolly and Wrestling/GailKim feeding Wrestling/{{Lita}} the pages of her own book on [[Wrestling/WWERaw Monday Night Raw]].
* [[Wrestling/{{Nova}} Simon Dean]] running his mouth has lead to him being force fed by Rosey and Wrestling/BobbyLashley on separate occasions. In the later case he had vowed to eat hamburgers if he lost to Lashley, Bobby was just helping him along.
* In an episode of Wrestling/WWESmackdown leading up to the Royal Rumble, Wrestling/MickieJames ([[NicknamingTheEnemy nicknamed Piggy James]] by Wrestling/LayCool) is held down by Wrestling/BethPhoenix and Wrestling/{{Layla}} El in the ring while Wrestling/MichelleMcCool stuffs her face with a cake shaped like a pig. After that they then dump fruit punch on her head.
* The Night Wrestling/TheYoungBucks lost the Wrestling/ProWrestlingGuerilla Tag Team Titles, they tried to force feed Wrestling/JoeyRyan thumbtacks after dropping him in gummy bears. ''Presumably'' they meant to do things the other way around but these are [[TheDitz The Young Bucks]].
* Before their match at the 2013 5*Star Grand Prix, YOSHIKO pinned Kyoko Kimura against a wall and forced fed her a banana, Kimura [[SpitefulSpit futilely trying to spit it out]].
* At ''IWC Reloaded'' in January of 2015, Dylan Bostic and Keith Haught fought to force feed each other hotdogs that Bostic had brought.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* In ''VideoGame/{{Phantasmagoria}}'', one of the previous victims was pinned to a table with a large funnel forced into her mouth, and was force-fed large chunks of rotting meat until she choked to death - her crime? "Being a pig".
* Essentially the main strategy for the final boss of ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros2''.
** ''VideoGame/SuperMarioSunshine'' features three separate boss battles where the solution is to force-feed the boss.
* A certain invincible yet immobile boss in ''VideoGame/QuakeIV'' can only be killed by turning its feeding apparatus back on, despite the readout saying that it had been fed just moments ago.
* ''VideoGame/AmericanMcGeesAlice'', in which an insane and catatonic Alice is force fed by two employees at the asylum she's kept in. She gets revenge by stabbing one in the cheek with a spoon.
* The Great Mighty Poo from ''VideoGame/ConkersBadFurDay'' is fought by force-feeding him [[spoiler:bog roll]].
* In ''VideoGame/CaveStory'', using the mushroom to restore Curly's memory apparently involves jamming it into her mouth.
** There's also the instance where Balrog force-feeds Toroko red flowers to turn her into a Frenzied Mimiga.
* ''VideoGame/BatenKaitos''
** Some enemies have an attack called Ice Cold Swig that literally entails forcing a gulp of strong liquor down a player character's throat to put them to sleep (passed out). The attack was [[{{Nerf}} Nerfed]] considerably in the American version to miss characters under the age of 21 (most of them).
** You can do this to your enemies by using [[FightLikeACardPlayer Magnus]] such as raw meat or rotten fruit on your enemies, which inflicts damage and status ailments to them.
* In ''VideoGame/MortalKombatX'', both of Bo' Rai Cho's [[FinishingMove Fatalities]] involve forcing his opponent to chug down his GargleBlaster. One ends with Bo' Rai Cho flicking a match into the victim's mouth afterwards, igniting the liquor and making them explode. The other leaves the victim [[VomitIndiscretionShot puking their guts out]]...''[[LiteralMetaphor literally]]''.
* ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'': ''Warlords of Draenor'' features a questline in Gorgrond in which dwarves have been kidnapped by the Botani and constantly forcefed fruit to fatten them up. The end result being them getting murdered and their fattened corpses used as mulch.
* ''VideoGame/LetItDie'': The FinishingMove of the bloody pitching machine is to force feed the victims with baseballs until they burst.
* ''VideoGame/Borderlands2'': In the "Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep", the Vault Hunters force Tina to eat a salad after finding out that she's been eating nothing but crumpets for years (Mordecai: "You should ''literally'' be dead."). To her disgust, she actually enjoys it.
* A nauseatingly violent and [[NightmareFuel nightmarish]] version occurs early on in ''VideoGame/TheEvilWithin2'', when Sebastian comes across a possessed mother stuffing her still-human teenage son's mouth full of disgusting, rotted offal. She then begins beating him when he gags; the unfortunate young victim does not survive this.
-->''[[MadnessMantra "Skin and bones, gotta eat..."]]''

[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* In ''[[VisualNovel/ShallWeDateNinjaShadow Shall We Date?: Ninja Shadow]]'', at the end of [[spoiler: Kagura]]'s route, the PlayerCharacter almost gets force-fed [[spoiler: a very dangerous medicine that she had tried obtain and give to Kagura]] by [[spoiler: Toru and Willem.]]

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''Webcomic/WapsiSquare'' [[http://wapsisquare.com/comic/payattention/ demonstrates]] the incredibly complicated technique of force feeding through [[TeleportersAndTransporters teleportation.]]
* In chapter 122 of ''Webcomic/BlackHaze'', [[spoiler:Kielnode]] is threatened to eat a bowl full of muck by [[spoiler:his half-siblings, who hate him because his mother is their father's [[TheMistress mistress]]]]. This is mild considering [[BullyBrutality some of the other things they put him through]].
* During a small arc in ''Webcomic/{{Concession}}'' some of the characters are secretly feeding Rick fattening foods. While Kate and Angie are more subtle, Joel ambushes him in the night and slams a jug of lard into his mouth.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* The page quote is from ''WebAnimation/TeenGirlSquad [[http://www.homestarrunner.com/tgs13.html Issue 13]]'', where [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot Mrs. Tompkinsrobotmomerson]] admonishes Tompkins that he can't even take care of his virtual pet. Cut to Tompkins' game system, where a cartoonishly bloated blob (next to an indicator saying "Food: 600%") is begging Tompkins to stop feeding him. [[JerkAss Tompkins just laughs]] and keeps pushing buttons.
* This sort of stuff is ''way'' too easy to run across at art sites. Be thankful for the thumbnail previews.
* In WebVideo/ChadVader, Chad is harrassed by [[HarmlessVillain The Marshmallow Bandito]], only for Chad to beat him up and stuff his own marshmallows into his mouth.
* The psychotic family in WebVideo/DemoReel force-feed Donnie muscle relaxants to keep him trapped in their house.
* Downplayed in the [[WebAnimation/YouTubePoop YouTube Poop]], "Dinner Blaster". King Harkinian uses a gun to shoot out [[EdibleAmmunition hamburgers]]. When [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Link]] swallows one, he panics. [[ArtisticLicenceBiology Somehow, the hamburger makes him obese, and he is able to work the weight off with a treadmill and lifting weights]].

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TotallySpies'': The three main characters are bound in chairs in the episode "Passion Patties" and force-fed addictive cookies. Sam and Alex manage to avoid swallowing the cookies when the villain isn't looking but Clover, who's already hooked on the cookies, is a little too into it.
-->'''Clover:''' Yummy!\\
'''Dr. Bittersweet:''' It's not "yummy", it's Death by Cookie!
** At the end of the episode they get back at the BigBad by forcing her to ingest a test tube filled with the ingredient that made her cookies so addictive in the first place.
* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'': In the episode "Mother Mae-Eye'' Mother Mae-Eye binds Starfire in a baby chair and tries to force-feed her pies using a conveyor belt.
* ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'': Elmyra forcefully shoves handful after handful of popcorn into her cat's (Furball) mouth in the beginning of a Halloween special.
* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'': In one episode Lois overeats and Peter eventually finds that he likes sex with her more now that she's fat. So he literally keeps stuffing food in her mouth in one scene upon realizing finding that she's hotter fat.
** In another instance, Lois and Peter are sitting in bed feeding each other strawberries. Peter delicately brushes a strawberry across Lois' lips before feeding it to her; she does the same thing to Peter with another strawberry; then Peter produces a giant slice of watermelon and jams it into her mouth until she's gagging and spitting out seeds.
* ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'': Grandma Stuffum, a villainess with satanic food, in her debut episode literally cooked up an army of alive "homemade meals" that forcefully jammed themselves down the throats of the helpless Kids Next Door and rendered them immobile and stuffed to the point of pain. What's worse was it seemed that was just the appetizer had it not been for the army of hamsters that saved the day.
** There was one episode about force feeding spinach and other about broccoli.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aH7bEytedtE And don't forget the gravy!]] The ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' short "Chow Hound", directed by Creator/ChuckJones, dates from 1951, originally illustrated this page and may have come fairly early in this trope's life - funnel and everything.
** A little context: a mean, gluttonous, lazy dog has been using a cat and mouse in a scheme to get food (he usually bullies the cat into giving him the food from his various "owners", and slapping the cat, grumbling "You forgot the gravy!"). He eventually parlays the scheme into earning him enough money to buy a stocked butcher's shop-- whose contents he devours in an off-screen frenzy. While he's lying there bloated and ill, the cat and mouse he used to bully show up, claiming that [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aH7bEytedtE "This time, we didn't forget the gravy..."]] Cue the terrified (and helpless) dog begging for mercy, while the cat and mouse calmly stuff a funnel on the dog's mouth and start pouring the contents of a nice big container of gravy...
** A much earlier Looney Tunes short, "Pigs Is Pigs", involves a greedy piglet - an early version of the character who later became the iconic Porky Pig - having a [[DreamSequence dream]] about a scientist who straps him to a machine that feeds him until has a BalloonBelly and then [[TheLastStraw he eats one more piece of food, explodes]], wakes up, and [[IgnoredEpiphany doesn't really think about the dream and just goes on being gluttonous]].
** Yet another early Looney Tunes short, "Wholly Smoke", has a dream sequence of Porky being forced to consume chewing tobacco.
** "A Tale of Two Mice", featuring the Creator/AbbottAndCostello expies Babbitt and Catstello, ends with Babbitt scoffing at the cheese Catstello has brought back for them: "You know I don't like Swiss cheese!" Castello slaps him about the head before shoving hunks of cheese into his mouth, saying, "Well, Babbitt, you're goin' ta' ''loin'' ta' like it, right now!"
* Spoofed (possibly as a shout out to "Pigs Is Pigs" above) in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''' fourth HalloweenEpisode when Homer goes to Hell, having sold his soul for a donut. He is given an ironic punishment: eat all the donuts in the world. However, the punishment [[{{Unishment}} doesn't bother Homer]] as he just keeps growing fatter and fatter and fatter with no sign of displeasure. The torturer is left confused, as "James Coco went mad in 15 minutes".
* The Walter Lantz short "Apple Andy" where Andy Panda's evil side tricks him into eating green apples (as in, unripe apples painted red) until Andy gets sick and collapses. Cue the dream sequence where he's force-fed apples, apple sauce, apple cider, etc, while his evil side laughs at his misfortune. Eventually, Andy's good side comes to his rescue and snaps him off from his nightmare.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'' episode "Baby Puss" a girl punishes Tom by forcing him to take a spoonful of castor oil. While Jerry's laughing at Tom's misfortune quite a bit of the oil drips out of the bottle and covers Jerry, including falling into his open mouth.
* In "Butterscotch & Soda" WesternAnimation/LittleAudrey is strapped to a chair and has a huge bag of candy dumped down her throat in a nightmare sequence.
* In ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'' this is the way Eddy "trains" Jimmy when trying to make a Sumo wrestler out of him.
* ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'': One episode had Sandy Cheeks forcing huge amounts of water into Spongebob as revenge for getting popular on jokes made at her expense. Being a sponge, however, it's relatively harmless.
** Another example had lima beans.
* There was also this weird cartoon called Shnookums and Meat about a pet cat and dog that were trying to get fit and ended overdoing it. Their owners then had to start forcefeeding them to return them to normal. The short ends with a typical BalloonBelly.
* Played straight in ''WesternAnimation/TheMarvelousMisadventuresOfFlapjack'', to awful effect ("Fancy Pants").
* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers'' had all the Planeteers save one bound to chairs, about to be force-fed polluted food.
* The ''WesternAnimation/MegasXLR''[='s=] oil gauge reads from "Empty", "Need a little", "Almost There", "Enough", "No really, I'm fine", and '''"PLEASE STOP!"'''
* A ''WesternAnimation/{{Gumby}}'' episode ("Grub Grabber Gumby") had Gumby constantly mooching snacks from his friends, then he has a nightmare about being force-fed ice-cream, soda, and hamburgers by a humanoid Pokey.
* There have been occasions in which Bluto has crammed a cup or even a full can of spinach down WesternAnimation/{{Popeye}}'s throat. [[WhatAnIdiot Guess how well that turned out for him]].
** This worked the other way in a cartoon where the two of them are trying to get themselves injured (unsuccessfully) to get admitted into the hospital and looked after by nurse Olive. Popeye finally gets the idea to pin Bluto down and force-feed him a can of spinach...Bluto becomes an uncontrollable fighting machine, demolishing a happily willing Popeye.
** In a beach episode, Olive Oyl gets Popeye and Bluto to promise they won't fight. Bluto keeps taunting Popeye [[NotCheatingUnlessYouGetCaught whenever Olive isn't seeing]] until Popeye force-feeds him spinach, making Bluto unable to help beating up Popeye until Olive sees him breaking his promise and sends him away for it.
* A comedic example in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries''. Joker is doing a commercial for his new brand of Joker Fish, and tries to get Harley to eat one to show how good they are. Harley sheepishly protests that she's got a problem with fish, but Mr. J just shoves it in her mouth. She manages to grunt out "Yummy-yum-yum" before running off screen to hurl.
* ''WesternAnimation/StuntDawgs'': The Dawgs once tricked Fungus into thinking both stunt groups (Dawgs and Scabs) died. The Scabs were in hell (actually, a hell-based set) and under torture. Airball's torture was being forced to eat spinach. While the others learned their tortures were fake, Airball was desperate because the spinach was real.
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'', Jack befriends a village of peaceful creatures who have to deal with mauaraders who like to invade them and steal their food. After teaching them how to fight back, they eventually defeat and trap the invaders. The leader of the village forcefully shoves food into their mouths before telling them to never come back. They're then catapulted out of the village.
* John Kricfalusi's 1988 reboot of ''WesternAnimation/BeanyAndCecil'' led our heroes and Dishonest John on a quest to find a Mystic Menu, which provided whatever delicacy the wisher asked for. In the meantime, Captain Huffenpuff and Crowy have to consume vast quantities of food dishes to keep from angering the native waitresses as the Captain's face is featured on the natives' stone idol, and they take him to be their god.
* ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'': The episode "Roy Rogers [=McFreely=]" has Roger getting pissed off at Stan when he doesn't buy grenadine for him to mix with warm cola and make a Roy Rogers, because he hates it. Later on, Roger gets his revenge on Stan by pouring cola and grenadine down his throat.
* ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'': After Heffer eats Filbert's chips in "Put Out To Pasture", Filbert goes utterly berserk, force-feeding Heffer the chip bag, a car engine, and the light bulb, which lights up due to all the potatoes Heffer ate.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': In the episode "Let's Play Ecologists", Kaeloo forces Quack Quack to eat some absolutely disgusting organic yogurt.
** In "Let's Play Babysitting", Stumpy forces Quack Quack to eat spinach by using a funnel and pushing the spinach down said funnel with a baseball bat. [[spoiler: Quack Quack retaliates by shoving the funnel and baseball bat down Stumpy's throat offscreen.]]

[[folder:Real Life]]
* For medical purposes, an unconscious or disabled patient may be fed via a tube that goes through the ''nose'' and down the throat. Unfortunately, if it's placed improperly, the tube can wind up in the lungs by accident. Getting feeding solution in the lungs can be fatal.
** Longer term feeding (over one month) is more often done via a gastrostomy-- a tube that extends through an incision in the abdomen, directly into the stomach. A patient with such a tube can be fed continuously, 24/7, even if comatose or totally unable to swallow.
* A serious essay/article on the subject coming from the hunger strikes of the women's suffrage movement. [[http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/How_It_Feels_to_Be_Forcibly_Fed How It Feels to Be Forcibly Fed]]
** The general route was to feed them soup via a tube; this led to one unfortunate incident where the tube wasn't inserted correctly and the woman in question had soup poured into her lungs.
* TruthInTelevision: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foie_gras_controversy Foie gras]]. The waterfowl that get fed like this end up with a disease that makes their livers enlarge, and would kill them if they didn't get slaughtered.
** Also TruthInTelevision: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peking_duck#Raising_the_duck Peking Duck]]. Force fed and shoved into a box where they can't move to fatten them up, meaning a duck only takes 60 days to get to 10 to 15 pounds. No, not 60 days of force feeding, ''60 days of life''.
* One terrible RealLife example is a form of water torture, called Waterboarding, where the victim is strapped to a bed and water is forced into his throat via a funnel in its mouth. The victims would constantly feel like choking, and they say sometimes their stomach could in fact burst. This is known as dry-drowning, and the victim undergoes what feels to them is an execution; they feel like they are dying.
** The above-described version of waterboarding was used during the Spanish Inquisition; the modern version used in places like Gitmo involved pouring water over cloth on the victim's face. Far less (maybe even no) water is ingested but the drowning and panic reflexes are triggered due to feelings of suffocation.
*** No water makes it past the cloth, but the weight of the water pushes the cloth most of the way down the victim's throat.
*** Modern version of waterboarding works specifically due to so-called "mammalian diving reflex" -- remember that you're always short of breath after washing your face with a cold water? That's it -- most mammals have a inborn reflex, where the touch of a cold water on a face (or any cold, for that) brings several unconscious reactions that improve our chance of survival if we're thrust into a water suddenly. The most significant of them is the involuntary blockage of breathing passages, so the waterboarding victims literally start to suffocate.
** Another form of waterboarding, known as ''Schwedentrunk'', substituted nastier substances, such as boiling liquid, urine, excrement, liquid manure or sullage (waste-water) for regular water.
* Force-feeding was allegedly practiced in Guantanamo Bay on prisoners who "refuse[d] to eat".
** There's [[http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/12/17/AR2005121700018.html an article]] where a man recounts how he went on a hunger strike while in a Moscow prison, and it was decided that he would be force-fed through the nose to break his will.
--->The feeding pipe was thick, thicker than my nostril, and would not go in. Blood came gushing out of my nose and tears down my cheeks, but they kept pushing until the cartilages cracked. I guess I would have screamed if I could, but I could not with the pipe in my throat. I could breathe neither in nor out at first; I wheezed like a drowning man -- my lungs felt ready to burst. The doctor also seemed ready to burst into tears, but she kept shoving the pipe farther and farther down. Only when it reached my stomach could I resume breathing, carefully. Then she poured some slop through a funnel into the pipe that would choke me if it came back up. They held me down for another half-hour so that the liquid was absorbed by my stomach and could not be vomited back, and then began to pull the pipe out bit by bit.
* Force-feeding was also used on hunger-striking suffragettes in turn of the (twentieth) century England. It made pretty good publicity for the cause.
* This is important in scaphism, a Persian method of torturous execution. The malefactor is force-fed milk and honey to induce severe diarrhea while his body is in two narrow boats that lock together like a coffin, forcing him to swim in his own filth. Only his face, hands, and feet are exposed. Milk and honey are smeared onto the exposed parts to attract insects that sting and feed on him. As he becomes increasingly gangrenous, the force-feeding continues to prolong his agony and prevent him from dying of starvation or dehydration while worsening his diarrhea. In turn, more insects will get attracted to the offensive odor and accumulating manure. He will eventually die from sepsis.
* Often necessary with injured, ill or orphaned animals in order to keep them alive. Sometimes food can simply be carefully pushed into the mouth or throat to induce swallowing, but a tube may be required for other cases. Vets can use iv feedings as well at times.
* Slaves would sometimes be forced fed if they refused to eat during the Middle Passage, to try and keep them alive to sell at the end. A common tool used to pry the mouth open was the speculum.