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[[caption-width-right:237:[-Henry Chan learns the hard way that spinning cars aren't as much fun as they look.-] ]]

Nausea isn't always easy to detect in another person in real life. Sometimes you can tell by how pale they look, but they might be pale for another reason (natural coloring, lack of sunlight, makeup, other unrelated sickness).

In cartoons, however, you can tell right away as the character's face turns green. This is usually followed by vomiting, [[VomitDiscretionShot either offscreen]] or [[VomitIndiscretionShot on]]. Expect this to happen if a character has just been through a wild or fast ride (typically a roller coaster), eats or smells something gross, or thinks about something unappealing (sexual or otherwise). Motion sickness can also result in this, especially seasickness. Expect a long groan and maybe a CirclingBirdies motif to accompany this trope.

This is [[TruthInTelevision somewhat based in reality]], as some people's skin does turn a fairly greenish hue when they're nauseated.

May happen as a result of UniversalPoison. Sometimes PlayedForLaughs when the character is [[AmazingTechnicolorPopulation supposed to be green anyway]]. If the character has fur it may overlap with ThroughAFaceFullOfFur.

Not to be confused with SicklyGreenGlow, although they may be related.


* Mr. Yuk, the public-service mascot of the Pittsburgh Poison Center at the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, is a bright green face gagging in disgust.

[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* Happens to [[IllGirl Hyatt]] in ''Anime/ExcelSaga'', when she feels sick before she vomits up blood and dies (as opposed to the times when she just drops dead).
* In ''Anime/MindGame'', Nishi's head turns blue after tasting the food prepared by Myon. Apparently, she wasn't such a good cook.
* Turns up in ''Anime/TheCastleOfCagliostro''. Lupin's face goes green for a bit after he overstuffs himself on food. Combined with BalloonBelly.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* In one ''Molly and Emmett'' story, Emmett gets this from overeating on funfair food.

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* Grimsby's face turns a very unflattering shade of green right before he [[VomitDiscretionShot bends over the ship's rail]] in ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid''.
* Fievel's face turns green for a few moments in ''WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail'', when an alcoholic politician burps in his face.
* Happens to John in ''Disney/PeterPan'' when he smokes a PeacePipe.
** In ''Disney/ReturnToNeverland'', Tinker Bell's entire body turns green when she gets dizzy.
* ''Film/OsmosisJones'', during the scene when the eponymous, lead character (who's disguised as a germ) is at the club. After drinking a rather nasty, phlegmy beverage, he has the reaction of not only his face turning green, but his head gets twisted up and stretchy as well.
* Happens to the title character in ''Disney/{{Pinocchio}}'' when he inhales an entire cigar.
* In the direct-to-video film ''{{Popeye}}'s Voyage: The Quest for Pappy'', Olive turns green from seasickness.
-->'''Popeye:''' Well blow me down, [[{{Pun}} a green Olive]].
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLegoMovie'', Princess Uni-Kitty's entire body turns green from seasickness.
* In ''WesternAnimation/AGoofyMovie'', Goofy turns pale green when he and Max ride a rollercoaster at a carnival. Then, after hurling in a restroom, Max offers him some greasy carnival food and makes him go back in again.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* A rare live-action version, in the adaptation of ''Film/GeorgeOfTheJungle'' when after beating up Lyle's henchman George sniffs his own armpit and turns bright green.

* A Russian joke goes: Why are parrots green? Because all that bobbing on those tree branches makes them sick!

* In ''[[Literature/RamonaQuimby Ramona and her Mother]]'', Beezus remarks that her little sister is "turning green" due to carsickness.
* From ''[[Literature/FrogAndToad Frog and Toad Are Friends]]'', when Frog is unwell:
-->''Toad said, "Frog, you are looking quite green."\\
"But I always look green," said Frog. "I am a frog."\\
"Today you look very green even for a frog," said Toad.''

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* In ''Series/TheATeam'' episode "[[Recap/TheATeamS2E4BadTimeOnTheBorder Bad Time on the Border]]", the boat ride to Mexico is no fun for half the team as Face and B.A. spend the whole trip seasick. Hannibal tells Face that he looks green and it "brings out the color of [his] eyes."
* In the ''Series/QuantumLeap'' episode "8 1/2 Months", Al mentions that Sam looks "a little green around the nostrils" before he throws up due to MorningSickness from leaping into a pregnant woman.

[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
* ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'': Lucy understandably does this when Linus tells her that he's eating [[NutritionalNightmare sugar lumps with honey.]]

[[folder:Video Games]]
* In ''VideoGame/MoshiMonsters'', in one of the mini-games, the character I.G.G.Y. will turn green if he eats a Glump. He can be cured with apples.
* The park guests in ''VideoGame/RollerCoasterTycoon'' will be green in the face whenever they are feeling nauseous.

[[folder:Web Animation]]
* Sir Loin in ''WebAnimation/KnightsOfAllRealms'' turns green after being poisoned by [[PoisonedWeapons the Sick Sabre]].

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* Happens in ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent'' [[http://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1146 in this strip]].
* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick''
** [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0430.html Happens to a motion-sick Roy]], immediately followed by a VomitIndiscretionShot.
** Earlier, Roy has the same reaction from seeing Belkar's [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0358.html tortilla chips with salsa (extra chunky)]].
** Belkar inspires this again, this time to Durkon, with [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0835.html another creative use]] of the Linear Guild's kobold's head.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Happens to Lila in the ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' episode "Love and Cheese" during a ride on the tilt-a-whirl.
* In ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'', Ron encounters Shego who has a cold and comments that she's looking even greener than usual.
* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'': Ahsoka mentions that Rotta the Hutt is so sick, "He's turning every shade of green except the one he's supposed to be!"
* ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes''
** The WesternAnimation/BugsBunny short ''Falling Hare''. Bugs is in a plane that's in a power dive. As he looks out the window, he puts his fingers to his mouth and turns green. Watch it [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1xqrdtJs8w#t=7m47s here]].
** Bugs' face goes green again in ''WesternAnimation/ACornyConcerto'', after he is [[FakingTheDead supposedly]] shot.
** In ''The Wacky Worm'', the crow's face turns green for a few seconds, as the result of a tummy ache from eating several apples in an attempt to find the title character.
** In the [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Merrie Melodies]] take on ''Horton Hatches the Egg'', Horton's face turns green at one point from seasickness.
** In the short ''Lumber Jerks'', a Goofy Gopher's face became green due to noxious fumes, after siphoning gas from a furniture truck.
* Pictured above: Happens to Henry in ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingChanAndTheChanClan'' episode "The Mardi Gras Caper" when he and Stanley hit a Chan Plan that results in some rather crazy driving.
* This happens to all the ponies who sampled Applejack's "baked bads" in the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode "Applebuck Season".
* In the WesternAnimation/{{Classic Disney Short|s}} ''The Riveter'', WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck turns green when he finds out he'll be working on the top floor of a half-constructed skyscraper.
* It would often come up as a gag in the 80s' ''[[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987 Ninja Turtle]]'' cartoon. When the turtles are disguised in public under a trenchcoat and a hat, if they are noticed people might wonder if they are ill because their faces are green.
* ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill''
** Bobby Hill becomes green-faced from smoking several packs of cigarettes [[RadishCure which his dad Hank made him do as a form of punishment]], after finding out his son has been smoking.
** Happens again in "Death of a Propane Salesman" during Buckley's funeral Dale thinks that there's nothing in the coffin, he peeks inside and sees his gruesome remains, he turns pale green and vomits into the coffin.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
** In one of the original ''Series/TheTraceyUllmanShow'' shorts, "The Funeral", Bart turns green and faints upon seeing Uncle Hubert's corpse in the casket.
** In episode [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS1E10HomersNightOut "Homer's Night Out"]], Bart becomes green-faced at the sight of some repulsive-looking seafood.
** In [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS23E8TheTenPerCentSolution "The Ten Per-Cent Solution"]], Homer's face turns green as he acts out the part of a bloated corpse.
* ''WesternAnimation/QuackPack'':
** In the episode "Can't Take a Yolk", Huey, Dewey and Louie's faces get green around the gills from motion sickness on an amusement park ride.
** In "The Really Mighty Ducks", an airsick pilot turns green not only in the face, but his hands as well.
* In ''TheMagicSchoolBus'' episode "The Magic School Bus For Lunch", a shade of green appears on each of Ralphie's cheeks due to not being able to stomach (literally), being inside Arnold's digestive system.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDoo'' film ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMusicOfTheVampire'', as the gang is driving across a high, rickety bridge during the song 'Done With Monsters', Shaggy looks down at the water below and becomes nauseous and green as a result.
** Shaggy also becomes green around the gills after smelling some rotten leftovers near the beginning of the ''WesternAnimation/WhatsNewScoobyDoo '' episode "A Scooby-Doo Valentine".
* In the ''WesternAnimation/WoodyWoodpecker'' featurette "Socko In Morocco", the eponymous woodpecker and Buzz Buzzard's faces turn green momentarily from inhaling smoke out of a hookah.
* In the Creator/TexAvery cartoon ''The Screwball Squirrel'', Meathead the dog is looking for Screwy Squirrel on a ship, Screwy draws a picture of water and waves it out the port window. Meathead turns bright green and leans over the ship to vomit, Screwy laughs at him for only to try it on himself and get the same results.
* In the ''Jungle Cubs'' episode, "Hulla Baloo", Prince Louie's face became green as a result of a stomach ache from eating too many bananas.
* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Waynehead}}'', this happens to Mo' Money when he gets motion sickness on an amusement park ride.
* Any time a character is about to vomit on ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}''. In Kaeloo's case, since she's already green, her face turns an odd shade of yellowish green.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/CampLakebottom'' episode "Arachnattack", [=McGee=] turns green and starts to vomit when the little baby spider sucks up a fly.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse'' - In the episode "Toads and Tiaras", Lincoln turns green when he's grossed out by Lola's retainer that he has to brush for her.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/LittlePrincess'' episode "What's Wrong with Gilbert", the young princess is using her cat in lieu of Gilbert the teddy bear and when Puss sails in a toy boat, the fur on his face turns green.
* Happens to Jarlesburg in the ''WesternAnimation/{{Bruno the Kid}} episode'', "North By Southwest", after eating some bad falafels.