[[quoteright:350:[[Manga/OnePiece http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/dogend_2302.png]]]][[caption-width-right:350:Hmm, that thing sure looks chewed up. Almost like it's a [[Creator/FourKidsEntertainment lollipo-]]'''''[[CanonDiscontinuity no.]]''''']]

->''"He smoked incessantly but the weird thing, Carrot noticed, was that any cigarette smoked by Nobby became a dog-end almost instantly but ''remained'' a dog-end indefinitely or until lodged behind his ear, which was a sort of nicotine elephant's graveyard."''

Many fictional characters who smoke cigarettes often demonstrate a peculiar ability: any cigarette they light -- even if it was just taken from a ''completely fresh'' pack -- is instantly crumpled and bent out of shape.

Characters who are wealthy or otherwise "fancy" seem to be immune to this, particularly FemmeFatale characters. Presumably they're buying a more expensive brand, but even the cheap ones are evidently more expensive than the cigarettes you can buy in RealLife, which are extremely difficult to crumple up without breaking them and rendering them unsmokable.

[[JustForFun/IThoughtItMeant Not to be confused with]] immediately getting [[TheDogWasTheMastermind the Dog Ending]] to ''VideoGame/SilentHill2''.



[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* Sanji in ''Manga/OnePiece'' as pictured above.
* Nicholas D. Wolfwood in ''Manga/{{Trigun}}''. Justified in that the setting is a desert world where tobacco almost certainly can't grow, so any and all cigarettes to be found are "old technology".
* Mamimi in ''Anime/{{FLCL}}''
** Possibly averted, as in one episode she takes a cigarette from her jacket, and it's already rumpled up.
* Oscar in ''Count Cain: God Child''. It becomes an important plot point towards the end of the manga.
* Jigen in the ''Characters/LupinIII'' franchise. A [[LampshadeHanging Lampshade]] is applied in ''Anime/TheCastleOfCagliostro'', which shows him lighting a butt taken from the ashtray of Lupin's car.
* Ginko from ''Manga/{{Mushishi}}'' smokes Mushi cigarettes, possibly [[JustifiedTrope justifying the trope]] for the mystical properties those creatures bare. Or, [[RuleOfCool because it looks cool]].
* Most of the main characters from ''Anime/CowboyBebop''.
* Most of the main characters from ''Manga/BlackLagoon''.
* Jean Havoc in ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist''
* Stein in ''Manga/SoulEater''
* Bard in ''Manga/BlackButler''
* Zorthy in ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann.''
* [[BadassTeacher Masamichi Fujisawa]] from ''Anime/ElHazardTheMagnificentWorld''. Since his cigarettes were transported with him from Earth to El-Hazard (and appear to be a soft pack, no less), it makes some level of sense that they would always end up looking this way.

[[folder:Eastern Animation]]
* Wolf from ''Animation/NuPogodi!''

* Heather Mooney, in ''Film/RomyAndMichelesHighSchoolReunion''. "Twice the taste in half the time for the gal on the go"; she reportedly invented fast-burning paper, which means that cigarettes become dog ends ''very'' quickly.

* Corporal Cecil Wormsborough St. John "Nobby" Nobbs from the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' novels is [[LampshadeHanging frequently noted]] for displaying this ability. It's said that cigarettes quickly become butts in his presence, and stay as such for an apparently infinite amount of time.

[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
* ''ComicStrip/AndyCapp''. In the bar, at home, right after he lights up--he ''always'' has a cigarette stub dangling from his mouth.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* Played with in ''VideoGame/WildARMs4'', in which one of the supporting cast, Gawn, ''appears'' to have a perpetual dogend, but when asked about it, explains that it's not a cigarette but rather a freeze-dried noodle.
** Probably a {{Bowdlerization}}, there is a frame at 0:44 in the second version of the animated intro sequence where he is very obviously smoking.
* Gabriel Cunningham of ''VideoGame/TraumaTeam'', in addition to being a very thinly veiled Series/{{House}} {{Expy}}, has this ability.
* In ''VideoGame/StarcraftII'' the Hellion's unit portrait is smoking one.

[[folder:Real Life]]
* Creator/SpikeMilligan, in the volume of his autobiography dealing with service in North Africa, vividly describes a fellow artilleryman of this inclination. In order to light a diminutive dog-end that was so short he ran a risk of burning his own nose with the lighter flame, his comrade diligently held a piece of thick cardboard between upper lip and nostrils to act as a flame-deflector whilst he lit the cigarette stub.