Animated characters in NonFatalExplosions usually just get charred, but a really big boom (or really hot fire) will do more.

The entire victim's body turns to ash and crumbles into a dozen pieces, [[EyesAreUnbreakable except the eyeballs]], which bounce into the mess. Then another character will produce a broom and dustpan, and sweep up the ashes, eyeballs
and all. Or a (relatively intact) arm reaches from the ash, produces a broom and dustpan, and the character sweeps himself up. Of course, all will be well [[AmusingInjuries a few seconds later]].

Also see AshFace, where the explosion leaves the victim with a blackened face.



[[folder:Comic Books]]
* ''ComicBook/LeonardLeGenie'': Happens very often to Basile, the clumsy assistant to Léonard.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* Done in a dream sequence in ''Film/JoeDirt''.

* Happens in the novel ''Literature/LeftBehind'', after Hattie Durham gets incinerated by the Anti-Christ with a lightning bolt. Her friends sweep what's left of her into a jar to take back.
* In ''Discworld/TheTruth'' this has to be done for Otto several times. He's a [[SquareRaceRoundClass vampire photographer.]] The light from the device is enough to turn him to dust.
** It's mentioned in ''Discworld/SmallGods'' that anyone who says [[FlatEarthAtheist gods don't exist]] is usually [[BoltOfDivineRetribution struck by lightning on a clear day]], leaving only ashes, [[SmolderingShoes a pair of shoes]], and a sign that says, "YES, WE DO".

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* Bizarrely shown in many ''TabletopGame/{{Paranoia}}'' illustrations. The "nothing left but [[SmolderingShoes a smoking pair of boots]] and a laser pistol" variation is so prominent a RunningGag that it's ''trademarked''.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* Happens if you take a nasty enough fall in ''VideoGame/MarbleMadness''.
* ''VideoGame/{{Dweep}}'': Happens to Dweep (sans the "sweeping" part) if he's incinerated by a laser or a bomb ([[VideoGameCrueltyPotential or the player, with a torch]].)
* In ''The Lost Mind of VideoGame/DoctorBrain'', Rathbone has four different ways of getting InsideAComputerSystem, one of which involves this. (He gets restored with a single [[JustAddWater drop of water]].)
* In ''VideoGame/PlantsVsZombies'' and ''VideoGame/PlantsVsZombies2ItsAboutTime'', this happens to most zombies that are destroyed by fire damage, sans the sweeping part ([[EverythingFades they just fade away instead]]).

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Happens to several of the WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes characters:
** Wile E. Coyote swept up his own ashes in almost every Roadrunner cartoon.
** Daffy Duck sometimes did this with his feathers. He also does the full-on ashes version during the disintegrator pistol duel in ''WesternAnimation/DuckDodgersInTheTwentyFourthAndAHalfCentury''.
** Also, Foghorn Leghorn, when he gets his feathers blasted off for one reason or another.
--->'''Foghorn Leghorn:''' [[CrazyPrepared Fortunately I keep my feathers numbered, for just such an emergency.]]
** One episode had Porky getting so angry at Daffy he burned himself up to ashes, then the smoke from the ashes condenced and tranformed into Porky once again.
* It's happened to Tom of ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'' a few times too. Though moreso in the Creator/ChuckJones shorts. This must have been a favorite trope of his.
* The title character of ''WesternAnimation/DaveTheBarbarian'' does this almost as frequently.
* Groundskeeper Willie's ''ghost'' did it as part of his Freddy Krueger impression on one of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''' Treehouse of Horror specials.
* Occurred in "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy V" from ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'': Squidward (as volcano-powered Captain Magma) becomes a pile of ashes after getting hit with Mermaid Man's water ball.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' episode "La La Law" after Yakko brings in the Mime as a surprise witness, [[AnvilOnHead he drops an anvil on his head]] which [[RuleOfFunny somehow]] reduces him to a pile of dust, Wakko then sweeps up his remains with his eyes and tongue visible.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/EarthwormJim'' episode "The Eggbeater" when Jim throws a moldy cheese grenade, it hits Professor Monkeyforahead and reduces him to a pile of ashes and eyeballs, a hand then comes out of the ashes and sweeps them up.
* Fairies on ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' need to grant wishes; otherwise, they suffer from "magical backup" and explode into a pile of confetti (complete with eyes and their little crowns on top).
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': Happens to [[NighInvulnerable Quack Quack]] twice, both times because of [[GadgeteerGenius Mr. Cat]]'s inventions.