Agony Of The Feet / Comic Books

  • A fairly common gag in Mortadelo y Filemón. Generally, the guy's foot gets really swollen, too.
  • In the first Empowered book, a fat nerd who steals Emp's hypermembrane first tests his new "superpowers" by giving a high-kick to a concrete pillar. Unfortunately for him, the super-suit only works for Empowered, and lot of pain ensues.
  • In Astérix, Vercingetorix surrendered to Julius Caesar not by dropping his weapons at Caesar's feet... but on his toes. And then Caesar "went away to other conquests"... by hopping on one foot.
  • Gaston Lagaffe once tried to crack an especially hard nut (a Running Gag) by stepping on it... while wearing his usual soft shoes. Cue the "OULALALALA!!", and Fantasio laughing.
  • Happens in Buck Godot: Zap Gun for Hire to the title character. He shouldn't have called his uncle Frakkus an "Old Timer".
  • DuckTales: Overjoyed at seeing Scrooge and the boys alive and well after apparently seeing their ghosts, Launchpad forgets to be careful when trying to demonstrate how he could pass his hand right through them and pokes Scrooge hard in the stomach. A few minutes later, Scrooge says, "Well, I assure you, I'm all here now!" and drives his heel into Launchpad's instep, causing him a lot of pain (which was probably intentional).
  • Judge Dredd, when having an uncharacteristic bout of liberal angst over what he did for a living, took the advice of an old-timer, who advised him to wear his boots a size too small, so the discomfort would crowd out all those dangerous speculations as to whether or not the Judge system was getting too repressive and might be eased up.
  • In Violine, Violine dreams of her feet being trapped in two bear traps, with bloody results. It reflects her feet being put in plaster casts after supposedly being broken, and her wish to escape from them.