Burp of Finality

So a monster just ate someone, maybe even without chewing, or things cut away just before things got...messy. But how to make it clear the victim is gone for good, without getting gory?

Easy, just have the monster burp! Bonus points if it politely apologizes for bad table manners.

Spit Out a Shoe without the need for clothing. Usually Played for Laughs.


Examples

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     Film - Live Action 

     Film - Animated 
  • Hercules: Subverted. The Hydra eats Hercules and burps when done, but Hercules escapes by sticking in its throat and cutting its head off.
  • The Great Mouse Detective: Felicia burps after eating Bartholomew. Ratigan had fed him to her for disrespecting him.
  • Shrek: Combined with Spit Out a Shoe (crown) after the Dragon eats Lord Farquaad alive, she burps up his crown.

    Live Action TV 
  • Doctor Who: In "Rose", a Nestene construct in the shape of a wheelie bin burps after swallowing Mickey. However, it hasn't eaten him, only captured him, and he turns up again alive and well later.
  • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: At the end of the animated Guide entry on Vogon Constructor Fleets, when a Vogon grandmother is eaten by the Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal.

    Webcomics 
  • Routinely occurs in Bill Holbrook's webcomic Kevin & Kell, where predation is both normal and an industry.
    • Little Coney yields a burp after devouring a grown tiger who was poised to expose her mother's affliction with domestication, which would've gotten Kell fired.
    • The Jerry Springer Spaniel Show tried to stir up trouble between Kevin and Kell over an online affair. The last panel of the Thursday 28 May 1998 strip has Kell give a burp while speaking to her husband; Jerry Spaniel is suddenly gone, his microphone lying on the set floor.

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