Commonly used in Anime
, a washtub falls on a character for Rule of Funny
. Compare Anvil On Head
, the western equivalent.
Compare Washtub Throw
Anime and Manga
- It's a regular trap in the Deception series - doesn't do a lot of damage (generally), but enrages the victim, forcing him to charge towards you, even if he would otherwise act cautiously and run away/keep his distance. Useful for luring such cautious foes into the REALLY nasty traps...
- Happens in Sonic Adventure Series if you fail inputting a password in the Eggcarrier.
- In Animal Crossing City Folk, when you visit the fortune-teller Katrina, she reads the stars... specifically, the ones that circle your head after she makes a washtub fall on it.
- In Suikoden IV, your hero can listen to characters' confessions and decide whether to 'forgive' or 'punish' them. Forgiveness entails dumping confetti on them from a hidden door; punishment results in either water, buckets, or a washtub falling instead.
- During some of the boss battles in the 1994 Game Boy Donkey Kong game, Donkey Kong would make heavy objects fall from the sky, including barbells, 16t weights, and washtubs.
- This randomly happens to Chibi Robo after recharging and trying to unplug. His sidekick Telly Vision keeps a count of how many times this happens.
- In the Mario Party 6 mini-game Seer Terror, this is one of many misfortunes that can befall your character.
- In the Snowboard Kids games, one of the items you can use drops washtubs on all your opponents, squashing them flat for a short time.
- In the Disgaea series, the Prinny's Priver Dance attack drops one of these on the target's head. Etna's Prinny Raid also drops a flaming one in addition to the expected Prinnies.
- God Hand has a God Reel/Roulette with customizable outcomes, but two constant choices; one of those two choices sends a Washtub falling on top of Gene's head and damaging him. This is ridiculous since it actually deals some damage, not to mention the God Reel/Roulette is NOT random, so you would have to actively scroll to this outcome and CHOOSE it for it to happen. Though, it's in Japan only; it's absent in the US version.
- It has some use; dropping the washtub gives you a brief invincibility frame.
- In Hamtaro: Ham-Hams Unite!, jarring the broken television in the Ruins (actually a garbage dump) will cause an unusually small washtub, albeit one referred to as a "sink" by the game, to fall off of it and bonk Hamtaro on the head.
- This happens to you if you get a 'dud' when using the Lady Luck dressphere's reels ability in Final Fantasy X-2. Like the God Hand example, duds do damage. In fact, it knocks off three-quarters of your remaining health, which makes using reels a pain; however, this can be curbed by another ability you can get later.
- Sitting in one of the chairs in Castlevania: Curse Of Darkness causes one to fall on you, complete with canned laughter.