A character eats a bomb (or anything explosive), unknowingly or not, and the resulting explosion will either cause death, slight indigestion, burping a fireball
, or nothing at all. May be intended as Bomb Disposal
For a more weaponized
version (such as Video Game Boss Battles
), see Feed It a Bomb
See also Dinner Deformation
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Anime & Manga
- Mr. 5 from One Piece, due to being immune to explosions thanks to having eaten the Bomu Bomu no Mi (Bomb Bomb Fruit) not only can eat bombs but also "taste" the quality of the explosive.
- Majin Bu does this in Dragonball GT, neutralizing one of the Baby's attacks that threatened to destroy the city by swallowing it whole. Also doubles as Heroic Sacrifice, since it ends up blasting him from inside.
- Toriko has to eat a Nitro Cherry in one of the latest chapters. If the explosive is left inside, it's the equivalent of eating a stick of dynamite. Due to Coco's fortunetelling and smart thinking, Toriko had eaten something beforehand that softened the impact of the explosion, but it still caused considerable internal damage. He got better.
- At one point in the second part of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, ACDC swallows a lit stick of dynamite. Since he's Nigh Invulnerable, like all of the Pillar Men, it makes his stomach balloon out for a second but does no damage.
- Superman does this all time. It was his first line in Lois and Clark, (*burp* Excuse me.) though Clark Kent had lines throughout the episode.
- In one Super Goof comic, the Beagle Boys try to get rid of Super Goof by feeding him an exploding peanut. It causes him to swell up like a balloon and then expel the explosion in a huge belch.
- Matter Eater Lad pulled this stunt, long ago, in the DCU's Legion of Super-Heroes comic.
- In a Looney Tunes comic book story, the Tasmanian Devil ate a pressure cooker disguised as a cake in order to keep it from producing a massive explosion.
- In The Smurfs comic book story "Smurf Soup" (and its Animated Adaptation episode "Soup A La Smurf"), Bigmouth eats one of Jokey's surprises, thinking it was food, and it explodes harmlessly in his mouth.
Live Action TV
- Torchwood: Children of Earth has the horrible death followed by slow painful regeneration version.
- On She Spies during the Cold Open Cassie swallows a bomb so that the bad guys will untie them. Cue Opening Credits — which Cassie interrupts. "Hello? I just swallowed a bomb here!"
- One episode of Lexx has the Lexx, a huge organic spaceship, being infiltrated by a saboteur with a nuclear bomb. The bomb detonatesinside Lexx, but fortunately it is much too tough to sustain any damage. "I think I have eaten something hot," it mutters.
- Happens in the pilot episode of Lois and Clark; Superman eats a bomb to save a space mission from disaster.
- Whose Line Is It Anyway?: Colin Mochrie did it in an "Impossible Mission" game.
- One animated sequence in Johnny Mnemonic shows the cartoon hero Captain Courageous doing this. His head expands for a bit after it explodes, but otherwise he's unharmed.
- One of the classes in Battlefield Heroes has a skill called I Eats Grenades. Not only that, he gets HEALED by eating grenades in this fashion.
- Wild Tickers in Gears of War 3 can eat grenades (friendly or enemy) and deliver them to the enemy at the cost of their own life. They can also eat spare ammo.
- Kirby: When Kirby eats a bomb, he just gets Bomb powers. (Unless, of course, it's the Egg Catcher minigame from Kirby's Adventure.)
- Kirby, King Dedede, and Wario can eat explosive items in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, though that will hurt them (And in Wario's case, anyone who's standing too close to him).
- On the menu of WarioWare Touched!, you feed a bomb to Wario-Man to change him back to Wario (to access Wario's levels).
- A DS game called Zubo showed a character having a move called bomb burp.
- In Super Mario World, Yoshi can eat Bob-Ombs even mid-explosion without adverse consequences.
- The Legend of Zelda:
- Happens in Schlock Mercenary, when Schlock eats a Plasma-Grenade. Being a Carboscilicate Amorph, he's incredibly tough, reforms if torn apart, and keeps his mind and memory distributed throughout his entire structure. Plasma, however, is one of the very few things that CAN hurt him, and the resulting explosion destroys 80% of his body, leaving him with a childlike mind and few remaining memories. He does, however, manage to save his two friends, who were in the same room as him, since his body absorbed most of the energy from the explosion. Also, he gets better when he travels back in time and merges with his old, non-blown-up self.
- In A Girl and Her Fed, Ben takes care of a grenade this way.
- Parodied by Cyanide and Happiness here.