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[[caption-width-right:350:That's a ''spicy'' meat-a-ball!]]

A character eats a bomb (or anything explosive), unknowingly or not, and the resulting explosion will either cause death, slight indigestion, [[FireBreathingDiner burping a fireball]], or nothing at all. May be intended as BombDisposal.

For a more [[AttackItsWeakPoint weaponized]] version (such as VideoGame {{Boss Battle}}s), see FeedItABomb.

See also DinnerDeformation.

EatingTheEnemy has the same idea, except it's done to a sentient being.



[[folder: Anime & Manga ]]

* Mr. 5 from ''Manga/OnePiece'', 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 Buu does this in ''Anime/DragonballGT'', neutralizing one of the Baby's attacks that threatened to destroy the city by swallowing it whole. Also doubles as HeroicSacrifice, since it ends up blasting him from inside.
* ''Manga/{{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. [[spoiler: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 ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureBattleTendency'', Esidisi swallows a lit stick of dynamite. Since he's NighInvulnerable, like all of the Pillar Men, it makes his stomach balloon out for a second but does no damage.
* Somewhat averted in the ''VideoGame/GalaxyAngel'' manga adaptation. Takuto's latest bid to get away from the enemy is to have Vanilla use her nanomachines construct a bomb which is disguised as one of his teeth. The bomb is revealed, turning the tide on their captors and ''almost'' buying them their freedom. A brawl ensues as Takuto, Vanilla, and Milfeulle escort ''their'' prisoners back to the ship, and the bomb goes flying out of Takuto's mouth and into Milfeulle's, who swallows it and makes it irretrievable. Milfeulle's abdomen is actually in pain by having swallowed the tooth, and the end result is not expected to be very pleasant, so the bad guys let them get away. [[spoiler: Then, the whole situation is subverted when Takuto reveals that the bomb is a fake. A later examination by one of the ship's doctors reveals that Milfie's pain is a slight case of food poisoning.]]
* In ''[[Anime/{{Macross7}} Macross Dynamite 7]]'', the poachers get their hands on a [[NukeEm Reaction Warhead]] and decide to use it to try to kill the White Whale. The Whale responds by eating it... and being completely unharmed by the detonation. That is the cue for the poachers to give up and surrender; when your intended prey can NoSell eating a nuke, there's really not much else you can do.
* ''[[Anime/LupinIIIRedJacket Lupin III]]'' has [[Recap/LupinIIIS2E17 an episode]] where Lupin is forced to swallow a pill-sized bomb by a man claiming to be a descendant of Lawrence of Arabia to prevent the thief and his gang from following him. Lupin, uh... "retrieves" the bomb intact after a night in the bathroom, and it ends up in Fujiko's hopefully well-washed hands. She then slips it into a drink she prepares for Lawrence III; after the rebel leader swigs the beverage down and drunkenly reveals himself as a fraud, his betrayed followers are all too happy to take the remote control to the bomb off of Fujiko's hands...

[[folder: Comic Books ]]
* {{Superman}} does this all the time. It was his first line in ''Series/LoisAndClark'', (*burp* Excuse me.) though Clark Kent had lines throughout the episode. In one of the issues from ''ComicBook/TheDeathOfSuperman'' storyline, he force-feeds a bomb to Clawster and it explodes in his mouth, causing him to collapse and say "Good thing Clawster invulnerable."
* In one ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Goofy}} 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 ''Comicbook/{{Legion Of Super-Heroes}}'' comic. The "bomb" was a potentially universe-destroying RealityWarper called the Miracle Machine, and the "slight indigestion" was being driven insane, but it still fits. Notably, Matter-Eater Lad eating more mundane weapons and explosives was very much in the "nothing at all" category, although he occasionally remarked on particularly exotic weapons as being spicy, and he did once knock out two attackers with the blast wave from a belch after he ate an entire silo full of grain.
* In a ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' 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 ''ComicBook/TheSmurfs'' comic book story "Smurf Soup" (and its AnimatedAdaptation episode "Soup A La Smurf"), Bigmouth eats one of Jokey's surprises, thinking it was food, and it explodes harmlessly in his mouth.
* ''ComicBook/MortadeloYFilemon'':
** Happens often when a thrown grenade hits a wall and unexpectedly bounces back into (most of the time) Filemon's mouth. [[NonFatalExplosions An explosion ensues]], usually followed by some comment from Mortadelo in the lines of: "Boss, if you were ''that'' hungry, why didn't you have a sandwich instead?".
** Played with in a short story. The Súper and Filemón think that Mortadelo has eaten a sandwich with a sausage that had a time bomb hidden inside. They try to get Mortadelo to the hospital to have the bomb removed, without letting him know so he won't get nervous, and also preventing him from falling or getting a sudden shock. Turns up that Mortadelo had eaten only the bread, and had put the sausage apart; when he retrieves the sausage, the bomb explodes on the three of them.
* ''ComicBook/ThePunisherKillsTheMarvelUniverse'': While harassed by Spiderman, Daredevil and Wolverine, Frank comes across an amnesiac Bruce Banner, who'd been kidnapped by the criminals who witnessed his transformation. Frank feeds Banner stew made with hearty ingredients like MysteryMeat, C4 and detonators, so when the three heroes gang up on him, [[GiveChaseWithAngryNatives he flees to Banner's location and starts kicking the crap out of him]]. When Banner [[HulkOut Hulks out]], the heroes are eliminated in no time flat, leaving Frank to detonate the C4 in the Hulk's guts. The pain is such that he has no choice but to revert to Banner. And then he kills them all.
* One issue of ''ComicBook/TheSilverSurfer'' has an involuntary, downplayed version, where the Surfer is tricked by a shapeshifting enemy taking the form of his current cosmic adventuring partner. When he rushes to aid his seemingly injured friend, the shapeshifter stuffs a grenade in his mouth. It's downplayed in that he can't swallow it, but he survives it going off in his mouth due to being NighInvulnerable. Still, as his thought bubbles reveal, he finds it quite humiliating.

* In ''Film/AgentCodyBanks'', the titular young hero chucks a cube of ice, containing ''nanites capable of melting through any substance'', which ends up right down the BigBad's throat. The subsequent outbreak ends up destroying the whole base.
* ''Film/TheMask'' has both the "slight indigestion"([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_HCS9AJ0rEI expanding stomach]]) and "[[FireBreathingDiner burping fire]]" version, as seen in the above photo.
-->"''That's a '''spicy''' meat-a ball!"''
* ''Film/HotShotsPartDeux'' has Charlie Sheen's character tossing a pineapple grenade at an enemy soldier. It lands in his mouth and he reflexively swallows it and blows up.
* ''Film/CasinoRoyale1967'' ends with EvilOverlord wannabe Woody Allen tricked into swallowing his pill-size bomb, and blowing everyone up.
* Film/{{Casper}} does this in his second live-action film to prevent his home from being blown up.
* In ''Film/TheTuxedo'', the BigBad accidentally swallows not an explosive, but an insect carrying lethal bacteria. Which turn him into a withered husk within seconds.
* Bruce Banner in ''Film/TheAvengers2012'' sarcastically suggests that he should do this with the Tesseract.
* In ''Film/WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory'', Mike Teevee accidentally tries Wonka's Exploding Candy in his R&D lab (and despite being BlownAcrossTheRoom and possibly losing a few teeth, claims it's "great stuff"). Wonka says it's supposed to be given to enemies, but claims he hasn't perfected it yet - it's not strong enough.
* In ''{{WesternAnimation/Minions}}'', [[spoiler: Kevin]] swallows the Lava Bomb and then [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome grabs the escaping Scarlet Overkill]] to propel himself into the sky so that the detonation won't hurt the people of London.

[[folder: Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/TorchwoodChildrenOfEarth'' has the [[spoiler: horrible death followed by slow painful regeneration]] version.
* In an episode of ''Series/SheSpies'', the ColdOpen has the girls captured by a villain gloating about his tiny, but powerful bomb. Cassie then kicks it out of his hand, catches it in her mouth, and swallows it. Since the bomb is heat-activated, the villain is forced to set them free before the bomb warms to Cassie's body temperature and explodes in the middle of his base. The girls run to freedom and the opening credits start to run... only to be [[CreditsGag shoved off the screen by Cassie]] complaining that she has just ''swallowed a live bomb and will not survive through the credits''. Once she coughs up the bomb (and kicks it [[HoistByHisOwnPetard back down into the villain's base where it explodes]]), she allows the credits to resume where they left off.
* One episode of ''Series/{{Lexx}}'' has the Lexx, a huge organic spaceship, being infiltrated by a saboteur with a nuclear bomb. The bomb detonates inside 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 ''Series/LoisAndClark''; Superman eats a bomb to save a space mission from disaster.
* ''Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway'': Colin Mochrie did it in an "Impossible Mission" game.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'': This is how River Song gets a Vortex Manipulator in "The Pandorica Opens." More specifically, she gets it from Dorium Maldovar, whose drink she has spiked with micro-explosives. She trades it for one of her earrings, which contains the detonator. Needless to say, Dorium is all too happy to accept.
* In the 2007 ''Series/{{Flash Gordon|2007}}'' series, Baylin uses her BizarreAlienBiology to disarm a bomb by neutralizing the alkaline components with her highly acidic stomach acid. Even though the bomb didn't go off, they still used the burp gag, minus the fireball.

* One animated sequence in ''Pinball/JohnnyMnemonic'' shows the cartoon hero Captain Courageous doing this. His head expands for a bit after it explodes, but otherwise he's unharmed.

* Crops up a fair amount in ''Radio/TheGoonShow''.
--> '''Eccles''': ''Ooh! [[ExplosiveCigar A big red cylindrical cigar with a wick on the end]]!'' (Sound of inhaling smoke; sound of enormous explosion) ''Mm, strong.''

[[folder: Video Games ]]
* One of the classes in ''VideoGame/BattlefieldHeroes'' has a skill called I Eats Grenades. Not only that, he gets HEALED by eating grenades in this fashion.
* Wild Tickers in ''VideoGame/GearsOfWar 3'' can eat grenades (friendly or enemy) and deliver them to the enemy at the cost of their own life. They can also [[MooksAteMyEquipment eat spare ammo]].
* ''Franchise/{{Kirby}}'': When Kirby eats a bomb, he [[PowerCopying gets a bomb-related power]]. Depending on the game, this can be Bomb, where Kirby tosses bombs like the Poppy Bros., or Crash, where Kirby explodes and [[SmartBomb damages all enemies]]. (Unless, of course, it's the Egg Catcher minigame from ''Kirby's Adventure''.)
* Kirby, King Dedede, and Wario can eat explosive items in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Brawl'', though that will hurt them (And in Wario's case, anyone who's standing too close to him).
* On the menu of ''VideoGame/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 ''VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld'', [[TheYoshi Yoshi]] can eat Bob-Ombs even mid-explosion without adverse consequences.
* ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends'' has Ziggs, [[MadBomber Hexplosives Expert]], whose joke emote has him eat his own bomb and burp out the explosion.
* Can be done in the second installment ''Videogame/{{Postal}}'', where pressing K and then clicking with the left mouse button makes the Dude put a live grenade in his mouth while saying "I regret nothing", followed by an explosion that kills him and anyone nearby.

[[folder: Web Comics ]]
* Happens in ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'', 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. [[spoiler:Also, he gets better when he travels back in time and merges with his old, non-blown-up self.]]
* In ''Webcomic/AGirlAndHerFed'', Ben takes care of a grenade this way.
* Parodied by ''Webcomic/CyanideAndHappiness'' [[http://explosm.net/comics/2850/ here]].
* A variant happens in ''Webcomic/GrrlPower'', where Achilles (who has CompleteInvulnerability) mentions having once swallowed a vial of "super-ebola" in order to dispose of it. It worked.

[[folder: Web Original]]
* In the early ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' animation "Marshmallow's Last Stand", Strong Bad actually shoves a bomb into Homestar Runner's mouth during a wrestling match. Homestar, thanks to eating too many marshmallows earlier in the cartoon, actually pukes the bomb back up, where [[HoistByHisOwnPetard it sticks to Strong Bad and blows him up instead]], winning Homestar the fight.

[[folder: Western Animation ]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'', Squidward thinks he accidentally fed Spongebob a bomb shaped like a pie. He spends the rest of the day trying to make Spongebob's last day the best ever, only to find out Spongebob was saving the pie for later. He then drops it and it explodes in their faces.
* Upchuck in ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}''. He can eat anything, universe destroying explosives included.
* ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'': [[strike:Slag]] Snarl swallows a missile, which explodes within him to no effect.
* Rico from ''WesternAnimation/ThePenguinsOfMadagascar'', and he's able to regurgitate it with fuse. The aptly named episode "All Choked Up" actually revolves around what happens when he ''can't'' spit up an activated bomb thanks to Alice's medicine.
* Bender in ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' puts a bomb in his belly to save his friends while attacking the ball planet. Being a robot, Bender has his entire chest cavity stretched out to double its original size, and after some extensive repairs is good as new.
* ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'':
** The Tasmanian Devil gobbles down an assemblage of dynamite Bugs passes off as Wild Turkey Surprise. Result - a second of distension, [[DinnerDeformation mild indigestion]], and a polite "pardon".
** "Curtain Razor" has this punchline: a wolf performs his idea of a sensational act -- drinking a variety of explosive substances, followed by a lit match, and exploding. The act goes like gangbusters, but as the performer's disembodied spirit points out, "I can only do it once."
** "WesternAnimation/ShowBizBugs": WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck in drinks explosive stuff, which is followed by a lit match, and then BOOM! His spirit says he can only do it once.
* In the FiveEpisodePilot of ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales1987'', the Beagle Boys are in prison, when they get [[JailBake a box of bombs from "El Capitan" disguised as chocolates.]] Burger, the BigEater of the group, thinks they ''are'' chocolates, and eats one, [[DinnerDeformation with rather unpleasant results.]]
-->'''Bigtime Beagle:''' Those aren't bon-bons, Burger, they're boom-booms!
* In the ''[[SamAndMaxFreelancePolice Sam and Max]]'' cartoon, they're escorting a criminal on a plane who manages to escape, leaving behind a bomb. Sam orders Max to [[BombDisposal dispose of it]] while he's chasing the criminal down; Max eats it and then ducks into the overhead compartment to contain the explosion. Being ''Sam And Max'', he's somehow okay after this.
* A very strange version in ''WesternAnimation/TheTick''. Instead of a bomb, it's a loaf of bread which is designed to swell to enormous sizes and destroy the building it's placed inside. Tick eats it, then has to keep punching it (i.e. himself) as it tries to expand out of his body until he can digest it. It gives him indigestion.
* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' has Stan get an invite which he is told he must memorize within the next ten seconds. He does so, then eats the paper. He is then informed that the paper will self-destruct. Everyone else's paper crumbles into ash, and Stan breathes a puff of smoke.
-->'''Stan:''' I'm pooping blood tonight.
* At the end of ''Donald Applecore'', WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck loads an agricultural helicopter with explosives to get rid of WesternAnimation/ChipAndDale, who has been eating all of his apples, but as he is gunning down the two chipmunks, one of the explosives lands inside a chicken coop and is eaten by one of the chickens, who then immediately lays an egg... ...a ''ticking'' egg that then explodes and destroys the entire apple orchard, leaving behind an extremely huge and extremely deep hole in its place, causing Donald to fall inside the hole and wind up in China upon falling out the other end.
* In ''WesternAnimation/LegionOfSuperheroes'', as a MythologyGag to the comics, Matter Eater Lad pulls out a ticking bomb in his Legion audition and proceeds to eat it, swallowing the timer last. He suffers no ill effects and, incidentally, gets the job.
* In the final episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Bonkers}}'', Bonkers swallows a bomb and lets it explode inside him, doing no damage save for some slight indegestion.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheNewAdventuresOfSuperman'': In "The Atomic Superman", Superman tests a new explosive by swallowing it. It has the side-effect of causing him to breathe atomic fire.