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Fartillery
The worst kind of gas weapon.

"Y'know how most dragons have firebreath attacks? Well, it's like that. Only it's not breath. And there's no fire. But it will feel like you're roasting alive."

Gas. Flatulence. Cutting or squeezing the cheese. Breaking wind. Floating an air biscuit. Bottom burps. Barking spiders. Stepped-on ducks. Whizzpops. In other words? FARTS.

In real life, the powers of flatulence are largely limited to clearing a room. And perhaps serving as an impromptu blowtorch, if you're really, really dumb. It's different in cartoons, though. There, the lowly flatus is often elevated to the status of Weapon of Gas Destruction:

  • It's... expelled with such force, it can serve as a source of propulsion in times of need. In this case, rather than clearing a room by making people not want to be there, it can clear the room by physically launching them out of it.
  • Its methane content is greatly exaggerated. While it's true that intestinal gas is flammable, the puff of flame you'll get is... somewhat underwhelming, shall we say. In cartoonland, however, lighting the proverbial match may just make the whole room go "Boom."
  • Its stench is so great, it's corrosive or toxic.

Largely limited to shows or video games geared at kids, because adults to have a lower tolerance for Toilet Humour. Unless the show in question is a Grossout Show to begin with.

This trope has little to do with the Real Life petard, a siege explosive named after the French word for 'farting'.

Compare Weaponized Exhaust for a non-biological version. Related to Excrement Statement and Dung Fu, an extension of Ass Kicks You, as well as an extension of Toilet Humour. Also see Ass Shove and Gasshole.


Examples

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    Anime & Manga 
  • The evil mice on Black Cat Detective. Some of them had the ability to knock cats unconscious with their deadly emissions, warranting the use of space-helmets.
  • Kinnikuman had this as his means of flight. He also farts on his opponent at the end of an incomplete Muscle Spark. Not nearly as damaging as a complete one, but much more humiliating. He escaped Black Hole's alternate universe prison by using his farts as a "white hole" counter-attack.
  • Domo-Kun uses farts as a method of propulsion.
  • When Naruto was fighting Kiba in the Chuunin exams, he (accidentally) let one of these out. Which turned out to be a great tactical move, since Kiba's sense of smell was heightened at the time. Some of the licensed video games take it further, and give this to Naruto as a special move.
  • This is the center of Gasser's martial art style in Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo. Which is taken completely seriously, as Gasser shares with Beauty the Only Sane Man position (more so in the first episodes).
  • Himawari! features Momota, a cute animal sidekick who frequently attacks with his gas. As well, at one point, as using his backside as a watermelon-seed machine gun.
  • One Chimera Anima of Tokyo Mew Mew was a large kappa, who stunned the Mew Mews with a fart. Fortunately, Pudding happened to have a cold at the time.
  • In One Piece:
    • Franky's "Coup de Boo" proves that Eiichiro Oda does nothing half-assed (no pun intended). Up to and including his fart jokes.
    • There is also the Skunk One from the second Movie, although he could be considered a user of artificial fartillery, since he has a bag of gas on his back, which he uses to propel himself in the air and to weaken his opponents (It makes a characteristic sound, when it emits gas).
    • Foxfire Kin'emon a samurai whom the Straw Hat Pirates found in various pieces at Punk Hazard can actually talk with his farts.
  • Sgt. Frog: Tamama has farts vastly more potent then a normal Keronian, which he is quite proud of, and uses them as an attack on a few occasions. He also can use them to increase his swimming speed.
  • Though it's not an intentional attack, Horo Horo's farts in Shaman King are truly devastating.
  • Ninin Ga Shinobuden has Onsokumaru wiping out a room full of Ninja with a fart in episode 5.
  • In the Dragon Ball episode "Smells Like Trouble", both Bacterian and Krillin use this move. In fact, Bacterian's entire style was based around his horrible stench. Bacterian is at first jumping up and landing on Krillin with his buttocks at first, but when Krillin makes the unfortunate move of catching Bacterian, the foul beast takes this as an advantage and releases a foul, huge fart on Krillin. Being a giant, especially compared to Krillin's tiny stature at the time, Bacterian falls on Krillin (who is no longer able to hold him from weakness from the smell) and rubs his butt on him, insuring the smell to linger. The only reason Krillin wins the fight is because Goku reminds him that he doesn't have a nose, and is therefore imagining the smell. When Krillin gets Bacterian down, he farts in his face as payback, which surprisingly wins him the match.
    • It also happened twice in Dragon Ball Z. In one episode Roshi is about to fall into the mouth of a dragon (who had previously swallowed one of the dragonballs the group was collecting) when he farts into the dragon's mouth off-screen, causing it to wretch at the smell (and likely taste) of his fart and coughing up the dragonball before flying away. There is also a scene in which gas venting from a port-o-potty occupied by Super Buu knocks Mr. Satan out.
  • Gokudo's farts are smelly enough to empty a bar. This later becomes a Chekhov's Skill, when he has to wake his companions from a sleep spell.
  • The Jiggle Butt Gang from Rave Master knock out an entire casino with their ultimate technique.
  • Nezumi-Otoko uses this as a special ability in GeGeGe no Kitaro.
  • Kaiketsu Zorori: Ishishi and Noshishi have strong gas, and Zorori uses this when needed, to power machines and spacecraft. (That's not to say that Zorori's farts can't power spacecraft too, though.)
  • Tetsuko from Super Milk Chan can produce powerful farts which she calls her Tetsuko Gas. It's strong enough to kill a wild bear
  • Nenekogappa from Hell Teacher Nube manga series,a catgirl/kappa who once enrolled in Nube's class. She was able to catch Makoto when he was falling from a tree by using her farts to fly up and catch him. However the smell was so strong it knocked out all the other students who just so happen to be below her.
  • Hiroyuki (Fuusuke pet penguin) from Ninku is capable of releasing explosives farts. which he sometimes use for propulsion, or to simply knock people out with.
    • In the manga this ability belong to Toji.
  • Sakigake!! Otokojuku has Toramaru, his farts smelly enough to knock out a killer whale, and when he light them it creates his signature move the "Daihouhi Kaenhousha" aka the "Big Fart Flamethrower"
  • Though it's edited out of the English dub, in Monster Rancher, Hare's Gas is much stronger than it is in the game. In fact, in the anime, it's probably his most powerful move. Case in point: in his first appearance, he farts in Tiger's face and it's so foul it knocks out not only Tiger, but also the referee and many of the spectators.

    Comics 
  • Peräsmies is a Finnish superhero parody comic. The title hero is a hobo who developed super-powered flatulence after eating irradiated pea soup; he flies by breaking wind, and knocks criminals out by farting on them. The name of the character is a combination of "Teräsmies" (Superman's Finnish name) and "perä" (rear end).
  • In one of Lobo's stories, he resolves an epic duel with his daughter by eating a can of beans (an obvious Popeye spoof) and setting his fart on fire to create a nuclear explosion.
    The Sun: That was a corker!
  • A similar thing happens in Gorsky and Butch. In a scene that is a direct spoof of Vasquez and Gorman's death from Aliens. Except here they use canned beans and a lighter. That, and the aliens are replaced by sheep as a result of an untranslatable Visual Pun.
  • The titular Johnny Fartpants from Viz uses farts to various effect and can alter the effect by eating different things i.e. a tranquilizer fart made by eating 200 paracetamol or an electric fart to power a life support machine by drinking battery acid.
  • In one issue of The Darkness, a darkling defeats a mook during an underwater fight by farting into his air hose.
  • The Harrowers from the Hell Raiser comics, and shortly-lived Spin-Off, has Ovid. A cherub who serves the goddess of life and chaos. One of his powers is anti-demon farts.
  • In the Swedish comic Krystmarodören (about an anarchic Anti-Hero with super-crapping powers...) the eponymous hero is tricked into a fight with more upstanding hero Balkongstĺarn, a half-dressed man with a hover-balcony. After using his power to, erh, clogging the vents on Balkonstĺarn's vehicle, the guy snarfs down a can of baked beans, singing Popeye's theme tune, and averts crashing by some massive farting.
  • Subverted in a Photo Comic called "Fartman" in the March 1985 issue of the National Lampoon magazine. The title character's fartillery covers all of the above categories, and is quite effective. However, he refuses to actually use it, as it's too embarrassing.
  • In The Beano comic strip Superhero School this is Stink bomb's superpower. He uses his farts to beat the badguys.
  • In The Savage Dragon, an entire team of bad guys had body function related powers. One of them was called Backdraft. Do the math.
  • Cazador has Captain Cuete, a superhero who can use his explosive farts to fly like a rocket.

    Films — Animation 
  • In Beavis and Butt-Head Do America, there's a scene where the two main characters meet their fathers in the middle of the desert. After having a dinner of canned beans by campfire, Butthead's dad turns around and proceeds to fart into the flames, causing an explosion equivalent to a nuclear explosion.
    • B&B also utilize burps and farts as (non-lethal) weaponry in their video game.
  • In the opening of the first Shrek movie, Shrek jumps into a pond, releases a potent fart, and three dead fish who were caught in the deadly blast float to the surface; Shrek smirks as he picks up a fart-killed fish. Ogre astrology and mythology includes "Bloodnut the Flatulent", whose constellation includes hunters fleeing his stench. Also, when reaching the brimstone-smelling dragon lair...
    Donkey: Man, you gotta warn somebody before you crack one like that. My mouth was open and everything.
    Shrek: Donkey, if that was me, you'd be dead.
    • In their second movie, Shrek and Fiona fart into their hotspring to make it bubble like a spa.
  • Similarly, a promo for The Lion King 1 ˝ has Pumbaa do the same. Timon and Simba were... understandably disgusted.
    • Pumbaa's backstory establishes that he... well, smells... and is why he was cast out of warthog society. It is used to scare away some of Scar's hyena henchmen toward the end of the movie.
    • In The Lion King II: Simba's Pride, Timon intentionally uses Pumbaa's...emissions as a threat against Zira's Amazon Brigade. They run away fast.
  • Kenny dies from having his heart replaced with a baked potato when he's in the hospital for lighting his fart explosively in the beginning of South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut. Unlike earlier, the death sticks, and kick-starts the plot. In other words, he was hoist by his own petard.
  • Robots has a scene where everyone in Aunt Fannie's house is making fart noises with their armpits (heard only during a stationary outdoor shot). Aunt Fannie one-ups them all with a real one that shakes the world and actually kills a robot lamp post outside, whose dying words were: "Lady... please... see a doctor... ungh."
  • Despicable Me: "I said DART Gun!" The sequel features a 21 Fart Gun salute.

    Films — Live Action 
  • Mystery Men features the Spleen, whose superpower is superpowered flatulence. The origin comes from the curse of a gypsy woman. (A deliberate Artistic License - Biology example, as even curse-enhanced farts have nothing to do with the spleen.)
    "One day, while walking with some friends, I accidentally cut the cheese. Well, in my adolescent awkwardness, I blamed it on an old gypsy woman who happened to be passing by. Big mistake! The gypsy woman placed a curse upon my head. Because I smelt it, she decreed I would forevermore be he who dealt it!"
    • And, naturally enough, he is virtually the only team member whose power is both effective and can be used on demand...
    • However, an archaic definition of "spleen" is "ill humor, bad temper, or spite." Fits with what he did to the gypsy and what she did in return.
  • In the film Zoom: Academy for Superheroes one of the potential candidates for the team is "Jupiter the Gas Giant". He doesn't quite make the cut.
  • Windy Winston from The Garbage Pail Kids Movie, who uses his gas while fighting, or to just gross people out.
  • This pretty much the raison d'ętre of the evergreen children's film Thunderpants.
  • In Starship Troopers, the alien army has a literal fartillery, capable of taking down a large spaceship. It's less farting and more projectile... gobbets of bio-plasma.
  • In the third Tremors film, the Shriekers metamorphose into "Assblasters", creatures capable of getting airborne by igniting their own farts.
  • In Dumb and Dumber, Jim Carrey's character lights his fart (in a daydream), which makes him the hit of the party.
  • The titular character in Theodore Rex interrogates someone this way. Surprisingly, it doesn't work.
  • And in Scooby Doo Monsters Unleashed, Shaggy lit one of Scooby's farts to generate a flamethrower effect against The Miner Fourty'Niner.
  • In the 1996 remake of The Nutty Professor, there is a dream sequence in which Sherman has a nightmare about being a giant and destroying the city with a fart that accidentally catches fire.
  • In the 2010 version of the Green Hornet, Kato gives Britt a gun that, in his words, "shoots farts at people". Didn't help that the gas was GREEN, either.
  • Major Payne knocks out one of his JROTC recruits with a fart after he tries to pull a Laxative Prank.
  • The Big Bad's hooker minion in Hanger uses queefs to torture a man.

    Literature 
  • In Artemis Fowl, the Dwarves possesses a wide range of gastrointestinally-based superpowers. Including superfarts. At one point, Badass Battle Butler Butler (That's his name) is Blown Across the Room by one of these, much to his chagrin. Artemis himself occasionally refers to the rear end of a dwarf as "a wide-bore weapon".
  • The BFG by Roald Dahl has a drink with bubbles that sink. And make you "fly".
  • Errol the Dragon from Discworld is a rocket-flight version — justified in that he specifically eats things in order to manufacture rocket fuel in his chemical-distillery insides. Word of God says that Errol is a throwback to the lunar dragons.
    • Lunar Dragons, as seen in The Last Hero, flame from... that end. This is largely because they live on a low-gravity environment, and a weapon that stops you in midflight is worthless.
  • Hidden Talents by David Lubar has a kid nicknamed Hindenburg for his tendency to, well... He even manages to blow open a closet door.
  • The (aptly-named) Gasman, a.k.a. Gazzy from Maximum Ride. Not only can they incapacitate foes with their smell, they're toxic green.
  • In the war novel SS General by Sven Hassel, Porta has a sudden attack of deafeningly-loud farts while they're trying to sneak through the Russian lines.
    "Well, just try and control it!" I snapped. "It's like a bloody cannon going off!"
    "Stick a cork up your bum," suggested Tiny.
    "Germany's secret weapon," I said sourly. "The human champagne bottle... turns his back on the enemy and wipes out whole regiments at a fart!"
  • The Day My Bum (or Butt) Went Psycho, and the sequels. Farts, in this, are used by the bums not only as weapons, but also for flight.
  • In the Courts of the Crimson Kings by S. M. Stirling. Do the methane-powered living rifles of the Martians count?
  • The children's book series Walter the Farting Dog, which is Exactly What It Says on the Tin.
  • There is a traditional Japanese children's fable whose title, when translated to English, is The Farting Wife. In it, a man marries a beautiful woman who is his dream girl, but her farts are so enormous they're capable blowing people and things away.
  • In the Harry Potter book Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, this is what a Fire Crab does (despite actually being a turtle). The video game later shows how it does it.

    Live Action TV 
  • The Power of Kroll is the only Doctor Who story centred entirely around farts (methane production from a giant alien creature).
    • The Slitheen have really smelly farts. This isn't much use to them (it has to do with "gas exchange"), but it is useful to the Doctor, who realizes what species they are from the way their farts smell.
    • In the charity spoof episode "Doctor Who and the Curse of Fatal Death", the Doctor and his companion are exploring the ruins of the planet Tersurus, which was inhabited by a now-vanished race called the Tersurons, the most kindly and peaceful race in the universe. They were shunned by all because they used flatulence as their means of communication.
      "So what happened to them?"
      "They discovered fire."
  • Neds Declassified School Survival Guide has the dreaded Timmy Toot-Toot, who actually refers to his brain-blasting farts as his gift. On one occasion, an attempt to harness them as an alternative fuel source backfired, and forced the school to evacuate.
  • In The Young Ones episode "Cash", Mike accidentally ignites one of Vivien's farts, causing an explosion that demolishes the house.
  • Farscape plays with this by having Rygel fart helium, but only when he's nervous.
    • Or angry!
    • Played for laughs in the episode John Quixote where the game character Rigel plays can shoot flame from his rear end.
  • The supervillain Geyser Girl from Amazing Extraordinary Friends has farts capable of knocking people unconscious.
  • In an Angel episode "Blood Money", Cordelia has a vision of a great fire-breathing monster. It's referred to in Getting Crap Past the Radar fashion; Gunn and Wesley attempt to sneak up on it from behind, and flames appear, coming from the (offscreen) giant monster. Gunn laments "I thought you said it breathed fire!"
  • The Le Corbussier et Papin sketches in The Smell of Reeves and Mortimer. Literally in one of sketches, as rapid fart-firing knocks a cyclist off his bike and into a lake; metaphorical in others.
  • Happens in a case of 1000 Ways to Die, named Gas-Holed. An ass-man proctologist forgets to tell a stripper with a nice ass to not eat anything before operating on her; she eats a HUGE chilli dog and later lets out a big fart during the surgery... accidentally blowing up the cauterizer and burning the Dirty Old Man doc's face and lungs.
    • In Work of Fart, a frat boy is trying to win a farting contest by getting a coach with some of the weirdest methods imaginable. The coach dies when the frat boy accidentally ignites a big one, inadvertently setting the coach on fire.
  • The Beast Battery Ovirappoo from Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger allows Kyoryuzin to release a stinky fart that weakens enemies.
    • It was once used to provide the (sickly yellow, extremely smelly) smoke for a Smoke Out. It's performed by loading it into your weapon, and pointing up; the smoke comes from the back of the grip.
  • In the Brazilian comedy show Casseta & Planeta Urgente, the show's Mega Corp. Organizaçőes Tabajara (an Expy of ACME) had various products and appliances based on farting power. One of the most notable was the "Kit Labareda", which allowed you to ignite your farts and create various fireworks effects.

    Myths & Religion 
  • General Pumpkin of Korean Folklore was both Blessed and cursed by this ability.
  • There have also been serious or not so serious speculation on whether the milky way was formed from the gas of an Ancient Astronaut released into space.
  • In many stories, Kappa have incredibly powerful flatulence, some say they even possess two anuses, and the trait even led to an old saying about something having less importance then a Kappa's fart. Conversely this was also used against them, and there is more than one piece of ancient art with a human using fartillery on the Kappa instead. One such example can be found here.
  • The little-known bonnacon is a mythological beast from Asia with a head like a bull, but with horns that curl in towards each other. As these horns are useless for defense, the bonnacon typically attacks by running away from its pursuers while letting out a gigantic fart that also spatters its dung everywhere, covering as much as two acres in sloppy cow dung that burns anything it touches.
  • A common explanation in mythology for skunks' stench. Some legends even say they can kill with it.

    Puppet Shows 
  • When The Funday Pawpet Show started in '99, one of the regular features was the "Poot Board" on which it was recorded how many times and which puppeteer ripped one loose over the course of the four hour show. Generally Yappy and JR are the Poot Kings.

    Video Games 
  • Super Mario Bros.:
    • Wario, in most of his recent incarnations, has some variety of gas-based power. In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, it's his B Down special attack; he can also create dangerous gas clouds in Super Mario Strikers.
    • Taken over the top in the initial trailer where the fart creates a cloud you'd commonly associate with an A-Bomb... people pretty much speculated that this was his Final Smash, but surprisingly, it wasn't.
      • While not capable of creating such an impressive effect ingame, the Wario Waft is still by far Wario's strongest attack, though oddly, it's substantially less deadly at a full charge then it is anywhere between half charged and fully charged. Unless he's using his Wario-Man final smash, in which case the fully charged fart is an almost guaranteed OHKO.
    • After losing a battle, O'Chunks from Super Paper Mario will blast off using fart propulsion.
      • There's also a common enemy, Cherbil, which somewhat resembles a... well, just look at it. It attacks by spraying a gas that causes various status effects from between its... cheeks. The in-game tattle information even alludes to this:
    "Some say the gas come from their mouths. Some say it comes from elsewhere...... Oh, dear..."
  • The Hare species from Monster Rancher frequently has "Gas" as one of its special attacks. While it doesn't do much damage, it does decrease Guts quite a bit. They're not the only species to have such an attack—while not explicitly stated to be a "gas attack" (groan), the Whirlwind move done by the Garu species does look a little… suspicious.
    • It's also employed by Apes, which only appear in some of the games. As well as being used by Hare in the anime, though cut from the American dub, in which is was far more powerful.
  • The web-based Flash game Puzzle Farter—well, come on, the title pretty much says it all, doesn't it? This one has the "rocket propulsion" brand of flatulence.
  • Pey'j in Beyond Good & Evil has a pair of Jet-Boots than run on— well, I'll let him explain:
    Pey'j: They run on home-made bio-carburant. Here's the pocket of pressurized methane... (points to seat of pants) To fire 'em up, just contract your abdominal muscles!
  • Boogerman. The titular character fights monsters with an arsenal of bodily functions, which of course includes long-range fartillery. After collecting the 'Chili Pepper' powerup, he can also use his flaming flatulence to reach new heights!
  • Earthquake on Samurai Shodown has a fart attack as his special move...
    • Namely, it's a grapple. Step one, grab victim's head. Step two, turn so rear is near victim's head. Step three ... Step four, PROFIT (and giggle knowingly). Interestingly, in the second game, he (along with the smaller ninjas Hanzo and Galford) has a duplication technique. For the others, slashing the wrong ninja leaves either a fire (Hanzo) or electricity (Galford) bomb. Earthquake's leaves ... let's call it 'gas'.
    • The voice that announces the character at the start of the fight has a thick Japanese accent. It literally pronounces the name as "Ass-quake."
  • Tekken
    • In some games Kuma (and, by extension, Panda) had the uber-powerful 'Bear Fart' attack. Next-to-zero range and long windup, but if it DOES hit, it's practically an instant knockout. Considering that that means it's potent enough to knock down a one-and-a-half-ton combat robot (Jack), that may just be THE most lethal fart around.
    • Likewise Gon has the less devastating, but still potent "Gon with the Wind"
    • Kuma retains the 'Bear Fart' attack as one of his supers in Street Fighter X Tekken, with the only major difference is that it is not an instant knockout like it is in the Tekken games. Although Guile (the first Street Fighter character to be…"introduced" to the attack) might say otherwise…
  • The Bile Demons of Dungeon Keeper fart deadly poison gas as their tertiary (secondary in the sequel) attack.
  • In the Monster Hunter games, the Congalala uses this as its signature form of offense, and can be troublesome due to it making you too nauseous to use items temporarily if it connects. It even unleashes a giant fart instead of roaring, but it's still loud enough to hurt an unprotected hunter's ears.
  • In Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus, Abe can let out a particularly nasty bit of flatuence when he drinks Soulstorm Brew; these farts can be possessed via chanting, moved to a target location and detonated. If left unpossessed, they'll detonate after a few seconds anyway.
  • Sudeki has the Siege Ogre, whose farts are so deadly they can poison you.
  • In Mortal Kombat Deception, Bo'Rai Cho has this as a fartality.
  • The ape Chaos from Primal Rage has a move called Fart of Fury, shown in the page image.
  • Fo Fai from Battle Arena Toshinden has a secret move that does exactly this. It's not All There in the Manual.
    • Likewise with the monkey Bay-Hou, his replacement in Toshinden 3.
    • "A" secret move? 2 actually. The back-up-front semi-circle command produces a teeny tiny("only" the size of his head) fart with a sound similar to his name(fo). The special button-press move(whose command is revealed after you defeat Gaia) produces the same sound effect, accompanied by a gigantic blasty sound, with a long stream of fiery balls the size of Fo himself.
  • In Rampage Through Time, Harley the warthog's special power is called Boar Butt Blast.
  • Olaf in The Lost Vikings 2 uses farts to mini-jump or to elevate himself while gliding. Not to mention destroying the brick floors.
  • One of the attacks used by Orange in Gunstar Heroes.
  • Busuzima from Bloody Roar has a particularly vile throw that incorporates one of these.
  • In Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, Stunky (a skunk Pokémon) can learn Flamethrower. It doesn't fire it from its mouth. It can also have the explosive Aftermath ability and learn Explosion, which could presumably originate from the same...area.
    • Chimchar, the fire starter from the same game, is an ape with a flaming backside. Its Pokedex entry even indicates that it's "fueled by gas produced in its belly".
    • Skuntank from Team Skull in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time/Darkness/Sky teams up with Koffing to do a "stinky gas attack". Skuntank, of course, turns around to do this...
    • Skuntank's cry sounds, quite obviously, pretty much like a fart. Same goes for its pre-evolution Stunky. Just a coincidence?
  • In the now defunct outside Korea MMORPG Dragongem, the thief class can stun enemies with their gas.
  • Likewise the thieves in Dragonica's second Alpha could use a fart attack to poison them. However it seems, for beta, it has been removed from the class, and given to the Battle Mage.
  • A species of flying bugs in Final Fantasy VIII use the aptly named "Fart" skill, to berserk opponents.
    • The Earth Eater Bonus Boss from Final Fantasy X looks like it's farting the Flare spell, although it's actually bouncing it off its own auto-reflect. However, it can only do this while its behind is pointing at you.
  • In the custom built fighting game M.U.G.E.N, Peter Griffin uses farts as a flamethrower (known as the Anal Torch).
    • The goblin character Menelikke does the same in his super. There's also the giantess Delilah who, in one of her alternate versions, has a full screen gas attack.
    • And there's also Gustavo, whose only attacks are... well, farts.
    • One version of Ice Man accidentally farts as his taunt. Those caught in the cloud will take damage and be stunned.
    • Franko Pedalowski by Most Mysterious has a fart as a super. The level 3 version of it has him shitting A HUGE TV
  • In Battle Chess II: Chinese Chess, one of the pieces (I believe it is the minister) attacks by turning around, bending over and blasting thier opponent away.
  • The Expansion Pack and Sequel Demo of the freeware fighter Secret of the 8 Stones is based entirely around this. Well, and Fetish Fuel
  • In Shrek SuperSlam, a fighting game based around the Shrek series, the title character has a move called "Green Storm", which is a huge fart.
  • Magician's Quest: Mysterious Times has the weirdest application of "Farts as a weapon", ever. In addition to just causing mischief, you can use the "Flatulence" spell to make ghosts pass gas... and in the process, launch into the air like a rocket, getting rid of them until you leave the screen.
  • In GU Fighter, a mugen-like system based around forum members, a few attack this way. One has sprite's based off of Tekken Gon and attacks with a green cloud. The second is based off of Fernandeath and attacks by farting out a series of black spheres. Finally is one based on Tails who has both a projectile and instant death super.
  • In Tatsunoko vs. Capcom, one of Hakushon Daimaou's supers ends in a fart.
  • The Rat King and his followers in Little King's Story attack this way. Potentially the first borderline Eldritch Abomination to have a fart attack.
  • The Samnites in the LucasArts strategy game Gladius can learn a skill called, appropriately enough, "Befoul Area". Becomes a Game Breaker when paired with the Executioner's Sword, which instantly kills a damaged enemy — resulting in a unit that can kill multiple enemies by farting on them. Not so silent... but deadly!
  • The first videogame example, way back in 1985. Po-Chin in Yie Ar Kung Fu 2 is known as the Poison Gas Warrior. There's still argument on whether they're really farts or not, but the sprites certainly look like it.
    • It should be noted that the game was on multiple computer systems and consoles. In the most detailed he simply breaths fire, which goes against his name, and the fact he turns around and bends over in the other versions. Make of that what you will.
  • Moguralian β attempts to do this in Undercover Cops when he's about to die.
  • Two examples in the Prinny series. In the first game, the boss Gourmet Ogre uses one as an attack. In the sequel one of the game's powerups let's you do a gas assisted jump to float.
    • In Disgaea 4, the Dragon's first skill has it get sent into a sneezing fit by a stray feather that predictably ends with the target getting roasted, only the flames don't come from the dragon's mouth (The attack being called "Break Wind" kind of gives it away, though).
  • In a long forgotten game known as Slaughter Sport, you fight a gargoyle name "Guano" who has a said ability...
    • It's actually the sequel to an even less known PC game called Tongue of the Fat Man, also known as Mondo's Fight Palace. In it, the Behemoth has a similar attack. Though due to range issues it's far less useful then Guano's.
  • In Stubbs the Zombie, one of Stubbs' first special attacks he gets is that of an area of effect fart attack that stuns any enemies surrounding him as they gag on the fumes.
  • This is one of the orcs' special attacks in Orc Attack: Flatulent Rebellion.
  • In Live A Live, both Pogo and Gouri have a gas attack.
  • Gas coming from pants is a powerup in Backyard Sports: Rookie Rush.
  • In the action-adventure game Bonetown, almost every special attack is fart-based.
  • In Vay, the fairy Sirufa is subject to a curse of "seismic flatulence" which the protagonists exploit as a means of travel. However, if each party member is not equipped with a Filtration Mask, the noxious winds kill them all.
  • Kato & Ken in the PC Engine game Kato-chan Ken-chan use farting as a weapon. The US Bowdlerization JJ & Jeff replaced this with a spray can.
  • Stacking features the repeated appearances of Meriwether Malodor, a man know for incredible flatulence. In addition to using his gases on their own worth, late game puzzles involve using them to blow up obstacles by lighting them. His fiance, Felicity Fowler, apparently has *flowery* flatulence that can overpower even Meriwether.
  • Bug! has a gas mask-wearing stink bug in the swamp level that turns around when Bug gets near, and then farts in Bug's face! It then apologizes to Bug for doing so, saying that it just ate.
  • In Fable III, while it isn't used as an attack, your character's flatulence is remarkably strong. When you do the fart interaction, there's a brief part of the animation where it appears to blow the NPC away slightly and the animation ends with the other character passing out from the smell.
  • In Ōkami, Amaterasu has an attack that isn't really flatulence, but rather close to it. There's an enemy in the series called Clay Soldier, who will attack by turning around and blasting you with a fart. They share a moveset with one of the masked enemies in the North, who also uses it.
  • Woolseyism (and censorship) turned Dalton's battle-ending move in Chrono Trigger into a belch, but in the original Japanese, he's farting.
  • In Red Faction: Armaggedon, after completing the game, you can get a weapon called Mr. Toots, a cute toy Unicorn... that farts lethal rainbow-colored beams of horrible death! Here.
  • One of the bosses of Mini Ninjas attacks by fanning clouds of farts towards the players.
  • The second boss of Maka Maka, Princess Gourmet, whose only real attack is farting. It's also the only way to escape her stomach after she eats you!
  • In Saints Row: The Third, if you upgrade the Flashbang grenade to the maximum, it becomes a 'Fart in a Jar', leaving a green cloud that will stun enemies and often make them barf.
  • In Lost Kingdoms, the Hobgoblins have an attack by farting on Katia. If Katia is hit, she will turn green and stop every 2 seconds because of the smell.
  • In Diablo III, Ghom, the demon lord of gluttony, has a gas cloud attack. Okay, it might be a burp, because he has four mouths, but he could have four of something else too. After you defeat him, his corpse subsides with a long, drawn-out, and very rude sound, accompanied by more gas.
  • In Plants vs. Zombies 2, the Chili Bean plant gives zombies gas so potent, they actually fart themselves to death. The noxious cloud also paralyzes any zombies standing behind them in the row and does a small amount of damage to them.
  • In South Park: The Stick of Truth, Grand Wizard Cartman and New Kid can do several different types of this both in battle (requiring magic) and outside. Outside of battle, farting at an open flame can result in explosions. Also, enemies that are farted on in (or just before) battle act as if poisoned (or "grossed out" in game terms).
  • Farting Felix, an indie platformer about a flatulent fox.
  • Black Rose has a secret ending where the player can find a vial of purple fluid in one of the previously locked rooms during the final chase sequence. After drinking it, the player can be rewarded with the sound of an unnaturally long fart, following by the sound of the ghost coughing and falling to the floor. According to Word of God, this is a joke ending where the player kills the ghost.

    Web Comics 
  • In The Adventures of Dr. McNinja, one of the myriad improbable opponents that Dr. McNinja goes up against is a man whose abs are so incredibly developed that they've transformed into a six-pack jetpack powered by flatulence.
  • DBZ parody Buttlord GT centers around Kevin and his son Glutes, both of whom excel in energy attacks expelled from the rectum.
  • PvP features a troll by the name of Skull whose farts are sufficiently noxious to clear rooms, kill plants, and induce hallucinations.
  • Baby Man of Axe Cop jets around with his.
  • In The Order of the Stick it has yet to be seen "on screen", but this dialogue implies that the Monster in the Darkness's farts are quite powerful:
    MitD: That wasn't me this time! They didn't even SERVE baked beans today!
    O-Chul: No, friend. I think that earth-shattering sound did not originate in your bowels, for once.
  • Dave Johnson's "Flatulene" uses this as its central premise, a heroine with a "brimstone butt". Read the origin story here (Warning: NSFW)
  • Ayanah from pawn was saved from certain death from an undead Eldritch Abomination by accidentally letting one rip in its face.

    Web Original 

    Western Animation 
  • In the Danny Phantom episode "Memory Blank", Danny accidently shot an ecto blast out the wrong end. He was still trying to relearn his powers. We got this gem out of Tucker:
    Tucker: Dude! Watch where you point that thing!
  • Billy from The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy, in a childhood flashback by his father, uses his flatulence as propulsion to win fastest baby races, and somehow was certified as a genius because of this.
  • South Park
    • In the first episode, Cartman's Farts on Fire were needed to summon the aliens. In a Season 11 episode, Cartman injected apple juice into his veins to worsen the frequency and potency of his farts as a weapon against a Muslim couple he was demanding information from.
    • In the Terrance and Phillip special "Not Without My Anus", Canada defeats the invasion of Iraq by using their own brand of chemical warfare - mass farting which kills Saddam Hussein.
  • In the episode of The Powerpuff Girls in which they premiere, the Rowdyruff Boys create a toxic cloud of gas to stop the Powerpuffs.
    "Good thing we had those burritos for lunch!"
  • Dexter's Laboratory
    • In one episode, Dexter eats a huge burrito and gets a stomach ache. Thinking he's about to explode, he goes to say goodbye to his parents. His dad tells him to "let 'er rip" — and he does, with such force that the TV behind him is totally demolished. Dexter's parents are aghast. Not only that, but the pullout shots indicate that the fart is so loud, the entire universe hears it. The episode irises out on Dexter's butt, just as another literally Earth-shattering stinker is emitted.
  • Samurai Jack has the episode "Jack and the Farting Dragon." Need we say more?
  • Family Guy
    • One gag shows the Big Bang was the result of God lighting his fart in celebration of beating his roommate at arm wrestling.
    • In the Viewer Mail episode, Peter has Chris use his pyrokinesis powers to light a fart, creating a flamethrower-like stream from his butt.
  • The titular character from Fleabag Monkeyface has farting as one of his two main superpowers, the other one being burping.
  • The episode "Silent But Dino" from Kung Fu Dino Posse centers around Chow having foul gas after eating food the Big Bad secretly delivered to him. The bad guy later uses all his flatulence to create a giant methane monster.
    • And towards the end of the same episode, Chow is forced to wear a diaper that gets rid of the stench of his gas, but turns it into "environmentally healthy" flames, which come in handy when he has to "fly" and fight the bad guy's minions.
  • In Roughnecks, the short-lived spinoff of Starship Troopers the alien Bugs deploy literal fartillery. And no, it wasn't a joke.
  • One episode of Beast Wars ended with Rhinox accidentally destroying Tarantulus' laboratory and defeating the Predacons this way. Megatron had only himself to blame, though—Rhinox's indigestion came about due to a virus he sicked on the Maximals; it drained his energy, so he had to recuperate by eating the wild beans around the Maximal base. The actual shot was a real ripper. As Rhinox turns, the camera shows his rear aiming towards Megatron, who has a pure look of This Is Gonna Suck, then we cut to a Distant Reaction Shot from space as Rhinox's blast is shown to be clearly visible from orbit.
  • Johnny Test: Johnny X's signature Flaming Power Poots.
  • The Ripping Friends had Citracet become Stinky Butt the Foul after visiting the center of the Earth. Oddly he's one of the most powerful foes they've faced, with powers ranging from butt-propelled flight to "hot pepper grenades" to being able to fart out a sentient mass of stench, eyes, and teeth as his ultimate attack.
  • In the Ben 10 episode "Don't Drink the Water", the younger Ben uses his gas as "Stinkyfly" to defeat some giant plants.
  • In ˇMucha Lucha!, The Flea had this as his signature move.
  • In Skunk Fu!, the title character Skunk, who is a skunk, expels green gas from his butt, sometimes to save the day. However, skunks actually spray a bad smelling chemical rather than really smelly air.
  • In Tiny Toon Adventures, Fifi La Fume has a similarly off stench mechanism — she slaps her tail on the ground repeatedly, fanning the otherwise low-mobility gas around the vicinity. Subverted, as it comes from her tail.
  • In Grossology, all of the villain Fartor's powers (and schemes) are based around farting. Including a farting Humongous Mecha! Basso Profundo, another villain, uses super-powerful burps.
  • Chowder
    • The title character often farts. Occasionally, they're so potent, they knock people unconscious and in at least one instance actually flew by propelling himself with a giant fart.
    • In the blackout episode, Mung was perfectly content of waiting inside a giant blender-like machine with Schnitzel until the power goes back on... until Schnitzel's Big Boom Boom Bean toot clouds rolled in.
  • In The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, Carl's N-Men alias is Belch Boy. His superpower is basically Black Canary's, only with burps. Libby also gets this power in "League of Villains" when they all end up with the wrong powers.
  • In the Jackie Chan Adventures episode "Relics of Demons Past", the writers give Jade a belching habit for the sole purpose of infusing her with Wind Demon Chi and making her burps conjure up nasty windstorms. After the episode, it's never brought up again.
  • Similar to the Jimmy Neutron example, in one episode of Phineas and Ferb the group decides to make a superhero cartoon of themselves. When asked what super power he'd like, Bufford gives a deep speech on the psychological ramifications of a person's thoughts on superpowers. And then immediately chooses Belchman.
  • In The Problem Solverz episode "Awesome Banditz", Alfe forces Roba to eat beans so he can fart and give the racing elevator a speed boost.
  • In the "Prank Master" episode of Fanboy and Chum Chum, Chum Chum's underwear "explodes" on Yo.
  • In American Dragon Jake Long, Jake sometimes uses his dragon powers to fart fire.
  • In ReBoot, one episode featured a video game that was clearly a parody of Pokemon. Bob, changed into a dragonlike creature, is ordered to use his "Nuclear Bottom Burp" attack.
  • The Legend of Korra in episode 10 Meelo, Tenzin's toddler son took out a bunch of chi-blockers with his "Fartbending".
  • In an episode of The Cleveland Show, "A Brown Thanksgiving", Auntie Momma (formerly Uncle Kevin) leaves the Brown house by putting on roller skates and using her flatulence to rocket off down the road.
  • A short from well-known German Kids TV had the hippo Susi Wong, who could get airborne by driving a propeller with her farts.

    Real Life 
  • Le Pétomane, a French performer, made his career out of breaking wind. Even performed at the Moulin Rouge!, although did not appear in the film. Could imitate musical instruments, blow out candles, and with the help of an ocarina and a rubber tube, play La Marseillaise.
  • Jeff Foxworthy's "Courtesy Sniffs" bit.
    "I had to throw that shirt away, you know that?"
  • George Carlin's solution to the terrorist problem? The Flatulent Airborne Reaction Team, or F.A.R.T. Three guesses as to what kind of weapons they used.
  • Colonoscopy. Afterwards, you have to fart to clear the inserted air out of your system. The nurses encourage this. Any embarrassment is erased by the lingering muscle relaxants in your system.
    • Gastric bypass surgery. To make sure that they don't nick your intestines (causing peritonitis) and not notice, they inflate them with nitrous oxide. Once you got out of surgery, you're farting laughing gas.
  • Fart flies.
  • Howard Stern doesn't dress as Fartman anymore, but he recreated his alter-ego for the first few minutes of his movie Private Parts.
  • http://archive.student.bmj.com/issues/02/05/education/139.php:
    "This night was the result of careful preparation with large amounts of curry and beer providing excellent substrate, I was informed. Unimpressed at the thought of any further delay to my latest (video taped) instalment of Eastenders, I was assured that I was "in for a real treat."Balanced on the edge of the sofa, my three flatmates carefully leaned back and lifted their legs up in the air. Then each excitedly lit a match and held it to the seat of their trousers. We were still all in the dark, and, after a protracted countdown, I witnessed the greatest firework display I'd ever seen. Jets of blue flame (bigger and bluer than the flame on your grandmother's brandy soaked Christmas pudding) emanated from each of them in a perfectly synchronised performance."
  • In his biography, André the Giant is mentioned as having cleared many a restaurant of pesky autograph hunters (the obnoxious kind who won't leave a celebrity alone once identified) with flatulence. Where does a gassy 7' tall, 500 lb gorilla sit? Anywhere he wants to.
  • The Swedish word for "speed" is "Fart." Make of that what you will.


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