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Have you ever had one of those days when you're just walking along and then suddenly something bites you in the ass? Or the stomach? It eats your partially digested breakfast, a few major organs, and maybe a good segment of your spine. Now you have a massive hole running through your body and your day is ruined. What else can you do but to ''keep walking and ignore it''?

Fortunately, as you are a fictional character, you do not fall down due to your loss of support structure. Nor do you die before you hit the ground because your organs just got ripped out. However, most real-life living bodies have a very specific anatomy, with most vital systems in the torso and the head. If a hole ever got punched through any of that, you would crumple over. And die. Yes, very specific.

This trope is about bodily integrity. For this trope to work, the character does not necessarily have to survive, nor does it have to be the torso. A multi-inch or more hole running through any vitally important part of the body will do. The most important factor is that their body remains stable as if nothing happened.

This trope works for- or against- either MadeOfIron or MadeOfPlasticine, DependingOnTheWriter. Similar to a bigger version of InvisibleHoles. Sometimes paired with MadeOfExplodium for [[RuleOfCool whatever reason]], and frequently caused by ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice or an ImpactSilhouette. Often you can expect the interior surface of the hole to be MadeOfBologna.

Not to be confused with TotemPoleTrench where the bottom person looks through the coat.



* A Sidekicks Pediasure TV commercial ends with the aesop "Kids are what they eat." Then it shows [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ph97IMNk15o a donut-girl]].

[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' is the king of this trope. Most of the villain characters have holes going clear through very important parts of their body. Justified in that Hollows and Arrancar are spiritual beings without actual physical form, so theoretically the laws of biology don't apply (although many apparently still do). Most have one through the middle of their chests where the heart is, because the process of Hollowfication transforms the heart into a Hollow's mask. Even when Arrancarisation shatters most of the mask, the hole does not reform.
** Luppi has a Hollow hole somewhere, though it is never revealed. It definitely is not in the spot where Grimmjow shoves his hand clear through Luppi's stomach, giving him a second and decidedly more painful hole.
** Aaroniero's Hollow hole is located on his left thigh. Pretty important bone right there, probably some major veins as well. Has no problems, though considering what his head and zanpakuto look like, his body underneath his clothing [[EldritchAbomination probably isn't that humanoid]] anyways.
** Grimmjow in particular has one taking up most of the space between his ribcage and his pelvis.
** Nnoitra has a hole through his ''brain''. The difference between a Hollow hole and a regular hole is emphasized when Kenpachi stabs through Nnoitra's eyepatch, leading to the reveal of his Hollow hole and causing Nnoitra to comment something along the lines of, "you're right, no-one could survive a stab to the head. But your sword didn't stab me, it passed right through!"
** Ulquiorra's hole is an interesting case, as it starts in his neck before migrating down over the course of the story. His usage of the trope is mildly lampshaded in the story as Ulquiorra tends to punch a hole in his enemies exactly where his own hollow hole is located (and when he does it to Ichigo, Ichigo almost dies).
** When Ulquiorra blasts a hole through Ichigo's chest with a point-blank cero, the anime has a nice slow pan across the area so you can see the landscape through it.
** Played two different ways with Aizen. During his and Ichigo's final battle, Aizen has three (presumably Hollow) holes in his torso. He's no more affected by these than any other Hollow, but his body slumps over earlier on when [[spoiler:Gin]]'s poison eats a hole out of the majority of his torso.
** One of the most stretching moments has Byakuya Kuchiki blowing a baseball-sized hole clean through Tsukishima's chest and back, (which had to take segments of his spine, lungs, and heart, etc.), and outside of his Fullbring, Tsukishima is a normal human. Rather than it being an insta-kill, Tsukishima's co-conspirator points out that he'll die in "ten minutes",[[labelnote:*]]somehow sensing him from ''a different [[AlternateDimension pocket dimension]]'',[[/labelnote]] during which he's '''still''' able to get up, try to sneak attack Ichigo, and afterward endure a massive VillainousBreakdown. [[spoiler: Later chapters reveal that he did indeed die from the wound, but you gotta give him credit]].
** White is a notable aversion, whose Hollow hole has been filled with a veiny substance. However, [[spoiler: Masaki]] starts growing one when she inadvertently [[spoiler:assimilates him]].
** Rose gets a star-shaped one courtesy of Mask de Masculine's Star Flash attack.
** [[spoiler:Komamura]] gets one of these when he [[spoiler:cuts out his heart]] to gain a more powerful human form. It's only visible when an attack scorches the skin off his chest, however.
** Nimaiya gets this courtesy of [[spoiler:Lille Barro shooting him in the chest.]]
** [[spoiler: Izuru Kira]] takes the cake with his reintroduction to the series. Subverted in that his hole is reinforced.
* ''Manga/OnePiece'':
** Minor character Farafra is introduced in the Alabasta arc. He's missing so much of his shoulder that his arm shouldn't be attached anymore.
** Whitebeard gets half his head blasted off before dying, and it's not even what kills him!
** [[spoiler:Portgas D. Ace]] gets [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice an arm through his chest]], leaving a fist-sized hole, and is able to briefly stand before falling over and then talking for a while before dying.
** Several characters in the Punk Hazard arc have their hearts removed by Trafalgar Law, leaving a fist-sized square-shaped hole in their chests. The only reason they don't immediately keel over and die is because of Law's Devil Fruit power sustaining the heart and its functions.
* In ''Manga/DragonBall'', there's when Goku finally kills Demon King Piccolo. Basically, Goku blasts a hole in him big enough for him to fly through. Piccolo gets to say a few lines, spit an egg far away, and say a few more words about it. All while still flying. Then he [[MadeOfExplodium explodes]].
** Then Piccolo later blasts a hole through the right side of Goku's chest. Goku still manages to win.
** Happens again in ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' after Raditz and Goku get drilled through the stomach by Piccolo's [[WaveMotionGun Special Beam Cannon]]. Both of them manage to linger for a little while before dying.
** There is also Trunks, who gets a hole blasted through his chest by Cell after he comes back from his near-death experience. By the text, he doesn't die right away, but he isn't conscious either.
** Vegeta also gets a hole blasted in his chest by Krillin in a gamble to get Dende to heal him so he'll become strong enough to beat Frieza. He is literally seen walking with a hole where his spine should be.
* When Simon defeats [[spoiler:Lordgenome]] in ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'', he blows a round hole through his chest. There's no blood or guts or anything... just a cylindrical void where his guts should be. Which doesn't stop [[spoiler:Lordgenome]] from making a long winded FinalSpeech ''without his lungs''. He gets better. [[OracularHead So]][[WetwareCPU rt]] [[YourMindMakesItReal of.]]
* ''Anime/{{Daitarn 3}}'': Used after Daitarn 3 uses a Sun Attack on a megaborg and crashes through them, leaving a massive hole in their body before exploding. The penultimate episode poked fun at this by using a scatter attack version, literally filling Nendol (the Monster Of The Week in the episode) with holes before [[MadeOfExplodium exploding]].
* In ''Anime/DarkerThanBlack'', when Wei blasted holes in people, one ended up like this. Bonus points for having this [[BlackComedy right over a peephole viewed from another side]].
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'': During his fight with Kidoumaru, Neji has a hole blasted through one of his shoulders. Though it obviously causes him a lot of pain, he is able to continue fighting, even when he takes ''another'' similar blow to his side.
** Later in the same arc, Sasuke puts his Chidori right through Naruto's chest next to his right shoulder, with only Naruto's last-second deflection keeping it from tearing out his heart. Fortunately for Naruto, the catastrophic damage provokes him to start using the Kyuubi's chakra, allowing him to heal the wound within seconds without a trace.
*** This is the ultimate fate of anyone pierced with a Raikiri. Naruto, Haku, Kakuzu, [[spoiler: Rin, and ultimately Obito]].
* ''Manga/SamuraiDeeperKyo'' has Benitora kill Genma with his spear in this fashion, Genma doesn't realize he's been stabbed until a few moments later.
* ''Manga/SoulEater'':
** Shinigami gets part of his head blasted off during his battle with the Kishin. He's fine.
** Sid has one of these going through his head. He's a zombie, so it's presumably how he died.
* Over the course of the series, Alphonse from ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' gets bits and chunks removed from his body, some with very nice rounded edges. Justified in that he's a magically animated suit of armor. At one point he does crumple over.
-->'''Alphonse''': [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Oh, great! Now my arm's come off!! This is a terrible day!]]
* Nagi in ''Manga/DeadmanWonderland'' dies from one of these, but manages to hold down TheDragon so that the protagonists can kill him.
* In the first episode of ''Anime/CowboyBebop'', a potential red-eye buyer is shot in the head, and his assailants are shown through the hole.
* ''Punctures'' by Shintaro Kago uses this in its main plot, where people [[IdiotPlot puncture items or even themselves to solve various daily issues.]] In the series, people have dug holes through their hands, their chests or even straight through their face, but can still seem to function completely normally.
* In an early chapter of ''Manga/{{Claymore}}'', Clare gets a hole punched in her stomach by a yoma. She does ''something'' (not clear what) to stop the bleeding, then finishes off her opponent.
* ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'''s Alucard frequently lets this happen to him. [[FromASingleCell Alucard]] being [[TheJuggernaut Alucard]], he doesn't really care. Otherwise one of the more realistic portrayals of this trope, as pieces will fall off of him.
* The main character in ''Anime/{{Kaiba}}'' has a large, permanent hole right through his chest, which is eventually revealed to have been caused by [[spoiler:acidic poison.]]

* The surrealistic classic ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Madonna_of_Port_Lligat The Madonna of Port Lligat]]'' by Salvador Dali features Saint Mary and Baby Jesus... both with holes in their bodies that don't seem to be hampering them at all. Then again, this is a painting by Dali.
* Dali's ''[[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/fe/Hommage_%C3%A0_Newton.jpg Homage to Newton]]'', in Plaza, Singapore, has holes in the torso and head. They represent open-heartedness and open-mindedness, respectively.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* The StarWarsExpandedUniverse gives us Gargonn the Hutt, who had half his head eaten off. You can see his brain.
** It also gives us the Adarian, a species of aliens with a large, naturally occurring hole in their head.
* Franchise/{{Batman}} villainess Una Nemo AKA "The Absence", currently the trope picture on the WhoEvenNeedsABrain page. Una was shot in the head by gangsters and now has an enormous hole in her forehead and extending all the way through, with no visible brain, yet functions just fine, and may be smarter than before the hole happened. It appears to be a combination of a previously undiagnosed freak medical condition (which resulted in the brain lining the skull rather than sitting in the middle of it) and Gotham City's water supply being seriously tainted.
* In the meta-parody of ''Theatre/JuliusCaesar'' from ''Magazine/{{MAD}} #17'', Caesar's assassins have to repeatedly blast "huge, round, clean-cut holes" in him with [[AnachronismStew "38 cal. swords"]] before he, having more holes than a piece of Swiss cheese, finally says "then fall, Caesar" and topples over.
* The zombies in the graphic novel series ''FUBAR'' sometimes get this. A notable example has a big hole in its torso with its skeleton showing, with a vertebrate missing for good measure.
* ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'': Batman tried blasting through Judge Mortis's chest in a crossover comic, but he still kept coming.
* ''ComicBook/AndersonPsiDivision'': In "Half-Life", Sandra/Cassandra Anderson does this to Judge Death by blasting a hole in his rib cage after the witches Phobia and Nausea completed their ritual on him. As he's already achieved immortality by that point, he reminds her of his CatchPhrase: ''You cannot kill what doesss not live...''
* The fate of Fangry in the original Marvel run of ''ComicBook/TheTransformers'' comic. He tried to attack Grimlock after the Decepticons had effectively massacred the Autobot army and intended to finish the job... unfortunately for Fangry, all he got was punched clean through the chest by Grimlock. With Grimlock's fist ending up all the way out the other side of his back. As one might imagine, this killed Fangry rather effectively.
* Superion actually does this deliberately in ''ComicBook/TheTransformersCombinerWars''. When Menasor tries to stab him, he simply unfolds the panels in his chest and allows Menasor's arm to pass harmlessly through him. [[BoomHeadshot Then he casually shoots Menasor in the face]].
* In ''ComicBook/{{Nightwing}}'' #62 one of the Jokerized criminals in the Slab shoots a large hole in another who is not overly hindered by it while they're fighting Nightwing.

[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' had this happen in a spoof of violent comic books.
-->''"I could feel my spine shatter. It hurt... a lot."''
* In ''ComicStrip/LilAbner'', Fearless Fosdick (the hero of the [[ShowWithinAShow Comic Strip Within a Comic Strip]]) was portrayed as blasting large, round, clean holes (far larger than the calibre of his gun) through the torsos of whoever he shot.

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* ''Disney/{{Mulan}}'': During the "A Girl Worth Fighting For" number, Yao's line is about how his girlfriend will tend his battle scars. The accompanying visual is of the girlfriend peeking through a hole in Yao's chest.
* In ''Film/SpaceJam'', Marvin as the referee accidentally fires his starter gun through Sylvester. Tweety flies through the hole and comments "[[{{Pun}} Holey putty tat!]]"
* In ''Film/OsmosisJones'', Thrax tries to jab a prone Jones in the chest with his lethal-touch fingers, only to find he's stuck his nails into the floor underneath him. As a white blood cell, Osmosis has a mutable body, and made a hole through his own torso for Thrax's hand to pass harmlessly through.
* In ''Disney/WreckItRalph'', one of ''Sugar Rush'''s candy-themed denizens is a cop named Duncan. He's a [[DonutMessWithACop donut]].

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* Blaine from ''Film/{{Predator}}'' gets blasted by the Predator's superweapon. He doesn't survive, but his body doesn't seem to notice it's no longer with spine.
* Near the beginning of ''Film/KungPowEnterTheFist'', the protagonist punches a clean hole straight through a mook's stomach, leaving a solid, cylindrical "stomach plug" lying on the ground, [[LampshadeHanging to the Narrator's astonishment]]. The mook makes a reappearance during the SequelHook, swinging the plug as a weapon from a chain connecting it to his body.
* ''Film/DeathBecomesHer'' plays this for laughs with Goldie Hawn's character Helen, and it's featured in the film's poster, which shows Bruce Willis' arm holding a candlelabra through the opening.
-->'''Madeline''': "You're a fraud, Helen! You're a walking lie, and I can see ''right through you!''"
* In ''Film/TheDukesOfHazzard'' film, Bo Duke is shown a turkey that has a nice hole blown through it.
* During the climax of ''Film/TheQuickAndTheDead'', Gene Hackman's character doesn't think he's been shot until he sees the hole in his shadow.
* Happens to Freddy (via a laser beam shot by Alice) in ''Film/ANightmareOnElmStreet4TheDreamMaster''. He fixes himself up with just a wave of his hand.
* At the beginning of ''Film/VanHelsing'', the title character and Mr. Hyde are conversing about their previous encounter, particularly the hole in Hyde's arm curtesy of Helsing.
* In ''Film/IronMan'', Tony Stark is only alive ''because'' of the hole in his chest (and what he put in it).
** And in the third film, he finishes off an [[HealingFactor extremely resilient]] EliteMook by overpenetrating his chest with the [[ChestBlaster Unibeam]], punching through the guy [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill and the wall behind him]].
-->'''Tony:''' [[PreMortemOneLiner Walk away from]] ''[[PreMortemOneLiner that]]'', [[PreMortemOneLiner you son of a bitch.]]
* In ''Film/ShaunOfTheDead'' Shaun and Ed encounter a zombie woman in their yard, they only realize she's a zombie after they knock her onto a pipe impaling her through the midsection, she then gets up and pulls it out of her and we get a view of them looking through the hole.
* Iceman in ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'', by [[spoiler: ''three'' Sentinels in the climax.]]
* The crew of the ''Silent Mary'' in ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanDeadMenTellNoTales'' are all missing bits and pieces of their bodies due to having died in an explosion. Officer Santos has a hole through most of his torso, with a stub of exposed spine.

* Played with in ''Literature/HarryPotter''. Nearly-Headless Nick was decapitated, but not all the skin got cut. The remaining skin should tear apart from the weight of his head, but instead acts as a very sturdy hinge. Justified since he's a ghost and his head doesn't actually have any weight.
** Averted as much as possible in ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets'', when Harry has the bones in his forearm magically removed. It doesn't leave a hole, but his forearm goes all Gumby, and he can't use his hand because the muscles aren't attached to anything.
* In the ''Franchise/StarWars'' ''Literature/DarkNestTrilogy'', R2-D2 starts complaining about damage he suffered during a firefight. When Han and Luke inspect him, they discover a hole in his dome that they can see each other through.
* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'': After [[spoiler: Tessa critically injures Michael]], infuriated Harry burns her through with a gargantuan blowtorch of anger-fueled magical fire. [[spoiler: Being a fallen angel, she survives, but only barely.]]
* At one point in ''Literature/EdenGreen'', Tedrin has horrifying injuries to his torso, and Eden notices that she can see right through in one spot.
* In Aimee Bender's book "The Girl in the Flammable Skirt", the short story ''Marzipan'' begins with this lovely image:
-->One week after his father died, my father woke up with a hole in his stomach. It wasn't a small hole, some kind of mild break in the skin, it was a hole the size of a soccer ball and it went all the way through. You could now see behind him like he was an enlarged peephole.
* In ''Literature/CarnageInNewYork'', when Carnage attacks the "Feed 'Em All" fundraiser party, an artist throws a metal statue of a nude woman at him. Cletus throws it back, punching a hole clean through the artist's stomach.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* Happens to a villain in an episode of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration''. His species had a highly decentralized internal body structure that granted them this ability, resulting in a rare use of [[DisintegratorRay a phaser set to "disintegrate"]] by the ''heroes'' on that series. The CGI and ChromaKey needed to accomplish the effect looked pretty impressive for the era.
* An elaborate magic trick sometimes performed where the magician's assistant will be run through with a large 12"+ diameter drill. The drill is removed and they're fine! Averted ''magically!''
* Mentioned in the ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' episode "Safe", when Shepherd Book is shot. Zoe talks about a soldier she knew in the war who had a hole shot clean through his shoulder that "used to keep a spare hanky in there."
* In ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers,'' the Dragon Zord Fighting Mode's FinishingMove is to use its staff - tipped with the Dragonzord's tail drill - to stab straight through the MonsterOfTheWeek. We get a view of the Zord as if you were looking through the hole from behind the monster, until it falls over and only then does DefeatMeansExplosion kick in. The hole shows no sign of the monster ''having'' organs or bone or being anything but solid straight through. The monsters are, of course, [[{{Golem}} clay figures brought to life]], so they kinda aren't supposed to have organs.
* On ''Series/{{Community}}'' Jeff meets one of his old law associates, played by DrewCarey, who has a hole through the palm of his hand due to a childhood accident.
* Don Flack in ''Series/{{CSI NY}}'', when a bomb drove debris into his torso. Played realistically that time, though, as Mac had to use his combat first aid skills to keep him from bleeding to death before he was rescued.
* ''Series/DoctorWho''
** In '[[Recap/DoctorWho2013CSTheTimeOfTheDoctor The Time of the Doctor]]", the Doctor tricks a wooden Cyberman to turn its flamethrower onto itself and fire. Torso hole happens.
** PlayedForDrama in "World Enough and Time" [[spoiler:when this happens to the Doctor's companion, Bill. She survives, but only at the cost of being converted into a Cyberman.]] It's a WhamShot to show the audience that this is one crisis the Doctor is not going to resolve easily.
* In ''Series/KamenRiderGaim,'' the Pine Arms' FinishingMove is to perform a DivingKick. When Gaim uses this on a [[OneWingedAngel giant]] MonsterOfTheWeek in episode 2, he goes straight through, leaving behind an energy projection of a pineapple ring around the wound, followed by DefeatEqualsExplosion.

* Project 86: The cover of their album ''Songs to Burn Your Bridges By'' features a man in a suit with a gaping hole through his chest, holding a knife behind his back so the blade is visible through the hole. Then their music video for "The Spy Hunter" (the first track of that album) ended with vocalist Andrew Schwab getting shot with a cannon and reenacting the album cover pose. Then their video for "My Will Be a Dead Man" was a sequel and showed Andrew making a full recovery.

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* ''TabletopGame/{{Paranoia}}''. A picture in an early edition book showed a Troubleshooter with a huge hole in his body calmly walking around. It was jokingly said to be an example of someone with a large Macho Bonus (ability to withstand injury).

[[folder:Video Games]]
* Commandant Steele dies from a huge tentacle through the chest in the main campaign of ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands}}''. When she's brought back for the final Downloadable Content, the resulting hole in her torso is still there, but doesn't seem to slow her down. It does, however, [[UnPaused confuse the hell out of her]].
-->"Wait, where am I? What happened to the vault? ''WHY IS THIS HOLE HERE?!''"
* In ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'', the Geth platform dubbed "Legion" has a gaping wound in its torso, which it partially patched up with a salvaged piece of [[TheKnightsWhoSaySquee Shepard's N7 armour]]. Legion explains this wound was acquired whilst traveling to worlds visited by Shepard in the first game, when it failed to take into account that after the attack on Eden Prime by Saren's Geth, the colonists would [[BerserkButton not take too kindly]] to seeing another Geth platform wandering around.
* In ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'''s "Meet The Pyro", the ending shows the BLU Soldier having a gaping hole in his chest and dying among the aftermath of the Pyro's visit. [[MajorInjuryUnderreaction Ouch.]]
** He is even clutching his organs in his hands.
** In-game, the ''Voodoo-Cursed Soldier Soul'' cosmetic turns the Soldier into a zombie, complete with a hole in his torso modeled after the one from the above-mentioned ''Meet The Pyro''.
* Several Heartless (like Darkside, for example) in ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' have this motif, with the hole obviously being heart-shaped. Since they're creatures [[MadeOfEvil made from the darkness in people's hearts]], they likely don't have any real organs in there, anyway.
* ''VideoGame/MortalKombatX'' was the first of the series to be made for the Xbox One/PS4 generation, and it shows. Netherrealm Studios developed an intensely detailed model system for the bodies of the Kombatants, and then applied Mortal Kombat's trademark Fatality system to it, leading in LOTS of [[SceneryGorn excruciatingly detailed]] examples of this trope, among others.
* Near the beginning of ''VideoGame/GodOfWarII'', Kratos is impaled through the midriff by a huge sword wielded by Zeus and is dragged down to Hades. When Gaea restores him to life for her own task, we get a lovely view through the ragged hole clean through his torso as it heals up.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* In ''Webcomic/WelcomeToHell'', the main character Sock has a hole through his stomach from where he [[DrivenToSuicide stabbed himself]] before turning into a demon.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', [[spoiler:Kanaya]] gets a huge hole punched through her torso, which [[spoiler:she dies of - [[CameBackStrong temporarily]]. After coming back, she retains the hole, and is able to walk around with it quite happily.]] Perhaps justified as her species is implicitly invertebrate (Gamzee calls Karkat his 'iNvErTiBrOtHeR').
** Also possibly justified by the fact that [[spoiler:she's now a [[OurVampiresAreDifferent rainbow drinker]]]] and kept upright by some means related to that.
** Trolls are shown to have endoskeletons through XRaySparks, but are also implied to have exoskeletons (which they use in place of the word 'backbone').
* Done in ''Webcomic/RomanticallyApocalyptic''. Snipey is not only fine, but also (apparently) the only one to survive the scene. The only things that get mentioned are that "it hurts alot", and that [[CompletelyMissingThePoint he no longer makes a suitable human raft.]]
* In [[http://penny-arcade.com/comic/2011/08/05 the Kickball strip]] from ''Webcomic/PennyArcade'', Tycho kicks the ball so hard, it pierces a hole through Gabe's waist. [[{{Squick}} An intestine can be seen hanging from the hole]].
--> '''Gabe''': All my pieces...my pieces...go back in...go back in...
* In ''Webcomic/MonsterPulse'', the Arma spirit that plunges through the main character's body not only transforms her heart into an independent and sentient creature, but leaves her with a glowing hole in her chest where the organ once was. Mainly she keeps her jackets zipped up high and hopes for the best.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Warrior U}}''. Finn has a gaping hole in his chest as the result of a unicorn attack.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* Just like the original, ''WebVideo/HellsingUltimateAbridged'' has this happen when people are shot.
* Mentioned in ''WebVideo/EpicRapBattlesOfHistory'' in the Shakespeare vs Doctor Seuss battle, where Shakespeare drops this line:
--> '''Shakespeare:''' I'll put a slug between your shoulder blades / Then ask what light through yonder poser breaks?
* In the final episode of ''WebVideo/FranceFive'', minor villain Succulard gets a hole through the torso after Wargarine fires a {{BFG}} at him.
* ''WebAnimation/DeathBattle'': In "''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' vs. ''ComicBook/SpiderMan2099''", this is the fate of [[spoiler:Miguel O'Hara, thanks to getting three explosive Batarangs [[WhyAmITicking strapped to his chest]] and is unable to remove them before they blow a clean hole in it.]]
* In an episode of ''Good Mythical Morning'', when both hosts of the program try out the combination of Pop Rocks and soda to prove or dispel the myth of what it does to your body, one of the hosts pulls up his shirt and reveals that there is now a hole in his belly that the other host could see through.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'' the Eds are playing with one of Ed's robot toys. It accidentally collides with Eddy and chews a huge hole in his stomach.
--> '''Eddy''': Ed! Your stupid toy ate my breakfast!
** In ''Ed, Edd n Eddy's Big Picture Show'', the cul-de-sac kids have AmusingInjuries from the [[NoodleIncident big scam that happened before the movie]]. Rolf in particular has a huge bite taken off the side of his torso.
** Inverted when Eddy removes Jimmy's outline in "One Plus One Equals Ed".
* In a ''WesternAnimation/PinkPanther'' cartoon, the Panther is ironing his fur when the phone rings, and as he answers it the iron burns through his body, leaving an iron-shaped hole. He tries to cover it up by putting a clock that matches the shape perfectly.
* On one ''WesternAnimation/WileECoyoteAndTheRoadRunner'' cartoon, Wile E. tries to stop the Road Runner by holding a metal plate in front of him. The Road Runner just rips through the plate, leaving a [[ImpactSilhouette Road Runner-shaped hole]] through it... and presumably through Wile E.'s body as well. Wile E. looks down in shock and tiptoes out of frame.
** Possibly a lampshade since Wile E. seems to realize that this isn't how anatomy is supposed to work.
* ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'':
** In one episode, [=SpongeBob=] is trying to get paint off Mr. Krabs' first dollar by blasting it with water as Patrick holds it. The water leaves a hole through Patrick, and as he lifts it up to see the dollar, we see that the area covered by the dollar and his hands is left intact.
** [=SpongeBob=] himself. This is part of his natural anatomy, so it's {{justified|Trope}}.
** When Barnacle Boy teams up with Man Ray and The Dirty Bubble, they pose as ice cream salesmen and give Mermaid Man a scoop of prune-flavored ice cream which is actually a bomb. It blows a hole clean through his torso.
--->'''Mermaid Man:''' [[MajorInjuryUnderreaction Goes right through me every time]].
** In the episode "Pranks a Lot" [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick argue over who should use the invisible spray paint for their next prank; in a fit of rage, they take turns spraying each other turning their body parts invisible. [=SpongeBob=]'s first spray on Patrick leaves him with a big hole where his stomach is.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
** In one episode, Homer gets his guts ripped out by a badger. [[AmusingInjuries He's fine]].
** Bart, a.k.a. "Stretch Dude", created a hole in his stomach using his rubber powers to dodge The Collector's phasers.
* [[WesternAnimation/TimonAndPumbaa Banzai the hyena]] was once so hungry he said he felt like he had a hole in his stomach. Then he illustrated it by literally pulling his belly into a donut shape.
* Zigzagged in ''WesternAnimation/{{Squidbillies}}''. One episode shows the Sheriff with a large chunk bitten out of his torso. When he unbuttons his shirt to show the wound, his torso promptly begins to sink, but he seems to be unhindered by the wound as soon as he rebuttons his shirt.
* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'':
** This happens to Raven in one issue of ''ComicBook/TeenTitansGo''. It's partially justified as Larry had turned her into paper beforehand, but there was little enough holding her together that she still should have ripped.
** Happens to Brushogun's Godzilla-monster in TheMovie. It's made of ink, so it grows back.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/FlipTheFrog'' cartoon "The Cuckoo Murder Case", a cuckoo clock cuckoo is shot, and it briefly looks at the neat hole left by the bullet before keeling over. Justified in that it's [[AnimateInanimateObject a wooden bird]].
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'':
** In the episode "Parasites Lost" Fry gets impaled through the midsection by a pipe after the furnace exploded. After it's removed, we get a view of the hole as the damage is repaired [[ItMakesSenseInContext by the tapeworms that he had eaten earlier]].
** In "The Sting", after Fry is killed by a giant space bee, he visits Leela in her dream. To prove it's really him he sticks his hand through the hole. {{Justified|Trope}} because, well, [[OrWasItADream it's a dream]].
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'', General Skarr is shown to have acquired a hole in his torso that he [[NoodleIncident doesn't remember getting]], which seems to disappear partway during his escape from the Grim Reaper, who was chasing Skarr for the very fact that he shouldn't have survived the experience. After escaping, he ponders one of the buttons on his car, which blasts a laser from the steering wheel, bringing the hole back.
---> '''General Skarr''': Oh, now I remember.
* Happens to Dipper in ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'', though {{justified|Trope}} because he, Mabel, and Soos were [[ItMakesSenseInContext inside Grunkle Stan's head trying to stop a mind-invading demon from stealing the combination to Stan's safe.]]
* [[SoftSpokenSadist The Milkman]] from ''WesternAnimation/PennZeroPartTimeHero'' has a body that's entirely made up of milk, making it virtually impossible to harm him. When he gets shot at, his abdomen simply splits to allow the ammunition to pass through and when Penn punches him, his arm ends up going right through his torso.
--> '''Milkman:''' Didn't your mother ever tell you not to put your fist inside someone's chest?
* [[EmotionEater The Changelings]] in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' have this as their [[BodyHorror default anatomy]].

[[folder:Real Life]]
* It is possible for a gunshot wound to heal this way, assuming the bullet was high-enough caliber. One photograph of a Civil War soldier shows the soldier sticking a ramrod through a bullet wound that healed as a hole.
* In some cattle farms, the caretakers will surgically install a porthole in the side of the cow to allow them to monitor its digestion.
* Body piercings can be stretched to a large degree, leading to the infamous saucer-in-the-ear look.
* The curious case of Alexis St. Martin (1798-1880), whose stomach was ventilated by a musket ball at close range. Surprisingly, he survived some forty years after his accident, and his perforated guts allowed surgeon Dr. William Beaumont to study the mechanics of human digestion firsthand, by dangling food into the abdominal fistula on the end of a piece of cord and observing the stomach acids at work.
* This guy [[http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-rBoNABsvUIc/Ti8ZqB-XHDI/AAAAAAAAOPc/f2CZe_lkujY/s1600/hole+in+chest.jpg]]
* A horse on ''Series/AnimalCops'' Houston, which survived mostly unaffected with a hole completely through its neck, possibly resulting from a dominance fight with another stallion (it was not deemed abuse-caused as is the norm on these shows).