07:55:48 PM Sep 1st 2014
About the Corpse Party example..... It doesn't happen that often in the game, as far as I know. Wrong end where you suddenly find your friend eaten alive? No loss of control, even though she is still intact. Get stabbed to death with a pair of scissors right when you are about to burst from a potty emergency? Doesn't go into detail about a aversion, and completely ignores it. Hit in the back of a head with a sledgehammer, or stabbed to death by a psychotic classmate? Still nothing. The only aversions I even see? One example in the game itself where a ghost mentions averting this trope after falling down the stairs in her diary, and one example from the manga where a character who committed suicide in the bathroom starts averting this. I can't remember any other aversions, but those are probably the only ones.
10:01:14 PM Dec 15th 2014
It is also explicitly averted in the Corpse Party:BOS game when Emi dies during a Bad End. And in the anime when another character is being tortured to death on a table. The manga, as you stated, averts this when one character hangs herself and she is shown urinating. But the game itself references it again when another character is possessed and forced to relive the other one's suicide and specifically mentions that she felt her bowels release as part of the process. There are, of course, several other instances of explicit incontinence as a result of terror or pain, but the above examples cover most of the ones relevant to this specific trope.
10:13:03 AM May 1st 2011
Regarding the Madoka Magica example... I'm just not seeing it. I've watched that portion over and over, and I don't think it's there. While I do remember seeing a youtube video that did indeed contain a small trickle, it was outright stated to be edited. Shame I can't find it again.
09:34:18 PM May 4th 2011
You are right, it doesn't seem to be in the actual episode. I think this is the video you're talking about.
09:28:19 PM Sep 6th 2010
It should probably be noted that not every death results in excrement leaving the body. Obviously, muscles relax, but only in cases where the bladder or rectum is at least somewhat full at the time of death is there likely to be visible evacuation. Visible evacuation only occurs in a minority (albeit a decent-sized one) of cases. I can't find the source at the moment, but I once read a report by a coroner that in their experience about one in ten deaths is accompanied by noticeable voiding of the bladder or bowels.
01:47:03 PM Dec 11th 2010
If nobody's going to respond to this, I'm going to edit the text to reflect this. The trope's more like Nobody Poops in that it's something that should sometimes happen that never happens, rather than something that should always happen but doesn't.
01:47:53 PM Aug 21st 2010
If all examples are aversions, then shouldn't the trope be renamed so that the examples can be played straight? Something like Realistic Messy Death.
11:12:39 AM Sep 19th 2010
It's less that all examples are aversions, and more that this trope is used so often that if we allowed straight examples, the page would be unspeakably huge and contain nearly every work ever created.
04:01:31 PM Sep 19th 2010
mondeca's point still stands. It makes little sense to phrase this trope to be about how in fiction no one ever lets loose their bowels after death when this phenomenon is exactly what we're giving examples for. It would make a lot more sense to have a description saying "people's bowels empty at death" with a Truth in Television disclaimer. I'd just as soon change the description, but then the name wouldn't make any sense, so I'm kicking this to Trope Repair Shop.
11:04:49 PM Apr 28th 2010