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Character gets hit/poked/branded etc. in their rear.

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Proposed By:
triton on May 9th 2017 at 1:06:27 PM
Last Edited By:
Arivne on Jun 3rd 2017 at 1:57:44 AM
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Even though it hurts pain can be funny.Butts can also be funny. So combining the two is hilarious!

This trope is pretty straight forward. A character receives some sort of trauma to their backside. As mentioned above this trope is often appears in slapstick or otherwise humorous context. This is because in addition to the fact that butts, particularly large ones, are often seen as inherently humorous and because butts are naturally padded if something or someone strikes it there's less likely to be any serious injury involved.

This tends to happen to plumper characters more often since their butts are naturally bigger targets.

A super trope to Rump Roast, Butt Biter, Literal Ass-Kicking, Anal Probing, Thumbtack on the Chair, Shot in the Ass, Ass Shove and Comedic Spanking. Also, contrast Butt Sticker and Ass Kicks You, where it's the butt that hurts someone else.


Examples:

Film - Animated

  • In Disney's Hercules, the introduction to Pain and Panic has the two bumbling henchmen tripping down a flight of stairs and Pain landing bottom first onto Panic's horns.
  • Lampshaded in Disney's Moana. Maui is in the middle of a "The Reason You Suck" Speech to Moana, while denying her the ability to sail the boat they are both on. Moana just takes it, but the Ocean intervenes by sticking a blowdart (froman earlier encounter) into Maui's backside, paralysing him. Moana then takes control of the boat. (It makes way more sense in context.)
    Maui: Blowdart. In my buttcheek. You are a bad, bad person.
  • In Shrek, after a fight with Robin Hood and his Merry Men, Shrek ends up with an arrow in his butt. He doesn't even notice it until Fiona points it out and removes it.

Film - Live Action

  • In the prologue of City Slickers, the three main characters are in Spain for the Running of the Bulls. The segment concludes with Billy Crystal's character Mitch getting gored in the behind.

Literature

Live-Action TV

  • A mini arc in Everybody Loves Raymond featured Robert's injury in the line of duty when he was gored in the Upper Thigh Region by a bull that escaped from an illegal rodeo. Certainly made for a memorable arc because of the nature of how a police officer was downed and partially the embarrassment Robert faced when it was revealed that the by-standard footage went viral.

Web Original

  • This comedy mechanism has been discussed in the Big Cartoon Forum, here: [1]. Granted, it's all Western Animation stuff, but posteriors get poked nonetheless.

Video Games

  • In Deadpool, DP ends up finishing the clone of Mister Sinister with a sword into his anus.

Western Animation

  • Ren and Stimpy has featured a couple of examples in their time. One unique one is from the Christmas special when Stimpy tries to fart for Ren. He strains so hard that his butt cheeks actually wind up deflating like a couple of balloons.
  • Loonatics Unleashed has on three separate occasions delivered a low-level psionic zap to Danger Duck's tail, each time in response to some calumny uttered by Duck. It's a superpowered equivalent of a spank upon rude youngster. "Hey! Easy on the tail feathers!"
  • When The Villain captures the dune buggy of Josie and the Pussycats with a claw lowered from a helicopter, Alan, Josie and Alexandra fall out of the vehicle onto the ground. Alan and Josie are fine, but Alexandra, as the Token Evil Teammate and Butt-Monkey of the group, finds herself sitting on a cactus. The Team Pet Sebastian amuses himself by extracting the needles from Alexandra's tender tissues.

Feedback: 33 replies

May 9th 2017 at 3:20:54 PM

^ It's not just kicks to the ass though.

BTW this is really tropable. :)

Compare Ass Shove.

May 10th 2017 at 1:52:56 AM

  • Capitalized the title.
  • Corrected punctuation (commas, added periods at the ends of sentences).
  • Blue Linked some Wiki Words.
  • Examples section

May 10th 2017 at 4:59:59 AM

  • A mini arc in Everyone Loves Raymond featured Robert's injury in the line of duty when he was gored in the Upper Thigh Region by a bull that escaped from an illegal rodeo. Certainly made for a memorable arc because of the nature of how a police officer was downed and partially the embarrassment Robert faced when it was revealed that the by-standard footage went viral.

May 10th 2017 at 6:51:33 AM

Is this a supertrope to Rump Roast, Literal Ass Kicking and Ass Shove?

Also, contrast Butt Sticker and Ass Kicks You, where it's the butt that hurts someone else.

May 10th 2017 at 7:13:44 AM

^ Supertrope? Sounds like it.

Contrast also Fartillery and Butt Cannon.

May 10th 2017 at 8:42:44 PM

May 10th 2017 at 10:02:57 PM

This comedy mechanism has been discussed in the Big Cartoon Forum, here: [1]. Granted, it's all Western Animation stuff, but posteriors get poked nonetheless.

May 11th 2017 at 2:31:28 AM

Not to be confused with a Butt Monkey, although they are likely to be a victim of this.

May 11th 2017 at 8:36:17 AM

Edited main entry to fix markup and such. For future reference, rather than copy and pasting, click the button above a post that looks like </>. That'll show the markup of the post in question and you can copy it with all markup intact, instead of it getting screwed up after pasting.

May 11th 2017 at 3:14:46 PM

Gotta look out for "bitten in the ass" examples.

May 12th 2017 at 3:49:08 PM

@Getta, it probably could qualify, though this trope is more linked to trauma to the cheeks

May 12th 2017 at 4:13:43 PM

  • Lampshaded in Disney's Moana. Maui is in the middle of a The Reason You Suck Speech to Moana, while denying her the ability to sail the boat they are both on. Moana just takes it, but the Ocean intervenes by sticking a blowdart (from an earlier encounter) into Maui's backside, paralysing him. Moana then takes control of the boat. (It makes way more sense in context.)
    Maui: Blowdart. In my buttcheek. You are a bad, bad person.

May 13th 2017 at 6:39:10 AM

^^^ We already have Butt Biter.

In fact, many subtropes of this have their own pages; it should be pointed out that only examples that don't fit any of the subtropes should be listed here.

May 15th 2017 at 4:48:53 PM

Western Animation

  • Lexi Bunny of the Loonatics Unleashed has on three separate occasions delivered a low-level psionic zap to Danger Duck's tail, each time in response to some calumny uttered by Duck. It's a superpowered equivalent of a spank upon rude youngster. "Hey! Easy on the tail feathers!"

May 16th 2017 at 7:37:58 PM

In the Looney Tunes short ''Napoleon Bunny-Part", Napoleon and his bumbling guard Mugsy exchange bayonets to the behind at least twice. The impact is off-camera, but some jump-in-the-air reactions are clearly shown.

May 17th 2017 at 4:42:59 PM

Western Animation

  • When The Villain captures the dune buggy of Josie And The Pussycats with a claw lowered from a helicopter, Alan, Josie and Alexandra fall out of the vehicle onto the ground. Alan and Josie are fine, but Alexandra, as the Token Evil Teammate and Butt Monkey of the group, finds herself sitting on a cactus. The Team Pet Sebastian amuses himself by extracting the needles from Alexandra's tender tissues.

May 19th 2017 at 3:18:47 PM

Please add the subtropes.

May 21st 2017 at 7:11:55 PM

  • In Deadpool, DP ends up finishing the clone of Mister Sinister with a sword into his anus.

May 23rd 2017 at 1:47:17 PM

  • In Shrek, after a fight with Robin Hood and his Merry Men, Shrek ends up with an arrow in his butt. He doesn't even notice it until Fiona points it out and removes it.

May 26th 2017 at 1:43:17 AM

The example from Moana is already covered by Shot In The Ass, so shouldn't it be removed?

Jun 1st 2017 at 1:50:29 PM

Going to unlaunch since we got "needs hats" tacked on. We need to be more careful.

Edit: Now that that's done, we can try again.

Jun 3rd 2017 at 12:20:29 AM

Why are two Film - Animated headers?

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