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"If you have any poo, fling it now."
Mason the Chimp, Madagascar

The art of combat with excreta, first employed by humanity's simian ancestors. It is almost Exactly What It Says on the Tin: a combat technique based on the throwing of feces. For some reason the verb used for the action is almost always "fling" (rather than a synonym like "throw" or "hurl"), particularly when performed by monkeys.

Compare Butt Cannon, Urine Trouble, Fartillery, Excrement Statement. A subtrope of Toilet Humour (in most cases, this is rarely if ever Played for Drama) and a member of the Fu family.


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    Anime & Manga 

    Card Games 
  • The aptly named card game Poo is all about this. The players are angry monkeys in a zoo hurling poo at each other.

    Comic Books 
  • Daredevil villain Bullseye was once given an all-liquid diet while in prison, because his jailers were afraid that he could turn solid waste into a deadly projectile. Since Bullseye's m.o. is turning anything he throws into a deadly projectile, this isn't that far-fetched, and he admits he probably would try.
    Bullseye: They have me on stool softeners and liquid food because they're afraid that if I have a solid bowel movement I'd kill someone with it. And I would, too.
    • In The Punisher MAX, he claims to have tracked an Inuit victim several days over the ice before stabbing him with a shiv made of frozen shit.
  • Savage Dragon has a villain called Dung who shoots hot feces from his Arm Cannons.
  • The Swedish comic book character Krystmarodören is an anarchic superhero with the power of super-pooping. He is once challenged by a copycat, Kung Kisstank, who uses technology to duplicate his powers and fires synthetic poop.

    Comic Strips 
  • Ruben Bolling's Tom the Dancing Bug comic strip has recurring character Charlie the Australopithecine, who tries to fit in with modern society, but often reverts to aggressive dung-flinging.

    Fan Works 
  • In The Horror! The Horror! Harry gets several transfigured monkeys to throw dung at the Harry Potter Fan Club, which consists entirely of obsessed fangirls (and one or two fanboys).
  • In A.A. Pessimal's Discworld and The Big Bang Theory crossover The Many Worlds Interpretation, Howard Wolowitz makes the error, whilst visiting the Ankh-Morpork City Zoo, of calling a habitat full of bonobo chimpanzees "monkeys". Bonobos are not as big as orang-utans. But there are a lot of them, and they express their displeasure at not being called apes with some remarkably ballistic dung. Aimed at Howard.
  • Pokémon Wack: One Poison-type move (Poop Toss) involves flinging fecal matter at the opposing Pokemon.
  • King Kong utilizes this several times throughout the One Piece Self-Insert Ripples in the Pond.
  • In The Killer Dame (a Parody Fic of the Voyager episode "The Killing Game"), Janeway throws a Molotov Cocktail at the Hirogen Nazis. Tuvok thinks it's waste of good wine and throws a chamber pot at them instead.
    "Shit!" cried the Leutnant, as he was showered by the stinking contents.
    "Yes it is," growled the Hirogen crouching next to him.

    Films — Live-Action 
  • In Monty Python and the Holy Grail, the French soldiers atop Castle Arrrrgh pour a chamber-pot on King Arthur's head.
  • In War for the Planet of the Apes, as part of the apes' plan to escape the Alpha Omega base, Rocket throws his poop at a human guard so that he'll enter the apes' prison and threaten to shoot him. Once the guard is standing on the right spot, Maurice and Bad Ape drop him into the underground tunnels to steal his keys and gun.

  • In Animorphs 28 - The Experiment, the Yeerks are tampering with human food and the team end up morphing chimpanzees to infiltrate one of their labs. Unfortunately, Visser 3 drops by to check on things by sheer bad luck, and orders the test chimps killed now that they've served their purpose. Marco, of course, is the one to suggest "Poop him!", getting him out of the room long enough for them to plan an escape. Not only do all the Animorphs throw dung at him and the scientists, but the real chimpanzees (apparently thinking its a game) join in as well. This is one of the books told from the point of view of Ax, which makes it even funnier.
  • In one The Dresden Files novel, Harry rescues some temple dog puppies from monkey demons. Flying monkey demons. Since Harry cannot catch a break, they chase him by flinging flaming monkey demon poo at him.
    "The building was on fire, and it wasn't my fault."
  • The Star Trek novel Ex Machina opens with a young farmer throwing a handful of animal dung at his planet's leader.
  • In A Song of Ice and Fire:
    • The Riot of King's Landing is triggered when an angry peasant throws a cowpie at Joffrey, who orders the entire crowd put to death in response.
    • Cregan Karstark, angry at being imprisoned in a Castle Black ice-cell, was reported to fling his frozen excrement at anyone who came to feed him. This hardly endeared him to his guards.
  • Forest Kingdom: In book 4 (Beyond the Blue Moon), the Shaman, a hermit who got sick of peasants assuming he's some sort of holy prophet, has a history of throwing mud and deer scat at would-be supplicants so they'll leave him alone.
  • In Another Fine Myth Skeeve uses his magic to fling dragon-dung at a gang of attacking muggers.
  • In The Stainless Steel Rat Wants You humans infiltrate aliens' base in an allosaurus-like robot with a bazooka under its tail. Guess how the charges were disguised.
  • In the last section of Aztec, some of the Mexica (the women and the elderly, not the warriors) flung anything they could get their hands on at the invading Spaniards during the siege of Tenochtitlan. That includes feces, rocks, and rotting food.
  • In the short story "The Heart's Filthy Lesson" by Elizabeth Bear, a female explorer on Venus is attacked by a tiger-like creature that chases her up a tree. Lacking other options, she unseals her powered-suit and urinates on the creature to drive it off.
  • Welcome To Wonderland: Kevin the Monkey from "Beach Party Surf Monkey" is prone to doing this whenever he's angry. First, he throws some at Aiden Tyler when he demands Kevin be fired from the movie, and he covers Room 1313 in his poop when Veronica Conch is holding him there to get him out of the movie. He then hits Veronica with some poop when the door to Room 1313 is opened.
  • During the battle between the Flealess and the Wild Ones in The Wild Ones, some of the birds attack the Flealess by flying over them and pelting them with droppings.
  • A martial arts manual, noting the Bring Me My Brown Pants trope and the tendency of their practitioners to wear baggy pants, suggested tongue-in-cheek that you could take a crap during a fight, let it run down your leg and then kick it into your opponent's face.
  • A medieval German Aesopoem states that you should not throw (metaphoric) shit. Because even if you win, you are (metaphorically) full of shit. Centuries before teh Internets...
  • This is one of the many identifying characteristics of the filthy, violent Yahoos that Gulliver meets in his Travels.

    Live-Action TV 
  • One episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000 had Professor Bobo do this to The Observer. Luckily it was never shown on screen. In fact, it's a Running Gag on both MST3 and Spiritual Successor RiffTrax that anytime a primate is on screen, a riff about it throwing poo will soon follow. Exaggerated in RiffTrax's riffed short One Got Fat.
  • The Ultimate Fighter involves one of the fighters pranking the others by something he calls an "upper deck," involving his defecating in their toilet-tank.
  • On Friends Ross says that he had a fight with his pet monkey Marcel. "I said some things and he threw some feces."
  • On The Big Bang Theory, Dr Amy Farrah-Fowler was briefly suspended from working with experimental primates for "unprofessional behaviour". During her studies in addiction in apes, her experimental animals, outraged at being deprived of cigarettes and alcohol, flung feces at her. Amy ruefully accepted that flinging it back was probably not the most professional behaviour for a scientific researcher.
  • CSI: During a Prison Riot in "No Humans Involved", the prisoners make an Excrement Statement by defecating on the floor, and then throw the excrement at the police officers who enter to break up the riot.

    Myths & Religion 
  • The bonnacon fends off its pursuers by ejecting flaming dung.
  • Greek Mythology: This is one of the hazards Hercules faced in confronting the Stymphalian birds, whose feces were deadly-poisonous to touch.

    Tabletop Games 
  • The rulebook for Warhammer 40,000 references this in the writeup for the "Moral Support (Get 'Im, Boss!)" melee combat rule. In the scenario, Gabriel Seth is challenged by an Ork Nob accompanied by a group of Boyz:
    Drakka issues a challenge and Seth accepts. As Seth has no unit of his own to back him up, the Orks are busy cheering their boss on, throwing dung at Seth, and generally being off-putting.
  • There is a card game just called Poo in which you play as primates flinging poo at other players. Anyone receiving a compiled amount of poo greater than the threshold is eliminated in turn until only one player is left standing.

  • Come from Away: Bonnie has to contend with the male bonobo chimpanzee throwing his own feces around.

    Video Games 
  • 77p: Eggwife uses this trope as a selling point, where it's widely promoted as the crudest, filthiest FPS game in existence. Your first weapon is a water Pisstol (not a typo) which you reload by urinating in it, and later you collect a shotgun-like weapon called the sh*tgun (guess what it shoots) and the rocket launcher substitute, Fertilauncher. Even when unarmed, you have a melee attack by spraying brown piss on targets.
  • One of the explanations behind the Player Tic tea-bagging (squatting repeatedly on your kill's corpse) is the tea-bagger miming the action of taking a dump on the downed victim.
  • Poshul, the time-traveling dog character in Chrono Cross, and one of her attacks which consists of kicking up a storm of "doggy doo."
  • Ōkami has the Brown Rage technique, which explodes! There's also Golden Fury, its urine counterpart.
  • There are a lot of different attacks based on this in Digimon World. In fact, there's a whole Trash type of Digimon specializing in this kind of combat, consisting primarily of sentient piles of dung and slime.
  • One of the enemies' enemies from Redneck Rampage was the Turd minion. Take three guesses on how it attacks.
  • The Great Mighty Poo in Conker's Bad Fur Day lobs the stuff he's made of at Conker, who returns fire with toilet paper.
  • In The Sims 2, a bad date will result in a "Flaming Bag Of Poo" left on your doorstep.
  • In the Nintendo 64 version of Space Station Silicon Valley, the primary attack of the playable rat character is poo that explodes 3 seconds after being laid.
  • Each Dark Souls game features the Dung Pie item. Throwing it at an enemy is one of the few ways to inflict the ultra-damaging Toxic status effect, making it something of a Lethal Joke Weapon. Throwing a Dung Pie, however, also builds up the player's Toxic Meter, making it dangerous to spam repeatedly... mostly. It inflicts the toxic status effect, but drains health only three-tenths as fast as the toxic caused by Blowdart Snipers, and players can only be affected by one type of toxic at once, so people going through Blighttown sometimes intentionally toxify themselves with Dung Pies. Dark Souls III introduces the Rope Dung Pie, which has you throwing it backward or dropping it on the ground.
  • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice has the Guardian Ape, who uses this along with Fartillery as part of its attacks.
  • The Monster Hunter games have Dung Bombs that the player can throw at monsters to drive them off. It is typically best used when a Qurupeco is trying to imitate a call, or when another monster has you pinned - nobody likes having a monster chew their faces off. The monster Congalala is also able to throw its own dung at a hunter, inflicting a "soiled" status effect that temporarily prevents consumption of food or drink - your most reliable means of healing.
  • In Live A Live, the prehistoric chapter features a gorilla named "Gori" who can throw his own droppings to attack. They create poison fields.
  • This is the Bullshit Man's main weapon in The Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures. It's weirdly effective, too.
  • Final Fantasy XIV has a giant gorilla in Hullbreaker Isle that has the ability "Stool Toss" as its ranged attack.
  • In Resonance of Fate, one "grenade" type weapon is a dog turd you throw at an enemy. It notes the damage is "mostly psychological".
  • In South Park: The Stick of Truth, Shit Nuggets can be hurled at enemies to deal the Grossed Out status effect (basically Poison). Bonus points if it's taken from a toilet you took a dump in.
  • In South Park: The Fractured but Whole, Old People will fling their colostomy bags at you during the mission at the retirement home.
  • In Mother Russia Bleeds, Boris' taunt is to shit into his hand and fling it.
  • The now defunct MMO Earth & Beyond had as one of its most powerful missile launchers, the Dung Flinger, as well as the less powerful but easier to acquire Dung Cannon. Both used the same ammo, missiles manufactured from, you guessed it, Giant Space Flea droppings.
  • One of the possible assassination methods in Crusader Kings II involves filling a building's basement with manure that then explodes. (This is Artistic License – Chemistry: Manure explosions in real life are believed to be due to factory farming practices that didn't exist until the 21st century. The explosion is due to methane from decomposition, but without the foam that sometimes collects due to current hog feeds the methane normally dissipates into the atmosphere.)
  • The "slingshot" weapon from Battle Bears Zombies has jackalope dung being the projectiles thrown at enemies.
  • Bug: One of the mooks in the first world is a dung beetle, naturally it attacks by rolling a dung ball before kicking it, causing it to roll across the horizontal terrain until it falls off.
  • Hollow Knight has the Dung Defender. He is a dung beetle who lives in the Sewer Level surrounded by heaps of poop, so it's only natural he uses it as a weapon. He throws balls of it around the arena and also burrows underneath it to burst out and attack by surprise.
  • In Best Fiends Forever, Tantrum’s attack, being a dung beetle, is to roll up balls of dung to cannonball launch at the slugs.
  • Epic Battle Fantasy 5 has its bears able to literally crap on you as an attacknote . Nobody takes well to being on the receiving end:
    Matt: DO NOT WANT!! (Some of it went in my mouth...)
    Natalie: What even! I'll never defend wild animals ever again.
    Lance: So it's going to be one of the THOSE sorts of days again, huh? Well, okay then.
    Anna: That's a new one. Never had that happen to me before.
    NoLegs: ?!?!?!
  • The Soiled Trousers pants from Grim Dawn are the result of someone else shitting your pants. It grants, yes, you guessed it, the ability to throw turds at the enemy.
  • In Death Stranding, the main character Sam is a repatriate, and that makes his blood and excretions dangerous to the BTs. Later on he gains the ability to create grenades out of his own feces to weaken BTs.
  • Crowrilla from Fight of Animals, being part-gorilla, can throw feces that look like the poop emoji, complete with face.
  • Some enemies in The Binding of Isaac are capable of crapping out little pieces of living poop (some of them even are larger pieces of living poop. One particular boss, Brownie, not only produces a whole bunch of these, but also lies down POOP MINES, which burst into poison gas and shoot corn pieces around.
    • One particular boss, The Carrion Queen, has the ability to lay down pieces of Red Poop, which cause Collision Damage and can regenerate a bit of time after being destroyed. For that reason she's considered That One Boss.
    • One of the items you can get is called "No. 2". It causes that, after shooting nonstop for a few seconds, Isaac with lay down a Butt Bomb, which is a bomb made of poop. Not only is it able to damage things the same way a usual bomb does, but it also causes small damage and confusion to all enemies in the room.
    • Introduced in the Repentance expansion is an item called "Montezuma's Revenge". Similarily to No. 2, you have to charge it by shooting for a bit... after which Isaac will be propelled forward by what can only be described as a diarrhea laser that can damage enemies.
    • Also, one of the Mechanically Unusual Class characters introduced in Repentance, Tainted ???, has this as his gimmick: instead of using bombs, he produces different kinds of poop which he then throws at his enemies. Yeah, this game has a lot of Toilet Humour.
  • The hostile gang of monkeys from the sequel to Return to Mysterious Island hurl ... something ... brown and sticky at Mina to bar her from crossing the temple chamber. Although it's not specifically stated to be poo, the monkeys are perched on bare ledges with no mud or other alternative ammunition to hand.
  • Island Saver:
    • There is an achievement called "Who Threw Poo?" that is awarded for firing poop at a Litterbug.
    • Bankimal monkeys throw their poop just like in real life.

  • Schlock Mercenary has a character who was illegally genetically modified so that his bodily fluids and excretions were explosives. He is given privacy by the narrator in order to "Plant a Shaped Charge".
    Major: It's as if the madman who modified him wanted to create not only an extremely dangerous mole agent, but also a perfect pun on the phrase "Secreted Weapons".
  • In Flaky Pastry, the gang gets to fight an elemental Extrementor. "How can something made of feces move so fast?" "Diarrhea?"
  • Erfworld:
    • Yellow Dwagons bombard enemies with "acidic battlecrap." They're not kidding about the "acidic" part, either.
    • Also, Dirtamancers can create "crap golems," made from... go on, guess.
      Sizemore: Well. You know. When life gives you crap, make Crap Golems, right?
      Bogroll: If only I could, sir. Believe I'd have a legion.
  • In one webcomic (does anyone remember the title?) the main character ridicules the newest Pokémon edition for giving the protagonist a flaming monkey as a starting "fire" choice... and gets bombarded with flaming turds by the insulted mon.
  • In San: Three Kingdoms Comic, Dian Wei executes his famous Last Stand in Wan Castle by fighting with his dung buckets. It kinda explains why nobody wanted to get past him afterwards, because he stunk so much as a result.
  • Happens as a one-shot gag in Dominic Deegan — Melna punishes the elemental changeling Neilen by giving him a humiliating assignment—"find out if fire monkeys are a hazard."
  • Twisted Tropes: Donkey Kong runs out of barrels and hits Mario with a giant poop.
  • In this Nodwick, the villains are building an underground lair in an Absurdly-Spacious Sewer. The protagonists defeat them by flooding the lair with sewage.
    • In this one, a besieged town uses feces for catapult ammunition.

    Web Original 
  • This is something of a running joke whenever Hat Films play Garry's Mod Murder! with other members of the Yogscast, since Ross tells people to "eat shit" whenever he's the murderer. While game mechanics don't actually allow him to do this, he jokes that he's force-feeding the others feces.
  • Several Mons in Mortasheen weaponize taking a shit. Usually, the waste matter is a Hollywood Acid (the aforesead mons will reingest their wastes in order to concentrate them to corrosive levels of chemical potency) or laced with a Festering Fungus, but one creature makes dirt with such force it's treated as a siege weapon.

    Western Animation 
  • Mentioned repeatedly (but thankfully never shown) by the chimps Mason and Phil the Madagascar franchise.
  • Homer one time got poo flung at him (right in the face) by an angry chimp that he teased by pretending to offer peanuts in a 2-minute short preceding The Simpsons.
    • Implied in "Girly Edition": "And in schoolyard fights, the highly anticipated match between Kearney and Mr. Largo ended in a disqualification for use of dog-doo on a stick."
  • South Park:
    • While Butters is asleep, Cartman gives him a "Dirty Sanchez."
    • Cartman also farts on the Son of Satan, whom the others shun by saying "you smell like a fart."
    • Mr. Hanky is an expert at Dung Fu — he has a brown belt.
    • In Go God Go, Ms. Garrison uses this against Richard Dawkins (who's been hired to teach evolution at South Park Elementary after Garrison did such a poor job of it, mainly because she doesn't believe in the theory):
    Ms. Garrison: And if I'm a monkey, then I might as well act like a monkey, huh?! [starts acting like a monkey, then pulls down her pants and starts pooping into her hand]
    Richard Dawkins: What on Earth are you doing?!
    Ms. Garrison: Don't ask me, i'm a fucking monkey! [throws feces at Dawkins's face]
  • In the Mars University episode of Futurama, when Fry releases Gunter the intelligent monkey's parents on a fancy party:
    Farnsworth: What's that they're flinging at us?!
    [splat noises are heard off-camera]
    Gunter: Oh dear lord! All over the dean!
  • Referenced in The Fairly OddParents! movie "Abra-Catastrophe" during the part when the world becomes ruled by monkeys.
    Wanda: (after having something brown thrown at her face) Please be mud!
  • In one episode of SpongeBob SquarePants, Sandy's simian bosses ask her to build an automatic poop throwing machine.
  • Referenced in Young Justice when Superboy is told he should be thankful that a monkey only threw a protein bar at him.
  • British satirical TV show Spitting Image ran a parody of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. In this animation, the creatures living in a sewer and granted life by contact with radioactive waste became The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turds. Their preferred method of attack? Read the page title.
  • This is the Flea's Signature Move on ¡Mucha Lucha!.
  • Horat from The Nutshack likes to do this when he's annoyed.
  • The Loud House: Lily, the youngest Loud sibling, has a tendency to use her own dirty diapers as a weapon when pushed, best exemplified by her Ace Savvy persona, the Deuce. Even after getting potty-trained in Season 5, she still does this on occasion, like in "Silence of the Luans".
  • In Castlevania (2017), Trevor and Sopha at one point reminisce about fighting flying demon goats that dropped flaming goat feces on them.
  • In "A Room of One's Clone: The Pie of the Storm" of Clone High, in the midst of Joan's and Cleo's turf fight, Cleo tells Abe that Joan has started acting "like a monkey in every way." At the same time, Joan throws a dubious brown substance that flies right past the couple.
  • Total Drama: There are two instances of poop being weaponized.
    • In "Million Dollar Babies", Duncan and Courtney have to wrestle in an unsanitary ball pit wholesome bought from a cheap carnival. Among the things they find in it is a diaper dripping with poop, which Courtney forces into Duncan's mouth.
    • In "Mo' Monkey, Mo' Problems", Max thinks he can intimidate a gang of monkeys into cooperating. Instead, they pelt him with a brown substance that Max assumes is mud, but which Jasmine assures him is not mud.

    Real Life 
  • Monkeys. Yes, they DO fling poo, and anything else they can get their hands on. Their poo-hurling habit became infamous in the days when zoo animals' exhibits were plain concrete boxes, offering them no alternative ammunition. Most zoos nowadays have enclosures that replicate the animals' natural environment, and are therefore less conducive to poo-throwing behavior.
  • "Dung showering" by hippopotamuses. They release with a fair degree of force, but what really ramps up the revulsion is that they whirl their tails through the poo as it emerges, spattering it far and wide.
  • When their nest is threatened, the fieldfare bird is known to divebomb and eject their droppings onto would-be predators. It's surprisingly effective against birds, since the dung contains chemicals that break down the waterproof coating of feathers.
  • The Second Defenestration of Prague, though it likely was more intended for the victims to die than to land in a pile of manure.
  • Steven Seagal used something like this technique in a real fight backstage against Judo-expert Gene LeBelle: but involuntarily, when Gene choked Seagal unconscious, causing Seagal to evacuate in his pants.
  • The troll often likes to do this online, albeit with images of the substance in question.
  • At least some prisoners in highest-security prisons. (That's the only kind of weapon you can't take away from them.) Being a guard there sure ain't no fun job. Prisons in Northern Ireland were the venue for "dirty protests", in which human excrement was used as a weapon against guards by Republican prisoners protesting against prison rules and regulations.
    • This "corrections cocktail" behavior is specifically codified as a crime in every U.S. state.
  • Human feces have been used to poison weapons throughout history.
    • In Medieval Europe, archers in battle would stick their arrows into the ground rather than leave them in a quiver, preferably where they've done their business previously.
    • Ninja may well have stood shuriken in sewage to ensure that any wound they inflicted would get horribly infected.
    • So did the Viet Cong with their infamous bamboo "punji" sticks.
    • Dung was one of the ingredients the Scythians used in their arrow poison, along with putrefying blood and venomous snake corpses.
  • One of the audience members at a Twisted Sister concert actually crapped out a turd and flung it at the band one time.
  • One of the techniques used by Dutch farmers in their 2022 protests against their government was to spray manure on government buildings. "Don't bring a knife to a high-pressure liquefied pig shit fight."