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"In a fight, you have to be careful not to break the little bones in your hand on someone's face. That's why I like bathrooms — lots of hard surfaces."
Michael Westen, Burn Notice

When someone dies in the bathroom either while... occupied at the time of death, or if their death is directly brought about by use of the bathroom fixtures. The fictional bathroom can be a truly dangerous place. It is fraught with assassins, demons, and killer mutant creatures, to name a few. This is very possibly why Nobody Poops. Death or injury in the bathroom is a one-way ticket to a legacy of ignominy, and the prevalence of scary water-closet events seems to speak of a deeper human fear of vulnerability in this most private of places. Not to mention that some tricky assassins may exploit the assumed privacy and safety of the bathroom by Camping a Crapper.

In this sort of situation, the phrase "Make It Look Like an Accident" can take on disturbing subtext.

In real life, one possible heart attack symptom is for blood to gather in the veins of the lower intestine, making the person feel like they have to go #2. When you hear of people dying on the toilet, that's usually what happened.

This generally has nothing to do with Ass Kicks You. See Swirlie for less injurious (hopefully) examples. See Bathroom Brawl for fights that happen in bathrooms (although it is still possible for someone to get killed) and Camping a Crapper for someone getting attacked or killed in a bathroom without direct usage of the fixtures. For deaths probably adjacent to these, see Deadly Bath.

No Real Life Examples, Please! But if you're really curious, The Other Wiki has a list.

As a Death Trope, all Spoilers will be unmarked ahead. Beware.


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    Anime & Manga 
  • In an episode of Gintama, the Yorozuya crew and the Shinsengumi are dealing with a supposed ghost (which turns out to just be an alien fly-woman, but they don't find that out until the end of the episode), and Kondo has an encounter with said "ghost" in the bathroom. When Hijikata slams his stall door open, Kondo is in there... head-first into the toilet bowl.
    Gintoki: How did that happen
  • Alluded to once in a while in Haunted Junction, a manga about school spirits:
    • A gang of school spirits knocks out and kidnaps schoolers to send them to their original building, an old school from Aomori that's about to be closed down. In the manga, one of these attacks happens in the bathrooms and it shows a girl being severely wounded.
    • A whole episode is about a female spirit named Blue Spot Girl (Aoi Hanten), who haunts an all-boys school's bathrooms and beats up the male students if they don't give her the answers she wants to their questions. She's the long lost little sister of another bathroom spirit, Akamanto Kamen (Red Mask), who steps up to the challenge with different results according to the continuity.
  • The first episode of Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt has Panty getting sucked into a toilet by the Monster of the Week. Fortunately, she's an angel so we hear her duking it out with the monster inside the pipes before being spewed back out of the toilet Covered In Poo.

    Card Games 
  • Hecatomb had at least one monster that was based around a killer toilet. Well, specifically, it was a carnivorous ooze-monster made from animated sewerage, which was depicted as having risen out of a toilet and eaten the unlucky cleaner.

    Comic Books 

    Comic Strips 

    Fan Works 
  • One for All and Eight for the Ninth has All For One drown the germaphobic Overhaul in a dirty prison toilet after stealing his Quirk due to Overhaul using his Quirk to mangle AFO's hands while his Quirk was being stolen.
  • The Big Bad couple in Hivefled keep their prisoners in a cell where the only water supply comes from a sewer pipe. At least one prisoner has died from drinking this water, in an expectedly undignified manner.
  • In The Keys Stand Alone: The Soft World, John clears out the Border Crossroads Inn (all 200+ rooms of it) by filling every toilet with sewage.
  • The Lighted Stage: Jazmine finishes off Martin Rossi by drowning him in a toilet bowl.

    Films — Live-Action 
  • The ABCs of Death:
    • The protagonist of the "K" segment is killed in the toilet when her own stool rams her way up her rectum and out of her mouth at high speed.
    • In "T is for Toilet", the boy gets his head trapped between the toilet seat and the bowl, and then is killed when the cistern falls off the wall and crushes his skull.
  • In Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, an assassin tries to kill Austin while he's on the toilet. Austin turns the tables on him and kills him with a swirlie. In the second film, Scott tells Dr. Evil that if he has a time machine, he should just kill Austin while he's in the crapper and be done with it. Likely a homage to a similar scene in the '60s spy-spoof Our Man Flint.
  • The Alpha Bitch in Bad Reputation is beaten against, then drowned in, a toilet. She had previously vomited in it.
  • Catherine from Black Cat is stalked by an assassin in a toilet. She managed to get ahead of her captor by sneaking out from underneath a stall and as the assassin fires into an empty cubicle, Catherine then smashes his brain into a pulp from behind using a ceramic toilet cover.
  • Blown Away. Tommy Lee Jones uses the toilet bowl in his cell to create a shaped charge, which blows a hole through the prison wall.
  • The Boondock Saints, wherein Connor McManus is handcuffed to a toilet as two Russian mobsters take his brother Murphy out to the alley to shoot him in the head. Connor, in a fit of Unstoppable Rage, tears the toilet right out of the floor, carries up to the apartment building roof and proceeds to send the toilet crashing down upon the head of the guy about to kill his brother as he jumps down himself onto the back of the second goon.
  • The Bourne Series: Jason Bourne once killed an enemy agent with a bathroom. Not just in, with.
  • Justified in Brannigan (1975). John Wayne is targeted by a hit-man who rigs up a Sawn-Off Shotgun behind his hotel room door. In case he dodges the first Booby Trap, the hit-man plants a bomb in the toilet, knowing that a near-death experience would lead to a Bring My Brown Pants moment. Fortunately, the Duke is smart enough to dodge both traps.
  • Bullet in the Head have Luke's introduction with his first onscreen kill, a target taking a leak in a urinal. Said target falls into the puddle of piss.
  • Capps Crossing: Robin dies in an outhouse from having a stick driven through her torso from behind.
  • Two very long scenes in Copycat take place in a large public bathroom. Traumatic is the word.
  • In Critters, one of the Krites attempts to escape the bounty hunters by trying to squeeze itself down the hole in the bottom of the toilet. It can't quite fit, and the bounty hunter's weapon annihilates the Krite, the toilet, and most of the surrounding fixtures.
  • In Deadpool (2016), one of Wade's victims is killed on the toilet.
  • The first victim of monstrous gigantic octopus that had taken over a cruise liner in Deep Rising is a woman who is hiding in a toilet. It is implied that she was forcefully sucked into the toilet, complete with blood-spatters.
  • A prostitute has her head bashed against a toilet until it breaks (not her head, the toilet) in Dream Home.
  • In Guns, Girls and Gambling, Gay Elvis is assassinated by The Blonde while he is sitting on the toilet in the restroom of the train station.
  • House Shark: When Betsy, Theo's babysitter, decides to go to the bathroom, she sits down on the toilet. The shark swims up through the toilet bowl and attacks her. Frank comes home and finds here there, covered in blood from the attack. He tries to pull her off, only for the shark to pull her down into the bowl.
  • In The Initiation, Andy is taking a leak at the urinal when the killer catches him and slits his throat.
  • James Bond
    • In Casino Royale (2006), Bond's first kill (of two needed to earn 00 status) takes place in a bathroom. After much smashing of mirrors and porcelain, he drowns the guy in the sink. The mook was Playing Possum, however, and when Bond turns his back to retrieve his gun, the man leaps back up - and also cries out, giving Bond enough warning to spin around and shoot him. Cue opening credits.
    • GoldenEye has Bond knocking out his first mook this way. "Beg your pardon. Forgot to knock."
  • In the film version of Jurassic Park, Donald Gennaro abandons Tim and Lex and hides in an outdoor restroom during the initial T-rex attack. However, the dinosaur knocks the building down, revealing poor Gennaro sitting on the still intact toilet. She promptly eats him off the crapper.
  • In 80s Polish Comedy Kingsajz the climax scene has the protagonist and the antagonist fighting in a bathroom while shrunk, the villain is dispatched by falling in a flushing toilet.
  • Killer Angels opens with Johnny's introduction scene, garroting his target inside a toilet cubicle.
  • The toilet bomb in Lethal Weapon 2
  • Parodied in Loaded Weapon 1. Nothing happens to the guy.
  • In the Andy Warhol film Lupe, it is suggested that Mexican actress Lupe Velez was found dead with her head in a toilet bowl. May or may not be Truth in Television.
  • In The Matrix, Agent Smith punches Morpheus in a way that he lands head first on a toilet and breaks it.
  • In Meet The Fockers, the Byrnes' cat Jinxy (who knows how to use a toilet) flushes the Focker's dog Moses. Bernie smashes the RV toilet with a fire extinguisher to save his dog. Moses is later seen okay, but with his fur turned blue from the incident.
  • The film Monsturd involves a serial killer who is turned into a literal shit-monster by a mad scientist. His M.O. is to come up through the toilet while people are in the restroom and kill them, leaving messages taunting the cops scrawled in feces all over the walls.
  • In Night of the Creeps, a character is attacked and taken over by the sluglike aliens while he's using the bathroom.
  • In Ninja Assassin Raizo's first kill is conducted in a bathroom.
  • Parker: During the fight with the hitman in the hotel, Parker slams the hitman across the head with the lid from the cistern, causing him to fall and smash his head into the bathtub.
  • Phantom of the Mall: Eric's Revenge: After the mugger who attacked Melody is revealed to be the mall pianist, Eric kills him on the toilet with a poisonous snake.
  • In Preservation, Mike knocks out one of the hunters by repeatedly slamming his head against the toiler bowl in the portable toilet.
  • In Pulp Fiction, when Vincent is hired to kill Butch following Butch deciding to bet on himself and win the fight that he was supposed to throw, he stupidly leaves his MAC-10 on the counter of Butch's kitchen as he uses the bathroom. When Butch comes to his apartment looking for a certain gold watch, he notices the MAC-10, takes it up, and blows Vincent away as he leaves the bathroom.
  • Saw:
    • In the first film, Adam kills Zep in the series' infamous Bathroom. Then in a flashback in the third film, Amanda gives Adam a Mercy Kill to prevent him from suffering from starvation upon getting locked up in the Bathroom.
    • Several other characters, such as Xavier Chavez, Eric Matthews and Mark Hoffman, later end up facing their fate in the Bathroom with different outcomes, be it dying, escaping or their death simply being left ambiguous.
  • Scream:
    • In Scream 2, Phil Stevens is stabbed in the head through a toilet partition while listening to a conversation in the adjacent stall.
    • Variation: in Scream 4, Dewey gets clocked in the head with an (unused) bedpan.
  • A girl is knifed in the back, then dunked in a filthy, leech-infested outhouse until she dies in Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers.
  • In Street Trash, Bill fights and defeats a hitman sent after him by Duran in the bathroom, culminating in him intentionally vomiting all over the guy's unconscious body.
  • True Lies: Two of the bad guys get killed in a restroom shootout. One even has his head dunked in a urinal, which is then flushed. "Here, cool off."
  • In Unforgiven, one of the cowboys is assassinated while in the outhouse.
  • In Varsity Blood, Blaine drops a packet of cocaine in the toilet and while he is trying to fish it out, the killer shoves his head in the bowl and holds it there, drowning him.
  • Vengeance! (1970) has a fight scene inside a toilet, with the victim killed by having his head dunked into a bucket of human waste.
  • This happens in Watchmen. Rorschach electrocutes a guy in his cell and then smashes his head into a toilet while giving this awesome quote. "Hm. Never disposed of sewage with a toilet before. Obvious, really."
    • Second time in Watchmen. After Rorschach's rescue from prison, he corners a thug in the men's room while Night Owl and Silk Spectre wait. "Need to visit men's room." You see the thug hiding by the toilet as Rorschach goes in and can see brief images of him while the door swings back and forth. Then you hear a toilet flush, Rorschach walks out, and a big pool of blood flows from under the door. You don't get to actually SEE what happens, and that makes it even more awesome.
  • In The Young Poisoner's Handbook, Graham has a nightmare where he is throwing up into the toilet and his dead stepmother rises up out of the bowl, grabs his head and drags him in headfirst. This was actually one of Berridge's nightmares that Graham and claimed as his own to Dr. Zeigler, which he is now experiencing for real.
  • Zombieland: Columbus hides from a zombie in his bathroom at the beginning, using the lid from the toilet take to bludgeon her.

  • A variation in The Baker Street Irregulars series by Terrance Dicks when a Kid Detective gets brained on the head with a chamberpot. When one of his friends later brings it to the hospital as a flower vase, he has to explain its true purpose and that it goes under the bed, not on the windowsill.
  • One of the Discworld books describes death via red-hot pokers coming up through the privy hole. Kings live dangerous lives, sadly.
  • Ender of Ender's Game fights a bully in a shower room, using its unique properties to his advantage. Though he doesn't find out until much later, this had fatal side effects.
  • In Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle's Footfall, a character is killed by holding his face in a toilet until he drowns.
  • In Harry Potter Moaning Myrtle was killed in the bathroom and thus became the bathroom ghost.
  • Dean Koontz seems to enjoy this trope:
    • The Face describes the death of the protagonist's ex-friend, gangster Duncan "Dunny" Whistler. He owed some guys money, so they sent a couple of thugs around, who submerged his head in a toilet for long enough to put him into a coma and eventually kill him.
    • In Phantoms, Harold Ordnay and his wife try and escape the Ancient Enemy by hiding in the hotel bathroom. It gets them anyway (although Ordnary has enough time to scrawl a cryptic warning on the mirror). Other characters throughout the book are also found to be missing from locked bathrooms.
    • In Darkfall, a drug dealer tries to hide from the goblin-like demons sent after him by Baba Lavelle by seeking refuge in the master bathroom of his home. However, the goblins are very small and get in through an air conditioning vent, killing him.
  • In Midnight’s Children, Homi Catrack is killed while on the toilet.
  • In Jennifer Weiner's novel "Mrs. Everything", a character dies sitting on the toilet. One of his daughters begs her mother and sister to say that they found him on the bathroom floor.
  • Phryne Fisher: In Death in Daylesford, the murderer's final murder attempt was a Booby Trap involving a grenade rigged up on the outside toilet of the final victim.
  • In Michael Slade's Ripper, the toilet is one of many, many fixtures in the mansion which the serial killers Skull and Bones have turned into a Death Trap.
  • Room: Discussed when Ma tells Jack that she tried to kill Old Nick by hitting him on the head with the lid of the toilet cistern, as it was the heaviest thing in Room.
  • In A Storm of Swords, Tywin Lannister is killed by his son Tyrion while in the lavatory. This is followed by a Brick Joke that "Tywin Lannister did not, in the end, shit gold."
  • In one of the Rogue Warrior novels, Marcinko takes a serious beating from a tango who ambushes him in a bathroom and starts smashing his head into the fixtures. After giving the reader a short lecture on just how much of a force multiplier porcelain can be, he turns the tables and gives the tango a fatal dose of his own medicine.

    Live-Action TV 
  • The Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode "Lessons" has the spirits of a dead nerd, a female teenager and a janitor haunting inside a talisman in the bathroom.
  • Burn Notice provides this page's quote, lampshading how and why this trope can be very effective, even in Real Life.
  • One episode of CSI features a toilet which explodes (though without fatality) due to dry ice being flushed away.
  • CSI: NY:
    • "Tri-Borough": A guy gets kicked by two cans in quick succession. He's a construction worker whose co-workers pull the Overturned Outhouse gag on him while he's in a porta-potty. Immediately upon getting out of that situation, he's walking across the yard, which is very close to an airport, when a block of "blue ice" from the lavatory of a jet that's coming in for a landing dislodges and conks him on the head, killing him.
    • "Playing with Matches": A woman dies after getting locked in a high tech prototype public toilet. It's self-cleaning feature kicks in, it fills with water, and she drowns.
    • "Do or Die": A popular high-school girl is killed by a classmate who bashes her head against a sink in the girl's restroom.
  • George is killed by a space station's toilet seat in the series premiere of Dead Like Me. She's referred to in the Grim Reaper community as "Toilet Seat Girl", and try as she might, she can't escape the connection.
  • In Episode 2 of FlashForward viewers discover one of the Blackout victims was on the toilet and afterward had to resuscitate a co-worker whose blackout had left him drowning in the urinal. Ewwww. CPR: Clean, Pretty, Reliable disgustingly AVERTED!
  • In Frasier, Roz tells the following story:
    Lupe Velez, the movie star in the '30s. Well, her career hit the skids, so she decided she'd make one final stab at immortality. She figured if she couldn't be remembered for her movies, she'd be remembered for the way she died. And all Lupe wanted was to be remembered. So, she plans this lavish suicide - flowers, candles, silk sheets, white satin gown, full hair and makeup, the works. She takes the overdose of pills, lays on the bed, and imagines how beautiful she's going to look on the front page of tomorrow's newspaper. Unfortunately, the pills don't sit well with the enchilada combo plate she sadly chose as her last meal. She stumbles to the bathroom, trips and goes head-first into the toilet, and that's how they found her. ...Will you ever forget that story?note 
  • In Game of Thrones, when Tywin Lannister pushes his son Tyrion too far, the result is being cornered on the privy and two crossbow bolts to the chest.
  • The Goodies: In "Daylight Robbery on the Orient Express'', the Shafts are killed when someone blows up the lavatory on the train while they are inside.
  • Edmund II's Stupid Death in Horrible Histories. He was stabbed up the bottom by a Viking hiding in his toilet.
  • There was an episode of M*A*S*H where someone rigged a toilet to explode. It was an attempt by Cowboy to kill Henry Blake.
  • M.I. High: In "Dark Star'', Frank takes out one of Colt's henchmen (non-fatally) with an exploding toilet.
  • In the season one thanksgiving episode of New Girl, they decide to use their elderly neighbour's (Mrs. Beverly) apartment for the kitchen. Paul, Jess's date, accidentally looks into the bathroom to see Mrs. Beverly's corpse on the toilet.
  • Norsemen: Chieftain Olav is using the village "shitting log" when he gets ambushed and stabbed several times by another village's chief whose ear he had cut off earlier in the episode. He manages to hang on for a few hours yet though, until his brother Oim finishes him off.
  • The Outpost: In the pilot, Talon catches up with Toru Magmoor, one of the men who massacred her people, as he's urinating in an alley after a night at the tavern. He coolly asks her to at least wait until he's finished.
  • Six Feet Under: In the cold opening of "Time Flies", an elderly woman dies while sitting on the toilet.
  • In season 3 of The Sopranos Gigi Cestone dies on the toilet after having a heart attack.
  • Supernatural does this at least once- one girl holds another's head in a toilet until she drowns.
  • As a T-1000-like Terminator in Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Shirley Manson disguises herself as a urinal, then kills the man who intended to urinate into her with a Bond One-Liner: "Sorry I piss you off, Mr. Tuck."

    Mythology & Folklore 
  • Many versions of the famous "Bloody Mary" urban legend claim that Mary appears in her victim's bathroom mirror before killing them. Some versions imply that she prefers hanging around bathrooms, while others maintain that she can be summoned in any dark room in which the victim is alone (the bathroom just happens to be a natural place to get some privacy). Considering the tale's origins as a ghost story circulated by children, this detail was probably chosen to make Mary seem scarier since the bathroom is a place where people generally expect to be left alone.
  • Japanese folklore includes several ghosts/Yōkai said to inhabit bathrooms. Both of these are featured in Ghost Stories, though Hanako gets some Adaptational Heroism.
    • Hanako-san is the ghost of a young girl who died there (whether murder, suicide, or dying in a WWII bombing), who sometimes pulls victims through the toilet into hell.
    • Aka Manto or Akagami-Aogami is a demon who will ask the victim to choose between red paper and blue paper. Either choice will result in them being killed, red by cutting with blades, blue by strangling. And before you think of Taking a Third Option, picking another color will usually end up with him dragging you to hell anyway (Depending on the Writer).

    Tabletop Games 
  • During the part of the play test for D&D Next that was open to the public, there was a Tomb of Horrors inspired adventure called The Mines of Madness. Outside the mines was an outhouse. If you attempt to use it, you'd likely be eaten by a wurm that could be encountered later in the mines.
  • Grimtooth's Traps Too has the "Cranequin Goose" trap (a pressure-triggered crossbow hidden down the privy) and calls it "A fine way for a high and mighty hero to die."
  • In Rolemaster interpreting going to the toilet as a static manoeuvre, there is ~ 1 in 400 chance of it having the "opposite to the intended effect"

  • The Real Ghostbusters toyline had Fearsome Flush, a "haunted" toilet that, when pushed forward, would sprout menacing eyes, teeth, and tongue.

    Video Games 
  • Among Us:
    • On the map Polus, one of the potential locations for the Fix Wires common task is located in a non-functioning toilet stall near Medbay. There's also a vent located directly under the task panel, allowing Impostors to conveniently murder any hapless Crewmate who's unfortunate enough to have to fix the wiring in the toilets and, in many cases, get away with it.
    • One of the possible tasks on the Airship map requires a Crewmate to unclog a toilet. Taking advantage of both this and the fact that the toilets are a relatively secluded part of the map, a viable strategy for the Impostor is to hide in a toilet stall and kill any Crewmates that pass by. The seclusion of the toilets on the map are also a double-edged sword in this case — while Crewmates can hide there without getting caught for the entire round, Genre Savvy Impostors can also keep the dead bodies of the Crewmates they killed there without them being found.
  • You can't kill anyone in Bully, but a swirlie is still a knockout if you can drag your enemy to the toilets and flush 'em.
  • Death Flush is a horror-comedy game about a man and his girlfriend who are threatened by a Freddy Kreuger-esque figure known as the Toilet Seat Killer who kills people through possessed toilets.
  • In Deception 4, The Nightmare Princess, one of the newest traps is a rigged toilet. On the surface, it's just a normal unassuming toilet. But plant a poor victim's butt on it and it'll give her an ultra-high pressure bidet that'll rocket her into the air.
  • One of the Cannith Challenges in Dungeons & Dragons Online, is called Moving Targets, where you have to kill a bunch of mobsters in their mansion. In this one though, they randomly teleport around the place, sometimes going to the toilets. One optional objective in this challenge is to actually kill a boss while he is in the toilets, making it an Enforced Trope.
  • Dishonored 2: In one of the apartments infested with deadly bloodflies, you can find a deceased man sitting on a toilet.
  • Fallout series:
    • In Fallout 2 one sidequest involves a cave under a toilet in Modoc. It is blocked by rocks that can be cleared with explosives, but that causes methane to explode. If you aren't quick enough, you may get killed and get a Non Standard Game Over, something like "your stinking body flew far away, the locals were too disgusted to bury it". If your party is wounded by the explosion, they may attack you.
    • Fallout 3. There are numerous traps in the game, but one the most sinister takes the form of a toilet rigged to electrocute whoever uses it, which in your case is drink from it. Some toilets also have mines placed in the bowls or tanks.
    • In Fallout: New Vegas, one opportunity to assassinate Papa Khan is when he goes to use the outhouse. Bonus points if carried out with explosives.
  • Ghostbusters: The Video Game has a Cursed Artifact in the form of an absolutely disgraceful-looking toilet. When you collect it, your HUD reads: "This toilet is making frightening someone drowning?" Turns out the thing has a bloodthirsty demon bound to it and was involved in an assassination many years ago.
  • One of the stage interactions inside Arkham Asylum in Injustice 2 is a toilet inside a wrecked cell. Characters with normal strength (like Batman, Flash or Deadshot) will grab the enemy and smash their head into the toilet, while characters with superstrength (like Superman, Bane or Swamp Thing) will simply pick up the toilet and chuck it at the enemy.
  • Half-Life 2: Deathmatch. You have a gravity gun that can launch heavy objects at lethal velocity. Most of the maps have toilets that can be picked up with this gravity gun. Needless to say, this is an iconic combat technique, so much so that not only is the kill icon for thrown objects a flying toilet, it's also in the title screen for the game. There's also an achievement in the standard game for killing an enemy with a toilet. It's aptly named "Flushed".
    • Black Mesa features no less than two scientists who met their demise on the crapper. One is turned into a headcrab zombie not long after the resonance cascade, bursting out from the stall as soon as you approach it, while another is found shot through the stall door in the midst of the military's cleanup operation at the Biodome Complex.
    • Half-Life: Alyx also includes an unfortunate soul who was zombified inside a bathroom, in the Northern Star hotel. You can even hear the toilet flush just before they come out to attack you.
  • Hitman:
    • On many maps there are opportunities to slip your target something that will cause them to rush for the bathroom to throw up into, giving you the chance to sneak in and shove their heads into the toilet bowl to drown them.
    • In Marrakesh, one of your assassination targets is holed up in an abandoned school. On the floor of the second-floor bathroom of the school is a hole. It's got a toilet beside it. Guess what you can do if your target walks under the hole.
  • In Jet Set Willy 2, the toilet at the start sucks you into an inescapable death trap.
  • In Leisure Suit Larry 1: In the Land of the Lounge Lizards, one of the many, many, many, ways to die involves flushing a backed-up toilet. Of course, you're required to use the toilet for 100% Completion, and one would instinctively flush it for more points.
  • In MadWorld, you can give your enemies lethal swirlies, though they're not so much swirlies as just dunking their heads into the toilet and waiting for them to explode into tiny chunks.
  • The Hanako ghost also exists in Persona. It consists of a mobile toilet from which a gruesome demon peeks out and lashes out at the party... and it knows Mudoon.
  • In Saints Row: The Third, this is one of the weapons for fighting with at Murderbrawl XXXI.
    • Saints Row IV. The President of the United States can turn INTO a toilet and kill people. Reasons unclearnote .
  • In Space Quest II, using the lighter in the restroom on Vohaul's asteroid base causes a methane explosion.
  • In the opening of Splinter Cell: Conviction, Sam can make a hitman very well-acquainted with several different toilets and sinks in a filthy public restroom.
  • In Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain, one of the Yakuza officers in Murakawa Tower can be taken out while relieving himself at a urinal.
  • Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception features a Giant Mook as a Warmup Boss at the beginning of the game. After the fight goes into the men's bathroom, Drake defeats the guy by smashing a toilet cistern into his face.
  • In Sleeping Dogs Wei Shen can drown enemies in toilets and urinals when fighting in a bathroom.
  • In Yakuza 0 during Chapter 1, Kiryu can slam unfortunate mooks heads into urinals with Heat Actions. He also has a fight against Yoneda before slamming him into one, holds his head into the water then smashing his head through to break the urinal. That's not what kills him. Just to cap off the fight, Kiryu DROP KICKS HIM OUT THE WINDOW!

    Visual Novels 
  • Going into the bathroom in any of the Corpse Party games is a bad idea. They have a high mortality rate.
  • Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc: When Sayaka Maizono's attack on Leon Kuwata failed, she attempted to hide in Makoto Naegi's shower. It failed and Leon stabbed her to death there.

    Web Animation 
  • In the Supermarioglitchy4's Super Mario 64 Bloopers episode "101 ways for mario to die (the right way!)", way #65 is "Toilet Pwned", accompanied with a skit of Mario walking down a hallway, when suddenly a toilet with Luigi on it crashes through the ceiling on top of him. Luigi is seemingly oblivious that the toilet landed on top of his brother.

  • Reversed in Kevin & Kell. Kevin resorts to a loan shark who shows up via his toilet. The next strip shows little Coney in potty training on the same toilet, and the results: One dead loan shark, one full bunny. When asked about the effects of the shark would be on the young girl, she shows in a later panel what results: she visits the bathroom with a fishing rod.
  • This strip of The Perry Bible Fellowship where "Mario" apparently drowned himself in a toilet.

    Western Animation 
  • From The Fairly OddParents!, when discussing how Timmy's "Super X" wishes tend to go south, Wanda brings up Super Toilet, which immediately causes Cosmo to freak out. This gets a Brick Joke a few seasons later, when Cosmo meets Super Toilet and then seem to make amends... then the toilet slams its lid, knocking him in and flushing him.
  • In the Futurama episode "I Second That Emotion", Bender gets angry at Nibbler and flushes him down a toilet. This leads to Professor Farnsworth installing an empathy chip in Bender's head, which leads to Bender feeling sorry for Nibbler, taking himself apart and flushing himself down the toilet to look for him. Both are subversions, as they survive, but it leads to a meeting with the sewer mutants, and then Leela being left as a Virgin Sacrifice for a monster called El Chupanibre (It Makes Sense in Context, honest) which is defeated by being flushed down a giant toilet.
  • In one episode of Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi, Yumi's malfunctioning security system causes everything in her room to attack her, including the toilet. ("No way," she says when it does so.)
  • Kaeloo:
    • In Episode 64, when Stumpy tries to clean the toilet, a monster with tentacles suddenly emerges from it and tries to attack him.
    • In Episode 71, when the characters are playing Cluedo, one of Stumpy's guesses as to how Lady Carrot (Pretty) was murdered is that she had a toilet dropped on her head in the library.
  • In an episode of Robot Chicken, Venus di Milo from Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation is shown to have committed suicide by trying to flush herself down the toilet.
    Cop 1: Ironically when she died, she crapped herself.
    Cop 2: Is that ironic, or just funny?
  • In the South Park episode "Reverse Cowgirl", Clyde's mother constantly harps on him for leaving the toilet seat up, insisting that she might fall in. Not only does that happen, the flushing causes her insides to be pulled out, killing her.
  • Spliced: In "Pink", a mole-ster pretending to be Entree's conscience (It Makes Sense in Context) hits Entree over the head with a toilet hard enough to shatter the toilet.
  • A close variation in Static Shock when Static deals with Hot Streak by pulling a sewer line out of the ground and inundating him in its contents.


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Alternative Title(s): Killed With A Toilet, Kicked In The Can



And the monster can get you from just about ANY toilet...

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