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Sometimes, the creators really want to show just how disgusting, Squicky, or teeth-rottening something is to a character, but don't think a Vomit Discretion Shot is necessary (seeing as this tactic is using applied in comedy shows and the 'disgusting' thing in question isn't so bad, it's pretty much justified). So there is the Waterfall Puke—a stream of yellowish (or rainbow) ick that flows from the character's mouth to show that they are disgusted. Ironically enough, nobody else seems to notice that the character is vomiting, or even make an attempt to clean it up when they do.

Note that this is more common in anime and manga, where details can be exaggerated for comedic effect.

Compare the Vomit Indiscretion Shot, Vomit Chain Reaction. Contrast Vomit Discretion Shot. See also the relatively less squicky Drool Deluge.


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    Anime and Manga 

    Asian Animation 

    Live Action TV 
  • It showed up in MANswers once when it was superimposed on a tiger.
  • A sketch on Little Britain had a prim old lady from the Women's Institute react with a ridiculously over-the-top, Overly-Long Gag version of this whenever her Little Englander values were challenged in any way. She also didn't make any attempt to avoid vomiting directly onto whoever/whatever caused the offence.
  • Black Pigeon, one of Yapool's many Choju in Ultraman Ace, gushes large amounts of corrosive pigeon milk (a regurgitated fluid normally provided by pigeons as sustenance for their offspring) during his battle with Ace that has the possibility to cause paralysis.
  • Thats Just Me, which randomly switches into anime for scenes hard to do in live-action, does this a lot. A famous scene is when Elizabeth pukes water after being shocked by the poor behavior of the 8th graders, then it changes into her doing a Spit Take in live-action.
    • Vomit/Spit Line: Intercom: "And the 8th graders have 530 points!" Elizabeth: *drinking water* "That's not so bad!" Intercom: "And the 7th graders have 920 points!" Elizabeth: *spit/puke* "WHAT?!"

    Video Games 
  • MapleStory has a toggle button you can press that shows your avatar doing this. With the right amount of NX Cash to buy the option, after all.
  • Ark would do this in Terranigma if you ate something bad.
  • Pangya has an emote, "(puke)", which does this. It's frequently used as a reaction to a spectacularly flubbed shot.
  • In the PC game Family Flights whenever your plane experienced turbulence, some people might get sick, and thus this would happen and would require you to clean it up. It was rainbow colored instead of yellow though.
  • In Abobo's Big Adventure, Kirby does this in his death animation, vomiting up dozens of video game characters.
  • In Keio Flying Squadron 2, the sumo daruma boss does this following the move where he spins around on a pencil.
  • In Densetsu no Stafy 3, Evil weaponises it in the form of Wave Motion Puke which squishes the entire screen from above. If you failed to deflect it? It's One-Hit Kill.
  • In the trailer for Con Man: The Game, Alan Tudyk (in animated form) does this twice after he states that the food at the con needs to be kept fresh by the player.

    Web Animation 
  • In The Flash Tub cartoon Platform Hero, Green Dinosaur, after being The Load for so long, helps Platform Hero cross the Broken Bridge in front of Dark Dragon's castle by sniffing the air, sprouting a wing... and disgorging an enormous stream of vomit that fills the gap.


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    Western Animation 
  • Futurama: Happens to the unfortunate Mushu the whale, all so that Kif can reclaim a watch it ate. (Bender also uses it as a distraction to escape a pair of cops chasing him.)
  • Asami does it in The Legend of Korra when she hears what's inside the 'Street Gruel' that she's eating.
  • Mort does this in Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted.
    Mort: My tummy is speaking to me! (puke)
  • Family Guy: In "Quagmire's Dad", Brian vomits for 30 uninterrupted seconds when he finds out that the girl he just slept with was Quagmire's sex-changed father.
  • Gravity Falls features gnomes puking waterfalls of rainbows.

    Real Life 
  • Any participant of the ‘Milk Challenge’, in which players have to drink a large bottle of milk (normally around 1 gallon, or 4 litres) in one go within an hour will usually fall victim to this trope - when the stomach becomes completely full, it responds to being overfilled by simply ejecting any excess, but will then proceed to eject everything else for good measure, resulting in vomited up milk quite literally gushing out of the contestant’s throat!

It just keeps coming...


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Gnomes Puke Rainbows

Mabel kicks a gnome so hard it pukes. The puke is a glowing rainbow waterfall.

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