Vomit Indiscretion Shot

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Wow indeed.

"For those of you listening at home, the young constable has just thrown up into his helmet. This is the longest continuous vomit seen on Broadway since John Barrymore puked over Laertes in the second act of Hamlet, in 1941."

Narrator, Monty Python Live at City Center

Since the Vomit Discretion Shot is so common, there's nothing better to show off how edgy you are than show the act directly. The grosser, dirtier, and more nauseating, better.

Comes in two, uh, flavors:

  • Juicy, continuous fluid, usually yellow or green.
  • Chunky, with stomach contents. Anything goes, but blue is still unlikely.

A writer with particular attention to detail will notice that, having thrown up, the wave of the smell of the stuff is liable to make you...keep on at it.

See also Vomit Chain Reaction. The distant brother of this trope is Waterfall Puke, which usually applies to anime.

Examples of Vomit Indiscretion Shot include:


Anime and Manga

  • Narutaru has a few of these:
    • Akira throws up on herself and before passing out in the classroom when she first links with her shadow dragon Ensof, because she feels it plummeting from the sky at high speed.
    • Satomi also gets to feel the nasty side-effects of psychic links with Mons; when her shadow dragon Amapola gets cut up by an attack chopper's rotor blades, she vomits, loses consciousness, and wets herself.
    • After being forced to ingest a beaker full of worms, Hiroko voids her stomach contents all over the ground as soon as the bullies leave.
  • Also happens in Bokurano, where Ushiro vomits during his battle due to the accumulated stress. He recovers a little faster and has to change clothes before continuing, winning, and dying.
  • In the un-edited versions of Dragon Ball Z Gohan kicks Cell in the stomach so hard he causes him to puke up Android 18, along with lots of acid.
  • Kagura from Gintama does this in the middle of the street in one episode, grossing everyone out with the stench. The OVA proudly touts the fact that she's the first Shounen Jump heroine to throw up (though she may have been predated by...)
  • Orihime, in volume 5 of the Bleach manga - more exactly, the fight with Numb Chandelier, after NC forces Tatsuki to kick Orihime in the stomach and she falls to her knees while vomiting. With through-the-fingers spray effect.
    • Nel Tu's "drool" has healing powers. When she runs dry, she tries tugging on her uvula to get more out and quickly learns it wasn't drool at all.
  • Parodied in DNA². Junta Momonari, who's allergic to women, vomits when he sees a girl without many clothes on. Since this is played for laughs, we see a chibi Junta puking his heart out and frequently all over the girl. It's even featured in the OP credits.
  • In Spirited Away, the monster No-Face eats and then later barfs up pretty much every single bit of food in the whole bathhouse, along with a few staff members, who are dirty and shocked but otherwise none the worse for the wear. Also subverted in that it's not exactly vomit as he has no digestive system to speak of.
  • One chapter of Naruto has Tsunade vomiting after drinking too much and not only is it clearly visible, it is the first thing we see when the narrative switches to her from somewhere else. The anime removes this, and skips that part of the scene.
    • Earlier there was one from Kabuto before the first test of the Chuunin Exams after getting attacked by a provoked group of Sound Ninja. Again, in the anime, he just gets nauseous/disoriented.
    • During their tenure in the Forest of Death, both Sasuke (after he and Sakura get paralyzed by Orochimaru's Mind Screw attack) and Rock Lee (during his fight with the Sound Ninja) fall to this trope. In the anime, they're both turned into Vomit Discretion Shots.
    • Naruto ends up thorwing when trying to use a Breath Weapon attack that is described as being a lot like vomiting and he gets the wrong idea. The actual vomiting happens between panels, but we do get a view of the vomit leaking out of his mouth.
  • Nyaata does this at one point in Cat Soup.
  • Black Butler has Ciel vomiting due to asthma in the Circus of Fear arc.
    • And again after witnessing the "good docter" sacrifice a child.
    • Before either of these, upon seeing the mutilated corpse of a woman killed by Jack the Ripper.
  • The first episode of Black Lagoon shows Rock vomiting off the side of the ship. It starts on the vomit and pans up to reveal him leaning over the rail. It's not seasickness, by the way, but rather Rock's reaction to learning that his company has declared him dead and thrown him to the wolves.
  • Used in the manga version of Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Matsuribayashi-hen after Miyoko left the Orphanage of Fear and has a flashback of a punishment.
  • In the Japanese version of Sailor Moon, episode 65, at the end everyone goes out for pizza and Usagi is chugging soda. Rei teased her again so Usagi yelled at her and when Rei said what she said was true, Usagi turns gray and throws the soda up on Rei.
  • Happens rather frequently in Gantz when some of the more squeamish players witness the gruesome deaths of the others.
  • In Episode 20 of the 2009 Fullmetal Alchemist anime, Edward is overcome with nausea as he digs up the remains of the... thing the human transmutation resulted in. It sets the mood for the scene immediately, as the viewer now also feels nauseous.
  • This happens frequently in Panty and Stocking With Garterbelt. It's usually... pink.
    • Episode 5-B is titled "Vomiting Point". Just saying.
  • Played for Laughs in the very first episode of Excel Saga. "If you want me to strip down, I'll strip down; If you want me to throw up, I'll throw up!"
  • Played for Laughs with Miki after she gets drunk in Life. The "camera" is to her back so you can barely see it, but you can clearly see a spray of liquid.
  • The second Rebuild of Evangelion movie has Shinji vomiting blood in the film's climax. It's that kind of movie.
  • This shows up in the first scary stories skit in Daily Lives of High School Boys. While the vomit is drawn as if it was water... it has a centipede in it.
  • Ghost in the Shell has a memorable example of a man being violently sick in a toilet while repeating his Madness Mantra of, "Why do they want to eat?!" (Referring to full-cyberized humans eating 'fake food').
  • Happens every so often in Berserk. Guts usually goes for a special juicy blood flavor, what with all of the internal damage he sustains. Yum.
  • Yukiteru once does this in Mirai Nikki after being attacked.

Comic Books

  • Distressingly common in works by Ross Cambell. Word on the street is that in addition to chubby chicks, he also has a thing for Roman Showers.
  • In "It's Not Lupus!", a Runaways story from "Breaking Into Comics The Marvel Way #1", Molly is "really, really not feeling good". Nico and Karolina are suitably startled when Molly proceeds to barf right in front of them.
  • Several times in Empowered, by both Thugboy and Emp herself. And Sistah Spooky.
  • German comic Rudi. Sometimes even on other people (yuck).
  • Italian comic Cattivik. And is disgusting.


'He's gonna pop!'

  • Osmosis Jones has it both ways. While Frank throwing up on Shane's teacher is done as a Vomit Discretion Shot, a photo on the school paper shows the act in all its nauseating glory.
  • Super Size Me has a gratuitous shot when Morgan Spurlock McVomits out his parked car window after consuming an entire Super Sized McDonald's combo. Being a documentary, it was completely real.
  • In Meet the Feebles, Harry tries to perform in the show despite being extremely sick, and ends up puking on the stage.
  • Dead Bang (1989). The alcoholic cop played by Don Johnson runs down an outlaw biker and is immediately sick on him. The biker is so grossed out he agrees to spill the beans as long as Johnson doesn't spill his a second time.
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, where Norrington has had more rum than he could handle the previous night.
  • In Holy Smoke, right after the main character discovers that her father isn't actually ill, she chunders into a trash can in extreme close-up. The fact that it's very obviously phony somehow doesn't make it any better. At all.
  • Used for waaaay Too Much Information in Murder by Numbers. Justin is so disgusted by having to mutilate the girl's body (despite having been the one to strangle her) that he throws up—and manages to throw up blood. Beats the hell out of dropping your glasses.
  • Miller's Crossing. The protagonist Tom Reagan takes Bernie Bernbaum out to Miller's Crossing to kill him, but lets Bernie go after he shamelessly begs for his life. Later The Dane hears a rumor that Bernie is still alive, so he takes Tom back to the site to either find Bernie's body or leave Tom's there. Tom Reagan appears to be taking his impending death a lot more bravely than Bernie, when he suddenly stops and throws up on the ground.
  • Practically the selling point of the Jackass movies which feature the group's reaction to their more pungent... activities.
  • In Big Daddy the little boy Julian vomits after eating too much junk food and jumping on the bed.
    • Technically, he didn't vomit because the stuff that issued from his mouth was whitish in color - just like the cereal and milk he had just been eating. The food wasn't even half-digested, as it had not gotten the opportunity to mix with his gastric juices. So he just regurgitated, which is a little less disgusting.
  • Four Rooms has Tim Roth throwing up over the sight (and smell) of a dead hooker. This gets extra funny points for being shot and flash-cut (in the style known from the "what did you do to our hostage" scene in From Dusk till Dawn) by Robert Rodriguez and for coming completely out of nowhere.
  • Drag Me to Hell has the shot of the creepy old gypsy lady puking worms all over the protagonist's face. It turns out to be All Just a Dream, but still...
  • Name a Judd Apatow movie. Any one will do. (One of the best Vomit Indiscretion Shots in any of his movies though, goes to the part in Superbad when Evan spews all over Seth, and then Seth yells "WHAT THE FUCK???".)
  • The Hangover features three of these.
  • In the rather terrible horror film Junior (not to be confused with the Arnold Schwarzenegger comedy film of the same name), the protagonist not only vomits onscreen, but directly onto the camera lens. Lovely.
  • The Sam Rockwell film Moon has a no-holds-barred blood vomiting scene about halfway through.
  • District 9 uses this rather effectively.
  • Every John Waters movie. Even Hairspray. Multiple Maniacs actually has a character who eats puke. Literally, the Prince of Puke.
    • Except for Cecil B. Demented, which is ironic considering how many drugs everyone is using.
  • David Cronenberg's remake of The Fly, because flies digest all their food externally. What does get the discretion shot, however, is Jeff Goldblum "reabsorbing" it.
    • Gets increasingly hideous during the film's climax, when he melts a guy's hand and foot, and is about to go for the face before Gina Davis talks him down.
  • Requiem for a Dream has this from Marion after a particularly upsetting sexual encounter. Given what happens to her later in the movie, after the VIS, it's a wonder she still has any innards by the film's end.
  • American Splendor is the comic version, with a vomit after a kiss. Gets Lampshaded, too.
  • Not sure if it really qualifies as "Film," but the video Slaughtered Vomit Dolls is basically this trope turned up to eleven...thousand and played as a fetish. Yes, a sexual fetish. If you have the slightest misgivings about whether you'd enjoy such a thing, it really is best you don't view it. Many people tend to react to the sight of another human being vomiting by following suit, and so morbid curiosity is, in this case, best left unindulged.
  • Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas features at least one very memorable moment where Thompson's attorney, Acosta, vomits quite nastily in a closet and spends part of the scene with chunky vom on his face.
  • The Japanese Cyberpunk Mind Screw 964 Pinocchio takes vomiting to an almost fetishistic level.
  • The second segment of the Hungarian Cult Classic Taxiderma is about an Olympic athelete of...speed eating. Cue lots and lots of machine-assisted vomiting.
  • In Detroit Rock City, Hawk(Edward Furlong) signs up for an amateur night at a male strip club, but has a bit too much to drink before his turn comes up, and fills up a beer pitcher with vomit, right before going into his routine. He doesn't win.
  • River Tam vomits chunky style in Serenity.
  • Used repeatedly in Hot Tub Time Machine. That poor squirrel...
  • 2005 B-movie Tamara shows a character under a spell stick her entire hand down her throat and vomit a massive bloody puddle for the next two minutes. Obviously fake, but still repulsive.
  • In Joshua the title character is disgusted with the way his family treats his baby sister compared to him that he makes himself vomit onscreen to make them pay attention to him.
  • In Apollo 13, Fred Haise succumbs to motion sickness upon reaching Earth orbit, and coughs up a chunk of vomitus into the zero-gravity environment of the spacecraft. (The scene was actually filmed in an airplane dedicated to parabolic flights to simulate zero gravity, nicknamed ... the Vomit Comet.)
  • 50 First Dates practically starts off with a vomiting walrus.
  • In The Hitchhikers Guide to The Galaxy, after they use the Improbability Drive, Arthur vomits yarn.
  • In How High, Tuan lets loose a geyser of vomit while helping Silas beta-test his truth serum.

Silas: I'm-a have to tweak this shit a little.

  • Allison Jimeno is briefly seen vomiting in a toilet in the film World Trade Center.
  • The dress fitting scene in Bridesmaids combined with another unfortunate incident.
  • The title character in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button when he arrives home after a night out drinking with his dad.
  • The lovely close up of Eun-seo vomiting buckets and buckets of water in Dead Friend.
  • Martin from Super 8, multiple times, usually as a result of stressful situations such as when the alien begins attacking the Air Force bus while the boys are locked in the backseat holding cell.
  • Duncan vomiting dog urine all over Kelly and Jason in Mystery Team.
  • Taken to a whole new extreme in Austrian exploitation comedy flick Auf bösem Boden (On Evil Grounds), where the film starts off with a first person shot of the protagonist vomiting - and by "first person", it means the camera takes the point of view of the puke itself, cutting its way from the stomach through the oesophagus and finally splashing onto the floor. Yuck.
  • A dream sequence in Shrek the Third has a baby ogre projectile vomiting on Shrek, which goes on for quite a while.
  • In Shark Tale, as Oscar is cleaning a whale's tongue, the whale belches and then a tiny bit of vomit hits him.
  • Starship Troopers, as Carmen is dissecting a Bug in one of her first scenes. Given the film's subversiveness, this was probably done to turn the audience off to her and onto Dizzy, though.
  • A brief shot of Max in a hi-speed jet in Get Smart. He vomits into a bag, which then overflows all over his arm. He asks the pilot for another bag.
  • In Colombiana, a young Cataleya, having escaped the murder of her parents with the MacGuffin the killers sought, meets with an official in the U.S. embassy. She had swallowed the MacGuffin earlier for safe keeping, so when he asks to see it, she makes herself vomit on his desk and then picks through the vomit to find it.
  • Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson's Guest House Paradiso has what may be the vomit indiscretion shots to end all vomit indiscretion shots. Not only does almost every single character disgorge gallons of green slime after accidentally eating contaminated fish, but they do so with such force that one of them is blown out of a window IIRC. Critics hated this movie, for some reason.
  • The Parole Officer has Simon and George discussing the upcoming heist aboard the Pepsi Max Big One, the UK's largest roller-coaster. Simon's delicate stomach isn't up to it, and he pukes - extensively, and repeatedly - which rains back down the carriages until the Girl Scout behind him is liberally coated in the stuff.
  • In Parenthood, Gil's daughter unexpectedly vomits all over him after a baseball game.
  • In the film Persepolis, Marjane Satrapi depicts herself violently projectile vomiting as she recalls how bad her ex-boyfriend's "literature" was.

Live-Action TV

  • The prize for most unrealistic vomit probably goes to the Charmed episode Long Live the Queen. Phoebe is the only character ever to have thrown up on screen (Piper vomits off screen twice in Hyde School Reunion and in her mouth in The Eyes Have It). After findin out her demonic husband has been feeding her evil juice, she throws up, but it's more like some water falls out of her mouth.
  • Tosh.0 is virtually built upon this trope.
  • Oz is a very mature show, so when people get sick we tend to see it. For example, Ryan has frequent bouts of nausea after receiving chemotherapy for his breast cancer. Averted in the case of Adebisi after he was rejected by Shirley and called a racist term, he becomes so upset that he trashes his room, smokes pot, and crawls over to his toilet where he vomits, but we don't see it.
  • Happens in the mini-series Helter Skelter (a dramatization of the Charles Manson murders). When a friend of the victims sees the body of Sharon Tate at the opening crime scene, he rushes offscreen and outside for what the viewers think will be a Vomit Discretion Shot. Instead, he stops in front of a window and hurls the contents of his stomach in full view.
  • Law and Order: SVU: In one episode, a young man learns that his murdered girlfriend was, unbeknownst to him, his sister. Cue the facial contortions of disgust and vomiting.
  • Late Night with Conan O'Brien features "Vomiting Kermit" as an occasionally-used sight gag.
  • Torchwood: "Dead Man Walking" features an 8-second long shot of Owen spraying out a ridiculous quantity of beer while standing on his head because that's the only way to get the beer out, since his current status as undead means he has no gag reflex or digestive functions.
  • Parodied and subverted in the Doctor Who episode "The Long Game:" After receiving bionic implants, Adam does puke, but spits out an ice cube—his upgrades flash-froze the stuff as it came up his throat.
  • In Little Britain, there are characters who copiously vomit whenever it's mentioned the food they ate was prepared by someone from a minority. It's one of those jokes that might work once, but when you've seen one you've seen them all.
  • Dexter has a blatant vomit shot in the second season, when Harry hurls after seeing young Dexter's handiwork(a partially dismembered corpse) for the first time. The camera is even staring up for the garbage can.
  • In the first episode of Brideshead Revisited Sebastian throws up after binge-drinking. Presumably the reviewer who wrote "every frame is a Rembrandt" was forgetting those few frames.
    • Incidentally, the first few times he hosted SNL, Alec Baldwin pitched an unfunny and inexplicable parody of the above called "Bird's Head Regurgitated". Maybe that's where he got the idea.
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer vomited upon finding her mother's dead body, then put down a paper towel and watched it soak up the vomit.
    • Then there's Connor in Angel when they find the family dead in that one season 4 ep.
  • Ben vomited upon his arrival in Tunisia in the Lost episode "The Shape of Things to Come." This was repeated when Locke arrived in Tunisia the same way.
  • Puke all over the place in Farscape. There isn't a main character who hasn't vomited on-camera outside of Sikozu, Zhaan, and Moya.
    • And while Zhaan never vomited on screen, she once applied an epidural cream to John that was made of vomit.

Crichton: It smells like puke.
Zhaan: I pre-digested it to increase its potency.
Crichton: It's puke!?!?!?

    • By far, the animatronic cast members have the most epic moments of vomit: in Self-Inflicted Wounds Part 1 Moya is knocked headlong into a wormhole following a collision with another ship, and as such, Moya's symbiotic pilot is in considerable pain. When D'argo and Stark actually ask him how he feels, Pilot opens his mouth to speak and instead spews a small ocean's worth of pea-soup vomit all over his console, Stark, and D'argo's shirt. The expression on poor Stark's vomit-splattered face has to be seen to be believed.

D'argo: I had no idea he could do that.
Stark: (revolted) I had no idea anyone could do that!

    • Rygel seems to be able to do it at will. In "Green Eyed Monster" Stark annoys him by refusing to leave Crichton, Aeryn, Crais and Talyn to die, so after being Bound and Gagged, the ever-charming Hynerian gets the Cloudcuckoolander to pull out the gag, whereupon he spews a great wave of watery green vomit at Stark, not only soaking him from head to toe, but getting some in his mouth.

Stark: What have you eaten? (Rygel just looks satisfied as his wipes him mouth off and Stark struggles to keep his own gorge down) Oh! Oh! Ughugh-! Oh! I think I'm going to-
Rygel: Waste funnel's in the back. (he smiles as Stark rushes off and the sound of him retching are heard) I love that trick.

    • While not up to Pilot or Rygel's levels, Scorpius would often spurt out truley epic levels of bodily fluid to signify he was injured or in pain.
    • And now, after the premiere of Strange Detractors comic, we can remove Moya from that list, as she's seen puking after taking a medicine.
  • Is there an episode of Jackass that doesn't feature Steve-O spewing his guts up?
  • Bunk Moreland in the third season of The Wire, during a policeman's wake. Thankfully, he did it outside the bar, not inside. Then he continues drinking.
    • The young drug dealer Poot is the first to act after The Pit is robbed at gunpoint by Omar's crew in season one: he vomits chunkily on the floor of the stash house.
    • Mc Nulty gets one in the first season too. After he hears the recording of Kima getting shot he relieves himself over a wastepaper basket.
  • Roger Sterling of Mad Men, after eating a lunch consisting of a few dozen oysters and cheesecake (and at least three martinis), returns to his building only to find the elevator out of service. Unfortunately, his office is on the 23rd floor. Some viewers, apparently, cannot infer outcomes like these for themselves.
    • Betty, after a party where Jimmy Barret (correctly) infers Don was cheating on her with his wife, vomits on the car ride home.
  • One Saturday Night Live sketch involved cops seeing a body so mutilated that it caused them to vomit uncontrollably (from a tube running up their sleeves), and continued for several minutes and others entered the scene, saw the body, and themselves began vomiting.
  • The Comic Strip Presents is fond of this—more episodes than not seem to feature a character vomiting on screen.
  • Peep Show takes this to the logical extreme, and gives us the wonderful image of vomiting from the vomiters POV.
  • In Battlestar Galactica (Re-Imagined), during the final episode, Admiral Adama is shown in a flashback getting severely drunk and vomiting all over himself after a night out with the Tigh's.
  • On 24, Jack did it after shooting Curtis.
    • He was also forced to vomit when he was tortured in Season Two
  • Breaking Bad had a drunk teen puking in a swimming pool, and later on another character choked to death on her own vomit, in rather graphic fashion.
  • Lots of onscreen throwing up in House MD, sometimes with blood. At lease they have the excuse of being a medical show.
  • On The Sopranos, when Adriana La Cerva is graphically pressured to become an informer for the government, she blows chunks all over an FBI conference room, and an FBI agent.
    • And Tony himself, during an emotionally charged meeting with his underbosses shortly after being shot.
  • If MythBusters doesn't show the vomit, it's because they couldn't get a decent camera angle. Adam is fairly prone to seasickness, but for some reason still volunteered to be the one in the tank during the "can a vortex swallow up a ship?" myth, with predictable results.
    • In the Cold Feet myth, there was a bucket-cam, so after Kari had a piece of cricket stuck in the back of her throat, first we were treated to her gagging directly into the camera, and then vomiting on it. Thanks for that, guys.
  • In the first episode of NCIS Kate, who's suffering from the flu, throws up in an evidence bag which is promptly bagged and tagged by Gibbs, as they're investigating a possible poisoning case.
  • One episode of The Office shows several characters throwing up into waste paper baskets, on the floor, through their hands...
  • Appears in commercials for Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!.
  • Series 3 Episode 7 of Waterloo Road sees student Mika come into school after lunch, drunk on vodka. After a confrontation, she throws up over the headmistress's front.
  • In Series 1 Episode 7 of Sugar Rush (TV) Kim rushes out of a nightclub and throws up realistically and fairly graphically on the ground.
  • In Misfits, a monumentally drunk Kelly pukes all over Curtis. She then attempts to kiss him, but he declines the offer.
  • During a performance in Glee a drunk Brittany pukes on Rachel, with Santana then shown puking in her hands. Fittingly they were singing Ke$ha's TiK ToK.
  • In Whose Line Is It Anyway?, the game "Helping Hands" started out as merely acting out a scene with someone else's arms doing any gesticulation needed; then it was modified with a table of props for the other actor to handle blindly; and finally reaches Mk III with edible items added to the table. Colin Mochrie, usually as the hands, was apparently encouraged to stuff the edibles into the mouth of face-actor Ryan Stiles, and the act usually concludes with Ryan spitting up everything... into Colin's hands.
  • In the Two and A Half Men episode "Lookin' for Japanese Subs" Jake and Eldridge film Jackass-style stunts. The first one is Jake drinking Diet Coke then swallowing Mentos. The results are shown onscreen.
  • On an episode of Crank Yankers a man converting to Judaism calls a rabbi who then advises that he get a circumcision. Upon learning the details of the circumcision he becomes violently ill. "Wait, how many rabbis will be present?" "Three." "BRRAWWRRRQUAARRLLLARAARRFFF!!!"
  • CSI has Sara doing it during the autopsy of "Liquid Man"


  • Gene Simmons of Kiss is famous for puking blood on stage.
  • Kyo, lead singer of Japanese metal band Dir En Grey, uses fake vomit of varying color and consistency during music videos and stage shows.
    • That's NOT fake vomit....
  • Eminem pukes on Michael Jackson (or better said, himself playing MJ) in the video for Just Lose It.
  • In Katy Perry's "Last Friday Night (TGIF)" video, her character throws up in a shoe during the party.


Theme Parks

  • The Slaughterworld show at Universal Studios Hollywood's Halloween Horror Nights ran for several years, and the 2007 and 2008 shows both included over the top vomit gags: the 2007 show had an executioner shoot a zombie in the gut to cause him to vomit all over another cast member, while the 2008 show had two minions faced with the throat slashing of an atoller begin profusely spraying vomit over the set and each other for 30 seconds straight.

Video Games

  • In Metal Slug 3, you face off against waves of zombies in Mission 2. Getting attacked by one of them while in human form turns you into a zombie that pukes blood as part of its C-button attack.
    • In the hidden cave of the same level, zombies will form a cup with their hands, puke into it and then throw it at the player(s).
  • Similarly, City of Heroes has zombie mooks who glory in spewing acidic, DoT-causing vomit. Conveniently enough, they're mostly encountered in the sewers.
  • The Common Infected in Left 4 Dead can sometimes be seen vomiting. Also, the Boomers' main attack is puking on the player, causing their view to become green and blurred, and attracting more infected.
  • Condemned: Criminal Origins has a segment near the beginning of the game where the main character, after a particularly violent vision, vomits in first-person perspective.
  • Characters in the video game sequel to The Thing tend to vomit on a regular basis. The puke-o-rama is a reaction that the NPCs have to gruesome and even outright mind-damaging sights like carcasses, splatterage, and even the occasional roasted Thing-bits here and there. It's up to you as Blake to calm down their nerves by usually taking them away from where the offending sight for a breather.
  • Lying somewhere between this and the Vomit Discretion Shot, Metroid Prime 3: Corruption has Samus getting more and more corrupted by the radioactive Phazon as the game goes on. After some bosses die, they dump a load of liquid Phazon on her, driving the corruption forwards. The first time this happens she kneels on the ground and the camera cuts to a shot diagonally from behind and pulls back; we can clearly see Samus spewing up a pool of neon-blue liquid.
  • World of Warcraft characters vomit in a bright green stream accompanied by a rather disgusting noise. Since the game features fully positionable camera angles, you can get as close to (or as far away from) the action as you desire. Also, puking on players is a standard combat tactic of certain Undead units.
  • In Fable, the main character will vomit occasionally if you drink to much. If you drink so much that the screen is completely pixelated, he will stop and continuously vomit until the screen clears.
  • Dwarf Fortress is frank about it. "(Target) vomits." (usually from damage to internal organs) and then there is a pool of vomit on the ground.
    • Do your dwarves suffer from cave adaptation? Congrats, the front of your fortress is now caked with layer upon layer of dwarf barf.
    • Units used to vomit repeatedly, now they'll just retch if they already have recently. Toady has stated he hopes to eventually implement choking on your own vomit Hendrix-style.
  • Um Jammer Lammy had Kathy Pillar.
  • In Postal 2 there are two variations. First if a more squeamish citizen comes across one of your murders they will occasionally vomit. They also tend to vomit sometimes when you urinate on them. The other variation is when you throw a diseased cow head at them: They will vomit blood and die.
  • Spore has a vomiting emote (of the "greenish-yellow liquid" variety) in the creature creator's test drive mode. It also happens in Creature Stage if a carnivore tries eating fruit (presumably if a herbivore eats meat, as well).
  • When you finally take Zoda down in the final battle of StarTropics, he'll start puking right before he finally dies.
  • In Breath of Fire IV there's an incident where Fou-lu literally vomits copious amounts of blood. Admittedly, this is also because Fou-lu was at Ground Zero of a Fantastic Nuke detonation. A Fantastic Nuke powered by his GIRLFRIEND, as he finds out about five seconds after he's heaved his own spleen out his mouth.
  • Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines features a minor NPC (and the Player Character, if Ventrue) vomiting blood.
  • In Dead Rising 2 , Chuck Greene can attempt to rescue a drunken showgirl... who will vomit repeatedly over the course of their conversation. It's interesting to note that people can vomit in this game but not the first one, even though you could technically get food poisoning. Chuck also gets terribly sick if he drinks three alcohol items in a row. This contributes to the difficulty of That One Boss at a certain point in the game, because the area that you have to fight in has no healing items on hand except for beer and margaritas.
  • If the player slaughters a large amount of enemies in a single area in Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, Old Snake will vomit in disgust while a quote from Liquid Snake about Solid Snake enjoying the killing plays in the background.
    • Also Laughing Octopus vomits up some kind of... Octopus ink or something after she comes out of her suit.
  • In Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, Big Boss will vomit if he eats rotten animal meat, and his stamina will decrease.
    • You can also make him (and EVA too) vomit by spinning their character models around in the Survival Viewer, then returning to game.
  • In Grand Theft Auto: The Ballad of Gay Tony, if Luis drinks too much alcohol in one of the game's two nightclubs, he'll vomit right before blacking out.
  • Happens occasionally in the 3D Mortal Kombat games:
    • In Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance, Sonya's fatality causes the opponent to vomit on screen.
    • One of Bo' Rai Cho's special moves.
    • Noob Saibot's X-ray attack in Mortal Kombat 9 has him kick his opponent square in the gut, causing them to vomit quite visibly on his leg—even if they're wearing a mask or happen to be a robot.
  • Under certain situations, you can get your Sims to vomit in The Sims. It comes out pink though.
  • In the first Bloody Roar, certain low attacks that connect to stomach could break the opponent, forcing them to fall on one knee and vomit on the stage.
  • In Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare, if John Marson sits at a cannibal's camp long enough, John will take a bite out of the cannibal's stash of human flesh, causing John to vomit it right back out.
  • Patients in Theme Hospital sometimes vomit at random places in your hospital. You need to assign a janitor to get rid of it, or else the mess will lead you to further problems.
    • Also the case in spiritual predecessor Theme Park. Expect to hear lots of yacking sounds and see piles of orange and yellow littering your park.
  • Breakdown by Namco, an Xbox first-person-action game, gives you the lovely sight of your own character being induced to vomit by his female costar after eating drug-laced food. Now read the part about the game being first-person again.
  • In Heavy Rain, if you choose to kill the drug dealer, Ethan will throw up afterwards.
  • In The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, the vomit is weaponized by the Afflicted, people tainted by a disease from Peryite, a Daedric Prince whose purview includes pestilences.

Web Comics

Web Original

  • Carious Weltling. It's a flash game found on Newgrounds and other such places. The titular carious weltlings vomit up globs of blood to kill their enemies.
  • From Asdfmovie 2:

"Doctor, I think I might be a homosexual!"
"How can you tell?"

  • In the Team Fortress 2 fan video Sniper Soda, Scout keeps vomiting after drinking Sniper's pee.
  • Althought this is more of a text example, it fits the topic. In chapter 4 of Jury Macnitier, Jury gets sick from her powers awakening in full, so after she takes a bow at her school play, she barfs up green sludge that smells awful, as the story describes. You can only see the projectile vomit hitting the audience, but it's enough.

Western Animation

  • In an episode of Family Guy, Peter, Brian, Stewie, and Chris have a contest where they drink Ipecac to see who could go the longest without throwing up. Chris won, but everyone lost.
    • Hell, on Family Guy this is more the rule than the exception (the only Vomit Discretion Shot I can think of when Brian started drinking a lot after becoming a singer), so much that it's beginning to lose its edge.
    • The ultimate example was probably when Brian discovered that the woman he slept with the previous night was actually Quagmire's father after a sex-change operation. It went on for so long that Stewie had to step back twice to avoid the expanding pool on the floor.
  • The Cleveland Show seems to be built on this (one episode even had a promo for a new FOX sitcom called "The Barf Family"). Particularly the Thanksgiving episode where it happens twice, once when Cleveland finds out that his father had VERY graphic sex with a man. Along with one from Cleveland's Father when he finds out that he... had sex with a man.
  • A Season 3 episode of Rugrats, "Chuckie Loses His Glasses", involves Angelica stealing Chucky's glasses, wearing them herself throughout episode. However they cause her to feel dizzy and nauseated by the time her father returns to take her home. He notices she seems unwell and picks her up. Angelica then proceeds to spew straight into the camera and onto her dad's shirt. The actual vomiting part is cut in some showings of the episode.
  • You can almost guarantee that every episode of Drawn Together will feature at least a dozen exaggerated vomit scenes (being a Gross-Out Show), sometimes in one scene. This is taken to extremes in a third season scene in which Toot vomits at least 10 times, basically accounting for each line that she gives.
  • Total Drama Island usually makes its vomit scenes clearly visible (not a surprise, considering the challenges they have to go through). Heck, in one instance, Bridgette let fly while standing on her head.
  • In one episode The Simpsons had a Show Within a Show called Danger Dog. The villain in the show had a "puke ray".
    • Also done in a Harry Potter parody in one of the Treehouse of Horror episodes. Bart is tasked to turn a frog into a prince but just makes a bloated frog monster that vomits every three seconds.
  • In the Rocko's Modern Life episode "Carnival Knowledge" after falling off a roller coaster Rocko is dizzy and Heffer offers him a hotdog and Rocko vomits into the camera.
  • This has happened a few times in Beavis and Butthead such as in Washing The Dog in which after going inside a dryer Beavis vomits on Tom Anderson's poodle and in one where they attend a rock concert while waiting in line a drunk guy vomits on them and passes out.
  • Happened quite a few times in Metalocalypse. The most famous example.
  • In an episode of The Venture Brothers after his battle suit gets out of control the Monarch vomits all over himself as he comes crashing down to the ground.
  • This happens all the time in South Park; most notably in the earlier episodes whenever Wendy would talk to Stan he would vomit on her. It still happens sometimes, but Stan appears to be getting better at not doing it.
  • In an episode of Ben 10: Alien Force the transformed Decka vomits up everything he ate onscreen after eating Echo Echo clones which were made of silicon which makes their species sick.
  • Done in Futurama a few notable examples include Dwight vomiting after smoking a joint, Leela fed rotten fish to induce vomiting from Mushu the sperm whale so he will upchuck Amy's watch which he had earlier eaten, and in response to seeing Leela slaughter the mutant Zoidberg in "Bender's Game" Bender pukes nuts and bolts.
    • Also the two-headed alien goat in "Attack of the Killer App." It vomits enough to fill a small swimming pool. Then it dies, unsurprisingly.
  • In Adventure Time, when Jake gets eaten by an ogre Finn kicks him in the groin to get him to release him he vomits him out.
    • And when Finn finds out Couple Movie Night is just a romantic film he projectile vomits facing away from the audience, but you can still see a good deal of the puke pretty easily.
    • Another example is one episode when Jake is sick, and complaining that his stomach hurts. Finn makes him some soup, Jake gulps it down, and then proceeds to vomit it back up.
    • Another example is in "Too Young," when Lemongrab eats a large handfull of EXTREMEMLY spicy mashed carrots. He turns bright red, and projectile-vomits profusely all over his butler. (He probably would have kept puking, if he didn't abruptly start screaming and fall out of the window. The fact that he had been punched in the stomach in the previous scene might have had a little to do with it, too.)
  • In the only animated Tales from the Crypt episode "The Third Pig" Drinky Pig vomits constantly because he, well, drinks a lot. Dudley Pig also vomits when he discovers his brothers' murdered bodies.
    • The episode "Forever Ambergris" has a man who's been infected with a flesh-rotting virus clearly vomit onscreen. And then it gets worse.
  • In the My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic episode "A Bird in the Hoof", Fluttershy tries taking care of Princess Celestia's sick bird. At one point the bird vomits onto Fluttershy's face. She doesn't seem to be too bothered by this.
    • This also happens in the earlier episode, "Swarm Of The Century". A parasprite vomits into Rarity's eye, revealing that this is how they reproduce. She seems just a bit bothered by this...
  • In an episode of The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy Billy is possessed by a bad luck snail, at one point it messes with Billy's brain making him do among other things spin his head around and vomit.

Real Life