Dunce is a solo dancing character who sold both of his kidneys on the internet. His name was approved by Ms. Waymark, the General Manager of DWtD series.

He may be a cannibal, as in MIFF he presumably ate Hapless' head.


When it comes to money matters, Dunce is about as smart as a stick. So in a bid to solve his ongoing financial dilemma he once sold both his kidneys on the internet. (Anatomy isn’t one of his strong points either.) Selling both kidneys solved his financial problems but created an entirely new dilemma for Dunce: Death.[1]

  1. Dumb Ways to Die™: Crazy Chronicles Activity Journal


Dunce is a blue kidney-shaped character, he shakes around with the money bills. He also has red visible stitches where his kidneys should be.

In the videoEdit

Dunce is seen shaking around holding dollar bills, resembling playing cards, he received selling both his kidneys on the internet. He dies from the lack of the sold organs, but his death does not happen onscreen. In the Melbourne International Film Festival video, he is sitting in-between Hapless and Pillock.


Dumb Ways to Die appEdit

Dunce acts as a bar of lives, and he appears when you click the red button to pledge to the train safety. If you use Build a Bean and press Use in Game, the lives will be changed to that bean.

In his game, you have to stitch his surgery wound closed by dragging a needle between the stitch holes. If you succeed, he tosses his money in the air and massages his sides. If you fail, he collapses from blood loss.

He later got a second game where the player has to put his organs back in his body. If the player loses he will faint and bleed to death. If the player wins he will pose in front of a mirror with visible stitches on his body and blow a kiss.

His Christmas minigame has him balancing on a ladder pouring champagne into glasses that are stacked up. The player must tilt the screen to balance Dunce on the ladder. Failure consists of him falling and smashing all the glasses,getting cut in the process. If you win then other DWtD characters will be drinking champagne.

Dumb Ways to Die 2 the GamesEdit

Missing information



His sides are empty with stitches in the poster.

  • He doesn't sing in the chorus despite being there. Neither do Hapless, DummkopfCalamity, Clod, and Numskull but they have good reasons not to. See their pages for details.
  • He does the exact same move in the chorus that he did in his line of the song. He also does this move when he is the lives bar.
  • Dunce acts as a bar of lives in the game. When you lose a life, he will fall and toss his money in the air. Then a gravestone pops up in that live's place.
  • Dunce doesn't do anything but shake, but in the final chorus, he stops during the pause.
  • He is one of the five characters who does not follow any other dancer. The other ones are Stupe, Bungle, Calamity, and Clod. However, Bungle and Clod do not actually dance, and Calamity does little to no dancing, as she ate the glue.
  • He is apparently Ninny's boyfriend, as seen in the Dumb Ways to Valentine, where he cuts out his heart.
  • According to the original source of his name, He is confirmed as being a male by Ms.Waymark's mention, in which she said "My favourite is "Dunce" who sells both his kidneys on the internet. I love that he's so pleased with himself that he keeps dancing even when the others don't.".
  • According to the shop page, Dunce is said to be irresponsible with money, hence his intention to sell both his kidneys on the internet. He is also known to not have a decent knowledge of anatomy either.
  • In his minigame Cham-pain, his stitches are not seen but with his undamaged body; and other characters involved in there do either.


List of Dumb Ways to Die characters
Dumb Ways to Die + Application
Verse 1 Numpty · Hapless · Pillock · Dippy
Verse 2 Dummkopf · Dimwit · Stupe · Lax
Verse 3 Clod · Doomed · Numskull · Bungle
Verse 4 Mishap · Dunce · Calamity · Ninny
Bridge Botch · Doofus · Stumble · Bonehead · Putz
Animals Bear · Piranhas · Rattlesnake · Wasps · Moose[app only] · Panda[app only] · Hare[app only]
Dumb Ways to Die 2: The Games
The Sports Trio Skellieflop · Loopy · Ruckus
Other characters Dumbbell · Madcap · Zany · Dingy · Boffo · Junior · Knucklehead · Bard · Reite · Boothy · Phyllis · Stupa · Blacksmith · The Dumb Team · James
Animals Shark · Dolphin · Killer Whale · Penguin · Yeti · Bunyip · Alien
Other videos
MIFF MIFF Extra Characters
April Fools Numpty's Son
Running of the Bulls Señor Redcape · Bull
Halloween Mr. Ghost · Munchies · Chicken
Christmas Klaus
Trump Ways To Die Trump
Print Advertising Phoney[app only] · Slaptery · Mr. Gate & Mrs. Gate(with unknown blue characters)
RTD Arnold · Blunder · Crash
Miscellaneous Super Dumb · Mr. Clown · Russel

 ● Italic text = Character with unofficial name