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Numpty is a bean in the Dumb Ways to Die series who set fire to his hair.


You will often find Numpty hanging with his brother, of a similar name, on a wall. One particular day he discovered fire. Curiosity killed the cat, but Numpty doesn’t like cats, so he thought this must be a good thing. Needless to say the matches were lit and landed square on Numpty’s head. He now does public speaking for baldness.

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In the chorus

Numpty is a blue, oval-shaped bean. Throughout the series, he is mostly seen with his head ablaze, but is sometimes seen without the flames on his head.


Numpty running down the dirt road in the video.

Dumb Ways to Die[]

In the video, a dandelion is shown, and three of its seeds are blown away. Then Numpty shows up running towards the camera scared with fire on top of his head.

April Fools Ways to Die[]

In the beginning of the video, Numpty does not have fire on his hair, but his child adds a whoopee cushion on his chair, later pulls the rope and kicks Numpty and falls in the fire and acquires the fire on his hair again.

Trump Ways to Die[]

When Trump walked into the solarium, he came from behind it and he increased the temperature to Trump's machine and he disappeared.


Dumb Ways to Die (application)[]

Numpty can be unlocked for the Train Station, as the 9th bean to arrive at the train station in all versions. In the versions from 2013-to-2020, 1600 points are required to unlock him. In late 2020, 500000 points is required to unlock him. He is also the 48th thing to be unlocked in the present versions.

Hot Head

Unlocked by default

The player must tap the screen as fast as they can. If the player wins before the time runs out, Numpty will throw his arms up, and he's now bald but be pleased of being safe. Otherwise, he will fall over and the flame will consume the screen.

Hair Rescue

Unlock at 369800 accumulated score

An update to the game gave Numpty another game. His hair on fire caused a building to go on fire. Here, the player must safely guide Numpty to an ambulance by using a trampoline. If they win, Numpty's fire goes out and he lands on a stretcher before being loaded onto the ambulance and leaving. If they lose, Numpty will fall flat on his face. The ambulance will run over him before leaving again.

Break An Egg

Unlock at 28800 accumulated score

Numpty has an Easter minigame where the player must tilt their screen to keep the egg on the spoon. If the egg doesn't fall off, then Numpty throws the egg on his head, which puts out the fire, and Numpty rubs his belly in satisfaction. Otherwise, Numpty will trip and the scene goes up in flames.

Spain in The Butt

Can't be unlocked at this point of time

There is also a Europe minigame where the player must use their finger to guide Numpty away from the raging bulls. A bull becomes enraged when it turns red and charges forward. If the bulls avoided, Numpty is seen riding a bull. Otherwise, Numpty is knocked forward and trampled by the stampede.

Firework Fiasco

Unlock at 204200 accumulated score

Numpty has a 4th of July-themed minigame, he is seen playing with a firework. Numpty will accidentally set it on and throw it in the air; the player must click on the firework to keep it airborne. If they succeed, Numpty will successfully catch the firework and throw it in the air again. It will explode, and he will calm down. If the player lets the fireworks fall, it will explode while on Numpty's hands, which will char him and set his head on fire once again. Resulting in failure.


  • Christmas post: Set a tree ablaze, burning himself and his house. (Died offscreen)
  • Holidays post: Got trampled on by numerous (presumably impatient) shoppers when he went out to go shopping.
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
Animals in app Moose · Panda · Hare · Octopus · Porcupine
Dumb Ways to Die 2: The Games
The Sports Trio Zany · Loopy · Ruckus
Other characters Dumbbell · Madcap · Dingy · Boffo · Junior · Knucklehead · Bard · Reite · Boothy · Phyllis · Stupa · Blacksmith · The Dumb Team · James
Animals Shark · Dolphin · Killer Whale · Penguin · Yeti · Bunyip · Salmon · Alien · Baby Aliens · Dragon
Other videos
MIFF MIFF Extra Beans
April Fools Numpty's Child
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
Dumb Ways to Draw Simpleton · Shonky · Nincompoop
Miscellaneous Super Dumb · Clown · Russel · Dopey · Turkey

 ● Italic text = Character with unofficial name