Phoney's gender is not confirmed by Metro yet, so the gender given in the article is decided by the Dumb Ways to Die Wiki community.
Be sure Phoney may not be a Gentleman in the DWtD series!

Phoney is a character who appears only in the print ad: "Jump on the tracks to rescue your phone."

His name was confirmed after the Practice Mode update.


He is blue, with a much more squat bean-like shape than Dunce, and is seen carrying a smartphone. His death is being run over by a train, being diced in thirds, in an attempt to save his phone.


He is seen in the Dumb Ways to Die app, in the Mind the Gap minigame, where three of him are about to board a train - the player taps anywhere on the platform area to make him jump.


  • He is frequently seen at North Melbourne, Richmond and Blackburn train stations.
  • He is one of a few characters appear in the Dumb Ways to Die app with a minigame to not appear in the song. The other is Klaus.
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