Pillock is the character who ate medicine that was out of date.


Pillock invented the cure for cancer, and then forgot it straight away. He's so absent-minded he even forgets his own birthday. In a moment of brilliance he wrote a reminder in steam on the bathroom mirror. The message said, 'Check the use-by date on medicine.' The next morning the message was gone. And so was Pillock.[1]

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


Dancing meddy

Pillock dancing in the chorus. He was in the first wave.

Pillock has many bumps in his body after his death. He is a turquoise character. He also looks a lot like Calamity, who ate the superglue. The only differences are that he is a little skinnier than Calamity, like Numpty, and that he is teal instead of brown.


In the video, along with a medicine shelf behind him, Pillock is seen standing with some medicine that has expired. He throws the contents into his mouth, and develops an allergic reaction to the expired pills, gaining several bumpy hives all over his body, as he makes a weird face.


His First game involved searching the medicine cabinet for the unexpired medicine. If the player chose the right bottle, Pillock stays normal after taking the pill and flashes a thumbs up. If the player chose the wrong bottle, he breaks out in bubbles, like in the video, resulting in failure.

Pillock also has another game, involving pouring enough medicine into this cup. The player must move the cup to pour the medicine until it gets to the line. If the player wins, Pillock drinks the medicine and grows hair on him. If the player loses by pouring too much or not pouring at the line, Pillock will end up in the hospital with the same death from the music video, resulting in failure.



Pillock covered in the lumps from the expired medicine.

  • His name Pillock (pronounced: /ˈpɪlək/) means a stupid person in slang language.
  • In Melbourne International Film Festival he was seen in the movie theatre eating popcorn before Haplessphone rings.
  • He is one of the characters to change shape.
  • Pillock, along with Lax and Calamity, died of poisoning.
  • He is a Standard Dancer.
  • He is the only group one character to not have a plush toy.
  • According to early storyboard of Dumb Ways to Die, he has some hairs and his death was blowing up by Medicine that was out of date.
  • In the website, he only appears on Mac OS, Windows 7 and Windows 8.
  • He is the only turquoise character in the video.


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