Numskull is an astronaut who took her helmet off in space.

She wears a grey spacesuit and a bluish helmet which she is shown to have taken off.


When it comes to money, Numskull has plenty. Brains, well, she got short changed in that department. Numskull loves pretty, bright lights, so she bought an abandoned Russian space station to see them closely. Really closely. So much so, she took her helmet off for a better look. Silly Numskull.[1]

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

In the videoEdit


Numskull is seen (with a head) that she has taken off her helmet, and her head explodes in a burst of pinkish-red blood. With her eyes in her hands, she is a Tertiary Dancer in the chorus and she's in the third verse in the song, along with Clod, Doomed and Bungle.

App Edit

Introduced in the app in August 2014, the aim of the minigame is to guide Numskull back to her helmet by tilting the device. If she reaches the helmet, she will put it on and give the player a thumbs up. Otherwise, she will reach the same messy end from the loading screen and the video: her head explodes.

Numskull has another minigame which involves touching the screen to destroy the asteroids. If the player successfully destroys all the asteroids, she will safely ride the asteroid, holding a lasso. Otherwise, she will be crushed in between two asteroids and her head will explode again, resulting in failure.


Metro dumb ways to die helmet off
  • She was one of the characters that appeared on before Dumb Ways to Die 2 the Games promotion begin.
  • Like Stupe and Clod, Numskull is absent in MIFF.
    • Interestingly, they're all green.
  • She is the only character in the original Dumb Ways to Die music video to have clothing on her body.
  • Numskull is the only character in the original Dumb Ways to Die music video to not die on Earth.
  • She is one of the characters to lose her head, the others being Hapless, Stupe, Stumble, Loopy, Zany and Madcap.
  • Numskull's death is the most bloodiest in Dumb Ways to Die.
  • Her mouth is never seen in general, with an exception in this picture.
  • Numskull had initially been confirmed as male in description of the app, 'What's New in Version 1.6' section containing a sentence it says: "SPACEMAN SPLAT - Our simple-minded spaceman has decided to remove his helmet. Help him put it back on before it’s too late!"
  • Numskull and Putz are the characters that are reaching for an item, a balloon and a space helmet respectively.
  • In real life, the human's head doesn’t explode without their helmets in space.


List of Dumb Ways to Die characters
Dumb Ways to Die + App game
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 video
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

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