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The Old Woman is a walking weapon who first appears in Worms: The Director's Cut.


The Old Woman is basically a walking Dynamite. When deployed, she walks around the landscape slowly with a five-second fuse, jumping over any gaps in the landscape and turning around when she walks into something. Once the fuse ends, she explodes, dealing at least 65 points of damage (75 in 1st and 2nd-generation games) to any worm near her. Much like other animal/walking weapons, she can collect crates.

In Worms Forts: Under Siege and Worms 4: Mayhem, she is able to be manually detonated like the Sheep, but she also can be made to turn and jump manually as well, which makes her more useful than the wooly explosive in many cases.

Starting with Worms Revolution, pressing the fire button before the fuse ends will make the Old Woman fart, producing a gas cloud that poisons other worms.

3D version description

"This old dear is good for getting those "hard-to-reach" foes. Her ability to cunningly navigate (albeit very slowly) around parts of the landscape is a very unorthdox but valuable trait. With your aid, she could cause more chaos than pension collection day!"


  • An Old Woman named Ethel is a playable character in Worms Blast.
  • In Worms DC, she says "I can't remember his name," as opposed to mumbling in other games.


1st Generation Weapons

Air StrikeBanana BombBazookaBlow TorchBungeeCluster BombDragon Ball
DynamiteFire PunchGirderGrenadeHoming MissileKamikazeMineMinigun
Ninja RopePneumatic DrillSheepShotgunSkip GoSurrenderTeleportUzi

Mole Bomb

Director's Cut
Baseball BatConcrete DonkeyGrenade LauncherHandgunHoly Hand Grenade
Homing PigeonMad CowsMail StrikeNuclear BombOld WomanPetrol Bomb
Priceless Ming VaseSheep StrikeSheep-on-a-RopeSuper Sheep

2nd Generation Weapons
Jet PackLow GravityFast WalkLaser SightInvisibilityBazookaHoming MissileMortarHoming PigeonSheep LauncherGrenadeCluster BombBanana BombBattle AxeEarthquakeShotgunHandgunUziMinigunLongbowFire PunchDragon BallKamikazeSuicide BomberProdDynamiteMineSheepAqua SheepMole BombAir StrikeNapalm StrikeMail StrikeMine StrikeMole SquadronBlow TorchPneumatic DrillGirderBaseball BatGirder Starter PackNinja RopeBungeeParachuteTeleportScales of JusticeSuper Banana BombHoly Hand GrenadeFlame ThrowerSalvation ArmyMB BombPetrol BombSkunkPriceless Ming VaseFrench Sheep StrikeMike's Carpet BombMad CowsOld WomanConcrete DonkeyIndian Nuclear TestArmageddonSkip GoSurrenderSelect WormFreezePatsy's Magic BulletCrate ShowerCrate SpyDouble DamageDouble Turn TimeHoming Cluster BombHoming Air StrikeConfused Sheep StrikeCloned SheepNuclear BombGrenade LauncherSheep-on-a-RopeChainsawAbout this imageWeapon navbox.png
3rd Generation Weapons
BazookaGrenadeNinja RopeFire PunchDynamiteMineBlow TorchWorshipAir StrikeBunker BusterHoming MissileCluster BombJet PackBaseball BatSheepSuper SheepPneumatic DrillMarked For DeathNapalm StrikeSuper Bunker BusterShotgunPetrol BombParachuteDragon BallSentry GunElectro MagnetGirderInvisibilityStealPoison StrikeEarthquakeUziHoly Hand GrenadeTeleportProdConcrete DonkeyBuffalo of LiesBridge KitLightning StrikeArmageddonGas PumpBanana BombEmergency TeleportKamikazeTermitesFerretsSkip GoSurrenderNavbox 3rd Gen.png
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