Kim Jong Un Reportedly Executed an Alleged Traitor By Throwing Him Into a Piranha-Filled Fish Tank

It’s everyone’s favourite dictator ever since Adolf Hitler, making his way into our headlines yet again for the second time in just two weeks, and not for good reason either.

In late May, the North Korean leader reportedly executed his US envoy along with other officials after the failed Trump-Kim summit in Vietnam, accusing them of aiding the US and betraying their nation.

Those were just a few on his long list of executed victims, which also includes his own uncle and a planned attack on his brother, to say the least.

He’s one scary man indeed, and crossing him will ensure you a one-way ticket to the afterlife.

While the US envoy and officials were executed by the firing squad, Kim Jong Un’s taken the killing method up a notch.

Death By… Fish?

With the execution of an unnamed general who was accused of plotting a coup, Kim Jong Un apparently ordered for him to be killed by throwing him into a big fish tank full of carnivorous piranha fishes.



It just sounds crazy ridiculous, doesn’t it?

According to Daily Star News, the general met his demise in Kim Jong Un’s Ryongsong Residence in Pyongyang.

Disclaimer: don’t read the next sentence if you hate gore.

The general allegedly had his arms and torso cut open with knives before being thrown into the tank where hundreds of piranhas waited for him with open arms, or should I say open jaws.

This is probably also because the fishes will react even more to the scent of fresh blood, besides the act just being a way to torture the man even further.


However, as the man had dealt with so many blows in one single execution, it isn’t clear what exactly the general had died from – his wounds, the fishes, or being drowned. Either way, it’s a painful way to go.

Killer Fishes

Kim Jong Un had apparently imported the killer piranha fishes all the way from Brazil for this, but he may have reserved them for other uses in future as well…

In case you weren’t aware of just how dangerous piranha fishes can be, for they’re not sharks, after all, you’d be very wrong to think they’re any less dangerous.

Image: BBC

Piranha fishes can apparently tear through human flesh in a matter of minutes, reducing the corpse to nothing but a mere skeleton. 300 piranhas itself could already do as such within 5 minutes. Scary.

Granted, this is when they’re exposed to the scent of fresh blood – they become feral then.

Luckily, piranhas usually don’t attack non-bleeding humans and when they do, they only result in non-fatal injuries to the hands and feet most of the time. So if you’re ever unlucky enough to put yourself in the path of one, don’t pee your pants in fear just yet, but distance yourself from it.

Just Like A Movie

You must be thinking, I’ve seen this exact situation happen somewhere in a movie, haven’t I? It’s a pretty classic plot device.

Well, you’re not wrong, for a movie just might be what Kim Jong Un took inspiration from for his latest kill.

It’s speculated that he might have followed the cruel method of Blofield, the villain in the 1967 James Bond movie ‘You Only Live Twice’. In the movie, Blofield throws assistant Helga Brandt into a pool of his, filled to the brim with bloodthirsty piranhas.


Yes, this iconic scene:

Image: James Bond Wiki

It’s Just To Scare People

“The use of piranha is classic Kim. He is all about using fear and terror as a political tool. Whether or not the use of piranhas is an efficient way of killing someone won’t bother him,” said a UK intelligence force.

“He wants everyone to know, including his most trusted aides, that they are at risk of suffering a very unpleasant death if he suspects they are treasonous.”

Apparently, Kim Jong Un has also killed senior government officials for trivial things, such as not clapping loudly enough during one of his speeches.

He’s also burned prisoners to death with flamethrowers and blasting traitors with anti-tank guns.


Hopefully, we won’t see any more of Kim Jong Un’s crazy execution methods in the near future, but that’s just probably in vain.

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