History BigEater / Literature

24th Sep '17 1:47:51 PM Malady
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* ''BillyBunter'' is a typical example. When on a camping trip with six other boys, he looks at the supplies they've purchased for tea (dinner) and says, with no consciousness of being ironic, "Let's see, there's seven sausages here. What are you fellows having?"

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* ''BillyBunter'' ''Literature/Greyfriars'': Billy Bunter is a typical example. When on a camping trip with six other boys, he looks at the supplies they've purchased for tea (dinner) and says, with no consciousness of being ironic, "Let's see, there's seven sausages here. What are you fellows having?"
23rd Aug '17 3:59:51 PM Linda58
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* The hobbits from ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' are seen as able to put away large quantities of food. In a normal day, they eat at least seven meals (Breakfast, Second Breakfast, Elevenses, Luncheon, Afternoon Tea, Dinner, Supper, plus whatever snacks they can sneak between); Literature/TheHobbit states it's ''eleven'' meals a day. As a reference to this, in the Films, elvish Lembas bread, a small bite of which is supposed to feed a normal man, is consumed in the amount of several loaves each by the sidekicks Merry and Pippin, with only mild indigestion to show for it.

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* The hobbits from ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' are seen as able to put away large quantities of food. In a normal day, they eat at least seven meals (Breakfast, Second Breakfast, Elevenses, Luncheon, Afternoon Tea, Dinner, Supper, plus whatever snacks they can sneak between); Literature/TheHobbit states it's ''eleven'' meals a day. Their tendency to this is such that that when Aragon, Gimli, and Legolas are trying to work out what happened to Merry and Pippin and find evidence someone ate lembas bread, smoothly ignoring the battle being fought around them, Legolas [[DeadpanSnarker dryly]] notes that alone is evidence a hobbit was here. As a reference to this, in the Films, elvish Lembas bread, a small bite of which is supposed to feed a normal man, is consumed in the amount of several loaves each by the sidekicks Merry and Pippin, with only mild indigestion to show for it.
14th Jun '17 9:48:58 PM nombretomado
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** Seems to be a rather common trait in Creator/RoaldDahl's stories. Most are less sympathetic than Bruce- there's the famous Augustus Gloop, who eats tons of chocolate bars and Bruno Jenkins of TheWitches, who is easily lured by the titular antagonists with the promise of chocolate and later becomes a very gluttonous mouse.

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** Seems to be a rather common trait in Creator/RoaldDahl's stories. Most are less sympathetic than Bruce- there's the famous Augustus Gloop, who eats tons of chocolate bars and Bruno Jenkins of TheWitches, ''Literature/TheWitches'', who is easily lured by the titular antagonists with the promise of chocolate and later becomes a very gluttonous mouse.
7th Jun '17 10:19:58 PM Sarcos
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* Every werewolf in ''Literature/{{Newshound}}'', due to the massive caloric requirements of shapeshifting.
5th May '17 2:32:21 PM Derkhan
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* Veres from ''Literature/LoyalEnemies'' has to heal himself constantly, as he's beaten to pulp at the start of the story and dropped in the middle of the action shortly thereafter. That makes him burn the energy constantly, as well as causes him to be constantly hungry, to the point that "Veres ate all our food" becomes a running gag throughout the book.

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* In ''Literature/LoyalEnemies'', wizard Veres from ''Literature/LoyalEnemies'' has uses a long-term healing spell to heal himself constantly, as he's after being beaten to into a pulp at the start of the story novel. The spell accelerates his metabolism and dropped in the middle of the action shortly thereafter. That makes him burn the burns energy constantly, as well as causes making him to be constantly hungry, chronically hungry to the point that "Veres ate all our food" becomes a running gag throughout the book.RunningGag in-story.
15th Apr '17 1:15:07 PM DarkHunter
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* A rather horrifying version includes the entire Taxxon species from ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'', who have a [[HorrorHunger maddening hunger]] that makes them eat anything they can -- including any injured member of their species or, on at least one occasion, ''oneself''. This hunger is so powerful that when Taxxons are caught up in it (which is a ''lot'') even the Yeerk inside can no longer control it. To its terror. There's a reason that only lower-ranking Yeerks are assigned to Taxxons.
** This hunger is why the Taxxons are a [[HenchmanRace species of voluntary Controllers]]- the Yeerks promised them relief from their HorrorHunger in exchanged for their service.
** Ax, in human morph.

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* ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'':
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A rather horrifying version includes the entire Taxxon species from ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'', species, who have a [[HorrorHunger maddening hunger]] that makes them eat anything they can -- including any injured member of their species or, on at least one occasion, ''oneself''. This hunger is so powerful that when Taxxons are caught up in it (which is a ''lot'') even the Yeerk inside can no longer control it. To its terror. There's a reason that only lower-ranking Yeerks are assigned to Taxxons.
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Taxxons. This hunger is why the Taxxons are a [[HenchmanRace species of voluntary Controllers]]- willingly became Controllers- the Yeerks promised them relief from their HorrorHunger in exchanged exchange for their service.
service. Didn't end up working, but that the Taxxons gave up their own free will to escape their hunger says something about how overpowering it is.
** Ax, in human morph. His natural species has no taste buds, so while in human form, the variety of different flavors of food tends to overwhelm him.
8th Mar '17 5:34:56 PM nombretomado
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* In MercedesLackey's [[Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar Valdemar]] universe, Heralds, Healers, and Mages who over-use their powers have to be force-fed sometimes.

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* In MercedesLackey's Creator/MercedesLackey's [[Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar Valdemar]] universe, Heralds, Healers, and Mages who over-use their powers have to be force-fed sometimes.
7th Jan '17 7:02:58 PM Xelloss08
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* In ''Literature/VoidCity'', the vampire Greta has a very slim figure. However, in life, she was a compulsive eater, and her transformation into a vampire did not change this. When not hunting humans, she is constantly "snacking" on any small animal which comes within her reach.
31st Dec '16 10:52:54 AM WhosAsking
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* Templeton the rat in ''Literature/CharlottesWeb'' might be a VillainousGlutton if he actually did anything truly malicious (he's stated to have "no morals") but bribing him with food is pretty much the only way to get him to help with anything. He's persuaded to go to the county fair after being told of all the discarded food that would be on the ground after hours, and eats so much then that he comes back the next morning bloated to almost twice his size. Later in the book, after Orson promises to let him eat first from his slops after helping save Charlotte's egg sac, he grows to nearly the size of a woodchuck from eating so much.

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* Templeton the rat in ''Literature/CharlottesWeb'' might be a VillainousGlutton if he actually did anything truly malicious (he's stated to have "no morals") but bribing him with food is pretty much the only way to get him to help with anything. He's persuaded to go to the county fair after being told of all the discarded food that would be on the ground after hours, and eats so much then that he comes back the next morning bloated to almost twice his size. Later in the book, after Orson Wilbur promises to let him eat first from his slops after helping save Charlotte's egg sac, he grows to nearly the size of a woodchuck from eating so much.
14th Dec '16 3:24:06 PM Doug86
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* [[ActionSurvivor Fitz Kreiner]] from the ''Series/DoctorWho'' Literature/EighthDoctorAdventures. He also has ExtremeOmnivore tendencies, and questionable table manners. And, as per usual for this trope, he's incredibly skinny, although when he's not busy running for his life and can have three square meals a day, he doesn't take long to get a bit out of shape. FridgeBrilliance: it's probably because by the time he's 33, he's spent about 2/3 of his life either [[WorldWarII under rationing]] or traveling with the Doctor. Being on a see-food diet (you know, [[IncrediblyLamePun if he sees food, he eats it]]) is ordinarily a useful survival mechanism which he probably picked up when he was still a small child.

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* [[ActionSurvivor Fitz Kreiner]] from the ''Series/DoctorWho'' Literature/EighthDoctorAdventures. He also has ExtremeOmnivore tendencies, and questionable table manners. And, as per usual for this trope, he's incredibly skinny, although when he's not busy running for his life and can have three square meals a day, he doesn't take long to get a bit out of shape. FridgeBrilliance: it's probably because by the time he's 33, he's spent about 2/3 of his life either [[WorldWarII [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII under rationing]] or traveling with the Doctor. Being on a see-food diet (you know, [[IncrediblyLamePun if he sees food, he eats it]]) is ordinarily a useful survival mechanism which he probably picked up when he was still a small child.
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