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7th Oct '17 5:27:07 AM WillBGood
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* In ''Manga/{{MAR}}'', [[BreakTheCutie Gido is transformed into]] [[http://www.onemanga.com/MAR/109/14/ this]] as Ian's punishment. In Ian's words, "Gido has been transformed into a worm."

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* In ''Manga/{{MAR}}'', [[BreakTheCutie Gido is transformed into]] [[http://www.onemanga.com/MAR/109/14/ this]] ''[[http://www.mangareader.net/mar/109/14 this]]'' as Ian's punishment. In Ian's words, "Gido has been transformed into a worm."
26th Jun '17 3:10:29 PM Someoneman
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* [[Manga/InuYasha Naraku.]] He's a half-demon created by a swarm of demons merging with a single human soul. As a result, during his "night of humanity", he reverts back into a swarm of demons clustered around his human components. By the first time we see this, he has been heavily damaged by a holy arrow and forced to assimilate '''more''' demons into his body to replace the lost ones. Couple this with his experiments in fusing, separating and refusing demons in order to find a way to increase the powers of his specimens, a process that he has been refining for use on himself in order to someday expel the fragment of him that's human, and the result... his "night of humanity" sees him as a severed head attached by slimy... ''strings''... of sinew and flesh to a massive pile of random pulsating, twitching, demonic bodyparts. In the early seasons of the anime, once he's actually confronted in the flesh, a favored form sees him as a human upper torso with myriad withered limbs sprouting from his back and a writhing cluster of misshapen tentacles and tails replacing his lower body. His "puppets" also display elements of this, in that they physically attack by taking the form of giant knots of tentacles protruding from the ragged remnants of a white baboon skin..

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* [[Manga/InuYasha Naraku.]] * Naraku from ''Manga/InuYasha''. He's a half-demon created by a swarm of demons merging with a single human soul. As a result, during his "night of humanity", he reverts back into a swarm of demons clustered around his human components. By the first time we see this, he has been heavily damaged by a holy arrow and forced to assimilate '''more''' demons into his body to replace the lost ones. Couple this with his experiments in fusing, separating and refusing demons in order to find a way to increase the powers of his specimens, a process that he has been refining for use on himself in order to someday expel the fragment of him that's human, and the result... his "night of humanity" sees him as a severed head attached by slimy... ''strings''... of sinew and flesh to a massive pile of random pulsating, twitching, demonic bodyparts. In the early seasons of the anime, once he's actually confronted in the flesh, a favored form sees him as a human upper torso with myriad withered limbs sprouting from his back and a writhing cluster of misshapen tentacles and tails replacing his lower body. His "puppets" also display elements of this, in that they physically attack by taking the form of giant knots of tentacles protruding from the ragged remnants of a white baboon skin..



* ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'', and how. Possibly the worst happens in Stone Ocean. Father Pucci was having a rather off episode as a result of [[spoiler: fusing with the bone Dio entrusted to him]]. He is walking through a supermarket, and inadvertently and randomly affects the internal clocks of different stuff in his vicinity. Eggs start hatching into misshapen chicks. A portion of an infant's face (head?) ages to adulthood. It being unintentional really makes it that much worse. What was that all about anyway? He still had his same old powers, and it never happened again... [[spoiler:Although later on Pucci does safely implode his head momentarily with his new stand.]]
** The Pillar Men are BodyHorror incarnate, able to twist and contort their bodies in impossible ways (Santana is able to climb through a tiny air shaft by crushing his skeleton until he fits,) use ribs, arteries, etc. as weapons, and even climb inside people's bodies.
** To reiterate, Santana is able to break all of his bones, Wammu spins his arms to perform Holy Sandstorm and [[EyeScream rips his eyes]] out to calm himself in a fight, Esidisi uses his boiling blood and veins to attack, and what happens to Kars with the Red Stone of Aja and the Stone Mask.
** Most Stands use this as well. Empress [[note]] a boil made from its user's blood that kills the host and takes their body[[/note]], [[Characters/JoJosBizarreAdventurePart4 NFP]] [[note]] Okuyasu and Keiicho's father [[/note]][[note]] Dio's flesh bud takes over and turns him into a monster with a crazy HealingFactor [[/note]], Pearl Jam (by accident) [[note]] repairs and replaces problems in the body of whoever eats it. Okuyasu had his intestinal problems fixed but his [[http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/jjba/images/7/76/PearlJamAbility.png/revision/latest?cb=20140820051343 bad guts spilled out of his body]] [[/note]], Cinderella [[note]] maniplates how the face looks by swaping parts with tiles but deforms the face if special lipstick isn't applied [[/note]], Ratt [[note]] fires barbs that melt anything or anyone it hits, allowing it to fuse multiple creatures into one giant, [[AndIMustScream still-conscious]] flesh blob... which the stand user proceeds to ''eat'', [[/note]] Cheap Trick [[note]] attaches to someone's back, when it leaves it sucks away all of their life force [[/note]] , Purple Haze [[note]] extremely violent stand with a HairTriggerTemper that can melt people with it's flesh eating bacteria from the boils on it's knuckles [[/note]], Green Day [[note]] similar ability to Purple Haze but with molds that needs people to bend over or lie down for it to work [[/note]], Metallica [[note]] manipulates iron via magnetism, allowing its user to attack by forcing anemia in his target or killing them from the inside by creating iron pins or razor blades from their blood [[/note]] , Diver Down [[note]] can enter people's bodies and rearrange their bones and tendons into simple machines, for example, he can turn someone's ribcage into a functioning beartrap, while he still alive[[/note]] , and Vitamin C [[note]] makes humans melt into puddles, still alive and conscious, but unable to move[[/note]].
* Everything by manga artist Creator/JunjiIto. He is especially well-known for ''Manga/{{Uzumaki}}'', a three-volume manga about a town that is "infested by the spiral," which manifests itself in various horrific ways. You will never look at a cinnamon roll the same way again.

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* ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'', ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure''
** [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureBattleTendency Part 2]]: The Pillar Men are BodyHorror incarnate, able to twist
and how. Possibly contort their bodies in impossible ways.
*** Santana is able to climb through a tiny air shaft by crushing his skeleton until he fits, use ribs, arteries, etc. as weapons, and even climb inside people's bodies.
*** Wammu spins his arms to perform Holy Sandstorm and [[EyeScream rips his eyes]] out to calm himself in a fight.
*** Esidisi uses his boiling blood and veins to attack
*** Kars, with
the worst happens in Red Stone Ocean. of Aja and the Stone Mask, gains the ability to change any part of his body into other species', or into full separate beings.
** In [[JoJosBizarreAdventureStardustCrusaders Part 3]], the Stand Empress is a boil made from its user's blood that kills the host and takes their body.
** [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureDiamondIsUnbreakable Part 4]]:
*** NFP, Okuyasu and Keicho's father, had previously been implanted with Dio's flesh bud. When Dio died, the flesh bud took over his body and turned him into a grotesque monster with a HealingFactor.
*** Pearl Jam is a Stand that hides in food. When somebody eats said food, one disease or injury they had is healed in an incredibly unpleasant way, the prime example being when it cures Okuyasu's diarrhea by making his intestines burst out of his stomach. On the bright side, once the horror ends the eater is completely safe and healthy.
*** Cinderella can alter people's faces by swapping parts with tiles, but deforms the face if special lipstick isn't applied regularly.
*** Ratt fires barbs that melt anything or anyone it hits, allowing it to fuse multiple creatures into one giant, [[AndIMustScream still-conscious]] flesh blob... which the stand user proceeds to ''eat''.
*** Cheap Trick attaches to someone's back, and when it leaves it sucks away all of their life force, leaving the shriveled, fetus-like corpse of its previous host behind.
** [[Manga/JojosBizarreAdventureVentoAureo Part 5]]:
*** Purple Haze is an extremely violent stand with a HairTriggerTemper that can melt people with flesh eating bacteria from the boils on its knuckles.
*** Green Day is a mold that can be transmitted through corpses, and consumes the flesh of its victims whenever their altitude lowers.
*** Metallica manipulates iron via magnetism, allowing its user to attack by forcing anemia in his target or killing them from the inside by creating iron pins or razor blades from their blood.
** [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureStoneOcean Part 6]]:
*** Diver Down can enter people's bodies and rearrange their bones and tendons into simple machines. For example, he can turn someone's ribcage into a functioning beartrap, while he still alive.
***
Father Pucci was having a rather off episode as a result of [[spoiler: fusing with the bone Dio entrusted to him]]. He is walking through a supermarket, and inadvertently and randomly affects the internal clocks of different stuff in his vicinity. Eggs start hatching into misshapen chicks. A portion of an infant's face (head?) ages to adulthood. It being unintentional really makes it that much worse. What was that all about anyway? He still had his same old powers, and it never happened again... [[spoiler:Although later on Pucci does safely implode his head momentarily with his new stand.]]
]]
** The Pillar Men are BodyHorror incarnate, able to twist and contort their bodies in impossible ways (Santana is able to climb through a tiny air shaft by crushing his skeleton until he fits,) use ribs, arteries, etc. as weapons, and even climb inside people's bodies.
** To reiterate, Santana is able to break all of his bones, Wammu spins his arms to perform Holy Sandstorm and [[EyeScream rips his eyes]] out to calm himself in a fight, Esidisi uses his boiling blood and veins to attack, and what happens to Kars with the Red Stone of Aja and the Stone Mask.
** Most Stands use this as well. Empress [[note]] a boil made from its user's blood that kills the host and takes their body[[/note]], [[Characters/JoJosBizarreAdventurePart4 NFP]] [[note]] Okuyasu and Keiicho's father [[/note]][[note]] Dio's flesh bud takes over and turns him into a monster with a crazy HealingFactor [[/note]], Pearl Jam (by accident) [[note]] repairs and replaces problems in the body of whoever eats it. Okuyasu had his intestinal problems fixed but his [[http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/jjba/images/7/76/PearlJamAbility.png/revision/latest?cb=20140820051343 bad guts spilled out of his body]] [[/note]], Cinderella [[note]] maniplates how the face looks by swaping parts with tiles but deforms the face if special lipstick isn't applied [[/note]], Ratt [[note]] fires barbs that melt anything or anyone it hits, allowing it to fuse multiple creatures into one giant, [[AndIMustScream still-conscious]] flesh blob... which the stand user proceeds to ''eat'', [[/note]] Cheap Trick [[note]] attaches to someone's back, when it leaves it sucks away all of their life force [[/note]] , Purple Haze [[note]] extremely violent stand with a HairTriggerTemper that can melt people with it's flesh eating bacteria from the boils on it's knuckles [[/note]], Green Day [[note]] similar ability to Purple Haze but with molds that needs people to bend over or lie down for it to work [[/note]], Metallica [[note]] manipulates iron via magnetism, allowing its user to attack by forcing anemia in his target or killing them from the inside by creating iron pins or razor blades from their blood [[/note]] , Diver Down [[note]] can enter people's bodies and rearrange their bones and tendons into simple machines, for example, he can turn someone's ribcage into a functioning beartrap, while he still alive[[/note]] , and
In [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureJoJolion Part 8]], Vitamin C [[note]] makes can make humans melt into puddles, still alive and conscious, but unable to move[[/note]].
move.
* Everything by manga artist Creator/JunjiIto.
**
He is especially well-known for ''Manga/{{Uzumaki}}'', a three-volume manga about a town that is "infested by the spiral," which manifests itself in various horrific ways. You will never look at a cinnamon roll the same way again.
1st Apr '17 9:33:51 PM Willbyr
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** His manga ''Manga/{{Gyo}}'' might be a better example, since in ''Gyo'', the characters themselves remain conscious enough to realize what is happening to them, swelling up ghoulishly, spewing out toxic gases to spread the condition, and hooked up to spider-like machines.

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** His manga ''Manga/{{Gyo}}'' might be a better example, since in ''Gyo'', the characters themselves remain conscious enough to realize what is happening to them, swelling up ghoulishly, spewing out toxic gases to spread the condition, and hooked up to spider-like machines.


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** ''Manga/DissolvingClassroom'' is packed to the gills with people's brains melting and running out of their noses and eyes, people completely liquefying, and one chapter features girls whose faces become horrifyingly distorted.
6th Mar '17 5:42:32 AM TitanJump
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* In ''Manga/{{MAR}}'', [[BreakTheCutie Gido is transformed into]] [[http://www.onemanga.com/MAR/109/14/ this]] as Ian's punishment. In Ian's words, "Gido has been transformed into a worm."


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* In ''Manga/{{MAR}}'', [[BreakTheCutie Gido is transformed into]] [[http://www.onemanga.com/MAR/109/14/ this]] as Ian's punishment. In Ian's words, "Gido has been transformed into a worm."
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* {{Manga/Infection}} by ''Oikawa Tooru'', sets its bar in its ZombieApocalypse with the "[[OurZombiesAreDifferent Carriers]]", who have their eyes ''[[EyeScream replaced with squirming worms]]'' in addition to being utterly stuffed with the things...and then the BodyHorror bar gets only '''[[FromBadToWorse higher]]''' from there.


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* {{Manga/Jagaaaaaan}} and its "[[LovecraftianSuperpower Fractured]] [[HumanoidAbomination Humans]]" are body horror tuned up to surreal proportions when they appear, examples include a man with a tower of mouths and teeth growing from his throat, armed with a [[RazorFloss razor-sharp tongue]] in chapter ''one'', setting the bar for the series.
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* ''Manga/{{Gantz}}'' had this since the nearly the beginning, but aliens seem to be getting worse as the manga goes on, especially in the second and third parts.
** The Nurarihyon alien starts out looking like a small old man with elongated ear lobes, then he's attacked and mutates into: A girl that grows into a woman in seconds, a giant, an amputated, laser firing giant head that later grows legs, a tall woman, 4 tiny old men, a golem made of human bodies that dissolves the body of a rapist Gantzer, a deer-headed beast, a mixture of the previous, a mimic of Oka's Gantz Suit, Samara Morgan and a demon-like, skinless creature full of spikes; plus, the last few forms he assumes after being mostly destroyed, regenerating in a very graphic manner from detailed piles of flesh, blood and organs.
** Monsters in Katastrophe are an embodiment of this trope, some being barely human.
*** Reika's team ends up fighting a seemingly endless array of monsters that seem to be random amalgamations of human body parts, most of which transform rather grossly. Before a chicken-like being exploded in a room full of refugees, freeing shiny bubbles that cause humans mutate into monsters at an alarming rate. The mutations force vicious heads that look the same as that of the infected person to sprout from bloody holes opened from the inside of the body by hands. It doesn't help that the heads come in various sizes and can swallow or munch a human whole.
* ''VisualNovel/{{Kanon}}'' 2006, when Mai shows Yuichi the state of her skin as she slew more and more demons that plagued the school.

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* ''Manga/{{Gantz}}'' had In ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'', one of the members of GREMLIN, Marian Slingeneyer, is able to reshape anyone who comes into contact with her gold tools into whatever shape she wants and [[AndIMustScream keep them alive]]. Anyone who crosses her risks either a CruelAndUnusualDeath or becoming the latest addition to her furniture collection.
** Accelerator does
this since the nearly the beginning, but aliens seem to be getting worse as the manga goes on, especially in the second and third parts.
** The Nurarihyon alien starts out looking like a small old man with elongated ear lobes, then
when he's attacked and mutates into: A girl that grows feeling particularly vengeful. His preferred method of messily ending someone's life? Stick a finger into a woman wound, and reverse the vectors of their blood flow, causing all the blood in seconds, a giant, an amputated, laser firing person's body to ''rip itself out of their skin''.
* In the DreamWorld of ''Manga/AfterSchoolNightmare'' Midori does not have a face. There's a
giant head that later grows legs, a tall woman, 4 tiny old men, a golem made of human bodies that dissolves the body of a rapist Gantzer, a deer-headed beast, a mixture of the previous, a mimic of Oka's Gantz Suit, Samara Morgan and a demon-like, skinless creature full of spikes; plus, the last few forms he assumes after being mostly destroyed, regenerating in a very graphic manner from detailed piles of flesh, blood and organs.
** Monsters in Katastrophe are an embodiment of this trope, some being barely human.
*** Reika's team ends up fighting a seemingly endless array of monsters that seem to be random amalgamations of human body parts, most of which transform rather grossly. Before a chicken-like being exploded in a room full of refugees, freeing shiny bubbles that cause humans mutate into monsters at an alarming rate. The mutations force vicious heads that look the same as that of the infected person to sprout from bloody holes opened from the inside of the body by hands. It doesn't help that the heads come in various sizes and can swallow or munch a human whole.
* ''VisualNovel/{{Kanon}}'' 2006, when Mai shows Yuichi the state of
hole where her skin as she slew more and more demons that plagued the school.facial features should be.



* In ''Anime/BloodPlus'' the Chiropteran outbreak has people unwillingly and violently transformed into nigh-indestructible bat-like monsters that rampage around.
* In episode 14 of ''Anime/ThrillerRestaurant'', Anko's wart takes control of her body and mind. It also manages to ''swap faces with the real Anko.''

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* In ''Anime/BloodPlus'' ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' loves this trope.
** Titans employ this through their [[UncannyValley deformed]], [[BarbieDollAnatomy genderless]] naked bodies that vary in size from 3 meters to 15 meters. Their bodies are fragile, but their HealingFactor means very little can kill them and allows for nightmarish imagery as humanity tries to kill them with swords, guns, explosives, cannonballs, and spears.
** Humans suffer this at
the Chiropteran outbreak hands of the Titans, when they're EatenAlive. The lucky ones die quickly, the one unfortunate ones get maimed or slowly torn to pieces.
** [[spoiler:The Titan Shifters]] provide even greater examples of BodyHorror, with their unique and horrifying appearances. The Colossal Titan is massively deformed and completely skinless, with an enormous mouth that makes it look like it's got a constant SlasherSmile. The Female Titan has an incredible figure, with large portions of exposed muscle and bone. The Rogue Titan has a skull-like face, and regularly mangles its own limbs when attacking. The Armored Titan is covered in hardened plates of skin, with exposed muscle peeking out between the plates. And the Dancing Titan is slightly ape-like in appearance, with CreepilyLongArms, a hunched-over posture, and an enormous mouth filled with shark-like teeth. Then add onto this [[spoiler: that their transformation involves encasing themselves in a giant meat suit, attached to their bodies by strips of flesh. They tend to emerge with TaintedVeins on their faces, and possess a HealingFactor in human form. This provides several incidents of them slowly regrowing limbs, which resemble smoking, twisted lumps of flesh that slowly become a completed limb]].
* ''Manga/BarefootGen''
has people unwillingly and violently transformed into nigh-indestructible bat-like monsters being so badly burned that rampage around.
* In episode 14
they start melting...including their [[EyeScream eyes melting out of ''Anime/ThrillerRestaurant'', Anko's wart takes control of her their sockets]].
* ''Manga/{{Berserk}}''. Where do you even begin? Each apostle tends to be
body horror, their transformation between shapes is body horror and mind. It also manages when they are killed and dragged down to ''swap faces with hell they are pulled in by a melted chain of corpses that pulls their body in on itself. There is no end to the real Anko.''body horror.



* In ''Anime/BloodPlus'' the Chiropteran outbreak has people unwillingly and violently transformed into nigh-indestructible bat-like monsters that rampage around.
* ''Manga/BlueExorcist'' has a very nasty version in episode two, is which we get to see the effects of possession. Fortunately, they opted to make it slightly less horrifying than the manga. Urgh, [[{{Fingore}} his fingers]]...
* The movie ''Biohunter'' wears BodyHorror as its hat, dealing with a virus that mutates its victims into ravenous monsters. The first scene in the anime features a sex scene where a woman's breast ''grows teeth and eats a man's hand''. VaginaDentata was thankfully averted.
* Baddies in ''Anime/BurstAngel''. [[spoiler: People ''explode'' into monsters after going insane]].
* ''Manga/{{Claymore}}'' thrives on this trope. If a Claymore overuses her powers, her body undergoes increasingly grotesque mutations until she finally loses control and becomes an "Awakened One", a monstrously powerful demon. Add to that the fact that every Awakened One is unique (Outside of identical twins) and you have a whole cesspool of this trope. Just add the violence levels and the abilities some Claymores have developed just from ''coming close'' to awakening and you've got about as much as a series can handle.
** That doesn't add the fact that the halter tops they wear apparently conceal something so horrifying that it has yet to be shown in ''any'' format (And with all the gore that the series is fond of, ''not'' showing something is SeriousBusiness). In fact, Claymores are the only women ever who can stop themselves getting raped by showing off their nude bodies. Some would have you believe the space between their breasts is a mass of open sores, others think it's a youma's head grafted there.
** It's neither. [[spoiler: Claymores all have [[GuttedLikeAFish a clean cut from their necks to their genitals]] [[WoundThatWillNotHeal that NEVER heals.]] It can only be crudely stitched together to keep ALL OF THEIR ORGANS FROM FALLING OUT. We see this nearly happen with Clare. While [[FullFrontalAssault she's NAKED.]]]]
** The final chapters of the Manga bring this UpToEleven with the design of the Awakened Ones. [[spoiler: Cassandra's awakened form looks like a giant female human body who's lying on its back and is sustained by many small tentacles and instead of a normal head has a seemingly endlessly regenerating series of giant tentacles with Cassandra's monstrous face at the end of each, and between the breasts of the giant torso lies the upper half of Cassandra's human body who's controlling the whole crazy structure. Later on another Awakened One, this time temporarily allied with the Claymores to fight both Cassandra and Priscilla, takes the form of a normal looking human lady who suddenly splits in two, tentacles coming out of her body and a huge VaginaDentata growing at her bottom. And how can we forget Priscilla's final form? In the final fight she loses control of her regenerating abilities and thus random masses of limbs, legs, arms and torsos all start bursting out of her body and her open wounds. [[TheDeterminator By this point she's far too obsessed by destroying Teresa to care though]]]].
* The various humanoid corpses in ''Manga/CorpsePrincess'' also take on rather delicious monster mutations when their true nature is revealed -- as seen from the [[http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=XTCLSQ499wI intro]], showing a large (and growing) mess of flesh and appendixes.
* In ''Manga/ChronoCrusade'', a young human boy named Joshua takes the horns of a demon from the BigBad and takes him as his own. The scene when the horns grow on his head is ''incredibly'' painful, showing the horns breaking through his skull with enough force that blood splatters the walls. Years later it shows that the horns not only cause him physical pain but [[ComesGreatInsanity deteriorates his mind]], to the point where he can barely remember who he is. The manga version also has the demons [[spoiler:who still have horns on their heads becoming corrupted and turning into mindless mutants]] at the finale. It's implied Joshua would have had a similarly gruesome fate if [[spoiler:he hadn't had the horns removed soon after the corruption started.]]
* In ''Manga/DetectiveConan'', there's the part where Shinichi is shrunk into the body of a child. ''Smoke'' (more likely steam, though that's no improvement) comes out of his body.
--> '''Shinichi (clearly freaked out):''' My body... it's hot!! Like my bones... like they're melting... no... no good...



* The manga ''Manga/{{Parasyte}}'' could be considered {{Seinen}} BodyHorror. Alien parasites fall to Earth and infiltrate the brains of humans, effectively killing the host and turning the head into a shapeshifting monstrosity with a hunger for human flesh and enough intelligence to pass for human. A teenager spots one of the parasites entering through his arm, and ties it off before the parasite can reach the brain. Problem is, [[EvilHand now he's got an amoral shapeshifting entity where his right arm used to be...]]
* Everything by manga artist Junji Ito. He is especially well-known for ''Manga/{{Uzumaki}}'', a three-volume manga about a town that is "infested by the spiral," which manifests itself in various horrific ways. You will never look at a cinnamon roll the same way again.
** His manga ''Manga/{{Gyo}}'' might be a better example, since in ''Gyo'', the characters themselves remain conscious enough to realize what is happening to them, swelling up ghoulishly, spewing out toxic gases to spread the condition, and hooked up to spider-like machines.
** Likewise, his manga ''Manga/{{Tomie}}'' is about a girl who can regenerate FromASingleCell. This regularly results in things like her growing extra heads from her wounds, or her severed limbs regrowing bodies of their own.
** ''Manga/TheEnigmaOfAmigaraFault'' has people finding holes in a fault that are shaped just like them. People enter their holes, which warp and distort as the passages go on...and the people in the holes are warped in the shape of their holes.
** There's also the short story ''Hell'O Dollies'', also called ''A Doll's Hellish Burial''. It starts out with telling that the world has been struck by a disease that kills children by mutating their bodies so they look like porcelain dolls. That is horrifying enough, especially if one is [[CreepyDoll not too fond of dolls]]. But then it is revealed that a [[FromBadToWorse much more horrifying and unexplainable body horror of the dead doll children happens if they are not buried]]...

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* The manga ''Manga/{{Parasyte}}'' could be considered {{Seinen}} BodyHorror. Alien parasites fall to Earth and infiltrate the brains of humans, effectively killing the host and turning the head into a shapeshifting monstrosity with a hunger for In ''Manga/DGrayMan'', when an Akuma disguised as an human flesh and enough intelligence to pass for human. A teenager spots one of shows its true form...
** Suman Dark, or Allen [[HeroicRROD pushing his arm too far]], or
the parasites entering through his arm, and ties it off before the parasite can reach the brain. Problem is, [[EvilHand now he's got an amoral shapeshifting entity where his right arm used to be...]]
* Everything by manga artist Junji Ito. He is especially well-known for ''Manga/{{Uzumaki}}'', a three-volume manga about a town that is "infested by the spiral," which manifests itself in various horrific ways. You will never look at a cinnamon roll the same way again.
** His manga ''Manga/{{Gyo}}'' might be a better example, since in ''Gyo'', the characters
Akuma virus, or Level 0 Akuma forcing themselves remain conscious enough to realize what is happening to them, swelling up ghoulishly, spewing down their hosts throats.
** The Akuma blood bullets make you break
out in a pentacle-shaped rash. Then you explode into toxic gases to spread dust.
** When Road stabbed Allen in
the condition, eye, we get to see his partially regrown-but-still-not-there eye-socket!
** When Allen's arm was all flaked
and hooked up to spider-like machines.
** Likewise, his manga ''Manga/{{Tomie}}'' is
looked like it was about to fall off. Then Tyki ripped it off and then had his Teez eat a girl who can regenerate FromASingleCell. This regularly results hole in Allen's heart.
** And Tyki phasing his hands through people's bodies, grabbing their hearts and ripping them out.
** Almost payback for Tyki's BodyHorror infliction on Allen: He transforms rather gruesomely into a demonic knight thing that turned the Black Knight scary again. He now uses weird energy circle
things to trounce his enemies left and right. It also seems to have a taste for blood.
* In ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'' the villianous Myotismon proves to be NotQuiteDead, and to complete his resurrection, his bats devoured his minions for their data and formed a new body for him, a massive and creepy-looking demon. Worse still, when the heroes use their strongest attacks against him they release what he calls his true form: a small, impish creature that emerges ''from his crotch''.
** The latter is in reference to some depictions of {{Satan}}.
** Then there's [=SkullGreymon=], who, according to its official bio, focused so hard on fighting that it fought until its flesh wore away and it was nothing but bones. Imagine what it looked
like her growing extra heads from her wounds, or her severed limbs regrowing bodies mid-transformation. Yikes.
** And the Rookie-to-Champion digivolution sequences in ''[[Anime/DigimonTamers Tamers]]'', which all involve the Digimon's skin peeling off, their wireframe morphing into that
of their own.
** ''Manga/TheEnigmaOfAmigaraFault'' has people finding holes in a fault that are shaped just like them. People enter
new, more powerful form, and then their holes, skin coming back and reattaching itself.
*** It's somewhat less nightmarish when you consider that their "skin" is actually just a texture map. But still...
* With all the transformations going on in ''Franchise/DragonBall'', some were bound to be nasty.
** Cell's reverse transformation where he ''vomits'' up Android 18.
** First-time Super Saiyan transformations aren't too pleasant. Goku and Vegeta in particular seem to really suffer.
** Majin Buu's ability to pour himself down his victims throats.
** If you pay attention, Frieza's transformations weren't exactly comfortable. First his body gets swollen to ridiculous sizes at random intervals, then he has the spikes jutting out of his back and his skull elongating, then finally all of his skin shatters from his body like glass with long audible cracking.
** When you see Cell absorb somebody. [[{{Squick}} He's devouring your body through a syringe in slow motion while you're alive, bones and all until finally your skin's the last thing sucked up.]]
** Broly full stop. Not only does his Legendary transformation erupt from underneath his skin, later during ''[[Anime/DragonBallZBioBroly Bio-Broly]]'', he turns into a gooey mutation.
* The virus from the manga ''Manga/{{Emerging}}'' causes your body to bloat tremendously during your last few hours, to the point of ripping your clothes. This is likely due to the all the HighPressureBlood building up,
which warp soon begins to exit from any orifice it can. Then your [[EyeScream eyes melt]], and distort as your body [[{{squick}} rots from the passages go on...inside]]... all before you die!
* In ''Anime/{{Endride}}'', [[spoiler:Ibelda]] gets spat out of the malfunctioning Babel device after being de- and re-constituted with some new additions: large black liquid-y patches that can form limitless independently-moving wraith monsters.
* In ''LightNovel/FateZero'' this happens to pretty much all of Ryuunosuke's victims
and the people in the holes are warped in the shape of their holes.
** There's also the short story ''Hell'O Dollies'', also called ''A Doll's Hellish Burial''. It starts out with telling that the world has been struck by a disease that kills
children by mutating their bodies so Caster uses as weapons. This is made even worse when they look like porcelain dolls. That is horrifying enough, especially if one is [[CreepyDoll not too fond of dolls]]. But then it is revealed that a [[FromBadToWorse much more horrifying and unexplainable body horror of team up, as Caster ensures the dead doll children happens if victims will survive things they are not buried]]...really, really shouldn't, letting Ryuunosuke get even more... creative.



* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' has a few instances. Notably the TearJerker episode where [[spoiler: Tucker turns his daughter and her dog into a chimera.]]
** The resurrection of Trisha Elric at the beginning is a CameBackWrong example of this trope, and would be horror enough for any other series.
** In one of the openings, if you look closely, Envy comes out of Gluttony's mouth. And Lust comes out of Envy's mouth.
** Envy's true form: [[spoiler: Most of his body is made up of human faces. His transformation into his true form at least ''looks'' incredibly painful.]]
** The scene in ''Brotherhood'' where Lan Fan grabs [[spoiler:Greed/Ling]]'s hand when he's about to fall over a cliff. This is in the manga too, except that it doesn't show blood running down her arm from where [[spoiler:''her automail arm was pulling out of her flesh'']]. ''Ow''.
** A sentence that results in pure horror: [[spoiler: "What If I were to give birth to ''humans''?" Father gives birth to humans, alright. More accurately, horrible, human-like shells housing the souls of ''Hohenheim's Xerxes friends, including several of his slave friends, his master and the king''. And they are visibly melting by the end.]]
** How about Father battling all the alchemists with ''Greed's hand literally stuck in his face''?
** [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist The first anime]] adds in [[spoiler:Tucker accidentally turning himself himself a freakish humanoid chimera in an attempt to revive Nina]] and the return of Gluttony in the movie.
* ''Manga/{{Gantz}}'' had this since the nearly the beginning, but aliens seem to be getting worse as the manga goes on, especially in the second and third parts.
** The Nurarihyon alien starts out looking like a small old man with elongated ear lobes, then he's attacked and mutates into: A girl that grows into a woman in seconds, a giant, an amputated, laser firing giant head that later grows legs, a tall woman, 4 tiny old men, a golem made of human bodies that dissolves the body of a rapist Gantzer, a deer-headed beast, a mixture of the previous, a mimic of Oka's Gantz Suit, Samara Morgan and a demon-like, skinless creature full of spikes; plus, the last few forms he assumes after being mostly destroyed, regenerating in a very graphic manner from detailed piles of flesh, blood and organs.
** Monsters in Katastrophe are an embodiment of this trope, some being barely human.
*** Reika's team ends up fighting a seemingly endless array of monsters that seem to be random amalgamations of human body parts, most of which transform rather grossly. Before a chicken-like being exploded in a room full of refugees, freeing shiny bubbles that cause humans mutate into monsters at an alarming rate. The mutations force vicious heads that look the same as that of the infected person to sprout from bloody holes opened from the inside of the body by hands. It doesn't help that the heads come in various sizes and can swallow or munch a human whole.
* ''VideoGame/{{Gatekeepers}}'' eventually reveals that the Invaders the titular characters are actually normal citizens transformed into evil alien clones. Initially, it had not been made clear whether the Invaders took over ordinary people, or the ordinary people had been sleeper Invaders all along. Either way, the transformation was pretty horrifying for someone undergoing it.
** Invaders are sleeper agents in the main series and TheVirus in ''21''. This trope is '''far''' more in effect in ''21''.



* The transformation sequences in ''Anime/XamdLostMemories'' can be quite gruesome if you're not prepared, including a scene where the protagonist is enveloped by what looks like white paint sprouting from his oversized arm, and ends up turning into [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/5/58/Wiki_Xamdo_form.jpg this]]. The storyboards for this sequence are even more off-putting.
* ''Manga/StraitJacket'' is set in an AlternateHistory where the Industrial Revolution was powered by sorcery; unfortunately, sorcery has some horrifying side effects in the form of the Malediction, which transforms Sorcerists into insane, screaming monstrosities bent on killing everything in sight. Sorcerists can stave off the effects of the Malediction by suiting up in PoweredArmor called Molds, but even these aren't foolproof, and using sorcery with a damaged Mold is guaranteed to turn the wielder into a nightmarish demon.
* ''[[Anime/MobileFighterGGundam G Gundam]]'' has the DG Cells, which completely corrupt your body ''and'' your mecha and have a disturbing level of control over your whole self. Almost every single person contaminated with them ends up dying messily. [[spoiler:Only Allenby, the Shuffle Alliance and Saette survive. And in the case of the Shuffles, it took an HeroicSacrifice to de-brainwash them]].
** Assimilation by the ELS in ''Anime/Gundam00AwakeningOfTheTrailblazer''. Consists of your body turning into metal from the inside out, with metallic crystals growing ''out through your skin'' as it happens. Everyone it happens to is screaming in pain as they die. Worse, some ELS didn't have enough raw material to fully convert a human, leaving at least one girl only halfway assimilated: half her body human, half metallic spikes. [[spoiler:Once the ELS have a better understanding of humans, they refine the process so that it is both nonlethal and voluntary: said girl is shown in the epilogue to still have a half-ELS body, but now shaped fully human and living a normal life.]]
* The various humanoid corpses in ''Manga/CorpsePrincess'' also take on rather delicious monster mutations when their true nature is revealed -- as seen from the [[http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=XTCLSQ499wI intro]], showing a large (and growing) mess of flesh and appendixes.
* ''VideoGame/{{Gatekeepers}}'' eventually reveals that the Invaders the titular characters are actually normal citizens transformed into evil alien clones. Initially, it had not been made clear whether the Invaders took over ordinary people, or the ordinary people had been sleeper Invaders all along. Either way, the transformation was pretty horrifying for someone undergoing it.
** Invaders are sleeper agents in the main series and TheVirus in ''21''. This trope is '''far''' more in effect in ''21''.
* ''Anime/MazingerZ'': Several of them: [[{{Mook}} The Iron Masks and the Iron Cross]] are corpses turned into cyborgs, and if you remove their helmets, you can see their brains, with tubes and circuits sticking into and out of the brain matter; Baron Ashura is a half-male, half-female cyborg, since Big Bad Dr. Hell stuck together two halves of two different mummified corpses -and he is a shape-shifter, too; Viscount Pygman has another person sticking out of his neck instead of a head...
** ''Anime/GreatMazinger'': The Kedora were [[BrainInAJar brains]] of Mykene soldiers grafted into a... kind of freakish creature (it is a kind of amorphous, dak blob full with jaws, eyes, tendrils and wings) capable of eating metal and fusing with a machine to give the soldier's brain complete control of it (so giving birth a new Mykene Monster Warrior); Hadias, General of the Mykene army of Evil Spirits, is a giant skeleton with an upside-down, flaming skull for head, another head replacing his left hand, another upside-down skull replacing his groin, and his true head sticking out of his chest.
** ''Anime/UFORoboGrendizer'': Gandal was a being with split personality. One of his split personalities inhabited a tiny female body was inside Gandal's head. Every time that personality wanted voicing out her opinion, Gandal's face split in two halves bent outwards, and she emerged out.
* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'': When Armisael [[spoiler:invades Unit 00 and Rei]], and all the clones [[spoiler:of Rei]], and the [[spoiler:impaled body of]] Lilith [[spoiler:complete with many many little legs growing out of it]].
** Arguably the situation for [[spoiler:the human souls attached to the [=EVAs=]]], indeed bordering on AndIMustScream.
** After [[spoiler:Gendou implants ADAM in his own hand]].
*** In the manga, [[spoiler:Gendo eats Adam]].
* ''Anime/HellGirl''. In season 3, ''The Cauldron of Three'', Enma Ai has no body. So what does she do whenever she needs one? She ''grows it'' out of a giant cocoon that emerges from the ''back'' of Mikage, her DemonicPossession victim. Poor Mikage screams every time.
** It's supposed to resemble the chrysalis of a butterfly.
** Possibly even worse is at the end, when Kikuri [[spoiler:temporarily grows a third eye, and then her head falls off and turns into a spider with three functioning eyes on its abdomen. Said spider then crawls out from under someone else's eyelid in the same episode]].



* ''Manga/{{Unico}} in the Island of Magic'', had a puppet-master villain with bug eyes and the ability to distort his shape at will, as well as plenty of terrifying transformations. The villain's castle is built out of people who have been transformed into blocks and there's a creepy dream sequence where Unico and his friends are turned into dolls.
* Vash's Angel Arms transformation from ''Manga/{{Trigun}}'' were horrifying the first time, if for nothing else because he has no control. Vash is screaming his head off in a combination of terror and panicked memory, just trying desperately to get the thing pointed skyward so that he won't do any more damage to the city. It doesn't work.
** More specifically: what begins with his revolver spinning a small cylinder of white matter continues with said cylinder apparently morphing with the revolver ''and the arm'', and finishes with his arm ''splitting down the middle'' with a glowy Orb of Death thingy suspended in it. Then again, Knives appears to do it casually, so it's conceivable that the process itself is painless - Vash only screams because he is being forced to do it to hurt/kill people against his will.
* In ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'' the villianous Myotismon proves to be NotQuiteDead, and to complete his resurrection, his bats devoured his minions for their data and formed a new body for him, a massive and creepy-looking demon. Worse still, when the heroes use their strongest attacks against him they release what he calls his true form: a small, impish creature that emerges ''from his crotch''.
** The latter is in reference to some depictions of {{Satan}}.
** Then there's [=SkullGreymon=], who, according to its official bio, focused so hard on fighting that it fought until its flesh wore away and it was nothing but bones. Imagine what it looked like mid-transformation. Yikes.
** And the Rookie-to-Champion digivolution sequences in ''[[Anime/DigimonTamers Tamers]]'', which all involve the Digimon's skin peeling off, their wireframe morphing into that of their new, more powerful form, and then their skin coming back and reattaching itself.
*** It's somewhat less nightmarish when you consider that their "skin" is actually just a texture map. But still...
* With all the transformations going on in ''Franchise/DragonBall'', some were bound to be nasty.
** Cell's reverse transformation where he ''vomits'' up Android 18.
** First-time Super Saiyan transformations aren't too pleasant. Goku and Vegeta in particular seem to really suffer.
** Majin Buu's ability to pour himself down his victims throats.
** If you pay attention, Frieza's transformations weren't exactly comfortable. First his body gets swollen to ridiculous sizes at random intervals, then he has the spikes jutting out of his back and his skull elongating, then finally all of his skin shatters from his body like glass with long audible cracking.
** When you see Cell absorb somebody. [[{{Squick}} He's devouring your body through a syringe in slow motion while you're alive, bones and all until finally your skin's the last thing sucked up.]]
** Broly full stop. Not only does his Legendary transformation erupt from underneath his skin, later during ''[[Anime/DragonBallZBioBroly Bio-Broly]]'', he turns into a gooey mutation.
* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' has a few instances. Notably the TearJerker episode where [[spoiler: Tucker turns his daughter and her dog into a chimera.]]
** The resurrection of Trisha Elric at the beginning is a CameBackWrong example of this trope, and would be horror enough for any other series.
** In one of the openings, if you look closely, Envy comes out of Gluttony's mouth. And Lust comes out of Envy's mouth.
** Envy's true form: [[spoiler: Most of his body is made up of human faces. His transformation into his true form at least ''looks'' incredibly painful.]]
** The scene in ''Brotherhood'' where Lan Fan grabs [[spoiler:Greed/Ling]]'s hand when he's about to fall over a cliff. This is in the manga too, except that it doesn't show blood running down her arm from where [[spoiler:''her automail arm was pulling out of her flesh'']]. ''Ow''.
** A sentence that results in pure horror: [[spoiler: "What If I were to give birth to ''humans''?" Father gives birth to humans, alright. More accurately, horrible, human-like shells housing the souls of ''Hohenheim's Xerxes friends, including several of his slave friends, his master and the king''. And they are visibly melting by the end.]]
** How about Father battling all the alchemists with ''Greed's hand literally stuck in his face''?
** [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist The first anime]] adds in [[spoiler:Tucker accidentally turning himself himself a freakish humanoid chimera in an attempt to revive Nina]] and the return of Gluttony in the movie.
* In ''Manga/{{Saikano}}'', Chise's transformations into the [[SuperpoweredEvilSide battle-mode of the Ultimate Weapon]] cause her to sprout metal wings on her back, which appears to be extremely painful. As the series progresses, her transformations become more and more intrusive and nightmarish -- including mentally. In the end [[spoiler:she is only human in outer appearance]].
** The anime doesn't make it seem painful until the second half of the series.

to:

* ''Manga/{{Unico}} in ''Manga/{{Guyver}}'' has a number of examples, but perhaps the Island of Magic'', had a puppet-master villain best two are Sho's initial bonding to the Guyver unit before it develops its "exoskeleton", and Aptom. Thanks to the experiments conducted on him, he can physically ''fuse'' with bug eyes and the ability to distort his shape at will, as well as plenty of terrifying transformations. The villain's castle is built out of people who have been transformed other living creatures, [[ImAHumanitarian absorbing them into blocks his body]] to acquire their powers and there's a creepy dream sequence where Unico and repair his friends are turned into dolls.
* Vash's Angel Arms transformation from ''Manga/{{Trigun}}'' were horrifying the first time, if for nothing else
own injuries.
** And
because Aptom is kind of a bastard, he tends to do this while the Zoanoids he's absorbing are ''still alive''.
** Zoanoids disintegrate when they die. '''All''' of the zoanoids he absorbs are alive when he does it.
* ''Anime/HellGirl''. In season 3, ''The Cauldron of Three'', Enma Ai
has no control. Vash is screaming his head off in a combination of terror and panicked memory, just trying desperately to get the thing pointed skyward so that he won't do any more damage to the city. It doesn't work.
** More specifically:
body. So what begins with his revolver spinning a small cylinder does she do whenever she needs one? She ''grows it'' out of white matter continues with said cylinder apparently morphing with the revolver ''and the arm'', and finishes with his arm ''splitting down the middle'' with a glowy Orb of Death thingy suspended in it. Then again, Knives appears to do it casually, so it's conceivable that the process itself is painless - Vash only screams because he is being forced to do it to hurt/kill people against his will.
* In ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'' the villianous Myotismon proves to be NotQuiteDead, and to complete his resurrection, his bats devoured his minions for their data and formed a new body for him, a massive and creepy-looking demon. Worse still, when the heroes use their strongest attacks against him they release what he calls his true form: a small, impish creature
giant cocoon that emerges ''from his crotch''.
** The latter is in reference to some depictions of {{Satan}}.
** Then there's [=SkullGreymon=], who, according to its official bio, focused so hard on fighting that it fought until its flesh wore away and it was nothing but bones. Imagine what it looked like mid-transformation. Yikes.
** And
from the Rookie-to-Champion digivolution sequences in ''[[Anime/DigimonTamers Tamers]]'', which all involve the Digimon's skin peeling off, their wireframe morphing into that ''back'' of their new, more powerful form, and then their skin coming back and reattaching itself.
***
Mikage, her DemonicPossession victim. Poor Mikage screams every time.
**
It's somewhat less nightmarish supposed to resemble the chrysalis of a butterfly.
** Possibly even worse is at the end,
when you consider that their "skin" is actually just Kikuri [[spoiler:temporarily grows a texture map. But still...
* With all the transformations going on in ''Franchise/DragonBall'', some were bound to be nasty.
** Cell's reverse transformation where he ''vomits'' up Android 18.
** First-time Super Saiyan transformations aren't too pleasant. Goku
third eye, and Vegeta in particular seem to really suffer.
** Majin Buu's ability to pour himself down his victims throats.
** If you pay attention, Frieza's transformations weren't exactly comfortable. First his body gets swollen to ridiculous sizes at random intervals,
then he has the spikes jutting out of his back her head falls off and his skull elongating, then finally all of his skin shatters from his body like glass with long audible cracking.
** When you see Cell absorb somebody. [[{{Squick}} He's devouring your body through a syringe in slow motion while you're alive, bones and all until finally your skin's the last thing sucked up.]]
** Broly full stop. Not only does his Legendary transformation erupt from underneath his skin, later during ''[[Anime/DragonBallZBioBroly Bio-Broly]]'', he
turns into a gooey mutation.
spider with three functioning eyes on its abdomen. Said spider then crawls out from under someone else's eyelid in the same episode]].
* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' has ''Manga/HellTeacherNube'' is rife with these. Just a few instances. Notably examples from the TearJerker episode where [[spoiler: Tucker turns his daughter and her dog into a chimera.]]
** The resurrection of Trisha Elric at the beginning is a CameBackWrong example of this trope, and would be horror enough for any other series.
** In one
vast gallery of the openings, if you look closely, Envy comes out of Gluttony's mouth. And Lust comes out of Envy's mouth.
grotesque:
** Envy's true form: [[spoiler: Most of Nube's RedRightHand (actually his body is made up left) which threatens to consume the rest of human faces. His transformation into his true form at least ''looks'' incredibly painful.]]
him if he loses control over it.
** The scene in ''Brotherhood'' where Lan Fan grabs [[spoiler:Greed/Ling]]'s hand when he's about to fall Another time, [[WhoYouGonnaCall exorcising a demon]] that was taking over a cliff. This is in child's body caused it to leap ''onto'' Nube, transforming him into horrific shapes.
** Miki, who became a Rokurokubi ([[{{Obake}} Long-Necked Woman]]) very early on because of some unscrupulous [[ForScience spiritual experimentation]]. Her neck can now extend for hundreds of feet, even across town.
** Kyoko, who was once possessed by
the manga too, except that it doesn't show blood running down her arm from where [[spoiler:''her automail arm was pulling out spirit of a dead infant and suddenly grew a ravenous, insatiable mouth on the back of her flesh'']]. ''Ow''.
head.
** A sentence that results in pure horror: [[spoiler: "What If I were to give birth to ''humans''?" Father gives birth to humans, alright. More accurately, horrible, human-like shells housing Ai, the souls of ''Hohenheim's Xerxes friends, including several of his slave friends, his master poster child for EyeScream and the king''. And they are visibly melting by the end.]]
** How about Father battling all the alchemists with ''Greed's hand literally stuck in his face''?
** [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist The first anime]] adds in [[spoiler:Tucker accidentally turning himself himself a freakish humanoid chimera in an attempt to revive Nina]] and the return of Gluttony in the movie.
* In ''Manga/{{Saikano}}'', Chise's transformations into the [[SuperpoweredEvilSide battle-mode of the Ultimate Weapon]] cause her to sprout metal wings on her back, which appears to be extremely painful. As the series progresses, her transformations become more and more intrusive and nightmarish -- including mentally. In the end [[spoiler:she is only human in outer appearance]].
** The anime doesn't make it seem painful until the second half of the series.
EyesDoNotBelongThere.



* [[Manga/InuYasha Naraku.]] He's a half-demon created by a swarm of demons merging with a single human soul. As a result, during his "night of humanity", he reverts back into a swarm of demons clustered around his human components. By the first time we see this, he has been heavily damaged by a holy arrow and forced to assimilate '''more''' demons into his body to replace the lost ones. Couple this with his experiments in fusing, separating and refusing demons in order to find a way to increase the powers of his specimens, a process that he has been refining for use on himself in order to someday expel the fragment of him that's human, and the result... his "night of humanity" sees him as a severed head attached by slimy... ''strings''... of sinew and flesh to a massive pile of random pulsating, twitching, demonic bodyparts. In the early seasons of the anime, once he's actually confronted in the flesh, a favored form sees him as a human upper torso with myriad withered limbs sprouting from his back and a writhing cluster of misshapen tentacles and tails replacing his lower body. His "puppets" also display elements of this, in that they physically attack by taking the form of giant knots of tentacles protruding from the ragged remnants of a white baboon skin..
* ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'', and how. Possibly the worst happens in Stone Ocean. Father Pucci was having a rather off episode as a result of [[spoiler: fusing with the bone Dio entrusted to him]]. He is walking through a supermarket, and inadvertently and randomly affects the internal clocks of different stuff in his vicinity. Eggs start hatching into misshapen chicks. A portion of an infant's face (head?) ages to adulthood. It being unintentional really makes it that much worse. What was that all about anyway? He still had his same old powers, and it never happened again... [[spoiler:Although later on Pucci does safely implode his head momentarily with his new stand.]]
** The Pillar Men are BodyHorror incarnate, able to twist and contort their bodies in impossible ways (Santana is able to climb through a tiny air shaft by crushing his skeleton until he fits,) use ribs, arteries, etc. as weapons, and even climb inside people's bodies.
** To reiterate, Santana is able to break all of his bones, Wammu spins his arms to perform Holy Sandstorm and [[EyeScream rips his eyes]] out to calm himself in a fight, Esidisi uses his boiling blood and veins to attack, and what happens to Kars with the Red Stone of Aja and the Stone Mask.
** Most Stands use this as well. Empress [[note]] a boil made from its user's blood that kills the host and takes their body[[/note]], [[Characters/JoJosBizarreAdventurePart4 NFP]] [[note]] Okuyasu and Keiicho's father [[/note]][[note]] Dio's flesh bud takes over and turns him into a monster with a crazy HealingFactor [[/note]], Pearl Jam (by accident) [[note]] repairs and replaces problems in the body of whoever eats it. Okuyasu had his intestinal problems fixed but his [[http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/jjba/images/7/76/PearlJamAbility.png/revision/latest?cb=20140820051343 bad guts spilled out of his body]] [[/note]], Cinderella [[note]] maniplates how the face looks by swaping parts with tiles but deforms the face if special lipstick isn't applied [[/note]], Ratt [[note]] fires barbs that melt anything or anyone it hits, allowing it to fuse multiple creatures into one giant, [[AndIMustScream still-conscious]] flesh blob... which the stand user proceeds to ''eat'', [[/note]] Cheap Trick [[note]] attaches to someone's back, when it leaves it sucks away all of their life force [[/note]] , Purple Haze [[note]] extremely violent stand with a HairTriggerTemper that can melt people with it's flesh eating bacteria from the boils on it's knuckles [[/note]], Green Day [[note]] similar ability to Purple Haze but with molds that needs people to bend over or lie down for it to work [[/note]], Metallica [[note]] manipulates iron via magnetism, allowing its user to attack by forcing anemia in his target or killing them from the inside by creating iron pins or razor blades from their blood [[/note]] , Diver Down [[note]] can enter people's bodies and rearrange their bones and tendons into simple machines, for example, he can turn someone's ribcage into a functioning beartrap, while he still alive[[/note]] , and Vitamin C [[note]] makes humans melt into puddles, still alive and conscious, but unable to move[[/note]].
* Everything by manga artist Creator/JunjiIto. He is especially well-known for ''Manga/{{Uzumaki}}'', a three-volume manga about a town that is "infested by the spiral," which manifests itself in various horrific ways. You will never look at a cinnamon roll the same way again.
** ''Manga/TheEnigmaOfAmigaraFault'' has people finding holes in a fault that are shaped just like them. People enter their holes, which warp and distort as the passages go on...and the people in the holes are warped in the shape of their holes.
** His manga ''Manga/{{Gyo}}'' might be a better example, since in ''Gyo'', the characters themselves remain conscious enough to realize what is happening to them, swelling up ghoulishly, spewing out toxic gases to spread the condition, and hooked up to spider-like machines.
** There's also the short story ''Hell'O Dollies'', also called ''A Doll's Hellish Burial''. It starts out with telling that the world has been struck by a disease that kills children by mutating their bodies so they look like porcelain dolls. That is horrifying enough, especially if one is [[CreepyDoll not too fond of dolls]]. But then it is revealed that a [[FromBadToWorse much more horrifying and unexplainable body horror of the dead doll children happens if they are not buried]]...
** Likewise, his manga ''Manga/{{Tomie}}'' is about a girl who can regenerate FromASingleCell. This regularly results in things like her growing extra heads from her wounds, or her severed limbs regrowing bodies of their own.
* ''VisualNovel/{{Kanon}}'' 2006, when Mai shows Yuichi the state of her skin as she slew more and more demons that plagued the school.
* Copious examples in ''Manga/KingOfThorn''. Infection by Medusa causes the body to slowly [[TakenForGranite petrify]] and eventually shatter. If you're lucky, you might instead get a very nasty LovecraftianSuperpower. And then there's Alice, who has been reduced to a head, heart, one lung, and one arm, and kept alive inside a life support chamber for ''[[AndIMustScream eight years]]''.
* ''Kite Liberator,'' the sequel to the infamous ''Anime/{{Kite}}'', has [[spoiler: the main character's astronaut dad transforming into a twelve-foot monster made of solid bone.]]
* The Eclipse Infection in ''Manga/MagicalRecordLyricalNanohaForce''. If you're lucky like Tohma, you get a ViralTransformation that gives you a whole slew of superpowers [[spoiler:and a SuperPoweredEvilSide that's a danger to your friends]]. However, if you're unlucky, like say... the piles of test subjects that came before Tohma, you get the chance to watch your body mutate in wild and grotesque ways before you burst open in a shower of blood and/or are reduced to lumps of flesh. [[spoiler:Remember those alien-looking brain things from Chapter 1? [[WasOnceAMan Those used to be humans]]]].
* Manga artists such as Jun Hayami, Shintaro Kago, Junji Ito, Suehiro Maruo, and Benko Tamaoki frequently depict body horror in their stories.
* In ''Manga/{{MAR}}'', [[BreakTheCutie Gido is transformed into]] [[http://www.onemanga.com/MAR/109/14/ this]] as Ian's punishment. In Ian's words, "Gido has been transformed into a worm."
* ''Anime/MazingerZ'': Several of them: [[{{Mook}} The Iron Masks and the Iron Cross]] are corpses turned into cyborgs, and if you remove their helmets, you can see their brains, with tubes and circuits sticking into and out of the brain matter; Baron Ashura is a half-male, half-female cyborg, since Big Bad Dr. Hell stuck together two halves of two different mummified corpses -and he is a shape-shifter, too; Viscount Pygman has another person sticking out of his neck instead of a head...
** ''Anime/GreatMazinger'': The Kedora were [[BrainInAJar brains]] of Mykene soldiers grafted into a... kind of freakish creature (it is a kind of amorphous, dak blob full with jaws, eyes, tendrils and wings) capable of eating metal and fusing with a machine to give the soldier's brain complete control of it (so giving birth a new Mykene Monster Warrior); Hadias, General of the Mykene army of Evil Spirits, is a giant skeleton with an upside-down, flaming skull for head, another head replacing his left hand, another upside-down skull replacing his groin, and his true head sticking out of his chest.
** ''Anime/UFORoboGrendizer'': Gandal was a being with split personality. One of his split personalities inhabited a tiny female body was inside Gandal's head. Every time that personality wanted voicing out her opinion, Gandal's face split in two halves bent outwards, and she emerged out.
* ''[[Anime/MobileFighterGGundam G Gundam]]'' has the DG Cells, which completely corrupt your body ''and'' your mecha and have a disturbing level of control over your whole self. Almost every single person contaminated with them ends up dying messily. [[spoiler:Only Allenby, the Shuffle Alliance and Saette survive. And in the case of the Shuffles, it took an HeroicSacrifice to de-brainwash them]].
** Assimilation by the ELS in ''Anime/Gundam00AwakeningOfTheTrailblazer''. Consists of your body turning into metal from the inside out, with metallic crystals growing ''out through your skin'' as it happens. Everyone it happens to is screaming in pain as they die. Worse, some ELS didn't have enough raw material to fully convert a human, leaving at least one girl only halfway assimilated: half her body human, half metallic spikes. [[spoiler:Once the ELS have a better understanding of humans, they refine the process so that it is both nonlethal and voluntary: said girl is shown in the epilogue to still have a half-ELS body, but now shaped fully human and living a normal life.]]
* ''Manga/MeAndTheDevilBlues'': As if poor RJ didn't have enough to deal with, what with his only friends being [[{{Satan}} Ike]] and [[Film/BonnieAndClyde Clyde]], his hand starts developing extra fingers and later an ''extra hand''.
* In the manga ''Manga/{{Oishinbo}}: Sushi and Sashimi'' there are lovely and horrifying illustrations of the possible parasites one can get from eating fresh water fish uncooked.
* ''Anime/MonColleKnights'' had two once the MoodWhiplash sets in. The first involves an angel in the process of falling, depicting horns growing out of his head and his back swelling up into a twitching fleshy clutter till his wings pop up and skin layers are flying around and then his new biomechanic wings tear out. Then the Terror Dragon already looked disturbed before, then it has a pandimensional creature incarnated into itself causing it to convulse, boil, new wings ripping through the melting skin, the head falling off and ultimately two new heads tearing through the back with blood spraying everywhere, all in high detail. Furthermore, once the transformation is over, if it needs to grow new limbs in self-defense, it will also bloodily rip through its own skin. The only reason this got to air on Fox Kids was that the blood was colored fleshy and not red.
* Infections by parasitic mushi in ''Manga/{{Mushishi}}'' tend to result in relatively mild symptoms compared to other works. Like real parasites, symptoms develop over months or years and only extend to the affected organs. However, this means their behavior and also removal tends to be treated more realistically, which can make the whole thing actually more uncomfortable.
** One type of mushi that is highly vulnerable to light lives inside the eyes of its victim, resulting in a severe aversion of any bright lights. When allowed to grow in total darkness, it eventually [[EyelessFace destroys the eyes completely]] and grows to a length of about 30 cm.
** Another type of mushi resembles a snail that feeds on sound. It can settle inside a persons ear and killing it makes it run out of the skull as a green liquid.



* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'': When Armisael [[spoiler:invades Unit 00 and Rei]], and all the clones [[spoiler:of Rei]], and the [[spoiler:impaled body of]] Lilith [[spoiler:complete with many many little legs growing out of it]].
** Arguably the situation for [[spoiler:the human souls attached to the [=EVAs=]]], indeed bordering on AndIMustScream.
** After [[spoiler:Gendou implants ADAM in his own hand]].
*** In the manga, [[spoiler:Gendo eats Adam]].
* In ''Manga/OnePiece'', Luffy [[spoiler:at the end of [[http://www.mangareader.net/one-piece/535/12 his fight with Magellan]]. Watching him lying there, melting is VERY disturbing.]]
** During his poison treatment behind closed doors, it takes only [[http://www.mangahere.com/manga/one_piece/v55/c538/6.html one quick peek]] for Bon Clay to conclude that this is perhaps a FateWorseThanDeath. And it's been going on for 10 hours, and according to Ivankov it takes 2 more days.
** Perhaps not as disturbing but also qualifying as BodyHorror is the draining of the moisture from his arm during his fight with Crocodile, resulting in a skeletal, useless limb with skin stretched over it.
* ''Manga/PandoraHearts'': Sharon [[http://www.mangareader.net/350-24632-24/pandora-hearts/chapter-3.html here]].
* The manga ''Manga/{{Parasyte}}'' could be considered {{Seinen}} BodyHorror. Alien parasites fall to Earth and infiltrate the brains of humans, effectively killing the host and turning the head into a shapeshifting monstrosity with a hunger for human flesh and enough intelligence to pass for human. A teenager spots one of the parasites entering through his arm, and ties it off before the parasite can reach the brain. Problem is, [[EvilHand now he's got an amoral shapeshifting entity where his right arm used to be...]]
* Many of the Asura avatars in ''Manga/PopcornAvatar'' have this as their schtick when they transform into their "strengthened" form.
* In ''Anime/PrincessMononoke'' the two boar spirits Nago and Okkoto end up like this, and it would apparently have been the eventual fate of Ashitaka as well.



* ''Manga/HellTeacherNube'' is rife with these. Just a few examples from the vast gallery of the grotesque:
** Nube's RedRightHand (actually his left) which threatens to consume the rest of him if he loses control over it.
** Another time, [[WhoYouGonnaCall exorcising a demon]] that was taking over a child's body caused it to leap ''onto'' Nube, transforming him into horrific shapes.
** Miki, who became a Rokurokubi ([[{{Obake}} Long-Necked Woman]]) very early on because of some unscrupulous [[ForScience spiritual experimentation]]. Her neck can now extend for hundreds of feet, even across town.
** Kyoko, who was once possessed by the spirit of a dead infant and suddenly grew a ravenous, insatiable mouth on the back of her head.
** Ai, the poster child for EyeScream and EyesDoNotBelongThere.
* ''Manga/SoulEater'' brings us Chrona, who has a living being named Ragnarok mixed in with [[AmbiguousGender his/her]] blood who usually appears by making the top half of his body sprout out of Chrona's back. Ragnarok takes many forms over the course of the series, starting out as a musclebound humanoid figure and later becoming a dragon, a chibi version of his first form, and [[spoiler:currently a form which has at least three arms.]]
** There's also Asura, who has [[ExtraEyes three eyes]] and "skin scarves" which are areas of his skin that he stretched out to ridiculous lengths so that they not only function as clothing, but also as prehensile tentacles which he shoots out of his back.
*** Asura's human form is actually pretty {{Bishounen}}. But before that, when he was reborn...
** Soul's repeated dreams of [[spoiler: bursting out of his partner Maka's body]]. No wonder he woke up screaming the first time...
* Baddies in ''Anime/BurstAngel''. [[spoiler: People ''explode'' into monsters after going insane]].
* [[Manga/InuYasha Naraku.]] He's a half-demon created by a swarm of demons merging with a single human soul. As a result, during his "night of humanity", he reverts back into a swarm of demons clustered around his human components. By the first time we see this, he has been heavily damaged by a holy arrow and forced to assimilate '''more''' demons into his body to replace the lost ones. Couple this with his experiments in fusing, separating and refusing demons in order to find a way to increase the powers of his specimens, a process that he has been refining for use on himself in order to someday expel the fragment of him that's human, and the result... his "night of humanity" sees him as a severed head attached by slimy... ''strings''... of sinew and flesh to a massive pile of random pulsating, twitching, demonic bodyparts. In the early seasons of the anime, once he's actually confronted in the flesh, a favored form sees him as a human upper torso with myriad withered limbs sprouting from his back and a writhing cluster of misshapen tentacles and tails replacing his lower body. His "puppets" also display elements of this, in that they physically attack by taking the form of giant knots of tentacles protruding from the ragged remnants of a white baboon skin..
* In ''Manga/OnePiece'', Luffy [[spoiler:at the end of [[http://www.mangareader.net/one-piece/535/12 his fight with Magellan]]. Watching him lying there, melting is VERY disturbing.]]
** During his poison treatment behind closed doors, it takes only [[http://www.mangahere.com/manga/one_piece/v55/c538/6.html one quick peek]] for Bon Clay to conclude that this is perhaps a FateWorseThanDeath. And it's been going on for 10 hours, and according to Ivankov it takes 2 more days.
** Perhaps not as disturbing but also qualifying as BodyHorror is the draining of the moisture from his arm during his fight with Crocodile, resulting in a skeletal, useless limb with skin stretched over it.

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* ''Manga/HellTeacherNube'' is rife with these. Just a few examples from When the vast gallery of the grotesque:
** Nube's RedRightHand (actually his left) which threatens to consume the rest of him if he loses control
[[SuperpoweredEvilSide Jabberwock]] takes over it.
** Another time, [[WhoYouGonnaCall exorcising a demon]] that was taking over a child's
Ryo's body caused it to leap ''onto'' Nube, transforming him into horrific shapes.
** Miki, who became a Rokurokubi ([[{{Obake}} Long-Necked Woman]]) very early on because of some unscrupulous [[ForScience spiritual experimentation]]. Her neck can now extend for hundreds of feet, even
in ''Manga/ProjectARMS'', the nanites across town.
** Kyoko, who was once possessed by the spirit of a dead infant and suddenly grew a ravenous, insatiable mouth on the back of her head.
** Ai, the poster child for EyeScream and EyesDoNotBelongThere.
* ''Manga/SoulEater'' brings us Chrona, who has a living being named Ragnarok mixed in with [[AmbiguousGender his/her]] blood who usually appears by making the top half of his
Ryo's body sprout spread out of Chrona's back. Ragnarok takes many forms over the course of the series, starting out and cover his entire body as a musclebound humanoid figure normal teenager is turned into a hulking engine of rage and later becoming a dragon, a chibi version of his destruction. The BodyHorror can clearly be seen in Ryo's first form, full transformation, where his ''face'' is absorbed into the Jabberwock's ''chest''.
* Happens to Madoka from ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'', when she steps into [[spoiler: H.N. Elly]]'s witch barrier
and [[spoiler:currently a form which said witch has at least three arms.her familiars stretch her body to her limit as she pulls her inside. Complete with MindRape as she also mentally tortures Madoka via [[spoiler: replaying Mami's CruelAndUnusualDeath in nearby monitors.]]
** There's also Asura, who has [[ExtraEyes three eyes]] Many of the Witches seem to have a thing for bodily mutilation. For instance, Izabel (the Artist Witch)'s familiars incorporate pieces of their victims in her artwork, and "skin scarves" which are areas of his skin that he stretched out to ridiculous lengths so that they not only function as clothing, but also as prehensile tentacles which he shoots out of his back.
*** Asura's human form is actually pretty {{Bishounen}}. But before that, when he was reborn...
** Soul's repeated dreams of [[spoiler: bursting out of his partner Maka's body]]. No wonder he woke up screaming
in just the first time...
* Baddies in ''Anime/BurstAngel''. [[spoiler: People ''explode'' into monsters after going insane]].
* [[Manga/InuYasha Naraku.]] He's a half-demon created by a swarm of demons merging with a single human soul. As a result, during his "night of humanity", he reverts back into a swarm of demons clustered around his human components. By
episode, Gertrud's familiars discuss (in distorted German) tearing up Madoka and Sayaka and presenting the first time we see this, he has been heavily damaged by a holy arrow and forced pieces to assimilate '''more''' demons into his body to replace the lost ones. Couple this with his experiments in fusing, separating and refusing demons in order to find a way to increase the powers of his specimens, a process that he has been refining for use on himself in order to someday expel the fragment of him that's human, and the result... his "night of humanity" sees him as a severed head attached by slimy... ''strings''... of sinew and flesh to a massive pile of random pulsating, twitching, demonic bodyparts. their mistress. In the early seasons of the anime, once he's actually confronted in the flesh, spinoff mangas, Arzt Kochen (literally German for "doctor cook") is a favored form sees him as a human upper torso with myriad withered limbs sprouting surgeon who ''[[spoiler:removes organs from his back and a writhing cluster of misshapen tentacles and tails replacing his lower body. His "puppets" also display elements of this, in that they physically attack by taking the form of giant knots of tentacles protruding from the ragged remnants of a white baboon skin..
* In ''Manga/OnePiece'', Luffy [[spoiler:at the end of [[http://www.mangareader.net/one-piece/535/12 his fight with Magellan]]. Watching him lying there, melting is VERY disturbing.]]
** During his poison treatment behind closed doors, it takes only [[http://www.mangahere.com/manga/one_piece/v55/c538/6.html one quick peek]] for Bon Clay to conclude that this is perhaps a FateWorseThanDeath. And it's been going on for 10 hours, and according to Ivankov it takes 2 more days.
** Perhaps not as disturbing but also qualifying as BodyHorror is the draining of the moisture from his arm during his fight with Crocodile, resulting in a skeletal, useless limb with skin stretched over it.
her victims while they're still alive, then cooks them]]''.



* In ''Anime/PrincessMononoke'' the two boar spirits Nago and Okkoto end up like this, and it would apparently have been the eventual fate of Ashitaka as well.
* Infections by parasitic mushi in ''Manga/{{Mushishi}}'' tend to result in relatively mild symptoms compared to other works. Like real parasites, symptoms develop over months or years and only extend to the affected organs. However, this means their behavior and also removal tends to be treated more realistically, which can make the whole thing actually more uncomfortable.
** One type of mushi that is highly vulnerable to light lives inside the eyes of its victim, resulting in a severe aversion of any bright lights. When allowed to grow in total darkness, it eventually [[EyelessFace destroys the eyes completely]] and grows to a length of about 30 cm.
** Another type of mushi resembles a snail that feeds on sound. It can settle inside a persons ear and killing it makes it run out of the skull as a green liquid.
* In ''Manga/DGrayMan'', when an Akuma disguised as an human shows its true form...
** Suman Dark, or Allen [[HeroicRROD pushing his arm too far]], or the Akuma virus, or Level 0 Akuma forcing themselves down their hosts throats.
** The Akuma blood bullets make you break out in a pentacle-shaped rash. Then you explode into toxic dust.
** When Road stabbed Allen in the eye, we get to see his partially regrown-but-still-not-there eye-socket!
** When Allen's arm was all flaked and looked like it was about to fall off. Then Tyki ripped it off and then had his Teez eat a hole in Allen's heart.
** And Tyki phasing his hands through people's bodies, grabbing their hearts and ripping them out.
** Almost payback for Tyki's BodyHorror infliction on Allen: He transforms rather gruesomely into a demonic knight thing that turned the Black Knight scary again. He now uses weird energy circle things to trounce his enemies left and right. It also seems to have a taste for blood.
* ''Manga/{{Guyver}}'' has a number of examples, but perhaps the best two are Sho's initial bonding to the Guyver unit before it develops its "exoskeleton", and Aptom. Thanks to the experiments conducted on him, he can physically ''fuse'' with other living creatures, [[ImAHumanitarian absorbing them into his body]] to acquire their powers and repair his own injuries.
** And because Aptom is kind of a bastard, he tends to do this while the Zoanoids he's absorbing are ''still alive''.
** Zoanoids disintegrate when they die. '''All''' of the zoanoids he absorbs are alive when he does it.
* When the [[SuperpoweredEvilSide Jabberwock]] takes over Ryo's body in ''Manga/ProjectARMS'', the nanites across Ryo's body spread out and cover his entire body as a normal teenager is turned into a hulking engine of rage and destruction. The BodyHorror can clearly be seen in Ryo's first full transformation, where his ''face'' is absorbed into the Jabberwock's ''chest''.
* ''Anime/MonColleKnights'' had two once the MoodWhiplash sets in. The first involves an angel in the process of falling, depicting horns growing out of his head and his back swelling up into a twitching fleshy clutter till his wings pop up and skin layers are flying around and then his new biomechanic wings tear out. Then the Terror Dragon already looked disturbed before, then it has a pandimensional creature incarnated into itself causing it to convulse, boil, new wings ripping through the melting skin, the head falling off and ultimately two new heads tearing through the back with blood spraying everywhere, all in high detail. Furthermore, once the transformation is over, if it needs to grow new limbs in self-defense, it will also bloodily rip through its own skin. The only reason this got to air on Fox Kids was that the blood was colored fleshy and not red.
* ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'' features Elder Toguro, one of the longer running villains of the anime. Easily one of the most monstrous characters in the series, he can morph his body into any grotesque and disgusting shape he wishes, reforms his body in a gruesome manner on a number of occasions, and at one point, [[MoralEventHorizon painfully takes over a man's body from the inside and forces him to smash his head into a mirror, killing him]].
** Kurama's powers can edge into this as well. Plants growing out from inside people is never pretty.
* The virus from the manga ''Manga/{{Emerging}}'' causes your body to bloat tremendously during your last few hours, to the point of ripping your clothes. This is likely due to the all the HighPressureBlood building up, which soon begins to exit from any orifice it can. Then your [[EyeScream eyes melt]], and your body [[{{squick}} rots from the inside]]... all before you die!
* Copious examples in ''Manga/KingOfThorn''. Infection by Medusa causes the body to slowly [[TakenForGranite petrify]] and eventually shatter. If you're lucky, you might instead get a very nasty LovecraftianSuperpower. And then there's Alice, who has been reduced to a head, heart, one lung, and one arm, and kept alive inside a life support chamber for ''[[AndIMustScream eight years]]''.
* In ''Manga/ChronoCrusade'', a young human boy named Joshua takes the horns of a demon from the BigBad and takes him as his own. The scene when the horns grow on his head is ''incredibly'' painful, showing the horns breaking through his skull with enough force that blood splatters the walls. Years later it shows that the horns not only cause him physical pain but [[ComesGreatInsanity deteriorates his mind]], to the point where he can barely remember who he is. The manga version also has the demons [[spoiler:who still have horns on their heads becoming corrupted and turning into mindless mutants]] at the finale. It's implied Joshua would have had a similarly gruesome fate if [[spoiler:he hadn't had the horns removed soon after the corruption started.]]
* In ''Manga/{{MAR}}'', [[BreakTheCutie Gido is transformed into]] [[http://www.onemanga.com/MAR/109/14/ this]] as Ian's punishment. In Ian's words, "Gido has been transformed into a worm."
* ''Manga/TheKurosagiCorpseDeliveryService'' has plenty. Mostly from dead people, but sometimes the living too, such as when a snail parasite crosses over to humans. Said parasite makes the victim's eyes stand out on stalks - exactly like a snail's, in fact. ''Much'' worse than it sounds.
** Or when they come across a company that is 'harvesting' an idol singer by growing ears on her - lots of ears. They're alerted by ghosts that grew a face on said ears. It's that kind of series.

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* In ''Anime/PrincessMononoke'' the two boar spirits Nago and Okkoto end up like this, and it would apparently have been the eventual fate of Ashitaka as well.
* Infections by parasitic mushi in ''Manga/{{Mushishi}}'' tend to result in relatively mild symptoms compared to other works. Like real parasites, symptoms develop over months or years and only extend to the affected organs. However, this means their behavior and also removal tends to be treated more realistically, which can make the whole thing actually more uncomfortable.
** One type of mushi that is highly vulnerable to light lives inside the eyes of its victim, resulting in a severe aversion of any bright lights. When allowed to grow in total darkness, it eventually [[EyelessFace destroys the eyes completely]] and grows to a length of about 30 cm.
** Another type of mushi resembles a snail that feeds on sound. It can settle inside a persons ear and killing it makes it run out of the skull as a green liquid.
* In ''Manga/DGrayMan'', when an Akuma disguised as an human shows its true form...
** Suman Dark, or Allen [[HeroicRROD pushing his arm too far]], or the Akuma virus, or Level 0 Akuma forcing themselves down their hosts throats.
** The Akuma blood bullets make you break out in a pentacle-shaped rash. Then you explode
''Manga/{{Saikano}}'', Chise's transformations into toxic dust.
** When Road stabbed Allen in the eye, we get to see his partially regrown-but-still-not-there eye-socket!
** When Allen's arm was all flaked and looked like it was about to fall off. Then Tyki ripped it off and then had his Teez eat a hole in Allen's heart.
** And Tyki phasing his hands through people's bodies, grabbing their hearts and ripping them out.
** Almost payback for Tyki's BodyHorror infliction on Allen: He transforms rather gruesomely into a demonic knight thing that turned the Black Knight scary again. He now uses weird energy circle things to trounce his enemies left and right. It also seems to have a taste for blood.
* ''Manga/{{Guyver}}'' has a number of examples, but perhaps the best two are Sho's initial bonding to the Guyver unit before it develops its "exoskeleton", and Aptom. Thanks to the experiments conducted on him, he can physically ''fuse'' with other living creatures, [[ImAHumanitarian absorbing them into his body]] to acquire their powers and repair his own injuries.
** And because Aptom is kind of a bastard, he tends to do this while the Zoanoids he's absorbing are ''still alive''.
** Zoanoids disintegrate when they die. '''All''' of the zoanoids he absorbs are alive when he does it.
* When
the [[SuperpoweredEvilSide Jabberwock]] takes battle-mode of the Ultimate Weapon]] cause her to sprout metal wings on her back, which appears to be extremely painful. As the series progresses, her transformations become more and more intrusive and nightmarish -- including mentally. In the end [[spoiler:she is only human in outer appearance]].
** The anime doesn't make it seem painful until the second half of the series.
* The ''Manga/SandsOfDestruction'' manga features a couple instances:
** After [[spoiler:Morte blows up a human town]], Kyrie spots a bomb survivor stumbling out from the wreckage with burns all
over Ryo's body in ''Manga/ProjectARMS'', his body, moaning and staggering like a zombie. It's likely that man wasn't a "survivor" much longer. A random, severed arm also lands near Kyrie's feet, complete with a good look at the nanites across Ryo's body spread out bone and cover his entire body as charred flesh.
** A bit of an inferred horror, but considering how Kyrie's powers work, when Rajiv ended up
a normal teenager is BandageMummy, it was because ''his skin turned to sand and fell off his body'' (or into its own freshly-made wound). Ouch.
* Crops up
a hulking engine of rage whole lot in ''Manga/SazanEyes'', maybe most horrifyingly when it comes to the Hyouma Tribe and destruction. The BodyHorror can clearly be seen in Ryo's first full transformation, where his ''face'' is absorbed into the Jabberwock's ''chest''.
pregnancy...
* ''Anime/MonColleKnights'' had two once the MoodWhiplash sets in. The first involves an angel in episode of ''Anime/SelectorInfectedWixoss'', during a nightmare, shows the process of falling, depicting horns growing out of his head and his back swelling up into a twitching fleshy clutter till his wings pop up and skin layers are flying around and then his new biomechanic wings tear out. Then the Terror Dragon already looked disturbed before, then it has a pandimensional creature incarnated into itself causing it to convulse, boil, new wings ripping through the melting skin, the head falling off and ultimately two new heads tearing through the back with blood spraying everywhere, all in high detail. Furthermore, once the transformation is over, if it needs to grow new limbs in self-defense, it will also bloodily rip through its own skin. The only reason this got to air on Fox Kids was that the blood was colored fleshy and not red.
* ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'' features Elder Toguro, one of the longer running villains of the anime. Easily one of the most monstrous characters in the series, he can morph his body into any grotesque and disgusting shape he wishes, reforms his body in a gruesome manner on a number of occasions, and at one point, [[MoralEventHorizon painfully takes over a man's body from the
girl inside the main character's trading card impaled and forces him to smash his head into decaying, complete with NightmareFace.
* ''Manga/SengokuYouko'' sees AxCrazy Resshin being modified countless times until he becomes [[spoiler: in Yazen's words, "nothing more than
a mirror, killing him]].
** Kurama's powers can edge into this as well. Plants growing out from inside people is never pretty.
* The virus from the manga ''Manga/{{Emerging}}'' causes your body to bloat tremendously during your last few hours, to the point
heap of ripping your clothes. This is likely due to the all the HighPressureBlood building up, which soon begins to exit from any orifice it can. Then your [[EyeScream eyes melt]], trash glued together"]] and your body [[{{squick}} rots from the inside]]... all before you die!
* Copious examples in ''Manga/KingOfThorn''. Infection by Medusa causes the body to slowly [[TakenForGranite petrify]] and eventually shatter. If you're lucky, you might instead get a very nasty LovecraftianSuperpower. And then there's Alice, who has been reduced to a head, heart, one lung, and one arm, and kept alive inside a life support chamber for ''[[AndIMustScream eight years]]''.
* In ''Manga/ChronoCrusade'',
Senya, a young human eight year old boy named Joshua takes the horns of a demon from the BigBad and takes him as his own. The scene when the horns grow on his head is ''incredibly'' painful, showing the horns breaking through his skull with enough force that blood splatters the walls. Years later it shows that the horns not only cause him physical pain but [[ComesGreatInsanity deteriorates his mind]], to the point where he can barely remember who he is. The manga version also has the a thousand demons [[spoiler:who still have horns on their heads becoming corrupted and turning into mindless mutants]] at the finale. It's implied Joshua would have had a similarly gruesome fate if [[spoiler:he hadn't had the horns removed soon after the corruption started.]]
* In ''Manga/{{MAR}}'', [[BreakTheCutie Gido is transformed into]] [[http://www.onemanga.com/MAR/109/14/ this]] as Ian's punishment. In Ian's words, "Gido has been transformed into a worm."
* ''Manga/TheKurosagiCorpseDeliveryService'' has plenty. Mostly from dead people, but sometimes the
living too, such as when a snail parasite crosses over to humans. Said parasite makes the victim's eyes stand out on stalks - exactly like a snail's, in fact. ''Much'' worse than it sounds.
** Or when they come across a company that is 'harvesting' an idol singer by growing ears on her - lots of ears. They're alerted by ghosts that grew a face on said ears. It's that kind of series.
his body.



* ''Manga/MeAndTheDevilBlues'': As if poor RJ didn't have enough to deal with, what with his only friends being [[{{Satan}} Ike]] and [[Film/BonnieAndClyde Clyde]], his hand starts developing extra fingers and later an ''extra hand''.
* In the manga ''Manga/{{Oishinbo}}: Sushi and Sashimi'' there are lovely and horrifying illustrations of the possible parasites one can get from eating fresh water fish uncooked.
* ''Manga/{{Claymore}}'' thrives on this trope. If a Claymore overuses her powers, her body undergoes increasingly grotesque mutations until she finally loses control and becomes an "Awakened One", a monstrously powerful demon. Add to that the fact that every Awakened One is unique (Outside of identical twins) and you have a whole cesspool of this trope. Just add the violence levels and the abilities some Claymores have developed just from ''coming close'' to awakening and you've got about as much as a series can handle.
** That doesn't add the fact that the halter tops they wear apparently conceal something so horrifying that it has yet to be shown in ''any'' format (And with all the gore that the series is fond of, ''not'' showing something is SeriousBusiness). In fact, Claymores are the only women ever who can stop themselves getting raped by showing off their nude bodies. Some would have you believe the space between their breasts is a mass of open sores, others think it's a youma's head grafted there.
** It's neither. [[spoiler: Claymores all have [[GuttedLikeAFish a clean cut from their necks to their genitals]] [[WoundThatWillNotHeal that NEVER heals.]] It can only be crudely stitched together to keep ALL OF THEIR ORGANS FROM FALLING OUT. We see this nearly happen with Clare. While [[FullFrontalAssault she's NAKED.]]]]
** The final chapters of the Manga bring this UpToEleven with the design of the Awakened Ones. [[spoiler: Cassandra's awakened form looks like a giant female human body who's lying on its back and is sustained by many small tentacles and instead of a normal head has a seemingly endlessly regenerating series of giant tentacles with Cassandra's monstrous face at the end of each, and between the breasts of the giant torso lies the upper half of Cassandra's human body who's controlling the whole crazy structure. Later on another Awakened One, this time temporarily allied with the Claymores to fight both Cassandra and Priscilla, takes the form of a normal looking human lady who suddenly splits in two, tentacles coming out of her body and a huge VaginaDentata growing at her bottom. And how can we forget Priscilla's final form? In the final fight she loses control of her regenerating abilities and thus random masses of limbs, legs, arms and torsos all start bursting out of her body and her open wounds. [[TheDeterminator By this point she's far too obsessed by destroying Teresa to care though]]]].
* The Eclipse Infection in ''Manga/MagicalRecordLyricalNanohaForce''. If you're lucky like Tohma, you get a ViralTransformation that gives you a whole slew of superpowers [[spoiler:and a SuperPoweredEvilSide that's a danger to your friends]]. However, if you're unlucky, like say... the piles of test subjects that came before Tohma, you get the chance to watch your body mutate in wild and grotesque ways before you burst open in a shower of blood and/or are reduced to lumps of flesh. [[spoiler:Remember those alien-looking brain things from Chapter 1? [[WasOnceAMan Those used to be humans]]]].
* ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'', and how. Possibly the worst happens in Stone Ocean. Father Pucci was having a rather off episode as a result of [[spoiler: fusing with the bone Dio entrusted to him]]. He is walking through a supermarket, and inadvertently and randomly affects the internal clocks of different stuff in his vicinity. Eggs start hatching into misshapen chicks. A portion of an infant's face (head?) ages to adulthood. It being unintentional really makes it that much worse. What was that all about anyway? He still had his same old powers, and it never happened again... [[spoiler:Although later on Pucci does safely implode his head momentarily with his new stand.]]
** The Pillar Men are BodyHorror incarnate, able to twist and contort their bodies in impossible ways (Santana is able to climb through a tiny air shaft by crushing his skeleton until he fits,) use ribs, arteries, etc. as weapons, and even climb inside people's bodies.
** To reiterate, Santana is able to break all of his bones, Wammu spins his arms to perform Holy Sandstorm and [[EyeScream rips his eyes]] out to calm himself in a fight, Esidisi uses his boiling blood and veins to attack, and what happens to Kars with the Red Stone of Aja and the Stone Mask.
** Most Stands use this as well. Empress [[note]] a boil made from its user's blood that kills the host and takes their body[[/note]], [[Characters/JoJosBizarreAdventurePart4 NFP]] [[note]] Okuyasu and Keiicho's father [[/note]][[note]] Dio's flesh bud takes over and turns him into a monster with a crazy HealingFactor [[/note]], Pearl Jam (by accident) [[note]] repairs and replaces problems in the body of whoever eats it. Okuyasu had his intestinal problems fixed but his [[http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/jjba/images/7/76/PearlJamAbility.png/revision/latest?cb=20140820051343 bad guts spilled out of his body]] [[/note]], Cinderella [[note]] maniplates how the face looks by swaping parts with tiles but deforms the face if special lipstick isn't applied [[/note]], Ratt [[note]] fires barbs that melt anything or anyone it hits, allowing it to fuse multiple creatures into one giant, [[AndIMustScream still-conscious]] flesh blob... which the stand user proceeds to ''eat'', [[/note]] Cheap Trick [[note]] attaches to someone's back, when it leaves it sucks away all of their life force [[/note]] , Purple Haze [[note]] extremely violent stand with a HairTriggerTemper that can melt people with it's flesh eating bacteria from the boils on it's knuckles [[/note]], Green Day [[note]] similar ability to Purple Haze but with molds that needs people to bend over or lie down for it to work [[/note]], Metallica [[note]] manipulates iron via magnetism, allowing its user to attack by forcing anemia in his target or killing them from the inside by creating iron pins or razor blades from their blood [[/note]] , Diver Down [[note]] can enter people's bodies and rearrange their bones and tendons into simple machines, for example, he can turn someone's ribcage into a functioning beartrap, while he still alive[[/note]] , and Vitamin C [[note]] makes humans melt into puddles, still alive and conscious, but unable to move[[/note]].
* An in-universe version, and only to the two protagonists of ''Manga/WanderingSon''. There's nothing wrong with their bodies, but being transgender they think of puberty as this.
* ''Kite Liberator,'' the sequel to the infamous ''Anime/{{Kite}}'', has [[spoiler: the main character's astronaut dad transforming into a twelve-foot monster made of solid bone.]]
* ''Manga/BlueExorcist'' has a very nasty version in episode two, is which we get to see the effects of possession. Fortunately, they opted to make it slightly less horrifying than the manga. Urgh, [[{{Fingore}} his fingers]]...
* Manga artists such as Jun Hayami, Shintaro Kago, Junji Ito, Suehiro Maruo, and Benko Tamaoki frequently depict body horror in their stories.
* Crops up a whole lot in ''Manga/SazanEyes'', maybe most horrifyingly when it comes to the Hyouma Tribe and pregnancy...
* ''Manga/SengokuYouko'' sees AxCrazy Resshin being modified countless times until he becomes [[spoiler: in Yazen's words, "nothing more than a heap of trash glued together"]] and Senya, a young eight year old boy with a thousand demons living in his body.
* ''Manga/BarefootGen'' has people being so badly burned that they start melting...including their [[EyeScream eyes melting out of their sockets]].
* ''Manga/{{Toriko}}'' gives us Bogey Woods, a man with 4,000 bones and 4,600 joints, allowing him to twist and contort himself in inhuman ways. And a favored technique of his is to enter the body of another person and wear them like a 'shell', controlling the lifeless corpse like a puppet through use of his inhuman skeletal system.
* In ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'', one of the members of GREMLIN, Marian Slingeneyer, is able to reshape anyone who comes into contact with her gold tools into whatever shape she wants and [[AndIMustScream keep them alive]]. Anyone who crosses her risks either a CruelAndUnusualDeath or becoming the latest addition to her furniture collection.
** Accelerator does this when he's feeling particularly vengeful. His preferred method of messily ending someone's life? Stick a finger into a wound, and reverse the vectors of their blood flow, causing all the blood in a person's body to ''rip itself out of their skin''.
* Happens to Madoka from ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'', when she steps into [[spoiler: H.N. Elly]]'s witch barrier and said witch has her familiars stretch her body to her limit as she pulls her inside. Complete with MindRape as she also mentally tortures Madoka via [[spoiler: replaying Mami's CruelAndUnusualDeath in nearby monitors.]]
** Many of the Witches seem to have a thing for bodily mutilation. For instance, Izabel (the Artist Witch)'s familiars incorporate pieces of their victims in her artwork, and in just the first episode, Gertrud's familiars discuss (in distorted German) tearing up Madoka and Sayaka and presenting the pieces to their mistress. In the spinoff mangas, Arzt Kochen (literally German for "doctor cook") is a surgeon who ''[[spoiler:removes organs from her victims while they're still alive, then cooks them]]''.
* ''Manga/PandoraHearts'': Sharon [[http://www.mangareader.net/350-24632-24/pandora-hearts/chapter-3.html here]].

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* ''Manga/MeAndTheDevilBlues'': As if poor RJ didn't have enough to deal with, what with his only friends ''Manga/SoulEater'' brings us Chrona, who has a living being [[{{Satan}} Ike]] and [[Film/BonnieAndClyde Clyde]], named Ragnarok mixed in with [[AmbiguousGender his/her]] blood who usually appears by making the top half of his hand starts developing extra fingers body sprout out of Chrona's back. Ragnarok takes many forms over the course of the series, starting out as a musclebound humanoid figure and later an ''extra hand''.
* In the manga ''Manga/{{Oishinbo}}: Sushi
becoming a dragon, a chibi version of his first form, and Sashimi'' there are lovely and horrifying illustrations of the possible parasites one can get from eating fresh water fish uncooked.
* ''Manga/{{Claymore}}'' thrives on this trope. If
[[spoiler:currently a Claymore overuses her powers, her body undergoes increasingly grotesque mutations until she finally loses control and becomes an "Awakened One", a monstrously powerful demon. Add to that the fact that every Awakened One is unique (Outside of identical twins) and you have a whole cesspool of this trope. Just add the violence levels and the abilities some Claymores have developed just from ''coming close'' to awakening and you've got about as much as a series can handle.
** That doesn't add the fact that the halter tops they wear apparently conceal something so horrifying that it has yet to be shown in ''any'' format (And with all the gore that the series is fond of, ''not'' showing something is SeriousBusiness). In fact, Claymores are the only women ever who can stop themselves getting raped by showing off their nude bodies. Some would have you believe the space between their breasts is a mass of open sores, others think it's a youma's head grafted there.
** It's neither. [[spoiler: Claymores all have [[GuttedLikeAFish a clean cut from their necks to their genitals]] [[WoundThatWillNotHeal that NEVER heals.]] It can only be crudely stitched together to keep ALL OF THEIR ORGANS FROM FALLING OUT. We see this nearly happen with Clare. While [[FullFrontalAssault she's NAKED.]]]]
** The final chapters of the Manga bring this UpToEleven with the design of the Awakened Ones. [[spoiler: Cassandra's awakened
form looks like a giant female human body who's lying on its back and is sustained by many small tentacles and instead of a normal head which has a seemingly endlessly regenerating series of giant tentacles with Cassandra's monstrous face at the end of each, and between the breasts of the giant torso lies the upper half of Cassandra's human body who's controlling the whole crazy structure. Later on another Awakened One, this time temporarily allied with the Claymores to fight both Cassandra and Priscilla, takes the form of a normal looking human lady who suddenly splits in two, tentacles coming out of her body and a huge VaginaDentata growing at her bottom. And how can we forget Priscilla's final form? In the final fight she loses control of her regenerating abilities and thus random masses of limbs, legs, arms and torsos all start bursting out of her body and her open wounds. [[TheDeterminator By this point she's far too obsessed by destroying Teresa to care though]]]].
* The Eclipse Infection in ''Manga/MagicalRecordLyricalNanohaForce''. If you're lucky like Tohma, you get a ViralTransformation that gives you a whole slew of superpowers [[spoiler:and a SuperPoweredEvilSide that's a danger to your friends]]. However, if you're unlucky, like say... the piles of test subjects that came before Tohma, you get the chance to watch your body mutate in wild and grotesque ways before you burst open in a shower of blood and/or are reduced to lumps of flesh. [[spoiler:Remember those alien-looking brain things from Chapter 1? [[WasOnceAMan Those used to be humans]]]].
* ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'', and how. Possibly the worst happens in Stone Ocean. Father Pucci was having a rather off episode as a result of [[spoiler: fusing with the bone Dio entrusted to him]]. He is walking through a supermarket, and inadvertently and randomly affects the internal clocks of different stuff in his vicinity. Eggs start hatching into misshapen chicks. A portion of an infant's face (head?) ages to adulthood. It being unintentional really makes it that much worse. What was that all about anyway? He still had his same old powers, and it never happened again... [[spoiler:Although later on Pucci does safely implode his head momentarily with his new stand.
least three arms.]]
** The Pillar Men are BodyHorror incarnate, able to twist and contort their bodies in impossible ways (Santana is able to climb through a tiny air shaft by crushing his skeleton until he fits,) use ribs, arteries, etc. as weapons, and even climb inside people's bodies.
** To reiterate, Santana is able to break all of his bones, Wammu spins his arms to perform Holy Sandstorm and [[EyeScream rips his eyes]] out to calm himself in a fight, Esidisi uses his boiling blood and veins to attack, and what happens to Kars with the Red Stone of Aja and the Stone Mask.
** Most Stands use this as well. Empress [[note]] a boil made from its user's blood that kills the host and takes their body[[/note]], [[Characters/JoJosBizarreAdventurePart4 NFP]] [[note]] Okuyasu and Keiicho's father [[/note]][[note]] Dio's flesh bud takes over and turns him into a monster with a crazy HealingFactor [[/note]], Pearl Jam (by accident) [[note]] repairs and replaces problems in the body of whoever eats it. Okuyasu had his intestinal problems fixed but his [[http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/jjba/images/7/76/PearlJamAbility.png/revision/latest?cb=20140820051343 bad guts spilled out of his body]] [[/note]], Cinderella [[note]] maniplates how the face looks by swaping parts with tiles but deforms the face if special lipstick isn't applied [[/note]], Ratt [[note]] fires barbs that melt anything or anyone it hits, allowing it to fuse multiple creatures into one giant, [[AndIMustScream still-conscious]] flesh blob... which the stand user proceeds to ''eat'', [[/note]] Cheap Trick [[note]] attaches to someone's back, when it leaves it sucks away all of their life force [[/note]] , Purple Haze [[note]] extremely violent stand with a HairTriggerTemper that can melt people with it's flesh eating bacteria from the boils on it's knuckles [[/note]], Green Day [[note]] similar ability to Purple Haze but with molds that needs people to bend over or lie down for it to work [[/note]], Metallica [[note]] manipulates iron via magnetism, allowing its user to attack by forcing anemia in his target or killing them from the inside by creating iron pins or razor blades from their blood [[/note]] , Diver Down [[note]] can enter people's bodies and rearrange their bones and tendons into simple machines, for example, he can turn someone's ribcage into a functioning beartrap, while he still alive[[/note]] , and Vitamin C [[note]] makes humans melt into puddles, still alive and conscious, but unable to move[[/note]].
* An in-universe version, and only to the two protagonists of ''Manga/WanderingSon''.
There's nothing wrong with their bodies, but being transgender also Asura, who has [[ExtraEyes three eyes]] and "skin scarves" which are areas of his skin that he stretched out to ridiculous lengths so that they think not only function as clothing, but also as prehensile tentacles which he shoots out of puberty as this.
* ''Kite Liberator,'' the sequel to the infamous ''Anime/{{Kite}}'', has
his back.
*** Asura's human form is actually pretty {{Bishounen}}. But before that, when he was reborn...
** Soul's repeated dreams of
[[spoiler: the main character's astronaut dad transforming into a twelve-foot monster made of solid bone.]]
* ''Manga/BlueExorcist'' has a very nasty version in episode two, is which we get to see the effects of possession. Fortunately, they opted to make it slightly less horrifying than the manga. Urgh, [[{{Fingore}} his fingers]]...
* Manga artists such as Jun Hayami, Shintaro Kago, Junji Ito, Suehiro Maruo, and Benko Tamaoki frequently depict body horror in their stories.
* Crops up a whole lot in ''Manga/SazanEyes'', maybe most horrifyingly when it comes to the Hyouma Tribe and pregnancy...
* ''Manga/SengokuYouko'' sees AxCrazy Resshin being modified countless times until he becomes [[spoiler: in Yazen's words, "nothing more than a heap of trash glued together"]] and Senya, a young eight year old boy with a thousand demons living in his body.
* ''Manga/BarefootGen'' has people being so badly burned that they start melting...including their [[EyeScream eyes melting
bursting out of their sockets]].
* ''Manga/{{Toriko}}'' gives us Bogey Woods, a man with 4,000 bones and 4,600 joints, allowing him to twist and contort himself in inhuman ways. And a favored technique of
his is to enter the body of another person and wear them like a 'shell', controlling the lifeless corpse like a puppet through use of his inhuman skeletal system.
* In ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'', one of the members of GREMLIN, Marian Slingeneyer, is able to reshape anyone who comes into contact with her gold tools into whatever shape she wants and [[AndIMustScream keep them alive]]. Anyone who crosses her risks either a CruelAndUnusualDeath or becoming the latest addition to her furniture collection.
** Accelerator does this when he's feeling particularly vengeful. His preferred method of messily ending someone's life? Stick a finger into a wound, and reverse the vectors of their blood flow, causing all the blood in a person's body to ''rip itself out of their skin''.
* Happens to Madoka from ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'', when she steps into [[spoiler: H.N. Elly]]'s witch barrier and said witch has her familiars stretch her body to her limit as she pulls her inside. Complete with MindRape as she also mentally tortures Madoka via [[spoiler: replaying Mami's CruelAndUnusualDeath in nearby monitors.]]
** Many of the Witches seem to have a thing for bodily mutilation. For instance, Izabel (the Artist Witch)'s familiars incorporate pieces of their victims in her artwork, and in just
partner Maka's body]]. No wonder he woke up screaming the first episode, Gertrud's familiars discuss (in distorted German) tearing up Madoka and Sayaka and presenting the pieces to their mistress. In the spinoff mangas, Arzt Kochen (literally German for "doctor cook") is a surgeon who ''[[spoiler:removes organs from her victims while they're still alive, then cooks them]]''.
* ''Manga/PandoraHearts'': Sharon [[http://www.mangareader.net/350-24632-24/pandora-hearts/chapter-3.html here]].
time...



* The movie ''Biohunter'' wears BodyHorror as its hat, dealing with a virus that mutates its victims into ravenous monsters. The first scene in the anime features a sex scene where a woman's breast ''grows teeth and eats a man's hand''. VaginaDentata was thankfully averted.
* Many of the Asura avatars in ''Manga/PopcornAvatar'' have this as their schtick when they transform into their "strengthened" form.
* In ''Manga/DetectiveConan'', there's the part where Shinichi is shrunk into the body of a child. ''Smoke'' (more likely steam, though that's no improvement) comes out of his body.
--> '''Shinichi (clearly freaked out):''' My body... it's hot!! Like my bones... like they're melting... no... no good...
* ''Manga/{{Berserk}}''. Where do you even begin? Each apostle tends to be body horror, their transformation between shapes is body horror and when they are killed and dragged down to hell they are pulled in by a melted chain of corpses that pulls their body in on itself. There is no end to the body horror
* ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' loves this trope.
** Titans employ this through their [[UncannyValley deformed]], [[BarbieDollAnatomy genderless]] naked bodies that vary in size from 3 meters to 15 meters. Their bodies are fragile, but their HealingFactor means very little can kill them and allows for nightmarish imagery as humanity tries to kill them with swords, guns, explosives, cannonballs, and spears.
** Humans suffer this at the hands of the Titans, when they're EatenAlive. The lucky ones die quickly, the one unfortunate ones get maimed or slowly torn to pieces.
** [[spoiler:The Titan Shifters]] provide even greater examples of BodyHorror, with their unique and horrifying appearances. The Colossal Titan is massively deformed and completely skinless, with an enormous mouth that makes it look like it's got a constant SlasherSmile. The Female Titan has an incredible figure, with large portions of exposed muscle and bone. The Rogue Titan has a skull-like face, and regularly mangles its own limbs when attacking. The Armored Titan is covered in hardened plates of skin, with exposed muscle peeking out between the plates. And the Dancing Titan is slightly ape-like in appearance, with CreepilyLongArms, a hunched-over posture, and an enormous mouth filled with shark-like teeth. Then add onto this [[spoiler: that their transformation involves encasing themselves in a giant meat suit, attached to their bodies by strips of flesh. They tend to emerge with TaintedVeins on their faces, and possess a HealingFactor in human form. This provides several incidents of them slowly regrowing limbs, which resemble smoking, twisted lumps of flesh that slowly become a completed limb]].
* In ''LightNovel/FateZero'' this happens to pretty much all of Ryuunosuke's victims and the children Caster uses as weapons. This is made even worse when they team up, as Caster ensures the victims will survive things they really, really shouldn't, letting Ryuunosuke get even more... creative.
* The first episode of ''Anime/SelectorInfectedWixoss'', during a nightmare, shows the girl inside the main character's trading card impaled and decaying, complete with NightmareFace.
* In the DreamWorld of ''Manga/AfterSchoolNightmare'' Midori does not have a face. There's a giant hole where her facial features should be.
* The ''Manga/SandsOfDestruction'' manga features a couple instances:
** After [[spoiler:Morte blows up a human town]], Kyrie spots a bomb survivor stumbling out from the wreckage with burns all over his body, moaning and staggering like a zombie. It's likely that man wasn't a "survivor" much longer. A random, severed arm also lands near Kyrie's feet, complete with a good look at the bone and charred flesh.
** A bit of an inferred horror, but considering how Kyrie's powers work, when Rajiv ended up a BandageMummy, it was because ''his skin turned to sand and fell off his body'' (or into its own freshly-made wound). Ouch.

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* The movie ''Biohunter'' wears BodyHorror as its hat, dealing ''Manga/StraitJacket'' is set in an AlternateHistory where the Industrial Revolution was powered by sorcery; unfortunately, sorcery has some horrifying side effects in the form of the Malediction, which transforms Sorcerists into insane, screaming monstrosities bent on killing everything in sight. Sorcerists can stave off the effects of the Malediction by suiting up in PoweredArmor called Molds, but even these aren't foolproof, and using sorcery with a virus that mutates its victims damaged Mold is guaranteed to turn the wielder into ravenous monsters. The first scene in a nightmarish demon.
* ''Manga/TheKurosagiCorpseDeliveryService'' has plenty. Mostly from dead people, but sometimes
the anime features living too, such as when a sex scene where a woman's breast ''grows teeth and eats a man's hand''. VaginaDentata was thankfully averted.
* Many of
snail parasite crosses over to humans. Said parasite makes the Asura avatars victim's eyes stand out on stalks - exactly like a snail's, in ''Manga/PopcornAvatar'' have this as their schtick fact. ''Much'' worse than it sounds.
** Or
when they transform into their "strengthened" form.
come across a company that is 'harvesting' an idol singer by growing ears on her - lots of ears. They're alerted by ghosts that grew a face on said ears. It's that kind of series.
* In ''Manga/DetectiveConan'', there's the part where Shinichi is shrunk into the episode 14 of ''Anime/ThrillerRestaurant'', Anko's wart takes control of her body of a child. ''Smoke'' (more likely steam, though that's no improvement) comes out of his body.
--> '''Shinichi (clearly freaked out):''' My body... it's hot!! Like my bones... like they're melting... no... no good...
* ''Manga/{{Berserk}}''. Where do you even begin? Each apostle tends
and mind. It also manages to be body horror, their ''swap faces with the real Anko.''
* Vash's Angel Arms
transformation between shapes is body horror and when they are killed and dragged down to hell they are pulled in by a melted chain of corpses that pulls their body in on itself. There is no end to the body horror
* ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' loves this trope.
** Titans employ this through their [[UncannyValley deformed]], [[BarbieDollAnatomy genderless]] naked bodies that vary in size
from 3 meters to 15 meters. Their bodies are fragile, but their HealingFactor means very little can kill them and allows for nightmarish imagery as humanity tries to kill them with swords, guns, explosives, cannonballs, and spears.
** Humans suffer this at the hands of the Titans, when they're EatenAlive. The lucky ones die quickly, the one unfortunate ones get maimed or slowly torn to pieces.
** [[spoiler:The Titan Shifters]] provide even greater examples of BodyHorror, with their unique and
''Manga/{{Trigun}}'' were horrifying appearances. The Colossal Titan the first time, if for nothing else because he has no control. Vash is massively deformed screaming his head off in a combination of terror and completely skinless, panicked memory, just trying desperately to get the thing pointed skyward so that he won't do any more damage to the city. It doesn't work.
** More specifically: what begins
with an enormous mouth that makes his revolver spinning a small cylinder of white matter continues with said cylinder apparently morphing with the revolver ''and the arm'', and finishes with his arm ''splitting down the middle'' with a glowy Orb of Death thingy suspended in it. Then again, Knives appears to do it look like casually, so it's got a constant SlasherSmile. The Female Titan has an incredible figure, with large portions of exposed muscle and bone. The Rogue Titan has a skull-like face, and regularly mangles its own limbs when attacking. The Armored Titan is covered in hardened plates of skin, with exposed muscle peeking out between the plates. And the Dancing Titan is slightly ape-like in appearance, with CreepilyLongArms, a hunched-over posture, and an enormous mouth filled with shark-like teeth. Then add onto this [[spoiler: conceivable that their transformation involves encasing themselves in a giant meat suit, attached to their bodies by strips of flesh. They tend to emerge with TaintedVeins on their faces, and possess a HealingFactor in human form. This provides several incidents of them slowly regrowing limbs, which resemble smoking, twisted lumps of flesh that slowly become a completed limb]].
* In ''LightNovel/FateZero'' this happens to pretty much all of Ryuunosuke's victims and
the children Caster uses as weapons. This process itself is made even worse when they team up, as Caster ensures the victims will survive things they really, really shouldn't, letting Ryuunosuke get even more... creative.
* The first episode of ''Anime/SelectorInfectedWixoss'', during a nightmare, shows the girl inside the main character's trading card impaled and decaying, complete with NightmareFace.
* In the DreamWorld of ''Manga/AfterSchoolNightmare'' Midori does not have a face. There's a giant hole where her facial features should be.
* The ''Manga/SandsOfDestruction'' manga features a couple instances:
** After [[spoiler:Morte blows up a human town]], Kyrie spots a bomb survivor stumbling out from the wreckage with burns all over his body, moaning and staggering like a zombie. It's likely that man wasn't a "survivor" much longer. A random, severed arm also lands near Kyrie's feet, complete with a good look at the bone and charred flesh.
** A bit of an inferred horror, but considering how Kyrie's powers work, when Rajiv ended up a BandageMummy, it was
painless - Vash only screams because ''his skin turned he is being forced to sand do it to hurt/kill people against his will.
* ''Manga/{{Toriko}}'' gives us Bogey Woods, a man with 4,000 bones
and fell off 4,600 joints, allowing him to twist and contort himself in inhuman ways. And a favored technique of his body'' (or into its own freshly-made wound). Ouch.is to enter the body of another person and wear them like a 'shell', controlling the lifeless corpse like a puppet through use of his inhuman skeletal system.



* In ''Anime/{{Endride}}'', [[spoiler:Ibelda]] gets spat out of the malfunctioning Babel device after being de- and re-constituted with some new additions: large black liquid-y patches that can form limitless independently-moving wraith monsters.

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* In ''Anime/{{Endride}}'', [[spoiler:Ibelda]] gets spat ''Manga/{{Unico}} in the Island of Magic'', had a puppet-master villain with bug eyes and the ability to distort his shape at will, as well as plenty of terrifying transformations. The villain's castle is built out of people who have been transformed into blocks and there's a creepy dream sequence where Unico and his friends are turned into dolls.
* An in-universe version, and only to
the malfunctioning Babel device after two protagonists of ''Manga/WanderingSon''. There's nothing wrong with their bodies, but being de- transgender they think of puberty as this.
* The transformation sequences in ''Anime/XamdLostMemories'' can be quite gruesome if you're not prepared, including a scene where the protagonist is enveloped by what looks like white paint sprouting from his oversized arm,
and re-constituted with some new additions: large black liquid-y patches that ends up turning into [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/5/58/Wiki_Xamdo_form.jpg this]]. The storyboards for this sequence are even more off-putting.
* ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'' features Elder Toguro, one of the longer running villains of the anime. Easily one of the most monstrous characters in the series, he
can form limitless independently-moving wraith monsters.morph his body into any grotesque and disgusting shape he wishes, reforms his body in a gruesome manner on a number of occasions, and at one point, [[MoralEventHorizon painfully takes over a man's body from the inside and forces him to smash his head into a mirror, killing him]].
** Kurama's powers can edge into this as well. Plants growing out from inside people is never pretty.
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* In ''Manga/DetectiveConan'', there's the part where Shinichi is shrunk into the body of a child. ''Smoke'' comes out of his body.

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* In ''Manga/DetectiveConan'', there's the part where Shinichi is shrunk into the body of a child. ''Smoke'' (more likely steam, though that's no improvement) comes out of his body.
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27th Oct '16 5:00:38 AM Yib
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** Most Stands use this as well. Empress [[note]] a boil made from its user's blood that kills the host and takes their body[[/note]], [[Characters/JoJosBizarreAdventurePart4 NFP]] [[note]] Okuyasu and Keiicho's father [[/note]][[note]] Dio's flesh bud takes over and turns him into a monster with a crazy HealingFactor [[/note]], Pearl Jam (by accident) [[note]] repairs and replaces problems in the body of whoever eats it. Okuyasu had his intestinal problems fixed but his [[http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/jjba/images/7/76/PearlJamAbility.png/revision/latest?cb=20140820051343 bad guts spilled out of his body]] [[/note]], Cinderella [[note]] maniplates how the face looks by swaping parts with tiles but deforms the face if special lipstick isn't applied [[/note]], Ratt [[note]] fires barbs that melt anything or anyone it hits, allowing it to fuse multiple creatures into one giant, [[AndIMustScream still-conscious]] flesh blob... which the stand user proceeds to ''eat'', [[/note]] Cheap Trick [[note]] attaches to someone's back, when it leaves it sucks away all of their life force [[/note]] , Purple Haze [[note]] extremely violent stand with a HairTriggerTemper that can melt people with it's flesh eating bacteria from the boils on it's knuckles [[/note]], Green Day [[note]] similar ability to Purple Haze but with molds that needs people to bend over or lie down for it to work [[/note]], Metallica [[note]] manipulates iron via magnetism, allowing its user to attack by forcing anemia in his target or killing them from the inside by creating iron pins or razor blades from their blood [[/note]] Diver Down [[note]] can enter people's bodies and rearrange their bones and tendons into simple machines, for example, he can turn someone's ribcage into a functioning beartrap, while he still alive[[/note]] and Vitamin C [[note]] makes humans melt into puddles, still alive and conscious, but unable to move[[/note]].

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** Most Stands use this as well. Empress [[note]] a boil made from its user's blood that kills the host and takes their body[[/note]], [[Characters/JoJosBizarreAdventurePart4 NFP]] [[note]] Okuyasu and Keiicho's father [[/note]][[note]] Dio's flesh bud takes over and turns him into a monster with a crazy HealingFactor [[/note]], Pearl Jam (by accident) [[note]] repairs and replaces problems in the body of whoever eats it. Okuyasu had his intestinal problems fixed but his [[http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/jjba/images/7/76/PearlJamAbility.png/revision/latest?cb=20140820051343 bad guts spilled out of his body]] [[/note]], Cinderella [[note]] maniplates how the face looks by swaping parts with tiles but deforms the face if special lipstick isn't applied [[/note]], Ratt [[note]] fires barbs that melt anything or anyone it hits, allowing it to fuse multiple creatures into one giant, [[AndIMustScream still-conscious]] flesh blob... which the stand user proceeds to ''eat'', [[/note]] Cheap Trick [[note]] attaches to someone's back, when it leaves it sucks away all of their life force [[/note]] , Purple Haze [[note]] extremely violent stand with a HairTriggerTemper that can melt people with it's flesh eating bacteria from the boils on it's knuckles [[/note]], Green Day [[note]] similar ability to Purple Haze but with molds that needs people to bend over or lie down for it to work [[/note]], Metallica [[note]] manipulates iron via magnetism, allowing its user to attack by forcing anemia in his target or killing them from the inside by creating iron pins or razor blades from their blood [[/note]] , Diver Down [[note]] can enter people's bodies and rearrange their bones and tendons into simple machines, for example, he can turn someone's ribcage into a functioning beartrap, while he still alive[[/note]] , and Vitamin C [[note]] makes humans melt into puddles, still alive and conscious, but unable to move[[/note]].
27th Oct '16 4:58:39 AM Yib
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** Most Stands use this as well. Empress [[note]] a boil made from its user's blood that kills the host and takes their body[[/note]], [[Characters/JoJosBizarreAdventurePart4 NFP]] [[note]] Okuyasu and Keiicho's father [[/note]][[note]] Dio's flesh bud takes over and turns him into a monster with a crazy HealingFactor [[/note]], Pearl Jam (by accident) [[note]] repairs and replaces problems in the body of whoever eats it. Okuyasu had his intestinal problems fixed but his [[http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/jjba/images/7/76/PearlJamAbility.png/revision/latest?cb=20140820051343 bad guts spilled out of his body]] [[/note]], Cinderella [[note]] maniplates how the face looks by swaping parts with tiles but deforms the face if special lipstick isn't applied [[/note]], Ratt [[note]] fires barbs that melt anything or anyone it hits, allowing it to fuse multiple creatures into one giant, [[AndIMustScream still-conscious]] flesh blob... which the stand user proceeds to ''eat'', [[/note]] Cheap Trick [[note]] attaches to someone's back, when it leaves it sucks away all of their life force [[/note]] , Purple Haze [[note]] extremely violent stand with a HairTriggerTemper that can melt people with it's flesh eating bacteria from the boils on it's knuckles [[/note]], Green Day [[note]] similar ability to Purple Haze but with molds that needs people to bend over or lie down for it to work [[/note]], Metallica [[note]] manipulates iron via magnetism, allowing its user to attack by forcing anemia in his target or killing them from the inside by creating iron pins or razor blades from their blood [[/note]] Diver Down [[note]] can enter peoples bodies and rearrange their bones and tendons into simple machines, for example, he can turn someone's ribcage into a functioning beartrap, while he still alive[[/note]] and Vitamin C [[note]] makes humans melt into puddles, still alive and conscious, but unable to move[[/note]].

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** Most Stands use this as well. Empress [[note]] a boil made from its user's blood that kills the host and takes their body[[/note]], [[Characters/JoJosBizarreAdventurePart4 NFP]] [[note]] Okuyasu and Keiicho's father [[/note]][[note]] Dio's flesh bud takes over and turns him into a monster with a crazy HealingFactor [[/note]], Pearl Jam (by accident) [[note]] repairs and replaces problems in the body of whoever eats it. Okuyasu had his intestinal problems fixed but his [[http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/jjba/images/7/76/PearlJamAbility.png/revision/latest?cb=20140820051343 bad guts spilled out of his body]] [[/note]], Cinderella [[note]] maniplates how the face looks by swaping parts with tiles but deforms the face if special lipstick isn't applied [[/note]], Ratt [[note]] fires barbs that melt anything or anyone it hits, allowing it to fuse multiple creatures into one giant, [[AndIMustScream still-conscious]] flesh blob... which the stand user proceeds to ''eat'', [[/note]] Cheap Trick [[note]] attaches to someone's back, when it leaves it sucks away all of their life force [[/note]] , Purple Haze [[note]] extremely violent stand with a HairTriggerTemper that can melt people with it's flesh eating bacteria from the boils on it's knuckles [[/note]], Green Day [[note]] similar ability to Purple Haze but with molds that needs people to bend over or lie down for it to work [[/note]], Metallica [[note]] manipulates iron via magnetism, allowing its user to attack by forcing anemia in his target or killing them from the inside by creating iron pins or razor blades from their blood [[/note]] Diver Down [[note]] can enter peoples people's bodies and rearrange their bones and tendons into simple machines, for example, he can turn someone's ribcage into a functioning beartrap, while he still alive[[/note]] and Vitamin C [[note]] makes humans melt into puddles, still alive and conscious, but unable to move[[/note]].
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