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10th Nov '17 9:16:05 PM DastardlyDemolition
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** Dhoanoids are just like the Tagers. Except they're not friendly. And there's nothing left of the human host at all. The body is a meat puppet to be torn off whenever it's not convienent. If you haven't noticed the ''Dho''anoids are basically ''Zo''anoids and the Tagers are [[Manga/Guyver]]s.

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** Dhoanoids are just like the Tagers. Except they're not friendly. And there's nothing left of the human host at all. The body is a meat puppet to be torn off whenever it's not convienent. If you haven't noticed the ''Dho''anoids are basically ''Zo''anoids and the Tagers are [[Manga/Guyver]]s.Manga/{{Guyver}}s.
10th Nov '17 8:43:32 PM DastardlyDemolition
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** Dhoanoids are just like the Tagers. Except they're not friendly. And there's nothing left of the human host at all. The body is a meat puppet to be torn off whenever it's not convienent.

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** Dhoanoids are just like the Tagers. Except they're not friendly. And there's nothing left of the human host at all. The body is a meat puppet to be torn off whenever it's not convienent. If you haven't noticed the ''Dho''anoids are basically ''Zo''anoids and the Tagers are [[Manga/Guyver]]s.
10th Nov '17 8:27:37 PM DastardlyDemolition
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** The good guys (well, lesser of two evils guys at least) have some examples of their own. Let's start with the Emperor, who has been stuck on his throne for nearly eleven millennia. He's decomposed, and felt every second of it.

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** The good guys (well, lesser of two evils guys at least) have some examples of their own. Let's start with the Emperor, who has been stuck on his throne for nearly eleven millennia. He's decomposed, and felt every second of it. DependingOnTheArtist he's in various states of rot and decay, which can be seen as glimpses of the Emperor through the Millenniums such as [[https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/warhammer40k/images/4/47/Custodians_Guarding_The_Emperor-RT.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20141223232416 here]] and [[https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/warhammer40k/images/e/e8/God-Emperor.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20111202170238 here]].
7th Oct '17 6:45:50 AM WillBGood
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1st Oct '17 4:13:28 PM TheNerfGuy
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* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', oh so many:
** Mind Flayer reproduction works as follows: [[spoiler:They stick a tadpole in your head, which eats out your brain and fuses with the nervous system to take the whole body as its own. And it has tentacles.]]

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* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', oh so many:
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** Mind Flayer reproduction works as follows: [[spoiler:They They stick a tadpole in your head, which eats out your brain and fuses with the nervous system to take the whole body as its own. And it has tentacles.]]



** And there's also an ancient powerful entity, Ragnorra, which is the opposite of your average undead creating monster, but actually even worse. Its coming is heralded by widespread mutations and upon its arrival causes endless body horror for every living being in the whole world. The same sourcebook has Father Llymic, one who does this with TheVirus. Turning into a horrific multi-eyed ice-bug monster does not sound like very much fun.
** We also get Vargouilles, vampiric outsiders resembling disembodied human heads with tentacles and wings. Should one kiss you, you'll grow tentacles on your chin, your ears will turn into wings, and your head will tear free from your body. Congratulations, you've become a Vargouille.
** And the Tsochar, composite beings composed of about a dozen lamprey-like creatures twisted around each other. A Tsochar colony can burrow into another creature and connect to its nervous system as a parasite, or just hollow out its brain and wear it like a suit.

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** And there's also There's an ancient powerful entity, Ragnorra, which is the opposite of your average undead creating monster, but actually even worse. Its coming is heralded by widespread mutations and upon its arrival causes endless body horror for every living being in the whole world. The same sourcebook has Father Llymic, one who does this with TheVirus. Turning into a horrific multi-eyed ice-bug monster does not sound like very much fun.
** We also get Vargouilles, vampiric outsiders resembling disembodied human heads with tentacles and wings. Should one kiss you, you'll grow tentacles on your chin, your ears will turn into wings, and your head will tear free from your body. Congratulations, you've become a Vargouille.
** And the The Tsochar, composite beings composed of about a dozen lamprey-like creatures twisted around each other. A Tsochar colony can burrow into another creature and connect to its nervous system as a parasite, or just hollow out its brain and wear it like a suit.



** Living Walls, which "feed" (and "reproduce"...maybe) by assimilating creatures that happen to come within grabbing distance.

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** Living Walls, which "feed" (and "reproduce"...maybe) by assimilating creatures that happen to come within grabbing distance.



*** Blue slaad do it differently, but are just as nasty. Their bite carries a disease known as slaad fever that warps your flesh (making you increasingly sluggish and clumsy via Dexterity damage) and eats away at your sense of self (Charisma damage) until your increasingly malformed body becomes a red slaad that remembers nothing of its previous life. And will then go around laying eggs in people. Yay!

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*** Blue slaad do it differently, but are just as nasty. Their bite carries a disease known as slaad fever that warps your flesh (making you increasingly sluggish and clumsy via Dexterity damage) and eats away at your sense of self (Charisma damage) until your increasingly malformed body becomes a red slaad that remembers nothing of its previous life. And will then go around laying eggs in people. Yay!



** The ''TabletopGame/{{Spelljammer}}'' setting had outcast Elves based rather obviously on Manga/{{Guyver}}. Player characters could find a 'seed' that, if touched on the trigger point, would explode and envelope them. It would kill any orc, goblin, troll, ogre, or similar creature outright. If you were human or part human, it might merge with you, and would always merge with any kind of elf, turning the affected character into a Guyver-style biomechanical warrior (including the ability to hide the exoskeleton away internally when not in combat). (In setting, these were applied to volunteers during the Unhuman Wars. After the end of the Wars, the survivors were ostracized from Elven society, in a rather heavy-handed Vietnam War Vet reference.)
** Those who displease the Drow goddess Lolth are transformed into driders, horrible human/spider combinations. (However, in the 4th Edition, this was changed via RetCon, making this transformation not a curse, but a ''reward'' for exemplary service. In fact, that makes sense in way, as it seems strange that Lolth would ''punish'' a drow by [[{{Unishment}} making her into a more powerful creature]] and transforming the subject into her own likeness.) It was changed back to a punishment in 5th Edition, since the transformation involves hideous pain that drives the victim mad.
** In the ''TabletopGame/{{Ravenloft}}'' campaign setting, Yagno Petrovna, the darklord of G'henna and [[ReligionOfEvil high priest of Zhakata]] can transform people into mongrelmen, misshapen, deformed, ugly creatures. He usually does so to punish his subjects for real or imagined crimes of heresy. This doesn't work on anyone who does not believe in Zhakata's existence, so that means most PlayerCharacters (and pretty much everyone not native to G'henna) are immune, fortunately. (Zhakata is not a real god, existing only in Yagno's deluded mind.)
** The Despoiler of Flesh is a [[ArtifactOfDoom powerful evil artifact]] first mentioned in the epic ''TabletopGame/{{Planescape}}'' module ''Squaring the Circle'' which later appeared in ''The Book of Vile Darkness''. It can basically inflict this sort of condition on a victim, and is limited only by the imagination of the user. (But if the reshaping is anatomically impossible, the victim dies, collapsing into a pile of goo; owners tend to be sadistic creatures who torture slaves and prisoners with it.) Worse, the Despoiler is probably the most disgusting magic item in the game; it's a wand made of human tongues which constantly drip saliva. To recharge its power, the owner has to sew ''more'' tongues onto it.

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** The ''TabletopGame/{{Spelljammer}}'' setting had outcast Elves based rather obviously on Manga/{{Guyver}}. Player characters could find a 'seed' that, if touched on the trigger point, would explode and envelope them. It would kill any orc, goblin, troll, ogre, or similar creature outright. If you were human or part human, it might merge with you, and would always merge with any kind of elf, turning the affected character into a Guyver-style biomechanical warrior (including warrior, including the ability to hide the exoskeleton away internally when not in combat). (In setting, these were applied to volunteers during the Unhuman Wars. After the end of the Wars, the survivors were ostracized from Elven society, in a rather heavy-handed Vietnam War Vet reference.)
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** Those who displease the Drow goddess Lolth are transformed into driders, horrible human/spider combinations. (However, in the 4th Edition, this was changed via RetCon, making this This transformation not a curse, but a ''reward'' for exemplary service. In fact, that makes sense in way, as it seems strange that Lolth would ''punish'' a drow by [[{{Unishment}} making her into a more powerful creature]] and transforming the subject into her own likeness.) It was changed back to a punishment is hideously painful in 5th Edition, since the transformation involves hideous pain that edition as it drives the victim mad.
** In the ''TabletopGame/{{Ravenloft}}'' campaign setting, Yagno Petrovna, the darklord of G'henna and [[ReligionOfEvil high priest of Zhakata]] can transform people into mongrelmen, misshapen, deformed, ugly creatures. He usually does so to punish his subjects for real or imagined crimes of heresy. This doesn't work on anyone who does not believe in Zhakata's existence, so that means most PlayerCharacters (and pretty much everyone not native to G'henna) are immune, fortunately. (Zhakata is not a real god, existing only in Yagno's deluded mind.)
creatures.
** The Despoiler of Flesh is a [[ArtifactOfDoom powerful evil artifact]] first mentioned in the epic ''TabletopGame/{{Planescape}}'' module ''Squaring the Circle'' which later appeared in ''The Book of Vile Darkness''. It can basically inflict this sort of condition on a victim, and is limited only by the imagination of the user. (But if the reshaping is anatomically impossible, the victim dies, collapsing into a pile of goo; owners tend to be sadistic creatures who torture slaves and prisoners with it.) Worse, the Despoiler is probably the most disgusting magic item in the game; it's a wand made of human tongues which constantly drip saliva. To recharge its power, the owner has to sew ''more'' tongues onto it.
29th Aug '17 2:42:40 AM CountDorku
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* Many monsters in ''TabletopGame/{{Rifts}}'' also feature some element of body horror. Then again, the player characters may end up as magical cyborgs with not-terribly-clean designs, or poor quality from [[MedicalHorror body-chop-shops]]; they may have horrid parasites grafted to them, or strange symbiotes which do not look very attractive and can cause insanity due to the side effects of hosting them; they may also be turned into bio-borg by having much of their bodies replaced with bioengineered, magically-enhanced organisms in the same way as having major cybernetic conversions done. Or maybe not: with so many races playable as player characters, your species may conform to the trope anyway. You could even be captured and experimented on by alien mad scientists living on a submersible starship under the sea. Also, there are bio-wizard weapons made by magic, metal forging, engineerinig, and trapping beings inside for a source of magic, from faeries to a psychic worm that looks like a length of intestine with an eye on the end as it is, and is sadly trapped, brain-damaged, in a device to provide a source of power.

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* Many monsters in ''TabletopGame/{{Rifts}}'' also feature some element of body horror. Then again, the player characters may end up as magical cyborgs with not-terribly-clean designs, or poor quality from [[MedicalHorror body-chop-shops]]; they may have horrid parasites grafted to them, or strange symbiotes which do not look very attractive and can cause insanity due to the side effects of hosting them; they may also be turned into bio-borg by having much of their bodies replaced with bioengineered, magically-enhanced organisms in the same way as having major cybernetic conversions done. Or maybe not: with so many races playable as player characters, your species may conform to the trope anyway. You could even be captured and experimented on by alien mad scientists living on a submersible starship under the sea. Also, there are bio-wizard weapons made by magic, metal forging, engineerinig, engineering, and trapping beings inside for a source of magic, from faeries to a psychic worm that looks like a length of intestine with an eye on the end as it is, and is sadly trapped, brain-damaged, in a device to provide a source of power.


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* Some of the Incapacitated artworks in ''TabletopGame/SentinelsOfTheMultiverse'' are very nasty. Friction, of the Vengeful Five, begins twisting and distorting thanks to her experimental, unsafe super-speed suit; [[SizeShifter Sky-Scraper's]] Extremist variant suffers from out-of-control growth surges in random parts of her body; and the Hunted Naturalist is already suffering from uncontrolled shape-shifting, it just gets worse when he's incapped.
5th Jul '17 1:47:19 PM ElectroKraken
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** Daemon Princes do not escape this either. It is said that the difference between Spawndom and Daemonhood is willpower, meaning that a Daemon Prince is simply a Chaos Spawn that managed to not have it's mind utterly broken by the heaps upon heaps of body horror and associated trauma forced onto him.

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** Daemon Princes do not escape this either. It is said that the difference between Spawndom and Daemonhood is willpower, meaning that a Daemon Prince is simply a Chaos Spawn that managed to not have it's its mind utterly broken by the heaps upon heaps of body horror and associated trauma forced onto him.
2nd Jul '17 9:54:55 PM WillBGood
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*** Buuuut, since we're sadistic bastards, here it is: [[spoiler:Lillun was a young (about twelve-year-old) who was sold to the Yozis by her mother and transformed into a phylactery-womb to hold the Infernal Exaltations when they're not currently in a mortal host. This has had the dual effects of shattering her mind and mutating her body into a massive, bloated, diseased *thing* covered in diseased flesh upon which various unnatural orifices randomly open and close.]]

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*** Buuuut, since we're sadistic bastards, here it is: [[spoiler:Lillun was a young (about twelve-year-old) who was sold to the Yozis by her mother and transformed into a phylactery-womb to hold the Infernal Exaltations when they're not currently in a mortal host. This has had the dual effects of shattering her mind and mutating her body into a massive, bloated, diseased *thing* bloated ''thing'' covered in diseased flesh upon which various unnatural orifices randomly open and close.]]
2nd Jul '17 9:54:25 PM WillBGood
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** Canon example Chimera, Echinna, was imprisoned in the Wyld for decades (or was it centuries?) and has, as a result, ''completely'' lost control over her shapeshifting powers. In her illustration, she has (hidden for the sake of readers' appetite) [[spoiler:bony appendages for hair; three eyes on her forehead; three breasts of different sizes; feline striped furs on her right side; righ--''a leg'' of a mantis, an ostrich, and... one that is a whole squid with a moose's leg emerging from the tentacles; a reptilian tail with a whole upper body of a lizard at the end, which is vomiting a tail of a tadpole and a raptor's talon; a leather butterfly wing and a mess of bird's wing bones; a left arm with saurian talons; and two right arms, one of which is an erroneously grown cluster of tentacles and another which is a '''wolf fetus'''. She is covered in random, half-grown body parts (such as eyes) and bound with a braided length of intestine]]. The full glory/horror of Chimerical existence can be seen [[http://mooncalfe.deviantart.com/gallery/123520#/dv2uht here]] (NSFW, by the way). While such a random, impossible arrangement of mismatched body parts can be a form of Chimerism, some Chimerae go the other way -- one suggested example is a pool of body fluids that stares at you.

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** Canon example Chimera, Echinna, was imprisoned in the Wyld for decades (or was it centuries?) and has, as a result, ''completely'' lost control over her shapeshifting powers. In her illustration, she has (hidden for the sake of readers' appetite) [[spoiler:bony appendages for hair; three eyes on her forehead; three breasts of different sizes; feline striped furs on her right side; righ--''a leg'' of a mantis, an ostrich, and... one that is a whole squid with a moose's leg emerging from the tentacles; a reptilian tail with a whole upper body of a lizard at the end, which is vomiting a tail of a tadpole and a raptor's talon; a leather butterfly wing and a mess of bird's wing bones; a left arm with saurian talons; and two right arms, one of which is an erroneously grown cluster of tentacles and another which is a '''wolf fetus'''. She is covered in random, half-grown body parts (such as eyes) and bound with a braided length of intestine]]. The full glory/horror of Chimerical existence can be seen [[http://mooncalfe.deviantart.com/gallery/123520#/dv2uht here]] (NSFW, by the way). While such a random, impossible arrangement of mismatched body parts can be a form of Chimerism, some Chimerae go the other way -- one suggested example is a pool of body fluids that stares at you.
2nd Jul '17 9:40:04 PM WillBGood
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*** Blue salad do it differently, but are just as nasty. Their bite carries a disease known as slaad fever that warps your flesh (making you increasingly sluggish and clumsy via Dexterity damage) and eats away at your sense of self (Charisma damage) until your increasingly malformed body becomes a red slaad that remembers nothing of its previous life. And will then go around laying eggs in people. Yay!

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*** Blue salad slaad do it differently, but are just as nasty. Their bite carries a disease known as slaad fever that warps your flesh (making you increasingly sluggish and clumsy via Dexterity damage) and eats away at your sense of self (Charisma damage) until your increasingly malformed body becomes a red slaad that remembers nothing of its previous life. And will then go around laying eggs in people. Yay!
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