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6th Sep '16 10:37:10 AM Prime32
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* In ''Series/KamenRiderGaim'', the otherworldly Helheim Forest isn't just a side effect of an alien threat, it ''is'' the alien threat. Its spores come through spacial cracks and sprout up wherever they land, also poisoning the soil so nothing else can grow - and worse, any creatures that eat the plants' fruit are ''immediately'' mutated into feral creatures called Inves that spread its seeds. It's bad enough that the forest qualifies as an EldritchLocation that's already overtaken at least one alien world and is poised to consume the Earth in under ten years.

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* In ''Series/KamenRiderGaim'', the otherworldly [[IDontLikeTheSoundOfThatPlace Helheim Forest Forest]] isn't just a side effect of an alien threat, it ''is'' the alien threat. Its spores come through spacial spatial cracks and sprout up wherever they land, also poisoning the soil so nothing else can grow - and worse, any creatures grow. Worse, anything that eat eats the plants' [[ArtifactOfAttraction hypnotically delicious]] fruit are is ''immediately'' [[FoodChains mutated into feral creatures called Inves Invess that spread its seeds.seeds]]. It's bad enough that the forest qualifies as an EldritchLocation that's already overtaken at least one alien world and is poised to consume the Earth in under ten years. In fact, it's heavily implied that the TemptingApple and FoodChains tropes were inspired by past contact between Earth and Helheim.
30th Aug '16 3:53:14 AM Morgenthaler
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* In David Gerrold's ''TheWarAgainstTheChtorr series'', Red Kudzu grows extremely quickly and can cover an entire town in weeks, and it shelters predatory Chtorran life forms. Attempts to control its spread through napalm strikes are negated in days by further growth, but massive amounts of human remains have been found before it reclaims the scorched ground. All attempts to permanently destroy it have failed, and it is resistant to all known poisons.

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* In David Gerrold's ''TheWarAgainstTheChtorr ''Literature/TheWarAgainstTheChtorr series'', Red Kudzu grows extremely quickly and can cover an entire town in weeks, and it shelters predatory Chtorran life forms. Attempts to control its spread through napalm strikes are negated in days by further growth, but massive amounts of human remains have been found before it reclaims the scorched ground. All attempts to permanently destroy it have failed, and it is resistant to all known poisons.
12th Aug '16 10:29:04 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* The Flood in ''VideoGame/{{Halo}}''. It's a fungi-like parasite that [[PuppeteerParasite takes over the bodies of sentient species]]. It has wiped out entire species, and forced the [[{{Precursors}} Forerunners]] to build the titular [[WeaponOfMassDestruction Halo Rings]], and wipe out all life in the galaxy to start anew.

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* The Flood in ''VideoGame/{{Halo}}''. ''Franchise/{{Halo}}''. It's a fungi-like parasite that [[PuppeteerParasite takes over the bodies of sentient species]].species]] and can convert an entire ecosystem into Flood mass; when it takes over the Covenant capital of High Charity, the entire thing becomes covered in Flood kudzu. It has wiped out entire species, and forced the [[{{Precursors}} Forerunners]] to build the titular [[WeaponOfMassDestruction Halo Rings]], and wipe out all life in the galaxy to start anew.
29th Jun '16 6:29:56 PM Doug86
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* In Creator/HarryTurtledove's ''{{Worldwar}}'' series, after humanity and the Race achieve an uneasy peace, the Race starts importing flora and fauna from their homeworld, causing ecological damage to the regions of Earth they occupy. In the final book, some white mice get (accidentally) released on the Race's homeworld and start proliferating; the Race throws a fit, [[MoralMyopia completely ignoring the hypocrisy]].

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* In Creator/HarryTurtledove's ''{{Worldwar}}'' ''Literature/{{Worldwar}}'' series, after humanity and the Race achieve an uneasy peace, the Race starts importing flora and fauna from their homeworld, causing ecological damage to the regions of Earth they occupy. In the final book, some white mice get (accidentally) released on the Race's homeworld and start proliferating; the Race throws a fit, [[MoralMyopia completely ignoring the hypocrisy]].
3rd May '16 8:38:24 AM BlackKnight359
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-->-- '''The Journalist''', ''Literature/TheWarOfTheWorlds''

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-->-- '''The Journalist''', ''Literature/TheWarOfTheWorlds''
''Music/JeffWaynesMusicalVersionOfTheWarOfTheWorlds''
6th Apr '16 1:26:09 AM zequeins
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* You've got kudzu? The Soviet Union will one up you with giant hogweed, also known as Stalin's revenge! This thing is just as easy to grow, and its sap is a potent, insidious, slow-acting poison causing burns like mustard gas! It can kill kids who don't know better and tamper with it. It's also fifteen feet tall and grows in massive growths of hazardous shrubbery, like some toxic alien jungle. You have to wear a hazmat suit if you want to clear a patch of this plant monster.

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* You've got kudzu? The Soviet Union will one up you with giant hogweed, also known as [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Stalin's revenge! Revenge!]] This thing is just as easy to grow, and its sap is a potent, insidious, slow-acting poison causing burns like mustard gas! It can kill kids who don't know better and tamper with it. It's also fifteen feet tall and grows in massive growths of hazardous shrubbery, like some toxic alien jungle. You have to wear a hazmat suit if you want to clear a patch of this plant monster.
3rd Apr '16 9:49:18 AM Jhonny
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* Some plants could be considered that if they weren't so damned useful. Potatoes for instance originally come from high up in the Andes (and most types of them do not grow anywhere else), but almost everybody who lives in a temperate climate can tell tales of thrown away potatoes suddenly germinating on their compost heap. Those tubers are hard to kill easy to grow and so nutritious that Ireland basically ran on them for a century, until a disease killed most of them and caused one of the worst famines in European history.
30th Jan '16 9:07:37 AM nombretomado
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* The body of the many in and around the Rickenbacker levels of ''SystemShock2''.

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* The body of the many in and around the Rickenbacker levels of ''SystemShock2''.''VideoGame/SystemShock2''.
19th Jan '16 1:38:50 AM Morgenthaler
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** The story was influenced heavily by Creator/HPLovecraft's ''Literature/TheColourOutOfSpace'' in which a meteorite lands in a small, backwards New England farm. The meteorite contains an alien colour which infects the land and water around the farm. Ammi Pirece, the narrator telling the story to a guy from a land development agency, states that [[spoiler: the area of infection/contamination is growing slowly, year by year...]]




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* Creator/HPLovecraft's ''Literature/TheColourOutOfSpace'' in which a meteorite lands in a small, backwards New England farm. The meteorite contains an alien colour which infects the land and water around the farm. Ammi Pirece, the narrator telling the story to a guy from a land development agency, states that [[spoiler: the area of infection/contamination is growing slowly, year by year...]]
16th Jan '16 11:57:35 PM nombretomado
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* [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/?cid=PBF248-Transmission.jpg This]] ''PerryBibleFellowship'' strip shows one more surprisingly clingy and adaptable lifeform in this role.

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* [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/?cid=PBF248-Transmission.jpg This]] ''PerryBibleFellowship'' ''ComicStrip/ThePerryBibleFellowship'' strip shows one more surprisingly clingy and adaptable lifeform in this role.
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