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18th Jul '17 7:05:11 AM SimYouLater
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Compare ExplosiveBreeder, which is a similar concept applied to animals. Named after the same plant as KudzuPlot, but [[IThoughtItMeant the two tropes are unrelated]].

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Compare ExplosiveBreeder, which is a similar concept applied to animals. Named after the same plant as KudzuPlot, but [[IThoughtItMeant the two tropes are unrelated]]. It's also [[IThoughtItMeant not to be confused with]] the NewspaperComic of [[ComicStrip/{{Kudzu}} the same name]].
13th Jul '17 10:53:14 PM BattleMaster
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* If kudzu is the vine that ate the South, then Himalayan blackberry is the vine that ate the Pacific Northwest.

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* If kudzu is the vine that ate the South, then Himalayan blackberry is the vine that ate the Pacific Northwest. Fortunately, it's not quite as fast growing and isn't toxic or prone to exploding in flames, but the thorns that grow on its vines and leaves make it unpopular with most browsing animals. Birds and small mammals love its delicious berries, but this just means that its seeds are deposited in a nice pile of fertilizer. It does have one major enemy that's proven quite effective at controlling it, though: goats. Goats will happily eat its leaves and even vines, quickly destroying the plant. So by putting up some temporary fences around an overgrown area and leaving goats to take care of the vines, it can be quickly eliminated with relatively low impact to the environment (compared to other methods of control such as burning it or using chemical herbicides).
27th Jun '17 8:33:11 AM Theriocephalus
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* Toward the end of ''VideoGame/HalfLife1'' you start to encounter organic bounce pads growing in Black Mesa.
** In Half-Life: Opposing Force parts of Black Mesa are overgrown with some sort of organic matter native to either Xen or Race X homeworld. This biomass often provides ammo for Spore Launcher, attachment points for Barnacle Grapple and, in one instance, a Healing Pool.
* ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'' has two fauna-based variations: the Antlions and the Leeches have overtaken most of Earth's landmass and oceans, respectively.
** Barnacles are even more fitting example, as they seem to grow in every place with ceiling and enough moisture.

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* ''VideoGame/HalfLife'':
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Toward the end of ''VideoGame/HalfLife1'' [[VideoGame/HalfLife1 the first game]] you start to encounter organic bounce pads growing in Black Mesa.
** In Half-Life: ''Half-Life: Opposing Force Force'' parts of Black Mesa are overgrown with some sort of organic matter native to either Xen or Race X homeworld. This biomass often provides ammo for Spore Launcher, attachment points for Barnacle Grapple and, in one instance, a Healing Pool.
* ** ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'' has two fauna-based variations: the Antlions and the Leeches have overtaken most of Earth's landmass landmasses and oceans, respectively.
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respectively. Barnacles are even more fitting example, as they seem to grow in every place with a ceiling and enough moisture.
23rd Jun '17 12:20:23 AM Theharbo
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* The [[GreenRocks titular substance]] in the ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerTiberium'' series serves to consolidate minerals for more efficient harvesting, with the handy side effect of being so toxic as to depopulate any planet afflicted by it.

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* The [[GreenRocks [[MinovskyParticle titular substance]] in the ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerTiberium'' series serves to consolidate minerals for more efficient harvesting, with the handy side effect of being so toxic as to depopulate any planet afflicted by it.
7th Jun '17 6:16:47 PM Malady
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* The enemies of ''{{Aleste}}'' and ''Aleste 2''.

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* The enemies of ''{{Aleste}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Aleste}}'' and ''Aleste 2''.
26th Apr '17 1:55:47 PM Amahn
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* Presumably ''[[Videogame/MetroidPrime Metroid Prime's]]'' Phazon would behave in this manor, but none of the 5 planets seen hit by Leviathan Seeds are allowed to suffer its effects long enough to see. However, given the "terraforming" nature of Phazon and the glimpses of the interior of the Seeds and the planet Phaaze itself, it's not a far stretch of imagination.
* One could only image what it would look like if The Beast from ''Videogame/HomeworldCataclysm'' were to make contact with a planet.
25th Apr '17 1:08:43 AM ZombieAladdin
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* In ''VideoGame/ZombiesAteMyNeighbors'', the Red Weed found in ''War of the Worlds'' is an occasional enemy, though since it's sessile, it functions more as an obstacle. The Red Weed is the focus of the stage "Where the Red Fern Growls," where it's the ''only'' enemy type and the goal is to rescue the people surrounded by the stuff.

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* In ''VideoGame/ZombiesAteMyNeighbors'', the Red Weed found in ''War of the Worlds'' is an occasional enemy, though since it's sessile, it functions more as an expanding obstacle. The Red Weed is the focus of the stage "Where the Red Fern Growls," where it's the ''only'' enemy type and the goal is to rescue the people surrounded by the stuff. [[LogicalWeakness Weed whackers]] utterly destroy the stuff.
25th Apr '17 12:57:13 AM ZombieAladdin
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* In ''VideoGame/ZombiesAteMyNeighbors'', the Red Weed found in ''War of the Worlds'' is an occasional enemy, though since it's sessile, it functions more as an obstacle. The Red Weed is the focus of the stage "Where the Red Fern Growls," where it's the ''only'' enemy type and the goal is to rescue the people surrounded by the stuff.
16th Apr '17 12:25:39 PM nombretomado
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* Systems can be found in the ''SpaceEmpires'' series that have been infested by some sort of titanic organism.

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* Systems can be found in the ''SpaceEmpires'' ''VideoGame/SpaceEmpires'' series that have been infested by some sort of titanic organism.
31st Mar '17 3:02:04 PM nombretomado
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* One of the way of terraforming planets in ''OrionsArm'' is to release plants like this on the surface where they will progressively alter the environment to suit human life.

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* One of the way of terraforming planets in ''OrionsArm'' ''WebOriginal/OrionsArm'' is to release plants like this on the surface where they will progressively alter the environment to suit human life.
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