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17th Dec '17 9:49:39 AM Theriocephalus
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* Ceratoidi in ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'' are [[FishPeople humanoid]] anglerfish. They can use the lure growing from their heads to mesmerize other creatures. Someone entranced by a ceratoidi's lure will stare at it in stupefied fascination, even if there were fighting its owner moments before, until the ceratoidi actually attacks them. Like the real creatures, the humanoid is the female, while males are intelligent parasitic eels the size of a rat. Combined, they can use both their minds to share the body, which means they can wield two weapons with no penalties and have an easier time multiclassing.

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* Ceratoidi Ceratioidi in ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'' are [[FishPeople humanoid]] anglerfish. They can use the lure growing from their heads to mesmerize other creatures. Someone entranced by a ceratoidi's ceratioidi's lure will stare at it in stupefied fascination, even if there were fighting its owner moments before, until the ceratoidi ceratioidi actually attacks them. Like the real creatures, the humanoid is the female, while males are intelligent parasitic eels the size of a rat. Combined, they can use both their minds to share the body, which means they can wield two weapons with no penalties and have an easier time multiclassing.
17th Dec '17 9:48:42 AM Theriocephalus
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* Ceratoidi in ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'' are humanoid anglerfish. They can use the lure growing from their heads to mesmerize other creatures. Someone entranced by a ceratoidi's lure will stare at it in stupefied fascination, even if there were fighting its owner moments before, until the ceratoidi actually attacks them. Like the real creatures, the humanoid is the female, while males are intelligent parasitic eels the size of a rat. Combined, they can use both their minds to share the body, which means they can wield two weapons with no penalties and have an easier time multiclassing.

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* Ceratoidi in ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'' are humanoid [[FishPeople humanoid]] anglerfish. They can use the lure growing from their heads to mesmerize other creatures. Someone entranced by a ceratoidi's lure will stare at it in stupefied fascination, even if there were fighting its owner moments before, until the ceratoidi actually attacks them. Like the real creatures, the humanoid is the female, while males are intelligent parasitic eels the size of a rat. Combined, they can use both their minds to share the body, which means they can wield two weapons with no penalties and have an easier time multiclassing.
17th Dec '17 9:48:16 AM Theriocephalus
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'': one of the mini-comics depicted a Wyld-mutated anglerfish hunting humans using a baby as bait. ''Exalted'' is weird like that.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'': one One of the mini-comics depicted a Wyld-mutated anglerfish hunting humans using a baby as bait. ''Exalted'' is weird like that.



* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' has Magran -- big [[TabletopGame/{{Planescape}} ethereal]] "anglerfish" (actually legless reptile). Its light is visible farther than it has any right to be in ethereal fog and creatures who sees it are entranced and thus become easy morsels; the critter itself is not only hideously tough, but turns invisible at will (cannot extend this to freshly swallowed prey, though).

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* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' has ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'':
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Magran -- big [[TabletopGame/{{Planescape}} ethereal]] is a big, ethereal "anglerfish" (actually a legless reptile).reptile) native to the Ethereal Plane. Its light is visible farther than it has any right to be in ethereal fog and creatures who sees it are entranced and thus become easy morsels; the critter itself is not only hideously tough, but turns invisible at will (cannot extend this to freshly swallowed prey, though).



* Ceratoidi in ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'' are humanoid anglerfish. Like the real creatures, the humanoid is the female, while males are intelligent parasitic eels the size of a rat. Combined, they can use both their minds to share the body, which means they can wield two weapons with no penalties and have an easier time multiclassing.

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* Ceratoidi in ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'' are humanoid anglerfish. They can use the lure growing from their heads to mesmerize other creatures. Someone entranced by a ceratoidi's lure will stare at it in stupefied fascination, even if there were fighting its owner moments before, until the ceratoidi actually attacks them. Like the real creatures, the humanoid is the female, while males are intelligent parasitic eels the size of a rat. Combined, they can use both their minds to share the body, which means they can wield two weapons with no penalties and have an easier time multiclassing.
14th Dec '17 9:02:39 PM Theriocephalus
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Numenera}}'': Spiny schisans, eel-like predators found in the ocean depths, are a variation. While they do have a glowing lure at the tip of a stalk on their chin, their main way of attracting prey is with the kite-shaped, red and yellow fin at the end of their tail. Through their low-level telepathy, they make it seem like something a viewer swears they recognize from somewhere. The resulting psychic call lures passersby in to investigate and stumble right into the schisan's mouth.
4th Dec '17 4:39:09 PM nombretomado
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* TheAgonist's song Dead Ocean mentions one in it's lyrics: "The moon mocks you with a knowing grin. Or is that the lure of a distant angler fish? Was your role fulfilled? Was that it? Are you face up or face down?"

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* TheAgonist's Music/TheAgonist's song Dead Ocean "Dead Ocean" mentions one in it's its lyrics: "The moon mocks you with a knowing grin. Or is that the lure of a distant angler fish? Was your role fulfilled? Was that it? Are you face up or face down?"
11th Oct '17 7:51:55 PM PDL
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* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'': Chinchou and its evolution Lanturn, although its appearance is also based on a dolphin. Unsurprisingly, one of its abilities is "Illuminate", which raises the likelihood of meeting wild Pokemon. They are, however, ''cute''.

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Chinchou and its evolution Lanturn, although its appearance is also based on a dolphin. They happen to be the rare [[MakingASplash Water]]/[[ShockAndAwe Electric]] types Unsurprisingly, one of its abilities is "Illuminate", which raises the likelihood of meeting wild Pokemon. They are, however, ''cute''.
11th Oct '17 7:42:40 PM BattleMaster
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* One of the new creatures in the ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'' expansion ''Far Harbor'' is the Angler, which appears to be a mutated anglerfish. It hides in shallow water, where its lure looks similar to lure-weed plants. Rather than trying to lure people in, they just try to wait until unsuspecting prey passes by, then pop out of the water and start spitting fireballs at it.
2nd Oct '17 11:45:40 AM Paireon
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* Ceratodi in ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'' are humanoid anglerfish. Like the real creatures, the humanoid is the female, while males are intelligent parasitic eels the size of a rat. Combined, they can use both their minds to share the body, which means they can wield two weapons with no penalties and have an easier time multiclassing.

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* Ceratodi Ceratoidi in ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'' are humanoid anglerfish. Like the real creatures, the humanoid is the female, while males are intelligent parasitic eels the size of a rat. Combined, they can use both their minds to share the body, which means they can wield two weapons with no penalties and have an easier time multiclassing. multiclassing.
* ''TabletopGame/KingdomDeath'', being the kind of game it is, has two monsters with anglerfish-like lures: the Gorm, which otherwise looks like a cross between a pachyderm and a giant baby, and the Spidicules, a GiantSpider with a humanlike face, which uses the torso of one of its victims as a lure. Sometimes, [[AndIMustScream said victim isn't dead yet]].
9th Sep '17 10:26:02 AM Twentington
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* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' episode "The Deep South" includes a ThrowawayGag in which Zoidberg spots a delicious-looking worm that turns out to be the lure of one of those non-phosphorescent lures mentioned in the trope description.

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* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' episode "The Deep South" includes a ThrowawayGag gag in which Zoidberg spots a delicious-looking worm that turns out to be the lure of one of those non-phosphorescent lures mentioned in the trope description.
31st Aug '17 4:31:55 AM HalcyonDayz
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* ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'': In the Strong Bad E-mail "animal", one of the ideas Strong Bad has for what he'd be if he were an animal would be "one of those deep-sea fangly fishes". Its lure was Homestar's head, which offered free puppies, ginger snaps, and pocket PCs. And it had a back deck "for dinner and dancing."

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* ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'': In the Strong Bad E-mail "animal", one of the ideas Strong Bad has for what he'd be if he were an animal would be "one of those deep-sea fangly fishes". Its lure was Homestar's head, which offered free puppies, ginger snaps, and pocket PCs.[=PCs=]. And it had a back deck "for dinner and dancing."
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