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13th Jun '18 10:44:22 PM zara2148
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* Humans in ''VisualNovel/{{Demonheart}}'' can gain a HealingFactor and superhuman abilities one of two ways: eat demon flesh, or eat the heart of a human that has.
23rd May '18 6:59:36 PM azbyc15243
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* In ''Manga/OnePiece'', [[spoiler: Charlotte Linlin, AKA "Big Mom" of the Four Emperors, gained the power of her Soul Soul Fruit after her caretaker, Mother Caramel, "disappeared" on Linlin's sixth birthday. What makes it this trope is that Mother Caramel was earlier shown to already have that power and it's heavily implied that Caramel was eaten by Linlin.]] This implies that a Devil Fruit's power can be gained by eating someone who has already eaten that particular Devil Fruit.

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* In ''Manga/OnePiece'', it is heavily implied that [[spoiler: Charlotte Linlin, AKA "Big Mom" of the Four Emperors, Emperors]], ate [[spoiler:her caretaker Mother Carmel]] and gained the latter's power, [[spoiler:the Soul-Soul Fruit]]. The former gorged herself at a feast to the point of no longer paying attention to her surroundings, after which [[spoiler:Mother Carmel]] (and everyone else present) disappeared and [[spoiler:Linlin]] demonstrated the new power. If it actually happened[[note]]It should be noted that if a Devil Fruit user dies, their power of her Soul Soul Fruit after her caretaker, Mother Caramel, "disappeared" on Linlin's sixth birthday. What makes it this trope is that Mother Caramel was earlier shown moves to already have that power the nearest normal fruit and transforms it into a Devil Fruit, so it's heavily implied possible that Caramel was [[spoiler:Carmel]]'s death upon being eaten by Linlin.]] This caused her power to transfer to a fruit at the feast which [[spoiler:Linlin]] then ate[[/note]], it implies that a Devil Fruit's power can be gained by eating someone who has already eaten that particular Devil Fruit.
10th May '18 12:06:50 PM ultimomant
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* ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'': True Assassin is able to gain his victim's skills and intelligence by consuming their hearts.
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25th Apr '18 8:30:08 AM JohnShel91
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* Subverted in Series/PowerRangersWildForce, as Dr. Adler did not have to eat Master Org himself to gain his powers, but merely the seeds from which his essence remained.

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* Subverted Downplayed in Series/PowerRangersWildForce, as Dr. Adler did not have to eat Master Org himself to gain his powers, but merely the seeds from which his essence remained.
25th Apr '18 8:29:16 AM JohnShel91
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* Subverted in Series/PowerRangersWildForce, as Dr. Adler did not have to eat Master Org himself to gain his powers, but merely the seeds from which his essence remained.
21st Apr '18 11:46:42 AM nombretomado
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* Everyman, initially from the ''ComicBook/FiftyTwo'' series at Creator/DCComics, can assume the shape of any being he's consumed a sample of. Since ComicBook/LexLuthor was the one approving the power he got, giving "eats people" to a guy named [[SilenceOfTheLambs Hannibal]] was probably deliberate.

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* Everyman, initially from the ''ComicBook/FiftyTwo'' series at Creator/DCComics, can assume the shape of any being he's consumed a sample of. Since ComicBook/LexLuthor was the one approving the power he got, giving "eats people" to a guy named [[SilenceOfTheLambs [[Film/TheSilenceOfTheLambs Hannibal]] was probably deliberate.
31st Mar '18 12:38:39 PM erforce
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* [[Film/RedDragon Hannibal Lecter]] invokes this to Will; "Such a brave boy. I think I'll eat your heart...".

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* [[Film/RedDragon Hannibal Lecter]] Lecter invokes this to Will; Will in ''Film/RedDragon''; "Such a brave boy. I think I'll eat your heart...".



* The entire point of ''Film/{{Ravenous}}''. Cannibalism can heal you from otherwise fatal wounds and makes you become stronger. The downside is that it's extremely addictive.

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* The entire point of ''Film/{{Ravenous}}''.''Film/Ravenous1999''. Cannibalism can heal you from otherwise fatal wounds and makes you become stronger. The downside is that it's extremely addictive.
14th Mar '18 4:20:02 PM rixion
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* The first three ''VideoGame/{{SaGa}}'' games (aka ''Final Fantasy Legend I'', ''II'', and ''III''), have the Monster race. They have set skills and stats, but can change into another monster by eating Meat dropped in battle.

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* The first three ''VideoGame/{{SaGa}}'' ''[[Franchise/SaGaRPG SaGa]]'' games (aka ''Final Fantasy Legend I'', ''II'', and ''III''), have the Monster race. They have set skills and stats, but can change into another monster by eating Meat dropped in battle.
20th Jan '18 7:59:11 PM JoeMerl
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* ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'' has a different example, where [[KnightTemplar Stain]] the HeroKiller can temporarily paralyze someone by drinking some of their blood.
28th Dec '17 7:04:55 PM intastiel
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* In ''Film/JohnDiesAtTheEnd'', the fat guy from an AlternateUniverse explains that, whenever someone in their reality has some great insight, he is fed to Korrok, their enormous BioPunk thinking machine. Just then, another fat guy falls from a pipe and is eaten. Korrok then says "Mmm, bacon." Great insight indeed. The fat guy then explains that he plans to feed David and John to Korrok, so that Korrok may learn all about their world.



* Averted in ''Series/{{Heroes}}'', where Sylar acquires other people's superpowers by slicing their head open and studying their brain. When asked if he eats the brains, he says "that's disgusting". The reason this trope being averted is noteworthy comes from the longstanding fandom joke/{{Fanon}} that he ''did'' gain people's superpowers by eating their brains, which was eventually {{Jossed}} because the writers (who had considered it) thought it was too silly.

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* Averted Subverted in ''Series/{{Heroes}}'', where Sylar acquires other people's superpowers by slicing their head open and studying ''studying'' their brain. When asked if he eats the brains, he says "that's disgusting". The reason this trope being averted is noteworthy comes from the longstanding fandom joke/{{Fanon}} that he ''did'' gain people's superpowers by eating their brains, which was eventually {{Jossed}} because the writers (who had considered it) thought it was too silly.



** Intellect devourers, small brain-sized creatures (with legs) can eat a victim's brain, then insert themselves into the skull and [[PuppeteerParasite control the body like a meat puppet]]. (They can heal the grievous hole they needed to make in order to get inside.) Making matters worse, they absorb at least some of the victim's memories, making it easier to impersonate them.



* In ''VideoGame/StarCraft'' one of the ways the Zerg evolve is by consuming other life-forms and absorbing their DNA, as shown in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVEoIiqeQ6I this video]].

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* In ''VideoGame/StarCraft'' one of the ways the Zerg evolve is by consuming other life-forms and absorbing their DNA, as shown in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVEoIiqeQ6I this video]]. In the [[AllThereInTheManual backstory]], the Zerg Overmind absorbed the power of the Xel'Naga {{Precursors}} by, well, absorbing them.
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