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18th Apr '17 11:53:18 AM SimYouLater
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* The most common creature capable of pulling off this trope in the developed world is the ordinary house fly, but fortunately such an event would actually be a good thing. Flies typically lay their eggs in rotting meat, and the larvae proceed to devour the whole thing. If a living creature is so badly injured that they have a gaping wound, and if human are unable to get to medical attention, but are still able to survive for an extended period of time, the flesh at the edges of the wound will almost immediately start to rot. Flies will become attracted to this and lay their eggs, however the larvae ''cannot'' consume living flesh. As a result, they end up doing you a huge favour by eating dead flesh before it can finish rotting and become infected with dangerous bacteria, thus extending your remaining lifespan drastically. In that time, you can hopefully find help so that the wound can be properly treated. This type of parasitic action is how two women survived a plane crash that left them injured and stranded in the middle of the South American rainforests, as without the fly larvae nibbling away at skin that started to rot, their wounds would have been infected by the many, many nasty microbes that lie in the soil and waterways of the area.



* The most common creature capable of pulling off this trope in the developed world is the ordinary house fly, but fortunately such an event would actually be a good thing. Flies typically lay their eggs in rotting meat, and the larvae proceed to devour the whole thing. If a living creature is so badly injured that they have a gaping wound, and if human are unable to get to medical attention, but are still able to survive for an extended period of time, the flesh at the edges of the wound will almost immediately start to rot. Flies will become attracted to this and lay their eggs, however the larvae ''cannot'' consume living flesh. As a result, they end up doing you a huge favour by eating dead flesh before it can finish rotting and become infected with dangerous bacteria, thus extending your remaining lifespan drastically. In that time, you can hopefully find help so that the wound can be properly treated. This type of parasitic action is how two women survived a plane crash that left them injured and stranded in the middle of the South American rainforests, as without the fly larvae nibbling away at skin that started to rot, their wounds would have been infected by the many, many nasty microbes that lie in the soil and waterways of the area.

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* The most common creature capable of pulling off this trope in the developed world is the ordinary house fly, but fortunately such an event would actually be a good thing. Flies typically lay their eggs in rotting meat, and the larvae proceed to devour the whole thing. If a living creature is so badly injured that they have a gaping wound, and if human are unable to get to medical attention, but are still able to survive for an extended period of time, the flesh at the edges of the wound will almost immediately start to rot. Flies will become attracted to this and lay their eggs, however the larvae ''cannot'' consume living flesh. As a result, they end up doing you a huge favour by eating dead flesh before it can finish rotting and become infected with dangerous bacteria, thus extending your remaining lifespan drastically. In that time, you can hopefully find help so that the wound can be properly treated. This type of parasitic action is how two women survived a plane crash that left them injured and stranded in the middle of the South American rainforests, as without the fly larvae nibbling away at skin that started to rot, their wounds would have been infected by the many, many nasty microbes that lie in the soil and waterways of the area.
18th Apr '17 11:52:28 AM SimYouLater
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* The most common creature capable of pulling off this trope in the developed world is the ordinary house fly, but fortunately such an event would actually be a good thing. Flies typically lay their eggs in rotting meat, and the larvae proceed to devour the whole thing. If a living creature is so badly injured that they have a gaping wound, and if human are unable to get to medical attention, but are still able to survive for an extended period of time, the flesh at the edges of the wound will almost immediately start to rot. Flies will become attracted to this and lay their eggs, however the larvae ''cannot'' consume living flesh. As a result, they end up doing you a huge favour by eating dead flesh before it can finish rotting and become infected with dangerous bacteria, thus extending your remaining lifespan drastically. In that time, you can hopefully find help so that the wound can be properly treated. This type of parasitic action is how two women survived a plane crash that left them injured and stranded in the middle of the South American rainforests, as without the fly larvae nibbling away at skin that started to rot, their wounds would have been infected by the many, many nasty microbes that lie in the soil and waterways of the area.
1st Apr '17 9:10:47 PM Gargoyle_Kid
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** And that thing came from [[spoiler:a chestburster that very nearly killed Shaw had she not quickly gotten it removed- made all the worse by the fact that her crewmates actively refused to help her, and she had to resort to the use of a machine ''programmed for men'' which cut her open and removed it while she was still fully conscious]].

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** And that thing came from [[spoiler:a chestburster squid-like creature that very nearly killed Shaw had she not quickly gotten it removed- made all the worse by the fact that her crewmates actively refused to help her, and she had to resort to the use of a machine ''programmed for men'' which cut her open and removed it while she was still fully conscious]].
12th Mar '17 4:08:42 PM nombretomado
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* In ''TabletopGame/{{Mortasheen}}'', this is the creature [[http://www.bogleech.com/mortasheen/depraven.htm Depraven's]] main attack.


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* In ''WebOriginal/{{Mortasheen}}'', this is the creature [[http://www.bogleech.com/mortasheen/depraven.htm Depraven's]] main attack.
12th Mar '17 2:15:22 PM nombretomado
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* In {{Mortasheen}}, this is the creature [[http://www.bogleech.com/mortasheen/depraven.htm Depraven's]] main attack.

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* In {{Mortasheen}}, ''TabletopGame/{{Mortasheen}}'', this is the creature [[http://www.bogleech.com/mortasheen/depraven.htm Depraven's]] main attack.
9th Feb '17 12:35:33 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/{{Nightwish}}'': The students go looking for ghosts in an abandoned mansion situated on top of of an abandoned mine, which turns out to be a breeding place for alien worms. They don't just burrow in people's chests, but all over the body, like a spider implanting hundreds of her young into a larger insect.
31st Jan '17 9:16:22 PM Willbyr
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* In ''Film/{{Prometheus}}'', [[spoiler:the Deacon skips the Xenomorph's Chest Burster stage and rips its way out of the Engineer's chest already a humanoid.]]
** And that thing came from [[spoiler: a chestburster that very nearly killed Shaw had she not quickly gotten it removed- made all the worse by the fact that her crewmates actively refused to help her, and she had to resort to the use of a machine ''programmed for men'' which cut her open and removed it while she was still fully conscious]].

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* In ''Film/{{Prometheus}}'', [[spoiler:the ''Film/{{Prometheus}}'':
** [[spoiler:The
Deacon skips the Xenomorph's Chest Burster stage and rips its way out of the Engineer's chest already a humanoid.]]
** And that thing came from [[spoiler: a [[spoiler:a chestburster that very nearly killed Shaw had she not quickly gotten it removed- made all the worse by the fact that her crewmates actively refused to help her, and she had to resort to the use of a machine ''programmed for men'' which cut her open and removed it while she was still fully conscious]].


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* In both the 1980 version of ''Humanoids From the Deep'' and its 1996 remake, the women impregnated by the Humanoids die horribly as the babies rip out of their bellies.
16th Jan '17 7:55:46 AM Dravencour
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* Several of ''{{Manga/Berserk}}'''s nastier monsters such as the trolls of Qliphoth and Emperor Ganishka's demonic Daka soldiers reproduce like parasites whose offspring kill the host. The former are conceived through [[FaceFullOfAlienWingWong rape of human women]], the later by immersing pregnant women in a vessel connected to Hell so that their children are corrupted in the womb. What both have in common is that once developed, they exit the host in the [[{{Gorn}} most gory and violent way possible]]. Young trolls grow quickly in the woman, until they claw and rip their way out of her stomach, then eat her still warm body. Baby Daka burst out of the abdomen, leaving the woman to bleed out, and get collected in cages by attendants.

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* Several of ''{{Manga/Berserk}}'''s nastier monsters such as the trolls of the Qliphoth and Emperor Ganishka's demonic Daka soldiers reproduce like parasites whose offspring kill the host. The former are conceived through [[FaceFullOfAlienWingWong rape of human women]], the later by immersing pregnant women in a vessel connected to Hell so that their children are corrupted in the womb. What both have in common is that once developed, they exit the host in the [[{{Gorn}} most gory and violent way possible]]. Young trolls grow quickly in the woman, until they claw and rip their way out of her stomach, then eat her still warm body. Baby Daka burst out of the abdomen, leaving the woman to bleed out, and get collected in cages by attendants.
9th Jan '17 4:10:05 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''ComicBook/{{Vampirella}} vs. Aliens'': Vampi is one of several people who get a FaceFullOfAlienWingWong and subsequent baby Xenomorphs bursting out of their chests. Notable in that she actually ''survives'' thanks to her durability as a vampire and HealingFactor.
14th Dec '16 3:20:44 PM dragonfire5000
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** Phorid flies breed by using ants as hosts for their young. The flies lay eggs in the ants, and when the larvae hatch, they slowly make their way toward the ant's head to "zombify" them. The horrifying part comes from the larva emitting a chemical that causes the ant's head to fall clean off, and eventually a full-grown phorid fly bursts out of the ant's decapitated head.
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