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27th Dec '17 6:47:17 AM Mhazard
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* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nematomorpha Horsehair Worms]] infect grasshoppers and praying mantises while young, then [[PuppeteerParasite influence their host to go to the water]] when they are ready to rip through its chest and begin their free-living existence.
25th Dec '17 10:27:15 AM Horn
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* ''WesternAnimation/DespicableMe2'' : Pollito (a Chicken) does this to Gru while attacking him at the restaraunt.

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* ''WesternAnimation/DespicableMe2'' : Pollito (a Chicken) does this to Gru while attacking him at the restaraunt.restaurant.



* [[spoiler: Reneesme]] from the ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' series. An odd version given that she is the [[spoiler:daughter]] of the two lead characters. Yep. Pure. Unadultered. Horror. [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids Written for teenaged girls.]] The character from whom she burst survives only by EmergencyTransformation.

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* [[spoiler: Reneesme]] from the ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' series. An odd version given that she is the [[spoiler:daughter]] of the two lead characters. Yep. Pure. Unadultered. Horror. [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids Written for teenaged teenage girls.]] The character from whom she burst survives only by EmergencyTransformation.



* ''Series/{{Angel}}:'' The episode "Lonely Hearts" had a parasitic demon that lept between victims, coming out of the chest of the old host, and burrowing into the back of the new one, after it had sex with the next victim.

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* ''Series/{{Angel}}:'' The episode "Lonely Hearts" had a parasitic demon that lept leapt between victims, coming out of the chest of the old host, and burrowing into the back of the new one, after it had sex with the next victim.



* In ''TabletopGame/HcSvntDracones'' [[http://hcsvntdracones-game.tumblr.com/post/91975466958/hsd-has-limitless-potential-for-adversary-and Whispers]] can liquify and "dive" into a potential host, seconds later either the host explodes and two Whispers emerge, or the host simply explodes.

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* In ''TabletopGame/HcSvntDracones'' [[http://hcsvntdracones-game.tumblr.com/post/91975466958/hsd-has-limitless-potential-for-adversary-and Whispers]] can liquify liquefy and "dive" into a potential host, seconds later either the host explodes and two Whispers emerge, or the host simply explodes.



** Or worse, spider wasps. They paralyze one or more spiders with their sting and store them in a safe place. Before closing the entrance, an egg is laid inside the victim. Once it hatches, the larva will feed on the paralysed spider(s). To make this more terrifying than the Xenomorphs, the spider is still alive while being eaten alive from the inside out; not only that, but the larva avoids killing the spider[[note]]By not eating the brain and the heart if you're curious[[/note]] as long as possible to keep it from decomposing. It's stated they were the inspiration for this trope.

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** Or worse, spider wasps. They paralyze one or more spiders with their sting and store them in a safe place. Before closing the entrance, an egg is laid inside the victim. Once it hatches, the larva will feed on the paralysed paralyzed spider(s). To make this more terrifying than the Xenomorphs, the spider is still alive while being eaten alive from the inside out; not only that, but the larva avoids killing the spider[[note]]By not eating the brain and the heart if you're curious[[/note]] as long as possible to keep it from decomposing. It's stated they were the inspiration for this trope.



* There is a type of fungus called Ophiocordyceps unilateralis, which possesses ants and controls them so it can make them crawl into a good spot to grow and reproduce in. After it forces the ant to go into a suitible spot it uses the sugars in the the ants body to live on and eventually leaves the ant as a husk. It will then grow out of the ant's body, ripping it open. Several ant species have developed counter-measures to this by observing ants with unusual behaviour and quickly guiding them far away so that the doomed ant won't infect the whole hive. It's quite efficient too.

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* There is a type of fungus called Ophiocordyceps unilateralis, which possesses ants and controls them so it can make them crawl into a good spot to grow and reproduce in. After it forces the ant to go into a suitible suitable spot it uses the sugars in the the ants body to live on and eventually leaves the ant as a husk. It will then grow out of the ant's body, ripping it open. Several ant species have developed counter-measures to this by observing ants with unusual behaviour behavior and quickly guiding them far away so that the doomed ant won't infect the whole hive. It's quite efficient too.



* 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 favor 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 Dec '17 4:57:33 AM Danzence
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** Or worse, spider wasps. They paralyze one or more spiders with their sting and store them in a safe place. Before closing the entrance, an egg is laid inside the victim. Once it hatches, the larva will feed on the paralysed spider(s). To make this more terrifying than the Xenomorphs, the spider is still alive while being eaten alive from the inside out; not only that, but the larva avoids killing the spider[[note]]By not eating the brain and the heart if you're curious[[/note]] as long as possible to keep it from decomposing. At least spiders can't feel pain. It's stated they were the inspiration for this trope.

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** Or worse, spider wasps. They paralyze one or more spiders with their sting and store them in a safe place. Before closing the entrance, an egg is laid inside the victim. Once it hatches, the larva will feed on the paralysed spider(s). To make this more terrifying than the Xenomorphs, the spider is still alive while being eaten alive from the inside out; not only that, but the larva avoids killing the spider[[note]]By not eating the brain and the heart if you're curious[[/note]] as long as possible to keep it from decomposing. At least spiders can't feel pain. It's stated they were the inspiration for this trope.
22nd Oct '17 11:33:41 PM darkemyst
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* In ''ComicBook/RedRobin'' Sac is a PestController that has thousands of poisonous spiders eat and claw their way out of one of his victims once the man has served his purpose.
15th Oct '17 4:10:42 PM colth
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* ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce'' : The Cold Opening to the episode "Super Bowl" has Steve bursting out of Dr. Weird's chest for unknown reasons.
3rd Sep '17 6:01:09 PM TMB
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* A variation on this in ''Series/WarOfTheWorlds'' where the alien joins with a human host through the chest, melds perfectly with the body, and when it wishes to leave the host it's arm bursts through the chest to touch the skin of a new host to repeat the process.
8th Aug '17 12:23:14 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/TheVoid'': Two women are impregnated with extradimensional monsters that later come violently bursting out of their stomachs.
26th Jul '17 12:22:05 PM Caps-luna
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** The mouse botfly plays the trope a little straighter. Its a lot like the human bot fly except it lives over a much greater range and is MUCH bigger in proportion to its host. Wile they prefer to live between the skin and muscle, they often get big enough that their anchoring spines tear holes that expose their poor hosts organs. If this happens, the cavities they leave upon erupting will indeed give the mouse a lethal infection.
12th Jul '17 4:13:02 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.

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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. Though this does lead to a winged Xenomorph later on...
21st Jun '17 7:05:08 PM Monolaf317
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* In VideoGame/ResidentEvil6, we get the Rasklapanje, a creature similar to the Regeneradors from VideoGame/ResidentEvil4. They infect others by drilling a hole into the victim's face and planting a parasite, which, in seconds, bursts out from the victims chest, fully grown.

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* In VideoGame/ResidentEvil6, ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil6'', we get the Rasklapanje, a creature similar to the Regeneradors from VideoGame/ResidentEvil4. They infect others by drilling a hole into the victim's face and planting a parasite, which, in seconds, bursts out from the victims chest, fully grown.



* In ''VideoGame/ConkersBadFurDay'' [[spoiler:[[BigBad Heinrich]] bursts out of the Panther King's chest in the final.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/ConkersBadFurDay'' ''VideoGame/ConkersBadFurDay'', [[spoiler:[[BigBad Heinrich]] bursts out of the Panther King's chest in the final.]]



* ''VideoGame/{{Covetous}}'' ends this way, with the parasitic twin emerging from its brother's stomach, killing him.

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* The Good Ending of ''VideoGame/{{Covetous}}'' ends this way, with the parasitic twin emerging from its brother's stomach, killing him.
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