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9th Apr '18 9:03:06 PM IronicMouse
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* "Series/TwinPeaks". BOB feeds on fear and pain.

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* "Series/TwinPeaks".''Series/TwinPeaks''. BOB feeds on fear and pain.
30th Mar '18 2:22:24 PM Hjortron18
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** [[TheBully Bullies]] get satisfaction from seeing other people upset and vulnerable, and if you ignore them, they won't get that satisfaction.
*** Actually, ignoring them is highly ineffective. It shows the bully that if someone is trying to ignore them that the bullying IS having an effect, and that they will continue to pick on that person anyway. It also gives them an excuse to pick on you as they can always pretend that it does not bother anyone. If it did work then they would move on to another target. The "just ignore them" advice is usually given by people who don't want to deal with the problem of bullying.

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** [[TheBully Bullies]] get satisfaction from seeing other people upset and vulnerable, and if you ignore them, they won't get that satisfaction.
*** Actually,
unfortunately, even ignoring them is highly ineffective. It shows the bully that if someone is trying to ignore them that the bullying IS having an effect, and that they will continue to pick on that person anyway. It also gives them an excuse to pick on you as they can always pretend that it does not bother anyone. If it did work then they would move on to another target. The "just ignore them" advice is usually given by people who don't want to deal with the problem of bullying.
25th Mar '18 3:45:05 PM ultimomant
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** Scatterbrain, AKA Fascination, of the Technet (and later/earlier, of the time-travelling Special Executive). Her reliance on emotional nutrition, good, bad or anything-except-indifferent, sometimes has her following around characters because they're annoyed-- which makes her follow them more closely-- which makes them more annoyed etc. etc. Which... doesn't always work that well for her, like the time she did it to [[FlyingBrick Captain Britain]], who got so irritable that he started waving his arms around as he walked. One 'KLUDD!' later, and Scatterbrain was sprawled crosseyed against the far wall.

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** Scatterbrain, AKA Fascination, of the Technet (and later/earlier, of the time-travelling time-traveling Special Executive). Her reliance on emotional nutrition, good, bad or anything-except-indifferent, sometimes has her following around characters because they're annoyed-- which makes her follow them more closely-- which makes them more annoyed etc. etc. Which... doesn't always work that well for her, like the time she did it to [[FlyingBrick Captain Britain]], who got so irritable that he started waving his arms around as he walked. One 'KLUDD!' later, and Scatterbrain was sprawled crosseyed against the far wall.



* In ''ComicBook/{{Lucifer}}'', demons in Hell distil the torments of the damned into a powder which they use like snuff.

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* In ''ComicBook/{{Lucifer}}'', demons in Hell distil distill the torments of the damned into a powder which they use like snuff.


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* In ''Literature/FateStrangeFake'', UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper is a Berserker Servant with a Noble Phantasm called "From Hell: The Evil Mist Will Perish With London's Daybreak". This causes Jack to transform into a demon, based on the rumors of Jack really being a demon. The demon form's strength is increased by the latent fears and unease of everyone in a 5 km radius. So if it were used in a desert, it would only be about as strong as a large beast. If used in a city, it would truly be a force to be reckoned with.
17th Mar '18 5:19:57 PM WillBGood
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** The Black Lanterns in ''ComicBook/BlackestNight'' feed on the emotions of sentient beings to power up their battery. They come back in the body of people with emotional connections to those that still live (heroes, villains, emotional spectrum welders, lovers, friends...) and incite emotions in many ways, usually but not always by giving them Hannibal Lectures while fighting. They feed on Rage, Greed, Fear, Willpower, Hope, Compassion and Love, which means its just as dangerous to feel hopeful as it is to feel afraid. Their vision is full of black and shades of grey, and the only things with color are sentient beings full of emotions, which makes it possible to run from them if one contains his own emotions. When their targets are full of emotion, they rip out their hearts and feed on them, powering up their black power battery.

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** The Black Lanterns in ''ComicBook/BlackestNight'' feed on the emotions of sentient beings to power up their battery. They come back in the body of people with emotional connections to those that still live (heroes, villains, emotional spectrum welders, lovers, friends...) and incite emotions in many ways, usually but not always by giving them Hannibal Lectures {{Breaking Speech}}es while fighting. They feed on Rage, Greed, Fear, Willpower, Hope, Compassion and Love, which means its just as dangerous to feel hopeful as it is to feel afraid. Their vision is full of black and shades of grey, and the only things with color are sentient beings full of emotions, which makes it possible to run from them if one contains his own emotions. When their targets are full of emotion, they rip out their hearts and feed on them, powering up their black power battery.
12th Mar '18 3:55:01 PM MarkLungo
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** ComicBook/{{Raven}} of ''ComicBook/TeenTitans'' fame is somewhere in between, she ''does'' feed on negative emotions, like sadness, but has a hard time not absorbing ''any'' heightened emotion, such as excitement or joy. All she does is leave people feeling neutral though, so it's okay.

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** ComicBook/{{Raven}} of ''ComicBook/TeenTitans'' fame is somewhere in between, between; she ''does'' feed on negative emotions, like sadness, but has a hard time not absorbing ''any'' heightened emotion, such as excitement or joy. All she does is leave people feeling neutral though, so it's okay.



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* The titular terror in the ''ComicStrip/ThisModernWorld'' strip "[[https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2018/3/12/1748054/-Cartoon-The-thing-that-ate-America-s-brain The Thing That Ate America's Brain]]" is a tentacled BrainMonster that feeds on the "chaos, anger and turmoil" generated by UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump.
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* The [[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica Demons]] in ''FanFic/StarsAbove'' feed on a person's emotional core, referred to as their Heart.

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* The [[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica Demons]] Demons in the ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' fanfic ''FanFic/StarsAbove'' feed on a person's emotional core, referred to as their Heart.
10th Mar '18 9:57:22 AM lalalei2001
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----> '''Powerboy''': (to a restrained Supergirl) I ''feel''. Feel everyone else's hate, love, pain, fear... and it becomes ''this''..."(forms ball of black energy) Of course, you saw what happens when it goes the other way. But I hope you understand... I did it for you.

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----> ---> '''Powerboy''': (to a restrained Supergirl) I ''feel''. Feel everyone else's hate, love, pain, fear... and it becomes ''this''..."(forms ball of black energy) Of course, you saw what happens when it goes the other way. But I hope you understand... I did it for you.


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* In ''FanFic/DesertedDistractions'', demons in the Shadow Realm feed off of emotions, including negative and positive ones, and can drain happiness and warmth from their victims.
12th Jan '18 2:41:24 AM Racoon7
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* Also [[Creator/StephenKing Stephen King's]] book, Literature/It focuses on an inhuman ''thing'' posing as a clown that feasts on the fear (and flesh) of children.

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* Also from [[Creator/StephenKing Stephen King's]] book, Literature/It King]], the novel {{Literature/It}} focuses on an inhuman ''thing'' posing as a clown that feasts on the fear (and flesh) of children.
12th Jan '18 2:38:34 AM Racoon7
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* Also [[Creator/StephenKing Stephen King's]] book, Literature/It focuses on an inhuman ''thing'' posing as a clown that feasts on the fear (and flesh) of children.
9th Jan '18 5:14:08 AM Cryoclaste
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* WorldOfWarcraft has the Sha, who feed on whatever negative emotion they (and their offspring) represent. The most powerful Sha, however, doesn't need the emotion to be a negative one. After all, [[spoiler: Pride can sometimes be good, and Pride is the most powerful of all seven Sha.]]

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* WorldOfWarcraft ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' has the Sha, who feed on whatever negative emotion they (and their offspring) represent. The most powerful Sha, however, doesn't need the emotion to be a negative one. After all, [[spoiler: Pride can sometimes be good, and Pride is the most powerful of all seven Sha.]]
12th Dec '17 11:21:56 AM Adamslion
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Due to the RuleOfDrama, an emotion eater will rarely feed on positive emotions. Instead they will more likely draw nourishment from fear, hate, envy, or lust, and the process of seeding these emotions can turn Suburbia into a gangland ghetto. If they ''do'' feed off of positive emotions, expect them to drain the ability to ''feel'' these emotions from their victims, turning them into {{Empty Shell}}s. If they don't, we could just call it empathy.

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Due to the RuleOfDrama, an emotion eater will rarely feed on positive emotions. Instead they will more likely draw nourishment from fear, hate, envy, or lust, and the process of seeding these emotions can turn Suburbia into a gangland ghetto. If they ''do'' feed off of positive emotions, expect them in all likelihood their gimmick is to drain the ability to ''feel'' these emotions from their victims, turning them into {{Empty Shell}}s. If they don't, we could just call it empathy.
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For all the talk about how villainous Emotion Eaters are, albeit well-deserved, it should be noted that there ''are'' comparatively rare cases of those who use their powers benevolently.
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