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16th Oct '17 2:00:46 AM Arivne
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}'' and ''{{Earthdawn}}'' have the Horrors, creatures from the Astral Plane who live on the negative emotions of others. The Horrors can only eat negative emotions caused by their own actions.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}'' and ''{{Earthdawn}}'' have ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}''
** The game (along with ''TabletopGame/{{Earthdawn}}'') has
the Horrors, creatures from the Astral Plane who live on the negative emotions of others. The Horrors can only eat negative emotions caused by their own actions.


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** Supplement ''Howling Shadows''
*** Nocnitsa are spirits that feed off of the fear they cause in young children. They cause the children to have nightmares while sleeping. When the children wake up, the nocnitsa show them their worm-eaten, rotten faces to scare them into losing consciousness.
*** Stabbers are spirits that feed on the emotional energy from pain. They inflict pain on their victims by stabbing them with their barbed tentacles.
13th Sep '17 3:15:56 PM armogohma
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* In an [[DarkIsNotEvil oddly heroic]] variation, Maoh Satan of ''LightNovel/TheDevilIsAPartTimer'' is able to [[spoiler: regain his full powers when large numbers of people are in danger]] by feeding off of their fear.
12th Sep '17 4:13:23 PM nighttrainfm
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* Dementors from the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' series drain happiness and warmth from their surroundings, and can make someone relive their darkest memories. For this reason, they're kept as guards in the wizard prison of Azkaban, so that the prisoners can't work up the will to escape. You can fight off their effects with [[WeaksauceWeakness chocolate]] (chosen because Dementors' effects are like depression, which is weakened by chocolate) or creating a Patronus; a projection of your happiest memory which at its strongest takes the form of an animal spirit.

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* ''Literature/HarryPotter'':
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Dementors from the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' series drain happiness and warmth from their surroundings, and can make someone relive their darkest memories. For this reason, they're kept as guards in the wizard prison of Azkaban, so that the prisoners can't work up the will to escape. You can fight off their effects with [[WeaksauceWeakness chocolate]] (chosen because Dementors' effects are like depression, which is weakened by chocolate) or creating a Patronus; a projection of your happiest memory which at its strongest takes the form of an animal spirit.
12th Sep '17 4:12:15 PM nighttrainfm
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* Pennywise / IT in ''Film/It2017''. He makes a point of scaring the daylights out of his victims rather than going in for the kill, for the same reason the rest of us would season a well-cooked meal.
8th Sep '17 11:50:47 AM meanmetalmario
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* One ''WebComic/{{Oglaf}}'' strip introduces a wraith-thing that [[http://oglaf.com/withsympathy/ feeds on fear]]. [[spoiler:Notably, because it ''actually eats their fear'', the victim is left a FearlessFool.]]

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* One ''WebComic/{{Oglaf}}'' strip introduces a wraith-thing that [[http://oglaf.com/withsympathy/ feeds on fear]]. [[spoiler:Notably, because it ''actually eats their fear'', the actually ''eats'' fear, its victim is left a FearlessFool.FearlessFool, and promptly gets himself killed screwing around with a crocodile. The wraith muses that it should feel guilty about that, but for some reason it doesn't. Cue another wraith appearing, announcing that it feeds on regret.]]
8th Sep '17 7:36:26 AM AnotherEpicFail
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* Investigation of the notes in ''[[VideoGame/TheSecretWorld The Park]]'' reveals that Atlantic Island Park itself is one of these. [[spoiler: Basically, Nathaniel Winter found out that Solomon Island possesses a vast reservoir of dark power hidden deep beneath its soil; believing that this power source would be able to imbue him with magical abilities and make him immortal, he found that the power could only be unlocked through an influx of emotional energy - ideally positive ones. So, he built an amusement park on Solomon Island, augmenting it with siphoning machines to draw off the joy and happiness of any guests: as a result, people who visit the place end up walking away feeling scared... unless of course you're already experiencing depression or other emotional problems, in which case the park might just drive you insane, hence the massive amounts of murders and suicides that plagued Atlantic Island Park during its time in the spotlight. Main character Lorraine Maillard begins to suffer this particular side-effect herself as the game continues.]]
** Later on in ''VideoGame/TheSecretWorld'' proper, it's revealed that [[spoiler: as a result of unlocking the power he desired, Winter's been transformed into the Bogeyman - and now feeds directly on human fear.]]
24th Aug '17 1:10:52 PM Taxima
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* The Stone-Eyed Cyclops in ''WesternAnimation/{{Castlevania}}'' [[TakenForGranite turns its victims to stone]] with its eye to feed on their terror [[AndIMustScream while trapped in their own bodies]].
20th Aug '17 9:19:14 PM PaulA
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* Creator/MercedesLackey uses this in almost everything she writes.

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* %%* Creator/MercedesLackey uses this in almost everything she writes.
6th Jul '17 6:08:54 PM kome360
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* In ''Webcomic/AliceAndTheNightmare'', everything is powered by energy harvested from dreams of Earth people. It doesn't seem to be harmful, though.

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* In ''Webcomic/AliceAndTheNightmare'', everything is powered by energy harvested from dreams of Earth people. It doesn't seem As harmful as it might be to be harmful, though.the minds of small children, most of the danger is on Wonderland's side; children don't have the mental control to fight their fears, which promptly manifest as hulking murder-monsters and hunt down the invading Wonderlanders.
24th Jun '17 12:08:30 PM akanesarumara
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** Occasionally, a Light one snaps and goes on a rampage taking Power from the happy people around him. Why? In order to destabilize the status quo and make the world a better place. Naturally, the Night Watch usually tries to stop them, as this gives the Dark ones a blank check to do something bad. In ''New Watch'', one does so by going to a crowded soccer stadium and feeding off the energy of the fans of the winning team. Apparently, he amasses so much Power that not even a Mage Beyond Categorization can easily stop him. Anton uses the young mage's inexperience (the mage casts a shield that protects from any spell, instead of one to protect against spells ''and'' physical damage) to knock him out with a baton.

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** Occasionally, a Light one snaps and goes on a rampage taking Power from the happy people around him. Why? In order to destabilize the status quo and make the world a better place. Naturally, the Night Watch usually tries to stop them, as this gives the Dark ones a blank check to do something bad. In ''New Watch'', one does so by going to a crowded soccer stadium and feeding off the energy of the fans of the winning team. Apparently, he amasses so much Power that not even a Mage Beyond Categorization can easily stop him. Anton uses the young mage's inexperience (the mage casts a shield that protects from any spell, instead of one to protect against spells ''and'' physical damage) damage, which is expressly stated to be a rookie mistake most mages outgrow and ''fast'') to knock him out with a baton.
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