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27th May '16 3:29:01 PM margdean56
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Other times, the beast is a RightHandAttackDog -- a pet or other creature that the villain keeps around for some reason, which he uses to dispose of victims, and more than one villain's underling has met their end in this way, usually after they've [[YouHaveFailedMe failed him]] or [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness outlived their usefulness]]. If a villain tries to do this to the hero, expect the hero to kill the beast or escape in some other fashion. It's also not uncommon for villains fond of feeding people to beasts to [[KarmicDeath meet their end]] by [[JustDesserts being eaten by the beast]] [[HoistByHisOwnPetard in turn]], if the hero didn't kill the beast beforehand.

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Other times, the beast is a RightHandAttackDog -- a pet or other creature that the villain keeps around for some reason, which he uses to dispose of victims, and more than one villain's underling has met their end in this way, usually after they've [[YouHaveFailedMe failed him]] or [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness outlived their usefulness]]. If a villain tries to do this to the hero, expect the hero to kill the beast or escape in some other fashion. It's also not uncommon for villains fond of feeding people to beasts to [[KarmicDeath meet their end]] by [[JustDesserts being eaten by the beast]] [[HoistByHisOwnPetard in turn]], if the hero didn't doesn't kill the beast beforehand.



** He also enjoys feeding them to the Taxxons as well.

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** He also enjoys feeding them to the Taxxons as well.Taxxons.



* As the HistoricalFiction book ''Fabiola'' by Cardinal Nicholas Wiseman was set in the middle of Diocletian's persecution of Christians, it happens more than once. The most noticeable victim is [[spoiler: the local NiceGuy and PrincelyYoungMan Pancratius ([[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pancras_of_Rome aka Saint Pancras]]), who's given a SlashedThroat by a black panther. Despite how Pancras's legend says he [[OffWithHisHead was decapitated]].
* ''Literature/ThievesWorld'' short story "Blood Brothers" by Joe Haldeman. The barkeep One-Thumb buys a block of krrf (an expensive drug) from a man and slips him a paralyzing drug. He then cuts up the man's body while he's helpless and feeds him to his dogs. He killed him to avoid having to pay him and because the man was a relative of the magistrate who ordered One-Thimb's thumb cut off.

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* As the HistoricalFiction book ''Fabiola'' by Cardinal Nicholas Wiseman was set in the middle of Diocletian's persecution of Christians, it happens more than once. The most noticeable victim is [[spoiler: the local NiceGuy and PrincelyYoungMan Pancratius ([[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pancras_of_Rome aka Saint Pancras]]), Pancras]])]], who's given a SlashedThroat by a black panther. Despite how Pancras's legend says he [[OffWithHisHead was decapitated]].
* ''Literature/ThievesWorld'' short story "Blood Brothers" by Joe Haldeman. The barkeep One-Thumb buys a block of krrf (an expensive drug) from a man and slips him a paralyzing drug. He then cuts up the man's body while he's helpless and feeds him to his dogs. He killed him to avoid having to pay him and because the man was a relative of the magistrate who ordered One-Thimb's One-Thumb's thumb cut off.



* In the legend of [[Myth/SaintGeorge Saint George and the Dragon]], the inhabitans of a town threatened by a dragon, having already fed their entire lifestock to the monster, [[LotteryOfDoom cast lots]] to determine whose children are to be fed to the dragon to appease it. Fortunately and on the very day the only daughter of the local king is about to be delivered to the beast, the dragon is killed by St. George.
* OlderThanFeudalism: ''Literature/TheBible'' has the story of Daniel, who was thrown into a lion's den due to a law that some princes had tricked King Darius, who liked Daniel, into passing because they were jealous of his faith and hard work. Daniel, who has always been faithful to the Lord, was protected by one of God's angels, who shut the mouths of the lions. When the king learned that Daniel was still alive after spending the entire night in the den, he had Daniel taken out of the lion's den and the princes and their families thrown in instead, where they promptly got eaten by the lions.

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* In the legend of [[Myth/SaintGeorge Saint George and the Dragon]], the inhabitans inhabitants of a town threatened by a dragon, having already fed all their entire lifestock livestock to the monster, [[LotteryOfDoom cast lots]] to determine whose children are to be fed to the dragon to appease it. Fortunately and on the very day the only daughter of the local king is about to be delivered to the beast, the dragon is killed by St. George.
* OlderThanFeudalism: ''Literature/TheBible'' has the story of Daniel, who was thrown into a lion's den due to a law that some princes had tricked King Darius, who liked Daniel, into passing because they were jealous of his faith and hard work. Daniel, who has had always been faithful to the Lord, was protected by one of God's angels, who shut the mouths of the lions. When the king learned that Daniel was still alive after spending the entire night in the den, he had Daniel taken out of the lion's den and the princes and their families thrown in instead, where they promptly got eaten by the lions.



*** ''Damnatio ad bestias'' was the usual Roman punishment of particularly vicious murderers and those convicted from high treason.
** According to legend, St. Margaret was sentenced to be fed to a dragon. Large constrictor snakes, such as African rock python, are known to be able to smother and devour large prey - occassionally children and youngsters. They also often were referred as "dragons". The Romans knew the rock python, and if Margaret was a petite lady and the snake had been a large specimen, the legend may well be plausible.

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*** ''Damnatio ad bestias'' was the usual Roman punishment of particularly vicious murderers and those convicted from of high treason.
** According to legend, St. Margaret was sentenced to be fed to a dragon. Large constrictor snakes, such as the African rock python, are known to be able to smother and devour large prey - occassionally -- occasionally children and youngsters. They also often were referred to as "dragons". The Romans knew the rock python, and if Margaret was a petite lady and the snake had been was a large specimen, the legend may well be plausible.
16th May '16 12:20:13 PM Doug86
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* In Creator/RobertEHoward's "Literature/TheScarletCitadel," Tsotha imprisons ConanTheBarbarian in the dungeons below the title citadel, with the intent of having him be eaten by Satha, another big-ass snake. The snake ends up killing a slave of Tsotha's who was planning to kill Conan in revenge for his brother's death during Conan's pirate days, when he was called Amra.

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* In Creator/RobertEHoward's "Literature/TheScarletCitadel," Tsotha imprisons ConanTheBarbarian Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian in the dungeons below the title citadel, with the intent of having him be eaten by Satha, another big-ass snake. The snake ends up killing a slave of Tsotha's who was planning to kill Conan in revenge for his brother's death during Conan's pirate days, when he was called Amra.
10th May '16 7:58:31 AM Vox
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** And once he's short one Rancor, he tries it again with the Sarlacc.

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** And once he's short one Rancor, he tries it again with the Sarlacc. This would have been a [[FateWorseThanDeath considerably worse fate than merely being eaten and killed]], as apparently Sarlaccs [[AndIMustScream keep their prey alive for a thousand years while they're slowly and painfully digested.]]
24th Apr '16 6:59:37 AM Mhazard
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'' ''Wasteland Workshop'', you can capture raiders to your settlements and pit them with your pet Deathclaws.
15th Mar '16 11:41:04 PM Jeduthun
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See also JustDesserts, EatenAlive, and EatMe.

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See also JustDesserts, EatenAlive, and EatMe. May overlap with ThrowEmToTheWolves (although in that trope metaphorical "wolves" are also allowed) and ExitPursuedByABear.



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20th Feb '16 2:45:56 PM Theriocephalus
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** The Geonosians actually did this with an Acklay (a semi-aquatic lobster-praying mantis hybrid), a Nexu (a porcupine-tiger hybrid with four eyes and two tails), and a Reek (a minotaurlike monster with three horns on its head).

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** The Geonosians actually did this with an Acklay (a semi-aquatic lobster-praying mantis hybrid), a Nexu (a porcupine-tiger hybrid with four eyes and two tails), and a Reek (a minotaurlike monster like a cross between a bull and a rhino, with three horns on its head).
5th Jan '16 3:58:50 PM StFan
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* Ratigan feeds a hapless lackey to his pet cat Felicia in ''Disney/TheGreatMouseDetective.'' Weird, because the professor himself is a rodent. (Or possibly fitting, to emphasize his cruelty, and [[{{Badass}} badassery]] - a rat training a cat to be completely loyal is a pretty impressive thing.)

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* Ratigan feeds a hapless lackey to his pet cat Felicia in ''Disney/TheGreatMouseDetective.'' ''Disney/TheGreatMouseDetective''. Weird, because the professor himself is a rodent. (Or possibly fitting, to emphasize his cruelty, and [[{{Badass}} badassery]] - -- a rat training a cat to be completely loyal is a pretty impressive thing.)



* In ''WesternAnimation/TheGreatMouseDetective'', Professor Ratigan does this to a minion who [[BerserkButton called him a rat]]. Of course, given the context, the beast is a cat.



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26th Dec '15 4:22:53 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the short story 'Sandkings' by GeorgeRRMartin the main character gets into the habit of feeding people to his new pets, the eponymous insect-like alien monsters.
** Notably, this short story was later (very) loosely adapted into the pilot episode of the 1995 relaunch of ''Series/TheOuterLimits'' TV series.

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* In the short story 'Sandkings' by GeorgeRRMartin Creator/GeorgeRRMartin the main character gets into the habit of feeding people to his new pets, the eponymous insect-like alien monsters.
** Notably, this short story was later (very) loosely adapted into the pilot episode of the 1995 relaunch of ''Series/TheOuterLimits'' TV series.
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22nd Dec '15 5:00:12 AM Hanz
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* ''VideoGame/RyuGaGotoku 2'' has Sengoku trying to feed Kiryu Kazuma to his two pet tigers after Kazuma [[PapaWolf tears through his men to get Haruka back]]. Kazuma being a consummate {{badass}}, however, he ends up killing both of them.

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* ''VideoGame/RyuGaGotoku ''Videogame/{{Yakuza}} 2'' has Sengoku trying to feed Kiryu Kazuma to his two pet tigers after Kazuma [[PapaWolf tears through his men to get Haruka back]]. Kazuma being a consummate {{badass}}, however, he ends up killing both of them.
8th Nov '15 12:35:37 AM darksoul4242
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* In ''Manga/FushigiYuugi'', the Priestess is technically a VirginSacrifice for the [[TheFourGods Beast God]] she summons. It also functions as a SecretTestOfCharacter; if she uses her wishes [[GreaterNeedThanMine for the good of others over herself]] ''and'' [[PluckyGirl possesses enough strength of will]], she can escape having her soul eaten. [[spoiler: Out of the four priestesses, two (Miaka and Suzuno) escape, since both are too plucky to be devored. The third (Takiko) [[IllGirl was dying already]] ''and'' [[HeroicSelfDeprecation her strong will was paire with lots of self-hate]], so Genbu started to eat her soul and her dad {{mercy kill}}ed her. The fourth (Yui) is fully devoured due to having been first broken and then manipulated by Nakago, but Miaka uses one of her wishes to bring her BackFromTheDead.]]

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* In ''Manga/FushigiYuugi'', the Priestess is technically a VirginSacrifice for the [[TheFourGods Beast God]] she summons. It also functions as a SecretTestOfCharacter; if she uses her wishes [[GreaterNeedThanMine for the good of others over herself]] ''and'' [[PluckyGirl possesses enough strength of will]], she can escape having her soul eaten. [[spoiler: Out of the four priestesses, two (Miaka and Suzuno) escape, since both are too plucky to be devored. The third (Takiko) [[IllGirl was dying already]] ''and'' [[HeroicSelfDeprecation her strong will was paire paired with lots of self-hate]], so Genbu started to eat her soul and her dad {{mercy kill}}ed her. The fourth (Yui) is fully devoured due to having been first broken and then manipulated by Nakago, but Miaka uses one of her wishes to bring her BackFromTheDead.]]
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