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27th Nov '17 1:05:39 AM Harddick_Strokinoff
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* In the short spinoff zombie story ''She is a Slow Walker'', written and illustrated by Creator/JunjiIto, [[spoiler:an uninfected human starving in an apartment eats the flesh of his infected and decaying girlfriend, and turned into an infected as well]].
12th Oct '17 12:58:08 AM unexplainedEnemy
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* In the online browser game ''{{VideoGame/Fallen London}}'', [[spoiler: seekers of a certain name]] will find themselves experiencing this.
11th Oct '17 11:26:26 AM intastiel
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* Played with in ''TabletopGame/VampireTheRequiem''. As vampires get older, their Blood Potency (or BP) goes up, thickening their blood and (among other things) limiting their feeding options. At BP 3, animal blood stops sating their thirst, and the vampire ''has'' to start hunting humans. Then, at BP 7, human blood loses its effectiveness. The vampire then has a choice: he can start hunting other vampires, join the Ordo Dracul to learn a Coil that lets them hunt whoever they want, get a merit that lets him [[FoodChainOfEvil feed on another kind of monster instead]] (2e only), or go into Torpor to try to drive their BP back down to more manageable levels.

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* Played with In ''TabletopGame/VampireTheRequiem'':
** At the outset, vampires' hunger for blood can drive them into an animalistic frenzy, making it quite risky to be blood-starved
in ''TabletopGame/VampireTheRequiem''. As public when WarmBloodbagsAreEverywhere; it gets worse when their [[PowerLevels Blood Potency]] rises to the point that they have to target humans because [[VegetarianVampire feeding on animals]] no longer satisfies them.
** Ancient or exceptionally powerful
vampires get older, their Blood Potency (or BP) goes up, thickening their can only gain sustenance from the blood and (among other things) limiting their feeding options. At BP 3, animal blood stops sating their thirst, and the vampire ''has'' to start hunting humans. Then, at BP 7, human blood loses its effectiveness. The vampire then has a choice: he can start hunting of other vampires, join which is seen as horrific even in undead society. At that point, resting in Torpor for a few decades until their blood weakens to manageable levels is usually the Ordo Dracul to best option, though some learn a Coil that lets them hunt whoever they want, get a merit that lets him how to direct their Horror hunger at [[FoodChainOfEvil other supernatural entities instead]].
** {{Defied|Trope}} by the Ordo Dracul, a vampiric research organization: they have developed techniques to neutralize the Horror Hunger, last longer without blood, and remain able to
feed on another kind animals indefinitely. However, one of monster instead]] (2e only), or go into Torpor to try to drive their BP back down to more manageable levels.them notes that it feels pretty miserable, whereas EvilTastesGood...
22nd Sep '17 7:28:31 PM Theriocephalus
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* ''Uetora'' ("Hungry Tiger") is a Videogame/{{Touhou}} {{doujinshi}} by Zounose, starring Toramaru Shou. Okay, hands up - who else thought that a [[AgainstMyReligion vegetarian]] [[HungryMenace tiger]] {{youkai}} sounded like a bit of a stretch? [[spoiler:Basically, Shou went feral one full moon and started eating Nazrin, and now Mamizou is standing in for Nazrin while the real one recovers from the savaging Shou gave her. The rest of the temple youkai are mixing recently-deceased babies into the soil in the garden to try to take the edge off Shou's hunger.]] Shou herself doesn't realize any of this; all she knows is that the vegetables have been especially tasty lately.

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* ''Uetora'' ("Hungry Tiger") is a Videogame/{{Touhou}} ''Videogame/{{Touhou}}'' {{doujinshi}} by Zounose, starring Toramaru Shou. Okay, hands up - who else thought that a [[AgainstMyReligion vegetarian]] [[HungryMenace tiger]] {{youkai}} sounded like a bit of a stretch? [[spoiler:Basically, Shou went feral one full moon and started eating Nazrin, and now Mamizou is standing in for Nazrin while the real one recovers from the savaging Shou gave her. The rest of the temple youkai are mixing recently-deceased babies into the soil in the garden to try to take the edge off Shou's hunger.]] Shou herself doesn't realize any of this; all she knows is that the vegetables have been especially tasty lately.



* In [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9158568/1/When-the-Shadow-is-you When the Shadow is You]] Legolas turns into a some kind of [[spoiler:a vampire and discovers that elven blood keeps him sane]]. The angst is truly overwhelming.

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* In [[https://www.''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9158568/1/When-the-Shadow-is-you When the Shadow is You]] You]]'', Legolas turns into a some kind of [[spoiler:a vampire and discovers that elven blood keeps him sane]]. The angst is truly overwhelming.overwhelming.
* ''Fanfic/BesidesTheWillOfEvil'': Reiziger, the BigBad, is driven by a supernatural example: rather than consuming other beings physically, he is driven by a relentless, ceaseless hunger for the magic and lifeforce of everything he comes across, from other living beings to magical phenomena to entire worlds.
19th Sep '17 12:28:17 AM Doug86
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* ''{{Pathfinder}}'''s oracle curse of hunger is this : an oracle afflicted by this curse gains no benefit from magic effects that provide sustenance, gains a secondary bite natural attack that deals decent damage and suffers a painful hunger attack at the beginning of every encounter that gives the sickened condition and lasts until the oracle deals damage with his bite attack (ideally to an enemy).

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* ''{{Pathfinder}}'''s ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'''s oracle curse of hunger is this : an oracle afflicted by this curse gains no benefit from magic effects that provide sustenance, gains a secondary bite natural attack that deals decent damage and suffers a painful hunger attack at the beginning of every encounter that gives the sickened condition and lasts until the oracle deals damage with his bite attack (ideally to an enemy).
8th Sep '17 10:50:36 AM BattleMaster
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* Human Meta-Human Vampiric Virus (HMHVV) sufferers in ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}'', depending on their strain, need to either constantly drain living metahumans of [[LifeEnergy Essence]] (which counts in-game as an addiction) or eat metahuman flesh for sustenance (which doesn't, beyond how we're all addicted to having to eat). Either way it usually leads to this, though in theory it's possible for the second type to survive without harming anyone (by eating medical waste and raiding cemeteries). Most sufferers aren't that lucky however.

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* Human Meta-Human Vampiric Virus (HMHVV) sufferers in ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}'', depending on their strain, need to either constantly drain living metahumans of [[LifeEnergy Essence]] (which counts in-game as an addiction) or eat metahuman flesh for sustenance (which doesn't, beyond how we're all addicted to having to eat). Either way it usually leads to this, though in theory it's possible for the second type to survive without harming anyone (by eating medical waste and raiding cemeteries). Most sufferers aren't that lucky however. One group of ghouls in Chicago discovered that, while they tasted disgusting, Insect Spirits were apparently close enough to humans that they could survive by eating them and went into the extermination business.
25th Aug '17 5:01:54 PM GrammarNavi
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* In ''Fanfiction/ChrysalisVisitsTheHague'', changelings depend on sucking love from other creatures (just like in the show). It's implied they cannot digest actual food, and when they don't get to feed for too long, they become... [[HairTriggerTemper grumpy]]. For the sake of building a tepid relationship with her captors, Queen Chrysalis is ultimately thrown a dead chicken a day.

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* In ''Fanfiction/ChrysalisVisitsTheHague'', ''Fanfic/ChrysalisVisitsTheHague'', changelings depend on sucking love from other creatures (just like in the show). It's implied they cannot digest actual food, and when they don't get to feed for too long, they become... [[HairTriggerTemper grumpy]]. For the sake of building a tepid relationship with her captors, Queen Chrysalis is ultimately thrown a dead chicken a day.
20th Aug '17 11:15:27 PM PaulA
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* Creator/MercedesLackey's ''Children of the Night'' has an Unwillingly Evil character (Lackey's major characters come in three flavors: absolutely Good, absolutely Evil, and about-to-pull-a-HeelFaceTurn) who has been converted into a [[OurVampiresAreDifferent psivamp]]; he can only survive by empathically causing and feeding on strong negative emotions, rage and fear etc, in people. He can't control it very well, so they either die or "burn out", which is implied to be worse. The hunger is described as being ravenous and directly connected to his empathic ability, and even when he feeds it it's never really quiet. He tries to feed only on the attack junkies and rapists of New York, preying on the predators, but the hunger doesn't distinguish between these people and their victims, and he knows he won't be able to do this for long before he loses control. At the end of the book, after helping the heroes take out the BigBad whose side he started on, he commits suicide.

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* Creator/MercedesLackey's ''Children of the Night'' ''Literature/ChildrenOfTheNight'' has an Unwillingly Evil character (Lackey's major characters come in three flavors: absolutely Good, absolutely Evil, and about-to-pull-a-HeelFaceTurn) who has been converted into a [[OurVampiresAreDifferent psivamp]]; he can only survive by empathically causing and feeding on strong negative emotions, rage and fear etc, in people. He can't control it very well, so they either die or "burn out", which is implied to be worse. The hunger is described as being ravenous and directly connected to his empathic ability, and even when he feeds it it's never really quiet. He tries to feed only on the attack junkies and rapists of New York, preying on the predators, but the hunger doesn't distinguish between these people and their victims, and he knows he won't be able to do this for long before he loses control. At the end of the book, after helping the heroes take out the BigBad whose side he started on, he commits suicide.
7th Aug '17 10:09:00 AM BeerBaron
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** The Ideal Masters are immortal beings who [[WasOnceAMan were once powerful mortal sorcerers]] during the Merethic Era. After finding their mortal forms to be too weak and limiting, they entered Oblivion as [[EnergyBeing beings of pure energy]] and settled an area of "chaotic creatia", forming the [[SpiritWorld Soul Cairn]]. The Ideal Masters are most infamous for their [[YourSoulIsMine trafficking in souls]], especially "Black" sapient souls. All souls trapped in soul gems end up in the Soul Cairn and are considered property of the Ideal Masters. They are desperate to fill the Soul Cairn up with more souls, often [[DealWithTheDevil making deals]] with mortals to give them more. While the Ideal Masters tend not to take physical forms, they can giant soul gem forms within the Soul Cairn, in which they can drain the souls from any mortals who get too close.
30th Jul '17 4:38:08 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/{{Vampirella}}'': The bad guys take away Vampirella's synthetic blood vials and lock her up with her human ally Adam Van Helsing so that she'll be forced to feed on him. After she tries to resist the urge for a while, he offers himself voluntarily so that she can regain enough strength to take on Vlad on her own.
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