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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.
30th Jul '17 9:50:28 AM RaygunJustice
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* Obscure example or not, it must be mentioned due to the very unusual handling of this trope: ''Curse of the Transhumans'' gives us the titular transhumans. They're extraordinarily smart, deliberately UncannyValley in appearance, and they eat humans. Psychologically speaking they are all also by and large sadists who enjoy eating humans while they're alive for fun and think children are the most wonderful food because they freak out so beautifully (even though they aren't big and thus yield little food). The interesting thing is that there's no attempt to humanize them or play this as a metaphor for addiction, they're just straight up evil, unrepentantly and happily so. It's VERY effective.
17th Jul '17 12:41:47 PM BeerBaron
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** The various [[OurWerebeastsAreDifferent lycanthropes]], [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent werewolf]] or otherwise, are magically cursed to hunt down man or mer monthly, if not nightly, or be at the edge of death when the transformation ends in the morning. Unusual for this trope, there's no actual eating involved in the game's canon; this particular form of Horror Hunger is due to the lycanthropy being a "gift" provided by the [[OurGodsAreDifferent Daedric Prince]] Hircine, whose sphere is the hunt.
** Many [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Vampire]] bloodlines [[TheyWalkAmongUs can pass as non-Vampires]] as long as they feed regularly. However, the longer a Vampire goes without feeding, the more [[GlamourFailure monstrous they become]] in both appearance and temperament, until the point that they go irrevocably insane and feral. These feral Vampires are referred to as "Bloodfiends." In ''Oblivion'', you can even come upon the journal of a vampire who was locked in a cellar by his wife. The first entries before he becomes trapped he's well-spoken, loving, friendly, and opposing the local prejudice. As his entrapment continues, though....

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** The various [[OurWerebeastsAreDifferent lycanthropes]], [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent werewolf]] or otherwise, are magically cursed to hunt down man or mer monthly, if not nightly, or be at the edge of death when the transformation ends in the morning. Unusual for For some, such as the Circle within the Companions in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'', this trope, there's no actual becomes a [[CannibalismSuperpower Cannibalistic Superpower]]. Consuming humanoid beings they've slain (or at least eating involved in the game's canon; this their hearts) allows were-creatures to recover lost health. This particular form of Horror Hunger is due to the lycanthropy being a "gift" provided by the [[OurGodsAreDifferent Daedric Prince]] Hircine, whose sphere is the hunt.
** Many [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Vampire]] bloodlines [[TheyWalkAmongUs [[TheMasquerade can pass as non-Vampires]] as long as they feed regularly. However, the longer a Vampire goes without feeding, the more [[GlamourFailure monstrous they become]] in both appearance and temperament, until the point that they go irrevocably insane and feral. These feral Vampires are referred to as "Bloodfiends." In ''Oblivion'', you can even come upon the journal of a vampire who was locked in a cellar by his wife. The first entries before he becomes trapped he's well-spoken, loving, friendly, and opposing the local prejudice. As his entrapment continues, though....
14th Jul '17 8:55:05 AM BeerBaron
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** Many Vampire bloodlines [[TheyWalkAmongUs can pass as non-Vampires]] as long as they feed regularly. However, the longer a Vampire goes without feeding, the more [[GlamourFailure monstrous they become]] in both appearance and temperament, until the point that they go irrevocably insane and feral. These feral Vampires are referred to as "Bloodfiends." In ''Oblivion'', you can even come upon the journal of a vampire who was locked in a cellar by his wife. The first entries before he becomes trapped he's well-spoken, loving, friendly, and opposing the local prejudice. As his entrapment continues, though....

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** Many Vampire [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Vampire]] bloodlines [[TheyWalkAmongUs can pass as non-Vampires]] as long as they feed regularly. However, the longer a Vampire goes without feeding, the more [[GlamourFailure monstrous they become]] in both appearance and temperament, until the point that they go irrevocably insane and feral. These feral Vampires are referred to as "Bloodfiends." In ''Oblivion'', you can even come upon the journal of a vampire who was locked in a cellar by his wife. The first entries before he becomes trapped he's well-spoken, loving, friendly, and opposing the local prejudice. As his entrapment continues, though....
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