History Main / HungryJungle

20th Feb '16 7:44:34 PM GrammarNavi
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* "Literature/LeiningenVersusTheAnts" and its [[MacGyver adaptations]] take place in the Amazon. The jungle and its killer ants are viewed as invincible forces of nature by the natives.

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* "Literature/LeiningenVersusTheAnts" and its [[MacGyver [[Series/MacGyver adaptations]] take place in the Amazon. The jungle and its killer ants are viewed as invincible forces of nature by the natives.
7th Dec '15 12:54:03 AM NozzDogg
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* In ''TabletopGame/RocketAge'' most of Venus above the mists is covered in jungle, full of dinosaurs, giant insects and horrifying diseases.
30th Nov '15 2:33:16 PM ecuvulle6267
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* ''Literature/TheHungerGames'': a staple for the arenas at the Hunger Games.
1st Nov '15 2:41:11 PM TheGreatUnknown
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* Lustria in ''Warhamme Fantasy''. Basically the worst jungles in South America taken to eleven. It doesn't help that there's a race of killer dinosaur-people who want to sacrifice you to a giant snake-god, either...

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* Lustria in ''Warhamme Fantasy''.''TabletopGame/WarhammerFantasy''. Basically the worst jungles in South America taken to eleven. It doesn't help that there's a race of killer dinosaur-people who want to sacrifice you to a giant snake-god, either...
19th Oct '15 7:18:28 AM Morgenthaler
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** For example, the varzea of the Viisiiviisii in ''[[HumanxCommonwealth Drowning World]]''. Besides carnivorous animals (which do things like create sucking whirlpools in rivers and shoot toxic darts) and carnivorous plants (which move remarkably fast), spores and microplants and parasites will invade anyone who doesn't constantly try to clean them off, finding a way through even the best-sealed environmental clothing.

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** For example, the varzea of the Viisiiviisii in ''[[HumanxCommonwealth ''[[Literature/HumanxCommonwealth Drowning World]]''. Besides carnivorous animals (which do things like create sucking whirlpools in rivers and shoot toxic darts) and carnivorous plants (which move remarkably fast), spores and microplants and parasites will invade anyone who doesn't constantly try to clean them off, finding a way through even the best-sealed environmental clothing.



** The jungle of [[Literature/TheHeritageOfShannara Morrowindl]] is as bad or worse, being a dank, [[SwampsAreEvil swampy mess]], infested by predators, mutants, and Shadowen, including the monstrous Wisteron. The Black Oaks of Southland aren't much better, and characters go out of their way to avoid them, courtesy of the hungry wolf packs that make their home there. In ''TheSwordOfShannara'' this results in them screwing up and heading straight into the far worse [[SwampsAreEvil Mist Marsh]].

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** The jungle of [[Literature/TheHeritageOfShannara Morrowindl]] is as bad or worse, being a dank, [[SwampsAreEvil swampy mess]], infested by predators, mutants, and Shadowen, including the monstrous Wisteron. The Black Oaks of Southland aren't much better, and characters go out of their way to avoid them, courtesy of the hungry wolf packs that make their home there. In ''TheSwordOfShannara'' ''Literature/TheSwordOfShannara'' this results in them screwing up and heading straight into the far worse [[SwampsAreEvil Mist Marsh]].
23rd Jul '15 8:23:16 AM lorgskyegon
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* Of the dozens of people on the two expeditions in {{Literature/Congo}} by MichaelCrichton, only four are confirmed to have made it out alive (though some ran away earlier). A combo of this trope, a volcano, and KillerGorilla.
13th Apr '15 9:36:05 PM nombretomado
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* ''DawnOfWar: Dark Crusade'' has a map where the description is from the notes of a Commissar Caern, recording the final words of a trooper prior to his execution for treason, along the lines of "I can't take it anymore! This jungle's going to eat us alive!"

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* ''DawnOfWar: ''[[VideoGame/DawnOfWar Dawn of War: Dark Crusade'' Crusade]]'' has a map where the description is from the notes of a Commissar Caern, recording the final words of a trooper prior to his execution for treason, along the lines of "I can't take it anymore! This jungle's going to eat us alive!"
28th Feb '15 7:17:56 AM SeptimusHeap
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* In the ''DungeonsAndDragons'' module [=WG6=] ''Isle of the Ape'', the title island was exactly like this. Food and equipment rotted quickly. Filled with dinosaurs, cannibal natives and giant apes, it was made even worse because many spells simply didn't work there, making the party's spellcasters and magic items much less effective.

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* In the ''DungeonsAndDragons'' ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' module [=WG6=] ''Isle of the Ape'', the title island was exactly like this. Food and equipment rotted quickly. Filled with dinosaurs, cannibal natives and giant apes, it was made even worse because many spells simply didn't work there, making the party's spellcasters and magic items much less effective.



* In the ''{{Traveller}}'' Double Adventure "Marooned/Marooned Alone", one terrain type on the planet Pagliacci is "Jungle". The players can encounter [[QuicksandSucks quicksand]] and the alien equivalent of army ants. If the water isn't filtered it damages the drinker, and each week the {{PC}}'s must make saving rolls or suffer disease damage and/or equipment malfunction.

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* In the ''{{Traveller}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Traveller}}'' Double Adventure "Marooned/Marooned Alone", one terrain type on the planet Pagliacci is "Jungle". The players can encounter [[QuicksandSucks quicksand]] and the alien equivalent of army ants. If the water isn't filtered it damages the drinker, and each week the {{PC}}'s must make saving rolls or suffer disease damage and/or equipment malfunction.
28th Nov '14 9:36:51 PM WanderingBrowser
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* Loompaland in ''Literature/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'' is a DeathWorld jungle -- the Oompa-Loompas suffered from the double whammy of carnivorous predators, some of which could eat ten of them at a time, and unpalatable food. (Note: In the pre-{{Bowdlerised}} original text, they were black pygmies from DarkestAfrica rather than Caucasians from a fictitious country.) Yes, their lives as Willy Wonka's secret workforce may be HappinessInSlavery, but when ''this'' was the alternative...

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* Loompaland in ''Literature/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'' is a DeathWorld jungle -- the Oompa-Loompas suffered from the double whammy of carnivorous predators, some of which could eat ten of them at a time, and unpalatable food.food (caterpillars, tree bark and beetles). (Note: In the pre-{{Bowdlerised}} original text, they were black pygmies from DarkestAfrica rather than Caucasians from a fictitious country.) Yes, their lives as Willy Wonka's secret workforce may be HappinessInSlavery, but when ''this'' was the alternative...
1st Nov '14 12:58:21 PM Prfnoff
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* ''The Emperor Jones'' by Eugene O'Neill does the accelerating-with-nervousness version with the JungleDrums of the [[ChasedByAngryNatives angry natives out to kill Jones]]:
-->From the distant hills comes the faint, steady thump of a tom-tom, low and vibrating. It starts at a rate exactly corresponding to normal pulse beat--72 to the minute--and continues at a gradually accelerated rate from this point uninterruptedly to the very end of the play.
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''The Emperor Jones'' by Eugene O'Neill does the accelerating-with-nervousness version with the JungleDrums of the [[ChasedByAngryNatives angry natives out to kill Jones]]:
-->From the distant hills comes the faint, steady thump of a tom-tom, low and vibrating. It starts at a rate exactly corresponding to normal pulse beat--72 to the minute--and continues at a gradually accelerated rate from this point uninterruptedly to the very end of the play.
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