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8th May '17 8:23:27 AM Dvandemon
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** Also the series states the Hydra's life force is connected to a chain of donut shops called Monster Donuts that spawns a new location for every Hydra head.
16th Apr '17 7:35:23 PM mariic
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-->'''Phil''': "Will you forget the head-slicing thing?!"

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-->'''Phil''': "Will "[[LampshadeHanging Will you forget the head-slicing thing?!"thing?!]]"
4th Mar '17 2:20:33 PM nombretomado
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* This concept is the origin behind the name of the terrorist organization ComicBook/{{HYDRA}} in MarvelComics, though in practice it's essentially a boast about their never ending RedshirtArmy. Their motto is "Cut off one head, two more take its place". In ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'', this sets up one of Colonel Phillips' (played by Creator/TommyLeeJones) CMOA when, after shooting a HYDRA mook who just shouted the line, [[BondOneLiner quips]] "Let's go find two more." It also sets up the many times that an AntiHero decided to see whether the creed was literal at an individual level: with all the superheroes and supervillains running around, it would after all be easy to make an army of mooks with a twisted [[GoodThingYouCanHeal healing factor]]. The surviving mooks are often quite dismayed to realize that it's not.

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* This concept is the origin behind the name of the terrorist organization ComicBook/{{HYDRA}} in MarvelComics, Creator/MarvelComics, though in practice it's essentially a boast about their never ending RedshirtArmy. Their motto is "Cut off one head, two more take its place". In ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'', this sets up one of Colonel Phillips' (played by Creator/TommyLeeJones) CMOA when, after shooting a HYDRA mook who just shouted the line, [[BondOneLiner quips]] "Let's go find two more." It also sets up the many times that an AntiHero decided to see whether the creed was literal at an individual level: with all the superheroes and supervillains running around, it would after all be easy to make an army of mooks with a twisted [[GoodThingYouCanHeal healing factor]]. The surviving mooks are often quite dismayed to realize that it's not.
10th Feb '17 9:02:14 AM I_love_dragons
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This is where when you defeat an enemy, one or two more show up in its place, and so on until you perform some kind of specific attack to kill it for good. Named for the Hydra from Greek mythology, which had nine heads that grew two more heads whenever one was chopped off; the only way to destroy it was to cut off the heads and cauterize the stumps with fire before the head was able to grow back and multiply. Compare to {{Asteroids Monster}}s, in which a destroyed monster divides into several smaller versions of itself and you have to keep killing them until they are dead for good. Expect a lot of decapitation, even though this is probably the worst possible strategy to use.

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This is where when you defeat an enemy, one or two more show up in its place, and so on until you perform some kind of specific attack to kill it for good. Named for the Hydra from Greek mythology, which had nine heads that grew two more heads whenever one was chopped off; off;[[note]] Although some versions state it just keeps regenerating its severed heads instead of growing more. Thus the total number of heads would never exceed 9.[[/note]] the only way to destroy it was to cut off the heads and cauterize the stumps with fire before the head was able to grow back and multiply. Compare to {{Asteroids Monster}}s, in which a destroyed monster divides into several smaller versions of itself and you have to keep killing them until they are dead for good. Expect a lot of decapitation, even though this is probably the worst possible strategy to use.
26th Jan '17 9:26:51 PM Bedelato
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* Averted by actual hydrae in VideoGame/DwarfFortress, but played straight in some evil biomes, where ''individual severed body parts'' of a dead creature can rise up and attack. Now in these evil biomes all the wild animals are zombies, so the effect is that killing zombies creates more zombies. Only way to kill such zombies for good is by pulping.
17th Jan '17 8:58:35 PM SantosLHalper
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11th Jan '17 1:12:38 PM SantosLHalper
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* There's a small aquatic predator literally known as ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydra_(genus) Hydra]]'', and true to their name, they immediately grow into even more hydras when cut into pieces. Scientists actually divided it ''into its individual cells'' with hundreds of more hydras sprouting up from the ensuing goop. They're a pest in freshwater aquaria to fish fry and small shrimp in freshwater aquaria, and if you try and stop them by crushing them, well...

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* There's a small aquatic predator literally known as ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydra_(genus) Hydra]]'', and true to their name, they immediately grow into even more hydras when cut into pieces. Scientists actually divided it ''into its individual cells'' with hundreds of more hydras sprouting up from the ensuing goop. They're a pest threat in freshwater aquaria to fish fry and small shrimp in freshwater aquaria, and if you try and stop them by crushing them, well...
11th Jan '17 1:08:56 PM SantosLHalper
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* There's a small aquatic predator literally known as ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydra_(genus) Hydra]] because they immediately grow into even more hydras when severed. Scientists actually divided it ''into its individual cells'' with hundreds of hydras sprouting up from the cells. They're a pest in freshwater aquaria to fish fry and small shrimp in freshwater aquaria, and if you try and stop them by crushing them, well...

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* There's a small aquatic predator literally known as ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydra_(genus) Hydra]] because Hydra]]'', and true to their name, they immediately grow into even more hydras when severed. cut into pieces. Scientists actually divided it ''into its individual cells'' with hundreds of more hydras sprouting up from the cells.ensuing goop. They're a pest in freshwater aquaria to fish fry and small shrimp in freshwater aquaria, and if you try and stop them by crushing them, well...
11th Jan '17 1:07:45 PM SantosLHalper
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* Most directly related to the mythological hydra, if a planarian's head is split without severing it from the body (not that they can't survive ''that'') both halves can regenerate, ending up with a two-headed planarian.

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* Most directly related to There's a small aquatic predator literally known as ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydra_(genus) Hydra]] because they immediately grow into even more hydras when severed. Scientists actually divided it ''into its individual cells'' with hundreds of hydras sprouting up from the mythological hydra, cells. They're a pest in freshwater aquaria to fish fry and small shrimp in freshwater aquaria, and if you try and stop them by crushing them, well...
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a planarian's head is split without severing it from the body (not that they can't survive ''that'') both halves can regenerate, ending up with a two-headed planarian.planarian.
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9th Jan '17 7:56:09 AM Berrenta
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* Website/ThePirateBay. Sink a pirate ship, two more shall rise from the water. For years, people have tried to shut down the site; sometimes they pull it off for a few hours or days, but it never goes away for good. Reports say that all the magnet links are just 90MB, making it very easy to do this.
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