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* ''ComicBook/{{Arawn}}'': After becoming the god of death thanks to the [[ArtifactOfDoom Cauldron of Blood]], Arawn is able to spontaneously summon black tentacles from his body.
29th Aug '17 8:27:03 AM BeerBaron
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* In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'''s Dragonborn expansion, the player, upon defeating Miraak and swearing fealty to Hermaeus Mora, becomes the champion of one of few Daedra practically renowned for their obsession over tentacles and mind-eating abysses. As well as several more subtle "forbidden knowledge" type powers gained through the journey in Apocrypha, the player is provided with a set of tentacle-tastic armor, a staff and sword which wriggle and drip slime, and the unholy ability to summon pools of necrotic darkness, tentacles, and floating eyes.

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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
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In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'''s Dragonborn expansion, ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'', the player, upon defeating Miraak BigBad is Dagoth Ur, a PhysicalGod DeityOfHumanOrigin who gained his power by tapping into the [[CosmicKeystone Heart]] of a [[GodIsDead "dead" god]]. Aside from his CompleteImmortality [[spoiler:(at least until his connection to the Heart is severed)]], he also gains the power to create and swearing fealty spread the [[ViralTransformation Corprus]] [[MysticalPlague Disease]], a form of TheCorruption which turns sufferers into Dagoth's mindless, BodyHorror, HumanoidAbomination, PlagueZombie minions.
** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'':
*** Peryite, the [[OurGodsAreDifferent Daedric Prince]] of [[{{Plaguemaster}} Pestilence]] and Tasks, offers a quest
to Hermaeus Mora, becomes kill the leader of a group of his rogue followers who have been "[[BlessedWithSuck blessed]]" with a particular MysticalPlague. One of the effects of the plague gives the suffers a weaponized version of ''projectile vomiting''. Before going rogue, Peryite intended to have these followers spread the plague to the entire world.
*** In the ''Dragonborn'' DLC, the [[PlayerCharacter Dragonborn]] has to defeat EvilCounterpart BigBad Miraak, who also happens to be
the champion of one Hermaeus Mora, the Daedric Prince of few Daedra practically renowned for their obsession over tentacles [[TheseAreThingsManWasNotMeantToKnow Knowledge]] and mind-eating abysses. As well as several more subtle "forbidden knowledge" type powers gained through the journey in Apocrypha, only Daedric Prince who doesn't bother using AFormYouAreComfortableWith (preferring to appear as a true EldritchAbomination). After defeating Miraak, [[spoiler:Mora proclaims the player is provided with Dragonborn to be [[YouKillItYouBoughtIt his new champion]]]]. He grants a set of tentacle-tastic armor, a staff and sword which wriggle and drip slime, and the unholy ability to summon pools of necrotic darkness, tentacles, and floating eyes.
13th Aug '17 5:27:48 AM narm00
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* In the New 52 ''ComicBook/AnimalMan'' series, Buddy Baker becomes infused with more power from The Red(the metaphysical manifestation of the Animal Kingdom, and the animal equivalent to ''ComicBook/SwampThing'''s The Green), and his power to use animal abilities is morphed into actually physically manifesting animal characteristics. These transformations are [[BodyHorror visceral and not pleasant to look at]].

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* In the New 52 ''ComicBook/AnimalMan'' series, Buddy Baker becomes infused with more power from The Red(the Red (the metaphysical manifestation of the Animal Kingdom, and the animal equivalent to ''ComicBook/SwampThing'''s The Green), and his power to use animal abilities is morphed into actually physically manifesting animal characteristics. These transformations are [[BodyHorror visceral and not pleasant to look at]].



** In ''TabletopGame/PrincessTheHopeful'', A lot of [[TheHeartless Darkened]] tend to develop abilities like this, such as growing a gigantic mouth filled with teeth, turning their arms into claws or spitting acid. Being warped by [[TheCorruption the All-Consuming Darkness]] will do that to your body.

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** In ''TabletopGame/PrincessTheHopeful'', A a lot of [[TheHeartless Darkened]] tend to develop abilities like this, such as growing a gigantic mouth filled with teeth, turning their arms into claws or spitting acid. Being warped by [[TheCorruption the All-Consuming Darkness]] will do that to your body.
7th Aug '17 9:26:04 AM Dravencour
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# The powers may or may not require [[PowerAtAPrice specific criteria to be fulfilled in order to be gained]]. A price, so to speak. For example, a dark sacrificial ritual must be performed to summon a god that may grant said powers. Another good example would be to make a literal deal with a demon so that he can give you powers at the cost of your soul.

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# The powers may or may not require [[PowerAtAPrice specific criteria to be fulfilled in order to be gained]]. A price, so to speak. For example, a dark sacrificial ritual must be performed to summon a god that may grant said powers. Another good example would be to make a literal [[DealWithTheDevil deal with a demon demon]] so that he can give you powers at the cost of your soul.
6th Aug '17 12:05:11 PM LentilSandEater
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* Alpha from the ''WesternAnimation/MenInBlack'' cartoon, due to grafting alien body parts onto himself. Whenever he looks like an ordinary human, you can bet he's really seconds away from sprouting tentacles - and less and less of him is human every time he reappears.
** Oh, and the aliens those parts came from? ''[[OrganTheft They didn't exactly volunteer to give them up.]]''
*** Worse, in his first form, he had actually stolen a few heads. And they are ''still alive'' within Alpha's body. They actually talk.

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* Alpha from the ''WesternAnimation/MenInBlack'' cartoon, due to grafting alien body parts onto himself. Whenever he looks like an ordinary human, you can bet he's really seconds away from sprouting tentacles - and less and less of him is human every time he reappears.
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reappears. Oh, and the aliens those parts came from? ''[[OrganTheft They didn't exactly volunteer to give them up.]]''
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]]''. Worse, in his first form, he had actually stolen a few heads. And they are ''still alive'' within Alpha's body. They actually talk.
6th Aug '17 12:04:07 PM LentilSandEater
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* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' give us bloodbending, a sub-type of waterbending which can turn victims into PeoplePuppets [[spoiler:or remove their bending abilities]] by bending their body fluids.

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* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' give us bloodbending, a sub-type of waterbending which can turn victims into PeoplePuppets [[spoiler:or remove their bending abilities]] by bending their body fluids. Whereas most types of bending looks like standard martial arts, bloodbending looks very much like a puppeteer at work. A body under control of a bloodbender tends to shake and make ''really'' disturbing sounds.
6th Aug '17 12:00:44 PM LentilSandEater
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* Bombardier beetles can spray a jet of boiling acid from their abdomens.
** No, not a jet. A [[MadeOfExplodium small chemical explosion]]. Oh, and they don't have an orifice for it to come out of. It just explodes out through their skin (fortunately it's a pretty weak explosion, so they aren't really hurt by this).
* Starfish feed by moving their stomachs out through their mouths and over whatever they're eating. [[AsteroidsMonster They also clone themselves when they lose a limb.]]
** Some species of starfish have clams as their favorite food. How do they get to the tasty clam meat inside? By breaking open the shell with a rock like an otter? No! They latch onto the clam, FaceFullOfAlienWingWong-style and ''force'' the shell open! The clam can only watch in horror as its only line of defense is pulled away and the starfish's stomach acids leak inside!
* Most (if not all species) of octopuses can: strangle and crush enemies or prey with their tentacles, confuse them by spraying black ink into the water, paralyze them with potent toxins from their beak-like mouthparts, or change their coloring at will. Some species can even change their texture and limb orientation so they look like harmless seaweed or fish. It's like ''VideoGame/{{Prototype}}'', but in real life!
** The mimic octopus can mimic twelve species, one of them being a venomous snake.

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* Bombardier beetles can spray a jet of boiling acid from their abdomens.
** No, not a jet. A
[[MadeOfExplodium small chemical explosion]]. Oh, and explosion]] of boiling acid from their abdomens. And they don't have an orifice for it to come out of. It just explodes out through their skin (fortunately it's a pretty weak explosion, so they aren't really hurt by this).
* Starfish feed by moving their stomachs out through their mouths and over whatever they're eating. [[AsteroidsMonster They also clone themselves when they lose a limb.]]
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]] Some species of starfish have clams as their favorite food. How do they get to the tasty clam meat inside? By breaking open the shell with a rock like an otter? No! They latch onto the clam, FaceFullOfAlienWingWong-style and ''force'' the shell open! The clam can only watch in horror as its only line of defense is pulled away and the starfish's stomach acids leak inside!
* Most (if not all species) of octopuses can: strangle and crush enemies or prey with their tentacles, confuse them by spraying black ink into the water, paralyze them with potent toxins from their beak-like mouthparts, or change their coloring at will. Some species can even change their texture and limb orientation so they look like harmless seaweed or fish. It's like ''VideoGame/{{Prototype}}'', but in real life!
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life! The mimic octopus can mimic twelve species, one of them being a venomous snake.
10th Jul '17 5:32:04 PM Narsil
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# The powers may or may not be hard to control (at first, at least). This makes sense. After all, the user's powers are eldritch and alien in nature, so not only are they hard to understand, but also, nobody's really sure how they work, including the user, wich will obviously make it hard for him to use them correctly. Maybe he'll destroy something he doesn't want to destroy by accident? Maybe his powers will have unexpected side-effects on whoever or whatever he uses them on? Maybe his powers will change and become different as time goes on?

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# The powers may or may not be hard to control (at first, at least). This makes sense. After all, the user's powers are eldritch and alien in nature, so not only are they hard to understand, but also, nobody's really sure how they work, including the user, wich which will obviously make it hard for him to use them correctly. Maybe he'll destroy something he doesn't want to destroy by accident? Maybe his powers will have unexpected side-effects on whoever or whatever he uses them on? Maybe his powers will change and become different as time goes on?


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* Series/HemlockGrove: [[spoiler:Christina]] chooses to become a werewolf, by drinking from a werewolf's paw-print. Unlike natural werewolves, this character can change at will, not just when the moon is full--but also unlike natural werewolves, the character can't control the wolf's bloodlust. The character also shows physical manifestations even in human form, like hair gradually turning white with each change.
6th Jul '17 11:15:01 PM merotoker
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Usually, when you gain some special ability, it will manifest in some fairly conventional forms. [[PureEnergy Energy blasts]], PsychicPowers, [[NighInvulnerability steel skin]], [[ElementalPowers control over different forms of matter]] and varieties of {{magic}} are all relatively common. Despite how fantastic some of these abilties may be, there is usually an underlying science or logic and at the least it seems normal or standard in the story's setting.

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Usually, when you gain some special ability, it will manifest in some fairly conventional forms. [[PureEnergy Energy blasts]], PsychicPowers, [[NighInvulnerability steel skin]], [[ElementalPowers control over different forms of matter]] and varieties of {{magic}} are all relatively common. Despite how fantastic some of these abilties abilities may be, there is usually an underlying science or logic and at the least it seems normal or standard in the story's setting.



# The powers themselves may or may not produce strange side effects on the user. It usually varies and depends on how the user gains his powers, the user himself or the very nature of the powers themselves. side effects may range from small to gigantic. For exemple, the user could develop a [[SuperPoweredEvilSide dark side if the source of his powers is malevolent in nature]] (like [[BlackMagic black magic]], for example).
# The powers may or may not require [[PowerAtAPrice specific criteria to be fulfilled in order to be gained]]. A price, so to speak. For exemple, a dark sacrificial ritual must be performed to summon a god that may grant said powers. Another good exemple would be to make a literal deal with a demon so that he can give you powers at the cost of your soul.

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# The powers themselves may or may not produce strange side effects on the user. It usually varies and depends on how the user gains his powers, the user himself or the very nature of the powers themselves. side effects may range from small to gigantic. For exemple, example, the user could develop a [[SuperPoweredEvilSide dark side if the source of his powers is malevolent in nature]] (like [[BlackMagic black magic]], for example).
# The powers may or may not require [[PowerAtAPrice specific criteria to be fulfilled in order to be gained]]. A price, so to speak. For exemple, example, a dark sacrificial ritual must be performed to summon a god that may grant said powers. Another good exemple example would be to make a literal deal with a demon so that he can give you powers at the cost of your soul.



** The {{Omake}} at the end of Shippuden episode 110 strongly implies that [[EyeScream his eyes are empty sockets]]

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** The {{Omake}} [[BonusMaterial Omake]] at the end of Shippuden episode 110 strongly implies that [[EyeScream his eyes are empty sockets]]



** Obviously, the [[HumanoidAbomination Kishin]] [[BiggerBad Asura]] excels at this. Aside from carrying an aura of all-permeating madness that causes anyone near him to undergo horrifying hallucinations, he wears his own streched-out skin as a scarf and can use it as CombatTentacles. On top of that he can messily regurgitate a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vajra vajra]] (which he gained by ''eating his [[EquippableAlly Demon Weapon]] alive'') from his throat and use it to fire off FrickinLaserBeams. He can also regrow lost limbs entirely, a process which is agonizingly painful for him, but he simply ''doesn't care.''

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** Obviously, the [[HumanoidAbomination Kishin]] [[BiggerBad Asura]] excels at this. Aside from carrying an aura of all-permeating madness that causes anyone near him to undergo horrifying hallucinations, he wears his own streched-out stretched-out skin as a scarf and can use it as CombatTentacles. On top of that he can messily regurgitate a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vajra vajra]] (which he gained by ''eating his [[EquippableAlly Demon Weapon]] alive'') from his throat and use it to fire off FrickinLaserBeams. He can also regrow lost limbs entirely, a process which is agonizingly painful for him, but he simply ''doesn't care.''



* The primary antagonists of ''ComicBook/DeathVigil'' are necromancers, who shapeshift into and summon {{Eldritch Abomination}}s that have freaky [[EyesDoNotBelongThere eyes]], [[CombatTentacles tentacles]], and [[MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily teeth]]. One of the characters on the protagonists' side is Mia, a girl who was bound to a Primordial, an elder Eldritch Abomination. She can assume [[http://nebezial.deviantart.com/art/death-vigil-we-are-beautiful-on-the-ins-oh-454231404 her true, monstrous form]] to better battle necromancers and eat the horrors they summon.

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* The primary antagonists of ''ComicBook/DeathVigil'' are necromancers, who shapeshift into and summon {{Eldritch Abomination}}s that have freaky [[EyesDoNotBelongThere eyes]], {{eyes|DoNotBelongThere}}, [[CombatTentacles tentacles]], and [[MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily teeth]]. One of the characters on the protagonists' side is Mia, a girl who was bound to a Primordial, an elder Eldritch Abomination. She can assume [[http://nebezial.deviantart.com/art/death-vigil-we-are-beautiful-on-the-ins-oh-454231404 her true, monstrous form]] to better battle necromancers and eat the horrors they summon.



* In the TvShow/DoctorWho fanfic ''Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf'', Rose's ability to connect to the Time Vortex is treated as this. She nearly dies almost every time she uses it, she actually [[CameBackWrong did]] [[DeathActivatedSuperpower die]] in the process of gaining it, and it's treated as so terribly ''wrong'' by the other character that Rose chooses to hide it from the Doctor - with disastrous consequences.
* Taylor in [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9920320/1/Starry-Eyes Starry Eyes]] can harness the [[EldritchAbomination Eldritch Abominations]] in her body and use their powers while in fights. Currently she can fly, use sound eating snow, and use [[CombatTentacles shapeshifting tentacles]].

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* In the TvShow/DoctorWho ''Series/DoctorWho'' fanfic ''Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf'', Rose's ability to connect to the Time Vortex is treated as this. She nearly dies almost every time she uses it, she actually [[CameBackWrong did]] [[DeathActivatedSuperpower die]] in the process of gaining it, and it's treated as so terribly ''wrong'' by the other character that Rose chooses to hide it from the Doctor - with disastrous consequences.
* Taylor in [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9920320/1/Starry-Eyes Starry Eyes]] can harness the [[EldritchAbomination Eldritch Abominations]] {{Eldritch Abomination}}s in her body and use their powers while in fights. Currently she can fly, use sound eating snow, and use [[CombatTentacles shapeshifting tentacles]].



* In ''Fanfic/CaveStoryVersusIMMeen'', the [[spoiler: Main/TrueFinalBoss]], Website/DeviantArt, has the ability to transform into horrifying representations of his own fetishes. First, he transforms into a Main/GiantFootOfStomping as a huge swarm of flying vaginas appears in the upper part of the enormous room. Then, he [[SuperGenderBender gender-bends himself]] into a morbidly obese floating woman with a circle of eight giant, lethal, fat-dripping donuts flying around her. Finally, last but not least, four of her protective donuts suddenly grow huge amounts of mold as she sends out an array of giant blood-stained used condoms for the hero to stand on as ''[[TurnsRed her stomach explodes violently and gorily from overinflation, turning the vaginas into pus-oozing, tainted-blood-squirting blue waffles and prompting a bunch of naked anthropomorphic flies to crawl inside her body and feast on her endlessly regenerating entrails.]]'' Main/NauseaFuel at its finest.

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* In ''Fanfic/CaveStoryVersusIMMeen'', the [[spoiler: Main/TrueFinalBoss]], TrueFinalBoss]], Website/DeviantArt, has the ability to transform into horrifying representations of his own fetishes. First, he transforms into a Main/GiantFootOfStomping as a huge swarm of flying vaginas appears in the upper part of the enormous room. Then, he [[SuperGenderBender gender-bends himself]] into a morbidly obese floating woman with a circle of eight giant, lethal, fat-dripping donuts flying around her. Finally, last but not least, four of her protective donuts suddenly grow huge amounts of mold as she sends out an array of giant blood-stained used condoms for the hero to stand on as ''[[TurnsRed her stomach explodes violently and gorily from overinflation, turning the vaginas into pus-oozing, tainted-blood-squirting blue waffles and prompting a bunch of naked anthropomorphic flies to crawl inside her body and feast on her endlessly regenerating entrails.]]'' Main/NauseaFuel NauseaFuel at its finest.



* The Denarians from ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' are often [[MindRape Mind Raped]] by [[FallenAngel fallen angels]] (and sometimes NotBrainwashed) and have the ability to transform into a [[OneWingedAngel demonic form]]. These forms are often a bit disturbing, the best example being the one who transforms into a giant mutated praying mantis. That bleeds praying mantises.

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* The Denarians from ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' are often [[MindRape Mind Raped]] {{Mind Rape}}d by [[FallenAngel fallen angels]] {{fallen angel}}s (and sometimes NotBrainwashed) and have the ability to transform into a [[OneWingedAngel demonic form]]. These forms are often a bit disturbing, the best example being the one who transforms into a giant mutated praying mantis. That bleeds praying mantises.



** The Halosians can animate their vomit into a seperate entity.

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** The Halosians can animate their vomit into a seperate separate entity.



* A feature of ''The Dreadful Secrets of Candlewick Manor'', a supplement for ''TabletopGame/MonstersAndOtherChildishThings''. The more powers you have, the more creepy other people find you and the less you can pass for normal. (In the original game, you have a [[{{mons}} mon]] companion. In ''Candlewick Manor'', you have an eerie power which (usually) manifests physically, or else mentally or psychically.)

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* A feature of ''The Dreadful Secrets of Candlewick Manor'', a supplement for ''TabletopGame/MonstersAndOtherChildishThings''. The more powers you have, the more creepy other people find you and the less you can pass for normal. (In the original game, you have a [[{{mons}} mon]] {{mon}} companion. In ''Candlewick Manor'', you have an eerie power which (usually) manifests physically, or else mentally or psychically.)



* Saki of ''SinAndPunishment'', as a result of absorbing [[MysteriousWaif Achi's]] blood ([[spoiler:she turns out to be an EldritchAbomination, incidentally]]), gains the ability to transform into a really scary-looking {{Kaiju}} that can teleport, shoot giant lasers out of its claws, and grow to such immense size that it is fully capable of battling ''entire planets''. As long as he's paired with Airen, he can control it. [[SuperpoweredEvilSide If not...]] [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt it's not pretty.]] After it activates, even in his human form, he has disturbing looking patches of alien flesh on his body.

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* Saki of ''SinAndPunishment'', ''VideoGame/SinAndPunishment'', as a result of absorbing [[MysteriousWaif Achi's]] blood ([[spoiler:she turns out to be an EldritchAbomination, incidentally]]), gains the ability to transform into a really scary-looking {{Kaiju}} that can teleport, shoot giant lasers out of its claws, and grow to such immense size that it is fully capable of battling ''entire planets''. As long as he's paired with Airen, he can control it. [[SuperpoweredEvilSide If not...]] [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt it's not pretty.]] After it activates, even in his human form, he has disturbing looking patches of alien flesh on his body.



* The Wyrm Master from ''[[NexusWar Nexus Clash]]'' is a demon that has witnessed the thoughts of Tholaghru, a festering pain-ridden botched deity-golem that was a failed experiment by the setting's squabbling gods who managed to claw its way onto the pantheon itself. The Wyrm Master's BodyHorror summoning powers are its attempts to share these revelations with you.

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* The Wyrm Master from ''[[NexusWar ''[[VideoGame/NexusWar Nexus Clash]]'' is a demon that has witnessed the thoughts of Tholaghru, a festering pain-ridden botched deity-golem that was a failed experiment by the setting's squabbling gods who managed to claw its way onto the pantheon itself. The Wyrm Master's BodyHorror summoning powers are its attempts to share these revelations with you.



** After Rose's prototyping takes hold, all the game's enemies (including [[spoiler: the Royalty of Derse]]) gain prehensile chest-tentacles. This is also a natural consequence of [[spoiler: the prototyping of Glyb'golyb in the trolls' Session.]]

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** After Rose's prototyping takes hold, all the game's enemies (including [[spoiler: the Royalty of Derse]]) gain prehensile chest-tentacles. This is also a natural consequence of [[spoiler: the prototyping of Glyb'golyb in the trolls' Session.]]Session]].



** Echidna definitely counts. She absorbs any dead tissue she encounters into her body, which has accumulated over years into a massive amalgamation of jumbled body parts below her waist. When she comes into contact with something that's still alive [[spoiler:[[EvilTwin she can create copies of it]] that are always distinctly ''wrong'' in some way, and homicidally insane to boot. And if she copies a parahuman, the clone will have their powers or a similar variation on them.]]

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** Echidna definitely counts. She absorbs any dead tissue she encounters into her body, which has accumulated over years into a massive amalgamation of jumbled body parts below her waist. When she comes into contact with something that's still alive [[spoiler:[[EvilTwin she can create copies of it]] that are always distinctly ''wrong'' in some way, and homicidally insane to boot. And if she copies a parahuman, the clone will have their powers or a similar variation on them.]]them]].
12th Jun '17 4:39:01 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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# The powers themselves may or may not produce strange side effects on the user. It usually varies and depends on how the user gains his powers, the user himself or the very nature of the powers themselves. side effects may range from small to gigantic. For exemple, the user could develop a [[SuperPoweredEvilSide dark side if the source of his powers is malevolent in nature (like [[BlackMagic black magic]], for exemple).

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# The powers themselves may or may not produce strange side effects on the user. It usually varies and depends on how the user gains his powers, the user himself or the very nature of the powers themselves. side effects may range from small to gigantic. For exemple, the user could develop a [[SuperPoweredEvilSide dark side if the source of his powers is malevolent in nature nature]] (like [[BlackMagic black magic]], for exemple).example).
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