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14th Mar '17 5:16:18 AM DemoDemon
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* ''Manga/SoulEater'', being [[CreepyAwesome the kind of manga that it is,]] has several examples of this trope.
** [[TykeBomb Crona]] has had all [[AmbiguousGender their]] blood drained and replaced with [[PsychoSerum Black Blood]] - as a result they gained the ability to solidify their blood at will, making them near impossible to cut, as well as to control it even when it leaves their body. This means that even if you manage to wound Crona, their spilled drops of blood will just skewer you. This would be just a classic case of BloodyMurder if not for the fact that their blood also serves as the host for [[EquippableAlly Ragnarok,]] a soul-eating liquid parasite that can manifest as a massive HumanoidAbomination [[BodyHorror sprouting out of Crona's spine,]] or as a pitch black longsword fashioned out of Crona's blood that ''[[HellIsThatNoise screams constantly]]'' when Crona is fighting.
** Snake Witch [[BigBad Medusa]] has her entire body completely stuffed full with writhing magical snakes. She can put these snakes into others' bodies as well through their mouths, where they will serve as a parasitic case of AnimalEyeSpy and [[LudicrousGibs messily tear them apart from the inside out at her command.]] [[spoiler:After she was killed by Dr. Stein during the Kishin's awakening, she managed to pull off a risky magic, turned into a snake and came back [[AdultFear in the body of a little girl]] whose body she [[BodyHorror invaded]] through the mouth in her snake form.]] Yeah, it's not pretty.
** While less pronounced than the rest of the examples here, the witch Arachne has her entire body [[TheWormThatWalks composed of millions upon millions of spiders.]]
** 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.''
13th Mar '17 9:16:21 AM PhiSat
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** The set ''Eldritch Moon'' features many examples of BodyHorror related superpowers, [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=414304 including two]] [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=414319 corrupted angels]] being forced to [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=414305 meld together into an abomination.]]
12th Mar '17 4:50:26 PM nombretomado
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* Pretty much ''everything'' in ''{{TabletopGame/Mortasheen}}'' that has a power of any sort.

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* %%* Pretty much ''everything'' in ''{{TabletopGame/Mortasheen}}'' ''{{WebOriginal/Mortasheen}}'' that has a power of any sort.
12th Mar '17 2:18:30 PM nombretomado
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* Pretty much ''everything'' in {{Mortasheen}} that has a power of any sort.

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* Pretty much ''everything'' in {{Mortasheen}} ''{{TabletopGame/Mortasheen}}'' that has a power of any sort.
8th Mar '17 11:06:21 AM dvorak
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* Some insects can bleed on command. It's often used to glue themselves to predators so they can't remove them as they're being attacked.
6th Mar '17 3:17:53 AM TitanJump
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* In ''Manga/{{Akira}}'', Tetsuo manifests this trope in the Olympic Stadium when Colonel Shikishima tries to neutralize him; the flesh around the stub where Tetsuo's arm was fried off by the orbital laser shoots out in a massive bloody tentacle that attacks the Colonel. But then, later in the scene, Tetsuo gets shot by Kaneda's laser weapon. You see, Tetsuo is in so much pain that this trope suddenly combines with SuperpowerMeltdown. Naturally, Tetsuo's Lovecraftian Superpower Meltdown is just as bad as you can imagine it.
* ''Manga/AngelSanctuary'': So, so much. Rosiel's powers are exclusively this, and a few others get in on the act too.
* In ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' [[spoiler:certain humans have the power to transform into Titans]]. It's implied that the main difference between them and [[spoiler:the other Titans]] is that they can ''control'' their power.
* Immortals in ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}'' have the power to [[CannibalismSuperpower "devour"]] other immortals, acquiring all of their knowledge all the way down to muscle memory. This process is not pretty.
* [[Creator/HirohikoAraki Araki's]] previous manga, ''{{Manga/Baoh}}'', wasn't light on this either. Baoh's/Ikuro's attacks are Meltedin Palm Phenomenon[[note]]Ikuro secretes extremely powerful acid from him palms that can melt human flesh as easily as it can melt steel [[/note]], Reskiniharden Saber Phenomenon[[note]]Ikuro's skin extends and hardens into a pair of extremely sharp blades that he can detach and throw [[/note]], Shooting Bees-Stingers Phenomenon[[note]]Ikuro launches hairs that burst into flame when heated by human bodies[[/note]], and Break-Dark-Thunder Phenomenon[[note]]Ikuro creates thousands of volts in his body similar to an electric eel[[/note]].
* The Apostles of ''{{Manga/Berserk}}''. For [[JackassGenie some reason,]] fulfilling a person's most fervent (often dying) dream always involves turning them into [[WasOnceAMan a Lovecraftian horror.]] Rosine, the DarkMagicalGirl Apostle, partially averts this by being [[KillerRabbit actually kind of cute...]] until the final battle, where she turns into her TRUE form.
* In ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' the 9th Espada Aaronerio has resurrection.
** [[spoiler: Aizen during his fight vs Ichigo gets a gruesome transformation with the skin of his face ''splits'' in half]]
* ''Manga/BoboboboBobobo'' is about a guy who can use his hair (including body hair and ''nose hair'') to fight enemies. His siblings can use different hairs to attack: Bebebe-be Be-bebe (Fist of Leg Hair), Bababa-ba Ba-baba (Fist of Chest Hair), Bububu-bu Bu-bubu (Fist of Armpit Hair), and Bibibi-bi Bi-bibi (Fist of Head Hair).
** Most of Bobobo's fusions share his ability to use their nosehairs as a FinishingMove onto the opponent, save for a few who use eyelashes or do without.
* In ''Anime/BungouStrayDogs'' H.P Lovecraft's ability allows him to generate and create tentacles. [[spoiler: It gets even more, Lovecraftian, when you realize that not only is he BASED off of the original Lovecraft, but his ability is one that is odd, even among people who can heal you when your half-dead, turn into a white tiger and turn a cloak into an omnivorous beast capable of eating space. Not only that, but someone who can cancel abilities and makes them defunct for a period of time, can't cancel Lovecraft's ability. He also transforms into an actual monster.]]
* [[EldritchAbomination Awakened Beings]] in ''Manga/{{Claymore}}'' tend to start sprouting tentacles to rip people apart with. That's [[UpToEleven only the beginning]] of the BodyHorror here, though...
* All the devilmen in ''Manga/DevilMan'' gain their powers through DemonicPossession and BodyHorror. It gets worse the more a demon takes over a human host or [[MixAndMatchCritters several merge]] into one body.



* In ''Manga/FairyTail'', the Strauss siblings' Take Over Magic has traces of this. Lisanna's Animal Soul Take Over is relatively benign, granting her the power to transform her body parts into that of various animals. Elfman's Beast Soul Take Over is a bit freakier, granting him the power to transform his body parts into that of various magical beasts. Mirajane's Satan Soul Take Over grants her the powers and forms of various ''demons''.
* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'':
** Gluttony can eat ''[[ExtremeOmnivore anything]]''. In the manga, he can suck people through his BellyMouth into a PocketDimension in his stomach.
** Envy can turn into a huge green semi-EldritchAbomination covered in [[AndIMustScream the still living]] [[BodyOfBodies bodies of Xerxian humans]].
** Wrath from the 2003 anime can fuse his body with almost any matter.
* ''Manga/{{Guyver}}'' tends to invoke this trope, especially with the first activation of the eponymous suit.
* Alucard from ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'' honestly resembles something much more disturbing than a traditional vampire, like a primordial being of chaos that personifies hunger and bloodlust. Appearing as an amorphous blob full of red eyes and sharp teeth, he can turn into an ocean of blood capable of drowning an entire city, its waves made up of wailing human bodies; those engulfed in the ocean wind up impaled on spikes. He carries scores of familiars whose body parts he can materialize into form, like deforming his arm into a snout, which can then ''hold and fire a gun''; these familiars are all individuals he has consumed, and there are ''thousands'' of them.
** [[spoiler: And Alexander Anderson, once he plunges Helena's Nail into his chest, becomes a creature of endlessly propagating, thorny, strangling vines that cause anything unholy to burst into flame on contact. They can block bullets and ''immediately'' repair any injury Anderson takes, even the severing of his limbs or his entire head getting blown away]].
* Mentuthuyopi from ''Manga/HunterXHunter'', one of the elite Chimera Ants, has the ability to mutate his own body. There is seemingly no limit to the number of bodyparts or amount of distortion. He does some really cool stuff with this, too; his period as a centaur-thing was impressive.
* In ''Manga/{{Inuyasha}}'', this is Naraku's main method of attack.
* The Fractured Humans from {{Manga/Jagaaaaaan}}, [[PersonalityPowers manifests their psyches]] [[OneWingedAngel through their bodies]] in a morbid display of BodyHorror when triggered, often with lethal results for everyone around them when it happens. That their powers comes from UncannyValley frogs merged with their bodies only makes them more disturbing.
* The Pillar Men from ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' are BodyHorror incarnate. Specific powers vary depending on the person, but they're all shown to be able to contort their bodies far beyond anything the most flexible, double-jointed human could even hope to do, and even crush their own skeletons into dust to slip through tiny spaces (fortunately, they also have an extremely powerful HealingFactor to undo it) and can effortlessly absorb any living thing into their bodies simply by touching them. More specific powers include burrowing inside other people's bodies and [[PeoplePuppets controlling them]], extending their ribcages to impale opponents, sprouting chainsaw arm blades, rotating their arms like drills fast enough to create powerful whirlwinds and firing RazorWind from holes in their bodies, and prehensile blood vessels that can inject literally boiling hot blood into people. When one Pillar Man is seemingly killed, his brain is able to escape his body and seize control of another person [[spoiler: and when the leader is transformed by the Stone Mask, he gains CompleteImmortality and the power to transform any part of his body into any animal, even when said parts aren't connected to his body (for example, he grows bird wings and fires razor sharp feathers at [=JoJo=]. The feathers then transform into piranhas to continue attacking him.)]]
** There's also the vampires [[spoiler:(originally created from humans by the Pillar Men with the Stone Mask ''as a food source'')]], and their [[OurZombiesAreDifferent zombie minions]] who get instances of this, such as being able to contort and warp their bodies in numerous freakish ways; one of them has a nest of venomous snakes in his head, another uses [[PrehensileHair his hair as a weapon]], and first arc BigBad Dio can ''[[EyeScream split open his eyes]] with a thought to shoot out the liquid inside with the power and accuracy of a sniper rifle''.
** And from the third arc onward, several Stands have those types of powers (such as a minuscule Stand that enters your brain through the ear canal and wreaks havoc on your nervous system or turns its victims into PeoplePuppets, or one that manifests as a pustulant, tumorous growth either on its wielder ([[spoiler:which covers them from head to toe and can be altered to make them look like a completely different person]]) or their enemy (where it grows into a grotesque homonculus/conjoined twin who then tries its damnedest to murder its host body). Those two examples are just two from early in the first arc to use Stands, and since the freakiness of said Stands only escalates in latter arcs... It's that kind of series.
* In ''Manga/KingOfThorn'', infection by [[TheVirus Medusa]] can grant this to those with [[HeroicWillpower sufficient willpower]]. The good news: you can make all your dreams into reality! The bad news: by having them explode out of your body like chestbursters. BodyHorror doesn't begin to cover it.



* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' gives us a nice helping of this with [[EldritchAbomination the Angels]], but especially [[TheVirus Bardiel and Armisael]], though [[FusionDance Israfel's]] dance of death is also pretty bad. And, ahem, the entirety of the Instrumentality.
** Unit 01's [[spoiler: stealing Zeruel's arm to use for itself]] also counts.
* For Manga/OnePiece, we have [[MsFanservice Nico]] [[BadassBookworm Robin]]. It is very easy to forget that such a pretty woman ''consistently'' uses her powers to '''[[BodyHorror break the spines of her enemies.]]''' What are those powers, exactly? [[HeartIsAnAwesomePower Sprouting bodyparts out of anywhere.]] However, unlike most other examples, we do not [[{{Squick}} squirm in agony]] when she uses her powers, but instead ''[[CatharsisFactor relish]]'' when the [[TakeThatScrappy bastards get what's coming for them.]] And as an added bonus, she's a part of the Straw Hat Pirates.
** Of all the Devil Fruit powers that exist, Blackbeard's Dark-Dark Fruit (Yami Yami no Mi) is so far the closest to fit the criteria of Lovecraftian horror. It allows the user to become and manipulate [[CastingAShadow darkness]], but in a way that simulates [[PowerOfTheVoid black holes]], sucking in and crushing everything that comes near it with powerful gravitational force. This essentially makes Blackbeard a walking, '''human black hole'''. Worthy of note is that the ability itself is an abnormality thanks to it having its own peculiar perks that break the usual Devil Fruit rules, such as the lack of NighInvulnerability common for the Logia class it belongs to and the capacity to absorb other Devil Fruit powers.



* [[EldritchAbomination Awakened Beings]] in ''Manga/{{Claymore}}'' tend to start sprouting tentacles to rip people apart with. That's [[UpToEleven only the beginning]] of the BodyHorror here, though...
* Mentuthuyopi from ''Manga/HunterXHunter'', one of the elite Chimera Ants, has the ability to mutate his own body. There is seemingly no limit to the number of bodyparts or amount of distortion. He does some really cool stuff with this, too; his period as a centaur-thing was impressive.
* In ''Manga/{{Inuyasha}}'', this is Naraku's main method of attack.

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* [[EldritchAbomination Awakened Beings]] Ashitaka in ''Manga/{{Claymore}}'' tend to start sprouting tentacles to rip people apart with. That's [[UpToEleven only the beginning]] of the BodyHorror here, though...
* Mentuthuyopi
''Anime/PrincessMononoke'' gets a cursed arm from ''Manga/HunterXHunter'', one of the elite Chimera Ants, has the ability to mutate his own body. There is seemingly no limit to the number of bodyparts or amount of distortion. He does some really cool stuff contact with this, too; the tentacle-goop of a demon. It tends to pulse and warp bizarrely, giving him occasional SuperStrength and making his period as arrows [[OffWithHisHead considerably more lethal]]; he doesn't have much control over it, though, and it's going to kill him eventually if he doesn't find a centaur-thing was impressive.
* In ''Manga/{{Inuyasha}}'', this is Naraku's main method of attack.
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* ''Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion'' also gives us examples, both with Unit 02's "The Beast" mode, which turns it into a spindly, elongated monster with a huge, grotesque mouth that [[GlasgowGrin opens up halfway down its neck]], and new-Zeruel's literal take on the saying "[[YouAreWhoYouEat you are what you eat]]".
* ''Manga/SgtFrog'': Subverted, as [[spoiler:Alisa's assumed to have this ability at first, but it's really due to her "Daddy", a shapeshifting symbiote that lives on her head]].



* ''Manga/{{Guyver}}'' tends to invoke this trope, especially with the first activation of the eponymous suit.
* In ''Manga/KingOfThorn'', infection by [[TheVirus Medusa]] can grant this to those with [[HeroicWillpower sufficient willpower]]. The good news: you can make all your dreams into reality! The bad news: by having them explode out of your body like chestbursters. BodyHorror doesn't begin to cover it.

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* ''Manga/{{Guyver}}'' tends to invoke this trope, especially with the first activation of the eponymous suit.
* In ''Manga/KingOfThorn'', infection by [[TheVirus Medusa]] can grant
All ghouls in ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'' have this to those some degree. Their defining trait is the ability to explosively expel a blood-like cellular structure from holes ripped in their back, forming them into a variety of extra body parts such as tentacles or razor wings. More powerful ghouls take it to an even greater extreme, being capable of gruesomely putting themselves back together when sliced, diced, disemboweled, or blown apart. Then there are the Kakuja, ghouls that have mutated as a result of serial cannibalism -- sprouting protective shells or fleshy armor, and generally being driven completely insane by their own powers. The One-Eyed Owl, in particular, displays the ability to form a giant flesh mecha with [[HeroicWillpower sufficient willpower]]. numerous chattering mouths that carry on disjointed conversations with each other. The good news: you Owl explains to a helpless victim that the form a kagune can make all your dreams into reality! take is limited only by the user's intelligence and imagination. And few people are as intelligent and creative as [[spoiler: a bestselling author specializing in psychological horror]].
* ''Manga/{{Variante}}'' has the main character obtain a monstrous arm that can mutate further [[spoiler:(her arm ate a dog)]]. She uses the arm to fight monsters.
* Almost everyone from the Demon World in ''Anime/WickedCity'' has some kind of Lovecraftian Superpower. Main character Maki's FemmeFatalons is probably the tamest example in the movie, which says something.
The bad news: by having them explode out of your body like chestbursters. BodyHorror only demon whose power doesn't begin to cover it.evoke BodyHorror is DirtyOldMan Giuseppe [[spoiler:who wields [[ShockAndAwe lightning]] instead.]]



* Alucard from ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'' honestly resembles something much more disturbing than a traditional vampire, like a primordial being of chaos that personifies hunger and bloodlust. Appearing as an amorphous blob full of red eyes and sharp teeth, he can turn into an ocean of blood capable of drowning an entire city, its waves made up of wailing human bodies; those engulfed in the ocean wind up impaled on spikes. He carries scores of familiars whose body parts he can materialize into form, like deforming his arm into a snout, which can then ''hold and fire a gun''; these familiars are all individuals he has consumed, and there are ''thousands'' of them.
** [[spoiler: And Alexander Anderson, once he plunges Helena's Nail into his chest, becomes a creature of endlessly propagating, thorny, strangling vines that cause anything unholy to burst into flame on contact. They can block bullets and ''immediately'' repair any injury Anderson takes, even the severing of his limbs or his entire head getting blown away]].
* In ''Manga/{{Akira}}'', Tetsuo manifests this trope in the Olympic Stadium when Colonel Shikishima tries to neutralize him; the flesh around the stub where Tetsuo's arm was fried off by the orbital laser shoots out in a massive bloody tentacle that attacks the Colonel. But then, later in the scene, Tetsuo gets shot by Kaneda's laser weapon. You see, Tetsuo is in so much pain that this trope suddenly combines with SuperpowerMeltdown. Naturally, Tetsuo's Lovecraftian Superpower Meltdown is just as bad as you can imagine it.
* In ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' the 9th Espada Aaronerio has resurrection.
** [[spoiler: Aizen during his fight vs Ichigo gets a gruesome transformation with the skin of his face ''splits'' in half]]
* Almost everyone from the Demon World in ''Anime/WickedCity'' has some kind of Lovecraftian Superpower. Main character Maki's FemmeFatalons is probably the tamest example in the movie, which says something. The only demon whose power doesn't evoke BodyHorror is DirtyOldMan Giuseppe [[spoiler:who wields [[ShockAndAwe lightning]] instead.]]
* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' gives us a nice helping of this with [[EldritchAbomination the Angels]], but especially [[TheVirus Bardiel and Armisael]], though [[FusionDance Israfel's]] dance of death is also pretty bad. And, ahem, the entirety of the Instrumentality.
** Unit 01's [[spoiler: stealing Zeruel's arm to use for itself]] also counts.
* ''Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion'' also gives us examples, both with Unit 02's "The Beast" mode, which turns it into a spindly, elongated monster with a huge, grotesque mouth that [[GlasgowGrin opens up halfway down its neck]], and new-Zeruel's literal take on the saying "[[YouAreWhoYouEat you are what you eat]]".
* All the devilmen in ''Manga/DevilMan'' gain their powers through DemonicPossession and BodyHorror. It gets worse the more a demon takes over a human host or [[MixAndMatchCritters several merge]] into one body.
* ''Manga/AngelSanctuary'': So, so much. Rosiel's powers are exclusively this, and a few others get in on the act too.
* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'':
** Gluttony can eat ''[[ExtremeOmnivore anything]]''. In the manga, he can suck people through his BellyMouth into a PocketDimension in his stomach.
** Envy can turn into a huge green semi-EldritchAbomination covered in [[AndIMustScream the still living]] [[BodyOfBodies bodies of Xerxian humans]].
** Wrath from the 2003 anime can fuse his body with almost any matter.
* In ''Manga/FairyTail'', the Strauss siblings' Take Over Magic has traces of this. Lisanna's Animal Soul Take Over is relatively benign, granting her the power to transform her body parts into that of various animals. Elfman's Beast Soul Take Over is a bit freakier, granting him the power to transform his body parts into that of various magical beasts. Mirajane's Satan Soul Take Over grants her the powers and forms of various ''demons''.
* Immortals in ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}'' have the power to [[CannibalismSuperpower "devour"]] other immortals, acquiring all of their knowledge all the way down to muscle memory. This process is not pretty.
* In ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' [[spoiler:certain humans have the power to transform into Titans]]. It's implied that the main difference between them and [[spoiler:the other Titans]] is that they can ''control'' their power.



* The Apostles of ''{{Manga/Berserk}}''. For [[JackassGenie some reason,]] fulfilling a person's most fervent (often dying) dream always involves turning them into [[WasOnceAMan a Lovecraftian horror.]] Rosine, the DarkMagicalGirl Apostle, partially averts this by being [[KillerRabbit actually kind of cute...]] until the final battle, where she turns into her TRUE form.
* ''Manga/BoboboboBobobo'' is about a guy who can use his hair (including body hair and ''nose hair'') to fight enemies. His siblings can use different hairs to attack: Bebebe-be Be-bebe (Fist of Leg Hair), Bababa-ba Ba-baba (Fist of Chest Hair), Bububu-bu Bu-bubu (Fist of Armpit Hair), and Bibibi-bi Bi-bibi (Fist of Head Hair).
** Most of Bobobo's fusions share his ability to use their nosehairs as a FinishingMove onto the opponent, save for a few who use eyelashes or do without.
* ''Manga/{{Variante}}'' has the main character obtain a monstrous arm that can mutate further [[spoiler:(her arm ate a dog)]]. She uses the arm to fight monsters.
* The Pillar Men from ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' are BodyHorror incarnate. Specific powers vary depending on the person, but they're all shown to be able to contort their bodies far beyond anything the most flexible, double-jointed human could even hope to do, and even crush their own skeletons into dust to slip through tiny spaces (fortunately, they also have an extremely powerful HealingFactor to undo it) and can effortlessly absorb any living thing into their bodies simply by touching them. More specific powers include burrowing inside other people's bodies and [[PeoplePuppets controlling them]], extending their ribcages to impale opponents, sprouting chainsaw arm blades, rotating their arms like drills fast enough to create powerful whirlwinds and firing RazorWind from holes in their bodies, and prehensile blood vessels that can inject literally boiling hot blood into people. When one Pillar Man is seemingly killed, his brain is able to escape his body and seize control of another person [[spoiler: and when the leader is transformed by the Stone Mask, he gains CompleteImmortality and the power to transform any part of his body into any animal, even when said parts aren't connected to his body (for example, he grows bird wings and fires razor sharp feathers at [=JoJo=]. The feathers then transform into piranhas to continue attacking him.)]]
** There's also the vampires [[spoiler:(originally created from humans by the Pillar Men with the Stone Mask ''as a food source'')]], and their [[OurZombiesAreDifferent zombie minions]] who get instances of this, such as being able to contort and warp their bodies in numerous freakish ways; one of them has a nest of venomous snakes in his head, another uses [[PrehensileHair his hair as a weapon]], and first arc BigBad Dio can ''[[EyeScream split open his eyes]] with a thought to shoot out the liquid inside with the power and accuracy of a sniper rifle''.
** And from the third arc onward, several Stands have those types of powers (such as a minuscule Stand that enters your brain through the ear canal and wreaks havoc on your nervous system or turns its victims into PeoplePuppets, or one that manifests as a pustulant, tumorous growth either on its wielder ([[spoiler:which covers them from head to toe and can be altered to make them look like a completely different person]]) or their enemy (where it grows into a grotesque homonculus/conjoined twin who then tries its damnedest to murder its host body). Those two examples are just two from early in the first arc to use Stands, and since the freakiness of said Stands only escalates in latter arcs... It's that kind of series.
* [[Creator/HirohikoAraki Araki's]] previous manga, ''{{Manga/Baoh}}'', wasn't light on this either. Baoh's/Ikuro's attacks are Meltedin Palm Phenomenon[[note]]Ikuro secretes extremely powerful acid from him palms that can melt human flesh as easily as it can melt steel [[/note]], Reskiniharden Saber Phenomenon[[note]]Ikuro's skin extends and hardens into a pair of extremely sharp blades that he can detach and throw [[/note]], Shooting Bees-Stingers Phenomenon[[note]]Ikuro launches hairs that burst into flame when heated by human bodies[[/note]], and Break-Dark-Thunder Phenomenon[[note]]Ikuro creates thousands of volts in his body similar to an electric eel[[/note]].
* For Manga/OnePiece, we have [[MsFanservice Nico]] [[BadassBookworm Robin]]. It is very easy to forget that such a pretty woman ''consistently'' uses her powers to '''[[BodyHorror break the spines of her enemies.]]''' What are those powers, exactly? [[HeartIsAnAwesomePower Sprouting bodyparts out of anywhere.]] However, unlike most other examples, we do not [[{{Squick}} squirm in agony]] when she uses her powers, but instead ''[[CatharsisFactor relish]]'' when the [[TakeThatScrappy bastards get what's coming for them.]] And as an added bonus, she's a part of the Straw Hat Pirates.
** Of all the Devil Fruit powers that exist, Blackbeard's Dark-Dark Fruit (Yami Yami no Mi) is so far the closest to fit the criteria of Lovecraftian horror. It allows the user to become and manipulate [[CastingAShadow darkness]], but in a way that simulates [[PowerOfTheVoid black holes]], sucking in and crushing everything that comes near it with powerful gravitational force. This essentially makes Blackbeard a walking, '''human black hole'''. Worthy of note is that the ability itself is an abnormality thanks to it having its own peculiar perks that break the usual Devil Fruit rules, such as the lack of NighInvulnerability common for the Logia class it belongs to and the capacity to absorb other Devil Fruit powers.
* Ashitaka in ''Anime/PrincessMononoke'' gets a cursed arm from contact with the tentacle-goop of a demon. It tends to pulse and warp bizarrely, giving him occasional SuperStrength and making his arrows [[OffWithHisHead considerably more lethal]]; he doesn't have much control over it, though, and it's going to kill him eventually if he doesn't find a way to remove the curse.
* In ''Anime/BungouStrayDogs'' H.P Lovecraft's ability allows him to generate and create tentacles. [[spoiler: It gets even more, Lovecraftian, when you realize that not only is he BASED off of the original Lovecraft, but his ability is one that is odd, even among people who can heal you when your half-dead, turn into a white tiger and turn a cloak into an omnivorous beast capable of eating space. Not only that, but someone who can cancel abilities and makes them defunct for a period of time, can't cancel Lovecraft's ability. He also transforms into an actual monster.]]
* All ghouls in ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'' have this to some degree. Their defining trait is the ability to explosively expel a blood-like cellular structure from holes ripped in their back, forming them into a variety of extra body parts such as tentacles or razor wings. More powerful ghouls take it to an even greater extreme, being capable of gruesomely putting themselves back together when sliced, diced, disemboweled, or blown apart. Then there are the Kakuja, ghouls that have mutated as a result of serial cannibalism -- sprouting protective shells or fleshy armor, and generally being driven completely insane by their own powers. The One-Eyed Owl, in particular, displays the ability to form a giant flesh mecha with numerous chattering mouths that carry on disjointed conversations with each other. The Owl explains to a helpless victim that the form a kagune can take is limited only by the user's intelligence and imagination. And few people are as intelligent and creative as [[spoiler: a bestselling author specializing in psychological horror]].
* ''Manga/SgtFrog'': Subverted, as [[spoiler:Alisa's assumed to have this ability at first, but it's really due to her "Daddy", a shapeshifting symbiote that lives on her head]].
19th Jan '17 4:28:09 AM WillBGood
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* Harp's Bane and [[spoiler:Gravehouse]] in ''Webcomic/NecessaryMonsters'' both have rather [[http://www.necessarymonsters.com/2009-07-16-106 unsettling transformations]].

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* %%* Harp's Bane and [[spoiler:Gravehouse]] in ''Webcomic/NecessaryMonsters'' both have rather [[http://www.necessarymonsters.com/2009-07-16-106 unsettling transformations]].
6th Jan '17 8:09:36 AM SeptimusHeap
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* Perverse MadScientist Dr Pretorius in ''Film/FromBeyond'', after [[OffWithHisHead getting his head torn off]] by fishlike ...'''things''' from AnotherDimension, [[CameBackWrong comes]] [[WasOnceAMan back]] as a HumanoidAbomination who takes entirely too much pleasure in abusing his newfound powers to manifest some of the squishiest, [[FreudWasRight most disturbing]] forms ever put to film.

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* Perverse MadScientist Dr Pretorius in ''Film/FromBeyond'', after [[OffWithHisHead getting his head torn off]] by fishlike ...'''things''' from AnotherDimension, [[CameBackWrong comes]] [[WasOnceAMan back]] as a HumanoidAbomination who takes entirely too much pleasure in abusing his newfound powers to manifest some of the squishiest, [[FreudWasRight most disturbing]] disturbing forms ever put to film.
29th Dec '16 10:41:22 PM Xtifr
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* Inverted in Literature/TheLaundrySeries; in the sixth novel, ordinary humans begin to manifest superhuman abilities; while the actual source of these abilities is an unconscious version of the series's [[EvilIsNotAToy rather nasty version]] of RitualMagic (with all the same [[CastFromLifespan downsides]]), they look enough like comic book superpowers that those so-empowered [[WrongGenreSavvy tend to put on spandex and capes]] when it happens.

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* Inverted in Literature/TheLaundrySeries; ''Literature/TheLaundryFiles''; in the sixth novel, ordinary humans begin to manifest superhuman abilities; while the actual source of these abilities is an unconscious version of the series's [[EvilIsNotAToy rather nasty version]] of RitualMagic (with all the same [[CastFromLifespan downsides]]), they look enough like comic book superpowers that those so-empowered [[WrongGenreSavvy tend to put on spandex and capes]] when it happens.
25th Dec '16 2:58:37 AM NanoMoose
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* ''VideoGame/{{Dishonored}}'':
** The Outsider is "entirely ambiguous." His gifts reflect this description. Summoning flesh-eating rats to dispose of bodies and attack enemies, using tendrils of darkness as rope and hook, becoming a spindly walking shadow that can slice people's limbs off, turning the corpses of those you kill into ash, possessing other people's bodies...

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* ''VideoGame/{{Dishonored}}'':
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''VideoGame/{{Dishonored}}'': The Outsider is "entirely ambiguous." His gifts reflect this description. Summoning flesh-eating rats to dispose of bodies and attack enemies, using tendrils of darkness as rope and hook, becoming a spindly walking shadow that can slice people's limbs off, turning the corpses of those you kill into ash, possessing other people's bodies...



** Painwheel. Her powers come from severe and [[PlayingWithSyringes undesired]] bioaugmentation that required [[http://wiki.shoryuken.com/images/d/d5/SG_Painwheel_portrait.jpg major disfigurement]]. Many of her attacks involve spikes tearing through her skin, and/or severe, painful contortions.

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** Painwheel. Her powers come from severe and [[PlayingWithSyringes undesired]] unwanted]] bioaugmentation that required [[http://wiki.shoryuken.com/images/d/d5/SG_Painwheel_portrait.jpg major disfigurement]]. Many of her attacks involve spikes tearing through her skin, and/or severe, painful contortions.



* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conus Marine Cone snails]] possess some of the prettiest shells of any mollusk- they are also extremely effective predators, several species fully capable of killing a human being.
** How does something limbless, nearly blind, and [[ShapedLikeItself slow as a, well, snail]] hunt fast prey like fish? Obviously by tracking prey by smell and the motion of the surrounding water, and carefully aiming its organic tank turret which fires a harpoon-tooth laced with custom multicomponent neurotoxin cocktails tailored to its current target type, silly.
** The venom of the cone snail is being studied for medicinal uses because it apparently hacks the victim's nervous system; certain species produce a cocktail for hunting fish capable of completely paralyzing and killing an aquarium-sized fish in under half a second.
** Then they reel in and engulf their prey like a real-life Franchise/{{Kirby}}.
** Which by the way is [[AndIMustScream potentially still alive but paralyzed and slowly suffocating]], if the cocktail mix wasn't perfect.
** Remember the part about them having pretty shells? Most reported human deaths have occurred when the person picked up that pretty shell from the bottom of the lagoon and [[YouAreAlreadyDead felt a pinprick]].

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* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conus Marine Cone snails]] possess some of the prettiest shells of any mollusk- they mollusc. They are also extremely effective predators, several species fully capable of killing a human being.
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being. How does something limbless, nearly blind, and [[ShapedLikeItself slow as a, well, snail]] hunt fast prey like fish? Obviously by tracking prey by smell and the motion of the surrounding water, and carefully aiming its organic tank turret which fires a harpoon-tooth laced with custom multicomponent neurotoxin cocktails tailored to its current target type, silly.
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silly. The venom of the cone snail is being studied for medicinal uses because it apparently hacks the victim's nervous system; certain species produce a cocktail for hunting fish capable of completely paralyzing and killing an aquarium-sized fish in under half a second.
**
second. Then they reel in and engulf their prey like a real-life Franchise/{{Kirby}}.
** Which
Franchise/{{Kirby}}. Which, by the way way, is [[AndIMustScream potentially still alive but paralyzed and slowly suffocating]], if the cocktail mix wasn't perfect.
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perfect. Remember the part about them having pretty shells? Most reported human deaths have occurred when the person picked up that pretty shell from the bottom of the lagoon and [[YouAreAlreadyDead felt a pinprick]].



* There is a species of mouse with tearaway parts of its skin; which is also covered in spikes. When a predator catches the mouse, the skin [[FlayingAlive tears right off]], leaving said predator with a [[{{Zonk}} booby prize]] of spike-studded mouse skin rather than lunch. [[GoodThingYouCanHeal The mouse then regrows its skin]], [[ComicBook/XMen Wolverine-style]].

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* There is a species of mouse with tearaway parts of its skin; skin, which is also covered in spikes. When a predator catches the mouse, the skin [[FlayingAlive tears right off]], leaving said predator with a [[{{Zonk}} booby prize]] of spike-studded mouse skin rather than lunch. [[GoodThingYouCanHeal The mouse then regrows its skin]], [[ComicBook/XMen Wolverine-style]].
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