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13th Oct '17 2:14:21 PM Abodos
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* Phazon from the ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime'' trilogy. Phazon is an unusual blue substance with biological properties. It grows like a fungus or plant and the space pirates process it into other solid and liquid forms we see for use in weapons and biological experimentation. It is also hinted to have some form of lower intelligence akin to hive minded single-cells, which in large enough groupings (such as the freaking PLANET made of the stuff) can become sentient.

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* Phazon from the ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime'' trilogy.''VideoGame/MetroidPrimeTrilogy''. Phazon is an unusual blue substance with biological properties. It grows like a fungus or plant and the space pirates process it into other solid and liquid forms we see for use in weapons and biological experimentation. It is also hinted to have some form of lower intelligence akin to hive minded single-cells, which in large enough groupings (such as the freaking PLANET made of the stuff) can become sentient.
1st Oct '17 4:53:34 AM FringeBenefits
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* {{Scorn}} can pretty much be called "Meat Moss: The Game".

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* {{Scorn}} ''VideoGame/{{Scorn}}'' can pretty much be called "Meat Moss: The Game".
30th Sep '17 11:30:59 PM OptimalKahada
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* {{Scorn}} can pretty much be called "Meat Moss: The Game".
9th Sep '17 1:40:35 PM RedScharlach
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Usually occuring in sci-fi works, Meat Moss is when an inorganic, usually mechanical, structure is overgrown with a thick meaty biomass. The origin of this tissue can be the [[HumanResources bodies of victims]] altered by TheVirus or a particularly aggressive form of AlienKudzu, or it could even be the "natural" state of a LivingShip. The end result is always, however, the disturbing architectural counterpart to the {{Cyborg}}.

An excellent way of saying "This is TheVirus's territory" or "The heroes are on a [[OrganicTechnology techno-organic]] spaceship", though it [[FridgeLogic does raise questions]] as to how this biomass is sustaining itself, as well as its purpose other than as setting decor. This, in turn, however, makes it also an excellent way to demonstrate that [[RealityIsOutToLunch reality ditched you and took the last escape pod]] in a horrifying way. The RuleOfScary and the RuleOfCool go a long way toward maintaining the suspension of disbelief.

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Usually occuring occurring in sci-fi works, Meat Moss is when an inorganic, usually mechanical, structure is overgrown with a thick meaty biomass. The origin of this tissue can be the [[HumanResources bodies of victims]] altered by TheVirus or a particularly aggressive form of AlienKudzu, or it could even be the "natural" state of a LivingShip. The end result is always, however, the disturbing architectural counterpart to the {{Cyborg}}.

An excellent way of saying "This is TheVirus's territory" or "The heroes are on a [[OrganicTechnology techno-organic]] spaceship", though it [[FridgeLogic does raise questions]] as to how this biomass is sustaining itself, as well as its purpose other than as setting set decor. This, in turn, however, makes it also an excellent way to demonstrate that [[RealityIsOutToLunch reality ditched you and took the last escape pod]] in a horrifying way. The RuleOfScary and the RuleOfCool go a long way toward maintaining the suspension of disbelief.



Compare FesteringFungus, which displays the same traits in vegan form, and TransformationHorror, which can resemble this on a smaller scale, and ultimately lead to this if allowed to progress unchecked. Compare/Contrast {{Mordor}}, which may contain this sort of twisted life, or none at all.

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Compare FesteringFungus, which displays the same traits in vegan form, and TransformationHorror, which can resemble this on a smaller scale, and ultimately lead to this if allowed to progress unchecked. Compare/Contrast {{Mordor}}, which may contain this sort of twisted life, lifeform, or none at all.



* ''Film/LivingHell'' can be considered the ultimate Example. The plot of the movie is about a [[TheVirus viral]] [[TheCorruption corruption]] that [[EnergyAbsorption feeds on energy]] to grow exponentially. It threatened to engulf the Earth were it not stopped before the sun rose.

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* ''Film/LivingHell'' can be considered the ultimate Example.example. The plot of the movie is about a [[TheVirus viral]] [[TheCorruption corruption]] that [[EnergyAbsorption feeds on energy]] to grow exponentially. It threatened threatens to engulf the Earth were if it is not stopped before the sun rose.rises.
7th Sep '17 5:45:18 AM Andyroid
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* ''VideoGame/DeadSpace'' - it's growing all over the ship. According to the ApocalypticLog, the scientists figured it was a 'habitat modifier' - in other words, terraforming.
** [[SchmuckBait GOOD NEWS!]] [[spoiler:They're wrong. Bad news: that moss is the dust - that is, ''shed human skin cells'' - on the ship being converted by the Necromorph virus.]]

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* ''VideoGame/DeadSpace'' - it's growing all over the ship. According to the ApocalypticLog, the scientists figured it was a 'habitat modifier' - in other words, terraforming.
** [[SchmuckBait GOOD NEWS!]] [[spoiler:They're
terraforming. The good news is, it turns out they're wrong. Bad news: The bad news is, [[spoiler: that moss is actually the dust - that is, ''shed human skin cells'' - on the ship being converted by the Necromorph virus.]]
29th Jul '17 10:42:49 AM EdibleSamurai
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* Appears in ''VideoGame/SystemShock2'' and gets worse and worse as you near the body of the Many. It starts with some veining on the walls of the vessel, then goes on to blobs of biomass, and continues like this until whole levels are made of biomass and there are just a few objects and rooms that have survived the assimilation.

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* Appears in ''VideoGame/SystemShock2'' and gets worse and worse as you near the body of the Many. It starts with some veining on the walls of the vessel, then goes on to blobs of biomass, and continues like this until whole levels are made of biomass and there are just a few objects and rooms that have survived the assimilation. Computerised doors also begin to disappear around this stage of the game, as they are replaced by biological, DilatingDoor-esque flesh gates, which are referred to in several audiologs as [[NauseaFuel "sphincters"]]
25th Jun '17 10:41:53 AM nighttrainfm
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* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' features this trope in the Circle of Magi tower as a symptom of the [[DemonicPossession abominations']] presence. Red and pink-colored chunks of meat, complete with short spikes, are beginning to cover the pillars and walls of the tower. The corruption gets worse as one goes higher into the tower, and if the music isn't playing, you can hear the squelching noises of the MeatMoss as it grows.
** The similarity between this and the corruption of [[TheHorde darkspawn]] is noted by at least one companion.

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* ''Franchise/DragonAge'':
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''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' features this trope in the Circle of Magi tower as a symptom of the [[DemonicPossession abominations']] presence. Red and pink-colored chunks of meat, complete with short spikes, are beginning to cover the pillars and walls of the tower. The corruption gets worse as one goes higher into the tower, and if the music isn't playing, you can hear the squelching noises of the MeatMoss as it grows.
** The similarity between this and the corruption of left by [[TheHorde the darkspawn]] is noted by at least one companion.
10th May '17 5:05:58 PM ThePocket
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* In the tie-in novel ''Literature/BioShockRapture'', this was the unfortunate result of one of Tennenbaum and Suchong's wilder genetic experiments. They had tried to give a man the powers of a sea creature; instead they gave him the power of being wallpaper. The description puts the BodyHorror in the game proper to shame.
1st May '17 12:04:03 PM Abodos
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* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'', organic outgrowth can be seen in different areas as a result of Calamity Ganon's corruption. Sometimes this growth has eyes and fanged mouths.

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* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'', organic outgrowth called [[MadeOfEvil Malice]] can be seen in different areas as a result of Calamity Ganon's corruption. Sometimes this growth has eyes and fanged mouths.
5th Apr '17 8:23:22 AM Jake18
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** ''The Horror from the Vault'' has the titular creature create this, infesting a clearing in the woods it calls home with it. [[spoiler: It's made from animals, all smehow still alive and trying to escape despite having all their bones and organs removed]]. It also creates pods of flesh-covered organs containing a stem culture that keeps them alive, which can begin spreading if nourished properly. The scientis whom discovered this had to burn the samples when they subsumed a lab table.

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** ''The Horror from the Vault'' has the titular creature create this, infesting a clearing in the woods it calls home with it. [[spoiler: It's made from animals, all smehow somehow still alive and trying to escape despite having all their bones and organs removed]]. It also creates pods of flesh-covered organs containing a stem culture that keeps them alive, which can begin spreading if nourished properly. The scientis whom discovered this had to burn the samples when they subsumed a lab table.
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