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28th Mar '18 9:34:05 AM Dravencour
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* In the anime/manga series ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'', ghouls are zombie-like creatures that are created when a vampire drains the blood of someone who is [[VirginPower not a virgin]]. If fatally wounded, they instantly crumble to dust. They are under the control of the vampire who bites them, eat human flesh, and are ''just'' intelligent enough to use firearms but little else.

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* In the anime/manga series ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'', ghouls are zombie-like creatures that are created when a vampire drains the blood of someone who is [[VirginPower not a virgin]].virgin]] (unless the vampire is a Freak Chipped vampire from Millennium, which ghoulifies ''everyone'' whose blood it drains). If fatally wounded, they instantly crumble to dust. They are under the control of the vampire who bites them, eat human flesh, and are ''just'' intelligent enough to use firearms but little else.
9th Mar '18 9:20:32 AM Cryos
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** ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'' ghouls follow ''D&D'''s example and also take inspiration from Creator/HPLovecraft and his Literature/CthulhuMythos, giving them an underground kingdom and a hatred of the more powerful ghasts, even bringing in the minor Mythos race, the gugs, as their natural predators. There are also "ghuls", a separate monster, and effectively an undead genie, more closely modeled on the Arabic lore.

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** ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'' ghouls follow ''D&D'''s example and also take inspiration from Creator/HPLovecraft and his Literature/CthulhuMythos, giving them an underground kingdom and a hatred of the more powerful ghasts, even bringing in the minor Mythos race, the gugs, as their natural predators. There are also "ghuls", a separate monster, and effectively an undead genie, more closely modeled on the Arabic lore. Leng Ghouls were introduced later, more powerful than even ghasts and specifically created to be old one worshipping Lovecraftian ghouls.
9th Feb '18 11:10:16 AM reppuzan
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* Kabane, the protagonist of ''Manga/KemonoJihen'', is a Half-Ghoul Hybrid. While he would normally have an insatiable desire to feed on the flesh of humans, it has been kept in check since his infancy by a special trinket left for him by his parents called a Life Calculus. His lineage grants him superhuman strength and [[FeelsNoPain renders him incapable of feeling physical pain]]. He also completely lacks blood, instead having a sticky white substance in place of it, and can constantly regenerate no matter how many times he's cut apart, being able to regrow his entire body from the neck down after his head was removed. The only thing that has managed to truly slow him down was a bullet through the brain, but he's completely fine after a single night. As a Kemono, he also gives off a peculiar, foul-smelling odor that he covers up with a special cologne provided by his caretaker, Kohachi Inugami, a bake-danuki and a Kemono himself.
5th Feb '18 8:37:14 PM RonnieR15
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* ''Literature/GoodnightGoon'': The goon in the story.
30th Jan '18 8:20:37 AM ShorinBJ
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* In the ''Literature/NightHuntress'' series, ghouls are a sister race to vampires, created when a human drinks vampire blood during life and is given a ghoul heart transplant after death. They retain their same personalities. They must eat human flesh on occasion but generally stick to raw meat. They can only be killed by decapitation.

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* In the ''Literature/NightHuntress'' series, ghouls are a sister race to vampires, created when a human drinks vampire blood during life before dying and is given a ghoul heart transplant after death. death, followed by pouring vampire blood on it. They retain their same human personalities. They must eat human flesh on occasion to maintain their strength, but generally stick to raw animal meat. They can only be killed by decapitation.
22nd Dec '17 9:12:46 AM Smeagol17
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* [[OurZombiesAreDifferent Zombie Ghouls]] -- Flesh-eating undead, either your standard zombie [[NotUsingTheZedWord by another name]], or a specific zombie derivative. When the two coexist, the ghouls will generally be the more bestial and savage of the two, and more willing to eat rotten flesh. Perhaps the zombie will be subject to magical control, like the old voodoo zombies. Garden-variety [[OurWightsAreDifferent re-animated corpses]] may count as these.

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* [[OurZombiesAreDifferent [[FleshEatingZombie Zombie Ghouls]] -- Flesh-eating undead, either your standard zombie [[NotUsingTheZedWord by another name]], or a specific zombie derivative. When the two coexist, the ghouls will generally be the more bestial and savage of the two, and more willing to eat rotten flesh. Perhaps the zombie will be subject to magical control, like the old voodoo zombies. Garden-variety [[OurWightsAreDifferent re-animated corpses]] may count as these.
30th Nov '17 1:12:12 PM narm00
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* [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Vampiric Ghouls]] -- Either created by vampires as a [[TheRenfield servant]], or just a relative or offshoot of the standard vampire. They vary from immortal (if twisted) humans to mindless zombie minions to beings more powerful than vampires themselves. See especially the ''Ghouls'' supplement for ''TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade''.

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* [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Vampiric Ghouls]] -- Either created by vampires as a [[TheRenfield servant]], or just a relative or offshoot of the standard vampire. They vary from immortal (if twisted) humans to mindless zombie minions to beings more powerful than vampires themselves. See especially the ''Ghouls'' supplement Ghouls supplements for ''TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade''.



** Some sources, including the The 2nd. ed. ''Al-Qadim'' feature ghouls (or ghuls) based on the ghoul of Arabic myth. It's an undead genie with powerful magic and shapeshifting abilities.

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** Some sources, including the The 2nd. ed. ''Al-Qadim'' 2nd ed ''Al-Qadim'', feature ghouls (or ghuls) based on the ghoul of Arabic myth. It's an undead genie with powerful magic and shapeshifting abilities.



* ''TabletopGame/VampireTheRequiem'' and its predecessor ''TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade'':
** Ghouls are the mortal servants of vampires. Regularly consuming a little bit of the blood of their vampire masters grants them a few supernatural powers, but it also makes them slaves to the vampire's will and particularly prone to mental illness and other gruesome drawbacks. There were even entire ghoul families called revenants, who were particularly unwholesome sorts even by ghoul standards.

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* ''TabletopGame/VampireTheRequiem'' ''TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade'' and its predecessor ''TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade'':
successor ''TabletopGame/VampireTheRequiem'':
** Ghouls are the mortal servants of vampires. Regularly consuming a little bit of the blood of their vampire masters grants them a few supernatural powers, but it also makes them slaves to the vampire's will and particularly prone to mental illness and other gruesome drawbacks. There were There're even entire ghoul families called revenants, (which ''Masquerade'' calls revenants), who were are particularly unwholesome sorts even by ghoul standards.



* Ghouls in ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' were originally a separate creature type, but since the only ghouls for the longest time were the [[http://ww2.wizards.com/gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?&id=82 Scavenging Ghoul]] and [[http://ww2.wizards.com/gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?&id=2438 Ashen Ghoul]], Wizard of the Coast eventually decided to go the Zombie Derivative path and lump them under the Zombie family, (ghouls after those two had been printed as zombies). Given that the zombie creature type covers everything from mindless dead to liches, it isn't that much of a stretch.

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* Ghouls in ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' were originally a separate creature type, but since the only ghouls for the longest time were the [[http://ww2.wizards.com/gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?&id=82 Scavenging Ghoul]] and [[http://ww2.wizards.com/gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?&id=2438 Ashen Ghoul]], Wizard Wizards of the Coast eventually decided to go the Zombie Derivative path and lump them under the Zombie family, (ghouls after those two had been printed as zombies). Given that the zombie creature type covers everything from mindless dead to liches, it isn't that much of a stretch.



* Ghouls in ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}: Fantasy'' are complete race and are [[ParanoiaFuel indistinguishable from normal humans until they try to eat you]]. The only thing they can eat is human flesh; all other foods are dangerous to them.

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* Ghouls in ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}: Fantasy'' are a complete race and who are [[ParanoiaFuel indistinguishable from normal humans until they try to eat you]]. The only thing they can eat is human flesh; all other foods are dangerous to them.
24th Nov '17 8:53:26 AM thatother1dude
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* [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Vampiric Ghouls]] -- Either created by vampires as a [[TheRenfield servant]], or just a relative or offshoot of the standard vampire. They vary from immortal (if twisted) humans to mindless zombie minions to beings more powerful than vampires themselves. See especially the ''Ghouls'' supplement for''TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade''.

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* [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Vampiric Ghouls]] -- Either created by vampires as a [[TheRenfield servant]], or just a relative or offshoot of the standard vampire. They vary from immortal (if twisted) humans to mindless zombie minions to beings more powerful than vampires themselves. See especially the ''Ghouls'' supplement for''TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade''.for ''TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade''.
23rd Oct '17 9:04:16 AM AnotherEpicFail
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* ''VideoGame/TheSecretWorld'' features ghouls inspired primarily by the Lovecraftian variant, a race of bat-faced near-humanoids with hunched builds, leathery skin and [[ThePigPen bad hygiene]] [[note]]to put things in perspective, ghouls make nests out of a highly-toxic mixture of rusted junk and their own shit[[/note]]; ravenous carrion-eaters by nature, they can often be found congregating around battlefields, graveyards, rubbish dumps, and powerful magical sites in search of ripening corpses. Though seemingly crude and bestial, lore reveals that ghouls are actually borderline immortal, and those that survive the brutal years of early adulthood eventually grow [[DumbassNoMore more intelligent]] and [[StrongerWithAge more powerful]]: ghoul elders are among the most devious and potent of all their kind, capable of commanding armies into battle, wielding magic and even shapeshifting. How the ghouls came to be is still uncertain: the Dragon suggest that they are the degenerate remains of a highly-advanced civilization, subsisting on rotten meat in a desperate ritualized attempt to reclaim their former glory; on the other hand, the [[OurGeniesAreDifferent Jinn]] created them as a ServantRace in order to clean up the bodies generated by their ongoing feud with humanity.

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* ''VideoGame/TheSecretWorld'' features ghouls inspired primarily by the Lovecraftian variant, a race of bat-faced near-humanoids with hunched builds, leathery skin and [[ThePigPen bad hygiene]] [[note]]to put things in perspective, ghouls make nests out of a highly-toxic mixture of rusted junk metal debris and their own shit[[/note]]; ravenous carrion-eaters by nature, they can often be found congregating around battlefields, graveyards, rubbish dumps, and powerful magical sites in search of ripening corpses. Though seemingly crude and bestial, lore reveals that ghouls are actually borderline immortal, and those that survive the brutal years of early adulthood eventually grow [[DumbassNoMore more intelligent]] and [[StrongerWithAge more powerful]]: ghoul elders are among the most devious and potent of all their kind, capable of commanding armies into battle, wielding magic and even shapeshifting. How the ghouls came to be is still uncertain: the Dragon suggest that they are the degenerate remains of a highly-advanced civilization, subsisting on rotten meat in a desperate ritualized attempt to reclaim their former glory; on the other hand, the [[OurGeniesAreDifferent Jinn]] claim to have created them as a ServantRace in order to clean up the bodies generated by their ongoing feud with humanity.
18th Oct '17 10:54:43 PM carkaroth
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* Ghouls in ''VideoGame/DarkestDungeon'' are considerably larger than most other examples, towering over a human. They're also [[LightningBruiser quite fast]]. They are classed as [[TheUndead "unholy"]] type enemies, and are apparently [[WasOnceAMan former humans]], but not much information is known about them beyond that.
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