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1st Dec '16 3:42:36 PM Morgenthaler
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In comic books and animated works, one way to demonstrate that a character is a no-nonsense {{Badass}} or [[DefangedHorrors creepy]] is to show them with strands of saliva, phlegm, drool, or some other mucus dangling between their teeth. Popularized by the various Creator/RobLiefeld [[FollowTheLeader clones]] during UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks, but examples predate that period.

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In comic books and animated works, one way to demonstrate that a character is a no-nonsense {{Badass}} badass or [[DefangedHorrors creepy]] is to show them with strands of saliva, phlegm, drool, or some other mucus dangling between their teeth. Popularized by the various Creator/RobLiefeld [[FollowTheLeader clones]] during UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks, but examples predate that period.
21st Aug '16 12:15:10 PM nombretomado
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* When {{Wolverine}} goes into a berserker rage, he often has either this or flying spittle.
* The [[HorrorHost Horror Hosts]] of ECComics were big on this. EC artist Graham "Ghastly" Ingels was particularly fond of them, as is his SpiritualSuccessor Berni Wrightson.

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* When {{Wolverine}} ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} goes into a berserker rage, he often has either this or flying spittle.
* The [[HorrorHost Horror Hosts]] of ECComics Creator/ECComics were big on this. EC artist Graham "Ghastly" Ingels was particularly fond of them, as is his SpiritualSuccessor Berni Wrightson.



* The Brood from the ''Comicbook/{{X-Men}}'' comics. Not surprising, since they were {{expy}}s for the ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'' xenomorphs.

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* The Brood from the ''Comicbook/{{X-Men}}'' ''Comicbook/XMen'' comics. Not surprising, since they were {{expy}}s for the ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'' xenomorphs.
21st May '16 12:10:30 PM TVRulezAgain
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* In the first ''{{Shrek}}'' movie, the title character lets out a blood-curdling roar that shows off just how good the computers were at rendering flying spittle. Several members of the angry mob have [[{{Squick}} slimy faces]] in the next shot.

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* In the first ''{{Shrek}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'' movie, the title character lets out a blood-curdling roar that shows off just how good the computers were at rendering flying spittle. Several members of the angry mob have [[{{Squick}} slimy faces]] in the next shot.
3rd Mar '16 12:58:51 PM PrimeEvil
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** The Ninth Doctor prominently did this in his "Why can't you just ''die''?" speech in the episode "Dalek."
29th Dec '15 11:19:43 AM HoursGoneBy
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* In ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' Gaara uses a combination of [[SlasherSmile psycho smile]] and, when he ''really'' loses it, [[http://www.naruto-kun.com/naruto-episode-75/img_17/ this.]]

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* In ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' Gaara uses a combination of [[SlasherSmile psycho smile]] and, when he ''really'' loses it, [[http://www.naruto-kun.com/naruto-episode-75/img_17/ this.]]

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* Creator/RobLiefeld came up with ''blood'' phlegmings [[http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/1185176/warchild4_medium.jpg once,]] because... well, Rob Liefeld.

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* Creator/RobLiefeld came up with ''blood'' phlegmings [[http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/1185176/warchild4_medium.jpg once,]] because... well, Rob Liefeld.

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* Nitro from the film Mean Machine is constantly drooling and spitting to bolster up his loony appearance.

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* Nitro from the film Mean Machine is constantly drooling and spitting to bolster up his loony appearance.

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* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''. A giant spider demon drools over Buffy in "Helpless". I mean, who wouldn't?

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* Standard fare for [[{{Mascot}} The Guy]] of Music/{{Disturbed}}.

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* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''. A giant spider demon drools over Buffy in "Helpless". I mean, who wouldn't?

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* Standard fare for [[{{Mascot}} The Guy]] of Music/{{Disturbed}}.

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* Many images of Komodo dragons show Phlegmings, as they're quite prone to doing it in real life. And for extra creepy points, their saliva is essentially their venom!

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* Many images of Komodo dragons show Phlegmings, as they're quite prone to doing it in real life. And for extra creepy points, their saliva is essentially their venom!

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* The TyrannosaurusRex in ''Pinball/PoliceForce'' has these in its teeth.

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* The TyrannosaurusRex in ''Pinball/PoliceForce'' has these in its teeth.

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* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'', this appears the first time Zant speaks, but not after.

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* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'', this appears the first time Zant speaks, but not after.

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* The bloodgrem from ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' displays this [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2008-06-02 here.]]

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* The bloodgrem from ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' displays this [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2008-06-02 here.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/LegionOfSuperHeroes'' whenever Timber Wolf enters his feral form (and in one instance where he roars in his normal state) expect him to be salivating quite a bit

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* ''WesternAnimation/LegionOfSuperHeroes'' whenever Timber Wolf enters his feral form (and in one instance where he roars in his normal state) expect him to be salivating quite a bit
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22nd Dec '15 6:59:18 PM WillKeaton
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* The bloodgrem from ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' displays this [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2008-06-02 here]].

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* The bloodgrem from ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' displays this [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2008-06-02 here]].
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22nd Dec '15 6:58:42 PM WillKeaton
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* [[Series/GameOfThrones Khal Drogo]]'s RousingSpeech where he declares he will [[spoiler: invade the Seven Kingdoms in retaliation for Daenarys' near assassination]] is accompanied by a lot of spitting. Given that he is one of the most badass and barbaric characters in the series, it seems totally in-character for him. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UyqKWROjrq4 Watch it here]].

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* [[Series/GameOfThrones Khal Drogo]]'s RousingSpeech where he declares he will [[spoiler: invade the Seven Kingdoms in retaliation for Daenarys' near assassination]] is accompanied by a lot of spitting. Given that he is one of the most badass and barbaric characters in the series, it seems totally in-character for him. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UyqKWROjrq4 Watch it here]].here.]]
22nd Dec '15 6:58:14 PM WillKeaton
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* Creator/RobLiefeld came up with ''blood'' phlegmings [[http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/1185176/warchild4_medium.jpg once]], because... well, Rob Liefeld.

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* Creator/RobLiefeld came up with ''blood'' phlegmings [[http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/1185176/warchild4_medium.jpg once]], once,]] because... well, Rob Liefeld.
22nd Dec '15 6:57:58 PM WillKeaton
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Trope originally identified by [[http://www.heromachine.com/2008/01/04/phlegmings/ the HeroMachine blog]].

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Trope originally identified by [[http://www.heromachine.com/2008/01/04/phlegmings/ the HeroMachine blog]].
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14th Nov '15 4:00:40 PM nombretomado
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In comic books and animated works, one way to demonstrate that a character is a no-nonsense {{Badass}} or [[DefangedHorrors creepy]] is to show them with strands of saliva, phlegm, drool, or some other mucus dangling between their teeth. Popularized by the various RobLiefeld [[FollowTheLeader clones]] during UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks, but examples predate that period.

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In comic books and animated works, one way to demonstrate that a character is a no-nonsense {{Badass}} or [[DefangedHorrors creepy]] is to show them with strands of saliva, phlegm, drool, or some other mucus dangling between their teeth. Popularized by the various RobLiefeld Creator/RobLiefeld [[FollowTheLeader clones]] during UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks, but examples predate that period.
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