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21st Jun '16 6:06:27 PM SteveMB
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' episode "Mad Love", the Joker came up with a plan to drop Batman into a piranha tank, but gave up on it because he couldn't make the fish smile (thus making the scheme unfunny and thus unworthy of him). Harley figured out how to fix the problem by lowering Batman into the tank upside down so their frowns would look like smiles, but instead of impressing the Joker she enraged him by [[TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou stealing his victory]].
14th Jun '16 7:20:37 AM erforce
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* Lockjaw and Snapjaw from ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry 2'', Nibbla from ''Donkey Kong Country 3''
* 'VideoGame/BanjoKazooie'' has BubblegloopSwamp, the water of which is infested with piranhas that take your health away anytime you entered the water. The only way to safely traverse the water was to wear wading boots, or have Mumbo Jumbo turn you into an alligator (because piranhas are afraid of alligators).

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* Lockjaw and Snapjaw from ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry 2'', ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry2DiddysKongQuest'', Nibbla from ''Donkey Kong Country 3''
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* 'VideoGame/BanjoKazooie'' ''VideoGame/BanjoKazooie'' has BubblegloopSwamp, the water of which is infested with piranhas that take your health away anytime you entered the water. The only way to safely traverse the water was to wear wading boots, or have Mumbo Jumbo turn you into an alligator (because piranhas are afraid of alligators).



* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker'' we have the [[NightmareFuel nightmarish]] [[DemonicSpiders Seahats]], which are boat sized piranhas with ''propeller blades'' on their heads that will pursue Link to the ends of the earth in order to knock him out of his boat.

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* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda''
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In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker'' we have the [[NightmareFuel nightmarish]] [[DemonicSpiders Seahats]], which are boat sized piranhas with ''propeller blades'' on their heads that will pursue Link to the ends of the earth in order to knock him out of his boat.



* In ''[[VideoGame/SpyroTheDragon Spyro 3]]'', the Midday Gardens world has a level called Spooky Swamp. The water there is ''full'' of piranhas! And they ''will kill you'' if you so much as ''land'' in it, let alone try to ''swim'', unless you ''[[PunctuatedForEmphasis get. the hell. out of there.]]''

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* In ''[[VideoGame/SpyroTheDragon ''[[VideoGame/SpyroYearOfTheDragon Spyro 3]]'', the Midday Gardens world has a level called Spooky Swamp. The water there is ''full'' of piranhas! And they ''will kill you'' if you so much as ''land'' in it, let alone try to ''swim'', unless you ''[[PunctuatedForEmphasis get. the hell. out of there.]]''



* In ''VideoGame/GuildWars 2'' there is an underwater spell that summons piranhas to deal damage over time. There is also a specific underwater level where you have to use bioluminescent plants to get from volcanic vent to volcanic vent because as soon as you leave the safety of a light radius you get eaten by [[DarknessEqualsDeath super death killer piranhas]] and die in a couple of seconds.

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* In ''VideoGame/GuildWars 2'' ''VideoGame/GuildWars2'' there is an underwater spell that summons piranhas to deal damage over time. There is also a specific underwater level where you have to use bioluminescent plants to get from volcanic vent to volcanic vent because as soon as you leave the safety of a light radius you get eaten by [[DarknessEqualsDeath super death killer piranhas]] and die in a couple of seconds.
4th Jun '16 4:02:36 PM nombretomado
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* Averted in the AbleTeam novel "Amazon Slaughter". The team is attacked by piranhas while swimming a river, but they only give some nasty bites (at the time, the protagonist is more worried because he thinks the pain means he's just been shot).

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* Averted in the AbleTeam Literature/AbleTeam novel "Amazon Slaughter". The team is attacked by piranhas while swimming a river, but they only give some nasty bites (at the time, the protagonist is more worried because he thinks the pain means he's just been shot).
20th May '16 8:44:28 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Rando hangs Yusuke over a pond of piranha-like fishes in ''YuYuHakusho''.

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* Rando hangs Yusuke over a pond of piranha-like fishes in ''YuYuHakusho''.''Manga/YuYuHakusho''.
14th May '16 7:54:20 AM MsChibi
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* One of the "Moopie" stamps in ''VideoGame/KidPixStudio'' was a piranha that would leap out of the water, snapping its teeth.
12th May '16 5:05:13 AM schoi30
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** Another Treehouse of Horror segment, "In the Na'vi", had flying aliens which drop eggs onto some soldiers. Said eggs hatch into a school of piranha.
12th May '16 5:00:14 AM schoi30
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* What's worse than a swarm of normal piranhas? How about a school of giant piranhas! Meet [[http://www.prehistoric-wildlife.com/species/m/megapiranha.html ''Megapiranha'']], a meter long fish that lived 10 million years ago in the interior sea that is now the Amazon River. However, it's only known from a few teeth that seem to have characteristics of both the famous carnivorous ones and the herbivorous pacu (a piranha relative). The scary part is that 40-foot [[NeverSmileAtACrocodile caimans]] and 12-foot [[TurtlePower turtles]] living in the same habitat show that the ''Megapiranha'' was just a tiddler in the ancient Amazon.

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* What's worse than a swarm of normal piranhas? How about a school of giant piranhas! Meet [[http://www.''[[http://www.prehistoric-wildlife.com/species/m/megapiranha.html ''Megapiranha'']], Megapiranha]]'', a meter long fish that lived 10 million years ago in the interior sea that is now the Amazon River. However, it's only known from a few teeth that seem to have characteristics of both the famous carnivorous ones and the herbivorous pacu (a piranha relative). The scary part is that 40-foot [[NeverSmileAtACrocodile caimans]] and 12-foot [[TurtlePower turtles]] living in the same habitat show that the ''Megapiranha'' was just a tiddler in the ancient Amazon.Amazon.
* This is how they apparently hunt piranhas in Brazil: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3PnRt3GI40c Say what you want but that girl has some massive balls (note her footwear and where she is standing).



* This is how they apparently hunt piranhas in Brazil: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3PnRt3GI40c Say what you want but that girl has some massive balls (note her footwear and where she is standing).

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* This is how they apparently hunt piranhas in Brazil: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3PnRt3GI40c Say what you want but that girl has some massive balls (note her footwear and where she is standing).
3rd Apr '16 4:58:25 AM Marin1977
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* This is how they apparently hunt piranhas in Brasil: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3PnRt3GI40c Say what you want but that girl has some massive balls (note her footwear and where she is standing).

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* This is how they apparently hunt piranhas in Brasil: Brazil: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3PnRt3GI40c Say what you want but that girl has some massive balls (note her footwear and where she is standing).
3rd Apr '16 4:57:57 AM Marin1977
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* This is how they apparently hunt piranhas in Brasil: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3PnRt3GI40c Say what you want but that girl has some massive balls (note her footwear and where she is standing).
17th Mar '16 1:54:44 PM Hossmeister
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* ''BanjoKazooie'' has BubblegloopSwamp, the water of which is infested with piranhas that take your health away anytime you entered the water. The only way to safely traverse the water was to wear wading boots, or have Mumbo Jumbo turn you into an alligator (because piranhas are afraid of alligators).

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* ''BanjoKazooie'' 'VideoGame/BanjoKazooie'' has BubblegloopSwamp, the water of which is infested with piranhas that take your health away anytime you entered the water. The only way to safely traverse the water was to wear wading boots, or have Mumbo Jumbo turn you into an alligator (because piranhas are afraid of alligators).
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