History Main / PiranhaProblem

29th Oct '16 6:51:24 PM foxley
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* In ''Killer Fish'', loot from a diamond heist is placed in a dam lake with introduced piranha as its protector.

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* In ''Killer Fish'', ''Film/KillerFish'', loot from a diamond heist is placed in a dam lake with introduced piranha as its protector.



* Averted in the 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).
* In the ''Literature/JamesBond'' novel 'Literature/YouOnlyLiveTwice'', Doctor Shatterhand has piranha pools on his grounds, all the better to dispose of people who have not yet succumbed to the other lethal attractions of his gardens.

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* Averted in the Literature/AbleTeam novel "Amazon Slaughter".''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).
* In the ''Literature/JamesBond'' novel 'Literature/YouOnlyLiveTwice'', ''Literature/YouOnlyLiveTwice'', Doctor Shatterhand has piranha pools on his grounds, all the better to dispose of people who have not yet succumbed to the other lethal attractions of his gardens.



* One of the episodes of the TV show ''Cliffhanger'' had the PluckyGirl reporter dangling six inches over the Amazon river, which was teeming with piranha.

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* One of the episodes of the TV show ''Cliffhanger'' ''Series/{{Cliffhanger}}'' had the PluckyGirl reporter dangling six inches over the Amazon river, which was teeming with piranha.


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* ''Series/{{CSI}}'': In "Table Stakes", the killer disposes of a body by feeding it to piranhas.
* ''Series/{{QI}}'': In the "Killers" episode of the 'K' season, Stephen discusses the Pacu fish. From Papua New Guinea and a relative to the piranha, it eats seeds and nuts. It also goes for a different kind of nut, hence its nick name of the "Ball-cutter fish", which goes for the gonads if you are swimming naked near it. There are two recorded deaths by castration from this fish.
31st Aug '16 5:47:55 PM MrNickelodeon
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* On Disneyland's Jungle Cruise ride, one stretch of the river is infested with animatronic piranha that leap out of the water toward the boat.

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* On Disneyland's Jungle Cruise [[Ride/DisneyThemeParks Disneyland]]'s ''Ride/JungleCruise'' ride, one stretch of the river is infested with animatronic piranha that leap out of the water toward the boat.
26th Aug '16 6:07:12 AM MarqFJA
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* ''Disney/{{Tarzan}}'': Young Tantor mistakes a swimming Tarzan for a piranha, only to be told that [[MisplacedWildlife piranhas don't live in Africa]]. This then [[FunnyMoments completely derails the elephants' conversational topics]]: "There are no piranhas in Africa." "Don't tell the kid that! Of course there are piranhas in Africa!" "No, she's right, they're native to South America..."

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* ''Disney/{{Tarzan}}'': Young Tantor mistakes a swimming Tarzan for a piranha, only to be told that [[MisplacedWildlife piranhas don't live in Africa]]. This then [[FunnyMoments completely derails the elephants' conversational topics]]: "There are no piranhas in Africa." "Don't tell the kid that! Of course there are piranhas in Africa!" "No, she's right, they're native to South America..."" That said, it's probably for the best to avoid thinking too hard about [[FridgeLogic how these African elephants even knew that piranhas or the Americas existed in the first place]].
21st Aug '16 12:15:26 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''[[ECComics Tales From the Crypt]]'' story "The Bath", a servant fills a corrupt mine owner's bath with piranhas, with predictable results, as retribution for the owner killing the servant's family.

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* In the ''[[ECComics ''[[Creator/ECComics Tales From the Crypt]]'' story "The Bath", a servant fills a corrupt mine owner's bath with piranhas, with predictable results, as retribution for the owner killing the servant's family.
10th Jul '16 6:37:01 PM eroock
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons WesternAnimation/TreehouseOfHorror'' segment "Terror In Tiny Toon", Itchy shoots a swarm of piranha from a hose reducing everything below Bart's head to the bones, they later fix this by playing it backwards.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons WesternAnimation/TreehouseOfHorror'' segment [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS10E4TreehouseOfHorrorIX "Terror In Tiny Toon", Toon"]], Itchy shoots a swarm of piranha from a hose reducing everything below Bart's head to the bones, they later fix this by playing it backwards.
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.
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