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25th Apr '17 11:48:53 PM TheGameMaster
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* The Masked Man from ''VideoGame/{{Mother3}}'' as both a figurative and literal example. It's a major plot point because the player is racing against him to awaken a dark dragon that will absorb the wishes in the heart of whoever rouses it. But [[ApocalypseHow without a heart at all]]...
16th Apr '17 8:34:27 PM nombretomado
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* Ahsoka becomes this in the middle of the Mortis arc of ''StarWarsTheCloneWars''; complete with MindControlEyes and TaintedVeins. It could also be a supernatural case of MoreThanMindControl. Things get particularly heart breaking when the Son decides YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness and kills her with a DeathTouch. Thankfully [[spoiler: she is resurrected]].

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* Ahsoka becomes this in the middle of the Mortis arc of ''StarWarsTheCloneWars''; ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars''; complete with MindControlEyes and TaintedVeins. It could also be a supernatural case of MoreThanMindControl. Things get particularly heart breaking when the Son decides YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness and kills her with a DeathTouch. Thankfully [[spoiler: she is resurrected]].
9th Apr '17 1:38:04 PM nombretomado
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* The Yamiko in the ''SailorNothing'' novel are a particularly gruesome version, with the interesting twist that their being pure evil also makes them incompetent, with no self-control or self-discipline (see the Quotes page for the full version of the page quote). This may be considered a {{deconstruction}} of sorts.

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* The Yamiko in the ''SailorNothing'' ''Literature/SailorNothing'' novel are a particularly gruesome version, with the interesting twist that their being pure evil also makes them incompetent, with no self-control or self-discipline (see the Quotes page for the full version of the page quote). This may be considered a {{deconstruction}} of sorts.
12th Mar '17 5:20:51 PM nombretomado
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* Though WordOfGod says that the Devilbirds are supposed to be ''TabletopGame/{{Mortasheen}}'s'' [[OurDemonsAreDifferent demon-equivalents]], they fit equally well under this trope. For those who don't know, they're Boschian bird-monsters each embodying a negative emotion, which [[EmotionEater feed by inducing said emotions in other people]] . Let us take the [[http://www.bogleech.com/mortasheen/gluttony.htm Devilbird of Gluttony]] for example. It feeds by [[HorrorHunger inducing a hunger so fierce in a bystander that they will eat anything in sight]]. They then are psychically forced to go back to the Devilbird's nest and [[NauseaFuel vomit up what they've eaten in said Devilbird's mouth]]. In the advanced stages of this hunger they may become so ravenous that they begin to eat themselves just to fill their hunger. And yes, almost all of the Devilbirds are this horrible. Even [[http://www.bogleech.com/mortasheen/phasmoria.htm the one based on positive emotions]] [[LightIsNotGood turns its victims into hopeless addicts]]. The only exception is the Devilbird of Sloth, which is so overcome with its negative emotion that it doesn't do ''anything'' -- harming and exploiting others or even ''hatching from its egg'' are far too much work for a creature that completely slothful.
** Oh, and by the way, there's actually going to be an area in the upcoming game dominated by these things. Not many details have been released on it by way of WordOfGod except for the fact that it's [[OhCrap "Worse than you can possibly imagine"]].


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* Though WordOfGod says that the Devilbirds are supposed to be ''WebOriginal/{{Mortasheen}}'s'' [[OurDemonsAreDifferent demon-equivalents]], they fit equally well under this trope. For those who don't know, they're Boschian bird-monsters each embodying a negative emotion, which [[EmotionEater feed by inducing said emotions in other people]] . Let us take the [[http://www.bogleech.com/mortasheen/gluttony.htm Devilbird of Gluttony]] for example. It feeds by [[HorrorHunger inducing a hunger so fierce in a bystander that they will eat anything in sight]]. They then are psychically forced to go back to the Devilbird's nest and [[NauseaFuel vomit up what they've eaten in said Devilbird's mouth]]. In the advanced stages of this hunger they may become so ravenous that they begin to eat themselves just to fill their hunger. And yes, almost all of the Devilbirds are this horrible. Even [[http://www.bogleech.com/mortasheen/phasmoria.htm the one based on positive emotions]] [[LightIsNotGood turns its victims into hopeless addicts]]. The only exception is the Devilbird of Sloth, which is so overcome with its negative emotion that it doesn't do ''anything'' -- harming and exploiting others or even ''hatching from its egg'' are far too much work for a creature that completely slothful.
25th Feb '17 12:56:19 PM nombretomado
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* The Final Boss Devil in ''BattleMoonWars'' is a GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere that is the this trope, also apparently any land area that has magic will generate evil spirits that oddly looks like {{Shout Out}}s to various anime series.

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* The Final Boss Devil in ''BattleMoonWars'' ''VideoGame/BattleMoonWars'' is a GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere that is the this trope, also apparently any land area that has magic will generate evil spirits that oddly looks like {{Shout Out}}s to various anime series.
19th Jan '17 5:46:18 AM Morgenthaler
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** In ''VideoGame/{{Persona 2}}'', [[CthulhuMythos Nyarlathotep]] is revealed to be [[spoiler: the grand AnthropomorphicPersonification of the negative emotions of ''humanity as a whole'' -- fear, hatred, anger, and every other flaw of the species. He's the EvilCounterpart to Philemon, who is similarly an AnthropomorphicPersonification of human strength and positive emotions... and it's further revealed that the entire series up to that point was little more than a pissing contest between the two to see which was truly the more powerful aspect of humanity. And you ''do'' actually get to punch Philemon for this.]]

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** In ''VideoGame/{{Persona 2}}'', [[CthulhuMythos [[Franchise/CthulhuMythos Nyarlathotep]] is revealed to be [[spoiler: the grand AnthropomorphicPersonification of the negative emotions of ''humanity as a whole'' -- fear, hatred, anger, and every other flaw of the species. He's the EvilCounterpart to Philemon, who is similarly an AnthropomorphicPersonification of human strength and positive emotions... and it's further revealed that the entire series up to that point was little more than a pissing contest between the two to see which was truly the more powerful aspect of humanity. And you ''do'' actually get to punch Philemon for this.]]
23rd Nov '16 10:50:43 AM ashlay
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** ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'' builds upon ''Persona 4'', with your party targeting dozens of Shadows that represent corrupt individuals repressed emotions, who can in turn be forced into seeing the error of their ways in order to reform their human selves. Further, you can talk to pretty much any Shadow now, as they all are pieces of human consciousness. [[spoiler:And as usual, the BigBad turns out to be an EldritchAbomination level Shadow. This time, he was born from the collective desire to maintain social order, but has gone so out of control he plans to absorb reality and "save" humanity from TheEvilsOfFreeWill.]]
2nd Nov '16 4:51:20 PM nombretomado
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* The Spectres of ''HisDarkMaterials''.

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* The Spectres of ''HisDarkMaterials''.''Literature/HisDarkMaterials''.
5th Oct '16 11:50:18 PM KOman
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* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''. When ghosts [[UnfinishedBusiness linger in the world]] too long, they become consumed by their emotions and transform into Hollows. Their hearts are transformed into masks that hide their faces and they become creatures of base emotion and insatiable soul-hunger, driven to hunt and kill any humans with spiritual power. Powerful Hollows that lose their masks regain a part of their lost hearts and become capable of higher reasoning. They usually hunt other Hollows rather than humans, mostly because they're now too powerful to be sustained by human spiritual power. Shinigami and Quincies have warred for a thousand years over what to do about Hollows, with Shinigami purifying them back into the cycle of reincarnation and Quincies forever destroying them.

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* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''. When ghosts [[UnfinishedBusiness linger in the world]] too long, they become consumed by their emotions and transform into Hollows. Their hearts are transformed into masks that hide their faces faces, leaving holes in their chests, and they become creatures of base emotion and insatiable soul-hunger, driven to hunt and kill any humans with spiritual power. Powerful Hollows that lose their masks regain a part of their lost hearts and become capable of higher reasoning. They usually hunt other Hollows rather than humans, mostly because they're now too powerful to be sustained by human spiritual power. Shinigami and Quincies have warred for a thousand years over what to do about Hollows, with Shinigami purifying them back into the cycle of reincarnation and Quincies forever destroying them.
27th Jul '16 5:00:23 AM Morgenthaler
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* Dark Force from ''PhantasyStar'' is a variation of this. While the ultimate villain of the series, the Profound Darkness, is [[SealedEvilInACan locked in another dimension]], its hatred is strong enough to break through the seal and take physical form, manifesting as the series's reoccuring nemesis.

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* Dark Force from ''PhantasyStar'' ''VideoGame/PhantasyStar'' is a variation of this. While the ultimate villain of the series, the Profound Darkness, is [[SealedEvilInACan locked in another dimension]], its hatred is strong enough to break through the seal and take physical form, manifesting as the series's reoccuring nemesis.



* The spawn of Dark Gaia in ''SonicUnleashed'' are, according the the in-game bestiary, negative emotions which have manifested physically using Dark Gaia's energy. In addition, they'll also possess people at night, completely turning their personalities arounds, usually for the worse.
* ''MonsterRancherEvo'' has these, but it's only apparent on the overworld stand-ins, as during actual battle the enemy monsters looks the same as if you were controlling them.

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* The spawn of Dark Gaia in ''SonicUnleashed'' ''VideoGame/SonicUnleashed'' are, according the the in-game bestiary, negative emotions which have manifested physically using Dark Gaia's energy. In addition, they'll also possess people at night, completely turning their personalities arounds, usually for the worse.
* ''MonsterRancherEvo'' ''VideoGame/MonsterRancherEvo'' has these, but it's only apparent on the overworld stand-ins, as during actual battle the enemy monsters looks the same as if you were controlling them.



** In ''{{Persona 2}}'', [[CthulhuMythos Nyarlathotep]] is revealed to be [[spoiler: the grand AnthropomorphicPersonification of the negative emotions of ''humanity as a whole'' -- fear, hatred, anger, and every other flaw of the species. He's the EvilCounterpart to Philemon, who is similarly an AnthropomorphicPersonification of human strength and positive emotions... and it's further revealed that the entire series up to that point was little more than a pissing contest between the two to see which was truly the more powerful aspect of humanity. And you ''do'' actually get to punch Philemon for this.]]

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** In ''{{Persona ''VideoGame/{{Persona 2}}'', [[CthulhuMythos Nyarlathotep]] is revealed to be [[spoiler: the grand AnthropomorphicPersonification of the negative emotions of ''humanity as a whole'' -- fear, hatred, anger, and every other flaw of the species. He's the EvilCounterpart to Philemon, who is similarly an AnthropomorphicPersonification of human strength and positive emotions... and it's further revealed that the entire series up to that point was little more than a pissing contest between the two to see which was truly the more powerful aspect of humanity. And you ''do'' actually get to punch Philemon for this.]]



** The Shadows of Tartarus in ''{{Persona 3}}'' are essentially this, being born from the collective desires of any human who ever wished for death. [[spoiler:This eventually brings about the TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt when a mentally unstable man opens the door for them to call forth an EldritchAbomination-level Shadow like Nyarlathotep: [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Nyx]], the manifestation of death. In the end, the hero gives up his soul, not to heal the heart of humanity, but to reseal Nyx away from the collected weight of their negative emotions.]]

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** The Shadows of Tartarus in ''{{Persona ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'' are essentially this, being born from the collective desires of any human who ever wished for death. [[spoiler:This eventually brings about the TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt when a mentally unstable man opens the door for them to call forth an EldritchAbomination-level Shadow like Nyarlathotep: [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Nyx]], the manifestation of death. In the end, the hero gives up his soul, not to heal the heart of humanity, but to reseal Nyx away from the collected weight of their negative emotions.]]



* In ''RaidouKuzunohaVsTheSoullessArmy'', the Hiruko are what happens when TheHeartless gets combined with BodyHorror, resulting in a race of parasitic monsters bred from the despair, hate and fear of the residents of the Capital who at the slightest provocation will erupt in a NightmareFuel-laden scene, converting the hapless victim into a Red Cape, or outright bursting out of the body. Neither variant is particularly pleasant.

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* In ''RaidouKuzunohaVsTheSoullessArmy'', ''VideoGame/RaidouKuzunohaVsTheSoullessArmy'', the Hiruko are what happens when TheHeartless gets combined with BodyHorror, resulting in a race of parasitic monsters bred from the despair, hate and fear of the residents of the Capital who at the slightest provocation will erupt in a NightmareFuel-laden scene, converting the hapless victim into a Red Cape, or outright bursting out of the body. Neither variant is particularly pleasant.



* Darth Nihilus from ''[[KnightsOfTheOldRepublic KotOR 2]]'' became a living entity of pure hunger when TheDarkSide consumed him. His most infamous power is a life drain that can instantly cause the extinction of a planet.

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* Darth Nihilus from ''[[KnightsOfTheOldRepublic KotOR 2]]'' ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublicIITheSithLords'' became a living entity of pure hunger when TheDarkSide consumed him. His most infamous power is a life drain that can instantly cause the extinction of a planet.
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