History PlayingWith / BodyHorror

21st Jan '16 7:24:09 PM zequeins
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* '''Played For Laughs''': The anatomy in question is laughably bizarre- for instance, having a foot for a head. Hard to pull off, due to the UncannyValley.
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* '''Played For Laughs''': Laughs''': ** The anatomy in question is laughably bizarre- for instance, having a foot for a head. Hard to pull off, due to the UncannyValley.UncannyValley. ** Trying to cheat God in HowManyFingers results in [[Film/BruceAlmighty your hand having multiple fingers and losing your appetite for 3 weeks.]]
5th Mar '15 7:45:58 AM Scorpion451
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* '''Implied''': The virus victim is never fully shown on screen/described, but the character's reactions and the fragments we do see suggest they have been twisted into a horrifying form.

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5th Mar '15 7:40:03 AM Scorpion451
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* '''Deconstructed''': The eldritch abomination which resembles a mass of limbs and organs can barely move or sense its surroundings and after flailing around for a while eventually dies from massive infection due to its exposed organs. * '''Reconstructed''': The next one, learning from its moronic partner's mistakes, takes the time to plan out a mortal-brain-shattering form with an efficiently designed skeleton and metabolism, with usefully placed limbs and sensory organs before manifesting on the mortal plane
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* '''Deconstructed''': The eldritch abomination which resembles a mass of limbs and organs can barely move or sense its surroundings and after surroundings. After flailing around for a while while, it eventually dies from massive infection due to its exposed organs. * '''Reconstructed''': The next one, learning from its moronic partner's mistakes, takes the time to plan out a mortal-brain-shattering form with an efficiently designed skeleton and metabolism, with usefully placed limbs and sensory organs organs, before manifesting on the mortal plane
5th Mar '15 7:37:52 AM Scorpion451
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* '''Exploited''': Alice discovers that having three arms, scales, eyes on stalks, and a PrehensileTail is actually rather useful for an adventuress, once you find a nice bulky hooded robe for trips into town.
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* '''Exploited''': Alice discovers that having three arms, scales, eyes on stalks, a PrehensileTail, and the ability to make an ogre cry by making a PrehensileTail funny face is actually rather useful for an adventuress, once you find a nice bulky hooded robe for trips into town.
3rd Nov '14 12:48:23 PM Scorpion451
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* '''Inverted''': Though a creature or object is made of or resembles anatomy, it does so in a clean and aesthetically pleasing way.
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* '''Inverted''': Though a creature or object is made of or resembles anatomy, it does so in a clean looks extremely natural and aesthetically pleasing way.beautiful.
3rd Nov '14 12:45:43 PM Scorpion451
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'''Basic Trope''': A transformation is slow, painful, {{Squick}}ily organic, or all of the above. * '''Straight''': A character is transformed into a monster; the process is slow, painful, and not pretty. * '''Exaggerated''': A character falls down into organs and finally cells to be reconstructed in graphic details bit by bit into a horrible mishmash. * '''Downplayed''': There are some creepy or painful moments in an otherwise sleek transformation sequence. * '''Justified''': The change is moving bones and muscles around; not to mention internal organs. As anyone who has gone through puberty (or a hernia) can attest, this can take some time and involve some growing pains. * '''Inverted''': The transformation looks neat and tidy. [[MindRape Its mental toll is nearly enough to drive the character insane each time it happens]]. * '''Subverted''': ** A character goes through textbook body horror, but then crosses a BishounenLine, and the creature they wind up as is actually quite attractive. ** Bonus points if they look at their new body in the mirror and lampshade: "Well, I dodged a bullet." * '''Double Subverted''': The final creature is pretty, but it has [[LovecraftianSuperPower Lovecraftian super powers]]. * '''Parodied''': ** A female werewolf's bloody, skin-ripping transformation garners the same reaction from her as bad cramps, down to a 'that time of month' line. ** A character's eating slightly-expired food is what causes the horrific transformation. * '''Zig Zagged''': Transformations (even if they are the same) vary ''strongly'' in their degree of disturbingness. * '''Averted''': Any transformations are clean, quick and relatively painless. * '''Enforced''': "We need something really everybody fears- disfigurement, pain... * '''Lampshaded''': ** "Why are transformations that horrible all the time???! Why can't there be normal transformations????!!" ** After seeing the horrified face of an observer, the shapeshifter quips "Serves you right for walking in while I was changing." * '''Invoked''': "You think ''being'' [[BalefulPolymorph a frosh]] is the worst part? Think again!" * '''Exploited''': Even though she's not dangerous, the character uses her transformation to gross out and frighten attackers. * '''Defied''': Researchers try to make the transformation process less traumatic, and they succeed. * '''Discussed''': "Dude, you ok?" * '''Conversed''': Alice and Bob wrench in horror watching a transformation sequence during a horror movie. One of them is like "I can't watch!" * '''Deconstructed''': The shapeshifter is most vulnerable at this point, especially to infection, as bodily fluids are exposed and protective membranes are breached. There is a severe danger of having loose organs get trapped outside the body. Shapeshifters are deathly terrified of ever using their abilities. * '''Reconstructed''': While the transformation looks horrific, it's tantamount to an orgasmic experience for the shapeshifters, and the rapid increase in metabolism means that any injuries they take will be rapidly healed. * '''Played For Laughs''': [[VideoGame/KidIcarus The character's top half is transformed into an eggplant]], and he flails about aimlessly, bumping into walls and running in circles in panic. * '''Played For Drama''': The victim goes insane from the pain and either [[TragicMonster kills everyone it once held dear until it is finally killed because it is a terrible and dangerous monster]], [[FateWorseThanDeath is in such agony someone decides it is neccessary to euthanize it]], or is actually fine, but is killed because everyone assumed one of the former possibilities was the case.
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'''Basic Trope''': A transformation creature or object is slow, painful, {{Squick}}ily organic, made of or all of the above. resembles distorted or traumatically injured anatomy. * '''Straight''': A character is transformed into a monster; the process is slow, painful, HumanoidAbomination has several extra deformed limbs and not pretty. its facial features are twisted and vaguely animalistic. It uses tumorous OrganicTechnology. * '''Exaggerated''': A character falls down into organs and finally cells An EldritchAbomination appears to be reconstructed in graphic details bit by bit into made of a horrible mishmash. tangle of human organs, and is terraforming the area around it to resemble its homeland, the BloodyBowelsOfHell. * '''Downplayed''': There are some creepy or painful moments in an otherwise sleek transformation sequence. A beautiful HumanAlien has a disfiguring scar, and the architecture of her LivingShip resembles organic forms and anatomy [[UncannyValley just enough to be mildly unsettling]]. * '''Justified''': The change A creature or object is moving bones and muscles around; not to mention internal organs. As anyone who has gone through puberty (or a hernia) can attest, this can take some time and involve some growing pains. actually made from crudely assembled body parts. * '''Inverted''': The transformation looks neat and tidy. [[MindRape Its mental toll is nearly enough to drive the character insane each time it happens]]. * '''Subverted''': ** A character goes through textbook body horror, but then crosses Though a BishounenLine, and the creature they wind up as or object is made of or resembles anatomy, it does so in a clean and aesthetically pleasing way. * '''Subverted''': A creature cloaked in shadow at first appears to be a tangle of limbs, but when it steps out of the shadows it is actually quite attractive. ** Bonus points if they [[TotemPoleTrench one normal human sitting on another's shoulders]]. * '''Double Subverted''': At which point it unzips the GenuineHumanHide Person Suit and attacks. * '''Parodied''': The horrific disfigurement is a bad case of acne. * '''Zig Zagged''': Some zombies are fresh with few to no signs of rot. Others are missing limbs and dragging trails of intestines behind them. * '''Averted''': The starfish aliens don't remotely resemble earth anatomy. * '''Enforced''': "Fans loved the dangling eye zombie last season; lets do more of those." * '''Lampshaded''': "Why do eldritch abominations always look like a serial killer's compost pile? You'd thing at their new body least once in the mirror and lampshade: "Well, I dodged a bullet.while one would go with something original, like a talking fire hydrant or something..." * '''Double Subverted''': The final creature is pretty, but it has [[LovecraftianSuperPower Lovecraftian super powers]]. * '''Parodied''': ** A female werewolf's bloody, skin-ripping transformation garners the same reaction from her as bad cramps, down to a 'that time of month' line. ** A character's eating slightly-expired food is what causes the horrific transformation. * '''Zig Zagged''': Transformations (even if they are the same) vary ''strongly'' in their degree of disturbingness. * '''Averted''': Any transformations are clean, quick and relatively painless. * '''Enforced''': "We need something really everybody fears- disfigurement, pain... * '''Lampshaded''': ** "Why are transformations that horrible all the time???! Why can't there be normal transformations????!!" ** After seeing the horrified face of an observer, the shapeshifter quips "Serves you right for walking in while I was changing." * '''Invoked''': "You think ''being'' [[BalefulPolymorph A sorcerer deliberately transforms Alice into a frosh]] is the worst part? Think again!" horrifyingly twisted shape to scare off anyone who might try to help a talking bunny or frog. * '''Exploited''': Even though she's not dangerous, the character uses her transformation to gross out Alice discovers that having three arms, scales, eyes on stalks, and frighten attackers. a PrehensileTail is actually rather useful for an adventuress, once you find a nice bulky hooded robe for trips into town. * '''Defied''': Researchers try A mad scientist takes care to make his cyborg minions look aesthetically pleasing and keep them in good repair, studying the transformation process less traumatic, latest trends in jewelry design and they succeed. * '''Discussed''': "Dude, you ok?" plastic surgery. * '''Conversed''': Alice and Bob wrench in horror watching a transformation sequence during a horror movie. One of them discuss whether something having too many eyes is like "I can't watch!" scarier than if it has too many limbs. * '''Deconstructed''': The shapeshifter is most vulnerable at this point, especially eldritch abomination which resembles a mass of limbs and organs can barely move or sense its surroundings and after flailing around for a while eventually dies from massive infection due to infection, as bodily fluids are its exposed and protective membranes are breached. There is a severe danger of having loose organs get trapped outside the body. Shapeshifters are deathly terrified of ever using their abilities. organs. * '''Reconstructed''': While The next one, learning from its moronic partner's mistakes, takes the transformation looks horrific, it's tantamount time to plan out a mortal-brain-shattering form with an orgasmic experience for efficiently designed skeleton and metabolism, with usefully placed limbs and sensory organs before manifesting on the shapeshifters, and the rapid increase in metabolism means that any injuries they take will be rapidly healed. mortal plane * '''Played For Laughs''': [[VideoGame/KidIcarus The character's top half anatomy in question is transformed into an eggplant]], and he flails about aimlessly, bumping into walls and running in circles in panic. laughably bizarre- for instance, having a foot for a head. Hard to pull off, due to the UncannyValley. * '''Played For Drama''': The victim goes insane [[Literature/ThePhantomOfTheOpera A character is horribly disfigured]], leaving them [[FreakinessShame ashamed]] and isolated from the pain and either [[TragicMonster kills everyone it once held dear until it is finally killed because it is a terrible and dangerous monster]], [[FateWorseThanDeath is in such agony someone decides it is neccessary to euthanize it]], or is actually fine, but is killed because everyone assumed one of the former possibilities was the case.humanity.

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There's a way back Just walk through the ventricle on the right to BodyHorror, but it's not pretty...return to BodyHorror.
25th Sep '14 2:25:40 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* '''Played For Laughs''': [[KidIcarus The character's top half is transformed into an eggplant]], and he flails about aimlessly, bumping into walls and running in circles in panic.
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* '''Played For Laughs''': [[KidIcarus [[VideoGame/KidIcarus The character's top half is transformed into an eggplant]], and he flails about aimlessly, bumping into walls and running in circles in panic.
29th Jul '14 7:12:59 AM Ghostsoul
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* '''Inverted''': The transformation looks neat and tidy. Its mental toll is nearly enough to drive the character insane each time it happens.
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* '''Inverted''': The transformation looks neat and tidy. [[MindRape Its mental toll is nearly enough to drive the character insane each time it happens.happens]].
22nd Feb '14 12:45:17 AM dvorak
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* '''Justified''': The change is moving bones and muscles around. As anyone who has gone through puberty can attest, this can take some time and involve some growing pains.
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* '''Justified''': The change is moving bones and muscles around. around; not to mention internal organs. As anyone who has gone through puberty (or a hernia) can attest, this can take some time and involve some growing pains.
24th Sep '13 1:05:59 AM poi99
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* '''Parodied''': A character's eating slightly-expired food causes the horrific transformation.
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* '''Parodied''': '''Parodied''': ** A female werewolf's bloody, skin-ripping transformation garners the same reaction from her as bad cramps, down to a 'that time of month' line. ** A character's eating slightly-expired food is what causes the horrific transformation.
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