History PlayingWith / HorrorHunger

5th Aug '13 12:24:32 PM Earnest
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* '''Inverted''': Harry is plagued with a supernatural ChronicHeroSyndrome, and he has to constantly resist becoming a MartyrWithoutACause.
** A human somehow needs to eat monsters in order to survive.

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Harry is plagued with a supernatural ChronicHeroSyndrome, and he has to constantly resist becoming a MartyrWithoutACause.
** A human somehow [[PhlebotinumDependence needs to eat monsters in order to survive.survive]].
5th Aug '13 12:11:52 PM Speedball
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** A human somehow needs to eat monsters in order to survive.
21st Jan '13 9:20:23 PM VPhantom
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28th Dec '12 4:40:21 PM Earnest
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* '''Lampshaded''': "The biggest problem with siring new vampires in the 21st century is finding converts with self-restraint. Otherwise they'll drink an entire city dry and then wonder where that stake in their heart came from."
* '''Invoked''': In order to dissuade the VampireVannabe from pestering him to become a vampire, he invokes this trope and pretends resisting tearing out his throat is like an addict talking to a line of cocaine.

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* '''Lampshaded''': "The biggest problem with siring new vampires in the 21st century is finding converts with self-restraint. Otherwise they'll drink an entire city dry leave a trail of corpses and then wonder where that stake in their heart came from."
* '''Invoked''': In order to dissuade the VampireVannabe from pestering him to become a vampire, he Harry invokes this trope and pretends resisting tearing out his throat is like an addict talking to a line of cocaine.
28th Dec '12 10:20:14 AM VPhantom
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* '''Defied''': Harry uses HeroicWillpower to avoid killing or becoming a monster.

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Harry uses HeroicWillpower to avoid killing or becoming a monster.



* '''Reconstructed''': The hunger comes with a subtle TranshumanTreachery, making the victim ''want'' to drink blood while keeping TheMasquerade intact.

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The hunger comes with a subtle TranshumanTreachery, making the victim ''want'' to drink blood while keeping TheMasquerade intact.
19th Dec '12 1:37:33 PM Earnest
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* '''Parodied''': Harry is a {{Friendly Neighborhood Vampire|s}} with an [[GoodAngelBadAngel impish]] EnemyWithin constantly making snide suggestions about who to eat, and to top it off everywhere he goes [[ColdTurkeysAreEverywhere people are suffering cuts and bleeding profusely]].

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* '''Parodied''': Harry is a {{Friendly Neighborhood Vampire|s}} with "An 'irresistible thirst for blood?' What do you take me for, an [[GoodAngelBadAngel impish]] EnemyWithin constantly making snide suggestions about who to eat, and to top it off everywhere he goes [[ColdTurkeysAreEverywhere people are suffering cuts and bleeding profusely]]. alcoholic? Vampires aren't soccer hooligans, we're wine connoisseurs."



* '''Implied:''': Most vampires are remorseless monsters not because vampirism is TheVirus; it's because only by becoming evil can a normal person cope with the insatiable thirst for blood.
* '''Deconstructed''': A drug like addiction to blood makes vampires so [[SlidingScaleOfVampireFriendliness inherently hostile]] and unable to plan that they quickly burn out. They either commit SuicideBySunlight, leave an easy trail for TheHunter to follow, or run out of food. Because of this, vampires went extinct centuries ago when human populations were much smaller.
* '''Reconstructed''': The hunger comes with a subtle TranshumanTreachery, making the victim ''want'' to drink blood while keeping TheMasquerade intact.
** Altenrately, Harry quickly realizes his hunger is basically a drug addiction, so he uses all the existing tools available (self help books, support groups, "substitutes") to mentally strengthen his resistance to the hunger while avoiding killing.
* '''Played For Laughs''': Harry is a {{Friendly Neighborhood Vampire|s}} with an [[GoodAngelBadAngel impish]] EnemyWithin constantly making snide suggestions about who to eat, and to top it off everywhere he goes [[ColdTurkeysAreEverywhere people are suffering cuts and bleeding profusely]].
* '''Played For Drama''': Harry ''thinks'' he can control his hunger like any other addiction, but he kills his family in a ravenous fugue, turns them to vampires, and sees everyone he loves become monsters like him.



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19th Dec '12 1:25:16 PM Earnest
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'''Basic Trope''': A character feels a supernatural and irresistible hunger for other humans.
* '''Straight''': After becoming a vampire Harry gains a thirst for blood.
* '''Exaggerated''': If Harry spends more than an hour without drinking blood he's instantly plagued with MeatOVision and WarmBloodbagsAreEverywhere.
* '''Downplayed''': Though after becoming a vampire Harry's cravings for food are replaced with those for blood, the hunger is actually ''less'' than what he felt when alive.
* '''Justified''': As a [[TechnicallyLivingZombie Technically Living]] [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Vampire]], Harry has to drink blood to heal wounds and use superhuman powers, otherwise he starves and weakens.
* '''Inverted''': Harry is plagued with a supernatural ChronicHeroSyndrome, and he has to constantly resist becoming a MartyrWithoutACause.
* '''Subverted''': Harry has a massive lust for blood... because his kink is {{Hemo Erotic}}ism, not anything supernatural.
* '''Double Subverted''': ... which is the lie he tells human groupies to trick them into thinking he's human as well, he really ''does'' have a Horror Hunger.
* '''Parodied''': Harry is a {{Friendly Neighborhood Vampire|s}} with an [[GoodAngelBadAngel impish]] EnemyWithin constantly making snide suggestions about who to eat, and to top it off everywhere he goes [[ColdTurkeysAreEverywhere people are suffering cuts and bleeding profusely]].
* '''Zig Zagged''': Becoming a vampire has made Harry ravenous for blood, except it's actually a hypnotic suggestion by his sire, but once he's {{De Program}}ed it's revealed that his sire put it there to ease Harry's conscience since all vampires ''do'' have a Horror Hunger.
* '''Averted''': While vampires can gain sustenance from human blood, there are plenty of {{Vegetarian Vampire}}s who suffer no physical or psychological ill effects.
* '''Enforced''': It's a {{Horror}} story so having Harry suffer implacable hunger for those he loves adds {{Drama}}.
* '''Lampshaded''': "The biggest problem with siring new vampires in the 21st century is finding converts with self-restraint. Otherwise they'll drink an entire city dry and then wonder where that stake in their heart came from."
* '''Invoked''': In order to dissuade the VampireVannabe from pestering him to become a vampire, he invokes this trope and pretends resisting tearing out his throat is like an addict talking to a line of cocaine.
* '''Exploited''': Knowing Harry attacks ambulances, Julian TheHunter steals an ambulance and spikes the blood packs with garlic.
* '''Defied''': Harry uses HeroicWillpower to avoid killing or becoming a monster.
** Alternately, Harry buy/invents a cloned blood substitute that makes his thirst easy to manage and helps humanity.
* '''Discussed''': "You have to kill Harry; no matter how [[NiceGuy nice of a guy]] he was alive, he's not going to be able to resist his thirst for blood. It may be hard, but he'd thank you himself."
* '''Conversed''': "So if every vampire has this massive thirst for blood, why would an elder vampire ever sire? The younger ones would just be competition."
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