History PlayingWith / HorrorHunger

13th Aug '17 10:43:49 PM Gregzilla
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* '''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.

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* '''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 a HunterOfMonsters to follow, or run out of food. Because of this, vampires went extinct centuries ago when human populations were much smaller.
13th Aug '17 10:36:07 PM Gregzilla
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* '''Exploited''': Knowing Alice attacks ambulances, Julian TheHunter steals an ambulance and spikes the blood packs with garlic.

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* '''Exploited''': Knowing Alice attacks ambulances, Julian TheHunter [[HunterOfMonsters Julian]] steals an ambulance and spikes the blood packs with garlic.
27th Jul '17 12:49:00 AM Twoeyesshort
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* '''Played For Symbolism''': Alice's condition causes her literal bloodlust, which makes it look almost identical to sadism. Throw that in with becoming a vampire via injury and how it spreads epidemically as a result, and vampirism becomes disturbingly reminiscent of many real-life examples of ThePowerOfHate.
7th Jun '17 3:09:09 PM Thesedaysthosedays
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** Alice's cravings are satisfied by drinking blood from a living mammal, but she's not so uninhibited as to attack a human. Just never leave Alice alone with your pet dog or cat.
15th Jan '17 3:11:36 AM VPhantom
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15th Jan '17 3:11:19 AM VPhantom
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* '''Parodied''': "An 'irresistible thirst for blood?' What do you take me for, an alcoholic? Vampires aren't soccer hooligans, we're wine connoisseurs."

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* '''Parodied''': "An 'irresistible thirst for blood?' What do you take me for, an alcoholic? Vampires aren't soccer hooligans, we're wine connoisseurs."???



* '''Lampshaded''': "The biggest problem with siring new vampires in the 21st century is finding converts with self-restraint. Otherwise they'll leave a trail of corpses and then wonder where that stake in their heart came from."

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* '''Lampshaded''': '''Lampshaded''':
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"The biggest problem with siring new vampires in the 21st century is finding converts with self-restraint. Otherwise they'll leave a trail of corpses and then wonder where that stake in their heart came from."
** "You have to kill Alice; no matter how [[NiceGuy nice of a girl]] she was alive, she's not going to be able to resist her thirst for blood. It may be hard, but she'd thank you herself.
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* '''Discussed''': "You have to kill Alice; no matter how [[NiceGuy nice of a girl]] she was alive, she's not going to be able to resist her thirst for blood. It may be hard, but she'd thank you herself."

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* '''Discussed''': "You have to kill Alice; no matter how [[NiceGuy nice of a girl]] she was alive, she's not going to be able to resist her "An 'irresistible thirst for blood. It may be hard, but she'd thank blood?' What do you herself.take me for, an alcoholic? Vampires aren't soccer hooligans, we're wine connoisseurs."
12th Jan '17 2:56:15 AM ectostar
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* '''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.

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* '''Straight''': After becoming a vampire Harry Alice gains a thirst for blood.
* '''Exaggerated''': If Harry Alice spends more than an hour without drinking blood he's she's instantly plagued with MeatOVision and WarmBloodbagsAreEverywhere.
* '''Downplayed''': Though after becoming a vampire Harry's Alice's cravings for food are replaced with those for blood, the hunger is actually ''less'' than what he she felt when alive.
alive.
* '''Justified''': As a [[TechnicallyLivingZombie Technically Living]] [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Vampire]], Harry Alice has to drink blood to heal wounds and use superhuman powers, otherwise he she starves and weakens. weakens.



** Harry is plagued with a supernatural ChronicHeroSyndrome, and he has to constantly resist becoming a MartyrWithoutACause.

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** Harry Alice is plagued with a supernatural ChronicHeroSyndrome, and he she 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.

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* '''Subverted''': Harry Alice has a massive lust for blood... because his her kink is {{Hemo Erotic}}ism, not anything supernatural.
* '''Double Subverted''': ... which is the lie he she tells human groupies to trick them into thinking he's she's human as well, he she really ''does'' have a Horror Hunger.



* '''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.

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* '''Zig Zagged''': Becoming a vampire has made Harry Alice ravenous for blood, except it's actually a hypnotic suggestion by his her sire, but once he's she's {{De Program}}ed it's revealed that his her sire put it there to ease Harry's Alice's conscience since all vampires ''do'' have a Horror Hunger.



* '''Enforced''': It's a {{Horror}} story so having Harry suffer implacable hunger for those he loves adds {{Drama}}.

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* '''Enforced''': It's a {{Horror}} story so having Harry Alice suffer implacable hunger for those he she loves adds {{Drama}}.



* '''Invoked''': In order to dissuade the VampireVannabe from pestering him to become a vampire, Harry 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.

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* '''Invoked''': In order to dissuade the VampireVannabe from pestering him her to become a vampire, Harry Alice invokes this trope and pretends resisting tearing out his her throat is like an addict talking to a line of cocaine.
* '''Exploited''': Knowing Harry Alice attacks ambulances, Julian TheHunter steals an ambulance and spikes the blood packs with garlic. garlic.



** 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."

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** Harry Alice uses HeroicWillpower to avoid killing or becoming a monster.
** Alternately, Harry Alice buy/invents a cloned blood substitute that makes his her thirst easy to manage and helps humanity.
* '''Discussed''': "You have to kill Harry; Alice; no matter how [[NiceGuy nice of a guy]] he girl]] she was alive, he's she's not going to be able to resist his her thirst for blood. It may be hard, but he'd she'd thank you himself.herself."



* '''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.

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* '''Implied:''': '''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.



** 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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** Altenrately, Harry Alice quickly realizes his her hunger is basically a drug addiction, so he she uses all the existing tools available (self help books, support groups, "substitutes") to mentally strengthen his her resistance to the hunger while avoiding killing.
* '''Played For Laughs''': Harry Alice 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 she goes [[ColdTurkeysAreEverywhere people are suffering cuts and bleeding profusely]].
profusely]].
* '''Played For Drama''': Harry Alice ''thinks'' he she can control his her hunger like any other addiction, but he she kills his her family in a ravenous fugue, turns them to vampires, and sees everyone he she loves become monsters like him.her.
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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* '''Inverted''': '''Inverted''':
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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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