Created By: JordanFebruary 26, 2011 Last Edited By: AymNaijaMay 13, 2011

Such Plentiful Organs

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Up For Grabs. I know we have Extra Eyes and Eyes Do Not Belong There (and I think there's a trope already for multiple limbs), and multiboobage, but I was thinking about a character having more of other organs than is typical. Compare with Bizarre Alien Biology.

Not sure whether this should be grouped by organ. Named after an instance in Invader Zim.

Examples:

Extra mouths:
  • In a Slayers light novel, the Rezo clone has has mouths where his eyes should be.
  • In Fullmetal Alchemist, the true forms of Father and Pride are shadow tentacle monsters made up of eyes an mouths.
  • The Corinthian of Sandman has mouths where his eyes should be.
  • In The Spectacular Spiderman, Venom can manifest a large mouth in the center of his costume, and can talk through it.

Extra ears:
  • Miss Nogard, an initially evil teacher in the Wayside School series had an extra ear on her head that gave her psychic powers. There's also Mr. Dorf who had an extra nostril.

Community Feedback Replies: 26
  • February 26, 2011
    PapercutChainsaw
    In Doctor Who, Time Lords have two hearts.
  • February 26, 2011
    randomsurfer
    In an episode of Star Trek The Next Generation it is revealed that Klingons have multiple backups including two livers, an eight chambered heart, and a backup synaptic (brain) system, which comes in handy when Worf dies on the operating table.
  • February 27, 2011
    ssfsx17
    Warhammer 40000
    • Space Marines have a lot of extra organs, including: an extra heart, a lot of extra bones, an additional stomach, an additional lung, a super-powered kidney, acid spit glands, and many other brand-new organs
    • Chaos creatures sometimes have additional bodyparts that they don't really need
  • February 27, 2011
    NoirGrimoir
    • Mayuri Kurotsuchi from Bleach wasn't born with extra organs (that we are aware) but he replaced his own with synthetic ones before confronting the Arrancar Szayel (in like a few hours or something), who had a voodoo-like ability which allowed him to destroy the bones, tendons or organs of his enemies at whim. Essentially he has as many organs as he wants, and we wouldn't exactly put more disturbing things past this guy in the future.
    • Tamaranian's in Teen Titans, apparently have more stomachs than usual. Like cows.
  • February 27, 2011
    Arivne
    Live Action TV
    • Star Trek The Original Series episode "Who Mourns for Adonais". Dr. McCoy discovers that the god Apollo has an extra organ in his chest and thinks it might give him his super abilities.
  • February 27, 2011
    AymNaija
    The alien spieces, the Andalites, in Animorphs have multiple hearts.
  • February 27, 2011
    DaibhidC
    • Igors in Discworld usually have two hearts, and sometimes two thumbs on each hand. One of them also has a dog called Scraps, introduced with Nanny Ogg saying "He's as happy as a dog with two ... oh, he does have two tails..."
  • February 28, 2011
    Arivne
    Tabletop RPG
    • In Shadowrun characters can have artificial organic organs (called "bioware") implanted in their bodies to give themselves enhanced abilities.
  • February 28, 2011
    DAN004
  • February 28, 2011
    RodrigoVega
    Isn't this Bizarre Alien Biology but more speciffic?
  • March 1, 2011
    DAN004
    ^ Yeah, but this is quite tropable. I think there's many subtropes for this trope out there.
  • March 1, 2011
    Chabal2
    • The Midnighter has at least one extra heart.
    • When the Russian was rebuilt, at least one other heart was added to deal with his larger body.

  • March 1, 2011
    PaulA
    • In one of the Red Dwarf novels, it's claimed that Dave Lister was born with two appendixes as a result of a chance mutation. (This was a retcon to handwave the fact that the TV series had done two contradictory jokes about Lister getting his appendix out.)
  • March 1, 2011
    Jordan
    I don't know if this makes sense, but part of me thinks you should leave out the extra-internal organ examples. Because the etra internal organs are (obviously) not visible on the surface, and so characters like that just look like normal people.

    It's not freaky in the way extra mouths or something like that is.
  • March 1, 2011
    AymNaija
    For later reference, this could be a super trope for the following: Extra Eyes, Triple Nipple, Multi Boobage, Bizarre Alien Biology, Multi Armed And Dangerous, and Vertebrate With Extra Limbs.
  • March 1, 2011
    FrodoGoofballCoTV
  • March 1, 2011
    Scathien
    • In Futurama, Zoidberg is shown to have a number of extra hearts, stomachs, and other various internal organs as part of his alien biology.
  • March 1, 2011
    JohnDiFool
    Most of Zoidberg's organs turn out to be redundant.
  • March 1, 2011
    UnicornBlood
    I'm Pretty sure Starfire from Teen Titans has mentioned having more than one stomach.
  • March 3, 2011
    BraveHoratio
    Invader Zim: "What a good boy! Such plentiful organs!"

    Suggest What Plentiful Organs perhaps as a trope name?

  • March 16, 2011
    SharleeD
    For a Real Life example, earthworms and other annelids have multiple hearts. They also have dozens of kidney-equivalents.
  • March 16, 2011
    fulltimeD

  • March 17, 2011
    randomsurfer
    Real Life semi-example: some dinosaurs had a large area for nerves to join near their tails. Some scientists hypothisized that this was a second brain, and that has become Common Knowledge, but science no longer thinks that.
  • March 17, 2011
    Rolf
    I can't remember the game name, but it was a coin game. One of bosses, among enough blood to donate to everyone in world at once, had hundreds of heads fall from him. Yes, one boss had hundreds of heads stored in guts for some reason as its initially portrayed as one headed boss.
  • May 13, 2011
    Jordan
    Bumping this because I'd like to launch it/have someone launch it. I'm not sure what I think of What Plentiful Organs as a name.
  • May 13, 2011
    Rolf
    Its far from being ready to be launched.

Three days must pass before this YKTTW is Launchworthy or Discardable