Corpse Consuming Cleanup Crew
When a race of intelligent Carrion eaters sell their services as waste disposal crews


(permanent link) added: 2011-09-13 19:41:37 sponsor: aschwartz07901 (last reply: 2011-09-19 06:09:53)

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They eat. They don't care if it is dead or alive, and unusually they actually prefer rotting meat over preserved. To them the older, nastier, and more disgusting the better.

Which is why, a trend is starting to appear in modern urban fantasy that places creatures like this in the capacity of waste disposal. got an inconvienient dead body, call in the flesh eaters. Just killed a demon, and don't know what do do with the Literally Unholy mess? Call in the Flesh Eaters! They simply chow down, and Hey presto, no smelly carcass stinking up the place.

They will usually work as street cleaners in magically aware communities, or as an evidence disposal service in magically unaware societies. (like ours)

examples

Aime & Manga
  • Zetsu in Naruto

Literature
  • Iron Druid Chronicles: Atticus' attourney has a whole ghoul clan on speed dial, and he pays them to come in a refrigerated truck and dispose of the corpeses of nine 8 foot tall giants! Also, when he needed to dispose of a demon corpse,he had it liquified and put into a keg. He says that "Demon-Juice is like Jaegermister to those Guys"

  • Ghouls are mentioned to operate like this in Simon R. Green's World,(which contains within it four series.)

  • Ghouls play this role in Discworld

TV
  • The pak'ma'ra are this in the Babylon 5 universe.

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