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->'''Sahjhan:''' You'll get your money.\\
'''Arnie:''' I've heard that one before. You know, I've got mouths to feed. Plus a family. Some of them have mouths, too.
-->-- ''Series/{{Angel}}''

In the same way that having {{extra eyes}} [[EyesDoNotBelongThere in unusual places]] can be unnerving, a creature with extra mouths can also be horrific, in a different way. The mouth is the organ of consumption, so a creature can be given extra mouths to show that it is a ravenous, [[HorrorHunger hungry]] monstrosity. A massive paunch and lack of other sensory organs will create the image of an organism with no intelligence or purpose other than to eat.

To enhance the effect of the mouths, they may be equipped with MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily, or alternatively, might be gross and wide orifices with a thick tongue and smacking lips.

But there are many other ways to add mouths, and many places. They can be obvious or discreet, even hidden. They may even have special properties or powers. Their owner can be an EldritchAbomination or a seemingly-normal human, or anything in between.

A SuperTrope to BellyMouth, VaginaDentata, NestedMouths. Compare TwoFaced, contrast NoMouth.



[[folder: Anime and Manga ]]

* Deidara in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' has mouths on his palms. They appear to be the result of the Stone Village's kinjutsu, which allows him to infuse chakra into molding clay. By combining this with his Explosion release, he can make explosive clay sculptures of various shapes and sizes. He also has a massive sealed mouth on his ''chest''; feeding clay to that turns his own body into a powerful explosive.
* In ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}}'', Copy Rezo has two extra mouths, which is explained in the novels as being a result of also being a chimera (he's a hybrid of Rezo-clone and Mazoku). These mouths are used to utter incantations, though, not to eat or bite. The location of them differs
* ''LightNovel/VampireHunterD''. The title character has some sort of parasite that manifests as a face in the palm of his left hand, which has strange, undefined magical powers, most notably the ability to suck in large amounts of material or magical energy at will, which can be used to nullify spells and revive D if he gets killed. It has a mind of its own and can talk to D.
* In the ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' manga, the true forms of Father and Pride are shadow tentacle monsters made up of eyes and mouths. Gluttony can also go OneWingedAngel, opening his fake GateOfTruth in the form of one large mouth down the middle that spits a beam that teleports anything into his "stomach".


[[folder: Card Games ]]

* The All-Devouring Oni in ''MagicTheGathering'''s Kamigawa storyline was this taken to its logical extreme: a swarming cloud of mouths with dagger-like teeth.
* [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Slifer_the_Sky_Dragon Slifer the Sky Dragon]] from ''TabletopGame/YuGiOh'' (both the card game and the anime) has two mouths.


[[folder: Comic Books ]]

* The [[EyeScream Corinthian]] from Creator/NeilGaiman's comic book series ''ComicBook/TheSandman'' has mouths where his eyes should be.
** There's also Azazel, a demon who looks like a black hole in space with many mouths and eyes, and Choronzon, who has two mouths stacked on top of each other.
* From Gaiman's ''ComicBook/TheEternals'', there is Morjak, a Deviant who has a second mouth in his stomach.
* Choir, an obscure student at the [[ComicBook/XMen Xavier School]], has a ring of mouths around her neck that enable her to throw her voice.


[[folder: Fan Works ]]

* Many creatures from the Homestuck fan adventure ''Webcomic/AlabasterTheDoomedSession'', and most notably the nightmarish [[http://mspfanventures.com/?s=236&p=2055 Octolon]].


[[folder: Literature ]]

* In Ramsay Campbell's ''CthulhuMythos'' stories, when the Great Old One Y'golonac ([[RunningGag You Fool]]! You've [[SpeakOfTheDevil doomed us all]]!) possesses a human body, the body has mouths in its palms.
* In ''[[TheDresdenFiles Turn Coat]]'', the horde of demonic entities conjured up by Binder appear roughly human-like, but have mouths in both palms that drool disgusting, caustic saliva.
* Darren Shan's ''Literature/TheDemonata'' has Artery, one of Lord Loss's familiar demons, who has mouths in his palms, with very sharp teeth in them.
* In WayneBarlowe's ''Expedition'', the gigantic creatures called sea striders have mouths in the bottoms of their feet, allowing them to gulp down mouthfulls of the Amoebic Sea just by walking about.
* Betelgeusians in the StarTrekNovelVerse have two mouths; a beak-like one for speaking with, and a toothy one for eating with. As might be apparent from the description, they're not intended to be frightening or disgusting, just alien.
* The harum-sacrum of the ''Literature/GreatShip'' universe have two mouths, one on top of the other. One is connected to their lungs and is used for breathing and talking, while the other links to digestive system. They aren't particularly evil, but do have a reputation for believing in [[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking might makes right]].
* ''Literature/MissPeregrinesHomeForPeculiarChildren'': Claire Densmore has a backmouth--a second mouth on the back of her head. It's armed with teeth sharper than those in her normal mouth.


[[folder: Live Action TV ]]

* In the original ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|1978}}'' PilotMovie, there was a female singing group, each of whose members had four eyes and two mouths (and apparently they could each sing two different notes).
* Rassets/Mandilok, of ''Series/HyakujuuSentaiGaoranger''/''Series/PowerRangersWildForce'', literally embodies this trope.


[[folder: Mythology ]]

* The Japanese {{Youkai}} Futaguchi Onna (two-mouthed woman) appears as a normal woman with a huge, constantly hungry mouth on the back of her head. Usually the normal mouth rarely eats, while the other one often gorge itself on anything in sight and can use the hair as tentacles.
* In Myth/AztecMythology, the primordial EldritchAbomination Cipactli had mouths at ''every joint''.


[[folder: Tabletop RPG ]]

* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''. The Gibbering Mouther monster was a human-sized amoeboid life form covered with eyes and mouths. It used the mouths to bite its victims.
* ''TabletopGame/VillainsAndVigilantes'' adventure ''Devil's Domain''. Abomination demons had a malevolent face on their chest, which included a large mouth.
* ''TabletopGame/CallOfCthulhu'':
** ''Dreamlands''. The Maws of Pandemonium spell caused the victim's body to sprout a red-lipped mouth that gibbered and moaned as it drained the victim's magic points. When the victim became unconscious, the mouth fell silent, but started howling again two to 12 hours later.
** When the Great Old One Y'golonac possesses a human body, the body has mouths in its palms the same as in the original Ramsay Campbell stories.
** Aku-Shin Kage, one of the masks of Nyarlathotep. Dressed in the traditional armor of a samurai, where its face should be is covered in mouths instead.
* A common mutation among the daemons and followers of Chaos in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' and ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}''. A classic variant of the Great Unclean One, Greater Daemon of Nurgle, has a giant mouth in its stomach as well as the regular one on its face (and quite often one on the end of its tongue, or of each of its tongues, too. Occasionally on the tips of its fingers, or elsewhere). Flamers of Tzeentch have many gibbering mouths about their bizarre fungoid anatomy, all of them leaking warpfire.


[[folder: Video Games ]]

* In ''VideoGame/{{Spore}}'', the creature creator allows many mouths to be affixed to a given creature. The abilities provided by mouths don't stack so the main reason for this trope is aesthetics.
** There is one practical application for multiple mouths with omnivores. They have one mouth with the highest Bite rating and one mouth with the highest Sing rating. Placing both types on the creature gives them both abilities at max level.
* Yogg-Saron, "The Beast with a Thousand Maws" from ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', who has mouths in place of his nostrils, eyes, and other places where you wouldn't expect an orifice. Those are just the ones you can see.
* The monsters in ''VideoGame/DantesInferno'', appropriately called Gluttons and appearing in the circle of Gluttony, have mouths for hands. The boss of Gluttony, Cerberus, is a giant toad-like creature with three worm-like tongues, all decorated with extra mouths.
* In ''VideoGame/DiabloIII'':
** Belial has two mouths, one on each side of its head.
** Ghom has four; one on his face, one on each of his shoulders, and an enormous one across his belly.
** [[spoiler:Diablo, once resurrected,]] has an extra mouth in each of its shoulders.
* In [[http://www.matazone.co.uk/animpages/feed-the-nine-mouthed-baby-game.html Feed The Nine Mouthed Baby]], the titular baby [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin has nine mouths]].
* Several of the bosses in ''VideoGame/SaGa3'' have extra mouths, with the most excessive example being Guha who's nothing but mouths.
* Mawile in ''VideoGame/{{Pokemon}}'' is based on the Futakuchi-Onna (see above) and has an extra giant mouth as one of its horns. [[SuperMode Mega Mawile]] gets ''two'' of these.
* Triface in ''Videogame/FinalFantasyVIII'' has two large mouth-like appendages on its shoulders. They can bite and spit poison as though they were actual mouths, though only the central mouth can digest food.


[[folder: Webcomics ]]

* ''Webcomic/DemonEater'' has the titular character join the Human Club, those creatures of his world who for one reason or another wish to emulate humans, but none does it well. The one named Venus has extra eyes and mouths so that she has faces on her left and right profiles.
* The {{expy}} of Y'golonac (see Literature) in ''Webcomic/TheUnspeakableVaultOfDoom'' loves to prank other gods by shaking their hands and biting them off.
* The Omega Goo from ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' has [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2002-10-09 several mouths]].


[[folder: Web Original ]]

* In ''{{Tasakeru}}'', [[TheUndead Stalker]] [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast "the Soulsnatcher"]] has a mouth on his palm that he uses to [[YourSoulIsMine extract the souls of his victims]]. [[spoiler:Drake (and presumably other [[OurVampiresAreDifferent sanguivores]]) have fanged lamprey mouths on their fingertips for feeding on blood.]]
* [[http://my.opera.com/omershaikh/albums/showpic.dml?album=3932062&picture=58091272 This]] photoshopped face, combined with ExtraEyes.


[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'', Venom can manifest a large mouth in the center of his costume, and can talk through it.
* Gilda Gossip, a gossipy alien in ''WesternAnimation/GalaxyHigh'', voiced by Creator/NancyCartwright, had multiple mouths growing out of antennae on her head.
* On ''WesternAnimation/BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand'', the president of the galaxy has two mouths, one atop the other. Her whole race has this trait, but she's the most frequently seen.
* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'': in the episode "Fear, Itself" The monster [[spoiler: that Raven created with her mind]] has mouths ''all over its body.''
* On ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'', Garnet, Pearl and Amethyst's [[FusionDance fused form]] Alexandrite has a second mouth that opens at the base of her chin.
* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'', the team was fighting a mob of poltergeists, led by an especially powerful one that had a huge, fanged mouth with a lolling tongue ''on its stomach''. Even more unsettling, ''that'' was the mouth it ''talked'' with.


[[folder: Real Life ]]

* Mistaken for played straight in one case: The Cambrian sea creature [[http://paleobiology.si.edu/geotime/main/htmlversion/evidence/cam_03.html Hallucigenia]] was first reconstructed with seven tentacles on its back, each bearing a small, beak-like mouth. But as ScienceMarchesOn, it turned out that said tentacles were actually paired legs and the beaks their claws.
** Up to date, there was still no Hallucigenia fossil found that shows where the creature's mouth was really located.
* Coral colonies can either be regarded as ConjoinedTwins taken UpToEleven, or a single vast, gestalt organism with TooManyMouths.


[[folder: Other Media ]]

* One of the ''Garbage Pail Kids'', [[MickeyMouse Mickey Mouths]], had mouths all over his body.