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The Face Hugger, as the name implies, is a creature that preys on other species, usually humans, by attaching itself to their face. What it does to you from there depends on the creature and how it operates. Some [[PuppeteerParasite take over your body or mind]] [[BodySnatcher in some fashion]]. Some drain you of blood or LifeEnergy. Some [[BrainFood eat your brains]]. Some [[BodyHorror transform you in horrific fashion]]. And some will give you a FaceFullOfAlienWingWong.

In pretty much every case, this is NightmareFuel owing to our PrimalFear of OrificeInvasion. See also PersonalSpaceInvader.

* The mind-control starfish of Starro the Conqueror in Franchise/TheDCU.

* The TropeNamer and TropeMaker (if not ''UrExample'') is the crab-like [[FaceFullOfAlienWingWong impregnator]] from ''Franchise/{{Alien}}''. Many later examples are homages.

* The dreamcrabs in the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "[[Recap/DoctorWho2014CSLastChristmas Last Christmas]]" attach themselves to their victims' faces and slowly eat their brains, while trapping them in dreams. One of the crew even lampshades the situation as being right out of ''Franchise/{{Alien}}''.
--> '''The Doctor''': There's a horror movie called ''Alien''? That's really offensive. No wonder everyone keeps invading you.
* The giant spiders contained in the Box of Gavrok in ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' attach themselves to people's faces before killing them.

* The Face Sucker in ''TabletopGame/{{Munchkin}}''.
* Facebiter squigs in ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' bite... faces. The orks naturally find this hilarious, and often get in contests to see which will bite the other's face off first.

* Krana and Krana-Kal of Toys/{{Bionicle}}.
** The Skull Spiders from [[Toys/{{Bionicle2015}} the 2015 reboot]].

* Franchise/{{Metroid}}s, although more often than not they latch onto the whole head.
* Headcrabs from the ''VideoGame/HalfLife'' saga.
* Brainsuckers from ''VideoGame/XComApocalypse'', which are used as ammunition by certain aliens in addition to appearing on their own. Replacing a person's brain is their entire purpose; They don't even have a digestive system.
* The Protozoid Slimers from ''VideoGame/DukeNukem3D''.
* The Lifters and Diamond Claws from the ''VideoGame/Descent'' series behave similarly. While most of the other robots shoot at you, these enemies ram into your ship and inflict damage with their reinforced claws.
** The E-Bandits use a similar point-blank attack, only they drain your ship's energy instead of your shields.
* ''Videogame/PsiOpsTheMindgateConspiracy'': The Aura Beasts come of nowhere and wrap around Nick's face. Oh, and the only way to see them coming is using the psi draining AuraVision.
* ''VideoGame/SpaceQuest''
** In ''VideoGame/SpaceQuestIIIThePiratesOfPestulon'', at Fester Blatz's World O' Wonders on Phleebhut, the postcard for Achoron shows a face hugger hugging somebody's face.
** In ''VideoGame/SpaceQuestVTheNextMutation'', Spike, the acid-squirting face hugger, later dubbed Spikette, spawns lots of little face huggers. The manual shows the design team being inspired by an ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'' face hugger model.
** In ''VideoGame/SpaceQuestVIRogerWilcoInTheSpinalFrontier'', when examining the ship in shuttle bay, the narrator claims the ship is "probably carrying a half-dozen miniature face-hugging saliva-dripping face-eating exo-skeletal alien piranha things."

* In [[WebComic/TheCyantianChronicles Campus Safari]], Chrome's miniwhip Aurla does a good impression of one. (Played for laughs)
* ''Webcomic/CrossTimeCafe'': [[Webcomic/{{Freefall}} Sam Starfall]] pulls one of these off in an early [[http://www.whiteponyproductions.com/comicstrips/ctc/ctc0006.htm strip]]. Hortmage finds it irritating and, maybe, disgusting.
* Edward's monster in ''Webcomic/MonsterPulse''. It helps that it's actually his face.
* In ''Webcomic/ZeroPercentDiscount'', a BananaPeel turns into a [[http://zeropercentdiscountcomic.tumblr.com/post/44969429923 facehugger]].
* In ''Webcomic/{{Savestate}}'', [[http://www.savestatecomic.com/2017/09/leap-of-faith/ Rick is subjected to this]] by [[SealedEvilInATeddyBear Ness]], much to his irritation and, apparently, Nicole's amusement.