->''"He was irresistible, actually. He was like catnip to enormous, murderous reptiles. One whiff of him drove them into a frenzy, drawing their attention completely. People tended to be quite impressed by this knack. Or, at least, impressed that Skip had survived as long as he had while possessing it."''
-->-- '''Narrator of ''[[https://brandonsanderson.com/i-hate-dragons-extended-version/ I Hate Dragons]]'''''

A subtrope of WeirdnessMagnet and HorrorHunger; it turns out that someone is ''literally'' delicious. Either their blood is, or their LifeEnergy is far more appealing than most people. [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Vampires]] are going be lining up the block, [[TheLegionsOfHell demons]] give the boutique two clawed thumbs up, and TheHeartless are going to come out of the woodwork. Needless to say, this is going to complicate someone's life considerably. It can also be a danger to everyone else if this acts as a RareCandy and [[SuperEmpowering powers the monster up considerably.]]

Occasionally, it's the very act of having powers to combat these forces that [[MagneticMedium attracts them]], because MagicIsAMonsterMagnet. If this person doesn't have any powers to speak of, anyone who has them as their {{Protectorate}} had better be prepared for a ''lot'' of protecting.

A variant of this is simply that supernatural beings find this literally pleasant to be around. They're not so much wanting to ''eat'' them as... er... "[[DoubleEntendre eat]]" them. Or at least bask in the scent or energies and make their life complicated. Often it's a little of column A and a little of column B.

Do not confuse with MagicallyDelicious, which is about commercial advertisements.

May be inverted by TooSpicyForYogSothoth, also compare with CannibalismSuperpower, ToServeMan, and SuperPersistentPredator.


[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* In ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', the more powerful you are, the more tasty you are to Hollows. This is more of a concern for people who have just enough power to say ISeeDeadPeople, but can't ''fight'' them.
* TheVirus in ''Manga/VenusVersusVirus'' especially wanted to eat people who could sense them, such as the main characters. This put a lot of stress on the new girl; which would shift her into her Anti-Virus SuperPoweredEvilSide; who would usually easily trounce this. But then ''she'' would find her partner "smells absolutely irresistible" and try to ...taste her until her normal personality kicked back in. ''Not'' played for laughs.
* Kouta from ''LightNovel/{{Kanokon}}'' is the supernatural ChickMagnet version. He smells particularly pleasing to spirits... but rather than putting his life in jeopardy, it results in him acquiring an Unwanted Harem consisting of a powerful fox-spirit, and a slightly-less-powerful wolf-spirit. (As well as drawing 'attention' from a number of other, more-or-less superpowered spirits.) Of course, their warring for his attention DOES occasionally put him in a bad place...
* In ''Anime/{{Mnemosyne}}'', the longer an immortal lives and the more painful memories she has, the tastier her time spore is to [[spoiler: Eipos]].
* The female lead of ''Manga/VampireKnight''.
* ''Manga/{{xxxHOLiC}}'': Watanuki's subconscious angst made him especially tasty to spirits, causing more angst, in some sort of demonically delicious loop.
* Flea-demon Myoga from ''Manga/{{InuYasha}}'' once mentioned that Inuyasha's father's blood was 'especially delicious', and that Inuyasha had inherited that from him. Different from the other examples in that Myoga is a demon, but not a villain; in fact, he is quite loyal to Inuyasha. The fact that Myoga is only slightly larger than a mundane flea may have something to do with it, of course--as it is, he drains harmlessly small amounts of blood from his "victims", who are annoyed more than anything else.
* Evangeline in ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' indicates at first that Negi's blood, being the son of the Mage who imprisoned her, would grant her the power to escape her bonds. She started off apparently as the homicidal version of this trope, but after her DefeatMeansFriendship, started training him with BlackMagic. Her price for the training is some regular KissOfTheVampire, and she's getting away with it.
* ''Manga/HellTeacherNube'' ended up with a RedRightHand because his latent spiritual powers caused him to be a target for demons (who wanted to eat him) and ghosts (who wanted help from someone who could interact with them).
* ''Manga/HayateTheCombatButler'': Hayate has delicious supernatural blood. It's part of the His Life Sucks package. In fact, his blood when he's half-dying is one of the most mystically infused substances in the world; and can completely power up [[spoiler:Isumi or her great-grandmother]]. The latter has no problem with snacking on him, while the former tends to abstain, but once when Nagi was in danger, [[spoiler: she tasted just a little and that gave her enough power to both break a PowerLimiter curse that was on her and use her magic powers to teleport Hayate onto a spaceship in freaking Outer Space.]]
* in ''Manga/WildArms Twilight Venom'', Mirabelle (a [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Crimson Noble]]) gets a small taste of Sheyenne's blood and flips out, wanting some more.
* The man-eating youkai of ''Manga/NatsumesBookOfFriends'' often comment on how delicious Natsume smells because of the strength of his power.
* Aisa Himegami from ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'' at least ''smells'' delicious to vampires...however, they are destroyed by actually trying to drink her blood.
* Helpless heroine Misao from ''Manga/BlackBird'': “If a demon drinks her blood, he is granted a long life. If he eats her flesh, he gains eternal youth. And if he makes her his bride, his clan will prosper…” So she's constantly at risk from demons who want a bite. Or a marriage contact. Or both...
* Tsukune from ''Manga/RosarioPlusVampire'', due to being a human in a school for monsters, almost all of which would love the chance to eat a human. Moka frequently says his blood is "very sweet".
* The main character in ''VisualNovel/{{Ookamikakushi}}'' has this problem.
* Ciel of ''Manga/BlackButler''. The events that shaped his life have left his soul in such a state that it is considered the most suculent thing on Earth to demons. Much of Sebastian's loyalty to Ciel comes from the promise of feasting on Ciel's soul when the time comes.
* From ''Anime/TsukuyomiMoonPhase'' we have Kouhei: [[spoiler:He is the so-called "Vampire's Lover". What this means is his blood, besides being literally delicious for vampires, has the power to undo the psychic oaths of obedience they have towards their masters. That's how Hazuki was able to leave the castle prison she was in at the beginning, and how Elfriede is able to deceive and betray Count Kinkel, her master.]]
* ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'': The Brand of Sacrifice makes its bearer closer to the supernatural than normal, and is placed on people sacrificed to the Godhand so that the bearer of a Behelit can become a demon. In the unlikely event that a branded person escapes this fate, spirits will be drawn to them every night and try to eat them. As a side effect the bearer can sense the presence of spirits and ignores anti-{{Muggle}} wards.
* The Karasumori site of ''Manga/{{Kekkaishi}}'' has a [[CherryBlossoms Cherry tree]] that blooms out of season, said to excite the feelings of all around. This makes it a powerful [[{{Youkai}} Ayakashi]] magnet.
* Ginko of ''Manga/{{Mushishi}}'' is constantly attracting mushi which threaten to devour him if he stays in a particular place for too long. It's outright stated in the show that, eventually, they will catch up with him and eat him alive.
* In ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'', Kaneki is apparently incredibly delicious as a result of his [[HalfHumanHybrid hybrid]] nature. This results in PickyPeopleEater Tsukiyama becoming absolutely obsessed with him, considering him the ultimate culinary experience. Just the scent of his blood has members of the Gourmet Club moaning in excitement, and eager to sample this rare and delicious meat.
* ''Webcomic/{{Kubera}}'': Unlike other sura, the Chaos Clan instinctively attack strong prey while they are weakened. Taraka claims that [[spoiler:this is the real reason Yuta is interested in Leez; he subconsciously understands she's going to be an unspeakably powerful FutureBadass, and wants to eat her NOW, before she gets strong.]]
* In ''Manga/ChibiVampire'', all vampires have humans with particular qualities that they find especially tasty. Karin's father loves arrogant people, her mother favors the blood of liars, her brother goes for stressed people, and Karin herself is attracted to despair. [[spoiler:When Karin's little sister awakens, she is drawn to the blood of lonely people.]]

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Darklings from ''ComicBook/TheDarkness'' give this reason for following Jackie.
* Point-One-Percenter sparks in ''ComicBook/TransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye'' are so-called because of their rarity--just .1% of the Cybertronian forged population (which is itself fairly small) are Point One Percenters, possessed of powerful and special green Sparks compared to the usual pale blue ones. Apparently the sheer brightness of their Sparks make them appealing to things that feed on Sparks, such as [[ShapedLikeItself Sparkeaters]].

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* In ''Ghosts of the Past'', sequel of ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'', it is heavily implied that [[spoiler: SuperSoldier blood is particularly attractive to vampires. Specifically, it can make the likes of Dracula, who's been after it for some time, into a DayWalkingVampire. And no one but Steve, or one of his descendants, will do...]]
* In ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6051043/1/Survival_of_the_Fallen Survival of the Fallen]]'', an X-Men (films)/True Blood/POTC/Van Helsing and whatever else crossover, Logan's (Wolverine) blood tastes very strong to Vampires and heals them at an absolutely ridiculous rate. This is because [[spoiler: he is among other things one of the nephilim and the son of Gabriel Van Helsing, i.e. the Archangel Gabriel.]]
* In the ''Supernatural/Twilight'' crossover ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6721038/1/The-Wedding-Crashers The Wedding Crashers]]'', Leah takes Sam and Dean to [[JailBait Renesmee]] and [[TookALevelInJerkAss Jacob's]] [[WifeHusbandry wedding]], where about eighty percent of the guests are [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampires]]. A lot of them then go out of their way to tell Dean that he smells really, really good, including the ones who don't eat humans. [[spoiler: Castiel theorises that this is due to Dean being [[ArchangelMichael Michael's]] [[InTheBlood True Vessel]], the "most unique and powerful vessel on the planet".]] Dean's not exactly thrilled.
* ''Fanfic/TheWizardAndTheLonelyPrincess'' has yet to make this outright canon, but it's widely speculated by fans that {{Harry Potter}} will attract [[EmotionEater changelings]] like cheap beer attracts wasps when he finally visits [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Equestria]], because [[ThePowerOfLove the strength of his mother's love]] and her HeroicSacrifice are some ''very'' powerful magical ju-ju.
* In ''FanFic/TalesOfTheCanterlotDeportationAgency'', pony blood suppresses Frenzy in [[TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade Kindred]]. The problem is that not only are ponies sentient, but the (recently discovered and closely held) [[BloodMagic Tremere ritual]] requires three human sacrifices to get to Equestria ''and'' a pony sacrifice to get back.
* ''Fanfic/SuperwomenOfEvaTreacherousWeb'': As a result of [[spoiler:killing Gendo Ikari and eating ADAM]], Ritsuko Akagi/Spider-Woman ends up with the ''very bad'' side-effect that every time she transforms into her superpower alter-ego, any Angels in the vicinity end up attracted to her and will stop at ''nothing'' to absorb her into them.

* [[TheLoad Xuanzang]] of ''Literature/JourneyToTheWest'' is this because his virgin flesh is supposed to grant immortality to demons as it is the flesh of a holy man. This is a TropeCodifier in regard to Eastern literatures.
* Bella of ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' evidently smells particularly appealing to vampires, and her love interest in particular. This is a bit of a problem, because VampireBitesSuck in this series and said love interest is ''very'' serious about being a VegetarianVampire as a result. [[ButtMonkey It really does suck to be Edward Cullen, doesn't it?]]
%%* ''Literature/AnitaBlake''.
* In ''Literature/TheSookieStackhouseMysteries'', faeries are practically [[ScoobyDoo Scooby Snacks]] to vampires, to the point they act like dogs in a butcher shop when in the presence of one. (Sookie herself is less than pleased when she finds out her own fairy heritage is the reason she's so attractive to supernaturals.) It doesn't seem to work the same way for her relatives, though.
* In Amelia Atwater-Rhodes' vampire novels, witches' blood is especially delicious.
* The fallen star, Yvaine, in Neil Gaiman's ''Literature/{{Stardust}}'' is endangered thanks to her heart being the key to longevity and magical powers, and attracting the attention of the Lilim. Whether heart-of-star is particularly tasty is clarified in neither film nor book.
* While no supernatural reason is given for it, Captain Hook of ''Literature/PeterPan'' fame is apparently pretty tasty. After Peter chops his hand off, it's tossed into the mouth of a nearby crocodile who finds it so delicious it now follows Hook wherever he goes, licking his lips for the rest of him.
* Skip, protagonist of ''[[Creator/BrandonSanderson I Hate Dragons]]'', has the supernatural power of smelling so delicious to dragons that they go crazy with the desire to eat him.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* On ''Series/TrueBlood'', fairy blood is unusually tasty for vampires, as well as allowing them to walk in the sun for limited periods.
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'':
** Slayer blood is often implied to be better tasting to vampires than normal humans, as well as an aphrodisiac for them. It was Slayer blood that allowed TheMaster to break his [[SealedEvilInACan seal]] at the end of the first season. In season three, Slayer blood was the only cure for a poisoned angel.
** Glory, a GodInHumanForm, needs to drain the sanity of others to maintain hers. After inflicting this on Tara, Glory is noticeably giddy and mentions how great "that witch's mind" tasted.
* ''Series/{{Angel}}'':
** Marcus Hamilton [[NiceJobFixingItVillain makes the mistake of telling Angel that great power flows through his veins]] while making a BadassBoast. Angel promptly decides to see if he's being literal.
-->'''Angel:''' Wow! You really are full of it.
** Also, otters' blood is delicious. Virgin blood also has a unique taste, as one vampire requests it specifically.
-->'''Spike:''' Oh, God, it's bloody ambrosia! Is this otter?
* In ''Series/GhostWhisperer'', [[ISeeDeadPeople Melinda]] is usually chased by ghosts in need of help (whether they want it or not), but there is the occasional guy who [[OurSoulsAreDifferent collects souls to gain power]], and they tend to target her. Her occultist teacher friend told her that "If a dark spirit collects the soul of a light spirit, it's like a hundred points!"
* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}''':
** Season 7 had the year's BigBad's followers creating food additives that would make any human eating them become tastier, bulkier, more complacent and lethal to any anthropophagous beasties other than his own kind.
** [[TheChosenOne Dean]] seems to make every vampire he interacts with, even the ones who stick to animals, get a little ...hungry. It's been stated several times by angels and demons alike that he's the 'perfect vessel' probably due to him being [[spoiler:the human host of ArchangelMichael.]]
* In ''Series/MyBabysittersAVampire'', Ethan has a rare blood type that vampires consider a delicacy.
* In ''Series/DirkGentlysHolisticDetectiveAgency'', Dirk is noted by the Emotional Vampire-like "Three" to have energy that tastes really, really good.
* In the final season of ''Series/TheStrainTVSeries'', [[spoiler:after they have taken over,]] the Stigoi set up a facility to breed humans with type B blood, which they find particularly tasty.

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* ''TabletopGame/TheWorldOfDarkness'' settings:
** In both ''TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade'' and ''TabletopGame/VampireTheRequiem'' it's stated that ''other'' vampire blood is tastier to vampires than even human blood. But it's a ForbiddenFruit with its own dangers.
** ''TabletopGame/OldWorldOfDarkness'':
*** In ''TabletopGame/ChangelingTheDreaming'', [[TheFairFolk changelings]] especially enjoy artistic people. This comes in both "Wants to be around them" and "Wants to MindRape them" forms. And changelings taste especially good to vampires, as well as providing a drug high.
*** ''TabletopGame/HunterTheReckoning'' has a rule about mortals with more powerful blood than usual. The obvious disadvantage isn't worth the points you get.
** ''TabletopGame/NewWorldOfDarkness'':
*** In ''TabletopGame/VampireTheRequiem'', werewolf blood is especially nutritious to vampires, effectively delivering twice as much juice as human blood... but a) it stirs up [[EnemyWithin the Beast]] and b) you have to deal with a ''werewolf'' to get it.
*** The ''TabletopGame/NewWorldOfDarkness'' has Merits and Minor Templates (think almost, but not quite, supernatural) for mortals that are essentially {{Weirdness Magnet}}s. Any merit that allows the mortal to see ghosts or spirits usually has the downside that, even if they aren't immediately drawn to you, both such creatures will notice being noticed and at the least pester you and at worst try to [[DemonicPossession possess you]].
*** ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheForsaken'' allows the Uratha to regain [[{{Mana}} Essence]] by eating the flesh of humans, wolves, or werewolves. However, as all three are extremely akin to them, [[ImAHumanitarian that counts as cannibalism]], meaning they need to make a [[KarmaMeter Harmony]] check.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'' has the Abyssal Exalted who, as creatures of death, have difficulties recovering [[{{Mana}} Essence]] while outside of the Underworld. One way around this is to [[OurVampiresAreDifferent pop fangs and drain the Essence out of people in the form of blood]]. Needless to say, enlightened Essence users (such as other Exalted) yield much more return than plain old mortals.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'' has the Ghoran, a plant species that was originally created by druids as a food source but has since been uplifted and become a race of PlantPeople. One of their racial traits is called "Delicious" -- because they were originally meant to be food, anything (regardless of its usual diet) that grabs them with a bite gets bonuses to hold on because they just taste that good.
* In ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'', dragon blood is so filling that any vampire that manages to drink a dragon dry will never feel their thirst again. Naturally, the fact that this requires them to drain a ''dragon'' rather complicates things, to the point that only one vampire in history ever managed this feat, leading to his bloodline, the Blood Dragons, becoming a {{Proud Warrior Race|Guy}} in order to be powerful enough to emulate him.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* Hermits in ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' act as [[RareCandy free level-ups]] for youkai that eat them, at least according to [[AllThereInTheManual Perfect Memento in Strict Sense]]. (See ''Literature/JourneyToTheWest'', above.)
* The main character of ''VisualNovel/AkaiIto'' comes from an ancient lineage of these people. Since the other characters are {{Lesbian Vampire}}s in one way or another, this trait of hers really drives the story.
* As a rule of thumb, be ''very'' distrustful of anyone handling any variant of this in the ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'' multiverse. There are many such elixirs, all with one thing in common:[[spoiler: the basic recipe involves either sacrificing bits of your mind and soul, or ripping them out from someone.]]

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* In ''WebComic/{{Untouchable}}'', modern vampires have learned to discreetly feed off humans' energy simply by touching them. Protagonist Sia finds her new neighbor Jiho has the most scrumptious energy she has ever tasted, but he HatesBeingTouched.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* Josie Gillman from the Literature/WhateleyUniverse was turned into a girl to protect her from a family curse which grants some males of the Gillman line savant Level abilities in non-Euclidian geometry and "exceptional tastiness" to a CosmicHorror, inevitably leading them to dabble in things humankind was not meant to know, fall through the cracks in our reality, and wander the dark interstices underlying the universe until they arrive at their inevitable, hideous doom. In short, male Gillmans are the EldritchAbomination equivalent of delivery pizza.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'', the [[BigBad Archmage]] is told by [[MyFutureSelfAndMe his future self]] that he must bring the Grimorum Arcanorum to Avalon in order to further his conquest of the sacred island. When the younger Archmage asks, "What am I supposed to do, eat it?" the older Archmage answers, "You're catching on." He literally ate the Grimorum, and its powers became a part of him. This also allows him to [[LoopholeAbuse slip through a loophole in ancient rules]] that normally prevent the Grimorum from entering Avalon in the first place. [[spoiler:Backfires big time when Goliath removes the Eye of Odin from his head. Without the Eye, the Archmage could no longer control the Grimorum's magic, so the Archmage and the Grimorum were destroyed forever.]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/AllStarSuperman'', [[Franchise/{{Superman}} Clark Kent's]] enormous power allows the villain Parasite to absorb enough ambient energy to escape his cell. Clark spends the next several minutes being chased through the prison, while having to keep ComicBook/LexLuthor from realizing that he is really Superman and find a way to defeat Parasite.

[[folder:Real Life]]
* The once highly endangered giant Galapagos tortoise is a mimetically exaggerated version. After the tortoise was discovered, it took over 300 years to get one back to Europe for classification, because every time some were collected, they all ended up being eaten before the ship made the journey back. In the days of sailing ships, food on board was pretty terrible, and the tortoises were durable enough that they could be stacked upside down in the ship's hold with no food or water for months without dying. This meant that they could be used to provide the crew with a source of fresh meat when they'd otherwise be stuck with hardtack and salted meat. Charles Darwin reportedly called them the most delicious thing he'd ever eaten.
* Some people are naturally more attractive to mosquitoes and other parasitic organisms than others. Often when two people are walking together in an area with mosquitoes, one person is bit all over while the other is not bit at all. If you don't want to catch malaria, be sure to hang around someone who tastes really good.
* Feral pigs are reported to be this to jaguars. While feral pigs are considered a problem everywhere else in the world, in Venezuela, jaguars choose them over almost any other potential prey, which has resulted in easier times for threatened native animals.