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03:15:10 AM May 28th 2016
edited by Aubren
So, I get that it's about cannibalism. I also get that it's about extended cannibalism- where this applies to other sentient species. But since it mentioned What Measure Is a Non-Human?...what's the limit?

Let's say a fox from Zootopia eats a rabbit. Is that cannibalism? They're both sentient, but foxes are rabbits' natural predators, and are treated as such. But What Measure Is a Non-Human?? Isn't in effect.

Another example would be a sentient monster eating a human. This monster would refuse to eat another monster- that'd be cannibalism!- but they'll happily eat a human, understanding full well that they're sentient. What Measure Is a Non-Human?? Isn't in effect here too (or is it?)

So would these examples apply to this trope?
05:34:33 PM May 29th 2016
edited by jormis29
09:17:20 AM Feb 25th 2016
Can we change the page quote back to something that doesn't trigger PTSD flashbacks?
01:24:00 AM Feb 26th 2016
That would be something for the Quotes thread in the forums.
10:59:52 PM May 11th 2015
No real life examples? Why not?
11:00:56 PM May 11th 2015
Squickyness issues, I think.
10:34:46 PM Jun 1st 2014
Does this only apply to the consumption of human flesh? What about souls or blood, or creatures who must eat a specific organ like eyes or spleens?
04:32:16 AM Jun 2nd 2014
The former two would fall under different tropes. The latter two probably fit here.
11:14:39 PM Jan 19th 2014
Cake Bake Betty 64 Little White Things This song is obviously about cannibalism, I am not sure about any other of her songs though because I haven't heard any of her other songs so... anyone up for some reasearch? I don't have time to do research, mostly because I am lazy but I am still throwing it out there for anyone else who is more committed to this website.
08:04:36 PM Jun 20th 2012
I feel this is ambiguous. Is it only people who knowingly eat it because they like to or what? if so why does it mention people eating what they don't know is human?
09:02:50 AM Apr 16th 2012
These should probably be mentioned as an exception to the bit about sentience.
06:46:44 PM Sep 7th 2011
One of the new Pokemon, Kyurem, reportedly stalks one of the towns when the sun goes down and eats people. Could this count?
06:48:13 PM Sep 7th 2011
Nope becuase Kyurem isn't human or and it's sentience is debatable.
12:29:31 AM May 31st 2011
This is merely a comment;

If you are what you eat, then cannibals are people too.
09:41:48 AM Sep 25th 2010
I wouldn't call Made from Real Girl Scouts a subtrope so much as related. The Trope Namer may be about cannibalism, but the rest is as much about things like the giant cannon from 8-Bit Theater (because, you know, shooting a giant at somebody is gonna hurt)
07:30:50 PM Sep 7th 2011
I removed it. They aren't even related.
10:58:42 AM Jun 8th 2010
Pulled this: because either there's something about Herbert Hoover that I don't know, or it's a recursive pun. If it's the former, Please Explain, if it's the latter, you're trying too hard.
04:49:38 PM Apr 7th 2010
The pic is offending
07:12:10 PM Aug 22nd 2010
The trope is about eating people.
02:05:35 AM May 6th 2011
The Offending Part is The Baby can't it have a pic that did not have a baby being eaten
08:05:37 PM Jun 20th 2012
edited by captainsandwich
why not? we have a trope dedicated to eating babies, and theres a pic for that too.
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