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* In the ''Forgotten Realms'', there's a specific, rare variety of ''cheese'' that's both intoxicating and addictive to halflings. Sale of this cheese is carefully regulated in the halfling nation.


* There is a story by Creator/IsaacAsimov about a man who tries to get a sentient insect (from Earth) drunk. Alcohol does not work, but the insect informs him that catnip and honey would have.

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* There is a story by Creator/IsaacAsimov about a man who tries Creator/IsaacAsimov's "Literature/KidStuff": The elf mocks Jan Prentiss for trying to get a sentient insect (from Earth) drunk. Alcohol ply it with alcohol because drink doesn't affect elves the way it does not work, but the insect informs him that humans. Literal catnip and honey would have.(with honey), however, is implied to have a similar inebriating effect.


* The ComicBook/MartianManhunter loves Oreo Cookies. ''Really'' loves Oreo cookies. In a story he tells to Franchise/GreenLantern Kyle Rayner, it turns out they have an effect on his Martian physiology similar to nicotine. In ComicBook/TheSandman, he celebrates meeting one of the Endless by sharing a box with [[ComicBook/NewGods Scott Free]] at the Watchtower. Later, Booster Gold and Blue Beetle decide to prank him by buying every single box of cookies in a radius of several blocks to keep them away from him. To their horror, J'onn turns into a raging maniac hellbent on quelling his munchies. After calming down, he used his abilities as a shapeshifter to literally rip out the affected bits of his body, and later enjoyed a more normal relation with the snack, though he still greatly enjoys it.

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* The ComicBook/MartianManhunter loves Oreo Cookies. ''Really'' loves Oreo cookies. In a story he tells to Franchise/GreenLantern Kyle Rayner, it turns out they have an effect on his Martian physiology similar to nicotine. In ComicBook/TheSandman, he celebrates meeting one of the Endless by sharing a box with [[ComicBook/NewGods Scott Free]] at the Watchtower. Later, Booster Gold and Blue Beetle decide to prank him by buying every single box of cookies in a radius of several blocks to keep them away from him. To their horror, [[HulkingOut J'onn turns into a raging maniac maniac]] hellbent on quelling his munchies. After calming down, he used his abilities as a shapeshifter to literally rip out the affected bits of his body, and later enjoyed a more normal relation with the snack, though he still greatly enjoys it.


* In ''Manga/PlusSizedElf'', french fries are this for Elfuda, an...[[ALizardNamedLiz elf]] from another dimension who has developed an addiction to the deep-fried potato treats to the point of putting on more than a few extra pounds. Unfortunately, elves from her dimension are known for being lithe and graceful, meaning she has to find a way to shed that weight before she can go back.

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* In ''Manga/PlusSizedElf'', french fries are this for Elfuda, an... [[ALizardNamedLiz elf]] from another dimension who has developed an addiction to the deep-fried potato treats to the point of putting on more than a few extra pounds. Unfortunately, elves from her dimension are known for being lithe and graceful, meaning she has to find a way to shed that weight before she can go back.

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** A vampire drinking the blood of a changeling can suffer some truly bizarre effects, including hallucinations, emotional outbursts, or being love-struck.


** Judging from Terezi's recent hangover, soda (or at least Faygo) gets trolls drunk.

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** Judging from Terezi's recent hangover, soda (or at least Faygo) gets trolls drunk.
drunk. At the very least, it's common {{Fanon}}.


* In ''Manga/PlusSizedElf'', french fries are this for Elfuda, an...[[ALizardNamedLiz elf]] from another dimension who has developed an addiction to the deep-fried potato treats to the point of putting on more than a few pounds.. Unfortunately, elves from her dimension are known for being lithe and graceful, meaning she has to find a way to shed that weight before she can go back...

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* In ''Manga/PlusSizedElf'', french fries are this for Elfuda, an...[[ALizardNamedLiz elf]] from another dimension who has developed an addiction to the deep-fried potato treats to the point of putting on more than a few pounds.. extra pounds. Unfortunately, elves from her dimension are known for being lithe and graceful, meaning she has to find a way to shed that weight before she can go back...back.

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* In ''Manga/PlusSizedElf'', french fries are this for Elfuda, an...[[ALizardNamedLiz elf]] from another dimension who has developed an addiction to the deep-fried potato treats to the point of putting on more than a few pounds.. Unfortunately, elves from her dimension are known for being lithe and graceful, meaning she has to find a way to shed that weight before she can go back...


* Acheron, in the ''Literature/TheDarkHunters'' novels cannot handle Sprite. He avoids all food and drink in general, but when he tries Tory's Sprite, he becomes intoxicated, and builds a tiny replica of Atlantis, and shrinks Tory and himself down to wander it. Once he passes out, they return to normal size.

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* Acheron, in the ''Literature/TheDarkHunters'' novels cannot handle Sprite. He avoids all food and drink in general, but when he tries Tory's Sprite, he becomes intoxicated, and builds a tiny replica of Atlantis, and shrinks Tory and himself down to wander it. Once he passes out, they return to normal size.

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* Acheron, in the ''Literature/TheDarkHunters'' novels cannot handle Sprite. He avoids all food and drink in general, but when he tries Tory's Sprite, he becomes intoxicated, and builds a tiny replica of Atlantis, and shrinks Tory and himself down to wander it. Once he passes out, they return to normal size.


* In ''Film/{{District 9}}'', the alien Prawn have a voracious hankering for cat food. Black markets spring up for the stuff and all. We can speculate they get high on tyrosine or taurine in the fish protein -- other food would do it, but cat food is cheap. Or it is just using the RuleOfFunny.

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* In ''Film/{{District 9}}'', the alien Prawn have a voracious hankering for cat food. Black markets spring up for the stuff and all. We can speculate they get high on tyrosine or taurine in the fish protein -- other food would do it, but cat food is cheap. Or it is just using the RuleOfFunny.cheap (and [[RuleOfFunny funny]]).



** Bender, being a robot fueled by alcohol, malfunctions as if heavily inebriated whenever he ''doesn't drink enough''. He even develops a patch of rust around his mouth, mirroring a human's 5 o'clock shadow. Since all robots are powered by alcohol, being based on Professor Farnsworth's original design, all of them may act like this if deprived of booze.
*** There is also a montage reminiscent of every alcoholism story where he wanders the streets, tormented by signs like "No Liquor License", "Water Fountain" and "Christian Science Reading Room".
** There's also an episode in which Bender gets high by overloading on electricity, complete with an LSD-reminiscent hallucination when he first tries "jacking on".
** Anchovies are either addictive to Decapodians like Zoidberg (which led to anchovies being eaten into extinction), or they just taste ridiculously delicious. Or both.

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** Bender, being a robot fueled by alcohol, malfunctions as if heavily inebriated whenever he ''doesn't drink enough''. He even develops a patch of rust around his mouth, mirroring a human's 5 o'clock shadow. Since all robots are powered by alcohol, being based on Professor Farnsworth's original design, all of them may act like this if deprived of booze.
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booze. This leads to a montage reminiscent of every alcoholism story where he wanders the streets, tormented by signs like "No Liquor License", "Water Fountain" and "Christian Science Reading Room".
** There's also an episode in which "Hell is Other Robots" has Bender gets getting high by overloading on electricity, complete with an LSD-reminiscent hallucination when he first tries "jacking on".
** Anchovies are either addictive to Decapodians like Zoidberg (which led to anchovies being eaten into extinction), or they just taste [[ImpossiblyDeliciousFood ridiculously delicious.delicious]]. Or both.



* The worms in WesternAnimation/MenInBlack are addicted to coffee as if it was a hard liquor; even to the point that they would suffer from withdrawal if the coffee machine ever broke, and in an episode it is revealed, coffee is reserved to only the elite in their planet.

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* The worms in WesternAnimation/MenInBlack ''WesternAnimation/MenInBlack'' are addicted to coffee as if it was a hard liquor; even to the point that they would suffer from withdrawal if the coffee machine ever broke, and in an broke. In one episode it is revealed, revealed coffee is reserved to only the elite in their planet.


Subtrope of DrunkOnMilk. Compare FantasticDrug and SpiceOfLife. See also KlingonsLoveShakespeare and ICantBelieveItsNotHeroin. Compare and contrast NoBiochemicalBarriers. SisterTrope to AIGettingHigh.

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Subtrope of DrunkOnMilk. Compare FantasticDrug and SpiceOfLife. See also KlingonsLoveShakespeare KlingonsLoveShakespeare, ICantBelieveItsNotHeroin and ICantBelieveItsNotHeroin.MarsWantsChocolate. Compare and contrast NoBiochemicalBarriers. SisterTrope to AIGettingHigh.

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* ''Film/HighPlainsInvaders'': Not exactly harmless to humans, but Jules works out that the Bugs can become intoxicated by ingesting refined uranium.

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* ''Literature/DrGretaHelsing'': Absinthe hits vampires ''far'' harder than humans -- although they're not as sensitive to the alcohol, trace amounts of hallucinogens that wouldn't affect a human at all can send a vampire into a life-threatening delirium.


* In ''Manga/AhMyGoddess'', it turns out that plain old cola has the same effect on Belldandy that alcohol should ("should" being the operative word - She's a ''[[HornyVikings Norse]]'' goddess, and thus NeverGetsDrunk). Fortunately, she's just as nice drunk as she is when sober, if not more so, which actually causes [[LiteralGenie problems of a different sort]].
* Lucia in ''Manga/MermaidMelodyPichiPichiPitch'' gets drunk off cola too in one chapter of the manga and spends the rest of the time worrying about what she can't remember. In the anime, this was further {{Bowdlerise}}d into a magic emotion-controlling jewel.

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* In ''Manga/AhMyGoddess'', ''Manga/AhMyGoddess'': it turns out that plain old cola has the same effect on Belldandy that alcohol should ("should" being the operative word - She's a ''[[HornyVikings Norse]]'' goddess, and thus NeverGetsDrunk). Fortunately, she's just as nice drunk as she is when sober, if not more so, which actually causes [[LiteralGenie problems of a different sort]].
* ''Manga/DailyLifeWithMonsterGirl'': Rachnera, the spider-girl, gets drunk off of caffeine, [[ShownTheirWork just like real spiders]].
* ''Manga/DeathNote'': apples[[note]](or any given Shinigami's TrademarkFavoriteFood)[[/note]] have the same effect on Shinigami as cigarettes or alcohol do on humans, and Ryuk actually goes through withdrawal symptoms [[LostFoodGrievance if he can't have any]].
-->'''Ryuk:''' I do handstands and my body twists up like a pretzel! It's not a pretty sight!
** It's unclear whether or not Ryuk was lying about this. He does get really weird when he doesn't have apples, but when he becomes unable to communicate with Light for a long time he snaps out of it immediately and goes about his business. It's possible that he just really likes apples and is trying to annoy Light into giving him more. Supported by the fact that other Shinigami develop tastes for other foods when they visit Earth. One takes a liking to chocolate, while another enjoys bananas.
* ''Manga/MermaidMelodyPichiPichiPitch'':
Lucia in ''Manga/MermaidMelodyPichiPichiPitch'' gets drunk off cola too in one chapter of the manga and spends the rest of the time worrying about what she can't remember. In the anime, this was further {{Bowdlerise}}d into a magic emotion-controlling jewel.



* In ''Manga/DeathNote'', apples[[note]](or any given Shinigami's TrademarkFavoriteFood)[[/note]] have the same effect on Shinigami as cigarettes or alcohol do on humans, and Ryuk actually goes through withdrawal symptoms [[LostFoodGrievance if he can't have any]].
-->'''Ryuk:''' I do handstands and my body twists up like a pretzel! It's not a pretty sight!
** It's unclear whether or not Ryuk was lying about this. He does get really weird when he doesn't have apples, but when he becomes unable to communicate with Light for a long time he snaps out of it immediately and goes about his business. It's possible that he just really likes apples and is trying to annoy Light into giving him more. Supported by the fact that other Shinigami develop tastes for other foods when they visit Earth. One takes a liking to chocolate, while another enjoys bananas.



* Rachnera, the spider-girl from Manga/DailyLifeWithMonsterGirl, gets drunk off of caffeine, [[ShownTheirWork just like real spiders]].

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