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* ''VideoGame/DontStarve'': The Shipwrecked expansion adds electric jellyfish.


Compare to TheCoconutEffect.

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Compare to TheCoconutEffect.
TheCoconutEffect and ThunderBeetle (particularly fireflies).

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* In ''Website/HectorsWorld'', when Tama the jellyfish stings things, there's a white light and a zapping noise.
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* ''VideoGame/{{Octogeddon}}'': Several electric jellyfishes can appear in various levels. They are invincible and slowly approach Octogeddon. Unless blown away with the Elephant tentacle, they will zap and paralyse the octopus for a few seconds.

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* The Jitterjellies in ''VideoGame/DrakensangOnline'' which fire ranged lightning bolts that cause stun on impact as well as explode into lightning upon death.


In many cases, it's just a visual or audio effect [[RuleOfPerception used to show the viewer]] that the stinging is actually occurring and that said stinging feels like getting shocked. Other times the jellyfish is actually shown to have a literal electric discharge, as if it were an electric eel -- perhaps even a [[PsychoElectricEel psychotic one.]]

Complicating matters are the jellyfish relatives known as [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ctenophora comb jellies,]] some species of which look like they are wired up with LED light bulbs as a result of light diffraction in their tissues.

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In many cases, it's just a visual or audio effect [[RuleOfPerception used to show the viewer]] that the stinging is actually occurring and that said stinging feels like getting shocked. Other times the jellyfish is actually shown to have a literal electric discharge, as if it were an electric eel -- perhaps even a [[PsychoElectricEel psychotic one.]]

one]].

Complicating matters are the jellyfish relatives known as [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ctenophora comb jellies,]] jellies]], some species of which look like they are wired up with LED light bulbs as a result of light diffraction in their tissues.



* Surprisingly averted in the "[[{{Narm}} Giant Jumbo Jellyfish"]] scene from ''Film/Birdemic2TheResurrection'', probably because [[NoBudget they didn't have a graphic for that.]] However, the extent of the stings is ridiculous, given that the victim has stings all over her arm (which the jellyfish never touched).

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* Surprisingly averted in the "[[{{Narm}} Giant Jumbo Jellyfish"]] scene from ''Film/Birdemic2TheResurrection'', probably because [[NoBudget they didn't have a graphic for that.]] that]]. However, the extent of the stings is ridiculous, given that the victim has stings all over her arm (which the jellyfish never touched).



* ''Podcast/TheAdventureZoneBalance'': the Voidfish is capable of discharging a shock so powerful that when it [[spoiler: electrocuted Mannequin!Magnus, his backup body felt it.]]

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* ''Podcast/TheAdventureZoneBalance'': the Voidfish is capable of discharging a shock so powerful that when it [[spoiler: electrocuted Mannequin!Magnus, his backup body felt it.]]it]].



* Metroids from the ''Franchise/{{Metroid}}'' series subvert, invert, and play this trope straight. They're space jellyfish with claws instead of tentacles, and seem to drain life force, [[PureEnergy energy]], or electricity from their prey. When they grow into Gamma Metroids, which look more like bugs than jellyfish, they gain the ability to electrocute enemies. [[http://metroid.wikia.com/wiki/Metroid_%28species%29 Read about them for yourself.]] [[ArtMajorBiology They're quite the original species.]]

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* Metroids from the ''Franchise/{{Metroid}}'' series subvert, invert, and play this trope straight. They're space jellyfish with claws instead of tentacles, and seem to drain life force, [[PureEnergy energy]], or electricity from their prey. When they grow into Gamma Metroids, which look more like bugs than jellyfish, they gain the ability to electrocute enemies. [[http://metroid.wikia.com/wiki/Metroid_%28species%29 Read about them for yourself.]] yourself]]. [[ArtMajorBiology They're quite the original species.]]species]].



* ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountryReturns'' has Jellybobs in the Beach Levels. Not only do they deliver electric shocks, but [[FlyingSeafoodSpecial they float in the air as well.]]

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* ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountryReturns'' has Jellybobs in the Beach Levels. Not only do they deliver electric shocks, but [[FlyingSeafoodSpecial they float in the air as well.]]well]].

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* ''Podcast/TheAdventureZoneBalance'': the Voidfish is capable of discharging a shock so powerful that when it [[spoiler: electrocuted Mannequin!Magnus, his backup body felt it.]]
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** Interestingly, the burnlike scars are TruthInTelevision--real life jellyfish stings can leave ''nasty'' scarring that can (though not always) make one look as though they've been burned severely.


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* According to some accounts, jellyfish stings can certainly ''feel'' like an electric shock or a severe burn, and can even leave scars that reinforce this idea. Obviously, this isn't the result of an ''actual'' electric shock, though, but the venom in the jelly's tentacles that attacks the nervous system to paralyze potential prey.
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* The ''Franchise/{{Kirby}}'' series gives us Master Green, a jellyfish miniboss that when swallowed gives the [[ShockAndAwe Spark ability]].

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* The ''Franchise/{{Kirby}}'' series ''VideoGame/KirbysDreamLand2'' gives us Master Green, a jellyfish miniboss that when swallowed gives the [[ShockAndAwe Spark ability]].ability]].
** There's also the Jellies from ''VideoGame/KirbysEpicYarn''.


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* The ''WesternAnimation/FindingNemo'' / ''WesternAnimation/FindingDory'' fanfic [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12018856/1/Dory-Fighting-Love Dory: Fighting Love]] features an electric anemone, that apparently shoots lightning bolts and turns Dory's boobs into fish sticks.
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* In ''WesternAnimation/FindingNemo,'' all of the "stings" from the jellyfish have a "zap" sound effect, and they appear as ''burns'' [[spoiler:on Dory's fins after they shock her]]. This is probably for RuleOfPerception; the dialogue is specific about the stings delivering venom, but we the audience can't actually see that, or tell that the fish are getting stung without sound effects.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/FindingNemo,'' all of the "stings" from the jellyfish have a "zap" sound effect, and they appear as ''burns'' [[spoiler:on Dory's fins after they shock her]]. This is probably for RuleOfPerception; the dialogue is specific about the stings delivering venom, but we the audience can't actually see that, or tell that the fish are getting stung without sound effects. The anemone in ''WesternAnimation/FindingDory'' similarly has an electric sound effect when touched.

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* Some electrified jellyfishes act as hazard during the ''VideoGame/WiiParty'' minigame ''Pearl Plunder''.


** Nihilego, a non-Water-type jellyfish Ultra Beast, is also able to learn Electric-type moves.

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** Nihilego, a non-Water-type jellyfish Ultra Beast, is also able to learn Electric-type moves.moves, despite not being an Electric-type either.


* Downplayed in ''{{VideoGames/Pokemon}}''. Of the two families based on jellyfish, only the Frillish line can learn an electric attack[[note]]Shock Wave, through tutoring[[/note]], and the [[GoddamnBats very common]] Tentacool line have a more realistic poison typing. Being water types, [[ElementalRockPaperScissors both of them are actually WEAK to electricity]].
** Nihilego, a non-Water-type jellyfish Pokémon, is also able to learn Electric-type moves.
* ''VideoGame/Chantelise'': One of the bosses that can [[ShockAndAwe shoot a line of electricity]] out of its CombatTentacles.

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* Downplayed in ''{{VideoGames/Pokemon}}''.''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}''. Of the two families based on jellyfish, only the Frillish line can learn an electric attack[[note]]Shock Wave, through tutoring[[/note]], and the [[GoddamnBats very common]] Tentacool line have a more realistic poison typing. Being water types, [[ElementalRockPaperScissors both of them are actually WEAK to electricity]].
** Nihilego, a non-Water-type jellyfish Pokémon, Ultra Beast, is also able to learn Electric-type moves.
* ''VideoGame/Chantelise'': ''VideoGame/{{Chantelise}}'': One of the bosses that can [[ShockAndAwe shoot a line of electricity]] out of its CombatTentacles.

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** Nihilego, a non-Water-type jellyfish Pokémon, is also able to learn Electric-type moves.


** VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy brings back the Preying Mantas as well as enormous nondescript jellies that visibly surge with electricity.

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** VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy'' brings back the Preying Mantas as well as enormous nondescript jellies that visibly surge with electricity.

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