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Cannibalism is considered one of the greatest taboos, so, naturally, it's become a trope. One idea which stands out is that human flesh is superficially similar to swine flesh, hence the nickname "long pig" and the phrase "eating the long pork". [[note]]It's also sometimes called "the other white meat", but it is in fact red, as all mammalian meat is.[[/note]] [[http://blog.wired.com/tableofmalcontents/2006/11/robot_identifie.html A robot designed to taste wine corroborates this idea]]. Thus, it should be delicious, which is reflected both in Franchise/HannibalLecter's [[WickedCultured gourmet tastes]], and in the idea in ''Theatre/SweeneyTodd'' that pies with this ingredient would sell like hot cakes. Or hot pies.

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Cannibalism is considered one of the greatest taboos, so, naturally, it's become a trope. One idea which stands out is that human flesh is superficially similar to swine flesh, hence the nickname "long pig" and the phrase "eating the long pork". [[note]]It's also sometimes called "the other white meat", but it is is, in fact fact, red, as all mammalian meat is.[[/note]] [[http://blog.wired.com/tableofmalcontents/2006/11/robot_identifie.html A robot designed to taste wine corroborates this idea]]. Thus, it should be delicious, which is reflected both in Franchise/HannibalLecter's [[WickedCultured gourmet tastes]], and in the idea in ''Theatre/SweeneyTodd'' that pies with this ingredient would sell like hot cakes.hotcakes. Or hot pies.



A subtrope of IAteWhat and HumanResources. Can also involve CarnivoreConfusion without furries (or maybe with furries - see the paragraph on SpeculativeFiction above.) See ToServeMan for when AliensAndMonsters find us tasty. PickyPeopleEater and BrainFood is for those not interested in mere muscles. See also LetsMeetTheMeat. Compare NoPartyLikeADonnerParty, in which persons are forced into cannibalism due to starvation, or TheSecretOfLongPorkPies, for when someone is unknowingly tricked into it. And when you get down to the bitter dregs, there's AutoCannibalism. Also see FatteningTheVictim, where people are fattened before being eaten.

Note that this trope applies to non-humans who are sentient or otherwise capable of independent thought or communication even if they only eat their own kind. Likewise this trope is ''not'' about anyone eating humans. It's about ''cannibalism''.

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A subtrope of IAteWhat and HumanResources. Can also involve CarnivoreConfusion without furries (or maybe with furries - see the paragraph on SpeculativeFiction above.) See ToServeMan for when AliensAndMonsters find us tasty. PickyPeopleEater and BrainFood is for those not interested in mere muscles. See also LetsMeetTheMeat. Compare NoPartyLikeADonnerParty, in which persons are forced into cannibalism due to starvation, or TheSecretOfLongPorkPies, for when someone is unknowingly tricked into it. And when you get down to the bitter dregs, there's AutoCannibalism.{{Autocannibalism}}. Also see FatteningTheVictim, where people are fattened before being eaten.

Note that this trope applies to non-humans who are sentient or otherwise capable of independent thought or communication even if they only eat their own kind. Likewise Likewise, this trope is ''not'' about anyone eating humans. It's about ''cannibalism''.


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* FatteningTheVictim: ForceFeeding someone or something until they've gotten plump enough to be cooked and eaten.

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* FatteningTheVictim: ForceFeeding {{Force feeding}} someone or something until they've gotten plump enough to be cooked and eaten.

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* FatteningTheVictim: ForceFeeding someone or something until they've gotten plump enough to be cooked and eaten.


** {{Ouroboros}}: A symbol of a serpent eating itself.



* BrainFood: Eating brains. This is often a [[OurZombiesAreDifferent walking corpse]]'s favorite body part.



** CannibalTribe: A group of people who eat other people.
*** CapturedByCannibals: When [[HollywoodNatives primitive tribesmen]] kidnap foreigners, they are in danger of being eaten by them.
* CannibalLarder: Where a cannibal keeps their "leftovers".



** YouAreWhoYouEat: Some can even [[VoluntaryShapeshifting take on the appearance]] of whoever they ate.

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** YouAreWhoYouEat: Some can even [[VoluntaryShapeshifting take on the appearance]] * CannibalLarder: Where a cannibal keeps their "leftovers".
* CannibalTribe: A group
of whoever people who eat other people.
* CapturedByCannibals: When [[HollywoodNatives primitive tribesmen]] kidnap foreigners,
they ate.are in danger of being eaten by them.



** EatsBabies: They have a specific preference for infants.



** LiteralManeater: A [[FemmeFatale female]] [[TheVamp monster]] who seduces unwitting human men before eating them.



** StewedAlive: A character gets put into a cooking soup while still alive.



** LetsMeetTheMeat: When livestock animals actually ''demand'' to have their own kind eaten by people.

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** LetsMeetTheMeat: When livestock animals actually ''demand'' to * EatsBabies: They have their own kind eaten by people.a specific preference for infants.



** KillThePoor: If one decides to take Creator/JonathanSwift's ''Literature/AModestProposal'' way too literally.

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** KillThePoor: If one decides * FamilialCannibalismSurprise: Tricking people into eating their own family members.
* FedToPigs: Feeding a ([[DisposingOfABody usually dead]]) human body
to take Creator/JonathanSwift's ''Literature/AModestProposal'' way too literally.domestic pigs.
* FedToTheBeast: Serving up your enemies as a feast for a hungry animal or monster.



** MonstrousCannibalism: When monstrous creatures eat their own kind.
*** NoZombieCannibals: [[InvertedTrope Alternatively]], predatory monsters (usually) have no desire to eat each other, [[ToServeMan only preying upon humans]].

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** MonstrousCannibalism: * FoodEatsYou: When monstrous creatures eat their own kind.
*** NoZombieCannibals: [[InvertedTrope Alternatively]], predatory monsters (usually) have no desire
{{anthropomorphic food}} decide to [[RussianReversal turn the tables]] on humans ''by trying to eat each other, [[ToServeMan only preying upon humans]].them''.



** VampiricDraining: [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Certain kinds of monsters]] prefer to consume {{blood|y Tropes}} instead of flesh.
*** LifeDrinker: When the predator drains {{life energy}} from the prey.
*** VoluntaryVampireVictim: Someone willingly acts as a living food source to regularly satisfy a monster's appetite.
** {{Wendigo}}: [[Myth/NativeAmericanMythology According to Algonquin legends]], eating human flesh will cause you to turn into a man-eating monster.



* InvitedAsDinner: A character is invited to dinner, and they end up ''being'' dinner.
* KillThePoor: If one decides to take Creator/JonathanSwift's ''Literature/AModestProposal'' way too literally.
* LetsMeetTheMeat: When livestock animals actually ''demand'' to have their own kind eaten by people.
* LifeDrinker: When the predator drains {{life energy}} from the prey.
* LiteralManeater: A [[FemmeFatale female]] [[TheVamp monster]] who seduces unwitting human men before eating them.
* MonstrousCannibalism: When monstrous creatures eat their own kind.



* NoZombieCannibals: [[InvertedTrope Alternatively]], predatory monsters (usually) have no desire to eat each other, [[ToServeMan only preying upon humans]].
* {{Ouroboros}}: A symbol of a serpent eating itself.



** BrainFood: Eating brains. This is often a [[OurZombiesAreDifferent walking corpse]]'s favorite body part.
*** YourBrainWontBeMuchOfAMeal: Zombies want to eat someone's brain, but it's unfit for them as that person is [[TheDitz too stupid]].



** FamilialCannibalismSurprise: Tricking people into eating their own family members.
** InvitedAsDinner: A character is invited to dinner, and they end up ''being'' dinner.

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** FamilialCannibalismSurprise: Tricking people into eating their own family members.
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* StewedAlive: A character is invited to dinner, and they end up ''being'' dinner.gets put into a cooking soup while still alive.



** FedToTheBeast: Serving up your enemies as a feast for a hungry animal or monster.
*** FedToPigs: Feeding a ([[DisposingOfABody usually dead]]) human body to domestic pigs.
** FoodEatsYou: When {{anthropomorphic food}} decide to [[RussianReversal turn the tables]] on humans ''by trying to eat them''.

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** FedToTheBeast: Serving up your enemies * VampiricDraining: [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Certain kinds of monsters]] prefer to consume {{blood|y Tropes}} instead of flesh.
* VoluntaryVampireVictim: Someone willingly acts
as a feast for living food source to regularly satisfy a hungry animal or monster's appetite.
* {{Wendigo}}: [[Myth/NativeAmericanMythology According to Algonquin legends]], eating human flesh will cause you to turn into a man-eating
monster.
*** FedToPigs: Feeding a ([[DisposingOfABody usually dead]]) human body to domestic pigs.
** FoodEatsYou: When {{anthropomorphic food}} decide to [[RussianReversal turn
* YouAreWhoYouEat: Some can even [[VoluntaryShapeshifting take on the tables]] on humans ''by trying appearance]] of whoever they ate.
* YourBrainWontBeMuchOfAMeal: Zombies want
to eat them''.someone's brain, but it's unfit for them as that person is [[TheDitz too stupid]].


A mostly DiscreditedTrope (see ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanDeadMansChest'' for an exception) is a variation that portrays members of non-European societies as cannibalistic, often attempting to [[CapturedByCannibals cook visiting Europeans in a pot]] (see CannibalFilm for the {{Exploitation|Film}} subgenre based on this).

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A mostly DiscreditedTrope (see ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanDeadMansChest'' for an exception) is a variation that portrays members of non-European societies as cannibalistic, often attempting to [[CapturedByCannibals cook visiting Europeans in a pot]] (see pot]]. See CannibalFilm for the {{Exploitation|Film}} subgenre based on this).
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TruthInTelevision (including Nature red in tooth and claw - according to the Other Wiki, more than 1500 species are known eater of their own), and often so disturbing we ask '''Administrivia/NoRealLifeExamplesPlease''' [[noreallife]]

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TruthInTelevision, and often so disturbing we ask '''Administrivia/NoRealLifeExamplesPlease''' [[noreallife]]

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TruthInTelevision, TruthInTelevision (including Nature red in tooth and claw - according to the Other Wiki, more than 1500 species are known eater of their own), and often so disturbing we ask '''Administrivia/NoRealLifeExamplesPlease''' [[noreallife]]


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** MonstrousCannibalism: When monstrous creatures eat their own kind.
*** NoZombieCannibals: [[InvertedTrope Alternatively]], predatory monsters (usually) have no desire to eat each other, [[ToServeMan only preying upon humans]].



* MonstrousCannibalism: When monstrous creatures eat their own kind.
** NoZombieCannibals: [[InvertedTrope Alternatively]], predatory monsters (usually) have no desire to eat each other, [[ToServeMan only preying upon humans]].


** MonstrousCannibalism: When monstrous creatures eat their own kind.
*** NoZombieCannibals: [[InvertedTrope Alternatively]], predatory monsters (usually) have no desire to eat each other, [[ToServeMan only preying upon humans]].

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** * GodEating: When a mortal or god eats a divine being.
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MonstrousCannibalism: When monstrous creatures eat their own kind.
*** ** NoZombieCannibals: [[InvertedTrope Alternatively]], predatory monsters (usually) have no desire to eat each other, [[ToServeMan only preying upon humans]].


** RoastedAlive: A character get put into an oven while still alive.

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