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* This was the modus operandi of the American SerialKiller Jeffrey Dahmer, who was also a gay example of the LiteralManeater trope.
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* ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'': In ''How I Spent My Summer Vaction'', Buster and Babs end up on a steamboat where the boss of such as entertainment for the dinner show in exchange for passage. They agree and a do a few bit skits before requesting to turn on the lights to properly see their audience. When they do, they find it full of predators, a few of which they've met along their river journey (the possums and the gator family) before it dons on them that "they're" the dinner

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* ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'': In ''How I Spent My Summer Vaction'', Buster and Babs end up on a steamboat where the boss of such as ask them to be entertainment for the dinner show in exchange for passage. They agree and a do a few bit skits before requesting to turn on the lights to properly see their audience. When they do, they find it full of predators, a few of which they've met along their river journey (the possums and the gator family) before it dons on them that "they're" ''they're'' the dinner


* ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonsAdventure'': In ''How I Spent My Summer Vaction'', Buster and Babs end up on a steamboat where the boss of such as entertainment for the dinner show in exchange for passage. They agree and a do a few bit skits before requesting to turn on the lights to properly see their audience. When they do, they find it full of predators a few of which they've met along their river journey (the possums and the gator family) before it dons on them that "they're" the dinner

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* ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonsAdventure'': ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'': In ''How I Spent My Summer Vaction'', Buster and Babs end up on a steamboat where the boss of such as entertainment for the dinner show in exchange for passage. They agree and a do a few bit skits before requesting to turn on the lights to properly see their audience. When they do, they find it full of predators predators, a few of which they've met along their river journey (the possums and the gator family) before it dons on them that "they're" the dinner

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': In the ''WesternAnimation/TreehouseOfHorror IV'' segment, "Bart Simpsons Dracula'', the family get invited to Mr. Burns manor in Pennsylvania for dinner. However Burns in this one is really a vampire and it becomes obvious he intends to feed on them no sooner then they reach the front door.
--> '''Burn''': ''(Upon the family arriving, over the intercom)'' Welcome, come in. ''(Whispered)'' Ah fresh victims for my ever-growing army of the undead.
--> '''Smithers''': Sir, you have to let go of the button.
--> '''Burns''': [[CurseCutShort Oh, son of a bi...]] ''(The doors to the manor open)''
* ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonsAdventure'': In ''How I Spent My Summer Vaction'', Buster and Babs end up on a steamboat where the boss of such as entertainment for the dinner show in exchange for passage. They agree and a do a few bit skits before requesting to turn on the lights to properly see their audience. When they do, they find it full of predators a few of which they've met along their river journey (the possums and the gator family) before it dons on them that "they're" the dinner

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* ''Webcomic/TheHaresBride'': The hare calls out to the girl that the wedding guests are "hungry", baring his teeth on the last word before barging in to attack. Whether she is intended to be the main course at the wedding is ambiguous, but the implications at least are there.
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* Played completely serious in the back story of Clan Cappadocian. Their Antediluvian invited all the scrubs of the clan to a feast at Kaymakli, pretending to honor them--then locked them all inside. A very few eventually escaped.

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* ''TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade'': Played completely serious in the back story of Clan Cappadocian. Their Antediluvian invited all the scrubs of the clan to a feast at Kaymakli, pretending to honor them--then locked them all inside. A very few eventually escaped.


* From ''Disney/TheLionKing'':

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* From ''Disney/TheLionKing'':''WesternAnimation/TheLionKing1994'':



* Played for horror in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'' when Sora, Donald and Goofy accidentally wind up in the grotto of the [[{{Disney/TheLionKing}} hyenas]], who all attempt to eat them, as the trio are now animals. They nearly succeed with Sora... [[spoiler: only to be interrupted by Scar's roar]].

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* Played for horror in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'' when Sora, Donald and Goofy accidentally wind up in the grotto of the [[{{Disney/TheLionKing}} [[WesternAnimation/TheLionKing1994 hyenas]], who all attempt to eat them, as the trio are now animals. They nearly succeed with Sora... [[spoiler: only to be interrupted by Scar's roar]].


->'''Shenzi''': Don't be silly. We'd ''love'' you to stick around for lunch.
->'''Sora:''' Um? We didn't bring anything to eat.
->'''Banzai:''' That's not gonna be a problem!
->'''Goofy:''' Garwsh, Sora. I think we're the lunch!

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->'''Shenzi''': Don't be silly. We'd ''love'' you to stick around for lunch.
->'''Sora:'''
lunch.\\
'''Sora:'''
Um? We didn't bring anything to eat.
->'''Banzai:'''
eat.\\
'''Banzai:'''
That's not gonna be a problem!
->'''Goofy:'''
problem!\\
'''Goofy:'''
Garwsh, Sora. I think we're the lunch!



-->Cookie: "So, uh, where's the cake?"
-->Girl: *giggles* "We're not having ''cake''." (Kids gather close)
-->Cookie: "[[ThisIsGonnaSuck ...Uh-oh.]]"

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-->Cookie: "So, -->'''Cookie:''' So, uh, where's the cake?"
-->Girl: *giggles* "We're
cake?\\
'''Girl:''' (''giggles'') We're
not having ''cake''." (Kids ''cake''. (''Kids gather close)
-->Cookie: "[[ThisIsGonnaSuck ...
close'')\\
'''Cookie:''' [[ThisIsGonnaSuck ...
Uh-oh.]]"]]



-->Come down and share some Christmas dinner
-->Be sure to bring the missus too
-->We got no turkey for our stuffing
-->Why don't we stuff you!

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-->Come down and share some Christmas dinner
-->Be
dinner\\
Be
sure to bring the missus too
-->We
too\\
We
got no turkey for our stuffing
-->Why
stuffing\\
Why
don't we stuff you!



* In ''VideoGame/CrusaderKingsII'', if a character with the "Cannibal" and "Lunatic" or "Possessed" traits invites your character to their manor for dinner, maaaybe you should politely decline.
* In PSP remake of ''VideoGame/{{Disgaea 2|CursedMemories}}'', Axel is anonymously offered a job to provide entertainment at a "dinner hotel", which he all too eagerly accepts. He remains completely oblivious to the fact that he was meant to be eaten for the entire chapter, despite it being ''clearly stated'' to him on multiple occasions, and gets beaten up by his companions for it.



* In PSP remake of ''VideoGame/{{Disgaea 2|CursedMemories}}'', Axel is anonymously offered a job to provide entertainment at a "dinner hotel", which he all too eagerly accepts. He remains completely oblivious to the fact that he was meant to be eaten for the entire chapter, despite it being ''clearly stated'' to him on multiple occasions, and gets beaten up by his companions for it.


* Played with on an episode of ''Bob’s Burgers''. In the Thanksgiving episode “The Quirk-ducers,” Tina Belcher’s play ''The Quirky Turkey'' is about a group of turkeys who isolate a less desirable, “quirky” turkey and brag about how they were invited to dinner, only to discover that they ''are'' dinner.

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* Played with on an episode of ''Bob’s Burgers''.''WesternAnimation/BobsBurgers''. In the Thanksgiving episode “The Quirk-ducers,” Tina Belcher’s play ''The Quirky Turkey'' is about a group of turkeys who isolate a less desirable, “quirky” turkey and brag about how they were invited to dinner, only to discover that they ''are'' dinner.

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*Played with on an episode of ''Bob’s Burgers''. In the Thanksgiving episode “The Quirk-ducers,” Tina Belcher’s play ''The Quirky Turkey'' is about a group of turkeys who isolate a less desirable, “quirky” turkey and brag about how they were invited to dinner, only to discover that they ''are'' dinner.


* In one ''ComicStrip/{{Herman}}'' panel, a tribal chieftain is cheerily telling a man in an AdventurerOutfit that he and his fellow tribemen were trying to figure out how to spell the adventurer's name. The chieftain has one arm chummily draped over the adventurer's shoulder and a (presumably incomplete) restaurant menu discreetly tucked under the other.



* Played completely serious in the back story of Clan Cappadocian. Their Antediluvian invited all the scrubs of the clan to a feast at Kaymakli, pretending to honor them--then locked themall inside. A very few eventually escaped.

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* Played completely serious in the back story of Clan Cappadocian. Their Antediluvian invited all the scrubs of the clan to a feast at Kaymakli, pretending to honor them--then locked themall them all inside. A very few eventually escaped.

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* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Wishfart}}'' has Puffin wish from Dez to be invited as a special guest to a dinner party. Said dinner party ends up being one held by the King of the Underworld, with Puffin being ''the main course''.


->'''[[{{KillerRabbit}} Sora]]:''' Um? We didn't bring anything to eat.

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->'''[[{{KillerRabbit}} Sora]]:''' ->'''Sora:''' Um? We didn't bring anything to eat.



->'''Goofy:''' [[{{VerbalTic}} Garwsh]], Sora. I think ''[[OhCrap we're]]'' [[OhCrap the lunch]]!

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->'''Goofy:''' [[{{VerbalTic}} Garwsh]], Garwsh, Sora. I think ''[[OhCrap we're]]'' [[OhCrap we're the lunch]]!lunch!


-->Cookie: "So, where's the cake?"
-->Girl: *giggles* "We're not ''having'' cake."
-->Cookie: "[[ThisIsGonnaSuck ...Oh.]]"

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-->Cookie: "So, uh, where's the cake?"
-->Girl: *giggles* "We're not ''having'' cake."
having ''cake''." (Kids gather close)
-->Cookie: "[[ThisIsGonnaSuck ...Oh.Uh-oh.]]"


Tends to occur in LetsMeetTheMeat[=/=]CarnivoreConfusion situations, or else with monsters doing this to humans. Also known to overlap with BlackComedyCannibalism and/or StewedAlive. Compare with InnOfNoReturn and ToServeMan. An inverted form is the VampireInvitation, in which case the unwitting prey invites the predator instead of the other way around.

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Tends to occur in LetsMeetTheMeat[=/=]CarnivoreConfusion situations, or else with monsters doing this to humans. Also known to overlap with BlackComedyCannibalism and/or StewedAlive. Compare with InnOfNoReturn and ToServeMan. An inverted form is the VampireInvitation, Inverted examples, in which case the unwitting prey invites the predator instead of the other way around.
around, can occur with vampires who MustBeInvited.

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