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* ''Literature/{{Gone}}'': in the second book, the aptly named ''Hunger'', the Gaiaphage tries to sabotage the local nuclear power plant so it can eat the fuel, fulfilling its HorrorHunger and giving it the strength to form a body.


* Grey Mann from the TeamFortress2 comics is kept alive by a life extension machine on his back, which requires a steady supply of [[{{Unobtainium}} Australium]] to keep working.
* Styx from StyxMasterOfShadows consumes amber, the substance used in his universe to power machinery and also as a dangerous drug, to fuel his magical abilities and is already addicted to it at the start of the game.

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* Grey Mann from the TeamFortress2 ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' comics is kept alive by a life extension machine on his back, which requires a steady supply of [[{{Unobtainium}} Australium]] to keep working.
* Styx from StyxMasterOfShadows ''VideoGame/StyxMasterOfShadows'' consumes amber, the substance used in his universe to power machinery and also as a dangerous drug, to fuel his magical abilities and is already addicted to it at the start of the game.

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* In ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'', there are interdimensional whale-like creatures who [[http://www.egscomics.com/comic/2013-01-23 feed on magic]].

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* ''FanFic/TheDragonKingsTemple'': Both the Goa'uld and the Asyuntians have incorporated naquadah into their biology, and require a regular supply of the stuff to live. One of the main plot threads is SG-1's efforts to devise a source of bioavailable naquadah for their two Asyuntian guests, and SG-1 speculates that this same necessity is the reason behind the Goa'uld habit of eating their own larvae.
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* In one of the interludes for ''Literature/WordsOfRadiance'', second book of ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'', we encounter the larkin, creatures that seem able to suck the titular light out of a person's body.

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* In one of the interludes for ''Literature/WordsOfRadiance'', second book of ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'', we encounter the larkin, creatures that seem able to suck the titular light out of a person's body. in Literature/{{Oathbringer}}, we see that they can also drain gemstones, and drain the EvilCounterpart, Voidlight.


* Grey Mann from the TeamFortress2 comics is kept alive by a life extension machine on his back, which requires a steady supply of [[Unobtainium Australium]] to keep working.

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* Grey Mann from the TeamFortress2 comics is kept alive by a life extension machine on his back, which requires a steady supply of [[Unobtainium [[{{Unobtainium}} Australium]] to keep working.working.
* Styx from StyxMasterOfShadows consumes amber, the substance used in his universe to power machinery and also as a dangerous drug, to fuel his magical abilities and is already addicted to it at the start of the game.
-->'''Styx''': Amber. I need it now. My head is gonna explode!

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* Arabus, the villain in the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyAndFriends'' "Bright Lights" story, gets power from eating ponies' shadows, which depletes the ponies of their energy and strength.
* Lord Tirek in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' [[ManaDrain consumes magic]] from all magical beings in Equestria, including the strength of Earth ponies and Discord's chaos-based magic.

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* ''Anime/KemonoFriends'': [[BigBad The Ceruleans]] grow larger by absorbing Sandstar present in the environment and in the bodies of the Friends, making the Ceruleans very dangerous to them: if a Friend is deprived of Sandstar, she turns back to the animal she was before, the other Friends treat this as DeathOfPersonality. [[spoiler:Except Kaban, as she was originally a human before.]]


* The energon in all incarnations of ''{{Transformers}}''. It powers their weapons and ships and is also their currency and food. This means Transformers ''eat'' money and starship fuel. And in every series except for G1 and RiD, it's a natural resource that the ForeverWar has made quite scarce, and making substitutes either is impossible or what you get comes with ''nasty'' side effects. DrugsAreBad, [[SouthPark mmmkay]]? In ''those'' series, though, it was possible to create energon from other energy sources. For ''them'' that makes it easy: oil, gas, etc. is a handy source of food and fuel. It makes them Phlebotinum Munchers to ''us'' instead. Many a G1 episode and comic revolves around raids on everything from oil wells to hydroelectric dams to ''concerts'' (the music is somehow made into energon, causing it to sound just horrible to the listeners.) for energon.

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* The energon in all incarnations of ''{{Transformers}}''. It powers their weapons and ships and is also their currency and food. This means Transformers ''eat'' money and starship fuel. And in every series except for G1 and RiD, it's a natural resource that the ForeverWar has made quite scarce, and making substitutes either is impossible or what you get comes with ''nasty'' side effects. DrugsAreBad, [[SouthPark [[WesternAnimation/SouthPark mmmkay]]? In ''those'' series, though, it was possible to create energon from other energy sources. For ''them'' that makes it easy: oil, gas, etc. is a handy source of food and fuel. It makes them Phlebotinum Munchers to ''us'' instead. Many a G1 episode and comic revolves around raids on everything from oil wells to hydroelectric dams to ''concerts'' (the music is somehow made into energon, causing it to sound just horrible to the listeners.) for energon.

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* Grey Mann from the TeamFortress2 comics is kept alive by a life extension machine on his back, which requires a steady supply of [[Unobtainium Australium]] to keep working.


* Rock/Ice/Lava Monsters in ''Franchise/RockRaiders'' eat energy crystals, and will destroy your buildings to get at them. If destroyed the crystals they have eaten can be recovered. Slimy slugs are similar, except they suck the energy out of them instead.

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* Rock/Ice/Lava Monsters in ''Franchise/RockRaiders'' ''VideoGame/RockRaiders'' eat energy crystals, and will destroy your buildings to get at them. If destroyed the crystals they have eaten can be recovered. Slimy slugs are similar, except they suck the energy out of them instead.


* The [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=1280 atog]] from ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' eats magical artifacts, and its various relatives eat other magic-related things: the [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=4862 auratog]] eats enchantments, the [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=3635 chronatog]] eats time (you can give it a big stat boost by skipping your next turn), and the [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=31834 atogatog]] eats [[ImAHumanitarian other atogs]].

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* The [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=1280 [[http://magiccards.info/mi/en/86.html atog]] from ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' eats magical artifacts, and its various relatives eat other magic-related things: the [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=4862 [[http://magiccards.info/tsts/en/2.html auratog]] eats enchantments, the [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=3635 [[http://magiccards.info/vi/en/28.html chronatog]] eats time (you can give it a big stat boost by skipping your next turn), and the [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=31834 [[http://magiccards.info/od/en/286.html atogatog]] eats [[ImAHumanitarian other atogs]].


** ''Magic'' also had a reference to "The Magic Goes Away" in the form of [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=3803 Nevinyrral's Disk]]--they were more willing to pull SdrawkcabName tricks in the earlier days of the game.

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** ''Magic'' also had a reference to "The Magic Goes Away" in the form of [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=3803 [[http://magiccards.info/c16/en/265.html Nevinyrral's Disk]]--they were more willing to pull SdrawkcabName tricks in the earlier days of the game.


* The Worm/Metroid Prime/Dark Samus from ''MetroidPrime'' (and other [[GreenRocks Phazon]] [[PsychoSerum enhanced]] [[TheVirus creatures]]) needs Phazon to live.

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* The Worm/Metroid Prime/Dark Samus from ''MetroidPrime'' ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime'' (and other [[GreenRocks Phazon]] [[PsychoSerum enhanced]] [[TheVirus creatures]]) needs Phazon to live.



* ''WorldOfWarcraft'' has mana wyrms and arcane elementals that feed on {{mana}}, often appearring in locations with large amounts of loose mana.

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* ''WorldOfWarcraft'' ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' has mana wyrms and arcane elementals that feed on {{mana}}, often appearring in locations with large amounts of loose mana.



* The Zerg in ''StarCraft'' use minerals and vespene gas as resources by metabolizing them.

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* The Zerg in ''StarCraft'' ''VideoGame/StarCraft'' use minerals and vespene gas as resources by metabolizing them.


* The Elders in ''{{lonelygirl15}}'' need to receive trait positive blood transfusions on a semi-regular basis to survive.

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* The Elders in ''{{lonelygirl15}}'' ''WebVideo/Lonelygirl15'' need to receive trait positive blood transfusions on a semi-regular basis to survive.

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