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  • Endless Space has an entire civilization of these called the Cravers. They are capable of digesting any form of plant or animal matter. Oh yeah, they also consumed their entire home world and are now doing the same thing to other planets.
  • Final Fantasy XIV has this in Shadowbringers during Vauthry's Villainous Breakdown as he's in the middle of eating meol which turns out to be ground up sin eaters, finishing his food, including the fork, before getting away.
  • League of Legends has Cho'gath, whose level 6 ability allows him to basically eat(or attempt to eat) anything with a health barnote , growing in size and gaining bonus HP if he is successful. His passive, "Carnivore", has him restore health and mana whenever he scores a killing blow on something, implying he eats at least a part of everything he kills.
    • Also Kog'maw, the "Mouth of the Abyss" whose entire skillset, including his auto-attacks, involves spitting digestive fluids at his enemies. The only reason he's even in the League is because he was told it had the finest food Runeterra had to offer. Ironically, he's never actually seen eating anything.
      Kog'maw's Background: The enchanting colors and aromas of Runeterra intoxicated Kog'Maw, and he explored the fruits of the strange world the only way he knew how: by devouring them. At first he sampled only the wild flora and fauna he happened across. As he traversed the parched Tempest Flats, however, he came upon a tribe of nomads. Seemingly unhampered by conventional rules of physics, Kog'Maw consumed every nomad and any obstacles they put in his way, amounting to many times his own mass and volume.
    • Seems to come with the territory for those who actually hail from the Void. Kha'Zix's goal in life is to consume the most dangerous creatures in the land (Rengar being on the top of the list) to become the perfect predator. Much like Kog'maw his abilities don't reflect the "consume" part of this, instead focusing on his ability to adapt and evolve.
  • Mass Effect: The krogan come from a Death World where until the invention of gunpowder the #1 cause of death was still "eaten by predators." (Afterward it was "shot to death by another krogan".) Their versions of dogs, varren, are just as nasty. Opportunistic omnivores, they are both scavengers and pack hunters, but they prefer live meat. They are so nasty that feral varren have caused mass extinctions on almost every world they've been introduced to. It doesn't help that they apparently breed like rabbits, can survive in almost any environment, or that they're so aggressive that the Alliance recommends using a squad of heavily armed Space Marines to hunt them.
  • Naked Snake/Big Boss from Metal Gear Solid 3, whose conversations with his medical contact mostly revolved around how tasty the latest animal he'd captured or killed was. Among the items on his menu were various poisonous snakes, ("Cannibal.") mushrooms, crocodiles, frogs, tropical birds, rodents, and ramen noodles.
  • Minecraft has a wide array of food to choose from. It also has Rotten Flesh, which comes from zombies. It has a 20% chance of inflicting Food Poisoning to consumers.
  • Monster Hunter Tri has Deviljho, a dangerous endgame-level monster only encountered in the online mode. It's an Extreme Omnivore not in the "eats cars and lightbulbs" sense so much as apparently having no standards for what kind of meat it'll eat. On top of being a voracious predator that hunts nonstop due to its extremely high metabolism (to the point of driving other species to extinction, according to the game's description), it's also been observed in actual gameplay to munch on slain or captured members of its own species as well as its own severed tail.
  • In Persona 4, the main character Yu Narukami can check the refrigerator on certain days and eat things that he finds within to increase his courage. These include such delicacies as expired milk, white miso (which used to be red), and his cousin's science experiment, which is a pot of grass. This has become a bit of a joke in the Persona 4 fandom.
  • From Sword of the Stars II, the Suul'ka known as the Cannibal eats everything, including planets, purely because he likes the taste. Other Suul'ka are exempt, though younger Liir are on the menu.
    You're right, it does look delicious.
  • Flynn Scifo in Tales of Vesperia will eat nearly anything, resulting in him becoming a Cordon Bleugh Chef. Making things worse, his reaction to people disliking his cooking is to come up with even worse combinations to "improve" the flavor.
  • Pit from Kid Icarus: Uprising is said to be this. He himself even mentions eating ice cream off the floor!
  • Snorlax from Pokémon will even eat moldy food.
  • In Street Fighter IV, nobody can resist El Fuerte's cooking. Until Ultra, where Genki Girl Elena chomps it down without any trouble.
  • Starbound: Florans love to hunt, kill, and feed, in roughly that order; if they're hungry enough (or bored enough), they'll try to eat each other. Even obviously toxic things are fair game. The only real exception are the Glitch, and only because the attempt revealed that no, you really can't eat robots even if you try. (Lately they've been learning about ethics and are coming to terms with the idea that eating other sentients might be wrong for other reasons than digestibility.)
  • BlazBlue's Mai Natsume plays with this a bit; her "supertaste" ability allows her to enjoy Noel Vermillion's cooking (which normally ranges from "immensely bad" to "unsafe for human consumption"), but as a side effect she finds normal food unpalatable. Hilariously, in BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle this also extends to the infamous "Mystery Food X" from Persona 4, as she is the only character in the entire game who heals and gains meter from consuming it, whereas it does the opposite for anyone else.
    • The series' Big Bad Yuuki Terumi is presented as this Noel's gag ending in BlazBlue: Continuum Shift when everyone goes eat together. Noel's terrible cooking knocks out everyone except for Terumi, who absolutely loves the food.
  • In Destiny 2 during the post-apocalypse Dark Ages, the Drifter repeatedly starved to death, and was subsequently resurrected by his Ghost, a robotic Soul Jar. This has resulted in him being not at all picky as to what or whom he eats when it comes to aliens - he drinks the toxic biological "milk" that powers time-traveling Vex robots, and mentions that the chitinous Hive are good eating. The only thing he hesitates on are the zombie-like alien Scorn, but promises that one day he'll summon the courage to eat one.

    Type Two 

  • Nintendo really likes this trope. Never before has borderline cannibalism been raised to such an art form of self-defense.
    • Super Mario Bros. Series
      • Yoshi, first appearing in Super Mario World, can eat almost anything that moves with his long sticky tongue. Adding to the fun, in later games, things he eats get crapped out as eggs (apparently empty ones). Yoshi's stomach has gradually grown less sensitive in each game he has starred in. In Yoshi's Story, the newborn Yoshis (except for the hidden black and white ones) would prefer specific foods over others, even take damage from eating things they didn't like, like black Shy Guys or hot peppers. In Yoshi's Island, his tongue would bounce off of spiny, large, or tough enemies. In Super Mario World, he could eat pretty much anything.
      • In the Super Mario World cartoon, Yoshi eats a variety of things. Among his meals are blocks, fireballs, wood, stone, a Chargin' Chuck (which he can't eat in the actual game), many Piranha Plants, an entire harvest of cave crops, King Koopa, Hip and Hop. He even ate Mario once.
        Mario: Now I know how a meatball feels!
        Baby Yoshi: (After spitting Mario out) Ueagh, Yoshi no like meatballs!
      • Princess Peach acquired a parasol with this trait for the game Super Princess Peach.
      • In Wario World, Wario can collect coins and other small valuables by inhaling them.
      • In Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, the three dragons, while intending to eat anyone they see, also eat the treasure you get for defeating them. Before Mario fights each of them, Hooktail ate the Diamond Star (which Koopley found inside her), Gloomtail ate a treasure chest containing the Star Key (coughed it up after he was defeated), and Bonetail ate a chest containing a badge (also coughed it up once defeated) and he's not even alive.
    • The Legend of Zelda series
      • Dimitri in The Legend of Zelda: Oracle Games will eat any enemies Link comes across while being ridden. Funnily enough, in both games he is nearly eaten before Link intereferes, in Seasons by some Moblins and in Ages by some Tokay. The Tokay themselves gladly ask for some Ember Seeds to eat in place of Dimitri, though they don't actually end up liking them so much.
      • In The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Link can cook just about anything that you can throw in a pot, which includes rocks, insects, screws, and monster eyeballs. Doing so will usually produce Dubious Food, a meal too disgusting to even show on television... but not too disgusting for Link to eat, apparently. He even still gains health benefits from it. In the Champion's Ballad DLC of the same game, Daruk's journal tells about one time Link tried a Rock Roast, which is exactly what it sounds like: a semi-molten rock in the shape of meat that's exclusively meant for Goron consumption. And not only did Link survive (obviously), apparently he liked it!
    • Kirby series
      • Kirby has been eating his enemies more than Yoshi has, including ones that are many times his size. The Supernova ability in Kirby: Triple Deluxe allows him to eat even larger things, including entire trees. The anime series portrays him as having some sort of pocket dimension inside of his stomach.
      • King Dedede has been doing it just as much, even being able to consume Kirby before Kirby could respond in kind.
    • Pokémon
      • Larvitar only eat rocks and soil. Once one reaches a certain age it will eat an entire mountain before evolving into the nearly immobile Pupitar.
      • Gulpin and Swalot are disembodied stomachs (Gulpin is explicitly noted to find tire rubber tasty).
      • Deino tries to take a bite out of everything it bumps into, since it doesn't have eyes, its final form Hydreigon, which does have eyes, is said to kill and eat everything it sees.
      • Guzzlord is effectively just an enormous mouth who will eat anything and convert it to pure energy. Prior to the player catching it and learning its name, it's simply referred to as "Glutton".
    • Pikmin
      • The Pikmin series gives us Louie. Not only does this guy make recipes for every single enemy in game, he's also implied to have ate several of them to test out the possible varying side effects that range from Mushroom Samba to outright death, and somehow managed to survive them regardless. Ontop of that, one of said creatures he's implied to have eatten was a creature made entirely out of rock, and he himself admits that it was inedible! (Yet, regardless, he states in his notes that it Taste Like Chicken.)
      • The Pikmin's Onions may also be an example, they consume pellets and the remains of defeated enemies (including things like pearls) that the Pikmin bring back to make more Pikmin. Kind of like a real-life ant queens.
    • Super Smash Bros..
      • Wario can eat almost anything in Super Smash Bros. Brawl with his Chomp move ("Living" items like Poke Balls and Mr. Saturn being the exceptions), making him similar to better known omnivores Kirby and King Dedede, who likewise can swallow items with their Inhale neutral special. This includes his motorcycle.
      • In a reference to Metal Gear Solid 3, Snake, in his Codec Taunt in Super Smash Bros. Brawl turns the tables on Yoshi and wonders what it'd taste like.
      • In Smash Bros for the 3DS/Wii U, Wario's been upgraded, as he can now eat virtually any projectile on top of regaining health and building gas for the Wario Waft when eating items (The numerous pieces of a destroyed Wario Bike being prime targets). Kirby only possesses the healing property and Dedede the projectile-eating property, making Wario the superior one out of the game's omnivores, strangely enough.
  • Quina Quen, the Qu that joins the party in Final Fantasy IX, has the "Cook" Trance Skill which allows it to eat any sufficiently-weakened enemy in order to learn its special skills.
    • And "Cook" is just an upgraded version of "Eat" her(?) normal skill that does the same thing.
  • Knights of the Old Republic has the cannok, kill them to retrieve the stuff they ate. Their flexible eyestalks are good sushi too, so the main character counts also.
  • Skeiths and Grarrls, two species of virtual pets in the online game Neopets, can eat any inventory item, not just those designated as food, although Skeiths are allergic to cheese and will become sick if they are fed any.
  • Izen from Gadget Trial, being a bio-engineered Robot Girl, eats just about anything she can get her hands on. She does have a fondness for dynamite, which, according to her, tastes like bean jelly.
  • NetHack already allows the player to eat many types of food, but Slash'EM Extended takes that Up to Eleven with the Activistor role. They can eat meat, vegetables, corpses, rock, glass, bone, iron and several kinds of other metals. Plastic is still inedible for them though.
    • Even vanilla Nethack has the option by polymorphing into a suitable omnivore, such as a Xorn or a rust monster. There's actually an incentive to do this, as eating certain magic items (mainly rings) have a chance of permanently adding its ability to you.
  • Final Fantasy VIII's Guardian Force, Eden, allows the Junctioned character to equip the "Devour" ability. If used successfully, the character will rush the enemy... and the scene will change to a peaceful, pastoral landscape while horrible chomping noises are heard in the background.
  • In Jeanne d'Arc, the Team Pet Cuisses can eat almost any combination of two Skill Stones and spit out a new Stone. Most high-level Skill Stones can only be acquired through this method.
    • Toady from Rogue Galaxy, who Cuisses is an Expy of, can do the same thing with equipment.
  • Pac-Man. He eats all sorts of fruit yes, but he eats floating dots (and the occasional big floating dot). And blue ghosts. How would you like to eat a ghost? That can't be healthy. Then there's the keys and spaceships.
  • Drong, from Puzzle Quest. He even eats a Physical God.
  • Maw, from The Maw, eats a huge variety of creatures, the rocks one of those types of creatures hide under (once he's large enough), an entire planet, and the game's camera. Pretty much the only thing he won't eat are these little one-eyed blobby things.
  • Darkstalkers gives us Soul Bees. They instinctively attack and devour any moving object that is not another Soul Bee and rarely suffer from indigestion or food poisoning.
  • Yuyuko Saigyouji of the Touhou series, according to fanon and Memetic Mutation, will eat anything. And anyone. Poor Mystia...
  • The Green Tentacle from Maniac Mansion will eat good food, food gone bad, or anything that just looks like food - in fact, his favorite dish is plastic shaped like food.
  • Your BOY in Noby Noby Boy can eat anything and anyone. However, he doesn't really digest them, as they come back out in one piece when they're, um, "evacuated".
  • The Elder Scrolls series has a complex Potion-Brewing Mechanic which treats Alchemy as a magically classed skill. Potential ingredients range from standard food items to less palatable animal parts, poisonous mushrooms, raw hearts, human flesh, ashes of burned vampires, ground up bones, soap, pearls, precious gemstones (including diamonds), pieces of metal, raw ore, rocks, and more. One of the primary means of identifying the magical properties of these ingredients is to eat them, which is particularly jarring when you're talking about the player character chowing down on ten pounds of metal or rock at once. Eating the raw ingredients exposes you to a weakened version of its magical effects. There is no downside to consuming these ingredients, save for whatever minor, temporary magical effects they may expose you to.
  • Dog in the Fallout: New Vegas add-on, Dead Money. He accidentally swallowed the explosive collar his master, Elijah, gave him in order to keep him loyal. He will also eat the remains of Ghost People you kill, a useful way to make sure they stay dead.
    • The player can eat, with the right perks, giant insects, mammals, people, boiled toxic cloud, most plant life, super mutants, 200 year old Indestructible Edibles, Ghouls (radioactive "zombies"), glowing mushrooms, and mutant animal guts.
  • Pep in the Putt-Putt series, especially in Putt-Putt and Pep's Dog on a Stick, where he had more bones than any dog could dream of.
  • Kingseeker Frampt in Dark Souls serves as your Vendor Trash disposal by eating the equipment and giving you souls in return. He particularly enjoys Dung Pies, which he "buys" at retail price from you, making it an effective way to store some extra souls. He can also break Titanite into smaller pieces for you by chewing it up.
  • Raving Rabbids: a couple of minigames in the first one feature Rayman serving up food to a rabbid by drawing it. Foodstuffs produced in this manner range from the relatively normal (bananas, fish, sausages), to the odd (cans of spam...the can is eaten too) to the absurd (baseballs and cinderblocks.) These are all devoured with every indication of satisfaction.
  • The skags in Borderlands will eat just about anything, and puke up anything they can't digest (money, ammo, and even the occasional gun) into the "skag piles" you find near their lairs.
    • In Borderlands 2, Scooter claims that Crazy Earl once ate one of his runners.
      Scooter: Careful though, Earl's crazy — he ate one of my cars once. Yeahhhh. The whole car. Just... like, with a fork.
    • Gunzerker player character Salvador has commented on the tastes of paint thinner and machine grease. The former is something he likes mixed into his booze to give it an extra kick, while the latter is something he enjoys on sandwiches.
  • Dungeons of Dredmor: The Vampirism skill tree ability "Drinker of the Dead" allows you to eat the corpses of your fallen enemies, whether they be an Animal, Plant, Demon, name it.
    • The Tourism tree has a skill that lets you eat your items, too, with a chance of getting food poisoning which wears off after a few turns.
  • The monsters in Ether Saga Odyssey eat a wide variety of food, including objects that don't appear to be inedible, such as Oil Pies, enhancement goods, weapons, armor, the list goes on.
  • In Team Fortress 2, the Heavy has an item called the Sandvich that he can eat to regain health, but he also has a metal version of it called the Robo-Sandvich that he can somehow eat without seriously injuring himself. He can also eat the Festive Sandvich without choking on the gift wrap, lights and ribbons.
  • The surgeonfish summons in the Breaking Out game Bricks Of Atlantis help the player by eating the otherwise unbreakable marble blocks.
  • The Hungry Pumkin in Pumkin Land, who will happily chow down on bowls of rice, glasses of water and entire salt shakers (including the bowls, glasses and shakers themselves.)
  • Space Quest VI has a Womb Level inside the body of Roger's latest crush, Stellar. Many of the items needed to solve the puzzles are random inedible items that she has swallowed, and there are others lying around that are just decoration and aren't part of any puzzles. At least the tooth filling and fingernail may have been swallowed accidentally but things like a feather, a staple, a paper clip, a screw, and a coin were definitely swallowed deliberately. This is lampshaded by the narrator, and also by Roger himself later when he lectures Stellar about her eating habits.
  • The Tazmanian Devil continues his eating habits in Taz in Escape from Mars, where all power-ups get eaten by him. Along with food, shrinking potions (bottle and all) and containers of gasoline (for Fire-Breathing Diner power), there's also damaging power-ups like Cartoon Bombs, bundles of dynamite and cakes with lit dynamite sticking out of them, all of them he'll happily gulp down if he so much as comes in contact with them without spinning into them to destroy them instead. He even eats the exit sign at the end of a level.
  • Katamari Damacy has two examples for its naturally surreal design. The first was in We Love Katamari where an up and coming sumo asks for your help to beat his opponents and you proceed to use HIM as your katamari. Though you can roll up anything in the level like normal(including things like plates, doors, and yes, the people running around in the level) he'll only get bigger by eating food items, which still crosses into this trope since entire vending machines are "food". The second is The King in Touch My Katamari where he wants the prince to make Katamaris for him to eat(to somehow lose weight apparently, and make stars through an even more confusing process than the last times). Again, this will include at least ten dozen non-edible objects per level.
  • Judging by what can be extracted from the dung piles in Lego Jurassic World, dinosaurs will eat just about anything, including lawnmowers.
  • Not The Robots To progress, the player has to absorb enough fuel. Fuel in this case is any furniture lying around the abandoned office: plants, couches, monitors, desks.
  • Pink Slimes in Slime Rancher
  • Due to a Good Bad Bug/developer oversight in Stardew Valley, Abigail will react to any "liked" gift you give her with something along the lines of "Hey, how'd you know I was hungry? This looks delicious!" and this list of gifts include flowers and precious gemstones. As of Patch 1.06 - which added a buttload of new spouse dialogue among other things, this seems to have become something of an Ascended Meme.
  • Thresher maws in Mass Effect are gigantic worm-like creatures known for their ability to live almost anywhere and subsist on a diet of practically anything. Their codex entry states that they can eat both organic and inorganic matter, as well as absorb solar radiation. They're the apex predator on Tuchanka as well as all the many planets they've been accidentally introduced to.
  • Scribblenauts: In Super Scribblenauts and its two sequels, you can invoke this trope by using the adjective "edible" to make any object, animal or person you summon, well, edible and have another character eat it.
  • Teenage Zombies: Invasion of the Alien Brain Thingys: Finnigan "Fins" Magee is willing to eat more than just brains. In fact, whatever he eats grants him certain zombie puke powers.
  • Moshi Monsters:
    • Zack Binspin once happily eats a candle.
    • Pixel-Munching Snafflers such as Iggy will eat anything from food to teapots to money to even cacti.
    • One of the ghost pirates once randomly eats a key.
  • When Dwarf Fortress added taverns, a bug caused NPCs in Adventure Mode to drink anything in a mug the player handed them. This would've been a Type 1 example, but another, older bug allows players to fill mugs with anything — the combined result being that NPCs would gleefully drink such things as vomit, whole watermelons, stacks of weapons, the corpses of their former friends, sacks full of cages full of animals, and themselves.
  • Wizard 101: Gobbers are technically both types, as evidenced by the fact that they stockpile normal food in addition to eating buildings. Word of God justifies this, their home world is a Level Ate, and they're not smart enough to realize that Wizard City isn't.
  • A core part of the gameplay in Creature Crunch is that Wesley can eat items he's collected in order to transform into stuff capable of eliminating the monsters in his way, with most of the items being ones that aren't usually considered edible, such as a roll of toilet paper, a toy mouse and a litter box.


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