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Nausea Fuel

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"Well, thanks for that. I know I'll never eat again."
Cassie Cage, Mortal Kombat X

This is not Squick, even though they are related. Nausea Fuel are scenes and events that are specifically meant to be disgusting. While Squick only makes some people go "ew, gross" and is extremely subjective, Nausea Fuel is created (and is often considered by everyone) to be sickening and horrifying.

For example, someone getting punched in the face and bleeding profusely is Squick. That same head getting crushed, graphically, is Nausea Fuel. When there's no gore involved, this trope is most commonly invoked by motion sickness or anything involving bodily functions.

Paradoxically (or maybe not), Glurge can also find itself in this category.

Also related to, Shock Site and Gross-Out Show. Eye Scream and Gross-Up Close-Up are subtropes of this. May overlap with Fan Disservice, Gorn and Nightmare Fuel.


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  • The Burger King ad "The Moldy Whopper" features a timelapse of a Whopper being left to rot until it grows a thick fur of turquoise mold. The point of that is to highlight that BK is eliminating preservatives from its menu.

    Films — Animation 
  • In The Boxtrolls, Snatcher's cheese allergies are nasty, especially towards the end of the movie.


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