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As a manga filled with Body Horror and fates worse than death, it goes without saying that Franken Fran isn't meant for the faint of heart...


  • The installment where a lovestruck student convinces Fran to revive the girl he's sweet on after she's pulped by a truck. The result of Fran's work: Her head is on an enormous caterpillar body. The guy helps her adjust to the new body, and when she later forms a chrysalis and emerges seemingly restored to normal, they decide to find a hotel room. The final scene shows her transformed to a hideous half-human/half-insect form and devouring his guts while he screams "It hurts! Hurts!" The couple apparently had sex right before this, as the girl is shown as having a baby in the chapter Egg Parturition, or chapter 29.
  • An equally bad one is where she gives a nearly blind painter eyes that can see nearly every spectrum of light. He ends up also seeing everything that invisibly resides in them.
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  • In general, Fran can look pretty damn scary when she's about to perform an operation, especially in the early chapters. In chapter 5, as she's about to give the spy her comeuppance, she almost looks like a villain if you take it out of context, as the page image shows.
  • Chapter 7 is about the relationship between an insane schoolboy and a girl. It's made obvious from the start that he often has violent mood swings that cause him to lash out at people, and it's implied he stays violent with his girlfriend even after Fran revives her. Worse, since the girl is essentially just a head without her memories or any way to defend herself to run away, she can't do a thing about it. At the end of the chapter, the boyfriend finds inscriptions under the bed. They were written by the girl, thus proving she didn't lose her memory. Worse for him yet, after he lashed out at Fran earlier, the latter gave the girlfriend a new body. A monstrous body. The chapter ends with karma hitting the boy like a steamroller, as the girl urges him to open the door,so she can finally "hold him in her arms". The girl isn't even his girlfriend. She's just a random girl that he attacked; he doesn't even know her name. He killed her because she didn't hug him back when he assaulted her.
  • Then there's Gavrill who first appears in Chapter 40. Never mind the fact that she's a cruel and sadistic killer. Never mind the fact she was first introduced in the manga as she was eating someone's remains. Never mind the fact that she flat out tears Veronica apart. It's what she can become that puts her into this territory. And she always appears to be very hungry. Very, very, hungry.
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    • For Bloodborne fans, her werewolf form bears a striking resemblance to Vicar Amelia's bestial form. What did their father dabble in to create someone like Gavrill?
  • One chapter has a schoolgirl used as a Sex Slave by dozens of men and was murdered by one. That she was avenged in death doesn't make it any less horrifying.
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