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I know it's about cannibilism... but... WHY A FREAKING BABY!?
So, I get that it's about cannibalism. I also get that it's about extended cannibalism- where this applies to other sentient species. But since it mentioned What Measure Is a Non-Human?...what's the limit?
Let's say a fox from Zootopia eats a rabbit. Is that cannibalism? They're both sentient, but foxes are rabbits' natural predators, and are treated as such. But What Measure Is a Non-Human?? Isn't in effect.
Another example would be a sentient monster eating a human. This monster would refuse to eat another monster- that'd be cannibalism!- but they'll happily eat a human, understanding full well that they're sentient. What Measure Is a Non-Human?? Isn't in effect here too (or is it?)
So would these examples apply to this trope?
There is Sapient Eat Sapient
Can we change the page quote back to something that doesn't trigger PTSD flashbacks?
That would be something for the Quotes thread in the forums.
No real life examples? Why not?
Squickyness issues, I think.
Does this only apply to the consumption of human flesh? What about souls or blood, or creatures who must eat a specific organ like eyes or spleens?
The former two would fall under different tropes. The latter two probably fit here.
Cake Bake Betty – 64 Little White Things
This song is obviously about cannibalism, I am not sure about any other of her songs though because I haven't heard any of her other songs so... anyone up for some reasearch? I don't have time to do research, mostly because I am lazy but I am still throwing it out there for anyone else who is more committed to this website.
I feel this is ambiguous. Is it only people who knowingly eat it because they like to or what? if so why does it mention people eating what they don't know is human?
These should probably be mentioned as an exception to the bit about sentience.
One of the new Pokemon, Kyurem, reportedly stalks one of the towns when the sun goes down and eats people. Could this count?
Nope becuase Kyurem isn't human or and it's sentience is debatable.
This is merely a comment;
If you are what you eat, then cannibals are people too.
I wouldn't call Made from Real Girl Scouts a subtrope so much as related. The Trope Namer may be about cannibalism, but the rest is as much about things like the giant cannon from Eight Bit Theater (because, you know, shooting a giant at somebody is gonna hurt)
I removed it. They aren't even related.
The pic is offending
The trope is about eating people.
The Offending Part is The Baby can't it have a pic that did not have a baby being eaten
why not? we have a trope dedicated to eating babies, and theres a pic for that too.
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How well does it match the trope?