After a couple of days I’ve decided to put some more ideas out there.
Just pointing out right now that regardless of a lot of my ideas coming from pop culture, and generally outside fetishistic material, any worldbuilding ideas you’ve thought of, or have seen and liked are welcome. Just step right up!
But, anyways, without further ado:
Another thing from The Elder Scrolls. Fundamentalist religious Wood Elves adhere to The Green Pact, whereinby the elves promised to their God of The Forest Y’ffre never to harm the forest, and instead hunt for every meal as opposed to eating a mixed diet. The pact gave them many boons, like being able manipulate the trees using magic so that they may not be harmed in the process of building cities. Part of the pact beyond not harming plants however, is that nothing from a hunt can be wasted, and every part that can be used must be somehow. This not only applies to animals hunted, but also humans, elves, and beast folk killed in battle. If you killed a mighty foe, you must not let them go to waste either. Ironically, what some would consider to be a very brutal religious practice is one of the reasons The Bosmer are so accepting, carefree, good natured, and actually one of the most peaceful races on Nirn, due to the fact that they avoid violence for if not the moral implications of eating someone, then maybe sometimes just the impractibility. It put a wedge early on between those who were bloodthirsty, and the Bosmer religion.
Now, that being said, in the 4th Era these fundamentalist Bosmer are rarer than they used to be, with sometimes Bosmer importing foreign wood to build houses from, or many that don’t respect The Green Pact at all.
“Ey, wise guy, I might’ve misjudged ya’ on the pink guy, but what does some cannibalistic hippie elves ‘ave to do with people gettin’ fat, eh? I’m startin’ to think we gots us a Fat Fetish Faker over 'ere!”
- You, probably
Ok, ok, with all the context given, here I go:
Picture a Bosmer, following The Green Pact, just living their best life, but because of The Elder Scrolls being action games they inevitably get ambushed by animals, people… and animal… people?.. eh, whatever, the point is all sorts of other things, and being forced time after time into a situation in which they need to kill something, but to follow The Green Pact correctly, every single one they kill must be eaten after only a couple of days.
In an action game like Skyrim, or even Oblivion you’re lucky if you’re not literally killing something every minute you’re dungeon-diving. For someone who was following The Green Pact to a t would actually need to eat every single bandit in Embershard Mine. Not because they’re gluttonous, or a crazy cannibal (though they could be those too), but because anything else would be blasphemy.
Obviously, at a certain point, even the amount of exercising you do in an action game wouldn’t offset the sheer amount you’d need to eat, and as before, thiccness insues.
I just think it’s a cool roleplaying, or writing idea for the weight a character gains being a two pronged burden. Not only is it something that physically weighs them down, and makes them less conventionally attractive at a point, but maybe for some other reason there’s another reason why it bites. Not only the reason why the character is large, but also something that gives the character teeth.
“Eh, yeah, yeah, alright, Stranger Guy, if that is your real name. You got me again. Go on to the next one.”
- You, probably
I’m actually not done yet. Personally, vore is very situational for me, and most of the time I’m not very into it, but for all my vore people out there, I wanted to throw you a bone like I did the muscle people before.
In The Elder Scrolls, vampires, like they’re often portrayed in media have multiple bloodlines that have different powers, drawbacks, that sort of stuff. I was watching an Elder Scrolls lore video about vampires, and something crazy was just glossed over like it was nothing, and I had to take a double take. What did he just say again? I looked it up on the UESP, and then:
So, apparently, in Valenwood, where cannibalism is kind of the cultural equivalent to listening to vinyl records, some vampires there literally vore people. If you doubt my Elder Scrolls lore power, I want you to boot up Skyrim or Oblivion, and find the book named Immortal Blood, and start reading it. Follow this link if you’re either too lazy or don’t own Skyrim or Oblivion.
Mhm. Yeah. Some of you doubted me, did you?
So, long story short, if you were already playing with the Devourment mod (I personally just extracted the sliders and left everything else), and are hungering (pun intended) for a lore friendly route to literally "swallow men whole" (almost exact quote)…
Then have fun with your Yekef vore machine. Make sure to invest in Alteration so that you’re able to move after a while… Also, probably gotta invest in Illusion too so random passersby don’t get suspicious of you because whenever a disappearance happens you seem to grow a little bigger…
For everyone else, keep in mind the stuff I said about the weight being a two pronged problem for stories in which it’s played as a burden. It doesn’t need to be cannibalism, magic, or anything. It just has to be something beyond the normal downsides of being fat, and immediately you have something more to latch onto there.
“Ok, alright, this is where I draw the line, Stranger Guy! If you don’t explain what the FUCK this thing is in 5 seconds they won’t be able to say what happened to you on television.”
- You, probably
Woah, woah, okay! So, Doctor Who exists, right?.. Inevitably after years and years of doing a new monster of the week, they’d land on an idea that has potential for this fetish.
The Adipose are little cute aliens mostly made up of fat. They can’t germinate on their own, but can by using sources of fat like how a plant would use nutrients in soil. The people of Walmart alone definitely have shown me humanity is a compelling source of fat for one of their “Nursery Worlds”.
Their debut plot was when a strange new company popped up in London called Adipose Industries. They sold a weight loss pill that worked miracles. This was obviously fishy, so The Doctor and his new companion of the season need to go and suss out what’s going on here. Turns out, The Adipose apparently thought the same thing I did, and long story short after a couple hundred of the little guys grew up, a mothership came down and sucked 'em up never to be seen in the TV show again… I think?.. In my opinion a sub par episode in in most respects from what I remember, but I like Donna and Wilfred so they kind of made up for the fact the conflict of the episode was kind of lacking in my eyes.
Let’s focus on the broader idea though…
Aliens who use other beings gaining weight for some kind of strategical purpose beyond just eating them, or just because they think it’s fun. Personally I love fat being some kind of biproduct of something else as opposed to just being intentionally sought out.
Not using the examples of breeding like The Adipose, but maybe if you fed a race a certain substance the fat that would metabolize on their bodies could be valuable, and could be liposuctioned out for the process to continue again. Contrary to popular belief our bodies’ metabolic processes can sometimes be more efficient than just doing a reaction in a lab for multiple reasons. It could totally be a low impact way some kind of sci-fi race gets some kind of chemical sludge to be a really good coolant or something, because maybe the alternative is either too expensive, not able to be scaled up, or whatever, but all you’d have to do with some kind of biological element is just give them enough space, feed, and entertain them somehow and then they just make themselves.
This is just off the dome, but there could be many reasons an alien could require some kind of biological element in their supply chain. You could also go from innocent like The Adipose all the way to chest burster territory if you want with it. There could be an infinite number of creative reasons an alien species might want to fatten up a subservient one. The sky’s the limit! No wrong answers!..
No… wrong… no… wrong ans-
N-NO! I’m not talking about The Slitheen! Even if I wanted to I don’t think they count for this point!
…and thank God for that…
…thank God for that…