[Poll] Would you eat humans if you were a man-eating monster?

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Would you eat humans?

  1. Yes - Absolutely! I'm happy to do this! I love killing!

    8 vote(s)
    10.8%
  2. Yes - Because it is natural, and I will hunt the easiest/safest prey

    11 vote(s)
    14.9%
  3. Yes - Because I need to survive, and I will hunt the easiest/safest prey

    17 vote(s)
    23.0%
  4. Yes - I will avoid hunting innocent humans, unless I am starving

    7 vote(s)
    9.5%
  5. Yes - I will only try to hunt bad humans, unless I am starving

    9 vote(s)
    12.2%
  6. Yes - I will exclusively hunt bad humans, or else starve to death

    5 vote(s)
    6.8%
  7. Yes - I will vigorously hunt bad humans, even if it leaves traces of my true form

    2 vote(s)
    2.7%
  8. Yes - I will openly fight Dragon Slayers and other Monster Hunters

    4 vote(s)
    5.4%
  9. Yes - I will reveal myself to the human government to negotiate, even if I am imprisoned

    1 vote(s)
    1.4%
  10. No - Unless condemned criminals are provided to me to eat

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  11. No - I refuse to eat any humans, I'd rather starve

    4 vote(s)
    5.4%
  12. No - I would kill myself immediately

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  13. I'm unsure

    4 vote(s)
    5.4%
  14. I do not wish to respond

    2 vote(s)
    2.7%
  1. lychee

    lychee [- slightly morbid fruit -] ❀[ 恋爱? ]❀

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    I think this will be the last poll of the dragon series! :blob_teary::blob_teary::blob_teary: But I like dragons so much! :blobcry:

    You have been transmigrated into the body of a man-eating dragon. Your diet consists exclusively of humans — or specifically the unique magical power inside human souls.

    In this universe, only intelligent sentient species have the capacity to use magic, so this includes humans, elves, dwarves, etc.

    Humans are most populous, and they lived in exposed areas such as villages and cities.

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    For the past couple centuries, humans have been steam-rolling over all other species. Humans have won the major wars against other species and have spread all over the world.

    They have also started a genocide program to exterminate all man-eating creatures, which has sent the population of your species into a rapid decline. There are many OP monster slayer specialists who are extremely talented at killing dragons.

    Adventurer's guilds all over the human world post bounties for the indiscriminate slaughter of "monsters" such as goblins, orcs, and trolls — if only for the reason that they are slightly ugly. Trolls incidentally, are very peaceful, but they are easily angered if their ancestral territory is trespassed without seeking permission.

    Regardless, every day you see adventurer's carting in dozens of wagons full of goblin ears and troll tusks as "tokens" to claim their rewards.

    Currently, you are in hiding and living as a human.

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    Your dietary requirements are approximately three fresh humans per month.

    You live and work on a regular basis as a cloth merchant in the city bazaar. You need to maintain this job to have an official "identity", have pocket money, and various other citizenship documents.

    You have no easy access to criminals or unruly individuals.

    The reason for this is that the city prison is heavily protected, and executions in this city are public. Eating corpses is not sufficient to satisfy you, because the magical power leaks out of a corpse within 15 minutes of someone being killed.

    Consequently, you have to eat a human very quickly after killing them.

    Joining the city guard / military is a questionable idea, because you will be required to live in the barracks and have very little free time. You will always have at least one partner on patrol, and you need to file incident reports for every incident you encounter. If a criminal that you apprehended has an enormous bite in their midsection, that needs to be explained. "Excessive use of force" is not permitted in the city guard, and you will be investigated if you end up killing too many people, especially since this world uses an "innocent-until-proven-guilty" justice system.

    In general, you have no way of telling if a random person you encounter is innocent or bad.

    It is difficult to gain access to the criminal underworld, because criminal organizations are constant wary of moles and undercover agents. You also lack the information network of the city guard to track down complex criminal organizations.

    You also have to be careful about leaving witnesses. Very few people wander around the city alone, and criminal organizations (e.g. drug dealers) are very good at having eyes on the streets. Some criminal organizations are affiliated with monster slayers, and your corpse would fetch a very hefty bounty too.

    The easiest kind of victim is the random innocent civilian walking home alone late at night.

    Alternatively, you could try targeting a homeless person or an orphan.

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    You could also leave the city, but for various reasons this is dangerous because it exposes you to Dragon Slayers.

    You have an enormous magical signature — which isn't that odd inside a city because there can be lots of powerful people (or artifacts) inside a city — but it would be highly unusual if an enormous magical signature was wandering around the countryside.

    Most Dragon Slayers and highly skilled at tracking and distinguishing those signatures, and most dragons are slain in those kinds of circumstances. In comparison, staying hidden in the city is much safer as long as you can avoid detection.

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    The extent of your powers are enhanced speed, strength, stamina, and reflexes. You are able to perform half-transformations — such as sharp claws and fangs. Your magical abilities are completely disabled in your disguised human form.

    1. Will you eat humans? What kind will you eat? Can you justify eating innocent humans?

    2. Will you retain your human values as a man-eating monster?

    3. Do you see humans as an "enemy" for mistreating monsters?

    4. What are your long-term goals in this setting?
     
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    1. Will you eat humans? What kind will you eat? Can you justify eating innocent humans?
    It's my survival so yes, and I don't picky when starved.

    2. Will you retain your human values as a man-eating monster?

    Probably some and I think my joke probably the one that will survive.

    3. Do you see humans as an "enemy" for mistreating monsters?

    Well just reverse it, what did you see when monster eating human
    4. What are your long-term goals in this setting?

    Make a cult most easier and probably I will work as assasin when contact crime ring
     
  3. UnGrave

    UnGrave ななひ~^^

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    1. Will you eat humans? What kind will you eat? Can you justify eating innocent humans?
    I'd eat humans normally, and wouldn't bother justifying it since I'm simply an entity at eats humans.
    2. Will you retain your human values as a man-eating monster?
    I'd love to continue on with my work, but otherwise I doubt I have any particular attachments.
    3. Do you see humans as an "enemy" for mistreating monsters?
    Not for mistreating monsters, but I do see them as my enemy since they are hostile towards me.
    4. What are your long-term goals in this setting?
    Gain a social position of power among humans, and invest in IT systems so I can build up my information network with modern computers. I'd also like to support a political faction against the genocide of other species, citing things like "biodiversity" and "the stability of the ecosystem"
     
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  4. ArashiKitsune

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    1. Will you eat humans? What kind will you eat? Can you justify eating innocent humans?
    Well given the change in race would probably affect my instincts so probably yes but I'll try to focus on the evil ones. I would also try to find a way to eat their magic power without leaving a trace. I would also try to find a way to extract the energy without killing them so I can have a steady supply a farm if you will.
    2. Will you retain your human values as a man-eating monster?
    Probably not
    3. Do you see humans as an "enemy" for mistreating monsters?
    Well given that they are actively trying to hunt me down then yes
    4. What are your long-term goals in this setting?
    Get stronger, learn how to be a ninja (hiding magical signature, disguise etc.), establish multiple personas, a spy network and a group that I can use to protect me
     
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  5. lnv

    lnv ✪ Well-Known Hypocrite

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    If executions are done often in the city, can you be the executioner/cleanup person after the execution. Or do they leave the bodies hanging there for a day? Cause as long as you can eat it within 15 minutes after the execution, it's all safe right?

    Edit: Also, how good is a biopsy in this world and where is the magic really stored? Like if you swap a fresh heart with a heart of a corpse, will they know?
     
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    1. i refuse to eat human, but will still go for their magical power. i wont touch their corpses, disgust me
    2. as i no longer part of the society, i wont keep some of my values. but surely some personal values still there
    3. yes,
    4. to unite all monster under one banner, maybe a nation then wage eternal war against humanity
     
  7. lychee

    lychee [- slightly morbid fruit -] ❀[ 恋爱? ]❀

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    I think the logistics still might be kind of difficult.

    If you were the government, wouldn't you be kind of concerned if you executed criminal's body disappeared soon after the execution? It kind of screams suspicious.

    Ah, and the magical power is evenly distributed everywhere part of the body. You could eat a finger and still get magical power.
     
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    1. Will you eat humans? What kind will you eat? Can you justify eating innocent humans?
    Probably, though I'd try to find a way to not have to; like say, drink the blood, like a vampire.

    2. Will you retain your human values as a man-eating monster?

    Depends on what 'human values' are, but I'm going to assume you're talking about 'virtues', so: I'd try, but probably not.

    3. Do you see humans as an "enemy" for mistreating monsters?

    No, but I do/would with how they're going about everything.

    4. What are your long-term goals in this setting?

    First up would be finding a way to not have to eat humans, because that's a weakness/flaw, that would get me killed. Probably try commissioning for an artifact, or something, that'll absorb and store the 'magic', while keeping it 'fresh', and some item to drain it. -- I don't think it'd be a red flag, but who knows. Also, if I have this item, I'd probably be able to go out, but using that as an excuse for the magical signature.
    After that, would probably be curtailing their extermination efforts. Don't want them to become like how it is here.
    (We're shortsighted, and overpopulated, imo. Ps. Like with that climate thing going on; instead of focusing on the CO2 emission, people could have gone for the root reason, Eg. Too much people, and the reliance on technology (aka cars and such) -- Why are trees and such being cut down? For their lumber, and more space. What is the use of those things? Housing, agriculture, businesses, etc)
     
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  9. Dat_Karma

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    1. Will you eat humans? What kind will you eat? Can you justify eating innocent humans?
    Yes, I will eat humans and why would I justify eating "innocent" humans at all the same way humans don't justify eating "innocent" cows.

    2. Will you retain your human values as a man-eating monster?
    It depends on if I was originally a human or not.

    3. Do you see humans as an "enemy" for mistreating monsters?
    The fact that I would think goblins, orcs, and trolls are monsters would prove that I have human values.

    4. What are your long-term goals in this setting?
    YOLO
     
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    Oh yes. My Master wouldn't hesitate.
     
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  11. lnv

    lnv ✪ Well-Known Hypocrite

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    Uhm, why? Do they keep them as a collection or do they have some sort of fetish? Most dead bodies get cremated no? Even more so in fantasy worlds with undead.

    Aka, they all disapear anyways.


    Evenly? So if say you were a doctor and did blood tests while "sampling" the blood, that would work?

    Also, you didn't explain if biopsy are done or not. Like if you empty out the insides, and stitch them together, would they know?
     
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    1. Will you eat humans? What kind will you eat? Can you justify eating innocent humans?
    Well, I for one, would definitely not eat any humans. I say that now, but that's not very likely when faced with death through starvation.

    As for the kind I would eat, should I eat them, I would definitely go for the tastiest looking ones because once I passed through a barrier against cannabalism(Can it still be called that?), I doubt I would hesitate for the digusting ones.

    I won't justify eating innocent humans because at that point I would be viewing them as food. One wouldn't care if the poultry they ate was from an innocent chicken or not.
    2. Will you retain your human values as a man-eating monster?
    Yes. I might be a monster now, but that doesn't mean I'll let myself become one.
    3. Do you see humans as an "enemy" for mistreating monsters?
    No, not really.
    4. What are your long-term goals in this setting?
    Probably as mentioned in other posts, joining a assasination guild. I doubt anyone would question my methods in killing people and I can leave several chunk-size missing holes in bodies as my personal signature that I had been there. Long-term, I would just like to live.
     
  13. Innieminnie

    Innieminnie Secret Parrot, Hidden Dodo

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    1. Will you eat humans? What kind will you eat? Can you justify eating innocent humans?
    A girl gotta eat...so yeah, monch. Hey, we kill animals to eat, and we don't really need to so...the only bad thi g is the sentience issue...haaah...well maybe I can join gobbos and Trolls and unite them to help me? I eat the hunters and the gobbos/trolls support me.

    2. Will you retain your human values as a man-eating monster?
    Yeah, I can't imagine killing an innocent, so it's got to be someone who is targeting me or others, although even that is iffy. It's all well and good to talk about hypothetical situations but...I'm a pacifist so..

    3. Do you see humans as an "enemy" for mistreating monsters?
    Not all humans, obviously just most. It's not like we're innocent.

    4. What are your long-term goals in this setting?
    Stable life.
     
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    Well, I'm dead. No matter how I hunt if I'm hunting in the same area it's only a matter of time before I'm caught. I would need to leave the city eventually putting me at risk of dragon hunters. My magical signature is enormous, it's like I'm a giant red dot on a radar with a field of radars around me.

    ...It was a good life.
     
  15. 222222

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    Of course.

    The killing and consuming another species is not frowned upon. Cannibalism is.
     
  16. asriu

    asriu fu~ fu~ fu~

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    hmm? it is a surprise no dragon conducting way to extracting soul ya know?
    meh with money thing can go merry around ya know bribe here and there well fabricate as cruel slave master sound good as starter hmm make big business aka tycoon then conduct shady experiment on human criminal also sound good
    human trafficking, illegal shaddy loan shark with live as compensation, dark cult with human offering, inciting war among human... wut? dragon is smart race ya know it just they too lazy to bother other
    enemy? you see food as enemy? what a weird thing~
     
  17. tak

    tak ignorant but well-meant

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    Not gonna answer 1-3 coz it'll depemds heavily on my past experience as a dragon, my interactions with human & monster
    • find succubi (hopefully they exists & can be found quite easily in various brothels) and hope they can teach me how they extract lifeforce from man without killing them
    • Find necromancer to learn about human soul. Maybe there's a loophole
    • Find any species whose speciality is magic power manipulation. Maybe i can learn loopholes to suck the magic power out of the soul.
    • Basically find a way to eat without killing, or at least, without eating corpse.
     
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    Hey, if my future wife is fine with me eating her out and provided she is of sound mind when making such a declaration that is done out of free will, I might be foolish to turn her down!
     
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    1. Will you eat humans? What kind will you eat? Can you justify eating innocent humans?
    yes. whatever I can catch and get away with. define innocent.

    2. Will you retain your human values as a man-eating monster?
    depends on whether or not I can keep my mind clear when it comes to the instincts of the body I now wear. I expect they would slowly degrade over time with integration between body and soul.

    3. Do you see humans as an "enemy" for mistreating monsters?
    anyone who wants to kill me would be an enemy

    4. What are your long-term goals in this setting?
    survive. invest in condiments. don't get caught.
     
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