List of fictional worms

This is a list of fictional worms, categorized by the media they appear in. For the purpose of this list, "worm" does not simply refer to earthworms, but also to mythological and fantastic creatures whose description as a "worm" descends from the Old English word wyrm, a poetic term for a legless serpent or dragon.

Mythology and legendsEdit



Television, music and filmEdit

The memory worm from Doctor Who
  • The Sweet Worm from Hamtaro (Japanese "Hamu Hamu Paradai~chu!" season), a giant worm who ate the sweets in Sweet Paradise, then went through metamorphosis and turned into Sweet Butterfly
  • Winny the Worm, mascot of Whiteworms Studios and main character in a series of stop-motion short films[12]
  • Jane Prentiss, a woman whose body hosts a large colony of worms, and is the main antagonist from season one of the horror anthology podcast The Magnus Archives.
  • Turner the Worm, a comic strip written by Paul Rose for the now-defunct UK Teletext service[13]
  • Metal sandworm, more likely giant whirling tunneling tornadoes of metallic scrap, in the film Vexille
  • Guph's Giant Dirt-Devouring Worm from the 1986 TV series The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
  • Memory worm from the Doctor Who episode "The Snowmen"
  • Shelby, the worm who lives in Jake's violin in Adventure Time with Finn & Jake
  • Trill symbionts are worm like aliens in Star Trek
  • In the It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia episode, 'The Gang Tends Bar,' Frank intentionally gives himself a tapeworm he called Jerry.

Role-playing gamesEdit

Video gamesEdit


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