Puppeteer parasite

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A puppeteer parasite is a parasitic creature capable of commandeering control of it's host organism.

Puppeteer Parasites in Real Life

Several species of parasitic organisms can influence creatures. This includes fungus and a few species of Flukes. Their control is generally limited, as both host and parasite have limited processing power.

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Puppeteer Parasites in Science Fiction

Puppeteer parasites are quite common science fiction, particularly horror sci-fi.

  • The alien invaders from Robert A. Heinlein's Novel The Puppet Masters (1951)
  • The Goa'uld
  • The Yerks from Anamorphs
  • The Drahk Keepers from Babylon 5
  • The parasites from the TOS episode "Operation: Annihilate"