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23rd Jan '16 9:06:28 AM nombretomado
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''The Host'' is a 2008 ScienceFiction novel by ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' creator StephenieMeyer, and was both her first sci-fi work and her first adult novel.
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''The Host'' is a 2008 ScienceFiction novel by ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' creator StephenieMeyer, Creator/StephenieMeyer, and was both her first sci-fi work and her first adult novel.
18th Jan '16 7:06:07 AM Yet_One_More_Idiot
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** Averted. The other host body had recently died after an attempt to remove the Soul from it failed, killing host and Soul together. Putting Wanderer into that body brought it back to life.
24th Sep '15 12:11:33 PM girlyboy
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Not really fair to just describe this as plot convenience: There are actually several mostly consisstent in-story justifications for why some hosts' minds survive, and some do not.
* PuppeteerParasite: Played straight but ''very'' oddly, with the invaders being basically kind, caring, albeit not always particularly perceptive individuals who [[MoralDissonance just aren't really aware of just how atrocious their treatment of other species is]]. Some of the hosts survive the process, others do not. It depends on what the plot requires.
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* PuppeteerParasite: Played straight but ''very'' oddly, with the invaders being basically kind, caring, albeit not always particularly perceptive individuals who [[MoralDissonance just aren't really aware of just how atrocious their treatment of other species is]]. Some of the hosts survive the process, others do not. It depends not, depending on what the plot requires.a range of factors.
24th Sep '15 12:06:34 PM girlyboy
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* IncorruptiblePurePureness: Wanderer
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* IncorruptiblePurePureness: WandererWanderer. Notably, she's the ''rounded'' version of this trope -- she ''does'' feel dark temptations, on more than one occasion.
10th Jul '15 10:37:30 PM tenryufan
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* SeparatedAtBirthCasting: Jake Abel and Boyd Holbrook as Ian and Kyle O'Shea.
10th Jun '15 2:38:02 AM Sheora
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Tropes cannot be subverted "heavily." This is cruft.
*** That said, Melanie is still heavily dependent on Jared, to the extent that she only bothers trying to "talk" when he is around. He even has to pull off a heavily subverted DamselInDistress rescue when she's not responding in Wanderer's head.
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*** That said, Melanie is still heavily dependent on Jared, to the extent that she only bothers trying to "talk" when he is around. He even has to pull off a heavily subverted DamselInDistress rescue when she's not responding in Wanderer's head.
1st Jun '15 1:58:06 PM Gregzilla
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** Perhaps this is an indirect tribute to Creator/OrsonScottCard, another Mormon author best known for his sci-fi writings who [[spoiler:created an alien species who also reproduces in a way that is fatal to the mother. Only grosser. Really]]. ** Or perhaps these aliens are {{exp|y}}ies of the [[Literature/{{Animorphs}} Yeerks]]. Silvery-gray in color? Check. Control other species' minds by wrapping their bodies around them? Check. Reproduce via suicide? Check. Never realized that their hosts might be anything more than meat until forced to confront the fact? Check. Definitely not copies, though, because Yeerks are slugs, Souls are insects. Also, the Yeerks are far less benevolent than the Souls.
14th May '15 4:06:15 PM Katherine-Sanderson
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* MeaningfulName: Wanderer. Lucina's son, Freedom.
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* MeaningfulName: Wanderer. Lucina's son, Freedom.Freedom. **Generally all the names of the Souls are this since they take them from species they've been before or things they've done or personality traits.
15th Apr '15 9:45:29 AM lexicon
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** Humans are the only species the souls have ever encountered who have a sense of smell distinct from a sense of taste. * SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Ian and Jared. This is also the relationship Ian has with his brother, Kyle.
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** Humans are the only species the souls have ever encountered who have a sense of smell distinct from a sense of taste. * SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Ian and Jared. This is also the relationship Ian has with his brother, Kyle.taste.
15th Feb '15 9:00:45 PM Morgenthaler
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'''''The Host''''' is a 2008 ScienceFiction novel by ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' creator StephenieMeyer, and was both her first sci-fi work and her first adult novel.
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'''''The Host''''' ''The Host'' is a 2008 ScienceFiction novel by ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' creator StephenieMeyer, and was both her first sci-fi work and her first adult novel.

The [[TheFilmOfTheBook film version]] of ''The Host'' was released on March 29, 2013 and was written and directed by Andrew Niccol (''Film/{{Gattaca}}'', ''Film/InTime''). It received an aggregate rating of 9% on RottenTomatoes and an average of 36 on Metacritic.
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The [[TheFilmOfTheBook film version]] of ''The Host'' was released on March 29, 2013 and was written and directed by Andrew Niccol (''Film/{{Gattaca}}'', ''Film/InTime''). It received an aggregate rating of 9% on RottenTomatoes and an average of 36 on Metacritic.
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