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21st Apr '16 10:23:58 PM kataangluvr
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* EasilyForgiven: Wanda is unreasonably forgiving towards Ian and a random guy who tried to kill her. The former actually becomes her ''boyfriend'' after they spend time together.
16th Mar '16 11:42:43 PM ShorinBJ
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* GambitRoulette: Jared initially believe everything Wanderer does is proof that she's secretly a Seeker trying to infiltrate the group. This starts to annoy the others since he keeps it up way too long and even Jared starts to realize how ridiculous he's being.

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* GambitRoulette: Jared initially believe believes everything Wanderer does is proof that she's secretly a Seeker trying to infiltrate the group. This starts to annoy the others since he keeps it up way too long and even Jared starts to realize how ridiculous he's being.



* GoodVersusGood: The conflict between soul society and the free humans gradually develop into this, as Wanderer teaches the humans how to gain the moral high ground [[spoiler:by getting rid of souls without harming them, thus denying soul society their excuse to identify themselves as the peaceful side of the conflict]].

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* GoodVersusGood: The conflict between soul society and the free humans gradually develop develops into this, as Wanderer teaches the humans how to gain the moral high ground [[spoiler:by getting rid of souls without harming them, thus denying soul society their excuse to identify themselves as the peaceful side of the conflict]].



* TakeAThirdOption: The humans do this when they implant Wanderer into another human host whose original personality didn't survive rather than either killing her or sending her to another Soul controlled planet like she wanted them to.

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* TakeAThirdOption: The humans do this when they implant Wanderer into another human host whose original personality didn't survive rather than either killing her like she wanted them to or sending her to another Soul controlled planet like she wanted them to.Soul-controlled planet.
16th Mar '16 11:29:06 PM ShorinBJ
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* ExtremeDoormat: The normal way for souls to behave towards each other, much to the annoyance of the human characters when watching it on television or interacting with Wanderer. On top of Wanderer's natural disposition, add that she is constantly terrified and uses it as a survival strategy to avoid antagonizing her (understandably) hostile captors. She gets better about it as she feels less threatened and learn more of human culture. [[spoiler:At the end, it is revealed that Wanderer was actually far LESS doormatty than the average Soul all along. The new character Sunny is portrayed as not only being far worse than Wanderer in this regard, but also as being the normal and average for her species. It becomes rather obvious that if Souls and Humans are ever going to be able to coexist on Earth, it will take not only Souls protecting the Humans from other Souls, but also Humans protecting the Souls from other Humans.]]

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* ExtremeDoormat: The normal way for souls to behave towards each other, much to the annoyance of the human characters when watching it on television or interacting with Wanderer. On top of Wanderer's natural disposition, add that she is constantly terrified and uses it as a survival strategy to avoid antagonizing her (understandably) hostile captors. She gets better about it as she feels less threatened and learn learns more of human culture. [[spoiler:At the end, it is revealed that Wanderer was actually far LESS doormatty than the average Soul all along. The new character Sunny is portrayed as not only being far worse than Wanderer in this regard, but also as being the normal and average for her species. It becomes rather obvious that if Souls and Humans are ever going to be able to coexist on Earth, it will take not only Souls protecting the Humans from other Souls, but also Humans protecting the Souls from other Humans.]]
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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* 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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*** 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.
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