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22nd Oct '17 11:17:07 AM Eolewyn1010
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** Subverted with the genetically manipulated wolf soldiers. They are specifically designed as weapons of terror under the command of a leader, but controlling them is immensely hard and requires a hard training of the manipulating skills ad full concentration. Different than guards or other people, they can't be controlled in masses, just in small "packs" of six or seven maximum.

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** Subverted [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] with the [[BioAugmentation genetically manipulated manipulated]] [[SuperSoldier wolf soldiers. soldiers]]. They are specifically designed as weapons of terror under the command of a leader, but controlling them is immensely hard and requires a hard training of the manipulating skills ad and full concentration. Different than guards or other people, civilians, they can't be controlled in masses, just in small "packs" of six or seven maximum.
22nd Oct '17 11:07:51 AM Eolewyn1010
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* In ''Literature/LunarChronicles'' the Lunars use their gift of MindControl to either weaponize guards or use them as shields when they are under attack; the guards are specifically chosen because they have a weak gift theirselves and cannot withstand the constraint from other Lunars. Usually, they are not dumb, just very easily controlled.
** Subverted with the genetically manipulated wolf soldiers. They are specifically designed as weapons of terror under the command of a leader, but controlling them is immensely hard and requires a hard training of the manipulating skills ad full concentration. Different than guards or other people, they can't be controlled in masses, just in small "packs" of six or seven maximum.
14th Aug '17 1:26:11 PM ZombieAladdin
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In some cases, it's safe to state that a B.D.B is a more powerful version of the standard MeatPuppet, though expected to be less common. Contrast TheDividual. Not to be confused with DumbMuscle, though DumbMuscle characters may ''end up'' as Big Dumb Bodies.

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In some cases, it's safe to state that a B.D.B is a more powerful version of the standard MeatPuppet, though expected to be less common. Contrast TheDividual. Not to be confused with DumbMuscle, though DumbMuscle characters may ''end up'' as Big Dumb Bodies.Bodies; or the BigDumbObject, whose only common trait is that they're big (and not even that they're dumb).
18th Jul '17 8:50:35 PM ironcommando
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* The MiniBoss of [[DownInTheDumps Morph Moth's stage]] in ''VideoGame/MegaManX2'' is a small pink parasite-like bug that takes control of a large, durable, mostly-scrapped robot that jumps on X and fires junk. X will need to attack the big robot until it falls apart and releases the vulnerable small parasite, which will attempt to find another robot body if not killed in time.
22nd Jun '17 10:45:52 AM ZombieAladdin
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* In ''Manga/OnePiece'', Kelly Funk has the Jacket-Jacket Fruit power, which lets him turn into a jacket and possess anyone who wears it. Kelly's preferred host is his brother Bobby Funk, who is naturally extremely strong and resilient, whereas Kelly is physically much weaker but is an experienced hand-to-hand fighter. Together, they become a very tough opponent, combining Kelly's swiftness and intelligence with Bobby's brute strength and toughness. This is [[DownplayedTrope downplayed]], however, in that Bobby is not dumb by any means, but terrified of fighting and completely untrained in combat.

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* In ''Manga/OnePiece'', Kelly Funk has the Jacket-Jacket Fruit power, which lets him turn into a jacket and possess anyone who wears it. Kelly's preferred host is his brother Bobby Funk, who is naturally extremely strong and resilient, whereas Kelly is physically much weaker but is an experienced hand-to-hand fighter. Together, they become a very tough opponent, combining Kelly's swiftness and intelligence with Bobby's brute strength and toughness. This is [[DownplayedTrope downplayed]], however, in that Bobby is not dumb by any means, but [[ActualPacifist terrified of fighting and completely untrained in combat.combat]].
22nd Jun '17 10:42:22 AM ZombieAladdin
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* In ''Manga/OnePiece'', Kelly Funk has the Jacket-Jacket Fruit power, which lets him turn into a jacket and possess anyone who wears it. Kelly's preferred host is his brother Bobby Funk, who is naturally extremely strong and resilient, whereas Kelly is physically much weaker but is an experienced hand-to-hand fighter. Together, they become a very tough opponent, combining Kelly's swiftness and intelligence with Bobby's brute strength and toughness. This is [[DownplayedTrope downplayed]], however, in that Bobby is not dumb by any means, but terrified of fighting and completely untrained in combat.
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19th Jun '17 6:18:04 AM Cannox
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* The premise of ''VideoGame/CrashMindOverMutant''.

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* The premise of both ''VideoGame/CrashOfTheTitans'' and its sequel ''VideoGame/CrashMindOverMutant''.
8th May '17 11:20:46 PM JoeMerl
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* Turns out this is why Yeerks enslaved the Hork-Bajir in ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}''.
** The Gedds were the only hosts the Yeerks had on their home planet. They were only half of the trope: "dumb" and easily controlled (compared to the Gedds, the Hork-Bajir were as hard to control as Frederick Douglass), but also physically weak by any normal standard. Even the Gedds are far less limited than an [[PuppeteerParasite unhosted Yeerk]] (a slug with no eyes or hands, living out its life in a pool), though, so before the Yeerks had the better hosts from other worlds, they were very happy to use the Gedds as their BigDumbBody.
** The series reveal that [[HumansAreSpecial humans are the ultimate version of this trope]] as far as the Yeerks are concerned. They are have better senses than the Gedd, need less specialized diets than the Carnivourous Taxxons or the Herbivore Hork-Bajir, are not controlled by their hunger like the Taxxons, more dexterous than the Hork-Bajir (who in turn were improvements over the Gedd) and have a better stomach for warfare than pacifistic Hork-Bajir, and most importantly, are more numerous than all the above races (including the Yeerks, unhosted) combined. There are more humans then there are Yeerks to host them by an order of magnitude. Because of many of these traits, the Yeerks actually decide that a silent invasion is better than a full offensive like the other races... they're downright terrified of what the humans would be capable in an open fight.

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* Turns out this is why Yeerks enslaved In ''Literature/{{Animorphs}},'' [[PuppeteerParasite Yeerks]] can control a species no matter how smart they are, but their shock troops, the Hork-Bajir Hork-Bajir, fit the bill--they're [[https://www.google.com/search?q=Hork-Bajir&rlz=1CAACAP_enUS712US714&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwigkuO6lOLTAhVB64MKHXKMDTIQ_AUICigB&biw=1366&bih=591#imgrc=hQHqWHayG4QDbM: seven-foot-tall dinosaurians covered with blades]], but are [[GoodIsDumb simple-minded and peaceful]] in ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}''.
their natural state. (Those blades are actually for scrapping off edible tree bark.)
** The Gedds were the only hosts the Yeerks had on their home planet. They were only half of the trope: "dumb" and easily controlled (compared to the Gedds, the Hork-Bajir were as hard to control as Frederick Douglass), Its ambiguous how sapient they are, but also physically weak by any normal standard. Even the Gedds are far less limited than an [[PuppeteerParasite unhosted Yeerk]] (a slug they're basically slow monkeys that all walk with no eyes or hands, living out its life in a pool), though, so before limp--once the Yeerks had the better hosts from other worlds, they were very happy bodies to use the possess, Gedds as their BigDumbBody.
became menial workers.
** The series reveal that [[HumansAreSpecial humans are the ultimate version of this trope]] as far as the Yeerks are concerned. They are have better senses than concerned--not as good fighters as the Gedd, need less specialized diets than the Carnivourous Taxxons or the Herbivore Hork-Bajir, are not controlled by their hunger like the to be sure, but we're stronger than Gedds or Taxxons, more breed quickly, are dexterous than enough to be useful, and are technologically weak enough to be conquerable. Also, apparently we're the Hork-Bajir (who in turn were improvements over the Gedd) and have a better stomach for warfare than pacifistic Hork-Bajir, and most importantly, are more numerous than all the above races (including the Yeerks, unhosted) combined. There are more humans then there are Yeerks to host them by an order of magnitude. Because of many of these traits, the Yeerks actually decide only sapient species that a silent invasion is better than a full offensive like numbers in the other races... they're downright terrified of what the humans would be capable in an open fight.''billions.''
21st Mar '17 6:53:02 AM LadyJafaria
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In some cases, it's safe to state that a B.D.B is a more powerful version of the standard MeatPuppet, though expected to be less common. Contrast TheDividual.

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In some cases, it's safe to state that a B.D.B is a more powerful version of the standard MeatPuppet, though expected to be less common. Contrast TheDividual. Not to be confused with DumbMuscle, though DumbMuscle characters may ''end up'' as Big Dumb Bodies.
15th Mar '17 9:17:42 AM hszmv1
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** The series reveal that [[HumansAreSpecial humans are the ultimate version of this trope]] as far as the Yeerks are concerned. They are have better senses than the Gedd, need less specialized diets than the Carnivourous Taxxons or the Herbivore Hork-Bajir, are not controlled by their hunger like the Taxxons, more dexterous than the Hork-Bajir (who in turn were improvements over the Gedd) and have a better stomach for warfare than pacifistic Hork-Bajir, and most importantly, are more numerous than all the above races (including the Yeerks, unhosted) combined. There are more humans then there are Yeerks to host them by an order of magnitude. Because of many of these traits, the Yeerks actually decide that a silent invasion is better than a full offensive like the other races... they're downright terrified of what the humans would be capable in an open fight.
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