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2nd Jul '17 4:42:17 AM shaZam999
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* ''The Ventriloquist'', a.k.a. Arnold (not [[Franchise/ResidentEvil Albert]]) Wesker is a ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' villain whose multiple personality disorder led him to carry around an aggressive mafia-esque dummy named Scarface -- which became the dominant personality of the duo, abusing Wesker and ordering him around. This made Wesker a rather tragic villain, because his core personality is mild-mannered and doesn't like what Scarface is doing or the abuse Scarface heaps on him, but cannot seem to break with the idea that he and Scarface are separate individuals. In one instance, Wesker actually shoots Scarface while the dummy is still on his hand, then proceeds to not notice that his hand is bleeding. Wesker himself ([[DependingOnTheWriter occasionally]]) seems to think Scarface isn't an alternate personality, but a full on demonic possession.

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* ''The Ventriloquist'', a.k.a. Arnold (not [[Franchise/ResidentEvil Albert]]) Wesker is a ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' villain whose multiple personality disorder led him to carry around an aggressive mafia-esque dummy named Scarface -- which became the dominant personality of the duo, abusing Wesker and ordering him around. This made Wesker a rather tragic villain, because his core personality is mild-mannered and doesn't like what Scarface is doing or the abuse Scarface heaps on him, but cannot seem to break with the idea that he and Scarface are separate individuals. In one instance, Wesker actually shoots Scarface while the dummy is still on his hand, then proceeds to not notice that his hand is bleeding. Wesker himself ([[DependingOnTheWriter occasionally]]) seems to think Scarface isn't an alternate personality, but a full on demonic possession.
30th Jun '17 6:34:28 PM Andyroid
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* ''VideoGame/EmilyWantsToPlay'' has Chester, one of Emily's "friends", a dummy that appears in random rooms in the house. If you spot him, you have to leave the room as soon as possible or he'll kill you.
10th Jun '17 10:35:32 AM Andyroid
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* ''Undertale'' has The [[UnstoppableRage Mad Dummy]], who stops you at Waterfall. He's pissed that you killed, bored, or disgusted his [[TrainingDummy cousin in the ruins,]] who also falls under this trope, if more calm than most. The Mad Dummy attacks with cotton, missiles, and knives. [[spoiler: Well, one knife.]]

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* ''Undertale'' ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' has The the [[UnstoppableRage Mad Dummy]], who stops you at Waterfall. He's pissed that you killed, bored, or disgusted insulted his [[TrainingDummy cousin you met in the ruins,]] who also falls under this trope, if more calm than most.Ruins]]. The Mad Dummy attacks with cotton, missiles, and knives. [[spoiler: Well, one knife.]]
3rd May '17 3:10:22 AM WillBGood
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* A more savage parody of Howdy Doody, "Howdy Dooit!" was done by Creator/{{MAD}} back in its comic book days. Howdy is depicted as manipulating the kids into following the advertising (including a creepy closeup where he demands they get their moms to watch one ad), and [[spoiler: Buffalo Bill is the real puppet.]] Read it [[http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-KLEKYM9sHow/UFadmvpqppI/AAAAAAAAULo/HIvd7mujcxY/s1600/Mad+018+Bill+Elder+003.jpg here.]]

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* A more savage parody of Howdy Doody, "Howdy Dooit!" was done by Creator/{{MAD}} back in its comic book days. Howdy is depicted as manipulating the kids into following the advertising (including a creepy closeup where he demands they get their moms to watch one ad), and [[spoiler: Buffalo Bill is the real puppet.]] Read it [[http://4.bp.[[http://jeffoverturf.blogspot.com/-KLEKYM9sHow/UFadmvpqppI/AAAAAAAAULo/HIvd7mujcxY/s1600/Mad+018+Bill+Elder+003.jpg com/2012/09/howdy-dooit-will-elder-mad-mondays.html here.]]
2nd Mar '17 12:21:24 PM PikaPika2
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* In VideoGame/Undertale there are two, technically. The [[TrainingDummy Ruins Dummy]] doesn't speak, but as stated by the other example, the [[UnstoppableRage Mad Dummy]], confirms that although peaceful, the Ruins Dummy is, or ''was'' possessed.

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* In VideoGame/Undertale there are two, technically. ''Undertale'' has The [[TrainingDummy Ruins Dummy]] doesn't speak, but as stated by the other example, the [[UnstoppableRage Mad Dummy]], confirms who stops you at Waterfall. He's pissed that although peaceful, you killed, bored, or disgusted his [[TrainingDummy cousin in the Ruins ruins,]] who also falls under this trope, if more calm than most. The Mad Dummy is, or ''was'' possessed.attacks with cotton, missiles, and knives. [[spoiler: Well, one knife.]]



* ''VideoGame/Undertale'' has The [[UnstoppableRage Mad Dummy]], who stops you at Waterfall. He's pissed that you killed, bored, or disgusted his [[TrainingDummy cousin in the ruins,]] who also falls under this trope, if more calm than most. The Mad Dummy attacks with cotton, missiles, and knives. [[spoiler: Well, one knife.]]
2nd Mar '17 12:19:34 PM PikaPika2
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* ''VideoGame/Undertale'' has two, technically. The [[TrainingDummy Ruins Dummy]] doesn't speak, but as stated by the other example, the [[UnstoppableRage Mad Dummy]], confirms that although peaceful, the Ru

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* ''VideoGame/Undertale'' has In VideoGame/Undertale there are two, technically. The [[TrainingDummy Ruins Dummy]] doesn't speak, but as stated by the other example, the [[UnstoppableRage Mad Dummy]], confirms that although peaceful, the Ru Ruins Dummy is, or ''was'' possessed.
1st Mar '17 12:09:46 PM PikaPika2
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* ''VideoGame/Undertale'' has two, technically. The [[TrainingDummy Ruins Dummy]] doesn't speak, but as stated by the other example, the [[UnstoppableRage Mad Dummy]], confirms that although peaceful, the Ru


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* ''VideoGame/Undertale'' has The [[UnstoppableRage Mad Dummy]], who stops you at Waterfall. He's pissed that you killed, bored, or disgusted his [[TrainingDummy cousin in the ruins,]] who also falls under this trope, if more calm than most. The Mad Dummy attacks with cotton, missiles, and knives. [[spoiler: Well, one knife.]]
8th Feb '17 10:28:00 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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->''"Tee hee! [[ThirdPersonPerson Penny]] likes you. ...But Mr. Bear '''HATES YOU!'''"''
-->-- '''[[CreepyChild Penny]]''', ''VideoGame/AdvanceWars: Days of Ruin''

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->''"Tee hee! [[ThirdPersonPerson Penny]] Penny likes you. ...But Mr. Bear '''HATES YOU!'''"''
-->-- '''[[CreepyChild Penny]]''', '''Penny''', ''VideoGame/AdvanceWars: Days of Ruin''
8th Feb '17 10:25:37 PM Vir
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* Stevil and Carlsbad, seen in the Halloween episodes of ''Series/FamilyMatters'', were evil ventriloquist dummy-versions of Steve and Carl. Of course, while the show got whacky in its later years, these episodes were AllJustADream.

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* Stevil and Carlsbad, seen in the Halloween episodes of ''Series/FamilyMatters'', were evil ventriloquist dummy-versions dummy versions of Steve and Carl. Of course, while the show [[DenserAndWackier got whacky wacky]] in its later years, these episodes were AllJustADream.



* One episode of the German SitCom ''Series/HausmeisterKrause'' features an AxCrazy serial killer, whose ''[[Theatre/PunchAndJudy Kasperle]]'' hand-puppet urges him to "play [[Film/TheSilenceOfTheLambs Hannibal]]".

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* One episode of the German SitCom {{sitcom}} ''Series/HausmeisterKrause'' features an AxCrazy serial killer, whose ''[[Theatre/PunchAndJudy Kasperle]]'' hand-puppet hand puppet urges him to "play [[Film/TheSilenceOfTheLambs Hannibal]]".



* ''Series/RedDwarf'' gives us Mr Flibble, an evil penguin puppet created by Rimmer's psychosis after he contracts a telekinetic holographic virus. Provides the image for ConsultingMisterPuppet.
* The opening host segment for the ''[[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 MST3K]]'' episode [[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S06E10TheViolentYears The Violent Years]] involves Servo replacing his usual dome with a creepy ventriloquist doll head. Poor Crow is rendered near catatonic with terror.

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* ''Series/RedDwarf'' gives us Mr Mr. Flibble, an evil penguin puppet created by Rimmer's psychosis after he contracts a telekinetic holographic virus. Provides the image for ConsultingMisterPuppet.
* The opening host segment for the ''[[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 MST3K]]'' ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' episode [[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S06E10TheViolentYears "[[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S06E10TheViolentYears The Violent Years]] Years]]" involves Servo replacing his usual dome with a creepy ventriloquist doll head. Poor Crow is rendered near catatonic with terror.



* The ''Tabletopgame/YuGiOh'' monster card ''[[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Malice_Doll_of_Demise Malice Doll Of Demise]]'' qualifies, and is a favorite of many Fiend-Type duelists.

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* The ''Tabletopgame/YuGiOh'' ''TabletopGame/YuGiOh'' monster card ''[[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Malice_Doll_of_Demise Malice Doll Of Demise]]'' qualifies, and is a favorite of many Fiend-Type duelists.
8th Feb '17 10:14:22 PM Vir
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** The ''ComicBook/{{New 52}}'' version of the Ventiliquist has a dummy that has drills built into its hands, making it a threat in its own right.

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** The ''ComicBook/{{New 52}}'' version of the Ventiliquist Ventriloquist has a dummy that has drills built into its hands, making it a threat in its own right.



* ''Film/DeadSilence'': The ghost of a ventriloquist uses her puppets (lots and lots of puppets!) as minions to do her dirty work [[spoiler: so that when her victims scream, she can rip out their tongues and steal their voice]] and then it turns out [[spoiler:the main character's wheelchair-bound father has been dead the whole movie, his "new wife" being a perfect doll, and ''operating him just like a puppet'']].
* ''[[Film/ChildsPlay Child's Play]]'': A serial killer transfers his soul into a Good Guy doll named Chucky to avoid death after getting gunned down in a toy store.

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* ''Film/DeadSilence'': The ghost of a ventriloquist uses her puppets (lots and lots of puppets!) as minions to do her dirty work [[spoiler: so that when her victims scream, she can rip out their tongues and steal their voice]] and then it turns out [[spoiler:the main character's wheelchair-bound father [[DeadAllAlong has been dead the whole movie, movie]], his "new wife" being a perfect doll, and ''operating him just like a puppet'']].
* ''[[Film/ChildsPlay Child's Play]]'': ''Film/ChildsPlay'': A serial killer transfers his soul into a Good Guy doll named Chucky to avoid death after getting gunned down in a toy store.



* The ''{{Puppetmaster}}'' series.

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* The ''{{Puppetmaster}}'' ''Film/{{Puppetmaster}}'' series.



* The edges of this are explored in "Literature/BookOfTheNewSun". Baldanders is the giant simple-minded puppet to the diminutive and foxy looking Dr. Talos, and they do work the stage, but Baldanders sometimes seems out of control. [[spoiler: Baldanders is really the demonic genius, and Dr. Talos is his own creation. The real puppet (publicly puppet master) Talos has personal attributes of loyalty and lawfulness, and the real puppet master (publicly puppet) has the demonic and unpredictable nature. They share the attribute of complete ruthlessness, so fit the trope either way you look at it.]]

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* The edges of this are explored in "Literature/BookOfTheNewSun".''Literature/BookOfTheNewSun''. Baldanders is the giant simple-minded puppet to the diminutive and foxy looking Dr. Talos, and they do work the stage, but Baldanders sometimes seems out of control. [[spoiler: Baldanders is really the demonic genius, and Dr. Talos is his own creation. The real puppet (publicly puppet master) Talos has personal attributes of loyalty and lawfulness, and the real puppet master (publicly puppet) has the demonic and unpredictable nature. They share the attribute of complete ruthlessness, so fit the trope either way you look at it.]]



* Conky on ''Series/TrailerParkBoys''. Conky is basically a puppet version of Bubbles. Bubbles has a very peculiar bond with Conky. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Ricky's pranoia and subsequent plot to kill Conky is priceless]]. In season eight, Bubbles makes a new puppet, Bobby Turkalino, to perform a drugs-awareness program at a school. He then makes a puppet of Ricky for the puppet.

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* Conky on ''Series/TrailerParkBoys''. Conky is basically a puppet version of Bubbles. Bubbles has a very peculiar bond with Conky. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments Ricky's pranoia and subsequent plot to kill Conky is priceless]]. In season eight, 8, Bubbles makes a new puppet, Bobby Turkalino, to perform a drugs-awareness drug awareness program at a school. He then makes a puppet of Ricky for the puppet.



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* Mr. Mime from ''{{Franchise/Pokemon}}'' invokes this by having a recessed jaw and obvious joints.

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* Mr. Mime from ''{{Franchise/Pokemon}}'' ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' invokes this by having a recessed jaw and obvious joints.



* Mel from ''SuikodenIII'' is a puppeteer who blames her puppet "Branky" for its rude behavior and puts it through a fair amount of abuse. (She also [[ImprobableWeaponUser uses it to inflict violence upon her enemies.]]) This is one of those rare cases where a puppeteer is actually far more disturbing than the puppet.

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* Mel from ''SuikodenIII'' ''VideoGame/SuikodenIII'' is a puppeteer who blames her puppet "Branky" for its rude behavior and puts it through a fair amount of abuse. (She also [[ImprobableWeaponUser uses it to inflict violence upon her enemies.]]) This is one of those rare cases where a puppeteer is actually far more disturbing than the puppet.



* ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends'' has "Tibbers", the teddy-bear that [[PlayingWithFire Annie]] carries around with her -- and turns into a giant, demonic version of itself when she uses her ultimate ability.

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* ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends'' has "Tibbers", the teddy-bear teddy bear that [[PlayingWithFire Annie]] carries around with her -- and turns into a giant, demonic version of itself when she uses her ultimate ability.



* Lil Cal from ''{{Webcomic/Homestuck}}'' ''epitomizes'' this trope. If any individual can be responsible for anything in a world where YouCantFightFate and [[StableTimeLoop the present is caused by the future]], then Cal is responsible for ''everything bad that happens in the comic'' [[ItMakesSenseInContext other than the end of the world]]. (And yes, this includes at least one [[spoiler:destroyed ''universe'']].)

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* Lil Cal from ''{{Webcomic/Homestuck}}'' ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' ''epitomizes'' this trope. If any individual can be responsible for anything in a world where YouCantFightFate and [[StableTimeLoop the present is caused by the future]], then Cal is responsible for ''everything bad that happens in the comic'' [[ItMakesSenseInContext other than the end of the world]]. (And yes, this includes at least one [[spoiler:destroyed ''universe'']].)



** In the episode, "Krusty Gets Kancelled", features a dummy named Gabbo that can apparently move and think independently of its "master". (Either that or said "master", ventriloquist Walter Crandall, [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane is an eccentric who knows a lot of FX tricks.]]) In spite of this, it's really more annoying than creepy.

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** In the episode, The episode "Krusty Gets Kancelled", Kancelled" features a dummy named Gabbo that can apparently move and think independently of its "master". (Either that or said "master", ventriloquist Walter Crandall, [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane is an eccentric who knows a lot of FX tricks.]]) In spite of this, it's really more annoying than creepy.



** See "Treehouse of Horror III" where a krusty doll tries to kill Homer because someone set it to evil.
--->'''Homer:'''"Marge, Marge, the doll's trying to kill me and the toaster's been laughing at me!"
* On a more humorous note, ''WesternAnimation/TheTick'' featured The Human Ton and Handy, a barely sentient 2000 lbs. GiantMook with a green hand puppet that appeared to have a mind of its own and bossed The Human Ton around. Not to mention that Handy was considerably smarter than his handler - and all of the other supervillains they teamed up with for that matter. Intriguingly enough, for all the verbal abuse Handy put him through, The Human Ton's immediate reaction to having Handy removed was to [[BigNo scream loudly]] and faint. Its implied that Handy is simply the personification of The Ton's split personality, similar to The Ventriloquist from Batman, as he can't move or speak on his own, and when he attempts to use the Desirovac in "Grandpa Wore Tights", it doesn't work for him, implying that he doesn't have a mind of his own.
* Mr. Hat from ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' fills the split personality role by becoming terribly jealous when Mr. Garrison leaves him behind. He also occasionally ventures off on his own, one time attempting to kill a celebrity for a perceived slight. He was briefly replaced by Mr Twig, who served the same purpose.

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** See "Treehouse of Horror III" where a krusty Krusty doll tries to kill Homer because someone set it to evil.
--->'''Homer:'''"Marge, --->'''Homer:''' Marge, Marge, the doll's trying to kill me and the toaster's been laughing at me!"
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* On a more humorous note, ''WesternAnimation/TheTick'' featured The Human Ton and Handy, a barely sentient 2000 lbs. GiantMook with a green hand puppet that appeared to have a mind of its own and bossed The Human Ton around. Not to mention that Handy was considerably smarter than his handler - and all of the other supervillains they teamed up with for that matter. Intriguingly enough, for all the verbal abuse Handy put him through, The Human Ton's immediate reaction to having Handy removed was to [[BigNo scream loudly]] and faint. Its implied that Handy is simply the personification of The Ton's split personality, similar to The Ventriloquist from Batman, ''Batman'', as he can't move or speak on his own, and when he attempts to use the Desirovac in "Grandpa Wore Tights", it doesn't work for him, implying that he doesn't have a mind of his own.
* Mr. Hat from ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' fills the split personality role by becoming terribly jealous when Mr. Garrison leaves him behind. He also occasionally ventures off on his own, one time attempting to kill a celebrity for a perceived slight. He was briefly replaced by Mr Mr. Twig, who served the same purpose.



** Although it's a little more clear that this is the case when Jennifer Lopez and her alter-ego [[spoiler: Mitch Conner]] reappear in the episodes 200 and 201. There it's revealed that [[spoiler: Mitch Conner has been to Vietnam in 1977, knows Mr. Hat personally, and knows who's Cartman's real father is.]] But, this brings up more questions than answers, as Lopez could not have possibly done all that while attached to a fourth grader's body...

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** Although it's a little more clear that this is the case when Jennifer Lopez and her alter-ego [[spoiler: Mitch Conner]] reappear in the episodes 200 and 201. There it's revealed that [[spoiler: Mitch Conner has been to Vietnam in 1977, knows Mr. Hat personally, and knows who's who Cartman's real father is.]] But, this brings up more questions than answers, as Lopez could not have possibly done all that while attached to a fourth grader's body...
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