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24th Mar '16 12:50:55 PM Pastykake
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The purpose of a Meat Puppet is usually to act as a tool for the controller, ranging from basic slaves to intricately placed spies, sometimes also being used as a "Seeing Eye Dog" if the controller can remotely view through the puppet's senses. Generally, a Meat Puppet is a [[FacelessGoons Faceless Goon]], used as a [[HumanShield Meat Shield]] or simply becomes a brainwashed {{Mook}} that's expendable to a villain or antihero in control of it.

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The purpose of a Meat Puppet is usually to act as a tool for the controller, ranging from basic slaves to intricately placed spies, sometimes also being used as a "Seeing Eye Dog" if the controller can remotely view through the puppet's senses. Generally, a Meat Puppet is a [[FacelessGoons Faceless Goon]], used as a [[HumanShield Meat Shield]] or simply becomes a brainwashed {{Mook}} {{Mook|s}} that's expendable to a villain or antihero in control of it.



An entirely alternate meaning refers to TheInternet and NewMedia culture in social media: an online "entourage" or crowd of [[YesMan Yes People]] surrounding a particular internet user and/or a "personal army" of internet users recruited to attack or defend someone in a FlameWar or flare of InternetBackdraft, or to [[TheShill promote them or their product.]] This is connected to AstroTurf except that AstroTurf is usually for a politician, product,company, or one side in a war or conflict, while a Meat Puppet can appear anywhere (and are often ''why'' a debate escalates to FlameWar, InternetBackdraft, or appearing on Fandom Wank levels.) These are usually called Meat Puppet as opposed to SockPuppet, because they *are* actually separate people, unlike a SockPuppet, which is a different user identity (or collection of them) created by the same person. That said, good luck in telling them apart - especially in [[{{GIFT}} places that allow anonymity and don't ban proxies]].

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An entirely alternate meaning refers to TheInternet and NewMedia culture in social media: an online "entourage" or crowd of [[YesMan Yes People]] surrounding a particular internet Internet user and/or a "personal army" of internet Internet users recruited to attack or defend someone in a FlameWar or flare of InternetBackdraft, or to [[TheShill promote them or their product.]] This is connected to AstroTurf except that AstroTurf is usually for a politician, product,company, product, company, or one side in a war or conflict, while whereas a Meat Puppet can appear anywhere (and are often ''why'' a debate escalates to FlameWar, InternetBackdraft, Flame War, Internet Backdraft, or appearing on Fandom Wank levels.) levels). These are usually called Meat Puppet as opposed to SockPuppet, because they *are* actually separate people, unlike a SockPuppet, Sock Puppet, which is a different user identity (or collection of them) created by the same person. That said, good luck in telling them apart - apart, especially in [[{{GIFT}} places that allow anonymity and don't ban proxies]].



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* ''Anime/PokemonTheFirstMovie''. Mewtwo takes control of [[spoiler:the local Nurse Joy]]'s mind and uses her as the interface between it and the trainers invited to the island before it reveals itself.
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* [[Film/BeingJohnMalkovich John Malkovich]]

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* [[Film/BeingJohnMalkovich %%* ''Film/BeingJohnMalkovich'': John Malkovich]]Malkovich
19th Nov '15 10:30:59 AM FF32
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* In ''Webcomic/{{Fite}}'', [[spoiler:the Mutali turns out to be just puppets of Skerry.]]
* ''Webcomic/StandStillStaySilent'' gives us the unnerving possibility of this being the ultimate fate of victims of ThePlague that resulted in the current AfterTheEnd setting the characters find themselves in. Be they Beast (animal-based victims), Troll (human-based victims) or Giant (combo-platter critters). As if facing becoming a BodyOfBodies and/or MeatMoss BodyHorror wasn't enough, you could be trapped and watching yourself attack others for ''[[AndIMustScream decades]]''.



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* In ''Webcomic/{{Fite}}'', [[spoiler:the Mutali turns out to be just puppets of Skerry.]]
* ''Webcomic/StandStillStaySilent'' gives us the unnerving possibility of this being the ultimate fate of victims of ThePlague that resulted in the current AfterTheEnd setting the characters find themselves in. Be they Beast (animal-based victims), Troll (human-based victims) or Giant (combo-platter critters). As if facing becoming a BodyOfBodies and/or MeatMoss BodyHorror wasn't enough, you could be trapped and watching yourself attack others for ''[[AndIMustScream decades]]''.
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[[folder:Webcomics]]
* In ''Webcomic/{{Fite}}'', [[spoiler:the Mutali turns out to be just puppets of Skerry.]]
* ''Webcomic/StandStillStaySilent'' gives us the unnerving possibility of this being the ultimate fate of victims of ThePlague that resulted in the current AfterTheEnd setting the characters find themselves in. Be they Beast (animal-based victims), Troll (human-based victims) or Giant (combo-platter critters). As if facing becoming a BodyOfBodies and/or MeatMoss BodyHorror wasn't enough, you could be trapped and watching yourself attack others for ''[[AndIMustScream decades]]''.
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6th Nov '15 6:46:17 AM marnasaurusrex
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* In ''Webcomic/{{Fite}}'', [[spoiler:the Mutali turns out to be just puppets of Skerry.]]
* ''Webcomic/StandStillStaySilent'' gives us the unnerving possibility of this being the ultimate fate of victims of ThePlague that resulted in the current AfterTheEnd setting the characters find themselves in. Be they Beast (animal-based victims), Troll (human-based victims) or Giant (combo-platter critters). As if facing becoming a BodyOfBodies and/or MeatMoss BodyHorror wasn't enough, you could be trapped and watching yourself attack others for ''[[AndIMustScream decades]]''.

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* In ''Webcomic/{{Fite}}'', [[spoiler:the Mutali turns out Chapter Two of ''Literature/{{Antlers Colorado}}, [[spoiler:Austin is possessed and used as a vessel by an evil entity that has been bound to be a lake for centuries. There's a chapter from Lake-Austin's point of view where it's obvious that the lake has no idea what the limitations of a human body are, or just puppets of Skerry.]]
* ''Webcomic/StandStillStaySilent'' gives us the unnerving possibility of this being the ultimate fate of victims of ThePlague that resulted in the current AfterTheEnd setting the characters find themselves in. Be they Beast (animal-based victims), Troll (human-based victims) or Giant (combo-platter critters). As if facing becoming a BodyOfBodies and/or MeatMoss BodyHorror wasn't enough, you could be trapped and watching yourself attack others for ''[[AndIMustScream decades]]''.
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[[folder:Webcomics]]
* In ''Webcomic/{{Fite}}'', [[spoiler:the Mutali turns out to be just puppets of Skerry.]]
* ''Webcomic/StandStillStaySilent'' gives us the unnerving possibility of this being the ultimate fate of victims of ThePlague that resulted in the current AfterTheEnd setting the characters find themselves in. Be they Beast (animal-based victims), Troll (human-based victims) or Giant (combo-platter critters). As if facing becoming a BodyOfBodies and/or MeatMoss BodyHorror wasn't enough, you could be trapped and watching yourself attack others for ''[[AndIMustScream decades]]''.
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2nd Nov '15 2:24:52 PM FF32
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* ''VideoGame/{{Geist}}'' surrounds itself in having the player possess hosts both biological and machine to affect the living world and defeat [[TheBigBad The Big Bad]]. There's even a minigame devouted to Ghosts vs Hosts.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Geist}}'' surrounds itself in having the player possess hosts both biological and machine to affect the living world and defeat [[TheBigBad The Big Bad]]. the BigBad. There's even a minigame devouted devoted to Ghosts vs Hosts.
24th Sep '15 5:59:51 AM Anddrix
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* Any controller in ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}''

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* Any controller in ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}''''Literature/{{Animorphs}}''.
* Two very creepy examples in ''Literature/TheCasterChronicles'' - [[spoiler:Sarafine inhabiting Mrs. Lincoln in ''Beautiful Creatures'', and Mrs. English being possessed by the Lilum in ''Beautiful Chaos'']].
6th Jul '15 11:56:29 AM TheGoodDoctor
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* ''TabletopGame/PsionicsTheNextStageInHumanEvolution'': Powerful psychokinetics can hijack people’s bodies and remotely control them.
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8th Feb '15 3:53:44 PM Quanyails
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* Any controller in ''{{Literature/Animorphs}}''
* George R.R. Martin had a short story (can't recall the title) in which the corpses of executed criminals were implanted with control chips and sold as industrial equipment. They were only good for certain types of work, because they were somewhat clumsy and required human operators. Much of the plot revolved around the practical and financial issues facing the corpse-driver protagonists.

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* Any controller in ''{{Literature/Animorphs}}''
''Literature/{{Animorphs}}''
* George R.R. Martin had a short story (can't recall the title) in which the corpses of executed criminals were implanted with control chips and sold as industrial equipment. They were only good for certain types of work, because they were somewhat clumsy and required human operators. Much of the plot revolved around the practical and financial issues facing the corpse-driver protagonists.
16th Jan '15 8:32:03 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''MatrixReloaded'' and ''MatrixRevolutions'', Agent Smith overwrites Bane inside the Matrix and uses his body to escape into the real world.

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* In ''MatrixReloaded'' ''Film/TheMatrixReloaded'' and ''MatrixRevolutions'', ''Film/TheMatrixRevolutions'', Agent Smith overwrites Bane inside the Matrix and uses his body to escape into the real world.
4th Jan '15 1:35:13 PM shawn_allen
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* In ''MatrixReloaded'' and ''MatrixRevolutions'', Agent Smith overwrites Bane inside the Matrix and uses his body to escape into the real world.
4th Jan '15 1:06:16 PM CathariSarad
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* Done rather disturbingly by [[spoiler: TheDevil]] in Film/TheDarkSideOfTheMoon to the crew of a space ship.
* [[BeingJohnMalkovich John Malkovich]]

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* Done rather disturbingly by [[spoiler: TheDevil]] in Film/TheDarkSideOfTheMoon ''Film/TheDarkSideOfTheMoon'' to the crew of a space ship.
* [[BeingJohnMalkovich [[Film/BeingJohnMalkovich John Malkovich]]



* The [[FaceHugger Krana]] in ''{{Bionicle}}'' can control a being once attached to his or her face. If they possess a [[LittlePeople Matoran]], it's a straight example of the trope, since Matoran lapse into unconciousness when separated from their MaskOfPower. However, if they possess a Toa, there will be a struggle for control between Krana and host. IKnowYouAreInThereSomewhereFight ensues.

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* The [[FaceHugger Krana]] in ''{{Bionicle}}'' ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'' can control a being once attached to his or her face. If they possess a [[LittlePeople Matoran]], it's a straight example of the trope, since Matoran lapse into unconciousness when separated from their MaskOfPower. However, if they possess a Toa, there will be a struggle for control between Krana and host. IKnowYouAreInThereSomewhereFight ensues.



* ''PainKiller'' also contains a character who uses mind control to manipulate potential enemy hosts, (and sometimes including allies).

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* ''PainKiller'' ''VideoGame/PainKiller'' also contains a character who uses mind control to manipulate potential enemy hosts, (and sometimes including allies).



* The Flood parasites of ''{{Halo}}'' insert their tendrils into the nervous systems of their host subjects. Afterwards, they control and mutate the host in the same way that headcrabs do.

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* The Flood parasites of ''{{Halo}}'' ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' insert their tendrils into the nervous systems of their host subjects. Afterwards, they control and mutate the host in the same way that headcrabs do.



* This is the implied case with Millennia from ''[[{{Deception}} Kagero: Deception II]]''. She never speaks in cutscenes aside from nodding or shaking her head, but exactly ''how much'' control the Timemoids are exhibiting over her is [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation up to the player]] via {{Dialogue Tree}}s.

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* This is the implied case with Millennia from ''[[{{Deception}} ''[[VideoGame/{{Deception}} Kagero: Deception II]]''. She never speaks in cutscenes aside from nodding or shaking her head, but exactly ''how much'' control the Timemoids are exhibiting over her is [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation up to the player]] via {{Dialogue Tree}}s.



* In ''{{Fite}}'', [[spoiler:the Mutali turns out to be just puppets of Skerry.]]
* ''StandStillStaySilent'' gives us the unnerving possibility of this being the ultimate fate of victims of ThePlague that resulted in the current AfterTheEnd setting the characters find themselves in. Be they Beast (animal-based victims), Troll (human-based victims) or Giant (combo-platter critters). As if facing becoming a BodyOfBodies and/or MeatMoss BodyHorror wasn't enough, you could be trapped and watching yourself attack others for ''[[AndIMustScream decades]]''.

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* In ''{{Fite}}'', ''Webcomic/{{Fite}}'', [[spoiler:the Mutali turns out to be just puppets of Skerry.]]
* ''StandStillStaySilent'' ''Webcomic/StandStillStaySilent'' gives us the unnerving possibility of this being the ultimate fate of victims of ThePlague that resulted in the current AfterTheEnd setting the characters find themselves in. Be they Beast (animal-based victims), Troll (human-based victims) or Giant (combo-platter critters). As if facing becoming a BodyOfBodies and/or MeatMoss BodyHorror wasn't enough, you could be trapped and watching yourself attack others for ''[[AndIMustScream decades]]''.
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