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21st Sep '17 8:08:15 AM x_countryguy
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* Done rather disturbingly by [[spoiler: TheDevil]] in ''Film/TheDarkSideOfTheMoon'' to the crew of a space ship.
%%* ''Film/BeingJohnMalkovich'': John Malkovich

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* Done rather disturbingly by [[spoiler: TheDevil]] [[spoiler:TheDevil]] in ''Film/TheDarkSideOfTheMoon'' to the crew of a space ship.
%%* * ''Film/BeingJohnMalkovich'': John MalkovichMalkovich is under control of the protagonist for much of the movie when he is inside Malkovich's head.



* In ''[[VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiSuperstarSaga Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga]]'', [[spoiler: after defeating [[BigBad Cackletta]], her defeated spirit takes over the beaten-up body of Bowser and becomes... Bowletta.]]

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* In ''[[VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiSuperstarSaga Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga]]'', [[spoiler: after [[spoiler:after defeating [[BigBad Cackletta]], her defeated spirit takes over the beaten-up body of Bowser and becomes... Bowletta.]]



* ''VideoGame/GhostTrick'': [[spoiler: Yomiel can possess and manipulate living creatures the way Sissel manipulates inanimate objects. Aside from his cat the hosts are either unknowing or unwilling, but he can also possess the EmptyShell of his own corpse.]]

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* ''VideoGame/GhostTrick'': [[spoiler: Yomiel [[spoiler:Yomiel can possess and manipulate living creatures the way Sissel manipulates inanimate objects. Aside from his cat the hosts are either unknowing or unwilling, but he can also possess the EmptyShell of his own corpse.]]



* ''VideoGame/MeatPuppet'': Yes, there is a game whose title is the same as this trope, and the game mostly follows the description at the top. Lotos/Lotus Abstraction answered a personal ad that said about "nocturnal missions". She is being controlled by The Puppet Master/Martinet. She is required to make {{Asshole Victim}}s out of six leaders of the most profitable corporations (also known as ambassadors), and do this in one night, or else the suit that was put on her against her will will self-destruct and kill her! This is what Martinet is trying to accomplish: [[spoiler: The Puppet Master wants to use Lotos to reassemble the fractured genetic key to universal entropy and shut down the universe. That would make Lotos accomplice to the biggest murder of all time a prospect that displeases her greatly. She'd rather save the world instead]]. You can find out more [[http://www.thecomputershow.com/computershow/previews/meatpuppet.htm here]].

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* ''VideoGame/MeatPuppet'': Yes, there is a game whose title is the same as this trope, and the game mostly follows the description at the top. Lotos/Lotus Abstraction answered a personal ad that said about "nocturnal missions". She is being controlled by The Puppet Master/Martinet. She is required to make {{Asshole Victim}}s out of six leaders of the most profitable corporations (also known as ambassadors), and do this in one night, or else the suit that was put on her against her will will self-destruct and kill her! This is what Martinet is trying to accomplish: [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The Puppet Master wants to use Lotos to reassemble the fractured genetic key to universal entropy and shut down the universe. That would make Lotos accomplice to the biggest murder of all time a prospect that displeases her greatly. She'd rather save the world instead]]. You can find out more [[http://www.thecomputershow.com/computershow/previews/meatpuppet.htm here]].
1st Sep '16 3:50:07 PM margdean56
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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|s}} 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]] Shield]], or simply becomes a brainwashed {{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, whereas a Meat Puppet can appear anywhere (and are often ''why'' a debate escalates to Flame War, Internet Backdraft, or appearing on Fandom Wank levels). These are usually called Meat Puppet as opposed to SockPuppet, because they *are* actually separate people, unlike a 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, 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 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, whereas a Meat Puppet can appear anywhere (and are often ''why'' a debate escalates to Flame War, Internet Backdraft, or appearing on Fandom Wank levels). These are usually called Meat Puppet as opposed to SockPuppet, because they *are* ''are'' actually separate people, unlike a 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, especially in [[{{GIFT}} places that allow anonymity and don't ban proxies]].
4th Jul '16 11:36:34 AM nombretomado
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* The [[FaceHugger Krana]] in ''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.

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* The [[FaceHugger Krana]] in ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'' ''Toys/{{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.
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]]''.
doesn't care.]]




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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.
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