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[[caption-width-right:300:It's not as dirty as it looks.]]

When a foreign entity like that of a [[TheSymbiote Symbiote]], [[BodySnatcher Body Snatcher]], PuppeteerParasite, or even a [[TheCracker Hacker]] (when regarding machines like robots and computers) enters/outright hijacks a body, the possessed subject becomes what is usually called: the Host.

The basic purpose of the host varies on what the point was for it to have been hijacked in the first place. Sometimes it's used as a disguise, other times it's used as a decoy and destraction, even simply being used as a weapon and piece of armor that the possessor uses to cause sheer chaos and destruction, but sometimes... a host can be used for FetishFuel.

For details on the passive/aggressive relationships a Host can have with its "Guest," view TheSymbiote. [[NamesTheSame Has absolutely zilch to do with]] TheHost.


* MeatPuppet: the basic and most common Host, always being biological in origin.
** BigDumbBody - A meat puppet that holds little intelligence, but is desirable for its physical prowess and durability.
** EmptyShell - A Host that's without resistance from being taken over.
** HeroicHost - a Host that gets "powers" or "abilities" from their guest.
** LivingBodysuit - when a host is chosen as a disguise for reasons of secrecy and espionage.
** SeeingThroughAnothersEyes - when a host temporarily has their senses borrowed.
** TwoSiblingsInOne - When a sibling lives on within you... literally.
** WetwareBody - a biological body possessed by a computer.
** WillingChanneler - a Host who "wants" to be controlled, or at least isn't against having his/her body used by an outside party.
* Mechanical Shell: A host who's mechanical or has a digital representation within cyberspace.
** WetwareCPU - A computer possessed by the mind of a (once) living creature.
** Hacked Cyborg - An arguably hybrid host who is mechanical enough that their body can be hacked into, and manipulated, either manually or remotely. Can also be biologically possessed in some cases.
* HauntedFetter: An inanimate object or place that is possessed by a ghost or spirit as a way of binding itself to the realm of the living.
** HauntedTechnology: A machine with a ghost/spirit in it!
* PlanetaryParasite: An entire planet, whether sentient or not, is the ghost.