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Face Hugger
Simple. It attaches itself to someone's face.

Usually Nightmare Fuel from some horror film.

May be related to Face Full of Alien Wing-Wong. See also Orifice Invasion, Personal Space Invader.

Examples:

Comics
  • The mind-control starfish of Starro the Conqueror.

Film
  • The xenomorphs from Alien. Many later examples are homages.

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Video Games
  • Gligar and Gliscor from Pokémon.
  • Metroids
  • Headcrabs from the Half-Life saga.
  • Brainsuckers from X-COM Apocalypse, which are used as ammunition by certain aliens in addition to appearing on their own. Replacing a person's brain is their entire purpose; They don't even have a digestive system.

Webcomics
Face Full of Alien Wing-WongEvil Is VisceralFan Disservice

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