The tongue eating parasite 1 can you think of any

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The Tongue-Eating Parasite 1. Can you think of any other fictional "monsters" that might have been inspired by real-world parasites? Describe that monster and its parasitic behavior. A fictional monster that might have been inspired by real-world parasites is Baby from Dragon Ball Z. He is a parasitic alien that infects characters with his DNA to boost his energy. In his adventure he manages to put the entire population on earth under his control,making Vegeta a character in the show his main host. But is then destroyed by Goku. 2. Which of the four parasite behaviors was most disturbing to you? Why? The most disturbing parasite is the Ceti Eal from Star Trek. It crawls in through the ear and attaches itself to the cerebral cortex. Even thinking about something going into my ear makes me cringe. That’s honestly one of my biggest fears After scrolling through videos on social media where spiders or bugs come out of people’s ear. 3. Imagine you are designing a movie or video game monster based off of the tongue-eating isopod. Describe how you would translate this real-world
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creature into a fictional monster. You can use elements of the other parasites discussed in the article and chapter. The tongue-eating isopod would be able to mind control humans. In order to infect humans they would be able to shapeshift. Mainly changing into the form of food as it would be easier to be ingested. As they enter into the mouth they would immediately latch onto the tongue and initiate mind control to take over the human population.
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